One of my new loves of 2017 has been the Selection Series by Kiera Cass. Read the first one and immediately went on to read the next two within a couple days. Now I'm on to the fourth one, shifting the character focus from America to Eadlyn.
Today is World Book Day.
God bless the creator of books
God bless the inventor of publishing and the printing press
God bless the first author ever
God bless every author who ever lived
God bless every reader that traversed earth
God bless the day I learnt to read
God bless that day wherein I knew the value of books
God bless every author whose book I've read
God bless the many authors whose books I'll yet read
God bless the many authors in our present world
God bless the author in ME
God bless my first book publishing in May
God bless my countless readers
God bless YOU for reading through this
Oh, God bless BOOKS!
They give hue to our world.
Sunday is here!
What are your plans for the day?
I plan on getting some studying done as I have an exam coming up 🙄 . Also, yesterday was Earth's Day and I am doing my bit towards it by growing new plants in almost anything possible (literally). I don't think I need to mention that I love plants and greenery as my theme speaks of it and I think everyone else does too.
Have a fresh day 💚
I found this lovely illustrated Sherlock Holmes and I couldn't help but take a picture because it fits my mental image of him so well! 💖 Do you like book Holmes, tv Sherlock or movie Sherlock best? I like book Holmes--I have yet to find an adaptation I like 😬 (except Basil Rathbone's movies. They were awesome. Have I talked about that before? 😂)
Books are the type of treasures not everyone knows the true values of. To those who do they are the doorway to a new world. Reading gives the greatest knowledge you can imbibe. So start today by grabbing that book you were trying to read for long. Celebrate today too if you can celebrate a valentines or a April fools day even. Happy reading people !
Ps. What's your favourite book? 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚
#circleofbookishfriends word of the day is "Trilogy." I've only been on Bookstagram for three months, but I've yet to see a Stephen R. Lawhead post. Has anyone read anything by him? His research and connections to mythology and folklore are fantastic. The King Raven Trilogy is a retelling of the story of Robin Hood with a Celtic twist. I haven't read these books in a few years, but they're on my to reread list.
On a side note, I've seen a few posts today asking if you prefer, standalones, duologies, trilogies, quartets, or series. I thought about it and decided I don't really care as long as I enjoy the story and the writing is good. Though I must say it is annoying when you find a book that looks and sounds great and then you discover it's twelfth in a series and you have so much you want to read that you can't spare the time for a twelve-book series. Is anyone else in the same boat?
Maybe I'm foolish
Maybe I'm blind
Thinking I can see through this
And see what's behind
Got no way to prove it
So maybe I'm blind
But I'm only human after all
I'm only human after all
Don't put your blame on me
Don't put your blame on me.
- Human By Rag'n'Bone Man🍖
Day 22 ~ Summer☀️☀️
Sorry for the lack of posts today, I worked double shifts today and didn't get a lot of chance to take photos today.
#squeakybookishlibrary - UP AND DOWN. I couldn't think of any books that dealt with Up and Down so I thought I'd make things a little STRANGER with the #StrangerThings Pops! Barb and Eleven are having some fun Upside Down in this photo!
#aprilglee17 - FRIENDSHIP GOALS. Let's being some light to a great but forgotten friendship in the #HungerGames , Katniss and Madge. Also another great friendship (which definitely goes further than gal pals in the book) is Glinda and Elphaba in #Wicked !
When I was looking at books for friendship goals, I noticed it was really hard to find any examples of good friendships in YA books because so many YA female protagonists are loner types who only hang out with their super special male love interest. At least that was the case with the books I read in high school.
Has this trend changed in YA books or are you still seeing it? 🦄
"No one is ever the villain of their own story" Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare -
We're almost a month away from the released of Lord of Shadows and it feels like I've been waiting forever for this book!
Here's Goodreads synopsis: In a kingdom by the sea…
In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.
A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.
Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge—and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held prisoner by the faerie Courts. All Emma, Mark, and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.
Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And each clue she unravels uncovers more secrets. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Who really killed her parents—and can she bear to know the truth?
Is it just me that since City of Heavenly Fire thought if Emma and Julian became parabatai it would be a mistake?
4 star read ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley.
I was pleasantly surprised to love this so much.
Scott, a struggling artist from New York accepts an invitation from an acquaintance to take a private jet back from Martha's Vineyard. When the plane goes down leaving only Scott and a young boy the only survivors, speculation begins. The aftermath of the crash attracts questions of espionage and takes the reader through each passengers back story to a riveting end. #recommend#book#bookworm#bookreview#beforethefall#instabook#booksofinstagram#reader#bookcommunity
After winning these beauties from @rusticwolvesandpaperfoxes, I've been debating if I should read them now, or savor them for when I know I'll have a stretch of time to savor them. Have you read The Devouring Trilogy? What are your thoughts? What's the most recent series you've read?