Books I need to buy:
City of Heavenly Fire
Finnikin of the Rock
Froi of the Exiles
Quintana of Charyn
The Red Queen
Ahagsdhgasdj 2013 why aren’t you here yet???
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Destined by Aprilynne Pike
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
The Raven Boys is next and then my list is complete!!!!!!!! For the moment…
Was sad. Bought three books. Was ecstatic. Read The Fault in Our Stars. Was in a mixed state of depression and amazed wistfulness.
Read His Dark Materials series again over the weekend.
And I forgot how it ended, which is understandable, considering how long ago I first read the series.
And then I read the ending and WHY PHILIP PULLMAN, WHY?
You separated Will and Lyra? That’s just not fair.
If this sort of thing happens in City of Lost Souls/ City of Heavenly Fire/ Clockwork Princess/ all the other books I’m waiting for, I will sink into a state of sadness and a half-life.
Books have that much of an impact on my life.
And even though I say that Disney makes almost everything have a happy ending and I don’t like when books do that, I do, because I want everything to end up well for the characters I’ve grown to love, even if they do have trouble along the way (like Harry, for example.) After everything they’ve been through, why can’t everything just be ok?
end of irritating rant.
I apologise to any who had to witness this.
Only it’s a tiny library. More of a shelf than anything else.
Destined - Aprilynne Pike
City of Lost Souls - Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Princess - Cassandra Clare
Bitterblue - Kristin Cashore
The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater
Many more that it takes too long to list
Hurry up and be finished please :(
In Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopaedia, (which is really old, actually, so it’s lying):
‘K’ is an abbreviation for Kelvin.
I can never go to bookshops with people in my family. They don’t understand why I take so long, first looking at the books, and then reading blurbs, and then reading the first page or chapter until I add it to the pile in my arms and look for another. They all want to leave and there’s never enough time. And they shift on their feet and look around nervously, uncomfortable, the bags of shopping in their hands instead of resting on the ground. Like they want to leave. It makes me sad, that some people are uncomfortable in bookshops and libraries, when that’s the place I like to spend most of my time.
I think authors love to tease us. Teasers are their ways of having fun. They’re tantalisingly small snippets of the tales we want to hear. But they’re ages in the forthcoming. Which is irritating. But not really their fault, because they can’t control when the book comes out, their publishers do. But we continue to torture ourselves by reading them. Because we can’t help it. We can’t wait. Because the book that we’re waiting for is just that good. This is the weakness of fan-bases all over the world. We’re just not very patient. But we’re endlessly faithful to our books. And that makes it not much of a weakness, and more like a strength. That’s why I am friends with people who love to read. Because you know they’ll always be loyal and interesting people. And I like to surround myself with interesting people who think I am just as interesting as them. Because then life would be boring. Without books and the people who read them, life would be monotonous to me. Because books have shaped who I am. And I would not have it any other way.