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

edited 21 June 2016 at 2:30PM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
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  • Incidentally, the read it swap it website is good, though I don't see why we couldn't do a simlilar thing on MSE? Maybe informally on an ad hoc basis rather than working out how to store or view a library, just a thought. It is quite obviously a trust thing but if anyone 'let themselves down' shall I say, well, they wouldn't feel too comfortable posting anything on this forum after that surely?

    :wave: AW!

    I see what you are saying and it makes sense, but if I remember correctly there is something in the forum rules about posting for personal gain, and even though no money would be changing hands, I'm not sure whether or not that would count. Plus, if someone did mess another person around, it could get nasty (although we are mainly civilised people here on the book thread! ;)). I'm not sure if Martin/the mods would go for it. I wonder if there is some other way of doing it? *Thinks hard* (If anyone else can think of anything else, feel free to chip in! ;))

    Pickle
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  • feedumallfeedumall Forumite
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    I to have a library over a thousand books well nearer two thousand:o a really comfy sofa ,and i snuggle up with a book and it is heaven,i try to limit myself but amazon calls so more books are bought:D,i will sell books i wont read again or my daughters wont like ,but some books are to wonderful to part with.valantines day is coming up and hubby has bought me books:Dso another thirty to add to the shelves but i have sold two this week:T.some people have a passion for music,some fine wine ,mine is books, the feel, the smell ,the turning of the first page and the story unfolds bliss .
  • feedumall wrote: »
    I to have a library over a thousand books well nearer two thousand:o a really comfy sofa ,and i snuggle up with a book and it is heaven,i try to limit myself but amazon calls so more books are bought:D,i will sell books i wont read again or my daughters wont like ,but some books are to wonderful to part with.valantines day is coming up and hubby has bought me books:Dso another thirty to add to the shelves but i have sold two this week:T.some people have a passion for music,some fine wine ,mine is books, the feel, the smell ,the turning of the first page and the story unfolds bliss .

    :D "My name's feedumall and I'm a bookaholic!" :D;)
    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~

  • terrywterryw Forumite
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    Very very slightly off-topic, but as we are all book-lovers here, I hope that Ms Pickle will not mind.

    About fifteen years ago, Waterstones carried out a large survey of book-buyers in their shops and came up with a definite list of the 100 most popular books. The survey was slightly flawed as book-buyers are not necessarily book readers. Film and TV tie-ins came in too high (in my opinion!) and school books like To Kill a Mockingbird and Animal Farm also got high mentions. Catcher in the Rye was also very high but I think this must be read during teen-age years to fully appreciate it - I read it in later life, and it left me cold.

    Anyway, today's quiz question is:

    Which book do you think headed the survey list of the 100 favourite book?
    "If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools"
    Extract from "If" by Rudyard Kipling
  • feedumallfeedumall Forumite
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    terryw i know the answer :D but wont give it away not my cup of tea though,a bookaholic love it ,forgot to add one bookcase on landing ,3 in alcove under stairs 2 large book cases in lounge i dear maybe i need help but not yet, my valantines books have just arrived:T .my grandaughter 12 says the new book smell should be bottled it is so:j:j:j.she is a bookaholic to :T,she is super bright and has had poetry published twice ,i have those books to ,signed of course:D
  • ziggy2407ziggy2407 Forumite
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    Wow, am loving this thread, I also now have a list as long as my arm, lol, of ones I want to read.

    Have just finished James Patterson's "Alex Cross's Trial" and am trying to finish one from ages ago "Beautiful Child" by Tory Hayden. I too have numerous books unread on shelves in various rooms and boxes so feel in good company and hope you dont mind me dropping in and out.

    That'll be 5 since January - slower than Id like but things are manic here.

    Looking forward to lots more recommendations, keep up the good work.:T
  • HermiaHermia Forumite
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    It's great to see there are so many other book addicts out there! I have bags of books everywhere. I am a member of www.bookmooch.com. I like it because you don't swap books as such, you "sell" them for points and then use those points to buy books. I have managed to get some really rare stuff on there. It does mean that I ultimately still end up with as many books as before, but at least I haven't spent a fortune to get them!
  • hmmm terryw was it, lord of the rings??? if so i couldn't agree more :) again i have just brought 4 more books-i'm a lost cause me!!! lol ;)
    Hoping to of finally learned my lesson...slowly but surely
  • flaireflaire Forumite
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    I moved house in September and as we packed, my husband started commenting about all the books. 'Have you actually read this?' he would ask. I'd mumble something and he'd put it in the 'unread' pile. Five bookcases later, there was a huge pile!

    He banned me from buying books! Barbarian. Uncouth lout. I'm not allowed to buy anymore books till the 'unread' bookcase has been emptied.

    :(

    Then I remembered the library. :j Oh, joy.
    :hello:
  • flaire my OH is exactly the same when we moved he was litterally tearing what little hair he had out ;) he couldn't believe it was poss that i'd 'aquired' so many books...i'm currently culling my bookcases as i still have about 6 boxes full in the shed of 'unread' that i've had for about 5 years and keep adding too...i'm thinking if i haven't read them yet i never will, will i? so i think a mega GM listing day at some point soon!
    Hoping to of finally learned my lesson...slowly but surely
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