Кэролайн Кепнес «Ты»⠀ ——⠀ 👁Век современных технологий, вопреки всем тем давно известным минусам о потерянной реальности, вреде и подобному, имеет один существенный недостаток, о котором вы можете даже не подозревать. Это эпоха сталкеров. Иногда безобидных, иногда навязчивых, порой профессионально скрытных. ⠀ 📲Но инстаграм может быть главным источником для отслеживания вашего передвижения, твиттер работает как быстрое уведомление о предстоящей вечеринке и пока вы расслабленно потягиваете коктейль чик в баре, кто-то за соседним столиком упоенно наблюдает за вами. ⠀ И все эти карты для слежки были предоставлены вашими руками. ⠀ ▫️Для Джиневры Бек лёгкий, бездумный флирт на кассе в книжной лавке сыграл злую шутку. В то время, как она знала лишь имя молодого продавца, прочитав на бейджике, он в ответ знал о ней всё. И даже больше неё самой. ⠀ ▫️Джиневра Бек незаметно для самой себя стала пешкой в большой шахматной партии, где-то отклоняясь от заявленных правил игры, где-то чётко им следуя. ⠀ ▫️Основной плюс книги, если покопаться, в его посыле. О том, как тщеславие и жажда
Stephen King meets Carmen Maria Machado in this complex and multi layered debut novel by Rachel Eve Moulton. One part creepy sadistic psychological thriller, another part a redemptive story about finding your way out of the darkness life can smother you with. Moulton’s writing Is illuminating and reveling , like a paper cut, this story slices quick and slowly continues to bleed out till the final page. I finished this in three separate sittings but could have easily devoured it in one fast paced afternoon, three hundred pages has never moved so fast. Like an angry river this book twisted and turned leaving you with no exit, alternating from present to past so effortlessly. . . Emma is on the run from her life, she has hitchhiked with a man that she shouldn’t have, and an undesirable altercation leaves her speeding from him and ending up in a ghost town in the Black Hills at the onset of a devastating snowstorm. Here she meets a strange boy named Earl who dons a tinfoil mask over his face concealing hideous scars and exposing only his green eyes. This strange boy leads her to his father half dead tied to a chair. His name is George and the insane ride the three of them embark on during the swarming blizzard sweeps you up into the storm. Slowly as the creepy, and bizarre story unfolds we get flashbacks of why Emma is on the run and what led her to this town in the first place, in a strange way this novel will show you true horror, and true love can be one in the same. I recommend for fans of Stephen King, Joe Hill, Carmen Maria Machado, Sara Rose Etter, and Catherine Lacy ( yes that’s how diverse this book is) . Out on 9/10 @fsgoriginals 4/5 ⭐️ . . #bookstagrammer#bookreview#bookreviewer#whatiread#readthisbook#readingtime#instabook#vscobooks#vscoreads#bibliophile#bookme#tinfoilbutterfly#newbook#readingismagic#readingissexy#menwhoread#bookstagrammer#bookish#booklover#bookphotography#bookpic#thrillerbooks#horrornovel#suspensebooks
" Мені як науковцеві фундаменталістська релігія ворожа через те, що вона цілеспрямовано підриває наукове пізнання світу. Вона вчить нас не змінювати своєї думки й не хотіти пізнавати захопливі речі про навколишній світ. Вона підкопується під науку і висмоктує інтелект". . . "Ілюзія Бога" безжально розставляє всі точки над"і" у питанні релігії і віри в Бога, приводячи беззаперечні аргументи. Кожна людина, яка прагне до пізнання світу, має ознайомитися із цієї книжкою, яка, наче свічка, вказує шлях до критичного мислення. . . Праця Докінза вражає. Зрозумілою мовою, не вдаючись до специфічної наукової термінології, він вказує на несполідовність і суперечливість текстів Біблії, яку точно не можна використовувати як наукове та історичне джерело, а також приводить аргументи в користь відсутності Бога як творця. Він наводить багато прикладів, як релігія призводить до психологічного насильства, яке зі своїми наслідками набагато гірше, аніж насильство фізичне. Дуже цікава аналогія виникнення сучасних монотеїстичних релігій і карго-культів, які з великою долею ймовірності мали схоже
On the blog now: #bookreview of The Undiscovered Self by Carl Jung. The link is in the bio! . Mass-thinking is detrimental, Jung claims, also dangerous to the proliferation of our kind. Mass crushes the insight and reflection of individuals leading to doctrinaire and authoritarian tyranny. So, he urges, we must 'find ourselves,' focus on being our own individual so that we will be less prone to falling in the hands of dictators and authority who propose “sameness” and demonise and deny the individual. What Jung proposes instead is that we should aim to become a collective comprising of individualised people. The key take-away from this book is the phenomenon of Unconsciousness. . Like Freud, Jung believes that our neglected and forgotten unconsciousness is a source of inner turmoil but unlike Freud, Jung tells us not to ignore or suppress the unconscious mind and desires to continue living but to accept that it can be violent, impure and challenging. By coming to terms with it, he claims that we can achieve a great strength and happiness and the power to make our own decisions than relying on the mass even though it is our infantile tendency to seek refuge and comfort in numbers. . This book is for everyone who is interested in Carl Jung's work but is intimidated by the sheer vastness of his anthology or the heady writing style. The Undiscovered Self is a good place to start as it provides a good background/scope of all his work. On the other hand, I also recommend this book to anyone who is on the path of self-knowledge or even a little curious to know more about themselves. I have tried my best to summarise everything of NOTE in my post and would highly recommend you check it out if reading the whole book isnt your speed! . . . . #teadupbookedout . . #booksbooksbooks#culturetripbooks#bookphotography#bibliophile#bookstagramfeature#bookstagramindia#mytravelgram#bookstagramuk#bookstagramuae#psychology#bookcommunity#unitedbookstagram#bookishfeatures
"He liked the fact that Venice had no cars. It made the city human. The streets were like veins, he thought, and the people were the blood, circulating everywhere." - Patricia Highsmith • • This one landed on my #currentlyreading pile yesterday. I'm hoping for the best.
Where was this book seven years ago when I first started reading about the physiological aspects of cultural memory, and why hasn’t anyone recommended it for me since? Well, I suppose I can only blame myself for not taking it from the shelf before, as I can’t say that I’ve been unfamiliar with the author… Erich Fromm and I go back a long time because of my obsession with The Art of Loving, which I first read (or more likely: flipped through) when I was fourteen, and which since has become a major influence in my life. Not surprising then that I feel so close to another writing of Fromm’s. Fear of Freedom is his earliest work. It was first published in English in 1942, and he offered it as a contribution to understand the crises which he felt was present in the early 1940s, but I find that the book is still extremely relevant nowadays. Freedom, submission, the need to connect, and the ability to be alone- what could be more important? I’m only half-way through but I find it thought provoking, a book that inspires me to discover more. So far I have made notes to look up things in Beauvoir, Hannah Arendt, Cioran, Nietzsche, Vonegut, John O’Donohue, Beckett, Virginia Woolf, Aristotle, Carl Sagan, and so on. It appears my reading list has just become miles longer, and I enjoy it immensely. At the same time, I must say that I think there is nothing more dangerous than finding a book that reflects our beliefs about the world so perfectly. To discuss our ideas and beliefs with likeminded people is one thing, but to see them written and printed gives a sense of self-justification, and I think we must try our best, despite the convenience of feeling some sort of _belonging_ towards the writer who thinks so much like us, to stay open to other ideas and let our worlds shaken up every now and then… #book#bookstagram#bookish#literature#bookworm#booknerd#shelfie#bookhaul#bibliophile#reader#igbooks#englishliterature#booklover#vscobooks#readup
It is an incomparably good day as a teacher when you can craft a lesson around writers that you are reading. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The Danger of a Single Story: still powerful a decade on. “It is impossible to talk about the single story without talking about power. There is a word, an Igbo word, that I think about whenever I think about the power structures of the world, and it is ‘nkali’. It is a noun that loosely translates to ‘to be greater than another’. Like our economic and political worlds, stories too are defined by the principle of nkali. How they are told, who tells them, when they’re told, how many stories are told, are really dependent on power. Power is not just the ability to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person. The Palestinian poet, Mourid Barghouti, writes that if you want to dispossess a people, the simplest way to do it is to tell their story, and to start with, ‘secondly’. Start the story with the arrows of the Native Americans, and not with the arrival of the British, and you have an entirely different story. Start the story with the failure of he African state, and not with the colonial creation of the African state, and you have an entirely different story.”
Hi there bookworms! I’ve teamed up with a few very cool bookstagrammers and we’re hosting a shoutout for shoutout session to share all your cute and inspiring accounts! We want to spread more love in the world of bookstagram and thought this would be a perfect opportunity to do so, here are some rules! RULES: •Must be following all our accounts ( @bookish__universe @booksfor.mee @dreamingofchapters @erulastiell @wldflowerbooks and @libraryofnineties ) Please make sure you’re following everyone! •Post a screenshot of our feeds in your stories for 24 hours and please tag us so we won’t miss it! •Comment “done” on this post (you only need to comment on one account’s sfs post) and tag 2/3 bookish friends. •Must be a public bookstagram/bookish aesthetic account. •This sfs session will run until Friday/Saturday and shoutouts will be returned over the weekend/beginning of next week. (between 29th of June - 1st of July). We’re really excited to discover all your amazing accounts + photos and show them some love!✨
25/50 ———————————————— Ordinary People by Diana Evans ————————————————— “Two couples find themselves at a moment of reckoning. Melissa has a new baby and doesn't want to let it change her. Damian has lost his father and intends not to let it get to him. Michael is still in love with Melissa but can't quite get close enough to her to stay faithful. Stephanie just wants to live a normal, happy life on the commuter belt with Damian and their three children but his bereavement is getting in the way. Set in London to an exhilarating soundtrack, Ordinary People is an intimate study of identity and parenthood, sex and grief, friendship and ageing, and the fragile architecture of love.”
Dzień dobry 💕 Uff jak gorąco 🥵 A jest dopiero 8 rano 🤔 Dlatego lecimy z Tosią na spacer, bo później wyjdziemy dopiero późnym wieczorem 🙃 . . . Jak Wy sobie radzicie z tymi upałami? A ma być tylko cieplej 😎 Ale w końcu mamy wakacje, co nie? To nie ma co narzekać 🤣 . . . Z książkowych tematów to skończyłam czytać "Pocałunek Cesarza" @sylwiabachleda_autorka @wydawnictwo_novaeres Może uda mi się dzisiaj napisać recenzję 😉 . . . Dzisiaj zabieram się za książkę K. N. Haner @k.n.haner "Drwal. Miłość, która narodziła się z natury" @editio.red Bardzo jestem ciekawa co mnie tutaj spotka 🤔😁😍 "Jason Parker, zraniony wydarzeniami z przeszłości, kilka lat temu porzucił wygodne życie w Cleveland i zamieszkał w drewnianym domu pośrodku lasu, z dala od ludzi. Obiecał sobie, że nigdy więcej nie pokocha. W swoim azylu tworzy rzeźby, wyrażając w nich emocje, które nie do końca rozumie. Zdolny artysta zdobywa coraz większą popularność, ale konsekwentnie odmawia kontaktów z mediami. Samantha Crow ma w życiu konkretny cel. Przebojowa i śmiała dziewczyna chce zostać dziennikarką, choć w głębi duszy pragnie zupełnie czegoś innego. Pewnego dnia dopina swego i namierza pracownię Jasona. Pod pretekstem wywiadu odważa się odwiedzić tajemniczego "Drwala". To spotkanie, które nieoczekiwanie na dobrych kilka dni uziemia Jasona i Sam w leśnej samotni, sprawia, że zamknięty i skryty mężczyzna otwiera się przed, na pozór beztroską, kobietą. Choć oboje mają wiele tajemnic i nie potrafią odnaleźć właściwej ścieżki, to tylko oni mogą sobie wzajemnie pomóc. Czasami jednak prawdziwe uczucie to za mało, by przegonić demony przeszłości." . . . Miłego dnia ❤️ #bookmorning#vscoreads#vscobook#ksiazkoholizm#bookishgirl#bookalicious#bookobsession#bookoftheday#booknerds#terazczytam#czytanie#ksiazki#bookbloggers#bookreader#bookpic#terazczytam#wakacje#summervibes
It’s only pride month for a few more days but I Have some LGBTQIA+ recs for you to read anytime this year! What if It’s Us- This book was so, so cute! I couldn’t put it down from the moment I picked it up! It follows two boys one has last his belief in love and the other believes in nothing more than love. Its a meet-cute rom-com story and you will feel all the feels! Ghosts of the Shadow Market- I know this isn’t strictly LGBTQIA, but it has several characters who are. The support a character named Anna gets from her family about embracing who she truly is, the story about how Alec and Magnus adopted their eldest child, and some heart breaking moments with an eccentric boy named Matthew are all a part of this genre and they are so emotional and fun. The 57 Bus- This one is a lot more serious but all that more important. Following/based on a true story its follows two kids. One is transgender and the other is their attacker. Its heartbreaking and infuriating and it shows this very real case/crime. Its eye-opening to just how cruel our world can be to those just trying to be themselves and live their lives. I hope you pick on of these up or another book to connect with this part of our community this month or often this year! Today’s Question: Have you read any books that would fall into the “pride” genre? Did you like it? If you haven’t read any then do you think you’ll add any of these to your TBR? Comment below! Also, don’t forget my giveaway ends Friday (check the highlight to find the post). #becauseofreading#bookpic#booktography#bookishfeatures#bookgram#ilovereading#bookobsessed#yafiction#yabooks#booklife#livres#nerdygirl#diybook#halfpricebooks#nerdgirl#igbooks#bookblog#bookgeek#epicreads#ireadya#yalovin#totalbooknerd#yareads#vscoreads#goodreads#booklove#geekgirl#bookgasm#bookdragon#bookaddict
✨ G I V E A W A Y ~ Yes, that is a copy of Colson Whiteheads' latest novel THE NICKEL BOYS (thank you book Gods aka @hachetteaus) and yep, I *might* just have TWO copies for you to win! 😏 It releases on the 16th of July so here's your chance to get your hands on it first. 👏🏼• . Interested?? All you need to do is▫️follow me▫️like this photo▫️share to your stories for 24 hours &▫️tag your Aussie friends to help spread the word (becuz we all know there's not enough of us) • . Winner will be drawn on Friday 5th of July & open to AUS residents only. (sorry international friends.) Total of two copies to be won. Not affiliated w/Instagram & all that jazz. #colsonwhitehead#thenickelboys 📖 •
What are some books the internet recommended to you❓Again, But Better was all over instagram when Christine released it, the TOG series is also all over bookstagram and that built my enthusiasm toward it (although it was a friend that had me read the first one), and Caraval is ALSO all over bookstagram. I still haven’t read it. I’m sort of cheating with this challenge- Renegades wasn’t recommended to me via the internet but I had this photo saved, and all the other ones fit the question (which I got from a #30daysofbookstagrams post online)
Q: What are your top 3 favorite YA contemporaries? Mine would most probably be these but maybe switch Turtles with TFIOS 🙈 On the side note, I just received news that my interview to enter the teaching profession would be on the 10th of July. Wish me luck guys!
smiling today bc some years back on this day i walked away from an abusive relationship and saved my own life. read below for an excerpt from my book. although fiction these experiences are very real. TRIGGER WARNING. Heavy handed blows rained down on me like a thunderstorm. Fighting back only made it worse so I curled up in the fetal position to protect my stomach. “WHAT… THE … FUCK… WERE… YOU… THINKING…” Roman wildly emphasized each word with his fists. All I could think about was my baby, the tiny life growing inside of me. The tiny life that I didn’t even know if I truly wanted until this morning when I ripped up the abortion paperwork right in front of my doctor. Now I was on my kitchen floor paying the price for my indecision. His fists felt like branding irons, hot and heavy. The marks left behind would be my reminder to never go against him. My screams were ignored as Roman unleashed his rage onto me with a fury only meant for an enemy. The more I kicked and screamed the stronger he got; his rage overflowed like a boiling pot. There was no safe place here. I couldn’t take the pain or the humiliation anymore. My instincts finally kicked in and I was going to protect my baby at all costs. Somehow, I mustered up the strength to fight back and kicked Roman between his legs as hard as I could. “Fucking bitch,” he yelled hitting the ground in pain. Now you see how it feels, I thought as I used that split second to get up and run. My efforts were in vain, I was never ever quick enough to get away from him. He stretched his long arms out and grabbed me by my hair, dragging me back down to the floor with him. “Don’t make me kill you today,” he whispered in my ear out of breath. I tried to claw at his hands that were now wrapped around my throat. “Please Roman,” my voice came out barely almost like a whisper. My airways were closing and I was beginning to feel lightheaded.
El estudió, como jamás se imaginó, cada detalle del funcionamiento del cerebro. Quería que su modelo sea perfecto, y tenía la fuente de información mas innovadora del presente, las investigaciones de su padre cuidadosamente guardadas, imposible de encontrar por cualquier ser humano común. Solo él podía hacerlo, pero para eso, debía comprender las señales.............
Este año ya cumple 10 años el rey Van ... como pasa el tiempo ... y como se mantienen las historias !!! ... La princesa misteriosa esta aquí en Amazon , de gira por el mundo desde su edición inicial en el año 2009 ... link de acceso al libro on line: https://www.amazon.com/dp/9872839107 ...
feels like I haven’t read anything in weeks, but that’s not true — I’ve read chapters, articles, exams, lists, poems, beginnings, endings, news, ads, captions, emails, letters, cards, notes. and this, a few times over, before hitting publish.
Honestly can’t stop thinking about MIRACLE CREEK.. it was THAT good! 😅 it’s no secret I’m a sucker for a ‘whodunnit’ (my @bookofthemonth boxes are strictly thrillers 😂) and this one had me trying to figure out exactly who to blame.. SO MANY LIES 🤯 📚 MIRACLE CREEK by @angiekimask In rural Virginia, Young and Pak Yoo run an experimental medical treatment device known as the Miracle Submarine―a pressurized oxygen chamber that patients enter for therapeutic “dives” with the hopes of curing issues like autism or infertility. But when the Miracle Submarine mysteriously explodes, killing two people, a dramatic murder trial upends the Yoos’ small community. Who or what caused the explosion? Was it the mother of one of the patients, who claimed to be sick that day but was smoking down by the creek? Or was it Young and Pak themselves, hoping to cash in on a big insurance payment and send their daughter to college? The ensuing trial uncovers unimaginable secrets from that night―trysts in the woods, mysterious notes, child-abuse charges―as well as tense rivalries and alliances among a group of people driven to extraordinary degrees of desperation and sacrifice. 📖 What’s your favorite thriller you’ve read recently? // #thecarodiaries#tcdreads
“We Earth men have a talent for ruining big, beautiful things. The only reason we didn’t set up hot-dog stands in the midst of the Egyptian Karnak is because it was out of the way and served no large commercial purpose.” Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles ☄️🌎
Plagued by a short attention span the past couple days so it’s a short story collection and a memoir broken into short vignettes for me this week. Enjoying both of these so far. Obsessed with their covers too. I’m not usually a hardcover fan, but I couldn’t resist this vintage copy of Pam Houston’s stories with the sunset cover and the wonky font 😍 While I love a well-designed or illustrated cover, sometimes a singular photograph can do the trick too; case-in-point, this awesome picture that serves as the cover of My Body is a Book of Rules. Do covers matter to you when buying book? I’m admittedly way too into aesthetics for them to not matter to me 🤷♀️ movie/show tie-in covers or mass-market covers are usually a no for me lol...also when covers are filled with award stickers and praise blurbs 🙅🏼♀️🙅🏼♀️ Now that I’ve gotten my high maintenance rant out of the way, I’m curious to know what you think!
What’s your favorite bookish setting or world? 💫 #bookbookowlsbirthdaychallenge : Some of mine are pictured here. The criteria was really just having some sort of culmination of imaginative writing and details throughout the story that makes the setting stand out to me. Whether it be the general feel of the world or the magic in it, I love me a good defining aspect.
Which amazing authors have you had the pleasure of meeting? @lainit was a delight, as was the ever fantastic @veschwab and I also loved meeting @say_shannon 💛 // Are there any authors you're dying to meet?
Summer walks home ⛅️ had such a lovely day celebrating my boyfriend’s 25th today ☺️ We’ve done the full works; a day out, the cinema, dinner, games, presents etc 🙈 When’s your birthday? What do you like to do to celebrate? ✨
Aghhhh we’re already nearing the end of June! And it was such a busy month that I had little time for reading (womp), and even more unfortunately got nowhere near finishing my #pride TBR (double womp) 😢 In compensation of that I thought I’d be your friendly neighborhood librarian and come forward to recommend some queer books I’ve enjoyed in the past (I think that’s how karma works anyway?) 🥳
Merhabalar herkese. Yoğunluktan ötürü çok fazla paylaşım yapamadığımın farkındayım. Bende dedim ki @okuoku1 'dan yaptığım yeni kitap alışverişimi paylaşayım. Okumadığım o kadar kitap varken hala kitap almaya devam etmek acayip zevkli çünkü okunacak daha fazla kitap anlamına geliyor her ne kadar bu ara pek sık okuyamasam da 😅. 🌸 Sırasıyla aldıklarım: *Kemiklerin şifresi *Ölülerin fısıltısı *Mezarın çağırısı *Fırın *Ellipsis 🌸 Bu tarz kitapları okurken de dinlediğim şarkıları tavsiye edecek olursam; *Broken Eyes- A new hope *Demi Lovato- Lionheart *Imagine Dragons- Whatever it takes *Imagine Dragons- Dream *Imagine Dragons-Warriors *Imagine Dragons- Damons *Eminem- Lose yourself *Lana Del Rey- Dark paradise *RM- Moonchild *RM- Different *Jensen Ackles- Runnin *Arctic Monkeys-Do I wanna know? *Andy Black- Ribcage *Future- Mask off 🌸 Siz kitap okurken şarkı dinler misiniz? Eğer dinlerseniz ne tarz şarkılar dinlersiniz ? 🌸 Yeni paylaşımlarda görüşmek üzere kitaplarla kalın 🤗. #kitappaylaşımı#şarkıtavsiyesi#kitapalışverişi#bookstagram#bookphotography#likeforlike#ig_reads #vscoreads#instabook#instalike#libraryofheart
🇷🇺 Виктор Пелевин — «Тайные виды на гору Фудзи». ◾️ 2018 год. ◾️ аудиокнига. ◾️ детектив, фантастика. ◾️ 18+ ◾️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀ Однозначно: открытие года — Виктор Пелевин.☝🏻 ⠀ Пелевин является одним из самых неоднозначных писателей современной русской прозы. Его романы воспринимаются неординарно: кто-то считает его самым переоцененным и бесталантным писателем, а кто-то его просто обожает (одна подруга даже назвала его русским Ницше!). Но насколько же хорош Пелевин? Или он бестолочь и его романы не стоит читать? ______________________________ Этот роман показал мне, что Пелевин не бестолочь. Алексей Иванов у Дудя говорил, что не понимает и не любит Пелевина, что его книги просто «модно» читать. С Ивановым пока не знаком, поэтому ничего насчет него не могу сказать. Планирую исправить это в этом году. А о Пелевине есть что сказать. ______________________________ Я был из тех читателей, которые с одной стороны не решались покупать его книги (благо я нашел аудиокнигу!), а с другой — очень хотели почитать их. Сравнивать Пелевина с Ницше можно только с того аспекта, что первого не так уж и любят в наше время, как
✨CHALLENGE TIME!✨ ⠀ Vanessa and I are coming up on 3 years of being together💕 and it’s just flown by! Super lucky to have found someone willing to tolerate my crazy book stunts and ideas, so thanks babe 😘 ⠀ So, to celebrate couples everywhere this summer, I’m starting the #kissbehindabook challenge! ⠀ Taking a break from my dangerous book stunts to try something cute instead. But don’t worry daredevils, I’ll be back with something scary soon😉 ⠀ I’m tagging a few of you to get us started! How mushy, cutesy, lovey dovey, sappy can you get?! ⠀ QOTD- if you have a significant other, how long have you been with them? Pets totally count for this, by the way. 😍🐶😙