Yes, I'm brave enough to take the dare hosted by James at Ready When You Are, C.B. It's not bravery I lack; it's perseverance; it's discipline; it's a good attention span.
To read only books I already own from Jan. 1-April 1 shouldn't be that difficult, right? Yet for the past three years that James has done this challenge, I've let myself be distracted. Last year, I only made it 11 books into the new year. I even remember the day: February 9, then I was blown off-course by A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, (and it wasn't even worth it). I tried to right myself with a long-promised copy of Sharp Objects, but then Teri dangled the audiobook of Founding Mothers before me as well as an ebook of Where'd You Go, Bernadette -- What? I was supposed to ignore lovely literary files dropping into my emailbox? -- anyway, that was that for the TBR Double Dog Dare.
Here I go again, but one thing that Operation Carb Face has taught me is that I need to mentally prepare. I've got 22 days. What steps can I take that will help me stick to my own shelves and not be beguiled by all the nice page-pretties that pop up on other blogs and on Goodreads and in a thousand other places?