Almost regretting an unhaul!

I read Clockwork Angel in August (I think) and I actually enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would! So much so that I was actually regretting that I’d unhauled Prince and Princess!!


I had read the first 3 books in the Mortal Instruments series and they were… fine? So I thought it was fine to unhaul these and I just kept Angel for a reading challenge I had that month. But I enjoyed Angel more than I expected!


It turned out all good in the end though, because I no longer actually want to read these ๐Ÿ˜… let me explain! These books (including the original mortal instruments trilogy) are like junk food. They’re fun reads, and they’re definitely enjoyable! But it’s not something I’m ever going to reread and now that there’s been a little bit of time since I read the last book I have no real desire to go back and read books 2 and 3. Also if this does change in the future then I can always borrow them from my library!!


So essentially I felt a lot of regret and then no regret, happy ending!! ๐Ÿ˜‚

The MONSTER UnHaul! ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š

Another one. Another unhaul!!! I don’t quite know how I’ve managed it but with this unhaul and the previous two combined (check out the first one here, and the second one here) I’ve gotten rid of over 200 books from my shelves!!!

Of course as always this is wee sneak peek as always before this video goes live in an hours time on my channel.

I’ve got a feeling this video might not have the best retention time because it’s so long!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ but I wanted to make sure I had a document of all the books I was unhauling. One final goodbye! Do you unhaul books? Do you keep them all? My dad gets rid of every single book just after he reads it!! Let me know!

Unhauling Books

There’s nothing like moving house to get to you actually declutter and get rid of things you don’t need!!!

You might’ve seen on my channel that I did a 55 book unhaul not that long ago… well I’ve just gotten rid of another 42 books!!! The video for that will be up in an hours time on my channel butttt… if you’d like a sneak peek you can check it out here!!

On a random, and very unexpected, day off of work I gave Caitlyn from Mad Cheshire Rabbit a call. We video chatted for over SIX HOURS and it was ridiculously fun, and I also got rid of loads of books!!!

I’ve had to be really realistic about which books I keep with the move. If I’m not going to reread a book, or if I’ve only picked it up because of the hype, it has to go. I want my shelves to be filled with books that I’ve loved, and so that means getting rid of some books that were just fine!

This isn’t the last unhaul from me. The first one (link here if you wanna watch the 55 book unhaul!) was going through the read books under my bed, and my tbr shelves. The second one that’s above was going through those same shelves and being harsh and realistic about what I actually wanted and needed to keep.

I also have boxes of books out in the garage that I need to go through. I’ve tried (and failed) to go through them before, so I’m hoping to go through those with Caitlyn too (because she is honestly fantastic and such a help) to get ri of EVEN MROE books.

And then last, but by no means least. The books on my regular shelves. The ones that have been packed up already. They’ve been fully Sellotaped into their boxes, so I’m not going to unhaul any of them until after the move, which I’m aware seems silly, but if you wanna go ask my ex-army dad to open them up again I won’t stop you!

I’m hoping to do a lot of moving in the near future. My parents are moving house, we’ve been in this one a long time and it was only supposed to be a rest stop. And I also want to move in with my partner! So if things go well… I’m going to be moving house twice before the end of 2021…. pray for me and my books!!!

Do you keep all the books you read? Do you unhaul every single book? (like my parents do, heathens) Or do you fall somewhere in the middle? Let me know!!

BOOK UNHAUL!!!

I’m actually getting rid of some books!! I find this incredibly difficult to do, as if I have yet to read a book then it could still be something I love, and I have loved the majority of books I’ve read. However, I need to be realistic with myself and only keep ones I enjoyed and that I will actually read. So, coming up will be a list of TEN books that are leaving my house. I let a friend have a look through the pile so she’s taking 4 books, and the other 6 are going to a secondhand bookshop or a charity shop.

the deerslayerThe Deerslayer byย James Fenimore Cooper

I picked this up purely because it was old, pretty and 30p. In reality, I’m never going to get round to this large book with a synopsis that doesn’t intrigue me and I may as well donate it and allow someone who is excited to read it to own in.

 

lesseks keyLessek’s Key by Robert Scott and Jay Gordon

Although the synopsis of this book does intrigue me, it’s the second book in a series and in 2 years I’ve not found book 1 in a charity shop or wanted to go buy it new so I think it’s time for it to go to a better home.

 

showdownShowdown by Ted Dekker

Another book where the synopsis looks interesting, however, when compared to other books I already have on my physical TBR this is not something I’m going to be picking up anytime soon and I don’t want it taking up space on my shelves

 

the book of secretsThe Book of Secrets by Tom Harper

This book looked very interesting at the time of purchase… but it doesn’t anymore. Simple as. Time to let somebody else enjoy it!

 

 

fingersmithFingersmith by Sarah Waters

This is a book I can see myself liking. But… it’s also a book I can see myself leaving on my shelves for a decade and never actually picking up.

 

 

the time traveler's wifeThe Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

We’ve all heard the hype for this book, and many have seen the movie. Although I do like the concept I’ve seen many reviews saying that it isn’t done well, and I would rather chance it on the movie than the book. So for probably the first, and maybe only, time, I’m ignoring the book andย maybe watching the movie.

 

fallenFallen by Lauren Kate

Another one picked up purely because I had heard the hype, but when I was going through my books I realised that this is no longer something I’m interested in. This genre was really for me a few years ago, but I won’t enjoy it now.

 

The above seven books I bought from charity shops, for ยฃ2 or less, so I don’t feel so bad that I’ve not really read them before unhauling (I gave Fallen a go and did not enjoy). These next three books were bought for me as presents, either by a friend or my mum, and they just weren’t for me. I’ve kept them for many years, but I can’t justify keeping books I don’t like anymore and I know neither of the gifties will be mad at me for letting them go to better homes.

blood water

Blood Water by Dean Vincent Carter

This book just did not entertain me. I did find it a little creepy (which is the intention), but I also found it boring and despite being a thin book it took me a while to get through.

 

Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino: Volumes 1 & 2

A friend gifted the first two books in this manga to me, however, I sadly didn’t really get into it much and did not enjoy them (I did read both to give it a chance).

And that’s it! All 10 books I’m getting rid of in one way or another. There’s a definite theme with the reasons books are leaving my shelves, depending on whether they’ve been read or not, but if I don’t want to read or re-read them then I don’t want them there. I promise I did not mean to offend anyone by unhauling any of these books! It’s just personal taste, preference, and being realistic about what I can actually read in the time given to me.

Thanks for reading guys! Leave me a comment down below if you agree or disagree with my unhauling of these 10 books!

Book unhaul for a good cause!

One of my old primary schools (I went to many) has expanded recently, it used to span from nursery to year 4 (3 years old to 8 years old) and was called a First School. Due to new legislation in the county, they have had to expand to become a primary school and include years 5 and 6 (up to 10 years old). This has brought about various different problems, but one which I just had to do something about is the lack of books for these new two year groups! The new year 5 teacher has bought as many books as she could afford for the children, but I decided that this would be good motivation for me to unhaul a decent stack of my older books so that they can go to a better cause and be loved and appreciated by the staff and students!

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This is the total pile of books that I have “donated” to my old school, totalling 82 books!!! (unless I counted the wrong, which is definitely possible!)

The books which are pages down on my bed are a selection of children’s non-fiction books, with three different series: Horrible Science, The Knowledge and Dead Famous.Processed with MOLDIV

Here is a close up of the left stack of books. Some of these are duplicates of books I’m keeping, and others are ones which I feel the kids will get more mileage out of than I would if I hoarded them! There are a couple of books in here which won’t be going to the school (i.e. The Devil Wears Prada and Chasing Harry Winston), but they’re in this photo because I’m unhauling them along with the rest.Processed with MOLDIVย Some of these books were my favourites when I was younger, but they just aren’t something that I’m going to re-read ever again and I know they’re just perfect for the school library.

I definitely plan on buying some charity books to give to the school as I have really enjoyed helping them but I don’t have any more books I can part with! I really hope the kids love these and that the next set I donate will be loved too. I think I’m going to pick up some nursery books too next time as they tend to get destroyed relatively quickly at that end of the school!

If you’re ever struggling to find a way to unhaul books, donating them to your old school or a school local to you is such a good way. You know that the books will be loved and appreciated and that you’re helping teachers out and saving them some of their paycheque!