This is a small corner of my bookshelf and see all those books? I haven't read 70% of them. I don't have room for new books! Besides that, I can't afford new books but I kept buying a whole lot of them anyway last year! When 2010 hit, I decided to stop buying books (at least for a while!) until I've read at least most of what I own right now... and that's when I made that secret resolution.
The problem is I am a bookaholic and I had a huge book buying binge in the last month. Unfortunately, since I have a full time job (that doesn't pay nearly enough to support my book addiction) I haven't been reading all that much. I buy faster than I read--on average I read at least 4 books a month (sad face). But when I see all those pretty, shiny books in the store or on the computer screen my fingers start itching and before I know it I've walked over to (or clicked) the checkout line.
Since making my 2010 resolution though, I've been good. I haven't bought any books in 2010 and the only way I've been getting new books were through giveaways. But I am very much weakening. I almost clicked on the checkout button on Book Depository last night but Leslie stopped me in time (she's the only one I told my secret to and she's been acting like the resolution police). Without her, I would've broken my resolution again as I do every single year...
**Deep Dreath** This year, it's going to be different! I am not going to weaken and I'm going to make this a challenge for me and for YOU too if you're a bookaholic like me and want to push yourself into reading most of the books you already have on your bookshelves (AKA your TBR
You must give yourself a number of books you're going to read before you can buy another book. (Mine is going to be 20 books--hence the name Project 20 Books up on the title)
Do you think I can do it? Are you going to join me with this challenge so I won't be so lonely? Do you think YOU can do it?
If I get a lot of readers joining me, I'm going to find out how to make one of those Mr. Linky thingies and host this challenge so we can all share our experiences :)