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Bookshelf Tour Speedrun

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Hey, my name is Viv and today I wanted to do a bookshelf tour. But, I don’t really have a lot of time, and I’m going to assume you don’t either So I kinda wanted to do a bookshelf tour: speedrun edition. Which is essentially where I go through my bookshelf really quickly. So, since I’ll be talking fast in this video I’ll probably put captions (yep, I did), so you can understand what I’m actually saying And…yeah, I think that’s it. So, without further ado Let’s go So, the first thing you’ll probably notice about my bookshelf is that it’s not a bookshelf at all and actually just a smaller part of my desk. This is because my room is very small and I have to accommodate that. Like when life gives you coffee grounds instead of lemons you make gross bitter bean juice and deal with it. The second thing you’ll notice is that my books are arranged only by height. From tallest to smallest. And that probably says something about me as a person but this is a speedrun so we don’t have time to unpack that right now. Anyway, let’s get right into it. The first book on my shelf is A Separate Peace by John Knowles This is actually one of my favorite books of all time but no one else really seems to appreciate it or even like it. Which makes me very sad because I liked it so much I even cried at the end. But maybe that doesn’t say much because I cry at everything. Next up we have Magic of Wind and Mist by Cassandra Rose Clarke. I actually picked this up on an impulse because it caught my eye as I was roaming the aisles of Barnes and Noble as I do hungry for my next feast of literature I really enjoy what I’ve read so far, but I’m only halfway through and haven’t actually read anymore since July which means I’ll probably have to reread everything again. Speaking of things I have to reread: The next three books on my shelf make up the Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab. And my bookshelf is so small that they don’t even fit properly. I love the first two books and read them in quick succession, and naturally, I wanted to get the third book as it came out. But it was only available in hardcover with a dust jacket. So I had to wait 6 months to a year for it to buy the paperback version, and since then I have just not read it. So I will most likely have to go back and read the first two books again in order to understand the third one. Next I have Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo I have never read this book, but I know that it is extremely popular and everyone is hyped over the Netflix adaptation that is coming out. With everyone clamoring over this duology, it is a miracle that I have not yet been spoiled. The only thing I actually know about the book is that it is about six dangerous outcasts who are on one impossible heist I will read this eventually but I do not know when. Please do not shame me in the comments. Then we have Vicious by V.E. Schwab. I have not read this. Next is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. This book has a very special place in my heart because I found it so beautiful and moving and it treated its characters with such care and love that I basically cried throughout the entire book. Not because it was necessarily sad, but because that’s just who I am as a person. After that, we have This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. I have not read this book. Then we have The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger I thought that I would get something similar to The Outsiders Maybe a “Stay gold, Pony Boy” feel to it but instead I got Holden Caulfield and I very much disliked him and this novel. Up next is Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Please excuse this ugly circle that is printed on to this edition of the book. I do not like it and I think it ruins what otherwise is a pretty decent cover. Anyway, this book was just okay to me, but the movie was pretty good and I lost it at the ferris wheel scene. Next is The Secret History by Donna Tartt. I got this for myself for Christmas and I have not read it yet. After that is Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini This is not a very good book but as a devoted fan of Be More Chill the musical who basically has to consume everything pertaining to the subject I had to read it. And now it remains on my shelf as a reminder that those with humble beginnings can always become something great. But yeah, this book is not great. Finally, I have To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This is another one of my favorite novels and one of the only books that has an equally as great movie adaptation. I read this book over six times, which is probably the most I’ve ever reread a book next to the Warrior Cat series I read as a kid. Oh, right. And down here, I have the book that I am currently reading: Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray. I am only 60 pages in, but I really like the story so far and I think it’s a fun time. Now, let’s move on to–(lol at my gasp here) I am embarrassed to say that i have just fallen over my desk chair, costing me precious seconds in this speedrun. This is a major setback, but I cannot be deterred. The show must go on and we must continue.

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