Thursday, December 7, 2017

Review: The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burrough


Goodreads Description:
The adventure continues across two continents as Tarzan travels back to England, where he becomes embroiled in royal intrigue and espionage. Later, returning to his African jungle home, he is proclaimed leader of the Waziri tribe--and told about a fabulous lost city full of treasure ruled by a beautiful priestess. The priestess falls in love with Tarzan, but he cares only for his fiancée, the American beauty Jane Porter--and when she's kidnapped by a dangerous tribe of apelike men, Tarzan must use all his powers as king of the jungle to rescue her. 

I dont know what it is about the series that I actually enjoy. There is something about the writing that before I would've totally hated, I know it, but now a days, it is simply so freaking interesting that I wish nothing more than to continue on. Tarzan himself would stress me out, why did he have to be so freaking noble at first, which speaks a lot more about his ape mother rasing him than most people in the civilized world. 
Here, we see Tarzan in said civil world and trying to adjust to the rules of the modern world and yet still having the rules of the animal world in his heart and blood. 
With all that being said, this one took me a lot longer to get through than the first book, Edgar Rice sure knew how to set up a world, I mean there is a reason his books are among the most popular and classic of its genre, so I can't quiet place what it was. Maybe it was my disappointment over Jane and Clayton but not really being able to hate either one of them, truly understand what it was where they were coming from, and both of them being genuinely noble. But then again, we hardly see them throughout the beginning of the book. It could be that Tarzan being such a perfectly selfless character was getting to me, cuz that just wasn't realistic to me. Then again, that in itself speaks about the flaw we have as a society, as Tarzan would so boldly state. Will I give up on the series? Not at all, I still have one more book in my collection and I intend to tackle it this year.

Recommend it?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Review: Wonder Woman Warbringer


Goodreads Description:
Daughter of immortals.

Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.

Daughter of death.

Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.


Two girls will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abilities, Diana and Alia must find a way to unleash hidden strengths and forge an unlikely alliance. Because if they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

Pre Review: 
When Wonder Woman hit theaters, I became OBSESSED! Wonder Woman grew a special place in my heart and 5 days later, I adopted 2 cats and named one of them Diana Prince. When I heard one of my favorite authors would be doing a book on Wonder Woman, or rather a whole series based on these DC legends would be done by some of the top best selling authors, I was so excited.

Needless to say, it was soon after I got my hands on this book at San Diego Comic Con, that I entered a massive reading slump from which I still haven't recovered. Here I am, trying to revive myself and I find myself currently with the book in my lap, excited to actually open the pages and actually get to it. I have been reading some comics so I have a bit of a more solid taste of the original Wonder Woman, fingers crossed I love this as much.
Review to come.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Review: The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien


Goodreads Description:
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkeness bind them

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit.

In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

I knew as I read the book that having seen the movies first was a mistake, but there isnt anything that I can do about that can I?
With that being said, I liked the movies better xD 
I know, sue me. J. R. R. Tolkien still managed to make a fantastic world, its unmatched, I didnt hate the books, I dont think anyone can really hate the books. There are things that are different, which is to be expected in any adaptation, but I did find some parts of the book and I was like okay when is this gonna happen? Did this happen at that time? I thought this was later? Shit like that you know?
I'm always so surprised when I find out when this book was published, it was ahead of its time, even today its just something that doesn't fail to impress. Its a book for the generations. 

Recommend it?
Its a must.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Review: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir


Goodreads Description:
Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

After everyone screaming their love over this series at the four winds I have finally caved in and read it annnndd... Im not so impressed.
There is so much going on in this book that it sure does make an impact and to be honest it can be realistic in those aspects because hey, life isnt sweet. I dont want to spoil which is why I avoid going into details. The writting it good, which keeps the reader entertained, the story line it self for the most part is cliche but of course, Sabaa made it her bitch and made it her own. I feel like the main part that annoyed me from this book was actually the love part of it. I dont always ship main characters, for me, they have to be done right, in a way that im envious. But this one just kind of didn't do it. I guess its because the characters are supposed to be so freaking beautiful and I dont relate to that. But hey, its refreshing that the main character doesnt think herself as basic XD that she has some self confidence.
I feel like the reason that I didnt love this bok is my own fault, for reading so many books, one after the other that offer the same plot line and in the end, the same ending. 

Recommend it?
MMMMM I do, the book isnt bad but it wasn't worth the hype for me personally.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Review: Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith


Goodreads Description:

Let luck find you.

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes. 

At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall. 

As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined…and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.

I have heard so many times about the disaster stories of people that win the lottery and their life goes down hill when it gets to their heads or how people treat them when they find out. Here we have an 18 year old kid winning the lottery. What a freaking dream! I would go all out and buy all the books, a house and probably do a lot worse than Teddy, which in its way, is what created the problem for everyone. This is my first book by Jennifer Smith in a really long time and to be honest, I actually liked it well enough. 

The problem to me was that whenever there would be any real problems, they would kinda go away almost as soon as they came in my opinion. Sure, it made for a quick read, but maybe, just maybe if they extended on those problems, it wouldve made for a deeper connection between the characters and the readers. 

Recommend it?
Mmmm yeah, it was still a nice read.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Topic Tuesday: Book Slump

Episode 25

Book Slump

Hi my name is Valeria and I... I am in a book slump.

I haven't wanted to admit it but I am and I apologize for all the hurt that my slump may have caused to my friends and family

Totally kidding

Book slumps are nothing to be afraid of and while I might be a hypocrite for saying this, they are nothing to worry about either.

Sure your TBR will only get bigger and your unread pile of books will continue to grow as you refuse to admit you simply aren't reading book yet you still buy them. It happens.

Slumps are one of those things that more often than not you simply can't pin point why it started unless you are like me. 

You burned yourself out after reading so freaking much. Up until June, I had read over 100 books and when I reached September, I was just dead to the world of books, sure I still read 2 books which could be 2 more books than other people but I have never read only 2 books in the past 4 years! Like that is just... unheard of for me since I started to avidly read. 

It's a shame because I have so many books that I have been wanting to read and even have on my shelves, some of these books were such anticipated releases for me that it is even more taxing to know that my heart just isn't in it.

For October I didn't read a single book! I started 1 book before I set it down, it is just going by like 5 pages a day. I am so ashamed. But as I said, there is nothing you should be ashamed of. In my opinion, it is healthy to take a break once in a while and to be honest, I feel like I simply forced myself to read so much and that is what burned me out. My goal for goodreads was high and once I achieved it I wanted to call it quits. So from now on I promise to myself to read whenever I wish to do so and books I want to read, not that I feel forced that I should read because everyone is talking about it...

But that is my personal resolution.

For now, I have decided to go ahead and take my break, I deserve it, I have read so much since I started this blog that I even have 170 drafted reviews, I could literally quit reading for good and still have enough reviews to last me 2 years.... Yeah... That much, and that is just my drafts, not even consider all that I have already posted! So from now on, I will take my sweet time reading books and you know what, I will set a goodreads goal of 12 books a year, one a month!

I am a little done with the fact that I feel like I need to reach a huge amount of books to feel accomplished, so this year is prob the last year I will say omg I read so many books!

I have no idea how to crawl out of my book slump but I still aim to continue to go about my daily life and try not to dwell on it too much. I mean, I have so much to do now a days anyways, I have 2 cats (well 4 counting the outside cats), I have started to deface books and attempt to sell them on etsy (valesbookshelf) and even if I don't I am defacing my own books, I have been writing these past few months and I have well over 40 thousand words for which I am incredibly proud of, and well.. I am a full time student so... 

Whether you are reaching your goal or not, simply keep in mind that it is understandable if you are not reaching your goal, no one is judging you at all, it is normal to have things get in the way and even if they aren't, it doesn't matter. Books aren't a race, they are meant to be enjoyed at whichever pace a reader prefers, that's why they are so epic, it's not like a phone in which the battery runs out, or netflix which you have to pay each month or the movies which end in 2 hours, if you want to take a year reading a single book. YOU CAN! Books are nothing but options and there is no wrong choice.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Review: New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson


Goodreads Description:

It is 2140. 

The waters rose, submerging New York City. 

But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever.

Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island.

Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building, Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides.

And how we too will change.

The imagery of a large portion of the city underwater is a good one that at first maintained me very entertained. And that is it for this review, the imagery was great, I literally have nothing else to say about the plot. 
Just kidding, I have very little to say to be honest, out of all the days that this book took me to get through and all that jazz the plot was incredibly boring. I was fascinated by the whole idea of new work underwater in a highly futuristic work but the plot was just ... eh. The characters themselves just failed to impress me, as clear as it was that they were actually made to impress readers but maybe that was what just didn't do it for me. All these characters are loaded with a good background but in the end their background was better than the story being told in the present time. Whats the point of being in a futuristic timeline when all you want to hear about is the past.

Recommend it?
Maybe wait for the movie. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Review: The Secrets of My Life- Caitlyn Jenner



Goodreads Description:
The book will cover Caitlyn Jenner's childhood as Bruce Jenner and rise to fame as a gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete; her marriages and her relationships with her children; her transition; and her experience as the world's most famous transgender woman.


The book was recommended to me by my library and it had SO many holds on it, it took like 3 months for me to get to it xD

I honestly don't know what to think about it. We all supported Caitlyn when she became her true self but then she has said some controversial things, which she does address in some parts of her book, not all of them though, which has caused her to lose support from both the LGBTQ+ community and non community members. Within the book itself I feel like she contradicted herself in more than one occasion but at least she erased herself from the medias conception that she is the head of the LGBTQ community, admitting that hey, I havent been a part of it for long at all, and even if I was, im not the right person for anyone to call me that. 
Now, there are problems in the book that while I am not the proper person to be calling her out on it, stood out to me somewhat. I feel like her title is misleading. What  I mean by that is that in her audiobook intro and the title she talks about letting readers into her personal life, but we dont get anything that wasnt already covered by the media, even in her previous to fame life. I shoulda counted the amount of times she says the phrase, I had gender identity issues. Like.. Thats all we get. No deep dark secrets and not too much on how that made her feel and honest to god affected her not to be able to be her true self and having to hide behind Bruce. As soon as Caitlyn starts to really say how she was seeking help or that some people would find out and have any sort of reaction, she would move on. Like her ex wives, family members, therapist, anything really. Which is like, for a non transgender person, not really making me really feel like I understand even a smidge. Maybe im not meant to understand, which I get that. But the way it was written was like okay, the guy that wrote this book was simply not given enough information about some people.
Back to how she is portrayed. She addresses that she shouldnt be put in an altar and she goes on to be say things like, I dont honestly know what women have to go through in the work place, in a marriage or in any institution, they have struggled more than I have. Along other things that she has been called out for in the media yet in the book I feel like she addresses them in the most minimal way. As in, shes only like PARTIALLY apologizing for the things said about her but just so she looks nice about them, not really meaning it.

Recommend it?
No idea to be honest. From my perspective, sure, it was a light read. From the LGBTQ+ perspective, I cant speak.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Review: Dragon Teeth Michael Crichton


Goodreads Description:
Michael Crichton's recently discovered novel—an adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting.

The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America’s western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.

Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition.  But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions.  With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and William’s newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the West’s most notorious characters.

This book went by unbearably slow.
The plot s a promising one and I was very excited about it but when it actually came down to it the lengthy descriptions that the characters gave just grinded my gears.
There never seemed to be a thrilling moment as there was in his other stories and it overall failed to impress me because of it. The whole thing almost felt political and focuses a little too much over men fighting over a dinosaur bone and hardly at all over having an adventure which is what I was expecting out of this book.

Recommend it?
You can skip this one.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Review: I see London, I see France by Sarah Mlynowski


Goodreads Description:
I see London, I see France, I see Sydney’s underpants.

Nineteen-year-old Sydney has the perfect summer mapped out. She’s spending the next four and half weeks traveling through Europe with her childhood best friend, Leela. Their plans include Eiffel-Tower selfies, eating cocco gelato, and making out with très hot strangers. Her plans do not include Leela’s cheating ex-boyfriend showing up on the flight to London, falling for the cheating ex-boyfriend’s très hot friend, monitoring her mother’s spiraling mental health via texts, or feeling like the rope in a friendship tug-of-war.

As Sydney zigzags through Amsterdam, Switzerland, Italy, and France, she must learn when to hold on, when to keep moving, and when to jump into the Riviera…wearing only her polka-dot underpants.

The cover made me read it and holy shit what did I read.
I found myself asking, wait, this is a Young Adult book more times than I could count. Sure. It is shit that young adults would do, at least the wild ones and non hermits like me. But I was simply shocked at the things that were going on in this book. It had it all. The book was funny but I honestly couldn't get over some parts. I felt like Aunt Patty in Gone with the Wind, I needed my smelling salts as Scarlett danced with Rhett after becoming a widow. Damn I have to watch that movie again. Anyways, my poor little heart couldn't take it. That also doesn't mean that the book was bad. Travel book have always been fun for me, I enjoy seeing authors describe over seas places that I have never visited in the own way which is the main thing that made me somewhat enjoy this book. 

Recommend i?
No clue, maybe call that shot based on reviews?

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Review: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee


Goodreads Description:
Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

If you are in the book universe you know that this was a highly anticipated read for which I had so many high hopes. Now the book didn't disappoint buuuuut it also wasn't the world's best book like everyone was dishing. The ending really made the book the best part for me. It was incredibly fucking cute and gave me all sorts of feels, making me forget any sort of complaint that I had over this book. Now there are things that some might cringe at, myself included but to be honest I think that the author handled the way that people were back in the day without being OVERLY offensive and created a love story that didn't seemed forced but rather flowed naturally. And I say forced because I will come out and say it. To me I have read some LGBTQ+ stories out there that are written by authors almost in a way that seemed like they forced themselves to write a love aspect to their characters. Like
if you aint feeling it, neither will you characters or readers.
Lee on the other hand is as in love with the characters as they are with each other and therefore. I ship them.

Recommend it?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Topic Tuesday: First impressions

Episode 24: Bookish first impressions

So the first couple of chapters of a book are very important it can make or break a book but sometimes it might seem like the book wont be up your alley but then suddenly it is! 

One example for me is totally Cinder by Marissa Meyer and most recently, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

Okay so with Cinder I started reading it about a year and 9 months ago and it had a lot of people talking during that time (the release of Cress was coming up) and so I decided to get it from the library and read it.... Yeah no, read the first 2 chapters and thought it was so boring >.> Hated it. Then months passed and the bookoutlet had the first 2 books really cheap and I decided to get them. I dont know why, if I felt strongly against the books already.

I guess its because its a Cinderella-like retelling. Anyways, I got the books and about a month later I start reading the first one again and freaking loved it! 

Finished the book hella fast , ordered Cress, started reading Scarlett and checked out Fairest from the library. and it was all I could talk about to anyone in real life. Its still the series I recommend the most to be honest.

Most recently I decided to finally start reading Red Queen ( I got it as a christmas present from my best friend - I had asked for it xD) Anyways, I started reading it and it felt really slow for me and I was scared I wasnt going to like it but I was not willing to put it down. I wanted to at least get half way through it before I dropped it. 

Im so glad I set that goal for myself !

It picked up soon after, like the book just gets better and better and I cant stopppp! I am starting to slow down on it because Im scared for it to end. I dont want it to end D:

Okay so those are 2 first impressions and then how I moved forward and loved them

Now, let me talk about another first impression that I didnt exactly love but I didnt give up on and I ask myself "were you on drugs?" every time I think of me reading it.

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L James

I knew about Fifty shades as it was still on Twilight Fanfiction. I would read fanfiction and everyone would be talking about Master of the Universe or whatever it was called. I had even gotten the copy of it sent to me before she fully deleted it. 

I had never read it before I got the copy and I didnt go into reading it until way later. When I realized that I HAD fifty shades of grey before it WAS Fifty shades of Grey.

How fucking hipster is that?!

Anyways, I had seen the trailer for the movie and loved it. I honestly like the trailer and I suspect its mainly because of the music, but I wanted to read the book. And lord jesus christ. I prayed for my soul every night. 

I stared to read the book and it was just awful. It was like reading badly written fanfiction... Which it had been ! I dont know why I expected anything different.
It took me a full freaking month of reading a page a day to finally tell myself to grow a pair, I was 18 and I could read it if I set my mind to it! And so I did... All of them... And gooooshhh it just didnt get better... WHY VALE WHY?! Why did you read them!

Whats worst, I recently read Grey.. Correction, I recently attempted and DROPPED Grey. 

Grey made Fifty Shades seem brilliant.....

Okay CHILL Vale CHILL!!!

What was I even talking about??

Right first impressions.. Thats.... That was that....

I have no idea what to say anymore after that outburst....

Another book that has managed to surprise me or rather might surprise others is the effect that some real life things that have evolved into books, and for this I am talking about the Hate You Give.

This book took the summer by storm and people grew increasingly excited as it got announced that it would be made into a movie. The book talks about Black Lives Matter and for some that was a good thing and others not so much. I HAD to pick it up as soon as I could and as soon as I did. I became addicted to it. I lived by this book! It honestly shook me to the core. My first impression of this was that I was going to be unable to relate but as I read it I found that I could, as a Latina and a minority, I really could in some way relate. And for it I love it.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Review: It's not like its a secret by Misa Sugiura


Goodreads Desciption:
Sixteen-year-old Sana Kiyohara has too many secrets. Some are small, like how it bothers her when her friends don’t invite her to parties. Some are big, like that fact that her father may be having an affair. And then there’s the one that she can barely even admit to herself—the one about how she might have a crush on her best friend.

When Sana and her family move to California she begins to wonder if it’s finally time for some honesty, especially after she meets Jamie Ramirez. Jamie is beautiful and smart and unlike anyone Sana’s ever known. There are just a few problems: Sana’s new friends don’t trust Jamie’s crowd; Jamie’s friends clearly don’t want her around anyway; and a sweet guy named Caleb seems to have more-than-friendly feelings for her. Meanwhile, her dad’s affair is becoming too obvious to ignore anymore.

Sana always figured that the hardest thing would be to tell people that she wants to date a girl, but as she quickly learns, telling the truth is easy… what comes after it, though, is a whole lot more complicated.

About the first 40-60% of the book was enjoyable at first but then slowly I started to grow bored of it. I don't know what exactly happened. At this point of the month I have started to read average after average book and that could've been the reason. At this point in the year, I have read a shit ton of books and when that happens, I start to see a pattern and books become predictable. Shit starts to happen for Sana and towards the last half it is almost as if the author remembered that Sana needed to have a moment of growth and have her have problems in her life and added everything to her storyline. After that she tried to resolve them all and it all just jumbled together. It felt as if I was trying to watch a movie and the signal kept going amiss. 

Now the last thing that really fucking irked me, SPOILER ALERT

Cheating. Let's just... that's not cute. Sure the characters are like madly in love and they didn't have the heart to break their partners heart and they couldn't stay away from their loved one any more but really. Must you cheat. Like, for some people reading these types of plots its like awwww they are finally together. Like no... That's a douche thing to do.

Recommend it?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Review: Pride and Prejudice. by Jane Austen


Goodreads Description:
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners—one of the most popular novels of all time—that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues. Renowned literary critic and historian George Saintsbury in 1894 declared it the “most perfect, the most characteristic, the most eminently quintessential of its author’s works,” and Eudora Welty in the twentieth century described it as “irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be.”

My first Jane Austen book! I do wish I had actually gone the physical book route because I went with the audiobook and it all seemed to go so fast. To me this was the type of book that you had to turn the pages at your own pace. That being said, I really enjoyed this book anyways but for I fact I will still have to go back and physically go through the book because it felt a little fast and like things didn't stick. It made me so happy to finally meet Mr. Darcy and all these characters that are frankly iconic. Now, the characters just seemed to opposite of me in every way, very self absorbed in a way that just made me roll my eyes. In any other book this would've been a massive turn off but blissfully, I really though of how things where back in the day and how women didn't really have a choice in many matters during that time. Before I continue to read another Jane Austen novel, I will attempt to revisit this one in the near future.

Recommend it?
If you like classic romance.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Diana Prince

So I have previously shared why I posting this so be sure to check up on my post about Bellatrix. I couldn't post about Bellatrix and not post anything on Diana, so here it is.

This is the day that I adopted her. She face of pure evil. Look at how tiny and cute and fuzzy and just... Agh.. she was everything. Still is.

Very much like Bella she has her own weird habbits

She would growl at all her toys

Prefers to drink out of faucets

Imitates her sisters chattering... And kind fails at it.

often plays tug-of-war... Even with herself

Likes to watch TV

Gets in places she probably shouldn't

She of course also sleeps in any position

The sink is still one of her favorite places to sleep in, surely she wont feel the same during the winter.

The worst part of all is that even in the worst of places, she still manages to look good for the camera. I swear she poses.

Purrito actually doesn't mind baths... Actually, she doesn't mind many things at all, she is pretty damn fearless, she truly lives up to her name.

Even with a belly pouch, she still manages to look good. Yes, I am totally jealous.


So I literally have shared so many pictures of Bella throughout twitter or Instagram and today they(the animal shelter) called to check up on her. See how she was doing
I,  of course, offered to send pictures, turns out I have so many pictures and videos that I have to share that I decided to share with everyone and make a blog post instead because otherwise, I would have to send 15 emails. 
There are small stories for some pictures that I simply couldn't not send.

I of course also did one for Diana

This is my proof as to why you should adopt and not shop. The moment I went into the room with her, I knew she was the one. And she truly is.

This is the first day I adopted Bella, she would often sleep on my shoulder and would lick my face until it felt like sand paper. You can probably see how red my face it.

She isn't all that good at taking pictures

She is very flexible and can sleep in just about in position

She has gotten incredibly long and thin

(when she heard her first rainfall)

Sometimes she takes good pictures... I guesssssss
(She's about to drop a sick album, be sure to check out her soundcloud)

(her face about the game of thrones season 7 finale)

I wish I was kidding. But this is actually from the moment after the credits were done.... I swear

She is also known to chatter, it is pretty much how she wakes me up each morning when she spots birds. She is my alarm clock.

She wiggles her butt right before an attack

For the most part she gets along with her sister, Diana

She licks me every time she gets, which is multiple times a day, I simply let her and thank her afterwards xD It typically goes on for a few minutes. Its impossible to pet her without being licked

She is one of the greatest living things that has come into my life, I wouldn't change her for the world