ON THIS BLOG I will be writing bookish things, and sharing bookish things, and organizing bookish thoughts. I hope you enjoy.

(There may also be shots of mugs).

Also, here is my blog blog post in which I talk about TBR ‘shaming’!

http://mugshotsandbookhoarding.blogspot.com/2014/05/tbr-shame.html

Do you have any questions about my book buying habits? Leave them below, i’ll be answering them in length in a blog post! :]

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The Impossible Knife of Memory

Laurie Halse Anderson

Page 118

Blood. It is Everywhere. I does not faze the doctors one bit. They slice and sew and suction through a river of it, like they are washing dishes in soapy water.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Page 41

I felt as if I was about to be in a reading slump.

I read 11 pages of Everything is Illuminated and set it down.

I read 17 pages of White Noise and set it down. 

These are two book i’m ridiculously interested in, but just had no interest in reading either in that moment. 

So I decided to pick up If I Stay by Gayle Forman, and I feel like this is going to be the start of a nice long afternoon of reading. <3

SHATTER ME. SERIES REVIEW. SPOILER FREE.

weepingsnail asked:

have you read crash and burn by michael hassan? if you have, what did you think of it?

I have not, is it something I should read? I know the cover is GORGEOUS.

Anonymous asked:

Please never stop uploading videos on Youtube and posting on your tumblr, Dana! I love watching and reading them so much :) sending a big hug your way x

Thank you so much for being so sweet! :]

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

This was awesome. Completely worth the hype. I don&#8217;t know why I waited so long to read it. It&#8217;s a fairytale retelling, so I suppose I thought that it&#8217;d be kind of dull since I &#8216;already knew the story&#8217;. Quite the contrary! Knowing the skeleton of the story made everything so much better. For example, I knew Cinder (the cyborg cinderella) would end up going to the ball at the end. However, Marissa Meyer made it seem pretty much impossible that she&#8217;d be going. I ended up being shocked that the story ended up exactly where it was supposed to be. 

The skeleton, the original fairytale, was embroidered into this retelling with quirky characters, a fantastically powerful world and ridiculous events. Everything put together added up to such a great story to read, and Marissa Meyer made each event sequentially perfect.The fact that it was told in third person left room to flesh out nearly every character, which was lovely. I ended up loving Cinder-based chapters more than the rest. I usually don&#8217;t find myself loving the girl-dystopian-young adult-protagonist chapters. But I did! She was a great character, as was Iko and Dr. Erland. I loved everybody, but those three are my favorites. Their quirks were too lovable. 

My ONLY issue was that I figured out the massive plot twist half way into the novel. However, it didn&#8217;t make the novel less enjoyable. In fact, once I figured it out (I was literally 50%) done with the novel), I decided to make a trip to Target to snag Scarlet. I realized I&#8217;d be with this series for the long haul, so grabbing the sequel was a must. The novel is VERY well deserving of it&#8217;s hype, and though i&#8217;ll be taking a small break from the world, I know i&#8217;ll be forced to read Scarlet soon by my curiosity. 

Rating: ***** Five Stars!
Finished: 3/14/14
387 Pages

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. 
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

This was awesome. Completely worth the hype. I don’t know why I waited so long to read it. It’s a fairytale retelling, so I suppose I thought that it’d be kind of dull since I ‘already knew the story’. Quite the contrary! Knowing the skeleton of the story made everything so much better. For example, I knew Cinder (the cyborg cinderella) would end up going to the ball at the end. However, Marissa Meyer made it seem pretty much impossible that she’d be going. I ended up being shocked that the story ended up exactly where it was supposed to be.

The skeleton, the original fairytale, was embroidered into this retelling with quirky characters, a fantastically powerful world and ridiculous events. Everything put together added up to such a great story to read, and Marissa Meyer made each event sequentially perfect.The fact that it was told in third person left room to flesh out nearly every character, which was lovely. I ended up loving Cinder-based chapters more than the rest. I usually don’t find myself loving the girl-dystopian-young adult-protagonist chapters. But I did! She was a great character, as was Iko and Dr. Erland. I loved everybody, but those three are my favorites. Their quirks were too lovable. 

My ONLY issue was that I figured out the massive plot twist half way into the novel. However, it didn’t make the novel less enjoyable. In fact, once I figured it out (I was literally 50%) done with the novel), I decided to make a trip to Target to snag Scarlet. I realized I’d be with this series for the long haul, so grabbing the sequel was a must. The novel is VERY well deserving of it’s hype, and though i’ll be taking a small break from the world, I know i’ll be forced to read Scarlet soon by my curiosity. 

Rating: ***** Five Stars!

Finished: 3/14/14

387 Pages

Diplomacy be damned.

Prince Kai, Cinder

Pg. 111

Marissa Meyer