miércoles, 14 de abril de 2010


I will be extending the Ridicously Awesome Contest for another 4 weeks!

Check the info here!

lunes, 12 de abril de 2010


I won First Impressions by Alexa Adams in Fly High's awesome giveaway! I'm so happy, I can't wait to read it! Expect a review as soon as I receive + read it!
Thank you Maria and Alexa! I'm sure I'm going to love it!

Alineación al centro

viernes, 9 de abril de 2010

Give A Little "Rest" To Me

Okay, so I was beginning to read David Copperfield by Charles Dickens when I was noticed that I've to study for a final Psychology exam (and I don't know the date of it)... so, I put it in a "rest" mood (besides, my mom said to me that I have to give whole my effort for my exam), so, yeah, I'll be reading some light things (AKA some tales books and novellas, just for relax myself a while after a couple hours of studying.

Wish me Luck!

lunes, 5 de abril de 2010

14 Weeks & An Excellent Lesson

Tuesdays With Morrie (Martes con Mi Viejo Profesor) by Mitch Albom

Mitch had a successfull career, and when he know about his old professor (Morrie Schwartz) mortal disease (ALS), he goes and spend all his last Tuesdays (14) with him, learning about live.

My dad made me read this book, and as soon as I began I was so into it that I kept reading almost until dawn (I looked as a zombie at school).

It made me cry, laugh and get angry with myself, I realized I've been such a selfish person and that no matter what I need to apologize all those persons that made me suffer and apologize myself for my mistakes, because it's part of growing up as a person. It's an amazing good story... a superb real life story full of meanings and awesome lessons.

I loved Morrie, he certainly was an amazing person!

Seriously, a must read in this belicous times.

Thank you daddy for made me reading this, I love you!

And here are my favorite passages of the book (the summarry of each Tuesday), thanks to Young Wisconsin Soul for the translation (I read it in Spanish):

The First Tuesday - We Talk About the World
"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in."

The Second Tuesday - We Talk About Feeling Sorry For Yourself
"I don't allow myself any more self-pity than that. A little each morning, a few tears, and that's all."

The Third Tuesday - We Talk About Regrets
"It's what everyone worries about, isn't it? What if today were my last day on earth?"

The Fourth Tuesday - We Talk About Death
"Everyone knows they're going to die, but nobody believes it. If we did, we would do things differently."

The Fifth Tuesday - We Talk About Family
"There is no foundation, no secure ground, upon which people may stand today if it isn't the family."

The Sixth Tuesday - We Talk About Emotions
"By throwing yourself into these emotions.. you experience them fully and completely."

The Seventh Tuesday - We Talk About the Fear of Aging
"Aging in not just decay. It's growth."

The Eighth Tuesday - We Talk About Money
"Money is not a substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness."

The Ninth Tuesday - We Talk About How Love Goes On
"Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone."

The Tenth Tuesday - We Talk About Marriage
"You get tested. You find out who you are, who the other person is, and how you accommodate or don't."

The Eleventh Tuesday - We Talk About Our Culture
"No matter where you live, the biggest defect we human beings have is our shortsightedness."

The Twelfth Tuesday - We Talk About Forgiveness
"Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others."

The Thirteenth Tuesday - We Talk About the Perfect Day
"Death ends a life, not a relationship."

The Fourteenth Tuesday - We Say Good-bye
"This..... is how we say.... good-bye.."


So, I already have two other challenges... but I'm going to try the Cunkster Reading Challenge, in which I'm going to read books larger than the normal ones for me.
I'm between two categories:
  1. Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? - this option is for the slightly heavier reader who wants to commit to 4 Chunksters over the next twelve months.
  2. Mor-book-ly Obese - This is for the truly out of control chunkster. For this level of challenge you must commit to 6 or more chunksters OR three tomes of 750 pages or more. You know you want to.....go on and give in to your cravings.
So... now I'm reading David Copperfield, which is 700 pages, number of pages I haven't read in my life (neither in Spanish), I'll try with Anna Karenina and The Name of the Rose... I don't know if my previous reading of The Name of the Wind count, but, I also have in my TBR pile East of Eden, Grapes of Wrath, The Lord of the Rings (the three books) and Les Misérables, so I have lots of chunkster readings!

I'm going to try, let's see how I do it.

jueves, 1 de abril de 2010

¿Sólo un juego?

Literati de Barry McCrea

Niall Lenihan tenía una buena vida: una beca el el Trinity College, un buen grupo de amigos y una gran familia, hasta que se obsesionó con lo que comenzó sólo como un juego literario de "adivinar" su suerte, dejando atrás todo ello y poniéndose en riesgo a sí mismo.
Un buen libro, una buena historia y buenos personajes... la idea de este extraño juego de adivinar/averiguar cosas a base de pasajes de libros elegidos al azar es muy novedosa e interesante, pero pocas veces te enteras de los libros que usaban ellos y suele relatar cosas muy triviales en la vida de Niall, lo que puede llegar a resultar tedioso. Fionnuala fue mi personaje favorito: simple, normal y real, es testigo de todo por lo que pasa Niall, y trata de ayudarlo. No puedo decir que amé el libro, pero sí que me gustó bastante.

The Last Song

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
Veronica "Ronnie" Miller has to pass her summer at her dad's home, there she's going to find the real meaning of love, friendship and family. Also, she's going to have the biggest heartbreak of her life.
Gosh, what can I say about this book? I't made me cry and laugh, I was so into Ronnie's story and felt (in some ways) identified with her... I adored her!

This book is beautiful, full of messages of forgiveness, love, friendship & family, with an awesome group of characters, that it seems so real... and, in some ways, it is... it reflects how real life is: with hard & happy times. I loved it so much that I do not have word to express all what it made me feel... I just wish that Ronnie & Will live happily together until the end of their days, and I know they are not real, but I don't care, I wish the best to them.

So, yeah, I loved the story (even though it made me cry so bad!).

By the way, you know thet the screenplay was written before the book?

I can't wait to see the movie, I think it's going to be great and that the cast is awesome!