Fun Things to do with your Books

I am relatively sure that everyone here knows that reading is a pretty common thing to do with your books.

But it’s far from the only thing to do…

Apart from reading and reviewing books, I spend an unbelievable amount of time playing with my books as well. Now, don’t worry. I’m not kicking it around, or dressing them up to be married to each other (Although, I’d be absolutely thrilled to see the forbidden love child between “One Night That Changes Everything” and “A Court of Mist and Fury”)

No… I do other stuff. Most of you know about bookstagram, but that’s really just taking pictures–I do that all the time.

But, here are some things I play with my books:

1. Tetris

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Any reader who have tried to be low on shelf space has probably played around with this. It can be pretty fun to see if you can have som empty spaces around. (As opposed to actual Tetris, book shelf tetris is about not making a row. We won’t have the books to disappear, right?)

2. Poetry

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This is actually inspired from bookstagram, and it can be quite a challenge. I kept wishing I had a book titled “in”, “with” or “to”. But, I made it work anyway.

3. Practise the Alphabet

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Every time I sort my books alphabetically, I sing the Alphabet song to myself. I’m actually getting quite good at it.

Basically, I spend waay too much time just staring at my books, fixing them, stacking them etc.

What do you do that’s fun with your books? Do you take them outside? Do you lend them to strangers? Etc. Please let me know ❤

How do I choose?

I have zero self control when it comes to books. Lately, I’ve just been buying’buying’buying then whenever I could get away with it.

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Unfortunately that means I have a ton of books, and no idea what to read first.

– I try to switch it up. Sometimes fantasy, sometimes sci-fi and sometimes a romance…

Whenever I’ve been fully immersed in a series, I try to go for another genre to act as a pallet cleanser. Keeps me from mixing up the worlds in my mind.

But it’s getting harder and harder.

I’ve been trying to look at book challenges but I just can’t seem to find one that fits.

How do you guys choose what to read? Teach me, sensei!

Books. Books. Books.

When is it time to realize that I might have a serious Bookaholic problem?

Yesterday, the very first day of June, I went out to buy six books. A friend of mine had a few she wanted to sell, and I jumped at the chance… No biggie, right?

Except… I somehow managed to arrive home with 29 books instead.

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^ I had planned to buy; “Under the Never Sky” triology, “Inside Out”, “Outside In” and “Miss Peregrines home for peculiar children”…

Obviously THAT didn’t go as planned…

And believe it or not… this isn’t even all I’ve bought bookwise in this month already.

In addition to the wonderful books above, I have 27 books being mailed to me by a friend right as I write this.

Along with 23 books being shipped from awesomebooks.

Along with thenerdybookwormbox for June, and the Fairyloot box for July.

And it is the second day on June… The second…

And last month I bought 126 books…

That’s completely normal, right?

Right?!

May Wrap-Up and Bookhaul.

Considering that it’s currently 1AM, and I am typing this from my phone, this post will probably be relatively short. And filled with typos. Sorry!

The month of May was pretty amazing in its own right.

I got my former reading speed back!

When I was younger, I used to breeze through 1 or 2 books a day. I read the entire Harry Potter series in five days.

So it’s safe to say that I’m a fast reader. Even more so when I’m interested in the book.

However, as I was ruthlessly forced to do this adult thingy, I stopped reading fast. Or reading at all.

But, these 15 books were devoured this May:

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And while that isnt my best ever, it is getting close.

Have you read any of the books on thw picture? How many books did you read this month? What was your favorite?

For me, I absolutely adored “A Court of Mist and Fury” and “Cruel Beauty”.

And now to something slightly embarrassing…

On instagram I kept seeing how people felt bad about buying books in quantities of 20 to 40 books during May.

Which I can totally understand. But… I’m worse.

Don’t believe me? This is my May Book Haul:

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126 books. I repeat: 126 books.

Woops?

How many books did you buy in the month of May?