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Book Week

So here is the story about Book Week:
In Israel, we have an entire month dedicated to books. In this month, we have a week in which there are special fairs with many special deals for books (you can get 3 books for about 20$ and such).

This year, I was lucky enough to get myself a job at one of the fairs, and found myself spending a week selling books (fun!) 

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Most Disappointing Books of the Year So Far

We all read disappointing books every now and then, but some books are just so disappointing you feel betrayed by them.

So here are my most disappointing reads of the year so far:

#1 Falling Kingdoms

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I usually try to take nice pictures even if the book was really bad, but as you can see in this picture I just literally gave up. I had such high expectations of this book, everybody is raving about it, but I just don’t get the hype. I found this book so boring and overrated.

#2 Ivory and Bone

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With this one I can’t really speak because I haven’t finished it yet, but I am really disappointed so far. I got bored like 100 pages in and couldn’t get through a chapter without falling asleep. My grandma got me this book because she read the synopsis and thought it sounded right up my alley, and it really did, but something in this book is just missing. 

#3 Heart of Darkness

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I’m not as disappointed in this book as I am surprised I didn’t like it. I read it for a course I’m currently taking and it sounded really good, and even though the teacher said most of us will be disappointed with this book, I went in with really high expectations. However, I found it very difficult and not fun to read.

#4 Scythe 

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“I. Am. Going. To. Finish. This. Book.” I tell myself as I’m looking at my list of disappointing reads. I had the highest expectations for this one. I got it the second it came out, and I was sure I won’t be able to stop reading it the second I started it. However, it progresses very slowly, and nothing really happens in the book. I am gonna finish it, though. I promise.

#5 The Winner’s Curse&Crime

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With these two I just can’t do this. Everyone keeps talking about how good this series is but I just don’t get it. It doesn’t go anywhere, and it’s very politically driven. I keep waiting for something to happen but it just doesn’t move! I am so frustrated with these two!

 

♦What’s the most disappointing book you read this year so far?

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MY TOP FIVE MOST OWNED AUTHORS

Like all readers: I can’t choose my favorite author. So here’s a short list of my top five favorite and\or most owned authors.

#1 Sarah J. Maas with 9 books

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It’s easy to own a gazillion books by Sarah J. Maas. Because she has a gazillion of them. I, in my case, own nine, which is the most books I own by an author. Maas also happens to be my favorite fantasy author. I love Maas’ writing. I am aware her books could be a bit problometic, but I just can’t look at a Sarah J. Maas book I haven’t read and not get it.

Who else is dying to get their hands on ACOWAR?

#2 Cassandra Clare with also 9 books

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Surprise! I also have a gazillion books by Cassandra Clare! She is the author that got me into YA books. I remember finishing Twilight back in 2012 and just needing a similar book, and mom got me City of Bones and ever since then, I am a reader. Cassie is my favorite author of all time, and I just can’t resist a good Shadowhunters novel.

#3 James Dashner with 8 books

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James Dashner is what I call “my author friend”. These are the authors who I would buy any book they’ll ever put out. I own the entire Maze Runner trilogy twice and the first book of The Mortality Doctrine. I am so connected to these books. Fun story. When I was in 9th grade I only owned a copy of the first book, The Maze Runner, in hebrew and the rest of them were in english, and when my aunt asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I asked for a copy of The Maze Runner in english. She ended up getting me the entire series again. I never told her that, so if you’re seeing this Tessa, thank  you!

#4 Marissa Meyer with 6 books

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Of course I own many books by Marissa Meyer, since The Lunar Chronicles series continues on and on and on and on and I’m completely happy with it. I bought Scarlet and Cress when I was only a hundred pages into Cinder and I preordered Winter the second it was available. I got Fairest and Stars Above when I finally found them in a book store around here. And that’s how Marissa Meyer became one of my top five most owned authors.

#5 Pittacus Lore (or James Fray) with 5 books

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I got the entire Lorien Legacies series in different editions. I have been a fan of this series for so long, ever since two of my friends told me I have to read them. And from the first book, I knew I was in love.

 

♦Who are your most owned favorite authors?

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Took a Hike

I live in the desert, and sometimes I like taking hikes to the more desert-y area behind my house.

Today I took Pride and Prejudice with me and read for a while at the top of the hill. It’s always nice to be out in the “wild” and read!