Freshen up your mind with nature
PSA: every bookstagrammer should have the app UNUM. Not only does it allow you to plan your feed, but whatever you put on there stays there, even if (like me) your phone is stolen on holiday and you lose all your pre-taken photos. They're all there on the app when you log in again. I'm shook. So here. Have this post (the first one in months - sorry about that), courtesy of UNUM, the babe 😭
On another note, I've been on fire in terms of reading this week, having read:
~ Exile by James Swallow
~ The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan (Uncle Rick why do you do this to me, every. damn. time.)
~ A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas (what... was the purpose of this? Was there one? Did I miss it somewhere in those 229 pages?)
What have you guys been reading this week (and more importantly, what did you think of ACOFAS)?
“Jaime told me how you found him on the Iron Throne the day King’s Landing fell, and made him yield it up. That was your moment. All you needed to do was climb those steps and sit. Such a sad mistake.”
“I have made more mistakes that you can possibly imagine,” Ned said. “But that was not one of them.”
“Oh, but it was, my lord,” Cersei insisted. “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.
Happy Sunday, book lovers!
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Tagged by @melissaelisebookstyle
and I’m tagging my favorite 5 📚Series: Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
📚Dessert: Strawberry and creme cheese crepes
📚Flowers: I really don’t care about flowers 😅
My review of A Dance with Dragons from Goodreads.
A Dance with Dragons did not go the way I expected. I read A Feast for Crows a few months ago which I think helped a lot in terms of enjoyment. Especially as this book runs in parallel to the previous up to about 60% through, so I was able to pick up on most references to events that had happened in Kings Landing.
I was really looking forward to reading this as we were returning to my favourite characters, Daenerys and Tyrion. Both story lines did not go the way I expected, especially Tyrion's, but I do think this was for the better rather than it being predictable. But as we know, George R R Martin is rarely gives us a story that is predictable in ASOIAF.
However, I felt that there was a lot of padding in this one which is why it didn't get 5 stars from me. Granted, these are not short books as with the rest of the series, but I do feel there were some parts that could have been trimmed here and there. Having said that, I didn't let that affect my enjoyment too much as I told myself that some of this 'padding' will serve a purpose at some point. But I still think it may have been better if it was cut down a bit.
Although there was a lot of padding, we do see Martin's usual strengths as we have throughout the whole series and that is his character development and world building. With ASOIAF being told from the point of view from a certain character, it is essential that each character feels different, rather than a single narrator with a different skin. But Martin absolutely nails this! Each character is so unique and 3 dimensional, that you could easily turn to any page in the book, look at 3 or 4 words and be able to tell which character's POV it is. You definitely connect with them and get to really experience what is happening.
I do feel sorry for those who have waited since 2012 to read Winds of Winter, especially with how this books ends, another bunch of cliff hangers! I really hope 2019 brings us the next book as we are no where near finished with this Game of Thrones!
#ADanceWithDragons #GeorgeRRMartin #AGameofThrones #ASOIAF #Bookstagram
“I rose too high, loved too hard, dared too much. I tried to grasp a star, overreached, and fell.”
- A Dance with Dragons, George R R Martin
QOTD: Favourite book quotes?
I love this quote from A Game of Thrones:
“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
I've just finished reading A Dance with Dragons, and Martin has done it again! I feel sorry for those who read this on release back in 2012 and are still waiting for Winds of Winter. We are again left with a lot of cliffhangers at the end of this. Some I knew about due to people talking about the TV series, others I didn't expect at all. Martin has said that the next books will be the same as the TV series in some ways, but differ in others. So I will now go ahead and watch seasons 5, 6, 7 and 8 (when it comes out). Hopefully by which point, Winds of Winter won't be too far off. I set out with this intention of finishing this whilst on holiday, but a day late isn't that bad. I will write a review on Goodreads at some point but in terms of a star rating, this gets 🌟🌟🌟🌟 from me.
#ADanceWithDragons #GeorgeRRMartin #AGameofThrones #ASOIAF #Bookstagram #GameofThrones
In the clouds with the fallen angels; demons with halos😇😈
“He was no dragon, Dany thought, curiously calm. Fire cannot kill a dragon”
- A Game of Thrones, George R R Martin
QOTD: Favourite ASOIAF character?
I really love Renly Baratheon - more in the show than the book - so I think my favourite book character so far is either Arya Stark or Jon Snow
Also for a bonus question cause why not, how many pins do you think it took to make this dragon egg? Also thank you to @bookhoarderproblems
for helping me out when I asked for some tips!
📑 "Мир полон трусов, которые хотели бы выглядеть героями."
я в восторге! никогда не думала, что смогу осилить книгу такого объёма за столь короткий срок, но всё же получилось. Когда-то мы с Толей пытались начать смотреть сериал, но он нам показался каким-то нудным и мы забросили это дело. А вот в этом году, во время сессии, меня почему-то осенило, что я хочу прочитать цикл "Песнь Льда и Огня" чего бы это ни стоило. И вот результат: первая книга уже прочитана и я понемногу читаю вторую. И я действительно в восторге от этого цикла! Никогда не думала, что мне так понравится повествование о средневековых рыцарях и королях, но всё же зашло. Очень надеюсь прочесть полностью хотя бы этот цикл в этом году, раз до Гарри Поттера руки так и не доходят.😄
📑 "- Я ничего не дал тебе, - улыбнулся Тирион, - кроме слов.
- Тогда дай свои слова и Брану."
#играпрестолов #песньльдаиогня #плио #bookstagram #georgemartin #agameofthrones
Tyrion Lannister at the Red Keep!🏰 in my opinion the best book of 'The Song of Ice and Fire' is 'The Storm of swords'. so many fun conversations in Tyrion Chapters specially. George R R Martin thought that this book will win him a Hugo Award for the best Novel but Harry Potter and the goblet of fire won that year.. both of the books are in my all time favourite!😏📚 I hope that George win the best novel for the Winds of Winter.
#asongoficeandfire #agameofthrones #georgerrmartin
Multnomah Falls ☑️ | 📷 Ryan Angel Studio
The more you look 👀at it the better it looks 👁🗨➰
today's challenge is '5 favorite series' and it was honestly super hard to pick just 5! I'm currently reading a series I'm really really enjoying but I wanted to chose series I've finished (with one exception that I'll explain). in no particular order, here are my picks:
The Dark Tower series by Stephen King - fantasy blended with contemporary. the first book was hard to get into as I'm not a western fan but once the series gets going WOW what a journey!!
Kushiel's Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey - fantasy filled with political intrigue, romance, war, sex, betrayal & more. a world & characters I fell absolutely in love with.
Shadowhunters series' by Cassandra Clare - I realize these are three separate series but I'm combining them as I cannot pick a favorite. my favourite character is Jem. fantasy series involving demons, angels, vampires, werewolves, warlocks & warriors called shadowhunters.
Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton - this is the one series I haven't read all of as I'm only halfway through the last book. but there are 25 books so I'm including it. it's a preternatural romance fantasy series involving vampires, shapeshifters & zombies among other things. with some police work thrown in. been reading this series for over 15 years now so they are definitely my guilty pleasure - pun intended!!
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin - please please universe let the final books be written & released soon!!
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(SWIPE) Horse shots! Patron was too fun! 🐴
Beaches of New Zealand - Waiheke island
Got up in the clouds this weekend with @oceanfronthelicopters
and it was unreal. Happy Friday!🤙🏼 who all loves riding helicopters?
Thank you Verizon for your awesome service I get to still watch my Baby Shark shows while on my adventure travels to Oregon! Also I love my new seat by Graco because it makes me look cool but most importantly safe.