Are you a parent? If so how many kids do you have? No kids yet? Do you want kids? How many would be ideal to you?
I have found it so amazing how many other mothers I’ve connected with here on #bookstagram. I think we can all relate to those endless nights rocking your baby back to sleep for the thousandth time because they’re teething and in pain. The constant toys sprinkling the floor and if you’re not careful one will wind up being the culprit to your tumble down the stairs (in my case at least 😂). The daily questioning, “when did I become a jungle gym?” Or maybe I just gave birth to monkeys 🤷🏼♀️. The racing out the door. The opening up the chip bag while still browsing the grocery store because, “mommy I’m hungry!” They’re always hungry! The hugs, the cuddles, the kisses goodnight. It’s all part of the endless job of parenting. Because let’s be real whether you’re two or twenty-five, you still always need your mama 😉
It’s time for another unboxing of the Scribbler box from @goscribbler! This is a fantastic monthly subscription box for writers, and readers alike. This month’s box included:
✏️Sadie by Courtney Summers
✏️Page flags from Girl of All Work
✏️Organic tea from Big Heart Tea Co.
✏️A J K Rowling magnet
✏️Am exclusive art print
✏️A writing passport, by Courtney Summers teaching you how to master Breaking Writing Rules.
✏️An invitation to chat with Wednesday Books’ editorial director, Sarah Goodman
Can’t wait to see what’s in next month’s box! Do you subscribe to a monthly book subscription box? What’s your favourite item to get in a monthly book box?
“‘You could rattle the stars,’ she whispered. ‘You could do anything, if you only dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you the most.’” (399)
Any Maas fans out there? The ACOTAR series has been one of my favorites of the last few years so I am very excited to dig into the Throne of Glass series finally. •
There weren’t any major moments for me in this book, but I enjoyed getting to know the characters. I can’t wait to see how they continue to develop. Plus, who doesn’t love just a touch of magic? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
RECKLESS LOVE by Kelly Elliott
Cowboys & Angels Book 7
Release day : Jan 8th 2019
The first time I kissed Scarlet, I knew I was in trouble.
The night I slept with her, my life changed forever.
The day I found out I was going to be a father, I ran from her.
Now that I’ve been given a second chance I won’t be so reckless.
Will my love be enough to prove to her that even in the darkest times I won’t repeat the past?
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Free to Run is LIVE & @traceyjerald is TAKING OVER #KinkyGirlsAfterDark SUNDAY October 21st at 9pm EST to #Celebrate!! Make sure you’re there!
Alison Freeman met Keene Marshall because of a dare she wholeheartedly regrets accepting.
As her family's corporate lawyer, Alison discards the idea of love as quickly as she negotiates contracts. Brutally. She realizes she's been a fool over Keene—who is now intimately embedded in her family. It only adds to the enormity of emotions churning inside about her life.
Keene Marshall is arrogant enough to know his time with Alison left a lasting impression. He has yet to determine what place she's going to hold in his life, but he knows there will be one. They burn too hot for there not to be.
Having closed himself off from his humanity for so long, finding Alison again presents its own set of challenges. Keene struggles with everything from his family to the walls Alison persistently builds between them. And he can't handle the emotions that come with being denied what he wants.
Alison's wary of Keene. Something is holding her back, except every time his lips touch hers, she's flung into the race of her life for the one thing she claims she never wanted to win. ***Although set in the same world as Free to Dream, this is a standalone, contemporary romance with dark and suspenseful undertones***
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I'll start off by saying I really enjoyed this book.
It's a classic fairytale with all the fairytale elements taken out of it and it what was left was a very real; albiet entirely fiction, depiction of medieval England. It was almost a commentary on the status of women and class in that period.
I did very much adore Agnes, and her sensible practicality. She was anything but the Evil Stepmother, and while she herself believed that she had not treated Ella as well as she could have, I think she did the best she could in her circumstances. And while Ella may not have liked a lot of Agnes' decisions from her perspective it sort of makes sense.
What I especially loved was the very definite possibility that Ella is not neurotypical. Because you can't say she's never learnt how to interact with others since her father was so eccentric and her mother was definitely schizophrenic, since she had been raised by the practical and pragmatic Agnes. But she is also a spoiled brat and I like this because it makes the perfect princess character human.
Also really glad that Agnes got her happy ending, because she deserved it.
Thanks once again @tbb_box great choices this month!
"It's not so much the pain. It's more the actual knife. Pretending the picture is perfect. I cut myself to sleep. I close my eyes for a second. And curse my fragile soul. I scream to hide that I'm lonely. The echo calls my name.." ☠
Day 20 of the October #grimdragon challenge.
BARKER TWO DAYS IN A ROW!
Okay, so I'm super hard to scare. Perhaps because I had horrendous night terrors as a kid & nothing has ever quite penetrated that brick wall of hell beastial terror since, or maybe it is Stephen King's fault. The first time I read IT was the last time I was truly scared while reading a book. I was 10! I have never really been afraid of clowns. They annoy me more than anything. But there is something inherently sinister about painting on a smile & pretending to be something other than your true self. (Clowns are like American politicians!) It wasn't even Pennywise, the clown that lives in a sewer & eats kids that did it. Just this ominous feeling of dread throughout the entire book. The feeling of the unknown. Of not being able to control outside forces.
The Damnation Game was not the book to break through that wall. It's more gory than anything, involving incest; self-mutilation; even an undead dog that keeps eating the meat from his body! However, there's this fucking bonkers character called Razor-Eater. No, not from Star Wars. The quite chilling character from Clive Barker's beautifully fucked up mind, in his first full-length novel. The Razor-Eater is a child killer, a cannibal. My favorite character from the book! Both horrific, funny & sad. And well, he literally eats razors at one point! Dude. The imagery of that is just.. stomach churning. PUKE CITY! He definitely provides some spine shivers!
I want to be....an archaeologist. Well, I did when I was younger. One of the things I remember a lot from my childhood aside from family memories, is going to historical places on friend trips and on family vacation with my parents. I think that’s where my love for history came from. I remember being at Monticello and the archaeologists were digging and finding amazing things. I thought how cool that would be to unearth history! .
Well that never happened because I would have had to be good at science and math. But what I really loved is history. Now my son at 7 years old wants to be an archaeologist and paleontologist. I want to cultivate that love and interest so he can hopefully one day pursue and achieve that dream. Then I can vicariously live through him 😊 maybe he will let me come along on a few digs. .
This is a cool book from Usborne Books and More! It’s called ’I Want To Be An Astronaut’ and goes through a bunch of ideas of a kid playing pretend. Let me know if you want a copy and I can hook you up 🙂
[ringrazio la casa editrice @harpercollinsit che mi ha gentilmente fornito a titolo gratuito una copia di questo libro, tutte le mie opinioni restano personali]
"Cordialmente, Perfido", anzi chiamandolo con il suo titolo originale, "Truly, Devious" è un giallo young adult che segue due timeline differenti, entrambe ambientate in un prestigioso ed esclusivo college del Vermont e legate da episodi di omicidi che seguono una dinamica fin troppo simile: da una parte il 1936, dall'altra l'età contemporanea. Il motivo per cui ho letto questo libro con entusiasmo sono i continui riferimenti, sia espliciti che impliciti, alla grande tradizione dei gialli e in particolare a Sherlock Holmes (uno dei miei personaggi letterari preferiti) nella caratterizzazione della protagonista Stevie, il tutto messo in relazione con elementi di pop culture come i podcast e i forum. Purtroppo però questo romanzo soffre di pecche abbastanza gravi nel ritmo della narrazione e nel taglio dato alla storia - che ricordo essere la prima parte di una trilogia. Quindi, alla fine della fiera, lo consiglio? Sì, se siete amanti del genere, magari teenager che hanno scoperto i gialli attraverso le serie TV o gli adattamenti cinematografici, e volete una nuova prospettiva sulle dinamiche d'indagine; non particolarmente se cercate una storia autoconclusiva o non avete alcuna conoscenza pregressa nel mondo del crimine (che detto così suona male, ma mi riferisco appunto alle indagini😅) Potete trovare questo romanzo in libreria e negli Store online. 3.5/5🌟
Sawkill Rock is a beautiful island with a terrible secret. Over the last century girls have gone missing without a trace. When Marion and her mom and sister move to the island the disappearances suddenly accelerate. Sawkill Girls is told from four perspectives, Zoe, the daughter of the sheriff and determined to solve the mystery of the missing Sawkill girls, Marion, the new girl on the island, Val, the most popular girl in school who is hiding a dark family secret and the island itself. I really enjoyed this book. While it sounds kind of crazy to have part of the book told from the island's POV, it worked really well and ended up being some of my favorite parts of the book. All three of the main characters are powerful, strong women, sometimes you love them, sometimes you hate them but you always feel with them. I am not usually a fan of horror but this book was well done, creepy and captivating.
When I saw the shelf talker for this at One More Page Books (I believe it was something like “Gilmore Girls + baked goods”), I was sold! This is one of my #currentlyreading books and I’m loving it so far. What are you reading this weekend?
When the bookstagram community puts out a call, you answer. The ever-awesome @jennsbookvibes was hacked and lost EVERYTHING. Her account, all of her photos, her friends, everything. I would be in a puddle of my own tears, but she managed to save her account name at the last second and has begun the process of rebuilding.
This #emergencyrainbowstack 🌈 is for you, Jenn. I hope you spend the weekend reading, having a few drinks and getting ready for your epic return to bookstagram.