Epiphanies and reading slump | Chatty Fridays!

 

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Reading slumps.
Ive been thinking a lot about them and the reason why I’ve been constantly getting them. And not only thinking about them but experiencing one, the worst one of my entire life but something happened, sort of an epiphany if you will and that  (Wait for it bookworms!) It’s okay not to read sometimes! yes I said it.
I am aware that this a estrange statement to make, specially if you love reading and getting pulled into unimaginable worlds and lifes but I also feel is one that is so obvious that I’ve entirely missed it.

     I was never very prone to getting slumps and when I got them I would just shake them off by switching books or just taking a two day break from reading; that my friends? THAT has drastically changed in the past year. I’m not (Sort of) ashamed to say that I’ve been on a reading slump for a total of 14 months (yes that IS a year and and two months)
I haven’t read more than 10 books since 2015 and nothing and I mean NOTHING has inspired me to read beyond a couple of pages. I want to say that it has only affected my reading but this has impacted my writing and blogging resulting on me beating myself down for it
I’ve gone to the point of even questioning if I actually enjoy reading anymore and it doesn’t help that I’ve been telling myself that I have to suck it up it and force myself to pick up another book, to read another blog.

“I HAVE TO” do this has been my mind set.

Beginning of January. I was watching tv and my mom sits next to me picking up a book on my desk and she asks me (As concern as mother can be) “ Are you okay? you haven’t been reading anything since you got home.” I took a moment to answer and I just couldn’t find one thing to say. And that is when it finally hit me. the light at the end of the , the angelic chorus awaiting my entrance, The answer to my year long slump. My epiphany.
That simple question led me to an end of months of feeling so out of place with my reading. I realized that I DON’T HAVE to read more that I WANT to read.
Hear me out here, there is a big difference here “Having to” implies that someone is counting on me and that I’ve been seeing books as a chore instead of how they are really meant to be, *hint hint* Pleasure! I realized that yeah, I haven’t picked up a book in who knows how long but that is okay. Taking a break is great; doing what my heart is telling me is Amazing *Sparks*.
For some people that is an obvious concept but sometimes we don’t see the obvious things. We want to complicate them, twist them and make them into something they’re not.
So dear fellow reader Long story short, since I realized that I’ve been slowly but shortly getting back into the way of things. I’ve been reading the same book for two weeks now but thats okay; Soon I’ll finish it and eventually get back into my roll of reading, could be two books a weeks, five, seven or none and I’ll try to be fine with it.
So if you’re struggling with it, remember to just give it time. I can’t tell you how to get out the funk because I wouldn’t know seeing I’m still in the mist of one. Just remember to take this is as a journey of sorts; One in which we have to figure out on our own and realize that it’s one that wont last forever.
Because nothing lasts forever.

If you have experience with reading slumps , feel welcome to guide us out of it hahahaha

Daughter Of Smoke and Bone | At last!

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Author: Laini Taylor

Length: 418

Series: Wrong

Publisher: Little brown books

Published Date: sept 27, 2011

Gender: Fantasy , YA & Fiction

Rating: ★★★★ (4 OUT OF 5)

GoodReads: WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

So I finished this book and I’ve wonder why? not in the sense of not liking it but in the sense of why didn’t I read this years ago.

I’m sure all of you have either read or seen this book by Laini Taylor, it’s the first book on a trilogy ( Don’t vote me on that) and it was published years ago. I’ve gone time and time again to the books store and seen it but to b honest Ive always felt little intimidated by the cover. I’t so beautiful and i felt as if I wasn’t prepared, but a week ago I decided that it was time and I’m glad I did.

The story is around a girl name Karou who lives in Prague. She’s 17 years old and an art student at an art academy but she also lives a life of mystery. She doesn’t remember anything of her past, she has no recollection of her parents or he life as a little kid all she remembers is Brimstone, who is not exactly human… far from it really,but even after years of living with and seeing their friends she knows there is a lot she doesn’t know about him and his life in the shadows or the dangerous missions he sends her into , he still the only family she knows and she loves him.

Her two worlds are always colliding, between her wanting to be and do things with her best friend but at the same time knowing she can exactly share her life with the people around her and follow her duty.

Magical hand prints are appearing into portal that connect her to Brimstone all around the world and is not until caos reigns that she starts to uncover what really is going on behind those door. And how Akive, the boy who is following her played apart in who she is.

I was a little thrown off with some of the descriptions of the characters just because it was so different from any angel/demon story I’ve ever read,(or my lack if the really) but surprise in a good way. I will say the encounters between Karou and Akive where what I looked forward the most. They both had a solid background story an edit was just so interesting to me to read about them.

Now, for the part i didn’t like so much. I didn’t really ilk how the flashbacks where so long, and descriptive. I do know that without them we wouldn’t have any back\ground or information and that they are necessary but if they would’ve been little shorter of more spread out between past and present I would  have enjoyed it more. but the whole one present chapter and 5 in the past at the end i felt was too much. still just a minor thing really when compared to everything else that happened here.

All in al I give this book a 4 stars. i enjoyed the characters, the interaction and just the whole execution of the idea. Beautiful throughout. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to spice things up a bit. and I can’t wait to read the other two books in the series.

HAVE YOU GUYS READ IT? if so tell me what you though of it guys.

 

 

Right By Jana Aston | Book Review

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Author: Jana Aston

Length: 232

Series: Wrong

Publisher: – Self

Published Date: April,6th 2016

Gender: Romance , new adult & Fiction

Rating: ★★★★ (4 OUT OF 5)

GoodReads: WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

I have a feeling this is one of those book that people either really enjoy or dislike immediately.  I believe I fall into the enjoying category for sure, I have to say the reason why is because it has been a while since a book caught me completely by surprise. And when I say that i’m not exaggerating, I mena it, since page one and the introduction I was wondering about the next scheme or the next hilarious piece of dialog and every time Jana Aston delivered.

The story follows Everly (Beverly is her real name) in her quest to make the love of her life realize that she is the perfect woman for him. she has it all figure out and her plans are foolproof, for the most part. She usually drags along her best friend Chloe and everything is met with a great defiance. But things take a weird turn when she meets the one person who is not even shocked by her but encourages her instead. Making her question if her true purpose is as she imagined. It goes long the lines of twisting up her “happily ever after” and punch you in the face with something different.

Any man worthy of you would work for it, Everly. Not sit by passively while you did all”

The fact that Everly was such a dinamite was the thing that kept the whole thing interesting and also the reason some people might not like this book. She is loud, can be obnoxious, self centered (Some times) nosey, delusional, bossy and pretty much lives on dream land. There is not a once of sense going through her head. But that recklessness was what made it super refreshing. She didn’t cry over things when they didn’t happen, she moved on and became the person she wanted to be.she had a plan but that didn’t stop her from having the best life she could have. she socialized  she flirted and she was so confident of herself that it was just the cherrie on top. and she took things she wanted while also working her ass off. and the fact that they place her with that male character took it over the edge.

Sparks do not fly. Chills do not run through my body. I do not suddenly recognize this man as my soulmate based on a handshake. Such bullshit. His hand is nice though. Firm, large. His thumb caresses the back of my hand and fine, that touch alone is enough to make me recognize that he’s probably good in bed. But that’s it.”

This is a fun read but I have to warn you that this book is not one  of those books where there will be tears from how much the story changed you. But it’s a book that makes you see that in life we have to take the opportunities that present to us and forget about the ideal life we want, we just have to enjoy what we have. I felt like I was on a sugar and Redbull high throughout this whole story and i thank Everly for it. and for those super sexy intense scenes that oh my lord (Where’s the fan!)

Story short, read it if you like hype and delusional characters who will make you laugh and see life in a deferent light.

Is it MAY TBR time already!? No way!

I might be one of those people who just thinks the year is going by way to fast, I’m sorry if I am and if I’m constantly repeating that, but man, it is going insanely fast. which means that is TBR time. If you know something about me is that I hate TBRs but I’ve come to the realization that I own too many books and I haven’t touch them so for me to get to them before 2017 I have to speed up the process.

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I didn’t make a huge list of books because I need to get my hands on A Court Of Mist And Fury (It comes out today!) and some other books I plan to read. But for now I have a small pile that I want to share, if you follow me on IG you might’ve seen it but if not, here it is!

The Siren By Kiera Cass

My life next door By Huntley Fitzpatrick

The Infinite Sea By Rick Yancey 

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November 9 By colleen Hoover |OH My heart and my tears!

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Author: Colleen Hoover

Length: 242

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Publisher: Atria Books

Published Date: November 10th ,2015

Gender: Romance , new adult & Fiction

Rating: ★★★★(4 OUT OF 5)

Goodreads Summary

I’ve been a major fan of Colleen Hoover ever since I picked up Slammed years ago. But even as a fan her book have been causing this slight heartache as I read them that slowly drive me crazy but make fall in love with each and everyone of her books. There was no exception with November 9 , I realized that as I played in bed either giggling like a school girl, laughing out loud, signing at every cute thing or crying my eyes out.

“Whoever said the truth hurts was being an optimist. The truth is an excruciatingly son of a bitch”

The book doesn’t fail to pull at  your heart and throwing you around. It builds up and up and up and you see that there is something coming (Because with COHO there’s always something coming )and whatever you have imagine is going to happen? Doesn’t happen because she can either trow you for a huge loop  and destroy your heart or flip the tables and make you love life once more.

“I Thought i was tougher than a word”

I’m pretty sure that is the reason we keep coming back tot her books. This contemporary love story that is  unique and even through the bizarre plot line you just keep coming back for more. Because for some reason even if the story is not realistic at all (or many be who knows) she makes us believe, that as readers, this could happen and that you will find you Ben “The Writer ” at the next cafe.

“I think she expected em to let her go without a fight, but she’s not the kind of girl you choose your battles for. She’s the kind of girl you fight to death for”

Fallon and Ben are such a good characters, they are relatable, they are confused and raw but also very  dreamy in that way only teenage can be sometimes (well, maybe we all  can be) The story was for hard on them and some how after all they went through they still managed to pull through and grow up and specially accept what happened. They learned from what happened and they tried to live they’re life.

“Love should be between two people, and if it isn’t, I’d rather bow out than take part in the race” 

Now is this my favorite CoHo Book, I can’t say that. But it was amazing. Once more she has done it and I couldn’t be happier that I finally made myself go through the pain to receive the awesome reward at the end. The fact that it was set up on one specific day each year for that amount of time was so much fun to read and to be honest made the book extremely fast paced, which I enjoyed a lot. Mix that with the amazing writing and you get that an amazing result.

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A Christmas from hell By RL Mathewson| Another food story.

27742535Tittle: A Christmas From Hell

Author: R L Mathewson

Length: 242

Series: Neighbors from hell

Publisher: Smashwords Edition

Published Date: December 29th 2015

Gender: Romance & Fiction

Rating: ★★★ (3 OUT OF 5)

GoodReads summary  😀

I don’t know if you’re many familiar with R L Mathewson’s books but if you don’t here is what you should know about them. She is the author of the Neighbors from hell series and there are already 7 books out (Book 1  review), A christmas from hell is that seventh one and they are super funny and kind of sexy.

In a christmas from hell we have Duncan, one half of theBradford twins. He is supposed to be the nice one, the reliable, the one everyone can count on and he likes it that way. He likes to think of himself as a hero, which is why he works as a firefighter. But all that heroism goes down the drain when Necie moves in next door with her grandfather and is constantly “Unintentionally ” getting in his way and sending him to the hospital.

All she wants is to help her grandfather and run her part of the family bakery after quitting her old job and deciding that it was for the best. But she didn’t count on meeting super hot Duncan Bradford. Whom she is always hurting and is totally “in love” with him.

So as far as NFH novels go, I can’t say that it was my favorite. Did I enjoy it? yes I did. Because the thing with the NFH is that you can sort know what to expect, which depending on your taste can be good or bad. They are, like I just said, expected, you buy this book and if you read the other ones you know you’ll get your doses of Bradford alpha male moves, sweet moments, fights, ban restaurants and food. Tons of foods. and usually very cute moments between the main character. This book is funny and entertaining but the reason I down graded my rating from a 4 to 3 was because I felt this book dragged on after the second half. I don know if its because I’m used to her previous fast paced, hilarious books but this one for me was kind of… slow. But equally funny.

Duncan and Necie were super cute and I really liked her and made me want to bake cupcakes. ASAP. And my love for firefighters has grown once again. aww, so many memories ah

So, the question is,Would I recommend this book? yes. But read the other once first so you’re set to embark into the Bradford weirdly food obsessed books.

WWW Wednesday | My Mojo Is Back!

Hey Hey Hey,

    Another Wednesday and another WWW. That is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a world of words and its by far one of my favorites. I’m so excited to announce that my reading mojo appears to be back. I’m even nervous of saying it in case I jinx it, but here it is. I said it ,hopefully it doesn’t go away.

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So, here are the question and my super exciting answers, (HAHA)

What are you currently reading?

Nothing! I just finished a book.

What did you recently finished reading?

I finished Cinder By Marissa Meyer (My review on this amazing book is here!)

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What do I plan to read next?

Im planing to read The Moth and the Flame which came out this week and I’m more than excited.

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So i’ll celebrate and be glad to be reading and blogging and all those good stuff. Im super excited ahahah What are you guys reading? 

Letter To That man Who Scared me; I strongly dislike you.

Dear pig man at the grocery store,
I just feel like I need to point out a few things to you. Things that should be ingrained into your human moral but apparently somehow you missed when God gave that out, so here I am; As your personal angel of wisdom,I feel is my duty to point it out a few things since you were very much interested in me yesterday.
Let’s start with the basics here, okay? If you see a girl or a woman or whatever you would describe her (or like you called me “Shorty”) and you find her attractive don’t say things like “DAT ASS IS SMOKING!” or “why don’t you smile more?” and point her out to your friend because I’m 100% sure she doesn’t want to smile at you, she doesn’t want to talk to you and she doesn’t want to be pursued by you.
If you see a woman you like, don’t say disrespectful things like “ Oh need help with those melons?” when she’s reaching for *ding, ding* Melons. or “Is is tight?” when she’s maneuvering a cart full of groceries down an aisle.
If you see a women you desire DO Not follow her aisle after iasle when she clearly is trying to get away from you. Running from you to be exact, making sure to never turn into one of those desolated sections when she has to be alone with you.

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She is not there for your entertainment. Its a public place but her body is not, she should not be feeling creeped out by anyone. Specially not you who as a man you be defending women all over.
Don’t ever make a girl scared of you like you did to me. But most importantly, since I did have to endure one hour of this I want to say thank you.
Thank you for making want to cover every inch of my skin. Thank you for making me feel like I was just one object more on the supermarket for you to buy and test. Thank you for making me nervous, as if I need more of that in my like. But most importantly, thank you for making me afraid. Afraid that in any moment you could act on those words. for making me afraid of being alone. For putting me on a situation where I felt afraid of buying food. And also thank you for making me noticed that I am all I have. That I’m the only one who can and did stood out for myself even when others heard and saw all you said and did.

Did you really think i would be flattered by you? By your words? That I would give you my number? My Safety?  If you’re still wondering, the answer is no.
So yeah, thank you I guess. Just remember, Next time? When you see a girl alone in jeans, sneakers and a sweater In the super market buying Kale? That maybe all she wants is Kale. Not your demeaning words and obscene gesture.

When does this stop? When do men stop?

From: The girl who was basically shaking when she left the supermarket. but since of course I’m “Just  a girl” I will leave further info for you buddy *Resting Bitch Face now*

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The Crown and The Arrow |Renee Ahdied

28574935Tittle The Crown and the Arrow

Author: Renee Ahdied

Length: 9 Pages!?

Series: The Wrath and the dawn

Publisher: Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Published Date: March 1st 2016

Gender: Romance,Young adult, fantasy & Fiction

Rating: ★★★★★(5 OUT OF 5)

Format: Kindle

   Seventy-one days and seventy-one nights had come and gone since Khalid began killing his brides. This dawn, Khalid would mark the loss of the seventy-second girl, Shahrzad al-Khayzuran. Khalid didn’t know how many more of these dawns he could take. And there was something about this latest girl that piqued his interest. Not only had she volunteered to marry him, but at their wedding ceremony, she had seemed not the least bit afraid. In fact, what he had seen in her eyes was nothing short of pure hatred. She was about to lose her life. Why wasn’t she afraid? Why did she hate him so? He had never before gone to his wife’s chambers before her death at dawn. Tonight would be different.

My thoughts,

So, here’s all I have and will say about this short story. It’s short, way too short. I read it in about 15 minutes. But let me tell you this too,It took me back to the amazing world of the Wrath and the dawn. It showed me, well more like reminded me why I loved Khalid and it just warmed my heart to the fact that in less than two months I will have the next book in my hands. It just gave me enough of an inside to his head to keep me just remembering how awesome he is 🙂

Besides it was free, can’t her better than that. So, my recommendation? Go get it. It’s wroth those 15 minutes.

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My Spring TBR |Top Ten Tuesday

Hey you people.

As is usual I am a big fan of lists. Do I follow those lists? eh, that’s a tricky question. Because I am usually making list in life; Grocery (Even if I’m not the one buying them), Favorite songs, What I’ll eat or even about things I plan to buy in the future. because of that I tend to know what I want but it ALWAYS changes, ALWAYS.

Now when it comes to book, I’m the same. I make list of books that I’ve read, books that I’ll read but I hardly ever end up reading them when I say I want to because I’m huge mood reader, something you might already know if you have read any of my previous posts. so…i spaced out…. now I have no idea where I’m going with the list thing to be honest, other than to mention that those lists made this the easiest TTT I’ve ever participated in.

So here are the books wasnt to read this spring. will I read them? who knows, because I don’t.

  • Every last word By Tamara Ireland Stone

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  • Beauty Queens By Libba Bray

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  • A court Of Mist and fury By Sarah J mass

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  • Lady Midnight By Cassandra Clare

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  • The Rose and the Dagger By Renee Adhied 

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  • FirstLife By Gena Showalter 

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  • It Ends with us By Colleen Hoover

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  • The Boy in the striped pajamas By John Boyne

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  • The Siren By Kiera Cass

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  • Cinder By Marissa Meyer 

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These books are not set in any particular order I’m just exited to read all of them. You probably noticed how there are some that are kind of older . Yes, i advent read those hehe.

Do any of you know what you want to read this spring? if so tell me below of leave your link down there and don’t forget that TTT is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish with weekly topics so head on over there for all that jazz! 🙂