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Re-evaluating My Rating System

Rating a book can be confusing. I can like and dislike wildly different elements of two books and yet the overall rating ends up the same. At the same time, there are a few things in books that almost always result in my star rating being lowered. And, the things that make me instantly dislike… Continue reading Re-evaluating My Rating System

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My 15 Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

It's no secret that I have a lot of books still to read on my shelves. It's also no secret that that doesn't stop me from a) buying new books, b) adding new books to my wish list and c) searching for future releases! I really love seeing videos and blog posts with anticipated releases… Continue reading My 15 Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

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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