💛❤ In LOVE!!! ❤💛 😍😍😍😍
Why is adulting getting in the way of my reading!? WHHHHHHYYYY 😭😭😭
Why do I have to do things like...
➡➡Clean my home
➡➡➡Go to work
WHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYY 😢😢😢😢😂😂😂😂😂 GAH! 📚
HIS FRIENDS WANT HIM TO GET LAID
But that's not the kind of attention he wants....
How to Date A Douchebag: The Learning Hours by @saraneyauthor (LOVE HER) releases TOMORROW (September 26th) Get it at midnight!!!! Amazon: http://amzn.to/2eUg3jU
Amazon UK:: http://bit.ly/LearningZonUK
Without Merit by @colleenhoover (MY FAVE)➡➡➡➡RELEASES OCTOBER 3rd!
The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother's former nurse, the little half-brother isn't allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there's Merit.Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn't earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her - until she discovers that he's completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines, when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix. Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she's never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.
#colleenhoover#saraney#booksofinstagram#readersofinstagram#authorsofinstagram#bookish#bookish#book#read#reading#bibliophile#instabooks#instareads#romance#booklover#bookworm#biblio#bookstagram#booknerdigans #📖 #📚
“This debut novel takes us into a near future (2074) in which a politically polarized America descends into a second Civil War-and amid warfare, a family fights to survive.”
I’m currently reading American War and I’m enjoying it so far. I was a little hesitant to read this book because of the mixed reviews that I’ve seen. . But overall I’m really happy I decided to give this book a try.
What books were you initially hesitant to read but ended up loving?
[PRIMEIRAS IMPRESSÕES] CRASH, QUANDO A PAIXÃO EXPLODE - @author_nicole_williams | @planetadelivrosbrasil
Narrado em primeira pessoa, somos apresentados a história pela visão de Lucy, uma adolescente que acaba de se mudar com a família para uma casa no lago, a única que sobrou desde que a empresa de seu pai faliu.
Em uma de suas visitas a praia, a garota conhece Jude, um garoto alto, sexy, engraçado e incrivelmente sedutor.
Depois de fazer uso de alguns truques para chamar a atenção de Jude, Lucy finalmente consegue a atenção do rapaz, mas logo percebe que se envolver com alguém como ele nem sempre é a coisa certa a se fazer, afinal, sua vida já está agita demais lidando com uma mãe fria e que solta veneno pela fala, e com um pai isolado e distante.
Crash não é só sobre romances adolescentes - ele fala sobre problemas familiares e a importância de se lutar contra traumas do passado.
Quando comecei a leitura me apaixonei pela escrita da autora, li os dois primeiros capítulos na velocidade da luz - e os próximos, na velocidade de uma lesma.
Apesar da escrita da autora ser maravilhosa, não senti uma conexão real entre os protagonistas. Toda a tensão sexual e emocional entre Jude e Lucy me pareceu um tanto forçada, e esse foi o principal motivo por eu não ter conseguido ler até o final.
Mesmo não tendo gostado da forma como o romance foi desenvolvido, devo dizer que gostei muito dos personagens. Lucy, ao contrário de muitas protagonistas, não tem medo de dizer o que pensa e em tomar atitude quando o assunto é algo que almeja muito; e Jude não é o típico bad-boy babaca que adora se vangloriar sobre quantas garotas transou no final de semana, muito pelo contrário, el é engraçado, meigo e gosta de demonstrar seus sentimentos.
Confira mais detalhes no blog! (Link na bio) ♥
❔How many funkos do you have?
Shoutout to the one with the largest collection! (It's probably @anniekslibrary 😂)
I only have 4 due to lack of space! I wish I could buy more, I'll probably get Ginny for Christmas but I'll have to wait until I officially move out to grow my collection.
Day 25 of #septemberlibrary17 is Book & Funko.
<<< #meperdiemresenhas >>>
Um Tom Mais Escuro de Magia
"Prefiro morrer numa aventura a viver sem ter feito nada"
Existem quatro Londres, a Londres cinza esqueceu o que é magia a muito tempo, a vermelha é próspera e cheia de magia, a Londres branca também é repleta de magia, mas lá quanto mais tentam dominar a magia ela ataca de volta, e existe a Londres preta. Mas a Londres preta caiu é hoje ninguém fala mais dela.
Kell é um Antari (um mago poderoso) um dos últimos que conseguem atravessar por entre as Londres, na teoria ele é um embaixador, na prática ele exerce uma função que muitos bandidos no Brasil conhecem: contrabando!
E é quando esse pequeno hobby da errado Kell se vê obrigado a fugir para a Londres cinza ele conhece Lila Bard a ladra mais habilidosa de Londres, agora ele tem que fazer de tudo para consertar e salvar o mundo.
Ai que livro maravilhoso que a V. E. Schwab criou, é uma história agil, que se passa em um mundo cheio de magia que é intrigante, cada Londres tem sua particularidade e todas elas são intrigantes.
Os personagens principais são extremamente carismáticos, você de vê torcendo para eles mesmo quando o que eles fazem não é assim tão moralmente correto, os coadjuvantes também sabem segurar as pontas de um jeito maravilhoso. Fiquei morrendo de vontade de saber mais do Rhy, Holland, conhecer mais profundamente o passado do Kell e da Lila. Até dos personagens que aparecem só alguns capítulos eu fiquei apegada.
A cada página que eu ia virando era um "que hino" que eu gritava internamente. O final do livro foi bem fechado e satisfatório, então ele não te deixa querendo arrancar os cabelos de ansiedade até o próximo, mas tem muitos ganchos bons ali que eu quero muito ver com a autora vai explorar eles nos próximos livros, e também já fico na expectativa dos próximos livros da autora.
Mas até meu Encontro de Sombras chegar eu fico aqui na ansiedade, esperando...
#bndtpsept17 - Day 25: Magic Number (number in the title)
Technically it's the first book ("One Rainy Day in May"), but they are all so beautiful I had to put them together. These were written by Mark Z. Danielewski, who also wrote House of Leaves. Since 2015, he has published 1-2 volumes a year (at the end of October the 5th one is coming out), and I've read that he intends to publish nine all together. It's hard to describe without giving away the plot, but people all over the world are involved and it all starts with a little girl finding a kitten.
Ana is blind, but she knows that the color blue feels like an ice cube, red feels like fire 🔥, and that if it smells like cinnamon she's about to step on her cat's tail. Her abuela 👵🏻 teaches her to cook, and they soon realize that when people taste Ana's magical food they feel incredibly happy. This book is reminiscent of 'Como agua para chocolate' (for kids) and I love the quiet, sweet message that we can turn our weaknesses into strengths. 🍞🍜🍮 #solbookreview
Happy #mapmonday friends!!! I have the night off and I can't wait to relax and do absolutely nothing!!! What are your Monday plans?? Thanks to @tarasbookshelf for sharing this stunning photo...I mean holy cow just look at this gorgeousness!!!!
EVERYONE!!! Look at this exclusive Luna Lovegood @originalfunko that my sister got me!!! 😱😍😱 I wanted this pop so badly but it was sold out everywhere so when my sister was at a convention the other week she found one and got it for me! I love it so much 😍✨
QOTD: Does any one else feel like they have less and less time to read?? TOD was released almost 2 weeks ago and I'm only about 230 pages in 😩.
Thanks so much for all the love and support on my past few posts. I appreciate it so much and I'll get caught up with comments and messages soon 🤗💛
"Every person has the power to change their fate if they are brave enough to fight for what they desire more than anything." - Caraval
It's the first day of #bannedbooksweek AND it is #mapmonday which makes this little hashtag-loving bookstagrammer very happy 😍 I'm participating in a Banned Book Week challenge hosted by @foxandwit and I am sooo excited about the prompts! If you want to participate, check out the next picture on this post for the prompts! Today's prompt is "books with magic" and the book you featured doesn't have to necessarily be banned, just as long as it fits the daily challenge. As far as I know, Caraval has not been banned or challenged...but I mean, if you're going to ban and challenge Harry Potter, then you might as well ban/challenge all fantasy books 🤷♀️ Have you ever had to challenge a book ban? Unfortunately I have...freedom to read and abolition of censorship are hills I will die on! 🍁
Book tag time! I was tagged by @rojauspaukste for the #top5faves tag, so here are my answers!
✨book series: Chronicles of Narnia
✨movie: You've Got Mail
✨dessert: anything chocolate, let's be real. ✨flowers: daisies...because of You've Got Mail. I want to be Kathleen Kelly when I grow up. 🍁
Giveaway winner will be announced this evening in my story! Thank you so much to everyone who participated! 💜
Have you fallen in love with Aidan Lennox yet? "Just because it takes more than falling in love to find yourself doesn’t mean that losing yourself in another person can’t be fucking beautiful. I promise you, Pixie, being lost in each other for the rest of our lives will be the best thing to have ever happened to either of us."
— PLAY ON
Amazon US - http://amzn.to/2vmNH7H
Amazon UK - http://amzn.to/2vr9PME
Paperback - http://amzn.to/2gWXH2K
Amazon CA - http://amzn.to/2wxQlWM
Amazon AU - http://amzn.to/2vnaBfo
Amazon DE - http://amzn.to/2vIXtlA
Amazon ES - http://amzn.to/2hPpAKu
AMAZON FR - http://amzn.to/2vqDWns
Amazon IT - http://amzn.to/2wxCIa9
Audiobook release date to be announced.
Day 2 #Everythingwekeep#booktour @elexmedia
Di hari pernikahan kami, tunanganku James datang ke gereja di dalam peti mati.
Ooh aku suka sekali dengan kalimat pertamanya. 😍❤ Membuatku penasaran dan ingin membaca lebih lanjut. ✨✨
Kualitas terjemahan @elexmedia juga bagus. Aku tidak kebingungan dan tidak tersendat ketika membacanya 😊👍
Pernah membaca buku dan jatuh cinta dengan kalimat pertamanya? 😍😍
On our wedding day, my fiance, James, arrived at the curch in a casset
Ooh I really love the first sentence. It made me curious and want to know what happen next.😍❤
@elexmedia translation quality is also superb 😊👍 I did not have confusion when I read it. .
Have you ever read a book and fall in love with the first sentence?
Finally finished with the project at work. It got worse and worse until the day of and it did make me miserable. But when it was all finished, I had to admit what made me miserable also protected me. It was quite difficult to go through because this whole thing was also my worst experience with racism. Let me back up a little bit. In case you didn't know, I'm Korean - born and raised in the country. I've been living in the States for over a decade now. By myself. Until my current job, I was in a white community - mostly Southern, evangelicals, and suburban/rural. In that setting, racism was something lighthearted: "I'm just messing with you." It's supposed to mean no harm, and more in the line of, "come on, it's clear we're different; let's just poke at it for some fun." Yeah, very selfish and at my expense. Once I started my job, I was consciously looking out for it. This is a high-minority rural community and they have barely seen any Asians. I knew I will have to deal with it. Turns out, kids mainly had to do it just to get it out of their system, or to see what kind of reaction I'd give. And only the kids that don't know me try it in the beginning of the year once, just to learn never to try ever again. But hardly any from adults. I never felt included among the teachers, probably mainly because I'm single, unattached, and well, "different," so both ends didn't bother too much. Although, I prefer it that way. Anyway, what I didn't know, however, was that their form of racism is very much in the mindset and the system, which I now know from experience. I know I should probably tell you what was actually happening, but I'm frankly still recovering from it all.
I'm actually not done, and the rest is in the comments.
READ THIS CAPTION BECAUSE I AM SO EXCITED!
You guys!!! Announcements are happening! The beans have been spilled!! Please excuse all of the exclamation marks.
There is a thing that has been taking up A LOT of my spare time the past 6 months... and now I can finally tell you about it 🎉
The lovely Jasmine over at @novelthoughts_ and I got to talking one day, about how much we love tea and books and bookish mail, and particularly the idea of book subscription boxes, and how we wished we could treat ourselves to such things more often. The outcome of our repeated conversations and brainstormings was an idea for a book & tea subscription service that has everything you need to treat yourself to a cozy afternoon on the couch. And it comes in an envelope so we can keep the shipping costs super low!
I would love for you to check it out, sign up for more info, and let me know what you think. All the links are at @novelteabookclub
QOTD: Do your prefer milkshakes or smoothies? 🍓 // #BookishLyWriteySept17 • DAY 22: #FEAST (THE BEST DESCRIPTIONS OF FOOD IN A BOOK) 🍜 The Wrath & the Dawn duology has some superb descriptions of food I'd say 😋
Интересная тема "Москва". Что такое Москва? Для меня это город. Только не Красная площадь, не Спасская башня с боем курантов и не метро. И даже не МГУ с храмом Василия Блаженного.
Москва для меня — это биография улиц. Противоречивая архитектура, сохранившая невероятные усилия самовыражения людей, власти. Бывшие деревянными мостовые, с удивительными историями площади, кажется современные, но уже ставшие историческими бульвары. Усадьбы, храмы,музеи, доходные дома, сады, театры и памятники. Биография улиц, как летопись миллионов жизней.
Я не знаю историю Москвы на отлично, но люблю проводить жаркие дни с семьёй в парках города, а морозные вечера - в театральных переулках. Осенью мне приятно бродить по бульварам, зарываясь ботиками в листву, что не успели смести усердные дворники. А весна, нет, ещё не цветущая, а такая резко сдергивающая с города снежное покрывало и представляющая его во всей обнаженной красе и величии 870 лет, именно такая ранняя весна наполняет меня новыми силами, позволяет гуляя ощутить вдохновение, вдоволь насмотреться.
Спасибо, Саша, @alexavbag за мотивацию сгонять в Библио-Глобус! Там, на минус первом этаже, в зале, посвящённом Москве, я смогла внимательно (муж, спасибо тебе за вахту) пролистать множество книг и выбрать (но не там купить) лучшую, на мой взгляд. Не энциклопедию сухих данных и не глянцевое теснённое золотом могущество, а отличное издание! Книга лёгкая, хоть и объёмная, качественная печать, черно-белые фото ничуть не умаляют впечатление, а хорошо дополняют интересный, современный текст. Авторы справились с непростой задачей, собрав по алфавиту в небольших абзацах знаковые места и объекты огромного города! "Книга Москвы. Биографии улиц, памятников, домов и людей"
Ольга Деркач и Владислав Быков
На обложке "Магазин харчей Сытова" возле Лобного места на Красной Площади.
I wish I could be all 'I've-been-an-Eve-Babitz-fan-for-years!' here, but alas, like the rest of the reading world, I just discovered her recently. That's a shame, of course, but the upside of that is that I found a new favorite LA writer just when I thought I'd read them all. She's funny, lyrical and likable, like a Joan Didion who'd split her last quaalude with you in the Barney's Beanery bathroom and let you borrow her lipgloss.
Babitz was a well-known party girl who hob-nobbed through the jacaranda-lined streets of 1960s and 1970s Los Angeles with the likes of Steve Martin, Jim Morrison and Ed Ruscha, to name a few, and most of her writing sticks fairly close to this material. This is the first novel of her's I've read, after two wonderful books of essays, and at first I was unimpressed, but then it grew on me. A lot.
What I like most about her books is that she peppers them with spot on observations and one-line truths. Like, "In New York, the way to tell you're happy is by shopping," and she "had become officially Impossible. She had turned twenty-eight." She has mentioned that age, 28, before in her writing and it's always stood out to me. In my own 20s, I spent a lot of time trying to determine when I would become an adult, and in retrospect, 28 was it. It's not the year I figured it out-just the year I realized that someday I was going to have to.
And that's what this book is ultimately about: pulling yourself out of the quicksand that is being young and choosing to chart your own course. Eve Babitz is now in her 70s and, as far as I know, not still writing, which is too bad. She wrote so gorgeously and astutely while in the throes of youth and beauty that I can only imagine she'd do the same when looking back on them.
I finished The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H Wilson over the weekend and really enjoy it! It's a cross between the smart adventures in history you would find in The Da Vinci Code and the human-like artificial intelligence you would find in The Terminator. This was such a fun, escapist read! I would highly recommend it if this sounds like something you would like. Thanks again @doubledaybooks for my copy!