A couple of today’s new releases! Currently reading Greenwood and will hopefully have a review up later this week. Spoiler alert: review will be favorable 😏😏😏 Very much enjoying it.
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☆ Bone Crier’s Moon....
“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
Guys it is T-Minus 7 days (!!!!) until this beauty hits the shelves!! I was lucky enough to win this arc and absolutely loved reading it. I posted a review a few posts back as well as on goodreads. I would recommend this to fans of Shelby Mahurin and Leigh Bardugo!
In celebration of its release next week, I wanted to give a shoutout to the fact that the preorder campaign for this is still going on! So ordering this will be a win/win!
QOTD: What release are you excited for??
Difícil resenhar a história de Ubik de modo conciso. É tarefa que necessita de liberdade para o uso de caracteres hahaha.
É o livro de PKD com o conceito mais complexo, com qual me deparei até o momento - talvez "O homem do castelo alto" empate nesse quesito.
Ubik se diferencia dos demais livros de Dick que eu li, pois o mesmo aglutina na mesma história os dois campos preferidos do autor e recorrentes, mas abordados separadamente, em suas obras, a realidade e a vida. Sendo mais específico, os dilemas - o que é real/realidade? e o que define ser e estar vivo?
Tais indagações filosóficas sempre atormentaram (literalmente, em certas partes da vida de PKD) e, na maior parte de seu trabalho, constituem o fio condutor no qual este cingia suas tramas.
Ubik tem êxito no trato de tais dilemas. Uma história metafísica, que deixa o leitor inseguro sobre quem na história está vivo ou morto (e quem estiver morto, está realmente morto?). Quais deles - os personagens - estão em um mundo real. Talvez só alguns , talvez todos, talvez ninguém.
É Philip K. Dick elevado ao cubo. História fascinante! Livrasso!!!
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Terry Spear takes us back to Silver Town for a whole new adventure! The Wolff brothers and sisters will have their stories told in this new series. First up is Blake Wolff and his mission to convince Josie Grayson there's more to life than work and he's just the wolf to show her.
What is your Hogwarts house? Swipe to see the full array of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire House Editions! ✨
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love finding new LFL’s to visit 🥰📚
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You guys, I'm in love with this cover!! Isn't it perfection?! 😍 Who else has this one on their tbr? .
IN FURY LIES MISCHIEF, the second book in the Midnight Mayhem series from @thatcrazykiwiauthor is coming March 10th!! 🙌🏻
She was everything that I wanted.
He was everything that I despised.
Until she wasn’t.
Until he wasn’t.
Killian Cornellii was a walking calamity. He reached inside of me and touched every single inch of my ruined soul, but he didn’t just touch it. He caressed, petted, and captivated it. He tailored me to fit into the palm of his hands. The same hands that possess so much cruelty, were the very same that comforted me.
I thought I knew him.
He thought he knew me.
This isn’t a fairy tale, or some achingly beautiful story about two soul mates who instantly fall irrevocably in love with each other.
This is a story about a love so painful, so rich, that it destroys everything and everyone around it.
Midnight Mayhem is the platform to which Killian performs his tricks on, but the greatest trick wouldn’t come from him.
How many of you are familiar with the Enneagram? I've been reading The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile and I am HOOKED. It's such a helpful tool in better understanding yourself and others. I'm a Four, The Romantic 💁🏻♀️. I experience big feelings, I like to create things, and I crave individuality and genuine connections with others. What number are you? - Emily🍩
💚How To Love Your Elf💚
By Kerrelyn Sparks
Happy Book Birthday @kerrelynsparks 🥳📖🎉
The 4th book of The Embraced series is released today, it's also listed as book 1 of the Embraced by Magic series, that can only mean more books to come, that makes me feel very happy 😁👏👏👏
Once again, I've preordered this book from Amazon, so it'll be a few more days before I receive my copy, I'm really looking forward to getting back to this series, it's been too long. 📖👀 .
Raised in isolation on the magic-shrouded Isle of the Moon, five girls became five sisters. Now women, they are ready to claim their places in the world—and perhaps change it forever . . . .
FLAME AND FORTUNE
Sorcha knew the mission was dangerous. Leaving the safe grounds of her brother’s kingdom and parlaying with the elves across their border . . . well, treachery seemed at least as likely as true peace. But to support her sister, Sorcha would brave far more than the underhanded ways of the elves. Or so she thought, before she was taken hostage.
Of course, her captors didn’t count on her particular abilities—or on the help of the Woodsman, the mysterious thief who made his home in the forest. He saw the battle from the trees, saw the soldier attacking against incredible odds to save a comrade—and then saw the valiant fighter revealed as Princess Sorcha of Norveshka. He can’t tell if he wants to kidnap her or kiss her. But despite Sorcha’s stubbornness, his inconvenient honor, and a rebellion on the cusp of full war, something burns between them that neither can let go . . .
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❓What’s the underrated book thay everyone should love to read?
Hi everyone!✨ Happy Wednesday. Menurutku Alicia Lidwina adalah salah satu penulis Indonesia yg berbakat yg karya-karyanya aku suka banget. Novel debutnya yg berjudul ‘3 (Tiga)’ gak bisa bikin aku lupa banget. ‘Maybe Everything’ juga bikin mewek.. gak terkecuali ‘Unspoken Words’ ini, gak sabar mau baca ‘Polaris Musim Dingin’ nya.
Dan menurutku juga Alicia Lidwina itu penulis yg underrated, seharusnya orang-orang lebih banyak yg baca karyanya😁 Karena emang menurutku unik dan bagus banget cara penulisan buku-bukunya.
Look at the creativity of the members of our club!
It’s not too late to participate in our fun Build with Books event this month!
Have you ever used your books to build something epic? We would love to hear about it! Tag us in some of your creations as well! Why not get creative with us!
𝐏𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐲 𝐕𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐚 @vsbookishlife
Double up for added protection. This was an expensive book. I don’t have any padded mailers that will fit it so, double bag with bubble wrap it is!
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“Humans weren’t built for this. There’s a reason nothing lives down here.
Or nothing should.”- Nick Cutter
Finished The Deep by Nick cutter, a great read even though it loses a bit of tension that was built up so well in the middle of the book but finishes well and was a great read. There is no better than a horror story that takes place some where people are isolated.
A disease called the ‘Gets’ has broken out around the world but a cure might have been discovered at the bottom of the ocean. There is a problem though as no one has been able to contact the scientists on the station at the bottom of the ocean. One of the scientists Clayton is Luke’s brother so he has been enlisted to make the journey to the bottom of the ocean to find out what has happened.
This is my second Nick Cutter book, have you read Nick Cutter and what do you suggest next?
“𝘐𝘵’𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘌𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘵. 𝘛𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯’𝘴 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶…𝘛𝘰 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘴𝘵, 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘪𝘵 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳. 𝘛𝘰 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘪𝘵, 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘭, 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘯𝘰𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘦𝘭𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘪𝘵.”
I can’t even articulate the words to describe how much I adored this book. I wish I could bind my memory of this story into a book, so I could experience it again with a fresh mind. I recommend giving it a read, especially if you’re a fan of historical fantasy.
O livro “50 fatos para entender a Segunda Guerra Mundial, coordenado por Viviane Campos e organizado por Ricardo Piccinato, foi publicado pela editora Alto Astral em 2019. Ele faz parte da Coleção Arquivos da História.
Cinco capítulos dividem o livro: contexto, conflito, holocausto, consequências e biografias. Este último conta um pouco da história de Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Hideki Tojo, Charles de Gaulle, Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, Hans Frank, Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Göring e Hudolf Hess. Ao final de cada divisão há uma lista de fatos estudados, a qual é chamada de “Para fixar na memória”.
Minha experiência com “50 fatos para entender a Segunda Guerra Mundial” foi bem parecida com a de “40 fatos para entender a Revolução Russa”, mas, dessa vez, minimamente inferior. Talvez pela grandeza das batalhas, e pela infinidade de detalhes, o texto poderia ser mais preciso. Senti diversas margens para interpretações errôneas. Não há erros, mas existem “duas ou três” explicações que poderiam ter sido expressas de outras formas. No entanto, indico-o. É uma obra de extrema importância, principalmente para quem precisa de um resumo de qualidade do que foi o maior confronto bélico do mundo.
Current e-book: an advanced reader copy of The Companions by Katie M. Flynn
Popsugar Reading Challenge Prompt: A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character
“In the wake of a highly contagious virus, California is under quarantine. Sequestered in high rise towers, the living can’t go out, but the dead can come in—and they come in all forms, from sad rolling cans to manufactured bodies that can pass for human. Wealthy participants in the “companionship” program choose to upload their consciousness before dying, so they can stay in the custody of their families. The less fortunate are rented out to strangers upon their death, but all companions become the intellectual property of Metis Corporation, creating a new class of people—a command-driven product-class without legal rights or true free will.
Sixteen-year-old Lilac is one of the less fortunate, leased to a family of strangers. But when she realizes she’s able to defy commands, she throws off the shackles of servitude and runs away, searching for the woman who killed her.
Hashtag #littlereader .
This was supposed to be my #shelfiesunday photo but I have almost run out of fresh photos to post. The rainy weather stops me from taking photos.
Sometimes Sigrid comes into my library and starts moving things around. She is always after my Muumin books or Jane Austen books. I let her do whatever she wants so I can get on with my stuff. Luckily she doesn’t damage the books. Sometimes I’m taking photos and she comes to visit me. I don’t tell her to leave, and she ends up in the photo.
What are you doing right now? I’m going to apply for a literary job after I have posted this photo. Also I’m busy on Pinterest and Etsy. Do you have an Etsy shop or Pinterest account?
Hitler's Housewives by Tim Heath | ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
There are innumerable nonfiction books chronicling World War II in every aspect imaginable and it is a sub-genree of nonfiction I’m always interested in. I found this book to be different from many that I've read in the genre. Heath chronicles the rise of the Nazi party to the end of the war in Germany through the eyes of women. While there is no argument the heinous actions of the Nazis were deplorable, it is important to remember the state of Germany prior to Hilter’s rise to power. .
“Germany’s females were without doubt an essential factor in the success of Hitler and the Nazi Party. Women formed a substantial part of the electorate and were partly responsible for securing his powerbase . The violence, racism and destruction, which culminated in the murder of democracy in full view of the outside world, would become the burden that many women would have to bear through the years after 1945.”
While not shying away from the gruesome realities, this book served to give a account of life in Germany throughout the war for private citizens who had no choice but the live in fear of the Third Reich. The women included in the book ranged from children to older adults, all with different experiences. The author did a fabulous job of providing a real look at life during the time period. Women were expected to be perfect housewives and mothers to as many children as possible, and later to pick up the slack when the men were forced into the military. .
“Though 1939 had been a year in which many Germans had asked ‘War, what war?’ 1940 would be a very different year by its end, leaving few with any illusions as to what was coming.” .
This book was wonderfully researched and told primarily in the form of journal entries and excepts from interviews between the author and survivors of the war. I would recommend this book to anyone who is hesitant to explore nonfiction because it reads like historical fiction due to its formatting. .
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an ebook of this title for review.
Reposted from @electriceclecticbooks No doubt you will know of the fantastic range of books, both eBooks and Paperbacks, available under the Electric Eclectic brand.
But do you know about our new book format, the Electric Eclectic 'Pocketbook'? Pocketbooks are paperback versions on our eBook Novellas and Novelettes, produced to a small, 6x4" format, which makes them perfect to slip into a handbag, rucksack or, as the name suggests, a pocket. They'll even fit into the back pocket of your denim jeans.
That which makes life fall to its knees is not a view of love that is enough
Some faithfulness are like mischievous drops of water
Imprisoning them for awhile is not love either
There are those who have gained such natures of being star crossed with destiny
They consider their story to be someone else's message instead
This too is not love.
Why ask what love is?
This is a question which apart from your name, does not have an answer. -kanji
Sadly peeps, I’m losing my voice to a potential case of tonsillitis that’s been going around some of the volunteers at volunteering, as well as family members. So not feeling my best 😖
FINISHED READING: Molly & Me which is an amazing memoir about Colin, who decides to create a UK Pet Detective group who seek out missing cats in particular (also dogs and other small animals) and he finds a dog called Molly, who undergoes lots of training to help find the animals missing. I am loving my memoir reading at the moment and so, pleased to get this recommendation at the mobile library I visit! 🥰📚 Any good memoirs I should check out? 💕
Hello everyone, I have been away for a couple of days because... Well i was depressed and truly exhausted. Am I still feeling depressed? Well a little bit but much better than this last week. The thing is i havent read any book this month and it doesnt look like i will, when i am in this kind of mood i dont find myself really wanting to do or read anything. Anyhow, stay happy and just keep swimming
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So i recently recieved a finished paperback copy of 'A Long Petal Of The Sea' from Penguin Random House Publisher. I just finished reading the book and I enjoyed every single page about it, it had been some time where I would fully enjoy a book and this book has everything a reader wants.
I had never read any other book from the author but I wish I did because the technique the author uses is so easy to understand even though sometimes it gets artsy and not all of us understand it but this book is so beautifully written that I wish to re-read it any time soon.
So the story begins with these two characters Victor and Roser, the story takes place from Spanish civil war to Chile in 1994. The book had a lot of themes where I enjoyed every single one of them. I enjoyed the optimism thoughts of Victor, the brutality within the story.
The amazing poetry where the author describes every single detail as the reader feels like is in the story.
I give the book 4.5/5 stars.
The book is kind of slow but you will enjoy it a lot, I'm sure if you start reading you'll fall in love with the story.
If you want to read the synopsis of the book: In the late 1930s, civil war gripped Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life irreversibly intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them wants, and together are sponsored by poet Pablo Neruda to embark on the SS Winnipeg along with 2,200 other refugees in search of a new life. As unlikely partners, they embrace exile and emigrate to Chile as the rest of Europe erupts in World War. Starting over on a new continent, their trials are just beginning. Over the course of their lives, they will face test after test.
Da quando i suoi genitori sono morti in circostanze misteriose, Lily Shadow è l’unica erede al trono di Geenna. Ma per una ragazzina di tredici anni, che non ha alcuna conoscenza della magia nera, governare il Regno delle Ombre è impossibile. I suoi antenati erano infatti in grado di comunicare con gli spiriti, risvegliare i morti, radunare truppe di zombie dalle tombe. Ma lei come potrà difendere il Paese, senza arti magiche e senza un esercito? L’unico modo per salvare Geenna è sposare Gabriel Solar, il rampollo della famiglia nemica, e assicurare così la pace. Gabriel però è un vero idiota e Lily non ha alcuna intenzione di arrendersi al proprio destino. Soprattutto quando scopre di avere un aiuto insperato in Thorn, un ragazzo dall’oscuro passato ma con un cuore coraggioso e la rara capacità di cavalcare pipistrelli giganti…🐀🐀
Questo libro ti travolge sin dalla prima pagina nella storia dei nostri protagonisti. L'autore ha sapientemente descritto i personaggi in modo tale da non risultare "pesante" ed infatti è adatto ad un pubblico vario.
Personalmente ho gradito davvero tanto questo primo capitolo della serie composta da tre libri, sono davvero ansiosa di sapere se la nostra principessa riuscirà nella sua battaglia e a dominare le arti oscure.
Per questa prima parte non posso fare altro che assegnare: 🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀 .
■ «…Τι όμορφο που είναι ένα βιβλίο, που επινοήθηκε για να πιάνεται στο χέρι, ακόμη και στο κρεβάτι, ακόμη και μέσα σε μία βάρκα, ακόμη και εκεί όπου δεν υπάρχουν ηλεκτρικές πρίζες, ακόμη κι αν έχει αποφορτιστεί κάθε μπαταρία και αντέχει τα σημάδια και τα τσαλακώματα, μπορεί να αφεθεί να πέσει καταγής ή να παρατηθεί ανοιγμένο στο στήθος ή στα γόνατα όταν μας παίρνει ο ύπνος, μπαίνει στην τσέπη, φθείρεται, καταγράφει την ένταση, την επιμονή ή τον ρυθμό των αναγνώσεών μας, μας υπενθυμίζει (αν φαίνεται πολύ καινούργιο ή άκοπο) ότι δεν το διαβάσαμε ακόμη…» [ Umberto Eco ] ■
■ The bookreader's project: Woman reading with the company of her dog at Pionirski Park in Belgrade, a cold, sunny winter day. ■ «Having a dog or a cat will open your heart. Reading a book will open your mind. Having both a pet and a book...absolute heaven!» (Mark Edward Rubinstein, American financial economist, 1944–2019) ■
I had a quick look through the book and it’s very promising. It’s seems to be the kind of fantasy that draws me in 🤞🤞 even if I don’t read fantasies very often. How often do you read fantasy books?
I’m in my library hiding away from the rain.
Some wise woman predicted that by 2030 two thirds of the U.K. will be under water. Have you heard of this prediction? I’m starting to believe it with this weather. It must be rainiest winter I have seen in the U.K.
“I think you have to have faith in people before they earn it. Otherwise it’s not faith, right?”
— Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & The Six
Happy Monday, angels! Today I got back to work and my day didn’t start well: my phone charger died somewhen during the night + I woke up with my periods. But I pushed it through and had a great day. The teens were great, it felt good to be active again + I got some great news for projects on here!
Anyway let’s wrap-up the last reading week! Last week I read four books:
— The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston, 4 stars
— Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (re-read), 5 stars
— Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant, 4.5 stars
— And The Princess Bride by William Goldman, 4 stars
Now that I’m at work I won’t read that much per week but I’m currently reading Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon!
What about you? What did you read last week and what are you reading now? ✨
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“What do you want?"
"Just coffee. Black - like my soul.” - Cassandra Clare . Hello lovelies I hope you’re doing okay? I love to have some time with myself in a coffee shop. Mostly taking a Chai latte and a pecan pie with a good book to read. This is really my kind of jam.☕️ Anywho I read Stargazing by Jen Wang and it’s such a beautiful comic. I fell in love with both of the characters and I felt at the end that it was too short. I wanted so much more !✨ . What is your favorite drink ? . J’espère que vous allez bien? J’aime tellement trainer dans les cafés et prendre un Chai Latte avec une tarte aux noix de pécan avec un bon livre. C’est vraiment le genre de choses que j’adore.☕️ Sinon j’ai lu Stargazing (je crois qu’il est traduit en français) de Jen Wang et c’était juste tellement beau. Je suis tombée amoureuse des deux personnages et j’ai eu l’impression que c’était trop court. J’en voulais tellement plus !✨ . Quelle est votre boisson favorite? . . .
Guten Abend meine Lieben 🥰
Heute ist bei uns ein herrlicher sonniger Tag. Ich war gerade noch eine gemütliche Runde spazieren 🚶♀️ ❓❓❓ Geht ihr gerne Spazieren?? Ich liebe es ja einfach mal abschalten und die Natur genießen 💄💄💄
Heute stell ich euch ein total tolles Buch vor. Ich habe es geliebt und werde es weiter verfolgen den das Buch #brokenblackness von @yunadrake erinnert mich an die Geschichte von #prettywoman und ich liebe diesen Film
SKAISA ist Anfang zwanzig, hat einzigartige ozeanblaue Augen, wird gezwungen, in einem Bordell zu arbeiten und besitzt sehr wenig, an dem sie hängt. Eigentlich hat sie nur ihr Leben und einen Teil ihrer heilen Vergangenheit.Nur aus diesem Grund hält sie in dieser gefühlskalten, hoffnungslosen und grausamen Welt durch.Doch recht schnell wird ihr auch diese Hoffnung genommen, als sie von einem Mann entführt wird, dessen Seele mehrfach gebrochen wurde. Er ist nicht ihr Retter und ganz sicher nicht ihr Beschützer.
Yuan Drake hat einen angenehmen Schreibstil. Ich hatte schnell die Geschichte reingefunden und hatte mich sofort in die starke Saskia verliebt. Sie ist so eine taffe und selbstbewusste Frau obwohl sie in einen Bordell hattet.
Tjark hab ich sofort gemocht den er setzt sich für seine Freunde und Familie ein aber er hat auch düstere Fantasy, die er mit Saskia ausleben will.
Ich war von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite gefesselt. Bis ich am Ende feststellen musste, das ich kein Nachschub hatte😭😭😭
Also falls ich die Reihe anfangt habt schon den 2.Band bereitet sonst ergeht es euch wie mir🥺
Eine düstere romantische Geschichte aller Prettywomam Charme😍
Dieses Buch hat ganz eindeutig 5+ Sterne verdient
❓❓❓Habt ihr ein Buch von @yunadrake oder @dcodesza schon gelesen?
Ich kann euch die Bücher von ihr nur ans Herz legen