Bright Side by @kimholdenauthor is one that continuously inspires me. Yes, this book ABSOLUTELY GUTTED me like no one's business, but it is one of the most UNFORGETTABLE books out there. And one that leaves you smiling, yet even after the FAT crocodile tears.
Inspiring reads. 2 of my favorite historical fiction books. I wrote down so many quotes from these two. Love the ones below.
“The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself, and shine amongst those who never believed she could.” All the Light We Cannot See
“Is it right,” Jutta says, “to do something only because everyone else is doing it?”
🌼 #ampersandmarch19 - Aragorn || Brave characters
🌼 #marchofthefavourites - Words to love by || Bookish quotes
🌼 #marchbookstagram19 - Inspiring
🌼 #thecrazyreadersmar19 - Blue Books
🌼 #marinbooks19 - Set in a foreign country
Day 22. Inspiring
The entirety of Cheryl Stayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things inspires so much thought and reflect and powerful emotions, but there’s a quote that speaks to some of my fears today:
“Or just close your eyes and remember everything you already know. Let whatever mysterious starlight that guided you this far guide you into whatever crazy beauty awaits. Trust that all you learned during your college years was worth learning, no matter what answer you have do not have about what use it is. Know that all those stories, poems, plays, and novels are a part of you now and that they are bigger than you and they always will be.”
For a long time I berated myself for going to school for theatre instead of English. It was the path I was on in high school and seemingly, the best fit after my AP English experience. But I chose theatre because I hadn’t spent much time doing it and could spend four years studying something new.
And I have to remind myself that I’m just as capable as writer for all the other things I’ve learned along the way without a formal degree in the field. And that my what I learned in my program during my university years has plenty of use.
I don’t know if someone else needs a reminder that they don’t need classes to make them a writer or that the time spent pursuing other adventures is not a waster- but here it is❤️
[Image description: an open copy of Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed next to a blue vase with greenery and a patterned bit of fabric.]
2 642 hours ago
Happy Griffindor pride day to my fellow Gryffindors! Roarrrrrr! ❤️💛❤️💛🦁O-O
Party at Gryffindor common room, yes? I’m bringing cupcakes and giggle juice (not water, but juice, if you know what I mean lol) what are you bringing?
Let’s chat about life. Share anything you’d like to share with us. Favorite food, favorite color, least favorite, diet tips, favorite workout...ANY-THING!
Okay me first: I used to climb mountains back in college, but I have fear of heights. So when I do flatlays, which require stepping on a step ladder for better results, believe me when I tell you that dizziness and panic attacks happened after lol. I loveeeeee food so much, but I get grossed out at the thought of touching food.
Hello #bookstagram , « Everyone in this world is breathing borrowed air » Five feet apart by Rachael Lippincot
I am not sure I want to write something...
To be honest I read this books because a friend of mine on bookstagram told me it was really worth it and I would love it PLUS I saw the trailer and it looks SO good !
I bought it, it's a small book (less than 300 pages) what can go wrong right ... Well let me tell you what can go wrong : - I read this book in one day - I couldn't put it down and had, HAD to finish before going to sleep
- I smiled, I loved, I laughed, I got sad and I cried and cried and smiled a little bit and then cried some more ... It's weird to be in love with a heartbroken book right ? Well it's me, right at this second.
I just watched the trailer a second time, I hope it will be out in France in no time and that the movie will do justice to this beautiful book !
Is anyone else kind of stingy with their five star ratings? There’s a certain feeling I get with some books, that can happen at any point during reading, where I *know* I’m going to rate it five stars. I can’t describe it, it’s just a feeling like the book is speaking to some part of me or imparting some knowledge or value that I didn’t know I needed. My last 5 star read was Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi - I’m a sucker for a sweeping generational saga and Yaa Gyasi somehow managed to get me to connect to a character within a single chapter. What was your last five star read?
📚 Sea of books #fangirlsbookishmarch
📚 Set in a different country #marinbooks19
📚 Last 5 star read #ladiesoffictionmar19
📚 Inspiring #marchbookstagram19
📚 A book to fall in love with #marchofbooks19
9 1256 hours ago
Favorite Line ¡¡Feliz Día Mundial de la Poesía!! De Vania Vargas, Señas Particulares y Cicatrices por la Editorial Catafixia.
Writers, have you developed a magic system for your #WIP ? Readers, do you have a favourite type of magic? In today's blog post (URL below), I explore the main types of magic in fantasy fiction, some important considerations when creating your own system, and give you a sneak peak at how it works in my own WIP. Come and join the chat!! 📚🔮
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"No one needed to bother opening the letter to know what it said." - Mary Weber, To Best the Boys
Happy Thursday, bookstagrammers! What is something that you struggle with? For me, it's self-esteem. I have always been my own worst enemy when it comes to building myself up, and with everything I have going on this year, it's so easy to look at my tower of tasks and say "yeah, right. I don't have what it takes to do all of that."
BUT I got a promotion at work yesterday. A big one that I have been dreaming of for years. It means more responsibility, which in my brain equals more stress, and when I first got it, after the initial elation, I felt that doubt creeping in, ready to sweep my confidence out from under me. And you know what I did?
I stopped it. I told myself that I wouldn't have gotten the job if I wasn't capable of doing it and proceeded to surround myself with strong, independent woman quotes, songs, and books, like this one by @maryweberauthor . It's about a girl who disguises herself in order to enter an all-boys competition so she can save her mother and lots of other people from a disease. Pretty powerful stuff, if you ask me!
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Assalamulaikum Guys, how are you? 😊✨
In case you miss it, we have announced the giveaway winners 😊✨ Check giveaway post to see who became the winner😊
Fun fact: Did you know Indonesia book is often come with matching bookmark? 😍✨ You can slide to see The Wrong Side of The Right bookmark.
It is gorgeous, is not it? 😍
Hope you guys have a great day 😊😘
1 6714 hours ago
"True love is usually the most inconvenient kind."
QotD: What book would make a great movie?
Hey everyone! have less than 10% left to finish HoF, and I really enjoyed the twists and turns that happened in this book. Let's see what crazy, nasty cliffhanger Sarah J Maas will deliver this time! 😱
AotD: This series would make for a very entertaining watch, for sure!
Make this into a movie! - #AlltheBooksMarch19
Bookish Candles: Fragrance Day - #BookQueensMar19
Favorite Line - #MarchBookstagram19
Character with your initial - #MarinBooks19
Olá pessoas! Como andam as leituras? Eu estou terminando "Herdeira de Fogo" e antes de começar o quarto volume, vou concluir a leitura de "A Sombra do Vento". Março está sendo bem esquisito e fiz poucas, mas boas leituras. Mas me contem o que vocês estão lendo é o que estão achando?
Assalamualaikum Happy Friday Guys😍😍✨
QOTD: You now gain superpower of whatever it is your current phone background! What is it?
My current phone background is my prewedding photo 😂😂 Does it mean I have prewedding superpower? 😂😂
Oh, perhaps it is mean I have the power of love? 😍💕
How about you? 😊
. #bbwreadathon2019 Cover buy
47 30715 hours ago
Its slytherin pride day. Which is truly every day. I wish I had some RAB merch to show what a slytherin can do.
Its poetry day so here's my favorite from these books
His eyes are as green as a fresh pickled toad
His hair is as dark as a blackboard.
I wish he was mine, he's truly divine,
the hero who conquered the Dark Lord. #qotd do you think Riddle helped with this?
“She had never dreamed of what it would feel like to love someone so much; of all the things that had astonished her in her adventures, that was what astonished her the most. She thought the tenderness it left in her heart was like a bruise that would never go away, but she would cherish it forever.”
You can only re-read one book for the rest of your life … what is it? 📖 For me, the answer is easy: His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. Okay, okay, I know technically it’s a trilogy – but it’s so convenient to have a single bind-up of all three books in one, so I’m counting this as just one book. .
I think it’s no secret actually that His Dark Materials is my all-time favorite series (and you bet your button I’m super excited about the new BBC/HBO series adaptation). I’ve revisited these books countless times since I was 11-years-old, and first read The Golden Compass. I find something new to appreciate every time I read these.
. #FearYourNovelPirates – Marooned (Book You’d Take to a Deserted Island) #MarchBookstagram19 – Favorite Line
10 11616 hours ago
✨”I think we ought to live happily ever after," and she thought he meant it. Sophie knew that living happily ever after with Howl would be a good deal more hair-raising than any storybook made it sound, though she was determined to try.”🏰.
I first read Howl’s Moving Castle after I had watched the Studio Ghibli adaptation, where I fell deeply and irrevocably in love with Howl. While the film will always have my heart, the book resonates deep within me. Sophie is one of my favorite characters of all time: she’s funny, sassy, and despite all her worries, she learns she doesn’t have to take anyone’s crap, because she is worth SO much more. The magic of this world is individual and beautiful, and I love how Jones weaves it through each of the character’s lives. It’s a wonderful tale of finding yourself and your strengths, and using those to create your own future. .
📚Have you read anything by Diana Wynn Jones? If so, which is your favorite?.
PS—This book is best read with a large teapot of Sloane’s Heavenly Cream tea ☕️.
.. #marchbookstagram19 — Day 21 — Favorite Line
3 4816 hours ago
It's house pride day for #Slytherin so I had to upload a photo!
“I know it’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something, even if you were too young to understand why. But, I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t. Because they were holding onto something... That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.”
QotD: What is your favorite quote?
. #marchbookstagram19 favorite line
How old were you when you first read Harry Potter?!
We did it. We FINALLY read the first Harry Potter book. 🙌🙌 I know I'm about 22 years late. But oh I I loved it! I was so giddy meeting all the characters for the first time. (My hubs kept getting annoyed at my cheering.) Even got sentimental at the end and shed some tears!
Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My only wish is that I would have read the books first before the movies. Cause it's kind of a bummer knowing what's going to happen.
However, it was totally worth it to be able to read it with my hubs. After being together for so long it's fun to go on adventures together including fictional ones. We took turns reading it out loud (okay, he read most of it) each night before bed. I wish we had done it sooner.It was SO. MUCH. FUN! I literally looked forward to it each night.
Yes, I'll admit the first book is a little slow. It took Harry forever to get to Hogwarts.🙈 But I still enjoyed every minute. I'm amazed at how well the movies actually followed it.
I can't wait for us to read the rest. I hope as we go along that there are more details in the books that weren't in the movies. I feel like I can finally call myself an official Potterhead! 😂
Side note: we took this pic with a tripod and it was quite comical! 😂😂
⇢⇢QOTD: What is your favorite cover of all the books you own?
⇢⇢A: I honestly cannot get over how gold and beautiful and elegant the Illumicrate King of Scars cover is!
I think this is a cover I will forever cherish.
Tomorrow I start my new position and I’m a touch nervous.
Any advice is welcome!
⇢⇢Tags: #MarchBookstagram19 - Bought it for the cover
⇢⇢Pictured: King of Scars from the @illumicrate Saints & Scars box
33 62914 March, 2019
"There's a monster in our wood. She'll get you if you're not good. Drag you under leaves and sticks. Punish you for all your tricks. Anest of hair and gnawed bone. You are never, ever coming... home."
Casual reminder that The Darkest Part of the Forest is my favorite Holly Black book. And I don’t want to tell you how to live your life but.... if you haven’t read it you are missing out.
Holly writes the most realistically flawed characters. I truly appreciate it. They aren’t always easy to root for. But I still do anyway.
I think I might have to add this to my reread list this year. Maybe in the fall I will listen to the audiobooks for this and Folk of the Air in anticipation of Queen of Nothing. I think this sounds like an excellent plan my friends 🙌🏻
PS... read The Darkest Part of the Forest!!
Nature // #marchbookstagram19
47 1,53913 March, 2019
QOTD: Do you prefer checking out books from the library or buying books?
Happy 1st day of Spring! Alright so today, I have a confession to make. Last week at the age of 29, I finally got my first library card as an adult. I have not had a library card since I was a kid, and even then I barely used it. For as long as I can remember, I've always preferred to buy my books from a bookstore, much to my mom's dismay. I'm a book hoarder and have been one since I was young. I like to hold on to the books that I read, and you just can't keep library books. Unfortunately, you have to return them no matter how much you loved the book. Therefore, the library just hasn't been a good option for me. Last week, I finally decided to get a library card. My main reason was so I could have access to free audio books. So we willl see if I get much use out it. I should probably use it since it could help me save some money. Do you go to the library to check out books often or do you prefer buying the books you want to read. Lets talk about it in the comments! #marinbooks19 -book set in spring time
🎉Happy Pub Day to all of these AMAZING books!We’ve got short stories, a double dose of historical fiction, a dash of literary fiction and a large helping of family drama! What should we grab first??? *
*Thank you to the tagged publishers for these gifted books! #partner
* In the city of Houston - a sprawling, diverse microcosm of America - the son of a black mother and a Latino father is coming of age. He's working at his family's restaurant, weathering his brother's blows, resenting his older sister's absence. And discovering he likes boys.
📗The Last Year of the War
* The harrowing novel about a German American teenager Elise whose life changes forever when her immigrant family is sent to an internment camp during World War II. Behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity.
* Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers and in a quest to figure out who she is in todays world.
📕The Things We Cannot Say
* In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows. It’s a decision that will alter her destiny…and it’s a lie that will remain buried until the next century.
* A perfect family is shattered when their daughter is lost to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. She’s found in Central Park and is living on the edge, frightened, and clearly in danger. They do the only thing a parent can do: follow her into a dark and dangerous world they never knew existed.