Happy Monday, friends! I have the day off from work and am spending my day curled up with my fluffy cat and this beautiful historical fiction novel from @wscharer. Has anyone else read this one/is anyone planning to read this one?
Thanks to @littlebrown for sending me this free copy.
"I'd rather take a photograph than be one," she declares after she arrives in Paris in 1929, where she soon catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray. Though he wants to use her only as a model, Lee convinces him to take her on as his assistant and teach her everything he knows. But Man Ray turns out to be an egotistical, charismatic force, and as they work together in the darkroom, their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined, changing the course of Lee's life forever.
Lee's journey takes us from the cabarets of bohemian Paris to the battlefields of war-torn Europe during WWII, from discovering radical new photography techniques to documenting the liberation of the concentration camps as one of the first female war correspondents. Through it all, Lee must grapple with the question of whether it's possible to reconcile romantic desire with artistic ambition-and what she will have to sacrifice to do so.
Happy Presidents Day! Anyone else still have to work today 🙄For today's post I'm sharing books about the women behind powerful American men.
First up is Patsy Jefferson. Patsy was the eldest daughter of Thomas Jefferson, and served as informal First Lady while he was President. I loved following Patsy's life in this book. The author didn't shy away from of TJ's more problematic qualities and I found it to be an refreshing take on the American Revolution and the years after. ✨
I'm aware that Alexander Hamilton was not President, but you can't deny his role in shaping this country. I loved this book about his wife Eliza. I enjoyed learning more about pivotal points in American history through her relationship with Alexander. This one also gave you a good look into what life was like for women (specifically wealthy/influential) during America's formative years. Did you know that she co-founded the first private orphanage in the country? ✨
I don't think Becoming even needs an explanation. I've shared my review of the audio version already, so scroll down my feed if you're interested. In honor of today's post I have re-shared the story of when I met Michelle at her book signing a few months ago. Head over to my stories to check that out✨
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i found the sequel to ingo at a second hand store and it has the most annoying ripped sticker on it 😩😩😩 the book itself was only $2 so i shouldn’t complain but here i go anyway!! 🧜🏼♀️📚 #ingo#tideknot#helendunmore#yalit#bookstagram
“O-o-h Child”, I spent my teenage years immersed in the “Old Time Rock-n-Roll” of MTV and VH1 and this interview/documentary style novel based on a band who hit it big in the 70s took me back to “Good Times”. 🎵 “My Sweet Lord”, it felt like watching an episode of Behind the Music! I was so wrapped up in the story, it was “More Than A Feeling“. @tjekinsreid “s voice was so spot on to the era that I could “Imagine” myself as a groupie and a teenage girl who wanted to be Daisy, a true “Dancing Queen” and “American Woman”. 🎵
Two things... this is only my second book by TJR but I’m now a top fan. Her writing in the two books I have read is so diverse, I never would have been able to put the books together if I didn’t know the author. That says talent to me. 🎵
When your scrub pants match your book, so you go for it 💁🏼💜 If you want to read an adorable and geeky reimagining of Cinerella, definitely check out Geekerella by @_ashposton ...
QOTD: Do you typically plan out your Insta posts, or are you more spontaneous? Comment below? 😄
Until next time, lovelies 😘
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🎸📖 GIVEAWAY!! 📖🎸
I read Daisy Jones & the Six back in December and absolutey loved it! I love music so much, but don't let this picture fool you - I have not one musically inclined bone in my body 😂 The guitar belongs to my boyfriend (@chrisferebeedesign 💞), who is not *only* musically inclined, but (brag incoming) has recently done some design consultant work for Supro Guitars! Be still my beating heart! 😍
Now on to the good stuff: One winner will receive this print ARC of Daisy Jones & The Six! Altogether you've got a chance for 5 entries, see how below!!
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Giveaway will close on Sunday, February 24th at 10pm EST and the winner will be announced Monday! This giveaway is not affiliated with TJR, her publisher, or Instagram.
Note: Guitar pictured is definitely not a part of the giveaway. For those interested, it is a 70s electric guitar from a Japanese company called Apollo ✌🏼☺️
“Si el universo es tan infinito y aun así yo estoy aquí para descubrirlo, tiene que ser porque mi existencia es importante.” . .
Hola, luego de un par de semanas de experimentar con mi estilo de fotos, aun no me siento bien con los resultados, así que decidí seguir por un tiempo más con el feed de Sakura card captor y por ello decidí hacerlo con este libro, que fue el elegido de una lectura conjunta en la que participe ( #PrincipeSolLC ). Este libro lo espere por varios meses, no me entusiasmaba del todo, pero, el hecho de haber sido escrito por alguien que admiraba hacia que quisiera tenerlo y darle una oportunidad, y la verdad tengo mucho que decir, pero para evitar spoilers (Y porque Instagram no me deja hacer nada muy largo) voy a escribir una pequeña reseña/opinión de este mismo.
Iniciando el libro me aburrió un poco y a pesar de tener una narración decente, simple y ligera, no conseguía engancharme y así estuve durante toda la primera parte y por un fragmento de la segunda, además llegue a considerarlo un poco predecible hasta cierto punto, las pistas que Clau dejaba eran muy obvias y los giros de la historia no terminaban de sorprenderme porque ya los esperaba (Con excepciones), pero a pesar de esto la historia se fue tornando cada vez más interesante y fue consiguiendo mi cariño e interes.
Con respecto a los personajes, me siento un poco molesto, siento que solo Emil y Elyon tuvieron un crecimiento considerable a diferencia de los otros, lo que consiguió que la mayoría se sintieran un poco planos.
En general es un buen libro y se nota que Clau es primeriza como escritora, pienso leer la segunda parte ya que aunque al inicio me aburrió, al final consiguió engancharme y hacerme querer saber que sucedería después, solo espero una evolución en la narración y en le desarrollo de personajes y de las parejas.
💬 “What was it that made this human love so much more desirable to me than the love of my own kind? Was it because it was exclusive and capricious? The souls offered love and acceptance to all. Did I crave a greater challenge?...Or was it simply better somehow? Because these humans hate with so much fury, was the other end of the spectrum that they could love with more heart and zeal and fire?”
So I’m a Twilight lover but I do lovelovelove The Host so here is my post for Day 18 of #bookbestiesfeb2019 << a thousand years >> Twilight ————————————————————————
I did recently binge watched all the Twilight movies and I loved making my own personal commentary while I watched!
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#booknerdsfeb19 day 19
Heart of Gold- Gold: I've finally started reading it!
For a hilarious anecdote on my recent attempts to join the dating scene please visit my twitter feed.
It’s February already, and trotting forward speedily into March - do you remember what your New Years resolutions were? I’m taking another look at mine after a break from the pressure and they’re definitely doable 🤔 I’m invested in reading more and more widely too. -
#CR : [none of the books I had planned to read this year! 🙈] Everything I know about love by Dolly Alderton. This is not a book I would have ordinarily picked up. After being recommended it by a friend (thanks @bethjarvis) - who coincidentally also wouldn’t have picked it up without recommendation I was intrigued. I’m absolutely rocketing through it and it seems so authentic and just funny. Definitely what I needed. QOTD: what’s your current read?
Also bonjour- I’ve missed you bookstagram ☺️
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📝 #ResenhaNMFC 🔏 Nota: 4⭐️| Autora: @mscaroldias | Editora: @thegiftboxbr
Resenha completa: www.nossomundofazdeconta.com💙.
📚 Pâmela (Mel) é uma mulher forte e decidida, linda e simpática. Dona de si, com um sorriso contagiante, ela é atriz e modelo.
📌Antônio (Toni) é um lutador de MMA, com uma carreira vitoriosa. O que traz inveja e provocação de seus adversários.
📌O relacionamento do casal é bastante complicado, mesmo se amando muito, o ciúme constante de Toni e sua impulsividade atrapalham a relação. Tornando-o agressivo por diversas vezes.
📌Mel tenta ponderar e evitar situações desagradáveis. Como estão juntos a tanto tempo ela acredita que essa insegurança não é saudável para ele.
📌Mesmo com esse gênio difícil, Toni é extremamente carinhoso, protetor, amigo e apaixonado por Mel. O romance do casal passa por uma grande mudança quando a mesma decide fazer um clipe para uma música.
📌Apaixonada e amando o namorado, Mel tenta não causar mais brigas, mesmo assim, ela sabe que Toni não deve mandar em sua vida, e diante de tantas adversidades começa a se questionar se o relacionamento vale a pena.
📌Devido a acontecimentos trágicos há uma separação bastante difícil para o casal, fazendo ambos amadurecerem e perceberem que realmente devem ficar juntos.
📌O livro é envolvente, com uma narrativa empolgante, esse romance traz muita luta, esperança, amor, superação e compreensão.
📌Com personagens secundários importantíssimos e marcantes, conhecemos a real AMIZADE.
📌E, no final me surpreendi positivamente com essa história de amor, esperança e superação.💙.
📚 O livro está disponível em e-book e também na loja da @thegiftboxbr 📚. #livro#livros#skoob#leitura#amolivro#book#goodreads#read#booklover#livroseleitura#livrosemaislivros#ler#lidos#amoler#amolivros#bookaholic#bookphoto#instalivros#igreads#igliterario#lovereading#leitores#dicadeleitura#livrodecabeceira#livrododia#euleionacional#thegiftbox#amor
Happy Monday Book Friends! It's the last day of my three day weekend! It was a great weekend! I finished Muse of Nighmares which was Fabulous!! Read Ash Princess and then went out to purchase Lady Smoke! I also started and have almost finished The Wrath and The Dawn! I can't believe I waited so long to read this book! I LOVE it and can't wait to start the 2nd one (which will be tonight)! What book do you wish you would have read sooner?
📚 @thezingyreader tagged me in the #daysoftheweekinbooks 📅 Monday (too lazy to read) : Lord of the Rings. I bought it as one combined book...rookie mistake!
📅 Tuesday (emotionally difficult) : Kingdom of Ash. I had actually tears...that's rare for me.
📅 Wednesday (Didnt finish): Jane Unlimited. I'm still reading it but I've been "reading" it since last June...so...and I finished 3 of the endings...
📅 Thursday ( wouldn't recomend) : The Good Neighbor...I've been reading it since November...its a little dry for my taste.
📅 Friaday (anticipating): Supernova. I'm waiting to binge the whole series!!
📅 Saturday (cant wait) : Cruel Prince
📅 Sunday (Didnt want to end): Muse of Nightmares
📚 #booknerdsfeb19 : wish I read sooner #fireheartfeb19 : bookmarks #allthebooksfeb19 : intriguing title
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Antes que nada quería decir gracias por los lindos mensajes de bienvenida que recibí💕💕
Hoy vengo a hablar de Harry Potter, una de mis sagas favoritas.
Las ediciones ilustradas valen muchísimo la pena, son completamente hermosas😍 (una lástima que la fecha de publicación del cuarto libro se haya pasado, aunque me asusta un poco pensar cuán largo va a quedar jajaja). Algo que me gustó mucho es que los dibujos no se guíen por las películas, sino por cómo el ilustrador los imaginó.
Hablando de la saga en general, el primer libro que leí fue el sexto, mi favorito, porque la película no me había gustado. Cuando terminé de leer El misterio del príncipe quedé fascinada, y me gustó todavía menos la película por no mostrar partes tan tan claves para la historia (las que se ven en Voldemort: Origins of the Heir, un fanfilm que está muy bueno).
Un propósito que tengo para este año es leer el séptimo libro. Nunca lo hice porque me daba mucha tristeza pensar que no volvería a leer a los personajes (aunque sí leí The Cursed Child😞), pero ya lo superé y estoy muy intrigada por ver qué cosas no mostraron en las pelis.
Ah, y no lo dije, soy una fiel Ravenclaw💙💙📚💪
¿y ustedes de qué casa son?
Neste episódio, Ace Barros, Airechu, Julio Barcelos e Hall-e, dão boas vindas a uma nova tripulante - Sih - e recebem os convidados Samuel Muca do podcast Boteco dos Versados Podcast e o Sr. Basso do Covil Geek para um programa com indicações literária bem variadas.
Ouça e embarque em papo poético e cotidiano sobre Clarice Linspector, prazeres e citações de redes sociais; descubra um mistério que já dura 21 anos - O que é a Flecha de Fogo - e reveja tudo o que você pensa que sabe sobre goblinoides; conheça mais sobre o que está oculto bem a nossa vista no norte do país e na amazônia indígena; e viaje através dos mundos dos livros e saiba o que há de especial em um coração de tinta.
As obras comentadas no episódio:
Uma Aprendizagem ou O livro dos Prazeres, de Clarice Lispector (Editora Rocco)
A Flecha de Fogo, de Leonel Caldela (Jambô Editora)
Amazônia Indígena, de Marcio Souza (Editora Record)
Coração de Tinta, de Cornelia Funke (Editora Seguinte)
Escute no site (link na bio) ou procure por Multiverso X no Spotify.
Happy Monday Book Loving Buds & special thanks to @aaknopf for sending me a gifted finished copy of LOST CHILDREN ARCHIVE by Valeria Luiselli! I finished this stunning novel yesterday & now I want to share some thoughts about this novel..
To start off, this book is the most unique book I've ever read with such an important perspective on the border and immigration in general. However, it happens in a very indirect way & that is what I believe makes this book so important. This novel isn't something you approach hoping to find a page-turning & plot driven novel. Thankfully it also isn't a fictionalized exploitation of the experience of the children migrating here, as perhaps fiction can lead itself to. Instead, I would call this novel a deep meditation on varying topics but what I connected to personally is it's urgency on what one can or can't do to help & how useless one might feel at times with just knowing that perhaps only time & privilege separated you from encountering a similar fate. I would recommend reading Luiselli's collection of essays: TELL ME HOW IT ENDS first because this novel seems to me as a deeper dive into her experience volunteering as an interpreter in NY City's federal immigrant court. So much more to say about this novel but I'll end this post with the following quote:.
"The story I have to record is not the story of children who arrive, those who finally make it to their destinations and can tell their own story. The story I need to document is not that of the children in immigration courts, as I once thought. The media is doing that already, documenting the crisis as well as possible-some journalist leaning more toward sensationalism, their ratings escalating; others adamant about shaping public opinion, this way or that; and a few other simply committed to questioning and fathoming. I am still not sure how I'll do it, but the story I need to tell is the one of the children who are missing, those whose voices can no longer heard because they are, possibly forever, lost. Perhaps, like my husband, I am also chasing ghosts and echos. Except mine are not in history books, and not in cemeteries."