So, I am doing a summer buddy read along of the Mortal Instruments series. We are actually just going to have a Cassandra Clare Summer, but we have to start somewhere. Anywho, so I called to like 5 different used bookstores and only 1 had City of Bones in stock. I had them hold that and then City of Ashes was on the shelf, so I grabbed that as well. I wasn’t paying attention when the guy took City of Bones from the hold bin and placed it in my bag, because I was distracted, because Used bookstore. Haha. When I got home, I realized I have the Television Series cover of the first book and the original cover of the second book. I have so much nerd rage over this. Lol. Like, really?! Not even the damn movie cover, but the freaking television show and as a bookstore employee, I feel this is something imperative to have told me! The cover is ugly and they will look ridiculous on my shelf! I haven’t read them yet, but if I fall in love with the series, like everyone else has, I am totally returning this monstrosity for credit and am going to order the original cover for City of Bones on Amazon. I know you are asking “Why didn’t you just order it, in the first place?” Well, I like to support used bookstores and they said they had a copy, so now I can get it cheap and not have to pay for shipping nor wait for it to ship and it’s an excuse to spend my day off wandering the aisles of a USED BOOKSTORE. Lol. So, yeah, that’s my nerd rage moment of the day. Have you guys experienced this? Not just this, but it also infuriates me when a book series decides to switch from paperback to hardcover mid series and never releases the first books in hardcover (I’m looking at you Steig Larsson and the Millenium/ Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Series!)
“Hell hath no fury, like a bookworm scourned.” -Me
Am I the only one like this? I haven’t watched “The Handmaids Tale” nor “American Gods,” because I want to finish the books first! Also, I haven’t seen Divergent yet, either! It’s been on my TBR, but it keeps getting pushed further down the list and knowing that I probably won’t read it anytimesoon, doesn’t make me feel like I can watch the movie yet. Lol.
This is the first time doing a wrap up, so let me know what you guys think! I would like to state that this is the first month after graduation, and I think I had a newfound fervor and zeal with my accomplishment and free time. I have never read or listened to so many books in a month! This may be an average for some, but I got 6 books read this month and possibly 7, if I finish this graphic novel that I am reading by Midnight. Anywho, here are the books I read in June:
- The Wrath and the Dawn, by Renee Adieh
- The Life and Loves of a She- Devil by Fay Weldon
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- Giant Days by John Allison
- Simon VS The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
- Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
So those are my books! I am kinda all over the place in terms of genre, I read some YA, Fantasy, Adult Contemporary, and Graphic Novel. I am in the middle of Moon Girl and the Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1, and if I finish that tonight, I will have read 7 books! Again, for me, this is a number to celebrate. Haha. I have SOOO many books on my July TBR and I will have a post with those and a brief synopsis on them soon, but I’m hoping to have read the same amount, if not more books than this month, because, why not? I really want to push myself this year and reach my new goal of 50 books. I am really enjoying myself so far and I am delighted that I am exceeding my goals thus far. How did June treat you? Was it a good reading month for you? Let me know!!
“Now you know that it is possible for even a Mouse to confer benefits on a lion.” -Aesop
So, here is my latest library book haul. This is beautiful, however, why did I think I could read all of these books, in addition to completeing my “currently reading” books?! I feel like I get a little over zealous in the library, like I go in for planning to just getthe book I have on hold, but them I end up strolling the aisles and I end up like this, with 4 books, 2 graphic Novels, and 20 days to finish them all. Y’all know I am a slow reader, so why do I keep doing this to myself? I REALLY want to read them all, I just cannot possibly physically do it. I know I can’t read that fast, but every stinking time, I do this to myself!! Are there such things as too many books, when it comes to me checking them out? Maybe I won’t go that far and I’ll just say that I have a lack of restraint, self control and a unrealistic view of my reading speed in juxtaposition to the amount of books I check out. That sounds better, right? Lol. Does this happen to you? Are your eyes bigger than your literary stomach, so to speak? Do you check out more books than you can possibly read before you have to return them? Am I the only one still doing this library thing? Let me know!!
“My taste is for freedom, and I have no relish for constraint.”
-Miguel de Cervantes
Lately the weather has teetered between blistering hot and extremely nice and I would like to partake, but just like the meme says: My “stay in the (air conditioned) house” game is too strong. I have so many great books to get through and I want to enjoy them in peace. I know you guys are thinking “you can go read in the park, under a nice tree.” To that I say “that’s what everyone and their mom is doing.” The parks, pools and community centers are all packed with everyone enjoying the weather in the same way, so I will be a rebel of sorts and stay home! Lol. Do you guys experience this or am I just exhibiting early symptoms of becoming a recluse? Haha. Let me know!!
– Hollie 🙂
“Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.” – Fernando Pessoa
Okay, so I may not be as dramatic as Katniss, but I did just complete my Reading goal!! So, for Goodreads I made myself a goal of 25 books. Before you roll your eyes, let me state that 1.) I was in my last semester at college and didn’t think I would get any recreational reading done, 2.) I am a slow reader and 3.) I only read 20 books last year, so I thought I was being ambitious by streatching to 25.
So, what does a bookworm do when she reaches her Reading Challenge Goals? She DOUBLES it!! Now my GoodReads goal is 50 books! For me that’s a lot, due to the aforementioned slow reading, but I’m pumped that I made it this far! What are your reading goals this year and how are they coming along? Let me know!!
“Live your life, take chances, be crazy. Don’t wait ’cause right now is the oldest you’ve ever been & the youngest you’ll be ever again.” – Suzanne Collins
I probably laughed harder than I should have at this! Lol. So, Tuesdays are typically my #SuperTeeTuedsays on my instagram page, but here I thought that I do more of a Panel of the Day type vibe. Storm has always been only of my favorite superheroines, and although I am not a fan of Halle Berry’s portrayal of her, she is still so bad ass! So yeah, who are some of your favorite superheroines? Let me know!!
– Hollie 🙂
“I am the Gathering Tempest, I am the Howling Wind, the Roar of the Rain, the Voice of Thunder!!” -Storm
I totally have this problem! Also, I also have this argument with my roommate. He thinks I should stop buying books, I think I just need to buy more shelves. I’m obviously right. Lol. Am I the only one with this problem? Let me know!!
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” -Marcus Tullius Cicero
A friend of mine tagged me in this on Facebook and I thought it was so cute! Also, it did answer my question on why there wasn’t a Sailor Earth. (or at least a Sailor Sun to complement Sailor Moon). Haha. Normally I’m picking about the mixing of fandoms, but I’m all about this Badass Women/ Girl Power fusion!! What do you guys think? Wonder Woman as Sailor Earth or are you just wanting the fandoms to stay navigating their resepective spheres? Random side note, my favorite Sailor Scout is Sailor Mercury! Lol. Also, let me know who is your favorite Sailor Socut!!
“I am Sailor Moon, champion of justice! On behalf of the moon, I will right wrongs and triumph over evil, and that means you!” -Sailor Moon
“YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU BELIEVE. YOU HAVE GREATER POWERS THAN YOU KNOW.”
-ANTIOPE (from Wonder Woman)
Am I the only slow reader here? I ADORE reading, but I’m not the quickest. I juggle multiple books at a time, because of how I have my days planned and I incorporate lots of Audiobooks to help me out. Slow and steady wins the race, but my TBR pile is ever growing and I want to read ALL THE BOOKS!!! What do you guys do? Any tips or tricks in learning to read faster ( other than continuing to read more)? Let me know! Help me out!!
“Multiple exclamation marks are a sure sign of a diseased mind” -Terry Pratchett (Well, I guess I’m beyond crazy! Lol.)