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…
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.
There are authors who have thousands of “Number one fans”; Agatha Christie is not the exception and I’m part of her big list of number one fans. What I like the most about her books is the atmosphere surrounding every story, which captures your attention and doesn’t make you put any of her books down.
An elderly lady is on her way to Scotland Yard to report several murders in her village. “It is very easy to kill, so long as no one suspect you,” she tells the man she meets on the London train, retired policeman Luke Fitzwilliam. He ascribes it all to a vivid imagination and hopes they’ll let the old dear down lightly. That is, until let learns about two more suspicious deaths – one of which is the old lady’s.
I loved this book from the first page to the end! Gosh this woman is amaizing! Not in vain she’s been called the Queen of Crime, and to earn such title you must be really good in what you do.
This book is suspenseful, captivating; perfect for a night read. The characters are fascinating, each one in their own way, which makes the book even more special besides the mystery you have to solve, because murder is easy and anyone could do it 😈.
I had a little conflict with the protagonist, Luke Fitzwilliam, because sometimes he was very dumb to be called a detective, but I think this was part of Christie’s plan. The girl power is also wonderful and it is imposible not to fall in love with some of them🤘.
I’m glad I included this book on my Autumn TBR… Anyway this was my short review for this Sunday. Up next, House of Furies.
“No one human being knows the full truth about another human being. Not even one’s nearest and dearest.”
“Men have courage-one knows that…but they are more easily deceived than women.”
That was all from me peeps! Thanks for reading ❤
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…
1. IT by Stephen King. This book is huuuge and I hope to read it before the season ends 😂.
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….”
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).
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).
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?
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 ❤
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 Taylor⇒⇒⇒⇒ 3.5/5 ★
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 it’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. King⇒⇒⇒⇒ 4.5/5 ★
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. Robinson⇒⇒⇒⇒ 5/5 ★
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 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 🙂
That was all from me peeps! Thanks for reading ❤
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…
It isn’t ten-year-old Pia’s fault that her grandmother dies in a freak accident. But tell that to the citizens of Pia’s little German hometown of Bad Münstereifel, 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 community’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 Grimm’s fairy tale, she disappears. But, this being real life, she doesn’t return.
Pia and Stefan suspect that Katharina has been spirited away by the supernatural. Their investigation is inspired by the instructive—and cautionary—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 tales—and perilously close to adulthood.
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.
That was all from me peeps! Thanks for reading ❤
- This is a story about that special someone: the one you trust, the one you can’t live without.
For Ted Flask, that someone special is his aging companion Lily, who happens to be a dog.
I’ve read good reviews about this book. I love the cover, it is simple, but when I saw it for the first time, It caught my attention. I hope it’s good.
2. Can we please take the time to appreciate this cover… Yes, I looove it. I read the Synopsis on goodreads and definitely I was interested in the story. So this wil be on my 2017’s TBR.
3. This book was on my december TBR but due to “circumstances” I couldn’t read it. I started it, but then I paused it to read another book, because I wasn’t getting in the story. I would love to finish what I started, so let’s see if this year I can do it.
4. The Inheritance Cycle has been sitting on my TBR pile for eons! I really want to discover this story. I love dragons and adventures and all the epic stuff. This world seems to be wonderful so I want to explore it.
5. I love Historical novels and this is one I’ve been looking forward to read so bad. The reviews I’ve read confirms that this book worths to be read.
There is a biiiig mountain of books to read in this year; the list is neverending. I wanted to share with you here some of the books I’m planning to read, because of course I have a book pile! But, I assure you these are included in this year reviews, so stay tuned…
For now I’m re-reading LOTR, and is more epic than ever! Tolkien’s world is magnificent and I always want to stay in the Middle Earth. Actually it is my favorite book world. And, what about you? What books do you want to read in 2017?
PS. All images were taken from goodreads.
Hello there! It is that time again for another review and it is the turn for Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven. So here we go:
Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for every possibility life has to offer. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything.
Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He’s the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything, but he can’t understand what’s going on with the inner workings of his brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don’t get too close to anyone.
Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game—which lands them in group counseling and community service—Libby and Jack are both pissed, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world, theirs and yours.
When I started this book I was a bit dissapointed because I wasn’t enjoying it so far. Maybe I wasn’t getting involved in the story and didn’t like one of the main characters (Jack Masselin).
But I decided to go ahead and keep reading, because, after all, I really wanted to know more about Libby’s story. I felt identified with her in so many parts of the story: when she was bullied for being fat, which was something that used to happen to me when I was a little girl.
What I loved the most about this book is Libby’s bravery, the way she accepted herself and didn’t give a… about people’s opinion concerning her weight.
As I said above, Jack wasn’t “my cup of coffee”, I just don’t know why, but Has it ever happened to you that you hate someone and you just don’t know why? Well it happens a lot to me with book characters, specially when they take bad decisions.
I still don’t like him, but I understand the conflict he was passing by, so I will not be so rude with him.
This book made me think a lot about being different, having a health problem, having anxiety, having depression or other kind of trouble, is not so bad as it seems. I mean, it is bad to have those problems, but I think what Niven wanted to tell us is that we’re not alone, we’re not less than others, we are wanted.
I recommend this book, despite I wasn’t so convinced in the beginning, it really is a good book, with so many teachings about life, and a very strong and brave female character we should all imitate.
“As long as you live, there’s always something waiting; and even if its bad, and you know its bad, What can you do? You can’t stop living”.
“We can’t fight another person’s battles, no matter how much we want to”.
“Don’t judge a man till you’ve walked a mile in his shoes”.
“You can’t stop living”.
“It’s not moving on, Libbs. It’s moving differently. That’s all this. Different life. Different world. Different rules. We don’t ever leave that old world behind. We just create a new one”.
“We all got something. We’re all weird and damaged in our own way. You’re not the only one”.
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. 😉
“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.
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.