Hey there… it’s been a while. I haven’t posted in over a month. I’m not too worried about it though. Tax season began and it took me a while to get into a whole new routine where I only have about 3 hours at home every night before having to go to bed and do it all over again the next day.
Since January is almost over, I figure I would share what’s been on my radar this month.
2019 is almost here! This month has been going by SO fast! Before 2018 gets away from me completely, I wanted to make 19 goals for 2019. Originally I was only going to do a couple goals, but 19 seemed like a fun number for 2019.
On GoodReads.com, you can participate in an annual reading challenge where you set the number of books you’d like to read during the year. As you read the books and add them to your list on GoodReads, it counts the books for you. I reached my goal of 30 books in November! This includes audiobooks, ebooks, and paper books. I’m pretty happy with myself 🙂 Now, let’s get to the book reviews for October and November.
I can’t believe November is almost over! I think I say that every single month. Time flies, especially this time of year. I really hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving and is now getting ready for Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate)! This month, there was a transition from fall and Halloween to winter and Christmas, you can see that with all the winter and Christmas stuff that’s on my radar this month.
If you go to any blogger’s website right now, you will probably see at least one gift guide posted. Probably more than one by now. Those are awesome gift ideas and I like looking at them. Since there are tons of gift guides out there already, I thought I would do something different. I’m going to share my best Amazon purchases of 2018. Maybe these will give you ideas for what you may want to put on your Christmas list or what to get others.
One thing I love about Amazon, besides the fast shipping, is that you can look at your purchase history without any limits on how far you can go back. Well, at least I can look back to 2011 on my account. If you land on a product that you bought before, it will tell you the date when you last purchased it. This is a great little tool for making repeat purchases. For this post, I looked back through this year and picked out my best Amazon purchases of 2018.
Amazon’s prices change a lot, so I won’t list specific prices. They will probably be different by the time you look at these. But I will say the price range so you have an idea of what to expect.
Can you believe it’s almost Halloween, which means it’s almost November?! Halloween is definitely on my radar at the moment. I can’t believe how fast fall is flying by. I’ve actually made good progress in getting everyone gifts for Christmas, so I feel good about that. It’s not fun to stress about gifts in November and December. I wish holiday gifts didn’t give me so much stress, because that’s not really what holidays are all about, but I also don’t like giving terrible gifts. I like to see people excited after they open my gift to them. Can’t say I always succeed in that, but I try.
If you’re anything like me, then you love to read books and listen to audiobooks but hate spending a lot of money on them. Now, I’m not saying the authors don’t deserve to be paid – of course they do. But it’s hard to spend $30 on one book when you don’t even know if you will like the book. And if you’re trying to read more than one book per month, the cost can really add up. Don’t even talk to me about the cost of audiobooks! So far, I’ve successfully been able to read and listen to many books without breaking the bank, so I’m going to try to help you learn how to read a lot of books on a budget.
I’ve already had some people ask me how they can read more or where to get audiobooks, so I thought I’d share in a blog post!