2011 Reads

Hey there, dearies!

Last time I did this was for 2009, and that brought memories, this time will be different since I don’t recall what I was reading in 2011 but I can take a guess. Why don’t I recall? Because I was probably still reading other books from previous years or doing some re-reading, or probably reading something from the 1800’s.

But there were some books that came out in 2011 and we might feel a little old while remembering what they were because it’s been 10 years since that time. Yes, this is 2021 so 10 years! I know!

Let’s get this party started, I’ll also tell you, which ones I did read.

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5 eBooks for 0.99 or Less

Hello, dearies!

Here we are again! Another one on books that are 0.99 or Free, isn’t that great? A world where we can get a book for less than a dollar. I found some that are related to  👻 Halloween too, just in time for that fabulous holiday, day after my birthday too, just a fun fact there.

Hope you can find a new read for October 31st, I will be adding some of these to my endless TBR.

Let’s get started.

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Favourite Books to Re-Read Challenge

Hello, dearies!

I trust you’re having a good day or night or afternoon. 

Today, I am bringing you a new challenge, that I saw online it’s called #challengelieblingsbücher created by @nadineslesecouch It’s literally translated to Favourite books Challenge. So, no brainer there, what are some books that are your absolute favourites to read over and over again, whether it’s a series or a single book. 

I’ll let you know some of mine, I’ll keep the list short. 📜 😄 For real, I won’t expand. 

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HP and The Goblet of Fire

This is going to be interesting, I’ll try to keep the movie and the book separated.

Author: JK Rowling

Genre: Fantasy, YA, Adventure, Magic

Book 4 in the Harry Potter Saga

“Because I want to fix that in my memory for ever. Draco Malfoy, the amazing bouncing ferret…”

Ron

Hello, dearies! 🙂

Hope is shiny where you are or not really cold as it gets here. 

This one was the natural next step because we already have a review (sort of) about The Philosopher’s Stone, The Chamber of Secrets and The Prisoner of Azkaban, so The Goblet of Fire deserves its spot, however, if this were about the movies, it would not get more than a few lines because the fourth movie didn’t live up to all the expectations it should have. 

When we first read The Goblet of Fire, it was that we’re-growing-up book, yes, PoA too, but this more so because Harry found a love interest, the first crush, and we met Cedric full-on, and that was the opening to the other houses, especially because now there would be a tournament with other magic schools. 

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Life Events and 2 Reading Lists

Hi, dearies! 

I trust you’re all safe and well. 🍂 This one is a little off the track, but I wanted to mention I might not be as active this month; I have been dealing with some personal things with my family and will be focusing on them for September. 🍂 

My father needs heart ❤️ surgery, and we’re in the process of saving up and receiving any small contribution to help us achieve this goal, you can see the crowdfunding here, and if you can share, that is also a way of helping us. 

As I said, this is happening right now, so that’s why I’m kind of on a hiatus this month, not many posts on Instagram or here on the blog, but I’ll be back soon, hopefully. And thank you to all who have reached out or shared the news. 

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Now, since I cannot help but talk about books, I’ll leave you a few titles that I read this year and those that I want to read. 📚😊

Reading Lists

New Adult/Romance 💞

  • Voyeur (Read, pretty interesting, haven’t done a post-review yet)
  • The Last Mermaid (still reading)
  • The Duke and I (review is live)

Fantasy/Fiction ✨

  • The Brightest Night (still reading)
  • Chain of Iron (not started)
  • The Last Star (the review is live)

That’s it for now, dear readers. You can always check more suggestions and reviews here on the blog. 

Happy reading!


PS: My dad’s surgery fundraising is only on Fundrazr because we live in Latin America and cannot create a GoFundMe.

Find That Book Challenge

📚 Fun Book Challenge.
Today we have the Find That Book Challenge

Hello, dearies! I found this challenge on Instagram, posted by @speight_reads, which basically consists of finding a book 📚 in a certain category or description.

Here we go. 📖

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The Idhun Chronicles Part 2

The Idhun Chronicles, the story we wished for years to become a realisation. Adaptation from Spanish trilogy Memorias de Idhún by Laura Gallego.

Where? Netflix.

Based on a Book? Yes.

For the review of the book, you can go here: Idhun’s Memories. 📙

Hello, dearies! It’s August of 2021, as in we are past the mid-year mark, as we are almost looking at Autumn in the eye, and I finally watched the second part of The Idhun Chronicles, I know it took me some time, but I already knew what it was about and where it was headed knowing the end of the book and all, and knowing that there are no more seasons or parts or nothing, so I was taking my time, and I had a lot of work, now I am a free bird, and can do other things.

I am not sure if you watched the first part of these cool animated series, but you probably should. It’s on Netflix, and you can read my review here:

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The Last Star

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Trilogy: The 5th Wave

Author: Rick Yancey

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Post Apocalyptic, Aliens

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I gave it 4 stars out of consideration, and I didn’t want to put 3.

I don’t enjoy writing bad reviews, or what some might count as bad or not perfect-I-loved-everything-about-it or even hey-you-should-read-this-is-a-must-read. I like recommending books that I enjoyed, but then the endings come, and they’re so, what the frack is this?

That’s kind of how I felt all the way through the last chapters of The Last Star. Up until the last chapter, I had hopes, the hope that it would end differently, but it didn’t.

Let’s get this party started. First, I have some commentary on some of the chapters, then it comes the final review, and if you haven’t read my previous reviews on these books, you can check them out before reading this one:

Though you might find them a little different from this one, and they were written a long time ago.

Alright, so the warning, Spoilers ahead! Like there are Spoilers if you haven’t read The Last Star. You have been properly warned.

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Fiction – Graphic novels & comics I didn’t know

I was taking a quick look on Smashwords today and saw this section on Graphic novels, though I think it should be more like Fiction with a touch of graphic? Well, at least the ones that I saw didn’t have much comic on them.

Hello, dearies! ✨

Happy 4th of July ✨ to those who celebrate it. I was taking a quick look on Smashwords today and saw this section on Graphic novels, though I think it should be more like Fiction with a touch of graphic? Well, at least the ones that I saw didn’t have much comic on them.

So, I saw these and thought you might like to check them out too, I haven’t read them or anything, I just read the titles and thought that they could be included in the TBR, so don’t take my word for it. 😂📚

Here we go.

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About La Emperatriz de los Etereos

Author: Laura Gallego

Original Title: La Emperatriz de los Etéreos

Book Translations

Hello, dearies!

I was going through my list of books I have read and found I haven’t told you about this one here in the blog. The Empress of the Ethereal is a Spanish book by my fav Spanish author, in fact, I think is the only Spanish author that I like, I love her books, specially The Idhún Chronicles, as you might know since I have multiple entries about it.

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