February 2019 Book Haul // the month I succumbed to retail therapy

While January was the month of self control, February was kind of the month of Treat Yo Self. Work stress and depression meant that I was adding books into my Barnes & Noble cart a lot more frequently than normal… oops. The good (?) thing is that most of my spending was in pre-orders for books not coming out yet, but the bad news is that Future Kaleena has to remember to have money in the bank for when they ship!

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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December Book Haul // Self Control win?

I still cannot believe that December’s come and gone and we are more than one week into 2019! After my going overboard during Black Friday sales in November (and thankfully not many anticipated releases for December), this haul is significantly smaller and consisting mostly of previously released titles that I hadn’t picked up yet. In 2019 I want to focus on my owned TBR and am hoping to schedule a couple buddy reads a month to keep my reading more balanced between backlist and frontlist. Expect a post on this very soon!

Before I get into the haul, 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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November Book Haul // I went overboard on Black Friday

I am incredibly fortunate to finally be in the financial position to build the personal library that I’ve dreamed of since I was a little girl… and I definitely went a little overboard in November. Before I get into the haul, I do 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 just fortunate to be at a place in my life that I can afford to spend money on books. I am quite frugal with everything else so that I can buy them!

The majority of these books I got on BookOutlet for incredibly cheap, which stretches the money I set aside for books further. YAY! But since I have no self control I now have Book Outlet and Book Depository blocked via a Chrome extension, haha. But without further adieu, let’s see what I added to my shelves in November!

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October Book Haul

It’s almost December and of course that means that it is the perfect time to look at the books I added to my collection in October. I will be honest and I’ve been hesitant to post this haul (hence it being posted at the end of November). I don’t want to give the impression that you need to buy and own a lot of books in order to be considered a book blogger or lover; I am just fortunate to be at a place in my life that I can afford to spend money on books. I am quite frugal with everything else so that I can buy them!

The majority of these books I got on BookOutlet for incredibly cheap, which stretches the money I set aside for books further. I am working on a post for finding bookish deals, but it will be awhile as I am looking for more international resources before posting it. But without further adieu, let’s see what I added to my shelves in October!

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September Book Haul 2018

You may be thinking to yourself, “Kaleena is doing a book haul post? Isn’t she a paragon of self control and on a book ban?” You’re not wrong, but this is also me calling myself out. I, uh, went a little overboard with book buying in September and the book ban has ended because I think it has made my book buying addiction stronger. Expect a discussion post on this topic sometime in the near future.

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you the lovely books that I’ve added to my TBR Tower of DOOM! Most of these I am proud to say are on my TBR for October because I am mood reading and most of these are spooky reads. Huzzah! Continue reading

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