Escapist Uncensored – RYOB Challenge

Escapists Uncensored

Escapists UncensoredI hereby create a RYOB challenge aka Read Your Own Books Challenge. Why? Because as I was starting the depressing decluttering of my library, I realized that I have tons of novels that I have either a) never read, b) read only once, or c) haven’t read in so long I’ve forgotten all about them. Oh and d) once I saw it was all nostalgic and had to fight off the urge to read it ASAP. The more I dug through my boxes and bins, the more frustrated and stressed I became.

I mean, come on! How am I supposed to get rid of anything if I can’t remember it?  Or haven’t read it? What about, wanting to read a couple hundred novels that I loved from the past but have too many new ones to get too?

In case you didn’t mark your calendar, I started this process in May!  I swore I wouldn’t buy anything new, until I got rid of those I didn’t want. Guess what? I have yet to get rid of anything, and all my ‘organizing’ has just been moving the piles of books to new places around my house because I’m so frustrated I don’t know what to do with them. Oh, it gets worse by the way. Not only have I bought more I’ve also borrowed some! Head meets desk.

And so, I am challenging myself to a RYOB Challenge. I am not buying or borrowing any books – I have made my hubby swear he won’t let me – until I have donated at least 10 of my own. If this takes me the rest of the year, then so be it! I have a mess on my hands and the only way to conquer this beast is head on, and ASAP.

Who wants to join me?

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SAHM of 2, happily married bookworm, blogger and aspiring author. If I could read/write all day, every day, I would. Luckily I have a very understanding, and patient, husband who lets me get away with it as much as possible. Now if only the kids would understand my obsession, and the house would clean itself, then I'd be all set.


  1. I was just thinking the other day that my Kindle makes me skip books when I get bored of the current one I’m reading. I have so many, instead of letting a book develop I’m on to the next. So, I decided to dig out some paperbacks that I haven’t read. ;)

  2. I found a book that I hadn’t read since college when I moved and pulled it out thinking I’m definitely going to read this one again …and yet it still sits there lol.

  3. I am bad in that I won’t read a book twice. I just can’t read something that I know how it ends. SO I end up donating a lot of books or selling them on Amazon. That being said I hate clutter and they don’t stay around my house long. However, don’t look at my Kindle because it is full of FREE books that I will never get thru before I die but I keep downloading. Plus now that I review books, they are sending them left and right so I am starting to get a stack of books. I just wish I had time to just read.

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