The state of my TBR has reached a crisis point. Well it reached a crisis point a long time ago and it’s high time that I did something about it! Enter Twitter (of course!) and Vasily, Candace, Jen, Amy and Dawn. Just a quick glance at their conversation told me that they were up to something and once I knew that something was figuring out a game to help them curb their rampant book addiction, I knew that I had to be apart of it.
So welcome to our cure temporary treatment for the book addiction disease. I am am seriously hoping not to acquire any books for the next couple of months. Officially this only lasts for the month of February (with the whole group of us) but Vasilly and I are extending our game through the month of March. I really, really need this, so I am glad that she is with me on doing some extra time.
Over the last week we have been hashing out a way to assign points, and here is what we have come up with:
- Coercing someone into buying you gift /” buying book” for someone else (but really for me!): 10 pts
- Impulse buy: 10 pts
- Planned purchase (for book group, author event): 5 pts
- Swap Site: 5 pts
- Review Copy (requested by responding to ad, or directly thru publicist): 5 pts
- Review Copy (pitched via email): 3 pts
- Borrowed from library: 3 pts
- Unsolicited review copy or genuine gift: 0 pts
- ** Give away a book: -2 pts **
Jen is planning on giving away 80 books! So I guess my goal is 90. I have been busy getting honest with myself and spent the weekend culling away!
So what will I be doing this month to help me say no to books? Looking at my calendar I have plenty to keep me occupied. Here are some of the books that I am slated to read for various reasons (tours, book club, challenges, THIB!) this month:
- The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake
- The Devil in Winter, by Lisa Kleypas
- East of Eden, by John Steinbeck
- Admission, Jean Hanff Korelitz
- The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
- Almost Home, by Pam Jenoff
- Remembrance, by Jude Deveraux
- Keeping the Feast, by Paula Butturini
- Black Hills, by Dan Simmons
- Stories, by Zora Neal Hurston
So I am going to read these and make valiant efforts to resist acquiring any more books!
Wish me luck!