Book Haul #35: Am I going monthly now?

I have another large book haul!! 😀

There are two reasons for this:

  1. It seems that I’m doing these monthly now…maybe. I keep forgetting to post book hauls, which is weird because it’s one of my favorite type of post.
  2. And because I ran out of shelf space, I’ve started to purchase e-books. I’m also subscribed to newsletters that send me e-book deals everyday and because the prices for those deals are so low, I automatically hit the “buy” button whenever I see them.

Warm weather also has a lot to do with large purchase too, I think. I’m happier in spring/summer and I think I buy more books then.

Anyway, enough excuses! Here’s what I bought.

Physical books

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Weekend Reads #73: How I Organize My Blog

Weekend Reads is a weekly post in which I discuss a variety of topics and mention the books I plan to read on the weekend.

I’m behind on everything in life at the moment. My tag-filled week (last week) did not go as planned because I’m in the midst of changing jobs and for some reason, my crazy butt thinks I must catch up on everything at my old job before leaving for the new one. Smh. No one does that!

I’m trying to chill and take it easy, but I think I went overboard on that goal this weekend and did almost nothing. I was so chill that I almost forgot about Father’s Day. Btw, shout out to all the dads. I got my dad a pint of ice cream because I know that’s his weakness.

Anyway, I have a whole week off before starting the new gig so I’ll try to catch up on posts, beginning with this late Weekend Reads post.

For this weekend, I once again checked the Book Blogger Hop for a topic. The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly book discussion meme created by Jennifer at Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and now managed by Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.

This week’s question was submitted by Elizabeth at Silver’s Reviews:

How do you organize your blog in terms of what is in your side bar? Do you have categories and defined sections in your side bar?

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Fandom Book Tag, Pt. 1

Soo… I wanted to focus on tags I was tagged for but when I looked at my long list of book tags, I realized that I failed to mark which ones I was tagged for. Oh well. I’ll just do them all at random.

I found the Fandom Book Tag over on My Tiny Obsessions and stowed it away to do one day (today!). I think I was more attracted to how Cristina formatted the post than interested in the tag itself, but it looks like fun so here I am and here it is.

The tag was created by Pia at Fangirl Fashionista. There are a lot of questions because of the many fandoms out there, so I decided to separate them into two posts.

Doctor Who: A book with a (mostly) blue cover.

Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen

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Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag

It’s book tag week!! 😀

Since I didn’t post anything yesterday, I’m doubling up today. (Good idea, me! **Pats self on back**)

My plan was to focus on tags I was tagged for but then I remember seeing this book tag over on Books and Drinks and immediately wanted to do it, mostly because I want to show off the cute illustrations of cats (not part of the tag but it was included in the post on Books and Drinks).

My eyes immediately zoomed to the illustrations when I saw the post. I googled them and learned from this Bored Panda post that they were created by game designer and illustrator Marija Tiurina, who teamed up with NeonMob, a platform for digital artists and collectors, to portray the seven deadly sins with cats.

After looking at the Bored Panda post, I went off on a tangent by visiting Tiurina’s website to look at more of her illustrations. I really like her style. It’s cartoony, but they are all sweet, cute, and fun, even the ones that have a sinister tone.

Anyway, I’m not here to discuss Tiurina’s art (though I’m tempted to do a post on her and her illustrations), so onward with the tag!

GREED: What is the most expensive book that you own? What is the least expensive book that you own?

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Anything but Books Tag

It’s about to be a book tag-filled week.

I’m pretty busy and am not in the mood to do any of the reviews I have planned, so I’ll do something fun instead, which means inundating my blog with tags everyday this week.

Positive perks: I’ll get caught up on things I’m tagged for.

Negative perks: I’ll annoy someone with all these tags because I might repeat books in a few. Oh well.

I’ll kick off tag week with the Anything But Books Tag, which was created by booktuber ReadorRot. I was tagged by the awesome Emily at Embuhlee liest, my buddy-reader in all things Robin Hobb.

Name a cartoon(s) that you love.

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Weekend Reads #72: Busy and Tired

Weekend Reads is a weekly post in which I discuss a variety of topics and mention the books I plan to read on the weekend.

This post was inspired by Sara Letourneau’s recent Thursday Thoughtfulness post, which asked:

What are your favorite ways of “recharging your batteries”? Do you think that rest, relaxation, and other forms of mindfulness are important parts of everyday life? Why or why not?

Good timing, Sara. This was exactly what I intended to talk about.

My blogging — posting and interacting with other bloggers — have been spotty lately because I’ve been busy and by the time I sit down to write, I’m either tired or not in the mood. Often, this means that I need to recharge. It means that I’m overtaxed in some way, either working too much at my job or socializing too much in my life, which is fun but leaves me drained afterward.

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Spring Cleaning Book Tag

I’d really like to do some spring clean but, ugh! I can’t work up the energy. Instead, I’ll do the Spring Cleaning Book Tag, which I found on Dragons & Zombies. It was created by booktuber Jen @ Book Syrup.

The struggle of getting started: a book/book series that you have struggled to begin because of its size.

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

Well, this is more a struggle to continue rather than to begin. I started reading this high-fantasy series, which is composed of 13 thick books, back in 2013, but by the fifth book, I was too annoyed with Jordan’s writing to continue and took a break from it, which led to me giving up. Thanks to audio books, my interest in it has been renewed and now I look forward to continuing the series after refreshing my memory of those I’ve already read.

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