This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday, run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.
Ok, raise your hand if you’ve had a book on your shelf for YEARS you’ve been promising yourself will be your next read, and never picked up? Yeah, me too. I am the worst for buying a book I can’t wait to read, and then for some reason completely ignoring it.It’s got to stop, because I’ve been missing out on some amazing books I know people love. So why can’t I pick them up?
I tried to get into a proper book buying ban in July. I haven’t been working for the first half of 2019, so I should have been saving more and buying books a LOT less than I did. I will be starting back into a new job in August, so that would logically be the time to buy all the books in the world, but I have a couple of big holiday ideas I’d like to see in. So, I’ll probably extend my ban into August and save some money for those getaways.
I mean, I say that now, of course. As always, it could be famous last words and I might end up spending every cent I own on hundreds of books.
I treated myself to a solo holiday at the end of February/beginning of March. I spent a few nights in Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest. Even though my current financial situation really did not allow it, I spent a whole lot of money on six new books.
It’s part of my routine whenever I go somewhere new. I always come back with a new fridge magnet and a new book. This time, I just took it a little further. In fact, I didn’t even buy two each place, as the maths would suggest. I picked up two in Vienna, three in Bratislava, and one in Budapest.
For a book blogger, I can be pretty poor at sharing what books I’ve got. That’s something I really need to change in 2019, and I aim to start it now.
Yes, I’m very aware those are famous last words. Especially since it’s something I promised before. Hopefully, this time I will actually keep to my word. Mainly because when I see how many books there are here, I’ll be spurred on to do this a lot more often.
June is always a pretty good month for me when it comes to books, because June is my birthday month. I like to treat myself a little to some titles I’ve been looking forward to with a while. It’s also a time for me to sit and try to put together a reading list for the rest of the year. One I know I will never stick to, of course.