Buongiorno readers! Giugno è giunto e con esso anche una nuovissima ed interessantissima #bookchallenge tutta a tema indipendente. Ideata da @misstortellino, @sialettrice, @chiara_sui_libri ed ovviamente il profilo @booktubeitaindie_, la #bookstagramindie si propone come un faro di condivisione per tutto quello che è letteratura indipendente tramite foto a tema.
La consegna numero undici ci chiede: "libro indie di un'autrice italiana".
Anche oggi è stata particolarmente difficile, proprio non mi veniva in mente alcun libro che ricoprisse la consegna odierna tant'è che stavo per usare un graphic novel. Alla fine si è accesa la lampadina e mi è venuta in mente lei: Isabella Santacroce con la sua trilogia più importante e famosa.
È un'autrice abbastanza particolare che, per il suo stile ed il suo modo di essere, sa farsi amare ed odiare da un libro all'altro ed io ammiro molto questa caratteristica negli scrittori.
Ognuno dei tre libri è pubblicato da ce diverse ed oggi vi voglio presentare quello edito da @fazieditore, nonché libro più amato ed odiato di cui io abbia mai sentito parlare: V. M. 18.
Ormai introvabile, si presenta come un "richiamo" verso quello che è l'inferno (vi lascio immaginare a cosa richiamino gli altri due), in uno stile barocco, antico, ed un collegio dove ragazze tredicenni, fra cui la nostri protagonista Desdemona, vivono nella corruzione più totale fra orge, stupefacenti e chi più ne ha più ne metta.
Ammetto che ancora devo trovare il coraggio d'iniziarlo e sicuramente non sarà quello da cui partirò ma la curiosità è tanta da ormai anni, devo solo trovare il momento giusto.
Qualcuno di voi lo ha letto e/o ha letto tutta la trilogia? :) . . .
One of my favourite things about reading fantasy is the politics.
Megan Whalen Turner does it well in The Queen's Thief series. Robin Hobb in the Realm of the Elderlings. Joe Abercrombie in The First Law trilogy.
Not only do these authors build up excellent and distinct fantasy worlds, with interesting characters and storylines, but what makes them stand out to me is the politics between countries and realms and characters.
I'm about 100 pages into The Golden Fool and Hobb has introduced a betrothal between two individuals from different countries. I love the differences between the characters and the countries, such as how a matriarchal line differs from a patriarchal one. Hobb takes pages to cover who walks into the Great Hall in this scene and allows Fitz to explain to the reader how and why they matter or could cause conflict. Large sections of the Liveship Traders trilogy were dedicated to family politics, turning them into chunky doorstop epics.
Megan Whalen Turner covers politics well with a considerably lower page count. I feel she focuses in a smaller part of the overall arc in each book, slowly building the bigger picture up that way, whereas Hobb gives you a better overall view from the start.
Borh are interesting to read and I really admire an author who can make me have an opinion of the politics in a country that doesn't exist.
What do you like most about fantasy? Or whatever your favourite genre is?
《Ricordo degli occhi, quelli sì che li ricordo bene, due fessure di cristallo fredde come il ghiaccio》
Buongiorno #readers oggi vi porto la RECENSIONE di #beyondthetime
: oltre il tempo di @flavia_lucioli
Questo è il primo volume della serie e l ho letto in due giorni per un motivo: l ho trovato fantastico!
La storia inizia con la diciassettenne Geneviève Whitmore che,in seguito a un incidente, in cui stava per affogare, è costretta dalla madre a dire addio alla sua vecchia vita e allontanarsi dal suo ragazzo Logan per trasferirsi nella casa di
proprietà della famiglia del suo defunto padre in cui vive suo zio Tyler che da diciassette anni è segretamente innamorato di sua madre Hannah.Arrivati alla tenuta,Hannah e Tyler le rivelano che in realtà lei è una "viaggiatrice", un'aliena,ultima Erede di una Stirpe Reale in possesso di enormi poteri.Come un uragano a stravolgere la sua vita entra fin da subito l affascinante e tenebroso Noah, un cacciatore antico e potente che è stato assoldato per catturare Geneviève e riportarla indietro nel tempo.Tra Noah e Geneviève inizia una bellissima e appassionante storia d'amore che va al di là di tutto e tutti:Noah rischia addirittura di diventare un traditore agli occhi del suo capo, il duca di Wellinghton ma a lui non importa.Ciò che è diventata la sua unica priorità è tenere al sicuro e proteggere Geneviève, la la sua anima gemella.
Sapete oramai quanto sia amante del genere fantasy e proprio per questo sono anche molto selettiva a riguardo.
In questo caso ho trovato una trama intrigante e avventuriosa che viaggia attraverso una storia d amore forte e passionale, originale e ricca di colpi di scena,costellata da momenti romantici che impreziosiscono la narrazione senza renderla troppo smielosa.
L'autrice ha saputo rapire la mia attenzione in ogni momento:ho divorato pagina dopo pagina,la scrittura semplice e fluida mi ha permesso di mantenere un attenzione costante tanto da ritrovarmi alla fine della storia senza quasi accorgermene ma sopratutto
ho trovato dei personaggi intriganti e carismatici, oserei dire quasi magnetici,ognuno con una caratterizzazione ed una giusta collocazione nella storia ⬇⬇⬇
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.“
Good morning bookfoxes! 💕
It's shelfie time! 📚
Since we build my bed out of bookshelves I rearranged my books. The pocketbooks and paperbacks are in my high shelf and the hardcovers and mangas are under my bed. All of them are sort by colour, because at work I have to sort books by authors names or publisher house every day, so I beides something different at home. 😂
How do you sort your books on your bookshelf? 😊📚
I have made so many good friends and acquaintances since I started my #Bookstagram and I appreciate each and every one if them ♥ It's always a good time to make more!!!
I've joined these amazing bookstagrammers to do a group shoutout session! 😊
HOW TO ENTER:
1. Follow all the #Bookstagrammers listed above. Please don't follow to unfollow!
2. Shoutout our feeds on your story and keep it up for 24hrs. Make sure to tag us so we can see it!
3. Give some love to our recent posts. We'll return the love to your feed too!
4. Tag 2-3 friends who would be interested to join.
5. Comment ‘done’.
This SFS session is open to all bookstagram accounts only. Session ends on the 26th of June. 😊💜
Happy Monday bookworms!
Tell me one random fact about yourself??
I don't like the smell of nail polish so I never wear them and most likely will never wear them 😝 ▫
It's been a while since I post about my favorite series ever Chaos Walking dundundun so here ya go woohoo 🎉🎉🙌🙌🔥🔥😝 ▫
Now catching up on another tag homeworks!
I was tagged by @munchreads to do #cutelittlebookishtag tag so here it goes: ✨
📖 What Hogwarts House are you in?
Blue house pride: Ravenclaw 💙
📖 Four relationships you'll love till the end of time?
1. Tiola (Todd & Viola from Chaos Walking). My OTP ❤❤❤
2. Springles (Connie Springer and Sasha Blouse from Attack on Titan). Thia goofy duo of 104th trainee corps. I love them! 😍😭❤
3. Darrow & Sevro from Red Rising series. This brotp tho 😭❤🔥. Get me a friend like Sevro pls. A boyfriend like him even better 😝
4. Ella Malikova & Nik Malikov from The Illuminae Files. I love the brotherly/sisterly bond between these cousins 💙
📖 Why did you start Bookstagram?
Because I got bored with my personal instagram and when I post bookish/fangirling stuff there it just seem out of place. So I joined this community and tbh it's one of the best decision that I've made in my life 💖
📖 Best book you recently received?
Recently? Hmm, I guess Golden Son. ✨ ▫
Now another tag from @munchreads the #knowthebookstagrammer tag so here it goes: ✨
1. How long have you been reading? Ever since I was little, 2nd grade so since I was 7 years old I suppose
2. Music or coffee?
I don't like coffee so Music!
3. Favourite book?
Everyone knows it's CHAOS WALKING SERIES 😆🔥💃❤
4. Favourite genre?
5. Flowers or chocolate?
Tagged or not feel free to do either 💕 ▫
Poet Stephen Ellams reading my novel Mother-in-Law, Son-in-Law. This is with the original cover based on a photograph by the superb photographer @davidwinge. Another publisher took the title for a while but I finally brought it back home to Fleur de Lys Publishing, my own company, earlier this month where it’s currently undergoing another reprint with a new cover in the same style as its sequel, A Passion for Classic Cars, so may be unavailable at certain outlets until early July. I’ll announce the launch of the next release soon. ❤️📚❤️
Currently writing seventh novel The Gold, about creativity, love, obsession, addiction and Bruce Robinson, due for publication 2018. Link to buy my published novels in my bio. 💕✍🏻📚
Starting my last week of work today before the summer holidays! 💪🏻😎I’ll start reading this book on the @amazonkindle app on my iPhone because I was lucky enough to get to read it via #netgalley I’m not at all used to reading like this though, I do love my “real” books!😬 It seems like a very interesting read though and I’ll definitely persevere and, who knows, this MIGHT become something I’ll incorporate in my reading habits regularly!! I have more books lined up on @netgalley So....😁 #callmeamerican#mondaymotivation
Day 25: #openpages#bookstagrammersph#bgphjunechallenge2018 @bookstagramers_ph .
Which book do you wish had a sequel?!
Good Afternoon bookish friends! ❤️ Waddup? As usual. I’m omw to work and currently rereading Always Never Yours cuz O-W-E-N!!! Hahah. I dunno why, but lately I looooove rereading a book as soon as i finish reading it for the first time. 😂 it started with Ready Player One! Hahah😁 and nooooow, i was thinking what should i read next? Decisions. Decisions. 🧐
Like we said. Bonkers with the giveaways. We are ALSO giving away one copy of What Blooms from Dust by @jamesmarkert74 along with a letter from the author! You can enter to win by doing the following: 1. Like our post. 2. Comment below. 3. Follow our page. Sweepstakes rules found in link in bio. Enter to win today through July 26 in conjunction with the #bookstagram tour with @tlcbooktours #giveaway#sweepstakes#bookgiveaway
It’s summertime and we are going to keep doing giveaways like madmen until someone catches on and tells us to stop. #giveaway#sweepstakes#bookgiveaway Here’s how to win a copy of The Orphan’s Wish by @melaniedickerson123 : 1. Like our post. 2. Comment below. 3. Follow our page. Sweepstakes rules found in link in bio. Enter to win today through July 20 in conjunction with the #bookstagram tour with @tlcbooktours
Here's a bit of a #shelfiesunday ! I recently switched some shelves around, and have decided to use this middle one as a "recently loved" shelf. See anything you've loved recently? Also, check out those candles by @cornerfoldscandles from their CARAVAL box! A perfect addition to my collection! (They also did my custom SWAN SEASON one pictured here!) Pictured :
THE WICKED DEEP by @sheaernshaw
NICE TRY, JANE SINNER by @lianneoelke
INVICTUS by @rgraudin
CARAVAL/LEGENDARY by @stephanie_garber
THE SECRET OF A HEART NOTE by @staceyleeauthor
AMERICAN PANDA by @gloriacchao
SKY IN THE DEEP by @adrienneyoungbooks
My moms FAVORITE 📚 BOOK is officially on Amazon! The author is her daughter 💁🏽♀️😉 Thank you so much to everyone who has ordered a copy 😘 And thanks to my loves who came out this weekend to celebrate 🎉
We spent the day at Lotus Park in Coloma. It was SO hot! I brought along City of Bones and my new @fandomhoneybees print. This book is on my “I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read it Yet, What is Wrong With Me?” list.
Let’s have a round of applause for the endless camp and melodrama of Marvel comics 👏🏼👏🏼 While visiting Alex’s childhood comic book store this weekend I found this first issue of Red Sonja, a classic comic heroine whose story has been on my list to explore! This She Devil With A Sword was inspired by a 1934 short story by Robert E Howard called “The Shadow of a Vulture.” 40 Years later she appeared again as a minor character in the Conan the Barbarian story line. From swashbuckler to sidekick, Red Sonja finally leapt into her own pages in 1975. Her origin story is definitely something from retro male fantasy land: during the sudden ravaging of her village and body by enemy mercenaries Sonja finds herself completely helpless to protect herself and those she loves. She is introduced as a damsel in distress, but it is her enraged plea to the goddess Scáthach which initiated her into the magical realm of the barbarians. The goddess empowers Sonja on the condition she never lie with a man who doesn’t beat her in a fair fight of sword and mind. Having no taste for men after her attack, Red Sonja embarks on adventures of all sorts and becomes and feared and revered warrioress in the Marvel universe. Campy? Totes. Vaguely problematic getting off the ground? You bet. Capable of enduring 40 years of feminist revolution and reincarnating to reflect new mainstream understandings of female empowerment? I think so, but I’ll have to get back to you on that after further study. Subjects and heroines like this embody the appeal that comics have to me as an art and cultural historian. Since delving into the comic world I’ve strongly preferred female characters written by female creative teams. I’m excited to see what the male creators of this magical fighter queen have up their sleeves.
Are you familiar with this character? I haven’t seen the movies yet.
Ahhh, a prequel! A prequel can be so-so or it can be the icing on the cake...this one was the icing on the cake.
by Taran Matthau
This is the real beginning of the The Summoner series. I loved going back and reading how it all it began...and it starts with Arcturus who inadvertently summons a demon. Sound familiar? Well, this is the secret that the king and his court have been trying to keep secret...the secret that actually exploded with Fletcher in the Inquisition. No spoilers here. However, I do recommend that the you read the Summoner series first and then The Outcast.
What I loved the most about Outcast was learning more about Arcturus... learning his history, discovering his strengths and weakness, the doubts, questions, his sense of survival and the mind battles he had within himself. Yes, we get to meet some of the “future old characters” in the series. We meet a very young Elaine Lovett, Othello’s father and other dwarves and Fletcher’s real parents.
What more is there to say? The world was already built, the “new” old characters developed on their own and the story telling is fast paced and unfolds almost effortlessly with each turning page. All I had to do was sit back and enjoy the adventure...and I did.
#theoutcastbook#summonerseries#summonerprequel#arcturus 🌟 #taranmatharu#taranmatharubooks @taranmatharuauthor
Summer time means 🍍Pineapple green tea with lemonade🍍
Announcement: I haven’t been posting much because I felt like nothing was good enough. I felt confined on what I could post and sometimes I want to share my other passions then just books. So I’m expanding!!! I’ll be post whatever my heart desires. Don’t worry I’ll still post about books, but now you’ll get to know more about me.