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May Book Haul || The Month Where Kindle Deals Were My Downfall

I swore to myself that May’s haul was gonna be a real small one. At the end of April I said to myself: “sam–you got a crap ton of ARCs to read. Don’t get any books“. At the time my inner self was all kinds of game for the plan of action; and we were cruising down the nopeville of book buying land. But then I kicked the reading slump’s ass…

And that is when it happened.

CaptureI swear it was like the universe conspired against me and made all of my favorites that I’ve read before but didn’t own go on sale! AND THEN, almost every single book that I had on my “want to get but probably shouldn’t cause wow bills” shelf WENT ON DUCKING SALE TOO. You know the worst part about Kindle sales? You never truly realize how much you spend and how much they add up, because you can’t add the e-books to a cart–you can only one-click them.

So in the end, you are seeing these deals for $2.99 USD and lower and your like “oh shit that’s a snag! I gotta get this!” with the intention of only spending 10 maybe 15 bucks on these sales; but by the time you come out of the book sale coma–consciousness returns to you as your kindle rejoices in it’s new friends. But by that time, you see the damage you did to your credit card that you just paid off and…

Yup…That is where I am at now.

So grab some popcorn and take a look at what I did in my kindle deal haze.

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 bookbub.com, 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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Mini-Reviews Monday #9

Mini-Reviews Monday is a monthly series in which I attempt to get caught up on reviews in bulk. These reviews are a highlight reel instead of an in-depth look into my time reading these novels. If you would like an in-depth version of my review, let me know in the comments!

Once Upon a Bad Boy (Sometimes in Love, #3)Once Upon A Bad Boy by Melonie Johnson

Genres: Romance
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: June 25th 2019
Source: Netgalley
Format: eARC
Rating: fangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstars

I am honestly shocked that I enjoyed this one when the others in this series was a doozy for me. Once Upon A Bad Boy is a cute summer feeling second chance romance that had me feeling all the things. I really enjoyed our main characters and the chemistry between them wasn’t only steamy and intense but also believable and natural. Bo and Sadie are probably without a doubt my favorite couple from this series and I wouldn’t mind reading more from these two! There were some issues that I had in regards to dialogue near the end that felt forced/rushed which is why I knocked a few stars off as it pulled me out of the story on several occasions; but overall I really enjoyed myself with this one!

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The Witch’s Touch by Rosie Wylor-Owen [REVIEW]

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The Witch's TouchGenres: Speculative Fiction, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: March 22nd 2018
Source: Author
Format: Pdf
Rating: fangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstars

Criminals are going missing. Felons or not, Detective Meeks is duty-bound to find them, with little to go on but a suspicious encounter between the latest missing person and a local business owner. As the case unravels, Meeks struggles to make sense of a world he thought he understood. Yet this twist of fate could be his chance to truly making a difference to the community he holds dear. 

Amanda Solanke is used to making waves, but never with the police. The last person to see the latest missing criminal, she is dragged to the heart of a police investigation. A small business owner in the eyes of the community, behind closed doors Amanda and her partner Leona guard a magical secret. The closer they are watched, the closer Amanda and Leona come to facing the ultimate danger: exposure.

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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.
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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 bookbub.com, 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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