#bookhaul : All these books for just $9! The bottom three I purchased from @mckaysgreensboro and the rest were gifted to me 🤓❤️ This bookworm is ecstatic 🥳 Fun fact: Final Word by John MacArthur doesn’t release until June 2019!
Book 15 | 🌟🌟🌟🌟
People with CF aren’t supposed to get within six feet because we could end up catching each other’s bacteria. After all that CF has stolen from me, I don’t mind stealing something back. Three hundred four millimeters, twelve inches, one foot. Just one foot closer. Five feet apart, are you in?
Move over TFIOS, make some room for Five Feet Apart.
I am a sucker for a good YA Romance, especially if it seems like it may not end in a happily ever after walk off into the sunset. It is undoubtedly my guilty pleasure. I went into this book hoping that it would meet my expectations of the almost-romance that I so love and oh boy, this book got me. When a book can make me truly feel something whether that be joy or more commonly heartache, I know I'm going to fall in love with reading all over again. This book brought me on an emotional rollercoaster and I found myself going from laughing out loud to tears running down my cheeks. I was so pulled in to what would happen that I binge-read the entire book in almost one sitting (I inevitably needed sleep, but woke up early to finish this morning which is a rare occurrence for me). Rachael Lippincott sucked me in to the world of a person with cystic fibrosis and made me ache for their struggles, helping me to get a very small glimpse into their world. I think we need more books like this, which talk about disabilities and struggles in such a real and raw manner, that make us realize just how much we take for granted.
Side note: can we talk about how BEAUTIFUL the original cover is? I was so sad when all I could find was the movie adaption version but I had to get my hands on the book before going to see it in theatres.
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"We learn from failure not from success." So here's my review, i know its a bit early but as soon as i finished it i wanted to share my reviews. Dracula is a gothic novel by Bram Stoker and was published in 1897. So it comprise of journals, letters and telegrams. Its main character is Jonathen Harker who was an english lawyer. He went to Transylvania to meet his client Count Dracula for some land transaction. When he discloses his destination to the locals their, they had some kind of fear for him but he continued his journey and when he reached the castle dracula, he was welcomed by the Dracula himself. Dracula was a pale and a gaunt looking man with his red lips and sharp cannies. Due to some further incidents in the castle he reveals the secret of dracula being a vampire who lives by drinking human blood. So from here the story starts and further main events occurs. But it didn't came up to my expectations because the reviews i had of it were awesome and i have seen much more than this so i was a little disappointed. But the way it is written is just hit you on the spot. I'll give it a rating of 7/10. And if you like my review or you think that there must be something more to it so then please let me know it in the comment section below. #bookworm#booklover#bookalcoholic#bookobsessed#bookaddict#bookgeek#bookoftheweek#book#bookreview#booknerd#bookhaul#bookforlife
Well. It's been a while. It's been, what, four or five months? Oh well. Here's a once-in-a-blue-moon post.
I have posed this question a couple of times now on Twitter and had no responses, so I will try here too. If you have any recommendations of fictional representations of the queer experience of the Holocaust, please let me know! I have a handful of texts, but am on the hunt for more if there are any more to be found.
I'm at the point in my degree where I'm thinking seriously about dissertation prep. I'm still in preliminary stages of actually choosing what I want to do. I have a couple fairly interesting ideas floating round. I went to see a lecturer today about one of those ideas, and he recommended that I look into this book called Never Anyone But You. Well I went straight to Waterstones and bought a copy. At the moment it is the most money I've spent on a book for a dissertation I have not yet decided on. Hmm.
I, for one, have been reading very little in the last year, I've only read four books this year, all graphic novels for my graphic novel module. Please let me know what you've been buying/reading/interested in recently!
While in London, I thought I should read something by a native… And so I grabbed a volume by someone from another island… #fail . I think I say this every time but I just don’t quite get it… Maybe it’s because I read them quickly without ruminating on them, their words, verses… Or maybe I need to take a class and learn how to appreciate poetry…
I did enjoy . I’m a sucker for tender moments especially those that speak of old age.
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Kealan Patrick Burke's 'Sour Candy' is about 75 pages. Yet, it manages to have more substance and attention to detail/characters than most 350 page novels. 'Sour Candy' is a visceral attack on the senses, the readers are forced to witness the withering away of someone's sanity. 'Sour Candy' is that particular nightmare we've all had in our lives. Something terrible is happening, your lives are completely turned upside down, fiction has become reality, hell is now your existence; but then relief oozes from your body as you awaken to find yourself in your own bed, finally safe. With 'Sour Candy,' waking up isn't an option. Even the sweet release of death, that eternal plunge in the blackening void, is preferable than what is happening to Phil Pendleton. 'Sour Candy,' much like 'The Tent,' is a fantastic character study as Burke excels at obtaining the perfect amount of character work/backstory for his page length; it is quite a marvel for readers to witness as he constantly accomplishes this with his work. Burke brilliantly takes that classic warning parents give their children, "Don't take candy from strangers!", and completely turns it over on its head. Burke's 'Sour Candy' rivals Joe Hill's 'Horns' in terms of utter creativity and originality. Bravo @kealanpatrick another five-star tale. #kealanpatrickburke#sourcandy#horror#scary#novella#bookaddict#bookaholic#bookblog#bookblogger#bookclub#bookgeek#bookhoarder#bookhaul#bookish#bookjunkie#booklove#booklover#booknerd#bookporn#bookphotography#bookstagram#booksofinstagram#bookworm#readersofinstagram#read#reading#readit#booksbooksbooks#bookslover
Today is my birthday!!!!! What better way to celebrate than shopping 😁😂 of course our first stop was the best bookstore ever!!! also a birthday blessing, finding the pink version of Pride! I really wanted one but i think they were Owlcrate exclusives. I guess someone donated it 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 Does anyone else buy multiple versions of books? Idk why i have been doing it way more lately but I cant resist a good special edition! Lol
I finished my first book last night in over a month! It feels good to be back enjoying reading again ☺️☺️ 4⭐️
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You are the salor to my moon
The smell before it rains
You are the director and I am the scene
Like a magician
You become my magic trick
~ lights in my eyes ~
You are the shooting star before the wish
🌸Spring Haul🌸 (kinda sorta, just remembered I have something on pre-order for April) 🌼 A Woman is No Man by Etsy Rum - 13% done and loving it so far 🌸 Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds - finished in one weekend, amazing, 4/5
🌼 The Body Myth by Rhea Mukherjee - 34% done and also really enjoying it 🌸 It’s Not About the Burqa edited by Mariam Khan - saving this for my April non-fiction read ! • #bookstagram#bookhaul
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Nothing like a stack of books to brighten my day. 📚❤️ Happy Monday! See any here you love or any on your list?
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I am not at all Irish but I will likely down a green beer later and pretend I am because everyone else in Boston is. 💚🍻🍀
This is my haul from our Boston bookstagram meet-up yesterday. We went to @tridentbooks and did some book shopping after our brunch naturally. I had set a limit of 3 books for myself and they pressured me into 4 but I’m so glad they did! I love my romance and I had to have hard copies of The Wedding Date and The Proposal.
Then I needed Tell Me Lies because I’ve seen it all over bookstagram and I’m blaming #bookstagrammademedoit on that one. And then last minute at check out I grabbed The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls. I’m reading that one along with @bookishbex for her #fiercefemalesbookclub and I’ve had it on my kindle. Everyone felt like I also needed the hard copy and I totally did - this book is GORGEOUS.
PLUS - I needed this llama drama mug to go with my party llama. It's the BEST accessory I can think of to drink all the coffee while I read all my new finds. Thats pretty much my plan for Sunday - how are you celebrating??
This gem is out in less than two weeks so it seems like high time for a giveaway, doesn’t it? To celebrate I MISS YOU WHEN I BLINK (and because the number of requests we’ve gotten for this book is through the roof), we’re giving away a finished copy of the book along with a custom, limited edition sleep mask AND a pair of gold @Madewell earrings that match the blinks on the cover perfectly. Tag a friend in the comments to enter!
Ends March 24th. Full rules: bit.ly/2uj1I5m
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The Good Luck Charm by @helenahunting follows Delilah "Lilah" and Ethan, former high school sweethearts. Their relationship abruptly ended when Ethan broke up with Lilah as he was drafted to the NHL and left her completely heartbroken. Eight years later, Lilah is just about divorced and slowly accomplishing her dreams when a family tragedy puts Ethan right back into her life. After nearly a decade of unresolved anger and tension, Lilah does everything she can to avoid Ethan and protect herself from another heartbreak.
As they spend more time together, the tension nears combustable and Lilah starts wondering if she really wants to stay away. While their chemistry is scorching, their history is littered with insecurity and betrayals. Ethan is desperate as ever to keep Lilah in his life no matter what and Lilah is determined to not lose herself in him again. Can they make it work a second time or are they doomed to repeat their past mistakes?
I LOVED this one. I had a really hard day yesterday. And I really couldn't tell you why. I've struggled with depression/mood-disorder-not-otherwise-specified/insert-your-choice-DSM-5-diagnosis here, my entire life. On and off medication. I just couldn't get it together. Thank god for Bentley or I probably wouldn't have gotten out of bed. Tasks like folding laundry or putting the dishes away were just insurmountable. I couldn't do any of it. I did nothing. I laid on the couch all day with my phone and a book. It's one of the reasons I love reading so much. Escaping my own reality and living in someone else's. I had been in a reading rut and romance usually does the trick, so I picked this one up. Thank god I did. It packed all the right amounts of smut, warmth and charm.
My mom always tells me life is comprised of moments. Life will always throw stuff at you but the trick is to find the moments of joy within the chaos. Thank you so much @helenahunting for writing this one. Because of you, for a few hours, I dragged myself out of the darkness and into the light. I found a moment - and it was everything I needed. // ☕☕☕☕☕
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