Accompanying Tweets to The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan: M

Thursday, April 20, 2017

macabre, adj.: You keep the ravens in your head in a loose cage, allowing them to whisper their worst-case darkness between the bars.

macerate, v.: This is why I pull away sometimes. To soak in love is to be weakened by it. Better to swim in it, then come back to shore.

machination, n.: I know those gears, and see the way they are greased by insecurity. When thinks work too well, I am suspicious.

mad, adj.: There is nothing crazy about my anger when you say you’ll do something then don’t, and somehow find a way to blame me.

madcap, adj.: Let's revel across rooftops, tango through turnstiles, and trip over ourselves, laughing.

madly, adv.: I had to stop thinking of my little be for you as rational or irrational; it exists Ina space beyond rationality.

mafia, n.:  Your friends were much more intimidating than your family, because they mattered more to you.

magic, n.: To be in love, you have to let yourself live in the realm of the unexplainable, glorious and treacherous as it is.

magisterial, adj.:  Every now and then we need to surround ourselves with things that are greater than us, like mountains or symphonies.


magma, n.:  The thin layer of anger that waits beneath the surface; it’s not who we are, but it’s part of what made us.
magnanimous, adj.: I liked that you offered me your leftover fries, and then later, when it was just assumed that I would take them.

magnetosphere, n.:  What happens is there’s now another layer outside of yourself, the pull of this other person that also leads to you.

magnificent, adj.:  You woke me to see the sunrise, and though was tired, I never questioned it. Together at the window, we beheld.

magnify, v.:  Every time you say it isn’t a problem, it only makes the problem larger in my eyes.

magpie, n.:  Yes, I search for the moments with you that will glimmer as much in hindsight as they gleam while they happen.

mailbox, n.:  It was strange to see us sorted together, to acknowledge that were now really the same place.

maim, v.:  You missed a piece of the broken bottle; I found it on my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

main, adj.:  You are the one above all the others, which does not negate all the others, but at least should give you a vantage point.

mainstream, adj.: You hate it when I love something popular until I prove to you that I've made it personal to me.

maintenance, n.: If the faucet is dripping, you can't spend the whole relationship trying to ignore it. You have to fix it.

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead is now out in paperback!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Paperback lovers, rejoice! THE GLITTERING COURT is out now in paperback! Be sure to join the giveaway~

The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court, #1)
Title: The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court #1)
Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Date of Publication: April 5, 2016

A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

The Selection meets Reign in this dazzling trilogy of interwoven novels about three girls on a quest for freedom and true love from #1 internationally bestselling author Richelle Mead.

-Brilliant and original, Mead's new series starts off with a bang and will leave readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.-
-- School Library Journal

For a select group of girls, the Glittering Court offers a shot at a life they've only ever dreamed of, one of luxury, glamour, and leisure. To high-born Adelaide, whose wealthy family is forcing her into a loveless marriage, the Glittering Court represents something else: the chance to chart her own destiny, and adventure in an unspoiled, prosperous new land across the sea.

After a chance meeting with the dazzling Cedric Thorn, Adelaide poses as a servant to join the crop of impoverished girls he promises to transform into proper ladies. But her familiarity with upper class life comes with a price: she must hide her identity from her new friends, mysterious refugee Mira and fiery former laundress Tamsin, and most importantly, from Cedric himself--even though she's falling in love with him.

Everything begins to crumble when Cedric discovers Adelaide's ruse, and she catches the eye of a powerful young governor, who wants her for a wife. She didn't leave the gilded cage of her old life behind just to become someone else's property. But nothing is as daunting--or as wonderful--as the potent, forbidden attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. One that, if acted on, would make them both outcasts in a wild, dangerous, uncharted world, and possibly lead them to their deaths.

About Richelle Mead

RICHELLE MEAD is the #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Vampire Academy series and its spin-off series, Bloodlines. Originally from Michigan, she now lives in Seattle, Washington.

Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win one (1) of ten (10) copies of The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead (ARV: $10.99 each).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on March 28, 2017 and 12:00 AM on April 5, 2017. Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about April 7, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Sounds Like Summer by Six de los Reyes

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Give yourself the gift of a great romance book this Valentine's Day! (I was supposed to publish this review yesterday but let's not dwell on my incompetence.)



Title: Sounds Like Summer
Author: Six de los Reyes
Publisher: Anvil Publishing Inc.

It’s not just a weekend for Lux Castelo. She has a plan, of course.

Phase One: Escape to the beach for a music festival.
Phase Two: Deal with what she can’t control.
Phase Three: Return to reality whole and ready.

Nowhere in that plan is Micah Jacinto, self-proclaimed adventurer and the kind of boy with his head stuck in the clouds and the moon inked on his arm—everything her rational sense tells her to stay away from. And yet Lux finds herself welcoming the distraction. As they spend the entire weekend together, Micah leads her to rediscover the lost pieces of herself amidst the excitement and the confusion of a raving mosh pit.

But all weekends come to an end and Lux needs to return to the dreaded reality she’s running away from. Does being brave enough to leave summer behind mean being brave enough to ask Micah to stay?

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Seeds Planted in Concrete by Bianca Sparacino

Thursday, February 9, 2017

It's not surprising that it was Dawn who got me to buy this one and read it. Whatever poetry book she recommends, I get and read.

Seeds Planted in Concrete
Title: Seeds Planted in Concrete
Author: Bianca Sparacino
Publisher: Thought Catalog Books
Date of Publication: December 23, 2015
Source: purchased (Kindle)

Through illustration and poetry, Seeds Planted in Concrete is Bianca Sparacino’s raw testament to the beauty that is found within the contrasts of life. By writing truthfully about the intricacies of both love and loss, Sparacino’s first collection of work is one that will speak to the very depths of those who read it, inspiring a will to love, and live. This collection is a manifesto of the journey every human being takes throughout their life; an assembly of words that celebrates the resilience of the human heart through stages of hurting, feeling, healing and loving.

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Stacking the Shelves (65) + November & December Recap

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

So I figured I'll just make a single recap for both months since blog-wise, nothing happened. And you might not even read poor ol' November if I publish it in January. But hey, November was effin' awesome because it was my birthday month! Anyway, tons of books ahead because this is two months worth of hauls. Like I said, nothing on the blog side of things but was my film and TV series watching glorious as ever. AS EVER. November and December were all about binging, yo.




For Review

(ARC) Almost Autumn by Marianne Kaurin
(ARC) Cloudwish by Fiona Wood
For This Life Only by Stacey Kade

Finding X by Miles Tan

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

So as a STEM girl, I was pretty stoked to start this one because it has a geologist as a character, and one in grad school too. I'd take all the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) characters I can get. Sadly, my background in STEM kind of wrecked this one for me. Hahahuhu why can't I just suspend my disbelief?!?!?!

Finding X
Title: Finding X
Author: Miles Tan
Date of Publication: December 5, 2013
Source: purchased (Kindle)

Is there a science to falling in love?

Carlisle Santiago is through with men. After the devastating end of a seven-year relationship, she's trying to put her life back together. What she doesn't know is that she is the subject of the patient and methodical observations of blue-haired scientist Matteo Villegas, who just wants to find love himself. She must decide whether she's ready to give love another shot or if this is doomed to be one failed experiment.

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