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!
Anyhow, 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!
Continue reading “Summer Loving Books”
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?
Anyway 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:
Continue reading “Books Pouring Down On Me”
So… 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:
Continue reading “Blooming Books for March”
Yes, 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:
Continue reading “Books to be My Valentine”
I´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:
Continue reading “Books to Star the Year Anew”
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?
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:
Continue reading “Christmas Books Caroling My Name!”
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.
Anyway, 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-:
Continue reading “Halloween & Día de Muertos Books Whispering to me”
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!”
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?