#QOTD How many books are on your tbr list right now?
#AOTD I keep track of books I want to read through Goodreads and my current number on my tbr list is 278🙈🙈 It is a mix between old, new, upcoming and the next books in a series I haven't finished.
How do you keep track of books you want to read?
Book: Agent 6
Author: Tom Rob Smith
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Review: Leo Demidovs life seems complete. He has his wife Raisa, two adopted daughters and has finally got out of the secret police. Allas this was not to last! With his family being part of a trip to America to take part in a musical concert at the United nations building in New York and Leo being barred from joining them he was already suspicious of the trip. Leo's suspicions come true and his world is ripped apart leading him into another life which he does not want.
This book completed the trio brilliantly and the author has done a brilliant job in putting across the sheer loneliness and isolation that Leo suffers from after the incident. Not wanting to give away to much, but if you haven't read the Leo Demidov trilogy then get it put into your TBR list immediately. #agent6#tomrobsmith#bookreview#bookclub#bookcommunity#bookstagram#bookcommunity#booksofinstagram#trilogy#bookworm#bookstoread#tbr
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Giveaway alert! Theresa Goh, one of the many inspiring sheroines featured in "I'm a Girl. See what I can be!" is giving away a free copy of the book! Check out the details below to see how you can enter!
[Giveaway post] ⠀
In certain (many) parts of the world, being born a girl already sets you up at a disadvantage. I believe all of us can do our parts to challenge perceptions and change mindsets; and this book does just that! ⠀
Thank you, @euniceolsen for allowing me to be a part of this. Super excited for volume 2, which is in the works! You can get your own copy at @kinokuniya_singapore, @booksactually, and the link in my profile. 😻 ⠀
I’m also giving away one copy signed by Eunice and myself. Just comment below or DM me and tell me about a girl or a woman whose story has inspired you! (Recipient of the book will be picked at random, and the last day to participate is 1st December)
• THE HELP •
By @ Kathryn Stocket
" You is Kind, You is Smart, You is Important "
- Aibileen ♥️
• Aibileen Clark is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.
• Minny Jackson, Aibileen’s best friend, is perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job.
• And Skeeter, just returned home after graduating. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has inexplicably disappeared.
Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why?! Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.
So let me tell you, this is the oldest book in my tbr, i had it for years and just now i decided to read it (wish i would do it sooner..)
First of all, my favorite character is Minny ! She seems like she's just arrogant but she knows alot, she's not blind and even if she speaks her mind, she truly cares about people. And don't you dare to make her mad, or you will eat her pie 😂
(Can i say I hate her husband? Am I the only one?)
Aibileen is the sweetest women, she's like the water and Minny's like the fire.
Skeeter is the wind for me, she keeps things going, she wants to change things around her and she needs no men to do it !
I would love to have that blue book with all the stories inside.
• This book enter the 🍁 #fallinstories challenge
- Lê o livro mais antigo da tua tbr 📚 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Bom dia, bom dia! Tudo certo com vocês? 😊 Hoje é dia de falar sobre TBR por aqui! Para o post de hoje, vou falar sobre Krystallo - Jornadas para além das fronteiras, que eu recebi em parceria com o autor Raphael Fraemam!
O livro é um projeto de publicação independente, uma fantasia voltada para os mesmos fãs de Harry Potter e Jogos Vorazes, sendo uma mistura ideal de aventura, inteligência e poder! Vamos conhecer um pouco sobre ele?!
« Sinopse »As duas maiores potências de Emperon travam uma guerra secular para garantir o controle dos cristais de energia. Foi por causa de um atentado em Econ que Tomé Stalmer começou a suspeitar da verdade que o governo apregoava. E é no dia de seu aniversário que Gray Frost é forçada a deixar Opus, o seu lar.
As jornadas para além das fronteiras narram uma história de piratas e soldados de elite, inteligência e mistério, confiança e tragédia. Cada um luta para sobreviver ao mesmo tempo em que busca compreender os segredos por trás dos acontecimentos que mudaram o curso da História.
Eu fiquei muito interessada pela história, e sendo uma fantasia nacional, me animei mais ainda! Eu estou com um projeto pessoal de ler mais nacionais; afinal, precisamos valorizar nossos autores, que escrevem tantos livros incríveis!
Para quem se interessar, o livro está disponível em e-book na Amazon! E para conhecer mais sobre o livro, só acessar o perfil @sagakrystallo!
💬 Esse livro já está na TBR de Janeiro (socorro que o ano tá acabando já 😱), então em breve trarei a resenha dele aqui para vocês! Mas alguém já leu esse livro?! O que acharam?! Me contem, vamos conversar!
No mais, por hoje é isso amores!! Tenham um excelente final de semana! Um beijo e até mais! 😘
QOTD: Has bookstagram changed what you read or how you read?
The post from @am.harte a few days ago about books you read because of bookstagram set me to thinking about how being part of this community has changed and shaped not only what I’ve read recently but also what I plan to read over the next few months.
I have been a massive fantasy fan for as long as I can remember. My childhood reading was always dominated by magicial trees, untrustworthy wardrobes, schools that definitely wouldn’t pass an Ofsted inspection and unassuming would-be burglars. For me, reading was an escape from the every day and my choice of material has definitely reflected that.
You wouldn’t know that fantasy was my go-to based on this half of my TBR, would you? I had already been trying to diversify my reading but #bookstagram has really helped to guide those choices. There are books I’d never heard of that I’ve read based on specific recommendations (Burial Rites, Hannah Kent), books that I’ve always meant to read but have finally picked up because of a nudge from this community (Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurice), book tags that have encouraged me to explore different genres, authors and cultures (#AutumnisforAsia ) and books that I’ve picked for myself as a result of these rapidly expanding interests. Bookstagram really has been the reading nudge that I hadn’t realised I needed and I’m really, really enjoying the massive, genre shake up of my recent reads and my TBR.
Day 22 #Grimdragon - Holy Motherforking shirtballs.
Can you imagine the absolute magic that would occur if Mark Lawrence and Jay Kristoff co-wrote a book.
The world would be so rich and complex, with layers of history and little Easter eggs throughout hinting at what is to come. (I would miss all those on my first and second read through.)
Their characters are fighters, they are dark, unapologetic and they both write females so fucking well.
Imagine the carnage and mayhem that they could do, as a reader I would probably be devastated by losing my precious babies, but I love an author who writes their story and tries not to pander to the audience to much, afraid of their reaction.
There would be so much blood. It would be magic!
(I recently reread Red Sister, a solid 5 stars, and I’m currently loving Grey Sister). ⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️ Completely off topic, I had to by a cocktail dress today... I finally found one and guys... IT HAS POCKETS. 👊
Oggi vi parlo di Caos Calmo, un romanzo di Sandro Veronesi pubblicato nel 2005 e vincitore del Premio Strega.
Il protagonista è Pietro Paladini, uomo dalla vita perfetta, con un lavoro appagante e una famiglia unita.
Un giorno, mentre passeggia in spiaggia, Pietro si ritrova a salvare una sconosciuta che stava affogando, proprio mentre sua moglie Lara muore.
La tragedia è accompagnata da una strana calma e, da quel momento, Pietro decide di vivere le sue giornate seduto sulla panchina di fronte a scuola di sua figlia.
Proprio da quella prospettiva Pietro riesce a indagare e scoprire lati oscuri delle persone che lo circondano e che, invece di stargli vicino, riversano su di lui le loro angosce e ansie quotidiane.
Questo libro mi è stato consigliato molto tempo fa dalla mia dolcissima prof di filosofia. Adesso, a distanza di anni, l'ho finalmente recuperato e sono sicura che mi piacerà.😊 Fabi🐼
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Oh I'm so excited for Queen of Air and Darkness and haven't yet started Lady Midnight. 😅 My tbr pile is ever growing. 🙄 I counted the physical copies I got at home last week and I still gotta read a staggering 100 books on my shelf that I haven't read yet.
I swore myself to lower that number and not buy any more books and what did I do yesterday evening? I ordered about ten more books on rebuy. 😅 There were so many hardcovers I wanted. Ahhh.... I need to start reading faster. 🤓
QOTD: How many books do you have on your physical tbr and on your I wish I had that book tbr?
I got about 1000 books on my general tbr. It's bad. 😅
Have a look at this gorgeous candle that sets me into a Shadowhunter mood. 🤓 It's from @open.book.crafts
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Don't miss out on that. Those candles are truely lovely and smell anwesome. 😍
🇩🇪 Wow... Das war mein längster Text hier auf Instagram bis jetzt. 🤓 Denn ich freue mich schon so sehr auf das neue Cassandra Clare Buch, welches bald rauskommt obwohl ich novh nicht mal mit Lady Midnight begonnen habe. 🙄
Mein zu lesen Stapel wächst und wächst weiter.... Eigentlich wollte ich nichts mehr kaufen, bis sich der Stapel gelichtet hat von aktuellen 100 Büchern.... Und was ist gestern geschehen? Ich habe 10 neue Bücher bei @rebuy_recommerce bestellt. Die hatten einfach so tolle Angebote. 😅
QOTD: Wie viele Bücher umfasst euer zu lesen Stapel und ist das deutsche Wort dafür SuB? Oder habe ich da was falsch verstanden?
Noch könnt ihr übrigens die tollen Kerzen und Badesalze von @open.book.crafts mit einem Rabatt bekommen. Nutzt meinen Rep Code dafür: Anna10
💕💕💕 Die Produkte duften alle soooo gut. 🤓
It’s time for November’s Book Haul Revisit! I’m always so nervous when I make these photos because I know I’m really slack at reading the books I own! This one wasn’t too bad, but well, not great either 😅
>>> SWIPE to see the original book haul photo
2017 PHOTO: 15 books
TO BE READ: 10/15
Honestly I don’t know if I’ll ever read The Cursed Child... but being a Harry Potter fan and finding the book at a thrift store for only a couple dollars - I think it’s worth keeping it in my collection.
(Also 1 of the books are at my partners house so oops it’s not in the photo 😅)
A couple I’m still super excited for are;
- Milk and Honey
- Pokémon Adventures Vol. 1 (next #mangathon maybe?)
- The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Do you tend to read the books you own right away? Or let them sit on your shelf for a bit?
♠️♥️♣️♦️ #BookReview#Review ♦️♣️♥️♠️
Misadventures On the Rebound by @laurenrowebooks .
WOW! Lauren Rowe has done it again. She is one of few authors that never stop to amaze me. Her writing is like my own kind of drug. There is not surprise why she is on the top of my favourite writers. Each book of her is a unique masterpiece and this time she has done a magisterial job. Misadventures On The Rebound is a mind-blowing romance that unfolds temptingly like rose buds. There is hot-sizzling chemistry inside the pages of this book.
I felt fascinated, enchanted, enthralled and utterly and completely spellbound by this book. I devoured the whole book like a starved bookworm. The plot is original and the pace is fast. There is not doubt that this book is a fantastic addition to the Misadventures Series. Lauren Rowe penned a piece of smooth heaven. The twists and turns of the story make it an unexpected and all-consuming journey. I can't stop smiling. I can't stop sighing. I can't stop swooning. I can't stop feeling and loving Misadventures On The Rebound. I loved this book from the beginning to the end. Each page rendered me breathless, addicted and aching for more.
The story of Savvy and Aiden is a wild ride of unexpected events that drew them together. They have all the vibes for a dangerous combination.
Electrifying, complex and blisteringly smart, Misadventures On The Rebound is utterly unforgettable...
🍁🍂🌰Happy Thanksgiving🌰🍂🍁🦃 What are you most thankful for this year?
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Finallly reading this!! Ive been in such a slump its been the worse😟. But hoping to finish this before November ends. Also its smaller than first one which is kinda disappointing lol but im already liking it :). #bookstagram#archenemies#currentlyreading#tbr
🚨 flash giveaway! 🚨 to say thank you for 800 I’ll be doing an international giveaway for The Goldfinch (my most favourite book ever). As long as you’re somewhere book depository/ amazon ship you’re free to enter! Just:
1. Comment below telling me your favourite book ever
2. Extra entry: share post in your story and remember to tag me.
Closes Monday 26th 10am AEST. Good luck loves ❤️
Uzak yolların yolcusuyum artık
Dilimde eskimeyen bir türkü
Parmaklarım sararmış tütünden.
Stabilize yollarin tozlari kaplıyor beni
Bir açıklaması yok bunun
Yarım kalanlardı delirip yollara vuranlar.
Bir yarim vardı bir zamanlar.
Elim kolum gözlerim vardı.
Şimdilerde bir yarım kalmış hikayem.
Yaramaz bir serçe gibi uçup gitti ellerimden.
Uzak yollarin herhangi bir durağında
Bir ikram çayı birde vazgeçilmez tütün sarısı.
Hayat dediğin bir nefes.
Onuda güzel çekmeli.
"Wasn't writing a kind of soaring, an achievable form of flight, of fancy, of the imagination?"
I have finally finished the first book of my tbr pile for the #middleearthroadtripreadathon and I loved it. Atonement by Ian McEwan was chosen for the Hobbiton stop as a book that comforts me. The story itself is not necesarily comforting but the book is, it was given to me by my Grandma, it was her copy off of her shelf.
As for the story itself I loved it. It was not my usual read, far slower and deeper than my fantasy books but I adored it none the less. There is so much inteligence in the way it was written, several different perspectives all telling the same story and yet each account is so vastly different. The book begins in a country home, moves to WW2 and then returns to London with none one being the same as when they started. Naturally the character of Briony frustrated me but I think that is because she was only a child, and a very well written one at that. The characters and deep and the emotions too. The themes running throughout the book, love, betrayal, atonement, guilt, enhance the story greatly.
I would give this book a 4 out of 5 and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical fiction of the war and those inclined to romance and reflection
“Discovering Seattle Parks: A Local's Guide” by Linnea Westerlind is a book I wish I had written myself. As you may able to tell from my Instagram, I love seattle public parks. I visit or pass through one every day, as long as I’m not out of town. But it’s also one my favorite places to visit when I’m traveling, and always try to add one or two on my itineraries. There are so many incredible public parks around the world, and it doesn’t cost anything to visit. I especially like the ones with art installations. Seattle & WA is blessed with so much greenery & water, we’re never more than few blocks away from it. It’s one of the things I love & appreciate about living in Washington. For me, spending some quiet time at a park is very important, it’s a way for me disconnect from a busy day, connect with nature, clear my mind, get a workout in, and be mindful of my surroundings. I love taking a nap in summer, checking out blooms in spring, watching the colors change in fall, and walking in the cool, crisp weather in winter.
Seattle alone has over 400 parks and has one of the best park systems in the country, so it can be overwhelming to find the right one for you. Westerlind has visited all the parks and complied 100+ of the most notable parks in this book. It’s well-organized & detailed by neighborhoods & features with photos, maps, and good-to-know & parking & transportation information. It also covers notable parks beyond Seattle. The book title has “local” in it, but I find it bit too beginner for me because I know our parks well and have been to many of them, although I tend to stick to the ones closest to me or my favorite ones. I did mark few interesting parks I didn’t know about, never been to, or haven’t been to in awhile, so I’ll be making my way around soon. I think this will be great for people who are new to the city who wants to explore our massive park system, she’s picked out the best of the best. This will also make a great holiday gift, especially for a nature-loving booknerd like me! What’s your favorite seattle Park? If I were to pick top five: Volunteer Park, Discovery Park, Magnuson Park, Olympic Sculpture Park, and and Alki Beach Park. 🤓✌️📖
Here’s my review of The Confession by Jo Spain:
This book had a very similar plot-line to The Sinner. We know who the killer is, but we don't know why he did it. I love books like these because you don't get answer until the very last few pages and that way you can't help but finish the novel and I can tell you that you won't be disappointed.
The story is told in three different point of views; Julie (Harry's wife), JP (the killer), and Alice (the detective). Aside from different perspectives, they are also told in the present and the past and it's very easy to distinguish which one is which. All three are very entertaining, but I found Alice's point of view to be a little boring at times.
It's very hard not to get hooked into this book. I mean the plot is intriguing enough, what more do you want? Characters were spot on, everyone had a secret and I find that secrets are what make a thriller or mystery novel stand out, because let's face it, everyone has secrets. I love the cover of this book and it's not until the end of the novel that you understand it. I guess you could say it's a secret?
Spain manages to invite her readers into the luxurious but problematic world of Harry and Juliet but it's not a picture perfect marriage. As we read along, we find out the problems that they faced and a whole lot of other secrets, but not only from them, also from JP. We learn about JP as a young boy and what struggles he overcame and by the last few pages you will learn everything you need to know about him.
The novel had everything and I just loved the way the mystery uncovered piece by piece. By the end of the novel, you will be left shocked and Spain does an amazing job putting the little twist at the end. A job well done!
Thank you Crooked Lane Books for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest opinion.
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