Literally the amount of books waiting to be read by yours truly 😂 is there a hashtag for that? But I am getting much better with reading again, finishing 3 books a week! Probably due to the long commute to and from work everyday. Peace and quiet to read my books 📚😏 how many books do you still have on your reading list? #toberead#readinglist#bookhaul
'Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.'
Have you ever felt that a certain book's written for you? Well, I felt that when I read Eat Pray Love. The book's pages are turning all yellow and mustard, but I'm loving its vintage look. I read it when I was at my lowest and I couldn't have chosen a better read. I remember sweeping all the bookstores and online sites, where the book was out of stock. Luckily found and purchased it from a street bookseller at Chembur railway station (Mumbai). From finding my personal word to understanding the concept of soulmate, this book has been a part of my self-discovery since then. And even today, when I look at it, it asks me to explore the unexplored, read books that would take my breath away, take risks, and more importantly to EAT PRAY & LOVE.
Thank you @elizabeth_gilbert_writer for sharing your story. This book is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Much love ❤
"So this is your life, and you are going to be both moved and confused by it. You are going to experience things that will inspire you, and things that you will never quite come to terms with. You are going to love people that you will sometimes lose, but you will also find those who stay. Appreciate those people, let them know that you care. You are going to laugh until you cry, you’re going to ache in ways you never thought possible; you are going to be exhausted by the chaos of it all and ignited by the beauty. You are going to be hurt, and you are going to hurt. Sometimes you will be the bad person. Sometimes you will be the one who makes the mistake. Sometimes you will have to give yourself your own closure. Sometimes you will have to let go. Sometimes you will have to find comfort in being alone, in being lost. Yes, this is your life, and though it can be unpredictable and messy, though it can break you down — you are going to survive it. You will always survive it." Words: @rainbowsalt @thoughtcatalog
Happy Tuesday! Still we have no classes. Yepeee! And today is my photoshoot day! I have no stock photos left so imma do this. 😂 Have a great day!
✳QOTD: Do you shoot once or everyday?
#bluelovesbookishoctober OLDIE BUT GOODIE (NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY)
#bookstaglamoct17 N: NEWEST BOOK
Saturday my husband and I went to Milwaukee for Half Price Books giant clearance sale. It was HUGE. I was overwhelmed by the amount of books and people. I ended up finding a few things I had been looking for. I scored a stack of old Little Golden Books, which are my favorites. I found a couple other classics to add to different collections. Who else loves book sales? What's your best book sale find?
Finally I can shorten my Taglist!
I was tagged by the super nice @captain.valour to do the #asidefrombooks challenge tag. Thank you for tagging me! 😊
(And yes: The Testing is so damn good. I loved it so much. Great series, I absolutely agree!)
The Candle is one of @books.heart.candles runner ups and it smells so good! #cherryvibes
So here we go with the callenge tag!
🍃 Favorite Hobby? Painting. Besides reading, obviously. 🍃 Favorite Drink? Dr Pepper/Arizona Green Tea with Honey.
🍃 Favorite Food? Sweets.
🍃 Favorite Color? Light Green.
🍃 Favorite Accessory? The necklace of my grandmother, which I received short after her death.
🍃 Favorite TV-Show? Game of Thrones & Star Trek for life, Friends!
🍃Favorite City you've ever visited? Barcelona, Catalonia. (I hope they receive their independence soon. Poor peeps!)
🍃Where would your dream home be? Somewhere in the USA, I guess. Or Great Britain. Maybe somewhere in Japan, too. I don't know. There are too many beautiful places out there, it's too hard to choose just one.
🍃 Marvel or DC? (*ah I've soilled my smoothie everywhere* ;-;) Idk. I am honestly not that into superheroes. I lile both. I mean my favorite from Marvel is Elektra and from DC Wonder Women... So yeah.
🍃 Last Movie watched in theatres? Jesus Christ, I would guess that this was Fantastic Beasts. Wow, this is so long ago... .
Tagged or not, do this tag! 🍃🍁
Btw, this is my currently read. I love stories about the ancient rome and this book feels like its a holy grail. But nothing compares to the great John Maddox Roberts when it comes to acient rome stories. .
As many of you don't know this but I happen to be fascinated by books; as I collect a bunch of spiritual books from all sorts of spiritual base religions. Though many of them just sit and look pretty because I used to hate to read. Since I was a young girl reading was always a nightmare. Being told you need to read this and must read that made my head spin. I would stare for hours at just one page and my eyes would go blurry and often I would fall asleep. Which btw Garfield's method of putting books under your pillow and the information will just naturally download often didn't work. The only thing that got me through school was having my text books on tape or watching the movies, an often that didn't even work for me either. Now I have kids and from time to time they will ask for me to read them a books. Thankfully they are picture books and are a bit more interesting to read when your making up the voices to engage the wee ones. Or they will sit and read a story to me the best way they can. I happen to be blessed with children who love books and don't have the problems I have with reading.
Than call it witchy but something seemed to click in me this past month. I actually got the urge to curl up on the couch and read once my wee ones went to bed. Opening up book after book through the month. Finding it soothing and very satisfying for the first time in my life instead of boring and exhausting.
So for all of you that is struggling with something or have struggled as simple as reading to even more complex. Remember that things are constantly changing and one day something inside of you will click and all of a sudden you might no longer be struggling. All it takes is time and when the time is right, the universe will tell you and all will be better.
I was inspired by @the.literary.coffee.faerie who shared a shelfie which reflected personality, passions, and memories. I don't have my collection organized by color or organized really very well at all. And I need more shelves! Many of my books are still in boxes. But it's great to see the way our shelves reflect our personalities as well as our reading taste. I'm a little messy and a little chaotic and my organization doesn't make sense to many other people, but it works for me.
What do your shelves say about you?
"Harris Derwent is the sort of character Aussie YA, and its readers, need right now." - @goodreads 🙌 Signed copies of #NoLimits by the brilliant @elliemarney are travelling Melbourne trains, trams and buses. Will you be lucky enough to find a copy? 📚 🚂 🚋 🚌 #booksontherail#loveozya#bookninjas
Omg I'm almost to 200 already?? You people are all so incredibly lovely, I already feel so blessed to be a part of this community 😭 I'm fighting a really bad cold today, complete with pounding headache, stuffed sinuses, and a sore throat. It's couch-potato Linda for the rest of the day 🙈 But seeing your activity on my account makes me so incredibly happy. Thank you all so much 💕
Walking by this beautiful pizza spot on Danforth last week when my eyes caught the eyes of a gentleman( Chris) inside rolling dough. I nodded in acknowledgment and was drawn in by the pleasant exchange and curiosity as I had never visited before. I was hungry too so there is that. Come to find out they have been around since 1964 as the sign out front broadcasts--you wouldn't know though with the modern but warm updated look of the place. I treated myself to a personal size but filling pepperoni pizza and a few pages of my book. If you are ever on Danforth, check out @DanforthPizzaHouse. Walk with cash.
A pleasant exchange can go a long way. It can be as simple as a warm nod, smile or hello.
Ok how amazing is this book?!? It has gauffered edges (the tooled pattern on the edge of text block), clasps, gorgeous covers, endbands, and lovely text.... what's not to love?! Corona Stellarum Duodecim 1690, so far it's my earliest book.
#beastlybooksoctober17 Day 16: Aladdin - Books with deserts
Yep, you get three posts today ☺️ Fancied doing all three challenges. How's everyone's Monday going? I've not been feeling well today so I didn't go to uni, but tomorrow may be the best day ever if I'm really lucky (trust me you'll hear about it if what I hope happens happens 😂😅) Wish me luck! 🙏🏻
“He had a heart that could have held the entire empire of the world; and, in the end, he had to content himself with a cellar.”
Wow what a whirlwind. I could not put this book down. My heart is still racing from all the twists and turns. If you want a good fall book, I’d definitely recommend picking up a copy of this thriller.
💀Storygram tour & a giveaway below!!💀
If you've seen my Youtube video, you know I got this beauty earlier in the month and have been dying to photograph it!
-This book follows the death of Mae's sister. Nobody knows what happened to her, but they do know that her boyfriend hasnt been seen since the murder. Until a year later, almost to the day, when he comes knocking at Blue Gate Manor, wanting to know where Mae's sister is.
Then Mae finds the little green book in her sister's room that's full of dangerous secrets. This book sounds amazing and I can't wait to read it!!
Enter to win 1 of 2 copies of The Breathless
- follow me, @delacortepress, @getunderlined @taragoedjen and @storygramtours - tag a friend you think will be interested
For EXTRA entry
- visit @cantstop.wontstop.reading account tomorow and repeat these steps
- Giveaway will end October 23rd at midnight EST
- US only
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-must be a public account
#TheBreathlesstour#Getunderlined#TaraGoedjen#TheBreathless#Mystery#YAmystery and #storygramtours -Amazon Link: https://goo.gl/CDjJr7
Las tengo de aquí, de allá, premiadas con pulitzers, con nobel o planetas. Exitosas, icónicas, feministas, reservadas, polémicas, de un sólo libro o de sagas millonarias. Las tengo en ediciones especiales, rústicas o de bolsillo. También las tengo de múltiples siglos y múltiples temáticas. Todas y cada una de ellas me han aportado algo, así que gracias en el #DiadelasEscritoras .
Hi bookworms! I finished reading Remnants of a Separation and my god, it is a beautiful read!
Book Review 📖☕
Name: Remnants of a Seperation
Author: Aanchal Malhotra
We all have a shoe box or a trunk full of memories and curios from the past hidden somewhere in our rooms or houses. Photographs, mixed tapes, movies stubs, letters and what not. A reminder of time, that has slipped away or was taken away from us. Every time it is opened a huge wave of bitter sweet nostalgia envelopes the air.
Anachal Malhotra, in this book brings to the surface a very similar but profound feeling. What would you take if you were uprooted from your home, country? What can you take when you have to flee? And in the end, what travels through those frightful, traumatic times to remain with you? How does one treat these memories, objects that not only stand as a testimony to probably the darkest hours of their lives and equally a reminder of their life before?
Through carefully worded, deligently recorded narratives of oral history, she presents everyday objects- kitchen utensils, books, jewelry, and sign boards that now carry the weight of the Indian partition, the beautiful musk of the past, of forgotten childhoods in a country that was once their's.
The respect with which she has conveyed the stories, the dignified and delicate tenure of the narration and the stories themselves left me in tears at many points. The book has made me relook at partition (as would be the experience of most who read this book). As someone from the south of India, growing up I didn't hear about close encounters of partition. It was always distant, but through this book it has become more personal and less distant somehow. I searched the house for any objects from undivided India, and stumbled upon some old coins in my childhood box. Coins from 1919 to 1936. A little of piece of history was along with me. (The second picture of this post features two of the coins!) Thank you @aanch_m for this gem of a book!