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The infinite TBR list

I love reading books. It's my favorite hobby. The thing I enjoy talking about the most. And yet, the proportion of unread books on my bookshelves is insane. Or, as I think Bilbo Baggins would have said -if he ever got a TBR pile the size of three hobbits- I don't read half of the…

5 eye-rolling book moments

Sometimes while reading a book -maybe even a good book- we need to pause for a couple of seconds because, for some reason, it comes this sudden urge to roll our eyes and exhale impatiently.

Do you know this feeling?

I've experienced it so often lately that I had to make a top 5 list of the most eye-rolling book moments. Can you relate?

How to start reading books

Most of my acquaintances know that I love reading. So, every once in a while someone comes to me telling me they would like to start reading books. And asking for beginner recommendations.

That's honestly one of the most difficult questions I've been asked.

What do you recommend to someone who has no previous experience with books? What if they don't like the book you chose and decide to quit reading forever because of that? 

I know, whenever the question comes, that the future of the person who asked lies in my hands. And I know there are people out there asking o being asked this same question.

That's why I'm sharing my most helpful tips on how to start reading books. From the beginning.

5 tips to read those classics you’ve been avoiding

So, you bought a famous classic book that you really want to read someday? And you are starting to wonder if someday will really come? I know that feeling. There's a deluxe version of Anna Karenina looking skeptically at me every time I stand in front of my bookshelf, because I've been avoiding it. I don't worry, though. I've learned to deal with this "I want to read the classics but not right now, thank you" feeling. I hope my findings might be useful for you!