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September Books to fight of the Routine!

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280924-books-vintage-old-748x468I know, I know. I totally missed my August and July lists and it´s been a really long time since I last wrote in this blog, but… since things in my life are finally calming down a little bit, I´m finally back!

Anyhow, this time around I intended for my list to be shorter, ´cause I finally got Always and Forever Lara Jean by the author Jenny Han and so… I decided that a re-reading of the 2 previous books in the To All The Boys I loved Before series was in order! Especially with the movie coming! -More on that in a later post I think-

But in the end… I got so invested in trying to fight off my grown up routine that, as always I ended with a longer list than intended, any way to fight of the routine as I mentioned, this month is all about Independence, Magic, Fantasy, and Survival!

So… in no particular order, here it goes:

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Summer Loving Books

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It´s been a really long time since I last wrote anything on this blog, so long that honestly, I don´t know if there´s still people reading it or are interested in it, but be it there or not I´m finally back!

summer-reading-part-twoAnyhow, reasons for not having written anything I got plenty – work, health, trips, etc.-, but if I´m really honest with myself it really has to do with my lack of organization skills -I´m still working on that!-, but the point is that I´m finally back and ready to quick off the summer with some fun, loving and maybe one and other mystery.

So…. here are my book picks for June!

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Books Pouring Down On Me

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Once again I´m late with my reading list -this is starting to be the norm now-, but at least I have already finished the first of my  April picks so…. not everything is lost, right?

books-rain-window-favim-com-3591441Anyway last month I was able to read almost all of my March picks -I didn´t read my Spanish book pick-, so let’s hope this month I can do at least as good if not better than March.

So…. for this month the books, I also tried to choose books that had something to do with the things celebrated in April -which were surprisingly plenty- such as kid´s day, book´s day and Gabriel García Márquez -a Colombian journalist, writer, etc.- birthday.

Anyhow, without any further ado, to the list:

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Blooming Books for March

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19624infocusbookreviewsSo… once again I´m a little late with my book picks for the month, and at this point, it really shouldn´t  really surprise anyone, especially me. ´Cause apparently I´m overly ambitious and I always want to read more books than I have time to

Case in point, I´m still reading La Gente Que Viene y Bah, the third book on my February book picks.

But I´m nothing if not optimistic when reading books, so… hopefully, I´ll be done with that book this week -fingerscrossed-, and next week I should probably be able to start with my March reads.

Anyway, this time choosing the books was kind of a challenge, ´cause the only thing that came to my mind when thinking about march was… well Spring, and while I enjoy the YA genre -although sometimes I question why I read it at all-, I didn´t want to read only that in March, so… I had to think more about other things related to March -at least in my country- besides spring, so this list is a little all over the place, but I suspect that will also be the case with some other months so… without further ado, here we go:

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Books to be My Valentine

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8908081eae330583c43629481bd0b107Yes, I know. We´re basically halfway through February, and I´m just posting my book picks of the month; but since today is Valentine´s, I figured it was a good day as any to post the books that I intended to read this month.

Last month, ´cause I knew I wouldn´t have that much time, I planned on reading only 3 books -I think-, but in the end, even that turned out to be too many, since Middlemarch turned out to be a way more difficult read than expected.

Anyway, this month, I´m back to making things difficult for myself, since I have 4 books listed, and I´m still reading the first one -there are so many things to do!-, so… let´s see how things turn around this month.

Here are my Valentine´s Day book picks:

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Books to Star the Year Anew

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favim-com-alinajanuary-book-clock-letters-lights-339792I´m a little late to this post due to the fact that I got a little behind with my Christmas reads -I just finished Navidad en las Montañas yesterday- and that my book club just decided yesterday in which book we are going to read this month.

Anyhow, like I´m making a habit of, for January I decided to read books that had to do with the New Year or at least talk about new beginnings, changing your life, etc. -with the exception of the book for the book club I´m in-.

So…, doing this actually turned more difficult than the two previous ones ´cause 1) I originally intended for all of the books to be about the New Years -and I could find that many in such a short notice-, and 2) I didn´t take into consideration that one of the books I listed -and already began- it´s longer than expected, so… I had to eliminate another book if I wanted to read the one listed on the book club -and one of my unspoken New Year´s resolutions is to read more of the books chosen there-.

And that´s pretty much it, so with nothing else to say, here´s my list:

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Christmas Books Caroling My Name!

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Christmas is here! Well, sort of…., I mean is December and Christmas is coming so since last month I made a list of all the books I wanted to read before November ended -which I did! by the way-, and I had previously pretty much abandoned this section of my blog, I decided to do it again.

The only difference is that this time instead of reading monster´s and ghost´s stories, I decided to go for Christmas and winter stories because… Christmas?

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I mean, I don´t really like Christmas that much, but I also don´t hate the celebration. So, let´s just say it´s not that big of a deal for me, and that probably has something to do with my family life, but that´s something for another post.

Anyway, this Christmas I´m trying to be more positive and give it a try, so… I´m actually participating in some traditions -some of which are from my country, other´s American, and a mix of both- and reading Christmas books! Hence my list:

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Halloween & Día de Muertos Books Whispering to me

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I usually dedicate this section to the books I really, really wish to read. The ones that keep teasing me with their synopsis and Goodreads keeps on pushing my way.  But since I have only written 2 posts in this section -not counting this one-, I have decided to
do something a little different and make a sort of book list per month -or 2 months-.

I have sort of done something like this in my comic book posts, so… the rules to apply here will be kind of similar.

capturaAnyway, in this instance, I decided to go with books that gave me a kind of Halloween and Día de Muertos feeling, ´cause that´s basically October and November -at least in regards to festivities-  are all about in my country if you leave the 20 de noviembre behind -revolutions day-

And I know that October is almost over, but this just makes it more fun to see if at least I´ll manage to finish one book in a week, right?

Anyhow, these are my  October-November picks -warning I don´t like horror-:

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“Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell. Dam it! I had a plan!

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This year I made a list -goodreads helped- of all the books I wanted to hopefully read before 2017 comes along with all of its new promises.
“The list”, as I like to call it includes books that picked my interest some years ago but for one or other reason I never read.

Among the gems enlisted there’s Eleanore & Park by Rainbow Rowell, a book that I promised myself I’d read as soon as I had the chance, but I ended leaving aside in favor of Fangirl another Rainbow Rowell novel.

Since Fangirl was also included on my list I didn’t see the harm of reading it first and Eleanore & Park later. But by the time I saw my mistake, it was too little too late ’cause now, now I gotta read Carry on! Continue reading ““Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell. Dam it! I had a plan!”

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I´m really behind my reading but “Fred the vampire accoutant” won´t get out of my head!

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So… I have like 3 or 4 books to read yet, 2 of which I´m currently reading, but it´s kind of difficult to finish them when all I want to read is The utterly uninteresting and unadventurous tales of Fred, the vampire accountant by Drew Hayes.

What´s worse, there´s even a sequel! Death and Taxes -doesn´t that sounds hillarious?!-, I really, really want to read this book, so much that even if I haven´t finish any of my other books, I have already order it!

It´s just there, liying on my play book, tempting me, asking me to just click on it and start reading, promising me a fun ride, with the kind of stories I enjoy the most. Paranormal-fantasy novels and vampires, can´t forget the vampires!

As far as I know the book is kind of a paranormal satire that follows the story of Fred and utterly boring vampire that has been like that -boring that´s it- since birth until his not life, who one fateful night -not the one he was transformed into a vampire- finds himself inmersed in a bloody mess that promise to involve him more with the paranormal than he already is, were zombies it seems are chipper, wereponies are a thing -and drive trucks-, necromancers are maniacs -I already new that! thank´s Shaman King– and dragons exist -because why not?-

With the main protagonist as a timid, socially awkward and full of self-esteem issues vampire; how am I suppouse to resist?!

Well I guess ranting helps, I gotta be patient, finish my other books and then come back to Fred”

I must resist! Have you ever been tempted by a book? what do you do to resist the temptation? Do you even try?