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photo 2015-08-15 17:07
You Really Got Me (A Rock Star Romance) - Erika Kelly
I Want You to Want Me - Erika Kelly
Return to Me - Kelly Moran
The Best Kind of Trouble (Hqn) - Lauren Dane
Fan Art - Sarah Tregay
The Museum of Intangible Things - Wendy Wunder
Seeker - Arwen Elys Dayton
The Mime Order (The Bone Season) - Samantha Shannon
The Queen of the Tearling - Erika Johansen

This book haul made me realize that I bought a lot of books in the last especially weeks. I had some gift cards from my birthday to spend, discovered some books I just wanted to have right away and ordered a few books from my wish lists.


I think in the next weeks I will slow down a bit with buying new books, my TBR pile shelf is full and for some weeks I want to buy less books than I read. And yeah, right in this moment I'm going to ignore that just this morning I ordered four new books.


My pile of new print books is a mix of four contemporary adult romances (loving the genre right now), two contemporary YA books and three YA books with some action and special elements.


print books (all bought)
You really got me & I want you to want me - Erika Kelly
Return to me - Kelly Moran
The best kind of trouble - Lauren Dane
Fan Art - Sarah Tregay
The museum of intangible things - Wendy Wunder
Seeker - Arwyn Elis Dayton
The Mime Order - Samantha Shannon
The Queen of Tearling - Erika Johansen


Can't wait - Jennifer Ryan
Off Campus - Amy Jo Cousins


Happy Reading!

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text 2015-04-10 15:42
The Museum of Intangible Things
The Museum of Intangible Things - Wendy Wunder

I really like this book. So far, it is about two girls who are best friends. One of them, named Zoe, has severe bipolar disorder. Her moods go back and forth and sometimes she has "visions" of aliens. She was doing okay for awhile, but one day she goes out of control and says she is seeing the aliens again. Her best friend, Hannah, tries to take care of her and keep her from going too crazy. They come up with a sock system to help control her moods. When Zoe starts to see the aliens again, Hannah knows she has to do something. After one week, Zoe still isn't getting any better so her mom decides to commit her to the psych ward. When Zoe finds the committing papers that her mom already had signed, Se convinces Hannah to go on a road trip with her. The entire trip Zoe just keeps talking about going away, and she is teaching Hannah how to do crazy things. They are stealing, showing their boobs, sleeping in IKEA, setting free a Kermit the Frog balloon in the Macy's day parade, smoking a peace pipe, and getting into all sorts of trouble. Hannah doesn't understand what set Zoe off this time, but right now she is along for the ride. Zoe ran away and now Hannah has to find her with the help of Danny, her crush for years. I can't wait to read the ending. I hope that Hannah stops Zoe from doing whatever she has planned and that they both get back home okay. I also hope that their family lives change, especially Hannah's because her dad is an alcoholic and he stole all of the money she had saved up for college. I hope he is changed by the time she gets back!

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text 2014-07-28 17:21
Reading progress update: I've read 73 out of 292 pages.
The Museum of Intangible Things - Wendy Wunder
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review 2014-06-02 00:39
Book Review: The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder
The Museum of Intangible Things - Wendy Wunder

“There is no stronger bond than the one that gets you through childhood. This is our story.”


As soon as I saw that gorgeous cover, the hipster part of me knew that I needed to read this book. Reading the synopsis completely solidified that fact: two girls who don’t have the best circumstances set out on a road trip to discover something more that life has to offer.


The Museum of Intangible Things was a beautifully written narrative that made even the most mundane actions seem beautiful. Wunder’s writing is beautiful and lyrical, and filled with many quotes that I just had to bookmark. The fact that the chapters were titled with the intangible lesson that each contained instead of a traditional number was a subtle addition to this story’s charm.


“Even in the midst of our scrambling escape, when we step outside, nature has crystallized itself for me. I notice the sharp bright pins of the stars, the distinct shapes of the constellations, how they pierce the purple blue of the sky.”


Our two leads, Hannah and Zoe, are polar opposites, aside from their love for one another. Hannah is calm, rational, and dependable, while Zoe is more impulsive and uninhibited. At times, Zoe embodied the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope, and while that was due to her mental illness, she was a bright, burning star that made Hannah feel very plain and boring by comparison.


The Museum of Intangible Things was not the happy, fun road trip story that I was expecting. Instead, heavy, dark, and emotional themes such as alcoholism and mental illness filled its pages, culminating in a heartbreaking yet powerful finish.

At its core, The Museum of Intangible Things is a love story. While the romance fell flat for me, the relationship between Hannah and Zoe was incredibly poignant. They’re not only best friends; they’re each other’s family. And, shown time and time again, they are willing to sacrifice their own ideals (and even commit petty crime) to ensure the other’s happiness.


My only complaint about The Museum of Intangible Things is that many of the side-stories were not elaborated upon. While I understand that this is Hannah and Zoe’s story, I would have loved to have had a more in-depth look at Noah’s Asperger syndrome, Hannah’s dad’s struggle with alcoholism, and her mom’s struggle with depression.


Overall, The Museum of Intangible Things was a beautifully written story about the unconditional love and support that best friendship brings. While it was certainly not a light-hearted read, this story was poignant and unforgettable, and I definitely recommend giving it a try.

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review 2014-04-18 17:56
The Museum of Intangible Things
The Museum of Intangible Things - Wendy Wunder

"I think there could be different versions of truth," he says. "You choose your truth, and then you build your life around it."

The Museum of Intangible Things was exactly what I expected from Wendy Wunder - a depressing book, but not a bad one. I'm not sure if it was the way it was written, or the situation that it described, but it was definitely an interesting read.


Our main character, Hannah, was very pliable, but she was likable. She was just a bit misguided - and I imagine the reasoning behind that was the simple fact that she chose to follow Zoe. Hannah made a lot of bad decisions, but I think in the end she really grew up.


I didn't care for the romance between her and Danny, though. I didn't feel any chemistry, and there was a bit of instalove going on, to be completely honest. I didn't feel the development of any actual feelings between them, which was sad. I was hoping for a good love story. (Although, in the end, there was a great explanation to some of this.)


You remember how I mentioned Zoe earlier? Well, we're going to talk about her now. While I don't approve of a lot of the things that Zoe did, I think she did her best to be a good friend to Hannah. And I understand that Zoe had a lot of problems, but she really helped Hannah to break out of her shell, and that was a great achievement. She was okay, really.


All in all, The Museum of Intangible Things was an interesting read. I didn't expect the ending, but it was actually really perfect for a read like this one: completely unexpected.

Source: thebookbabesreads.com
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