What I’m into at the moment

Everytime I want to do a “What I’m into at the moment” post all I can think of is about the shows I’m watching at the moment and the fact that I want to talk about them. But honestly the only thing I can recall of this month was me watching tv shows, that’s it so let’s get into it.

  • Tv Shows

Last month I was totally attached to Bones. This month however I did a major throwback and decided to rewatch some old shows I watched. Not really watched completely though more like stopped watching but watched more than the half. In this case: Dawson’s Creek and The Office.

I decided to rewatch the season before of where I stopped watching that’s why I say I’m rewatching (I’m really not doing that though)

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I don’t think I ever mentioned it but I’m a sucker for teenage drama. I watched Gossip Girl and The O.C and I remember saying those were my favorite shows (They’re not… well I still love The O.C) When I was around 16 MTV was passing the episodes of Dawson’s Creek in Argentina and I decided to give it a try. I was so in love with it. I loved the characters and the fact that everything about this show was so unrealistic. From the way they talked to the way they looked (They were supposed to be 16 but they looked like 25) I didn’t care, I just loved it. Specially when Joey and Pacey got together, I started loving it even more because, let me tell you something, Pacey is by far one of my favorite characters in television ever. I stopped watching the show in season 4 though because I kinda knew that Joey and Pacey weren’t going to last and I didn’t want it to end so I stopped watching. Silly, I know.

However, a few weeks ago, after almost 5 years and knowing how the show was going to end (Yeah I had to make sure who was Pacey going to end with to continue watching) I decided to keep watching it. The thing is, now I’m about to end season six and I. Don’t. Want. To. I got so attached to the characters and their stories. I love Jen and Joey and I love Jack and I loooove Pacey.and I recently started liking Dawson for the first time after five seasons. Anyway yeah I’m all into this show at the moment. Worst thing is I can’t talk about it with anyone because it’s old and nobody I know watched it.

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I have so much love for The Office. It reminded me of when I watched Parks and Recreation and that show is one of my favorite evers. I have laughed so much with this one though. I started watching a long time ago, I don’t even remember when but I stopped around season 4. I don’t know why I always stop watching series at season 4. And this is not just because I also stopped watching Dawson’s Creek at season 4 but I also stopped watching a lot of shows on S4. Anyways, now suddenly decided that I needed a more laughter in my life so yeah, naturally, I turned to a tv show looking for it.

I’m currently on season 6 now and I watched it every night unlike Dawson’s Creek which I’m trying to delay so it doesn’t have to end, I’m lame.

I’m wishing for a new mockumentary to come because I honestly love them a lot.

  • Music

I haven’t find anything new and to be honest with myself I think my music taste is starting to suck. I used to be this person who would spend hours looking for new good music and now I just kind of play the everyday songs I have. Worst thing is I love listening to music, they’re literally not many times of the day when I’m not listening to music and I’m just starting to get bored of listening to the same stuff.

I also miss 8tracks, I used to find great songs on that app but because now it’s only available on the United States I can’t. You broke my heart, 8tracks, I loved you.

If you feel like it, recommend me music or songs you’re into at the moment.

  • Books

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I’m not reading anything at the moment but I have Uprooted in my table and I see it every day laying there tempting me to start reading so I might finally give in.

“Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.”

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

Sounds really cool, I was so excited when I found it on the book store. My cover is not as pretty as this one though.

  • Movie

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From the moment I saw the first picture of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone dancing I was rooting for this movie. First of all because I love Emma Stone and I love Crazy, Stupid, Love so I loved them together with Ryan Gosling and they were kinda cool in Gangster Squad. But this movie? I don’t know if you have checked the trailer but it makes me so anxious and excited to see it.

The story is about “A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.” accordin to IMDB. I’ll leave you the trailer.

Plus Emma singing? I’m so up for this.

  • Clothes & Accesories

I’m all over this skirt I bought in H&M on my summer trip.

And that’s it, that’s all I have for the moment 🙂

See ya!

PS: I have ambiented my blog into a more spooky theme, I love Halloween.

 

 

Some book moments that made me go “nope”

Hey people, how’s it going? I hope you’re all well and healthy. Today I bring you another list of things about me and this time is about books. The moments in books I read that made me want to close the book and throw it through the window like Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook.

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Admit it, if you’re a current reader, you felt identified with this scene. I know I did. This is not a post about moments that I didn’t like but more like moments that were too much to handle. let’s get into it.

WARNING: beware of the spoilers!

  • Jay Gatsby’s death/ The Great Gatsby

When I look back at this book I don’t feel sorry about his death, it’s not a book I became emotionally attached to but I will admit that when I first read it I was really frustrated for the reasons he died. I hate when bad things happen for stupid misunderstandings. To me, at 15/16 years old it was really unexpected, I think it was about the realism that this death provided. I was so used to happy endings and flowers and rainbows or idealistic futures like the one Gatsby had that his death was like if someone had thrown a glass of cold water at me.

  • Augustus Waters’ cancer / The Fault in Our Stars

That moment when everything is perfect and suddenly Augustus tells Hazel that his cancer was back and I wanted to literally throw the book through the window. I read this book pretty early so I had the good luck of not spoiling myself. Around when the movie was coming out it was impossible to enter to a social network without spoiling yourself that he was going to die, I mean, even the movie trailer made it really obvious. This is why Augustus death was a surprise to me. I mean, I knew someone was going to die I just expected it to be Hazel and not him.

  • Peeta’s hate towards Katniss / Mockingjay (The Hunger Games trilogy)

Peeta Mellark is one of my favorite characters from The Hunger Games so of course I suffered a lot when he was kidnapped and tortured. And just when he was back, relatively safe with Katniss who was coming around with her feelings, he went psycho and tried to kill her with his bare hands.

  • Finnick’s death / Mockingjay (The Hunger Games trilogy)

Finnick my ultimate hunger games favorite character had me so emotional, he got married with the woman he loved, Annie was pregnant and then boom, Finnick dead. His death was so fast and sudden that I had to go back and read it again because I was not sure those creatures actually killed him. Not to mention I didn’t even understand his death until I saw it on the movie, all I know is that with some few describing words this character was gone. I literally stopped reading the book for like 4 days in protest of what happened.

  • Snape killing Dumbledore / Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince

Even if it was part of a secret Dumbledore and Snape had and that Dumbledore was going to die anyways I suffered a lot when he killed the guy. First of all because I was trying to like Snape and second of all because WHO KILLS DUMBLEDORE?!? HE IS SO MAJESTIC. YOU JUST DON’T KILL HIM. Besides, Dumbledore’s death was one of the few Harry Potter’s death I didn’t know it was going to happen when I started reading the books.

  • Cinder is actually the lost princess Selene / Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

Yeah this made me go all “Nope” but not for the reason you might be thinking. It’s because it was so obvious!!! From the moment a baby supposedly dead was mentioned I had the feeling we were talking about Cinder whose past was all blurry and mysterious. She was a cyborg girl and the baby was supposedly killed in a fire, coincidence? I think not. Then when Kay says he was looking for her I instantly knew it was Cinder. I mean who else could be the lost princess of the exact same age Cinder is?

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10 Harry Potter Books/Movies differences that make you roll your eyes in frustration.

Hey! Since we’re entering september and that means Hogwarts is starting and letters are being delivered I figured out, why not go with the flow and write a post about Harry Potter? After all, I love talking about Harry Potter and I found some cool illustrations to go with so I decided to do Harry Potter differences that make you want to say “the books were better.”

  1. “Your mother’s eyes”

hp1 I totally get why this would be different though. Daniel Radcliffe was kind of allergic to the contact lenses. So I really don’t have any issue with this, I just wanted to show you guys the cool drawing.

 

2. Neville in general.  hp2

Neville is my favorite Harry Potter character (Well, I’m always between him and Lupin but I always say it’s him) His characterisation in the movies weren’t that bad. I mean, put him next to Ginny, he got it pretty good. Of course there were some things that I wish we could have seen but I’ll talk about it below.

3. Ginny Weasley. hp3

Oh man, Ginny’s characterisation was so bad! I always feel bad because people hate on movie Ginny and on Bonnie Wright saying that she didn’t do it right. In my opinion the ones to blame here are the director and scriptwriter. Either they didn’t read the books or they just forgot all about her and decided to create their own version of the character.

In the books she’s so funny, sassy, brilliant and brave while in the movies I always picture her as shy, silent and quiet. Where’s the Ginny that dated boys? The one who was fierce in quidditch and fun to be around?

3. Neville who?

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So because Neville is my favorite character this kinda bothered me, it was like completely erasing one of the things that made Neville important to the story. I don’t remember very much but I think they mentioned it once? Or not? I don’t know.

4. More erasing for Neville

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This one, in my opinion, is one of the worst. It was one of the reasons that made me love Neville and they completely ignore it?!

5. More of Dobby

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Dobby being employed at Hogwarts by Dumbledore was not a thing in the movies apparently. I think in the books his death has more meaning that in the movie were he just appears to die on the next minute, literally. If I hadn’t read the books I think I wouldn’t have cried. (I didn’t cry really but a lot of people did)

6. Hermione’s characterisation.

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The whole S.P.E.W thing gave a lot of characterisation to Hermione. I think I got to know her more and the kind of person she was for this. While in the books things like S.P.E.W or constantly doing homework and studying (or maybe being a little judgy) made Harry and Ron roll their eyes at her I think that in the movies she was shown as some kind of perfect Mary Sue.

7. Harry and the Half-Blood Prince mystery.

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I was never really that interested in this mystery because from the moment I grabbed this book I was 99% sure the Half-Blood Prince was Snape. In the movies they didn’t pay that much attention to it either.

8. THIS

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Everyone hates this, I hate this, my dog who can’t even read hates this probably. Dumbledore asked him CALMLY!!! I bet Richard Harris would have done it right.

9. Silver hand

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I don’t really have a comment for this, he.

10. Peeves

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Peeves was the type of character I would have love to see in the movies but wouldn’t complain if it wasn’t. What I mean is that he should have been but I understand why they didn’t put him. Ghosts in general were kind of forgotten in the movies. What about Nearly Headless Nick’s party the kids attended? It was really creepy and interesting to read about it and I think a scene would have been really cool.

So I think they’re a lot more. One can’t always expect a perfect adaptation and in general I think the Harry Potter one’s were pretty good (except the last one, not that one) Think about it, we could have had some distorted adaptation like The Scorch Trials, I would have cried. So I’m thankful.

Hope you enjoyed as much as I did writing it, see ya!

REVIEW: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

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OH BOY! This is going to be the crudest review I ever made since I just finished reading the play. I’m still feeling things and coming up with thoughts. I do warn that this is a review with spoilers. I’m going to try to not make many though (it won’t work I’m sure)

So being a fangirl is really difficult. Being in fandoms is difficult. Usually what I struggle the most in them is with opinions and critics of others. There are people who don’t have any trouble critiquing what they love, which I think is great because even if you love the thing you acknowledge that they did something wrong. Since the release of the play I have read and seen some harsh reviews. And before reading it I was thinking I wasn’t going to like it but even if it was like that I was going to love it because I just can’t hate Harry Potter, I’m a head over heels potter head and I just can’t hate it.

This is why I didn’t hate The Cursed Child. Did it had some really bad stuff? Yeah, I think it did, did I hate that stuff? hmm… nope, right now the answer is no. Reading this play was like reading a weird but cool fan fiction.  That’s how I would describe both the play and the experience. It was like seeing a more serious version of A Very Potter Musical without the musical part. It had really good  and funny parts that for me were really crazy to read, for example most of the scenes where they were all together with Draco Malfoy and getting along were really weird but in a good way, like a really good fan fiction you read when you wish everyone could just get along.

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Let’s start with the beginning. Writing this I feel this is going to be a long post, I’m warning you guys.

Okay so first thing worth mentioning is that Albus is a Slytherin. I know I say I can’t hate Harry Potter but if there is something I… strongly dislike is stereotyping Hogwarts houses. I even thought about writing about it here because I honestly ha… strongly dislike it. I don’t like that if you’re Slytherin then you must be really mean and if you’re a Gryffindor you must be really brave, if you’re a Hufflepuff you must be really nice or stupid and if you’re a Ravenclaw you’re a nerd. The fact that you stick people to  just one word doesn’t work for me.

That’s why I love the fact that Hermione who is really smart and worthy of being in Ravenclaw is also worthy of being in Gryffindor or Neville (my favorite character) who you could consider to be in Hufflepuff is a Gryffindor as well. Or Luna who is a Ravenclaw could also have been easily confused as a Hufflepuff. I live up for kind Gryffindors and smart Hufflepuffs and brave Ravenclaws even if those are not their house’s mottos.

And so though I was a bit sad that Albus wasn’t with this brother James and in the same house his father and mother were and basically his entire family, I was happy that he got sorted in Slytherin. And I was so happy that he became best friends with Scorpius because boy! that kid is so nice and so different from the rest of the Malfoy’s and for some reason after I finished the seventh book I thought Scorpius was going to be a really mean kid like Draco… probably because of his name, Scorpius… poor child. But Scorpius and Albus being friends was the first step of this play looking like a fan fiction because honestly I read fan fiction like this and because I wouldn’t have imagine for Jo to write it.

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Moving on we have Albus and Harry’s relationship. This was probably the most real scenario I imagined. When I first heard the name of this play I thought “The cursed child” was supposed to be Albus and the curse of living in his father’s shadow. I imagined something like this was going to happen with their kids.

I felt bad for Albus and his experience in Hogwarts being so different from the others, even from fans who wished to go. Because up to now we all wished some extraordinary event would happen and we would get our Hogwarts letters, how cool would be to go to Hogwarts but then we meet someone who doesn’t want to go and it makes it more striking that this kid is Harry Potter’s son. With Harry we grew up thinking of Hogwarts as a home because Harry felt like it but Albus hates it there, they make fun of him and he feels like a disappointment. This  difference was really interesting to read for me.

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Then we have Ron, Hermione and Rose. Ron and Hermione were really cute. But I think they could have made Ron a bit more serious cause even if he’s managing his brothers joke shop I didn’t expect him to be such a comic relief. He was funny sure, I laughed a lot reading him but he was more silly than young Ron. I could say I felt this was a little bit out of character. Actually one of my favorite youtubers said she felt everyone was out of character and even though when I read it I was sensing this I decided to take it as something of the character aging, being different because they’re adults now, they have kids and different responsibilities. It sounds silly but I tried to explain this difference in the same characters with that.

The fact that Ron was drunk on him and Hermione’s wedding is a huge disappointment and kind of sad but I tried not to pay too much attention to it because it was a detail. I was also a bit disappointed that Rose and Albus became distant and had to pretend in front of the adults.

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I didn’t expect Cedric Diggory to have such an important role here which was interesting since we only get one really short scene with him. I do get though that even though it was about saving Cedric it was also much more than that. It was seeing alternative endings to the things we read in the book. It was about Albus testing himself and reconnecting with his father. Understanding a bit of Harry’s struggle as well and of course Albus and Scorpius friendship.

Speaking of friendship and these two, let’s get real for a minute. Friendship was not was I was sensing at all. Through the whole play one thought was always constant and was that J. K. Rowling (John Tiffany and Jack Thorne too) was clearly queer baiting us hard. I could imagine the people reading these two character and shipping them together because I did it myself, it was so obvious!

I think that what, for me, was most fan fiction material was obviously Delphi being Voldemort’s child that wanted to change the past so Voldemort could come back. That was so fanfic cliché dude! And the fact that she was the daughter of Bellatrix?! What?! How?! When?! Did they just informed us that Bellatrix and Voldemort did it?!?!?! EW! It didn’t make sense either because of the 5 W’s (what, why, when, where and how)

About the boy who lived, we get some really emotional and intense scenes revolving around Harry. For me it was really intriguing to see grown up Harry and to some this might be surprising but I actually liked him. From what I read most didn’t. I know he said some horrible things to Albus and made some mistakes too and that was not okay but this was the only character I didn’t feel like it was out of character. And believe this was surprising for me because I’m not Harry’s number one fan. I read that one of the most debated subjects was actually this, the fact that this was no like Harry at all.

For some strange reason I could imagine Harry getting angry enough to say something like that. I think they didn’t wanted to make it look like something Harry would say but as something a parent, any  normal real muggle world parent would say. Parents often might say things that hurt and don’t mean it, even if they’re supposed to be the adults one in the discussion. I think I understood the struggle (Of Harry and Albus) on both sides. Well have in mind you’re dealing with someone who doesn’t have really good parents figures (I’m talking about me). I’m not saying that what he said to Albus was okay though, I’m not justifying it,  just trying to understand it, I know it was horrible and if I was Albus I wouldn’t be able to forget it.

I will say though that the way he treated Minerva was NOT OKAY! What the hell dude!?

Another scene with Harry that was really emotional for me was his talk with Dumbledore. It was a bit silly, he was talking to a portrait after all but I imagine in the theater it would sound and feel more real (check pic below) I even cried, don’t laugh but Dumbledore telling him that he should have told Harry that he loved him, the whole scene was an emotional mess… I mean me, I was the emotional mess. It was cliché but I don’t care I got into it anyway.

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The saddest one was probably Harry having to hear his parents being murdered and not being able to do something about it. It was so sad! I started crying here too.

Ginny was great, a little more quiet than I expected, more motherly. I imagined she would be more outspoken but I also enjoyed this Ginny. I have the feeling she was more like movie Ginny rather than book Ginny or maybe a mix of both. She might also have been more mature. People change after having three kids you know.

Snape’s appearance was also a surprise. I have difficulties with this character because I know I shouldn’t like him, he was a bully, what he did with the kids was not right and though, yes he helped Dumbledore I like to see it more like his interests happened to be the same ones the good guys had. But I grew up liking him and then becoming aware that the way he treated children was not okay was difficult. So I always say that I like him as a bad guy. And here in the play we had him so different, and though it was an alternative universe this didn’t convince me. He made me laugh a little but I didn’t like it that much because he was totally out of character and I couldn’t justify him by saying he was older because he was the same age, these scenes with him were honestly fan service in my opinion. And believe me I would have loved to like them specially since they give me a reason to like Snape but it didn’t feel real.

On the other hand we have Draco. In the books I had a similar view of Draco and Snape because one was a bad guy who was helping the good ones and the other one was just a kid who had to grow up without a choice. They both struggle, they both were kinda mean. I liked Draco more though. In the play Draco grows up to be so different from what I expected. His story was so nice, marrying someone so different from what I imagined who tried to show him the light and who loved him. I would have loved to read more about Astoria, such a pity she didn’t even appear. And his relationship with his son and the way he cared about him, I loved that. even if it was kind of fanfic like I didn’t care.

I know Harry Potter and The Cursed Child didn’t change anything. I know it had some big plot holes, out of character behaviors, plots that were worth of fanfiction.net or archiveofourown.org but for me it was more about receiving something new of Harry Potter, feeling that the story wasn’t over even after all these years. It was the laughter that brought the play and the tears at the cliché moments. I do think though that people who are going to see it in the theater and don’t want to spoil themselves by reading it first are going to enjoy it more and are probably going to be more positive about it.

I only wish I could go and see the play now, though I know it’s impossible. I do love the actors though, I though they did great casting. Hopefully one day we might get to see it on YouTube or somewhere illegally.

The Character Book Tag

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Chloe from (Over) Analysing Literature left this tag open and I thought it looked like fun so I’m gonna do it and hope I don’t end up rambling about the characters because I feel like a proud mom when I talk about them. Alright let’s do it!

In fair warning I haven’t been reading lately so my answers might have no sense or talk about old books I read.

1. Who is the most tough and awesome character?

Hmm… this is hard. I’m between Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen. Funny thing is these two protagonist are the ones which I had most trouble liking at first place but have to admit they’re awesome and tough.

Harry lost his family when he was a baby and had to go through all those years of abuse by the Dursleys. Then he got to hear how great his parents were and how they had been murdered by a dark wizard who seemed to be after him. When he founds Sirius, his godfather, he feels like he might have a  chance of having a family and then Sirius dies.

Harry went through a lot, I mean, he came back from the dead! And he did all this being just a kid. He’s pretty much awesome because he’s a great wizard even though he seemed to have no idea what he’s doing most of the time, he goes with whatever idea comes first and it always works. I don’t think I need more excuse,  he defeated Lord Voldemort when he was just a baby!

Katniss was used as a political symbol being just 17 years old, she started a revolution that change millions of lives… AND SHE WAS JUST 17! At 17 I was failing almost every subject of high school. Plus she did all that for her sister and in the end her sister dies…

2. Which character do you most dislike?

This is also hard… I have a feeling every question is going to be hard for me. I didn’t finish this series but Sebastian from The Mortal Instruments was a piece of sh*t.

3. If you could date a fictional character,whom would it be?

RICHARD GANSEY III… he, he. Or Blue Sargent, she’s the best. When I was young I had a major crush on Ponyboy from The Outsiders… or Mr. Knightley from Emma… I could go on.

4. If you could change a character in any way what would it be?

I don’t know, I guess that while reading I have a lot of comments towards the characters and their personalities but after I finished the books I just see the bigger picture rather than that aspect of their personality.

5.What character made all the wrong choices which didn’t add anything to the story?

Noah from I’ll Give You the Sun… I do get he was really young and had a lot on his shoulder so I don’t really blame him but he did make some bad decisions that could have been avoided.

I could also mention Macbeth here but his wrong choices added a lot to the story.

6. Which Character do you love to hate?

I guess I could go with Alex from A Clockwork Orange. Honorable mentions: Lord Voldemort from Harry Potter, Joseph Kavinsky from The Dream Thieves, Don John from Much Ado About Nothing, Nick Bottom from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (I don’t know I just can’t get to like that character)…

7. Favorite sidekick character with the most heart.

Noah from The Raven Boys 🙂

I want to stop mentioning Harry Potter and that’s why I’m not saying Ron or Hermione.

8. What is your favorite fictional romantic relationship?

*Sweats because she wants to keep mentioning HP characters* Gansey and Blue from The Raven Boys, they’re so different yet you get the feeling they go well together. They know they’re not going to find what they’re looking for in each other but it doesn’t mean they can’t find it hand in hand.

Also: Scarlet and Wolf from The Lunar Chronicles, they’re so cute!!! Ronan and Adam from The Raven Cycle too.Chloe mentioned Gilbert and Anne from Anne of Green Gables and I absolutely agree. Beatrice and Benedick and yeah alright I’m sorry I have to… I love Ron and Hermione and Ginny and Harry.

9. Who do you think is the strongest character?

They’re a lot of characters that would enter in this area. I mean all the protagonists are usually really strong characters. I could mention Oliver Twist because he was just a kid and he went trough a lot but I read the book a long time ago (like 8 years ago) and I don’t remember that much of it.

10. Best protagonist?

I feel like Blue Sargent is the proper answer here. Usually it takes me a while to like the protagonist but I loved her from the first chapter (My precious feminist baby!). Also Lou Clark from Me Before You was a character I undoubtedly liked. Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower… It’s really difficult choosing one.

11. Whom do you tag?

Everyone! If you want to do it, do it. If you don’t, don’t. Your choice!

 

This or That Book Tag

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So I just stole a tag from (Over) Analysing Literature because… why not. I haven’t been here for like a week and I want to do something! Make sure to check her blog because it has really helpful and interesting posts and it’s pretty cool. Also I love when she tags everyone because I get to do these. Let’s start:

The Rules

  • Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks).
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you!
  • Choose one of the options.
  • Tag 10 other people to do this tag to spread the love!

Questions:

1. Reading on the couch or on the bed?

I always tend to read on the bed because is the only comfortable place I have in my room. If I go to the couch in the living room I would probably get distracted, family members will start talking to me or my cats will get in the way.

2. Male main character or female main character?

I don’t have a preference but I do think I have read more books with female main characters. Whichever sex they are I always tend to dislike main characters a little.

3. Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?

Sweet snacks! Usually candy, I like eating candy while reading for some weird reason.

4. Trilogies or quartets?

I think, for me, depends of the kind of book and the course of the story. I tend to be a lazy reader (meaning I procrastinate reading… as I procrastinate everything really) so if it’s a trilogy, better. But on the other hand if I’m really into the story and the characters then I don’t care how many books.

5. First-person point of view or third-person point of view?

This is interesting because I really don’t care, I mean I always read the book anyways and I don’t think “oh I would have loved to read it in first-person point of view” but when it comes to writing I always do it on first-person.

But if I have to choose I would have to take into consideration the author because I would have to love the way they write the main character’s thoughts… this is a horrible example but besides the issues I have with 50 shades of grey, I tried to read it because everyone said it was so good and so easy to read. I had to check in the library to see if downloaded the right PDF (because I was not going to spend money in that book) because the writing (first-person point of view) was… not good and I’m trying to be gentle.

That had nothing to do with nothing… anyway…

6. Reading at night or in the morning?

The night! I do everything in the night… like batman…

7. Libraries or bookstores?

We don’t have libraries here so bookstores. I mean yes we have the national library but it only has books you need for university or historical books.

8. Books that make you laugh or make you cry?

I like a good book that makes you suffer but it depends, the book has to be really good. I also like when books make you do both, laugh and cry.

9. Black book covers or white book covers?

Black book covers.

10. Character-driven or plot-driven stories?

I would have to say character-driven but if the plot is good the I enjoy plot-driven stories too.

So that’s that!

Because technically I was not tagged I’m going to do the same (Over) Analysing Literature did and tag everyone. So everyone who liked the tag and wants to do it is invited.

 

REVIEW: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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This year started pretty amazing in terms of reading. After having read about 7 books last year I decided I needed more books in my life. Some people read 7 books per month! So to initiate my reader year I downloaded goodreads and try to get paper books (no pdf, Kindle or iBooks I mean)

I read this one in 3 days on February. It also took me a long time to buy it because they didn’t have it in English here in Argentina so I had to buy it online and go and get it to the place and, blah, blah. Let’s just say it wasn’t a walk to the local library. I discovered it because when the movie trailer based on the book came out some internet friends went crazy about it and I got curious.

What’s about? I’ll give you the goodreads summary

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.

In my words basically it’s about Will and Lou who, at the beginning, have very different lives. Lou lives a simple one and Will loves adrenaline, traveling and… well, the good life. Because of an accident he ends up quadriplegic and with little desire to live. At the same time Lou find herself disoriented after losing her job that moves her from her comfort zone in which she stands at the beginning. They meet and stuff happens.

I never expected to get so shattered, I did then while reading it because part of me was like “Oh no, I know where this is going. Why did I get into this train of pain?” but when I sat down for the first time with a smile on my face and excitement in my hands for having the book in them all I thought was “Well I bet this one is going to be romantic.” All I knew was that it was romance book and that the guy was in a wheel chair. Besides, the cover gave you that “romantic fluffy” idea which is then broken as soon as you realize how realistic (yet enjoyable) the book is.

The reason I just now decided to do the review is because even though I read it three months ago I’m still not over it. When I finished reading it I put it down with the other books and never touched it again. At night I would stay awake staring at the ceiling sometimes just thinking about the book and life, death, choices, everything my mind took inside with “Me Before You” … yeah it affected me, so much that this was the first book I cried with. I never cry in books (maybe I did in some deaths of Harry Potter) but this one had me reading the pages and sobbing like a baby.

Besides the romantic side of the book (which if romance is not your cup of tea I believe you still will be enjoying the story) what it centers more is in Lou’s life and how it changes, her goals and what she wants. Then we have Will who we get to know from Lou’s eyes and even like this we get a little of what he feels since he’s the one whose pain is more notable.

Lou’s point of view is so easy and pleasant to read and she’s such a likeable character which is something I struggle a lot with in books. For some reason I never seem to completely like the main character but she’s funny and cute and someone who you would want around… at least me.

Even though I did cry and suffer while reading this I also laughed and enjoyed it, is a beautiful book. I can say I never read something quite like “Me Before You” before but I’m glad I did… even though every time I think about it I want to start crying. Do I recommend it? Absolutely. I gave it 5 stars in goodreads.

The movie will be released on June 3 with the amazingly cute Emilia Clarke (as Lou) and the one actor that always manages to make me cry over his characters, Sam Claflin (really Sam, please try to move to comedy or something and stop making me cry) Jenna Coleman (aka one of my favorite companions in Doctor Who) and Matthew Lewis (aka the actor who plays my second favorite Harry Potter character) are on it too.

I so don’t want to go to watch this movie because I know I will cry like crazy and suffer a lot and even though I will laugh because Lou is a really funny character who gets into very interesting situations I also know I will start crying because I will remember everything that happens.

I will watch it anyways because this book owns me. I hope it calls your attention…

See ya!

P.S: This book has a sequel which I didn’t read because I liked the end of this one and it’s not really necessary to read the second one as I have been told.