Do you have so many books it would take multiple lifetimes to read them all? When you look at your books do you see clutter instead of wonderful reading adventures? Have you ruined a bookcase because of the weight you have tried to force it to hold? Do you laugh when someone asks you if you have enough bookcases for all those books? Do you regularly trip over stacks of books? Do you use a stack of books as a side table? If you answered yes to any of these questions I may have an answer for you.... the Get Rid of Books Summer Challenge!
Ok now seriously, I was chatting with a few lovely people on twitter asking if anyone would be interested in embarking on a challenge where we try and get rid of books, which I know is very hard! And both Sarah and Lilibeth were kind enough to express interest!
I'm going to keep this very simple and laid back, it is summer after all!
This is how it will work:
Starting today June 4th until September 4th do whatever you need to to get rid of some books, I don't care where they go, donate them, sell them, pass them on, have a contest. Whatever you feel comfortable with (please don't tell me if they go in the garbage though I might cry!) and keep track of the number of books that are no longer in your possession.
Come back here at the end of the challenge and give me your final tally, we will do this on the honor system. And whoever has gotten rid of the most books over the summer will win a book (Under $20 and something I can easily purchase in the US, and US only for shipping), yes totally against our point I know, but that's how I roll!
So that's basically it! Leave a comment here if you would like to join in! Maybe I'll do a mid-point check in to see how everyone is doing!
Also I couldn't have a challenge without a quick little button for you all if you want to use it! Ironically the books in that photo I've already looked through and they are not going to be going anywhere!
Let me know if you have any questions and good luck!