martes, 8 de diciembre de 2015

Hello... it's me.

You guys. I am the worst, I know. It's been over two months since the last time I posted on the blog. 

 I knoooooooow. I suck. 

But I'm a very lazy person and in my defense, I thought my laptop was broken. Then last week I gave it to my uncle and he fixed it and boom (!!) I have my baby back and I thought I should stop by and explain why I've been absent. 

What have I been up to? 

Working. Reading. Chilling with the cats. Working. Reading. Chilling with the cats. And watching youtube videos. That's pretty much it. 

I've read the Addicted series. And ever since I can't stop wondering why isn't Connnor Cobalt real. WHY.  I might or not write an 'Connor Cobalt appreciation post'. lol 

I read Malala's Yousafzai's book and I have been incredibly inspired by how much she has accomplished, her determination and her kindness. I might post a review on either the book or the documentary, fyi!

OH OH OH! I almost forgot to mention that I'm going to see Coldplay next year. I have never seen them and I love that fucking band so you bet I am very much excited. I have not listened to their new album, but that's because I want to buy the physical copy, not on iTunes. 

I have been obsessed with One Direction's album, Made In The A.M. (Duh) and nope, I can't choose just one favorite. 

I'm so eager to listen to new music. I want to listen to Troye Sivan's album, Little Mix's, Disclosure, Adele's and Coldplay's. Do you guys have any recommendations?

I am currently reading Winter, which is probably my most anticipated release of the year. And I plan on reading it veeeeeeery slowlyyyyyyy. 

But what I really wanna know is what are you all up to! Catch me up on your life, please? 
I hope to see you all sooooooooooon. 


viernes, 25 de septiembre de 2015

This is The Book Everyone Should Read

Title: Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Author: Becky Albertalli
Published: April 7th 2015, by Balzer + Bray. 

Summary: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised. With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

My Musings: 

Ohmygod this beautiful book. Easily one of my favorites of 2015. I am in love. I want everyone I know to read this story because it is so important. It is so much more than cute exchanges of emails between Simon and Blue. It is a book about diversity, -of all kinds-, about finding yourself, about coming out, about family dinamics and friendships. Man! It's so complete. 

domingo, 20 de septiembre de 2015

The Creative Blogger Award!

As you all know, I am back from the break I took. And I remembered I had been tagged by some of my fellow bloggers. And I particularly like this one, because it's a chance to show more about myself. 

First of all, thank you Jay for the nomination. You are too nice! I have linked her blog incase you want to check it out because it is pretty awesome. 

The Rules: 

- Post a link to the person who nominated you and thank them. 
- Share 5 facts about yourself. 
- Nominate 10 other blogs and give links. 
- Contact your nominees to inform them of their nomination. 
- Provide the rules to your nominees. 


1. My family owns four cats. Yes, that's right. And most of the time they drive me crazy. I have this love and hate relationship with them. Let's introduce them... 

                                                   Minina.                                 This is our lil beast.Pancho.   
                                              Been with us for three years now.       Comes and goes as he pleases.

                                                    Fito.                                    Manchitas.
            He's the youngest and chillest of them all.        Been here a couple of months. 
                                                                                                He's the devil.

2. I have one brother, who's younger than me by three years. We have a very close relationship and I would say he is one of the few people who I feel like I can be myself with. Crude jokes and all. 

3. My internet life started in the Twilight fandom back in 2010, but more than Twilight, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. First ship. Then I became a One Direction fan in 2012 and my life changed *angels singing*. In February of this year I decided to become a book blogger and in May (I think?) I became a Halsey fan. #WILDlife

4. Back when I was in elementary school I wanted to be a teacher. For the life of me I can't imagine being one now. My patience is basically non existent. I can imagine myself being a professor though. Hmmm.

5. I LOVE The Office. Favorite TV show ever. 

I nominate:

Lysia -  Literatuesque 
Olivia - Fluttering Pages
Eduardo - Booming Books

And that's it. Can't wait to read your five facts! :)

miércoles, 16 de septiembre de 2015

Hello pals! How are y'all doing? We find ourselves in the middle of the week and that, in this blog, means that it's time for the Words to Live By of the week. This week's are so fitting to this blog, where I talk about books. I read it and I found that I could relate to it on a spiritual level. And I know you guys will too! 

domingo, 13 de septiembre de 2015

Chatty Ale is the only name I could think of for these kinda posts. You know the ones that aren't book reviews or tags or memes? Just me, lil old Ale, talking about stuff that has been on my mind. 

It was December of 2011 and I decided to read this book called "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" because I had seen the trailer for the movie that would be coming out that month.  So I bought the book and I read it in like a week and man, did I love it. I was surprised by the fact that I read it and loved it because that's not my cup of tea. At all. 

A few months later, when the film got here I went and saw it and I was even more in love with the story. Bless my baby Rooney Mara, she did a wonderful job as Lisbeth Salander. Then, I don't know how much time passed before I read the second book in the Millenium series, "The Girl Who Played With Fire", and well I didn't love it as much but it was still great. Then, in December of 2013, I read the third book "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" and I was empty for a while. Let me tell you why.

miércoles, 9 de septiembre de 2015

How are you all doing? How's life treating you, friend? I was going through my likes on tumblr and I found today's quote, read it and freaked out, I knew this was it. But enough of my chatter, here are this week's Words to Live By:

This lovely piece is by the poet Nayyirah Waheed, and it can be found on her twitter account. Tell me this isn't beautiful, please. It's so positive and perfect, because many times I have had this thought, I want to reach this place where my mind is in harmony with my body, where I'm not fighting for the "perfect shape". And I know this is something a lot of people struggle with. And to imagine your body replying with this is unbelievable because basically that's what it wants. To be friends with whoever is occupying it, right? This quote is just so inspiring. It makes me think 'fuck standards! Life's too fucking short to live in a constant battle with my own home'. 

I found some more quotes from Waheed, and they are giving me ALL THE FEELS, so if you want to check them here they are. And if you are even more interested, she's published a book called 'Salt'. 

What do you think? How are you? Let's catch up! See you soon. 


miércoles, 2 de septiembre de 2015

Hello. The Words to Live By are back!  It's been five days since Halsey's debut album "Badlands" came out and I am still obsessed with it. Sorry, not sorry. So I obviously have to share a quote out of the album because I think this is the first time I find that I can actually relate to a song. I listen to some of the songs of this album and I think "Get out of my head, Ashley!! How dare you". So here are this week's Words to Live By brought to you by the genius artist, Halsey.  

You can listen to it here

There's something about this song, that makes me feel as if it was my own, you know? Especifically that second paragraph I put in the image. Sharing this feels too personal, ahhh! It's as if you guys can look into my current state of mind. I know I tend to post happy quotes on this feature but just bear with me for now please. Tell me, what do you think of this quote? Of the song? Of Badlands? 
See you next week! :)

domingo, 30 de agosto de 2015

Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas

Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J Mass
Published: September 2nd, 2014 by Bloosbury USA Children. 

She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one. Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth...a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed. The king's assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Times bestsellingCrown of Midnight.

My Musings

OHMYGOD. What a rollercoaster this was. It took me a long time to finish it (a whole week) but to be honest I just didn't want it to be over because this is the last book out and now I have to wait until Queen of Shadows comes out in September 1st.

I have to say I personally did not enjoy the parts with Manon, I found myself counting down the pages until I reached someone else's point of view again. But again, that's just me. Other than that, the plot was WILD. There is something going on from the very beginning of the book and there just isn't a dull moment. In fact I have SO MANY bookmarks of this book, it's crazy. 

Celaena/Aelin. Oh I fell in love with her in this book. Her character development was just breathtaking. I found myself astonished by the changes in her, mentally and physically. I loved how she hit bottom and then she picked herself back up. I think that is one of the most beautiful things to witness in a story. A character who stops feeling sorry for themselves and realizes that there is still hope. That is maybe the main reason why this is my favorite book of this series.

Rowan Whitethorn. I need more chapters written told from his point of view because I don't want to judge im without knowing his intentions first. At the beginning I wasn't very fond of him, to be honest. But then, his actions, 'little' gestures here and there made me progressively fall in love with him. So protective of Aelin, oh my lord and at the same time he isn't afraid to put her in her place and I love that about their relationship, it's a mutual thing. 

I so cannot wait to get the next book because DORIAN AND CHAOL. This reminds me, I am so sad about their relationship and the way things went down in this book for them, especially for Dorian (!!!) but I know that there is a bond between them and it can't just go away, can it? *bites nails* There is so much to look forward to, so many OMG moments in this book that led to certain circumstances, and they make for a fascinating and captivating book. One of my favorites, ever.

viernes, 28 de agosto de 2015

Hello! This time it really feels like it has been a loooong time since the last time I "saw" you. Let's catch up, yeah? Hey Alejandra, how come you just stopped blogging..? Well, to be honest, I wasn't feeling motivated. I have ocasionally visited some blogs and left some comments but I just haven't felt good with the stuff I am coming up with. I don't want to bring you just reviews, you know? Because there are MILLIONS of reviews online. I wanna make different content. But I haven't come up with anything yet. Also, I haven't been feeling well, but I am not planning on burdening any of you with my mental stuff, so yeah. 

But, what have I been up to? 

I am currently listening to this beautiful baby: Badlands by the talented Halsey. I have been waiting for this album and it came out today so ! Such a masterpiece. If you're obsessed with it too then let me know what's your favorite song! 

This month, I have watched Sense8 and I am so glad I picked it up again because what a great show. WOW. Seriously, please go watch it and again, let me know which one is your favorite character! Mine is Lito, I think. 

This show! I am not obsessed with it but everytime I am zapping and I see it on I just end up watching it. I laugh at the fact that the owners but have contacted the production of the show, but once Gordon is there they are extremely reticent to receive advices. Yes please, ignore the experience of someone like Gordon Ramsay you know SO MUCH MORE.

I have been atending yoga classes with my parents! It has been really great so far and I wish I could continue going. The meditation part (savasana, I think) is honestly the best thing ever. I love realizing that there is so much more I can do with my body. 

What have I been reading?

Last week I got SO OBSESSED with a fanfic, it's not even funny. Like it's one of the most perfect I have read. It's called Escapade, and that's all I'm gonna say, lol. 

As for books, this is what I have read this month, I am currently reading A Court of Thorns and Roses

There's not much I have done to be honest. But I thought I'd fill you in. I like to get to know more about the person behind the blog, so perhaps you guys do too. I am currently watching Parks and Recreation, I'm on season two now. And spending time with the cats, I have four, by the way. 

Since Queen of Shadows is coming out this Tuesday (WHAT?!) I thought I'd post the reviews for Crown of Midnight (today) and Heir of Fire (will be posted on Sunday) before that so if you want to read them I will link them. 

Crown of Midnight 

Tell me, what have YOU been up to?! :)


Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas

Title: Crown of Midnight

Author: Sarah J Maas
Published: August 27th, 2013 by Bloomsbury USA Children.
A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached. It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend." From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil. Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart. Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena's world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie... and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.

My Musings

I must admit it took me a while to get into this book, I read the first one over a year ago and didn't think a re-read should be necessary since most books have like a recap of where we left off but I found myself confused a lot during the beginning of this book. Too many names of people and places to keep track of which annoyed me, to be honest. 

Celaena Sardothien made me roll my eyes a lot during this book. She is such a contradiction, sometimes just ridiculous, irrational. She made such a big deal out of the fact that Chaol cared for her safety. It wasn't because he thought she was weak or something, but he just cared because that's what happens when someone loves you or has a place for you in their heart. I also thought she was very reckless, like she didn't have a sense of self preservation, most of the time she made decisions based on her emotions and that cost her well being. That said, I do admire her for being so brave, I really can't imagine me doing half of the things she does, and most of the time she is on her own so I do acknowledge that it takes guts to be Celaena Sardothien. 

I can't believe I ever shipped her with Dorian, oh please punish me. The cuteness between those two is off the charts, (I am having trouble taking about this because I have read Heir of Fire already soooo yeah, you know what I mean) their connection was so perfect. The concert part was proof of this, they didn't even need words to convey what they were feeling, touches and words were enough. Chaol getting her chocolate cake, my god that was so cute. Where's my Chaol. I loved that when he was with her he left his guard down, I love to see that in different characters. The romance in Crown of Midnight is definitely great, so that is a plus. 

I very much enjoyed the variety of points of view, and I also loved that these books are written in third person because there is so much more that can be expressed with it rather than with the first person. The plot is really good too. The reader is always finding out new things about the story and its characters so it never gets dull, in fact there are SO many OMG moments I could write for hours but that would include many many more spoilers than the ones I already included here *hides*.

I really enjoyed the way Dorian and Celaena's relationship progressed. I'm glad they were mature enough to stay in each others' lives. By the way, the ending of the book is filled with action and the couple last pages are a massive "OMG someone hold me". You want to start the next book right away, which is what I did.

What did you think of it? Do you agree with my opinions on Celaena's personality? What about Chaol? Tell me everything, please!

miércoles, 29 de julio de 2015

Hola! Welcome to my blog. Every Wednesday I bring you a feature called "Words To Live By" where I share a quote that I am "feeling" at the moment. This week's Words to Live By are SO looooooovely!  

viernes, 24 de julio de 2015

Today I want to talk about something that bothers me quite a lot when it comes to books or fanfiction. Stories, in general, then. So you're reading, right? 

miércoles, 22 de julio de 2015

Hello! Today is Wednesday, and you guys know what that means (or I hope so, anyway. Lol): This week's Words to Live By are here!  I wanted to browse the Internet to decide on a quote but things worked out in a different way. Today, I started reading Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay and I found myself highlighting quite a few sentences, but there is one I particularly want to share with you in this feature: 

miércoles, 15 de julio de 2015

Hiiiiiii, ohmygod. It's been ages since the last time I was here, or at least that's how it feels like. I have been working and I don't really have time to work on a post but here I am, finding the time to share with you all this week's quote because first, I love sharing quotes and second, I love reading your musings. But I'm going to stop now, because I am LOVING this week's Words to Live By and I just can't wait for you to read them. 

miércoles, 8 de julio de 2015

I'm in the middle of reading The Wrath and The Dawn and I just had to stop myself because duh! Today is Wednesday and that means I grace you all with my quote of the week, which by the way is so incredibly inspiring and beautiful....

viernes, 3 de julio de 2015

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: Shiver
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Published: August 1st, 2009 by Scholastic Press.

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

My Musings

Oh man. It's so dificult for me to review this book. I wanted to love it so much. Because Maggie Stiefvater wrote The Raven Boys and that saga is one of my favorites now! So I had high expectations. And I have to admit they weren't really met. Let me tell you why. 

It took me six days to read it! The outrage, no but honestly if a book is really good it takes me two days or maybe three to read it. But the thing with this book is, I didn't feel like there was a lot going on. There is not much of a plot, at least in this book, I don't know if it gets better or what but most of the book is about Sam and Grace living together. (How can a 17 year old girl live with her boyfriend if she lives with her parents, you ask? We'll get back to that.) 

This gave me such Twilight feels sometimes, it seems as if Grace doesn't have a survival instict, she was being attacked by freaking wolves but she did nothing but stare at "her wolf". Same as Bella Swan with the vampires. And they are both sickly obsessed with either werewolves or vampires? Grace's obsession was odd, I'm not gonna lie. 

The romance between Sam and Grace was cute if you overlooked the 'songs' he wrote for her. Such poor lyrics, but other than that his personality was likeable, for example whenever he called her angel I sighed a little bit, even though that term of endearment made him seem older. And, he gave me Edward Cullen feels. He is an eighteen year old boy, but he was always trying to be 'careful' with her in terms of how physical they became? That just doesn't seem believable, you know? I did enjoy the mix of Grace and Sam's personalities because she was always so practical and rather closed off while he was very good at reading people and not afraid to show his emotions, I think they made a nice couple.

But what really bothered me was the relationship between Grace and her parents. They are now part of the Top Ten of Shittiest Parents in YA. Could they have cared any less about their daughter? You can tell they just weren't ready to have a child. It is hard for me to understand this because my parents are the opposite of hers and maybe absent parents were necessary in order to make the relationship between Grace and Sam work? 

Oh! I loved the character of Isabel. She came off as mean but you could tell she really cared about her brother, she is also determined and she ended up caring for Sam and Grace. I felt like I could relate to her a bit, because I tend to come off as apathetic but I do care, I just don't like to show it. 

You HAVE to tell me what you think of this book if you have read it! If not, I hope you read it so that you can form your own opinion on it. These are mine, and I can't wait to see if you guys agree or disagree with me. I gave it 3 stars in Goodreads. Until next time! 

miércoles, 1 de julio de 2015

Oh amigos.  Welcome to this week's Words To Live By. While I was looking for quotes to share here, I stumbled upon this one, a favorite of mine I must admit. Here it is: 

martes, 30 de junio de 2015

Top Ten Books I've Read So Far In 2015

This is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely people over at The Broke and The Bookish

I feel like it's been ages since the last time I participated in this meme, and I am pretty excited about this week's topic. Today I am sharing with you all the top ten of the book I have read during this year. I have read over thirty books so this was a rather difficult task! So let's get to it:

viernes, 26 de junio de 2015

The 16 Questions Game: The Selection Edition

I can't believe this post it's finally seeing the light. Just kidding, omg. But it is a joke between me and Nat because we have taken such a long time to make it. A few months ago, Natalie asked if anyone wanted to buddy read with her, and I was one the people who said I do. Then we chose The Selection, as in just the first book and we both flew through it, so we decided to buddy read The Elite and The One too, those had been the books from the saga that were out by that time. 

We also didn't want to make a normal review so we came up with this, our version of the 20 Questions Game. Each of us is replying 8 questions we came up with, so without further ado, here are the questions I am replying to. Eeeep!

*This post may contain spoilers so you have been warned.

miércoles, 24 de junio de 2015

Hellooooo friends! This week's Words To Live By are here and I found them on tumblr and I loved them so much I even reblogged them in my blog, which made finding them so easy. They are by a poet named R.A.S:

viernes, 19 de junio de 2015

Hiiiiiii! Breaking the schedule today because I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Olivia @ Fluttering Pages. I would like to thank her for this, because it feels pretty good to see what you do being acknowledged. I do this mainly for myself, but to see other people enjoying the content too, that is pretty great. These are the rules: 

miércoles, 17 de junio de 2015

Hi! This week's Words To Live By are rather few, but to the point:

viernes, 12 de junio de 2015

Cress by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cress
Author: Marissa Meyer
Published: February 4th, 2014 by Feiwel & Friends.

In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

My Musings 

I’d like to start by talking about Cinder’s character development (She is the main character). I am amazed, because I know that if I was in her position I would have reacted in a similar way. She was overwhelmed and scared at first, but then she realized that she had to be in charge because a lot of people depended on her. It is astonishing to go through the journey of Cinder, Scarlet and Cress and see the way her persona matures; I cannot wait to see what she’s going to be like in Winter.

miércoles, 10 de junio de 2015

Oh, how excited I am to share today's Words To Live By. I am loving this feature because it means that I have to go through quotes I have bookmarked and then I end up feeling inspired and amazed by the talent of people. Okay, enough with the chatter, here is today's quote:

martes, 9 de junio de 2015

My Most Anticipated Releases For The Rest of 2015

This is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely people over at The Broke and The Bookish

Helloooooooo! I feel like it's been ages since the last time we 'talked'? And I feel like I am half doing today's Top Ten Tuesday, which is: Top Ten of Most Anticipated Releases of The Rest of 2015. Phew. And the thing is: I am only excited for three books to come out this year, like I am pretty much counting down the days till they come out, so this post is going to be extremely short. But to the point.  That's what I keep telling myself. So here we go. 

viernes, 5 de junio de 2015

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Title: Scarlet
Author: Marissa Meyer
Published: February 5th, 2013 by Feiwel and Friends.

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison--even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

My Musings 

ANOTHER GREAT BOOK BY MARISSA MEYER. My god I bow down to her talent. At first I was kind of reluctant to have another set of characters in the story because Cinder and Kai, but then as things progressed I found that every person was necessary for the greater good of Earth. (heh) 

miércoles, 3 de junio de 2015

It's Wednesday! And that can only mean that I am back, this time, with a quote that I want to share with all of you. A quote that has inspired me, that has done something in me. Today, the words belong to Osho, who was a guru, spiritual teacher and Indian mystic.

martes, 2 de junio de 2015

Books I'd Love To See As Movies/Tv Shows

                            This is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Hellllllllo. I am back with a Top Ten Tuesday, I am so excited about participating in this one, because this is a topic I constantly think of, like whenever I read a book, and I find myself enjoying it and tweeting about it, I think: "If this were a movie who would be cast as____?". Today I am going to share with all of you the Top Ten Books I'd LOVE to see as Movies/TV shows. 

sábado, 30 de mayo de 2015

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Published: January 3rd, 2012 by Feiwel & Friends. 

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

My Musings 

OHMYGODDDD. Just read that summary and tell me you don't want to read this book. I had been wanting to read this book for a loooong time. But the series isn't complete yet so I was reluctant to start it, until one day my resolve crumpled and well here I am, fangirling about this book.

miércoles, 27 de mayo de 2015

Words inspire me. They fill a void in me and some words are so precious that I wish I could keep them in my heart or get them inked on my forehead. But since I can't do either I thought I would start with this new 'section' on my blog, a space to share quotes that are meaningful to me. The words to live by. (cheeeeeeese) And also because I have been inspired by bloggers such as Chiara, who also posts quotes every Sunday in her meme Simply Sunday. 

I want to start this meme (I think that's what this is called) with a quote by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who I think said this in her TED talk, "We should all be feminists".

viernes, 22 de mayo de 2015

Amour Amour by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Title: Amour Amour
Author: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Published: December 12th, 2014.

Love is a circus. "Every day,” he says lowly, “I hold a person’s life in my hands. The circus is based one-hundred percent off trust. I give it all to someone, and they give it all to me.” The best aerial technique won’t land 21-year-old Thora James her dream role in Amour—a sexy new acrobatic show on the Vegas strip. Thora knows she’s out of her element the second she meets Amour’s leading performer. Confident, charming and devilishly captivating, 26-year-old Nikolai Kotova lives up to his nickname as the “God of Russia.” When Thora unknowingly walks into the crosshairs of Nikolai’s after-show, her audition process begins way too soon. Unprofessional. That’s what Nik calls their “non-existent” relationship. It’s not like Thora can avoid him. For one, they may be partners in the future—acrobatic partners, that is. But getting closer to Nik means diving deeper into sin city and into his dizzying world. Thora wants to perform with him, but when someone like Nikolai attracts the spotlight wherever he goes—Thora fears that she’s destined to be just background to his spellbinding show.

My Musings 

I have to say I very much enjoyed reading this book. After reading this summary, I thought I would find a cliche story where the woman meets a guy, something happens with him then she realizes she is going to have to work with him and then the drama starts...But I was mistaken and I am so glad that this was the case. One of the things I liked most about the story was how things didn't go well most of the time and that made me relate to the story more and simpathize with Thora -and to actually root for her-.

martes, 19 de mayo de 2015

Books That Have Made Me Cry

                                    This is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Hiiiii. I'm back with a TTT, and this time out creativity was put to test because today IS A FREE TOPIC! So I decided to work on the Books That Have Made Me Cry. 

viernes, 15 de mayo de 2015

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Title: Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover
Published: August 5th, 2014 by Atria Books.

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her. Never ask about the past. Don’t expect a future. They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all. Hearts get infiltrated. Promises get broken. Rules get shattered. Love gets ugly.

My Musings 

I am fascinated by the fact that two books from the same genre can be so different at the same time. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it’s just that I read two books that classify as New Adult and I really enjoyed both of them even though they were quite different. I’m talking about Amour Amour and Ugly Love. This time I am going to share my thoughts on the latter, book of the American writer, Colleen Hoover.

miércoles, 6 de mayo de 2015

Visiting The Book Fair #Filbo2015

Hellooooooooo. Today I wanted to create something different and thought the perfect opportunity to do so was the visit I did to the book fair in my city, aka Bogotá. The Book Fair is more known as #Filbo2015
Corferias is the place where the Fair is hosted. 

I was standing under the arch waiting to get my tickets, since I earned them in a contest on Twitter organized by Editorial Océano. I got them and then I waited for my friend, Felipe so that we could go in together. 

Once there, we got to the first 'tent' or block and I kept saying: 'I hope there are books in English, please please' and then this happened:

martes, 5 de mayo de 2015

Books I'll Probably Never Read

                                   This is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

I have decided to participate on this even though it is difficult for me to decide on books that I won't read. I don't actively keep a list of them so let's see if I can even complete a list of ten.

viernes, 1 de mayo de 2015

Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren

Title: Beautiful Player
Author: Christina Lauren
Published: October 29th, 2013 by Gallery Books.

A bombshell bookworm. A chronic Casanova. And a lesson in chemistry too scandalous for school. When Hanna Bergstrom receives a lecture from her overprotective brother about neglecting her social life and burying herself in grad school, she’s determined to tackle his implied assignment: get out, make friends, start dating. And who better to turn her into the sultry siren every man wants than her brother’s gorgeous best friend, Will Sumner, venture capitalist and unapologetic playboy? Will takes risks for a living, but he’s skeptical about this challenge of Hanna’s…until the wild night his innocently seductive pupil tempts him into bed- and teaches him a thing or two about being with a woman he can’t forget. Now that Hanna’s discovered the power of her own sex appeal, it’s up to Will to prove he’s the only man she’ll ever need.

My Musings 

After feeling like I had read quite a lot of YA fantasy, I wanted to go for something else. I'm kind of picky when it comes about New Adult or Contemporary Romance, so I started going through my friends' lists of books and I stumbled upon this one and saw that a few of them had given it five stars, so I knew I had to read it. 

miércoles, 29 de abril de 2015

What About Diversity?

This post has been inspired by people and thoughts. First, I saw that Chiara, who is a blogger too, has written LGBTQ stories and has a LGBTQ shelf in her goodreads account, which made me think she must read a lot of books that have diversity in them, in order to have a shelf for them. 

This happened by the time Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda came out, and all of this combined made realize that I haven't really read a lot of books that are Diverse. And the only one I could think of that I have is I'll Give You The Sun,  by Jandy Nelson and maybe The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. 

So the reason of this post is because I want to discover LGBTIQ books, and I want you to help me with this. Why, you ask? Well, I think it is important to read something other than heteronormativity, to discover other identities and ways of living that are out there, and because I would love to learn more on this topic. And I want to believe this can happen with literature too, rather than through academic publications only.

So all I am asking is to please contribute by commenting with LGBTIQ books that you know of or that you have read and enjoyed and/or loved, even. This way, if someone other than myself is interested in this too, well they can look up the books and hopefully add them to their TBR list.

I hope you guys help me with this! Cause I cant wait to see your recommendations.

See you in the comments!