Myself In 5 Characters Tag!

Hallo everyone. I hope you are having an amazing day, its been a quiet one for me so far. On feet-tapping-happy news,  I had an exciting tag come my way all thanks to Astra @ A Stranger's Guide to Novels, so I decided to get on to it right away ^_^! Yes you read the... Continue Reading →

Madol Doova – Martin Wickramasinghe | Review

  Synopsis Madol Doova translated as Mangrove Island, written and set in rural Sri Lanka, is a sequence of escapades of a young boy, Upali, accompanied with his friend Jinna.   Upali’s mother passes away, and his mischievous antics prove unbearable to his father and step mother. He is sent away to board at his... Continue Reading →

Bookish Nightmares !!!!!

  My mom always told me that if I ever had a nightmare, I wasn’t to talk about them lest they come true. As a bratty kid, I must not have taken heed of her warnings and lo and behold I suffered for many years on behalf of my books while both asleep and wide... Continue Reading →

Why I read?

    A rather unnecessary question don’t you think Cinderzena? What are you thinking young lady? Have you not been reading all your life? (except for those wee years during which you didn’t even have control over your own bladder. Pft, duh!) Is it not clear to you that it is your life’s quest to... Continue Reading →

**Reblogged** Do you feel pressured to buy new books?/Do you buy second hand books?

Brand new, or second hand?
Pretty cover, or ugly?
A story from a hundred years ago, or one released just last week?
A male author, or female?
Hyped or not?

Does it really matter?
Does it really matter that we ‘buy’ all the books we read?
Is it incumbent on us to buy brand new ones to be labeled a real ‘reader’? Or is it one of societies new fads, to own flashy new copies of those hyped novels everyone is ‘supposed’ to be reading or else you are deemed a tasteless reader?
Should we feel pressurized, and make reading a chore? Or should we read as our circumstances allow us and be content at what we take away from what we read?

Lizzie seems to voice my thoughts on this topic extremely well! Kudos to you Lizzie. Any one up for a round of applause for her?

Reading is a very personal journey, it ultimately shapes who we are, and I know you will agree with me on this. One shouldn’t be judged on the books one reads, or on how it is come about.
Reading in itself is a task that requires a form of commitment and a journey in itself. So as readers we must support each other, and respect each others opinions.

Though the prospect of owning something pretty or something everyone else does makes us giddy with joy, at the same time should we feel it as something that is expected of us?

Brand new, second hand or borrowed, Hard copy or E-books, it really doesn’t matter as long as the book is read and the content adds something to your way of thinking and character.

Thanks once again Lizzie 🙂 Please do check out her blog for more such reads, book reviews and everything in between!

Lost in Lit With Liz

New-books

I decided to write this post after watching a couple of booktube videos and reading various comments. 

Do you feel pressured to buy new books?/Do you buy second hand books?

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