The war that Saved my life.

Book Review, Favorite Readings, TBR

Hello there again. I can say Im proud of myself because I could finish my first book of the year, even if it took me over two weeks to do so. But hey, I did it! This story touched my soul, allow me to explain you why. But first…

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Realistic Bookish Goals for 2018

goals, Life Update, TBR, Uncategorized

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.ย 

How to get out from a reading slump

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Hi guys, I hope you’re doing fine. Me, well, I’m improving. I looking for ways to get out from the worst reading slump of my life, and I got the idea to post it here. You may think “What are you doing giving advices about how to get out from a reading slump when YOU can’t evenย  do it yourself?”. Ok, that’s true, but the thing here is that falling in a reading slump is totally fine. Is not the end of the world. It doesn’t makes you a bad reader, you’re fine, you will be fine.

I found many ideas to combat the worst menace every reader could face, so I decided to write my own top five:

1.Forget about your TBR. I mean, TBR’s are cool, it keeps you organized and you have an idea of what to read next. But when you’re in a reading slump it could make you feel very anxious and guilty not readin the books you planned to read.

2. Re-read your favorite book. It is always good to go back to a world you love, so why not when you’re totally lost and need some fiction to level you up?

3. Try some Classics. At the end of the day, Classics are always THE CLASSICS. What I’m trying to say is they’re good. Really good. Some people find it boring, but I think they just hasn’t connect with the right one yet.

4. Read a Thriller. There’s nothing like a mind-breaking thriller to make you feel back at reading again.

5. If you don’t feel like reading, just don’t do it. Try to write down your feelings, perhaps it helps you like it helps me.

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,ย  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 post๐Ÿ–คย I hope to feel better soon…

 

House of Furies by Madeleine Roux

Book Review, TBR, Unliked Books

Hello! It’s been a long time. Well not too long, though. I know what you might be thinking but, I wasn’t feeling good the past days and as a result I took me an eternity to read House of Furies. Now I’m back and hope to end reading all the books on my fall TBR. (If possible๐Ÿ˜ณ).

To start let me tell you what I liked about this book:

  1. The Gothic ambiance.
  2. Found some good quotes.
  3. Mr. Moningside.

Now that I told you what I liked, I’ll proceed with the review.

Despite of having a very good topic on the beggining and all the Gothic ambiance surroundings, this book,ย  for me, was too slow. The protagonist, Louisa Ditton, she made me upset, and yes, I hated her. It took me eons to finish this book but the main reason was when I started to read, I found it quite boring, but decided to give it a try.

After 100 pages, it caught my attention, but then, it started to be annoying. I don’t know if it was the slowness, but I was expecting more. It wasn’t terrifiying and I think it’s a book that can be read in any season of the year. So if you’re planning to read this “spooky” book for october, mmm, let me tell you is not that “spooky”. There is couple of disturbing images, but nothing so extraordinary.

Also I feel a little bit guilty because I’ve destroyed at least three books on this blog, and I’m not proud of myself. As an indie writer I know the struggle of writing a book and it is sad when someone doesn’t like what you wrote. But gosh! Is my opinion. My experience while reading a story, and I would be a liar if I say I loved the story when that doesn’t really happened!ย ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

Anyway, here are the quotes:ย 

“Even when the world is crashing down around my ears, you find a way to make it easier.”

“Misfortune find us all. The only difference is when and how you resolve to face it.”

“The grim reality we must all face is that the dark and different and strange among us us face a kind of exile.”

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Rating:

2.5/5ย โญ๏ธ

In other news, this blog turns a year in november! WUT!!ย ๐Ÿ˜ฑย I think I have to do something specialย โ˜บ๏ธย to celebrate!

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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When Marnie was there book impressions

Book Review, Favorite Readings, TBR

Hi there human beings! I decided to write a short review about this book because I thought it was too good to not write about it. Have you heard the title before? If not, then you have a new book to add to your TBR list.

Goodreads Synopsis.

Anna lives with foster parents, a misfit with no friends, always on the outside of things. Then she is sent to Norfolk to stay with old Mr and Mrs Pegg, where she runs wild on the sand dunes and around the water. There is a house, the Marsh House, which she feels she recognises – and she soon meets a strange little girl called Marnie, who becomes Anna’s first ever friend. Then one day, Marnie vanishes. A new family, the Lindsays, move into the Marsh House. Having learnt so much from Marnie about friendship, Anna makes firm friends with the Lindsays – and learns some strange truths about Marnie, who was not all she seemed…ย 

My opinion.

As a big fan of Studio Ghibli, when I first heard about “When Marnie was there” 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 going to happen in the end.

This is a very beautiful story, not just the book, but the movie too. Hiromasa Yonebayashi captured the very strong points of the book, leaving just a few details behind. In my opinion, one of the best movies by Studio Ghibli, besides Miyazaki’s movies.

As for the book, I felt identified with Anna’s feelings of solitude. She excluded herself from the world, rejecting to show any type of emotions and thinking the worst about herself. I know it may sound familiar to some of us, because we may feel the same way. But maybe it could be because of a distorted point of view of ourselves.

This book is one of my favorites from this year. I recommend to you all to take a look at this wonderful and touching story.IMG_20170827_093342_489[1]

Quote:

Yesterday’s gone, so has the day before. Don’t let’s waste today arguing about it.

Rating:

5/5ย โ˜…

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

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The Fifty Bookish Questions Book Tag

Facts about me, Meet the Blogger, Tags

Hi fellow readers. I was surfing in the web and found a very interesting bookish tag to do here on the blog, so I thought, why not? I left some questions outside, as you may notice. So here it comes. God have mercy, because this is veeeeery long…

1. What was the last book you read?

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. You can read my review here.

2. Was it a good one?

Yes and not too much, to find out why I think like this, go read my review ๐Ÿ˜‰

3. What made it good?

The world setting was fantastic.

4. Do you recommend it to other people?

I don’t see why not…ย giphy-downsized.gif

5. How often do you read?

I read before bedtime, every night, sometimes I just fall sleep with my glasses on my face XD

6. Do you like to read?

Damn, I don’t know how to answer to that question. Mmmm, yes?ย giphy-downsized (1)

7. What was the last bad book you read?

The book jumper. God knows I really wanted to like this book but, I just couldn’t. Please don’t kill me if you liked it.

8. What made you dislike it?

I, personally, couldnโ€™t get into the plot. I donโ€™t know how to explain you guys. But since I started and finished I wasnโ€™t moved or identified with any of the characters. There were things missing.

9. Do you wish to be a writer?

YES! That’s my dream…

10. Has any book ever influenced you greatly?

Most of the time, yes.

11. Do you read fan fiction?

Noooo. Not that I won’t read it someday, but no.

12. What’s your favorite book?

Really?!!! Mmmm, The Hunger Games Trilogy, The book of lost things, Les Miserables, The Lord of the Rings… Seriously I can’t keep writing more books on this space. There’s not just one, you understand?

13. What’s your least favorite book?

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.ย giphy-downsized (2)

14. Do you prefer physical books or read on a device?

Physical books are always better. I love my Kindle, though, but nothing compares.

15. When did you learn how to read?

I think maybe I was 4 or five years old.

16. What is your favorite book you had to read in school?

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

17. What is your favorite book series?

The LORD OF THE RINGS.

18. Who is your favorite author?

AGAIN?!?!?! OH good Grief! No. No…

19. Who is your favorite chatacter in a book series?

Katniss Everdeen, Gandalf, Pippin…

20. Has a book transported you somewhere else?

Every time I take a book in my hands, dude.

21.ย Which book do you wish had a sequel?

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys, just to say one.

22.ย Which book do you wish DIDNT have a sequel?

I don’t know ATM…

23.ย How long does it take you to read a book?

It depends. If I’m very busy it ca take me weeks, but I can normally read a book in a seat, or in just a week.

24.ย ย Do you like when books become movies?

Yes and not too much. But it depends of the book and the director.

25.ย ย Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?

Every Stephen King’s book that has become an adaptation. They just ruin it!

26.ย Which movie has done a book justice?

Every of the Lord of the Rings Series by Peter Jackson.

27.ย ย Do you read newspapers?

Naw.

28.ย Do you read magazines?

Neither.

29.ย Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?

None.

30.ย ย Do you read while in bed?

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31.ย Do you read while on the toilet?

Mmmm, no.

32.ย Do you read while in the car?

I don’t own a car, but I read on my mum’s friend car, so it’s a yes.

33.ย  Do you read while in the bath?

No.

34.ย Are you a fast reader?

Sometimes.

35.ย Are you a slow reader?

Sort of.

36.ย Where is your favorite place to read?

My room. Outside at the park surrounded by nature.

37.ย Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?

No, not really.

38.ย Do you need a room to be silent while you read?

I can concentrate ifย no one’s talking ๐Ÿ™‚

39.ย ย Who gave you your love for reading?

My parents used to read me bedtime stories before sleep, so I guess my love for reading comes since that moment.

40.ย ย What book is next on your list to read?

I can’t answer it. Millions…

41.ย Which author would you most want to interview?

Tolkien, Victor Hugo, Dickens, Poe (It’s a pity they’re dead ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ) Ruta Sepetys, John Conolly, Patrick Ness, Suzanne Collins, Stephen King.

42.ย Which author do you think youโ€™d be friends with?

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Isn’t he lovely?

43.ย What book have you reread the most?

LOTR…

44.ย Which books should be banned from all schools?

None, if it isn’t inappropriate, I can find any reason to ban books.

Well, that was all from me. Until next time…

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