I’m heartbroken, but I don’t need to drink on it.... I would be lying if I didn’t say, the thought did not enter my head, and I have not romanced the idea that an alcoholic beverage will heal my broken heart ...... my journey to date has taught me otherwise, and I know for sure that it won’t help. I think I need to get to a meeting to be around like minded people, and to get away from the ‘lies in my head’, another title for my up and coming blog of my journey so far....... Stories of a Black Alcoholic. See you in 2019. #Alcoholic#Freedom#Acceptance#Humility#Learning#Sober#Drink#Drunk#Blackout#AA#BigBook
Hey, it’s me! I’m back finally. Thank you all for allowing me to take some time off for myself ❤️
I meet Cassie Clare last weekend and she was so kind and talked to everyone. She was also so funny 😆. They gave out chapter samplers for The Red Scrolls of Magic, which is about as close as I’ve ever gotten to getting an ARC. Now I also have this beast of a book to read 😧 it’s so cool, the dust jackets has an picture of all the characters, and there are also illustrations throughout the book. I’m going to read it as an audio book just because it’s so long, but if you can I would highly recommend getting the physical copy. It’s so pretty.
Reading update- I finished Daughter Of Smoke And Bone. I really liked it, just not as much as STD. I also guessed the plot twist. But I will be continuing with the series.
I have about 200 pages of Defy The Stars left, so I can finish that really soon and then also read the sequel, which I already bought 😏
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I finished Queen of Air & Darkness today, the conclusion of The Dark Artifice trilogy - part of the Shadowhunter world.
I have so many mixed feelings, but surprisingly not about the actual story.
The story was multi-layered, in a way that Clare has not given us in her encompassing series as of yet. Many points of view, many adventures, all weaving in and out of each other.
A forbidden romance (well, more than one, actually) that was gripping and full of that wonderful, tangible angst that so many of us love ... while it was a main plot line, it didn’t overshadow this book like the first two.
My mixed feelings are the ... well, the seemingly forced bit of diversity. Clare seemed to be trying so hard to show us that she’s inclusive, and instead it became a bit monotonous to me.
We get it. Tiberius is autistic. Clare harped on this so much, Ty seemed to have zero personality as a result.
We get it. Diana is transgender. It was brought up so much in this third book that it began to make me cringe. I know several transgender people and they are MORE than their gender.
We get it. Cristina and her two friends from Mexico are practically the only diverse characters in the series. The reference to Mexico nearly every time they were brought up felt disingenuous to me.
I know that Clare has come under attack for not featuring diversity before. I understand if this was her answer to this. But ...
Zara and Sebastian.
Know what they all have in common?
They are all white.
Of those listed above, we can add Magnus and Cristina and Diego and Jamie and Diana - they are supporting characters and they are not white.
We can call Cristina and Magnus main characters, if you want.
But ... still.
Just my thoughts.
Be careful of the “options” on your table. A few years ago, I got really down on myself and drinking became an option again. BAM relapse happened. Today, giving up is simply not an option. I keep moving forward one day at a time!
Ce roman gigantesque (760pages) est une BASTOS !
Se croisent dans ces pages la lutte pour les droits civiques, l'amour romantique, perdu et filial, la tentative de deux parents pour faire grandir leurs enfants dans une société raciste, 🎶 la musique classique et leur talent à tous comme refuge, l'holocauste et les mathématiques.
Un voyage dans le temps à plusieurs égards et le coeur qui se serre devant l'impossibilité de bien faire, de trouver un chemin paisible dans cette furie ambiante.
J'ai adoré suivre si longtemps ces protagonistes et voir comment cette éducation baignée par la musique les a marqué chacun. Et la fin est magistrale, elle nous guette depuis les toutes premières pages du livre...elle attend son heure.
Je vais suivre cet auteur sans aucune hésitation, c'est un virtuose ! Le Temps où nous chantions / #roman 763 #pages (papier bouffant)