"Evet, sayın izleyiciler. Büyük bir dövüş müsabakasında Yandan Yemiş Bruce ve Civciv Nehir karşılaşıyorlar.
İnanılmaz bir rekabet. Böyle bir müsabaka dövüş sporları tarihinde görülmemiştir." Emre kendi çapında eğleniyordu. "Yandan yemiş ha!" Okan son sürat üzerime geldi. Tekmesinden edilerek kaçtım. "Yandan Yemiş'ten fiyakalı bir tekme geçiyordu, ama Civciv Hanım kaçtı." Emre'ye kimse aldırmıyordu. "Ya ne peki?" dedim, geride kalan ayağına bir tekme atarken. Canı yanmış gibi görünmüyordu. "Ortalık kızışıyor. Civciv, büyümüş de tekme atıyormuş." "Biraz sonra öğrenirsin." Okan, sözlerinin ardından arkaya doğru koşmaya başladı. Ne yaptığını anlamıyordum. Duvara tırmanmaya başladığında şaşkınlıkla ağzımı açtım.
Birkaç adım çıktı ve dönerek bana doğru geldi.
Emre, "Civcivim, işin bitti yavrum," dedi.
Eh, o kadarını anlamıştım. Onun sözlerinden bile daha hızlı zemini öpmüştüm. "Lanet olsun! Kaburgam kırıldı sanırım," dedim. Hâlâ yerde yatıyordum. .
“I need not be full to be significant. I need not be whole to be beautiful.”
She has no idea where she is, or why she is dead. And there are others, and with no memories, they’ve fallen out of their graves to Under, a dark place of dirt and secrets. As Key tries to remember her past, the murders begin. Bodies burnt to a crisp, and this time, the dead stay dead.
If you aren’t taken in by just the quote and synopsis above, then I just don’t know what to say! 😆 I fell in love from the very start, and finished the book rather quickly; I just couldn’t put it down!
Yes, it’s a bit slow, but if you can expect that going in, I think you’ll enjoy it more. It’s slow in the sense that Key awakens with no memory, so she has to come to terms with where she is, explore her surroundings, and be introduced to all the other people in Under. I really appreciate the time the author took to build the different characters; it added to the mystery of trying to figure out who the murderer was. It’s also quite obvious when flashbacks begin and end, and although at first we don’t know who the characters are in the flashbacks, it just adds more to the mystery! I was constantly trying to figure out who was who and it was so exciting!
Smoke and Key had vibes of a macabre, romantic combination of Sherlock and The Corpse Bride. I’m not a lover of romance in my books, and although there is a love-triangle situation, it didn’t affect the story negatively for me, nor was the romance cringy or over-the-top. What a stunning imagination Sutton must have to invent such a wonderfully developed story from the view of the dead. I was fully invested in Key’s story, and yes, tears were shed. Definitely give this delightful and eerie story a try! “We are ghosts, but we are the ones being haunted.” 5/5 #bibliophilicferretreviews .
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555519 May, 2019
The Beautiful and the Damned by F Scott Fitzgerald.
Okay, confession time - I have NEVER read any F Scott Fitzgerald apart from The Great Gatsby. Every time I go to pick one up I get this strange feeling of meh...I don't know why!
Can you guys recommend me a good book by him please? I feel like I really need to just read one and get on with it - I love the era, I like his writing style so I just need a good recommendation!
unpopular book opinion: breakfast at tiffany’s wasn’t that great. or really good at all, actually - so many of you guys said it was your favorite novella when i asked a few posts back, so i had quite high expectations. my biggest issue with the book was that it was racist and hugely stereotypical of the lgbtq+ community, specifically lesbians - although the narrator is generally perceived as gay. one could argue that it was a product of it’s time, but c’mon, there are so many better and non-racist stories out there that you could dedicate your time to before this one.
besides the racism and arguable homophobia, the story itself seemed a bit flat. none of the characters other than holly really had much depth, even our protagonist - he felt quite wishy washy to me. holly golightly herself is an entirely different issue - she annoyed me to no end and i don’t see how anyone could be charmed by her. she came off as the original manic pixie dream girl - a stock character who, it’s important to note, exists in the narrative almost solely to “inspire a greater appreciation for life in a male protagonist,” in the words of film critic nathan rabin.
the story itself never drew me in, either - so on the whole, i was pretty disappointed. for those of you who’ve read breakfast at tiffany’s what are your thoughts? especially if you did like it - i’d love to hear why!
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104 hours ago
Hi beauties! Today I am teaming up with @TLCBookTours and @williammorrowbooks to feature Resistance Women by @jenniferchiaveriniauthor. -
SYNOPSIS: After Wisconsin graduate student Mildred Fish marries brilliant German economist Arvid Harnack, she accompanies him to his German homeland, where a promising future awaits. In the thriving intellectual culture of 1930s Berlin, the newlyweds create a rich new life filled with love, friendships, and rewarding work—but the rise of a malevolent new political faction inexorably changes their fate.
As Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party wield violence and lies to seize power, Mildred, Arvid, and their friends resolve to resist. Mildred gathers intelligence for her American contacts, including Martha Dodd, the vivacious and very modern daughter of the US ambassador. Her German friends, aspiring author Greta Kuckoff and literature student Sara Weitz, risk their lives to collect information from journalists, military officers, and officials within the highest levels of the Nazi regime.
For years, Mildred’s network stealthily fights to bring down the Third Reich from within. But when Nazi radio operatives detect an errant Russian signal, the Harnack resistance cell is exposed, with fatal consequences.
This is a world divided by blood - red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power. Fearful of Mare's potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime. But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance - Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.
"I mean, most people want to escape. Get out of their heads. Out of their lives. Stories are the easiest way to do that." V. E. Schwab, This Savage Song.
Hello guys 🌸
I hope you spent a good Monday! I had my last practical exam this morning and it went out pretty well! I won't be very active tomorrow and Wednesday due to my written exams.
But after that: FREEDOM.
Anyway, I'm current listening to the audio book of This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab and I'm LOVING it. I already loved her novels in French, but I wanted to try her "real" writing style, and I love it even better!
What about you? Are you more into translations or original versions!
Original versions for me 👀
Bonjour ici !
J'espère sur vous avez passé un bon lundi !
J'ai passé mon dernier examen pratique ce matin et m'attaque aux écrits demain et mercredi (je ne serais donc pas très présente ces deux jours). Mais après ça: LA LIBERTÉ.
Je suis plongée dans l'audiobook de This Savage Song par V.E.Schwab et olalala, ce que j'aime ! J'avoue amplement préférer la plume originale de l'autrice à la traduction, mais c'est une chose qui m'arrive de plus en plus, avec énormément de romans !
Boa segunda 🎉 a minha está marcada pela volta ao trabalho depois de duas semaninhas de férias 😭 não está a ser fácil! 😅
Ontem comecei este livro de @joseluispeixoto e posso confessar que me agarrou logo no primeiro capítulo. 🤓
Este livro fala sobre a "... morte: a morte como destino irremediável, ciclo ininterrupto, renovação e elo entre gerações." Alguém já leu?
For YEARS I have read the same types of books. I spent the better part of 2018 reading Vince Flynn’s American Assassin Series. I was ready to play catch up on another 20 some book series but I decided to mix it up. I’ve seen every Harry Potter movie more times than I can count but reading them is a world apart! I’m halfway thru the series but taking a break for a mild horror thriller #harrypotter#kindlepaperwhite#goodreads#read#readmorebooks#2019readingchallenge
How is everyone doing after that Game of Thrones finale? I'm a little disappointed to be honest, it's not the ending I wanted or expected at all. All we can do now is hope George R. R. Martin finishes the books and that they are better than the show!
What are your thoughts on how the show ended?
In honor of Tuesday's release, I'll be going live on Instagram and Facebook for a 'Sip, Snack & Style Chat' at 8:30pm.
I will be answering your style questions, spilling tea on the book, playing games and most importantly interacting with the folks who've supported this journey.
Grab your favorite drink, snack & prepare to talk Style with me. Hope to see you there!
It has been proven that the first twenty minutes of every morning sets the tone of your entire day. Use those 20 minutes WISELY.
Your health is far more than just your physical health, it is your mental health as well. Nurture your mind with positive affirmations (I am statements) and tell yourself you are CAPABLE of anything that comes your way today.
I always start off my day with a cup of coffee while reading a book. How to Get Sh*t Done has helped me make so many positive changes in my life and honestly it’s just nice having something to read (challenge your mind!) 💜
Memoir, er det noe gøy a? JA! Dette er en rasende god roman og en av de sjeldne som passer både dere som liker ordentlig litterære greier og røkla som vil lese en god historie! 🙌🏻🙌🏻Tara og søsknene vokser opp i et mormonsk hjem i skyggen av fjellene i Idaho. Hun har ikke fødselsattest, medisin og sykehus er for ikke-troende, og kjelleren er full av mat i forberedelse til dommedag. Hun har aldri løst matteoppgaver eller hørt om holocaust når hun bestemmer seg for å få seg en utdannelse i en alder av 17. Et valg som tar henne stadig lengre fra familien både fysisk og psykisk. Les les les! Også oversatt av @gyldendal_no med tittelen «Noe tapt og noe vunnet» #tarawestovereducated#tarawestover#memoirs
I’m SO excited! || Thank you to everyone for their support. My very first book goes on sale TOMORROW. —————————————————
Fashion Keeps Us Interested, Style Keeps Us INTERESTING: A Beginner’s Guide to Personal Style is a hands-on guide to assist the uncertain and reaffirm those who are already ‘hip’ to what their personal style is — MEN AND WOMEN ALIKE!
It’s a quick read with interactive workbook pages, engaging content and speaks to Fashion and Style in a manner that’s relatable and fun.
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Everything Katerina Nielsen knew burned to the ground when she was sixteen. She had nothing but memories to keep her warm at night. At eighteen, life throws her into an inferno and the only choice is to become someone else.
Until she becomes the interest of two strangers.
They offer her a chance at a normal life. But she’s learned everything in life comes at a price and the cost of what they’re giving her may just burn her alive.
With the promise of a future she’s always wanted, she can’t refuse.
But what happens when a dark secret comes to light?
Will she rise from the ashes and embers, or will she burn?
I continued the latest Meg Wolitzer while waiting for the wedding hairdresser to arrive. Reading has a calming effect, you know 📚
915 hours ago
Can’t wait for @lindseyvonn memoir “RISE” to come out next year! She is so inspirational on & off the slope.
115 hours ago
☝🏾 That doesn’t always mean doing what you see others doing, or doing what you’ve planned, exactly how you’ve planned it. 🤭
Success looks different for everyone.
For some it’s starting a new venture. For others it’s thriving in a corporate career.
For some it’s staying home to raise babies. For others it’s working to build a business with babies tugging on your shirt and swiping at your screen🙋🏾♀️. For some it’s earning more money to give your family breathing room. For others it’s earning more to give more and invest in the people that matter most.
How you define success determines the way you put your faith into practice, and it defines the type of impact and legacy you’ll leave on this earth.
So tell me... how do you define success?
415 hours ago
You know those late night conversations you have with your best friend in a car outside of your favorite coffee shop? Your friend knows all about your struggles, insecurities, deepest desires, and biggest fears but yet they know all of the right things to say? You ever experienced that? Well, that is what reading Own Your Everyday is like. And that's also what it was like to speak to Jordan for the few moments I had with her.
I am so thankful that I was able to meet the woman that has somehow turned me into a total fan girl! Jordan radiates confidence and she makes everyone around her feel like they can do anything! And then in her book she gives easy, simple steps for you to implicate into your everyday life in order to shift your mindset so that you can have the confidence to own your everyday and do what you're meant to do!
But here is what I really love about Jordan. She never says that you can do it all on your own! She never says that all you have to do it get off of your butt and the world will fall into your hands. She never says it will be easy. So many self help books today either tell you that everything you need is within yourself or that you're just fine the way you are and to love yourself. That is absolutely not what Jordan is about. She wants you to use the God given talents that you have to the best of your ability and she makes it clear that you can't do it on your own. She believes that you need God's help and guidance throughout all of it. And she believes that the reason we need to own our everyday is to give God glory.
Friends, if you haven't yet bought Own Your Everyday, do it now! It's selling out in stores left and right. But it is only $11.39 on Amazon right now and today is the last day that you are able to get free coaching course with the purchase of the book! So go buy it and I promise, you won't regret it. I truly believe that this book has the power to change every person who takes the time to read it. Be that person. Open your heart. Own Your Everyday.
2625 hours ago
Il mondo non si ferma, amore mio. E nessuno può scendere davvero. Possiamo solo concederci, talvolta, il lusso di osservarlo come da lontano. Se lo osservo attraverso i tuoi occhi, per esempio, mi fa meno paura. #SonoCosedaGrandi@simonasparaco 📚🎈 @einaudieditore