Have you read The Chalk Man yet? @penguinbooks
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER & SHORTLISTED FOR A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AND THE STEEL DAGGER, BEST THRILLER AWARD . . .
A DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR 'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' STEPHEN KING 'A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending' Sunday Times
You can feel it in the woods, in the school and in the playground; you can feel it in the houses and at the fairground. You can feel it in most places in the small town of Anderbury . . . the fear that something or someone is watching you.
It began back in 1986, at the fair, on the day of the accident. That was when twelve-year-old Eddie met Mr Halloran - the Chalk Man.
He gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages for his friends and it was fun, until the chalk men led them to a body.
Thirty years later, Ed believes the past is far behind him, until an envelope slips through the letterbox. It contains a stick of chalk, and a drawing of a figure.
Is history going to repeat itself?
Was it ever really over?
Will this game only end in the same way?
'[I] haven't had a sleepless night due to a book in a long time. The Chalk Man changed that' Fiona Barton, bestselling author of The Widow and The Child 'Completely engrossing. Reminiscent of those unsettling Stephen King stories of childhood' John Boyne author of The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas
QOTD: Have you ever written a letter? Who did you write one to?⠀
I love writing letters! I used to write them to my Grandma. ❤️ I’ve also written love letters and friendship notes to my friends in their journals as well as post cards. I find hand written notes to be such a beautiful touch.⠀
That’s why I love the letters we get from a authors every month in the @owlcrate boxes! It’s one of my faaaavoutite parts. I particularly loved the letter that came with Grace and Fury. But this letter from Holly Black was quite lovely as well.⠀
I am SOOO excited about the exclusive stamp and sax seal kit!! I’ve never had anything like this, and my little writer geek heart is over the moon!!!! It’s my fav item by far in this box. 😍😍
Our Kind Of Cruelty by, Araminta Hall
We are humans, flailing and mistaken, but that doesn't matter. Because we love, we can forgive. We know the truth. We know what love is: the kindest and the cruelest emotion. I am coming for you, V. I am coming. 👀👄
I have a hard time reading a book of the male POV especially when it comes to stalking.🤦 I know that sounds crazy but I kinda just find it creepy and not very entertaining. 🤷
Anyway, this book is all kinds of crazy and messed up. 🙌 Mike is obsessed with V they have this game called "CRAVE"💋 and it gets way out of hand to the point he thinks they are still playing years later when she is engaged to marry someone else. I could not stand Mike🙅 and that's why I ended up giving it ⭐⭐⭐/5
👀👄 This book did have parts that I enjoyed and the ending of the book makes me think there could be a second?💥 That has not been confirmed but if there is I would read it. 🤷
What are your thoughts on this one? 🤔
Also I don't think I like the lights blurry in the photo.😩 Do you? 🤔🤷
Eye-opening, damning and hilarious' Tim Shipman, author of All Out War and Fall Out
“I’m a barrister, a job which requires the skills of a social worker, relationship counsellor, arm-twister, hostage negotiator, named driver, bus fare-provider, accountant, suicide watchman, coffee-supplier, surrogate parent and, on one memorable occasion, whatever the official term is for someone tasked with breaking the news to a prisoner that his girlfriend has been diagnosed with gonorrhoea.”
Welcome to the world of the Secret Barrister. These are the stories of life inside the courtroom. They are sometimes funny, often moving and ultimately life-changing.
How can you defend a child-abuser you suspect to be guilty? What do you say to someone sentenced to ten years who you believe to be innocent? What is the law and why do we need it?
And why do they wear those stupid wigs?
From the criminals to the lawyers, the victims, witnesses and officers of the law, here is the best and worst of humanity, all struggling within a broken system which would never be off the front pages if the public knew what it was really like.
Both a searing first-hand account of the human cost of the criminal justice system, and a guide to how we got into this mess, The Secret Barrister wants to show you what it’s really like and why it really matters.
By turns eye-opening, damning and hilarious, the secret barrister lifts the lid on a legal system where the system, the politicians, the lack of funding and sometimes the judges are the real villains and the victims are all of us ( Tim Shipman, author of Fall Out and All Out War)
The Secret Barrister can write...everyone who has any interest in public life should read it...this is a book of some brilliance, clearly explained, cogently argued ( Daily Mail)
Pitch perfect @barbrastreisand
From Funny Girl to A Star Is Born, the meteoric rise of Barbra Streisand
In 1970 Barbra Streisand published a story in Life magazine titled Who Am I Anyway? It was the very question two leading photojournalists of the daySteve Schapiro and Lawrence Schillerwere also asking as they photographed her during her first five years in Hollywood, working to get beneath the veneer and capture the real Barbra.
Brimming with photographs, stories, and behind-the-scenes shots from Schapiro and Schiller, and previously available only as a limited edition, this is a must-have collection for any Streisand fan. All the best movies of Streisand s first Hollywood decade are here: Funny Girl, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, The Way We Were, The Owl and the Pussycat, Up the Sandbox, Funny Lady, and A Star Is Born. So too are her loves, directors, confidants, and costars: Elliott Gould, William Wyler, Sydney Pollack, Vincente Minnelli, Cis Corman, Omar Sharif, Kris Kristofferson, and, of course, Robert Redford.
Through it all a picture emerges not of a singer who could act, but of an actress who could sing, write, direct, dance, and do just about anything she put her mind to.
Review "It's very beautiful... The photographs bring back some great memories."
@thedenisoregan A breathtaking, never-before-seen glimpse into life on tour with David Bowie, by the late singer's official tour photographer
In 1983 David Bowie set out on the Serious Moonlight Tour, his biggest ever. On the road with him was his official photographer, Denis O'Regan. Few artists and photographers have had such a close touring relationship. This book is the result: a never-before-seen photographic portrait of a year with Bowie, from the theatre of performance to his most unguarded moments. Introduced by O'Regan and with every single image personally approved by Bowie, this is an intimate view of an icon at the height of his fame.
These are relaxed, intimate pictures, many showing Bowie off-stage, Bowie himself, even. ( The Evening Standard)
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A breathtaking, never-before-seen glimpse into life on tour with David Bowie, by the late singer's official tour photographer In 1983 David Bowie set out on the Serious Moonlight Tour, his biggest ever. On the road with him was his official photographer, Denis O'Regan. Few artists and photographers have had such a close touring relationship. This book is the result: a never-before-seen photographic portrait of a year with Bowie, from the theatre of performance to his most unguarded moments. Introduced by O'Regan and with every single image personally approved by Bowie, this is an intimate view of an icon at the height of his fame.
Qnother series ive been meaning to start
Sorry guys i havent been active in like forever
QOTD:Do you ever feel like life runs away on you and you have no time
ANS:straight up me 27/7
@chriscarterbooksofficial pre-order now out on 2nd may 2019! The next Chris Carter Thriller!
The compulsive new novel from the author of the Sunday Times Number One bestseller The Caller and Gallery of the Dead.
AS ADDICTIVE AS A TV BOXSET! 'Every story one day comes to an end.' As roommates, they met for the first time in college. Two of the brightest minds ever to graduate from Stamford Psychology University.
As adversaries, they met again in Quantico, Virginia. Robert Hunter had become the head of the LAPD’s Ultra Violent Crimes Unit. Lucien Folter had become the most prolific and dangerous serial killer the FBI had ever encountered.
Now, after spending three and a half years locked in solitary confinement, Lucien has finally managed to break free. And he’s angry.
For the past three and a half years, Lucien has thought of nothing else but vengeance.
The person responsible for locking him away has to pay, he has to suffer.
That person ... is Robert Hunter.
And now it is finally time to execute the plan.
What the reviewers are saying about Chris Carter: 'Carter has a background in criminal psychology and the killers at the centre of his novels are all the more terrifying for it' Mail on Sunday, chosen for 'If You Only Pack One'
THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR ‘ Thirty-seven years in the force, and if I was allowed to choose just one thing to erase from my mind, what’s inside that room would be it.’ That’s what a LAPD Lieutenant tells Detectives Hunter and Garcia of the Ultra Violent Crimes Unit as they arrive at one of the most shocking crime scenes they have ever attended.
In a completely unexpected turn of events, the detectives find themselves joining forces with the FBI to track down a serial killer whose hunting ground sees no borders; a psychopath who loves what he does because to him murder is much more than just killing – it’s an art form.
Welcome to The Gallery of the Dead.
Praise for Chris Carter 'This is a chilling, compulsive portrait of a psychopath, and proves that Carter is now in the Jeffrey Deaver class' Daily Mail 'Punchy and fast paced' Sunday Mirror
'There's a touch of the Patricia Cornwell about Chris Carter's plotting'Mail on Sunday
Maps can transport us, they are filled with wonder, the possibility of real adventure and travels of the mind. This is an atlas of the journeys that writers make, encompassing not only the maps that actually appear in their books, but also the many maps that have inspired them and the sketches that they use in writing. For some, making a map is absolutely central to the craft of shaping and telling their tale. A writer’s map might mean also the geographies they describe, the worlds inside books that rise from the page, mapped or unmapped, and the realms that authors inhabit as they write. Philip Pullman recounts a map he drew for an early novel; Robert Macfarlane reflects on his cartophilia, set off by Robert Louis Stevenson and his map of Treasure Island; Joanne Harris tells of her fascination with Norse maps of the universe; Reif Larsen writes about our dependence on GPS and the impulse to map our experience; Daniel Reeve describes drawing maps and charts for The Hobbit trilogy of films; Miraphora Mina recalls creating ‘The Marauder’s Map’ for the Harry Potter films; David Mitchell leads us to the Mappa Mundi by way of Cloud Atlas and his own sketch maps. And there’s much more besides.
It's gearing up to be a busy day, but then I get to read #thehazelwood by #melissaalbert !
Update: just have to say it. This book was seriously overhyped. The writing was good as far as like...an art form, but the characterization and complete story sucked.