Happy Monday! I've missed you all. Will try to catch up with comments and posts and tags soon. Looking forward to a glass of wine and finishing Touch this evening, after a long day... I've been surprised by how much I've enjoyed this read. 🍷📖 • • • •
"All these openings for closeness - all these humans with their disappointments and their desperate hearts, but it's so much easier, so convenient, to blame emotional distance on a lack of time." ~Touch, Courtney Maum
I never thought that I would be this from school but now I don't have anytime to read, so far the best time for me to read is on the bus. Now I've gotta go 'cause I seriously need some sleep rn, goodnight lovelies!💕✨
Pls send help, TBR is overloaded! (A couple purchases inspired by some favorite bookstagrammers and also Howl because Rory and Jess and some Steinbeck bc East of Eden is my favorite and I want to read more of him)
One book I’d like to read this year is ‘The Secret History’ by Donna Tartt.
My wonderful friend @reagen.reads has nothing but rant about how incredible this book is.
I took it to Cyprus with me, hoping I could start it, but I ended up reading something else instead.
I would like to at least have started this by the end of the year.
What’s one book/series you’d like to start this year?
Hi friends! How is Monday treating everyone? Mine has been super busy which is pretty typical. Needless to say I am definitely looking forward to some downtime and reading. I'm currently reading Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz but I am so looking forward to reading Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda. I have so many good reviews posted by fellow Bookstagrammers and on Goodreads. The storyline sounds interesting and creepy. I think I'm going to try to hold off and put it on my October TBR. It sounds like a great read for Halloween 🎃👻🙀
Ready for a pawsome giveaway?
Follow us all this week on our social media as we rate our favorite #SkyhorseStaff pooches!
We will post a different dog each day and we will pick one winner each day!
Winners will receive a signed copy of #WeRateDogs + swag and a grab bag of our bestselling dog books.
Like and comment on our Skyhorse pup posts to enter! Contest ends Sept 29th. Open to US & Canada residents only.
This is pepper. The rightful owner of all bedsheets, don’t you dare move him! He’ll buck up! 12/10 Would snuggle for days.
Who else likes a good used book shop? I fell in love with Brattle Book Shop, one of America's oldest (est. 1825) and largest used book shops. And look at those prices! #NomsAndNovels#MayaReadingObsession 📖📖📖
Apparently this statue of James Joyce has the nickname "The Prick with the Stick". Love it. 📚
I haven't read Dubliners myself (except for one or two stories) but the bf was reading it during our trip because he figures you need a themed read on vacation. I defiantly read Zadie Smith's NW, a book about London, which admittedly felt a little weird. It's a good book, though! So far, that is - I didn't even manage to get halfway through. 🤓
We arrived back home yesterday evening. Dublin was so much fun, but it's also good to be back in my own place again. 😁
Hola a todos✨Espero que hayan tenido un hermoso finde, estoy por terminar este hermoso libro para empezar el siguiente , los parciales me tienen bastante ocupado asi que por eso estuve bastante inactivo, sepan disculparme✨Que estuvieron leyendo ustedes??
•Booktag: currently reading , gracias @libromente por taggearme
Hi everyone!! I've been so busy with the university that i didn't have time to post, and even read, i almost finish this book so I'll be reading the third soon✨Tell me what you've been reading!!
"Today is my one hundred and eleven birthday! Alas, eleventy-one years is far too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable hobbits. I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." ✨
Okay it may not be my 111th birthday but it IS my 23rd! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 I'm spending the day being a PO-TAY-TO , drinking some mulled wine, and hanging with my pups ☺️ Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes!! You truly are excellent and admirable hobbits 🤗 •••
As a thank you for birthday love and for 3,000 followers, I'd like to do a little flash giveaway of some bookmarks from my store! This is open internationally and THREE winners will be chosen! Use the slidy feature to see the bookmarks available for GA 🤗
* Be following me and like this photo
* Comment which bookmark you would like to win and tag two friends
That's it! The giveaway will end September 27th at midnight PST and good luck to you all!
My @mlydavis knows me and my bookshelf too well because she got me this Unfinished Tales book for my collection 🤗
happy Monday, everyone ⛅️☕️
i got a bunch of new books today and i’m so excited to start them. the first one being The Goldfinch. this one has been recommended to me by those who’s book opinions i trust 📖 •
have any of you read this book + enjoyed it? let me know! (no spoilers please)
You guys!! @owlcrate is currently hosting their #OwlCrateFallRep and you definitely don't want to miss out this chance 😍🙌🏻 I wasn't sure if I should apply this time, but my lovely friend @bookishgirl89 encouraged me to do it, so here we are 😆💖 shoutout to Sharon for being such a lovely friend haha.
So yes, dear @owlcrate team: hello! I'm Mai and I live in Santiago, Chile 🇨🇱 As a huge fan of your wonderful job of putting your boxes together, to join your team as one of your reps would be a complete honor 😍💖 I love to challenge my photography skills by creating special content for giveaways, releases and unboxings so to share how amazing, fun and unique your boxes are with the entire Bookstagram community would be the absolute best thing ever 🙌🏻💕 I mean, I have so many ideas already ahhh!!! 🙈 I try to keep my feed bright, clean, simple and as colorful as I can since I love playing around with items, colors and everything I can 😆 So your boxes would be the perfect match to my account!
Thank you so much for the chance and good luck to everyone joining ❤️🍀 #owlcrate
Credevo fosse un giorno qualunque.
Sono uscita di casa, come sempre.
Ho rincorso l'autobus, come sempre.
Ho pensato a te, come mai?
Mi sono chiesta come sia diventata la tua vita. Dopo di me, intendo.
Hai fatto un viaggio? Hai incontrato nuova gente? Hai fatto l'amore in macchina?
Mi sono chiesta se hai trovato un nuovo lavoro, se hai cambiato taglio di capelli, se hai ancora quel profumo buono nascosto in macchina. Ho provato anche a tornare nella tua città, quella che ti ha accolto come un figlio. Uno di quelli ribelli e scapestrati che una madre riesce comunque ad amare incondizionatamente. Ho pensato a cosa avresti potuto dire vedendomi là. E la cosa peggiore che mi sono risposta è stata il silenzio. Quello pesante, intriso di rabbia e rimprovero. Come l'ultima volta che siamo stati insieme. Quando ho capito che non ero pronta ad amare ancora. Quando, guardandoti, mi sono chiesta cosa potevamo essere io e te. E non ho mai trovato la risposta.
Ho pensato a quanto mi avrebbe fatto male la tua indifferenza. Il disprezzo mal celato nei tuoi occhi.
Da sola, in quel binario che conosciamo bene, ho avuto paura. Salire su quel treno avrebbe significato essere disposta a tornare indietro. Tornare ad essere quella che non sono ma che è stato bello essere per un po'. Tornare in una città che ha visto il nostro amore spiccare il volo per poi schiantarsi al suolo. Avrebbe significato ammettere che un po' mi manchi.
E allora, per una volta, non ho corso. Sono rimasta a guardare. Ed ho capito che è solo così che si impara. Perdendo qualche treno ogni tanto. Perdonando le nostre debolezze. Accettando i nostri dubbi. I limiti. I colpi di testa.
E non mi sono sentita quella sbagliata, stavolta. Non mi sono rimproverata ma ho provato una grande tenerezza per quella ragazza, seduta da sola alla stazione. Le avrei voluto dire che il treno giusto prima o poi arriva. Che l'amore non deve essere rincorso. Che fingere che non faccia male non è sempre la soluzione migliore.
QOTD: You are whisked off to Neverland! Which would you like to be: a mermaid in Mermaid Lagoon, a pirate on Hook's ship (let's say he's not so evil 😉), or a fairy spreading pixie dust?
I am in love with my little Peter Pan collection from @crescent_ink 😍😍 this sticker is particularly beautiful 💙 but also there's that window to Neverland bookmark in the background, as well as the The to the left that was one of her original designs when she first opened! Ah, memories 💕 you can get some amazing products from her shop and use code VOYAGE for 10% off!! Also don't forget she's having a rep search right now so go enter!!! 😍😍
Well, Saturday I went to the fair and almost got ran over by an elderly lady on an electric scooter thing. I had to grab her handlebars to stop her 😅 also had a guy burp in my face 🤷🏼♀️ then yesterday, at 10:30 at night, someone was outside blaring some cultural tunes and singing as loud as they could! 🤦🏼♀️ Send help. On a quick lunch at work and I'm barely able to stay awake. Call for help no. 2 😫
I was tagged by @books_n_bowtruckles to do #5bookishfears 😱🙈
1. Physical copies disappearing altogether 😭
2. Books coming damaged from online orders 😠
3. Starting a book/series and ending up hating it 🙅🏼
4. Favorite character's death 💀
5. Broken spines 😩
Oggi inaspettatamente rispondo a un booktag! Incredibile vero?! Il booktag in questione è il #theguiltyreaderbooktag che vedo spesso in giro e nel quale sono stata taggata da @antonio_lombardi che vi suggerisco caldamente di seguire!
Cominciamo allora con le mie colpe da lettrice:
1) Hai mai riciclato un libro come regalo? No mai, ma altri oggetti si XD Si sono una brutta persona, ma è stato per necessità!
2) Hai mai detto di aver letto un libro quando invece non lo avevi letto? No mai!
3) Hai mai preso un libro in prestito senza più ridarlo indietro? No perché non li chiedo mai in prestito! Al massimo li compro io XD
4) Hai mai letto una serie non in ordine di pubblicazione? Si mi è capitato con il terzo volume di "Io sono il numero 4". Ero in vacanza senza libri da leggere, quindi mi sono dovuta accontentare!
5) Hai mai spoilerato un libro? Come ha detto @jo.reads nel suo video di questo tag, anch'io parlo troppo! Non vedo proprio l'ora di raccontare le cose e quindi il rischio che spifferi qualcosa è sempre in agguato!
6) Fai le orecchie alle pagine? NO! I miei bambini non si rovinano XD
7) Hai mai detto a qualcuno che non possiedi un libro che invece hai? Si, ma solo perché sono possessiva nei confronti dei miei libri e non riesco a vederli in mano a qualcuno XD Si continuo a essere una brutta persona...
8) Hai mai detto a qualcuno di non aver mai letto un libro quando in realtà l'avevi letto? No, non mi vergogno mai delle mie letture anche dovessero essere trash!
9) Hai mai saltato parti o capitoli? NO, perché per me sarebbe come non averli letti XD
10) Hai mai parlato male di un libro che in realtà ti era piaciuto? Anche qui no!
Tag finito, ora sta a voi diffondere i vostri peccati da lettori!
😤I desperately need to talk to someone about this book. Have you read it? I loved her first one, but this was so terribly predictable that I felt as though I was writing the book in my mind. Then, after the characters did everything I thought they would, the last chapter had a surprise ending. Except...it wasn't that surprising. Also, the antagonist was written like a Disney character rubbing her palms together as she hatched her next evil plan. Someone tell me I'm not crazy. Did you feel this way after reading this novel?
Good evening, folks! I was informed today that it's exactly 3 months til Christmas 😱 which is a bit scary considering how quick the past 9 months have gone! Lots of seasonal Book Buddies are available on Etsy (including these scarfy sloths!) - perfect for protecting your favourite festive reads for years to come 😍🎄📚
Well, it’s been Autumn for a couple of days now, and Scotland is absolutely freezing.
It’s raining constantly as well, no shock there!
Even though I love this kind of weather, it makes it really hard to go outside and take book photos.
It makes me miss the sun a little bit.
Right now I’m missing the Cyprus heat.
I still have a lot of pictures from Cyprus to share with you all, so they’ll be coming soon so I can start to prepare my feed for more Autumn/Winter pictures.
‘Your Adventure Continues Here’ bookmark by yours truly, @fictionteadesigns.
If you had to choose one season to live with forever, which season would it be?
I think I’d choose Summer.
Ah, day 1 of the #fnwlovesbannedbooks photo challenge was a toughie because I have so many books with magic that I love. Harry Potter seems like the obvious choice but I'm going with ACOL because I haven't photographed it enough around here! Question: what are your thoughts on banning books with magical elements? Do you think it's justified? Why or why not?
We made it to 10k 😱🙊🎉 we can't believe it! Thank you so much everyone- also please stay where you are, don't leave us! 😂😂
On a serious note, we want you all to know how much we love the bookstagram community and how much your comments and messages mean to us! It's been fantastic meeting you all! And here's to meeting many more like minded bookworms! .
Day 25 of #wishonseptember - funko pop!
Hardcover ARC #giveaway ! To celebrate the upcoming release of SEIZE TODAY, the conclusion of my NYT bestselling series, FORGET TOMORROW, I am giving away one hardcover ARC to one lucky commenter. To enter, please answer the following question: is it more important to forget tomorrow, remember yesterday, or seize today?
Contest ends Thursday, Sept 28, at noon, EST. I will choose a winner via my random number generator. US only (sorry! look for an int'l giveaway in the future!). Contest not affiliated with IG.
why hello again! man, I’ve missed posting! again, sorry for the absence, but life has been hectic as usual. I’ve had very little time for reading still, but I really hope you all are reading wonderful books and having a great day!
Soon it will be cold enough to build fires 🍂
Thank you so much to lovely Crystal from @thestarseternal for tagging me in her #20beautifulwomen post! I'm so grateful for all the wonderful people I've meet through this community, and even though I've only tagged 20 you are all beautiful to me 🖤