Ericka Scott

I Gave Up Buying Books for Lent
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
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Yep, you heard me right. Believe me, it wasn’t an easy decision. I’m addicted to books…reading them, writing them, owning them. If it wasn’t for the “pitching” gene I inherited from my mom, I would be in danger of showing up on an episode of Hoarders. Luckily, my local library takes donations and I have a few friends who are, quite possibly, more voracious readers than I am.

But I digress.

Giving up buying books has enabled me to work my way through my staggering To Be Read pile. I think I’m down to three novels and two craft books on a shelf that’s been groaning for years. Because of sheer desperation, I’m also working my way through my virtual bookshelf, too. I’m reading books that I purchased and won YEARS ago…some are so ancient that the publishers don’t exist any more. Sad, I know. If I find the title on Goodreads, I’ve been giving feedback and writing up little reviews to share my impressions of the books.

If I time this right, I won’t run out until Easter. But I certainly know what I’m doing right after church. You guessed it. I’m hitting the bookstore and feeding the addiction.

So, what did you give up for Lent? Or, if you aren’t of that particular religious bent, how do you tame the savage To Be Read pile?

Happy Reading!


2 comments to “I Gave Up Buying Books for Lent”

  1. Morgan
      · March 30th, 2011 at 12:54 am · Link

    Sadly, I haven’t given up buying books. Found my way into the used book store near the the cafe where my critique group meets. Didn’t find the book I was looking for, but found a whole bunch of Rachel Gibson books. Le sigh. Good thing I had some credit left. I really need to clear off my shelves.

    Oh, and should possibly, a little late, give up candy for Lent. But then again, I’m not Catholic, so I won’t worry about it! ;-)

  2. Louis Eugene Carabini
      · April 9th, 2011 at 1:56 am · Link

    …..This week brought four books that were complete surprises and three of them are ones I really really want to read right now making me sad that Im not capable of reading eight books simultaneously since there are about five other books I want to be reading now . It was actually one of the books on my list to look for at Book Expo America but I missed it. This should be fun!Im going to avoid posting the blurb for this one since it contains spoilers for both the first and second books.

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