The challenge really showed me that I don't need to buy ebooks every single day just because they are free. That it is okay to just read what I already have... AND it showed me that I have a HUGE collection. When I say huge... I mean gigantic!! I have over 400 Kindle ebooks!!! Time to joins "eBooks Anonymous" right? heh. I already have...
Second best part about this challenge? I got SO much done this month! I spent WAY more time search other sites and writing and creating and studying and reading and playing fetch with Cazic my dachshund and enjoying my time...instead of sifting through the daily freebies. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE searching for great ebook deals and freebies. I just think I'm going to dial it back a bit now.
My advice to anyone who decides to try this challenge:
- Stick with your ban. Don't give up just because you saw a good deal. The deal will come back around at some point in time.
- Create wish lists and abuse them. I created
TWOthree new wish lists. One for ebooks I knew I wanted, and one for ebooks I *might want but just sounded good because I know I can't buy it*. heh. annddd one for ebook recommendations.
- Go for a ban of everything - including free books/ebooks, purchasing for other people, everything. Don't just say "I won't spend money on more books." Simply don't buy any books.
- Become friends with your local library or Kindle users! Don't have a large selection at home or on your Kindle? Make friends with someone else who has a Kindle in your country OR start visiting your local library more often.