October’s Read- #Hurricanes by @richforever
Book Review 📚 📝
I have no idea why the book is called Hurricanes but I’ll assume that it alludes to the many storms that Rozay has been in the midst of throughout his career. There’s a quote on the back of the hardcover, “I have the gift of foresight. I can see the different ways that a situation might play out. Every possible outcome. But not every time. There are some storms you never see coming,” that’s randomly inserted in the text towards the end🤷🏽♀️What I expected from this book was to gain insight into the voice behind the stage or studio and find what drives him, what made him and has kept him successful. The book gave me all that and more. For a true fan like myself, it was the perfect blend between man and music. It made me appreciate some songs more and go back and listen again, having known the process that made it happen. There’s so much behind the scenes that goes into making two to five minute hits. William Roberts motivated me to stick to my vision so that I could employ my family and friends and bring resources to my hood. He inspired me to consider my health, both mental and physical with the same detail and passion as I would give to a stream of income. He confirmed for me that it’s imperative that you know your strengths and weaknesses, outsource if you’re able and seek counsel. The biggest takeaway is that not only is it always room for growth, but there’s always people and things waiting on you to grow and willing to help you do it, you just have to keep going forward. We can handle life’s hurricanes. 🏁
Oh look at that. I remembered how to post 🙈 I’m very sorry for being MIA for nearly two weeks, the giveaway was a very busy event and this week I have just been so ill I’ve not read anything! It’s a sad time. -
Now you may recall I read Northanger Abbey in the summer, but this (as an audiobook) is a dramatic adaptation with voice actors and sound effects and a narrator who is Emma Thompson and who doesn’t want to just listen to Emma Thompson?
Lies, Betrayal, Angst... and ultimately Enduring Love. This book has it all.
💛Saving Barrette by @sheystahl99 💛.
They say those who smile the brightest hide behind the darkest pasts. .
From USA Today Bestselling Author Shey Stahl comes a story about finding yourself through an emotionally packed coming-of-age novel of lies and betrayal. .
Barrette Blake has virtually no memory of the night her world changed forever. With the unwavering support of her best friend, she tries to piece together her life and her foggy memories of that night. She’s focused and resilient, but on the inside, she’s losing hope she’ll ever be whole again.
Asa Lawson has it all together—on the field that is. He dominates the college football scene, but his life is messy. He’s in love with the girl who can’t love herself after everything that’s happened to her. While everything around him is spiraling out of control and threatens to come crashing down completely, the truth about the night that destroyed his childhood friend is revealed.
She’s hiding from the night she doesn’t remember.
And he’s going to show her she’s worth the risk.
She’s consumed by despair.
He won’t let her give up.
I dag vandt en af Danmarks Sødeste, rarest og bedste krimiforfattere Marthaprisen 2019. Jeg ved godt, at det lyder fjollet, men jeg er simpelthen så stolt af ham! Fordi vi bor i samme by! Han er simpelthen så dygtig, og så er han bare altid klar med et kram og et kærligt Hep, når man har mest brug for det.
Har du endnu ikke læst bøgerne om Oxen, har du så meget godt til gode! Jeg vil naturligvis anbefale at investere i den lækre "Oxen-Boxen", der udkom sidste år.
Tillykke endnu engang Jens Henrik Jensen. Hvor er det bare fortjent!
I øvrigt var det et virkelig stærkt felt med nærmest ene favoritter i blandt, hvilket gør sejren endnu vildere. .
Onto another spooky read! Kill Creek by Scott Thomas 📚🎃 This one has been on my radar for soooooo long. It’s about a writers retreat at a haunted mansion, and of course things take a turn for the worse. SO EXCITED 👻 #killcreek#scottthomas
Today was so windy that it blew most of the leaves off our lovely Ash tree. I’m always sad to see that beautiful, fiery color leave the branches, but there’s also something glorious about seeing all that color on the ground!
I’m still plugging away at the only books I’ve been working on all month. And I’m still enjoying all of them (The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, The Warmth of Other Suns, Emily of Deep Valley). So, no new bookish news over here - but no news doesn’t mean bad news!
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To be able to imagine is so important, agree?
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My next read is on point for the Halloween season!
It's a graphic novel so I'm super excited to see how Rainbow Rowell's writing works in this format.
“The World Is A Book And Those Who Do Not Travel Read Only One Page” ✈️ 📖 🌍 ⠀
I know this is a really cliched quote, of which 100s of variations and author attributes exist, but it’s a great quote never the less. Reading teaches you about things you may never get to experience or learn about otherwise. It opens your mind and eyes & broadens your horizons. What was the last book you read that open your eyes to something? Mine was probably The Tattooist of Auschwitz
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Currently Reading: The Institute by Stephen King 🎃Synopsis: In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.” 🎃 So Far: I am about 60% of the way through and thoroughly enjoying this story. I’m a new King convert and love his way of creating characters and scenes that keep you reading way past bedtime. Also, this is a tale of being patient and waiting for your digital hold at the library. I only had to wait a month which isn’t that bad! 🎃 What’s your favorite King book or favorite King inspired book?
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⭐️✨GIVEAWAY TIME!!!✨⭐️ My lovely friend Jena @_coffeecatsandbooks_ and I decided to do a Giveaway together so here it is! Open Internationally! The Winner will receive up to $20 towards any book of their choosing off of Amazon!
"Kell wore a very peculiar coat.
It had neither one side, which would be conventional, nor two, which would be unexpected, but several, which was, of course, impossible.
The first thing he did whenever he stepped out of one London and into another was take off the coat and turn it inside out once or twice (or even three times) until he found the side he needed. Not all of them were fashionable, but they each served a purpose. There were ones that blended in and ones that stood out, and one that served no purpose but of which he was just particularly fond."
My collector’s copy of ‘A Conjuring of Light’ finally came on Saturday! I absolutely love the featured art and I cannot wait to read all three books again and then read the bonus story.
🏷 #bookreadhappyhour - Favourite quotes
🏷 #tinyloveoct19 - Character with the best wardrobe
In honor of the late great Carrie Fisher’s birthday, I thought I’d talk a little bit about her final book! ✨
THE PRINCESS DIARIST is a great read - it’s basically the diary Fisher kept while filming Star Wars: A New Hope. She unfortunately passed just before its release. The book is a little modernist, a little poetic, a little hopeful, and a little sad. Truly a window into the mind of a young woman launched into stardom. As a huge #StarWars fan, I loved getting a little behind-the-scenes magic alongside her thoughts. 🛰🛸 TPD is also where the world first officially learned of her infamous affair with Harrison Ford. So happy birthday to our forever princess. ✨
I’m unfortunately away from my own book, so shout out to Pinterest for the image! #carriefisher#bookstagram#princess#reading#bookshelf#bookworm#read#memoir#diary#princessleia#writing#book#bookstagrammer#theprincessdiarist#amreading#nonfiction
found a new cafe to work in & had a rlly good almond milk cappuccino:)
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What a historic time the year 1969 was. In that summer alone, the first human walked on the moon, members of the gay community rebelled against a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village, and over 300,000 music fans gathered in upstate New York for Woodstock. It's a period that's frequently revisited in movies, books, television, and song, by both those who experienced it and those who wish they could.
It’s well established that reading aloud to children is important for cognitive development, language acquisition, and even parental bonding. It’s also an important step in helping children become independent readers and lifelong learners, especially in a technology saturated world that’s creating shorter and shorter attention spans. But what do you do if your child simply isn’t interested? As a mom and a children’s author, I have a few thoughts.
(Note: the following six tips are excerpted from my latest blog post. Click the link in my bio to read the whole post! 👆🏻)
1. Don’t Give Up.
Or if you do give up, which I did again and again when it came to reading with my daughter, just don’t give up permanently.
2. Check Your Child’s Eyesight.
As a toddler, my daughter showed absolutely no interest in sitting down with a picture book. I just thought she was too energetic and busy. It turns out she couldn’t see. 😳
3. Build Books Into Your Routine.
We finally have a bedtime book routine established, but it took some time to get here. It’s hard to stick with it when your child keeps wandering off mid-sentence.
4. Bless the Book-Loving Teachers.
Hope and pray for the kind of teacher whose sheer enthusiasm for books will rub off on your child. We’re forever grateful for Mrs. Romriell, 2nd grade teacher extraordinaire.
5. Attend Book Readings and Signings.
Attend library story times. Get on your local bookstore’s email list and show up for author readings. Kids love meeting the faces behind their favorite stories. Get them into an environment where people are excited about books and the enthusiasm is contagious.
6. Make it a Party.
When you finish a book together, make plans to watch the movie version together (if there is one), and make snacks or treats that fit the book’s theme. We made Oreo spiders and ate gummy snakes for our Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets party.
You can find more details about all of these tips on my blog (“Journey of a Reluctant Reader”). I’d also love to hear your ideas! What has worked to help the kiddos in your life fall in love with reading?
Caitlin Bowen reviews #Autobiochemistry - a series of interwoven poetry pieces in our current #otherterrain issue no. 7!
✨ Our twin journal @Backstory also covers - The short story of you and I by Richard James Allen.
. 🖼 Image by @khakipantsofsex
Link in bio for the full review!
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Thinking about what books I want to finish before the end of the year today. There were so many good books I didn’t get to that I’m still hoping to great—both fiction and non-fiction. But here’s some of the fiction reads I want to wrap up before the end of the year.
This book was soooo good. The storyline is truly unique, the writing keeps you on edge, and the characters are all believable. I would recommend for anyone who enjoys this author in general, darker themes, good-bad guys you want to root for, mysteries, the paranormal, suspense, and vengeance (aka the name of the second book in this Villains series...) A great read for October, the month of spooky supernatural things!
Book Pictured: Vicious by V.E. Schwab 🌟: 5/5
Victor and Eli started out as college roommates―brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.
Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find―aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge―but who will be left alive at the end?
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Just whipped up some vegan meringue using #aquafaba
I then served them as little meringue kisses for my guests and I was asked “when did you start eating eggs again?” 😂 victory for the vegans ! 💕💕 Effie
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Lately I’ve been getting messages asking if my #booksleeves are being stocked at any bookstores. The answer to that is no. Currently! I understand that some people in the USA would like to buy my booksleeves within the USA due to shipping rates and customs charges (of which I can’t change). Therefore I shall aim to find other options for my customers across the Atlantic !
However, if you are a small bookstore owner and would like to purchase a booksleeves for resale, then please do contact me either on Instagram or the email provided ! 💕💕 Effie
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It’s definitely almost Halloween ! That means picking the pumpkin patch, and making mulled cider !
What do you like to do to celebrate Autumns coming ? 💕💕 Effie
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Packaging up orders ! The last few booksleeves are left on my website before the re-stock !
If you’ve bought a #euphemiabloombooks booksleeve, I’d love to see your unwrapping videos ! Tag us ! 💕💕Effie
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Today’s read (well it’s over 1000 pages, so this weeks read) Lord of the Rings ! I will forever love Tolkien and all of this works !
What’s your favourite work of his ? Mine is “The Silmarillion,” because it’s such an in-depth look into the history of the elves and Tolkien’s lore ! 💕💕 Effie
Too tired to think of a caption today so let’s play a little predictive text...
“I was invited to a Halloween Ball at Hogwarts and......”
Here’s mine: I was invited to a Halloween Ball at Hogwarts and y’all have a good night 🤷🏼♀️🤣
Hogwarts sleeve from @loveyoumorestudio • use code cbookaddiction to save 10%!
Just as Sane candle from @novelheartbeatcreations • code cbookaddiction to save!!
Wisst ihr, ich war dieses Jahr das erste Mal nach zig Messebesuchen statt als Blogger auf der anderen Verlagsseite des Ganzen vor Ort. Wo die Hallen für Privatbesucher schon kein Zuckerschlecken sind, habe ich eine ganz neue Bewunderung für die Verlagsmitarbeiter*innen, die von Dienstag bis Sonntag auf der Messe stehen, stets lächeln und ihre Buchliebe mit anderen Leuten teilen. Ich war von Freitag bis Sonntag für meinen Verlag dort, und einen Termin nach dem anderen zu haben, kann ganz schön an den Kräften zehren. Und ihr wisst ja, ich bin so ehrlich mit euch und mir, wie es geht: Ich hatte die ganze Zeit das Gefühl, als würden zwei Teile von mir miteinander ringen. Der, der den Job liebt und gerne am Stand war. Und auf der anderen Seite der, der es vermisst hat, mit meinen Freunden herum zu laufen und alles bewundern zu können, so wie sonst immer. Dass der Stand vom @lyx_verlag nur ein paar Meter entfernt war, hatte auch einen bittersüßen Nachgeschmack.
a quiet, cosy October morning with hot chocolate, a good book, and the view of autumn trees 🍂⛅️ do the trees change colour where you live? do you like it? 🙊
here they turn orange, red, and brown and I love my post office walks because they’re so pretty 🍁