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DAY 98 in the Countdown to THAT CHURCHILL WOMAN: A Gilded Childhood (link to post is in my profile.) Growing up glamorous in 1860s NY. #thatchurchillwoman #100DaysofJennie #ballantinebooks #historicalnovel #historicalfiction #womensfiction

Another beautiful Ballantine cover. Sarban’s Ringstones, c. 1961. Love the fonts and whispy lines #darkandmordanthorror 🧟‍♂️

Countdown to THAT CHURCHILL WOMAN Day 99: Reader, She Married Him. #100DaysofJennie #thatchurchillwoman (Link to blog post in my profile.) #ballantinebooks #penguinrandomhouse #historicalnovel #historicalfiction #womensfiction #historicalnovelsociety

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”
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This is one powerful page-turner! I couldn’t put it down. SMALL GREAT THINGS tugged at so many emotions from love and hope to fear and outright anger. I can’t even count the number of times I cringed, while Jodi eloquently peeled back layers of current prejudice in our world.
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This book had me pondering some of the following thoughts:
Are we really just products of our upbringing?
How do we put an end to even the passive racism alive in our society?
How can we better understand one another, despite our differences?
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It is characteristic of Jodi Picoult to make me ask myself the tough questions and it is one reason I love her as an author. There are books that stay with you long after you read them and this is certainly one of those.
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#bookstagram #bookish #booklove #bookworm #ilovebooks #booklover #bookreview #goodreads #literature #bibliophile #bookobsessed #bookpic #booknerd #instabook #reader #instareads #igbooks #bookaholic #readersofinstagram #girlswhoread #smallgreatthings #jodipicoult #ballantinebooks #readwomen #fallreads #octoberreads

What’s your Sunday looking like? My little family and I are having a semi lazy day filled with some cleaning, movies and reading🤗
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My current read is Believe Me by JP Delaney. Thank you #netgalley for my free copy! I’m over halfway finished and hoping to finish it tonight.
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#book #bookstagram #books #bookish #booking #bookworm #bookobsessed #bookstagrammer #read #reads #currentlyreading #currentreads #igreads #bibliophile #sundayvibes #relax #netgalley #ballantinebooks #believeme #reading

#Amreading A SPARK OF LIGHT by @jodipicoult, #BallantineBooks. Digital copy of courtesy of #WVDELI via my public library system @kanawhalibrary. Back to my chai and book.
What are you reading?

#bookdiva #bookstagram #instabooks #readersofinstagram #readersofig #bibliophile #bibliophage #amreading #digitalread #ebook

#partner Thanks to @randomhouse and Ballantine for the #giftedcopy #sponsored .
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How could I not take a photo with @wherethereadergrows shelves in the background? 😍😍
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Daisy Jones and The Six by @tjenkinsreid (out in March 2019)
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"Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.
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Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
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Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
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Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
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The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice."
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Seasonal print design inspiration from Ballantine Books / Arkham House c. 1957. A collection of story outlines by HP Lovecraft finished by August Derleth #postmortem. The Survivor was first published in Weird Tales in 1954. Unfortunately, this fantastic illustrator is uncredited. #theshadowoutofspace

Picked up this 70s book about Dalí in a 2nd hand shop for a couple of pounds and (in a way not unexpectedly) the introductory essay by JG Ballard (love him) is one of the best things about Dalí I've ever read. In a few pages sums up why he's great, what he was doing & why Dalí as celebrity makes as much sense as anything else about him. Lots of great pictures too, not just the usual ones
#art #artbook #arthistory #salvadordali #Dalí #surrealism #bookstagram #DavidLarkin #1970s #Panbooks #Ballantinebooks #surrealist #JGBallard #thriftstorefinds #books #paperback #reading

😊 Thanks to @warwicksbooks for another great author event for @jodipicoult at USD! I’m excited to dive into A SPARK OF LIGHT 📖 This is JP’s 25th book 😮 and it’s about a gunman in the one and only abortion clinic in Mississippi. JP does an incredible job with presenting all points for view with this book having 10 main characters! 🤓 〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰 #jodipicoult #authorevent #asparkoflight #ballantinebooks #randomhouse #warwicksbooks #bookstagram #workingonmyselfieskills #kellylovesauthorevents

For National Coming Out Day, PW’s preview of Jodie Patterson’s unmissable memoir about mothering her transgender son, Penelope. To paraphrase Jodie’s daughter Giorgia: get with this or you’re going to be old and weird. #ballantinebooks #jodiepatterson @jodiepatterson @janklownesbit #theboldworld @publisherswkly

Thank you @randomhouse #partner for these complimentary books. I have so many great books waiting to be read and I’m combatting the urge to be utterly overwhelmed from wanting to read everything and not read anything. How to you handle being overwhelmed by your TBR? #theardentbiblioreads

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I’m such a huge fan of historical fiction but I’ve realized that I barely read this genre anymore 🤭 I am so excited that one of my book clubs picked this book! I’ve heard great things about the author so I’m predicting this to be a 4 or 5 star read for me! 🌟
QOTD: what’s your favorite genre to read? I’m realizing that mine is definitely fantasy! 🌟
#historicalfiction #theromanovempress #theromanovs #cwgortner #bookclub #currentlyreading #ballantinebooks #bookrecommendations #newbooks #hardcoverbooks

Oprah Magazine features Well-Read Black Girl as “…an inspiring new anthology curated by Glory Edim that amasses an all-star cast of writers like Jesmyn Ward, Jacqueline Woodson, Morgan Jerkins, and many more—all telling their stories of how they first found themselves in literature.” They also name it as one of their 10 books to be thankful for this fall. Read Tayari Jones’ essay on Toni Morrison on @oprahmagazine’s website right now. Read and buy Well-Read Black Girl on October 30th from Ballantine. 📸: @oprahmagazine
@guidetoglo @wellreadblackgirl #gloryedim #tayarijones #omagazine #ballantinebooks

I was first introduced to Sy Montgomery’s work with THE GOOD GOOD PIG The Extraordinary Life Of Christopher Hogwood. It’s a warm, delightful memoir of her 14 years with a pig who started as a very sick piglet, grew to 750 pounds, and developed a reputation — based on love — rivaled only by E. B. White’s Homer. Montgomery possesses a joyous spirit that was sorely tested with the death of Christopher as well as that of her beloved border collie, Tess. That same spirit of wonderment came through the second of her books that I read, THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness. I knew how smart octopuses are but this book reveals their emotional and very clever sides. I couldn’t resist adding to my children’s books collection her just published INKY’S AMAZING ESCAPE How a Very Smart Octopus Found His Way Home. The illustrations by Amy Schiller-Safford are so wonderfully colorful! Finally, her newest, HOW TO BE A GOOD CREATURE A Memoir In Thirteen Animals, is what brought her to Elliott Bay Books last Saturday. Not only is it a physically gorgeous book (the illustrations by Rebecca Green are beautiful) but it is a must read for all animal lovers. Through her love, friendship, and connection to 13 creatures throughout the years, Montgomery passes on what she has learned about forgiveness, families, surviving loss, and just being “a good creature in the world.” Love everything about Sy Montgomery. Will begin a project to read the rest of her books. #symontgomery @sytheauthor #thegoodgoodpig #ballantinebooks #penguinrandomhouse @penguinrandomhouse #thesoulofanoctopus #atriabooks @atriabooks #simonandschuster @simonandschuster #inkysamazingescape #amyschimlersafford @schimlersafford #howtobeagoodcreature #amemoirinthirteenanimals #houghtonmifflinharcourt @hmhbooks #memoir #christopherhogwood #pigs #octopus #bordercollie #elliottbaybookco @elliottbaybookco #earthwatch @earthwatch

Current read: Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Current reading beverage: Coffee. Because it makes me a better person. Current reading music: Daisy Jones & the Six playlist by Random House Books on Spotify.
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This book comes out March 2019. I was given a copy by the publisher.
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#booksandmusicandcoffee #taylorjenkinsreid #daisyjonesandthesix #ballantinebooks #randomhouse #bookstagram #amreading

Contrary to this adorable picture, in reality I am NOT getting very much reading done for a Saturday morning. But who could stay mad at that face?
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I may have to read vicariously through you this weekend, so tell me what you’re reading!
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#puppysitting #cutenessoverload #minigoldendoodle #sodistracting #thatface #cantstaymad #saturdaymorning #longweekend #weekendishere #timetorelax #happythanksgiving #asparkoflight #jodipicoult #jodipicoultbooks #ballantinebooks #penguinrandomhouse

Means the world to me when a reader gets what I'm trying to do. Rave review from PW. "This finely researched, sumptuous novel...follows the journey of American heiress Jennie Jerome, mother of Winston Churchill....Presenting a fiercely intelligent, independent version of Jennie, this satisfying book actively pushes back against her historical reputation as a scandalous woman to great, consuming effect."
#thatchurchillwoman #publishersweekly #penguinrandomhouse #ballantinebooks
#historicalfiction #historicalfictionnovel #womensfiction #womensfictionwriters

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