Trigger Warnings: What are they, and do we need them?

Requesting trigger warnings for content is nothing new, but I’ve seen it discussed more often lately than I had before. It’s not something I’ve discussed on Read Yourself Happy before, so I wanted to give my thoughts some space here. A trigger warning is intended to let readers or consumers know ahead of time if […]

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Audiobooks

Until recently, I only read physical books or ebooks. The few times I’d attempted to listen to audiobooks were disastrous, and within a few chapters I’d give up on it entirely. It baffled me a bit – after all, I love podcasts and audiobooks aren’t that different. For whatever reason, however, I found that I […]

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Gorgeous Book Covers to Swoon Over

Like most book lovers, I am an absolute sucker for gorgeous books. As much as I don’t want to admit it, sometimes I can’t help but judge a book by its cover. Here are ten of the most beautiful covers I’ve seen recently. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert Goodreads Amazon | Barnes & Noble | […]

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10 Short Books to Help You Get to Your Reading Goal

If you’re trying to meet your yearly Goodreads or reading goal during the final week of 2018, no worries: there are plenty of short books, novellas, and graphic novels that you can finish in under a day! Here are ten of my favorites. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway 128 pages I read […]

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How a Single Trip to the Library Changed My Life

I had a really rough time in high school, as do many people. I was horribly depressed, had crippling social anxiety, felt like an epic loser, and fantasized about suicide. At a time when I really should have been in therapy or on anti-depressants, I had no outlet for my building stress and no one […]

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My Book Bucket List

There are a lot of books that have been on my To-Be-Read list for years, but I haven’t been able to bring myself to actually reading them yet. In most cases, my procrastination in getting around to them is due to size or the number of books in the series, or just the sheer density […]

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The Five Ws Book Tag

It’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag, and this one looked like fun! This tag was created by Shyla at Words & Stitches, and I found it via The Bibliophagist. WHO | WHO IS AN AUTHOR YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE A ONE-ON-ONE WITH? This one is easy: Neil Gaiman. He’s been one […]

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October Wrap-Up

Here’s a quick run-down of Read Yourself Happy during the month of October. Books Here is the list of books I finished in October. Some of the books at the top of the list I actually started in September but finished in October. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi – Probably the best book I […]

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Why You Should Shop for Books at Thrift Stores

I had a doctor’s appointment this morning that I was really anxious about, so to cheer myself up I decided to swing by Goodwill on my way home for some (discount) retail therapy. I intended to try to find some new work clothes but ended up leaving with two bags full of books, and a […]

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Should You Read Multiple Books At Once?

Here is a list of books that I’m currently reading: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson Tales from the Warming by Lorin R. Robinson The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron Structuring Your Novel by K.M. Weiland (because, yes I am!) various […]

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Anonymous Bookaholics Tag

I’ve seen this book tag on a few blogs now, such as Red Rocket Panda and Life and Other Disasters, and it seemed fun, so I figured I’d play along since I love any excuse to talk about books. Here are the questions: What Do You Like About Buying a New Book? Oh, so much. […]

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Print Books vs Ebooks – My Perspective

The most common debate in the bookish community seems to be print books versus digital books. Everyone has a strong opinion one way or the other, even if they use both methods of reading. Earlier today, I read an article from Lifehacker entitled, “You Don’t Own the Music, Movies, or Ebooks You ‘Buy’ on Amazon or […]

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