Jane In Love #bookninja drops happening this week thanks to @booksontherail and @penguinbooksaus
SYNOPSIS: At age twenty-eight, Jane Austen should be seeking a suitable husband, but all she wants to do is write. She is forced to take extreme measures in her quest to find true love – which lands her in the most extraordinary of
Magically, she finds herself in modern-day England, where horseless steel carriages line the streets and people wear very little clothing. She forms a new best friend in fading film star Sofia Wentworth, and a genuine love interest in Sofia’s brother Fred, who has the audacity to be handsome, clever and kind-hearted.
She is also delighted to discover that she is now a famous writer, a published author of six novels and beloved around the globe. But as Jane’s romance with Fred blossoms, her presence in the literary world starts to waver. She must find a way to stop herself disappearing from history before it’s too late.
‘To reach for a dream, even if you are struggling, is the most freeing sensation in one’s life.’~ Anubhav
Everyone is fighting.
Some over their past. Some with their present. And Some for their future.
We all have a heartbreaking past like Miraya, a disastrous present like Anubhav and an unfulfilled dream like the empty frame of Shaurya.
But all we need is the power and the optimism like Kasturi to shake it all off and live the life we want.
This book has answered many 'Whys' for me right at the moment I needed it all.
Now all I need to do is give all of myself to the life I want, heart, soul and mind, and then some day I could proudly say..... I am Abhyerna. And This Is My Story
This poem literally written “Early One Mourning" and is virtually one long extended metaphor. With all poems, one must pay close attention to every word...each one matters/ Early one mourning, the red sun was rising,
The grass on the hillside lay glassy with dew;
I sang on the braes like the wind in the Heather
That carries, as always, the mem'ry of you.
The mountains above me lay stilled, in their slumbers,
The valleys below me lay shrouded in mist-
And dew-pearls were clinging to webs, in the hollows,
All silver, where Earth by the moon had been kissed.
The crescent moon sank on the distant horizon
And swallows were dipping in air like the sea-
That rolled over hills like the waves of the ocean
That echoes the cry that my heart cries with me.
The rivers did murmer from grey-pebbled shallows-
And whispered the secrets my heart longed to know,
While singing a song of the anguish that follows
My soul, in its sorrow, wherever I go!
The wind was a spirit that wailed in the desert,
Lamenting and lonely for shades of the night-
That fade with the dawning, a dream of Forever
That flashes away like a falcon in flight.
The sun rose at last, at the height of its zenith,
A torch for the gods, and the shadows they cast,
And silent, I watched him awaken in glory,
For mem'ry of Darkness was over, and past.
𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙮.
She stood at the threshold of a house that had become her home. Before her, everything lay shattered.
She thought she was ahead of the game, I mean, the psychotic woman who would do anything for the one she loved was bound to win… right?
Who did she love?
Was it me?
Was it her?
I didn’t care any longer.
In the game of cat and mouse, Mackenna thought she had won. She thought she had defeated me in her war against all odds.
I was the type of odd she didn’t see coming.
I was the collateral damage that raged an inferno in her life, after all, I learned from the best.
The tables are about to turn, my love.
I’m coming for you.
𝘎𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘴 𝘓𝘪𝘯𝘬: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49122701-ttw-2
𝘙𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘋𝘢𝘵𝘦: 26 𝘑𝘜𝘕𝘌 2020
Cerita Pendidikan Karakter untuk PAUD. Benji dan Musim Hujan
Saat kita sudah membuat rencana sejak jauh jauh hari, tapi ternyata rencana itu terpaksa batal gara gara hujan turun, duuh rasanya pasti kecewa ya.
Sama kayak Benji di cerita ini. Padahal Benji sudah janji dengan teman temannya untuk main bola dan bersepeda bersama pagi itu, tapi hujan yang turun dengan deras menggagalkan acara mereka. Kecewanyaa Benji.
Untung Papa dan Mama pintar menghibur dan mengajak Benji belajar dan beraktivitas saat hari sedang hujan. Benji jadi tidak bosan dan malah melakukan banyak sekali kegiatan menyenangkan.
Yuk, ikuti cerita Benji plus aktivitas menarik lainnya yang cocok untuk anak di dalam buku ini.
Cerita Pendidikan Karakter untuk PAUD. Benji dan Serangga Sekitar
Ibu guru meminta Benji dan teman teman sekelasnya agar membawa satu ekor serangga ke sekolah untuk dipelajari sama sama. Jadi hari itu, Benji bersama Abila, Mia dan Ken ditemani kakek pergi ke taman kota untuk mencari serangga.
Waah ternyata tak sulit menemukan serangga di taman kota. Mereka bahkan langsung mempelajari tentang serangga serangga tersebut selagi disana.
Buku cerita, buku aktivitas sekaligus buku pengetahuan yang bagus banget. Di dalamnya kita akan belajar banyak tentang serangga lewat cerita seru Kenji dan teman temannya. Dan ada banyaaaak kegiatan bermanfaat yang tersedia untuk dikerjakan anak.
Happy Monday! It's Not Supposed to be This Way by Lysa Terkheurst is quite amazing and inspiring. We all go through major challenges and life has this way of bringing about disappointments. Lysa's book takes us through one of her biggest disappointments in life and the wisdom she gained through God's grace, love, and wisdom.
Here's the synopsis: What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful?
Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness.
Today was an incredible day, @cheshirereads came over and I made us tea lattes. We chatted for hours and the conversation never ran out, we used to be friends in high school but hadn’t talked really after it ended. We both were off growing and learning as people and honestly I never realize how far as a person I’ve come since then. I feel trapped as a minimum wage pt worker who will never actually make it anywhere but I’ve actually accomplished so much and I feel more confident than I ever used to be. So I’m posting this very personal picture that I had my spouse take for me of me reading in the bath. I can’t wait to see Jen again soon and maybe next time we’ll play a board games 💜 stay confident bookdragons, you’ve got this and I’m proud of all of you. #book#books#bookstagram#read#reading#beforemybookgotwet#bath#bathtub#lush#bathbook#bookbath#bookish#bookishlife#bookishlove#tattoos
I had been putting this book off for months but I'm so happy I finally got to it. I could relate to so much within these pages and was able to pin point things that I needed to work on. Ms hooks broke down love on all levels and brought up things I wouldn't have normally thought of, I learned so much. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone on a self love/ healing journey or anyone who've struggled with trauma in any relationship be it parental, romantic or friendships. She also shared an extensive list of sources that I will be following up with. #bellhooks#allaboutlove
Has anyone read this book? This is one of my most highly anticipated romance books! I’ve heard so much hype and it seems to be a favourite in the book community. Leave your favourite romances down below! 🥰💗
What's your favorite color for books?
My favorite color is turquoise but I'm obsessed with green or purple books. I don't know why but I'm just so drawn to them. This is the @forbiddenplanet edition of Cage of Souls by Adrian Tchaikovsky.
The Sun is bloated, diseased, dying perhaps. Beneath its baneful light, Shadrapur, last of all cities, harbours fewer than 100,000 human souls. Built on the ruins of countless civilisations, surviving on the debris of its long-dead progenitors, Shadrapur is a museum, a midden, an asylum, a prison on a world that is ever more alien to humanity.
Bearing witness to the desperate struggle for existence between life old and new, is Stefan Advani, rebel, outlaw, prisoner, survivor. This is his testament, an account of the journey that took him into the blazing desolation of the western deserts; that transported him east down the river and imprisoned him in verdant hell of the jungle's darkest heart; that led him deep into the labyrinths and caverns of the underworld. He will treat with monsters, madman, mutants. The question is, which one of them will inherit this Earth?
Where is your favorite spot to read? 🌿
Do you scout out coffee shops, cuddle up on the couch, lounge out by the pool, or somewhere else? I'm usually the type to just cuddle up at home with a blanket + a cup of coffee but lately I've been loving the idea of exploring to find new cozy spots for diving into a good book! 📖☕ #cozyvibes
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid ⚡️
⚡️ Mary: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was a book I could not put down. It was written in a uniquely wonderful format that allowed us to experience the rise and ultimate fall of a fictional 70s band. Every person has their own perception of what happened and remembers/feels things differently. The format allowed us to understand each members perspective as they moved through Drugs, Sex, Fame, Love, and Heartbreak.
Jess: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It had everything a fictional account of a band’s meteoric rise to fame should have - glamour, drama, controversy and even prosaic lyrics to the “hit songs” so I felt truly immersed in the plot. I struggled a bit with the interview-style format of the text as I found it a bit less fluid than I would have liked, but I suppose that’s more personal preference than anything. Overall an excellent read. ⚡️
“However, it should also be noted that, on matters both big and small, sometimes accounts of the same event differ.
The truth often lies, unclaimed, in the middle.”
I went on a walking tour of downtown with my friend for her bday and let me tell you ish is haunted! Never thought I'd casually walk the streets of DTLA past 9pm unchaperoned, but sure enough we did!
I think it's important to know the history of where you live! That's a part of that place's journey to becoming the home you know and love! I definitely want to explore more this year, which includes finally visiting @thelastbookstorela ! I know you're like, "but Victoria! Books are your only reason to keep existing, how have you not gone yet?" And believe me it's absolutely a flaw I intend to remedy. Here's to visiting new and cool places & reading more in 2020!
P.s. pls send me any book recommendations!
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How could a book as popular as Beartown take me by surprise? Well, maybe it has something to do with the fact that I never read the cover...
I thought I was in for the underdog story of a small town hockey team, but in reality this book is so much heavier. How do a town, a team, a family, and a young woman respond after a terrible trauma?
While the events are difficult to read, the character development is SO beautiful. I ❤️ Benji.
Time for another Rhenáe’s Randoms. I'm talking about what made me almost quit my plant-based journey and what I’m doing about it. Head to the blog to read all about it. Let's chat about it in the comments!
I do! I use it to track my reading. I write down books I want to read, books I've read, number of pages I read in one day, and favourite quotes. Before owning one, I thought it would be a hassle, but it turned out to be so much fun and satisfying! It's a bonus that this journal is so pretty (the inside is even more amazing!) - check out @stellabookishart to see more of her great products! I haven't been reading last month, and probably won't this month too, so I hope you'll stick with me even if I'm not posting as much!
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"..all isn't lost. We lose things, but sometimes they come back. Life doesn't always happen in order in the order you want."
. #WordsinDeepBlue @cathcrowleybooks .
I decided to count all the books on my shelves the other day, and I counted exactly 500 (not including children's books or my husband's books)! Yes, I had better things to do that day, but sometimes I just can't help myself and I feel the need to do something with my shelves (be that reorganizing them or counting them or just browsing them). I'm really pleased to say though, that only 16/500 (3%) of my books are unread (they're all in the photo).
I don't have any huge TBR smashing goals this year, but I would be surprised if I didn't get this TBR at least half done. Are you the type of reader that likes having a large physical TBR? Or does that stress you out? It definitely stresses me out, but I think my current TBR is 100% manageable.
Lort So As I Am Finally Finishing The Last Bookmarks For The Spring Collection The Final Count Of New Designs Will Be 90 To 95 💀👀🤣🤣 Lort Jesus 🤣🧡🧡 It Is What It Is....So Basically Everything From The Shop Will Be New. I Will Be Giving Away Some Bookmarks That Are NOT Coming Back To The Shop, So Stay Tuned 😌🥰🧡🧡🧡
Good Night Fox Fam 🧡🧡🦊🦊
I was just over 16K in Elijah’s book today, but then I started re-thinking how I wanted the story to go (and start) so I re-wrote the first two chapters and added over 2K words. Buuuuut, this changes a lot of what I’ve already written, so I have some work cut out for me, but it’s necessary, and will make the book better!
Ps. Have you read the other two books yet? They’re standalones, but you need to meet these brothers!!!
On the Rocks is in KU, Truth or Dare is wide, and they’re both waiting for you! Links in bio.
Weather (like Offill’s previous novel Dept. of Speculation) is structured in dense paragraphs that accrue meaning and resonance through proximity. This distinct manner of putting together narrative is only enhanced by Offill’s keen, often times wry, prose which so clearly illuminates the minutiae of living that it can be uncanny. Offill’s writing offers all of its angles, its sadness, its laughter, its despair, at once. This is perhaps Weather’s greatest strength: it knows that part of the great burden of existence is just how many levels of living there are, and many, if not all, in certain ways, can feel massive. There are stultifying marriages, and sick pets, and resistant children, and the vanishing rainforest. Life, with its fractal pains and joys, cannot be flattened to just one level just because so many levels of being co-exist. Still, it’s hard to contend with everything at once—it’s overwhelming—that’s what keeps people in the midst of legitimate crisis ‘milling’ about – “that’s [the word for] what we’re doing now,” Offill writes. Weather then, in many ways, is a contention—with how and what and when to care. The woman at its center, Lizzie, is trying to come to terms not only with the pedantic politics of her child’s school, but also her place in her marriage, her family, her role upon the Earth. As a librarian, Lizzie also works as an assistant to her friend and former academic supervisor, Sylvia, who lectures on and takes questions about the end of the world. And this is precisely what disturbs Weather the most—the world’s end—but this can be such a colossal, abstract bogeyman to consider, that it’s nearly impossible to hold it directly. In Offill’s hands however, the collapsing universe is pinned down and seen through the stakes of the more day-to-day. But, ultimately, there is no where else to look, because the whole universe is falling apart inside of everything in Weather, falling apart even in something as small as a can of tuna (oil, Offill points out, not water packed). Bright, and dooming, and relentless and unto itself, Weather is, by my lights, a dusky wonder.
I can’t believe it has taken me so long to do this, but I am FINALLY doing a post dedicated to all things Lars Kepler 🖤 You guys already know how much I love Kepler’s books and I have talked about them so much on my page. I am always getting questions about which Kepler books I would recommend, which book in the series should people start with first, etc., so I thought I would do a post discussing and answering all of those questions for you guys 🤓
When it comes to which Kepler books I would personally recommend, I highly recommend ALL of the ones that I have read so far — THE HYPNOTIST, THE NIGHTMARE (review coming soon 🔎), THE SANDMAN, STALKER, and THE RABBIT HUNTER. I loved all of these books so much, but if I were to only pick one to recommend to you guys, it would be STALKER because it is seriously the best book I have ever read 🕵🏼♀️🖤
If you’re someone who wants to read Kepler’s series but are unsure of where to start, I would recommend beginning with either THE HYPNOTIST or THE SANDMAN. If you would prefer to start the series right from the beginning, definitely start with THE HYPNOTIST. If you don’t mind starting later on in the series, my personal recommendation would be to start with book four in the series — THE SANDMAN. This book would be a fantastic introduction to Kepler’s writing and the main characters in the series, which is why I think it would be best to start here 👌🏼
Lastly, do you guys have to read the series in order? NO! All of the books in this series can be read as standalones and you do not need to read one before the other. Character and plot development do occur throughout the series, but it is not necessary to read the series in order to fully understand and appreciate each book 🙌🏼
Lars Kepler is seriously AMAZING and if you haven’t read their work yet, you definitely need to 🤓 If you guys have other questions, feel free to comment them below or DM me and I would be happy to answer! 🖤
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Walking (working) hard and your goal eventually will achieve.
AUTHOR: Beverly Long #BeverlyLong
Published: February 18, 2020
Normally I do not like cop procedural books as much as other mysteries and thrillers. However, I enjoyed this one a lot. It kept my attention through each little turn and I hardly knew who to guess as the killer. I am glad to see that it is the first in a series, because I really liked the characters a lot.
Plus I really appreciated that the ending gave closure and left me satisfied. This also makes me think that each book in this series will have a different case separate from each other.
Short Synopsis (abbreviate from Goodreads):
They know exactly when he'll strike... They just have to find him first.In all their years working for the Baywood police department, detectives A.L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan have never seen anything like it. Four women dead in forty days, each killed ten days apart. With nothing connecting the victims and very little evidence, the clock is already counting down to when the next body drops. A.L. and Rena will have to act fast if they're going to find the killer's next victim before he does.But identifying the killer's next likely target is only half the battle. With pressure pushing in from all sides, a promising breakthrough leads the detectives to Tess Lyons, a woman whose past trauma has left her too damaged to appreciate the danger she's in. Unwilling to let another woman die, A.L. and Rena will put everything on the line to keep Tess safe and end the killer's deadly spree once and for all--before time runs out again.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Received from Netgalley.
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I find it both amusing and fitting to read books that refer to a particular season or time of year when it *is* that time — which is why I’m currently reading Winterlust (gifted by @greystonebooks). I said I would read it in November but... life and other books happened, I suppose 😅
A cosy Sunday snapshot ☕️ What are you reading at the moment? I've started Little Fires Everywhere this weekend
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Good morning everyone! 🌞 I’m sooooo glad it’s finally the weekend!! 🎉 I am (slowly) making my way though The Goldfinch, and though it’s rather long, I’m liking it so far – I really can’t tell where it’s going! So hopefully I’ll make some good progress with that this weekend! I have a lot of admin (booooo) to do this weekend but at least I’ll feel more organised once it’s sorted 💪🏻 so wish me luck with that 😂 What does your weekend look like? Got plans to read anything? ✨📚
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Happy Sunday, bib-files! I hope everyone is having as lazy of a day as I am. Went for a quick run this morning and now it’s time to literally spend the rest of the day on the couch reading 💆🏼♀️. What did everyone read this weekend?? 📚
5 23416 February, 2020
Happy Sunday from my giant pothos and my current read! Took this leading lady (we named her Tierney last fall - thanks @coldbrewbookreviews for the suggestion!) down from the top of my bookcase for a good watering, and I figured I would try to take a picture with her and a book. I didn’t realize truly how large she had grown 😂 anyways, I managed not to spill any soil on our bed, so I call that a win. ⠀
I started SERPENT & DOVE yesterday, and can’t wait to continue reading today! This is my first time reading fantasy in forever, so I’m not sure how it’s going to go, but all my bookish besties LOVED it so I have high hopes!⠀
What are your plans for today?!
I would apologize for sharing my #ReadingOutsideMyComfortZone TBR stack super late but it feels appropriate that I would share my romance stack on Valentines Day. These are the four books I selected this month. Generally I don’t gravitate towards romance but occasionally bookstagram makes me feel some FOMO so I felt like it was worth exploring.⠀
I’ve already read two of these this month - All The Ugly and Wonderful Things which was a 5 ⭐️ read and Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune which was a 3 ⭐️ read. Official reviews to come for both of those, but in the meantime I think I’m going to start Get a Life, Chloe Brown.⠀
Are you a romance reader? What are some of your all time favorites in the genre?⠀