Skip to main content

New Books, Lots of Tea, and New Adventures

My brother and sister-in-law totally get my love for books and they definitely enable me. For my birthday from them I got an Alice in Wonderland Cheshire cat mug and an Amazon gift card. These were my purchases from this gift card!



Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was first written by Lewis Carroll and published in 1865. The story has always been a favorite of mine (and is tied for first as a favorite non-princess Disney movie). This copy was published by Puffin as part of their Puffin in Bloom collection and is fully illustrated by Anna Bond. Puffin has published a lot of the Classics like this and I fully intend on owning all of my favorites one day.

Beloved is a novel by Toni Morrison that I have been informed by many people and articles is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life. I've always gone back and forth between buying it, but decided that it is time that I finally read it.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe was written by Benjamin Alire Saenz in 2012 and I have been told is a modern coming-of-age story. The cover is what drew me in, and there is supposed to be a sequel expected  in 2017/2018.

Breakfast at Tiffany's also includes 3 other stories by Truman Capote: "House of Flowers," "A Diamond Guitar," and "A Christmas Memory." I haven't read any of them before, however "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is one of my favorite Audrey Hepburn movies. It's been said that Capote wrote it about Marilyn Monroe.

The Shining is a well know Stephen King novel that has been adapted into a movie starring Jack Nicholson. I've seen the movie once, and although it didn't scare me, it did creep me out. I've decided it's time to see if the book has the same effect.

Pre-Tea

Post-Tea


I am so excited to start into these new books and drink my tea from my awesome new mug. I can see lots of adventures in the near future.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Make Me Read It Read-a-Thon!

So on Goodreads, I have seen all of these people asking what they should read for "Make Me Read It." Naturally, I was intrigued, but wasn't finding any info on it on Goodreads. Thank god for Google! It led me to The Innocent Smiley, a blog run by Val, who partners with Ely (Tea & Titles) who started the read-a-thon last year and decided to do it again this year.



How It Works
Look at the books you own, either physical, e-book, or ones you've borrowed from the library and pick out a few you really want to read, or feel like you should read. It's up to you how many you pick.
Make a list of these books and then have friends, family, and other bibliophiles pick which ones you HAVE to read. Use the tag #MakeMeRead on social media!
The books with the most votes is read first, the book with the second most votes is read next, etc. If there is a tie between books, it's your personal preference of which you read first.

When Does it Take Place?
The Read-a-Thon takes p…

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

Modern Lovers was the first book I received from my Book of the Month Club. I was so excited when I saw that it was one of the books for this month, because I had hoped it would have been selected for another book club I am a part of, but it wasn't. The cover intrigued me, the way Morgan Jerkins described it sold me, I knew I needed to read this book. However, upon finishing the book, I feel like I have been let down. I feel like there was so many places this book could have gone, and yet, I felt like I was reading a story about what could have been anybodies life.


Five Sentence Summary
In college, Elizabeth, Andrew and Zoe were in band, Kitty's Mustache, along with another girl, Lydia, who left the band and made a name for herself, before dying at an early age. Now, Elizabeth and Andrew are married and have a son Harry, and Zoe has married Jane, and they have a daughter named Ruby, and a producer is asking them to sign over their life rights so they can make a movie about Lydi…

The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace

Oh my goodness! I am not one who reads a lot of poetry; yes, I have a few favorite poems, but it's not what I usually spend my time reading. I don't remember where I heard about this book. It might have been an article or a friend read it, but it somehow made it's way onto my To Be Read list, and when I was looking through it the other day, I saw it and decided I would buy it, but didn't have any intention to read it right away because right now, my currently reading stack is getting a bit ridiculous. But last night, I didn't feel like reading any of my current books, so I picked it up and I was in love.


Why This Book is Amazing

Because this book is poetry, I can't use my usual format with other reviews. But with this book, I'm okay with that because it fits the theme of the book.
The Princess Saves Herself in This One is told in 4 parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. Each part represents a piece of Amanda Lovelace's life and the things th…