Saturday, 26 October 2013

Stacking the shelves (1)

Hey everyone!, i saw so many people do this meme and since i do a lot of hauls i decided to join the fun!, i recently ordered books with my dad (he bought the books for me as a Christmas present) and i got to pick any books i wanted and i picked these (they still haven't arrived so i will use pictures from goodreads but i ordered the books from the book depository).

Book title: The Princess Bride
Author: William Goldman
Published: this edition was published October 8th 2007, and originally it was published in 1973.
Genre: Fantasy, Classic, Romance, Adventure, Humour
Pages: 456 (Paperback)

Plot: As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchmen, rescued by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded with her in the first place. In the course of this dazzling adventure, she'll meet Vizzini - the criminal philosopher who'll do anything for a bag of gold; Fezzik - the gentle giant; Inigo - the Spaniard whose steel thirsts for revenge; and Count Rugen - the evil mastermind behind it all. Foiling all their plans and jumping into their stories is Westley, Princess Buttercup's one true love and a very good friend of a very dangerous pirate.

Book title: Wild Cards
Author: Simone Elkeles
Published: October 1st 2013
Genre: Young Adult/New Adult, Romance, Contemporary

After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else’s family drama.

Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain--people you care about leave without a backward glance. A football scholarship would finally give her the chance to leave. So she pours everything into winning a state championship, until her boyfriend and star quarterback betrays them all by joining their rival team. Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and win it all?

Book Title: How to Ruin a summer vacation(book no 1)
Author: Simone Elkeles
Published: October 1st 2006
Genre: Young Adult, Romance Contemporary 
Pages: 234 (Paperback)


Moshav? What’s a moshav? Is it “shopping mall” in Hebrew? I mean, from what Jessica was telling me, Israeli stores have the latest fashions from Europe. That black dress Jessica has is really awesome. I know I’d be selling out if I go with the Sperm Donor to a mall, but I keep thinking about all the great stuff I could bring back home.
Unfortunately for 16-year-old Amy Nelson, “moshav” is not Hebrew for “shopping mall.” Not even close. Think goats, not Gucci.
Going to Israel with her estranged Israeli father is the last thing Amy wants to do this summer. She’s got a serious grudge against her dad, a.k.a. “Sperm Donor,” for showing up so rarely in her life. Now he’s dragging her to a war zone to meet a family she’s never known, where she’ll probably be drafted into the army. At the very least, she’ll be stuck in a house with no AC and only one bathroom for seven people all summer—no best friend, no boyfriend, no shopping, no cell phone…
Goodbye pride—hello Israel.

Book title: How to ruin my teenage life (book no. 2)
Author: Simone Elkeles
Published: June 8th 2007
Genre: Romance, Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 281 (Paperback)

Plot: In this sequel to How to Ruin a Summer Vacation, EVERYTHING in sixteen-year-old Amy Nelson Barak's life is going wrong! Her mom got married and moved to the suburbs, and now they are going to have a baby. Amy moves in with her dad in Chicago and signs him up for an online dating service. His first four dates are that night . . .
What else? Her dog Mutt impregnated her grumpy neighbour's prized poodle, so Amy will actually have to get a part-time job to pay for half the veterinary bill. And there's this totally annoying boy, Nathan Rubin, who just moved into her apartment building. Luckily, Amy has a cute boyfriend named Avi. Only he's more like a non-boyfriend considering Avi is in the Israeli army for the next three years.
What's a girl to do when everyone is conspiring to ruin her life?

Book title: How to ruin my boyfriend's Reputation (book no. 3)
Author: Simone Elkeles
Published: November 8th 2009
Genre: Romance, Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 257 (Paperback)
Plot: Amy Nelson-Barak, 17, is back in this third installment about a Jewish-American teen learning how to live and love in peace. She signs up for 10 days of training with the Israel Defense Force as soon as she finds out that her long-distance boyfriend, Avi, will be on base as well. But things turn out to be different from what she'd hoped for. She sleeps in a bunk bed underneath coils that look ready to give way, she's being worked to the bone, and the bathrooms are hardly up to her standards. Worst of all, Avi doesn't seem remotely thrilled that she's there. Is something going on between him and a fellow soldier? Strong, beautiful, and able to be with Avi all the time, Liron is everything Amy wants to be. Even though the plot is predictable, readers can't help but get drawn in by Amy's fun way of telling her story, and they learn a lot about Israeli teens' mandatory military service. Elkeles catches new readers up to speed in no time.

Those are the books that i got as you can see i bought a lot of Simone Elkeles books, that is mainly because she is one of my favourite authors right now, i have read the how to ruin series but i wanted to own the books and read them again, i was so excited to get them, also i just had to get her new book Wild Cards, i was looking forward to it coming out for a while and eeeep i can't wait to get it in my hands and read.

Have you read any of these books, if yes what did you think of them, if no would you consider reading any of them ?


  1. Replies
    1. yeah, i have been wanting to read it for a while now, i am so happy that i got it! <3

      i'll check it out! :)

  2. The Princess Bride - book and movie - were both enjoyable. I haven't ever read anything by Simone Elkeles but Wild Card sounds good. Come and see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

    1. yeah hopefully i will like it too!, Simone is currently my favorite author i just enjoy her books a lot!.

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