An apple a day! These beauties are from the Apple Farm in Philo and are featured in FARMSTEADS OF THE CALIFORNIA COAST by Sarah Henry @sarahhenrywrites and photographed by Erin Scott @erinscottstudio.
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⭐️ BOOKISH SALE ⭐️
.99 SALE ALERT! The Forever Series, a complete duet by @trilinapucci! 🤩
Spend some time getting cozy with Cole Parker, in The Forever Series!! There could’ve never been a King or Luca without the original alpha. 😍😏
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"𝙸 𝚌𝚊𝚗'𝚝 𝚕𝚘𝚜𝚎 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚐𝚊𝚒𝚗 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝙸'𝚖 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚕𝚎𝚝 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚠𝚊𝚕𝚔 𝚊𝚠𝚊𝚢 𝚒𝚏 𝚒𝚝 𝚖𝚎𝚊𝚗𝚜 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚜 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚠𝚊𝚢 𝚑𝚘𝚖𝚎.
Mia West is drawn to Cole Parker and she doesn't know why but each time he is around, she can't stop the pull, drawing her into dark secrets and closer to her past. Will she put the pieces of her life back together or end up falling apart in Cole's bed?
When she meets Jack it's clear he wants Mia as his own but knows that to keep her means he has to keep her away from Cole. She wants to feel the spark with Jack but something keeps holding her back, is it Cole or is there more to Jack than meets the eye.
When her past and present intersect, Mia finds herself putting the pieces of her fractured mind back together, in the hopes she can find her way back to the man who has her heart and owns her body and away from an obsession that could kill her.
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Hiya literary fans,
The book cover design is almost complete!!! Here's a teaser in the meantime 😎. I'lI present the completed design for the ebook and paperbook real soon 🤗😊. It is fantastic.
SYPHONS is available for Pre-order on Amazon.
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Do you enjoy reading classics? If so, what’s your favorite? 🤔 I don’t read classic literature very often but my favorites are Wuthering Heights by Emily Bontë and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 📖
This is one of my most favorite verses ever. It really helps re-center me when my mind gets all caught up in all of the "what ifs"
As @joycemeyer says:
"Worry is like rocking in a rocking chair, when you're done you're still in the same spot!"
Seriously, how true is that???? #graceupongrace#bestillandknow
Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon
Finished a book on my TBR list, so success there! However, it really didn’t grab me. I love sci-fi/space operas, particularly with a female protagonist. But I never felt a connection to the main character or anyone else. Though, I’ll still give the author another go in the future.
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“I am part of everything that I have read” ~Theodore Roosevelt 📖📚
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! .
So I used to have a writing blog... and like I do with most things, I deleted it :/ but I’ve made a new one! And it’s the same as my name here, Writing Drea. I’ve decided to use it to keep track of my progress as a writer and all of the things I’m learning.
My first post is up and it’s about one of my favorite short stories I’ve read this year by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The link to it is in my bio and I’d love for you guys to check it out. Hopefully this keeps me motivated as I work on my writing!
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📚 A Spark Of Light by Jodi Picoult 📚
“It stood to reason that both life and death began with a spark of light.”
Talk about a controversial story. This was my first ever experience reading Jodi Picoult — I wanted to be wowed because I know SO many people love her. This book didn’t really do it for me, but not because it was poorly written. I just don’t think this was a good Picoult starting place for me. I found the backwards chronology a little tough to keep track of at times, and the subject matter (a shooting at an abortion clinic) was a little emotionally overwhelming. I do think this book very artfully captures a variety of perspectives when it comes to this divisive topic, and it’s clear that the author put a lot of care into creating each complex character. The last couple of chapters were totally unexpected, which felt like a reward for sticking with the backwards storyline. Plus, that cover 😍 Overall, I probably won’t personally recommend this one to others, but no judgement to those of you who loved it! I totally understand the appeal, just wasn’t the right season for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️- If you love Picoult, tell me which of her books I should read next. I want to try again!
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"The plain truth is that I knew better but went to Everest anyway. And in doing so I was party to the death of good people, which is something that is apt to remain on my conscience for a very long time."
- Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air
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Hello dreamers!!!I'm sorry for the late post but today was crazy!!😅
By the way, today is about OTP, and I chose one couple from a new book that I read recently, "The Blood Spell" by @cjredwine
Is a Cinderella retelling but with a dark atmosphere. I loved it and I loved especially Blue and Kellan..enemies at first and lovers in the end..😍
Blue de la Cour has her life planned: hide the magic in her blood and continue trying to turn metal into gold so she can help her city’s homeless. But when her father is murdered and a cruel but powerful woman claims custody of Blue and her property, one wrong move could expose her—and doom her once and for all. The only one who can help? The boy she’s loathed since childhood: Prince Kellan.
Kellan Renard, crown prince of Balavata, is walking a thin line between political success and devastating violence. Newly returned from boarding school, he must find a bride among the kingdom’s head families and announce his betrothal—but escalating tension among the families makes the search nearly impossible. He’s surprised to discover that the one person who makes him feel like he can breathe is Blue, the girl who once ruined all his best adventures.
Tired of posting pics of myself so here’s a piece of @republicofpie pecan pie. Just dropped YELP LOVE STORY, PART 3 on my site so hit that link in my bio and check it out! What’s your favorite kind of pie?
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That time I brought #FightingForMrBeautiful to the #trevifountain on my #Italyvacation because it’s on the cover of the book! 😍😍 Leo + Elena’s 2 part love story takes place all throughout Italy - but mainly in Rome. ❤️ It only felt right to bring both novels with me on this trip. 🇮🇹 Shout out to @qamberdesignsmedia for designing all of my book covers! 🙏
Available NOW - a stunning new standalone romance from @adriane.leigh.writer, Rebel Saint is live on all platforms! This one sounds incredible, make sure you check it out!
From USA Today Bestselling Author Adriane Leigh, an Edgy, Thornbirds-esque romance with a jaw-dropping twist... She found herself on the steps of St. Michael’s seeking shelter, what she didn’t expect was temptation so sharp and sweet concealed beneath one snow-white collar.
He rescued her from rock bottom, desperate people squeezed together by the desperate cracks of life, but their relationship was never innocent. The thinly-veiled attraction combustible, magnetism so explosive it rattles the very foundations of their belief.
But can their unholy love story withstand the fall?
Hello beautiful book bugs!
Not much to say in the way of captions today. I'm feeling very nostalgic and cant seem to escape from this trap of wishing I could go back in time and re-do my life. O, the things I would have done differently! Familiar song to you?
Tell me about something from your childhood you wish you could do...but feel you cant now that your an adult?
#tbrtuesday 😊 My tbr stack is of course much bigger than this but these are the ones I just can’t put on the shelf because I plan to read them SOON! Next up is Home by Harlan Coben because it’s been awhile since I read anything by him and he’s coming to a local bookstore in a few weeks. I think I’ll go say hi 👋! Next will be A River of Stars for book club. Looking forward to that one!
Anything in this pic that you are reading or intend to?
🌷[Resenha] As Garotas Spring - Anna Todd - 🏡🏡🏡🏡
Nessa releitura de “Mulherzinhas”, de Louisa May Alcott, somos apresentadas a história de 4 irmãs: Meg, Jo, Beth e Amy, que vivem em Nova Orleans e são criadas pela mãe Meredith, enquanto o pai, um militar, é ausente do núcleo familiar. ⠀⠀
Meg é a mais velha. Sonhadora e vaidosa, ela sonha em se casar com um militar como a mãe e fazer parte da sociedade como muitas mulheres que admira. Jo é apaixonada por livros e deseja ser uma jornalista famosa. Ela não se importa com a opinião dos outros, sonha alto e nada pode detê-la para alcançar seus objetivos. Beth é a mais quieta e um pouco antissocial. É a faz tudo da casa, já que está sempre procurando consertar as coisas, além de adorar se dedicar a cozinha e novas receitas. Amy é a mais nova e fica observando as outras para se espelhar. É a mais mimada e sempre se envolve em várias confusões. ⠀⠀
A história gira em torno dessas jovens que estão descobrindo o amor e precisam lidar com as questões da vida. Com isso, temos tensão, suspense, angústia, romance, dramas, risadas, momentos leves, etc. Foi um enredo que conseguiu despertar diversos sentimentos em mim. Com algumas reviravoltas, vemos o amadurecimento delas, que têm sonhos e objetivos distintos e são completamente diferentes umas das outras, vivendo cada uma sua própria aventura, dramas e problemas. ⠀⠀
O livro é narrado em 1ª pessoa pelo ponto de vista de cada uma e também da mãe, então conhecemos um pouco delas individualmente, além de suas perspectivas em relação as outras, nos dando um entendimento mais amplo da trama e nos aproximando de todas. O livro é leve, real, com linguagem simples e envolvente.
Essa obra consegue nos conectar com personagens bem desenvolvidos e nos emociona com um enredo gostoso sobre amor, família, amadurecimento, aceitação e a vida de jovens que trazem consigo problemas e questionamentos, enquanto descobrem mais sobre si mesmas e lidam com situações que surgem.
Now, more than ever before, we need to spend more time reflecting on Muslim narratives. I feel incredibly grateful to have read IT’S NOT ABOUT THE BURQA, a collection of powerful essays by Muslim women in the West. The topics range from faith, feminism and sexuality to divorce, mental health and media representation. This is REQUIRED READING and I would give away a thousand copies if I could. Thank you @picadorbooks for allowing me to host this giveaway.
To enter, follow @sumaiyya.books and @picadorbooks , like this photo, comment and tell me if you’ve ever read a book by a Muslim author (there’s no right or wrong answer). For two extra entries share this post on your IG Story for 24 hours and make sure you tag @sumaiyya.books.
THREE WINNERS. OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. By participating you confirm you have no problem sharing your address or have parental permission if you’re under the age of 18. Last day to enter is April 1. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE ♥️
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🌷 Boa Noite, pessoas lindas! Como estão? O post de hoje é muito especial para a gente, porque viemos anunciar que esse ano o House of Chick é parceiro da Novo Conceito! Estamos muito felizes com essa parceria porque amamos os livros do catálogo e estamos empolgadíssimas com as novidades que eles estão preparando para 2019.
📖 Então, quem também tem interesse nos livros da editora, acompanhe nosso ig e nosso blog, pois traremos muitas resenhas e novidades esse ano.
📖 Aproveitando o espaço, vim dizer que decidimos colorir um pouquinho nosso Feed de uma forma bem especial. Vamos fazer três fotos de cada cor por um tempo, então serão duas de capas + uma de lombadas, com livros que indicamos, resenhas, tags, entre outros. A foto de hoje é a segunda do Azul Claro. Esperamos que vocês gostem! :D
📚 Agora nos contem: Vocês também curtem a Novo Conceito? Quais são seus títulos preferidos da editora? E quais vocês nos indicam muito?
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happy tuesday bookworms! 🌱 Q // how do you stay productive working/studying from home if you do?
i work from home and have for nearly two years now. before then, i did a 4 year uni course where it was mostly from home, too! i’d day i’m pretty good at being productive but i have my off days. here are some of my tips:
🍁 know yourself & when you work best. use those hours to do most of your work. i am a morning person so i do my biggest sesh between 8am and 1pm.
🍁 take frequent breaks but also schedule things between those breaks. i like to have specific tasks. so for example, i’m going to work on chapter 1 from 3pm to 4pm today. it’s very specific but it’ll keep me productive!
🍁 set the mood the way that works for you! i have a home office which is extremely helpful. it means the other rooms in my house are for relaxing. i like to have music and candles on all the time too, as a little treat ✨
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the shack: review (2.5/5 💫)
what i liked:
🌟 plot started off really gripping!
🌟 the trinity characters were interesting and different
🌟 this book challenged religious stereotypes
🌟 the author tackled difficult questions and gave a lot of great answers
🌟 some beautiful sentences and i liked the way ‘god’ was portrayed
what i didn’t like:
🌲 there was no plot after the first hundred pages or so. the book just became one big long conversation
🌲 didn’t love mack, the main character
🌲 writing didn’t do anything for me
🌲 the ending was a bit too ambiguous and unconvincing for me
🌲 a lot of the information wasn’t theological which i think is a bit risky for such a popular ‘christian’ book
i’m sure you’ve heard of this book / movie. it’s been very popular in the last few years!! i’m glad i read it but if you pick it up, go into it with an open mind and accepting attitude 🍁