I took part in a bookish post-every-day-on-Instagram-challenge-type-thing last month and I thought I would share some of what happened. I know I said a while ago I would post more of my Instagram photos on here and I did, once, so maybe I should do something like this instead? Anyway on to the photos.
I think March was one of the only months where I made an actual TBR, I never do this because I don’t stick to it. As you can probably see I only read 2 of the books that were originally on my TBR. And I should point out that I did start the other two, I just found something more interesting to read. This happens a lot, in fact it happens so much I have at least 20 half finished books on my shelves.
I used to read during the day and then maybe for an hour at night. Now I pretty much only read on the train. The challenge for the right photo was to share an image of my “book nook” which is hard to do when you read on the train. Also can we just talk about how silly the concept of a “book nook” is. Like apparently it’s this special place with cushions and lights where people read. Yeah no… my book nook is wherever I happen to be.
It’s so nice having a dog who will literally do anything for a tennis ball. This includes allowing us to put clothes on him for the Instagram likes.
If someone asks me what my favourite book is, I’m almost certainly going to mention Harry Potter. But the thing is, I read The Philosopher’s Stone last year and I didn’t love it. The writing wasn’t the best. You could tell it was JK’s first book. So now I can’t tell if I love these books because of nostalgia or if the series got better as it went on. I might do a full re-read of the series over the summer. Anyone want to join me?
So a few months ago my sister got this duvet cover and I fell in love with it. It just looked so good in the background of photos. So eventually I caved and bought the same set. Now my sister and I have matching duvet covers.
At the start of every year I do a big clear out of my books and donate anything I didn’t like or won’t read again. Only problem is this leaves my shelves in quite a state. Eventually my bookcase annoyed me so much I did a full reorganisation (which took a whole day to do). But in the end I managed to make some more space!
I have really been trying to not buy so many books, and it’s sort of working. A number of people suggested I try a read-3-buy-1 type thing. I haven’t managed that but I only bought 4 books in March and I’ve finished 2 of them already which isn’t so bad.