Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Lost Boy, book review

Rating: ★★★
I’m starting to feel regrets about me reading these books so quickly, (almost one after the other) and now that I’m almost done with them, I tried to read them slowly, and read a book or two between them.
Anyway, the seven book in Patrik Hedström saga was…I’m still trying to decide how it was, I mean, don’t get me wrong, I really liked it, it really was that good, but I was kind of disappointed for some reasons.
In this book, the new financies director is murdered, and his body found by his parents. Mats Sverin, who everybody liked him, but nobody know him really was shot to death in his appartment, and the mystery that surrounds the young man would keep Patrik intrigue, while he tries to buried his mind in work, leaving behind the tragic drama his family had.
The story involve a woman who was part of Matte's past, and now she returned to the area with her five year old son.
Anyway, like I mentioned before the book was really good, and once more, I highly recommended to those who enjoy a good psychological thriller.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My Second Nomination to the Liebster Award!

Hey guys, I'm still laughing about this, I've been nominated by Adi for the Liebster award! This is my second nomination of the year, and I'm really grateful that amazing bloggers like Adi nominated me. Make sure to check out her blog Vegetarian Courtesy because she's great!

The Rules:
❀ Thank the person who nominated you by linking to their blog.
❀  Answer the 11 questions the nominator gave you.
❀ Nominate 11 other bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
❀ Create 11 questions for your nominees.
❀ Let your nominees know by getting in touch with them.
Here I must say that I'm not going to nominate someone in specific, but if you would like to make it feel free to use the same questions from Adi.

1. What's your favorite childhood memory?
I must say that I had a very happy childhood, but one moment that I recall dearly is when my mom took me to watch The Last Unicorn, it was a special presentation and I totally loved that movie

2. Favorite pastry?
Cinamon rolls count?

3. Biggest pet peeve?

4. What are you most passionate about?
Books!, I love books, I love reading, and I wish I could live in a place like the beast castle (the beauty and the beast :)). I'm also passionate about photography, I love taking pictures here and there, and now Booktube!

5. Do you have any favorite nicknames? If so what are they & how'd you get them?
Beba (baby): this is how my mom and dad calls me, because I'm the younger on my family and I'm their baby 
Lady: this is how some of my friends call me, for a song :)

6. Do you believe what your horoscope sign says about you?
Totally, the description about my sign suits me well, and so of course I read my horoscope daily, just for precaution. There were times when things went totally wrong for me, and when I checked my horoscope that day it said that I should be careful, so waking up, the first thing I check is my horoscope after praying.

7. Hot chocolate, coffee, or tea?
coffee always and forever, then hot chocolate, tea never!

8. Favorite movie? Why is it your favorite?
Amelie, do I have to explain why? it's simply gorgeous, but here are some reasons

9. Favorite animal?
Lions, but I also love equally cats and dogs and horses

10. Favorite holiday & why?
winter because it's christmas!

11. There are no lines at your favorite theme park, which ride do you go on first?
duh! the carousel!!!! 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Deliver Us From Evil, movie review

Last Thuesday, mommy dearest and I had a free day (celebration of the Independence day, thank you!!!). We didn't had a specific plan for the day, just go to the mall, see some pretty things, and that's it. Before we left, I decided to check what was on the movies, just in case, you know. I had in mind "If I Stay" but time wasn't in our favor, the movie was on at 4pm and by that time we would be back home -I'm talking here that we left our house at 9:40am-.
Anyway, when we arrived to the mall, around 10:30, the first movie was "Deliver us from Evil" at 11:20 or "Gutentag Ramon" at 11:40, which my mom mentioned she wanted to see a couple of weeks before. I left the decision to her, and she -as usual- choose to make me happy and the movie of the day was Deliver Us From Evil.

Dear Lord, I know that I wanted to see the movie for Eric Bana -who really, really looked extremely handsome!- and I was curious by Edgar Ramirez -OMG!-, but the movie, the story, totally freaked me out.

There's something that got to my nerves every single time that I read "Based on a True Story" that seriously made me unease, probably because what I'm about to watch truly happened to real people like you and me, probably because it make you realize that even if you are not a religious person, those kind of things happen, there's evil, and there's good, and there's something more around us. 

Did I scream? like crazy. The movie was good, really good, and the story behind it, honestly scared me, there were moments in which I had to cover my eyes, and yes, I had nightmares that night. I mean, not all the movie you're going to be at the edge of your seat, specially at the beginning, you can relax and even enjoy handsome Eric Bana, but the moments in which they more close to the subjects in the case, OMG, specially the one above, those moments were really tense, and truly scared me.
I honestly can say that I recommend this movie to those who enjoy of religious/demonic/true story/suspense movies, I'm not placing it in horror, because like I said, even when I was scared in some moments, the movie can be enjoyed without constant screams. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Booktube Channel, Finally I Did It!!!

Hey Guys!
Well, as the title said, finally I did it!, for the last couple of months, since the discovery of the Booktube Community, I've been contemplating start my own channel. I'm not going to lie here, I made lots of excuses, discarding the idea, but while I keep watching those amazing videos, discovering new booktubers, I knew deep inside that this was a community in which I would love to be part.
Books are a huge part of my life, and even when I'm refusing to focus this blog 100% to books, since I would feel like I'm missing something -like taking pictures here and there-, I knew that a booktube channel was the best choice for me.
So here it is, my first video in the community:
And probably you already read my reviews for Camilla Läckberg from book one to six, but since next Wednesday I'm going to review book 7, I decided to change a little bit the dynamic here, so I decided to make a mash-up from book 1-6 as my first official review video :)
Hope you join me in this new crazy idea, and if you like my videos subscribe to my channel, please!!!!!
Well, that's it for today, have a lovely Sunday!!!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

We were liars, book review

Rating: ★★★
We were liars.
I’m trying so hard to not give away too much information about the book, since the main reason why I loved it was the way you go discovering bits and bits of what truly happened with the main character and her friends.
Also I think it was very clever the way the girl recreated the fairy tales stories she used to read when she was a kid, focusing in her own family and the events that all of them kept hide from her since the accident.
The way she express her emotions was brilliant, and all the story and the way it was wrote was absolutely fantastic.
But what this book is about? Well, the family Sinclair is the kind of family in which everything is perfect, rich, blond, gorgeous, every single member is a perfect example of what good blood and genes can create. Which made you think if everything is just as it looks like.
We were liars is about princesses, about a king, and a puppeteer, it's about family, it's about friendship, and in some way is about haunted. 
So, seriously I recommend this book, which was pretty cool.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

I Made a Bookshelf + A New Resolution

Probably you know this, probably not (if you are new on this blog). I love books, I totally love them with all my heart. The thing is that I don't own many books, at least not in print version, I'm a huge fan of ebooks, but print editions had been in my heart a little longer. The problem is that in 2010 I lost all of them, all those precios and treasured books that were important to me. Lost them, trash them, went to the gargabe like if the did't have a value. In 2010 a flotation took them away from me, and here I'm talking of hardcover first edition of Harry Potter (for which I cried).
I am grateful that my furry babes were ok, and every single day I'm grateful for that. But I'm not going to lie here, even when I wasn't sad for most of the things that I lost -which was pretty much everything in my bedroom plus some of my mom's stuff, and all my childhood pictures- I can't deny that if I cried in that moment it was only for my books. The moment I saw my neighbor trashing them with a hammer to realese them from the bookshelf I felt a piece of me went with those treasured books. Still I didn't cried until it was over.
We worked hard, and even when we thought we would have a sad Christmas, it wasn't like that. I had one of my favorite Christmas that year, and also, I gave myself a pretty present. A book. I bought the most pretty book I found on the bookstore, and even when I didn't know what was it about, I knew I had to have it. The story was pretty good, and I was very glad for my purchase. (Sepulchre by Kate Mosse)
In 2011 I was so glad when I finally had in my hands my Kindle, and since them, I've been an ebook fan.
Finally a couple of weeks ago, with the discovery of The Book Depository, I finally saw it clear. I love book, and it's hard to find books in english here in Sunny Hell, or if you find them, they are quite expensive. And then this amazing site offers great books, awesome prices and boom! Free delivery!!!!
So of course I made my mind. I don't win lots of money, and evey cent that I win is with hard work, but even though, I can adjust my budget, I can keep working hard no matter what, but one day I'm going to have a bookshelf fill with print books from top to bottom.
That's my goal, that's the collection that I want to start, a collection not of lost books, -which probably I'm going to purchase in new editions since I'm a little bit supersticious-, but with books that I love, that I've been discovery, that I probably read on ebook version, or that I'm dying to read.
And for start this new step, I needed a bookshelf itself, since the one that I have is so small. So I went to find the perfect one, but there's something weird about the people who sell bookshelf, they don't understand, they made bookshelfs with the same space between one shelf and the other, and they are not the size of books at all but bigger, so there's a lot of space waste. Plus they are expensive!
Instead of get one of those awful bookshelfs, I decided to make one, and I mean made a silly design, go to Home Deapot to buy the wood, ask for the precise cuts, bring the wood at home and start from scratch taking measures, working with the hammer and other tools, and finally see the product of my hard work.
So here it is, this is the beginning of a new goal, the beginning of a new dream.

And also I made a small one which probably would serve for camerashelf!

Since I already created my channel on youtube which I intend to use more frequently, here's a little video of the process on making my bookshelfs:

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Witch of Duva

There was a time when the woods near Duva ate girls...or so the story goes. But it’s just possible that the danger may be a little bit closer to home. This story is a companion folk tale to Leigh Bardugo’s debut novel, Shadow and Bone.
Rating: ★★★
This is a short story by Leigh Bardugo, author of the Grisha triology, which I'm intending to read pretty soon, but for now, let us focus on the story.
When I started to read it, I find it a little difficult with all those names that were mentioning, thinking if I must keep them in mind for the rest of the book, but then, I discovered that the names weren’t so relevant for the story itself, and I quite enjoyed it.
A pretty good story, and very easy to read, to the point that I was kind of sad when the book ended. What I loved the most of the book, is the taught on it, since you shouldn’t judge people by their appearance, and less their motives, since we never know what are the reasons a person acts some way.
Totally recommended to those who enjoy “Fairy Tales” with a Grimm and not a Disney ending.

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