No Book Buying Challenge 2015

Show Your Shelves Some Love: No Book Buying Challenge

 

Show Your Shelves Some Love:

No Book Buying Challenge 2015.

You got ‘em, now read ‘em!

Hosts: Terri from Second Run Reviews and all of us here at Chapter Break!

Social Media: #ShelfLove

The goal of this challenge is simple — for one year abstain from buying books (or set a monthly book budget) — and focus on clearing physical and virtual to-be-read book shelves. This challenge begins Jan 1, 2015 and ends Dec 31, 2015.

The Guidelines

  • Abstain from spending money on books for one calendar year (or follow a monthly book budget).
  • Gift cards OK, audible account OK, but no buying extra credits (Rose!!!)
  • Encourage other challenge participants via comments, social media and emails.
  • Participate in the monthly posts. (The link up post will go live on the first of each month and be open for 30 days.)
  • Library books do not count for this challenge. This challenge is mainly for books you already own.
  • Netgalley books can count for this because you have the book, so read it!

 

No Book Buying Challenge Step 1: Select your goal

Yellow Belt— –> 1-10 books: shake hands with your shelves
Blue Belt ——->11-20 books: pat your shelves on the back
Green Belt — –>21-30 books: give your shelves a warm friendly hug
Purple Belt —->31-40 books: regular date night with your shelves
Brown Belt —->41-50 books: my shelves are now my bff
Black Belt ——>51+ books: my shelves and I are going steady

No Book Buying Challenge Step 2: Join the mailing list

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No Book Buying Challenge Step 3: Share the love and spread the word

Create a blog post saying you’re participating in this challenge and link up your post below. Share on social media using the hashtag #ShelfLove.

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No Book Buying Challenge Step 4: Link to the challenge

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No Book Buying Challenge Step 5: Plan your reading, and participate in the monthly challenge post topics:

Participation incentive? A $20 Amazon gift card from all of us hosting this lovely challenge 🙂 So, when you link up your participation and monthly posts, you can enter to win.

    • December 2014 — Initial “I’m Joining the Challenge” Post. Spread the Word about the Challenge.

 

  • January — Post/share a picture or list of your TBR pile(s)

 

 

  • February — Finances!!! Share your book buying budgets (if you have one, or plan to spend nothing!) Your Plans for the Money You Save

 

 

  • March –Share Your Sources for Free Books

 

 

  • April — Avoiding Relapse- How are you sticking to your book buying budget and refraining from full-on bookaholic relapse?

 

 

  • May –It’s almost the middle of the year, you haven’t bought a book yet and you are dying for the latest release. Give us your best sales pitch to convince the world you deserve that book.

 

 

  • June — Mid-Year Check in Post. How are you doing with the challenge, updated picture or list of your TBR pile(s)

 

 

  • July — Give us a review of the best book, that’s a part of this challenge, that you’ve read so far.

 

 

  • August — What’s are some of the best bookish gifts that you’ve received and/or given!

 

 

  • September — The perils of book hoarding.

 

 

  • October – How to manage your library/ebook shelves

 

 

  • November — Are you thankful you did this challenge? How have your habits changed and will you continue with any changes you’ve made in your book buying routine?

 

 

  • December — End of the Year Check in Post. How are you doing with the challenge, updated picture or list of your TBR pile(s). Would you do the challenge again in 2016?

 

 

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Shelf Love: No Book Buying Challenge 2015 – Link Up Posts

38 Responses to “No Book Buying Challenge 2015”

  1. Adrienne

    One of my conditions for being able to buy 1 book is if I clean the bathroom in my bedroom (a chore I HATE). So I cleaned the bathroom but instead of buying 1 book I bought 5! I had fought the urge to buy books for four days and then I finally succumbed to temptation. *Holding head down in shame.

    • Julie

      Well, those are books you own, right? Doesn’t quite matter how you got them… so count them if you want 🙂

  2. Shannon Brown

    If we use the #ShelfLove to link, how do we know what our linky # is. I am so dumb when it comes to this stuff.

    • Julie

      If you link up a post where it says link up your participating post in Step 3, you will have a number in the list.

  3. Adrienne

    Merry Christmas! Received a Barnes and Noble gift card for Christmas. Need to get some books before the challenge starts. Any recommendations?

    • Rose

      Adrienne, you could check out our Recommendations tab up top. Lucky you to get a gift card!!!!

  4. Natatlie

    Thanks for this challenge ladies, it is just what I need. My TBR pile is as tall as a giraffe and should not be allowed to get any taller 😉
    Here’s hoping I have the willpower to not buy all the books, especially those one-click Kindle daily deals.

    • Julie

      Well, you can set a monthly budget of one kindle daily deal a month for example, that’s what I did 🙂

  5. Adrienne

    Hi need some help don’t understand how to create a link. Is it a blog I need to create? If so how do I do this? Can I just use facebook for this?

    • Julie

      If you have a blog, then you do the participating posts and link those up. You don’t have to be a blogger to do the challenge, you just won’t do the monthly posts or link ups but can still post status updates using the #shelflove on social media.

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