Glad to share this Our Author Urvashi Vats Book Change Begins With Ourselves is nominated this year as well for Reader's Choice Award 2019. #booklibrary,#bookobsessed,#bookstagram,#bookish,#bookshop,#booklovers,#bookworm,#bookreading,#bookshelves,#bookshelvesofinstagram,#bookclub This Book is now available to buy as well. https://qwertythoughts.com/book/change-begins-with-ourselves/5b4a10d222e6cba01466e6e4 Looking forward to your support & do vote for her Book. https://www.tckpublishing.com/2019-readers-choice-voting-page/
The Wife Between Us. This book pulled me in from the very beginning. It felt like a rollercoaster. The kind that you think is over but then it just keeps whipping you around. It was too good. The way the authors framed the main character to seem so awful, but yet you loved the other main character. It really made you understand domestic situations besides your own. You’ve got to pick this up! You don’t be able to put it down.
How do you write a review of such books? What words do i have to praise it but to say masterpiece, brilliant, out of this world? Do they justify in describing this epic? Do they tell how i felt reading this legendary tale that came out of the pen of a master story teller? How can I describe what i went through for last 18 days? When i would hold my breath out of fear or with expectation!! When my hair stand as the words crawl all over my body. The cries of Elendil weren’t merely heard in the battle field, but also in my house, where me, who although a very private reader, couldn’t help shouting out loud “Elendil” with the arrival of the King!! The slimy Gollum felt like creeping silently on my skin, and the Eye always watching my every move. My body felt the weariness of half starved, half dehydrated bodies, slogging miserably towards the End!! My heart sank with a despairing Gandalf, and rose with his every hope!! Huddled in my reading corner, in the middle of the night, being scared to death, failing miserably to hold my tremors, i reached the climax!! And then I closed the book!! For I didn’t know what to do afterwards!! For i wish i could go back and re-read all that as if I have never read it before. I always have a feeling of utter satisfaction and a sense of achievement whenever i finish a great book. But not with this one. Here i want more. Today I wish i could erase the memory and read it all over again. - - - #bookstagram#booksofinstagram#book#books#bookquotes#bookquote#bookworm#booklover#booknerd#booknerdigans#booklovers#bookclub#bookaholic#bookporn#read#reader#reading#readers#reads#currentlyreading#currentreads#bookshelf#bookselfie#fiction#bookobsessed#thelordoftherings#thehobbit#jrrtolkien
"The sun sets in the west (just about everyone knows that), but Sunset Towers faced east. Strange! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Sunset Towers faced east and h ad no towers. This glittery, glassy apartment house stood alone on the Lake Michigan shore five stories high. Five empty stories high. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Then one day (it happened to be the Fourth of July), a most uncommon-looking delivery boy rode around town slipping letters under the doors of the chosen tenants-to-be. The letters were signed Barney Northrup." * * * So begins The Westing Game. I don't read very many children's books or very many mysteries, but this one is such a great example of both. It's fun with quirky characters, rising stakes, fake identities, and plot twists. I remember thinking after I read it that it would be fun to try writing a puzzle-based mystery like this one - not sure my brain is quite good enough at coming up with clues and planting secrets throughout a story, but it would be fun to try. 😊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ QOTD: Do you like mysteries? What are some of your favorites? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #allthebooksjan19 - Genre you want to read more
#bookmail 📫 Thank you @unnamedpress for this #arc of The Body Myth by Rheea Mukherjee! 🙌🏽 I’m so looking forward to staring this. ✨ . . . Release date: 2.26.19 . Summary from @goodreads: Mira is a teacher living in the heart of Suryam, a modern bustling in city India, and the only place in the world the fickle Rasagura fruit grows. Mira lives alone, and with only the French existentialists as companions, until the day she witnesses a beautiful woman having a seizure in the park. Mira runs to help her but is cautious, for she could have sworn the woman looked around to see if anyone was watching right before the seizure began. . Mira is quickly drawn into the lives of this mysterious woman Sara, who suffers a myriad of unexplained illnesses, and her kind, intensely supportive husband Rahil, striking up intimate, volatile and fragile friendships with each of them that quickly become something more. A moving exploration of loss, Mukherjee delivers an intense and unexpected modern love story as Mira reconciles reality with desire. . . . #unnamedpress#thebodymyth#rheeamukherjee#freebook#bookmailisthebestmail#bookstagram#bookstagrammer#books#ilovebooks#readmorewomen#diversebooks#booklover#bookobsessed#booknerd#bibliophile
🕯The Cruel Prince Review🕯 . ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ . I was definitely surprised with how much I enjoyed this book. I have heard a lot of mixed reviews for this book and I was skeptical about what I was getting myself into. I’m glad I gave it a go! . I understand this book has problematic elements and as long as readers understand that, I think it’s okay to include these elements in a story. The main character definitely had Stockholm Syndrome and grew up on an environment that was unhealthy for a human child. This affected her decisions and how she viewed situations extremely, but I might be reading too much into things. I just hope no one believes the “boys bully girls because they like them” trope thing. It’s one of the things that kept this book from a five star read for me. I don’t know if it’s enough for a trigger warning, but I want to say there is bullying in this book. I saw it as petty sometimes, but there were a couple of scenes that I felt were extreme and could lead to discomfort. Please be aware of this if you’re sensitive to bullying or have bad experiences with it. You’re well being is more important than reading any story. . I thought every character was a good example of unlikeable characters to some degree. I really enjoyed this element because it created more interest for me into all of the characters and their individual motivations. I don’t think I liked anyone except for three characters. . I liked the plot even if the main character was unlikeable and everything was from her point of view. I guessed the big “twist”. I thought it was obvious, but I still like were the story ended. I felt the world building was a bit lacking, but I feel like it’ll be expanded in the next book. I’m definitely going to pick up the second book as soon as I can! . #bookreview#thecruelprince#hollyblack
Lost Roses is book 5 for 2019. 3.5 stars I really enjoyed this book and was excited to spend more time with the family and women from Lilac Girls. The book is incredibly researched with so many characters that at first was a bit over whelming for me. Once I really got into the story, each character fell seamlessly into place and you get sucked into the story. The pace of the book moves pretty quickly and I found myself excited to see what was coming next. Well written! The prologue and authors note provide so much to the book as well. #bookstagram#books#read#bookworm#goodreadschallenge2019#lostroses#historicalfiction#netgalley#bookobsessed
“What if, instead, the goal were happiness? Not at an individual level, with more yoga or self-care or Pinterest perfect hobbies, but a political one: What would the world look like if our laws and policies prioritized [women] feeling good?” • Y’all know I pulled my pocket constitution and my Declaration of Independence out for this one!!! Remember when this country was built and American citizens were given the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Mmmm, well that was actually only afforded to white male property owners so Jill Filipovic set out to write a book surrounding the idea of how politicizing and prioritizing women’s happiness could benefit the entire country. In relation to repo rights, equal pay, relinquishing power instability in marriage, changes in welfare spending, policies relating to child care, sexual education in schools and more, Jill outlines a blueprint for how policy, laws, and societal expectations can deliver on the promise of the pursuit of happiness. • I greatly enjoyed this book. There were many areas where I was knowledgeable on the content due to other feminist works I’ve read and it felt like a refresher, but I also learned a lot - especially in the chapters of Wife: The Feminist Transformation of Marital Happiness and The Edible Woman: Food, Fat, and Feminism. My favorite chapter was on Playing In The Dark: Sex, Pleasure, and Pain that touched on sexual trauma, objectification, how to have better sex, the virginity construct and purity culture, the lackluster sex education in schools, “surprise” anal (yes that’s a real thing), and sexual desires constantly being filtered through the male lens, experiences, and norms. • I would highly recommend this book to people starting on their journey of feminist advancement. While it is intersectional in its research, there are many books that delve deeper into intersectionality that would be better suited for people who have been reading feminist works
I thought this book was a total snooze fest and loved the movie so much more! Are there any movies you have loved more than the books? The characters were so shallow and seemed too stupid to be true in the book. The movie on the other hand was lots of fun and Blake Lively did such a great job as Emily. ⭐️⭐️2/5
My 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 for 𝒜𝓃𝒾𝓂𝑒 continues to 𝑔𝓇𝑜𝓌. What we have here is the end of my 𝐸𝓍𝒸𝒾𝓉𝑒𝓂𝑒𝓃𝓉. After finding all of Manga’s to the 𝒯𝒱 𝒮𝑒𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓈 I’m currently watching or all caught up too. . . 1. 𝔸𝕥𝕥𝕒𝕔𝕜 𝕠𝕟 𝕋𝕚𝕥𝕒𝕟 2. 𝔸𝕟𝕔𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕥 𝕄𝕒𝕘𝕦𝕤 𝔹𝕣𝕚𝕕𝕖 3. 𝕗𝕦𝕝𝕝 𝕞𝕖𝕥𝕒𝕝 𝕒𝕝𝕔𝕙𝕖𝕞𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕤 4. 𝕛𝕦𝕟𝕚 𝕥𝕒𝕚𝕤𝕖𝕟 𝕫𝕠𝕕𝕚𝕒𝕔 𝕨𝕒𝕣. . . Any other suggestions??
I needed a little 𝒮𝓊𝓃𝓈𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑒, to combat the 𝑒𝑒𝓇𝒾𝑒 𝓋𝒾𝒷𝑒𝓈, The Haunting of Hill House we’re casting my way . As I began reading this book. I realized I watched a movie called “The Haunting” when I was younger and I could not get the actress “Lily Taylor” out of my head as Eleanor. Such a good fit for the character. . . . . Has any one else seen this movie?