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ad| What's your most favorite thing about Christmas?
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My most favorite is celebrating it with my family. ☺ Then of course, eating and giving gifts. 😁 I won't be here with the fam this coming Christmas so i'm really making the most of our time here. ❤
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My current mood is the complete opposite of this quote! I’ve been in a weird mood where all I want to do it sleep. I blame multiple things including jet lag and the weather in Seattle 😛
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But to be honest, I don’t think ‘not reading’ should be taken way too seriously as you are only adding to the stress. As with any other aspect of our life, reading is not always going to be a linear growth. You get burnt out, you want to do other things or simply life becomes a priority and that’s normal. .
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In order to get back into my routine, I’m focusing on other creative tasks right now. I plan to create a vision board with colorful and inspiring things from around the internet and I plan on cleaning up the house and minimizing some stuff.
For some weird reason, I feel energetic and refreshed after
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What are your thoughts on reading slumps? What are some other things you like to do a part from reading?
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clutteredthoughts

This was a book that made me cry. It posed questions that I myself have asked when the nights grow dark and I'm left alone with my thoughts. Because when you feel like you have everything and then mortality comes knocking on your door and reminds you that no matter how perfect your life may seem, you are just like everybody else afterall. You are also subject to the cycle of life. I highly recommend this read. It is one of my favorite books.
#bookstagram

"Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons."
🍂Jim Bishop

What's in your pocket?
I'm wearing my trusty housecoat and in my pockets are:
- two coins
- one Kleenex (used) (not by me)
- one marble
- one hair bow
- one Shopkin (named Lana Banana Bread)
- one lip balm
- one pompom
- two pieces of Lego
- my sanity
#momlife 😂

“The end begins before you are even aware of it. It passes as ordinary.” #severance #lingma #tbr

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“Luna had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville. They were not moving as the portraits at Hogwarts moved, but there was a certain magic about them all the same: Harry thought they breathed. What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends . . . friends . . . friends . . .”
(Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
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I’m obsessed with this Luna and Neville print. They are some of my favourite characters from the series and such a special friendship. Who are your favourite Harry Potter characters?
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Baby Librarian Tilly reviews the hilarious Click Clack Moo by @cronindoreen and illustrated by Betsy Lewin today on Baby Librarians! Link in profile. What are your favorite funny picture books? .
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I had a lovely time in Italy and I actually finished 2 books while on holiday! The best part was finding this park in Aventine Hill where I read the Silent Companions; it’s less scary to read this gothic thriller in the bright daylight.
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You have no idea how many circles we walked in trying to find this library, only to realize that it’s actually in an old bank. We were shook, to say the least. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Anybody else already planning out their Christmas books? What are your favorite seasonal reads? 🌲 .
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Did you ever get into history / mythology? I LOVED learning about ancient cultures as a kid, especially all the stories and mythologies. I felt like they were the original fairytales.

The Library of Alexandria was burned a few centuries ago, and the thought of all those precious books and knowledge going up in flames still upsets me.
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↠ ↠ The Secret History contains one of my absolute favorite openings ever. I doubt that I’m meant to think “wow lmao same” in regards to such a heavily flawed character, but here we are. This novel is full of pretentious problematic faves who are arguably The Worst™ and yet I’m utterly in love. Plus, I tend to be drawn to other readers (usually Slytherins & Ravenclaws) whose favorite books lists include TSH as well. I’m not sure I want to know what that says about me...
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Have you checked out my new bookish playlist for this dark academia masterpiece? It’s a mix of moody instrumentals and tracks from some of my favorite artists including Bon Iver, Cœur De Pirate, & The Smiths. Check out my story highlight on my feed for the link!
↳ q o t d : tell me which songs you’ve been listening to lately + your current read!
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So my freaking amazing friend @k.trattner has been telling me for years to read this book! Honestly pretty much since I was pregnant four years ago. (Katie, we need to make an excuse to see each other again - the distance is too far!) Anyway I FINALLY just bought it and I think I’ll read it soon... I hope 🤣 I think I put it off so long because it terrifies me a little lol
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Bird Box by @joshmalerman
Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.
Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remains, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now that the boy and girl are four, it's time to go, but the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat--blindfolded--with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. Something is following them all the while, but is it man, animal, or monster?
Interweaving past and present, Bird Box is a snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.
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"I wear the chain I forged in life. I made it link by link, and yard by yard. I girded it of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it." - Charles Dickens | A Christmas Carol .
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The Christmas Carol story and film hold a special place in my heart. I love the gothic element to the story and its heartfelt message. So I was super excited to see that @getfictional would be including Dickens themed candles in their Christmas collection! They smell SO amazing and Christmassy. .
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What you want some?? Well lucky you... hope over to @getfictional and use code SCYTHE10 on your holiday order! .
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Q: What is your favorite holiday carol? .
A: I love the Nutcracker suite and Stevie Wonder's Silver Bells. .
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‘This is one of the things that distinguishes one writer from another. Not talent. There’s plenty of that around. But a writer who has some special way of looking at things and who gives artistic expression to that way of looking: that writer may be around for a time.’

#raymondcarver

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speak friend and enter
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I’m lucky my neighbors have an oak tree that litters my yard with it’s leaves ♡ otherwise I’d have to raid the nearby park for these beauties.
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Where is the strangest place you’ve found a prop for your photos? What about a backdrop?
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bookmark—@in.the.reads + @daffodilsandink—bones10
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I always find these types of formulaic series a bit hit and miss, but this one is really pretty good. My list of books to read had only gone up by the time I finished it!
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Title: The Heart Affairs
Author: Rashi Dubey
Format: Kindle
Literature type: Romance Novella
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**My View**
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The first half of any relationship is always exciting and full of happiness… It’s the second half where the depth comes in.
* “The Heart Affairs” is a story of an everyday couple, who have lost their love for each other in the tides of time and then found it back again. The novella is all about finding that dying ember of love buried deep under heaps of otiose memories and kindling it back to life again. *
The author has used a very lucid style of storytelling, which makes it an easy read for beginners but at times its lucidity failed to evoke the necessary emotions required in the scenes. After reading the book I felt at ease with the plot because I am among those readers who like happy endings, even if the middle part is full of heartbreaking occurrences.  The story rolls own on its own as if a mass of water is allowed to roll down a hill, unobstructed. The author has a pair of perceptive eyes as she has raised a very significant issue of contemporary relationships which many of us can relate to. She has also added a couple of paragraphs on maintaining a healthy relationship with your loved ones. (Though I felt it made the chapter appear as a portion of a self-help book) *
All in all if romance, family drama and love affairs are your thing then you can read this book. I do recommend it.
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Thank you Rashi Dubey for the review copy 💗
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Rashi Dubey’s The Heart Affairs and other eBooks are available at Amazon kindle store.
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Follow her @iamrashidubey on instagram
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Do see my other post for exciting interview with the author.
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🔩MEN AND DREAMS IN THE DHAULADHAR🗻
Author: Kochery C Shibu
Pages: 284 (paperback)
Language: English

The story revolves around a hydelpower project in the remote parts of Himalayas. Main characters are Nanda, Khusru and Rekha - three different souls, haunted by the ghosts of their past, brought together by fate.
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The story seemed very interesting with such detailed background of so many characters but a vast cast means a lot of information which if told impatiently would led to improper storytelling. At times, each chapters seemed incomplete and needed more scene development. .
The novel has drama, action, romance, grief, comedy and supense. The Author tried to portray the cultural and linguistic diversity of our country through the different characters and their dialogues. He has done a rather good job in character development but phasing of scenes needed more care.
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The Author used his own real life experience to describe the technicalities of hydro-project, which he did diligently, at times making the novel feel more like a report on the project.
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I found the introduction of the mystical influence of Dhauladhar at the end of every chapter very lame and melodramatic. It could have been the author's way of adhering to the theme but it was repetitive and predictable.
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Every book has something to teach and this one too has many tales to tell.
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All in all, being a debut novel the author must be praised for undertaking such a mammoth task of introducing so many character which he defined so nicely but his full potential as a writer cannot be judged by this piece of work. I would be looking ahead for more of his works.
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Lastly, Thank you Mr. Kochery C Shibu for sending me this book for an honest review.
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