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.


“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!


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


My december TBR


Hello Peeps! I was looking for some books at the kindle store to read the next month because I want to start to be organized about the big amount of books I want to read. So I’ve choosed just six to be totally focused on it.

I’ve started a new treatment for my anxiety and depression and one of the effects it may cause is deconcentration. For that reason my december TBR list is short, and there it is on the pic I just took a few minutes ago and uploaded to my IG.

  • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  • Kids of Appetite by David Arnold
  • Alice in Wonderland complete collection by Lewis Caroll (re-read)
  • Holding up the universe by Jennifer Niven
  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Some of you may ask why do I always upload pictures of my kindle instead of showing paperback books. The reason is in my country books are very expensive, veeeeeeeryyyyyyyy expensive and is more affordable for me to use the kindle store. So as you can notice my kindle is my best friend.

You can read wherever you want or can and still be a bookworm and a bookstagramer. Don’t feel ashamed if you can’t buy so many books as you would like. 😉

Hector and the Search for Happines Book Review

Book Review

Goodreads Synopsis:

“Once upon a time there was a young psychiatrist called Hector who was not very satisfied with himself. . . . ” 

Hector is very good at treating patients in need of his help. But he can’t do much for those who are simply dissatisfied with life, and that is beginning to depress him. When a patient tells him he looks in need of a vacation, Hector takes a trip around the world to learn what makes people happy—and sad. As he travels from Paris to China to Africa to the United States, he lists his observations about the people he meets. Is there a secret to happiness, and will Hector find it? 

Combining the winsome appeal of The Little Prince with the inspiring philosophy of The Alchemist, Hector’s journey ventures around the globe and into the human soul. Lelord’s writing inspires us to consider life’s great questions. Uplifting, empowering, and optimistic, this is a fable for our times and all time.

My Opinion:

This is the kind of book that makes you think about your life. What am I doing to be happy or the person who I really want to be? What makes me happy?

Sometimes we don’t feel happy because of trivial things like I don’t have this or that, but there’s people in worst situations than ours, some of which we would never face, and they still can find reasons to keep smiling.

This book also made me think about myself and my anxiety disorder and depression. Perhaps I could find a reason to smile each day, or keep calm by changing my mind about things that make me feel worried. It is very hard but not imposible. So let’s try.

Hector had a list of lessons about happiness and I selected some of them to keep it to myself, here they are:

Lesson no. 1: Making comparisons can spoil your happiness.

Lesson no. 2: Happiness always comes when leat expected.

Lesson no. 6: Happiness is a long walk in the mountains.

Lesson no. 8: Happiness is being with the people you love.

Lesson no. 10: Happiness is doing a job you love.

Lesson no. 13: Happiness is feeling useful to others.

Lesson no. 14: Happiness comes when you truly feel alive.

I, in generally enjoyed this book, but I found it a little bit slow at some points and repetitive. However I recommend it to you all if you want to have a lesson about happiness.

I’ll give it a 3/5 ★