This month I am not buying any books. Not even from charity shops.
It might not sound so difficult to some people but trust me girls, this is going to be hard for me. I'm on day 1 and have already found myself wandering round WH Smith and whimpering gently about how much I wanted to buy something. I got a newspaper instead.
It just sort of struck me the other day quite how big my to-read piles actually are. I don't need any more books for a while. I always want more but until the piles have reduced in size a little, I don't need more.
I know I read voraciously but that's enough to keep anyone going for a good while! Plus I have a library right round the corner and lots of friends who love books just as much as I do, so if I'm desperate for something that doesn't happen to be part of the to-read pile, I'm sure they will help me out.
I did order one book last night. At £26 it was somewhat outside my usual price range but it's a signed hardback that I'm desperate for and comes with a limited edition copy of a new novella as well, plus shipping from the USA. I've persuaded myself this is a bargain... Plus I ordered it in February and it won't arrive until April so it can't possibly count as a failure of the ban.
I'm going to have to summon up all my willpower to achieve this. It really won't be easy for me.