Sunday, August 29, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

B&N, I love you. But you suck.

I love it when Barnes and Noble has great sales (like the one right now - 3 paperbacks for 9.99) and none of the books on my wishlist fall under that sale.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

UF books

Just finished the 6 book Jr Ward boxset. I loved them so much. I'm definitely going to purchase numbers #7 and 8. Also I'm looking into more UF series, so many to read not sure where to start. Just might be my new favourite genre.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Three for the price of One

I shared this morning that I was to spend my day inside a book store. Well, it happened but not actually the whole day which was my original plan. My mom told me that we would be attending a thanks giving party from one of my mom’s close friends and so I had to adjust.
Anyway, when I arrived at the mall, I immediately went to National Bookstore because they were having this HUGE SALE. Yes dude, H-U-G-E. The books are up to 75% less. I found some books but then the prices were still too much for the budget I have. I only had 200 and I wanted to have atleast 3 new books. So, I was just drooling over Palahniuk’s, Albom’s and Coelho’s. Pity me, yes. I wasn’t able to save enough for this weekend. Ugh.

Then I decided to visit Booksale. The books they sell may look old and worn out but somewhere along those shelves I believe, are books which you would never even believe they would sell. And so I patiently scanned, read the synopsis, placed the book back and looked for more interesting plots.
In the end, I found three worthy books at their cheapest prices.

  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

All these books for just $1.50
That’s why I went home with that BIG SMILE on my face. :D

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

HoN v.s. VA

House of Night v.s. Vampire Academy
Both awesome series!
Which do you like more?
I'm 100% for VA, gotta love Rose&Dimitri.

Same Kind of Different As Me

I finished this book in less than 3 days. I was taken in by chapter 2 and laughed, cried, pondered, and repented the whole way through. It is well written and easy to digest yet full of hidden treasures. I like that this book challenges those of us who consider ourselves Christian - that we usually aren't as real as we say and certainly rarely have actions that are as revolutionary as Jesus paved the way for. Both authors are honest in their struggles with themselves, their histories, weaknesses and the strength found in their purpose together. I most admire that they consider making a difference in one life, and the difference one life can make, important.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Dr. Seuss

I don’t care how childish is it, Green Eggs and Ham is ALWAYS going to be one of my favorite books. I know it by heart.

I don’t like green eggs and ham, I don’t like that Sam I am.
I don’t like them here or there, I don’t like them anywhere.
I do not like them in a house, I do not like them with a mouse.
Not in a box, not with a fox.

Gosh, this book is amazing. Coolest children story to ever exist.


For Review:
  • My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent


  • Iron Daughter by Julia Kagawa
  • Liinger by Maggie Stiefvater

(Both from Buried in Books, thanks so much)


  • Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  • A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

Friday, August 13, 2010

This is where I leave you

“It’s quite likely that I will never see either one of them again, and the thought saddens me. They were daily fixtures in my life for the last seven years or so, and now they are gone. Or, more accurately, I am. Just like that. That’s the thing about life; everything feels so permanent, but you can disappear in an instant.” — Jonathan Tropper, This Is Where I Leave You
Tropper’s books are the kind of easy, summer books I’d read. Well-written, filled with humour, easy to get through.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gilmore Girls Library

The library in The Dragonfly Inn in Gilmore Girls is one of my favourite TV libraries. I know it’s small, but it’s so cosy and beautiful.


Currently watching Matilda

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Looking for Alaska Quote

“When adults say, “Teenagers think they are invincible” with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.”

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Wave Goodbye to Barnes & Noble?

Barnes & Noble, the largest book store company in the U.S., recently disclosed that sales from Nov. 1, 2009 to Jan. 2, 2010 were down 5% to $1.1 billion. Same-store sales were off 5.1%. Barnes $ Noble is up against a rapid increase in book sales over the internet which is dominated by Amazon and includes large retailers such as Wal-Mart. The rise of the e-reader and e-books is also in the process of undermining “bricks-and-mortar” book buying traffic. BKS peer Borders recently closed 200 of its Waldenbooks outlets and fired 1,500 people. Barnes & Noble has 775 outlets and 636 college bookstore. BKS will have to push online sales, marketing of it Nook e-reader, and close at least 100 stores.

Simply put, in the near future all Barnes and Noble stores could be out of business… Along with Borders.

Monday, August 2, 2010


"When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food."

- Desiderius Erasmus