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 Just a book lover...

I Found it!

when I finished reading Insurgent, I was wondering in which faction would belong. In my Insurgent post, I wrote that I would like to be in Erudite or in Amity.

According to this test, my result is...

 

Divergent!

 

"Inconclusive.
You broke the system. You fit in two or more different factions, no matter what combination of factions, you better beware: they will kill you. "

divergent

O.O Ok...

Somebody else is a Divergent?

Allegiant  - Veronica Roth

So this is the last movie of the divergent series!

The soundtrack, just as the other movies, awesome.
The special effects, getting better.
The cast, am... not fill my expectations, but it is a good cast.
The plot... I'll just say it looks like is true to the book, like it looked it was going to be in the second movie (considering that the plot of the last movie was so differently from the one of the book)

Definitely the first movie is my favorite!

The Richest Man In Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon - George S. Clason

Very frequently my dad gives me books, not the books that I want, the ones that he wants me to read.
This was one of them.


I found it on my cleaning day.

When my dad gave it to me I didn't find anything interesting so I just store it, like many others.But that day it looked like the most awesome treasure!

 

Suddenly I had in my hand some answers to one of my problems, money.
Specifically how to acquire and maintain it; explained in one of the best ways, with parables and stories!


Stories about Babylon!
Babylon for my has always been such a magical city.


So full of intrigue I start reading it, just to find the most simple rules or lessons in a clear and encouraging language.

With so much important information I can hardly say which is my favorite part...

 

I guess some books are destined to meet us just when we need them.

The Business Of The 21st Century

The Business of the 21st Century - Robert T. Kiyosaki

Somebody told me to read books that really teach me something, he did not want me to read fantasy book, which I replied was that all the books has something to teach us even if that is only grammar and orthography.


Truly some books teach us more than others...

and thats why I decided to start reading one book of this every month.


My curiosity took me to this awesome book, which I finished in two days, I couldn't put it down!
I'm in love in the way how Robert Kiyosaki writes about economy.

It is so clear, and makes me want to read more and know more about finances... a topic that I never thought to be interested.


He objectively critical the business of network marketing, but more than that, he offers a lot of good information; Its the perfect book for making a decision or better understand the "Business Of The 21st Century".

The Scorch Trials - James Dashner

I can't deny I don't like it, it is amazing.

The effects just like in the first movie are greats;

the new cast, like Brenda or Jorge,are so perfect;

and the soundtrack was just marvelous...


But why they have to change so much the plot!!!!!
x.x
once again I have to say the post- apocalyptic city is awesome *O*
I think the party was my favorite part! o(*^▽^*)o

 

By the way I promise to finish my updates this week e.e

The Scorch Trials

The Scorch Trials - James Dashner

I am really enjoying this serie, it is getting intense...

I really can't remember what was waiting but it was different and I like it; I think that is something that makes it so brilliant! You can't imagine what's gonna happen next.


Something I love was how the play with their mines. Like Thomas, in the beginning it is too loving and caring, but in the end that is starting to disappear. You can feel how he is trying to fight it (all that pain, and hate), and still trying to be positive and keep some hope.
And I dont know if is the first book or just me but something tells me no to trust in girls!
Brenda is like super weird... And lets not talk about Teresa, I never like her, but she really is the chaos!!


Another thing I really like was the post- apocalyptic city, it's the only thing that have sense, talking about pollution in the present.


The writing is super fresh and easy. So perfect for young adults, I suppose.


I think I found the perfect metaphor to explain how i feel while reading this serie... it is like being drunk!
Hahahahahahahahaha


You can see what it is happening, hear it, feel it but you cant fully understand it, and you can never be sure if it is really happening...

I only expect the last book no to be the hangover XD


(Actually I have never being drunk, but i imagine it must be something like that.)

 

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"I'm sorry, I only date fictional characters." #dreamdate #booklove

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Literary Bars -- for St. Patrick's Day! #StPatricks #literarybars

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Crying over the deaths of fictional characters. #BeenThereDoneThat #WhoaIsMe

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Back to the Classics 2016

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This will be my third year to participate in the Back to the Classics challenge, having successfully completed it in 2014 & 2015. This challenged is hosted by Karen on her fabulous blog Books and Chocolate!

 

This year's categories are:

 

1. A 19th Century Classic.
2. A 20th Century Classic.
3. A classic by a woman author.
4. A classic in translation.
5. A classic by a non-white author.
6. An adventure classic.
7. A fantasy, science fiction, or dystopian classic.
8. A classic detective novel.
9. A classic which includes the name of a place in the title.
10. A classic which has been banned or censored.
11. Re-read a classic you read in school (high school or college).
12. A volume of classic short stories.

 

All books must be at least 50 years old to count! 

 

You can find my planning post here, and the project page, with links to the reviews from 2014 & 2015, here!

The Little Prince

The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Little Prince is such an interesting book, too little and fast to read.


Sometime I heard that the interpretation of the book will depend on your age, like all books, I think. But this book in special should answer the questions of the children, of the adolescents and the adults...


This is the first time I read it so I dont know if it is true; but I have to say that the little Prince gave me a new perspective of common things.
Another thing I see in the book is this kind of features, satirically, of what people can become when they turn adults...


So I am curious...
Somebody has another interpretation of the book, that do not mind share it with me?

Please n.n

Allegiant

Allegiant  - Veronica Roth

I feel this book isn't a fast reading like Insurgent.
Maybe is because of this whole new information about Tris family and the past events in the world, or the emotional burden of having two points of view.


I like the idea of the two point of view, because it gives us a complete picture of what is happening, which was very useful, because with the communication problems that Tris and Tobias have throughout the book we would have missed a large part of the story.

( XD hahaha)


Talking about Tris, I feel like his character could have developed more, she is like paralyzed... I don't know if it is for the change that she have in the first two books that I could not notice anything new about her way of thinking. And this for my, make her a little bit predictable.

Tobias well... he has a internal fight for his genes, and because of that in the end he completely changed.

 

In the end I felt a little disappointed, it wasn't the end I was expecting. :/

Wizards, Warriors and You, #1

The Forest of Twisted Dreams (Wizards, Warriors and You, #1) - Earl Norem, R.L. Stine

First of all i'm taking advantage of this post  wishing you all a Happy new year!!, and hoping you were able to complete all the goals you had set for 2015.
 In my case I had to change of school and this made my world upside down... in a good way! This was one of my best years (if i can say it with my short age); but took me so much time this whole change that I almost couldn't read, thus to not being able to complete my reading challenge, and not even being able to do my updates.
But am back!
And ready for this new year!
Really feels just like coming back home...
Now let´s forget about my, and lets go to the important THE BOOK.
I read it like 20 times and never reach the end!! I am starting to think maybe am a bad wizard, I always get killed! but...
I love it anyway! it's really amazing, I didn't knew this kind of books existed.
So easy and fast to read.The perfect snack!
I will keep trying to reach the end as a WIZARD!
...because i dont want to be a warrior XDD

11 back to school accessories all book lovers must have

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Holiday adventures? Checked. Sunburn? Checked. Sand on a carpet, in your bed, in a bag? Checked. Screams on a roller-coaster? Checked. Crazy photos? Checked. Completed TBR pile? Checked in 50%. Packed school bag? Not yet. 

 

Farewell holidays, welcome new school year. But worry not my friends - here we come with a helping hand! These 11 accessories will help you stay in the bookish mood in school setting. Stay strong and read on. 

 

 

1. These bookish pencils with your favorite book quotes will help you stay in a good shape outside your reading room.

 

via Etsy

 

 

2. These cool bookmarks will show exactly how you feel about the passage!?!

 

via Kate Spade

 

 

3. These socks are simply too cool not to have them during the semester!

 

via ModCloth

 

 

4. This blouse will end up all rumors about your super powers. Isn't that obvious?

 

 

via Human

 

 

5. This punk rock authors tote bag is a badass in schoolbags and it's a #MUSTHAVE!

 

via Out of Print

 

 

6. With this lunch box, you'll have a minute or two to finish up a chapter. Perfect!

 

via Zazzle

 

 

7. This personalized travel mug is a perfect wake up cup for commuters. Reading & drinking coffee -- can you imagine a better morning? 

 

via Picture In A Dream on Etsy

 

 

8. This watch will remind you that there's aways good time for a book. 

 

 

found on Ebay

 

 

9. These lovely notebooks will give you plenty of space for your notes, comments, quotes, and your homework - if you find an empty page (yeah, wishful thinking).

 

via Book Lover Gifts

 

And for your deepest literary thoughts, use this marvelous leather journals. 

 

 found on Book Lover Gifts and AliExpress

 

 

10. Even the biggest hard core reader needs to stay in touch with real people (oh man, seriously?). This charging dock will charge not only your phone but also your mindset. "May the Force be with you." 

 

via Rich Neeley Designs on Etsy

 

 

11. These sticky notes will show you way back to the highlighted passages and favorite quotes. 

 

via Amazon

 

 

This sticky notes set allows you to mark a book page with an appropriate emoticon, and you'll feel like on BookLikes again - how cool is that! :D 

 

 via Amazon

 

Jennifer Lawrence's 10 movies based on books

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Jennifer Lawrence

 

Last weeks broke the news that Jennifer Lawrence will take part in yet another book adaptation. After spectacular success of Hunger Games trilogy (the second part of Mockingjay hits theaters this Fall) the news may not surprise you but did you know that JLaw has a collection of ten movies based on books in her filmography? Here's an overview of Lawrence's book-to-movie picks, including those already made and awaiting movie projects. 

 

Oh and one more thing: it's a special day today - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JENNIFER! :-)

 

 

When asked about favorite YA series JLaw answered without hesitation:

 

Harry Potter. I was so crazy about Harry Potter I read it twice.

All of them twice. I didn’t have a favorite,

I thought they were all amazing.

 

Although JLaw picked Rowling's fantasy series as her ultimate hit she's more than eager to cast in book-to-movie adaptations from various genres. The actress has been known and appreciated by movie critics prior Hunger Games Part One movie but it is this very title that brought her international fame and crowds of fans. Hunger Games trilogy, however, wasn't the first adaptation Lawrence took part in. 

 

  • In Winter's Bone based on Daniel Woodrell's novel Jennifer Lawrence played seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly who looked after her mentally ill mother. The actress gained praises and left a significant mark in the movie business receiving numerous awards and nominations proving she's a young and much talented actress. 


 

 Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell  

 

Literary Exploration on Booklikes

Ree Dolly’s father has just skipped bail for Crystal meth charges. They will lose their house if he doesn’t show for his next court date. With two little brothers depending on her, Ree knows she must find and bring back her father dead or alive. But life in the Ozarks is harsh and she learns quickly... read more
 
blackguysdoread reviewed it:
I love it when I read a book or watch a movie and I discover a new and unique world or community that I was never familiar with before. Daniel Woodrell writes about the tight knit communities in the Missouri Ozark Mountains. I'm almost totally unfamiliar with small American towns like this... read more
 

 

 

  • The international success came with the adaptation of the first part of Suzanne Collin's dystopian series The Hunger Games, and continues with next parts.

 

  

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

 

Papyrus to Datapad reviewed it:
There is a lot to dislike about this ridiculously popular book. The main character, the rather awkward romance triangle, the "wow i'm so tough and jaded" constant inner monologues of the main character. The self serving nature of the main character. The rather obscure, evil-for-evil's sake of the... read more
 
Linz Loves Romance reviewed it:
Over the span of a week, my husband and I watched the Hunger Games movies (as of this post three are out). We really enjoyed them so I decided to listen to the audiobook. I really liked it though the narrator sounded quite a bit older than Katniss' 16 years. Still, it worked for me and I'll be reading... read more
 

 

 

 

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 

 

 

One Eyed Reader reviewed it:
This is immensely better than the first book, in my opinion, and definitely my favorite book in the series. In fact, it's the only one that I can honestly say that I enjoyed reading.However, there are still many parts, mainly regarding the writing style, that bug me. The comprehension of this entire... read more

 

YouKneeK

YouKneeK reviewed it:
This second book was another quick, light read. The writing was just as entertaining, and held my interest all the way through. However, some of the content was a little less interesting to me. The love triangle had too much page time in this story for my tastes. It had been introduced in the ... more
 
 
 
  
 
 
The Never-Ending Bookshelf
I read this whole series pretty quickly. I really enjoyed the books and, so far, the movies. This book was really engrossing. I was glad to see so much of the story tied up throughout the book. There were some things happening that surprised me. I thought the story arc was realistic under the ... read more
 
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart reviewed it:
This is the final book of "The Hunger Games" series, and the first one for which I had not been front-loaded by seeing the film.I have to say, this book really was the best of the three. At this point, Katniss Everdeen has become the figurehead for the revolution against the Capitol and its cruel... read more
 
 
 
The second part of Mockingjay hits big screens November 2015. Asked about her favorite Hunger Games movie, Jennifer said:
 
Probably Mockingjay, with Hunger Games a close second,
I say that because in Mockingjay I get to be Joan of Arc.
Except I live to tell the tale!
 
 

 

 

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick 

  

Constantly Moving the Bookmark

Pat Peoples has just come home from “the bad place”. He is doing everything he can to give his life a happy ending and just does not understand why his family and friends refuse to talk about his beloved wife Nikki. He understands that something happened and he is doing his best to make... read more
 
Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log reviewed it:
This book follows Pat Persons as he deals with reintegrating in life following a stay at a neurological health facility, he can't remember swaths of time and is completely obsessed with bettering himself to win Nikki, his wife, back. During this reintegrating he befriends Tiffany, his best friends... read more
 

 

 

  • In 2014 Jennifer and Bradley Cooper (starring also in The Silver Linings Playbook) reunited on the set of Serena based on novel by Ron Rash. This American-French drama tells a story of newlyweds running a timber business in 1930s North Carolina. 

 

 

Serena by Ron Rash

 

 

Remember When the Music

While the setting is not one to which I would typically be drawn – a Depression-era North Carolina lumber camp – Ron Rash’s characters, boldly drawn and irresistibly ruthless, are what make Serena truly worth reading. It begins when the title character, Serena, arrives in Waynesville, North Carolin... read more
 
BradyBooks
BradyBooks reviewed it:
Serena is a man killer. Literally. She eats babies and cute puppies for lunch....and has no redeeming qualities as a character. Normally, that would make me put down a book in a heartbeat because I don't like my characters to act without a conscience. Instead I'm in love with anti-heroes... read more
 

 

 

 

Jennifer Lawrence's future

book-to-movie projects

 

 

 

East of Eden by John Steinbeck   

 

The Book Magpie's Nest

This book is beautiful. It's so simply written and yet it explores the complexity of a million different issues with a deft hand. Yes, it is flawed - but it hardly matters when it offers the kind of reading experience that it does. I get the feeling your perspective has a lot to do with how you... read more
 
even with nougat, you can have a perfect moment
This book is beautiful. It's so simply written and yet it explores the complexity of a million different issues with a deft hand. Yes, it is flawed - but it hardly matters when it offers the kind of reading experience that it does. I get the feeling your perspective has a lot to do with how you read more
 
 
 
the dilemma of reading
The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner... read more

 

Welcome to

Welcome to reviewed it
When I picked this book up, I didn't think I would be able to get through it. Why? Because I found Don's voice to be dry, overly logical, and overwhelmingly factual. Interestingly enough, that's exactly why I ended up loving this book. Don is a character that will be impossible to forget. I've never... read more

 

 

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

 

Telynor's Library, and then some

This was quite a book. Set in Iceland in 1828, it is the tale of Agnes, a servant who has been sentenced to death for murder. Sent to live with a family to work while her appeal wends it way in distant Denmark, Agnes must come to grips with the future that awaits her. Gradually, bit by bit... read more
 
Constantly Moving the Bookmark
In 1829 Agnes Magnusdottir, was convicted of killing her former employer (and part time lover) and his friend. Without the availability of a prison to house female inmates Agnes is sentenced to await her execution on a local farm. Although the family is, understandably, reluctant to have Agnes... read more
 
 

It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario 

 

 

 

Memories From Books on Booklikes

It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario begins from her childhood to how she came to be a photojournalist and through her work across the world from New York to Libya to Darfur to Afghanistan. It describes what it takes to be a photojournalist... read more
 
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Sources:  

http://www.ew.com/article/2013/11/11/hunger-games-cast-ya-books 

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/109417-jennifer-lawrence-and-gary-ross-head-east-of-eden-plan-burial-rites 

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/oct/08/jennifer-lawrence-killer-iceland-burial-rites 

http://deadline.com/2013/09/hunger-games-jennifer-lawrence-gary-ross-reteam-steinbecks-east-of-eden-596300/ 

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/jennifer-lawrence-romantic-comedy-rosie-project-1201537711/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Lawrence

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2225369/