Happy first day of spring, folks! In less than two years here, jaded me feels that the few hours of fairly warm (for Boston!) weather we had today is merely a trap to lull us into thinking winter is over sooner 😅😏
I know I said yesterday that today's post would be my review of Goodbye Vitamin, but I'll share that tomorrow. Today, in the honour of the spring equinox, is the bright yellow book I started reading this morning like I mentioned in my stories. I've seen this author across Bookstagram and couldn't resist picking up this book from the Boston Public Library's Lucky Day shelves last week. So far I'm intrigued and enjoying it but past experiences with books in this style prevent me from running ahead of myself. So, another little nod to today's grimdragon prompt 😅
If it's not black, put it back!
O lo tuyo son los colores claros?
Tenemos cuentas de diferentes colores para ayudarte a celebrar la llegada de la primavera!
If it's not black, put it back!
Not digging dark colors? We've got lighter beads to rock your spring!
1 3426 minutes ago
Drawing Home by Jamie Brenner .
Where do I begin...I have been the #1 fan (in my mind) of Jamie Brenner’s writing for quite some time now. She has this amazing ability to make you feel invested in her books each and every time.
There were several moments when I found myself cursing out a character (Bea and Mark!) and when I wish I was able to tell Emma that everything was going to be ok once she got her sleeve ball ex out of town!
I also connected on a deeper level with Penny. I suffer from OCD and many of the stresses that she dealt with I to deal with on a daily basis. It really does take control of your life at times.
This story from beginning to end dealt with so many emotional story lines from domestic issues, death, OCD, teenage drinking and drug use and so much more. It all ties together into one amazing heart felt story.
I will not forget these characters anytime soon, they will be with me for quite some time.
What’s a book you wish you had in your hands right now?
I am a #kasiewest fan girl and i am so lucky to have friends who like to share books! I am so excited for this upcoming title! I’ll put the summary below but make sure you get it on your #tbrpile
I hope you had a lovely day? It’s been a busy one for me, but I’m happy tomorrow’s already Thursday! We have a fun author event to attend and I can’t wait!
One year. Nine events. Nine chances to . . . fall in love?
Weddings. Funerals. Barbecues. New Year's Eve parties. Name the occasion, and Sophie Evans will be there. Well, she has to be there. Sophie works for the local florist, so she can be found at every big event in her small hometown, arranging bouquets and managing family dramas.
Enter Andrew Hart. The son of the fancy new chef in town, Andrew is suddenly required to attend all the same events as Sophie. Entitled, arrogant, preppy Andrew. Sophie just wants to get her job done and finish up her sketches so she can apply to design school. But every time she turns around, there is Andrew, getting in her way and making her life more complicated. Until one day she wonders if maybe complicated isn't so bad after all . . .
Cuando una obra literaria es difícil de clasificar, te das cuenta que estás ante algo muy especial: una memoria, una biografía, una ficción histórica, una novela gráfica, una autobiografía... todos estos géneros en uno, y a la vez sobresaliendo como algo único e irrepetible.
En "Maus" nos enfrentamos con la crudeza de una época en la que el padecimiento y la decadencia de la condición humana llegaron a límites nunca antes sospechados, y aún hoy en día inimaginables. Una época en la que el antisemitismo impactó de tal manera a millones de personas, que aquellos pocos que sobrevivieron físicamente a sus horrores, aún conllevarán las secuelas emocionales de tales experiencias hasta sus últimos días.
Art Spiegelman nos presenta esta historia de la manera más apropiada dado el contexto: sin colores, sin trazos finos ni elegantes, sin áreas grises, con dibujos toscos y crudos, y con una de las metáforas más acertadas: representaciones animales para los seres humanos de diferentes etnias, lo cual evoca situaciones de la naturaleza que fácilmente se pueden extrapolar a comportamientos humanos, que en ocasiones, pueden impactar aún más que la más salvaje de las bestias.
Un testimonio que hay que dejar entrar en nuestra conciencia, aunque sólo es uno de millones de testimonios similares si no peores, de la tragedia que enmarcó la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
Terrific book delivery: two new novels from authors I love. Can’t wait to start them 📚📚📚 #bookstagram
1 132 hours ago
“She recognized the strange happiness that came from loving something without knowing why you did, that strange happiness that was sometimes so big that it felt like sadness.”
-Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys
how are you doing?
I haven’t been posting for a couple of days and it’s pretty much because I haven’t really been reading anything.
I started king of scars, but I’m in the worst reading slump right now. I’ve been picking up books and putting them down immediately.
I hope it goes away quickly, i have soo many books i want to read 😅
qotd: do you have any tips for getting over a reading slump?
hope you are having a lovely day/night ♥️
2 352 hours ago
Hi everyone! We did it! We got over hump day! 🙌🏼 To celebrate I treated myself to a latte at this gorgeous plant/coffee shop in SoHo which might just be my new favorite place just to chill. The coffee was delicious and the shop is adorable and full of plants!🌱 check out my instastories for a better view!
On the reading front I’ve been continuing on this non-fiction kick with Gastrophysics: the New science of Eating by Charles Spence which is a must for any foodies out there who are interested in the science behind food and eating 🍽 I kept eyeing this one in bookstores until I finally caved and picked it up and I’m so glad I did!
The book dives into the growing body of research around eating and answers curious questions like why did green ketchup not take off? Does the sound of a meal affect its taste? And what makes or breaks a food commercial? It also explores current food trends like the rise of Instagram food porn and strange/interesting developments in cutting-edge cuisine🍴
If you are looking for a fun, informative, and thought provoking read for yourself or a foodie friend I definitely recommend picking this one up!
Finished this a few weeks ago but still emotional about it! Such an amazing story and will be starting The Two Towers so soon! Can’t wait to get deeper into the story and rediscover some favorite characters.
⭐️⭐️⭐️ 💫This was a delightful #middlegrademarch read! It tells the story of Alberto, a sad old man who is the village coffin maker, and Tito, a frightened and lonely boy in need of a safe place to hide. The two have to overcome their pasts to befriend and help each other. It’s set in a village where fish fly from the sea and the houses sparkle like jewels. Nothing bad can happen to you in Allora. Or can it? And if it can, how do you deal?
I really enjoyed the setting of this book. It’s vividly described, and feels like a place out of fairy tales. Really, this whole book is about stories. The ones we tell ourselves and the ones we are told by others. Are the tales we tell based on truth? And if so, can you find the place where the boundary between reality and fairy tale disappears? The relationship between Tito and Alberto is heartfelt and will resonate with anyone who has been close to a grandparent or other older person. It’s hopeful, and genuine.
The only thing I didn’t like as the way it ended. It just kind of stopped. I would have liked a bit more development at the end. Still, I’d recommend it and will read anything else she writes.
QOTD: Have you read this? What’s your favorite fairy tale?
Comfy pj’s + cup of coffee + a good book= a perfect evening 💁🏻♀️ What book are you reading today?!
2 284 hours ago
My boyfriend is a big Eminem fan. When he moved in and added this memoir to my shelf, I put it on my TBR (five years ago 😱) I finally read it in about two hours.
I like Eminem and I have issues with Eminem. If we were on Facebook, it’d be complicated. But he definitely has an interesting story.
This book does not tell Eminem’s story. I was so disappointed. It’s more chronology of his career than his story. I wanted like the real version of 8 Mile. This was not that.
Once you’ve accepted that this not that, there are still issues. He assumes you know things you may not (like casually mentioning being sued by his mother with no context). He takes marginal responsibility for things he’s done wrong or maybe kind of acknowledges and side steps.
I do appreciate the presentation. There are a lot of photos, including of his lyric notes, and some graphic text designs.
Probably skip this one.
📖 The Way I Am
I'm about 300 pages into The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, and it's finally starting to grab my attention a little. It honestly hasn't been the most interesting read so far, although I do like the premise. It seems like it's getting better now, though.
What if you found out you might die in 2 and a half hours? What if you also knew the only way to not die is to convince others watching you broadcast live online to vote for you and against the 7 others in the same situation?
. #theguywiththebookreview presents The Passengers by John Marrs
8 passengers are stuck in their driverless cars and are on course to collide head on with each other, the cars are autonomous and a hacker is controlling them.
A jury is also involved to try get votes for passengers of their choosing. What follows is an intense 2 and a half hours of twists and turns (Bad pun, I know 😋)
The pace is exactly how a thriller is expected to be with almost all characters having some or the other thing shady about them.
But I have to admit my timing of picking this book was not right, I was traveling and then when I returned home I got caught up with work and couldn’t read more than a few chapters in one go. That did affect the experience a bit but overall very enjoyable!
This book is in the same universe as The One by John and as a huge fan of the book it was quite exciting!
Thank you @penguinukbooks for the review copy!
. #BetterReadsChallenge 78/365 (link in bio)
Major nostalgic throwback! My first ever series that made me a fantasy fanatic. Than you @cassieclare1 for extending the strength of my imagination, thank you for all the characters, thank you for helping me through a time that back then, was the hardest of all- at a time where we weren’t able to afford books so my dad used to borrow them for me from a library. This series, this world was my companion. Thank you for being my window to escape reality in one the toughest times of my life!
Shadowhunter marathon coming through 💆🏻♀️📚
Whats one series/books so personally close to your heart? Tell meeee! Share share share ❤️
🍀💚 Happy Saint Patrick’s Day and Happy Birthday to my fun, funny, handsome and smart husband Paul! Here’s to a lovely day with family and friends! Do you have St. Patrick’s Day plans? 💚🍀