My return and The Chalk Man review.

Book Review, Life Update, TBR

Hi guys! I hope you’re doing fine! As for my part, well, I’m good? At least I’m alive and almost good. That is something. Nothing interesting happened this month, just more of the same and the fact I could just read one book in all of this time. I had a conflict with this reading… The same conflict I always find most of the time: TOO SLOW. 

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Realistic Bookish Goals for 2018

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Hello there people! I hope you’re having a good time. For my part, I’m doing pretty good lately (I guess), even I started to think about my goals for next year and I want it to be different because 2017 wasn’t really my cup of coffee. I don’t want to have a good start and then forget everything about my goals. I want to keep it up all year, so I don’t feel like a loser every day of my life. 

Little Update

Facts about me, Life Update

I am very sorry for my absence the past days. My life has been difficult lately and I lost all motivation to write and to read as well. As you can imagine, I’m in the worst reading slump ever imagined with no posibilities to get out. I’ve tried reading everything, even short books,  but nothing seems to catch my attention.

In other news, this site turns 1 year in a couple of days. I wanted to do something special, but life often happens, so I have no idea and no motivation at all. I was thinking about a 24 hour “readathon” and write down my progress here or maybe a funny tag, yet it requieres plannification… Again, I’m not in the mood.

Yesterday I decided to change the blog’s theme, though, I kinda like it, but let me know what you think. To comment you have to click on the post’s title in order to like it or comment.

I’m trying to read “Kill all Happies” now, but I’m not liking it, because it ridicules people with OCD in some parts and as a person with an OCD, I can’t tolerate it. Why does people think is funny to make jokes about those kind of conditions? I mean I know we have to take life on the funny side sometimes, but that is just intorelable.

Anyway, please let me know if you want me to do something special to celebrate my blog’s anniversary. Please feel free to give some ideas. Also let me know if you like the new theme.

Thanks For reading my sad post🖤 I hope to feel better soon…

 

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 exception 😌.  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 you 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 ends 😂.

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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: “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. A chilling literary horror novel about a young couple who purchase and live in a haunted house. Jac Jemc’s 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 house’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. I  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… 😳

Please let me know what books are you planning to read this fall 🙂

 

That was all from me peeps! Thanks for reading ❤

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Very first nerd Unpacking from Truenita’s Store

Life Update, Meet the Blogger, Unpacking

Hello there humans of the earth! How’s it going with you today? Well, I’m doing fine, happy and excited because I’m going to show you my Unicorn Friend’s art. She’s such a wonderful artist and you can follow her drawings on her instagram @I.am.truenita She’s such a beautiful soul! She’s the BFF ❤ and I want to honor her by writing a post about her art. And want you to meet her too, so let’s go.

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First we have this stunning Charizard’s poster which I’m in love with, because in case I haven’t told you, Charizard is my favorite Pokemon. He’s eating a smoked marsmallow XD and looks very Kawaii. Told you, she’s the best…

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And last but not least we have this wonderful print of the universe in a fishbowl: Come on guys, this looks just beautiful and creative and nerd and I love it! This is my favorite one, all of her drawings have a very special place in my heart, beacause you know, we understand each other, I just have to think, she just have to draw it and there’s when the magic happens.

Go to her instagram page linked above to see some of her art. You will meet Mister Sugoi too, 😉 a very Kawaii and interesting character invented by her.

That was all from me today. Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to go to my instagram @anxiousbooklover if you want to watch the whole unpacking process on my story and how fun it was. Also don’t forget to check her account.

XoX

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Bookish facts about me… Meet the blogger

Facts about me, Life Update, Meet the Blogger

Hi guys. It seems these days I have enough time to write posts and read more books and I’m going to enjoy every second of it, because you know, everything could change in a matter of hours. I’ll start working on saturday and who knows if I’ll be able to post as much as I would like.

This post it is special to me to write because I’d love to share with you a top five of reading rituals and bookish facts about me. I just want you to know the blogger behing the blog a little bit more… So, let’s start:

  1. I cannot read without a cup of coffee by my side and a soft Jazz music on the background. It is capital for me to do this, because I couldn’t concentrate on my book. It helps me with my anxiety too. But there are exceptions like, when I have to go to the doctor or take a long trip in a bus. giphy
  2. A bookish ritual that I have it’s that I have to like EACH AND EVERY picture on bookstagram. Since I wake up, I’m looking photos of my favorite bookstagrammers. This is an illness I guess -_- I can’t stop during the day, it is just a bad sign if I don’t do it… giphy (1)
  3. I love reading and taking pictures in the park. It’s a kind of therapy…giphy (2)
  4. I don’t have a bookshelf, but I hope that will change soon! That’s a sad story, please a minute of silence… Well, I do have a bookshelf but, it isn’t very “booked”.giphy-downsized (1).gif
  5. I can’t leave a book once I started reading it. Well I once stopped reading a book, but it was just because it was unbereable for me, It was altering my nerves and I decided to skip reading. For me that it’s not legal, but, sometimes you can change your rituals. giphy (3)That was all for me today, Thanks for reading and until next time…

 

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Re-reading The Lord of the Rings…

Favorite Readings, Life Update, TBR

Hullo humans! It’s been a long time (almost two months) since I last posted, but in my defense I will say these past months I had been very busy doing many things, adulting and all of that. So I couldn’t find enough time to read and it sucks. But “Well, I’m back”.

If you follow me on Instagram you will see I’ve been re-reading LOTR, and yes, it was a very enriching experience for me. I found so many treasures reading these books for the second time. I will not write a review about it, but I will give 5 out of 5 stars to each book anyway.

One of my favorite genres in literature of all time is Fantasy, and if you love fantasy as much as I do, then you would be agreed with me that everyone who loves this genre should read LOTR.

Tolkien was, or let’s say IS, because he’s still living in the pages he wrote, such a mastermind. He build the Middle Earth world in such a brilliant way and created such wonderful characters that is not so difficult to fall in love with them. Parting from the Fellowship of the Ring the plot gets intense with every chapter and each book gets more exciting than the other. I felt the same sorrow that Frodo felt through his jorney and I could finally breathe again when the Dark Lord was defeated forever. It is for those reasons, when we feel the same worries, anguish and happiness of the characters that we love reading. Because we can easily identify with them, and we start to love them. I can say for sure Tolkien accomplished his mission writing such a masterpiece.

Needless to say LOTR is one of my favorite book series and will always have a place in my heart forever. But it’s time to leave the Middle Earth for a while to continue with some historical fiction ‘avec’ Salt to the Sea, which I’m enjoying ATM and it will be my main focus for the next days. Of course there will be a review from this one, so stay tuned.

Quotes: 

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us”.

“Some believe it is only GREAT POWER that can hold evil in check. But that is not what I have found. I have found that is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keeps the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love”.

“There is light and beauty up there that no shadow can touch”.

“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future”.

“Even darkness must pass. A new day will come and when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer”.

“Many places I have been. Many sorrows I have seen. But I don’t regret. Nor will I forget all who took that road with me”.

 

Until next time dear readers!

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I’ve said above this wasn’t a review, but after reading it again, I guess it was O.o

Life and reading update.

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IMG_20170129_143731_979.jpgHallo there! The past days had been very busy for me; a lot of things to do, a little time to read or no time at all, but today finally I could finish The fellowship of the ring. If you follow me on IG you will find out I’m rereading LOTR again since the end of January.

It is always good to be back in the Middle Earth again, and I’m understanding more all the ring’s troubles and I’m loving the characters even more now, especially Gandalf. He’s my favorite wizard of all times. He’s always looking for the wisest way to go, like a good father to all his fellow companions. I’m in love with this world and if I could find the gate to the middle earth and leave this world behind, I would not think it twice ❤.

So today’s my reading Monday and I’ll start immediately with The two towers because of the plot twist at the ending of the first book that left me with the desire of more. That’s it, I’m a book dragon and have no remedy. I must read all that I can today because tomorrow I’m going on a trip! Yay! I love long travels in bus, but I can’t read while on the bus because it makes me dizzy. But it relaxes me to watch the nature and the sunrise through the window. It also makes me think about new stories to write. By the way I have an idea that I was putting on paper last Friday and I’m really excited about that!IMG_20170205_150737_939.jpg

How about you? How’s your life going? I want to know 👀