Because now it's going to be all about buying for others and I'm not getting any books for myself until after the big day.
I picked up Vera, by Stacy Schiff, because an autographed copy of her acclaimed, Pulitzer winning biography of Mrs. Nabokov showed up in my pile of books to shelve. And because I really wanted it anyway. I read part of Cleopatra but put it down because I don't have time for audio books; I still would like to finish the print version and read this book, too.
And I finally picked up The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes' Booker Prize winner from this year. Who knows why it took me so long.