Random Happiness

Random Happiness: Literary Delivery!

So I like books…a lot. Recently, I’ve bought a lot of books. Not that I’ve had time to read them, since my job thinks all I do is work and sleep.

Seriously, these hours are KILLING me. Didn’t get out of bed til after 4:15 today. WHAT IS THIS????

Leaves no room for chores, socialization, writing, which leaves my website and the other website I help run without me, and this one soley runs by ME, so it is left empty. No time for reading, which leaves all my new books to sit and collect dust.

Altogether, recently I’ve bought…15 new books. I’ve started reading…two. I’ve been busy and haven’t had a lot of time on my hands for much else than shower, food, work, sleep.

It’s going to be like this for a while, I apologize now.

On to cool things. My books!

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The two on top are from the “Books of Eva,” by Heather Terrell. It’s still a pretty new series, 2014. So I’m waiting for the sequel. I haven’t done that since “Harry Potter“…I’m old.

Anyway, next is a book I got for Christmas, “Learning to Live Out Loud,” by actress Piper Laurie.

After that is “The Reluctant God,” written by Pamela F. Service. I have been looking for this book for YEARS. I loved it in high school, and let me tell you, trying to remember the title and author wasn’t easy. I looked, and looked and looked on several separate occasions, and the I was talking to my friend Jenny, and FINALLY figured it out after about an hour and a half or so of searching.

All I had was it was about an archaeologist’s daughter trying to find the urns of a young mummy in New York.

As you can see, I love the “Chronicles of Narnia,”  by C.S. Lewis. I’d have loved to have all the books separately, but NOOO. People want my head for just one copy of “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.” Seriously, come on. So I bought just one giant book.

I can’t wait to re-live my childhood. I remember my science teacher reading this to us in class after we were finished with the lesson. I would draw illustrations because I didn’t know if the book had pictures or not.

Ah, memories.

Anyway, back down the line, is “Despereaux,” by Kate DiCamillo. I read this back in high school as well. Way before the movie, and I loved it.

Yes, I bought “If I Stay,” by Gayle Forman. I haven’t finished it yet, and refuse to watch the movie until I do, and I’d really like to read the sequel. Well, if I finish the book and find out if the sequel is worth reading, anyway.

The next book I bought out of curiosity and hope there ARE sequels to, “The Winter People,” by Rebekah L. Purdy. I bought this while I was book shopping with my friend for…

Paper Towns” and “Looking For Alaska” by John Green. I have already finished “The Fault In Our Stars.” (I finished it at the Chicago airport on my way to Cali for KCON) Tumblr had ruined the ending for me, so watching the movie before finishing the book didn’t bother me.

But the ending of the movie did hurt me. And I cried for an hour and a half.

Don’t judge me.

Anyway, So I bought these two because they sounded the most interesting out of the rest of his works. I have yet to touch them but when I do I’m sure it will rain on my face.

For my next literary haul:

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This all came this morning, and I just opened it not too long ago.

The one on the bottom, you ask? “My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy,” by Grace Buchele Mineta. She runs the blog, “Texan In Tokyo,” and she’s really nice.

The comic is about her life and misadventures in Tokyo as a wife of a Japanese salaryman, her husband Ryosuke who appears in the comics quite often and wrote the forward to her first book. Oh, and Marvin, her imaginary bunny conscience.

I wish my hallucinations were half as cute.

It was at the top and I started reading it immediately. I’ve also pre-ordered her book, “My Japanese Husband (still) Thinks I’m Crazy.” She’s rekindled my love for Japanese culture, which explains the purchase at the top.

The pink book at the top is “Japanese Hiragana and Katana for Beginners,” by Timothy G. Stout.

See, I bought a Japanese conversational book a while ago, but it didn’t come with explanations of the alphabet. How am I supposed to master Japanese if I can’t really read it?

After buying Grace’s book, this popped up as a suggestion, and viola! I had my Japanese alphabet book! It comes with a CD rom with flashcards to print off, flashcard activities, a self quiz, writing practice pages and a PDF of how to write 600 common names in Japanese.

Now, for in between. That is the “Lunar Chronicles,” by Marissa Meyer, and I HAD to have it. They only came just recently because “Fairest: Levana’s Story” just came out.

I’m so excited to read them, you have no idea!

And that’s it for now. Thanks for reading and stick around, maybe I’ll impulsively buy more books, you never know!

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