The Bookaholics Anonymous Book Tag #books #booktag

Hello everyone! I’m back with a fun book tag. I haven’t been reading enough to keep up with regular posts, so this seems like a fun idea as book tags seem to be a thing of the past here at readrantrockandroll. Today I will be doing the bookaholics anonymous book tag which I found on A Rambling Reviewer. Let’s go!

What do you like about buying books?

I love the entire book-buying experience, whether it be online or in the store. It’s exciting adding new books to our home library, and it evokes happy emotions.

How often do you buy books?

Buying books is quite regular in our house. Whenever I have extra book money to spend, it burns a hole. It seems like I’m always purchasing a book for someone, especially my children. There isn’t a week that goes by where a new book isn’t entering our home.

Bookstore or online book shopping – which do you prefer?

This is a difficult choice because we buy books in store and online. It’s convenient to have books shipped to your house for free if you spend, say, thirty-five dollars or more. How awesome is it to purchase a book online and have it delivered to your mailbox next day? Amazon used to be my favorite online book store, but dealing with constant book damage became tiresome. Barnes, however, always ships in a box. With that said, buying books online may be convenient, but there’s nothing like getting lost within the shelves of books.

Do you have a favourite bookshop?

We live rural, and the closest book store is Barnes & Noble. It’s about a forty-five minute drive or so. That remains my favorite place to buy books. The people are very nice there, and they have a super-friendly, knowledgeable manager on staff who’s always there. He has a smile on his face every time we visit and asks if we need assistance. We’ve had multiple conversations, and it’s something I always look forward to. Sadly, there just aren’t that many book stores anymore.

Do you pre-order books?

Sometimes I do. At one point we pre-ordered books on because it would come to your mailbox the day of release. We try to refrain from using at all anymore, especially for books. Now I usually just head in to the store and buy the book the day of release.

Do you have a monthly book buying limit?

I don’t have a limit, but our bank account isn’t unlimited. We normally watch what we spend on books, but we splurge whenever possible.

How big is your wishlist?

I’m glad this question refers to wishlist rather than TBR. 🤣 Believe it or not, I don’t have a huge wishlist. It’s probably under ten books that I have in mind for purchase right now; however, if I walked around in the bookstore, my memory would be refreshed.

That’s the end of the questions for now. I won’t tag anyone, but if you would like to do this tag, please do! I’d love to see your answers.

Where do you buy your books? Do you purchase more in store? Let’s chat!

❤️ Mischenko

Book Review: The Wish by Nicholas Sparks #TheWish #BookReview #NicholasSparks

The Wish by Nicholas Sparks


1996 was the year that changed everything for Maggie Dawes. Sent away at sixteen to live with an aunt she barely knew in Ocracoke, a remote village on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, she could think only of the friends and family she left behind . . . until she meets Bryce Trickett, one of the few teenagers on the island. Handsome, genuine, and newly admitted to West Point, Bryce gradually shows her how much there is to love about the wind-swept beach town—and introduces her to photography, a passion that will define the rest of her life.

By 2019, Maggie is a renowned travel photographer. She splits her time between running a successful gallery in New York and photographing remote locations around the world. But this year she is unexpectedly grounded over Christmas, struggling to come to terms with a sobering medical diagnosis. Increasingly dependent on a young assistant, she finds herself becoming close to him.

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This Week’s Reads… #ThisWeeksReads #AmReading #TheWish #TheScoutOfWoundedKnee

Just a quick update on what I’m reading this week…

The Wish by Nicholas Sparks

Here’s a book I started over the pandemic but had to put down. It deals with a very sick person dying of cancer, and it was just too much for me at the time. I’m reading the physical and using the audiobook on and off. It’s on the weekends that I usually enjoy audiobooks during chores. So far the audio has been exceptional, but I always prefer the physical book. The story alternates between present day and past seamlessly. So far I’ve loved it, and I’m about half way through. Review coming up this week!

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