This month’s theme is about the best bookish gifts you’ve received, and aside from books themselves, I have the perfect example this month! LookHuman.com have some great bookish t-shirts, and I now own an obscene number of them because my family/partner are good to me and it was my birthday on the 20th. Here’s the list (with links, if you click):
- If I Can’t Take My Book, I’m Not Going (grey raglan)
- I’d Like You More If You Were Books (grey unisex t-shirt)
- High Shelf Esteem (blue raglan)
- Reading Is My Superpower (black unisex t-shirt)
- My Weekend Is All Booked (black raglan)
- If You Walk A Mile In My Shoes, You’ll End Up At the Bookstore (grey raglan)
- I Like To Party and By Party I Mean Read Books (grey raglan)
- Sorry, I Can’t, I Have Plans With My Books (grey raglan)
I’m a bit addicted to the raglans, they’re cosy and perfect for curling up to read in! Now if they came in more colours, I’d be set for life.
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.
- 36/51+ already owned books read from prior to 2015 (last one recorded: The Magus, 22/08)
- 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
- Spent £51 out of ~£60 for August
Yep, that is the sign of someone who got paid a lot this month. Too bad it doesn’t seem to be a repeat job.
Here’s my more general progress on resolutions:
- No books impulse-bought (being maybe a bit fast-and-loose with my definition here)
- Read every day
- Bed before midnight
- Up before ten every day
- Only bought one book from a series at a time (couple of lapses, but mostly for deals/sets)
- Posted to the blog every day
- Commented on at least one other blog every day
- Tithed 10% in every month so far
- Done 6o hours volunteering total
- Reading/reviewing books from NG/etc (66% ratio; steady progress)
So that’s all pretty good, as long as I keep behaving myself. (Or, alternately, keep getting well paid jobs. Sadly, this is not likely.)
10 thoughts on “No Book Buying Challenge: Best Bookish Gift”
Bookish tshirts are awesome gifts!! 🙂 Well, looks like you are doing pretty well meeting your budget this month and only a few general lapses, so overall great job.
None of it is totally breaking my resolutions, so I’m very pleased with myself thus far. I think it’s the longest I’ve stuck to it…! Thanks for dropping by.
I love the t-shirt purchases! 😀 “My weekend is all booked” made me laugh – I’ll have to buy it too.
I saw them and I just had to get them! I have a lot of geeky shirts, but reading is my first fandom, you know?
Absolutely 😀 and I love a good pun, so win-win!
The “shelf”/self ones make me laugh, too!
I like the “If I can’t bring my books” tank top. Might need that one. Though I wish they were offered in a tee with a contour fit. Thanks for the links!
Weird, they did have at one point! Guess they must have changed supplier or something. My sister has one of the tank tops and loves it, though!
I need to get more bookish t-shirts. Most of my mine reflect my TV/Movie fandoms. I did find one tank top at Hot Topic that I purchased that says something like you are never alone when you have books.
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Mine, too! And yet reading is really my primary fandom. So now I’m properly stocked up and have the right clothing for bookshops/libraries, haha.