Also snagged these 2 books this morning. It’s gonna be a good day, Tater.
FINALLY this book is out! the past couple of weeks I’ve been re-reading the first three, now for the final book. Hopefully I restrain myself and DON’T finish it today.
Today is National Read a Book Day!
I mentioned this to my boss yesterday, to which he responded, “You read a book every day.” Which is true. But today, there’s a reason! I finished Dreamland by Sarah Dessen yesterday and today I’m reading both Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen and also, the 5th book in Michael Grant’s Gone series, Fear.
Not sure if any of you might be interested, but I’m trying to sell my Nook Color (bought for $150). I’m including an anti-glare screen protector ($20), a custom colored decalgirl skin (think I paid around $25), 2 pink leather cases (1 from b&n that I paid $35 for, and then 1 from M-Edge I paid $40 for), a leather charm ($10), the original box, and of course, the charger.
I’m only asking $120. It works perfectly, I just really need money for bills. If you’re interested, please message with your email. I’m planning on selling through PayPal (in case you’re worried about sending money, you can dispute the charge with them if you don’t receive, which I would NEVER do, but it’s nice to be reassured).
I downloaded the Kindle app onto my phone yesterday and signed in. I had a Kindle 2 around 4 years ago and the books I had purchased were still there. This was one of them, which I started and finished in around 7 hours yesterday. It’s about Munchausen by Proxy and it’s REALLY good.
I also came across this book, which I read a couple of weeks ago. As it turns out, I had bought and read this book when I had a Kindle, then download and re-read it without realizing I had already read it. Am I the only one who does this? It’s happened to me a few times.
I’m really thinking about getting a Nook Simple Touch. I barely use my Nook Color anymore (I had to cancel all of my magazine subscriptions, plus I don’t have wifi at work). I wish they still offered 3G on the devices though, that would seal the deal for me. I’d go back to the Nook Classic but the battery life pales in comparison to the new one.
“On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life—the fissures in her parents’ marriage, the loss of old friends, the hopeful anguish of first love, the bizarre behavior of her grandfather who, convinced of a government conspiracy, spends his days obsessively cataloging his possessions. As Julia adjusts to the new normal, the slowing inexorably continues.”
Seriously fantastic book, you guys. If you get the chance to read it, please do.
"The story of Wool takes place on a decimated Earth, ravaged by some yet-to-be-revealed catastrophe. Humanity clings to survival in the Silo, a subterranean city extending hundreds of stories beneath the surface. There is one paramount law within the Silo: never say you want to go outside, for if you do, you will get your wish."
I just bought the omnibus (books 1-5) this morning for $5.99. The author self-published it through Amazon and so far it’s REALLY good.
I’m almost finished with Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. About 50 pages from the end. It’s VERY VERY good, I think it will become one of my favorite books. When the movie is released on the 20th, I’m going to have to go by myself in the middle of the day to see it. I watched the trailer and was already crying.
The story is about a 9 year old boy whose father died in the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Oskar finds a key and is convinced his father left it for him to find the lock to which it belongs. Throughout his journey to find the lock, he meets all kinds of survivors, not just of 9/11, but of various life-changing events. Interwoven throughout the story are pictures and different types of ephemera.
It is AMAZING. Definitely read.
FLYING through this book right now. It’s the first in a trilogy. Here’s the description:
"Nick and Allie don’t survive the car accident, but their souls don’t exactly get where they’re supposed to get either. Instead, they’re caught halfway between life and death, in a sort of limbo known as Everlost: a shadow of the living world, filled with all the things and places that no onger exist. It’s a magical, yet dangerous place where bands of lost children run wild and anyone who stands in the same place too long sinks to the center of the Earth.
When they find Mary, the self-proclaimed queen of lost kids, Nick feels like he he’s found a home, but allie isn’t satisfied spending eternity between worlds. Against all warnings, Allie begins learning the “Criminal Art” of haunting, and ventures into dangerous territory, where a monster called the McGill threatens all the souls of Everlost.”
Current reading list (* = re-read)
• Divergent by Veronica Roth*
• Matched by Ally Condie*
• Crossed (book II) by Ally Condie
• The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
• The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
• The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
• Wide Awake by AngstGoddess003* (fanfic)
• Maybe You’d Understand by FictionLyn (fanfic, and fucking LONG. As in 12 chapters is 500 pages on my e-reader long. And not finished. Literally began TEN YEARS AGO. Not exaggerating.)