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MOST RECENT

I love a good book recommendation and @janekspies this one did not disappoint! This is one of those books that I need to sit with for awhile after finishing...let the story soak in. Son of a Trickster is a coming of age story, set in BC where reality, myth and magic collide to create a harsh yet hilarious tale. In the end I was wishing for more of the myth and magic storyline, but knowing this is the first of a developing trilogy leaves me hopeful. Can’t wait to read more into the lives of Jared and his mother Maggie...author Eden Robinson is a master of character development! #robertsreads #identity #canlit #indigenouslit #edenrobinson #sonofatrickster #bookstagram #booktalk #booksofinstagram #ela #highschoolreads #summerreads #matureread #reading #gillerprize

Are you ready? Time to review You are a Badass - my first ever review on #bookstagram.
YOU ARE A BADASS
⭐️⭐️⭐️.5/5
Jen Sinecro has put together well-packed, tidy, little snippets of self-help in the form of easily referenced chapters. I wouldn’t call it ground breaking, but it is a good crash course for people new to the self-help book genre or a great refresher if you are an old hat at it. •



Great for: self-help addicts, people about to embark on something new or moving to a new location, joke present because that name and title page are awesome. •



Not great for: people who dislike self-help books (this will not change your mind), kids (obviously), people who dislike discussions of spirituality or meditation (mentioned surprisingly often). •



Best take away from the book: Everything is already there for you to take ahold of - just love yourself and go for it. •



Future of my copy: I plan to keep it on my shelf for the rest of the month, do a couple of the exercises mentioned and then pass it on to my best friend when I see her August 5th. •



My star rating:
⭐️ - Couldn’t finish/ Disliked it
⭐️⭐️ - Meh
⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Good ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- Great!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- OMG WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE!!!! •



Do you like reading these type of self-help books? I always find them uplifting and like to pick them up after reading a heavy or dark story to give my little emotions a break, while at the same time pumping myself up. •



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{Indicação de Leitura} O Rei das Cinzas – Raymond E. Feist.
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“- Quando quatro dos cinco Grandes Reis declaram que só uma fé é verdadeira e todas as outras são heresias, acho que você pode prometer qualquer coisa.”
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O Rei das Cinzas é o primeiro livro d'A Saga dos Jubardentes, de Raymond E. Feist o consagrado autor da série A Saga do Mago. O livro é um prelúdio do que pode ser uma grande fantasia por vir.
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A história é contada através de três núcleos: Declan, um aprendiz de ferreiro que vive em uma vila na área da Aliança; Hatu, um órfão em treinamento na ilha de Coaltachin; e Daylon, o barão de Marquensas, responsável por esconder o último da linhagem dos Jubardentes.
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A Saga dos Jubardentes conta com elementos clássicos de fantasia, e algumas coisas novas e inesperadas, que estou curiosa para descobrir mais. Muitos segredos e jogos políticos ainda nos aguardam nos livros por vir.
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O Rei das Cinzas é um primeiro passo na trajetória a ser contada, o prólogo de uma grande saga que se iniciou.
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#oreidascinzas #kingofashes #raymongefeist #omago #sagaomago #thefiremanesaga #fantasy #highfantasy #harpercollins #editoraharpercollins #harpercollinsbr #resenha #book #booktalk #queriaestarlendo #bookblog #instabook #bookphoto #bookphotography #bookaddict #bookworm #igreads #amoler #libro

{All the feels!} ~ This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read!! 💗
I first read ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’ when I was 10 years old and I fell in love with it instantly! ✨
It is one of the saddest and sweetest stories, and all about a toy rabbit! 🐰 You will fall head over heels for this adorable and heartwarming book. Perfect for any age! 📚





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What are your summer plans this week in Santa Cruz? We’ve got book talks and signings penciled in for:

Tuesday, July 17th at 7 pm: Free book talk and signing with local author Lisa Jensen and her new young adult novel BEAST: A TALE OF LOVE AND REVENGE

Thursday, July 19th at 7 pm: Free book talk and signing with Pulitzer-Prize winning author Richard Rhodes for his new book ENERGY: A HUMAN HISTORY, co-sponsored by Ecology Action (@ecology_action)

#santacruz #whatareyourplans #summer #booktalk #booksigning #lisajensen #beast #ya #fairytaleretelling #richardrhodes #energy #ecologyaction #santacruzsummer #santacruzlife

Read by: Paige
Title: Seven Ways We Lie
Author: Riley Redgate
✨Description of the book: In this story, we follow seven students from Paloma High School in a journey to find out the secret everyone’s dying to know: who’s sleeping with the teacher? As we switch through seven very different point of views, we learn that everyone has secrets and everyone has sins—from the thespian to the neurotic genius.
✨Favorite character: This is difficult because I felt that I could relate to every single character in this story in some way, but I think Olivia Scott takes this one. She’s sort of been established as the main character, having started and ending with her point of view and following her story more than the rest. Olivia has that “I don’t care what you think” attitude and I absolutely love her for that. Everyone calls her a slut because she has sex, but she’s made it clear that it is her body and she can do what she pleases with it, and I adore that about her.
✨Best part: Honestly, the best parts of this book we’re all of Juniper’s point of views. Her point of views were literal art and I can’t stress that enough. Although I did enjoy most scenes with Matt and Olivia together. ✨What would other people like about this book: I think everyone would enjoy the suspense in trying to find out who slept with the teacher. Also, I think everyone could find something in each character that they could relate to as well. I think everyone could definitely get something out of this book.
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Had such a great morning/afternoon getting to know this wonderful lady today. HUGE thank you @elliottmisha for taking the time to see me and for this beautiful book! You are truly one of a kind. ❤ #authorlove #silverfox #booktalk #andmore #readersofinstagram #stuartreardon #furiousphotog #epicbookcovers #romancenovel #letsreadromance #allthingsbookish

I enjoyed this book thoroughly. There were so many twists and every time I thought I knew what’s going on I was wrong. The relationship between Ken and Nolan and their banter was just great. And Nolan having to confess hating Pierre less and less was so funny. All through the book I was torn between laughing about the great dialogue and forgetting to breathe, because something dangerous or horrible is about to happen. I could do with some more books of this kind. ⠀

#thePigeonhole #TheAnomaly #MichaelRutger
Thanks @thepigeonholehq and @ememess for the chance to read this book. This counts as advertisement, I guess.

Paperback or hardback? 📚


I used to love hardbacks - the way they sit on the shelves, more durable, more weighty etc. But anymore, I reach for paperbacks first. I love the way they roll in your hands when you’re trying to get comfortable.


📷 :: Currently Reading - Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves


#bookish #bookstagram #yalit #booknerd #bookworm #read #yabooks #reading #bookseries #bookphotography #bookcover #booklover #bookporn #bookaddict #yaliterature #amreading #favoriteseries #fantasy #fantasybooks #bookshelf #bookblogger #bloodrose #bloodroserebellion #booktalk #hardback #paperback #booklovers

📚 BOOK TAG 📚
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I have been tagged by the lovely @bookishly_lianty to do the #cloudsorstars tag and even though it's not really book related, I love the "questions" so here it is:
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Clouds or Stars = Stars ✨
Sunlight or Moonlight = Moonlight 🌚
Sweaters or Shirts = Sweaters
Dusk or Dawn = Dusk 🌆
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I clearly love the night 😂
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Beautiful illustrations from the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban 😍.
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#tag #bookchallenge #book #books #harrypotter #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #library #bookporn #booktag #jkrowling #azkaban #wizard #moonlight #moon #openbook #dusk #stars #theprisonerofazkaban #illustrations #jimkay #knightbus #bookshelves #booktime #booktag #bookish #booktalk 📖

“It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up”. - Eckhart Tolle
#gratitude #spiritual
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****OFFICIALLY PUBLISHED!!!
Shipment arrives next week!
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‘NATASHA SHORO,
THE ESSENCE OF BEING' is a book written and edited by Anushe Shoro @anushizzle @anushesami .
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• With essays written by art historians:
• Dr. Roberta Carasso • Marjorie Husain
• Meher McArthur @mehermcarthur &
• Dr. Joanna Roche @j_rroche .
• Poems by Anushe Shoro
@anushesami • A poem by Zeinab Masud
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The concept behind The Essence of Being is a product of Natasha’s drive in celebrating her roots and identity through art, and Anushe’s exploration of interconnectedness with her photography and creative writing. .
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This mother-daughter collaboration blossomed at their exhibition in 2016, when they learned to foster their shared vision of “being” through their art. In developing this vision, both mother and daughter worked to archive and publish Natasha’s life as an artist. • Details: 250-page full color book • Matte and glossy brush stroke embellishment on book jacket • Book title The Essence of Being embellished in gold foil
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**Special Limited Edition** - with protective slipcase .
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PRE-ORDER BOOK
https://www.natashashoro.com/natashashoro-book/
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• Exhibition, Book launch & talk at:
USC Pacific Asia Museum
@usc_pam
Pasadena, USA
Sunday, September 9th
11 am - 5 pm
Book talk at 2 pm
Save the date!
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#book #published #publishedauthor #bookavailable #limitededition #art #artist #artcollector #coffeetablebook #artdealer #natashashoro #booktalk #theessenceoflife #shipment #booklaunch #booklaunching #theessenceofbeing #laartist #ocartist #painter #instabooks #instabook #igers #instagram #internationalartist

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”
- Henry Ward Beecher
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@sokauniv @coastlinecommunitycollege @usc_pam .
NATASHA SHORO, The Essence of Being is a book written and edited by Anushe Shoro with essays written by art historians Dr. Roberta Carasso, Marjorie Husain, Meher McArthur, and Dr. Joanna Roche
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The concept behind The Essence of Being is a product of Natasha’s drive in celebrating her roots and identity through art, and Anushe’s exploration of interconnectedness with her photography and creative writing. .
This mother-daughter collaboration blossomed at their exhibition in 2016, when they learned to foster their shared vision of “being” through their art. In developing this vision, both mother and daughter worked to archive and publish Natasha’s life as an artist.

Details:
• 250-page full color book
• Matte and glossy brush stroke embellishment on book jacket
• Book title The Essence of Being embellished in gold foil
• **Special Limited Edition** with protective slipcase • Inquiries: bookorders@natashashoro.com
• Click on link to book orders on profile
www.natashashoro.com
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BOOK LAUNCHES:
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September 9
USC Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena, California
Exhibition, Book launch and talk
11-5 pm open to public
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September 18
Soka University of America
Aliso Viejo, California
Book launch and talk
5:30-7:30 pm
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October 12
Coastline Art Gallery
Newport Beach
Faculty Exhibition & Book launch
6-8 pm
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#book #bookavailable #bookstagram #bookshop #bookshelf #artist #bookshopping #bookworm #laartist #coffeetablebook #bookshop #ocartist #bookpublishing #booktalk #bookpublisher #graphicdesign #graphicdesigner #contemporaryart #museum #ocart #museumstore #artcollector #laart #artdealer #artlife #internationalartist #booklaunch #booklaunching #booklaunchparty #booklaunchevents #gratitude

🌿If you were on a desert island, what are 3 books you would want to have with you?🌿
I would want Jane Eyre, a bound collection of Shakespeare (counts as one, fight me), and Six of Crows.
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#bookstagrammer #booktalk #bookstack #booksaesthetic #booksession #booklover #reading #aesthetic #hayleykiyoko #fashion

Womanhood in India [this poem was performed for "Slamfamjam," an open mic event organized in Delhi, July 2018]

Dear India, I have come to realise that being a woman in this country comes with the recurring feeling of being watched,

It's like being constantly covered with something uncomfortable,
The eyes on you resembling a whole colony of red ants forcing you to cover every bare inch of skin that might label you as "provocative,"
As "promiscuous," As every single label that turns you from a person to an adventure to be had, a commodity to be consumed,
Like the bridal advertisements searching for women with perfect porcelain skin and making billion-dollar industries out of it.

I've realised that being a woman in this nation feels like silence,
My aunt told a 9 year old me that my running footsteps make too much "unladylike" noise on the staircases,
And now every step that I take is the muffled noise of how angry I felt.
Dear India, stop trying to make token woman of this land the helpless "abalaa naari," Stop trying to make the female mascot of this land the woman who worships her husband,

Stop trying to make it seem like being subservient is equivalent to being a woman in this nation.
Because we will rise anyway, fight anyway, resist anyway, because struggle is in our blood and bones, mixed in with your tricolour.
@slamfamjam
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@dikshabijlani you're my inspiration.

My favorite thing to read. A food menu! 😋😋😍😍

By color? By genre? By size? Alphabetical order? By rating? No method at all?
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Back when I used to have a bookshelf , I would organize my books by size and genre. These days i have a book closet and there is no method of organization (besides the newest books i read getting stacked on top) 😂
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#bookorganization #bookshelves #bookstorage #bookcloset #genre #alphabeticalorder #bookstacks #booklove #booktalk

🚫warning: small spoilers towards the end of review and sensitive content🚫

Read by: Hope
Title: The female of the species
Author: Mindy McGinnis ○
☄Description of book: This novel is about a small town girl named Alex craft. Three years before her senior year, Alex's older sister was murdered and the killer walked away free. Alex becomes violent and kills her sisters killer, getting away with it the same way he did. She knows that she cannot be trusted around her peers. As senior year began to unfold, Alex became close with Jack, the star athlete, and Peekay, the preachers kid. These three teens were sent on a journey that changed their lives in unexpected ways.
○ 🌼Favourite character: i loved all of the characters so much (except for Branley). I loved Alex Craft because she was such a badass when she dealt with the world around her. I loved Peekay because of the love she developed for Alex. Despite the things people said about Alex, Peekay still tried her best to get to know her. Lastly, Jack showed great character development throughout the novel. He went from being your average jock to a sweet and caring guy who scraped up his last few dollars to buy food for the girl he liked. ○
💞Best part: My favourite part in this novel was in chapter 22. There was a party going on in the forest and a few high school graduates joined. One of the boys, Ray, drugged Peekay's drink followed by saying, "Come on, Preachers kid. We'll take you to church for real." Ray and his friends tied to rape Peekay but Alex stopped them. Even though they weren't close friends yet, Alex's actions showed that she still had some human decency left in her and she cared for Peekay.
○ 📣Would others like it: I feel that a lot of people would enjoy this book simply because it was an easy read yet held lots of sentimental structure. There were lots of quotes and paragraphs which held deep meaning, making you stop and think about life. The character development was outstanding and everyone can relate to the characters one way or another. ○
✔Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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