Dream On by Kerstin Gier American Cover!

Of course, right after I used this book as my Waiting on Wednesday pick, with the German cover, I finally found the American Cover!!! AND I LOVE IT.  Not as much as the first book, but I still think it’s rather pretty!

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And it was finally available for pre-order on Amazon! It’s kind of expensive but I’m hoping the price goes down by the time it is released and I get that pre-order guarantee!

 

But First, Let Me Take a Shelfie

I got new bookshelves! Well, technically they are rolling carts, but I decided to use them to hold some of my books.  As soon as I ordered them I knew I wanted one to be dedicated solely to  Harry Potter.  And that’s just what I did.

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I couldn’t get a picture in front of it because the sun was too bright and you could see my reflection.  And OK, the candle isn’t exactly Harry Potter but there’s a stag on it!

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Original US hardcover and paperback versions. I only actually read from the paperback versions since those are so easy to replace if they fall apart.  And these little guys are too cute! I decided just to go with the Golden Trio.

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The special paperback covers that build Hogwarts and the UK paperbacks. Both of which will never, ever be opened or read from.

And then I had a whole second cart that had to be filled.  I thought about putting all of the classics I own on it, but they didn’t fit.  So then I had the most wonderful idea.

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Percy Jackson (and Magnus Chase) and A Song of Ice and Fire! My two other favorite series of all time.

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This is just a close of the top.  A picture from Arizona, my best friends (I’m the asshole in the pink), and my Nanny’s music box and my Poppy’s glasses.

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Close up of the PJ Shelf. I don’t have the paperback version of The Blood of Olympus yet, and I’ll have to rearrange when more Magnus Chase/the Apollo books come out (might have give Rick his own shelf at that point) but it works for now!

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It was such a bitch trying to find a way to get all 10 books on here without much space left over.  Obviously this shelf is incomplete and probably will be for the next 15 years.  One day…

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Dany’s ready for her close up.  I got this in a subscription box (I think).  It was too cute not to add.  And please ignore the tape on A Clash of Kings. As with HP I only read from the paperbacks and I kind of destroyed that one.  And if it looks bad from here, you should see the inside.

I’m actually really proud of these! It was my first time ever really taking the time to design my shelves

 

Reader Problems Tag

I was tagged by Heather at The Sassy Book Geek for  this tag.  Go check out her blog!

1.) You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

I really all depends on how I’m feeling at the moment. Sometimes I want to have my heart ripped out, or my mind messed with, while other times I just want to have a smile on my face the entire time I’m reading. Also I’d die if I had 20,000 books on my TBR. I have over 1,000 right now and I’m freaking out.

2.) You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

I’d like to say if I made it 50% I’d keep going, but I have given up on a few books at 70% before. If I’m not loving it but I have a feeling it might redeem itself or everyone else loves it, I’ll probably stick with it. If everything is annoying me and it has just continued to get worse I’d probably quit. Wow I’m so wishy-washy today.

3.) The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?

Oh yeah. I’ve been doing the GR challenge for 3 years now (I’m two away at this moment!) I’d totally try to catch up. I’d probably read a few graphic novels or comics that have been gathered into volumes. Or I’d go ahead and reread Harry Potter. That is always a nice, easy way to add 7 books.

4.) The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?

Ugh. I have that problem right now with my Lynburn Legacy series. The first book just doesn’t match the second 2, and it sucks cause it’s way cuter. Usually I would try and make sure I bought a matching set. I like things that go together. I can’t have hardcovers and paperbacks intermingling in a series either. I have hardcover copies and paperback copies of HP, PJO, HOO, and ASOIF.

5.) Every one and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?  

I’d probably just put it in my review. Or I’d tell my cats. I don’t really know any one who reads like me off the internet so they don’t usually put up with my book talk anyway. I’d probably try and find some like-minded reviews to remind myself I’m not alone.

6.) You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

Oh wow. I don’t really read in public that often. I listen to audiobooks in the car, but even when I bring a book in my bag I usually don’t make it more than a few pages before I get distracted by everything around me. I’d probably stop reading so I could appreciate it later.

7.) A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!?!?!  

THIS IS SUCH A PROBLEM. I have seem to have a terrible memory when it comes to sequels. I usually end up just giving up on the series until all the books are out so I can reread the first and then binge the rest. I hate being confused and synopsis usually suck and people’s Reviews don’t usually give away the spoilers I need to remember. That’s why I have a post coming up about series I need to finish.

8.) Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?  

When I’m in a reading slump I’m pretty much in it for awhile. A few months can go by before I’m in the mood to read again, and I usually just let it happen. But I’ve never had a blog before so I guess I’m going to have to find a way to power through it. I’d probably just reread Harry Potter. When in doubt…

9.) There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

Totally depends on how much money I have at the moment, how bad I feel about buying more books when I’m already drowning in them, and how long it will take my library to get them. My Aunt gave me a amazon gift card for a lot of money for my birthday and even though I already own way too many books (and just bought another copy of HP) I pre-ordered 5 2016 debuts. My boyfriend is not happy.

10.) After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?

Again it depends. Sometimes I start reading as soon as I get my hands on them. Other times they sit on my shelf for 4 years. Sometimes the more excited I am the longer it takes me to read because I don’t want to be disappointed.

 

I’m a little late to the fun and I’m trying to catch up on all the tags I’ve been tagged in, so if you are reading this, and haven’t done so yet, COME JOIN US! And yes, I’m looking at you!

The Bookish Alphabet Tag

I was tagged by Heather at The Sassy Book Geek

What You Have To Do:

See if you own books beginning with every letter of the alphabet. The only rule is that you have to own it, or you’ve read it but don’t own it anymore.

All I have to say is thank God that I have a shelf on Goodreads of “Books I Own”.

Let’s see what I have!

A –Across a Star Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund (TBR)

B –Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross (TBR)

C –Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn (TBR)

D –Daughter of Smoke and Bone  by Laini Taylor  (read)

E-Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot (TBR)

F –Falls the Shadow by Stefani Gaither (TBR)

G- Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith (read)

H-Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock (TBR)

I-Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch  (TBR)

J-Just Listen by Sarah Dessen (read)

K-The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal  (TBR)

L-Love in the Time of Global Warming by  Francesca Lia Block (TBR)

M-Monstrous Beauty by  Elizabeth Fama (TBR)

N- The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett (TBR)

O-Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys (read)

P-Pivot Point by Kasie West (read)

Q-Nothing

R-The Riverman by Aaron Starmer (read)

S-Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (TBR)

T-Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (read)

U-Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan (read)

V-Vixen by Jillian Larkin (TBR)

W-Winter by Marissa Meyer (read and reviewed)

X-Nothing but that’s not that surprising

Y- Young Elites by Marie Lu (read)

Z-Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes by Cory O’Brien (Kindle-read)

 

That’s actually really good.  I didn’t expect to have anything for Q or X anyway!

 

I’m not going to tag anyone and instead leave it open for all to join in the fun!

Thanks again Heather for tagging me!

Follow Friday

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This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read.

Honestly, I’m just starting out in the blogging world and I have a lot to learn.  What better way to learn than to find a bunch of new blogs to follow and meet other book bloggers?  I’m not really big on other forms of social media, so I thought this would be a good idea to put myself out there!

Here are the Rules for Follow Friday

1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts and any one else you want to follow on the list

2. Follow our Featured Bloggers
3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can
6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
8. If your new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Question of the Week:  If you could teleport into ANY story, which would you chose? – Suggested by Life Is Reading
Well, obviously I would love to live in the HP universe, but since everyone probably agrees, I’ll also add that I think I would like to live in The Percy Jackson world.  Having a Greek or Roman God for a parent might be nice!  And because I just finished the series, I’d like to live in the Lunar Chronicles World Post-Winter.
Thanks for checking out my blog! If you have any advice please feel free to tell me!