I am Ashley and I have a huge book buying problem.
I recently downloaded the Delicious Library, and using points bought a little bluetooth scanner because I am a total nerd who wants to catalogue all the things.
I decided to give it a go, and using this program catalogued the books on my shelves into Read and To Be Read piles.
I own 675 books. I have only read 260 of them. That gives me 415 books to read, not counting those which are on my TBR list that I want to take out from the library.
This is my pact, to not buy anymore books UNLESS they are the continuation of a series. This is my pact to only read books that I currently own from now on.
We’ll see how this goes, then, shall we?
WOW. That is a lot of books to own, and to read… How big is your bookshelf? I’m sure it must be beautiful if it holds that many books. I can only strive to have that many books one day!
It includes my digital shelves too, so what I have on my Kobo. Out of the 675 books I own only 295 of them are what I call “book books” which are printed on paper. The only reason I own this many is because every year for my birthday, and then Christmas I always end up getting bookstore gift cards. Like an insane amount.
Oh, that makes so much more sense! Haha, that’s still an insane amount, and it must be really great to have those many books on your bookshelf 🙂
It is an insane amount, but a lot of them I got for very cheap, I think just because they were cheap.
It is and it isn’t great. Because it’s actually quite daunting to see that big of a list, considering on average I only read about 100 books in a year, this is literally the next four years of my life haha.
Haha, it is crazy when you think about it like that. I wouldn’t be able to hold off on buying books for four years – that sounds tough. It’s nice at least that you have a variety of books to choose from when you’re not sure what to read!
Here’s hoping. I am debating on starting with the short books first, but that feels like cheating haha.
I doubt I’ll be able to hold off on buying more books, I’m going to try not buying books for 3 months to start.
Three months is a good goal!
I don’t think it’s cheating by starting out with the short books – that might actually make the whole daunting task of reading hundreds more approachable 🙂
My bank account will seriously thank me.
I think that’s what I’ll go with when I finish what I’m reading now.
I hope it goes well! This post made me smile. 🙂
Also, 675 is a pretty good collection!
I hope so too!
I feel like it is, but so many of the books are ones I bought for like a dollar just because they were on sale. So will I ever actually get around to reading those? Who knows?
Lol, I love it!
I can relate; where I live there is a giant book sale twice a year and the books are priced incredibly low. I’ve recently cleaned them out though, since there were a lot I wasn’t going to actually read. 😉
That will be my next task I think, is going through and determining what I will not read. And then strategizing how to go about reading those I do want to keep.