Oh I love a blizzard especially when it's the end of January and it's our first proper snowfall of the season. Every child in the neighbourhood seems to be outside building snowmen and having snow fights and I wish I could do the same. Playing in the snow is definitely one thing I miss about being a kid. The days of building snow forts and have snowball fights all day seem so long ago. Has this blizzard hit where you are? If so, did you go out in it or do any Winter activities?
The only winter activity I've done so far is drink hot chocolate by the windowsill and watch the snow as it covered everything in sight. I'm hoping to venture out for a walk after I've finished my cup of coffee and this chapter of My Lovely Wife. After the walk I plan on making a hearty veggie stew for dinner, finishing the new season of Grace and Frankie which I'm absolutely loving so far and starting a new knitting project. Thinking about it, my Winter activities might be drinking teas, cooking hearty meals, and knitting in front of the tv.
#currentlyreading — It’s about to start snowing here so I‘m bundled up in bed with a mug of tea and my current read: The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton! I’m always down for a good mystery book, but I’ve never heard of one quite like this? The majority of the reviews I’ve seen have said it’s like a combination of Agatha Christie and Clue? Also, the cover👏🏾✨ Anyone read this one? .
[Summary from Goodreads]: “Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m.
There are eight days, and eight witnesses for you to inhabit.
We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer.
Understood? Then let's begin... Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others... The most inventive debut of the year twists together a mystery of such unexpected creativity it will leave readers guessing until the very last page.”
Hey💗 First of all thank you so much for all the kind words about my bookmarks and your incredible reactions 😭🤭 Anyway do you have a bullet journal..? I’m having this one for over a year now- and bought a new one- and am so excited to start creating a new theme💗 This page here isn’t one of my favourites but I like the colours 😌✨ Have a wonderful evening!
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The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan
5/5 stars 🌟
Whose fault was it? That’s the question on everyone’s mind, isn’t it? Nobody will ever say it out loud. It’s a question people would call inappropriate. The kind of thing where everyone tells you, “It’s nobody’s fault.” But is that even true? It’s only human nature to look for a place to lay the blame. Our fingers are more than ready to do the pointing, but it’s like we’re all blindfolded and spinning.
What makes a person want to die?
Grief and mourning take a physical presence within Leigh when she loses her mother. Her mother took her own life and in death she transforms into a bird.
There are so many brilliant aspects at play in this story. Magical realism. Depression. Art. Family.
I was shocked by how much I loved this story.
I cried. Of course I cried. I highly recommend it. It’s too beautiful and real not to read.
Check out Goodreads for my full review.
Link in my bio.
——>>—— #qotd — A book that made you cry?
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Garden book stack! 📚🌿🍃
My lovely sister asked me what I wanted for Christmas and of course I said just books thanks. So I gave her a big list of all the books I want and she picked these ones! Great choice sis 🥰👌🏼
I’ve read “The Roanoke Girls” since Christmas and I will do a separate post about that because I have a lot of feelings about it... the others I am yet to read and CANNOT wait! Tell me all your thoughts on all of these pleaaaaase, must know which one to read first! 🤩📚
Virginia una vez más me hace volver sobre sus páginas regresar atrás en la lectura; da la impresión que no entiendes nada, que todavía no te enteras completamente que está pasando, pero con esta novela voy más preparado, creo, y más maduro.
Dicen que: "Guerra avisada no mata soldado". “Ir tras la verdad con tan asombrosa falta de consideración por los sentimientos de otras personas, rasgar los finos velos de civilización tan deliberada, tan brutalmente, era para ella tan horrible ultraje a la decencia humana que, sin contestar, aturdida y enceguecida, inclinó la cabeza como para dejar que el golpe irregular del granizo, el chorro de agua sucia, la salpicara sin protestar. No había nada más que decir”. *
Just finished reading: “Educated” by Tara Westover. This beautifully written book moved me to the bone. Multiple times, it made me shake my head, or want to shed a tear - but at the very end concealed values I deemed essential for a better life: self-acceptance, and honesty.
It’s an easy read, and I definitely recommend. Any new book suggestions? 📚😉
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Before I play another 6 hours of #TheSims I have to shout-out this unexpectedly brilliant book.
I don’t know what I expected from #MySisterTheSerialKiller but it exceeded everything I assumed and blew me away. I’ve literally recommended it to people at the gym, on the subway, everywhere I see someone peeking at the book.
It’s such a dark and witty look at how far we will go for the people we love, what kind of duty do we owe to ourselves, privilege that comes with beauty, just all the things
It’s a quick read, but that doesn’t stop @oyinbraithwaite from painting a rich picture of every single character
You are doing yourself a disservice if you don’t pick this one up 📚 ❤️
I’m also looking for a new book rec...I’m game for anything
The books above are all ones that I thought about long after I finished them. The characters, the setting, and the storyline really resonated with me. I still recommend them regularly to people. What book or books have stayed with you long after you were finished? @chanelcleeton@amortowles@mariahummel5656
"Many people struggle with the issue of deserving to have all they dream of. If you are the human manifestation of an aspect of God, does not every part of God deserve the very best? We are not talking entitlement and frivolous spending and extravagant living because "I deserve it." We are talking about allowing yourself the absolute highest quality of balanced, full, conscious abundant life because you are here in service of the God within. But there is yet another way to address the issue of deserving, and that is the universal life purpose. 🌌
We all come into this lifetime with three principle assignments: to know who we are from a soul perspective; to discover and live our soul mission; to learn the lessons that are presented to us during the process of discovering who we are and living our soul mission. Knowing who you are means exploring every aspect of your being - leaving no stone unturned. Through this exploration, you come not only to know Self, but you grow in your knowledge and understanding of God, since you are in God and God is in you. To live your soul mission means that every aspect of your life is in harmony and alignment with that mission. Then every thought, word, and deed is a representation of your divine essence and is a gift to the world. 🎁
Through living your soul mission, you make your unique mark on the world, consciously creating a legacy for the generations to follow. The third assignment, learning your lessons, means accepting the opportunity for learning and growth in each experience. Our assignment is to recognize the gift or lesson, receive and integrate it into our awareness, and further expand our sense of Self. If we focus our lives around these three assignments, it is no longer a matter of deserving to have our dreams but rather our responsibility to manifest them. When you embrace these assignments, it becomes your responsibility to be all you can be in order to accomplish all you are here to do." 🌝💓🌍 - Alan Seale, Soul Mission, Life Vision #HigherSelfie
Before we wrap up this weekend I have to share this photo and original art from @yenmakesart from her #signsoftheresistance series. Check out her feed for more of these tiny marchers - as well as many other beautiful illustrations featuring badass women! ❤️❤️❤️Plus, this sigh could totally be the tagline for the @badasswomensbookclub - because we’re all about supporting women! ❤️❤️❤️
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Segunda lectura del año, el tercer libro de La Selección y me esta capturando totalmente. Me encanta seguir acompañando a América mientras tomo un té chai latte de @starbuckspe 💓
¿Ustedes qué leen?
I haven’t been reading today but I have been shopping 🤷🏻♀️ I’m hoping to finish up the last four hours of Michelle Obama’s book, and the last 100 or so pages of SEVERANCE tonight. I’m trying to stick to my monthly TBR, so hopefully soon I’ll start MAID or WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING.
I think this might be unrelated to everything but: anyone else still trying to figure out how/where they fit into this bookish community?