“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”- Barack Obama #blacklivesmatter
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I am a huge Jeffery Archer fan. He is an amazing storyteller I have read all his books. This one was long awaited since I finished the Clifton Chronicles.
The story begins in 1968 in Russia where Alexander and his mother are trying to flee the KGB after his father is assassinated for standing against them. They reach the dock and have to escape in one of the two ships - one is headed to New York and other to England. A flip of coin determines which ship they board.
Of Mice and Men
The Friend Zone
Happy Ever After Playlist
When Did We Lose Harriet?
the princess saves herself in this one
Face of Death
The Hunger Games
Bromance Book Club
I read twelve books this month?! Am I reading that right? I’m feeling really proud of myself. I started my #bookstagram journey and I started my #bookplanner this month. I’m feeling pretty bookish right now.
How many books did you read in May? What was your favorite? #bookish#bibliophile#bookworm
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“But as you are learning, my dear, we must come to terms with the wounds of our past if we are to survive the future.”
in the words of @acevedowrites, “in a world that doesn’t want to hear me, i refuse to be silent.” and that perfectly describes how i’m currently feeling. typically, before i start reading a new book, i HAVE to finish the one im currently reading. i had planned to start reading “WHITE FRAGILITY” after my current read, but i realized this cannot wait. our black friends need their white & non black POC to educate ourselves and use our privileges to speak UP. we need to be better. for anyone that wants to join me in reading WHITE FRAGILITY now, my DMs are open if you want to discuss together.
if you’re wondering where to start or looking for books to read, here are some of my favorites that i’ve read, written by black authors and centering black experiences. i specifically picked these books because they also range in genre and content — from nonfiction to young adult to memoir. start by educating yourself and diversifying the books you read. and if you are looking to purchase these books, PLEASE support your local black owned bookstores instead of buying on amazon. if you’re in the DC area, check out @sankofadc and @mahoganybooks. #blacklivesmatter#blackauthors#diversespines
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I read a LOT as a teen. Like, a book a week? After high school I hopped off that train but started back up again in October 2019 (2 months postpartum) and haven’t looked back!
It feels so good to read again, had I not began this coaching biz, I likely would not have dove back into reading so soon. For that I am thankful!
There’s something about turning pages and learning new things in the black little letters I read! I crave it! For at least 20 minutes a day I read, if I have the time, I will read more!
I wouldn’t even know where to start with which book was my fave. Some were challenging and deep, others were super easy reads. Some I will be reading over again!
I will continue to add to this stack, my current read is Atomic Habits, and NEXT is the 12 Week Year! I’m am wanting to read more business and finance/investment books now, just to switch things up and learn something new!
What’s your current read?! Or number 1 suggestion?! I’d love to hear!
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I can't believe it's June already and I'm theree books behind for my half year target
What's on your TBR this June?
Mine is three first book of The Medoran Chronicles. I've read first two book a few years ago and now I found that the third book is available on Scribd, I need to reread! I really wish I could buy the physical book but 20dollars shipping is killing me
1st June Challanges #rfabjune20 - June TBR #yachristianfantasyjun20 - TBR for June #darkandstrangejune20 - First Bite - #junetbr#bookedforsummerjune20 - Schools Out - (#)junetbr
Editha’s Burglar by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Vintage hardcover in very good condition for it’s age with very slight webbing. This book has black and white illustrations. Copyright 1888. $15 plus shipping.
Holy shite - another bloody month over. Where the hell the year yet I don't know, but tomorrow we are officially half way through this shit show called 2020. After reading the brilliant fecking novel Trainspotting I have been sailing like a fecking sailor. (No harm to sailors). But a little potty mouth is so worth it after finally getting a chance to check out the novel and film. Both 90s icons which slipped by me. Next was 1984. Holy shit.. for a novel written decades ago and it's eerie how the themes are still very much real! Finally jumping centuries ahead - Dune. This scifi adventure; I get why people are so obsessed with it! Paul and Jessica definitely stole the show for me. I'll admit I'm still having trouble with the cultures, names, etc - but the ideas and story are brilliant. In whatever free time I could muster through hole renovations I found myself flipping through stories of ancient mythology and witchcraft. Looking at all my May choices I was definitely in a certain type of mood. Futuristic and present anti establishment - or perhaps it's isolation and I'm seeing connections that don't exist.
Looking ahead at a busy week - but gonna set a goal of no procrastinating and being productive! A lot still left on the to do list .. #dune#1984#trainspotting#5starreview#gothandliterature#wrapup#maywrapup#scavengeyourshelves#mythology#nightwormschallenge#horror#coffeetablebook#bookstagram#booksofinstagram#bookworm#booknerd#bookaddict#bookaholic#bookfiend#books 📚 #bookphotography#books#booksbooksbooks#booklover#bookworm_insta#bookaesthetic
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“This world...belongs to the strong, my friend! The ritual of our existence is based on the strong getting stronger by devouring the weak. We must face up to this. No more than right that it should be this way. We must learn to accept it as the law of the natural world.”
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Today I am spotlighting one of my favourite authors.
Like many readers, I was first introduced to @jodipicoult through My Sister's Keeper. An emotional and thought provoking read, I quickly became a fan. It's been quite some time since I read it, but it remains one of those stories that has stuck with me.
Since that time I have read a handful of her other books and have found myself curating copies of each for my home library. Change of Heart is probably my favourite. She certainly has a gift for storytelling, and I love her work so much. She tackles extremely sensitive topics in a graceful manner, and crafts compelling stories sure to spark discussion.
I definitely hope to read a couple more of her books this year (A Spark of Light will definitely be one!) She is one of the authors I can always count on to get me out of a reading slump. And I would definitely consider her to be an auto-buy author for me.
#NEW#KU “Omg, this book was a breath of fresh air.” – Goodreads reviewer “I really, really couldn't get enough.” - The Guide To Romance Novels “Get comfortable as you will not want to put this book down… a 5+ star read.” - Movies and Books
Happy release day Author Jennifer Woodhull!
British Banger is NOW LIVE + FREE in Kindle Unlimited!!! US: https://amzn.to/36udw73
British accents should come with a warning label. When they’re attached to deep, baritone voices that belong to sexy, cocky men, you should have to sign a waiver.
Most people wouldn’t touch short-term rental properties, but since my business partner took off with my client list, I need every deal I can get. Enter, one insanely sexy and completely exasperating Camden Reid.
The smug executive found fault with every property I showed him. Too cramped. Too feminine. Too far from a decent pub.
His demands were ridiculous, and I couldn’t wait to be rid of him and his British bangers.
Somewhere between the first property and the zillionth, though, my attraction to Camden grew impossible to ignore.
His insane demands finally met, the arrogant Adonis proposed we christen his new temporary home.
Little did I know how addicted I’d become, or just how unforgettable my time with Camden would be.
After all, I knew we had an expiration date.
All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn't see coming.
Today I’m celebrating 7 YEARS of having this account. That’s 2,555 DAYS! Here’s a few photos of old shelfies of mine - including my very first post!!
A lot has changed in the last 7 years. Hell... A LOT of important historical moments in our history has happened in just the short 6 months that 2020 has given us.
I love each and every one of you who have followed me over the years, and even as of recent!
I wanted to give you guys a heads up before any noticeable changes happen on this account!
I think you can already tell I’ve been implementing more than just books on my account. Books have been a HUGE part of my life, and the reason why I started this account.
I do and always will love books, but I also don’t want to feel tied down to just posting solely about books. I’m so passionate about a lot of things in life, and I want to feel like I can post freely about them - whether it’s my paintings, photography, home decor/design, and Disney!
I will still be posting about books of course!
I’ve also decided that I will be changing my username as well. This is has been a long time coming for me, and I’ve been so unmotivated when it has come to this account and I really want to change that.
I hope you all will stick around after the change ❤️
Wow, the end of another month! What was your favorite read of May and what did you rate it?
Honestly I'm so excited for June and all the epic fantasy novels that I've stacked my TBR with for the month. My wrap up for may is as follows:
- The Son of Tarzan: ⭐⭐⭐
- A Murder of Manatees: ⭐
- The Mountain and the Sea: ⭐
- American Demon: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
- The Art of Editing: ⭐⭐⭐
- Heartless: ⭐⭐⭐
- Resiting the Biker: ⭐⭐
- Becoming Alpha: ⭐⭐⭐
- Speaker for the Dead: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
- How to Defeat a Demon King in Ten Easy Steps: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Avoiding Alpha: ⭐⭐⭐
- Alpha Divided: ⭐⭐
- Mitosis: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Xenocide: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Children of the Mind: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- ACOWAR: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
-Name of the Wind: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (all the stars really)
I read 19 books this month and The Name of the Wind by @patrickrothfuss was definitely my favorite read and I cant wait to jump into book 2!!
. #wildadventuresmay20 | #wrapup #ohmystars2020 | books that got new covers #tumblesoverbooks | novellas #letsgetlitbabes | unexpected #mermay2020 | #maywrapup #mayempress20 | #bookwrapup #childrensenchantressmay20 | wrap up
Book Review 📖
________________________________________________________ Maybe This Time By Kasie West
________________________________________________________ Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️
________________________________________________________ This was a cute story, not one of my favorites by Kasie West. I found it jumped around to much, and drew out the love story to long. I thought if I keep reading i would like it like I do all her other books but it just was not a favorite for me.
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I've been asked for book recommendations quite a few times this weekend. I'm putting together a list of books for adults to read with their children to start conversations about racism and what can be done to end it. I still have a few more sections to add, but I didn't want to wait any longer to share it. As Angela Davis said, "It is not enough to be non-racist, we must be antiracist." Link to book list in bio.
1 710 minutes ago
A very good month of reading for me! A nice 18 books, most of which were completed in the later half of the month! 😊
1 510 minutes ago
Hey guys! I realized I never actually introduced myself so even though it’s a little late😂 HI! Here’s a few facts about me, do we have anything in common?
•I’m a fur mama to a husky named Blue (after one of the original names of the KY wildcats mascot💙) & a cat named Roxy.
•I’m married to my high school sweetheart, our first date was prom. Something must be in the water in my family because my parents are high school sweethearts as well😂
•We live in FL for now but have some big plans in the next few years to change that for somewhere with actual seasons.
•I’m obsessed with Christmas & Fall. My husband teases me I must be part elf since I love it so much & my birthday is Christmas Eve Eve (the 23rd☺️). When I’m old my dream is to be Mrs.Claus at the mall with my hubby as Santa. I know a little weird but it’s a dream of mine lol!!💚❤️ You all have been so welcoming & sweet! I absolutely love it here on bookstagram already & getting to talk books with some of the sweetest people. What do we have in common?💕 •
Book #61 of 2020 (finished 5/31/20)———————————————————————— “Taking on Water” by David Rawding————————————————————————- A very dark story about a corrupt police department, heroin trade, and psychological distress from childhoods. James, a social worker, and Maya, a police officer, both have difficult and rewarding jobs. They are happily in love and looking to start a family together. A series of tragic events happen throughout the book that are all connected to heroin trade. You will have to read it to find out who makes it out of the novel dead, alive, or in a psych ward... #bookstagram#booklover#bookreview#bookshelf#bookreviewer#bookworm#bookstragrammer
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I’m not usually a huge fan of romance novels, unless it’s your garden variety Nicholas Sparks. However, I’ve been trying to branch out lately. Get A Life Chloe Brown by @taliahibbert was what I chose to jump in with. I related to Chloe Brown. I myself am a maker of lists, a little set in my ways, and always careful. There’s some steamy scenes that will fog up your glasses, so if you’re listening to an audiobook, make sure no one can hear! It was also refreshing to see a male love interest with such complexity as Red. You don’t often get such fleshed out love interests in my experience, so it was a breath of fresh air. Overall, I enjoyed this. I don’t know if I’ll jump into the next book in the series super quick, but i did love Chloe ❤️ •
1 121 hour ago
Si comincia con la voglia di studiare, ci si prepara a quattro ore belle tirate sui libri e... dopo neanche mezz'ora ti ritrovi a colorare mandala con le parolacce. Bene.
In foto una delle nostre pagine preferite. 😏
Per altri post motivazionali sulla procrastinazione e il fancazzismo potete seguirci sui nostri profili privati 🤟: @antonj_donega e @jacopo_m_pagliari
da oggi con il 30% di caffeina in più!
Oi, gente! 🙋🏻♀️
Como passaram o domingo?
Hoje vim falar com vocês, de novo, sobre a alegria que é a releitura na minha vida. Sim, a pilha de não lidos é grande e as vezes bate uma vergonha... Mas nesse período tão conturbado em que estamos vivendo, tenho dado preferência a leituras que, de alguma forma, fazem bem à alma.
Não necessariamente livros água-com-açúcar — apesar de eu amá-los —, mas também livros que eu sei bem como vão terminar e que, muitas vezes, me dão uma sensação de paz e nostalgia boa que têm sido muito necessárias pra mim.
Creio, de verdade, que voltar ao que nos faz bem e nos dá uma sensação de aconchego pode ser algo muito positivo, ainda mais se você, assim como eu, está com uma certa dificuldade em se concentrar na leitura.
Finalizei hoje a releitura da trilogia “Corte de espinhos e rosas” e foi incrível! Descobri que amo os livros mais do que amei numa primeira leitura e percebi outras nuances que não foram notadas no meu contato anterior. Ou seja, foi uma experiência bastante rica!
Pra finalizar, fica aqui minha dica: se você está querendo revisitar um velho amigo mas está resistindo por causa da pilha de não lidos, não resista! Leia o que vai te fazer feliz! Os não lidos podem esperar mais um pouco né? ⠀
Respeite suas vontades e o que te faz bem ♥️
14 3541 hour ago
Opinião ❁ ❁ Cruel Prince, Holly Black ❁
Quem já leu?🙌🏼
Uma das séries que promete estar no topo das minhas preferidas de fantasia de sempre. ❁
Cruel Prince foi aquele livro de fantasia com um mundo de fadas completamente invulgar, extremamente focado em artimanhas políticas e estratégias psicológicas. E quando digo fadas, não imaginem mil Sininhos. São mesmo criaturas demoníacas totalmente preparadas para manipular e trair seja quem for, sem dó nem piedade. ❁
Adorei este livro pelo facto de ser fantasia focada em política e não tanto no romance o que, na minha opinião, é muito difícil de criar sem se tornar enfadonho ou incongruente. A autora focou-se, essencialmente, no desenvolvimento de personagens e teve a audácia de criar uma personagem principal totalmente humana sem poderes especiais, que consegue sobressair pela sua inteligência, persistência e ousadia. ❁
O único motivo que me obriga a não dar uma pontuação mais elevada prende-se com o facto de o início do livro ser muito lento e com personagens que denotavam uma personalidade fraca e entediante. No entanto, quando o livro alcança um determinado momento, temos um aumento exponencial de ritmo e fica impossível dormir ou fazer qualquer outro tipo de atividade. ❁
Por fim, 2020 está a ser revolucionário, a Sarah J. Mass foi completamente destronada: Holly is the Faerie Queen. A Holly Black tem o meu coração, tem tudo. Que escrita tão diferente e peculiar. Sabem quando um autor tem o dom da escrita poética com aquele toque descritivo e adjetivado que torna o momento de leitura ainda mais especial?
Torneremo a viaggiare. ✈️
Per il momento, però, mi accontento di viaggiare con la fantasia, partecipando al #booktag di @tracce_indelebili:
🏡 Un posto in cui non potresti mai vivere: Uno dei distretti di Panem, se venissi scelta per partecipare agli Hunger Games, probabilmente morirei appena scesa dalla pedana!
🏡 Un ambientazione fantasy che vorresti esistesse veramente: La Terra di Mezzo con la sua natura incontaminata 🍃
🏡 Un posto che sembra fatto per te: L’isola che non c’è, tra mare, natura e libertà 🌴
🏡 La città più bella che hai visitato leggendo: Velaris, città nascosta della Night Court (ACOTAR) e circondata dal mare, dalle montagne e dal fiume Sidra. Ha perfino un quartiere dedicato agli artisti (Rainbow of Velaris) 🌈
🏡 Un luogo che visiteresti volentieri nella realtà: Anima, l’arca di Ofelia, l’Attraversaspecchi, dove gli oggetti prendono vita
🏡 Un posto che chiameresti casa: Hogwarts. La mia unica casa ⚡️
🇬🇧 Is there a fictional place you would not like to to live in? Why?
QOTD: Did any of you finished there TBR list?
Ok so in al truth I failed my TBR list 😅😓 I was sure this time I was going to follow and stick to my list, and in the last minute I saw another books and got distracted.
I ended up reading 5 books that were not in this month’s TBR list and only 2 that were.
• S u n d a y •
Good Morning and happy Sunday! The end of another lovely weekend, I really enjoyed camping and spending time with my family. It was a well needed break from social media and everything currently going on in the world.
I cannot believe it is already the end of May and the first day of June is tomorrow. Time has been going so fast this year it is crazy! May was honestly not that great of a reading month for me. I found it hard to find motivation to pick up a book and read. I’m hoping in June I will get back into it!
How was your May reading?
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