I was reading different blogs from my followers and came across this tag on Ashley aka TheSociallyAwkwardBookworms page. All of us readers have our grandiose ways of buying books. If you want to know my #BookBuyingHabits continue reading this post. If you enjoyed it please subscribe to my blog and like my post. Don’t forget to tell your friends! That was really great marketing by me right?
Where do you buy your books from?
A majority of my books I bought from either Target, Amazon, or Barnes N Noble. Normally I buy books from stores that have the lowest prices, yet if it is a book I’ve been dreaming to buy or like has the authors signature I’ll pay top dollar price. U only live once.
Do you ever pre-order books and if so do you do this in store or online?
Yes, and normally I purchase pre-ordered books online.
On average, how many books do you buy a month?
Oh wow. Lets just say I buy at least 5 books a month.
Do you use your local library?
Not so much today, yet my passion for reading began, because of libraries. Libraries are a perfect way to escape your home/work and spend a few hours away reading. Plus all of the books are free to read!
What is your opinion on library books?
I’m totally fine with library books. As I already stated I do not normally go to libraries much today, yet they’re a great spot. The books are normally in great condition as well. I think reading books helps make us cleaner cause I’m always worried about keeping my books clean and spotless.
How do you feel about second hand books?
Most second hand books I own or have owned were pretty great. If we keep our books from getting dusty or wearing out the pages a book can look almost new for a very long time.
Do you keep your TBR pile on your main bookshelves or no?
Not really. I do not even have a TBR pile. Normally I buy a bunch of books and read those or some book I purchased months ago, yet never got around to reading. Sloppy, I know.
Do you plan to read all of the books you own?
I’d like to say yes, but I’m not sure that will happen. Not every book I purchase I actually want to read. Sometimes I just like the design on the cover and how it looks on my book shelf or standing alone.
What do you do with books you feel you will never read/did not enjoy?
I either give them away to a friend or to Goodwill. Most of my books I’d rather own forever.
Have you ever donated books?
I do not think so. Maybe a couple, yet not many.
Have you ever been on a book buying ban?
A book buying ban? That would be impossible. I have gone a couple months without buying any books tho.
Do you feel that you buy too many books?
Sometimes, yet I do not think of it as a problem. I love books. I love to read books. Reading is my hobby. It brings me joy, so I’ll continue to be a happy, little literature addict. It also helps keep the stores in business.
So those are my answers to my crazy, enjoyable book buying habits. Thank you to Ashley for sharing this with us. Do not be afraid to let us know what your BBH are as well.
The month of June is sailing away, so lets get into my June book Haul! I read about three books this month which was good since I’ve been trying so hard to get back into my reading habit. Originally I planned to read 50 books this year, but that was never going to happen, so I switched my Goodreads Reading Challenge total to 40 books. I think I can do it. While away on vacation I bought a few more books to add into my June Book Haul, so lets take a look at what is or will soon be set on my book shelf’s 🙂
The Shadow Queen- C.J Redwine
The Shadow Queen is an interesting retelling of the classic fairly tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I actually finished reading this story a couple days ago. This wasn’t my favorite retelling of Snow White[ which is like one of my favs], yet I’d gladly read a sequel to this story.
Since You’ve Been Gone- Morgan Matson
Since You’ve Been Gone had been catching my attention while glancing at the books from the young adult section at Target, so I went on Amazon and got myself a copy. Sorry Target, but Amazon has better prices. In this book some girls bestie goes missing, so she has to find her before the summer is over. It goes something like that. Morgan Matson is a terrific author, so I expect good things from this book.
The Darkest Minds- Alexandra Bracken
The other day a friend of mine on Goodreads was telling me about this book. The main character is a young girl named Ruby who was sent away to a rehabilitation camp in a diseased stricken America. From a mysterious disease she got some kind of powers, so she’s thrown into a group of youths who also have powers to fight evil villains or something like that. Ruby sounds like an epic female badass character and this novel is comparable to the X Men so yeah I’ll definitely be reading this.
To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee
One of my besties and I were discussing our favorite books a few weeks ago. She brought up that she loved To Kill a Mockingbird. I’ve only seen the movie, yet am anxious to read the actual novel, so I finally got myself a copy. I bought a copy of TKAM last year, but that book was way too small. This book is a classic and should be read by generations to come.
So that is it for my 2016 June Book Haul. Hopefully I can read all of these awesome books and blog about them soon enough. For the record these cover photos do not belong to me, so if anyone has any issues with me using their photos let me know and I’ll change that right away. Hope you all have a blessed Sunday.
First of all, I want to say my thoughts and prayers go out to Christina Grimmie family and to the victims from Saturday night’s shooting in Orlando. Being a Floridian from the central Florida area I’ve been to Orlando many times. It’s a great city to visit. Never would I had thought a terrorist attack would occur so close by. We see it on the news, yet it’s happening all around us. I hope and pray we may find a way to stop this evil completely.
Anyways I downloaded Gone Home from my PS4 Plus membership. I love downloading games for free.
Gone Home is a first person exploration adventure game created by The Fulbright Company. The entire game is pretty short. It took me two days to complete it, but it is beatable in one day. The setting for Gone Home is within a quaint home. Gone Home takes place in the mid 1990s in Portland, Oregon.
U play as Katie, a college aged student, who is returning home from Europe. She comes home early, finding the house vacant. There are boxes all over the floor, draws wide open, and strange letters written out by her younger sister Sam all around the house. With your controller[ or mouse] you uncover clues left by Sam on what had happen while Katie was away.
Overall I really like this game. These games are like entering a story within a book. I savored wandering around the home, figuring out what had happen. The graphics of the home were very cool. It was fun to see the older TV sets and cassette tapes, laying around the home. Talk about nostalgia. This game really plays tricks on your imagination. At first, I thought this game was going to be spooky, yet as I figured out what was happening it made more and more sense. Being home alone on a dark and stormy night can be frightening. This game was beautifully developed. I wish the game was somewhat longer, expanding the environment. They could of added in shadows and other stuff to make it more spooky. I give Gone Home 4 stars out of 5.
Have U ever played Gone Home? What did you think of it? Did it scare ya a little? Let me know in the comment section below!
One of my favorite childhood films has always been The Sandlot. It’s a film that describes a certain time in American history that is pretty much long gone. It also reminds me how great it was to be a kid. The Sandlot is a classic in my book.
Photo is from MoviePilot.com
The Sandlot focuses on a group of youths who had a desire to play baseball constantly. They live and breathe the sport. One day the new kid on the block[Smalls] comes across them which really messes things up. He’s pretty timid and knows nothing at all about baseball. He did not even know who Babe Ruth was. Luckily for Smalls, Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez allows him into the group willingly. Everything goes well for Smalls at first, until their baseball goes missing. Smalls thinks about this old baseball in his stepfather’s den, so he decides to bring it out too play to replace the ball that went missing. Smalls hits his first home run sending his stepfather’s baseball over the fence into a yard where a crazy beast of a dog resides. As if this isn’t bad news already Small’s figures out who the baseball belonged too. Yep Babe Ruth “The Great Bambino”.
For the rest of the film the boys try their luck at getting the baseball back which never turns out well. Eventually Benny has a dream where Babe Ruth himself tells Benny what he needs to do. Benny listens to his idol and jumps over the fence to retrieve Small’s baseball. After a long chase, Benny defeats the beast when the old fence falls on top of the dog. Here they figure out that the dog is not really a monster and that his owner is a pretty cool guy.
The 80s and 90s were full of kid sport films. I do not see why this theme has not ventured much further. These movies are a lot of fun to watch and reminisce on. It’s a fun watch, during the summer. I’ve seen it a thousand times, yet will watch it over and over again. Baseball isn’t even a favorite sport of mine, yet I enjoy this movie so much. The message of this film is so heartfelt and real. The boys are out, having fun playing baseball. They’re, getting along most of the time and not getting into too much trouble. They respect their elders and are glad to speak to the nice old man about baseball a sport either young or old love. Benny gave Smalls a chance when he could of given up on him. I also like how they mention what they should of done before battling Hercules for the baseball. That normally only happens in How It Should of Ended videos. My most favorite line from The Sandlot is when Babe tells Benny,” Remember kid, there’s heroes and there’s legends. Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Follow your heart kid, and you’ll never go wrong.”
Today happens to be #NationalBestFriendsDay. God has brought many amazing friends into my life. These are the people who give you that warm, fuzzy feeling that make you feel special. Today I’ll talk about my two best friends in the whole wide world[ and a galaxy far, far, away etc]. My two amazing friends happen to be girls. I think it’s great to have a close, casual, and friendly bond with people of both genders. We met eight years ago when my family started going to a new church. We enjoyed the first service we attended, so we decided to keep going permanently. Soon enough, my mom found out that they had a youth group. At first I was not so willing to go, but that changed as I attended youth more often. Thanks for not giving up on me Holly! Over the past eight years, I have grown close to my best friends. These two are like peanut butter and jelly. They’re two of the most epic people I know. I’m proud to call them my sisters. We’re kind of like the Golden Trio now. This blog post is a tribute to these awesome buddies of mine. There are also many perks to, having girl best friends.
Surely I have learned new ways to keep myself clean from these two. I learned the proper way to scrub and rinse. When I need help on what products I should be, using to keep my hair clean I know who to call[ see what I did there?] Old Spice is also a man’s best friend.
When I’m, talking to them they’re open minded and caring. I’m not afraid to talk to them about serious or not so serious stuff. They understand. It’s good to have that trust between us.
Sometimes we talk about clothing which can actually be a lot fun to discuss. They can be so glamorous. I try my best to keep up. I think I got them into plaid tho, so that makes me happy too.
So those are a few reasons as to why I love my friends so much. I’m really grateful to have such amazing friends. It’s good to keep those type of friends close like a pocket watch. What are some awesome things about your best friends? Let me know in the comment section below.
Since it’s going to raining all day, because of Tropical Storm Colin I decided I’d do some, blogging. My topic for this blog post will be on my top ten favorite TV shows. Some are on air today while some of these are passed favorites. My favorite type of shows usually involve fantasy, comic books, and a splash of comedy, so here we go!
Smallville is my all time favorite show.
Gotham has become that show I can’t stop watching or talking about. It does not really make sense comparing to Batman’s origin, yet it is a fun twist.
I do not like Grimm as much as I use to, yet it is a very cool show for those who like urban fantasy and the Brother’s Grimm fairy tales.
4. The Flash
DC films may not be great, but their TV series are. The Flash is a cool show with a nice family touch behind it.
5. The Goldbergs
The Goldberg’s is LOL hilarious. Every episode is quirky 1980s genius.
6. Pretty Little Liars
A glamorous, young adult like detective series that keeps you guessing.
7. Everybody Loves Raymond
I watched ELR all the time, growing up. I like shows that are so life like, yet still fictional.
8. American Ninja Warrior
ANW is a really fun summer series. It’s amazing how hard the contestants work to stay fit and compete. Bravo to all of them.
9. The 100
It’s a show that gives me so many feels. Some episodes I love. Others I hate. Good show.
10. Under The Dome
The series ended horribly, yet it was still enjoyable to watch.
What are your favorite shows? Are any of them the same as mine? Let me know in the comment section below!