Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I'm a Bibliophile + Waiting on Wednesday

Vodka and Soda

I probably should have seen this coming...I mean my parents have over half a dozen book shelves and our entire family has always had a love of reading. Now of course my reading is split between the cost and convenience of my Kindle app. When I first started, I used iBooks, but quickly switched over to Amazon much like most of my shopping, lol. The convenience of reading on digital devices, across multiple devices and having it sink is amazing! I also love not carrying around and ruining my books.

Plus, when I have a bad day I can turn to my favorite book that I read time and again even though I don't carry the book with me. It sits on a shelf but is always available on my phone to offer me that escape from whatever reality I'm running from.


Another HUGE reason I still read a lot of "real books" is the cost of eBooks. Without the need for physical materials, storage, etc...I cannot fathom paying more than $5 for a digital copy I don't really own and therefore can't pass down to my children. I mean, when I can pay sometimes less than double for the physical copy, it's a no-brainer to me! The cheap $2-$3 books are perfect for eBook. If I really want it, I can invest in the physical copy of the book and I've done this for many of my favorites.

This is me finding a rare copy of the hard cover Beautiful Disaster, but they're getting ready to release 3,000 more copies so it won't be so rare anymore :(

I cannot seem to get enough of books. I also cannot remember a time in my life I didn't want to read. Now, in college I didn't let myself read AT ALL, because I knew I would be less likely to actually get all of my homework done. I did allow myself to watch TV and that's how I became obsessed with One Tree Hill, but that's another confessions post.

Anyway, this girl that reads up to 10 books a month gave up reading fiction books for FIVE years and then after college it took me several months to find a book that caught my interest. I know Harry Potter was huge during my book ban, and that played a small part in me not reading the series, but I also claim there's not enough of a love story to hold my interest. I'm not sure if this is true. I never tried to read them like I tried to read the Hunger Games Trilogy and just couldn't get into them.

As part of this Bibliophile confession, I thought I'd share my version of Waiting on Wednesday. These are the books left to come in the last half of 2014 that I can't wait for.

Rogue
by Katy Evans 7/29/14
Ugly Love
by Colleen Hoover 8/5/14
Pulse
by Gail McHugh 8/12/14 (available eBook now for $7.49)
One More Chance
by Abbi Glines 9/2/14
Sublime
by Christina Lauren
Dirty Rowdy Thing
by Christina Lauren
Captivated by You
by Sylvia Day - No Release Date
You Were Mine
by Abbi Glines 12/2/14

What books are you waiting on?

19 comments:

  1. I will read anything if it has a love story, and sometimes I read things without love stories, but I can't read things that are completely devoid of love. That makes no sense. I can't read a lot of my husbands favourite books because they just aren't my kind of books. I can read Harry Potter, but I would say if you're after a love story, it isn't it. I agree with you on the actual books though, and I am not a huge fan of paying for e-books at all, because I don't feel I really own it! Have you heard of thriftbooks.com? If you dont mind second hand books, they are brilliant. $3-$4 for most books. I love them.

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  2. i just started reading again. for a long time, that fell by the wayside but my problem was reading on a tablet and being 1 app away from the internet is just too distracting so i've gone back to physical books.

    thanks for linking up!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  3. I've never used an e-reader...I feel like I would not like to stare at the screen since I already stare at my computer screen and my cell phone too much, but then again, I never tried using one so I guess I shouldn't jump to conclusions. I prefer to have the hard copy of the book so that it's always available for me to re-read or to lend to a friend. Where did you end up finding Beautiful Disaster?

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  4. I love reading, nothing wrong with that! I can lose hours upon hours in a bookstore!

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  5. I love to read as well! I have a two hour commute each day (an hour each way) and I use it to dig into a good book. I cant read a paper book on the bus though because it makes me nauseous. Thankfully, I don't have that problem with my iPad so I use my kindle app. I am not sure why that doesn't make me nauseous but I am thankful it doesn't so I don't question it, lol.

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  6. I love reading. I also only read real books, I like them better than ebooks.

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  7. I could not agree with this more! Recently I haven't been buying any books because between NetGalley and the digital library I've been able to find everything I need/want to read. However, I've definitely read a few favorites and I plan on eventually buying the "real" book for my collection.

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  8. I never finished HP but I loved the Hunger Games and the House of Night series.

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  9. Oh my gosh I love to read!!! And i love the ease of ebooks, but I hate that there isn't a physical thing to keep. Bookshelves are some of my favorite pieces of furniture.

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  10. I don't really know how you find out about all the yet to be released books. I love to read but it is usually based on what is in the library or what is on my endless list of book to read. Love stories are the best, then mysteries.

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  11. I read so much less since starting the blog (and now just read blogs) :) but I've been trying to make time to read. I just finished the Interestings, it was pretty good. I'm so behind on what is current though, I just tag books that seem interesting in Goodreads and just go there when I am reading to buy a book. Our library has where you can download ebooks, which I love.

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  12. I read all the time but only actual books, I don't enjoy it on an ereader.

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  13. I love books and reading the odd thing is that I'm the only one in my immediate family that feels this way everyone makes fun of me for being a nerd but I'm old enough to not care... lol

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  14. I'm SO with you on reading actual books and on a digital device for convenience. A lot of my books that I want to read are like 400+ pages sometimes and let's just face it, no one has room for that in their handbag. Lol. And THANK YOU I was never one to get into the Harry Potter craze either. I have the first five books and I stopped in the middle of the fifth...just couldn't go on with it anymore haha.

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  15. I just love books and I couldn't agree with you more! I love my Nook for convenience and all the free books you can download, but nothing beats a real book.

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  16. I love iPad mini for reading since its so much more convenient than carrying around a book, but there's nothing like buying a new book either! i usually treat myself twice a year when B&N has a huge clearance sale and I can score last year's best selling books for $2 or $3 :)

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  17. I love reading as well but I have to have a hard copy. Don't know what it is. And it really makes me sad that hard copy books may be obsolete in the years to come.

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  18. I like to have real books of ones I know I will want to lend to friends but have been using the Kindle for the most part otherwise. I have over 500 on there!!

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  19. I'm the same way! If the ebook is just as much as the regular hardcopy, you best believe I'm getting the hardcopy!

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