March Photo Challenge: Signed

Now that I am reading more current books, and adding them to my home collection, something that I have gotten hooked on is finding signed copies. Barnes and Noble is great for this, because while I haven’t been able to make it to an actual book signing yet, B&N usually has a stash of great books from great authors.

I realize now a days that signed books maybe aren’t as rare or valuable, especially when you can find them at big box stores, but it still makes them seem more special, when you pull one off your shelf and see your favorite author’s signature there!

Here are the three I currently own. They just happen to be three of my prettiest hardcovers, too! (Ok, the Ransom Riggs maybe isn’t “pretty” per say…he gets the creepiest title, though!)

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WWW Wednesday

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Oh my gosh you guys, I’m back. Finally. I warned you, the last month has been absolutely insane, and for those of you who haven’t completely abandoned me, I thank you for sticking around. I fully plan on ramping back up to regular blog posts, challenges, etc going into September. We are unpacking our stuff this week, which means bookshelf organization! I always get really excited about my books about that time so who knows what I’ll post. Keep an eye on the Instagram…there’s bound to be some fun stuff there.

 

What are you currently reading?

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

 

What did you just finish reading?

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling

Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas

Horns by Joe Hill

Winter’s Tale by Mark Hellprin

Justine by Lawrence Durell

 

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Remember that time when I was stressed out about getting to many library holds at the same time, and not having enough time to read them before we went on our trip? Yeah….about that.

Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children stood out whenever I’d see it at a book store. It’s hard to pass by it, as it has a very creepy cover, and when you flip through it, there are even more spooky pictures on the inside. Black and whites of circus-like people–seemingly altered photos, not very clear, and very freakshowish. They send shivers up your spine.

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The story itself is based around an orphanage from the WWII era, but it’s not just any orphanage. All of the children there have something “special” about them. At first, you think they are just refugees from Jewish families, but not so much.

A “normal” kid from the present travels to the island where this home used to stand, to find out more about his grandfather’s history, and gets way more than he bargained for.

I liked the story. It’s definitely interesting and spooky. Jacob was a well thought out character, but while I liked the idea of the children, I thought they were a little two dimensional. There was just something missing. And the whole “love triangle with your grandpa” thing…ew. Even Jacob thought that was weird! Trust your instincts, buddy!

I’m going to give this 3 stars. I probably won’t read it again, but I will read the next book, Hollow City, just to see what happens.

WWW Wednesday 7/2/2014

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I completely forgot about Teaser Tuesday yesterday, and I almost forgot about WWW Wednesday! Unfortunately, this is much how July and August are going to go :(. Please forgive!

 

What are you currently reading?

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

She Walks in Beauty by Caroline Kennedy

 

What did you just finish reading?

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

After that, I don’t know. Probably mostly ebooks, since we’ll be packing up all my pretties soon. Sad face! It’ll just depend on what comes available on my library hold list next!