Soooo I’ve just finished this truly magnificent book and OH MY WORD @louisepentland what a truly fantastic, fabulous book you have written!!!!!!!! I fell head over heels in love with Robin Wilde from the very first page 😍 Being a mummy is the hardest job in the world at the best of times, but she does it as a single mum and is completely rocking it. I laughed with Robin, I cried with her and I totally relate to all the crazy things she worries about when it comes to her little girl Lyla Blue 💕 I was devastated when the book came to the end, but I’ve got the next book on preorder, and I can’t wait to meet @louisepentland next month, when I go to her book signing 😀😀 ok I’m done gushing now.....but I just LOVE THIS BOOK 😍💕📚 . . . #bookreview #louisepentland #wildelikeme #lovethisbook #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bookishlove #bookworm #alwaysreading #bookaholic #bookstagram #addictedtobooks #headinabook

I was always fascinated by what vagabonding was. This book answered that question and more. It made me want to pack up and leave. But after reading more I realised that it isn't the only way to seek adventure and experiences. They can also become part of your day to day life with the right mindset. Food for thought. Hope everyone had an amazing weekend! 📚👍 ⠀ Vagabonding is defined as the ‘act of leaving behind the orderly world to travel independently for an extended period of time.’ The book describes how modern society has convinced us that long-term travel is only for the super-rich and students. However, what is evident in this book is that this is not the case. Long-term travel is affordable, accessible and realistic if you want it to be. The book explains how vagabonding is a mind-set to how we see the world, not only during our holidays, but in our day to day lives. This book is a practical guide to planning and preparing your long-term travels, but it also gives the reader an insight into vagabonding that many people miss. Adventure can be experienced anywhere, but the impact an experience has is dependent on the open mindedness of the traveller. This book is designed for those wanting to learn about how to incorporate vagabonding into their lives. I rate this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

\"Lean in: Women, work and the will to lead\" by Sheryl Sandberg Authors: Sheryl Sandberg, Nell Scovell Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Genre: #Biography Nominations: Goodreads Choice Awards Best Nonfiction Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In is a massive cultural phenomenon and its title has become an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. Sandberg packed theatres, dominated opinion pages, appeared on every major television show and on the cover of Time magazine, and sparked ferocious debate about women and leadership. Ask most women whether they have the right to equality at work and the answer will be a resounding yes, but ask the same women whether they'd feel confident asking for a raise, a promotion, or equal pay, and some reticence creeps in. The statistics, although an improvement on previous decades, are certainly not in women's favour – of 197 heads of state, only twenty-two are women. Women hold just 20 percent of seats in parliaments globally, and in the world of big business, a meagre eighteen of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg – Facebook COO and one of Fortune magazine's Most Powerful Women in Business – draws on her own experience of working in some of the world's most successful businesses and looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale. #نویسنده #کتاب #آشپزی #زنان #کار #رهبری_زنان #رژیم #کتاب #معرفی_کتاب #بیوگرافی #instablog #Persiaweek #book #bookreview #alirezaataollahi #apersiandiary

I finished The Anomaly a few days ago and I have mixed feelings. As far as a story goes, this one was so fun! A YouTube show turned real TV show about archeological discoveries heads to the Grand Canyon with their crew. They are searching for a long lost cavern whose legend is entwined with secrets and possibilities of grandeur. The adventure component really meets the Indiana Jones comparison! • However, the majority of the book takes place inside of a cavern. Reading continuous descriptions about this passageway and that passageway and this doorway and that tunnel got a little tiresome. I never say this but...I think this story would make a better movie. • So overall I liked the story but struggled with it’s lack of readability. I have heard a lot of positive reviews for this book so I could be in the minority here, but if you like adventure then you might really like this one.

"Being Here Is Everything The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker" by Marie Darrieussecq * (p. 53) 'And, through all these gaps, I in turn am writing this story, which is not Paula M. Becker's life as she lived it, but my sense of it a century later. A trace.'

After years of owning this book, I finally got around to reading it. Multiple friends had warned me about the emotional rollercoaster that is The Fault In Our Stars, and they were absolutely right. @johngreenwritesbooks has always had an incredible talent for making highly emotional books with a equal blend of heaviness and humour. I will say that for all the spoilers I knew going in (thanks to movie trailers, recommendations, etc.) I still didn’t see the plot going the way it did. This book is an essential for any John Green or even General YA fan. So beautifully written. ❤️💔 . . . #thefaultinourstars #johngreen #yabooks #yalovin #yafiction #faultinourstars #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookreview #bookish #booknerd #bookworm #booksofig #bibliophile #instabooks #instareaders #goodreads #goodreadschallenge #bookphoto #flatlay #wiltshirelibrary #fortheloveofbooks #booklover #alwaysbereading #bookcollection #homelibrary #bookgirl

It’s been rainy here so I spent yesterday curled up with book 46 and some tea! This time around I read “Behind Closed Doors” by B.A. Paris. While I didn’t find this book particularly suspenseful - it doesn’t keep many secrets - it was the kind of story that’s kinda crazy, kinda creepy, and very entertaining. Mr. and Mrs. Angel seem like the dream couple. Nice house, he has a nice job, they are helping Mrs. Angel’s sister (she has Down Syndrome)...but, as always, something sinister is going on. The book is told from the wife’s POV and alternates between past and present, up until the two points merge and then the present becomes the past as the present jumps further ahead...that sounds more complicated than it is! You will see the ending coming - the book makes it pretty clear as to what is going to happen - but the HOW had some surprises. There were definitely many moments where I was like “oh that is not at all how this would happen in real life” but at its core the issues are serious and real. If you like thrillers, and need an easy summer read, this is a good one! Please note it does deal with domestic violence but not particularly graphically. And it’s nice to note that BA Paris is a woman! If you aren’t sure why I mention this, click the link in bio for some background on what’s going on with pseudonyms and suspense lately. Rated 4/5 stars ⭐️ #bookstagram #booknerd #booksofig #booksofinstagram #readersofinstagram #summerread #goodbooks #bookreview #baparis [image description: a woman’s hand holds a mug of dark brown tea over a gray and white blanket. The book sits to the right; there is a white door and red lettering on it.]

“FIRST, I THINK INCREASES IN EXPERIENCED CONTROL OVER THE YEARS have been accompanied, stride for stride, by increases in expectations about control. The more we are allowed to be the masters of our fates, the more we expect ourselves to be.” . In a nutshell, the more choices we’re given, the higher the chance of stress arising in coming to a decision. Regret, possible alternatives, alternative outcomes. Throw unhealthy levels of social comparison in the mix and you’re left with a headache. Limit your choices. Express gratitude. C ya l8r. #uzreads

Selesai Membaca Buku, Lakukan 5 Hal ini Membaca bagi saya bukanlah tujuan tetapi cara. Jika membaca menjadi tujuan, maka setelah selesai membaca tercapai sudah tujuan yang diinginkan dan tidak ada lagi hal yang dilakukan selain mencari lagi bacaan berikutnya. . Salah satu tujuan saya membaca adalah mendapatkan pengembangan diri yang lebih baik lagi. Karenanya setelah membaca, setidaknya ada 5 hal yang saya lakukan: 1. Mengevaluasi apakah buku ini memberi manfaat bagi saya? Apakah cara membaca saya sudah benar? Apakah saya menangkap maksud baik penulis buku yang sudah selesai saya baca? Jika pun jawaban kesemuanya adalah “tidak” maka saya akan melakukan perbaikan di kesempatan membaca buku berikutnya. 2. Mengingat kembali apa yang sudah saya baca. Setelah berlembar-lembar membaca, mana lembar atau bagian yang paling berkesan, paling bermanfaat. Kadang saya buka lagi bagian itu demi mencari kembali makna baru yang mungkin belum saya pahami. 3. Menghubungkan dengan keseharian saya, apa yang bisa saya ubah dari hidup saya sehingga menjadi lebih baik setelah membaca buku tersebut. Entah saya jadi memiliki satu kebiasaan baru, mengubah atau menghilangkan kebiasaan lama, atau setidaknya menyiapkan diri jika kondisi-kondisi tertentu itu nanti datang. 4. Membuat catatan atau reviewnya. Ini kebiasaan baru saya setahun terakhir yang ternyata banyak manfaatnya. Cara ini efektif menguji apakah kita sudah benar dalam membaca sebuah buku. Dengan membuat review pengetahuan saya juga tersimpan abadi. Nantinya saya akan baca review yang sudah saya buat untuk mengenang dan mengingat kembali apa yang sudah saya baca. 5. Berbagi hasil bacaan. Bukan hanya dalam bentuk review, bahkan dalam diskusi di rumah, di kantor, dan lain-lain saya sering berbagi apa yang sudah saya baca. Cara ini membantu saya menguatkan apa yang sudah saya pahami dari sebuah buku. Tidak jarang bahkan lahir diskusi yang hidup dari satu topik bahasan. So, jangan berhenti “hanya” membaca saja ya… Salam #MembacaItuNikmat . #tipsbaca #tips #bookreview #bukufiksi #bukunonfiksi #bookreview #book #baca #bookstagram #booklover #perpustakaan

I have the official last box of first editions! I will sign and ship them for $15.00. DM me if interested. No release date from the publisher on the newest revision yet but it shouldn't be much longer. Thanks for all the support!!!!! It's getting real!!! #books #booksofinstagram #kindle #write #writers #writing #authors #authorsofinstagram #bookstagram #poetryporn #poemsporn #poetrycommunity #firstedition #limitedsupply #poet #poetry #poems #poet #intheshambles #blackandwhite #quotes #bookreview #bookrecommendations #bookreviewers #goodreads

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This book is unbelievable! For the first time the quote at the top comparing the book to THG is actually true! × There's so much I could talk about and I'm still a little hangover from how good this book is, so I'll try to collect my thoughts and write something understandable. First - the world building! A++++. It's so fascinating and plausible and believable and intricately and well thought out with fascinating history and themes that reference today's world and make me question life and the way we live it. I can't even wrap my mind around it. I won't even go into details because I want you to experience it first hand. (Side note - I also love that the author payed attention the the language and how that developed and changed!) Second - the plot. Oh my God! It was plot twist after plot twist. There is not a single moment wasted on useless shit, on things that are not important. There is no single moment during which I'd be bored. Third - the romance. Or the lack of. It's so refreshing! Yes, there are hints and it's obvious who fancies who but it's not this overdramatic SJM-ish bull! It's pure and simple, realistic yet my heart breaks for the characters and I want them to be happy. Finally we've got a book, after THG, that would write romance in such subtle but still shippable (is that a word? never mind, you get it) way. Fourth - the characters. They are so complex and either already developed or they were slowly developing in front of our eyes. The villain is messed up but he does not see the one flaw in his plan which is - if you were to glean everyone at the pace you wanted, you'd have no one to glean in a year or two. So villain is not my favourite but he does raise some interesting philosophical questions about life and death. I have only one negative thing to say - the characters (and especially the main ones) were not very well described in terms of their physical look. The writer avoided it by creating a code that told you what % did you have of which ethnicity. But that's not enough for me. I prefer when writers describe their characters' looks as much as possible to avoid confusion. But in the end that's up to everyone's preferences.

****Book review**** On Your Doorstep (Previously published as Stolen Child) - Laura Elliot 🌟🌟🌟 PUBLICATION DATE: June 2010 📚📚 ------------------ This book focuses on every mother's worst nightmare... Carla Kelly wakes up to find her two-day-old baby daughter's cot empty. Isobel has been taken. Susanne Dowling has kept a terrible secret following her fifth agonising miscarriage. When at last she welcomes her new baby daughter into her life, she realises they will both be safe as long as Susanne keeps her daughter close, and confesses her lie to no one. Ever. Honestly I have mixed opinions about this book. The plotline was very intriguing and honestly so terrifying that I just to keep reading and finish the book, desperate to find out how it was all gonna end!. Even though there was few chapters, throughout the book, that were so beautifully-written and truly heartbreaking to read, the rest of it just seemed to go off on an tangent. I found myself very bored reading certain chapters that I felt had nothing to do with the story. Because of this, I didn't enjoy this read as much as I should of done. This was the first book that I have read from this author and her other books sound so good. So I'm really hoping that going off on a tangent isn't this author's writing style..... #bookreview #onyourdoorstep #stolenchild #lauraelliot #bookaddiction #bookaddict #booknerd #bookworm #booklover #bookaholic #bookinsta #bookInstagram #like #follow 📚

📚Адена Хэлперн "Двадцать девять". Книга мне понравилась. Легкое чтиво для свободного выходного дня. Собственно, книга ни на что и не претендует. История в стиле "бойтесь своих желаний", но все же не совсем. Пройдя рубеж 75 лет, главная героиня ищет ответ на всю прожитую жизнь, делится сожалениями и мечтает хотя бы на 1 день сбросить груз времени со своих плеч, она вновь хочет стать 29-летней. Хочет прожить идеальный день своей жизни. Но все, как обычно, выходит не совсем так, как хотелось изначально. Идея замечательная, но все же концовки я ожидала другой. И с одной стороны я обрадовалась прозревшей героине,но душа верила в чудеса и ожидала именно их. Как-то так. Но прочитать книгу стоит хотя бы раз, чтобы не ныть и не скулить по поводу своей жизни и быть благодарной тому, что имеешь здесь и сейчас. #книги #люблючитать #книгимоевсе #bookmix #книжныймарафон2018 #книжныйчервь #чточитаю #аденахэлперн #двадцатьдевять #моикнигивсегдасомной #bookstagram #books #readytoread #mybooks #mybookstagram #mybookscollection #booklover #reader #library #book #bookstagram #bookaholic #booknerd #read #reading #bookreview #smelayatrusixa #моирецензии

2.5/5 ⭐️ for GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke which releases THIS TUESDAY! If you guys saw my last post.. I really started to fall out of love with this book 😔 I think the book had a great plot, and at times great dialogue but the characters are just flat, unlikeable, and just extremely childish. You can read my full review on my blog: 🖋 • #netgalley #bookreview

The problem with finishing a book (well I start deciding before I’m done) is deciding what to read next! Here are a few of my choices: THE BACKWOODS by Edward Lee, DARKNESS WAKES by @tim.waggoner.scribe, ALLHALLOW’S EVE by Richard Laymon, and THE ACADEMY by Bentley Little. Any suggestions on which one? #book #books #books📚 #horrorbook #horrorbooks #booksofinstagram #readersofinstagram #bookstagram #bookreview #bookreviews #booklove #booklover #booklife #bookish #bookworm #bookmark #booknerd #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookgeek #goodreads #edwardlee #timwaggoner #richardlaymon #bentleylittle

Rachel’s Holiday (1997). Dark, hilarious, full of little surprises. This novel follows Rachel, a 27 year old hotel worker who labels herself as a heifer. She lives with her best friend in New York and has a wonderful boyfriend. After experiencing an accidental overdose and writing some bad poetry she is sent to the Cloisters, a rehabilitation clinic back in her native Ireland. She believes it is going to full of celebrities and it will just be a lovely retreat, shockingly upon arrival it is the complete opposite. She remains adamant that she is not an addict. So, how do you treat an addiction that doesn’t exist? I found this book quite hilarious, in dark way. I read it over the span of a week. At first I found Rachel irritating as she was so self absorbed and obsessed with approval from others. As the book progressed it made me feel sad, this is as she begins to discover the depths of her addiction and how her personality shaped her from childhood. Overall this novel brings to light serious issues such as drug addiction, alcoholism and chronic overeating, however it also provides a really amusing angle to the low points of life. - 5/5 #bookreview #book #bookstagram