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My Latest Library Haul

Hi everyone. Since moving with my family, I live a lot closer to the library now. This is a blessing and a curse. It seems every time I go in, I come out with at least one new book. I thought today I would share my recent borrowings. Prepare yourselves, it may look like it’s a lot, but it’s really, um, not? Just kidding. Half of them are physical and half are on my kindle. 


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I’ve been going through a sort of road-trip, fashion intern, internet sensation, and serious topic mood lately. I picked up Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour because I’ve been reading Open Road Summer. I’m hoping I’ll read Amy & Roger’s after finishing Open Road Summer so I can do a joint review. Actually, a lot of these books will be joint reviews if I read them fast enough.

I picked up Fixing Delilah and Saving Francesca because they’re fairly short. Also because they were looking so sad on the bookshelf when I walked by. I think I have one of them on Kindle but whatever, that’s just details. They needed to be checked out.  I checked out How It Ends because I have been interested in this broken friendship story since it came out. I figured if I check it out, there’s a chance I’ll get to it. Right? Well, one can hope anyway.

I had to grab Tash Hearts Tolstoy which I actually had a hold put on just the other day. As I was leaving the library, I thought I’d go check the hold section to see if it was there by chance and it was! I previously looked for it a few days ago at the library, but rather than look at the new releases section (which I did actually stop by), I looked at it by the author’s last name. I was sad and thought it was forever lost because that does happen sometimes at the library? I bought Eliza and Her Monsters at ALA and I want to review these two at the same time if I can.

If you read my post from the other day, you know that I read Foreign Exposure and Fashionistas already. I thought I would do a re-read though and follow-up with a joint review and/or another feature.

Internet Famous is essentially an inspiration to me now because I may start doing weekly TV recaps along with movie recaps and thoughts. Does that sound like something anyone would be interested in? Either way, I’ll be doing it because I love the idea.  I’m not doing it at all to actually become internet famous, why would you think that?  This was actually a feature I had drafted up on my laptop, prior to it’s death, when The Vampire Diaries was still airing and The 100 was on.

I thought I would get Kiss Cam too since it was mere inches away and a title I’d been sort of interested in. Rather than recaps though, it deals with vlogging, video blogging as well as kissing. It sounds interesting and of course, a little problematic when things start heating up, as I’m sure they will.

Finally, I checked out All-American Boys last month before ALA and had hoped to finish it by now. Unfortunately, if you have been around my blog or twitter for long, you might know that I kind of switch books often.

Now for the ebooks! Overdrive is the real blessing and curse. I should not be allowed to freely roam on that website with the power to checkout numerous 10 books.


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Once again, you can kind of see the trend of music, famous people, social media and serious contemporary going on. I was really excited to see Overdrive had This Is What Happy Looks Like. I bought it when I first started my book blog, but never got around to read it because it just looks so intimidating with it’s page count. I thought maybe I would do better reading it on a Kindle. I threw in Avalon High because I really like that book. I also despise the movie adaptation but that is a whole other story I won’t get into.

If you have read any of these books, I want to hear all about it. With all of that said, I have a question about what you would like to see on my blog more! I’m posting the question on Twitter, but I’ll link it here as well. 



Stacking The Shelves (#5)

STSStacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted at Tynga’s Reviews. This is where you share books you’ve bought, borrowed, won, or been given.
This week Ik received the last of my books in the mail that I ordered a couple weeks ago. 🙂 I got packages from Book Depository, Thrift Books and a book I won in a giveaway! Which I hadn’t even known I won.
I got these books this week.

Stack of Books

From Book Depository
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Isla and The Happily Ever After (#3) by Stephanie Perkins
Vivian Versus The Apocalypse (#1) by Katie Coyle
Vivian Versus America (#2) by Katie Coyle
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas

From Thrift Books
Fire With Fire (Burn For Burn #2) by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Crazy by Amy Reed
Clean by Amy Reed
Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
Cut by Patricia McCormick
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Starry Night by Isabel Gillies
 I won Starry Night by Isabel Gillies from Tirzah @ The Compulsive Reader. I was thrilled to get this book. i had no idea I even won it until I emailed her. 🙂

Overall I’ve had a great book week. I’m so excited to read these books by Abigail Haas and Katie Coyle. I’ve started Dangerous Girls and it has one of the most interest openings I’ve read. I kind of read a spoiler on it though, a huge one, which kind of puts a damper on it for me but that’s fine. 🙂 I thought it was a possibility anyway. I’ve heard great things about both of these authors.
I started Just Listen last night, but i think I’m going to switch back to Dangerous Girls instead. I’m in the mood for another thriller/mystery.
What books have you guys received this week? Let me know. 🙂

Book Haul (#2, Part 2, Barnes and Noble + Book Store)

Hello everyone. It is Tuesday and I’ve said a couple times, I’m helping out at VBS this week. 🙂 Therefore this is a scheduled post that will be going up while I’m gone. I figured I should finally post “Part 2” of my June/July book haul. I purchased these books from either Barnes and Noble or the book store at my library. I will explain why I bought each one. 🙂 Besides the fact “It was on sale!” excuse that I told my mom. There were two separate Barnes and Noble purchases I made online.

These purchases wouldn’t have even occurred had I not gone onto the B&N website and noticed that they don’t charge shipping for *gasps* members. “Well, I should put my membership to more use than getting 50 cents of drinks in their cafe. I’ll save like five dollars.”. 😉


The first one contained:

Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins


For weeks I had been hearing about this Paris themed romance novel, all good things. I decided to get this one in anticipation of Isla and The Happily Ever After coming out later this month.

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green


After previously purchasing two of John Green’s other YA Novels that I felt were more interesting than this one, I decided to go ahead and buy this one as well. I’d read part of this book in a John Green sampler Barnes and Noble was giving away and thought it was interesting and wanted to read it.

After buying these books, a day or two later, I decided to buy more books. My reasoning being that a few of my previous Amazon purchases were “sad” and I needed something happy to read in-between all of my sad books. Yep, that’s my reasoning for these next purchases. 🙂


Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins


Well, after I bought Anna, I figured “Well, I already have the first one, why not get the second one too?”. Now you all know what I think when I buy books.


The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith


I have wanted this book forever, ever since I (of course) saw it in Barnes and Noble on a display in it’s hardback form. Now it was finally in paperback, only 6.38, and it was shipping to my house for free! I couldn’t resist the temptation. I am not that strong.

 Then due to the similar covers, I had to get this next one, of course.


This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith


Finally, my final purchase (or is it…). I knew the author was coming out with “The Geography of Me and You” and since I already put Smith’s previous book in my heart and this one was around the same price, I figured I should purchase it too.


 And thus ends my Barnes and Noble purchases.


But wait! There’s more.


~Book Store Purchases~

Now although I had (at this time) already previously bought thirteen books online and having only read three, I made the mistake of going into my library’s book store. I knew what I was doing. 😉 I told myself on the way there “Okay, if I go there and I find a book that is on my TBR list, I’ll buy it”.

Guess what?


I found one! It was. . .


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. “I have to get this, it’s in paperback, it’s only $4 and it’s almost perfect. So I purchased it.

Then a week later I go to the book store again with the same promise “Ok, if I find a book from my TBR list, I’ll buy it”.


Fate was on my side, I was destined to buy the following books. I walk into the book store, I look left to the children’s/young adult section and there just sitting on display in a book holder is…


Divergent! Of course I had to get it, God knows I’m way behind in my Dystopian YA Novels. What other choice did I have? Walk away you say? Not a chance!


I couldn’t only get one book though, oh no, that’s just ridiculous. I must cruise the entire (semi-small) store lest I miss any hidden gems. I wander to the Fiction section, then go to Classic Literature, because I am also incredibly behind in that genre as well. I find for only one dollar. This book!


Catcher In The Rye!


This books is a classic and according to some a Young Adult novel. I have heard such good things about. It’s also been mentioned in Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky which that book has been compared to. I figured it was time to buy it.


Well, that’s it for my book buying purchases. 🙂


Book Haul #1

Hello everyone! I figured now would be a great time to finally unveil part one of my June/July book haul.  🙂 Let me just say, it was a pain uploading all these pictures, hence why this is going to consist of two posts. Well, that, and the fact I bought a ridiculous amount of books over the past month and a half. I’m sure all you book lovers know how that is.

Love Letters To The Dead    Eleanor and park cover

 Love Letters To The Dead                    Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
by Ava Dellaira

 IfIStay_zpsf82a8001   WhereSheWent_zpsb72ccdde

If I Stay by Gayle Forman                 Where She Went by Gayle Forman

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Paper Towns by John Green         Looking For Alaska by John Green

Every Day    Beforeifall_zps3d8f9646

Every Day by David Levithan      Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

I bought all of those books from I’ve read Eleanor and Park, Love Letters to The Dead, The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight and started If I Stay. The last of which I need to finish before I go see the movie.. My Eleanor and Park review is here, feel free to check that out. My review for Love Letters to The Dead will be up here tomorrow. I’m still working on that one.

I know I’m super behind in reading the majority of these books, but you know. I’m getting to it. 🙂 Kind of.

The second part of my book haul should be up either tomorrow or Saturday. Continue reading

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