I was at Half Price Books with my librarian daughter the other day and we were trying to keep each other from buying too many books.
I saw this beloved gem and thought, "Oh, I love Nora Ephron and I loved that book. But I don't remember it." (Because I am, you know, a woman of a certain age.)
So, then I replied to myself, "You can get it from the library. You don't need to buy it, even if it is only $2."
Then, my self replied to myself, "But you loved it, and you want to reread it, and even if the library has it, you'll want to read it again."
Then, in unison, my two selves said, "And you know you won't remember it, so won't it be nice to keep it around so you can reread it?"
When I caught up with my daughter in another part of the store, I said, "There's a story behind why I'm getting this one."
She said, "And here's why I'm getting these six...."
And I nodded vigorously, because she didn't even have to explain.