REVIEW | And It Came to Pass by Laura Stone

Book Review

*I received this book through netgalley in exchange for an honest review. *

18302455This is a story following a young Mormon man named Adam who has taken time off of university to take part in a 2 year mission. The goal of this two year mission is to spread their religion to others around the world. Now traditionally during a mission an individual is  paired with someone else, they are always to be next to each and adhere to many other regulations dealing with dress, free time and communication. Adam is paired up with Brandon who he quickly learns has a very different upbringing than him even though they have been brought up in the same religion. This begins to open his eyes to the world outside of his family and his local church.

As Adam and Brandon spend more time with one another they learn about each others backgrounds and families. One of the things I enjoyed about this look is the insight to the beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter-day Saints. At the start of each chapter there is a few quotes. Not only this, Adam and Brandon discuss their religion from time to time. Now I am going to say I believe these discussion to be accurate.  I did a little research and have found that the author herself has first hand experience with the church. Another thing that I enjoyed about this book was the pacing. It was not to slow or to quick. I found myself not being able to put it down.

Adam Young is a devout, young Mormon following the pious path set forth for him by his church and family. But when his mission trajectory sends him to Barcelona, Spain, with a handsome mission companion named Brandon Christensen, Adam discovers there may be more to life and love than he ever expected.

Via goodreads.com

Now you may have guessed from the book description “handsome mission companion” Adam and Brandon relationship moves from friendly to having more feelings. I felt that this book created a realistic struggle. Both young men are obviously very committed to their faith. They have taken two years of their life and devoted it to spreading the ideas. But, this religion is not accepting of individuals who are LGBTQ. Witnessing their struggles with their feelings and their faith was heart breaking. I just wanted to sit next to them and tell them everything would be all right.

Overall, this was a very well written book. The story and the characters Laura Stone was able to create within 218 pages is just amazing. I give this a very strong 4 stars. It evoked emotion within me, it flowed, it was insightful, and it was beautiful.


Book Information

Publisher: Interlude Press

Publication Date: May 18th 2017

List Price: $15.99

ISBN: 9781945053153

Pages: 218 pages


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TAG |What Makes Me Happy

 

Tag TuesdayI was tagged by the wonderful Misty over at mistysbookspace, you should really check her out!

List 5 Things That Make You Happy

  1. My plants. I love nature and love being surrounded by it. I currently have a moon cactus, an ivory tower, a sunset jade, and a Zebra plant indoors. If you follow me on Instagram and/or twitter you have seen them in my story or in a tweet. Here is a picture of some of my plants before I repotted them.
  2. Going on walks with my boyfriend. I love going on walks it is a time where I can unwind and it is just me and my boyfriend without distractions.
  3. Finding a new favorite book!
  4. Decorating. I enjoy interior decorating I am always changing my room as well as other rooms around the house.
  5. Good conversations, to me there is nothing better than having a good conversations with another person.

List 5 Songs That Make You Happy

My music tastes are all over the place and depend on my mood, but lately these are the top five songs that make me happy. Each is linked to a youtube video so you can listen if you would like.

  1. Flyleaf – Set Me On Fire
  2. The White Stripes – ‘Icky Thump’
  3. Sia – Chandelier
  4. Imagine Dragons – Believer
  5. PSY – GENTLEMAN

 

I TAG:

Flavia @ flaviathebibliophileblog

Charlotte @ charlotteannelise

Plus anyone else who would like to do this tag. If you have done it please leave the link in the comments I would love to read them!


 

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TBR | 7 in 7

Hello everyone, today I wanted to share my 7 in 7 TBR. Now you may have seen my TBR for the booktube-a-thon and may have noticed I never posted a followup. Well, I failed at it completely. The main reason being I was working and had a lot I needed to get done. So when I saw that the 7 in 7 was during a week I had off from work I though to myself; “Why not?!” So here I am. This read-a-thon takes place between August 14th to the 20th. The goal is to read a total of 7 books in 7 days,

Without anymore delay here are the books I plan to read in 7 days. Wish me luck!

A Sea of Straw by Julia Sutton

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When Jody, young mother and designer from Manchester, arrives on the Lisbon coast, she brings the lure of ‘Swinging London’ to Portuguese painter Ze ‘s existing dreams of freedom. A nascent love is interrupted when, back in England, husband Michael forces her to choose between their 2-year-old daughter Anna and Ze . And Ze, at home in Lisbon and grounded by the state’s secret police, can only wait.

For both Jody and Ze, love is revolution. And personal and political threads weave their story, a period piece set amid the then socially conservative North of England, the light and rugged landscapes of modern Portugal, and the darkness of the dying years of Europe’s longest-running dictatorship. A Sea of Straw, with its pervading atmosphere of saudades, is a quest for love in revolutionary times.

Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King

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The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told… until now.

There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside.

At the top of the stairs, Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground. From a bit farther away comes the chink of an aluminum bat hitting a baseball as the Senior League kids practice for the Labor Day charity game.

One day, a stranger calls to Gwendy: “Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me.”

Call Me by Your Name: A Novel by Andre Aciman

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The psychological maneuvers that accompany attraction have seldom been more shrewdly captured than in André Aciman’s frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion. Call Me by YourName is clear-eyed, bare-knuckled, and ultimately unforgettable.

My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris

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Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge. Full-color illustrations throughout.

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

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Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.

But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki

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Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It’s their getaway, their refuge. Rosie’s friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose’s mom and dad won’t stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. It’s a summer of secrets and sorrow and growing up, and it’s a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

My Day: The Best of Eleanor Roosevelt’s Acclaimed Newspaper Columns 1936-62 by Eleanor Roosevelt

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Recently named “Woman of the Century” in a survey conducted by the National Women’s Hall of Fame, Eleanor Roosevelt wrote her hugely popular syndicated column “My Day” for over a quarter of that century, from 1936 to 1962. This collection brings together for the first time in a single volume the most memorable of those columns, written with singular wit, elegance, compassion, and insight—everything from her personal perspectives on the New Deal and World War II to the painstaking diplomacy required of her as chair of the United Nations Committee on Human Rights after the war to the joys of gardening at her beloved Hyde Park home. To quote Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., “What a remarkable woman she was! These sprightly and touching selections from Eleanor Roosevelt’s famous column evoke an extraordinary personality.”

DIY | Bookstagram Background

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Supplies:

  • wood
  • wood glue
  • Saw (optional)
  • pencil
  • tape measure
  • something heavy or vice grip
  • stain (optional)

Instructions:

Step One: Lay Everything Out and Plan

Now that you have all of your supplies it is time to get to work. Now I picked up a pack of  wood flooring so my wood snapped together for added structure. Using regular wood is also great, I just love things being very sturdy.

 

 

 

In this step is it very important to plan how you want your background to look. You have a few options you can have your wood planks all the same size like a picnic table or you can stagger them like flooring. In this picture you can see I lined up all of my wood and marked with a pencil where I want to cut my wood. Now I wanted the planks to be staggered so not only did I mark my planks to be cut  the same size, I also marked the random cuts I needed to make. Either way is great, just make sure you measure and plan because once the wood is cut you wont be able to change it.


Step 2: Cut, Be Careful!

While cutting you can either have it done at a local hardware store if you know your dimensions or you can do it at home. You can use a hand saw or a power saw (use at your own risk), but I *highly advise you to ask someone who knows what they are doing* with these tools. They can be very dangerous. If you are younger ask an older family member to help you. Below you can see all my planks of wood cut up.


Step 3: Place the Wood Back Together


At this point place your planks back in the right order. If you cut your wood so it is staggered you can make this step easier by numbering your pieces of wood. This way they are easy to keep track of and you will not waste time trying to find the right pieces to put back together.


Step 4: Securing


To secure the pieces of wood together by cutting another piece of wood to run the length across both the top and bottom of the backside of your backdrop. To see a visual of this you can look at the picture below. You can either secure this by using nails, screws, or wood glue. I used wood glue. If you use wood glue as well make sure you follow the directions on the bottle.


Step 5: (Optional) Let it Dry

If you are using wood glue it is essential that you make sure the wood does not shift while it is drying. I used a vice grip and a very heavy bucket to ensure this. You do not need fancy tools for this, anything heavy will do. Once it is completely dry you are ready to take beautiful pictures on a brand new background.


Final Product

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Try a Chapter | August 2017

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Hello everyone, due to popular demand on a twitter poll I posted today I am doing a try a chapter blog post.  If you are unfamiliar with the idea this is where I pick up a few books off of my TBR and read the first chapter. When I am done with the first chapter I need to decide if I am going to keep the book or unhaul the book. I have done this before a few months ago, if you are interested you can find that post here: Try a Chapter | June 2017 . Without anymore delay lets move on to the books!


Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

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It begins with a woman fleeing through Arizona with her kids in tow, trying to escape an abusive marriage. When she’s pulled over by an unsettling local sheriff, things soon go awry and she is taken into custody. Only when she gets to the station, her kids are gone. And then the cops start saying they never saw any kids with her, that if they’re gone than she must have done something with them…

Meanwhile, halfway across the country a man hears the frenzied news reports about the missing kids, which are eerily similar to events in his own past. As the clock ticks down on the search for the lost children, he too is drawn into the desperate fight for their return.

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First Chapter: 7 pages

Verdict: Unhaul

From what I read of the first chapter I can see this book being entertaining, but nothing grabbed my attention.


The Dubliners by James Joyce

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Perhaps the greatest short story collection in the English language, James Joyce’s Dubliners is a vivid and unflinching portrait of “dear dirty Dublin” at the turn of the twentieth century. These fifteen stories, including such unforgettable ones as “Araby,” “Grace,” and “The Dead,” delve into the heart of the city of Joyce’s birth, capturing the cadences of Dubliners’ speech and portraying with an almost brute realism their outer and inner lives. Dubliners is Joyce at his most accessible and most profound, and this edition is the definitive text, authorized by the Joyce estate and collated from all known proofs, manuscripts, and impressions to reflect the author’s original wishes.

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First Chapter: 9 pages

Verdict: Unhaul, while this book is beautiful. I do not see myself picking this book up any time soon.


Mad Miss Mimic by Sarah Henstra

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Born into an affluent family, Leo outwardly seems like a typical daughter of English privilege in the 1870s: she lives with her wealthy married sister Christabel, and lacks for neither dresses nor trinkets. But Leo has a crippling speech impediment that makes it difficult for her to speak but curiously allows her to mimic other people’s voices flawlessly. Servants and ladies alike call her “Mad Miss Mimic” behind her back… and watch as she unintentionally scares off every potential suitor. Only the impossibly handsome Mr. Thornfax seems interested in Leo…but why? And does he have a connection to the mysterious Black Glove group that has London in its terrifying grasp? Trapped in a city under siege by terror attacks and gripped by opium fever, where doctors (including her brother-in-law) race to patent an injectable formula, Leo must search for truth in increasingly dangerous situations – but to do so, she must first find her voice.

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First & Second Chapter: 10 pages

Verdict: Keep, I almost did not put it down!


The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf

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The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism. Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. In North America, his name still graces four counties, thirteen towns, a river, parks, bays, lakes, and mountains. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether he was climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infected Siberia or translating his research into bestselling publications that changed science and thinking. Among Humboldt’s most revolutionary ideas was a radical vision of nature, that it is a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone.

Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his daring expeditions and investigation of wild environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different continents. She also discusses his prediction of human-induced climate change, his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and his relationships with iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson. Wulf examines how Humboldt’s writings inspired other naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth, and Goethe, and she makes the compelling case that it was Humboldt’s influence that led John Muir to his ideas of natural preservation and that shaped Thoreau’s Walden.

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First Chapter: 10 pages

Verdict: Keep, this first chapter sold this non-fiction book easily.


The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

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West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara’s farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea’s diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother’s bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked deeper into the mystery of Sara’s fate, she discovers that she’s not the only person who’s desperately looking for someone that they’ve lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.

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First Chapter: 6 pages

Verdict: Keep, this is going to be a great one!


So it looks like for this try a chapter I will be unhauling two books and keeping three.

Have you read any of theses books? Do you think I made the right decision?

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Unboxing | Page Habit June 2017

Book Haul

Today I am going to share with you my first Page Habit box. If you do not know about Page Habit it is a monthly subscription from the creators of Quarterly.co. For a long time they had seasonal boxes, but now they also offer monthly boxes. Another thing I think is really interesting is that they have a few to choose from depending on your genre preference.

Current Box’s:

While I do enjoy reading all of these genres I decided to subscribe to the historical fiction box. Mainly because I have been craving those types of books the most lately. For more information you can go to their website here: pagehabit.com.

 

I have to say I enjoy the simplicity of the box it ships in. It tells you what it is, but it is not obnoxious. Also, bonus points for putting the label on the bottom of the box so I could share this without having to blur anything.

When I opened the book the first thing I saw was a note from this months author which is a very nice touch. Also another great thing is that throughout the book there is annotations from the author themselves. Also, another thing I enjoy about this book subscription box is that with every box that is purchased and shipped out they donate to an organization that aids children literacy.

This month they focused on literacy in South Sudan. I loved that they added the informational card. Not only does it show where the donation is going, but it also puts things into perspective. I am lucky enough to live in a place that gives me an education and have access to books. Some people sadly are not that lucky.

In this box I received:

  • A lovely bookmark
  • Informational card on South Sudan
  • Field Notes notebook with blank pages
  • A reading light
  • Note from the author
  • A book

This months book is…

Where the Light Falls by Allison and Owen Pataki

Set in Revolutionary Paris, a rich and sweeping novel about courage, duty, sacrifice, and love by the bestselling author of Sisi, Allison Pataki, and her brother, Owen Pataki.

From the courtrooms to the battlefields to the alleyways of Paris, with cameos from infamous figures in French history, the Patakis have crafted an epic, action-packed novel of the French Revolution as it has never been seen before. Three years after the storming of the Bastille, Paris is enlivened with the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The monarchy has been dismantled and a new nation, for the people, is rising up in its place. Jean-Luc, a young optimistic lawyer, moves his wife, Marie, and their son to Paris, inspired by a sense of duty to contribute to the new order. André, the son of a former nobleman, flees his privileged past to fight in the unified French Army with his roguish brother. Sophie, a beautiful young aristocratic widow and niece of a powerful, vindictive uncle, embarks on her own fight for independence.

Underneath the glimmer of hope and freedom, chaos threatens to undo all the progress of the revolution and the lives of these compatriots become inextricably linked. As the demand for justice breeds instability, creates enemies out of compatriots, and fuels a constant thirst for blood in the streets, Jean-Luc, Andre, and Sophie are forced to question the sacrifices made for the revolution. Liberty proves a fragile, fleeting ideal, and survival seems less and less likely—both for these unforgettable individuals, and indeed for the new nation itself.

-via goodreads

I don’t know about you, but this book sounds like it is going to be a great read. The French Revolution is one of those moments in history where everyone was watching. I have sat in many classrooms hearing about the major people and events of this revolution, but to see it from this perspective should be interesting.


 

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Decluttering | Workout Clothing

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I don’t know about you, but over the years I have collected a full drawer of workout clothes. I personally go through workout phases. I go from walking, workout videos, going to the gym, to running outside. Through the years I have realized that the gym is not really for me and don’t need all of the “coolest” workout gear to have a good workout.  So for my first category I am going to go through for my  KonMari experiment is my workout clothing. Here goes nothing!

Before

After

Discarded

I have to say the most irritating part of this was realizing I had forgotten about half of the workout clothing I own. Even though I was so irritated with myself for not knowing the things I owned, just in this small category, it felt good to go through them. I now know what I have and know that I will be comfortable and joyful while wearing it. I also am happy that I am able to donate a lot of this clothing to a local charity so it will no longer sit in the bottom of my drawer unused and forgotten.

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REVIEW | Eye of the Storm by Frank Cavallo 

Book Review

Eye of the Storm by Frank Cavallo

*I received this book in exchange for an honest review. *

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I have to say that Eye of the Storm by Frank Cavallo took me on a ride. When I first started the novel I thought it was going to be a military/science book with top-secret mission, then as I read I thought it was a book about something similar to the Bermuda triangle. Then it ended up turning into something very different in a wonderful way.Before I jump more into the review I wanted to share the synopsis with you.

 

“On a research mission in one of the most remote regions of the world, former Navy SEAL Eric Slade and Dr. Anna Fayne are caught in a mysterious storm. Catapulted through a rift in space-time, they are marooned on a lost world.

Struggling to survive and desperate to find a way home, they must confront the dangers of this savage land—a dark wizard and his army of undead—a warrior queen and her horde of fierce Neanderthals that stands against him—and a legendary treasure with the power to open the gateway between worlds, or to destroy them all: the Eye of the Storm.“

via goodreads.com

One of the things I loved most about this book is that it avoids unnecessary information, which keeps the book fast paced and interesting. For me nothing ruins a good book like unnecessary  information that causes the book to drag. While reading Eye of the Storm there was never a dull moment so I read through this quickly. I ended up reading this 402 page book in four sittings. Also, the world Cavallo created is nothing short of magical. You can see the thought he put into the word his characters lived in as well as the characters themselves. His characters have attitude and determination, but they are also caring. Between Kerr, Slade, Dr. Fayne, Azreth and Threya there is not one character who is not well defined in their personality. Even characters other than this are well defined.

Overall, I have to say I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys epic adventures, science fiction or fantasy, or just enjoy reading about strong characters. I am giving this fast paced read 4 stars without a hint of hesitation. If any part of my review or the synopsis intrigues you, I think you will end you really enjoying this book.


Book Information

Publisher: Dark Serpent/Ravenswood Publishing

Publication Date: August 10th 2016

List Price: $18.99

ISBN: 9781535327077

Pages: 402 pages


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August TBR | 2017

TBR

This month I am keeping my TBR short. Last month I did read quite a lot, but the last two weeks of July I did not pick up a book at all. I do no want to force myself to read, because I feel like it will make the situation worse.


The Whole Way Home by Sarah Creech

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Playing to packed houses while her hit song rushes up the charts, country singer and fiddler Jo Lover is poised to become a big Nashville star like her idols, Loretta, Reba, and Sheryl. To ensure her success, Jo has carefully crafted her image: a pretty, sassy, down-to-earth girl from small-town Virginia who pours her heart into her songs.

But the stage persona she’s built is threatened when her independent label merges with big-time Capitol Records, bringing Nashville heartthrob JD McCoy—her first love—back into her life. Long ago Jo played with JD’s band. Then something went wrong, they parted ways and took their own crooked roads to stardom. Now, Jo’s excited—and terrified—to see him again.

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I am currently buddy reading this novel with my amazing penpal Raven. You can find her on instagram @worldmadeofwords.


Call Me by Your Name: A Novel by Andre Aciman

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The psychological maneuvers that accompany attraction have seldom been more shrewdly captured than in André Aciman’s frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion. Call Me by Your Name is clear-eyed, bare-knuckled, and ultimately unforgettable.

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I picked this book up while I was on vacation and since I failed at the booktubeathon this year I want to make sure I read it this month.


Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol. 1: 1884-1933 by Blanche Wiesen Cook

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Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame debilitating roots: in her public life, fighting against racism and injustice and advancing the rights of women; and in her private life, forming lasting intimate friendships with some of the great men and women of her times.
This landmark biography provides a compelling new evaluation of one of the most inspiring women in American political history. Celebrated by feminists, historians, politicians, and reviewers everywhere, it presents an unprecedented portrait of a brave, fierce, passionate political lerader of our century.

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This is another vacation read I picked up and have not started yet. This book is the first of a trilogy about Eleanor Roosevelt, I plan on reading one book from this series a month.

 


What are you reading this month?

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TAG|The Liebster Award #2

Tag Tuesday

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Hello everyone! Today I am here because I was tagged by the lovely Kaytlyn from The Bohemian Bookworm, you can read her post here. This is the second time I was tagged you can read my first round here: Liebester Award. Without further ado, here we go!

The rules:

-Thank the person who nominated you.
-Answer the 11 questions they gave you.
-Nominate 11 blogs.
-Give them 11 questions to answer.

My 11 Questions:

1.What is your favorite thing about blogging?

For me my favorite thing about blogging is being able to share my love of books with others. It really is a lot of fun to be able to talk to someone about books and other related things.

2.What is your least favorite genre to read?

I think my least favorite genre to read is poetry. I say this because it is very difficult for me to find poetry I enjoy. While on the other hand it is very easy for me to go in a bookstore and find a fantasy or historical fiction books I know I would love.

3.Favorite book so far of 2017?

This one is a difficult one for me to answer. I can only narrow it down to two books. The first being The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel and A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

4.Do you follow anyone who is your blogging inspiration?

Not necessary one person in particular but I feel like I read a lot of posts by Misty @ mistysbookspace , Charlotte @ charlotteannelise , https://charlotteannelise.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/feel-me-fall-by-james-morris/ and Kristin @ kristinasteiner. All of them are wonderful!

 

5.Physical book or E-book?

I would prefer to read a physical books, but when I am out and about I usually have an ebook copy of my current read from the library so I can read it on the go if I have some down time.

6.What is 1 thing you have learned about yourself through blogging?

I love writing late at night when I should be sleeping.

7. How did you come up with your blog name?

My name + the type of blog I have.

8.Who is your favorite author and why?

Stephen King because he can make me attached to characters, scares me, makes me think, and his twists are great. Also, he has so many books I don’t think I will ever run out.

9.What is book that has seriously changed your life?

This is a difficult one. I would not say there is a specific book, but I will say there have been book series that has led me to some great friendships like Harry Potter and books by J.R. Ward.

10.What’s your favorite snack to munch on while reading?

I normally do not snack while I read because I do not want to get my book all dirty, but I will drink some coffee or tea while read and occasionally juice.

11.If you could swap your life for one fictional world which one would you pick?

Another difficult one… hum… Belle from Beauty and the Beast (Disney version) so I can live happily ever after plus have a ton of books to read.

My Questions:

  1. What book/s can you not live without?
  2. Your first favorite book?
  3. Goodreads challenge/reading goal for this year?
  4. Favorite series?
  5. Do you read Fanfiction?
  6. Where is your favorite place to read?
  7. Are you a fast or slow reader?
  8. Do you use bookmarks?
  9. What book do you recommend the most to others?
  10. Where do you buy your books?
  11. What book do you dislike that everyone seems to love?

I Nominate:

susan @ susanlovesbooks

areli @ arelireads

amanda @ amandasbookreviewsite 

suzy @ suzyapproved

thebookmarkerweb

bibliophilesoprano

alittlebluebook

Marie @ lotsoflivres

I decided to tag the last few people who have started following my blog. Thanks for the follow and do not feel like you HAVE to do this tag. Also, if you feel like answering any of my bookish questions feel free to consider yourself tagged!

 

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