Hey, romance readers! I'm so happy to be working with @happilyeverinsta_tours and @authordanielleallen to bring you the book Sweatpants Season! 😍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Here's the synopsis:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
He has a big…smile. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It was the first thing I noticed that day until he stood. His grey sweatpants hung off his hips and I didn’t want to look. I really didn’t. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m a feminist. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I don’t believe in objectifying men. I don’t catcall men. I don’t ogle the bodies of men. I don’t view men as objects of my affection rather than complex people with feelings, wants, and needs of their own. I don’t treat men the way society often treats women. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I treat men the way I want to be treated as a woman—with respect! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So, when Carlos ran into me while I was reviewing my interview questions in the park, it surprised me to see my photography classmate out of context. I was also surprised to see as much of him as I did.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It wasn’t just that it caught my eye. It was the fact that it held my attention.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It wasn’t just that it was large. It was the fact that it was visibly large.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It wasn’t just that it was Carlos Richmond. It was the fact that I am Akila Bishara.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And I am not seduced by anything other than intelligent conversation, witty rapport, and meaningful actions.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I am not seduced by a dick print. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I am not. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Seriously, I’m not.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You can get your copy now on Amazon - https://amzn.to/2NWCbXd . It looks like a great slow burn!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill - a chilling ghostly story where the images of the haunted Eel Marsh House and it’s bleak marshlands are so powerful and convincing it feels like you are right there alongside Arthur Kipp stranded on the island.
Arthur Kipp, a young solicitor, comes to Crythin Gifford to sort out the papers of the late Mrs Drablow. Upon arriving at the village Arthur soon realises that the villagers are unwilling to talk about the house and its former occupants.
Arthur narrates the story - at first confident, carefree, slightly arrogant, then gradually more and more fearful. His changing voice gives the story its terrifying immediacy so that you shudder with him. Susan Hill does an incredible job of building the tension and the dramatic change in the weather, the constant descending mist makes the reader feel suffocated. Arthur scrambling around to create better light in the house as the mist engulfs the house and surrounding hill had me reaching for the nearest light switch.
I’m not a big fan of scary books for the obvious reasons but this was a compulsive and truly frightening read and I’d highly recommend it if you fancy something chilling right up until the last page.
Sadie Sadie Sadie. I read this beast in one short day. I was supposed to be writing but I honestly didn’t want to put it down until I found out what happened.
SADIE by @summerscourtney (that’s Courtney Summers btw) is written like a thriller. Sadie’s sister was brutally murdered and after months of not much effort by the local police, Sadie sets out to find the killer. .
More than a year later we learn about Sadie’s disappearance when a radio personality, West McCray, attempts to track her down and serializes it on a podcast. .
With stark and lyrical storytelling we learn that Sadie and her sister were victims of child sexual abuse and Sadie is convinced their abuser is also Mattie’s killer. .
I won’t tell you anymore. I probably already said too much. But I don’t feel bad. I want to address one of the most compelling things about SADIE. At first West doesn’t really care about another missing girl. Girls go missing all the time, right? But the deeper he gets into the story the more he sees through his own privilege. It’s easy to dismiss another missing girl, unless you’re a girl. .
Great read. Buy it.
Hello, Sunday! The last day of the weekend... I hope all went well today, and hope that you’re not dreading Monday already (like me😭). Today I have a fun fact for you guys! Did you know, when you’re bored four parts of your brain are working to create something to think about? Think about it for a moment.
Touched (Sense Thieves #1) by Corrine Jackson is an epic book. This book follows a girl who has the ability to heal whoever she touches - but she takes on the injuries that she heals. After going through the abuse of her stepfather, she finds herself moved away from her mom into her dads. There, she meets the Blackwell’s. They are three siblings who live together. One of them ,Asher, finds out who she is. How does he know? Is he like her? Can he heal people? Will she be able to figure out who she really is, and what her heart really wants?
"Our dragon doesn't eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley."
"It is the first day of November" - Best first lines for #finnfury ..
I can understand why some people might not like Uprooted, it's written in a very specific style to give it that fairytale feeling, and the plot is a bit of a slow burn. But I really enjoyed it, and I loved the idea of having the Wood itself as the villain, super creepy! Can't wait to get my hands on Spinning Silver. ..
Cinnamon - favourite candle scent for #bamoctober18 - I love anything sea-scented like this World-building candle, but I can't ever choose just one favourite, so also roses like the teeny pink candle (it happens to be Joffrey, but you can't have everything, right)
My local store finally started carrying the mini pumpkins so here’s an updated autumn shelfie for you with my little pumpkin stack! 🍁 🎃 .
This is the typical background that is usually blurred for my photos (there is much more shelf not captured in this small frame.) Bookstagram helps me keep my shelves looking pretty which always makes my writing room seem more inviting. 😁
Are your bookshelves usually on the more organized or messy side of things?
📚 #AlltheBooksOct18 - shelfie Sunday!
📚 #BookishOct18 - #shelfiesunday
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