“I made two promises to myself when I married Nick. One: no dancing-monkey demands. Two: I would never, ever say, Sure, that’s fine by me (if you want to stay out later, if you want to do a boys’ weekend, if you want to do something you want to do) and then punish him for doing what I said was fine by me. I worry I am coming perilously close to violating both of those promises”
- Gillian Flynn, “Gone Girl”
I would die for this absolute QUEEN.
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Mid-April Book Haul (again):
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Shelfconfidence BPC: 4/18/2021 - Know Who You Are
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21 in 2021
I saw this post on my feed from @the-forest-library and I figured I would give it a try!
Rules! Choose 21 books you want to read or goals you want to achieve in 2021. That’s it! It can be a mix of books and goals, or 21 books, or 21 goals…. it’s up to you. Then tag some friends to play along.
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
The Dry by Jane Harper
Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
The Song of Achilles (I know I know) by Madeleine Miller
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston
The Unexpected Miss Bennet by Patrice Sarath
Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol.1 by Kelly Thompson
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller
The Roomate by Rosie Danan
Wicked Wallflower by Sarah McClean
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Upright Woman Wanted by Sarah Galey
Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
Queen of Hearts by Collen Oakes
Daughter of Fortune by Isabelle Allende
Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
The Revenant by Michael Punke
The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
4/12 Edit: Another book read! Making it 5 so far which might not look like a lot but it's 5 more than I tried for last year so I'm feeling good about it.
Not to mention I just started on Hawkeye: Kate Bishop so I'm feeling good about having written this list down to get these read this year.
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Hey it's my birthday tomorrow!
Wanna make my day? Ask your local bookstore/ library to order my sapphic novella, Rivers of Eden or purchase your own copy via literally any distributor physical or ebook! It's also available on library apps!
Link to print on demand.
[Image Description: two young women floating in front of a nighttime farm landscape. The left side is occupied by a blonde woman in a blue dress with an apron. The right, a woman in a red skirt and white blouse. They are reaching for each other. Between them is the text "Rivers of Eden" in gold lettering. End Image Description]
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A Book To Read
Title: Serial Hottie
Author: Kelly Oram
Synopsis: Hockey-obsessed tomboy Eleanor Westley has never been the object of a guy's affection before. So when the hottest boy she's ever seen moves in across the street and starts treating her like she's the center of his universe, naturally she's going to be a little skeptical. But everything starts to make sense when girls who look just like Ellie start dying all around the city. Obviously the new guy is the killer, and of course he only likes her because he wants to slice her into tiny pieces. Right? The more Ellie gets to know Seth the more she's convinced he's a psychopathic killer. Problem is, he's the sweetest psychopathic killer she's ever met. Not to mention he's brutally hot. No matter how hard she tries, she can't help but fall for him. Will Ellie find true love, or will her summer of firsts turn out to be a summer of lasts?
Vladimir Odoyevsky, The Town In The Snuff Box
Children's literature never stops to fascinate me. They stand the test of time due to their simplicity and symbols. With few words, they can say so much. They are the best example of the power of words and are the best teacher of the power which every one of us holds. They show us the path to wield it. And that is one of the reasons adult and children alike enjoy them.
she was crying because hope was intolerably painful, breaking through into the resignation in which she had lived for days;
Planet of Exile, Ursula K. Le Guin
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Hay, lovelies! I am looking to get some more friends online, in person, and to write to. DM me if you think we could be friends! 💓
My names Sam (She/Her), I’m 23, and I’m from England. I’m obsessed with movies! My favourite genre are biopics, fantasy, comedy, but mostly thrillers, and action. Lately I’ve been getting into Star Wars, and have just finished New Girl, and caught up with It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. I adore anything that screams “Vintage aesthetic”: Vinyls, polaroids, cassettes, jukeboxes, burger/milkshake bars, drive-in theatres, and so on. My favourite colour is grey. It used to be yellow. I love old music — A bit of Doris Day, Vera Lynn, Frank Sinatra — classic rock, punk, rap, post hardcore, metalcore, and my favourite hobby is going to concerts. I’m also a huge bookworm. Official definition of “Bookworm”: Someone who used to get through books upon books growing up. Now can’t seem to get back into it despite her hardest efforts to do so. However, that doesn’t stop her from continuing to buy books as if they’re ever going to be read in her lifetime. 👀🤭😂 I love to bake, struddel, scones, even apple some incoherent word. Downsides - I can’t sing. I can’t dance. I don’t know karate. I do play the bass, and guitar, though. I’m also trying to teach myself Finnish. Please don’t message me if you’re under 18, or 28 and over. Thank you!
Cassian and Azriel trying to change Nyx' diaper together, one holding the squirming Nyx in place as the other tries to manage the diaper. They argue over who's doing what wrong as Nyx just giggles, Feyre watching them, shaking her head in amusement.
"Cassian give me the diaper, you're taking forever."
"No, hold the baby. I've almost got it."
"He's getting impatient."
"You're getting impatient, he's laughing."
"Yeah, because it's laughable that an illyrian warrior can't figure out how to unpack and open a diaper."
"Shut up, Az. See it's open now."
"Great. Now put it on... Cass, the other way around."
"I know that! See, there you go!"
"Good, now his pants..."
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Book Review: Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard
The synopsis of this book mentions "The Goblin Emperor" and "Howl's Moving Castle", which are two of my favorite books of all time. Adding also a w|w romance makes the story sound like a dream come true. However, despite all of it I kept my expectations low because it was too good to be true and in case it really was that good at least I would be pleasantly surprised. I admit I was enjoying the book until the ending confirmed something I feared would happen and I was not a fan of. I can see how the politics in the story and a main character with dark skin interacting with characters with white skin can remind someone of "The Goblin Emperor" and how the fire spirit with a connection to the main character can be associated with "Howl's Moving Castle", but the connections end there.
The book is about princess Thanh who has self confidence issues since she was sent away as a child to the country of Ephteria as part of a political strategy. There she starts an intimate relationship with the princess of that country, Eldris, and happened to be in the middle of an awful fire that still haunts her.
In the present Eldris goes to Thanh 's country to negotiate with her mother about merchant routes that are seemingly a cover to take over that country. Eldris is presented as possessive and not being used to not have what she wants. As the story unfolds more is revealed about her and the fiery incidents that keep happening around the main character.
My main problem with this story was the ending relationship. It had a lot of things I didn't like involved and I was liking my theory about the fire spirit better than what I got. Since these are spoilers I will mention them in more detail below.
The reveals about Eldris' personality could have been done better, but I could see how she was the abusive towards Thanh so it didn't bother me as much. I wish that was all the problems I had with this book. It would have been 4 stars.
My main problem was the ending relationship as I said because I really didn't like how they kept calling each other sister and it was turned into a romance. Besides that, they barely interacted with each other in the past (before the fire). If they did, it wasn't shown. I liked that they apparently were going to move slowly and Thanh wasn't comfortable with saying she loved her yet though.
My idea was that the fire spirit was actually part of Thanh . It acted out when she was angry, it was trapped the way Thanh felt trapped in Ephteria... it made sense and it would make her standing up for herself way better at the end. The way it was shown, the main character only managed to do it because she had this external supernatural being doing the work for her. It didn't had as much impact and ultimately that and the sister thing was what lowered my rating so much.
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guess it's time to play a game of do-i-actually -have-a-romantic-attraction-to-this-person-or -is-this-me-not-being-able-to-handle-the -slightest-bit-of-affection-cuz-I've-been emotionally-starved
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Romance A Day🌹
Styx And Stones, Kristine Allen
I didn't know you this morning, and now I don't remember not knowing you.
-Nicola Yoon, The Sun is also a Star
god help me with this book hangover 🥴
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