Month: September 2017

Stacking the Shelves: What Happened When You Made The Deal With the Grisha

Posted September 30, 2017 by Kim in book haul / 5 Comments

stacking the shelves is hosted weekly by tynga’s reviews and reading reality.

The Deal by Elle Kennedy
What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
Warcross by Marie Lu

It didn’t even occur to me that I would want the “abs” edition of The Deal until they announced the redesign of the Off-Campus series. Of all the new covers, I like the first book the most, which works out in my favor because it’s also my favorite of all of them. I’m so excited to read the Briar Hockey series. I told myself that I wasn’t really interested in The Language of Thorns, but it’s Leigh Bardugo (like that’s suppose to explain everything) and the hardcover is nothing short of beautiful. Fitting, especially because of how much I love Leigh’s writing. I’d really to read the short stories soon but HI CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT THE KING OF SCARS FOR ONE SECOND BECAUSE NIKOLAI IS GETTING HIS STORY and Leigh Bardugo has a pretty damn good track record with duologies. I’m also not too sure why Barnes and Noble keeps sending me packages with damaged books. Warcross came with a slit in the back cover and bended pages, and The Language of Thorns has a rip in the dust jacket too.

Even though I don’t mind tossing my books this way and that or marking the pages until the margins run out, I still prefer the books I paid good money for to come to me in the best condition possible. What Happened really isn’t something that would’ve made it onto my radar as a hey this looks good lets buy this to read now okay? kind of book. I started seeing a few people I follow talk about it though, and I started getting more and more curious until I finally went to Target and found the last lone copy. As per what seems like a recent unfortunate tradition, this book had some weird markings on the spine. I was so curious at that point that I ended up buying it anyway. Honestly, I’m twenty pages in and no one warned me (they totally did though) that I would be crying all the tears. It’s so emotionally draining that I really can’t read more than a couple of pages at a time. For some masochistic reason, that’s really satisfying to me.

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Ten Books That Feature Athletic Characters

Ten Books That Feature Athletic Characters

top ten tuesday is hosted by the broke and the bookish. The Deal by Elle Kennedy Series: Off-Campus (#1) Published: February 24th, 2015 Publisher: Createspace She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy… Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area […]

Posted September 26, 2017
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Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout Cover Reveal & Giveaway

Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout Cover Reveal & Giveaway

Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout Series: Wicked (#3) Published: December 11th, 2017 Goodreads | Amazon Ivy Morgan hasn’t been feeling like herself lately. Not like anyone can blame her. After all, being held captive by a psychotic fae prince hell-bent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld is bound to leave some mental scars. It’s more than that, […]

Posted September 20, 2017
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Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater Series: (The Raven Cycle #2) Published: September 17th, 2017 Publisher: Scholastic Press Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and […]

Posted September 19, 2017
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Review: Fizzopolis by Patrick Carman & Brain Sheesley

Review: Fizzopolis by Patrick Carman & Brain Sheesley

Fizzopolis: The Trouble with Fuzzwonker Fizz by Patrick Carman & Brian Sheesley Series: Fizzopolis (#1)  Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Published: March 1st, 2016 Source: ARC Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble Welcome to Fizzopolis! Home to the world’s greatest soda pop, Fuzzwonker Fizz, and the Fizzies—fuzzy, fizzy creatures that live only in Fizzopolis. Join Harold and Floyd in […]

Posted September 16, 2017
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How to Approach Reading During the School Year

How to Approach Reading During the School Year

So you want to read for fun, but classes are beginning and the homework is pilling and essays are overdue, and you don’t have any motivation to pick up a book? The important first step here is to know yourself and your habits. Are you the kind of person who gets called out in class […]

Posted September 12, 2017
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Stacking the Shelves: Who Buys The Same Book Twice?

Stacking the Shelves: Who Buys The Same Book Twice?

Stacking the Shelves is hosted weekly by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas Even if I swear left and right that I didn’t mean to buy two copies of the same […]

Posted September 10, 2017
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Review: Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat

Review: Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat

  CAPTIVE PRINCE by C.S. Pascat Series: Captive Prince (#1) Published: April 7th, 2015 Publisher: Berkley Source: Purchased Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble  Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos. But when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his […]

Posted September 2, 2017
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