July Book Haul

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I successfully only purchased 2 books this month! Both were pre-orders, so I will add them to the August Haul. After my book outlet haul last month and making a spreadsheet of how much I have actually spent on books this year… I am taking a mini break on purchases. I’m only pre-ordering books that have a really fun incentive or that are on an incredible sale.

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What I Learned in a Year of Book Blogging

book tag (10).pngSo I know tons of people have done posts like this, but I ALWAYS read them. I think we all have lovely insight and you never know when you will learn something new! These are my lessons learned, but I want to thank all of you for your help. Especially @Kal for templates and answering all of my silly questions, @Dev for helping me to understand that Instagram is actually insane, @Loretta for offering her professional design eye and explaining self-hosted and widgets, and primarily Teagan for still talking books even when the pressure of blogging AND having a life got to be too much.

So here are some things I learned in a year (actually 1 1/2, this post is late…oops):

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books That Made Me Cry

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

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Why is This on My TBR?

book tag (9).pngDo you ever look through your Goodreads list and wonder “when did I look at this book and what is it?” I feel like I do this all the time, which makes me worry that I blacked out and goodreads binged. Which seems safer than Amazon binging…

So, this is basically like a Down the TBR Rabbit Hole, except I’m trashing ALL of these. Unless someone makes a solid case for them.


Here are the books I have ZERO recollection of adding.

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Soul-ripping Romance Tag

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I was tagged by Hannah @ I Have Thoughts on Books. Thank you so much! This is going to be a rough one.

The Rules

  • Thank the person who tagged you and create a pingback to the original author – Nel at Reactionary Tales.
  • Share at least 5 (but more are welcome) romances that tugged your heart strings. They can be from books, movies, TV shows, manga; anything you can think of! They can be examples of sad tears, angry tears, happy tears or a combination of all three.
  • Nominate 5 (or more) people to share their emotional traumas
  • (Note: Try not to spoil the story for your readers in case they would like to check out these romances on their own)

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