September Used Book Haul!

HI! All the books I bought in September have finally arrived and I’m so excited to read them and possibly rearrange my current shelf setup to accommodate them!

All of these books are used (except one) and all of them are from awesomebooks! If you’ve never gone to check out their website, I’d totally recommend it. It doesn’t have a great variety, but if you’re looking for an older book or books by popular authors you’ll find them there from as cheap as 2,50€. Shipping is free to the UK and around 3,50€ for the whole order if you live in Europe (though I’m not sure how much is the shipping is to countries outside of Europe).

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Birthday Book Haul🎉 & other recent books

It’s been exactly one month since my birthday so I thought I’d talk a bit about the books I purchased. I’ve already shared a few and talked a bit about how I bought WAY TOO MANY BOOKS this time in Mid-Year Reading Update  but I talk about each a little bit below. (And hopefully get you all interested in reading them too!😁)

Remember when I said I bought way too many books in my Mid-Year Reading Update? Well, here they are!

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Mid-Year Update of 2020:

Hello, hello! It’s time for a mid-year reading update and I’m honestly surprised with how many books I’ve read because I’ve been through some slumps… It’s been a crazy year for obvious reasons and I’m just grateful to be okay and to have been so lucky to be able to keep reading amazing books again this year. And I’m so grateful for all the amazing people in the bookish community for all the support and love that’s been going around for the past few months.

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October Wrap Up & Book Haul of 2019

(whoops forgot to write down how many books/pages I read before taking this picture)

I think I achieved the majority of my goals and I’m very happy with how my month went even if I didn’t get to do everything I expected or wanted to do.

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Summer Reading Wrap Up, Favorites & Book Haul

Hey guys! I can’t believe it’s the end of Summer already, but as much as I enjoyed summer (or not occasionally), I’m sooo ready for fall! It’s time to start classes again, wear sweaters, drink lattes…

I haven’t been very active lately because I’ve been more foccused on reading and watching movies whenever I have free time. Although I low-key wanted to blog, at the literal end of the day, I just didn’t really want to do it – and I didn’t want to force it, it would just make it feel like a chore and I didn’t want that.

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Birthday & June Book Haul!

In June, I received a few books as gifts and I bought a few myself, so in total I acquired 11 books! In May I also bought a bunch of books so I really need to slow down for the rest of the year and read what I already own.

I got the first three at my favorite bookstore when I spent a day with my dad.

The Silence of The Girls by Pat BarkerTBR: I still haven’t read this one because I just haven’t been in the mood for something emotionally heavy but I really want to read it in August.

Watership Down by Richard Addams – TBR: This one was on sale and I’ve been really interested in it for some time, partially because it’s a classic and partially because it involves rabbits!

The Cow Book: A Story of Life on an Irish Family Farm by John Connell – READ: I really enjoyed this book. I love cows and farms and I was really curious to read about rural Ireland and farm life there. It was a pleasant, melancholic read and I really enjoyed it.

My birthday was on the 16th and unfortunately I spent it working. About a week later I finally decided for sure which books I was going to get, and here they are!

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab – TBR: I will be buddy reading this book in August with Anna. It’s the only Schwab book I haven’t read yet and the sequel’s coming out in September so I thought why not? Though I’ll admit I was very skeptical about when it was originally published since I wasn’t into middle grade books yet. Now, it just seems exciting!

Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet by Dr. Jan Pol – Currently Reading: Yes, it’s another nonfcition book about cows. I love watching Dr.Pol’s show on Nat Geo Wild and when I heard he had a book, I immediately wanted it. So far, it’s meeting my expectations.

Wilder Girls by Rory Power – TBR: I will definitely be reading this one in August. Maybe in just a few days actually, I am incredibly excited about this one. Very High Expectations! (Also, the cover is absolutely gorgeous. A bit creepy, for sure, but also mysterious.)

Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta – TBR: I will probably also read this book in August. For some reason, I thought this was a standalone…

I’ve already read all the following books and I loved them all very much! (*So, technically I bought Storm and Fury in the first week of July, but since it arrived at the same time as the others and since I loved it so much, it’s also emotionally associated with my other birthday books.)

  • The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
  • Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
  • Storm anjd Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout*
  • Sorcery of Thorns by Maragret Rogerson

I’ve already bought 20 books in 2019 (and received I don’t know how many others as gifts) so I’m keeping up with my goal of purchasing less books (than in 2018)!

Have you read any of these books, have you enjoyed them? What’s that one book you really want to buy right now?

October Wrap Up, Book Haul & Blog Anniversary

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I had a lovely and terribly busy month and let me warn you that this is going to be a very long post. 

Reading Wrap Up:

Let me, first of all, tell you of all the great and exciting books I read this month. I was very lucky to have read such wonderful books. I loved ALL of them, some more than others, of course, but I strongly recommend all of them. 

  1. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor – 4.5 stars
  2. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor – 5 stars 
  3. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – 5 stars
  4. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater – 5 stars
  5. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham – 4 stars
  6. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green – 5 stars all the goddamn stars

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I won’t be reading as much this month as I have quite a few assignments and I’m also going to try to focus on writing. Although I won’t be participating in NaNoWriMo this year (and I shouldn’t have tried to last year), I am hoping to catch some of that motivation and inspiration.

So, the reviews for these books and the reviews I’m still missing for the books I read in September should partly if not all be published in November and December. I’d really like to start the year with an empty drafts folder. 

 

Book Haul:

I bought seven books this month! I’d like to say I shouldn’t have or I didn’t want to, but of course, I wanted to buy them and I wanted to read them. I’ve been thinking about selling some of my books (the ones that I disliked or some of my older books) though I’m not sure where and how yet (but there is this one local second-hand stuff fair open to all who want to participate so I might try there). 

  1. Turtles All The Way Down – John Green
  2. Call Me By Your Name – André Aciman
  3. Lord of Shadows – Cassandra Clare
  4. Godsgrave – Jay Kristoff *
  5. The Psychopath Test – Jon Ronson *
  6. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy – Cassandra Clare *
  7. The Last Namsara – Kristen Ciccarelli *

(Ever since I read Danielle’s (@thechroniclesofdanielle) review of The Last Namsara, I’ve been super intrigued and excited about it. Go check it out!) 

*My latest order that I literally placed yesterday that won’t arrive for another two weeks, probably. 

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Blog Anniversary: 1 Year Blogging

This won’t be a very large comment but I’d just like to say that I quite enjoyed this year of blogging and that I plan to continue and get better at it (and more consistent too). I started it to get free ARCs and so I really wanted to get lots of followers fast, to be honest, but I don’t really care about that anymore and I’m really enjoying not caring what other people think and just sharing my thoughts (though I’m definitely censoring myself in the swearing aspect of my reviews – which is to say I’m not – but I do quite a lot of it in real life). 

Here are some of my posts from this month (actually these are the only posts from this past month because I was very busy and in London at one point.)

 

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Summer Book Haul!

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I was supposed to be on a book ban until September but as I always, I didn’t stick to it and gave into temptation…. and bought a few books. It wasn’t that many, thankfully and I’ve already read one of them that I loved. 

  1. On Writers And Writing by Margaret Atwood [Goodreads]
  2. The Day of The Triffids by John Wyndham [Goodreads]
  3. The Sellout by Paul Beatty [Goodreads]
  4. Monstress Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda [Goodreads]
  5. Quando Lisboa Tremeu – Domingos Amaral* [Goodreads

*The literal translation of this title would be ‘When Lisbon Shook’ and it’s a book set during the day of the 1755 earthquake (estimated 8.5-9.0 magnitude), fires and tsunami that followed it that occurred in Lisbon. It follows four main characters, a young nun sentenced to die, an English Captain, a young boy, a young scribe’s assistant and a pirate. It actually seems pretty fun and interesting and not all gloom and death (but there will be some of that too, I assume). To my knowledge (and according to Goodreads), there is no English translation yet. 

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