One day I will have my own home library

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For years and years and years, I’ve always wanted my own library. Not too fused on fanciness, I just want high and wide bookshelves, and a ladder πŸ™‚ I’ve been collecting my stash for a few years now. Beforehand, I was perfectly happy with just borrowing from the library, and I still do now. However, I’m not happy when I have to give them back!

So one day, I will have a beautiful library. Doesn’t have to be a big room, it can be a portion of a room, but as long as I have lots and lots of books and a comfy chair to sit in, I’ll be very happy.

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sharing some titles from my bookfest collection last week. I’ve got plenty more to share over the next few days 😊

 
Happy reading!

Nat πŸ“š 

Audible – Now you can really have books with you everywhere!

I braved the big bad ebook world for a third time three months ago. I’ve tried it a few times over the years and have always ended up selling my reader because I just couldn’t get into it. It felt like I was betraying my faithful paperbacks. However, living in small quarters,  with not a lot of room for paperbacks, I’ve come to appreciate ebooks. Especially seeing as I have over 220 free ones! 

So I decided to try Audible. Books that read to you 😳 Sounded crazy at first, however, I’m under two hours from finishing my first, If I Can’t Have You a true crime story, and loving it! I listen to it at the gym, three mornings a week.

 
Really is the best of all book worlds. Doesn’t matter where you are, a book is always with you. Or me 😊. I think it would make a difference if you got a reader who wasn’t very nice to listen to, but this man is very smooth. Enjoyable. Or maybe I enjoy it more because it’s an accent other than my own, Australian 😜 

The next drama is deciding what to Listen to next, a choice that’s difficult no matter what sort of book you have 😁

Try out audible.com if you haven’t yet πŸ‘πŸΌ

Happy listening/reading 

Nat πŸ“š

And the two winners of the true crime books are…

thank you to those who entered to win Deliver Us by Kathryn Casey and Columbine by Dave Cullen. The two winners are; 

  • Johnna – Columbine
  • Terri – Deliver Us

Both winners have been emailed with the news and can expect their ebook within the week. 

Thanks again and look out for future ebook comps!

Happy reading

Nat πŸ“š

A healthy stash to add to the collection

Today, I took a break from study and went to a book sale. Armed with my little suitcase on wheels and some enviro bags, I spent about four hours browsing rows and rows of books. Many genres; reference, children’s, hardcover, paperback. It’s really one of my favourite times of the year. Comes twice a year, beginning and middle time of the year. 

Funny things is I’ve read only one in my own library. And my library is… Big. I catalogued them (that’s how I avoid buying doubles) and was disappointed. I didn’t get enough πŸ˜• 46, 47, 48, 49… One off 50. If I had of got 50 exactly, maybe I’d be satisfied… Nah, there’s no such thing when it comes to books! 

  
Happy reading 

Nat πŸ“š

Review: Murder in the Heartland – M. W. Phelps

I haven’t been reading for pleasure lately as I’m snowed under with study assignments. So I thought I’d give a brief review on a previousΒ  book I’ve read.

It was a year or two ago, and I read the paperback version but here is the ebook details;

81vATzGu1IL._SL1500_Murder in the Heartlands – By M. W. Phelps

If you’re not familiar with the true crime it involves the death of 23 yrs young, Bobbie Jo Stinnett, who at the time of her murder was 8 months pregnant with her first child. A very sad story, although there is a happy ending if you can really call it that, I suppose. But I enjoyed it.

I admit I’ve seen amazon reviews that have complained about editing issue etc. but I’m not sure if they were there in the paperback, and I read it too long ago to remember specific things like that. I can usually get past those sorts of things anyhow. If the story is good, I’ll read it.

So if you’re an M. W. Phelps reader and haven’t read this one yet, a true crime fan, or (at the risk of sounding morbidly sick) enjoy this type of crime (fetus stealing) then I’d recommend you try this book out and see for yourself.

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Happy Reading

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New purchases

I’ve been a bit quite the last week, I’ve been madly attending to a mass of assignments which I’m still attending too. Of course, I’ve still been making purchases πŸ˜œπŸ“šπŸ“š 

Here’s a few, I’ll post the rest shortly. Happy reading!

Nat πŸ“š