i have done it and relief has set in.
i am now free to buy books.
unfortunately, the end of my book-buying-ban has coincided with pre-finals week at school, so i have no time to recap the experience, let alone really think about it.
i'll save that for next week.
until then, i've already made my first book purchase: the swerve: how the world became modern by stephen greenblatt. i can't wait until i have time to read it!