Finished What If It's Us today, as well as the book I recently posted about (yasss two novels in one day, I'm now 10 books ahead of my Goodreads challenge) so tonight I'll be treating myself with a re-read of TO ALL THE BOYS in preparation for the Netflix release. But I could def use some help picking what to read next from my ARC pile, so please feel free to rec/hype the titles above! (PS: This was my haul from #BookExpo and I made a #BookTube vlog quickly showcasing all the books, just check out the link in my bio)
What’s your usual reading food? 🍞
For me, it’s usually Hot Cheetos or baked goods. 😂 Pictured here is Chai Tea and homemade banana bread. I don’t normally share this, but this is my grandma’s recipe and makes perfect bread every time.
Ingredients: 2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt, 2-3 mashed ripe bananas (brown on half of peel), 1/2 butter or margarine (softened), 3 tbs milk, 2 eggs, 1 cup toasted walnuts (optional).
Directions: Mix it all together on medium speed for 2-3 minutes or until thoroughly mixed and beaten. Spray two loaf pans with oil and divide batter between each. Cook at 350 degrees (F) for 50-60 minutes (insert toothpick in middle - if it comes out clean it’s done)
I hope you enjoy!!! 🤤
Frederique was blij verrast toen ze dit prachtige pakketje in de brievenbus vond. Omdat we het allebei zo mooi vonden, wilden we het dolgraag met iedereen delen. Nu maar gauw uitpakken en lezen!
Bedankt @theblacksheepindie! 😊
qotd: How did you discover your favorite book/series? .
I discovered my favorite book thanks to the promo Call Me by Your Name movie was having. I saw the trailer and fell in love with the soundtrack and with the story it was presenting; but I wanted to read the book first. Best thing I have ever done for that book is everything. On the other hand, I discovered my favorite series, which is Throne of Glass, because I saw many people talking about it (the same way I discovered ACOTAR, which one day I saw the book at the entrance of my favorite bookstore and saw it as the right time to buy it: best decision ever!). After reading ACOTAR, a long time later I saw Throne of Glass in Walmart and decided to buy it. I read it almost a year ago and I have no idea what and why it took me so long to do it. Sarah J. Maas is a queen ✨
pregunta: ¿Cómo descubriste tu libro/saga favorito? .
I didn’t really read a lot in the past few weeks🌚
That’s fine, reading is my hobby, not an obligation so it doesn’t matter.
I would really like to have more time though😅
One of my teachers wasn’t available today, so I had some time off and had originally planned to squeeze some reading in. I ended up hanging out with a girl from my class though.
Why do I have to be so social?
I hardly ever manage to read at school because I always have people around me who I want to talk to and even if all my friends are busy elsewhere I can’t concentrate. .
Are you able to read at school/at work? Or just in public places in general because people can be distracting as hell🌚
Max Havelaar is a bright and altruistic Assistant Resident of Lebak (a regency in Java Island), his job was to make reports to his superior about the development in the area he was assigned for. Many Assistant Resident in Dutch East Indies (presently Indonesia) tend to overlook the harsh treatment inflicted by the native Regent (Sultan, Sunan, Prince, and such) to native peoples in which they were horribly abused, exploited and opressed. But not Max Havelaar, he was burned with desire to put an end to such cruelty.
Max Havelaar was clearly written as an autobiography by Multatuli, a pseudonym for Eduard Douwes Dekker who did assigned as an Assistant Resident of Lebak in 1856. His attempt to bring justice to the locals in Lebak resulted in his removal from his position and he was reduced to poverty. He wrote this book in order to expose this scandal to his government and to the public.
There's is no doubt that Max Havelaar is an important piece of work, this book was said to make an impact that encourage fair trade movement (according the back of the cover of this book). But I find that his writing format is quite odd and often hard to follow. First of all, this book have like three narrators; a haughty and religious hypocrite Droogstoopel, a sympathetic German Stern, and Max Havelar himself that teels a very detail and extensive story within a story of his own account. This actually give a vivid sense of realism but really drag the pacing of the story a lot.
The highlight of the book was a chapter about a local boy name Saijah and his buffalo. A heartbreaking story that represented cruel treatment received by locals. I found this story really moving and too much to take.
As an Indonesian, I wonder if the situation has changed in our country now? I mean, I can still see everywhere that our own people, not foreigner, doesn't hesitate even a bit to use how much power they have to take advantage of others. I guess we haven't changed much. But I will always long for a Max Havelaar, who determined to bring justice to the wretched, although I wouldn't hold my breath.
"Halfheartedness leads to nothing. Half good is no good. Half truth are untruths."
It's raining here this morning, but that's okay because IT'S FAIR DAY!
If you missed my Stories yesterday, I need to tell you that the Kentucky State Fair is a huge tradition in my family. As in, I've never missed one. Ever. I'm 35. It's a big dang deal. 🙌🏻🎡🎢
We've packed up the Littles (I love that our state gives every student an excused absence to go to the fair) and are on our way to Louisville. Kev and I have full intentions of eating our weight in deep-fried foods (last year they had fried beer, fried Kool-Aid, fried Oreos and fried butter. Don't ask, I think they did it just to see if they could. The important thing is that ONLY ONE of us threw up. It was not his finest moment.)
So, the game plan is to pet all the animals, peep all the arts and crafts, eat all the food, ride The Scrambler, The Himalaya, The Tilt-A-Whirl, The Swings....and see who pukes first. IT'S GOING TO BE AMAZING.
Do you have any longstanding family traditions like this? Are you a carnival or fair person? Be sure to follow along with our shenanigans today on Stories - Kevin is already practicing his turkey call...🦃😂
Существует куча списков в интернете на счет того, кому и когда что читать. Мол, книги, которые должен прочитать каждый до 30, 50 или 100 лет 🤔А кто составляет эти самые списки? Почему я должна читать их? И что со мной случится, если я прочитаю их после указанного срока? Во многих списках просто напихали классики из школьной программы или самые известные зарубежные произведения 🤷
Прожив четверть века, я поняла одну истину! Никто, никому и ничего не должен! Например, мне не зашла всеми советуемая "Убить пересмешника" (чувствую кучу камней в мою сторону 🙈). Зато я в диком восторге от "Поющие в терновнике" и "Джейн Эйр", хотя много раз слышала, что в них нет ничего особенного
Поэтому пробуйте, читайте разные жанры, книги из разных эпох, разных стран и авторов. В любом случае, в каждой книге можно найти что-то полезное, что-то, что поможет вам в той или иной ситуации. Читая разную литературу, вы формируете свой вкус, определяетесь в своих предпочтениях.
Хотите - читайте Гомера, а хотите Шекспира. Можно "Гарри Поттера", а можно и "Мастера и Маргариту". Может вам не понравятся детективы, зато вы полюбите романы. И в этом нет ничего стыдного или плохого. Я, например, не читала "Войну и Мир" и ничего, живая пока. Просто не пришло время
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C.S. Lewis
Happy Thursday afternoon ✨ it’s been a while since I last posted a #shelfie and since I recently bought a new bookcase, I thought I would show you my bookshelves. I always love rearranging my bookshelves, it’s just so much fun to do! 💛
Do you see any of your favorite books? 📚
“Picking the best solution really depended on your definition of best.”
It feels like a @veschwab kind of day. Which is to say, it feels like it’s going to be amazing.
QOTD: Pick your favorite Schwab character to take a day adventure with, in our world. Who do you choose and where would you take them?
AOTD: I’m taking August Flynn to Disneyland. I want to see him smile for a day. 😁🖤😍 (Maybe with the park to ourselves so he doesn’t go off taking souls. 🤔)
Come on in... we’re all mad here 🤪
⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☽ As I was on my weekly local library exploration the other day, a book cover caught my eye, it was absolutely stunning, but more than that... it felt so familiar! Turns out one of my favorite artists @janssons.art illustrated a book! Not just any book, but one filled with eerie & intriguing stories..🔮 How did I miss this?! I have several prints of his incredible fantasy worlds hanging on my walls, as well as the smaller art cards you see in this photo and I get his new calendar every year... so that might explain the familiarity as I passed. ☺️ Of course, I turned around immediately after passing it & took this curious book home with me until I can get my own personal copy! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
☽ I am just starting to read some of the stories but one thing I found very clever is the arrangement of the chapters, which are instead referred to as drawers or rooms. I can already guess that Drawer 5 - Flowers will be my favorite ☺️🌸
☽ qotd ⇢ which drawer or room would you explore first?. .1. Cake ✤ 2. Love ✤ 3. Luck ✤ 4. Tricks ✤ 5. Flowers ✤ 6. Travel ✤ 7. Song ✤ 8. Fairy Tales
☽ The curators of this curious cabinet are Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire Legrand(@clairelegrand ) & Emma Trevayne! I am always excited to discover new authors & they have each written some very intriguing books, so I can’t wait to read more from them! If you’ve already read one of these authors, I would love your recommendations on where to start first! ☽ #imperfectlyperfectaug18 Day 15 ⇢ Blues 💙
It has been a while!! But hi 👋 life has been busy but I needed to take the time to post this beauty! An amazing book by @kacimorgannovels that you should definitely add to your TBR-piles! .
So what is everyone reading at the moment? I really need to start on organizing my want to read list on goodreads so I can get my Christmas list in order 😊😂 it’s almost that time right?!
🔥🔥 c o v e r r e v e a l 🔥🔥 •
Holy smokes!! Isn't this cover hot?! I swear L. J Shen always have the most panty melting, jaw dropping, heart stopping, Hot AF covers!
I can't freaking wait to bask on this deliciousness!! Dirty Headlines by L.J. Shen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publishing Date: September 7th, 2018
Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs
Model: Lucas Loyola
Photographer: Leandro Franco
Heir to a media empire.
…And my new boss.
I could have impressed him, if not for last month’s unforgettable one-night stand.
I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory—namely, his wallet.
Now he’s staring me down like I’m the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I’m supposed to take it.
But the thing about being Judith “Jude” Humphry is I have nothing to lose.
Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch.
When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes
He knows it.
So do I.
Every day in the newsroom is a battle.
Every night in his bed, war.
But it’s my heart at stake, and I fear I’ll be raising the white flag.
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[🇪🇸ES] ~~ ¡Feliz jueves! ♥️♥️ Un rascacielos, el más alto del mundo, que prácticamente alberga una ciudad entera. Y una chica que, misteriosamente, cae desde lo más alto. Así se presenta El piso mil de Katharine McGee, un libro que me moría por tener y leer y que, al fin, ya he empezado. Llevo muy poco, pero por ahora me resulta todo bastante interesante, ¿qué me decís por aquí? ¿Os gustó? ♥️
🔆 Tote bag de @epoch_collections Tenéis productos geniales por allí, con descuento usando LAWERSON10 😄
[🇬🇧EN] ~~ Happy Thursday!! ♥️♥️ A skyscraper, the tallest in the world, that practically houses an entire city. And a girl who, mysteriously, falls from the top. This is how The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee is presented, a book that I was dying to have and read and that, finally, I have already started. I have not read so much, but for now I find everything quite interesting. Did you like it? ♥ ️
/. about two years ago i came across a youtube video by caroline arnold talking about goal setting. i found her whole approach very interesting - it just made sense - and have wanted to read her book 'small move, big change' ever since.
i finally got around to reading it recently and i really think it has the potential to be a game changer. much like marie kondo's 'life changing magic of tidying up' - none of the info presented is new, per say. it's the way it's presented, the thought process and explanations, the detailed instructions... let's be honest - most of us set goals that we never meet...yet we continuously reset them. take for example the classic: to lose weight, to become more organized, to be tidier, to save for money...or if you're reading this...to read more. these are all big goals. arnold's approach forces you to get really specific about how you'll achieve that goal...making that micro goal the goal. she lays out seven steps, goes into details with thorough examples on each and walks you through how to really nail down your micro resolution.
i've started to take this approach with some of my own goals and i can already say...it works.
would wholeheartedly recommend.
have you read this book or watched any of arnold's talks?
Esta semana comenzamos una lectura conjunta de “Mentes Poderosas”. Debo admitir que después de ver la película y con toda la emoción de @sarreluce hacia la saga recién me animo a leer el libro. A pesar que lleva años en mi biblioteca (la versión en inglés es mía y en español de @ara_zhofo) ¿Ustedes ya lo han leído o visto la película?
2/5 ⭐️ what a weird, enchanting, twisty little novel! three girls who think they’re too good for their town come up with a plan to bust their way out of it, but first have to sort through all the violence & uncertainty that - sadly but truly - define young womanhood. i can’t decide if i would’ve loved this when i was a teen, or if i still would’ve felt their condescension and standoffishness hard to relate to. the writing is also chock full of allusions and pop culture references, i’m sure i missed many of them, and overall it’s hard to tell who this book is really for: young adults themselves? or the people wanting to better understand them? & how do we really distinguish between the two (if we ever can)?? 🤓 #booknerd
“Bir çocuğun çalkaladığı kar küresinin içindeki iki minik figürüz.” -İyi Kız, Mary Kubica @marykubica .
Kitabı bitireli dakikalar oluyor ve karma karışık duygularımla boşluğa dalmışken düşündüğüm tek şey ‘bu kitap hassas kalbimi nasıl sökebildi?’ oluyor. Yanlış anlamayın, okuması bir solukta biten kitaplardandı. Sanki film izliyormuşçasına sahneler kafanızda canlanıyor ve bir oturuşta bitiriveriyorsunuz kitabı.
Kitap zengin bir ailenin kızı olan Mia’nın bir gece kayboluşunu ve aylar sonra bulunduğunda ise amnezi yaşayıp anılarının bir kısmının silinmesini ve kendini ‘Chloe’ olarak tanıtmasını konu alan bir kitap. Sizi kurgusuyla içine çekiyor, adeta merak açlığıyla sayfaları çeviriyorsunuz. Sonunda karşılaştığınız gerçek ise sizi gerçekten tokatlayıp kendinize getirmeye çalışıyor.
Ben kitabın etkisinden çıkamıyorum.
Mia’yı (Chloe) kaçıran -aslında hayatını kurtaran kahramanım- Colin’in 😍 (Owen😻) iyi kalbine ve fedakarlığına feci aşık oldum. Gerçekten bir insanın hayat kurtarma isteğinin sonuçlarının hayal bile edemeyeceğiniz yerlere gidişini okuyorsunuz. Mia’nın ailesine kızıyorsunuz ama o son ve gerçekler bir geliyor ki her şey alt üst oluveriyor.
Tek diyebileceğim, Colin’in daha iyi bir şeyler hak ettiği. Çok çok daha iyi şeyler. Ama yazar belki de ilk romanında insanların aklına kazınacak izler bırakmak için öyle yapmamış. Başarılı da olmuş. Ben bu kitabı asla unutmayacağım.
Macera ve aşk konulu romanları okumayı seviyorsanız bence doğru adrestesiniz, bu kitabı okumanız gerek.
Kesinlikle Colin’i tanımanız gerek. Sanat aşığı Mia’ya doğum gününde resim defteri ve kalemler alan yufka yürekli Colin’imi tanımanız gerek. 💕✨ .
Colin has all my heart right now. My sweet Colin, you absolutely deserve much better than this. But I’m in love this book, seriously. This novel is so strong and fluent. You should definitely buy and read this book as soon as you can. I’m sure you’re gonna love this adventure and love. And Colin. 💕✨ .
Из прочитанного в отпуске- «Любовь гика» Кетрин Данн, культовый роман 1989 года.
Пожалуй, это самое необычное из всего, что я прочитала за этот год. И это первое произведение за долгие годы, по прочтении которого я не смогу однозначно ответить на банальный вопрос- « О чем книга?» И нет, это не минус. В данном случае это, однозначно, плюс.
В центре повествования семья цирковых артистов Биневски, поставившая на своих детях разного вида фармакологические эксперименты, дабы они от рождения имели возможность существовать(зарабатывать) благодаря одному лишь факту своей уникальности( намеренно не применяю в данном случае определение «уродство»). В результате мы имеем удовольствие( для кого-то, кстати, сомнительное) наблюдать за нескучной жизнью четверых «причудок», последствий этих экспериментов- парнем с ластами вместо человеческих конечностей, горбуньей-альбиноской, сиамскими близнецами и мальчиком со сверхспособностями.
Одна из основных идей- «ненормальная нормальность», принятие своей уникальности без попыток стать тем, кем ты не являешься изначально. Тема довольно популярная, но в «Любви гика» она облечена в наиболее гротескную форму, что является несомненным плюсом.
При всём этом уродство внешнее здесь является и одним из способов привлечь внимание читателя к совершенно обыденным темам. Все то, что читатель видит на страницах романа, можно спокойно наблюдать в любой, совершенно обычной семье-реализация родительских амбиций и ее последствия, безусловная любовь и, порой, полное отсутствие взаимопонимания, одним словом, жизнь среднестатистической семьи во всех ее хитросплетениях, слегка доведённых до абсурда.
И, разумеется, уродство внутренне, несравнимо более ужасное, чем уродство внешнее.
Возможно, вывод о романе зависит от степени нормальности читающего) У меня лично не осталось никакого негативного послевкусия, мне не было противно и мерзко, я не задавалась вопросом-Какого черта я сейчас прочла? Это, безусловно, сюр, но сюр осмысленный, и мне это по душе) Рекомендую ли к прочтению? Да, однозначно, но с оговоркой, что этот роман, как ни крути, не для всех. Осторожно, строго 18+☝️🤷♀️
This book I picked up awhile ago and haven’t read yet. This will be my first Leigh Bardugo book that I’ll be reading. I’ve heard good things, and will be updating you all when I get around to reading this!
What is your favorite book I should read?