Friday's Finest (7)

Friday's Finest is hosted by Steff & Justine from A Bookful of Thoughts.

~Post a quote that really stuck to you after reading it in a book.
~Make sure it isn't a spoiler!
~If you'd like, expand on what you think it means and why you chose it.

I think a person's life is supposed to be like a DVD. You can see the version everyone else sees, or you can choose the director's cut- the way he wanted you to see it, before everything else got in the way.
there are menus, probably, so that you can start at the good spots and not have to relive the bad ones. You can measure your life by the number of scenes you've survived, or the minuets you've been stuck there.
Probably, though, life is more like one of those dumb video surveillance tapes. Grainy, no matter how hard you stare at it. And looped: the same thing, over and over.

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult


Friday's Finest (6)

Friday's Finest is hosted by Steff & Justine from A Bookful of Thoughts.

~Post a quote that really stuck to you after reading it in a book.
~Make sure it isn't a spoiler!
~If you'd like, expand on what you think it means and why you chose it.

According to all the experts, it's time for me to talk about what I'm going through- but she, and the experts, and Gram, for that matter, don't get it. I can't. I'd need a new alphabet, one made of falling, of tectonic plates shifting, of the deep devouring dark.
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

This quote really stayed with me throughout the book. I think this explains how a lot of us feel through difficult times. No matter how much we may talk about our troubles no one really can understand them but us. Jandy Nelson is an amazing writer. I adored this book.


In My Mailbox (1)

In My Mailbox is a meme created by the Story Siren


  • Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
  • Caleb + Kate by Cindy Martinusen-Coloma
  • Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  • Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly


  • The Tear Collector by Patrick Jones
  • Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  • The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard
  • For Keeps by Natasha Friend


My Bookshelf

So I've seen some posts around the book blogging world where bloggers are posting pictures of their bookshelves and describing how they organize them. I've been meaning to do this for a while now, but thought I'd wait until I got an actual bookcase and not take pictures of them piled around my room. So when I received this gorgeous piece of furniture I knew it was finally time to do this post.
This is just the full view of my bookshelf. I got this a little less than a month ago as an end of the school year gift from my parents. It's pretty empty, but I'll be doing a post later this year showing (hopefully) my growing collection.
Here's what is just sitting on top of it. I'm a bit of an art geek so it's just houses some odds and ends of my work. There's also a stamp that says "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." -Pablo Picasso. Next is a piece of a baby quilt that my grandmother made for my older brother. He framed it for me as a Christmas gift, which meant a lot. The picture is of my sweetie Paisley who I miss so much.
Now onto the books...

On my top shelf sits the amazing Twilight Saga and some accompanying books that go with the series. I really need a book end so I won't have to use old balloon weights, but it'll do for now.
I couldn't get a full picture of the shelf so I took two. On the other side of the first shelf is just odds and ends books that don't really fit into my other shelves' categories.

The second shelf is the fantasy shelf! I don't really have them in any particular order, only if it's a series.

So this shelf is the YA realistic fiction/love story shelf. (I don't quite know how The Host got in there it's suppose to be on the first one, but anyways...) Once again no particular order, just that the same authors are kept next to each other.

Okay we all have those books that are inspirational and are kind of a reference to us. So this is that shelf. Not a lot, really random. All of them, but one (Dateable), are from my mom. As my collection grows the contents will probably change to more of my YA books.

And finally the last shelf holds the Harry Potter collection and in the striped box sits some magazines. I must say I adore that holder! It was only five dollars on clearance at Borders!
Okay so that's my bookshelf! Not a lot, but the next post will be longer and more detailed due to the fact that I'll definitely have more books by then. *crosses fingers*
Hope everyone is having a great weekend! See you tomorrow for In My Mailbox.

Friday's Finest (5)

Sorry I haven't been posting. I've still been checking my dashboard and other blogs on a daily basis, it's just I'm having trouble actually publishing a post. I was doing pretty well for a while, then a storm hit which knocked out our internet, then I just kind of got out of the swing of things. So I'm going to try and get back to updating more frequently.

Friday's Finest Hosted by a Bookful of Thoughts (A Day Early)

Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti
"Then Dirk plays the song. You'd think it would be dorky with Dirk playing some old Sesame Street song and all of us in our rooms, listening. But it's not. Sometimes when I feel stressed, I revert back to my old Judy Bloom books from middle school or reruns of shows I used to watch in fifth grade. These things are comforting. They remind me of who I was before life got so complicated. And they give me hope that maybe one day I can get back to that peaceful place again."