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🎄📚for the merriest of holidays, here's a gift guide for all the book lovers in your life.📚🎄lots of new books about books came out this year and we show you some of our favorites. and gift cards are always a great idea!📚ho! ho! ho!🎄 #wyomingchristmas #christmas2018 #booksonbooks

comment 1 star 29 3 days ago

December 6: best book of 2018 ❤️📚❤️
how could i choose, really?
1) dear madam president (2018) by jennifer palmieri- good book for coping with loss and despair(via an election or otherwise). 2)bless me ultima (1972) by rudolfo anaya - i am upset i didn’t read this in school. it’s a beautiful book. #chicanxlit 3) a higher loyalty (2018) by james comey. informative and helpful to know that there were honest and seemingly good people in our government even if they where/ are still blinded by their own privilege. #decemberreflections2018 #bookstagram #thegreatamericanread

comment 2 star 9 3 days ago

December 06. best book of 2018 // i’ve been going thru @pbs “great american read” list to fill in some classics & others i’ve missed along the way. not sure why it took me so long to read a tree grows in brooklyn. i felt a fondness for this story & francie, as the story takes place in the same years & a few streets over from where my great grandparents grew up in greenpoint & worked in the factories. coincidentally their names were frank & frances. a few other books from this year that make the cut were the shack & commonwealth. i’ve also begun reading @stephenking which i avoided for so long not being a fan of the themes, but his prose are too good to miss. in a day & age where anyone can be a writer, i appreciate the ones who actually are. it was a lighter reading year as i only got thru about 17 titles, but some were longer, deeper, grittier stories i had to sit with for a bit. i think i used to be in a race to read as much as possible but i’m trying to make sure i really absorb what i’m getting now. #decemberreflections2018 #thegreatamericanread

comment 4 star 24 4 days ago

What a colorful, pretty, eyecatching cover! 💕 and it’s a big book! exploration of 100 of the best loved novels of all time as featured on pbs’s “the great american read”. (and this book even smells good! seriously! 🥰 ) it would make an amazing gift or coffee table book! ☕️📚
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comment 2 star 84 4 days ago

If it hadn't been for pbs's #thegreatamericanread, i probably would've never found @sistersouljah's the coldest winter ever. a family drama, coming of age tale, the story of winter santiaga, 16 going on 17 at the turn of the 21st century in brooklyn. an #ownvoices novel before people even knew what a hashtag was. if you've seen new jack city or watched the wire, or are familiar with similar stories about making it in the drug game, you can guess the outcome, but you've never heard it from the point of view of 16 year old girl. i could not stop reading, the last half was completely reviting. "to every action there is a reaction. when it comes back to you, the depth of your tragedy will be even greater than the wrongs you perpetrated. " ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ / 5
loved.
must read.

comment 0 star 10 1 weeks ago

Staying in my favorite era for now and crossing off another off the #thegreatamericanread list with #thebookthief by @markuszusak
i’m curious to read this book which is written from the pov of death. will it make it or break it for me? i’ve heard mixed views about it. any other books on your tbr you are trying to finish before 2018 ends? @aaknopf

comment 8 star 114 2 weeks ago

Giveaway officially closed. thank you all for entering!
let’s keep the giveaway party going, shall we? ‘tis the season, after all! 🎉 yesterday marked my 150th instagram post. as i’ve mentioned before, joining instagram and reading fiction for fun were two of my 2018 new year’s resolutions, but i never thought i’d stick with either resolution this long. and i never imagined i would get to know so many amazing people from all over as a result! i am so very grateful. 📚🎄📚
one lucky winner will win a brand-new copy of the great american read: the book of books by pbs & a three-dimensional book-themed ornament by hallmark. (this ornament is so awesome, i wish my cat would let me have a tree! 😊) these items are not sponsored and were purchased by yours truly! 🎄📚🎄
to enter you must:
(1) like this post
(2) follow me (don’t be a scrooge and follow/unfollow)
(3) tag a friend or friends in the comments
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bonus entries: share this post on your stories and tag me so i see it. you can do this as many times as you’d like. (the last giveaway winner had the second most bonus entries of all entrants.)
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now for the fine print: this giveaway is not affiliated with instagram, hatchette book group, pbs, or hallmark. giveaway starts 11/30 and ends at 11:59 p.m. cst 12/4. winner will be chosen at random and notified via stories as well as the comment section of this post. winner has 48 hours to respond with a us mailing address or else the prize will be forfeit. this is an oversized book so sorry no overseas shipping. good luck! 🍀 📚🎄📚
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comment 87 star 203 2 weeks ago

Have a brewtiful day!💛💙


a tree grows in brooklyn is an artful, coming of age story about the nolans, an impoverished brooklyn family living in the first two decades of the 1900s. the book begins with eleven year old francie nolan describing how she sells scrap metal for penny candy and enjoys reading in the hidden nook of a tree. francie is forced to grow up quickly to financially contribute to her family. still, she shares stories of her love-crazy aunt's endless wish for a child and her own brush with scandal. the book is artfully written to circle back to how it was begun. i understand why booknerds fall in love with francie and this book. francie is like all of us--she rather read a book or write than be surrounded by friends. i loved this book and am so happy i finally read it!










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comment 3 star 118 2 weeks ago

Classics!
which one is your favourite?
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it's been a while since i read the outsiders, grade eight, maybe? but i remember being enthralled and captivated with the whole soc vs. greasers rivalry. and the fact that the author was a youngster herself when she wrote the novel. the movie didn't disappoint, either👍
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i only read to k**l a mockingbird last year, with one of the kiddos i work with.
spoiler alert: i am very happy, and not at all surprised, that this one won the great american read. it's such a timeless classic that has touched the hearts of so many generations📚
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i think my favourite among the three, however, is the great gatsby. i didn't read this one til fourth year university (i know, what the heck was wrong with my high school and not teaching the classics?) the hedonistic imagery of the 1920s had me hooked🍾
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#classics #thegreatamericanread #pbs #sehinton #theoutsiders #fscottfitzgerald #thegreatgatsby #tokillamockingbird #harperlee #bookishbabe #bookish #bookphotography #bookcovers #covers #bookcommunity #bookfeaturepage #booklover #ilovebooks #booklover #readingissexy #readmore #goodreads #readreadread #booksbooksbooks #readersunite #homeschool #nosestuckinabook

comment 8 star 93 2 weeks ago

Check out these new ones i received this week!
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shot in the heart, mikal gilmore
party monster, james st. james
beloved, toni morrison
*i purchased these ones from @russellbooksvictoria.
beloved's been on my wish list since i saw it on the great american read and the other two are true crime.
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understanding phonology, carlos gussenhoven & haike jacobs
*i have an interest in linguistics and this one was less than $6 on amazon, so i picked it up!
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breakfast at tiffany's, truman capote
*this one has also been on my wish list for some time and it was also less than $6 on amazon, so i had to order it!
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#truecrime #thriller #shotintheheart #mikalgilmore #partymonster #thegreatamericanread #beloved #tonimorrison #phonology #linguistics #breakfastattiffantys #trumancapote #tbr #toberead #tobereadpile #stacks #stacked #ilovebooks #ferns #plants #plantsandbooks #booklover #readingissexy #readmore #goodreads #readreadread #booksbooksbooks #readersunite #homeschool #nosestuckinabook

comment 3 star 102 2 weeks ago

Just posted on how this book and 2 others got my husband back into reading again. #bookstagram #dune #bookstagrammer #thegreatamericanread #sciencefiction

comment 0 star 15 3 weeks ago

I so enjoyed following along with @greatamericanreadpbs this summer and i couldn’t have been happier at america’s choice... to k**l a mockingbird by harper lee.
a truly american book, i read it for the first time with my parents and then we watched and loved the movie with gregory peck (who will always be atticus)! it’s a timeless story and if you’ve never read it i can’t recommend it enough! -
#thegreatamericanread #greatamericanread #greatamericanreadpbs #tokillamockingbird #americasfavoritebook #harperlee #scoutfinch #atticusfinch #jemfinch #ivoted
#stilllifebooks #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bibliophiles #bookcover #hardcover #bookworms #booklovin #biblio #tbr #stillifebooks

comment 12 star 120 3 weeks ago

Today i found an article about #thegreatamericanread in which we can take a look at a list of 100 favorite books in america. 7 thousand of people chose books they love or books which affect their lives. all the books had to be published in english. and what is so cool about it? look at no. 2! #outlander #dianagabaldon

comment 0 star 34 3 weeks ago

@_the_bookish_blonde_ i’m late to join, and i’m not sure i’ll be able to keep up; but i’m going to try to join in the group reading little women this month. i love the movie, but i’ve never actually read alcott’s classic book. so i’m looking forward to digging in, especially since it ended up #8 in #thegreatamericanread this fall! (the version pictured here is the 1985 reader’s digest edition that i checked out from my local library.) #littlewomennov

comment 2 star 34 3 weeks ago

I was inspired to read the joy luck club by the description from the @pbs program #thegreatamericanread. it was really wonderful to read in the shadow of the crazy rich asian books as it deals with the familial aspects of immigrant’s stories but from a much different perspective. i’m still remarkably behind on my #readingchallenge2018 and it will be a #christmasmiracle if i make it! 26/40

comment 2 star 12 3 weeks ago