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  • 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson ⚡️
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Photo 📸: @mentorbookclub
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“Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not who someone else is today.” 🔥
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With social media, it’s so easy to get caught up & feel like we’re behind. We see celebrities & influencers showing the best part of their lives & we get insecure or envious. Yet, the only person we should be comparing ourselves to is the person we were yesterday & the person we know we can be. 💯
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Let’s dive into 12 Rules for Life 🗣
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Rule 1️⃣ “Stand up straight with your shoulders back.” Your body language speaks before you do. Show confidence in yourself & you’ll be respected.
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Rule 2️⃣ “Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping.” Take care of yourself the way you would someone you love.
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Rule 3️⃣ “Make friends with people who want the best for you.” When you’re surrounded by the best, you become your best self.
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Rule 4️⃣ “Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.”
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Rule 5️⃣ “Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them.”
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Rule 6️⃣ “Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world.” Before blaming others for your situation, look at what you could’ve done to prevent it or how you can learn from it.
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Rule 7️⃣ “Pursue what is meaningful, not what is expedient.”
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Rule 8️⃣ “Tell the truth - or, at least, don’t lie.” Tell the truth, share your truth & live your truth.
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Rule 9️⃣ “Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t.” There’s always something to learn from someone. Even your enemies.
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Rule 1️⃣0️⃣ “Be precise in your speech.” Learn to clearly express your thoughts. Every word counts.
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Rule 1️⃣1️⃣ “Do not bother children when they are skate-boarding.” Let kids push the boundaries of what’s “dangerous” every once in a while. This leads to mental strenghth.
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Rule 1️⃣2️⃣ “Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street.“ Enjoy the little things in life.
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Which rule is your favorite? 🙇🏾‍♂️
#booksforthewise
  • 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson ⚡️
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    Photo 📸: @mentorbookclub
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    “Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not who someone else is today.” 🔥
    -
    With social media, it’s so easy to get caught up & feel like we’re behind. We see celebrities & influencers showing the best part of their lives & we get insecure or envious. Yet, the only person we should be comparing ourselves to is the person we were yesterday & the person we know we can be. 💯
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    Let’s dive into 12 Rules for Life 🗣
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    Rule 1️⃣ “Stand up straight with your shoulders back.” Your body language speaks before you do. Show confidence in yourself & you’ll be respected.
    -
    Rule 2️⃣ “Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping.” Take care of yourself the way you would someone you love.
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    Rule 3️⃣ “Make friends with people who want the best for you.” When you’re surrounded by the best, you become your best self.
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    Rule 4️⃣ “Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.”
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    Rule 5️⃣ “Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them.”
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    Rule 6️⃣ “Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world.” Before blaming others for your situation, look at what you could’ve done to prevent it or how you can learn from it.
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    Rule 7️⃣ “Pursue what is meaningful, not what is expedient.”
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    Rule 8️⃣ “Tell the truth - or, at least, don’t lie.” Tell the truth, share your truth & live your truth.
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    Rule 9️⃣ “Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t.” There’s always something to learn from someone. Even your enemies.
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    Rule 1️⃣0️⃣ “Be precise in your speech.” Learn to clearly express your thoughts. Every word counts.
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    Rule 1️⃣1️⃣ “Do not bother children when they are skate-boarding.” Let kids push the boundaries of what’s “dangerous” every once in a while. This leads to mental strenghth.
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    Rule 1️⃣2️⃣ “Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street.“ Enjoy the little things in life.
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    Which rule is your favorite? 🙇🏾‍♂️
    #booksforthewise
  • 820 38 18 January, 2019
  • {RESENHA}
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Livro: Izolda 
Autor: Frederic Spekman
Editora: Editora Pen Dragon
Nota: 3🌟‘s.
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❝---Você  é Deus?
---Talvez para alguém como você sim. Mas para o infinito, que é o verdadeiro Deus de tudo, não❞
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📖 Izac Valgas, um garoto jovem, filho mais velho de uma família simples, com pais dedicados e um lar amoroso. Desde sempre um herói de pequenos feitos tinha o pai como o seu maior exemplo e tudo fazia para se tornar alguém como ele.
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📖 Em um fatídico dia passando em um atalho pelo bosque Izac viu algo que nunca imaginaria ver: uma garota perdida, sozinha se alimentando de raizes e tendo o bosque como lar. Era evidente que ela precisava de ajuda e para sua sorte Izac não era do feitio de Izac virar as costas para alguém necessitado.
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📖 E foi assim que em um dia chuvoso Izac retornou ao bosque e levou consigo a garota de roupas estranhas e olhar assustado. Izac só não poderia imaginar que Izolda era muito mais do que os seus olhos podem ver. E por ela Izac sai ao encontro de uma longa aventura.
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📝 "Izolda" de Frederic Spekman foi para mim uma grande surpresa, Speakman desenvolve aqui uma narrativa leve sobre uma enorme aventura, uma passagem só de ida para o desconhecido e assim como Izac nós  embarcamos.
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📝 Spekman apostou em uma ficção científica bem diferete do comum, no entanto pecou em alguns momentos deixando a narrativa cair e por isso a pontuação, no entanto não deixou de ser uma boa leitura.
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💬 Deixei um parágrafo todinho par enaltecer a Editora Pen Dragon e toda a sua equipe. A capa, diagramação, os detalhes ... o livro está um mimo, uma coisinha realmente admirável ❤. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#izolda #fredericspekman #editorapendragon #ficccaocientifica
  • {RESENHA}
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    Livro: Izolda
    Autor: Frederic Spekman
    Editora: Editora Pen Dragon
    Nota: 3🌟‘s.
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    ❝---Você  é Deus?
    ---Talvez para alguém como você sim. Mas para o infinito, que é o verdadeiro Deus de tudo, não❞
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    📖 Izac Valgas, um garoto jovem, filho mais velho de uma família simples, com pais dedicados e um lar amoroso. Desde sempre um herói de pequenos feitos tinha o pai como o seu maior exemplo e tudo fazia para se tornar alguém como ele.
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    📖 Em um fatídico dia passando em um atalho pelo bosque Izac viu algo que nunca imaginaria ver: uma garota perdida, sozinha se alimentando de raizes e tendo o bosque como lar. Era evidente que ela precisava de ajuda e para sua sorte Izac não era do feitio de Izac virar as costas para alguém necessitado.
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    📖 E foi assim que em um dia chuvoso Izac retornou ao bosque e levou consigo a garota de roupas estranhas e olhar assustado. Izac só não poderia imaginar que Izolda era muito mais do que os seus olhos podem ver. E por ela Izac sai ao encontro de uma longa aventura.
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    📝 "Izolda" de Frederic Spekman foi para mim uma grande surpresa, Speakman desenvolve aqui uma narrativa leve sobre uma enorme aventura, uma passagem só de ida para o desconhecido e assim como Izac nós  embarcamos.
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    📝 Spekman apostou em uma ficção científica bem diferete do comum, no entanto pecou em alguns momentos deixando a narrativa cair e por isso a pontuação, no entanto não deixou de ser uma boa leitura.
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    💬 Deixei um parágrafo todinho par enaltecer a Editora Pen Dragon e toda a sua equipe. A capa, diagramação, os detalhes ... o livro está um mimo, uma coisinha realmente admirável ❤. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    #izolda #fredericspekman #editorapendragon #ficccaocientifica
  • 801 62 18 hours ago
  • { Book Review ~ The Binding }
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Imagine you could erase your grief.
Imagine you could forget your pain.
Imagine you could hide a secret.
Forever. .
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Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives, he is to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder, a feared and misunderstood profession. Bookbinders have the ability to ‘bind’ (essentially erase) your memories within the pages of beautifully hand crafted books, and Emmett’s world is turned upside down when he discovers a volume with his name on it!
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Bravo 👏🏼 to Bridget Collins for writing an absolute beauty! This one is actually quite difficult to review, (without giving away too much of the plot.) It is a fully immersive reading experience, with a cast of fascinating characters, that you will love and hate! Admittedly I found it to be slow to start, but I soon found myself gripped by this magical piece of historical fiction. It is surprisingly dark, and for those expecting a fantasy novel, I would say that the fantasy element has more of a subtle undercurrent. I genuinely think that this one has the makings of being a future classic!
5/5 ***** .
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Have you read it? Did you love it as much as me?? I’m so pleased I picked this as my first book if the year!!! .
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#TheBinding #BridgetCollins
Special thanks to @boroughpress @harpercollinsuk for this stunning early proof copy!!! .
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  • { Book Review ~ The Binding }
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    Imagine you could erase your grief.
    Imagine you could forget your pain.
    Imagine you could hide a secret.
    Forever. .
    🗝📚
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    Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives, he is to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder, a feared and misunderstood profession. Bookbinders have the ability to ‘bind’ (essentially erase) your memories within the pages of beautifully hand crafted books, and Emmett’s world is turned upside down when he discovers a volume with his name on it!
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    🗝📚
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    Bravo 👏🏼 to Bridget Collins for writing an absolute beauty! This one is actually quite difficult to review, (without giving away too much of the plot.) It is a fully immersive reading experience, with a cast of fascinating characters, that you will love and hate! Admittedly I found it to be slow to start, but I soon found myself gripped by this magical piece of historical fiction. It is surprisingly dark, and for those expecting a fantasy novel, I would say that the fantasy element has more of a subtle undercurrent. I genuinely think that this one has the makings of being a future classic!
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    Have you read it? Did you love it as much as me?? I’m so pleased I picked this as my first book if the year!!! .
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    #TheBinding #BridgetCollins
    Special thanks to @boroughpress @harpercollinsuk for this stunning early proof copy!!! .
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  • 1,389 58 15 January, 2019
  • Review of ONCE UPON A RIVER 🦢|thanks to @atriabooks for this copy|
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Once Upon a River is a story about stories, the story of the River Thames and the people who inhabit its banks, and the story of the little girl who came back to life. On a winter solstice night, a stranger collapses into The Swan, a tavern on the river, holding the body of a girl no older than 4. When she takes a breath, the storytellers of The Swan are struck as speechless as the girl. The townspeople are left to try to solve the mystery of the girl’s identity, where she belongs, and where she came from.
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This book is a modern folktale. A fairytale that tells the story of folks long ago who experienced an event that could not be explained. Like a fairytale, the characters are quite firmly in the camp of good or evil, yet Setterfield still makes each of them complex and multidimensional. Morals, magic, mystery, love, friendship, family, and sadness abound in this gothic tale with a large cast of characters. It truly had all the elements of a magical fairytale—repeated phrases, three main claims on the girl, anthropomorphism of natural elements and animals. My only criticism is that the story did slow down in the middle, only to quickly pick up pace at the very end. Overall, somehow Setterfield took the ancient art of folktales and made it fresh and magical✨
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On a more personal note, this book came to me in the moment I needed it most. This past week was a little tough for me. I had some recent health news, and while I’m perfectly well, it does change my relationship with motherhood. Rita, the midwife character in the book, is terrified of becoming pregnant, yet feels a strong maternal connection with the girl. The character Margot, named after St. Margaret, patron saint of pregnant women and childbirth, struck me most. For years I’ve wanted to name my girl, if I have one, Margaret with the nickname Margot. It may sound kooky and eccentric, but I feel like the universe plopped this book into my life at the exact moment I needed it. Like this folktale, I feel like I’m part of a bigger story that is just beginning, and I’m going to be okay.♥️Sometimes books find you when you need them most. .
  • Review of ONCE UPON A RIVER 🦢|thanks to @atriabooks for this copy|
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    Once Upon a River is a story about stories, the story of the River Thames and the people who inhabit its banks, and the story of the little girl who came back to life. On a winter solstice night, a stranger collapses into The Swan, a tavern on the river, holding the body of a girl no older than 4. When she takes a breath, the storytellers of The Swan are struck as speechless as the girl. The townspeople are left to try to solve the mystery of the girl’s identity, where she belongs, and where she came from.
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    This book is a modern folktale. A fairytale that tells the story of folks long ago who experienced an event that could not be explained. Like a fairytale, the characters are quite firmly in the camp of good or evil, yet Setterfield still makes each of them complex and multidimensional. Morals, magic, mystery, love, friendship, family, and sadness abound in this gothic tale with a large cast of characters. It truly had all the elements of a magical fairytale—repeated phrases, three main claims on the girl, anthropomorphism of natural elements and animals. My only criticism is that the story did slow down in the middle, only to quickly pick up pace at the very end. Overall, somehow Setterfield took the ancient art of folktales and made it fresh and magical✨
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    On a more personal note, this book came to me in the moment I needed it most. This past week was a little tough for me. I had some recent health news, and while I’m perfectly well, it does change my relationship with motherhood. Rita, the midwife character in the book, is terrified of becoming pregnant, yet feels a strong maternal connection with the girl. The character Margot, named after St. Margaret, patron saint of pregnant women and childbirth, struck me most. For years I’ve wanted to name my girl, if I have one, Margaret with the nickname Margot. It may sound kooky and eccentric, but I feel like the universe plopped this book into my life at the exact moment I needed it. Like this folktale, I feel like I’m part of a bigger story that is just beginning, and I’m going to be okay.♥️Sometimes books find you when you need them most. .
  • 1,790 37 15 January, 2019
  • • b o o k • r e v i e w • #7/150 •

In the not-too-distant future, in a city that strangely resembles Los Angeles, the objective truth is valued above all other things, and lying is considered a criminal offense prosecuted to the fullest extent. It is up to the members of Speculative Service to police the city for liars and investigate any crimes that may involve falsehoods. This includes Laszlo Ratesiac, a 19-year veteran of the Speculative Service, still living in the shadow of his brother, a former SS officer who died in the line of duty. When Laz is called to the scene of a slip-and-fall accident, he and his new partner believe there is more to the story and their investigation leads them to uncover a massive conspiracy reaching the highest levels of government and intent on bringing down the Golden State. I thought this book was so freakin’ smart. I loved the world-building and thought the concept of prosecuting liars was chillingly believable (especially in our current political climate) and thought Winters did a really great job of exploring the ideas of honesty and truthfulness in society. The ending left me wanting a little more, which I think is just a sign of how much I enjoyed this one. It comes out this Tuesday, 1/22, for those of you who didn’t choose it for your #botm selection.
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  • • b o o k • r e v i e w • #7 /150 •

    In the not-too-distant future, in a city that strangely resembles Los Angeles, the objective truth is valued above all other things, and lying is considered a criminal offense prosecuted to the fullest extent. It is up to the members of Speculative Service to police the city for liars and investigate any crimes that may involve falsehoods. This includes Laszlo Ratesiac, a 19-year veteran of the Speculative Service, still living in the shadow of his brother, a former SS officer who died in the line of duty. When Laz is called to the scene of a slip-and-fall accident, he and his new partner believe there is more to the story and their investigation leads them to uncover a massive conspiracy reaching the highest levels of government and intent on bringing down the Golden State. I thought this book was so freakin’ smart. I loved the world-building and thought the concept of prosecuting liars was chillingly believable (especially in our current political climate) and thought Winters did a really great job of exploring the ideas of honesty and truthfulness in society. The ending left me wanting a little more, which I think is just a sign of how much I enjoyed this one. It comes out this Tuesday, 1/22, for those of you who didn’t choose it for your #botm selection.
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  • [Book Review - All The Bright Places] ⁣⁣
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“You are wanted. Your are necessary. You are loved.” - Jennifer Niven ⁣⁣
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Once again, this book hit me really hard. It covered all aspects of mental illness. Jennifer Niven managed to give the perspective of the individual with bipolar disorder and suicidal ideation. Despite what appears to others as having everything - a family, a special loved one, often times that person is unable to see this. Inside, they are struggling with something darker and feel that they can’t reach out or that there is no point in reaching out for help. ⁣⁣
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In this day and age, we need to disregard and eradicate all stigmas that labels come with. Society needs to be more accepting and more empathetic towards such issues. Mental health is not something to brush aside or be joked about. It’s a matter of life and death. ⁣⁣
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  • [Book Review - All The Bright Places] ⁣⁣
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    “You are wanted. Your are necessary. You are loved.” - Jennifer Niven ⁣⁣
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    In this day and age, we need to disregard and eradicate all stigmas that labels come with. Society needs to be more accepting and more empathetic towards such issues. Mental health is not something to brush aside or be joked about. It’s a matter of life and death. ⁣⁣
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    Let’s choose to be kind and be available. You never know who might need help but is too afraid to seek it.⁣⁣
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  • | @stmartinspress #partner| Caught mid-yawn. 😹 Yet, I can assure you, THE PERFECT LIAR is anything but a snooze fest. Anyone else a fan of TCG’s writing style? 🙋🏻‍♀️
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Thomas Christopher Greene draws readers in with a compulsively readable and magnificently manipulative storyline that teeters on the rudimentary line drawn between literary and contemporary fiction. This being the third of his books I’ve read and what I would consider the darkest and most suspense-heavy yet.
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The short chapters, twist riddled plot and engaging flow of the author’s words set a frantic pace. Although, not every twist is what I would call unpredictable. In fact, readers are made privy to some of the foreseeable decisions—unpredictably replaced by gall. Part of the fun comes from the shock value Max’s despicable actions lend to the story and the ease in which he manages to justifies them.
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Readers are led to contemplate, who of the two—Max or Susannah—is the perfect liar? Is it the dutiful wife who, despite her misgivings, stands by her husband’s side? Or, is it the husband willing to go to any length to keep his secrets from reaching the light of day?
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  • | @stmartinspress #partner | Caught mid-yawn. 😹 Yet, I can assure you, THE PERFECT LIAR is anything but a snooze fest. Anyone else a fan of TCG’s writing style? 🙋🏻‍♀️
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    Thomas Christopher Greene draws readers in with a compulsively readable and magnificently manipulative storyline that teeters on the rudimentary line drawn between literary and contemporary fiction. This being the third of his books I’ve read and what I would consider the darkest and most suspense-heavy yet.
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    The short chapters, twist riddled plot and engaging flow of the author’s words set a frantic pace. Although, not every twist is what I would call unpredictable. In fact, readers are made privy to some of the foreseeable decisions—unpredictably replaced by gall. Part of the fun comes from the shock value Max’s despicable actions lend to the story and the ease in which he manages to justifies them.
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    Readers are led to contemplate, who of the two—Max or Susannah—is the perfect liar? Is it the dutiful wife who, despite her misgivings, stands by her husband’s side? Or, is it the husband willing to go to any length to keep his secrets from reaching the light of day?
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  • ☕️ & 📖 •• happy Saturday!
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  • I read this three books since 2019 ☝🏻
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Last year for almost 6 months i went through a ‘readers slump’ i used to read 15 books a month and then suddenly I didn’t feel like reading anything at all for SIX monthss!! I tried alot but it never worked. And now since 2019 ive suddenly got my reading mojo back 🤷🏻‍♀️🥳
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Just want you book nerds to know if you’re going through the same, it’s completely normal. Give yourself time, engage in something else (i tried TV & Shane Dawson) its OK, you will overcome it 🤷🏻‍♀️ don’t force yourself into it🤞🏻🥰
  • I read this three books since 2019 ☝🏻
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    Last year for almost 6 months i went through a ‘readers slump’ i used to read 15 books a month and then suddenly I didn’t feel like reading anything at all for SIX monthss!! I tried alot but it never worked. And now since 2019 ive suddenly got my reading mojo back 🤷🏻‍♀️🥳
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    Just want you book nerds to know if you’re going through the same, it’s completely normal. Give yourself time, engage in something else (i tried TV & Shane Dawson) its OK, you will overcome it 🤷🏻‍♀️ don’t force yourself into it🤞🏻🥰
  • 18 1 10 minutes ago
  • Buvo rytas, maždaug 9 valanda, kai aš užverčiau paskutinį šios knygos puslapį ir negalėjau patikėti, kokį lobį aš ką tik perskaičiau. „Paukštis erškėčio perverta krūtine paklūsta nesikeičiančiam gamtos dėsniui, jis nežino, kas jį traukia pulti ant spyglio ir numirti giedant. Tą akimirką, kai spyglys perveria širdį, jis nežino, kad mirs; jis gieda ir gieda, kol balsas bejėgiškai nutyla. Bet mes, kai puolam krūtine ant erškėčių, mes žinom. Suprantam. Ir vis tiek puolam. Vis tiek. "

Tai istorija apie draudžiamą kunigo ir merginos meilę, kuri įsiliepsnoja ir negrįžtamai įsikuria šių dviejų žmonių gyvenimuose. Ir tai veikėjams sukelia tam tikras pasekmes - skausmą, kurį pajusti galima kiekviename puslapyje, viltį, kuri rusena iki pat pabaigos, ir džiaugsmą, kuris užplūsta, kai supranti, kokia galinga yra meilė. Istorija apipina net tris Klierių šeimos kartas, dėl to perskaičius knygą atrodo, kad į savo širdį įsileidai tuziną veikėjų. Ir visi jie tokie savotiški, nešantys tokias svarbias žinutes - autorė meistriškai leidžia mums pažinti kiekvieną taip, lyg jis būtų mūsų šeimos narys. Man skaitant atrodė, kad jeigu knyga būtų parašyta šiais laikais eilinio grožinės literatūros autoriaus, ji būtų gana pigi ir neypatinga, tačiau Colleen McCullough 1977-aisiais savo talentu šią istoriją pavertė daugiasluoksne, jautria, pamokančia meilės biblija. Užvertus paskutinį puslapį tiesiog norėjosi sulaikyti kvapą, nes atrodė, kad išsiskiriu su savo labai artimais draugais. Knygų mylėtojai, jeigu egzistuoja tobulas meilės, įtraukiančios istorijos ir pamokančios žinutės rinkinys, tai jis vadinasi „Erškėčių paukščiai". Ir jeigu jums tokio rinkinio norisi, čiupkite šią knygą kuo greičiau. #colleenmccullough  #erskeciupauksciai #thethornbirds
  • Buvo rytas, maždaug 9 valanda, kai aš užverčiau paskutinį šios knygos puslapį ir negalėjau patikėti, kokį lobį aš ką tik perskaičiau. „Paukštis erškėčio perverta krūtine paklūsta nesikeičiančiam gamtos dėsniui, jis nežino, kas jį traukia pulti ant spyglio ir numirti giedant. Tą akimirką, kai spyglys perveria širdį, jis nežino, kad mirs; jis gieda ir gieda, kol balsas bejėgiškai nutyla. Bet mes, kai puolam krūtine ant erškėčių, mes žinom. Suprantam. Ir vis tiek puolam. Vis tiek. "

    Tai istorija apie draudžiamą kunigo ir merginos meilę, kuri įsiliepsnoja ir negrįžtamai įsikuria šių dviejų žmonių gyvenimuose. Ir tai veikėjams sukelia tam tikras pasekmes - skausmą, kurį pajusti galima kiekviename puslapyje, viltį, kuri rusena iki pat pabaigos, ir džiaugsmą, kuris užplūsta, kai supranti, kokia galinga yra meilė. Istorija apipina net tris Klierių šeimos kartas, dėl to perskaičius knygą atrodo, kad į savo širdį įsileidai tuziną veikėjų. Ir visi jie tokie savotiški, nešantys tokias svarbias žinutes - autorė meistriškai leidžia mums pažinti kiekvieną taip, lyg jis būtų mūsų šeimos narys. Man skaitant atrodė, kad jeigu knyga būtų parašyta šiais laikais eilinio grožinės literatūros autoriaus, ji būtų gana pigi ir neypatinga, tačiau Colleen McCullough 1977-aisiais savo talentu šią istoriją pavertė daugiasluoksne, jautria, pamokančia meilės biblija. Užvertus paskutinį puslapį tiesiog norėjosi sulaikyti kvapą, nes atrodė, kad išsiskiriu su savo labai artimais draugais. Knygų mylėtojai, jeigu egzistuoja tobulas meilės, įtraukiančios istorijos ir pamokančios žinutės rinkinys, tai jis vadinasi „Erškėčių paukščiai". Ir jeigu jums tokio rinkinio norisi, čiupkite šią knygą kuo greičiau. #colleenmccullough #erskeciupauksciai #thethornbirds
  • 14 3 10 minutes ago
  • Happy Saturday! 🌠 
I thought I'd share my favourite read of 2018...so here goes... 🎺
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Call Me By Your Name – André Aciman 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 One word review: Perfection 🌹 
This book has everything you could ask for in a story; heartache, desire, ‘sun-drenched surroundings’, sex, coming-of-age, intensity and the list just goes on and on... 🍑 
I cried. I laughed. I obsessed.  I even had withdrawal symptoms when I finished the book. 🎹 
You know, some authors have just got it and by Jove, André Aciman has got it! I’ve never read something so hypnotic -it just oozes sophistication. You are truly immersed in the story, the characters and the scenery. 🌱 
Oh goodness, how I wept and yearned for more just like Elio himself. 😪 
A breathtakingly beautiful piece of literature. 📚 
I don’t often want to watch the movie adaptation but with this piece, I most certainly do! 📽 .
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  • Happy Saturday! 🌠
    I thought I'd share my favourite read of 2018...so here goes... 🎺
    Drum roll... 🍑
    Call Me By Your Name – André Aciman 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 One word review: Perfection 🌹
    This book has everything you could ask for in a story; heartache, desire, ‘sun-drenched surroundings’, sex, coming-of-age, intensity and the list just goes on and on... 🍑
    I cried. I laughed. I obsessed. I even had withdrawal symptoms when I finished the book. 🎹
    You know, some authors have just got it and by Jove, André Aciman has got it! I’ve never read something so hypnotic -it just oozes sophistication. You are truly immersed in the story, the characters and the scenery. 🌱
    Oh goodness, how I wept and yearned for more just like Elio himself. 😪
    A breathtakingly beautiful piece of literature. 📚
    I don’t often want to watch the movie adaptation but with this piece, I most certainly do! 📽 .
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    #callmebyyourname
    #bookstagram #book #books #bookworm #bookishdelights #outstanding #bookobsessed #bookstagrammer #bookreview #allaboutthebooks #cmbyn #biblophile #booknerd #bookcommunity #lovebooks #saturday #peach #timotheechalamet #armiehammer #bookaddict
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  • Okay, here comes another critical review. #pride by #ibizoboi , a modern, Black, Brooklynite #ya take on #prideandprejudice fell flat for me. This book was not transgressive in the ways that I think it should have been, and honestly, other than ethnicity, and where in history the events took place, i fail to see where it was transgressive at all. I think that the thing that makes #janeausten transgressive (I know not everyone reads her that way - come at me), is the preposterousness of the intensive obsessiveness about loving men the protagonists hardly know. The lives of women are so empty of content and drive, that’s all they’ve got, and it’s a strong social statement. For these kids, ostensibly interested in university and their futures, their vision regarding the Darcy boys was truly myopic. And, just the idea of the Darcy boys and the Benitez girls. Could this book not have been even just a little bit queer? A little bit less heteronormative? Even maybe just have shook up genders in each family? The girls were sexually reserved, not because it was their nature, but because their papi was overprotective - there was no sexual agency in this book. And the capitalist bent - it’s really love at the end of an economic era here - but you wouldn’t know in this book. Could there not have been some other essential difference to drive a wedge between the raging hormones of these two sibling groups that didn’t equate spending money and entering into the wealthy stratosphere with romantic success. By the end I though I just didn’t like YA, but then, I started a new YA book and realized that things to have to be so stifling and limited for women in this genre, because it isn’t in fact 1813. This book didn’t dream big enough for me. This one wasn’t my book.
  • Okay, here comes another critical review. #pride by #ibizoboi , a modern, Black, Brooklynite #ya take on #prideandprejudice fell flat for me. This book was not transgressive in the ways that I think it should have been, and honestly, other than ethnicity, and where in history the events took place, i fail to see where it was transgressive at all. I think that the thing that makes #janeausten transgressive (I know not everyone reads her that way - come at me), is the preposterousness of the intensive obsessiveness about loving men the protagonists hardly know. The lives of women are so empty of content and drive, that’s all they’ve got, and it’s a strong social statement. For these kids, ostensibly interested in university and their futures, their vision regarding the Darcy boys was truly myopic. And, just the idea of the Darcy boys and the Benitez girls. Could this book not have been even just a little bit queer? A little bit less heteronormative? Even maybe just have shook up genders in each family? The girls were sexually reserved, not because it was their nature, but because their papi was overprotective - there was no sexual agency in this book. And the capitalist bent - it’s really love at the end of an economic era here - but you wouldn’t know in this book. Could there not have been some other essential difference to drive a wedge between the raging hormones of these two sibling groups that didn’t equate spending money and entering into the wealthy stratosphere with romantic success. By the end I though I just didn’t like YA, but then, I started a new YA book and realized that things to have to be so stifling and limited for women in this genre, because it isn’t in fact 1813. This book didn’t dream big enough for me. This one wasn’t my book.
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  • Sadie by Courtney Summers. 391 pages on my iPad. YA murder thriller (sort of). This is my first for this author. Sadie is a 19 year old young woman who has had a difficult life. Absent, unknown father. Alcoholic, addicted mother. Taking care of her younger sister, Maddie, was her life. When Maddie is found dead, Sadie’s life is upended. She takes off in search of the killer. The grandmotherly neighbor who has helped her over the years asks a journalist to help find Sadie after the police offer little assistance or hope. The story is written in two voices, Sadie and the journalist. The journalist is doing a podcast about the story and those chapters are like a transcript of the podcast episodes. Be aware, this story has elements of alcohol/drug abuse, violence, and pedophilia. Sadie’s story is sad. There is no neat and tidy happy ending. If you need that you will be disappointed. I would be fine with my teenager reading this but I think they and the book would be better served if it was read in a group setting with discussion. I would have liked a bit more meat on the bones in regards to character development. ⭐️⭐️⭐️(out of 5) #choguereads2019 #read #reading #ilovetoread #bookstagram #books #ilovebooks #bookaddict #bookreview #igreads #bibliophile
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers. 391 pages on my iPad. YA murder thriller (sort of). This is my first for this author. Sadie is a 19 year old young woman who has had a difficult life. Absent, unknown father. Alcoholic, addicted mother. Taking care of her younger sister, Maddie, was her life. When Maddie is found dead, Sadie’s life is upended. She takes off in search of the killer. The grandmotherly neighbor who has helped her over the years asks a journalist to help find Sadie after the police offer little assistance or hope. The story is written in two voices, Sadie and the journalist. The journalist is doing a podcast about the story and those chapters are like a transcript of the podcast episodes. Be aware, this story has elements of alcohol/drug abuse, violence, and pedophilia. Sadie’s story is sad. There is no neat and tidy happy ending. If you need that you will be disappointed. I would be fine with my teenager reading this but I think they and the book would be better served if it was read in a group setting with discussion. I would have liked a bit more meat on the bones in regards to character development. ⭐️⭐️⭐️(out of 5) #choguereads2019 #read #reading #ilovetoread #bookstagram #books #ilovebooks #bookaddict #bookreview #igreads #bibliophile
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  • “So much of desire, at that age, was a willful act. Trying so hard to slur the rough, disappointing edges of boys into the shape of someone we could love. We spoke of our desperate need for them with rote and familiar words, like we were reading lines from a play. Later I would see this: how impersonal and grasping our love was, pinging around the universe, hoping for a host to give form to our wishes.”⁣
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This book was so much more than I ever imagined it would be when I first picked it up. I was drawn in by its occult content, but stayed because of the beautifully written, heart-wrenching account of what it is like to be a teenage girl - so unsure of yourself, seeking that sense of belonging, and searching for your identity. I connected with young Evie right away and so many moments transported me back to my own adolescence - wanting so badly to be wanted or seen. Unfortunately, that desire, coupled with Suzanne’s magnetic draw, leads Evie to the ranch, a compound where charismatic leader, Russell, teaches love and togetherness. Evie finds that sense of belonging within the group right away, transforming into one of “the girls” and using the ranch as an escape from her tumultuous home life. Russell and the group begin to change, growing more radical each day and one night, something terrible happens...⁣
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More than anything, this is the story of navigating the world as a teenage girl with the perfect amount of Manson-esque cult activity mixed in. I loved that the violence was not the focal point of this book, but rather an event in the story of Evie, who must carry her heavy secrets and emotions about that night through the rest of her life. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 from me! ⁣
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  • “So much of desire, at that age, was a willful act. Trying so hard to slur the rough, disappointing edges of boys into the shape of someone we could love. We spoke of our desperate need for them with rote and familiar words, like we were reading lines from a play. Later I would see this: how impersonal and grasping our love was, pinging around the universe, hoping for a host to give form to our wishes.”⁣

    This book was so much more than I ever imagined it would be when I first picked it up. I was drawn in by its occult content, but stayed because of the beautifully written, heart-wrenching account of what it is like to be a teenage girl - so unsure of yourself, seeking that sense of belonging, and searching for your identity. I connected with young Evie right away and so many moments transported me back to my own adolescence - wanting so badly to be wanted or seen. Unfortunately, that desire, coupled with Suzanne’s magnetic draw, leads Evie to the ranch, a compound where charismatic leader, Russell, teaches love and togetherness. Evie finds that sense of belonging within the group right away, transforming into one of “the girls” and using the ranch as an escape from her tumultuous home life. Russell and the group begin to change, growing more radical each day and one night, something terrible happens...⁣

    More than anything, this is the story of navigating the world as a teenage girl with the perfect amount of Manson-esque cult activity mixed in. I loved that the violence was not the focal point of this book, but rather an event in the story of Evie, who must carry her heavy secrets and emotions about that night through the rest of her life. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 from me! ⁣

    #books #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #bookworm #bibliophile #reader #readersofinstagram #readersofig #igreads #instareads #whatshereads #bookblog #bookblogger #bookreview #booklover #fiction #fictionreads #literature #thegirls #emmacline
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  • I have to confess, I love the idea of magic, and I love reading books about magic. The Night Circus is exactly that, a book about magic. Celia and Marco have been trained, from childhood, as magicians each under a different master. As it turns out, the two masters were once apprentice and student; however, two mindsets with respect to magic and style of practice, created a massive divide and led to the challenge of a lifetime with each magician training their chosen student for a game of magical prowess, a game; that to win, would result in only one magician surviving. Much to the delight of spectators far and wide the setting for this challenge became a circus that seemed to pop up overnight. Where, in a staggeringly spectacular manner, Celia and Marco created wondrous and impossible manipulations and performances. But how long can the circus survive when the magic is literally taking the life out of its magicians? And what happens when true love intervenes? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • I have to confess, I love the idea of magic, and I love reading books about magic. The Night Circus is exactly that, a book about magic. Celia and Marco have been trained, from childhood, as magicians each under a different master. As it turns out, the two masters were once apprentice and student; however, two mindsets with respect to magic and style of practice, created a massive divide and led to the challenge of a lifetime with each magician training their chosen student for a game of magical prowess, a game; that to win, would result in only one magician surviving. Much to the delight of spectators far and wide the setting for this challenge became a circus that seemed to pop up overnight. Where, in a staggeringly spectacular manner, Celia and Marco created wondrous and impossible manipulations and performances. But how long can the circus survive when the magic is literally taking the life out of its magicians? And what happens when true love intervenes? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    #newbook #favoriteread #bookclub #reading #reader #bookobsessed #bookstagram #bookreview #recommendedreading #booksofinstagram #readersofinsta #thenightcircus #erinmorgenstern
  • 8 1 29 minutes ago
  • The Lying Woods by Ashley Elston.
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Owen’s life is turned upside when his Dad steals millions of dollars from the investors of his fracking business. Forced to leave private school & return home to a town that hates him, Owen tries to find the truth to all his father’s lies.
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This book is less mystery solving and more relationship centric. While the relationship between Owen & Gus and the backflashes of Noah & Maggie were great, I was hoping for more sleuthing on Owen’s part. 
Also the writing was little awkward at times. Sometimes things flowed really well and I would think: ‘okay this is when things will get real good’ but then it would just drop down to okay-ness.
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  • The Lying Woods by Ashley Elston.
    4/5 ⭐️’s
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    Owen’s life is turned upside when his Dad steals millions of dollars from the investors of his fracking business. Forced to leave private school & return home to a town that hates him, Owen tries to find the truth to all his father’s lies.
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    This book is less mystery solving and more relationship centric. While the relationship between Owen & Gus and the backflashes of Noah & Maggie were great, I was hoping for more sleuthing on Owen’s part.
    Also the writing was little awkward at times. Sometimes things flowed really well and I would think: ‘okay this is when things will get real good’ but then it would just drop down to okay-ness.
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    The relationship aspects and the ending were what carried this book for me. I’d still recommend to anyone who enjoys reading mysteries / contemporary books.
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