I was so excited to work with @penguinrandomhouse on this cover for Sheila O’Connor’s ‘Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth’, available in April 2018! I also really enjoyed reading the manuscript as part of my job. It’s a sweet middle grade historical fiction set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. My 32-year-old-self loved it just as much as any 11 year old 👍
I've owned this book for awhile and could never get into it. I still am finding some of the elements cliche (Love triangle, teen girl center of national war, etc) but it's not as horrible as I remember. Probably won't read the rest of the series unless the end wows me. #bookstagram#booksofinstagram#nook#book#yanovels#fantasy
Yesterday @redsmercantile - We had so much fun at the Book Fair talking with book lovers and eating @bombtacoscf 🌮📚 Thanks for hanging out with us! If you didn’t get a chance to stop by, our books are all online at dottersbooks.com. Use code LOCALPICKUP in Eau Claire and we’ll deliver your books, just like pizza.
I really liked Illuminae. If you heard of anything about this book than you probably know that the format of the book is done in a multi media like fashion. All of the pages look like files and transcripts from various things, and I love it. I absolutely love books that are in this format. To me it’s more interesting to read. The story is as interesting as the format it’s in. It’s best not to know anything about it but there are a lot of things going on. I ended up liking the characters more than I thought I would. To be honest, characters in YA novels usually annoy and or bored, but these characters didn’t. Probably because most of them are snarky and have a sense of humor similar to mine. #yanovels#yabooks#bookstagram#illuminae#bookreview#book#novel
I've got a busy week ahead of me, but I am going to try to make time for reading anyways. I am working on finishing Turtles All The Way Down this morning, so I should have a review soon. 📖☕️
What are y'all reading this week?
#chaoswalking - Just read the article in @voguemagazine with the #daisyridley interview and holy moly do these two have a ton of similarities. I could’ve made this list way WAY longer. Super stoked to finish all the @chaoswalking books. Almost done with the first one now. .
Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.” [October 22nd: Character I’d Cosplay As] —
I’d love to cosplay as any female character of the Throne of Glass series. They all have such amazing individual styles.
“Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.” Um dos livros mais impactantes que já li. Quero que ESTOURE de popularidade no mundo inteiro pra que cada vez mais pessoas tenham a chance de abrir os olhos com os ensinamentos que ele traz. 🙅🏿#thehateugive#angiethomas#oodioquevocesemeia#bookstagram#yanovels
Greetings! One of my face books, Sirena, by Donna Jo Napoli. Chocolates made by yours truly😋
I was tagged by @the_reading_foodie to do the #5piecesofselflove . Here are the top 5 things I love about myself.
1.My zero tolerance for bullshit. People LOVE wasting my damn time. Do something stupid and see if I don't check you.
2.My loyalty to those I care about. (Definitely gotta be earned) if you have to question whether you fall into this category, then it's highly likely that I don't care about you. For the people that I have in my small circle, I will always have your back. On the other hand, you take a step too far in the wrong direction and best believe I will cut you off.
3.My independence. I've learned that the best way to get things done is to do it yourself, especially if you want it done the right way. Sometimes I'm seen as a loner, but that's because I've grown up, whereas most people in my age group have not. Not only that but if you wait for people to catch up to you where you are, you're most likely never going to go anywhere, so I do a lot of things and go to most places by myself and have one hell of a time.
4.My sarcastic sense of humor. I meet a lot of people when I go out by myself and one thing that people appreciate is a good sense of humor. When I'm comfortable around you I'm letting loose.
5.My Past. As much as I wish I could go back and change things, the fact of the matter is I wouldn't be who I am today without my experiences (good and bad). All those failed relationships, dead end jobs, struggling situations, etc... all ended in building character. It's the perseverance through the messy situations that give me structure and an everlasting mindset of failure never being an option and never wasting time on people who don't think I'm important enough to be respected.
hi, i’m back! juli took a lot of pictures and i wanted her to finish posting them before posting some myself. i read rebel mechanics around a year ago and got rebel magisters yesterday. why? oh, i just couldn’t remember the name of the book. every single time i went to a book store i looked for it but could never find it because, somehow, as soon as my feet stepped on the floor of a bookstore my mind completely blanked out. in the end i had to order it online. i’m still missing rebels rising which would be the third book, lets hope i can remember it this time.
book/series/ author you can never remember? —i’m sorry shanna but somehow i can’t remember the name of your books or yours as a matter of fact. who knew ‘rebel mechanics’ would be so hard to remember.
Happy Saturday! Hope you've all had a great day. I found some really good bargain books today including two by Virginia Woolf which will hopefully be really interesting!! 🍁 I haven't read anything by her before so I'm quite excited to try them ☺️
Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
"After all this time?"
"Always," said Snape.
~HP and the Deathly Hallows
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Fellow YA readers, I have an announcement. I ordered my first book subscription box just last week. Before settling on one, I dug through website after blog list after website, looking for a box that fit my price range and fancy. I finally settled on @uppercasebox because they are inexpensive and high-quality 💕 I can't vouch too far for them yet because I won't receive my box until next month, BUT from their reviews and posts of previous boxes, I'm hyped. 🍁
Uppercase is currently running a giveaway for their next three boxes, and you won't want to miss it! Follow the link in my bio and sign up before it ends!
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake - 5/ 5 ⭐️'s
I think this is the first time since I finished high school that I have sat down and finished a book in less than 24 hours. With the little time I have in my schedule year round from college and all my extra curriculars during the school year and camp in the summer, I've never really been able to. But man did I miss it. And with such a good book too. I'll admit I only bought the book cause of how pretty the cover was, but it turned out to be amazing. I think what truly made it stand out for me was the fact that it was based on a truely matriarchal society. That's not something that I've seen in any other book. But it's to such an extreme extent- they worship "the Goddess." Two sentences stuck out to me, too. One where Jospeh says on page 132 (At least that's where it is in my hardcover copy) "Its so different out there, Jules. Out there, Men don't tremble when women speak." And on page 146 (") "Natalia smiles behind her brandy. He does remind her so much of herself. One day, he might even rise to become head of the family, if no suitable daughter comes of age." Those two sentences are what made me think "oh shit these women no shit RULE. Like THEY are IN. CHARGE." It's such a different perspective than I was expecting and was executed with such persistence, dedication and perfection. It reminds me a bit of a matriarchal version of Game of Thrones (aside from all the borderline midevil porn) 😂 It does not sexualize the power of the female, as much as it switches it with what we perceive to be the stereotypical power of the male sex, but it still adds that slight element of erotic spirit that accompanies every fierce and powerful woman.
But my point is is that it was amazing and I highly recommend it. Hats off to @kendareblake for this well written piece of literature. I have the sequel waiting for me on my bookshelf and I can't wait to dive in to your second installment 👑🌹🔥🐍
Looking for a spooky read for your tweens and teens this month? The girls and I just finished House of Dark Shadows, which is the first book in a series. The story contains time-travel, suspense, and supernatural elements. Definitely a page-turner. On the sensitivity scale: no cussing or sensuality, but there's some violence, gore, and plenty of blood. My girls were captivated enough to ask me to get book two. #familyreading#yanovels#yafiction