BLACK AND BLUE (BOOK HAUL) .12

29 September 2014

Since starting college I've reigned in my bookish needs considerably, hence the lack of book haul posts. However, over the weeks, I've compiled a 'few' books - you can't expect me to completely stave of them?!
.1 Having wanted to read this book since I started hearing about it, you can imagine my delight when the publishers offered me a copy of FALLING INTO PLACE. First up, the cover is a pure delight to stare at although physics equations baffle me completely having never really studied it. Second, the premise. Third, the reception it has had amongst many people I know. And finally, the author is a teen.
.2 Browsing through my local charity bookshop I stumble across this copy of THE NIGHT CIRCUS, do a little (inner) jig, swipe it from the shelves; and of course, buy it. I finally own my own copy.
.3 A beautiful, beautiful hardback with pink edged pages: MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME. Brimming with wonder, delight and overflowing hearts. What's not to love? Oh, and did I mention it is a collection of stories written by authors such as Ally Carter, Gayle Forman, Laini Taylor and Rainbow Rowell?!!!!
.4 You know how much I loved THE ELITES, well guess what; when I read this? Well - oh you want to know what I thought? Too bad, you'll have to wait for my review. Hot Key Books and their covers though.
.5  The bookshop is silent. Almost. Sounds leak softly through the door which is opened just a crack. A ladder leans heavily against the wall, as if too weary to be standing without aide; MR PENUMBRA'S 24 HOUR BOOKSTORE is 'open', but where are the occupants? Where is the owner?
.6 ANATOMY OF A MISFIT: I'm not sure to be honest. Why don't you tell me.
.7  This final book was a surprise in the mail and as I had heard copious amounts of praise for this I am excited to start it - especially as everything in it is true: MALALA: THE GIRL WHO STOOD UP FOR EDUCATION AND CHANGED THE WORLD. (Has anyone else read this yet?)
Who knows when I will be able to read any of these though, who knows when I will start going to bed later than nine? I have a feeling I'm going to start going to bed earlier than that soon... But hey, that's the cool thing to do - who wants to stay up all night on the weekends then come into college like a zombie? (Although admittedly I look like that every day anyway - a good night's sleep: such a distant memory..)

29 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. I haven't had a good night's sleep in ages. I'll have to take a leaf out of your book then! That is my favourite edition of My True Love Gave to Me. I'm saving that one for around Christmas time though--it'll help to get into the spirit! Have a happy time reading in October! x And good luck with college :D

    Jess @ My Reading Dress

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    1. Nor have I really though, haha. And yess it's so PRETTY AND PINK AND SHINY. Thank you. :)

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  2. The Night Circus and Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore are both such amazing books! Great finds :D

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  3. Desperate to get my hands on a copy of My True Love Gave to Me.
    Have fun reading these Hawwa!

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  4. So many good books! I haven't seen that edition of My True Love Gave to Me- it's beautiful! I totally agree with you on Falling into Place and can't wait to see what you think about Memory Keepers too! I've heard about it and it seems interesting. I hope you find the time to read!

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    1. I KNOOOOOOW. <3 I hadn't until I received it hah! Falling Into Place was awesome I finished it last night so hopefully my review will be up...sometime. and as for TMK, my review is up after this post! :)

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  5. There are a lot of books on that list that are on my TBR List (too many books on my list, yet I can never obtain them all)... Anatomy of a Misfit, My True Love Gave to Me, Falling in to Place... *sighs*
    I'll be looking forward to some of those reviews!

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    1. Too many books and never being able to obtain them = a bookworms biggest problem. Eeep I hope you like them then! Falling Into Place and The Memory Keepers should be up soon[ish] but I haven't read the others yet. :(

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  6. Those are some good-looking books! I'm very excited for Falling Into Place as well--I can't believe that author is a teen. As usual, GREAT post. :-)

    Samantha | Bookish Serendipity

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    1. AWWH THANK YOU and I know. I'm so jealous. ^_^

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  7. These are sooooo beautiful. I love them. I wish to hug your stack, actually. I just won a copy of Falling into Place! I'd already read it, but on ebook, so now I have a pretty cover on my shelf and I AM HAPPY. Anatomy of a Misfit...eh. It needs patience. The main character is a piece of work...gah, SO immature, but kind of hilarious. ;-)

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    1. HUG IT. It wants hugs. I'm never around to appreciate them because MY BUSES ARE ALWAYS SO LATE. And yeah, I've heard. I'm...curious?! I think I'll start to read it after I've finished my current book - we'll see how we get along!

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  8. Love, love, love. I wish that was *my* stack. I've not read any of those apart from The Night Circus, but I want to read ALL OF THEM. SO MANY BOOKS. SO LITTLE TIME. WHAT IS MY LIFE. In other news, I just entered a giveaway for The Sky is Everywhere (after hearing your rave on Sea of Pages post). Exciting! :O

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    1. READ THEM ALL THEN AND DID YOU LIKE THE NIGHT CIRCUS AND YUP. That's life. AHHHHHHHH YES I HOPE YOU WIN.

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  9. Those books *stares and drools* and OMG Stephanie Perkins book!! I just finished Lola and I'll hopefully read Isla soon, so happy to see she's written something else!

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  10. Those books look awesome! Especially Night Circus... Must buy more books!

    Also, how can I follow you on GFC?

    Amy

    awkwarddonkey.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It seems to have disappeared from my blog and it won't let me get it back idk what to do :(

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  11. Interesting books! Some of them look intriguing -- I might have to read them myself. :)
    Also, I nominated you for the Ten Book Challenge! Details on my blog: http://thefavouriteslist.blogspot.com/2014/10/my-take-on-ten-book-challenge.html

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  12. SO many great books here - what a fantastic haul! :D I read Falling into Place a while back and found it to be such a beautiful yet heartbreaking story, and I hope you enjoy it too. I've heard a spew of glowing reviews on Anatomy of a Misfit and My True Love Gave to Me, so I hope you enjoy them too! :D Thanks for sharing Hawaa, and fabulous post! <3

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

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    1. Yes it WAS, although Liz was a tad annoying but she was meant to be so..;) I've not heard *much* about Anatomy of a Misfit but MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME IS APPARENTLY AWESOME. Thanks!

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  13. I actually saw Falling into Place awhile back in Walmart... and thought it was about gravity. Which essentially means science and science reminds me of Chemistry.

    I haven't read Anatomy of a Misfit, but I'm assuming it's life of erm... an outcast. I HAVE read raving reviews about it. At least, from one look. I'm curious if that even counts.

    Fantabulous haul, Hawaa! ^_^

    ~Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

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    1. Haha well, there's definitely physics involved ;) Did you buy it?!
      Thanks Sophie and I shall tell you what I THINK once i've read it, which will make all the difference..:P

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  14. THE NIGHT CIRCUS!! *dissolves*
    I just loved that book so much. I think it's time for a reread soon....! ^_^
    Yeah, my 'bedtime' is 9:15 at the moment; college is tiring!

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    1. *stares at dust on ground*
      YES RE-READ.
      I agree :((((((((

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  15. Such a fantastic book haul! I hope you really enjoy Falling Into Place - I enjoyed it immensely. And The Night Circus! I need that book, I've heard amazing things about it! AND I DIDN'T KNOW MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME HAD PINK-EDGED PAGES! All the more reason to get my own copy.

    Oooh, Mr. Penumbra's! I really want to read that, and I want to read Malala's story too. I hope you enjoy all of your books. :)

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