January in Review

February 1, 2013 Month in Review 10

I really should do more of these, but I don’t. Mostly because I’m too lazy. But I was so excited when I looked at my budget at the end of January that I had to share the good news!

Books Bought in January

Three. Yep, that’s right. Only three!!! I made a list in December for the first 6 months of the year of all the books I want to buy and that was it! No more! I came across other books I wanted to buy, but if I added a book then I had to take one off and so far it’s working! (No need to rain on my parade and point out it’s only one month!)

None of these books were originally on my list, but they were all awesome, so it was money well spent.

Beth Revis Shades of Earth

Beth Revis Across the Universe

Beth Revis A Million Suns


My Latest Grievance

I’ve had two Facebook friends recently post on Facebook that they are tired of all the drama and want it to stop. This makes me laugh because both of them are the ones putting things out there like “__________ is so lazy at work and I’m tired of doing her work” or the intimate details of their custody battle.


I recently started a certification course and it’s taking up a lot of my time, which is fine, but it’s also driving me a little bit crazy. I forgot how OCD I am about school stuff and this class is bringing out the worst in me. I’m pretty much telling myself 3-4 times a week that I just need to let it go, and we’re only 3 weeks into the course. Is it too much to ask that we read the books in order? If the author wanted me to read chapter 13 before chapter 2 he would have written that way. Right?

What will I buy in February?

I didn’t think about it until now but I’m going to start putting my purchase book list out here so that all my lovely readers can hold me accountable. See me reading a new release that’s not on my list? Go ahead and yell at me!

For the Dark Days Tour on Feb 6th:

Brodi Ashton EverboundCynthia Hand BoundlessVeronica Rossi Through the Ever Night








Other books:

Cassie West Pivot PointDan Wells FragmentsKristan Higgins The Best Man








I know six books seems like a lot for someone who is cutting back, but I have a $35 B&N gift certificate and $35 Visa card from Hyundai because they misquoted the mpg on the sticker* so I’ll be getting all this… for like $20. That makes it ok, right?

* This Hyundai deal is one of the most awesome things ever. For as long as I own the car every time I take it to the dealer they read my odometer and then put cash on this card. I realize that I should probably be spending the money on gas, but whatever. Books are better.


10 Responses to “January in Review”

  1. Jessie Marie

    You’re really sticking to your guns about book buying – hooray! I can’t do it. No matter what rules I put on myself, I can’t stick to them. So I don’t.

    I regularly turn gas money into book money so I think it’s justifiable… just so long as you have enough gas to go get the books! : )

  2. Christina

    Oh man, you bumped three books off your list for them. What books?

    Ew. Facebook can be really annoying that way. My grievance is more about how everyone’s getting married and engaged and having babies, and I’m like “aren’t we too young for this?” though really we’re not. I don’t have the maturity for it, though.

    Bahahaha, at the Hyundai gas card.

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      I was already getting Shades of Earth because we had planned on going to a signing but that didn’t work out so I took off The Archived and then also Fragments for the other two, but then when I got the Hyundai card I figured I could add Fragments back on to the list since it wasn’t costing me any money.

      I’m old enough where marrying and babies are the norm, I just wish people would think about what there part is in the “drama” before saying something.

  3. Bittner

    Books are way better!!! I have my first round of exams this week but I’ll have to call you next weekend so we can both vent about school!

  4. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

    I LOVE this whole post! Yay for not spending too much! I bought TONS of books in January, but it was my birthday month and most of the money spent was birthday cash. And yay for the Across the Universe series!

    And Facebook always makes me laugh because people are just so… I don’t even know. People are weird on Facebook.

    And why the heck is your teacher making you guys read the book out of order??? SO not cool.

    And I can’t wait to get Pivot Point! I’m trying to save the last of my birthday money so I can go get it when it comes out!

    Also, yes, books are much better than gas. Who needs gas? ;) And that is a VERY cool deal.

  5. fakesteph

    Hahaha, Love the Hyundai deal. I’d spend it on books, too. Also, I am buying like… 6 books in February, too. But I’m just paying cash. February is a bad ass book release month. BUT I have preorders through the first six months and I can’t buy books in the second half of the year if I haven’t read EVERY SINGLE book I buy in the first six months.