I’m reading Harry Potter for the first time! As a kid I was banned from reading or watching the series due to witchcraft. I am so happy to be finally be reading this series as an adult! It’s such a fun read, and I feel like a child again. How much fun it would be to believe in this! I can’t believe I was cheated from this childhood series 🧙🏻♂️ What book do you feel like you “should have” read by now but haven’t? 📚
You are headed to a cutthroat dance academy where only one student moves on. But, you get to take a secret weapon, a character no one else can see. Which character do you take to help you win the coveted position??? 👯♀️ I have to talk through this one. Mia would obviously be an excellent choice as her and Mr Kindly can spy and murder anyone who crosses me. Then again, so can Inej. Lila would be excellent, as she could steal and plunder my way to the top. But then there AIDEN, who could help me find the sure fire way to win. Even if he is, a little unstable. GAH! I don’t know!!! Can’t I have all my pretties??? Fine. I’ll take the crazy AI. I have a good feeling about this... 👯♀️ Speaking of cutthroat dancing and dubious best friends, #brightburningstars comes out today and what a gorgeous cover!!! I’m halfway through and absolutely loving it. Look out for my review on Thursday, my #blogtour stop. Thank you @algonquinyr for sending me this e-copy for review!
“He looked scared. Very scared. But it went deeper than that, he looked like someone just died and that he would never be happy again. My own worry vanished, and I was immediately concerned for him. I placed my hand on his cheek, forcing his eyes back up to mine. I leaned forward and pressed my forehead to his.” ~Grace Dawson (T.Sunshine) ... Link for my novel is in the bio! ... If anyone wants to purchase one directly from me the prices are below. If you would like one shipped I can do so as well. Shipping: $2.50 Bookmark: $5 Paperback Copy: $25 Signed Copy: $30 Sighed Copy with Bookmark: $35 ... If you want me to sign your copy you already have purchased I will do so for a small fee of $5. (I hate to do it, but it’s business.) ...
“I'm standing on one of the grassy knolls right before the sand of the beach, and the breeze is gently blowing. My dress is flowy and caressing my calves. My bare toes curl around the blades of grass. My arms are at my sides with my hands facing palms up. The breeze was grazing my fingertips. I can feel it all even while writing this. It's misty, and the sun is setting making visibility poor. I'm facing away from the town with my face towards the remaining sun. It's quiet, and no one is around.” ~Grace Dawson (T.Sunshine) ... Link for my novel is in the bio! ... If anyone wants to purchase one directly from me the prices are below. If you would like one shipped I can do so as well. Shipping: $2.50 Bookmark: $5 Paperback Copy: $25 Signed Copy: $30 Sighed Copy with Bookmark: $35 ... If you want me to sign your copy you already have purchased I will do so for a small fee of $5. (I hate to do it, but it’s business.) ...
"Only you," I promised again, and the promise ran so much deeper, and we both knew it. ~Grace Dawson (T.Sunshine) ... Link for my novel is in the bio! ... If anyone wants to purchase one directly from me the prices are below. If you would like one shipped I can do so as well. Shipping: $2.50 Bookmark: $5 Paperback Copy: $25 Signed Copy: $30 Sighed Copy with Bookmark: $35 ... If you want me to sign your copy you already have purchased I will do so for a small fee of $5. (I hate to do it, but it’s business.) ...
Happy Tuesday bookworms! We just announced the first winner of our #bakingwiththebeacons challenge, woohoo ✨. We want to congratulate @dcemberjoy for winning a FREE June “HAPPILY EVER AFTER??” box! Do you want to know how to win a FREE BOX? 📚 First, subscribe to our box and receive a recipe card in our monthly boxes! 📚 Next, make the recipe and take a picture of your finished product with the recipe card. Tag #bakingwiththebeacons for your chance to win! We will pick a winner for each recipe we feature, woohoo! We are playing a little catch up so our April recipe (Cardan’s Sinful Chocolate Cake) is due by June 15th and our May recipe (Katsa’s Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies) is due by June 30th. If you want to see the Beacon Family be goofy, slightly mess up ingredients, have fun and show you how to NOT make the recipe the correct way, be sure you go to our YouTube channel and subscribe 😎. Please tell all of your friends and family and help spread the word! We are currently editing April's - "Cardan’s Sinful Chocolate Cake" video (final product shown above) and we will have it on YouTube soon. This cake turned out amazing even though we slightly goofed a little during the baking process 😊. If you do not have a recipe card and want to join in on the fun, email Papa Beacon at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will forward you all of the recipe cards we have sent out! Good luck, have fun and most of all, thank you for your continued support!
"Three turns should do it." 🕰⏳ . Happy Tuesday! We hope everyone is having a wonderful week! Only three more days until the weekend and we already can't wait 😂👏🏼 . It's a no brained that Harry Potter has such a cool magic system..it may not be as complex as other series, especially adult fantasy books (Here's looking at you, GoT 👀) but it's amazing how much has come out of Harry Potter since it was released! . Are you reading Throne of Glass/Crown of Midnight with @thebookishbox?? If so how is your progress? I'm a bit behind I won't lie, but hoping to catch up in the next few weeks! 🤞🏽 . ✨ Rad Magic systems - #bookishboxreads ✨
“We’re all monsters, Nadya. Some of us just hide it better than others.” . . . Hello, I’m back and alive from a weekend in New York! I saw Burn This, starring Adam Driver and Keri Russell, as well as Waitress with Jeremy Jordan and Shoshanna Bean. I made time to visit Books are Magic in Brooklyn, which I adored - so cute! If you want to see more of my NYC trip, pop over to @jlew8. In the meantime, I’m off to go read more of Margaret Rogerson’s SORCERY OF THORNS, which I’m loving right now.
📚REVIEW OF ROMANOV BY NADINE BRANDES (⭐⭐⭐💫)📚 This is the first time this thing happens to me with a book: I loved it and I devoured it, yet I can’t stop seeing all the places where it went wrong For starters it's described under historical fiction AND fantasy, and as a fantasy reader I expected the fantasy to be more predominant but it wasn’t. It was a retelling and I was aware it was based off of the real story of the Romanov family, but the proportion of historic fiction and magic was not equal and I personally didn’t like that. Yes, that might be my fault for expecting more, but the magic was such a small part of it, and it appears mostly towards the end of the book, that I just felt that it wasn’t enough. I didn’t know the original story of the family beyond the animated film that I am fascinated with, so I didn’t know how much of the story was going to be or being accurate, but to me it also felt like there was too much a view of the whole family and how they lived. Too many pages of how they were locked up in a house. The story tries to represent the values of love and forgiveness, of understanding, of help and survival, but I think it lacked dramatic effect. What this family endures is terrible, and tragic, and it’s awful, and even though I engaged with the love of the family, I don’t engage with all the bad things they go through. Anastasia doesn’t quite let the pain sink in as much as she forces the forgiveness and understanding. She is young, but that doesn’t mean you can’t feel the pain all the same. I engaged with everyone, except when they insisted on being super forgiving and super understanding. It’s a family exiled under soldier protection in the middle of a war in which people wants them dead, and I didn’t get the feeling that they were wanted dead. I didn’t have anxiety except because I was locked up in a house with the family. I truly couldn’t connect with the relationship even though I liked
Today I’m sharing my April 'Hold My Crown' @faecrate unboxing, I will say I wasn’t I big fan of this box, it wasn’t that I hated anything I just didn’t love anything (other than the exclusive edition of the book)… Anyway, without further ado – the unboxing: . . . 📚A sampler of The Red Sea Scrolls of Magic with a signed bookplate (added to my giveaway stash) 📚The monthly polaroid which features Game of Thrones artwork by @wiccatwolfart (sell pile) 📚Queen’s Rising/Resistance character cards designed by @rachelhanke27 and signed by @beccajross (holding onto these for now, but they’ll probably end up in my giveaway stash or sold since I have yet to read that series) 📚Ash Princess air freshener (I am keeping this, but people have said it’s a very strong scent and I don’t actually have a car... So I’m not sure what I’m doing with this really…) 📚ROAR inspired soap (sell pile) 📚Metal Aelin bookmark 📚Tiny crown necklace 📚Marie Lu inspired cushion cover with art by @reading.revelry And the book is…..📚👑📚 City of Veils by @susherevans – this is an exclusive @faecrate edition designed by @noverantale with a signed bookplate. I love this cover and it was the main reason I ordered this box since I wasn’t a big fan of the fandoms they advertised it as having. 😊 . . . #ttawoabw#thetroublesandwoesofabookworm#ausbookishfeatures#bookblog#bookblogger#bookstagram#bookstagrammer#bookaddict#bookworm#bibliopile#bookdragon#books#booknerd#bookish#reader#yareads#iloveya#yabooks#yalit#booksubscriptionbox#unboxing#subscriptionbox#faecrate#fccrown#faecrateunboxing#cityofveils
So, I’ve been working as much as I can on the book sleeves I’ve been promising, and: I’m almost done! This batch took me a bit longer because I played with different sizes and styles, one of which is this bookmark sleeve I have in the photo. I only made FOUR of these, one for each of the books I made designs for. So, I present you with my Descendant of the Crane design! Each sleeve is reversible and this one, while you can’t tell in this picture, also has a pretty pink fabric on the inside. I will definitely have all of the book sleeves available in the shop by this weekend and I will be releasing them all at once! SO, if you’re interested keep an eye on my stories for the notification! There will be a variety of sizes and styles (I even did some with pockets 😉)! The fandoms/books I included are: Descendant of the Crane, Aurora Rising, the Wintersong duology, and Priory of the Orange Tree! link to my Etsy is in my bio! . . . . . I was tagged by @titanicreader in the #asidesfrombooks tag: 🖤 Dream location: I would LOVE to live in Boulder, Colorado. If I were to ever leave the states it would be to live in Paris, I just absolutely adore it and miss it all the time even though I only had one brief visit. 🖤 Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones, Brooklyn Nine Nine, and Bobs Burgers. I’ve watched all of them multiple times 😂 🖤 Last film watched: Howls Moving Castle (one of my all time favorites)! 🖤 Current Read: I have a few going: Legendary, Shadowsong, and Piecing Me Together 🖤 Favorite color: Pink and yellow 🖤 Favorite food: chocolate 🤤 . . . . . #yabooks#yalit#yabookstagram#yadiversity#yareads#yainclusion#diversityinya#bookstagram#instabook#booknerd#bibliophile#ireadya#bookcommunity#yacommunity#bookishlove#bookstagrammer#ilovebooks#readersofinstagram#readingislife#booklife#bookphotography#bookish#bookishmerch#bookmark#joanhe#descendantofthecrane#booksleeve#bookmarksleeve#etsyshop
Hey Everyone! Today's post is a little different. First I wanted to say thank you to all my wonderful booksta besties on here and the booksta community in general, everyone has been so supportive and kind. I have been going through a really tough time mentally, and just doing the basic daily tasks (like getting dressed, and making food) have been difficult. If I haven't been commeting on your pictures, if I have been taking forever to DM you back, or not replying to comments just know I love you all and I am NOT ignoring you. I have just been drained and have had no energy to get on here. But I'm doing a little better now and finally have some energy to take pictures and be acive again. . I have yet to read LOTR but I LOVE the bookends that @shelflovecrate made, and I am hoping to start the Hobbit soon (even though I've been told you can skip it and just read LOTR). . QOTD??: Tell me a kindness you have done for someone or someone has done for you lately. AOTD: So many people have been kind to me in the booksta community lately that I am going to go ahead and shout them out on my stories. It might take awhile because of how many wonderful people I've met 😊❤ and fingers crossed I don't miss anyone 🤞 . #slcsaintsandsinners#shelflovecrate#lordoftherings#lotr#bookends#bookworm#bookstagram#book#reading#tbr#bookseries#series#bookcover#prettycovers#books#igbook#book#igbookstgram#bookig#barnsandnoble#ya#yareads#yabooks#yalit#yaliterature#tolkien
✨ SHOP CHANGE NO. 3 ✨ What scents are you hoping to see restocked next? — ↡ RESTOCKS ↡ I love you all but you are CRAY CRAY when it comes to restocks 😂 I make dozens and dozens of products aside from boxes every month and they sell out so fast! I am learning that at some point I have to set a limit as far as how much I make for you guys a month. If I get burnt out that means no more bath products for everyone and we’ll all be sad 😭. Restocking every item in every restock scent every month isn’t realistic for a long-lasting plan for me (unless you are okay with me being emotionally and physically dead), so we are going to make a new one! I know it sucks you guys won’t get to do GIANT hauls of every scent in every product every month but hopefully this will help my sanity and your wallet 🙈. — Each month, I will restock all restock scents ONE PRODUCT TYPE at a time. Later this week, I will start the voting rounds for the next restock scent line (to ship in July) and they will be restocked as follows: ↠ JULY: Candles ↠ AUG: Lotions ↠ SEPT: Perfumes ↠ OCT: Bath Soaks ↠ NOV: Soap Bars ↠ DEC: Bubble Baths In December, I’ll be hosting another restock vote to start over the process! So, it’s super important that you guys pick your favorite scents because they’ll stick around for a while. 💗 I know things are changing but these growing pains are necessary so I can grow and serve you better! 📷: the stunning @reviewbythepage
Hey book dragons! Which is a recent cover buy or which has been your favorite cover release this year? . . . Oh my I have so many like Aurora Rising, With the Fire on High, Bloodwitch and a few others! 😅 . . Summer Quarterly Box theme from @spearcraftbookbox is "It Came from the Mist" don't miss out! . This box will include a new hardcover YA horror-fantasy release and the items will be inspired by the works of Stephen King! . You can use XIOMY10 at checkout and on all the other subscriptions soon to be released! . . Showing off the Spring Quarterly Box, items included were the following: . 🔹Barnum & Jumbo enamel pin set created by @philosophersguild 🔹Greatest Showman inspired soy circus candle* 🔹Circus quote bronze glass pendant necklace* 🔹Circus socks great for Sock Sunday 💕 🔹Animal crackers (yep mine is open I'm impatient 🤪) 🔹The Amazing Tattooed Lady art print designed by @dakotahblackart and the theme card 🔹Disney Dumbo inspired circus earrings 🔹Water for Elephants inspired Rosie's handmade soap* 🔹Greatest Showman inspired double sides art print 🔹Caraval inspired black cherry bathbomb 🔹The Night Circus & PT Barnum stickers 🔹The Greatest Showman PT Barnum double sided bookmark 🔹Enchantée inspired post card, an author letter, and bookplate 🔹Book: Enchantée by Grita Trelease . *All items exclusive to @spearcraftbookbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #spearcraftbookbox#bookbox#bookish#spearcraftbookboxphotocontest#yalit#bookishmerch#bookstafeatures#bookphoto#thebookstagram#yareads#bookishflatlay#bookmerch#bookmark#bookunboxing#amolivros#bookster#bookgram#reading#amreading#biblio#bookstagram#readersofig#bibliophile#bookwormlife#booknerdigan#bookishlove#cozyreading#totalbooknerd
🌎• bookstagram ft. my what’s in my AP Environmental Science/ Physics teacher’s classroom bookshelf • Q: do you have any methods of which you try to lessen your carbon footprint? Or are there any methods out there that you’d like to try?
What was the last book that broke your heart? . I think for me it was Clockwork Princess! No spoilers but omg 😩😭😩😭 if you’ve read the then you probably know what I’m talking about, if you haven’t read it then you need to read this series ASAP! Tessa, Jem and Will are just such amazing characters!!
“I love all of your analogies, they make me smile, and it drives the guys crazy when I grin like a fool at the piece of paper. So, it's two birds for one stone.” ~Mason Hamilton (T.Sunshine) ... Link for my novel is in the bio! ... If anyone wants to purchase one directly from me the prices are below. If you would like one shipped I can do so as well. Shipping: $2.50 Bookmark: $5 Paperback Copy: $25 Signed Copy: $30 Sighed Copy with Bookmark: $35 ... If you want me to sign your copy you already have purchased I will do so for a small fee of $5. (I hate to do it, but it’s business.) ...