Stages of Buying a Book

In the recent months I’ve been spending a lot of books (what’s new). Because I haven’t been reading at the rate that I’m buying books, I’ve accumulated quite the selection of unread books.

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Because of that, I’ve decided to go on a sort-of book buying ban where I will only allow myself to buy one book for every three that I read. Not only will that limit the amount of books I buy but also will motivate me to get through my TBR a bit faster.

In the meantime, I’m getting my book buying fix by living vicariously through other people and seeing their book hauls.

Anyhow, while fantasizing going to a bookstore, I decided to compile the stages I go through before buying a book.

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June 2018 TBR

Summer has officially started for me, and since I’m so behind on my reading schedule, I decided to make a little TBR to encourage myself to get backing into reading.

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(me desperately trying to catch up to my ever-growing TBR)

Plus, I have so many books I need to catch up on that I need to force myself to start reading them or I will forever be behind.

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YA Author Upcoming Release Compilation

If you’re anything like me, you are the last person to know about new releases and book news. I don’t have a lot of social media to keep up with the authors, and I don’t use the ones that I follow authors on that frequently. To be completely honest, it’s a lot to keep track of all the new releases and things that are going on so I decided to take some of my favorite and (I think) well-known YA authors and compile all their upcoming releases.

Some of the information I got off of posts on the authors’ social media or websites (which I’ll link in this post) and others I got off of Goodreads. I can’t guarantee that I will catch all the stories their working on but hopefully this will give you an overview of what to expect.

The authors I’m covering in this post are:

Cassandra Clare || Leigh Bardugo || Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff || Marie Lu
Sarah J. Maas || Tahereh Mafi|| Rainbow Rowell || Adam Silvera
Angie Thomas || Nicola Yoon

At the bottom of the post I put a timeline-ish thing that gives you an overall look on all the authors and what they’re releasing in case you don’t want to read through all the stuff I wrote.

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R.I.P. it or Ship it!

Happy Valentine’s Day for everyone who celebrates it! Even if you don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, everyday we celebrate our relationships with other people, including our significant other and family.

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In spirit of the holiday, I wanted to rip and ship pairs of characters that I randomly draw out of a bucket. I’ve done this before, and if you want to check out my first attempt you can click here.

My last attempt was pretty lowkey… I didn’t draw up any weird pairs, so I hope this time I’ll pick out some interesting ones.

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A-Z Book Titles | Down the Alphabet Part I

Last week was a doozy and now I’m exhausted. My mind is a bit fried, so I want to go easy on myself with the posts.

I went to a seminar this morning (at the time I’m writing this) talking about how I should plan for my future. All that talk about the future made me think about the past. Back when I was younger, my older sister and I would take walks around the neighborhood and play a game where we had to name a list of whatever chose (dog breed, countries, celebrities, etc.) that start with each letter in the alphabet. So, for example, if the topic is countries, then A could be Algeria and B could be Belgium and so on and so forth.

After thinking about this little game we made up as children, I wanted to challenge myself to think up of book-related topics that start with each letter of the alphabet. This part the topic will be book titles. I won’t guarantee that I’ll think of one for every letter, but I’m going to try my darn hardest to.

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Book Festivals – What I’ve Learned + Tips

When I went to my first book festival, there were a couple things I wished I knew before I went. I was really glad I had my friend with me because she knew what she was doing and I didn’t. I just followed her around. I didn’t even know about the panels at that festival. That’s how clueless I was.

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^^ me when my friend suggested we go to a panel at my first book festival

Anyway, I compiled a couple tips and things I’ve learned from the two book festivals I’ve attended. I am by no means an expert, but I hope this can help at least one person.

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ACOTAR Inner Circles’ Reactions to Books (told in gifs)

I always wondered what it would be like to have fictional characters come to life. That got me thinking, what would it be like if I became friends with them and took them to my favorite spot, which is of course any place with books. Then, I was wondering what they would do if they got a book in their hands.

I could describe what I’d think their actions would be, but I think .gifs do a better job.

I narrowed my pick of characters to those in ACOTAR because Feyre likes to read books, so at least one person will appreciate a sudden appearance of a book.

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2018 Bookish (and Non-Bookish) Goals

The new year brings new resolutions, and that means it’s time for me to make new goals for myself. I don’t really like calling them resolutions because the definition sounds restrictive.

Just for reference, the definition I read of “resolution” on the internet was this:

a firm decision to do or not to do something

I don’t know about you, but that sounds like an ultimatum to me. It’s like I have to decide whether or not I want to proceed with a certain habit and it will be a life or death decision. In reality, it’s not that big of a deal, but it’s still rather important. That’s why I’m going to refer to my “resolutions” as “goals” instead. It sounds more achievable and more forgiving.

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Top 10 Books I Read in 2017

2017 is coming to an end… and thank goodness for that. It’s been a rough year, to say the least, but that didn’t stop me from reading some pretty freaking awesome books. I didn’t read as much as I wanted to this year, but that just means I’m going to try extra hard in 2018 to get to all the books I want to read.

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Too many books, not enough time, am I right?

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