Saturday, October 18, 2014

Some Tags

Hey guys, another lazy Saturday at home, but hey, don't think I'm intending to spend all day in bed watching tv, I already cleaned the house, and as you may see, I'm working on editing, uploading and scheduling videos for next week, same as posts.
I forgot to share the last videos I made, probably because they were tags, but I loved the questions, so maybe you would be interesting in doing one of them.
First let me share the Autumn Tag, in which I talk about the most anticipating book release (which of course is The Way We Go by Roxie Prince)
And then I made the marathonic Tag TMI book related, 50 questions, well, technically 49 since the last one was Who do you tag, but being new on the booktube community, made me a little shy so I didn't tag anyone, but probably I will.
And last but not least, I made a new video as introduction to my channel, I'm not sure if my welcome video was ok, I mean, I ramble like crazy, but this one is just footage and happy music, so is short and go to the point of what my bookchannel is about, let me know what you think.
Autumn, my favorite season, the days are windy, and I'm hoping for this rain to go away, so I would be able to go out and take lots of pictures because I've been neglecting my poor camera since I don't want the rain affect it, so prepare for more pictures soon, same as explorations at home in the coming days. Happy Weekend!!!!!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Buried Angels, book review



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Can’t I say that my heart is broken as an initial line? Well in that case I am, I’m totally heartbroken because I came to an end, no more books from Camilla, and I can tell you this, OMG! I want to read more and more about Patrik and even the-sometimes-silly Erika.
Buried Angels is the last book published –till now- about Patrik Hedström saga, and just like the others, I totally loved it.
For instance let me tell you that this time I had no idea how the story would turn out, since truly even when I guessed some part, I didn’t even get a clear idea what was the story behind, how things really happened, and believe me when I say that I was totally surprised.
The book seriously took me to a place in which I feel in some parts afraid because OMG what a crazy disturbed people! But I truly enjoyed this book.

Once more a total recommendation if you enjoy psychological thrillers, and you can get a copy here!
In case you prefer to watch the video review:

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Looking for Alaska, book review



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I guess I’m not under Mr. John Green spell, because once more, this book didn’t make the magic most people said it would. I read it, not expecting to like it or hate it, since I had a bad experience with The Fault in our Stars. At least two or three people said it was amazing, and by far their favorite of John Green. Well, I couldn’t find why it was so precious, in fact when the event in which is based the book happened I was glad and found myself smiling!!! Yes, shocking!
What I liked about the book is that was divided in Before and After the event, and what I thought it was unnecessary was the counting days, I mean 131 days before or 9 days after, I got lost on the account of days and most of the time I ignored them.
I enjoyed the last words quotes, I think it was a weird kind of likable detail of the main character, but I did not like the fact that it was a kind of annoying character.
And the prang? OMG, did the author really gave the title to the prang of the century to that? The stupidest idea ever, and seriously, Not.Funny.At.All!

I didn’t enjoy this reading, and I was glad when it came to and end. I wouldn’t recommend the book either, unless you truly enjoy John Green writing, in that case you can get it here.

Or if you prefer the video version of the review:

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Monday, October 13, 2014

My baby boy is 5yo

A week had passed and I totally forgot to share something with you, but believe me, I've been so distracted with the bedroom (and yes! reading like usually), but I promise to share pictures of the bedroom pretty soon, I'm so happy with how it's turning out.
Anyway, last Saturday (October 4th not the 11th) my baby boy turned Five years old!, and of course we celebrated it staying at home with him. Mommy dearest made him a costume, and we gave him cinnamon rolls (his favorites, and yes, I took off all the raisings).
So prepare yourselves to see the most handsome sailor you'll ever see.



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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Everything I Never Told You, book review



Lydia is the favourite child of Marilyn and James Lee; a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue - in Marilyn's case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James's case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the centre of every party. But Lydia is under pressures that have nothing to do with growing up in 1970s small town Ohio. Her father is an American born of first-generation Chinese immigrants, and his ethnicity, and hers, make them conspicuous in any setting. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, James is consumed by guilt and sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to make someone accountable, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is convinced that local bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's the youngest in the family - Hannah - who observes far more than anyone realises and who may be the only one who knows what really happened. Everything I Never Told You is a gripping page-turner, about secrets, love, longing, lies and race.


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I’m sure this book should have been a quick read, if it wasn’t for the fact that I started to read it in a crazy week in which work kept me apart from it. There were moments in which I couldn’t believe that I didn’t read more than a whole page.
The story is really interesting, I love the switches between the present, past and what was behind all the characters involved. I loved how the family dynamic was expose. I loved Nath, and sweet Hannah, in some parts I hated James, and in most parts I hated the Mailyn.

It’s a very honest book, which made me realize how imperfect a perfect life could be. How when you push others to do your will, you affect them in some ways that you can't even imagine. How the way people make fun of others hurts more than they could even imagine.
When finally I had the time for read it, I couldn’t pull it down, I totally recommend this book, it was so perfect in its imperfection, this is the kind of book that most be read specially at schools and parents alike. If you want to have a copy,  you can buy it here.


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Monday, October 6, 2014

The Secret Garden, book review

Hey guys, hope you had an amazing weekend, I'm starting this week with one of my favorite books of all times, The Secret Garden. Usually I post a review on Wednesday, but since I'm still so behind with my Summer reads, and we are already in Autumn, I decided to post three books this week, so that way I'm going to be able to catch up with them. 
I already made a Small Wrap-up on the booktube channel, in case you prefert to watch it, still, I'm going to make a post for every book individually. 


This timeless classic is a poignant tale of Mary, a lonely orphaned girl sent to a Yorkshire mansion at the edge of a vast lonely moor. At first, she is frightened by this gloomy place until she meets a local boy, Dickon, who's earned the trust of the moor's wild animals, the invalid Colin, an unhappy boy terrified of life, and a mysterious, abandoned garden...
Rating: ★★★
I remember the first time I saw the movie, it was simply beautiful. So after so many years, and years in which I didn’t see the movie again, I finally got this precious book, which was so much better, so full of details that I can’t even start telling you how much I enjoyed it. It gave me a warm sensation, and believe me, Dickon became one of my favorite characters of all times, and here I’m pretty sure the movie didn’t capture the true essence of Dickon from the book, even when the movie is so beautiful, but no, the book, the book was beyond words.

Highly recommended to all of you, and if you like to have your own copy, you can have it here. 
Movie Trailer:
And a Small Wrap-up which include a review of The Secret Garden:

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Midnight Witch, book review


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To define Paula Brackston writing would be a little bit difficult, for instance, I wanted to read The Witch’s daughter for so long, and when I did it, I was kind of disappointed. And then I read the Winter Witch, and felt in love with the book, which gave me one of my favorite quotes of all times! 
“If you are not able to travel, the next best thing is to read. Read all you can girl, and store up that knowledge, for you never know when you will need it”.
When I saw on the email that Goodreads send about new releases that Paula Brackston had a new book, I wasn’t so sure what to expect. Still, the title, the cover got me, The Midnight Witch, and the protagonist name “Lilith Montgomery”, left me thinking "what a fascinating name!"
The truth is that when I finally get my hands on it, I was by far completely in distress. I started to read it and then came to point in which I was angry, really angry. The story, the characters were boring me to death, and the way it was written caused me so much stress, that I had to quit. Just like that, I left the book unfinished, and then came to me other books, and forgot about The Midnight Witch.
Still, I felt that I owned Paula another chance, so after 9 books, I decided to return to The Midnight Witch, and find out what happened with Lilith Montgomery.
Some parts of the story were darker enough for my taste, the fact that they were witches, necromancers, was really interesting, but then the characters were…I’m not sure how to put it, I couldn’t relate to any of them, feel empathy for any of them, it was like the characters didn’t were passionate enough to the point that it was bored to read about them.
The story would be good enough, but the combination of "sacrifice" which never existed since the protagonist did her will whenever she wanted, and the plain characters was just not catching at all.

I wouldn’t recommend the book, but like usual, people should make their own opinion, and probably there would be people who really like the story, so you can have a copy here.

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