My weird (yet wonderful) bookish habits – Part Two.

I had a really positive response to the first post about my bookish habits…we are all a little weird and I LOVE IT. This is my second post and I love hearing what you reply, so please comment below and lets be weird and wonderful together.

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Read part one here –

Here I discussed my impulse to talk to anyone reading a book, stifling a yawn with my book, hating on people who abuse books and my favourite reading location.

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  1. Smelling books. New or Old I will give a book a cheeky little smell. Have you ever walked into a old vintage book shop and thought wow, it smells amazing. I wish they made candles in old book scent because I would burn that for daaayyyyssss. I always think old books smell well loved if that makes any sense at all. P.S. Early season Rory gives me life, she was a complete bookworm.giphy.gif
  2.  Leaving books scattered around the house. I am sooo guilty of this and it irritates my mum so much, she would always say she knew when I was back from university because she would just find books in random places. I need access to books at all times okay, what if something happened and I had to stay in that room…it would be okay because I would have a book with me.

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4. Going on holiday and packing more books than clothes. THANK YOU KINDLE FOR MAKING MY LIFE EASIER NOW! When I use to visit my dad in Denmark over summer I would take like ten books for a week trip and SMASH them all. He would have to work somedays so I would just read in his apartment or walk to the park and read.  I still sometimes take physical copies of books with me but prefer to take my kindle nowadays because it is lighter and easier to carry. Although I prefer reading books over kindle books? what’s your thoughts on this matter?

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5. Spending hours on end in libraries and bookshops.  Guilty again. I got spend an endless amount of time roaming the shelves in bookshops and libraries. Being surrounded by books fills me with a sense of comfort and belonging and I LOVE IT.

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So here are six more reading habits of mine. Do you do the same? What do you think of mine?

 

 

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Treat ya self Thursday 😏

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes 

The girl who wouldn’t die – hunting a killer who shouldn’t exist.

In Depression-era Chicago, Harper Curtis finds a key to a house that opens on to other times. But it comes at a cost. He has to kill the shining girls: bright young women, burning with potential. He stalks them through their lives across different eras, leaving anachronistic clues on their bodies, until, in 1989, one of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and turns the hunt around. 

                           Amazon – £2.29 


 

The Little Friend by Donna Tartt 

Twelve-year-old Harriet is doing her best to grow up, which is not easy as her mother is permanently on medication, her father has silently moved to another city, and her serene sister rarely notices anything. All of them are still suffering from the shocking and mysterious death of her brother Robin twelve years earlier, and it seems to Harriet that the family may never recover. So, inspired by Captain Scott, Houdini, and Robert Louis Stevenson, she sets out with her only friend Hely to find Robin’s murderer and punish him. But what starts out as a child’s game soon becomes a dark and dangerous journey into the menacing underworld of a small Mississippi town.

                            Amazon- £2.81 


 
I love Edger Allan Poe and couldn’t resist this beauty!  

                           Amazon – £16.99 

The Goodreads Tag

1. What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?

I finished Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. I love it, very empowering!

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2. What are you currently reading? 

Hallow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2) by Ransom Riggs

3. What was the last book you marked as ‘TBR’?

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
4. What book do you plan to read next?

The Girls by Emma Cline

5. Do you use the star rating system?

Yep, all the time. I always feel guilty going below a 3 though haha.

6. Are you doing a 2017 Reading Challenge?
Hell yeah! Did 100 last year but with loads of third year university work to do this year…I have put it at 50.

7. Do you have a wishlist?
Oh my god, yes and it gets longer and longer everyday!

8. What book do you plan to buy next?
Lunar Park & The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis

9. Do you have any favorite quotes, would you like to share a few?
“We read to know we’re not alone.” ― William Nicholson, Shadowlands

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

10. Who are your favorite authors?

Gillian Flynn

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11. Have you joined any groups?

umm… under My Groups – Addicted to YA, Top 5 Wednesday and Savvy Readers

The week where I try to read loads📚📚

Within the last week I have finished the following books… 

  1. The Girl On The Train 
  2. The Shock of the Fall 
  3. North and South 
  4. Papertowns 

I have also started…

  1. Not that kind of Girl 
  2. The Rosie Project 

This is currently what I am doing with my day…     
Have any of you lovely people read any of the books I mentioned? If so comment below and let me know what you thought, I will be writing reviews for each soon ❤️

Hi, my name is Shannon and I need to be sent to book rehab…

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So over the last two weeks I have purchased a lot of books! I love buying books so much so  prepare yourself…

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I do not have these copies so I thought I would get them…
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I have read The Book Thief but that was when I was at school (so I borrowed it from the library). So I wanted my own copy because I love it so much!

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My bookshelf is already overly full but I cannot seem to stop buying books! FOR MY OWN GOOD, PLEASE SEND ME TO BOOK REHAB! Have you read any of these? ( If so, lets chat)

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Sunday reading 📚📖

Feeling so contempt right now, snuggled on the sofa with a cup of tea and this book. 

  

It’s been three years since the devastating accident … three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Julliard’s rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia’s home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future—and each other.

Told from Adam’s point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I StayWhere She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.

  

More books!

First of all, I just want to say that this time it was not my fault…

Blame my mother.

She did it, okay?

Not me!

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My mum send me a message today saying she bought me some books! She went to a charity shop and picked me up some really nice books and it only came to £4! Four Pounds! When she said that I had a complete Harry Potter (reference to picture) moment. Tea is now everywhere. Below are the titles of the eight books purchased for £4.

  1. About a Boy by Nick Hornby (limited edition one)
  2. Parzival by Wolfram Von Eschenbach
  3. Shakespeare’s England (life in Elizabethian and Jacobbean times)
  4. Rudyard Kipling- The Complete Verse
  5. The Thirty- Nine Steps by John Buchan
  6. Libra by Don Delillo
  7. The poet Wordsworth
  8. Dictionary of Literary Characters by Chambers

So as of yesterday I have 13 new books, wooo!

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