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***500 Followers Giveaway!***
I recently hit a follower milestone of reaching 500 book lovers!! I love all the comments, direct messages, and conversations you guys have sent me, so keep them coming! ❤️
As a celebratory THANK YOU to my amazing followers, I'm hosting another giveaway! 🤗 Lord of Shadows was released earlier this week; seems only fitting this is a part of my giveaway!
One winner will receive the following items as photographed:
1. Hardcover Special Edition of Lord of Shadows which includes a fold out poster of Julian's portrait of Emma Carstairs
2. Book Darts
3. And finally, a lovely large natural canvas tote bag with a printed alphabet design! 😉
To enter for a chance to win, you must complete the following steps:
1. ❤️ Like this post, and
2. Follow me (NOTE: See Rule No. 3 below), and
3. Tag some friends you think would be interested!
Repost this photo with #printedalphabetgiveaway , earns a +1 entry! Apologies, only one additional entry regardless of the number of times you repost.
1. Giveaway will end Friday, June 2, 2017 @ midnight PST
2. Open to U.S. & INTERNATIONAL book lovers
3. Follow and then unfollow will disqualify you from future giveaways!
4. Winner will be select at random and announced shortly after the giveaway end date
5. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to share information
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Has anybody read this book? Let me know your non-spoilery thoughts! I haven't picked up any books in two weeks 😂 and I'm considering to start this soon. I got it from the @owlcrate April box. Oh! And you still can use the code APRILFUN for 10% of your subscription box or gift ❤️
On another note, I would like to wish Ramadan Mubarak for everyone who's celebrating! I hope we all have a great fasting month! 🌙⭐️
I've got a busy day full of appointments and bus rides today.
I started Queens Of Geek last night and over halfway so anticipating finishing it today. Its a super quick read that I'm really enjoying.
Has anybody else read Queens Of Geek by Jen Wilde? I totally relate to Taylor and her anxiety problems. Also fangirling over all the fandom references! Anybody else feel like the Queen of Firestone fandom reminds them of TOG?
@mark.the.page for the typo travel mug (and booksac) for my green tea
@theyachronicles for the great read & bookmark which i got in their pride box
@booksac for keeping my book safe while in my bag today!
For those who don't know what Queens Of Geek is about here is the synopsis:
When BFFs Charlie, Taylor and Jamie go to SupaCon, they know it’s going to be a blast. What they don’t expect is for it to change their lives forever.
Charlie likes to stand out. SupaCon is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star, Reese Ryan. When Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.
While Charlie dodges questions about her personal life, Taylor starts asking questions about her own.
Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about the Queen Firestone SupaFan Contest, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.
Quite a while ago I was tagged by the lovely @carolpersego to join the #cpbookfavorites challenge. To select my all time or recent favorite reads was a real challenge ... how does one even start from all the splendid works around and just point your finger to just a few?! But I managed to select two (!) works while envisioning which meaningful/memorable reads I would recommend to little Rose.
. L'Amant, Marguerite Duras (The Lover): this autobiographical novel guides you through French colonial Vietnam and the intimacies as well as confusion of a clandestine love between a 15-year-old French girl and a 27-year-old Chinese man. But don't be mislead, this novel deals with anything but the most common kind of romance. Sensuous, tantalizing, pure and beautiful.
. Rubaiyat, Omar Khayyám: the title was given by E. FitzGerald after his translation of a selection of these Persian poems. Beautiful Persian quatrains, mystic, philosophical, refined, some hints of oriental imagery (thank you FitzGerald), sensual, romantic, melancholic, ... you should really give it a try! :)
I tagged quite some people, rather randomly and just until there was little more space to tag 😊 I do think it might be interesting to share thoughts/recommandations anyway, so to all my bookstagram friends, feel free to join in!
Don't you just love days that you can sleep in? I got ELEVEN hours of sleep last night and it was incredible. Tomorrow is a holiday so I plan on doing the same tonight.
I started the Legend series by Marie Lu this afternoon and I'm halfway through Champion. I really just need to know that my babies June and Day are safe and happy together forever before I go to sleep tonight.
"She imagined loving him would feel like falling in love with darkness, frightening and consuming yet utterly beautiful when the stars came out."
Open books & cups of coffee. ♡ So after my girl Leah over at @thereadingsloth had told me Caraval was one of her favorite reads of this year so far, I decided to finally start listening to the audiobook last night & I am kinda obsessing. This has been a book I've wanted to get to for awhile & I'm only 100 pages in & I am so intrigued by the story! I'm getting kind of a grotesque Wonderland vide? That might just be me though. But no matter, it's addicting & I cannot wait to find out what happens. 💙
Y's Playlist: #12 "All These Things" by Empire 🎧🎶
"I mark the hours, every one, Nor have I yet outrun the sun. My use and value, unto you, Are gauged by what you have to do."
Hi guys! School stuff is officially over! *throws confetti* My qualifying exam happened last friday, and I'm really really nervous. I wonder, am I going to make the cut? I can't help it! The exam was hard! But, fingers crossed, prayers lifted, I hope I'll be able to wear my white uniform this August.✨
Also...I was chosen as one of the reps for @angeleillustrate 🎉🎊 I'll be working with @thepeculiarbookworm @hannahandbooks and @bibliophilemish in promoting ate Angele's beautiful bookmarks! Excited to work with you guys! As of now the shop has an ongoing Shadowhunters promo, so be sure to check that out! You may use my code YYERUAN5 to get 5% off of your total purchase! .
For more details you can visit these accounts:
Or simply message me too!✨
Happy Reading Everyone!
These gorgeous, striped editions by @everymanslibrary are some of my favorites. They're beautifully made, and the collections of stories are carefully curated. I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend so far! 💕
I am so excited to be sharing the May box from @uppercasebox with all of you!
If I didn't know better, I might think this was tailor made just for me! Cute contemporary read? ✔ Geeky jewelry? ✔ CATS?! ✔✔ I mean, honestly, could it all be any more perfect?
Oh wait, it definitely can! The book is SIGNED.
I read Windfall back during the Great Contemporary Binge of April 2017 and it was everything I have come to expect from Jennifer E. Smith. Super cute. Super fun. I was looking to buy it myself and so I was thrilled to get a copy!
And as a huge bonus, the cover makes me 12 thousand shades of happy! 😊
A huge thank you to @uppercase for sending me a box to review. I am such a big fan!
If you'd like to sign up for June's box, make sure you do so by the end of the month!
Swipe, swipe for a close up of the patches and earings, as well as Jennifer's signature!! 😊😊
Here's the obligatory #socksunday post 😙 I love these socks and I love ice cream😅 I have yet to read #AnnaandtheFrenchKiss (Rachel owns it but hasn't read it? What's new.) I do plan on diving in to some of what I'd consider my fluffier contemporaries soon. I'm kind of back on a smut kick at the moment so fantasy really isn't doing much for me. I did read Cruel Beauty recently but I think that may have hammered home the fact that I find a lot of the YA Fantasy I read more than a little predictable and while smut is as cut and dry in the novel layout as a book can get, I still find the journey preferable to the "plot twists" fantasy tries to play off as original. What are you reading this weekend?
| so I was hanging out with an old friend today, and Blue (the cat in this photo) was all over my friend, licking her, sleeping on her, seeking all of her attention. bluE DOESNT TREAT ME LIKE THAT ANYMORE. she bites me and scratches me (you should see my hands), in other words Blue has hated me (Idk why) for a while, but then a new person waltzes into her life and she loves them???? I'm hurt. |
Finalizando o domingo com aquela notícia que #umsorrizooudois do @fredelboni vai ter uma edição comemorativa. E você ainda pode ouvir alguns textos na voz dele, tem coisa melhor?? #Repost @fredelboni (@get_repost)
Galirous, estou tão feliz com a repercussão dessa edição, sérião! Essa edição comemorativa do “Um Sorriso Ou Dois” tem capa dura e ainda um aplicativo que vocês podem ouvir a minha voz lendo, narrando, os textos que eu mais gosto do livro! Ah, e claro, além da capa lindíssima que a @imalenaflores fez com todo carinho! Ela pegou exatamente a essência do que gostaríamos, yeah! Ah, e lembrando que essa edição (com capa dura) será limitada e ainda está em pré-venda – então só tem no site, por enquanto! Então, eu se fosse você, garantiria o seu... o link está na minha bio 😛
This is a lounging around kind of Sunday for me. I'm reading The Hate U Give which is moving and inspiring and sad and wonderful all at the same time. I also saw Everything Everything in the theater yesterday and loved it! I'm excited for The Hate U Give to get turned into a movie with Amandla Stenberg. What's a YA movie adaptation that you like?
Day 28 of these May Book Challenges:
-Books Written by More Than One Author-
-Movie Day: Cast a Book-
Robert Jordan made a truly amazing world in the Wheel of Times series. And even though I haven't finished it yet, I have no doubt that passing the reigns to Brandon Sanderson before Jordan passed was the best idea. My next book in the series is #12 , which is the first in the last three books to be written by Sanderson. I have no doubt he took Jordan's vision, and treated it with the care and dedication that Jordan would have done himself. I'm a broken record with this, but it truly is a great series people. Yes, it's a huge series of huge books, but that just means long lasting awesomeness!!! 😆
I'm not great with casting people because I'm horrible at remembering people's names. But with the help of IMDB, I'm going to cast a few characters in this series. (It's not lost on me that this is soon to be made into a show either. Wooo!). Also, bare with me a as I know the characters in the book are young, but I know even less about young actors/actresses. Here goes:
Rand al'Thor - Ryan Gosling (dye his hair, he could do it!)
Perrin Aybara - Tom Hardy
Matrim Cauthon - Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Egwene al'Vere - Emilia Clarke
Nynaeve al'Meara - Jennifer Lawrence
Moiraine Damodred - Emily Blunt (I know she's supposed to be short, forgive me!)
al'Lan Mandragoran - Benicio Del Toro
It's not a perfect cast, but I'd see that! 😁
I finally met my dear friend @thebookishcrypt!! Twice she has visited SF, and twice I have missed her😔 But--as the saying goes--third time's the charm 😈 Being able to meet her in person reaffirms what I think about bookstagram--that it is a pretty special community 💙 I had such a wonderful time hanging out and hunting down the perfect spot for a book photo. THANK YOU for inviting me to your family outing 😙 Sadly, I don't have any pictures of us together. I thought I has taken some, but I guess not 😣 If you want to see a picture of us together, please head on over to @thebookishcrypt's IG page. I did, however, get THIS picture. Thank you Cassandra for taking this picture and putting up with this 'adult' 😅😙
On a sad note, I was bidding on this set of Steinbecks pictured last week. I was told besides the covers being dusty that they were in very good condition. I forgot to check on them Friday before bidding ended because we were driving back from Memphis and honestly, I just didn't think about it. I lost the books because of that -they sold for under $20 , a steal 😭.
If anyone comes across this set and doesn't want them, please give me a shout. This was my first time finding a set.
Mientras yo sigo aquí en pijama (con mis sensuales calcetas jeje), y leo un poquito, en el blog ya hay una nueva entrada; esta vez he subido un booktag al que me nominaron hace muuucho tiempo✨
Si quieren hecharle un ojo, el link al blog está en la bio💖
✨ Happy Monday! I'm in such a SJM slump after finishing acowar, struggling to find anything that keeps my interest 🤷🏻♀️💔 So in thinking I might just start the series again 😂 - anyone else in the same boat?? 💙 ✨
Finished reading #Nevernight over the weekend, and OMG, I loved it SO FREAKING MUCH!!! Fabulously entertaining, and the characters were awesome. Much blood. Very stabby. I also got the sense that Kristoff had a lot of fun writing it, which made it even more enjoyable to read. Can't wait for book two. #fangirl
✨ I'm going to do a tag here thanks to the beautiful @hazelsbookcase for tagging me to do the #beautyandthebeasttag
1) Tale as Old as Time - A popular theme, trope, or setting you'll never get bored of reading...Can I just say Middle-earth for this? 😂❤️
2) Belle - A book/series you just bought for its beautiful cover that's just as beautiful inside...An Ember in the Ashes (I thought the story sounded interesting, but I mostly loved the cover. Now I love that series!)
3) Beast - Book/series you didn't expect much from, but pleasantly surprised you...ACOMAF definitely! I didn't think I would enjoy it at all really.
4) Gaston - Book/series everyone loves, but you don't...The Splintered series. Yuck!!
5) Mrs. Potts, Chip, Lumiere - Book/series that helped you through a hard time or taught you an important life lesson...A Monster Calls. 😢
6) Something There - A book/series you didn't like in the beginning , but picked up towards the end...Sense and Sensibility.
7) Be Our Guest - A fictional character you'd like to have over for dinner...Bilbo Baggins! (He'd cook though!) 😆
Thanks for the tags everyone! Sorry I haven't been doing them really at all lately. 🙈I'll try to be better! Have a good day/night!
I was reminded by a post from @yearlingreads that I have this book on my summer TBR. I started it today and so far it's so cute!! 🐧
Also, I requested about 15 books from the library today. Summer reading, here I come!
Hi hi! How's your Sunday going?
I unexpectedly napped around midday. My younger Miniature Pinscher, Lily, is the only dog I've had that gives hugs. She will lean her side and neck and face in my general head area and just wiggles from excitement. It's adorable. She did this and I carried her to the sofa. I laid down with her on top of me and then Tally came over to lay on my legs, so I was stuck. And we napped.
I eventually went to Starbucks for this cinnamon roll frap and then I picked up some yummy pho that I'll eat for dinner in a bit.
Up ahead is laundry. Then I'll probably read while Harry Potter weekend continues in the background on tv.
#thegirlwithmay17 : Character of Color.
#mayglee17 : Characters Who Love Books.
#watermelanerdsmay : B.
#b4kmay : Sock Sunday.
So I'm still reading @stephenking's IT and the "Before" starts the year my mom was born (1957) while the "Present" is the year I was born (1985). Not many pages have specific dates on them. But today I came across a page with my exact birth date. CREEPTASTIC. #book#books#reading
QOTD: "What am I to you?"
#tagpotter HP fans feel free to play along.
💙 HARRY POTTER- A famous book: Pride and Prejudice
💙 HERMIONE GRANGER- A very intelligent character: Kady 💙 RON WEASLEY- Cutest book on your shelf: Furthermore (because that gorg cover art)
💙 GINNY WEASLEY- A book with a bad adaptation: A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix 💙 DRACO MALFOY- A cowardly character: Daisy Buchanan
💙 FRED AND GEORGE WEASLEY- A book with siblings: Gemini
💙 MAD-EYE MOODY- The bravest character on your shelf: Katniss Everdeen 💙 DUMBLEDORE- Character or book that taught you something valuable:
💙 SIRIUS BLACK- The most talented character: Aelin Fireheart 🔥 💙 VOLDEMORT- A powerful villain: Maven 😡
💙 BELLATRIX LASTRANGE- A crazy character: Count Olaf 💙 SNAPE- A completely passionate character: Rhysand 💙
Ahhh I didn't love this one. It was slow. It took me forever to read. I just didn't care for any character so didn't really want to keep reading. For me there were no wow moments. Paula Hawkins is a lovely descriptive author though and I could easily picture the setting for Into The Water and the scenery and smells were brought to life but the characters fell flat. It sounded as though it would be a great read. Nel is found dead just days after ringing her estranged sister Jules with an urgent message (which I think was overblown and could have been left out). It's assumed she jumped, but what if she didn't, and does Jules really know anything about her sister anymore anyway. It felt long. Which is never a good sign when it was only 350 pages. We meet a lot of characters very early on so it was hard to get in to and to keep track of who was saying what. It felt like noone liked anyone so they all assumed each other could have hurt Nel if she did indeed get murdered and not jump. I think this probably could have been a great novel. I think more character development and some more twists may have helped. Or if it had been written prior to Nel's death for part 1 and then after for part 2. I feel like maybe Paula was pushed to release this while The Girl On The Train was still relevant and therefore it wasn't as polished as it could have been.
Did anyone else feel the same or did everyone else love it?.
To celebrate the first sunny day we've had in a while, I decided to forgo chores and read outside. ☀️ (Trust me. I wasn't too disappointed to postpone cleaning the floors. Haha!) I was already a fan of @emily.d.c, after BURYING THE HONEYSUCKLE GIRLS, and THE WEIGHT OF LIES is proving to be even better than I expected!! Woooot! .
I've been floored by the writing, and there are so many components to the mystery that the pace is off-the-charts! There's a seriously good chance I'll be finishing today because I NEED to know what's happening with Meg and her overbearing, narcissistic mother (who happens to be a very successful author). Like, is somebody gonna die? Probably. But who? When? I MUST FIND OUT. So if you need me, I'll be sitting in a lawn chair, devouring the last half. 😱😱😱
The back jacket:
In this gripping, atmospheric family drama, a young woman investigates the forty-year-old murder that inspired her mother's best-selling novel and uncovers devastating truths — and dangerous lies.
Reformed party girl Meg Ashley lives a life of privilege, thanks to a best-selling horror novel her mother wrote decades ago. But Megan knows that the glow of their very public life hides a darker reality of lies, manipulation, and the heartbreak of her own solitary childhood. Desperate to break free of her mother, Megan accepts a proposal to write a scandalous tell-all memoir.
Digging into the past — and her mother's cult classic — draws Meg to Bonny Island, Georgia, and an unusual woman said to be the inspiration for the book. At first island life seems idyllic, but as Meg starts to ask tough questions, disturbing revelations come to light…including some about her mother.
Soon Meg's search leads her to question the facts of the decades-old murder. She's warned to leave it alone, but as the lies pile up, Meg knows she's getting close to finding a murderer. When her own life is threatened, Meg realizes the darkness found in her mother's book is nothing compared to the chilling truth that lurks off the page.
Donna Tartt is one of my favorite authors. Ever since I read The Secret History, I was hooked. Her words paint beautiful images in my mind and I hope, someday, to have even half her talent. Right now I'm in the middle of The Goldfinch. It might take me a while to get through but I don't mind spending time in this world. I also just got @songofstyle 's new book Capture Your Style. I can't wait to read it! 🐤
Hope you all have a safe and happy Memorial Day! What are you reading this weekend?
📚 #resenhasdalisa 📚 "A Viúva" | Fiona Barton | @intrinseca | 3🌟's (SEM SPOILERS)
Qual foi sua maior decepção literária desse ano?
3 coisas que aprendi com esse livro (ou que me fizeram reforçar minha visão sobre os assuntos): 1: Tome cuidado com quem você conversa nas redes sociais e sobre o que conversam. Você pode perder bem mais que seu tempo ao deixar escapar coisas sobre sua vida aqui e ali na internet. 2: Conheça suficientemente bem a pessoa com quem você se relaciona e, se acontecer desse alguém ser uma pessoa estranhíssima e der sinais de que apenas pretende te manipular, fuja desse relacionamento o mais rápido que conseguir! Sério. Confie nos seus instintos e viva uma vida mais tranquila dessa forma. Não se acomode só porque estão juntos há mais tempo do que pode lembrar. 3: Não deixe que a capa de um livro te iluda. Apesar de eu ter gostado do livro, a estória vendida na capa não equivale ao que você lerá. Sempre espere para ter certeza que um livro é bom mesmo, entretanto, mantenha suas expectativas baixas a todo custo (é mais fácil de ser surpreendido positivamente dessa forma).
Even amidst the busyness of settling into our new home, I am just feeling so full of joy at the moment. I cannot believe that the home we are moving into is ours! And as if things couldn't get any better, the husband also agreed that I could buy another bookcase today! I can't wait to set up a new reading corner 😊
I hope you're all having a wonderful bank holiday weekend full of reading and relaxation!