Which author do own the most books for but have never read any of their work? For me that's Laini Taylor!
I've got a few trilogies or a couple of books from some other authors but 4 books means Taylor just wins it.
Definitely need to read some of these soon but have a long shortlist TBR! Maybe next year? 🤔
Le dernier livre de mon auteur favori (Laini Taylor si vous n'aviez pas deviné) est sorti il y a une semaine et il n'est toujours pas entre mes mains. Mais que se passe-t-il donc ?? Je n'en reviens pas moi même 😱 j'ai décidé, début septembre, de mettre des sous de côté pendant quelques mois pour investir dans un bel ordinateur afin de pouvoir faire tourner mes logiciels photos et vidéos correctement mais à peine trois semaines plus tard je commence déjà à douter de cette entreprise 😂😂 Bon, acheter un livre, ce n'est pas la fin du monde, non ? Et puis un deuxième, parce qu'il ne faut pas faire de jaloux. Et puis un troisième, parce que jamais deux sans trois. Et puis une nouvelle bibli, parce qu'il n'y a déjà plus de place dans la mienne.. Et puis....
😭😭 vous voyez mon problème ? 😭😭
Vous vous donnez généralement un budget livre par mois ? Ou bien c'est en fonction de vos envies du moment ? C'est que c'est pas facile tous les mois d'aimer les livres 😢
Au final, je n'ai toujours pas commandé "Night of Cake and Puppets", mais je me console en me rappelant qu'il y a encore un livre de laini Taylor dans ma bibliothèque que je n'ai pas encore lu. Il s'agit d'un recueil de nouvelles jeunesses, toujours dans l'univers du merveilleux, Lips touch. Les résumés m'ont autant captivé que le reste de ses oeuvres et je pense que je vais patienter un peu plus pour faire durer le plaisir.... Parce que je sais qu'à peine fini je sauterai sur son dernier 😇
Quel est l'auteur que vous suivez à la trace au point de vous jeter sur ses livres des leur sortie ? ❤
#grimdragon#grimdragonjuly An author that's seen you through so much of your life. . #thenandnow
I may have told this story before. But each time I tell it a little differently. I was in a bad bad place a place I didn't think I couldn't escape from. The only escape route I knew was kinda... the grand finale.
Didn't want to take that route if I didn't have to.
I felt weak though like I could fight the forces surrounding me & ruining my life. .
So I walked to the book store down the road. It was a wet green day, I was living thousands of kilometres & many states away from where I am now. Humidity thick like soup, legs sticking together with a slug like schloooop feeling of chaffing thighs. .
It had been so long since I could afford a book. Then I found it. Recommended by Patrick Rothfuss he said "I wish I wrote this book." I was unfamiliar with fantasy at the time (I didn't even think THE book sounded like my thing) but I felt I could trust Rothfuss because I enjoyed his work so much. .
The book was Daught of Smoke & Bone, the author Laini Taylor. That day my life changed. I escaped. .
I've been reading Laini's creations for 6 years. A lot has happened in 6 years. I escaped an abusive relationship. I realised I was non binary. I stopped binge drinking. I finished uni. I moved to Victoria. I wrote a book (it's not like it's published but hey I wrote it) & I began getting help with my mental hygiene. Laini Taylor's books have come for the ride & helped me find beauty in language, myths & faerie tales, as well as love myself & the diverse & fragile condition of being alive.
All my Laini Taylor books, except one (which is boxed away with most of my paperbacks) signed 🙌
My first multi picture because I'm not a fan of the square size limit. But if you swipe above you'll see my polaroid coming in handy. I'm so happy her smile came through 😄
Laini is one of the friendliest authors I've met. Actually taking time to answer your questions as if you're good friends: with ease and truth and jokes. ☆☆☆ALSO COOL NOTICE: ☆☆☆ I'LL BE HOSTING MY 1k GIVEAWAY VERY SOON AND I HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL IN STORE!
So keep an eye out for that 😊
Taking a break from handmaid's tale for a little so I can finish this in time for the signing in a few weeks. I've been a slow reader as of late and I want to finish everything bar her new book so I can feel like I know her work well :) #bookstagram#books#lainitaylor#lipstouch
its so close to christmas! if i had to recommend a pretty brilliant christmas read then i would probably say lips touch or any of laini taylor's novellas ☺ i think only one of them is specifically christmas-themed but all of them are winter-y and i love them 😍 (if you haven't read her trilogy, a daughter of smoke and bone, then you really should, its phenomenal).
have you read any of laini taylor's books?
- ella @fictionandfae
"Inside the little parcel, on the brown paper, was scrawled one word. Believe.
James's soul trembled, just a little."
Lips Touch is a collection of three short stories, and as such, is rather difficult to judge. Despite being written by the same author, and regardless of the over-encompassing themes connecting them, the stories remain distinct and different.
The first story - Goblin Fruit - was inspired by Christina Rossetti's poem Goblin Market, a rather shocking poem (supposedly for children of all things) written in the second half of the 19th century. You don't need to be familiar with it in order to read the story, but the imagery and parallels are so much clearer when you are. You'd also understand why the entire collection is so drawn to the image of lips. I'd liken this story to the style found in The Accident Season, The Raven Boys, or Wink Poppy Midnight.
The second story - Spicy Little Curses Such as These - stems from the setting of the British Raj and a different culture's concept of Hell. This particular story read like a fairytale and I'd liken it to a combination of the styles of Brothers Grimm and Diana Wynne Jones, a dark heavy story albeit with a light at the end of the tunnel.
Finally, the third story - Hatchling - was, if I understand it correctly, influenced by the ancient Persian religion of Zoroastrianism. This story, also being the longest one in the collection, is where Laini's talent shines through the most. This is the good ol' Laini we know from her Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, as she spins myths and gives birth to monsters so creatively we think them true and real.
I would certainly recommend this if you're an established fan of Laini Taylor. If not, the last story is definitely a testament to her work and style in her other series and it would give you an idea about how vast her imagination is.
Lips Touch - 4juicecovered☆
"It was fall, after the harvest and before the first freeze - this was the time when the veil between the worlds was draggled and thin, and voices murmured through its sodden membrane from the other side. It was always in the fall that Kizzy felt the ghosts lingering about, skittish as stray cats and drawn by the same thing: the whiff of food."🍂🍁☄🎃🌅🔥🌰🍺