This is a scheduled post.
This is the third and final challenge I’ve picked for this year. I’ve challenged myself to think very carefully about the books I buy and why, and have set a limit on how many I’m allowed to buy in both paper and e-book format. There’s more explanation below!
Show Your Shelves Some Love: A No Book Buying Challenge
The challenge is here. Many thanks to those at Chapter Break for running it. My goal is to impose a book buying “budget” on myself and to achieve black belt level from my TBR list. What does that mean?
Black Belt —->51+ books: my shelves and I are going steady
So I must read 51+ books from the books I already own at the beginning of 2015. This fits in with my “Book Hoarder Challenge” plans.
In terms of my budget? Well, due to varying book prices, I want to set a limit of one paper book per month maximum. I will allow this to roll over into a following month (ie. if I buy no books in January I can buy two in February. Conversely, if I buy two in January, I can’t buy any in February). In terms of Kindle purchases, I can spend no more than ten pounds a month. This will allow to pick up daily deals and so on without overspending.
This is going to be the hardest out of my three challenges as I’m naturally inclined to hoard books, but I’ve reached crisis point in the last few years. I like to have a tidy mind and having too many books untidies it. I want to challenge myself to really think about my purchases before I make them. Do I *really* need this?