(19)The Unexpected Everything // Bookish Blurb

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The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Ok, so this was another YA romance book. Somehow I ended up with a bunch of them all at once. In this book Andie thinks she has her life figured out and then a couple of things happen and she realizes that life could be different and so much better. Again, I was not in love but I will say that although it had many similarities to My Life Next Door, I think I liked this one better. Continue reading “(19)The Unexpected Everything // Bookish Blurb”

Borders day trip pt.2 // Scotland

CIMG1687aSo on this day trip, in the morning after my evening in Edinburgh we met and then went to our first stop which was the Traqair house. I forget the historical significance of this house but it was old and we saw lots of old stuff in it. Continue reading “Borders day trip pt.2 // Scotland”

(18) The Invention of Wings // Bookish Blurb

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This is a historical fiction book loosely based on some historical characters. The book follows the lives of two women; Sarah (a southern white woman) and Hetty ‘Handful’, the slave she is given on her 11th birthday.

The book is all about trying to find your place and make your life better but mostly it is about trying to survive and make the most out of your situation. Obviously the women live very different lives and at times it seems as though their lives have nothing to do with each other yet the contrast between their lives is very meaningful. Continue reading “(18) The Invention of Wings // Bookish Blurb”

(17) My Life Next Door // Bookish Blurb

12294652My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

I don’t remember how I came across this book and thought I would get it. I kinda wish I hadn’t. Pretty much, this is a YA love story about rich Samantha who has a busy controlling mother and Jase the next door neighbor who is from a big crazy (poor) family and how they fall in love one summer. Continue reading “(17) My Life Next Door // Bookish Blurb”

(16) The Sun is Also a Star // Bookish Blurb

coverThe Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

This is a YA modern love story and it is so cute. It primarily covers one day, has super short chapters, and is a very easy read. Primarily we switch back and forth between Natasha and Daniel’s perspectives but we also jump around briefly into other peoples’ perspectives which I really appreciated (kind of like 2am at the Cat’s Pajamas) in that we come to some understanding as to why the other characters act the way they do. The receptionist and that random driver are no longer just ambiguous people and we see a little into their lives which really ties into the whole idea of this book that in order to understand a little thing ¬†you have to understand the whole universe. Continue reading “(16) The Sun is Also a Star // Bookish Blurb”

Borders Day trip – pt 1 // Scotland

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Edinburgh castle as seen at dusk.

The program I went abroad with facilitated a few trips for us to take. In order to go on this day trip I ended up staying overnight at a friend of my parent’s house in Edinburgh since that’s where I needed to be in the morning. She took me on a mini tour of Edinburgh at dusk and I was able to take a few pictures of Edinburgh as the sky was getting darker and I had a lot of fun editing them so here they are… Continue reading “Borders Day trip – pt 1 // Scotland”

(15) Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hr Bookstore // Bookish Blurb

811wt2-ud8lMr. Penumbra’s 24-hr Bookstore by Robin Sloan

This book is about Clay Jannon who loses his job and ends up working at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hr Bookstore. He soon realizes that this is not a regular bookstore and that there are mysteries to unravel.

I really appreciate the nerdiness of this book. All the characters are super smart in some way or another. Also I appreciated the overall quirkiness of the characters which make them almost unbelievable but also just so lovable at the same time. The author obviously did a lot of research and put a lot of effort into this book, even creating books that are in this book. Continue reading “(15) Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hr Bookstore // Bookish Blurb”