martha and ash

October Book Haul

Hey guys, its Brittany! Today I am brining you my October Book Haul! October is my birthday month which means that I got more books than usual this month. There were also a lot of new releases that sounded really interesting and that I had pre-ordered.

1. Invictus by Ryan Graudin

If you don’t know, I love Ryan Graudin’s Wolf by Wolf duology and was so excited to see that she was releasing a new book! This book has been described as a time travel heist where the crew end up trying to steal something from the Titanic. That was all I needed to be sold on this book right away. That and the fact that one of the characters has a red panda and I love it. I can’t wait to read this book as it really interested me when I heard Ryan Graudin describing it.

2. The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo, Illustrated by Sara Kipin

These are short stories that are read by people in Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse. When I saw the cover for this book initially I knew that it was beautiful but in person it’s absolutely breathtaking. Not only is the cover so gorgeous on and with the cover off on the actual book but the illustrations in this! I haven’t read it yet but I’m sure that the writing is just as beautiful as the illustrations. I was so happy to have this book and I can’t wait to read this!

3. An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

I’m not ashamed to admit that this book was a bit of a cover buy for me. I saw this cover and it was so beautiful that I couldn’t wait to pick it up. This book is about a world where fae exist but they can’t create. So they rely on the humans to create things for them and when the main character of this book paints a fae princes portrait with human sorrow in his eyes he takes her away to the fae realm. I’ve heard a lot of people say that this book may sound like ACOTAR but it is totally different and I’m excited to see what its has in store.

4. Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary by Martha Brockenbrough

Yes if you don’t already know I am obsessed with Alexander Hamilton’s story and this was one of those books that I wanted about him. I saw this book and thought it was laid out in an interesting way and I loved the fact that it included photographs of the Hamilton’s and the places they lived and where Hamilton worked. I wanted this so I had more to read on Alexander’s story and I am very interested in getting to this soon.

5. An Ember in the Ashes [Paperback] by Sabaa Tahir

This book and the next go together. I have already read the first two books in this series but seeing as they are redoing the covers for the hardcovers from here on out, I wanted to get the first book that matched what the new covers will look like.

6. A Torch Against the Night [Paperback] by Sabaa Tahir

This is the second book in the Ember in the Ashes series and again I bought it so it would match the third book when it comes out.

7. Shadow and Bone [Paperback] by Leigh Bardugo

I am one of those people who will collect pretty editions of books that I already own and love. I am almost finished with the original Grisha trilogy and am loving it so much that I asked for these new covers for my birthday. Now that I’ve read the books, I understand what the covers mean and I loved figuring it out. This is probably my favorite cover just because the colors are absolutely gorgeous.

8. Siege and Storm [Paperback] by Leigh Bardugo

This is the second book in the Shadow and Bone trilogy in the pretty paperback edition.

10. Ruin and Rising [Paperback] by Leigh Bardugo

This is the third and final book in the Shadow and Born trilogy in the pretty new paperback.

11. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

I read Jane Eyre awhile back and I absolutely loved the book when I read it. One day I saw this at Barnes and Noble and thought it was adorable. I have learned that many women would carry small pocket versions of the books they loved and this is an example of something like that. I think this is so pretty and if I want to re-read Jane Eyre without lugging the bigger book around I can carry around this adorable pocket sized version.

12. I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott

This book is Alexander and Eliza’s story from Eliza’s point of view. This was something that I had wanted for a really long time and I was so excited when I saw this come up on Goodreads as a new release. I have already read this book and you’ll have to read my Wrap Up to see what I thought but this would be a great book for anyone who wanted a book like this.

13. Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

This book is a book that has five different possibilities that happen in it. This is about a girl whose aunt made her promise before she died that if she got invited to a certain place that she would go. Her aunt dies and she decides to go to this place and I’m very interested in seeing how this will play out.

14. The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan

I’m so excited to have this book! This is the third and final book in the Magnus Chase trilogy and I’m so excited about it! I have read a book about Norse Mythology between the second book and this one and I’m so excited for this! I loved the first two books and can’t wait to read this conclusion.

15. The Name of the Wind Tenth Anniversary Edition by Patrick Rothfuss

I couldn’t pass it up okay. When I saw the cover for this tenth anniversary edition I couldn’t pass it up and had to pre-order it. What I found out when I got this book is that it has red sprayed edges which made me freak out and a bunch of bonus content. I loved The Name of the Wind and need to continue on with the second book and the novella that went with it.

16. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay

This book will give you a workout when you pick it up, trust me. I have been loving these illustrated editions of Harry Potter that have been coming out and this is no exception. The artwork in here is absolutely stunning and I can’t wait to read it and be able to enjoy the illustrations alongside it.

17. Lady Midnight [Paperback] by Cassandra Clare

A few months back I got the whole Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices in paperback for their gorgeous spines and this was no exception. The only thing that I’m a bit thrown about was that the spine is white instead of dark like the other spines. This is the first book in Cassandra Clare’s The Dark Artifices trilogy and I love the spine artwork on this.

18. Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View by Various Authors

When I heard about this, I knew that I had to pick it up. This book is a compilation of various works by various authors about Star Wars. This book had so many authors that I love in it that I knew that I had to pick it up when I kept seeing it pop up across my various social media. This cover is really simple but awesome and I can’t wait to dive into this.

19. The Blind Banker by Steve Thompson, Art by Jay

I have been watching Sherlock since the end of Season 2 and I loved the show so much. This the shows episodes but in a manga format and I was so excited to pick up this second edition. The artist does a great job of catching the characters faces well and draws the scenes so well. I am so excited to see what  the scenes with Moriarty are going to look like as he is my favorite character.

20. The Silver Mask by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

I still need to read the third book in this series to be able to read this fourth book. I decided to pick it up because I am loving this series so far as I have read in it and now that I have the fourth book I have a motivation to continue on with the third. This book is about a boy who is sent to a magical school against his own will and it’s really a more in depth books but I don’t wish to spoil anything. I am so excited to have this and can’t wait to continue on.

21. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

I’ve read two John Green books in my life, Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars. I loved The Fault in Our Stars and I’m hoping that this book will bring that love that I had. This is about a girl who is dealing with anxiety and OCD and I can relate to it a lot in that sense. I can’t wait to read this book as I do love John and Hank Green’s YouTube channel. I also did get the signed edition because I couldn’t resist.

22. All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

After reading The Raven Cycle I knew that I would buy anything that Maggie Stiefvater put out. She is such a fun person to read about on Twitter and I am so excited for this book. I know that it is set in Colorado back in time a bit. That’s all I know or need to know as I like to go into her books blind.

23. The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

I saw this at the bookstore one day and knew that I had to pick it up. This story is based on a true story of a girl who was instructed to look over these books that were brought to Auschwitz and her struggle to try to save and preserve them. I am a huge World War II history buff and this being a story that I haven’t really heard before, especially being based on a true story, I knew that I had to read it.

24. Among the Red Stars by Gwen C. Katz

What I know from this book is that its about a girl who is a Russian pilot fighting in World War II. As I’ve said before, I study World War II a lot and picked this up on a whim. Pretty much most books that are set in World War II I will pick up as I crave to know more or learn new things about it that I may not have known before. I also love seeing how writers portray living in this time of terrible war.

25. Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

This is the book that was in this month’s Owlcrate box! This is the Owlcrate exclusive cover and I love it as it is absolutely gorgeous. This book is about a family of women who when they fall in love, lose their loves in this garden that they tend to. One day a boy shows up in the garden out of the blue and they are trying to figure out what he is doing there and what he means for them. I am excited for this book even though it wasn’t on my radar until I got it in this month’s Owlcrate.

As you can see, I had a pretty busy month with books. The amount of pre-orders and books I got for my birthday was amazing and I am so grateful to have gotten all these books. Until next time guys, take care and read on!

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FULL NAME: Aislin Martha Donoghue
AGE: 31 (since it was her birthday last month oops)
BIRTHDAY: October 27th
R-ORIENTATION:  Homoromantic.
OCCUPATION:  General store owner
RELIGION:  Agnostic
LANGUAGES:  English, Irish, Scottish, French


HEIGHT: 6′8″
BODY BUILD: Tall, very muscled, scarred, yet curvy with sizable breasts and rear

NOTABLE FEATURES: Most obviously, she’s missing her left leg below the knee. She also has freckles along her shoulders, neck, and upper back

PHOBIAS: Heights (shh don’t tell anyone)

FEARS: Again, heights. Also the fear that people will get tired of having to accommodate for her handicap


GENERAL IMPRESSION: Gentle, kind, strong, attractive, patient


LIKES: Kindness/altruism, chatting, animals (cats especially tho), most any egg dish

DISLIKES: Cruelty, rudeness, eggplants, Super Mario (she’s been traumatized)

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anonymous asked:

Just thought i’d add that actually during the 1989 era tay also posted a photo of her, ash, martha, gigi and (i think) karlie, hanging out at tay’s NY apartment. So yeah, she’s still pretty much a constant in tay’s life but i guess it’s hard to meet since ash is based in LA? Also, claire kislinger is another reeeealll friend who barely posts abt taylor but has always been there for her and i stan her!

yes, I love them both. Also I don’t know if anyone has been paying a ton of attention to Claire’s insta captions about the album but when CIWYW was released she posted that as a friend she felt particularly proud of that song for Taylor and it made my heart feel fuzzy because she clearly knows what it took to get to that point

anonymous asked:

do you think todrick martha and ashley are together watching taylor or there with her? we know martha and ashely were with her cma night

they’re backstage. taylor probably gave her 30 seats up for fans