Goodbye books!

“Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don’t you agree?” -Christopher Paolini I’m going to give some books away. This is something I never thought I’d do or even hear myself saying, yet this is the second time I prepare myself for a…

Welcome to Night Vale a Novel

“Night Vale is a small desert town where all the conspiracy theories you’ve ever heard are actually true. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge.” Author: Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor Genre: Fantasy (kind of. Difficult to categorize, really) Year: 2017 (1º published 2015) Publisher: Orbit Length: 416 ISBN: 0356504867 This…

When motivation fails you

I can’t be the only one who’s had to struggle her way through difficult tasks when there was simply no drive in me to get it done. The last year or so has personally been very positive because I finally realized that I’m doing the degree that I want (it took me three years into…

The A-Z Book Tag

I’ve never done a tag of this kind and when I found this one while browsing around different blogs I found this one and wanted to try it immediately. You can find the original here x. A – Author you’ve read the most books from I went to see what Goodreads told me about this and apparently,…

Birds of a feather

As I promised in my writing goals post, I was gonna be posting some of my original writing each month and there isn’t much month left. I’ve been over-thinking about whether I dared to post this or not all week, but a promise is a promise. This is a short (very short. it barely reaches…

London Book Haul

  Two weeks ago, to celebrate my boyfriend and I dating for two years now, I surprised him with a four-day trip to London. It was a quite exciting plan for me. I had never traveled on my own, always with family or with school teachers around. For him though, I can just imagine. He’d…

2018’s Writing Goals

I’ve realized a little too late that, aside from my reading goals, I should probably set some writing goals too. So I’ve given it some thought and here are my 4 writing goals for 2018: Write every day. This is something I set myself to do every year and end up filling my notebooks with meaningless…

2018’s Reading Goals

New year, new Goodreads Reading Challenge! If we have a look at my previous years of reading, in 2014 I went crazy and challenged myself to read 100 books (something I only achieved by reading too much manga), there’s a mysterious gap in 2015, 2016 and 2017 are more reasonable, with 40 and 35 each….

2017’s top 10 books

Hey, look at that! I’m getting back to blogging once again! I thought that it would be fitting, as the first post of my new blogging phase and as the first post of the year, to go over my favorite books that I’ve read during 2017. At the beginning of the year, I challenged myself…

A Man Called Ove

“Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with…

The Bloody Chamber

“Carter spins a subversively dark and sensual version of the familiar fairy tale and legend “Bluebeard”, giving it exhilarating new life in a style steeped in the romantic trappings of the gothic tradition” Author: Angela Carter Genre: Short Story, fantasy, drama Year: 1993 (1º published 1979) Length: 28 pages ISBN: We’ve all, in one way…

The Yellow Wallpaper

“[…] The secret journal of a woman who, failing to relish the joys of marriage and motherhood, is sentenced to a country rest cure. Though she longs to write, her husband and doctor forbid it, prescribing instead complete passivity. In the involuntary confinement of her bedroom, the hero creates a reality of her own beyond…