🖤 Hi everyone! Today is my birthday, and it is a day when I often reflect on my dreams - a practice that can either lift me up high or bring me down hard.
🖤 We only live one life - and with every year that passes it can feel like I'm losing time or I'll run out of chances to do all the things I've wanted to do. But when those feelings drag me under deep, I have to remind myself that life is really all about the journey, not the destination, and I need to enjoy every minute of that journey regardless of whether I've ticked all the boxes I believe I should have ticked by age 36. 🖤 And so today I'd like to send some encouragement out into the void - and my QOTD is this: tell me your dream - even if it feels impossible - I want to hear all about it. And now I'll share mine: 🖤 A dream that feels achievable with hard work and dedication - to become a published writer someday. And a dream that feels pretty impossible but it's still on my silly list - to travel in space. 🖤 This candle by @totallywickedcandles inspires me to always live my brightest life - and it also smells pretty amazing. Use my code BLACK15 to snag some inspiration of your own!
🖤 Have a great day everyone and remember to enjoy every moment! .
🌅"Men are men, vows are words, and words are wind." - A Dance with Dragons.🌅
QOTD: What's your favourite thing to binge-watch? Lately for me it's been Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but I can't wait for Game of Thrones to come back and bring more pain into my life.
The new book is coming along slowly but surely, and at the moment is very, very long. If you're a writer, what are you currently working on?
“Receiving grace is basically the best shitty feeling in the world…
Love and grace are such deceivingly soft words—but they both sting like hell and then go and change the shape of our hearts.
Blessed are the agnostics.
Blessed are they who doubt. Those who aren’t sure, who can still be surprised.
Blessed are they who are spiritually impoverished and therefore not so certain about everything that they no longer take in new information.”
— Nadia Bolz-Weber, #AccidentalSaints#weirickreadinglist#currentread#amreading#readinglist
I feel like a kid in a candy store ever since I subscribed to #kindleunlimited
There are too many books and not enough time! If you’re looking for a #newread I got you covered! All of my books are #free in #ku 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
I’m so happy and honoured and moved to be back at Shakespeare & Company to do a reading from The Honey Farm on Tuesday (7pm). I worked at the bookshop ten years ago, finished writing this novel when living here in the writer’s room three years ago, and am now finishing up this whirlwind summer of traveling here where it all began. This is a place that honours books like nowhere else - it’s a church of literature - and it’s both a physical and spiritual home for writers, readers, wanderers, and thinkers. The Shakespeare community has shaped me so deeply and I’m so grateful to be a part of it. If you’re in Paris, I would love to see you here on Tuesday.
Last night I typed “THE END” to my second novel, “Call Me Will.” I am so incredibly proud that I was able to finish it and take on the adventure of writing a novel a second time. Thank you to everyone who has supported and helped me in any way during this journey.
Follow your dreams and work hard, fam.
Now time for revisions before I start the query process to literary agents!
I know you love reading books, but do you like listening to them too? There are novels that carry a lot of music within them, and Benedict Wells’ The End of Loneliness is such a novel. The perfect reading companion, the playlist is also something to come back to once you finish the book and start missing these characters.
LINK IN BIO
2.5/5 ⭐️ for GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke which releases THIS TUESDAY!
If you guys saw my last post.. I really started to fall out of love with this book 😔 I think the book had a great plot, and at times great dialogue but the characters are just flat, unlikeable, and just extremely childish.
You can read my full review on my blog: www.readwithsam.com 🖋
“you should see me in a crown.”
how much do you normally edit your photos? what apps do you use (if any)?
i use a couple of apps and i’m planning on making a blog post on my editing process soon 💓 i find photo editing to be really calming and fun — and i love seeing how much i’ve improved since starting this account :)
my summer is off to an amazing start and i really hope the rest of it is going to be this good! i’m also loving the Daughter of Earth and Amber candles by @fictionwicks — you can use the code in my bio to save :)
Finishing up my #24in48 as it is bedtime and I have to work. It went as I expected. I read 3 hours on Saturday but did a lot of fun things and spend my Sunday reading. I am ready for @deweysreadathon next week!! #amreading#reader#readathon#igreads
Reading books is the DIY mental vacation you’ve been waiting for, helping you to relax, improve your mood, and de-stress! *originally appeared on my YouTube channel “VAL TEJEDA.”’ Books mentioned in this video:
A Reaper at the Gates: https://www.sabaatahir.com
Smoke in the Sun: http://www.reneeahdieh.com
Bruja Born: http://www.zoraidacordova.com