There are two rare books that I have been looking for on and off for years. I can never find them. Well, I just found them. Powells.com currently has them. One is $250 and the other is $195. I’m trying to be good. I’m trying to save money. I’ve got a $2,000+ tax bill coming up, a dinner to host at the Rainbow Room, a trip to Disney World. I so want to buy these two books. It is taking every fiber of my being to resist.

But resist I shall. For the time being…

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.