Ginsburg’s favorite part of reading is rubbing her face against the sharp angles. I personally prefer the content. Milkman is a fascinating novel in the unique voice of an 18 year old woman in Northern Ireland during “The Troubles”. #bookstagram#saturdayreading#longweekend
Happy Saturday, bookstagrammers! A long weekend ahead of us here in the states (thank goodness) Attempting to read two books simultaneously this A.M. while having brunch at Village Inn. I got this eARC of Tan France's new memoir, Naturally Tan, to be released June 4th.
What are you reading this lovely Saturday afternoon?
The wild unknown was yelling to me from the other side of the house. I asked for a reading that I could share knowing so many are in the trenches of healing old wounds right now.
They threw out a stack of 3.
The Sun. Death. The Moon.
I’m going to let you take these as they resonate with you.
But, whew. Love my team 🖤
Monsieur : "encore un livre sur Toutankhamon ??"
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@kidlitexchange#partner - Thanks #kidlit exchange and @turnerpub for the ARC of @kristinamiranda_author ‘s debut contemporary #yalit SCRIPTED UNSCRIPTED. 🎥
Ellie Quinn is happy to be an animal trainer in her dad’s dwindling Hollywood business, serving stars like her diva frenemy Kate Montgomery behind the scenes. But when when Kate’s usual best friend for the studio’s new new teenage sitcom Born in Beverly Hills (could be my age, but I get campy nineties sitcom vibes), doesn’t work out… the producer calls in Ellie as backup.
But Ellie - renamed Elle, “Ellie with out the I” - for the show, doesn’t fit the mold of megastar Kate’s mousy, mediocre best friend for the studio’s. She has too much persocnality, which doesn’t exactly get her in good with Kate. She has to date who the producer tells her - Kate’s ex, their sleazeball castmate Logan - while watching Kate be made to date her real crush, Cam. (Discovered while picking up his niece at daycare, because… it’s LA). Alienating the producer means Dad’s business will fail and it’s back to the lettuce farm in Salinas. 🎥
Caveat: A scene where much-more-famous Logan forces a kiss on Ellie (of course it ends up in the tabloids) might be triggering to some readers. That aside, SCRIPTED UNSCRIPTED is surprisingly a clean read given its setting. 🎥
In between all the glamour, Ellie learns about staying true to herself (her Aunt Jess from the lettuce farm is the cautionary tale for if you don’t), navigating a secret romance with hot nice-guy Cam, and making peace with her mom’s death during her birth. The ending is satisfying and just-happy-enough. 🎥
In short, debut author and ex-Californian Kristina Miranda takes on a lot in SCRIPTED UNSCRIPTED and knocks it out of the park (or whatever is the appropriate show biz metaphor). SCRIPTED UNSCRIPTED reads like a hilarious and heartbreaking tell-all expose of a behind-the-scenes of a Hollywood teen heartthrob publicity machine. This book is a rare if not unique gem in that that we see the uber-rich lifestyle while the brand names are present but not in-your-face. 🎥
SCRIPTED UNSCRIPTED is available now.
How does the decision to go sober change our sense of identity? 🍻
Inspired by our very own @kylieadair’s popular piece on being ‘sober-curious’, writer @robin_babb shares her own experiences with sobriety and what being sober means to her and some of the people in her life.
This article is for kaur. Members only (DM us to find out how to join!) but we want to know: what does sobriety mean to you? Let us know in the comments.
I'm still wishing for a better phone, and hopefully I'll be able to post some better quality pictures soon - a friend of mine gave me her old digital camera, so I'm gonna try to continue with that one later! Anyway, in the meantime, I'm gonna live up to my username and take selfies like these, also because my front camera is slightly better 😂😂
Today I'm sniffing "Red Seas under Red Skies" by Scott Lynch, the second book in the Gentleman Bastard/Locke Lamora fantasy series. Locke Lamora is a master thief, who, in this book, sets up a plan to rob the obviously heavily guarded Sinspire gambling house. As in the last book, he goes about his task with lots of sass and flair, and is being double-crossed at every turn...or is he? I haven't finished it yet, so I'm prepared to be surprised, as I was at the end of the first book.
I like this series so far, but a friend of mine pointed out that it is "too cool" sometimes - the names are too cool and too thought out, the descriptions are very 'flourishy', and it's very obvious that Lynch loves his world a lot (which he should, it's still pretty amazing). I guess this is a trap many fantasy authors fall into; having their cities and characters bear the most wonderful names, making it all too obvious that it is made-up and those places have never actually started as a small town and grown organically. The only fantasy series I've come across so far that does it well, is, naturally, A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones (most of the time). I don't really mind much myself, but I can see why it can put people off reading fantasy.
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In all honesty, I have things I need to be doing.....It's Saturday (admin day, accounts day, dealing with shouty emails day). I don't at all have five hours to spare! Yet, one page in and I knew it would be utterly. impossible. to leave. this. book. down. I just can't tell you how good it is❤️❤️❤️ Dingle always gifts me the best books! #deborahlevy#favouritebooks#saturdayreading
I'm in-between books! Finishing the surprisingly good Beyond the Bright Sea and then getting back into Bernard Cornwell! The first 3 books in the Last Kingdom series have been excellent. Hoping the story continues in the same way!
It's been a while... I've noticed myself doing less & simply 'surviving' more, I've been less mindful with my actions, haven't focused on gratitude or the simple things that feed my soul such as creating, meditation & being in nature. I've noticed my mood slipping and it seems like I've been in a state of exhaustion for a few weeks. I've been starting to get back to it, I'm going to make a concious effort to keep learning, continue my practice and begin to do more things that help me ground and balance myself. It was my birthday a few days ago and I treated myself to the 'witchcraft handbook', this morning is the first time I've sat down and read it, it's beautiful ✨
“The world in my head has been far more real than the one outside — maybe that’s the exact definition of madness, come to think of it.” 🍃///
Blush pink & green #aesthetics for today *twirls* Next on my #readingwomen list is the @womensprize longlist nomination Freshwater by @azemezi ♡ I’ve heard such praise so I am intrigued to start this little novella. Sadly the beautiful dust-jacket is missing from my @faberbooks library copy, which includes the haunting quote: “I have lived many times inside this body. I lived many lives before they put me in this body. I will live many lives when they take me out of it.” I am conscious of reading not only more works by women authors, but also by women of colour and by non-native English authors. I think so far this year, ninety percent of my reads fall into one of those categories. #qotd : what was the last book you read by someone who doesn’t speak your mother tongue?
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Review time 💫 .
I loved this psychological thriller - it’s fast paced and has a good amount of twist and turns to keep you gripped. .
Alison is a barrister who gets her first murder case to defend- however the defended is pleading guilty to stabbing her husband to death. While trying to work the case Alison also has to handle her “alcohol” problem, disappointed and controlling husband as well as the man she is having an affair with. But in this book not everything is as it seems... .
Blood Orange was an addictive read I couldn’t put it down as every chapter there seemed to be a new twist! the writing is fast paced and I really felt for Alison, although none of the men in the book were likeable...
The only let down for me was the ending - it just seemed a tad far fetched/random however saying that I still loved this especially the legal drama weaved in with a good old classic domestic psychological thriller! .
Learn it before you teach it! “Chaturanga Dandasana is a pose that people often do multiple tomes in an asana practice. Without good awareness and alignment, it can be very dangerous to the soft tissue of the shoulder. The most common error is to place the hands too far forward, under the shoulders instead of under the elbows, and to drop the shoulders down, which creates strain on the front of the shoulder capsule and all nearby soft tissue.” Extract from Anatomy and Yoga: A Guide for Teachers and Students. .
Taking a quiet moment this Saturday morning to enjoy my cup of coffee and reread a favorite ☕️ What are you reading this weekend?
☕️ Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand was one of my favorite books in 2018. It’s atmospheric, haunting, and a truly feminist spooky tale that is perfect for October. The plot follows three girls and their overlapping narratives on the island of Sawkill Rock, where a spooky something is causing the girls to disappear. .
☕️ I’m reading it in April because honestly there is no bad time to read something spooky 👻