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Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco Published September 19th 2017 by Little, Brown & Company. purchase: Amazon In this New York Times bestselling sequel to Kerri Maniscalco’s haunting #1 debut Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the […]

Snow Day Book Recommendations

Snow Day Book Recommendations

Stuck inside because of the east coast blizzard? Or maybe it’s just snowy and you don’t feel like going outside because you’re more of a summer person like me. If that’s the case then there’s no better time to pick up a great book, snuggle […]

Keeping Books You May Never Read

Keeping Books You May Never Read

I sat down this afternoon to film my December book haul. As I finished I started putting the new books on my shelves just to realize they are once again brimming with TBR (To Be Read) books. Don’t get me wrong, I love having a healthy stack of TBR books, but I don’t like my shelves overflowing or cluttered and I currently have two large shelves to contain my collection. I sort of made a pact with myself that I would contain my collection to these two shelves until they were absolutely stuffed with books I could not live without and then and only then would I consider getting a third shelf.

So I considered doing an end of the year cleanse/unhaul of books that I am truly no longer interested in owning or reading (whatever the case may be). I do this from time to time and I can look at my shelves right now and grab probably 5 books that I would be willing to part with. BUT honestly there’s more than 5 I could easily get rid of. Case in point is my Kay Scarpetta series collection written by Patricia Cornwell. When I was a tween and even into my teenage and young adult life I lived for these books. They were basically all I read. But I stopped reading them pre-BookTube and since joining BookTube I have only re-read The Body Farm and that re-read was back in July of 2015. Even though I know if I read them I would enjoy them they sit at the very top of my bookcase and collect dust (see what I did there?!)

My reading taste has changed from my Patricia Cornwell reading days. I prefer contemporary to crime novels nowadays but I still can’t seem to get rid of them. I am not sure if or when I will ever read these books. So should I get rid of them? Should I part with them? Or should I just start reading them?

Do you keep books around even if you don’t plan on reading them?

December 2017 Uppercase Box | Foolish Hearts

December 2017 Uppercase Box | Foolish Hearts

Uppercase Box is the subscription service I have been subscribed to for the longest period of time. I became a member in January of 2015. That means I only missed their first 5 boxes. I have seen this company blossom and evolve and it’s been […]

And the Story Begins… Again!

And the Story Begins… Again!

  And the Story Begins… offers a monthly subscription service that delivers two handpicked books from the genre of your choice right to your door. They offer four different genres, a YA fiction box, or a surprise box. Since the last time I talked about And […]