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

Thanks for nothing, Goodreads…😡

Warning: this is a rant. If you only allow yourself to be optimistic at all times, please refrain from reading this post.

😆 Just kidding, friends. I actually just want to share something that’s annoying me about Goodreads.

Over the past six months, I’ve been repeatedly blocked on Goodreads. I’ll be scrolling along, liking posts from books added to reviews—even adding books to my TBR, and all of sudden I’m blocked. This lasts for sometimes up to an hour. Goodreads has a cap of 70 likes allowed in a set amount of time. I believe it’s an hour. This probably doesn’t seem like a big deal, but for someone who limits themselves to mainly Goodreads for social media, it is. I don’t know of any other media platform that does this, do you?

What upsets me the most is that I’ve been a member on Goodreads for fourteen years now. Why would the system not be more sophisticated than that? Shouldn’t it be smart enough to know that I’m not a spammer?

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I’ll NEVER share links again… @amazon #blocked #reviews #blacklisted

Years ago I was blocked from reviewing anything and everything on–including all the products that I buy–not just books.

Amazon refuses to reinstate all of my reviews or allow me to leave reviews on products that I purchase because they believe that somehow I violated community guidelines. My guess is that somehow they discovered that I have a book blog (or read for NetGalley and other ARC websites) and believe my reviews to be biased. Although, I’ve seen people actually mention that they’ve received books from NetGalley in their reviews, and they’ve not been removed. I don’t have a clue what caused this to happen and haven’t been given an explanation as to why since the beginning.

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Covid-19 and Road Rage…

I have two things on my mind this morning: Covid-19 and road rage. 

Recently I watched a movie titled Unhinged with Russell Crowe. He’s always been one of my favorite actors, but this movie was quite different, and his character was surprising. In a nutshell, he goes psycho on a woman who blares her horn at him at a green light. Needless to say, the encounter turns into the worst day this woman has ever had, and all because she exhibited a little road rage by blasting her horn on the man to reiterate that she didn’t agree with him stopping at a green light. It’s extreme and horrifying.

This leads into yesterday morning, which was a bit of a mess for me. The night prior, my daughter who just turned 11 came to me with a splitting headache in the middle of the night. I knew something was wrong because she had just taken a Tylenol in the evening for a headache. By midnight the headache came back with a vengeance—only this time with a high fever. By morning she was vomiting heavily and had horrible joint pain throughout. The very thing I’ve worked hard to avoid for over a year had made its way into my home: Covid-19.

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