Book Buying Bans

Book Buying Ban... 

What is a book buying ban?
  • A book Buying Ban is when for financial reasons or the lack of space you slow down or stop buying books for a while, usually to decrease your To Be Read pile (TBR).
Why I am doing it:
  • I am utilizing this as a way for me to make sure that I actually want the books that I spend what little money I have on books. 
  • I want to spend the time reading the ones I already have; before it felt like I was just looking for the next order to place where now I am slowing down to read the books I have.
My Strategy:
  • Every Two books I read I am allowed to buy one book, pre-orders count.
    • I am doing this because there is no way I could cut buying books completely, this way I am anticipating the purchase and deciding what I really want.
  • Using my Wishlists
    • I am using the wish list function on a lot of book buying sites so that I can find the books again when I go into actually buy them. Instead of buying right then.
  • Ridding my Shelves of duplicates. 
    • I am kinda picky about editions of books that I purchase, therefore if I was not able to find the edition of a book I wanted when I bought it and got a random set I will be getting rid of them periodically. Most likely to friends but ones I believe you all will enjoy may be done in a Twitter Giveaway; follow me @komondor70 
  • I am hoping to keep this going until June at the earliest, as college students do not get the most money to spend :)
We will see how long I last... :) 
Happy reading Everyone!


  1. Libraries are your friends. Most library systems in New York are pretty good about keeping up with new publications, and that way you don't waste money on a book you didn't like or don't want to keep.


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