Sunday, August 31, 2014

Book Haul Sunday - August 31

Book Haul time!


Okay so this will be a quick one. I got these at my local thrift store and one from a library book sale. 
(Left to Right)

Ice Haven by Daniel Clowes
This was $1.00. I was looking through the kids books (my sister just had a baby, I'm an auntie!) and this was in it. I thought it looked cool but bam! the first page I see had a womans boob just staring at me. (Not for kids)

Next is...

The Future Of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
This was a $1.50. I've read books by both of these authors and really enjoyed them. This book is an ARC but I have no problem buying it. If it is beyond amazing I'll go out and buy the hardcover. 

Next..

Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin 
It was a $1.50 as well. I watched the movie and really enjoyed it. So once I heard it was a book I put it on my wishlist and I go to the thrift store and fine it. Awesome. 

Annd Next is....

Do you see it, do you!?!?!?!?!

Battle Royal by Koushun Takami
Like all the other paperbacks this was $1.50. $1.50. $1.50!!!!! I never would of expected a book like this to show up at a thrift store. It's brand new. I've always wanted to read this. I was going to pay full price for it. When I saw it there I quickly grabbed it and hid it between the other books. No one was stopping me from getting this book. (It makes me stop and think who would donate these books. I guess more for me)

Last one.. 

Zelda by Nancy Milford
This was $0.50 at the library book sale. I've always wanted to read about Zelda Fitzgerald. And the name Zelda is so cool. 

Well that is it for me this week. What did you get?

~Kellie

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Book Haul Sunday - August 24th

Book Haul Time!
This is an exciting one. So First one. (Right to Left)

You should already know what it is. Look at it's greatness, it's beauty. It's the new Harry Potter box set. Ever since they said they were designing new covers I was excited to see it. When it showed what it looked like in box set form I had to get it. 

It's my first brand new box set $58.42 from amazon. (Be warned all of the books front and back have those buttery(?)covers.They could get dirty pretty easily.)

Next is...

The Greatest Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
This was a bargain book from Walmart for $7.95, it's not the complete works but most of the complete novels. I've been wanting to read all the Holmes books for a long time.

Next..

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
This is another book from Walmart for $8.50. It was the last one on the shelf I quickly grabbed it. I am so excited to read this book, but what makes me so much more excited is in the back there is a sampler of The Darkest Part Of The Forest!! This book makes me so happy, her Modern Faerie Tale series is probably my favorite books of all time. Even though it isn't stated it's a part of that series. (If you can't tell I'm excited)

Last one...

Revolutionary by Krista McGee
This is my review book for this week. It's an end of a series, can't wait to see how it ends. 

Oh last thing..
It isn't books. It is book related a Big Lots opened up in my town last week. They don't have any books BOOOOO! They do have bookmarks Funko Pop! bookmarks
Look how cute they are. They had all the princesses but I choose Belle and Ironman was right behind her. He is so cute. So I had to get them, they were $2.50 each. But I am so afraid to use them. Like their heads might snap off if I try to use them.

Well that is it for me this week (no it's not but I'll save that for next Sunday) What did you get?

~Kellie

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dear Like, We Need To Talk, Darth: A Review


We all know how Darth Vader shared his big secret with Luke Skywalker, but what if he had delivered the news in a handwritten note instead? And what if someone found that letter, as well as all of the drafts that landed in the Dark Lord’s trash can? In the riotously funny collection Dear Luke, We Need to Talk. Darth, John Moe finally reveals these lost notes alongside all the imagined letters, e-mails, text messages, and other correspondences your favorite pop culture icons never meant for you to see.
 
From The Walking Dead to The Wizard of Oz, from Billy Joel to Breaking Bad, no reference escapes Moe’s imaginative wit and keen sense of nostalgia. Read Captain James T. Kirk’s lost log entries and Yelp reviews of The Bates Motel and Cheers. Peruse top secret British intelligence files revealing the fates of Agents 001–006, or Don Draper’s cocktail recipe cards. Learn all of Jay-Z’s 99 problems, as well as the complete rules of Fight Club, and then discover an all-points bulletin concerning Bon Jovi, wanted dead or alive—and much more.
 
Like a like a bonus track to a favorite CD or a deleted scene from a cult movie, Dear Luke, We Need to Talk Darth offer a fresh twist on the pop culture classics we thought we knew by heart. You already know part of their story. Now find out the rest.

A book that told about characters and other things back story? Count me in. I loved the thought of this book. Some of the stories I thought were hilarious, right off the bat started with the shark of Jaws keeping a journal. It shows what he was up to before the first Jaws movie. It was hilarious. I must say most of this book was in this very sarcastic violent sort of humor and it got pretty old.

The style of this book was really cool. Letters, Welp (Yelp) hotel and restaurant reviews. It was exciting to see which character would come next, and what style it was in. I think for me that, that was the very high point for me. So for the most part I really enjoyed but it could get a little dry and felt the same just with a different character name slapped on it. Other then that it was definitely funny and creative.

If you Interest in reading Dear Like, We Need To Talk, Darth or anything written by John Moe you can visit his site at http://www.witsradio.org/ And read a preview for the book. 




I received this book from Blogging For Books for free for my review.