Hey, hey, all. While I await the arrival of WUNDERSMITH, I am finishing up a few nonfiction books I have going, including the absolutely lovely House of Dreams — a middle grade biography of L.M. Montgomery. It is such a delight. October and even deep into November were weird reading months for me, but December has been total bliss. Funny how that happens every now and then. More than any other genre, middle grade novels make room for me. They tend to reach out to me, the wounded child stuck in this adult body, and say HEY I SEE YOU. You know what I mean? They tug at the melancholia, the ache in my bones, the longing that is lodged so deep in my chest. They edit and revise a new way of seeing the world and offer it to me. They say “this is what it feels like right now, but look! Look at the possibilities!” Damn. That’s magic to me. I suppose that’s what calls me to the reading life. The magic of connection and possibility. Have you ever thought about why you’re a reader? What calls you to the reading life? ❤️ . . . #bookstagram#bookstagrammer#bibliophile#bookworm#igreads#bookworm#booknerd#bookblogger#mrsmurphyreads#lmmontgomery#childrensliterature#middlegradefiction#literature#novel#readersofinstagram#instabook#booksofinstagram#books#read#readinglife#reader#nonfiction
My 5-star review for this gorgeous and glitter-filled book is up on my YouTube channel 🙌 Channel link in bio 💖 Thank you, @levacrosen for believing in me and sending me a copy of this heartwarming, inspirational, and humor-stuffed beauty. I ABSOLUTELY loved Jack of Hearts (And Other Parts) and can't wait to read your future projects 😍👏 • • • • • #jackofheartsandotherparts#loveislove#lgbt#mmromance#bookreview#authorsofinstagram#newadultromance#bookstagrammer#bookstagram#bookblogger#bookreviewer#gayromance#lgbtbooks#instabook#instabooks#yareads#bookoftheday
"Daddy's Arms" by Fabian E. Ferguson (@doublefphoto) is the perfect book for all dads to share with their little ones. It's a fun and imaginative story of a young boy's adventurous interactions with his dad. The story is written from the perspective of the child whose imagination runs wild with fantasy during father/son time. Whether it’s playtime, bath time, or bedtime, each moment the two spend together becomes a new, colorful, exciting adventure. Order your copy #today at DaddysArms.net! Also available on #amazon: https://amzn.to/2zpMEVz . . . Purchase link in bio! . . . #picturebooks#naturalhairkids#blackgirlsrock#childrensbooks#author#raisingreaders#weneeddiversebooks#blackgirlfly#representationmatters#naturalhair#naturalhairdaily#naturalhairdoescare#naturalhairkidsfeature#naturalhaircommunity#womeninstem#kidsbookstagram#kidslit#raisingreaders#earlyliteracy#kidlit#readtoyourbabies#blackauthors#blackgirlmagic#blackboyjoy#bookstagram#bookstagrammer #ad
W E E K L Y W R A P - U P ! ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ #qotp : what’s the number one thing on your Christmas list? tag a friend so they get the hint! #aotp : mine is either a copy of QoAaD or a new bookshelf! it’s basic, i know, but i really do need a new bookshelf and i HAVE TO know what happens to Julian and Emma!!!😂😂 ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ 💗Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan (mini review : 3.0 OUT OF 5 STARS) 💗Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson (mini review : 3.5 OUT OF 5 STARS) 💗Geek Girl by Holly Smale (mini review : 3.5 OUT OF 5 STARS) ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ xoxo, mags💜
🇲🇽 Hola soñadores! 🎄🌙 ¿Como están? Por fin es sábado! Es momento de dormir hasta tarde y disfrutar de un buen libro, ¿no creen? ¿Qué libros tienen pensado leer este de fin de semana? Hoy les traigo una foto de todos de libros que poseo de mi autor favorito, Rick Riordan ❤️ Solo me falta terminar la saga de Apolo y Magnus Chase. Una de mis metas para el siguiente año es terminar esas dos sagas y tener más libros de Rick Riordan en mi librero. ❤️ Espero si llegar a cumplirla. * * 🇺🇲🇬🇧 Hello dreamers! 🎄🌙 Finally is Saturday! Is time to sleep and enjoy a good book, don't you think? What book are you planning to read this weekend? Here is a photo of all the book I have of Rick Riordan, my favorite writer ❤️ I just need to finish the saga of Magnus Chase and Apolo. One of my goals for next year is to finish those sagas and have more books of Rick Riordan. Hope I can achieve it. * * * #bookstagrammx2#bookstagram#méxicosilee#bookstagrammexico#bookworm#bookphoto#bookstagrammer#booksbooksbooks#bookaholic#bookphotograph#bookcomunity#percyjackson#magnuschase#rickriordan#apolo#bookdragon#booklover
It didn’t snow! 😩😩😩 it was literally just cold rain 😭 how disappointing!! ... though it hasn’t spoiled our cosy day, in which we have been sitting in front of the fire watching ‘You’ve got Mail’ 😍. . Also Fleur is gonna start her reading marathon this weekend, as she has now broken up for the winter break! Which book should she start with? Any recommendations??
Thank you @thrillerchick for this AMAZING giveaway win, which includes a $100 gift card to @parnassusbooks and a copy of the anthology A THOUSAND DOORS. My gratitude for your kindness is endless. Thank you and Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁💌 ✨ ✨ And to those who aren’t familiar with A Thousand Doors, here’s some info. As you can see, so many incredible women writers have contributed to this book. ✨ ✨ The day Mia Jensen died, she finally got to live... ✨ ✨ WHAT IF? ✨ ✨ We've all played the "what if" game. For Mia Jensen, "what if" is a fact of life. Dissatisfied with her choices, she often dreams about what could have been. Now she has the chance to know. But that knowledge is going to cost her dearly. Only through death can she fully realize the value of her life. ✨ ✨ Forty-year-old Mia Jensen is home after a terrible day, trying to figure out how she's come to this point in her life, when she hears a strange noise from the kitchen. She investigates, only to be brutally attacked and left for dead. As she dies, she experiences some of the lives that could have been hers had she only made a different choice. ✨ ✨ Can one woman can find peace with the path she's chosen before it slips through her fingers forever? ✨ ✨ Through the unique voices of New York Times bestsellers and rising stars in women's fiction, A THOUSAND DOORS examines how our smallest decisions can create lasting effects, and allows the thought--can we actually change our lives? ✨ ✨ Contributors: Kimberly Belle Laura Benedict A.F. Brady Patti Callahan Henry Paige Crutcher Rebecca Drake Heather Gudenkauf Joy Jordan-Lake Alisha M. Klapheke Ariel Lawhon Kerry Lonsdale Catherine McKenzie Kate Moretti Lisa Patton ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ #bookmail#books#book#bookish#bookgeek#bookstagram#bookaholic#instabook#bookgram#bookshelf#bookaddict#instagood#booklover#booksofinstagram#bookworm#booknerd#igreads#igbooks#reader#goodreads#bibliophile#read#reading
BOOKMASDAY15: A book you would give as a present🎁 📚Rating: 5/5⭐ Επιτέλους διάβασα κι εγώ το 1ο βιβλίο της σειράς Hunger Games από τη Suzanne Collins 😄 Ήταν παααανέμορφο βιβλίο. Η πλοκή μου άρεσε πολύ και η συγγρεφέας συνεχώς με κράταγε σε αγωνία, κάτι το οποίο με ωθούσε στο να συνεχίζω, σελίδα μετά τη σελίδα χωρίς σταματημό 😄Μπορεί να πει κανείς πως το ρούφηξα 😋😎 Τα τοπία εμφανίζονταν στη μνήμη μου με μεγάλη ευκολία καθώς η περιγραφή τους ήταν εξαιρετική! Δέθηκα πολύ με τους χαρακτήρες και τις σχέσεις τους, κάτι το οποίο είναι στοιχείο ενός αξιόλογου, για εμένα. ⚠️SPOILER ALERT⚠️ Η Κάτνις στην ερωτική της ζωή μου φαινόταν λίγο μπερδεμένη και αφελής για την ηλικία της, μη ξέροντας πως να φερθεί και τι να νιώσει καμιά φορά. Όμως αυτό δικαιολογημένα οφείλεται στο γεγονός ότι δεν είχε κάποια προηγούμενη εμπειρία σε αυτό το κομμάτι, οπότε κατάλαβα γιατί την εμφάνιζε με αυτόν τον τρόπο η συγγραφέας. Ύστερα λοιπόν από την ανάγνωση του 1ου βιβλίου της σειράς καταλαβαίνω το λόγο που όλοι τη λατρεύουν και ανήκω πλέον σε αυτούς 😄❤ Q: Πέρα από Χ.Π. και Hunger Games, ποιά σειρά αγαπάς πολύ; #bookstagram#books#bookworm#reading#bookish#booklover#bibliophile#bookstagrammer
Is there anything better than finding someone who loves the same books you do? I went to a new hairstylist this week, and as soon as I discovered that she’s another Harry Potter fan, we had hours of conversation topics. 😂🙌🏻 . I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend with plenty of reading time! 🤓 . This collection is on my blog! Go to: Collections | Fantasy | Scholastic Hogwarts Library Collection
An impromptu photo for one of my longest and most favorite reads of the year! The majority of my time reading Dragonfly in Amber was spent at the gym, and it made my workouts fly by! 🏋🏻♀️ I cannot explain how comforting it was to come home after a long day at school and to spend some time immersed in a world I love while also taking some time for self-care (mentally and physically!). 📚 I was afraid I wouldn’t like this one as much as the first, but I actually enjoyed it more! Gabaldon perfectly weaves past and present with the Outlander timeline, and I cannot figure out how she can incorporate such important historical events into a fascinating and complicated love story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5! . . . #dragonflyinamber#outlander#sassenach#bookreview#bookedupblog#bookstagram#bookstagrammer#bookish#bookworm
❤¡UN AÑO EN BOOKSTAGRAM!❤ Hoy hace un año decidí volver a retomar la cuenta, subí la foto con la que conseguiría muchas cosas como persona. Agradezco mucho a las personas que me han ayudado, han estado conmigo en esto de Bookstagram. Infinitamente gracias a @gleekgirlreads por ayudarme en todo esto. Descubrí esta comunidad y decidí también tomarle fotos a mis libros y asi día a día estuve viendo todo el esfuerzo que las demás personas ponian al hacer sus fotos y eso me llamaba mucho la atención. Fuí descubriendo personas increibles en esta comunidad de BookstagramColombia y ver que todos son muy unidos me hace muy feliz ya que puedo saber que uno puede contar con el apoyo de todos. Y hoy 15/12/2018 un año despues no me arrepiento de volver a retomar la cuenta como Bookstagramer, llegamos a más de 700 personas y eso me alegra ❤ Muchas gracias a todos por su apoyo y espero que sigan siendo muchos años más en esta bonita comunidad BookstagramCo. Pd: No soy muy bueno diciendo cosas bonitas pero enserio agradezco por todo su apoyo 😊 ---------------------------------------------------- #bookstagramco#libros#colombia#separador#books#reading#fanboy#bookstagram#reader#instabooks#funkos#photo#fondo#1year#bookstagrammer#me#bookfeaturepage#instaboy#light#funko#bookstagrammer#like#follow#fotos
😭😭😭 I finished Eleanor Oliphant yesterday and I loved it even though it broke my heart. Honeyman created such a special character in Eleanor and her personality is honest, hilarious and pretty sad when you come to know everything about her. I loved watching her evolution through the story and of course I was rooting for her the entire time ever if I did have to cringe at some of her choices and actions. I know many of you loved this one too and I'm glad to finally have it on my read shelf! What character are you most fond of?
“One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.” . QOTD: What book would you love to receive for Christmas? . I think the Harry Potter books are the most christmas-y thing ever, and I love reading them or watching the movies this time of the year! . . . "Uno nunca puede tener suficientes calcetines", dijo Dumbledore. "Otra Navidad vino y se fue y no conseguí un solo par. La gente insiste en darme libros.” . Pregunta del Día: ¿Qué libro les gustaría recibir para Navidad? . Creo que los libros de Harry Potter son lo más navideño que hay, y me encanta leerlos o ver las películas en esta época del año!
. ↡ #qotd : when do you prefer to read a book? At night, at morning, at afternoon etc etc. Or anytime? . I’m more of an afternoon reader, but tonight I’m going to try to stay up till late to catch up on some reading. Let’s hope it works out this time. 😂😴
Hello! Some things happened since my last post. First of all, I finished reading Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince and I must say it is one of my favorite books in the series, even though that ending BROKE ME. I started reading the final book and I can't believe I'm on book seven already! Six hundred pages isn't long enough 😭 I've also started The Raven Boys, which is a book series I've been meaning to read for a very long time and I'm happy I got to at least start it before the end of the year. I'm enjoying it a lot so far and I can't wait to learn more about the characters ❤ . #qotd Have you seen the cover for Chain of Gold by Cassie Clare? What are your thoughts on it? * * Hola! Pasaron un par de cosas desde la última vez que publiqué. Para empezar, terminé de leer Harry Potter y el Príncipe Mestizo y definitivamente está entre mis libros favoritos de la saga, aunque ese final me dejó muerta 💔 Empecé a leer el último libro hoy y no puedo creer que ya estoy en el séptimo libro, seiscientas páginas no es suficiente para despedirme de este mundo! También empecé a leer The Raven Boys, que es una saga que hace muchísimo que quiero leer y estoy feliz de haberla empezado antes de que termine el año. Hasta ahora me está encantando y ya quiero seguir avanzando para conocer más a los personajes! . Q: vieron la portada del nuevo libro de Cassie Clare? Que opinan de ella? * * * * [ #bookworm#bookaholic#bibliophile#bookstagrammer#bookworm#reading#bookstagramfeature#booklover#instabooks#reader#libros#booknerd#shadowhunters#themortalinstruments#ladymidnight#cassieclare#cityofbones#clockworkangel#queenofairanddarkness#bookgiveaway#currentlyreading#fantasy#mybookfeatures#bookstagramarg#cityofheavenlyfire#cozyreads ]
Hey Leudis🖐🏼 Hoffen ihr hattet einen wunderschönen Samstag😊 Der eine oder von euch war bestimmt schon dieses Jahr auf einem Weihnachtsmarkt😍 Unfassbar das morgen schon der 3. Advent ist😨🎉 Wünschen euch noch einen schönen Abend🌹 Und viel Spaß beim Lesen📖 ~Lii und Susi🌸 #lesen#bücher#spaß#bookstagrammer#bookstagram#selfmade
Happy Saturday, bookstagram! ❄️ As I've said yesterday, today I'm going to talk a bit about the book I've just finished. It's not going to be a traditional review because I'd feel odd trying to review a memoir that's about very traumatic events. So I'm just going to describe how I felt while I was reading it. First of all, I've paired the book on the photo with some of my favorite products from Lush as I'm having a self care Saturday (the first real snowy day of the year inspired me to do so) and because this book somehow reminded me to take better care of myself. This book is especially difficult to talk about without spoiling anything. Let's just say that it is about a very important episode in the life of Ariel Levy, who's a journalist for The New Yorker. It's not a surprise that she writes very well! I've found it incredibly easy to feel empathy for her, even when I thought she was making terrible decisions. And there's a lot of those in this book! I especially liked it when she described how she started out as a journalist in the New York of the 90s. I wish she wrote a separate book about that, I could have spent days reading about it! The rest is the story of her marriage, some of the stories she covered for The New Yorker, her travels and how she was trying to have a baby. It doesn't sound like much, but the way she writes really draws you in and makes you care about what happens next. That said, she's also a very very privileged person and she doesn't come across as being fully aware of it. I naturally disliked this aspect of the book and was often frustrated by it. The other thing worth mentioning is that there's a very graphic and very traumatizing scene towards the end of the book which could be very hard to read for some, so I definitely wouldn't recommend this book for everyone. All in all, I've enjoyed reading this a lot even if it has questionable parts and I always like getting a glimpse into someone else's life. Memoirs are such intimate
Gratitude can transform common days into holidays, turn jobs to joy, and ordinary opportunities to blessings. It is a blessing when two great people @allgood5sho and @dtheprophet614 showed up to support you at your book launch event! 2 authors are gracing this picture! Link in bio👆to grab The Strategic Mind of A Young Legend &... Hiccups "We All Have Them" To give love this weekend, join Blended Views 614 tomorrow Dec 15th at 1010 Barnett Rd, Columbus, OH from 1-4pm for the Family Holiday Drive! Check out @allgood5sho to see how you can contribute to this amazing opportunity!