Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Could You Do It?

So this is a non-fiction book written by Susan Hill about the year she decided not to buy any new books but rather read the ones that she already had in her house.  And in the end, she compiles a list of the 40 books she can't live without.

FOR A WHOLE YEAR, PEOPLE!  Now, that would be hard.  I buy books even more than I buy fabric.  I love reading (I know you already know that).  Not buying books?  Hard to imagine.  But I have a lot of books.  Like a lot, a lot.  So it wouldn't be as if I couldn't find something to read.

Could you go an entire year without buying that "thing" you like so much - books, fabric, shoes ...

I am going to give it a try.  I am going to set myself the goal of no books until the end of the year.  That doesn't include books I may need for educational purposes.  And I can swap or borrow books from kind souls who take pity on me because I haven't read the latest and greatest.  And it doesn't include books for the boys (although they are armed with plenty o' gift cards for the local bookshop, so they will be fine).  It can't include books as presents either (hint, hint).

Kinda crazy, don't you think?  But I think it will be good.  And after I read a book, if it isn't a "you have to read this" kind of book, it is going to the local Sally Anne.  It is a de-cluttering project of sorts.

L xo

PS - You know what else I am going to do?  No fabric until the Fall (September-ish).  I have a ton of projects I want to do and have everything I need to do them, so I should be fine.  Again, no fabric doesn't include swaps or gifts. 

PPS - I may need help.  Professsional help.  I'll let you know.

EDITED TO ADD - PPS - My fabric diet does NOT include my preorders of Tufted Tweets, Bliss, Castle Peeps or Far Far Away II .  I am sure you can understand why.


kwiltmakr said...

The local library will satisfy my book needs a lot of the times. So don't forget about them.


AYE YEI YEI. I think this is a great idea and one that I should perhaps adopt myself. How's about I do it the year after you? ;)

Greta said...

I can see giving up one love but two! You are a super trooper.

RWL said...

Another sign that we're 2 peas in a pod. When I moved, I had 13 boxes of books. AND there are more than I can count living at my parents' house.

But I'm so moolah-strapped that I haven't bought books in MONTHS. Every time I walk by B&N, my heart hurts a little bit.

(Thank goodness for the library.)

Lady Docker said...

Good luck with this one Leanne but I'm sure that you can do it. By the way have just recieved my Simple Diary - what a fun little book!

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