Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Top 5 Wednesday: Bookish Things I've Changed My Mind About


Hi all! It's another Wednesday and I'm about to head into a super busy week. Finals week starts today and I also am working over 40 hours at work this week. However, for some reason I'm not stressed? Anyway, today's prompt is bookish things I've changed my mind about. These can be anything from tropes in books to merch to other things. Let's go ahead and dive in!

1. The first bookish thing I've changed my mind about is book subscription boxes. As much as I love some of the items I've gotten in boxes, I did a destash this month and there's a lot of items I get in boxes that I never use and they just sit around. I'd prefer to buy specific merch pieces that I know I'll love rather than pay $40-$60 to get random merch for a book I potentially haven't even read. Image from Cratejoy

2. I used to not like contemporaries at all. All the ones I had tried to read were boring and I couldn't bring myself to buy more. However, lately I've discovered some newer released contemporaries that actually sound interesting. I've also read a few contemporaries lately that I've enjoyed more than the ones I read a few years ago. I'm still super picky with contemporaries, but I don't automatically shy away from them anymore. Image from Boulder Writing Studio

3. I've also changed my mind about ebooks. I went through a span where I read a lot of stories on Fanfic.net and Wattpad but when I got back into reading I refused to read ebooks over physical books. Even though I still prefer physical books over ebooks, I read a lot more ebooks than I used to. I'll be reading more ebooks especially with study abroad coming up when I can't bring physical books with me. Image from American Libraries Magazine

4. I also make more strict TBRs now. I used to make small TBR's with one or two books I'd want to read but I've found that if I have a big TBR list not only am I motivated to read more books throughout the month, but that I don't get into a hole of finishing a book, not knowing what to read next, and then not reading for two or three days. Image from Epic Reads

5. Though there are many more bookish things I've changed my mind about, the last one I'm going to discuss is unhauling books. I used to think that if I owned a book I needed to keep it. This stemmed from wanting to have huge bookshelves filled with all of these gorgeous books. But I've unhauled more and more books lately of books that brought me more stress than happiness to have on my shelf. If I don't think I'll ever read it or if I didn't like a book, I'm not going to keep it around just for the sake of owning books. 

Well, those are my top 5! I have a few others that I've changed my mind about, such as hardcovers vs paperbacks, dog-earing pages and annotating, and lending books to friends but I feel as if the ones I talked about in depth worked best for my top 5. Have you changed your mind about any of these things? Let me know down below! 



Thanks for reading!
xoxo
Lauren



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