July 2017 Book Haul

I have been trying really hard to not buy books. But the harsh reality is…that I have been completely failing at this. My husband is partially to blame, because he encouraged me to buy whatever books I wanted last time Chapters had a big sale and extra point event. The other person to blame is myself, because I just can’t walk into a book store and come out empty handed.

Over the course of the month I bought books online and also in store. First up, are my online purchase. Though I technically ordered these books in June, they did not arrive until July. In this order, I got Volumes 4 to 8 of A Bride’s Story. These books I read as soon as they arrived and I really enjoyed them.

At the end of the month, we ended up traveling to Sudbury for a short vacation. The main purpose of the trip was to visit the science center, which the boy absolutely loves. Of course, we weren’t allowed to leave the city until we visited my favorite used book store there, Bay Used Books. I only visit this store once a year, so I tend to walk out with quite a few books, and this trip was no exception. We also ended up going to Chapters (twice), and there I bought a few more books – mostly manga, because their manga section was huge. I wanted to buy so many more volumes of manga but tried to restrict myself (mostly because my wallet couldn’t handle a full on manag shopping spree). So, a whopping twenty-eight books came home with me on this trip.

In total, I ended up buying thirty-three books this month, which is honestly a lot. But like I said, it was a once a year opportunity for the most part, so I had to make it count.

May & June 2017 Book Haul

Yup, I bought books again. In fact, I bought quite a few over this two month period. In my defense, I hadn’t planned on buying any books in May, but then my husband was going hiking for a week and to make it up to me he told me to buy whatever I wanted – so naturally I ordered a number of books. Then came June, my birthday month, and I went a bit book crazy buying myself books because of that. It didn’t help that Chapters had some good deals during this time as well.

In May, I ended up buying a total of seven books, which I also read during that month. On top of this, I bought the Marko and Alana figures because I have really enjoyed the Saga series and wanted to add them to my shelf.

In June I ended up with eleven books coming into the house. It’s a lot of books, but on the upside, I read half of them during the month as well, so at least they aren’t just being added to my ever expanding (and often greatly ignored) TBR.

So between the two months, I bought eighteen books and read a majority of them. I would say that I don’t plan on buying anything in July, but that would be a big old lie because I have some orders arriving during that month, but I will try to keep my spending under control (hopefully) so my bank account can recover.