So another week has passed! How's your week been? I finally got some reading done. This week I read 5 books: Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy #2) by Stephen King: Slow at first and then everything happened at once. Stephen King does not let you down. I'm looking forward to reading the third part of Bill Hodges trilogy. Into the Wild … Continue reading The Sunday Post #4: I Now Walk Into The Wild
“There is no place like home.” ― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by author L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. It was first published in 1900. Book consists of twenty-four chapters that tell the story of Dorothy’s arrival in Oz and her adventures in that magical … Continue reading How-To Walk The Yellow Brick Road
“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” ― Marilyn Monroe Okay. So I have a feeling that my blog consists of these … Continue reading The Sunday Post #3: I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure
Very warmly recommend many of these books. Infographic from: ebookfriendly.com
“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” ― Mark Twain Yesterday I visited Kansalliskirjasto, The Nationa Library of Finland for the first time in my life. There I sat for many hours absorbing the wisdom … Continue reading The National Library of Finland
SO it's been an exciting week! And how is it July already?? Time flies! Beginning of the week slowed me down a bit as I was sick but I caught up with the reading. Books I've read this week: The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg. Giving birth to a girl in Afghanistan is often … Continue reading The Sunday Post #2: Je te pardonne
As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: “ Best Books You've Read In 2017 So Far (break it down however you want -- by genre, strictly 2017 releases, whatever!) " And I want to share with you the best nonfiction I've read this year so … Continue reading Best Nonfiction I’ve Read In 2017 So Far
“Based on the experience of my life, which I have not exactly hit out of the park, I tend to agree with that thing about, If it's not broke, don't fix it. And would go even further to: Even if it is broke, leave it alone, you'll probably make it worse.” ― George Saunders, Tenth … Continue reading The Sunday Post #1: Just alive, I guess.
Where are you at? I think I'm between 4-5.
“Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy is J. M. Barrie's most famous work, in the form of a 1904 … Continue reading The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up
As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: “Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017" In no particular order: 1.Warcross by Marie Lu You all remember her Legend trilogy. And Young Elites trilogy and both were just stunning. Warcross makes me think … Continue reading Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017
“The only easy day was yesterday.” ― Bill Willingham, Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile Legends in Exile (2001) by Bill Willingham is the first part of FABLES. In Fables series, Willingham has created a new world for beloved fables, fairytale characters like Snow White, Bigby Wolf, Bluebeard, Rose Red, Jack the Giant Killer, Prince … Continue reading Legends in Exile
Harry Potter has become a household name around the world. On 26th June 2017, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone celebrates 20 years since it was first published by Bloomsbury in 1997. An online cartridge company has produced an infographic showing the success of the books with a comparison to other successful books and subsequently … Continue reading Grab the Firewhisky and Butterbeer – The Harry Potter Series turns 20!
“All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.” ― Richard Adams, Watership Down Watership Down … Continue reading Watership Down
As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: "Cover Theme Freebie: literally anyyyything about covers....top ten covers that scream Spring, ten books with ice cream on the cover, ten books with blue covers, etc. etc." I decided to show you all my favorite Folio Society covers....now … Continue reading Top Ten Folio Society Covers
“A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Children of Húrin The Children of Húrin is an epic fantasy which original version was written by J. R. R. Tolkien in the late 1910s, he revised it several times later, … Continue reading The Children of Húrin
“Sapiens rule the world because only they can weave an intersubjective web of meaning: a web of laws, forces, entities and places that exist purely in their common imagination. This web allows humans alone to organise crusades, socialist revolutions and human rights movements.” ― Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow Homo … Continue reading Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
“You could never convince a monkey to give you a banana by promising him limitless bananas after death in monkey heaven.” ― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind 100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind … Continue reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
“A philosopher once asked, "Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?" Pointless, really..."Do the stars gaze back?" Now, that's a question.” ― Neil Gaiman, Stardust Stardust is a novel by British writer Neil Gaiman, published with illustrations by Charles Vess in 1999. It … Continue reading How-To Catch a Falling Star
You probably shouldn’t start with the Oxford Comma, but you’re good to go with the Sleeping Editor! Infographic: Eyewash Via: ebookfriendly.com
“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well.” ― Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a fantasy novel written by Laini Taylor. It was published in 2011. The story follows Karou, a seventeen-year-old Prague art student. Karou has bright … Continue reading How an Angel And a Devil Fell in Love
As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: “Ten Books I Loved More/Less Than I Thought I Would”. Here are recent reads I never expected to like as much as I did: The Demonata series by Darren Shan “There's something different about you," he says. "I've … Continue reading Ten Books I Loved More Than I Thought I Would
Yapp... I get that a lot especially with books like Harry Potter. ~ Anastasia
One of the most commonly used excuses I hear is "I don't have enough time," or "I'm busy." My goal with this post is to show people that they have a lot more time than they think.
My name is Tyler Wright, and I am Anastasia's newest recruit. I'll be posting here every once in a while.
When you answer a couple of questions, you and your beloved one with have a chance to learn which famous literary couple you have most in common with. Happy Valentine's Day! Infographic by Penguin Books Via: https://ebookfriendly.com/
I think this is pretty much the male version of me... Though I don't really like to smell books...touching them yes.
“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next … Continue reading 2016 In Books & 2017 Reading Goals
Happy Christmas! 🎄Read books ❤ Hope you'll get bookish presents 🎁 ❤ : Anastasia
“Mr Willy Wonka can make marshmallows that taste of violets, and rich caramels that change colour every ten seconds as you suck them, and little feathery sweets that melt away deliciously the moment you put them between your lips. He can make chewing-gum that never loses its taste, and sugar balloons that you can blow … Continue reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: "Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016" Pictures of the authors from Goodreads. 1. Sarah J. Maas “You could rattle the stars," she whispered. "You could do anything, if only you dared. And … Continue reading Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016
“Some feelings sink so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again. Some truths are so painful that only shame can help you live with them. Some things are so sad that only your soul can do the crying for them.” ― Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram "It took me a … Continue reading Shantaram
Via ebookfriendly.com I kind of like the title Strangers from Within...
Loot Crate is a monthly subscription club for geeks and gamers and they are on the hunt for what fans and Looters would do if given the chance to design their own personal Dream Crate. Here's what my personal dream crate would include: Star-Lord Wacky Wobbler Bobble-Head Figure (because it would look great on my book … Continue reading My Dream Crate: Guardians Crate
As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: "Movie Freebie -- top ten all time favorite movies, top ten foreign films, top ten rom-coms, top ten 90's movies, top ten action flicks, top ten tear-jerkers, top ten movies your favorite actor/actress is in, top ten movies … Continue reading Top Ten Favorite Book-To-Film Adaptations
"So I went to the library..." How a Malawian teenager William Kamkwamba taught himself how to build a windmill out of junk and bring power to his village. He then went on to build a second, larger windmill to power irrigation to pumps. How did he learn to do this? From the BOOKS he read … Continue reading On Importance of Literacy
Found this lovely infographic via ebookfrienly.com What's your favorite children's book?
“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” ― Harry Truman
“You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” ― Jojo Moyes, Me Before You Me Before You is a romantic novel written by Jojo Moyes. Shortly about the book, it centers a young, handsome, successful man, Will Traynor. Then everything changes when he's hit by a motorcycle … Continue reading Me Before You
“Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.” ― Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses Honoring Banned Books Week, I decided to write a review of The Satanic Verses. The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie's fourth novel, first published in 1988 and inspired partly … Continue reading The Satanic Verses
September 26−October 2, 2016 Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types – … Continue reading Banned Books Throughout History
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, … Continue reading Happy Hobbit Day!
“Oh this? It's a 'bookworm.' They live in books, and they love to eat important or valuable words.” ― CLAMP, xxxHolic, Vol. 7 1. Readers are intelligent Readers are leaders. How many times have you heard this? Personally, I read a lot science fiction and fantasy...even nonfiction sometimes. I don't think it makes me terribly clever. No, … Continue reading Bookworm Stereotypes
“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story … Continue reading The Great Gatsby
“When you don't fit in, you become superhuman. You can feel everyone else's eyes on you, stuck like Velcro. You can hear a whisper about you from a mile away. You can disappear, even when it looks like you're still standing right there. You can scream, and nobody hears a sound. You become the mutant … Continue reading Nineteen Minutes
“You’re a wizard, Harry.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone J.K. Rowling wasn’t the first author to write about witches and wizards and their magic wands. But her attention to detail in describing each wand individually helped to make the “wizarding world” come alive for readers like us. via http://ebookfriendly.com/