Friday, November 1, 2013
No Spend November
I took this picture of my To Be Read pile last week. This stack has accumulated on the floor by my nightstand for over a year, and obviously doesn't include the epic number of unread e-books on my Kindle. A few of these were books I had to have immediately and forgot about just as quickly. When I bought four shiny new releases, I had to reorganize the pile. Hello, wake-up call.
Then I saw Paige's post about No Spend November. To participate, you commit to stop spending money in a certain area for the entire month. I'm a moderator, not an abstainer, and I don't respond well to no-whatever months. But I couldn't ignore the timing of this challenge (and could definitely stand to save a few bucks). So I've decided to stop buying books, physical or e-, during November. In fact, I also plan to stop requesting Netgalleys and even going to the library, because I really need to make headway with the books I already have. I'm so easily distracted by whatever's new and interesting.
This isn't a self-inflicted punishment, but a way to help me focus and clear some space. I admit I'll probably make an exception for great Black Friday deals... but Black Friday is the second-to-last day of the month, so I think it's okay!
Link up with A Dose of Paige if you want to participate too! Everyone will be checking in mid-month.