AlwaysReiding_defending yourself as a readerDefending Yourself as a Reader

All of my life, I have heard that I read too much. That I spent entire vacations with my face in a book versus seeing the location. I have heard people who don’t get it, so called ‘readers’ tell me to butt out of conversations by going to read a book. People have even tried to bribe me with books. While some of it may be good natured,

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Bout of Books
Bout of Books

I am so excited to be part of the Bout of Books readathon (starting TODAY!!!!). This is the 17th round of Bout of Books, and I want to try and get 7 books read and 7 reviews written/edited/posted. We shall see…
If you want to try and participate, visit Bout of Books and sign up today! It’s free, so why wouldn’t you? There are some awesome people and you’re sure to hear about some awesome books!

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading

Each Monday, The Book Date asks what we’re reading…  Please visit the site to link up your current list and hold yourself accountable. Also, you can visit some great blogs who are also doing this meme… It’s pretty awesome.

In the last week, I read 5 books–I am super happy about this! I am now at 117 books read for the year (my Goodreads challenge goal is 200).

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Everything But: A Review of Carolyn Parkhurst’s Harmony

I saw the cover of Carolyn Parkhurst’s Harmony and fell in love. The colors, the scenery, the two girls set apart from one another… I had a story in my head as soon as I saw it. I picked it up shortly after its August 2, 2016 release day via my Kindle. There was a huge overnight push once I was into it to finish it.

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It’s Monday, What are You Reading?

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading

Each Monday, The Book Date asks what we’re reading…  Please visit the site to link up your current list and hold yourself accountable. Also, you can visit some great blogs who are also doing this meme… It’s pretty awesome.

In the last week, I hit over 110 books read for the year (my Goodreads challenge goal is 200–I went through a new system of book record keeping so I found out I lost about 7 books,

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Sing-Along-SaturdayEach Saturday, Bookish Things and More asks readers to Sing Along and feature a specific themed song. And, because it is a lot of fun, I am doing just that–so hear me sing along. Be sure to check out the site and submit yours today!

Today’s Prompt: A song that makes you rock and roll…

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It’s crazy how happy and dancey I get…

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Pop Manga: Camilla d’Errico’s New Coloring Book

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Have you ever wanted to collaborate with a famous artist? Pop Manga, Camilla d’Errico’s New Coloring Book gives readers the opportunity to do that, surrounded by the artists awesome world.

Camilla draws heavily on pop and manga/anime influences, creating a world that can only come out of the imagination. While I don’t consider myself an anime fan, d’Errico’s take on the genre helps me get closer to the point where I could be a fan of the genre.

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading Each Monday, The Book Date asks what we’re reading…  Please visit the site to link up your current list and hold yourself accountable. Also, you can visit some great blogs who are also doing this meme… It’s pretty awesome.

In the last week, I hit over 110 books read for the year (my Goodreads challenge goal is 200) So, without further ado, here are the books I am currently reading!

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Format Matters: Ebook Vs Physical Book

040810_1333_TimeGoesBy1.jpgI’m going to be a bit revolutionary today.

To some readers, format matters. I’ve seen ebook only readers, and I’ve seen physical book only readers… People, we shouldn’t be fighting over this! We’re readers, we enjoy things that most of the population can only hope to enjoy–yes, that’s true. However, when you’re judging me for carrying one e-reader versus eight books in my bag,

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I get a lot of fuss about the extent and speed to which I read.

Some people get really annoyed when you talk about the number of books a person reads and acts like if you read more than 5-12 books a year, you don’t have a life. I happen to have a life, and have learned how NOT to take offense when people say things like ‘You must not have any hobbies,’

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