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It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Wizard’s Desk (#fpdwizarddesk) so I thought today would be a good day to jump into the water folk. There are several different types of mermaid, as well as Naiads and Nixies, but I think I’ll focus on Mermaids today just cause caption length restrictions. ha. .
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Merfolk—Family: SIRENIDAE .
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One of the earliest mermaid legends comes from Syria! (1000 BC) Where mention of Atargatis, a fertility goddess, was often depicted in mermaid form. She is perhaps the “original” mermaid. When she dove into water only her bottom half transformed into a fish. (from thefw.com) .
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Christopher Columbus reported having seen mermaids during his exploration of the Caribbean, but were probably manatees (wink wink) .
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"As stunningly gorgeous as they are dangerous, merfolk live in loosely structured kingdoms deep in the sea, but occasionally their natural curiosity causes them to come near the shore. Although menfolk are very beautiful, it is not safe to approach them. Land people and sea people have been at odds since earliest recorded memory. With pollution increasing and more aquatic species hunted to extinction, merfolk are even less likely to consider a land dweller a potential friend. Their “hair” is actually external gill filaments used to extract oxygen from the water. The filaments only extend from their heads and, like mammalian hair, need to be groomed via combing and brushing." (from Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide) .
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Honestly, the stories about mermaids continue today, with sighting claims made as recently as 2009. The legends and stories surrounding mermaids and their appearance and behavior vary pretty widely, but all are interesting to me. Do they cause storms and drown sailors and fishermen? Do they save and help? Do they speak in riddles like a Sphinx? Were they once Harpies? Maybe it’s a little bit of everything rolled into one. .
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Are you a mermaid fan?

Ok so... you guys are seriously the absolute best and I love you so damn much!!
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This pic was posted by my amazing and awesome and beautiful soul mate @emtem.reads ! Thank you so much! It really means the world to me.
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I did not plan on posting about this, but so many of you guys wished me happy birthday today and I am like... wow.
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I don't even know how so many of you know about this. Like what the hell, when did it become public knowledge?😂 📚
But either way, I am so happy and so grateful and... you get the idea. And I promise that tonight I will get drunk for every single one of you who can't get drunk today 😆
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Thanks so much to all of you again. I hope you have a great day!
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love & gelato was one of my favorite reads last summer!! can't wait to read more when summer starts since i've been so busy this year to read bc of school 😞📖

Я очень вас прошу: пожалуйста, не нужно после моего отзыва бросать всё и бежать в магазин за этой книгой!
Она — не для всех.
Не хочу объявляете её "литературой для избранных", это совершенно лишний и неуместный пафос, но сразу предупреждаю, что оценить её по достоинству широкий круг читателей точно не сможет, содержание этой книги если не для эстетов, то как минимум для людей, ценящих и понимающих фольклор и его мотивы, умеющих мыслить чуть более широко и не слишком буквально, способных видеть лес за деревьями, а суть произведения — за буквами и словами.
Если это про вас — ваша библиотека пополнится удивительной Книгой, которой вы будете восхищаться и восторгаться, любоваться многослойными, фантасмагорическими, дивно и филигранно дополняющими текст иллюстрациями, получать удовольствие от безукоризненного качества печати.
Если же вы привыкли ограждать детей от кровожадных ужасов "Колобка" и готовы сжечь на костре Шарля Перро, то лучше пройдите мимо🤷🏼‍♀️
Алексей Толстой, автор этой книги, проделал колоссальную работу, отдав должное бездонной сокровищнице русских народных сказок, сохранив колорит и самобытность народных сюжетов и выражений, огранив и оправив этот сказочный алмаз, превратив его в бесценный бриллиант.
Книга достойна восхищения и самых лестных эпитетов, но, повторюсь, требует от читателя определённой подкованности и определённого настроя.
Хочу заметить, что помимо "Сорочьих сказок" в издательстве Нигма @idnigma увидели свет "Русалочьи сказки" — изначально это был один большой сборник сказок, но во время переиздания в 1923 году автор (!!!!) решил разбить его на две отдельные книги, опираясь на тематику произведений.
Возрастной ценз здесь строгий: издательство маркирует книгу 12+ и с моей точки зрения, это более чем оправдано. Книга для осознанного и вдумчивого чтения, не для малышей.
Кстати, а вы в детстве любили сказки с пикантными страшилками? Правда ведь, в детстве подобные произведения воспринимались совершенно иначе, совсем не так, как сейчас?)))
#пухлиныкнижки
P.S.Ваши лайки моим книжным обзорам — лучший стимул для меня чаще их писать, находить интересные и увлекательные книги)))

Halfway through term... 👩🏻‍🏫

❄️❄️❄️❄️"Frozen", la película de animación ganadora de 2 Premios Óscar, también tiene su hueco en "El libro de Disney". ¿Os gusta la película? ¿Cuantas veces la habéis visto! ❄️❄️❄️❄️ #frozen #disney #ellibrodedisney #libro #libros #literatura #leer #lectura #book #books #reading #bookstagram #bookworm #read #library #booklover #instabook #bibliophile #literature #bookish #reader #bookaddict #igreads #instabooks #booklove #bookphotography #bookstore #booklovers #bookstagrammer #lovebooks

Two kinda of people in this world. Which are you? #booklove #bookworm #bookclub #bookstagram

Parent: Here's a suitcase to pack for the trip.
Me: [CRAMS IT FULL OF BOOKS]
Parent: [RETURNS 3 MINS LATER]
Parent: no cait
Parent: clothes .
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It’s the 2nd to last day before I move and the last day with dependable internet so EXCUSE ME WHILE I FLY AWAY UPON GANDALF’S EAGLES TO MORDER TO PANIC. I’ll definitely be around less but hopefully *crosses fingers* I’ve found an app that’ll schedule/post for me. I’m just dubious if it’ll go on if I don’t have wifi???? (It’s called Apphi.) But that’s okay, another GRAND THING TO PANIC OVER. GOOD TIMES. .
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Anyway time for the #10thingsilove #fourthingsilove and #10thingsthatmakemehappy tags! (Thanks @captain.valour || @bookish.brooklyn || @leahestleah!) .
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1. Books about cute anxious ghosts who just want to be friends.
2. Chocolate for breakfast.
3. Noise cancelling headphones.
4. When you’re editing and have 3.2 seconds where you dON’T want to burn down your novel, your house, and three quarters of the galaxy.
5. Lazlo Strange.
6. Rainbow books of marvellousness.
7. Actually reading ARCs on time and feeling #likeaboss. Trust me haha…this is a rare feeling.
8. When people read the books I recommend and watching them spiral into a pool of DESPAIR because the book is brilliant but also: pain.
9. Batman.
10. Writing lists of books in hopes the book fairy godmother will take pity on me and bring a pumpkin and preorders. .
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#Bookstagram #bookphotography #bookworm #books #bookish #bibliophile #booklove #book #instabook #reader #reading #bookgram #booknerd #booknerdigans #booksofinstagram #bookstagrammer #bookpic #bookstagrammit #bookphoto #bookcircle #rainbowbooks #bookrainbow #bookspines #bookspinebeauty #bookblogger

"Kitap bir pencere aralığına konulduğunda, adadan içeriye temiz hava girmesini sağlar. İnsan içinde aynı işlevi yerine getirir. Okunduğunda, insan beyninin havalanmasına, oksijen kazanımıyla düşüncelerin yenilenmesine neden olur."
-@sunay.akin -
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Bu güzel köşesin sahibi benim canım @passenger_nilay a ait. Galerisine bir göz atın isterim muhteşem karelere imza atıyor. Sunay Akın sevgisini bildiğim için de bu alıntıyı kullandım. .
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#sunayakın #library #livingroom #homedecor #homedesign #homesweethome #home #livingroomdecor #kutuphane #bookstagram #still_life_gallery #mutluyumçünkü #tv_stilllife #click_dinamic #click_vision #1kitap1replik #bookstagram #instagram #booklove #like4like #interior #decor

MOST RECENT

Sometimes, the days get away from me 🙊 this may or may not have happened recently, making me forgetting my own bookstagram anniversary 🙀🙈 I have officially been on here for a whole year and in that short span of time, I have met some really, really wonderful people. I never imagined that there was such a supportive, incredible community in the bookish world.
So to all of you; every single one of you flawless, incredible people, thank you. Thank you for making me feel so welcome in such a large community. You are all wonderful cinnamon rolls and I love each and every one of you 💜
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#book #books #booklove #booklover #bookish #bookworm #bibliophile #bookporn #booknerd #bookaholic #bookaholic #bookstagram #booknerdigans #bookstagramiversary #bookphotography #bookstagramfeature #igreads #instabook #igreads #reading #yalit #jenniferesmith #fairylights

I let my now 7 year set up this one since it's her birthday. She loves doing these and she picked put Monster High books and used her funkos to go with them.

Jessica Dahlia: yellow and red books for #booksandblooms17 Day 25.

#bookstagrammer #bookstagram #books #booklover #booklove #booksandflowers #booksandfunko #booksandpops #funkolove #funko #monsterhigh #booknerd #bookworm #bookgeek #bookphoto #bookphoto #bibliophile #reader

"Kära Barbro" är utläst och som jag tycker om den ❤ ❤ ❤
Även om den är fristående tycker jag absolut att du ska läsa "Världens vackraste man" först.
I "Världens vackraste man" får vi följa de vuxna systrarna Mona och Barbro som åker till Mallorca en vecka tillsammans. Det står tidigt klart att deras relation är både komplex och konfliktfylld.
Efter en omtumlande vecka på Mallorca bestämmer sig Mona för att stanna på ön, tillsammans med världens vackraste man medan Barbro åker hem till sitt på ytan perfekta liv.
I "Kära Barbro" har Barbro precis kommit hem från Mallorca när boken börjar. Hennes liv är inte är så perfekt som hon vill påskina. Dessutom är hon en person jag både irriterar mig på, hejar på och tycker synd om. Hon blir väldigt verklig att läsa om. Det enda jag saknar i " Kära Barbro " är Mona som har en mindre roll i denna bok. Är så nyfiken på henne som person och hennes nya liv på Mallorca. Och med tanke hur boken slutade tänker jag mig att det skulle kunna bli en bok till. Jag hoppas och håller tummarna 😊
Och för dig som inte läst Lena Ackebos böcker än, gör det!
#booklove #booknerd
#kärabarbro #världensvackrasteman #booksandcoffee #fika #boktips

It's Thursday. I'm super, super sick. And we're supposed to be moving to our new home tomorrow. 😷 My poor husband has been doing all the packing and I can't even help or I feel like I'm dying. I'm lucky to have such an amazing man. 💕 Good thing I packed all the books before I got sick.

On a happier note, this book is gorgeous. The embossed A was hiding under the cover of the illustrated Alice in Wonderland. The illustrations by Camille Rouser Garcia are stunning in a wonderful creepy way, and the book itself is beautiful. I also recently found out that the same artist has done some other fairytale books as well!

#alice #aliceinwonderland #camillerosegarcia #book #booklover #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #literature  #read #reading #igreads #igbooks #bookstagramfeature #bookphotography #booklove  #bookishfeatures #instabook  #yabooks #youngadult #yalit #fairytale

Miluji, když po nekonečném dni a vymodleným návratem domů zjistím, že mi došel balíček plný knih a ještě k tomu balíček plný ÚŽASNÝCH knih ❤
Moc děkuji @knizniklub za novinku Temná hmota, která v sobě ukrývá příběh o muži bloudícím mezi paralelními světy a @yoli.cz za jejich YA novinku Růže pro Charlotte, která přijde na řadu pravděpodobně jako první ❤
Na blogu očekávejte Povídačku rozbalovačku a určitě mi napište, co na tyto novinky říkáte Vy! 😊

#temnahmota #knizniklub #nakladatelstviknizniklub #ruzeprocharlotte #yolicz #nakladatelstviyoli #noveknihy #knihomol #tipnacteni #cocist #newbooks #books #book #bookstagram #booklove #booklover

5.25.17 💫 "remember that you are a wolf. and you cannot be caged." 💫

I FINISHED #ACOWAR YALL 😱🌟 my mind is still reeling! my thoughts are incoherent! what is happening??? am i alive??? gahhhh! 😱✨ i definitely really liked it, even loved it in some parts! but with that said, i still loved #acomaf best. if acowar is 🌟🌟🌟🌟4/5 stars, then acomaf is like... 10/5. 😏 20000/5. 🤷🏼‍♀️🙌🏼

so here's a photo of one of my favorite quotes from acomaf, with one of my favorite candles from @wickworms ~ stars who listen ✨this one literally smells like you're walking through velaris with rhys at your side 😉🍃🤤
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use my code BELLE10 for 10% off your own candle! 🎂💸

Coucou tout le monde ☺️☺️
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Je vous montre enfin les livres que j'ai gagné à différend concours organisés sur Instagram !!
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En vraiment peu de temps, j'ai eu la chance de gagner trois concours !!!
Je suis tellement contente de mes réceptions 😍😍 parce que je voulais absolument lire tous ces livres ! Alors des que j'aurais terminé mes services de presse, je commencerai ceux la !
J'ai tellement hâte ! 😍
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Donc un grand merci à
@booksandrap pour l'envoi de "Dans un silence" d'@abbiglines et publié chez @hugonewway
@lindsay_shz_reads pour l'envoi du tome 5 des Étoiles de Noss Head de @sophiejomain et publié chez @rebelleeditions
Et à @songe.livresque pour l'envoi de "Flora Banks" de Émma Barr publié chez @casterman_jeunesse 😍😍
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Sinon je continue toujours ma lecture de "Le dernier ours" et j'adore toujours autant 😍😍 encore une fois merci à @rageotediteur pour l'envoi de ce roman !
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Sinon qu'avez vous prévu de faire pendant ce week-end de 4 jours ?!
Je reviens d'un concours ou j'ai terminé 9e sur 64 ! Je suis très très heureuse ❤️❤️ mon weekend commence bien !
Loveyougoodbye 💋💋
#book#books#livres#livre#roman#lecture#reading#concours#love#bookblog#bookworm#booklove#booknerd#booklover#bookstagram#bookaholic#bookaddict#bookshelf#bookaholic#bookphotography#bookblogger#bookreader#bookcover#bookoftheday#bookstagrammer

#tbt to Not Your Hero!
My hot new tenant isn't the kind of woman I usually go for. At all.

She's a single mom and even I'm smart enough to know there will only be complications getting involved with her, no matter how good she might be for me.

But when her past comes back and threatens them, I'm forced to face my own demons in order to keep them safe.

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/not-your-hero/id1223656838
Amazon US - http://a.co/f8gtNtc
Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Anna_Brooks_Not_Your_Hero?id=vvuaDgAAQBAJ
Nook - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/not-your-hero-anna-brooks/1122239197
Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/not-your-hero-1

#book #bookstagram #booknerd #booklove #bookaholic #bookaddict #blogger #writer #kindle #ibooks #google #kobo #nook #reader #romance #novel

✨**KINDLE RELEASE REMINDER** Hey y'all!! It's here...🙈 We got our copy did you? The Kindle edition of "Pacification: The Lock in Our Chains”,⛓️ Is available!!! Wooohoo! So if you are in favour of digital, get yourself a copy today! Allow God to move in your life through this book. We hope and pray that it will bless you! 🙏🏽
Be blessed and stay courageous, lovelies!
Marnie and Alexsayah IAM IDENTIFIED 👑

Icecream and a good book. I love it ❤

#bbreadathon #bookstagram #booklove #benandjerrys #books📚

I loved Simon vs. and I can totally relate to not being able to understand how the whole dating relationship thing works. Has anyone else read this?
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#bibliophile #bookworm #bookgram #amreading #theupsideofunrequited #simonvsthehomosapiensagenda #yareads #readinglife #bookporn #bookaddict #bookaholic #booklove #booknerds #bookshelf #bookish #womenwriters #readinglist

Müptezeller bittiği gibi Harry Potter ve Ateş Kadehi'ne başlayacağım. Bu da burada #currentlyreading olarak kalsın.. Sizleri seviyorum.❤
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#book #bookstagram #kitap #may #hp #harrypotter #jkrowling #ateskadehi ##bookworm #bookshelf #booklove #booklovers #booklife #bookcommnet #bookish #commen

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