Book Haul for April // I’ve started buying books on eBay in the middle of the night

I don’t know about you, but quarantine is getting to me and I’ve started buying books on eBay in the middle of the night. Because what else do you do after 80 days of not being around anyone but your cat? Whatever we need to cope in these wild times, I guess.

As always, I want to reiterate that you do not need to buy and own a lot of books in order to be considered a book blogger or lover. I am quite frugal with everything else so that I can buy books because I love them, but I do not ever want to make you feel bad if you cannot afford to buy books or have poor access where you live.

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Book Haul for March // Buying & Not Reading Books

March was a difficult month for pretty much everyone, and as a result of the economic status right now I have cut down on my discretionary spending. But this is my second “once in a lifetime economic crisis” of my adulthood, so I know how important it is to keep money flowing in the economy if you are able to do so. (This is why economic stimulus bills happen – they want to encourage the injection of funds into the economy.)

Thankfully I am in a better financial situation than in 2008. When non-essential stores were ordered shuttered to help flatten the curve, I wanted to place an order with my local indie to help support a place that has provided me with a lot of joy. Especially since they almost had to close a few months ago!

As always, I want to reiterate that you do not need to buy and own a lot of books in order to be considered a book blogger or lover. I am quite frugal with everything else so that I can buy books because I love them, but I do not ever want to make you feel bad if you cannot afford to buy books or have poor access where you live.

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Book Haul for February // I Kind of Behaved?

Am I the only person who struggles with how to open these kinds of posts? Because goodness, it is really tough sometimes to not sound like a broken record. “I bought books again, are we surprised?”

I am actually quite proud of myself! While I bought kind of a bunch of books, 1) the quantity isn’t that bad, and 2) I already read most of them! All of my physical haul, save one book, I read as eARCs and loved them so much that I had to buy finished copies. Since I am super behind on writing reviews, please take this post as a brief screech into the void that I recommend these books. But what am I waiting for? Let’s get into the haul!

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LitJoy Crate Unboxing: Once Upon a Retelling (Feb 2020)

Welcome to a LitJoy Crate unboxing, friends! I don’t regularly subscribe to book boxes and have some rather conflicting thoughts about how much I adore them (would you want a discussion post on this?), but I am known to grab an occasional crate now and then when the theme tickles my fancy.


The February 2020 theme definitely tickled my fancy. Once Upon a Retelling! I can’t get enough of retellings and was fairly confident I knew what the book was, so I ordered a crate.

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January Book Haul // Oops, I Did It Again

It’s time for another late haul! January saw a lot of books added to my shelves, much to my chagrin. What’s worse is that I read very little in February to make up for it. So many books, not enough time!

As always, I want to reiterate that you do not need to buy and own a lot of books in order to be considered a book blogger or lover. I am quite frugal with everything else so that I can buy books because I love them, but I do not ever want to make you feel bad if you cannot afford to buy books or have poor access where you live.

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