Discussion: What Do You Do With Your Books When You're Finished Reading Them?

If you're active in the bookish community, you'll see that there was a Youtuber that stated that you should only have like 30 books in your home. I haven't seen that video, nor do I plan to. I've noticed that it's been quite controversial and not many people are happy with what she's said.

I don't know if it's like a minimalist thing or what. I'm just really curios to what you guys think about this.

Personally, I keep all of the books that I spend my hard earned money on. Unless I really disliked the book. Or if I know I'll never read it. I like to display all the books I own. It makes me proud.

What do you guys do with your books when you're done reading them?

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Top Five Tuesday: Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Reading

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming topics in January – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list! Meme made by Bionic Book Worm

I really like this topic. You don't really get to see these kind of topics for these memes. You normally have books to list and whatnot. I'd love to share with you guys what some of my reasons are for loving reading. It's a great way to get to know me a little bit better.

1. ESCAPE REAL LIFE: It's no secret that life is hard. Especially when you're still trying to get everything figured out. It's so nice to be able to live in a world filled of fiction and imagination. To get away from the stress that real life may bring. 

2. RELAXES ME: When I do start to feel anxiety coming, I pick up a book. Reading puts me in a state where I don't necessarily feel like I'm in my own body. It really helps when I start to feel an attack coming on and I don't have the energy to get through it. 

3. TRAVELING: I can travel wherever it is I want to go and I only have to spend like $20 or less. I can go to different countries or states. I can even go to outer space. Even worlds that don't exist. 

4. PERSPECTIVE: I can learn from reading different kinds of people's perspective. Whether it's a mental illness or a physical handicap, I can learn from it. 

5. FEELINGS: As someone who has depression, it's hard for me sometimes to feel certain things. Reading helps me get that back and get out of that depressive state. I can feel so many things without having to go through them myself. Joy. Happiness. Heartbreak. Everything. 

Books are just so amazing. They have changed my life in so many ways. I don't ever see myself ever stopping.

What are some reasons why you love reading?

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Weekly Recap: 01/07 - 01/13

AWAY FROM THE BLOG

I haven't been up to much lately. Really just trying to figure out what it is I want to do with my book blog. I've decided to come back to Blogger. I have more freedom over here without having to pay for it. I really want to be more active. I don't want to force myself to do things I don't want to do, so I may or may not follow through with this.

We shall see.

NEW BOOKS THIS WEEK 

I was very naughty. I bought so many new books this week. I didn't make any resolutions to not buy as many books this year. So I think it's okay. 


THIS WEEK I FINISHED READING 


CURRENTLY READING


POSTS FROM THE WEEK




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Review: Girl Made Of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

Book 1 of 2019

Title: Girl Made Of Stars
Author: Ashley Herring Blake
Goodreads

Synopsis:
"I need Owen to explain this. Because yes, I do know that Owen would never do that, but I also know Hannah would never lie about something like that."

Mara and Owen are about as close as twins can get. So when Mara's friend Hannah accuses Owen of rape, Mara doesn't know what to think. Can the brother she loves really be guilty of such a violent crime? Torn between the family she loves and her own sense of right and wrong, Mara is feeling lost, and it doesn't help that things have been strained with her ex-girlfriend and best friend since childhood, Charlie.

As Mara, Hannah, and Charlie navigate this new terrain, Mara must face a trauma from her own past and decide where Charlie fits in her future. With sensitivity and openness, this timely novel confronts the difficult questions surrounding consent, victim blaming, and sexual assault.
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Review: This Is Not A Love Scene by S.C. Megale

Title: This Is Not A Love Scene
Author: S.C. Megale
Goodreads 

Synopsis:
Lights, camera—all Maeve needs is action. But at eighteen, a rare form of muscular dystrophy usually stands in the way of romance. She's got her friends, her humor, and a passion for filmmaking to keep her focus off consistent rejection...and the hot older guy starring in her senior film project.

Tall, bearded, and always swaying, Cole Stone is everything Maeve can't be. And she likes it. Between takes, their chemistry is shockingly electric.

Suddenly Maeve gets a taste of typical teenage dating life, but girls in wheelchairs don’t get the hot guy—right? Cole’s attention challenges everything she once believed about her self-image and hopes for love. But figuring this out, both emotionally and physically, won't be easy for either of them. Maeve must choose between what she needs and what she wants, while Cole has a tendency to avoid decisions altogether. And her failing lungs might not wait for either.

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Review: A Gathering Of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Book 57/60
Title: A Gathering Of Shadows
Author: V.E. Schwab
Released: February 23, 2016
Genre(s): Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction
Page Count: 509
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle - Audiobook

Synopsis: 
Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell's possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland's dying body through the rift, and into Black London.

In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games-an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries-a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again-and so to keep magic's balance, another London must fall.
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