Everyone has the book that they almost broke up with. The book that almost made it back on to the shelf or in the donations bag after fifty pages because you simply cannot see yourself ever enjoying it. However, for many of us i’m sure, that book often becomes one of our favourites. Mine certainly did.
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For most of my younger life i let my dyslexia beat me and never even attempted reading. I was behind in my scheduled reading in school, and once secondary school hit i could get away with my inability to read an actual book cover to cover. I’m not saying this is the right way to do it, but it’s the way i did it.
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Everyone has the books that changed their lives. Or at least, book lovers have books that have changed their lives. For many reasons people have important books. Books that you love just because you love them, a book that deeply effected you or a book that simply changed the way you think. I have a few books that have most definitely altered my life in some way. Here are the books that have changed my life.
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I spent a lot of my teenage years centred around FanFiction. I was involved in a lot of different fanbases, that had massive followings online, i also loved to read and write, which all led to me spending hours and hours sat at a computer. FanFiction is a wonderful thing that’s grown and grown since i was a kid. It means even TV shows and bands that aren’t around can be carried on with FanFiction, along with current obsessions being escalated.
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One of my big loves about bookshops is the fact that you can get in to some really good conversations with the staff members about books. Their favourite books, ones you’ve bought recently or ones that you’re currently buying. Recently i’ve had the experience where certain books have brought customers and staff together in a great way. Here’s a little anecdote.
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I was sat thinking about books, as I usually am (and I have the feeling anyone reading this does it too) and a feeling hit me, all at once about why I love reading so much, and why I love books so much. Here’s my thing…
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