Hello bookish friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Summer has arrived here and if the heat continues to rise, it's going to be one very hot and long summer 🔥🔥🔥
One good thing about this weather, lots of light for photos. Definitely having to play around with edits, I'm not used to all this natural sunlight.
Anyone recognize this book? I couldn't resist picking up a second copy while in London. The UK cover is so beautiful and unique from what was released in North America. I will mention that the 2 editions look stunning next to each other 😍
I had a really slow reading month in May. Besides ACOTAR I read one and a half other books. So much for keeping up with my Goodreads challenge... 😪😅 This month's TBR might be a bit ambitious, but who knows? It might be an epic reading month.
What does you TBR look like this month?
Has anyone read the whole TMI series?
I bought something bookish online just now at a price I didn't expect I would pay for!😍 (Nope, it's not expensive!) I also want to join a rep search but then I doubt I could win since I just recently started bookstagram☹️🤷🏻♀️
I really love using this 🤷🏻♀️emoji for some reason💕 And the monkeys, too because they're so adorable haha What's your favorite emoji?😊
Sometimes I wish I could take things out of my dreams like my favourite dreamer, Ronan Lynch.
Then I think about all the incredibly strange and unexplainably impossible dreams I have and I think.... mmmmm better not 🙊
Still, it would be cool, though.
What would you take out of your dreams if you could? Would you be responsible like Adam Parrish and take out only what you absolutely need, or you would be a cheeky Ronan Lynch double and take out random crap just because?
DREAM || #ampersandmay17
Today was a perfect day that felt so wonderfully like summer. My dad, my brother, and I went out to eat and we sat outside and it was PERFECT. Not too hot, not too cold--absolute perfect, Goldilocks approved weather!! Days like these don't come by often, so I'm glad I got to spend some of that time outside, properly enjoying it! Hope you all had a lovely Sunday! It's getting late now and I have work tomorrow, so nighty night dear bookworms! ❤️
Terrifying Villain post #2 for the day! The Commandant from An Ember in the Ashes is just plain evil. Seriously, I'm so scared of her. But she's a brilliant character! #maasholemay
Bookmarks are by the ever talented @readandwonder_ ladies! Grab yours now with code LAUGH10 😊
Beddddtime! It's raining out and I love falling asleep to the sound ☔️
Oh and PS I loved the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie. ☠️
It's a bit late, but here's my post for day eleven of #bewitchedbookishwormmay : favourite retelling 💕😊 I love the Lunar Chronicles! I mean the plots stay kind of similar to the original fairy tales, Marissa Meyer just makes all the female characters so much more badass 😀
❝I'm not just a reader or a writer; I inhale written words like they're my oxygen. It's not a hobby. It's a passion. People intrigue me. Life intrigues me. I see a story behind every pair of eyes I meet, history in every voice. I'll see someone wearing a smile and wonder what put it there. Words allow me to immerse myself in a whole other world. I get to become a different person.❞ - This is a quote from the book Broken by Nicola Haken that I absolutely love and I wanted to share it with you. 🌻 I'm sure most book lovers and writers can relate to that! Happy Sunday! What are you #currentlyreading ?
High fantasyyy 💞💯
Quick post today since ACOWAR is taking all of my time (I don't even have time for Social Media or anything 😅)
Bookish QOTD: High fantasy or urban fantasy?
A: Both, as long as magic is present 💞
Have a great day 😄💕
"This was such a unique and original story-line; it was cute, charming, fabulous and refreshing. What a great way to start off my reading year! Throughout the 408 pages there wasn't a single dull moment which kept me soo engaged!
The plot was fast paced and the writing style flowed really well and was very light and easy to understand. Regarding character development i am a bit unsatisfied :/ if it had more it would have def been one of those character driven books (like the TRC series which omg my love!) but nevertheless it was great! The romance was nice and subtle not rushed whatsoever and soo cute! I soo loved that; there were moments i was soo endeared <3 and the theme of friendship was strong which i also love in stories!
I am really hoping we get to see more of that in the next books! The end was indeed satisfying not a huge cliffhanger but still leaves you wondering which is good! I went into this book thinking there was time travel involved but nope unfortunately.. I recommend this to everyone even the non fantasy readers coz the fantasy elements are very light and not overwhelming! Also - if you're in a reading slump this story will take you out of it ;)"
- John Papadopoulos (via Goodreads)
Photo by @readingstorms 📚
Hello lovelies! .
@bookishbalms just announced me as a rep and I'm super excited! I may or may not have a serious lip balm addiction (ok yes, I totally do). 😂 And of course I'm a hopeless book addict. So these adorable bookish balms are right up my alley and I can't wait to get to share pics of them with all of you! 😘
#readgushmay today is #bookcrown 👑 and we're gushing about our fave bookish royals. So of course there's Rhys + Feyre. But I also love America + Maxon (and Eadlyn). Who's your fave fictional royalty?
Today's other challenges:
#watermelanerdsmay - B --- books 😜
#dreambunnybookishmay - house pride --- HUFFLEPUFF 💛
#justmybookbloggerlifemay - pick a power for you --- I think I'd like super speed!
Wow! Can you believe we are early at the end of May?!! This year is sure flying by! Today's prompt is same universe. I first discovered Maria V Snyder when I read Poison Study and when finished that went straight in the read the Glass series and also Inside Out/Outside In. Have loved all her books. I was pleasantly surprised to find that The Storm Series and The Study series are both set in Ixia and also so have a cross over of some characters .
Day 29 - Same Universe
✨@MARK.THE.PAGE APRIL 'FOR THE DREAMERS' UNBOXING✨
💫 Moth brooch by @treefolkpress
💫 Wooden bookmark with quotes by @lillytales
💫 Karou and Akiva art print by @po_jainter
💫 Reading Journal by @litemporium
💫 ACOMAF tote bag by @inkandwonder.designs
💫 And the book of the month, STRANGE THE DREAMER by Laini Taylor. It will take you on a journey, following one young's dream into a long forgotten world to discover the secrets it contains. What happened in Weep?
What's your favorite item in the box? Have you read Strange the Dreamer?
This box is perfection! Every item is magical. The book choice is definitely the best as I'm so excited to read this strange yet beatiful novel. My favorite items would be the tote bag (perfection!) and wooden bookmark 😍💙 Thank you so much Donna. You are amazing!
Guys, June BLOOD FOR CROWNS and Special TOWER OF DAWN box are available to order. Just head over to @mark.the.page website and use my code: WISHIWAS5 for 5% off!
#girlonthecover tagged by @dreamless.eternity
#firstinaseries tagged by @notyouraveragemundane
Monday and I'm STILL sick KMS.
What are your favourite comfort food when sick? I love me some chicken noodle soup
It's been 5 days since I've picked up a book, and it will be 5 more until I can do it (next weekend) 😭.
Classes have kept me VERY busy, but I finish my LAST semester in one month! 🙌🏼 I gotta stay focused and motivated.
Have you read any of these books? 😅 I haven't read any, yet! But adding some of these to my summer tbr!
#whitebooks#epicreads#serialbibliophile #📚 #📖
A POSTCARD WOULD BE NICE is an @amazonkindle countdown deal until 6/4! If you haven't grabbed a copy yet, it's just $0.99 for the ebook, and under $7 for the paperback! "A courageous and daring look into the complicated issue of sexual assault and culpability. This smart novel asks difficult questions about who we are, what we believe, and how to carve out an identity in the face of grief. I was riveted from the first page." - Christa Desir, Author of Fault Line & Other Broken Things
To celebrate Road Trip Stories on Day 28 of the #BTAF17 Bookstagram Challenge, we’re frolicking across the country with The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by @themackenzilee! This story tells the unforgettable tale of two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe who stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way. Make the journey to meet Mackenzi at the Boston Teen Author Festival on September 23!
Today’s #grimdragon challenge is books with multiple authors, which made me realize I have quite a few options for this prompt! I went with Illuminae and Gemina because a) Have you read these books?? THEY’RE SO GOOD.; 2) I am still not over how well-done they are, visually speaking; and c) The title for the third novel, Obsidio, is out and the book is available for preorder! (I know the title release was in April, but I’ve had a lot of life changes happening, so I’m a bit scatterbrained these days.) Is everyone having good weekends? I haven't been reading as much as I normally do, but today I finished Sleeping Giants; read part of Always and Forever, Lara Jean at the gym; and binged Fireworks in one sitting! We're at a BBQ now and I'm looking forward to tonight's fire pit (and s'mores!) –Mags
PS: I totally thought I had killed this succulent but I moved it to a shadier location and it came back to life!
Having a relaxing Sunday reading at a coffee shop. I hope you all had a good weekend and read a lot!
I was tagged by the beautiful @my.bookish.love to do the #youknowyoureabookstagrammer tag! Sooo, you know you're a bookstagrammer when:
1. You can't relax until you've posted and replied to a few comments for the day.
2. You've spent your entire life savings and sacrificed your first born child for bookish candles, bookmarks, and prints.
3. Have twenty-five shelves full of books you'll probably die trying to read but at least you can take photos of them for Instagram.
4. You go to any location or store and immediately think, "Yeah, that's gonna be a gooooood prop or shot for the gram guys!"
'There's a cold dark corner
in the back of my room,
it speaks to me
and says I'm coming for you.
As I lie on my bed
in the fetal position,
my eyes are closed
hoping and wishing.
Maybe that one day
my dreams will come true,
that I don't have to be here
so down and blue.
The corner keeps talking
about how I'm going to die,
all I can do
is lie there and cry.
As the corner gets closer
and takes me in,
my soul starts to burn
as so does my skin.
My bones shall lie there
turning to dust,
my bed surrounding
nothing but rust.'
_ Blake Duffy
I'm a little doubtful about this picture because it's totally black and doesn't match my theme ☻
So since it's summer time and I pretty much only read contemporaries in the summer, I think I'm going to start with #annaandthefrenchkiss . I keep hearing that it's so good and I've had it for a year now and I think it's time to start this series. 😅👌
Do you like Anna and the French Kiss??? Or did you like another book in the series better???
P.S.- Do I have to read them in order???
A series I am slowly making my way through. I'll be starting Crown of Midnight today. So eager to see what I think of this series and then move on to ACOTAR
QOTD: What's a popular series you haven't read yet?
Having my power go out for no reason wasn't my favorite part of today. Because my library has no windows. So the library shelfie was not to be. So I snagged these and snapped a photo of my bedroom shelves!
And why did I pick these particular books? Because they all have my favorite type of villain - one that's not obvious. I LOVE a good story where we're not quite sure who the bad guy is supposed to be. Or maybe there isn't even so much a villain, so the author has to represent the conflict in a different way.
Villains -- #maasholemay
Spine -- #ampersandmay17#stopdropandshelfie -- #acciomaybooks
"What we think to be our greatest weakness can sometimes be our biggest strength."
Have we all recovered from our ACOWAR hangovers yet?
There were so many wonder quotes in this book. I had a hard time choosing which one to use in this post!
I chose this one because it's so inspiring. Much like the "Don't let the hard days win" quote from ACOMAF.
Sarah J. Maas really knows how to write insanely quotable books.
What was your favourite quote from ACOWAR?
What was your favourite quote from the entire series?