I Did It!!! Sort of....
Tara at 25 Hour Books hosts a book buying ban for those of us that have...*ahem*....problems...spendthrifts if you will when it comes to buying books. I joined this book ban last month and managed to not "buy" any books at all, but I did manage to acquire some free books!
That's right! I acquired four (well, actually six--two are going to be in my IMM post tomorrow) books for free through winning contests on Twitter and having a nice, fellow book blogger mail me a book she was just wanting to give away. I have already read one of the John Steinbeck books so surely that one doesn't count, right?!
I will DEFINITELY be joining Tara's book buying bans that she hosts in the future. In fact, there's one going on right now! Click HERE to join. I refuse to join for August because that money has been burning a hole in my wallet and I get the shakes when I go near bookstores. You will be happy to know that I went into a bookstore during my book buying ban and didn't buy a book for myself! You should be proud of me....I am! Hehe!
The book buying ban was fairly successful, and I even made a tiny dent in my TBR pile during the month! I'm heading out to the bookstore today to buy a gift for someone, but you never know. I might treat myself to something being almost completely successful in not acquiring any books! I still have a book buying problem. I admit it. I definitely need Tara's help in the future, but not for August! Haha! Good luck to you all who are signing up for the month of August! I will definitely be cheering you on!