Birthday reading over brunch😊❤️
Birthday reading over brunch😊❤️
Birthday reading over brunch😊❤️
This is genuinely one of the best things I've ever read; I'm not even sure how to put it into words. Everything about it is so stunningly powerful; to be honest I'm a bit (read: very much) in awe
Next up! #JumpStart2023
It is bold to start this one so early on in my 100 book challenge but it looks so good and I am determined💪😂
A gorgeously bookish day with @Emilymdxn 😍
@MatchlessMarie I want you to know that Heartstopper has taken over my entire soul. I have already bought the 2nd one (despite them being available for free online because I simply must own them all) and I've watched the Netflix series about 5 times over😂 #AuldLangSpine @monalyisha
I quite liked this but I wasn't as invested in it as I would have expected to be! I could see that there was a real connection between Carol and Therese but somehow I just didn't feel it
I think I'll watch the film some time soon as I'd be keen to find out what I make of that!
That is another book read for this year - 3 down, 97 to go! AND my first #bookspin book of the year! @TheAromaofBooks
This made my little bi heart siiiiing and I didn't want it to end!!😍 It was so cute - I loved it🥰 And that's my 2nd book read of the year and another square ticked off for #BookSpinBingo😁
#auldlangspine @monalyisha @MatchlessMarie #JumpStart2023
'February rolled around. The philosophy professor's unwavering concern for Martians came to strike me as eccentric, even troubling. For the benefit of the Martians, we spent hours trying to put things like metaphor and malapropism into logic notation.'
Currently over 100 pages in to my first book of the year😊 Happy reading everyone🙌
My pick for #foodandlit January 2023 - Uganda!
Jennifer Nansubaga Makumbi is a Ugandan novelist (with links to Lancaster University - I was born in Lancaster!!) who according to Goodreads lives in Manchester (near to where I grew up!)🙌 It's about a Ugandan girl called Kirabo and seems to be set in Uganda too😊
I have decided that my goodreads goal will be to read 100 books in 2023 - very bold given this year I was just short of 40 hahaha but it will be fun trying!! I'll need to read about 8 books in Jan to be on track😂
I am going to be posting my #bookspinbingo list soon & I'll also be taking part in #foodandlit in Jan (at least)😁
Ladies and gentlemen, she has finally FINISHED!!
I looooooved it - the world that Tolkien builds is so impressive and I love hobbits so much, bless their little souls🥰
Now to decide what to read next!
'Great trees passed by like ghosts, thrusting their twisted thirsty roots through the mist down into the water.'
2023 reading goals!
I will be setting a specific number of books I want to try to read in 2023 on NYE, but more generally speaking I just want to keep reading as much as I can! I also want to take part in a few different Litsy events - like #BookSpinBingo every month with @TheAromaofBooks ✅️
@DieAReader @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES
'For such is the way of it: to find and lose, as it seems to those whose boat is on the running stream. But I count you blessed, Gimli son of Glóin: for your loss you suffer of your own free will, and you might have chosen otherwise.'
'She shone like a window of glass upon a far hill in the westering sun, or as a remote lake seen from a mountain: a crystal fallen in the lap of the land.'
#WinterReadathon I truly AM going to finish Fellowship today because I only have about 20 pages left now😍
'All the while that they dwelt there the sun shone clear, save for a gentle rain that fell at times, and passed away leaving all things fresh and clean. The air was cool and soft, as if it were early spring, yet they felt about them the deep and thoughtful quiet of winter. It seemed to them that they did little but eat and drink and rest, and walk among the trees; and it was enough.'
'"What did you blush for, Sam?" said Pippin. "You soon broke down. Anyone would have thought you had a guilty conscience. I hope it was nothing worse than a wicked plot to steal one of my blankets."'
'With a terrible cry the Balrog fell forward, and its shadow plunged down and vanished. But even as it fell it swung its whip, and the thongs lashed and curled about the wizard's knees, dragging him to the brink. He staggered and fell, grasped vainly at the stone, and slid into the abyss. "Fly, you fools!" he cried, and was gone.'
Is there REALLY a more iconic scene?? I think not
I haven't actually read this book but I've heard a fair amount of chatter about it; I thought I'd have a listen to this little podcast ep as I put on some make up😊
Has anyone read this?? What did you reckon?
'As if it were a breath that came in through unseen doors out of deep places, dread came over him.'
So I still didn't finish Fellowship yesterday & I started feeling bad & guilty about that...but I didn't finish because I was relaxing/eating/chatting with my family, so how silly of my brain to try to make me feel guilty about it😂
Anywho, maybe I'll finish Fellowship today, maybe I won't - either is okay😊 The goal is to enjoy reading however much I end up doing of it❤️
'Yet Frodo began to hear, or to imagine that he heard, something else: like the faint fall of soft bare feet. It was never loud enough, or near enough, for him to feel certain that he heard it; but once it had started it never stopped, while the Company was moving. But it was not an echo, for when they halted it pattered on for a little all by itself, and then grew still.'
'Hobbits must stick together, especially Bagginses. All I ask in return is: take as much care of yourself as you can, and bring back all the news you can, and any old songs and tales you can come by.'
I didn't finish Fellowship yesterday but I now only have ~120 pages left so I'm hopeful that I can today!
I want to listen to a bookish podcast & start another book today too!
'I have crossed many mountains and many rivers, and trodden many plains, even into the far countries of Rhûn and Harad where the stars are strange.'
'All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken:
The crownless again shall be king.'
'They spoke no more of the small news of the Shire far away, nor of the dark shadows and perils that encompassed them, but of the fair things they had seen in the world together, of the Elves, of the stars, of trees, and the gentle fall of the bright year in the woods.'