For quite a long time, I was a little off with e books. For me, they didn’t feel the same as holding a real paperback book in my hands, and it was as if some of the magic had been taken away.
My tablet came pre-loaded with Google Books, and I’d been on the Book Store to download a couple of my favourite free books. I hadn’t yet bought and paid for anything though.
I am, by my own admission, not a very fast reader. It can take me up to a week to read your average 300 page novel. But, every so often, inspiration springs forth from god knows where and I manage to beast through a whole book in just a day. It doesn’t happen quite as much as I’d like it to, but I think its rarity is what makes it all that more special.
Sometimes, I do find that magic lengthy book that I just cannot put down, but more often than not the books that I manage it through within 24 hours are quite short. It still counts though, as every second spent reading matters.
Hands up who remembers when I last did a book haul? So much for it being a monthly thing, right? It’s been so long that I know there are so many books unaccounted for, but they’ll just have to wait another while yet. In September I was on a quite long book ban, and it extended into October a bit. So, it makes sense to mark my return to book hauling with a November pick, as that was when I did most of the damage.
Much as I love fiction, I do also love a little bit of non fiction from time to time. I admit, most of the non fiction books I read tend to be celebrity autobiographies. Even then, a lot of them are comedians. I’m not saying I have form, but yeah, I have form.
Some of these are a little based on the writer’s stand up routines, so you do need to keep in mind that if you’ve seen their shows it’s going to be more than a little familiar. If you’ve got a funny bone, you’ll really love these.
Back again with the trying to cull my TBR. This challenge was created by Lia over at Lost In A Story and the rules are pretty straightforward.
All you need to do is:
- Go to your Goodreads TBR shelf
- List it in ascending order.
- Pick the first five (or ten if you feel adventurous)
- Decide whether to keep the book on your TBR or pull an Elsa and Let It Go.