The queen of super late unboxing photos is back! There’s a whole lot more to come actually 😂 Anywho, coming to you all with @thebookquay’s Hot Summer Tales box! Me oh my, I do love all the items! 💕
Inside this jam-packed box were: .
☀️ a Disney princess funko pop (I got Cinderella!)
☀️ a Percy Jackson inspired notebook made by @sketchnotes and designed by #thebookquay
☀️ a ‘Sunshine on my shoulders’ mat/tapestry ☀️ StarbucksPH VIA Caramel Latte .
☀️ Circe’s Island inspired candle
☀️ The Wicked Deep badge
☀️ Wakanda Princess quote bookmark with art by @injaimek (not included in photo as I was already using it, and like a fool forgot)
☀️ Little Mermaid quote art print
☀️ Te Fiti & Moana art collab with @sarahcordial_designs
☀️ and the book I chose is this gorgeous hb copy of @tadeyemibooks’s Children of Blood and Bone! 🙌
Suffice to say I am so happy with this box! Despite the issues we experienced with shipping (and the water-related mishap which luckily, didn’t do much damage to these lovely items) I am one happy bookworm! Thanks so much to Tuesday for this awesome box and even more so for the amazing customer service! Do check out what other themes they have in store for future boxes, and don’t forget to use ‘ARIANN’ for a discount on all items (exc. LE boxes) 😆
I went to the op shop I frequent a lot, because I angry and books improve my mood but they unfortunately had sad empty shelves with nothing new since I last visited. Mum glum face was walking out of the store when one of the staff that knows me called "sorry! The book guy will be here tomorrow to add more books". So there's a high chance I'll be going back tomorrow or Wednesday.
So I was really angry today because yesterday my sister had suggested we go shopping together. But the stupid bitch shouldn't make a plan she isn't going to go through with. Oh my god! If you know before hand your schedule is going to interfere don't fucking start a another plan! Yeah I'm still mad, that happened five hours ago. I woke her up and her stupid face said she didn't get to sleep till late. Fuck you, this is an endless cycle with her making plans with me and and just not caring how that affects others, especially me!
And in other, since I've been getting sleep during the night hours, I've started to dream again. I can't even remember the last time that happened.
Still haven't finished reading the wrath. I'll go back to once if finished the rebel of the Sands Trilogy, but by then I'll have to reread those 119 pages, it's fine, I'm confused by the characters anyway.
Has your day been better than mine?
This was partly a cover buy but the plot sounds awesome too. So many great historical fictions coming out this year!
'ON THE 15TH DAY OF DECEMBER IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1664, A GREAT LIGHT BLOOMED IN THE DARK SKY...'. Born on the night of a bad-luck comet, Ursula Flight has a difficult destiny written in the stars. Growing up with her family in the country, she is educated by a forward-thinking father who enables her to discover a love of reading, writing and astrology. Ursula dreams of becoming a famous playwright, but is devastated to learn she must instead fulfil her family's expectations and marry. Trapped and lost, Ursula plots her escape - but her freedom will come at a price. .
As Ursula's dangerous desires play out, both on and off the stage, she's flung into a giddy world of actors, aristocrats and artistic endeavours which will change her life irrevocably.
A gutsy coming-of-age story about a spirited young woman struggling to lead a creative life, this uplifting tale vividly evokes the glittering world of Restoration-era theatre. For anyone who has ever tried to succeed against the odds, The Illumination of Ursula Flight is an inspiring journey of love and loss, heartbreak and all-consuming passion. This is a debut pulsating with life for readers of Jessie Burton, Sarah Waters and Sarah Perry. ———————————————
Good morning ☀️.
I must confess that I‘m currently in a kind of reading slump. Don‘t really know why. I‘m still in the middle of reading book 2 of the Demon Cycle - but haven‘t really picked it up for more than a couple of minutes last week.
No chance to concentrate.
Those books pictured here are still on my #tbr - and I always wanted to start them. But would like to finish at least this book first.
Or maybe I need something quick and light to get me back into the reading mood 😂. Would you happen to have any suggestions - books that could lure me back into my old reading habits? .
Guten Morgen ☀️.
Ich muss gestehen, dass ich aktuell in einem kleinen Loch hänge, was das Thema Lesen angeht. 🙈
Ich bin immer noch beim zweiten Buch das Dämonenzyklus, habe es letzte Woche effektiv immer nur mal ein paar Minuten aufgeschlagen. Ich mag es - aber keine Chance, sich zu konzentrieren.
Die Bücher auf dem Foto sind schon eine ganze Weile auf meinem #sub und eigentlich möchte ich sie endlich anfangen, denn ich habe fast nur Gutes gehört.
Aber ich würde wenigstens gerne das eine Buch ausgelesen haben. Oder brauche ich vielleicht etwas kurzes Entspanntes?
Habt Ihr vielleicht einen Tipp, was könnte mir den Spaß am Lesen zurückbringen? 😀
Den här veckan har jag hela tre frukostar inbokade, älskar att börja dagarna med utefrukost 👌 Veckans första blev tillsammans med @bokforlagetpolaris där vi fick lyssna på författaren till Dödstvätterskan, Sara Omar. 📖
#repost thanks for the #📷 @kmartgrapevine We hope you 😍 the book!⠀
Spent my day nursing a hangover after @teachingwithmissp’s engagement party 🤦🏽♀ champagne is a bubbly yet silent killer. Wallowing in bed gave me a chance to get into this book @harlequinaus sent me. If you like historical fiction with a Romeo and Juliet vibe, put this on your #tbr list this winter. Snuggly socks and hot chocolate recommended! Available in @kmartaus now in the latest release section x what’s another winter read you can throw at me? #kmart#kmartaus#winterread#books#bookshelf#gifted ( #📷 @kmartgrapevine )
One of the books you can win in our #FeministBookFortnight giveaway!
The Hidden Face of Eve is one of Three Lighthouse Bookshop's feminist favourites. "A classic that never gets enough air time is Nawal El Saadawi’s The Hidden Face of Eve: an incredibly powerful study of the oppression of women in the Muslim world, it is a a timeless and hugely important piece of writing by one of the Arab word’s leading feminist and iconoclast."
My modest #tbr pile.
I will be reading these after my #currentread - #outlander by #dianagabaldon 😎. My sister recently read #goldfinch by #donnatartt and she is obsessed! She insists I read it... I hope I like it as much as she does!
Then I plan to read #cityofthieves by #davidbenioff . He is one of the directors for the game of thrones TV series! I bought this book for my dad a year ago and he ended up really enjoying it! I've been meaning to read it for quite a while 😄
Have you read either of these books?....... Happy reading everyone 😘💕
AAMC Sample Test completed and reviewed!!! 💪🤨 I’ll discuss the exam and my results tomorrow on my IG story. Because right now my brain is destroyed 🧠🤯and I’m more exhausted than I was after labor & childbirth of my boys! 🤱🏼🤣 So I’m passing out!! 😴Goodnight y’all!! Talk to ya tomorrow! 😘 #mcatprep
Quick Book Review of “Anything you do say” by Gillian McAllister = 8/10
This is a tricky one and has made me realise I am not being fair to authors I know more about. I admire Gillian so much. That girl can write! But, as with some other authors, I bought this book because of that; of her great Insta account and what she stands for. The problem is that when I then come to read, what is a good book, I approach the book in the wrong way and didn’t enjoy it as much, simply because of how I feel and not how good the book is. What did you think?
Unbreakable by Sara Ella, the last book in the Unblemished Trilogy, is out now! I'm part of a cool tour with a grand prize giveaway! One winner will win The Unblemished Trilogy Prize Pack. Enter on the tour landing page on @justreadtours's website. (book blurb in comments, giveaway & tour link in IG profile)
I hope you find someone who doesn’t make you sad at night and someone who reminds you how much they love you everyday and who laughs at your jokes and wants to listen to your music and who genuinely wants to be with you and doesn’t make you second guess their love for you. I really hope you find that. Because I did.💞💍💋
What a cool opportunity!
I would love to help be apart of spreading the love for all things book nerd. Especially organic & handmade products!
My name is Jordan.
I’m 26 & live in Atlanta, Ga.
You can usually find me delving into other worlds, reading on my porch with my 5 dogs.
Art is an ever expanding space of freedom & creativity. Continuing the discussion of art and supporting the creative community are passions of mine.
I would love to help spread the word about @highlandbluffstudio ✨🌸💛📚
❝It was you, Farraday. You gave me back what I’d lost.❞
A Wish for Us by @authortilliecole
❝Bonnie and Cromwell are like the moon and the stars. They shine in the darkest moments. At first, they don't tolerate each other. But the attraction between them will pull them like magnets.❞
———• ABOUT A WISH FOR US BY TILLIE COLE •———
From the author who brought you A Thousand Boy Kisses comes the new emotional novel, A Wish For Us.
A story of music. A story of healing. A story of love conquering all.
Nineteen-year-old Cromwell Dean is the rising star of electronic dance music. Thousands of people adore him. But no one knows him. No one sees the color of his heart.
Until the girl in the purple dress. She sees through the walls he has built to the empty darkness within.
When Cromwell leaves behind the gray skies of England to study music in the South Carolina heat, the last thing he expects is to see her again. And he certainly doesn’t expect that she’ll stay in his head like a song on repeat.
Bonnie Farraday lives for music. She lets every note into her heart, and she doesn’t understand how someone as talented as Cromwell can avoid doing the same. He’s hiding from his past, and she knows it. She tries to stay away from him, but something keeps calling her back.
Bonnie is the burst of color in Cromwell’s darkness. He’s the beat that makes her heart skip.
But when a shadow falls over Bonnie, it’s up to Cromwell to be her light, in the only way he knows how. He must help her find the lost song in her fragile heart. He must keep her strong with a symphony only he can compose.
A symphony of hope.
A symphony of love.
A symphony of them. ——————————
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Anna Karenina had been on my TBR list for years... however a couple attempts at War and Peace had put me off Tolstoy until my book club girls told be how brilliant Anna Karenina is, so naturally I had to pick it up. I had to get a few shorter books out of the way first because this is not a little read but merely 5 chapters in and I'm hooked. It's beautifully written and without the obtuse nature of W&P.
I don't have much time to read at the moment with our newest cherub taking up most of my day but I plan to sneak in a few pages with my coffee while she naps.
Has anyone else reas Anna Karenina? Do you love it or hate it?
What are the chances you’d ever meet someone like that? he wondered. Someone you could love forever, someone who would forever love you back? And what did you do when that person was born half a world away? The math seemed impossible. —
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park
Absolutely LOVED Rainbow Rowell’s “Eleanor & Park!” The ending really broke my heart, but I think it was the right choice. Dare I say this had to be based on true story because you had to have gone through it to write something like this. Rainbow has done a great job of capturing all the feels of to be young & in love. This is a heartwarming & breaking, smart, and sweet YA romance novel which I did not expect to like it as much as I did.
Set over the course of one school year, the book follows two star-crossed, misfit sixteen-year-olds, Eleanor & Park. Eleanor had just moved into a new town with her chaotic family, and she doesn’t quite fit in. What started out as uncomfortable school bus ride, these two soon find themselves drawn to each other, bonding over music & comic in the school bus. and you know I love music references in books!
It quickly blossoms into a relationship. Park is so protective of and sweet to Eleanor, despite Eleanor’s doubts of herself and troubles at home & school. Park really helps Eleanor open up, and ends up helping himself. I adored these two so much & their conversations. These two are so stinky cute, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. I really loved Park’s family, his mom & dad are funny & sweet.
Although there’s a tiny chance of making their relationship work, I think what Eleanor & Park felt & had together is so special. Even if you never see that person again, they change you in ways that no one else will ever understand. They will always, always hold that little piece of your heart that no one else will ever be able to touch. If you have not read this book yet, highly recommend it. It’s sophisticated YA book, and the message is universal. 🤓✌️📖
Golden Eagle Breve, light ice, with whip 👌🏻 And i picked up Ash Princess today. Its been a while since I have read a YA, and Ive heard good things about this one. Plus I got it for a good price, I think.
Here are my June reads... from 2015. How is that three years ago already?! I went on Goodreads today and I officially have over 1000 books on my TBR. How bad is that? Is it horrible? I can’t think about it too long because I’ll start thinking about how I’ll never read them all. ⠀⠀⠀
But do you want to hear something exciting?! I’ve almost read 1000 books! I’m sure I’m missing some at least ten books from childhood if not more so I have have already technically reached that in my lifetime but my brain only remembers so many books from way back when. ⠀⠀⠀
1000 books may seem like a lot to some and a little to others but I think it’s a pretty neat milestone! ⠀⠀⠀
How many books do you have on your Goodreads read list? ⠀⠀⠀