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tdrosebud
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A very good book in which the author has given herself a years shopping ban. She covers more than this by talking about her alcoholism, consumerism, and just general stories of growing up. She learns triggers and comes to terms with how and why she approaches things in certain ways. The only downside for me is I think the title is slightly misleading. I wasn't expecting a how to book, but it was much more memoir than I was expecting. 👇

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Bookwormjillk
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I really enjoyed this memoir. It was more about overcoming addiction than minimalism, but still a good read.

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dariazeoli
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I‘m considering a no-spend rule in 2020. It would be so much easier to handle my stuff if there wasn‘t so much of it: Books, planner supplies, clothing, etc.

Says the girl who just joined Book of the Month and is expecting 5 packages in the mail this week... 🙄

Freespirit Like you I am trying to spend less..have a lighter footprint on the earth🤗 1mo
Hooked_on_books Good luck! Even if you don‘t 100% make it, if you reduce your spending, it‘s a win. 1mo
Airykah13 I can totally relate — especially when it comes to planner supplies 😫 1mo
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flying_monkeys Good luck! When I did a no-spend, books (and movies) were my biggest expense. That's when I started using my local library A LOT. And I avoid office supply stores like the plague because I always come out with more than I had on my list. 😂 1mo
marleed Good luck! I was pretty good in 2019 restricting myself to a full price purchase of a book only when I was going to begin the read that day. It worked with one exception. It complimented another restriction that I could pay full price for a library read only if it received my strict 5* rating. And no restrictions on thrifted books! 1mo
Smarkies Good luck with this this year! I am trying to spend less on my hobbies this year and just trying to be super conscious about my book buying which has inflated over the last 2 years. This year is going to be a "read from my own bookshelf" year. 3w
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Smarkies
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More of a memoir than a how to guide. But it was quite encouraging to hear her story and her triggers and reactions to them.
I am trying to become a more mindful consumer in general as I find that I am a bit of a compulsive shopper. 😂😂 hopefully this book is the jumping off point for me. Noting this as #somethingyoupick
#nonfiction2019

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TheDaysGoBy
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Listened to this on audio. Actually had started it last week as part of #NFNov

I liked it. Didn‘t wow me exactly but it does make me want to declutter my apartment so I count that as a win

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Smarkies
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This book is queued up for my next audiobook. Hoping that I can get some tips from it to help me reduce my hoarding tendencies. 😂
#NFNov
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IndoorDame
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Mehso-so

Most of this was content I was expecting and felt like I‘d heard before. (That was actually partly what I was looking for. I grabbed this on Libby on a whim this morning looking for something easy to distract me from a migraine.) But the writing and narration were excellent, and there were a few things she said that stood out and really peaked my interest, which seems pretty good for this self-help/memoir combo genre.

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Addison_Reads
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If you are planning on reading this you should know that it is more of a memoir than the title makes it seem. I enjoyed it, even though it wasn't what I expected. It felt like an honest account of someone just trying to get their life in order.

#TIL Struggling with budgets and organization is a part of life for most people, and if you just focus and make small steps towards your goal you'll get there.

#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

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MidnightBookGirl
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So I did enjoy this book, although it's a whole lot of memoir and not as much hands on examples of how to live a whole year on a shopping ban. The audiobook was good though, and I canceled 3 box subscriptions within listening to the first 20 minutes (look at the comments to see which ones I axed!)

#24B4Monday #Readathon #LitsyPartyofOne #MrBook1inaMillion #NFNov
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MidnightBookGirl Here's what I culled- I've been getting tshirts from the Bookish Box every month for over 2 years... that's a lot of shirts! Why do I need that many tshirts?! I also canceled Pppfit leggings, because I have 4 pair now and I don't need more than that, and FabFitFun, which is fun... but I have so much stuff from other beauty subscriptions that I haven't touched it 5 years or more. I am now box subscription free! Con't: 2mo
MidnightBookGirl I had already canceled Bark Box (my dog is so picky when it comes to treats, and we've been doing it for almost 4 years), and Sipsby (tea is great, but after a few boxes- some I only just opened, I realized that I now know what I like and it'll take me a year to drink what I already have). I do have digital subscriptions- Audible and Libro.fm, which I'll keep, but I need to cancel my Amazon Prime HBO and Shudder services. 2mo
Crazeedi Fortunately I dont have the box subscriptions, though I've been tempted. I do have Amazon prime, but not the HBO. I spend enough through amazon. I hate going shopping. So it helps me, but it's almost too easy 2mo
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marleed Oh good for you! Except for books and photos, I‘ve donated about 2/3 of what I owned 7 years ago. It took me 6 years to get there and it‘s very liberating. I live in a much smaller space than I used to and have just a handful of boxes of storage most of which was owned by my kids when they were small! I have nothing stored under beds, piles of space in closets, and empty drawers! 2mo
MrBook Wow! Glad you liked this one! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
ReadswithWeenies I‘m afraid to read this one for fear of the guilt I will have looking at my possessions! 🙈 I‘ve definitely cut back this year but then I look at my bookshelf with towering piles of unread books, clothes in my closet with tags still attached, and piles of shoes that were unworn this summer. So maybe I DO need to read this...😬🤭 2mo
Andrew65 Looks very interesting. 2mo
Clwojick Not sure if I'm brave enough to read this one. 6 pts
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Reviewsbylola
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I listened to this on audio and it encouraged me to de clutter and pitch stuff, so that‘s a win. 😆 The lesson that resonated with me the most was to buy things you need, and not for the person you want to be. I find myself buying things to fit a persona that I want to emulate, so that has been in the back of my mind. Since the author deals with addiction to alcohol and shopping, I‘m counting this for #booked2019 #bookaboutaddiction

vkois88 I want to read this but I feel like I need to buy it... which means breaking the main rule ??? That's what kills me about these types of NF "self-help" books. Otherwise, I'd definitely be interested. 3mo
Reviewsbylola 😆😆 I borrowed it through my library so I didn‘t have any guilt. But the author did denounce book buying and that I could never do. 😱😱 @vkois88 3mo
Cinfhen Interesting / how true about our need to “Dress to Impress” ~ as I get older, im getting better about falling into that designer addiction/ I care much less 3mo
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vkois88 Lol I'll have to see if my library system has it!!! 3mo
charl08 Well I was tempted until I read about the book buying... 3mo
Mdargusch Very interesting. Too bad amazon is just so easy. 3mo
Zelma I really liked this book. Less as a decluttering book and more about a memoir on grief and addiction. It totally worked for me and I wish it had been marketed as such. 3mo
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