Month: September 2014

YA Review: Afterworlds by Sc..

YA Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld Release Date: September 23, 2014 Publisher: Simon Pulse 608 Pages Received: Edelweiss/Bought from B&N Format: eARC/ B&N Exclusive Hardcover Rating:  4 Nuts Description: Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether […]

September 30, 2014
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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books Th..

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books That Were Hard For Me to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Broke and Bookish. This week’s topic is the top ten books that were hard for me to read. 1. The Young World by Chris Weitz 2. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson 3. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer 4. We Were Liars by E. […]

September 30, 2014
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Adult Review: The Sherlock H..

Adult Review: The Sherlock Holmes Handbook by Ransom Riggs

The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: The Methods and Mysteries of the World’s Greatest Detective by Ransom Riggs Release Date: September 1, 2009 Publisher: Quirk Books 224 Pages Received: From publisher (Thanks, Quirk!) Format: Hardcover Rating:  3.5 Nuts Description: “My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don’t know.”   This reader’s […]

September 29, 2014
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The Thing About LibraryThing..

The Thing About LibraryThing…

I first discovered this website through John Green and the Vlogbrothers. John was talking about cataloguing his library and he did so through something called LibraryThing. I found his account on the site and browsed through it, wondering if I had this many books. I did. This was is the dark days when my shelves […]

September 29, 2014
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The Chronicles of Narnia: Vo..

The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader Movie Review

I feel like I watched an entirely different movie from what this was supposed to be. I’m about to ask a question I’ve asked many times after finished a movie adaptation of a book so forgive me for being repetitive… DID YOU PEOPLE EVEN READ THIS BOOK? It’s movies like this that make me wonder […]

September 28, 2014
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Storytime Sunday: The Painti..

Storytime Sunday: The Painting by Me

Storytime Sunday is a weekly meme here at The Book Nut in which I (and my friend Laura) share some stories that we’ve used as writing practice. The stories may be older or they may be unpolished, keep that in mind as you read them. They are just writing practice. If you would like to […]

September 28, 2014
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The Thing About BookLikes..

The Thing About BookLikes…

Raise your hand if you use tumblr. Now keep your hand up if you knew that there was an equivalent platform for books. It’s called BookLikes, and it’s awesome. I think of it as if Goodreads and tumblr had a baby, the result would be BookLikes! Like tumblr, BookLikes is a micro blogging platform, but […]

September 27, 2014
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Stacking the Shelves #12: Se..

Stacking the Shelves #12: September 27, 2014

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews in which we share the books and bookish things we have bought, borrowed, or were sent. I’ve had another big week so let’s get started! The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (The Bookshelf Used Books) Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (The […]

September 27, 2014
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Repairing Your Paperback

Repairing Your Paperback

Repairing Your Paperback   We’ve talked about saving your books from water damage but how do you repair books that are damaged in other ways. Today I’m going to focus on paperbacks, since the methods for hardcover can be very different. I buy a lot of used books for ones that I’m not super concerned […]

September 26, 2014
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New Adult Review: Upside Dow..

New Adult Review: Upside Down by Lia Riley

Upside Down (Off the Map #1) Lia Riley Release Date: August 5, 2014 Publisher: Grand Central/Forever 384 Pages Received: Netgalley Format: eARC Rating: 3.5 Nuts Description: If You Never Get Lost, You’ll Never Be Found Twenty-one-year-old Natalia Stolfi is saying good-bye to the past-and turning her life upside down with a trip to the land […]

September 26, 2014
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