Friday, December 9, 2016

Bookworm Goals and Haul

When I was a child and into my teens and young adult life, I read a LOT. I loved books, bookshops, libraries... it's held it's magic for me my entire life. I believe I was a goner the first time I picked up a Harry Potter book, if I'm honest. In the last year and a half I have lost touch with that part of myself. I'm unsure if it's exhaustion or a lack of time to myself, but I rarely pick up a book these days. I randomly found a YouTube video of a book haul and something about it lit up my soul all over again. Instead of purchasing books for my littles (which I happily do often) I decided to get a few new books for my iPad. I much prefer a physical book in my hand BUT it's a lot easier to use my iPad, as it doesn't require a reading light. If I fall in love with any of the books I picked out, a physical copy will probably make it's way onto my bookshelf.... I'm crazy like that.

I read to my kids and purchase new books for them often, so let me know if you would like to see a book haul --kid style! In the meantime I thought I would share with you a few of the titles I picked up. Obviously I don't know much about them yet, but I could possibly do a review as I finish them? Sound interesting? Let me know. This post is about more than just sharing a few books with you all (although that's awesome). This is going to be my reminder to take time for myself, and not to let go of the things that bring me matter how overwhelming my mom life can become. So my goal is to finish two books a month! I know that doesn't seem like much but between my kids, house, husband and this blog... I'll be happy to fit two in.

I am a little ashamed that it's taken me this long to get my hands on HARRY Potter and the Cursed Child. My twin sister and I are die hard HP fans and are unbelievably proud of our fandom! Since I have committed to this 2-a-month thing, I knew I had to go back to where my love for reading began. I started this one today and so far so good. The format took a minute for me to adjust to, but I think I am going to be purchasing this little baby to add to my HP shelf. Yes, I said shelf.

The next one I learned about through PeruseProject on YouTube. From what she said, its basically a spin on the classic Snow White fairy tale. I am always down for that, so hopefully The Shadow Queen will be worth the read. Stay tuned.

The last book I picked out is a psychological thriller about a woman being held captive. Apparently the main character in Baby Doll is being held against her will but eventually finds the nerve (and opportunity) to escape. I thought this would be an interesting book to mix in with the other two, as it is a completely different genre and will keep me from getting bored.

Do you have any must reads that you recommend? I am open to almost anything, so drop me a line in the comments and tell me about the best book you've read recently! Thank you all so much for stopping by, and as always, God Bless.


  1. I told myself I wasn't going to read any more Harry Potter books, and then I went to see Fantastic Beasts in the theater. I have officially changed my mind!

  2. These are all new to me! I will check them out.

  3. I'm a huge Harry Potter Fan. Read everything that could be read. :)

  4. That last book looks really awesome! I'm going to have to check that one out!

  5. I too am a huge Harry Potter film. I haven't read The Cursed Child yet though. I'd love to go and see the stage play too, but there's such a long waiting list!


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