September Blues 💙💙 I don't think that's a thing, but anyway, isn't it cool that my wrap-up stack for the ninth month has nine books 😃📚🙌🏻September was certainly a good month for my reading, I read these plus two short stories on my kindle. Thank you tagged publishers for my gifted books 🙏😊
Now, let's see what October brings🍁 I do want to read a few spooky reads in October and there are two that I plan on reading- first is The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox and the other is one of my highly anticipated reads of this year The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware which I've been saving for this month. 😀🙌🏻
Are there any that you'd like to recommend? I'd love to know which books you're planning to read this upcoming month 📚🤗
1364703:55 PM Sep 30, 2018
Book number 50 of #abookfromeverycountry - SOUTH KOREA
I’ll start off by saying I love the imagery and colours on this cover and that is what initially drew me towards the book. But like the old saying goes, ‘never judge a book by its cover’ - it was not at all what I was expecting! The most fitting word I would use to describe the storyline is ‘BIZARRE’. From start to finish it is perverse, morbid and odd. However, it was also weirdly compelling, and I found myself reading on to find out what happened to the characters (the main one being a nameless narrator who encourages people to go through with suicide, which he then writes about in his novel). I was disturbed but absorbed, almost the same feeling as when watching a horror movie or a psychological thriller, except there was nothing directly scary or violent about it... if anyone else has read this, what did you think? ⭐️⭐️⭐️
P.s I feel like I’ve hit a real milestone by getting to 50 countries with my reading challenge!
Normally not a big movie person but I watched @crazyrichasians when it came out in August and LOVED IT! 😍✨ Especially @gemma_chan playing Astrid (talk about my ultimate #girlcrush) 🙈🤩 I recently bought the book at @costco and decided to read it 🙌🏽 Those of you who watched the movie and read the book - what are your thoughts? 💕
Hurray! Birthday book stack. If you haven't watched my birthday book haul video on YouTube, then go and watch it. I hope you enjoy it. So these are the books that I got on my birthday. As it was taken on 20th October, I cannot show you guys here what else did I get after that. I got two urdu novels afterwards and I hope to love them too. From this stack, you guys already know that I have read Bridge of Clay. My last post contains its review so go and check it out. I hope you guys read Bridge of Clay too and cry a lot.
QOTD : Which book from his stack should I read and review next? (Nof bridge of Clay as it is already uploaded).
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Hello all! Happy Monday! 😘
Just wanted to remind you real quick that you can only get my Halloween bookmarks until next Wednesday so if you want them make sure to grab them before then! November's special edition box with the extra item will only be available until tomorrow so check that out too! 😊
Also, I didn't get a chance to reveal my new bookmarks yesterday so keep an eye out for the reveals later today! 😉
🎃 Photo by @linaslibrary!
Happy Monday everyone! Are you participating in this month's @shelflovecrate challenge? Today's prompt is "Darkling sticker and black"! Not much black here but I wanted to show off this gorgeous sticker that came in September's box and was designed by @noverantale! 🖤
Make sure to join too for a chance to win a free box! 😉
Currently waiting for my class to begin and we have some bleak weather here today so the classroom feels quite cosy! I will catch up with everything when I'm done tonight! 😊
...and therefore when we look at wild populations we may expect to see cheating and selfishness within families. The phrase 'the child should cheat' means that genes that tend to make children cheat have an advantage in the gene pool.
If there is a human moral to be drawn, it is that we must teach our children altruism, for we cannot expect it to be part of their biological nature. #RichardDawkins#SelfishGene#SeptemberReads 📚
"A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest."
3327 hours ago
“But again and again there comes a time in history when the man who dares to say that two and two make four is punished with death. The schoolteacher is well aware of this. And the question is not one of knowing what punishment or reward attends the making of this calculation. The question is one of knowing whether two and two do make four” - Albert Camus, The Plague
We all have to face the unexpected sometime. It might be a sick family member or a loved one, it might be you that the great pain hits - either way, we at some point have to come to terms with over own vulnerability and our mortality.
‘The Plague’ is about facing the unexpected event. About facing death, even living with it, as many of us will have to at some point. When we encounter the unexpected it may suddenly be impossible to go on living as we used to. The city of Oran gets put under quarantine and as a result, everything stops. A new dawn and a new life shine on the citizens of Oran and it is up to them to face or break under the plague.
Under the reign of disease, the citizens discover there own bravery and morality. Perhaps the truest moral of all, because nobody had any reason not to act virtuously before whilst under the newfound crisis, benevolence means sacrifice. All that pain, suffering, and fear gives the people knowledge of themselves. They now know they can conquer fear - which might be the greatest treasure of all.
‘The Plague’ is a story about an unjust nature against humans who themselves are just. It is a great story about the many facets of human nature that under stress can produce lessons beyond the immediate crisis. A masterpiece of existential questions, about facing the unknown, affirming the Dionysian an as result emerging more compassionate and resilient.
I do have the recommendation that you read the Camus “the stranger” first, as these books share a universe and have parallel events that give rise to some really interesting observations and creative storytelling.
15747 hours ago
Good morning 😊
Off to school, off to another exam. I haven’t taken this many tests in 2 years and it’s super overwhelming tbh.
Anyway, here’s my day 2 photo for the #illumicratemagicandmayhem challenge, even if I’m one day behind but we’ll see to that later today 😊
I’m currently reading Escaping from Houdini, I’m 100 pages in and loving it! So far it’s interesting and I have absolutely no idea who’s behind the murders.
What are you all reading this week? 😊
QOTD: What is your favorite retelling? I read Geekerella and absolutely loved it. 😍 Can’t wait for The Princess and the Fangirl! My absolute favorite retelling is #Cinder which is also a Cinderella retelling so I just had to feature both. 💕
84th 🎆 read in 2018:
#Geekerella by @_ashposton ➖➖➖➖➖
@lisetteart sells these beautiful stickers to create vegan awareness. Please go check out her shop on Etsy! 💕
Currently Playing 🎶: "Never Been In Love” by @willjaymusic (I recently discovered his music and his makes me melt! 💕)
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Hello Book🤓s *sigh*
So many books...so little time... Are you partial to HC, Trade or PB???
Or do you prefer EBook or Audio?
I enjoy audio as long as the narrator is good but I’m all about a beautiful HC... love the feel of a book, the flipping of the pages and the smell of paper!
I don’t crack my spines at all, I definitely don’t fold the corners and I only use super thin bookmarks 🤪crazy right??? They are just so beautiful!
Colorful leaves everywhere
Afternoon coffee shop hangs
Pasta sauce made from scratch
Hocus Pocus with favorite friends
These are a few of my favorite things. Fall, can you stay for forever please?
What are you all currently reading?
I started this at some point during this past week (can't remember the exact day and I blame it on the wine I had earlier 😂) and so far it's super intriguing! My gorgeous copy came in September's @shelflovecrate and you can still use my code DEMMI10 to save on your subscription! 😊
And now I'll go to bed because, like I said, I had a bit of wine earlier (or a lot) so I'm afraid that if I keep this going I'll start blabbering nonsense! Though Will Herondale did say once that there's plenty of sense in nonsense if you wish to look for it, didn't he? Okay, I'm leaving now! 😂
Good night bookstagram world! 😘
1721015 hours ago
Evening reading by the beach. You can't tell from the picture but I was actually sat on a huge balcony overlooking the sea and it was wonderful.
When I left home the day was still sunny and warm. By the time I got here the mist was coming down and it was getting somewhat chilly. It was still a lovely evening though. This week has been rather busy so I haven't made huge inroads into 'Jonathan Starnge and Mr Norrell' but I am so much enjoying it and was very glad to pick it up again.
27115 hours ago
Hey guys how's it going first manga of #mangathon done!! And its review time!! This is definitely a manga for avid fairy tail fans who do not want to buy all 63 of the original series of the manga. This was a really fun adventure with the main ladies of fairy tail. I enjoyed it though there were some moments that were a tad racy but though the artstyle is not exactly the original but it was close enough that people can still appreciate it. And every one of the 4 girls got to shine in some form or fashion which is what I am really glad about. One thing I was a little sad about was that there wasnt a lot of other characters other than the four and that the secondary adventure happened really quickly. Because of these points I have to give this a 4.5 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this and I cannot wait to continue the series eventually!!! #bookstagram#bookreview#avidreaderfeature#avidreader#bookstagrammer#bookstagramfeatures#manga#fairytail#fairytailgirls#spinoff#lovethis#fairytailotaku#mangareview