Anyone else struggling to reread the ToG series before the release of Kingdom of Ash? 🙋🏼♀️😅 I finished Heir of Fire over the weekend, so I thought I’d do a quick review. SPOILER ALERT. This is probably my least favorite book in the series because most of the chapters are boring training sessions between Aelin and Rowan. I don’t mind epic adventures as long as they aren’t drawn out, pointless chapters. Now speaking of Aelin and Rowan: I do not understand why people ship them. 🤔 Rowan is abusive during training sessions plus they are related! 🤮 My favorite parts are the Manon chapters. I love her relationship with Abraxos. They are both complex characters, and I’m enjoying watching Manon’s humanity evolve. Though this book is too long, it still revealed great revelations that are important to the rest of the series, such as setting up Aelin’s call to built up her army against the King of Adarlan. I gave this installment 3/5 ⭐️s.
A shift in thinking can change everything. Some days a workout feels like “ I have to get this over with”. It’s not always perfect.
But I am here, showing up for me, to move my body, grow my mind + lift my mood.
I know that the energy is not always there - - but the energy generated afterwards despite how we felt before is always worth it❤️
Legacy of Lies by @taraleighbooks is LIVE!! .
This book was everything! I loved Tripp and Jolie’s story, and I could not get enough. I was reading as fast as I could just to see what would happen next. I knew something was up, but could never figure it out. I loved all the twists and turns and how they weren’t predictable. Every time I thought I knew how a character would react, he/she would do something completely opposite. This is a book that will keep you guessing! .
Money. Status. Wealth. Power.
I believed I was entitled to all of it.
I thought I was entitled to her, too.
In a scandal that set our families against each other, I lost.
My legacy. My love.
I was heir to a throne built on lies, my crown forged from corruption.
Stripped of everything I'd been raised to consider my birthright.
Including my princess—who wasn’t mine, after all.
I’ve spent the past decade rebuilding my life, on my own terms.
Money. Status. Wealth. Power.
They’ve been earned.
Now I’ve returned to Manhattan for redemption, too.
Jolie wasn’t supposed to be here.
… And I wasn’t supposed to care.
Screw me once, shame on you. Screw me twice—
Who am I kidding? I don’t believe in second chances anymore.
“Most of all, I hate you because I think of you. Often. It's disgusting, and I can't stop.” - The Cruel Prince
QOTD: KOA is 992 pages...how long do you think it will take you to read it? Also, have you ever taken off work just to read a newly released book?
Happy Monday! Based off of the response to my story yesterday, it looks like most people have been discouraged by the algorithm lately 🤷♀️ I'm considering rethinking my photo style...possibly moving away from flat lays and doing more small stacks, shelfies, and selfies (but like, the kind of selfies I already post...aka me reading books or holding books 😬). But the goal is still to make photos less time consuming, so I may try this out soon, assess the time commitment, and then make a decision. Idk. I'm kind of just thinking out loud right now, so thanks for listening to my rambling.
#allthebooksoct18 : tragic love
#octinbooks18 : three word title
#finnfury : book that gave you mixed feelings
I'm about 1/3 through my EOS reread and it's getting me so excited for KOA! Also, if you ever reread this series, I highly recommend rereading TOD BEFORE rereading EOS. That's how I did my reread this time, and I feel like it fits so well that way. Once I finish EOS, I go read the Fireheart chapter at the end of TOD and then I'll be all ready for KOA! 😍
October 15: Book with three-word title
It’s Monday. I’m on holidays for the next two weeks so I don’t need to worry about going to school today - which by now would already be over.
I haven’t done anything exciting today so I don’t have anything exciting to tell you about 🤷🏻♀️
My copy of City of Ghosts by V. E. Schwab is still taking its merry time to get here. I ordered it a month ago and yeah.
I’m getting the feeling that it won’t be here before October ends 😭
Q: What’s the last book you bought/ordered?
Hej ihr Lieben 💖🤗
Ich wünsche euch allen einen schönen Wochenstart.
Was ließt ihr gerade so?
Bei mir is es gerade das Buch von Rebecca Timm 'Stockholm Love Story'. Nachdem ich 2 andere Bücher abgebrochen habe.
“You must give birth to your images.
They are the future waiting to be born.
Fear not the strangeness you feel.
The future must enter unto you long before it happens...
Just wait for the birth, for the hour of new clarity”- Rilke in the book; The Story Of Anna P: As Told by Herself by Penny Busetto.
Dasience Reading Challenge Prompt: A book by a South African author. ✍🏾
I don’t know how I feel about this book. The beginning was monotonous and it was a struggle to keep reading. The narrative is unique; it tells the story of Anna P in three parts. Anna P tells her story of loss, remembrance, hope, trauma and loneliness.
I certainly did not enjoy reading it, towards the end I was able to actually understand but the journey of reading the book was not lackluster. I feel there are people that will connect with this narrative but not me.
A part that really stuck with me was when Anna P was sexually abused growing up that she began to be welcome the abuse and became indifferent about it. This amplifies a lot of things that happen in the society.
I wanted to be intentional about reading African literature, in making my reading challenge prompts, I specifically mentioned countries I wanted to read from. I have couple of books from South African authors I hope to read soon.
Do you read anything you lay your hands on or you plan what to read?
Guys the same post is up on my Facebook so if you follow me on either my personal page or business page I would be so grateful if you could share my post for me. It’s my FIRST BOOK 📚. I don’t know how it will do but the more people that I know who can share & my support my work the better really. It doesn’t take much for a quick share 💕, it’s almost here 31st October. I’m waiting on delivery of my books to sell where I’m living at the moment in #southshields but they will be available to buy on #amazon as well as other stores too. As soon as I know when I’ll be posting straight away. Thank you to those who have continued to support my journey & to those who have followed me since day 1 - YOU ARE LEGENDS! I feel it is sometimes hard to get across what my goal is through social media. It’s a hard task. Followers come then followers go & I’m like well why did you click ‘follow me’ in the 1st place 🤣🤣🤣. Bloody social media it’s a task lol! I’ve learnt who my true friends are through this journey & I’ve learnt who wants to support my dreams too. Anyways much love to you all 💕. Continue to be awesome - continue to fight for your dreams & get building a body that is strong, healthy & beautiful from the inside out. Hopefully that’s a little bit with my help 😉. Please spread the love for #beautyandthegut Dani 💕💕💕💕💕 @holistic_dani #bookrecommendation#booklaunch#guthealth#dreambig#mydubai#dubai#australia#uk#beautyinsideout#beautyblog#beautybloggers#fit#autoimmunedisease#ibs#health#wellness#thyroid#hormonalacne#hormones#hormonebalance#austinmacauleypublishers#bookworm#beauty#beautifulskin#probiotics#yoga#nutrition
"Собор Парижской Богоматери" это безусловно великое произведение. В первую очередь хотелось бы сказать, что 80% этой книги это исторические описания Парижа 15 века, по этому для большинства людей она будет тяжелой и скучной, так что если вы не готовы читать о географии столицы Франции и о нравах парижан, за книгу браться не стоит.
Для тех, кто все же решиться посвятить далеко не один день этому произведению хочу сказать, что оно того стоит. Знаменитая история Квазимодо и Эсмиральды отходит на задний план. Эта книга именно о Соборе, о его окружении и о его душе. Квазимодо для меня предстал как человеческое обличие Нотер-Дама. Оба нескладные, но при этом мощные и знающие себе место. •
Роман был написан автором в тот момент, когда власти Парижа принимали решение о сносе Собора. Но именно книга и народная любовь вспыхнувшая после Ее публикации не дала разрушить многовековой памятник архитектуры.
“Çünkü,” dedi Thor, “eğer bir şey ters giderse aklıma gelen ilk şey Loki olduğudur. Çok vakit kazandırıyor.”
Selam. Sipariş kısmında, siparişin temin kısmında bana oldukça güçlük çıkartan fakat kitabın kapağını kapattığımda çektiğim çileye değen bir kitap ile geldim bugün. İskandinav Mitolojisi..😍 Sizi bilmem ama ben mitolojinin her türlüsüne tavım. Yunan, Mısır, Roma.. Sevmediğim yoktur heralde. Neil Gaiman’ın okuduğum bu kitabı da sevmekte ne kadar doğru bir tercih yaptığımı ispatladı.
Kitap, her bir Tanrı’nın takdimi ile başlayıp bu Tanrıların hikayeleri ile devam ediyor. Başlangıçtan Önce ve Sonra, Yggdrasil ve Dokuz Alem gibi her hikayenin bir başlığı var. Ve başlığa göre hepsinde Tanrı’ ların ayrı ayrı hikayeleri mevcut. Ben içlerinden en çok Tanrıların Hazineleri ve Thor’un Devlet Diyarına Yolculuğu’nu çok sevdim. Bu demek değil ki diğerlerini sevmedim. Hepsini okurken ayrı ayrı haz aldığıma emin olabilirsiniz.
Kitap üç yüz sayfa, puntolar büyük, hikayeler arası geçişler baya boşluklu. O yüzden elinize aldığınızda bitirmeniz kaçınılmaz olabilir. 🤩 Ben iki güne yaydım çünkü bitmesini hiç istemedim. Kitap da edindiğim bilgilerle yakın zamanda izlediğim Thor Ragnarok filmini tekrar izleyeceğim. Çünkü kitapta okuduğum bilgiler bana filme karşı farklı bir bakış açısı kazandırdı. Mitolojiyi seviyorsanız gözünüz kapalı alabilirsiniz. Sayfa kalitesi, cildi, kapağı muazzam güzel. Şiddetli tavsiyemdir efendim okuyunuz.
Not: Kitap cinsel öge barındırmıyor.
Můj dárek pro mě samotnou z mé včerejší návštěvy @knihydobrovsky! Nakonec jsem si koupila tyto 3 krásné (všechny by měly být napínavé) knihy ❤ Začala jsem Temným létem. Až je všechny přečtu, tak si dám pohov od thrillerů a nechám se ztratit v pár románech a humorných knihách. Máte někdo nějaký tip na jaké knihy těchto směrů bych se měla zaměřit? Mám Slepou mapu, 4.díl Cizinky, Geniální přítelkyni, knihy od Patrika Hartla a Saturnin se vrací:-) Za jakýkoliv další tip budu ráda📖 (Radku Třeštíkovou jsem všechnu četla). Krásný nedělní večer všem 😍
PS: a jak vidíte, knihy si nechávám střežit tím nejlepším a nejumazlivějším hlídačem na světě 🐾