#10ThingsToTellYou Day 9...
My magic reset button is all things reading. The best way for me to get out of my own head, get some perspective on whatever may be stressing me out, is to escape to another place and time with a magical story, learn about what real problems look like to put perspective on my own by picking up a work of nonfiction about social justice issues I am not properly informed on, be inspired by a kick ass novel with strong female characters. I listen to audiobooks while I do chores or run errands, I read aloud with my husband before bed most nights, but my favorite setting in regards to reseting is outdoors. There is nothing like being out in nature, some fresh fall air, cuddled up with a good book. Nothing beats it. I spent many hours reading in this porch swing at my parents house growing up and though my time spent here is a fraction of what it once was, I cherish it that much more now. The discovery of the Modern Mrs. Darcy Bookclub, which is reading the featured title Gaudy Night this month, has also aided on days I needed help reseting, providing a group of women that share my passion for books. The discussions that reading can lead to is one of the best benefits of literature and I’m so grateful for the fabulous company I’m part of in that bookclub.
However I feel no shame in admitting that even I too have days where I don’t feel like reading or don’t have the brain space to absorb any new information. On days like that, my magic reset could be any of the following things.. -Rewatching for the umpteenth time any episode of The Office or Parks and Rec
-Working out or going on a walk
-Putting thoughts to words I can’t say then letting them go. Essentially if I’m really angry or hurt, but in a situation whether professional or personal that I know what’s best is for me to keep those feelings to myself, I type out all of my thoughts until I get it off my chest, saying everything I wish I could, print it off and then light a match and burn it. It may sound a little crazy, but it is very therapeutic for me.
-Driving around, windows down, music up, no destination in mind!
We are so excited to announce Author Renee Lovekids is releasing her debut children’s book “Why Did My Teacher Cry Today? A Homework Tale”. This is just a fun and humorous story, teaching kids about diversity and debate in the classroom. The full author interview is now live on our blog!
There is something about this line from Family Trust that just struck a chord with me. I don’t find it particularly cynical, though maybe it is meant to be, but rather kind of comforting.
👑 The Prince and the Guard is a novella (short story) that goes along with The Selection Series by Kiera Cass.
👑 The Selection series is one of my favorites. It is about a girl who goes to a competition at a palace. A group of girls have been chosen for the prince to date so he can find a wife. However the main character, America Singer, has left a young man she loves at home.
👑 If you have read the series already, make sure to read the novellas. I especially loved The Favorite (Marlee’s story) . Other novellas in this series are ☝🏼The Prince and the Guard (Aspen and Maxon’s point of views, The Queen (Ambery’s story) and you can also find all
Four novellas combined into one book titled Happily Ever After. 👑
Thank you so much to @relish the reading for being an awesome ARC reader and for this post! Her post below...
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What are you reading today?
I’m currently reading this beautiful ARC copy of Facing the Sun by @cbethanderson.
This is a debut novel that tells a lovely coming of age story with a good dose of magic to make things more interesting.
The characters are well written, human, and engaging. They’ll stay with you even after you finish the book. And the world is so well described you have no problem picturing each scene.
Facing the Sun will be available October 25, 2018.
I couldn’t hold off on posting this any longer! Because I’m SO excited about @enchantedcandleco I’m hosting a giveaway!!!!!! 💖💖💖
ONE INTERNATIONAL WINNER will receive: - A copy of The Trace by @adelaidethorne.author - A custom candle from @nightlightcandle - A bookmark of their choice from @tillanddill 💖💖💖
To have a chance to win all you have to do is: - Follow myself and @enchantedcandleco - Repost this in your story - Comment with your favourite book of 2018 and tag 2 friends 💖💖💖 For an EXTRA ENTRY share @enchantedcandleco ‘s profile in your story! 💖💖💖
Good luck everyone! This giveaway closes on October 20th! The winner will be announced on my stories💖💖💖
It’s #BannedBooksWeek 🚫📚 — a celebration of the freedom to read!
As such, I cannot think of a better way to kick off my new Bookstagram account than with a stack of a few of my favourite banned books. These books, at one point or another, were all deemed “offensive” and as a result, were banned, challenged, or censored. Over the course of this week, the worldwide reading community stands in unity against censorship and in support of open access to information and the freedom to express unorthodox ideas 💡
What’s your favourite banned book? 📕📗📘📙
I was super excited to break out my new fall dishes this weekend! They already make everything feel more cozy and I’m excited for this to be a new tradition. Another favorite tradition would definitely be getting my first pumpkin spice latte of the season, which I also did this weekend☕️🎃🍁 Do you have any traditions to welcome fall?
It’s #BannedBooksWeek ! Let’s talk about one particular banned author and why he was banned. French novelist Emile Zola is the author of one of my favorite reads from recent years, THERESE RAQUIN. But the Catholic Church wasn’t so fond of him and his naturalist writing. The Church listed Zola on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum, a list of "disruptive" books and authors that Catholics were banned from reading in order to protect their morals and faith. What’s more, the index didn’t just ban one or two of his books; it prohibited “opera omnia,” or *all* his works. The list was finally discontinued in 1966, but Zola’s works were banned for 72 years. Which #bannedbooks (and authors!) do you love?
Washington State Ferries has launched--literally--its first writer-in-residence program. Starting last month and over the next year, Iris Graville, a Lopez Island author and bookseller at Lopez Bookshop, is riding and writing aboard the M/V Tillikum as it sails between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and San Juan islands. Read more in today’s Pro.
I can’t believe I’ve never read this book! I’m finishing Rules of Magic first, which I’m absolutely loving by the way, and then I’m going to start this! However, I’m SUPER excited about a book I bought yesterday so I might be reading two at the same time. 😂
Thank you so much for your input on the content I create here. What you’ll see more of, based on your votes:
•Book recs + mini book reviews for kids + adults •Thoughts on mindfulness + simplification (I’m going to be better about my #mindfulmondays !)
•Occasional writing + journaling tips
•A style/beauty routine tip here and there
Thank you for being here. You help me as much as I help you! Despite my ups and downs in the past with Instagram, I’m really learning to love the good of this social media community and focus on providing and consuming value over noise. Hoping this continues to be a space where you find something worthwhile!
Our biggest book of Fall and @harpercollinsus Lead Read, NOVEMBER ROAD by Lou Berney, is in!
Don Winslow calls it a “remarkable and unforgettable reading experience” and Megan Abbott says “it’s a crime story, a love story, a deeply American story."
Don’t miss out on NOVEMBER ROAD, on sale everywhere October 9th.
“Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.” —Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude #FamousFirstLines#amreading
This book was everything I needed to start off fall. Creepy fairy tales, unique spins on old tales, and beautiful writing. I love falling into some of these darker tales, they pull me in and I can't get enough.
Post is live on my blog! I got sick last week and got a bit behind. I start my third semester of Grad school tomorrow, but I'm still going to try and make time for my books. This summer was a little rough with all-the-things™, but I'm extremely looking forward to fall.
Has the weather turned for you? Have you gone out to get your first pumpkin flavored item of the year? Do you plan on going apple picking? I went and had a grand time. Apple sauce is in my near future!_____
#thehazelwood#creepy#fall#dark#fairytale#magic#4 .5stars #bookreview#bookstagram#amreading#update#bookrecommendation#thehinterlands
Hello, bookish friends! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Yes, I know it's been awhile. I've been busy behind the scenes prepping for the launch of my author branding and business course, Passion to Profit! (You can find out the juicy details in my bio link). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But I've also been enjoying wonderful chai and cool fallish weather and my fun sweaters and boots! It's the small things in life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But a highlight of my month so far has been making some progress on my September #TBRlist and finally getting to read the amazing #lunarchronicles series by @marissameyerauthor!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I've been seeing lots of buzz around Cinder on various platforms, and I finally got to pick it up. That was game over. I read all four books in four days and had to go back and nab her short story collection as well! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I'm totally in love with the Rampion crew (plus Kai...he counts) and can't say enough about the diverse character development, fascinating world-building, and edge-of-your-seat plot twists. So refreshing to find a book series that lives up to the hype! You can bet I'll be checking out her other books soon! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Coming up soon...my review of The Last Namsara and a cover reveal Wednesday of Romanov by @nadinebrandes! *squeals and flails*⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
QotD: Have you read the Lunar Chronicles? Who was your favorite character? I love them all, but I'll admit Cress is a shade dearer than the rest ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Right Handed Lefty is the new Stand By Me.
It's the fall of 1983 in #Wisconsin when we meet Ellis Sayre, an adopted African-American orphan stumbling ungracefully through teenage hood alongside his best friends.
#currentread : I have about 75 pages left in Educated and it’s taking all my willpower not to sneak a few pages under my desk. Westover’s story is gripping, her writing is beautiful, and I keep having to remind myself it’s not fiction. Have you read this one? What are you reading this week? 📖 (Thank you to @randomhouse for the free book!)
Thanks to y’all and your wonderful enthusiasm, I decided to host a fundraiser for my 34th birthday. All proceeds will go to the @cf_foundation — and because y’all are the BEST, we’ve already raised almost $400 😱 Check out my stories or the link in my bio to find out why this fundraiser means so much to me 💜 #cysticfibrosis
I'm pumped! My critique group is starting a website: www.storytellersquad.com
All of us write MG and YA. We will be posting three times a week. Either way, come visit to meet us. 🎆The first post is up! 🎆