Saturday, 19 April 2014

#PTALive Melbourne 2014 Book Haul


So Bookhaul time :)))

So if you have checked out my last blogpost which was a recap of PTALive Melbourne, you'll know that I gotten some books from bookworld since it was discounted.

I purchased 3 books and in the show bag we were given a new released book for free!

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So we were all given a copy of this at PTA Live and what's interesting about this is that its a non-fiction book about a girl who finds a 1950's popular guide and uses it for a "social experiment". What's really cool about the book is that the author is still in High School! 

I am definitely looking forward to reading this!

Side Effects May Vary


Written from the perspectives of both Harvey and Alice, in Side Effects May Vary, Julie Murphy weaves a compelling story of friendship, relationships and love, with a little bit of death thrown in for good measure; at least for a while.

When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs. So she convinces her best friend Harvey, who's loved her forever, to help with compiling a crazy just-dying-to-do bucket list, that's as much about revenge as it is about redemption. But just when Alice's scores are settled, she goes into remission. Now she must face the consequences of all she's said and done and discover just what happens when we say our 'final' words, only to find that life isn't through with us yet.

Sharp, witty and poignant - this is a book written for all ages
Okay so this is the only book I had in mind when i went for PTA Live
When i first heard about this from book reviewers who gotten ARCs for this and saw the title, one thing came into my mind ... 
I have just started reading this and from the first few chapters IT IS VERY DIFFERENT from TFIOS but in a good way.

Muahahaha *sorry Steph :P

My friend Stephine reading Side Effect May Very during the break.  

"One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time."

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.

As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase's family embraces Samantha - even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha's world. She's suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A transporting debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another

The moment I step into PTA Live, gotten an seat, rush down to the bookworld table to brows trough the selection of bookk, my heart jump when i saw this as i heard A Lot of good things about this!! 

Some of my fav booktubers rave highly about this book so i decided to get myself a copy.

Also it was only $10 which was cheaper than what I was expecting to pay.

Just One Day (Just One Day #1)

From the New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay

Allyson Healey's life is exactly like her suitcase—packed, planned, ordered. Then on the last day of her three-week post-graduation European tour, she meets Willem. A free-spirited, roving actor, Willem is everything she’s not, and when he invites her to abandon her plans and come to Paris with him, Allyson says yes. This uncharacteristic decision leads to a day of risk and romance, liberation and intimacy: 24 hours that will transform Allyson’s life.
A book about love, heartbreak, travel, identity, and the “accidents” of fate, Just One Day shows us how sometimes in order to get found, you first have to get lost. . . and how often the people we are seeking are much closer than we know.

I really want to read Gayle Forman books and the first one i saw was "Just One Day" so during the intermission i picked it up.

Will get the sequel "Just One Year" if I enjoy it but I am hitting myself in the head for not getting "It I Stay" which from what I heard is also turned into a movie.


I've showed this in my other blogpost but hey ... I did Haul it :P


*happy dance*


Bookworld Bookmarks

Lets play a game of how long this guys will last since i tend to loose bookmarks fast! lol

 Check out my youtube Channel RowReads where i chit chat more about the books.

BookWorld which is an Australian online bookseller were selling some of the recommended books at the event and I might have gotten myself some new books since they were discounted.

They also had a coupon code of 20% off the site


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how long will the bookmarks last?? lol 
Till Next Time 

~oxox rotan~

1 comment:

  1. I love your hauls! I'm a bookworm myself too! How did you manage to make a widget with the books you've read? It looks so cool! :) Follow back dear? :)