Monthly Archives: June 2013

Are You A Restless Reader?

Rain City Reads   June 25, 2013   Comments Off on Are You A Restless Reader?

Oh man, this is SO familiar. My biggest problem occurs when the book I’m reading is so engrossing that I don’t even notice I’m uncomfortable before serious (and probably permanent) damage is done. This reminds me of a hilarious YouTube video I watched ages ago: Which caused me to exclaim: “WHO WAS RECORDING ME IN MY BEDROOM???” What’s your favourite… Read more »

The World is a Scary and Sad Place.

Rain City Reads   June 24, 2013   Comments Off on The World is a Scary and Sad Place.

Did you know that the four Twilight books sold over 116 million copies – and Stephen King’s entire works sold only twice that? Check out this and 12 other booky facts in Buzzfeeds’ article “13 Utterly Disappointing Facts About Books.” Though it might depress you, it’s interesting nonetheless – and makes me really inspired to pick up a book! //<![CDATA[… Read more »

PAPER TOWNS – John Green

Rain City Reads   June 23, 2013   Comments Off on PAPER TOWNS – John Green

After finishing The Fault In Our Stars (aka The Blue Book) in a blizzard of Kleenex, I wanted more of John Green’s writing. So I moved on to Paper Towns looking for more of the poignant and humorous narrative. The first thing I’ll say is this definitely is not The Blue Book. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good and entertaining… Read more »

DASH & LILY’S BOOK OF DARES – Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Rain City Reads   June 21, 2013   Comments Off on DASH & LILY’S BOOK OF DARES – Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

First thing to say about this book is that it was written by the same duo responsible for Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (yeah, the one that was made into a movie with Michael Cera and Kat Dennings). So that gives you an idea of the sort of story it is. Cute and quirky. It’s the story of two teens… Read more »

THE NAME OF THE STAR – Maureen Johnson

This book grabbed my by the throat and just wouldn’t let go. It’s the story of Rory Devraux, a Louisiana teen whose parents relocate to Bristol (in England), giving Rory a choice of schools for her senior year of high school. She picks Wexford, a boarding school located in London – right in the area of London that served as… Read more »

Book Depository’s 25 Hours of Deals – ON NOW!!

Rain City Reads   June 20, 2013   Comments Off on Book Depository’s 25 Hours of Deals – ON NOW!!

My favourite online book-shopping destination is at it again! Book Depository is offering 25 hours of book deals – a new one every 15 minutes. But the catch is that when they’re sold – they’re sold! Follow them on Twitter (@bookdepository) to see all the new deals as they come out. //<![CDATA[ var sc_project=10144299; var sc_invisible=1; var sc_security="82f610c9"; var scJsHost… Read more »


  Better known amongst my group of friends as “The Blue Book” (for obvious reasons), this book took me completely by surprise. A friend of mine recommended it, saying that he loved it, that it made him all emotional and that I should definitely read it. So one Sunday when I was recovering from a horrible case of the flu,… Read more »