Spent the day visiting wineries and reading on the beach until sunset. 'The Book Jumper' by Mechthild Glaser.

16-01-2019 07:29:17

09:02. Finished Chigozie Obioma's Man Booker-shortlisted first novel, The Fishermen. Meh. Too much in the Achebe/Ngugi tradition for my liking, and perhaps also a little too hopeful at the end about the possibilities of personal and national redemption. The narrative perspective with heaps of painstaking flashbacks results in either some continuity problems or some too easy resolutions/explanations. A fairly quick and not unengaging read though. 。 PS: Who are Yvonne Vera's literary heirs? I'm craving her kind of prose and sensitivities so so much . . : @joburgmoments/@thejoburgmodernist . . #ChigozieObioma #TheFishermen #Bookstagram #IGReads #Bibliophile #BookWorm #BookNerd #Bookaholic #BookLove #BookLover #BookAddict #BookPorn #Bookish #IGBooks #BooksOfInstagram #Gay #Instagay #Gaystagram #GayGuy #InstaBook #InstaBooks #InstaRead #Reading #AlwaysReading #ReadersOfInstagram #ReadingIsSexy #ReadingIsLife #ReadingIsFundamental #AfricanLiterature #UnpopularOpinion

16-01-2019 07:02:19

⭐️⭐️/5 “Time and time again I saw that Saturday night was indeed something special—a time when people are most at ease with themselves.” - SO⁣ •⁣ •⁣ What did you do on a #SaturdayNight back in the late 80’s, early 90’s? Fun read from #SusanOrlean, taking the reader across the country and sharing what Saturday Night was like, and what it’s meant, for many. ⁣ •⁣ •⁣ #whatiread #bookreview #the90s #the80s #vcr #nonfiction #journalism #bookstagram #readingislife #addictedtobooks #booknerd #ilovebooks #kindle #kindlepaperwhite #readingchallenge #goodreads #bookstagram #booklover #bookaholic #readabook #everydaypeople #essays #people #nightlife #retro #tbr #thelibrarybook

16-01-2019 06:05:12

He decidido dedicar esta cuenta a mis lecturas actuales. Pondré sólo fotografías de mis anotaciones, de cómo subrayo y pongo post-its. No es el tipo de cuenta para todas los lectores. Les daré follow back a todos . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #readingislife #allthebooks #bookaddict #booklover #bookish #bookphoto #bookcovers #bookcommunity #bookreviews #bookaccount #booksofinstagram #readersofinstagram #igreads #bookworm #booklove #books #bookjackets #goodreads #instareads #bookstagrammexico #annotatedbooks

16-01-2019 05:44:29

Doing some late night reading before bed. I'm currently about 70%ish in @authorbrendanovak book, "Before We Were Strangers." Son is still sick and I'm doing all I can to stay "healthy." Hope everyone is having a good week wherever you may be! #readingupdate #latenightreading #readingbeforebed #beforewewerestrangers #goodreadschallenge #brendanovak #currentlyreading #booksofinstagram #readersofinstagram #bibliophile #readingislife

16-01-2019 05:33:17

Heyy everyone! I found this book for super cheap at a local bookstore and had to get it!!! . . @clockwork_bibliophile tagged me in the #emojibooktag Fave Book: Eliza and her Monsters (the most recent fave) Amazing Sequel: Thunderhead Book that made you cry: I'll give you the sun (this is the most recent book that made me cry, there are countless) Book with a major plot twist: Restore Me Book that disappointed you: Dear Evan Hanses Stressful book: Queen of Air and Darkness . I tag everyone looking at this post, all of you do it!! . #yalit #books #bookshelfie #tbrpile #bookhaul #bookstagram #bookgram #booktography #instabooks #booksandinstagram #bookstagramnewbie #bookblogger #bookish #booklove #booknerd #southafricanbookstagrammer #readingislife #booksaremyjam #bookish #booknerdigans #bookreviews #bookblog #book #books #reader #bookporn #bookaddict #bookworm #bookdragon

16-01-2019 05:24:05

New book review!! There is so much we enjoyed from this selection I Am Human A Book of Empathy by Susan Verde. Click the link in our bio find out more. #demsmithboyz

16-01-2019 04:54:02

Moving forward with personal development...current read...Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges. Loving Amy Cuddy’s TED talk about power posing inspired me to search this book out. Would love to hear your recommendations for personal development reading 🥰 #personaldevelopment #readingislife #readingtogrow #workonme #alwaysmoveforward #progress #growinginconfidence

16-01-2019 04:35:51

“You don’t have a self until you have a secret.” —Just finished Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott. (Thanks @tabbiegirl2 for the book ) It was a slow read for me at the beginning, many times I wanted to “unfinish” the book, but thankfully, few chapters in, the pace began to pick up. My curiosity was piqued as to how the friendship will end. Ending was not quite what I expected. There were lots of dragging parts in between but I was able to appreciate the build up of suspense to have a thrilling conclusion. I just felt weird about Dr. Severin in the story.. I could go on and on but I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t read it yet. Giving this book 3.5/5 bookmark rating🤓 Has anyone else read this book? (I know you already did @tabbiegirl2 hahaha!) Thoughts? #meganabbott #givemeyourhand #bookstagram #readingislife #thriller #thrillerbooks #bookish #plantsagram

16-01-2019 04:29:44

I have the greatest friends! Thank you to @weaving_fiction for giving me these amazing @faerietalescandles candles. They smell incredible. I almost don’t wanna burn them, they’re so pretty. #bibliophile #bookstagram #instabook #bookworm #yareads #bookish #readingislife #bookishcandle #bookporn #bookaddict #booktography #bookishgram #kiwisread #bookblog #faerietalecandles

16-01-2019 04:25:37

Growing old is a privilege denied to many️ #loveyourlife #beintentional See my decade in my instastory #10yearchallenge #bandwagoner

16-01-2019 04:04:37

I’ve been staying up waaay past my bedtime because of all the books I’ve been reading. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My current fav is Educated. At the rate I’m reading, I’ll be done with Part 3 tonight. It has definitely lived up to the hype for me so far. I’m also reading 1Q84 and Commonwealth. . . . . #readmorebooks #epicreads #readoutside #goodreads #bibliophile #amreading #vscobook #travelwithbooks #favoritereads #fictional #hikingadventures #hilife #paradisefound #booktime #booklife #booklifestyle #bookish #bookislife #epicreads #becauseofreading #readingislife #bookgoals #adventurenerd #bookpages #ilovereading #eatsleepread

16-01-2019 03:54:48

I have to say I love coffee more than tea but I definitely agree about the length of a book. A good book is never long enough. What are you reading right now? I’m making my reading list for 2019 and would love to know what everyone is enjoying 🤗 Comment and give me all your suggestions 🤗

16-01-2019 03:52:15

My current read, which in really enjoying. #everyday2019 #becomingmichelleobama #readingislife

16-01-2019 03:39:35

I have finally scanned all of my books into Book Buddy and I have 139 unread books and unfortunately most of those are BOTM. @bookofthemonth I just can’t say no to adding another book for only 9.99!! I am thankful for @theunreadshelf for hosting the #unreadshelfproject2019 so that I can hopefully stick to the no buying books for 3 months, not including my BOTM selections. Also since majority of my unread books are BOTM, I will also be participating in #unreadbotmchallenge that @novelgossip and @reading.between.wines put together. Hopefully with all of this, I can categorize at least 50 of these this year to “read” status. Now let’s see if I can maintain my reading pace during tax season in the next few months #bookstagram #readingislife #igreads #somanybookssolittletime #bookcart #botm #stacksuponstacks

16-01-2019 03:30:51

“A rainy day is a special gift to readers”. • 🇺🇸:Do you guys love rainy days as much as I do? • 🇲🇽:Les gustan los dias lluviosos como a mi? • I am currently reading the series of Narnia, it is one of my favorite series ever!️🦁 • Actualmente estoy leyendo la serie de Narnia, ¡es una de mis series favoritas!️🦁

16-01-2019 03:16:26

Sometimes on vacation I read a book a day; and on some vacations I don’t pick up a book for days on end. This trip is definitely the latter, but I have found some amazing bookish souvenirs I can’t wait to share, including this pin of Belle (my favorite princess) reading a book (my favorite hobby!). It was hard for me to only bring one book on vacation (plus my kindle!) but that is proving to be the right decision for this trip. * Who normally brings 2X’s the amount of books you can read in a trip? (Me = ‍️)? * What are you reading this week? I’m still making my way through the Daughter of Moloka’i. * * * * * #disneyworld #disney #vacationreading #bookstagram #currentlyreading #booklover #bookworm #igbooks #reading #bookish #bookstagrammer #bookaddict #bibliophile #readersofinstagram #readingislife #readmorebooks #mustlovebooks

16-01-2019 03:14:11

Ending my Birthday with #books #heresto34 #readingislife #readingcorner #thelightbetweenoceans

16-01-2019 03:13:26

Going back to the Beginning🦉 Always wondered what is the right Genre for the Potter Mania.. though Technically Young Adults is just about right...."ALWAYS" !! . Who is your Favourite Character🦋. . P.s Sticking to healthy Munching in between . . . . #harrypotter #harrypotteredit #jkrowling #snape #alanrickman #hogwarts #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #fruit #healthyfood #read #aesthetic #booklover #potterheads #harrypotterfans #readingislife #bookaddict #booklover #bookish #cafe #bookcommunity #booksofinstagram #readersofinstagram #igreads #booklove #beautifulbooks #book #instareads #wintersun

16-01-2019 02:46:20

Love the fact that Miss 2 will absorb herself in her favourite books while mumma gets organised! * * * * * * #playfulreaders #teachermum #busymom #readingislife #toddlerlife #ilovereading #playschool #readingtoteddy #shapes

16-01-2019 02:43:14

An eye dark with the sign of magic while the other is blue like the deepest parts of the ocean. Not everyone knows of the 4 Londons or the rulers of each realm. A tavern that’s a tavern in all three dimensions and a man sits quietly at the bar waiting. . Is it true you bring things from other places? Is it true you bring things from other realms? . . Win it: A Darker Shade of Magic Collectors Edition! Three more books to win in the giveaway. Direct link to blog post in my bio, follow the simple rules to enter . Good luck. . . . #adarkershadeofmagic #fantasybooks #fantasybookseries #bookgiveaway #fantasybooklover #diyerfy #fictionbooks #youngadultfiction #giveawaycontest #twittergiveaway #giveawayusa #giveawaytime #bookcase #bookstagram #booksbooksbooks #bookobsessed #readingspot #readingisfundamental #readingislife

16-01-2019 02:31:39

#readgushjan19 - - Book & mug #bookandmug - - I have completely lost track of where I am in this challenge and veered so far off track on my TBR list. - - So far I have read more books this month than any other month in 2018...which itself is an accomplishment. - - Have you stuck to you January #tbr or have you found new reads you just can’t help push up on the list??? - - #januaryphotochallenge #readandgush #photochallenge #bookstagramchallenge #januarychallenge2019 #bookphotochallenge #reader #bookworm #bibliophile #booksonbooks #readingislife #readersgonnaread #allthebooks #beautifulbook #ilovereading #booknerd #bookstagram #newbookstagrammer #currentlyread #2019books #bookishtags

16-01-2019 02:22:21

$2! $2! $2! Incredible deals on incredible books! Don't miss out! Sign into Reading Club to place your order now. . . . . . #CanadianTeachers #CanadianParents #affordablebooks #booksbooksbooks #WeLoveReadingClub #lovebooks #instabook #bookcommunity #readersareleaders #readtome #learneveryday #readingislife #lovetoread #bookishlove #bookaholic #bookaddiction

16-01-2019 02:18:01

I read this ~2 years ago and it was such a fresh read which is why I think I ended up really loving it. I love the mysterious ambience throughout the novel, and how unpredictable the plot was. My only issue is that we don't get closure on what's attacking people, and why certain people see the "monster" before others. I also really enjoyed the movie. I actually had to watch it 3x because I first watched it with my mom, then my friends wanted to see it so I had to watch it with them, then my brothers also wanted to watch it. I don't think it's worth watching 3x, but I recommend seeing it at least once. ↯↯↯ Have you read/seen Bird Box? What did you think of it?

16-01-2019 02:03:32

Got home from a long day to my usborne box welcoming me to the company. I am so excited to be able to sell amazing books while also donating to CASA. Do you have littles that need new books? Let me know!#usbornebooks #supportingcasa #casaoflarimercounty #readingislife #readtoyourlittles #storytime #fillyourcasawithbooks

16-01-2019 01:54:42

Another Emergency Contact review - C Reposted from @shelle_reads_books - Welcome to the Emergency Contact blog tour for Day 2. I’d like to thank @simonandschusteraus and @ausyabloggers for the opportunity to read and give my honest review of this book. This is a great YA book and Choi does a great job of creating likable characters who you really come to know and love by the end. The story follows Penny and Sam. Penny has just moved away to start college at UT and meets Sam through her roommate, Jude. Penny witnesses Sam in a compromising position and helps him out with her ‘go bag’ skills which leads to them swapping numbers. Essentially becoming each other’s ‘Emergency Contacts’. It’s a great story filled with highs and lows as well as about finding your feet. It also details the ways teenagers and young adults treat their parents when they just want to be left alone and become independent. I know all of my students would enjoy this book. Happy reading. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 @choitotheworld #maryhkchoi #emergencycontact #ausyabloggers #simonandschusteraus #bookstagram #bookgram #bookblogger #bookblog #booklover #bookreview #bookreviewer #bibliophile #aussiebibliophile #readingislife #readbooks #instaread #bookcover #booksofig #igbooks #instagrambooks #booknerdigans #bookaholics #booknerd #bookaddict #dymocks52challenge #5/80

16-01-2019 01:46:03

Thank you @stmartinspress for my free copy of The Perfect Liar! Today is Pub Day for this lovely book and my next read! When I read the synopsis for this one, I knew I had to have it! I picked up The Headmaster’s Wife a couple of months ago and loved it, so I can’t wait to dig in! #pubday #theperfectliar #stmartinspress #freebook #booksofinstagram #bookstagrammer #januarybooks #readingislife #bookcover #bookpic #bookbabe #bookworm #igreads #readersofinstagram #booknerd #bookish #booklover #addictedtobooks #bookaddict #coverlove

16-01-2019 01:30:55

For those following my stories, you know I’m totally elated this guy is getting PUBLISHED! The grueling journey that literary fiction writers take to get to that first book deal is shockingly painful and sometimes hilarious. Now that Mike’s on a sprint to launch his first novel in spring 2020, the daily do’s are evolving. Like this Saturday, when we did a 3-hour author headshot session (something Mike would normally dread) with our uber talented friends: amazing photographer @dammelphotographicworks and all-star stylist @anotherpremoday (never thought of having a stylist at your headshot session? Priya will make you question how you could have ever done it without her!). Joe converted our tiny (650 sq.ft. tiny) house into a professional light studio, complete with a device called “the honey badger” and a light featherer called “the Rachel” (aka @racheldammel). It yielded pure magic. Like this photo: my personal fave of my wonderful husband and soon-to-be-published author @fredrick.m.soukup. Check out the story on my profile for behind the scenes of the shoot and follow along on the journey here (now that I’ve declare myself his wAgent—wife agent—I have lots of fun life updates to share).

16-01-2019 01:22:32

I'm sorry @mariekondo but having less than 30 books does not #sparkjoy in me and @reallysharoncuneta #ProudBookHoarder #Bibliophile #ReadingIsLife

16-01-2019 01:12:49

Here it is... my top 10 books of 2018. I read 98 books and my favorite.... Beartown by Fredrik Backman. Cheers to a great year of reading and i hope to keep it up in 2019. In case you can't read my chicken scratch handwriting my top 10 are 10. Nine Perfect Strangers 9. AMan Called Ove 8. Sharp Objects 7. The Last Mrs. Parrish 6. The Art of Racing in the Rain 5. Educated 4. Night Road 3.To All the Boys I've Loved Before 2. The Great Alone 1. Beartown #top10books #bookstagram #booksarefriends #reads #readingislife #readinggoals

16-01-2019 00:55:28

It feels good to finally put myself first. I am now always working on myself mentally, physically and professionally! One thing that has helped me is by reading personal development books. For those who of you who don’t read these books, it doesn’t mean that I don’t have my life together. I look at it as constantly growing and learning about myself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am always changing. Who I am at 23 is not who I was at 16 nor will I be at 30. The struggles I have today are not the same struggle I had when I was 16. Life is all about change and I’m excited to see where I’ll be when I’m 30. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am working on ME because at the end of the day I am the only one who will make myself happy and am the only one who has control over it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #personaldevelopment #theselfloveexperiment #mematters #progressnotperfection #fitnessandwellness #selflove #selfcare #changeisgood #learningaboutmyself #putyourselffirst #loveyourself #livelifetothefullest #hardworkpaysoffs #mentalhealthmatters #betruetoyou #dowhatyoulove #inspiration #workinprogress #readingislife #chocolatepeanutbutter #behappy #findbalance #noexcuses #doitforyou #fillyourcupfirst #bestself #studentlife #youareincontrolofyourlife

16-01-2019 00:43:59

Happy book birthday to this beautiful masterpiece! I can’t wait to dive into this novel by @roshanichokshi. Her writing always sweeps me away and I’m ready for another adventure. btw why isn’t there a Paris emoji? Or am I just missing it because this is when I desperately needed one . . Books have always given me the stability that sometimes I feel reality lacks. I can immerse myself in different worlds and characters. Through them I find myself. Life is chaotic and messy but books always welcome me home. . . . #reader #bookworm #bibliophile #booksonbooks #readingislife #readallday #books #allofthebooks #ireadya #beautifulbook #ilovereading #reading #booknerd #bookworm #igreads #bookstagrammer #bookphotography #bookblogger #bookblog #yareads #thegildedwolves #bookbirthday

16-01-2019 00:28:32

Rainy days mean a trip to the library for homework and hot tea. #saclibrary #rainydays#booknerd #readingislife #imomsohard

16-01-2019 00:26:51

Chilly weather. Cozy knit sweaters. And my first Book of the Month delivery!! I can tell already that looking forward to and receiving these monthly deliveries will be a highlight of 2019!! . . . . . #books #currentlyreading #bookstagram #bookofthemonth #newbooks #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #igreads #bookworm #alwaysreading #booklover #bookish #readingtime #goodreads #readinglist #readingislife #booklife #readersofig #whatshereads #bookphoto #booksarelife #booksandtea #bookcommunity #thebookishmaritimer

16-01-2019 00:18:13

Book one of my goodreads 2019 reading challenge started tonight. Roughly 5 hours reading... 289 pages down. Around a page a minute reading time. I knew I was a quick reader but didn't realise I was that quick! 🤗 more optimistic about reading 80 books this year now. #smashingmyreadingchallenge #readingchallenge #quickreading #speedreading #quickreader #readingislife #lovereading #bookstagram #books #bookstagrammer #readingtime #readinglife #booklover #apageaminute #goodreadschallenge #goodreadschallenge2019 #goodreadsbookchallenge #threedarkcrownsseries #threedarkcrowns

16-01-2019 00:14:48

¸.*¨`* TEASER TUESDAY *¨*.¸⠀ .⠀ Click the link in my bio to get your copy of Snifter of Death⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #historicalfiction #thrillerbooksarethebest #mysteries #historicalfictionlover #readingislife #historicalfictionnovel #mysterybooks #thrillerbookaddict #raedersofig #historicalromanceseries #mysterybooksarethebest #whattoread

16-01-2019 00:02:02

15-01-2019 12:10:39

Monday already?! . . . Let me tell you guys, I am so glad I decided to pick up a new to me genre. Not only has it encouraged me to read outside of my usual genre, it also has played a role in shaping my writing.

14-01-2019 12:11:56

Book one of the #stormlightarchive series, #thewayofkings by #brandonsanderson , new week new read. Ive got a list of reads to pick up by brandon sanderson once january and february reading list is done. Diving into this in 3, 2, 1 🤙 . . . #100booksinayear #100bookschallenge #bookstagram #booknerd #mindgains #mindgasm #selfhelpbooks #instabook #bookstagram #bookhaul #booklove #bookshelf #bookporn #readingisfundamental #readabook #booksislife #novel #bookgame #bookstore #booklover #monkmode #readingisfun #readingislife #bookworm #bookstagrammer #bookphotography #bookish

14-01-2019 05:59:02