Ah Monday, here you are again. Anyone else feel like this weekend just FLEW by? It’s starting to get cold here in Sydney for the first time all year – it’s currently only 15 degrees C (or 59 degrees F) and we don’t cope with cold weather here in Sydney and everyone is complaining about being freezing 🥶 – so here’s a little #sunshinestack to brighten up your Monday morning! I haven’t read any of these yet but #TheUnhoneymooners by @christinalauren is next on my list! I’ve heard such good things and I can’t wait to get into this sexy, sassy, tropical read. I’ve also heard amazing things about #HumIfYouDontKnowTheWords by @biancamarais_author so this one is definitely up there on my tbr list (I had intended to get to it in May, but where has the time gone??). And #HowToBuildAGirl by @mscaitlinmoran sounds hilarious, insightful and heartbreaking – a combination which I’ve come to love.
I’m just finishing off a few buddy reads, then I’m diving into one of these three! What are you all reading at the moment? ☀️ ...
A long weekend calls for a long series 📚📚📚📚
(📷: @iam.caryn ) ...
Hello starting a new chapter with a new feed welcome back to spring ahhhh. I could only take a few photos but it was so freaking nice to go out and change things up with photos
I've been so caught up with Uni work I forgot how therapeutic it is to walk in the wilderness it's been way too long.
🌱What do you find therapeutic?🌱
Currently playing Days Gone which is definitley not therapeutic and a lot of stress but it's so good😂 ...
"And there are never really endings, happy or otherwise. Things keep going on, they overlap and blur, your story is part of your sister's story is part of many other stories, and there is no telling where any of them may lead." - Erin Morgenstern, the night circus
This quote always makes me think of so many things. I used to think that each of the experiences I go through has nothing to do with others but only myself and, when I come out of the situation, a part of my story ends there. But no, there is always multiple dimensions to every single story. Every people we meet will carry their own story and when their overlap with ours, ours will become part of theirs too. There is no end to it. After all, we are all atoms and the Universe is conspiring in its own way to link each and every one of us in some way or the other. In the end, we are all one big soul with a very big story scattered around in millions and trillions of bodies with a story to tell each on their own. .
Ahem, so I guess, I have gone too far. this is enough for today. Hope your day got better after reading this :p .
What are you reading btw? ...
On Saturday at @writerssainc Teen Writers Club we looked at atmospheric writing. I brought along Jane Eyre and Rebecca because when it comes to moody prose, Gothic-romance is where it’s at. We specifically looked at the opening of Rebecca, and I’ve got to say there are very few authors, living or dead, who could start a story with a four-page dream sequence about an overgrown garden and have their reader hooked. Or write a ghost story without a ghost for that matter. Which is why du Maurier is the shiz. 🙌 👑 ...
📖Internacional Guy: Londres, Berlim e Washington | International Guy - vol. 03 | 🖋 @audreycarlan | @veruseditora | 4,5🌟
Londres, Berlim e Whashington são a sequência da história dos caras da Internacional Guy. Esse livro conseguiu se manter com a mesma qualidade e os pequenos defeitos dos livros anteriores, na verdade a autora conseguiu escrever uma sequência bem linear.
Londres: Skyler e Parker estão tentando superar seus problemas depois do que aconteceu em Montreal, agora eles são chamados para ajudar uma autora de romances best-seller com seu bloqueio de escrita.
Acho que esse foi meu livro favorito,primeiro por se passar numa cidade que eu amo, Londres. Segundo que a autora retratada parece muito com uma autora que eu amo, então eu fiquei toda derretida.
Berlim: Já em Berlim, Parker, Bo e Royce tem que ajudar uma empresária do ramo automobilístico com sua nova campanha. O que eles não esperavam é que a mulher fosse a ex do noivo de Wendy. Enquanto isso, uma nova ameaça paira sobre Parker e Skyler.
Whashington: Nos bastidores do poder, a Internacional Guy precisa lidar com as patentes de uma empresa farmacêutica. Enquanto isso Parker tem de lidar com uma pessoa desconhecida que ronda ele e sua namorada.
Como falei esse foi um livro que conseguiu manter a qualidade dos demais, o único ponto que eu tenho a destacar de negativo é que eu esperava ver Bo e Royce mais em evidência, a autora tem um bom material com os personagens secundários e por vezes ele não é aproveitado. Apesar disso eu mal posso esperar para ler o próximo livro.
This book was SO CUTE. I flew through it, loved how it played out, and squealed at the ending. Big fan of sweet and charming YA love stories like this one. BIG FAN. // ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️— really liked it. ...
#BankHolidayMonday a great day to relax with a very funny #book ... Now, one of these is the hilarious truth of what happened in your telephone exchange ... The other is what they would like to have happened !!! Check out the crazy but shocking reality ... You may never use a phone again after this ... #amreading a great summer #mustread from #Amazon .. ...
I'm so excited to share the #coverreveal for The Cleansing, coming June 2nd! #Giveaway link in bio!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
An island, swept into a whirlwind of murder and deceit.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A madman roaming the land picking off islanders, one by one.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In the quaint little tourist haven of Inishmore, off the coast of Ireland, local islanders are disappearing. Upon the death of his father, and with his mother’s health in question, a young Irishman decides to head back home to help his older sister manage the family affairs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This simple endeavor, unbeknownst to him, is anything but, as the interference of a past love emerges. A love, whose affection to this day has the ability to stoke the settled embers which lay dormant all these years. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Passions rekindle and secrets unravel as this cocoon of lust and eroticism unfolds within a web of mystery, challenging not only the fate of his family, but the welfare of the island as a whole.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood Continuing on my mythology theme I was very excited to start this one. Penelope, as you probably know, was the loyal, faithful wife of Odysseus in the Greek myth.This is her story retold from her point of view.
I just don't have a lot to say about this one! I enjoyed it well enough whilst I was reading it, it just made no real impression on me, which was a bit of a shock. I'm beginning to wonder (brace yourselves for this, it's definitely black sheep time!) if Margaret Atwood is really for me. I've had the same reaction now to three of her books. I've talked about it with my son and he feels similarly. I can only think that it's something about her writing which just doesn't engage with me. Everything about this book made me think I'd love it but I just didn't. Having recently been wowed by 'Circe', 'The Song of Achillles' and 'The Silence of the Girls', I expected to feel the same way. This one was written in 2005, well before the current rash of retellings. It was part of a series commissioned by Canongate books of modern mythology retellings. Ali Smith's 'Girl Meets Boy' was another (now that one is worth reading!). It plays with voice and form, it's undoubtedly cleverly written but it left me rather cold. It does have things to say about a woman's place amongst many other things , but I never felt truly connected to Penelope, she never really came off the page for me. I've actually spent far too much time trying to work out why I didn't like this book, at the end of the day I just didn't. I'll mark it down to experience and move on. ...