Friday, 22 May 2015

Time Out. Round 2!

As I did back in January, I won't be most likely posting for 4 weeks. The only two posts that will make through will be my review of The Strange Library by Murakami and if I'm lucky enough my May Wrap-Up. 

My exams start next week and I just won't have the time for either blogging or visiting other people's blogs as regularly as I do. And then, I'm going to London for 4 days as a reward so I won't be fully blogging again until the 20th of June more or less. A long time indeed :/ still, I'll try to pop up with comments here and there because it helps me to just disconnect from all the studying. Hope you understand :)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Illustrated by Camille Rose Garcia {Goodreads}
Published by Harper Design in 2010
Hardback edition; 160 pages {BookDepository}
"One day, a young girl named Alice is sitting on the riverbank with her sister, when she sees a curious looking white rabbit. She soon after falls into the magical world of Wonderland, where she meets a series of strange creatures."

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Top Ten Tuesday # 27 (Classics I Wanna Read)

Since last week I didn’t do a TTT, today instead of sticking to 10 books I’m going to tell you about some classics I want to read (without sticking to 10)… there are some I will get to for sure since they will most likely be required reading for my different Uni courses but others, I’m just curious about. I will try to keep this short and simple…

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Bookish Identity Tag!

It’s been forever since I’ve done a tag post and thanks to Olivia over at Olivia’sCatastrophe I’m here to do one today because she tagged me (thank you, girl! ^^) a while ago I might say but hey, don’t they say better late than never? So without further delay…

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Little Black Classics # 1: Brothers Grimm & Hans Christian Andersen

Book 1:
The Tinder Box by Hans Cristian Andersen {Goodreads}
Published by Penguin Classics in 2015
Paperback edition; 64 pages {BookDepository}

Book 2:
The Robber Bridegroom by Brothers Grimm {Goodreads}
Published by Penguin Classics in 2015
Paperback edition; 64 pages {BookDepository}

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Liebster Award Round 2

I already did a Liebster Award post last year but I thought about doing a Round 2 since both Jay and Yvonne had nominated me in these past weeks and it’s always fun to answer some questions. Thank you, girls! Before answering their questions here are their blogs: Books byJay and A World Between Folded Pages so please go check them out and of coure, follow them! :)

The Rules
1. Link back the person that nominated you
2. Answer the questions given by the nominator(s)
3. Nominate 11 other amazing bloggers with less than 200 followers
4. Create 11 questions for the nominees
5. Notify all nominees via social media/blogs

Since I’ve already done this before and I know how hard is to come up with 11 questions and 11 nominees, I will only answer Jay’s and Yvonne’s questions. I hope you don’t mind ^^

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Changes... Let's Embrace Them!

Okay, peeps, today I wanna talk about two things that have been bugging me since almost the beginning of the year. Those are my reading tastes and my rating patterns. I wanna start with the latter first because it is what made me realize about the former.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Book Review // The Young Elites by Marie Lu

The Young Elites by Marie Lu {Goodreads}
Published by Penguin in 2014
Paperback edition; 355 pages {BookDepository}
"Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all. Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen. Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her."

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Top Ten Tuesday # 26 (Books I Will Probably Never Read)

TOP TEN TUESDAY is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

I find the topic a bit harsh because, you know… never say never. It’s true there are millions of books out there that I’ll never read. A lifetime is not enough sometimes. I was gonna upload this straightaway after coming home from my doctor’s appointment but I decided to do a bit of a disclaimer. I’ve been reading tweets about how hateful this week TTT posts are turning out to be. First of all, we need to take into account the reasons why a certain person decides to not read a book. However, we also need to take into account that others can be hurt by our opinions. So, before getting down to business I wanna apologize if you like any of the books I’m gonna talk about. Neither the book nor the author will be bashed. My two main reasons to build up this list are: one, I didn’t like the first book in the series so I won’t be continuing it or two, I lost interest in it.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Book Review // Playing Mrs. Kingston by Tony Lee Moral

Playing Mrs. Kingston by Tony Lee Moral {Goodreads}
Published by Porfirio Press (Zharmae) in 2014
E-book edition; 378 pages {BookDepository}
“It’s the ‘50s in New York City, and Catriona Benedict has big dreams, but when her first promising gig as an actress is a flop, she has to figure out some other way to make a living in the big city. Enter Miles Kingston, a rich and influential playboy who, for reasons of his own, asks Catriona to take on the biggest role of her life…as his wife. Despite her boyfriend’s misgivings about the arrangement, Catriona knows that this could easily be the most lucrative acting job she’s ever had. All she has to do is keep up the act for a few weeks, and she’ll walk away with thousands. When tragedy strikes, the whole arrangement threatens to strangle Catriona. She quickly realizes that living with the Kingston family is a much more delicate and dangerous affair than she ever could have guessed. And if she isn’t convincing in the role of Mrs. Kingston, much more than just her acting career will be at stake.”

{First of all, I need to thank the author, Tony Lee Moral, for allowing me to read his book in exchange of an honest review}