I shyed away from The Kiss Quotient for a long time because I'm like an old-fashioned granny when it comes to steamy romances. Seriously though, am I the only one that finds them to be very awkward and uncomfortable to read? 🙈👵🏻 Anyways, The Kiss Quotient is steamy. Like really steamy. (I'm looking at you chapters 15 & 18 👀🤤) But it also has a lot of heart and I ended up loving Stella and Michael by the end. I can't wait to discuss it more with #readwithjessi
at the end of the month. 4/5🌟
Thanks to @jaylamm.reads
for trading with me for this one. 💗
She’s the Queen of Mystery but sadly, I have only read ONE Agatha Christie book! I plan to fix that by joining in some buddy reads! However, I like to start at the beginning of a series so I am a month behind. Oh well! 🤷🏻♀️
In January, The Mysterious Affair at Styles was the book of the month for two different buddy reads!
I’m reading with #ayearwithchristie2019
hosted by @thewrittenwordandtea
hosted by @readwithjamie
Better late than never! 🤣 Are you a fan of Agatha Christie? What is your favorite book of hers?
The Humboldt Forum—construction from the ground up beginning in 2013— is fast arriving at a state that Casanova and Frederick the Great would easily recognise as the old Berliner Schloss, although with a few 21st century twists.
I have nothing clever or interesting-ish to say for today’s post. And these books? Not reading any of them yet. Where should i start in 2030 when I finally catch up on my TBR? .
Who can relate? Please tell me at least one of you out there.
about halfway through the brothers karamazov now, hopefully i’ll finish it within the month!! i’m really enjoying the read☺️
what big books are on your #tbr
i have war & peace, crime & punishment, middlemarch, anna karenina, infinite jest, and gone with the wind all on my list 😬 hopefully i’ll get through a few more this year!
Might gain more traction in this one
DC DOUBLE TAKE!
There was such an overwhelming response to the book signing happening here in DC that many people reached out to me and said they weren’t able to grab a spot, so a SECOND DATE has been added!
Come out and join me for a reading, Q/A and signing of my new book - Hello My Name Is
SECOND DATE!! Sunday, March 24th @hillprincebar
Hosted by @jumpingjackjas
aka JAS HANDS herself from the @brownliquorreport
ACT FAST - they won’t give me a third date 😏
In addition, here are dates for book signings for other cities
NEW YORK •••
March 31st - Chipped Cup, Harlem NY 9pm Hosted by @angetravelsoften
April 14th - Two Urban Licks
3:30pm hosted by @whoisariane
Tickets will be released for New York and Atlanta on March 1st!
Special thanks to @hillprincebar
for being the FIRST stop on this BOOK TOUR and for graciously accommodating a second date. 🍻
💜💙 BOOK REVIEW 💜💙
Oh, Luke Evans and your beautifully broken soul. I thought it couldn't get any better after reading about Ben in Where I Belong, but now I'm not so sure, because Luke was perfection.
I love the way J. Daniel's writes. Sweet mixed with sassy. Heart mixed with humor...and a whole lot of steam. This is only the second book of hers I've read, but I see her becoming one of my favorite authors of 2019.
I can't wait to see what happens next in what is quickly becoming one of my favorite series...💜💙
Sometimes i have a lot to say......other times i just keep mute and watch.......I absolutely loved "mysistertheserialkiller for #bookofthemonth @ghana_must_read
The last three books I read. Do you remember the last three you read? Tell me in the comments 😊📚🐛
QOTD: If you’re a thriller fan, are there any that you would recommend to a novice like me? If you don’t like them all that much, why not? I’m keen to see it any of you share my thoughts!
Thrillers aren’t usually my cup of tea, even when I enjoy them, they tend to give me a brief high while I get caught up in the suspense but are ultimately forgettable in the long-term. Regardless, I can honestly say that at least while I was reading it, this book wheedled its way into my brain and refused to be put down.
Tangerine follows the story of Alice Shipley who has moved to Tangier with her new husband as an escape from a single, terrible and tragic night. When her old college roommate appears unexpectedly on her doorstep, the events that Alice has fought to forget are slowly drawn back into focus.
The true strength of this novel lies in its hypnotic setting. I’ve never been been to Morocco but Christine Mangan paints such a vivid picture of the hustle and bustle, the underlying tensions, the markets, the noises, the smells... that I felt that I was walking there beside them, feeling a dash of Alice’s unease but a considerable amount of Lucy’s awe and sense of adventure.
The story is a gripping unravelling of obsession and manipulation that had me frantically turning pages and, once or twice, gave me actual goosebumps. It wasn’t quite powerful enough to sell me on thrillers as a whole and I did find it a fairly predictable, but I thoroughly enjoyed the ride regardless. A highly atmospheric read, well written and full of page turning suspense.
A big thank you to @littlebrown
for this copy of @waterstone
’s book of the month!
"This is a beautiful book. The Dante Scholar lost in a dark wood, the Bishop going into the darkness where God is. The man who has experienced Love on so many levels, reliving his past before confronting the great Empyrean. This impressive narration isn’t just a stream of consciousness. It is a well-crafted narration, it has a plot. Marigold is very vivid to me, but the other two women, Clare and Evie, are also very distinct. Tom Stacey also conveys – mysteriously – the characters of the other members of the house party: whom we never meet. Humour, humanity, passion are all here. It’s a superb achievement." A N Wilson. ⠀
'A Dark and Stormy Night' is available from Medina Publishing and Amazon.⠀
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• Kirininjo • ทำตามหน้าที่ที่ได้รับใอบหมายให้สำเร็จลุล่วงที่ไม่ใช่เพื่อตัวเอง แต่ 'เพื่อคนอื่น'
Beartown is a place consumed by hockey. In a small town which everyone has written off, hockey is quite literally the only thing that everyone lives for. When an event rocks this small place, the small community has to pick a side. There is a LOT of hockey talk in this book and at times I didn’t mind, other times though it did get too much! There are times also when the book builds up the suspense a lot without you ever really feeling it pays off. Completely completely different to ‘A Man called Ove’ which I read last year and loved. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #whatimreading #reading #read #bookstagram #books #bookofthemonth
I wrote this book to help you be happier, healthier and more successful.
There are other books in the personal development category which talk about these subjects, but frustratingly, most don’t offer practical guidance on how to implement their ideas. -
Most aren’t even written by people that have applied what they have discovered in scientific studies. They don’t give you strategies that you can start using today, right now, wherever you are in the world. -
Instead of just talking about vague concepts – I will show you how to reach your dreams with actionable steps. -
If you have tried other books and they don’t work for you or have had limited benefits, it’s because they presume you have the right foundations. -
Some foundations are not strong enough to support new heights. So I will delve into and show you how to identify your weak foundations and eliminate them. Then, I will help you create the building blocks you need to reach unprecedented heights.
Everything starts with your mindset. Whatever your definition of success, I can help you go from where you are now to where you want to be. How can I make such a bold claim? Because I know that progress in life starts with the foundation of a healthy mindset. -
The Explorer’s Mindset has propelled me to the point now where I started a successful company six years ago and grew it and implemented systems so that I could travel the world while it keeps running. -
I have been travelling the world full-time for five years while living off the income from my business and providing jobs to 16 people. -
That might sound crazy to you but let me explain: my travel career spans 14 years and includes more than 70 countries and hundreds of cities. -
In those 14 years, I’ve learned numerous things – the best of which I will teach you in this book – guiding you on a journey and giving you activities to help you in this process at the end of every chapter. -
If you want to conquer the things that have been holding you back from reaching your potential and develop an Explorer’s Mindset – Get the book with the link in my bio
"Parmağını tetikten çek. Namluyu ağzından çıkar. Azrail'in işini Azrail'e bırak.Derin bir nefes al. Gözlerime bak. Kulaklarını dört aç. Ve beni iyi dinle."
Murat Menteş'i, Ruhi Mücerret kitabı ile tanımış, sevip sevemediğime tam olarak karar verememiştim. Yazardan okuduğum ikinci kitap Antika Titanik oldu.
Kitabın konusu ise; 2019 yılında Titanik'in birebir kopyası suya indirilir ve tarihi yolculuk nihayet yıllar sonra tamamlanacaktır. İlginç yolcuları da içinde barındıran gemimiz açık sularda yol alırken baş kahramanımız Marco Montes'in Şifa Şavk'a derinden duyduğu aşka da şahitlik ediyoruz.
Antika Titanik, Ruhi Mücerret'in daha aksiyonlu hali gibi. Kitapta aşk, macera, gerilim, heyecan, felsefe, ne ararsanız var. Olaylar hızlı akıyor, okurken sıkılmıyorsunuz, özellikle ilk bölümden sonra kitap daha heyecanlı hale geliyor.
Yazarın da kendine ait bir dili var, malumunuz. Kurduğu cümleler, göndermeler ile Murat Menteş'in zekasına hayran kalmamak elde değil; ama bazı sayfalarda bu aforizma yağmurundan bunaldım açıkçası.
Sanırım yazarın en sevilen eseri Korkma Ben Varım. Onu da okuduktan sonra yazar ile ilgili kendimce bir genellemeye varacağım.
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Obchodzicie Walentynki? Ja nie jestem zwolenniczka tego święta, jednak nie przeszkadza mi to, że inni je obchodzą. Jest to taki dzień, który każdy obchodzi według swoich upodobań. Jedni będą na niego czekali z utęsknieniem, inni, jak ja np. uważają, że to tylko i wyłącznie komercja. No ale nie o tym jednak mówimy. Jednak ten dzień wpisuje się w fabułę najnowszej książki Krystyny Mirek „Miłość błękitnego nieba”.
Angelika to rodowita krakowianka, która dostaję w przeszłości swoja szanse na wybicie się. Wyjeżdża do Monachium tam, ciężko pracuje i osiąga wiele zawodowych sukcesów. Jest bardzo ambitną i zdeterminowaną kobietą, nie ma w jej życiu czasu na rodzinę ani miłość. Jest to, może trochę, związane z jej dzieciństwem, które nie było usłane różami. Kiedy kobieta po latach wraca do Krakowa, żeby podpisać bardzo ważny kontrakt w jej życiu. Czy wizyta w rodzinnym mieście okaże się zwykłą wizytą biznesową?
Daniel to młody i przystojny biznesmen ma własną firmę komputerową. Uwielbia bawić się kobiecymi uczuciami. Miał już romans chyba z każdą swoją pracownicą. Niestety związki te trwają bardzo krótko, każda z kobiet na pożegnanie otrzymuje od niego drobny upominek. Jego rodzice kochają swojego jedynaka nad życie i marzą o tym, żeby ten w końcu znalazł tę jedyną.
Kiedy pojawia się okazja, podpisania bardzo intratnego kontraktu z niemiecką firmą, mężczyzna gotowy jest na wszystko, żeby kontrakt został podpisany, ale na jego warunkach.
Okazuje się, że ma spotkanie z nieugiętą w negocjacjach Angeliką. Kobieta nie daje się złapać na jego sztuczki i podryw. Daniel zaczyna dostrzegać w niej godnego przeciwnika, rozumie, że nie będzie mu łatwo przekonać ją do swojej wersji kontraktu.
Niestety to już wszystko, co mogę wam zdradzić.
Jak zakończą się negocjacje? Kto wyjdzie zadowolony? Cała recenzja na blogu. Link w bio. ———————
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QOTD: “... the suffering of women started in the suffering of men, that the bondages of one became the bondages of the other.” .
I finally got to dive into this book over the weekend. I’m a little past half way, and have not been disappointed. The story is heavy on the heart, emotional and unsettling. I can’t wait to see how the rest of the story unfolds. .
Synopsis: A Woman Is No Man is an alternating story between three generations of Palestinian women living in America. In the story, Fareeda (mother-in-law/grandmother) and Isra (mother) share similar fates of having their voices silenced, ambitions stripped away, and married into abusive marriages. As the story unfolds, Deya, Isra’s daughter, begins to face similar struggles and must decide whether to be courageous and stand up for what she wants, even if it means standing alone.
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January • 2018
“It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.” ☁️
Last night's 3-point contest and slam dunk contest was entertaining. Tonight, I'm patiently waiting for that baseball season to start while reading from my #bookofthemonth
Kids (husband included) are playing with #legos
and life is pretty great right now.
a stack of March books ready to pack into boxes! this next novel is a haunting dystopian story that, according to Marie Claire, is ‘tense & fast paced with a heartwarming tenderness’. a personal 5 stars from me on goodreads. .
order yours now for early March delivery!
Rating: 3.5 / 5 by @henijoanah
It’s no Crazy Rich Asians. But this #AnnMah
debut novel is a decent blend of predictable romantic plot (chick lit) and a food tour of China.. Yummy nostalgic chinese cuisine! 🤤
This book is worth picking up if you’re a fan of light rom-com/ girly fiction.