Back in April 2012 I thought that publicly shaming myself would reign in my obsession of book buying. *Snort* It didn’t even slow me down. Not one tiny bit. You can see my shame here: the original shame. As you can see from Exhibit A:
things have gotten worse.
Fact: I have so many books in my possession that I can’t wait to read.
Fact: I keep buying more! Kindle deals and half.com are totally to blame.
In an effort to get this damn number down and get my husband and I in a better place financially I’m going to give Operation: TBR Reduction a reboot. I’m also pulling in the monthly budget to this post.
*Clearly Step 1 is to read and to read from what I have.
*Step 2: Unsubscribe from all book vendors newsletters and update emails. Do not tempt the glutton. – Done
*Step 3: No book store visits until i feel that I have a) made a dent in the number and b) have a more firm will power.
*Step 4: Any books that I just HAVE TO READ can be borrowed from my library. I have a fantastic library with a great inter-library loan program. Pretty much any book I want I can get from the library.
*Step 5: Cut out Paperbackswap. As much as I love it, it’s got to go. Can’t lower my to be read number if I keep swapping one book for another. So…..for you guys that means Read It, Pass It is back!!! Woot!
I’ll start each month with a goals and progress report post. At the end of each month, I will have a check in pot. In the past I ran this so that others could participate. For now I want to try and tackle this alone. I want to be able to concentrate on reading. If I leave an open linky I’ll be more focused on cheering everyone else on and I need all the focus I’ve got right now! 🙂 Wish me luck!