Reshelved

Time for another edition of Reshelved in which I share what books I’ve put down lately and which ones I sadly had to take back to the library unread! Check out past Reshelved posts here!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done one of these posts. I haven’t been putting down a lot of books lately! So the ones I’ve put down were pretty much because I was reaaaally struggling to get into them or, in the case of one, a “not in the mood for this” kind of thing.

 

Put Down

 

 

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Preacher Book 1 by Garth Dennis and Steve Dillon: I was really excited to start this comic after I heard that AMC was making it into a show. I got about halfway in and I was just not into it at all. I think it’s going to make an interesting show but I just couldn’t get myself excited about the comic even though I thought the plot was fairly interesting. I’ll be checking out the show but I think I won’t continue on with the comics.

 

 

 

Ash & Bramble

 

 

Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas: I was so stoked about this fairytale retelling but I had the hardest time finding myself getting into it so I would delay picking it up when I had any reading time. It was just ridiculously boring when I was expecting this dark and awesome retelling. I wasn’t into the characters much either.

 

 

 

 

Revenge and the Wild

 

Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto: This one isn’t one I put down because I wasn’t into it or didn’t like it but just I wasn’t at all in the mood for this type of book. It’s a mishmash of genres and normally I’m into that but I just was feeling like I wanted something else. I definitely plan on getting back to this one because it was it’s like this awesome mix of a Western and fantasy and all sorts of other cool stuff.

 

 

 

 

Went Back To The Library Unread

(not because I didn’t WANT to read them but I stink at reading things when I’m supposed to)

I have done SOOOOO well with my library books lately! I’ve been so proud of myself because I only have one book I returned unread in the past 6 months — and I’ve gotten quite a few books out!

 

A Little Life

 

 

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara : I was SOOOOO excited to read this one. I was on the waiting list for FOREVER and then it finally came in….at a bad week. I was sooo busy and it’s a thick book and I just didn’t have the time to read it. I plan to add myself back to the list soon but I may just end up buying it so I can take my time with it.

 

 

 

Did you feel differently about any of the books I put down? Or maybe feel similarly and also put it down?

On Picking My Books For Vacation

T-minus 17 days until we leave for Europe for 2 weeks. OH EM GEE.

 

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I’ve got soooo much to do and pack and get together for our trip in this time but of course, like the cliche bookworm I am, all I’m thinking about is what books I’ll bring. Because obviously….books.

After a vacation back in 2013 I mused on the fact that I never read as much as I think I will on vacation. I have that “eyes are bigger than my stomach” syndrome that my mom always would get on me about when it came to putting food on my plate. It’s the same way for books. I end up bringing 3x more books than I actually read. 3x more than I could ACTUALLY read in a time frame if I’m being honest. But I think I over pack on books because we all know that my reading moods dictate what I read so what if I’m not in the mood for the more conservative number of like 3 books that I’ll read and I’m left book-less because I just cannot even try to read something I’m not in the mood for.

I mean, Rory explains it best:

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Books For Every Wannabe Sleuth

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Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books For Every X — I’m choosing for every wannabe sleuth!

I loooove a good mystery because I love being a very active reader. I’m constantly guessing at whodunit and why and changing my mind. I’m always writing down my theories throughout the course of the books and looking for every hidden meaning or significant thing. ERBODY IS A SUSPECT.

I was always pretty sure with all the Nancy Drew books I read as a kid that I was bound to live a life of a great sleuth but alas….not where my adulthood led me. So I love to get my sleuth on when it comes to books.

Here’s my top ten (mostly) YA books for wannabe sleuths (aka mysteries that kept me guessing and feeling like the wannabe sleuth that I am)

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Series Send Off: The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski

Check out past Series Send Off posts in which I finish the last book in a series & chat about it plus introduce new readers to the series with my general & non-spoilery thoughts about the series as a whole!

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Upon finishing the series I say to all of you who haven’t started the series:

 

Get on it like yesterday. This series is so solid from start to finish though I can’t promise you will walk away with all your feels in tact. With dizzying political drama and an even more dizzying slow-burn romance, I definitely count The Winner’s Trilogy, and its memorable characters, among my favorites. Not to mention how AMAZING Marie’s prose is. Seriously the way she can cut you down to your knees with one line or build an incredible scene before you.

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When We Collided Blog Tour With Emery Lord — A Guest Post You Shouldn’t Miss!

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I am so, so delighted to have Emery Lord on the blog today, you guys! Y’all know much I love Open Road Summer, The Start Of Me and You and most recently When We Collided (a review coming soon — my review has been a work in progress since I read the book a few months ago…one of those times where all my words feel just paltry compared to what the book made me feel). Emery had quickly become an auto-buy author for me!

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On Bookshelf Organization

 

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So if you caught my #shelfgoals post recently (I’m writing both of these on the same day so no idea when I’m actually scheduling them haha) I shared the current disaster that are my shelves (embarrassing pictures and all) and talked about my plan for a revamp project for my shelves this Spring.

I outlined a number of things that I’d be doing to revamp my shelves and one of those things was to think about my shelf organization but I had so many thoughts about this so I promised a full post instead of jam-packing that post with it. So here we are to talk all about bookshelf organization.

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Ten Instagram Accounts Book Lovers Should Follow

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Bookish Instagrams You Should Follow

I mean, I feel like I’d be remiss if I didn’t plug my own here. HI MY NAME IS JAMIE AND I HAVE AN INSTAGRAM IN ADDITION TO THIS BLOG AND WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO CHECK IT OUT. I post pictures of books and my cute dog Finn sooooo maybe you might like it? It’s not nearly as beautiful as the ones I’m going to feature sooo figured I’d start with that so it didn’t seem  like a disappointment after all the droolworthy photos you’re going to see below. MANAGING EXPECTATIONS AND THINGS.

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So you can follow me @perpetualpageturner

Now on to the 10 people I think you should follow:

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Book Talk: These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

Book Talk: These Shallow Graves by Jennifer DonnellyThese Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
Published by Delacorte Books For Young Readers on October 2015
Genres: YA Mystery
Format: Hardcover
Source: For Review
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I received this book for review consideration from the publisher. This in no way swayed my opinion of the book. Pinky swear!

 

 

 

Want an “at a glance” look at what I thought? Check out my Review On A Post-It or my “Final Thought”

 

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Jo is part of NYC’s high society in the 1890’s and knows she’ll soon be done with finishing school and married off — even though she aspires to follow in the footsteps of a trailblazing female reporter hero of hers. And then her dad dies — it’s ruled an accident while cleaning a gun but Jo knows her dad would never have had an accident like that. When she hears something that confirms her hunch, she sets off with the help of a reporter named Eddie to find out the truth of her father’s death and sets off on a twisty path that will forever change her world.

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Monthly Rewind: March 2016

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1. My wrist finally healed: OMG IT FELT LIKE IT TOOK SO LONG. But it’s feeling pretty good and I’ve eased back into all my planks and mountain climbers and burpees…..and am pretty much wanting to die because I haven’t done them in a month or two but am SO SO grateful for my healthy wrists!!!

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From My Quote Notebook { 5 }

Whew it’s been a while since I did a  From My Quote Notebook post  and plucked a random quote from my quote notebook.  So my goal with this? To share a quote from my quote notebook at random (aka whatever quote I’m FEELING for that day) and hopefully introduce you to some new books as I know sometimes I see a quote from a book and it makes me VERY interested in reading it or at least checking it out!

 

This time around we have:

 

Serpent King quote

 

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner: One of the best books I’ve read all year so far!! I rarely hand out full 5 stars but this book elicited it for me. I feel like this quote epitomizes what some of this book is about — among many other things! This book is so so sooo great — small town life and a heartachingly real exploration of that time where you are on the cusp of The Future that everyone has always talked about but has seemed unattainable — coming from 3 characters with very different visions and hopes and realities for the future.


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CHECK OUT MORE OF THE CONTENTS OF MY QUOTE NOTEBOOK HERE!

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