My name is Samantha and I have a book buying problem. There. I said it. I know this is something that plenty of book bloggers or book lovers in general struggle with, but I’ve been buying an excessive amount of books lately. If I’m upset or feeling down – I buy books. Basically, whatever emotion I’m feeling – I buy books.
One of my resolutions for the new year is to buy less books so I focus more on reading the books that I already own. I know myself and I know it’s not possible to expect myself to buy no books this year, but I think I’m going to try the whole “read five before you buy” thing that I saw going around last year. Not only will this motivate me to read the books that I already own, but it’ll cut back on my spending.
Of course there are going to be exceptions to this goal of mine, but I figure if I lay things out, I’ll feel obligated to be true to what I said. The only time I’ll break the read five before you buy goal is if I get gift cards for occasions OR if a sequel comes out in a series that I’m caught up with. THAT’S IT. Wish me luck!
Have any of your guys done the read five before you buy thing? Or how do you cut down on your book buying while also making a dent in the books that you already own?