BLUE BOOK HAUL & HABITUAL BOOK BABBLES.

ARE BOOKS TRYING TO GIVE ME A HEART ATTACK WITH THEIR GORGEOUSNESS?
YES.
While returning from WALES we went to this really nice town called ‘Hay-on-Wye’ which is also called the ‘city of books’. THERE WERE 30 BOOK SHOPS, which were either secondhand, new, or both. THIRTY BOOK SHOPS

WHY CAN’T I LIVE THERE. OR JUST. . . IN THE BOOKSHOP.

IT WAS HEAVEN. I know, how am I in heaven if I’m immortal??? Yeah, I don’t know either. It’s a mystery I know.

I MEAN WHOA I CAN’T GET OVER THAT TOWN.

SOOOO MANY BOOK STORES. I WANT THEM ALL (#Realistic. #Goal.)

Now my town just looks BARE with 1 hardly stocked book shop (it was already seeming more deserted than a desert).

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ALSO: SUPER AWKWARD moment when another customer mistakes you for a staff member because you’re walking around the shop with 3 new children books in your arms. They said that I looked “important” while walking around??? NO THAT’S JUST ME ON THE HUNT FOR MORE BOOKS, SORRY SIR! CHEERIO!! Bless those humans.

I just seem too comfortable gliding around a book store possessively. THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS BEING “TOO COMFORTABLE” WHEN IT COMES TO BOOKS WHAT AM I SAYING.
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OKAYYYY SO. In quite a few of the shops there were only really informations and classics, which I wasn’t too keen on buying that day, so after a few shops, we came across this bookshop called ‘Richard Booth’s Bookshop, Cafe and Cinema’ yes, I know a bit of a mouthful which was filled with SO MANY HISTORY BOOKS and it looked like one of those traditional libraries and whoaaw was just so dark and mysterious you could literally smell the pages by just walking around. #MyVersionOfDrugs.

ANYWAY. IN A LITTLE NOOK I FOUND THE YA SECTION.

“YASSSSSS” I hear you all scream. I know, my hearing is superbbbbb. 

IT WAS SMALL = WORLD STARTS TO WEEP CRY GO INTO MELT DOWN DIE.

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So here is what I found:

I KNOW. FINALLY. Lord of Shadows and Strange the Dreamer!!

AND STRANGE THE DREAMER IS THE HARDBACK #HAPPYCAKEQUEEN. 

I’ve been wanting to read these books since. . . well. . . SINCE I KNEW ABOUT THEM  SINCE I WAS BORN. Okay— I was doing work experience in my local library when they received a copy of ‘Strange the Dreamer’ and you do not know how tough it was not to grab it and run away and live happily ever after until I needed another book. 

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So then I meandered around the town like a lost lamb some more and then went to a MAHOUSSIVE book store that had 200,000 BOOKS!!! 

Down side. . . there was no ya section. #FAIL.

BUT A GIRL AND I STARTED DISCUSSING THE LACK OF YA SECTIONS how dare that shop not have YA! IT SHOULD BE ASHAMED. AND SHE WAS FROM AUSTRALIA AND WE HAD A GREAT TALK ABOUT BOOKS. It was wonderful. (secretly wished that she was a book blogger (especially one that I know) the entire time)

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BUTTTTT I actually found Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard real chap and decided to finally carry on with the series. OMG. I JUST REALISED. ITS BEEN A WHOLE YEAR+ SINCE I READ RED QUEEN. why are you following me I am an awful bookworm. I don’t deserve your love. joking, I’m empress of the galaxies and cake queen.  *eats cake for comfort bc,,,,, how dare I* *sobs and eats* okay I’m going to give this book a chance. #I #Will #Most #Likely #Regret #This.

SO SHORTLY AFTER THAT—shortly realises was in caps???—I stole all the books and ran away resumed my awfully long and boring journey back.

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OH NO THE FUN DOESN’T STOP THERE.

SURPRISE!!!! MORE BOOKS. What. a. SHOCKER!!!!!!! 

Someone did an online order before they went away to wales. Someone was bursting with excitement to read them. Someone definitely doesn’t want to just read them all now. Someone IS GOING UTTERLY MADDDDDDDDD. WHOOP WHOOP. 

OHH and yes, that “someone” is me!! Well guessed everyone!! >Golly, this post is just FULL of surprises. It’s more dramatic than a soap opera. why am I being more loony than usual. Har har I’m hilarious.

ANYWAY. THE BOOKS I BOUGHT: 

Gemina and . . . surprise, surprise, Our Dark Duet . . . I mean. . . after my ‘this savage song’ review IS ANYONE SHOCKED BY THIS? “noooooo,” the entire world galaxy replies.

Oh what?????????! You haven’t read my review for ‘this savage song”? (not surprised) well you can check it out here

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Let us gaze upon these wondrous books:

Aren’t your eyes just so #blessed now that you’ve seen these?

ALSO HAVE YOU NOTICED THE COINCIDENCE BEING THAT ALL THE BOOKS ARE BLUE?? Clearly this was meant to be. . . I MEAN,,, WUT IS THIS. Why are all the books so beautiful and blue?

the world is so creepy like this sometimes.

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Clearly every inch of my being is SCREAMING at me to just read all of these in one night but #RestraintMustBeUpheld then I would have no more books.

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me in a few moment’s time

But aren’t they lovely?? Let us look at them again in all their gloriousness. . .

GAH why do I love books so much* OH YES BECAUSE THEY ARE GORGEOUS AND HAVE AMAZING CHARACTERS THAT GIVE ME TOO-HIGH EXPECTATIONS OF HUMANS.
*Dies because my eyes are not worthy* **

*I ask myself this all the time as though the answer will change. **JUST KIDDING. I’m EMPRESS OF THE GALAXY.

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What are some of the books you’ve bought recently? Have you read any of these? What did you think? Let me know!

LUUUUUU

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35 thoughts on “BLUE BOOK HAUL & HABITUAL BOOK BABBLES.”

  1. Thir….th….thirty…THIRTY BOOKSHOPS? 😱 How come my town doesn’t even have ONE decent one and that one had THIRTY?!! Okayy, I am seriously considering packing everything up and getting the hell out of here. 😂 But hey it must have been a sort of a frustration too! I mean, you had just visited the DREAM of your life but you couldn’t stay there forever. 😞 I know how it must’ve felt like.. Still, I can’t get over the fact….T-H-I-R-T-Y? Now I know where I am going to travel the moment I graduate, which is very very soon. *evil laughter*

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    1. YOU MUST GO THERE. Many of them had second hand books, A LOT OF CLASSICS, and some had a few, not many, YA books. I DIDNT WANT TO LEAVE, NO!!!!!!!!!!! My village has 1 barely stocked book shop and,,,, THIRTY??? I still cannot believe it!!

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  2. 30 BOOK SHOPS THOUGH.😍😍I can imagine just needing to, you know, like live there forever. #Goals. Also OMG I LOVE THOSE BOOK SO SO MCUH. Lord of Shadows and Our Dark Duet and Strange the Dreamer are all 5stars for me and on the top of my best-reads-of-the-year lists.😍 So I hope you adore them! (And also I’ve been mistaken for a library worker one day when I was perusing. 😂 Apparently I know the library too well hehe.)

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    1. Ahhh I knowwww 😍😍😍 how heavenly! I think I’m just going to have to run away back to there so I can just have all the books.

      Aww thank youuuu I’ve been wanting to read these books foreverrrr! (When I work red at my library for a work experience I already knew my way around on the first day and everyone was asking how many years is worked there 😂😂)

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  3. OMGOMGOMG PLEASE READ LORD OF SHADOWS LIKE NOW. LIKE LITERALLY NOW. LIKE DROP EVERYTHING YOUR DOING AND READ IT NOW. AND ALSO READ GLASS SWORD NOW BUT LoS FIRST. AND THEN READ STRANGE THE DREAMER AND TELL ME HOW IT IS BECAUSE IM GETTING MIXED REVIEWS ON IT AND I DONT KNOW IF I SHOULD READ IT NOW BUT YOU HAVE THE SAME BOOK TASTE AS ME SO IM GONNA GO WITH YOUR OPINION. AHHHH GORGEOUS COVERS!!!!

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    1. OMG I CAN JUST FEEL TEH EXCITE THROUGH THE COMPUTER. OKAY, ONCE I FINISH THE BOOKS I’M READING ILL START LoS! BUT AFHA HA SCHOOL, TIME, GBREF GAH IT WILL TAKE ME A WHILE TO READ.
      OMG YAS STRANGE THE DREAMER SO EXCITED AND NERVOUS. LIKE,, WUT HOW. IDK

      THEYRE ALL SO BEAUTIFUL *FAINTS*

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  4. My god, such amaxzing, beautiful books. I love love love the UK cover of Strange the Dreamer. And the story is just as beautiful, I think! Lord of Shadows is YA perfection and Gemina is a fantastic sequel to Illuminae, I think. I really hope you like it.

    I’m not a fan of Glass Sword (started in Novemeber, but still haven’t finished it…) so I really hope you enjoy it much more than I do/did.

    Nice book haul, Lu! 😀

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    1. Aww thank you so much, I hope I do too. YAS ISNT IT BEAUTIFULLLLL??? *faints at the beauty* Ahhh tbh I HAVE NO IDEA WHY I bought it, it was very much an impulse buy!! But thank you ❤

      aw cheers 😀

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  5. Hehehe I absolutely love reading your posts Lu! Puts a smile on my face every time😊
    Also loving the accidental blue theme of books you had going on there, perhaps it’s a deep and powerful sign from upper forces trying to tell you something that’ll be the one clue to save the world from mass destruction….🤔🤔 But probably a coincidence but that’s much less entertaining and awesome😭
    ( I’m in such a creative mood😂 )
    I do hope you met a blogger!!
    Haha I read Red Queen a year ago as well! I read Glass Sword after and liked it butttt I stopped there for literally no reason😂
    Awesome post❤😄

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    1. Aww thank you so much Jasmine, you’re so sweet 😀 ❤
      Yeah. . . I really think that it’s a sign, you know?? Imagine if she was a blogger tho!! I nearly mentioned my blog just to see, but decided not to (I’m silly!!)
      I’m probably going to stop at Glass Sword too if I’m not completely blown away! TBH I don’t know why I even bought it?????
      Aw thanks!

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  6. I have that small town of Haye-on-Wye on my bucket list, just because of the libraries – obviously, ahah. I’m so glad you had such a lovely time there!
    I haven’t read Strange The Dreamer but everyone loved it so, so much, I can’t wait to read it. I hope you’ll enjoy it! Gemina just…. well, this book was so intense, it broke me ahah, so…BE READY for all of the feels there ahah 🙂
    Happy reading, Lu! xx

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    1. Omg wow! What a coincidence! Aww thank you 😊. Yes everyone loves it and I’m so hyped for it! Naw thanks!!
      Everyone’s been telling me how intense it is, 🙈 kinda scared of all the feels…

      Thank you xxx

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  7. Dude what the actual fricking heck HOW ARE THEY ALL BLUE??? You are magic. Also I hate that bookstores don’t have YA sections!! Tho I just recently found the YA section at my bookstore despite being into the YA genre for some time. I AM STUPID. But I also NEVER go to the bookstore because I am broke SO.

    Gemina and ODD will destroy you. Strange the Dreamer was amazing but I had some problems with the writing style (tho it is beautiful!!) and the insta-love. And FRICKING GLASS SWORD IS THE WORST I HATE IT HAVE FUN.

    What the HEEEECK 30 book shops and one of them has 200,000 books?? I’m crying.

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    1. *glitter everywhere* I’m just so magical that way!! OH MY OKAY, YOU THINK THAT’S DUMB, one time I was walking back and forth in front of the YA section, trying to find it and complaining to myself that it was too hard to find. TO BE FAIR. It was mostly behind a corner. #MOREBOOKSONLINEAWANYWAY.

      Oh I welcome the destruction, heartache and sobbing. (after I finish them I will be dead hahah I’m stupid. I should just,, not have emotions.) YEP IM PRETTY SURE IT’S GONNA BE BAD WHOOP WHY HAVE I DONE THIS. I’m trying to “give it a chance” HA.

      I know I stared in disbelief at the map! *cries bc now I’m so far away*

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  8. AHHHH books are so beautiful (and I’m loving the blue theme!!). It sounds like you had such an amazing time!! And it’s hilarious that you were mistaken for a staff member!

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    1. The blue theme was so unintentional ahaha!! Isn’t that crazy???
      Ahhh yes I did it was so amazing to see all the books.
      OMG YAS that was the funniest thing. I’m only 15, (about to be 16,) and I have one of those faces that looks quite a bit older than how old I am??? (one time I got mistaken for a uni student??)

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