Have you guys read ONE DAY IN DECEMBER by Josie Silver? It’s one of my favorite books that I read this time of year in 2018, and honestly I’m considering doing a reread at some point this month 😂. I love stories that follow characters throughout a series of years, and apparently I like to torture myself because I can’t resist the angst of unrequited love (and let me tell you, this book did not disappoint on that front). I would also recommend this book if you’re looking for a holiday/winter romance that doesn’t focus too much on the “Christmas” aspect. While it starts (and I believe it also concludes) in the month of December, it does take place year-round and there’s not too much emphasis on the impending holiday. Silver is also coming out with a new book next year titled THE TWO LIVES OF LYDIA BIRD, and it’s already acquired a solid number of positive reviews, so I definitely can’t wait to pick that one up. ☺️
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For whatever reason, Harry Potter is absolutely perfect and necessary during the holiday season. I recently got my brother into the HP movies, and we binge watched them over thanksgiving break. Sadly, I lost books 1 and 3 in my collection (edit: I found the first HP at a used bookstore yesterday but alas, this picture was already taken), but I want to do a re-read soon ✨Fun fact- I read the 7th book in one day 🤓Q: who else loves HP?!
I spent the morning helping a photographer friend prepare for their holiday Photography sessions. We shopped for props at vintage shops and department stores and even though it was exhausting I had so much fun. We spent about three hours brainstorming shoot ideas, backgrounds and prop arrangements and throughout it all I was in awe of them and their talent. I forgot how much joy I got from Photography, I wish I'd taken more than two courses in school. I'll be helping them again during the weekend and I feel like a kid the night before Christmas! Is there something that gives you lots of joy that you wish you made more time for? I have so much of my own work waiting for me but all I want is to go for a walk and take photos of basically everything.
This Haerfest Eva tote has been a staple in my wardrobe for the last month. It has fast become my everyday, every occasion bag. I don't know about you but it usually take me about a minute to find anything in my bag but I haven't had to deal with that with the Eva tote and you've no idea how happy that makes me. The structure, timeless design and the craftsmanship makes this bag a timeless piece. Is there an accessory of yours that you love to wear nearly every day? @Haerfest is currently having lots of holiday deals on their site so check them out. (gifted)
👉🏻 What are you reading this weekend?
Happy Friday! After a kinda busy day, came home to a stack of book mail on my porch... it was exactly what I needed to shift my mood! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Very excited to see what it is!
Also, I will be unboxing my @illumicrate The Cruel Prince box tonight on my stories, so stay tuned.. it is going to be amaaazing! Code BETTY5 will hook you up with savings on 3/6 month subscriptions. 🤗
Hello lovely people, it is almost Christmas. Are we prepared? What books do you have on your Christmas wish list?
Also, seeing as 2019 is coming towards an end, how are we all doing with our reading challenges? I'm still a bit of from finishing but I've been pretty good with my reading this month so far, reading almost a book a day so I am feeling pretty good about finishing my challenge. Don't feel pressured to finish your challenge if you feel you can't. Reading is about enjoying not comparing yourself to someone else who read 100 books when you read 50 books because 50 books is AMAZING AND YOU HAVE DONE SO WELL 💜💜 #bookstoread#bookobsessed#bookstagram#bookish#bookstagrammer#bookshelves#bookstore#bookishlove#bookphotography#bookworm#bookcommunity
I finished One Day in December this morning and I’m almost half way through The Kiss Quotient!
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What’s all this?! A finished piece of work?! Never! In all seriousness though, this is my longest drawing to date. 23 Hours altogether but obviously I’ve had little breaks in between. I didn’t work continuously for 23 hours 😂 but I don’t think I’ll be trying to do a big piece like this anytime soon. Next up is the last commission giveaway winners choice and then I can finally start getting Christmassy with all my drawings! I have a few ideas of portraits I wanna make Christmassy but do you guys have any requests? I’m hoping to do a fair few 🤞🏻
Have you read The Queen of Nothing yet? What did you think? I have, but try to keep the comments spoiler free for people who haven’t 🖤
Characters Jude Duarte, Cardan Greenbriar, Taryn Duarte, Locke, Vivienne, Heather, Madoc, Oriana, Oak and Nicasia belong to Holly Black and can be found in her Folk of the Air series in the books “The Cruel Prince” “The Wicked King” and “The Queen of Nothing”
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Tonight’s situation. Any other #bookstagram ppl read on a kindle? I used to be loyal to “traditional” books but about 10 years ago I got my first Kindle and haven’t looked back! I even get my e-books from the library now! Have a wonderful Friday everyone! #getlitwithlaur#bookworm#booknerd
Our city’s local library has a cool reading program for toddlers to read 1000 books before they get to Kindergarten. Cole started his chart I think when he was 1. Marking off books that I would read to him. But now that he knows how to read he reads at least 3 books a day all on his own and every time he finishes he runs to go mark it off on his reading chart. I love how reading makes him so excited! So he now has finished reading 700 books so far, at just 3 years old, so we went to turn it in and he picked out a prize and he’s already working on the next 100 chart to reach 800! #colebenjamin#3yearsold#littlereader#lovesbooks#bookworm#eaglemountainlibrary
@nazila.rizqi Piwiken everibadeh... Niatnya biar imut kyk kepsyennya mbak @annienamiez tapi kok malah bikin jijik ya. 🤣🤣🤣
Aku mau menjawab pertanyaan @bbbbookclub nih soal buku favorit selama 2019. .
Meski bacaanku gak sebanyak yg lain, karena dikit2 ngantuk, dikit2 (sok) sibuk dan segudang alasan lainnya. Dari bacaanku yg tak seberapa itu, aku comot beberapa buku yg aku sukai. .
1. Percy Jackson series. Meski buku ini terbitnya udah lama, tapi aku baru koleksi dan baca tahun ini. Ngenes yak.. 😢 yg bikin aku suka series ini, plot twistnya bikin merinding dr buku pertama sampai buku terakhir. Buku ini jg page Turner bgt. .
2. Aroma Karsa. Dari semua buku @deelestari aku paling suka buku ini. Ceritanya ngalir, tahu2 udah sampai halaman terakhir. Aku suka semua yg ada di buku ini. .
3. Setan Van oyot. Selain suka genre fantasi aku jg suka hisfic. Dan buku ini tuh bikin aku pingin gigit bantal saking keselnya. Kesel dlm arti yg baik ya. .
4. Lima Cerita milik Desi Anwar ini penuh sarkasme. Memang beda ya rasanya baca tulisan jurnalis. 😍
5. Orang2 Biasa milik @hirataandrea ini bikin aku tergelak, merinding, deg2an, dan penuh haru. Kisahnya sungguh inspiratif dan menghibur.
6. Holly Mother. Sumpah, buku ini bikin merinding. Twistnya bikin aku pening. .
. @bbbbookclub#buibubacabuku#buibubacabuku2019fav #bookaddict#booklover#bookloverindonesia#bookstagram#bookstagramindonesia#bookworm#booknerd#bookdragon#bookaholics#booksbooksbooks#readersofig
okay, book review time: “You” by Caroline Kepnes is not for the faint of heart, nor children as it’s got some heavy themes and mature content.
This book spooked me more than any Stephen King that I’ve read thus far as it’s real. Like truly real, and a total possibility for reality. However, it’s incredibly written and brilliantly designed so I recommend it! But to those that can handle it.
This book details the human psyche in such a genius and unique way, while being haunting but raw and real.
If you’ve read it let me know what you think! And if you haven’t, still share your thoughts! I love to hear various feedback #bibliophile#books#bookreview#litmajor#bookstagram#aesthetic#bookworm
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¿Cómo están? Pues yo tuve una semana muy rara, ya que me sentí muy feliz pero a la vez pasaron cosas que me dieron mucha rabia; pero ya la próxima salgo a vacaciones y pues súper feliz porque podré leer más💛
Por cierto, aquí recordando mi cactus cuando era pequeño y bonito. Les cuento que fracasé cuidando mis cactus, eran 6 y en estos momentos solo hay dos :( le fallé a hufflepuff, que terrible😂🙈. Pero supongo que iré aprendiendo y todo porque amoooo los cactus y quiero tener más en un futuro y definitivamente aprender a cuidarlos bien❤
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Fair play by Eve Rodsky
4 / 5 ⭐️
This book explores Fair Play, which is the method of dividing up duties in the home, creating a more balanced system. As the result the responsibilities don’t fall onto one person, freeing up more time for ‘unicorn space’ or for pursuing your passions. While the book targets families with kids, I found it to be very insightful or relatable for anyone running a household. Personally, I discovered I have an ‘I can do it better’ mentality vs. delegating tasks. Can anyone relate? I am definitely working on this! I loved this book so much! I wanted to absorb every detail and found myself taking notes the entire time. It was so real and honest, inspirational and relatable, all rolled into one.
Wences Casares grew up in Argentina, where the economy was constantly crumbling. Holding on to money was the same as losing it, so his family was always on edge. Massive, frequent inflation caused the price of goods to drastically change each day.
Here in the US, we understand inflation as something that happens slowly over time. Can you imagine if the value of a dollar changed every day?
Bitcoin is controlled by its users rather than a government, so its value isn’t subject to a country’s turmoil, like Argentina. That’s why Casares - and so many others - believe in virtual currencies, like Bitcoin, as the future of economics. The digital currency could change the way we handle money. 🤯
I know nonfiction books can be intimidating, and this unknown topic can make it even more so, but Digital Gold shares many captivating stories just like this one. - Ben
Fragmento tomado del libro: Cosas raras que se oyen en las librerias.
Este libro fue escrito por la asombrosa @jenvcampbell, es un libro asombroso, es un recuento de pequeñas conversaciones extrañas que tuvo la autora al ser vendedora de libros durante diez años, también se incluyen anécdotas de otros vendedores de libros, las anécdotas divierten mucho, al igual que las ilustraciones, hay desde encargos de niños a pedidos inusuales.
Where is your favorite bookstore?
“In a bookshop, he suddenly remembers who he is, from which Ithaca he has come.”
— from Bookshops by Jorge Carrión
The Bookshops by Jorge Cariòn was my favorite book that I read in March of this year. I picked it up at a bookstore in Bozeman, MT. The book itself is an excellent collection of meditations on bookstores: bookstores around the world, old bookstores, new bookstores, local bookstores, foreign bookstores, bookstores as politics and as community and bookstores of the future. It is at times somewhat rambling as though the reader is only incidental to Carrión’s musings but is overall very poignant and interesting.
Qotd: Where is your favorite bookstore?
Aotd: My favorite bookstore is The Book Lady secondhand bookshop in Savannah, GA. ☺️💕
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Have you finished your holiday shopping??
I think this year I'm actually doing pretty good. I made sure to support a lot of small shops.. .
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