Obsessed: Quirky’s Bookish Must Have’s For October


If any of yall are part of my network on GoodReads you’ll see that I’ve got some snazzy statistics, to be terribly modest. I’ve read 469 books, currently reading 6 and have a whopping 769 books in my To-Read shelf. What does this mean exactly? For every book that I finish, I’ve added 2 in my To-Read shelf in its place. Oh dear at this rate I’ll never see my To-Read shelf dip below 500, though I am oddly content with that. Truly so, in my mind it means I’ll never be bored or lonely, I’ll always have my books or my other hobbies (which include, quilting, photography, sewing, embroidery and watercolor painting- I never have enough hands or time in the day for my hobbies).

Lately as I’ve browsed the Internets I’ve become super, obscenely and geekily excited about some books that I’ve recently discovered. GoodReads, you make my literary obsessions possible and I salute you. When I mean excited, I mean, I ran- tripped- stumbled my way to the local bookstore and Amazon to grab them. Seriously.

The Passage by Justin Cronin
I cannot wait till I get my hands on this. I have to read it. I first heard about The Passage on Cnn.com, well my father did, and he pretty much tripped over himself to tell me about it. Check out the description:

β€œIt happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.”

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fearβ€”of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

How can you NOT want to read this?

The Twelve by Justin Cronin
This awesomeness is book two Cronin’s series, and part of a trilogy. I love trilogies, they are beautiful because the series drags on for just enough to make you crazy and obsessed but not too much that you get bored and toss them. Description:

At the end of The Passage, the great viral plague had left a small group of survivors clinging to life amidst a world transformed into a nightmare. In the second volume of this epic trilogy, this same group of survivors, led by the mysterious, charismatic Amy, go on the attack, leading an insurrection against the virals: the first offensives of the Second Viral War.


I’m going to digress now a little, from my 2 literary obsessions to share something else that I am completely obsessed with and working on getting as we speak: a Polaroid camera.

My partner has recently expressed an interest in getting me a Polaroid camera. I’m in my 20s so when Polaroid was a big thing, I was a kid and didn’t really understand or appreciate the item. Now though, I am obsessed. I really want one and was ecstatic when she offered! Now, I don’t do anything without exhausting all research avenues possible. I recently discovered this great new program called the Impossible Project. Now I can’t figure out which one I want and if there are any literary camera freaks out there, I’d welcome your opinion! I don’t know whether to get a Polaroid 600 camera, SX-70 or Image/Spectra camera. I want one with a timer, and for some maddening reason I cannot find out which cameras do or if any of them even have a timer. Boo.



About Claire (BWB)

It's Claire (aka Quirky) from Bitches With Books, an online book blog that serves up a healthy dose of book reviews, lists + literary madness.
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3 Responses to Obsessed: Quirky’s Bookish Must Have’s For October

  1. Pingback: What’s the Want to Read Button? « Deb's Answers

  2. When NaNoWriMo is over, I have to work on getting my Goodreads up to date. Right now, there’s already morrre than enough on my plate. πŸ™‚
    I add books to my to-read list (mentally) way faster than I read them. Not.enough.time.in.the.day!
    Polaroid camera – YES! We’re getting one for our wedding, actually. Pretty sure it’s the Polaroid 600. I’ll have a look at that other one when I make some tab space. Lol.

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