What about you?!

Hello lovelies.

I am sitting here thinking about what to write because I didn’t plan it out. I have been super busy this last week and now I’m stuck. I stayed up for the Blood Moon last night and I kind of just want to finish my book and watch TV and do absolutely nothing today but I am here. I know I have readers that check this out every Monday so I am not going to just not show up.

But this week will be about you! Instead of me trying to come up with something in my exhausted state. What books are you looking forward to in 2019? Any new series, series continuations? Anything I need to read right now!? Lol. I have so many unread books on my shelves, but of course, I am always looking for more. What else do you all like to do in your free time?

Any new(or old) TV shows I should be watching? I just binged my first show this year, and my binged I think the longest I watched for was like 4 hours but… whatever. You on Netflix! I really want to get that book now. Its by Caroline Kepnes, if anyone has read it and also watched the show I would love a comparison before I pick it up. I am currently in the middle of a Game of Thrones re-watch before it all ends in April.

Well lets open this up! Comment below or email me lookingglassbookshop@gmail.com and lets chat! I am so up for just talking books/tv/hobbies whatever with all of you!

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Review 2018

Hello my amazing readers!

I hope everyone had a great holiday season. I am sorry I was supposed to be back last week but I had a death in the family, so… Yea. But it happens and we all learn to live.

So today I am not reviewing another book I am going to show you everything I read last year! And list my top 5. I am not going to list everything because… well thats alot! Lol. 76 to be exact. I think thats the most I have read in a year.

  1. Vicious by V E Schwab
  2. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  3. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  5. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
  6. The Storyteller by Traci Chee

Okok. There are six. It was really hard to narrow down. Others that almost made it were A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sara J Maas, Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi. I can’t wait to see what all books I am going to read this year. I already have quite a few pre-ordered!

What are all of you looking forward to ? Any new year’s book resolutions? I am starting a new way I choose my books to read. At the beginning of the month I am choosing my TBR list for that month. I used to …just pick one that looks good, or sometimes I’d number my shelves then roll a die and pick something on that shelf. Lol. So, that’s my new year resolution for my books.

Sorry…

Hello. I want to apologize for just ghosting the last couple of weeks. That was never my intent. But as with some people things come up. I struggle with depression and anxiety and there were days it was just hard getting out of bed. And I wanted to acknowledge that I should have made a post before saying I was going AWOL for a week, or a day or whatever but things happen and its in the past. I am feeling much better and plan to keep rolling out those blogs! I have lots of new books from the holidays I need to share. I was planning on rolling out a  book recommendation blog for the holidays but that didn’t happen. So, starting after Christmas I will continue with my weekly book blogs and Ill get a huge post together, probably around the first week of January on all the books I have picked up/been gifted through the holidays. 🙂 

I hope everyone is having a great December, and if you are struggling with anything just remember you are not alone. You are never alone and there are people who love and care about you. 🙂

Merry Holidays everyone!

Perfect Chemistry

If you are looking for a great realistic romance novel this is a great choice.

Perfect Chemistry is set in a smaller town where if you were born on the wrong side of the tracks you are either poor or a drug dealer. Everyone knows that. When Brittany is paired up with Alex there is going to be trouble. Brittany is a good white girl from the North side and Alex is a mexican with a reputation. From the second they meet in Chemistry class there are sparks.

Obviously since this is a romance you can probably guess how it ends but reliving that high school experience was crazy for me. There are best friends, crazy gangs, backstabbing, and sleepovers. Now I went to a teeny tiny high school (22 kids in my graduating class). So I didn’t have near any of the drama as was in this book so that is probably a good thing. But I love reading about it.

There are 3 books in this series and all 3 focus on different characters. Rules of Attraction focuses on Alex’s middle brother, Carlos in Colorado. And the last book Chain Reaction focuses on Alex’s youngest brother, Luis. So they all intertwine with each other but I don’t think you have to read them in order.

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Favorite Character: Alex Fuentes

Quote: “This is Brittany Ellis … This summer she went to the mall, bought new clothes so she could expand her wardrobe, and spent her daddy’s money on plastic surgery to enhance her, ahem, assets. Her secret desire is to date a Mexicano before she graduates.” -Alex

When Read: Jan 2017

Total pages: 357

YESSSS!

TODAY IS THE DAY! 😀 I could not be more excited! The final installment of the Reader Trilogy (also known as The Sea of Ink and Gold).

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I also grabbed Sadie by Courtney Summers. Sounds super good! Plus they did a short podcast on what it is about. I was super into that so I know I will love the book.

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The Storyteller

The Reader

I picked this book up just because it was called the reader to be 100% honest. I was thinking it was going to be about a girl who loves to read and get lost in all of these stories. I don’t know. I was COMPLETELY wrong! Lol. (picture was found on Google.)

THE LAST BOOK IN THE SERIES COMES OUT TOMORROW! 11/13/18! I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀

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This book takes place in Kelanna (and it has a map! 😀 ) In a world where there are no books, no one knows history except the stories that are passed down by word of mouth. Sefia has been entrusted her entire life, since her parents died, to keep a book safe. She doesn’t know what it is or where it came from; all she knows is that it can never leave her sight and she can never let it be taken from her. Sefia is traveling with Nin, an old lady her parents knew. For 6 years they have been kept out of sight, for 6 years they have been safe.

One reason I love this book is how much there is to it! I thought I had gotten a damaged copy because there were ink marks on pages but when it kept happening I knew that was just part of the book. Plus you have to keep your eye on the page count! I know, that usually is a bad thing but there are words next to some of the numbers! So awesome!

I took this book with me to Arizona for a job interview and it got damaged in my luggage! So sad. Not too badly, but a shampoo bottle exploded and I was lucky I had brought back up clothes. I do want to get a hardback of this because I have hardbacks of the next two (well, this will be up a day before the final book is out).

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Favorite Character: Captain Reed

Favorite Book: The Speaker

Quote: “We’ve been searching for the Book for decades, an you’ve not only brought it here to us, you’ve also brought along a candidate as well.” -Tanin.

Since the last book is coming out tomorrow! I will give you a second quote.

“This place is too pretty to be ruined by the likes of us.” -Captain Reed.

When Read: 10/2017

Total Pages: 437

Bookaholic

So, in Wichita we have a small chain of used book stores. I usually don’t buy from there because their trade in system is just, to be honest, complete junk. But I had a bunch of books that were given to me so I went in a while they were checking out my books I checked out theirs.

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I got these two books for $4! YAY! They are both in very good condition. Which I wouldn’t have bought them if they weren’t. But Cloaked is by Alex Flinn and Sapphique is by Catherine Fisher. Sapphique is number 2 in the series and Cloaked is a fairy tale retelling. Alex Flinn also wrote Beastly a Beauty and the Beast retelling so I knew this one was going to be good.

Cloaked

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