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Day 16: Sequel Please
It wasn't until I was into BookTube that I learned that Stephenie Meyer originally intended The Host to be book 1 of a trilogy, but then the Midnight Sun debacle happened. In case you're unaware, someone close to Mrs. Meyer released Midnight Sun--a version of Twilight from Edward's perspective--online without her permission.
When that happened she did what I probably would: she stopped releasing anything. Seriously, she hasn't done a thing for years and years. And she may never release anything ever again. Her writing is now 100% private, and the trilogy is basically canceled. But I'd still love a sequel, and am pretty pissed that a "friend" released her stuff for a price. Way to ruin it for all of us, loser.
Pictured: The Host by Stephenie Meyer
I've been collecting Shonen Jump magazine, the american version of Jump magazine from Japan, since 2004. I have 84 of these guys, and haven't read all of them, but I wouldn't be a manga fan, or a true anime fan, if I hadn't found these during the last big move of my life.
Please excuse the blurry first photo, I was too excited and didn't take enough photos to wait for a good one.
Pictured: Shonen Jump volumes 2004 #6 - 2011 #2 with 2011 #8 and 2012 #1 by VIZ
Day 18: Makes Me Smile
I still can't get over my mom buying the limited edition of Harry Potter for me, and that alone makes me smile. Also I finally have all of HP in hardback original cover, although they're in terrible quality and many of them should be replaced (especially 1 and 2, 1 has a coffee stain and smells like cigarettes and 2 has no dust jacket).
But honestly having these two makes me smile.
Pictured: Harry Potter by JK Rowling
Day 19: Author
I've met several authors, have pictures of 2. On top is the amazing Marissa Meyer, author of the awesome Lunar Chronicles. She's so sweet and patient and awesome.
The bottom is, of course, LA Knight, my bestie Ray. She's amazing and awesome and I honestly don't know why such a great writer and person is my friend.
Day 20: Book Cover
Why I wanted this set: THE COVERS ARE AMAZING!!!! Seriously! They're so pretty! I couldn't show it, but the backs are phenomenal too!
Day 21: Avoiding
While I enjoyed book 1, and love the movies, while I love both versions of Bourne, The Bourne Identity was a beast, and this is a beast. All the books are beasts. They're huge and long and take forever to read. I'm currently in the middle of several beasts already, so I've been avoiding book 2.
Pictured: The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum
Day 22: Pet Peeve
How I have 200 different book sizes. I hate it. They should all be the same stinking size, but no. Because books aren't all the same price they aren't all the same size. But my OCD hate it, and I hate it because if they're all the same size it's easy to fit them all in smaller space.
Day 23: New and Old
In case ya'll don't know, I'm a maniac and decided to buy a bunch of copies of The Lord of the Rings. Here all my different copies of Return of the King. Fun fact: the older copies are newer to me. Nice play on the idea of this theme.
Pictured: The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien
Day 24: Up Next
I finally got through Jedi Apprentice 6: The Uncertain Path. While I ended up moving onto Fairest and a bunch of comics and manga, I did pick this up and finished rereading it. It was definitely on my list of to read very soon.
Pictured: Jedi Apprentice The Captive Temple by Jude Watson
Day 25: Swoon
These are my collective editions of classics that I own. First is the Barnes and Nobel edition of Little Princess I found for half price at Bookmans, and then the Hallmark Gift Books. There's only 3 more of those editions that I want to buy (and like 80 of the B&N editions). My mother gifted The Secret Garden to me while I found Alice in Wonderland at the same time and place as LP.
Pictured: A Little Princess and The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Day 26: Book and Candle
When I smell/see my Oceanside candle I think of Yoko waking up in a new world with an ocean unlike the one back home. When I think of spices like Nutmeg I think of royalty, such as Trickster's Queen. When I think of sundress and spring I think of fashion and fashionistas, like Cornelia. When I think of pumpkin I think of pumpkin patches, like Hagrid's.
Pictured: Bath and Bodyworks mini candles with Sea of Shadow by Fuyumi Ono, Trickster's Queen by Tamora Pierce, World's Apart by Elizabetta Gnone and Elizabeth Lenhard, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
Day 27: Book Stack
These are all of the books stacked up so my stuff can fit on my shelves (for the record I have another one in my closet that keeps growing). As you can see, there are a lot. Cuz I'm out of room. yaayy...
Pictured: a lot of books. If you want to know about a single books let me know!
Day 28: Blog/Site
On Tumblr I showed this blog, but this is my Tumblr blog (made really small so ya'll can really see it cuz my monitor is the size of a postage stamp). It's pretty and purple and all about books and kitties! With a little bit of random other things like politics and Legend of Zelda.
Day 29: Outside
This a place I rarely go cuz ugh, sun, and BUGS! Also allergens and blegh. BUT! I went outside into my mom's lovely garden that the world's too hot for us to appreciate more of, and snapped this photo. For the record those roses are hella red, even if the camera didn't pick the color up well.
Pictured: Outlander (Collector's Edition) by Diana Gabaldon
Day 30: Freebie
This is the stack of books in my closet (although it's only grown since then). Because this exists is one of the several reasons I put myself on a book buying ban, the main reason being because I need to save my mulla. But I'm totally out of room. I have books on top of my shelves, and books sitting on their spins on top of other books and other things like that. I'm so out of room it's beyond frustrating. I need to move out and get my own shelves...but that requires a job, which I'll be attempting to get this week.
Day 31: Read This Month
This is smaller than I wanted it to be, as it's most filled with manga and graphic novels, as usual. I'm attempting to change that this month, by picking up more books and less comics/comics/graphic novels.
Pictured: Pokemon Vol 5 by Hidenori Kusaka and Mato, The Uncertain Path by Jude Watson, A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, Jedi Academy by Jeffry Brown, The Power of Five by Elizabetta Gnone, Saints by Gene Luen Yang, Fairest by Marissa Meyer, The Rift Part 1 by Gene Luen Yang, Batman: Arkahm Asylum by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean, Batman: Arkahm City by Paul Dini and Carlos D'Anda, ElfQuest: The Searcher and the Sword by Wendy and Richard Pini
Not Pictured: The Edge and the Light by Queenie-Chan, Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky by Marissa Meyer, From Far Away Vols 5-8 by Kyoko Hikawa, ElfQuest: Dreamtime and A Gift of Her Own both by Wendy and Richard Pini
So that's it! I'll hopefully be posting later this week my April Part 1, so look forward to that! I also have acquired quite a few pictures for this month so far, so a new My Weeks in Pics will be coming soon too! But I have a lot on my plate this week so try to be patient with me.