January Wrap Up!

Started my second semester this month! Whoop, whoop! Super exciting, but also makes for a reading slump. Maybe someday I’ll be able to read for leisure while being in school. But until then, I’ll make due with what I have: an addiction to buying more books than I finish.

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Yes Please by Amy Poehler
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo

I may not have read a lot of books, but I read quality books this month. I loved them all and I started some great books this month too!

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(A simple sneak peek of the books I’ll finish in Feb.)

STATS:

Pages read: 839 (counting finishing books from previous months/starting new books)
Average pages per day: 27
Average time to finish a book: too long
Average rating: 4 out of 5 stars (only counting the books finished in January)

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Winter 2014 Book Haul!

Winter of 2014 was a good time for buying and receiving books. Winter has two gift giving holidays in my household, Christmas and my birthday. So, of course, I got books for both occasions.

Yay! <3

Yay! ❤

But first, don’t remind me how grainy this picture is. It looked so much better on my phone. Ugh. ANYWAY!

The list includes:

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
-This is the sequel to the beloved, soon to be major motion picture, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Did I mention my copy is autographed? ❤ This lovely gem was gifted to me by my loving boyfriend.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler
-This is Poehler’s memoir and first book. Also signed ❤ and also gifted by the novio.

Sanctum by Madeline Roux
-Sequel to the hidden gem Asylum. I read Asylum when it came out, which was before this blog so I’m not entirely sure if I reviewed it, but holy moly, I’ll review both because I loved Asylum. Gifted to myself 😉

My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins
-Which is 12 different love stories set around the holidays and if you keep up with my blog, you know I loved it.

Schizo by Nic Sheff
-The main character goes through a schizophrenic episode the same weekend his brother goes missing. Does this not sound amazingly interesting? I wanted it for so long and, again, my lovely boyfriend gave it to me for Christmas!

Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk
-This was a spur the moment buy. It was signed and I decided to read the synopsis, after that, I had to get it. It’s like a crazy take over the world story. You want to know how they want to take over the world? Sex Toys. There, now you know why I wanted it. Also, I’ve never read Palahniuk, so why not start now?

Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
-This is his memoir and it’s a choose your own path book. What’s not to want? Also, I received this from Random House and Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. So, yes. I’m excited for this one.

Seventh Son by Joseph Delaney
-This is a bind up of the first two books from The Last Apprentice series. It’s a movie tie in cover but I could deal. It was cheap and it was two books in one. I’ll try to read it before I watch the movie. I’ve heard good things about this series. Gifted it to myself, obvs.

Harley Quinn Preludes and Knock-Knock Jokes by Karl Kesel
-I honestly don’t know much about this comic book except that it revolves around Harley Quinn and she’s my spirit animal. Gifted to me by my lovely brother and his girlfriend for Christmas.

The Selection by Kiera Cass
-I’ve heard so many amazing things about this series. I’ve heard it described as The Bachelor meets The Hunger Games and hey, yes, this got me crazy curious. So, I’ll hopefully catch up with the series before The Elite comes out. Gifted to myself. (I know, I’m terrible)

Artfolds
-This is a book that is more of an activity. It’s filled with Walt Disney quotes and then you fold the pages a certain way, so when you have it opened, it is in the shape of Mickey Mouse. It was cute and on sale and I need more cute decorations in my room, so sue me.

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
-Another one I’ve heard amazing things about. It’s a ghost story that takes place in my favorite and least favorite store: IKEA! Except it’s not actually Ikea (but it totally is).

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
-The cover is gorgeous and I’m excited to read it. I’ve heard nothing by good things about it. I’m usually really iffy about sci-fi but I just couldn’t pass this one up.

and last but not least,

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
-As some of you may know/remember, I read Fangirl a while back and just couldn’t. I literally couldn’t. However, I read Landline and absolutely adored it. Rowell’s story in My True Love Gave to Me was the absolute best one. I realized that I love her. (and I’m willing to give Fangirl a second chance). So, my amazing boyfriend got me the collector’s edition of Eleanor and Park, and it is signed, by the amazing Rainbow Rowell. EEEEEEP! ❤ ❤ So excited to read this.

That concludes my epic Winter 2014 Book Haul.

I’ve only read two from the list so far but I must say, this is my most exciting haul I’ve ever had! Good luck everyone and HAPPY READING!

November Wrap Up!!

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This is probably my worst month to date. I literally only truly read one novel..and it was for school. Upon this realization, in hopes of doubling my book load this month, I sped through Li’l Gotham. I bought Yes Please on Black Friday and started it that day.

Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Batman: Li’l Gotham Vol II by Dustin Nguyen
Yes Please by Amy Poehler

STATS:

Pages read: 473 (I’ve only read 56 pages of Yes Please)
Average pages per day: 15.77
Average time to finish a book: 10.3 Days
Average rating: 4

Sex Criminals Vol. 1 by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky

what a sexy cover.

what a sexy cover.

Title: Sex Criminals Volume 1
Author
: Matt Fraction and (Artist) Chip Zdarsky
Original Publication Date: April 29th, 2014
Original Price: $9.99 (Paperback)
My Price: Free (ARC)
Number of Pages: 128

Quick Synopsis: As a young girl, Suzie finds out something amazing about herself: when she has an orgasm, time literally stops. She goes through her adult life trying to figure out why that is. But never uses it to its full potential. It isn’t until she meets Jon at a party that she finds out…there are more like her.

No Spoilz=No worriez

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Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

found on google.

found on google.

Quick Synopsis: A memoir, as told by the many simplistically drawn comics by Allie Brosch.

Ok. When I say “simplistically drawn” I don’t mean it as an insult, in fact, the complete opposite. Although her art is simplistic, it is crazy detailed and crazy funny. This book would not be the greatness that it is, if it weren’t for her hilarious comics. This is Brosh’s first book and I hope it is an intro for many to come. I was rolling around laughing and how great these stories from her childhood are. But, of course, just because you’re a famous writer, doesn’t mean your life is all sunshines and rainbows. Brosh hit a tough patch in life that she also includes in this book. Of course, it wasn’t as hilariously enjoyable as the meant-to-be-funny parts of this book but even past that, it actually still was, enjoyable. The somber portions of the book are so highly relate-able, it almost makes them endearing. Because, yes, we’re all humans, and yes, we all get depressed.

Bottom line: Yes, read this book, stop reading my blog and go read this book. It’ll be worth it. Promise.