If you went to Barnes & Noble and didn’t buy a new book, did you even go?

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Nick and I went to Barnes & Noble in Leominster today to buy our niece a birthday present, but one does not simply walk into Barnes & Noble and leave without buying a new book.

I mean, LOOK AT THIS COVER! How could I not buy it?

The Librarian of Auschwitz

And besides, I got this GORGEOUS new bookcase yesterday, so I obviously have a lot of space to fill! But I digress…

new bookcase

The Librarian of Auschwitz was on a table display for new releases (it looks like it was originally published in Spanish in 2012, but the English version appears to have just come out in October). The cover art is what snagged my attention, but I actually picked it up because the title reminded me so much of The Book Thief, which I read (and loved) last March.

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It’s WWW Wednesday! – 1/10/2018

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words

The 3 Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty. It’s the first book in The Daevabad Trilogy.

I spotted this book while perusing the pop-up shop at The Bookery, an independent bookstore coming to Manchester this spring! I actually bought it for my sister-in-law for Christmas (using the “I want to read it, so she’ll want to read it” logic). But about a week after Christmas, I caved and bought it on my Kindle.

I only had a few minutes to start it on Sunday morning, but I was hooked after the first few pages! The City of Brass is a fantasy novel set in 18th-century Cairo. I’ve had a minor obsession with Egyptian culture since I was a child, so this was really the perfect marriage of some of my interests.

I’ll be sure to post my review when I’m finished!

 


What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished re-reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury over the weekend.

It had been more than a decade since I read this in high school (eek — that’s a long time!), and although I remember liking it in high school, I actually think I liked it more this time around.

Even though it was terrifying. Highly recommended to ANYONE. Read my review here.


What do you think you’ll read next?

26755479_10215080631349295_1843687110_nThe next book I plan on reading the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace.

“Ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we’re off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & wishing ourselves into the pages of our favorite fairy tales.”

A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. Explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.

The black and white contrast of the cover and the title just grabbed me on this one while I was browsing Barnes and Noble with Sarah on Monday.

I paged through it briefly and instantly HAD to buy it. It’s a little different from my usual reads as I’m not typically into nonfiction, but I do love poetry!

Stay tuned for my thoughts!


What are your 3 Ws? Leave a comment and let me know!

New Release – Red Queen – 2/10/15

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Title: Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Series: Red Queen Trilogy #1
Published: February 10, 2015
Genre: YA High Fantasy

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win? Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday – The Heir

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This Wednesday, I’m waiting on…

Title: The Heir
Author: Keira Cass
Series: The Selection #4
Publication Date:
May 5, 2015
Genre: YA Dystopian

Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect her Selection to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story. But as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she always thought.

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Waiting on Wednesday – The Winner’s Crime

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This Wednesday, I’m waiting on…

Title:  The Winner’s Crime
Author:  Marie Rutkoski
Series: The Winner’s Trilogy #2
Publication Date:
 March 3, 2015
Genre:  YA High Fantasy

Book two of the dazzling Winner’s Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them

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Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To

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The holidays were a little busy for me. I visited family, got engaged, all that stuff. Excuses aside, these are the top ten releases of 2014 that I really meant to read but that are still gracing my TBR pile.

1. The Young Elites by Marie Lu

I was really excited for this book to come out (I even promoted the release in October), and then for whatever reason I never read it. Regardless of my excuses, it’s still sitting toward the top of my to-read list this January!

2. Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

I don’t like leaving series I liked unfinished and the conclusion to the Under the Never Sky series. It’s sitting on my Kindle, but it was released at an unfortunate time when I was reading three other new releases. I’m still dying to know what happens to Perry and Aria! Continue reading