New Books & Novel Discoveries (May 2023)

I feel like I actually managed to show some restraint this past month, as I only indulged myself once with buying a bunch of books at once. I’ve continued the trend of picking up books at thrift stores as well, so I’m not spending nearly as much money. I really need to be keeping that in line as much as I can. In any case, let’s just get it out of the way now that all of these books were bought second hand.

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New Books & Novel Discoveries (April 2023)

Well, it’s finally happened. Though I actually wound up buying a fair number of books this month, what I’m stuck on is the fact that I actually forgot to include a few new books last month, one of which having been a rather big deal for me. Goodness knows how I forgot about it. I almost forgot another book today too; I think I really ought to cool down on the book purchases next month. We’ll see if I actually do that.

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New Books & Novel Discoveries (March 2023)

I don’t know what happened this month, but I went absolutely nuts with buying books. At least, that’s how it feels; maybe it’s not all that much compared to some other months, but it’s certainly a lot more than normal. For the most part, these were thrift store purchases, so at least I didn’t go over the top with buying books at full price. I just happened to find myself at thrift stores with my friends a lot this month, and for some reason each time there was one or several books worth picking up. It was a little uncanny.

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New Books & Novel Discoveries (February 2023)

Once again, I find myself wracking my brain about what I’ve purchased this month. I could have sworn that some book or other had been preordered a while ago and it arrived earlier this month. Apparently that is not the case, as I’ve picked through the books lying around and found nothing. Nevertheless, it has been another rather big month, though unique at the same time, as I usually don’t buy a lot of one series at once. I guess I kept looking for anything else I might have bought because I wanted more than one thing to talk about.

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New Books & Novel Discoveries (January 2023)

It seems with the start of the new year that I wanted to make up for the past couple of light months, as I’ve acquired more books than the previous two months combined. I haven’t gone crazy with the purchasing mind you, but it’s notably more all the same. I suppose with the holidays having passed finally, I decided it was time to let go of the holiday restraint and buy a little more for myself again. I hope the new year has treated everybody well and the weather hasn’t been too miserable.

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Looking Back at 2022 & New Challenges for 2023

I’ve admittedly been very unmotivated to put this post together, though it’s actually no later than its equivalent last year. For me, 2022 was a bit of a dud as far as reading goals go. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, my freelance job has made getting reading done a lot harder, more so than I thought it would, and this was felt all throughout the year. By no means would I spurn a job I find to be worthwhile for a hobby, but it gets you down all the same.

All this being said, I’m really re-evaluating how I want to be approaching reading going forward, in a much more serious way than last year. But first, I would like to review just how my challenges ended up with all said and done.Read More »

New Books & Novel Discoveries (December 2022)

This was another surprisingly quiet month as far as new books go. As it turns out, I didn’t receive any gift cards for books for Christmas this year. It’s fine, I still really appreciate all that I did receive, though I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t at least a little sad that I won’t be going on a small book-buying binge. I hope everybody else has enjoyed their holidays too and continues to enjoy them with New Year’s Eve tomorrow

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New Books & Novel Discoveries (November 2022)

Well, the daylight has become more and more scarce once again, and the holidays are just over the horizon. November feels so much like a liminal month for me sometimes, being a void of time between the holidays (at least here in Canada) and feeling more subdued as the weather transitions to darker and colder. Somewhat in keeping with that all that, it has been a considerably low-key month for me as far as book buying goes too, but I did manage to pick a little something up for myself anyway.

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New Books & Novel Discoveries (October 2022)

No unfortunate happenings got in the way of me posting this on time in October, I just wanted to indulge in Halloween, so I didn’t set aside the time to work on it. October was a strange month, as it was so eventful that it didn’t just fly by, but I also find myself marveling at how little I was able to finish doing with respect to the blog. Work has continued to be a lot busier than normal. I also managed to do a lot of fun things for the Halloween season, though, so my life still has a little balance.

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New Books & Novel Discoveries (September 2022)

I normally try to get this up during the last couple of days of a month, as I have successfully done for nearly every month before now0 since I started, except for one. But, on September 30 I had to say goodbye to an animal companion who’d been with me for just over 13 years, and I frankly forgot that I even needed to write one of these up. Then, I just needed some time. Without further delay, I’ve now got the motivation and time to put this up.

I’ll not linger on this any longer. Let’s talk about some books.Read More »