Holiday is safe! Finally got both the last two volumes of #karloveknausgård s monstrous autobiography from our library. I loved the first "#sterben " about his father, to me it is the strongest book; the weakest to me is "#lieben " about his second marriage and children. I do mostly feel sympathy for him, although sometimes I wondered: couldn't you have thought twice before you wrote this about your wife/your friend/etc? No, he couldn't. That's art. #currentlyreading#bookstagram#books#reading
"We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be."
Picked this up on a whim from the bestsellers rack, but was glad I did so! Great character development, interesting take on magic, and enough suspense to make those long layovers fly by. Also, dragons 🐉
Happy #caturday ! What better way to celebrate than by reading #Beautifulmessylove by @tesswoods_author with Ziggy 😻 I also just finished and LOVED #thefirstyear by @gen_gannon so I will have lots of reviews coming in the next few days!
If 2017 will be remembered for anything, it will be the year I became obsessed with Hamilton. I love the soundtrack, the actors, the merch, this book 🙊, and if Hamilton ever comes to Australia, I'll be first in line to buy tickets 😂
When I heard that the July @theyachronicles box would have 2 Hamilton related items, I just had to order it. I can't wait for it to arrive so I can get my Hamilton fix 🙈
Have you listened to the Hamilton soundtrack? Did you like it?
📷 by @captivatingtheunseen
Bookmarks by @readandwonder_
[Day 5 - Day 6]
Sebagai ganti kesalahan yang telah Digory perbuat, Aslan memintanya untuk memetik sebuah apel di penghujung Narnia. Dan, mau tidak mau, Digory menyanggupinya. Bersama Polly dan kuda terbang yang bernama Fledge, mereka pergi ke penghujung Narnia.
Namun siapa sangka? Ketika Digory sedang menikmati sebuah apel, ia bertemu Jadis si penyihir jahat. Bocah lelaki itu berhasil pergi dan membawa apel sesuai permintaan Aslan.
Ketika ia kembali, Paman Andrew dibawa dengan kondisi berantakkan. Saat itu, Narnia sedang mempersiapkan penobatan Raja Frank (si kusir) dan Ratu Helen.
Berbagai rangkaian penobatan berlalu, Aslan memutuskan mengembalikan Digory, Polly, dan Paman Andrew kembali ke London. Dan mereka memiliki kehidupan yang lebih baik dari sebelumnya.
Ini sebenarnya cukup rumit. Apalagi, kalimat mendongengnya terhitung sangat panjang. Terkadang membuatku harus membaca ulang😂. Tapi, jujur, kau akan langsung nyambung ketika tahu kenapa bisa ada penyihir di Narnia pada film The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Buku ini benar-benar menceritakannya.
Intinya, kalian akan tahu awal mula kenapa seseorang bisa keluar masuk Narnia melalui buku ini. Tulisan klasik akan memberikan sensasi didongengi yang khas. Dan buku ini benar-benar dongeng-fantasy. Tidak ada romansa, hanya ada keseriusan dan persahabatan.
Overall, aku beri 4.1/5⭐ untuk keagungan Aslan! [275/275]
I read Carlos Ruiz Zafón's book in English a long time ago. Since I've been brushing up on my Spanish, I'm attempting to read it in the original Spanish even though I may need a dictionary on hand. The blurb for the English translation from French author Katherine Pancol's book indicated that the it was a cross between 'Le Divorce' and 'The Elegance of the Hedgehog. It sounded intriguing since I have the former from the library and have read the latter. #currentlyreading#bookworm#foreignlanguage#translation#translated
I'm joining #10thingsiwouldneversay tag by @firasama25
Thank you for this fun tag 😅
And i'm tagging some of you, feel free to join/ignore 😁
10 things i would never say:
1. I love you so much forever till i die
2. My books are more attractive than you
3. If you want to win my heart, give me a lots of books and flowers too
4. Oh please stay away from me because your mouth is so stink
5. Can we get some coffee? *to a stranger*
6. I want this book, can you pay it for me?
7. Why are you so fat, small, and ugly at the same time? *i hate a bullying*
8. You better shut up your mouth! *anger*
9. B***h!! *bad words*
10. I wish you a bad day because i hate you.
Anyway now i'm currently reading The Godfather by Mario Puzo. I was so excited!! 🙌
Have a good Friday everyone 🙋
If there is one thing that I completely go gaga over is - the tenacity of an underdog to succeed. Nothing is as fierce as the determination of an underdog who sets out to prove his caliber, not only to the naysayers who always look down upon him, but also to himself. One such story is about Mr. Santosh Pandey. A lot of you must have visited a dingy bookstore in a small lane in Irla Market, Vile Parle, Mumbai. The book that you see down below is written by the owner of that dingy bookstore - Mr. Santosh. His story: "Born and brought up in a poor family, Santosh Pandey never got a chance to fulfill his wishes and dreams. His areas of passion always remained suppressed. His fondness for books made him enjoy his school days, which were suddenly cut short due to his family's financial condition.
Finally, making up his mind, he left for Mumbai in search of better opportunities and ended up running a roadside bookstall. In due course, owing to his vast knowledge about books and literature, he not only became the customers' favourite across Maharashtra but started his own book store as well.
He read all the Vedas, Purans and other mythological books. His passion for books and literature inspired him to commence writing his own book and that too in quick time as a response to all those who doubted his ability to do so.
'KARMAYAAN, Untold Secrets of Ravana' is his first attempt at writing a novel. Vinod Cherian, another literature buff, has helped him in reaching his goal.
I think I'm going to start a list of fiction works that could make up an autobiographical bibliography of my life. And even though I'm only twelve chapters in, The War That Saved My Life will be on that list. • A fact not everyone knows about me is that I was born with severe clubfeet, something I share with the book's protagonist, Ada (although only her right foot is clubbed). Because she lives in wartime England, and because her mother is a harsh and neglectful woman, Ada's disability has never been treated, nor even properly acknowledged, and Ada is kept trapped inside the family's dingy London tenement. Ada is so desperate for her freedom that she tries to teach herself to walk. Reading Ada's attempts to put her weight on her twisted foot was a visceral, painful experience for me. My toes curled up and the tendons beneath my surgery scars felt like jelly. I felt a rush of thankfulness that I was born in an era when medicine has progressed to the point where I am able to walk and function, and that I grew up with parents who saw me not as a monster but as someone to love and help. Now, but for the 14-inch scars on both my feet and legs (as well as some ongoing joint issues and the reality that I will never be an athlete), no one would ever know I had once had little jellybean feet. The plaster in the picture is from my pre-surgery physical therapies when I was three months old. As I asked my mum about it today, she explained that, in the weeks leading up to surgery, she and Dad had to drive me to Sydney two or three times a week so that the doctors could try to manually twist my feet into a healthier position, and then plaster the feet into that shape. Mum teared up as she told me that there was a lot of screaming. Although I have a pretty fierce hatred of hospitals -- which might spring from these experiences -- I have no memory of these times. My mum, however, remembers it all. Just one of the many hard sacrifices my parents have made for their kids. ❤️
do you guys think i should start like a "book recommendation friday" kinda thing? with a hashtag?? my number one question from people is probably about book recommendations, and i actually think it would be so cool to have a mini collection of super good books to point towards! 💕 the upside of unrequited, of course, would be one of the first on my list 😉 comment thoughts on the idea below!! (and hashtag ideas!) 👇
Best and most important part of any week: books, coffee, and rest!
You gotta have some quiet downtime no matter how much you enjoy getting stuff done during workdays. (Well, even if you don't enjoy that. More so.)
"Please Mia," he implores. "Don't make me write a song."
Will I ever stop posting about this duology? Nope. Probably not. I love Mia & Adam's story WAY too much. Being on vacation where I am, always reminds me of these books cause this is where I was when I first read & fell in love with them. I reread these usually once a year so it's definitely almost time. Burning the lovely Adam Wilde candle tonight (which is one of my favorites) from the talented & amazing Brittany over at @novellyyours ! 🕯- it smells like clean cotton, musk & leather. Perfect for one of my favorite book boyfriends. ♡
Finally purchased a copy of my friend @_sklevy's book, Reigntime. I am so looking forward to cracking into it! Go give Sam's account a peek if you don't follow her yet. Her photos are brilliant!
#grimdragon day 21 (21?! How?!): books with animals on the cover
hello to the sweet team of @librarylights 🌿 my names Hailey, I'm 18 and from my little state of Connecticut, USA 🌹my favorite book hmm 🤔 there's been a lot but one that's really stuck with me would have to be Unfiltered by Lily Collins. It just showed me that no matter what's going on in your life you're never alone, because even the people you wouldn't expect to have a cruel life because of the one their living are going through or went through almost the exact same thing; to always speak up when you feel upset because someone's going to be there to help you and love you no matter what. Why I would like to be a rep? well besides the fact that it's a bookish candle company (how much better can you get?!) as well as other products, I've heard many many great things and everyone seems so nice and humble, I would love to help promote your amazing shop. thank you for the opportunity, Hailey ✨✨ #librarylightsrepsearch
I'm really trying to save my money so I haven't been buying as many books as I would like to lately! (With the exception of Loved 🌙)
So I've really been utilizing my public library! But it's been discouraging because I feel as though these books don't photograph as well. But there is nothing wrong with saving money, and I'm gonna flaunt that!! Don't let money stop you from doing what you enjoy! Check out your public library! 📚
Reading is a passion of mine. Although phones & tablets are great for reading, nothing beats the quiet, clam and peace of an actual book.
#CurrentlyReading Night Film by Marisha Pessl 🙂 #reading#books
Just finished the first few chapters of "The Girls" and am insanely happy. So, I'm reading this as part of a book club with my friends and we all have VASTLY different reading tastes. There have been a lot of ups and downs, but the last book was a major downer...so The Girls is just what I needed. While I'm under 100 pages in, I am absolutely captivated not only by the story but by the writing style as well. Reading these words feels like swimming in a pool on a hot summer day - dreamy and languid and like I'm drifting and weightless.