Winter Wonderland BookTag

It’s Saturday which means it’s booktag time! This time i’ll be revisiting an old tag i did back in 2015. You could find the original tag [HERE] but it became a private video and now we can’t see it anymore 😦 . Anyway, if you know who the creator of this booktag was, please leave their name and where to find them in the comments down below!

1. What book is so happy and sweet that it warms your heart?

The first time i answered this tag i said Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda and i still stand by this choice, but new year new recommendation, so i’ll pick a different one ;

Red, White & Royal Blue

It’s sweet and warm and full of charm. I read it this year and i enjoyed it very much.

2. What is your favorite book with a white cover?

The Hate U Give (The Hate U Give, #1)

I know there are different covers to this book, but this is the one i own, and if i need to choose a book i’ll choose the most powerful i read to this day having a white cover because this is an EXCELLENT book and i think everyone should read it.

3. You’re sitting in a nice comfy chair, wearing a onesie, with a lovely warm hot chocolate but what MONSTER read are you reading?

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I haven’t read this book yet, but as every other book by Murakami i Own it. Murakami is one of my favorite authors, but the edition i own of this book has almost 1000 pages, and i’m scared of big books because i fear i won’t read anything for months because i’m trying to fnish this immense book. I have some other huge books i want to read (most of them by Stephen King). I’m just scared of big books right now.

4. It started snowing so you decided to have a snowball fight! What fictional character would you love to have the snowball fight with?

Last time i chose The Weasley Twins, but this time around i think i’d choose someone from the Shadowhunters universe, maybe Magnus Bane or Simon Lewis (a recent favorite)

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

5. Sadly, your fire is beginning to go out. So what book would you tear the last few chapters out to throw into the fire?

Half Lost (The Half Bad Trilogy, #3)

Oh yes, can we burn the last few chapters of this book and pretend they never happened? I always say it, because i truly mean it… this book owns my heart so very much, but it broke it in such little pieces i cannot restore it. So yeah, this is one of my favorite books and i think it has the perfect ending but at the same time i wish it never happened.

6. What book is so close to your heart that you would gift it to someone this Christmas who hasn’t read it but wants to get into reading?

My mom doesn’t read fiction (at all) she just reads essays and self help books, but if i needed to give her one book so she would understand me a little more i’d give her

Fangirl

It might be a little “old”, but it will never not be true. This book understands me perfectly. In every way possible and i totally love it because of it so i would give it to my mom so she understands what it means to be a Fangirl for me.

I tag everyone who wants todo this tag because tags are for having fun!!

If you want you can leave your posts down below so i can see your answers too!

December’s TBR

Last month of the year! This is the time to finish everyone’s goodreads challenge (although i already finished it!) and also, to snuggle with a good book in bed! The most wonderful time of the year is here ! Yay for christmas!!! And so this month i´ll be reading some books about christmas 🙂

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

I’ve left some clues for you. If you want them, turn the page. If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.
At the urge of her lucky-in-love brother, sixteen-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of dares on her favourite bookshop shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept. Curious, snarky Dash isn’t one to back down from a challenge – and the Book of Dares is the perfect distraction he’s been looking for.

As they send each other on a scavenger hunt across Manhattan, they’re falling for each other on paper. But finding out if their real selves share their on-page chemistry could be their biggest dare yet…. 

Let it Snow

An ill-timed storm on Christmas Eve buries the residents of Gracetown under multiple feet of snow and causes quite a bit of chaos. One brave soul ventures out into the storm from her stranded train and sets off a chain of events that will change quite a few lives. Over the next three days one girl takes a risky shortcut with an adorable stranger, three friends set out to win a race to the Waffle House (and the hash brown spoils), and the fate of a teacup pig falls into the hands of a lovesick barista.

A trio of today’s bestselling authors – John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle- brings all the magic of the holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and kisses that will steal your breath away.

Top Ten Clues You're Clueless

Top Five Things That Are Ruining Chloe’s Day

5) Working the 6:30 a.m. shift at GoodFoods Market

4) Crashing a cart into a customer’s car right in front of her snarky coworker Sammi

3) Trying to rock the “drowned rat” look after being caught in a snowstorm

2) Making zero progress with her crush, Tyson (see #3)

1) Being accused—along with her fellow teenage employees—of stealing upwards of $10,000

Chloe would rather be anywhere than locked in work jail (aka the break room) with five of her coworkers . . . even if one of them is Tyson. But if they can band together to clear their names, what looks like a total disaster might just make Chloe’s list of Top Ten Best Moments.

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers (Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de La Peña, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, Laini Tayler and Kiersten White), edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or Kwanzaa, there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.

Can’t wait to start reading these books! Hope your TBR is full of love and joy for the holidays!

Happy readings!!

Authors I Want To Read More From.

WE all have favorite authors we read a ton of book written by… as i previously talked about (you can find my post here). But we also have a lot of authors we read maybe once or twice and totally loved, though we haven’t had the time to read anything by them again….

Following this i came up with the idea of looking for authors i would want to read from again because i love the way the write, their ideas for books, their talent, their back story… it could be anything, really.

So, today i bring you the list of my top 10 authors i want to read more books from.

(In no specific order):

Rainbow Rowell: I know i read a few books from her (more than two) but i absolutely love her style and the stories she has to tell. I loved her from the very first book i read by her, Fangirl. And had never disappointed me, yet.

David Levithan: I love him, i absolutely adore his trilogy of Every Day and i really want to read more books by him. He is such an inspiration to me, i met him once in a book signing and he was so humble and got really happy when i told him i flew all the way there to meet him.

Nina LaCour: This author writes like if writing was silk and she was making the most wonderful kind of cloth. I read two books by her and she brings me to tears just by writing HI.

Stephen King: The master of horror. I really want to enter his universe of writing and enjoy it as much as possible.

Angie Thomas: I will never forget the first time i read The Hate You Give. I cried so badly, even with the movie. I just, i adored the book and she seems like she has so many important things to say, i’m looking forward to reading more books by her.

Nic Stone: I read Dear Martin and it brought me to tears so many times. I already bought Dear Justyce and i hope to read it ASAP. She brings so much heart to her work, it is AMAZING.

Jennifer Niven: I love this woman. She is my inspiration to being here today. I love her books, the way she is, how she calls her fans Lovelies, everything. I recently purchased her new book Breathless and she made me a video thanking me for buying it and for loving her work and i cried for days.

Shaun David Hutchinson: This person has one of the most interesting minds i’ve read. He has so many dfferent ideas for books and he writes so wonderfully. I absolutely adore his work and i hope to read much much more.

Haruki Murakami: Did i tell you i own all his books? I own them all… I haven’t read them all yet, but this man has amazing talent and i love his books to pieces. I read about four of them and i can’t get enough of his writing style.

Ann Brashares: I read one book by her My Name Is Memory and is one of my favorite of all times, i remember so many quotes, like Nina LaCour the way she wrote that book was magnficent and i can’t wait to get my hands on more books by her.

And those are my favorites!

What are some authors you are wanting to read more from? Leave your comment down below!

Happy Readings!

Most Read Authors

We all have our favorites, we all have read way many books by… so, thinking of it i decided to go to my goodreads list and check out for real who are the authors i read the most from.

So, here we are… my top 7 most read authors of all time:

8. Haruki Murakami (4 books): I gotta admit i thought i read more book by him since i own all of them, but i guess i have a way to go with him.. obviously i’ll keep reading them since he has a magnific way of expressing himself and the stories he writes are just AMAZING. A great author for those looking for something more adult than YA. (yeah, i know i said top 7 but he is too important to me, ok?)

7. Neil Gaiman & Rainbow Rowell & Seanan McGuire(5 books by each): Just put an epigraphy on my tumb about how much i love them. I think they are all so extremely talented, there wasn’t a book by them i read i didn’t like. Will i read more book by them? ABSOLUTELY.

6. Harlan Coben & Richelle Mead (6 books by each): Harlan was my comeback to reading back in the day, so i still love him and one of my all time favorite books was written by him (Gone for Good). I don’t know if i’ll ever read another book by him though since they are all sort of the same after a while… as or Richelle i LOVED Vampire Academy (Christian Ozera i mean… literary boyfriend) but i’m not there anymore, i grew up and i’m not sure it is the kind of writing for me anymore.

5. Stephenie Meyer (6.5 book): Yeah, i read Twilight and i loved it back in the day… yeah i tried reading Midnight Sun (i just had to, okay?) and it was too cringey for me so … understandng now how problematic she is i don’t believe i will be reading any more books by her.

4. Patrick Ness and Stephen King (7 books by each): Patrick Ness is one of my favorite authors of all time, Stephen King is really interesting and i love some of his books (i read) a lot. Obviously i’ll be reading Patrcik’s books for a while, he is amazing – The Rest Of Us Just Live Here & More Than This? ABSOLUTE favorites. About King is more complicated, i guess i’ll read some more, starting with The Institute.

3. J. K. Rowling (10 books): I only read the Harry Potter series and the first three companions… i’m not that interested in the now HUGE universe of HP… and seeing how problematic the author is, i’m pretty sure i won’t be reading any more books by her.

2. Cassandra Clare (16 books): The shadowhunter chronicles are way too many books… i haven’t been reading for a while so i put them aside until i catch up with other readings but i love this world and the characters so i will be coming back for more. Also, i own almost every book so, why not?

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  1. Rick Riordan (19 books): I started reading Percy Jackson when they started to come out and have been reading everything he published uo until the Trails of Apollo, mostly because after so many books i got a little tired… but i guess i’ll finish them too eventually. My favorites were the Magnus Chase and The Kane Chronicles though, maybe because those were just trilogies and they left you wanting more, not like the Pery Jackson series that felt…. neverending, though i understand this one was the last. I think he did something and became problematic? I’m not very sure, but if you know what happened with him let me know.

What are your most read authors? Leave your comment down below!

Cute Books For This Halloween On Sale.

[this is not a paid ad. i’m just sharing this info because i love the books]

Hey there! I’m just making this little post to let you know about two really cute books that you can get for this Halloween season for a cheap price in the kindle store! I already read one of them and i purchased the second one just now and will be reading it very soon.

Monsters You Should Know de [Emma SanCartier]

Monsters You Should Know by Emma SanCartier

Meet the world’s most unusual monsters in this darkly funny collection of creatures and cryptids from folkloric history. Illustrator Emma SanCartier captures the bizarre and hilarious elements of 17 monsters from around the world in a light, tongue-in-cheek tone, from the Japanese dream-eater Baku and the Persian carnivorous unicorn Shadhavar to the Eastern-European Shurale, a literal tickle monster. Illustrated in lush watercolor, Monsters You Should Know is a perfect primer for the many strange, frightening, and compelling things that go bump in the night.

You can find this book right now in the kindle store for only $1.99

Pumpkinheads de [Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks, Sarah Stern]

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell (story) and Faith Erin Hicks (art)

Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.

Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.

But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.

Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .

What if their last shift was an adventure?

You can find this book right now in the kindle store for only $2.99

Also, as a bonus:

Coraline 10th Anniversary Enhanced Edition de [Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean]

Coraline 10th Anniversary Enhanced Edition by Neil Gaiman

This edition of New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman’s modern classic, Coraline—also an Academy Award-nominated film—is enriched with a foreword from the author, a reader’s guide, and much more.

When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous.

But there’s another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.

This enhanced edition contains the full text of the novel, plus the following bonus content:

  • Original Coraline manuscript pages
  • Coraline’s Many Houses: A Retrospective
  • Video: The official Coraline Movie Trailer
  • An excerpt from the Coraline Graphic Novel , adapted and illustrated by P. Craig Russell
  • Audio: Coraline Graphic Novel Podcast
  • Audio:  Music from the Coraline audiobook, performed by the Gothic Archies
  • Excerpts from other books by Neil Gaiman with illustrations by Dave McKean: The Graveyard Book, The Wolves in the Walls, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, and Crazy Hair
  • Coraline Foreign Edition Cover Gallery

You can find this book right now in the kindle store for only $4.99

I hope you enjoy the books!

Friday Finds| August 18th, 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:

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Synopsis: Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist:

Break into the notorious Ice Court
(a military stronghold that has never been breached)

Retrieve a hostage
(who could unleash magical havoc on the world)

Survive long enough to collect his reward
(and spend it)

Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done – and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first.

I decided to give this duology (?) an opportunity even though i wasn’t a big fan of the Grisha trilogy.  did like the way the author writes so i’ll be giving this a shot… since i’m really curious about it i may even give it a go while i’m on my trip.. not sure though.. we’ll have to wait and see.

Carry On Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Synopsis: Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen.

That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.

Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here — it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

Carry On – The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story – but far, far more monsters.

Back in 2015 when i first read this book i just fell in love with it, but up until now i didn’t own a physical copy of the book. When i saw it sitting on the bookstore this week i decided it was time, i need to have this book on my physical shelf, so without thinking about it twice i just purchased it.

Harriet the Spy (Harriet the Spy #1) Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Synopsis: Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she’s written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together?

While writing some posts for the blog i remembered how much i loved the movie and how much i wanted to read this book so i went and buy it, hoping i’ll get to it soon enough.

And how about you, have you find any interesting books this week?

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Reminiscing Monday #1: Fangirl

Hello there, everybody and welcome to this new addition of the blog! in this ‘section’ I’ll be talking about Books, Shows and Movies i’ve read/seen a while ago but because of reasons i haven’t talked about them in the blog before.

Here i’ll review mostly from the feelings and impressions these left in me back in the day and what i can remember to this day.

Hope you enjoy it!

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Back on January of 2015 i decided on reading this book. I knew many people liked it but i wasn’t sure what to expect, mostly because so many books are overhyped, one can never know which books are really worth the hype.

Anyway, i decided on reading it because i see myself as a fangirl and i thought i may like it. In the end i didn’t just like the book, i loved it so much, it quickly became one of my favorites of all time.

I really enjoy the way Rainbow Rowell writes, there’s something on the words she chooses that easies you into the story, i got very attached to Cath rather quick, and found myself in her in such a way it was uncanny.

The book took me to the times i tried to study in College (oh, the failure), the people i met and how i felt so different from the others because of the stuff i enjoy. Cath is a character that can speak to many readers. I think she is the character that most reminds me myself in literature.

The story of the book is a coming-of-age, nothing much ‘special’ hapens in the book, but the characters a the feeling of reality in the book made me love it completely.

At times i really wondered if a guy like Levi would really fall for a girl like Cath, and him wanting to listen to her slash fanfiction was a little weird on its own… I’ve never met any guy that showed interest on that, but let’s say i haven’t met the most open minded guys in my life, but hey… i rolled with it.

I enjoyed the little pieces of fanfiction that were intertwine with the main story and it really made me want to read Simon Snow and Carry On (the one wrote by Cath and the one actually wrote by Rainbow…i think they aren’t suppose to be the same ….??).

I remember being very eager to get home from work while reading it, because i really wanted to know what happened next.

The end was very satisfactory, i enjoyed it to the very last moment, and it made me tear up a little… I still smile whenever i see the book in my shelf, because i love it so much.

Overall, i love this book way too much and i’m very thankful to it, if it wasn’t for this book i wouldn’t have known about the wonders of Rainbow’s writing… after all, because i enjoyed this book i read; Eleanor&Park (another favorite), Carry On and Kindred Spirits. … I’m still working my way towards her other two books … i own Attachments, but i haven’t found the right time for it…

I’ve been wanting to buy the special collectors edition for a while now, it looks so freaking cool! And i’m scared it may be descontinued  at some point without me buying it, but whenever i’m about to purchase it i remember there are a lot of other books i want to buy that i don’t own already and buying it feels a  little wasteful, but at the same time is one of my favorites, and most of my favorites i own more than one copy of … argh! i have no idea what to do .. The book means a lot, maybe i should really buy it… this month my ban is over (yet again) and i can allow myself to go a little wild.. it was my birthday (in March) and all … I may do something crazy …

And… that’s all for now! hope you’re all okay!

‘Til Next Time 😉

C.

 

 

 

Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell – An Overview

Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Short Story
Pages: 96
Publisher: Macmillans Kids UK
Rating: 5 stars

Summary: ‘Everybody likes everything these days. The whole world is a nerd.’
‘Are you mad because other people like Star Wars? Are you mad because people like me like Star Wars?’
‘Maybe.’

If you broke Elena’s heart, Star Wars would spill out. So when she decides to queue outside her local cinema to see the new movie, she’s expecting a celebration with crowds of people who love Han, Luke and Leia just as much as she does. What she’s not expecting is to be last in a line of only three people; to have to pee into a collectible Star Wars soda cup behind a dumpster or to meet that unlikely someone who just might truly understand the way she feels. Kindred Spirits is an engaging short story by Rainbow Rowell, author of the bestselling Eleanor & Park, Fangirl and Carry On, and is part of a handful of selected short reads specially produced for World Book Day.

(Summary from Goodreads.com)

My opinion on the story:

This is a short story about a girl waiting for something she really likes and wants to be part of. I’ll never stop being amazed by how great Rainbow understand fangirls/fanboys. She just knows how to deliver something that will totally talk to you, personally. This story isn’t the exception, obviously.

The characters felt so real, eve nif the story is short and there isn’t much character development, they were so alive.

The story unfolds slowly and nicely, i honestly could have read a whole book about these characters and the situation, because the words felt so right and on place.

The ending was one of the greatest things i’ve read in a while, i laugh so much and teared up a little, because it was so wonderful.

Overall, there isn’t much to be said about this story, it was a wonderful reminder of how great Rainbow’s writing is, easy and full of heart, super enjoyable, fun and youthful. Ienjoyed every second of the reading.