“Hey—jazz hands!” Kenji barks. “Get your ass back over here.” He makes it a point to look as irritated as possible. “Back to work. And this time, focus. You’re not an ape. Don’t just throw your shit everywhere.”
😂 Honestly this was my absolute favorite quote throughout the series. I could not stop laughing, just like Warner, when Kenji said this to Juliette. Ah, Kenji, what an amazing character.
I just finished the whole Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi not even an hour ago and I only started a couple of days ago. I don't even know what to do with my life anymore since once I started this books I basically was eating and breathing them all at once.
I love these books to pieces. It feels like it's been a while since I was just so taken away by a series like this one. Mafi made me feel so many different emotions throughout this journey with Juliette and Warner.
I'm just so absolutely in love with everything and I'll never get over how beautiful this series is. @taherehmafi did such a wonderful job on this series and I can't wait to read more of Juliette and Warner's story in RESTORE ME soon!
Even though Juliette never really saw it, I had to include the golden bird in my picture for her 😂😭 I hope in the next books she will get to finally see her bird fly across the sky!
Day 18: Book set in your country
🐾QOTD: If you could turn into one animal what would it be?
• I would love to be able to turn into a Wolf! They are so majestic and I love their animal spirit.
Books Pictured Titles||
Author || Maggie Stiefvater
Summary || For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.
Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.
"We were not made to please princes." -Leigh Bardugo, The Language of Thorns
QOTD: An inspiring female author you recommend?
Seriously, @lbardugo has blown me away with TLoT! I haven't even finished it, but the stories I have read have been stunning! She takes classic fairytale tropes and completely twists them around. Plus, as always, each story is filled with beautiful diversity that is nonexistent in classic Western fairytales. And if that wasn't enough, every page is full of gorgeous illustrations - and look at that naked cover😍
#middleearthnovember small books - TLoT is thin but mighty
#bookreadhappyhour a quote you try to live by
Who else is excited for To Kill A Kingdom by @allie_christo ?! I’m super excited about this 2018 release because it’s basically The Little Mermaid, but in reverse, with sirens that collect hearts. Here’s the synopsis...
Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.
The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?
This title releases 3/6/18 so make sure to add it to your #tbr !
Day two of the #12daysofbookstagram and my bookstack represents my favorite genre -- classic literature. The Secret Garden has been my favorite book since I was ten and that started my insatiable appetite for all things 18th and 19th century. And now I write historical fiction.
The Cat At Night by Dahlov Ipcar. 😽 "The cat can see at night. The sky is dark and full of stars, but everything else is like day to him. He can see the dog sleeping in the doghouse and the doves asleep in the dovecote. But the cat does not feel like sleeping. Night is the best time of all - the time when he likes to go exploring." 🌛✨. We love this book so much, as we imagine our own kitties out and about exploring our rural coastal village in Nova Scotia on summer nights. The folky illustrations are timeless and allow the reader to explore through the eyes of a farm cat. Gorgeous colour and gentle, simple language has made this a much loved 'go-to' book on our book shelves. 📚. Published in 1969 by Doubleday & Company, then in 2008 by @islandportpress Islandport Press, Yarmouth Maine USA. #dahlovipcar#thecatatnight#maineartist#maineart#favoritebook#classicbooks#childrensbooks#beautifulbooks#bookillustrator#eastcoastart#doubledayandcompany#islandportpress#bookcollector
#selflovenovember day eighteen: sweater weather. I bought this sweater in Cambridge this summer and wear it at least twice a week ✨
Can’t stop thinking about selling my books. I need to downsize my life and save money for things that make it more full. Thoughts? Suggestions? Offers?
Do you guys use bookmarks?
I feel like I collect them more than I use them, particularly with really pretty ones, such as these beauties from @obviousstate 😍
I have a fear of losing them, which is probably why I tend to go for a piece of paper rubbish, rather than one of my alarmingly big collection 😅
🌌 To the stars who listen, and the dreams that are answered 🌌
I've been absent for a couple of days because I've had the worst migraine ever 😡 not a happy bunny!!
But I'm back and I'm back with a tag 😀
First off I wanted to show you this beautiful bookmark from @thetsundokuchronicles it's double sided so make sure you check out both photos 😄
Save some money and use my code MYBOOKISHLOVE10 👍
The awesome @nerdyreadings tagged me for #bareyourbookshelf (thanks Ken!!) 💙 Book you own but haven't read - Daughter of the Burning City
💙 Book your friends love - ACOTAR, The Bone Season, True Blood (I haven't read this but apparently it's good!)
💙 Book published this year - Acowar 💙 Book published by an author you love - Strange the Dreamer
💙 A book at the bottom of your tbr - The Thousandth Floor has been on there a while and I'm still not sure when I'll get to it.
💙 Book with a colour in the title - Scarlet 💙 Book set in a place you want to visit - acotar, Lotr and Ready Player One (I really want to go to The Oasis?!)
I was also tagged by @catscakesandbooks to do #toptenbooksthatmademefallinlove 🎈 Northern Lights
🎈 Lord of the Rings
🎈 Daughter of Smoke and Bone
🎈 Throne of Glass
🎈 The Hunger Games
🎈 Wuthering Heights
🎈 Ready Player One
🎈 Six of Crows
#bookishtrionovember unpopular opinion - so I loved Acomaf (it was amazing!) but when I first read acotar I was really unconvinced and wasn't even sure whether to continue the series 😬
#tykinschallenge fave series - so it's not my fave of all time series but it's up there mainly for the characters alone
#starlitkarysreadsreputation book you want to reread
Just to prove I'm human and make mistakes, here's a short video blooper of how I totally failed tooling a leaf on the side of the spine.
The tool was too hot, my grip was weak and the angle of the tool and direction of force were all not where they're supposed to be.
Anyway, the spot was polished, glaired and the tooling repeated but there are some signs on the book that this slide happened.
BTW did you notice the grunt of anguish?
Everyone is way ahead of me with their tiny books by now but I have some progress to show as well!
I've decided to use my regular 80gsm paper and not a thinner one. I just use two leaves per signature, rather than four to compensate the spine thickness a bit. I've used about 2/3 of an A4 leaf, which resulted in some 200 pages with 2.5 cm length.
I'll try to use leather joints for this book, so I'll need to thin out some strips and see how they turn out.
I think I have everything planned but I'm a bit worried about sewing on endbands and how to do them properly.
Does anyone that finished that part have any tips?
It's one of those beautiful fall days where the air is crisp, the fog is thick, the sun is shining, and the last trees holding onto their leaves are aflame with this golden glow. I'm sitting on my deck just taking it all in 😍😍😍😍😍 I might head outside with a blanket today to read. Gotta soak this weather in while you can before the real cold kicks in!
#Gratitude30 - home: I have always moved around a lot. So while most folks are able to claim a home town or growing up in one place, I've never had that. Instead, I get to call multiple places home, recall memories from about 7 different schools, 5 cities, and several types of living arrangements when looking back at my pre-adulthood years. Some have pitied me for that. "You have no roots! No community!" But I strongly disagree. Calling so many places home, so many different people family, has opened up my world and led me to relationships, understanding, and opportunities I never would've had if I stayed in one place my whole life. I am so grateful that home for me means love instead of a specific building or place.
#booksandprops - pages
#lilbookishthanks - #stacksaturday
Day 2 of @annebogel #12daysofbookstagram is a stack of books... At my house, you can find stacks of books of all shapes and sizes just about anywhere you look (I can see four different stacks in view from my sofa as I post this ;-) I love that I am in great company with all of you bookstagrammers and I can’t wait to see all of YOUR stacks of books online! Happy Reading!
🕸 #QOTD : Fictional death you never got over? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀ 🕸 Do you even know me?! SIRIUS BLACK 😭😭😭😭😭
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⠀⠀⠀❝ We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.❞
🕸J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5 )
When I start a middle grade book, I close my eyes and take a couple deep breaths allowing all my thoughts and day to day cares to dissipate. As I open my eyes and turn to the very first page I’m no longer a grandmother and I don’t need glasses to read. I’m ten and I’m stepping into an adventure...
The Lavorian Rider
By David Gaskill
I finished ‘The Assassin’s Blade’, so now time to move on to another book from my holiday TBR! Here’s the selection that I brought with me, I’m not sure what to start with, though, as I want to read them all 🙈 I always think that I’ll have lots of free time to read when I come to visit my parents, but we’re always so busy that that’s never really the case. Today my mum and I went to see ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ for the second time, we love it! What have you been up to today? ✨