After I wrote this blog on 20-December-2015, and despite knowing that there are more than 100 unread books in my stash, I bought these books last week.
Even if I device a budget to control my book-buying habit, I conveniently breach my rules every month. But, I cannot carry on like this. Because of these reasons.
- I have to save for my trip to the US. (My visa application is being processed, and my interview is scheduled for 16-February.)
- I can hear my bookshelf wailing. It’s supremely disorganised, and I also realised that I am bad at cataloging. So, I can’t make my shelf sag with more burden.
- I have to save to buy a bigger bookshelf by the end of this year. 🙂 The mere possibility excites me.
- Zen-doodling offers a great purpose. I must reserve some cash to buy more ink-pens, and doodle-pads.
And, those pointers make me eligible for Andi’s ‘Read My Own Damn Books‘. 🙂
When this year began, I thought I would not have any reading resolutions. But, it looks like I must be a bit more disciplined, when it comes to buying books (read hoarding books). 🙂
My resolutions are:
- Of course, I am going to read my own damn books.
- My local library looks pathetic. But, I want to give it a fair chance by becoming a member.
- Like Andi says in her blog, my next purchase should be a reward. So, I should ideally buy my next book if I clear my visa interview, or after booking my tickets to the US, or after reading a handful of books.
With all my heart, I hope I wouldn’t visit Amazon, and the local bookstores for a long while. 🙂 I want to trust myself.
Also, my resolutions impact two of my family members: Mother’s siesta wouldn’t be disturbed, because she doesn’t have to collect my books. Boo might be disappointed, for she wouldn’t be able to chase, and breathe fear into innocent mailmen. 😉