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All You Need Are Books

Last Friday I went out to dinner with my parents and sister. We went to Chili’s, which is right next door to Barnes & Noble. Well, we can’t be in the area and not go inside Barnes & Noble, right?

Even though Kris and I go to Barnes & Noble at least once a week, we still walked in there as though we’ve never entered the place before.

Every once in a while Kris gets in one of those “moods” where she absolutely has to buy books. I love it because she always asks, “What do you want?”

Free books? Okay.

We ended up with four books before we realized we needed to leave before we attempted to buy the entire place.

The books Kris bought for me were Paper Towns by John Green and Fire With Fire by Jenny Han and Shioban Vivian. I read and reviewed Burn For Burn a few months ago and didn’t really like it, yet it’s still interesting enough for me to finish the series.

Kris also got Until Tuesday by Luis Carlos Montalvan with Bret Witter. The book caught her eye because it had a dog on the cover. It’s about the bonding of a wounded dog and wounded soldier. I’m sure it’ll be a tearjerker, but a good one.

There’s a book that’s been out since May first and I told myself I was going to pre-order it and never did. Then I said I was going to order it the day it was released and again, I never did.

Well, this book was the last book of its kind, pushed way back on the bottom shelf. Maybe it was the bright orange that caught my eye, but I’m so happy I found it.

Via Amazon
Via Amazon

 The Ables by Jeremy Scott.

The Ables is about a group of disabled kids who have superpowers. For example, the main character is blind and has telekinesis, but struggles because he can’t see what he’s trying to move.

I don’t see too many books out there with disabled protagonists, so this made me excited when I first heard about it.

Jeremy Scott is also the ever-so-popular CinemaSins from YouTube. It’s a channel where they review movies and point out everything wrong with them.

Kris and I watch his channel all the time because he’s witty, funny, and sarcastic. Plus, he has a wonderful voice.

Seriously, we tried to look for the audio book of The Ables as well, but they didn’t have it in stock.

Have I started reading these books, yet? No. Do I plan to soon? Of course.

I have so many books on my to-be-read list that I don’t know if the newer books will take priority or not.

Then again, sometimes you just need to surround yourself with books and the world seem a whole lot brighter.

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Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

20 thoughts on “All You Need Are Books

  1. Cinemasins is a lot of fun to watch. Between them, Honest Trailers, and Zero Punctuation, I’m surprised I get any work done. Didn’t realize they were behind that book. I swear I’ve seen that book before recently.

    1. I can’t wait to start reading it! I’ve never seen Honest Trailers or Zero Punctuation before, though. I probably shouldn’t because I watch so many YouTubers, but I’ll look them up anyway. 😉

  2. Bookstores! My best friend and my worst enemy. Let’s not talk about how many books on my shelves I haven’t read. A few of those sound good – especially The Ables. I can’t wait to learn more about that one. 🙂

    I’ll also have to check out that channel you talked about.

    1. I highly recommend the channel. Not sure about the book, but I do have high hopes for it. He created his own book trailers (which is on his channel) and the trailers are fantastic!

  3. The Ables sounds really interesting. I am always looking for books with diverse characters in them. Great post!

  4. The Ables sounds like a great read!
    I haven’t started it yet (though it’s on my shelf… oops?!) but Wonder by RJ Palacio is apparently really good and has a disabled child protagonist; and it’s meant to be really inspirational. From what you’ve just written it sounds like it’s right up your street! (Although perhaps not a good idea when you have so many books to be written, eh? 😉 )

      1. Haha same! Sometimes when I pull a book off my shelf (especially one of the giant hardback ones from the bottom shelf) I tend to blow the dust and turn away for a few seconds so I don’t start coughing and spluttering!

      2. I know, right? I have to go through my books sometime soon. Some books are sitting on the floor because they can’t fit on the shelf.

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