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Books Over TV

I love to acquire, hoard, stack, shelve, smell, read and share books. I review books. I stare at books. You get it, right?


Currently reading

Beyond Freedom: Disrupting the History of Emancipation (UnCivil Wars Ser.)
Justin Behrend, Professor Richard Newman, Carole Emberton, Kate Masur, Hannah Rosen, Thavolia Glymph, Stephen Berry, Brenda E. Stevenson, Chandra Manning, Susan Eva O'Donovan, Jim Downs, Amy Taylor, James Oakes, Greg Downs, Eric Foner, Eric Foner, David W. Blight
A Tangled Web: Mata Hari: Dancer, Courtesan, Spy
Mary W. Craig
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What I've been doing....
What I've been doing....

 When I first discovered YouTube/BookTube I went crazy with purchasing all the hyped Young Adult books. I've read over 100 and have found a few gems but for me they are redundant and sometimes too juvenile in content. Last Year I donated over 300 books to my local library and was extremely pleased to do so. However, I was disgusted by my lack of research and bandwagon behavior. 


I held on to some of the unread YA books just not wanting to lose more money or acknowledge the obvious...I needed that space for all the books piled on my floor! On Saturday night at 6pm I got up off my comfy chair and got busy. Remember, I declared 2015 as the year to declutter and refresh. Around 2:40 am I had reorganized 5 bookcases, pulled over 120 books, and felt a sense of accomplishment. 


I was committed to sell the pulled unread/new books to recoup some of my funds but have again decided to donate them to a library that doesn't receive adequate funding for YA and new/current books. I've been making better decisions when purchasing kindle and physical books. Also, I'm now confidant in the genres that I love and know I don't need to acquire any new books. I just need to read.....QUICKLY. Lol