So I’m on another book buying ban. This time it comes from a couple of things, one is a serious lack of money. Two is that if I don’t stop buying books I’m seriously going to end up like the picture above!!
I looked over at my tbr the other day. I thought “I should count those and see how many I’ve got” then I thought “don’t be f’ing stupid, why even put a number on it, that would fill you with dread every time you glanced at the shelves!” So I didn’t. I left them uncounted. All I know is there are a lot, two shelves, double stacked plus another huge pile on my bedside table. And that doesn’t count the kindle books! It puts fear into me even without knowing the number. And you know what? I always leave the ones I’ve bought myself to last, I have review books, competition books, gifted books,loaned books, book tour books and my own, and of course the others are all seen to before my own. So what’s the point in buying them. I’m not complaining. I love my books but I cant love them enough so for now, no more books til after Christmas.
Going back to the first reason I said too. A serious lack of money? I’m getting that everyone is in the same boat at the minute. Christmas is approaching and it aint looking pretty for my bank account. But not only that there is the fact that me and my partner are moving. AGAIN. We love our flat, but its too small, too cramped, and too damn expensive. We can get a bigger place 2 miles away for less so we’re on the move. But not only once, no, that would be too simple. We’re moving to T’s mums for three weeks to get enough rent and deposit money together for the next place. Thankfully that should only take us 3-4 weeks but that means that between the beginning of November and Christmas I’ll have moved twice. So this is the other reason for the ban. For some reason I don’t mind moving books I’ve read and want to keep. I love them so why would I mind. But those pesky unread books? Why do I wanna move those, I don’t even know if I’ll like em! haha but in all seriousness, I could do without adding to the books so from now on, I’m saying no to bookshops, charity shops, and even the library. I’m not going to request any more book tour books until I’m settled in the new place and I’m going to try with all my might to say no to anyone offering me books. I’ve also not entered any competitions for a few weeks. I’m doing well. I’ll let you know when I’m on the buy again… for now though; I’m on the packing. Wish me luck!