I know I do a book haul every other week and I need to control my spending habits but I just can’t stop buying books. I still have 800 on my shelves that need to be read but…is there anything more satisfying than buying new books? No. No there isn’t.
Here’s another book haul.
wonder – r.j. palacio
I feel like I’ve seen the cover of this book more times than I’ve seen my own face and so I thought it was about time I bought it. I’ve looked into buying it before but the story never seemed to appeal to me so I always skipped it, but after seeing the cover again for the millionth time I was like…let’s just find out what it is. I have actually already started reading this one and I’m really liking it so far. It’s nice as well to read about different types of people rather than just my usual YA / fantasy romances. A thumbs up from me.
eleanor & park – rainbow rowell
So, I actually don’t have a lot of interest in reading this book however, I will explain. I feel like there’s a lot of YA books that I should have read when they originally came out when I was 16/17 and I never did but I feel like I should have, and now I feel like I need to get them all out of my system just to say I have read them so, that’s what happening here. I’m slowly making my way through the long list of YA books I should have read at the time and Eleanor and Park is one of them.
the little prince – antoine de saint-exupery
Long story short because I have a review of this coming but, this was one of Jjong’s favourite books and I wanted to read it to feel closer to him and have another piece of him.
dark places – gillian flynn
If you’ve been around for a while you may remember this post where I reviewed Gone Girl after I’d read it while I was on holiday (a light, summery read, I know) and I absolutely loved it. I was a bit sceptical at first because I generally don’t like reading books that are over hyped or have been turned into movies so I was like eh…I’ll give it a go, but I was so pleasantly surprised because the whole thing was just brilliant. It was the first book I’d read of that genre as it’s not something I usually go for but after finishing it I told myself I’d buy all of Flynn’s other books and read those too because her writing and storytelling is just so good, I’m really looking forward to reading this one.
clockwork angel – cassandra clare
Kind of like with the Eleanor and Park idea, I have a long list of fantasy series I want to get through at some point and this is one of them, it was super cheap so when I saw it I thought I may as well get it as it ticks another book off my TBR. Can’t say I’m too excited to read it because quite frankly I feel like I’m over cliché YA fantasies for the time being but…you gotta do what you gotta do.
grease: the director’s notebook – randal kleiser
And last but certainly not least, my favourite book of them all, Grease. I don’t know if I’ve ever really mentioned this before but Grease is my favourite movie of all time, and not just like “Oh yeah Grease, I love that movie!” no. It’s my favourite of all time. I am obsessed. This is an even bigger deal because (I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before either) I actually…don’t really like movies. Or watch them. Ever. I’ve seen like 5 in my lifetime because movies don’t really interest me that much, which I know is crazy. Once I’m actually into a movie and I’m sat down watching the storyline unfold etc. it’s fine and I’m into it, but the actual thought of sitting down to watch a movie is so unappealing to me hence, I never do it. So there’s that. But anyway – Grease – it’s not just my favourite movie but one of my favourite things in life in general. I must have seen it 83493284 times and I could quote the entire thing backwards. People get annoyed when they’re sitting down watching it with me because I just recite the whole thing and they’re like Chloe…shut up. I can’t hear the movie. If I ever do sit down to watch a movie…it’s Grease. Grease and only Grease. I watched it on Sky movies HD once and it was the clearest picture of it I’d ever seen and…best moment of my life. I watched it 3 times in a row just to make the most of it then. NO ONE UNDERSTANDS HOW MUCH I LOVE GREASE.
Another thing which, probably sounds ridiculous and deep but I really do love this movie with my whole entire heart, is that whenever I think about ending my life or dying in general, my first thought is always…when I’m dead I won’t be able to watch Grease. Ever again. The actual thought of knowing that when I’m dead I’ll never be able to watch Grease again in my life ever actually terrifies me because I love it that much and think it’s just the best thing to ever be created.
So yes, my love for Grease is…a lot. It’s not just my favourite movie but one of my favourite things in life in general and it means so much to me.
Which is why when the director of Grease recently brought out a book going through everything to do with the movie…I was there. And now it’s one of my favourite things ever and I’m so !! thankful !! it !! exists !! This is like a dream for me. So yes, fat rant over and now you all probably think I’m crazy but, you probably thought that anyway so it’s cool.
All my love,
Goodreads – ChloLuna