September TBR

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Hello, everyone!

There are some things I’d like to achieve, be more organized, not only in my reading but also in college. Hence, this post.

I’m only six books away for my goodreads challenge, but here are some book I’d definitely will be reading in September.

Btw, it’s my birthday month, so it’s a happy month.

The Cursed Child

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I’ve been putting off this reading for so long and yes, a month fall in the so long category for me.

Mud Vein

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You can’t never be truly ready for a Tarryn Fisher novel, but I think I’ve reached a point in where I’m 80% ready to finally read Mud Vein.

A Torch Against The Night

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I always try to read a book that is just recently published. And the timing if perfect because A Torch Against The Nighs was published on August 30th. This is the book I’ll read first.

Ice Like Fire

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Becuase the final book in this series will be published by the end of the month. And I need to know what happens next.

Tell me what book will you be reading this month?

See you in the next post!

 

Always do what you’re afraid to do

 

Review | Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino

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Swear on This Life
by Renée Carlino
Published by Atria Books
on August 9, 2016
Genre: Romance Contemporary
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When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J.Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer.Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio.

That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending.

The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront “J. Colby,” but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction?

 

Review

I should have known better than read a Renee Carlino novel right after I finished a Colleen Hoover novel.

For some of those who don’t know, Hoover published a romance novel at the beginning of August. It Ends With Us. I read it in one-sitting. I regret nothing after a finished that life-altering novel. But Atria Books had the great idea to publish Carlino’s novel, exactly, one week after IEWU.

I was barely getting out of a reading slump after finishing IEWU when I started Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino at my bedtime that night. Needless to say, I sleep nothing that night. Another regretless one-sitting reading.

And the book hangover?

Oh, it felt like a really hangover with a constant headache and swollen eyes from all the sleepless crying. I was a mess, and not a hot one.

I fell in love with Carlino’s writing from the moment I read my very first novel of hers, Before We Were Strangers, and that love intensified when I read Nowhere but Here.

Weeks ago, the last month I read After the Rain and for a moment I had this theory that an alien had usurped Renee’s body and written that novel instead of her. It’s clearly that I didn’t like it, but then again, I can’t love everything she writes and consider myself human at the same time.

Swear on This Life is a poignant, tender overwhelming and sweet story about two former best friends who found themselves after a decade thanks to a recently published novel about two kids with a rough childhood trying to do the best they can with the little life has given them.

I think SoTL is the kind book you would prefer to go blind, the synopsis is a bit of a spoiler, but if you want to know a bit more here are some facts: the characters are young writers just starting their careers, there’s jealousy and envy, broken promises on a dusty road and a childhood that will teach you to take nothing for granted.

A perfect reading for anyone who reads. Period.

4starsRating

 

 

Share That Quote | First Star I See Tonight

Hello, it’s me…

Like, who else is gonna be?

Don’t mind me, I’m sick and delusional.

And in case you didn’t know, one of the perks of being so sick to get up from bed is that nobody mess up with your reading. That’s the reason I was able to finish SEP’s last book.

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Here are some quote that brighten my otherwise blue day.

She wasn’t beautiful, but she was… what? He could only come up with one word. Infuriating. Maybe two words. Infuriating and intriguing.

This guy didn’t know what hit him until it was too late.

Let’s get something straight, Sherlock. I have no sexual interest in you. None. Zip. Zero. The only reason I kissed you was as a distraction from what I really wanted to do, which was strangle you. Now this conversation is over.

Again, this guy was as delusional as I’m right now.

“Are you serious? You want to fight with me?”
“Why not?”
“I’m not fighting a chick.”
“Afraid I’ll get you pregnant?”

I was laughing so hard that I ended up coughing until my chest was hurting.

What else there’s to say? Just read this book ASAP.

See you in the next post!

Ps. I’ll continue with being sick.

Share That Quote

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I just saw this in another blog, it doesn’t have the same name but it’s been a while since I shared quotes.

From now until the end of the year I’ll have lots of free time. Obviously, my first priority will be college and my second priority will be my blogs – this and the brand new blog in spanish I created last month -.

Anyway, this entry is just to share one quote, the first one I can find in my kindle, because I’m to far away from my shelves and don’t feel like moving.

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“You could rattle the stars, you could do anything, if you only dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”

What an empowering quote, it mightn’t be the best quote ever, but it fills me with posibilities. It makes me believe that I could do anything if I set my mind on it.

See you in the next post!

Lizzie