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'No More Buying Books Until I've Read the Ones I've Already Bought' Thread

edited 21 June 2016 at 3:30PM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
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  • InaPickleInaPickle Forumite
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    Hi Guys! :wave:

    I read 'She Means Business' by Carrie Green.

    It's pretty good.

    I'm about 2/3 way through Game of Thrones by George R R Martin.

    So far, so good...I only have another 6 to go to get me up-to-speed!

    I hope you are all well. I feel as though I am reading all the time (internet) but rarely books nowadays!
    Please call me 'Pickle'
    No More Buying Books: ???
    No More Buying DVDs: ???
    NMB Toiletries ??? and I've gone back for my Masters at the University of Use Ups!
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    roud to be dealing with her debts 1198~

  • InaPickleInaPickle Forumite
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    Lovely that people post on this thread from time to time:T, I'd hate it to just die out.

    Me too! I think I need to make reading books a priority again.

    I've just scanned through the last page of the thread to see my last post (a while ago :o) and I've realised that I've half red both of the books but finished neither! I had to return one to the library, but there's no reason why I can't finish the other one fairly quickly. This means I need to finish 'Daring Greatly' and 'Game of Thrones' post-haste.
    I'm having a massive blitz on 'clutter' although I don't truly consider it to be 'clutter' and that's why I'm having such issues with getting rid of it:o. This includes mountains of books which I know I'll never read again and which really need to go. OH is away this week so I've taken advantage of no interruptions (or grumbles) to drag out every book I can find and try to list/sell online or box up to take to charity. Of course, me being me, I keep getting sidetracked and find myself reading the hours away:o.

    I hear ya, sister!
    Finding this book has given me an added impetus to get on with my decluttering as I'm rewarding myself with a 30 minute read for every 3 hours 'work';).

    Ooh, now that's quite a good idea! I may have to adopt a similar work/reward pattern. :cool:
    I've had no end of computer and internet connection issues this past few months:mad:. Instead of freeing up more time to read I found I was forever faffing about trying to get and stay online. I was in a bad mood much of the time (didn't realised how much my life depends on the internet:o) and I just couldn't get in the right frame of mind to get stuck into a book.

    Honestly, I spend so much time on t'internet it's not even funny! I've had to commute to work instead of drive this past fortnight, which has given my time I wouldn't normally have for reading otherwise heaven only knows where I would have found the time!
    blindtoast wrote: »
    I've got Bridget Jones Baby lined up as my next read I think so that should be a quicker one and get me back on target! :)

    I think I read this. It's the one where she notices the owl at the beginning and end of the book, right?
    Please call me 'Pickle'
    No More Buying Books: ???
    No More Buying DVDs: ???
    NMB Toiletries ??? and I've gone back for my Masters at the University of Use Ups!
    P
    roud to be dealing with her debts 1198~

  • blindtoastblindtoast Forumite
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    I've been plodding through books recently. Some better than others. At the moment I'm reading Gena/Finn which I'm enjoying. The whole book is messages - e-mail/letter/text/blog/IM etc. Makes it a pretty quick read.
    No more buying books Books in 2016 = 20.
    Target for 2018 = 7/21
    No more buying DVDs ? 2018 target 27/52

    Sealed pot challenge member #1733
  • blindtoastblindtoast Forumite
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    I finished Gena/Finn this morning. Unexpected ending but I enjoyed it and love the format its written in
    No more buying books Books in 2016 = 20.
    Target for 2018 = 7/21
    No more buying DVDs ? 2018 target 27/52

    Sealed pot challenge member #1733
  • I've gone back to a few books I started but never finished so I hope to have a few books to list here shortly. :)
    Please call me 'Pickle'
    No More Buying Books: ???
    No More Buying DVDs: ???
    NMB Toiletries ??? and I've gone back for my Masters at the University of Use Ups!
    P
    roud to be dealing with her debts 1198~

  • Still plodding rather than storming through books. A couple of graphic novels and a Dr Seuss collection have helped to up my read number but I'm still part way through 3 different books - trying to get them finished before I go on to anything else :)
    No more buying books Books in 2016 = 20.
    Target for 2018 = 7/21
    No more buying DVDs ? 2018 target 27/52

    Sealed pot challenge member #1733
  • Viking_mfwViking_mfw Forumite
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    Oh this is just the thread I need! So many unread books - and hundreds more my husband brought with him when he moved in 18 months ago. At the moment I'm rereading a lot of old !!!! Francis thrillers though - brain too dead to read anything new!
  • Lovely to see the post being resuscitated, it would be such a pity to see it fizzle out:j:j. Sad to say, I've been very remiss posting for months and hope to remedy that from now on. Famous last words, eh?;)


    My attempts to finish off reading all the books actually in my possession have hit the buffers:o. I have a sort of valid excuse because the mobile library has changed it's route and schedule and now visits my village twice a month on a Tuesday afternoon instead of once a month on a Saturday morning when I was never here. Not sure if it's good or bad as now I have ready access to lots of lovely free books (including anything from the county's library catalogue that I can order for collection from the van).


    It means that the stash of unread books that I already own and which have languished unloved and unread for years (decades even in many cases:eek:) will probably remain that way for a good while yet.
  • Merlin's_BeardMerlin's_Beard Forumite
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    Did not know this thread existed! I'm terrible for buying book that I still haven't read, have got a bit better with 'real' books but kindle daily deals are my downfall. Have been trying to read through my unread books in 2017 anyway - was aiming for one a month, am on my twelfth already, now to see how many I can get through before the end of the year.

    Just trying to finish up with less unread books by January than I had last January.
  • lynseydeelynseydee Forumite
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    Been doing really badly with my reading the last few months but hoping that will start to change shortly.

    The one thing I'm gutted about is that I used to put my read books I didn't want to keep on readitswapit but the site's gone down. I also had a load of books on my wishlist I wanted to read and now lost that as well. Might be just as well though seeing as I'm struggling to get through the books I already have :o Luckily most of them are on my kindle :rotfl:
    Did owe £9,951.96

    Now helping hubby pay off loan. Finally paid off :j

    Owe Virgin [STRIKE]£5,950.00 [/STRIKE]at 0% til June 2009 £3,427.89. Owe HSBC [STRIKE]£5,460.78 [/STRIKE]2.9% til May 2010 £3,703.07. Owe Post Office £1,676.62 at 0% til September 2010
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