“Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.” ~ Mark Twain

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Library Haul #1

It only took me four years, but I finally got a library card! Pretty sure I was spoiled by the last two libraries I belonged to, as they were both new & awesome, but my new library isn't bad. Granted, half the shelves are empty, but they have a pretty good young adult section and it looks like they're working on their fantasy section. Have to say that I'm cautiously optimistic!

Here's my very first library haul:

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia, Missing by Kelley Armstrong, Scythe by Neal Shusterman, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Supernatural meets The Da Vinci Code in this action-packed paranormal thriller, the first book in a new series from New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia.

Missing by Kelley Armstrong

The only thing Winter Crane likes about Reeve's End is that soon she'll leave it. Like her best friend did. Like her sister did. Like most of the teens born in town have done. There's nothing for them there but abandoned mines and empty futures. They're better off taking a chance elsewhere.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life - and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he'll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist.

I may or may not have gone a little overboard with my hold requests for new titles, but hopefully they won't all come in at the same time and I can catch up on my reading!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Perfect by Cecelia Ahern #BookReview

Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine's life has completely fractured - all her freedoms gone.
Title:  Perfect
Author:  Cecelia Ahern
Release Date:  April 4, 2017
Publisher:  Feiwel & Friends
Source:  NetGalley

Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine's life has completely fractured - all her freedoms gone.

Since Judge Crevan has declared her the number one threat to the public, she has been a ghost, on the run with Carrick - the only person she can trust.

But Celestine has a secret - one that could bring the entire Flawed system crumbling to the ground. A secret that has already caused countless people to go missing.

Judge Crevan is gaining the upper hand, and time is running out for Celestine. With tensions building, Celestine must make a choice: save just herself or to risk her life to save all Flawed people.

And, most important of all, can she prove that to be human in itself is to be Flawed? (Goodreads)


This is the type of story that causes chills to run down your spine. Not because it's particularly horrifying, but because this type of dystopian future is all too easy to imagine.

A world where morality police, called Whistleblowers, will arrest anyone accused of being flawed. Then, like Hester Prynne, the accused are marked once they're found guilty.

Instead of having to wear a scarlet letter on their clothes, the accused are actually branded. On their skin. With a branding iron. Like cattle. Branded with a capital F for Flawed.

Their only crime was making a moral or ethical decision that society didn't agree with. Can you imagine the possible abuses? What an easy way to get rid of a rival! Simply call the Whistleblowers and accuse your rival of some made up offense and viola, no more rival. Wow!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

March 2017 Wrap Up

March: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Another month bites the dust! Let's see how I did!

Books read

In order to meet my Goodreads goal of 100 books, I need to read 8.33 books per month. According to Goodreads, I've read 38 books so far this year and 10 books this month:

  1.  Purity in Death by JD Robb
  2.  The Mermaid's Daughter by Ann Claycomb
  3.  Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
  4. Perfect by Cecelia Ahern
  5. Liberation by Debra Dunbar
  6. Snared by Jennifer Estep
  7. A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
  8. A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell
  9. Scary Dead Things by Rick Gualtieri
  10. The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo

Sunday, March 26, 2017

My Journals: P is for Pretty

It's not hoarding, it's a collection!
Blank journals are another weakness of mine. Even though I have an entire cabinet full of journals, I can't seem to stop collecting them! Not sure what I'm going to do with them all, but I can't seem to make it out of a bookstore with at least one.

browns and golds make the design really pop
Can't remember where or when I picked this one up, but I do remember falling in love with the pretty Celtic design! And while I usually prefer brighter colors, the earth shades work nicely with this design.

plain lined pages
Plain lined pages inside, with a convenient ribbon to hold my place.

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