No Book Buying Challenge 2015 – June Update
As you know, we are co-hosting the Show Your Shelves Some Love: A No Book Buying Challenge. You can also review the details of the post on the “No Book Buying Challenge“ page from the menu above.
For June, we are doing a Mid-Year Check In. How are you doing? Have you met your goals and/or budget? What changes have you made? Are you thinking ahead to next year?
So, I’ve read 7 books I own so far this year. That seems a bit sad, doesn’t it? Especially since my goal is 21-30 books (give your shelves a warm friendly hug) and I’m only a third of the way to the lower part of my goal. This isn’t looking good. But, I haven’t bought any books for myself so at least I’m doing well in that part of the challenge. I’m listening to audibooks mostly so my audible credits are the only thing that keep being purchased each month. I’m also listening to library books and books available by my audiobooks streaming account. So that’s why even though I’ve read 24 books so far this year, I’m still not on schedule to meet my goals for #ShelfLove. I gotta make some changes yep.
I have embedded my Goodreads shelf so that I can share the books I read as I go.
Lynn: Yeah, I’m not really on target at this point. I’ve read 6 books so far on my Shelf Love Shelf. My goal of 21-30 books looks very far away. I have not purchased any books, however. So, go me! I’m super proud of myself for not buying any books. I really thought that would be the most difficult aspect of the challenge. My downfall is that I’m borrowing books from the library, instead of reading the books that I own. I really need to work on reading the books I own. I also haven’t been listening to as many audio books. Or those that I listen to are for book clubs, not for pleasure. I’ve also unpacked my books from moving 2 years ago. I found an entire box of books that I need to read. But now at least, I have to look at them sitting on the shelf. I picked up one this weekend and started it. I’m hoping that looking at my books in one place will help me focus on reading those, instead of borrowing books from the library.
I am so bad…. I have only read a few books from my kindle that I already owned. I have not read any physical books from my actual bookshelf in my library. This year has been a whirl wind for me. Student teaching while working full time , then buying a new house, moving, adjusting to said new house… I had an unpack the library party two weeks ago in which friends helped me unpack boxes filled with books and arrange them on the shelves in my library. (Thank u Lynn and Lisa!) I had hoped to read more once summer gets here… Well… Summer is officially here….
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