Books I’m Not Finishing

Here is an important lesson: Life is too short to read through books you aren’t enjoying. I had an entire stack of books I was half way through, or haven’t started. I made a video talking about why I’m not finishing them. This is what hopefully is going to get me out of a reading slump I’ve been in for a lot of the year!

 

Tell me what books you won’t be finishing and why! If you need a sign to stop reading a book you aren’t enjoying: This is it!

Have Books, Will Travel

This week I will be having the time of my life at Broadway Con in New York City. In between all of the excitement and fun, I will also try to get some reading done. It would be smart to get a few eBooks with me to go, but I always need to have a physical book with me. I’m going to be taking 3 books with me to fill up space so I don’t bring back books, and also to have some variety.

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I like to take a poetry book with me because it’s easy to stop and start. The poems in this books are short and sweet. I have read this one before but the message hasn’t really sunk in yet, so I’m giving it another go! They are poems about women, being a woman and everything that comes with it.

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Of course I’m going to take a play with me. I got this gem from the library (thank god for withdrawals).  In Williams’s most recognized plays every character is dealing with an inner struggle. At a party for one of the characters everything comes out into the open and the family is forced to deal with their demons.

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Out of all the YouTuber books that have been published, Connor Franta’s “A Work In Progress” is my absolute favorite. I just love this book to pieces and it’s coming with me. Yes it’s a memoir, yes he’s young. I love how he acknowledges this fact in the book. He also knows how to use the intelligence he has. It’s a weird sentence, but I know incredibly smart people that have not a clue how to use their smarts.  Connor Franta is not one of these people.

Do you take books to travel?

Graveyard of the Half-Read Books

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School makes reading for fun difficult. There are so many assignments, and general studying, that books get set aside for another time. When that time rolls around, the last thing I want to do is read. Currently there are 3 books that have been started, but are no where near being finished. I’ve been trying to read Emma for most of 2016. The Book Thief is a newer read and is soooooo good. Real Artists Have Day Jobs is one of the funnier books I’ve read this year.

Hopefully, I’ll finish Real Artists Have Day Jobs during the few days off for Thanksgiving. To top everything off, I have 7 books to get through for my goodreads reading challenge. The stress is real, but it’ll be the kick in the pants I need. So while I work more math problems and master the art of the Punnet square, enjoy this post, the picture, and your free reading time. You’re very lucky.

Vintage Finds at the Library

Before getting into this post, how old does something need to be for it to be considered vintage? Let me know 


Working in a library has many book nerd perks. My favorite is seeing the withdrawn books before they go out on a cart for people to take home. This week I spotted two books from the 1960s. They were about American life from the 1600s to through the civil war. Not the most interesting material, but American Girl turned me into history fanatic I can’t help it!!  


They look so old (in the best way possible), and I can’t wait to get through them!