Happy Friday, friends! I don’t know about you all but this week has been absolutely insane and I cannot WAIT for the weekend. In an effort to slow down this morning before work, I took the nicest autumn walk and picked up all these perfect leaves and crabapples! 🤗❤️ Please never leave, outdoor fall weather. •
In other news, THE LOST QUEEN is getting better and better! Much to my surprise, there is a bit of a love story in the middle and our main character has already evolved quite a bit since the beginning. Already looking forward to this afternoon, when I can have some uninterrupted reading time...📖
💭What’re you all reading today? 💭
QOTD: Who is your favorite questionable male character?!
Hey and happy Saturday! I am off to work, but I wanted to stop in and say hi! Autumn is doing much better; they are still trying to balance her meds but she is in better spirits. I just want her to come home!
I am so excited for The Wicked King— I cant wait to find out what happens with Jude and Cardan! This delicious candle from @spideyscents drops me right into the middle of Elfhame with The Cruel Prince himself. .
QOTD: Who is your favorite questionable male character?!
"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them."
I always, ALWAYS have a book with me. (Many times more than one--you can TOTALLY trust me.😂) I have never bought an everyday purse/bag that isn't large enough to hold a hardback. You?
#partner@doubledaybooks recently sent me the newest from @johngrishamauthor - The Reckoning is his fortieth (FORTIETH!😱) book, and I am
l o v i n g it - I'm flying through and hope to finish it this weekend. If you enjoyed Sycamore Row, I think you'll really like this one. The Reckoning hits shelves this Tuesday!
My library hold for Stephen King's The Outsider came in a few days ago on the Libby app, and I've been reading that on my Kindle. My mama has been crowing about it since reading it a few weeks ago, and I was approximately reader #5,437 on the wait list the first time around, so I can't let that one get away from me. I only have 5 days left to finish it, but I always download my library ebooks and then turn on airplane mode so they don't disappear. Boom. Take that, due dates! #KindleNerd
What are your plans this weekend? What book is your nose stuck in?
1709592 days ago
✨What are some books or films that bring you comfort?✨
My favorite comfort read is the Harry Potter series, it takes me back to my childhood. A couple of my favorite comfort films: About Time, Beastly and The Age of Adaline.
I recently bought a bunch of books, including The Hating Game, for a week of comfort reading that I’m planning! Would you be interested if I do it as a readathon?🌝
• this was Kingsley Amis' second novel and is nowhere near as funny as Lucky Jim. Published in 1955 and told in the first person by John Lewis, a Welsh librarian who develops a roving eye for a local femme fatale which causes the expected problems with his wife and small children. Other than his lack of fidelity he is a likeable & self-deprecating character (like Kingsley Amis I gather) so the whole book made me feel conflicted. There is a particularly hilarious scene involving John Lewis putting on a traditional Welshwoman's costume, climbing out of windows & into bushes and being pursued by a policeman that did make me laugh out loud. The ending was good but it's very much a book 'of it's time' •
HAPPY SUNDAY 💕 I’m currently in bed with a shoulder injury (I’m in sook city) reading Broken Things by @lauren_oliver_books. I’m already halfway through and H O O K E D!!! Can’t wait to finish and share my thoughts with you all. .
QOTD - what has been the highlight of your weekend? .
AOTD - Last night I went to a comedy charity night to raise money for Ronald McDonald House with my best friend. .
P.S thank you to my dear friend @the_new_hope for the photo inspo 😘
27215 hours ago
What happens when a witch with a sweet tooth finds something even sweeter at her door step? Pure magic! #paranormalromance#romcom#fairytale
I, Geneve McCain, am a stress eater.
That's how I got stuck with a house made of gingerbread. Which is also how I ended up with some unexpected visitors banging against the side of my home.
Literally, doing the dirty!
How rude is that? I had half a mind to turn them into toads. If it hadn't been for that panty melting grin from that darn Hansel, I would have!
Now, he won't stop coming around. I don't know why. I'm not exactly welcoming. Not unless he has a thing for gingerbread.
But I can't stop thinking about him and that first day. Even my best of spells don't make my insides clench and my heart pound like he does.
I never expected to find a friend in this place let alone fall in love.
"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" I've gone through some hard things in the past couple years, things that were incredibly painful and made me wonder why God would make me go through them, but looking back I can see their purpose. I can see that if it weren't for those things, I would have lost a great opportunity to minister to others going through similar things. I wouldn't have grown in the ways I have. I wouldn't understand people or Scripture as well as I do. God has a plan, even when it's hard to see.
Tessa Emily Hall's book "Fallen Leaves" is coming out on October 26th. Pre-order here: #FallenLeavesBook#hope#faith#amreading#contemporaryfiction
▪"some fates cannot be avoided." - silver and bone▪
It's giveaway time!
To celebrate the second birthday of Silver and Bone, I'll be giving away TWO e-copies! All you need to do is follow these steps to be in to win:
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This giveaway will end on October 27th to give you a Halloween read! Giveaway accounts will not be included, and you MUST be following for your entry to count! Make sure you follow the steps!
Today's account shout-out goes to @brightboldandbookish, who took this photo!
“It’s good for you to think of this, son. Ponder. Worry. Stay up nights, frightened for the casualties of your ideology. It will do you good to realize the price of fighting.
I need to warn you of something, however. There aren’t any answers to be found. There are no good choices. Submissiveness to a tyrant or chaos and suffering. In the end I chose the second, though it flays my soul to do so. If we don’t fight, humankind is finished. We slowly become sheep to the Epics, slaves and servants—stagnant.
This isn’t just about revenge or payback. It’s about the survival of our race. It’s about men being the masters of their own destiny. I choose suffering and uncertainty over becoming a lapdog.” -Steelheart (Brandon Sanderson)
Bulan lalu akhirnya baca trilogi Reckoners juga dan lumayan suka, walaupun terus sadar aku memang kayaknya nggak lagi cocok sama genre fantasi (tapi masih belum bisa menyerah sama sci-fi). Karena udah malas kalau disuruh ngebayangin dunia lain buatan penulis, seringnya juga informasi yang masuk suka asal lewat kuping kanan keluar lagi kuping kiri, nggak suka dicermati. 😂😂 Apalagi yang dominan aspek action-nya gitu. Dah mending nonton film atau anime aja untuk genre ini. 🤗
What's your favorite part of a book, the beginning when all is unknown, the middle when you're safely ensconced inside the story, or do you race-read the end because the suspense is too much? Or maybe you experience grief when it's all over, a tangible sense of loss for the characters?
24416 hours ago
Happy Saturday! I had a completely different photo and caption planned for today, but @instagram decided that it wanted to “prepare” it for like 9 hours rather than actually post it 😒🤷🏻♀️ so I’m trying my luck with this instead!
I finished The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle the other night, which we’re reading for my book and brunch club, and I can’t wait to discuss it at the meetup tomorrow 😱 The plot was so intricate, and I loved the way the different characters’ lives wove together.
The main character was actually inhabiting several different bodies over the course of the book, but I feel like we still got to know all of them as people (their different strengths, weaknesses, values, etc.) I also wasn’t able to connect any of the dots, so all of the twists and turns surprised me 😂 I’m a very “along for the ride” reader, though; I come up with theories and guesses, but don’t try particularly hard to figure out the whodunnit. I like surprises, what can I say 🤷🏻♀️
One thing I didn’t enjoy was when the main character inhabited a large man’s body, so almost the entire POV was about his discomfort and limitations from being fat, sometimes inconsequential ones. It just really rubbed me the wrong way and I think could’ve been toned down A LOT 🙄
Do y’all read mysteries and try to figure out who the killer is/what happened?
59216 hours ago
This book looks amazing. I've heard great things. And the whole shield sisters idea of a group of women who are close friends and have each other's backs just makes my heart soar. .
There are women in my life, amazing friends, who get me. Who rejoice with me, cry with me, fight alongside me, and who love me for who I am. Those friendships mean more to me than they know. .
Count yourself blessed if you have even one friend like that. .
QotD: who is your favorite pirate? .
#octbookstagram18 sunken ships. I'm going to guess this book has them...
#fallintoautumn18 Bones! Does a Jolly Roger count? Aye!
“Ms Ice Sandwich” by Mieko Kawakami
I’m continuing my streak of reading Japanese books this year. I couldn’t resist this cover, and it’s a short little book. I thought I could finish it last weekend, but life and work got in the way so I just finished it this morning. • The narrator is an unnamed Japanese boy who is obsessed with the woman who sells him sandwiches every day. The boy lives with his mother and his father’s mother, but his father passed away when he was four. He struggles with school, friendship, connection. Everyday he goes to the grocery store and the woman behind the counter uses her small silver tongs to pull out sandwiches and place them in sacks. He’s intrigued by her light blue eyes, the color of ice. He becomes distraught when he hears other classmates, especially three popular girls, mocking the woman, claiming she had plastic surgery and an ugly face. • This isn’t a story about love, and it’s not creepy. The novel explores a phenomenon that only happens when we are young. We become interested, infatuated with different people, objects, and activities. We don’t always have the self-awareness to know why we feel the way we do, but the feelings are strong. The relationship between the narrator and the object of his fascination has the intensity of a crush, but isn’t sexual. The narrator isn’t creepy, he’s awkward and unsure of himself. In ninety pages, we are exposed to a developed world with complicated characters, and churning emotions, while the character deal with loss and connection. I highly recommend this novella to open minds, and broaden perspective of new cultures. • Trade Paperback • Fiction - Literary, Novella, Japanese • ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ • Found online and purchased through book depository.▪️ •
20016 hours ago
84 out of 1000
#Blink : The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by MalcolmGladwell
(239 pages) “When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think, by the deep inner needs of our nature.” –Sigmund Freud
This book touches on a brilliant idea: we make decisions rapidly, even if we can't always explain exactly HOW we make those decisions. I would recommend this to anyone interested in the human consciousness.
11116 hours ago
Ah, yes. My best relationships happened between the pages of books. Fall in love with a good book.
I have never read a self-help book. I guess I never thought they'd actually be, well, helpful. Someone who knows me too well suggested this book and I decided to borrow it just for the hell of it. Even if it doesn't help me tone down on the f*cks I give, maybe it'll help me allocate the ones I do give.
Loving my book sleeves from @threelittlecowgirls! The medium size is perfect for all of my paperbacks! Go check out her selection and don’t forget to use my code CANTQUITBOOKS10 for a discount! #threelittlecowgirls