Bookish Discoveries I Made in 2019 AKA My Ode To Audiobooks {Top Ten Tuesday}

My ode to audiobooks

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Today’s all about the bookish discoveries we made in 2019. But instead of multiple bookish discoveries, I want to take this time to rave about THE BEST bookish discovery I made in 2019. It’s the discovery that single-handedly SAVED my reading life this year and I’m not even exaggerating. I’m talking about audiobooks.

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Most Anticipated Book Releases For The First Half Of 2020 {Top Ten Tuesday}

Most Anticipated 2020 Releases

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A new year means new books to look forward to! And boy do I have a lot of books to look forward to. Following are the ten books that are scheduled for release in the first half of 2020 that I’m looking forward to the most! *disclaimer: this in no way means I’ll actually read these in the first half of 2020…*

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Why I’m A Sucker For The Samwises, Hermiones & Nikolais Out There — The 6 Character Traits I Will Always Love Reading About {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about bookish character traits we love reading about. And when thinking about it, I definitely notice a pattern in the character traits of some of my favorite characters. They almost always fall under one of six categories. So without further ado: here are the 6 character traits I will always love reading about!

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Hi, I’m Lindsey And I’m Scared Of Books — Books I’m Avoiding Because They Intimidate Me {Top Ten Tuesday}

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So today was supposed to be about book titles with numbers in them. But I’m changing topic and going with another topic, namely books on my TBR I’m avoiding reading. Why? Because A) I wasn’t feeling the numbers thing and B) I’m having some trouble getting my posts ready in time lately and this post was supposed to be up a few weeks ago and I almost finished it but didn’t get it up on time so voila I can use it now instead!

Which means, today’s all about books on our TBR I’m avoiding reading, and boy do I have some books for you! All of these are highly popular, highly loved books that are basically MUST READS. And yet, I just can’t bring myself to start them. Because they intimidate the life out of me. So please tell me to woman up and just get to these already!

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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}

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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}

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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}

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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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