2012 Book Buying Ban

Today I start one of the hardest things ever, I am putting myself on a book buying ban starting today, September 1st/2012 until at least just before BEA in May 2013.

I have come to realize (as I look around me and see boxes upon boxes upon boxes of books in my basement and books stacked around the desk, book case, cedar chest etc) that I really have way to many books (review and bought/given) and I think I am pretty close to appearing on one of those hoarder shows.

Plus I am trying to save some money so that I can go to NYC/BEA in 2013 which could possibly be my last time going. So its important to start now as we go into the fall.

The exceptions to this book buying ban will be:

-anything bought for Michael from scholastic. Its not fair to put him through this
-If I recieve gift cards for my birthday & Christmas and I use them to buy books.

I know this will be hard and I am sure I will be tempted daily from your blog posts LOL anything that I see that I think I would like or want is going to go on a wishlist and I will check my library to see if they have any available to borrow.

Wish me luck guys cause I honestly will need it.

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  1. Oh my god.. a book buying ban is probably the hardest thing ever. How do you walk into a bookstore without buying a book!? Good luck!! (:

  2. great idea and one I should follow…. sending you will power and a blind-eye 😉

  3. Good luck, Cindy!

  4. Wow, that’s a long ban! *whistles* But I’m sure you can do it! I’m trying to cut back on buying books as well – I realised I have way too many and my time is limited. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for both of us. 🙂 Good luck! x

  5. This should be interesting LOL

  6. Good Luck! That’s an awfully long time to avoid buying books. I’ve been just trying to limit myself for ones I simply must have, and that’s tough enough.

  7. I admire you for giving it a go! Just let me know if I have any books you want to read and I’ll send them up to Canada!

  8. Good luck! I’ve been on a book buying ban for several months and am doing pretty well. Don’t beat yourself up if you slip off the wagon, just climb back on! 🙂

  9. You can do it Cindy! I believe in you :). Also you are more than welcome to borrow anything from my collection if it’s something you want to read or interested in reading. Also, any doubles come straight to you 😛 hehe 🙂

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