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How Charity Book Shopping Helped My Social Anxiety

Anxiety manifests itself in many different ways. Though some people's experiences will inevitably overlap, everyone's experience of anxiety will be different. Everything in this post is simply my experience, as I fully appreciate that my experiences won't match other people's, and what works for some won't work for others. But, I do believe there is… Continue reading How Charity Book Shopping Helped My Social Anxiety

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A Collection of the Weird Things I’ve Done Since Joining Bookstagram

When I joined bookstagram in July 2019, I only knew I wanted to read more books. I didn't know that I'd end up falling in love with the bookstagram community, start a blog, love taking photographs and changing up my style, become obsessed with charity shops or end up with over 100 physical books on… Continue reading A Collection of the Weird Things I’ve Done Since Joining Bookstagram

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The Ethics of Charity Book Shopping

Six months ago, I'd never even been in a charity shop, and now I can't walk past one without going in and searching through the books. The presence of charity shopping has increased on social media recently ā€“ at least for me ā€“ as the focus on ethical consumerism and fast fashion developed. However, it… Continue reading The Ethics of Charity Book Shopping

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How I Plan to Cut my TBR in Half in 2020

Before joining bookstagram in July 2019, I had exactly no books on my TBR. A big fat zero. I received a couple of books for my birthday as I knew I wanted to get back into reading, but I had already read those before starting my bookstagram page. I remember ordering And the Mountains Echoed… Continue reading How I Plan to Cut my TBR in Half in 2020

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My Best Charity Shop Finds #1

For me, there's nothing better than finding cheap books, and donating to charity at the same time! Not long after discovering bookstagram, I discovered that quite a lot of people bought their books from charity shops. I thought I would give it a go, and quickly fell in love with browsing rows of previously loved… Continue reading My Best Charity Shop Finds #1