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Captivating Covers [#28]

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Random Quote of the Day: “The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain.” – Kahlil Gibran

Hello sunshines! 🔆 Ya know, it really seems as if so many 2017 releases have amazing covers!! Yay, 2017! With that being said, today I am sharing a not-yet released novel, but I guess that just adds to the anticipation!! 😀

Captivating Covers is a meme created by me — @JBelkBooks. Every week or so, I share a cover of a novel that I find to be Captivating. It doesn’t have to be one you’ve read, just one that you enjoy! You can add your own twist to it, but I like to include the book synopsis & book details. So, I created this meme to share my findings with you all! 📚

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Title: Bad Romance

Author: Heather Demetrios

Genre: Young-Adult, Contemporary

Published: June 13th, 2017

Guys I’m telling you, every time I look at this cover I am continuously in awe. The cover reflects the synopsis of the novel finely and I enjoy how almost…”raw” it looks? It’s so simple yet very complex in meaning and I love that about this cover. I’ve personally never seen a cover like so, so that’s also a plus! 🌱🌾

⬇️Want to read the synopsis? Check it out below!⬇️

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My Top Art Supplies! | Chat with JBelkBooks

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Random Quote of the Day: “Nature made him, and then broke the mold.” – Ludovico Ariosto

Hello sunshines! 🔆 I know I rarely talk about anything art-related on my blog, but I’ve been asked a few times in the comments what my all time favorite art supplies are. So today I am sharing MY TOP 5 FAVORITE ART SUPPLIES!

✏️ PRISMACOLOR PREMIER: SET OF 79 ✏️

These were my most expensive investment early in my artist hobby and I do not regret it! I love these Prismacolors — they are really easy to use, suitable for any sketchbook, and there are such a variety of colors! I’m really happy that it came with other supplies besides Prismacolors; they included a few watercolor pencils, artist chalk pastels, & Verithin Colored Pencils! I don’t use them too often because I am primarily a painter, but here are a few works that I’ve created using the Prismacolors.

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The Who Am I Tag!

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Random Quote of the Day: “One’s first step in wisdom is to question everything – and one’s last is to come to terms with everything.” – Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Hello sunshines! 🔆 How are you all doing today? Thanks to Lia @ Lost In A Story, I found this really fun tag! It’s a pretty quick and simple one, so here it is:

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF NAME?

I never looked into this, so let’s a look! The first link that came up when typing in “meaning of Jesalin” said:

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It is very scary and extremely weird how accurate that description is…and now I am questioning my whole life, lol. What did I get myself into…

WHAT IS MY MYER-BRIGGS PERSONALITY TYPE?

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“The Advocate personality type is very rare, making up less than one percent of the population, but they nonetheless leave their mark on the world. As members of the Diplomat Role group, Advocates have an inborn sense of idealism and morality, but what sets them apart is that they are not idle dreamers, but people capable of taking concrete steps to realize their goals and make a lasting positive impact.

Advocates tend to see helping others as their purpose in life, but while people with this personality type can be found engaging rescue efforts and doing charity work, their real passion is to get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be rescued at all…”
I semi-agree with this…there was a more in-depth explanation, but I doubt you guys wanna know about what kind of person I am in detail, lol.

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Captivating Covers [#27]

bi-weekly-wrap-up-10Random Quote of the Day: “To imagine the unimaginable is the highest use of the imagination.” – Cynthia Ozick

Hello sunshines!Captivating Covers is a meme created by me — @JBelkBooks. Every week or so, I share a cover of a novel that I find to be Captivating. It doesn’t have to be one you’ve read, just one that you enjoy! You can add your own twist to it, but I like to include the book synopsis & book details. So, I created this meme to share my findings with you all! 📚

Title(s): Pride and Prejudice, Emma, & Sense and Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen

Genre: Classic, Fiction

Okay, if you don’t think these covers are beautiful then we can’t be friends and you are crazy I happily except your opinion. I love anything watercolor, and these are so simple yet very complex in the sense that they aren’t your average graphics. Watercolor is a troublesome medium (at least for myself), so I highly respect the illustrator of these classics!

⬇️Want to read the synopsis of Pride and Prejudice? Check it out below!⬇️

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Friday Finds [Mar. 10th]

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Random Quote of the Day: “‘Tis the most tender part of love, each other to forgive.” – John Sheffield

Hello sunshines!Friday Finds is a meme hosted by @adailyrhythm. It is a chance for you to showcase the books you’ve ‘found’ and added to your TBR list! They do not have to be books you purchased and they could’ve been found anywhere — bookstores, online, library, etc. I don’t know how many Finds I’ll actually be sharing today just because this week has been pretty crazy and hence, I haven’t had much time to venture through GR to discover new Finds. But anyways, here’s what I HAVE found since my last Friday Finds (:

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I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse. August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?

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Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her… It all starts with a classified ad. During her commute home one night, while glancing through her local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her; a grainy photo along with a phone number and a listing for a website called FindTheOne.com. Other women begin appearing in the same ad, a different one every day, and Zoe realizes they’ve become the victims of increasingly violent crimes—including murder…

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1777. Albany, New York. As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball. Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country’s founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters—Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival that of both her sisters, though she’d rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball. Still, she can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton…

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Again, one of my shorter Friday Finds, but that’s okay! If you’ve posted your FF or you have some recommendations for me, feel free to let me know in the comments! I hope you all have an extravagant weekend with lots of reading and enjoying what you love most! ❤

Thanks for reading & I’ll see you next time…

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Top Ten Tuesday [#36]

bi-weekly-wrap-up-6Random Quote of the Day: “One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.” – Marie Curie

Hello sunshines! ☀ Now, I know what you are probably thinking…”Jesalin, why are you posting a TTT when there isn’t a topic for today?” Well, I decided to be rebel today and use a topic of my own since the creators of TTT are on a hiatus! Yeah, I know, you are excited to hear what topic I picked. This week’s TTT is a list of the Top Ten Diverse Novels I Want To Read. However, I’m not making this easy on myself, because I will be picking two novels per genre/age-groups! The genres/AG that I read the most from include: YOUNG ADULTNEW ADULT, GRAPHIC NOVELS, MIDDLE GRADE, & POETRY!

MY YA PICKS

ANGIE THOMAS – African American author: What novel(s) do I want to read? The Hate U Give.

NINA LACOUR – LGTBQIA+: What novels(s) do I want to read? We Are Okay.

MY NA PICKS

💛 TERESA MUMMERT – LGBTQIA+: What novels(s) do I want to read? THE GOOD GIRLS

💛 COLLEEN HOOVER – Physical disabilities/Impairments: What novels(s) do I want to read? MAYBE SOMEDAY

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This or That Book Tag | Part Two

bi-weekly-wrap-up-12Random Quote of the Day: “Man is what he eats.” – Ludwig Feuerbach

Hello sunshines! ☀ I was tagged by the wonderful Arvenig @ Arvenig.it to attempt to complete the THIS OR THAT Book Tag, so thank you, Arvenig! I’ve already completed a different version of this tag before, so if you are interested in that, you can check it out HERE. Let’s get on with the tag:

RULES:

1. Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @Tea and Paperbacks).
2. Thank the blogger who tagged you!
3. Choose one out of the two options. (You don’t have to explain why you chose what you did… only if you wanted to!)
4. Tag 10 other people to do this tag to spread the love!

READING ON THE COUCH OR ON THE BED?

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MALE MAIN CHARACTER OF FEMALE MAIN CHARACTER?

Now that I think about it, I think I read more novels with the main character being a female, and I think I enjoy novels narrated in the same sex (female) just because I can relate to the main character better (usually). However, that doesn’t stop me from reading novels with a male main character — those are usually the funny novels, lol.

SWEET SNACKS OR SALTY SNACKS WHEN READING?

I typically try and stay away from eating and reading at the same time, but I think I’m more of a savory person xD But since that isn’t an option, I think I’ll go with sweet because I enjoy fruit snacks and such. 🍦

TRILOGIES OR QUARTETS?

I’ve never read a quartet fully and I don’t pick up trilogies most of the time, but I guess I’ll pick trilogies since I own a few!

FIRST PERSON POV OR THIRD PERSON POV?

This usually depends, but for the most part I enjoy first person. However, either or is preferred depending on the genre.

READING AT NIGHT OR IN THE MORNING?

At night🌙. I read the most/most efficiently right before I go to bed. I’ll probably fall asleep before I can turn the page if I read in the morning, lol.

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LIBRARIES OR BOOKSTORES?

Bookstores!! This may be the reason why I am broke, but I love, love, love how diverse and amazing bookstores can be. I get most of my books online, but exploring different bookstores is always mesmerizing. If I go to a library, I’ll never return the books that I check out and then I’ll have a never-ending fee for life xD

BOOKS THAT MAKE YOUR LAUGH OR CRY?

Again, hard choice because I read books based off of my mood. I tend to pick up books that make me cry more often for some reason, so I’ll go with that. However, a good laugh is always needed!

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BLACK BOOK COVERS OR WHITE BOOK COVERS?

Black!! 🖤 The contrast between other colors with black almost ALWAYS looks gorgeous, and with white covers, over time you’ll be able to see dust/dirt more clearly.

CHARACTER DRIVEN OR PLOT DRIVEN STORIES?

One of the hardest questions EVER. Often, I love to see character development in the novels that I read, but if there is no plot or the plot isn’t interesting at all, nothing else in the story matters for the most part. So, I’ll be going with Plot Driven novels! (:

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This tag was actually kind of difficult, so I challenge YOU, yes, YOU, to take upon this tag for yourself! I’m not tagging anyone this time, so feel free to consider yourself TAGGED! 💓

What’s the last tag that you enjoyed? What do you think of my responses to this tag? Chat with me in the comments!

Thanks for reading & I’ll see you next time…

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