Выполняю задание #книжнаяподстава2020_февраль от @olga_booklover
Собрать по первым буквам названий книг слово "Февраль":
"Фарфоровые куколки" Лиза Си
"Если я останусь" Гейл Форман
"Великий Гэтсби" Фрэнсис Скотт Фицджеральд
"Рыцарь умер дважды" Екатерина Звонцова
"Анна Каренина" Лев Толстой
"Лиловый цветок гибискуса" Чимаманда Нгози Адичи
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HONEY, I'M HOME. 🏡 California was great but it feels good to be back in my happy place. Also, the worst part about coming home from vacation is ALL. THE. LAUNDRY. And no🤚 I will not do laundry on vacation. So after all my errands today and getting the house back in order, I'm ready to sit on my butt for a bit. 🖤 How's your Tuesday?
BRIGHT BURNING STARS by @aksmallwords is leaping - or rather, doing a grand jete - off the stage and onto the screen, AND it’s starring @dianasilverss (BOOKSMART) and Kristen Forseth (LOOOKING FOR ALASKA) ! Check out the link in our bio to find out more about this stellar book-to-movie adaptation on @variety!
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📚 𝗛𝗔𝗣𝗣𝗬 𝗣𝗨𝗕𝗟𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗗𝗔𝗬 to 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝗱𝘀 by 𝗪𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘆 𝗧𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻 📚
💁🏼♀️ Wishing a Happy Publication Day to this fantastic book. My Review is available a few posts back.
💌 My Rating: ❤️❤️❤️❤️/5
🕵🏼♀️ About the author: 𝗪𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘆 𝗧𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻 received her first library card at age two, and a few years later started writing her own stories. Her debut novel, The Rampart Guards (February 2016), earned a Kirkus starred review and was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016. The novel is a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist, a Next Generation Indies Award Finalist, and is the first in her intriguing urban fantasy series. The next two books in the series are The League of Governors and The Clan Calling (August 2107).
Wendy graduated from the University of Utah (go Utes!) and transplanted to Colorado where she completed her MBA at the University of Denver. She focused her marketing expertise on the financial and technology industries until a career coach stepped in and reminded Wendy of her passion for writing. Wendy began attending writers’ conferences, workshops, and retreats, and she hasn’t stopped yet.
Wendy lives in the Denver area with her husband, Kevin, and their three dogs: Maggie, Shea, and Boon. All of her dogs are rescues, and Wendy is passionate about promoting shelter adoptions. If you’re in Colorado, you may even be able to spot her by her “Adopt a Shelter Pet” license plates.
🙋🏼♀️ Thank you, BooksForward for sending me an ARC of this fun and exciting novel. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝗱𝘀 by Wendy Terrien is now available at your favourite bookstore.
👩🏼🏫 𝗤𝗢𝗧𝗗: In what situation or place would you feel the most out of place in?
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Visit me at peopleofchoices.org .
Taking a picture of myself reading in bed was approximately 700x harder than expected, but here we are 🙌🏼
🌛Here’s what my January bedtime routine looked like: PJs. Crawl into bed. Watch a Bravo episode (or 3) or fall into a rabbit hole of pointless research on my phone till I pass out.
✨ February bedtime routine: PJs. Crawl into bed. Read for 10-30 minutes and fall asleep without my mind racing... What a wild concept in the post smart phone era!
🛏 @penguinrandomhouse started the #readtosleep challenge and it has genuinely made me fall asleep faster and get better quality (much needed) sleeeep. Because ~science~. Plus, the actual point of this account for me is self care, so a huuuge win-win. Thanks to PRH for taking it beyond the books.
March is National Sleep Awareness Month, so join us!! → All you have to do is read or listen to an audiobook for 10-30 min before bed instead of furiously scrolling through your phone and see how much better you feel! (And how much more reading you get done 😉). I’ll post the template I’ve been using to my story and the link for more info on the benefits is in my bio.
📖 So! Whether this is a current habit or something new—What will you be reading before bed tonight??
How are you doing yours?
I’m reading so many great books are the moment!
I always read a “real” book at night, before bed.
I borrow my books from the library, so reading the “Sevenwaters Series” and up to the fourth book.
And then while I sew and walk I listen to books. So listening to the the third book of “The folk of the air series”
Loving both SO much.
I love fantasy books, young adult.
All that magic! 🧜🏻♀️🧚🏻♀️🧞♀️🧙🏻♀️🧝🏻♀️🧛🏻♀️
So many book, so little time! 📚
What types of books do you love?
Классический образ мертвого героя.
Ставрогин, Вы красавец! Вы мой идол! Вы никого не оскорбляете и Вас все ненавидят; Вы смотрите всем ровней и Вас все боятся. Это хорошо. Вы ужасный аристократ..
...или кратко о том, что я буду рассказывать в пятницу перед школьными филологами.
В последнее время в моих руках куда чаще проза, причём - современная зарубежная.
А здесь же - целая подборка от разных известных авторов, классиков, воспевающих представителей животного мира от кузнечика до носорога.
Было приятно вспомнить школьную программу, а также - насладиться неизвестными стихотворениями. Некоторые выбивали слезу, некоторые рассказывали о красоте и силе, а другие были откровенно иронией в огород разных людей.
С особым удовольствием вспомнила и перечитала про «изысканного жирафа».
Как вывод, тем и хорош книжный вызов, что привносит разнообразия в твой читательский опыт и помогает взяться за книги, которые бы по личной инициативе вряд ли почтил вниманием.
Как говорится, без поэзии мы все умрем.
С поэзией - тоже, но не так прозаично 😉
👧Vocês gostam do Carnaval? Concordam também que só depois dele que o ano realmente começa a acontecer?
Indicação de livros:
🎉Bloquinho: Um livro cheio de ação;
🔸"Os instrumentos mortais" e "A rainha vermelha"
🎉Caseiro: Um livro confortável, quentinho e com gostinho de quero mais;
🔸"Fallen", "Três coisas sobre você" e "Doce procura"
👧De qual grupinho tu faz parte?
▪️Bom Carnaval pra todos.
Yaaay I cannot wait to start reading the two books I bought today! The first one is about Greek myths, which I'm so keen to read more about! And the second one is a novel in Italian published in Milano, I'm not gonna understand everything I know lol but I'm sure it will help me to learn the Italian Language which I adoooooore! 😍😍 I'm definitely going back to that old bookshop because I left my heart there among those amazing books! ❤❤❤
I just started reading this new release about a family and a mystery set in Chicago during the Great Fire. The historical context-the time period following the end of the Civil War and the Great Fire is very interesting. And one I haven’t read many books about.⠀
Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green from Bethany House is out now. Purchase link in my bio.⠀
If you’d like a chance to 🌟WIN🌟 a copy of this book and other bookish goodies swipe left on my photo and visit @justreadtours (link in their bio).⠀
Synopsis from the book:⠀
Meg Townsend and her sister, Sylvie, seek a quiet existence managing the family bookshop. Meg feels responsible for caring for their father, Stephen, whose spirit and health are both damaged from his time as a prisoner during the Civil War. Her one escape is the paintings she creates and sells in the bookshop.⠀
Then the Great Fire sweeps through Chicago’s business district. The fiery explosions and chaos stir up memories of war for Stephen as he runs from the blaze and becomes separated from his daughters. Days later, when the smoke has cleared, Meg and Sylvie manage to reunite with him. Their home and shop are lost, and what’s left among the ashes may be even more threatening than the flames, for they learn that a close friend was murdered the night of the fire–and Stephen has been charged with the crime. After he is committed to the Cook County Insane Asylum, where they cannot visit him, Stephen feels as lost to them as the shop that now lies in rubble.⠀
Though homeless and suddenly unemployed, Meg must not only gather the pieces of her shattered life but prove the truth of what happened that night, before the asylum truly drives her father mad.⠀
Have you read any good books set during this time period or setting?⠀
Thanks for @justreadtours and @bethanyhousefiction for this free book.⠀
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Voici mes derniers arrivés grâce à @mon_paradis_livresque !
J'ai donc la série de "Hex Hall" tome 1 à 3 que je désirais lire depuis longtemps !
"La maîtresse de Guerre" de Gabriel Katz @gabrielkatztagram
Le tome 1 de "Aromantic" de Haruka Ono.
Et en cadeau, j'ai reçu la BD de "Atalante l'Odyssée" de Crisse.
Ainsi que 2 marques pages et une planche de sticker.
Sono assolutamente in fissa con il romanzo di @antonioscurati "M, il figlio del secolo". Questo modo particolare di raccontare la storia è geniale. Incredibile come tutte le vicende contenute nel libro siano davvero accadute.
Chi penserebbe mai che il primo Presidente della Repubblica d'Italia, pochi giorni prima della marcia su Roma (ottobre 1922), esprimesse tutto il suo apprezzamento per un uomo che in quel momento non era altro che il leader carismatico di un manipolo di sbandati assetati di violenza?
📖"Seize the wind. Don't become the kite that never flies."
Olá, pessoal! Espero que estejam todos bem.
Estou passando por aqui só para desejar um ótimo finzinho de feriado e uma ótima semana para vocês.
Depois de dias sem tempo e ânimo para ler (na verdade pra qualquer outra coisa), eu finalmente voltei para minha leitura de 'Spin The Dawn' e estou amando a história.
Faz um bom tempo que eu queria uma história inspirada em Mulan, e essa vem correspondendo todas as minhas expectativas.
Eu adoro releituras, mas gosto quando o autor sai da caixinha e não abusa demais da "inspiração". Uma releitura precisa ter alguns elementos de histórias já conhecidas mas ao mesmo tempo se manter original e criar algo novo para surpreender o leitor. Felizmente isso vem acontecendo aqui e estou amando os rumos que o livro está tomando.
O que vocês estão lendo?
Aproveitaram os bloquinhos de carnaval ou ficaram em casa descansando?
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Three out of four I have read already and now I am wondering if this might be the year to read Moby Dick?!? Have you read it? I wonder if it's one of the books you need to read in a slow pace rather than trying a straight through read.
To be honest it wasn't even on my radar until I got this edition. But a pretty edition like this is always a first good step for a potentially challenging book to get my attention.
I know that I will eventually read it but the question is when and how to tackle it best.
That morning light 😍✨
Throwing it back to last September when I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advanced copy of My Dark Vanessa.
It’s out next month and is surely one of the most hyped books of 2020.
Vanessa was 15 when she first had sex with her English teacher, Jacob Strane. She’s now 32 and the same teacher has just been accused of sexual abuse by another student. Vanessa is horrified, not least because, in her eyes, the relationship with Strane was love, not abuse.
The accusations force her to reassess and relive her past and the ‘love-story’ that has defined her. It’s quite clear, from the reader’s perspective, that Strane is a vile predator (warning - some parts of the book will genuinely sicken you) and what happened to Vanessa was abuse, not love.
I tore through this book - it’s seriously intense and very sad, but is one that has stayed with me.
Will you be reading My Dark Vanessa?
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His advice was often unsolicited. Impending awkwardness...never a deterrent: "Mike, listen. When I was young, my favorite movie was Real Genius starring Val Kilmer. My point is everyone's taste is questionable, ok." ~G
*REVIEW* I have a keen interest in stories about immigration - my parents and grandparents immigrated from Italy to Australia in the 1950s and 60s. I’m fascinated by the idea of leaving behind everything you know and love to completely start again somewhere else - especially at a time where there was no access to information on the internet or in the news to help you understand what you’re facing. It was blind faith that you’d end up somewhere better, with more opportunity. *
These themes are explored in Angie Cruz’s lyrical novel, Dominicana. It’s about 15 year old Ana, a Dominican girl who agrees to marry a man more than twice her age because he promises to take her to New York, where she’ll have a chance to get an American visa for herself and her entire family. She and her new husband, Juan, are not in love. But they both benefit from the circumstance of their marriage, and must try to make their new life together work in an unforgiving city. *
There’s been a lot of discussion recently about supporting #ownvoice literature, and this book came up time and again amongst the piles of recommendations. Now that I’ve read it, I can see why: it’s REALLY lovely guys. Cruz writes the way a bird sings - lively and musical; the writing dances across the page. Ana is a character you’ll easily fall in love with - she’s smart but shy, burdened with the weight of her family’s expectation to send money home and eventually secure their passage to America. Although desperately unhappy, she recognises that her own desires are irrelevant. *
I couldn’t help but think of my own family history while reading this. Although the circumstances were different, I recognised similarities - the sacrifices required, the letting go of your own hopes and dreams for the sake of the greater good, the struggle - oh the struggle, to live in a place where you don’t understand the language or the customs, where the food is different, the weather is different, the houses are different. They way families are separated and often irrevocably damaged. Even if you don’t have a personal connection to the themes of this book, I’m sure you’ll be as moved by it. It’s a poignant page-turner. 💫
📚 B O O K. R E V I E W 📚
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller is such a beautiful story 💚
I have seen this book all over bookstagram, but didn’t know much about it. Then, my lovely friend Laura @plantladyreader said this was her favourite book of 2019, and said everyone should read it.... so what did I do? I read this beautiful book! I don’t normally read books like this- books set in Ancient Greek with gods, goddesses, etc. I didn’t know if I would like it. Well, if you write a story that tests the limits of the human heart, then I will probably enjoy the story a lot. I can’t get over the trials that Achilles and Patroclus endured throughout this book, escaping the war, then having to go to war, having to decide between right and wrong, pride and honour, and what one person will go to to protect those they love. .
SYNOPSIS: “ Achilles, “the best of all the Greeks,” son of cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful- irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods’ wrath. They are trained by the centaur Chiron in the arts of war and medicine m, but when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.” .
This is the second book I read that fits the LGBTQ+ challenge for @readwithangie ‘s #bookishmonthoflove readathon! .
My rating: 📚📚📚📚
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Tutaj miał być ładny opis, ale słowa nie chcą dzisiaj wskoczyć na swoje miejsce.
Więc napiszę tylko, że planuję kupić dodatkową szafeczkę, w której zmieszczą się nadprogramowe książki. Mieliśmy jechać po nią dzisiaj, ale ostatecznie zostaliśmy w mieszkaniu. Nie wyszło.
Napiszę też, że zaczęłam dzisiaj ostatni semestr moich studiów. Nie dowierzam, że to już.
A na koniec po prostu chcę życzyć Wam dobrej i spokojnej nocy🌻
𝗢𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗶ó𝗻 ~ ¿𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗿?
No sé cómo expresar cuánto amé leer esta segunda entrega. La mayoría del tiempo tuve una sonrisa en la cara, no podía evitarlo, si no era porque me moría de ternura era porque alguien ya había hecho algo gracioso. Y cómo no estar feliz si por fin apareció Li Shaoran; el gran amor de mi infancia.
Quiero hablar de cada carta que capturó Sakura porque creo es importante señalar lo que me gustó, lo que me "decepcionó" y las diferencias entre manga y anime.
Sí, comienzo con algo controversial y con lo que no estoy de acuerdo… Rika (compañera de sakura) mantiene una relación con su profesor… En el anime solo parece que hay cierta atracción pero en el manga existe un anillo promesa. Es un tema a tener en cuenta ¿Qué opinan ustedes?
Es la carta con menos relevancia pero me recuerda que en el anime es la primera vez que vemos las cualidades de Shaoran como rival de Sakura.
Es la captura más simple, y totalmente diferente en el anime, aunque no puedo evitar reírme con todo lo que pasa. Shaoran y Kero se odian mientras Tomoyo está perdidamente enamorada de la caballerosidad de Sakura.
Una de mis cartas y episodios favoritos… Touya se gana mi corazón con el gesto tan bonito que tiene con la carta. También es aquí donde vemos la lectura de cartas como herramienta para visualizar presente/futuro.
Una copia fiel entre manga y anime. Aunque otra vez está la controversial relación alumna-maestro, solo que con los padres de Sakura. Amo la intensidad de la mamá de Tomoyo.
Agregué imágenes de las cartas para mayor detalle.
✨ My most recommended books ✨
I get a lot of questions about what my favorite book is. It is impossible for me to answer that! I’ve read so many amazing books over the past few years that I can’t just pick one favorite.
So I put together a blog post with my most recommended books (All 5 star reads!) and why I recommend them to everyone. It includes all the books in the picture ☺️ Go check it out at www.gissellereads.com (or the link on my profile)
What are some of your most recommended books?
I was reminded by @eleanor.reads.books post yesterday that I had this beach photo in my photo album, taken in Greece last summer and saved for a rainy day! I was reading Lonesome Dove at the time. Our days were very chilled, picking up pastries in the morning and then heading to the beach to read and swim for the day. Is there anything better?
Luckily, we are actually going back to Greece this summer as we loved it so much. I’m already excited for all the reading I’ll get done!
Do you have a favourite holiday you’ve been on? Are you a lounge-by-the-pool/beach person or an action-packed-activity-seeker?
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my view for a solid three hours yesterday 👆 (i promise i went outside and enjoyed the beautiful weather, too, but the sun coming through the window in one of my fave reading spots was too pretty not to snap!) ☀️
our last few weekends have been full of hosting and travel, so it was nice to have almost nothing planned over the last few days. and i got so much reading done! it was super dreamy. ✨
when i really look at this picture, i can’t help but wonder if this reading position is really that comfortable. what’s your favorite place to read in your home? 📖