Something that I thought I would never say is that I have too many books. Seriously, I have too many books sitting on my TBR pile, I feel like most of you can relate. Let me paint a picture for you, when I get paid on a Tuesday afternoon the first thing I will do (after paying my bills because I am somewhat a responsible adult) I will go to thebookdepository.com and order 2-3 books, depending on the price, as well as that I will normally go into a book store on a Wednesday after I have done the weekly food shop and buy two more books.
This can add up to 5-8 books a week, I don’t read 5-8 books a week. My TBR pile is so overwhelming. A trip to Target for a saucepan can turn into me buying 3 more books because they are so reasonably priced.
I have too many books that I haven’t finished and too many books I haven’t started and I really want to read them but I keep buying more and more books and I’m getting further and further away.
Hence the book buying ban. This is so going t help my wallet and my TBR pile, which is now just a full bookcase of unread books.
I am doing this book ban until the end of May. Thats almost 7 weeks of not buying books. A long time.
I have two conditions.
- There are two books I am desperately trying to get my hands one: Outlander and The long way to the small angry planet. So I am allowing to buy myself those books in this ban.
- I am allowing myself to continue to buy graphic novels. This is because they help me with my reading goals quite a lot and they never stay on my TBR pile for more than 25 minutes. Also they can bring me out of a reading slump like that!
What I want to know from you is: Do book buying bans help or hinder? Did it work for you or have you never done one because you have zero self control in a book store.
So thank you Madeline @enchantedgeekery for the blog post idea! Totes didn’t steal it or anything!
Until the next time I read a book
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