AVAILABLE MAY 7: George Mason was a short, bookish man who was a friend and neighbor of athletic, broad-shouldered George Washington. Unlike Washington, Mason has been virtually forgotton by history. But this new biography of forgotten patriot George Mason makes a convincing case that Mason belongs in the pantheon of honored Founding Fathers. Trained in the law, Mason was also a farmer, philosopher, botanist, and musician. He was one of the architects of the Declaration of Independence, an author of the Bill of Rights, and one of the strongest proponents of religious liberty in American history. In fact, both Thomas Jefferson and James Madison may have been given undue credit for George Mason's own contributions to American democracy.
Full-time blogger and single mom of seven, Rachel Marie Martin presents a wake-up call to those of us who have found ourselves stuck in the 'I'm just a mom' phase of life. Learn more about her book, The Brave are of Motherhood! You can check out an excerpt on the blog! https://buff.ly/2Gu25R8⠀ ⠀ Yes, this book is about motherhood . . . but really, this book is about finding yourself again and following your passion WHILE being a mom. Inspired by her incredible story, Rachel's words always come straight from the gut; they are visceral, real and soul searching. She challenges you to find the courage to break cycles, to take off masks and not let fear take control. This book is a balance of tough, "no excuses" ways of approaching life, while allowing breathing room and grace for yourself, for as we all know, life and mothering are not perfect.⠀ ⠀ After inspiring and conversing with thousands of women, Rachel has surmised there is always a reason to hope, to move forward and a reason to dare doing what you thought was impossible. (Yes, including what you are skeptical of accomplishing right now). She encourages you to say yes to your dreams and stop waiting for "someday" or "one day" or "when something happens".⠀ ⠀ Prepare to change the way you think about yourself and your life. This will be a book you read over and over armed with a highlighter in one hand and a journal for introspection in another.⠀ ⠀ #bookblogger#booksofinstagram#readersofinstagram#amreading#whattoread#bookrecommendation#bookish#bookworm#booknerd#igbooks#reader#booklover#books#bookaddict#bookish
EASTER READATHON Team, its Bank Holiday weekend, and in true Steph fashion, I'm gonna be taking part in a readathon (even though I'm already part way through two others 🙄) however, I'm going to use #easterreadathon hosted by @readingthroughinfinity to help me get through some books I need to finish for my other two readathons. 3 birds, 1 stone 😁 - I won't be taking part in all of the prompts but most of them, as follows: A book that's spring or summer themed - One Summer in Paris LGBTQI+ book - Once & Future Involves animals/pets - Rocket Raccoon Volume 1 New to you author - Jamie Fewery with Our Life In A Day Graphic Novel that's been on your TBR for ages - Locke & Key Volumes 4 & 5 Book about new beginnings - Are We Nearly There Yet? - Once & Future will cover Transfiguration for my #owlsreadathon2019 Rocket Raccoon will cover one of my prompts for #avengersreadathon19 Our Life In A Day and Are We Nearly There Yet? Are all covered with #arcattack - And finally, I also have I Heart Forever on this list as well. Doesn't fit any of the prompts but it does cover a prompt for Avengers Readathon and also I adore the book. So there you have it, my weekend TBR 😍 - What are you planning on reading this weekend? 📖
"There is nothing necessarily wrong with greatness, as an aspiration, a theme, or even as the basis of a political program. The problem, politically, is that we keep looking for greatness in all the wrong places. We think we can find it in the past, dredged up for some impossible "again," when in reality it is available only to those who fix their vision on the future. Or we think it is to be found in some grand national or international adventure, when the most meaningful expression of American greatness are found in the richness of everyday life." In general, I'm not someone who actually reads a candidate's book when they are running for office, but I read this one because I've heard @pete.buttigieg speak on the news circuit and wanted to know his backstory. He is smart, sincere, and dedicated to helping others, and holy smokes I'm so hopeful for 2020. SHORTEST WAY HOME is about Buttigieg's journey, both personal and political. He is refreshingly honest about his stumbles as well as his successes, and can keep it classy while calling out hypocrisy and lies. #memoir#instareads#igreads#booksofinstagram#bookaholic#bookstagram#bibliophile#booklife#totalbooknerd#bookish#bookaddict#booknerd#reading#bookworm#readers#readersofinstagram#read#book#books#booklover#booklove#ilovereading#nonfiction#librarylove#politics
Opposites attract. Or so they say. This is particularly true in the case of #goans & #bengalis Located on two ends of the country, culturally very different, yet their food & literature pairs well. Is it because they love fish, rice & sleep? :P Today's cook was a rushed affair. I made my favourite #goanprawncurry & #prawnrecheadomasalafry (a #goanportuguese dish) for someone who has been really kind to me. And because she is a Bengali (and so am I), I thought why not pair these dishes with a book about Bengalis. Full disclosure, it's not my book. And though it has been on my reading list for a while, I haven't read it yet. 'The Bengalis are the third largest ethno-linguistic group in the world, after the Han Chinese and the Arabs.' Yes I found that out today while Googling the book. The book delves into the history, culture, cuisine, art and above all 'the essence of being a Bengali'. It both applauds and criticizes the community, with wit and wisdom. Or so I've heard. As for the recipes.. My recipe of the Goan Prawn Curry Ingredients 100 gms Medium sized Prawns cleaned, deveined and marinated with Salt & Turmeric for 15-20 mins 4 tbsp soaked Karma's Goan Curry Powder 1/2 cup Grated Coconut 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk 2/3 Kokums soaked in a few spoons of water 2/3 Tamarind pods soaked in a bit of water 1 Slit Green Chilli 2 tbsp Oil Water For the puree - all roughly chopped 1 big Onion 2 Tomatoes 1 inch pod of Ginger 4/5 pods of Garlic 1 Green Chilli Blitz the ingredients of the puree in the mixer, till it forms into a smooth paste Cook Heat Oil in a Skillet / Pan Add the Puree, Grated Coconut & Goan Curry Powder and cook for 6 mins Add the Coconut Milk, some water, Salt & the Green Chilli and cook for 3 mins Add the Kokum & Tamarind (with water) and cook for 2/3 mins Add the marinated Prawns and cook for 3 to 5 mins (depending on the size) Garnish with Coriander (I didn't have them today) & serve hot The Prawn Recheado Masala recipe that I followed -
↠ „Okay, und jetzt setz Dich vor diesen Baum und dieses Buch und lies ganz natürlich. So als würdest Du das immer auf einem Ameisenhaufen sitzend tun, während Dir die Sonne mitten ins Gesicht scheint- JA, PERFEKT!” ⠀ So oder ähnlich klingt das, wenn Fay und ich uns gegenseitig fotografieren. Das ist Hingabe! Das ist wahre Liebe! Das ist......vor allem in der Öffentlichkeit mit allerlei skeptischen Blicken begegnet. OH! Apropos skeptische Blicke (ha, Queen of Überleitungen): Was würdet ihr eigentlich sagen, wenn ich gerade so richtig, RICHTIG Hunger auf Chips habe. Also, so RICHTIG. Und echt mit mir hadere, ob ich nicht nochmal ins Auto springe und mir welche besorge?🤔 Also, Chips? Wer von euch buht mich dann aus wegen des unnötig großen CO2-Ausstoßes, wenn ich auch einfach gesund an Möhren knabbern könnte? Ich mich selber vermutlich, ich weiß. Aber kennt ihr das, wenn euer Kopf sich auf etwas festsetzt und keine Abweichungen oder Kompromisss duldet? Vor allem wenn's um's Essen geht! Da hört der Spaß echt auf!! . . . . . . #bookstagrammer#bücher#bücherliebe#bookstagram#booksbooksbooks#outdoorphotography#naturephotography#newadult#newadultbooks#lyxverlag#iread#reading#readstagram#buchmenschen#booksofinstagram#booklovers#bibliophile#bookphotography#bookish
QOTD: What are you currently reading? . Hey guys!! Just a quick update on my life: I’m studying all the time, so I barely have anytime to read; but anyway, I’m rereading Four by Veronica Roth (I liked it better the first time to be honest). And I’m also watching Game of Thrones, which I’m loving. . I’m really looking forward to Mackenzi Lee’s book signing at the Book Fair!! Are you going too? . . . QOTD: ¿Qué están leyendo actualmente? . Hola lectores!! Les hago una actualización rápida de mi vida: estoy estudiando todo el tiempo, por lo que casi no tengo tiempo para leer; pero de a poco estoy releyendo Cuatro por Veronica Roth (aunque me gustó más la primera vez que lo leí). Y también estoy viendo Game of Thrones, que me esta encantando. . Tengo muchas ganas de ver a Mackenzi Lee en la FILBA!! Leí La Guía del Caballero y me encantó, y ahora tengo este súper pendiente. Ustedes también piensan ir??
The Princess and The Mercenary By @Victoriapaigebooks #coverreveal • Book Description: • It was hate at first sight. • She is the daughter of rock royalty. He is a scarred, grumpy former Green Beret. She thinks he’s an amoral, uncouth soldier of fortune. He thinks she’s a limelight-grabbing goody two-shoes. When Yara Emerson embarks on a humanitarian mission to Yemen, her company hires a security team for her protection. Everything is business as usual until she meets Kade Spear. Kade wants nothing to do with daddy’s spoiled princess, but he needs the cover of the humanitarian mission to hunt down a terrorist. Wills clash. Tempers flare. But their unwanted attraction burns hotter than the Yemeni desert. Trust fractures. Friendships break. The aid mission unravels and danger comes after Yara from every corner. Could the man who betrayed her be her only hope for survival? • • • #bookworm#bookaddict#bibliophile#booknerd#romance#romancereads#authorsofinstagram#bookblogger#bookblogs#readingromance#booksofinstagram#bookstagram#instabook#bookworms#greatreads#readersofig#readerforlife . Organized by: @buoni_amici_press
I’m about halfway through Lord of the Flies and it’s almost as enjoyable as I remembered it being back in grade school. Now that I’m older though, I can really appreciate the authors writing style and the symbolism behind the story which I don’t think I understood as a child. I think I will do a review when I finish.
took a hot minute but i’m back!! i still have one exam to go but i’m pretty confident in that class so i’m back 😴😴 i hope everyone is experiencing some nice weather it’s been sunny where i am!! really puts you in high spirits!
So for #throwbookthursday and in honor of the Notre Dame fire, I’m highlighting my love for this book, 🧡The Pillars of the Earth 🧡by Ken Follett. I read this several years ago and it really stayed with me. I consider it one of my all time favorite books! I’ve been thinking of it this week after seeing the sad images of the Notre Dame Cathedral burning. Pillars is the epic story of several families set in 12th century England. It’s so fascinating to read how many years and hard work it took to build to build these amazing cathedrals! It’s not a quick read by any means but one that should be savored and enjoyed. I highly recommend you read this if you haven’t already! Synopsis: In a time of civil war, famine and religious strife, there rises a magnificent Cathedral in Kingsbridge. Against this backdrop, lives entwine: Tom, the master builder, Aliena, the noblewoman, Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge, Jack, the artist in stone and Ellen, the woman from the forest who casts a curse. At once, this is a sensuous and enduring love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece. #pillarsoftheearth#kenfollett#notredame#bookstagram#fiction#booknerd#bibliophile#igreads#bookclub#bookaddict#booksofinstagram#books#booksofig#allthebooks#bookworm#bookstacks#bookaholic#readinglife#readerlife#booklife#booksbooksbooks#bookish#bookobsessed#booklover#readersofinstagram#reading
Hey❤️, auch heute gibt es mal wieder eine Rezension für euch☺️ Vielen Dank an dieser Stelle an @insiderandomhouse und @hey_reader ❤️ • Titel: Magic Academy - Der letzte Kampf Autor: @rachelcarterauthor Verlag: @hey_reader Preis: 9,99€ • Den Klappentext findet ihr im zweiten Bild. • Meine Meinung 📚: Es ist gefühlt schon eine Ewigkeit her, dass ich den dritten Band der Reihe gelesen habe und damals wollte ich unbedingt wissen, wie die Geschichte rund um Riyah und Darren ausgeht. Der Einstieg in den vierten Band fiel mir total leicht. Das liegt auch einfach an dem tollen, lockeren und flüssigen Schreibstil der Autorin. Ich war direkt wieder im Geschehen. Auch wenn der Einstieg mir leicht fiel, zog es sich meiner Meinung nach die ersten paar Seiten dann doch schleppend. Riyah bewundere ich! Sie ist eine absolut starke Kämpferin, die einfach nie aufgibt und immer für ihre liebsten kämpft. Im Laufe der Geschichte kommt es immer wieder zu Wendungen, mit denen man so absolut nicht gerechnet hätte. Viele harte Prüfungen liegen vor Riyah und Darren und ich wusste bis zum Ende nicht, wie diese Geschichte ausgeht. Von Seite zu Seite wurde es spannender und am Ende könnte ich das Buch nicht mehr aus der Hand legen. Der letzte Band bringt den Leser echt an seine Grenzen, denn wenn man denkt, es kann nicht mehr schlimmer kommen, kommt es doch schlimmer. Ein toller Abschluss der Reihe! Von mir gibt es 4/5✨ und eine absolute Leseempfehlung für die Reihe! Was ist eure liebste Reihe? 🙈 #bookstagram#bookstagrammer#book#books#bookish#bookoftheday#booksofinstagram#bookworm#bookaholic#bookaddict#buch#bücher#bibiliophile#bookfeature#bookisfeature#igreads#booknerd#booklover#bookstagramfeature#epicreads#bookishlove#read#reader#cbt#buecher#bücherwurm#bücherliebe#booklove#rachelecarter#magicacademy
Hello, Dog 🐶 here. As a fellow fantastic beast, I personally didn’t understand all the hullabaloo about the screenplay or the film. In fact, I think both should be banned: the film fosters unrealistic expectations about real life fantastic beasts and despite the fact that I am a being of absolute perfection, I simply cannot condone this sort of shaming of my uh lesser fellow doggos. So today I am taking a stand. Do you know what movies like Fantastic Beasts lead to?? Owners dressing us up as Nifflers against our will. I WON’T STAND FOR IT. - 🐶 . . First of all, Princess Willow 🐶 will not be a Niffler on Halloween. She’s going to be a Firedrake. 🐉 🐲 🔥. GO BIG OR GO HOME AMIRITE. - 💁🏾♀️ . . ——————————————— 🌟 10/10 would probably turn my dog into a magical creature if I could again 🌟
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