“Quick! The Library is Closing!”…aka the Shelter Down Library Haul

Hi everyone! Let me start by saying that I hope you all are taking care of yourselves as best as you can. What crazy, unsteady times we are in, eh? Fortunately I live in  a county where our numbers are relatively low but just like everyone else, we are still vigilant. For ten days now, my local library has been closed. On a complete whim, I happened to stop in the day before the doors closed to pick up a couple of books for my grandmother and ended up grabbing an armful of books at random for myself. I wish I would have had time to plan out TBR’s for read-a-thons and just mood reading in general but it was literally grab and go! So here is my quick stack library haul of physical books:

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Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Nocturna by Maya Montayne

Six of Crows & Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Broken Strings by Eric Walters

* Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

* The Handmaid’s Tale by Renee Nault, Margaret Atwood

Have you experienced similar library closings in your area? Did you make a mad dash as well? What is on your TBR for shelter in place? Let me know if you have recommendations on what to read first!

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July Wrap-Up + August Goals

Hello, bibliophiles! Is it just me, or did August sneak up on us? I was on track and conscious at the beginning of July and then everything just started to blur. I have no idea what happened. Now all of a sudden its almost a week into August! Whaaa?? I must have done some reading though, because I have some things to share! Let me get to it…

– Books Read –

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue … 7/2/19 … ★★★★☆
The Kingdom … 7/7/19 … ★★★★☆
Hotel Dare … 7/9/19 … ★★★☆☆
Great Balls of Fury … 7/10/19 … ★★★★☆
The Silent Patient … 7/13/19 … ★★★★☆
Little Women … 7/16/19 … ★★★★☆
Dry … 7/27/19 … ★★★★☆
On The Come Up … 7/28/19 … ★★★★☆

– Books Hauled –

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Sorcery of Thorns
Spin the Dawn
Hello Girls
Barnes & Noble/Amazon
Wilder Girls
Community Buys/Trades
Shadow of the Fox
The Storm Crow
Digital Buys
Ink and Bone
Six of Crows

So that was my July! I feel pretty good about basically reading and hauling the same number of books. Plus, 8-9 is a good number for me! I have been at about 6 books for the past few months so I’m up a bit! I’d like to keep it here. I’m getting back into writing in my book planner (slowly but surely) and I’m working on the Magical Readathon too! I will have my N.E.W.T. TBR post up really soon….hopefully this weekend!

How many books did you read last month? What did you haul in July?


June Wrap-up, July Goals

Holy guacamole, we’re over halfway through the year! So I have bought a ton of books but have read (according to my Goodreads counter) less than I should have by this point in time. I have also blogged a little less than I have wanted to. But, on the plus side, I have done pretty well with my book sleeve business and that has kept me busy. We have had a couple bulk orders come in and that has helped, and my husband and I have been “house hunting” so that has been taking up time in addition to working overtime all year so far. WOW!!! So that’s where life has been personally. Let’s get to the books!

– Books Read –

These Witches Don’t Burn …. 6/3/19 …. ★★★☆☆
Mockingjay (reread) …. 6/10/19 …. ★★★★★
Hot Dog Girl …. 6/14/19 …. ★★★★☆
To Kill a Kingdom …. 6/21/19 …. ★★★★☆

– Books Hauled –

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We Hunt the Flame
Barnes & Noble:

The Princess and the Fangirl
The Beholder
Community Buys/Trades:
Carry On
Digital Buys:
A Curse So Dark and Lonely

And that’s all, folks! I am hoping this month I can get back on track for blogging (get more reviews up and have more structure in general…and I’m jumping in on the BookEnding Summer event with some awesome people!) as well as maybe play a bit of catch up reading-wise. Overtime at work is almost over so maybe I’ll get some free time back! That would be amazing. All that’s left is finishing up my bulk orders! Until next time….happy reading y’all!