September Haul!

I love that I start off every month with really great intentions, yet I epically fail.  I img_5453told myself at the end of August that I was going to only buy Empire of Storms in September, and then use the rest of the month to catch up on books that I have bought only to stack by my bedside.

The most obnoxious thing about this haul too, is that most of the books I bought for full price from Barnes & Noble.  No Book Outlet books, or discounted Amazon books, just membership priced books from B&N.  But when B&N sends you an email that says “DOUBLE DISCOUNT WEEKEND FOR MEMBERS” you go.  And you go all four of those days too.  (I am ashamed.) (Kind-of.)

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September Wrap Up!

Considering how much Empire of Storms destroyed my life, I had a really good reading month in September!  I read six books, and listened to one, which is above average for me.  I think after I finished EoS, I just kept grabbing books, trying to devour everything in sight to erase/drown my feelings in.  (For the record, this certainly increased my reading count in September, but was not successful in erasing the feelings).

I even managed to review 5 of the 6 books I read, so the full posts are linked if you are interested!

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Three Dark Crowns

Kendare Blake

Published September 20th, 2016 by HarperTeen 

Three Dark Crowns #1

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When my sister and I went to BookCon back in May of this year, we played a Plinko game at the Epic Reads booth to win ARCs!  I got something that i couldn’t have been less interested in (I am/was so uninterested that I cannot for the life of me remember what I even won), and my sister scored a copy of Three Dark Crowns – and refused to trade.

 *insert grouchy face here*

But the great news is that Three Dark Crowns was the book that was included in the September OwlCrate, so I didn’t have to even leave my apartment to get my hands on it! (I mean, except to walk to the apartment office, but that doesn’t count).  Obviously, this was one of my more anticipated reads of the year since I have coveted this book since May, so, I discarded my usual habit of tossing subscription box books into my TBR pile to ‘await their turn’, and immediately started reading. Continue reading “Three Dark Crowns”

The Booksta Mentality: Candle Edition!

photo-sep-13-09-35-47I have been a part of #bookstagram since April of this year, and for being a relative newbie, have noticed that there are some general themes of the book community that deserve a closer look.  I thought it would be interesting to informally analyze the “mob mentality” of bookstagram (and other bookish social media outlets) from a hopefully unbiased point of view; thus my new series The Booksta Mentality was born!  There are going to be several things that I want to open for discussion over the course of a few months, but first and foremost: let’s talk candles.

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