I can’t explain how much I truly love these books 📚❤️ •
If you love Tudor history I would HIGHLY recommend this series. Each book is about one of Henry VIII’s wives in their perspective - you all know I love Anne Boleyn 🥰❤️ The next book is about Anne of Cleves his fourth wife. It will be published May 14, 2019. •
What are some anticipated books you are waiting for this year? •
"Yeah, I know, I'm a bit of a disaster. But hey, aren't we all? Doesn't mean we can't fly." - M.K. England, The Disasters // Hi, hello, it's been a long time I know. School has been kicking my butt lately.
Woohoo look what arrived in store today! A mix and match cake heaven. There are ten base cakes, fifteen different toppings and a flavour chart to guide your mix & matching. Seriously you can’t go wrong! We’ll all be master cake makers in no time 😍 PS/ the photography is heavenly too! Congratulations @odettewilliams everything about this book is delicious 😍
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It’s 80° in Seattle this evening and I’m starting Bad Blood on our roof while I wait for my boyfriend to join me. Easily the best evening plans I’ve had all winter 😍 Can you spot Mt. Rainier and the tippy top of the space needle?
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As much as I love reading, I don’t get time for it because of my studies. Almost the entire day I am out and when I come home, I have bunch of other things to do, which holds me back from reading. Ughh!! It’s so annoying. .
Currently I am reading the book 2 of Ministry of Curiosities. I’m loving it. I admire the author’s writing style. She is my inspiration for “Show don’t tell”. She entices the readers right into the scene and holds them till the last page. She is brilliant! .
This is an emotionally stunning book. When Claude is 5, he decides he wants to be a girl when he grows up. What follows next is years of confusion, understanding, exploration, heartbreak. I admittedly chose this book as just one step to educate myself about transgender identities. I couldn’t have expected the poetic metaphors, the profound questions, and all the swaths of gray we truly live in, but somehow don’t see.
I closed this book feeling like my eyes were open a little wider. Like so many things that so many of us see as just One Way are truly more fluid, but that at some point, we put up dams. Because that’s how it’s supposed to be.
At the heart of this book is a story about family and unconditional love. It’s moving. It’s intimate. It’s thought provoking. Read it.
AOTD: honestly, I don't think I'd choose any time, but right now. I can't imagine life without indoor plumbing 😅 and as close to equal rights as we've ever had. Although, if I had to choose, I love the idea of the Victorian Era and Industrial Revolution.
All the Walls of Belfast by @sjcarlsonauthor is a powerful YA debut; set in post-conflict Belfast (Northern Ireland), alternating between two teenagers, both trying to understand their past and preserve their future.
If you would like to learn more about the book or purchase a copy click on the link in my bio! I've included the summary in the comments.
I have partnered with the author for an amazing giveaway! See the details down below:
Enter to win an finished copy of All the Walls of Belfast
I spend so long on @goldsborobooks website last night and now I'm obsessively checking the website for updates 😂😂
Ahh, man! If I don't get it, that's the way the cookie crumbles but you can bet your cutie batootie I'm gonna try my darn tooten best.
just over a month to go before the release of After She Left! we can’t get over the cover design for this one😍 if you’d like a sneak peak inside, head to https://www.impactpress.com.au/after-she-left 📖
FitzGerald, Edward (trans). RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM. With Preface by Nathan Haskell Dole. (Mosher, 1900). Vest Pocket Series. Bound by Florence Foote, student of Cobden-Sanderson. 1901 Christmas gift from Helen C. Burnham to John A. Burnham, Jr. Bishop Collection.
Happy Saturday everyone!
It's purple today on #jennsrainbowchallenge and this was a fun one to set up. Apparently I have a lot of purple books so I had to be quite choosy about what went in this photo.
What are you up to this Saturday?
Mine has been pretty great so far - it was supposed to be my other half's turn for a lie-in today, but instead he got up and took the kids out, leaving me in wonderful peace (and left me a pot of coffee 😍)!
There is so much interesting discussion in The Beauty Myth - I struggled to pick just one quote for today:
'Women's writing is full to the point of heartbreak with the injustices done by beauty - its presence as well as its absence.'
- Naomi Wolf
Currently on the second book of The Lord Of The Rings and of course I am loving it. It's so nice to see the characters in a new light compared to the movies. I really enjoy the more in depth talk about the history of the world (although I am always reading small parts of the Silmarillion with it), the different ages, history of the rings and the different people and their roles and goals. Fun fact: I had absolutely no idea there was so much singing in these books, I love it. Which book is your favourite in the series and who is your favourite character? Can you guess mine?
Are you excited for the Tolkien movie? I actually think it looks quite good! 🖤