Book Buying Ban

Posted 4 August, 2017 by Jade in Books / 2 Comments

I purchase far too many books. I buy so many Kindle books my bank statement is just a long string of AMAZON DOWNLOADS and AMAZON AUST for days and weeks on end; that One-Click Download button is killer. I rarely spend more than maybe five minutes debating on whether the postage from online book sellers is worth it (even when the postage is basically the cost of the books), and I am awful at actually reading the majority of what I buy.

So, I think I’ve gotta take a break from buying books for a while. I have plenty of books in my bookcases and on my shelves that I haven’t read yet, and I have so many on my Kindle that it’s constantly yelling at me that I’m running out of room. I need to stop lol

I’m pretty bad at following book buying bans. The last time I attempted one, I asked on tumblr for free book recommendations and someone replied with ‘Buy my book!‘ which ended up being over $10 for the Kindle version and not even worth it. Oops.

The only books I’m going to be receiving in the post, or downloading to my Kindle, this month are going to be ones I’ve pre-ordered before today. I really need to catch up on books I own, and maybe rearrange my shelves a bit and find some space. It’ll be fun to go back and read the things I thought were interesting enough, or pretty enough, to buy and see whether my tastes have changed lol

Book buying ban?

Besides, I just bought a PlayStation 4 and I think some of my book buying money might be going towards games instead~


2 responses to “Book Buying Ban

  1. Oi I’ve never tried a book buying ban before but this summer I feel like I have bought more than enough books. It doesn’t help that I haven read any because I haven’t been in the mood. So that just spells out disaster. I think I will go on a buying ban, at least until I finish reading some of the books. Good luck on yours too!!

    • Good luck! I hope it goes well❤︎ I totally understand not being in the mood to read though, it seems like I’m going through it at the moment too 🙁

      What books are you wanting to get through at the moment?

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