Reading & Book Collecting.

Hello Bookish People! Hope all are doing well. “Why do you collect books? You can read them on your kindle.” Have mundanes said this to your reader’s hearts? Did they tell you that “buying books is a waste of money”? Oh, the way it breaks our hearts… So today, I will be discussing reading and book collecting.

Book Reading.

Reading is a hobby. Some people read books to gain knowledge, while some read for escapism. Some prefer physical copies over e-books or vice versa. For many people, the format of the book does not matter.

Book Collecting.

Book Collecting is also a hobby. These people are readers who like to read and build up their own collection by buying and collecting books. I personally count myself as a reader and a book collector. The only problem here is that book collectors run out of space easily XD.

I feel that book collectors are not understood by the people. Readers like to build their own library which is completely fine. Physical books Vs e-books will always be on as it is very preferential. Not all readers are book collectors as many are comfortable with any format. But many want to make their room aesthetic by showcasing their babies and building a mini library they always dreamt of!

People don’t object to a reader but will always object to a person who calls themselves a book collector. Accept us and show us some love too hahaha.

This is a short post, but let me know in the comments your thoughts on this topic!
Happy Reading!
Rabhya.

Book Haul!

Hello Bookish People! Today I will be showing some books that I brought and received from January to August. During my summer vacation, I visited a second-hand bookstore and got some books. I haven’t done a haul so I decided to show all the books that I have brought and received since January!

So in total, I have brought 17 books so far, one book is not there in this photo as I have given it to my friend for reading, and the other one I completely forgot to include XD.

January~

I was gifted these books and I have read I Love You So Mochi. I had started The Secret History but I have left it halfway. I received Not Here To Be Liked by the publisher.

February~

I got these books from a book fair that was there near my home. I wanted to start reading self-help books so I brought two self-help books and one murder mystery!

March~

I brought The Cousins from amazon as I was going on a trip to meet my cousins, so I wanted to match the occasion lol. Then I brought the other book when I went book shopping with my friends!

May~

As May was summer vacation, I brought Red, White & Royal Blue, A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder, The Maidens, and Call Me By Your Name from a second-hand bookstore. The Time Keeper and Frankenstein were gifted to me. I received Lost Girl from the publisher.

July~

I have been meaning to read books by Brianna West. I am currently reading 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some books I brought in these seven months. Let me know in the comments if you would like to see this kind of post for the remaining months!
Happy Reading!
Rabhya.

Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag 2022 Edition!

Hello Bookish People! Hope all are doing good. I am very late to this tag, but I was very excited to do this tag as every bookish creator shares their reading updates after 6 months! I am not aware of the original creator of this tag, but I found this over at Twirling Book Princess. Let’s get into the tag!

For Your Information:

I have read 19 books so far and my goal is to read 50 books by the end of 2022.

1. What is the best book you have read so far in 2022?

Verity hands down is the best book I have ever read. It surprised and shocked me that an author could write a story like this. I devoured this book in a day, loved it!

2. What is the best sequel you have read so far in 2022?

So I haven’t read any sequels except It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han which I did not like.

3. What is a new release that you haven’t read yet but want to?

I have been wanting to read this book for a long time. Although I have never read a VE Schwab book, somehow I found the summary of this book very intriguing.

4. What is your most anticipated release for the second half of the year?

I am so desperate for these books to come out!
The Final Gambit: 30th August
The Weight Of Blood: 6th September
Nine Liars: 27th December

5. What was your biggest disappointing book so far?

I gave this book a two stars rating. By the end of it, I was so irritated by the story and characters. I had almost dnf’ed this book but then ended up finishing it.

6. What was your biggest surprising book so far?

I did not expect this book to be good. The ending totally surprised me and I enjoyed the summer setting and the relationship between the cousins!

7. Who is your favorite new author (debut or new to you)?

Karen M. McManus is a phenomenal author! Her murder mysteries and thrillers are top-notch! Absolutely love her writing style, story, and character development!

8. Who is your new fictional crush?

Conrad Fisher from The Summer I Turned Pretty is my new fictional crush!

9. Who is your newest favorite character?

None comes to my mind right now. I guess I did not find any character that I connected with or found relatable yet.

10. What books made you cry?

When I read the ending, I broke down. The whole book has shown such a deep relationship between the characters and the summer setting was also so good!

11. What is one book that made you happy?

As this book is about a girl exploring Japan and finding love, it was very enjoyable. It is happy and funny that I always love in contemporary stories.

12. What is the most beautiful book you have bought or received so far this year?

I received this book from the publisher and when I first saw this book, I was in love with the cover!

13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

There are so many books I need to finish. The list does not end! XD

So this was the mid-year freakout tag, I enjoyed answering the questions! See you until the next post 😀
Happy Reading!
Rabhya.

Music Updates 12/05/22.

It’s been a long time since I gave some music updates to you all! It is a long list of tracks and albums, that have become my favorite! Let’s get into it!~

Riptide by Chainsmokers.

This song was a bop! I am so excited for the album i.e. So Far So Good which comes out on May 13!

Some Alexander 23 Songs.

Lately, I have been loving Alexander 23 songs and these are my favorite songs! These hit hard…

Some Labrinth Songs.

My friend recommended listening to Euphoria’s playlist and I loved Labrinth’s songs! They bring up another level of emotions!

I Blame The World by Sasha Alex Sloan.

Her new album will come out soon, she has released three songs so far. But, I Blame The World is my favorite of them all.

Some Jack Harlow’s Songs.

First Class and Dua Lipa are awesome songs! I have been jamming to them all day!

Mainstream Sellout by Machine Gun Kelly.

The whole album was a hit for me. My favorite song is Maybe in collaboration with Bring Me The Horizon.

My music taste is evolving and this post was a mixed bag of all genres! Any songs that you have been loving lately? Let me know in the comments!
Happy Listening!
Rabhya.