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12 Days of Bookmas – What to buy – The Oddball

If I said I wasn’t a bit of an oddball, I’d be blatantly lying. And books are the perfect gifts for oddballs, because there are so many awesome odd, bizarre books out there that are just amazing. Here are just a few. 1 – John Dies at the End by David Wong You all know I love this book (and I love the sequel even more) and so it’s really no surprise that it would pop up on this list. This book is absolutely absurd and full of penis jokes, but it is also just really entertaining and a whole lot more clever than it’s crassness would have you believe. It is quite a difficult book to explain, but it basically begins when two buddies take a drug called Soy Sauce which allows you to see and experience things beyond your own reality. It’s really awesome. Get it here: The Book Depository, Amazon.   2 – The Library at Mount Char  by Scott Hawkins I read and reviewed this one recently and I can tell …

Recom-Monday-tions! Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Okay, so technically it’s no longer Monday for me, but it is still Monday in many parts of the world (I checked!) so I’m not a complete failure. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is one of my favourite series and I absolutely cannot wait until Library of Souls comes out in September. This series is the story of a lonely boy trying to uncover the mystery behind a set of strange photos that belonged to his grandfather and finding where he truly belongs. Even if that is the last place he ever expected. It is equal parts creepy and absolutely adorable and heart-warming. I was put off from reading this initially because I had seen many negative reviews on Goodreads complaining that this is not scary. It’s not, but nor is it meant to be. It does have a creepy element to it, but I don’t think it was ever intended to be classified as horror. But what it is is lovely and well-written and overflowing with wonderful characters. If I had to classify …

Find Me Book Tag!

I was tagged by the really, really ridiculously awesome Cait from PaperFury The aim of the game here, dumplings, is to find a book for each of the thingies and take a photo of it. I think I did pretty damn well finding all of these. Well one of them is pretty much there and well that’s good enough for me. The Rules: 1) Find a book in each of the 10 categories below and photograph them 2) Tag the next victims 3) Link back to Christy at Novel Ink On to the tag, I say!  1. A book with a sunset. 2. A book with water 3. A book with a flower 4. A book with a heart  5. A book with Gone in the title 6. A girl in a white dress 7. A couple kissing (well, almost) 8. A book with headphones 9. A book with a moon 10. A book with a weapon I tag: TheWritingHufflepuff, DarcysBookBlog, PrettyPagesBlog, and BookishSmaug