First things first, I’m not religious at all. But I do think that giving something up every once in a while sharpens your appreciation of it. So this year, for lent, I’ve decided to give up buying books. Rules are simple:
- I can’t buy any book, printed or electronic, until Easter.
- I can download free e-books or borrow books from others.
I’m hoping this regimen will help me catch up on the books I have at home, and perhaps re-read one or two, as well as saving a few Euros. Ingrid of The Blue Bookcase’s post on The Color Purple really made me want to re-read it for instance. Seeing as it’s one of my favourite books, I think it would only be justified if it got a review here, wouldn’t it?
So what about you? Are you giving anything up for lent? What?