Book Haul #59: We’re in 2020 Now For Sure

Big books, tiny books, cute books, and audio books.

Oh yeah, and comics too. 🙂

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Let’s Rewind: January 2020

Okay, so January. Right.

The year got off on a slow, shaky start, but I think I’m good now.

Let’s Rewind is my version of a monthly wrap up but instead of talking about only books, I include all types of other stuff, like articles… bookish news… commercials… random-ass links… movies… art… podcasts… cartoons… and whatever else happened to me in the month. You know, the usual stuff that people talk about in monthly wrap ups. So read on to see what I did and read this month. You might stumble upon something that interests you.


Yo, January was kinda rough. In my blogging life, it wasn’t bad because most of my posts were reflections on the previous year, and I love writing those. I had fun blogging, although I felt a little guilty that my reviews queue was piling up. My reading life, however, got off on a slow start. I spent the first couple weeks of January not reading anything and DNF’ing what I did start, but thank the bookish gods for audiobooks because they got me out of my slow funk and got my reading momentum going.

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Wanderlust Book Tag

When in doubt, do a book tag.
When unprepared, do a book tag. 😀

I have a bunch of posts planned that I’m working on, but none are ready yet so….here’s the Wanderlust Book Tag!!

The tag was created by Alexandra who’s Reading by Starlight. I got lucky and was tagged by the Orangutan Librarian (grazie!).

Secrets and lies: a book set in a sleepy small town

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

This novel is a favorite. It’s about the Waverley sisters who were estranged until the beginning of this story when the younger sister returns home with a child. The Waverleys are a quirky bunch who live in a small southern town filled with eccentric characters. It’s said that the plants in the Waverleys’ garden are unique and that they have an apple tree that bears fruit that foretells one’s future.

This story was a quick, fun read. I loved the story, the characters, and the writing. I look forward to trying more by this author.

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Bookish Heavenly Virtues | Book Tag

Aaand here’s the Bookish Heavenly Virtues Tag, which was created by Ola and Piotrek over at Re-enactment of the World. The duo created the tag to correspond with the Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag, which was created by a booktuber called BookishlyMalyza who seems to have stopped vlogging.

I did the Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag a while back and paired it with cute illustrations of cats representing the different sins. Check it out here!

Chastity: Which author/book/series do you wish you had never read?

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Many people like it. I don’t. I could have done without it, but instead I gave into the hype and tried it. I don’t think it’s as great as everyone says it is.

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Book Haul #58: From Old Year to New

Umm…so it’s been a while since I’ve done a book haul and I hadn’t even noticed. Of course that doesn’t mean that I stopped buying books (if only). I’ve just been busy the past couple months and didn’t have time to post my book hauls (or anything else) on Instagram, which is what I use to alert myself to do a book haul on here. Smh, I’m behind on so many things.

So this might seem like a large haul (kinda), but it’s only because I hadn’t posted one of these since October.

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Characters of the Year Book Tag | 2019

I’ve decided to do this tag every year in addition to the roundup review of the books I read in the previous year. Characters need some love too and sometimes they stick with me longer than the story.

I believe this tag was created by Amanda, A Brighter Shade of Hope, at least that’s what I said in my previous posts of this tag; but Amanda’s tag link no longer works. Maybe it was taken down. I mention all this because I like to credit those who create the tags, and I really think she created this one.

Favorite male character of the year

Fitz

It’s Fitz from Robin Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings epic fantasy series, which I completed in 2019. Fitz impressed me and ended up ripping my heart out in the last book, Assassin’s Fate. Oh my gosh! He has done and sacrificed so much for his family and kingdom…. I wasn’t happy with his fate by end of this book, but… I miss him so much. I wish there were more books (although the series is 16 books long and took me and Emily about 4 years to complete).

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