Books I Already Own On Audio Or E-book, But Also Really Want A Physical Copy Of So They Can Look Pretty On My Book Shelves {Top Ten Tuesday}

190827 Physical Copies

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Today’s all about books I already read and own, but want a second copy of. More specifically, the books I own as e-book or audiobook already, but reeeeaaally want a physical copy of as well to put on my book shelves. Because as much as I love e-books and audiobooks, they come with a major downside: you can’t put them on your shelves to stare at all day. And for me, when I really love a book, I feel like I also need a physical copy, like it’ll last longer. Does that make any sense?

So why don’t I just buy second copies? Well, I’m really cheap and can’t justify spending money on a second copy. Or I can, but it takes aaaaages to convince myself it’s a good idea. So I ask for them as gifts instead, but then this takes a long time as well since birthdays only happen once a year… So fellow book worms, please feel free to convince me in the comments and tell me what book/series I really do need to get a physical copy of!

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Bookish Trope Face-Off (In Which I Force Myself To Choose Between Tropes) {Top Ten Tuesday}

190820 Trope Face-Off

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Today’s all about our favorite tropes, but I felt this was leaning a little close to this recent post, so I decided to mix it up just a bit and randomly select a few tropes, face them off against each other, and have me choose a winner. Sounds like fun, right! (Not really ’cause I’m terrible at making choices, but I think I did okay…)

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Book Characters I’d Love to Be Besties With {Top Ten Tuesday}

190813 Book Besties

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Today’s all about book besties. As in, which fictional character would I love to have as a best friend in my life? And argh, this was actually quite difficult, because as much as I love friendships in books, I always tend to love them in groups. I love the friendships themselves and I just want in on that. But this time I thought about some singular characters I really want as my best friend, and I succeeded (mostly):

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In Which I Give Some Opinions AKA Yay or Nay — My Thoughts On A Few Book Cover Redesigns {Top Ten Tuesday}

190806 Book Cover Redesigns

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Today, we talk about some cover redesigns! Sometimes cover redesigns are good, sometimes they are bad and sometimes they just annoy us because our books don’t match anymore. Either way, there’s always something to say about them, and that’s what I’m doing today. Saying something. About them. Let’s go!

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Books To Read If You Love Pen Pal Romances {Top Ten Tuesday}

190730 Books To Read If You Love Pen Pal Romances

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Today’s topic was a freebie and I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about a trope I love dearly, and yet doesn’t seem to be very popular in common media: the pen pal romance. I LOVE pen pal romances. Maybe it’s because I myself am an awkward potato in real life and am much more comfortable expressing myself in writing. I just love the idea of opening up to someone in writing and falling in love with the other person’s writing and words, without even knowing what they look like. Whenever I come across this concept in a book, I am reduced to a swoony, smiling pile of happiness on the floor. Seriously.

Also, please note that when I say pen pal romance I include the whole range of pen pal media: written letters, email, chat or texts. Either one does the trick for me!

So without further ado, I present to you my nine favorite pen pal romances:

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K-Drama Settings & Plots I Want To See More Of In Books {Top Ten Tuesday}

190723 Kdrama settings and plots

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Today’s post kind of came about through a massive detour. The original post should have been about ‘settings I want to see more of in books’. But then I got to thinking about k-dramas (because I do tend to think about k-dramas quite often) and how one of the reasons I love them so much are their settings. And as I was making the list, the settings somehow got entwined with the plots and well… my post got away from me a bit so I present to you… the k-drama settings and plots I want to see more of in books!

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I’d Read Their Grocery List If They’d Let Me — The Auto-Buy Authors That Own My Wallet {Top Ten Tuesday}

190716 auto-buy authors

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Today’s all about auto-buy authors and boy, do I have some auto-buy authors! Below are the authors I’d happily buy any book of because they have proven to me that I will enjoy pretty much anything they write. Side note: this doesn’t necessarily mean I’ve already read every single book they’ve written, only that I already read enough to know I’m planning to read ’em all.

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The Secondary Characters That Own My Heart {Top Ten Tuesday}

190709 Secondary Characters

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Today was a character freebie and this could have gone so many ways, but in the end I chose to gush a bit about my favorite secondary characters ever, because really I adore these characters so much that I just jumped on the opportunity to rave about them some more.

Also, while making this post, I realised that I could have easily written this same exact post about 3 years ago (with some exceptions) so why don’t I have any more recent favorite secondary characters? Do I just love these ones so much no other character can live up to them? I don’t know… So let me know your favorite secondary characters, and if they are from more recent books or also a bit more aged like mine!

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My Childhood Favorites — Baby-Sitters, Aliens, Dolphin Childs & Loads of Creepy Stories {Top Ten Tuesday}

190702 Childhood Favorites

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Today’s all about childhood favorites, and boy did I enjoy taking a walk down memory lane. I forgot about some of these books until writing this post and writing it made me want to reread all of these though sadly I don’t own most of them anymore. Thinking about this list does confirm to me that I’ve ALWAYS been a reader and though book slumps may occur from time to time, I shouldn’t worry about them. This love of books has been going strong for 33 years and is obviously not going anywhere anytime soon 🙂 So for now, walk down memory lane with me as I present: my childhood favorites!

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Books On My Summer 2019 TBR (AKA The Summer I’ll Try To Catch Up On All The Amazing New Books I Missed While I Was Adulting) {Top Ten Tuesday}

190625 Summer 2019 TBR

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Today is all about our summer TBR. Now, normally, this is the time where I make a list of all cute contemporaries I want to read because for some reason summer means contemporaries for me. But not this year. This year, because of moving and adulting and stuff, I have an unfortunate backlog of a lot of books that already came out earlier in the year that I REALLY want to get to. SO the summertime, when life usually gets a little less busy, seems like the PERFECT time to catch up.

Here are twelve books on my Summer TBR:

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