Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge!

 

Book ADDICT!

I’ve been back and forth over this idea… I’ve commented a few times on Fyrefly’s post Ye Grand Olde TBR(e) Challenge! … but after buying a bunch of books at Goodwill and Waldenbooks, only to come home and find out two of the books were duplicates of what I already have in my library (and that isn’t the first time it’s happened, either!) So I am now repentent and ready to throw my lot into this Challenge.

BookMooch is my CRACK, as are the ARC offers and Goodwill’s book racks and Waldenbook’s bargain bins, not to mention the thrift stores! So, from here on I will:

  1. Not buy anymore books for Mt. TBR (sometimes I buy ones I know are wishlisted on BM.)
  2. Maintain at least a 3 to 1 ratio of books read to books brought in. (If I don’t give myself some wiggle room, I’ll lose it!)
  3. Seriously, only request ARCs and Reviewer copies that I would really love to read, not just get “FREE BOOKS!”
  4. Only mooch or request books already ON my wishlist, and not put new ones on it. (toss the one’s I’m not dying to have onto the Save-for-later page.)

That’s about it. Check out Mt. TBR and tell me if there’s anything you’d like me to get to sooner! (I still haven’t the heart to add the 20 books I got Thursday, July 3rd!)

OH! and don’t forget to enter to win a $20 Borders gift card in My First Ever Giveaway! So far, I have around 270 entries. If I hit 400, I’ll add a second prize of a $10 Borders gift card, and a $5 card at 500. So enter to win, blog for more entries, comment for more, and tell others about it!

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6 Responses

  1. I wish you luck. I don’t have the will power.

  2. So glad you could join me! Hooray for willpower!

    Today’s quote of the day seemed particularly apt, particularly given some recent photos of mine:

    “Books to the ceiling,/ Books to the sky,/ My pile of books is a mile high./ How I love them! How I need them!/ I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.”
    – Arnold Lobel

  3. I’m wondering if I might have the same problem. I have about 13 ARC’s on the way and just bought two books at the store yesterday. AHHHH!!!!!
    Good luck with your goals!!!!

  4. If only… Yesterday I succumbed once again to three for two offers, piling my tbr stack higher again – but I love every single one of them, even if I haven’t (yet) read them and maybe never will?

  5. PS I’ve added you to my blogroll: I like your obsessions 🙂

  6. Best of luck with this! A few months ago I started a similar project to “clear shelf” and so far so good, but I must confess I have already fallen off of the train countless times.

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