[The body was hard and spongy, the face dark with bruises that spread like wine stains out from the temples and the bridge of the nose. It was the nose that identified him, the broken capillaries flushed meat-red amid the waxy frozen skin. One of the eyes was dislodged at the corner—Tall looked away from it, down at the snow-crusted Carhartt jacket, the sodden trousers, the blue fingers with their nails gone black. He remembered those fingers in his face, commanding his attention for the man’s unfinished jokes. He wondered then if the brother knew, and the next moment, realized with a sinking certainty that he would be tasked with informing him.]
Kind of serendipitous that I decided to take this weekend to "recalibrate". I totally forgot that it's been two years since I finished the first draft.
The last couple of years have been extremely hard for me not only as a writer, but as someone who's trying to figure it all out. And guess what?! I still don't have a clue! But I have a slightly better vision and the tools to help me actualize my potential.
Dear sweet Baby "Truce", I'm proud of the shape you're taking. And while I can't stomach this draft anymore, I look back on it when I'm feeling particularly unmotivated or untalented and remind myself "hey! You wrote a book!" Whether it's a diamond in the rough or 102,095 words of narcissistic garbage 🤣😂🤣 #amwriting#iamawriter#wip#writersofinstagram#writersoffacebook#writerlife#trucenovel#fiction#fictionwriter#romancefiction#writerretreat
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Title: Never Let You Go
Author: Chevy Stevens
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Synopsis: When Lindsey escaped from her abusive husband in the middle of the night she thought she would have to live in fear from him finding them forever. However, in the act of chasing after her he crashed into a young woman and killed her. He went to jail because he was over limit for alcohol. Ten years later when her now ex-husband gets out of jail he tries to track her down. He shows up in the same town as her daughter and weird things start happening
Opinion: I really enjoyed this book. I was always on my toes because there were so many twists and turns. In the end it actually surprised me which never happens because of the amount of Psychological Thrillers I listen to
You were the sun, and I was crashing into you.
- Carry On // Rainbow Rowell
Happy One Year Bookstagram Anniversary!
The first picture I ever posted was of this beautiful book. I remember finishing Eleanor & Park and instantly searching for other Rainbow Rowell books.
I found Carry On and instantly fell in love with the cover and then saw the cover 😍
Before I started this account I was dealing with a lot of stuff. I just was finding my love for reading again. I’m so thankful for the friendships I’ve made because of bookstagram! .
🎉🎉🎉G I V E A W A Y !!! 🎉🎉🎉
In honour of my 1 year on bookstagram! I’m hosting a giveaway! One lucky follower will win 1 book of their choice from Book Depository! The giveaway will run until the end of April 5th at 11:59pm. .
The rules are as followed:
* Must be following me. Please don’t follow just to unfollow, you will be banned from entering any future giveaways. I will be checking!
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NO GIVEAWAY ACCOUNTS.
All participants must be 18+ or have parental consent to give me their address for the prize to be sent.
The giveaway is open internationally as long as Book Depository ships to you.
Any questions just send me a msg! .
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"If knowledge is a weapon then let's be armed".
Pic taken for the Saraz clip "We had been told".🔞❌🔻
One of my favorites French Rap song.Shout out to my homie saraz 👊👊👊legendary
We Wolves Baby👐
Oh my God everybody. Its here! And it's real! It is a real, beautiful book, and I couldn't be more proud. Please remember to check out your own copy at Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/Save-Me-Jackie-Mojica/dp/1984140914
Thanks to the author, Ann lineberger and @suzyapprovedbooktours for my copy of this book!
Walter is a publishing mogul and one day he is murdered in a quaint little town in Connecticut. Walter isn't so innocent though. He has a past where he's done some questionable things. His brother, Charles, is convinced that since his brother was involved with sex clubs and other dangerous activities that his murder must be related.
As the investigation goes on, Charles discovers more than he could imagined. He really gets the behind the scenes feel of this different culture that may be tied their family beyond what his brother was involved in.. This is such a fun mystery novel! I enjoyed the story and it was pretty engrossing. The beginning of the book comes out with a bang and you will be instantly hooked from the start! As long as you can handle some risque subjects, then I think that you will enjoy this novel! I've never read an @ann.lineberger.author novel before but I will definitely look to read more of her work! #sundaybest
#HerrLehmann is a #Germannovel by #SvenRegener , published in 2001, adapted for the screen in 2003. It has been translated into English by #JohnBrownjohn under the title #BerlinBlues .
The story tells of the life of Frank Lehmann in Berlin in 1989. Regener's prequel Neue Vahr Süd (published in 2004) tells of Frank Lehmann's life in the year 1980, especially his time in the Bundeswehr (German armed forces) while the middle part of the trilogy Der kleine Bruder (the little brother) (published 2008) tells of two days in November 1980, when Frank Lehmann arrives at Berlin and tries to find his older brother Manfred who lives as an artist in Berlin Kreuzberg. After these two days of odyssey Frank is no longer the "little brother". #acpl#librarybooks#fiction
This week, we are pleased to feature After Coetzee: An Anthology of Animal Fictions edited by 2013 CAF grantee A. Marie Houser. Houser’s CAF grant went towards working on this book project. She is also the founder of @FaunaryPress, a Minneapolis-based publishing house dedicated to producing innovative fiction and non-fiction focusing on non-human animals.
In “After Coetzee,” Houser brings together 16 beautiful writers contributing fiction, prose poems and even a play. This unique book gives merit to other animal species in poetic ways by ascribing them agency, opportunity and respect. Published in June 2017, the anthology is named after South African author JM Coetzee, a Nobel Prize winner for literature and the first writer to win the prestigious Man Booker International Prize twice, as well as a CAF Advisory Board member. The compilation honours and seeks to reflect what Coetzee has done in his work, presenting literature both for and about "the animal.”
For more information➡️ http://www.faunarypress.com
We’ve got a different kind of episode of #ButThatsAnotherStory today—a live panel we taped at @bookexpo last summer featuring @lbardugo, @wayetu, and Rich Benjamin. Listen now to the link in our bio to hear about the books that have shaped their lives.
Did you see @seanpenn on @jimmykimmellive last night? Rare Bird got a shout out because we’re publishing his next book! Link is in the bio to see the full clip.
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Question: What is a comfortable number of open projects to have at one time? 🗂
I have 1 I want to start writing and another I want to start planning out but I'm so nervous to start another project before I am 10000% done my current one!
THX 1138 is a 1971 science fiction film directed by George Lucas
produced by Francis Ford Coppola (wikipedia)
The triple interaction between architecture, cinema and environmental psychology
Futuristic and underground spaces
New forms of spaces
Underground city located beneath the Earth’s surface
Marin County Civic Centre
Sets featuring the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Marin County Civic
The city would be built along a wagon wheel-like “radial” plan
An enclosed downtown area surrounded by green space
Sensibly planned suburbs
Ultra-modern architecture and florescent-Illuminated hallways of Contemporary
THX 1138 largely in San Francisco
Letting room-filling computer equipment futuristic city buildings
Grim parking garages
Unfinished BART tunnels stand in for the future
My hubby just bought me some new chucks so, I thought what a perfect time to post for #booksandchucks right? I can’t wait to dive into this stack! See any that you read and think I should start with first? Are any of these on your TBR?
Courtside Crush by Kayla Tirrell Spoiler Free Review. *I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for a free and honest review.*
I don't read alot of contemporary/YA romance books I have to admit, however this one sounded like it would be quite an enjoyable read, so I decided why not give it a go?! And I'm so glad I did. I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars I loved it that much.
The characters were interesting and seeing them develop throughout the book was really satisfying. The story itself was addictive and full of plot twists and turns. And the romance was cute and fun and really well done. I loved this story and highly recommend it to YA contemporary fans!
So much for senior year being the best part of high school.
It all started when I caught my boyfriend cheating on me.
I did what any girl would do—I got revenge. Of course, it didn’t stop there. Thanks to a condemning video, I also got eight weeks of community service and athletic probation right before basketball season is supposed to start. (There goes my spot as captain!) Thankfully, there’s a guy at Marlowe Junction’s Helping Hands who makes passing the time more enjoyable. He’s gorgeous, funny, and a huge basketball fan.
Too bad he’s also my brother’s biggest enemy…
Built on musical notation and modeled after hip-hop beats, an innovative first novel set on the New Jersey shore among neon-lit arcades, riot-haunted blocks, and dilapidated boatyards #Sound is the story of a young man who drops out of graduate school and returns to his hometown on the New Jersey shore, only to find that home is not what he remembers it to be. Brainy, music-obsessed, and adrift, Cincy spends his days managing the crew of a local boatyard, his nights roaming the shore's bars and boardwalks. His fleeting encounters with a woman called Vera, whose path he crosses but whose love he can never seem to earn, soon develop into an obsession. As he pursues Vera through a tangle of wild parties and packed clubs, Cincy is trailed at every step by the police, who have their own mysterious plans for him and his coworkers at the yard.
Loud with the sounds of thumping cars, riot-haunted blocks, and amusement parks, this #firstnovel from #TMWolf takes the reader into uncharted territory. Sound braves an entirely new way to tell a poignant story about being young and searching for love and for home.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication date: January 1, 2012 #acpl#librarybooks#fiction
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New Fiction! How the Light Gets In by Jolina Petersheim is a modern retelling of Ruth set in a cranberry bog in Wisconsin. From the highly acclaimed author of The Outcast and The Alliance comes an engrossing novel about marriage and motherhood, loss and moving on. #howthelightgetsin#jolinapetersheim@jolinapetersheimauthor
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Today’s #botd is “ Sometimes it happens”
authored by Mr. Karan Sharma. Thank you Karan and Srishti Publications for sending me the review copy.
About the book-
What happens when two adults with a vast age difference fall in love?
Gautam is a twenty-five-year-old upcoming professional and Roshni, a senior management member working in the same multinational bank. More than a decade apart in age, they cannot help but feel attracted towards each other.
However, can two people with such a vast age difference be compatible?
Sometimes It Happens explores the fun and turmoil as they fall in love, get laughed at by their friends and then develop cold feet, thinking about the repercussions their age difference could have on their relationship.
They say love is blind. So, will two smart professionals decide to listen to their hearts or will they listen to their mind to avert what may be the biggest blunder of their lives?
I liked the plot very much.This topic is much talked about these days and I am glad that the author wrote such a beautiful story without creating unnecessary drama and being brutally honest.
In India , falling in love with someone who is older in age is still considered a taboo and even if they do , they are shit scared to make their relationship public because of the social pressure .
I liked the characters, plot , language , narration and the flow of the story.Only thing that I didn’t like is the cover and the title of the book.If could have been better.Overall a nice light read .
You haven't seen yet my shortfilm paradox?? What are you waiting for?! Link in my bio ❤🌺 The shortfilm is going to participate in @_feelmotion!!! If you have one you can also do the same so, go to the web for more info!!! ;) (feelmotion.esne.es)
Midi arrive et on décide d'aller manger dans un petit resto sympathique. Une fois le repas terminé on paye et on va au bord de la plage. -Je vais me baigner!, dit Oli en enlevant son teeshirt et son short -Te noie pas!
Il rigole et se dirige vers l'eau, et moi j'enlève mon teeshirt laissant apparaître mes beaux abdos. Je m'allonge sur un transat et regarde mon frère nager, des meufs le regarde limite en bavant. Si elles savaient qu'elles sont loins d'être le style de mon frère!
On vient de rentrer à l'hôtel, on a mangé au resto et là j'attend Flo qui est au toilette pour lui demander ce qu'il veut faire maintenant. Il sort enfin et s'assoit à côté de moi sur le canapé. -On va se coucher?, demandais-je -Ouais, je suis mort, dit-il
On se lève du canapé et on se dit bonne nuit avant d'aller chacun dans notre chambre. Je me change et je me couche dans mon lit. Je prend mon ordi et je lance une série sur Netflix avant de dormir. *Ellipse jusqu'au 22 janvier 2019*
Aujourd'hui c'est l'anniversaire de mon frère, je lui ai préparé plein de trucs j'espère vraiment que ça va lui plaire. Je me suis levé avant lui pour une fois. Je me suis même organisé avec l'hôtel pour faire venir des ballons d'anniversaire et aussi avec le chiffre 26, car il a 26 ans. J'ai même demandé une piñata et un petit gâteau!
Il est 11h et il dort toujours je décide donc d'aller le réveiller. J'entre dans sa chambre et je l'allume la lumière.
Oh, you guys. The second book in @johnaugust’s Arlo Finch trilogy is phenomenal. I really enjoyed the first book and somehow this is just beyond. I adore the cast of characters, the time-traveling elements, the clever call-outs to the paradoxical nature of time travel, the setting, the OTHER cast of characters, and heck if I wasn’t sobbing over a certain four-legged friend. And that ending just exceeded all expectation—OF COURSE that’s what book three will be!
John August is a brilliant writer, able to craft compelling characters and weave a plot that has that special something: a quality that keeps you pressing forward, beats that hit just so, intrigue that has you desperate to turn pages, continually surprising and delighting while also fully sinking in and grasping your heart.
□■□ So, I finished Neil Gaiman's Stardust yesterday and if you saw my IG story, you'd know that I rated it 4.5/5☆. Tbh, while reading the first few chapters, I thought it'll be the first time I'll be disappointed by a Gaiman novel. Then Tristan's parents got together (if you've read this, you know what i mean😁) and took the story into another direction. This is what I love most about Gaiman. You'd never know what to expect from him. If you simply read the synopsis, you'd think that you'll just be getting another unique, interesting, fluff love story. Then he adds violence in the most direct and blunt way possible...no censorship whatsoever.🙈 Definitely a breath of fresh air from all that fluffiness. So, if you're into adventure, fantasy, romance, and action, this book will give you a taste of each. Another two thumbs up from me.💕
Good night! ⛼💕🌃
🔥Tell me your favourite book cover uf you have one!🔥
The cover of The Runaways could be this years favourite for me! I love covers with birds on 🐧🐦🐤oh I love birds on covers !
Earlier this year I loved Once Upon a River's cover(a large swan!) and Gingerbread is also another lovely cover!
The Runaways by Fatima Bhutto (yes, a relative of Benazir Bhutto) is a novel set in Pakistan.
Anita lives in Karachi's biggest slum. Her mother is a maalish wali, paid to massage the tired bones of rich women. But Anita's life will change forever when she meets her elderly neighbour, a man whose shelves of books promise an escape to a different world.
On the other side of Karachi lives Monty, whose father owns half the city and expects great things of him. But when a beautiful and rebellious girl joins his school, Monty will find his life going in a very different direction.
Sunny's father left India and went to England to give his son the opportunities he never had. Yet Sunny doesn't fit in anywhere. It's only when his charismatic cousin comes back into his life that he realises his life could hold more possibilities than he ever imagined.
This post really spoke to me because I feel like my own flaws can be perceived as positive in certain ways, and most of the characters I write are the same way. For example, ambition can lead to characters being successful, but also biting off way too much for them to chew, creating major problems. What are some “positive flaws” in your story?
I was lucky to get an extra ARC of The Better Sister by Alafair Burke and I want to give one away to one of you!💕 This book publishes on April 16th! See rules below. US addresses only.
1. Follow me (Please don't follow and then unfollow, it's not nice!)
2. Like this post.
3. Tag 2 friends you think would love to win this book!
1. Share this post in your stories for 24 hours & tag me so I see it!
2. Tag two additional friends. You can do this as many times as you want as long as it's different tagged friends each time. Each comment will count as one entry
Giveaway ends on March 26th, 2019 at 11:59 CT. Winner will announced shortly thereafter! Good luck! 💕
This giveaway is not affiliated or sponsored by Instagram, publisher or the author. #thebettersister
Synopsis: When a prominent Manhattan lawyer is murdered, two estranged sisters—one the dead man’s widow, the other his ex—must set aside mistrust and old resentments . . . but can they escape their past?
Though Chloe was the younger of the two Taylor sisters, she always seemed to be in charge. She was the honor roll student with big dreams and an even bigger work ethic. Nicky was always restless . . . and more than a little reckless—the opposite of her ambitious little sister. She floated from job to job and man to man, and stayed close to home in Cleveland.
For a while, it seemed like both sisters had found happiness. Chloe earned a scholarship to an Ivy League school and moved to New York City, where she landed a coveted publishing job. Nicky married promising young attorney Adam Macintosh, and gave birth to a baby boy they named Ethan. The Taylor sisters became virtual strangers.
Now, more than fifteen years later, their lives are drastically different—and Chloe is married to Adam. When he’s murdered by an intruder at the couple’s East Hampton beach house, Chloe reluctantly allows her teenaged stepson’s biological mother—her estranged sister, Nicky—back into her life. But when the police begin to treat Ethan as a suspect in his father’s death, the two sisters are forced to unite.