you choose a new purse not for its stylish good looks (although it is stylish and good looking), nor for how good it makes you look.
You know you’re a bookaholic when you choose a purse for its capacity to hold a book—and not a measly mass market either, but an inch-thick, roughly 6x9 trade paperback.
You vow that if you buy the purse upon which you first laid eyes (a smaller but equally appealing suede handbag), you'd be fine carrying the book in your hand. Your shopping companion scoffs. He knows you almost better than you know yourself.
At the end of the day, there is a perfect bag for you—and your book.