I’ve had another crazy month; especially work and school wise. It’s been a tad bit overwhelming and extremely stressful, but a positive is that I actually conquered most of my TBR. I also spent way too much on books. Oops. I need to curb that book buying habit of mine haha.
Anyway! Sorry for the tad lateness of this post. Horrible flooding in the part of Texas I live in caused major mail delays so the main part of my book haul didn’t arrive on time. Which is okay; I’d rather our lovely UPS driver not risk his life driving through that. Seriously mother nature needs to step back and give Texas a break. We’ve had way too much rain!
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Book + Review (Recommendation) #3
So this month I tried so hard to only buy books that I was going to immediately read for my TBR next month. I failed. One trip to the bookstore and I walked out with three books I probably won’t get to for a while and one that I had already read but didn’t own a physical copy of. What is self control and where can I purchase it? That aside I am quite happy with my book haul! I’m also officially in need of some new shelves. That is my top priority for next month.
- The Last Star by Rick Yancey
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
- A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
- The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
- Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
- The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
- Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
- On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
On Dublin Street is the previously read buy. The Raven King I snatched up because everywhere else in my town is sold out and it was the last one; I still have to reread the first and second books for that series and read the third one. ACOTAR, ACOMAF, and TPWF are my immediate reads. As soon as I’m done with Glass Sword I am conquering ACOTAR because of all the good things I keep hearing about it and the sequel and the author.
I feel like I really accomplished a lot of the goals that I had hoped to accomplish with this little blog of mine in May. I didn’t really read more; the effects of an overwhelming and stressful month. But I did post more and I really tried to dive into the bloggerverse. I’m also way happier with how my blog looks now versus how it looked previously. It’s still a work in progress but it’s definitely getting there! I’m slowly learning new tricks and ideas haha.
Can I just take a moment to say how incredibly nice everyone I’ve talked to on here is? You’re all so wonderful! Anyone who has taken the time to comment on my posts or even just like them; thank you. To everyone who decided my blog was interesting enough to follow; thank you. To all of you that I talk to on twitter from time to time or even through anything else; I hope you know I consider you my friends now haha. Same goes for anyone I’ve talked to multiple times on here through comments. You’re stuck with me now :P! I kind of fail at interaction when it isn’t on my posts, I know. I try to comment, like, or even just look through everyone’s posts every few days. I swear there isn’t enough time in the day for everything. So many great posts, so little time haha. Who else agrees with that?
Guess what? I stuck to my TBR this month. It’s a miracle! I attribute that to great books and the amazing authors who wrote them.
I also had the surprise and joy of being contacted by two authors for promotion type posts for my blog. I was so overjoyed when it happened both times. The fact that any author considered my little blog for something like that makes me feel like I’m successfully running a book blog. I’ve never felt that way with any other platform book wise.
I had a few bumps in the road this month where I started to feel like I was completely failing at this. That’s a big part of what happened with my first book blog over a year ago. Feeling that way kind of took the fun out of it for me. I’m overly critical of myself. But honestly being contacted for those posts and then you guys comments really helped me knock some sense into myself and get back on track. So thank you! 🙂
Well, I’m starting to ramble so I’ll go ahead and end this here.
I hope all of you had a great month full of books and lots of reading! ❤