Project 50 Books is actually a challenge from a German blogger, but since the haul comes out of The Box, I'm sharing it here. Plus, I no longer dabble in the German community, because handling blogs in both languages has been too much for me. I want to focus on this baby, and do it right.
What is this about?
Project 50 Books is a combination of a buy ban challenge with a tbr pile challenge. You have to read 50 books, with some quotas in certain categories, before you're allowed to buy new books.
Since I have been adding and adding and buying and buying new awesome books in my first blogging year, and keep getting more and more ARCs, I have a tbr pile of around 300 books. Thus, to do a buy ban was a pretty reasonable idea. There were three categories given -- ebooks, accumulating-dust-on-your-pile, review copies -- which were pretty easy to accomplish for me.
Raging Star (Dust Lands 3) by Moira Young
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (Raven Cycle 3) by Maggie Stiefvater
Elder (Firstborn 3) by Raine Thomas
Dengeki Daisy 16
& Revelry (Taint 1) by Carmen Jenner
So I bought all books for series I am already crushing on, hard!, with Raging Star and DD16 even being last volumes so I might finish a series. Except for Revelry which is the new release by the lovely Carmen Jenner, and I simply couldn't resist the pre-order offer a few weeks ago, so I bent the rules a little for this one, meaning I already purchased it, but decided to count it into this haul.
Well, it's on to battle No 2! I modified the categories from ebooks to print books, and from reivew copies to German books, and I guess now I'm off to another year of not buying anything new, not including the two exceptions I already know I am going to make, one later this year as another reward, and again for the book fair next March.
At this rate, it's only going to take me another 6 years or so... Well, wish me luck. x)