“a reader lives a thousand lives before he dies” #georgerrmartin how has your day gone? we have a tiny chance for snow today!! i hope it does so i can take some pictures.
i hope you like another mirror pic! i have this idea and this is close-ish but not spot on. i’ll have to keep trying until i can really create the image in my head. do you gave picture ideas you have trouble accomplishing?
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“he wanted to care, he wanted to care so badly, but there was this gap between what he felt and what he wanted to feel, a space where something important had been carved out.”
i have been feeling horribly uninspired lately and wondering about making a change, but i am at a loss as to what it would be. taking pictures this past weekend was sort of a chore and i couldn’t find the excitement i normally have. i truly love this community and all of the creativity, so i’m hoping the spark will come back soon.
huge hugs to @kiki_kenz for sending me this gorgeous and signed uk copy of vicious. i can’t wait to read it.
day 16 #janbookstagram18: top of the tbr #ampersand2018: hangover
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“the way of the knight: they who love courage and honor best, let them study diligently to become knights. for knighthood is the best, the bravest, and the most valiant calling, requiring not only masterful horsemanship and the ability to fight with lance, sword, and mace, but also love of chivalry and nobility as a protector of the poor and defender of the weak. it is no easy task, yet be of good cheer, for in this book the would-be squire will find all he needs to guide him.” .
the nine rules of knighthood: .
✨be courageous in battle and in life; do not avoid the difficult or dangerous, but face it and deal with it. .
✨be just to all, especially those who owe you service and who look to you as an example.
✨be generous, not only to other knights, and despise the hoarding of money for its own sake.
✨help the helpless, and free them from evildoers.
✨be true to your word once given, and always speak the truth as you see it.
✨obey your lord and king in everything.
✨respect and honor women always
✨never refuse a challenge, nor turn your back on a foe unless ordered to do so.
✨always guard the honor of fellow knights and keep the faith. .
i kind of feel like many of these rules should just be kept by everyone. haha. .
if you’ve been around these parts for awhile, you’ll have seen dragonology, wizardology, and pirateology on my feed plenty of times. these “ology” books are some of my favorite additions to my wizard’s library, and i was thrilled to receive a review copy of knightology from @candlewickpress. i already knew i would love it, since i’ve loved the books for years. along with maps, illustrations, some of the information included is about squire training, arms and armor, a knight’s horse and castle, jousts and tournaments, and hero knights from history and legends. .
i like these books because of all the fold and pull out papers, maps, letters etc. it’s just fun to open up these books and have so much to discover. .
what kind of things do you like learning about?
Happy release day to a treacherous curse by @deannaraybourn!! ✨ #prhpartner .
today i teamed up with @berkleypub to celebrate the release of the third book in the #veronicaspeedwell series! this series takes place in london in the 1800s and sounds so incredible! i’m super excited to binge all three books! 🤓🖤📖
as colorful and unfettered as the butterflies she collects, victorian adventuress veronica speedwell can’t resist the allure of an exotic mystery—particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague, stoker. his former expedition partner has vanished from an archaeological dig with a priceless diadem unearthed from the newly discovered tomb of an egyptian princess. this disappearance is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued the controversial expedition, and rumors abound that the curse of the vengeful princess has been unleashed as the shadowy figure of anubis himself stalks the streets of london.
but the perils of an ancient curse are not the only challenges veronica must face as sordid details and malevolent enemies emerge from stoker’s past. caught in a tangle of conspiracies and threats—and t****t into the public eye by an enterprising new foe—veronica must separate facts from fantasy to unravel a web of duplicity that threatens to cost stoker everything....
Another snow day home with my kiddo today. i’m thinking hot chocolate and guardians of the galaxy vol. 2 will make this day complete. 🙌🏻
💬have you watched #guardiansofthegalaxyvol2? who’s your favorite character? mine is little #groot. definitely groot. 😍
gorgeous #woodmark by @inkandwonder.designs!
releasing january 19th. the first in a three part mc series. all will be standalones with interconnected characters and all will be safe. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥cover reveal 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
💥💥💥💥💥💥 ryker 💥💥💥💥💥💥 model: stuart reardon, professional athlete and model
photographer: franggy yanez photography
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ride. protect. defend.
anna kloss grew up as a smart girl in the sinister knights motorcycle club, an above-the-law group of misfits that fights to safeguard the women of their town. straddling both worlds, she's lived the last few years in a college dorm, losing herself in the promise of her future and trying to forget the lost love of her past.
as vice president of the sinister knights, ryker beckett has proven his dedication and loyalty by sitting in a county jail cell for three years for saving one woman from a nightmarish assault. the woman. the only one who matters. prez's young, innocent, and untouched daughter, anna.
but now, ryker is back, his sights set on reconnecting with the woman who occupied every minute of his thoughts while he was away. anna's all grown up, but she’s still the only one he can't have, the only one he craves... is she ready for this giant, rough-around-the-edges biker to protect and defend her forever?
warning: ryker is hard in all the right places—a tall, tattooed drink of water sitting on a powerful engine. he's got his mind on one woman only, and when he sees her again, he's determined to get her bred and on his bike for their sultry ride into the sunset.
The morning i travel there more i read. was able to finish one book and start another on my way back from idaho. and i'm so in love with my new book "the power" by naomi alderman. can't wait till the weekend when i can spend some solid time enjoying it.
Happy thursday, friends! i have a kindle unlimited 30 day free trial courtesy of my husband's amazon account, so i'm diving into some romance novels! i'm not a huge romance reader, but there's no particular reason. i always enjoy a light, happy read, and romance is all about the heas (happily ever after 😉).
have you ever used kindle unlimited? thoughts?
so far, the lilac bouquet is dripping with southern charm, which totally makes up for some of its cheesiness. plus, it's romance, and romance, whether real life or fiction, is supposed to be a little cheesy!