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    10 Summer 2016 Releases

    As this post goes live I will be in Cardiff doing some relaxing and book buying in the best of companies. Living in Spain has been making it more and more difficult to purchase books in English physically. On the one hand, because of the lack of diversity local bookshops offer, and, on the second-hand, because of the taxes – anything labelled “culture” gets a 21% tax in Spain – make small paperback editions cost up to 15 € (12 pounds). So, while I am doing some book browsing and book buying I thought I would give you a list of 10 summer releases that I love or can’t wait…

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    May Book Sightings

    Well, well, it’s only one final exam until senior year is over and I am more than happy: all the exams went extremely well, thanks everyone for your encouragement and wishing me good, it means a lot. But the most important thing is that I’ll enjoy a summer full of reading of my choice! I joined A Victorian Celebration although I haven’t bought any of the books I wished to read… yet. I am also planning on reading lots of detective/crime fiction. I already bought The Ice Princess by Camila Läckberg. Everyone loves her series and, I don’t know if I will too, but the first installment looks great, there…

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    Lagrimas en la Lluvia (Tears in the Rain)

    In Spain, the tradition is that tonight, The Three Wise Men visit us and leave presents for us, to open on the morning of 6th January This is the tradition rather than Santa Claus, although some people like me, celebrate both. However, I already have Lágrimas en la Lluvia (Tears in the Rain) by feminist Spanish writer Rosa Montero. I can’t wait to read it although I am not a fan of Spanish literature, but I felt incredibly attracted to this book. All I know is that it is a sci-fi novel, set in  post-apocalyptic Madrid. But, to be sincere, what really attracted me to the book is that Rosa…

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    New Christopher Moore book on the way!

    Christopher Moore is a personal favourite author of mine. I first read The Stupidest Angel when I was 17: it was Christmas and I had some heart-broken teenager problems. I remember reading the book and laughing out loud. It helped to make it through. Then I literally asked my parents for anything by Moore they could find and now I have a lovely collection of his books. Last year, I got to read Lamb which redifined the figure of Jesus Christ for me (you can red my review here). It was a wonderful read, full of love and laughs and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a beautiful…

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    Summer Book Sightings

    Summer means free time and free time means reading at least a book per week. I already have a lot of books in my TBR list, but still, these caught my eye this month: The Dinosaur Feather (Sissel-Jo Gazan) Crimes, PhDs and dinosaurs in a 400 page book?? Sounds like the perfect combination for a girl who still cries when Ellie and Allan see their first dinosaur in Jurassic Park! ———————————————————————————————————————————————- The Weird Sisters (Eleanor Brown) I just love Shakespeare (and the professor in charge of all the subjects!). So, what if your father brought you up speaking in Shakespearean verse in a Midwest town? I’m in! ————————————————————————————————————————————————– The House…

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    Anna Karenina?

    Reading about the upcoming cinematographic adaptations of 19th century novels, I came across Joe Wright’s future Anna Karenina. So, I wondered why I never had any kind of interest in the novel. Now I do, and I would be very thankful for any opinions: I see it is a LONG novel but, is it worthy? Is it really interesting? Reading a summary, it rang a bell: she slightly reminded me of Isabel Archer in James’ Portrait of a Lady, a literary landmark  I could not handle. So, what do you think? Are you interested in Anna Karenina? Have you read it? Is it a literary landmark? Thank you!!

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    Jean M. Auel and The Land of Painted Caves

    Blogging, as many other things in life is all about starting, right? I wanted to ask for opinions on the following books which I discovered last week and felt immediately attracted to. Why? Because they are HUGE. I just feel like I need a great novel to keep me going and say: “as soon as I’m done with my finals, this is what I will read.” The books are historical novels by Jean M. Auel. Just recently she got her last one published, The Land of Painted Caves and bookshops were filled with it… and her previous works. I must admit I had never heard of them but they look…

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    February Book Sightings

    I’m really busy with college and my readings are becoming more and more dense and long, so I’ve thought about letting you know of my last book sightings (already bought some) so you can keep me posted with your opinions. Here they go: The Passage by Justin Cronin (Bought) Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old and her mother thinks she’s the most important person in the whole world. She is. Anthony Carter doesn’t think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row. He’s wrong. FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming. It is. THE PASSAGE. Why? I’ve never been a fan of sci-fi…