Mini post because honestly, I don’t have much to say on this subject, but I believe that eBooks deserve more love from readers.
I feel that within the book community, there’s this underlying belief that if you don’t own a bookshelf crammed full of books, then you’re not a “real” bookworm. This view, in my opinion, is total dog shit, and I reject it completely…
Basically, I love eBooks. I have done for years, and here’s a short list why:
I’m in a massive reading slump. It’s not that I don’t want to read, but it’s that I have way too much on my mind that I can’t concentrate or even relax enough to get into a book and enjoy it. Even so, I’m still buying eBooks because I can’t resist the good offers, and they’re slowly piling up on my Kindle app. So I thought since I can’t really read them right now, I’d make a post on all the books I bought recently!
I’m writing this at 3am and job hunting is both mind-numbing and soul-destroying, so I’m making a random bookish post. Last week I finally got round to cleaning my book shelf and I think it looks really cute now, but so many times I came across a paperback I bought years ago and then completely forgot about, so this is a post calling myself out for abandoning books and wasting money. Nice one, Jess.
Also, this isn’t counting fiction I bought for uni because we don’t have all day 😛Read More »
I like doing posts like this because I can just post about my feelings all while writing about books. I’m going through a bit of a difficult time right now, and I figured why not write about the books that have gotten me through some difficult times in the past. So that’s what this post is gonna be 😛
I’ve mentioned this a couple of times in other blog posts, but I don’t buy physical books anymore. I’m jobless and I’m trying to spend as little as possible, so I can’t buy books whenever I want. Even if I could do that, I would have to get rid of all my old university books first, since I really don’t have the shelf room! And I don’t have any decent libraries near where I live. So I buy eBooks.
I see book bloggers doing haul posts all the time, but since I’m not a fan of taking photos of my books, I didn’t think my hauls would be much fun for you guys to read. But recently I’ve bought several eBooks and I thought why not make a post on it? It may not be as fun as your usual book haul post but I’m trying something new!
Hello! I recently saw Mikaela’s post on herleast favourite series, and it got me thinking about all the book trilogies and series that I gave up on for whatever reason… So here’s a post on all the book series that I gave up on and why!
I remember a couple of years ago I was super into book playlists that authors made. I think it’s a lovely touch for authors to create book and character-related playlists and share them with their fans. I have a Tumblr account, so I’ve stumbled over a bunch of these over the years, and I thought it would be nice to post a couple of YA compilations if anyone is interested.
Just to clarify: None of these book playlists were created by me – they were put together by their respective authors.
Also, a lot of these playlist links are to Spotify and Soundcloud, so this might not be very useful to people without an account, but you can make a free account if you wish!
Being completely honest, I had the worst time with my dissertation. My goal had been to achieve a first-class degree, so when it came to my final year of uni, I wanted to focus entirely on getting good-enough grades for top honours. Of course, dreams and reality are two completely different things, and by December I was beginning to crumble under the self-inflicted pressure to do exceedingly well. It was around this time that we were expected to have a solid idea of what our all-important dissertations were going to be on, and by that time the majority of my classmates had a solid idea and had already begun researching their topics, while I was constantly fitting between ideas. It took me a while to get there, but once my decision was made, it felt like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders.
Then like an idiot, I didn’t actually start working on my project until three weeks before the deadline (though I never told anyone this!) and those three weeks were horrific. If I were to repeat my dissertation experience, I would do it pretty differently. Since it’s late September and students are preparing to get back into learning, I wanted to post some advice for literature students, or students in general, who seek advice on how to cope with their dissertations.
While reading is a huge love of mine, I do occasionally grow tired of it. Recently finishing my English degree, my 2016 has included a LOT of reading, and even now, a month after handing in that final assignment (a Fitzgerald/Wharton essay if you’re curious), I’m still feeling the side-effects of an extremely stressful past six months. While I don’t worry all that much when these occasional reading slumps occur, having one sprung on me when I decide to create a new book blog is a slight a huge inconvenience.
So what does one do when they encounter the dreaded reading slump? I have a few ideas for you (and me) to get motivated into reading again!