1. amor-librorum:

New bookshelves!

    amor-librorum:

    New bookshelves!

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    omfgbooks:

    Whoa there is SO MUCH out this week!! What a huge week for books. Sorry this is a little late!

    Whoa, happy reading!!

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    http://samreads.tumblr.com/post/96004697020/books-and-cookies-thegirlofnovels-i-love-how

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    thegirlofnovels:

    I love how the book community advocates for everyone to read what they want, express their opinions on books whether it be negative or positive, and buy all the books to their heart’s content, but seriously, don’t make fun and ridicule people who…

    I’m not going to make fun of non-readers, and I’m not going to tell someone else to stop it.  I don’t like telling people what to think.  But reading is more than a hobby.  It’s access to a culture, a way of life, a state of existence.  Without reading, life is greatly diminished.  Very few activities enrich the human experience as much as reading.  Frisbee golf or building model airplanes is a hobby.  Reading is a way of life.

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    mugglenet:

MuggleNet Blog Book Review: If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy
If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy is a rare breed of YA novel: one written for young men. The novel follows sixteen-year-old Mike, whose family is barely making ends meet seven years after the death of his father fighting in Afghanistan. When he least expects it, he begins receiving letters written to him by his father before his death.
http://blog.mugglenet.com/2014/08/book-review-if-youre-reading-this-by-trent-reedy/

    mugglenet:

    MuggleNet Blog Book Review: If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy

    If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy is a rare breed of YA novel: one written for young men. The novel follows sixteen-year-old Mike, whose family is barely making ends meet seven years after the death of his father fighting in Afghanistan. When he least expects it, he begins receiving letters written to him by his father before his death.

    http://blog.mugglenet.com/2014/08/book-review-if-youre-reading-this-by-trent-reedy/

  5. bostonianresolution:

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
Jorge Luis Borges

    bostonianresolution:

    "I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
Jorge Luis Borges

  6. beckisbookshelf:

"Sometimes we want our bodies to do a better job of showing the things that hurt us, the stories we keep hidden inside of us."

    beckisbookshelf:

    "Sometimes we want our bodies to do a better job of showing the things that hurt us, the stories we keep hidden inside of us."

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    Happy birthday to Theodore Dreiser.  August 27, 1871.
Some day I’m going to go back and actually read your novel that was assigned in college.

    Happy birthday to Theodore Dreiser.  August 27, 1871.

    Some day I’m going to go back and actually read your novel that was assigned in college.

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    yainterrobang:

    NEW RELEASES: AUGUST 26
    It’s a huge week for YA releases! Prepare your wallet for book domination. Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (August 26 - September 1). For more on new releases and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our biweekly newsletter!

    Amity by Micol Ostow
    Publisher: Egmont USA
    Release date: August 26th
    Amity isn’t just a house. She is a living force, bent on manipulating her inhabitants to her twisted will. She will use Connor and Gwen to bring about a bloody end as she’s done before. As she’ll do again.

    Astray (Gated #2) by Amy Christine Parker
    Publisher: Random House
    Release date: August 26th
    Trapped in a spider’s web of deception, will Lyla detect the sticky threads tightening around her before it’s too late? She’ll have to unravel the mystery of what Pioneer and the Community are truly up to if she wants to survive.

    Bombay Blues (Born Confused #2) by Tanuja Desai Hidier
    Publisher: Push
    Release date: August 26th
    Indian-American just-turned-17-year-old Dimple Rohitbhai Lala found love, friendship, art, and home where she least expected it. But what happens if what you thought you wanted wasn’t what you wanted after all?

    Breaking Butterflies by M. Anjelais
    Publisher: Chicken House
    Release date: August 26th
    Sphinxie is sweet, compassionate, and plain. Cadence is brilliant, charismatic. Damaged. And diseased. When they were kids, he scarred her with a knife. Now, as his illness progresses, he becomes increasingly demanding.

    Can’t Look Away by Donna Cooner
    Publisher: Point
    Release date: August 26th
    Torrey Grey is famous on the internet. Thousands of people watch her popular videos on fashion and beauty. But when Torrey’s sister is killed in an accident — maybe because of Torrey and her videos — Torrey’s perfect world implodes.

    Chasing Before (The Memory Chronicles #2) by Lenore Appelhans
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
    Release date: August 26th
    Felicia and Neil have arrived in Level 3 and are supposed to prepare for their divine vocations. But during Felicia and Neil’s training period, a series of explosions rips through Level 3. Tension is high, and casualties are mounting.

    Deliverance (Defiance #3) by C.J. Redwine
    Publisher: Balzer + Bray
    Release date: August 26th
    Separated from each other and their Baalboden comrades, Rachel and Logan must find a way to achieve what they desperately want: to rid their world once and for all of the Commander and the tech that controls the deadly Cursed One.

    Don’t Let Go (PERSEFoNE #3) by Michelle Gagnon
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Release date: August 26th
    After a devastating loss, Noa Torson is out of options. On the run with the three remaining teens of Persephone’s Army, she is up against immeasurable odds. The group is outnumbered, outsmarted, and outrun. But they are not giving up.

    The Far Dawn (The Atlanteans #3) by Kevin Emerson
    Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
    Release date: August 26th
    Having barely escaped Desenna, Owen and Lilly are on their own. The secrets buried in the ice ahead have the power to destroy not only the earth but the bond between Owen and Lilly, as Owen faces Paul’s greatest treachery yet.

    Faces of the Dead by Suzanne Weyn
    Publisher: Scholastic Press
    Release date: August 26th
    When Marie-Thérèse, daughter of Marie Antoinette, switches places with a chambermaid and slips into the streets of Paris at the height of the French Revolution, she finds a world much darker than what she’s ever known.

    Feral by Holly Schindler
    Publisher: HarperTeen
    Release date: August 26th
    Claire Cain discovers a body in the icy woods behind the school, surrounded by the town’s feral cats. While everyone is quick to say it was an accident, Claire knows there’s more to it, and vows to learn the truth about what happened.

    Ghost House (The Ghost House Saga #1) by Alexandra Adornetto
    Publisher: Harlequin Teen
    Release date: August 26th
    After the loss of her mother, Chloe Kennedy starts seeing ghosts. Spending time in England with her grandmother is her chance to get away from her grief and the spirits that haunt her. Until she meets a mysterious stranger.

    How to Fall (Jess Tennant #1) by Jane Casey
    Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
    Release date: August 26th
    When she learns of her likeness to her dead cousin Freya, Jess feels a connection to her. But the more Jess learns about the secrets Freya was keeping while she was alive, the more suspicious Freya’s death starts to look.

    If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy
    Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
    Release date: August 26th
    Out of the blue, Mike receives a letter from his father – who died in Afghanistan. As the letters come in, Mike takes his dad’s encouragement to try new things. But who’s been keeping the letters all these years? And how did Dad die?

    Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan
    Publisher: Candlewick Press
    Release date: August 26th
    I think the fire changed us – me and Dom. I think that’s how the boy was able to see us. Though he’d been there for every summer of our childhood, we’d only been stupid boys until then. But after the fire we were different.

    The Island of Excess Love (Love in the Time of Global Warming #2) by Francesca Lia Block
    Publisher: Henry Holt
    Release date: August 26th
    Pen and her friends are living in the pink house by the sea, until the day a foreboding ship appears in the harbor. Trance-like, they head for the ship and their new battles begin.

    A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
    Publisher: Swoon Reads
    Release date: August 26th
    Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out. But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it.

    Lovers & Haters by Calvin Slater
    Publisher: Kensington Teen
    Release date: August 26th
    Xavier Hunter is trying to get good grades and get the hottest girl in school. But if Xavier wants to be with the hottest girl, he has to look the part - even if it costs him his grades and leads him to deal with the thugs he’s vowed to avoid.

    Maid of Deception (Maids of Honour #2) by Jennifer McGowan
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
    Release date: August 26th
    Beatrice Knowles is one of Queen Elizabeth I’s secret protectors. Beatrice’s new assignment is to infiltrate the visiting Scottish delegation. Alasdair MacLeod could be the key to unlocking the truth about the rebellion… and her own heart.

    One Death, Nine Stories by Marc Aronson & Charles R. Smith Jr. (ed.)
    Publisher: Candlewick Press
    Release date: August 26th
    An anthology featuring stories from Marc Aronson, Charles R. Smith Jr., Chris Barton, Nora Raleigh Baskin, Marina Budhos, Ellen Hopkins, A.S. King, Torrey Maldonado, Will Weaver, and Rita Williams-Garcia.

    Play Me Backwards by Adam Selzer
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
    Release date: August 26th
    Determined to get his act together, slacker Leon asks for help. As each task brings Leon one step away from slacker city and one step closer to Anna, he starts to wonder if maybe he shouldn’t have promised Stan his soul after all.

    Positive by Paige Rawl & Ali Benjamin
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Release date: August 26th
    In this compelling and compulsively readable memoir, nineteen-year-old Paige Rawl tells the story of how she was mercilessly bullied in middle school…and how she overcame the ordeal to change her world for the better.

    The Revenge of Seven (Lorien Legacies #5) by Pittacus Lore
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Release date: August 26th
    I’ve spent my entire life hiding from them, and they’ve stolen everything away from me. But that stops now. We’re going to take the battle to them. We have a new ally who knows their weaknesses. And I finally have the power to fight back.

    The Rule of Thoughts (The Mortality Doctrine #2) by James Dashner
    Publisher: Delacorte Press
    Release date: August 26th
    Michael completed the Path. But the Mortality Doctrine will populate Earth entirely with human bodies harboring tangent minds. Any gamer who sinks into the VirtNet risks coming out with a tangent intelligence in control of their body.

    Rumble by Ellen Hopkins
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
    Release date: August 26th
    Matthew Turner doesn’t believe in much. Not in family. Not in so-called friends who turn their backs when the going gets rough. Certainly not in some omnipotent master of heaven and earth, no matter what his girlfriend thinks.

    Sanctum (Asylum #2) by Madeleine Roux
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Release date: August 26th
    Dan, Abby, and Jordan remain traumatized by the summer they shared in the Brookline asylum. Much as they’d love to move on, someone is determined to keep the terror alive, sending the teens photos of an old-timey carnival, with no note and no name.

    Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo
    Publisher: Random House
    Release date: August 26th
    Leigh sells graves for her family-owned cemetery. Her world is turned upside down by the sudden loss of her best friend and the appearance of Dario, the slightly-too-old-for-her grave digger. Surrounded by death, can Leigh move on?

    Taken by David Massey
    Publisher: Chicken House
    Release date: August 26th
    Six teens are sailing around the world for charity. Four are teen military veterans disabled in combat: They’re used to being pushed to the limit. But nothing could have prepared them for being kidnapped by the Lord’s Resistance Army.

    Undead With Benefits (Eat, Brains, Love #2) by Jeff Hart
    Publisher: HarperTeen
    Release date: August 26th
    Jake and Amanda are in love, on the run—and undead. They’ve teamed up with Cass, who’s ditched her former job as zombie-tracker, and they’re headed across the border into Iowa, where there’s rumored to be a cure.

    yolo (Internet Girls #4) by Lauren Myracle
    Publisher: Amulet Books
    Release date: August 26th
    Maddie, Zoe and Angela are facing their first semester apart. Way, way apart.In the face of change and diverging paths, Maddie’s got a plan to keep the friends close, and it involves embracing the present, making memories, and… roller derby!

    The Rapunzel Dilemma by Jennifer Kloester
    Publisher: Penguin Australia
    Release date: August 27th
    Lily’s had a charmed life, and now she’s off to London to pursue her dream of becoming an actor. But life at the London Drama Academy is full of surprises – and for the first time, Lily finds that things don’t always go her way.

    Battle Angel (Immortal City #3) by Scott Speer
    Publisher: Razorbill
    Release date: August 28th
    With Maddy torn between two loves, and Angels and humans on the brink of an epic war, the Immortal City is more vulnerable than ever. And when demons descend upon Angel City the humans don’t stand a fighting chance.

    Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein
    Publisher: Electric Monkey
    Release date: August 28th
    Seeking a home where her children won’t be held back by ethnicity or gender, Rhoda brings Em and Teo to Ethiopia. But their peace is shattered by the threat of war with Italy, and teenage Em and Teo are drawn into the conflict.

    Trial by Fire (The Worldwalker Trilogy #1) by Josephine Angelini
    Publisher: Pan MacMillan
    Release date: August 28th
    After a humiliating incident, Lily wishes she could disappear. Suddenly, Lily is in a world overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruelest of them all is Lillian… Lily’s other self.

    Between the Stars and the Sky by David James
    Publisher: Ingram
    Release date: September 1st
    In the small town of Huntington, the Firelight Festival marks the end of summer. For Jackson Grant, it is a chance to begin again. But there is a darker side to the Firelight Festival, a deadly tradition known as the Firelight Fall.

    The Opposite of Love by Sarah Lynn Scheerger
    Publisher: Albert Whitman Teen
    Release date: September 1st
    Chase can’t hide from his own personal demons, and Rose has secrets of her own. After they’re wrenched apart, a cryptic email arrives in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve, beginning a desperate pursuit.

    Stronger Than You Know by Jolene Perry
    Publisher: Albert Whitman Teen
    Release date: September 1st
    Joy has finally escaped the trailer where she once lived with her mother and survived years of confinement and abuse. But just when hope is taking hold, she learns she must testify in her mother’s trial. Can she face her old life?

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    Book Birthday!

    An entire generation has grown up often missing their loved ones who were deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. They have grown up under the difficult demands of service and sacrifice, and they deserve to know why. My new novel IF YOU’RE READING THIS is released today. It’s my best attempt to honor our soldiers for their mission and their families for their sacrifices. It’s my way of trying to say goodbye to this long war. If you’re a fellow veteran, especially a National Guardsman, a combat engineer, a 34th ID Red Bull, or if you know someone who has been affected by the war, I’d be honored if you’d let people know about this book.

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    Alabaster Bookshop, Greenwich Village, New York City.

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    dogmobile:

    Fall 2014 fashion: Scout’s ham costume from To Kill A Mockingbird

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  12. slightlyignorant:

Neil Gaiman’s private library apparently?!?! AHHH.

    slightlyignorant:

    Neil Gaiman’s private library apparently?!?! AHHH.

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