October Adventure Log: a month in review

Did October come and go like a fever dream for anyone else? I am so disappointed because I feel like I didn’t get to experience Spooky Season to its fullest potential.

The weather is finally beginning to cool a bit here in Southern California though, and the last week of October finally felt like Fall. It’s a shame that palm trees don’t change leaves, though!

But with a new month, it’s time to wrap-up everything October! My post format has changed a bit this month, so read on to hear all about what I read and hauled, and much more!

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A September Book Haul // the month I behaved

Another month has come and gone, and it’s time for another book haul to see what I added to my bookshelves in September! Thanks to money being tight these days, I have reigned in my book spending quite a bit. Most of the books I got in September were pre-orders that I paid for 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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A Giant Book Haul for Quarantine May-August & Unhauling some books

Long time no see, friends! My hiatus has extended further than anticipated, but the pile of new books has gotten so precarious that it’s time for me to get a book haul up. And everyone loves a good book haul! Plus, maybe this will motivate me to write the handful of reviews I’ve got backlogged… but considering this post took five days to write, I might need more time.

This haul is brought to you by series that began last year with sequels! Seriously… and because I have the memory of a goldfish and need to re-read everything, it will take some time to read all of these. *sobs*

I’m also selling some books I didn’t enjoy as much as I’d hoped. Since most of these are beloved books or signed, figured I’d include the unhaul at the bottom of this post.

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 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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