Recursion by Blake Crouch . . Well, folks, Blake Crouch has done it again 😱🤯 I absolutely devoured Dark Matter, so this was one of my tip top most anticipated books of 2019, and it did not disappoint. The story is too deliciously convoluted for me to do it justice by trying to explain it, but basically, it tackles the enormous question of what would happen if you had the ability to go back in time and relive and change your memories 💭 As a *highly nostalgic person* (any other Enneagram 4s out there? 🙋🏼♀️), the whole concept was particularly fascinating to me, and I thoroughly enjoyed this impossibly wild ride. This is a quick, compulsive page-turner that kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. With fewer than 50 pages left, I still had NO IDEA how in the world he could possibly wrap it all up 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 If you liked the movie Inception, RUN to pick this one up! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ . . #botmsummerslam number 4 ✔️ . . . #recursion#darkmatter#blakecrouch#botm#bookofthemonth#summerreading#readingchallenge#bookstagram#idratherbereading#bookish#booklover#bookworm#sciencefiction#bookreview
52//5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ••••••• In my mind, @authorbeatriz can do no wrong! The Golden Hour is no different I’m happy to report and as soon as I saw it as a @bookofthemonth choice, I ordered it immediately. Set in Nassau during WW2, the book follows two women 40ish years apart, LuLu and Elfriede. At first I was confused how Elfriede fit in and preferred LuLu’s storyline but then things got interesting! LuLu is in the Bahamas working as a magazine reporter looking for the next big scoop on the Duke and Duchess of Windsor (the former is the current governor) when things go awry, as they always do! Williams had me hooked from page one and I was so sad to see the story end! Highly recommend as this would make a phenomenal beach read! ••••••• Things I loved: 📚The rotating POV. Each chapter follows the two main characters, Elfriede and LuLu. 📚The setting. Loved the change of pace by setting this WW2 drama in the beautiful Bahamas. Made it an even more enticing summer read. 📚The ending. I’ve read enough of Beatriz Williams’ books to know well enough that nothing is as it seems, so get ready for great surprises to round out this novel! ••••••• Highly recommend if you’re: ☝🏼 A fan of rotating POV storytelling ✌🏼 A fan of the WW2 historical fiction genre 3️⃣ BONUS POINTS if you’re a fan of the royals and knew zilch about the Duke/Duchess of Windsor and found yourself so enthralled that you spent hours prior to reading this book reading up on them. ••••••• 💌 YOUR TURN: Does this sound like a book you’d enjoy? Have you read it already? Is it on your TBR list? Let me know your thoughts and opinions below! 😘
Our book of the month for June is How to Find Home, an interesting fictional story that follows Mollie and friends on an adventure to find home. Read along with us and check out our review this Wednesday! #aglreaderscorner#bookclub#bookofthemonth
Almost done with this beautiful story. Has anyone seen the film? Thank you @donna_80 for the share! Posted @withrepost • @donna_80 You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world... but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. (John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
Happy Tuesday! So I FINALLY decided to join Book of the Month, and this little blue box (book lover version 😏) showed up in the mail a few days ago 😍 Any guesses which book I chose? (Hint: it’s one from April-June options!)
Book 22 // ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ // Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand I have to start off by saying that this is the first book I have ever read by Elin Hilderbrand and I am kicking myself for not picking any of them up sooner! I loved this story, and the way it wove together one family (the Nichols-Foley-Levins) and the events happening throughout the country, and even the world in the summer of 1969. The events affected this family in multiple ways, some good and some not so good, but everything was woven together fantastically. If historical fiction is one of your go-to genres (like it is for me!) I think you will love this book. @bookofthemonth @elinhilderbrand #bookofthemonth#booknerd#bibliophile#booklover#bookworm#instabooks#booksofinstagram#booksofsummer#ilovetoread#booksofinsta
Just grabbing a snack on the porch with the guys. Its a really nice day to be outside. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ P.S. Last night I had a dream that @justintimberlake went on tour again. The opening show was in Chicago. As soon as the show was about too start, I looked at the girl next to me and I said, "This was a trick. I bet this is going to be @nsync." Then it WAS and I screamed like I was dieing, took no pictures because I was in the zone and then bought $800 in merch. #nsync#funkopop#justintimberlake#chriskirkpatrick#jcchasez#lancebass#joeyfatone#bookofthemonth
A twisted secret, a heinous crime, a town torn apart. A clash between Cherokee Indians and their former African slaves comes to a head in the tribal town of Feather Falls. On the same day Sput Louie McClendon is evicted by reviled town tycoon Goliah Lynch, her husband mysteriously vanishes. Has he fallen prey to bushwhackers or is Lynch behind his disappearance? Alone and desperate, Sput Louie turns to town elder Two Bird for help, but given the racial tensions in the town, are his intentions pure? As Sput’s frantic search for her husband intensifies, she stumbles onto a dark twisted family secret—one that could not only have devastating implications for her, but for the entire town of Feather Falls. #historicalfiction#histfic#cherokeefreedmen#goodreadsauthor#aambc#bookofthemonth#goodread
“It is a shame what is happening in this country. And it is a shame that the Church has been so quiet. That all of us have been so quiet. That the world has been so quiet.” – Randy Ribay, Patron Saints of Nothing 📚 Happy Tuesday, my friends! 📚 My June @yasofthemonth arrived and I wanted to show off my selection, Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay. Patron Saints of Nothing deals with the Philippines of President Duterte, Dueterte’s war on drugs, grief and family. I will post the full book description in the first comment below so you can read more about this impactful and important book. 📚 The other four June selections for @yasofthemonth were: 📚 ▪️The Rest of the Story by @sdessen ▪️Storm and Fury by @jennifer_l_armentrout ▪️These Witches Don’t Burn by @isa_sterling ▪️This Time Will Be Different by @misallaneous1 📚 If you didn’t know, @bookofthemonth extended its offerings to YA during the Spring and I have partnered with them on the program. You can follow the link in my bio anytime to sign up! 📚 Book Of The Month is a monthly book subscription service where a book of our choice is delivered to you. You can skip a month of none of the selections are for you or you can choose multiple books. It’s easy and free of all the swag that many other subscription books offer. 📚 July selections will be up next week. I have seen them and chose one, but honestly would have chosen them all if it had been an option available to me. You can sign up to receive the email announcement through the link in my bio! 📚 QOTD: What do YOU look for in a book subscription service? 📚 #patronsaintsofnothing#randyribay#yabookstagram#bookofthemonth#yasofthemonth#bookstagram#booksbooksbooks#allthebooks#bookphotography#booktography#partner#readersofinstagram#reading#ya#booksaremagic#bookaesthetic#bookdragon#instaread#bookobsessed#weneeddiversebooks#booksbooksbooks#allthebooks#coverlove#coverlove#yalovin
Candies🍭🍬and THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the book release blitz for Love at First Sound by @amaka.azie 🍭🍬 . . Shout out to: @EmpiBaryeh @NanaPrahAuthor @SharonCCooper @fle_d @ErhuKome @LoveAfricaBookClub @honmagpr
Book no. 28. Beyond The Point by Claire Gibson. ⭐⭐⭐/5 This book start out strong and got more and more boring as it went. It's close to 500 pages but the type is pretty big so it doesn't feel like a "big book". This book tells the story of three female cadets at West Point. Hannah, Avery, and Dani all play on the basketball team and become close friends. The first third of the book talks about their time at West Point and this was the most interesting part of the book. 9/11 happens at the beginning of their second year and changes everything, suddenly they have to go to war instead of a more comfortable military assignment. After graduation is where I started to lose interest. It also became more heavy on religion and that's not really my thing. I would have liked this better if it only took place at West Point. Hearing the female perspective of a place that is like 90% male was interesting.
Remember when I loved Greek mythology so much that I took three years of Latin in High school, & now that I’m in college I have to take a whole other language if I want a degree; I chose Spanish & it’s going HORRIBLY WRONG & GETTING INCREASINGLY WORSE AS THE SEMESTER GOES ON!! #highschoolwassomuchsimpler#hola#abitoflightreading
Are you ready for your close up? Film historians claim “The power of film is an actor’s face.” Studies find actors perform more naturally in close-up because they are better able to “inhabit a character for hours at a time.”
"I dare to hope that people will...become aware of the pitfalls of their own desires, of the seduction of their comforts...and will instead seek out the discomforts that will force them to grow" -Mark Manson 🌻 ● • ● • ● Grab your favorite herbal blend because I’m about to spill the tea on @markmansonnet latest book release, “Everything is F*cked". Mark Manson, author of New York times Best Seller: The subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck; ya know the trendy orange & black book you see all over instagram when people go on vacation and pretend to a read a book for the first time all year. THAT GUY! Now get ready to see a trendy teal and black book all over insta because this guy is ready to fill you in on the uncomfortable truth as to why everything in the modern world is f*cked! ● • ● • ● If you've read this book already share with me your favorite chapter or quote from Everything is f*cked in the comments below! Have a wonderful week instababes!💛
The main premise of Faces Tell All is that our faces "give us away" - our identities, our physical and psychological fitness, our attitudes and intentions - and this revelatory power can now be enhanced through computer-based scanning cameras to predict, for individuals and the masses, not only our behaviors but also our survival-potential as a species.
Imitation (and piracy) being the best form of flattery, Chinese government and businesses contract extensively with their U.S. counterparts, often engaging in copying, outright industrial espionage or driving hard bargains by demanding U.S. or other foreign technology in return for opening plants or markets in China. A few years ago, the FBI estimated over 3,000 Chinese-sponsored businesses were suspected of being fronts for espionage in the U.S. What’s to be done?
The reality behind capturing aesthetically pleasing insta pics is that in actuality the other side of these flowers are dead, my coffee's cute foamy top deflated while trying to set up the flat lay, I ran out of coffee creamer this morning and then proceeded to spill the coffee down my arm... I'm not posting this simply as another insta vs. reality thing but rather I'm posting this imperfectly perfect photo as a reminder that there's so much more to people's lives than what people decide to share with the world. So essentially today if not every day try to make a conscious effort to judge others less and spread more kindness! 💛 Have a great Tuesday instababes🤗 #motiv8witk8