In this blogger's approach, she only allows herself to bring in one new book for every two books of her own that she read. Two out, one in. I like this idea. She set up some rules for herself and I'm adopting two of hers for myself:
- Rereads don't count. I don't often re-read books but I do from time to time and these won't count for my "out" list. (It's almost time to read To Kill a Mockingbird again.)
- Books that are given to me as gifts don't count toward my "in" list. As the original writer says, I can't help if people want to shower me with books.
- This one I'm adding -- books can include those on my shelves, those on Audible, and those on my Kindle.
The blogger uses a bullet journal to keep track of her books. If you haven't clicked to go see the original post, her journal looks like this:
Then she fills in the books accordingly. I'm going to keep a similar journal here on my blog. As I just finished a book that had been on my shelf for quite a while, I'm starting there. Another goal of this endeavor is to clear my bookshelves so that I'm only keeping books I love and I want all of my books to fit on the shelves I have, without having to expand to new shelves. Here's where I'm starting:
I don't like how I have books in front of others, or books sitting on top of others. I want this shelf to be orderly and I have a lot of work ahead of me. Looking at these photos, I have a few other rules to add:
- I'm not going to read The Bible.
- I'm also not including instructional books like the ones I have for photography.