Below Northern Lights by Ashlee Cowles

Below Northern LightsTitle: Below Northern Lights

Author: Ashlee Cowles

Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5 Stars)

Release Date: November 30, 2017

“Hiraeth is a kind of longing – a sad, almost powerful yearning, yet it’s a pain that actually feels good. Or at least true. What’s strange is it’s a longing for a place we’ve never been. Almost like we’re missing a home on another place of existence.”

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First Lines Fridays #28

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

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Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Eliza and Her MonstersTitle: Eliza and Her Monsters

Author: Francesca Zappia

Rating: ★★★★☆

Release Date: May 30, 2017

“There’s a small monster in my brain that controls my doubt.
The doubt itself is a stupid thing, without sense or feeling, blind and straining at the end of a long chain. The monster, though, is smart. It’s always watching, and when I am completely sure of myself, it unchains the doubt, and lets it run wild.”

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WWW Wednesday #22

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam@TakingOnAWorldofWords and was formerly hosted by MizBADailyRhythm and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three question. It’s open to anyone to participate, even without a blog you can comment on Sam’s post with your own answer. It’s a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments of Sam’s blog.


What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

As always, click the book’s title to go to the Goodreads page!

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