So I signed up for the TBR Double Dog Dare hosted by Jtbr-dare-2014ames at James Reads Books back in November, with the intention that between 1 January and 1 April 2015 I only read books that I already owned and wanted to read.

So how did I do?

  • Books read = 17, of which 11 were eBooks and one was a re-read
  • Books read which met the rules of the dare = 14
  • What about the other 3? All were read for bookish events, honest

Quite pleased with that 🙂

The self-imposed book buying embargo comes to an end at midnight tonight. A number of books did come into the house but all but three were books that I had pre-ordered before 31 December, and the other three were related to book events – you have to buy the book if you want the author to sign it people! So I am declaring that a success, and even if I don’t take a buying holiday again for a while I will be asking myself some hard questions before I buy.

The thing I’ve noticed most about this dare is that it has made me think about how I choose what I’m going to read. I am very easily distracted by bright and shiny new things but there were some good books that I’d had for a while. Perhaps my habits will change, who knows.

Now, where are those credit cards…..