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What are you reading this weekend? I’m hoping to finish Americanah (which I am loving) and start The Winter People! It’s cold here so it’s the perfect weekend to stay home and read. ❄️💙
Hi booklovers, long time no see!
You may (or may not have) noticed that I’ve been absent from bookstagram for the better part of 5-6 months. If you follow my personal account (@samantha.roza) you might have seen my updates about what’s going on, but for those who haven’t - I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of last year and have been undergoing treatment.
It’s been a rough few months, and it’s taken me a while to adjust to the chemotherapy cycles and the way it leaves me feeling. But I’m hoping that the next few months of treatment are easier to handle and that I’ll be able to get back to enjoying some of the things I love so much.
Like reading and reviewing books! Oh, how I’ve missed you guys! I’m looking forward to catching up on all the book news and releases, and talking to you all again.
Feels good to be back 😭🥰
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“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” ― Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad⠀
Going into this book, I knew it was extremely likely that I would love it. I mean it’s Margaret Atwood and it’s a retelling of The Odyssey, how would I not love it? I’m happy to report The Penelopiad was a five 🌟 read for me. ⠀
The story takes a look at Homer’s The Odyssey but told from the perspective of Penelope and her twelve hanged maids. Atwood sought out to examine why the twelve maids were hanged and what was Penelope really up to while Odysseus was away. In true Atwood fashion she weaves together a poetic and thought provoking take on the original story. I don’t want to give anything away, because it was a delight going in with very little knowledge of the story. I loved it and highly recommend it for anyone who is looking for some feminist fiction or anyone who loves Atwood to retellings of myth.⠀
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•I really can’t come up with a good caption...
•do you have any hobbies? If so, what?❤️
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“For a moment the image before us is frozen: our world, our lives, reduced to a handful broken stars half lost in uncharted space. Then it's gone, the view swallowed by the hyperspace winds streaming past, blue-green auroras wiping the after-images away. Until all that's left is us”🌌✨
Hi friends! I sacrificed my hands on my walk for this #thespineswalks photo, because it’s FREEZING 🥶 but worth it to show you this pretty street and gorgeous book cover! I’m currently reading THE IDIOT by Elif Batuman and I’m definitely hearing those of you who told me it is a slower read, but I’m intrigued by the main character, Selin. I’m also permanently in process of learning Turkish, so I’ve loved reading about her heritage & linguistic deep dives into the language. I’ll let you know how I like it as I get deeper in!
💭 Whatcha readin this weekend?💭 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
Hey everyone. The weekend is almost over. Has it been a good one? I sure hope it has! ~
#fangirlsbookishfebruary worst heartbreak...obviously when we lost Sirius💙👎💔
#cuddleupwithfebruary shout out to a smaller account. If youre not following Ashley @bookstagram13 you need to be. Ive never met a reader like her plus she's amazing and my bffl!!!
John Irving - The Cider House Rules
Raised from birth in the orphanage at St. Cloud's, Maine, Homer Wells has become the protege of Dr. Wilbur Larch, its physician and director. There Dr. Larch cares for the troubled mothers who seek his help, either by delivering and taking in their unwanted babies or by performing illegal abortions. Meticulously trained by Dr. Larch, Homer assists in the former, but draws the line at the latter. Then a young man brings his beautiful fiancee to Dr. Larch for an abortion, and everything about the couple beckons Homer to the wide world outside the orphanage.
📣: fans metroPop mana suaranyaaaaa
selamat hari minggu, bookish~~~
apa yang bakal kalian lakukan hari ini?
aku? aku mau bagi-bagi rekomendasi lagi! sesuai tema #FHRYphotochallenge hari ini: Happy Ending. 😆
semua buku di foto a.k.a adri dkk series a.k.a seri pertama buatan kak aliaZalea (yang kedua seri pentagon). ada 6 buku yang semuanya happy ending! keenam buku ini udah dicetak ulang belasan kali karena emang menurutku ceritanya asik banget. aku juga suka gaya tulisan kak aliaZalea yang selalu bikin aku ketawa. buat yang ngaku cinta novel metroPop harus nyoba baca buku-buku ini.
6 buku punyaku nih cover-nya beda generasi semua hiks, abiiis aku belinya kan nabung dulu dan giliran udah beli cover lama eerh cover barunya pada nongol dan unyu luar biasa 😭 kadang, aku jadi tergoda untuk beli lagi yang cover terbaru saking lucunya tapi auto ingat uang yang pas-pasan hahaha
selamat berakhir pekan, bookish~~
selamat bersenang-senang 😘
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"I’ll say that I miss you, but it won’t fill up my empty heart tonight."
This book and this album is basically all i've been obsessing over lately 😍
I finished The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo last week and all I want to do is reread it. I can't believe it took me so long to read it but it's definitely found it's way on my favorites list.. ♡
If you haven’t read this inspiring book - Made in America by: Sam Walton - by one of the most successful business man in history, you are missing out on a lot of knowledge...
“It’s about believing in your idea even when other folks don’t, and about sticking to your guns.”
In anything we do, we will always have critics. There will always be people who doubt you when you start to rise to the top. In this book, it reminded me to “swim upstream” and follow your OWN intuition.
Sam Walton, the creator of Wal-Mart talks about in his book how the single biggest factor to his company’s success was his ability to swim upstream and go against the crowd.🔥
Wether your in business like Sam Walton or not, everyone needs to read this book. To succeed in anything in life you need to have the COURAGE to go against the crowd...
Trust me read this book... you won’t regret it! 📚I’ll put the link for it in my BIO if your interested...
(PS: I just bought a copy for my friend... Amazon’s doing a special 47% discount on this book!!😀)
Very excited about the new project I've been working on. I know a lot of people are expecting The Starhawk Chronicles, Book III, and I am working on that, but the problem has been that I have encountered so many plot snags that working on that particular tome became cumbersome and just not fun for me. If I can't enjoy myself while writing, then chances are my readers won't enjoy it either, and I just can't write like that. I WILL get back to Book III, but I need to throw my creative juices into something that I'm passionate about.
My new project is tentatively called "Privateer", chronicling the adventures of pirate captain Tori Darkmyer and the crew of her ship Fallen Angel, and actually harkens back to my original Starhawk story, that originated in high school. Set about 25 years before TSC, Privateer tells the story of the Fallen Angel's crew and their adventures set during the Confederation/Harkonian War, alluded to in The Starhawk Chronicles. Though this is a new crew, some familiar faces will pop up, most prominent of which is the character of Kleezha Salga Krist, who played a role in Rest and Wreck-reation.
By no means a new project for me, nevertheless, I am finding this new tale to suddenly have taken on new life and is practically writing itself. Whether it will be a novella or full-fledged novel, I cannot say. I just have to see where Tori and her band of rogues take me. I will, of course, post updates as to the progression of this story.
For the record, the image below is just a placeholder to give an idea of what the Fallen Angel might look like. I have no intention of ripping off the Millenium Falcon.
Review of The Lost Man by Jane Harper!
I’ve always been a huge fan of Harper ever since she wrote The Dry, but for some reason, liked this one a little less better than her other two. Having been said this, it doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy this one, I 100% did!
I think that aside this novel being a mystery, it was also a story about family and the relationship between Nathan and his Xander. Although they were slowly trying to uncover the mystery of what happened to Nathan’s brother, Nathan and Xander’s relationship was expressed throughout the story and we got to see the real reason that they aren’t very close.
We also get to see the broken relationship of the whole family such as with Nathan and Bub (his brother) and even their mother. This creates some tension and we do get to see the dysfunctional family that they really are. We also get many secrets that become revealed near the end of the novel and that is where the novel starts to build up to its great conclusion.
I do think that Harper missed the line a little but I did like the ending of the novel and although the novel was a little bit rocky, Harper always manages to pull through with an amazing ending!