Birthday Book Haul

Hey Book Nerds!

I am so sorry it has been so long since my last post. Towards the end of August I moved back in at school so I have been getting settled in, getting work done, and trying to get back into the swing of things. I am in my junior year (3rd year) of college so I am taking more classes for my major which means I have to work even harder than I have the last two years. I’ve barely read anything other than textbooks since I’ve been back, which is why there have not been any wrap-ups or TBR’s. However, I do have a book haul for you guys right now!

My 20th birthday (I know, I’m so old.) was this past Monday (September 14th) and my parents and my sister were nice enough to ship some presents to me. I got a variety of things from them, but I will only be talking about the books that they got me. my parents did say, however, that I may get a few more presents when they come visit me at the end of October, so if there are books, I will have another haul for you guys. Now, for the reason that you guys are here, the book haul. I received 5 books from my parents and 1 book from my sister.

The book that I got from my sister is not a book that you read, but it is a form of a book which is why I am including it. She got me an adult coloring book! We have both been wanting these for a while so she got one for me for my birthday and picked one up for herself as well.

As for the books that my parents got me, the got me two books as kind of a joke and three books that I asked for. Here they are:

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

The story behind my parents giving me this book is because it was one of my, if not, my favorite book when I was a kid. My mom had to read this book to me about 10 times every day, no exaggeration. We have just about every edition of the book that was made and we read them all. My sister and I both really loved this book growing up, so my parents decided to get me my own copy of it. This book was one of the ones I referred to as a joke, however I am now realizing how this one is not a joke at all. It was one of my favorite childhood memories and now it is coming back to life. If you have young kids, I definitely recommend checking this book out to read to them. Also, do what my mom did every time and have them find the mouse that is on some of the pages!

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A Christmas Carol (children’s version adapted from Charles Dickens’ story)

Disclaimer: this is not the edition or cover that I had. I could not find a good picture of the cover that I have so I just picked the first one I saw.

This book is truly the joke book that I received. My parents are in love with A Christmas Carol (the movie versions) and they make us watch them all of the time. I, however, can’t stand it. Yes, I know, it’s a classic. I understand that, but I just find it boring. So, as a joke, my parents got me the 1991 children’s version of the story and said that maybe I could tolerate that version better. Yes, I will actually read it.

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Paranormal Obsession: America’s Fascination with Ghosts & Hauntings, Spooks & Spirits by Deonna Kelli Sayed

Yes, I do believe in the paranormal. If you don’t, that’s okay. I respect everyone’s opinions until they disrespect mine. Within the last few years, I have become very interested in the paranormal, which is surprising considering the whole thing terrified me for the longest time. This year at school, I am in a paranormal research society (basically a ghost hunting club) and because of that, my parents bought me this book. Now, this book is not one that I will just sit down and read straight through. Most likely, I will read a little bit every now and then, but I wouldn’t surprised if I ended up reading it straight through.

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City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

For those of you that don’t know, this is book six in the Mortal Instruments series. Now, I have the entire series, however I have only ready City of Bones, so NO SPOILERS PLEASE. I plan to get back into this series soon, especially with the TV show coming out sometime next year. I am excited to get back into this world, and maybe that will happen sooner than we think (hint hint).

WARNING: If you have not read this series, DO NOT read the synopsis for CoHF because you will get spoiled. Here is the link for City of Bones (the first book in the series) instead:

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

This book is probably one of my most anticipated reads of 2015. Ever since I heard about this book, I have been dying to read it. It just came out on September 1st, which was perfect because then I could ask for it for my birthday. I think I am going to pick this book up as soon as I finish the book I am currently reading, although it is so hard for me to not pick it up right now and read it. I have heard so many amazing things about this book and I really hope I love it. Either way, you guys can expect a review on this book when I finish it.

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Alright guys, that’s my book haul! I hope you enjoyed it and look for more posts soon!


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