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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
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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

Apr 12 '14

Submitted by: wisdomofthetrees

When “that book” is The Book Thief and though it reminded you why you love reading it also reminded you why you hate it sometimes.

Submitted by: wisdomofthetrees

When “that book” is The Book Thief and though it reminded you why you love reading it also reminded you why you hate it sometimes.

(Source: littlebookthings)

Apr 6 '14

So my mom showed me some of her old books from her childhood. The artwork is so beautiful! I thought it was worth sharing.

Apr 3 '14

Numbers

thecharactercomma:

When do you write them out?! Well, here’s how. This is mostly a guideline, though, because grammar books don’t quite agree on this one. As a general rule of thumb, if the number is 10 or over, you use numbers. If it’s under 10, you spell it out. So:

I have four apples.

He has 14 oranges.

My dad is 50 years old.

Easy peasy. IF you have a mix of numbers in the same sentence (say, in a list,) it doesn’t matter as long as the numbers match. So:

I have four apples and he has 14 oranges. (BAD)

I have four apples and he has fourteen oranges. (GOOD)

I have 4 apples and he has 14 oranges. (GOOD)

If you’ve got multiple groups of numbers, differentiate them:

If all 20 students write two letters, then the 8 war vets will receive five letters each.

If all twenty students write 2 letters, then the eight war vets will receive 5 letters each.

Chapter 3 has thirteen pages, while chapter 9 has seven.

If your sentence starts with a number, always spell it out.

Fourteen years ago, I made my first friend.

“Three hundred dollars?” he asked.

Two years isn’t so long.

Spell out fractions.

“You ate three-fourths of the pie already?”

Type dates and times as numbers.

He arrived at 6:30.

School starts on September 25th.

Unless you’re using o’clock.

Dinner will be ready at seven o’clock.

I went to bed at eleven o’clock.

I say they’re like guidelines because I’ve heard some people say that any number ending in “0” should be spelled out. So ten, twenty, thirty, and up through ninety should be spelled out instead of typed as 10, 20, 30, 90, etc. Whichever rule you choose to follow, just be consistent with it!

(Other less common rules are covered here)

—E

Apr 3 '14

In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Cornelius Fudge tells the Prime Minister that the previous one “tried to throw him out the window.” HBP is set in 1996, the PM was John Major. Before him it was Margaret Thatcher.

wenchingwithshakespeare:

fauxgingerwithasoul:

MARGARET THATCHER TRIED TO THROW THE MINISTER OF MAGIC OUT THE WINDOW.

SHE WASN’T CALLED THE IRON LADY FOR NOTHING.

I don’t normally post things like this, but it was far too good to pass up.