A Willing Suspension of Reality

Books of all shapes and sizes, brand new and battered.

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A Brief History of the Universe by J.P. McEvoy

I had to give up on Alice in Zombieland. Harlequin romances are just not my genre. At all.

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Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

This book is published by Harlequin Teen and it sure lives up to their reputation. Much as i love some smutty fanfiction, I’m not sure if I can do the trashy novel thing, especially because I’ve read fanfiction better than this novel and now I’m mad about spending $12 on it.

Book 58/100

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

This book is published by Harlequin Teen and it sure lives up to their reputation. Much as i love some smutty fanfiction, I’m not sure if I can do the trashy novel thing, especially because I’ve read fanfiction better than this novel and now I’m mad about spending $12 on it.

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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Im a moron and I didn’t drink enough water yesterday so now I feel super sick and tired and today can’t be over fast enough

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Book Haul: August 1st

My order from Chapters came in today!
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Insurgent by Veronica Roth


I had to order a book for a friend off the Barnes & Noble website, and I was supremely disappointed that my Top Priority books on my Chapters wishlist (Bordertown and Kamikaze Girls) weren’t in stock, so I hopped back over to the Chapters site and got these! I think I’ll eternally prefer the Chapters site since 1) it’s prettier, 2) it functions better (at work the other day I was trying to add books to my wishlist and it kept giving me error messages…?) and 3) I have my wishlist and everything all set up nicely already on the Chapters site.

Book Haul: July 26

My first purchase from Chapters in months! The first book is Diva, by Jillian Larkin. Its the 3rd book in the Flappers series, which I adore. The second book is the first volume of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica series. I’ve been trying to get back into reading manga recently, but its been so long since I’ve bought one that I didn’t recognize most of the titles! 

Fun story: I used to have a huuuuge manga collection, but I started getting rid of series slowly since I wasn’t enjoying them as much as I used to (the problem was mostly that I was very bad at sticking to one or two series at a time). In the last year I gave away the last of my collection— including some relatively rare books— except for one series. Now I really wish I hadn’t and I’m trying to rebuild it.
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Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

"I still should have reported Vinson at the Temple of the Goddess," Kel said stubbornly.

"Very well, you should have done," Buri agreed, her face sober. "Next time, you will. And while it won’t heal his victims, here’s something for you to drink besides self-pity. No court in the land could put him through what he did to those girls. The Chamber did. I’ve seen the marks of beatings. The Chamber is making him feel every blow, kick, and punch he doled out. And I bet that will continue for a while."

She sighed and picked up a second bun. “The world is imperfect, Kel. But you do more than your share to set things right. Next time, report it. Even if nothing is done because the one reported is too powerful, a record will be made. When he does it again, the record will show he won’t stop.”

—   Squire by Tamora Pierce- Protector of the Small series (via smile-and-rain-glitter)

(via fytortall)

Book 55/100

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

I’ve been searching for a book for a present for a friend and it was out of stock on Chapters and stupidly expensive on Amazon and I just realized Barnes & Noble ships to Canada and the book is in stock there! So if any of you Canadians are bemoaning a lack of books on the Chapters site I highly recommend checking Barnes & Noble.