How to Survive a Self-Imposed Book Buying Ban (From Someone Who is Currently in One)

How to Survive a Self-Imposed Book Buying Ban (From Someone Who is Currently in One)

The average American spends a mere $34.55 on books in a year. But rather than that being due to cost-savvy reading practices, it’s more because most North Americans simply don’t read, with the average American reading little more than 1 book per month. But if you’re here reading this, you probably aren’t the average American….

The Cheapest Way to Read Books in 2024 (from a Penny-Pinching Bookworm)
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The Cheapest Way to Read Books in 2024 (from a Penny-Pinching Bookworm)

We’ve all been there. You look at your teetering tower of books and think, “I might have a problem.” But fear not, fellow bibliophiles! Your love for reading does not have to come at the expense of your wallet. In this article, we’re going to explore the cheapest ways to get your hands on your…

Are Book Subscription Boxes Worth It? Honest Thoughts from a Book-Crazy Collector
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Are Book Subscription Boxes Worth It? Honest Thoughts from a Book-Crazy Collector

One day you’re scrolling through Instagram or TikTok and come across a post featuring a gorgeous book with custom artwork and sprayed edges. It might just be the most beautiful book you’ve ever seen. Suddenly, you must have it — but wait! You can only get it if you join a monthly book box subscription service. This…

What Makes a Book Young Adult, Really? A Look at the Increasingly Ambiguous Class of Books That Now Attracts More Adults Than Teens

What Makes a Book Young Adult, Really? A Look at the Increasingly Ambiguous Class of Books That Now Attracts More Adults Than Teens

Back in the day, there was young adult fiction and adult fiction, and the difference between the two was very easily discernable. A quick Google search will tell you that young adult books are for those aged 12-18. The young adult books of my day definitely fit into that category and included titles such as…

Where to Find Pretty Books for Your Fantasy Collection (No Subscriptions Required!)

Where to Find Pretty Books for Your Fantasy Collection (No Subscriptions Required!)

Last fall, I fell in love with physical books again—specifically, beautiful, special editions of my favorite books. It turns out that reading and book collecting are two totally separate but equally valid hobbies. But finding beautiful books is also not as easy as it sounds. Many of the lauded subscription services like Fairy Loot, OwlCrate,…

How to Choose Your Next Book When You Feel Overwhelmed by Choices

How to Choose Your Next Book When You Feel Overwhelmed by Choices

With 2.2 million new books published every year, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to decide how to choose your next book. After all, you can only read so many! (As depressing as that is.) As a reader, you want to discover books that will not only hold your interest but also expand your…

How to Get Out of a Reading Slump: Proven Strategies for Reviving Your Love of Books

How to Get Out of a Reading Slump: Proven Strategies for Reviving Your Love of Books

It’s a familiar feeling: you’ve finished an incredible book or series, and suddenly, it seems as though no other book can live up to the experience. You find yourself in a reading slump, unable to regain that spark of excitement for picking up a new book. Fear not—this guide will help you overcome that slump…

OwlCrate Review: Should You Subscribe to This Monthly Book Box?
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OwlCrate Review: Should You Subscribe to This Monthly Book Box?

As a book lover, I am always looking for ways to discover new and exciting reads. That’s when I stumbled upon OwlCrate, a subscription box service designed for avid readers like myself. Every box is carefully curated around a specific theme and includes a hardcover novel, often with an exclusive cover and signed by the…

How to Annotate Books to Enhance Your Reading Experience (Without Marking Up Your Books!)
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How to Annotate Books to Enhance Your Reading Experience (Without Marking Up Your Books!)

When you start annotating, it becomes more than just reading words on a page; it becomes an interactive, mentally stimulating venture. You’ll find yourself absorbed and excited as you unlock the true potential of your understanding. Trust me, once you begin annotating, your passion for literature and learning will only grow stronger. I started annotating…