January 1, 2017

Happy New Year! 2017 Reading Challenge

Happy New Year!

I feel like this season was super fast and crazy, specially at work, but my family and I had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. Last night we had a big and delicious dinner all together to wait until midnight to celebrate this new year. 

Regrettably, I failed miserable at my 2016 reading challenge.....I even thought about not making a reading challenge for this year, but I do love challenges, so I decided to challenge myself with a more realistic number.

Hopefully I can complete this challenge and read even more. I do want to read more non-fiction books and finally read all those to-be-read books I have on my bookshelf before I buy more.
Do you have any reading goals for 2017? Let me know in the comments, and we can support each other!

November 4, 2016

Book Review: Let it Snow by Jeanette Grey

Let it Snow by Jeanette Grey
Published November 1st 2016 by Forever Yours
Baby, it's cold outside . . .

'Tis the night before Christmas Eve and Holly wishes she hadn't volunteered to work the night shift. The weather is frightful and getting worse by the minute, and the same old annoying carols are blasting from the bookstore's speakers. But Holly's holiday spirit returns when the store's sexy new assistant manager arrives to keep her company. He has muscled arms, baby blue eyes, and a sweet pair of lips she wouldn't mind meeting under the mistletoe.

Sam is glad the snow is keeping away customers-it gives him a chance to get close to his favorite employee. Holly has always been a mystery to Sam, like a beautiful present he'd love to unwrap. When they're trapped by a full-blown blizzard, Holly breaks into the Christmas cookie display. Sam busts out a bottle of vodka from the boss's office. Soon the two are trading heated kisses-as well as secrets neither has ever felt safe enough to tell before. What started out as one naughty night together turns into something so much more.
Usually reading a novella means something light and fast. I was surprised that Let it snow, being a short novella, didn't seem rushed or too light. I felt like the characters really connected and the author made time to really let us understand them. Holly and Sam are a sweet couple, at first they seem like superficial but they aren't. They have some family issues and their light and fun flirting really meant something more in the end. I liked that they weren't too innocent, they had some steamy moments that were perfectly ratural.

Overall, I really enjoyed Let it snow, it's what a Christmas romance novella is supposed to be. Funny. but heartwarming.

October 9, 2016

Book Review: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Book Review: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

I'm a big fan of the Harry Potter universe. I remember when I first read the first book how much I loved it, and 11 years later I'm still enjoying these characters so much! I was lucky to visit The Wizardly World of Harry Potter a few days ago at Orlando and it was amazing! I can't even describe my excitement and how incredible it was to be there. Even mi fiancé, who haven't read the books, was impressed.

Anyway, I couldn't buy the new book, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child on the realease day, but I guess everything happens for a reason beacuse when I finally could buy it it was on sale! So I waited until my flight back home to relax and read it. Let me tell you, I was feeling very nostalgic to be reading again my favorite characters but also I was expecting more.

First of all, I hate reading scripts. One of the things I like more of these book series are the descriptions, so I wasn't happy reading a script. I knew that before reading it, so i wasn't surprised...just kind of angry with the author. Why waste a perfect and interesting story doing a play? Maybe that's a bit harsh, but I'm not a fan of theater either and most important, I don't think I'll be going to London anytime soon... so I had to settle with the script.

I was happy to know more about their adult life, but I feel that there was so much more!. I understand that it's time to follow the young generation, but I didn't fall in love with them. Maybe I needed more words to like them, but also I felt that this new friendship was kind of forced and too good to be true. Also, many times, specially at the climax, I felt like I was reading a fan-fiction... I mean, seriuosly??

Overall, I liked it but it wasn't what I wanted. It left me dissapointed, I wanted more!! But still, if you're a fan of this universe, is a most read. BTW, I'm re-reading the whole series...

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