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‘it’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.’ - anne shirley (my favourite!)
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i firmly believe in the power of positive thinking and in deciding to have a good time despite not ideal situations. but, it can be so hard to redirect/distract my brain because as anne shirley also said, ‘i can’t cheer up — i don’t want to cheer up. it’s nicer to be miserable!’. but other days, i buck up and make my favourite summer treat of chocolate covered blueberries and watch a storm b**w in because ‘one can’t stay sad very long in such an interesting world, can one?’ (you guessed it, my b***m friend, a.s.)
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share your favourite way to be cheered up! or something that shines a bit of light on your bad days.
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comment 50 star 562 4 hours ago

What is your dream place to live and why?
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as some of you might know, i am kinda obsessed with the idea of living in new zealand. middle earth might have something to do with that.😂
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now, regarding this image, i know some of you might think two things:

first: 'james, that boat is clearly too small for you! it would sink. plus, we should see your legs. it is completely unrealistic!'
well, it might amaze you, but the boat is elvish so no, it won't sink! second, you know how in the flinstones you could see their legs under the car, helping it move forward? well, it is the same here. this is actually a rivendell-flinstone patented design so don't try to copy it or you might get sued. i hear elrond has some nasty (and immortal) lawyers.👔 second: 'james, what is with that shake cup in your hand?'
well, i really wanted to participate in @whalar 's #objectproject_cocktail but i am too much of an adventurer for fancy cocktails. so i brought my cocktail mix with me on a boat in new zealand. i know, epic idea.😂
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anyway, hope your week is going well, guys! stay funny!
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comment 569 star 21,252 13 hours ago

What‘s a book you really want to read but never seem to pick up?
these are definitely the two jinxed reads on my tbr 😭 i’m intimidated by ministry of utmost happiness (i’ve been told it’s emotionally and politically dense), and i feel i need the proper mood for i am, i am, i am since it’s a memoir and my first by o’farrell.
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quick note: some of you may know i’m traveling with my dad right now. this means it’s harder than usual for me to reply to comments and dms, so please be a little patient and give me some time 🙈 i promise i’ll reply to everyone - i haven’t even read most dms because my wifi is a bit weak when i’m on the move. i look forward to discussing books with you! 😻♥️

comment 41 star 1,782 11 hours ago


→ throwin’ it ahead this thursday ; i just can’t wait for fall!
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⊰ q o t d: what are you looking forward to in fall?
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bit of a hectic week ♡ family member in the hospital ( —- she’s doing better, recovering from surgery so fingers crossed) and a lot going on at work. i’m trying to get through multiple books at the moment because i’m moving at a pace that allows me to keep up with them and so i’m not counting myself out for the month of august. ps ; this is my new color scheme ! slightly darker, a little warmer, and what i think is more cozier. i just couldn’t hold off until it was officially fall! hope all of you are doing amazinggg!
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comment 27 star 447 5 hours ago

Good afternoon and happy friday! ✨☕️
here’s another lovely little collection of hardcover books. i’ve read all of them except daphne du maurier’s mary anne (with the green and gold spine) and i’ve also thrown in some that i’ve had for quite a while - including my oldest alice in wonderland edition which was given to me as a baby! and the teapot is a family heirloom of j’s 💖
which books do you see here that you’d like to read?

comment 7 star 127 1 hour ago

Can you believe that to all the boys i’ve loved before hits @netflix in just two days?! my friend hayley texted me yesterday about it, and since i totally don’t know what day it is anymore (but i can tell you how many days/hours/minutes til my due date, just fyi) i was so excited! definitely going to try to talk andrew into a slightly cheesy ya romcom movie night on a friday 🍿💞😍 who else will be watching?!

comment 39 star 1,297 Yesterday

I have about 70 pages left in a place for us (i got to part four last night!) and i just never want it to end. i have come to love the characters so much and felt like i have learned so much about the values they hold as a family, which in turn has me reflecting a lot on my family and our values and dynamics. ⠀

what are you reading and loving this week??⠀
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comment 19 star 627 Yesterday

Did you set a reading goal for this year? how are you doing at it so far?
at the beginning of this year, i said i wanted to read 80 books with the majority of them being fantasy. so far, i've read 48 books, with *almost* all of them being fantasy/sci &fi but i am still one book behind on my goal.
i'm in a love/hate relationship with setting a goal for a particular number of books to read in a year. on one hand, i like the challenge and having something to achieve but on the other hand, when i'm behind, i kinda feel pressure to read faster/read more. plus, whenever i go on goodreads, i kinda feel like it's yelling at me and i'm like "i get it, goodreads, i'm slacking. just calm down." 🙈😂
but whether, i have a goal or not, i still love keeping track of what i'm reading, which is why i created a novel companion, and more specifically, this blank bookshelf page. (there are still some books available in my shop, btw)
i really really really love how @abelleinabookshop has decorated her bookshelf page. 😍😍😍 she's definitely inspired me to get my colored pencils out and get creative with mine!
beautiful photo from @abelleinabookshop

comment 147 star 8,321 2 days ago

My tbr cart, see any books you’d like to read? 😻
i’ve written an article for @onfrolic in which i share the story of how i ended up getting a tbr cart ♥️ i also talk about the fun reasons to get one for yourself + a few lovely bookstagrammers who have carts shared their thoughts on how they use theirs! 😻 link is in bio - it would mean the world to me if you checked it out and told me if you’d seriously consider getting a cart 🌝♥️

comment 66 star 3,929 2 days ago


“when everyone knows you’re a monster, you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing.”
—leigh bardugo, six of crows
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hey loves! 🌻
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qotd: is there a book you started out disliking but by the end you loved it?!
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full disclosure: i almost dnf’d six of crows 😳🙈 the first time i read it i hated it in the beginning. about halfway through i told myself i would give it 50 more pages and then i was giving up (and this was even before i joined bookstagram and knew about the hype). but the next thing i knew it was over and i loved it 😂🖤
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#bookishfunaugust | plot twists
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i probably won’t be around much the next few days because my brother is getting married this weekend, but i’ll try to post and reply to comments if/when i can! ☺️ i hope you all have a good friday and weekend! 💗
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comment 8 star 114 1 hour ago

Good afternoon and happy friday! ✨☕️
here’s another lovely little collection of hardcover books. i’ve read all of them except daphne du maurier’s mary anne (with the green and gold spine) and i’ve also thrown in some that i’ve had for quite a while - including my oldest alice in wonderland edition which was given to me as a baby! and the teapot is a family heirloom of j’s 💖
which books do you see here that you’d like to read?

comment 7 star 127 1 hour ago

Set in india and america girls burn brighter is about a once-in-a-lifetime friendship between two girls who are driven apart but never stop trying to find one another again.
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when poornima first meets savitha, she feels something she thought she lost for good when her mother died: hope. poornima's father hires savitha to work one of their sari looms, and the two girls are quickly drawn to one another. savitha is even more impoverished than poornima, but she is full of passion and energy. she shows poornima how to find beauty in a bolt of indigo cloth, a bowl of yogurt rice and bananas, the warmth of friendship. suddenly their indian village doesn't feel quite so claustrophobic, and poornima begins to imagine a life beyond the arranged marriage her father is desperate to lock down for her. but when a devastating act of cruelty drives savitha away, poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known to find her friend again. her journey takes her into the darkest corners of india's underworld, on a harrowing cross-continental journey, and eventually to an apartment complex in seattle. alternating between the girls’ perspectives as they face relentless obstacles, girls burn brighter introduces two heroines who never lose the hope that burns within them. .
shobha rao tackles the most urgent issues facing women today: domestic abuse, human trafficking, immigration, and feminism.
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comment 0 star 26 1 hour ago

Buku apa yang selama ini selalu ada di to-be-read list tapi nggak juga kesampean buat dibaca?

aku, pride and prejudice. 😂😂 sebagai penggemar romance kadang aku suka malu kalo ketauan belum pernah baca bukunya jane austen ini. 😶🙈
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berhubung belakangan lagi rajin baca historical romance, aku pikir kenapa gak sekalian baca pride and prejudice aja. 😌
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have a nice (long) weekend, guys. 😊

comment 16 star 55 1 hour ago

No one tell my husband that i bought more books after i already packed nine boxes worth. #booknerd #bookstagram #becauseofreading #itsnothoardingitsbooks #bookshopping #bargainshopping #cheapbooks #librarybooksale #sorrynotsorry

comment 0 star 6 1 hour ago

❤️ #revealbookbox ❤️
woo hoo! check out my august reveal book box!
i get so excited each month waiting for the mailman! ❤️...
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👉 see bio for insta-link to subscribe 👈
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i get the four-book subscription and the anticipation of waiting to find out which signed books will be in my box is so exciting. and the swag is awesome too! my reading cave smells so good from the delicious candles. this month i received autographed books from two of my favorite authors along with two that are on my tbr!
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it's so comforting to know that they carefully read every author submission before selecting which books to include so i always know that i'm gonna get something worth reading and a book i'll be proud to display on my bookshelves.
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it's also nice to know that i'm getting a bargain. the cost of my subscription is less than the value of the items in my box. i've been a subscriber for a long time and it just gets better and better. me and my bestie, @tbartley86, love to track our packages and wait for the mailman to show up. then we take photos and compare boxes. yes, we are sometimes jealous if one of us gets what the other wanted, but then maybe it will be in the next box, right? -
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comment 1 star 98 1 hour ago

10:10pm on a thursday night in new orleans. just finished “everything i never told you,” ordered a scotch, and now in the early pages of “dear tolstoy, yours gandhi” while i wait for the next band to start up at @spottedcatmusicclub

comment 2 star 17 1 hour ago

Hello !
i'm currently reading h**o deus and i quite like it for now ! i don't know what i'll read after that. too many books are waiting for me haha !
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comment 6 star 123 4 days ago

I'm still trying to get through my cousin rachel for book club, but new podcast up! there is a fair amount of whine in this one. i can’t get into circe, gayle is tired of sociopath husbands. are all of the books victim p**n or female revenge fantasies? there a lot of bad man books. send halp! gayle’s big book purge. we briefly revisit gayle’s love of inappropriate relationships. also, all the books have floral covers. what's going on? link in profile, and happy friday!

comment 1 star 9 2 hours ago

This is a book series that i still have to check out.
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comment 1 star 31 2 hours ago

Happy happy weekend everyone! enjoy your eid holidays! let us know what you’re reading during the holidays! ♥️♥️♥️♥️

comment 1 star 20 2 hours ago

“it wasn't until i started reading and found books they wouldn't let us read in school that i discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else.” ― john waters
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good morning bookworms! it’s 5 am and guess who’s off to work on a weekend? i am!! talk about dedication! lol. latest bookstaphere update: i posted a review of what to say next by julie buxbaum on the blog. hopefully, i manage to post two more overdue reviews this week, will keep you guys updated! what’s up friends? what are your weekend plans? any holiday adventures you guys are looking forward to? .
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jummah mubarak and have a beautiful friday ahead! .
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comment 1 star 105 2 hours ago

"i know this is fake alright?. i know that we'll probably never see each other after monday. but that doesn't mean that my attraction to you right now isn't very very f*****g real"

i had high expectations from this book because of the blurb (yes! fake-couples-fell-in-love is one of my favorite contemporary storyline) i'm just sad that this wasn't what i had expected. i was bored halfway through the book that i ended up skipping pages. there were just too much going on that i didn't feel the part where they fell for each other.

i gave it three stars because there were still other things that i enjoyed from this book - one of which is it's humor. the dialogues/exchanges between its characters are humorous that i believe a lot of you will enjoy.
speaking of skipping pages, do you do that all the time?

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comment 0 star 12 3 hours ago

Warmer days are coming for australia! im happy to say that i see spring coming and i cannot wait! its been a short winter (i think we have been blessed with a kind winter) but i do miss the wind, on spring days where it perfectly evens out the sun 🌞😌 bring it on! plus, spring always makes me feel better so thats a double bonus!! 💛

what are you looking forward to in the next few months? 🧡

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comment 1 star 15 3 hours ago

How do you feel about fake relationship tropes?. .

good evening babes! sorry for the late night post! it’s been a long day and i forgot i had today’s shot ready to go! fake relationships! i’ve never really given them much of a chance outside of this amaze balls read by @monicamurphyauthor! one week girlfriend was so good! i think i’m gonna reread this entire series some time soon and maybe give some more in this same trope a try one day!. .

ps: don’t forget that @bookbeau has her august preorder up and ready to go on the site! all the blood, gore, and zombies at your fingertips in time for halloween! click the link in my bio to shop til you drop and don’t forget to use enamored15 for 15% off your purchase!. .
day 16: fake relationship
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comment 6 star 90 3 hours ago