It's Friday! Yay! I look forward to Friday, even though I am a SAHM. It means we get to explore!
This weekend we are hoping to pop into a local distillery (child friendly!) And take a daytrip to Boston! It is looking to be a beautiful weekend, weather wise.
Do you have any weekend plans?
Hey Book Nerds, Review Time:
I have so many emotions with this book. It’s the first book in the Gabriel Series. I would describe this book with Pride & Prejudice meets modern angst. A lot of their dialogue is very proper and formal. I enjoyed this book so much. It was long, but I felt like I got so much of the story out of it. The story overall was so intriguing and you saw two strong characters find love in each other’s pain. •••
Gabriel is so cruel in the beginning. He doesn’t know how to handle his emotions. The only way he does is by lashing out and being angry. He has a short temper, but when you find out why he’s so angry it breaks your heart. The amount of pain that he endured in his lifetime made a more vulnerable character. When he does realize he’s in love with Julia omg that kind hearted man comes out. It’s the most beautiful thing to witness. •••
Julia when we first meet her she’s so shy and her character shows her as fragile, but when you witness the independent fierce side of her it’s amazing! You have to reanalyze her character because she’s not fragile. She’s quite the opposite and it’s so freeing seeing her character break out of that shell. The things she goes through only made her stronger and it really showed. •••
I’m excited to continue the series and see where their love heads. It was the first book I read that’s part of a series that doesn’t have a cliffhanger. •••
Rating: ⭐️ 4.5/5
Steam: 🔥 3/3
A; for me that book is serpent and dove. I have been dying to read this books for months. Everyone I trust has rated this book 5 stars but I just keep pushing it off because I’m very intimidated by it!
I am on my way to chris’ for the weekend and I’m actually excited for the long drive so I can keep listening to restore me. I’m also currently reading obsidian and it’s looking like it’s going to be a fast read! Have a good Friday everyone 💖
Happy Friday! Do you have any of the new @chilternpublishing editions yet? I think Emma is my favorite cover out of the new ones. What’s yours? *
What do you have planned for the weekend? My mom is coming to stay with me and I’m excited to take her around and spend time together. Have a good weekend!
What are some of your favorite feel-good books? 💕
After watching To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You I couldn’t stop thinking about all the books I’ve read that gave me the same feeling that watching that movie did. I’m sharing 13 of them on my blog today! It was such a fun post to put together and now I want to read all the cute YA contemporaries so tell me your favorites and check out the ones I recommended on my blog @bookish_tay
📚Cosy knit and a new read📚
Mood reading rule number one?
Read the one that you want to 🙌
It’s been sixteen years since Gretel last saw her mother, half a lifetime to forget her childhood on the canals. But a phone call will soon reunite them, and bring those wild years flooding back: the secret language that Gretel and her mother invented; the strange boy, Marcus, living on the boat that final winter; the creature said to be underwater, swimming ever closer.
🖤This is one of my most anticipated releases of the year—and I cannot WAIT to dive in. Many many thanks to @torbooks for my review copy.
🖤 YOU LET ME IN is an atmospheric, haunting, and sinister debut novel by Camilla Bruce that is said to be a perfect mix of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane and Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects... Need I say more??
ABOUT THE BOOK:
🖤Cassandra Tipp is dead...or is she?
🖤After all, the notorious recluse and eccentric bestselling novelist has always been prone to flights of fancy—everyone in town remembers the shocking events leading up to Cassie's infamous trial (she may have been acquitted, but the insanity defense only stretches so far).
🖤Cassandra Tipp has left behind no body—just her massive fortune, and one final manuscript.
🖤Then again, there are enough bodies in her past—her husband Tommy Tipp, whose mysterious disembowelment has never been solved, and a few years later, the shocking murder-suicide of her father and brother.
🖤Cassandra Tipp will tell you a story—but it will come with a terrible price. What really happened, out there in the woods—and who has Cassie been protecting all along? Read on, if you dare...
I posted this on my @hardins.viridity account the other day & forgot to make a post. My favorite author is too much & made me smile instead of cry. Thank you so much @nicolefiorinabooks ❤️❤️ NOYE is out now so make sure you’re getting lost in loving Ollie like I am!
Happy Friday!!!! I hope you all are having a wonderful day.
Today’s post is a review, no surprise there, it’s my second ★★★★★ book of the year and I must admit that I’ve read some amazing books so far this year and was wondering how you all are doing, reading wise? How have the books you read been so far?
This week, Tuesday, was the official release day of Wild at Heart - it was probably one of my most anticipated books of the year. I had the chance to read it early, and unsurprisingly fell head over heels in love with Call and Jonah - AGAIN!!!!
My heartfelt gratitude goes to @katucker_ for writing a sequel that couldn’t have been any better in my eyes. With Wild at Heart, I got exactly what I wanted, actually I got MORE! I got amazing Calla and Jonah scenes, more Alaska, fantastic supporting characters, and a relationship that only got better with time. I loved seeing Calla be secure in Jonah’s love for her. I enjoyed seeing her make friends and tackling day to day life in Alaska. Calla was incredibly strong and didn’t give up when it got rocky.
Jonah is still one of my most favorite heroes. His bluntness and signature grumpiness was like catnip for me. His devotion towards Calla was everything. And he was incredibly swoony when he put his mind to it.
Most of all I loved how both, Calla and Jonah, gave their all to make a life in Alaska a possibility not just a dream. Their love, passion and determination was what carried this novel.
The book couldn’t have been written any more perfect for me personally. And I’m actually debating on re-reading it again in the very near future. Are you a fan of Calla and The Yeti?
Quick Fire Question: WOULD YOU RATHER BE AN ELF OR AN ORC?
Hey— Call me crazy but I choose Orc! 😈 I love the books and I'm addicted to binge-watching the films. One of my fave scenes to always watch is the part where the Orc (Uglúk) says: "Looks like meat's back on the menu boys!" 🍖🍖🍖
C'mon! Tell me it wouldn't be fun as an Orc?! Ahh good times, good times.. 😂
▫▫▫ #bookscoasttocoastfeb20 | FAVE QUOTE #ampersandfeb20 | LANGUAGE
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
— The Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien)
Happy Friday, guys! Enjoy your weekend.
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What's the one book you read recently that you didn't like?
“For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” ~ Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins 💗
Are there things that irritate you irrationally? Things that don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things, but they drive you nuts? One of mine is when people call macarons ‘macaroons’. Macarons and macaroons are two completely different things; macarons are heavenly, light-as-air meringue cookie-type things with ganache in the middle. Macaroons are sweet little coconutty blob things. They’re both good but THEY’RE NOT THE SAME THING! 😂🙈
Something else that irritates me is when authors write a book with a foreign setting and get things wrong (I’m not talking about Anna and the French Kiss here just FYI). I’m currently reading a book that’s mostly set in London with a side trip to Paris and the author has gotten several things wrong that have made me cringe. 😖
Anyway, speaking of macarons and Paris (super smooth segue, right? 😆), this adorable Marie & Macaron book sleeve is from @alwaysseptembershop. Every time I look at it, I get a big dopey grin on my face because it’s just so damn cute. 😍 Be sure to check out Carly’s Etsy shop for a variety of gorgeous, high-quality sleeves, fabric bookmarks, and scrunchies, and if you use the code SWEET10 you’ll save 10% on your purchase. 💗
I hope you all have a great Friday! 😘 .
Book crushes #cozyascanbee
Favourite quote #bookscoasttocoastfeb20
SALT SLOW is a gorgeous, electric collection of short stories by Julia Armfield that I have fallen completely in love with. This collection is built on the ‘thrum of bodies and almost-bodies’, but for all that SALT SLOW focuses on corporeality and the way we manage our own & other’s bodies, Armfield’s stories are not just horrifyingly human, but also otherworldly, pushing — very slightly but startlingly — the limits of experience to create worlds that J U S T edge past normality.
Armfield’s prose is to die for, oozing a graphic sensuousness that makes you gasp alternately in horror and in awe. She describes ‘a smell more like a temperature’, and we encounter the ‘morning sky, gasp of purple, like the dark part at the back of a throat.’ One of my favourite sentences in the book is from the final story of the collection (after which it is also named): ‘The pain is overwhelming, a vast OOMing, waves over her head’. 🌊
The focus on bodies necessarily foregrounds the complex relationship girls have with theirs, which Armfield delineates with uncompromising vividness. Schoolgirls ‘talk long, indulgent circles of self-hatred. It is Girl Language — a cosy bonding rite. We are all convinced we are too fat, too short, too ugly … every grievance made to top what came before.’ Ha, who among us hasn’t done this? Women’s bodies are sometimes things we can understand and control, but at other times terrible despots, ‘follow[ing] some strange internal rhythm that feels numbered and learned by rote’.
There is also the relations between bodies, the way we kiss (‘with an intensity which imagined him already halfway out the door’) and grasp and sleep and wake up with one another. Everything is physical and felt, even the way she ‘loved him for the *ache* of his kindness and the things he chose not to *see*.’ But there is, also, the concomitant feelings of relations between bodies — hunger, yearning, comfort, disgust, remorse.
SALT SLOW reveals us in our stark, human nakedness, the bits we’d prefer to keep under wraps. One of my favourites of the year already! I cannot wait to devour more of Julia Armfield’s astonishing, unnerving, sharply gorgeous writing.⚡️
Q: What's something people might be surprised to find out you like to read?
A: This one always seems to surprise people, for me. I love science. Quantum physics and quantum mechanics especially.. but anything related is great too. A former S.O. of mine used to tell me it was weird for girls to like science.
Head over to Betwixt The Sheets (link in bio) to check out my review of 'How to Find a Higgs Boson and Other Big Mysteries in the World of Very Small' by Ivo Van Vulpen. It's great even for a novice physics reader and I'll tell you why!
What are you currently watching? I need show recs
I just binge Love is Blind on Netflix and I was so good! I having a strong craving to rewatch Scandal because I WAS SO GOOD! BUT my ship is Olivia and Jake (his eyes melt me. I am a sucker for a man who is willing to bring the sky down for you. I also want to start season 5 of cable girls because its the last season but they divided it into 2 parts so I think I will wait for Part 2 to be available. If you need recs these shows are incredible:
-One Day at the Time
Gorgeous exclusive edition from @owlcrate and the character cards were part of the preorder incentive I AM OBSESSED WITH THE ART. My code to save for @owlcrate is BERRY10
I loved this book! I was feeling pretty neutral about it going in but I like books about internet culture commentary so it quickly won me over. The main character is a girl gamer (streamer) who is mercilessly attacked online (and eventually in real life) for her race and gender. Even as the trolling mounts she doesn’t know if she should stop streaming (because it feels like giving in to what they want) or fight back when it feels hopeless because there are so many people and they are using anonymous accounts. The other lead character is a boy who’s family doesn’t really understand their sons passion for gaming and developing games. Aaron works for an indie game company that constantly puts off paying him but uses his work anyway. It was an interesting story line about work and family. I also like how they handled Aaron and Divya relationship. Aaron was very conscious of their interactions and knew Divya was handling things on her own and didn’t need a savior. He was always their for support and was a good friend. Same with Divya and her girl friend. They were very good about validating each other’s emotions while stilling being encouraging and supportive.
My review makes it sound like the book had a lot going on (which it did) but it flows together smoothly and is an easy read! If you like gaming or just internet culture in general then this book is for you!
Book blurb in comments!
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A Secret Love by Debra Jess @debra.jess
Secrets, like lightning, can strike.
Dedicated to defending Thunder City, superhero Serena Jakes must work with the family of her ex-fiancé, Nik Blackwood, if she's going to climb the ranks of Thunder City's superhero community. Even worse, when her estranged sister sends a coded message begging for help, Nik's younger brother, Alek, is the only one who steps up and offers his assistance.
Alek Blackwood fell in love with Serena the moment Nik introduced them. As Highlight, she has the ability to make sunlight dance at her fingertips, just like he has the ability to make lightning dance in the sky. Working with Serena over the years made him admire her for her dedication and loyalty to the superhero community. When Serena asks for aid, he knows this is the perfect time to show her he’s more than just Nik’s younger brother.
Alek risking his life for Serena’s family makes her see him in a new light. When the rescue takes a dangerous turn and the truth of long-buried emotions emerge, can Serena trust Alek with her heart? Or will the past come back to haunt them both?
Happy Friday Friends! What are your plans for the weekend? I can't believe #historicalfictionathon is coming to a close in a couple days, so aside from a family dinner tomorrow night, I plan to read as much as possible before midnight on Sunday haha. These last couple weeks have been so fun, and I've LOVED seeing the posts being shared ☺️
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Another 5 star Mary Oliver read, this time essays instead of poetry. I really enjoyed how she delved into the craft of writing and her early relationship with poetry. Of course included were wonderful descriptions and observations of nature, in true Mary Oliver fashion. Just as Patti Smith makes me want to sit at a corner table in a cafe and drink black coffee, Mary Oliver makes me want to take a long walk through the woods or a beautiful field. Which Dallas doesn’t really have. 🤷🏼♀️
✨Review✨ No, We Can’t Be Friends by Sophie Ranald ⭐️⭐️
Marketed as a romantic comedy, this novel fell flat for a few reasons. When I read the synopsis I was really excited to read about a woman who just got her heart broken because of her adulterous husband and she was on the path to finding herself and being a strong woman. Instead I did not get romance, comedy or this major growth. MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!
1. So the big climatic event didn't even happen till about half way through the novel. I think it would have been so much better if this event occurred before the novel started or at least happened within the first couple chapters. I don't need to know Myles or his mistress at all and would have rather not gotten to know them. From about the second chapter on I knew who the mistress was and I kept thinking okay when will she figure it out, why did it take so long? I wanted to see more Sloane growing as a woman and finding her strong, independent side instead of being introduced to a whole cast of characters I didn't need to know very well to be on Sloane's side.
This was definitely my main issue. I did not get enough character growth, the disloyalty was discovered too late and it just made the story quite slow and annoying to get through.
I remember first reading The Great Gatsby when I was a teenager and I distinctly remember being incredibly disappointed. I'd heard so much hype about this book, and our English teacher had spent a good 20 minutes gushing about it and how it's a masterpiece and yadi yadi yada and all I'd managed to get from it was a boring, lopsided love story. I actually didn't reread it till was in university and had to do a project on it. My opinion had changed because by that time I had matured enough as a reader to look for more than plot. I understood why Fitzgerald was adored by so many people, I identified with his characters and couldn't condemn them so easily anymore. Our world isn't as black and white as we strive to see when we are younger and we grow to appreciate the different shades of grey as we get older. I still think it's one of the most misunderstood books of our time, just look at the "Gatsby" themed parties that are in vogue right now. Our poor protagonist was so misunderstood throughout the story and this sense of misunderstanding seems to be interlinked with his legacy.
Are you familiar with Fitzgerald work? Have you read any of his stories? .
. . #Fitzgerald#thegreatgatsby#greatgatsby#bookgram#englishliteratureenthusiast#englishlit#englishliterature#classics#classicliterature#bookreview#bookphotograph#booksofinstagram#bookaesthetic#flowers#booklover#bookobsession#ilovereading#greenlight#readingtime#booknerd#bookworm#bookcommunity#book
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Do you know more than one language? How did you learn your second or third language? Any tips? 😁
“Scriveners learn several mortal tongues as children before they begin learning the gods’ language. This helps them understand the flexibility of language and of the mind itself, for there are many concepts that exist in some languages that cannot even be approximated in others. This is how the gods’ tongue works; it allows the conceptualization of the impossible.”
— from The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, by N. K. Jemisin
I loveee this quote about the gods’ language in Jemisin’s Inheritance trilogy… Language is one of my favorite parts about worldbuilding in fantasy novels and the world Jemisin built in this series is by far one of the most organic and original I’ve ever encountered and definitely one of my favorites.
I’ve decided to keep going and finish at least all the way through Level 1 on Duolingo in German before switching back to Irish. I’m primarily just interested in learning how to read German and seeing how it relates to the Germanic languages I’m already familiar with (English & Swedish).
I spend a little time with my German language copy of Rilke’s poetry after each lesson, not really having any idea how to actually translate it, but I’m just trying to develop some degree of familiarity with the language as it exists on the published page.
I’ve always been interested in linguistics and etymology and those sorts of things but I don’t speak any other languages fluently at all. I studied French all through highschool and college but I was too shy to really practice and get good at it. I can read French and Swedish somewhat efficiently but that’s about it… 😬
Duolingo offers such a great introduction to a new language and for Irish I’ve also been using the Pimsleur program to train my ear better since Irish gets pretty gnarly in terms of its orthography versus its pronunciation. 😅
Let me know if you know (either speaking or reading) more than one language, and how you learned your second/third languages, and if you have any tips for me in terms of learning to read a new language!
3 1855 minutes ago
“I apologize for anything I might have done. I was not myself.”
“I apologize for shooting you in the leg.” said Lila. “I was myself entirely.
-V.E. Schwab, A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1 )
Hi readers ❣️ I’m #currentlyreading 2 books: - “War and Peace” by Tolstoy (started in January and really I’m taking my time rereading it. Mostly I read it before going to bed btw) - “A Conjuring of Light” by Victoria Schwab.
And you? What are you currently reading?
Ps: bye I’ll go back to listen to BTS’ new album I love so much! 🤩
Buon venerdì lettori,
Piccolo aggiornamento di lettura perché oggi voglio soltanto ascoltare il nuovo album “ MAP OF THE SOUL:7 “ dei BTS🤩
Comunque,iI libri in lettura sono 2:
- “Guerra e Pace”,iniziato a Gennaio e che piano piano mi sto portando avanti ( in realtà è una rilettura e ho voluto prendermi tutto il tempo per godermelo meglio rispetto alla prima volta, comunque sono quasi alla fine e presto dovrei riuscire a terminarlo)
- “Dark”di Victoria Schwab. Sono a buon punto, poche pagine per arrivare alla metà.
E voi, cosa state leggendo? Avete già pensato alla prossima lettura? ⠀⠀
. #blanketbooktea#aconjuringoflight#victoriaschwab#guerraepace#warandpeace#tolstoy#bookaesthetic#aesthetic#aesthetically#ipreview via @preview.app
2 1255 minutes ago
Yasmina Khadra || L’attentat
L’attentat c’est l’histoire d’Amine, un israélien d'origine arabe, qui a tout réussi dans la vie, il a un bon travail comme chirurgien, est bien intégré en Israël et vit heureux avec sa femme, Sihem, d'origine palestinienne. Un jour, dans un restaurant de Tel-Aviv, une femme se fait exploser au milieu de dizaines de clients. À l'hôpital, Amine a passé sa journée à opérer les nombreuses victimes de l'attentat. Plus tard, on l'appelle chez lui, en plein milieu de la nuit, pour lui demander de revenir d'urgence à l'hôpital, où on lui annonce que la kamikaze était sa femme .. -
J’avais découvert Yasmina Kadra (nom de plume de l'écrivain algérien Mohammed Moulessehoul) à travers « Ce que le jour doit à la nuit » que j’avais bien apprécié mais sans plus. Avec « L’attentat », je découvre une écriture beaucoup plus intense, plus frappante et qui, par conséquent, m’a énormément touché! J’ai trouvé particulièrement puissant le chapitre d’ouverture, tout va au ralenti, je me voyais au milieu de ce chaos, tout juste après l’horreur. -
« Les morts sont morts et finis, quelque part ils ont purgé leurs peines. Quant aux vivants, ce ne sont que des fantômes en avance sur leur heure .. » -
Si le roman est centré autour du conflit israélo-palestinien, il aurait très bien pû porter aussi sur la véritable nature des gens qui nous entourent. Est-ce qu’on les connait vraiment ou on pense les connaitre? Ou est-ce qu’on se fie à la représentation qu’on se fait d’eux? La plume de l’auteur est puissante, le cheminement du roman est très bien mené sans parti pris politique. On essaye de comprendre le geste de Sihem tout comme Amine qui va mener sa propre enquête du tréfonds de ses souvenirs à la recherche du moindre petit signe précurseur qui lui aurait échappé jusqu'au cœur des villes palestiniennes ravagées par la guerre. -
« On peut tout te prendre ; tes biens, tes plus belles années, l’ensemble de tes joies, et l’ensemble de tes mérites, jusqu’à ta dernière chemise il te restera toujours tes rêves pour réinventer le monde que l’on t’a confisqué »
#QOTD : If you could call upon an angel right now, what would you ask for?
. . #thegirlonthegoreviews
With the right amount of magic, one can do wonders. But when angelic magic is involved, everything is unstable and one may never know what consequences would be bestowed. Liliath is blinded by love and power. To get reunited with the one she loves, she would wreck havoc without batting an eyelid. While her character is incredibly flawed, I can't help but share a quote from the book itself in her defence. "So young, so impossibly gifted, and yet so unwise, all bound up together. "
The starting was amazing but unwittingly slow. I found myself crease my brows because so much information was being scattered from all ends. So many names, difficult names! It was hard to follow at times.
The plot was beautiful. Read like a historical novel, dipped in fantasy and filled with adventure. I can imagine this being adapted into a tv series because it would be a very good fit.
The characters were carefully crafted, each with their woes and wonders. And it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that Liliath was the most complex of them all.
Drawing to a conclusion, while this novel pleasantly surprised me and kept me alert, it also held me unwillingly captive when the plot thickened rather unnecessarily. With a balance of these feelings from both sides of the coin, I would say that Angel Mage was difficult but pleasant to read. Garth Nix can do wonders when it comes to magic and creating worlds out of a whim!
Thanks a lot to @hachette_india for this beautiful arc! 💙
4 6657 minutes ago
I can't believe 2k of you want to follow my nonsense. I truly appreciate it. Y'all are amazing! So I've decided to host a giveaway for you lovelies.
The winner will receive $20 worth of books from book depository or Amazon!
•Follow me (stay awhile! I'm kind of nice.)
•Comment telling me what book you'd like to get.
•Tag 2 friends in the same comment.
•Share in your stories for 24 hrs. Don't forget to tag me.
« 𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘢𝘭𝘵, 𝘸𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘢𝘭𝘵, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘢𝘭𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯.” 🐚🌊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📌 If you read “House of Salt and Sorrows”, did it frighten you? ⭐️🙈 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So far, this month, in terms of reading goals, has been terrible. I have only managed to read two books, but it’s absolutely okay because I was so satisfied with both books. ❄️🌟 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I loved “House of Salt and Sorrows”. I’m usually not very fond of first person POV but this one was definitely an exception. I’m so glad that the author decided to write it from Annaleigh’s perspective. It was beautifully written, and it caught me by surprise by making my eyes teary when I was only a few pages in. ✨💧 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But, can we talk about how frightening this book is ? While reading, I kept throwing glances over my shoulder. At one point, I went reading next to my husband because I was literally getting paranoid. 👁👻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
(Pas de traduction française parce que ce livre n’a pas été traduit en français. 🇫🇷) #bookstagram#houseofsaltandsorrows#book#booklover#bookworm#booknerd#bookstagrammer#booksofinstagram#bookphotography#bookaesthetic#bookish#bookobsessed#bookcommunity#februarytbr
2 1858 minutes ago
Can you keep a secret by the ever amazing Sophie kinsella. Author famous for confessions of a shopaholic series. °
An easy read, throughly interesting and an engaging plot. Emma spills her most personal secrets to a complete stranger on a turbulent airplane. Her worst nightmare starts when sees him standing in her office, somone who is of high authority. Things get interesting as she realizes he remembers everything. This was one of my favourite reads from Sophie Kinsella. °
° #bookstagrammer#booklover#love#bookishdevotion#fiction#bibliophile#bookblogger#instabook#bookbookbook#bookphotography#books 📚
1 858 minutes ago
Happy Friday & Giveaway!!!!! I have teamed up with @bedsidereading with this giveaway.
Welcome to Bedside Reading’s Book Giveaway, with one of Bedside Reading’s very own author Seymour Ubell.
Enter to win your very own signed copy of The Birth Mother.
On a business trip, a high-powered fifty-six-year-old American entrepreneur visits his partners in China. After their meeting, his Asian mentor invites him to an orphanage, a trip that will change the course of his family's life forever. Without hesitation, he and his wife fall in love with Anglo/Asian twin girls and become their adoptive parents. The children grow up in a world of twists and turns with multiple coincidences and synchronicity. Their journey takes them from China to Europe to America and back to China where their unusual birth mother enters their lives. This powerful story is filled with drama at every turn as the daughters face internal and external challenges. The Birth Mother is a story filled with love, pathos, tragedy, and triumph. Read, laugh, cry, and learn. It's a tale you will never forget.
Qotd: What makes you love Bookstagram? 📖📚Who introduced you?
My wife @librarycutie first introduced me to the community and all the wonderful things that come with it 😁 my favorite thing about bookstagram is all the love that is shown for our collective favorite pastime 😊 whether you are a fan of fantasy novels, or mangas, or any other wonderful genre, there is love for them here 😁 at any point you can read a book and find people who want to talk about and discuss points in that book 😍 reading for me was always lonely growing up because I grew up in an area where reading was encouraged, but never really talked about in public. Nobody was going to a local coffee shop or bookstore to sit and read for a few hours and talk about that book with others. If I had Bookstagram back then, there’s no telling where I’d be by now 😅 much love for this community ❤️ also the arcs you can get are to die for 😅🙏🏻
She smiled then, her cheeks red, her cheeks scattered with some kind of dust. It was a smile he thought he might die to earn again. - Crooked Kingdom -
Hey, loves!🐨 It's been a while since my last post but here I am!😂🥳 Haven't been reading lately but I'm gonna start again soon.🥺 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Didn't have anything to post so I decided to post this. Black and gold!🖤💛 One of my favorite combos! And I have most of my favorite authors in this stack.💖🌟 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
QOTD1 : Name your favorite color combo!
'As Old as Time' is the first Twisted Tale that I've read. It is the third in the series, but I wanted to start with a story that I love so much.
When Belle touches the Beast’s enchanted rose, memories flood through Belle’s mind - memories of a mother she thought she would never see again. And, stranger still, she sees that her mother is none other than the beautiful enchantress who cursed the castle and all its inhabitants. Two things that take the story to a dark place. (Maybe too dark for some readers.)
I love this version of the story. In the kingdom, magical beings referred to as les Charmantes live alongside human beings. But when tensions begin to rise, it sets the course for a story about discrimination, consequences and, of course, love. Liz Braswell delivered a nice retelling, although the ending felt a bit rushed.
My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Q: Of which Disney film would you like to read a retelling?
'As Old as Time' is de eerste Twisted Tale dat ik heb gelezen. Het is de derde in de reeks, maar ik wilde beginnen met een verhaal waar ik zoveel van hou.
Wanneer Belle de betoverde roos van het Beest aanraakt, stromen herinneringen door Belle's gedachten - herinneringen van een moeder van wie ze dacht dat ze haar nooit meer zou zien. En, nog vreemder, ze ziet dat haar moeder niemand minder is dan de mooie tovenares die het kasteel en al zijn bewoners vervloekte. Twee dingen die het verhaal naar een duistere plaats brengen. (Misschien te duister voor sommige lezers.)
Ik vind deze versie van het verhaal heel goed. In het koninkrijk leven mensen samen met magische wezens benoemd als les Charmantes. Maar wanneer de spanningen beginnen op te lopen, zet het koers naar een verhaal over discriminatie, consequenties en natuurlijk liefde. Liz Braswell gaf een mooie hervertelling, hoewel het einde een beetje gehaast aanvoelde.
Mijn rating: 4.5 op 5 sterren
Q: Van welke Disneyfilm zou jij een hervertelling willen zien?
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"Stephen Fry is a born storyteller."
I fully agree with that, Trouw. Fry tells the timeless stories about the heroes of Greek mythology. Jason, Atalante, Oedipus, Heracles, Perseus, Bellerophon, Orpheus and Theseus pass by. Stephen Fry knew how to fascinate me again. He tells everything so vividly with a sense of humor, drama and tragedy that you are transported to an ancient Greece where gods and goddesses, monsters and demigods roam. Again a recommendation, especially if you read 'Mythos'. There are many references to the previous book, but you can certainly read this separately.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Q: Do you prefer physical books or e-books? Why?
"Stephen Fry is een geboren verhalenverteller."
Daar ben ik het volledig mee eens, Trouw. Fry vertelt de tijdloze verhalen over de helden uit de Griekse mythologie. Jason, Atalante, Oedipus, Herakles, Perseus, Bellerofon, Orpheus en Theseus passeren de revue. Stephen Fry wist me weer te boeien. Hij verhaalt alles zo levendig met gevoel voor humor, drama en tragiek dat je getransporteerd wordt naar een oud Griekenland waar goden en godinnen, monsters en halfgoden krioelen. Opnieuw een aanrader, zeker als je eerder 'Mythos' las. Er zitten veel verwijzingen in naar het voorgaande boek, maar je kan dit zeker los van elkaar lezen.
Mijn rating: 5 op 5 sterren
Q: Heb je liever fysieke boeken of e-boeken? Waarom?
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Thank you @berkleypub for this free book! How Quickly She Disappears is a debut literary thriller set in Alaska, and it sounds SO good! While I’ve read other things, thrillers seem to be the genre of the year for me so far. I’ll put the synopsis below for you.
What genre have you read the most this year so far? ••
How Quickly She Disappears:
It's been twenty years since Elisabeth’s twin sister, Jacqueline, disappeared without a trace. Now thirty-year-old Elisabeth is living far from home in a small Alaskan town. She's in a loveless marriage and has a precocious young daughter she loves more than anything but who reminds her too much of her long-missing sister.
But then Alfred, a dangerous stranger with a plan of his own, arrives in town and commits an inexplicable act of violence. And he offers a startling revelation: He knows exactly what happened to Elisabeth's sister, but he'll reveal this truth only if she fulfills his three requests.
Increasingly isolated from her neighbors and imprisoned by the bitter cold and her own obsession, Elisabeth can almost hear her sister's voice saying, Come and find me. And so she will, even if it means putting herself—and her family—in danger.
Big thank you to @aaknopf for two of my most anticipated reads of 2020 #freebooks
Here are two books I am really looking forward to reading this year. The Glass Hotel comes out in March and Transcendent Kingdom comes out in September. Ever since reading Station Eleven and Homegoing, I’m been anxiously awaiting new work from both of these writers so receiving these two books was such a kind and exciting gift. I can’t wait to dive in.
I have a list in my head of authors I’d love to come out with new books soon and even though I know it’s incredibly hard work to write a book, I just can’t stop anxiously hoping they’ll hurry up 😂 My list is Jesmyn Ward, Celeste Ng, and Bianca Marais. Who is on your list?
What is your favorite Cassandra Clare book?
Thank you @simonteen for sending me an arc of Chain of Gold! I already read it and loved it!! The Infernal Devices are my faves so reading about the kids and group after them was awesome!
Are you excited for this one? How many copies do you have pre ordered? I have a couple!
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✨WE’RE HALFWAY THROUGH THE WEEK✨
It may just be me, but this week has lasted forever, & it’s not over yet. Thank goodness that I have books to distract me from the chaos that this week has been. From medical emergencies to having to close at work while a new girl is trained in, this week has been too long & too stressful. Ya girl needs a break.
Here’s a stack of books that I’m, fittingly, halfway through! Us Against You is brilliant, powerful, & excellently written. The Book of Delights is positively delightful, & The Governess Game by Tessa Dare (an e-book) is full of charm & wit!
What are you currently reading?? 📚
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What's one food that you eat too often and you or the people in your life think you need a break from? I sent this photo to my mom a few minutes ago and she proceeded to tell me how I eat too much croissants and will soon be a walking talking buttery french pastry if I don't give them up. But I'm a vegetarian who gave up all animal products except cheese on pizza and pastries so croissants and donut holes are two of my indulgences. I may be eating too many of them a week but can you blame me? They're so flippin' delicious! And they're really pretty to photograph.
I've been meaning to follow new fun accounts for weeks but I don't know where to begin so I could really use your help. What are some of your favourite accounts? It doesn't matter if they are book related or Lifestyle or even beauty. I'm open to all types of accounts so please help me out by recommending a few to me.
Hello bookstagram! I realised I didn't post for a week now, and the reason is that I was in a slump, posting and reading both. I just didn't want to post for the sake of it, and I wasn't very motivated to click pictures too.
I was under the weather for most of the week and couldn't get any reading done. At the moment I am reading Eating wasps with @firstname.lastname@example.org and @b0rn_2_read ❤️ I am loving the book and since this is my first brush with Anita Nair's work and I am certainly going to read more by her. Will post the review soon ❤️ #thebookishtalesreads#bookstagramindia