I think I’ve gained a momentum or a ‘mausam’ as you say in Hindi. I’ve finished two books in less than 10 days. And I’m part proud and part disconcerted. I want to say that speed doesn’t matter, but honestly right now it does, for me. It does because I feel like I am missing out on reading many more amazing reads and works. It almost gives me a panic. And I’m trying to deep breathe and acknowledge that I am doing my best and that I’ll get there one book at a time, one page at a time.
So here I am. Asking you for some help. Suggest books that may not be floating on the Bookstagram community because they are ‘the trend’. I’d rather you pick the books that connected with you. That spoke to you. That are still in you.
Do as many as you can. I’d want to shout out to the recommendation.
Thanks. 🖖🏼 #bookstagram#booksonbooks#bookpile#bookstagramindia#lightroompresets#read#bookstack
Happy Friday! This was such a good reading week for me. For one, I grabbed this stunning new historical fiction novel and I’m really enjoying it. It’s different from any other war story I’ve ever read, which is so refreshing. Is anyone else reading a good HF right now?! I DNF’d The Huntress, don’t judge! 🙊
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This book is fairly tricky to find, though print on demands are available. The information can be a bit outdated, but the lovely tipped in samples of leather and bookcloth are awesome! I love the second images: “guaranteed free of injurious acid..” yeahhhhh I can SEE that... 😑 anyway- lovely little book. #bookbinding#bookbinder#samples#booksonbooks#reliure#bibliophile#bookstagram
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Happy #gryffindorpride day!!
If you didn’t know I am a proud Gryffindor!
I also think I’m a little Hufflepuff as well!
I hope you’ve been celebrating Hogwarts Pride Week
What Hogwarts house are you?!
Tell me down 👇🏻
Well obviously making my way through The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo means I NEEDED to continue with Taylor Jenkins Reid! So I went ahead and ordered Daisy Jones and the Six which is blowing up bookstagram. Plus it’s a Reese’s bookclub pick so I’m sold.
I know I’m late to the game here but I have shockingly never read a Fredrik Backman novel🙈 My friend told me Beartown blew her away with the incredible characters so the second it went on sale it was in my cart!
Obviously I have zero self control... Have you read these popular books yet? What did you think?
No better time to start #marinbooks19 than the last week of the month 😅
Today’s prompt: book set in another country.
As a huge historical romance fan, this pretty much left us with endless options, but because we are still celebrating @tessa_dare blessing us all with THAT COVER REVEAL THO we decided to throw it back to Alex and Chase. This book is hilarious, heart felt, scandalous, and smart and if you haven’t read The Girl Meets Duke series, Spindle Cove series, or any of her other masterpieces I’m not sure we can be friends until you do.
Seriously keeping my fingers crossed for more Emma and Ash cameos because they are my favorite couple from any of her books ♥️♥️♥️
What do you want from me, why don’t run from me, what are you wondering. What do you know? •
I actually love how this came out lol! I felt like my photos have been lacking some creativity and now I kinda feel like I got it back? I don’t know lol! •
So I’m very interested to see how Pet Sematary turns out. In MY opinion by the trailers I’ve seen it looks like it’s good, but not... that good. But I have only seen the trailers so, who knows lol! I’m very interested to see how it all turns out! But you know what is good? Actually FANTASTIC?!?! These ICONIC paper dolls honey!!! And you can only get them from one place and one place only honey bunches of oats! And that is @astrangerdream Honey!! And guess what girl! Use my code HOE5 and you’ll save some money girl!!! •
What’s your favorite King movie? Mine is obviously Carrie. The original Carrie that is lol!
“Sono così felice di dare finalmente questa nuova appassionata storia d'amore al mondo. È una Cenerentola del 21esimo secolo. Maxim e Alessia mi hanno condotto in un viaggio affascinante e spero che i miei lettori saranno travolti dalla loro storia elettrizzante e sensuale […] e che, come me, si innamorino di loro.” - E.L James 🌹
Essendo una grande fan di questa scrittrice nutro grandi aspettative. Non vedo l’ora di averlo tra le mani.
Il libro in Italia è in uscita il 18 aprile 2019. 🍀
📖 RESEÑA 📖
Hoy hago doble publicación para hablaros de Azul Venezia, un libro que me ha gustado mucho. Tengo un sorteo activo de esta novela hasta el Domingo así que estais a tiempo de participar. ( Próxima reseña en el blog)
📖 Sinopsis editorial:
Caterina Sforza, aprendiz de forense e hija del médico más prestigioso de la ciudad, descubre el cuerpo de una muchacha crucificada en una góndola; está rodeada de velas encendidas y tiene los pechos teñidos de azul. Éste será el primero de una serie de asesinatos con puestas en escena tan bellas como perturbadoras. Las víctimas son alumnas del Ospedale della Pietá, el conservatorio para huérfanas con talento musical donde da clase el gran maestro Antonio Vivaldi. Caterina entrará en ese hospicio para descubrir al culpable. No estará sola : el capitán español Antonio Guardi, conocido por en la Corte por sus dotes deductivas y sus capacidad de análisis, le ayudará a averiguar qué se esconde tras las muertes en una ciudad de máscaras donde nada ni nadie es lo que parece.
📖 Opinión personal:
Espero que leáis la reseña que publicaré durante el fin de semana en el blog, porque es un libro que merece la pena descubrir. La atmósfera es totalmente envolvente y consigue trasladarte a la Venezia de la época. La premisa de la que parte la novela me ha parecido muy interesante, consiguiendo mantener la tensión durante los capítulos.
📖 Puntuación: 5️⃣/5️⃣.
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Piątek, piąteczek, piątunio! 🤗
Chyba się starzeje...zamiast pić piwo, siedzieć w pubie ze znajomymi, tańczyć i śmiać się, ja siedzę w łóżku popijając pyszną herbatę, a moim jedynym towarzyszem albo towarzyszką jest...książka! 🙈
A Wy jak spędzacie wieczorne piąteczki? 😎
Ps. Nowy kubek wjechał, a co do książki, nie wiem czy dam radę przeczytać. Jako mama 6 letniej córki, tę książkę czyta mi się bardzo ciężko, nie wiem czy wytrwam, a czuję, że jednak polegne...
Miłego dziubaski 😗
We do not remember days, we remember moments."
Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on top of the bell tower at their school, both seemingly having the same idea to jump off the ledge and end their lives then and there. Violet is a cheerleader who is dealing with the death of her sister (Eleanor) while Finch is the "freak" of the school who is constantly thinking of ways he could end his life. He suffers from depression which his family does not seem to understand.
But when one saves the other their journey begins. After being paired up for a project to, they start to discover the world around them and understand each other along the way.
This book is similar to The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. While TFIOS focuses on cancer, this book focuses on mental illness. Because of this I was expecting to have the same feeling of "This book is sad but amazing" as I did for TFIOS but I did not.
This could have been a better book of there was more character and plot development and not just suicide thrown in your face, so now cry but also love it.
I had a hard time finishing this book and there are many people who loved it but I am not one of them.
I rated it 2/5 on Goodreads because in my opinion everything in the book just felt fake and if it wasn't for certain parts of the book I would gave rated it a 1/5.
What did you think of the book? Comment down below 👇🏼
Melina L.🦄 .
Uno de mis libros favoritos siempre será Alicia en el país de las maravillas, me he dispuesto a coleccionar todas las ediciones, y recientemente conseguí este ejemplar de la colección @almaeditorial
El precioso separador con coldige pertenece a @kokishopmx visiten su linda tienda (: Ahora cuéntenme ¿Cual es su libro favorito?, ¿Tendrían todas las ediciones existentes de su libro preferido?
I finished Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan two days ago, and honestly? Disliked it. Disliked it so much that I'm only giving it 1/5 stars.
First of all, the book is way too long. My copy was 530 pages and at least 200 of those could easily have been cut by a good editor. Storylines don't seem to really go anywhere, one particular subplot made me roll my eyes at the sheer stupidity of it, random characters are given one or two POV chapters and then never given another, which led to confusion as to why it was necessary to give them those chapters in the first place? You even have several pages from the POV of a character you've only just met and will never see again, thinking about another character that rarely turns up throughout the story, for no reason at all.
There was also a constant shifting of POV in any given chapter and sometimes it happened several times on a single page. Because every person's thoughts were revealed during the course of the story, you're never really surprised by anything that happens. You know what every character is thinking and what their motivations are, so it's not a big reveal whenever the main character is inevitably betrayed or tricked or insulted. Reading 500+ pages where nothing ever surprises you isn't very fun.
Another thing I disliked is the writing. Everything is told and not shown, and boy, the dialogue is some of the worst I've ever read. It didn't feel authentic at all.
Not one single character is well-written. Everyone's flat, horrible, catty and extremely dramatic, but not in a fun way. No one has any depth to them, and the main characters are only defined by their "at least we're not AS concerned about money like the others" position, but guess what - money solves their problems too, so I'm not really sure what the point of this whole book was? To show that money can make people shallow? Because that could have been done in way less than 500 pages.
Anyway, I far preferred the film to the book. The film actually managed to be fun and felt somewhat more realistic, at least in terms of dialogue, so I'd recommend just watching that.
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[ #HouseOfNight || #oparaisolivros ]
A série House Of Night conta com 12 livros, na foto só tem nove porque foi até onde eu li, mais o Manual do Novato 101!! .
🧛♀️ Sobre a série: Zoey não fazia ideia de que estava se transformando em um vampiro quando uma marca apareceu em sua testa, com isso ela precisou ir à uma escola só de vampiros, para que seu corpo não rejeitasse sua transformação. Mas Zoey é especial de alguma forma o que deixa seus colegas de escola um tanto curiosos.
Esta é uma série que vai se aprofundando cada vez mais no ambiente e na cultura criados, além de Deuses e rituais singulares que prendem qualquer um nesse mundo que se apresenta.
🧛♀️ Se tornou uma série muito importante pra mim, pois:
👉 Eu li ela quando tinha 14 anos (fazem quase 10 anos) e na época estava muuuuito em alta coisas sobre vampiros. Crepúsculo tinha acabado de explodir e todos só falavam sobre os adoradores de sangue.
👉 Como todo mundo só falava de Crepúsculo, minha avó, uma mulher à frente de sua época, quis ler a série toda da Stephenie Meyer!!! Como ela gostou muito eu ofereci pra ela ler a série House Of Night, que tem vampiros também. A questão é que quando emprestei meus livros da série pra ela, minha avó linda começou a me chamar de “Passarinha” como a avó de Zoey (personagem principal) a chama. Como já não tenho mais minha avó, sempre que olho essa série eu tenho uma recordação gostosa dela!! .
🧛♀️ E este último é um dos fortes motivos que me fazem querer reler, em breve, essa série e terminá-la, pois acabei não a continuando. Não a continuei por achar na época (10 anos atrás) que a série foi se perdendo um pouco. Espero pensar diferente lendo ela de novo 🥰
Vocês conhecem a série? Já leram? .
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I'm about 300 pages into The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, and it's finally starting to grab my attention a little. It honestly hasn't been the most interesting read so far, although I do like the premise. It seems like it's getting better now, though.
Can you believe we’re already half way through March? I’ve made quite a good dent in my TBR this month and I thought I’d share my last five reads in case you’re looking for what to pick up next.
📖 The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim: A classic set in a rustic Italian castle in the 1920s, it’ll put you in a Spring mindset.
📖 Truth or Dare by Non Pratt: YA from dual perspectives about family, new relationships and how far you would go for an important cause.
📖 Red Sky at Night by Jane Struthers: a miscellany of facts and tradition of the English countryside.
📖 The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James: YA set in the future after a global fertility crisis, Lowrie and Shen are the only two young people on the planet.
📖 The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton: Now I’m actually still reading this, about 150 pages in and enjoying it so far. Agatha Christie inspired mystery-thriller with a twist.
What have you read so far in March?
📚 Currentlyreading #dreambunnybookishmarch19
📚 Last five reads #wildadventuresmar19
📚 Book and drink #ladiesoffictionmar19
📚 Standalones #bellesbookishmarchmadness19
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Throwback to a perfect day sunny day in Nashville, book browsing and meeting book friends in real life in @thebookshopnashville with @whatjessicareads. I mean, can a bookstore get any cuter than this?? 😍
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Did you know Isabel Allende starts writing a new book only on January 8th? Hilary Mantel takes showers to combat writers’ block, and Colette’s husband locked her in her writing room and was not let out until she finished her daily quota. DAILY RITUALS: WOMEN AT WORK is an incredible resource that explores the obstacles and rituals in the work ethic of 143 remarkable creative women. I’m finding this book so inspiring that I am teaming up with @aaknopf to giveaway TWO copies of this brilliant book.
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OPEN INTERNATIONALLY, two winners get one copy each. By entering you confirm you don’t have a problem sharing your address and that you have parental permission to participate if you’re under 18 years of age. Not affiliated with Instagram. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! Giveaway ends on March 31.
Hope you’re all having a good Sunday!!