I need to write and publish these rules before my local book fair this weekend. I’ve stuck to them quite well last month and the start of July, and I don’t want to forgot my goal of reading and reducing my TBR shelf.
1. Must only buy within a series I’m reading or own.
No exceptions for standalones; I actually own a ton more standalones than I thought I did. I can’t purchase a new series just because I’ve seen it on Instagram and/or Goodreads and it looks amazing. If I can’t watch the movie before reading the book, I will either get over it or simply not watch it.
2. It must be in the cover, edition, size and/or artwork to match the rest of the owned series.
Obviously this can’t always happen (Stravaganza by Mary Hoffman) but if possible this restriction is to be followed. I know I will regret it later on for the impulse buy which will not match.
3. One book only can be bought once a month.
Unless I am attending a book fair or on holidays or there is a significant sale. This will hopefully reduce the amount bought per year and of course month.
Edit the day before I attend my local book fair: the books bought at special events mentioned above must adhere to the series & cover rules in 1 and 2.
Do you have any restrictions? What are they? 🙂