Current read: Partials by Dan Wells
The back cover says- “When our ancestors were attacked at Pearl Harbor, they called it a day that would live in infamy. The day that the Partials attacked us with the RM virus will not live in anything, because there will be none of us left to remember it.” -President David R. Cregan, March 21, 2065, in a press conference at the White House. Three hours later he hanged himself. -
I must say, this is taking me longer to read than some books. It’s a sci-fi dystopian that has turned out super good, just a lot of it I have to process.
Anyone who has added this to their TBR shelf and keeps skimming by it to go on to the next thing, stop. Pick it up and read it. Worth it so far. Will update.
‘Nature is beautiful that way... she leaves you with nothing to say...’ ~~~
Unfortunately living abroad means that the majority of my books are on my e-reader, which doesn’t make for interesting posts. However, I do get to experience beautiful sunny days like this on the patio at the end of November! ~~~
I’ve almost finished Kathleen Collins’ short story collection, Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? Experimental in style, collins’ prose can leave me reeling after only a few short pages. ~~~
Published posthumously, Collins’ collection explores the lives of intellectual and artistic black women living in New York during the sixties and seventies. As a talented playwright and filmmaker during a time when black women were rarely seen in those roles, she had to carve out her own career. After reading the introduction by Elizabeth Alexander and her own personal experience of discovering Kathleen Collins, I am so intrigued to find a copy of Losing Ground, Collins’ most well-known film. ~~~
Fun fact: Collins is cited as one of the three sources that may have inspired Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech as she was recalled to have used it in her own address to a congregation in Jersey City earlier in 1962. ~~~
Currently on the blog, my review of The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf, link in bio! ~~~
I can remember how when I was young I believed death to be a phenomenon of the body; now I know it to be merely a function of the mind—and that of the minds of the ones who suffer the bereavement. The nihilists say it is the end; the fundamentalists, the beginning; when in reality it is no more than a single tenant or family moving out of a tenement or town.
In a strange room you must empty yourself for sleep. And before you are emptied for sleep, what are you. And when you are emptied for sleep, you are not. And when you are filled with sleep, you never were. I don't know what I am. I don't know if I am or not. Jewel knows he is, because he does not know that he does not know whether he is or not. He cannot empty himself for sleep because he is not what he is and he is what he is not. .... And since sleep is is-not and rain and wind are was, it is not. Yet the wagon is, because when the wagon is was, Addie Bundren will not be. And Jewel is, so Addie Bundren must be. And then I must be, or I could not empty myself for sleep in a strange room. And so if I am not emptied yet, I am is.
― William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying
Ughh...😓(again, another intimidating work 😅) just start few chapters and I'm speechless...well, it is my first Faulkner. I dare not start Faulkner by reading The Sound and The Fury 🙈 I notice that Faulkner has a very unique writing style. With powerful language, Faulkner succesfully creates haunting and grotesque atmosphere in the story that leaves deep impression in the readers' mind. You might dislike the story, but you would never be able to forget some haunting scenes. However, it's hard to read and understand. So blurry. Without any narration, it requires our full attention to figure out the plot from the characters' dialogue, impressions and interior monologue. Faulkner surely does not give a damn to his reader 😅 This work really needs extra patience and commitment of rereading. "Four times" as suggested by the author 😅 So, I think it's impossible to read Faulkner, we can only re-read it.
Omg so excited! Because finally doing my 1K Giveaway 🤗♥️🙌🏼. Thank you guys for all your support and love yall share I couldn’t have made it this far without you guys. You all are what keeps me going and loving this community! So in return I want to give to yall and joining me are 5 shops that you will see listed below. My giveaway is a Harry Potter theme and THERE WILL BE 1 LUCKY WINNER!
•Exclusive edition Luna Lovegood funko pop
•Hogwarts express hand bag
•HP adjustable tie
•Ravenclaw edition of HP book 1. •Harry Potter inspired bookmark made by dreamyandco •Harry Potter inspired earrings •a set of 4 HP pins
•Chocolate frog candy
•Harry Potter Jelly Beans candle
•Harry Potter Jelly Slug candle
If you swipe left in the picture you will see everything included from the shops!
1. Must be Following me and all shops included in this giveaway if you want your entry to count (I will be checking).
2. Must be a public account.
3. Like this post.
4. Tag 3 friends in the comment below and tell me your favorite HP book.
5. Giveaway and Spam accounts not eligible.
FOR EXTRA ENTRIES:
1. Post this photo in your story for 24 hrs =1 entry
2. Buy from any shop listed above within the time frame of the GA and send me your receipt will = 2 entries per shop so that’s possibly 10 entries if you buy from all. 🤗♥️ This giveaway is open to My lovely internationals!
Giveaway ends December 1st at 12 midnight.
This giveaway is in NO way sponsored or associated by Instagram. If you are under the age of 18 you must have a parents permission to give me your address.
By that said good luck to everyone! Love yall!🙈😁♥️🙌🏼👏🏼🎉
something about winter always makes me wanna cuddle up with some coffee and read this book (for probably the fifth time). This is the book that first got me into reading, I’m always in the mood to reread this one. 🍎
" But now I understood that, although words were Gods first creation , silence was closer to His divine Spirit and the prayers given in silence were infinitely greater than the thousands of words men might offer up to heaven ." "the dovekeepers "
By, Alice Hoffman .
An excerpt from my newest read , it's rare that I reread a passage but something about this stopped me in my tracks, just so beautiful thought I'd share 🙏🏽.
My birthday was a few days ago so I had permission to splurge just a bit. 🎉🎁
I found a few signed copies which is always fun. I missed Marissa Meyer’s book signing event last week in Austin, TX so I’m just happy I was able to find a signed copy.
Did anyone else spend their Black Friday at a bookstore?? 🛍
Saturday is here and I plan on starting a new book, but I can't decide which one. What is everyone reading today ? 📖
Btw...do you like to recommend books you love to your friends?
When I love a book, I shriek to everyone (especially with similar genre) about how amazing it is and how they have to READ IT but a part of me is quite scared that they’ll actually read it and then they don’t love it?! But I think I’m one of those people that will shriek to everyone how they must read a book, I just can’t shut up about a book I love hehehehe! 😂😁 Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 😉🌻
Hope everyone had a lovely day yesterday! Hoping any day now it starts feeling a little more like winter here in CA so that I can get in the Christmas spirit (and also snuggle up in blankets with tea and books!)
Have you discovered audio books yet? I started purchasing audio books this year and they've drastically helped me read through more books than I ever have! I also especially love it when it’s the author narrating it, because you can feel the passion for what they’re teaching and add in little bits of info or wisdom that might not be in the written version.
Today I listened to 2 hours of my book while shovelling snow - talk about being productive! 😉
I'm currently listening to @grantcardone 's The 10X Rule and it's seriously a GAME CHANGER! Definitely the best book I've read/listened to lately and I recommend it to everyone wanting to achieve more and have more success in everything!
I'm almost done reading it, but I'm hands down listening to it a second time right after I'm done.
Let me know if you've read it, or comment bellow with your favourite books!
I’m so excited to be able to feature Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer! It sounds like such an amazing story of recovery, growth and love between sisters ❤️I can’t wait to start it 😍I’ll leave the synopsis below!
The 2:00 a.m. call is the first time Lexie Vidler has heard her sister’s voice in years. Annie is a drug addict, a thief, a liar—and in trouble, again. Lexie has always bailed Annie out, given her money, a place to sleep, sent her to every kind of rehab. But this time, she’s not just strung out—she’s pregnant and in premature labor. If she goes to the hospital, she’ll lose custody of her baby—maybe even go to prison. But the alternative is unthinkable.
As weeks unfold, Lexie finds herself caring for her fragile newborn niece while her carefully ordered life is collapsing around her. She’s in danger of losing her job, and her fiancé only has so much patience for Annie’s drama. In court-ordered rehab, Annie attempts to halt her downward spiral by confronting long-buried secrets from the sisters’ childhood, ghosts that Lexie doesn’t want to face. But will the journey heal Annie, or lead her down a darker path?
Both candid and compassionate, Before I Let You Go explores a hotly divisive topic and asks how far the ties of family love can be stretched before they finally break.
hey guys 🍃. i hope you had a nice holiday (if you celebrate thanksgiving). mine was ok. i’m thinking about getting the nook glowlight 3 while it’s still on black friday promotion (the sale lasts through the weekend i think). if you’ve heard anything about it or have any opinions i’d love for you to comment 🖤.
a little book re-organization makes a huge difference ❤️ day 7 for #12daysofbookstagram ~ which is a pic of our bedside table - and mine just happens to be my entire headboard filled w books 😅 aaand I luv it! the stacks in here are filling up so quickly. I got at least 20 books so far this month #whoops#donttellmyfiance 🤫#jkheknows#hehastoknow
QOTD: What book are you hesitant to pick up because you’ve heard mixed reviews?
I bought Red Queen a while ago but after seeing a lot of iffy reviews on it, I never ended up reading it 🙈I’m still not sure if I should start this series, especially after seeing even more mixed reviews on the other two books 😖So for now, it’ll just be sitting on my shelf, taunting me 🤷🏻♀️
Fox says: "Dragon and I don't just recommend books to each other. That's why we have so many matching stuff. 😆 The collage was designed by the Dragon. She's the one who got me interested in Project Life scrapbooking. ❤️"
Snuggled up with some tea and Finished Call Me By Your Name tonight. This was quite a read! I’m still absorbing it. I definitely can’t wait to see the movie now. .
The writing is excellent, and by the end I was wholeheartedly glad that I read it. It’s about a 17-year-old boy living with his parents in Italy, and a growing friendship with the 24-year-old man that stays with them for the summer.
It is an exploration of Elio’s feelings of lust, desire, sexuality, companionship, and an enduring unconditional love - even through living separate lives. He over analyzes, assumes, obsesses and faces confusion about all he’s feeling. All of us can relate to some aspects of that- it was very touching and I cared for the characters. It’s also sensual and erotic at times too, sometimes surprisingly so! .
I found myself skimming a lot, which I never do, because I just wanted more to be happening at a faster pace, and I think that’s why it fell a little short for me.
Though I think I’d rate it about ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫/5, I can’t wait to see the movie. There is a lot of beauty in this story.
Sweet and gracious Josefina Montoya works on her family’s rancho with her three sisters, learns how to become a healer in her village, and celebrates both the traditions of her people and the changing times in 1824 New Mexico.
I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving and a great day today! 🦃
Hubby and I are not big on the Black Friday shopping. We might pop into a bookstore in the afternoon or do a little online shopping, but the early morning crowds just are not for us. My mom and sister, on the other hand, have told me stories about their overnight camp outs at Target. That sounds like a nightmare to me. But what do you think? Black Friday sales, yay or nay? 💸🤷🏻♀️💰
What we did today was stay home and read and eat leftovers and I put together most of my 1000 piece puzzle! In short, it was just the perfect lazy bummy day. 😍
REVIEW: Life on The Refrigerator Door
Jauh sebelum hiruk pikuk Illuminae yg terkenal berkat format penulisan unik, ada Life on the Refrigerator Door dg isi yg juga nggak terdiri dari paragraf demi paragraf. Kisah dalam buku yg bisa kamu selesaikan hanya dalam sekali duduk ini diceritakan melalui serangkaian pesan yg ditempel di pintu kulkas.
Tepat seperti judulnya, dua tokoh utama LoTRD--remaja usia 16 tahun dan ibunya yg super sibuk sbg seorang dokter, menjalani kehidupan di pintu kulkas. Keduanya sangat jarang bertemu sehingga semua keperluan yg seharusnya dikatakan secara langsung--daftar belanja, jam pulang sekolah, dll, dituliskan di atas secarik kertas yg kemudian ditempel di pintu kulkas. Rangkaian pesan inilah yg membentuk cerita secara utuh, tanpa ada paragraf narasi sama sekali.
Ceritanya ringan, mengalir dan termasuk quick reads (satu jam dijamin kelar!), tapi pesan yg disampaikan ngena banget. Di akhir buku, kamu akan terdiam dan menyadari bahwa pertemuan, walau hanya semenit, sangatlah penting. Mungkin selama ini kamu pikir, menjaga hubungan dg orang lain cukup lewat pesan-pesan singkat yg dikirim secara berkala. Tapi, tetap ada bedanya antara mengirim pesan dg bertatap muka secara langsung. Pertemuan punya arti yg lebih dalam dan berkesan... sebelum semuanya terlambat dan hanya tinggal kenangan 😢 Recommended buat kamu yg butuh bacaan singkat dan santai tapi tetep ngena di hati.
"Cinta berarti menyediakan diri kita bagi orang yang kita cintai." 5/5🌟