As a reader of both R.M. Drake and r.h. Sin since I discovered them three (or four?) years ago, I am so thankful that they decided to make a collaboration with Empty Bottles Full of Stories. What can I say? It’s the best of both worlds. Although I expected it to be more of a continuous poetry book, it was surprisingly split into two halves: one with Drake’s poems and the other with Sin’s. I particularly liked Drake’s half but both are equally well-written in their own styles…probably why it was also split into two in the first place. The poems in this book cover most aspects of life: from pain and loss to self-love, political realities, and empowerment. This is definitely a book worth reading and re-reading (at least thrice!). You simply cannot rush reading this, and it is one of those books where I had to stop after reading three pages or so to absorb all the words and all the feelings that came after that. Those poems just hit me in all directions. A collab of two of the greatest poets in this modern era, I give this book 5 out of 5 stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Favorites: (@rmdrk ) - Two People, It Feels The Way It Feels, Call You; (@r.h.sin ) - the unstoppable force, drunk beneath a pale moon, only a climax,nothing more
🙏🏼@berkleypub for our gifted review copy #partner
I couldn’t help myself when I saw this title. I blame my mom for passing her infatuation with true crime to me. To this day, I’m terrified of the UNSOLVED MYSTERIES theme song.
SONS OF CAIN is a very detailed encyclopedia of the worst of humanity. This book is nothing if not thorough.
While this book is not relaxing night time reading, it is often riveting. Peter Vronsky writes a chronological encyclopedia of serial killers. This is a book true crime aficionados should have on the bookshelf.
Please tell me if you’re into true crime. And if you are, what is it about the genre that reels you in?
Christina Lauren ( @christinalauren )
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ( a must read)
Holland Bakkerhas made an effort to find excuses to take the subway near her apartment. She does this to admire the music performer she is crushing on. Never spoken to him until the day if a drunken attack at the subway. He saves her but runs when the cops start asking questions.
When her uncle's head musician quits, Holland found a way to repay the memorizing guitarist, Calvin for saving her life with an audition. When her uncle, hottest music director wants him for the lead it is great until Calvin reveals he is here illegally.
Seeing how much Calvin and her uncle need each other to make this production amazing, Holland comes up with a risk plan. Marry the Irish man that has no knowledge of her infatuation. As their relationship evolves and Calvin becomes Broadway darling the acting became questionable. Were they still pretending? Or was this marriage something real? Calvin and Holland never expected for this to happen. It was only supposed to be one year that's all.
Let me tell you was amazing. I loved Holland and Calvin together. Their chemistry and interactions were beautiful. You can tell from the beginning they were fighting this. Clavin really understood her and pushed her. He made Holland realize she had a passion she just need to come to terms with it. I loved her uncles and their relationship with her. They truly loved her and knew that Calvin loved her and she loved him. My favorite line has to be:
" I don't have a girlfriend, Holland. I've got a wife , in case you've forgotten." And the last graphic I made. Those got me in the feels.
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About the Book
The Sisters of the Winter Wood by
Publishes by @hachettenz
Captivating and boldly imaginative, with a tale of sisterhood at its heart, Rena Rossner's debut fantasy invites you to enter a world filled with magic, folklore, and the dangers of the woods.
"Intricately crafted, gorgeously rendered...full of heart, history, and enchantment." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Publishers Weekly: Best Book of 2018: SF/Fantasy/HorrorBookPage: Best Book of 2018: Science Fiction & Fantasy
In a remote village surrounded by vast forests on the border of Moldova and Ukraine, sisters Liba and Laya have been raised on the honeyed scent of their Mami's babka and the low rumble of their Tati's prayers. But when a troupe of mysterious men arrives, Laya falls under their spell - despite their mother's warning to be wary of strangers. And this is not the only danger lurking in the woods.
As dark forces close in on their village, Liba and Laya discover a family secret passed down through generations. Faced with a magical heritage they never knew existed, the sisters realize the old fairy tales are true...and could save them all.
"With luscious and hypnotic prose, Rena Rossner tells a gripping, powerful story of family, sisterhood, and two young women trying to find their way in the world." --Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles and Circe
As I was driving home last week, I spotted this hole-in-the-wall library not far from my workplace. A couple of days later, I walked down to it and was quite taken in - the people were friendly and seriously knowledgeable about literature. Manned by the staff of Ramdas Mandal, the library - Marathi literature only - is run on grants and has, hold your breath, more than 7,000 titles in stock! The entire pantheon of Marathi literature, from 'Pu La' Deshpande to Vishnu Khandekar, resides on its shelves. I signed up for a membership - Rs 110 as a one-time fee and Rs 40 as a monthly subscription that entitles you to unlimited borrowing time.
On the staff's recommendation, I chose a well-worn copy of Gurunath Naik's 'Tezaab'. Here's where a good librarian can be so valuable - she got it spot on. Do read the first page (last pic) - it's one of the most powerful openings I've come across, and the next few pages are like a punch in the gut. They detail the harsh truth of the labourer's toil, rural patriarchy and an acid attack on a girl who dares to oppose tradition by choosing education over marriage.
Because I'm so hooked, because reading Marathi is slow going for me and because I was in the midst of another book, for the first time in many years I find myself reading two books simultaneously (the other one is in English). And I'm loving it.
If Marathi literature interests you, the library is on Ganpatrao Kadam Marg - very close to the Worli Naka signal. Most local shopkeepers know of it - it's been around for more than 80 years - and you can simply ask one of them for directions.
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Acá les dejo el primer libro de los hermanos Maddox "Maravilloso error" 💚
Cami es independiente y conoce de primera mano la crudeza de la vida: ha trabajado desde antes de tener edad para conducir. Ahora, entre su trabajo en el bar y las clases, Cami apenas dispone de tiempo libre... hasta que un viaje para ver a su novio se cancela y decide ir a tomar algo a The Red Dood. Antes de salir del instituo, Trenton Maddox ya ligaba con universitarias. Sus amigos querían ser como él, las mujeres querían domesticarlo. Sin embargo, un trágico accidente dio un vuelco a su vida y se vio forzado a abandonar las clases debido al sentimiento de culpa que lo invadía. Dieciocho meses más tarde Trenton trabaja a tiempo completo en un salón de tatuajes. Su vida parece estar encauzándose... hasta que ve a Cami sentada en una mesa en The Red Door.
Me gusta mucho la idea de la escritora de hace un libro de cada hermano. Podemos ir conociendo en profundidad a cada uno y enamorarnos de ellos 😍 ¿Quién no querría tener un Maddox en su vida?
Aunque me gusta el libro y Trent, no me gusta Cami. Al principio no terminaba de convencerme y cuando llega el final y definitivamente está en mi lista negra. Ya van a ver y sacar sus propias conclusiones y estar de acuerdo con ella o no.
Se lo recomiendo igual mente porque es lindo cambiar y no amar a algún personaje.
Igualmente es necesario para continuar con la saga sino no van a seguir el hilo del siguiente libro.
Ustedes que piensan de Cami? Me encanta que compartan conmigo sus opiniones.
I'm collecting books from my favorite authors for my next giveaway! Since the second book, Redemption Point, will be out in the U.S. soon, I'm adding yet another Candace Fox book to my next box. Giveaway will be taking place closer to September!
I want to make 2019 my most ambitious reading year thus far by reading other forms of literature outside of prose fiction. I've been neglecting philosophy, history, plays, science, manga and poetry. I have no problem reading philosophy, it's just that it doesn't hook me like fiction, for this reason, it can sometime be a slog to get through. I kinda prefer anime over manga, unless the anime adaptation is poor or there is no anime adaptation. My experience with plays and poetry in high school left a bad taste in my mouth and that's something I want to change this year.
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Fake dating is my favorite!
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Noah is an elderly man in a nursing home, his hands crippled by arthritis, who still every morning picks up a notebook, and carries it to his wife’s room, where he will tell her their story, hoping her Alzheimer’s won’t stop her from remembering them, even just for a little while. He makes this slow, patient journey daily, pretending to be the mysterious Duke, and waits to see her reaction, hoping for another miracle. The doctors say it is impossible, yet sometimes she remembers, for who could forget such a story?
Noah and Allie met as teenagers in the summer of 1932. She came from a world of wealth and class and Southern privilege. He was poor, a poet, and he taught her to embrace her artist's heart and pursue the things she loved.
The Notebook is a classic, powerful love story about the persistence of hope, the pursuit of love, and the presence of miracles across a lifetime and even in one’s twilight days.
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I was in a thriller funk for a couple weeks, but no longer—thanks to No Exit by @taylor.adams.author! I literally stayed up waaaaay past my bedtime to read this and it’s been a while since I’ve been that glued to a story.
What if you were snowed in at a rest stop with four other strangers? No cell service and no snowplows until morning. And what if you stumbled on a van in the parking lot that holds something horrifying—a little girl in a cage. What would you do?
I was obsessed with this story and couldn’t stop thinking about it even after I finished it. I love when a book leaves an impression on me like that. Highly recommend this one for my fellow thriller readers!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Full review posted at Read All the Crime—link in bio!
Have pre-ordered your copy?
Be sure to checkout the first in this new series.
The Games We Play Vol. 1
Sex, lies and wifi
By Jay S. Dollar
Coming in March❗❗
Now available for pre-order $2.99 or free with kindle unlimited❗❗ Smart. Beautiful. Caring. Protective... Those are the things that drive
Michelle Bledsoe. After tragedy befalls her family. Michelle along with her younger brother Calvin, find that they need each other more than they both ever knew.
Michelle, a nurse has a watchful eye for her younger brother Calvin. Calvin is known as a bit of a ladies man by the few that know him best with them coming and going at all hours and every day of the week.
Calvin along with his best friend Larry
unknowingly enter the Lion's den when they
are both faced with the consequences of the
actions of others. While Calvin is enjoying his
best life then struts this dark bronze-skinned,
green-eyed, curvy vision into Calvin's life by
the name of Nayla hell-bent on being Calvin's
everything she'll do anything to make her
dream become a reality.
While he's slowly being pulled deeper into a
deception that could cost him his life. Larry hard working, knowledgeable, loving and lied to in every way possible but loyal to the end.
Meanwhile, Michelle is left loveless and lonely.
Finds what may be a potential love that just
dropped in her lap, while surviving life on the
bloody streets of Chicago.
"You know, I get it. Being raised as a superstar must be really, really difficult for you. -- Kevin and I talk about your intricate and endless daddy issues all the time."
- Nora Sakavic, The Raven King (All for the Game, book 2)
/ that scene is my favorite 😂
Hey, fuckers, time for the announcement I announced. After many years I have finally finished my novel in Philadelphia. (Remember the one I mentioned where the woman takes revenge on her gang rapists by murdering them one by one? That's book 3 of this series.) I'm aiming for a November release, but it may take longer because it will be illustrated. Not like a children's book. More like a light novel that has no hope of becoming an anime because it's too American.
More details to follow. I hope you guys are half as excited as I am, because that would mean you are fucking stoked. (Oh, academic probation isn't canceled. It's just going to take more time and money than I thought, what with the music and the coding and coding and more coding. )
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