•Melissa•@live.a.thousandlives

🗝️Living every life I can, in a book.💫
📖:34/100 goal
Follow because you like my content. Not for the follow back.
#liveathousandlives

http://www.goodreads.com/liveathousandlives

Q: What's a book that makes you super hungry when you read it!?
❤️ The first book that came to mind was Heartless and all the bakery stuff. *drools*
-
-
Good evening!

This prompt is Cake: #bookthatmakesyouhungry per #hollysandlisasbookishgardenparty!
.
Another quick post. Gah. Its bed time again. 😴😴 Did some more photos today, very quickly, so hopefully they all turned out all right!
-
Long before she was the terror of Wonderland—the infamous Queen of Hearts—she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.

Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
-
-
#bookstagram #booklove #bookish #allthebooks #bookworm #booksforever #bibliophile #book #outside #flowers #booksbooksbooks #OwlCrateSociety #MostPopularReads #liveathousandlives #springvibes #mybookfeatures #candle #cheshire #wonderland #heartless #marissameyer #queenofhearts #funko #wonderdamebookmarks #faerietalescandles #offwiththeirheads


24

Q: What's one of your favorite standalone books?
❤️ I haven't read Simon yet! But a few of my favorites are Fangirl, Geekerella and Made You Up!
-
Good evening!

This prompt is #standalone per #jcfjune!

Super quick post! Its almost 1am and Im tired. 😴😴
Haven't done much this weekend. Celebrated Father's day with my kids and husband Friday and today didnt do much. Got halfway through In The After Light. I am really enjoying it!
-
-
#bookstagram #bookworm #booklove #bookish #booksforever #allthebooks #bibliophile #book #outside #booksbooksbooks #flowers #OwlCrateSociety #MostPopularReads #liveathousandlives #springvibes #mybookfeatures #simonvsthehomosapiensagenda #beckyalbertalli #candle


30

Q: Do you theme your reads around the season?
❤️ I see a lot of people do that, and I really dont. Haha. I saw a question for what books would you bring on summer vacation? Um. My current read and whatever Im hoping to read next! 😂 but its awesome if you do! No hate. I promise. 😙
-
-
Good morning!

This prompt is #currentlyreading per #fangirlinginjune! Although, this is more #notcurrentlyreading. 😂 I was hoping to be reading this by the time I got to this prompt, but I got distracted by The Darkest Minds trilogy and have yet to start Legendary! I am a little more than half done with Never Fade, then will start In the After Light and hopefully will start LEGENDARY!
-
If you havent read Caraval, you may want to skip the synopsis below! ***
-
A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.

After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.

The only chance of uncovering Legend’s identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more—and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets…including her sister's. Caraval has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice. But now the game is asking for more. If Tella can’t fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend’s name, she’ll lose everything she cares about—maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval...the games have only just begun.
-
-
#bookstagram #bookworm #booklove #bookish #booksforever #allthebooks #bibliophile #book #outside #flowers #booksbooksbooks #OwlCrateSociety #MostPopularReads #liveathousandlives #springvibes #mybookfeatures #legendary #stephaniegarber


32

Q: What's your favorite bookish merch you have?
❤️ Right now, I am obsessed with this #booksleeve from @fairyloot!! It is so gorgeous and I am constantly hugging it. 😂😂 Is that too weird?? I absolutely love it. 😍😍
-
Good evening!! This prompt is #lovethatbookishmerch per #bookstagramreadsjune!

LOOK AT IT!!! IT'S SO PRETTY!!!!! 😆😆😆😆 I also have a horrible obsession with bookish candles and mag bookmarks. But this booksleeves has my main attention right now. *drools* I love An Ember in the Ashes and this booksleeve makes me so happy!
-
Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.
But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.
There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.
-
-
#bookstagram #bookworm #booklove #bookish #booksforever #allthebooks #bibliophile #book #outside #flowers #booksbooksbooks #OwlCrateSociety #MostPopularReads #liveathousandlives #springvibes #mybookfeatures #anemberintheashes #sabaatahir #fairyloot #fairylootexclusive #fairyphoto14


20

Q: What have you been reading this week?
❤️ I finished The Darkest Minds and started Never Fade (book 2 in the trilogy). I am seriously loving these books!
-
Good afternoon.

This prompt is #coverlove per #fangirlinginjune!

Thought I'd go with Warcross. I loved this book and that cover is so awesome! Also gave me an excuse to show off my @spideyscents Emika candle! How GORGEOUS is that candle!!!!!
-
When a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths. For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn't just a game - it's a way of life. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. When Emika hacks into the game illegally, she's convinced she'll be arrested, and is shocked when she gets a call from the game's creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year's tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.
-
-
#bookstagram #bookworm #booklove #bookish #booksforever #allthebooks #bibliophile #book #outside #flowers #booksbooksbooks #OwlCrateSociety #MostPopularReads #liveathousandlives #springvibes #mybookfeatures #warcross #marielu #candle #spideyscents #emikachen


26

Q: Who is your favorite main character of any book?
❤️ Aelin!!! Aelin, Aelin, Aelin!!! She's so witty and hilarious and I just love her. I want her to be my IRL BFF.
-
Good evening!

This prompt is #favoritemaincharacter per #hollysandlisasbookishgardenparty!! Aside from my undying love for Rhysand, my heart seems to have room to also love Aelin, the Fire Breathing Bitch Queen! 😍😍😍
.
I just started The Darkest Minds, today. I am really enjoying this. It's giving me The 5th Wave and How I Live Now vibes. I love both those, so I am thoroughly enjoying myself. 😄
-
-
#bookstagram #bookworm #booklove #bookish #booksforever #allthebooks #bibliophile #book #outside #flowers #booksbooksbooks #OwlCrateSociety #MostPopularReads #liveathousandlives #springvibes #mybookfeatures #empireofstorms #throneofglassnovel #aelin #belleandcocandlemakers #faerietalescandles #wonderdamebookmarks


12

Q: What is a book you didn’t expect to like but did?
❤️ I can't think of one off the top of my head that I expected to not like. I always go in thinking I will like all the books I read! However, I did have a book recently that I didnt expect to like AS MUCH as I do! Carry On by Rainbow Rowell! I figured I would like it. But I really really loved it!!
-
Good afternoon!

This prompt is #bookandfunko per #fangirlinginjune!

Quick post! Busy at work today. :(
-
Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.

More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.
-
-
#bookstagram #bookworm #booklove #bookish #booksforever #allthebooks #bibliophile #book #outside #flowers #booksbooksbooks #OwlCrateSociety #MostPopularReads #liveathousandlives #springvibes #mybookfeatures #daughterofapirateking #tricialevenseller #funkopop #candle #merida


4

Q: Who is a character you just can't stand? (Doesn't have to be HP related.)
❤️ Umbridge is the only character I have ever really hated. Ive disliked plenty. But Umridge is on an entirely different level. 😡
-
Good evening!

This prompt is #characteryouhate per #hollysandlisasbookishgardenparty!
-
Finished doing another weeks worth or photos today. It seems every weekend it wants to rain and I am soooo tired of rain! Its not April! No more showers! 😆 So by the time it stopped raining for me to go outside, it was already pretty late and I was racing against the sun. Maybe tomorrow I can do some more.
-
-
#bookstagram #bookworm #booklove #bookish #booksforever #allthebooks #bibliophile #book #outside #flowers #booksbooksbooks #OwlCrateSociety #MostPopularReads #liveathousandlives #springvibes #mybookfeatures #ihateumbridge #candle #openbook #wand #homemadewand #professorumbridge #harrypotterandtheorderofthephoenix #jkrowling


10

Q: Would you rather get locked in a bookstore or a library?
❤️ Either one is good with me. But I think a bookstore has a bigger selection, at least compared to my local library. Newer titles, cafe', extra goodies to play with. Who's down for a bookstore sleepover!?!
-
Good evening.

This prompt is #bookishrainbow per #readgushjune18!

Just a quick post here. Taking a break from cleaning up my living room, which was of course trashed by my two devil spawns. 😂😭 Mostly done. Just little stuff to finish up.
.
Also! Finished Carry On today. And oh my. I did not expect to love it as much as I did!!!! I NEED MORE. I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 FOR WAYWARD SON!
-
-
#bookstagram #bookworm #booklove #bookish #booksforever #allthebooks #bibliophile #book #outside #flowers #booksbooksbooks #OwlCrateSociety #MostPopularReads #liveathousandlives #springvibes #mybookfeatures #bookspines #rainbow #candle #candles


12

Q: What was your last 5 star read??
❤️ Well.. when I took the picture it was The Wicked Deep!
-
Good morning!

This prompt is #last5starread per #allthebooksjune18!
-
Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…

Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.

Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.
-
-
#bookstagram #bookworm #booklove #bookish #booksforever #allthebooks #bibliophile #book #outside #flowers #booksbooksbooks #OwlCrateSociety #MostPopularReads #liveathousandlives #springvibes #mybookfeatures #thewickeddeep #sheaearnshaw


14

Q: What's your favorite first line?
❤️ In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.
-
-
Good afternoon!

This prompt is #coverlove per #geekyglowreadscontemporary!

Ive been trying to make this post all day!!! So here it is! 😂😂 I just love the cover of this book. It is si gorgeous!
-
Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8-Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until classes begin, and she runs into Miles. Didn't she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal. -
-
#bookstagram #bookworm #booklove #bookish #booksforever #allthebooks #bibliophile #book #outside #flowers #booksbooksbooks #OwlCrateSociety #MostPopularReads #liveathousandlives #springvibes #mybookfeatures #madeyouup #francescazappia #candle


16

Q: What's your favorite quote?
❤️ Mine is always, "There's no use to going back to yesterday because I was a different person then." from AiW. 😘
-
-
Good morning!! This prompt is #fanart per #jcfjune!
I dont know if you want to consider this fan art or not, but it gave me the excuse to show off this gorgeous print from @readandwonder_ ! 😍😍
-
In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she's just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.
-
-
#bookstagram #bookworm #booklove #bookish #booksforever #allthebooks #bibliophile #book #outside #flowers #booksbooksbooks #OwlCrateSociety #MostPopularReads #liveathousandlives #springvibes #mybookfeatures #thelunarchronicles #cress #marissameyer


14

The end of the page