Is it worthy of a right or left swipe?

Book outlet recently had a sale. I hadn’t purchased any books in a while, I have a newly stated bookish budget of $50 a month to spend, and with my birthday being in June and all, it seemed like a perfect time to indulge.

I included a picture of my book haul just case you were wondering what i got but I feel super proud of my selection. If I was spending $35 on books, I wasn’t going to get just any stack of books.

As I scrolled the pages and looked at book after book, trying to decide what book was worthy of my time and money I had a thought, this is just like a dating app. Except we surf though long pages of listed books that we may not be interested in, just to find one or seven. Wouldn’t it be easier- if while online book shopping, we could just swipe right if we wanted the book and left if we weren’t interested?  Why isn’t this a thing yet? Maybe someday our book shopping experience will be like tinder. one can dream right?

Here are a a few bookish life updates for you all:

  • The Readathon last weekend went really well, I read a total of 4 books, over 1000 pages and took two baths. It’s the most successful readathon yet. Typically, in order to retain some sanity and comprehension of the books I’m reading, I still sleep my full 8 hours a night. Not this time. Come Sunday morning, 5 hours of sleep. I have plans on hosting my own weekend of book speed dating come this fall. It will be the first one I’ve ever hosted. More information on this front in the coming months will be provided.
  • As far as posting reviews, I have a few ready to go. I just need to find the pictures I have to go along with it. I still feel like I’m trying to find my voice when it comes to reviews. What information I want to pass on to my fellow readers. That being said, I have questions for you and it would absolutely love it if you can comment down below your thoughts….

What do you look for when it comes to reading reviews?

Do you find a brief summary about the book helpful?

Or is it redundant since if your reading a review about a book, you already have an idea of what the books about, you’re just looking for my thoughts about said book?

That’s it. I’m done. Thank you for reading the ramblings of a book unicorn and for any advice you have for me.

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