🌿TreatYoShelf Book Club’s March buddy read!🌿
⇢⇢ To Best The Boys by Mary Weber
So I received an arc of this book and started it but I was so hyped about the first couple chapters I wanted to read it as a buddy read! Because already I wanted to talk about it!
We’re doing the buddy read with a discussion date at the end so anyone whose behind can catch up!
We’re doing about 50-55 pages a day. So hopefully this is gonna work best!
To join in leave a comment or message me to join in on the buddy read conversation!
The task is simple:
Don a disguise.
Survive the labyrinth.
Best the boys.
One girl makes a stand against society and enters a world made exclusively for boys.
⇢⇢Tags: #TreatYoShelfBuddyRead - Use the tag while posting in stories or feed!
As a long-time fan of Sagal as well as a lover of memoir, I had to give this one a read. This is a collection of essays which briefly touches upon various milestones throughout her life from her years in a rock band to television, motherhood, and her struggles with addiction. I found her story relatable and inspiring. If you are looking for a book about Peg Bundy, this might not be the best fit for you.
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Festival of Stories HERE. WE. COME!!!
Can’t wait to make monsters, read stories, and get our food truck on this Saturday! See you there?
LINK IN BIO for details...
sometimes I show up too early for appointments & sometimes I hide in weird corners and read & sometimes, when the book is very good, like this one is, when it is time for the appointment, I walk down the hallway still reading and trip over a chair, and sometimes is today, and that’s where I am at, on this, apparently trippy Tuesday
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“Think about love, or hate, or joy, or rage - whatever makes you feel something, makes your palms sweat or your toes curl. Focus on that feeling. When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time.” - @halseanderson, SPEAK
#APLambassador@ashley_a_reads asks: What is your favorite used book store? 📚📖 REPOST
I know I just said I wouldn’t buy more books this month. But... I’m about to start volunteering at @recycledreadstx and went to talk to the people who work there.
Recycled Reads is a library sale store, which takes donations! It’s super amazing, and there are always so many amazing deals.
What is your favorite used book store?
💐 Bronz Atlı || Alıntılar 💐 "Sen ölürken üstünde kırmızı güllü, beyaz elbisen olacak. Upuzun saçların omuzlarından aşağı dökülecek. Seni o lanet olası çatıdayken ya da yolda tek başına yürürken vurduklarında kanın elbisende yeni bir kırmızı gül gibi duracak. Rusya Ana için akıttığın kanın kimse farkında olmayacak. Sen bile. " "Avucunu aç, içine benim için bir öpücük kondur ve sonra elini kalbine bastır." "Çok güzelsin Tatya," diye mırıldandı Alexander. "Sus konuşma..." diye fısıldadı Tatyana belli belirsiz bir sesle. Dizlerinin bağı çözülmüştü. Genç adam ona, "İstersen bana Şura diyebilirsin," diye seslendi.
Şura! Ne hoş bir sevgi sözcüğüydü. Sana elbette Şura demek isterdim, diye geçirdi içinden. "Sana başka kim Şura diyor?" diye sordu.
Alexander, "Hiç kimse," dedi ve eğilip ona selam vererek veda etti." "Titremeyeceğim, bu kısacık ömürden korkmayacağım, başımı eğmeyeceğim. Dik durmanın bir yolunu bulacağım. Kapımı her şeye kapatacağım, Alexander. İçimde yalnızca sen kalacaksın." pegasusyayinlari •
A rather dismal read on this very beautiful day ☕️
1 361 hour ago
💐Selvi Boylum Alyazmalım
💐Toprak Ana -Cengiz Aytmatov •
İyi günler! Bu sefer bir kitap önerisi gönderisi paylaşmak istedim. 😉 Cengiz Aytmatov'un kalemini gerçekten çok beğeniyorum ve herkesin okuması- en azından bir şans vermesi gerektiği kanaatindeyim. Ben yazardan, Selvi Boylum, Alyazmalım (Evet, Türkan Şoray'in oynadığı filmin kitabı) ve Toprak Ana'yı okuma fırsatını elde ettim. İkisi de birbirinden güzel hikayeler. Toprak Ana'da da bir kadının toprakla dertleşip, çocukluğundan yaşlılığına kadar yaşadıklarını, evliliğini, çocuklarını ve toplumda yaşanan olaylardan dolayı yaşadığı sıkıntıları anlatan hüzünlü ve içten bir kitap. Gerçekten akıcı... Kısacası bir şans vermenizi şiddetle tavsiye ederim. 😻✌
Şimdilik görüşmek üzere💫🦄 •
TBH, the first thing I got excited over this book was the cover. I mean THE COLORS. I want spring now 🙌🏼 But the synopsis sounds good too! The Great Pretenders is out April 16th
⠀⠀ SYNOPSIS ⠀⠀
Roxanne forges a career unique for women in the 1950s, becoming an agent for hungry young screenwriters. She struggles to be taken seriously by the men who rule Hollywood and who often assume that sexual favors are just a part of doing business. When she sells a script by a blacklisted writer under the name of a willing front man, more exiled writers seek her help. Roxanne wades into a world murky with duplicity and deception, and she can't afford any more risks.
Then she meets Terrence Dexter, a compelling African American journalist unlike anyone she's ever known. Roxanne again breaks the rules, and is quickly swept up in a passionate relationship with very real dangers that could destroy everything she's carefully built.
Roxanne Granville is a woman who bravely defies convention. She won't let men make all the rules, and won't let skin color determine whom she can love. The Great Pretenders is a riveting, emotional novel that resonates in today's world, and reminds us that some things are worth fighting for.” #ipreview via @preview.app
9 661 hour ago
What’s the last thing you read that changed you? For me, this was it.
An eye-opening anthology of essays examining definitions of mainstream feminism and questioning exactly who is covered under the term. This book challenged me in ways that I needed to be and I recommend for anyone who is interested in equity, inclusion, and decency for all women. Without exception, every essay offered me perspective or a privilege check, or both. While I saw myself in so much of the book, a light was also shone brightly on the experience of women who identify differently than I, and the work that needs to be done by all, including myself, to support all women. Smart, uncomfortable, and irradiating. Required reading, in my opinion.
1 151 hour ago
El alumno AEI 4/4 (Academia de estudiosos Iluminados) ... publicado en 2006 ... Ahora on líne ... https://www.amazon.com/dp/9870219233 ...
2 52 hours ago
Capitulos finales ... muy pronto en Kindle Amazon ...
3 62 hours ago
🌹Recomendación: Submarino, de Joe Dunthorne.
Es un libro muy llevadero y divertido. Basada en este libro hicieron una película del mismo nombre en 2010, que también os recomiendo, y que además de una fotografía preciosa tiene una banda sonora de Alex Turner. ❤️
Credit : @insidethebookreader.. Thank You
Substitute the book with lecture notes and this is what my weekend looked like (with a messier background of course)
On the bright side, finals means that Christmas is right around the corner and @danielwellington's watches make a great gift for the holiday season! You can use the discount code "CALISTA" for 15% of your DW purchase!
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Airplane reads ✈️ bc I’m heading back to Scandinavia tonight & my heart is so full!!!🖤
Hey friends!!! It’s been a minute since I was on IG - I’ve been so dang busy wrapping up work stuff pre-vacation, but my vacation is HERE and I can’t wait to bring you guys along with me!! 😍🎉 I’m flying out to my favorite place in the world tonight, aka Norway 🇳🇴❤️ & I’ll be there through Sunday for a crime festival!!🕵🏻♀️🤓 I cannot wait to share more about the festival with you guys - I’m putting the finishing touches on a “preview” blog post during my flight tonight, so stay tuned 😉
I decided I needed to set aside my previous read (THE WOLF AND THE WATCHMAN) and switch it up a little. Honestly I was just finding my attention wandering. The book is VERY well done, but it’s very dense - and my brain just didn’t have capacity for it right now. SO I’m moving on to another Nordic crime novel I’m super excited about: THE ISLAND by Ragnar Jonasson, coming May 2019! 🕵🏻♀️
When I travel, I try my very best to read a book from the country I’m visiting - but ironically, I don’t have any unread Norwegian crime books on my TBR right now 😂🙈 so a crime novel from neighboring Iceland will have to do! 😉 THE ISLAND is the follow-up to Jonasson’s outstanding book THE DARKNESS. THE ISLAND features dual timelines - and both sound totally chilling. In 1987, a young couple goes on a romantic trip in the Westfjords - a trip that has an unexpected ending, and catastrophic consequences. Ten years later, a small group of friends embark on a weekend trip to Ellidaey Island (the place featured on the book jacket!!) - an island off the coast of Iceland that is completely cut off from the outside world. But one of them won’t make it out alive. 😳 •
Ragnar is known for writing modern-day mysteries with Agatha Christie-inspired plots - and this one sounds like no exception!! I can’t wait to dig in. 🤓🕵🏻♀️ What do you think - does this sound up your alley?! 🔎
24 7932 hours ago
Good morning, bookworms!🍃
Today is my only day of uni before I'm off to visit my family for the weekend. I'll try and post while I'm gone but as I've previously mentioned, I like to switch off as much as possible because I don't get to see my family very often.
I haven't read anything for a few days because I'm falling behind in my studies a little but I'll hopefully be back on top of everything by the end of today. I don't want to be behind while I'm visiting my family because it's all I'll think about. 😅
Chuck e Evelyn em breve receberão uma resenha da Katia. Olha a preparação, que coisa mais linda! Já se apaixonaram por Luz, Câmera e Amor? ❤
#Repost@fkatia_alves with @get_repost
🎬 LUZ, CÂMERA E AMOR 🎬 . . .
Preparem a pipoca 🍿 porque a sessão já vai começar!
🎬 . 🎥 Chuck Ryder e Evelyn Heyley, astros de Hollywood, vão viver cenas pra lá de quentes, neste novo livro da Aline Sant'Ana @linesntn . .
Lançamento da @editoracharme muito aguardado ,e que está na minha lista de leituras desse mês. .
Currently considering picking up The Handmaid’s Tale again, and contemplating what new things I might uncover in Atwood’s nuanced writing. I don’t typically tend to re-read books, but after seeing this featured on a list of the top 100 sci-fi books I’m intrigued to read it in a new light. Also on the list are books I should have read years ago (Brave New World), books I loved (Never Let Me Go) and books I can’t wait to pick up (Station Eleven). If you love lists as much as I do, you can find it in my bio ✨
1 572 hours ago
its actually been so long since ive sat down and read a book for hours and i miss that :/
Japonia fascynowała mnie przez wiele lat i przez ten czas przeczytałam na jej temat dużo, a także przeszłam przez wiele etapów tejże fascynacji. Począwszy od idealizacji i usprawiedliwiania każdego możliwego zwyczaju, na wielkim rozczarowaniu skończywszy, kiedy wszystko co japońskie budziło mój sprzeciw. Z czasem oczywiście jakoś się tu uczucia wypośrodkowały, a ja dojrzałam do stwierdzenia, że Japonia to po prostu kraj jak wiele innych, przyciągający masą rzeczy i oddziałujący na moją wyobraźnię bardziej niż większość, ale toczony przez wiele problemów, nieróżniących się wiele od tego, co znajdziemy na polskim podwórku.
Książkę Karoliny Bednarz pochłonęłam i uważam za świetny kawałek reportażu i niezwykle świeże jak na polskie standardy spojrzenie na Japonię (ciekawe także na standard międzynarodowe, ma się rozumieć, jednak za granicą znajdą się pozycje omawiające japońskie problemy społeczne, polskich publikacji na ten temat nie widziałam) – nie przeszkadza także fakt, że autorka jest prywatnie osobą nie tylko charyzmatyczną, ale i zwyczajnie przeuroczą :) Mogę być odrobinkę nieobiektywna, ale tylko odrobinkę, ponieważ książka broni się sama. Przede wszystkim Bednarz przez okno wyrzuca wszelką egzotyzację i stawianie na obraz Japonii jako kraju zza siedmiu gór i mórz. Owszem, Japonia może się poszczycić historią dość oryginalną, ale nie jest jedyna i nie ma tu koncentrowania się na tym, co sprawia, że Japonia jest „oryginalna”, a na co osobiście mam uczulenie w przypadku wielu książek o Japonii. Genezy wielu problemów społecznych, z którymi japońskie społeczeństwo się boryka oczywiście można i pewnie należy doszukiwać się w historii, jednak najciekawsze jest to, jak sytuacja wygląda w dzisiejszych czasach. I tu Bednarz dość bezlitośnie rozprawia się z mitem Japonii jako kraju przyszłości, rozwiniętego i będącego prekursorem społecznych standardów oraz bogatych, zadowolonych z życia obywateli. Dla „początkujących” zainteresowanych Japonią może to być zaskakujące, ale w książce nie ma miejsca na tanie szokowanie ani naciąganie faktów na rzecz wywarcia wrażenia.
Więcej na GoodReadsach, link w bio :)
1 223 hours ago
I started this book last night. I am reading a bunch at once 😂 but anyway I have a good feeling about this one. So far it reads really quick. I am having a hard time putting it down!
Have you read this one yet? Is it on your TBR pile??
Thank You @penguinrandomca for #gifting me this copy.
~S y n o p s i s~
Reseng is an assassin, and behind every assassination, there is an anonymous mastermind--a plotter--working in the shadows. Raised by a philosophical and cantankerous killer named Old Raccoon in his crime headquarters, The Library, Reseng has always been surrounded by plots--and by books that no one ever reads. But, when Reseng steps out of line on a job, he risks his future. And when he uncovers an extraordinary plot being cooked up by an eccentric trio of young women--a convenience store clerk, her wheelchair-bound sister, and a cross-eyed obsessive knitter--he will have to decide whether he will be used as a pawn, or if he can take control of the game.
Un-su Kim has written that rarest of novels, a cracking commercial crime novel that sings with the soul, wit, and lyricism of real literary craft. The Plotters is page-turning, hilarious, soul-searching, and deeply entertaining. It is a wake-up call to genre lovers and literary readers alike.
0 373 hours ago
"Revenge is a dish best served cold and mine is going to be frozen." - The Perfect Girlfriend .
📚 I received an advanced reader edition of The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton (which is on-sale in the United States on March 26th and currently available in Canada!!!) from @harlequinpublicityteam 📚
HOLY CRAP THIS BOOK!! I'm not done yet but Juliette is absolutely terrifying but also compelling! I haven't been able to put it down, definitely an addictive psychological thriller!!! Also I should probably be concerned with the fact that I don't mind half of the "crazy" stuff she does 👀
. ➡ YOU’VE NEVER READ A LOVE STORY AS TWISTED AS THIS⬅
Juliette loves Nate.
She will follow him anywhere. She’s even become a flight attendant for his airline so she can keep a closer eye on him.
They are meant to be.
The fact that Nate broke up with her six months ago means nothing. Because Juliette has a plan to win him back.
She is the perfect girlfriend. And she’ll make sure no one stops her from getting exactly what she wants.
“Cora, you cannot always keep yourself away from things that hurt you. We all wish we could, but we cannot: to live at all is to be bruised.” -
The Essex Serpent was one of those books that I bought for it’s gorgeous cover and was completely enthralled by it’s beautiful story. I love the setting in late 19th century England, specifically in Essex and Aldwinter. The story revolves around an intellectually minded young widow, a pious vicar, and a rumored mythical serpent that explores questions about science and religion, skepticism, and faith, independence and love. Definitely recommend it to anyone who loves historical fiction 💛
I might’ve said this before but I’M GOING TO EDINBURGH THIS JUNE 😍 🌳 I’ve been wanting to go to Scotland for ever and I’m looking forward to it so much. 😍
•Have you taken / are you going on any trips this year? 🗺
•Have you ever been to Edinburgh?
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Being in an indie bookstore is one of the most soothing feelings in the world. At least that’s my opinion. 🤓 I stopped by a few of my favs this weekend and picked up a few backlist titles I’ve been keeping an eye out for.
In other reading news, I’ve been in a slump due to having a very busy few weeks. And I’m slowly making my way through the longlist for the @womensprize. What have y’all been reading?
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Yeay it's Sunday! Which means i can take lots of outdoor pictures 💛 it's been so long ! Anyway do you read certain or find out new reads for you for this month? I am just so glad had been reading some Books that it sets in Ireland for this month, from descriptions that mentioned there it made me want to land on that dream country 🙈. actually it's unexpected i would read them, sometimes unplanned read was so much enjoyable.
* The Keeper by Graham Norton - 4/5⭐️.
* What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon (will be finishing it today but i have a feeling would rate it 4/5⭐️ as well).
* Normal People by Sally Rooney (it's my next read, i heard so many good things about this book, so just can't wait to read it!).
Like always whatever you're doing today, hope you had amazing weekend Dear Friends:).
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*just my current favorite words*.
Just wants to know, did you use to mark your favorite words everytime you found it on books? Well actually i just can't, i'd prefer take the picture and mark it to favorite folders on my phone gallery so my book pages just stay clean 🙈.
It's already in the middle of the month Dear Friends hope this month still runs well for you and fills with happiness 😊.