All the Bright Places: More accurately, me being a giant mess!

I was here.

~Theodore Finch, All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven collageSee on Loupe

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink. (Goodreads)

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I’M SO EXCITED!!!! Why? Wouldn’t you like to know!

Fortunately, I’m, ah, not evil??? AND I WANT TO SHARE THE EXCITEMENT.

YOU GUYS. I GOT A DOMAIIIIIIIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m not sure if I ever really talked about it, but for my birthday, my aunt BOUGHT ME A DOMAIN. (If you’re massively confused, it’s the URL at the top of your screen. Yeah, that thing!) And therefore, if you’re reading this, I hope you can easily see all of the changes! My URL has changed from abookwormsperfectapple.wordpress.com to burstingwithbooks.com, and I’ve changed the header and background of the site to match! I’m working on making all of my social media, etc., match it, but if you’re just used to typing in abookwormsperfectapple.wordpress.com, don’t worry; the old URL will automatically redirect to burstingwithbooks.com! Continue reading

I Am More Happy Than Not Tag!

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Thank you so much to Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks for tagging me! Way back in 2015, when I was actually tagged, I had not read this book. I have now though, and- I have no words. I NEED HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME. I NEED IT NOW. Moving along from that craziness…

This tag is incredibly old and outdated because I’m super behind is super awesome and was created by Shelumiel @ Bookish and Awesome!

Rules:

  • Answer the question of: “What makes you more happy than not?”
  • Link back to the original post 
  • Link back to the person who tagged you
  • Have FUN!

And here goes nothing…

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The things people search for on the internet!

Hello out there!

I know I’ve been doing a lot of reviews (and very sporadically, I might add), so I thought I’d liven things up a bit…. With some search terms! I’ve seen quite a few people do this (particularly Cait @ Paper Fury comes to mind), and it’s always funny. There are a lot, and some of them are fairly practical, so these are just the best I’ve seen so far!

reading-

Um, yes. We do quite a lot of that here.

thank you for listening-

Awe, I’m glad I turned up in this one! I don’t say it enough, but I always try to thank you guys for everything. You’re all so amazing. The book blogosphere wouldn’t be the same without you!

marcel-

I think there was ONE gif on this. ONE.

ya books guaranteed to bring you joy-

None of those here. No, we tend to lean towards the ones with lots of death. And pain. And sobbing. It’s glorious. Continue reading

After the End: NOT a post apocalyptic wasteland???

Hallo guys!!! I’m sure you all thought I abandoned you. Evidently, not the case!

Whew! The COYER challenge ended March 3rd, and while I won’t go into much detail now (I plan on writing a post about it soon), it was fantastic, but it threw me into a huge reading… slump-ish thing at the end there. And by association, blogging slump! 😦 So when midnight hit on the start of March 4th, I was prepared with book in hand! Aaaaaand I’ve read three books since then. Fabulous, am I right? So to “ease” myself back into this whole blogging thing (who am I kidding, I’m jumping in feet first!), I thought I’d start with a review of the book that I’ve most recently (read: just) finished: After the End by Amy Plum!

When I thought she was a total nut, it was easy- I didn’t believe a word she said. But now that what she’s saying is starting to make sense, I have no clue what to believe.

~ Amy Plum, After the End

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Puppies and a cutesy romance. Why not?

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Rating: 4/5 Stars

Genre: Young Adult Short Story (Contemporary)

Published: March 10th, 2013

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saving yourself and how to go about doing it

when
someone
offers to
save you
make it
your mission
to
save yourself.
i believe in you.

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Oooh, I love that quote. This is another review for the COYER challenge! It was also my one (and only, oops) review for the Write-On Review-a-thon.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Genre: Young Adult Poetry

Published originally: April 23rd, 2016

Published again: February 14th, 2017

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