in which the month ends // july 2015 + august goals

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if you’re wondering, yes, i am still alive.

i have somone -rather a lot of someone’s – to blame. they are called school. my school likes to burden their students with projects just one week before their exams. isn’t that wonderful?
i did not have time to sleep much less blog – i’m working on that now, time management or whatever – so that explains the lack of posts.
but let’s stop talking about me and let’s get on with the books!

in which i show you the books:
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in which i show you a detailed version:

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Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel // Apocalyptic 
long story short: a huge plague kills 99.99% of the population. there’s also this actor who has a large part of the story (although idk why).
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Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman // Short Story, Story Book
long story short: lots of adventure
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The Girl with All the Gifts by MR Carey //  Zombie Apocalypse 
long story short:
“Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite, but they don’t laugh.
Melanie is a very special girl.”
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Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey // Magical Realism
long story short: a childless couple makes a child out of snow. the next day, they see a kid running through the woods.
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14 by Manix Abrera // Philippine Mythology
long story short: a graphic novel without any words, philippine mythological beings have a story to tell
rating: 

  in which i blogged

one post and it was scheduled a long time ago. i will stop talking about this now.

in which the world has news


thank you for reading and um, bye!

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in which i acquire books // june 2015

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i have acquired five books. also: cat.

if you have been a Random Reader for a while now, you would know that most of my book hauls are possible due to my sister. basically? she buys me books. she’s the best and you and i know that.

i haven’t done a book haul for AGES! it feels so good to show off my books and cat  and talk about them. guys, these books are MINE. i can read them and NOT RETURN THEM. i can have them FOREVER. hell yeah. 

anyway, BOOKS.


in which i show you my books

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in which i show you a more detailed version

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline // Science Fiction Adult
long story short: rich guy has no children. rich guy dies. rich guy leaves a bunch of clues and a contest happen. video games in which i have no idea are.
opinion:  i already read this book and what can i say? the world blew my mind. all the others didn’t. characters? nope. writing? are you kidding me? no.

i enjoyed it enough to give it 4 stars (that’s high, yo) the flaws were not major (at least to me). i’ll have my review up on GR so stay tuned for that. 

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Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay // High Fantasy Adult
long story short:  the king is a crappy king and some guys and gals try to set things right.
opinion: AN ADULT FANTASY BOOK. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE? i rarely see adult fantasy books and when i saw this have a 4.12 rating on GR, i was sold. 

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel // Post Apocolyptic Adult
long story short: there’s some actors from Hollywood and um … gah, okay, again, that’s all i know. i like to go through books blind.
opinion: have not read yet but im going to expect some exciting crap.

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My Name Is Resolute by Nancy E. Turner // Historical Fiction Adult
long story short: AMERICAN REVOLUTION. PIRATES.
opinon: PIRATES. PIRATES. PIRATES. who the hell wouldn’t want to read this??  (also: Nancy Turner? William Turner? that guy in Pirates of the Carribean? coincedence? i think not.)

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton // Historical Fiction Adult
long story short: there’s this minaturist. and something happens. lol, idk.
opinion: none. i havent read this book, just like evey other book in this haul, but im expecting it to blow my mind, capture my heart and all those sweet, cool other stuff.  


thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you sister for giving me this beautiful books. i will treasure them in my heart. 

that’s my wonderful book haul! thank you for reading and um, bye! 

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