Reading 101: Book Buying on a Budget

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Book Buying on a Budget
I readily admit that I have a problem – I’m absolutely obsessed with buying books (nevermind the actually reading them part that might be implied by that statement).  Unfortunately, spending absurd sums of money that I don’t possess doesn’t mesh well with my current college student and prospective medical school student status.  Therefore, I’ve become creative with respect to maximizing my steady stream of bookish purchases while simultaneously having enough money to purchase food, pay for laundry, and all of those other unimportant things.

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The Towering TBR Tag

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The Towering TBR Tag
Bookstore sales and coupons will officially be the death of me, as my TBR pile clearly isn’t towering dangerously and threatening to smother me as it is.  Which clearly is NOT cause for alarm, as I continue to indulge in such book hoarding endeavors and have yet to experience death by books.  I’m also fairly talented at acquiring new books at a significantly higher rate than I can feasibly read them while remaining a tolerable human being.

As a result of my astronomically growing, ominously looming TBR pile, I’ve decided to compile an original tag dedicated to those towering TBR piles every reader casually sweeps under the rug with each trip to the bookstore.

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10 Series I’m Marathoning in 2017

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I have an unhealthy book-buying obsession, particularly when it comes to purchasing entire series in a single sitting without having read a single installment in said series.  While this method proves rather unfortunate when I’m assigning a one star review to the first book in the series, my inner perfectionist is overjoyed to see the entire series (with matching covers, of course) perched on my bookshelf.

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Discussion: Where I Get My Books

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Discussion

I’ve never been a huge fan of audiobooks (I expressed my full-fledged dislike of them here), so the majority of the books that I acquire are either physical copies or ebooks.  Considering I’m a poor high school (almost college) student and dedicate nearly all of my money to purchasing books, I try to be as resourceful as possible.  Then again, I still shouldn’t be trusted in a bookstore with a credit card.

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Discussion: Parents in YA Novels

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Discussion

Regardless of my undying love for Young Adult literature, I’m still able to recognize the genre’s stereotypical flaws and pitfalls – most notably, the parents.  The parents and their relationships with their children are often portrayed in an extremely unrealistic manner.  I can guarantee that at age twelve I wasn’t praising my parents left and right or providing them with financial or relationship advice, so why does that seem to be the standard in young adult novels?

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