Post-apocalyptic/apocalyptic/societal breakdown books! 🌊 Why do I love reading books about the world falling apart? And why is it so hard to categorize books about dystopias and apocalypses sometimes? When I was trying to set up this photo, I was at first looking for Handmaid’s Tale-esque feminist-themed dystopias, but then I started to think about the differences between post-apocalyptic books and dystopias so I made 2 stacks, and then I separated out the feminist ones altogether to make 3 separate categories. I’m in a super weird mood tonight, guys, and it’s made categorizing books very difficult 😂 🌊 For me, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic books are about societies unintentionally breaking down and rupturing, which completely alters their ways of life and dynamics. These books offer a diverse range of ways that the world as we know it could end and/or be re-made: environmental disasters, an alternate history timeline (also another category! Noooo!), the reemergence of magic in the world. The strength of these stories is often rooted in the creativity of their worldbuilding, which, realistic or not, is usually what hooks me in. For me, dystopian books are a different category because they are predicated on an intentionally created society that, although it sometimes claims to be making the world better, does the opposite. 🌊 Do you agree or disagree with my thoughts on post-apocalyptic and/or dystopian books? What are some of your favorite apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic reads? Do the shadows in this photo look ominous or do they just demonstrate my inability to properly light my photos? Let me know in the comments 😂 🌊 #bookstagram#dystopia#postapocalypticbooks#postapocalyptic#books#bookish#bookstagrammer#reading#booklove#booklover#oryxandcrake#margaretatwood#trailoflightning#aneasydeath#charlaineharris#rebeccaroanhorse#borne#stationeleven#ageofmiracles#parableofthesower#octaviabutler#magicbites#bibliophile#bookworm
January is the month of dreams!! Or, at least it is if you're a Parliament House author! 😉 Check out my publishing house sister's upcoming book! Repost of @slampkin.author ￼Available for Pre-Order!￼Warnings from dreams Dreams never seen Words never heard... • A New Adult Paranormal Fantasy coming-of-age saga dealing with demons, drama, and spirits. Brenna must find a way to survive school while dealing with the dead on the daily! Not to mention the mysterious cult on campus... • Eighteen-year-old Brenna Whit is entering college as a freshman and starting to meet new people, but she hides a dark secret. Because of an accident that happened three years ago, her spirit wanders the Fade whenever she falls asleep. It's something she wants to keep hidden from the world, but when she sees someone watching her in spirit form, she fears the secret's out. With new friends, possibly new enemies, school, and a new crush, Brenna has too much to worry about for just her freshman year of college. • ᚹᚨᚱᛝᛁᛝᚷᛋ ᚠᚱᛟᛗ ᛏᚺᛖ ᛞᚱᛖᚨᛗᛋ ᛞᚱᛖᚨᛗᛋ ᛝᛖᚹᛖᚱ ᛋᛖᛖᛝ ᚹᛟᚱᛞᛋ ᛝᛖᚹᛖᚱ ᚺᛗᚨᚱᛞ • • • #writerscommunity#writersofinstagram#supportindieauthors #bookworm#indieauthor #author #writerslife#bookish #bookshelf #preorder#comingsoon #2019 #tbr #goodreads#fiction #darkfantasy #NA #paranormal#spirits #strongwomen #reading #amazon#barnesandnoble @theparliamentpress #kindle #bookish #bookobsessed
These are just a handful of the books I own and am planning on reading in 2019. I’m going to be following the @popsugar reading challenge and @walterandcobooksellers reading challenge for next year. I am trying to find books on my shelf that fit the prompts. I know there are a couple prompts I don’t have anything for, so those will be end of year reads from libraries. these are just 6...there are 3 more in my shelf that I’ve marked. Still going through prompts, but I’ll find them! .. What are you going to read in 2019?
🐼: Yam, kamu pernah pergi ke luar negeri? .. 🐥: Pernah .. 🐼: Kemana ? .. 🐥: Ke Papua .. 🐼: Yee itu masih Indonesia kali Yam 😚.. 🐥: Hahaha,, Ongkos buat ke Papua itu mahal banget Pan. Ke Singapura, Malaysia, Thailand, atau negara Asean lain tidak seberapa harga tiketnya. Hanya orang-orang ikhlas mengabdi, bertawakal, penuh pengorbanan, punya dedikasi tinggi membangun negeri yang mau ke sana. Orang barat saja suka ke Papua. Tapi kebanyakan orang Indonesia pada takut buat kesana padahal kekayaan alamnya melimpah, pemandangannya indah. Seindah kamu Pan.. 🐼: Huffttt... 🐥: Tapi aku pernah kok ke luar negeri. Aku pandai berbicara dalam 4 bahasa. Punya apartemen di Korea juga punya calon istri seorang model di sana.. 🐼: Asik, kenapa tidak bilang-bilang ya kamu punya kepandaian begitu. Bisa ceritakan kondisi di Korea ? .. 🐥: Well, Korea hampir sama kok kayak Indonesia. Di sana banyak banget pekerja proyek pembangunan jalan, juga petugas yang membersihkan trotoar. Cuma sungai di kota sana engga berbau busuk karena banyak sampah.. 🐼: Kapan ya sungai kita bersih 😑.. . 🐥: Itu sama seperti menunggu kapan kamu dapet jodoh. Susah.. 🐼: Apaan, iya kamu memang pandai Yam 😒 .. 🐥: Satu lagi kepandaianku, aku pandai berbohong 👻👻👻👻 . . #menulis#tulisan#baca#membaca#karangan#fiksi#hidup#motivasi#cerpen#novel#puisi#kmmdk#kmmdk15#belajarmenulis#maknahidup#inspirasi#hits#hikayat#legenda#dongeng#dialog#writing#reading#read#book#readbook#inspiration#motivation#poem#shortstory
I have been walking by a sandwich board that says "moleskin planters now available". A rather odd thing to be selling planters at a bookstore. Except that they are not selling planters, they are selling planers...to write your plans in. My secret that I lug around, like an awkward suitcase, one that is chained to my wrist, has always been chained, no matter the effort, is that I am a horrible reader, my spelling is funny, except that it's not. My math skills go beyond having some difficulty and is in the realm of life altering..I am unable to remember the simplest sequence of numbers? Remember a phone number? Remember my phone number? Forget it!! I have my address written down because I can't remember the sequence of numbers...embarrassing? Fuck yes!!! We could talk about it, or I could make art about it .......I often feel stupid..art in progress!!! #kimobrienart#quirkyfelter#stupid#textileart#reading#spelling#math#vancouverartist#yournotalone#revealingthestory#williamclarkstudios#needlefelting#stupidpeople#artinprogress
I took a day off work today. While driving, I was thinking about “retinol cream.” Really. I was wondering why I was so unlucky that I ended up with freckles and pores and honestly asking God why He made me look more like my dad than my mom. Sorry daddy😂 I stopped at a red light, right next to a bridge to get off of 35, complaining about all my imperfections when I looked outside the window. Then I observed my surroundings. . I saw a few homeless men asking for help.. Someone once told me a lot of homeless people have a mental illness but do not have family to take care of them so that’s how the end up on the streets.. I went to a Bookclub last night and discussed Eleanor Oliphant.. And that got me thinking... During this holiday season when we are expected to spend it with family and our loved ones, how difficult must it be for those that do not have family or friends in this world? . There is a lot of ugly in the world we live in.. And sometimes, it scares me so much. But, every single day, I al also reminded that there is also SO MUCH GOOD IN THE WORLD TOO❤️ So, while we observe the holiday we each honor, let us also open our hearts to those around us and spread the holiday cheer to those that we love, and those that are more difficult to love. And also ask ourselves what we can do more to make this world a more accepting and loving one. I do love December so much because of all the good I see around me. But that also starts with me. . I read NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA with @saltwaterreads last year and fell in love. So I screamed when the generous author sent me a digital version of her upcoming novel WHEN WE LEFT CUBA through a giveaway! Thanks @chanelcleeton !
Note: Ye meri Kahani nahi hai... Hm sb ki hai tumhari hai.. Jaanti ho kabhi kabhi lagta hai tum sahi thi, tumhara mujhe yun akele chor kr jaana, tumhara har bar ye kehna ki tumhe mujhe mohabbat nahi, sach hi to kehti thi tum, main hi nahi samjh paya, mujhe to bs pyar dikhta tha. Pyar Jo bs ek tarfa tha, jisne mujhe ek waqt par tod kr rakh diya tha, aaj lagta hai agar tum us waqt nahi jaati to main itna majboot insan kabhi ban nahi pata. Teri har ek baat yaad hai mujhe, un akeli andheri raaton me bs tumhara chehara hota tha, us chehare par shitaron si tim-timati tumhari aankhen, aur ek mithi khubsurat si muskan, haan mujhe aaj bhi sb yaad hai, waqt ki rah par bht aage nikal aaya hun, magar ek sannata sath nahi chor raha, ab to mohabbat si ho gai hai in sannaton se. Yaad hai mujhe un raaton me tumse guftgu karna, aaj kaal aur fr aaj ki baaten krna, bada aacha sa lagta tha tumse baat kr ke, kho sa jaata tha, din bhar ki thakan kashm kash dur si kr deti thi teri aawaz, yaad to har baat hai magar fir se un baaton me khona nahi chahta, Sikh liya hun un baaton se dur rehna, un baaton se us khyalon se, un jazbaaton se. Inhi duriyon ne to mujhe majboot banaya hai, aur agar tumhe ye lagta hai in baaton ko yaad kr ke main khud ko kamjor kr raha hun, to tum galat ho, ab mujhe tumhari koi jarurat nahi, jeena tumhi ne sikhaya hai khud ke liye. In baaton ko yaad krne ka ek hi wajah hai, ki bs ek sunaya (zero) ki yaad dilati hai ki main kaha se aaya hun, aur kaha jaunga. To be Continued.. Follow @kuchlikhnedo for Some awesome Writing @kuchlikhnedo @kuchlikhnedo #kuchlikhnedo#instapoetry#quoteoftheday#reading#word#relationshipquotes#inspiration#romantic#like#prose#instagram#instagood#wordgasm#author#artist#saying#shayari#motivation#qotd#writersnetwork#thoughts#writerslife#romance#writings#instapoem#blog#feelings#quotestagram
Alhamdulilah yesterday was our last day for crash course. Everything went smoothly and Aliff is able to read a P1 passage fluently. By Allah's grace, we have made it this far within a short period of time. Insya Allah more crash course will be coming up soon! #whizphonics#reading#phonicssg#sgtuition#tutorsg
We joined the library in May this year!📚Since then we have borrowed 208 books😱 (mostly kids books!) 👉Swipe to see what I read! 📚The No Spend Year: How I Spent Less and Lived More - Michelle McGagh 📚The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying - @mariekondo 📚The Simple Home - @rhondahetzel 📚The $50 Weekly Shop - @stayathomemum 📚Down to Earth - @rhondahetzel 📚The $1000 Project - @sugarmammatv 📚A Zero Waste Life in Thirty Days - @rocket_science 📚Simplicity Parenting - Kim John Payne 📚Clutterfree with Kids - @joshua_becker 📚How Much is Enough? - Arun Abey & Andrew Ford (kindly given to me by the lovely @treadingfire 😘) 📚Do Less Be More - Martina Sheehan & Susan Pearson 📚Slow - @brookemcalary 📚Destination Simple - @brookemcalary 📚Lost Connections - @johann.hari 📚Barefoot Investor Families - Scotty 📚The Year of Less - @caitflanders ————————————————— 💙I absolutely loved both Slow and Lost Connections. I found Slow so relatable and would highly recommend to anyone, but particularly SAHMs with small kids! 👶🏻Simplicity Parenting and Clutterfree with Kids we’re both great and had heaps of helpful information in them. 🏝If you’re looking for a quick/simple read, perhaps over the holidays,then Destination Simple and A Zero Waste Life in Thirty Days are both great! What did you read and love this year? Did you read any of these ones, let me know what you thought! ————————————————— #dfcbookclub#reading#readbooks#simpleliving#dfc#debtfreecommunity#personalfinance#simplicityparenting#lostconnections#slow#destinationsimple#barefootinvestor
The day before I left for the airport I threw these Christmas-y Minnie Mouse ears together for the Very Merry Christmas party using some twine/wire from our wedding & some fake poinsettias and greenery laying around the house. You can’t beat FREE!
Channeling Angel Shanti brought deep Peace to every molecule of my being. ☮️☮️☮️ . It was captivating to witness as Angel Shanti brought Peace to all aspects of our lives & upon every Auric Layer. 💖💖💖 . Angel Shanti brought these affirmations in: “I am at Peace.” “Peace cascades through every molecule of my being.” & “I am deserving of Peace.” 💖💖💖 . Would love to hear your favorite Peace affirmation. 💖💖💖
i’m busily reading for round 1 of the @cybilsawards in the graphic novel category, so there are going to be some late nights in my immediate future. LUISA was one of the nominees i read early on, and the art was just stunning! have you read any graphic novels lately? which ones?? inquiring minds want to know. 😊
Today I moved a full year worth of #photos from my #iphone to my #laptop That’s over 5K photos. 5017 if you want to be exact. This meant that I had two hours (it was SO SLOW!! My laptop is literally about to hit 10 years old) in which I couldn’t use the phone OR my computer so I was left with #kids and #books for entertainment. Made a good dent in this. It took about 30-40 pages for me to get into but now it’s excellent! #circe#currentread#reading#bookstagram#sunshine
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This years #bookstagram pick for Best Own Voices Middle Grade Fiction is Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes. "Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better." Twelve year old Jerome has just been shot and killed by a white police officer who mistook his toy gun for the real thing. But Jerome's story doesn't end with his death; indeed, it begins there. As Jerome navigates his new existence as a ghost, he befriends Emmett Till, a boy from a different time with a similar story. Jerome witnesses his family's pain, the media circus surrounding the trial of the police officer who killed him, and finds an unexpected ally in that police officer's daughter, Sarah. He doesn't move on, but he does come to a place of peace, and for the readers that is something. The chapters alternate between when Jerome is alive and when he's dead, but it's done in such a way that you don't read his perspective of the moments leading up to his death until the very end of the book. This is an incredibly powerful narrative device because, although you know how Jerome's life will end, you can't help but invest in his life. You will be haunted by this book, as you should be. And then hopefully, you will be the change Jerome, and Emmett, and so many others, never got to see. Recommended for ages 9-12, this should be required reading for every child in America. Book chosen by @picturebookplaydate! Check back tomorrow to see which book Mel from @spiky_penelope selects for Best Comic Book for Kids. Be sure to follow the @bookstagramchoiceawards for new selections each day and a special #bookgiveaway starting December 16. You can also vote in our "just for fun" people's choice awards voting. Find the direct link in our bio to cast your votes. #bookstagramchoiceawards #bookstagramchoiceawards2018 #ghostboys @littlebrownyoungreaders
It is day 10! 10 days of workouts! 10 days of better nutrition! 10 days of endless support from my challenge group! 👯♀️👯♀️👯♀️ ⠀⠀ I haven’t been perfect, but I’ve been consistent. I already feel more energy. I already feel a little bit stronger and have a little bit more endurance. It’s crazy how fast the body will adapt to how we care for it! ⠀⠀ I can’t wait to continue on this journey, and keep this momentum going! If you want to join me in making a lifestyle change, there is a challenge group (Healthy for the Holidays!) starting on Monday, December 17th! I’d love to make healthier choices together and cheer you on!! ❤️ If you interested (no strings attached), DM me or email me at grit.and.gratitude.carrie@ gmail.com. 🤗 ⠀⠀ P.S. Excuse my shirt 😜 . . #positivity#feelgood#healthyfortheholidays#holidays#feelproud#goals#enjoylife#gratitude#weightloss#weightlossjourney#youareabadass#liveanextraordinarylife#showup#growth#beyourbest#getstronger
💕 “She had a wild, wandering soul but when she loved, she loved with chaos and that made all the difference.” — Ariana Dancu // ☕️ 📖 For some strange reason as I was sitting on the couch this morning I had a flash back from my holiday to Europe and just how happy I was when I was there - spending every day with one of my best friends, so many adventures, so many drinks, so much beautiful food, so many gorgeous views. Sometimes when things get really hard, especially if they’ve been that way for quite a while, you lose the ability to see that anything can be different - it feels like you’ll always feel empty and broken and worthless and alone. You feel like every single day is going to be the same repetitive Myth of Sisyphus drudgery. But if we can look back, find one moment or one time when we were truly happy - even if it was fleeting, even if we couldn’t make it stay - then there is a tiny glimmer of hope. My hope for today is this beautiful memory: sitting in Amsterdam in the freezing cold with a divine coffee, Nutella downed waffles and one of my favourite volumes of poetry... so grateful I had the opportunity to experience such wonderful things and can’t wait to explore the world again 🌏 👣 #gratitude#book#quote#coffee#chocolate#happiness#food#freespirit#reading#travel#cute#beauty#fashion#girls#bookstagram#mindfulness#fitspo#love#poetry#designer#picoftheday#friends#quote#strength#picoftheday#coffee#flowers#instagood#travel#photography