All posts tagged: 0by16

Project ‘Get my physical TBR to ZERO!’

Get ready for a complete and utter ramble! I have been trying to get my physical TBR down to zero for what seems like forever now. It started back in 2014 when I realised I was spending almost my entire pay cheque each week on new books, but I was never getting around to reading them because I already owned SO MANY. And then with #0by16 last year I was more determined than ever to get down to a manageable and preferably non-existent TBR. I was so invested in the idea of being able to purchase a book and read it immediately that I dove heart and soul into the idea of cutting back my TBR – but that did not happen. I never got down to zero. But still, daily, I look at my TBR shelf and know that I want it to be cut down. Slowly, day by day, I am making progress, but once again it is out of control and I know that I need to FINALLY get my head in …

Reading What I Own (Participating in #0by16 + why!)

Late last year I made the conscious decision not to buy books that I wasn’t intending on reading immediately. Luckily for me, a large amount of the online book community also made the same decision. 2015 seems to be the year of unhauls and TBR challenges such as 0by16, ProjectTBR. I love that people are so actively trying to lower their TBR and read more of what they own, because it’s inspiring me to stick to my promise of reading what I own! (In saying all this, if you want to have a big TBR I have absolutely zero issues with that!) What I really want to discuss here is #0by16 (Zero by 2016), a challenge hosted by a bunch of booktubers (who I will not name, but here’s the twitter page) where you aim to get your physical TBR down to 0 books before 2016 arrives. I’ll admit, when I first heard about this challenge at the end of 2014 I was almost desperate to join. I had spent the past month binge watching minimalism videos on YouTube, and …