✨I first saw this gorgeous version of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales in an exhibition at a local museum.
It was opened to this enchanting illustration from The Little Mermaid by Rex Whistler and the moment I set eyes on it I just KNEW I had to own a copy myself!!
A long internet search ensued and after a while I was the very proud owner of this stunning book!
This is one of my very favourite possessions and I’m so happy to have found it!
It was published in 1945 and has the most lovely cover! Rex Whistler’s illustrations are so traditional and just absolutely perfect for fairy tales!
(Swipe to see more images of the cover and illustrations)
And speaking of fairy tales...
My second ‘Stories By Candlelight’ episode is now up on IGTV!
This time I’m reading ‘The Baba Yaga’, a traditional Russian fairy tale, and I’d love to know what you all think of it!
(You can find the story at the top of my Instagram page next to my Story highlights)
Would you rather be a royal or a commoner? 👑
Let’s be real, you don’t need to wear a crown to be a Queen 😏 But, I also would never want that responsibility. It seems like a lonely road. People either want to be you or use you, but not many want to truly be with you. Your life isn’t your own, you are always being watched, and every decision you make is judged. Ummmm... No thank you. 😂 Plus, power doesn’t do it for me. I’m not into it lol
Pictured above is my favorite @fictionbathco Grisha candle and the amazing metal stretch bookmark from @bookartbookmarks 🙌🏻 Use the code in my bio to save big!
This book took me over a month to get through, I might be a slow reader but not that slow...
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determines to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords and hunt for allies in unexpected places
This book had me feeling a lot of emotions. Especially by the end. I felt frustrated, heartbroken, happiness, and heart racing moments all through out the book. I’ll admit it too me over a month to read this 699 page book, but it was because most of Part 2 felt filler based. There was just way too much talking and planning that really didn’t go anywhere in the end and meeting all the High Lords was great! But there was just way too much perfection and beauty for my liking...nonetheless 3/4 of the book kept my attention and made me love this world and its characters more. Many of you might disagree but I felt like Feyre truly had grown from the first book and Elain and Nesta became likable characters as the book progressed. I loved how Maas made them go through a process of growing as well, especially Elain who was a mute for 3/4 of the book because of the trauma she had faced in the previous book. The end definitely had me crying for a good five minutes until it turned for the better. •
Overall I give it a solid ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/ 5 stars
Thank you @aaknopf for sending me this beautiful book. I am in love with this cover 😍 and the story sounds great👌 I hope to pick this one up very soon. What books are you looking forward to?⠀
When Elsey's husband, Lukas, hands her a brochure for a weeklong mountain retreat, she knows he is really giving her an ultimatum: Go, or we're done. Once a successful painter, Elsey set down roots in China after falling passionately for Lukas, the tall, Danish MC at a warehouse rave in downtown Beijing. Now, with two young daughters and unable to find a balance between her identities as painter, mother, and, especially, wife, Elsey fills her days worrying, drinking, and descending into desperate unhappiness. So, brochure in hand, she agrees to go and confront the ghosts of her past. ⠀
There, she meets a group of men and women who will forever alter the way she understands herself: from Tasmin, another (much richer) expat, to Hunter, a young man whose courage endangers them all, and, most important, Mei--wife of one of China's most famous artists and a renowned painter herself--with whom Elsey quickly forges a fierce friendship and whose candidness about her pain helps Elsey understand her own. But Elsey must risk tearing herself and Lukas further apart when she decides she must return to her childhood home--the center of her deepest pain--before she can find her way back to him. ⠀
Written in a voice at once wry, sensual, blunt, and hypnotic, Elsey Come Home is a modern odyssey and a quietly dynamic portrait of contemporary womanhood. ⠀
74213 minutes ago
Buen lunes lectores! Espero que este día caluroso los haya encontrado bien ✨✨✨ Hoy seguimos con #Mis10favortios del 2018 y en el puesto quinto se encuentra "Tan poca vida" también conocido como "A little life" o como te manipulare y romperé tu corazon en mil pedazos. (Sí hay un gran abismo entre ambas fotos but YOLO)
Tan poca vida es un libro que estaba deseando leer desde hace mucho, había visto crítica muy positivas pero todas aclaran que el libro les había roto el corazón, so era mí libro ideal.
Tengo que decir que si me rompió el corazón y sufrí muchísimo con este libro, demasiado para mí gustó y creo que podría haber estado en un lugar más alto pero yo sé que la autora jugo demasiado con mis sentimientos de lector y los manípulo.
Sí bien opino que es un gran libro y todos los deberían leer, también creo que es un poco exagerado y que ya nos hacía sufrir por gusto.
Es una historia cruda y muy difícil de digerir y te va dejar triste así que creo que si lo van a leer tienen que saber que se van a encontrar con cosas feas feas y que los momentos felices serán pocos.
Pero a fin al de cuentas es un libro que te va hacer conocer personajes complejos y bien construidos.
Sí lo han leído cuéntenme si les gusto y sino díganme algún libro que les haya hecho sufrir mucho así lo leo 😋.
15213 minutes ago
I really am loving these monthly kits from @madebyelissa 💕
For those who didn’t see my IG story (where I already shared this), and for those who prefer YouTube, I have uploaded up a new video onto youtube sharing my thoughts on how the @madebyelissa monthly TN kits fit into the @natiplanning monthly inserts. Definitely check it out 💕 Links in my bio 💕
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10415 minutes ago
Hey book babes! I read this book a while ago and absolutely adored it. It’s a walk through history that I believe everyone should read. We’re in a time of hate in our world once again, and stories like this can truly show how love is needed. ✨
Sorry to get all political and passionate on you— I just care a lot about these things 😅
Classes start tmrw so fingers crossed.
A book is a dream you can hold in your hand -Neil Gaisman
8140 minutes ago
We Hope for Better Things
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️out of 5
What a perfect book to have been reading on MLK day! He even makes an appearance at one point. Told from the point of view of three women in interracial relationships that are all connected despite being in three different eras-1800’s, 1960’s, and present day-this was a captivating story that makes you look at racial issues from different sides at different times throughout history and today. *Thank you to the publisher for the free ARC for review* @revellbooks ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
When Detroit Free Press reporter Elizabeth Balsam meets James Rich, his strange request--that she look up a relative she didn't know she had in order to deliver an old camera and a box of photos--seems like it isn't worth her time. But when she loses her job after a botched investigation, she suddenly finds herself with nothing but time.
At her great-aunt's 150-year-old farmhouse north of Detroit, Elizabeth uncovers a series of mysterious items, locked doors, and hidden graves. As she searches for answers to the riddles around her, the remarkable stories of two women who lived in this very house emerge as testaments to love, resilience, and courage in the face of war, racism, and misunderstanding. And as Elizabeth soon discovers, the past is never as past as we might like to think.
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In the late 1990s, little Mikey Frattallone (me) was approaching five years old and was a massive wrestling fan. With a hero worship of Bret Hart, wrestling was a wholesome experience for me. In 1996, on an episode of Monday Night Raw, a wrestler by the name of Mankind premiered. A lumbering hulk of a man meandered out, a leather mask displayed on his face and long stringy hair hanging wildly at his sides; a missing ear visible on the side of his head. He was described as a schizophrenic who would then rip his own hair out and occasionally squeal "mommy!" before he would shove his two fingers down your throat. For the first time, I was scared of watching wrestling.
Little did I know that the man behind that mask was one of the sweetest, funniest, and genuinely nice guys one could come across. This is a tale of a man who sacrificed his body for his dreams, he suffered to keep the audience entertained. Foley is a natural storyteller with the greatest wit found in professional wrestling. A family man, a comedian, a hardcore legend, a wrestler and an entertainer; non-wrestling fans can enjoy this work just as much a wrestling fans, making Foley a damn good writer. A glimpse into the brutal world of wrestling though the eyes of an optimist, a lovely work. #mickfoley#wwf#wwe#wrestling#mankind#bookaddict#bookaholic#bookblog#bookblogger#bookclub#bookgeek#bookhoarder#bookhaul#bookish#bookjunkie#booklove#booklover#booknerd#bookporn#bookphotography#bookstagram#booksofinstagram#bookworm#readersofinstagram#read#reading#readit#booksbooksbooks#bookslover
“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.” – Diane Duane 📷 @hotdudesreading
2111 hour ago
"Oh, aye, Sassenach. I am your master . . . and you're mine. Seems I canna possess your soul without losing my own."
I am so behind on Outlander. 🙈 What I saw had me hooked, but I haven't had time to watch it and binge Star Trek TNG with the hubs. Lol What are your most binge-worthy shows right now?
Go grab your own Sassenach decal over at @blissfullybookishtees and use code LYSS10 for a discount on your order!!
1831 hour ago
❝Nada mais importava para ele. Era melhor não viver a viver aprisionado. Sim iria contra os designios dos Senhores da Escuridão. Pelo que sentira. Pelo esclarecimento que havia recebido. Pela dádiva de ter compreendido. Por ter encontrado aquela felina. Por estar completamente conectado com ela. Por amor. Por Persíades❞
Oii, olá, como vai??
Hoje vamos falar sobre Corte de Gelo e Estrelas, spin off da série Corte, escrita por @therealsjmaas e publicada no Brasil pela @galerarecord ❄️💙
Quem me conhece sabe o quanto eu amo essa série, que me surpreendeu demais.
Por isso, estava MUITO ansiosa por Corte de Gelo e Estrelas, então comprei a box da @bemtelioficial , que veio com o livro e esses mimos para lá de lindos! ⠀ ⠀
Inclusive, tem o Unboxing dessa caixa fixado nos stories do perfil, confiram lá.
A história deste livro não altera muito o rumo da saga de Feyre, porém nos dá mais detalhes de sua relação com Rhysand e com suas irmãs, Nestha e Elain. ⠀ ⠀
Além de mostrar como nossa protagonista está lidando com a responsabilidade de ser Grã-Senhora da Corte Noturna e com seus poderes, ainda em processo de descoberta. ⠀ ⠀
Temos também, uma visão mais aprofundada dos Illyrianos mais amados, Cassian e Azriel, os quais ganharam um espaço ainda maior em meu coração. Me fazendo, inclusive, shippar, mais do que já estava, dois casais, hahah
Recomendo demais a leitura dos (até agora) 04 livros sobre esse universo INCRÍVEL!!
Por hoje é só, pessoal. Tchau, tchauzinho e até à próxima 👋 ⠀ ⠀