The respect I have for these men is endless. My favorite SEAL on the planet recommended this book. It is such an emotional read and a window into what they as well as their loved ones endure. I highly recommend 🇺🇸
2 28 minutes ago
I really, really, really loved this book! it’s about Marlowe, a girl who receives an organ transplant and tries to make sense of her new heart, herself, and her donor’s life. female friendships and a very adorable Montague/Capulet-style romance between Marlowe (a vegan) and Leo (a butcher’s son) provide just as many laughs as they do tear-inducing moments. Marlowe was hilariously awkward in most situations, and the side characters added a lot to the story. her family, friends, and the dastardly butcher’s son all felt fleshed out and believable. though they could be quirky, they were undeniably human. I recommend this especially if you enjoyed Five Feet Apart ✨🌸
I came back from my trip! My feet are destroyed. My legs hurt. So I could say it's definitely a good trip! I want to upload things to the instagram history later, because I couldn't always find Wifii for them.
So, now weekend is startimg and I want to catch up in Uni work. But also, in my readings. I am currently reading: 1. Harry Potter and the Orden of the Phoenix. It's difficult to read because I know one of my fav characters die, so I read slowly. I'm gonna try read a chapter per night. 2. reread of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. I got a copy of this for christmas and now that I have the physical book I want to read it. I started it the other day because I was kind of sad and this is a very sad but beautiful book. 3. I'm reading Anne Frank's diary. I wanted to read it before my travel to Amsterdam because I visited the museum. But it's really hard to read. It's not fiction, I'm resding a full-real person words, and sometimes it's hard. But I'm enjoying it immensely. 4. I'm reading Dare to Fall by Estelle Maskame when I'm on the bus to go to Uni and in my way home. I really like her books.
Wow that was LONG. My reading goal this year was 50 books (4-5 per month) and at the end of March I should have read like 12-13 and I read 10 so...not bad! #Qofd Do you have a reading challenge this year? How many books have you read so far?
1 272 hours ago
When your tio shows up at your house unannounced and you're in your pjs looking messy 🐖
1 292 hours ago
Another beautiful but traumatic book by Tasmanian born #richardflanagan . This is the story of immigrants from Slovenia and begins in 1954.
The story travels back and forth between the 50s and 80s weaving the tragic life of the Buloh family. Sonja has returned to Tasmania after 35 years to try and understand why her mother left her when she was 3, and try to come to terms with her father's alcoholism.
Based around the building or the hydroelectric scheme which thousands travelled to Australia to work on with dreams of a better life than in their own countries.
This is not a happy read but it is worth it, though I wouldn't advise reading it if you're feeling really down.
For the past few years I haven't read a lot of books. The last thing I felt like doing after a long day of reading and writing was seeing more words on a page. But in recent times I've remembered the feeling of joy a good book can elicit. I may not be the world's fastest reader - some may even call me slow - but I am excited to be making my way through these gems. Daring Greatly by @brenebrown is quite possibly the greatest thing I have ever read. It's life-changing.
You all know how much we love books around here. That’s why when We found @bookroo_love we were so happy and excited!!! Bookroo is a monthly subscription for your kids and they offer personal and gift box subscriptions for ages 0-10! It’s come wrapped like a gift and feels like getting a present all the time. USE MY CODE: LULET and get 15% off on your order. 📚💗 #ad#bookroo
14 1374 hours ago
Looks like I am going to be busy for the next couple months. There are 6 more in the mail. Maybe I was just a bit ambitious.
Although my birthday was in January I’m still accepting belated gifts…just…putting that out there… #bookwormlife
0 135 hours ago
I saw this book posted on another bookstagram and realized I hadn’t reviewed it. So here goes🙃
Synopsis: Britt-Marie is someone others may call peculiar, she’s set to her ways and most have dinner at 6p. She finds herself in a small, financially suffering city, after leaving her cheating husband. They don’t like outsiders, but slowly she begins to fit in and develop relationships she never imagined. 💚
Thoughts: This is a love story at it’s core. It might bring you tears, I know I was crying, but it’ll also put a smile on your face. It took me a little bit to get into this book, but I’m so very happy I stick with it. 💚
You May Also Like: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman (the prequel to this book, but you don’t have to read them in order/both)
Have you read this book? What were your thoughts?
4 395 hours ago
⭐️ How is your reading month going?
- I’ve read some amazing books in March - 9 so far!! I just looked back at some of the notes I took about some novels I read at the beginning of the month and it feels like that was so long ago😱 How is there still a week of March left?😂
BOOKS WITH PEOPLE.
Hi everyone! It is Day 22 of the #bookstamumsmarch19 photo challenge and the theme today is to share books with people on the front. There are soooo many to choose from but I really think this one - Assassin’s Blade - is so stunning.
I often find that when I read a book, in my head I don’t see the characters in the same way they appear in the book’s art or merch. Are you the same???
Did you spot the STUNNING double-sided bookmark from @kimcarlika ? (swipe to see the other side). Carmen’s design is exquisite- she is so very talented at what she does and is so generous as a person. I am majorly excited about her bookmark bundle too. You can totally treat yourself to this, or any of her work, using code MUMMY10 to save at the checkout. You won’t be disappointed 😘😍.
Candles: @bookishburns MUMMY10.
37 1917 hours ago
I definitely suffer from eco anxiety🤢
But instead of just sitting here and suffering, I decided to take action to end my suffering💪🏼 I’m not perfect but the road to sustainability is about progress not perfection🌈
What steps are you taking to learn and live a sustainable and eco conscious life?💚
3 467 hours ago
So I’ve been MIA for the last month of my pregnancy to get rest, but I’m pleased to announce the arrival of this little angel! My son Jordan was born last Wednesday! I am over the moon in love and enjoying this precious time with him.
There probably won’t be any new releases until mid to late May when I unveil our first planner sticker collection. Until then the shop will be open so stay tune for our Easter and Mother’s Day offerings plus #momlife and #bookstagram content!
Isn’t this beautiful?
I am so very excited for @arwenauthor ‘s book FRUIT FORBIDDEN - Ellen is so lovely and genuine, and this book sounds so good!
The super talented @tarynbrickner designer the cover and I love the little details 😍 @marchhamilton will be publishing.
Here’s the blurb... Mia is caught between wanting to be like everyone else, and her own comfortable world of books and easy friendships. Being sixteen isn’t easy: complex cliques, Percy teachers, A levels looming, family dramas... she can’t shake the feeling she’ll never fit in. What price does she have to pay to find out who she is?
Abandoned by friends, Mia is lost and needs someone to guide her. Who can save her now? In the struggle to find herself, someone finds her first. A new friend, a dragon with a persistent voice, making decisions for her. He tells her who to be friends with, what to say, what to do, what to eat.
As Mia’s world shrinks, she shrinks with it and the Dragon fills the shell of her old life, louder and more pervasive. Can she slay him before she is lost? Or will being thin solve everything?
"When I was born, the word for what i was did not exist." Circe, Madeline Miller
I'm reading thIs beauty right now and enjoying it a lot. There's something captivating about Madeline Miller's narratives. For me her characters' voices always feel unique and strangely intimate. Kirke's voice is genuine and I love seeing how her persective changes, how she learns and reacts to different things happening to her. And slowly decides to MAKE things happen instead. I don't want to say too much, since I haven't finished it yet, but for now I'd say the big part of this story is personal growth and owning who you are. Woman. Witch. And much more. Can't wait to see how thIs story progresses.
Have you ever read a Madeline Miller book? (If you haven't... WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! GO READ THE SONG OF ACHILLES, NOW)
Hello, Lovelies! When a Duchess Says I Do by Grace Burrowes is an enchanting Regency romance with a fairy-tale twist from an always witty and delightful New York Times bestselling author! Review on the blog - link in bio @readforeverpub@hachettebooks@graceburrowesauthor Preorder https://amzn.to/2Ths9SV
Little pig little pig let me in 🐷
Just like the story in the Three Little Pigs - the brick house wasn’t blown down. Our house is brick and there’s a CAT 4 tropical cyclone Veronica bashing on the front door eeeekkk. Fingers crossed for a happy ending 🤭🌪💦
14 12319 hours ago
It’s #worldbookday so I’m sharing the room from where I have traveled all over the world through my books! Today I’ll be celebrating by reading, of course 🥰📖☕️
I’m currently reading two books—The Dean’s Watch by Elizabeth Goudge (set in England) and The Weight of a Piano by Chris Cander (which has me traveling from a Romanian forest to Russia to California). Where are you traveling today from within the pages of your book?
Btw, if you look closely, you can see one of my library cats in her favorite spot! 😉