ALL THE BOOKS

November 29, 2015 books, miscellaneous 7

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What’s New?

Good things that happened this week:

  • dancing and free cocktails
  • fun times with friends
  • new creative ideas

The Shiny



I caved and bought a Kindle Voyage, so obviously I had to fill it with things. Lots of things. All of them have been on my to be read list for a while now though. I have to admit, it’s a bit of a struggle to decide whether I want to buy books on my Kindle or physically now. Forget that whole what’s better debate (it’s literally the same content) the real problem here is that I want to read them on the Kindle, but I ALSO want to ogle them on my shelf.

cinder cover marissa meyer on reviews and cake mortal heart by robin lafevers cover on reviews and cake dumplin by julie murphy cover on reviews and cake

And then there was this. One of the perks during Patrick Ness’s Save the Children fundraiser were signed copies of Alexandra Bracken’s Through the Dark, a collection of short stories set in the world of her The Darkest Minds series. I love that series, but I couldn’t buy the short stories before, because they weren’t available in Germany. I was planning to get the book anyway when it was released, so this was perfect!

Through the Dark by Alexandra Bracken cover on Reviews and Cake

Yes, I have books instead of hands now. Kind of impractical, but I’m making it work.



I didn’t think I was getting a copy, because I didn’t get an e-mail notification when they were sent out (there was a limited number), so imagine my surprise when I went to the post office to ostensibly pick up a boring university book and got this instead!


On the Blog

Tune of the Week



The song that’s been used in about a million fan videos of every TV show ever… Enjoy.

As always, I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and the Sunday Post hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

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7 Responses to “ALL THE BOOKS”

  1. Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    Dancing and free cocktails is the biggest win of all time. And I feel your pain about the books. I DO read better on my Kindle but… I need something to hoard and spend all my money on. So it is always a toss up, really. I also won one of the prizes from the donation thing (if we’re talking about the same thing? I don’t even know but it was for Patrick Ness’s donation) and it was exciting! I won a different book, BUT I also won Through the Dark from something else, but it hasn’t shown up, so that’s kind of sad.

    I am obviously missing something because I have never heard that song before in my life. So there’s that. Enjoy the Kindle, lady. But beware the one-click. It likes to tempt you to make impulse purchases, the dirty bastard.
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      IT’S SUCH A STRUGGLE, SHANNON. Reading on the Kindle is much easier on the eyes most of the time, but how will I stare at my shiny possessions now??? I mean I guess I can just buy them again, but that seems like a waste of money… It’s an eternal internal conflict (see what I did there… eternal internal? because it kinda sounds the same? no? okay then). I think we’re probably talking about the same donation. :D Aw, I hope it shows up! It looks really shiny, so it’s definitely worth the wait. :) (I haven’t read it yet, otherwise I’d comment on the contents, but I’m really looking forward to reading more about Sam).

      I only know the song from a Teen Wolf fanvideo, but then I saw it used in other ones too, and I don’t even watch a lot of fanvids, so I figured it must be widely used haha. OMG WHY DIDN’T YOU WARN ME EARLIER I ALREADY BOUGHT THE ENTIRETY OF AMAZON WITH THE ONE CLICK FUNCTION. It’s a dangerous thing for people like me, who online shop whenever they’re bored or just in need of something shiny. If I suddenly disappear I’m too bankrupt to afford internet anymore.
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