Thursday, February 11, 2016

Book Purge

Well the time has come that I've finally did a large book purge. I've had to move from my old office into the spare bedroom to make room for baby. And since there is not a lot of room for bookcases, I've pared down my piles. I have a little bookshelf of my favourites and then two storage containers of TBR books. 



I have piles of books to get rid of: to my sister, to my friend and my nieces. And a huge pile to sell online and another of ARCs that my library will take from me. It's crazy how many books I'm purging. Many of them I have not read, but really thought I wanted to. I've only kept those that I know I will for sure read at some point. 



And on top of that - I am restricting my purchases. And I'm using the library more too. 

Have you ever done a book purge? Were you anxious, or did it make you feel lighter?

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Book Budget | January 2016

It was originally thought up by Felicia at Geeky Blogger's Book Blog.
MY RULES
1) I can buy maximum 2 books a month or spend a MAX of $20, whichever comes first. (Unless I have gift cards then it's a free for all!)
2) Only accept/ask for 2 review books per month. Including NetGalley.

At the end of each month I will post a recap and we will see if I stayed within my limits.
*Prices are subject to change as I do not control sales and some of the books listed below are from online specials.

This is a combo of December and January as I did not feel up to posting for December. And I bought an awful lot more than normal (but I had gift cards so it's okay!) And a few were either library sales or super discount sales.

PURCHASED: 


FREEBIES:

BORROWED FROM LIBRARY:


REVIEW COPIES:


TOTAL: $52.74

Monday, January 18, 2016

Tides of Honour Giveaway!


Canadian author, Genevieve Graham, is hosting a great giveaway for a SIGNED copy of her latest release,  TIDES OF HONOUR! Giveaway ends January 29, 2016 and is CANADA/US ONLY.

To learn more about this book - check out my review here.

"Canada gets to have its historical fiction moment in the sun in the form of Tides of Honour, 
from the international bestseller, Genevieve Graham.
Graham has delivered a book that reads like a love letter
to a time and place that figures largely in our national identity: Halifax in 1917."
- Globe & Mail

Tides of Honour by Genevieve Graham
Published: April 21, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Canada
Pages: 432
Received: for honest review from author via publisher
Find online: Goodreads | Amazon | Simon & Schuster

A novel of love, loss, and honour amidst the horrors of war and its aftermath.

It’s 1916, and the last thing Nova Scotian soldier Danny Baker expects to find in war-torn France is the love of his life. Audrey Poulin is alone in the world, and struggling to survive the war in the French countryside. When Audrey and Danny meet and fall in love, it seems like the best version of fate.

But love is only the beginning, as Danny loses a leg in the Battle of the Somme, and returns home to Halifax with Audrey, only to discover that he’s unable to leave the war behind. Danny and Audrey struggle with their new life together, and must face not only their own internal demons, but a catastrophe that will soon rip apart everything they think they know about themselves and each other.

Genevieve Graham, author of Under the Same Sky and Sound of the Heart, brings her passion for weaving history and fiction together in a seamless tale that will capture and enthrall the reader.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

#oneword2016 - enjoy

So I found this simple little exercise/challenge while finally reading TheBloggess for the first time - #oneword2016, where you pick one word to represent your 2016. You need to pick ONE WORD that will describe your goal for the coming year. 

This is harder than you think. There are always so many great goals to have, but what ONE WORD do you pick to challenge yourself to reach your goal? 

I've decided on the word ENJOY. This is the year to enjoy every moment, savor every minute and absorb every detail. A baby on the way will change everything and I want to enjoy every second of it!


enjoy [en-joi]
verb (used with object)
1. to experience with joy; take pleasure in
2. to have and use with satisfaction
3. to find or experience pleasure in
synonyms: appreciate, fancy, relish, savor

For ideas - check out the hashtag #oneword2016 on Twitter.

What ONE WORD would you pick for your 2016 challenge?
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