Mid May – June haul
- Owlcrate March “Sailors, Ships, & Seas” box (bought leftover box for $15!)
- Fairyloot June “Elementalists” box
- Nerdy Post SJM box
- Nox to Lumos Candle Co: Hogwarts Castle, Smaug, #bookstagram, Draco
- Happy Piranha: Potions Class, Girl on Fire, Wing Leader
- Nerdy Grl Designs: Sailor Moon set, Maui & Moana, Hades, Gamora, Blue & Ronan, Octavia Blake, & Niffler magnetic bookmarks; 3 regular sized bookmarks
From the publisher
- Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff (EEEEEE!!!) – for review
Promo items (Instagram)
- The Last of the Firedrakes & The Rise of the Dawnstar by Farah Oomerbhoy with candle, notebook, bath bomb, pens, buttons, mini book charms, & bookmarks
- Girls Made of Snow & Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
- The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night with Glanagerie bottle
- Enchanted Book Box “Bookstafame” box
- Fox & Wit SJM booktionary box
- Once Upon a Book Club box
- Across the Universe by Beth Revis (original hardcover) – from @biblio.phile as an early birthday present – THANK YOU HOPE!!! <3
- A Million Junes by Emily Henry (from a won BoTM sub)
Fox & Wit box and Girls Made of Snow and Glass were duplicated from the previous month’s haul. Oops!
- Fairyloot July “Tricksters” box
- Damask skull book sleeve from MyBookZleeves
- Various temporary tattoos from Bookmark’d Tattoos
- LemonCakes Candle Co: Ley Lines, Potions Class, Herbology Class, Divination Class, Mad as Her Master
- Nevernight & Godsgrave bookmarks & art print from Sip & Read
- Nevernight bookmarks from Read & Wonder
- White brick backdrop from Mini Backdrops (not pictured)
- BiblioFlames candles: Akiva, Bertie Botts, A Flick & A Swish, Daemon Black, Raven King, Witchcraft & Wizardry, Bibliomania & bookmarks
- Deathly Hallows pillow from Katie’s Society6 shop (@readerrewind)
- Sugar scrubs from Bookish Sugar Scrubs: Jessi, Novel Heartbeat, & Candle Wizard
THANK YOU KATIE AND MADDIE!! You guys are the best!! <333
- AIDAN candle by Meraki – THANK YOU AGAIN HOPE!!
- Flame candle by Meraki from Fairyloot
- A Cat With a Grin & Niffler from @candleschezmelodie on Instagram (thanks for the trade Melodie!)
- The Burrow & The Trees Speak Latin from Fictional Flames (thanks for the trade Mel!)
August haul so far
- Strange the Dreamer pillowcase from Shelflove Crate
- Jack Skellington Mug (Meijer)
- A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (recommended by Miranda @biblioflames!)
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – I actually bought this by accident because apparently I forgot to return it to the library and they charged me for it. Oops…
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (special edition)
- Halloween Town from Geeky Girl Scents
- Novelly Yours candles: Reaction set (OMG, LOL, WTF, IDK), Manibus, Henrietta, Broomstick Bar, Cliffhanger
Epic Book Outlet haul:
- Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
- Titans by Victoria Scott
- Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman
- Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine
- Scan by Sarah Fine & Walter Jury
- One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington
- Night Speed by Chris Howard
- The Questing Road by Lyn McConchie
- Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan
- A Gathering of Shadows by Victoria Schwab (was supposed to be HB and it’s PB -___-)
- Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
- Morning Star by Pierce Brown
- The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
- Terminal by Kathy & Brendan Reichs
- Lark Rising by Sandra Waugh
- A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber
- November 9 by Colleen Hoover
- The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
- Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay
- Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
- Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
- Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
- Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
- Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
I spent right around $90 on 24 books! I cheated and ordered twice during the sale to get the discount twice since shipping was free ;)
- As Travars mirror from OwlCrate’s Wanderlust box (traded)
- First We Were IV swag & signed bookplate – won from the author! Thanks Alexandra!!
- The Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero & Fangirl tote – from Katie @readerrewind! THANK YOU AGAIN KATIE YOU’RE THE BESTEST EVAA
From the publisher
What I’ve been up to
I’ve been SO busy. It’s just perpetual business anymore. *sigh*
Guys, I’ve basically come to terms that I may never come back to blogging full time. Let’s face it, probably not at this point. (I’m pretty sure like two people will even read this anyway. At this point these recaps are just for my own records.) I’m way behind on reviews and I’m letting my obligations slip too. I just don’t have spare time anymore with a full time job and the candle shop on the side. I basically never have time to read anymore – when I do have free time I don’t have any energy or motivation for much of anything. I barely post photos on bookstagram anymore either. I can’t keep up with both bookstagram and the blog – and between the two I would choose the former =/
I’ll still post reviews from time to time, but again – mostly for my own records and to keep up with publisher stuff.
What’s in your mailbox, loverlies? Link me up!
What an awesome book haul! I’d love to hear what you think of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, personally I loved it! I also know how you feel about blogging, I’ve found that I just don’t have the time for it now days, and when I do get some free time – I never know what to post, so I end up posting book hauls constantly. Lol. Anyways, I love your blog and look forward to your posts, even though I don’t comment! Why not check out my recent posts? :) I’ve gotten some awesome books recently.
I’m super excited to read Fangirl! And yeah, it honestly sucks. It used to be such a huge part of my life and now it’s barely a passing thought :( That’s literally all I post anymore. I’m about 10 reviews behind because I got out of the habit of reviewing a book right after I read it. *sigh*
Oh nice haul!! The past few months were good to you! Sorry to hear you may leave the blogging world, but it happens. But when blogging feels like a chore it’s always best to step back. As long as you still enjoy blogging however little or lot you want to do, that’s the way to do it! Hope you enjoy your new reads among the ones you still need to read! :D
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I’m sorry there isn’t time left for your blog (or bookstagram). It’s good to hear your candle business is doing well. Have you tried audiobooks? I’m trying to do more listening while I’m working on things.
Thanks Charlie! I keep meaning to listen to audiobooks when I work, but honestly I have trouble concentrating on both things at once. Audiobooks are something I can only really do when driving or doing something mindless that I don’t need brainpower for XD
This post is such a feast for the eyes! And that Owlcrate March box is such a steal!
It was! I love that she does past box sales!
What a wonderful haul! There’s so many awesome goodies in there! I totally understand being crunched for time between all the various commitments, it’s hard.
Thanks Tara! And yeah it’s super depressing :(