A Bibliomaniac Does Her Taxes: A Story in Gifs

I love books.

matilda reading

And I have a lot of them.

pushing daisies reading

Despite my best efforts (hahahaha) to stop buying so many, I still bought a ton last year. Which is fine, because they make me happy.

beauty and the beast ladder

(So, yes, my house looks like this.)

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black books

2015 was my first year as a full-time freelance book reviewer and blogger. This past weekend, I went to my accountant to have my taxes done. Correctly. Because I am bad at math.

hiddleston counting

So I handed her the receipts from my book purchases.

new girl

And as she added them up, she looked like this:

tarsir eyes

She told me how much I had spent.

i win cat

She said it again.

the office shrug

I was like:

enchanted

She asked if I had read them all yet.

meryl streep

She suggested this year I try buying fewer books.

eddie izzard

Because in my book-obsessed mind, this means I need to beat my book-spending record.

barney neil patrick harris

When I got home, my boyfriend asked me how much I spent on books in 2015.

house

I do have a lot of books, though. So for the remainder of 2016, I’ll try not to buy as many.

lying

LOL!

judy garland i don't care