Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Review: Robot Dreams by Sara Varon

Hi everyone!!! :)

Today I want to talk about this book:

 Robot Dreams

What is this book about?: It's about a dog who buys a robot and they start a relationship. I don't want to say anything else because the story is interesting and unique and i don't want to spoil you.

My thoughts about it: I really enjoyed this read. It was really cool to see the friendship between the dog and the robot. I also liked the fact that I could understand the story, that everybody could understand the story no matter where they were from because the whole story is told through pictures. There is no words in this graphic novel and I think that's why I enjoyed this book very much. I liked the whole story, how it was built and what happened in it, it was a very interesting take. I highly recommend to everyone, I think everyone would enjoy it.

My rating: ****

Friday, October 2, 2015

Banned books that I have read and I would recommend to you


Hi everyone!!! :)

I hope you are well.

This week is the Banned Book Week and  I want to recommend you some of my favourite banned books.  

Animal Farm by George Orwell. This book was an interesting take about government, democracy and leadership. I really liked how George Orwell explained the whole thing and how you can easily apply to the world today. It's a pity that somebody who really likes this author and this topic can't put his/her hands on this book.

The absolute true diary of part time Indian by Sherman Alexie. This one was an interesting read for me and changed the way I think about Indians in North America. It opened my mind and made me understand situations that, since I live far away from the place, I couldn't understand otherwise.


Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. This book is one of my favourite books. I liked how she explained the situation in Iran. I didn't know much about it and she did a great job for people like me understood it. I didn't like it just only because of history, but also her journey and how she dealed with the situations she had to face.


The outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I don't remember much about this book. I remember feelings. This book is part of my life, part of me and even I know I'm not going to re-read it, it has a place in my heart. I remember crying, nodding and loving it.


Drama by Raina Telgemeier. Really? This book? I really loved this book because she is not the kind of girl who falls for a guy and she forgets who she is and who she really wants. I really liked that about the book. She always was thinking about herself and she was a good leader. She was a strong girl who did the best for her. 



Where's Waldo? by Martin Handford. Really? This book was one of my favourite books. I think it's really cool to look for this guy in different places like Egypt or the space. It opens your mind.

My take on this: I totally understand that parents don't want their children read something inappropiated for their age, but what I don't understand is why you have to ban the books. Tell the teachers and your children that they are too young to read that, but not ban all the world to read books that are amazing and make you grow up as a person.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October TBR

Hi everyone!!! :)

I hope you are well. Today I want to share with you the books I want to read this month. Here they are:


Daily Rituals by Mason Currey. This book compiles the routines of many famous people such as Simone de Beauvoir, Patricia Highsmith and Pablo Picasso. In this book you can find what these authors, painters, composers do the whole day, even for years.


Art (Objects) by Jeanette Winterson. This book is a compilation of essays where Jeanette talks about art, literature, criticism. It's really interesting so far because Jeanette has a very unique voice and make you think about stuff you have never considered.


So many boook, so little time by Sara Nelson. This one is about Sara Nelson deciding to read one book every week and write about it in a journal. Just to read what the book was about I wanted to read it right away. I hope to enjoy it, we'll see :)


The book of awesome by Neil Pasricha. This book is about the small things that happen in our life that they're AWESOME such as you buy a toy or an electronic device and the batteries are included or you try the Christmas lights and all of them work. I have already read The book of even more awesome and The book of awesome (holiday edition) and I loved both of them. If you feel a bit low, I recommend you to read them, they'll cheer you up :)


Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn. This one is a novella about a woman who wants to find her father. It's not Christmas, but I am intrigued by the story.

So, yes, these are the books I want to read this month. Let me know if you have read them and what you thought about them and let me know what you're reading this month :)

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Review: Virginia Wolf by Kyo Maclear

Hi everyone!!! :)

Today I want to share with you my thoughts about this book:


What is this about?: It's about two sisters Vanessa and Virginia. Virginia is in a strange mood and Vanessa is trying to understand her and help her.

My thoughts about this book: This is a middle children book and it's very short. You can read it very quickly. I liked the fact at the begining you realised that the main characters Virginia and Vanesa are based on Vanesa Bell and Virginia Woolf (well, just the title suggest that) I liked the story, it was very unique, although in the middle of it I was a bit bored.  Overall, I liked the story especially  how the story is wrapped up. I'd recommend to everyone because it was an interesting read.

My rating: ***

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR

Hi everyone!!! :)

I hope you are well.

Today I want to share with you my top ten books on my fall TBR. Here they are:

How Mirka got her sword (Hereville 1) by Barry Deutsch and Jake Richmond. What is this about? Mirka is not interested in knitting lessons from her stepmother or how to find a husband advice from her sister. She wants to fight dragons. Why do I want to read this book? It sounds like a fun quick read.

Under the Egg 

Under the egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald. What is this book about? Theodora spills a bottle of rubbing alcohol on her late grandfather's painting and she discover what is underneath. Why did I pick up this book? I think it's a mystery about Theodora's family and some secrets. Sounds intriguing and interesting.

 Under the duvet by Marian Keyes. What is this book about? I am not sure given the fact that goodreads doesn't say anything about it, but I think it's a compilation of essasy about how Marian Keyes writes and some funny anecdotes. Not sure, but sounds like is going to be a funny read.

The book of awesome by Neil Parischa. This one is a compilation of posts about the small things that happen in our life and we think they are AWESOME such as that toy you have just bought has batteries included and people who were invated in your house did the dishes for you. AWESOME.

Nick Hornby's essays. I really want to read his essays. He has some books full of interesting essays that I don't know where to start. If you know, let me know.

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers. I have watched the film long time ago and I have just learned that it was a series of books. I really want to read the books and see the difference between the books and the film.

At home in Mitford by Jan Karon. I think this one is about Father Tim has to deal with some people and give them advice. Not totally sure.

17738182Merry ex-mas by Sheila Roberts. (Just learn that this one is the second part of a series, but I think you can read them separately, the only thing in common is the setting) what is this about? I am always in the mood for something fluffy and funny to read, but I have always problems to find it. I think in this case I'm going to be happy with this choice, but not sure though.


Starry Night by Debbie Macomber. I want to give a go to this book because the plot sounds great. It's about a woman who wants to read about things more serious in a newspaper and her boss asks her to interview an author that nobody knows where he is.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Currently reading

Hi everyone!!! :)

I hope you are well.

Today I want to share with you the books I'm currently reading.

Daily Rituals: How artist work by Mason Currey. As the title says this book is about the daily routine of the famous people such as Patricia Highsmith, Simone de Beauvoir or Federico Fellini among others. It's really interesting. I like how the author briefly explain what these authors, painters, musicians do when they wake up and what they do to be creative. It's really cool and I'm enjoying very much.

 The book of AWESOME (Holiday edition) by Neil Pasricha. Neil Pasricha had a blog when he posted the small things that he thought they were awesome. For instance, if you buy a toy and you find that the baterries are included and the only you can say is AWESOME. This book follows the same guidelines: in a post form he talks about the things that happen at Christmas that are AWESOME. For instance, you try your lights and all of them work. That is AWESOME, isn't it?


Art objects by Jeanette Winterson. I have recently heard about this author and when I saw this book in the library I thought it would be interesting. It's a compilation of essays where Jeanette talks about art and literature. I like it so far, but I think that essays are a bit long and dense and for me they are a bit difficult to read late at night. Having said that, I think this author deserves more attention because she has a very unique voice.

Well, these are the books I'm currently reading. Feel free to share what you're reading :)

Friday, September 18, 2015

Review: Here comes Jack Frost by Kazuno Kohara

Hi everyone :)

I hope you are well.
Today I want to share with you my thought about this book:


What is the book about? It's about a boy who is bored because his friends are hinbernated.
What I like about this book: The illustrations. They are beautiful and the author has a very unique style. It's easy to recognised her artwork. I also liked the story. It was fun to read.

What I didn't like about this book: That it was too short. I wish it would be longer so I could learn about the main character's life and his friends.

Do you recommend it?:  Yes, I would recommend to everyone, especially children because I think they would enjoy it even more.

My Rating: ****