Readers are sharing their thoughts about ROCKIN' IT HOME!
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Happy #footstackfriday !! Do you have fun plans for the weekend??
Pretty sure Steven has to work, so I’ll probably be reading. Which is ok with me (mostly) 😂😂
I saw @bribookishconfessions post a stack this morning spelling out heart and decided that made a decent #footstack idea!! 😂😂 Swipe to see the actual titles a little more closely!! 😊😊
I’ve heard so many good things about this series and I’ve been dying to read it and well as the ACOTAR series, I’m thinking of dedicating this year to all the ya fantasy books I missed while I stopped reading like I did last year with dystopian novels 🤔
what are some of your favorite ya fantasy books from the past 5 or so years?
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Happy Friday! We hope everyone had a great week!
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Happy Fri-YaY! I can’t tell you what I love more in the picture the 🌱..the 📖..or my amazing new glasses 👓 Please read my review on Love Her or Lose Her in the comments. Enjoy your day 😘
How is everyone's February reads going so far? In total this month I finished about six books and only managed to check one book off my Feb TBR list. I'm much more of a mood reader and can't stick to a list that I have to finish in a given month. Do you guys make list every month or just choose when picking a book? #inspiredbookchallenge - The first line from the book I'm currently reading The Last Confessions of Autumn Casterly is ”On a scale of one to ten, my desire to talk to the cops who've spent the last twenty minutes digging through my locker is a raging negative fifty. And yet, here I am.” #bookchallenge#booksbooksbooks#booksofinstagram#bookreviewer#bookstagrammer#booklife#tbrlist#friday#bookphotography
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Funny story, I got this book of stories about Winnie the Pooh on a flea market last summer because I had the Swedish translation of this book as a child and I treasured it. What were some of your favourite stories as a child?
I was in Hampshire the first time I read this book and being around the places described really brought the story alive, which is why I think I enjoyed it so much. A fascinating figure from history, set against a backdrop of a hypocritical hierarchy and an insight into how mental health and spousal abuse (with a female abuser) was treated - perhaps, is still treated - in society. Give it a whirl 🌚
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Would you be willing to go to a different planet or space travel?
Who else loves the #auroracycle books? Thank you a million times @getunderlined for sending me a copy of #auroraburning ! I already read it (as if I didnt drop everything to jump right in) and loved it! Need. More. Now. Please.
I have pre ordered 3 different versions (oops, but not really).
See that little moon trinket tray? It was in the last @fairyloot along with the notebook inspired by another sci fi fave of mine, Illuminae. I am a rep so you can use my rep code, FICTION5, to save on your new subscriptions. Fairyloot announced a cool exclusive today so head over to check it out.
DAHA ANLAMLI YAŞAMAK İÇİN
İLBER ORTAYLI’DAN TAVSİYELER… “Cesur olun. Kendinizi rahat hissettiğiniz alanın dışında pencereler açın. Farklı dünyalarla ancak böyle tanışırsınız. Ben hep yerimde dursaydım, dünyamı değiştirecek insanları aramasaydım, bugün tanıdığınız ben olmazdım. Bir insanın bittiği an, miskinliğe esir olduğu andır. İnsan, konforundan vazgeçmeyi göze almalıdır. Kendi dünyasını yerinden kendisi oynatmalıdır.” @ilberortayli
İlber Ortaylı, yediden yetmişe herkesin faydalanacağı, bilge şahsiyetinden ve yaşam tecrübesinden süzülen tavsiyelerden oluşan bir eserle karşımızda. İlber Hoca bu kitapta, bir insanın, çocukluktan itibaren hayatın hemen her alanında ihtiyaç duyacağı çözümleri nasıl bulabileceğini örnekler vererek anlatıyor. “Herkes kendi talihinin mimarıdır” sözünü hatırlatarak, kendi yolunu çizmenin ne anlama geldiğini tüm kritik noktalarıyla yorumluyor. #okurlarkütüphanesi#kitaptavsiyesi#instabook#kitaplaryolda#bookphotography#booklover#instakitao#bookmerch#1kitap1dunya#kitapsever#instareads#booklife#booksofinstagram#neokuyorum ARKADAŞLAR GÖNDERİLERİ BEĞENİP KAYDETMEYİ UNUTMAYIN!!!
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❄️I read The Snow Child for the first time in 2013 before I realized how important books were to me. It stuck with me enough though that I went looking for again 7 years later❄️Based on a Russian fairy tale, set in the Alaskan wilderness in the 1920’s it is a lush and magical tale full of endearing desperate characters❄️The story of a childless couple pulls you through hoping for a happy ending but fearing there won’t be one❄️
“You did not have to understand miracles to believe in them, in fact, Mabel had come to suspect the opposite. To believe, perhaps you had to cease looking for explanations and instead hold the little thing in your hands as long as you were able before it slipped like water between your fingers.”
. #eowynivey#the snowchild #pieladybooks#reecewitherspoonbookclub#bookstagram#booksofinstagram#bookish#goodreads#booklover#littlebrownandcompany
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"La felicidad de tu vida depende de la calidad de tus pensamientos" Marco Aurelio
"Because there was nothing in a girl’s history that might negate her right to choose what happens to her body." I am not a big fan of magical realism and this is my first Katrina Leo's book and even when the message of this book was beautiful I can't say that I loved it. There were elements that moved me but some others just seemed a little juvenile for me. I couldn't relate with the main character. But the birds, the birds were the best part.
I am still wanting to read You must not miss.
A magic passed down through generations . . .
Georgina Fernweh waits with growing impatience for the tingle of magic in her fingers—magic that has been passed down through every woman in her family. Her twin sister, Mary, already shows an ability to defy gravity. But with their eighteenth birthday looming at the end of this summer, Georgina fears her gift will never come.
An island where strange things happen . . .
No one on the island of By-the-Sea would ever call the Fernwehs what they really are, but if you need the odd bit of help—say, a sleeping aid concocted by moonlight—they are the ones to ask.
No one questions the weather, as moody and erratic as a summer storm.
No one questions the (allegedly) three-hundred-year-old bird who comes to roost on the island every year.
The Vanishing Stair (aka book #2 of the Truly Devious series) was just as fun, interesting, and suspenseful as the first one...and even more mysterious🕵️♀️👏👀 I just don’t know what to do with myself right now because this ended on a HUGE cliffhanger & I need to read the 3rd book immediately but I’m still waiting for my library hold to come in 😅 I’m so excited to find out how the story ends!
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Books, books, books forever. Just give me books and I'm happy. There's a new video on our channel about me and my love for books and about the books I've read in January&February 2020! Link in the bio or down below 💛
✨FAQ TIME!✨I’m often asked where the editions shared on my page are available. There is a Book Shoppe on my blog where you can find the books I’ve posted about and more (link in bio)!💕 Discovering beautiful editions of beloved stories always lights up my heart - it is so much fun to celebrate these stories with you! 📚 Do you have a favorite edition? I’m always on the lookout for special treasures 😍📖💕
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I love shopping in local bookstores when I travel. Found myself in Sherman's Book's and Stationary, Maine's oldest bookstore. Located in Old Port part of Portland, Maine it's surrounded by historic buildings and brick/cobblestone streets Loved it! And only bought one book! #shelfcontrol #readandtravel
So I actually don’t have a question today but I did get Becky allbertalli’s Aisha Saeed’s book last week and I absolutely can not wait to read it! I’m currently reading Leah on the off beat and I am loving it so far! 💗Have you guys picked either one of these books yet ? ☺️Because I really need someone to talk about these with 😂
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For 2019 Christmas my familia and friend gifted me with not one, but TWO book gift cards. And even better they were for my TWO favorite bookstores.
𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥’𝐬 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐟 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬
To put it simply my little bibliophile heart was in paradise. 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘔𝘢𝘵𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘚𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳!
The start of this year I’ve been on a real true crime kick. As you can tell by the picture haha.
• I Hope You Stay, 𝘣𝘺 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘗𝘦𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘭𝘭
• The Spider and the Fly, 𝘣𝘺 𝘊𝘭𝘢𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘢 𝘙𝘰𝘸𝘦
• The Soft Fall, 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘢 𝘉𝘺𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘭𝘥
• Archangel War, 𝘣𝘺 𝘕𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘪 𝘚𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘩
#truecrimebook#bookhoarder #currentread#booksofinstagram #bibliophile#bookblogger #buyingmorebooks#readersofinstagram#bookpile
Okay, let me start off saying that I really and sincerely did not want to like this book/talk. At all. She was too popular. Too trendy. I was afraid her works would be like self-help books, and I fear self-help books because I like to pretend that I am better than them and above them. (Attractive, huh?) But let me tell you that I could not listen to ten minutes straight of this without getting choked up. Without wanting to scream, “Amen!” Without feeling inspired to be more human, more open, more loving, and more alive.
I am far, far better off for having listened to this book. Thank you @brenebrown. You are my kind of people.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Thank you for the free book @atriabooks.
Ahhhh, the age-old question is now the title of a book sweeping the nation. And for good reason! Did you happen to hear it is a @gmabookclub pick?!? I am a @goodmorningamerica devotee!
Now, I just received this gorgeous book but am planning on devoting my weekend to it. I will admit I was a little scared to read it at first as the protagonist sounds a bit too much like me back in my lawyer days. But then I thought, Melody, you left that world behind and have been loving life. Take the plunge! #nomorebillablehours .
So here we go:
Dannie Kohan lives her life by the numbers—her every goal has long been mapped out and accounted for. To her mind, the unpredictable does not exist. She is nothing like her lifelong best friend—the wild, whimsical, believes-in-fate Bella. So when Dannie is asked the proverbial question at the most important interview of her career, she has a meticulously crafted answer at the ready. Later, after nailing her interview and accepting her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, Dannie goes to sleep knowing she is right on track to achieve her five-year plan. But when she awakens, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man. This is an unforgettable love story, but it is not the one you’re expecting. Expertly paced, finely observed, and utterly heartbreaking, this is a book readers will not be able to put down.
Who is ready to read this with me? xoxo, Mel.
🎨 The Life and Works of Dali by Nathaniel Harris.
An introduction to the twentieth-century painter includes reproductions of so of his best-known surrealist works. 🎨Salvador Dali is a name of mystery and I am a big fan of his bizarre, ambiguous, surrealistic arts. Highlighting the works of Dali within a single book of about 80 pages must be a very difficult task, but the writer did it pretty well.
Along with some of Dali's majestic artworks, the writer described briefly about them in a quite comprehensive manner. So from a basic reader's point of view, this book has been very supportive to analyze Dali's masterpieces more closely.
Apart from that, I think it has provided me with some research-topics too. The influence of Gala, Spanish Civil-war, sexuality had tremendous influences in his works. He definitely had some warped perceptions that caused such jumbled up, fantasized artworks though they depicted something deeper in all the cases.
For those wondering how my bookstore trip yesterday went, I left with more books than I should have. But that's normal for me 🤷♀️😬 I ended up purchasing Ember Queen, Guinevere Deception, All the Stars and Teeth, and Scavenge the Stars. I'll try to do an unhaul pic later if I can manage to not be lazy today!
What books have you purchased lately?
“It’s like some of us are chasing after our nightmares the way other people chase dreams.”
Yay it’s Friday!! I hope you all have a lovely weekend! I have quite a bit of studying to do but I’ll be carving out time so I can read aurora burning and start my reread of city of heavenly fire!
My review of woven in moonlight is up on my blog now (link in bio)!!
I finished daisy jones and the six last night and I figured I’d share some of my thoughts in a mini non-spoiler review before I write the full one for my blog:)
Daisy Jones and the Six
I absolutely loved this book. It had been on my tbr for so long and I was worried that it wasn’t going to live up to the hype and it absolutely did.
The structure of this story is just so incredibly brilliant and totally immersive; I felt like I was living through these experiences with the band. I felt like I knew them. Because of the way the story is told, Reid must have known this story forwards and backwards before sitting down to actually write it, which I just find amazing.
The characters were all so rich and distinct and I loved each one of them. Watching them all rise and fall respectively was such a journey to witness. There’s so much going on, but you don’t feel overwhelmed by it at all. It’s just a testament to how great a writer Reid is.
I cared about every single character which is so rare for me, especially in a stand-alone. Once again...just brilliant.
The SONGS. Man what I would give to hear billy and daisy sing Regret Me right now... I felt like I was there even when I was just reading these songs. Knowing the characters just gave the songs so much more weight.
I cried when I finished this book; it was just such a culmination of emotions that came crashing over me and I loved every damn moment. There wasn’t a single instance where I was bored or felt distanced from the story.
I refused to look at the casting for the tv adaptation until after I finished (except for Billy’s which I knew) and wow I think so far it’s spot on. I hope they do this amazing story justice.
QOTD: non-bookish today! What’s your favorite band/musician?
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Happy Friday! Listen, things got a little out of hand when @vickiabelson came with her brave crew @petegeorgetv and @hayden.j.george to film me in my kitchen for #GameChangers - but everyone emerged pretty much unscathed. Except for the garlic.
Hope you have a great weekend - and if you want to have a little more fun - I prescribe "Been There, Married That". 😜😂😘
Today I'm doing a tag! I was tagged by the lovely @gorgeous_place_3 to do the #10bookfactsaboutme tag. I'm not 100% positive as to what all the questions are, but I'll try to do ten bookish facts about myself regardless!
Bookish facts about me:
📖There isn’t really a genre or type of book that I don't like. I'll give any genre, or book, a try. I do admit that I don't read enough science fiction though. I guess I tend to steer away from that genre because I find it a tad bit intimidating.
📖I'm a fan of the big floppy paperback books. I love to crack the spine during my first read.
📖I do have a tendency to start a book and then put it aside because I get distracted by another book. But, I always try to come back and finish that book. I don't ever DNF (do not finish) books because I want to read every book that I have started. If I haven't finished a book yet that just means that I will finish it eventually...
📖I always bring a book with me wherever I go! That's why I'm a fan of big purses lol, you never know when you have a free chance to read.
📖The only books that I have ever written in are my books for school. When it is designated for a class then writing in the text is a useful form of note taking. But I cannot convince myself to write in my non-school related book collection. I do think it is beautiful when people are able to annotate their favorite books though. Hopefully, one day, I'll be able to do that too.
📖I try to limit my purchases to books that I know I will enjoy or that I am super hyped about. I do love a good book box, so I do tend to get a few new releases that way. But I honestly don't care if a book is a new release or was released 100 years ago, if it seems good then I'll read it somehow.
📖I don't think it's easy to pick a single favorite author. There are many authors I admire and I plan to one day make my way through all of their works. I enjoy Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Toni Morrison, Victoria Schwab, Isabel Allende, Shirley Jackson, and April Genevieve Tucholke. I also loved and highly recommend The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas!✨This post is a little long! I put the rest in the comments section!✨
[reading month january]
I kinda managed to read three books this month, although I really had almost no time to😨 I‘m so proud of myself that I finished two series instead of looking at them in awe 😂 let‘s hope I manage to keep it that way 🥺
the last pic is literally me representing all the drama which happened in „the toll“. This chunk of a book was all I ever needed lol
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson - 3⭐️
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo - 4⭐️
The Toll by Neal Shusterman - 5⭐️
Jetzt ohne Witz, wenn ihr so etwas wie 1984 von George Orwell mögt plus, dass es so etwas wie den natürlichen Tod nicht gibt, sind die Scythe Bücher top 👀
Ebenfalls ein dickes Dankeschön an den @knaurfantasy Verlag, dass sie mir den Grisha Schuber zugesendet haben 💚💚💚
But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. Because there are some things you can't go through in life and become friends, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.
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i will find them first..
Jenny with a book in her face 😎
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the world needs its heroes 🌟
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Currently reading: Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson (Thank you so much to @williammorrowboomks for the ARC #gifted )
Aaron finished this book earlier this week and loved it so he wanted me to read it ASAP so we can talk about it. I love buddy reading with my fiancé 🥰
Im about 40 pages in and super into it! I love all the book references. This is the third thriller this month for me (who am I 🙈)
What are you reading this weekend?
Wild at Heart by K.A Tucker
If you haven’t read The Simple Wild what are you waiting for?!? It is one of my all time favorite romances and I can’t recommend it enough. Thank you so much to @socialbutterfly_pr for the advance copy!
After I finished The Simple Wild last year I needed more of Calla and Jonah. I couldn’t wait for Wild at Heart. So, did it live up to my expectations? Check out my thoughts below!
Rating: 5 ⭐️
🥰 I always get very nervous about sequels but this book was everything I wanted and more! Calla and Jonah are one of my favorite fictional couples. There’s something about them that is so genuine and real!
📖 This book picks up right were The Simple Wild ended (you must read that one first) and it is focus on Calla and Jonah building their life together in Alaska.
🏔 The setting of this book is amazing! It really made me want to go to Alaska. I identify myself with Calla so I don’t know how I would survive living in the wilderness.
✍️ I love KA Tucker’s writing!! This is a book that is really easy to binge and connect with. I’m going to need more from these characters!!
🤗 What makes these books special? I just want to hug them! That’s the feeling I get when I read them. They bring me so much joy!
For the full review check out my blog www.gissellereads.com
Do you have a favourite healthy snack? I need some inspiration! I just eat fruit and granola bites constantly 😂 Gorgeous bookmark from the February @mandrakeofthemonthclub xx
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Hello from Louisiana! Again, I’ve been neglecting my feed but if you’ve been looking at my stories you’ll have been objected to a massive amount of holiday spam (not sorry). Here we have some beautiful cloth bounds from Hay-on-Wye. This was such a pretty shop and it’s weird to think we were only there the weekend before last. Travelling warps my experience of time!