Słoniowe tomisko. Mój pierwszy King. To wam powiem tak. Czytanie thrillera o supergrypie w sezonie, gdy wszyscy naokoło kichają i pokasłują może przyprawić o zawał. Na jesień to idealna książka, żeby poczuć klimat w 4D 😱😱🙈🙈🙈🤢. _
Konstrukcja jest świetna. Tak powinien być budowany thriller – od drobnych, nic nie znaczących szczegółów po totalny kataklizm. Gdy już myślałam, że gorzej
być nie może, nadchodziła kolejna fala. I kolejna. I kolejna. Nie jest to jednak nic odkrywczego, w końcu mowa o królu horroru, więc też i niczego innego się nie spodziewałam.
Co mi się podobało: pisząc powieść o zagładzie świata łatwo popaść w patetyczność i gigantomanię. Jednak tu spojrzenie jest oddolne, intymne wręcz, z punktu widzenia zwykłych ludzi z krwi i kości, których możemy spotkać na co
dzień. Poznajemy ich historię, zaczynamy odczuwać empatię, a na kolejnej stronie już nie żyją. Takie ujęcie mnie wciągnęło i zaczął mi się udzielać nastrój
Piekło zaczyna się wraz z wszechobecnym chaosem. Okazuje się, że choroba to tylko preludium do ukazania, jak chore są zachowania ludzi, gdy zabraknie jakiejkolwiek kontroli. Przerażenie budzi ich zezwierzęcenie, brak zahamowań i
bezsilność, gdy znane reguły gry się nie sprawdzają. Chaos, w którym zaczyna rządzić bezwzględna siła, psychopaci, kryminaliści. Choroba, która atakuje świat to nie grypa, tylko choroba ludzkich umysłów i serc.
Zagłada świata to temat, który mnie nie obchodzi w najmniejszym stopniu. Lubię
historie ludzi, ważne są dla mnie szczegóły, ludzkie zachowania, drobiazgi,
emocje. I tu się nie zawiodłam!
Na jednej książce trudno budować opinię o autorze. Wiele razy usłyszałam, że „Bastion” to najlepszy wybór na ten pierwszy raz. Chciałabym zweryfikować swoją opinię, więc, którą polecacie jako kolejną?
@wydawnictwoalbatros #natunaturally#slowlife#artofliving#bookmorning#BOOKSTAGRAMPL#bookstagram#king#stephenking#bastion#wydawnictwoalbatros#czytambolubię#book#thriller#thestand#takczytam#readersofinstagram#ulubionaksiążka @empikcom
Have you been watching the latest season of American Horror Story? I’ll be honest, the first episodes of Freak Show and Hotel were a bit much for me and I skipped those years... but Roanoke drew me back in, Cult kept me hooked and now Apocalypse is blowing me away. I’m enjoying it so much that it’s making me want to go back to the beginning and rewatch every season. I feel like AHS is the marmite of TV, people either love it or want nothing to do with it. Whatever your opinion is, I think you have to to admit it’s one of the most unique shows on our screens at the moment— I’ve officially fallen back in love with it. 🕷🕸🔮
In continuation of Filipino-American History Month (and #FilipinoFridaysAreLit ), I'm sharing this little stunner of a book: Her Wild American Self by M. Evelina Galang.
"You cannot divorce yourself from yourself. You know you are the hyphen in American-born. Your identity scrawls the length and breadth of the page, American-born-girl. American-born-Filipina. Because you have always had one foot planted in the Midwest, one foot floating on the islands, and your arms have stretched across the generations, barely kissing your father's province, your children's future, the dreams your mother has for you."
As readers, I think we tend to be very good at empathizing with people unlike ourselves. Reading hones our ability to put ourselves in other peoples' shoes and imagine what it would be like to be them--at least for the duration of their narrative.
This was the first time in a long time that I didn't have to imagine (much). From the very first page, I thought, "Hey, that's me!" In every single story in this collection, I was able to find at least one thread that inevitably pulled me in. A few of my favorites (and some of their themes/topics) were: ▪Rose Colored (in which two cousins who made wildly different life decisions collide)
▪Lectures on How You Never Lived Back Home (Filipino diaspora, familial expectations; also where the above excerpt came from)
▪Figures (losing yourself bit by bit in a romantic relationship)
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this collection. Like all short story collections, some resonated with me more than others (and one legitimately angered me--Filming Sausage, depicting sexual harrassment in the workplace), but they were all definitely worth the read. I originally borrowed this from the library, but ended up buying my own copy before I'd even finished it. A worthy read, friends, especially if you're looking to add a little color to your TBR. 🇵🇭
Happy Friday! Thank goodness it’s the weekend!⠀
I’ve had such a busy week, I’m glad to have this afternoon and tomorrow off of work. I didn’t even have a lot of time to go on Instagram! But today I’m back to catch up on everything that I’ve missed. ⠀
Because I’m so busy with work and my social life (lol social life? Didn’t have any of that last week!), and because I love #bookstagram , I have to plan my posts. I can’t upload on Monday, Wednesday or Friday, taking the pictures and writing the caption on the same day. I take photos on a day when I have time and drop them all in the Later app or website. And I love it!⠀
If you don’t know what Later is, it’s an app/platform which allows you to manage your Instagram/social media posts. You can upload photos, write your captions, hashtags, tag instagrammers, and when it’s time to upload you get a notification that it’s time to upload. It allows you to copy and paste your planned post to Instagram, so uploading literally takes less than a minute! Perfect for days when I’m at work. ⠀
Just thought I’d share how I plan my posts, but I’m curious... what do you do to plan your posts? ⠀
Have a lovely weekend! ⠀
Hello Bookish Lovelies 📚
It’s the best day of the month! What day is that you may ask? OWL CRATE DELIVERY DAY!! Whoooo!!! >——> Not one but TWO books this month. I’m pretty excited. I love EVERYTHING in this box. The bag is beautiful, the socks shall be warm and the tea *inhales deeply* 😄
My boys wanted to know what I was up to. Interrupting little things. 🐱 🐱 I also saw a video on Facebook yesterday for the Shadow book. It looked interesting so I’m pretty excited it was in the box! I hope everyone has a lovely weekend 😇
Bookstagram! I've been away from social media for the past ten days, and I'm grateful for the break and also glad to be back. (Two weekends ago the prophet of my church asked us to fast from social media and so I did!)
After a few days I noticed the noise in my head settle, and I paid attention more to how I was spending my time. I read a few books, completed a couple of household projects, and took better care of my body. I'm hoping that as I reenter social media that I can be a little more aware of how I'm using it and be mindful of the fact that my phone and social media platforms should serve me and not the other way around.
What have you been up to the past ten days? What have you been reading? Even though the time away was needed and valuable, I missed you!
GOING DOWN ON ONE KNEE by @hovlandwrites is out now! ⠀
Number-crunching Velma Johnson's perfectly planned life is right on course.⠀
That's a lie. Sure, she's got the lucrative job. She's got the posh apartment. But her sister nabbed Velma's Mr. Right. There has to be a man out there for Velma. Hopefully, one who's hunky, wears pressed suits, and has a diversified financial portfolio. He'll be exactly like, well... her sister's new fiancé.⠀
Badass biker Brek Montgomery blazes a trail across the country, managing Dimefront, one of the biggest rock bands of his generation. With the band on hiatus, Brek rolls into Denver to pay a quick visit to his family and friends. But when Brek's sister suddenly gets put on bed rest, she convinces Brek to take over her wedding planning business for the duration of her pregnancy.⠀
Staying in Denver and dealing with bridezillas was not what Brek had in mind when he passed through town, but there is one particular maid-of-honor who might make his stay worthwhile.⠀
Velma finds herself strangely attracted to the man planning her sister's wedding.⠀
Problem is, he ticks none of the boxes on her well-crafted list. Brek is rough around the edges, he cusses, and doesn't even have a 401(k). But trying something crazy might get her out of the rut of her dating life--so long as she lays down boundaries up front and sticks to her plan...⠀⠀
❤️New on Pre-Order❤️ The Alien Warrior's Woman
Rani Kerf isn’t ready to make a love connection. Instead, she’s got her mind set on her career. When spying a tall, dark and handsome stranger who takes her breath away while on a mission, her priorities begin to change. But when her team members on the secret operation disappear, Rani goes into rescue mode and discovers the gorgeous alien isn’t who he seems.
Tarrek just met the love of his life. Rani is beautiful, smart, funny, and her acting skills suck. But the problem is he’s on a mission and knows that his roguish lifestyle isn’t what someone like her deserves in a mate. He has no choice but to let her be the one that got away.
Fate has a different plan for Tarrek, which includes Rani—that is if she can forgive him for his betrayal increasing the odds of death for each member of her team. So who is this man who’s captured her heart, and what does he know about her crew? #MillyTaidenBooks#Paranormal#Romance#KindleUnlimited#amazon#kindle#bookshelf#readers#books#bookworm#booklover#readersofinstagram#authorlife
ARC reading ...@juliekenner Lost With Me... that’s my weekend sorted ...spending it with Mr Damien Stark!! 🖤 😍
My love for Damien fills me, and the intensity of our bond brings me to my knees. There is no burden I wouldn’t bear for him, no decadent punishment to which I won’t submit.
The dark days seemingly behind us, we have carved a life out of adversity, chiseling away pain to reveal strength and beauty. Now, all I want is to laugh with our children in the sunlight, then surrender myself to Damien’s embrace in the dark.
But lingering secrets and hidden menace threaten our family. Now, Damien and I must forge a new strength from our shared passion and hope the fire between us will burn away the darkness and protect everything we hold most dear.
This sexy, emotionally charged romance continues the story of Damien Stark, the powerful billionaire who’s never had to take “no” for an answer, and his beloved wife Nikki Fairchild Stark.
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2j0LStW
Amazon Worldwide: myBook.to/LostWithMe
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2A2Pyyo
Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2B0r9h2
What are you reading this weekend?
I’ve been such a slacker lately, it’s been really hard to get any reading done during the week so I’m actually *gasp* behind on my goodreads reading goal! 🙈🙈
I have however read The Wicked King - the second book in the series by #hollyblack and it was everything I had hoped for! I’m dying for the next book which is the downfall to reading things early!
Oh and happy Friday!!! and this candle from @flickthewick smells sooooooo good so go buy one for yourself!! #bookgram#booklove#mustread#tbrpile#authorlove#readersofinstagram#thewickedking#bookstagramfeature#booklife
🔹BOOK REVIEW: A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs🔹
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 stars
I thought the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Series ended with the third book: Library of Souls. Hold and behold, imagine my surprise when I found out that a fourth book was in the making. A Map of Days gives a new life to the series starting where it left off in the third book. Jacob is about to be admitted to a loony bin by his father and his uncle when his peculiar friends show up to deliver him. There is something new about Miss Peregrine’s peculiars… they no longer risk to age rapidly when they travel in the future (or present depending on who you are). They are all assigned tasks in the rebuilding of the damaged loops and are not very happy about it. Jacob is hoping to follow in his grandfather's footsteps and that the ymbrynes will assign him missions in America to save peculiar children. It is not the case forcing Jacob to rebel and starts his own mission to save a special peculiar located in New York.
The book is sometimes slow, and the dialog is often childish, but the story is interesting and the end gives me hope that the next book will be quite exciting.
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Black Meadow Pack
https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07B6WRXNK **Previously published under the same title but as a shorter story. It is now a FULL LENGTH with an added 25K words.** *ADDITIONAL BONUS: Pack Princess by Milly Taiden and Mina Carter as a limited time read*
Sophia Reece is a genius geneticist who's isolated the link between shifters and their animals. Unfortunately, she's also a very shy and clumsy woman. That's never more evident than when she has a not so little accident with her lion and wolf samples and ends up becoming her own guinea pig. Watch out, those needles are sharp. Damn, shit just got real.
Alpha wolf Chase knows Sophia is his mate. And if she weren't so shy and always running from him, he'd have made his move with her. He can't stop thinking about her sexy human body and how badly he wants to dip his tongue into all her curves. But when shy Sophia suddenly flashes golden eyes and smells of heat, he's not sure what's going on, but is more than ready to get her naked ASAP.
Sophia isn't prepared for her first mating heat or the fact her feelings for Chase refuse to remain under wraps. When someone wants her research, she'll find out what she's really made of. Who says smart girls can't be alphas too? Things are a lot more complicated than being perfectly mated. The race is on to stop the bad guys from getting their hands on her work and staying alive. Sophia's about to learn that being in love doesn't stop someone from coming face to face with death.
#meetthebookstagrammer I was tagged by @tweezyreads so...Hi! Good morning! If you're old like me you might remember back in the old timey 1900s we used to have these "About Me" email chains and I loved those so I'm not-at-all-secretly super excited for this post. If you'd like to do it too just comment and I will tag you! 💕💕💕💕💕 💕💕
🌹I'm Caiti. Read Katie. Rhymes with Haiti.
🌹I'm a Midwestern-Hillbilly hybrid by lineage, born and raised in Cincinnati, OH.
🌹I have a BA in English Lit and completed a graduate licensure program in AYA Language Arts Education. I've worked as a teacher and an editor but now I am home with my two sweet girls. G is six years old and M is nine months.
🌹My husband and I went through three years of unexplained secondary infertility. Basically that means G was conceived with barely a come hither stare and M... wasn't. For no medically explainable reason. This, as well as the loss of my husband's mom in the middle of it, made for a really dark period for our family...
🌹But we made it! And my bookstagram account is part of reclaiming my life and my joy via what makes me truly happy!!! 🌹I have been reading romance since I was about 12 but, like most of you, I've been in love with reading my entire life. 🌹I am disorganized and messy and I cry about my housekeeping woes probably once a week. But... I'd rather read than clean so...
🌹My decorating style is Disney chic with laundry basket accents...
🌹I'm INFP, a "Huffleclaw", and a proud bleeding heart.
🌹I love history, books, The Office and Parks and Rec, coffee, cheese, and carbs.
🌹 My husband and I have been married for eight years. He's tall, dark, and handsome but don't get too jealous because he never cleans.
🌹I am tentatively stepping into the world of writing book reviews and I share those here on IG as well as on my blog, theromancemom.com. 🌹Genres I read: ROMANCE, historical fiction, fiction in general, bios and memoirs, religion and spirituality, inspirational, women's fiction, parenting, psychology, political science, history... pretty much whatever.
Thanks for reading!!! 😘
The Secret History 🍂
This drew me in immediately. Tweed blazer wearing university students, long passages describing the Greek language, drinking and debating and best of all a murder.
I have to admit, the last third was slightly slow for me and the excitement and interest I had for these studious, enlightened characters started to fade. I think there’s something poetic in that however. As more of the characters flaws were revealed, the more ordinary their traits and quirks became. Knowledge isn’t always beautiful.
I’d say it’s definitely worth a read. Really vibrant descriptions of fear and confusion and disbursing loss. There were moments I was convinced these were my people, and I was involved in their lives and troubles.
“Beauty is rarely soft or consolatory. Quite the contrary. Genuine beauty is always quite alarming.”
“Does such a thing as ‘the fatal flaw,’ that shadowy dark crack running down the middle of life, exist outside literature? I used to think it didn’t. Now I think it does. And I think mine is this: a morbid longing for the picturesque at all costs.”