Monday, July 5, 2010

Book Buyers Anonymous Book Ban

Hello. My name is Jenna, and I am a book buying addict.

Lately, I've been realizing how much I spend on books that I never even get around to reading. I NEED to buy books more than WANT to, and it has become a problem. I need to take a break from acquiring more books and enjoying the MANY books I own and haven't read. That is why I decided to join Book Buyers Anonymous Book Ban, started by Tara at 25 Hour Books, for the month of July.

I have a problem, and am obviously trying to get help with it.

However, there are a couple rules I have for myself, so it's not an all-or-nothing situation (I'm not strong enough to quit cold-turkey).

1. I can acquire books from contests and/or giftcards, since I am not actually paying for them with my own money.

2. If a book is under $3.00, I can get it. (This rule is just in case I go to a garage sale and find a book I like. I don't plan on ordering any books at all this month).

3. If the book is a present for someone else, like a birthday gift, it is okay to buy it.

It would be great if you decided to join the rest of us in this fun AND CHEAP book ban.


  1. Thanks for joining!!

    You're right the key is only buying books that you really want :) I'm hoping to get some posts up this week that give tips on curbing the urge to buy books (if you think of ideas, let me know!).

  2. haha - love this post. I have this problem just a little too ;)

    I also and addicted to getting books from my library - even when i have pile and piles of books in my TBR pile @ home, I'll pick up ten more...