Now that we are nearing the end of February 2019, I decided to look back at last year’s purchases…and how many of those books I’ve read so far.

In 2018, I purchased 109 books,, and have read 78.  I DNFed two books.

So I need to get busy and read a few more.  I won’t even go into my purchases for the previous years, although I whittled those stacks down a bit during my Read the Books You Buy Challenges in 2016 and 2017:   100 books in 2016 and 121 in 2017.


Ideally, I would purchase only as many books as I could read each month.  Wouldn’t that be great?  But my love of the new books I see every month would interfere with that plan.  So I will just keep plugging away at those TBRs…and also find new books at NetGalley and Vine.  Which reminds me:  I haven’t checked Vine in a while!


How do you manage your reading/purchasing/reviewing stats?


22 thoughts on “MY BOOK BUYING DISORDER…

  1. I think anyone reading your blog can relate to this post. Lately I’ll buy kindle books that are at an irresistible price but most of my books come from NetGalley or directly from the publisher. As vices go, I’m okay with spending on books 🙂

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  2. I never used to keep track but then I had too many times where I’d buy a book only to find I already had a copy. So now I log them all in a spreadsheet. I say all but in fact I keep finding books in odd places that are not in the spreadsheet so my TBR count keeps changing


    • Thanks for visiting, Kathy, I’ve been trying to cut expenses, but my first items to trim will be my movie channels, which I just did. I can find a lot on my streaming services. I don’t like to do without books. But I could use the library more.😊


  3. I’m pretty good at reading the books I pay full price for (although I have a couple of those still unread from last year too), but my weakness is those $1.99/$2.99 books that Amazon sells through their Kindle monthly deals. I buy a lot of those. I figure that if I read 1/5th of those books, then I’m paying the same amount as if I bought 1 book for $10 and read it. At least I always have something to read this way!

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