Monday, October 31, 2011

It's Monday! What are *you* reading?

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Hi, everyone!!!

It's time to see what I've read last week, what I'm reading right now and what I intend to read next

Last week I haven't finished any book :(

This week I'm reading two book:

                   Forever by Maggie Stiefvater. I'm about to finish so I'm really excited to know what it's going to happen in the end.

                   The map of time by F.J. Palma. It's a great book but it's thick too, so I've been reading this book for over three weeks, I think.

Next I want to read

                   Anna and the French kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I really want to read this one because I've heard wonderful things about it.

So, this is me, a bit short this time, but what about yours? :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Top Ten Books To Read During Halloween

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I've seen in several blogs the topic  what to read in Halloween so that gives me some time to look for books in my bookcases related to this day. What I've found is this:

1.- Mort by Terry Pratchett. I think this is not a scary story but it's related to Halloween because the main character is death. I haven't read yet so I'm not sure about that but I believe that t deserves to give it a try :)

2.- The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. I think this book is just the opposite to Mort. It's not exactly related to Halloween but it contains a scary story. I don't sure about that since I haven't read yet, but I think it's a good election for Halloween night.

3.- Something wicked this way comes by Ray Bradbury. I think I nailed it with this election. I think it's very very appropriated to this night because I think it's a scary story with strange characters (not sure about that) which happens in Halloween. Well, I think I choose the perfect moment to read. What you think?

4.- The turn of the Screw by Henry James. I've read this story before and I think Halloween is good day to re-read it. I don't remember very much about this story but it's scary for sure.

5.- The witches by Roald Dahl. I read this story when I was a child and I'll tell you it really scared me. I checked for some time if women around me were witches or not. I can assure you that none of them were. Later in my life I've found several ;) Well, now, I possess a copy in English, so I have the opportunity to re-read it and learn English in that special night :)

6.- Coraline by Neil Gaiman. In this case, I have already read the story which it scared much more than The witches and I was older. This is a very good option for Halloween because everything is dark and scary. I love it.

7.- Juniper Berry by Kozlowsky. Similar to Coraline but less scary. Strange things happen and a very intelligent girl has to solve them. I think it's appropriate for this night.

8.- Anya's ghost by Brosgol. Very good book with a ghost. Strange things happens in this book too in a normal life. Very appropriate too for this event.

9.- The last book I've chosen is Hallowe'en party by Agatha Christie. A murder happens in a Halloween party (well, it's what I think because of the tittle although I haven't read this book yet). I don't know it's very scary but I like the idea of things happens the same day I'm reading it :)

Well, this is my list. What about yours?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

read-a-thon hour 16

I think it's enough for me. It's time to go to bed (for me it's 5:46 a.m). I think when I wake up the read-a-thon will have finished :( i can't wait for the next one :)

read-a-thon Hour 14

It's 2:53 a.m and I'm still up.

This is me  a little survey about me right now

1. What are you reading right now? Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
2. How many books have you read so far? only one :( it could be worse, though
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? puf, if I can finish Forever, I'll be glad
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?No, really
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Puf, many. I've been sleepy the whole day, so I preferred to stop for a while.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?I like the challenges and people cheer me up. That was so sweet :)
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No, I think It's great :)
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? As a reader, many things. I think I'd buy cokes and chocolate bars
9. Are you getting tired yet?Yes, but I'm going to stay for a while
10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered? mmm, I don't know. Try to disconnect for a while and indulge yourself with chocolate bars and good music :)

Read-a-thon Hour 9

                                              dewey's read-a-thon

Well, I think I'm going to read better after having dinner and eat some chocolate bars :)

Now, I'm reading: The sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (first book) and I am also trying finishing reading Forever by Maggie Stiefvater. 
Wish me luck :)

I like the video Nat on the Dewey's Read-a-thon chose and I think I'm going to use too.

Read-a-thon Hour 8

Well, I thought I did this better than I'm actually doing. This morning I got up a little cranky and sleepy. So, I didn't feel like reading a lot. Besides I had to do some unexpected errands. So far, I've only read ONE book: Mr Popper's penguins but at least,  I liked the book :)

Now, I', going to have dinner and keep reading to finish another book.

I think you're doing great, right? well, I'll check you and cheer you :)

Read-a-thon Hour 1: Let's start :)

                                             Dewey's read-a-thon

 Well, this is my first hour and my first cup of coffee :) To begin with this read-a-thon and I'm sharing with you something about me.

1)Where are you reading from today? From Spain
2)Three random facts about me… I'm not a morning person, I like Paul Auster's book and I love listening music in the evening.
3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? 4 and I hope to finish all of them, but I'm not sure

4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?well, I'd like to finish all the books.
5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time? no, I'm not, this is my first one, but I've heard that it's better if you leave small books and graphic novel for the end of the read-a-thon.

Well, this is me so far. I hope you're enjoying too :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dewey's Read-a-thon

                                        Dewey's Read-a-Thon

Dewey's read-a-thon is almost here. This is the first time I take part in one read-a-thon and I'm really excited about it. I haven't thought much about what things could need while I was reading.I nstead I've been thinking about the books I want to read Then I change my mind and I've chosen others and then I've changed my mind again and I've chosen others. Anyway, I have too many books to read so I'll see tomorrow what I'm going to read :)

Well, I hope you guys enjoy doing this read-a-thon as much as I do :)

TGIF Question

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This week the question is:

Book Blogs That Make You Smile: Pick 5 book blogs you visit often & think others should, too.

Here is my list:

The Story Siren I'm totally sure you already know this one. I  like her blog, specially In my mailbox videos. I crack up  watching them, particularly with this one, she is very funny,

Book Rat I like this blog very much because every day you can find something interesting on it. So, I highly recommend you, but I believe that you already know this one too. Everything is great: reviews, In my mailbox, TBR, Wishlist, the book chat ...

My Head Is Full Of Books I like this one.She recommends awesome books which I've enjoyed very much. Everything she puts on it I find it very interesting.

Comfort Books I like very much her In my mailbox videos and books reviews.

Loving books I like this blog because I find interesting the books she talks about, the reviews and memes she does.

Consumed by books I like this blog specially the In my mailbox videos. She reads a lot and she recommends and buys quite interesting books.

Maybe, I check these blogs more than the rest from my blog list, but for me, I like all of them. You always find something cool on them.

Well, this is me, but what about you?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Top Ten Books That Whose Titles Or Covers Made Me Buy It

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  This week is about what books I've bought because I liked the cover or the title. So, this is the list:

1.- Scones and sensibility by Lindsay Eland. Well, in this case was both. I found very funny the title and I thought the cover was really cute. Check it out by yourselves.

 2.- The well of lost plots by Jasper Fforde. When I decided to buy a book by Fforde, I couldn't decide which one, but when I read this title I imagined the main character in a world with the most varied plots and I couldn't help buying it.

3.- An abundance of Katherines by John Green. The same happened to me with John Green. I wanted to buy two books by this author, one was obvious: Looking for Alaska because I've heard it was very good, but this one I bought it because I liked the title. I pictured the main character surrounded by millions and millions of Katherines.

4.- We sang it our way by Reginald Frary. In this case was both. I liked the title because the story is about a choir and I liked the cover.

5.- Angels by Marian Keyes. I bought this one because I liked the title in Spanish: Maggie sees the light. I thought she maybe realized about something important. I was intrigued.

6.- The book of (even more) awesome by Neil Pasricha. I saw this book in the blog Consumed by books and I really liked the title although I didn't know anything about the author.

7.- Bake sale by Sara Varon. It was the cover what it made me buy it. It's a cupcake making cupcakes with the help of an aubergine :) Check it out 

Well, this is me but, what about you?

Monday, October 17, 2011

It's Monday! What are *you* reading?

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

Last week I finished 4 books:

                         - The arrival by Shaun Tan. I tried this one because I heard of this author in Anne's blog . I saw the pictures and I loved them, so when I went to the library I looked for Shaun Tan's book and I found this one. It's only drawings, there isn't a word written on it, but it's so well done that you don't need it. I want to try other books by the same author. It's a very good option! :)

                        -  The housekeeper and the professor by Yoko Ogawa. I liked the book very much at first  but later I was a little disappointed. I liked the story but I didn't like when the main character talks about Maths or baseball. I am not very good at maths and I am not very interested in sports.

                        -  The invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. I loooove this book and I've become a huge fan of Brian Selznick. I really enjoyed reading it. I recommend to read this book because it's very peculiar and good.  The book is a mix of drawings, which are really really really good, and writing. Brian Selznick does both things very well. 

Here I leave you:

the Brian Selznick's web link
where you can find the first pages of The invention of Hugo and the trailer of the movie has made based on the book, among other things. The director of the film is Martin Scorsese! :O

In this blog you'll find an interview of Brian Selznick. I really liked hearing him  talking about The invention of Hugo and other books. He speaks very well, he explains very well and he's nice.He speaks 20 minutes and you don't get tired :)

                        - Bake sale by Sara Varon. Wow another amazing book! At first, I was disappointing but little by little I got more and more interested. I didn't want to finish it :( I like Sara Varon writes and draws but the most important thing, she shares recipes. Now, I really want to try some and re-read the book :)

Now I'm reading 4 books:

                        - The map of the time by Félix J. Palma. This book is taking me a lot of time but it worths it. I like the story but it's a bit long. I wish the book had been divided in several tomes. 

                        - The symposium by Plato. 

                        - Introduction to Ancient Greece by Francisco Javier Gomez Espelosin.

                        - Forever by Maggie Stiefvater. I really like this book. I was a bit reluctant to read this part because Linger didn't like as much as Shiver but with this book, I'm enjoying very much.  



                       - Mort by Terry Pratchett. I want to read another book by Terry Pratchett and this one is very appropriate for the month of Halloween. What do you think?

Well, this is me, but what about yours?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Saturday quote


When I read a book sometimes I come across some sentences which are truly for me or say something wise or simply I like them and I can't help writing them down.

Here is one of those sentences. I took this one from the book Juniper Berry by M.P. Kozlowsky. It's on page 151.
" Pressures start coming from all sides and it makes you question everything. You lose sight of what's important"

How many times happen that you lose perspective of what you think or what you want because you feel under pressure. I like the book because it points out things like: be yourself because you are great in the way you are, think by yourself, etc which it's something you sometimes forget and I think it's really cool to teach or simply remind children that everybody is different and it's a good thing.

This is me but, what about you?

Friday, October 14, 2011

TGIF Question

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This week the question is:  Where do you grab a book and get lost in it? Show us your favourite spot you like to read at.

Well, in my case, I think my favourite place to read is on the bus, when you have time to kill and you can't do anything else, it's very good for me to have a book, and forget about the rest and enter in the story.  

Well, this is me, a bit short this time :( , but what about you?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time

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This week, I am sharing with you the books I wish I could read again for the first time. These is the list:

1.- Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro. In this case, the book contains let's say a mystery which is revealed at the end of the book. I wish I could read again for the first time to find out everything again.

2.- Anya's ghost. Again for the same reason that in Never let me go. There's a mystery and when you read for the first time you want to know more and more, but once you find out what it is, you lose some magic. Still, it deserves read again and again and again and again :)

Well, I bit short this week.

This is me, what about yours? :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

It's Monday! What are *you* reading?

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This week I'm going to tell you what books I finished last week, what books I'm currently reading and what books I intend to read next :)
Last week, I read two books:

             - Twenty love poems and a song of despair by Pablo Neruda.  I like this book but at first, I was a little disappointed because I didn't find something especial in the poems.  But little by little, the poems liked more and more and the last one of the poems is my favorite one. Here I leave you the poem :)

I could write the very saddest verses tonight 
Writing, for example "The night is sprinkled 
With stars sparkling blue, far away."  
The night wind whirls in the sky and sings.
I could write the very saddest verses tonight 
I loved her and at times she also loved me.
On nights like this I had her in  my arms. 
I kissed her so many times under the infinite sky. 

She loved me, at times I also loved her. 
How could I not love her big staring eyes?
I could write the very saddest verses tonight. 
To think I don't have her. To feel that I have lost her. 
        To hear the immense night, even more immense without her. 
        And the verses fall on the soul like dew on the pasture. 
What does it matter that my love couldn't keep her? 
The night is full of stars and she's not with me. 

That's all. Far off someone is singing. Far off 
My love is not used to having lost her. 
How my glance looks for her to get close to her. 
My heart looks for her and she's not with me. 

The same night that turns the same trees white. 
We aren't now the same way we were then. 
I no longer love her, that's certain, but how much I loved her. 
My voice searched on the wind to touch her ear. 
Someone else's, she's someone else's. Like before I kissed her. 
Her voice, her bright body. Her infinite eyes. 
I no longer love her, that's certain, but perhaps I love her. 
Love lasts so short and forgetting takes so long.
But on nights like this I had her in my arms. 
My heart is not used to having lost her. 

Although this may be the last pain that she causes me 
And these may be the last verses that I write her.

              - Delirium by Lauren Oliver. I like the way Lauren Oliver writes and how put the things and her unusual ideas. I enjoyed very much reading this book although at first I wasn't very interesting on it. Once I entered in the story I couldn't stop reading it and I finished very quickly. Now, I can't wait to read the second part.

Now, I'm reading:

                 - The map of time by Félix J.Palma. I'm still reading this book. As I said before it's a bit thick so I'm taking my time to finish it. I really like it and I think it's very well-written. I like time travels, love stories, mystery and he puts these things in a such nice way than it's a pleasure to read it.
                 - The Symposium by Plato. I like this book but I am not used to the way things are explained, so many times I get lost and I have to re-read the sentences. It's not difficult but the characters are making references about gods and goddesses which I don't know. 

                 - Introduction to Ancient Greece by Francisco Javier Gomez Espelosin. This book is very well-written but I don't know many things about this age so, sometimes it's difficult to me see the picture, but, I think the book is good.

                 - Forever by Maggie Stiefvater. At last I'm reading the third and last part of The wolves of Mercy Falls series. I liked so much Shiver (the first book) that I decided to buy this book. Linger (the second part) disappointed me a little because there are new characters and changes that I didn't like it. In contrast, this part seems very good and I'm enjoying reading it so far, although I've just begun. We'll see :)

                 - The housekeeper and the professor by Yoko Ogawa. AWESOME book!!!!! :) :) I think I discovered it thanks to goodreads but maybe I'm wrong. I haven't finished the book yet but Yoko Ogawa has become one of my favorite authors and I can't wait to read the rest of her works. I really really really really recommend it. Great book, well-written, normal people, normal lives but AWESOME. I love it :)


Mort by Terry Pratchett. I'm not a native English speaker and I find Terry Pratchett's books terribly funny but terribly difficult to read them. I read only a few because of that, but I really want to give this book a try.

Well, this is me, but what about yours?

Friday, October 7, 2011

TGIF Question

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The question of the week is:

How big is your pile? Which book keeps getting pushed down the stack, but you keep meaning to read it?

My pile is enormous thanks to the blogs I'm following and goodreads, I've been taken notes about awesome books so now, I can't wait to read them all. Thanks a lot for recommendations, I'm really enjoying all the books. But, if I had to put a number we could say that my stack contains 25 books.

I've several books I really mean to read, but, in the end, I never do it. If I had to choose one it 'd be this one.

  I really want to read it since I've learned about it. I bought it but for one reason or another I don't read it which it's a pity because I think it's really good. Maybe next time :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Top Ten Book Endings That Left Me With My Mouth Hanging Open

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These are the books that left me with my mouth open:

1.- Timbuktu by Paul Auster. I've chosen this book because the end of the book was completely unexpected and surprising. So, I have to tell that made me open my mouth :O

2.- Auggie Wren's Christmas story by Paul Auster. Again, another book by Paul Auster. Well, in this case it's a little different than in the previous book.  Paul Auster tells such an amazing story that it deserves to read it :)

3.- Anya's ghost by Vera Brosgol. Very good story. It happened to me the same as in Timbuktu. I didn't expect anything and Brosgol shows you a world and then, things changes completely.

4.- Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. One more time I didn't expect the story in that way and I found myself woth my mouth open in amazing.

5.- The Witches by Roald Dahl. In this case, the whole story is  very gripping, so you are basically expecting anything can happen. Very surprising story with a surprising end.

6.- The vanishing of Katharina Linden. This book is similar to The witches because it catches you from the very beginning. Very good book with mystery which let you with your mouth completely open.

7.- Looking for Alaska by John Green. Well, this book is very good and it has a kind of mystery which I left me with the mouth open.

8.- Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Everything in this book is a mystery, everything isn't what it really seems, awesome book.

9. Juniper Berry by M.P. Kozlowsky. Another book with mystery included which can't leave you indifferent. Great story.

10.- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. Last but not least, the mystery of this book is the most I enjoyed. Very gripping ans surprising.

Well, this is me but what about yours?

Monday, October 3, 2011

It's Monday! What are *you* reading?

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

Well, last week I couldn't finish anything. What a disaster who I am!!! :) I started so many books that I couldn't finish any of them, but, anyway, reading is always good, so I don't really worry about it.

Now, what I am reading is:

- The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma. I think this is a really good book, I'm really enjoying but it's too thick for me. It's difficult to me to handle it and carry from one place to other which it's a pity because I really want to read it in every place but I can't. I highly recommend it, specially if you like time travels.

- Delirium by Lauren Oliver. I really like this too. I love the main character and all her strange world.

- Twenty love poems and a song of despair by Pablo Neruda. I decided to read this one because I don't read poetry often. I'm trying to read each poem and think about for a while. Besides, in the library they had a cd in which Pablo Neruda reads the poems, so I'm really exciting :)

- Introduction to Ancient Greek by F. J. Gómez Espelosín. Again, I don't read about history very often, I'm basically reading literature, so I'm really enjoying about this book and about Greeks.

- Symposium by Plato. One more time, I'm reading this because I really want to get approach other subjects apart from literature. I'm really really enjoying reading this book. It makes you think about simple things and how it was Greek society and how it has changed.  Very entertaining.


Forever by Maggie Stiefvater. I want to know the end of the series. So I can't wait :)

So, this is me, but what about you?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Banned books

I know I'm a bit late but I just start reading other blogs talking about Banner Books and it's amazing the lists of books which have been banned. It's a pity these things happen. I think everybody is an adult and he or she is old and critic enough  to know what to read.

I can see why some book were banned: sexual stuff, terror stuff, things like that but I really think that everybody should read whatever one wants. I found in the list Moll Flanders, Frankenstein, books I really enjoyed reading it. I can't imagine if a librarian or a shop-assistant had denied the right to read those books.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

September TBR read: How I did it

 Well, it's time to look back to September and see what I intend to read and how I did it.

These four books were which I proposed as my September pile

              - One day by David Nicholls

              - Delirium by Lauren Oliver

              - Howards End by E.M Forster

              - Cat among pigeons by Agatha Christie


             - Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

             - Juniper Berry by M.P. Kozlowsky

Well, I finished One Day by David Nicholls. I really liked it, very moving. A good book, but I think a bit long.

I finished Juniper Berry by M. P. Kozlowsky. In this case, I liked it and I want to read more books about this author although it's literature for children it's very interesting.

That's all. Very bad but it's what happen when you're trying to read many books at the same time that you don't finish any of them. At least, this is my case :P

Well, I hope you guys doing better than me :)

The same as October TBR pile, just leave me a post with your address and I'll check it, I promise :)

October TBR

Well, this is what I intend to read this month.

I still have books which I started but I didn't end, yes, I'm a bit disaster. So, this month I'm going to try to finish:

1.- The map of the time by F.J. Palma
2.- Delirium by Lauren Oliver
3.- Introduction to Ancient Greece by F.J. Gómez Espelosín
4.- Symposium by Plato
5.- Twenty poems of love and a song of despair by Pablo Neruda. 

This 5 I'm going to try to finish for sure and if I have time I'll try to start reading and hopefully, finishing it in this month:

6.- Forever by Maggie Stiefvater.

This is my list, but what's yours? I'm curious so leave me a post, just with your address and I'll check it :)