So I’ve decided to put myself on another book buying... I do this two or three times a year when I feel the TBR pile has got really out of control. Seeing as I have now started to pile books up on the floor, as any empty space on shelves or flat surfaces are history, I figure this is as good a time as any to stop – at least for a little while. I still have some pre-orders that will hopefully be arriving in the next few weeks, plus I will continue to lurk on netgalley to spot books I fancy, so there will still be some books entering the flat, but hopefully it will slow down to a trickle.
|My TBR Pile - two rows of books deep and sorely in need of reading!|
Previous book buying bans have not been particularly successful for me – I can’t resist a bargain and somehow manage to visit amazon/bookdepository/fishpondworld on a daily basis. Plus every week I have to visit my local Waterstones, Works and WHSmith just in case something happens to them. To be honest, it’s a surprise that I haven’t bought even more books! Usually these bans only last a week or two, but I am hopeful that this will be longer. It would be nice if I could make it to my birthday in September without break – but I’m going to be realistic! Every week I go without a purchase will hopefully make a dent in the massive of books I need to read. I am very ruthless with books - if I don’t like it I tend to give it away or swap it. I am starting to think about a special giveaway in August to celebrate my two years of blogging so I may add some gently read books to the pile for that.
Alternatively instead of buying books, I may go mad for entering competitions over the summer – or hosting them! J
Have you ever put yourself on a book buying ban? How successful was it? Any hints or encouragement on how I can keep it up? I need help! (In more than one way…!)