So, as I came out of Crossword today, I got my answer. I've never been able to resist a good book (or even a bad book, for that matter) and as I stepped out, I realized that I'd been picking up books left and right (not quite left, right and center, that's after my promotion :P).
I'm glad. I know where my money's going. I'm picking up books I should've read years ago. Also, since my rural stints, I've found myself being fascinated by books on India. I pick'em up at Crossword, I pick'em up at Fountain. I pick'em up from friends. I'm getting back to where I should've reached years ago. And then, forward ahoy!