Books I want to Read this Fall

Favorite Readings, Life Update, TBR

Hallo! Autumn is in the air! It’s time to get cozy: grab your coffee mug, blanket and a book and get yourself comfortable… Oh, and don’t forget the socks!

I don’t know what has Fall to make people love it, but if you ask ‘What is your favorite season?’ Most of them is going to answer “FALL”, and I’m not the exceptionย ๐Ÿ˜Œ.ย  Well, this time of the year is perfect for me, because I live in a tropical zone of the world (DR) and autumn for me it’s gratefully accepted- you don’t even imagine THE HEAT of whe whole year- so I appreciate this season with all my soul.

As youย may know, some readers have a special TBR pile for these months, so do I. Let’s start…

 

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1. IT by Stephen King. This book is huuuge and I hope to read it before the season endsย ๐Ÿ˜‚.

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2. The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley. Despite of the bad comments I’ve read about this book. I decided to give it a try.

Synopsis:ย “If it had another name, I never knew, but the locals called it the Loney – that strange nowhere between the Wyre and the Lune where Hanny and I went every Easter time with Mummer, Farther, Mr and Mrs Belderboss and Father Wilfred, the parish priest.

It was impossible to truly know the place. It changed with each influx and retreat, and the neap tides would reveal the skeletons of those who thought they could escape its insidious currents. No one ever went near the water. No one apart from us, that is.

I suppose I always knew that what happened there wouldn’t stay hidden for ever, no matter how much I wanted it to. No matter how hard I tried to forget….”

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3. ThornHill by Pam Smy. What caught my attetion from this book was the cover. It has the typical creepy and dark house of a horror story I could enjoy.

Parallel stories set in different times, one told in prose and one in pictures, converge as Ella unravels the mystery of the girl next door. (Goodreads).

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4. The Grip of It by Jack Jemc.ย A chilling literary horror novel about a young couple who purchase and live in a haunted house. Jac Jemcโ€™sย The Grip of Ittells the eerie story of a young couple haunted by their new home. (Goodreads).

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5. House of Furies by Madeleine Roux. This book has been sitting on my TBR pile for a long time, so I guess it’s time to read it.

After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the houseโ€™s mysterious owner, Mr. Morningside, is providing much more than lodging for his guests. Far from a place of rest, the house is a place of judgment, and Mr. Morningside and his unusual staff are meant to execute their own justice on those who are past being saved.

Louisa begins to fear for a young man named Lee who is not like the other guests. He is charismatic and kind, and Louisa knows that it may be up to her to save him from an untimely judgment. But in this house of distortions and lies, how can Louisa be sure whom to trust?

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6. Murder is Easy by Agatha Christie. Iย  bought a copy in spanish of this book a long time ago. The time to read it has finally arrived and with this one from The Queen, I completed my Fall TBR for this year

Well, wish me luck because I’m a slow reader sometimes and with “IT” on this list I’ll need it…ย ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Please let me know what books are you planning to read this fall ๐Ÿ™‚

 

That was all from me peeps! Thanks for readingย โค

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Reading Habits Book Tag

Meet the Blogger, Tags

Hallo! I’m glad to be alive and writing this post today. On my last post I told you that hurricaine Irma would be passing near my country and it was a horrific day I’m forced to remember again because again we’re in hurricaine Maria’s path, so it continues…ย ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

But, anyway, I’m not here to talk about bad news, as you can see the title I decided to do a new tag. This one I saw it in the blog of the lovely Rachael here. Let’s start…

1. Do you have a certain place in home for reading?

I read in my room or in the couch. But specially on my bed with my fairy lights on ๐Ÿ™‚

2. Bookmark or a random piece of paper?

Who doesn’t prefer bookmarks?!

3. Can you stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages?

Well, I can stop reading, but I also have to stop at some times. For example if my mother comes to my room and want to talk exactly when I’m reading…ย ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

4. Do you eat or drink whilst reading?

I drink coffee most of the time, or it could be hot cocoa too ๐Ÿ˜‰

5. Multitasking: Music or TV whilst reading?

Soft Jazz or piano. NO TV…

6. One book at a time or several?

Just one. I need to focus on what I’m reading. I’ve tried to read more than one book at once but I had to stop it.

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

Everywhere! I always carry my current read wherever I go.

8. Read out loud or silently in your heard?

Silently in my head ๐Ÿ˜‰

9. Do you read ahead or skip pages?

Ahead.

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

Who in the name of God would break the spine of a book?! Really, does that happens?ย 

11. Do you write in your books?

I used to do it, but not now.

 

That was all from me peeps! Thanks for readingย โค

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August 2017 Wrap-Up

Author Interview, Book Review, Favorite Readings, Wrap-Up

Hallo! Welcome to my first Wrap-Up here in the blog. I’ve done this before on my IG account, but not in all of my captions.

I wanted to start doing Wrap-Ups since early this year, but I kept postponing it because I thought I was a very slow reader. Then I remembered “you don’t have to be a super reader and read 10 books in a month”. So I was thinking about to start next year, in January, but then I thought it was a long wait. And considering my blog is almost one year old, I decided to do it before… I mean right now!

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylorโ‡’โ‡’โ‡’โ‡’ย 3.5/5ย โ˜…

ย This was my first time reading Laini Taylor and I have to say I fell in love with her writing style. The world-building and the magic surrounding this story itโ€™s unique. But there were a few things that dissapointed me while reading this book. For a full review, please click here.

The book Reapers by Mark C. Kingโ‡’โ‡’โ‡’โ‡’ย ย 4.5/5ย โ˜…

Since I started reading The book Reapers I felt an inmediate connection with the main character and the victorian air surrounding the story. The story is amazing and touching. Click here to read my complete review and the author interview.

When Marnie was There by Joan G. Robinsonโ‡’โ‡’โ‡’โ‡’ย 5/5ย โ˜…

As a big fan of Studio Ghibli, when I first heard about โ€œWhen Marnie was thereโ€ it was because of the movie adaptation they made. At that moment, I did not know it was a book. So I spoiled myself because I already knew what was goint to happen in the end. Read my review here.

So that’s all, I just read these three books this month, but please don’t judge me, I’ve been sick and busy. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Hurricaine Irma will be passing near the island tomorrow, so we’re under threat, please stay safe ๐Ÿ™‚

That was all from me peeps! Thanks for readingย โค

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The Vanishing of Katharina Linden Spoiler Free Review

Book Review, Unliked Books

Hallo! Happy Saturday! I bought a copy of this book in spanish a long time ago after reading the synopsis. I thought it was interesting and finally decided to read it this past week. I finished reading TVKL last night and it left me like WAT… What in the world I just read? Let’s start…

Goodreads Synopsis:

It isnโ€™t ten-year-old Piaโ€™s fault that her grandmother dies in a freak accident. But tell that to the citizens of Piaโ€™s little German hometown of Bad Mรผnstereifel, or to the classmates who shun her. The only one who still wants to be her friend is StinkStefan, the most unpopular child in school.

But then something else captures the communityโ€™s attention: the vanishing of Katharina Linden. Katharina was last seen on a float in a parade, dressed as Snow White. Then, like a character in a Grimmโ€™s fairy tale, she disappears. But, this being real life, she doesnโ€™t return.
Pia and Stefan suspect that Katharina has been spirited away by the supernatural. Their investigation is inspired by the instructiveโ€”and cautionaryโ€”local legends told to them by their elderly friend Herr Schiller, tales such as that of Unshockable Hans, visited by witches in the form of cats, or of the knight whose son is doomed to hunt forever.

Then another girl disappears, and Pia is plunged into a new and unnerving place, one far away from fairy talesโ€”and perilously close to adulthood.

My opinion.

I have a positive point about the plot. When I was reading I thought it was a really interesting story, with all the supernatural ambiace surrounding it. But then, just few pages ahead I started to feel dissapointed. The mistery of the beginning dissapeared, there was a lack of sense in the plot and the end was predictable.

My major conflict with the book was the protagonist, Pia Kolvenvach. She was inmature, stubborn, selfish? Yeah. Everything about the vanishing of Katharina Linden stopped to focuse on Pia’s life, leaving behind the urgency to find out what was going on.

The concept of the plot was good, interesting, I personally think it could have been an awesome book, if only the plot line was developped in another way.

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Rating.

2.5/5ย โ˜…

That was all from me peeps! Thanks for readingย โค

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