Hello, Book Dragons. If you are reading this I am out of surgery and doped up on pain meds. Should be able to go home tomorrow. Yay.
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𝓗𝓮𝔂 𝓕𝓻𝓲𝓮𝓷𝓭𝓼 🧡
If you could read only one genre for the rest of your life, what would it be?
For me, it'll be Fantasy
I'd like to change my username to something related to Game of Thrones. So if you have any suggestion, I'd love to know 😚
I'm currently reading 𝑺𝒆𝒂 𝑾𝒊𝒕𝒄𝒉 and I'm sad to tell you that it isn't good. It's boring. The characters are annoying and there's no plot. Besides, it's not original, this kind of story is in all YA. I want something different than a girl who falls for her prince-best friend. It was supposed to be a book about mermaids, a retelling of the Little Mermaid and instead, we have a bunch of boring scenes 🙄
I'll tell you more as soon as I finish it. Probably this weekend. I can't wait to finish it and read something else
And you, are you enjoying your reading?
𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘸𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬🧡
5 525 hours ago
"Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars."
So with the news of hubby moving to first shift it means trying out my room with not only light but a bed so I dont have to keep hurting my back on my kitchen floor😂 what do yall think of a theme change to this? Plus it means potentially cute animals in the background 🙌
And look at @arwenauthor I'm even doing a #tolkienreadingday I'm shocking even myself I know😘 I do love lord of the rings just mostly the movies🤫 the book is just so big also I bought this edition off Amazon as it was supposed to have pretty art in it and it doesnt, they lie. Atleast I have these cool coasters from my @beaconbookbox to show off! Use my code: moon5 and you can save on future purchases!
QOTD: let's play some more predictive text...my favorite fictional character has....
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"El mundo es un gato jugando con Australia" de Rayden @soyrayden🐱🎙️ LIBRERÍA CASTELLÓ 965403888 https://www.libreriacastello.net
Aunque pueda parecer lo contrario, El mundo es un gato jugando con Australia es un truco de escapismo; de escapismo de uno mismo.
Siempre he creído que hay personas que son «hogar», personas que te hacen sentir como en casa, protegido y con ganas de echar raíces o la llave por dentro. En este libro cuento lo que pocos te dicen: qué ocurre después de las perdices y de los finales felices cuando de verdad finalizan y se echa el telón.
Bienvenidos a mi cuaderno de bitácora, a mi galería de muchitantos fracasos y dos triunfos, a mi trayecto por corazones intransitables, puertos de pestaña y de palabras con demasiado acantilado mal señalizado.
Monday already? Why can't my work weeks fly by as fast as my weekends. But it was a dang good weekend so no complaints. I was able to attend NTTBF for the fifth straight year and meet Melissa Albert again! She is so delightful that I want to fold her up, put her in my pocket, and carry her around with me. In a totally non creepy way, of course. 💛
#QOTD : Do you like to collect multiple copies of the same book? Special editions or UK/US/limited release editions?
I finally finished this memoir by Laurie Halse Anderson and it is truly a work of art. It’s amazing how she was able to put so many words I was unable to say on paper. She channels raw emotion to create something that can only be describe as amazing. It’s always tough to review a memoir but this one is exceptional. Each page is filled with some sort of emotional turmoil as you continuously see the author share pieces of her personal life. I do have one question, I don’t know if I missed it, but how’s her sister doing? How did her family react to this book and Speak? She’s right, some wound never heal and you want to help someone else but you haven’t healed enough to help them. Link for full review will be posted on my blog after 8am CST today. I share a small piece of my personal story and how this book impacted me. #becomingabetterme#librariansofinstagram#shout#speak#shoutbylauriehalseanderson#speakbylauriehalseanderson#iammelinda#poetricmemoir#yalit#loverofbooks
Website:http://www.authors-cdaniels-salvarez.com == BLURB ==
Family isn't always by blood. Family is who you are willing to bleed for.
Refusing to yield to his father's will and expectations to one day take the reins of the family business, Sam McGregor leaves his home in Texas.
Fate leads him to the small town of Polson Montana, home to the Kings of Retribution MC, where he starts over and meets Sofia Torres.
Sofia's fate was sealed the moment her father committed a crime against an outlaw MC. Strength and determination drove her will to survive the torment she endured at the ruthless hands of the Los Demonios.
Now, with her past behind her, Sophia has been building a life in Polson with her new family.
She never expected to feel anything for a man—until Sam. He evokes feelings she finds herself wanting to explore.
Sofia's strength is tested once more when her life is threatened.
Standing with his chosen family, Sam vows to get her back; proving he will stop at nothing to bring her home. == IN THE SERIES #KU ==
Catch up with The Kings of Retribution MC Series today ⇒ http://smarturl.it/KingsofRetributionMC
These are my tbr-books that I'm currently the most excited to read in April. 🌿
I'm happy that I'm making progress in reading the books that I already own. Six out of the twelve books that I've read this year so far were books from my tbr-shelf and I can't wait to work my way through the rest! I already own so many treasures! #shelfiesunday#hejbookishmarch19
Part one of my March haul! There were actually several more, but I couldn’t fit them all in one photo. These are some of the books I bought this month. I think I am officially on a book buying ban!! #bookhaul#marchbookhaul
5 24424 March, 2019
Hey book lovers, I hope your all enjoying your Sunday morning. I was having a great writing session, when my laptop crashed again! 😭I had written 4500 words this morning, and I thought I lost them all, but autosave managed to recover almost all. I only lost about 500 words in the end! Phew! I’m thinking this girl needs a new laptop! 🤔
I’m so super excited to have my final cover for my book finalized! I am on vacation next week but upon my return I’ll be revealing the cover of The Angolan Girl! 😀
The book in my photo is the one I decided to read next. .
I’ve been collecting and devouring Elizabeth Goudge novels in the past couple years. She’s an author who used to be very well known but had almost completely disappeared. Why had I never even heard of her?!? I’ve loved everything I’ve read so far—and she wrote a lot so I have a long way to go! I’ll be reading The Dean’s Watch in March with the @elizabethgoudgebookclub — feel free to join along with us if you want to give her a chance.
I love Bookstagram because I’ve discovered so many great but more obscure authors! Have you learned about any books or authors you love through this amazing bookish community? 📖
"I know that mirrors give us a false sense of confidence.” I continued. “The reflection that we see everyday has nothing to do with how others see us. The glass lies."
Rasmenia Massoud 📖
This photo was inspired by alternate parallel realities a sort of Alice in wonderland-esque 😅and coincidentally my recent read (11.22.63 by Stephen King) touches on that topic of wormholes and time travel. Let me tell you about it😌🕯
Following Jake, an emotionally detached English teacher with a failed marriage just down on his luck stumbles upon a chance to rewrite history in an epic way, when his friend Al shows him a sort of wormhole that takes you back to the 1950s. They sort of come up with this detailed plan to stop the assassination of JFK and a few other events in order to make the future less grim... but is it really safe to change the past?🤔
I'm a sucker for alternate realities and time travel narratives so this one scratched that itch. The most impressive thing about this book is King's attention to detail in regards to Historical facts, the 50s/60s aesthetic, and the overall tone of the book... Heck! I felt nostalgic and this was a time period before I existed. The idea of the butterfly effect was the core of this and it will make you flip the pages to get to the big reveal of how changing past even in a small way can have major repercussion which made the 700+ page count into an epic thriller.
I still felt like some parts could have been cut down especially the middle part and trigger warning for detailed violent scenes (as expected with most of Stephen King books😂). I would definitely recommend this if you love time-travel, major historical events and Stephen King.
Tell me some of your favourite alternate realities/ time travel adventures 🙌🏿
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I recently finished THOSE WHO KNEW by Idra Novey for @saltwaterreads~
Lena, the main character suspects that Victor, now a powerful political figure murdered Maria. Lena was once involved with the abusive Victor but never spoke up about him. Neither did Freddie, Victor’s brother who has always suspected that his brother has anger issues. While the novel unfolds, Lena questions herself on why she stayed silent and experiences the consequences of remaining silent... The novel is told from multiple perspectives, which I enjoyed but I could also see it getting confusing.
Now onto the review. ‘‘Twas not my favorite. I felt like the book started out very ambitious but quickly found it to be underwhelming. The characters were not well-developed, they all seemed pretty one-dimensional because none of them seemed to have a personality. There was a lot of telling but not enough showing. I also expected it to be a suspenseful novel but it was not well-paced and a bit too simple and predictable. I wanted more layers. It is relatively short and I think it could‘ve been longer to add more meat to the story. While this book did not work out for me, I appreciated the book very much because it is so timely (think of all the powerful political figures / powerful men that abused their power) with the MeToo movement and our current political events. It did make me ponder on a few questions:
1) Does one act (from the past) define someone for the rest of their lives?
2) What are the consequences for those that do witness / experience something wrong and stay silent?
. @saltwaterreads always has great discussions and I am so curious to find out what others thought! Excited for their discussion post (towards the end of the month)! If you’re read this book, please DM me because I need to talk to someone!!