August Book Haul

Sooo August was a HUGE book haul. Mainly because it’s my birthday month so I got a couple books as gifts and also a couple gift cards to use at Barnes and Noble.

Without further ado, let’s take a peek at all the books that I got this month!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Characters/Books That Will Make You Actually Want To Study!

It’s a lot easier said and done to simply study and do the work. We all have our procrastination moments.

But sometimes instead of just hitting the books and forcing yourself to JUST DO ITTTT (thank you for those wise words, Shia), it helps to have a role model to look up to. Personally, I find those role models in my favorite books. So today, I’m recommending characters/books that encourage us to study!

Let’s get to it!

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Top Ten Classics Books On My TBR

I really ought to read more classics. They’re supposed to “feed your soul” and all that jazz…

Here are some that have peaked my interest or just sound too important not to read.

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Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

A coworker of mine recommended that I read Paulo Coelho’s works. Later that day I went to Half Price Books and found this as 20% off and knew it was fate.

Northanger Abbey is often referred to as Jane Austen’s Gothic parody. Decrepit castles, locked rooms, mysterious chests, cryptic notes, and tyrannical fathers give the story an uncanny air, but one with a decidedly satirical twist.

The story’s heroine is Catherine Morland, an innocent seventeen-year-old woman from a country parsonage. While spending a few weeks in Bath with a family friend, Catherine meets and falls in love with Henry Tilney, who invites her to visit his family estate, Northanger Abbey. Once there, Catherine, a great reader of Gothic thrillers, lets the shadowy atmosphere of the old mansion fill her mind with terrible suspicions. What is the mystery surrounding the death of Henry’s mother? Is the family concealing a terrible secret within the elegant rooms of the Abbey? Can she trust Henry, or is he part of an evil conspiracy? Catherine finds dreadful portents in the most prosaic events, until Henry persuades her to see the peril in confusing life with art.

I’ve seen the TV mini-series of this and it was a lot of fun.

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The Greek Gods Book Tag

Steph @ Lost: Purple Quill tagged me in Zuky’s original Greek Gods Book Tag. Being a fan of Greek mythology myself, I was very keen to do this one!

Rules:

  • Pingback to me (Zuky) here so I can read all your posts!!
  • You can use my graphics if ya like, but you don’t have to if you don’t want to
  • Tag as many people as you want, but please, share the love

OK, let’s do this! *cracks knuckles* *does one of those badass head twists that is supposed to pop the neck or something*

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It’s My 25th Birthday! Things I Love About Life!

As you can see from the title, today is my 25th birthday. (Woohoo! God, I am so old. Am I officially too old to have a blog? I hope not.)

I’ve been going to a lot of different seminars lately, paid for by my company – bless them, that is all about positive thinking. I’ve built some really crappy habits over the years that keep me in a rut of repeating these negative beliefs about myself. However, today I’d just like to turn that around and focus on all the things that are great in my life and just be grateful to be around.

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Books I Own That Still Have Not Been Read

I may or may not have become increasingly ashamed with myself by writing this post.

I have been in denial for FAR TOO LONG about just how many books I have bought (impulse buy, cover desires, etc.) but still have not been bothered to read yet, BUT NO MORE.

Here are some of the books that I own, but still haven’t read…

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