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Prompts: The book community is full of consumerism. People want to not just read their favorite books, but own them as well. Sometimes this can get…a little out of hand. How do you control your spending/buying books you don’t have time to read? Does setting a book buying ban work for you? How long do you usually ban yourself for? (Jillian @ Jillian The Bookish Butterfly)
I have very little s(h)elf control. Although I have tried in the past, book buying bans don’t work very well for me, whether I set it for a few months or a few weeks. For a while, I only purchased books I considered to be favorites, but I’ve since expanded my purchases to include preorders and books that are recommended by the book community. I have also found that if I consciously set a ban, I’m much more likely to think about buying books. The most effective way to control my spending would be to minimize my social media presence and read less reviews. Out of sight, out of mind, right? I don’t see that happening any time soon though. I enjoy interacting with the online book community too much.
After a fellow blogger tweeted about how much they spent on books and also thinking about my response to these questions, I’ve decided to track my book buying. I’m kind of scared to see how much I spend though…
What about you? Do you try to curb your book buying? Do book bans work for you?