Amazon started off as a book shop and is now one of the (or the) most used book shops. Actually perhaps even as any online store in general. In my opinion, Jeff Bezos doesn’t need any more money especially when he donates hardly any to charity. He could change so many lives with that money but just has it laying around. So my morals align with Amazon’s which is why I have stopped using it. It’s quite scary how people go straight to Amazon when wanting to buy something.
This is slightly difficult as some books are printed by amazon meaning that you can get them nowhere else (abe books and book depository and such are owned by amazon so that’s not a choice either) so here I have compiled some of my favourite online ethical booksellers. Also, a warning that some of these are second hand (actually most) as I feel no need to add another new book into the world when there is a perfectly good one available, it’s just more sustainable and nicer to the earth! ☺️
World of books is a second hand bookseller that has pledged to donate 1 million books by the end of 2020! They recycle all books that are unable to be donated or sold and are actively trying to become a more sustainable brand by reducing carbon emissions. Their operations have saved 1,670 tonnes of CO2e! (Although if you are trying to find a book type the book and then world of books and it is more likely to show up. I don’t know why but when searching on the website sometimes books don’t come up even though they do sell them)
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So here is a lost of books that I want to buy again but as paper or hardbacks. Also I have boycotted amazon so some of these are so hard to buy not from amazon 😭.
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So I’m going to be taking a break from reviewing/blogging for Ramadan. We will be coming back strong though!! I may still post if I feel like it though! Just definitely not as much as normal!
So I can’t talk for everyone here but the main reason that people around me hate books is because they were forced to read and memorise books for exams.
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So I usually tend to go for the happy side of books with a Happy Ever After with some wholesome romance. So there are few sad, heartbreaking books I have read but these are my top 5.
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The excitement is looming as Noughts and Crosses TV will be gracing our TVs on Thursday on the 5th of March at 9 pm on BBC!!! All episodes can be watched immediately after on iPlayer. There are a whole 4 years of anticipation behind this and I found only last year that people were stanning Noughts and Crosses as much as I was (I had no idea there were real fandoms on Twitter at that time 😭😭). Anyway, the premiere was shown at Birmingham tonight and this all looks incredible. The noughts and crosses story is just amazing and I would love to find that more people saw the story too. It is not a show to be missed!!
Bookshops. My favourite place to be. Although there is a definite lack of them in my area, it is my version solace. There is one book cafe in the city which is great, what more could you want than a cup of coffee or tea with a good book. But sadly it has closed down.
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I have some great ideas for scenes in books and these are some that I would pay to read, they’re that endearing.
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This probably sounds stupid but if a book is intensely popular, I probably won’t read it. I think it’s because of overestimating how good it is. If a book is overhyped obviously I expect it to be amazing but usually I’m disappointed.
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I’m currently in a reading slump so no book review today, but I will be talking about a topic very dear to my heart (and most book-readers) that is ‘Which format of book is best?’. Everyone has their own favourite but for me, it has to be classic paperback books. Continue reading “Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks and I”