no estoy segura de este feed pero lo voy a intentar de todas formas 😬 lo peor de todo, es que son fotos viejas que volví a editar ¡porque mi cámara no está funcionando! así que no puedo sacar fotos nuevas... de cualquier manera voy a darle una oportunidad a mi celular como 'cámara' para cuando tenga nuevos libros y ver qué es lo que sale 🌸 también voy a intentar subir una o dos fotos por día ¡quiero ser más activa con esta cuenta! ¿ustedes suelen subir fotos seguido o cada tanto (como yo 😂)?
Apricity sounds more like sharp pieces of ice hanging from a dark ceiling or the piercing clang of two rusted swords.
But it actually means the warmth of the sun in winters.
I miss home. I miss winters at home. I miss basking in the warmth of the sun over the three steps in the backyard. I miss scribbling nonsensical phrases, which I now know to be stream consciousness. I even miss reading 2 states, while warming my throat with sweet, hot coffee and not having enquiries about what commercial writing is. I miss having not a care in the world.
On the day before his twenty-first wedding anniversary, David Sullinger buried an ax in his wife’s skull. Now, eight jurors must retire to the deliberation room and decide whether David committed premeditated murder—or whether he was a battered spouse who killed his wife in self-defense.
Told from the perspective of over a dozen participants in a murder trial, We, the Jury examines how public perception can mask the ghastliest nightmares. As the jurors stagger toward a verdict, they must sift through contradictory testimony from the Sullinger’s children, who disagree on which parent was Satan; sort out conflicting allegations of severe physical abuse, adultery, and incest; and overcome personal animosities and biases that threaten a fair and just verdict. Ultimately, the central figures in We, the Jury must navigate the blurred boundaries between bias and objectivity, fiction and truth.
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Gesten war eigentlich ein cooler Tag, trotz nicht so gutem Wetter.
Wir waren mittags in einer Eichhörnchenzuchtstation und die waren total süß 😍😍 Eichhörnchen sind echt süße Tiere und ich liebe es wenn die eine Nuss essen, weil das sooo süß aussieht haha😂💗 Danach waren wir dann Minigolf spielen was mir auch mal wieder total Spaß gemacht hat. Ich bin zwar ehrlich gesagt schlecht darin und ich habe auch verloren, aber es war trotzdem sehr witzig😊
Und als letztes waren wir dann noch in einer Bonbonkocherei, wo wir zugucken konnten wie Bonbons gemacht wurden. Natürlich konnte man auch welche probieren und kaufen und die haben echt lecker geschmeckt😋
Naja war ein eigentlich echt schöner Tag.
Habt ihr schon mal Minigolf gespielt und wenn ja, hat es auch Spaß gemacht?💖
Dieses Buch war echt ein überraschend wunderschönes Buch. Meine Mutter hat das zufällig in der Buchhandlung entdeckt und ich bin ihr echt dankbar. Eigentlich kann ich dazu auch nicht so viel mehr sagen, außer dass mir diese Geschichte einfach total gefallen hat. Es war sehr interessant, lustig, schön und traurig.
Mal ein nicht so bekanntes Buch, trotzdem total schön und auf jeden Fall zu empfehlen.
Nun wünsche ich euch aber noch einen wunderschönen Mittwoch!💗😘
"Several sleepless nights are guaranteed."—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly
One postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country physician, is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once impressive and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. Its owners—mother, son, and daughter—are struggling to keep pace with a changing society, as well as with conflicts of their own. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become intimately entwined with his.
One thing I really enjoy about Netgalley (other than getting to read books ahead of their publication date, mwahaha) is that it introduces me to books and authors I would never have heard of otherwise. 😊 I was approved for a digital copy of Tara Sim's debut, 'Timekeeper' and loved it so much I had to go out and buy it once it was released! 📚
I recently picked up the sequel as I've been on a spending spree with the Dymocks gift cards I got for my birthday, hurray! 😁 I love how this series feels like a fairytale, it's utterly sweet and enchanting and I've had heart-eyes the whole time. Can't wait for the last book in the series, but it's not out til next year, aaagh. 😱 Maybe I'll get lucky with another ARC if it pops up on Netgalley...
Featuring my 'Once Upon A Time' candle from @cauldroncandleco that I was lucky to receive as a former rep! 💖 My term may be over, but you can visit a few of the lovely new reps @coffeeandbooks.ca @moonlight_rendezvous @dazzlingtragedy for discount codes because Hilary's candles are divine and you need these in your life! 😍
#wethebooksaug18 - favorite sequel
#summerofreverie - one word title
#EvolveIntoBooks - book set in a different country (England and India)
Oi, pessoal! Como vocês estão?
Hoje lhes trago uma indicação especial de Dia dos Pais. 😊
Em “Papai não é perfeito”, a professora de Lucas pede aos alunos que escrevam um trabalho sobre “Pai herói” e logo um colega de classe debocha dizendo que ele não tem como realizar tal trabalho.
O pai do menino sofreu uma trombose aos 19 anos e como consequência lhe deixou com paralisia parcial. Lucas, com a ajuda da mãe e da irmã, faz uma análise sobre a vida e caráter do pai. Descobrindo assim que seu pai lutava todos os dias contra o preconceito das pessoas e por independência e felicidade.
Mesmo que seja um livro infantil a leitura é válida pra qualquer idade. O li quando estava na 5ª série da escola militar e sinceramente os livros paradidáticos escolhidos lá sempre me agradavam. Diferente de outras escolas, o objetivo não era apenas nos “obrigar” a ler. Os livros sempre tinham uma grande lição que contribuíam para a formação do nosso caráter. •
"Eu queria mesmo acreditar que as pessoas não fazem certas coisas por maldade. Elas não sabem como agir com nada que seja diferente e acabam tendo reações inesperadas que vão de um extremo ao outro."
Infelizmente não tenho mais este livro. Ele foi perdido em alguma das muitas mudanças que fiz, mas provavelmente irei compra-lo de novo um dia.
Enquanto estava pesquisando a capa descobri que a mesma mudou. Então postei apenas a capa nova. Não sei se a antiga ainda existe disponível para venda. 📸 - Igs parceiros na foto.
Television producer Laurie Moran is delighted when the pilot for her reality drama, Under Suspicion, is a success. Even more, the program—a cold case series that revisits unsolved crimes by recreating them with those affected—is off to a fantastic start when it helps solve an infamous murder in the very first episode.
Now Laurie has the ideal case to feature in the next episode ofUnder Suspicion: the Cinderella Murder. When Susan Dempsey, a beautiful and multi-talented UCLA student, was found dead, her murder raised numerous questions. Why was her car parked miles from her body? Had she ever shown up for the acting audition she was due to attend at the home of an up-and-coming director? Why does Susan’s boyfriend want to avoid questions about their relationship? Was her disappearance connected to a controversial church that was active on campus? Was she close to her computer science professor because of her technological brilliance, or something more? And why was Susan missing one of her shoes when her body was discovered?
With the help of lawyer and Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley, Laurie knows the case will attract great ratings, especially when the former suspects include Hollywood’s elite and tech billionaires. The suspense and drama are perfect for the silver screen—but is Cinderella’s murderer ready for a close-up?
As the sole assistant to a famous upscale interior designer, Lane Harmon, mother to five-year-old Katie, is accustomed to visiting opulent homes around the tri-state area. A born optimist, Lane finds the glimpse into these gilded worlds fascinating, and loves the reward of exceeding the expectations of their often-demanding owners. When she is called to assist in redecorating a modest townhouse in Bergen County, she knows the job is unusual. Then she learns the home belongs to the wife of a notorious and disgraced financier named Parker Bennett.
Parker Bennett has been missing for two years. He dropped out of sight just before it was discovered that the $5 billion dollars in the fund he had been managing had vanished. Bennett had gone out on his sailboat in the Caribbean. Was it suicide or had he staged his disappearance? The scandal around his name has not died down. His clients and the federal government all want to trace the money and find Bennett if he is still alive.
Lane is surprised to find herself moved by Mrs. Bennett’s calm dignity and apparently sincere belief in her husband’s innocence. Gradually, Lane finds herself drawn to Eric, the Bennetts’ son, who is similarly determined to prove that his father is not guilty. Lane doesn’t know that the closer she gets to the Bennetts, the more she puts her life―and her daughter’s life―in jeopardy.
In the village of King's Abbot, a widow's sudden suicide sparks rumors that she murdered her first husband, was being blackmailed, and was carrying on a secret affair with the wealthy Roger Ackroyd. The following evening, Ackroyd is murdered in his locked study--but not before receiving a letter identifying the widow's blackmailer. King's Abbot is crawling with suspects, including a nervous butler, Ackroyd's wayward stepson, and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Cecil Ackroyd, who has taken up residence in the victim's home. It's now up to the famous detective Hercule Poirot, who has retired to King's Abbot to garden, to solve the case of who killed Roger Ackroyd--a task in which he is aided by the village doctor and narrator, James Sheppard, and by Sheppard's ingenious sister, Caroline.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is the book that made Agatha Christie a household name and launched her career as a perennial bestseller. Originally published in 1926, it is a landmark in the mystery genre. It was in the vanguard of a new class of popular detective fiction that ushered in the modern era of mystery novels.
The first Saturday in July. . .
A missing coed . . .
The number seven carved into her door . . .
The countdown has begun.
New Orleans Detective Micki Dee Dare is a seasoned, no-nonsense cop. She doesn't need a partner, especially not Zach “Hollywood” Harris, an irreverent charmer, fresh out of an experimental FBI program. And her assignment — keep him alive while he fights crime using the special skills he brings to the table — is not what she signed up for. But the die has been cast and there's nothing she can do about it.
Micki soon realizes there's more to her partner than meets the eye—and more at stake than catching bad guys and closing cases. There’s a new kind of evil at work the Crescent City, more cunning, more powerful than any she’s ever encountered. And she and Zach may be the only ones who can stop it.
As another coed goes missing and the darkness closes in, Micki must face a terrifying truth: this time she might not make it. This time the evil they’re facing might destroy them all . . .
Full of surprise twists and unexpected turns, The Final Seven is a heart-pounding thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Justice for Sara and The First Wife Erica Spindler comes The Other Girl, a chilling new thriller about a ritualistic murder of a college professor that sends a small town cop back into the trauma she thought she’d put behind her. "Explosive.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A fantastic thriller from one of the best in the genre!” —RT Reviews
A horrific crime. One witness—a fifteen year old girl from the wrong side of the tracks, one known for lying and her own brushes with the law.
Is it any surprise no one believed her?
Officer Miranda Rader of the Harmony, Louisiana PD is known for her honesty, integrity, and steady hand in a crisis—but that wasn’t always so. Miranda comes from the town of Jasper, a place about the size of a good spit on a hot day, and her side of the tracks was the wrong one. She’s worked hard to earn the respect of her coworkers and the community.
When Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town’s most beloved college professors, they’re unprepared for the brutality of the scene. This murder is unlike any they’ve ever investigated, and just when Miranda thinks she’s seen the worst of it, she finds a piece of evidence that chills her to the core: a faded newspaper clipping about that terrible night fifteen years ago. The night she’d buried, along with her past and the girl she’d been back then. Until now that grave had stayed sealed…except for those times, in the deepest part of the night, when the nightmares came: of a crime no one believed happened and the screams of the girl they believed didn’t exist.
Then another man turns up dead, this one a retired cop. Not just any cop—the one who took her statement that night. Two murders, two very different men, two killings that on the surface had nothing in common—except Miranda.
Sometimes the danger is on the inside . . .
High on a Cornish cliff sits a vast uninhabited mansion. Uninhabited except for Blake, a young woman of dubious background, secretive and alone, currently acting as housesitter.
The house has a panic room. Cunningly concealed, steel lined, impregnable – and apparently closed from within. Even Blake doesn’t know it’s there. She’s too busy being on the run from life, from a story she thinks she’s escaped.
But her remote existence is going to be invaded when people come looking for the house’s owner, missing rogue pharma entrepreneur, Jack Harkness. Suddenly the whole world wants to know where his money has gone. Soon people are going to come knocking on the door, people with motives and secrets of their own, who will be asking Blake the sort of questions she can’t – or won’t – want to answer.
And will the panic room ever give up its secrets?
PANIC ROOM is Robert Goddard at his nerve-shredding best. A sliver of a mystery kicks off a juggernaut of a thriller. Layers of secrets, half truths and lies must be peeled back to reveal what really lies within.
#Gateless Writers tip: I found this quote from #stephenking in Nathan Durfee’s studio at the Robert Lange gallery in Charleston, South Carolina. Behind the door of the critic lies the sweet invitation of “you can”. My favorite part of this quote is the acknowledgement that it takes bravery. We never have to believe that creation is an easy act, once you’re in the flow of the muse it feels so fluid, but getting there can mean opening a very important door to a place that the presiding culture often slams shut. Be easy with the self when bravery is not present. Nurture the self. Sweet talk the self. Do not banish the self for having fear. The self knows the risk inherent in creating authentic work that will, finally, move other souls to brave, creative acts. Allow the door to stay closed if need be. And know that it is there, waiting. When you open it, the words will come, the confidence will arise, the joy, the fire you find there will feel like pure gold. #bookstagram#writing#writersofinstagram#booklover#bookcrazy#writingprompts#writingcommunity#writingretreats
YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.
YOU CAN PRESERVE A HANDFUL OF SPECIAL MEMORIES FOREVER.
WHICH ONES WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
True death is a thing of the past. Now you can spend the rest of eternity reliving your happiest memories: that first kiss, falling in love, the birth of your children, enjoyed on loop for ever and ever.
Isobel is a Heaven Architect, and she helps dying people create afterlives from these memories. So when she falls for Jarek, one of her terminal – and married – clients, she knows that while she cannot save him, she can create the most beautiful of heavens, just for him.
But when Jarek's wife is found dead, Isobel uncovers a darker side of the world she works within, and she can trust no one with what she finds... The Memory Chamber is a thrilling and original story which vaults the reader into a world that is terrifyingly close to our own, where we can avoid everything we fear – even death itself. But can we ever escape the truth?
They told him everything.
He told everyone else.
Over countless martini-soaked Manhattan lunches, they shared their deepest secrets and greatest fears. On exclusive yachts sailing the Mediterranean, on private jets streaming towards Jamaica, on Yucatán beaches in secluded bays, they gossiped about sex, power, money, love and fame. They never imagined he would betray them so absolutely.
In the autumn of 1975, after two decades of intimate friendships, Truman Capote detonated a literary grenade, forever rupturing the elite circle he’d worked so hard to infiltrate. Why did he do it, knowing what he stood to lose? Was it to punish them? To make them pay for their manners, money and celebrated names? Or did he simply refuse to believe that they could ever stop loving him? Whatever the motive, one thing remains indisputable: nine years after achieving wild success with In Cold Blood, Capote committed an act of professional and social suicide with his most lethal of weapons . . . Words.
A dazzling debut about the line between gossip and slander, self-creation and self-preservation, SWAN SONG is the tragic story of the literary icon of his age and the beautiful, wealthy, vulnerable women he called his Swans. ‘Writers write. And one can’t be surprised if they write what they know.’ #swansong#waterstones#thrillerbooks#lovebooks#amazonbooks#booklover#ilovebooks#ilovecrimebooks#bookcrazy#bookmarks#goodreads#crimefiles#books#bookstagram#bookworm#crimebooks#bookgeek
In this debut set in near future NYC—where lives last 300 years and the pursuit of immortality is all-consuming—Lea must choose between her estranged father and her chance to live forever.
Lea Kirino is a “Lifer,” which means that a roll of the genetic dice has given her the potential to live forever—if she does everything right. And Lea is an overachiever. She’s a successful trader on the New York exchange—where instead of stocks, human organs are now bought and sold—she has a beautiful apartment, and a fiancé who rivals her in genetic perfection. And with the right balance of HealthTech™, rigorous juicing, and low-impact exercise, she might never die.
But Lea’s perfect life is turned upside down when she spots her estranged father on a crowded sidewalk. His return marks the beginning of her downfall as she is drawn into his mysterious world of the Suicide Club, a network of powerful individuals and rebels who reject society’s pursuit of immortality, and instead chose to live—and die—on their own terms. In this future world, death is not only taboo; it’s also highly illegal. Soon Lea is forced to choose between a sanitized immortal existence and a short, bittersweet time with a man she has never really known, but who is the only family she has left in the world.