My biggest takeaway from #nerdcampnne is that I need to bring @julie_falatko with me to every event! Meeting up with Insta friends is always a pleasure, and she’s part Veep-style bodyman, whispering who everyone is in my ear, and part World’s Best Hypeman, introducing me and gushing about #fortunebookies to everyone she knows. And she knows everyone! She’s also a joy to talk books, life, and biz with. Flip thru the other pix to admire her marketing genius—that’s a Snappsy inspired skirt! And then sign up for my newsletter at http://www.helloheidifiedler.com/hellofriend.html so you can read my other insights and lessons from the event, after I have a chance to process and absorb everything! 🤓#shinyhappyauthors
Have you ever started a certain book that you enjoyed, but then for some reason got distracted and never actually finished it?
For me Assassin's Apprentice is one such book. I got to 1/3 and was quite enjoying it when I got distracted by a new shiny read and I forgot to go back to the Farseer world. I promise that I'll pick it up again though!
In other news, I'm beyond excited for @lavidaenquotes' visit!!! She's coming to Slovenia tomorrow and I know that we'll have a fabulous time like we did in Germany. Let's just hope that the weather realises that she's visiting and behaves nicely. A bit of sun wouldn't hurt at all, ya know *nudges the weather gods*
How are you doing on this (here it's slow and rainy) Monday? 🍁
I'm obsessed with beautiful and interesting book covers. Here's one from a mid-century Indian novel. I'm not sure what the title is as I am able to read Punjabi but not Bengali. Also, it's always fun to guess the plot based on the cover design. If you have any favourite illustrators who have done work for Indian novels, let me know!
Iiiit’s Monday 🙈 Now accepting miracle-working tips to get rid of a stubborn cough. I’ve tried everything, guys. I even eliminated dairy... until I remembered the cheesecake in the fridge about two hours later😂 Anyhow, Mondays gonna Monday; lots of work-related reading and happy-related writing to do today. I hope yours is beautiful💜
People!! Four hundred followers already?! Thank you all so much! ❤️
Do Not Become Alarmed takes place on a cruise ship. Two couples go on vacation with their children. The kids are excited because there is a dedicated kids area, and the parents are excited to have some alone time. But things go horribly wrong somewhere in Central America, and the children go missing. Im thinking The Girl in Cabin 10 meets Siracusa.
Shout out to #grimdragon for giving me a reason to finally post this picture after 3 months of sitting in my camera roll 😬 | Outtakes, a picture you've never used
I feel so excited about reading everything! I am making good progress through my #tbrlist (even though it is always growing) and I'm working on tackling some books that have been on the list for years. Right now I'm reading Alias Grace by my #shero Margaret Atwood. I'm thinking that a Toni Morrison novel might be up next. Have you read #Beloved - I've heard it is spectacular. 😍🌸
Don't forget to listen to my interview with the wonderful Carolyn (@theslowtraveler ) before the next #teaandtattlepodcast episode goes live tomorrow. As well as plenty of fantastic photography tips, Carolyn shared her suggestions for great autumnal reads (pictured above). I went out and bought all of them, and now I'm wondering which to start first. Have you read any of these?
Link in bio if you fancy a listen!
“By the end of my time there, I was struggling… I was getting sick and not sleeping much and I wasn’t functioning normally.”⠀
Emily Hartley-Skudder speaks of hard times in NYC in our new release by @katiekerr88, 'Between Two Strangers'. The book features stories of migration from twelves artists around the world. Pre-orders are available now on our website, or come celebrate it’s release at the launch in London @doomedgallery on Sept 26th.⠀
Photo credit: @emilyhartleyskudder #GLORIAbooks ⠀
Reflection the Stranger in the Mirror
This story actually begins six hundred years in the past. Six hundred years ago Argina has a dream...so vivid, so real that she had to act if Renatus was to be saved. The dream was that the royal manor was up in flames by a blue dragon roaring fire balls with utter destruction. A Phoenix arises from the ashes and flies to the mountain...What can this mean??? I’m already captured into the story...I’m hooked. Nerissa is Heiress of Chiyo. She is oblivious to the forces in play of the future which have been foretold generations ago and have remained hidden till now. Nerissa has a plan for the upcoming ball. She plans to disguise herself so that she can enjoy the evening as a mysterious somebody and not as the Heiress of Chiyo. As a result, the dream of 600 years ago begins to unfold. This is not another run of the mill princess story... this is a story that has been known and, subsequently, forgotten for 600 years, until the time was right. The dream prophecy had been preserved in books. These books must be found quickly before they fall into the wrong hands. And Nerissa, is she up to the task and challenge? I think so. I hope so. There are many characters in this book, both in the past and in the present and at times, it was difficult to keep track of. I admit, I jotted down names for reference. The point of view of the narrative changed often, sometimes in mid chapter; but I did not find this confusing at all because it flowed soon well. I obtained this book on Kindle for free...BUT, after reading it; I bought the physical book. I HAD to have it, PLUS the next two books. What does that tell you? I’m committed to yet another series!!!! This series is NOT just for tweens /YA but also for adults who love fantasy and dreams. Adults who missed out on a lot of good stories because they grew up. Well, I’m an adult who refuses to grow up where good books are concerned...
•The rose earrings and origami boxes by @fabledtreasures
Happy start into the new week everyone! 🎈 👻
Can't believe that it's the last week of September already and October is just around the corner. 😱
So tell me today: How do you feel about maps in books? I have to admit that I'm happy to see maps in books (especially when they are beautiful 😍) but I totally forget about them while reading. Maybe because for me plot and characters are the most important things and I don't care that much about where a city is located exactly. 😅
Todays pic was made on my weekend trip by the way and the map is from ACOWAR. 💚🍃🍂🍁 (which is one of my absolute reading highlights this year so far!). In the background you can see one of the waterfalls. 😍
As I already mentioned yesterday, I was about to finish Poison study and this book was so so SO good! 💗😱 I loved Yelena as a main character and the plot was just amazing and exciting and had so much to offer: A thrilling story with some plot twists, a great slow-burn-romance and great representation of a transgender-character. I can't wait to read the other two books: Magic study and Fire study. 😻 And then there is also a trilogy that's called Glass series and features a lot of the characters from the Study series and we have the Soulfinder series which is a continuation of the original series... At least I think so, I'm a little bit confused with all the books in the ixia chronicles. 😅
So have a great Monday everyone! 😘
#allthebookssept ⏩ Book & Map
Долго меня не было. Простуда, никак не хочет уходить, поэтому хожу и кашляю на всех и вся. Учеба, решила, что-бы я выполнила не только 12 подвигов Геракла, а еще и прошла все круги ада. И ,конечно, Вдохновение. Это чудо решило прийти именно в этот момент и теперь, я пишу свой рассказ.
Поэтому прошу прощения, за отсутствие.
А как проходят ваши дни?
Всех целую и крепко обнимаю💖
"We were on the edge of the village of Al Aina, 'the eye' [in the desert west of Asyut, about 350 miles southwest of Cairo] ... We swam here at the end of the day, sometimes in the dark under the masses of stars ... The voice of a man walking through the village woke me in the hour before dawn. I could hear the creak of his swinging lantern as he sang out, with indescribable sweetness, the first call to prayer ... Outside, the sky was greenish-blue with the bright flake of Venus low on the horizon. I walked out into the cool, sweet air. I walked until the sun was directly overhead and unbearable, and, water gone, I sought in desperation for a rim of shade ... It took a long time to learn, and to learn bodily, that refuge was at best temporary: a shrinking line of shade, the coolness of water or the dark, in transient things like song or conversation. The vibration of a human voice is itself a soothing thing, and talk was like a blanket at night when we sat shoulder to shoulder for warmth, and I would walk into my tent and warm it simply by breathing. Somewhere in the process of learning this, in the heat and exhaustion and the harsh openness of sand and rock and wind, my resistance gave way. I no longer looked for protection from these things." -Susan Brind Morrow from The Names of Things (1997) p.49 #adventurelibrary#travellife#beautifulbooks#Egypt#desert#tracker#barnardcollege#columbiauniversity#poetryprose