A Willing Suspension of Reality

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

Book 24/100
Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox
New books!

I had to re-purchase How I Live Now after I lent it to my roommate and forgot to ask for it back when I moved out. Unfortunately the cover is kind of meh on this version— my old copy had a really nice metallic finish but this one doesn’t, so the nice bronze and gold tones are flat yellow and brown.

The Enchantment Emporium was recommended to me last week, and since it takes place in my city (I’ve only literally one other series that was) I had to buy it! Considering the title and the age of the main character I thought it would be a teen/ages 9-12 book, but am pleasantly surprised to find its an adult sci-fi/fantasy one! I still love younger fiction, don’t get me wrong.

And Soulless, which I’ve been meaning to read for about five years now. This is the first time I’ve found a physical copy in a bookstore, so for once I remembered to buy it!
Book 23/100
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

Hi guys!

I’m all moved out of residence and done with college now and I’m ready to get back on board with this blog 100%! This will include:

-book of the day posts

-author features once a week

-posts whenever I buy books

-reading lists for various genres and/or situations

and hopefully much more! I’m also hoping to improve the quality of my photos, since when I was posting before I was very rushed and just used by bed as a backdrop. Posts will likely resume mid-May, as I have to organize and write the content. 

You’re always welcome to recommend/request books, reading lists, authors etc! I love hearing from you guys!

Was procrastinating again so I finished my book map! Each pin represents the main setting of a book, and the thread maps where I go from book to book. The pins on the lower edge are fictional worlds.

Notes: I read too many books set in New York and England. Need more books set in Africa/Asia/South America…basically wherever there’s no pins. Also Canada. It makes me sad that I only have one book so far set in Canada… and its in Toronto. Gotta find some good Albertan novels.
Book 22/100 The Complete Groom’s Fairy Tales by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
Book 21/100
Cathy’s Key by Sean Stewart & Jordan Weisman
Book 20/100 Cathy’s Key by Sean Stewart & Jordan Weisman
Book 19/100 Cathy’s Book by Sean Stewart & Jordan Weisman

I really love that they’re putting playlists in with the author interviews etc. in the back of books now. I’m finding some really neat songs!

Book 18/100 Divergent by Veronica Roth

Book 18/100 
Divergent by Veronica Roth

Book Haul: March 24, 2014
I finished The Hobbit and ran out of books (at my place, at least, the rest of my reading list is at my mother’s) and thus ended up at chapters yesterday afternoon work. Let me tell you, book shopping when you haven’t slept in 30 hours is quite the experience.
Anyways, I bought Divergent because it was recently recommended to me, and because the movie looks really good. Ingenue is the sequel to Vixens, which I read and loved a couple years ago; Roller Girls isn’t a genre I’d usually pick up but hey its about roller derby and thats a freaking awesome sport, and last but not least A Brief History of Time, which I’ve been meaning to read forever.


Book Haul: March 24, 2014

I finished The Hobbit and ran out of books (at my place, at least, the rest of my reading list is at my mother’s) and thus ended up at chapters yesterday afternoon work. Let me tell you, book shopping when you haven’t slept in 30 hours is quite the experience.

Anyways, I bought Divergent because it was recently recommended to me, and because the movie looks really good. Ingenue is the sequel to Vixens, which I read and loved a couple years ago; Roller Girls isn’t a genre I’d usually pick up but hey its about roller derby and thats a freaking awesome sport, and last but not least A Brief History of Time, which I’ve been meaning to read forever.

Book Playlists

Give me a character and I’ll make a reading list of books I think they’d like.

So I’m in the process of having a portfolio book printed through blurb (nothing special—just something to hand in for an assignment) and I just got confirmation that it shipped!! Im so excited! I’ll do a review when I get the book, but so far the process has been incredibly fast and simple, and much less expensive than I thought.

Book 16/100
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black