I Need to Stop – The Book Buying Ban

It wasn’t that long ago that I announced I had a new way to limit my book buying but still allowing me to buy books. And it’s not working. I’m still just buying books whenever. I said I could buy two books last Monday through my chart. I bought five. The next day I bought another two. Yesterday I bought another two on top of that. I also have preorders and had a book box coming in today on top of that.

And it’s too much.

I’m supposed to be getting my TBR down. While I have started to pick up and actually read my e-books to get my digital TBR down… the physical TBR just keeps growing. And it’s a problem. I seriously need to stop buying books, at least for a little while. So this is me saying that from now – 15th June as I write this – I am on a ban.

This time I’m not going to say I can never buy any books. I have 1 point left on BookSwap, so I might grab a book on there if I see it and want it. I’m also going to say that if there’s a book I really, desperately want? I can get it if it’s not too expensive. I know myself, and saying don’t buy any books means that I will buy books.

I have such poor impulse contro,l and failing the ban makes me feel shitty.

However, if I can buy books? Then I’m more likely to stop and think how badly I want the book. I can buy them at any time, if there’s no rush, then I will wait.

So that’s it. Unless I’m on a ban. For a couple of months at least. Basically, I just need to get the book pile down. Once it starts looking a little more reasonable, I can go back to buying books as normal.

I’m trying to update my Instagram Stories more, so if you see me buying too many books on there…please tell me off.

It wasn’t that long ago that I announced I had a new way to limit my book buying, but still allowing me to buy books. And it’s not working. I’m still just buying books whenever. I said I could buy two books last Monday through my chart. I bought five. The next day I bought another two. Yesterday I bought another two on top of that. I also have preorders and had a box box coming in today on top of that.

And it’s too much.

I’m supposed to be getting my TBR down. While I have started to pick up and actually read my e-books to get my digital TBR down… the physical TBR just keeps growing. And it’s a problem. I seriously need to stop buying books, at least for a little while. So this is me saying that from now – 15th June as I write this – I am on a ban.

This time I’m not going to say I can never buy any books. I have 1 point left on BookSwap, so I might grab a book on there if I see it and want it. I’m also going to say that if there’s a book I really, desperately want? I can get it if it’s not too expensive. I know myself, and saying don’t buy any books means that I will buy books.

I have such poor impulse control and failing the ban makes me feel shitty.

However, if I can buy books then I’m more likely to stop and think how badly I want the book. I can buy them at any time, if there’s no rush then I will wait.

So that’s it. Unless I’m on a ban. For a couple of months at least. Basically, I just need to get the book pile down. Once it starts looking a little more reasonable, I can go back to buying books as normal.

I’m trying to update my Instagram Stories more so if you see me buying too many books on there…please tell me off.

2 thoughts on “I Need to Stop – The Book Buying Ban

  1. Ooh I feel you.. I told myself I could order books on Saturday, and I did. And then I ordered books again on Sunday.. I really need to stop haha!

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