Alright, Ive taken enough time off of reading, now to get back into it! Book #24 . Ready Player One.
Im absolutely loving this book. Dystopia is definitely becoming an interesting genre for me. I cant wait to see this books movie next year!
Hey everyone! I have a book club where we all vote on the book to read each month, and also participate in different readthons/activities throughout the year! If you want to join, click the link in my bio!
During this past year I have to admit I’ve become a bit obsessed with all things Booker. As I’ve been following along in the press and online, and reading about the history of the illustrious Prize, I’ve discovered that next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the Man Booker Prize (or Booker Prize, as it was originally known).
No doubt @manbookerprize will be conducting a review of the 49 (soon to be 50) Booker winners in order to determine the “Best of the Bookers”, an exercise that has been conducted twice before … in 1993 in celebration of the Booker’s 25th anniversary and again in 2008 to commemorate its 40th year. On both of those occasions Salman Rushdie’s 1981 Booker Prize winning novel Midnight’s Children took home the special prize. I wonder who it will be this time?
Now that the 2017 Prize has been awarded I am going to start my own year of reading all of the (Man) Booker Prize winners. I will keep you posted. Anyone want to join me?
Maybe it was silly to start something new literally moments before heading to he hospital to have my girl. Or maybe that's just life. At the beginning of October I launched my first giveaway (shout out to my two participants! 🙌🏻 coin flip happening soon for the winner!) and started a #monthlychallenge . ✨
Why because I love gifting and I love to #selfimprove . 💕This month is all about reading. 📚Books are a part of my identity. They help me engage with the world even from the wooded corners of New Hampshire. For anyone who wants to join (and I hope you do!) this challenge is all about expanding our experiences through writing. My goal is to read or post something new each week from the worksheet prompts. 📖 So will you join me??
🚀Download the worksheet. Read. Snap a photo. Tag @laurenhansonphoto and #beexpansivereadingchallenge . And tell us why you chose that title.
42/52 - “The Dogs of Riga,” by Henning Mankell
Mankell doesn’t disappoint with the second book in his Scandinavian noir series featuring Detective Kurt Wallander
In this novel, Wallander is thrown into a case involving drug smuggling that leads him into dangerous, foreign lands. Can he solve the crime while navigating the corruption of the Latvian police force?
This was written in such a way that it kept my attention. If you're not a fan of non-linear books, it probably won't be for you.
Currently trying to figure out if I'm going to do the #50BookChallenge next year. The books as I get older are thicker, yet I haven't learned how to read faster ☹
#CurrentlyListening : Book #127 of 2017
#Book : Possession
#Author : A.M. Johnson
#Series : Avenues Ink #1#Narrators : Tracy Marks, Aaron Shedlock
#ReleaseDate : February 14th, 2017 (book) / October 4th, 2017 (audio)
Paige Simon was the only girl Declan ever loved. The only one capable of silencing his voices, the only person to ever have faith in who he was, until the day her faith turned to doubt and destroyed everything they’d made together.
Declan O ’Connell was the only person Paige could be herself with. The only one she could rely on, until the day she was forced to make a choice that would condemn them both.
They’ve had years apart, and second chances don’t belong to the damned. But when you come face to face with your savior, it’s almost impossible to walk away. In order to move beyond the sins of their past, and forever silence the demons in his head, they’ll have to risk it all.
But with love, there are real reasons to be afraid and, sometimes… your salvation is your damnation.
Not a Cliff Hanger
#amreading#egoistheenemy by #ryanholiday
At the end of my first semester of my final year last December I read a book called '52 Cups of Coffee', by Megan Gebhart.
As a student, she was facing graduation and the uncertainty of what she was to be faced with next in her life. Drawn into this book, I read it eagerly, keen to learn from her inquisitive, undaunted conversations with a fresh face from all walks of life. Each chat, weekly, over a cup of coffee, discussing experiences, and the trials and tribulations they had encountered. For me, I couldn't have read it at a more perfect time; with my graduation around the corner, and being challenged with life's cliff edge, being between university and the working world.
Similarly 'Ego Is The Enemy' is changing my perceptions of how to pursue my life goals in a less egotistical way. I'll admit, during my time at university I was sometimes clouded by competitive thoughts that deterred me from my work, when I should have ignored others successes or projects, focussing solely on my own. Though this isn't necessarily a problem, as healthy competition can fuel our best results; to my advantage in my own work I would strive to test written & filmmaking practices my peers weren't trying or had even thought of. I did find it necessary to fight for my positions, which I'd repeat without a doubt. But from reading Ryan's words, I feel I could have improved more if I'd taken a route to success without the power hungry feeling I craved deep down. My professionalism often hid my craving, so it rarely surfaced, but from his very words, I am thankful to now have a better understanding of how to see, achieve and handle my goals, and possible future successes.
I'm halfway through, looking forward to finishing it, and reading more of @ryanholiday's work.
Aaand they're off! 😁
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📖: Admirável Mundo Novo - Aldous Huxley
Ontem me deu a louca e decidi fazer o The Rory Gilmore Challenge. Isso pq eu amo ler, mas há muito tempo que ando procrastinando minhas leituras. To cheia de livros em casa e nada de ler. Então, como eu assisti e reassisto, às vezes, a série Gilmore Girls (assistam, sério, eu aaamo e recomendo), resolvi fazer o desafio de ler todos (ou pelo menos tentar) os livros que a Rory lê durante as sete temporadas da série. Ao todo são 340 livros, e como eu tenho alguns da lista na minha casa, pensei "pq não? é uma boa forma de começar". Claro que não vou ler tudo de uma vez, em pouco tempo e tal. Me dei o prazo de dois anos pra concluir a lista (e se eu não conseguir tá tudo bem também!). Resolvi começar por esse do Aldous Huxley, e ao final de cada leitura vou fazer uma postagem aqui falando o que achei, o que me marcou, etc! É isso 😊. Boa sorte pra mim nessa jornada literária haha
There's a new 10 book round up on the blog (link in bio) if you enjoy me ranking things I've read.
I also realised I've read three more books than I thought this year so I'm getting more and more tempted to aim for 100 in the year instead of 80 but we'll see...
Saaalve e buon martedì ☀
Ringrazio @inkworld_blog per avermi invitata a partecipare al #asidefrombooks tag!
~ Cibo preferito: pizzaaaa 🍕
~ Colore preferito: blu e tutte le sue tonalità
~ Accessorio preferito: orecchini
~ Serie TV preferita: LOST (❤) e Sherlock
~ Casa dei tuoi sogni: baita in montagna
~ Ultimo film guardato al cinema: credo LaLaLand
Taggo qualche profilo, ma chiunque può partecipare! Buona giornata 📚
You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving—and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad—or good—it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.
~ Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
Robokıyamet || #kitapyorumu
Selam dostlar, nasılsınız bakalım? 2 haftadır doğru düzgün kitap okuyamayan ben, bu yılın 100. kitabıyla geldim. 100 kitap hedefimi tamamlayamam diye düşünüyordum ama aferin bana, yaptım oldu 😂
Robokıyameti bir kaç yıl önce almıştım. Malum bilimkurgu severim ben. Eski terminatörcülerden olduğum için kitap ilgimi çekmişti 😁
Kitap, serisinin ilk kitabı. Seri de 2 kitaptan oluşuyor. 2.kitap #Robogenesis fakat Türkçesi henüz çıkmadı.
Adından da anlayacağınız üzre robot isyanını konu almış. Şöyle bir güzel düşününce, böyle bir olay yaşanma olasılığı hiçte uzak değil bize. Ve yaşanma ihtimali bile ürkütücü.
Ama gelgelelim kitap açık ara sıkıcıydı benim için. Sevgili @kristalkitap bana okumamda destek oldu. Epeydir kitap okuyamıyorum diye dert yanıyordum, imdadıma yetişti sağolsun, birlikte okuyalım dedi. ❤ Yalnız dikkat! Elinize kitap alamadığınız döneme sakın ha denk getirmeyin bu kitabı. Ben zaten okuyamıyordum. Bu kitapla hepten durdum. Sevgili Kristal olmasaydı bitirmem çok uzun sürerdi kesin.
Bu kitabın konusu da kurgusu da film uyarlaması (@kristalkitap a göre dizi uyarlaması) için çok ideal. Ama kitabın çoğu bölümü aksiyon yoksunu olduğundan sonraki sayfayı merak edemedim. Zorlanarak okudum.
Her yıl 100.kitabım müthiş bir kitap olsun istiyorum ama olmuyor ya, neden ki? 😂😂😂 #Robokıyamet#Robopocalypse by #DanielHWilson 🌟🌟 Teşekkürler @pegasusyayinlari 😊
"As a younger man, I used to feel the same way about my sister. Every year that passed, it seemed a little more of her had slipped away; and I began to fear that one day I would come to forget her altogether. But the truth is: No matter how much time passes, those we have loved never slip away from us entirely." 💜 #agentlemaninmoscow#amortowles#bookstagram#readingchallenge#books#bookchallenge
Day 17 Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.
Proverbs 13:4 NLT
Your financial freedom journey will require hard work. The plans you make will prosper with hard work and the help of the Lord. Celebrate milestones of your accomplishments along the way. #bettisfinancial#harvest#readingchallenge#Godsword#livebetterfinancially
This book is something I didn't expect, it's a book I heard about online, and Bukowski is a writer so reputed that he has always been on my TBR.
It's a shock, his idea of women, well, to be precise he has nothing much to say, except the one line where he says - "Women were meant to suffer; no wonder they asked for constant declarations of love." If you wonder if that's good? Please, no.
Now if I were asked if reading such a book conflicts with my feminism, then I'd say reading it opens up a more casual approach to what reality is, you drop your jaw at certain moments of absolute disregard, then you surpass the rage and panic and keep reading. He is a cynic, the protagonist - Henry Chinaski, and isn't in anyway close to being agreeable.
What I did enjoy was the portrayal of life with it's monotony and surprise adventures, stories and experiences of great detail and a lot of things to observe - a journey. "In the morning it was morning and I was still alive. Maybe I'll write a novel, I thought. And then I did."
#book2 (of 10)