My Favorite People on the Internet that Internet About Books + A Mini Haul

One of the reasons I started this blog was because I was getting into ‘booktubers’ (basically, book bloggers who make Youtube videos instead of, or in addition to, traditional blogs). Watching a book review on Youtube instead of reading it is kind of nice, sort of like you are listening to a friend talk about their thoughts on a book. It’s a lot less didactic and I think you can sometimes get a better sense of the person’s thoughts. That being said, I do not have a Youtube channel yet, mostly because I am terrified of video editing, but maybe someday. Anyway, I wanted to share a few of the book vloggers I follow because they’re great! (They all happen to be ladies, because like everything ever, ladies are better book bloggers! #comeatusbros

Sanne @ booksandquills

Sanne is a Dutch book blogger living in London. She is adorable and seems like the sweetest person ever. She also studied translation, so I feel like she has a unique viewpoint on translated works. I especially appreciate how she seems to come to reading & reviewing books with a very open mind. She is not often cynical or sarcastic when it comes to books. Though her channel is very book-focused, she often discusses other things about her life, and I really enjoy following her. {she is also one half of a beauty channel, and probably the only vloggers I like more than book vloggers are beauty vloggers}

Les and Becks @ getbookish

I’m trying to write things about substance about these bloggers instead of just talking about how adorable they are, but these girls are adorable. I especially like their channel because it’s two of them reviewing and discussing books, mostly in separate videos, but sometimes in videos together, so it’s kind of like witnessing a really adorable friendship through book reviews. They mention in one of their earlier videos that neither of them are English majors, which is refreshing. I would guess the majority of young (i.e. college aged) book bloggers are studying English. Anyone who studies English knows how easy it is to get in the habit of reading mechanically even outside of school. Sometimes it’s not fun even if it comes naturally. Les and Becks always seem enthusiastic to read and discuss the books and their enthusiasm is contagious.

Priscella @ thereadables

This girl is a pro. I am always impressed by the quality of her videos.  Basically, if I could be like any booktuber I’d be like thereadables, because she’s impressive. She reviews a lot of YA, like many of the book reviewers on Youtube, and she’s always talking about YA books I have never heard of, which is great, because if I didn’t have access to Youtube probably the only YA I would be keeping up with in my twenties is John Green, but duh—YA is for everyone, and there’s so many cool books coming out nowadays that were never available when I was a teenager.

Rosianna @ missxrojas

Although I started following her for reasons other than books, I think Rosianna’s channel is the one that got me hooked on book related Youtube channels in the first place. Her book videos aren’t the most frequent, but her vlogs in general are always thought provoking and inspiring. She is super intelligent and extremely eloquent. Her videos are always a joy to watch. If you’re interested in starting with her book-related videos, she has a playlist. I would also recommend her general vlogs to any English students facing the post-grad life.

If you have any recommendations for other great book vloggers (or you have a channel of your own!), please let me know in a comment!

Now—moving on. I went to a book sale last week! Because it’s summer, it is time for me to wax poetic about book sales. I love book sales. I have an unmanageable book collection right now, and it’s all a result of book sales. The only time I really ever buy a book full price is when I’m buying a gift for someone. (I may be cheap, but I ain’t stingy.) I am in love with used books. Let me give y’all my spiel about used books. Basically, if you’re a college student, someone without a steady income, or someone who doesn’t like spending too much money, there is no reason for you to be paying more than, say, $5 for any given book, unless it’s a new release. Most places sell used paperbacks for $2 or less. There are a lot of ways to find use books—thrift stores like Goodwill always have some, and if you’re lucky you may even have a nearby used book store or a section of your local library dedicated to selling used books for cheap. If not, don’t worry. A lot of libraries have used book sales, especially in the summer time. Now is the season! Go to http://www.booksalefinder.com/ to find one near you.

That being said, I’m trying to not spend a lot of money at the moment (<3 unemployment <3), so I only bought 4 books, for a total of $8. But they’re quality books and I’m excited to own them, so although it’s not too much of a ‘haul’ I’d thought I’d share.

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Beloved by Toni Morrison

Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

So that’s that! While I’m not in a position to buy a lot of books anymore, even for cheap, I’m planning on using this summer to read (and then possibly donate) all of the books I’ve collected over the years and haven’t gotten a chance to actually read yet. Plus, there is always the library. ❤ the library<3

Bye for now! I should have some reviews coming up soon, but until then, don’t forget to friend me on Goodreads.

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Goodreads challenge: 27/70
Currently Reading: Good Girls Do by Cathie Linz

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