Getting Rid of a Sticker and its Residue

Today was supposed to be a review of Sea Witch by Sarah Henning, but life got in the way and I'm still in the middle of reading it.
So instead here's something different!

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I'm sure a lot of us has experienced this. Every once in a while we buy a book and it has a sticker on the cover (promotion, sale, used copy... too many reasons) and we peel it off - and the residue stays. And. It. Won't. Budge.

At this point you try to rub it creating goo lumps eventually just smearing the mess. Then we might google, but we can't just risk the book. But I've done it so you don't need to!
So for getting rid of a sticker and its residue read on.

Before continuing on with your own testing, try the possible materials on a bit of the cover first to make sure it won't be harmed!

1) Getting the sticker off

- Take a blunt object with an edge (ex. a ruler), but nothing too sharp so you won't puncture the cover

- Start with the corner of the sticker and once it lifts up use the edge of the ruler to push the sticker, until you can pull it with your fingers

- Note: in case of multiple stickers, finish with one sticker completely before starting another so nothing sticks to the goop while you work

At this point the materials to use differ based on the cover material type.

For non-absorbent covers
(ex. leather, cloth, plastic covered, some of the velvety feeling ones, most naked hardbacks):

2) Get something alcohol based, or not
You can use perfume or nail polish remover, or even just oil
(I even managed with non-alcohol based nail polish remover)

- Add a few drops to a piece of paper and start rubbing the sticker

- You can finish off with a dry or damp (with water) paper to get rid of any moisture left

For other covers
(ex. most hardback jackets, paper, non-shiny I guess):

2) Rubbing
There's a couple ways of doing this, but each work because of friction and the residue will start to clump up

- Take an eraser (or even just a piece of paper) and rub the sticky parts. Don't use a crumbly one and do note that this will cause lots of crumbs to clean off, but the stickyness will be gone

- The I'd-even-say-iconic way would be to try blotting the sticker's residue with the sticker itself, but this would take quite a long time. So instead take a piece of tape and instead of blotting it stick it on (while still holding the ends) and rub it against the book

What not to do:
- Don't use heat on it like you can with wood, it will curl the pages
- If you're using any liquids, don't leave it on too long, it might soak through the cover
- Also with liquids try not get any of it on the book pages, because though they will dry they might end up curled

Another warning: it does get worse, before it gets better!

Read on lovelies,


Mid Year Book Freak Out TAG

I've done this tag before, and here it is again since we're slightly over the halfway mark again.
2016 link

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2018.
My Plain Jane
2. Best sequel you've read so far in 2018.
A Reaper at the Gates
3. New release you haven't read yet, but want to.
Sea Witch
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year. Archenemies

5. Biggest disappointment. So not the lowest rating but one I had high hopes for - There's Someone Inside Your House

6. Biggest surprise. Again not the highest rating, but was surprising - To Kill a Kingdom

7. Favorite new author.(Debut or new to you) Helen Hoang (Kiss Quotient)

8. Newest fictional crush. Hm, I have no idea

9. Newest favourite character. Again, no idea

10. Book that made you cry. None, I don't think

11. Book that made you happy. My Plain Jane

12. Most beautiful book you've bought so far this year (or received) Jane Eyre from the classic lines collection

13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
I've done really well with reading all the books I've bought before this year (I have posts about that system) and the only two I have left are: The Idiot Brain and The Season of You and Me

*For stars and more info check my Goodreads: link*

Read on lovelies,


Read This Month, May and June

May & June

  1. The Academy REVIEW 
  2. Smoke in the Sun, (Series Finisher) REVIEW 
  1. The Kiss Quotient, ebook, REVIEW ✦.5
  2. The Reaper at the Gates, REVIEW ✦.5
  3. Save the Date, audiobook 
  4. The Beauty of Darknessaudiobook, (Series Finisher) ✦.5
  5. #Prettyboy Must Die, audiobook ✦.5
  6. Book of a Thousand Daysaudiobook 
  7. To Kill a Kingdom, audiobook ✦.5
  8. When Dimple Met Rishi, audiobook 
  9. My Plain Jane, ebook, REVIEW 
  10. Stalking Jack the Ripper, audiobook 


Male/Female author:
        33 retelling,
        33 romance,
        17 % fantasy,
        17 % crime/
       4 774 p
        58% audio books,
        25 % physical books,
        17 % e-books
         42 sent to me (for honest reviews)

*For stars and more info check my Goodreads: link*

Read on lovelies,