Today I had a inner fight between my lazy and determined selves: to do, or not to do. That is the only question, Shakespeare! . . [unpaid ad] . . And guess what? I decided to do A LOT! Did my uni presentation for tomorrow, cleaned a bit the appartment, aaaand here I am POSTING. Yep. I even questioned my energy for this. But today is day two of the @faecrate November challenge and of course I‘m posting! It‘s time to LIGHT UP THE SKY and show off the cool Illuminae inspired night light that came in the November STARGAZERS box! Since I couldn‘t find my adapter (we can‘t use it without in Europe and I guess mine is at my parent‘s), I used my fairylights to light up the sky! Also, this month‘s collector‘s polaroid is Illuminae inspired. This screams for a read! . . I don‘t know why I haven‘t picked up Illuminae yet. I loved Nevernight by Jay Kristoff, but when I looked at the layout and inside of Illuminae, I somehow got scared of the different way used to tell a story. But I keep telling myself „you need to read it. You need to see for yourself“ - and still, I don‘t see myself reading it anytime soon. (I‘m challenging you to make me 😂, @faecrate is already doing a great job in convincing!) . . What is a book you‘re afraid of picking up? . . Make sure to use DRAWING5 when purchasing a @faecrate box! You can save some money AND get a box that will make you the happiest bean on earth. I. Mean. It. Do. It. _________________ #fcgazers#faecrate#unboxing#nightlight#polaroid#brick#brickwall#fairylights#fanart#llluminae#gemina#jaykristoff#amykaufmann#scifi#sciencefiction#bookstoread#bookstagram#fangirl#booknerd#bookaddict#booklover#tbr#bookishmerch#merchandise#fandom#yabooks#bookblogger#bookstagrammer#bookish
We had a vote over on twitter, but some of us are still fighting the results. Help us settle a debate: what is the best hot drink to have when reading first thing in the morning on a snowy day? ☕️🍵 . . . The snow and cold have nothing on the chills this book is giving us. LIARS’ PARADOX is definitely a bone-chilling thriller you don’t want to miss.
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I wanted to share a great book that I read. A book that I didn't want to put down 📚I laughed and enjoyed being part of Julia's journey through this story. •🙋🏽♀️ Details: Story of a young adult losing a sister and finding herself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican-American home. •📚 You can find more information about this book and others by clicking on the link in my bio👈🏼 or go to www.VidaEsOro.com • There is a section on my website of books related to sports and other areas of life that may spark the interest of young adults. Sharing that reading can be fun when we find books that spark💡 our interests. I know some books 📚that are required reading in schools may not be fun or relatable, so on my website I wanted to create a space to open the mind to books we may not know about. •📚 Happy Reading! 😁
This was recommended to me by my husband, who's Steinbeck's biggest fan. For some reason, just looking at the front cover made me scrunch up my nose and give a sigh. I just didn't have the energy for an unemployed group of guys doing their thang in life. . But this is when I found out (again) why Steinbeck is a heavyweight in the classics world. He is an absolute poet. The way he details and describes the normal, day-to-day psyche of the average person, it's honestly mesmerizing. I'd find myself just captivated by the words he chose in any particular scene and imagined the flowing of the verbs and adjectives oozing out of his fingertips. The way he directs your attention too, like when a guy was talking to his friend (a chef) about committing suicide, instead of taking a step back from the scene to show both of them, Steinbeck pulled us through this guy's eyes to watch the changing of emotion in the chef's eyes. It was the first of many moments in this book that I said, Woah. . His ability to boil human nature down to just a few lines reminds me of the lessons in The Little Prince, where the reason people act the way they do is summed up simply. In the case here, one guy wanted to walk to Florida and quickly figured out that no one wanted to hear that he just liked looking at the beauty around him, and thus began to walk. No, that frightened everyone. They felt much more relieved when he said he was doing it on a bet. The truth made people uneasy. . Although there wasn't the dramatic storyline i normally like, it didn't need one. Reading his words felt like I was watching him write them in realtime. It was soothing and energizing all at once. . Gosh, I'm doing his writing a disservice. But THANK YOU Steinbeck for reinvigorating my love of classic literature. Faulkner just about killed that part of me.
Hello everyone!💛 • QOTD: What books have some of your favorite cover pages? Wicked like a Wildfire and Strange the Dreamer are two of my absolute favorites! . • lilbookishcheer18 | Day 13 🧣 • I hope everyone had a wonderful week! And it’s almost the weekend 🙌🏼✨
Eva Chen’s debut picture book JUNO VALENTINE AND THE MAGICAL SHOES is such a delight. It features a girl named Juno who has misplaced her favorite shoes. There wasn’t anything special about her shoes, but she loved them and set out on a magical journey through her closet to find them. Along the way, she discovers the shoes of some of the greatest women past and present. Cleopatra, Frida Kahlo, Oprah Winfrey and Gloria Steinem, just to name a few. Though she was fascinated and inspired walking in the shoes of these great women, she longed to find her own shoes and create her own legacy. This book is great for little fashionistas and can also teach children about some of the great women in history. The illustrations by Derek Desierto are bright and vibrant and the book is a total gem. Juno is absolutely adorable and artistic. It can serve as a simple intro into different women of different cultures however, the fact that all of the women(even the African-American ones) were the same color isn’t a true representation of who they are🤷♀️🤔🥿👠👟🥾👡👢👞. . . . #kidbooks#bookworm #junovalentineandthemagicalshoes #evachen#women#inclusivity#derekdesierto#lovereading#instaread#bookillustration#girlsrock#childrensbook#rockyourownshoe#bookstoread#childrenbookreviews#alliesbookreview#readtochildren#hobokenmoms#girlpower#beyourself#storytime#fashion
“We’re just blowing through naptime, aren’t we?” - Buster Bluth . When the kiddos won’t nap, I invite them into my to-dos. 🤷🏼♀️ I didn’t have much for my three-year-old to do, so she opted to stage her own photo for mama’s Bookstagram. Here are my titles for January’s #bookbeatbattle. . @bookskeelyreads recommended “I Capture the Castle” (and gifted my copy, too!), and I found “Peace Like a River” after researching books similar to “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Kruger (which I adored!). This may be an unfair battle? 😬 Because since I researched titles, lots of people have recommended “Peace Like a River.” 🤷🏼♀️ 😂 what are you gonna do. Sooo... which title should I read in January? And will you join me in a buddy read? Let’s discuss here and/or vote in my stories! . #bookbeatbuddies
So this man called Ove has some very interesting ideas that I thought of sharing with you. For example, this one about people over 185 cm 😄: “Ove feels an instinctive skepticism towards all people taller than six feet; the blood can’t quite make it all the way up to the brain.” • • • #fredrikbackman#librisulibri#librimania#knjiga#knjiganadan#bookhaul#bookquotes#bookie#readingnook#booksandbeans#booksandcoffee#coffee_time#bookhoarder#bookobsessed#bookaesthetic#bookstoread#readingissexy#bookaddicts#bookslovers#coffeeandbooks#bookgeek#bookdragon
Finished my reading challenge for the year (30 books) just under the wire! 📚 This is the second year in a row that I’m reading exclusively books written by women and/or people of color, and it’s THE BEST. Here are my favorite reads this year: •• Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Also The Reluctant Fundamentalist by the same author - everything he writes is delicious) •• The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (I just want to crawl inside this book and live in there) •• The Power by Naomi Alderman (if you love dystopian feminist fiction as much as I do, this one’s for you!) •• Born A Crime: Stories from A South African Childhood by @trevornoah (do yourself a favor and listen to him read it on audiobook!) •• Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue (highly recommended for the anti-immigrant family members you had to sit with at Thanksgiving) •• Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues & the Heroes Who Fought Them by Jennifer Wright (she will actually make you LOL about tuberculosis, and then annoy all your friends by constantly spouting fascinating facts from this book) •• Gather the Daughters by Jeanne Melamed (more dystopian feminist fiction, you’re welcome!) •• Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxanne Gay (men: READ THIS) •• Learning Service: The Essential Guide to Volunteering Abroad by Claire Bennett (pick up a copy of @learning.service before you even think about international volunteering) •• Americanah by @chimamanda_adichie (tbh this is the second time I’ve read this one cause I love it so much, but it still counts right?) 📚 Now I’m stocking up my kindle for 2 weeks on the beach in Mexico! What should I read next? . . . #readingchallenge#travelreading#bookrecommendations#womenauthors#bookstoread#bookwormsunite#pocwriters#womenwriters#aruba🇦🇼 #beachreads#arubalife#arubaisland#arubaonehappyisland#discoveraruba#arubathehappyisland#onehappyisland#visitaruba#aroundaruba#igersaruba
Ad) There is nothing better than a delicious cup of hot cocoa and a good book on a cold winter’s day! I’m excited to dive into this cute Christmas book, “Christmas by Accident”. Which I hear is a cute “Love at Christmas” story ♥️ Has anyone read this book or any other of Camron Wright’s books?? Oh & who else loves Hot Chocolate?!? I am obsessed, have you tried adding flavoring to it? I love adding a little raspberry Torani syrup to mine 😍
ТОП 5 книг обязательных к прочтению! . . Каждый из нас, крайне много времени тратит на потребление разного рода контента. Идея заключается в том, чтобы проводить это время с максимальной пользой. Для этого я выпущу серию постов, в которых поделюсь своими подборками книг, фильмов, сайтов, инстаграм, телеграм и ютюб каналами, которые будут способствовать вашему развитию. . . Данные книги являются фундаментами в разных областях жизни. . . ТОП 5: . 1. Р. Чалдини "Психология влияния" - фундамент в осознанности. Прочтя, научитесь замечать и защищаться от манипуляций, а также сами поймете, как управлять сознанием людей. 2. Дж.Клейсон "Самый богатый человек в Вавилоне" - фундамент в финансах. Сохранившиеся на глиняных табличкам, мудрости вавилонян, из которых была составлена книга дадут вам четкие рекомендации по упрввлению финансами. 3. Чепмен Гэри "5 языков любви" - фундамент в отношениях. Прочитав, вы забудете о ссорах, разногласиях и недопонимании в отношениях. Такие знания должны преподавать в школах. 4. Наполеон Хилл "Думай и богатей" - фундамент мышления. Книга является результатом 500
Choć pogoda za oknem zupełnie na to nie wskazuje, to jednak jedno spojrzenie w kalendarz wystarczy, by stwierdzić, że Święta są już tuż tuż... Pora więc chyba na jakieś świąteczne książki, prawda? 😉 #booksofinsta#booksforlife#booksaddict#bookstagrampolska#czytambokocham#bookstoread#booksy#bookslovers#bookstagrammers#booksofig#bokishlove#czytambolubię#igbooksreview#okruchydobra#wab#świąteczneopowieści#merrychristmas#pejzażzaniołem#kordel#magdalenakordel#malownicze#znak#wydawnictwoznak#wabimy#wydawnictwowab#justynabednarek#bednarek#jagnakaczanowska#kaczanowska#dobrebopolskie
“I think he is perhaps as fond of her as he can be of anything; he certainly likes to keep her close and he seems to have an unusual amount of control over her, even for a Parselmouth.” - The Half-Blood Prince . #decemberhpwithleni - Nagini . I’m so excited to get more back story on Nagini throughout the next FB movies! As I was searching online for a quote to use with my picture today, I stumbled across an article that expressed disappointment in JKR’s decision to cast a woman of color to portray a character who is ultimately a servant to a white Neo-Nazi. My first response was “What??” And my second response was to say that I honestly don’t think that even crossed her mind. My mind didn’t go there. But, I am not on a personal, first name basis with JKR so I can’t truly speak for her. I do think that Voldemort’s character was written to portray pure evil, and evil is always ugly and it always chooses the wrong. But I do feel that we are living in an era where we are quick to take offense, quick to judge everyone’s motives, and quick to assume and jump to conclusions. Having said that, I do try not to be offensive to anyone and to be respectful of everyone, but I also don’t spend my time trying to psychoanalyze every thing people say or do. . . #nagini#fantasticbeasts2#thecrimesofgrindelwald#fbawtft#jkrowling#jkrowlingswizardingworld#potterhead#harrypotter#harrypotterfan#voldemortssnake#parseltongue#funkopop#funkophotography#bookphotography#bookaesthetic#wintervibes#bookstoread#readersofinsta#bibliophiles#postitfortheaesthetic
Currently reading: Misery by Stephen King (I'm in love with my squishy) The Girl on Train ✔ Isabel ❌ Lady Susan/ The Watson/Sanditon ❌ Sense and Sensibility✔ Pride and Predjudice✔ Mansfield Park❌ Emma ❌ Persuation ❌ Northanger Abbey ✔ Sherlock Holmes Files ✔ Girl Online 1✔ Girl Online 2 ❌ The Boy Who Sneaks... ✔ Lyrebird❌ Flawed ❌ Perfect ❌ Dare to Fall (not finished)😐 Love You ❌ The month still have some time to read. ❄❄☕ #bookstoread#readingmonth#bookstagram
The Strangler Vine is my first ever adventure/historical adventure review! ¤ The Dutch East India has control over most of India, but currently face a dilemma: one of their most prized soldiers, Xavier Mountstuart, has gone missing. Amid rumors that Mountstuart has gone rogue, William Avery - a newly-minted soldier - and Jeremiah Blake, a mysterious, but experienced company man, must travel Northern India to find and bring back the missing man to the Company. ¤ Read my review of the book on my website!
Hey bookstagrammers! I’m brand new to this community, and I would welcome any advice you may have for someone just starting out. How often should I post? Should I only be reading/posting about new books? What about all those book/reading related challenges out there? Please, please, please, comment or DM me with your top tips! It would mean so much to me 💕 • I just started reading the 2018 National Book Award winner for fiction: “The Friend” by Sigrid Nunez. So far, I’m impressed. But it’s about a woman and her love for a very large dog, and loving very large dogs is my area of expertise. How could I not love it? Has anyone else read any dog-centric stories they would recommend lately?