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My Reading Nook

Thirftbooks, Reading, Writers, Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn, 

If you have been a readers for a while, you know I love my books. I am not as ferocious a reader as I used to be, but I go through phases when I will get through 5 books in a week, or I won't touch one for 5 months. Summer, however, is a time that I associate with reading. It might have something to do with summer vacations from school days. 

But reading is not just about books. It is also about unwinding and relaxing and diving into a world of your own. Which can't happen if you don't have a reading nook in your house, with a cozy vibe. You have already seen my rather grand book shelf, but my nook is nowhere close to the shelf. It is away, with a side table, and a stack of books which I plan to read or have recent finished and a bunch of soft pillows to rest (or lie down) on. I can practically hide-out in this narrow corner of my house and no one would know I am there. 

I must be one of the few (at least in the US) who still purchase books. Like real books. That is only because I cannot wrap my head around e-books. I have a Kindle, and an iPad but I have only read one book on each of them. Making it a grand total of TWO e-books! I gave it a shot, you know, in the name of paper conservation and what not but I realized I need a physical book to actually enjoy reading. I will conserve paper else where (like no paper towels in the kitchen, or like by not printing boarding passes while traveling). I am glad I found Thriftbooks as it is a great online resource to find used books which are in great condition and at a fraction of the original price. For example, any title marked with a DEAL tag on the detail page is priced:

  • 2 books for $7.00
  • 3 books for $10.00
  • 4 books for $12.00
Another perk: Your orders are shipping within 24 hours and the shipping is FREE on all US Orders of $10 or more! How awesome is that?!!

Anyhoo, below are some of the books I have recently read. The ones from Thriftbooks are yet to be completed though. 

Thirftbooks, Reading, Writers, Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn,
Thirftbooks, Reading, Writers, Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn,
Thirftbooks, Reading, Writers, Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn, Thirftbooks, Reading, Writers, Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn,  

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  1. Great post! I love setting aside a certain tiny area in the house to just read with no distractions.

    Ashley | Sunday Brunch

  2. I LOVE THIS! You have an adorable nook! And omg why aren't we starting our own book club yet!? Haha I too am a boycotter of e-books and Kindles. I shop for favorites and love finding bookstores in every new place I visit! I also have a very well loved library card <3

    I want to read Lean In and have heard some scary things about the Gillian Flynn books! Here are some of my favorite books at the moment!
    Also, find me on GoodReads!?

    XO Sahra

  3. I buy books too. I need to hold it in my hand...have never adjusted to reading on a tablet.

  4. Looks so cozy! I would love to have a reading nook like that!
    The only device I've managed to read on besides the real thing is a Kindle gives more of a booky feeling than the others. :D
    Bric-A-Brac.A fashion and lifestyle blog.

  5. I like to mix it up. I'm currently reading the Diary of Anne Frank which is a must for everybody in my opinion but I also like to listen to audio books in the car or while I'm working out. Basically, books are great! :]

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  6. Oh my gosh I LOVE this!! I too am not a fan of e-books so I'm one of the few who prefers to turn pages haha - thanks for sharing! XO

  7. I LOVE coming to your blog! You have amazing style! Keep up the great work xoxo



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