I love buying books. I don’t mind where I buy them – from Dymocks, Big W, used book stores, or online from Bookworld/The Book Depository. There’s nothing better than adding a shiny new book to the TBR. But if you read my recent post about conquering your TBR, you’ll know that sometimes it gets…out of hand.
When you can make a book tower taller than you of unread books on your shelves, things start getting scary. Well, for me. I’ve seen some of you book hoarders out there. *squints at book hoarders*
And then I tell myself…”Emily, it’s time for a book-buying ban.”
This is a very tragic time in my life. But sometimes it really is necessary. I still have some birthday money left, and I will spend it eventually (on books) but not right now. Review books always come first, and I have a LOT of review books at the moment. My blog’s been growing very nicely and publishers have apparently decided that I am worthy of ALL the books.
(I love publishers very very much)
And there’s nothing I love more than getting review books in the mail. I get the most packages out of my family. It’s quite excellent. But that means the books I buy for myself get pushed to the back a little. And if I keep buying MORE books I will become buried under them very quickly.
Wow, Spongebob gifs are really good for this post.
So right now, I am on a self-imposed book-buying ban until I get through some of my TBR. I’m not setting an exact amount I get through, and really, my self-control is not strong. The Book Depository will probably welcome me back soon. And since it’s school holidays now…
…I will hopefully have more time for reading and powering through that TBR. In school holiday time I try to read about a book a day (give or take). Since I’m doing Camp NaNoWriMo it might be less, though.
Of course, then I have to figure out a place to put all these books, because I’m rapidly running out of space.
But that’s a whole other post 🙂
Have you ever been on a book-buying ban? HOW DID YOU COPE?