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! :)