Random Thoughts on Books: The Dreaded Book Buying Ban

November 23, 2012 Random Thoughts on Books and Blogging 12

PhotobucketRandom Thoughts on Books is going to be my new Friday feature.  It sounds exactly like what you think it is – my random thoughts on anything book related.

The dreaded book buying ban.

I like books. I especially like to own books. Sadly though I had to buy a few windows for my house and windows cost money, so this means I have less money in my pocket and less money for books.

But I’m looking at the positives and that is that I have a ton of books that I haven’t read gathering dust on my shelves that will gather dust no longer!

I’m not very good at not buying books, but since I literally have no money I think I’ll be successful, this time anyway!

How are you on book buying bans? Do you normally cave? or can you stick to it?


12 Responses to “Random Thoughts on Books: The Dreaded Book Buying Ban”

  1. fakesteph

    I am TERRIBLE at book buying bans. I am currently on one, but I have told myself that pre-orders are okay…….. so……. that’s a fail.

  2. Midnyte Reader

    Ummmm. I’m good at not going on splurges. But if I see *one* book I want, I’ll usually cave. However, book buying bans are necessary at times. Also, I think they are great because then I have more incentive than usual to visit the library.

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      I’m impressed that you are good at not going on splurges! It’s my weakness. I will probably use the library some but honestly I have a ton of unread books (quite a few still from BEA!) and I don’t even know how many unread on my ereader, so this is a good incentive to read all those books that I “really wanted”.

  3. Alexia561

    I’ve been on a book buying ban for a long time, as we needed to save money for moving expenses. I fall off the wagon every now and again, but overall have stuck to my guns! Of course, I still feed the need with free ebooks and review copies, so it’s not like it’s a total drought. Good luck! :)

  4. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    I’m fairly good until there’s a MUST READ NOW book… or a really good price on a MUST OWN book. I use to go on book buying splurges, but less of that now I have so many waiting to be read.

    Christmas is coming up though, and I promise to buy you a bookish gift!

  5. Jenny

    Ever since my beloved Borders closed I have been so much better at not buying books. And like you said, there’s tons of books on my shelf just waiting for me. :)

  6. Christina

    I am no good at buying bans. I mostly buy books on discount, so it’s hard to be like “no, you really shouldn’t buy that beautiful hardcover in perfect condition for 2 dollars”, you know?

    However, I need to chill out for a while, because I bought like 40 books on Black Friday and I NEED TO BE STOPPED.