September 27, 2016

Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish.

10 Books On My Fall TBR List
(in no particular order)
This fall I plan to read books that had been sitting on my shelf for a while, the only recent released are.Magic Binds and Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil 
Omens (Cainsville #1) by Kelley Armstrong
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta

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September 26, 2016

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Date.
Each week we spotlight the books we are reading, planning on reading or just finished reading.

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Finished reading
Bright Smoke, Cold Fire (Untitled #1) by Rosamund Hodge (3/5 stars)

Currently reading

Like a River Glorious (The Gold Seer Trilogy #2) by Rae Carson

What are you reading today?
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September 20, 2016

Review: Leave Me by Gayle Forman

Title: Leave Me
Author: Gayle Forman
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Release date: September 7th 2010
Source: Edelweiss
Format: eARC

Rating: 3/5

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International bestselling author Gayle Forman's trademark humor and insight abound in this masterful adult debut, showing us that sometimes you have to leave home in order to find it again.

For every woman who has ever fantasized about driving past her exit on the highway instead of going home to make dinner, for every woman who has ever dreamed of boarding a train to a place where no one needs constant attention--meet Maribeth Klein. A harried working mother who's so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesn't even realize she's had a heart attack.

Afterward, surprised to discover that her recuperation seems to be an imposition on those who rely on her, Maribeth does the unthinkable: She packs a bag and leaves. But, as is so often the case, once we get to where we're going, we see our lives from a different perspective. Far from the demands of family and career and with the help of liberating new friendships, Maribeth is finally able to own up to secrets she has been keeping from those she loves and from herself.

With big-hearted characters who stumble and trip, grow and forgive, Leave Me is about facing our fears. Gayle Forman, a dazzling observer of human nature, has written an irresistible novel that confronts the ambivalence of modern motherhood head-on. 

Leave Me is the first adult novel written by Gayle Forman and before reading this novel I´ve only had read the If I Stay duology, so I must say I had high expectations for this book because Where She Went is one of my favorites.

Maribeth Klein is a 44-year-old working mother of 4 years old twins, wife and she works in a celebrity magazine, so she´s a busy woman, so when she has a heart attack she initially thinks that is an indigestion therefore she doesn´t give much importance, until she ends at the hospital and when discharged a week later, she returns home with her family, and there she doesn´t receive the support that she´s expecting, because as mother his convalescence is too short and her family expect her to return to be the same in a short time. So Maribeth in a moment of despair, she makes her suitcase, withdraw money from the bank and flees to another city, initially she thinks the city she chose was unimportant, but eventually she realizes that in addition to needing time to heal physically, she also need time to heal mentally and emotionally as there are things in her past that she needs to find an answer, so she needs that time apart from family to heal completely.

Maribeth is a complex and imperfect woman (as most people), she loves her children and husband, but reaches her breaking point and leaves them with the idea of ​​returning once she is well. In her new city she uses an alias and makes new friends there who will help her in different ways to heal, to return to be herself and come to an understanding with her problems.

The novel uses flashbacks to see the Maribeth´s relationship with her husband, her best friend and her mother.

Leave Me is a contemporary novel about a working mother and wife trying to heal physically, but also about her abandonment issues even tough she denies them. I did enjoyed this novel.

September 16, 2016

Review: Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz & Kat Helgeson

Title: Gena/Finn
Author: Hannah Moskowitz & Kat Helgeson
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release date: May 17th 2016

Rating: 3/5

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The story follows the unlikely friendship of two young women forged via fan fiction and message boards, and is told entirely in texts, chats, and blog posts.

Gena (short for Genevieve) and Finn (short for Stephanie) have little in common. Book-smart Gena is preparing to leave her posh boarding school for college; down-to-earth Finn is a twenty-something struggling to make ends meet in the big city. Gena’s romantic life is a series of reluctant one-night-stands; Finn is making a go of it with long-term boyfriend Charlie. But they share a passion for Up Below, a buddy cop TV show with a cult fan following. Gena is a darling of the fangirl scene, keeping a popular blog and writing fan fiction. Finn’s online life is a secret, even from Charlie. The pair spark an unlikely online friendship that deepens quickly (so quickly it scares them both), and as their individual “real” lives begin to fall apart, they increasingly seek shelter online, and with each other.

Genna / Finn is the first book I´ve read that is write entirely on texts messages, blog posts, email and other social networks.

Genna is a girl on her senior year, she attends a boarding school and her parents are currently on the other side of the world due to their work, so she keeps little contact with them. Genna has a blog dedicated to fandom for a television program called Up Bellow, where she post what she thought of certain episode and also writes fanfiction of some episodes of the program. Meanwhile Finn is a newly graduated college girl, she lives with her boyfriend and is in the process of seeking employment. She also has a blog where mainly comments or review about the episodes and posts her fanart of the characters of the series.

And it´s through their love for the tv series and since both are team Jake (one of the main characters of Up Below) that they  get to "know" each other, initially through private messages, knowing only their online name, but as time pass they start to share more about their life outside the fandom and they forge a good friendship where they begin to share their concerns and secrets that they can not tell anyone else, it´s this what makes their friendship more real for them,

The book has 287 pages, so it isn´t very long, but it took me a while to get used to the way its written; the books is not told only with text messages and emails between Genna and Finn, also includes emails, text messages and even on post-its with their friends, family and boyfriend in the case of Finn.

Genna / Finn is a contemporary novel about friendship, LGBT issues and mental disorder, so don´t expect a light, fluffy story, because it has some drama and although I was expecting to be a light story but overall, I enjoyed it.

September 13, 2016

Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Books

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Books
(in no particular order)

Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen: are in my all time favorites classics, I love this books, especially Pride and Prejudice. At one time I was so obsessed with it that I also bought the tv series (Colin Flirt) and the movies to add to my collection.

Little Women (Little Women #1) by Louisa May Alcott : I don´t remember exactly but I think that I was in middle school when I read it for the first time and I really really loved it, since that time I´ve read it several times but not recently.

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins: Every time I think the word dystopian the book that comes to my mind is The Hunger Games, maybe because it was the first one that I read of this genre of because it leave a mark on me (I don´t know).
 Ashfall (Ashfall #1) by Mike Mullin : A super volcano erupted that ends the civilization of the cities around it; this book is about the struggle of a teenage boy trying to survive and find his family that at the time of the eruption were visiting relatives in another state.
I loved this quote from Will Durant : "Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice."

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling : I love Harry Potter! is one of my all time favorites. Is a must read.
The Summoning (Darkest Powers #1) by Kelley Armstrong: I love this series, is one of my favorites. It has an special place in my heart.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead: is one of my favorite YA paranormal series.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: is my favorite contemporary novel of all time. I love St. Clair and Anna.

Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews: Kate Daniels is currently my favorite urban fantasy series.
Dark Lover by J.R. Ward: I love the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and the first book is one of my favorites.

What are your favorite books of ALL TIME?
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September 12, 2016

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Date.
Each week we spotlight the books we are reading, planning on reading or just finished reading.

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Finished reading
The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer #1) by Jenny Han (4/5 stars)
Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels #8) by Ilona Andrews (4.5/5 stars)

Currently reading
Bright Smoke, Cold Fire (Untitled #1) by Rosamund Hodge

What are you reading today?
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September 10, 2016

Stacking the Shelves (58): July and August

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga´s Reviews, which showcases the books we've purchased, won, borrowed and received in the mail. 

These are the books I got in the month of July and August.

Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta

Thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for the eARCs.

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels #8) by Ilona Andrews 

El tiempo entre costuras by María Dueñas
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (Ramona Quimby #6) by Beveryly Cleary (this one is for my daughter)


Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
Suddenly One Summer by Julie James

The Passage (The Passage #1) by Justin Cronin

What books did you get?
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September 6, 2016

Top Ten favorite TV shows of all time

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish.

I´m only mentioning TV shows that have ended and that I saw all the seasons, because there are series that I loved at some time but along the line I drop the series such is the case as Grey´s Anatomy, House M.D., law and order SVU, Heroes, Lost etc.

Top Ten favorite TV shows of all time
(in no particular order)

Friends: is like comfort food for me, is one of the TV shows that I don´t get tired of watching over and over again.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: I was obsessed with this TV show for almost all its duration and I even follow some of the characters in their spin-off series.

Smallville: I was in love with Tom Welling, and the Tv show was one of my favorites of that time.

The X-Files: I used to see this series with my brother, we were obsessed with it.

Alias: This is another show that I used to see with my brother.

Roswell: I loved this series so much!

Ally McBeal: Another series that I loved! It was really funny.

Candy Candy: This anime is my´s my favorite anime of all time. I saw it on open TV on my country and they rerun it constantly during my chilhood.

The Nanny: I almost forgot about this series. It was really funny and I loved it.

And for the number 10:  I don´t remember if I saw all the seasons but I loved Will and Grace and Frasier.

Wha are you favorite TV shows of all time?
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