i only have two more brontë novels to read before i’ve finished all of their works - shirley and the professor. i’ve heard great things about shirley and am looking forward to it!
what’s your favorite brontë novel?
19 Stundes vor
Ugh it’s definitely been a rough week and I’m counting down the days until Friday!! Anyone else??
Let’s play some predictive text since my brain is too exhausted to think of a good caption....
I’m a descendant of....
Here’s mine: I’m a descendant of all the time
19 Stundes vor
cold days spent in warm coffee shops 🌨🍂🕯☕️ all the treats on the table are: a german chocolate brownie, sweet orchid tea, and a chai latte sprinkled with cinnamon on top. i don’t know if your coffee shop order changes around this time of year, but what is your go-to cold day order? i always love a good chai, but i’ve been loving eggnog drinks and caramel drinks too 🧦🌫
14 Stundes vor
I call this section of my shelves “yin and yang”. I’m tackling a big to-do list tonight which includes some crocheting for a special Bookstagram friend (*ahem* @newleafwriter) and I’ll be listening to an audiobook while I work. What’s your favorite easy audiobook? One where you can still concentrate on something else and stay tuned in with what’s happening in the book.
I just can’t stop staring at this lovely corner in my living room. It’s so cozy and inviting. My books ended up stacked on side table today and I just loved how pretty they looked sitting there. Panchinko is one of those sweeping novels and is exactly the type of book I was in the mood for. Well Met by Jen DeLuca is polar opposite in tone and theme to Pachinko and I love it for that. It’s been such a great book to pick up when my brain is a bit tired. It’s my idea of very well done contemporary romance, funny, quirky, and romantic without too much romance. (So far. I am not quite at the halfway point so this could change.)
What are you currently reading right now?
kamu suka membaca saat lagi di perjalanan nggak? 🙂
karena sekarang harus pintar curi waktu kalau mau baca buku, begitu ada kesempatan aku biasanya langsung baca, termasuk saat lagi di perjalanan.
nah, sekarang aku lagi baca Imperfect karya @meiranastasia. bukunya membahas tentang rasa insecure yang dia alami terkait tubuhnya, body shaming dari netizen dan orang-orang sekitar, juga bagaimana dia mengatasi perasaan negatif itu dan bangkit lagi.
sejauh ini aku sangat menikmati bukunya, karena relate (banget, banget!) dengan pengalaman pribadi. sedikit banyak aku jadi tahu gimana cara mengatasi rasa insecure itu melalui buku ini.
can’t wait to finish this book and share my review to you guys! 😆
21 Sekundes vor
Scattare questa foto oggi mi è venuto spontaneo e non perché indossavo il rossetto o avevo finalmente il mascara che non mettevo da un po', ma perché volevo immortalare un attimo di serenità. Che bella parola, che bella sensazione a me ormai poco conosciuta.
Questa mattina c'è stato un momento nel quale, mentre facevo quattro passi e il sole mi accecava gli occhi, il vento fresco mi spettinava i capelli e il cielo terso era pieno di rondini, mi sono sentita serena e mi veniva da sorridere... Che rarità! Non mi capita praticamente mai, e allora perché non chiudere gli occhi, farsi un bagno di sole e respirare a pieni polmoni? Così ho fatto. ⠀
Mi sono sentita per un attimo sicura di me. Solo per un millesimo di secondo ma che importa, forse sto imparando a crescere inconsciamente o forse è solo un'illusione, ma il momento sereno c'è stato e io me lo voglio ricordare.
Prendetevi cura di voi.
After finishing Sorcery of Thorns, I picked up another one of Margaret Rogerson’s novels and I cannot wait to jump in. If I like this one as much as Sorcery of Thorns I’ll definitely have a new auto buy author. QOTD: do you have an auto buy author? .
An Enchantment of Ravens Synopsis: A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts—even as she falls in love with a faerie prince—in this gorgeous debut novel.
Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life.
Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love—and that love violates the fair folks’ ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.
30 Sekundes vor
Setelah edisi es kopi susu, ini edisi roti/kue/cake enak favorit untuk teman baca buku.
1. Roti Henis (rasa baso ayam), super duper enak. kapan ya ada cabang deket sini 🤔
2. Roti Bluder Cokro, asli Madiun tapi pernah nemu yang jual pas ke Solo
3. Roti Wonder Salatiga, suka dari zaman kuliah kalo ada yang bawa dari sana, malah belum pernah beli langsung 🙄
4. Donat : @DonatKampung di Aksara, kesukaan dan rekomendasi dari mas @VenerdiHandoyo, atau yang wah dari @doughdarlings, atau donatnya Animo juga lumayan.
5. Kue cucur (di kantin kantor), coba baca NaWilla dijamin pengin makan kue cucur 😍
6. Cheesecake @clairmontcakes manisnya pas cocok buat yang gak suka kue yang terlalu manis.
7. Luti Gendang khas Batam. sekarang sudah ada di @mrollieid
8. Canele, salah satu yang enak di @sophieauthentique
9. Cheesetart : Pablo, Hokkaido, Chizukek, Kibo
10. Bika Ambon Palem, biasanya kurang suka tapi yang ini cocok takarannya
11. Pillow cake Momoiro
12. @RotiNogat, salah satu alasan pengin tinggal di Serpong
13. TLJ, apple cream cheese kesukaan @3ciacath, dan pastry isi krim custard kesukaan saya.
14. Kue jadul Sumber Hidangan di Braga, Bandung
15. Bakpao (merk A-1, kalo ini yang enak yang non halal 🤭✌️)
16. Churros, kalau ini jarang nemu, pernah makan di cafe xxi lumayan
17. Blueberry cake di @almondtreecakes
18. Kue castel keju di All Fresh
19. Kue Soes, yang ada di foto itu @cakegardenid. Lembut dan enak, patut dicoba. 😋
Jadi, apa roti/kue/cake kesukaan kalian?
35 Sekundes vor
The ultimate Throwback Thursday—tell us about your all time favorite classic novel.
39 Sekundes vor
"𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙧𝙤𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙨𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮"
i finished the book in a day. i couldn't put it down. the only suspense thriller i've read so far that had me in tears. swept through words unanchored, tumbling through calm seas to turbulent waves, the highs and the lows, the warmth and then the terrifying cold.
i reached part v and before getting there you'll be presented with the ugly truth, the ugliest of them all. it was wretched and painful and horrifying. to be inside her head, to read through it, it was like breathlessness building into nothingness, like your chest is being squeezed dry.
i had to stop, pause, stock still as everything unravels before me. i couldn't soldier on to the next part. i was crying. i know i was crying but i couldn't figure out why i can't stop after minutes of doing so. i was devastated, shocked, livid and i was so affected by this book and its characters that it's crazy.
i wanted to crawl into the pages and hurt someone and then curse someone and then hug someone and then pull her out, tell her no, don't go, there won't be good things for you in there.
this could well have been closer to reality and that is terrifying, to know that people are capable of doing abhorrent things without the slightest care, humanity absent. What horror.
i had to vent, hence this post. some of you probably wouldn't understand why i'm rambling and what the point of all this was and if it so, then it's not for you to. But i know some will. 📖♥️ kind of amazing how words and paper can move and affect and have you pour emotions you never thought you'll ever going to over a book, over the course of you reading it, it's some kind of magic.
and i rlly just came back to post this, in the place where i don't seem too crazy. i love you book people. you get me.
44 Sekundes vor
Book Review: Horns of Honor, by Frederick Thomas Elworthy, Edited by Raven Grimassi, published by @weiserbooks
This book was one wild ride! By the subtitle I was expecting all kinds of information on the Horned God in His many aspects and how to bring Him back into the fold. Nope! The author was a late Victorian Christian churchwarden, scholar, folklorist, and antiquarian with a keen interest in symbology. The first quarter of the book is a detailed study of horns, ranging from helmets, shields, headgear of shamans to the crowns of kings and their relationship to Horned Gods of the past and how they evolved throughout time. The second quarter goes a step further with studying the imagery of the Devil and how this malevolent creature emerged from Pan and other horned deities. The second half of the book takes on an entirely different scope of study as the author explores The Hand, through gestures, paintings and eventually the Symbolic Hand used as amulets or talismans, ranging from the Hand of Glory to the immensely ornate Greco-Italian Pantheistic Hands that seemed to have graced the common household. In the last quarter of the book he examines Sacred Discs, pre-dating the ornamental hand, but often with similar symbols. Heavily illustrated, you find yourself Googling images to see these antiquities, wishing you were in a museum, and reflecting on mudras, why we decorate our hands with nail polish, rings, henna, and bracelets (originally the snake!) and desperately wishing a contemporary historian would take up the pen, update and fill in the gaps of cultures missing! This is neither a book on witchcraft nor for beginners, but rather the devout intermediate symbologist. While it was not what I expected it was a fascinating read and left me far more informed on the subjects covered, studying the hands of my Hindu deity statues and deeply reflecting on a personal family surname (Kinghorn) and its relevance to the Horned God! Happy Reading! .
📚 “Capite ora perché i libri sono odiati e temuti? Perché rivelano i pori sulla faccia della vita. La gente comoda vuole soltanto facce di luna piena, di cera, facce senza pori, senza peli, inespressive.”
🇮🇹 Ho letto per la prima volta Fahrenheit 451 quest'estate, e nonostante la sua brevità ne sono stata completamente catturata! Sono entrata in un mondo in cui i libri sono banditi, le persone succubi di pareti televisive che li immergono in soap opera insignificanti, ed i pochi che conservano l'amore per la carta si nascondono in attesa dell'arrivo dei "pompieri" che con le loro bocchette d'ottone hanno il compito di bruciare parole su parole. All'inizio sembra ingranare lentamente, ma le ultime 20 pagine le ho letteralmente divorate ❤️
🇬🇧 I read Fahrenheit 451 for the first time this summer, and despite its brevity I was completely captured! I entered a world in which books are banned, people are slaves of television walls who immerse them in insignificant soap operas, and the few who keep the love for books are hiding, waiting for the arrival of the "firemen" who have the task of burning words on words. At first it seems to be moving slowly, but the last 20 pages have literally devoured them. ❤️
1 Minute vor
¡Ya está, ya está! ✨ Ya se puede escuchar el segundo episodio de nuestro podcast, en el que hablamos de «La solterona» de Edith Wharton. Os dejamos los links en nuestra bio, y como siempre estaremos más que encantadas de conocer vuestras opiniones y cualquier sugerencia que tengáis. ¡Esperamos que os guste! 💜💜
Am I still working my way through the twilight saga to pick up annotating? Yes I definitely am. Everything has taken a back seat during nanowrimo and I really cannot wait to have more time to read.
Today I plan on catching up to the nanowrimo word goal for today 35.007 words as I’m currently at 31.298... yeah that happened 😣 look out for my insta stories tonight because I’m planning to do something exciting 🙋🏼♀️
A book is a gift you can open again and again. 🏆
Grab your copies of James and Candice now.
2 Minutes vor
Hola chicos! Hoy os traigo la reseña de Un nuevo corazón de Sylvia Day.
La historia de esta novela romántica gira en torno a Teagan, una doctora que se ha alejado de su vida anterior porque estaba atravesando una mala época. Pero un nuevo vecino romperá la calma de Teagan, ya que el imponente Garret Frost irrumpirá en su vida despertando en ella una avalancha de emociones que no sentía desde hace tiempo.
Un nuevo corazón es un libro autoconclusivo romántico que no me ha convencido en muchos aspectos, pero al final me ha sorprendido con su giro inesperado. Dado que Sylvia Day es una autora consagrada, tenía las expectativas muy altas con esta novela y me decepcionó encontrar una historia de amor tan repentina. Los primeros encuentros de la pareja me parecieron muy superficiales, poco creíbles y demasiado pasionales para dos personas que no se conocen de nada. Además, la intimidad y apego entre los protagonistas también es excesivo para el poco tiempo que han pasado juntos. La verdad es que en muchas ocasiones no me creí la historia, pero al final hay un plot twist que lo cambia todo y cada pieza del puzle encaja con más sentido.
En cuanto a la escritura, se trata de un libro de lectura rápida y ágil. Para mi gusto, es una novela demasiado corta que habría sumado puntos si se hubiera desarrollado algo más, ya que las escenas eróticas y las dramáticas se quedan muy escasas y algunas no se entienden muy bien.
Y ahora contadme, ¿Qué autora os ha decepcionado con algún libro?
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