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A-Z Book Tag

Happy Monday Storytellers!

I am in deep into the book reading/sneak reading at work (I think my slump is going away!) so while I am reading away and dodging my boss’ eye, I thought it would be fun to give y’all a tag since it’s been a super hot minute since I’ve done one!  Thank you so much to Bex @ Becca Leighanne for tagging me in this one forever ago (hoarding is real fam)!

Grab some popcorn, get comfy, and lets do the alphabet!

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a | author you’ve read the most books from:

I actually have no clue and Goodreads sucks and removed the most read author data BUT if I sort my read shelf by author it looks like Jennifer L. Armentrout takes the cake with 34 books!

b | best sequel ever:

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April Book Haul || The Month I Went On A Ban

March’s haul was ridiculously huge and my bank account was super not happy with me due to my grabby fingers. Because of this, I forced myself to go on a book ban for the month of April. My main goal for this ban was to get back on track with my finances and to finally pay off my credit card; which is something I have been struggling to get in check for a long ass time now. However, whenever I set my mind up to do something– come hell or high water, ya girl is getting it done.

The Rules of the ban:

  • Can only buy/get books if they are free ($0.00) unless its a gift from friends/family then by all means be blessed Sam. (excluding pre-orders)
  • Ban can only be lifted once I paid off my credit card.
A snapshot of April while on and after a ban

I am pleased to announce that near the tail end of the month I did indeed complete my goal and was able to lift this ban right in time for Avengers: Endgame. Now you are probably wondering what Endgame has to do with my book haul that should be small because I was on a ban for the first 25 days. Well, shit happened in the movie and I was an emotional ball, and when Sam is an emotional ball she waddles to her closest Half Price Book Store and does a little bookish retail therapy. #sorrynotsorry

As always, before I get into the bounty of which my kindle and shelves cry out to in joy, let me preface this with I am a super frugal and hella cheap person. Most–if not all– of my purchases were deals from, amazon, audible, etc. which amounted to many of them being free, as well as through my carefully thought out monthly book budget as I have placed reading and supporting authors and the arts a priority when planning my personal finances. With that being said, take a look at my walk of shamelessness.

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Bookish, New Releases

Hot Off The Press! New Releases #1

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Hot Off The Press is a new series on Fictionally Sam where we promote new releases and give them a nice big happy release day shout out! Each novel promoted either has been released the day the post has gone up or within the gap between posts. If there are any books missing, let everyone know in the comments!

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Top Secret by [Bowen, Sarina, Kennedy, Elle]The Bride Test by [Hoang, Helen]Dance With Me (With Me In Seattle Book 12) by [Proby, Kristen]Beautiful Ever After: Beautiful Illusions Duet Book 2 by [Cates, Georgia]Code Name: Genesis (Jameson Force Security Book 1) by [Bennett, Sawyer]Things We Never Said: A Hart's Boardwalk Novel by [Young, Samantha]That Second Chance (Getting Lucky Book 1) by [Quinn, Meghan]Eli's Triumph: A Reapers MC Novella by [Wylde, Joanna]

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500 Followers Giveaway WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

At the beginning of April I hit a milestone here on Fictionally Sam–one that I didn’t think I would ever hit…

In celebration of hitting that milestone here on the blog, I decided to do what I thought was the best way to give back to y’all and say thank you– Give y’all free puzzles and a giveaway. 

Once again, thank you so much to everyone who has waddled to my neck of the woods here and deemed me cool enough to follow. You make my day every day so thank you! If you didn’t get a chance to enter the giveaway please know I still have free puzzles made by me inspired by different books and genres that you can print and play with at any time you want!

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And finally, the moment most of you have probably been waiting for–the winner of the 500 follower giveaway is…


Nicoline @ Bookish Stuff

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Congratulations Nicoline! Please check your email you provided for all the details to claim your book! Please note that if you don’t respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen. And thank you to everyone who entered! I’ll most likely be doing another giveaway soon (because I have way to much fun with them) So keep a look out for that!