Book 2 of #thereadingrush read! The Other Mrs Miller by Allison Dickson was a very enjoyable domestic thriller. Quick and easy to read during this read-a-thon! The front cover claims for fans of The Woman in the Window but this is a far better thriller (Blugh to The Woman in the Window: unpopular opinion alert 🚨). The title of the book actually gives away far less than you would think and the story is fantastic! I would pitch this book to fans of The Girl on the Train (which I am: popular opinion alert 🚨) although the story is completely different, it had the same great vibe. Thank you to the lovely team at @hachetteaus for sending me this to review!
💥The Bookie Trials 2019 Recap💥 I haven't posted in a while, but that's because I've been focused on competing in #thebookietrials for team #scribe. The trials aren't technically over yet since they last the entire month of July. @the.book.junkie.trials 🙌 There were five challenges that correspond with your team, but those overachievers could also complete the other teams' challenges for a total of 17 books to read! Which I completed as of today 💁♀️ Here are my challenges, the books, and the format in which I read them. :) 📖 1. Dwarf Mount// Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas 📱 2. Apothecary Towers// Hunted by Meagan Spooner 📖 3. Great Library// Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff 🎧 4. Drowning Deep// Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody 📖 5. Bookie Grail// Stardust by Neil Gaiman 📖 6. Crimson Peaks// City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare 📱 7. Queendom Stone// Master of Restless Shadows by Ginn Hale 📱 8. Forgotten Forest// Becoming the Dark Prince by Kerri Maniscalco 📱 9. Weeping Falls// They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera 🎧 10. Orc Grove// Dread Nation by Justina Ireland 📱 11. Old Pirate Cove// Sea Witch by Sarah Henning 📱 12. Glimmer// Small Spaces by Katherine Arden 🎧 13. Draconic Isle// The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan 🎧 14. Elven Guard// Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff 🎧 15. Hallow Isle// The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman 📖 16. Empty Barrel Inn// The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh 📱 17. Giant Squid// Silo Boys by Amy-Brooke Odell And that completes the challenge! Huzzah! 🎉 📖 Nevernight by Jay Kristoff 🎧 The Call by Peadar O'Guilin 📱 *eARC* Resurrection Girls by Ava Morgyn 📚 108/50 Year Goal 2019 #read#reading#tbrlistthatneverends#bookworm#bookblogger#bookblogging#bookstagram#readingchallenge#readalong#cassandraclare#amandafoody
On August 1st, I'll begin read-along of this marvellous book of essays by Sara Maitland: Gossip From the Forest: The Tangled Roots of Our Forests and Fairy Tales. I typically do folklore research on my own, and I always wish I had more people to discuss my reading with, so this will be an experiment in worldwide-folklore-book love! I'll make a weekly post or video sharing my thoughts and asking questions to provoke thoughts from those who read along with me. One handy feature of this book is that it is made up of essays, so you can pick up anywhere you like. I'll be sharing other folks' read-along posts as well, so please show me your face with the book, or where you're reading the book, or your pet rabbit chewing it (whatever!) with the hashtag #forestreadalong so I can share in your joy. If you don't want to order or buy the book, you can see if your local library has it, or ask them to borrow it through an interlibrary loan. Oh how I've missed my undergraduate English degree days of discussing good text!
I am so excited for August because it's #dragonmonth2019 !!! @abookishdragon and I have been planning this month for awhile and we are so excited to introduce it to you now. . The concept is simple. Here are the details: . -Read a book (or books) during the month of August that includes a dragon. We will put some dragon book ideas in our stories soon. . -Post a dragony picture sometime in the month of August using the hashtag #dragonmonth2019 .Rachel and I will be shouting out some of our favorites in our stories. Post as many dragony pictures as you want through the month! I'll be posting a handful and they will all have dragon cookies that I'm very excited about. . -Watch out for a giveaway post in early August. We will be giving away a dragon book of your choice! . Will you be participating? What is your favorite dragon book? Share this post with anyone you know who loves dragons! . . . . . #theboookishcookier#abookishdragon#dragon#dragons#bookdragon#dragonbooks#mythicalcreatures#dragonmonth#breathefire#bookstagram#readalong#readathon#giveaway#photochallenge
Can you hear the deep flapping of dragon wings approaching overhead and feel the scorching wind of their breath? That’s because @thebookishcookier and I are declaring August #dragonmonth2019! We hope you will all join us for a glorious month of reading and sharing about dragon books. It’s super simple to join. Read on to see what’s going on! • • -READ: Read one book in August that features a dragon! If you’re anything like me, that’s something you were planning on doing anyway 😉 We will share a list of suggested dragon books in our stories soon—a mix of favorites and some promising titles from our TBRs. 🐉 • -POST: Share at least one (but obviously the more the merrier 🐉) dragon-y photo using the hashtag #dragonmonth2019. We will be sharing some of our favorites throughout the month! 🐉 • -GIVEAWAY: We will also be hosting a giveaway during August for one dragon book of your choice! 🐉 There it is, short and simple! Are you going to join us in celebrating dragons and dragon books? Spread the word and start thinking of what dragon book you want to read! I’m excited to choose my dragon read or two for the month. • • Very important question: Who’s your favorite dragon from literature? Smaug the Chiefest and Greatest of Calamities will always remain my favorite. 🐉🔥
I'm super excited to announce I will be hosting a KEEPER Readalong for the month of August! With Seeker's release right around the corner, I thought this would be the perfect way to brush up on what happened in Book 1! Plus, this will be the first time I've read through my own book since it released last January! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⚡️Swipe ➡️ for the schedule and be sure to grab a copy of Keeper so you can join me! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⚡️At the beginning of each week, I'll be posting some discussion questions, as well as some fun facts about the chapters. I'll also be doing some fun stuff in my insta stories! If you participate and use the hashtag #keeperreadalong, you'll be eligible to enter some fun prizes from me! Just make sure if you post your reading progress or reactions that you keep it non-spoilery! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⚡️On September 2nd, after we've finished the book, I'll be going live to answer any questions you might have and give you some sneak peeks at Seeker! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⚡️I'm so excited about this and I hope you'll join me! If you have any questions, please let me know! See you guys on August 5th! . . . . #keeperreadalong#keeper#seeker#kimchance#laineystyles#laineyanddty#yaparanormal#yacontemporaryfantasy#readalong#amreading#tbrpile
Tuesday is my Monday and Mercury is in retrograde so this Mug Monday is actually brought to you by Tuesday morning. . . I'm trying to get back into a routine of reading every morning and finally getting back to Zadie Smith's essay collection. I'm really enjoying it, but I need a dedicated chunk of time so I can read through a whole essay in one sitting. My work commute isn't long enough for that, but it's when I get most of my reading done, so it's back to morning reading! It's a good routine, especially paired with coffee, and it let's me chill a bit before heading off to work. . . This is my favourite mug ever by @fishseddynyc and you should check out their amazing housewares. They did one for @strandbookstore with stacks of books and it's adorable. . . Do you have a morning reading routine?