A spectacular FAIL has occurred with the Frugal February and book-buying ban that I announced over a fortnight ago. I'll bore you with my excuses - the dismalness of the February weather, the continuation of my exclusion diet, and some ill health creating a general need for cheering up which was most easily assuaged by ebay, and the excitement of the Cornish cornucopia and discovering the general unavailability of Cornish books in Oxfordshire made it impossible to resist Amazon's market place. On the plus side, I have managed to avoid bookshops, and where I haven't, I've at least managed to avoid buying anything.
However, as you can see from this picture the TBR shelves are threatening to become a whole bookcase of shame again, so I'm hoping that I can actually try to resist purchasing books to cheer myself up, and at the same time make inroads into these piles.
Lent starts today, so it's time to make a new start and see if I can keep going until Easter Saturday, which also happens to be the lesser known feast day of April 3rd this year (aka my birthday).
Canons Ashby and some book finds
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