Monthly Archives: July 2012

Holidays

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Summer, surprisingly, is taking up a lot of my time which is why I have decided to close the blog for a few days. If everything goes as planned I will be back before the end of the month. Take care!

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Friends

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I think i have already explained that summer is not exactly my favorite season and the fact that there are no shows to watch just sucks so I have started rewatching Friends for the hundredth time. And boy is that show great. No matter how many times I watch I always find myself laughing out loud and it is one of the few things that can make me forget my everyday problems. My absolute favorite is Chandler, I think he is hilarious, but what makes the show so great is that all the characters are funny and lovable. So, there you go, that’s one of the things I’ve been doing lately.

Paint It Black

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If you read my blog you might already know that White Oleander is my favorite book and if you don’t, well, I just told you. It was written by Janet Fitch who, according to Wikipedia, has only written two other books one of them being Paint it Black. If I remember correctly, after the Rolling Stones’ song.

Paint It Black is the story of Josie, an artist who is devastated after her boyfriend’s suicide. Fitch explores the healing process Josie undergoes after Michael dies. How she reevaluates her whole relationship with him and her life and how, slowly, she begins to accept his death.

I don’t think this book is as good as White Oleander but, she is a great writer, so it is still pretty good. I like the way she is capable of transmitting Josie’s agony and despair, how she takes you with her in her trip to rediscovering Michael’s life and how she makes you feel as perplexed as Josie. I know I say this about a lot of books but this is definitely a must read. And, while we are at it, you should also read White Oleander.

News

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I really hate that I haven’t been posting lately but I have been on a weird state of mind and I just didn’t have the energy to write anything. I’m having all these mood swings in which one moment I’m incredibly happy and excited and the next I’m stressed and worried. I wouldn’t rule out madness but I am trying to take control of things and go back to acting like a normal person which also means that I hope to go back to my regular posting schedule.

In the meantime, did you know that The Perks of Being a Wallflower is coming out in September.I haven’t read the book (although it is already in my reader) but I saw the trailer and it looks great. I guess I’ll have to read the book for now but I am really excited.

Go away summer

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I hate summer, July and August are probably the worst moths in the calendar. It is hot, everything is crowded and, honestly, I never find anything in the sales. Add Spain to the mix and you won’t be able to leave the house until 7 or 8 because any time before that you might melt. I dislike people who wear shorts and flip flops in the city and I detest having to see other people’s vacation pictures. Nothing good has ever happened to me in the summer season and at this point I don’t expect it too. The no new episodes thing is killing me and I have never been a fan of ice-cream. Therefore, summer, just go away quickly and quietly.

Crank

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The first thing the author explains in the book is that this story is based in the story of her own daughter and her addiction to meth so it already gives you an idea of what is coming and yet I did not expect to be so moved by this stiry.

The story is pretty straight-forward. Kristina, a good girl and student, gets into drugs over the summer and then her whole life becomes controlled by them. Nothing you haven’t heard before and not less devastating because of that. Written on first person and in verse it is a very intense novel that had me uneasy and in tension the whole time I was reading it. This is a novel that will really get you in the shoes of the protagonist  and strike a chord.

There are two other novels after this one, Glass and Fallout, but I still haven’t gotten around to reading them. I have to prepare myself for such an intense read, and also find them at a reasonable price.

Cosmos

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There is something about a girls night out that just makes the world feel better. For one thing, it really makes me feel like it is summer and, also, it makes me feel like I can talk about almost anything and I won’t be judged. Almost. I have a feeling that we needed Cosmos but I wouldn’t know, I have never watched Sex in the City. And still it was good and felt exactly like what I needed.