Thursday, August 19, 2010

Conquering an Addiction- Part 2: September Book Ban

As if banning myself from library sales isn’t enough Fiona suggested that I join her and a few other brave souls in the September Book Buying Ban. The ban is being hosted by Bella from A Girl Reads a Book. After reading about her humongous TBR, I don’t feel so bad but that doesn’t solve my space problem.

So here are my set guidelines:

(1) No purchasing of new books, however purchasing for giveaways and gifts for other people is okay.

(2) No going to the library for any reason…not even to check out books. I have 2 checked out library books which I have not read, but I’m taking them back this Saturday. I’m currently reading Shogun and there is no way I will be able to get to them by the end of August.

(3) Books to review are acceptable- it’s the perks of blogging *shrug*

(4) My goal is to read 8 or more of my own books in September

So there you have it folks. I will be held responsible or I’m sure Fi will peck my eyes out. :P


  1. Good luck, Jackie!

    (no library trips??? Aaahhhhhhh!!! lol :)

  2. LOL Jackie, I've already bout 4 books in the run up to my ban. Well I have to stock up right? What if I run out of books in September?!?! (yeah, like that's gonna happen, I'm no Speedy G Allison)

    Good luck - we can keep each other in order. I'll keep you away from the library, you keep me away from bookshops, book depository, charity shops, Amazon, Bookmooch....

  3. I agree with your no. 3. I'm not banning review books either. My list for Sept is 7 books, not sure I can manage that but we will see.
    Have you told us yet how big your TBR pile is?

  4. @ Heather- Thanks! Yeah, um that no trips to the library is going to be painful. I'm usually there on a weekly basis.

    @ Fi- I have some smutty books to send you. After looking at your guidelines I see I have to do it before Sept. lol. I shall do my best to chain you to your bookcase.

    @ WhereisRikki- Um, no I haven't talked about my TBR count. I, uh, have to do a recount since I lost track. So many coming in at the same time, you know? I guess that will be my next blog post. *sigh*

  5. Haha you lost count. It's a runaway TBR.

  6. This is a good idea... I think I'll participate too!