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TBR Library Pile Self-Challenge

I'm sure at some point or other, we've all looked at our library items and gone "Hm. I seem to be one away from the maximum number of checkouts, which is 50." 

I find myself therefore treading this, as we have just discussed, very familiar path of having 49 library items checked out of the library. Because of this situation, I have determined, like before, but with much more determination this time, to not check out any more (minus incoming hold items) until I have at the very least gone through the ones I have strewn about my girlfriend's condo. They are (almost in their entirety):




The books are in preferred reading order. Comics are, y'know, whatevs. I'm kind of amazed by Rick Riordan's fourth entry in Heroes of Olympus right now (House of Hades). He has a character come out in a pretty damn decent way, and he's such a mainstream middle grade white dude author, I reeeeally thought this character being queer was a fan invention based on subtext. 

I've never been able to stick to this kind of thing before! But I'd really like to lower my number of checked out items. Preferably to something manageable, like...20 or something.

Anyone have strategies for this kind of thing? Reward systems? Etc?

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  1. I'm afraid my most recent strategy was to get them to override the limit, but it helps that I work there...I have, though, dedicated a good deal of my summer reading to the library pile.

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  2. Your library lets you get fifty books out!? We're only allowed fifteen.

    I feel like I might have a similar problem to you soon though - I'm starting a new job tomorrow and it's RIGHT NEXT DOOR to the library. As in, it couldn't be any closer without building a connecting tunnel.

    Guess who's going to be spending most of her lunch breaks pawing through library books!?

    I really need to finish that Rich Riordan series. I started it and then wandered off a bit.

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  3. I can offer no helpful advice and instead only admire how many books you have out right now. 50. That's so many.

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