My Book Picking Process | Feature and Follow Friday

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This Week’s Question

How do you decide what books to read?
Hmm, honestly? There’s a few different ways I’ll pick out a book and start reading.
First – I’ll look through reviews and pick out any books that interest me, then I’ll head on over to Goodreads and amazon and get that bad boy on my Kindle pronto.
Second – When I’m on NetGalley I’ll judge the books by the covers first and their synopsis second (don’t judge!) If I like what I see then I’ll get requesting.
When it comes to the actual picking of a book to sit down and dive right into, well, it can be a very spur of the moment thing. Sometimes I’ll just pick a book that I’m craving (who knew you could get book cravings, but apparently you can), other times I’ll read a book because I need to beat a deadline. I like to read books that I enjoy, so I always aim to read books that I like. Quite often I find that I’ll read books with a similar genre and theme one after the other, so I’ll scour my TBR or Kindle for a book that will give me my next fix.
I’m fairly certain my answer just made me sound like a lunatic, but I’m cool with that. I am what I am,  and that’s a crazy book loving lunatic.
How do you pick which books you’re going to read? Let me know in the comments!
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Wishlist Wednesday | #1

I was killing two hours in uni the other day with a friend, and I introduced her to the wonderful world of Etsy. That’s right, she hadn’t heard of that glorious website. So obviously we started searching for anything and everything, and boy did we find some gems! Here are the things that made it onto my wish list!

First off is this necklace, book themed, of course. There’s lots of necklaces in this style on Etsy, but the quote stood out, and I think it sums me up perfectly.
Next up is a Kindle cover, my friend is actually in need of a cover for her new Kindle, and when we both saw this it went to the top of our wish lists. I’ve made no effort to hide my absolute adoration of Pride and Prejudice on this blog, so really it can’t come as a surprise to anyone to find this item here. It’s just so beautiful!
Perhaps the best item on this whole list, and the one I really want the most (as in someone please buy it for me, I’ve sadly been banned from buying anymore mugs as there’s no room for anymore in the kitchen, they’re already seeping out of the cupboards onto the worktop!) I can’t even put into words just how much I want this. I don’t care what people say, Loki is my favourite. As is Tom Hiddleston, but that’s a whole different post!
There’s also this mug from the same seller. 
I can’t decide which I like more.
I think I just want both.
Both Loki mugs are £6.70 each

I’m not sure if this is going to become a new feature on the blog where I talk about things on my wish list that are perhaps not book related, I’m going to see how it goes and maybe there’ll be a post next week too.
What items are on your wishlist? Let me know in the comments!

The Three Books I’d Save In A Fire | Feature and Follow Friday

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This Week’s Question:

Your house is burning down and you have time to select three books you own to take with you. Which three books?

Room by Emma Donoghue

This book was a Birthday present from my Dad and a book I truly love. It’s definitely got mature themes in it, and I wouldn’t consider it a light read to pass time. This is a book that requires time and emotional involvement. I couldn’t recommend it enough, but be prepared for heartbreak. 
Also, it’s a hardback, so you know, that’s just a hundred times better than any paperback ever.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This is probably my all time favourite romance novel, and I couldn’t live without it in my life. It’s the ultimate romance, a definite classic. It’s the kind of book that you can pick up at any time and still love it. Sure, it’s on my Kindle, but a physical copy of Pride and Prejudice just feels so right.
The It Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

I’ve read this book too many times to count, it’s got a well earned place in my heart. The It Girl was probably the first YA book that I ever read, and I fell in love instantly. I suppose you could say it was my gateway novel into the unknown (and incredible) world of YA. I’ve never looked back.
Kindle

Okay, so this is a cheeky fourth. The question says books, but my Kindle is home to the majority of my books, so it only makes sense that I’d take my book storage with me. Plus it’s got The Winner’s Curse and Red Queen on, and I couldn’t part with them! If I had physical copies of those two books they’d definitely be on the list!
Also, my cat is quite fond of it and seems to sit on/with it a lot.

They’re the three books (and Kindle) that I’d save in a fire. Which books earned the right to be your chosen three? Let me know what you picked in the comments!

Hard Print Or Kindle? | Feature And Follow Friday

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This Weeks Question:

Hard print or Kindle, which is your favourite?
I’m really torn, I absolutely adore my Kindle, it’s a sacred little piece of technology. My Kindle currently holds 224 books, a quantity I would never be able to carry around with me in hard print. There’s also the price, as a student getting the Kindle books cheaper is definitely more appealing than paying the full amount on a less transportable hard print book. But on the other hand, books. There’s nothing quite like holding a real book in your hands.

I guess, if I looked at what I read more of I would have to pick my Kindle. It’s super tiny and is really easy to carry around. I love reading on my Kindle, it’s a very sacred piece of machinery.

Which do you prefer, Kindle or hard print? Let me know your thoughts!