I already did this month’s prompt for the #ShelfLove challenge last month, but what the hey — I’ll do it again. My favourite book since I picked Tropic of Serpents last month has to be Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie. It swept the awards when it came off, and swept a lot of my friends off their feet. I bounced off the first time I tried to read it, but once I got into it, I gobbled it up and immediately read the sequel, Ancillary Sword. You can find my review here!
As for a general update, here goes. Green is for good progress or sticking to a target; orange is for marginal or in progress things. Red is for an uh-oh.
- 32/51+ already owned books read (last one recorded: Fire, 20/07)
- Spent: £21 out of ~£30 budget (budget is 10% of my income) for January
- Spent: £20 out of ~£25 budget for February
- Spent: £22 out of ~£25 budget for March
- Spent: £15 out of ~£16 budget for April
- Spent: £45 out of ~£30 budget for May
- Spent: £18 out of ~£40 budget for June, plus stuck within holiday budget
- Spent: £45 out of ~£50 budget for July
Here’s my more general progress on resolutions:
- No books impulse-bought (despite a recent spree, that was still books I considered for at least a day first!)
- Read every day
- Bed before midnight (couple of issues lately with work)
- Up before ten every day
- Only bought one book from a series at a time
- Posted to the blog every day
- Commented on at least one other blog every day (back on the wagon with this now)
- Tithed 10% in January, February, March, April, May & June; not picked a charity for July
- Done 55 hours volunteering total
- Reading/reviewing books from NG/etc (63% ratio; still making steady progress)
So that’s pretty good progress, as long as I behave myself for the last eleven days of July! Yay me.
4 thoughts on “No Book Buying Challenge: Best So Far (Part 2)”
I see lots of green! 🙂 I bet the red were worth it though 🙂
I’m terrible, but yes! Very worth it.
Great work so far! I’m in a book slump right now and in the past I would have gone out and just bought a book from my wish list. I just need something I own to hook me stat!
Terri M., the Director
It’s easier now I’ve relaxed my budget slightly, haha. I’m afraid I can be the same about just wanting a book from my wishlist… and then I may not even read it; “the grass is always greener” syndrome…