This week I am superwoman: I have written and recorded a lecture, finished my marking, edited a novella, surveyed a new school site, did a night at the markets selling my books, helped my husband prepare for his thesis confirmation, attended said confirmation, drove him to the airport, and finished reading a textbook I have spent the past year working my way through. I've still got a board meeting tomorrow but after that I think I'm entitled to a little downtime. Maybe I'll get started on my next read. 🌸 I'm excited to have been tagged by @highfaefiction in the #5booktag after wondering for so long where these tags come from! 🌸 •Current read: The Burns Fire, by N.M. Thorn @nmthornauthor •Last read: Teacher, by Gabbie Stroud @gabbiestroud •Next read: Strange the Dreamer, by Laini Taylor @lainit •New release you want to buy: Wayward Son, by Rainbow Rowell @rainbowrowell •Book with a white cover: The Fray, by Emily Dale 🌸 Some of the people I'm tagging next for #5bookstag may have already done it but I'm also selfishly hoping they know other tags they can share with me! ☺️ 🌸 #bookstagram#bookish#strangethedreamer#yabookstagram#readersofinstagram#writersofinstagram#writingcommunity#bookphoto#bookphotography#booksandflowers
What books are you hoping to get to by the end of the year? I have been “reading” both of these books for far too long. Like, much, much too long. Hey @bookstorefinds remember when you gave me this arc an eternity ago? ANYWAYS, I am desperate to finish Meddling Kids during this spooky season. I’m halfway through and I’m not super enjoying but I don’t want to DNF, which is very unlike me. Strange the Dreamer, on the other hand, I’m obsessed with. I just put it down one day and never picked it back up, but god I really have to because I just love it so much. • Both of these bookmarks are from @biggerprint and you can use code MABITCH for 20% off your purchase and you also get a sweet free bookmark inspired by the My Favourite Murder podcast. • #currentlyreading#tbr#bibliophile#book#books#bookstagram#bookstagrammer#bookflatlay#bookmark#bookmarks#etsy#handmade#strangethedreamer#meddlingkids
Hey BookDragons! How's your weekend going? ☺️ I've finally fished Dreams of Gods and monsters the final book in the daughter of smoke and bone trilogy by @lainit! ❤️😍 Review : I personally loved this trilogy, i can't comprehend how it still underrated, it is beautifully written, the story is captivating, the characters are well built, the world in which it is set in enthralling! It's about magic, monsters, angels, art, friendship, love, sacrifice and fight. It will make you laugh, cry and lose track of time. I personally got drawn into this world where nothing is as it seems and you should expect everything . I got very much attached to these wonderful characters and their development over the books. The trilogy as a whole is amazing and you can't pick a favorite book out of the three because they're all wonderful, it has got great plot twists and unexpected events. I didn't get bored one second while reading it, it's so captivating! I honestly got sucked into it and didn't regret picking it! The only downside i would say is that it has an open ending which i don't really prefer since it leaves a lot of questions and speculations and untold things, but this ending was good and even though the characters still had a lot of things ahead to confront, I know them enough now to trust that they will handle them and win 😍 If you are looking for a fantasy book or you don't know what to read next, this trilogy is splendid! And for the ones who have read strange the dreamer there is a detail there that will reveal a lot of ambiguity about the books because they're related in a little something 😏 Ps:- since I've read the series in Epub the picture is actually from strange the dreamer. #bookstagram#booknookstagram#booksbooksbooks#bookish#bookishfeatures#bookishlife#bookcommunity#booklover#bookworm#bookdragon#bookhoarder#booknerd#bookaddict#bibliophile#reader#reading#instagramreads#instaread#fantasybooks#fanatsy#highfantasy#lainitaylor
Kniha Zasnený neznámy, od americkej spisovateľky Laini Taylor, bola pre mňa prvým literárnym stretnutím s touto autorkou. O tomto diele som počula veľa šumu, a preto som sa rozhodla po knihe siahnuť. Príbeh sa začína opisom príchodu malého neznámeho chlapca so sivou pokožkou do sirotinca. Vďaka jeho záhadnému pôvodu mu dali mnísi veľmi výstižné meno- Lazlo Neznámy. Lazlo je postava, ktorú si jednoznačne zamiluje každý knihomoľ. Má neustále hlavu v oblakoch a nos ponorený v knihách. Bavilo ma prežívať príbeh jeho láskavými očami. Jeho pohľad na svet a otvorená myseľ boli krásnym protikladom k iným postavám, ktoré zachytávali najrôznejšie charaktery. Laini patrí k autorkám, ktoré vedia naskladať vety tak, aby zneli ako hudba. Len málo spisovateľov vie nájsť správny balans, aby text neznel príliš umelo a neodviedol pozornosť od samotného deja. Mňa osobne bavila každá jedna magická chvíľa a každý jeden vysnívaný sen. Odporúčam nezisťovať si veľa o deji. O to viac sa potom ponoríte do kúzelného sveta Vysnívaného mesta.
Reading is like thinking, like praying, like talking to a friend, like expressing your ideas, like listening to other people's ideas, like listening to music, like looking at the view, like taking a walk on the beach. القراءة مثل التفكير، مثل الصلاة، مثل التحدث مع صديق، مثل التعبير عن أفكارك، مثل الاستماع لأفكار الآخرين، مثل الاستماع للموسيقى، مثل مشاهدة منظر، مثل التنزه على شاطئ البحر.
Ces sagas que je dois terminer ☕🍁🌰 Vous aussi vous commencez tout un tas de nouvelles sagas au point d'être, il faut bien l'avouer, un peu dépassé? Le problème que j'ai souvent c'est de me souvenir de l'action des livres précédents quand le temps de publication entre deux tomes est important. En 1an j'ai souvent tout ou presque tout oublié de l'intrigue et des détails "Qui c'est lui?" "On est où là?" "Qu'est-ce qu'on fait? Pourquoi?" Alors maintenant j'ai tendance à attendre que la saga soit terminée pour continuer. Ici on trouve un échantillon de ce que j'ai en cours, certaines sont finies, pour d'autres j'ai au moins un tome de retard. En tout j'en ai une vingtaine et ça me donne des sueurs froides!
IL SOGNATORE~☆☆☆ Complessivamente il libro è carino e si fa leggere. L'ho trovato originale in alcune parti dell'intreccio e i personaggi sono interessanti, anche se poco sviluppati per ora. Si sente molto che l'autrice ha voluto allungare la storia, celando alcune parti del loro passato e alcune motivazioni del loro comportamento, probabilmente per dirle nel secondo libro. In questo libro ho apprezzato molto di più i figli degli Dei che il personaggio di Lazlo in sé per sé, nel prossimo vedremo... Lo stile di scrittura è bello, ma prolisso. A mio avviso si poteva anche ridurre in un unico libro, perché alcuni capitoli non aggiungono niente alla storia in sé. A tutti gli effetti si entra nel vivo della storia nelle ultime 200 pagine. Ho apprezzato i capitoli dedicati ai sogni, però, perché è una scrittura onirica che non cade nella pesantezza descrittiva, ma sembra entrare in un mondo a parte. |Trama nei commenti| #lainitaylor#ilsognatore#strangethedreamer#lazlo#sarai#lazlostrange#lamusadegliincubi#fantasy#fantasyita
What’s the most classic story—the oldest story in the world? . The fight of good over evil. The hero’s journey. The defeat of a villain. . But what happens when you don’t know who the bad guy is? . Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor invites us into a story with precisely this predicament. With multiple narrators, Taylor invites us into the minds of two unlikely heroes, both of whom are taught to see the other as their greatest threat. . These varying perspectives present a fascinating story, a strong moral debate, and no shortage of adventure—but does it have something more to offer? . In the field of bibliotherapy (the process of providing therapeutic help through reading), one of the valued outcomes is a shift in perspective. . When we are used to oversimplified stories of good vs. evil, sometimes we try to overlay that onto reality. But the truth is, in reality there isn’t usually a good guy and a bad guy. People are more complicated than that. Sometimes two sides with different opinions are just that—two sides with different opinions. There isn’t always someone who is in the wrong. And there isn’t always someone who is in the right. . Strange the Dreamer challenges our ideas about who is the hero and who is the villain, by offering us the varying perspective of both sides. . Read the full article at camefromabook.com (link in bio). . #strangethedreamer#bibliotherapy#bookstagram#booksofinsta#readabook#booksaremylife#empathy#learn#bookaddict#fortheloveofreading
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor,, 4/5 stars? This book would have seriously hit it out of the park for me without all the nonsensical het romance that just feels shoehorned in there. For real, there is a sex scene in the beginning of the book like every few chapters, I was just skimming them. Anyway, this book did other things really well! It finished its duology on a nice note and further fleshed out the mythology of the world in really cool and complex ways! -Jameson #bookstagram#bookreviews#books#lainitaylor#museofnightmares#strangethedreamer
I think you're a fairytale. I think you're magical. And exquisite and I hope you'll let me be in your story.🦋💙 #strangethedreamer#museofthenightmare#ilsognatore#lamusadegliincubi#bookmypassion#bookstagrammer#bookstagram#bookreading#books📚