I'm 24 now but none the older because I still skipped pages like my 17 year old self. Haha, I claim I like steamy young adult reads, but haha I can't go as far as A or R rated, I'm sure. 👤
Well, Mr. Fifty Shades of fucked up, it was eye opening to read my favourite trilogy as told by you. Thank you dearest @erikaljames for bringing Christian back. Cannot wait to start and complete Darker too, which of the three books is my most cherished, most savoured ♡
P.S. I clicked this picture for my memory while reading Grey and since I couldn't click one exclusively for the post (because I just reshelved my books and cannot pull that book out again😒) I'm thankful for having clicked this in the first place. Phew! 😏
💵 THE BAREFOOT INVESTOR - Scott Pape
Every. Body. Needs. To. Read. This. Book. Neeeeeeds. Especially if you're a millennial, female or both!
I grew up well enough off but not wealthy - we got to go out for yum cha a lot, but equally there were many nights with baked beans on toast. My family never really talked about money, but I got a job early and knew to save more than I spent and aim for big goals. I saved my way to many overseas trips in my 20s and bought a place in Hobart minutes before the market exploded.
But there's so much more to building wealth than that! I've kind of known this for years, but found finance too boring and too hard to think about. The Barefoot Investor entered my life through two recommendations within one week last year, and it has blown my mind. Scott offers simple, step by step actions to take control of your finances and really understand what you're doing. Two scary items for me were superannuation and investing, and within months I'd sorted my super and invested a little in the share market (of course coronavirus has now destroyed my initial wins but I'm not panicking and hanging tight!). I feel so empowered in my personal finances now, and strangely kinda like it.
Buy this book.
Side note: I'm also listening to @shesonthemoneyaus podcast and loving the deeper dive into money matters!
Steve Jobs is undoubtedly one of the most influential inventors, visionaries, and business people to ever live
Steve Jobs asked legendary writer, and journalist Walter Isaacson to write the self-titled biography that would be released 19 days after Jobs' death on October 24, 2011
For two years Isaacson was given "unprecedented access" to Jobs' life, conducting hundreds of interviews with family, friends, colleagues, competitors, rivals and more to give readers a compelling look at the man behind the myth
I am currently reading this book and it is a great book from now i will share my progress with you in the stories and you can read with me and increase your knowledge
I will share more books that i am reading in the future
The beautiful thing about fear is when you run to it, it runs away. - Robin Sharma.
During the period of my pre teen years I met my fear. My fear wasn't a normal one like the fear of darkness. Growing up all I ever wanted to be was perfect. And not being good enough, the best of best or perfect was my fear. It made me feel weak in my knees when I realised I couldn't call myself perfect. As time went by I worshiped my fear by giving it all of my mind. It wasn't a miracle that happened to me and the fear disappeared, I kept pushing myself towards my fear in order to know it better and how I could control it. So after years of letting it give chills to my bones I hugged it tight and let go of it. I pushed myself out of my comfort zone of being perfect. My life changed ever since then.
In which format you prefer to read books paperbacks, hardcovers, ebooks or audiobooks? .
I generally love to read in all of them, as my goal always been read more and read as much possible! 📚
Have you ever DNFed the book because it's too good to continue? Fore this happened with the book May be you should talk to someone by Lori Gottlieb. This one forced me to stop reading an ebook and buy physical copy to continue reading!! Because it is book is so amazing that almost on every other page I wanted to highlight something, write down something and not that we can't do this in ebooks, but I just couldn't handle the fact that this book is not on my bookshelf! 🙌
So as of now, I'm waiting for my copy to arrive so I can continue dwelling into this amazing masterpiece!! 😍
From a very long time, this topic has captured my mind! Why is #bookstagram slowly turning into #fakestagram ? It has been almost a year since I've joined this community and trust me, earlier, I used to get very very positive vibe from here but now-a-days, things aren't the same. I find people running after likes and followers. I don't know why people are doing this instead of running after knowledge and good books! It makes me feel immoral when people spam on an author's account for free copies just because they're bookstagrammers. This, somewhere, brings down the image of our Bookstagram community. What I feel is, this community is something which should help us grow! Which should help our souls to become purer by reading books -we should share our thoughts, feelings and emotions which will help us in lots of ways. Trust me, I've become a different person now (obviously after I started reading) I wasn't te same person a year before! I've become more positive and peaceful and I seriously give the complete credit to bookstagram and to books which I've read. here, we shouldn't get depressed because of the small amount of followers or likes, instead here, we should put some efforts to grow more and more, to become better than before. Even I've had 200 followers with 30-40 likes, but I've always seen this positively. So, instead of getting sad about your/our likes and followers, let's get our brains filled with positivity, with lots of positive captions and lots of natural pictures and lots of love and happiness. After all, words matters more than numbers.
My exams have got over today! And that means... AND THAT MEANS😍 I can again start reading lots of books! I'm somewhere in the middle of the book "flawed" and I'll complete the duology before picking up any other book (I've promised this to myself! I hope I stay on my words!) #currentlyreading#postivity#bookstagramcommunity
Book review: not long until world book day! The girl in the window is a trilling mastery. Like the heroin of Penny Joelson’s I Have No Secrets, the Kas also has a unique set of difficulties as suffers from ME. It is while she is stuck in her room unable to go to school that she notices some strange goings on at the house across the road and the girl in the upstairs window. With the help of her friend Nav she builds her strength and investigates the mysterious figure. Is she a ghost? Has she been kidnapped? Is the a less sinister explanation? Read it to find out! I recommend this book to 11 to 16 year olds although I enjoyed it a lot and I’m 29. It covers topics such as disability, human trafficking and child labour and so it a great foundation for wider discussions. #worldbookday2020#readmorebooks#readingisfun#booksforchildren#booksforteens#literacycenters#literacymatters#bookreview
Dominik Socha ginie w Tatrach, a Denis Urubko kończy karierę. Kto śledzi wydarzenia świata górskiego, ten nie śpi spokojnie. Elisabeth Revol i Krzysztof Wielicki wydają książki, więc biblioteka miłośnika Himalajów powiększa się systematycznie. W naszej bibliotece znajduje się również „Nanga Parbat. Śnieg kłamstwa i góra wyzwolenia” autorstwa Dominika Szczepańskiego i Piotra Tomzy. To ciekawy reportaż, łatwy do zrozumienia – nie skupia się nadmiernie na technicznej stronie wspinaczki, ale raczej jest pamiętnikiem z wyprawy pełnym emocji i sprzeczności. Góra Nanga Parbat – trzynasta ze zdobytych zimą ośmiotysięczników - staje się tu jednym z bohaterów – kapryśna, piękna, straszna i zabójcza. Przez książkę przewijają się znane postaci - między innymi Tomek Mackiewicz i Daniele Nardi, którzy w kolejnych latach 2018 i 2019 zostali na tej wygłodniałej górze na zawsze.
Laced with experiences of her own travels to several pilgrimage spots in the Himalayas where the river originates in the Gangotri, these opening chapters are some of the most insightful in explaining the centuries-old pilgrim obsession with ‘pure Ganga water.’ The most incredible start of the book would be if the reader first reads the author biography. The line that the author has been ‘fascinated by Ganga from her childhood, when she found that the Kolkata Municipal supply water was Gangajaal’. Trust me I broke into a laughter when I heard this, one could wash idols and even wash of all sins of eating ‘non veg’ in a just a sink handwash. That was a great start to the book.
Superhuman River, divided in three parts, Himalayas, Plains and Deltas shows you the complete of the river. Chapters in each of these parts show you insights into the river’s lifeline and vast expanse of powers. Travelogue in its spirit, and non fiction in its form, this book deserves to be read by every world citizen to see how one river shapes and transforms India with its meandering flow and radiating holiness and power.
Marthe de Florian sub privirile lui Coran și Eugen Ionescu. Se pare ca demimondenele nu se lăsau intimidate prea ușor. Uitati-va la atitudinea Marthei. Dar când ești modelul lui Boldinii, te scalzi în boema Parisului Belle Epoque și ai lumea la picioare e cam greu să te mai impresioneze ceva.
Ce era o demimondenă? O tânară frumoasă care în acele vremuri primea un briliant dacă punea picior peste picior. Iar barbații faceau anticamera la ușa budoirul ei cerșind șansa de a se ruina. Ați prins ideea?
Sunt tare curioasă ce discuții va genera aceasta carte la editia 3️⃣ #emiliacarticafea
Crafted bc I was so bored after watching netflix for more than 5hrs. I wanted to stop at "make it" while sticking each alphabet for "make it count". But I ended the sentence and I am happy for me. Will I make more of these? Probably. Will I be stressed while making them? Who am I kidding? Of course.
Which one is the longest series you've ever read?
I'm in the middle of Discworld, 41 volumes of awesomeness. 😁
"It's vital to remember who you really are. It's very important. It isn't a good idea to rely on other people or things to do it for you, you see. They always get it wrong." Terry Pratchett, Sourcery (Discworld #5 ) #terrypratchett#discworld#rincewind#discworldsourcery
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We made it to Friday! And it's nearly March! I saw my first lambs a couple of days ago; Spring is doing her best to arrive despite Winter putting up quite alot of resistance!! Wishing you a great day X
•Werbung [unbezahlte Kooperation]• 》Wir verlieren uns in Geschichten, in Wörtern und in Zeilen. Wir sind die Träumer, Kreativen und Menschen, die um Ecken denken. Wir sind Leser*innen.
Freunde, heute ist Freitag und mir ist nach Liebe verteilen. Verlinkt doch jemanden, den ihr hier auf Bookstagram oder sonst wo schon immer mal sagen wolltet wie toll er ist. Egal ob Fotos, Stories oder der Charakter. Lasst uns ein wenig Liebe verteilen.❤ Ein großes Herz geht raus ab euch. Ich war immer der Meinung, ich möchte nicht zu viele Fotos von mir im Feed haben oder welche ohne Buch/Game/Film....und jetzt habe ich einfach weil ich es kann, 6 Bilder von mir hintereinander hochgeladen und meine kompletten Sorgen wie: "Das liest doch keiner, wer will denn so ne Caption oder: ich bin ja kein Lifestyleblogger und posen kann ich nicht *ja genau so xD*" komplett unbegründet waren 😳 Ihr seid der Hammer ❤
Die Kerze stammt übrigens von @lovinbookscandle. Inzwischen auch mit Holzdocht, was ein angenehmes Knistern erzeugt. Weil Holz ein Eigenleben hat, brennt sie nicht ganz so ruhig wie die anderen (Meine Erfahrung), poolt aber viel schöner und macht viel intensiveres Licht durch den breiteren Docht. Ich find es super 😍 Bookstagram riecht nicht nur schön zart, sondern auch super lecker. Mit Fuchsia10 spart ihr auch nochmal auf den Einkauf. .
7 1991 hour ago
The Upanishads and The monk who sold the Ferrari
What Matters to us at WPS Library is providing the right book for everyone, and ensuring that our collection reflects the vibrant, open, and beautiful world we live in.
0 131 hour ago
Мой первый английский в картинках
✨О чем эта книга? В книге содержится около тысячи слов и картинок — отличный словарный запас для малыша. Слова распределены на 4-е раздела: буквы (английский алфавит), цифры, мир вокруг и животные. Книга содержит задания, выполняя которые ребёнок лучше усвоит иностранные слова.
🔹Яркие, узнаваемые картинки. Качество бумаги прекрасное. Глянцевые страницы передают всю сочность красок.
🔹Задания-находилки. Отличный вариант для повторения темы, проговаривания слов.
🔹Нет обычной транскрипции. В книге используется «практическая транскрипция», передающая звуки английского языка посредством русских букв. Это плюс для тех, кто совсем не знает английский.
🔹Нет текста с вопросами на английском языке. В книге есть развороты с вопросами. Например, Какой формы часы на стене? Рисунок есть, слова к рисунку и ответ на вопрос подписаны. А вот сам вопрос не продублирован на английском.
🤗В целом, я довольна этой книгой, так как покупала её за яркость, сочность рисунков. Дочка с удовольствием рассматривает страницы книги и задаёт вопросы. Книга с транскрипцией у нас тоже есть, но эту книгу дочка достаёт чаще.
Размер книги: 21х28 см. Твёрдая обложка.
На момент публикации нашла книгу на сайтах:
labirint.ru................398 руб. со скидкой
Стоимость книг носит информационный характер, не является рекламой сайтов.
Waiting for my Queen by Georgia Cates releases March 3rd, less than a week away!! Are you read to begin your love/hate affair with Luca Rossini? Preorder your copy today!
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2NWxfEG
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2qrhah9
All I’ve ever wanted was to marry for love.
But girls like me don’t have that luxury.
We are used as pawns in a game we can’t control.
The game? It’s called Mafia.
I was foolish enough to try to change the rules… and I lost.
She was promised to me years ago.
And he dared to take her from me.
Dared to touch what was mine.
I put an end to that.
I hope he’s enjoying the view from his dirt room.
My beloved’s killer placed a ruby ring on my finger and called me his queen.
But that red gem symbolizes something different for me.
It represents the blood shed by those I love most.
Hell was empty the day we wed.
Because the devil was standing before me and said “I do.” Luca—
I saw her as a possession.
A shiny toy I didn’t want other boys to play with.
But she’s so much more.
Beautiful and brave and strong and broken all at once.
She tastes like everything I’ve ever wanted.
Hidden and patient.
I wait for the perfect time to seek my revenge.
But slowly, I feel him possessing me.
His heart is full of darkness… and I still want every inch of him.
Hard as I try, I can’t escape loving this beautiful monster.
I’m waiting patiently because I already know that she’s mine.
Hello bookworms and booknerds! It's pitch black outside and it's 1:00 in the morning!
BOOK REVIEW AND SPOILERS: I just finished up Serpent & Dove by @shelbymahurin . I give this book five sticky buns out five sticky buns. Thanks to both @haeli.is.an.auror and @reading_and_dreaming for there recommend.
This book has one of my favorite romance trope enemies to lovers. I feel like this trope was executed perfectly with our main couple together. It start out as our main character Louise and that she steal a magic item to help her from someone we find out them later on in the story. She is an ex witch disguised as a thief. Our main male Reid Diggory or Captain Diggory who is a huntsman of the church to kill witches. Our girl Lou has her best friend Coco help her to use her magic to steal the magical item by have Coco use her magic to covers Lou magic up. Lou does something to get her catch in away that the Bishop of the church can't over look what she did to Reid in public at the theater. One of favorite thing about how they two met was Lou disgusted a man in pastry shop right after she eat sticky buns before her wicked stunt to Reid. This has the bishop of the church bind Reid and Lou in marriage together. Lou take it as away to protect herself for other witches who know her pass and us it agent her for evil. We learn that her newly husband hate witches and witch sympathizers and will do everything he can to kill them because of the bishop hatred of witches. One of my favorite things about serpent & dove how both Lou and Reid started to feel in love with each other slowly by getting to know each other better. My favorite thing that made this book so amazing was the background stories of our main couple life before marrying each other and the plot twist of who was each of their own parent was to them. My favorite thing about this was each of them hated their parent for different reasons, but still loved them after finding out who and what each parent is in their own way. This book has me excited for Honey and Blood to come out in September and it only 7 months away. I also love the way the magic system works and getting to learn more about it in the next book.
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Do y’all know what Dolly would do?! My friend gave me this book as a Christmas gift, and I’ve just finished it. I loved it. I knew I liked Dolly. I remember watching 9 to 5 basically on a loop as a kid. I was mesmerized by her. The hair, the clothes, the body. The FINGERNAILS! The way she doesn’t take shit from anybody but is still funny and not an asshole about it. After that I wanted to be a secretary with long, red nails. In fact, I’d still like to be a secretary with long, red nails. I frequently tell my husband I’m going to apply for a job at his office so I can be his sexatary. He tells me this isn’t allowed. I can’t for the life of me figure out why.
I don’t have the awesome, big, blonde hair. My nails are short and stubby, and I only get wild about once a year and paint them red (and it only lasts about 2 days). And it took me about 38 years to realize I didn’t have to put up with people’s shitty behavior. After reading this though, I realize maybe I had a little bit of Dolly in me all along (minus the hair & nails), and now I am even more inspired by her great, big heart. It’s good. Read it. And check out her @imaginationlibrary My nieces have been getting books from that program for years and love them :)
5 52 hours ago
La lettre à Helga de Bergsveinn Birgisson ✉
Le récit épistolaire d'un amour impossible au langage cru mais non dénué de poésie, une ode à la nature et au mode de vie rural en Islande. L'histoire d'un homme tiraillé entre deux femmes, entre l'amour et la passion, l'envie et le devoir.
Ce roman m'a fait voyager, m'a touché, m'a fait réfléchir, une lecture ressourçante, enrichissante.
The StoryFest Storytelling Competition is now open!
Entries are already rolling in and we're loving them! Gosh you're a clever bunch of people.
The competition is open to Shoalhaven residents of any age so don't be shy. Competitions like this are a great way to learn the craft of writing and storytelling in an encouraging forum.
Here are some prompts to get you started if you're stuck: 👜A suitcase in a railway station locker room
🐶Your puppy dog
🧦A lonely sock
💎A family treasure
If you've always wanted to pen a short story, but aren't quite sure how to get started, our storytelling experts are here to help. Look out for our Writing Tips in each month's newsletter - you'll find the second one below.
Your work will be read by some of Australia’s most experienced authors and you’ll be in the running for some very cool prizes including iPods, Audible vouchers, book packs and more.
The Storytelling competition is open to Shoalhaven residents of all ages in the following categories.
Primary School - 300 words
Secondary School - 700 words
Adult - 1000 words
The theme for 2020 is Lost & Found so get those creative juices flowing over the holidays. The competition closes on 12th April 2020. Head to the website to learn more about the competition and enter!
Many thanks to the Rotary Club of Milton-Ulladulla for their generous sponsorship of the competition prizes.
Goodbye days by @jeffzentner 📖
"Depending on who--sorry,whom ---you ask, I may have killed my three best friends"
Carver Briggs is blamed of criminally negligent homicide, he's only 17 and been to 3 funerals already in past one week, of his best friends'. Story revolves around the friends and family of "Sauce Crew" -> Carver, Blake,Mars and Eli, what happens after 3 of them gets killed in a car accident, possibly because of Carver!
Yeah, all he did was sending a text asking their whereabouts.
Complicated? It was for me, how can they blame Carver for that?
His mistake was that texting someone (Mars) knowing that he might be driving and Mars would respond no matter - And he did, we know this, because the phone was found with half-typed text to Carver.
Under Tennessee law, there's an offense called criminally negligent homicide which happens when someone takes a substantial and unjustifiable risk and the failure to perceive it constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that an ordinary person would exercise under all the circumstances as viewed from the person's standpoint.
All through the book, I was either sobbing or emotionally frustrated about how can they blame a 17- year old of homicide when all he did was a harmless text.
Don't we all text someone or the other, be that day or night, knowingly or unknowingly what they are upto at that moment? If they 'choose' to respond while driving ,isn't that upon them than the original sender?
Goodbye days is a beautifully written, heartbreaking story of loss and grief and moving on and about even in the worst situations, how can sometimes it gets further worse. Their grief was mine too, when they cried I cried with them , I think I almost felt the loss 💔
You are in for a treat if you want to read an YA minus usual young love drama🙃
⭐⭐⭐⭐.5/5 and recommended
0 112 hours ago
Nie śpię od dwóch godzin, a dopiero teraz zaczynam ogarniać co się dzieje wokół. Tak wcześnie nawet czytać nie daję rady 😅 A wy, macie taką porę dnia kiedy czytanie jest dla was niemożliwe? Pomijając oczywiście godziny pracy 😉
When @lilacsandliterature posted her #stackyourauthor challenge, I knew I'd pick @therealmargaretatwood.
My love began decades ago in high school when I got a copy of 𝘊𝘢𝘵‘𝘴 𝘌𝘺𝘦 for Christmas and hasn’t abated since! If you’ve read her books, which is your favorite?
𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚋𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚠𝚎𝚎𝚔𝚎𝚗𝚍?
“The first trick, the one I am practicing now, is to just start where you are.” - Julia Cameron, The Right to Write
2 143 hours ago
Sometimes it is so difficult, to tell the truth. We don’t intend to be dishonest but hide from telling the truth to ourselves or to the ones we love. You’re either worried that you will be judged or that the ones who love you cannot handle the truth or sometimes, what happens to you is so overwhelming that it crushes you into pieces that take, putting it all together bit by bit, healing time. During this time, all that you have to give, yourself or anyone around you is a deafening silence.
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen is about a girl named Annabel and how she breaks free from this silence that consumes her. Sarah Dessen with her strong characters deals with various prevalent, sometimes hidden issues to bring to life a story that will engage you. I loved the way Dessen kept the crux of the novel, hidden till almost 3/4th of the book meanwhile, building intrigue, while simultaneously introducing the reader to various other equally important aspects of this book. “All I'd ever wanted was to forget. But even when I thought I had, pieces had kept emerging, like bits of wood floating up to the surface that only hint at the shipwreck below.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ @sdessen@vikingbooks
PS: The synopsis of Sarah Dessen’s fictions are seriously underplayed, so I would highly recommend just picking up one of her books and diving into it, before judging it.
@duttonbooks#partner | THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE: A coming-of-age novel narrated by a young Nigerian woman, Adunni, trapped in a life of servitude. Even in the midst of her bleak circumstances, Adunni refuses to give up on her dream of receiving an education.
I know this is a popular book right now so I’m just going to get the bad news out of the way first: I didn’t like it. 🤭 I thought the narration was good (the author has such a gift for describing the thoughts in Adunni’s head), but that was about it. The characters, plot, and dialogue all came off so flat and unnatural to me that it was a chore to finish this book, despite how promising it seemed at the start.
BUT. Adunni mentions puff-puff so many times in the novel that I was inspired to look up a recipe and try it out. They’re just balls of fried dough and they’re delightful—even if I had to cover them in powdered sugar to hide how dark and misshapen they were. (As I struggled to cook them evenly, I lamented to my husband several times that “My Nigerian friends are not going to approve of this.” 😂) So I didn’t like the book, but it inspired a delicious (if slightly overcooked) snack and that seems worth the trouble.
Have you read THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE? What did you think of it?
We made it to Friday! And it's nearly March! I saw my first lambs a couple of days ago; Spring is doing her best to arrive despite Winter putting up quite alot of resistance!! Wishing you a great day X
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What’s your current read? 📖
If you follow my stories, you might know I recently picked up “101 Ways To Go Zero Waste” by Kathryn Kellogg and so far, I am loving it!
The book covers the basics of things people often get confused or overwhelmed by, like recycling, and also dives into different areas of life, providing inspiration and actionable suggestions for ways you can reduce/minimize your waste.
Though I’ve only just started, I can already tell there will be some great ideas to share and DIY projects to test out in the near future ☺️🌱
it brought me an infinite amount of joy to have gone to this little bakery in the morning where people were eating breakfast and drinking coffee all while ignoring the world around them to focus on worn out paperbacks clutched in their hands.
I’m not much of a morning person or a eating out person as well, so seeing some people quietly enjoying their morning as they read to themselves put a smile onto my face at the thought of them living in their own world in the midst of a crowded bakery bustling with customers.
Reading is a priority hobby around here + 50 cent thrift store books are gold ✨
12 15924 February, 2020
“Open your eyes, and see what you can with them before they close forever.”
—Anthony Doerr (All the Light We Cannot See)
Sharing another glimpse of my weekend in gorgeous Zion National Park. Is there a certain kind of view that inspires you? Desert landscapes have always inspired me.