10 Things That Happen When You're On A Book Buying Ban

10 Things That Happen When You're On A Book Buying Ban

The worst decision of a book lover's life.
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Every book lover has had to go on some kind of ban at least once in their lives. Whether it be because you've reached your limit on your credit card, your TBR (or To Be Read) pile is getting out of control, or simply because you don't have any more space on your bookshelf, these things have definitely happened.

1. Your favorite author just released a new book.

What!?! There's a new Sarah Dessen book? How can I NOT?

2. Your bookstore has a really good sale.

They just finished stocking the $5 table? Here I come...

3. You discover a website like Bookoutlet.

All books are 50-90% off!?!?

4. Your family brings you to Barnes and Noble.

I'll feel bad if I don't buy SOMETHING.

5. Amazon has a really good deal that week.

That new series I wanted to read is 20% off, and I get two day free shipping!?! Add to cart.

6. You happen to find a rummage sale with a killer book section.

I have to support the hometown!

7. Something horrible happens, and you need retail therapy to fix it.

Maybe I'll just buy one...that's it.

8. You walk into a book store planning on just getting one book.

Okay, I just have to get one thing for my class next semester....ooh the $5 table was restocked!

9. Someone gets you a gift card.

WOW! $25 I can spend on books!!!

10. And finally, you simply have no self control.

No...I need all of these...all 5 books are coming home with me.



So whether your book buying ban has lasted two months or two days, there's no need to fear. You're not alone, fellow book lover! Read on!

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Every Time I See A College Tour Group Walk By I Just Want to Scream 'It's a TRAAAPP!'

The tour guide is good - they're just a liar.
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It's officially that time of year - anywhere you walk on campus, there's bound to be a gaggle of parents and befuddled high school students winding their way through building after building. In front of them stands an overenthusiastic tour guide, spouting off statistics about the school so fast they'll make your head spin.

Unfortunately, what the tour guide says doesn't exactly line up with what goes on at the school. Oh, the things we students wish we could shout out to the parents as they pass by.

1. "You'll get sick of the dining!"

It may look like there's something new to eat every single day, but by the end of the semester, you'll be sick of everything except the things closest at home.

2. "I'm only here for the free t-shirts!"

Seriously.

3. "IT'S A TRAP!"

Seriously, part two. You get two of three things: a social life, sleep, or good grades. Whoever said you could have all three is lying.

4. "Welcome to the real world, suckers!"

It's got confrontation, taking care of yourself, and formal emails. (Which, of course, your professor will respond with 'k thnx bai' sent from their iPhone.)

5. "Say goodbye to sleep!"

There are three types of people on campus: tea drinkers, coffee drinkers, and people with energy drinks running through their veins.

6. "THE MODEL DORM IS A LIE!"

Check all of your housing options before you move in. The dorm they're showing you might be the worst housing area on campus.

7. "THE FINANCIAL AID IS A LIE!"

You're getting squat. Free tuition? Try the tune of $13k a year. Or more. Depending.

8. "The library is NOT the best study place."

Depending on your major, there are several places for you to study that aren't the library.

9. "The health center sucks!"

True fact: word through the grapevine is that someone once got antibiotics for a sprained ankle.You may as well sell that leg on the black market to cover the costs.

10. "Believe the roommate horror stories!"

All random roommates are horrible unless proven otherwise. (But be wary of everyone.)

11. "SI (student instructor) sessions are useless."

You will learn nothing . Chances are you'll end up correcting the instructor.

12. "The freshman fifteen is optional."

Some people don't gain it at all, and some people really gain it. It's up to you.

13. "You'll need a car!!"

If, for some reason you can't pay for the overpriced parking pass, find a friend who can.

14. "Hookup culture is real!"

But it's not for everyone. Just because everyone is doing it doesn't mean you have to.

15. "Campus jobs are a myth!"

Campus job? What's a campus job? Do you have work-study? No? No job for you. Have you tried the local coffee shop?

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