Bu yıl okumalarımı biraz daha düzenli yapabilmek adına planlı ilerleme kararı aldım. Çünkü plan yapmadığımda sevdiğim yazarlara ağırlık verirken, yeni yazarlarla tanışma konusunda biraz pasif kaldığımı farkettim. Uzun zamandır merak ettiğim yazarların arasından her ay bir yazar olmak üzere 12 isim belirleyerek başlangıç kitaplarını temin ettim ve Ocak ayı itibariyle bu çizelge doğrultusunda ilerlemeyi düşünüyorum. Herhangi bir sıralama yapmadım. Hangi ay hangi yazarla devam edeceğime ay içinde karar vereceğim. Çünkü bazen üst üste aynı tür kitaplar okumak verimi düşürüyor.
Sizlere de fikir olması adına listemi paylaşıyorum:
Peki siz yeni yazarlarla ne sıklıkla tanışıyorsunuz? Yeni bir yazarı hayatınıza dahil ederken nelerden etkileniyor yada fikir alıyorsunuz? Listemde okuyup sevdiğiniz yazarlar var mı? Gelin biraz sohbet edelim 😊
5954118 hours ago
What is a series or book that you wish would never end?
Hello, hello Dreamers,
Happy Book Birthday to Kingdom of Copper!!
City of Brass was the first book I finished this year. It completely took me by surprise how much I loved it. I am so excited to get Kingdom of Copper. I have to know what happens next in this epic fantasy!
Swipe to see a close up of this gorgeous mug from @creativeleighcrafts ! This gorgeous green color and NOTW quote easily makes this one of my most favorite mugs! There are so many new designs in the shop, and also prints and bookmarks. Dream15 will save on everything!
QOTD: What is a series or book that you wish would never end?
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WELL, Anthony Burgess, we got off to a rocky start but in the end the headache I got trying to decipher Nadsat for the first 40 pages paid off! I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with such a drastic turnaround, where I felt active dislike and annoyance to begin with but then found myself more and more absorbed until finally I was loving it. A bizarre but rewarding reading experience!
For those of you who don’t know, A Clockwork Orange takes place in a dystopian future, probably the UK but it’s not really clear, where after sundown the streets are ran by gangs of youths whose favourite pastimes include savagely beating elderly people, rape, and generally terrorising the population, under the ominous term ‘ultraviolence’. No sugarcoating it, it’s not an easy read, and what sometimes makes it worse is that the Nadsat slang distances you from the horrific violence you’re reading about, and it’s not until you’ve processed the language that it hits you what it is Burgess is detailing with full force. That delay makes it all the worse.
The book is divided into three parts: before, during and after the main character Alex’s arrest, and my favourite parts were the second and third, not least because I was used to the jargon by this point. Alex is imprisoned and subject to the Ludovico technique, which takes away his free will in a seemingly ideal way to moderate violence on the streets. The third part examines the consequences of this ‘treatment’, and questioning whether someone can be ‘good’ merely because they’ve had the ‘bad’ stripped away from them.
I think if you have the patience to get to grips with the slang Burgess makes up, then A Clockwork Orange is more than worth your time, and I’m certainly glad I powered through and finally read this darkly comic and grim little novel!
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Hello lovlies 💙.What are you currently reading?
I’m reading The Well Of Ascension and I’m loving it. I read The Final Empire January Of last year 😅. I always delay reading sequels but eventually I get to them ✋🏻. The Hero of Ages is the final book in the Triology and then books 4-7 takes place 300 years later. Book 7 is set to be published 2020-2021 as per Goodreads so I’m not in a hurry. But I’m so happy I have lots of Sanderson books to look forward to. .
What’s yours favorite Book by Sanderson? Mine remains Stormlight Archive ♥️. If you haven’t read any of his books yet, I definitely recommend all of them 😍🙌🏻
10088822 hours ago
En este, mi post número 100, les hablaré del último libro que he terminado de leer.
Asesino Real de Robin Hobb.
Tuve la estupenda idea de leer la sinopsis del tercer libro mientras leía este y me spoileé horriblemente. NO lean la sinopsis de La Busqueda del Asesino, al menos en español, no sé cómo estará en inglés pero, qué mierda más grande. Uno de los peores errores que he cometido en mi vida.
Como sea. Continuaré.
Es un libro denso y extenso. No recomendable para aquellos que quieran acción al por mayor y diálogos en cada página para aligerar el asunto. A mí me gustan así de descriptivos, me ayudan a concentrarme, no tengo quejas, entonces, por la densidad. Si esperabas que el ritmo fuera diferente al primero, pues no, no es así (aunque las últimas páginas están de maravilla, como pa' deslizarse como si fueran tobogán). Se nos presentan nuevos e importantes personajes, y alguien que marcaba pauta en el mundo de Traspié muere en este.
Por cierto, el desarrollo de personaje que tiene Traspié es increíble, ¡nunca se detiene! Y con ese final, dudo que se haya detenido.
El Bufón se convirtió en mi favorito.
Y Regio me engañó tras su cabello perfectamente rizado.
Es una trilogía que, hasta este segundo libro, merece ser continuada.
Una cosa más, ¡LOS LOBOS NO TIENEN REY!
161216 hours ago
🇬🇧 If I enjoyed Percy Jackson books was because I really love Greek mythology and one of my fav God was Poseidon, so... I fell in love with Percy since I started it. But it was really good because the books were so exciting and how Rick tells the history is just amazing 😍
How did you start your week? Mine is full of exciting things and I can’t wait to work in the projects I have right now 🙈 Also, I stopped reading Howl’s Moving Castle cause I have a book from a publisher and they always are first for me
Q.: If you could be the son or the daughter from a Greek God or Godness, who would it ve?
A.: Maybe I’m weird but... Hades? I love him and I really don’t know why, maybe it’s because the Hades history in Saint Seiya got me shocked when I watched it... But, definetly, it would be Hades ❤️
🇪🇸 Hoy quería hablaros de Percy Jackson y es que fueron unos libros que me encantaron; es cierto que los leí bastante tarde pero me fascinó la escritura e imaginación de Rick Riordan 😍 También se debe a mi obsesión por los dioses griegos, todo culpa de Saint Seiya 😂
¿Cómo habéis empezado la semana? Yo la verdad es que bastante bien y tengo muchas ganas e ilusión por ponerme a hacer todo lo que tengo entre manos 🙈 He pausado la lectura de El Castillo Ambulante porque hoy me ha llegado La venganza de Ariadna y para mi los envíos editoriales siempre tienen prioridad, así que la reseña la tendréis el domingo 🙈
❄️ Si pudieseis ser hijo o hija de un dios o diosa, ¿quién sería?
▶️ Aunque suene raro, me encantaría que mi padre fuese Hades porque tengo una obsesión un tanto extraña con él desde que era pequeño. Tal vez tenga de ello la culpa Saint Seiya ya que el arco de su historia es de mis favoritos; y creo que por eso siempre escogeré a Hades ❤️
2365918 hours ago
Guten Abend ihr Pfirsichringe ❤️
Ich muss euch unbedingt ein nachträgliches Geburtsgeschenk zeigen 😍 Auf Nevermoor war ich ja schon lange scharf 🤗 Und gestern habe ich mich gleich mit Morrigan Crow und Jupiter North auf die Reise gemacht und ich bin begeistert !!! Verliebt ab der ersten Seite ❤️ Und dieses Cover gehört für mich zu den allerschönsten überhaupt! Aber nun zum Inhalt 🤗
Klappentext: Morrigan Crow ist verflucht, an ihrem 11. Geburtstag zu sterben. Doch als die Zeiger auf Mitternacht zulaufen, wird sie vom wunderbar seltsamen Jupiter North gerettet und in sein Hotel in der geheimen Stadt Nevermoor gebracht. Dort gibt es riesenhafte, sprechende Katzen, Vampirzwerge und echte Freunde für Morrigan. Doch sie muss schwierige Prüfungen bestehen, um in ihrem neuen Zuhause bleiben zu dürfen, und außer ihr scheint hier jeder ein besonderes Talent zu haben. Oder kann Morrigan vielleicht mehr, als sie ahnt? 🌟🌟🌟 Es viel mir heute echt schwer zur Arbeit zu gehen weil ich viel lieber in Nevermoor geblieben wäre und bin sehr froh dass gleich im März Band 2 erscheinen wird 🎉
Guys, it’s absolutely freezing here in PA... and I’m seriously counting down the seconds until spring. I’m not leaving the house at all today.
Book: His Light in the Dark
Author: L.A. Fiore
Description: My first memory was of a slap, hard across the face: the sting on my cheek and the jarring of my bones as I slammed back into my bed. It was my dad who had hit me.
I had been four.
Most of my memories were much of the same and no one ever saw, no one ever fought to help, no one ever cared.
Then we moved.
My new neighbor cared, rescued the twelve-year-old I had been from a beating. Always thought I'd suffer the nightmare alone, I was wrong.
Mace Donati saved me that day in all the ways a person could be saved.
And his daughter, Mia, she became the friend I had always wanted, my conscience when my own faltered, the light that led me home when I had lost my way.
The girl who grew into the only woman I would ever love.
But when you realize you're more like your father than the good people who took you in and gave you a home, the only way to return their kindness is to let them go.
I let them go, got so far lost in the shadows I couldn't remember who I was anymore. Mia never gave up on me. She fought for me, kept the light on so I'd find my way back.
And when I did, life threw us a curveball. I had to hurt Mia in order to save her.
But when my past comes back to haunt me and I almost lose her, I'm ready to fight for her...fight to find a way back into her heart while keeping the demons from my past from finishing what they started.
⭐️REVIEW⭐️ What a fun read this was! #TheWeddingDate by @jasminepics is the story of Alexa and Drew, who meet by chance one day when the elevator they’re in breaks down. It is the day before Drew’s ex-girlfriend’s wedding, and Drew has found himself suddenly without a date. Against her better judgement, Alexa agrees to go with him as his fake girlfriend, assuming they’ll never see each other again, but what started as a fake date slowly turns into something more.
What I loved about this book was that, leaving aside the whole “randomly meeting the love of your life in an elevator” thing, it was so wonderfully normal. We meet Drew and Alexa at the beginning of their relationship, and follow them through some fairly typical (albeit quite neurotic) early relationship roadblocks: should I text or not? Did he really want to see me or is he just being nice? Where is this relationship going?! I feel like a lot of romcoms spend so much time on the build-up that you barely get to see the happily-ever-after part. While the dialogue in this one was not as dynamic as some others I’ve read lately, I loved reading about Drew and Alexa just being normal together. Having said that, the neuroses did go on a tad too long- at some points I just wanted to bang their heads together to make them stop acting like teenagers– but the ending more than made up for it. It’s sweet, the characters are lovable and the romance is believable. Also (fair warning) it is STEAMY🔥
I also really loved this book for the representation. Alexa is a woman of colour and Drew is white. Guillory addresses the interracial relationship with a deft hand – Alexa remarks on being the odd one out and points out the differences in their experiences, and Drew actively checks his privilege several times, but this doesn’t define their relationship, nor is it the focal point of the book. As the child of an interracial marriage (my dad is white, my mum is Filipino), I could totally relate to Alexa’s experience. I really loved seeing this in print!Which made me realise: I’ve never (to my knowledge) read anything by a Filipino author! Anyone have any suggestions for me? I’d love your help!
“The box she had carefully constructed about herself would fall apart. And she didn’t know if she could bear standing out in the open, in the harsh wind, without the comforting warmth of those walls she had built to shut out everything she didn’t like or understand.”- Prisoner of Night and Fog
I don’t know how to describe the intense emotional tension I felt through this whole book. I was on the edge of my seat expecting the worst to happen at any moment. Every moment, felt like Gretchen (the main character) was going to get caught. .
Review: “Prisoner of Night and Fog” written by Anne Blankman is about a girl name Gretchen Müller who is taken under the wing of Adolf Hitler after her father dies. Everything is fine until she meets a Jewish reporter by the name of Daniel Cohen. As she begins to help Daniel, Gretchen begins to fall in love with Daniel and to questions her childhood beliefs about Jews and has to decided whether to stay in the comfort of lies or to follow her heart and do what’s right. This novel “is a work of fiction, [but] much of it is rooted in fact”. This novel is intense! And has brought tears to my eyes multiple time, it is heart wrenching and there is no break from the constant tension and stress. .
While reading this, it gives me all the creeps and excitement that made me continue reading. I have not seen the movie so I was so into it and every chapter is just a surprise to me. Every page in the book makes me go further to finding what really cause these things to happen. Malorie have been through a lot and I really salute her bravery and her huge love as a mother to her children. It is so hard to raise a children in fear, disciplining them and hiding them from the beauty of the world because THEY NEED TO SURVIVE.
This book doesn't only give you all those thrill but it does give a lesson. Malorie had been greatly influenced by Tom's courage and his will to really survive. He taught her that nothing will happen if they won't do something, if they will just wait for help and continue surviving. After everything that had been taken from Malorie, she gains the strength, and courage and it makes her bold and wise.
Overall, this is really good! I recommend this book for everyone who are looking for thrill and excitement with a lesson behind it. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
9014 hours ago
My day started by being yelled at by our project manager for having missed the early morning meeting with our new VP, because of course it makes terrible impression if you don't show up for the first team meeting with the new boss. I had no idea what she was talking about, and when I checked my email there was nothing there, which I told her. She then realized she never sent me the invite and no one mentioned the meeting to me beforehand so I had no way of knowing. She apologized and said she'd explain that to the new VP. But still - not the best way to get back to work after the long weekend, especially as I am still getting myself together after the last week or so. 💧
But I did manage to get back to reading last night! I'm reading the Queen of Ruin ARC, although at some point I need to get back to several other books I already started reading. I've done well reading wise so far this month, so at least it's not like my brain freeze will get me behind that early in the year. But let's just say I didn't enjoy the last few days. ⚡
Things I am going to enjoy? I have three bookish boxes out for delivery right now! Speaking of bookish boxes, though, I still need to work on reading some previous books I get in boxes, like this one which I received from @litjoycrate a while ago. I keep putting it off because I struggled with the writer's previous duology (I actually never even read the second book, because I wanted to love the first book so much and yet couldn't get to it), but sometimes authors surprise you in their next work, so I want to try. ❄
Any author you struggled with a book or series of but enjoyed a different work from? 🌙
#pancakepiratejanuary - striped book stack
#janinbooks19 - here be dragons
Italo Calvino - If on a Winter's Night a Traveller
Italo Calvino's masterpiece combines a love story and a detective story into an exhilarating allegory of reading, in which the reader of the book becomes the book's central character.
Based on a witty analogy between the reader's desire to finish the story and the lover's desire to consummate his or her passion, If on a Winter's Night a Traveller is the tale of two bemused readers whose attempts to reach the end of the same book, If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino, of course, are constantly and comically frustrated. In between chasing missing chapters of the book, the hapless readers tangle with an international conspiracy, a rogue translator, an elusive novelist, a disintegrating publishing house, and several oppressive governments. The result is a literary labyrinth of storylines that interrupt one another - an Arabian Nights of the postmodern age.
5014 hours ago
It hasn’t been Halloween for a long time, but hey! Some of us have Halloween in our souls all year round 🦇💁🏻♀️ I’ve just added this super cute bat book/kindle sleeve to the @jademadeuk store. Find it in my bio 😇
Solo dopo mesi di recensioni sono arrivata all’ovvia conclusione che potrei evitare di scattare foto col telefono ai libri e magari utilizzare più spesso la macchina fotografica, anche perché il mio Instagram nasceva per questo, ma okay, ci arrivo sempre dopo ._.
• “L’amante giapponese” mi ha colpita, essendo uno dei pochi libri dell’Allende che ho portato a termine, perché purtroppo lei ha il difetto di farmi immergere fin da subito nelle storie, ma magari si perde in particolari o scorre lentamente, ed io dopo un po’ non la seguo più ed accantono il libro. Invece questo no, romantico, di quegli amori che durano tutta la vita, che affrontano guerre, differenze di razza o classe sociale, di quelli che rimangono in sordina, che nascono da bambini e ti accompagnano anche oltre la vita. Sono interessanti i temi di vita trattati, che vanno dall’amore alle persecuzioni, alle violenze, all’omosessualità, fino ad arrivare a dei legami profondissimi consolidati nel tempo. Bello bello. 4.5⭐️
• “I crimini di Grindelwald” ha più o meno gli stessi personaggi del primo Animali Fantastici, ovviamente uno screenplay non eguaglierà mai un libro ben scritto, soprattutto uno della Rowling, ma piano piano si stanno risolvendo questioni lasciate in sospeso dalla saga di Harry Potter, magari anche in modo banale eh, ma finalmente si tappano tutti quei buchi lasciati scoperti anteriormente. 3.5⭐️ #igreads#epicreads#bookworm#bookish#instabook#igreads#bookishescape#bookshelf#bookaddict#literature#lovebooks#bookoftheday#igbooks#readingforfun#bookstagram#bookstagrammer#booktography#readersgonnaread#readstagram#ebook#ereader#kindle#kindlepaperwhite#nikon#nikon3100#nikon_photography_
9014 hours ago
🖤 TEASER 🖤
Who is excited for Pretty Reckless and the All Saints High series by @authorljshen ??? They are some of my most anticipated books this year!! I can’t wait to read about these totholes!
“There are two ways to get rid of a reigning queen: kill her or dethrone her. What do you think, Daria Followhill, would you rather die than be less than Little Miss Popular?" In most places, high school is a zoo.
But All Saints High? It's a lawless jungle.
All the cool kids wear the same brands.
Have the same hair.
Same fucking makeup artists, hair stylist and harem of preppy help.
Everything is a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy.
But Daria Followhill? She's the OG.
Girls want to be her.
Guys want to be INSIDE her.
It really doesn't get better than this for Queen Bae, does it?
Until HE shows up, turns her kingdom upside down, and breaks her crown... HE is not what you think.
SHE is not what you expect.
You're probably thinking in an obvious direction, but let me assure you, this is not where this story is going.
Let the (power) games begin...
Add All Saints High to your TBR:
Pretty Reckless -->
Broken Knight -->
Angry God -->
Teaser by @winebooksnchill_blog
CONGRATULATIONS TO PAT G’ORGE-WALKER. IN HER WORDS .... Why wait almost five years to rekindle my writing passion? My answer is really quite simple... at least to me.
After losing the love of my life, my husband Rob in 2013 it took the wind out of me. Some probably thought I'd just given up and retreated into the shadows. I almost did. So let me first
thank Kensington Books and my editor at Dafina, Selena James for not giving up on me.
However, if it were not for the determination of National and Best Selling author/editor/publisher/marketing guru, Lissa Woodson, aka Naleighna Kai, I would've somehow kept writing stories in my head and never put them on paper. Naleighna was the daily bane of my existence, the persistent Gatekeeper to my writing pen, (did I mention she was the pain in my tookus ). . . you get the point. And I love her for it.
The support from my NK Tribe Called Success and Inner Circle Tribe family is, without a doubt, the wind beneath my wings. Never have I been a part of such a phenomenal group of giving and supportive group of like-minded literary scribes. No one was allowed to quit. No one was envious of another. The Tribe was and remains, tight.
As far as my story Heaven Can Be Hell. It is different from what I'm expected to write. This story is Christian fiction for adults. This story was based upon some of my real experiences and let’s just say, "I haven't been Saved all my life. I've done some "thangs." LOL.
Hope you will enjoy Heaven Can Be Hell. I also appreciate those who have so lovingly supported me by sharing my release announcement from yesterday. I’ve tried to reach as many as possible and so again I’m asking you to share this post with your friends as well. I thank you from my heart. Blessings.
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2014 hours ago
Libraries are good for rainy days. Just saying. 🌧
What's the best/coolest library you've ever visited? Global or local?
I would have to (predictably) say NY public library. This picture is of KSP library in Boya, near Mundaring, so not quite Manhattan but doing fine nonetheless... great selection of fiction ☔📚
10214 hours ago
💬 What do you do to get yourself out of a book slumps?
I find myself in one right now which is such a bummer because my reading year started off so great. But one book that just doesn’t mesh can ruin it all.
What I usually do to get out of one is to reread my favorite books, try a new genre or watch a favorite movie or tv show.
One Author that has always helped pull me out of my funks is Kristen Ashley. There is nothing like getting lost in her world with alpha males, strong female leads and characters you can’t help but wish you could be friends with. I’ve been a long time fan and no matter what her books always remind me why I love reading.
Would you rather be a wizard or a shadowhunter? 🌛
Hey! How's everyone day, it snowed a little today really hoping that it snows more so we can have a snow day. ❄️ These photos are from a while back, me and my brother just dressing up. 😂 Me and my mum ordered train tickets today to Londonn, very excited to go in February.