This semester is kicking my butt. Today I took a much needed shopping break 🙄
Dewey's Readathons in April and October are some of my favorite days of the year! Excited to participate in this countdown...
"I mind me sweetly of the summer days,
When, leaning from the lattice, I have caught
The fair, far glimpses of a shining sea;
And, nearer, of tall ships which thronged the bay,
And stood out blackly from a tender sky
All flecked with sulphur, azure, and bright gold;
And in the still, clear air have heard the hum
Of distant voices; and methinks there rose
No darker fount to mar or stain the joy
Which sprang ecstatic in my maiden breast
Than just those vague desires, those hopes and fears,
Those eager longings, strong, though undefined,
Whose very sadness makes them seem so sweet.
What cared I for the merry mockeries
Of other maidens sitting at the loom?
Or for sharp voices, bidding me return
To maiden labour? Were we not apart,—
I and my high thoughts, and my golden dreams,
My soul which yearned for knowledge, for a tongue
That should proclaim the stately mysteries
Of this fair world, and of the holy gods?"
Almost (but not yet) Friday...
I got totally slammed with school and work this week. If I'd been a smart bookstagrammer, I'd have taken my pictures ahead of time to avoid these issues. But I didn't. Sorry about that
How has everyone else's week gone? Is it going by quick? Too quick? Dragging? Or some chaotic rollarcoaster inbetween?
.. #thereadersbooknook: Orange books #bookishshapes17: Orange and yellow
@owlcrate is looking for a new rep for fall and I am stoked! Owl Crate has become my new happiness and when I receive the box at my door step it truly makes my day so much better!
My name is Amanda and I am new at bookstagram and it's been such an excitement to share my book photos with you all and to see everyone's photos as well! I would absolutely be so honored to be a rep for owlcrate because I LOVE taking photos and showing off all the goodness I get! And to be able to inspire someone else who may be looking for the next good book to read! These are my top favorite photos I've taken representing my love for books and @owlcrate! thank you so much to OwlCrate for this chance of becoming a rep for you- I am so excited for who you choose and can't wait to see all the photos!🦉
« un livre de chevet »
(a bedside book) | noun
Today it's my 20th autumn on this planet I am officially 20 years old.
Some days it feels like more and some days it feels like nothing at all. Time is weird and remarkably intangible.
Tahereh Mafi described it exquisitely (I've always wanted to use this adjective ^^) in Unravel Me: "We're running out of time, he said.
As if time were the kind of thing you could run out of, as if it were measured into bowls that were handed to us at birth and if we ate too much or too fast or right before jumping into the water then our time would be lost, wasted, already spent.
But time is beyond our finite comprehension. It's endless, it exists outside of us; we cannot run out of it or lose track of it or find a way to hold on to it. Time goes on even when we do not."
How old are you?
Photograph by Cyrill Matter, Z magazine, September 2017.
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Hot Off the Presses on this hot September afternoon -- Conrad Richter's AWAKENING LAND trilogy (The Trees, The Fields, The Town) Special cameo by the rooftop's cement goose
Want a chance to win a copy? Enter our @goodreads giveaway before 11/1/17.
Another book almost finished in the list of nonexistent books to read. Since the august long weekend I've been reading this on and off usually while I am breastfeeding instead of scrolling. I'm actually seriously impressed with myself. For those that know me well know I am not much for reading mainly cause I just couldn't find the time. But I really enjoyed reading a book again and found it gave me some me time even when as a mama you don't feel like you get much of that anymore. However, since I am almost done I need your help now! Hit me with your suggestions pleassseeee #kthompreads#thenest
I'm a big fan of reading. I have a reading app on my phone so I will read at some pretty awkward moments. So with fall being a few days away on the blog I share my 6 books that are on my list to read and why. (#linkinbio🏾). I'm always interested in adding new books to my list; so tell me what books are currently waiting to read?
Whenever I start reading a Romance, people around me start saying, “Less romance is good for you .” “Again a romance? You love staying in the illusional world ." “Oh dear! Reading romance will change your perception towards real life .” and many more.
But, even after all these suggestions, every now and then romance catches my attention.
The only reason and answer I have to offer to all these suggestions is at ATLEAST THE BOOKS REMINDS AS WELL AS SATISFIES ME THAT SOMEWHERE "TRUE LOVE" & "THE IDEA OF FOREVER EXISTS ." #lovestories#erichsehgal#daniellesteel#romance#books#bookslover#bookslut#readingnight#booksforever#booksofinsta#bookcovers
What's your favourite thriller? I'm in the middle of reading My Sister's Bones by Nuala Ellwood. Thanks @vikingbooksuk and @meetpenguingirl for sending it through as part of @nualaellwood's bookstagram tour for her paperback release. @the_instinctive_bibliophile is next on the journey 🏽
“We’re all of us, every day, just a hair’s breadth away from evil. If I’ve learned anything from over 15 years of reporting, it’s that,”
This is a story about PTSD as it bubbles up in the lives of Kate and her sister Sally - our lead characters in My Sister's Bones. Kate is a war journalist, recently back from Aleppo. She's haunted by both what she saw whilst in Syria and the trauma of growing up in an abusive family (yes domestic violence can cause PTSD). So haunted that it's hard to know which of Kate's first person narrative is reality and which of it is a waking version of her 'blood dreams'. Returning home to wrap up the family admin after her Mother's death, Kate is pulled back into the life of the small seaside town where she grew up. It's also where her alcoholic sister lives. After hearing screaming in the night she now thinks her Iraqi next door neighbours are abusing their young son (I'm assuming their ethnicity will be pertinent to her backstory of being a journalist in Syria?? Not got that far yet). Something has happened resulting in Kate ending up being held by the police and questioned by a police Psychologist under the Mental Health Act...but we're not yet sure what she's done...
I'm not widely read in the realm of Psychological Thrillers but the cover shouts out to fans of The Girl on the Train. Trigger warning for domestic violence (the memories, whilst not heavy on violence, were still quite triggering for me) and the blood dreams are daaaaark. In fact it's these darker elements I found most compelling, bringing to life the realities of 'doing a job' of a war journalist in Syria and trying to marry that alternate reality with family life back in the UK.
By the way, those rose petals smelled absolutely devine. Like sherbert.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, published on this day in 1937. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Happy 80th Birthday to The Hobbit; the most wonderful, enchanting children’s tale. Reading The Hobbit changed my life. Before I read this book, I barely knew who Tolkien was. I’d only heard his name in conversation, and had certainly never read anything he’d published. But I fell in love with it - Middle Earth. Bilbo, Thorin, Gandalf, The Dwarves. The Shire, Erebor, Dale. All of it. Two years ago I went to bed feeling very nervous. It was the night before I started my first ever job, and I couldn’t settle to sleep. My parents suggested I read, and I went for a book I knew I could concentrate on - The Hobbit. It’s hard to put into words how much I love Middle Earth and all its characters, from Aragorn to Bilbo, Merry to Old Gaffer - and it’s all down to this. This, The Hobbit, is the book started it all