So I’m Failing the #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks Challenge, and Here’s the Reason Why

A couple of months ago I made a post where I listed my goals for 2016, and in those goals I stated that I wanted to participate in the #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks challenge. It’s very easy. All you have to do is read the books you already own! Or, well…it SHOULD be easy.

Of course, right after I made this goal I fell in love with the library again. Now, I’ve always used the library, but I tend to have benders where I basically live in the library. It’s happening again.

Look, I’M WEAK. I do want to read the books I have, I really do. But all the new books coming out are just so enticing! Not to mention that the library basically enables my bad habits by making it so easy to get the books!

I used to just go up to the library and look around for the books I wanted, but I’ve really started to explore my local library’s website. Now I mostly browse online and put all the books I want on hold, then when they are ready for pickup and I just drive up to the library, go to the front desk and pick up my books. I don’t even have to do any work! God bless, to be honest.

And don’t even get me started on ebooks and audiobooks from the library. Do not get me started, lol.

Are you also weak when it comes to the library? How often do you go? 

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9 thoughts on “So I’m Failing the #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks Challenge, and Here’s the Reason Why

  1. I’ve recently discovered NetGalley & have gone a bit overboard with it. I’m reading like twelve books concurrently on top of other reading. I use to do the same thing when I lived in Lawrence, KS because the city has a wonderful public library. I’d always leave with 2-5 books every week.

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    • I have a NetGalley account but I haven’t used it yet. Now, Edelweiss I have used. I can see how someone can go a little crazy with eARCs so I try not to get on there too much, haha. Glad to know I’m not alone :)

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  2. I’m very week when it comes to the library! However, I can say that I’m keeping up with my TBR Pile Challenge, by reading 25 of my Kindle books and 25 physical books that I’ve had for years. I’m starting my copy of Me Before You tonight, and it’s sitting on my night stand so that I have no choice but to acknowledge it. The library is a great way to save money also, so I use it a lot.

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    • I’m glad someone is doing well on their challenge! lol. And Me Before You is really good! I hope you like it. As for me I can at least be proud that I have only bought 5 books since Christmas. That is REALLY good for me. The library is both hurting and helping me haha

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  3. Dude. I WORK at the library (in an office, thank goodness, I don’t have to stare at all the books I want to read all the time all the days). But I do exactly the same thing you do: go online, put stuff on hold, and then bam, grab them on the way out. It. Is. Deadly. I have read maybe three books I own this year. Maybe. Solidarity in numbers, right?

    (One thing I’ve been trying to do is use the “for later” feature on my library’s website–you should see if yours has one. Instead of falling to the Impulse Hold, I put books that I’m not dying to read on that shelf so that I know it’s there and can get it later when I want it but don’t end up forcing it up my to-read list.)

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