The Love of Reading was last year’s March box and this March will feature The Love of Reading pt 2! This fun love letter to reading theme is back for another box with all new items! 📖 ⠀
💖 It will feature the usual array of goodies: one 9oz jar, two 4oz jars, two 2oz jars, the monthly enamel pin, and a collection of other reading-inspired goodies like prints, bookmarks, woodmarks, magnets, etc! ⠀
💜 This box is a PRE-ORDER but it’s on sale right now!! It is a March box and boxes are expected to ship the week of 3/23 - 3/27. ⠀
💖 This is the only box where the box itself will NOT be new. I accidentally reordered last year’s Love of Reading box and rather than waste them, I wanted to use them for this year! Don’t panic when your box says 2019 — you are in fact getting the 2020 box and everything inside will be totally new and unique! ⠀
💜 Quotes may come from specific fandoms but you do not have to be a part of those fandoms to appreciate them! Every item will be inspired by books, reading, or anything related to them so anyone can enjoy them! ⠀
💖 You MAY purchase other items in your order with this box (including Feb’s box If you want to!) but note that those items will be held until this box ships in late March since you’re only paying for shipping costs the one time!⠀ ⠀
The items seen here are from last year’s box BUT I just restocked the candles to use up some leftover labels so you can still grab some of these if you want them!! The listing is tagged in the photo so go rush over there to grab some for yourself and maybe add this year’s box if you like what you see 😉 ⠀
Photo by rep @korireads! She just changed her Instagram handle from @_livelaughread but her rep code will be the same! Use LLR10 to save 10% on your regular candle orders! ⠀
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Do you listen to podcasts? I'd love to know your favourites! 🎧
I'm a major fan of My Favourite Murder, BBC Earth, Family Secrets, What I Know Now and The Estée Lalonde Show. My lastest binge-worthy podcast though, is Catch and Kill and WOW am I mindblown 🤯
A friend recommended it to me in work and I literally went home and listened to 4, (nearly) hour long, episodes that evening. Ronan Farrow investigates the Harvey Weinstein case through his journalistic scope and the conspiracy theories he manages to discuss and basically prove is crazy! It's pretty scary what these men in power have managed to get away with for decades as well as the corruption of large corporations (we all knew this but STILL!) 😱
I wasn't sure whether I'd get much out of the book after listening to the podcast but it's just as addictive. The book goes into more depth surrounding every aspect which allows you to join the dots a bit more regarding the case as a whole. The book also introduces other major figure heads such as Trump 📖
I'm currently listening to it on audible and it's just like listening to the podcast. If you're on the hunt for something to sink your teeth into then I'd highly recommend you seek this out. I apologise in advance for all the things you're not going to get done 😂
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Finished reading book #9 and #10 this week. I really needed some happier books after my last one! ((Dude, have you ever typed out a post and then it got deleted because it wouldn’t load? This isn’t nearly as well thought out as my original post, but whatever...😂)) The Happiness Advantage was really a great reminder that positivity breeds more positivity and leads to success and fulfillment. Happiness leads to success, not the other way around. Even before this book, I’ve always been confused by the thought process of “If I can just buy that car (or house or expensive thing) or if I could just get married and have 2.5 kids or if I could just make X amount of $$, I’ll be happy.” No, ya probably won’t. It’s nice to be able to buy nice things or make a large salary but it won’t lead to lifelong happiness and fulfillment. If you don’t have a foundation of happiness and positivity you’ll just end up continuously chasing thing after thing and trying to check all the boxes you think you’re supposed to check but you’ll keep finding yourself unsatisfied. If you make spend more time finding hobbies that bring you joy and expressing gratitude for what you do have, you’re more likely to find lifelong happiness in anything you do. Or, something like that. A good book for sure- and the author had a good sense of humor to go along with the positive message!
Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered was awesome! I’ve never listened to their Podcast but now I’m definitely intrigued. I feel like I can totally relate to their childhoods (except maybe minus the meth) and their humor is right up my alley. I couldn’t get enough of their life stories and lessons- such as “fuck politeness”- we don’t need to be polite all the damn time to be good people. Sometimes you just gotta speak up for yourself and say what’s on your mind. This is a good reminder for me because I tend to be willing to speak up if someone else is in trouble or if they’re being mistreated, but not so much for myself. I definitely recommend this book if you want some good laughs and life advice! #ilovereading#reading#readbooks#readbookseveryday#books#sarahreads2020
The challenge asked for red, but I'm cheating with pink. This candle is Romeo and Juliet themed, and it might be my favorite candle I've gotten in ages. I guess my scent preferences change with the weather outside, and I needed a nice wine scent because I haven't had one ages ago.
What did I just read!? Have you read Colleen Hoover’s “Verity”??
I have never before felt so emotional reading a book. At one point I seriously thought I might puke... and yet I just kept going, drawn to it... it was constant movement and I loved the entirety of it all. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ because I cant stop talking about it!!#
#Repost@bookapotamus with @make_repost
Remember 7th grade & the teacher forced you into reading classics like The Catcher in the Rye and Of Mice and Men, and you were supposed to be enlightened with thought provoking conversation of all the underlying meanings, subtext, and symbolism? But then you remembered you were in 7th grade and all you cared about was cute boys and Bonne Bell Lipsmackers?✈️
I felt like I was back in 7th grade reading this and I really just wanted to enjoy end-of-humanity type story, but felt a little bit like all this extra crap was being shoved down my throat. There's just SO MUCH backstory. I struggled through the first 1/2 - but enjoyed the 2nd half where we could really start enjoying the cool stuff - when sh*t hits the fan and everyone dies.
I'm not sure why it’s classified as sci-fi, because I mean, let's be real here - there could totally be a sickness that could wipe us all out. Nothing sci-fi about that! Eeek! This book follows that story - an illness ravages humanity & follows a few select people who are VERY coincidentally connected - which I felt, is actually the most sci-fi part about it! It follows a mostly unlikeable actor named Arthur, who actually dies in the beginning before the flu even becomes a pandemic. So why do we care about him so much?! That my friends, I just don't know.
20 years later, there's a small batch of survivors after 99% of the world has died. Including a traveling symphony that attempts to bring the joy of art and theatre back into people's lives. We follow them as connections are made, violent threats emerge and what's left of civilization attempts to start over.
The 'before' felt a little too heavy and forcibly structured - a bit overdone to me. But I really liked the 'after' parts and the struggles to start over. I liked it - but I definitely didn't love it as much as I had hoped I would.
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You all know how much I love to read. And I read a ton, especially YA. This is book 18 this year and I randomly picked it up at the library drawn by the cover (which I didn’t capture very well because of the library binding). This book is incredible and I highly recommend it.
I wasn’t sure initially if I would like it. The writing is beautiful and drew me in, but initially I struggled to connect to the characters. Then again, perhaps that is the way @nmlund crafted this story, the artful way she invited me in as a reader. The protagonists, Brenna, Joshua and Callie, struggling in their own skin, feeling locked inside of their own lives, built walls I couldn’t initially breach.
I kept reading, however, and suddenly, each of them opened a small door and the opening grew wider. The more I got to know them and their stories, my heart dove into it. Before I knew it, I was sobbing as they faced their own personal struggles and came to terms with their identities. Coming-of-age stories are often filled with poignant beauty, but this is layered with something magical. Gorgeous. I will look forward to her next book this coming November.
"This was who she was, who she had always been. She was no one's daughter, no one's warrior, no one's scapegoat or prisoner. She wasn't a spoiled princess or the savior of a foreign people. Dinah raised her eyes to the circling stars, and her shadow straightened in accordance. I am the queen, she thought."~Colleen Oakes
I have a little obsession with Alice in Wonderland lol and I love to read the different variations of the original story. I have always found the Queen of Hearts a fascinating character and in this inspired retelling, my fascination was sated. I absolutely LOVED this series. I really enjoyed how the author brought a sense of realism into this magical land making it more intense and adult. I would not consider this a YA novel. This novel deals with politics, conspiracy, and murder. It is very gruesome and satisfying indeed. This story is told in the perspective of Dinah, the future Queen of Hearts. It is her origin story and it is a tragic a tale, yet empowering at the same time. I definitely recommend giving this series a read if you are Alice and Wonderland obsessed like me. I was very happy with how the author portrayed all our favorite characters giving them a real role in the history of the Wonderland realm. 🍄♣️🍄♣️🍄♣️🍄♣️🍄♣️🍄♣️🍄♣️🍄♣️🍄
Book Summary by @goodreads :: Dinah is the princess who will one day reign over Wonderland. She has not yet seen the dark depths of her kingdom; she longs only for her father's approval and a future with the boy she loves. But when a betrayal breaks her heart and threatens her throne, she is launched into Wonderland's dangerous political game. #theofficialnerdylibrarian#bookrecommendation#bookstagram#bookishpost#booknerd#bookdragon#booksbooksbooks#readingisfun#ilovereading#readsomethingdifferent#aliceinwonderland#wonderland#queenofhearts#dinah#offwithherhead#colleenoakes#darktwists#followmeformoregreatreads
In the middle of Where the Lion Feeds (hoping to read a good chunk tonight 😍), and Woven in Moonlight is on deck! I can’t wait to read it and discuss with the Philly @literaryleague ladies next Tuesday. What are you reading this week? Are you enjoying it?
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You ever mark time by the books you read? Like, thinking back on a certain summer and remembering the way James Baldwin felt on your skin, like the sun. Or remembering a particularly harsh winter because during one of those storms you stayed on your couch and read Carrie in a single day. Here are the past few months of my life marked by the books I read:
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The Library of Lost Things (@laura_namey)
✺ A love story that felt like an old friend during the height of my depression.
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More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) (@elainewelteroth)
✺ The book that gave me hope after my first real break-up, crying over Elaine’s affirmations on the train home from work.
Riot Baby (@treize64)
✺ I remember rain. I remember quiet. I remember anger.
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
✺ Big sweaters and nostalgia. Safety and curiosity.
✺ I think of my mom. Our love of thrillers, our mother-daughter cruise, our twin hearts, and our own lil’ book club. I picture her sitting on a lounge chair in the middle of the ocean, the both of us reading as the cotton candy clouds turn from dawn to day.
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Nice Try, Jane Sinner (@lianneoelke)
✺ Airports. Miami. New Orleans. Atlanta. Houston. Family. Diet Coke. Biscoff cookies. Kindness and laughter.
Such a Fun Age (@kileyreid)
✺ Emira, Zara, Shaunie, and Josefa are also in the room while I twerk in Triller videos with my girlfriends on Valentine’s Day. Emira is with me as I learn who I am in real-time. The gorgeous cover of this book reminds me of love and beginnings that are continuations in disguise.
Swipe to the next photo for a note from me, Kait. 💛
11 1182 hours ago
This week’s post-work plans include furiously reading these before my 14 day loan limit expires 🙃 #nerdlife
1 82 hours ago
👑🥊Uppercut Princess 👑🥊 @e.m.moorewrites
Holy heck y’all! Let’s just say this book blew me away! There is a character from a previous book that makes an appearance in this book and I was super excited by it because Bat was one of my favorites in the previous book.
You don’t need to read those books to know what is happening in this one he was just previously introduced.
This story follows Kyla in her mission to infiltrate a gang and avenge her parents after they were murdered by the head of the gang!
This is seriously a must read it was so good! And you will never see the ending coming!!! When the book ended my husband thought someone was dead irl because I was yelling and freaking out. So be prepared for a cliff hanger y’all my heart almost didn’t make it!
#newadult #whychoose #indieauthor #bookclub #booknerd #bookstoread #newbook #reverseharem #ilovereading
2 122 hours ago
Hello, book lovers and writers! ❄️ Yesterday was day 18 and today is day 19 of #fantasywipfeb20 ❄️ ✨ #teasertuesday romance edition/favorite trope in your WIP✨
Its all Marina, Beck, and Aquarius... let’s highlight a piece from my prequel chapter at the end of the book! Zale and Lynn! 💕
It's been five hundred years but YEY I am back here to tell you about a super important, relevant and scary book - "The Future We Choose" by Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac, dramatis personae in bringing to life one of the most important climate agreements in history, the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015, which is due to replace Kyoto Protocol in 2020.
I was a lucky recipient of an advanced copy sent by @manilapress and I devoured it in a couple of hours. It is timely, intelligent, encouraging and, even though we are facing the scariest crisis on this planet - the climat crisis - it is so optimistic. We have to choose, every single day, to do things that will repair our world.
Please DO read this important book. If you preorder now, you can have a £4 off with a code FUTURE at checkout at @waterstones.
What time is it? Pub day time! (Did you also sing this, or is that just me...?) Thanks for the free books, @randomhouse@harperperennial@scribnerbooks@celadonbooks! | Okay this is a fab collection of new books, y’all! I enjoyed Home Making + Amnesty and can’t wait to get to Saint X + Here For It (possibly my next read?!) 🤩 Feelin’ so #blessed today + every day to read the stories of such amazing authors. ✨
Quick synopses for you fine people—
- HOME MAKING—A stunning novel about the intersection of three lives coming to grips with identity, family legacy, and what it means to make a house a true home. 4 stars from me!
- HERE FOR IT—A heartfelt and hilarious memoir-in-essays about growing up seeing the world differently, finding unexpected hope, and experiencing every awkward, extraordinary stumble along the way. - AMNESTY—A riveting, suspenseful, and exuberant novel about a young illegal immigrant who must decide whether to report crucial information about a murder—and thereby risk deportation. - SAINT X—When you lose the person who is most essential to you, who do you become? A haunting portrait of grief, obsession, and the bond between two sisters never truly given the chance to know one another.
Werbung (Rezensionsexemplar) | Kürzlich habe ich „Duty & Desire. Vorsätzlich verliebt“ von @tessabaileyisanauthor gelesen. 📖
Leider wurde das Buch meinen Erwartungen überhaupt nicht gerecht. 🙈
Was mir komplett fehlte, war ein Zugang zu Ever und Charlie.
Von Charlies Ausbildung erfährt man so gut wie nichts. Ever blieb mir zu platt. 🤷♀️
Es tut mir so leid, aber ich kann das Buch wirklich nicht empfehlen. 😣
Wenn ihr mehr wissen wollt: Die Rezension ging heute auf meinem Blog online. 🙂
Jak będziecie mnie już mieli dość, to proszę napisać wniosek, uiścić opłatę decyzyjną. Po wpływie opłaty na moje konto, zbierze się zarząd, czyli ja i podejmie decyzję.
Ale, że narazie żaden wniosek nie wpłynął ( zresztą jak żadna opłata ), to znowu się zjawiam, niczym rycerz na białym jednorożcu, któremu, wiatr podczas pogoni za marzeniami, rozwiał włosy. Boże, co ja pieprze... Dzisiaj miałem wene i na pisanie książki, jak i na czytanie, więc przychodzę do was z książką od @wydawnictwofilia autorstwa Marka Stelara, o jakże zacnym tytule "Nietykalny". A wy jak spędziliście ten wtorek? Ja oczywiście w pracy, bo jakże inaczej 😅
Mamy emeryta czy tam renciste, który wraca do policji jako radca, w sprawie seryjnego mordercy, zwanego Snajperem, czy jak sam się nazywa Nietykalnym.
Cóż mogę rzec: nie wciągnęła mnie ta historia, ani nie zniechęciła. Może to być również spowodowane tym, że znowu zacząłem od dupy strony, czyli od trzeciego tomu serii, ale cóż począć. Bywa i tak, ale jakoś nie przekonuje mnie ta książka do sięgnięcia po poprzednie części niestety.
Ale życie jest przewrotne więc kto wie 🤔
Aufstieg und Fall des außerordentlichen Simon Snow - Rainbow Rowell
Zum Buch :
Dieser Roman ist ein Spinoff zu 'Fangirl' lässt sich aber auch alleine lesen.
Das Buch ist bei dtv als Taschenbuch erschienen und umfaßt 512 Seiten.
Aus dem Englischen von Brigitte Jakobeit.
Originaltitel : Carry On - The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow
Zum Inhalt :
Wo soll ich nur anfangen ohne zu viel zu verraten?
Eines kann ich schon sagen : Ich fand dieses Buch großartig!
Wir begleiten in diesem Roman Simon und seine Freunde in ihrem letzten Schuljahr auf der magischen Eliteschule Watford.
Simon soll der eine Außerwählte sein, der laut einer alten Prophezeiung die magische Welt retten soll.
Er hat eine unglaubliche Macht, doch leider neigt er zum Explodieren.
Zum Glück gibt es da noch seine beste Freundin Penelope, die immer einen guten Rat parat hat.
Als wäre das nicht schon alles anstrengend genug, gibt es da noch seinen Zimmernachbarn und Erzfeind Baz, der angeblich ein Vampir ist.
Für Simon steht fest, dass Baz nichts anderes im Sinn hat als ihn zu töten. Doch eines Nachts, als sich der Schleier der Totenwelt hebt, erscheint Bazs verstorbene Mutter und Simon trifft den überraschenden Entschluss bei der Aufklärung ihres Mordes zu helfen.
So entsteht zwischen den Beiden eine ungewöhnliche Freundschaft .
Steht 'der Magier', das Oberhaupt der Magier auf ihrer Seite, oder verfolgt er seine eigenen Pläne ?
Was hat es mit den schwarzen Löchern auf sich? Findet es heraus !
Leider muss ich aber auch sagen, dass die ersten ca. 100 Seiten für mich echt schwierig waren. Der Schreibstil ist ungewöhnlich und eher wie eine Aufzählung zu lesen.
Es lohnt sich aber unbedingt dran zu bleiben.
Sobald dann die eigentliche Geschichte los geht wird es einfach richtig gut.
Trotz des holprigen Starts ist es für mich ein 5 Sterne Buch !