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Tag: Books I’ll (Probably) Never Read

I saw this tag on Sara’s site The Bibliophagist and since I spent the morning organizing my bookshelves trying to figure out if I should give away some or just buy bigger bookshelves this tag felt so perfect. So, here I go!

A REALLY HYPED BOOK YOU’RE NOT INTERESTED IN READING

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A red pencil on the cover of the book with the title “Educated” on the cover.

Everyone keeps talking about this book and I just have no interest at all. This is probably the book I will be forced to read eventually and adore but I have no interest in voluntarily picking it up.


A SERIES YOU WON’T START / WON’T BE FINISHING

The series A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan was fine but this was a rare middle grade read for me that is really only intended for middle grade readers. It didn’t have layers or meaning outside of the cute story. I know several kids that loved this series but it wasn’t for me so I don’t plan to continue it.


A CLASSIC YOU’RE NOT INTERESTED IN READING

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The silhouette of a man and a cow wrestling in a slaughterhouse is drawn in blue and black.

I am nearly finished reading The Poison Squad and it covers Upton Sinclair’s writing and defending The Jungle. I just know my heart (and my stomach) won’t be able to take it.


A GENRE YOU’VE NEVER READ

Westerns! I just find myself completely uninterested.


A BOOK ON YOUR SHELF YOU’LL (PROBABLY) NEVER READ

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The back of a man and a woman in sepia colors in long coats with the light fading on a city skyline.

I bought this book years ago and I should just admit that I’m not going to read it. It is not that I am uninterested in the subject but rather because it has been decried as being both inaccurate and poorly written. Some people really love it but I just need to admit already that I’m never going to read it.


There is is! I’m not going to tag anyone either but anyone who wants to should go ahead and do it. Just make sure and tag me back so I can see all your answers!


Tell me, please!

What’s a book you’re (probably) never going to read?


 

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Anonymous Bookaholics Book Tag

I haven’t done a bookish tag in for-ev-er. But, since today is Saturday, I am trying to be social, this one felt perfect. When I saw this tag on Caffeinated Fae’s site I knew I wanted to try it myself! And, since I can’t do a tag without going down the rabbit hole I followed the tag to Stephen Writes, My World of Books, Use Your Words, The Bookish Butterfly, and Kristin Kraves Books. Make sure and check them all out!

1. WHAT DO I LIKE ABOUT BUYING NEW BOOKS?

I think of my books as my friends. I love holding in my hands the possibility of an adventure with this new friend and I never feel lonely or afraid when I have a book with me. Buying books is sanity for me.

2. HOW OFTEN DO YOU BUY NEW BOOKS?

I go through seasons with buying books. Sometimes, I will purchase just one new book because it has caught my eye. Occasionally, I splurge and bring home several. I rarely go a solid month without buying one and the more I try to limit myself, the more I buy.

3. BOOKSTORE OR ONLINE SHOPPING: WHICH DO YOU PREFER?

I don’t have a preference. Now that I live in Chicago I can actually walk to an independent bookstore. This is my favorite thing to do and I would like to buy all of my books from them. I’ll admit, I also like to buy online too. I call this retail therapy. What I do is put books onto wish lists and then when I get really really mad at the world I just buy them all. I don’t even review my order. The box comes and it is like a time capsule of all the times I put aside a little something for future-me. Come to think of it, I haven’t done this in quite some time!

4. DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE BOOKSHOP?

I have favorite stores in all the towns I have lived in. Here in Chicago I have two – Unabridged Bookstore (the one walking distance from my new place) and Women and Children First. Both are independent bookstores and I love them both equally.

I also like ordering things from book depository online.

5. DO YOU PRE-ORDER BOOKS?

I have! I don’t always because sometimes I just put what I want on my wish list but I have certainly made sure that Penny Reid’s new romantic comedy was on my Kindle as soon as possible.

6. DO YOU HAVE A MONTHLY BUYING LIMIT?

Nope. I’m lucky that when I ask family for gift cards they give me gift cards. I’m also the first to budget tightly on other things so I always have a little left over for books. I consider myself very lucky.

7. HOW BIG IS YOUR WISH LIST?

It is as big as my to-be-read list on Goodreads. But, instead of having a monthly buying limit I have a bookshelf with four shelves. I cannot have more un-read books in my house than I have room on these shelves. Otherwise everything in my house would be made of bookshelves (bed frame, kitchen counters – its all possible according to Pinterest!)

8. WHICH 3 BOOKS FROM YOUR WISH LIST DO YOU WISH TO OWN RIGHT NOW?

Right before everything shut down for COVID19 I ordered everything on my immediate want list so I don’t have anything. I’m sure I could head over to my TBR and figure out which three I wanted next but those four bookshelves are crammed full of books.


I’m tagging anyone who wants to participate with this tag.

Tell me, please!

What are your book buying habits?