Drum roll please... my 5 seconds of fame on the Zoe Ball show today 😂. But all joking to one side, I'm beyond proud of my little 11 year old's film-making skills 💙💚💛 to make this video clip review of @rowanmcoleman 's brilliant book, The Summer of Impossible Things.
If you haven't read it yet, DO IT. I read a lot and this is up there with my favourite reads of the year! A captivating story that conjures up all sorts of questions: how far would we go for our family... and do we really know our place in the universe?
This was a big jump out of my comfort zone, despite my feisty bursts of spontaneity (me the girl who was badly bullied at school... putting herself out there in front of millions... I know it's only a few seconds of footage but it's ITV!) and I'm thankful to Rowan for the kick up the arse. Sometimes we need to push ourselves and do something a little scary!
Yunus Günçe’nin “Eyvallahım Var” kitabını da bir solukta okumuş bulunmaktayım. İçinde altı çizilesi, oturup uzun uzun düşünülesi ve tartışılası o kadar çok nokta var ki... Kendine has uslubuyla kaleme aldığı yazıların çoğu içsel bir hesaplaşmadan kesitler gibi... Aslında hepimizin içinden birer parça var satırlarında. Ben iyi ki okudum diyorum! 👏🏻 #eyvallahımvar
Absolutely LOVING this summer sun! Hope it never leaves!! There’s been a lot of hype around Matt Haig’s ‘How To Stop Time’ and I’m about to get stuck in myself. Has anyone out there read it? What did you think? - L
SPOILER IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE FIRST TWO BOOKS IN THE LEGEND TRILOGY
He is a Legend.
She is a Prodigy.
Who will be Champion? 🌺
June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps-Elect, while Day has been assigned a high-level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them. . .
Champion ~ Marie Lu
I am so sad that I am now finished with this beautiful trilogy. I absolutely loved it! The characters, the story, the romance, the action- it was all so well written! I was so caught up in the book that I started crying and completely forgot that a whole bunch of people were around me. Thank you, Marie Lu, for writing such an amazing trilogy. If you haven't given it a chance yet, please do. These books will change your life and you won't regret picking them up. I give this whole trilogy five stars!!
“And because this isn't history but mystery - my story - let's start with me for a change.” The unconventional take to the traditional version of Norse Mythology; Neil Gaiman’s book and Joanne M. Harris’ go hand-in-hand. Harris really gets the feeling of the Trickster God just right. Her writing is fluid and the humour is spot on. Loki is even suitably annoying, constantly referring to himself as Yours Truly, although at times this is slightly distracting. I love the Norse Myths, the trickery, the fighting, the rules and regulations are all fascinating, funny and enthralling.
The way Harris links all of these real Norse Myths with Loki's thoughts and plans into a story is elegant and interesting. Instead of chapters, each story is a lessons that Loki is teaching you. It's a clever way of writing and it gave a different feel to the stories. It also allowed Harris to give a humanity to Loki that I hadn't felt before, whilst Gaiman’s work made me dislike Loki, ‘The Gospel’ made me pity him and even feel sorry for him.
It is interesting to hear the slight differences between traditional and non-traditional stories, not just from changing the perspective, but from the source material. These differences spark the imagination - is this the Trickster God deceiving us? Which is the true set of events? Of course Loki sets himself as the hero, one who always solves problems (which most of the time are his fault anyway) but he admits his flaws. He justifies his actions so that when he runs out of luck in Asgard and flees to the Middle World and then even the World Below, you understand what he’s doing and why. He is a likable character, despite all he has done wrong.
I am very keen to read more of both Joan M. Harris’ work and more of Norse Mythology. Both are fascinating topics and Harris writes with an enjoyable and engrossing tone.
My weekend view. I’m not upset about it
I’m currently at a bachelorette for one of my best friends. Between hikes, campfires, and everything else, I somehow managed to start ‘The Underground Railroad’ and can already tell I’m going to enjoy it •
Also, the neighbours here have an alpaca, so my life is complete
Merhabalar kitap severler🙋♀️
Harika bir seriye başladım ve ilk kitabı bitti bile. Ikıncı kitaba geçmişken en sevdiğim karakter olan Mühendis'in bir akıntısını paylaşmasam ayıp olurdu🙈
#alinti "Daha ne olduklarını, amaçlarını bile bilmediğim varlıklardan bahsediyorsun. Nedne buradalar, neden kendi dünyalarında değiller, neden bizi öldürüyorlar, neden sen değil de ben görüyorum? Zaten bütün bu nedenlerin cevabını bilsem hicbir sorunum kalmayacak."
"Cevapları bulmak bu kadar basit olsaydı hayat çekilmez olurdu."
"Asıl o zaman yaşanılası olurdu."
"Olsun, pek çok amaçsız yaşayan insan tanıyorum."
"Onlar sadece yaşadıklarını sanır; nefes almakla hayatı yaşamak arasındaki farkı bilmezler."
"En azından acı çekmek zorunda değiller. Hiçbir şey, hiç kimse umurlarında değil."
"Öyle mi olmak isterdin? Hicbir amacin olmadan, geleceğe dair umutsuz, hatasız, sadece nefes alarak var olmak... Sence yaşamak bu mu?"
"Alternatiflerden biri... Neden olmasın?"
"Ee o zaman neden duruyorsun? Bırak her şeyi!"
"Hiçbir şeyi umursama, bırak insanlar ölsün. Sme onların umurunda değilsin, seni tanımıyorlar bile."
"Amasi yok, ama dediğin zaman bocalarsın. Amaçsız insanların ama'sı olmaz. Onların sadece 'ben' faktörü vardır. Sadece kendileri vardır; başkalarının ne yaşadığı, ne çektiği kendileri nezdinde önemsizdir. Hayatlarında 'ama' diye bir kelime hiç var olmamıştır."
"Bırak görmesinler." "Ölürler."
"Sana ne! Ölsünler.
•This book here is the first gem to kick off my new series #megsundayread ! If you're ever looking for the next world to dive into, I will be discussing books that I'm reading or love in general every Sunday! Scroll down for a review!•🇺🇲
In Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, a young millennial woman is trying to find her way through the world that is steeped in tradition and seemingly outdated customs by rebelling against her family and community. Through an unexpected chain of events, she realizes that she had been misjudging women who she felt misjudged her. Jaswal did an amazing job of making a potentially esoteric story relatable across cultures.
Have you ever read a #book that you related to so much? Yes? Which book held up a mirror to your face so?
Ya’ll!!! Like ya’ll!! I just finished #reading Far From the Madding Crowd, and boy is my heart in flutters...
Wow! It took me a little over two weeks to finish this book. Now that it is over, I can wholeheartedly say that Thomas Hardy is now one of my favorite #authors .
Now, I’m not into #romance books, but, since I had decided to get myself a classics degree, I had no choice but to read #farfromthemaddingcrowd even though I had heard it was romance.
I don’t normally read romance because they are usually cheesy and never done right. But my goodness did Thomas Hardy do this story right.
My rating? 💫💫💫💫💫/5
I loved this book and this story so much. I could not stand Bathsheba at the beginning but towards the end, I was rooting for her happiness.
Can I also just say that is such a clever name for our protagonist.
Now that I’ve had a taste of #thomashardy I cannot wait to read the rest of his books.
To Kill A Kingdom - Alexandra Christo 📖📖
Sorry to say that this was a DNF. I tried so hard to get to the end but at 65% I had well and truly had enough. 😤
I loved the premise of this book. As a life long fan of The Little Mermaid and all things ocean related the synopsis was screaming out to me as a book I wanted to read. The first 30% of the book reeled me in (excuse the pun) and I enjoyed the chapters from Lira's perspective especially when she was accompanied by her overbearing, not so good (more like evil) Mother. It was interesting to learn about the Sirens and the parts under the ocean were great. As soon as we got our sea legs (sorry) the story totally fell apart. I had no interest whatsoever in the perspectives from Elian (is that right? I can't even remember his name) and I sometimes struggled to work out who was speaking (the perspectives were confusing in places). I had to decide whether it was worth spending any more of my time on...and I'm sad to say it wasn't. It's a shame. I'm still on the lookout for a book that is based at sea that captures my imagination! 🐚🐙🤴🧜
Thank you to @netgalley and the publisher for the advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review.
Taking #bookreview into Instagram feed for the 1st time. This book certainly deserves it.
So, who are you?
This masterpiece heavily researched work stirs this question often in your head.
Very interesting book, quite thought provoking. Speaks of theories, probabilities and many researched facts about existence of life, right from the atomic level during the big bang until our present day life. This book also provokes the reader to think about our very existence and ponder about anomalies like
1. did human being tamper nature or is it the other way round by continuous changes in environment from time to time.
2. Are we the destroyers or are we mere players or victims?
3. What are our responsibilities being "sapiens" or thinking species- how much should we give in to the perceived belief systems and how much should we ponder about more possibilities?
In my opinion, this book is a must read for all those who are interested in thinking in these lines. It certainly doesn't give the answer, but certainly gives a fresh perspective into how we view the world.
Halfway into the book and it continues to thrill me. Thank you very much @akshatha_m87 for recommending this book.
Ibland blir det knas: med två minuter till godo på Alicante flygplats råkade jag köpa bok två i stället för ett i The Dandelion Dynasty. Titeln är The Wall of Storms, författaren är Ken Liu (som händelsevis översatte Cixin Lius The Three-Body Problem som jag recenserade i förra veckan) och genren är riktigt episk jävla imperiefantasy med hur många huvudpersoner som helst. 🦑
Ändå är handlingen enkel att komma in i, tack vare en allvetande berättare som ser allt, hör allt, och redogör för allt som sker inne i folks skallar. Då jag hoppar in mitt i är jag tacksam för perspektivet; samtidigt förtar det mycket av magin. 🐲
Författare och läsare ska ju tillverka berättelser tillsammans, men här gör Ken Liu 95% av jobbet, och det blir lite segt efter ett tag.
** Australian author **
So I feel like a lot of people are going to be upset with my choice for today’s #readingwomenmonth prompt because Octavia Cade is actually from New Zealand 😬
I know there’s a difference! But I’m featuring an Australian author later this month and I really wanted to show off this book!!
Last month on my blog, I posted my review about The August Birds (link in bio) where two ravens visit a dying boy and take him through time and space to see a bunch of scientific discoveries that have had a big impact on the world
Some birds came to my window as I was taking this photo but they didn’t stick around long enough for me to get a clear shot (and no worldly adventures for me)
Some instagram editing insider info - I edited out a blue bin across the sheet that was ruining my photo.
If you look at where @thereadingwomen tag is, you’ll see my flawless fix 😉
Unedited photo is in my stories to see all the magic!
#Repost @indachrahma (@get_repost)
Yeah, sore guys
Oh, iya senja kali enaknya main ps kayaknya mantep 😂
Ini ketiga kalinya aku mereview buku. So berani belajar dari pada tak berani memulai hal baru. .
Judul : My Lucturer, My Husband
Penulis : Gitlicius
Penerbit : RDM Publishers
ISBN : 978-602-50234-0-8
Orang bilang perkataan adalah doa, hal itu yang terjadi pada Inggita Almira Arundati. Karena tidak menjaga perkataannya yang suku ceplas ceplos, Inggit harus mengalami kehidupan barunya bersama Sadewa Bentara Arya, dosen kaku nan galak di kampusnya yang sudah dinobatkan dengan kanebo kering dan sudah ia sumpahi hidupnya akan selalu susah.
Menjalani kehidupan perjodohan bersama dosen tergalak di belakang sahabat-sahabatnya memiliki banyak rintangan.
Merupakan Inggit dan Arya menutupi perjodohan mereka? Bagaimana dengan Karatama Reinha, kekasih inggrit?
Cie ... gimana blubnya? Keren kan. So tunggu ulasan berikutnya ya. See you
#NewReview & #TBBREC GETTING SCHOOLED (Getting Some #1 ) by EMMA CHASE.
Link in Bio
We love the fact that we know what we’re going to get with an Emma Chase story, and that is a VERY good thing. We know she will paint a permanent smile on our faces, spread warmth through our hearts with her humour, her swoon, her romance, and her witty as hell prose, and leave us swooning over her leading man! Garrett Daniels had that charm, cockiness, vulnerability, and swoon we love in her men! Highly recommend this #Standalone#RomCom from a #TBBFaveAuthor
‘She was the love of my life, before I had any fucking idea what love was.’
« Ces fameux trois petits mots qui me soulagent comme un antibiotique sur une blessure à vif. Parce que j’ai encore un cœur qui panse ses plaies et qui a besoin d’être recousu ça et là. »
Mon avis sur le tome 3 des Anges ! 💛
Dans ce troisième tome, Mia et Zac vont passer un nouveau cap. Mia a toujours des peurs profondes ancrées en elle. Elle n’aime toujours pas son corps et refuse qu’on la regarde. Mais ce qu’elle ressent pour Zac la dépasse. Zac lui fait ressentir des choses qu’elle n’avait jamais ressenties avant. Il est bien différent du seul homme qu’elle a connue avant et qui l’a brisée.
On découvre de nouvelles facettes de Zac. C’est un homme qui s’avère au final tendre, attentif et patient. Petit à petit, il ouvre les yeux sur ses sentiments. Il a plus que jamais envie d’aider Mia à affronter ses peurs. Pour lui qui n’avait jamais laissé une fille s’approcher de son cœur jusqu’à maintenant, tout est nouveau. Même s’il ne fait pas confiance aux femmes, Mia est spéciale. Elle lui fait perdre tout contrôle. Il ne peut plus lutter contre la fulgurance de ce qu’il ressent. Il est prêt à se battre pour elle. Il veut plus que jamais la percer à jour et briser carapace. Le problème, c’est qu’il n’est pas prêt à ce qu’on brise la sienne.
Entre Mia et Zac, des tensions sont toujours présentes malgré la puissance de leurs sentiments. Mia ne peut s’empêcher de repousser Zac par peur de revivre des choses horribles. Elle était venue ici pour se faire oublier, pas pour tomber amoureuse d’un homme que tout le monde connait sur cette île. D’autant qu’elle n’oublie pas la façon dont l’a traitée Zac au début. Il pourrait la briser et cette fois serait fatale. Elle n’y survivrait pas. Malgré tout, elle ne peut s’empêcher de toujours vouloir en savoir plus sur Zac sans jamais se confier elle-même sur son passé très sombre.
Je suis complètement séduite par ce troisième tome. Il est plein d’émotions et tellement captivant. Les mystères se délient au fil des pages. Entre Mia et Zac, tout avance doucement mais sûrement. J’adore le rythme de cette histoire. L’auteure a su créer des personnages plein d’imperfections tellement attachants et touchants.
Plus sur le blog 😘
I don’t share about my personal life very often here, so for those of you who may not know, I am mom to 5 kids! They range in age from 1 to 7. That means we read A LOT of kids books around here. I’ve had a few people ask me to start posting recommendations for children’s literature, so I thought I’d share some maybe once a week or so. If you have any that you’d like to share with me, I’d love to hear it. 📚
My two eldest children love graphic novels, but it’s been tough to find some geared towards their age level. Peter & Ernesto is absolutely perfect and is written for young readers. It’s an adorable tale about two inseparable sloths and the adventure that ensues when one decides he’s ready to see more of the world. It’s funny, sweet, and full of lessons about helping others, working together, going outside of your comfort zone, and most importantly, friendship. My kiddos loved this one and asked me to read it again as soon as it was over. Even better, there’s another installment coming out soon! .
LOOK at this gorgeous book that came in my Romance Reveal Book Box!
I can't wait to read this!
The Controversial Princess by Jodi Ellen Malpas @jodi_ellen_malpas
"Her father is The King of England.
She is The Controversial Princess.
Regarded as down to earth by the press and rebellious by The King, Princess Adeline refuses to bow to the royal expectations her title carries. She knows better than anyone that the united front of the royal family is nothing but smoke and mirrors - lies and secrets masked by power and privilege. She wants no part of it, and she will never surrender to The King’s demand to marry a man she does not love. But despite Adeline’s determination to retain her free will, she remains deeply unfulfilled, feeling caged and suffocated.
That is until she meets Josh Jameson. Drawn in by his confidence, Adeline is soon captivated by the scandalously sexy American actor. His ability to penetrate her defences overwhelms her - his touch is pure fire, and his allure overpowering. Nothing has ever made her feel so alive in a world where she’s otherwise slowly drowning. However, while Josh may be Hollywood royalty, he’s not actual royalty, and Adeline knows The King and his advisors will do everything in their power to keep them apart.
But Josh Jameson becomes the princess’s ultimate vice.
And although she bows to no one, she bows to him." #thecontroversialprincess#jodiellenmalpas#romance#romancereader#revealbookbox#romancerevealbookbox#reader#bookreview#Bookblogger#Bookstagram#bibliophile#readersofinstagram#readingissexy#booklove#booklover#princess#booknerd#bookblog
I was watching one of the episodes of the latest season of Quantico in which a person calls Priyanka Chopra Mata Hari, I was intrigued and read about her online. Then I read this book by Paulo Coelho.
An ambitious girl, Mata Hari, seems to be a bit too open minded for her time. She was an exquisite beauty, an exotic dancer, a prostitute and an alleged Russian spy. This is her story.
The book narrates the story from two POVs: Mata Hari’s and her lawyer’s. I loved the treatment. I loved the innocence of Mata Hari along with the explanation of her lawyers. It’s like seeing the coin from two sides. You’ll be stunned by how differently the two of them look at the same situation.
The book touched my heart. It really did!
On the scale of light read, yeah okay, mind blowing, unputdownable and bookgasmic, I give call it: Unputdownable.
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#LesMasques Karya @indah_hanaco Penerbit @grasindo_id @fiksigrasindo #bookreview#day5#finalreview
Cerita yang disajikan penulis dalam novel ini berhubungan dengan psikologis manusia yang dibalut dengan ringan. Sebenarnya novel ini jauh dari ekspektasi saya. Saya kira penulis akan menceritakan tentang anak manusia yang bisa 'disembuhkan' tapi ternyata penulis menceritakan bagaimana kehidupan seorang remaja yang hidup dengan trauma mendalam.
Dengan alur yang maju mundur diawal, cukup menjelaskan bagaimana karakter terbentuk. Seperti ada sebab maka akan ada akibat yang ditimbulkan.
Keseluruhan suka dengan cerita Kak Indah ini. Meski bertema dark tapi bisa untuk dipahami apa yang ingin diceritakan penulis. Dengan endingnya yang menurut saya mengejutkan.
"Hari itu, ada yang mati di dalam jiwa Fleur. Dan ada yang lahir di balik kengerian yang baru dirasakannya."
Terima kasih buat kak @peekthebook kakak penulis @indah_hanaco dan penerbit @grasindo_id yang sudah memberikan kesempatan buat bisa membaca dan me-review novel ini. 😆😆
“Reality told us we would fail. But again and again, we fought. We preserved. We rose.” 📖
Happy Sunday, all! Earlier this month I read this gem, and if you’ll remember I was head over heels for it. Well, I just published the full review on my blog so you can read my full fangirl rant! Just follow the link in my bio and click on “Latest Blog Post” ✨
If you saw my story then you know I’m now reading A Royal Match, which means I finished The Bourbon Kings yesterday! One word describes my feelings for that book: obsessed. It was so good and I’m mad at myself for putting it off for so long! So far my Unhaul Challenge is going great, I’ll be posting more info on that later this week and I’ll be sharing thoughts on The Bourbon Kings later on! 👩🏻💻
It’s almost the end of June! How’s your monthly reading wrapping up?
First of all, a huge thanks to @half_baked_beans for giving me this novel!!
About: The novel, written by Rishav, tells the story of an undercover spy mission, based on fictional place and fictional characters.
The good things: The story feels like reading one of those cool action thrillers. The plot has been explained well.
The not-so-good things: The story could have been more narrative, with more dialogues and conversation rather than being descriptive.
Finally, if you want to read a quick spy tale, go for this!
sunday, 6/24/18, 12:08 pm
'the son of neptune,' by rick riordan, book 2/5, can't be read as a stand alone
→ second time reading
review - [spoilers] boy oh boy i missed my boy percy jackson so much. frazel was cute and percy is frazel shipper #1 legit. i honestly really loved all of the camp jupiter content and would definitely not mind it if we had a series on just camp jupiter domestic life !! also hazel and jason were friends before his disappearance and that just makes me happy. also the fight scene at the iceberg in alaska was 100 times cooler than the fight scene against gaea☕️🐸
rating - 10/10
i got spoiled for trials of apollo and i'm still not over it. i hate it. i need it fixed asap. like,, ASAP!!
SORRY FOR SUCH A LONG TIME W/ NO POST I LOVE YOU ALL. also i was supposed to post this yesterday but i was at a friend’s house till late — sorry!! <3 SENDING GOOD VIBES TO ALL OF YOU BC I LOVE YOU GUYS
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Repost @lynnlawler Hello Everyone and welcome. Thank you so much for stopping by last week to meet Author Nico J. Genes. This week, I'm sharing with you my review of Nico's book 'Magnetic Reverie'. You are going to want to read this one. I'll see you over there.
Hello lovelies! As I've shared before I'm part of the wonderful #brontebookclub2018 and we are reading Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte this month.
Boy, Agnes Grey was one painfully long read though it's just 370 pages. I'm all for classics and their long vivid descriptions. But this one really annoyed me. 🙈 Anne Bronte throws light on the difficult life of governesses. The manner in which they are treated as outsiders, the loneliness that often accompanied their line of work and the exhaustion it entailed. But for me, that was the only positive thing about this book. The characters are not craved out in depth, including Agnes, the protagonist. The narration seems whinny and I don't know why she keeps telling us about the things she does not which to bore us with.
Though the last few pages were fun to read, as the whole thing was coming to an end and there was a momentum going. I don't mean to be mean but this one did not work for me at all. Pretty clear that this was her first book.
Which was a book that annoyed you recently?
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 📚
I finally finished this beauty and I greatly enjoyed it! It follows the lives of two young magicians who have been trained for a competition they know very little about; only that they are bound to complete it and there can be one victor. Their chosen venue is the extraordinary Le Cirque des Rêves (Circus of Dreams), a black and white field of mind bending, breathtaking attractions. After years of manipulating this truly enchanting circus, impressing all of its attendees, the two competitors fall in love and must determine how to beat the system while keeping the circus intact. #bookstagram#bookstagrammer#booklover#booklovers#booknerd#bookreview#bookrecommendation#bookcover#bookish#readersofinstagram#reader#reading
#BookReview of #BabyGrand from #ReadersFavorite - https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/baby-grand
Reviewed by Stacie Haas for Readers' Favorite
In Baby Grand (Baby Grand Trilogy Book One) by Dina Santorelli, the governor’s daughter is kidnapped and Jamie, a newly divorced, struggling writer, finds herself smack dab in the middle of the crime. Forced into the role of the little girl’s caretaker by her captors, Jamie is forced to find a way to protect the child and save herself from near certain death. The kidnapped Baby Grand brings four very different family units together in unique and surprising emotional relationships: Jamie’s ex-husband and brother; the distraught nanny and her nephews; New York’s First Family; and the notorious crime family who set the action in motion. Will Jamie’s brother find her in time and will the Governor and First Lady figure out what’s going on before it’s too late?
Baby Grand by Dina Santorelli starts right in the middle of the action—the kidnapping of the governor’s daughter—and proceeds at a frantic pace to a dramatic and surprising conclusion that left me wanting more. Given that Baby Grand is the first in a trilogy, that’s a very good thing! I loved the character of Jamie—her journey through this book is irresistible and engrossing as she finds herself in harrowing circumstances. It’s a tale of survival and unexpected emotional connections. Baby Grand has a fantastic cast of secondary characters too, each with their own arc and journey, and all against the backdrop of crime, love, sex, and embedded familial complications. Highly recommended for lovers of crime fiction, family drama, and fast-paced fiction!
हिंदी के उम्दा उपन्यासों में से एक है ये। एक ऐसा उपन्यास जो बहुत कुछ कहता है। जैनेन्द्र कुमार जी की लेखनी को नमस्कार।
जब इस अद्भुत उपन्यास को आप पढ़ेंगे तो आँखें बहुत बार नम होंगी।और बहुत सी पंक्तियाँ बहुत कुछ कहेंगी शाब्दिक अर्थ के अलावा भी। 'त्यागपत्र' 1937 में पहली बार प्रकाशित हुआ।
जरूर पढियेगा आप इसे।अंत में मैं आपको चंद पंक्तियों के साथ छोड़ जाता हूँ:
''...जो समाज में हैं, समाज की प्रतिष्ठा कायम रखने का जिम्मा भी उन पर है। उनका कर्तव्य है कि जो उसके उच्छिष्ट हैं, या उच्छिष्ट बनना पसन्द करते हैं, उन्हीं को जीवन के साथ नये प्रयोग करने की छूट हो सकती है। प्रमोद, यह बात तो ठीक है कि सत्य को सदा नये प्रयोगों की अपेक्षा है; लेकिन उन प्रयोगों में उन्हीं को पड़ना और डालना चाहिए जिनकी जान की अधिक समाज- दर नहीं रह गयी है।''
#BookReview of #GuardianoftheLight from #ReadersFavorite - https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/guardian-of-the-light
Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite
Guardian of the Light by D. Thrush is the story of Holly, a woman in the throes of a midlife crisis, unhappy in a job she's about to lose no matter what, single after a man she was seeing returns to his ex, and co-parent to two children with a former husband that has since remarried. By day she is lonely, tired, and unfulfilled in almost every sense. But by night, her fantasies are realized in something of a parallel universe, where she has a husband who adores her and a life that feels complete. When she is put in the position of choosing between reality and her dream life - which begins to unravel itself - Holly is thrust into a crossroads with paths that lead in either direction into the unknown.
D. Thrush has written a wonderfully creative and completely unique tale with Guardian of the Light. Holly is a main character that is easy to like and understand, and the antithesis to her journey in both lives - Zarain - is a thoroughly fleshed out commander of dreams. The balance between Holly's two worlds and the decisions she is confronted with is difficult to maintain and favor (one way or the other). The element of romance is strong, but for me, it was hope that carried this book's underlying theme. Hope for all the things a person deserves, and that rarely come without a great deal of risk and sacrifice. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys intelligent fantasy fiction, paranormal romance, and a bit of suspense thrown in for good measure.
#BookReview of #TheHonourableCatherine from #ReadersFavorite - https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/the-honourable-catherine
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
Tom Edwards’ historical novel, The Honourable Catherine, is the sequel to Jane Sinclair. This story traces the lives of Lady Jane’s children from birth, through childhood, and through the gruesome years of the First World War and the aftermath. Catherine, also called Kate, Katie and Poppet, and her brother, Christopher, have a special bond. When Christopher almost dies from the dreaded influenza, Catherine is able to connect with her brother and lend him her strength to heal. When he is injured in battle during the First World War, Catherine knows and is able to find him and help him heal. But a head injury causes Christopher to lose his memory and, separated from his sister, they are lost to each other for several years until a chance meeting brings them together again.
The author has created two charming characters in Lady’s Jane’s children, almost too good to be true for the noble classes. There is no snobbery amongst them and, although they appear to be spoiled, it doesn’t affect their kind natures and their desire to do good in the world, even at a young age. Both children are exceedingly clever and work hard on their studies. When Christopher is old enough to enlist, he doesn’t seek a commission as an officer, which in itself is unusual for someone of the noble class in this era. Rather, he enters the war as an ordinary private. His sister studies to become a doctor and fights her own battles to prove her worth, also in an era where women were still looked down upon in professions like medicine.
The plot moves along slowly through the childhood years and then picks up in 1917 when Christopher and Catherine are now old enough to contribute to the war effort. It is a simple story that mirrors the transitional era of Britain’s great manor houses as the war that was to end all wars challenges the class system and supposedly makes all men, and eventually wo...
#BookReview of #HorsesHeartacheHealing from #ReadersFavorite - https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/horses-heartache-healing
Reviewed by Carine Engelbrecht for Readers' Favorite
Inspired by a childhood connection with horses and The Silver Brumby storybooks she once loved, Elizabeth Denniss adopts a starved orphan filly, Sophie. At the time, she is herself at a turning point in her own life, facing the heartbreak and confusion of a crumbling marriage. Another challenge is the residual impact on her own life of her brother's long term struggle with depression. Sophie bears scars of her own, both physical and emotional. In a quest to obtain healing for the troubled young horse, Elizabeth explores various strategies. Their path is not without obstacles, as Sophie must also overcome a life-threatening health complication. Ultimately, both horse and human learn valuable lessons about each other. Their shared journey is chronicled in a thought-provoking book entitled Horses, Heartbreak and Healing. A beautiful selection of photographs depicting Sophie and her equine mates is also included.
I've always loved horses and this book again reaffirms what special creatures they are. There are valuable insights into the private social lives of horses and how the herd dynamic continues to play a role, even in semi-domestic settings. We learn how horses bond and how trauma can affect them. One fascinating chapter offers a glimpse into equine grieving, when an elderly mare is euthanized. As a guide into the world of horses, the author acts as an empathetic and emotionally aware facilitator. For example, she regards the failure of her marriage - a life-changing event - with mature self-awareness and introspection rather than blame. She is also open to exploring new therapies and in receiving communication, whatever form it takes. I only wish she went a little deeper into certain topics. A glossary, a who's who with short biographies on some of the role players, and a little more background on some of the training programmes discussed might be additional resources. Perhaps...
„Łódeczka” Randall de Sève, ilustracje Loren Long. Kolejna, cudowna staroć, na którą warto zapolować w antykwariacie lub bibliotece. Perełka, która łączy piękną historię z jeszcze piękniejszymi ilustracjami 😍. Pewien chłopiec miał łódeczkę. Zrobił ją z puszki, korka, żółtego ołówka i kawałka białej szmatki. Chłopiec bardzo lubił swoją zabawkę i nigdy się z nią nie rozstawał. Kąpał się z nią i brał do łóżka. Każdego dnia zabierał też swoją łódeczkę nad jezioro i puszczał ją na sznurku na wodę. Łódeczka obserwowała duże żaglówki i śniła o wolności wśród fal. Pewnego popołudnia sznurek wysunął się z rąk chłopca, a silny wiatr zepchnął łódeczkę na wysokie, spienione wody. Chłopiec był zrozpaczony, ale łódeczka w końcu spełniała swoje marzenie. Jednak przygoda na wolności okazała się dużo trudniejsza, niż łódeczka przypuszczała. Wiał wiatr i padał deszcz. Inne, duże statki nie zwracały na nią uwagi. Kadłub łódeczki szybko napełnił się wodą, a żagiel przemókł do suchej nitki. Nikt jej nie pomógł. Łódeczka była w opłakanym stanie i bardzo tęskniła za chłopcem... I wtedy, gdy smutna i samotna dryfowała na wodzie, nadpłynął przyjazny kuter rybacki. Dzięki jego pomocy udało jej się wrócić do chłopca 😍. Od tej pory chłopiec i łódeczka nie rozstawali się nawet na chwilę. Jak dawniej chodzili nad jezioro, a chłopiec ci jakiś czas pozwalał łódeczce trochę popływać samej. Ale łódeczka zawsze do niego wracała. Dobrze wiedziała, gdzie chce być ❤️. Cuuudna historia o przywiązaniu, przyjaźni, tęsknocie za wolnością i słodkich powrotach. Serdecznie polecam! #łódeczka#toyboat#randalldeseve#lorenlong#wydawnictwostentor#childrensbooks#booklover#bestbooks#czytamdziecku#dzieckoczyta#ksiazkidladzieci#bedtimestory#books#bookstagram#picturebook#booksforkids#kidlit#bookish#bookshelf#booklove#ilovebooks#bookobsessed#favoritechildrensbook#favoritestories#boybooks#yeskidsbookstagram#bookreview#kidsreading#hubisiowabiblioteczka