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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bookish Gifts for the Bookworm in Your Life

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Holidays are officially in season! I mean they’ve technically been in season for a while but… its all official now. Happy first day of Hannukah to those who celebrate! It’s last minute but today I am bringing you a list of bookish goodies to buy the bookworm in your life. I promise it’ll be more helpful than last year (but, okay, if anyone got me any of those things, I’d be a happy person.) A little last minute shopping never hurt anyone!


1. Puffin Classics

They are fairly inexpensive and come with jaw-dropping covers. Know a bookworm in your life who appreciates classics and gorgeous covers? Cannot go wrong with one of these:

2. Notebooks

There are lots of them out there and a bookworm will always cherish a bookish notebook to keep all their scribbles about books in. Or you know, about anything else. Some of us just like taking notes or making lists.

3. Socks

Maybe you didn’t know this but some bookworms are also humans so they like their toes to be warm and cozy. Maybe get them a pair of some book themed socks? Even regular ones will do, tbh. We just want our feet to be warm.

4. A pretty case for their e-reader.

It’s probably been a while since they replaced that. Or maybe that’s just me. We like to spend our money on books so if you want to give us a little something to help protect one of the most important electronic devices in our life, it will definitely be appreciated.

5. Some bookends

Book ends are so pretty. You should definitely get them some so they can make their clustered shelves look a little bit nicer

6. A mug for all the caffeine they consume

Bookworms need caffeine after pulling many an all-nighter to finish that book (even though they said only one more page.) And a mug to put that source of caffeine in is always helpful.

7. Some literary postcards

A lot of bookworms have friends across the globe and it’s nice to have some fun stationary we can use to write them letters.

8. A book protector

Preferably a waterproof one. I’ve had at least two accidents with books and water in the past 8 years and I am comfortable speaking for all bookworms when I say that we HATE it when one of our books is damaged. We fear for the books we carry around in our bags and a book protector would be a good way to get rid of at least on of those fears.

Whats on your wishlist besides books? Anything important I missed in this guide to gifts for bookworms? Do you have 1,000,000 to give to me?

Bookish Confessions

Bookish Confessions

Posted by on 12/10/2017 • 2 Comments

The new year is just around the corner and it’s gonna be a new year, new me (probably for like 5 seconds.) To aid my journey of reinventing myself for 2018, I thought I’d get some deep, dark, confessions off my chest. I hope you’ll still want to hang with me after learning about some of the horrifying things I’ve done but if not, I understand.

 

1. Like a regular person, I like to eat while I read but one time, while I was reading Breaking Dawn which I had borrowed from my review, I accidentally dropped the slice of pizza I was eating inside the book and never told my friend. She never said anything and didn’t disown me so I guess she never found out.

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Book Girls Don’t Cry… They Angst About How to Arrange Their Bookshelves

Book Girls Don’t Cry… They Angst About How to Arrange Their Bookshelves

Posted by on 12/07/2017 • 14 Comments

If you identify as a bookworm, it is likely that you at least own a couple books. If you own a couple books, you’ve probably spend at least a little time wondering how you should arrange them. Author’s last name? Rainbows? Sizes? So many options. What it comes down to is

aesthetic vs convenience

Some people are fine arranging their books in color because they are really familiar with the color on the spines of the books they own. I am not that person. It takes me 5 mins to find a book when my shelves are in color vs the handful of seconds it takes me when they are arranged by authors last name. But, both ways have their pros and cons and I think it just comes down…

The Five Stages of a Book Slump

The Five Stages of a Book Slump

Posted by on 12/05/2017 • 12 Comments

I have a shameful secret. I’ve sorta of been in a book slump these past couple weeks. I am still reading but nothing really calls out to me and I’d honestly rather just watch TV than read a book. I wonder if its because I have a craving for a certain kind of book and cannot find something that fits the bill or if its just because I am extremely exhausted (emotionally & mentally) and don’t want to do anything anymore.

1. No book looks good.

You’ve tried starting five but have DNFed 10. Will a book ever look good again?

2. So you start watching TV.

You are now 6 seasons deep into a show you started 3 days ago, with no end in sight. Will this be over?…

K-Drama Rec Based On Jellicoe Road

K-Drama Rec Based On Jellicoe Road

Posted by on 07/13/2017 • 1 Comment

I don’t watch a lot of K-drama’s but when I do, I get sucked in and binge watch like my life depends on it. This particular k-drama was recommended to me by a close friend and just happened to be the one to introduce me to the wonderful world of k-dramas. 

But, before I talk about it, lets talk about Jellicoe Road, or as it is known in Australia, On the Jellicoe Road (a title I much prefer.) Well for one, Melina Marchetta is my queen and secondly, I don’t compare things to Jellicoe unless I mean it. If you haven’t read this life-changing book already, I highly suggest you get on it because making good life decisions is a good thing. You will sob, laugh, probably die for a hot second and…

5 Books to Cool Down With in the Summer Heat

5 Books to Cool Down With in the Summer Heat

Posted by on 06/13/2017 • 2 Comments

🎶It’s getting hot in here so take the dust jackets off all your books🎶

It was 90+ degrees here today and I cannot deal with anything in this heat so TODAY, I am bringing you a list of 5 books that look like a good way to cool down in this summer heat.

1. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch 2. See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles 3. The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Alan McVoy 4. Rocky Road by Rose Kent 5. Shug by Jenny Han Do you have any book recommendations for this heat? Please tell me because I will die soon from being overheated and want to get some reading done before that happens.

Non-Fic Recommendation Based on YA Fiction Favs

Non-Fic Recommendation Based on YA Fiction Favs

Posted by on 05/24/2017 • 3 Comments

I read mostly fiction but the ‘older’ I grow the more I find my reading tastes shifting. Over the past year, I’ve gone from never reading non fiction books to actually, actively seeking them out. I am still primarily a YA reader though so today, I decided to combine these two vastly different areas of the market and do a little recommendation post based on fav YA books!

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3 Books To Get You Geared Up For Summer

3 Books To Get You Geared Up For Summer

Posted by on 04/26/2017 • 2 Comments

Summer is approaching and with temperatures soaring back up within reason, it’s time for everyone to start getting their summer reading lists together! Personally, my fav things to read during the summer are warm, insightful contemporaries that just make me feel good on the inside. SO. HERE ARE THREE great contemporaries that I’ve read and I think would make A+ summer reads.

1. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett YA Retelling of You’ve Got Mail Online friends who’ve never met but bonded over classic movies Summer romances Surfing Family

I’ve read and loved everything I’ve ever read by Jenn Bennett so I wasn’t surprised to find myself loving this book. Bennett has a knack for writing swoony, shippy romances that’ll make your heart feel mushy inside.

2. The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares…