Mini Book Reviews!
Mini Book Reviews!
Does anyone else wish that Kim Harrison’s Hollows series would be turned into films?
These books are to die for.
Happy Tuesday everyone! 🦸 Do you enjoy superhero stories? For me, it depends. It also needs to feel possible, you know? I really liked Illusive, if you haven’t read it I very much recommend it. 🦸 Did anyone else watch Loki? While I’m generally a little burnt out on the MCU, I’ve been looking forward to this for a while, and the first episode did not disappoint! 🦸 #Bookstagram #BookishGirl #BookBlogger #BookDragon #TheLiteraryPhoenix #Illusive #EmilyLloydJones #SuperheroStories #BooksBooksBooks #Bookworm #ILoveBooks #PaperbackBooks #BooksOutside #ReadBooks #BookObsessed https://www.instagram.com/p/CQI8WRHrBku/?utm_medium=tumblr
🔥🔥HOT NEW RELEASE🔥🔥 TELL ME I’M YOURS by @authorj.s.scott is LIVE! #1ClickHere: Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08P6B8WXP Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08P6B8WXP Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08P6B8WXP Amazon AU https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B08P6B8WXP Free in KU Is there more to the spoiled, entitled, British billionaire man-whore than what I see on the surface? I really want to hate Dylan Lancaster. He hurt my best friend, and nearly destroyed her relationship with his identical twin brother. So, I decide that someone needs to rein him in so he doesn't try to demolish the couple completely before their wedding takes place. Unfortunately, the only woman who would try to take on that impossible task is...me. It's only six weeks, right? Surely I can tolerate the womanizing, obnoxious jerk and keep him out of trouble so that no more of his scandals hit the media before his brother's wedding. I'm a public relations crisis manager. Squashing bad press is what I do, and I do it extremely well for my high profile clients. What I don't count on is actually starting to like the glimpses of the real Dylan I begin to see underneath all of his cynicism. Nor did I ever imagine that I'd become so attracted to him that I could barely breathe every time he gets close to me. Dylan is a man who has suffered profound emotional pain. I can sense it. I can feel it. The question is: Can I possibly reach the real Dylan Lancaster before it's too late? Note: This is an enemies to friends to lovers British billionaire romance with an American heroine. I'd recommend reading Damian's story first in Tell Me You're Mine, Book 1 of The British Billionaires to enhance your reading pleasure. #newrelease #bookobsessed #needtoreaditnow #booknerdigan #bookaholic #ilovebooks #booksbooksbooks #shelfie #bookstagram #wildfiremarketingsolutions https://www.instagram.com/p/CQI7KgHr53T/?utm_medium=tumblr
(Different Strokes Podcast !!!)
I’m living my life just fine then a piece of literature emotionally destroys me
for somebody so young, Anne Frank was so smart, witty and clever and had the ability to REALLY tap into her emotions. throughout her journey in the Annexe she grew up to become such an amazing young girl and towards the end she stated that she became the true version of herself 😭 as sad as some parts were i loved reading about her experiences and i think the fact that she was writing in a diary whilst she was in hiding is just so brave? from the age 12-14 just writing down her experiences. at some point in her diary, Anne stated ‘i want to go on living even after my death’ and that is exactly what happened 🥺 i just feel really sad thinking about what she had to go through at such a young age. she deserved so much better
I’m excited to read this!! 🧸💌🌞⭐️
Will 10/10 get distracted while cleaning shelves and turn it into a shoot
It always makes me a little sad when you laugh," Julian went on. "The way it sort of takes you by surprise. I love it, it has that sweet sincerity that's the best part of you, but it still kills me how you never seem to expect it. All I want to do is make you happy, and you're the unhappiest person I've ever met.
Micah Nemerever, These Violent Delights
Do you have any favorite bookstores? ▪︎ My favorite local bookstore is Changing Hands, but where we went on vacation earlier this month there is a delightful bookstore in downtown Columbus, Ohio, called The Loft. I wish I'd taken a picture. I came home with five books, two of which are cookbooks. I definitely need to visit this cafe in New York, but for now I'll enjoy making recipes. ▪︎ #cookbook #reader #readersofig #bookrec #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #igbooks #instabooks #booksofinstagram #bookblogger #bookgram #mybookstaengagement #booksbooksbooks #allthebooks #bookaesthetic #booknerdigans #booknerd #bookaholic #bookworm #booklover #booklove #bookish #bookaddict #bibliophile #reading https://www.instagram.com/p/CQIISaOrmrZ/?utm_medium=tumblr
Couldn’t be more excited to share that my poetry book “The Moon Taught Me” will be available for pre-sale SOON!
I can’t wait for you to read it! 🙌🏾📚🌙
Follow @poetrybymarine for poetry and quotes
💬 Have you read any debuts this year that you loved? . Thank you to @booksparks for gifting me this copy of Things We Lost to the Water by @ericnguyenisok! A stunning debut novel about an immigrant Vietnamese family who settles in New Orleans and struggles to remain connected to one another as their lives are inextricably reshaped. Is this one on your TBR? . . . s u m m a r y ⇣ When Huong arrives in New Orleans with her two young sons, she is jobless, homeless, and worried about her husband, Cong, who remains in Vietnam. As she and her boys begin to settle in to life in America, she continues to send letters and tapes back to Cong, hopeful that they will be reunited and her children will grow up with a father. But with time, Huong realizes she will never see her husband again. While she copes with this loss, her sons, Tuan and Binh grow up in their absent father's shadow, haunted by a man and a country trapped in their memory and imagination. As they push forward, the three adapt to life in America in different ways: Huong takes up with a Vietnamese car salesman who is also new in town; Tuan tries to connect with his heritage by joining a local Vietnamese gang; and Binh, now going by Ben, embraces his adopted homeland and his burgeoning sexuality. Their search for identity--as individuals and as a family--threatens to tear them apart. But then disaster strikes the city they now call home, and they must find a new way to come together and honor the ties that bind them. . . . h a s h t a g s ⇣ #src2021 #booksharks #booksparks #thingswelosttothewater #ericnguyen #adultfiction #historicalfiction #bookpage #openbook #titlepage #debutnovel #booklover #bookrecommendations #booksbooksbooks #readersofinstagram #amreading #smallmomentsofcalm #livelifebeautifully #lovelysquares #stillography #mybeigelife #neutraltones #capturequiet #chooselovely #bookgram #themagicofbookstagram (at New Orleans, Louisiana) https://www.instagram.com/p/CQHo4J6t_od/?utm_medium=tumblr
if you read ya romance stuff, this post is for you!!!
does anyone notice that, in ya writing, if a woman desires a man, she is always ‘incomplete?’ for example, “The fire he’d ignited under her skin pooled low in her stomach, reminding her of how empty she felt, how desperately she needed to be filled up.” (a touch of darkness)
meanwhile, when a man desires a woman, she is adding to his whole. his desire for her is almost a greed. like, ‘i’m complete, but i want her as well.’
even ignoring the possessive nature of this, and how it often portrays women as objects, i find issues with this.
just the idea that a partner completes you as opposed to yourself is an unhealthy mindset. it is even more unhealthy that we push this narrative into men far more often than we do men.
a partner does not complete you. a partner is there to support and love you. you are already complete. it is not a partner’s responsibility to solve your problems. a partner should be there to share in life experiences and assist you when appropriate, and the exchange should be mutual.
let me know your thoughts!! if you’ve noticed this, how you feel about it, etc.
59 Dirty Dom- Sarah Bailey
If you are looking for just romance and smut then this is your book. Dom and Clara are adorable. The feeling of newness for the both of them is great. It was funny and sad and sexy and cute all in one. The steam is phenomenal! I couldn't believe how steamy this was. I wasn't expecting the level of spice this had but wow did I love it. I'm impressed and I can't wait to read more form Sarah.
“The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – that you'd thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you've never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it's as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.” - inspired me to make this
Some iced coffee and a good book and I’d be all set🤍
I hope everyone is having a relaxing summer so far! I went to the beach and then started my online summer classes last week. I’m taking a literature class titled “The Heroic Quest” that is focused on Katabasis (a journey to the underworld) in literature and also an intro to film class. They are just gen eds that I wanted to get out of the way, but so far they have been really interesting! I had these old notebooks that are narrow ruled that I wanted to use and just for fun I exercised my creative mind on their covers:)