👋🏻 friends! I figured it was about time I introduced myself so you could put a face to the Grayhaus name. This is me (Sara Gray) and my little girl Poppy ... probably in the cutest state you’d ever see us in. This is definitely not our everyday but I just love this photo so much. So a few fun facts about me ... I’m a full time working mama, side hustling interior designer, @airbnb host, podcast addict, Virgo to the core, lover of jazz radio, east coaster turned west coaster, middle of three sisters and wife to a very handsome and very tall gentleman. So that’s me! It’s so nice to meet you and I’m so glad you’re here. 🤗
“Participação Especial” na passarela do #AMK18 by @lojasvagalume das nossas GAKS @laracostacruz @nicolly.andrade_ e @lorenaraujooficial Destaque para a presença e participação das pequenas Malu e Marcela @marcelarln e das fofuchas Camila e Sofia com a mamãe @carolinatoni e @flaviaquinderequeiroz com sua princesa 👑 DESLIZE e confiará as belas imagens by @educosta
Books I read recently, and a short review. 🤓📚Starting from the bottom: 1️⃣ Meh. A little confused about what this book was trying to be/say. A little too much going on and it was overwritten in parts. I think I can see what the author was *trying* to do but it just fell flat. I’m back to not liking Reese Witherspoon’s book club picks. 2️⃣ This is a rare instance where you will hear me say I liked the movie more. The book was very heavy on names, titles, war strategy, politics, etc. If you’re super into history and Middle Eastern politics you might fare better, but I found it a little dry. I was actually thankful I had seen the movie or else I would have found this harder to follow. Between the two? Save yourself the hassle and just watch the movie (😱something this book nerd will never say again). 3️⃣ Well from the title you can probably guess this was a fantastically uplifting read.. No, it was actually incredibly depressing but I knew that going in. Each chapter focuses on a different genocide and how it effected the woman involved. It is very university text-like, written like a series of research papers. It actually felt like something I would have been assigned a chapter to analyze in school. So, this book probably isn’t for everyone and it also has some very graphic imagery that is disturbing. It’s kind of a hard book to rate because it’s not meant to be enjoyable. You’re bearing witness to the stories of these women and you’re learning some new information and facts. 4️⃣ Next up? I’m about to start The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea.
Hace poco me animé a leer el primer libro de Cazadores de sombras: Ciudad de hueso de Cassandra Clare.
Clary y su amigo Simon van al Pandemonium, una discoteca popular de Nueva York y es ella quien es testigo de como un grupo de tres chicos cubiertos de tatuajes extraños en sus brazos le dan muerte de lo que a primera vista, era un chico de cabello de cabello azul.
Es desde esa noche que se da cuenta de la existencia de los cazadores de sombras y como es que su destino está ligado a ellos.
Me gustaría decir que esta historia me encantó, pero no es así.
Me gustó y trataré de seguir la saga, sin embargo, la historia de este primer libro tuvo varios puntos que me parecieron un poco predecibles (a mi punto de vista) que conforme iba leyendo, fueron acertados.
Hubo situaciones que me parecieron un tanto 'lentas', porque sentía que la trama principal no avanzaba, pero no me desagrado.
Los personajes me gustaron todos 💕 aunque sí, Clary me desesperaba un poco.
Me arrepiento no haber empezado la saga cuando debí.
4/5 ⭐ (si no le pongo más es por los detalles mencionados)
Things have taken a turn. Part seven of EM Publishing's original short story, ANONYMOUS, is here.
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ANONYMOUS: Part 7
Breathing gently into her ear, he whispered what he thought were calming words but which were, in reality, the garbled murmuring of a suddenly deranged mind. His wide-palmed hands grasped her wrists crookedly beneath the weight of her body and he used his own thick physique to pin her legs.
In shocked horror, she stopped fighting, sinking limply in defiance. She refused to satisfy any perverse masochistic desires. Her nerves quivered with pulsating panic; coiled unbearably tight and ready to spring given the smallest opportunity. With her relaxed defence he was able to position himself marginally back and give his eyes full access to her body. Slowly he absorbed the essence of his acquisition. The floral material of her shirt clung tightly to her torso and stretched across her breasts. It had bunched awkwardly in his desperate fist behind her back which forced the buttons to splay open. She was truly lovely. Exactly as she was.
The air was laced with the aroma of her; coffee long forgotten from her tongue. With deep deliberate breaths he consumed the scent. Her scent. Vanilla and sweet cherry. Sapphire blue irises called to him, alluring him from within. He gently stroked her hair away from her face and caressed her cheek. Gazing upon her beauty in the pale light he was struck anew. Overwhelmed by his affection, he sank down hovering just above her mouth, hypnotised by her cupid’s bow. The slight parting of her lips was inviting him closer, inviting him to taste her, and how sweet she was. His body reacted.
A craving he didn’t recognise awakened within him. An appetite he had never indulged thrust itself to the forefront of his being and tonight he would take his opportunity.
He would take what was his.
Stay tuned for Part 8! To be released December 16th!
🎬Dos adolescentes inocentes se reúnen en secreto en el bosque, cuando son testigos de un tiroteo del que apenas pueden escapar con vida. Desesperados por mentener su relación en secreto y debido al miedo de ser encontrados por el autor del crímen, permanecen en silencio. Sin embargo, pronto aprenden que lo que se ha visto no puede ser ignorado, y cuando se es testigo de un horrible evento todo cambia para siempre. Sigue la historia de un horrible crimen a través de los desafortunados ojos de dos testigos inocentes en un viaje emocional que no solo expone los detalles del crímen, sino también los secretos más íntimos de los testigos que observaron ese hecho.
Penerbit: Elex Media Komputindo
Penulis: Ary Mita C
Jumlah halaman: 332
Tanggal rilis: 06 December 2018.
Buku ini membantu kita untuk menjadi muslimah yang bisa memanfaatkan waktu sebaik mungkin. Sehingga kita bisa menjadi pribadi yang teratur, mengedepankan yang prioritas, fokus dengan yang kita kerjakan, sehingga puncaknya kita dipertemukan dengan momentum kesuksesan kita.
Apa pun aktivitas kita, berusahalah menjadi pribadi yang produktif. Usia kita terbatas, waktu kita singkat, sementara tugas dan tanggung jawab dalam hidup masih berlimpah. Jangan pernah abai dalam hal waktu dan usia, karena terlalu banyak waktu kita yang mungkin sudah terbuang tanpa menghasilkan apa pun.
Semoga buku ini bisa menjadi sahabat untuk memaksimalkan potensi yang ada dalam diri muslimah. Karena sesungguhnya muslimah adalah bagian penting dari suatu masyarakat. Perannya sangat dibutuhkan. Kontribusinya sangat dinantikan. Sehingga menjadi muslimah yang produktif bukan hanya kebutuhan pribadi muslimah, tetapi sudah menjadi kebutuhan dari suatu masyarakat. .
“I want everything with you, America. I want the holidays and the birthdays, the busy season and lazy weekends. I want peanut butter fingertips on my desk. I want inside jokes and fights and everything. I want a life with you.“ —The One
Happy Thursday friends! I’m currently reading Once, the second book in the Eve Trilogy by Anna Carey. It’s a older dystopian novel that I came across via GoodReads while browsing for some new books to add to the TBR list. I wasn’t sure about it at first (due to some reviews) but I was immediately lured in by the first chapter. The lesson here is to ignore reviews. 😆 I do like reviews because it gives me an idea of what think but even if there are some bad ones I like to give the book a try. We all have different tastes so something I might like, might not work for someone else.
QOTD: What book did you not expect to like but ended up loving?
The Arbogast Case is all wrapped up and waiting at the Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket for one lucky shopper! 🎁
About the book: On a warm September evening in 1953 Hans Arbogast, a young travelling salesman, picks up a hitchhiker, a refugee from East Germany. As dusk fall they make passionate love in a meadow. And then she is dead, her body found nestled against blackberry brambles. Even though the evidence is inconclusive , Arbogast is tried for murder, convicted, and sentenced to life imprisonment, all the while protesting his innocence. But Germany during the postwar years has no tolerance for scandal all appeals are denied. For the next fourteen years he grows to inhabit his cell like a second skin, until finally a journalist, lawyer, and forensic pathologist from East Berlin set out to reexamine the evidence and have the case reopened. Inspired by an actual criminal case that caused a furor at the time, The Arbogast Case elegantly weaves dramatic courtroom scenes with detailed forensic descriptions and authentic details of the grim postwar era.
My daughter has been poring through this book and bookmarking words to use in her school work to impress (or bamboozle!) her teacher – I love that! As a family we’ve been discovering new words together and trying to use them out loud. It makes for some interesting conversations! Melbourne-based wordsmith David Astle has chosen some doozys to feature, words I’ve heard before, like “awry”, “bootleg” and “cooee” and so many I haven’t. He introduces them in a fun, conversational way, just right for kids, and then tells us where the word comes from and how it originated. I find it fascinating and, by reading it together one word at a time - usually at the breakfast table - we’re having fun with it as a family (and my kids are hopefully getting top marks for vocabulary at school!). There’s funny facts, jokes, questions and fun black and white illustrations too. 😊📚💖
David Astle’s 101 Weird Words (and three fakes) is written by #DavidAstle , illustrated by #PaulTippett @paultippettillustration, published by #allenandunwin @allenandunwin. I received this book from the publisher.
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#ElRitualDelYage ́ es un libro que ilustré y escribí. Está inspirado en los indígenas del Amazonas. Con la planta del yagé preparan una infusión que al beberla explican el origen del Universo. El libro está impreso en tapa rígida, son 64 páginas color y el valor es de $400.
Haceme tu pedido por DM, o comentando acá abajo. El público dirigido es para adolescentes y adultos. #instart#illustration#instabook#ilustracio ́n
Happy Thursday! Usually Joel and I try to collaborate at least a little on answers to monthly prompts, but today's answer was really just alllll me 😂 I mean, characters I'd wanna kiss under the mistletoe? I feel like there are so many! I would definitely include Peeta, Peter Kavinsky, Lazlo Strange, Four, and Maxon Schreave! Is that too many? 🤷🏼♀️😋
Which character would you kiss under the mistletoe? 😘
✨ All I want for Christmas is you: character you'd kiss under the mistletoe - #BookQueensDec18 ✨
Finally got around to reading this, it was bizarre, strange & haunting. At first I thought other events would unfold than what I actually read ! Overall it was a good book. I recommend her. Have any of you guys seen the show inspired by her novel Haunting of Hill House with the same title? I binged watched it twice! I was hooked. #shirleyjackson#strange
“Disasters come and go like rain. Sometimes you find a shelter before it is late, Sometimes you don't, but you have to keep moving nonetheless, keep looking forward”. Book review - INKREDIA, Luwan of brida. By Sarang Mahajan .
Luwan who lives at the hillside village of Brida, in the country of Inkredia, where villagers are pestered by the guards of Lord Gruwak.
Luwan problems arises when he refuses tax collector to pay, and Luwan very well know that death is the sole punishment for this !
What will he do now ?, How will he cope with this situation ?, should he run away from Brida ?, And what about her sister, Meg ? Should they both run away from here?
Finally they both decides to run away safely from Brida with the help of his friend Narjo, but they do not know that their fate has decided something else, something different for them !
The narration was perfect, it keeps me engaged till I completed the book, language was easy and smooth.
Talking about the characters, I personally likes Kiliarn, he was perfect. Also the every creatures, authors has used in this book was good, well written. You can easily draw structures of all those creatures in your mind .
I appreciate the author for his well created, described dark creatures like smokemans, nonhumans, how he able to imagine all these things ?
Ending of the book was really good, now I'm eagerly waiting for the next book, I think it's going to be 4 books in series isn't it ?
And yes of course the book is very promising and definitely a worth read.
Ratings - 4.8/5