Ebook Library Haul #1
A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon a YouTube video about borrowing books from the library. I decided to watch it because as a kid, I enjoyed the days I was able to go to the library to take out 10 plus books. Oh, the good old days! While watching that video, I found out about an app called Overdrive. This app would allow you to save your library card information, its corresponding library website and the Ebooks you’d decided to borrow in a set library. It made me so happy to know about this. I’ve been on a tight budget lately and haven’t been able to buy any books. With this app, I’d be able to continue to read new stories and finally experience what it’s like to read an Ebook. So I looked for my library card, which I had long put away, downloaded and registered on the app, and proceeded to spend hours looking at the ebook database. Yes, your read correctly, I said hours. After searching, holding and bookmarking, I later decided to borrow these 6 ebooks.
By the way, I’ve provided a link to the synopsis of each book on Goodreads. That way, if anyone becomes interested in any of these stories, they can read more about them right away.
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy
Author: Sam Maggs Illustrator: Kelly Bastow [Goodreads Synopsis]
I stumbled upon this book while looking for graphic novels on the New York Public Library website. What really caught my eye were the colors used on the cover illustration. That plus the title of the book. I’m a fangirl myself and have a blog dedicated to the hobbies I love. It was only natural to preview a bit of the content inside to then decide if I would give it a chance or not. Luckily, the positive message at the beginning of the book, one that encourages people to embrace and love their fangirl ways while eliminating the negative connotation society and the media have attributed to such a word, was enough to want to know more of the content this book has to offer.
Author: Neil Gaiman [ Goodreads Synopsis ]
Honestly speaking, I just wanted to know more about the story, since I really enjoyed watching the movie many years ago. I’m not really looking to compare the two, just to know the details that were obviously omitted in the movie.
The Shadow Queen
Author: C.J. Redwine [ Goodreads Synopsis ]
I stumbled upon The Shadow Queen while scrolling through the selection of books. Once I saw the cover, I just had to take a look at the synopsis. The black apple with the title carved into it looked so cool to me. Especially the texture of the ink on the apple and the drop falling from its end. And even though I suspected it had something to do with Snow White, I wanted to give this book a try and see if the synopsis said a bit more about the type of female protagonist it would feature. And after reading it, I became interested in curious to see how assertive and courages this protagonist could actually be. I like the whole magic aspect that is spoken off in the synopsis, but I’m not looking forward to the romance portion of the story. Something tells me I’m going to cringe over it. But I’m going to give it a chance.
Author: Suzanne Collins [ Goodreads Synopsis ]
I’ve watched almost all the movies and always enjoyed the plot. I read The Hunger Games a couple of months ago, and since Catching Fire was available to immediately borrow, I did. I think it’s about time I get on board with the books.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Author: Mindy Kaling [ Goodreads Synopsis ]
I’ve heard good things about Mindy Kailing. How she’s funny, fun and entertaining. So I stumbled upon her book and decided to give it a try. I’m hoping to have a few laughs and just a good time with it. I know it’s not much to go on, but sometimes you just have to give a book a try.
Silver in the Blood
Author: Jessica Day George [ Goodreads Synopsis ]
Am I the only one who is always drawn to stories about characters whose lives suddenly changes and they have to fight the odds and learn about their new environment to survive and strive? Well that’s the reason why I borrowed this one. Of course, there’s also that part of the synopsis that talks about the whole Dracula decendants and powers element. I’m just hoping this isn’t a damsel in distress story. That would be disappointing.
I can’t wait to take some time to read each and every one of them. This is just the motivation I need to finally have the courage to write book reviews on the blog. I’m so glad I stumbled upon that video on Booktube. Lucky me.