My “Uglies” Story

As you may know already, the Uglies series is one of my favorite series ever. (It’s by Scott Westerfeld – Check him out here: http://scottwesterfeld.com) Now, allow me to tell you the story of how I was reacquainted with the books.

Mariah’s “Uglies” Series Story

It all started last year, probably in late April or early May. I was in my school library, glancing around. As you may (or may not) know, my school library is absolutely TERRIBLE. The books are outdated and ripped. Only if there is nothing else on Earth may I give you permission to enter it’s doors. Well, I was in there (big surprise – yesterday was the first day I’d been in there since then!) and I just happened to see the spine of Uglies. I showed my friend, and told her I was going to check it out.

“No way,” she’d said, an amusing grin on her face. It was obvious she didn’t believe me, but she was wrong. I checked it out, and I was surprised how good it actually was! After I’d finished reading it, I checked out the entire rest of the series. I did all my book reports on the series, and by the time I’d finished reading the whole thing, the school year was already over.

Flash-forward to March 2014: I’d totally forgotten about the highly memorable series – instead I was catching up on Veronica Roth, John Green, and Marie Lu. I’d just finished publishing my post on TheCrazyBookshelf (my apologizing post, you can find it here: https://thecrazybookshelf.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/where-have-i-been/ ) when my iPod buzzed with an email. I lifted it up, opened my Mail app, and wasn’t too surprised when I got an email from iBooks, one of my favorite apps. I got emails from them a lot, so I clicked it. One of my biggest pet peeves is seeing that little red circle above the app in my home screen, so I tapped the email so it would be marked as “Read.”

I scrolled to the bottom of the email, and a headline caught my eye: “For Fans of Divergent.” I’m a fan of that book, so I checked the books listed under. And there it was – Uglies. I downloaded a sample and vowed myself that I’d check it out from the library. The very next day, I went back to my school library and pulled it off the shelf.

And that’s my story of how I got the book. Now I’m going to review it in just a few weeks. Thanks for reading my super-long story!

There we go. Italics are officially OFF! I’m so used to seeing them now xD

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I really love all of you ❤

-Mariah

Stay Crazy! 🙂

Social Media & Updates *EDITED*

So many updates, don’t you think? And all in a two-day time span. That’s so crazy. Now, let me get to the point of this post:

About Social Media:

I am in the works of creating a Twitter account. I’ve never had a Twitter account before so please bear with me! I’m going to probably create it in the next week or so, since I’m super busy with reviews and stuff. As for GoodReads, would you like me to create one especially for The Crazy Bookshelf? It’s really up to you guys 🙂 Leave some comments on your opinions, kay?

About Updates:

I guess the social media stuff counts as updates, right? But there’s more. I’m most likely going to be posting the Divergent Week agenda tomorrow, it just depends on how much homework/studying I have to do. That’s scheduled for tomorrow but it could be put up by Saturday at the latest. Also, don’t forget to fill out your Divergent PDF form! Like I mentioned before (did I?), I will be giving away 3 PDF copies of Divergent by Veronica Roth and 1 PDF copy of both Divergent and Insurgent away. Be expecting a ton of new reviews, including Alphas by Lisi Harrison and LA Candy by Lauren Conrad. I’m still about two weeks behind my calendar of reviews, so be expecting a TON in the month of April! I think instead of uploading a whole bunch of reviews this week I’ll just save them all for April 🙂 which means I’ll be changing some of my schedule around. Please bear with me through this! I love you all so much ❤

-Mariah

Stay crazy ❤

New Reviews Coming Soon!

Hi everybody!

I am so excited to start reviewing books. I’m just really busy right now (you know the drill, schoolwork and stuff), so when my schedule starts freeing up, maybe a bit later I’ll get right to reviewing, okay? While you’re waiting (patiently, I hope!), I’ll just give a messy list of the books I’m planning to review, I don’t know if they’re in order.

The Divergent Series (Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant) by Veronica Roth

Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson

-The Secrets of Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson

-The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

-The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

-Alphas by Lisi Harrison

-LA Candy by Lauren Conrad

-Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

-The Program by Suzanne Young

-What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang

-The Maze Runner by James Dashner

-The Legend Series (Legend, Prodigy, and Champion) by Marie Lu

-Reboot by Amy Tintera

The Hunger Games Series (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay) by Suzanne Collins

Just a heads-up, I’ve read WAY more books than that! But sometimes I can’t remember all of them, haha. My house is absolutely filled with books, so I’m hoping to reread some of them and review them later. These are the books I’m currently reading or planning to read, I’ll probably be finished in two or three weeks:

-The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer

-This World We Live in by Susan Beth Pfeffer

-The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer

(There are, like, four more but I can’t remember them right now and I’m not home. Sorry! I’ll update this post once I can get them. I just went to Barnes N’ Noble on Saturday to stock up!)

So that’s all for now! Sorry that there’s so much. I’m looking forward to review a lot. Don’t forget to share this post and tell your friends, just in case they’re looking for books to read. I’ll see you all in a short while!

Don’t forget to be here on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday! I’m going to try to get my first book review up then! (No saying what it’s going to be, you’ll just have to guess!

Also don’t forget to check out the poll just under this. I just want to see how you guys feel about my blog. Thanks for completing it! 😀

-Mariah 🙂