Saturday, November 30, 2013

November Book Haul Part 1~

So I was REALLY bad this month....bought a lot of books...but really didn't read anything....Well...I read one...But that's for a whole different blog entry...Let's get to the shameless hauling. ^^''

House of Hades by Rick Riordan.  I FINALLY GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I died when my parents handed me a birthday bag and I pulled this out!~ <3 It's so buttery and soft and magical.....I was going to read it right after I finished Insurgent...but I have The Book Thief started at school and it's finals soon, so I wouldn't get anything done if I started this....So it's going to have to wait until winter break

Going Bovine by Libba Bray.  I really enjoyed Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle Trilogy, so I wanted to try some of her other books. I am not so interested in her Beauty Queens book, so when I found Going Bovine at Goodwill I got pretty excited. It looks like a hella weird book, but that excites me!~ And cows. I like cows. I have no idea what this is even about...but cows.

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Speaking of books that are beaten up. This book is totally beaten to hell. I got this at my local library during their Black Friday book sale for 50 cents. I really wanted to read this book, but I didn't want to buy it. Sci-fi is not really my thing, so I didn't want to spend a lot on a book that I wasn't really sure about. So I got this one. It's got a lot of character. XD I love it.

Crave- This is another 50 cent book from my library sale. I LOVE J. R. Ward and even though I haven't started the Fallen Angel series, I am very excited to have this book. I already have Covet on my shelf, and I hope I can keep randomly collecting these books~ If you love romance novels with action and paranormal elements, her books are amazing. Black Dagger Brotherhood is amazing, and I'm sure this series will be awesome too. ^^v

Lover Unbound- Speaking of Black Dagger Brotherhood!!!~ I am slowly finding the hardcovers of this series. I had borrowed the softcovers of this series from a dear friend of mine (I have yet to give them back.....) and I really want to own this series for myself. I HATE this cover, but this is one of my favorite books. Vishous is one of my favorite vampires, and this book.....this book....fantastic.

Sooooooooooooo that's part one!!! The only reason this haul is going to be in parts is because the rest of my books are at school and my camera battery had died, and I had no way to charge it to take pictures...^^''v But I'll get that up soon. Also I have a bunch of reviews to do...and I WILL do two-ish weeks when I am home again for winter/Christmas break. I PROMISE!!!! *pinky swear* I have the pictures for those reviews all taken...all I need to do is do the write up. ^^' If you have read any of these or are curious about any of these books, please let me know!! I would love to hear from you!!~ Whelp! Until next time!!!  BYIE! *waves*

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Friday, November 1, 2013

October Wrap-Up

So this is my first ever wrap up/TBR entry. I like to set goals for myself, and I thought this would be a fun challenge for me! I'm gonna try to do these at the end/beginning of every month. So let's get this party started!~

First off, I wanted to say that I am NOT a fast reader. At all. I'm a bit dyslexic so it does take me a bit of time to get through some things. Also I'm a 5th year in I don't really have much time for pleasure reading. But I do what I can!

So I made it through 4 books in the month of October. That is a lot of books for me! I'm so proud of myself!

The first book I read was The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan. I flew through this monster book. I absolutely LOVE this author and how he mixes action and comedy and sadness so well! He makes you wanna cry or bite your nails and then makes you burst out laughing at his witty characters. Genius. So many feels in this book. What a cliff hanger. I shan't go into detail, but I, supposedly, have House of Hades (book 4) waiting for me at home (as a birthday present) but I can't get it until Thanksgiving....bullocks.....*sigh* Needless to say I will be reading House of Hades in December. (5 stars)

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake.  After being on a HUGE Greek mythology kick, I needed another high dose of Greeks...So I pulled this out! I had heard it was pretty gory (which it was) so I thought it was also appropriate for Halloween! This book...Oh my gosh. This book. I loved it soooooooooooo hard! It made me friggen cry (I was also severely sleep deprived, so that may have been a reason I cried...but I'm going to say it was the book)! This book is full of action, gore, feels, and sarcasm. All of my favorite things. I am soooooooo super hella stoked for the second book (which comes out NEXT December...a whole year I have to wait....Y^Y). I also want to read more of Kendare Blake's books. I hear Anna Dressed in Blood is really good too. (5 Stars)

Divergent by Veronica Roth.  This was actually the last book I read in October. I read it in 2 days (which is really fast for me). I know I'm one of the last people in existence to read this book....But wow my gosh I totally get why it's so popular! It's bloody brilliant!! I finished it, and then I had no idea what to do with myself. I had a 3 day reading slump because I was just too stunned to function. The action was great, the characters were great (Tris and Four!! <3) and I LOVE that it takes place in dystopian Chicago!! I live near Chicago, so it's really nice to be able to recognize the landmarks Tris is mentioning. I feel like nobody ever writes about Chicago..or the Midwest. It's always a coast or the South. ^^'' Anywho. I digress. I loved this book to death and I'm curious about the movie..I saw the trailer, and I'm not going to lie....I'm kinda nervous about it...We'll see what happens. (5 Stars)

Uglies- I hauled this book not too long ago and I was soooooooooo super excited to have found it for 89 cents at Goodwill. It's an odd copy of Uglies (and they spelled Scott Westerfeld's name wrong on the spine..They put Westerfield. Haha), it's super beat up, and someone has written "yo" on the top of it, but all the pages are there! Haha! I enjoyed this book. I thought the writing was a bit childish for a young adult book. Also I had a hard time getting into the story because I couldn't connect with the characters. I thought Tally was a sheep and Shay was an unconvincing rebel. But I grew to like Tally and the action parts were pretty entertaining (no pun intended...ish. XD). I'm curious to see where it's going to go. I just ordered Pretties today off of for 79 cents, so that's cool. (4 1/2 stars)

Well that's everything! I just ordered 4 more books off of (one was 79 cents the other three were 1 cent! What a bargain!!!). Maybe one of those will be in my November wrap-up!~ I am very excited for this month and I can't wait to cross some of these books off of my TBR list!

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