Sunday, April 24, 2011


my name is mindy and i'm a bookaholic. seriously. i think it's becoming an issue now. no actually we're WAY past that. it's an issue. an obsession. after getting my nook i've spend over $200 dollars in books. since december. now in "heated" debates with the husband i've tried to justify that with, "but babe, i've been able to get over 40 books with that money. that's a steal!" to which the husband replies, "you rationalize buying books just because you can get them for cheap, but you're still spending money..."

he's caught me red handed.

i know i should be more responsible, but its as if i can't help myself. send me into a mall with all my favorite stores with sales up the wazoo and i can resist temptation, but once i see a book that intrigues me and i see...what? it's only $1.99? *click* and its mine.

it's dangerous. severely dangerous for our bank account considering i read 2 to 3 books a week on average.

i think a library card is going to be necessary if i want my marriage to last much longer.

the stack of books beside my bed, waiting/in the process of being feasted upon.

(notice the thin gray one--that's the nook with 3 more books waiting to be read)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

where she went

 if you know me, you know i LOVE the happily ever afters. i love rainbows and sunshine and butterflies because honestly there are enough depressing stories in real life, but man oh man...i just finished a sequel to if i stay by gayle forman. there are very few writers that not only have me engrossed in reading because i want to know what happens, but have me hanging on to every word they write. some stories i can't wait to get to the end of just so i can finally have the closure of an ending. not even because the story is dragging, but because i just can't handle the suspense. gayle forman writes so beautifully and passionately, you can't help but drink in everything she writes and hope the story never ends. and rarely do you find a sequel that you love just as much as the first if not more. if i stay stood strongly on its own and when i heard there was a sequel--where she went--i waited on the edge of my seat for it to come out. keep your tissue boxes handy for both books, but read them. you must.