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Kirppu
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30 Minutes Ago

This review contains MILD SPOILERS. // Today is the first day of my Christmas holidays! 🤩 Currently we’re on our way to my in-laws. I’m gonna attempt to finish Ranma 1/2 while there and use my phone less. 😁 What are your plans for Christmas? 🤶🏼 📖 Cantik Itu Luka (Beauty Is a Wound) by Eka Kurniawan takes us to Indonesia from 1950s onward. Dewi Ayu is a well-known prostitute who gives birth to the ugliest child anyone has ever seen, names her Beauty - and dies. Then we travel back in time to find out how we ended up in this situation. 📖 I really wanted to like this book and for the first 150 or so pages I did. So let’s talk about the positive aspects first. I thoroughly enjoy stories that tell real history through fictional characters and I liked how we got to read about like a 100 characters whose lives were all somehow intertwined. I also liked the absurd, magical events in a seemingly non-magical world. 📖 Ok, enough with the pleasantries. Here’s an itemized list of every disagreement (sweet Jesus): 👹 rape 👹 bestiality 👹 marital rape 👹 child marriage 👹 rape of a mentally disabled 👹 pedophilia 👹 femicide 👹 rape 👹 infanticide 👹 sex trafficking 👹 did I mention rape?! 👹 necrophilia?!? 📖 Of course, the book’s events take place during different wars and Dewi Ayu is forced into prostitution so, you know, some items on that list I could’ve let slide. But ALL of that?! Every time I thought the book had grossed me out enough, the author came up with something worse. Eventually I started suspecting that this book has been written either solely for the shock value, or as a collection of the author’s fantasies. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 📖 I’m sure there are better Indonesian books so if you’re looking to read any just... find another book. Maybe an entirely different author. 💔 📖 Cantik Itu Luka by Eka Kurniawan published 2002 translator (from Annie Tucker’s English version to Finnish) Jaana Kapari-Jatta 495 pages read 10.-14.12. #readtheatlas : Indonesia 📖 #beautyisawound #cantikituluka #indonesianbook #magicalrealism #historicalfiction #bookstagram #books #finishedreading

Picked up a new book this morning. So excited to read it! #books #historicalfiction #hoursoffun

“Nighty-night children!” “GET BACK IN BED THIS INSTANT. That is MOTHER’S mug of BOURBON-SPIKED SPICED HOT CHOCOLATE from @gardenandgun Magazine! “ “No! You may not have a taste.” “I know you’re 22. I’m your mother,ffs. I just don’t want to share right now. I sneezed earlier.” “I am NOT a greedy pig either! Santa heard you say that! AND I used the last of the Jack Daniels. So make yourself some Swiss Miss in the microwave and leave me in peace. I’m writing! “ “Insta captions.” “Instagram captions are too writing!” *sigh* “Thank you, bourbon-spiced hot chocolate.FINALLY, a use for that star anise that has been in my spice cabinet forever. INGREDIENTS 2 oz. bourbon whiskey 6 oz. spiced hot chocolate (recipe below) Cinnamon stick or marshmallow, for garnish SPICED HOT CHOCOLATE 3 cups milk 1 cup heavy cream ¼ cup sugar 1 cinnamon stick 2 whole star anise 1 tsp. dried ancho chile 1 cup chopped high-quality dark chocolate PREPARATION Combine and enjoy. For the Spiced Hot Chocolate: Add milk, cream, sugar, and spices to a saucepan over low heat. When mixture reaches a simmer, remove from heat, cover, and let steep for 30 minutes. Then return the mixture to a simmer. Add chocolate to another saucepan over low heat. Strain milk over the top and whisk to dissolve. (Makes 4 drinks) Recipe from Romina Peixoto @rominacoo and @chefjaninebooth of @RootNBoneNYC and @thechocolateroombrooklyn. . . . . #holidaycocktail #cupofcheer #hohoho #merrymerry #12daysofchristmas #drinksofinstagram #writersreward #hotchocolate #withbenefits #debutnovel #debutauthor #southernwriter#southernliterature #thethinendofthewedgenovel #mybookfeatures #historicalfiction #parisnovel #novelresearch #lizanashtaylor #writersofinstagram #bookstagram #tridentmediagroup #1920s #authorsofinstagram

#repost from the gorgeous and inspiring page of @thesalonniere . Check it out and see HOW IT’S DONE properly. And the blog rocks...A whole post about the best hand soaps for one’s powder room. Things one wants to know. At least I do. So, anyway, I digress but my point was—-YES to plum for Christmas! How gorgeous is this table setting? . . . . #plum #aubergine #tulips #giltedge #eleganttable #christmasdinner #holidayparty #elegance #gold #tablemanners #etiquette #debutnovel #debutauthor #southernwriter#southernliterature #thethinendofthewedgenovel #mybookfeatures #historicalfiction #parisnovel #novelresearch #lizanashtaylor #writersofinstagram #bookstagram #tridentmediagroup #1920s #authorsofinstagram #december #happyholidays #merrychristmas

I got to guest post on my sister’s blog again today. (Check out @boroughfare and their website.) I shared my top 5, plus a bonus, book recommendations to gift women. Assuming they love the same things I do, of course. What would you add or take away from the six pictured? * * On another note: Me: Watch out! The ice is very slick there. 3 yr old: [Promptly runs to the ice and slips flat onto her back.] ... ... ... Mom...I had a big boop. * * #atreegrowsinbrooklyn #bettysmith #theseismywords #nancyeturner #edenbrooke #juliannedonaldson #thehelp #kathrynstockett #theguernseyliteraryandpotatopeelpiesociety #thenightingale #kristinhannah #historicalfiction #properromance #romance #snow #nature #booknerd #bookworm #bibliophile

How can a marriage be stolen, so to speak? . . I went into this book with that question in mind, and now that I’ve finished the story, I see 147 different answers, many of which I didn’t expect. . . Set in 1944, The Stolen Marriage is rich in detail and filled with compelling relationships. I don’t know that it was always the most believable story, but I was OK with that. It seemed like the entire premise of the story was predicated on an act that was out of character for one of the mains, but hey, I was willing to overlook it for the sake of enjoyment. . . Have you read this one? Thoughts? #readersofinstagram #historicalfiction #bookstagram #booktagrammer #bookworm #bookclub #bookstagrammer

Jana
(@janaeaton8)

3 Hours Ago

The Nightingale is excellent. If you like historical fiction set during WWII you will love this story. "Two sisters, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France--a breathtakingly beautiful novel." . . . . . #goodreads #goodread #goodbooks #books #bookstagram #novel #novels #biography #historicalfiction #fiction #kristinhannah #bengreenman #veronicaheley #joanneharris #booklover #booklovers #ilovetoread #readreadread #booknerd #booksarelife #booksareeverything #supportyourlocallibrary #librariesareawesome

When you reconnect with an old friend who HAPPENS to work for Penguin and who HAPPENS to be a living breathing angel who brings you books that HAPPEN to be written by women ABOUT WOMEN 💖👯‍♀️📚 • • • #historicalfiction #booksbooksbooks #tbr #ariellawhon #patbarker #literature #history

In this week's post, I review Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman. - http://bit.ly/2GreTKj - There's a clickable link to the blog overall on my profile. This is the most recent post. - #catherinecalledbirdy #karencushman #middlegrade #kidslit #childrensliterature #kidsbooks #historicalfiction #medieval #johnnewberyhonor #newberyhonor #newberyhonorbook #medievalengland #twistymustachereviews

✨TITLE REVEAL!!!🌟 I thought perhaps that I could keep this a secret for at least a few more months, but I simply cannot. My heart is bursting with too much excitement for this little world I am creating. The name of my book is The Globe Traveller. AH!!! YES!!! It is currently in progress, but it is a YA contemporary/historical fiction adventure that follows a young lad named Thomas, who uses his grandfather’s antique Snow Globes to learn more about himself and to see the world. I can’t wait to post more updates!! ✨ #teenauthor #youngadultbooks #historicalfiction #writer #author #books #reading #wip

Can you imagine this face coming up to you in a coffee shop and inviting you to read a chapter of his story? Well, it happened. Sort of. Learn the real story (and see the real face) of author C.A. Lear in our interview with him: tinyurl.com/ca-lear-author-qa. #authorqa #authorinterview #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #historicalfiction

Early Christmas present arrived in the mail. Holiday reading has well and truly kicked off with #allthetearsinchina . Thanks @betterreadingau and @panterapress for the opportunity to widen my horizons and discover new authors #sularigentill : #brpreview #reviewing #mystery #booklove #crimefiction #rowlandsinclairmysteries #historicalfiction #rowlandsinclair #shelfie #holidayreading #bookstagram #readinglife #bookphotography #bookworm #bookaholic #bibliophile #booklover #aussiereader #bookgram #betterreadingau #reading #instareads #booknerd #bookphoto #summerreading

Cambié el nickname porque creo que espanté y confundí a más de uno (?), y resubo uno de mis mejores trabajos de este año. Un remake del retrato que hice de Gabriela Solís, la bella mexicana que renunció a una vida de dama por amor a un guerrero... Y se convirtió en leyenda. La principal protagonista de "Gabriela, un camino hacia lo ineludible", de mi talentoso hermana @gabygall86 y el cual la pueden encontrar en Wattpad. ¡Disfruten otra vez! Y por cierto, volví a Twitter. Me pueden encontrar como @ KBintheThrenody. ¡Nos vemos! #art #traditionalart #proyectoincanto #ocs #originalcharacters #historicalfiction #ficcionhistorica

“In the earth, even the loveliest gems look rough and worthless. You might see the deepest indigo, but you see dirt too, and salt. But if you are patient, if you polish them with sandpaper and a rag- well, lots of things can become beautiful.”- The Map of Salt and Stars by @jenniferzeynab . When we saw author @etafrum , creator of @booksandbeans reminding people to vote for The Map of Salt and Stars, our hearts melted. Women supporting other women is just so beautiful! Thanks for letting us repost this beautiful photo of this wonderful book! **Etaf’s book <A Woman Is No Man> comes out March 5th!** . Simone, Sachi, and Diana are Skyping with the author on Friday! Then, the author will join us on the 29th for an instalive! Are you so excited? If you are reading with us, what are your thoughts so far? . #wordsbetweenworlds #themapofsaltandstars #syria #ownvoices #historicalfiction #booksandbeans #bookclub #bookcommunity #diversereads #diversebooks #diversespines #diverselit #unitedbookstgram #bookstagram #bookaddict #booklover #bibliophile #bookphotography #igreads #instareads #reading #currentlyreading #bookish

"One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls." . . @khosseini never fails to break our hearts. . #athousandsplendidsuns #historicalfiction #afghanistan #afghanistanwar

I’m catching up! This is Day 17–Leopold Books about Royals. This was my first Philippa Gregory novel and I fell in love with her writing style! Top notch research and creative storytelling of the Tudors and Plantagenets. #bloodwitchbookstagram #bloodwitch #witchlands #witchlandersheist #historicalfiction #tudors #royals #fool

Personally I am really excited for @maryqueenmovie to come out. Mary of Scotland has always been an interesting historical figure to me so I’m excited to see it on the big screen. Absolutely no hate towards Adelaide Kane I think she did great as Mary in “Reign” but I’m glad they chose someone like Saoirse Ronan who looks like Mary to play her : : : : : #demelza #ross #queen #king #troy #movieactress #oldhollywood #retro #history #historical #historicaldrama #perioddrama #perioddramas #historicalfashion #poldark #knightfall #historymemes #historyphoto #historicalfiction #historicalplace #castle #tv #tvshow #movie #periodmovie #perioddress #thepast #1800s #medieval #renaissance

This Saturday from 12-4 stop by @yeschef.ca to purchase a book, and get it signed by me while you’re at it! . . If you didn’t see my stories yet, I’m encouraging everyone who wants to buy The Girl from No. 6 for anyone for Christmas (or for yourself to read over the holidays) to purchase a copy ASAP! There are only about 30 physical books left and they’re selling FAST!! I restocked House of James again today and anticipate they’ll be gone by the end of the week! You can order online from chapters and amazon but those orders will take 4-6 weeks to arrive because they need to be printed first. . . So, grab a copy from myself on Saturday (or through my website), or from @houseofjamesbooks, @bellawren.home or Pilgrim Book and Bible. . . . . . #thegirlfromno6 #author #selfpublishing #selfpublished #authorsofinstagram #authorlife #behindthescenes #booksofinstagram #canadianauthor #mennonitehistory #mennonites #truestory #lovestory #bookstagram #bibliophile #nonfiction #basedonatruestory #historicalfiction #currentreads #goodreads #readersofinstagram #bookworm #readinglist #bookclub #bookclubread #lovetoread #amreading #amwriting #vancouverauthor #writersofinstagram

Can someone tell me where the middle grade historical fiction from 2018 is hiding? I have loved all of the realistic fiction books that came out this year - what a year it was for that genre! But I read very few historical stories, and those often become favorites of mine. What am I missing? Send titles ASAP! #mglit #historicalfiction #schoollibrarian #imstumped

The perfect end to a very long day. The House Girl by @taraconklinauthor, a piping hot cup of tea and some classical music in the background. Serious zen moment. Will do a review as soon as I am done for those interested. Taking this book kind of slow and not mad about it at all. #books #booklover #bookstagram #bookclub #spiveys📚club #bookrecommendations #taraconklin #read #reader #reading #novel #historicalfiction

HAVE YOU HEARD? I’ve got a #leadville #novella for my subscribers this holiday season! . I need your help and feedback to improve it, and the first three chapters go out tomorrow morning. . If you’re not on the list yet, be sure to sign up, this story won’t be officially published until NEXT holiday season. . Join the fun and get your chance to be acknowledged in the final version! . Https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/v5d6u7 . #coloradocityseries #coloradoromance #coloradoromancewriters #westernromance #historicalromance #bookworm #romancenovels #bookish #booklover #newrelease #bookstagram #amwriting #writersofinstagram #holidayreading #icepalace #readingromance #romancereads #historicalfiction

Spotlight: The Notorious Black Bart 1883: The Journey Back by A. E. Wasserman https://buff.ly/2PNnaaC⠀ ⠀ Englishman Lord Langsford is leaving California after an adventurous visit, but finds more excitement in a Dime Novel that he shares with his two fellow travelers on the train bound to New York: This is the embellished but true tale of Black Bart and Special Agent James B. Hume of Wells Fargo & Company.⠀ ⠀ It’s California gold country and the notorious Black Bart robs his twenty-eighth Wells Fargo Stagecoach. The stage driver shoves down the heavy cash box then whips his team into a gallop away from the gunslinger. When the outlaw dismounts his horse to gather up his loot, a rattler slinks onto the road and bites him through his boot. He shoots off its head, but his horse bolts, leaving him snake bit and on foot. The gold from the local mines is heavy. He must carry the bounty out of the Sierra Mountains or die trying.⠀ ⠀ Special Agent James B. Hume of Wells Fargo & Company, a friend of Lord Langsford, has been after Black Bart for eight years. Now for the first time, Hume has some of the outlaw’s possessions. He has to use his wits, but the gunslinger has nearly a week’s head start. Can Hume catch the outlaw once and for all? Or will Black Bart escape to terrorize again?⠀ ⠀ #witbabooks #historicalfiction

You KNOW you're a #bookworm when you're reading historical fiction while drying your hair 😂 . . . . . . . . . . #stevensaylor #gordianusthefinder #rubicon #historicalfiction #book #bookstagram #reading #nomakeup #nofilter #shower #selfie #fiction #hair

While you’re waiting for THE GOWN, check out my list of recommended historical fiction with a royal connection over at @bookbub — with nods to my fave titles by @weinadairandel, #stacyschiff, #margaretgeorge, #karenharper, @stephaniemariethornton, @hazelgaynor and @msheatherwebb, and the @fuggirls (admittedly #theroyalwe isn’t hist fic but it IS very royal and very fun)! As ever, the link is in my profile. . Do you have any favourite historical novels with a royal slant that you’d like to recommend? Do share! . #thegown #historicalfiction #royalfamily #royalwedding #writersofinstagram #recommended #royalreads

Final proof for print (about draft 30)! Still not tired of this story, but this time, I am asking myself why I wrote such a long book. #gothic #southerngothic #familysaga #historicalfiction #bookseries #comingsoon #perilousconfessions #possessionchronicles

A middle-aged farmer’s wife fascinated by the Tollund man in a museum in Denmark writes a letter to the professor who wrote about him. The man who answers is the curator, someone who will grow to share a deep bond with her, and leave both of them questioning their life choices. Perfect for fans of "The Bridges of Madison County." For a longer synopsis, #discussionquestions and the #recipe for these #fresh #raspberry #muffins visit #hubpages http://hub.me/amrXW #bookstagram #booknerd #bookish #raspberry #bakersofinstagram #instabakes #instareads #freshbaking #freshingredients #historicalfiction #history #tollundman #museums

Jean
(@jeansbookbag)

5 Hours Ago

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫: While I didn’t love this one as much as I’ve loved some of the other books in the series, I still very much enjoyed this one. @diana_gabaldon writes some emotionally powerful scenes and I love feeling the emotions the characters are. Also, girl knows how to write an ending to make you pick up the sequel! 😂 . . #abreathofsnowandashes #outlander #historicalfiction

#kingsbridgetrilogy⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ My longest #tbr books I'm going to read (SO FAR), + 900 pages EACH. It took a while these books came in paperback to Colombia, I want to read the series in the original language plus they are more affordable for me than the translated books. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I know little about the story ,just the following : ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⛪#pillarsoftheearth : the building of the greatest Gothic cathedral in the town of Kingsbridge.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🌏 #worldwithoutend : Takes place two centuries after the cathedral was finished.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🔥 #acolumnoffire : War of religions , Catholics vs Protestans in Europe.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Can't wait to start ! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Have you read them ? In what language ? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣PS: The author announced a week ago he finished the first draft of a precuel to the Pillars Of The Earth , to probably be published in 2020 ! ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣ #bookstagram #bookseries #kenfollett #penguinbooks #penguininstagram #historicalfiction #books ⁣⁣ #wanttoread #bookphotography #booklover ⁣⁣ #penguinplatform

Apparently this book sounded so good, I bought two copies of it! Very interesting read about the Cheyenne Indians and the government. As usual, the government cheated them out of the agreement that was made after they laughed at they laughed at the Indians for what they proposed. As the title says; 1,000 white women. #onethousandwhitewomen #marydodd #whitebrides #usgovernmentcheatsagain #johnburke #cheyenneindians #jimfergus #historicalfiction #landofthewest

Hi, everyone. I’ve been taking it easy today. 🌼 I started the Gangster We Are All Looking For months ago and I still haven’t finished it, that’s what happens when you get distracted by other books. 😅 But it is a great read so far: it’s about a refugee family from Vietnam who are settling in the U.S. during the 1970s. But there’s no linear plot - the story is instead told in a series of vignettes, focusing on character experiences and emotions. There’s wonderful imagery and descriptive language in the novel, definitely one of its high points. On another note, I haven’t heard of this book before prior to seeing it in a library bookstore. I think it deserves more recognition. 🌼 ❓: A book that you feel should deserve more recognition? 🌼 #bookworm #booknerd #bookgeek #bookfreak #bookdragon #bookhoarder #bookobsessed #booklover #bookphoto #bookpost #booktoday #booknow #booktalk #bookreader #booklove #bookfeature #bookcover #bookphotography #bookish #books #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #igbooks #igreads #fiction #historicalfiction #ownvoices

A lovely Christmas lighthouse scene.⚓️ It reminds me of the art painted by Thomas Kinkade.🎨 (Artist: Unknown. Source: museumartpaintings.com; Item Number: MAP20024) #books #american #history #writer #america #lighthouse #amwriting #vintage #art #painting #goodreads #writersofinstagram #journals #nonfiction #biography #memoirs #historicalfiction #literature #bookstagram #christmas 🎄📚

These kids are OBSESSED with anything by #alangratz and it’s quite possibly my favorite thing ever. It’s amazing how one author can turn kids into voracious readers and Alan Gratz has really done that for these guys! They hunt each other down for the books they still need, they motivate each other to finish, and they share their thoughts about each book as they go ... a reading teacher’s dream-come-true! #readersgonnaread #kidsarereading

Thank you so much @simonschusterca for sending me the books, from your holiday giveaway! I’m so excited to add these beauties to my collection! #books #read #bookstagram #bookporn #newbooks #hockeyheroes #adultreads #historicalfiction #booknerd #booknerdigans #bookstagrammer #bookaholic #bookish #stephenking

More good news! The Hunger made Barnes and Noble's List of Best Horror 2018 #amazing #scarystories #barnesandnoble #fantasy #historicalfiction #thriller

Laura
(@munafoxreads)

6 Hours Ago

Guyssssss. Guess where I am tonight! My book, my @nerdy.post tee, and the set are your hints. OMG. I'M DEAD. I'M AT HAMILTON. I CAN'T DEAL.

QOTD: Have you bought yourself a Christmas present this year?😂 • • Good Morning bibliophiles! Okay so it’s time for another swap Wednesday! I couldn’t resist trying to recreate one of photos. But I tried. I had so much fun recreating this. Especially being able to use the outlander books in it aswell. Swipe across to check out the original photo! • • In other news it’s my last day of work for me until Boxing Day! I also received a text about my @fairyloot box. It’s due to be delivered Christmas Eve so fingers crossed! I’ll see if I can fight the urge to open it and wait till Christmas Day. It’ll be my own Christmas present to myself 🥰 • • ~Challenges~ #bookstawarriorsdec18: #swapwednesday #allthebooksdec18: Let it snow #bookqueensdec18: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Outcast Characters - Outlander: Claire Randall #grinchbookworld: currently reading • • #bookstagram #books #booklove #booknerd #bookworm #bibliophile #reading #yabooks #photography #colour #ausbookishfeatures #booklovingfeatures #december #currentlyreading #shadowofthefox #outlander #clairerandall #jamiefraser #historicalfiction #romance #scotland

Ahab’s Return by Jeffrey Ford is an offshoot of the classic novel Moby Dick by Herman Melville. The tale re-imagines two of its legendary characters - Captain Ahab and Ishmael - in the city of New York. Ahab did not die at sea and is in the city searching for his wife and son. Ahab’s Return is a fantastical story written in the vein of a classic novel. It is not a quick, easy read and would be enjoyed by those who prefer novels to be of a literary bent. #historicalfiction #mobydick #bookreview #bookblogger #bookstagram #canadareads

Grams enjoying some @pressedjuicery freeze!!

👑 👸 👑👸👑👸👑👸 • • I am so excited to finally have these books 😍😭 I have owned the Anne Boleyn one for awhile now. I listened to Katherine of Aragon on audio and Jane Seymour was an EARC. However I’ve wanted to whole series so I can re read them because I love them that much ❤️❤️ The new one comes out in May so if you love historical fiction about the Tudors I would HIGHLY recommend this series 😘👑 • • #booksofinstagram #bookaholics #bookphotography #bibliophile #bookish #bookseries #historicalfiction #alisonweir #tudor #bookshelf #shelfie #bookobsessed #beautifulbooks #booksbooksbooks

Colette (2018) • Who’s looking forward to seeing this new drama staring Keira Knightley? Colette is about a woman who is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging the gender norms of the time. • #perioddrama #perioddramas #historicalromance #historicalfiction #classicnovels #like4like #l4l #follow4follow #f4f #keiraknightley #eleanortomlinson #dominicwest #denisegough #aiyshahart #fionashaw #raypanthaki #colette #colettemovie #books #bibliophile #bookworm #love #romance #1900s #20thcentury #20thcenturywomen #femalewriters #girlpower

💙 Blue books 💙 Have you read Salt to the Sea?! This is something I keep saying I should read, and then promptly forget about its existence for 5 months 🤦🏼‍♀️😂 * * 🌸 #jinglebookrock - #bluebooks * * #books #bookish #bookstagrammer #bookphotography #historicalfiction #needtoread #tbr #bookworm #bookstagram #instabook #prettybooks

Calling all of my historical fiction lovers! This might not be the most ‘christmassy’ of stories, but oh my goodness - incredible. Seriously, I love getting wrapped up in a great book on winter days & this one was beautiful.

When there’s a movie on your thesis topic, you go see it. If y’all need a fact checker, I’m of service #queenanne #thefavourite #history #arthistory #historicalfiction #historyandfilm #periodpiece

Started The Girl in the Tower today! It’s the second book following The Bear and the Nightingale and it is such a perfect winter read! So atmospheric ❤️❄️

Bryn
(@brynandbooks)

7 Hours Ago

I don't do a lot of photo staging. I'm prone to throwing my books everywhere and Bryn just kind of finds them. Occasionally though I do stage a shot. Here I am being judged for attempting just such a thing. . #brynandbooks #cats #catsofinstagram #booksandcats #bookstagram #reading #currentlyreading #librarylove #historicalfiction #pachinko #minjinlee

Hello, dear ones. . How’s your week going? . I hope you’re embracing this season rather than rushing through it. . Don’t these treats looks yummy? The jar is filled with spiced nuts (@annebogel’s recipe). We give them as gifts. They’re soooo delicious! . #qotd: What is your favorite Christmas treat? . . . . . . . . . #booksbooksbooks #booksofinstagram #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #instabook #instareads #authorsofinstagram #historicalfiction #writersofinstagram #bibliophile #read #reading #booklove #booklover #booklovers #bookish #ilovebooks #christmastime #booknerd #booknerdigans #bookworm #christmastreats #holidaytreats #holidays #candycanes #hersheyskisses #spicednuts

The Hidden is going to be either one of my last reads this year or one of the first of 2019. I haven't read a second world war novel in more than two months which is outrageous for me 🙈 And this book sounds perfect so I'm very excited to start it! Thank you @oneworldpublications for sending me a copy! - Fae . . . . #thehidden #worldwarii #newreleases #warnovels #historicalfiction #cosy #winter #war #books #book #london #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookstagramit #bookfeaturepage #bookishfeatures #bookish #instabooks #booknookstagram #totalbooknerd #igreads #booknerdigans #ireadya #bibliophile #bookworm #booklove #booklover #bookphotography #bookpic

Inspired by a gripping true story from #wwii's #doolittleraid "Edgy, yet edifying... Sure to leave its mark." - Christian Shelf-Esteem . #theplumbloomsinwinter . . "Start this one forewarned: it's a stay up all night read." - Jerry B Jenkins, 21-time NY TImes bestselling author . 22 5-star reviews on Amazon! . . #newrelease #historicalfiction #wwii #ww2books #aviation #doolittle #pow #japan #japanesebook #japanese #igbooks #reading #whattoread #bibliophile #bookquotes #recklessfaith #jesus #yeshua #messiah #lord #savior #christian #bible #scripture #unashamed

I’ll admit, I know a lot about the Fitzgeralds but I knew nothing of his mistress, Sheilah Graham. Her story in and of itself is a wild ride, let alone her relationship with Scott. I highly recommend Another Side of Paradise by @spkoslow, a historical fiction, if you like books about Hollywood, romance, and tumultuous relationships. #fivestars #historicalfiction #fitzgeralds #anothersideofparadise #readingchallenge #momsthatread

Meet Me in St. Louis! One of my fave Christmas movies that features the wonderful “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” This Judy Garland classic is perfect for a cozy Christmas! 🎄🎄🎄

Here it is! My final read for the #evolveintobooks challenge was Stalking Jack the Ripper for the prompt Book blogger: popular book you haven't read yet. . I really enjoyed this book. It was the perfect mix of thriller and YA. I can't wait to read what @kerrimaniscalco has in store next for Audrey Rose and Thomas Cresswell. . I'm also super thrilled that this book fit the prompt for my other book challenge, released in 2016. . It's almost time for me to head home from work. My boyfriend and I are going to walk Candy Cane Lane tonight. I'm so super excited! It's this really neat area in Corpus Christi with a ton of Christmas lights and displays. I've never been, so I'm really looking forward to going! . Do you have any special holiday traditions? . . #wildadventuresdec day 18: Book released in 2016 . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #icannotlivewithoutbooks #qotd #avidreader #bibliophile #bookworm #bookaholic #bookaddiction #bookaddicted #booklover #bookish #bookcover #bookpics #bookphotography #booksofinstagram #bookcollector #bookcollection #kerrimaniscalco #stalkingjacktheripper #bookone #bookseries #mystery #thriller #suspensethriller #thrillernovels #historicalfiction

Carolyn Miller's clean and wholesome Regency romances continue with #themakingofmrshale following familiar characters as they learn how restoration can occur by finding hope and healing through a deep relationship with God. • • • • • #carolynmiller #regencybrides #apromiseofhope #christianromancenovels #historicalfiction #regencyromance #novel

🐙Hello my lovely Holiday Polyps!🐙Let me just say, I absolutely adore this series! @theschadlershelves and I have almost completed Clockwork Prince and will dive right into Clockwork Princess because we can't get enough! For this being my first reads of the moral instrument saga I am not disappointed! • #qotd If you've read this series, tell me #teamwill or #teamjem 🤔 If you haven't read the series what are you currently reading? • #aotd I jump then line for these two so many times I make myself dizzy 😂 Where I am at now, Will is more my type of guy, but he has physically made my neck hurt from the emotional whiplash he has given me. Whereas Jem has been nothing but a sweetheart! He's caring, funny, BA Shadowhunter and doesn't hide his feeling for Tessa, but goes above and beyond for her. So, right now I'm #teamjem but wait 5 mins because it'll probably change 😅 • ❄ Day 18 of #bookstababesdec18 challenge- "Ghost Of Christmas Past": Book Set In The Past ❄ • Who else can't believe it's only Tuesday? On the bright side though, One Week until Christmas Day 😁🎄 . . . #infernaldevices #mortalinstruments #bookseries #booksetinthepast #clockworkangel #clockworkprince #clockworkprincess #bookseries #cassandraclare #currentlyreading #ireadandiknowthings #yafiction #historicalfiction #historicalfiction #fantasy #lovetriangle #emotionalreads #inlove #bookish #clock #christmastheme #christmas

M E E T F O R R E S T W I C K E S . Forrest Wickes is 1/3 of the ménage at the center of my historical romance coming out on January 22nd! . Forrest Wickes was powerfully built, standing at 6’2 with skin tanned from hours in the sun, fine muscles, and a pair of broad shoulders visible even under the flannel of his work shirt. The abashed figure standing in front Julie was all man. No trace of boyishness in his face, unlike the suitors who had tried their hand at courting her in New York. He yanked off the brown wide-brimmed hat he wore with a jerk of his hands, revealing hair that looked like spun gold. Julie wondered if it was as soft as it looked and her cheeks flamed at the thought. Swoon-worthy, indeed. An aquiline nose, chiseled jaw, and lips that could lead a woman astray rounded out the picture of Mr. Wickes, but it was the pair of summer sky blue eyes looking at her in apology that had Julie fighting the urge to pull out her smelling salts then and there. Julie was struck dumb at the sight of the man and could only stand silently as he apologized to her. “I meant to be here when you arrived but there was an incident, ah, just—” He jerked a thumb over his shoulder in the direction of town. I, we, had to intervene. I apologize for not meeting you.” Julie bit her lip, instantly thinking of the gunshots she had heard. “W-was it the gunshots?” she asked with wide eyes. He cleared his throat. “Yes, ma’am.” “Oh my,” Julie breathed, her hand going to her throat. “But don’t trouble yourself over it. It’s being seen to by, ah, my partner.” He held out his hands in a placating gesture before looking at the crew member and conductor as if he had just noticed them for the first time. “I thank you for bringing my fianceé safely to her destination.” “Fianceé?” the crew member squeaked. Julie scowled at the man but said nothing as Forrest nodded. “Since the New Year,” he said, and Julie warmed at the note of pride she heard in his voice. He turned to her with a tender smile. “After all the letters it’s awfully nice to meet you finally, Miss Baptiste.” . #historical #historicalromance #romance #bookstagram #bookish #romancenovels #romancereads #teasertuesday

#currentlyreading ~ Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly ~ I missed reading it in 2016 and finally bought it and I'm 75% in and LOVING it.  I have not been able to put this one down.  A must-read for Historical Fiction readers!  I know it will be a 5⭐️ star for me💜 . . An excerpt from the Goodreads description~ . The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents—from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland—as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten. . . . #bookblogger #bookreviewer #dressedtoread #lilacgirls #historicalfiction #wwii #holocaust #historical #bestbooks #bookstagrammer #mustread #fivestarreads #ballantinebooks

Stock your #kindle for 2019 and master your holiday reading gift list with this irresistible sale! Four books just $0.99 and $1.99 through December, with a bonus paperback sale AND giveaway! What elf could ask for more? http://mjpullen.com/2018/12/four-amazing-authors-one-irresistible-giveaway/ * * @mjpullenauthor @kimberlydbrock @emily.d.c @thewritingscott * * #sugarstreet #riverwitch #keoweevalley #buryingthehoneysucklegirls #everysinglesecret * * #kindledeals #authorsofinstagram #bookstagram #womensfiction #dramedy #suspense #historicalfiction #southernliterature

🎄HOLIDAY SALE - DECEMBER 16- 31🎄 The Travelers Duology ebooks are only 99 cents! Check out my bio for links or https://carlasbooks.weebly.com/ya-books.html 🎅 . . . . . #settlers #travelers #travelersduology #mermaidbooks #mermaids #timetravel #mermen #booklovers #bookobsessed #bookhoarder #bookdragon #bookcommunity #booktag #bibliophilesunite #bookworms #bookwarriors #carlasbooks #bookquotes #historicalfiction #ebooksale

Another year, another empty year. Invisible everywhere even though I've followed the steps. Will be happy to see the back of 2018... #awarenessday #novel #series #ebook #vampires #witches #supernaturals #ya #na #cleanread #paranormalromance #historicalfiction #scifi #epicfantasy #mustread #available_now #epub #pdf #avidreaders Link in bio #thewyndermyrememoirs #cedanyauthor

I love getting beta reader feedback. This one really warmed my heart. Something I want to do with all of my novels is to make my characters relatable and believable. To heart that my readers think that about my characters is amazing 💜 • Today I managed to get 1400 words on my World War Two novel. I was struggling to start this, but I’m so happy to now be into it. I love writing this novel. Historical fiction and contemporary novels are my home to read and write • • • • #nacontemporary #authorsofig #yacontemporary #writersofinsta #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #mswl #author #authors #authorslife #authorconfession #write #writes #writer #writers #writerslife #writing #writinglife #writingtips #writingprompts #amwriting #amediting #amreading #historicalfiction #amwritinghistoricalfiction

Dave and Bruce are off to Huudari, a satellite demension of our world. This world is very much like the 15th century of Earth but with highly advanced divinity core energy techs and spiritual seal practices Let's explore! Great food and drink, wonderful lodging and TWO MOON romantic nights. No wonder this demension is a go to for marriage / union ceremonies for many civilizations. #classicmovies #80smovies #movieset #sciencerules #prilaga #evolvetrilogy #lgbt🌈 #bookstagramfeature #scienceiscool #sciences #scienceteacher #bookslover #moviestarplanet #booksbooksbooks #sciencebitch #sciencefictionart #makingmovies #bookstore #historicalfiction #teenfiction #sweetscience #bookshop #urbanfiction #phanfiction #scarymovies #booksph #fictionalcharacters

My review for The Librarian of Auschwitz is now live 🌌 ◇ This isn't an easy read but it is an important one. Thank you to @macmillanaus for providing a review copy. You can find the link to my full review in my bio! . . . #thelibrarianofauschwitz #antonioiturbe #lilitthwaites #panmacmillanaustralia #panmacmillan #bookreview #book #historicalfiction #yalit #bookstagram #bookworm #aussiebookworm #ausyabloggers #ausbookishfeatures

Only one week until Christmas! Have you gotten gifts for everyone on your list yet? If you're looking for something that the historical fiction fan in your life will love—check out Victoria Thompson's Counterfeit Lady series! 🎁📚🎄 • #cityofsecrets #cityoflies #victoriathompson #counterfeitlady #holidayreading #historicalfiction #historicalromance #femaledetective #igreads #amreading #bookstagram #regram 📷@beccasbookishlife

Thank you @getredpr and @stmartinspress for my free copy! 🎄 This last year of reading has shown me how much of a mood/seasonal reader I am. And how much joy i find in what I’m reading when the book aligns with these two things. 🎄 January and the winter months following usually put me in the mood for historical fiction. When I look back on previous winters, these are the stories that really stand out! I have quite a few really exciting historical fiction stories lined up for winter 2019 and I can’t wait to share them with you! 🎄 Master of His Fate by Barbara Taylor Bradford is the first title, recently released, in a new historical fiction saga! it sound really interesting and just the type of story I might be in the mood for come January! 🎄 Synopsis: Victorian England is a country of sharp divides between rich and poor, but James Lionel Falconer, who spends his days working at his father’s market stall, is determined to become a merchant prince. Even as a child, he is everything a self-made man should be: handsome, ambitious, charming, and brimming with self-confidence. James quickly rises through the ranks, proving himself both hardworking and trustworthy, and catching the eye of Henry Malvern, head of the most prestigious shipping company in London. But when threats against his reputation – and his life - begin to emerge, James will have to prove that he truly is the master of his fate. 🎄 . . . @btbnovelist #historicalfiction #tuesdaymotivation #newbook #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookblogger #bookish #igbooks #igreads #readersofinstagram #booksofinstagram #igpost #bookphoto

Give Christmas love to some authors . . . order their books on Amazon for the book lovers on your gift list: https://www.facebook.com/146829828741033/posts/2148180248605971/