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does anyone else remember falling in love with Eragon, finding out about the movie, and being horribly disappointed by all of it?

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Hidden Gems of the Book World

Hidden Gems of the Book World

We have all heard of the main stream authors that we are blasted with daily on GoodReads, Litsy, and many other book sites. The “must reads” of the year are constantly being thrown in our faces, leading most of us to reading the same books. This is not to say say however, that these books are bad, many of them I have enjoyed myself. What if I told you though, that there are a number of books that…


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99 Moon Avenue || The Bookscape Book Review.


Hello bookworms, how are you cuties today??? How is life??? I miss talking to all of you but the best part is that tomorrow is my last exam and I am dancing right now. Although I am a little sad as tomorrow is my grandfathers birthday but still, I am ok. I cried a little as I miss him a lot but that’s a part of life, isn’t it??? I don’t feel like talking much today too as I feel sad so let’s just…


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<div> —  The Bookish Life of Nina Hill<br> </div><span>In public, Nina was a quiet, reserved person; in private she was an all-singing, all dancing- cavalcade of light and motion. Unless she was a quivering ball of anxiety, because that was also a frequently selected option. She was very good at hiding it, but anxiety was like her anti-superpower, the one that came out unbidden in a crisis. The Hulk gets angry; Nina got anxious.</span>
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Avec «La panse», Jérémie McEwen propose un texte de fiction poétique. Le narrateur fait la grève de la faim après une douloureuse rupture (on devine que c’était son amour d’adolescent). En arrêtant de se nourrir, il souhaite prendre ses distances avec le monde, mais aussi avec celle avec qui il a longtemps partagé ses repas. Si la panse se vide au fil de ce récit en vers libres, la pensée, elle, se remplit de souvenirs appétissants : la choucroute de grand-maman, les sandwichs aux tomates, la soupe au poisson, la bouffe de rues en voyage, la vidéo de Julia Child en train de farcir une oie de 9 livres… Graduellement, la folie semble s'installer. Jérémie McEwen, philosophe et essayiste, a déjà été rappeur et cette musicalité s’entend à la lecture de «La panse» ❤️ Vous entendrez peut-être aussi votre ventre gargouillé 😉 Extrait:

La fin de la faim, la vraie fin de la faim,

y en a pas,

tout le monde sait ça.

La fin de la faim, c’est la mort.

Elle est là tout le temps.

Essaie pas de me dire le contraire.

Quand t’es pas là, tu peux pas me contredire.


25/02/21

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Lafayette: I still say it was a li'l old cricket bug.⁠
Napoleon: Wait a minute! I’m the leader! I’ll decide what is was! It was a li'l old cricket bug⁠

happy Thursday booknerds!⁠

today’s book is:In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens⁠

I adore this movie so much!

It’s such a classic movie that I can’t remember not watching it. I’ve also figured out the recipe for CREME DE LA CREME DE LA EDGAR! 😂

Do you have a somewhat obscure movie that you love?
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Lafayette: Ainda digo que era um bug do críquete antigo.⁠
Napoleão: Espere um minuto! Eu sou o líder! Eu vou decidir o que é! Era um pequeno bug de críquete velho⁠

feliz quintas-feiras booknerds! ⁠

o livro de hoje é: In Deeper Waters de F.T. Lukens⁠

Eu adoro muito esse filme!

É um filme tão clássico que não me lembro de não ter assistido. Também descobri a receita do CREME DE LA CREME DE LA EDGAR! 😂

Você tem um filme um tanto obscuro que você ama?
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Lafayette: Sigo diciendo que fue un pequeño error de cricket.
Napoleón: ¡Espera un minuto! ¡Soy el líder! ¡Decidiré lo que fue! Era un pequeño error de cricketket

feliz jueves booknerds! ⁠

El libro de hoy es: In Deeper Waters de F.T. Lukens⁠

¡Adoro tanto esta película!

Es una película tan clásica que no recuerdo no haberla visto. ¡También descubrí la receta de CREME DE LA CREME DE LA EDGAR! 😂

¿Tienes una película algo oscura que te encanta?

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Parmi les finalistes pour le Prix des libraires du Québec 2021, catégorie poésie: «Pendant que Perceval tombait», quatrième livre de Tania Langlais. Dans ce recueil, la poète nous raconte la mort de la grande romancière Virginia Woolf («le plus beau suicide de la littérature anglaise»), mais aussi celle de Perceval, personnage énigmatique de son roman Les vagues. D’une grande beauté 💚 Extrait:

les vertèbres rompues

mieux qu’à cheval

je te porte en moi

comme une désolation

je corrige la mer

et la répétition :

je m’en viens

doucement

t’ouvrir le ciel

avec un vilebrequin


24/02/21

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5/100 Days of Productivity | 25.02.21

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The way that I didn’t do anything productive today 😌

I mean, I did join a zoom seminar… only to leave 15 minutes into it because ✨breakout groups✨

Take this as your reminder that you don’t need to do something productive everyday. Take care of yourselves guyss 🥰

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Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.

Joseph conrad

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Don’t try to please everyone, there will be people who’ll always find a way to criticise. You be sure of what you are doing, be true to yourself. Perhaps listen to them and be mindful if you want to keep that advice or not. After all, your thought process matters more than their opinions.

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Here is another one from @onipress to put on your radar!

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Thank you so much to Oni Press, @netgalley , and Author Rodney Barnes for the gifted copy of Quincredible Vol. 1: Quest To Be The Best.

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Synopsis from the publisher: Invulnerability is a pretty useless superpower if you’ve only got a one-hundred pound frame to back it up. That’s what Quinton West’s life became when he went from small guy who got beat up to small guy who can’t get hurt after the meteor shower dubbed “The Event” gifted him the power of invulnerability but no other powers to compliment it. But there’s more to Quin than meets the eye, and after some encouragement from his new mentor―a local New Orleans–based superhero named Glow―Quin realizes that he can use his quirky hobby of creating Rube Goldberg devices to outsmart the opposition. But being a hero paints a target on your back, and Quin’s got to risk it all to join the ranks of the superheroes he looks up to. It’s a good thing he can take a punch.

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There was a lot to love about this graphic novel including a diverse cast of characters, a neat origin story, a strong emphasis on current events and racial injustice. It did feel a bit lean though in certain details.

I would have loved more on Quinn’s journey from discovering his superpower to the place where he is using his power to fight evil. Basically it was missing the whole training in an empty warehouse montage where the superhero perfects their skills. Overall though I loved the story, and am eager to read what happens next in vol.2. Due to the violence in this one I would classify it as YA to adult, but not for middle grade readers.

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Who is your favorite superhero? Are you more of a DC or marvel universe fan?

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Have you ever wondered how the monsters of literature and mythology were thought up in the first place? What if all of this female monsters in Greek mythology are just the response men of that time had when their fragile egos were threatened by strong and powerful women?

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Thank you to @librofm and to @beaconpress for the gifted ALC of Women and Other Monsters by Jess Zimmerman!

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Synopsis from the publisher: The folklore that has shaped our dominant culture teems with frightening female creatures. In our language, in our stories (many written by men), we underline the idea that women who step out of bounds–who are angry or greedy or ambitious, who are overtly sexual or not sexy enough–aren’t just outside the norm. They’re unnatural. Monstrous. But maybe, the traits we’ve been told make us dangerous and undesirable are actually our greatest strengths.

Through fresh analysis of eleven female monsters, including Medusa, the Harpies, the Furies, and the Sphinx, Jess Zimmerman takes us on an illuminating feminist journey through mythology. She guides women (and others) to reexamine their relationships with traits like hunger, anger, ugliness, and ambition, teaching readers to embrace a new image of the female hero: one that looks a lot like a monster, with the agency and power to match. Often, women try to avoid the feeling of monstrousness, of being grotesquely alien, by tamping down those qualities that we’re told fall outside the bounds of natural femininity. But monsters also get to do what other female characters–damsels, love interests, and even most heroines–do not. Monsters get to be complete, unrestrained, and larger than life. Today, women are becoming increasingly aware of the ways rules and socially constructed expectations have diminished us. After seeing where compliance gets us–harassed, shut out, and ruled by predators–women have never been more ready to become repellent, fearsome, and ravenous.

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This book read like part memoir, and part fresh take on Greek mythology, and I was 💯 here for it. I loved Jess Zimmerman’s honest and unflinchingly look at issues that have confronted women since the beginning.

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The Border | A.H. Lee

The Border by A.H. Lee, essentially part 2 of #TheKnightandtheNecromancer is frustrating at first and gets more satisfying as you go along. #Bookreview

The Border (The Knight and the Necromancer #2) by A.H. Lee published 23 March 2020Roland and Sairis have escaped from a traumatic assassination attempt, solved the mystery of their attacker, and enjoyed plenty of heavy petting along the way. Roland knows that it’s too soon for love, but he feels like he’s falling head over heels.However, in the final moments when their attacker is revealed,…


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02/25/21 - ig: theacadominique

Finally got around to doing the five finger book stack challenge I saw on bookstagram 👋🏽

👍🏽 - book you always give a thumbs up

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt 🐦 The writing! The twists! The characters! Everything!

👆🏽 - book you always recommend

The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño 🔍 Highly recommend this for people who like dark academia literature (a genre that features teenagers/young adults who let their obsession with their studies end in a tragedy, lots of yearning and unrequited love usually).

🖕🏽 - book you hated

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger 🤢 Could not relate to Holden Caulfield when I read the book in high school!

💍 - character you’d marry

I identify as amBIsextrous 💖💜💙, so I’d marry either Kaz Brekker or Nina Zenik from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.

🤚🏽 - book you promise to get to

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas 🌹 Somebody remind me to buy the book next time I ask for recommendations on my story because I ALWAYS forget to get a copy of this book.

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