Saturday, January 30, 2016

#ReadMyOwnDamnBooks: January Link-Up!

One month in, y'all! One month of roaming our own shelves (or maybe not). Whether you've fallen off the wagon already, or you're just now discovering #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks, or you've been rocking it like a Rolling Stones concert, I still want to know how it's going.

Come one, come all and link up any of your #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks posts from January. It could be a monthly wrap-up, a YouTube video about your progress, or reviews of #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks books!

Drop your link down below and I'll come see ya!

Not sure what I'm talking about? Visit the sign-up page to learn all about the #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks movement!


17 comments:

  1. Hi Andi, this is how my January looked: http://worncorners.com/2016/01/30/january-in-books/ :)

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    1. You had such a great month! Thanks for stopping in to link up!

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  2. I really surprised myself in January! Yes, my book order came in for four, but I didn't touch them...yet, anyway. I actually read five of my own books and a couple of ARCs that I received in December. I shocked myself! My own books were The Shore, A Window Opens, Da Vinci's Tiger, The Husband's Secret, and Above the Waterfall. Go, me!

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    1. That's awesome!!! Go you, indeed. I had an equally good month, and I'm already patting myself on the back for sticking to it! <3

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  3. This challenge rocks. And here's how my first month went: http://sallyallenbooks.com/2016/01/541/#more-541 :)

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    1. You did great! I'm so glad this challenge feels doable and is motivating. :)

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  4. I never officially sign up for challenges but I'm trying to follow along and it looks like most of the books I read were already in the house at the beginning of the year. The one exception was Front Lines by Michael Grant, which I got from FREE ARC cart at the library. One was an ARC that was recently released. The rest were off my shelves, although three were purchased within the past few months. I need to put a lid on the purchases (yeah, right). So far, so good, I think! Your challenge is always in my head when I'm choosing my next book.

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    1. I'm glad, Nancy! That was part of the purpose of the way I set up #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks. I don't want it to feel like a diet...maybe just a change of habits over time? A niggling sensation in the brain pushing us toward our own stacks.

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  5. I'm off to a slow start. This month has still been monopolized by library books (some of my reasons are very sound!). But, I did manage to read 2.5 of my own books, and that's something, right? I read In the Skin of A Lion by Michael Ondaatje (reviewed), Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (review to come), and some of Mrs. Dalloway (that one's been slow-going).
    How has your own progress been?

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    1. Good for you! That is DEFINITELY something! That's two books that are no longer languishing on your stacks. Can't wait to see your thoughts on Olive Kitteridge because that has been one of my own damn books for YEARS. I've made good progress. 10 of the 12 books I read or laid aside this month were my own. :D

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  6. All but one of my January reads were my own! Feels good, man. :)

    I'll have to see where my whims take me, but I'm thinking of doing a quarterly update rather than monthly! Will keep ya informed.

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    1. Go you!!! Two of mine were not my own prior to 2016. One was my husband's audiobook and the other was from a subscription box that I intend to keep. Quarterly update sounds great! The link-ups will be around when you need 'em!

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  7. I linked up my monthly summary. Seven books this month from my own shelves! The library and new books were calling to me but I just plunked the new books on a wishlist and only got what I needed from the library for the chapter books project (plus a Terry Pratchett because I can't actually resist those for a whole year).

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  8. Like Nancy, I didn't officially sign up for this challenge, but it's been on my mind since the beginning of the year and I've worked hard to stick to my guns and only read what I already own. Just posted my monthly summary, so take a peek. 8 books in January! Whoohoo! :)

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  9. I am unduly pleased with myself for having read one and a half of my own damn books so far. Even if I'm not officially doing this challenge, it's awesome to have people around the blogosphere and Twitter talking about reading their own damn books -- keeps reminding me that I want to (informally) do the same.

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  10. I managed to get through ONE of the books I listed for this challenge last month. Hoping for improved progress this month. I'm shooting for at least three of my February reads to come from ones that I already own. Thanks again for creating this challenge!

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  11. While, I didn't get very many of my own books read in January, I did get a couple and plan to do better from now own.

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