Category: Books Make Me Happy

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I Did Not Put This Book Down Until It Was Done.

I picked up this book at 8pm the other night, got sick and couldn’t sleep, and finished it around midnight. IT WAS THAT GOOD. If I hadn’t been sick I might have put it down to sleep a bit, but I’m certain I would have not started my day the next day until it was done. Now, you have to have a tolerance for a kinda-angsty teen girl narrator, which I have no problem with. But! A guy friend found it irritating and I didn’t recommend this to my husband for that very reason. If it had been told from...

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She’s Going To Become Addicted To Book Signings Now, I Can Feel It.

You guys remember when Nikki wanted to enter a fan art contest for the books “The Land of Stories” by Chris Colfer – but I didn’t realize it was for 18 and over? (Read entry here.) Well, last night was the book signing event that we opted to go to as a consolation prize. And it was such a memorable adventure I just had to document it here, even if it’s probably boring to read about some kid meeting her favorite author. (If you find that boring, you are in the WRONG PLACE. That’s exciting content around here.) SO! We...

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Making Goodreads Remember The Stuff I Can’t

I love Goodreads for one HUGE reason – it allows me to keep track of books I want to read. I also rate books I’ve read, sometimes I’ll write a half-assed review if I feel inspired, but mainly I love it as a way to easily add books to a “shelf” that I want to read so that when I go to the library, I can try to find books on that shelf if there’s nothing else I’m wanting to read. HOWEVER, the downside of this is that the shelf gets HUGE and I forget why I put certain books...

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Help Me Obi Wan, You’re My Only Hope

Tnext “The Land of Stories” is coming out next month. If you’ll recall, NikkiZ ADORES those books. I like them, the second one was way better than the first in my opinion. But – anyway – I saw Chris Colfer tweet this this weekend: ANNOUNCING THE LAND OF STORIES U.S. FAN ART CONTEST! http://t.co/QfdK0sKOTD I can't wait to see the submissions! #TLOS3 — Chris Colfer (@chriscolfer) June 6, 2014 We clicked the link together, Nikki and I and found this page which we read from my phone. It says this, if you don’t want to click the link. ANNOUNCING THE...

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Why I Love “The Fault In Our Stars”

It’s one of my favorite books! It’s about teenagers with cancer and… It’s hard to explain to some people how I – a very old lady of 38 – can love a book written for young adults so much that I got words from that book permanently marked on my body. A book about two kids with cancer, one who very openly discusses their “terminal” diagnosis from early on in the book. The second you see the word “terminal” you know this book is going to break your heart. How could I love a book like that so much? Especially...