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Good, Bad, and Ugly Books

Hi! I'm Rebecca, a teenager who loves reading and reviewing books! I have had this blog for over two years, and it's been an amazing journey. GBU Books has grown from a Tumblr blog to a Facebook page to an actual website with over 1,500 followers. I'm always expanding GBU Books, so please look at the links above for other versions of my website. Besides reviewing, I have a couple of weekly segments, which you can read about in the tabs above. So check out the website, ask questions, and don't forget to click the follow button! Note: Any pictures I post are not mine unless I say otherwise. Thanks to Nicole for the background and header!

Rebecca's bookshelf: read

The Running Dream
Notes from an Accidental Band Geek
Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters
An Abundance of Katherines
Across the Universe
Liar & Spy
Skinny
The Fortunes of Indigo Skye
Legend
Before I Fall
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Johnny Tremain
Animal Farm
Blue Moon
Someone Like You
The Scorch Trials
Looking for Alaska
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
The Fault in Our Stars
The Maze Runner


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2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Rebecca has read 1 book toward her goal of 54 books.
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Apr 22 '14

werewolf1992:

whiteboyfriend:

NPR posted an article with a title asking why people don’t read anymore, but the content was just an April Fools joke. Then people started to embarrass themselves.

(gawker)

This is brilliant

Apr 20 '14

Well I’m gonna start reading Game of Thrones…I need something to get out of this reading slump, let’s hope this is it!

Apr 20 '14

reblog if you vow not to attack anybody based on their taste in books from this moment on.

(Source: bookmad)

Apr 20 '14

bookphile:

adventuresonpaper:

bookmad:

remember that one text post where it says that the book community is the best and most peaceful community on all of tumblr

welcome to my blog motherf*ckers

yeah i never did think that was very accurate. the book community has many very lovely people and some not too great people. like most communities 

It was one of the reasons I didn’t reblog it. Honestly, have people seen arguments over characters and plots? Do people ignore the hate towards John Green because suddenly it’s popular to hate him. I got called a b*tch because I said I wanted to slap a character for being an idiot. I see people attacked and judged for books they like reading. Over format they like reading in. Come on, are we forgetting Twilight? And how most people hate it just because? Or 50 shades? People will literally pour a bucket of shit over you if you say you like a book that’s popular to hate. We may seem nice on the outside, but book lovers can be one of the most vicious individuals, because we know how to tear people down with just words.

Apr 17 '14
fuckyeahexistentialism:

"On the shelves were the books bound in a cardboard-like material, pale, like tanned human skin, and the manuscripts were intact. In spite of the room’s having been shut up for many years, the air seemed fresher than in the rest of the house. Everything was so recent that several weeks later, when Úrsula went into the room with a pail of water and a brush to wash the floor, there was nothing for her to do. Aureliano Segundo was deep in the reading of a book. Although it had no cover and the title did not appear anywhere, the boy enjoyed the story of a woman who sat at a table and ate nothing but kernels of rice, which she picked up with a pin, and the story of the fisherman who borrowed a weight for his net from a neighbor and when he gave him a fish in payment later it had a diamond in its stomach, and the one about the lamp that fulfilled wishes and about flying carpets. Surprised, he asked Úrsula if all that was true and she answered him that it was, that many years ago the gypsies had brought magic lamps and flying mats to Macondo.
“What’s happening,” she sighed, “is that the world is slowly coming to an end and those things don’t come here any more.””
Gabriel García Márquez

fuckyeahexistentialism:

"On the shelves were the books bound in a cardboard-like material, pale, like tanned human skin, and the manuscripts were intact. In spite of the room’s having been shut up for many years, the air seemed fresher than in the rest of the house. Everything was so recent that several weeks later, when Úrsula went into the room with a pail of water and a brush to wash the floor, there was nothing for her to do. Aureliano Segundo was deep in the reading of a book. Although it had no cover and the title did not appear anywhere, the boy enjoyed the story of a woman who sat at a table and ate nothing but kernels of rice, which she picked up with a pin, and the story of the fisherman who borrowed a weight for his net from a neighbor and when he gave him a fish in payment later it had a diamond in its stomach, and the one about the lamp that fulfilled wishes and about flying carpets. Surprised, he asked Úrsula if all that was true and she answered him that it was, that many years ago the gypsies had brought magic lamps and flying mats to Macondo.

“What’s happening,” she sighed, “is that the world is slowly coming to an end and those things don’t come here any more.””

Gabriel García Márquez

(Source: agooddaytodie)

Apr 16 '14

lissawritingsworth asked:

Oh I would love to part of your other book blogs if that's okay? ^_^

Added! Thanks for following :D 

Anyone else interested in being a part of my Other Book Blogs list?

Apr 15 '14

alovelylittlelibrary asked:

Can I be on your list of book blogs?

Added! Thanks for following :D

Anyone else want to be added to my Other Book Blogs list? 

Apr 15 '14

unboundbooks:

Book Release Day [4/15/2014]…The Ones I’m Psyched For!

Read my thoughts on each of these book over at Unbound Books!

Apr 15 '14
lecharmaine:

March book challenge: Day 9 - Guilty pleasure.
I am slightly ashamed to admit that I love Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars series as much as the next 13 year old girl. (I’m 23.) I once consumed two books in one sitting.

lecharmaine:

March book challenge: Day 9 - Guilty pleasure.

I am slightly ashamed to admit that I love Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars series as much as the next 13 year old girl. (I’m 23.) I once consumed two books in one sitting.

Apr 12 '14

I know I haven’t written a review in like a month but I promise I’ve been trying so hard to write this Allegiant review and I only get a sentence in before I have to go cool off xD