Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Top Ten Books I Want To Reread

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This is my Top Ten: 

1.- Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro. I recently finished this book, but I enjoyed too much with the story that I want to reread. Really good book :)

2.- The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank. I borrowed this book from the library by sheer chance and I really enjoyed it. It was a fresh story for me. Very good book :)

3.- Coraline by Neil Gaiman. I like Neil Gaiman's book but this one is my favourite one. It's a strange story and it's supposed to be for children. What?!

4.- Brooklyn follies by Paul Auster. In this case, I also like Auster's books because they are normal places where everything can happen. This is my favourite and I really want to reread it. Good story.

5.- Anya's ghost by Vera Brosgol. This is a graphic novel which Mysty recommended in her blog. I bought it right away and I really enjoyed it :)

6.- Eat love pray by Elizabeth Gilbert. Although Elizabeth Gilbert and I don't have many things in common, I like the book because she encourages you (not on purpose) to change the things which you don't like in your life.

7.- Exquisite pain by Sophie Calle. This book is a mix between photos and writing which I normally like it. Sophie Calle is left by her boyfriend and now she has to deal with her pain. She does it in a very peculiar way.

8.- Vision de Nueva York (Visions of New York) by Carmen Martín Gaite. This is absolutely one of my favourite books. When Carmen Martin Gaite went to New York made this notebook.

As you see, she wrote it, she glued photos and she also drew pictures on it. Really like it, very creative.

9. Daniel Safier's books. I only read two of his books but I think he's a genius and his books are very very funny.

10. Persepolis byMarjane Satrapi. It's a very interesting story which it's told in a very particular way. I really loved how she tells her own story. Some parts are very sad, some parts very funny.

This is me, but what about you?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Top Ten Books I Feel As Though Everyone Has Read But Me

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Well, it happens sometimes you feel everybody had read some particular books except you. This is my Top Ten.

1.- An abundance of Katherines. I read in several blogs people had read it and they loved it.

2. Any of Terry Pratchett's books. Any time, any moment, I hear people who are just rereading Terry Pratchett's books.

3.- The same happen with Jane Austen's books. I feel I'm the last person who hasn't read them yet.

4.- Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I really like Neil Gaiman and I've read almos all his books except this one which it seems everybody read except me :(

5.- Fallen by Lauren Kate. This is the most extraordinary case. I heard of this book recently and I know people from blogs had read it, friends of mine who haver read it, I saw it in libraries and in department stores. It's everywhere and everybody had read it.

6.- The hunger games by Suzanne Collins. I've seen the books everywhere and I've seen everybody read it and enjoyed it.

7.- Lanark by Alasdair Gray. There was a time everybody was talking to me about this book.

8.- My sister's keeper by Jodi Picoult. Very famous and I've seen in libraries, blogs and I learned there is also a film.

9.- War and peace by Leo Tolstoy. There are moments in which you see this book everywhere.

10. Anne Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Everybody has read and everybody recommended it to me.

This is me but what are your books? :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

It's Monday What are you reading?

One week more and this is what I read, what I am reading just right now and what I intend to read next.

This week I finished Juniper Berry. Very good book and great characters, especially Juniper :)

This week I'm reading The Map of Time. I really like this book, very gripping, although it's a bit difficult to carry (620 pages). I also reading The rotten romans by Terry Deary. Although I know it's for children and teenagers, they are a easy way to learn some about history and the books are very cheap! :) and finally, I'm reading Symposium by Plato. I like some of his theories but I've never read anything by him, so I'm going to give it a try.

Next, I intend to read Scones and sensibility by Lindsay Eland, Terrible Tudors by Terry Deary and The republic by Plato.

This is me, but what about you?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Saturday quote

 I want to share with you the Saturday quote with again a quote from the book Looking for Alaska by John Green which I found on page 233.

"The Buddha said that suffering was cause all by desire, we'd learned, and that the cessation of desire meant the cessation of suffering. When you stop wishing things wouldn't fall apart, you'd stop suffering when they did"

I think this is true but it's really difficult to do it :( Don't you think?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Book beginnings

Today I'm going to share with you the beginning of Forever by Maggie Stiefvater.

                                 "I can be so, so quiet."

Well, I like to share only the first sentence and this is it. We'll see the rest of the book because from this I can't say more hahaha :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Top Ten Books I Read Because Of Another Blogger

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I could only find 8 books which I heard in other blogs and I decided to read them. Most of them I saw them in thebookrat.com.

1.- Looking for Alaska. I heard of this one in My head is full of books. I really liked it so thank you, Anne.

2.- The vanishing of Katharina Linden. I think I heard of this in thebookrat.com, although I'm not sure. I really really really enjoyed it, so thank you Misty :)

3.-Shiver, 4.- Anya's ghost, 5.- Heist society, 6.- Delirium. I definitely heard of the in thebookrat.com. I even bought Anya's ghost which now it's one of my favorite books :)

7.- The book (even more) awesome. I heard of this in Consumed by books and I really like it. I had never heard about it and from time to time I read a part and I laugh. I really enjoy it.

8.- Pride and Prejudice. I already read the book but Mysty (thebookrat.com) hosted a read-along about this book, so it gave the opportunity to read it in English.

Thanks for the recommendations. I really enjoyed of all the books :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading?

One week more and this is what I read last week, what I'm reading right now and what I intend to read next.

I finished: 

                  - One day by David Nicholls. I really love this book. It's a book you need time to read, be relaxed and you turn the pages very quickly. You laugh, you cry, you get angry, everything. It's a good book and I recommend it. Now, the film based on the book it's just realeased :)

I'm reading: 

                 - Delirium by Lauren Olivier. I like the book because it's a strange world. I think everybody has thought what happen if we don't have feelings. Would we be happier? 

                 - Juniper Berry by M. P. Kozlowsky. I like it too. It's very mysterious and the story gets you very quickly. Very entertaining.


               - Forever by Maggie Stiefvater. I can't find the right moment for this book. I want to read because it's the last one of the series and I really want to know how it ends but at the same time I don't want to finish it :(

This is my list, but what about you? What are you reading? Do you have some recommendations? Just tell me :)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saturday quote

Today I want to share one sentence which I found in a book and I liked it.

" You are never alone when you live among books" page 28 of Call number 400

How true is that! you could be sad, happy or upset, but a book is always a good company :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Book beginnings

Today I'm going to write the beginning of the novel Juniper Berry.
" THE HOUSE WAS A MANSION, the lake was a pool, Kitty was a dog, and Juniper Berry was an eleven-year-old girl"

I like this beginning, it's very promising. This is one of my September TBR and I hope the book doesn't let me down. It seems a good book, similar (maybe I'm wrong) to Coraline's Neil Gaiman, which, by the way I loooove it. So, now I can't wait to read it :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Top Ten Sequels I'm Dying To Read

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Well, this is my top ten of sequels I'm dying to read

1.- Pandemonium (Delirium 2) by Lauren Oliver. Although I'm still starting the previous one, I want to read all the series.

2.- Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls 3) by Maggie Stiefvater. The first books I liked so much that I bought the last one. I hope this book doesn't disappoint me.

3.- Uncommon Criminals (Heist society 2) by Ally Carter. I liked the first one and it's very entertaining so I hope this one will be too.

These books aren't sequels but they are part of a series which I'm dying to read.

4.- Outlander (Outlander 1)by Diana Gabaldon. I heard of this one and I think it could be a good book, so we'll see.

5.-  The sisterhood of the traveling pants (The sisterhood of the traveling pants 1) by Ann Brashares. I think this one is addressed to young people but I saw a short part of the movie and I think it could be good. I don't know.

6.- Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked years 1)by Gregory Maguire. I like to know more about the wicked witch.

7.-  The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency 1) by Alexander McCall Smith. Someone recommended this book but I couldn't find it.

8.- One for the Money (Stephanie Plum 1) by Janet Evanovich I like mystery novels and I think I can enjoy with this series. I have never tried to read one of the books but they seems interesting.

9.- Fallen (Fallen 1) by Lauren Kate. I heard this book was very good, so I want to give it a try.

10.- Murder is Binding (A Booktown Mystery 1) by Lorna Barrett. When I saw this book in goodreads I couldn't help to add to my to-read list :)

This is my list, but what about yours? :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading?

One week more and this is what I read last week, what I'm reading and what intend to read next.

Last week I finished 2 books:

    - Bad Karma by David Safier and I looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove it. I highly recommend it. It's very very very funny and entertaining. It took me three days to finish but I think another person would finish in one day. 

                        - Sh*t my dad says by Justin Halpern. I liked it but I didn't love it. In the book you find stories about Justin childhood and adulthood which I liked and I laughed but others I found them boring. There are also pages which are compiled sentences his dad said. Most of them are hilarious. I laughed so much that I almost cried. Very funny.

I am reading:

                       - One day by David Nicholls. Very good book but it's a bit thick so that's why it takes me ages to finish.

                       - Delirium by Lauren Oliver. The same, it's a very good day but it's a bit long.
Next: Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Saturday quote

When I read a book I always try to write down sentences from the book I liked.

This is one I found in Looking for Alaska on page 259

    " If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions"

I like it, it's something you sometimes think and I believe John Green nailed it.

Well, this is me, but what about you? do you have a special sentence or quote you like? Just tell me :)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Book beginnings

Today it's Friday so it's time to write the first lines I'm reading. For this Friday I'm going to share with you the first lines of Cat among the pigeons by Agatha Christie.

" It was the opening day of the summer term at Meadowbank school"

Mmm promising right? :) Normally I like Agatha Christie's books very quickly but in this case it's going in a slow way. We'll see.

August TBR read: how I did it

These are the books I intended to read

         Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
         Cat among pigeons by Agatha Christie
         The book of (even more) awesome by  Neil Pasricha
         Howards End by E.M. Forsters
         Digital Photography by Steve Bavister
         Don Quixote's delusions by Miranda France

Well, I only finished one: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater. The rest of them I am reading but I put off because I found other interesting books in the library, but, anyway, I'll finish them one day :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September TBR pile

It's the first of September and I want to share with you my September TBR pile.In this pile I have 4 books, which I've already started them, and two maybes, two books which I really want to read and I've decided this month is a good moment to do it. I just hope to have the time ;)

- The four books are:

              - One day by David Nicholls (I'm on page 198)

              - Delirium by Lauren Oliver (I'm on page 53)

              - Howards End by E.M Forster (I'm on page 102)

              - Cat among pigeons by Agatha Christie (I'm on page 62)


             - Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

             - Juniper Berry by M.P. Kozlowsky

I think these are very good books so I'm going to be an exciting September, don't you think? :)

This is my pile but what's yours?

100 most popular YA novels...How many have I read?

I've found in My head is full of book a list of the 100 most popular YA novels. I decided to do what she proposes, that is, to see how many books I've read. The highlighted books are the books I've read.
  1. Alex Finn – Beastly
  2. Alice Sebold – The Lovely Bones
  3. Ally Carter – Callagher Girls (1, 2, 3, 4)
  4. Ally Condie - Matched
  5. Alyson Noel – The Immortals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  6. Anastasia Hopcus – Shadow Hills
  7. Angie Sage – Septimus Heap (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  8. Ann Brashares – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (1, 2, 3, 4)
  9. Anna Godbersen – Luxe (1, 2, 3, 4)
  10. Anthony Horowitz – Alex Rider (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  11. Aprilynne Pike – Wings (1, 2, 3)
  12. Becca Fitzpatrick – Hush, Hush (1, 2)
  13. Brandon Mull – Fablehaven (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  14. Brian Selznick – The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  15. Cassandra Clare – The Mortal Instruments (1, 2, 3, 4)
  16. Carrie Jones – Need (1, 2, 3)
  17. Carrie Ryan – The Forest of Hands and Teeth (1, 2, 3, 4)
  18. Christopher Paolini – Inheritance (1, 2, 3, 4)
  19. Cinda Williams Chima – The Heir Chronicles (1, 2, 3)
  20. Colleen Houck – Tigers Saga (1, 2)
  21. Cornelia Funke - Inheart (1, 2, 3)
  22. Ellen Hopkins – Impulse
  23. Eoin Colfer – Artemis Fowl (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  24. Faraaz Kazi – Truly, Madly, Deeply
  25. Frank Beddor – The Looking Glass Wars (1, 2, 3)
  26. Gabrielle Zevin – Elsewhere
  27. Gail Carson Levine – Fairest
  28. Holly Black – Tithe (1, 2, 3)
  29. J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  30. James Dashner – The Maze Runner (1, 2)
  31. James Patterson – Maximum Ride (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  32. Jay Asher – Thirteen Reasons Why
  33. Jeanne DuPrau – Books of Ember (1, 2, 3, 4)
  34. Jeff Kinney – Diary of a Wimpy Kid (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  35. John Boyne – The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  36. John Green – An Abundance of Katherines
  37. John Green – Looking for Alaska
  38. John Green – Papper Towns
  39. Jonathan Stroud – Bartimaeus (1, 2, 3, 4)
  40. Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – Caster Chronicles (1, 2)
  41. Kelley Armstrong – Darkest Powers (1, 2, 3)
  42. Kristin Cashore – The Seven Kingdoms (1, 2)
  43. Lauren Kate - Fallen (1, 2, 3)
  44. Lemony Snicket – Series of Unfortunate Events (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
  45. Libba Bray – Gemma Doyle (1, 2, 3)
  46. Lisa McMann – Dream Catcher (1, 2, 3)
  47. Louise Rennison – Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  48. M.T. Anderson – Feed
  49. Maggie Stiefvater - The Wolves of Mercy Falls (1, 2, 3)
  50. Margaret Peterson Haddix – Shadow Children (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  51. Maria V. Snyder – Study (1, 2, 3)
  52. Markus Zusak – The Book Thief
  53. Markus Zusak – I am the Messenger
  54. Mark Haddon – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  55. Mary Ting – Crossroads
  56. Maureen Johnson – Little Blue Envelope (1, 2)
  57. Meg Cabot – All-American Girl (1, 2)
  58. Meg Cabot – The Mediator (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  59. Meg Cabot – The Princess Diaries (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  60. Meg Rosoff – How I live now
  61. Megan McCafferty – Jessica Darling (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  62. Megan Whalen Turner – The Queen’s Thief (1, 2, 3, 4)
  63. Melina Marchetta – On the Jellicoe Road
  64. Melissa de la Cruz – Blue Bloods (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  65. Melissa Marr – Wicked Lovely (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  66. Michael Grant – Gone (1, 2, 3, 4)
  67. Nancy Farmer – The House of the Scorpion
  68. Neal Shusterman – Unwind
  69. Neil Gaiman – Coraline
  70. Neil Gaiman – Stardust
  71. Neil Gaiman – The Graveyard Book
  72. P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast – House of Night (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 )
  73. Philip Pullman – His Dark Materials (1, 2, 3)
  74. Rachel Caine – The Morganville Vampires (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  75. Rachel Cohn & David Levithan – Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  76. Richelle Mead – Vampire Academy (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  77. Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson and the Olympians (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  78. Rom LcO’Feer – Somewhere carnal over 40 winks
  79. S.L. Naeole – Grace (1, 2, 3, 4)
  80. Sabrina Bryan & Julia DeVillers – Princess of Gossip
  81. Sarah Dessen – Along for the Ride
  82. Sarah Dessen – Lock and Key
  83. Sarah Dessen – The Truth about Forever
  84. Sara Shepard – Pretty Little Liars (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  85. Scott Westerfeld – Leviathan (1, 2)
  86. Scott Westerfeld – Uglies (1, 2, 3)
  87. Shannon Hale – Books of a Thousand Days
  88. Shannon Hale – Princess Academy
  89. Shannon Hale – The Books of Bayern (1, 2, 3, 4)
  90. Sherman Alexie & Ellen Forney – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  91. Simone Elkeles – Perfect Chemistry (1, 2, 3)
  92. Stephanie Meyer – The Host
  93. Stephanie Meyer – Twilight Saga (1, 2, 3, 4)
  94. Sue Monk Kidd – The Secret Life of Bees
  95. Susan Beth Pfeffer – Last Survivors (1, 2, 3)
  96. Suzanne Collins - Hunger Games (1, 2, 3)
  97. Suzanne Collins – Underland Chronicles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  98. Terry Pratchett – Tiffany Aching (1, 2, 3, 4)
  99. Tonya Hurley – Ghost Girl (1, 2, 3)
  100. Wendelin Van Draanen – Flipped

Uf, just 6.Mmm very bad, but it's ok. And what about you? how many books you've read? :)