"I knew I had become the creator of monsters. I did not know, before I ran out of choices, that I had become a monster myself." Parasite | Mira Grant
#booktoberbabes - SERIES I DIDN'T WANT TO END | Parasitology by Mira Grant 🤤🤤
I loved this series! I preferred Grant's Newsflesh more, but when it comes to the science fiction apocalyptic genre, this one really took the cake - I really enjoyed the entire premise, the cast surrounding the world building. Really was an 'edge of your seat' kind of thing. I won't deny that as everything started whirling down, Grant was trying to leave off on a satisfying cliffhanger that appeased the audience enough to say - hey I liked the ending, but at the same time to question what came next; sadly I am the ones who said: WHAT COMES NEXT?!
No... I need more damnit - how can you do this shit to me people?! I am not satisfied! 🙋🏻 I raise up, gimmie more please.
Vacation Update: I am so not ready for tomorrow to be Saturday 😭 I have to check out of our condo tomorrow morning and I am just not ready for it. Mostly because that means it is almost time to return back to work... the world of adulting - I just can't! I won't damnit! YOU CANNOT MAKE ME... well you can because I have candles I want to buy and a tattoo I plan on starting next week 🙌🏻 but that is not the point! I am simply complaining and doing this under protest.... but being in the sun all week being lazy & reading was so worth it.
Now to return to the world of adulting and contribute to society I go...
One of my 2017 year resolutions was trying new authors I was sure I will love and also keep reading those I've already enjoyed. Stephen King was in the latter group whereas Joe Abercrombie was in the former.
I have been sharing my love for the King of horror all this year so I don't think much more explanation is required in his case.
Regarding Abercrombie, I'm #currentlyreading the first installment in the First Law Trilogy, The Blade Itself, and even though I'm reading at such a slow pace I'm enjoying inmensely. His writing style is straightforward yet compelling. His characters are morally grey and so intriguing. Just the way I like characters 😏 So far; my favourites are Ferro and Sand Glokta.
Has anybody else read any of these authors? If so, do you like their work? Tell me why! I'd love to know! 😄
🐽#Spookathon challenge: Spooky colour. Gray is kind of spooky isn't it? ×
🐽#TheRavenSaints day 20: Cabeswater: Books in the wild
× ×Uno de mis propósitos lectores para este 2017 era leer autores que sabía que iba a amar o continuar leyendo obras de autores que había disfrutado en el pasado. Stephen King forma parte del último grupo de autores, mientras que Abercrombie se ubicaba en el primero. Todo este año estuve compartiéndoles mi amor por Stephen King, así que este post se lo voy a dedicar al padre de la fantasía grim dark. Estoy leyendo el primer libro de la trilogía de la Primera Ley, La Voz de Las Espadas, y a pesar de que estoy leyéndolo hiper lento me está encantando. Su estilo de escritura es simple pero atrapante y sus personajes moralmente grises e intrigantes: tal como me gustan 😉 Mis favoritos por ahora son Glokta y Ferro. ×
×Leyeron a estos autores?? Qué opinan de ellos? ×
This was a surprising book, if only because I’ve never read a book about drug addiction from the parent’s perspective. Throughout it I could feel the heart break and obsession with his son’s health. His constant worry and complete helplessness is disarming and jarring because he describes his son in such a way that you worry along with him, and also grow tired and sick of his addiction along with him as well. 11 hours long. #book#audiobook#reader#bookstagram#bookstagrammer#bookworm#bookdragon#nonfiction
Who else loves sloths? 🙋🏻 I picked up a couple of new Christmas decorations this week, and it’s made me so excited for Christmas! This book sleeve is from @melvismakes and you can use the code MAKAYLALOVES10 to save 10% 🎄🎅🏼🎁
Happy Friday y'all! Today was my first day of fall break so I finally got to sleep in🙌 I'm headed off to Michigan for an off-roading/camping trip! I should still have access to the Internet though!
Anyway, this book was one that I started in the beginning of the year but I ended up setting it aside because I was just too busy to devote my time to it. I really want to revisit it though because I loved Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard!
What books have you set aside but want to come back to?!
Hello Everybody 🍁
I know I posted this photo yesterday but something went wrong so! •
Currently reading. : looking for Alaska by John Green. 📚
Uhm... I don’t know how to say it. I mean I know but how to write it. How to explain it. But I’m gonna try.
So I’m not happy, not happy at all. Even my boyfriend doesn’t make me happy. And it’s just because I have nothing to do. I’m still looking for work and a had a few job applications but they don’t have any interesent in me bc i don’t have any work experience. And I can’t just call a friend bc I don’t have any friends. I mean it. I don’t have one. I feel so lonely and I’m so jealous I think it’s because my boyfriend has a lot to do. Like he works, and after that he gives hockey training and also play hockey and sometimes he’s going to get a drink with them but I really want to do that to but I just can’t. I’m really unhappy and sometimes I think why am I doing here ? What point of life do I have ? ( don’t worry I’m nog going to do something stupid )
Well yeah so you know. I have nothing only my boyfriend ☹️
I’m sorry to tell you but I really wanted to tell someone.
Guess who is doing terrible at a horror readathon?? 🙈 it's me! I finally picked up A Gathering of Shadows since trying to read horror books this month. I missed Lila so bad!!! And Kell and Rhy 😭🙏🏻 I just had to get back into this world. School has been really stressful and I'm just not in the mood to force read books I'm not into at the moment.
QOTD: did you all do any reading challenges this month? How did they go? .
Good Evening, Everyone! 🌙
I know I’ve been the worst bookstagrammer ever 😩
I don’t even have an excuse for my absence this time.
But tomorrow is my day off, so I plan to spend some of the morning taking some photos!
I’ll definitely participate more this week!
Anyway, I’m just about to get back to work.
I hope everyone has a great night 😊
#grimdragon - Things that go bump in the night
#thereadersbooknook - Demonic
#bookreadhappyhour - Dark Books
Happy Fri-YAY 😄
I updated my IG handle to @ellenbetweenpages. My previous IG handle was nice, but it didn't feel authentic. .
Weekends are definitely my reading time. I will occasionally read during the week, but I tend to fall asleep on the couch while my husband plays video games or watches sports. It really is a [not so healthy] habit I've fallen into. .
#qotd : Do you read during the week? How do you balance your reading time with other life responsibilities?
My husband and I are going apple picking tomorrow in New York 🍎 I've never gone apple picking before and am soooo excited. We might visit some hard cider breweries too.
I'll be at sales all weekend. Let me know which author, genre, or book you have been thinking of in the comments below. Or, if you'd like me to pick up something for you as a personal recommendation suited to your tastes. 😻
Levanten la 🤚 los fanáticos de Jay Asher.
Yo todavía no leí nada, pero le tengo muchas ganas a Tú & yo, aquí, ahora. Espero poder incluirlo ente mis lecturas del mes de noviembre. ¿Ya leyeron este libro?
•What is the book you currently most want to read?
-This is mine, it sounds really interesting and I believe it won both the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the national book award (correct me if I'm wrong) which is always a good sign!😊
Have you heard the bittersweet news? A Tangled Mercy by Joy Jordan-Lake will be the next and final @shereadsbookclub book club selection. Seriously can’t wait to dive into this #Book ! And excited to see what Ariel and MaryBeth have in store for everyone in January! •
SYNOPSIS: Told in alternating tales at once haunting and redemptive, A Tangled Mercy is a quintessentially American epic rooted in heartbreaking true events examining the harrowing depths of human brutality and betrayal, and our enduring hope for freedom and forgiveness.
After the sudden death of her troubled mother, struggling Harvard grad student Kate Drayton walks out on her lecture—and her entire New England life. Haunted by unanswered questions and her own uncertain future, she flees to Charleston, South Carolina, the place where her parents met, convinced it holds the key to understanding her fractured family and saving her career in academia. Kate is determined to unearth groundbreaking information on a failed 1822 slave revolt—the subject of her mother’s own research.
Nearly two centuries earlier, Tom Russell, a gifted blacksmith and slave, grappled with a terrible choice: arm the uprising spearheaded by members of the fiercely independent African Methodist Episcopal Church or keep his own neck out of the noose and protect the woman he loves.
Kate’s attempts to discover what drove her mother’s dangerous obsession with Charleston’s tumultuous history are derailed by a horrific massacre in the very same landmark church. In the unimaginable aftermath, Kate discovers a family she never knew existed as the city unites with a powerful message of hope and forgiveness for the world.
🗝 n e w c h a p t e r s •
🗝 Folks, I'm back 👋 It took longer and more energy than expected, but we're (somehow) settled into our new appartment. 😊 Obviously, not everything is perfect right away, but it's finally starting to feel like home. 💑
🗝 Due to all the moving studf in the past two weeks, I haven't found the time to read much of anything 🙈, but I'll def find the time in the next couple of weeks. Unfortunately I won't get the chance to enjoy the new home right away, as I'm leaving on Thursday for a rehab facility. As some of you may know, in the beginning of 2017 I was diagnosed with cervix cancer and had to undergo surgery. I'm fine now, but I still need to go to rehab to fully grasp everything and regain my old strength. 💪I'll def use the time to catch up on my reading. 😊
Light & Love ♡
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Happy Friday! ▪
#ReadGushOct17 - #FridayRead - I've been working through Grey Stone by Jean Knight Pace ▪
#UncriticalOctober - #Marvel or #BookishHeroes - I'm bringing Marvel and DC together on this one. *maniacal laughter* I love my @livethecozylife book cozy so much, and this Wonder Woman cover is gorgeous! ▪
#fanboyoctober - #beautifulcovers ▪
#WIPjoy - When your WIP is a movie, ehat would the credits sequence be like? - René is an inventor. I can see the background taking a tour of his castle and looking closer at hus inventions - kind of like the Avengers credits. 😉
#GalaxyMusicals17 - "It's a bore" - a book you held onto even though it was boring - I want to give Coronets of Steel another try at some point, but I didn't finish it in my first read through. I love the author and it's a fun concept, but I just couldn't get into it....