Hi, this isn’t only where I share the books I read. I also have a padlet page where I post some of my favourite books…post yours too! http://padlet.com/20_1791/padlet_pss_awbp
And…Here are some quotes for today!!
“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
“A book is a gift you can open again and again.”
Since the previous post was about one of the Geek Girl series I just thought it would be appropriate that this one would kind of explain it for those who haven’t read them yet. (Sorry any guy readers!)
#1 – Geek Girl
#2 – Model Misfit
#2.5 – Geek Drama
#3 – Picture Perfect
#5 – All That Glitters
#6 – COMING UP!
15-year old Harriet Manners is a nobody, a loner, a GEEK. It’s clearly written in red pen on her satchel. She’s got one friend Nat and a faithful Toby Pilgrim, her very own nerdy stalker. Life as Harriet Manners isn’t exactly the best especially when you’re clumsy and you’ve got big, mean, bossy Alexa in your class. But when all the bad things seem to be at it’s highest peak, she is discovered by hilarious Wilbur (with a bur not iam (it’s an in-book joke. :)) who works for Yuka Ito – Baylee’s biggest fashion designer. So basically, things are going to change aren’t they? Time to change the Ugly Duckling into a beautiful swan. And there goes a happy ending… right? Maybe, you’ve got to find out.
No no, don’t panic there aren’t any spoilers. It’s just – *sigh*. About a month ago, I started reading the Geek Girl series – Model Misfit is the second book and it’a Fabulous! This little story, I just had to share with you guys…It’s super sweet. 🙂
“‘It’s a statue of a dog.’ ‘Not just any dog, Harriet. That’s a dog called Hachiko. He was a brown Akita dog and he was adopted in 1924 by a Tokyo professor called Hidesaburo Ueno .’ ‘Ah.’ I nod politely. After everything he’s done, the least I can do is to listen to one of his random facts. I make people do this for me all the time. ‘Every day for a year Hachiko would come and greet Hidesaburo after work here, at this exact spot at Shibuya station. In 1925 the professor suffered a stroke at work and died, but Hachiko returned to the same spot every single day for nine years waiting for him to come back.’ Tears suddenly spring into my eyes. ‘ The dog waited for the rest of his life, and when he eventually died the people of Tokyo built a statue in the place he used to wait to commemorate his loyalty, and the fact that he never, ever gave up. ‘ I bite my lip. That’s one of the most beautiful stories I’ve ever heard. that’s also exactly why I love dogs. Kylie Minogue would have waited about thirty seconds before going home with the next person who had food in their handbag.”
Kylie Minogue, by the way, is a cat – which makes a lot of sense. 🙂 What? I’m a dog person. That’s the Hachiko statue – I don’t know who that cute little dog is but he’s definitely dreaming big!
Reading my e-mails, I came across someone who followed my blog. Elan Mudrow- I really liked your ‘about’ page. So if you don’t mind, I’ve copy pasted it here so even more people will be able to see it.
“Language has a way of skirting around in the margins. These margins collide with concepts, where the inner worm bashes against the outer skin of self, brushing against the ridges of intertextuality. Sometimes I feel like I’m constructing a system of art, other times I feel like I’m coughing up random words. Both cut into me and break out of me. This is a place of margins.”
Also, here are my top 5 to-reads. WARNING! Some of them may not be ‘up to your potential’ but they are definately worth reading.
- Anna of Byzantium – Tracy Barrett
- Love Letters to the Dead – Ava Dellaira
- Geek Girl (Series) – Holly Smale
- Queenie – Jacqueline Wilson
- When You Reach Me There’s more coming, Verity True
Hi. I know you’ll only see a quote on the ‘Books’ page so the only way to see all my book quotes from now on is in Catagories. Anyways I’m currently reading Earthly Joys by Phillipa Gregory. If you like historic, it’s great. But I’m warning you, it’s a bit slow. John Tradescant the gardener is most faithful to his master. He always has been. He’s been loyal to Cecil the Earl, Sir Wooton and now Buckingham. But it isn’t as easy as trading rare plants anymore. Being master’s pet and favourite to the king,when rumors are speaking ill of his master and all
thought is plot, scandal and wealth, when Civil War is just around the corner, what is John Tradescant and his god-believing family to do?
I’m actually quite enjoying it especially as you get to meet the characters an’all you find that there are a lot of twists. I still haven’t finished! No spoilers please! I think I’m on page 266 – anyone relate? No…okay. 😦
See ya, Verity True