I’m going to be honest right now, I suck when it comes to money. I mean, I know everyone says that, but I have really bad impulse control when it comes to spending, especially on books. I went into the used bookstore the other day to sell 6 books and I walked out of there with 5! Now, technically, I didn’t really pay for them because I had $45 in store credit for selling books, but STILL.
So I’m going on a Book Buying Ban. I’m a bit iffy if I will be able to control myself, but so far so good (it’s officially been 2 days).
I want to try the ban for 6 months. Obviously I’m bound to mess up at some point, but I won’t let that stop me. I even have more store credit and $100 amazon gift card that I will NOT use until July.
This ban is for 2 reasons, and one of them is definitely the spending issue I have. I am also trying to go 31 days with spending $0, except on food and necessities as they arise). Again, it’s been 2 days, but so far so good!
The 2nd reason is that I simply own so many books that I haven’t read yet. I got tired of counting after I reached 75 and I was basically on the 4th shelf.
Has anyone ever done one? Has it worked? Have any advice??