Reading Updates: My current update for Cujo!

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Alright guys I know it’s like my third blog post today, but I figured you’d like an update for Cujo which I’m currently in the middle of reading. And kind of digesting, mulling over and trying to consider every aspect of at the same time. The plot of Stephen King’s Cujo is that a really, really big usually teddybear of a dog gets bitten by a rabid bat and then turns rabid and basically it’s a horror book about the dog running rabid killing people in a small town. Now, like I said, I saw the movie. I’m now reading the book for the first time. Also, this is my very first Stephen King book that I’m actually reading so I’m not entirely sure what to expect. But here’s the gist of what I’ve got already. It’s creepy how Cujo (the dog) has thoughts before and after being rabid. It makes him more personable and that’s creepy and horrific at the same time. Lots of foreshadowing happening right now. Cujo’s been bitten and is currently still pre rabid I believe. I’ve gotten a few pages farther than I was before and I’ll say this: I’m a little bored with the lack of action and horror so far, and I hate that it just kinda drones on about an ad agency two guys in the town run. I’m sure this is some type of significant piece of information, but to me, the way it looks is like some random arc and it’s really rather tedious to get through. I’m hoping that more action, like Cujo actually being rabid and running a muck in the town will happen sooner rather than later. I think I gave this book when I started it about a 6-7 out of 10. It’s still a good book. I can see why people like Stephen King’s writing, but at the same time, I’m also thinking this may be his own way of building up suspense for what’s really going to happen when the action finally takes off. For now though my rating’s dropped down to a 5/10 currently for this book while I’m in the process of reading it. Plot arcs are many in this book and I’m trying to figure out when I’ll actually get to be scared more of the rabid dog horror stuff than the horror of a boring ad agency type convo for a couple of pages that I feel goes on wayyyyy too long. So, that’s what I’m going with for now. 5/10. I’ll post another update when I get further and more things happen. But until then, get hyped, get excited and as always, happy reading. -Caroline

AHHHHHH!!! I have Literati Reward Status on Thriftbooks and the details on the under 5 dollar book that I got for free!

Flexing the Literati Rewards Status like:

Oh geez guys…I made Literati Tier Rewards for Thriftbooks WAY sooner than I thought! And I am SOOOOO Excited! This is probably gonna be one of my shorter posts because there are books waiting to be read at this very moment and I must answer their siren call! But yeah. I wanted you all to know. Literati status in book thrifting. I feel special. I have to say, that Thriftbooks rewards tiers and statuses are way better than any other book buying site I think I’ve ever used in my life and it’s addicting. Really addicting. Also, I’m pretty sure you guys are gonna wanna know what under 5 dollar book I chose to get for FREE from Thriftbooks, so without further adieu, here it is!

Why yes, if you guessed that that is Chicken Soup for the Soul: Here Comes the Bride Version than yes, you are absolutely correct it is! And that’s not to be confused with the Chicken Soup for the Bride’s Soul Version which is not the same book. I repeat, not the same book. Same subject matter though. I’m currently working to build up my Chicken Soup for the Soul library because…Have you seen the times we’re in lately? I think it’s more than needed to have some happy/good feeling books around right now. And, yes. I realize I am already married. But, I didn’t get to have an actual wedding and it’s kind of one of those things I’ve always dreamed about so, I’m more than a little still obsessed with bridal stuff, wedding stuff etc. It’s one of my fav subjects to read about honestly. I think 20 years from now I’ll still be a bridal romance genre lover/fan. Who knows? Maybe one day I’ll even write my own bridal romance genre series. So, with all that said, and revealed and shouted in caps because OMG FREE BOOK ALERT…Until next post, get hyped, get excited and as always, happy reading. -Caroline

More Thriftbooks that Came Today via Mail and What Else is on my List that will be Arriving Soon!

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Good afternoon guys! So, as I said earlier, I would be ordering more Thriftbooks to help restore my somewhat sanity over time. Also, yesterday I mentioned that some were supposed to be arriving today and I’ll drop a photo of the ones that indeed came actually today instead of yesterday because only one arrived yesterday and that was the Mass Effect: Ascension book. (Really great series by the way!) I’ll drop a picture below of the ones that arrived today actually like, half an hour ago by mail and yes I am so overly excited I don’t know what to do with myself. And yes, I am actually tempted to jump around from book to book trying to multitask in my reading because there are so many good options to choose from. It’s like a buffet for your mind, guys. It’s just that good and tempting. Too many books is never a problem. And you can never be too well read or educated as they say. Also, the list of the books that I have on order on Thriftbooks that I placed today, is as follows:

  • Disneystrology: What Your Birthday Character Says About You
  • Colorstrology: What Your Birthday Color Says About You
  • Vera Wang on Weddings
  • Lakeside Cottage by Susan Wiggs
  • The entire novella series of A Year of Weddings by Betsy St. Amant, Denise Hunter, and Deborah Raney
  • Haunted: Book One in the Harrison Investigation Series by Heather Graham

I am frequent shopper on Thriftbooks and I do use coupons and keep my orders all mainly under 10 dollars or less at any given time. There are some exceptions here and there but for the most part that’s what I stick to. I’m still at the rewards level Reader on the ReaderRewards for Thriftbooks and hoping to in a couple months from now earn the rewards level of Literati. Although, more good news about today’s order: I earned a free book from Thriftbooks!!!!! YES!!!! Oh my gosh but now the problem comes in like the problem everyone has at a buffet. So many good books. But only ONE book can I choose from the entire site under 5 bucks for FREE! OMG. It’s like heaven on earth people. Like I said, buffet for the mind. It’s gonna be a really hard decision I think for me because I’ve got a pretty long, detailed, organized and categorized wishlist on Thriftbooks and I’m gonna have to decide what ONE book it’ll be! Ugh. Tough decisions, right? I’ll let you guys know what book I chose next post. It’s probably going to be an obscure title, much like the rest of them that is some wacky edition and is only of interest to me, but you know, that’s the way it goes. And yes, it will be reviewed like every single other slightly random books that I’ll be getting from Thriftbooks. Book Thrifting and Book Reviews. Yeah, that’s what we’re gonna be focusing on. And of course, Aesthetic Posts, Music Playlists inspired by my Reading Journey’s etc. etc. And all the usual stuff that we do on here. So get hyped, and get excited, and as always. Happy Reading!- Caroline

The Thriftbook pile that arrived at my doorstep today! Yay!