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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Blogger Book Nook #6 | Sharing The Love of Books

Aloha dolls 🌺

Can you believe that Blogger Book Nook has hit it's 6 month anniversary? It really has flown by and like I say every month, I feel so proud with how this little book club is going. Every week we have new individuals joining us (hello by the way and thanks for joining!) and the response we get on the Facebook group is just wonderful. 

As Valentines Day was this month, we thought that this month we should make it all about 'sharing the love of books' and to make this prompt a little more special we decided to hold book swaps! Book swaps are so much fun, whether it's with a friend or a family member, I just love taking part in them. Abbey and I decided we would swap books with one another and the book we both received we would read and review them! I can't wait to share my views on the book Abbey sent me but firstly I'm going to answer the monthly questions!

Don't know what Blogger Book Nook is? 
Blogger Book Nook is a book club created by myself and Abbey from Abbey Louisa Rose. The whole idea behind this book club is that we wanted a club which would encourage ourselves and others to read more and read more genres we wouldn't normally pick up! Not only do we write a monthly post but we also have a Facebook group where ourselves and others can discuss everything books! 
1. Is there a fellow book blogger whose shelves you'd love to raid?
There are so many booktubers that I adore and all of their book shelves are gorgeous. All full with wonderful books that I would love to get my hands on. Some of those booktubers being Ariel Bissett, Ben Alderson, Emily Fox, Grace and Regan. A fellow blogger however, I would love to raid Charlene's and Jenny's book shelves as they both always have so many brilliant book reviews over on their blogs! 

2. If you could swap lives with any book character for a day, who would it be?
I honestly despise this question as I never know who to pick, that and all my favourite characters don't have the best lives. I guess if I had to pick someone, I would probably trade lives with Hermione. I know her life isn't full of sunshine and rainbows but damn, I'd do anything to be a student at Hogwarts! 

3. Do you normally swap books with friends or do you hang on to books you've finished reading?
I love to swap books with my friends, it just all depends on the book I'm swapping. If I want someone to read a book that I loved I will normally buy my friend the book so that I can keep my own copy. I guess this probably makes me quite selfish when it comes to my books but I find it real difficult to part with books I love. If I'm swapping a book that I wasn't 100% with and I know I won't get to again the I will just swap that book as I don't have that emotional attachment! 

4. If you could send a copy of one book that you really love to everybody on the planet, which would it be?
Oh this is a hard one, it would have to be 'A Court of Thorns and Roses' by Sarah J. Maas or 'Cinder' by Marissa Meyer! 

5. Is there a book on your shelf that you love so much, you'd never swap it with anybody?
Any book that I loved, or most of my series books (so book series I have devoted my time to). Examples being 'The Court of Thorns and Roses' series, 'The Lux' series, 'The Lunar Chronicles' series and 'The Mortal Instrument' series. 
Mini Book Review (Currently Reading): Melancholy Mind by Charlene McElhinney 

Abbey was a darling and sent me over Charlene's book and I'm thrilled to have this book in my collection. I have read snippets of Charlene's book here and there but never read through the whole thing but now I have and I can honestly say it brought tears to my eyes. If you didn't know already, this book is a memoir of Charlene's mental health journey, written through beautiful poetry. 

What I love about this book is that you can read it in order or you can open up at a random page and read a few of the entries as all of the entries are so powerful in their own way as well as powerful when reading them in order. They all hold their own messages making it such a thought provoking read. 
I loved reading this book just before I went to sleep; reading a few entries an evening. Reading it in the evening allowed me to shut off from the world and reflect on everything. I've been struggling a lot recently with my own life and by reading this, it has helped me feel humble again. I can't thank Charlene enough for that and I know that 'Melancholy Mind' will be a book I will always go to when I'm feeling sad or not myself. 

If you haven't read Charlene's book then please do. It really is such an eye opening book that everyone needs to read. 

Thanks for reading,

Aloha, Tabitha 💃🏻
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  1. I love powerful books so this sounds great!

    Steph x
    www.wanderlustpulse.com

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