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No Buying Books: Place Your Bets and Win a Book

January 3, 2015

As 2014 drew to a close, I resolved that I would not purchase books in 2015. Instead, I resolve to spend this year reading books I already own, reviewing advance review copies, and, of course, using my library card. Borrowing books from friends or picking up free books at swap events.

I resolve not to spend money acquiring books for myself. No brand new books ordered online. At the bookstore? Browsing only, wallet firmly tucked away. No gently used books purchased at the Strand. No e-books charged to my credit card.

Two points of clarification: Overdue fines from the library do not count. Nor do books purchased as gifts for others.  (Just because I’m being resolute, doesn’t mean birthdays and Father’s Day and such should be limited to mediocre, non-book presents.)

Can it be done by a voracious reader? Is it too ambitious? Will I crack by March?

Gentle readers… you tell me!

I invite you to place your bets, and enter a book giveaway!

The Rules:

  1. Leave a comment to specify a date of 2015 on which you think I will break my resolution and purchase a book.
  2. The person whose guess comes closest will win a book, selected and sent by me!
  3. Only U.S. residents are eligible to win. No international shipping.
  4. Your prize will be randomly selected by me, and may be an ARC, galley, or used book, may be YA or genre fiction or nonfiction.
  5. No more than two winners will be selected. (If more people select the same winning date, two will be randomly selected.)
  6. I pledge to be honest about my book purchasing.

I think that covers everything. Place your bets! I’m off to read a book I already own.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 3, 2015 12:23 pm

    April 15th.

  2. January 3, 2015 4:35 pm

    February 12th,2015

  3. January 9, 2015 8:01 pm

    Groundhog’s Day, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s or around Easter.

  4. January 1, 2016 5:51 pm

    May 15

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