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Cait 🌷  Lake Life | Book Lover 🦈 @booksparks  #booksharks 📖: Romanov, RedQueen, The Night Circus Reading Goal: 44/80 Paralegal | Substitute Missouri

When you have a rib out but at least it's your day off so you can go to the chiropractor 😂 This picture makes it seem like we didnt even have storms last night. ☀️ This is another gift from @lindsays_books ❤ I havent started it, but I just thought it would look nice on the boat.

Summary:
Though Chloe was the younger of the two Taylor sisters, she always seemed to be the one in charge. She was the honor roll student with big dreams and an even bigger work ethic. Nicky—always restless and more than a little reckless—was the opposite of her ambitious little sister. She floated from job to job and man to man, and stayed close to home in Cleveland.
For a while, it seemed that both sisters had found happiness. Chloe earned a scholarship to an Ivy League school and moved to New York City, where she landed a coveted publishing job. Nicky married promising young attorney Adam Macintosh and gave birth to a baby boy they named Ethan. The Taylor sisters became virtual strangers.
Now, more than fifteen years later, their lives are drastically different—and Chloe is married to Adam. When he’s murdered by an intruder at the couple’s East Hampton beach house, Chloe reluctantly allows her teenage stepson’s biological mother—her estranged sister, Nicky—back into her life. But when the police begin to treat Ethan as a suspect in his father’s death, the two sisters are forced to unite . . . and to confront the truth behind family secrets they have tried to bury in the past.

Do you go to/trust/like/dislike chiropractors?






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Good Afternoon Bookstagram Fam!
Just gettin' artsy fartsy over here.
This took me longer I would like to admit 😄 but, I wanted to do something a little different than I normally do.

What's the longest you have taken for a bookstagram picture?






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🧚‍♂️ @fairyloot Rep Search🧚‍♀️ Greetings Friends,
My name is Cait and I am a bookaholic! *hi Cait* 🤣
I am from Missouri, USA.
At 23 years old, I love to read, write, paint, play the piano, and on occasion, eat lots of cookies. 🍪

I love to share my favorite books & bookish (especially fantastic fantasy) attire on all forms of social media so that others may find a love they didn't know existed (or an obsession 😉).

I enjoy the photos I take because I try to be creative whilst focusing on the book itself or items related to it (with minimal distractions that may take away from the book/object, but still enhance what's in the photo).

I love to to market for authors and I know I would love to the same for Fairyloot. To get my hands on delectable Fairyloot items *gasps* it would be an honor and a privilege to market such top notch items. And most importantly, sharing the items with bookworms, just as I do with books I love dearly.
#FAIRYLOOTREP02

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80 degrees and loving it! Boat day, sun day, reading day, you name it!
A big thank you to @lindsays_books for the ARC, The Missing Years. I started it today (even though I'm already reading 4 books 😵) just to get a feel for it.
Summary:
An eerie, old Scottish manor in the middle of nowhere that’s now hers.
Ailsa Calder has inherited half of a house. The other half belongs to a man who disappeared without a trace twenty-seven years ago—her father.
Leaving London behind to settle the inheritance from her mother’s estate, Ailsa returns to her childhood home, nestled amongst the craggy peaks of the Scottish Highlands, joined by the half-sister who’s almost a stranger to her.
Ailsa can’t escape the claustrophobic feeling that the house itself is watching her—as if her past hungers to consume her. She also can’t ignore how the neighbourhood animals refuse to set one foot within the gates of the garden.
When the first nighttime intruder shows up, Ailsa fears that the manor’s careless rugged beauty could cost her everything.

What did you do on this glorious Sunday?






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I just got this beauty today from a library sale. Since finishing the Caraval series, I've been in a kind of slump and this book just pulled me in. It's not Caraval, but there is a guy with like, a top hat and tailcoat soooo I was pulled in, thanks Legend 😂🎩 Here's the summary:
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead. •
Has anybody read this one? It has me fascinated! •





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*Lengthy Review*
I thought the storyline with this book was interesting. Like, the main character was a fan of a book series and then started obsessing and writing fan fiction/drawing fan art(which is SO common now-a-days, so its relatable 😂). It was a fast-paced read with lots of action and a pretty great romance between the main characters.
This book really welcomes you in to a new world and sets up this series nicely. I enjoyed how it took me back to the days of vampires, werewolves and other supernatural creatures that everyone loves(Vampire Diaries😍). Interesting plot, but I just didn't get into it right away. Which, means I definitely would have to grab the next book to seal the deal. I am a HUGE fan of bada** women characters, so I would have liked the main character, to be a bit stronger, and to stick up for herself more. Recommended if you like quick reads about supernatural beings with a lot of action and romance. ⭐⭐⭐ The cover is gorgeous 🔥🔥🔥

I grew up reading(aaannnd still do) books about werewolves and vampires, so any book dealing with that is so nostalgic for me ❤






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*Lengthy Post*
Summary:
Selene grew up in a palace on the Nile under parents Cleopatra and Mark Antony - the most brilliant, powerful rulers on earth. But when a cruel Roman Emperor takes the country and whisks the princess to Rome against her will. She finds herself torn between two young men and two possible destinies - until she reaches out to claim her own.
Thoughts:
The writing style=perfect, keeps you interested and the romance draws you closer to the characters. The details are so lavish; the sights, sounds, and smells make the story come alive. All details work to heighten the main character's emotions(the setting, the political climate, the religion). I loved Cleopatra Selene, her commitment to her family, and her calling is astounding. I enjoyed that she was a strong character who made her own choices, she didn't feel compelled to follow her mother's footsteps. When I consider all that she lost, its hard to bare(she went from being the child of Cleopatra, the goddess queen who had such wealth and power, to being captive with no rights at all).⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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I got this book solely based on the cover 😂 I mean, doesnt it look so good and intriguing?! Here is the summary:
Flora Dane was kidnapped while on spring break. For days, Flora learned how much one person can endure. After, Flora spent years reacquainting herself with life working with her FBI victim advocate. She has a become a girl with a bedroom wall covered with photos of missing girls.
When detective D. D. Warren is called to a crime scene, she learns that Flora has tangled with other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? Could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student? When Flora herself disappears, the detective realizes that a predator is determined that this time, Flora Dane will not escape.

Thank you @whimandwitty for tagging me in the #asidefrombooks tag! 😊

CR: Red Queen, Romanov, Outlander

Dream Destination: Ireland (it changes though)

Fav T.V. Show Right Now: The OA

Last Movie I Watched: Ratatouille (with my niece)

Fav Song Right Now: DownTown by Majical Cloudz

Anticipated Movie: StarWars and Rocketman

Fav Color: Teal

Fav Food: Crab Legs

I tagged a few people, but please feel free to answer or do it yourself! Let me know if we have anything similar. 😁
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I dont know how I will ever move past the best author signing last night BUT......
This beauty here was a free book and perfect for today's weather. I have not read it yet, but as everyone says, it's on my tbr list. 😂
Here is the summary:
On a hot summer day in 1947, on a grandstand overlooking Jerusalem, Elias and Lila fall deeply, irrevocably in love.

Tragically, they come from two different worlds. Elias is a Christian Arab living on the eastern side of the newly divided city, and Lila is a Jew living on the western side. A growing conflict between their cultures casts a heavy shadow over the region and their burgeoning relationship. Between them lie not only a wall of stone and barbed wire but also the bitter enmity of two nations at war.

Told in the voice of Elias as he looks back upon the long years of his life, About the Night is a timely story of how hope can nourish us, loss can devastate us, and love can carry us beyond the boundaries that hold human beings apart.

So, to be honest, this isn't something I would normally read. But one of the characters is named Elias and that's the name of one of my favorite characters from the Ember in the Ashes series 😂 However, this still does sound like something I could possibly get into. We shall see.

Have you read this one? I'm so curious!






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*Spotlight Given to This Amazing Read*
This book was truly an epic read and has now found itself as my new favorite series. I CANNOT wait to meet @stephanie_garber tonight! 🖤❤
Thoughts 🎩
A perfect ending to a truly epic series. I love Garber's writing, her world building, and her build up of characters. This book had the perfect amount of love, heartache, strife, action, split decision making, action, twists and turns, and thought provoking themes. I was constantly gasping to myself, smiling, and on the verge of tears throughout its entirety. I would recommend this book and this series highly. It's nothing like you have ever read before with a refreshing plot and terrifically solid characters.

READ THIS SERIES. Thank you, that is all






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So seeing Cher in concert last night WAS THE SINGLE MOST AMAZING THING I HAVE EVER WITNESSED IN MY LIFE. Ok, now that I got that off my chest.. This bad boy is a total classic (no pun intended). I just think everyone should experience The Giver.
@whimandwitty tagged me in her book to movie adaptation post, so I thought I would do another post regarding an adaptation.

Thoughts:
Great story. I always wondered what it would be like to have 'peace on earth' and in a way that these people live in comes at a cost. Because humans are naturally different, sinful, and are motivated differently, the control that it takes to create and control that society is hard without taking away people's gifts & talents. It removes the capacity to exercise free will. Loved the symbolism, the themes, and the style of writing. While the movie is different, I liked experiencing both. There are some inconsistencies with the movie regarding characters and their emotions.
The movie is definitely worth watching (mostly for the awesome stars in it and the memory transfer alone) but I think the book is better.

Thoughts on this particular book to movie adaptation?
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Ok so, on the topic of book to movie adaptations, I wasnt a huge fan of this movie(but I also wasnt a fan of the book either). You can't help but be mystified by the cover of the floating girl.
The book was a little different from what I thought it would be, but it was inviting just the same.
The book is fast-paced, adventurous, engaging, charming, and I like that I was reading a creative new concept. But, I just couldn't get into it, or stay into it. There was an intriguing mystery, and I liked the characters.
The writing was good, but nowhere near as clever and taut as some other writers(to me). Not sure if I'll read the next book. ⭐⭐⭐💫
•Movie or book? Did you enjoy this one or was it not for you?






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