Happy Monday, everyone! I’ve got a nice mound of work to do but I hope to end the day with some more WE HUNT THE FLAME ( @fiercereads). . I’m loving this book so far and while I made some pretty good progress, I just want to read. It’s been pretty grueling with work and I’d love more than to not look at my computer and read my books. Anyone else wanna drop everything to read their current book? Who’s ready for the weekend....already? * FOLLOW @reading.holt for more * Comment below if You like this * Tag your friends 👇 #booked#booklover#fortheloveofreading#bookblogger#reading📖 #readingislife#instaread#bookmark#bookaholic#bookstore
Hey all! I was MIA last week, so here’s a quick reading update: working on this one, liking so far but I’ve gotten a little side-tracked. Listened to Aurora Rising and What if It’s Us and LOVED both of them. I am also about 1/2 way through the ebook of Valencia and Valentine and am enjoying it as well (full review of that one to come). How is your June reading going?
I’m loving this cover revealed today by @authorjmmiller !! #repost @authorjmmiller with @get_repost ・・・ ❤ COVER REVEAL!! ❤ I've been dying to share! It's so beautiful, right? This stunning photo ... I fell in love with it and knew it had to be for SYBL. What do you think? Senior Year Bucket List Release date - July 29th (Amazon&KindleUnlimited) Genre – New Adult Rom-Com Cover Photo - @ReginaWamba Models - @joshardolf @karrahkobus Cover Design - #amyqueau . ✔ standalone ✔ second chance ✔ best friend's brother ✔ past and present . - Blogger release promo and/or ARC sign-up, -Add to Goodreads -GR paperback giveaway starting June 28th ALL LINKS IN BIO! . Caleb Samuels. Smug. Irritating. Pain in the … After high school, I was content with the idea of never seeing him again. But as his sister Merilyn’s best friend, it was bound to happen eventually. I just didn’t expect it to be at her wake, where, following a foolish, naive, and completely ridiculous incident, I’m prepared to return to my completely routine life and wash my hands of him forever. Again. Unfortunately, Merilyn had other plans. Even though she traveled the world, her final request is for Caleb and me to recreate our senior year bucket list and take her ashes along for one last adventure. All the foolish, naive, and—you guessed it—completely ridiculous memories return in an instant. He tormented me, teased me, kissed me like no one ever had, made me fall for him, and broke me like no one else ever would. Reliving it all might end with a crash worse than the first. Or maybe not. Maybe the fall would never end. . . . #senioryearbucketlist#jmmiller#comingsoon#coverreveal#newadult#romanticcomedy#romcom#newadultromance#secondchance#standalone#goodreads#bookstagram#bookcover#coverlove#fortheloveofreading#amreading#bibliophile#booklove#booklover#bookish#bookworm#bookgram#booknerd#igbooks#indieauthor#kindlereads#booksaremylife#readabook
Has your little one signed up for the @hamiltonlibrary TD Summer Reading Club yet? On the weekend the librarian who was helping toddler check out his books invited him to sign up, so we are all set to join in the fun when the program gets underway on July 1st! The program sounds great for kids of all ages. As they complete activities they can turn the little tabs from their reading club passes in for prizes, draws and a book! I’ve got a new blog post up today with more info about the #tdsummerreadingclub2019 and I’ve also shared the books that are in our regular rotation now that toddler is nearing two and a half. Check it out using the link in our profile and drop me a comment below with your suggestions of books we might enjoy this summer! 📚
What sweet children’s book have you read lately? My Daddy Rules the World: Poems about Dads is a book full of short and sweet poems celebrating the bond between father and child. We are loving these poems by #hopeanitasmith! Click link in bio to read our full review and where to purchase. Thanks @macmillankidsbooks for sending the book to us! Keep reading below for a short review. My daddy’s girls were smiling ear to ear when reading the poems about daddy. They could relate to so many of the poems and our 8-year-old could read the poems with ease. I love that the poems are short, sweet, and easy to read. Each poem flows nicely and feels just like how a child would talk about their daddy. The illustrations fit with the poems well and are beautifully done. Smith did a good job with representation. She made sure that every child could relate in some way with the stories and the illustrations. #sponsored#mydaddyrulestheworld
We have another competition for #bookfairyday! Share your favourite book fairy pic for your chance to feature on some official postcards! This is a mock up 😍 The winning photos will be featured on new postcards to be included in every book fairy bundle as well as being available on the book fairy shop on their own! There will be three or four winners and they will each receive some postcards when they are printed 🎉 To enter, simply post your favourite book drop pic from the last 12 months and use #bookfairypostcard and make sure to tag us! It must be a NEW post, and not in your story. This runs all this week! The winners will be announced over the weekend and the new designs will be shared 💚 Good luck and we cannot wait to see your entries! #ibelieveinbookfairies#postcard#postcards#competition#mail#goodmailday#bookfairieswyoming#bookdrops#fortheloveofreading
To celebrate #bookfairyday we are launching another #shareyourfirstpage competition!!!! Please share YOUR first page using the hashtag and if you have the MYSTERY WORD you have the chance to win a few new paperbacks! 24 hours only, worldwide, get posting, comment to say you’ve done it, and tag a friend too 🎉 The MYSTERY WORD will be revealed tomorrow, as will the winner! About Marriage of a Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu - Lucky and her husband, Krishna, are gay. They present an illusion of marital bliss to their conservative Sri Lankan–American families, while each dates on the side. It’s not ideal, but for Lucky, it seems to be working. She goes out dancing, she drinks a bit, she makes ends meet by doing digital art on commission. But when Lucky’s grandmother has a nasty fall, Lucky returns to her childhood home and unexpectedly reconnects with her former best friend and first lover, Nisha, who is preparing for her own arranged wedding with a man she’s never met. As the connection between the two women is rekindled, Lucky tries to save Nisha from entering a marriage based on a lie. But does Nisha really want to be saved? And after a decade’s worth of lying, can Lucky break free of her own circumstances and build a new life? Is she willing to walk away from all that she values about her parents and community to live in a new truth? As Lucky—an outsider no matter what choices she makes—is pushed to the breaking point, Marriage of a Thousand Lies offers a vivid exploration of a life lived at a complex intersection of race, sexuality, and nationality. The result is a profoundly American debut novel shot through with humor and loss, a story of love, family, and the truths that define us all. #ibelieveinbookfairies#sjsindu#marriageofathousandlies#fortheloveofreading#competition#bookfairieswyoming#bookfairieswithpride#bookfairies#pride#lgbtq#loveislove
Here’s another #medicalmondaybookclub post for ya! . I’ve seen Bad Blood by John Carreyou all over the place and finally got it from the library! I had watched the 20/20 special as well as the HBO documentary, which both follow the book almost to a tee. Unfortunately, there were no big surprises and no new information to read about, but it was still entertaining to read the details of the Theranos case and Elizabeth Holmes. . As an NP, I remember hearing about Walgreens launching its testing centers with Theranos machines, and going “Oh my god, they’re gonna test for cancer??!!”. I was actually really excited about the idea and thought it had a world of potential. And then it seemed to just disappear, and now I know why! . There’s a lot to be said on how medical technologies are developed and passed through inspections and trials. In fact, it surprised me to learn that the process of approving use of medical technologies can be short and pass through a lot of loopholes without properly being tested on patients - and then are used on patients in need! If you haven’t seen The Bleeding Edge on Netflix, definitely give it a watch. . All in all, Bad Blood is the tale of Elizabeth Holmes and her Theranos project which can be interpreted as either misguided ambition or deliberate deceit. The courts will have to determine that. Carreyou’s writing is a bit dry and possibly hard to get through if you are not familiar with the case. However, the story is unlike anything I had heard before and obviously I had much interest in. I mean, really, imagine if Theranos technology worked!!!! . If you have any other medically-inspired books that you have read, make sure to tag me because I love hearing recommendations! . Happy Medical Monday Book Club! 👩🏻⚕️ . . . . . . #badblood#fortheloveofreading#medicalbooks#nonfictionbooks#nonfictionmedicalnarrative#bookgram#labcoats#litmannstethoscope#bookstagram#medicaltechnology#bookphoto
A Dangerous Talent was a pleasant surprise--I didn't really know what to expect. The book focuses on Alix London, an art connoisseur whose father was disgraced a decade ago at the center of an art forgery scandal. Alix is struggling to make her away in the art world while living down her father's corruption. She is hired by Chris, who needs her advice about a priceless work by Georgia O'Keeffe. As Alix works to determine whether the work is genuine, she comes into contact with a host of unusual characters, including a boozy gallery owner, an eccentric museum curator, and an obnoxious, wealthy agent. Narrator Kate Rudd (I listened on @scribd) is great, and the story was engaging and fast-paced. A strong start to an ongoing series.
my tentative july reading lineup: — pride & prejudice: a romantic reread that gives me major summer vibes — call me by your name: a provocative and passionate romance that will likely break my heart — the reader: an erotic novel about love and secrets in postwar Germany — the van apfel girls are gone: a dark and twisted comedic thriller surrounding a mysterious disappearance — where the crawdads sing: a powerful, coming of age story about nature, love, and murder — the visitors: a shocking thriller that examines toxic sibling relationships and hidden dark sides Have you read any of these? What do you recommend?
Done with my holiday read And The Mountains Echoed by Khalid Hosseini. I’m not sure what I expected with this being the third of his four books I’ve read. I know that I worked hard as a reader trying to keep up with the multiple plots and characters that still have not 100% tied up for me in the end. I’m curious to know the thoughts of others who’ve read it. I’m not sure if I’m holding the author accountable to maintain his writing style from previous books 🤔 #fortheloveofreading 📚 #andthemountainsechoed#khaledhosseini
Qual série literária foi difícil de falar "tchau"?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Olha só quem finalmente começou essa belezinha. Chegou a hora de me despedir dessa série que tanto amei conhecer esse ano. Serão 992 páginas de puro amor, dor e sofrimento. Já estou preparada emocionante para tudo o que esse útlimo volume tem para oferecer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Vocês já sabem o que vão ler essa semana? Me conta aí ♥
I love reading books- and had been loving the sounds of book clubs when sisters shared their stories- women getting together to discuss good books, and there’s tea and sweet- what’s not to love...but didn’t know anyone who was running one nearby...I used to make Dua of something similar, something to work as a platform to make good readers, and to work as empowering women...and then I met the lovely sister @muslimatoday here in Dundee...and she was planning to set up a bookclub! Talk about duas being answered SubhanAllah! Alhamdolillah we’ve met about 3 times , and today was a wee Eid /pre holiday picnic indoors- we have met at our local mosque so it’s easy for sisters to attend soon after they drop their kids to the mosque madrasah - So far we have read 2 books above pictured .... some of us are avid readers, some haven’t read in years...and that’s the beauty of such groups to bring us together to discuss our take aways and how we can use them in life...and of course there’s been tea and cake 🎂....Looking forward to our new read inshAllah till we meet again after the holidays ....and keep your eyes open for a UK wide giveaway celebrating our little ‘Iqra bookclub’ coming your way soon inshAllah...for the love of reading and sake of gaining knowledge. Alhamdolillah #bookclubreads#iqrabookclub#muslimahsread#books#lovebooks#fortheloveofreading
It’s fitting that this be the next book I start. @basicbsguide says that there’s not enough time to read books you don’t love. She is also the one who recommended this book, The Unbreakables by Lisa Barr. I have been DNF’ing a lot of books lately, normally that gives me anxiety and major FOMO. But I just keep repeating what Katie says and I get through it! Thanks Katie and I hope this one is a winner!!
American Pop by Snowden Wright gets all the stars in the world from me! Although it took me ages to get through, it’s because I was savoring it (and anticipating the twists and turns to the best of my ability) rather than slogging through. The storytelling is masterful, nearly flawless and so intriguing. Wright’s ability to foreshadow had my mouth dropping open on several occasions — it’s a book you should probably read a few times to get the full effect, and I’m considering buying a nice hardback edition when I have to return my copy to the library. ✨ Based in Mississippi, the Forster family are the proud creators of PanCola, the first and most profitable mass-produced soda, made with a delicious secret ingredient. Yet, with all their success, these are still flawed individuals — for big reasons and for little ones — and their time as the South’s equivalent of the Kennedy family is starting to run out. ✨I am definitely biased to love this book from here to eternity — how could I not love a story set in the South, and more specifically one that starts in the lobby of The Peabody Hotel in Memphis, which gave me chills when I read it? For me, this story about a rags-to-riches-to-rags-again soda family could have only been created in the American South. ✨ Wright has written a perfect New Southern Gothic, touching on all the aspects of Faulkner’s original gothic as well as bringing forth new Gothic ideas about the South’s treatment of sexuality. LGTBQ+ moments abound in this book and I was excited to see a gay romance portrayed, rather than just hinted at as so much other Southern literature does. ✨ I will say that trigger and content warnings should be plastered all over this book — it’s a drama, a Gothic and a Greek tragedy all rolled into one, so most of the horrible things you can imagine, do happen to one character or another. ✨ I’m 98% sure I know what the secret ingredient of PanCola is — and it’s so very Southern —
🍳Do you like to cook? Do you buy cookbooks? 🍳Picture from the amazing @myreadingchronicles. Visit her page to get 10% off your order. 🍳I like to cook. Am I good at it? Not really. 😂 But, one of my favorite things to do is cook while listening to an audiobook. Simple recipes save my life. I actually use an Artmark to hold open the cook book. Thankfully, they’re washable.
Book 33 of 2019 A Grave Secret not A.G Barnett ⭐⭐⭐1/2 . This book was good. It's a nice light mystery. Weirdly I feel pretty neutral about ot. I have no strong opinions either way. It has a really good premise. . When mourners gather at the cemetery for a burial they find out that the grave is already occupied. The victim is linked to a tragedy that tore their sleepy littlr village apart five years ago. Can the seasoned detective and the new recruit solve who did it before others die too? . . . . . #agbarnett#anoccupiedgrave#goodreads#igbooks#reads#novel#torontolife#mystery#murder#torontolife#bookstagram#fortheloveofreading#themoreyouknow#murdermystery#grave#vegan#booksofig#bookstagrammer#loverofbooks#readthis#chaptersindigo#amazon#toronto#whodunnit#chaptersindigo#bookreview#lynnreviews##booksofig#bookstagrammer#loverofbooks#readthis#chaptersindigo#amazon#toronto#whodunnit#chaptersindigo#bookreview#lynnreviews#fictionvixon
Three things. 1. In 2019 I’ve gotten into audiobooks heavy. So I read a physical book and listen to an audio at the same time. I average about a book a week in each form (I’ll let you do the math). . . 2. This comes in super handy when I travel because I like to bring multiple books to keep from having dead space when I finish one. . . 3. I finished the book I packed literally on the way to the airport and now I’m going to finish listening to America’s First Daughter for my trip home. . . I love American history and over time enjoy reading books and different accounts to compare and contrasts to what we’ve learned throughout our lives. This book is a historical fiction novel (a favorite genre) from the letters and personal journals from Patsy Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson’s daughter. A 23hour listen and I’m halfway through. But let’s just say your family drama is not a new invention. Even our founding fathers were scandalous and petty as ever. . . If you try this read/listen method at home I suggest do two different genres to not get mixed up in the storyline you’re following in each book. Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk.