🍮 #tqmresenha 🍮 Puddin' | @andimjulie | Ainda não lançado no Brasil | 448pg | 5🌟
O livro vai continuar mais ou menos de onde parou Dumplin', não é bem uma continuação, mas vai citar situações do livro anterior, então recomendo que leiam o primeiro, antes de se aventurar por esse. Aqui nesse livro vamos seguir o ponto de vista de dois personagens, a Millie e a Callie.
Opinião: Eu fico cada vez mais impressionada com a habilidade da autora de escrever um livro com uma história linda, de impacto, mas também por colocar várias questões sociais no meio. Aqui vamos tratar, claramento de bullying, gordofobia, xenofobia (mesmo que em um grau leve), aceitação, sexualidade, entre outros. Parece demais, mas a autora consegue ser pontual nas escolhas e consegue acertar em cheio.
Em muitos momentos é possível você estar rindo e se divertindo em uma página, e na seguinte estar se emocionando com alguma situação. A autora também dá uma aula de sexualidade quando apresenta a personagem da Amanda explicando com ela se sente em relação às outras pessoas.
Outra coisa que me deixou incomodada foi a mãe da Millie, sei que é difícil tentar entender outra realidade quando você só tem uma para usar de exemplo - que é caso aqui. A mãe da Millie é a personagem que era gorda e perdeu peso, encontrou o amor da sua vida e se baseia nesse peso e nessa mudança de vida para ser feliz. É nessa situação que ela baseia sua vida e que tenta forçar em Millie, mas o que ela não percebe é que a Millie é feliz do jeito que é, e não é perdendo peso que vai mudar quem ela é.
Enfim, eu já falei demais aqui, mas isso não muda o fato de eu ter curtido demais essa leitura. E mais ainda por ter feito em conjunto, o que é sempre uma experiência positiva. Mal posso esperar os próximos lançamentos da autora, mesmo que seja nesse mesmo universo de Dumplin' ou até novas histórias. Recomendo demaaais esse livro e essa autora.
Post com mais fotos e detalhes lá no blog, link no perfil! Já conheciam a autora? Tem interesse em ler Dumplin'? Recomendo a adaptação de Dumplin' na Netflix, que é muito bom também.
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Qotd: do you have any books with sprayed edged pages?
I'm yet to read the beautiful #thesmokethieves but I adored #wingjones and it must be one of my most underrated favourite YA books!
🔪Eye for Eye🔪
by J.K Franko
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I’ve been really into darker, psychological thrillers lately.
So when I was offered the chance to read 'Eye for Eye' by J.K. Franko, I jumped at it!
Dark deeds, dangerous secrets, and murderous intent?
Sign me up!
I love it when I find a book that I absolutely can't put down.
When each chapter just flows into the next, and you loose track of time while telling yourself "just one more chapter!"
And 'Eye for Eye' is definitely a book that fits into this category!
I just couldn't stop reading!
This book makes you ask yourself how far you'd go for a loved one?
What would you be willing to do if someone hurt those closest to you?
Do two wrongs really make a right?
And the tale follows a host of fantastically written characters as they ask themselves these same questions, to devastating and shocking effect.
The book is narrated by a mystery individual, who remains a secret right until the very end (and makes for a great reveal!) and I found this way of storytelling to be really interesting. It kept me hooked and desperately trying to work out who this person could be, but I didn't manage it before the big reveal (Let me know you manage to when you read it!)
The tale weaves through its dark and twisted story line, taking you on a nerve wracking adventure filled with violence, moral dilemmas, and lots of plot twists.
Oh the plot twists!
I do wish this book had a little bit MORE though.
I wanted more darkness, more stabby-goodness, more violence and moral dilemmas.
(Maybe I’m just a freak??)
The story builds up to one main “thing” and I just maybe wish there had been MORE “things”?
(See how good I’m being at giving nothing away?!)
This is the first book in a series though, so I’m sure we have plenty more coming, but I’m greedy!
If you like lighthearted reads filled with magic and romance then this probably isn't the book for you.
But if you want to sink your teeth into something a bit more gritty, something dark and thrilling, a story with sharp edges and thorns, then you should definitely give this book a go!
Do you believe in an eye for an eye?
Click the link in my bio to buy yourself a copy!
"La revolución feminista que está en marcha será el origen de una larga noche para muchos (...)"
Cuáles son los motivos que llevan a un grupo amplio y variado de personas a votar a la ultraderecha cuando, de primeras, muy pocas personas de ese grupo se considerarían a si mismxs ultraderechistas.
En qué consiste realmente la feminización de la política.
Cuál es la importancia de lo común y de los cuidados.
Estos son algunos de los temas que más me han interesado de todos los tratados en este ensayo. De nuevo os he tenido a varias en la cabeza mientras lo leía; a una de las que más ha sido a @blaudeprussia_ :)
Ademas, sé que para muchas será emotivo rememorar el 8m y analizar todo lo que ha supuesto.
Este ensayo es a veces también casi una guía de supervivencia:
- Cómo están las cosas.
- Qué hemos hecho hasta ahora.
- Qué podemos seguir haciendo como únicos agentes capaces del cambio.
"Venceremos, porque en cada jardín habrá un rumor de bosque."
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How about we do This or That? Those are always fun. 😁
Dogs or cats
Mermaids or unicorns
Summer or Winter
Video games or board games?
I’m watching the whole Twilight saga for the first time since Breaking Dawn part 2 came out, and I have to admit that to this day I’m still emotionally attached to it, regardless of how cringe worthy some scenes can be. 10 years later I’m still team Edward. 🧛🏻♂️🖤
salut, ce soir je vais te parler un peu.
depuis quelques semaines, je suis moins présente, et ce pour plusieurs raisons. d’abord, j’étais à fond sur une série pendant quelques jours, ce qui ne m’arrive pas souvent. et ensuite, je suis simplement moins motivée en ce moment.
j’ai du mal à me concentrer sur une chose en particulier, ou je me lasse très (trop) vite. et c’est pareil sur bookstagram. je ne ressens plus le lien que je pouvais avoir avec certaines personnes ici — je ne citerai personne. je ne ressens aucune peine pour autant, mais je remarque que ça me motivait d’une certaine manière.
je compte reprendre les choses en main. je me lasse de moi-même alors ça va être laborieux, mais je réussirai peut-être.
si tu veux me laisser un petit message pour me parler de tout et de rien, n’hésite pas.
et si tu ne te sens pas très bien, sache que je suis là, si tu as besoin de parler.
et, sur la photo se trouve mon livre favori, un livre qui m’a fait sourire quand j’étais en train de sombrer.
à bientôt dans un nouveau post.
“I welcomed who I was and left behind who I was not.” – David Elliott, Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc
I have been REALLY slacking when it comes to #NationalPoetryMonth and for that I am truly sorry, my bookish friends. However, today I have a special treat for you.
Voices is a book told in verse about he final hours of Joan of Arc. The interesting take of this book is that it’s just not told through Joan’s perspective. The story of the final days of her life is told from the perspective of people around her and things—like her sword, her banner, the flames at her pyre, St. Michael the Archangel. Elliott plays with poem types and even uses forms of poetry that were popular during Medieval times. Also, and because Joan was ultimately charged and burned at the stake for being a WOMAN WHO ACTS AND DRESSES LIKE A MAN, there is a feminist twist to this book that I adore.
There seems to be a trend of historical fiction told in verse in YA lately and I am HERE FOR IT. This book is perfect for fans of Blood, Water, Paint by Joy McCoullough, Stephanie Hemphill’s Wicked Girls. Also, if you want more about Joan in verse, The Language of Fire: Joan of Arc Reimagined by Stephanie Hemphill is being released this summer, which I would like to compare to this experience when it releases.
QOTD: When the story of your life is written, will they call you a saint or a sinner?
💙 #AprilBookstagram19 Pop Of Color
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Team, its Bank Holiday weekend, and in true Steph fashion, I'm gonna be taking part in a readathon (even though I'm already part way through two others 🙄) however, I'm going to use #easterreadathon hosted by @readingthroughinfinity to help me get through some books I need to finish for my other two readathons.
3 birds, 1 stone 😁 -
I won't be taking part in all of the prompts but most of them, as follows:
A book that's spring or summer themed - One Summer in Paris
LGBTQI+ book - Once & Future
Involves animals/pets - Rocket Raccoon Volume 1
New to you author - Jamie Fewery with Our Life In A Day
Graphic Novel that's been on your TBR for ages - Locke & Key Volumes 4 & 5
Book about new beginnings - Are We Nearly There Yet? -
And finally, I also have I Heart Forever on this list as well. Doesn't fit any of the prompts but it does cover a prompt for Avengers Readathon and also I adore the book.
So there you have it, my weekend TBR 😍 -
What are you planning on reading this weekend? 📖
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So, I was tagged by @the_nameless_thirteenth to do this #abcbooktitle thing. I clearly wasn't smart enough to realize BEFOREHAND how much work this was - and yes, I was warned and yes, I thought it would 't be that bad and yes, it was that bad 😅
I like to tell myself that keeping my desk pretty and organized is gonna motivate me to study for final exams...but instead I just procrastinate by taking pictures of it 🤓✨ As for my reading life, I’m about halfway through NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Rooney (loving it), and I’m hoping to finish it this weekend. I’m thinking my next 2 reads will be THE FLATSHARE by Beth O’Leary and WOMEN TALKING by Miriam Toews. ✨
My favourite part of the book has to be Helene Aquilla. Her storyline is full of so much struggle! Where should her loyalty go? She’s been trained to be loyal to the Empire. She loves her family dearly. The bond she developed with Elias is hard to ignore. Yet being loyal to one means the others will die. I know the consequences of her choice will haunt her well into the next book. I can’t wait to see how her rebuild herself into someone better. I’ve been a huge Helias shipper, I’m beginning to realize that ship must sail; however, Harper made letting that go a little easier. I do think I’m going to enjoy seeing how that friendship unfolds, especially with the HUGE bomb dropped at the end regarding Harper’s motive for working with Helene to catch Elias.
Elias’ storyline with the Soul Catcher was very interesting. When we find out her backstory and what she ultimately wants from Elias, I was pretty blown away and I REALLY want to know how that will turn out. I also really enjoyed Elias’s last scene with Izzi. I thought it was a very powerful moment. The ending of Elias’s storyline made me very intrigued for book three. I’m interested to see where it will go. Laia’s theme of learning to accept that she will make bad decisions and learn to live with those consequences was an interesting counter to Elias’s theme of learning to accept that he must allow others to make their own choices without taking the consequences onto himself. Helene describes the song within Laia as a countermelody to Elias and their themes reflect that. I am warming up to the romance between them, even if I still want to ship Helias! Keenan’s reveal caught me by surprise. The implications of that reveal are something I’m still trying to puzzle out.
My only real complaint about the book is I wanted more scenes with Cain and the augurs. The Soul Catcher did a nice job of bringing in some of the spooky riddle feeling the augurs had but it didn’t feel quite as prophetic and big picture.
What did you think of #ATorchAgainstTheNight ? No spoilers please! #bookstagram#igbooks#igreads#anemberintheashes#bookish#instabook#instaread
"... hidup adalah sirkuit listrik yang bisa diurai dan dirangkai, rusak atau tidak hanyalah masalah teknis tanpa harus mempersalahkan siapa-siapa.", ~ (Supernova #3 : Petir - @deelestari )
QOTD : 3 Buku Terbaik Sepanjang Masa?
Ada banyak sekali buku yang aku favoritkan. Sehingga memilih 3 saja cukup sulit bagiku. Namun, aku memutuskan untuk memilih 3 buku ini sebagai buku terbaik sepanjang masa versiku ⏬⏬⏬
1. Supernova #3 : Petir (Dee Lestari)
Supernova adalah buku berseri yang paling kusukai. Aku suka semua tokoh-tokohnya : Bodi, Etra, Mpret, Bong, Zara, Alfa dll. Ketika buku ini tamat dalam "Intelegensi Embun Pagi", aku sedih sekali 😿. Aku menyukaibke-6 bukunya. Tapi, favoritku adalah part Petir (sebenarnya, tadi kesulitan juga memilih antara Petir dan Gelombang 😁)
Petir adalah episode Supernova yang paling lucu dan komikal. Tapi Ibu Suri tetap memberikan banyak sekali ilmu pengetahuan dalam buku "komedi" ini.
2. And The Mountain Echoed (@khosseini ).
Buku ini jadi favoritku karena ceritanya sangat relate banget denganku 😢😭. Makanya aku jadi cengeng banget pas baca novel ini. Dulu aku juga harus berpisah dengan adikku karena keadaan. (Sebenarnya berpisah tempat tinggal aja sih, beda kota 😁, dan masih bisa teleponan serta ketemu tiap lebaran). Tapi itu rasanya sedih banget 😭😭😿. Makanya aku gak bisa bayangin gimana rasanya jadi Abdullah dan Pari yang baru bisa bertemu lagi setelah sekian dekade berlalu, saat usia sudah mengaburkan kenangan Abdullah.
3. Dalam Dekapan Ukhuwah ( Ust. @salimafillah )
Lagi-lagi buku ini jadi favoritku karena alasan yang personal dan emosional. Seluruh kisahnya membuatku mataku berkaca-kaca. Aku jadi terkenang saudara-saudara seiman yang sudah berbuat banyak buatku. Dan aku merasa tidak bersikap seperti saudara yang baik untuk mereka 😿
--- #bukudanmainan #mingguketiga #bookstagramindonesiachallenge
In frame : Novel "Glass Sword" Oleh Victoria Aveyard. (Maafkan karena foto dan captionnya gak nyambung 😁)
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Q: What was the last book you bought?
I pre-ordered Finale by @stephanie_garber yesterday! Of course, the beautiful UK edition! I'm so excited to read it.
I recently got a ton of bookmarks from @bookbookowl and I am in love with them! She has absolutely beautiful designs and for so many books! Including Scythe, one of my personal favorites ❤️ You should definitely go check them out and my friend @redrchl.reads has a rep code you can use.
~ #allthebooksapril19 - last book you bought #aprilbookstagram19 - pop of colour #aprilinbooks19 - new to you authors
I was definitely late to the Caraval and Legendary scene but I absolutely love her books now that I'm caught up with the series! #loveyoumoreanniversary - throw pillow Thursday
Today is my Friday so one more 12 hour shift and then I am free for 3 days! Yippee! I am so so excited. I plan on reading more and finishing Stormdancer then moving onto Zero Repeat Forever 💕
What are your reading plans this weekend?
Have a great day lovelies!
Love ya and happy reading
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Day 4 of #owlsmagicalphotos and it's Know the witch time, so here's 10 facts about me ;) 👉 I'm a 25yo leo🦁
👉 I'm mastering in Clinical Psychology 📑
👉 I learned Latin and Ancient Greek in my 1st year of college📜
👉 I love spending time inside an ambulance, but I never entered one as a victim (yet) 🚑
👉 My 3 vices are books, lattes and chocolate 🍫
👉 My family is divided between Portugal and Belgium🗺️
👉 My fav food is pizza 🍕
👉 One of my dreams was going to London- I risked this item from my bucket list this year 🌆
👉 I also was able to go on Erasmus to Italy, and I specially loved Pisa 🌍
👉 My fav 2 pairs of sneakers were decorated by me with random nerd things and moons.