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Got my copy today! 3rd book of the year! Can’t wait to dive into this one, right after I finish Destiny by @bishopjakes. I know 3 books a year is nothing to some of you book worms 🐛 but I’m proud of myself, that’s 3 more books than I read last year😩 I might can squeeze one more in this year let’s see 🤔 #girlswhoreadbooks #bookclub
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Coffee and some light reading early this morning. #girlswhoreadbooks #coffeetime#earlybird #momlife #workingmama #donhenleyontheborderline
Evie found this book she wanted at @redballoonbookshop. She gave it to me to read the blurb and I tried to figure out how I already knew of this book. OH! It’s the book that @jayswanson ’s friend Natasha wrote!!! @girlinthelens we are both so excited to read it, E started it at dinner. 😜 #GirlsWhoReadBooks
This is Meri from the Andamarca region in Peru. While Meri was next to her brother listening attentively she realized the book was being read in her own language, Wanca. With excitement she said, “this is so nice! I am going to learn to read it too, so I can bring it to school to show it to my friends. I’ve never seen a book in my own language!” For many in these remote regions, books and education are a rare privilege. Check out our Hope in Action catalogue for more information on how you can be part of changing this! https://bit.ly/2RB5ujS . . . #hopeinaction #peru #girlswhoreadbooks #education #storiesofhope
The most beautiful bookshop in the world? #elateneograndsplendid in #buenosaires and all i could think was how much @52sundays would be in her element. Housed in a beautiful old theatre I was beside myself with frustration as all the incredible books were in Spanish. #buenosairesdays #girlswhoreadbooks
This is the only book I can think of that has anything to do with strangers & isn’t about stranger danger, so here it is for today’s prompt. It’s on my never ending list of TBR, so maybe one day I’ll get to it.😅🤷🏻‍♀️ _________________________ Yooooo. I finished Black City Saint today. It’s so good. There’s some grammatical errors & sentence flow issues that make it a little difficult to read at times, & the way it was all wrapped up at the very end (like it’s opening up for a sequel, but not at the same time) is a little frustrating, but overall I definitely recommend reading it.👍🏼 Now I’m starting Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (which @joynjay brought back from Cape Cod for me to read... I promise I’ll finish this one in less than a month so you can read it!😂) _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #bookstagram #books #bookreview #bookrecommendations #stranger #strangerdanger #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks
So, I went a little overboard this year with the Halloween decorations, trying to make it magical for my daughter. I am literally still putting them up but will be all done by this evening! I can’t wait to show off my Halloween wonderland in my IG story. Tonight we are carving our pumpkin! And then Wednesday trick or treating! I’m so ready for my days off! Today is my Friday. This year my October has consisted of dark lipstick, caramel apples, acorn squash, reading “Doctor Sleep” (the sequel to The Shining) by Stephen King, watching The Chiling Adventures of Sabrina, The Shining, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Suicide Squad, The Crow, The Craft, The Witch, Scream & playing The Evil Within 2 on PS4. What are your Halloween staples?🎃 #halloween #halloweenvibes #festive #blacklipstick #darklipstick #selfie #halloweenselfie #thisishalloween #rockyhorrorpictureshow #stephenking #stephenkingandchill #girlswhoreadbooks #bookworm #goth #sabrina #doctorsleep #thegreatpumpkin #thecrow #thecraft #thewitch #occultbarbie #scream #theevilwithin2 #suicidesquad #thenightmarebeforechristmas
In honor of today’s prompt (night), I give you: my nightly routine. Laying in bed reading, then passing tf out. I honestly might be skipping straight to the second part tonight because I am BEAT. _________________________ Guys. Birthday parties at Chuck-E-Cheese’s are ROUGH. Like, they’re super fun while they’re going on, but holy crap. Talk about sensory overload. I left with a migraine and one cranky child out of two children in attendance. No reading today for this step-mama, but maybe I’ll try and get some in before bed (probably not though). _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #bookstagram #books #night #nightlyroutine #goodnight #tired #migraine #chuckecheese #imgoingtohavenightmaresaboutthatmouse #reading #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #goodnightmoon
Today’s prompt is pumpkin, and it just so happens that Whyp & I went to pumpkin-palooza this morning! It was an event for kids put on in the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Canandaigua, and it was so much fun. They had several stations where they taught the kiddos how to make different crafts, how to make pumpkin French toast sticks, and a game where they had to throw pumpkins into a big jack-o-lantern face. There were some bonus activities too, like guessing how many candy corns were in a container, & a pumpkin quiz (which I was clueless about, but I helped Whyp get through it and, even though she was the second-youngest kiddo there, she got the most answers right & won a pumpkin literally the same size as her!). _________________________ Saturdays are cleaning days. I also took a super long nap because I’m still feeling yuck, but now that the kids are asleep and the house is mostly cleaned, I’m relaxing and reading while Brad plays his new video game.📖🎮 _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #pumpkin #pumpkinpalooza #stepmommystepdaughtertime #stepdaughter #stepdaughterlove #bookstagram #books #smartypants #loveher #crafts #cooking #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks
“I see a red door and I wanted it painted black; No colors anymore I want them to turn black” Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones _________________________ I feel like I’m bombarding my IG feed with this book, but when it fits so many of the prompts so well...🤷🏻‍♀️ (Also, sorry, not sorry for quoting The Rolling Stones for the prompt of “black;” it’s literally been stuck in my head all day while I’ve been planning on what to use for this photo [side note: awesome studs courtesy of my favorite Aldo boots😍]) _________________________ I’m finally feeling somewhat human!!!! I’m taking meds like clockwork, which is killing my stomach, but I’m not coughing to the point of choking, so I guess I can suffer through. I got through a decent chunk of the book earlier today. Now I’m going to power through some more until exhaustion (or NyQuil) finally takes over.😴 _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #bookstagram #boots #aldoboots #black #blackboots #blackbooks #blackstuddedboots #fashionandbooks #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #favoriteboots #paintitblack #rollingstones #feelingsometypeofway
...I missed another day. This upper respiratory infection is kicking my rear, guys. So, to make up for missing yesterday (“villain”) & for today’s prompt (“weapon”), here is a photo of two of my favorite Funko plushies, both of whom are villains, with one of the books I plan on reading after Black City Saint (because an education is the most powerful weapon you can have). _________________________ I read a little bit yesterday, but unsurprisingly, it is very difficult to read when one is coughing to the point of gagging. I’m still loving this book, though, & I am seriously looking forward to feeling better so I can finish reading it and move on to another! _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #villains #weapon #missedaday #whoops #bookstagram #ursula #kyloren #educated #books #educationispower #memoir #sicksicksick #sickofbeingsick #bronchitis #ivebeeninbedfor3days #withshortinterludesofwork #hackingupalung #gross #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #goingbacktobednow
“Leave my loneliness unbroken” The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe _________________________ I don’t know why I haven’t used Poe yet for this, but I suppose it’s because I was supposed to use it for today’s prompt (broken). We’re watching Extraordinary Tales, which is an anthology of Poe’s stories, animated & narrated by a various actors & directors. You know how everyone has those favorites that aren’t their favorites? Like, someone asks what your favorite song is, & you reply with whatever you think your favorite song is, but there’s always at least one other song that you always listen to whenever you hear it, & it usually isn’t what you say your favorite song is? I feel like, with authors, that’s Poe for me. _________________________ I haven’t read at all today. I slept basically all day, & I still feel like garbage, sooooo.😩 Hopefully I can get through some tomorrow if I’m feeling any better. _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #broken #edgarallanpoe #poe #extraordinarytales #theraven #favoriteauthors #notfavoritefavorites #bookstagram #books #poets #favoritepoets #animation #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks
“Eye will show you...” Black City Saint by Richard A. Knaak _________________________ One of the primary characters’ names in Black City Saint is Eye. It’s a self-given name, & if you read the book, you figure out why within the first chapter, but it gives some important details away so I’ll let you find out on your own.🤷🏻‍♀️ Also, why are the eye emojis so creepy?👁👀 _________________________ I’m still plugging through it. I haven’t had a chance to read all day because life & adulthood. Tomorrow’s looking to be more chill (Dr says I need to stay home and rest, YAY viral respiratory infections🙄😩😭), so I’m sure I’ll have plenty of time to read. _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #eye #creepyemojis #bookstagram #books #bookupdate #life #busylife #adulting #adultingishard #adultingproblems #somuchtodo #notime #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #reading #sick 😷 #sicksicksick #doctorsaysrest #andtosleepin #andilooklikeshit #butnicer
“I couldn't get you to the ocean, but there was nothing stopping me bringing the ocean to you.” The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman _________________________ The prompt today is water. I. Love. Water. I love being in water. I love the sound of water. I love the rain. It’s home to me. I also love Neil Gaiman, so it’s no wonder I loved The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I read it in a day, which would be a feat for me now, but was even more so when I read it as I NEVER had days off. The character development, as with all Neil Gaiman books, is on point, & his takes on familiar storylines is also fresh, as it always is. _________________________ Yeah, I’m not finishing Black City Saint tonight. If someone wants to count Hocus Pocus as a thriller, I’ve gotten all the challenges in. Otherwise, 4 out of 5 ain’t bad?🤷🏻‍♀️😩 _________________________ @neilhimself #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #spookathonreadathon #spookathonreadingchallenge #bookstagram #oceanattheendofthelane #neilgaiman #neilgaimanbooks #favoriteauthors #slowreadersclub #slowreaderproblems #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #bookrecommendations #bookreview #bookish #booksbooksbooks #read #reading #water #ocean #mermaid #rain #home #soothing #relaxing
📚 زنانی که کتاب می خوانند برای جوامع نابرابر و مرد سالار خطرناکند، زیرا آنها با مطالعه می توانند دنیایی بهتر را تصور و برای به وجود آوردنش مبارزه کنند.💪✌️ #برتراند_راسل #girls #girlspower #bookworm #girlscandoanything #girlswhoreadbooks #aksimn #thstreetlife #aks__caption #caption__khas #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhite #art___share #art_for_art #photo_impression #istgahe_honar #piiixel_
The prompt for today is one of my favorite things: sleep. & while I’m not going to be sleeping anytime soon, all the places I do sleep are some of my favorite places to read (in bed or on the couch). Right now I’m reading in the living room, snuggled up in my Sailor Moon blanket. _________________________ I finished Hocus Pocus today! It’s so good. Some of the writing can be cheesy, but it’s a young adult book based on a Disney movie from the 90s so I guess it’s to be expected. If they were to make this into a movie (or keep writing books, or both), I would totally be down. On to the next one: Black City Saint. _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #spookathonreadathon #spookathonreadingchallenge #bookstagram #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadaredangerous #sleep #blanket #snuggle #cozy #sailormoon #luna #hocuspocus #hocuspocusbook #hocuspocus25thanniversary #bookreview #bookrecommendations
Today’s prompt is “ghost,” and it just so happens that the chapter I stopped on this afternoon happens to begin with the introduction of a ghost. _________________________ Guys. Why did I think I would be able to rush through this book? It’s so long. It’s so good, but it’s so long, and I’m such a slow reader (& somehow super busy just this week🙄). But tomorrow is Friday, and I have three more days, and I’m determined to finish this & read at least one more of my three books!!!! _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #spookathonreadathon #spookathonreadingchallenge #bookstagram #books #hocuspocus #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadaredangerous #hocuspocus25thanniversary #hocuspocusbook #ghost #ghosts #slowreadersclub #slowreader #slowreaderproblems
It happened. I finally missed a day. So, for today’s photo prompt AND yesterday’s, here is a painting by Gerhard Richter. A skull on a table with a candle (the actual name of the piece is Schädel mit Kerze, or Skull with Candle, & it’s from 1983). I’m not sure why, but I really love this piece. It’s so inviting, despite the skull that I’m assuming is just rolling around on the table. But I digress. _________________________ I’m only halfway through Hocus Pocus. I’m pretty positive I’m only going to make it through this book for the spookathon reading challenge, but I suppose we’ll see what happens. I mean, I still have four days, yaknow? _________________________ @gerhard.richter #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #painting #art #candle #skull #missedaday #whoops #reading #spookathonreadathon #spookathonreadingchallenge #hocuspocus #hocuspocus25thanniversary #slowreadersclub #slowreaderproblems #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #bookstagram
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”— Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!” Photo by @hakunamalily #MindfulMonday #bookstagram
“On All Hallow’s Eve, when the moon is round, a virgin will summon us from under the ground.” Winifred Sanderson _________________________ The prompt today is “purple,” & I thought it very fitting that the end sheets of the first book I’m reading for spookathon were purple. It’s such a Halloween color, but I feel like it’s often overlooked as black & orange have kind of taken over the holiday. _________________________ I finished rereading A Wrinkle in Time this afternoon & started on the new Hocus Pocus book. I’m liking how the beginning isn’t told exactly like the movie, since I’ve seen the movie a bajillion times over the years & practically have it memorized.🤣 _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #spookathonreadingchallenge #spookathonreadathon #hocuspocus #hocuspocus25thanniversary #hocuspocusbook #bookstagram #purple #sandersonsisters #reading #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadaredangerous #halloween #halloweencolor
Triskaidekaphobia: the fear or avoidance of the number 13; also the reason for paraskevidekatriaphobia, or the fear of Friday the 13th _________________________ “Chapter 13” is today’s prompt. I never used to worry about the number 13 or Friday the 13th, but my grandfather’s passing last year (on Friday the 13th) changed that, & today being the first anniversary makes it that much worse. _________________________ I’m still reading A Wrinkle in Time (which only has 12 chapters). I haven’t read much today, since I spent all day cleaning the apartment to keep my mind busy, but now that the kids are about to go to bed, I’m going to read some more. _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #day13 #triskaidekaphobia #paraskevidekatriaphobia #bookstagram #books #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #cleaningday #anxiety #distraction #selfcare #hotmess #awrinkleintime
“In her attic bedroom Margaret Murry, wrapped in an old patchwork quilt, sat on the foot of her bed and watched the trees tossing in the frenzied lashing of the wind. Behind the trees clouds scudded frantically across the sky. Every few moments the moon ripped through them, creating wraithlike shadows that raced along the ground.” A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle _________________________ “Trees” is the prompt for today, & I thought it fitting that the second paragraph of what is quite possibly my all-time favorite book is about the trees during a storm. I first read A Wrinkle in Time when I was in 5th grade, & I instantly fell in love with it. It’s one of the few books that I can actually read more than once, & not only that but enjoy it every single time. That being said, I hated the movie, and I was so disappointed by it (even though I have always seen Mrs. Which as a woman resembling Oprah). _________________________ I decided that I needed some comfort reading this weekend before the spookathon challenge starts (& to distract me from my anxiety this weekend), so I’m wrapping myself up in the always-present comfort I find in A Wrinkle in Time. It’s like wrapping yourself up in a warm blanket that’s fresh out of the dryer on a cold winter morning. What books feel like that to you? _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #october #day12 #bookstagram #favoritebooks #awrinkleintime #beatupbook #lovedbooks #madelinelengle #trees #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadarehot #comfortreads #anxiety #selfcare #distractions #thebookisbetter
“‘I have given my heart. Her face is—‘ ‘Usual complement of bits?’ asked the little creature. ‘Eyes? Nose? Teeth? All the usual?’ ‘Of course.’ ‘Well then, you can skip that stuff,’ said the little hairy man. ‘We’ll take it all as said. So what damn-fool silly thing has this young lady got you a-doin’ of?’” Stardust by Neil Gaiman _________________________ The prompt for today is “creature,” & this character immediately came to mind. He is only referred to as a hairy little creature when he appears in this book. I’m a huge Neil Gaiman fan, & this book was no exception. I was actually introduced to the story when the film came out several years ago. I went to see it in theaters with my mom, & I don’t think either of us realized it was a book, but we absolutely loved it. Cut to a couple of years ago while I was looking for new Neil Gaiman books to read (as I hadn’t read a lot besides the Twilight series since I was a kid, & the one book I remember really enjoying from that time was Coraline), & I found out that Stardust as a book before it was a movie. I just got around to reading it this past summer, & while it differs from the film, I still love it just as much. _________________________ I haven’t started reading any new books yet. This week is an incredibly trying week for myself & my family, as Saturday marks the first anniversary of my grandfather’s death, which was traumatic for all of us. As a result, my anxiety is out of control, & so I think I might take a bit of a break until the spookathon reading challenge starts on Monday. (Also, check out my amazing taco truck mug I found at TJ Maxx when I was getting a little retail therapy tonight! I found a super cute unicorn one, too, & I totally should have used it for this picture, but the tea was already made in the taco mug.🤷🏻‍♀️🍵🦄🌮) _________________________ @tjmaxx #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #day11 #bookstagram #books #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadaredangerous #tjmaxxfinds #tacotruck #tea #mug #vivalostacos #unicorn #kitsch #anxiety #anxietysucks #mentalhealth #retailtherapy
“It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus!” Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson in Hocus Pocus, Disney, 1993 _________________________ Today’s photo prompt is the TBR for spookathon. I’ve gone back & forth to try & figure out which books I’m going to read, & finally I decided on these three. I’m a bit of a slow reader, so I’m probably only going to get through two of these, but I’m definitely going to try and make it through all three! I’m so excited about these books. I’ve been a Hocus Pocus fan for as long as I can remember, so hearing what happens next is something I’ve been waiting for. Black City Saint looks AMAZING & was the awesome recommendation I received from the owner of White Paw Books, & Daughters of the Lake was my Kindle First pick, & they haven’t let me down yet! _________________________ I finished Dark Turns today. My biggest criticisms are that the plot twist happened so quickly & so close to the end of the book that it seemed rushed and that the plot twist was pretty predictable. Overall, though, it was a refreshing take on the “girl finds a dead body and has to figure out who the murderer is while deciding to trust her new boyfriend or not” plot. I have no idea what I’m going to read next.🙃 _________________________ @whitepawbooks #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathontbr #spookathon2018 #october #octoberreads #bookstagram #books #bookrecommendations #bookreview #fallintobookstour #fallintobooksabookshoptour #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadaredangerous #hocuspocus #hocuspocus25thanniversary #winifredsanderson #sandersonsisters #kindlepaperwhite #kindlefirst #amazonfirstreads
Day 9’s prompt is “haunted.” While I haven’t read The Haunting of Hill House, it’s one of the many books on my TBR list. _________________________ Even though I just started Dark Turns yesterday, I’m already about ⅔ of the way through it. It seems very typically young adult at this point, but it’s such an easy read, mostly because the writing is so smooth. The plot is a refreshing take, as well. Not many stories are told from the point of view of dancers (at least that I have read, & especially thrillers). _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #bookstagram #hauntingofhillhouse #haunted #day9 #books #tbr #tbrpost #bookupdate #darkturns #thriller #horror #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadaredangerous #october
“Her white skin had turned sallow and translucent. Blue veins puckered from her arms. A deep purple colored her lips. Battle positioned his head above the girl’s mouth and pinched her nose. Before he exhaled, he released the face and sank back onto his calves. Nia followed his frozen stare to the girl’s neck. A pattern of interlocking purple bruises cut above the body’s clavicle like an ornate choker.” Dark Turns by Cate Holahan _________________________ The prompt for day 8 is “blood.” I don’t do very well with blood when it’s outside of the body, even in books, so I was relieved when I read the scene where the main character of the book I just started finds a body and there was no blood, aside from the veins and bruises. I found Dark Turns at Goodwill last week, & the description had me hooked. I just started today, so I haven’t been able to get through much, but I think it’ll be a quick read, as it seems very captivating. _________________________ I caved and found a LibriVox recording of Frankenstein last night. I just knew I had to finish it, but couldn’t force myself to keep reading, so I decided to listen to someone else read it. I only really enjoyed the parts of the book where the monster was recounting his journeys to Victor. The rest of it remained to be whiny men who refused to do anything to help their own situations, but instead actively chose to make them worse. I’m glad I got through it, but I certainly won’t be calling myself a fan anytime soon. _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #day8 #blood #bookstagram #book #tea #candle #darkturns #frankenstein #librivox #bookrecommendations #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadaredangerous #october #fallbooks #fall
“‘I’m not talking the ghost stuff. You know our girl Mercy here is a witch, right? She and her whole family.’” The Line (Witching Savannah Series, Book 1) by J. D. Horn _________________________ Day 7’s prompt is “witch.” There’s a bajillion books and movies about witches, & so many of them are great, but one series that especially caught my eye has been the Witching Savannah series. It’s similar to Beautiful Creatures, but from the reviews I’ve read, the basis is much better (I’ve only read some of the Witching Savannah books and none of the Beautiful Creatures books, so I am not claiming these opinions as my own). I’m definitely planning on finishing this series, because the beginning is SO GOOD. I just have to get back into it as it’s been quite a while. _________________________ I haven’t gotten through any of Frankenstein since yesterday because we’ve been going all day, but I’m realizing the reason I’m stuck is because I’m just not that interested in Victor Frankenstein as a character. He seems whiny and all “woe is me, I ruined the lives of everyone around me, feel bad for me,” and I can’t bring myself to have any type of sympathy for him. I’m going to still try to power through the book, but I’m not anticipating enjoying it. _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #witch #witchcraft #witchinghour #witchingsavannah #witchingsavannahseries #frankenstein #whinymen #whinymenmakeawfulprotagonists #meh #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadaredangerous #bookstagram #books #bookrecommendations #october
Day 6. Photo prompt is “glowing.” I decided to post an actual photo instead of the usual book cover with a fitting quote, so here is how I spent some of my afternoon: reading, with the coziness of a candle & the last of my grape pie from last weekend.😍 _________________________ I got through two more chapters of Frankenstein this afternoon, in between errands and cleaning and taking care of the kiddos and the nap that I took (because I think I’m getting sick again😩), & I’m at the point that I reach with every book where I feel like I should be a lot farther along in the book than I am, but I’m going to power through (like I do with most of the books I read). I also checked out the new bookstore in town, and I’m totally in love. It’s a great atmosphere and the conversation Brad & I had with the owner was very refreshing (she also gave me an AWESOME recommendation for the spookathon reading challenge prompts). We also learned about the fall book tour that some of the local, smaller bookstores are participating in, so look out for more information about some of the other local bookstores! _________________________ @overview_affected @whitepawbooks #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #day6 #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadbooks #frankenstein #glowing #girlswhoreadaredangerous #bookstagram #candlelight #candleglow #fallbooktour #fallintobooks #fallintobooksabookshoptour #bookshoptour #bookshop #buylocal #localbookstore #grapepie #hygge #hyggeligt #fallafternoons 🍂
“‘Anything dead coming back to life hurts’” Beloved by Toni Morrison _________________________ Today is day 5, & the prompt is “death.” While Beloved isn’t what most people would consider a Halloween (or even spooky) book, I think it is so fitting for this time of year (or any, because I love it). It’s a ghost story, about a former slave whose daughter died & comes back. It was required reading for one of my college classes, but fortunately most of my required readings were pretty good books, & this was not an exception. _________________________ I only got to read one chapter of Frankenstein so far today because I had a ton of errands to do & my stepdaughters are with us tonight, but now that they’re heading to bed & I’m in bed with cramps, I think I’ll read a little more.😏 _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #october #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadbooks #bookreccomendation #girlswhoreadaredangerous #bookstagram #ghoststories #beloved #frankenstein #dead #death #comingbacktolife
“Out of nowhere, a dark memory—his voice—smoked into her mind. . . . ‘We all have it, Sarah. Blood lust. That primordial thrill that comes from a chase, the hot rush of pleasure when you make that kill . . .’” A Dark Lure by Loreth Anne White _________________________ Day 4’s prompt is “smoke.” The book today’s quote is from is a great thriller about the survivor of a serial killer who becomes his prey again after several years. I found the story pretty predictable, but there’s a hint of a twist that carries you through to the end. Despite the predictability, the story is well-written, & the character development is on point.👌🏼 _________________________ I’m still working through Frankenstein, and I’m totally loving it so far. I’m also super excited because I figured out one of the books for my spookathon challenge!🎃😊 _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #day4 #bookstagram #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadaredangerous #thrillerbooks #bookreccomendation #books
“Sometimes I tried to imitate the pleasant songs of the bird, but was unable. Sometimes I wished to express my sensations in my own mode, but the uncouth and inarticulate sounds which broke from me frightened me into silence again.” Frankenstein by Mary Shelley _________________________ The spookathon photo prompt for day 3 is “birds,” so I thought a quote from the book I started today would be suitable. I haven’t read Frankenstein all the way through yet, but I’m determined to do it this time! (& yes, I will admit, I googled bird quotes from the book for this post. #sorrynotsorry 😂) _________________________ I finished the BTK book this afternoon, & I still think it’s a really great true crime. I also went to Goodwill tonight and got a ton of great books for even better prices, & one of them looks especially great for spookathon. I also got my Kindle First book from Amazon today, and it looks SO GOOD, FAM! It’s called Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb, & I am SO looking forward to reading it (probably right after I finish Frankenstein). Their options are great this month, so definitely check them out if you have Amazon Prime! _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #day3 #frankenstein #maryshelley #october #bookstagram #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadaredangerous #books #amazonfirstreads #goodwillfinds
“She could see the front door through the hallway. She knew nobody had come inside. And yet those stairs whined as something climbed them, much like the panic that was climbing up her throat, slithering into her mouth, trying to form a scream.” The Bird Eater by Ania Ahlborn _________________________ The spookathon photo prompt for today (day 2) is “scream,” so I thought a quote from one of my favorite thrillers would be suitable. The Bird Eater by Ania Ahlborn is amazing for anyone who loves creepy, supernatural books that don’t try so hard that they become cheesy. The writing is smooth. The plot is amazing. I read this book at least three years ago, & it has still stuck with me. _________________________ An update on the BTK book I’m currently reading: this stuff is so interesting to read. I’m about 75% of the way through the book, & it’s getting harder and harder to put down. I definitely recommend it to anyone with an interest in true crime! _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #bookstagram #books #thriller #thrillerbooks #thebirdeater #scream #bookrecommendations #bookupdate #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadaredangerous
Aarin of @acbc_bookclub working on her #bookcollection .... wonder what Chelsea’s list is looking like
I saw something about #spookathon on one of the bookish accounts I follow, & decided that, since I love reading & Halloween, that I would try to participate! The photo prompt for today, as you can see, is TBR for October. I’m that type of person who says “I’m going to read this book next” & then reads a totally different book, so I’ll start with the book I’m currently reading, which is Bind, Torture, Kill: The Inside Story of the Serial Killer Next Door by Roy Wenzl, Tim Potter, L. Kelly, & Hurst Laviana. Obviously, it’s a true crime about the BTK killer, but also about the reporters who covered the case throughout the many years as well as the investigators who worked the case and, eventually, caught him. What I’m especially enjoying about this one so far is that the authors (all reporters from the Wichita Eagle, the newspaper the BTK killer corresponded with) made a point to focus equally, if not more, on the lives of the people who were attempting to catch him. Anyways, for my TBR, I’m thinking I want to finally read The House With a Clock in its Walls by John Bellairs and The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt. We’ll see, though. It probably won’t work out that way.🙄😂 #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathontbr #spookathon2018 #reading #readingtime 📖 #readersofinstagram #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadaredangerous #truecrime #childrensfiction #magic #familysecrets #octobertbr #october #countdowntohalloween
I can't wait to read Escaping from Houdini! - C Regrann from @_bookandthebeauty - I’m absolutely loving this story so far 😍 And now I really want to go and visit Romania 🙊 haha . . Have you ever been to Bran Castle ?? 🧛🏻‍♂️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookish #booklover #bookworm #girlswhoreadbooks #huntingprincedracula #kerrimaniscalco #bookphotography #bookphoto #instabook #bookstagram #aussiebookworm #aussiebookstagrammer #aussiereader #ausyabloggers #aussiebooknerd #booknerdsdownunder
If you’re waiting for a sign, THIS IS IT RIGHT HERE! 💫 Stop waiting for the “perfect time.” Stop waiting to be less busy. Stop waiting for everything to just fall into place. This is YOUR TIME to work for the body, the mind, and the life you want. I wasted YEARS waiting for something to change before I decided to do the work to change it myself. I want you to MAKE THAT FREAKING CHANGE! This is YOUR SIGN to do the scary things, girlfriend! 💖
“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. “ ~Anthony J. D'Angelo Laos☆Outfitters, #Daretobedifferent #Daretobeyou Laosoutfitters.com #laosoutfitters #3kingdomcrew #truckerhat #snapback #3headedelephant #sunshine #girlswhoreadbooks #beachlife 🌴 #studylife #ilovebooks #ilovebeach #ilovesunshine
Channel your younger self today. Before anyone labeled you. Before some guidance counselor told you what your path should be. Before society jediminded you into a box that doesn’t quite fit. Channel that little human whose curiosity ran wild with abandonment and zero regrets. And tag that special someone who inspires you to live your truth. #motivationmonday #youareyoursuperpower
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. ...the man who never reads, lives only one.” . #bookworm #readmore #fuelyourmind #read #reader #athousandliveslived #pickupabook #girlswhoreadbooks #staysharp . #twentyfivecentfinds #thriftstorebooks #secondhandbooks #goodreads
I was minding my business when these books called out my name!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍 #ladybirdbooks #billbryson #takashihiraide #girlswhoreadbooks #beautifulimagination #recoveringbooks #bestsellers #wheremymoneygoes
Books make my heart so happy. 🖤 Has anyone read this one?
I’m absolutely loving this story so far 😍 And now I really want to go and visit Romania 🙊 haha . . Have you ever been to Bran Castle ?? 🧛🏻‍♂️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookish #booklover #bookworm #girlswhoreadbooks #huntingprincedracula #kerrimaniscalco #bookphotography #bookphoto #instabook #bookstagram #aussiebookworm #aussiebookstagrammer #aussiereader #ausyabloggers #aussiebooknerd #ausbookishfeatures #booknerdsdownunder #booklovingfeatures
I am determined to get some more reading in this year. I have bought at least 3 books since moving to Utah and I am determined to read them all this month! #gettingbackintoreading #bookclub #girlswhoreadbooks #airmenswife #hillafb #hillafbspousesclub #lazysundaywiththehubby
"Books are the most constant of friends, the most accessible and wisest counsellors, and the most patient teachers" ~ Charles W. Eliot
Hello lovelies ! How’s everyone’s weekend been? Mines been really great, super busy but a lot of fun 😊 . . Question: what is your favourite biography ? -Mine is between I Am Malala and Hope In A Ballet Shoe. They are both incredibly inspiring and fantastic women and I loved reading their stories ♥️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookish #booklover #bookworm #booknerd #bookreader #bookrecommendations #bookphotography #aussiebooklover #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #bookstack #aussiebookworm #aussiebibliophile #instabook #bookstagram #aussiebookstagrammer #ausyabloggers #ausbookishfeatures #aussiebooknerd #booknerdsdownunder #booklovingfeatures
I’ve been a book worm 📚 basically as far back as I can remember (and now thanks to the book Big Magic I kind of want to be a writer too... haha!) ... my love of books grew out of a love of my mother reading us Redwall and the Hobbit and Harry Potter for hours on end (literally until she would lose her voice. 🙏 thanks @gooseguyz ), an obsession with Nancy Drew, Jane Austin and Scarlet O’Hara, and carrying through into high school where I literally had no friends at JHS (except for Mr Lum 👋... the librarian) until my junior year because I would spend my lunch hour reading the Mists of Avalon in the library, and my dream weekends were (and still are? 😬) when I read in bed and only leave my room to make more toast 🍞 and tea ☕️ ☺️.... Today, the #1 thing you will notice upon coming over is that there are books everywhere (and now also plants too 💚 and a big ass painting which is hard to miss because it’s like 2x the size of our living room)... Anyways 📖 I’m currently reading: Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult and listening to Big Magic on audible. Just thinking about how #idratherbereading than basically doing anything else and how escaping into books makes me SO happy 👌..... that’s all. What are you reading? #booksarethebest #bookloversnevergotobedalone
What are you reading? #girlswhoreadbooks #audiobooks
A little learning is a dangerous thing. Alexander Pope
Best way to end the day, cold gin, hot bath and good book 💖
So, I love reading time and these are some of the books 📚 that will be added to my library. I will be sharing my thoughts later... #girlswhoreadbooks #readingisfundamental 📚 @iammarleydias @mycourageousfaith @justlikemebox @a11_smyles #iamacandokid #iamtaylor
Long flights in the daytime mean you finally can finish books written by your friends and colleagues. @drseemayasmin @tony.bridwell. Sorry @thewilmurphy construction at my house made it impossible for me to find #GetOUTofMyWay — I wanted to read it again! #TheImpatientDrLange #TheNewsmaker #tonybridwell #seemayasmin #wilmurphy #instabooks #bookclub #bookshelf #bookworm #bookaholic #bookmark #booknerd #booklover #bookstagrammer #myfriendswritebooks #girlswhoreadbooks
Time for a tiny glimpse of autumnal living... Big jumper, hot chocolate and a pile of books awaits 📚🌧️☕
🌿 no two persons ever read the same book 🌿 . . Ever discussed a book with someone and heard a totally different story? I love this about books & my book club crew... I am in the process of selecting our September book.. What booked have you read lately? What are some of your favourites? What are you currently reading? #bookclub #bookclubmelbourne #chatsoverchai #bookworm #loveagoodread #inspirationalstories #share #bookcovers #booksaremyfavouritethings #melbourne #bookclubcollective #bookstore #cozyreads #weekendvibes #happyfriday #follow #happyyogi #girlswhoreadbooks #booksarealwaysinfashion #readeverydamday #wisdom #goodreads
2017 was a bad book year for me. I didn’t complete a single title. And I was once that person who could read 3-5 books a MONTH. I’m trying to get back on track, starting with this novel. I’m already late getting started. If you’ve read it, what did you think? #singunburiedsing #jesmynward #readinggoals #steps #bookworm #booksofinstagram #booksbymybed #girlswhoreadbooks
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