The Horror of BookTubing.

Before I started my book blog, I watched many videos filmed by fellow book lovers. It was one of the reasons why I decided to start my blog. Books have always been one of my passions but I did not know that there are people out there who make books and reading so cool.

However, what I have been noticing on BookTube is that most of the books I see have been reviewed by other booktubers. I don’t want to label this as a rant, but it kind of is! Why are they all reviewing the same books? I would love to see a lot more books on YouTube that are not shown by others. I totally understand if the books are new releases or books they received from the publisher that haven’t been released to the public yet. I understand that!

Come on, guys! Pick books that seem interesting to you that you KNOW many people don’t know about. That’s what I want to see! If you got a recommendation from another person who uploads book videos, then we have to see it on your channel as well. :/ New books! Unknown books! It’s not fun to read books that everyone else is reading unless you’re reading them together. Otherwise, I’d like to see more different books.

*ends rant*

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I Just Added To My Kindle Family!

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I’ve been having my eye on the Kindle Paperwhite for a long time! I finally bought it today and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I bought the Kindle Fire HD about two or three months ago and decided that it isn’t geared towards someone who only wants to read on Kindles, so I bought another one.

I’m really excited to test the battery life because it is said to last for a long time. The Paperwhite is a lot lighter than the Kindle Fire for extended periods of reading and I like that very much. I can also read on it when I’m outside; something that I couldn’t do on the Kindle Fire for glares. However, the Paperwhite can have a glare if you’re sitting directly under a light.

All in all, I’m proud of my purchase and I will be ordering a case very soon! If you have a Kindle Paperwhite, please comment below!

Awesome Finds!

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I love getting new books to read! It never hurts to add to your collection. I found three books this morning at my place of employment. People give away books that they’ve read and chose not to keep. Luckily, I found these. These are my go to favorite genres to read when it comes to non-fiction. Here’s a little more information about them.

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The Force of Reason by Oriana Fallaci

The genesis for The Force of Reason was a postscript entitled Due Anni Dopo (Two Years Later), which was intended as a brief appendix to the thirtieth edition of The Rage and the Pride (2002). In The Force of Reason Fallaci takes aim at the many attacks and death threats she received after the publication of The Rage and the Pride. Ms. Fallaci begins by identifying herself with one Master Cecco, the author of a heretical book who was burnt at the stake during the Inquisition seven centuries ago on account of his beliefs, and proceeds with a rigorous analysis of the burning of Troy and the creation of a Europe that, to her judgment, is no longer her familiar homeland but rather a place best called Eurabia, a soon-to-be colony of Islam (with Italy as its stronghold). Ms. Fallaci explores her ideas in historical, philosophical, moral, and political terms, courageously addressing taboo topics with sharp logic.

 

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Genghis Khan’s Greatest General: Subotai The Valiant by Richard A. Gabriel

This book tells the story of Subotai the Valiant, a warrior for Genghis Khan and one of the greatest generals in military history. Subotai commanded armies whose size, scale, and scope of operations surpassed those led by any other commander in the ancient world. Under Subotai’s direction, Mongol armies moved faster, over greater distances, and with a greater scope of maneuver than any army had ever done before.

When Subotai died at age seventy-three, he had conquered thirty-two nations and won sixty-five pitched battles, according to Muslim historians. Had the great Khan not died, Subotai likely would have destroyed Europe itself.

 

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The Foreigners Gift by Fouad Ajami

Fouad Ajami, one of the world¹s foremost authorities on Middle Eastern politics and the recipient of the 2006 Bradley Prize for Outstanding Achievement and the National Humanities Medal of 2006, offers a brilliant, illuminating, and lyrical portrait of the ongoing struggle for Iraq and of the American encounter with that volatile Arab land. In a new introduction, the author discusses the many major events that have taken place since the publication of the hardcover, including the implications of Saddam¹s execution, the Baker-Hamilton Commission, and the return to Iraq of General David Petraeus. He renders unsparingly the growing American disillusionment with the war and the struggle within Iraq between those keen to hold on to the promise of the new country called up by America¹s war and others determined to thwart that promise and overwhelm it with sectarian strife. Ajami situates the current unrest within the context of Iraq¹s recent history of dictatorship and its rich, diverse cultural heritage. He applies his incisive political commentary, his broad and deep historical view, his mastery of the Arabic language and Arabic sources, and his lustrous prose to every aspect of his subject, wresting a coherent, fascinating, and textured picture from the media storm of fragmented information. The Foreigner¹s Gift is the book we all need to read in order to understand what is happening in Iraq today and what the future might hold for all of us

Romantic Reads Deal!

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If you are a fan of romance, then you should love Apple’s iBook deal. Romantic books are offered in iBooks for $1.99 each for a limited time only! It does include the sub genres of Romance as well, like Contemporary. Check it out!

Happy Labor Day!

Some of us are off today and celebrating with a BBQ and time to with family and friends. I will be eating and studying for the Praxis II today.

As always, Amazon has an ebook sale! Over 50 ebooks will be available today for only $1.99. If you have been waiting on a good day to rack up on books at bargain prices today is the day to do it!

Surprisingly (but not really), all of the books are available on their lonely subscription, Kindle Unlimited. Amazon is using today and books for $1.99 to further market Kindle Unlimited. I have to give it to Amazon. They’re smart where it counts.

Have a good Labor Day!