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Welcome! My name is Haley, I'm a 27 year old book-aholic. I'm a book reviewer for the RiverTalk Newspaper. I love reading YA, NA, and adult paranormal mostly, but I do go into other genres on occasion. If you want to talk more one on one about books, please don't hesitate to contact me on facebook or twitter, I love making new bookish friends!

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Hey guys so yesterday was October 1st, and what that means is that Donna, Braiden and I's Book Buying Ban has officially begun!!! Donna from Book Passion for Life, Braiden from Book Probe and I are not going to buy any books for all the month of October, AND November.

If any of you know Donna, Braiden and I then you would know we buy books like it's our job, we spend tons of money on books every month, so that is why we decided to do this and take a break, and honestly the number of books we own and haven't scary. So were taking a break!

  • Save Money
  • Get alot of review books done
  • Read 1 or 2 books that I bought along time ago and havnt read yet
Books I have had for awhile and really wanna read:

Although we are not buying books, I am well kinda cheating, because Jimmy (my boyfriend) and I's 3 year anniversary is October for our 3 year I gave him a list of books I want (: So Ill still be getting books, but since Im not buying them we decided it doesn't count against the ban! (yipppee)  

My IMM are gonna be less exciting..but oh well, I will be posting other random things to make up for it (:


Bookish Brunette said...

I SO need to go on a book buying ban!!

Braiden said...

Add me! Add my name to that banner. Like an impromptu addition saying, "and Braiden too!" don't forget me :p

Unknown said...

I need to do something like this too.

Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

I'm doing a reward challenge right now, rather than a book buying ban haha I could never survive a ban. But good for you, you have a ton of awesome stuff to read! Like Matched! :)

jessn1017 said...

I'm currently unemployed and am running out of savings, so I've institued my own book buying ban as well. I literally have hundreds of books I own but haven't read yet . And I am actually rediscovering the joy of my local public library (although saddened by the fact that they tend to want the books BACK). So, I think it will actually be quite a positive thing (at least until I get a new job and can have a book budget again)! ;-)

Megan said...

Love this post. (:

Congrats on your 3rd year! That's so sweet... your anniversary is the day after my birthday! Haha =P


kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Good luck with it, Hayley! I love your cute banner and all these books sound wonderul :)

Gwenyth Love said...

Oh good luck! I also spend books like it's my job (as my bf will attest too)...perhaps I should do a ban one day...but I think it would kill me...

Vicky @ A Backpack Full of Adventures said...

I need to go on a buying ban too! I need to save money and read the ones I already have + ARCs. Good luck! :)

Shawn Kirsten Maravel said...

Graceling was really good! Fire was EVEN BETTER! They are a must to read! The first few chapters you'll be digesting names and kingdoms but you'll get the hang of the new world and get lost in it for sure!

Good luck on your ban girls!!!

Sophia said...

Delirium and Clockwork Angel are must reads, so I'm glad you'll be getting to those soon. I hope you have the strength to resist buying books! I know I don't.... haha :)

roro said...

Good luck with it, Hayley

Tristyn said...

Oh my gosh!!! I want ALL of these books!!! I'm with you though on the whole catching up on reading....thats what I m doing right now BUT (there is always a but) I have allowed myself to pick up books at the thrift store because they are super cheap! I can usually score 4 books for around $6.... it doesn't break the bank. New follower :)

Proserpine said...

Hi Haley!
I really love your blog and I enjoy every post you've done! I just nominated you at Harder, Faster, Better, Stronger Award! For more information go to:


Lalaine said...
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Lalaine said...

Omg you gotta read the CLOCKWORK ANGEL, It is really good! if you havent read TMI the mortal Instruments, then read this first. And also DELIRIUM is such a heart melting book. Hope you enjoy it. thanks for dropping by my page. x


Diana said...

g'luck to you ALL! this would be torture for me! on a brighter note; i think you'll really enjoy FORGIVE MY FINS and FORGET YOU. I enjoyed them both immensely :)

Book Passion for Life said...

Woooo! I'm so glad it started. That's nearly two days I've gone without buying any books and it's been easy so far! :) Whooo!

Donna said...

I think I need to join you on this book buying ban!

Giselle said...

Ugh. I've had Clcokwork Angel for Months!! I should really read it soon too. I just read Graceling not too long ago it was a pretty good book. Hope you like it.

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Shilpa Mudiganti said...

Thats a great list you have there...I would love to help you finish reading those! hehe...and yeah, i think I need a book ban too!

Michelle and Leslie's Book Picks said...

good luck! i'm always putting myself on bans and breaking them so i give up. lol. but you got a lot of awesome books to tide you over so i think you'll be successful.

-michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

p.s. thanks for following our blog. i'm a new follower of yours now too. great blog :)

Georgina said...

I need to be on a book buying ban too! Even though I never have much money for books I always find myself buying something. No matter how many books I already have. I use the library a lot too to try and cut my spending. Its so hard though!!

Unknown said...

I commend you on your book buying ban. Should I jump in and proceed with you? I shall try. It is a wonderful idea.

But I declare that I have dibs on Blood Red Road once you are done. ;)

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