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Cold Summer by Gwen Cole

Cold Summer by Gwen Cole

Cold Summer by Gwen Cole published: May 2nd, 2017 by Sky Pony Press purchase: Amazon rating: ★★★★★ Today, he’s a high school dropout with no future. Tomorrow, he’s a soldier in World War II. Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn’t […]

Blogging, BookTube & Bookstagram Oh My!

Blogging, BookTube & Bookstagram Oh My!

I started blogging years ago. I blogged about recipes, products, things I was doing day to day, sorority stuff, college stuff, but there was always the common thread of books. It’s been so long that I have no idea where I began blogging, but I […]

The Book Buying Ban

The Book Buying Ban

It’s official. I am on a book buying ban. I never thought I would speak those words but here we are. If you follow me on Instagram or YouTube then you have witnessed the massive amount of books I have been buying. Not all of them have been full price, but regardless of the cost I’ve been piling handfuls of books onto my shelves and TBR with no end in sight. After hauling 30+ books in June (see that post here) I decided I needed to actually read some of my books before buying anymore. Plus as a private school teacher on break for the summer I won’t receive my next paycheck until the end of September.

This ban does not mean zero books, although I do hope that it means drastically less. I will not be purchasing any. I have already received 7 books this month. One from Fernweh Fiction (read all about that here), 3 from publishers, and 3 from a friend kind enough to send me some ARC’s from the annual conference for the American Librarians Association. Never fear there will be books. I will also be adding books to my wish list. The ban is in effect from July 2017 until sometime at the end of September/beginning of October 2017. Hopefully I can reduce my TBR, re-organize my bookshelves and maybe even unhaul some books that have been sitting around for far too long.

Have you ever gone on a book buying ban? Tell me all about it!
June 2017 Reading Wrap Up

June 2017 Reading Wrap Up

I typically do not plan monthly TBR’s because they never work out. June was no different really so let’s just jump into what I actually ended up reading (ignoring the books I have listed as currently reading on Goodreads). There are some contenders for best books […]

June 2017 Fernweh Fiction | Cambridgeshire

June 2017 Fernweh Fiction | Cambridgeshire

Fernweh Fiction is a monthly subscription box  inspired by the Travelling Reader’s trips around England. They pick a book set somewhere in England, travel to the place where the book is set, gather locally crafted, book-related or place-related products, then parcel it all up for you so that you can take a captivating […]