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Hello there, fellow readers! ~ ♥

I know Thursdays are supposed to be review days but i had surgery yesterday and i didn’t have the time to write a review for today, so sorry about that!

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Still, i want you to know i’ll be working my hands of to bring you as much content as i can while i’m recovering from my surgery…

Meanwhile, let me know how are you doing? How are you feeling? Has something interesting happened to you this week? I hope you are doing great! I’ll be back tomorrow with a new post!

Leave your comment down below!

Have a nice day!

5 Books I’m Taking With Me On My “Vacation”.

Hey there, fellow readers!

As i said in a few posts before this one, this month i’m getting surgery which means i’ll have a recovery time of two weeks before i go back to work :). As a book lover i decided to dedicate most of the time of my recovery to reading. I have a ton of books waiting on my TBR, especially on my 2021 TBR, so i decided to take some of books waiting on my shelves with me on this “vacation”.

Since it’s only two weeks and i’m a slow reader i decided on only 5 books, which were really difficult to choose because of the many books i have currently on my TBR, but i think i made great decisions and i wanted to share with you the books i hope i’ll read while recovering which are:

Larry and the Meaning of Life
Norse Mythology
Concrete Rose (The Hate U Give, #0)
Someday (Every Day, #3)
Wilder Girls
  • Larry and the Meaning of Life by Janet Tashjian
  • Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  • Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
  • Domeday by David Levithan
  • Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Most of the books are by authors i’ve already read before and i love, only Wilder Girls will be a new kind of writing style for me, but i’ve been meaning to read it since i purchased it a few months ago.

*I’m also taking an omnibus version of Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story* but that’s just a bonus.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story, Vol. 1 (Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story, #1)

I really hope i come back to you guys, and that everything goes well on the surgery… Wish me luck!

See you after the fact! ~ ♥

The Type Of Fan I Am Of The MCU

Hey there, everyone!

Today i decided to talk about a little about stuff i enjoy, and since this idea came to me while watching The Falcon and The Winter Soldier i thought i could explain a little about my story with the MCU.

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I hadn’t always follow the MCU, actually when i started watching the Iron Man movies i was a little bored and it took me a while before i’d watch them again and enjoy them.

When i was younger i used to watch more of the X-men. As i might have commented before i had a huge crush on Gambit when i was little (about 5 years old). So, yeah i used to watch the 90s tv show and also the teenager X-men, but i never knew about the Avengers and such until it really exploded on the cinemas.

To be completely honest even then i wasn’t that much of a fan of the movies at first.

I didn’t watch the Captain America first movie when it came out. I only watched it when my then best friend told me she would take me to watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier on the cinema for my birthday back then so it makes it 2014 the year i started really watching the movies.

Now, somehow even though i’m a huge fan of super heroes i still wasn’t that much into it. So i kept missing movies (and i have to admit i’m still missing one movie – Captain Marvel). This was until my counselor at the time told me she really loved Chris Evans and she wanted us to go watch Civil War on the theatre.

Let’s say i had a ton of sh*t to catch up on then because back then, i had only watched the first Avengers movie, the two previous Captain America, some of Iron Man and The Guardians of the Galaxy.

Okay, so i went to watch Civil War with everything pretty fresh in my mind since i’ve seen it all pretty close to the movie, and then somehow it exploded in my mind as it did in the theaters.

I started to rewatch the movies, and i really had my personal favorite characters, like, Wanda, Bucky, T’Challa and Loki, which is awesome because most of them now have tv shows.

Still, i wasn’t a die hard fan, i was just a casual fan, with a few favorites.

Let’s say i wasn’t immune to it, but i wasn’t has much of a fan as i am today.

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I still have a problem with the fact it all belongs to Disney, since i don’t really like Disney and yet i have to give it my money to watch the movies and the shows.

Well, yeah i have the same problem with Star Wars, but i don’t feel like Disney ruined Marvel the way it did Star Wars, which is a complete disaster and i’m pretty done with it. Yes, i haven’t read comics about the Avengers and such so i technically have no idea if they destroyed something…

That’s the thing you know? You can read the comics, but you don’t need to, to enjoy the MCU. Which is awesome because i prefer manga over comics, and i don’t have the time nor the money to read all the comics i would need to understand everything and have my own theories.

Still, there are a few new novels based on Marvel characters i’m still thinking if i should read like the ones about Shuri.

I have to admit i’m really enjoying the new tv shows, Wandavision was great until the end which was a little meh, and The Falcon And The Winter Soldier is getting better with every episode which has me very hyped for it. I mean, it’s such an awesome tv show and Sam and Bucky are such great characters.

Then, as i said before i counted myself as a casual fan but the other day i found myself trying to get Wanda and Bucky’s funkos, and i looked for some posters and i understood i may starting a fixation.

I don’t know to where it will develop, i hope i doesn’t become a thing in my life, because i was having a very healthy relationship with Marvel (like i don’t own mugs and little action figures of spiderman already).

I guess what i’m trying to say is, yes, it started as a healthy relationship with Marvel, but it may be becoming something more stressing. I hope i doesn’t become a stress point in my life because i’m being very healthy lately and i’m very happy about it, i’m reading, i’m eating healthy, i’m doing sports and meditating and my mind is just clean, and that’s how i like it.

If i see that it starts to go sideways i may have to stop watching the tv shows, because i don’t need that kind of stress in my life.

Like, i’m talking righ now because i have it under control… i hope it keeps that way.

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What about you? Do you like Marvel? Do you enjoy the movies, the tv shows? Who is your favorite character? Leave your comment down below!

A Belated Women’s Day Post; The Person I Admire The Most.

March 8th was the International Women’s Day and i was a bit too occupied with work to talk about it. I’m very sorry about that. I was planning on doing a post about my favorite literary female characters or something like that, i just didn’t have the time.

So instead i decided to post a blog about the person i admire the most (a woman), a bit later…

I guess it doesn’t need much more introduction than that so let’s begin.

The Person I Admire The Most by Clemence Lee

Life it’s difficult enough as it is. Most people will tell you they struggle at some point or another. This person has struggled not once or twice in her life, but many, many times, and even through the struggle she managed to keep on going, to upbring three children and make them succeed.

This is her story.

My mother, who will remain nameless in this as for me she is only “mom”, had a regular upbringing. She was the youngest of three sisters, had a mother and a father who died of cancer when she was 15. When her father died and her sisters left home after getting married, she was the one to help my grandma with their business. Back then they had a fabrics sale business. It wasn’t long until they lost the business and my grandmother find another job.

As for my mother, she was a straight As student all her life (me taking after her), yet she never went to university or college. Her dream was to be a mother when she grew up. I know it may sound a little chauvinist, a little girl dreaming of just being a mom, but she says that ever since she can remember herself she wanted to have kids and rise them.

And so, she married and she and her husband (my dad) bought a house to have kids and grow older together.

They had my sister and me back in the 90s, and life was smiling at them, my dad had a great job and my mom was a stay at home mother. Until problems started.

You see, when i was 6 months old my mom realized my legs weren’t the same lenght. My mom was the one taking to every possible doctor until she found the right one.

This would be okay, she knew i’ll have to have some surgeries in life because of this but it was fine.

But then tragedic struck her when my dad died in a car accident. She was left to rise two girls by herself. Sure, she had help from my granmother, but for the first time she decided she was going to get a job, we couldn’t live out of my grandmother.

My mom was 32 years old when she was widowed.

I had surgeries, and my mom the one parent i had was always by my side. Never gave up on me, never let me fall because i wasn’t like other kids.

She met my stepdad a few years later and soon enough my brother was born.

My brother was born with even more physical problems than i did. She was quick to catch up on those, because she was already used to a child with physical problems, but my stepdad was a little absent, as my dad did at the time.

My mom was through 3 surgeries with me and 12 with my brother.

After that everything was wrong with Argentina and we lef the country.

Immigration can be very difficult and it did affect my mother in harsh ways. She was diagnozed with Depression and Social Anxiety a bit later.

And even through her own struggles, she kept taking care of her three children as if it was nothing.

My mom struggles every day, we all know that, and yet, she is the ancle that keeps us all in line all the time. There isn’t a day we all call her for advice, help or just for her to listen to us. And even in her worst days she does it all, she really does.

I know a lot of people have difficult times, but for me my mom has always been a heroine for being able to help us all while managing her own problems and without disturbing us.

I know my mother suffers a lot in silence and it’s hard for me not to help her, but sometimes i just don’t know how to do it, since i struggle myself sometimes i get helpless and don’t know how to act.

Yet, my mom never gave up.

She has been difficult times, she has a difficult time adapting to a new country (even though it isn’t that new anymore to us), she doesn’t speak much of the language and only found physical jobs while she can’t really do that kind of things, she did them anyways.

She is the strongest woman i know in spirit. She wakes up every morning in spite of her depression and goes to work, never gives up, never.

I know she may not sound special to other but to me she is an inspiration. She makes me want to be a better person every day. To be a good person, someone who helps, who listens.

She is my mother and i’m proud to have her.

I now realize this would sound better for Mother’s day, but she is a woman and i guess, she is like my role model so it fits, or it doesn’t but i don’t care, i just wanted to share how proud i am of my mom.

See you next time!

Top 10 Books That Have Been On My TBR FOREVER

The last few years has been hard fto reading for me, so i let myself go a little and distanciated myself from books. Books have always been on the back of my mind and i always wanted to come back to them at some point (mostly because i never stopped buying them). Luckly las year i came back to reading and everything was “back to normal”.

As any other person ithink i have a TBR list of books i want to read. I started this TBR list back n 2014 when i discovered Goodreads for the first time. It was also the time i came back to fully reading since a very long time.

My TBR is a list consisting currently of 313 books I’m wanting, to read at some point of my life.

A few weeks back i was making a BR for the year when i checked all the books on my TBR and i have to admit i have some i just can’t let go, but i don’t know if i’ll ever read them. So i thought to share the top 10 books that have been on my TBR forever and i don’t know if i’ll ever read them.

The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, #2)

10. The Ask And The Answer by Patrick Ness.

This one is ridiculus i haven’t read it yet.

Patrick Ness is one of my favirute authors of all time and i LOVED The Knife Of Never Letting Go (the frst book in the trilogy), so i have honestly no idea why i haven’t read the sequel yet. I love the world he created and the story is really compelling. I have to admit it is in my 2021 TBR list but who knows if ‘ll ever read it? Ialso have Monster of Men (the last book in the trilogy waiting for me at home)…. I don’t know… wish me luck i guess.

Renegades (Renegades, #1)

9. Renegades by Marissa Meyer.

I loved The Lunar Chronicles, even though i haven’t actually finish it yet (the last book is too long and i can’t cope with long books at this moment). But i really like the way Marissa writes, so i have no idea why i didn’t try this trilogy until now. It’s like with Instant Karma, i just can’t bring myself to do it. This one is on my regular TBR in hopes to be read one day.

You Know Me Well

8. You Know Me So Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan.

I adore both authors i truly have no idea why i haven’t read this book yet. David is amazing on co-writing books, i read a few and Nina is just a wonderful writer… i have no idea what is happening here. I own the book since it came out and i didn’t even try to read it yet. I feel so ashamed.

The Arsonist

7. The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes.

I have this book on my TBR since it was announced. ANNOUNCED. I managed to buy it a few years later and it is still waiting on my kindle. I loved the previous book by the author so i don’t know why i haven’t picked this one up. I guess i just need to try it and luckily i’ll go with the flow.

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

6. The Five Stages of Drew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson.

I waited ages for this book to be on sale because at the time i couldn’t afford it. And then i started reading it, but another book came across and i stopped and then another book came across, and another, and then another… I really love the way the author writes, Shaun is an amazing writer, but i guess i just forgot about this book….? I hope i can read it this yer or something, somewhen soon.

Cure for the Common Universe

5. Cure For The Common Universe by Christian McKay Heidicker.

I have this book on my TBR since it was announced ….and it took me a lot of time to be able to buy it. I know it’s not that okay, but most of the time i wait until books are on sale to buy them otherwise i’ll go broke. It tooka few years but i managed to find it once on sale and since then… i never touched it. Still i will read it, heck i own it. I just don’t know when yet.

My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights

4. My Seventh Grade On Thights by Brooks Benjamin.

This sounds like such a different book from others, i really wanted to read it, but i justm bought it and left it on my kindle like it doesn’t even matter. This is one of those boos i was EAGER to read when i heard about it but it took me so long to get i sort of “lost interest” i still want to read it, but i have so many books on my TBR right now… it will have to wait a little.

Larry and the Meaning of Life

3. Larry and The Meaning of Life by Janet Tashjian.

The gospel according to Larry is one of my favorite books of all time. It is also the first book in a trilogy i didn’t know was a trilogy when i first read it back in 2006. The moment i heard it had two more books i ran (well not literally) to buy them. I read the second book in the trilogy and didn’t enjoy it as much as i did the first one, so the third one was left… unread… still i want to finish the trilogy and i still love the characters so i may or may not have this one on my TBR for 2021.

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

2. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North.

When i started buying books in English this was one of the ones i bought. I remember at the time i was very onto people having several lives ( i just adore that trope) and it sunded as a great book, and i’m sure it is because as far as a i know the author is amazing. I just need to buy a digital copy of the book because i have a physical edition and the letters are really little and i have aproblem with that… so just, i’ll wait for the right time to buy it again, or maybe get the audiobook.

The Amber Spyglass  (His Dark Materials, #3)
  1. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman.

I usually call this the book of doom. I rememeber really enjoying the first two books of the trilogy but when i came to read the third and last i just couldn’t. There’s a really funny story of why i can’t read this book and if you want me i could tell it once. But for now, this is the one book i’m not planing on reading any time soon. If you are interested in the story of doom, let me know and i’ll make a storytime about it.

Well… those are the frist books on my TBR, they have been waiting there forever and only the books God knows when they’ll be read by me…

Do you have any books you have on your TBR list that you feel like you can’t read? Leave your comment down below!

Happy Readings!

Random Post Sunday: I’ve Never Been This Impulsive.

As you are reading this, you won’t believe it but i’m preparing my suitcase for a second time this year. It never happened before, i never traveled twice in one year. Sure, if you knew other people in my family you would see they travel a lot, but not me.

Anyway, as i said, i’m preparing my suitcase because this Friday i’m flying with my siblings to Crete. Of all the things i thought might happen in my life, visiting twice the same country in four months never crossed my mind.

I don’t know if you remember but this past May i visited Rhodes(Greece)&Limasol(Cyprus) with my parents and my little brother. Now i’m flying to Crete(Greece) with both my Brother&Sister.

The funny thing is, it was my idea this last one.

It never happened to me, being this impulsive, i just decided i wanted to travel last Monday, just like that i texted my sister “want to join me on a trip?” , she being the wanderlust person she is immediately said yes even though she is leaving for South Africa a few days after we are back.

Then we started to looking for places to travel to, but couldn’t find anything and for a few days i thought i would have to wait until next year, when i’ll be traveling by myself to Dublin-London-Edinburgh (sure, a third time in London won’t hurt anyone, since LONDON IS MY FAVORITE CITY IN THE WHOLE WORLD).

I was kissing my dream of actually being impulsive for once goodbye when my mother, a traveler agent, found us a great deal for Crete. Sure,

Sure, i wanted to visit Greece, but i actually had in mind Athens. My sister wanted Spain, Barcelona or Madrid.

I wanted history, archeology, she wanted a full of emotion city, we found a beach and a nice hotel. We both hate the beach, so we figured, it would be great to be there together.  Then my sister had the great idea of inviting our little brother, who wasn’t sure, but my mother told him he was traveling with us no matter what.

So, now we are preparing ourselves for a trip together after almost 10 years since our last vacation by ourselves together! And all because i thought it would be nice to invite my sister to a vacation!

Okay, so the real idea was because she has been having a pretty bad time lately, she is apparently really sick, we don’t say the illness we are all afraid she might have, but we are all thinking about it, and i wanted her to have a few days to relax, so i thought of the vacation.

I really hope it helps her to feel a little better and also, i really hope and pray she will be alright and that we just worried about nothing, but who knows? Man, i hope it’s really nothing, or if it is, that it is something treatable and easy enough.

So, yeah… as i said in the beginning of the post, as you read this i’ll be preparing for my trip with two of the people i love the most in the world.

Obviously, i won’t be long gone, and i’ll leave some stuff here, so you won’t even notice i’m gone.  I’ll be catching up with the blogs i read as soon as i can.

And well, i think that’s all for today. I hope you are having a great weekend, i know i am, because i have Sunday free! (normally i work on Sundays). I’m sort of on vacation, … i still have to go to work about 5 days until the end of August, but … i’m getting paid and not working much! Man, i love my new work place!

Have a great week, guys!

‘Til Next Time 😉

firma

 

Random Post Sunday: The One In Which My Mind Is A Mess

I used to love writing. NO.

I used to write a lot. NO.

My mind is a mess.

Back in high school i was sure what i wanted to do with my life. Everybody knew i was about to be a writer. There was no doubt, i had a way with words, they just flowed through me to the paper, i was going to be a writer.

It’s been a while now since i finished high school, and even though it took me more than the average person because of illness, i never wrote a book.

It’s not like i wanted to be published or something, i just wanted to put my ideas on a paper and read them to myself. That’s all i really wanted.

But those days are gone now. (And i’m having a deja vu).

I remember having a clarity for words growing up, i knew how to arrange the words to give them the best use. I could develop one idea into a lot of pages, like in exams and stories.. words were part of me.

Then something happened. I don’t know what… but one day i just couldn’t keep seeing and telling the stuff i saw in my mind.

My mind became havoc one day and since then i’m pretty sure all i write have no sense whatsoever. I’m not quite sure anything that comes out of my mouth make any sense. Do people understand me? Am i talking right?

A while ago i commented on having a lot of thoughts through the day, so much i would wake up in the middle of the night to keep thinking. But nothing of that makes sense. And i’m not sure why my mind became such a mess.

Why am i even talking about this?

Well, i was writing a different post a few minutes ago, and when i checked it up it made no sense even to me. Which is weird, because i usually know myself enough to undertsand what i’m talking about. That was not the case thi time, and i started thinking, what if all the stuff in here makes no sense?

Things became suddenly complicated.

I feel like i usually mumble a lot and because of that when i’m around people iprefer not to speak.

The thing is i’m not sure if this is a self esteem issue or something else, and there’s no one i can talk about it with, because since i don’t speak i don’t have friends to go to… Anywya, it’s not like i would be able to explain to them any of this. Words wouldn’t come out my mouth if i was with them…

So i write. But i no longer write stories, because my mind is a complete mess and i don’t know how to interact with people any longer.

I write about books and the stuff i love, i write about it a lot, more than you actually see here, because even though my mind is mess and i don’t have people to talk to i still have a lot of thoughts that i need to take out of my mind.

I really have no idea what was the actual point of this post.

Maybe a little rumbling to clean my head a bit.

AVOID. AVOID. AVOID.

firma

 

 

 

Old Friend Revisited #2: The Simpsons

Emulating the real life of a regular family and city, The Simpsons are more than just a TV show, they are an icon of Western culture… From the very first season, and to this very day, the Simpsons represent everything we are as a society. With more than 20 seasons and a humor that crosses countries The Simpsons are here to stay, hopefully, for a very long time.

So, as you may have already understood …Today i want to share a little about my history with one of my favorite tv shows of all time, The Simpsons!

When did you start watching the show?

I’m pretty sure i’ve been watching the show since… forever … I remember being little and already wanting to get to Lisa’s age. The reruns on public tv had been there since i remember myself. I remember watching it on “TELEFE” an Argentinian channel Monday to Friday at 5pm (if  i recall it right). Heck a few months ago a show my mother watches was cancelled and when i asked her what will they put instead she was like “they my put The Simpsons’ reruns, that’s what they always do”, so yeah… Simpsons, Simpsons everywhere.

Why did you started watching it?

Well, it was just there all the time, so i’m guessing i just watched it because there was nothing else, but i ended up really liking the show, i mean, i LOVE the show.

When did you knew you love the show so much it’d become a favorite?

I’m not sure, because as i said, i’ve been watching it forever, but i guess the moment i didn’t mind i’ve already watched the episode running and rewatching it and enjoying it as if it was the first time.

How many times did you watch the show?

Too many to count, i’m serious, i gave up counting the times when i was about 10, and t’ s been almost 16 years since then…. also, i rewatch the show pretty much every two years (at least) and i mean i rewatch all the episodes, yes.

Who is your favorite character?

pawlorpaul: this is the last time I bring these two to bed at the same time Nothing good has ever come from reading William L. Shirer before bed.

Lisa is without doubt one of the most influential characters in my life, i’ve been wanting to be her since i was little and i tried my best to be as close to her as possible… I guess since i’m the middle child as her i’ve always thought i should be her, but as i grew up i just found out i’m like her without even trying. I like the way she is, how she presents the racional thinking in the show, the fact that she is so smart ad her love for books and music, when still loving dolls, ponies and childish things. So, i guess she is my favorte character, most because i see so much on her, not only her being a simple character in a cartoon show, but a well rounded person.

 

Lisa and I have so much in common.

 

This is your default reaction to life.
Way too much…

 

 

 

Who is your least favorite character?

I don’t think i have one… okay, maybe the two aliens…. but only because they drool a lot and that’s just gross. Okay, Homer does too, but the aliens are freaking green and remind me of snakes which i hate.

Favorite season?

I don’t know, probably the first 15 seasons are my favorites, mostly because i find them to be the funniest.

Least favorite season?

mmm, it’s not like there’s one specific, because all the seaons have epsiodes i really laugh to, but in the last couple of seasons i found less episodes to laugh a lot about.. so i guess the last few seasons are least favorites.

One thing you just totally loved;

I really like the Halloween specials

One thing you disliked;

I totally hated the crossover with Family Guy, it felt so cheap.

Would you recommend it?

If you haven’t watched the Simpsons, i don’t understand where have you been living for the last two and a half decades! even aliens know about the show!  Even so, where i live people don’t seem to appreciate the show enough, people here prefer Family Guy, but okay… they loss.

I would recommend the show to anyone that wants to have a great laugh, the show is amazing and the characters are incredibly real and lovable!

Any last words about the show?

I love The Simpsons, and i know they aren’t as funny as they used to be, but the show is still great, i don’t know maybe i’m too invested in it to have a truthful opinion, but i’ve been watching it all my life and i’m too attached to the characters. I’ll watch the show until the very last episode, or my last day (whichever comes first).

 

And that’s all for now my lovelies! I hope you liked it, and if you haven’t watch The Simpsons yet, go watch it!

‘Til Next Time 😉

Clems.

 

Enduring a boring job

My job is horribly boring, all i do all day is type, type and type… I wouldn’t mind it much if the talks there were, at least, normal and civilized, but for some reason, i cannot understand the people i work with are pretty much the worst. From cataloging 50 Shades of Grey as the best trilogy

From cataloging 50 Shades of Grey as the best trilogy ever written to racism anyone should be ashamed of, listening to them is like a nightmare, a horrible 8 hours and a half long nightmare.

So, because i may be crazy but not that much, i had to develop a strategy to keep them away from my ears. Trying to reasoning with them proved to be just a waste of time.

In case you still have no idea what i’m here to talk about, i decided to share the ways you can save your sanity if you find yourself in a situation like mine.

  • Podcasts are always good.

Listening to some podcast can be a life saver, this was the first solution i found when i started working at my office, back when the only problem i had was the ‘click, clikc click’  from typing that was driving me nuts.

There are an incredible amount of podcast styles, from serious talks to science fiction story telling, i found amuzing to listen to podcast that taught me stuff, i personally recommend all the podcast from howstuffworks.com, they have great and a large amount of different podcasts such as; Stuff you missed in history class (my favorite), Stuff you should know, Stuff to blow your mind and Stuff they don’t want you to know.

You can also find some incredible podcasts as Welcome To Night Vale and Thrilling Adventure Hour.

  • Radio is not dead!

A while back i would have asked who would be still listening to radio these days, but when at work, radio can be a great solution to passing the time. Radio has still so much to offer, talk shows and music, a lot of fun can be found there.

Personally i recommend it more than just listening to music because that way after a while you’ll end up hating your favorite music but not when you listen to all the music (even those you don’t particularly like) and then at a random moment your favorite song pops up!

News and talk shows are a way to keep it interesting too, since it varies more than music, it’s a good way to keep you awake!

  • Youtubers are fun

Lately, i’ve been listening to youtubers while at work, obviously if you have awork like mine, where you are looking at a computer all the time you have to find youtubers that mostly talk and don’t make videos you need to watch… for instance i find booktubers and their book reviews a great way of passing the time because you just have to listen to them really..

Also, i enjoy listening to creepy stories and creepypastas, but it may look weird if you listen to a screamer and jump, even when you aren’t watching… it happens to me once in a while, but aftera while if you know the youtuber you are listening to, you learn to understand when is the screamer coming and you are not surprised…

  • Audiobooks are books, only someone read them to you.

If your job is like mine, you don’t really need to concentrate much on the work you are doing, you just type mechanically, so you can use the hours that could go to waste and instead use them to listen to audiobooks. This is a great way to catch up with books you really want to read, after all this is like reading a book, only someone else is doing it for you.

Personally i love listening to audiobooks, because then i feel i did something more useful that the monotone typing… Also, there are some incredible narrators, for example, listening to Neil Gaiman narrating it’s AMAZING. There are some other great narrators, you just have to check you enjoy listening to their voices before you buy the audiobooks, because you may end up hating the narrator and then not enjoying the book.

  • Netflix and other online watching options.

Last month i decided on purchasing netflix so i can listen to shows while at work,  i cannot watch it, but it’s pretty great, i mostly *rewatch* old shows and pick up with Shadowhunters on Wednesday instead of waiting until i get home in the afternoon. Obviously i have to be cautious because if my boss finds out he’ll take away my phone privileges, and all, but i ain’t watching, so i don’t know for sure…

There are also some other options, there’s projectfreetv for instance, where you can find a lot of tv shows, and even in youtube there are some movies and shows to watch, you just look for a god site and listen the hell out of any show. Sadly i still cannot watch anime …

 

And well, those are the ways  i keep myself *sane* at work, you could alsofind some normal people and talk to them, but at least at my work place they prefer we work in silenc, like robots, so most of the time i’m with my headphones on.

And that’ all!! ‘Til Next Time 😉

Clems.

 

 

 

 

Even if the characters are fictional.

A while ago I was checking updates on Goodreads when i stumbled upon a post made by Jennifer Niven, it was related to my favorite book of all time which was written by her, All the Bright Places.The post was about some merch being sold but that’s not the point i wanna make.

The thing is, there was an image she drew and it was related to the main characters on the book, the moment i saw it i remembered the stuff that happens on the book  and i started crying.. To be completely honest with you, i’m crying as i write these words.

You see, many people don’t understand why I cry when i read books. To be fair, maybe  i cry a little too much when reading them, but come on, if you haven’t cried while reading a book you are not reading the right books. [i’m not actually criticizing the books you read, it’s totally fine if you don’t cry].

I tend to read YA books because they can make me cry, and that’s something i really need, i need the attachment to the characters to like the book, otherwise it feels like it leaves an emptiness in my chest. Fairly enough crying over fictional leaves an emptiness even greater, but one i can deal with by crying some more.

Getting attached to characters and feeling their pain, even when this is fictional is pretty much my reason of being.

Do you know the quote that says “The characters are fictional but the pain is real”?

Well, that’s exactly how i feel. Oh, gosh, is that just completely a fangirling mood? Wait, do only people that fangirl/fanboy and get too attached to characters cry when reading books? Didn’t people who read My sister’s keeper not cry at the end? A regular person that read All the Bright Places, did not cry for days after finishing the book?

That’s impossible, i’m pretty sure the people that don’t understand me crying because of a book is because they are not readers themselves. There’s no way sometimes books make people cry because they are so emotional and the authors nail the story.

Some authors are geniuses, that’s a fact … that has to be a freaking fact. We are talking about people that can create such emotional settings, so lovable characters, such intense scenes, there’s no way in hell they aren’t at least, amazingness walking!

Come on, i read All the Bright Places back in May 2015 and whenever i remember the book i start crying and cannot stop for days! So, maybe not all the people who read the book still cry when remembering it, but i’m sure most of them cried when reading it.

No, i have no idea where all this is going, i’m just upset and crying like a baby and needed to tell someone that the bond created with fictional charcters is as real as a bond we may share with real people in our real lives, the fact that they are fictional does not make it less important or real, or at least, that’s what i believe.

Yeah, i cried when i finished reading Harry Potter, because the characters, i mean.. i grew up with them, that’s fine, right? I cried (of happiness) when i finished reading Aristotle&Dante discover the secrets of the universe, because it put me in such a happy place.. I cried while reading the chapter where Michael (from The Rest Of Us Just Live Here) had the meeting with the his therapist, because it hit close to home. I cried when i finished reading Fangirl because it was such a perfect ending. I’ll cry when reading The Raven King, i’m pretty sure, because i love those characters and whatever happens to them it’s important to me.

On the other side, sometimes i cry  when reading non-fiction, that’s because sometimes i read about difficult stuff and the suffering of real people is obviously heartbreaking. Still, some people don’t understand why would i cry when reading about the suffering of other people …… You see, these people just don’t understand s***.

I just realized, i’m really not sure other people cry as much as i do when reading books…

What about you guys? Do you cry because of fictional characters? they don’t really have to be from books, what about fictional characters from movies or tv shows or even games? Feel free to comment on whatever you are feeling, I’m the queen of tears.

C.