It’s official – I’m giving up

Have you ever reached a point where you realize that the goal you set for yourself wasn’t coming close to what you expected? That’s where I’m at. I set a goal, with specific dates, and I’ve failed – TWICE!! So I have to officially announce that, because of my inability to keep up with my own goals, I will be giving up on my book buying ban…..

Oh, you thought I was going to say that I’m giving up on the blog? Silly person you! LOL

I set a very specific goal back in June that I wasn’t going to be buying any books until September. But as you’ve read above, that didn’t quite work out. Back in June I broke my goal when I bought two 20th anniversary editions of Harry Potter. It’s a good thing I did because shortly after I bought them the store sold out! Blessing in disguise. So this is what happened this month:

July 17 book haul

After seeing the cover of My Best Friends Exorcism I knew there was no way I could walk out of the store without that book in my hands. Then I thought, why stop at just one? I’ve already read My Best Friends Exorcism and Eliza and her Monsters (Click to see the review) My Lady Jane is one that I heard of when it came out and didn’t think I would enjoy it. But since then it’s been getting consistent hype and all the reviews are good so I thought I would give it a shot.

The top 3 books are ARC’s. I talked about Invictus and Fireblood (Both from The Hachette Book Group Canada/Little Brown) in my quick Book Launch post. It’s killing me having to wait until closer to the release of these books to get to them. But it will be happening in just a few weeks!!!!

The top one, Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga, is one that I got last month and forgot to haul! This is the first book that I’ve gotten from Harper Collins Canada!!! I was so excited to start working with them as they are a publishing company i’ve adored since childhood. But timing my requests has been off for the last few months and they offered to send me this one. I read My Heart and Other Black Holes last year and loved it way more than I expected! Her writing style was so emotional. As soon as I found out that she had written another one I was so excited! This one isn’t released until November so I’ll be waiting a while to review it.

I tried to keep to my book buying ban but let’s just say that the power of books was too strong (or my own will power is just too weak!) and honestly, I regret nothing! So there it is – I give up!

Until next time, happy reading!

34 Comments Add yours

  1. awesome attitude 🙂 can’t help it with book… totally understand.

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  2. J.W. Martin says:

    Book buying bans are silly. Everyone needs a hobby to spend their money on. Books are a lot better than gambling, drugs, or furry animal costumes!

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    1. How do you know I don’t have a closet of furry animal costumes??

      Ok I don’t lol. And you make a valid point!

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  3. You scared me for a second! 😨 Thank goodness you’re not giving up blogging!!

    I don’t do book buying bans because I know I’ll end up buying the books eventually so what is the difference if I buy them now or in a month from now?

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    1. That’s my thought process. If I don’t get them now then I’ll end up attempting to buy them all at once because I still want them! If I don’t ban myself and just get a couple here and there it will be less of a shock to the wallet 😂

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  4. kyera says:

    I was concerned, but I fully support the purchase of books.

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  5. Hahahaha! I gave up on this too. I’ve accepted that I’m never going to stick to a book buying ban ever. 😁 So I support this decision!

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    1. That totally sounds like a presidential campaign thing – “I support this decision” 😂

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      1. Hahaha. I’m running for book blogging president!

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        1. Why can’t we post pictures as replies? This is a prime opportunity for a “Vote for Pedro” gif and it’s being wasted! 😭😢😭😢😭

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          1. Oh my gosh, memes and gifs for replies would be amazing! And HAHAHA. That would be perfect!

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  6. Justine says:

    I DID THINK YOU WERE GIVING UP ON THE BLOG I WAS SO UPSET. Now that that’s out of the way, I’ll read the rest of your post 🤣

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    1. Hahahahhaha sorry for the heart attack!

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  7. Oh jeez you scared me for a second! I’m glad you’re not giving up on your blog haha!! But I totally get the book buying ban thing! At the beginning of each month I tell myself not to buy any books — but I fail miserably! And omg I’ve been eyeing that Jasmine Warga book! Can’t wait to hear what you think of it 😊

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    1. Lol so glad it’s not just me!! I have high hopes for the Jasmine Warga book. I really like her writing. But November is so far away!! 😭

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  8. Oh man this is a great haul! I so badly want to read My Best Friend’s Exorcism!

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    1. Oh I hope you get the chance to get to it soon. I can’t say enough good things about it!!

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  9. Hahaha I find bookworms seldom keep to their book buying bans… It’s just not doable! So why bother? Just buy the gorgeous books already XD (nice collection, by the way!! *_* )

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    1. Thanks! And no. It’s not possible. So why do we try?!

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      1. We take pleasure in our own suffering xD

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  10. Joel Henry says:

    My wife has the same book buying affliction. That and my incessant need to spoil her makes book buying bans impossible.

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    1. Awe good job! Talk to my husband please??! 😂

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  11. I relate to this post so much! I tried to go on a book buying ban once and failed so miserably that I just gave up on ever trying it again. I decided there are way worse things I could be spending my money on, lol.

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    1. That’s exactly it. I could be spending it on shoes or clothes like a normal girl would but I don’t care about those things at all. Building my own library is far more important!

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  12. L.E. Hunt says:

    You had me for a sec XD
    When I was in elementary, my mom had to threaten me because I came home with two books from the library every day and read both of them before doing homework

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    1. Lol that’s too funny! Reading is like homework right?

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      1. L.E. Hunt says:

        I’m an honors student but I had the lowest homework grades in the class XD I still don’t have my priorities straight… or do I? Maybe we’ve escaped the Matrix…

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        1. 😂 homework is bogus anyway lol! I think you’ve got the right idea!

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  13. Andy Pines says:

    Since I bought a Star wars character encyclopedia: Updated and expanded, I have only a $50 Bill, so I will be on an anything buying ban until my birthday.

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    1. Sounds like that was an expensive purchase!! Usually anything Star Wars is expensive, especially something like that! Enjoy!

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      1. Andy Pines says:

        It was about $16 dollars.

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  14. Andy Pines says:

    Oh and by the way, I’m not a grown-up, if that’s what you thought.

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    1. I am a grown up (only technically) so I have no excuse lol! And most of the 40 year olds I know have giant Star Wars collections so this is all normal to me 🙂

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