Category: Books Make Me Happy

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Books and TV…the SERIOUS Issues.

Let’s Talk About TV and Books! So! I first stumbled upon Maggie Stielvater when I accidentally started an unfinished series. I really enjoyed the two books in that series, and really liked the next stand-alone book I read of hers Scorpio Races. But then I switched to her finished series Shiver. And I had vague memories of trying the book before and not getting into it, but even as I started it, I had no memories of it…so I soldiered on. But y’all? I couldn’t finish it. I’m so upset! I had hoped I had found a new favorite author…but...

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I Accidentally Started Another Damn Series That Isn’t Finished Yet

I’ve sworn off currently-being-written series books every since I realized that I A) Can’t remember a book a year later when the next one comes out and B) Get irrationally angry when I wait that whole year and THEN am completely infuriated by the next book. (I’m looking at you, INSURGENT.) (And CROSSED.) (And the book after CITY OF BONES.) I told myself I wouldn’t read series books again unless the series was DONE and unless someone I trust told me I wouldn’t be pissed off by the way the series ends. (I’m looking at you BREAKING DAWN and MOCKINGJAY.)...

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Books That Hold A Special Spot In My Personal History

A friend of mine issued me a challenge on Facebook that read: In your status line, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes or think too hard. They don’t have to be the “right” or “great” books, just ones that have touched you in some way. Tag 10 friends and be sure to tag me too so I can see what you listed! And…because I’m a blogger…I had to make it WAAAAAY too wordy and WAAAAAY too complicated for a Facebook status. So! Here’s my list. Since the instructions...

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Fangirling over Rainbow Rowell

Awhile back TJ recommended Rainbow Rowell’s Attachments as an easy/enjoyable read. It was totally easy and enjoyable and I was really glad I read it. Fast-forward a year or so and I just stumbled upon Eleanor & Park, not realizing it was written by the same person. I read it and cried and hurt and loved and ached and…it was just one of those books that made you feel all the things in all the ways. LOVED it dearly. I’ve been recommending it to all of my YA fiction friends. I didn’t connect the books until someone recently recommended Fangirl...

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God forbid anyone think I’m a booger-eater.

I stated many times that I am too lazy of a consumer to do boycotts. I mean – I’m pretty sure a lot of my money lines the pockets of people I wouldn’t approve of. I’m just too lazy to research enough to really stand my ground on anything. Instead, what I chose to do last year, was to avoid being mistaken for someone who supports the fight against gay marriage. Have I gone a year without a chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A because I don’t want Dan Cathy getting my money? No. I’ve gone a year without eating at Chick-fil-A...