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"After a whole youth enmeshed in the food industry, I'm still such a neophyte. Just a groupie, backstage at a rock concert."
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen - Lucy Knisley

Relish, Lucy Knisley 

Reading progress update: I've read 55 out of 173 pages.

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen - Lucy Knisley
"But I think it changed my relationship to the world, to my body and food, to see that what I ate didn't originate on the shelves of a store."
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen - Lucy Knisley

Relish, Lucy Knisley

Yesterday's book buy. 
I wanted the original cover for this but this one is gorgeous too and plus it was only $4!

 

I went to a book signing for the Miss Jessie’s book last week and met Miko Branch!

I hope I look as good as she does when I’m in my forties! 

Rest in Peace Titi Branch! Your legacy will live on!

Technically I’m on a book buying ban but I saw the amazing trailer for Me, Earl and the Dying Girl yesterday and I immediately went out and bought the book today. 

 

And I couldn’t leave the bookstore without getting my book a friend so I bought Carrie too lol!

My newest purchase from Barnes & Noble!

Used book store haul! This was an unintentional theme.

 

*now I own part 1 & 2 of Maus!

New book purchase!
New book purchase!
And it's signed!
And it's signed!

First time owning erotic fiction! Scandalous! lol

New TBR jar!

I bought two cases for my Nook today! (well technically it’s not my Nook; it’s my little sisters but she got in trouble and got it taken away temporarily so I kind of “inherited” it lol). These were both made to look like books, a composition notebook and a fancy hardback; they were really cheap too!


I’ve only ever used the Nook to get on the internet when I’m too lazy to get on my computer lol. I’m really not a fan of ereaders because I enjoy the feel of a real book and screens hurt my eyes after a while but one of my bookish goals for this year is to read at least 2 ebooks just to see how I like it.

Me & Issa Rae!
Me & Issa Rae!
And she signed my book!
And she signed my book!

I got the chance to go to a book signing yesterday and met Issa Rae! She was so hilarious! I can't wait to read her book!

Just got a surprise in the mail from my brother and my sister-in-law! They know me too well! This is perfect because I’m supposed to be going to a book signing to meet her next week!
Just got a surprise in the mail from my brother and my sister-in-law! They know me too well! This is perfect because I’m supposed to be going to a book signing to meet her next week!
Precious - Sapphire
"Everyday I tell myself something gonna happen, some shit like on TV. I'm gonna break through or somebody gonna break through to me--I'm gonna learn, catch up, be normal, change my seat to the front of the class. But again, it has not been that day. "

New books! I finally used my Target giftcards that I got for Christmas and decided to get these:

 

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami (I didn’t know this book was going to be so huge! I’m kind of scared to read it now lol)

 

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks (I already own, and have yet to read, World War Z so naturally I had to buy this one too!)

 

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Just a classic that I’ve always wanted to read.)

 

The Skin I’m In by Sharon G. Flake (One of my favorite books! I read this in elementary school/high school. I loaned it to a classmate and never got it back so I had to buy another copy.)

 

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X & Alex Haley (I really enjoyed this read when I read it for a research project in highschool. I also really enjoyed the film adaption of it as well. Everyone knows Denzel deserved at least an Oscar nom for this role!)

 

Starting Your Day Right: Devotions for Each Morning of the Year by Joyce Meyer (I want to strengthen my relationship with God; we’ve sorta drifted apart recently so I’m hoping this helps!)

I haven’t been in an actual book store in months (books are just so much more cheaper online and at Goodwill these days lol and I absolutely love getting book packages in the mail) but while I was browsing in Barnes & Noble today I saw this tiny beautiful leather bound edition of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and I just couldn’t leave the store without it! I know Christmas is already over but I think I may read this sooner rather than wait for December 2014.
I haven’t been in an actual book store in months (books are just so much more cheaper online and at Goodwill these days lol and I absolutely love getting book packages in the mail) but while I was browsing in Barnes & Noble today I saw this tiny beautiful leather bound edition of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and I just couldn’t leave the store without it! I know Christmas is already over but I think I may read this sooner rather than wait for December 2014.
I participated in a book exchange on tumblr and got this beautiful Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. I love the cover art; it definitely has a Tim Burton/Coraline type feel to it.
I participated in a book exchange on tumblr and got this beautiful Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. I love the cover art; it definitely has a Tim Burton/Coraline type feel to it.