The title...right. Well, I was basically outside for 30 minutes at night and even though I was wearing leggings and bug spray, I somehow managed to get 49 mosquito bites (and no, I'm not overexaggerating, I really counted all of them). I'm allergic to mosquitoes but THANK THE HEAVENS ABOVE because I didn't go into anaphylactic shock. My legs do feel weirdly numb, itchy and pained in different sections. So, be warned, I may sound really irritated in this bookhaul.
- Sarah's Key: Yes, I did already buy this book in my last bookhaul, but that one doesn't look as nice as the copy I have now. Now I have 2 copies of this beautiful book, and who knows? Maybe I'll do a giveaway when I post my review? If you want to know what Sarah's Key is about, see my other bookhaul here: http://onceuponsomefangirls.weebly.com/caramel/caramels-first-bookhaul
- The School for Good and Evil: I actually bought this from Costco, because Costco is great that way! The School for Good and Evil was recommended to me by Gazelle and I know that the 3rd book just came out, so I decided to pick up the first book. It's about a school. For good people. And evil people. *tries to maintain a straight face but totally fails and starts hysterically laughing* Basically every year, two people from this village are kidnapped when they turn 12, but a few years later, they appear in storybooks, with one as the hero and one as the villain. It follows Sophie (bright, pretty and blonde) and Agatha (wears dark clothing, mysterious and antisocial) as their roles seem to be reversed with Sophie in the school for evil and Agatha in the school for good.
- The Illustrated Edition of Jane Eyre: I happened upon this book in a secondhand bookstore. It's never been opened and the illustrations are beautiful. I haven't read Jane Eyre yet, so I'm hoping that having this copy will maybe incline me to do so. It follows a young girl by the name of Jane Eyre who struggles with hardship in her life.
- Witchlanders: In this book, we follow a land where there are red witches who pray to the Goddess, and claim to know the future. The main character, Ryder, believes it is all a hoax, especially since they have defeated their rivaled kingdom, but he may just happen to play a role in the future the witches know of. I picked this up on a whim but it seems interesting and the cover is beautiful. At first, I just thought it was a forest with snow and ice, but then I realized there's a girl also on the cover.
- Eat, Pray, Love: This book is a memoir about Elizabeth Gilbert, who seemed to have it all, but after a divorce and severe depression, she decides to travel the world to focus on three things: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India and something special in Indonesia. I've heard mixed reviews on the book but I picked it up to see if I would like it.
- The Undomestic Goddess: Workaholic Samantha has just messed up any chance of furthering her job as an attorney. In a state of panic, she hops aboard a train and finds herself being mistook as an interviewee for a housekeeping job. As she struggles to learn how to cook and clean, she also finds love while fearing that her past will catch up with her. I've heard great things about Sophie Kinsella, and I decided to pick up a couple of her books.
- Can You Keep a Secret?: Emma has a big heart, but has secrets from everyone: her boyfriend, her mom and even just society in general. One day, she spills all of them to a stranger on a plane, until she realizes that he's the CEO of the company she works for, and he knows every single one of her secrets. This seems like a fun, light read and I want to have this handy for any more mourning periods.
- Thirteen Reasons Why: Clay Jensen comes home one day to find a box with 13 cassette tapes in it from his crush Hannah, who had committed suicide 2 weeks earlier. On each tape was a reason why Hannah decided to commit suicide. A lot of people have read this book and I've heard some really good things about it, so I decided to give it a go. I'll definitely be picking it up soon.
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: This book is about 15 year old Christopher who, although he is a genius, basically has no social skills whatsoever. When his neighbors dog is murdered, he decides to investigate it Sherlock Holmes style but he soon discovers that not everything in life should be taken literally. Butter really liked this book and the pretense sounds really cool too. I hope to get to this soon because the blurb really has me intrigued.
- Boy Meets Boy: This is about a sophomore named Paul whose high school is very new-age: cheerleaders ride Harleys and the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (who now goes by Infinite Darlene and is the star quarterback). When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he's found his soul mate until he blows it. Even though the odds of them getting together aren't likely and the rest of Paul's life is spinning out of control he knows he's going to do whatever it takes to get Noah back. I was really excited to find this at the book sale since Butter recommended it to me, and I hope I can read it soon.
That was my bookhaul and I'm working on getting my Percy Jackson reviews up since I took somewhat cohesive notes on the books. I'm also hoping to start the writing of my book really soon, because I've been itching (pun not intended) to get it all down.
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