Sunday, August 31, 2014

In My Mailbox (a little late)

First posted here.
Aren't they gorgeous? L.H. Cosway is my favorite author of adult romance at the moment. I'm completely in awe/love with her work.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Now on Facebook!

Now this blog (finally) has a Facebook page of its own. Yay. :P
Check it out for international book giveaways and reviews!

Outlander fangirling moment

So, maybe I haven't made my happiness about the new Outlander TV series very clear here (this is one of my mostest favoritest book ever!). Which is why I'll post a few (handfuls) of amazing Sam Heughan, I mean, Jamie Fraser, pictures I've been collecting for personal use. I mean, personal viewing. :P

And, yes, if you think this was just an excuse to put together some images of a gorgeous man in kilts, you are ABSOLUTELY right.

Here's one more of some cuties (some!) in kilts:

Do you have any cute picture of Sam, or some other hottie, in kilt for my collection?

Done with my 2014 Goodreads Reading Challenge

Photo: "You have read 151 of 150 books in 2014."
"You have read 152 of 150 books in 2014." (until now). I think I might try going for 200. :D

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

In which one of my favorite authors respond to my tweet!!

Photo: I LOVE it when one of my favorite authors respond to my tweets. :D

Be still my heart!!! 

I LOVE it when one of my favorite authors respond to my tweets. ;D

Thank you, Gail Carriger, you just made my day!
And if you haven't read her books yet, what are you waiting for?

Monday, August 18, 2014

BIG $500 cash or iPad mini 64Gb giveaway!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Quickie Review: Fire by Kristin Cashore


   I enjoyed Graceling, but Fire... Fire was simply fantastic. She was the kind of character we were all supposed to hate. I mean, she's pure perfection, simply gorgeous, amazing hair, everybody wants her, the king and her super handsome best friend are crazy about her, blablahblah... but we just can't hate her. Because she's also beautiful on the inside. (YES, I know how corny it is, I can hear myself inside my head, thanks). The thing is, it's true. She too cool, too funny and too nice to be just another Mary Sue. Oh, and her love interest is a simple guy, plain in appearances, but with a huge heart. Have I mentioned he has a young daughter? So, YUP. So many non-cliche stuff in this book. I was enchanted by this world, very different from the graceling one, even if we have a terribly frightening little psycho with a red eye. (that little creep freaked me out, seriously).
    Oh, and there's a dog, a fiddle, evil fathers who can be good to their daughters, weird and fascinating monsters who know when Fire is menstruating and young people getting pregnant while others get sterile, and the royalty washing their dirty laundry twenty years after the scandals... it's so much amazeballs. And let's not forget: the cover is gorgeous, and actually has a connection to the story..

I could't put it down.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Review: The Nature of Cruelty by L.H. Cosway

   I started this book mentally prepared to hate it. I mean, a guy that treats a girl like crap for years then turns out to lurv her? I wasn't so sur, even though I simply ADORE this author and after Painted Faces and Still Life with Strings I have started to think she can do no wrong. Well, turns out I was right. No, not about hating it, but in saying that Cosway really can do no wrong.

   If it were any other author, I'm sure I wouldn't have been able to BELIEVE in the hero's feelings of love, regret and, well, cruelty/remorse for his actions, or to even accept his side in things. But (I might be repeating myself, and NO, I'm not being paid to say these things), in this case, with this author, things just... fit, their relationship felt true and real and palpable (it also doesn't hurt that the chemistry between them was immense), I could almost SEE them together, hear them an feel what they were feeling, it was so perfectly and realistically written. (their characters always have something that makes you feel a connection with them, be it their sexuality, their problematic backgrouds, their daddy/mommy issues, their health problems, suicide attempts, diabetes... how can you not fall in love with stories like these?).

It looks like 2014 is the year I break my snobbish book rules.

1) I will not read and/or enjoy books with assholes for heroes. CHECK
2) I don't care much for contemporary romances. CHECK (This has to be the fourth or five I've really enjoyed so far this year, and the third one by L.H. Cosway alone).
3) I don't like older heroes. CHECK (Well, in this case the age difference is only of 2 years, so... but still... well, let's keep going).
4) I don't care much for heroes with brown eyes and hair. (Okay, I know this may sound just a tad bit prejudicial to you, but in my country it is extremely rare to find people with light-colored eyes, so EXCUSE ME for fantasizing about something 'rare' in my life, okay? Besides, I have had terrible experiences with men with these characteristics, so it is possible I'm transferring stuff here. But I digress). CHECK (Robert was so hot I quickly got over his appearance.
5) ... I can't remember other examples of book snobbishness (is that a word?) and other weirdness of my part right now, but I'm sure I'll come back with something. I keep getting bitchier with my old age. XD

Anyways, this book really got me by surprise, proving to me that if it's from a good author, even stuff you expect not to like will manage to get to you and change your expectations and perspectives on things. I was afraid to start this title and then feel disappointed... now I'm sad I finished it. >.<' LOL (Good thing "Six of Hearts" is out!!). *runs and grabs a copy*