Hello everyone I hope you all doing well today I wrote a short review on this book thirteen reason why by @jayasher13 •
"No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. Oftentimes, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same". .
Thirteen reasons why is the story of a girl Hannah Baker who committ suicide but no one knows why she kill herself. Clay Jensen have a secret crush on Hannah. One day after death of Hannah he found strange box after he come back from school filled with cassette tapes. After listening those tapes he found why she killed herself sometime our actions and words which are fun for us, we never how it's hurt someone else. Thirteen reasons why tackles the issue head on and offer hope. It's a serious read, for serious readers, that delivers a powerful look at a teen in torment it is very depressing yet so beautifully written The story Hope you liked this one Have a great day!༄ •
You can’t stop the FUTURE.⏹
You can’t rewind the PAST.⏮
The only way to learn the secret... is to press play ▶️
Genre: Young Adult, Realistic Fiction, Contemporary.
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So tell me...... What is your favourite personal development book?
Yolu İlahi Komedya gösterecek...
Dante’nin Araf Dağı’na tırman ve yedi ölümcül günahtan arın. Sağ kalırsan, yüzyıllardır gizlenen büyük sır senindir!
Avrupa ve Amerika’da 6 milyondan fazla satan, ilk yayımlandığı ülke olan İspanya’da Gabriel García Márquez, Carlos Ruiz Zafón ve Patrick Süskind’le paylaştığı çoksatanlar listesinden aylarca inmeyen Konstantin Mührü, ilk kez Türkçede! *Da Vinci Şifresi’nde bir tablonun yaptığı görevi, Asensi’nin kitabında Dante üstlenmiştir ve mesaj gayet nettir: Gözlerini dört aç ve sanat eserlerine gizlenmiş kadim sırları keşfet! Bu kitap birçok konuya bakış açınızı değiştirmekle kalmayacak... Kalp atışlarınızın hızlandığını da hissedeceksiniz!*
– James Rollıns, Kemik Atlası ve Kum Fırtınası kitaplarının yazarı
Vatikan’ın Gizli Arşivler sorumlusu Ottavia Salina, tarihin en eski yazıtları üzerine çalışmalar yapan, oldukça yetenekli bir paleograftır. Kilise ile laboratuvar arasında geçen ve dışarıdan son derece sıradan görünen hayatı, Etiyopyalı bir adamın tuhaf sembollerle dağlanarak öldürülmesiyle tamamen değişecektir.
Vatikan’ın en üst rütbeli yetkililerince göreve çağırılan Salina, tüm çalışmalarını bir kenara bırakıp kendini cesedin üzerindeki sembolleri çözmeye adar. Yüzyıllar önce unutulmuş olan Konstantin Mührü de dahil olmak üzere, yedi farklı haç sembolüyle dağlanan beden, kadim bir kardeşliğin sırrını ifşa eden ilk ipucuna dönüşür.
'I reverse-imprinted with athleticism. Ours is the great non-love story of my life.'
In today's episode of finding yourself described in a book, there's Mindy Kaling talking about your relationship with sports in her memoir Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
The Sleeper Lies by Andrea Mara
Out Now with Poolbeg Press 📚
24 days is all it takes
Set between Wicklow and a small town in Denmark, Andrea Mara has interwoven multiple narratives throughout The Sleeper Lies, with red-herrings aplenty to capture and keep the reader’s attention
The atmosphere is unnerving. There is a permanent chill in the air throughout. Marianne’s character is well fleshed out as her stress levels rise and she is faced with many lies and some dreadful truths
There is more than one unsavoury character in the story which helps add to the overall disturbing element and keeps the reader alert at all times
The Sleeper Lies is another highly enjoyable read from Andrea Mara. Packed with suspense and lots of chills The Sleeper Lies is a complex and threatening tale.
A foreboding, dark and very atmospheric read (full review over on blog)
🔹Επειδή η καλή μέρα τελικά φαίνεται απο το αν κοιμηθήκατε κ πόσο καλά την προηγούμενη νύχτα,σήμερα θα σας παρουσιάσω αυτό το παραμύθι "Βίβλος" για γονείς με μικρά παιδιά απο εκδόσεις @ellinikagrammata2017
Ο μικρουλης της ιστορίας ,διανύοντας την νηπιακή ηλικία ,ηρθε η ωρα να κάνει το μεγαλο βήμα κ να κοιμηθεί στο δικο του κρεβάτι.Ποσο ακατόρθωτο ομως φαντάζει στο μικρο του μυαλουδακι...Μια όμορφη ιστορία "καληνυχτας" με φανταστικη εικονογραφηση για τα μικρά μας, καθώς κ τα στάδια που θα περάσουν πριν το μεγαλο αυτό βήμα.Μέσα θα βρείτε κ πρακτικές συμβουλές για να ξεπερασετε αυτήν την πρόκληση ώστε να βοηθησετε το παιδί να κατακτήσει αυτον του τον στόχο με τον καλύτερο τροπο🔹
Rieccoci readers! ⠀
Giornata carica di novità 💕 come vi anticipavamo ieri, @dri_editore torna con un nuovo historical romance!⠀
Bando alle ciance e parliamo subito di questa prossima uscita!⠀
📌 SCHEDA PRODOTTO⠀
Titolo: Matrimonio Imposto⠀
Autore: @danielaserpotta ⠀
Editore: @dri_editore ⠀
Collana: Historical Romance⠀
Formati disponibili: ebook 2.99/ cartaceo 15,99⠀ ⠀
«Non otterrete niente con la forza.» ⠀
Enrico sfoderò un sorriso diabolico. ⠀
«Conosco metodi migliori della forza per far parlare una donna, e sicuramente più piacevoli.»⠀ ⠀
Il gioco ha inizio solo quando cala la maschera.⠀ ⠀
Il marchese Enrico Prever è noto come il più sfaccendato dei libertini piemontesi, una copertura costruita ad arte per celare il suo ruolo di spia al servizio di re Vittorio Emanuele II. Giunto a Milano per scoprire il traditore che sta mettendo a rischio il progetto di unificare l’Italia, si scontra con l'intrigante Cati. Non sa che la donna travestita da zingara ha il suo stesso obiettivo. E quando le ruba un bacio nei giardini, durante un ballo in maschera, non sa neppure che si tratta della sua promessa sposa, la contessina Caterina Belgioioso. Il Falco crede di poter controllare l’impulsiva fidanzata, ma lei non ha alcuna intenzione di rimanere in disparte. Solo quando attentano alla sua vita, Caterina capisce di essersi spinta troppo oltre. Ed Enrico realizza di essere pronto a tutto pur di proteggerla, compreso sedurla…⠀ ⠀
Che ne pensate? A noi la trama intriga moltissimo 😍 ⠀
A legal brothel isn’t where you’d expect to find an economist but in this book, financial economist and risk expert @allisonschrager steps away from the stock market and other financial institutions and shares the real-life (often unusual) places where she encountered and learned about risk.
She teaches the principles of risks while she entertains her readers with a series of off-beaten-path case studies.
We can swallow our fear or let our fear swallow us.
Single mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her son, Christopher, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle of the night with her child. Together, they find themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove, Pennsylvania. It's as far off the beaten track as they can get. Just one highway in, one highway out.
At first, it seems like the perfect place to finally settle down. Then Christopher vanishes. for six long days, no one can find him. Until Christopher emerges from the woods at the edge of town, unharmed but not unchanged. He returns with a voice in his head only he can hear, with a mission only he can complete: Build a treehouse in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again.
The BTU Series by @alley.ciz is FREE to read in Kindle Unlimited.
Have you started the series yet?
Buy links 💛Power Play http://books2read.com/u/31PWJv 💙Tap Out buy link—> https://books2read.com/u/4XZ601 ❤️Sweet victory buy link—>https://books2read.com/u/3RakvY 💞 Add 𝙋𝙪𝙘𝙠 𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 to your TBR: http://bit.ly/2YytTPf
I have a soft corner for the lesser known characters of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata and try to read as many mythological books with a contemporary touch focusing on those characters primarily. Ahalya is one such character. Ever since I’ve read about this fascinating character who suffers a symbolic immobility after her husband ,the great Rishi Gautam, curses her for adultery, I really wanted to read her story. Thanks to @kavitakane for becoming her voice and captivating us in her story.
Ahalya, the princess of Panchal, the divine beauty created by Brahma, enjoyed the privileges of a royal household. Educated alongside her twin brother Divodas, by the guru of the royal family, Rishi Vashisht, Ahalya was enjoying her calm childhood. Vashisht realized the extraordinary brilliance of the girl and her quest for knowledge but wondered whether her parents would be able to handle her curiosity. They were more enchanted by her beauty than her intelligence. Ahalya as a teenager constantly battled the norms of patriarchy, which dictated early marriage for girls, specially an attractive princess like herself who soon became Lord Indra’s interest, a man driven by lust. But Ahalya was favoured by circumstances and she got an opportunity to be educated by Rishi Gautam in his ashram. During her short stay in his ahram, she fell in love with the simplicity of the person, his ideals, and intellectual prowess. However, getting back to her palace, and the idea of displaying herself as a trophy to be won by men in her swayamvara crushed her dreams of becoming a Rishika. This event marked the first tussle in between Indra and Gautam. Gautam who unknowingly accomplished the terms of the swayamvara, became Indra’s arch enemy, who took away the woman he lusted after for so long. Gautam was apparently rewarded for refraining from physical temptations. Ahalya was looking forward to marry the man she loved who never expressed his feelings till the swayamvara.
Marriage, household and duties soon conflicted with her passion. Her conjugal life which was blissful in the initial years, soon changed colours.
Continued in comments 👇🏻
Older, But Better, But Older: From the Authors of How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are by Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas
Older, but Better, but Older has the playful wit, self deprecation and worldly advice we have come to expect from these bestselling authors, but now that advice is focused on the French woman's mindset as she hurtles towards forty. Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas are back to amuse you with how they find they are modifying their favorite bad-girl behavior as they address beauty, love, seduction as well as lifestyle, family, work, and living alone.
They are still bohemian iconoclasts saying what you don't expect to hear. They will tell you things aren't what they used to be--when a thirty-year-old guy arrives at a party and does not even glance at you; when you wake up feeling great and everyone tells you how tired you look; you know you're an adult when you're excited just to go home.
_____________________________________________________________ #dukagjinibookstore#book#books#bookstagram#booklovers#bookphoto#bookphotography#bestbooks#booklovers#reading 📖 #library#librarystyle#bookstore#bookstoread#bookquotes
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•New “Mësuesit më të këqij në botë” nga David Walliams
Crooked Kingdom ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This was my finally read of January and I've been trying to figure out how to write a worthy review. I still havent figured that out, so this is all we're gonna get!
Okay, so think I liked Crooked Kingdom better than Six of Crows! Again all I can really say is that Leigh Bardugo is a brilliant writer. I dont know how she comes up with this stuff. From the very beginning of the book the stakes are higher than the first book and I was hanging on the edge of my seat from page one. So much happens in this books that it stayed fresh the whole time while at the same time the main plot unfolded seamlessly (and ingeniously!)throught the whole book. This book is a lot more character driven than Six of Crows and I really enjoyed getting to know these characters better. We get so much more back story on each of the crows and really learn why they are the way they are where they come from in so much more detail. Overall this books was relentlessly thrilling and I was so enthralled I was left wanting so much more! It was so captivating I was almost addicted.
Okay that's all I can say but honestly words cant fully depict how I feel about this book! Basically in conclusion, my mind was blown and Leigh Bardugo is a genius and I give this book 5 stars. The end :) #crookedkingdom#leighbardugo#bookreview#books#bookstagram#bookstoread#booksbooksbooks#booksof2020#januaryreads#booksofjanuary#booksofinstagram#bookish#bookishlife#bookishlove#reading#readinglist#readinglist2020#reader#readersofinstagram
The Inspector Stark series by Keith Wright. Available on Amazon, Kindle and FREE if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited. Fair Means Or Foul the fourth book in the series out in Spring 2020. Time to catch up if you’ve missed the series so far:
Cześć kochane! 💕 Do premiery drugiej części serii "Nad Jeziorakiem" pozostało już tylko 8 dni! ⏳ Kto już nie może się doczekać powrotu nad przepiękne jezioro razem z bohaterami "Serca za burtą"? 🚣♀️ Książkę możecie zamówić w przedsprzedaży:
This is another one of my Jam Packed Jars that I do actually use myself, I love a good book!
I’m currently reading “The Way Of All Flesh” by Ambrose Parry but I have to admit I’m struggling with it slightly - there’s a fair amount of medical terminology in it (and also some very unpleasant Victorian childbirth stories!) but I’m determined to power through because the actual main storyline seems good!
What are you reading at the moment? 💜
Five complete strangers. A story society. Who invited them, why are they there? ⠀
Is this a mystery? ⠀
Not exactly ... but what it is, could provide a long lasting friendship, healing, and stories to tell ...⠀ ⠀
⠀ #TheFifthAvenueStorySociety by @rachelhauck from @tnzfiction ⠀
Learn more via @justreadtours in profile link⠀ ⠀
➡️ Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/31ABI5d (clickable link in linktree in bio)⠀ ⠀
➡️ Book Blurb –⠀ ⠀
An invitation to join The Fifth Avenue Story Society gives five New York strangers a chance to rewrite their own stories.⠀
Executive assistant Lexa is eager for a much-deserved promotion, but her boss is determined to keep her underemployed.⠀
Literature professor Jett is dealing with a broken heart, as well as a nagging suspicion his literary idol, Gordon Phipps Roth, might be a fraud.⠀
Uber driver Chuck just wants a second chance with his kids.⠀
Aging widower Ed is eager to write the true story of his incredible marriage.⠀ ⠀
Coral, queen of the cosmetics industry, has broken her engagement and is on the verge of losing her great grandmother’s multimillion-dollar empire.⠀ ⠀
When all five New Yorkers receive an anonymous, mysterious invitation to the Fifth Avenue Story Society, they suspect they’re victims of a practical joke. No one knows who sent the invitations or why. No one has heard of the literary society. And no one is prepared to reveal their deepest secrets to a roomful of strangers.⠀ ⠀
Yet curiosity and loneliness bring them back week after week to the old library. And it’s there they discover the stories of their hearts, and the kind of friendship and love that heals their souls.⠀ ⠀
⠀ #justreadtours#RachelHauck#TNZFiction#ChristianFiction#bookstoread#booklover#booksofinstagram#bookstagram#igreads#bookworm#toread#ilovebooks#amreading#currentlyreading ⠀
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Jonathan Langley, nadir görülen bir hastalık sonucu kör olmuş, böylece hiç beklemediği ve onu yerle bir eden bir yola sürüklenmişti. Bir zamanların başarılı ressamı artık zifiri karanlıkta yaşıyor, evinden neredeyse hiç çıkmıyordu. Hayata öfkeliydi. On bir yaşındaki ilginç komşusu Lupe’yle tanıştığı gün aralarında nadir görülen bir arkadaşlık başladı. Lupe’nin neşeli havası, Jonathan’ın sert kabuğunu kırıp gerçekte içinde saklı olan narin kişiyi ortaya çıkarıyordu. Lupe ona nezaketin, empatinin ve sevginin gücünü göstererek yeni bir bakış açısı kazandıracaktı.
Louise Hay’in öğretileri üzerine kurulu bu roman, olumlu düşünmenin geçmişin yaralarını sarmak ve mutlu bir hayat sürmek için önemini ele alıyor. *İnançlarının izinden gidip kararlılığını kaybetmediği takdirde insanın, zorluklar karşısında nasıl ayakta kalabileceğine dair sağlam bir hikâye. Ruhun zaferiyle birlikte karşısına çıkan engeller yüzünden kederli ve üzgün olanların karanlığını da ele alıyor. Hikâyenin hem akıcı bir dille yazılmış hem de bu akıcılığı da kaybetmeden birçok düşünceyi dengeleyebilmiş olmasını çok sevdim.* -Moving My Spirit *Kısa ve öz. Bir oturuşta rahatlıkla okuyabilirsiniz. Okurun kendi mutluluğunu tartmasını ve hayatlarında neleri değiştirebileceklerini düşünmesini sağlayan bir roman. Hem Lupe’de hem de Jonathan’da kendinizden bir parça bulmanız mümkün. Geleceklerini iyileştirme yoluna yeni çıkmış kişiler için bu kitap muhteşem bir başlangıç. Çocuklarınızın da bu yolculukta size eşlik etmesine imkân veren eğlenceli bir anlatımı var.* -Kelly Strattor.
0 101 hour ago
The BTU Series by @alley.ciz is FREE to read in Kindle Unlimited.
Have you started the series yet?
Buy links 💛Power Play http://books2read.com/u/31PWJv 💙Tap Out buy link—> https://books2read.com/u/4XZ601 ❤️Sweet victory buy link—>https://books2read.com/u/3RakvY 💞 Add 𝙋𝙪𝙘𝙠 𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 to your TBR: http://bit.ly/2YytTPf
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
The Way of the Essentialist isn't about getting more done in less time. It's about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.
By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.
Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity by Carlo Rovelli
In elegant and accessible prose, Rovelli takes us on a wondrous journey from Democritus to Albert Einstein, from Michael Faraday to gravitational waves, and from classical physics to his own work in quantum gravity. As he shows us how the idea of reality has evolved over time, Rovelli offers deeper explanations of the theories he introduced so concisely in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics.
This book culminates in a lucid overview of quantum gravity, the field of research that explores the quantum nature of space and time, seeking to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity. Rovelli invites us to imagine a marvelous world where space breaks up into tiny grains, time disappears at the smallest scales, and black holes are waiting to explode a vast universe still largely undiscovered.
❓do you love classical fictions?
I am a wooer of classical fics. These three being my favourites. I enjoyed reading them a lot and no matter what the book is on, chicklit romance, politics, or autobiography, I enjoyed reading them. #classicalfiction#thegreatgatsby#prideandprejudice
What's your most trusted source for recommendations? For many years mine has always been the Richard & Judy Book Club. I love that the tradition continues at @whsmithofficial. I'm rarely disappointed with a book I pick up if it's part of their selection.
Today Google and Facebook receive 90% of the world's news ad-spending. Amazon takes half of all ecommerce in the US. Google and Apple operating systems run on all but 1% of cell phones globally. And 80% of corporate wealth is now held by 10% of companies - not the GEs and Toyotas of this world, but the digital titans.
How did we get here? How did the tech industry get to dominate our world so completely? How did once-idealistic and innovative companies come to manipulate elections, violate our privacy, and pose a threat to the fabric of our democracy? In Don't Be Evil, Financial Times global business columnist Rana Foroohar documents how Big Tech lost its soul - and became the new Wall Street.
Through her skilled reporting and unparalleled access - won through nearly 30 years covering business and technology - she shows the true extent to which the 'Faang's (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) crush or absorb any potential competitors, hijack our personal data and mental space and offshore their exorbitant profits. What's more, she reveals how these threats to our democracies, our livelihoods and our minds are all intertwined. Yet Foroohar also lays out a plan for how we can resist, creating a framework that fosters innovation while also protecting us from the dark side of digital technology.
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Brené Brown PhD, LMSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.
Taki mi wpadł pomysł na ten #instawtorek 😅
Takie to „Piękne zło” dziwne. Niby ciekawe, ale wszystko napisane w jakimś takim reporterskim stylu, więc praktycznie chronologicznie dowiadujemy się większości. Jeszcze czekam na rozwiązanie najbardziej nurtującej mnie zagadki, ale nie liczę na fajerwerki
Lubicie portrety? Swoje, czyjeś? Albo współczesne portrety, czyli selfie? Ja nie przepadam. Uważam się za mało fotogeniczną osobę i zwyczajnie mi się te zdjęcia nie podobają 🤷🏼♀️ Dobrego wtorku! 💪 oby szybko minął 🤯
What I wish I was doing today, rather than getting ready for work... #wouldalwaysratherbereading 🙃
I always wish, belatedly, that I’d taken more time off when it’s the school holidays, even when I don’t really have that much time to take! But we spent such a chilled day together yesterday with only minor disagreements over the making of biscuits and the poor weather which meant we were stuck inside...that it’s a wrench having to get up and get ready for school and holiday club. I know the kids will have a good time (better than me!) but still...I’d rather be at home with them. Ah the joys of parent guilt 😐
Here’s to a good day, whatever you are up to 💕
Pradėsiu nuo to, kad nemėgstu įvairių saviugdos, savimotyvacijos knygų. Akį pagavo šios viršelis ir tiesiog kilo noras ją perskaityt.
Ir vuolia! Kaip tik tinkamu metu pakliuvusi į rankas knyga. Knyga apie drąsą kurti, kūrybiškumą bei idėjas, kurios nutūpia pas tuos, kurie yra pasiruošę joms.
Nenoriu pasakoti to, kas knygoje rašoma, nes jei skaitysit, gal ji kitaip atras kelią į jus.
Geriau pasakysiu kaip, tai ką perskaičiau, paveikė mane: - dar nebaigus skaityti suskonstravau "light box" nuotraukoms daryti; - o perskaičius nuvaliau dulkes nuo siuvimo mašinų ir jau šis tas naujo pagaminta!
Taigi, jeigu bent kažkiek tikite tokiais dalykais kaip ore sklandančios idėjos, kurios ieško, kas jas realizuos, jeigu turite idėjų bet atitolinate jų įgyvendinimą ir jums trūksta lengvo motyvacijos pliūpsnio - čia gali būti tai, ko reikia.
♥️Meet the Bookstagrammer♥️
Hello and happy Tuesday! I said I’d do a #meetthebookstagrammer post when I got to 1K followers, and admittedly this is a tad delayed (because I’m really shy 😳) but here I am! 👇
🌳 They call me Sukhy ♥️
🌳 I am currently a stay at home mum and have a 5 year old and a 3 year old keeping me busy
🌳 I love reading (obviously 🤣) listening to music, running and cooking.
🌳 I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family
🌳 Water makes me feel happy; sit me by a lake or next to the sea 🌊 and I’ll be thrilled. There’s something so tranquil about it. (I rarely go in though as I’m a terrible swimmer 😱)
🌳 My favourite drinks are tea (the more weird and wonderful, the better 🍵), coffee, gin and prosecco
🌳 I enjoy reading most genres, and have too many favourite authors to list
🌳 I am a self-confessed stationery fiend - talk about lists and note books and I am there 😂
🌳 I love the outdoors, but only if I’m warm enough as I’m a total reptile🦎 and am almost always cold 🌳 I love animals and am currently owned by a rather grumpy ginger moggy 🐈 🌳 I am a blogger as well as a bookstagrammer and also an aspiring writer 🤫 .
As shy as I am about revealing myself 😆 I posted this mainly to say a huge thank you to all of my followers. I came onto instagram to share my love of books, but also because being a stay at home mum can be very lonely. I’ve made so many wonderful bookish friends on here and I’m so happy that you like my pictures and watch my stories (thank you for all the messages about my wee good morning videos 🥰). I also love chatting with so many of you and love the supporting embrace that the bookstagram community has extended to me these past few months.
Thank you ♥️
⠀⠀ #hi#bookstagram#instabook#booklove#readersofinstagram#bookgeek#bookstagrammer#bookish#booknerd#amreading#bookblogger#bookworm#ilovebooks#readingcommunity#bookobsessed#bookaholic#instagood#instahappy#lovebooks#newbook#bookphotography#instalove#instalike#happyreader#bookbloggeruk#bookreviewer#bookperson#bookstoread#mrscookesbooks ♥️
“Not everybody follows rules. Not everything was fair. Hadn’t he learned that yet?”
welcome to a midlife crisis in the 21st century. unsettling at times, brutally honest at others. 7/10 #whatwouldemilyread .
[ #read ]No human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this.
We will have been naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows what everyone else does.
“You are born alone. You die alone. The value of the space in between, is trust and love.”
It’s a wonderful sentiment but as empowering as it may be to those willing to embrace solitude, it can be tremendously lonesome to those for whom loneliness has contracted the space of trust and love into a suffocating prison. .
That’s because alone can mean more than one thing. There is a universe of difference between solitude and loneliness. Two radically different interior orientations towards the same exterior circumstance of lacking companionship. While solitude is fertile, loneliness is barren.
Lang has nuanced this profound existential failing into a journey of self discovery, one where she seems to be moving towards and at the same time, away from her loneliness.
It begins with Laing alone and flailing as a newly single woman in her thirties, who has to move to New York after her relationship abruptly ends. “I don’t want to be alone” she writes, in what she describes as an infants wail. But loneliness assumes it’s own life once it houses within you. Like mould it tends to shroud you, making you almost invisible.
In New York, moving from one grotty sublet to another, Laing finds herself unmoored. These borrowed quarters only amplify her sense of alienation, as she is forced to make a life among someone else’s things.
I found an inescapable metaphor of life within her temporary sublet homes. We are, after all, subletting our very existence from a society and a world that has been there much longer than we have, already arranged in a way that might not be to our taste. And yet we are left to make ourselves at home in the way things are, imperfect and sometimes downright ugly.
Got all the Abby essentials right here 👆🏻 black nails, black boots, coffee, & a great crime book. 🕵🏻♀️🖤
Guys, I am SO happy to report I am completely hooked on my current read. 😱 LITTLE SECRETS by Jennifer Hillier (available in April!) is an instantly-addictive suspense novel that follows Marin, a woman to whom the unthinkable has happened: her beloved young son has been kidnapped. 😳 In the wake of this horrific event, Marin’s life has been turned upside down and picked apart by investigators and media. A year later and the trail on Marin’s son has gone cold—but she refused to give up. She has hired a PI to keep the investigation alive... and one day, the PI finds something unexpected. She discovers that Marin’s husband is having an affair. Marin is suddenly snapped out of her sadness by a new emotion: rage. Now she’s a woman on a mission to fix the problem of her husband’s affair—and her husband’s mistress. 😳
This book is SO. Dang. Addictive. So far. 🙌🏻 It’s definitely a story dealing with heavy themes, and I love (if love is the right word...) the way the author writes about Marin’s grief. Her portrayal of Marin’s coping mechanisms feels SO real, it’s impossible not to sympathize with Marin for all she’s going through. But this story ALSO has this totally addictive element of drama, and it manages to explore these dark themes while also being totally entertaining. I cannot wait to see where this story goes, I am 100% along for the ride.🔎 Jennifer Hillier’s writing is fast-paced and engaging, and so far this book is exactly the kind of popcorn read I needed this week! 🤓
Who is your favorite psychological thriller writer?! 🕵🏻♀️ if I continue enjoying LITTLE SECRETS as much as I am right now, I might be adding Jennifer Hillier to my list of faves soon! 🖤
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What I’m hoping my weekend will look like right here 👆🏻 aka READY for a few days with no real to-do list & lots of time to read. 🤓🖤 What’s your ideal way to spend a weekend?! •
Friends, we MADE IT to Friday!! This has been a whirlwind of a week in which I’ve done some seriously cool things (hanging with @riley.sager yesterday 😍🙌🏻) AND some seriously un-glamorous things (late nights at work & lots of laundry waiting to be done when I get home 🙃) and now I am super ready for the weekend to be here! 🖤 •
I’ve gotta be honest, I’m reading SO slowly this week. So. Freaking. Slowly. I’m a major mood reader, and my reading is always seriously impacted by whatever is going on in my life at any given time. This week I’ve been reading THE CREAK ON THE STAIRS, a debut Icelandic crime novel about a mysterious death and a town brimming with secrets, releasing as an e-book in March! 🕵🏻♀️ I’m really enjoying it, but it’s definitely a slow-burn story and that fact + my busy schedule = I’m only halfway through the book. 🙃 BUT here’s what I can say about it so far: it’s got a great cast of characters, a compelling protagonist who feels realistic & down to earth, and a great, atmospheric sense of place. 👌🏻 My plan is to park myself on the couch when I get home and read as much as possible tonight, so hopefully I’ll have good news that I’ve got my reading mojo back tomorrow! 🤓
Who here is a mood reader?! 🙋🏻♀️ & who has a strict reading schedule and sticks with it no matter what? (If you fall in the latter group, TEACH ME YOUR WAYS 😂) happy Friday, friends!!🎉
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?!
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Happy Family Day!🤍 This is my childhood piano. I love music. 🎼 Wish I still played. Hopefully I can continue lessons one day. A library surrounding this would make the room complete! Still reading M & J and enjoying it. Do you guys play any instruments or have any other passions other than reading?
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❓do you guys by books after reading the blurb?
I'm totally not into this habit! I buy books which have good reviews and ratings (which is not always correct) because I feel a small description of the book doesn't do any justice to the story I feel a few lines can't tell how good or bad a book is, which will make us judge the book or decide weather we should buy it or not!!
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current (very greedy and excited) night stand book stack.
7 books I wanna read + Kindle. 🤓
What book are you reading right now?
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✨Sobre o tempo em que estive morta | @zapata.edicoes
Sobre o tempo em que estive morta conta história de uma escritora que está vivendo um bloqueio criativo e decide voltar à sua cidade natal para tentar resolver assuntos inacabados na tentativa de encontrar também inspiração para escrever o final de seu livro.
Porém ao chegar lá, coisas bizarras começam a acontecer e as pessoas parecem não se lembrar mais dela.
Esse quadrinho é tem uma mensagem linda sobre finais e recomeços, além de uma crítica ao fanatismo religioso.
⠀ ⠀ ✨O 2° desafio do #blackathon2020 é um livro que ninguém fala sobre (Splept On: a book no one talks about) e eu escolhi esse quadrinho que não é muito conhecido, mas que certamente deveria ser 🖤