Ready Player One: Review

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Unpopular opinion: I did not like the Ready Player One book. Last year I saw, like many others, the movie adaptation by Steven Spielberg and enjoyed it very much. While I must admit I’m not particularly knowledged in video game history, pop culture is something I know about, and having been born in the 80s, I was able to spot many of the easter eggs in the movie. My videogamer friends, however, kept pointing out other easter eggs I wasn’t aware of during the movie. After all, Ready Player One is a celebration of geek and nerd culture and I couldn’t wait to read the novel.

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Ready Player One: Reseña

Opinión no-popular: No me gustó la novela Ready Player One. El año pasado vi, como muchos otros, la adaptación cinematográfica de Steven Spielberg en los cines y la disfruté bastante. Si bien, debo admitir, no soy particularmente versada en la historia de los video juegos, la cultura pop es algo de lo que sí conozco y, habiendo nacido en los ochentas, podía reconocer muchas de las referencias en la película. Podía escuchar claramente a mis amigos señalando easter eggs a diestra y siniestra durante la película; después de todo, Ready Player One es una celebración de la cultura geek y nerd. No podía esperar para leer el libro.  Continue reading

The Peach Keeper: Review

img_3344It seems like life finally caught up with me and I haven’t been able to post in a while here. However, after reading Sarah Addison Allen‘s The Peach Keeper, I just couldn’t help myself, I needed to write about this book! Allen is one of my favourite authors, and as I mentioned on my review of The Girl Who Chased the Moon, I’ve been obsessed with her books since I read Garden Spells back in 2009. Last month I had a very productive trip to a Barnes & Noble and was finally able to purchase all of Allen’s titles I was missing, so get ready to read a couple more reviews about her novels!

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The Peach Keeper: Reseña

img_3344Los últimos meses han sido un poco frenéticos y no me permitieron actualizar mi blog, pero después de leer The Peach Keeper, de Sarah Addison Allen, no pude aguantarme las ganas de escribir una reseña. Allen es una de mis escritoras favoritas, y como lo mencioné en mi reseña de The Girl Who Chased the Moon, he estado obsesionada con sus libros desde que leí El jardín de los hechizos en el año 2009. Entre las cosas que me impidieron actualizar aquí estuvo un viaje a Estados Unidos, en el que pude comprar todos los títulos de esta autora que me faltaban.

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Big Little Lies: Reseña

IMG_2387Durante meses, una buena amiga me insistió en que debería leer Big Little Lies de Liane Moriarty. Durante meses le dije que un libro cuya sinopsis trataba sobre padres divorciados y sus dimes y diretes no me llamaba mucho la atención. Ella insistió y dijo que iba a romper esta racha que traía en la que no podía terminar los libros que empezaba. Aún así le dije que no. Cuando nos vimos para comer, sacó el libro de su bolsa y me dijo “Lo vas a leer”. Yo le contesté que lo haría una vez que terminara esos dos libros con los que llevaba meses atorada. En verdad no sentía interés por leer este libro, y pude ver como ella pasó de estar muy emocionada de compartirlo conmigo a decirme “tal vez no te va a gustar, te dije que estaba tan bueno que te puse expectativas muy altas”. Bueno, amiga Edith, sí cumplió las expectativas. Tenías razón, y yo estaba equivocada. Gracias por forzarme a leerlo, porque una vez que lo empecé no lo pude soltar.

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Big Little Lies: Review

IMG_2387.jpgFor months a good friend of mine insisted I should read Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. For months I told my good friend I was not interested in a book about divorced parents bickering to each other. She insisted and told me it would break my reading slump. I still said no. When we met for lunch she took the book out of her purse and told me “You are reading it”. I said I would read it once I finished the two books I’ve been stuck with for months now (hence the book slump she was talking about). I wasn’t interested in reading this book, and I could see she went from super excited about sharing it with me to “maybe you won’t like it, I made such a big deal out of it and it probably won’t live to the hype.” Well, my dear friend Edith, it did. You were right, I was wrong. Thank you for forcing me to read it; once I stared it I couldn’t put it down. The book slump was over.

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TUMBLR TUESDAY: BOOK PHOTO CHALLENGE PT. 2

This month I decided to try Books and Cupcakes May Book Photo Challenge. Her book photo challenges consist on her giving you a list of props for every day of the month, which you can interpret in any way you’d like in the form of a photograph. I finished the challenge a couple days ago, so I can finally share the rest of the photos with you. The props for the final 16 days are the following:

  1. Favourite Book Couple
  2. Library/Book Store
  3. Indie Book
  4. Magazine
  5. Glasses
  6. POC Character
  7. Classic
  8. Audiobook
  9. Tearjerker
  10. Mug
  11. Plot Twist
  12. Award Winning
  13. Book Soulmate
  14. Trees
  15. Freebie
  16. Read this Month

If you’d like to see each photo individually, as well as detailed description of my interpretation of each one, make sure to head over to my tumblr!