Happy Spring Break to all the teachers out there!
Nothing feels quite as good as waking up naturally to a bit of sunshine through the window on a Monday morning. Pemmy let me sleep until about 8, which was generous of her, so I woke up to birds singing and my room glowing with morning light.
I stayed up as late as my eyes would allow in an attempt to finish The Name of the Wind, but I didn’t make it. I was so close! But there came a moment when my eyes started crossing and I couldn’t remember each line I had read the moment before, and I thought to myself, “Even if I finish this book tonight, I’ll have to go back and read it all over again tomorrow because I won’t remember a thing!” I was just too tired. So I conceded.
But it’s a new day, and I’m excited to finish the end of this book but sad that Kvothe’s story is coming to an end. Thankfully, the second book is on its way from Book Depository so the story will continue soon. I won’t comment about the third book. We’re all praying the same prayers when it comes to that situation.
What was the last book you read that you didn’t want to end?
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🦐 Book Review 🦐 Where The Crawdads Sing brought out all of the emotions. It was a heartbreaker. A love story. And a mystery. From page 1, I was hooked. I just wanted to jump into the book and grab Kya, AKA The Marsh Girl, and hold her. Delia Owens did such a beautiful job with her writing. You never would have known this was her first novel or that she was 70 years old. I can’t wait for her next book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Diving into this one today! Or at least getting thru as much as I can! I was supposed to read the first 26 chapters by tonight for #notyomamasbookclub . And I’m failing miserably. Like I’m on page 15. 🙈(thank you, spring break😜) @kraysbookclub and @downtogetthefictionon set really high expectations so this is so embarrassing. Wish me luck!
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Finished reading ‘On Religion, Mind, and Philosophy’. This collection of essays and letters provide the reader with a diligent synoptic exploration of Tolstoy’s theological and moral propositions interlaced with his insightful social criticism. The four cardinal principles of religion according to Tolstoy are egalitarianism, monotheism (or unitarianism in Christianity which opposes the trinity), the renouncement of violence, and abstinence. Tolstoy maintains that religion is the determiner of man’s relationship with the infinite universe and by which morality is defined and correspondingly measured, something that science and philosophy combined cannot formulate because any intellectual activity is based on this preordained relationship. Furthermore, the instrument of reason endowed within the human body is the sole instrument capable of guiding people towards the truth and necessary laws one ought to live by. Tolstoy’s observations and metaphorical expressions reflect philosophical acumen and profound analyses of society and ethics, especially in relation to the secularization of modernity and the state apparatus with its mechanisms to perpetuate power and superficial humanism through sophistry and manipulation. Highly recommend!
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Good morning booksta
Its a beautiful sunny morning here. The children are back in n school after being home for a week. In was able to get a few chapters in of the cruel prince before the littlest woke up. Its starting out to be a wonderful monday.
💬Celebrity memoirs- which one is your favorite?
Picked up this one as a @bookofthemonth add on! Andrew Rannells is an actor and singer best known for being in Girls and Book of Mormon. This is his memoir about going from small town theater in Nebraska to Broadway and Hollywood. I've only gotten to read a few stories but so far, it’s been a nice mix of honesty, comedy, and sincerity.
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OMG, @authorfionacole, THIS COVER IS 😍😍😍! Gimme! COMING MARCH 28th!
He bought me, but not to touch or taste. He bought me to save me, and to atone for past sins.
Handsome and mysterious, he swoops in to offer me a new life, but this is no knight in shining armor. He’s cold, hardened by his past. But there’s an inferno underneath the ice, I can feel the heat each time he looks at me—each time he gives in to the desire between us.
No matter how much I push to unleash the fire in his eyes, he shoves back harder each time. He’s merciless with his cruel words, telling me how naive I am, how little I know of the world.
But I’m stronger than he thinks.
When we face down our demons from the past, I’ll prove which one of us was in need of saving, and which one of us is the savior.
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A refreshing read which boosted my spirit and thinking. The protagonist Rasiq lives in a corporate life with nothing but a normal yet devastating life. It’s boring and not meant for everyone. He then looses everything and teams with other five extremely talented people to own a startup called DareDreamers. Why DareDreamers? Read the book to find out.
DareDreamers on a call away, always help the needy and gain popularity. They become successful and gain many new clients. There is no good without evil. Thus DareDreamers meet their enemy, the enemy plans to eradicate them. How DareDreamers startup rises to it’s previous glory with much dare and dreaming is the plot.
This book is a fast paced, adventurous story. Can be read by all. The language is simple and the narration is interesting.
THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO - TAYLOR JENKINS REID ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ An enthralling read - similar to the plight of the protagonist I too found myself with a head filled with questions I needed answers for, and was glad I got them at the time Reid had planned to reveal them. A well paced novel, so whatever criticism I had towards the middle, was erased by the end. I found poetic justice served, and that was refreshing!
Taylor Jenkins Reid painted Hollywood and it’s politics in strokes of realism that I often found myself detached from my physical being, and on the side lines of a red carpet - as an observer, more than a fan (which you might figure out why if you read the book).
A definite must read, especially if you’re looking for some good drama to get your mind off your own!
“I have never asked a bookseller for a book recommendation. Disclosing desires and expectations to a stranger whose only connection to me is, in abstract, the book, seems too much like Catholic confession, if only a more intellectualised version of it. Dear bookseller, I would like to read a novel about the banal pursuit of carnal desire, which ultimately brings unhappiness to the ones who pursue it, and to everyone else around them. A novel about a couple trying to rid themselves of each other, and at the same time trying desperately to save little tribe they have so carefully, lovingly, and painstakingly created. They are desperate and confused, dear bookseller; don’t judge them. I need a novel about two people who simply stop understanding each other, because they have chosen to not understand each other anymore.” • #EveryBookisaBookofBooks
I am absolutely loving this book. It is so effortlessly elegant and profound. What are you reading?
#QOTD : pink, yellow, green or blue?? .
Me? GREEN because it belonged to@my number one SINNER, Dean Cole! Ruckus rocked my world, and I just know the his son, KNIGHT Is going to do the same! Gah I CANNOT wait for Broken Knight!!! .
Pretty Reckless, book one in the upcoming All Saints High series by L.J. Shen is coming April 29th! .
You do not want to miss this Highly Anticipated Release! Early readers are calling it L.J. Shen’s best work. And remember to cast your vote for Pretty Reckless as the most anticipated April Release on Goodreads. .
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📸 Teasers and Notes from the Modern Belle
My favorite kind of mess to be in. I'm in the very early stages of my new book and the going is slow, tell me about what you're working on writing!
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What is a series you’ve been wanting to reread?
There are so many, but closer to the top of my list is the Selection series. I want to see if it’s as good as I remember since I’m always raving about it! I would also love to reread the Iron Fey series and Remnant Chronicles this year.
𝚁𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚄𝚙𝚍𝚊𝚝𝚎: I also thinking retreading some of my favorite books will help me get out of this reading slump I’m in. I’m really enjoying The Hobbit so far but I don’t want to associate it with a reading slump 😭
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend planned! My husband and I still aren’t sure what we’re doing, but a spontaneous adventure is always fun! ✨
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what other types of accounts do you follow other than bookstagram accounts? --I follow a lot of plant, fashion and beauty, and disney accounts!
☕: hyper caffeinated vanilla blast by @crazycups
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Changed my whole outlook ❤️
📌 Book : Life's amazing secret
📌 Author : Gaur Gopal Das
Five Feet Apart is a young adult novel that has recently been adapted into a movie! It’s out in theaters now ☺️🤗😍 This is a story that follows two teens, one is Stella Grant who recently had a lung transplant and because of it she must remain six feet apart from everyone, no exceptions. It also follows Will Newman who also has a similar condition and they start to have a romance, but can you fall in love if you never touch? 👀 This book sounds super cute, it’s like The Fault In Our Stars meets Everything Everything from the sound of it. Thanks @simonandschuster for sending me a copy of it!! Have you read this book? What are your thoughts? #book#booksofinstagram#currentlyreading#booksofig#bookstagram#bookshelf#fivefeetapart#ya#yabook#yabookstagram