Bookshelves Tour

I've been promising a bookshelf tour/ pictures for over a year! So now that I'm on a two week break from school I decided today would be a great day to finally show you my bookshelves! I have two six-shelf bookshelves in my room and I organize them just alphabetically by authors last name. 

You can click the pictures to make them bigger and clearer!


Bookshelf #1

 A-J


 Shelf 1

Shelves 2 and 3

Shelf 4

Shelves 5 and 6




Bookshelf #2 

J-Z


Shelves 1 and 2

Shelves 3 and 4

Shelves 5 and 6


Under the Bed 
(a.k.a. I need more shelves!)
The books I keep under by bed are from school throughout the years (well the ones I enjoyed), my Harry Potter hard covers, classics and some English reference books which are on the other side of my magazine holders so they're not in the pictures. Since I have carpet in my room, I didn't want the pages or covers to rip if slid, so I put some cardboard underneath them so it's kind of like a makeshift-cheap floor bookshelf, woo!

Left Side

Right Side



Bookshelf Wall 
(Far Away View)
Sorry for the weirdly dark lighting in this picture. It was a beautiful and sunny day out so my camera kept wanting to focus on the light out the window, even when the curtains were closed! Other than the books under my bed, this is a shot of my wall of books! 



From my last bookshelf tour I was asked quite a bit if I could list all of the books I had, but didn't really now how to go about doing it other than creating a super long list on my blog. Luckily, I just found out I can export my inventory that I keep on Excel onto Google Docs, so now if you'd like to get a closer look at titles or authors just click here. Since it's from my personal spreadsheet it does have my star rating, what format I have in it, if I read it and the year in which I read it in.It's in alphabetical order, just like my shelves so it should be fairly easy to find titles from shelf-to-spreadsheet. Of course you can always ask me if you have any questions! 

My mom bought me one of those small L-shaped looking bookshelves (the kind that makes it look like books are floating) but I can't decide which ones to put on there! For those of you who have a smaller bookshelf apart from your other one, what type of books do you put on it? Favorites, ARCS or just random picks? I'd love to hear from you in the comments!









At My Bookstore (2)


Ever been to your bookstore and seen a book on the shelf that you've never really heard anything about before? Well I don't know about you, but that happens to me all the time! I always like to read a few reviews before I purchase a book so I can get a better idea of if I'll enjoy it or not. So enter this new feature! Here I'll show you two books I found while browsing the shelves at my bookstore that I thought sounded awesome, but just wanted to know more about.

First I'll say what grabbed my attention, then link to two reviews of the book written by fellow book bloggers and finally I'll give my final verdict on whether or not I'm going to read the book.


The Boy Recession

The Boy Recession
Flynn Meaney
Published August 7, 2012
Amazon - Goodreads

It's all about supply and demand when a high school deals with the sudden exodus of male students.

The boy recession has hit Julius P. Heil High, and the remaining boys find that their stock is on the rise: With little competition, even the most unlikely guys have a good chance at making the team and getting the girl. Guitar-strumming, class-skipping Hunter Fahrenbach never wanted to be a hot commodity, but the popular girls can't help but notice his unconventional good looks. With a little work, he might even by boyfriend material.

But for down-to-earth Kelly Robbins, the boy recession is causing all sorts of problems. She has secretly liked her good friend Hunter for a while now, but how can she stand out in a crowd of overzealous Spandexers?

As if dating wasn't hard enough without a four-to-one ratio!

What Grabbed My Interest
In the bookstore the very first thing I noticed was the fun cover! I love that the boy symbol is lounging back and the title definitely caught my attention too. Once I started reading the summary I thought this book might be the perfect summer read. 'Guitar-stumming, class-skipping' Hunter sounds oh so swoon worthy and I love that they describe his attractive appearance as unconventional.


Dani from Refracted Light Reviews rated it 4/5
"...this book shines in character development, snappy inner monologues and hilarious, witty dialogue, all of which made it an extremely fun read for me."

Frishawn from WTF Are You Reading rated it 5/5
"This book is hilariously funny without trying. It has just the right amounts of teen cluelessness, self deprecation, epiphany, and swear words to make it a truly great coming of age story."

Final Verdict
I'll definitely be picking this book up to read this summer! I never can get enough of a laugh-out-loud, fun read!




The Name of the Star (Shades of London #1)

The Name of the Star
Maureen Johnson
September 28, 2011
Amazon - Goodreads

The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it's the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper events of more than a century ago.

Soon “Rippermania” takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him. Even her roommate, who was walking with her at the time, didn't notice the mysterious man. So why can only Rory see him? And more urgently, why has Rory become his next target? In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities.

What Grabbed My Interest
I've heard so many great things about Maureen Johnson's writing, but I still have yet to pick up a book written by her. I love that Jack the Ripper is tied into the story and that it takes place in London at a boarding school!


Emily from Emily Reads A Lot rated it 4/5
"...it's a clever book. Maureen doesn't condescend to her readers and she doesn't beat them over the head with all the answers. She shows amazing control over the pace of the story, and I think that is one of the things that makes this novel work so well."
Check out Emily's full review here.

Kate from Midnight Book Girl rated it 5/5
"There's danger, hauntings, team sports (which might be the scariest part of the book), a 21 Jump Street feel to the plot, quirky characters, normal characters, boring, prissy characters, and a tiny bit of romance... The Name of the Star is just brilliant."


Final Verdict
I totally need to buy this one! I mean who could ever get enough of clever, yet spooky, stories?!




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52 Days of 52 Reasons to to Love Jessica Brody and Her Books (Giveaways!)



1 of the 52 Reasons to Love Jessica Brody and Her Books is...

Jessica's favorite part of being a writer is getting letters from her fans. (Feel free to write her!)

for 51 other reasons, visit Karin’s Book Nook (August 5th), I Just Want to Sit Here and Read (August 7th), and Mundie Moms (August 8th), and stay tuned for more!



About 52 Reasons to Hate My Father (FSG, July 2012)

Being America’s favorite heiress is a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.

Lexington Larrabee has never to work a day in her life. After all, she’s the heiress to the multi-billion-dollar Larrabee Media empire. And heiresses are not supposed to work. But then again, they’re not supposed to crash brand new Mercedes convertibles into convenience stores on Sunset Blvd either.

Which is why, on Lexi’s eighteenth birthday, her ever-absent, tycoon father decides to take a more proactive approach to her wayward life. Every week for the next year, she will have to take on a different low-wage job if she ever wants to receive her beloved trust fund. But if there’s anything worse than working as a maid, a dishwasher, and a fast-food restaurant employee, it’s dealing with Luke, the arrogant, albeit moderately attractive, college intern her father has assigned to keep tabs on her.

In a hilarious “comedy of heiress” about family, forgiveness, good intentions, and best of all, second chances, Lexi learns that love can be unconditional, money can be immaterial, and, regardless of age, everyone needs a little saving. And although she might have 52 reasons to hate her father, she only needs one reason to love him.



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About My Life Undecided

PLEASE READ THIS! MY LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!
Okay, maybe that was a bit melodramatic, but I’m sorry, I’m feeling a bit melodramatic at the moment.

My Life Undecided
Here’s the deal. My name is Brooklyn Pierce, I’m fifteen years old, and I am decisionally challenged. Seriously, I can’t remember the last good decision I made. I can remember plenty of crappy ones though. Including that party I threw when my parents were out of town that accidentally burned down a model home. Yeah, not my finest moment, for sure.

But see, that’s why I started a blog. To enlist readers to make my decisions for me. That’s right. I’m gave up. Threw in the towel. I let someone else be the one to decide which book I read for English. Or whether or not I accepted an invitation to join the debate team from that cute-in-a-dorky-sort-of-way guy who gave me the Heimlich Maneuver in the cafeteria. (Note to self: Chew the melon before swallowing it.) I even let them decide who I dated!

Well, it turns out there are some things in life you simply can’t choose or have chosen for you—like who you fall in love with. And now everything’s more screwed up than ever.
But don’t take my word for it, read the book and decide for yourself. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll scream in frustration. Or maybe that’s just me. After all, it’s my life.




About The Karma Club

The Karma Club“Personally, I’m tired of waiting for the universe to get off its butt and start fixing stuff. I don’t want to wait around for Mason to get what’s coming to him. Or Heather Campbell, for that matter . . . I want to be there to see it happen.”

Madison Kasparkova always thought she understood how Karma works. You know—do good things and you will be rewarded, do something bad and you’ll get what’s coming to you. But when Maddy’s long-time boyfriend gets caught tongue-wrestling with Miss Perfect Body Heather Campbell, and they wind up the hot new couple at school, it seems like Karma is on a break. So Maddy and her friends decide to start the Karma Club—a secret, members-only organization for dealing with messes the universe is leaving behind. They’re just doing what Karma should have done in the first place, right?




Giveaway!

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