HIATUS

I have to say that due to some changes in my life recently, I might not post for a long while. I have not read in some time and adulting life is catching up with me now that I graduated. I promise that soon I will find a pace and start to blog again. For now, everything that is being posted was scheduled from a long time ago. See ya!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday [111]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Charley Davidson #12

THE TROUBLE WITH TWELFTH GRAVE

by: Darynda Jones
Release Date: October 31st, 2017

Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in the twelfth installment of Darynda Jones’ New York Times bestselling paranormal series.

Ever since Reyes escaped from a hell dimension in which Charley accidently trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone-bent on destroying the world his heavenly Brother created. His volatile tendencies have put Charley in a bit of a pickle. But that’s not the only briny vegetable on her plate. While trying to domesticate the feral being that used to be her husband, she also has to deal with her everyday life of annoying all manner of beings—some corporeal, some not so much—as she struggles to right the wrongs of society. Only this time she’s not uncovering a murder. This time she’s covering one up.

Add to that her new occupation of keeping a startup PI venture—the indomitable mystery-solving team of Amber Kowalski and Quentin Rutherford—out of trouble and dealing with the Vatican’s inquiries into her beloved daughter, and Charley is on the brink of throwing in the towel and becoming a professional shopper. Or possibly a live mannequin. But when someone starts attacking humans who are sensitive to the supernatural world, Charley knows it’s time to let loose her razor sharp claws. Then again, her number one suspect is the dark entity she’s loved for centuries. So the question becomes, can she tame the unruly beast before it destroys everything she’s worked so hard to protect?

   

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday Tracks [63]

Ohhh! You know, and if you don't you'll know now, that I LOVE, love, LoVe music. Just as I live and breathe words, I live and breathe music. Those two things are just part of me as any other organ in my body. As you can see in my Music page, I hear music while reading! My Thursdays will become from now on... Thursday Tracks day! A feature created to share what song, album, playlist, artist I got stuck in my head every week. Now, this week song is...

LOVE DON'T DIE

Artist: The Fray
Album: Helios

favorite lyrics: No matter where we go or even if we don't and even if they try. They'll never take my body from your side. Love don't die!

Hear me next Thursday!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday [110]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
The Shaw Confessions #1

THE BECOMING OF NOAH SHAW

by: Michelle Hodkin
Release Date: November 7th, 2017

In the first book of the Shaw Confessions, the companion series to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer novels, old skeletons are laid bare and new promises prove deadly. This is what happens after happily ever after.

Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Noah Shaw has the world on a string.

They’re wrong.

Mara Dyer is the only one he trusts with his secrets and his future.

He shouldn’t.

And both are scared that uncovering the truth about themselves will force them apart.

They’re right.
 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Update: I'm going in S-L-O-W-L-Y

My life in the last three months have been a little hectic, from moving to a new country to finishing my last classes via internet and to finally land one of my dream jobs. Reading have been in the back burner for all this time, but now I'm feeling like I'm getting back on track slowly.

The job I want the most is to be a teacher, but if wishes were fishes... But I got a really close job as becoming a teacher, Librarian. Which for me is like step one in the many steps I need to take to finally reach my end goal. I work in a Library of an Elementary School. PK to 5th graders are not the bunch I was looking for to be around with, but the experience is welcomed and I'm loving it so far. I really like the kids and the staff is super cool.

Now, working as a librarian has perks and disadvantages. I get to check out whatever book I want to read, but most of the books in my library are Kids Lit, which is not really what I normally read. Either way, I'm getting used to being around these books and even interested in such lit. So far, I'm pretty much liking all the graphic novels.

  
HiLo #1 - #3

The Boy Who Crashed To Earth
Saving The Whole Wide World
The Great Big Boom

by: Judd Winick
Read on: September 18 - 26, 2017

Funny enough, I started book one after a total lockdown in the school I work (which it wasn't funny though). I was locked inside the library with a group of fourth graders. We wouldn't move from the protected spot nor do sounds, so to show the kids I was at ease, I took this book from the shelf and started reading it... the kids saw me and started to do the same with their books until they announced we were all safe to go outside.

The book hooked me in from page one and hooked me enough to read book two and three right after. Hilo is such a hilarious kid. The story wants you to read it. There are curves along the way that might be seen from pages before, but everything is funny that you just keep going even though you knew it was going to happen.

I have recommend these books to some of my kids and they have love it, so I bet you would to. Give it a try and you might never know.

GHOSTS

by: Raina Telgemeier
Release Date: September 16th, 2016
Read Date: September 27th, 2017
Format: Library Binding
Pages: 256

Now, this book is hard to find in my library. Most of the time when one class checks it in, the next one checks it out. So it was kind of hard to get a copy in my hands, so when I did, I grave it by the horns and read it all in one sitting.

Is a graphic novel, which the kids love and devour easily. Is not scary at all, and is super sweet at the end. It has history, that might be real, inside and things very deep that touch your soul. It gives a real look of how things happen and that is very good for Elementary kids.

This author created a series called Smile, which the kids love to, so if a kid read those and is looking for a rec, well Ghosts it is. Just like I rec my kids of this book, you should read them too.

ROLLERGIRL

by: Victoria Jamieson
Release Date: March 10th, 2015
Read Date: September 28th, 2017
Format: Library Binding
Pages: 240

In my school there's a book club and the kids have to read books from the Texas Bluebonnet Award of the current year. So, last year this book was part of the list and this year kids are still checking in it out, so I had to check it out myself.

It was pretty good. Roller derby is a sport that is taking quite the heat these days, so reading a book of a sport that I didn't know nothing about was super cool. I learned things and I got so invested in the story that I even saw myself reflected in it too.

Saying goodbye to friends and making new ones is not an easy job, but is something that must be done. I really rec this book to anyone, no matter the age.

So, this is it, that's the update. I have read others more, but I am not that in it to make all those reviews. But it will be soon, my darlings. See ya around, still in hiatus, though.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Stalking the Shelves [25]

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, which is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. You can read more about the creation of this meme by visiting the official launch page here.

July 1st, 2017 to October 7th, 2017

READ THESE PAST WEEKS:

  • Hilo Vol. 1, by Judd Winick
  • Hilo Vol. 2, by Judd Winick
  • Hilo Vol. 3, by Judd Winick
  • Babymouse Vol. 1, by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Babymouse Vol. 2, by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Babymouse Vol. 3, by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Babymouse Vol. 4, by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Rollergirl, by Victoria Jamieson
  • Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier
  • We Are In A Book!, by Mo Willems
  • The Day the Crayons Came Home, by Drew Daywalt
WILL READ NEXT:
  • Seven Ways We Lie, by Riley Redgate (Currently Reading)
  • The Bad Beginning, by Lemony Snicket
Haven't done much, but this is my progress in this hiatus that I am from blogging. I have caught a somewhat pace in reading little by little (I work in a Library for God's sake!), so I expect to be soon all aboard in my blog.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday [109]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS

by: Maggie Stiefvater
Release Date: October 4th, 2017 (aka TODAY)

From bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater, a gripping tale of darkness, miracles, and family!

Saints. Miracles. Family. Romance. Death. Redemption.

The book takes place in the 1960s in Bicho Raro, Colorado and follows the lives of three members of the Soria family—each of whom is searching for their own miracle. There’s Beatriz, who appears to lack feelings but wants to study her mind; Daniel, the “Saint” of Bicho Raro, a miracle worker for everyone but himself; and Joaquin (a.k.a. Diablo Diablo), who runs a pirate radio station at night.

"The Soria family are saints as well, and the miracle they perform for pilgrims to Bicho Raro is as strange as most miracles are: They can make the darkness inside you visible. Once the pilgrims see their inner darkness face to face, it’s up to them to perform another miracle on themselves: banishing the darkness for good. It can be a tricky business to vanquish your inner demons, even once you know what they are, but the Sorias are forbidden to help with this part. They’ve all been told that if a Soria interferes with the second miracle, it will bring out their own darkness, and a saint’s darkness, so the story goes, is a most potent and dangerous thing." - Maggie Stiefvater, EW interview.

   

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday [108]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
The Gold Seer Trilogy #3

INTO THE BRIGHT UNKNOWN

by: Rae Carson

The stunning conclusion to Rae Carson’s New York Times–bestselling Gold Seer trilogy, which Publishers Weekly in a starred review called “Simply terrific.” A historical fantasy brimming with magic, romance, and adventure—perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Sarah Maas, and Westworld.

Leah Westfall, her fiancé Jefferson, and her friends have become rich in the California Territory, thanks to Lee’s magical ability to sense precious gold. But their fortune has made them a target, and when a dangerous billionaire sets out to destroy them, Lee and her friends decide they’ve had enough—they will fight back with all their power and talents. Lee’s magic is continuing to strengthen and grow, but someone is on to her—someone who might have a bit of magic herself. The stakes are higher than ever as Lee and her friends hatch a daring scheme that could alter the California landscape forever. With a distinctive young heroine and a unique interpretation of American history, Into the Bright Unknown strikes a rich vein of romance, magic, and adventure, bringing the Gold Seer Trilogy to its epic conclusion. Includes a map and an author’s note.

RELEASE DATE: October 10th, 2017

   

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday [107]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Replica #2

RINGER

by: Lauren Oliver

Like its ambitious companion novel, Replica, this far-reaching novel by powerhouse bestselling author Lauren Oliver digs deep into questions of how to be a human being in a world where humanity cannot be taken for granted.

In the world outside the Haven Institute, Lyra and Caelum are finding it hard to be human—and neither of them knows where they belong or who they can trust. When Caelum leaves without warning to pursue the dream of a place he belongs, Lyra follows him, convinced that together they will hunt down a cure for the illness that’s slowly consuming her mind. But what they uncover is a shocking connection to their past—even as their future seems in danger of collapsing.

After discovering the uncomfortable truth about her connection to the Haven Institute, Gemma struggles to return to her normal life. But when she learns that her controlling and powerful father has new plans for Lyra and Caelum, Gemma and her boyfriend, Pete, leave in the middle of the night to warn them of the danger they face.When an untimely accident derails them, they are mistaken for the escaped replicas and seized by strangers hired to capture them. The Haven Institute wasn’t destroyed after all, and now Gemma is the one behind the walls.

Lyra’s and Gemma’s stories can be read separately—with either story first—or in alternating chapters, but no matter which way you turn the book, the two distinct stories combine into one breathtaking experience for both heroines and readers alike.

Release Date: October 3rd, 2017

   

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday [106]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Three Dark Crowns #2

ONE DARK THRONE

by: Kendare Blake

The battle for the Crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail?

With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.

In this enthralling sequel to Kendare Blake’s New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns, Fennbirn’s deadliest queens must face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other.

RELEASE DATE: September 19th, 2017