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message 1: by ReadingByTheSea (last edited Dec 31, 2017 04:30PM) (new)

ReadingByTheSea | 20 comments We are saving for baby number 2, so this year is all about reading free and already owned books. I will reward myself particularly for going a whole month without spending money on books (HARD when you visit Goodreads with any regularity) and for knocking over books that have been waiting on the shelves for more than 5 years.

Link to my challenge tracking: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 2: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) ReadingByTheSea wrote: "We are saving for baby number 2, so this year is all about reading free and already owned books. I will reward myself particularly for going a whole month without spending money on books (HARD when you visit Goodreads with any regularity) and for knocking over books that have been waiting on the shelves for more than 5 years. "

Wishing you the best of luck with your goals & happy reading!


message 3: by ReadingByTheSea (last edited Feb 23, 2018 01:06AM) (new)

ReadingByTheSea | 20 comments Reading on the cheap, 2018

1. The River Between, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o - 2+ yrs sitting on shelf, second-hand copy
***1/1/18
2. ^The Three-Body Problem. Liu Cixin - 6 months in audible library *****2/1/18 ^started 27/12/18
3. The Student, Iain Ryan - library copy ***6/1/18
4. The Dark Forest, Liu Cixin - 5 months in audible library *****9/1/18
5. Death of a River Guide, Richard Flanagan - 5+ years sitting on shelf, second-hand copy ****11/1/18
6. People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks - 2+ years in audible library! ***12/1/18
7. We Are Legion (We Are Bob), Dennis E. Taylor - new audible purchase *****22/1/18
8. Knife of Dreams, Robert Jordan - 3+ years on shelf ***24/1/18
9. The Gathering Storm, Robert Jordan - 3+ years on shelf ****18/2/18
10. This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen, Tadeusz Borowski - 2 years on shelf, second-hand copy *****18/2/18
11. The Final Empire, Brandon Sanderson - borrowed from a friend ****21/2/18


message 4: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12008 comments Wishing you the best of luck with your goal this year.


ReadingByTheSea | 20 comments I traded in a bunch of books this morning for bookshop credit, and was soooo tempted to pick up more books straight away. But I stayed strong, and (with the exception of picking up a couple of toddler board books, which don't count, right?) left empty-handed!

I'm counting this as a win for the first week of January! Now, to make it through another 51 weeks...


message 6: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) ReadingByTheSea wrote: "I traded in a bunch of books this morning for bookshop credit, and was soooo tempted to pick up more books straight away. But I stayed strong, and (with the exception of picking up a couple of todd..."

Lol, so proud of you!!


message 7: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Brown | 38 comments Ooooh great goal- not spending $ and reading what you have. I definitely need to read what I have instead of buying more constantly! I wonder what I spend on books yearly... Best of luck!


ReadingByTheSea | 20 comments Oops... bought two books yesterday. BUT in my defense, I was killing time in a new town thanks to a no-show client and I stumbled across a cheap second-hand book shop that I've never been into and was unlikely to go to again. So, I didn't really have a choice in the matter, did I?

An additional challenge to myself - read these two new acquisitions within 2 years! Then I won't feel so naughty...

1. The Service of Clouds, Delia Falconer
2. Man Gone Down, Michael Thomas


message 9: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12008 comments You are doing great! Hoping March is a smashing success for you.


message 10: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) ReadingByTheSea wrote: "Oops... bought two books yesterday. BUT in my defense, I was killing time in a new town thanks to a no-show client and I stumbled across a cheap second-hand book shop that I've never been into and ..."

I bought 15 books two weeks ago, so I think you did really well. You had no choice indeed and managed to buy only two. Well done! :)


message 11: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12008 comments A book is a dream that you hold in your hand. I hope that April brings you many more five star reads. Do you have a stand out book so far this year?


message 12: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12008 comments You are doing great! I hope May is a fantastic month filled with books and sunshine!


message 13: by ReadingByTheSea (new)

ReadingByTheSea | 20 comments I'm back!! Recently bought, moved into and unpacked a new house, all while working full time with a toddler, so I'm not too bothered by the fact I have read next to nothing this last... 2 and a half months! Wow!

The good news - I haven't had time to buy any new books either, so still on track! And the good, good news - my new house as more awesome reading spots than I can count :)


message 14: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) ReadingByTheSea wrote: "I'm back!! Recently bought, moved into and unpacked a new house, all while working full time with a toddler, so I'm not too bothered by the fact I have read next to nothing this last... my new house as more awesome reading spots than I can count :) "

That sounds amazing!! Congratulations on your new house!


message 15: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12008 comments Hoping July is full of page turning and falling in love with a new book!


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