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I spy a book festival + updates!

Sep
21

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It’s time for the National Book Festival in D.C. again! Remember last year when I met Sarah Dessen? Good times.

BUT THIS YEAR WILL BE EVEN BETTER. Why?

John Green. R.L. Stine. David Levithan. Lowis Lowry. Melissa Marr.

These are some of my favorite authors. I can’t wait to see them, to hear them speak. (And maybe get some autographs if I feel like standing in lines for several hours.)

I wasn’t fortunate enough to meet any fellow bloggers last year, but I’d love to change that this time around, if possible. Let me know if you’re going!

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And now, an obligatory response to the Where have you BEEN? question:

School. It has taken over my life. Even when I’m not in classes or at work, I’m STILL working. When I have downtime, I tend to waste it playing games or lurking on Twitter. You know – basically wasting it on everything aside from reading and blogging. But this isn’t anything new, is it?

Bottom line is I’m booked solid. But I’m not gone!

I’m doing my best to keep in touch while also keeping my school priorities straight. It’s an important year.

Hope everyone’s doing well!

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Book jewelry.

Jul
03

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So I came across this little shop on etsy, called Mini Books Jewelry. And approximately two seconds later I was squealing over the absolutely adorable little literary charms.

I’m not normally one for charm bracelets, but these are too cute to resist. From John Green’s books to Catcher in the Rye to the Hunger Games trilogy to How to Kill a Mockingbird, this shop has so many charms. They even take custom orders, so you can have any book you want made into a charm.

I think there’s something appealing about miniature trinkets, especially ones you can wear. And when you’ve got the added combo of books, it’s all the better.

Call me crazy, but I’m a book and jewelry junky.

Have you ever found any cute, book-related trinkets?

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Armchair BEA: Best of 2012

Jun
05

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best of 2012

My favorite book of 2012:

 

 

Without a doubt, my favorite of this year so far is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. No other read has been so heartfelt, quirky and enjoyable. If you haven’t read this and you’re a fan of YA contemporary, I highly recommend it. And even if you’re not a fan of contemporary, I still recommend it. It’s that good. Really.

 

 

 

Books being promoted at BEA that I hope will end up among my favorites for the year:

I honestly don’t know what books are being promoted at BEA, so I’m just going to show some general upcoming releases I’m excited to see!

Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn’t believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she’s ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland’s inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she’s always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it’s the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who’s everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

An all-day scavenger hunt in the name of eternal small-town glory

With only a week until graduation, there’s one last thing Mary and her friends must do together: participate in the Oyster Point High Official Unofficial Senior Week Scavenger Hunt. And Mary is determined to win.

Mary lost her spot at Georgetown to self-professed “it” bully Jake Barbone, and she’s not about to lose again. But everyone is racing for the finish line with complicated motives, and the team’s all-night adventure becomes all-night drama as shifting alliances, flared tempers, and crushing crushes take over. As the items and points pile up, Mary and her team must reinvent their strategy-and themselves-in order to win.

 

Camelia Hammond’s trying junior year of high school is finally over…but her troubles aren’t. After she discovers a painful truth about her family, she escapes to a summer arts program in Rhode Island. Determined to put family – and boyfriend – drama behind her, she throws herself into her artwork.

At the arts school, she gets caught up in the case of Sasha Beckerman, a local girl who is missing. Even though all signs suggest that the teen ran away, Camelia senses otherwise. Eager to help the girl, she launches her own investigation. She finds a blog by someone named Neal Moche, a psychometric who might have clues to Sasha’s whereabouts. There is something familiar about Neal, and Camelia realizes how much she misses Ben, despite being committed to Adam.

But time is running out for Sasha, and Camelia will have to trust her powers if she’s to save her. Will the lessons Camelia has learned in the past give her the strength to do so?

What books are you excited for?

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In My Mailbox (26).

Jan
15

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In my mailbox

   

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

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

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler.

I am so happy with this haul. I’ve already finished The Fault in Our Stars (LOVED IT!! Check out my review.) and am just about finished with The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. Can’t wait to get to Bittersweet; I’ve been anticipating it for a while!

Hope you all are just as happy with the book(s) you got!

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

MY THOUGHTS:

If I could, I would make this review one word: Augustus Waters.

That would be it. That one name, that one character. It – he – speaks for everything about this story and my feelings for this book.

Please believe me when I say that The Fault in Our Stars is absolutely beautiful and magnificent. Neither my nor anyone’s words or praise could do this book the justice it deserves.

If you love Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines and are thinking John Green could never outdo himself, prepare to be blown away.  The Fault in Our Stars is stylistically different than all of his previous novels, in a good way; it’s so funny, truthful, raw, thoughtful, and ultimately John Green.

If you’re familiar with the Vlogbrothers videos, you’ll be happy to see some references to Indiana aspects John has previously mentioned in his own videos. They serve as nice surprises to those aware of their existences.

All in all your heart will swell, break and grow. You may even cry. But it’ll be worth it.

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TGIF (20)

Jan
13

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2012 Must Reads: Which books are at the top of your list to be read this year (new or old releases)?

 

 

     

                                                      

Try Not to Breathe by Jennifer Hubbard

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen

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

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

Thou Shalt Not Road Trip by Antony John

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

 

MUST. HAVE. ALL OF THESE! I already own TFiOS, and I plan on going for Bittersweet and Try Not to Breathe next. Huuuuuge Green, Ockler and Hubbard fan.

How about you? What’s on your 2012 reading list?

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Favorite Quotes: John Green Week!

Jan
06

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In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s JOHN GREEN WEEK! Bloggers all over the blogosphere are celebrating the fabulous YA author that is John Green.

Whether you’ve read his books (Paper Towns, Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Will Grayson, Will Grayson, The Fault in Our Stars) or not, I’d be willing to bet you’ve heard of him. Nerdfighteria, anyone?

John and his brother, Hank, are of the Nerdfighter fame. And also their Vlogbrother channel on YouTube.

Today my post is highlighting quotes from Paper Towns, my favorite John Green novel.

 

 

“It is so hard to leave – until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.”

“I looked down and thought about how I was made of paper. I was the flimsy-foldable person, not everyone else. And here’s the thing about it. People love the idea of a paper girl. They always have. And the worst thing is that I loved it, too. I cultivated it, you know?”

“She was not a miracle. She was not an adventure. She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl.”

“What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.”

“‘It’s a penis,’ Margo said, ‘in the same sense that Rhode Island is a state: it may have an illustrious history, but it sure isn’t big.’”

 

Although Paper Towns is my favorite, it just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t include my all-time favorite Looking for Alaska quote:

*I take no credit for the photo.

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Getting to know John Green: John Green Week!

Jan
05

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In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s JOHN GREEN WEEK! Bloggers all over the blogosphere are celebrating the fabulous YA author that is John Green.

Whether you’ve read his books (Paper Towns, Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Will Grayson, Will Grayson, The Fault in Our Stars) or not, I’d be willing to bet you’ve heard of him. Nerdfighteria, anyone?

John and his brother, Hank, are of the Nerdfighter fame. And also their Vlogbrother channel on YouTube.

I honestly cannot say that I’ve come across an author as funny as John Green. If his books don’t win you over (which they should), his personality will. And that’s what this post is about: introducing you to John Green. Or, if you’re already a fan of his work, I’m sharing some of my favorite videos of his.

Enjoy and spread the John Green love!

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