market research and business expenses

I love spending a couple of hours at Borders just looking around. It's one of my favorite things to do to relax. Plus, it's market research.

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Tonight I finally got a chance to flip through Apples For Jam. As you know, everyone in blogland is positively gushing about it - and for good reason.  After thumbing through its pages, I know it's one I'll want to own. For now, though, I'll have to content myself with drooling over  it at the bookstore.
I have been dropping a little much coin on books lately. Not that it stopped me from shelling out fifteen bucks for magazines. And that's after I put back the 8 dollar  Living Etc.  It was a business expense.

Here are some of the things I enjoyed tonight:

-The Family at Home: Love. Life. Style by Anita Kaushal. I am surprised that I picked it up, as the cover is not really that appealing to me. The inside was really lovely, though.

-Cool new title on the shelf in the craft section:  How To Make Books

-Absolutely adorable little mending kit by Cath Kidston.

-cd by St. Vincent

Done with browsing ( and spending ), I came home all excited to watch my favorite new show: Pushing Daisies . I am so disappointed it's not on tonight! Boo, Hiss!