Vacation mood ON

Hey guys, this is a short post just to let you know i’ll be on vacation for the next 10 days.

I’ll be traveling to Ireland & UK, in hopes of finding inspiration and a huge book haul… Yep, i’m mostly traveling for the bookstores.

I know it’s been pretty quiet on the blog for the last months but i’m doing my best… I’m leaving posts on queue and if inspiration kicks in i’ll be writting even more when on vacation.

I’ll try to be as active as possible but i don’t know when and if i’ll have internet aside than in the hotels.

I hope you’ll have a great time and enjoy the posts i left for you while i’m away.

Have a good week and a half!

T5W: Characters’ Fitness Routines I Want

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads. The group was created by Lainey. Now the group is under Samantha’s moderation, you can find her here.

T5W: Characters’ Fitness Routines I Want

Naruto, Vol. 01: The Tests of the Ninja (Naruto, #1) Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto

Training to be a Shinobi would be such an amazing fitness routine, you don’t only exercise your body but you also learn to do a bunch of amazing stuff.

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

Having to practice survival skills is one of my dreams, like what wouldn’t i give to know which plants are edible, how to fish and survive in nature without all the electronics and such!

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare

One great fitness routine to follow would be the one shadowhunters do, with all the training and studies, i want to be part of it!

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The life in the Glade could be a great way of life, i sure would want to live that way if i had the opportunity, having a self-reliant society and all, it could be an amazing experience.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Okay, not a fitness routine, but a routine nonetheless, living as a witch, studying in a school of magic and witchcraft and whatnot, it would be living the dream for sure.

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Friday Finds | August 11th, 2017

Friday Finds showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

On my Shelves:

Giant Days, Vol. 1 (Giant Days, #1) Giant Days Vol. 1 by John Allison (Goodreads Author)Lissa Treiman (Illustrator)Whitney Cogar (Colors)

Synopsis: Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Going off to university is always a time of change and growth, but for Esther, Susan, and Daisy, things are about to get a little weird.

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act The Wicked And The Divine Vol. 1 by Kieron GillenJamie McKelvie (Illustrations)Matt Wilson (Colorist)Clayton Cowles

Synopsis: Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critical tongue-attractors like Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to create a world where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.

 

Saga, Vol. 1 (Saga, #1) Saga Vol.1by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer)Fiona Staples (Artist)

Synopsis: When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. 

From bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan, Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults. 

Awkward (Awkward, #1) Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova 

Synopsis: Cardinal rule #1 for surviving school: Don’t get noticed by the mean kids.

Cardinal rule #2 for surviving school: Seek out groups with similar interests and join them.

On her first day at her new school, Penelope–Peppi–Torres reminds herself of these basics. But when she trips into a quiet boy in the hall, Jaime Thompson, she’s already broken the first rule, and the mean kids start calling her the “nerder girlfriend.” How does she handle this crisis? By shoving poor Jaime and running away!

Falling back on rule two and surrounding herself with new friends in the art club, Peppi still can’t help feeling ashamed about the way she treated Jaime. Things are already awkward enough between the two, but to make matters worse, he’s a member of her own club’s archrivals–the science club! And when the two clubs go to war, Peppi realizes that sometimes you have to break the rules to survive middle school!

Brave (Awkward, #2) Brave by Svetlana Chmakova 

Synopsis: In his daydreams, Jensen is the biggest hero that ever was, saving the world and his friends on a daily basis. But his middle school reality is VERY different – math is hard, getting along with friends is hard…Even finding a partner for the class project is a big problem when you always get picked last. And the pressure’s on even more once the school newspaper’s dynamic duo, Jenny and Akilah, draw Jensen into the whirlwind of school news, social experiment projects, and behind-the-scenes club drama. Jensen’s always played the middle school game one level at a time, but suddenly, someone’s cranked up the difficulty setting. Will those daring daydreams of his finally work in his favor, or will he have to find real solutions to his real life problems?

Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom (Frazzled, #1) Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom (Frazzled, #1) by Booki Vivat

Synopsis: Meet Abbie Wu! She’s about to start middle school and she’s totally in crisis.

Abbie Wu is in crisis—and not just because she’s stuck in a family that doesn’t quite get her or because the lunch ladies at school are totally corrupt or because everyone seems to have a “Thing” except her. Abbie Wu is in crisis always.

Heavily illustrated and embarrassingly honest, Frazzled dives right into the mind of this hilariously neurotic middle school girl as she tries to figure out who she is, where she belongs, and how to survive the everyday disasters of growing up. With Abbie’s flair for the dramatic and natural tendency to freak out, middle school has never seemed so nerve-racking!

Packed with hilarious black-and-white illustrations and doodles throughout, Frazzled takes readers through Abbie Wu’s hysterical middle school adventures.

So yeah, this week i bought a bunch graphic novels and i already started reading some of them and they are great! Most of them i bought because so many people read and recommended them, i hope i like them too!

Have you find any good reading this week?

firma

T5W: Second Book is Best

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads. The group was created by Lainey. Now the group is under Samantha’s moderation, you can find her here.

Top 5 Wednesday: Second Book is Best

The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2) The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

By far, my favorite book of the trilogy… maybe because we meet for the first time Will Parry, who is one of my favorite literary characters of all time, or because the story opens up and becomes such an incredible one, but the book is one of the best books i’ve read, not only on the trilogy but as a whole.

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2) The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Cycle is one of the best series i’ve read and i enjoyed every single book, but if i had to choose one as my favorite it would be the second one, as it centers on my favorite character, Ronan.

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

The trilogy that got me back reading. The second book, as much as the second movie are my favorites.

World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2) World After by Susan Ee

The first two books of this trilogy were very captivating, but by far the second was so much better.

The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2) Son Of Neptune by Rick Riordan

I simply love this series. The second book is an absolute favorite, since we finally get to see Percy again but not only that but also, two of my favorite characters of the series  Frank & Hazel ♥.

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Friday Finds | August 4th, 2017

Friday Finds showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

On my Shelves:

The Upside of Unrequited The Upside Of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back. 

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

I adored the author’s previous book, Simon vs the homo sapiens agenda, so i’m really looking forward to reading this one. I will be taking it with me on my trip to the UK.

Radio Silence Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Synopsis: What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong?

Frances has always been a study machine with one goal, elite university. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside.

But when Frances meets Aled, the shy genius behind her favorite podcast, she discovers a new freedom. He unlocks the door to Real Frances and for the first time she experiences true friendship, unafraid to be herself. Then the podcast goes viral and the fragile trust between them is broken.

Caught between who she was and who she longs to be, Frances’ dreams come crashing down. Suffocating with guilt, she knows that she has to confront her past…

She has to confess why Carys disappeared…

Meanwhile, at uni, Aled is alone, fighting even darker secrets.

It’s only by facing up to your fears that you can overcome them. And it’s only by being your true self that you can find happiness.

Frances is going to need every bit of courage she has.

Okay, so i don’t even know why i picked up this book since i wasn’t much of a fan of the author’s previous book… but i guess i was on the mood of giving second chances ??

Sisters Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Synopsis: Three weeks. Two sisters. One car. A True Story

Raina can’t wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren’t quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she’s also a cranky, grouchy baby, and mostly prefers to play by herself. Their relationship doesn’t improve much over the years. But when a baby brother enters the picture, and later, when something doesn’t seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all. 

Finally, i’ve been waiting to read this one for years but i could never buy it… now guess what? I have it! and i hope i’ll be getting to it really soon 🙂

A Sincere Warning About The Entity In Your Home A sincere warning about the entity in your home by Jason Arnopp

Synopsis: “Dear friend,

This is no chain letter, hoax or prank.

It is a sincere warning about your home and the entity which dwells within.

Your home has been haunted for quite some time.

I am sorry that I could not personally deliver this document. I did not even post it myself. The postmark on the envelope will not help you, should you ever attempt to locate me.

When this letter is complete, I shall entrust a friend in another country with repackaging and sending it on my behalf. This letter also may or may not have been translated from its original language.

You do not know me. You must never know me.

Neither do I know you, beyond your name, address and appearance. I have seen you in person but you have not seen me.

Think back to the day that you moved into your home. I contrived to casually pass by as you stood outside. I saw your face, but you did not so much as glance my way. I did not stop walking. I simply committed your face to memory and moved on before you became aware of my presence.

Why did I want to see you?

I suppose my conscience drove me to it. Just as it compels me to finally write this letter.

I wanted to see exactly who I was passing the entity on to.”

A NEW CONCEPT IN FEAR…

Imagine a supernatural horror story in which the paranormal activity happens within YOUR home. 

A SINCERE WARNING ABOUT THE ENTITY IN YOUR HOME takes the form of an anonymous letter sent to YOUR address. It details the terrifying events which happened in your home and which continue to this day.

You have inherited a curse and are being preyed upon by a bone-chilling apparition. This 10,000-word letter from the previous resident advises you how to cope, while detailing the unthinkable ordeal they suffered before you.

A SINCERE WARNING ABOUT THE ENTITY IN YOUR HOME is the ultimate way to scare yourself in your own home, because it’s the only ghost story which takes place IN your home. Dare you read it?

So i read the synopsis and thought it would be a really interesting reading… i already read it, it’s a short story and though it was entertaining, it’s not that scary or surprising… i’ll be reviewing it soon…

And those were the books i purchased  recently… did you bought or added any interesting books to yor shelves/tbr?

firma

The Fangirl Life by Kathleen Smith|Review

The Fangirl Life: A Guide to All the Feels and Learning How to DealThe Fangirl Life by Kathleen Smith

Genre: Non-fiction, Fandom, Pop Culture, Humor
Pages: 240
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
Rating: 4 stars

Summary: You’d probably know a “fangirl” when you see one, but the majority stay relatively closeted due to the stigma of being obsessed with fictional characters. However, these obsessions are sometimes the fangirl’s solutions for managing stress, anxiety, and even low self-esteem. Fangirling is often branded as behavior young women should outgrow and replace with more adult concerns. Written by a proud fangirl, The Fangirl Life is a witty testament to the belief that honoring your imagination can be congruous with good mental health, and it’s a guide to teach fangirls how to put their passion to use in their own lives.

The Fangirl Life encourages you to use an obsession not as a distraction from the anxieties of life, but rather as a test lab for your own life story:

How can a character girl crush be useful instead of a waste of time?
How can writing fan fiction be a launching point for greater endeavors?
How do you avoid the myths that fictional romance perpetuates?

By showing you how to translate obsession into personal accomplishment while affirming the quirky, endearing qualities of your fangirl nature, The Fangirl Life will help you become your own ultimate fangirl.

My opinion on the book:

Last year i read The Fangirl’s Guide To The Galaxy looking for a book that would help me cope with all the ‘feels’ of being a fangirl. Spoiler alert; it wasn’t what i was looking for. So when someone recommended me this book i was a little skeptical, but the moment i started the book i knew this was it.

This book was written by a psychologist fangirl who spent years working and trying to understand her own feelings and the way she reacts because of all the fangirling. Obviously, she worked also with other fangirls and this way she came to a lot of understanding she shares with the reader which makes the book not only fun because of references to a lot of fandoms, but it also helps you work on how you want to deal with all the feelings yourself.

wp-image--1439748305The book proposes a lot of exercises you can try to do by yourself to take the fangirling to a whole new and more mature level where it can help you with all the adulting you have to do in your real life.

The book is written in a very approachable way, it’s fun to read and it really can open your eyes to a lot of things you do as a fangirl without even realizing it.

Overall, the book is a really good read for any fangirl looking to feel a little more understood.

As it speaks a lot about us fangirls growing into fanwomen, i think it can help a lot of us to really find our way of becoming a better way of ourselves without losing what makes us fans, without losing all the feels and emotions we try to avoid so we can be proper adults.

Also, the book brings up a lot of ideas, examples of different kinds of fangirls, how they can cope with each of the problems they face and a ot of information that can help not only the fangirls or the ones starting to be fangirls but to everyone who wants to undertsand the world of fangirls.

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I highly recommend it as a humorous non-fiction reading as it’s a very lighthearted book, it reads really quickly and it won´t leave you untouched if you are a fangirl yourself.

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T5W: It Got Better

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads. The group was created  Lainey. Now the group is under Samantha’s moderation, you can find her here.

T5W: Books Series That Got Better

1. Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

I’m not saying the first book wasn’t good, because for me every Harry Potter book is great but i have to admit that when you reread them a few times you can see how JK Rowling gets more and better into the world and the story with each book… Also, Harry Potter is like wine it gets better with age.

2. Half Bad Trilogy by Sally Green

Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy, #1)

I have to say it… The first book was a little difficult to get into for me the first time around but i pull through and then the second and third book were perfection and i’m in love with this trilogy.

3. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

I love The Raven Boys both the biys and the book but i gotta say that as you keep on reading the following books it gets even better ?? Honestly these books are so amazing, i love them.

4. Percy Jackson series/The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

I have to say that though i really enjoyed the Percy Jackson series i didn’t like it as much as i love the continuation, Heroes of Olympus… May be because it’s more middle grade going into young adult, but i enjoy the latter much better than the first series… I don’t know, Uncle Rick’s books just keep getting better.

5. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

I may be cheating a little here because i haven’t read the last book yet but… Like, the first book was really enjoyable and good but then the story got even better ?? So much better, i totally love those books and i’m sure the last one will be awesome.

What series do you think got better with each new book release?

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