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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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May Wrap Up

I KICKED READINGS SLUMPS ASS.

This last month I said screw you to my reading slump and read all the things, and I actually enjoyed almost if not all of them?! WHO EVEN AM I?! I know, A bad-ass reader who doesn’t take no shit unless its from unicorns!

May was a truly an eye opener month, I realized a lot of things both personally and here on the blog that really pushed me to make a change (my post: Gaining Perspective.), and those changes have really helped and benefited me a lot. I’m not stressing as much as before, and I am actually enjoying reading again–which by itself is a miracle.

A time has been had.

But other than that, May has been chalk full of some great storytelling; so grab some popcorn, get a snuggly blanket, maybe even some lemonade for summer purposes, and check out all the things I consumed for the last 31 days!

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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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April Wrap Up

ENDGAME HAPPENED. AND I AM STILL NOT OKAY. 

This is what Post Endgame life is like…and I am not sure how I feel about it. April was a crazy month for me, both Blog wise and personally. In the month of April, my partner in crime and I kicked off our first event of the year for Bookend Events (Bookending Spring) which I am still waddling through all your terrific posts and hosts prompts! The event was amazing and even though we had a few hiccups and bumps along the way, I like to think it was a major success! Thank you to all who participated in this whether as a host or as a general participant– YOU guys made it to be this amazing experience and I am eternally thankful! If you didn’t get a chance to participate this time around, DON’T WORRY! We have our next event in the works with more details to come! Keep an eye out over on Clo’s blog (Book Dragons) and the events Twitter page (@bookend_events) for all the details! Continue reading “April Wrap Up”