Top Ten Highly Anticipated Books of 2014

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And by highly anticipated, we mean the biting our nails, unable to sit still kind..  So any ARCs you want to swing our way will be immediately devoured and reviewed honestly and fairly and quite happily.  MMMk?

10.

jodi meadowsInfinite (Newsoul #3) by Jodi Meadows

9.

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After The End (After The End #1) by Amy Plum

8.

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Evertrue (Everneath #3) by Brodi Ashton

7.

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Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna And The French Kiss #3) by Stephanie Perkins

6.

leigh bardugo the grisha seriesRuin and Rising (The Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo

5.

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Panic by Lauren Oliver

4.

shatter me ya series

3.

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The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1) by Marie Lu

2.

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Into The Still Blue (Under The Never Sky #3) Veronica Rossi

1.

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Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer

Apparently 2014 is the year of the threes….so many exciting books coming out.  Also some really great starts, we’re hoping we are swept away by another great year of excellent writing and stories that take us to new worlds, into memories, and outside of ourselves.

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Crazy, Wonderful(?) Booklike Things

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Check this out.  Bookarelli on etsy makes kindle covers out of classic books.  Now, part of me is like, what are you doing you are hurting them.

But another part loves it.  Loves that I could read a kindle in a book and feel a little more at home with it.  I love taking all my books with me everywhere.  I hate that they are not really books.  They are like the cyborgs of books.

Maybe I shouldn’t be so judgmental then.  Cyborgs are people too, right? 😉

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I love this Pride and Prejudice version.  It’s just so romantic looking!

Not only can you get covers for your e-reader made out of a book to make a somewhat redundant fashion statement, but you can show the world you are a reader!  A nerd!  A lover of words!  How, you ask?

By putting said book-covered-e-reader into your book purse.  Overdoing it?  I say NAY!

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(from AlteredDecadence on etsy, click to visit)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide is one of the best books ever written, not just opinion, it’s a fact.  Here, it has been fashioned into a purse.  Normally, it would enrage me to take such a masterpiece’s innards out, but it’s the Hitchhiker’s Guide.  It was meant for this kind of abuse.  Somehow, somewhere down the line, it will end up back in it’s original form.  And the back of the purse says, “DON’T PANIC” in large friendly letters, so I can’t freak out.

And I want it.

People are so creative.  Who are these creative people, and how do they think of such semi-crazy things?  Check out the art made out of books below:

(from TwistedPages on etsy)

(from TwistedPages on etsy, click to visit)

A book made into a letter.  Okay.  With some shoes, to boot (HA!).  I actually like this, because it doesn’t need to be a classic to have appeal.  It works better as an old Reader’s Digest book or something with a pattern and no description on the front.

(from PRRINT on etsy)

(from PRRINT on etsy, click to visit)

This.

I just can’t settle on an emotion here.

It’s so pretty.  It’s Alice, with the text faintly coming through.  It’s whimsical and delicate.  I want to love it.  What are your thoughts?

(from RecycledReads on etsy)

(from RecycledReads on etsy, click to visit)

This one seems to fold the pages, so at least the book isn’t ruined.  And there’s a good message…does that make it okay?

What do you think about harming books?  Is a book just an object, or is there a sort of life in it?  Do you feel the reverent respect I feel, or do you think I’m off my rocker?  It’s okay, I don’t really care what you think (if that’s what you think) but if you agree, then I totally care.  HA.  But seriously.

Then there are those that take the image of a book and make it into something to cherish.  I especially love this next item.

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(click to visit PegandAwl’s etsy shop)

I think what matters here is the heart behind it.  Are these books being destroyed, or are they being given new life?  Should books be carved and gutted, or should we use imitations only, not originals?  It’s an interesting topic, and I’d love to hear your opinion!  
{To visit any of these etsy shops, click on the pictures}

10 Awesome Book-Related Macbook Decals

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I found myself perusing macbook decals (don’t ask me why, I don’t have one), and was kind of amazed at the ability people have to make these things.  Also, how many different subjects there are.  From Doctor Who to comic book heros, to famous quotes, to retro images and Mario…if you want it, it’s probably out there.  I made a list of the top 10 macbook decals that have a book-related image.  Enjoy!

1.  Harry Potter

Geeky Decals

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2.  Snow White

(source: marvelousdecal)

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3.  Tree Ent/Tree Beard (Lord Of The Rings)

source: KSK Signs and Decals

(KSK Signs and Decals)

4.  The Giving Tree

source: Svpply.com

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5.  Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland)

source: Rowe Designs

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6.  Winnie the Pooh & gang

(Smart Decals)

(Smart Decals)

7.  Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)

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8. Dr. Seuss

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9. Twilight

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10. Book Tree

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(decalgirl.com)

There’s a lot more out there, so if you find a YA or children’s book related decal, let me know!  And if you haven’t, make sure you follow @CKReaddicted on Twitter.

Best Books of 2012

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Well, I can’t believe it’s true, but 2012 is just about over.  Connie and I have had a lot of fun starting this blog, and are hoping for growth and lots of great stories for 2013.

It was hard narrowing our faves down to just five each, but that’s what we have done.

TOP SIX BOOKS OF 2012

Connie’s Top Three

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Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles) Book Review

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

Katie’s Top Three

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Legend by Marie Lu

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Pure by Julianna Baggott

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The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

For fun, if you’re bored…click here to see every book we read this year.  {The linked ones are those that were reviewed.}