Tuesday, September 18, 2012


yes, i know. i have a problem. over the last two weeks, i have been accumulating books galore. they're all from urban outfitters, the barnes and noble store in the umich union, and this awesome new bookstore i just discovered downtown. obviously i am still mourning the death (yes, death. MURDER, really) of borders so i am out to find a new favorite bookstore. i believe i just found it. i wandered into Dawn Treader Book Shop last week and fell in absolute love. it is the most chaotic bookstore i have ever seen, with books crammed into bookshelves and piled high up to the ceiling from the floor. they have everything from new books to first editions to signed copies. i even found a few old library books for sale. but the best part? EVERYTHING IS HALF OFF. some of the hardcovers i bought look as if they're in brand new condition but each one was at LEAST half the original price, if not 75% off. it's amazing. however, the store's selection is all over the place so you have to hunt, and i mean HUNT to find what something you want. but i have never felt so calm in a store as i do there. i believe i have found book heaven.
anyway! on to the haul! enjoy!

By Wendy Toliver
read the goodreads.com summary here
this book is supposed to make you really consider morality and the true goodness of people, so it should be a good story. i also really like the colors of the words on the cover and the lighting of the picture. those aspects encouraged me to take this with me when i checked out :)

Bared to You
By Sylvia Day
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this book is supposed to be very, VERY similar to 50 Shades of Grey, except better written. if you know me, then you know that i am obsessed with christian grey. and when i say obsessed, i mean OBSESSED. he is perfection. ANYWAY. i saw this book (the cover looks just like a 50 shades book would so i picked it up) and i basically freaked right there in the umich bookstore. 

 The Wah Nails Book of Nail Art
By Sharmadean Reid
i picked this up at urban outfitters during their college student sale. it has awesome photography and music playlists to go along with the nail themes. and nail polish is one of my biggest obsessions (NAIL POLISH HAUL ANYONE!?!?!) so it was a must-buy.  

Daniel Half and The Human Good Nazi
By David Chotjewitz
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i found this is my new favorite bookstore. it's very different from the books i usually go to (distopian, art, & romance) but WWII is probably my favorite war to read about, so i'm very excited to get started on this!

Deadly Little Lies
By Laurie Faria Stolarz
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i also found this at my new favorite bookstore. i read the first one (deadly little secret) a few years ago and i believe it completely freaked me out, therefore i loved it. i love the covers for this series. each one is very haunting and eerie. i think i'm going to reread the first book before i start this one so i'm not confused, but i definitely recommend this series!

Instant Love
By Jenifer Altman, Susannah Conway, and Amanda Gilligan
this is another book from UO and i deemed it a necessity for my bookshelf. it's filled with ideas of this to do with polaroids and it's AWESOME. i'm obsessed with polaroids (still trying to decide what polaroid camera to get D: ) so when i saw this (ON SALE FOR $2. yes, that's right. TWO DOLLARS) i almost cried from happiness. the children (my cameras lulz) are quite content with it. :)   

The Lovely Bones
By Alice Sebold
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not going to lie, i just really wanted to buy a book from the bookstore in the union, and this is the closest i could find to something i would like out of their (very) limited selection. all i know is that it is heartbreakingly heartbreaking (if that makes sense) and it will probably haunt me (so basically i'm going to love it). I CAN'T WAIT TO START IT. 

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
By Ransom Riggs
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I wasn't planning on reading this book but i'm a part of a few different young adult book clubs on goodreads and this is one of the books for the month of september. i figured i might as well pick it up at the UO student sale and give it a try. i'm quite sure the pictures alone will give me nightmares, so i can't even imagine what the actual story is going to do. i might wait until october though so i can do a halloween themed tbr (to be read) for that month.

Notes From The Teenage Underground
By Simmone Howell
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this one looks so incredibly good to me and i feel like no one knows about it, which makes me sad. but i'm so excited to read it (mainly because it's about fiiiilm and making movies and it's challenging to find interesting books on that subject. so YAY! 

The Queen of Everything
By Deb Caletti
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this book has been on my list for a while and i finally got around to picking it up after i saw it at my bargain book store. it has mixed reviews, but it was only $3.50 so i figured whatevs, if i don't like it no biiig. 

Quoteskine Volume 1
By Lee Crutchley
i actually picked this up today in UO while i was in there hunting for something ELSE (you'll hear about that very soon..STAY TUNED THIS MONTH) but it's full of lyrics and quotes and illustrations that this artist loved and it has lots of inspirational things in it so i thought it would be fun to add to my bookshelf (i love fun coffee table type books, if you couldn't tell) 

Teen Idol
By Meg Cabot
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i used to adore meg cabot when i was younger, so i thought i would give her books another go. this one looks like just a fun read so hopefully it poses as a nice break from the heftyness schoolwork brings!

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