RISE RED AS THE DAWN!

So I’m not really able to post a lot because my laptop broke since october and I’m kinda struggling to write posts on my phone but I feel like I really have to. And the first post of the year goes to Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard.

Rating: 5/5.

I felt so good returning to this story! Especially because I loooveeed the first one so much, I just had to read this one as soon as possible. There are just so many things happening, you wouldn’t even believe it! Victoria knew how to hit the readers. You know I post spoiler-free reviews but I gotta tell you, if you haven’t started the second one, you really should. And nothing will prepare you for it.

By the way, I’m gonna share with you guys the trailer for the third book, The King’s Cage (Click on the title of the book).

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23174274-glass-sword?ac=1&from_search=true

Frankenstein is THE DOCTOR!

For halloween I saved a place for a creepy book that would suit this holiday and I decided to go for  Frankenstein. I couldn’t be more dissapointed, I’m serious. I ruined my halloween reading joy.

Rating: doesn’t even deserve a 1 but I will give it 1/5.

If there is someone out there considering this book a masterpiece and an awesome classic, please convince me or just let me know what makes you think that.

I know I’m not a fan of classics or whatever but some of them are really good. I wanted to be freaked out by a story written in that classic old style. Something like Poe. But I just forced myself to finish it just because I wanted to give it a bad rating so people that are like me can find out some bad reviews too, not only the good words about it.

Besides the fact that the descriptions were awful, a paragraph written only about how the wind blows and how Frankenstein feels it, the story isn’t scary, man. It doesn’t have a drop of darkness in it that you can call “creepy”. Some crimes commited by the monster are not enough to make this book a horror one. Look at Stephen King, if he would’ve written it some crazy stuff would’ve happened. Not just deaths of people Frankenstein knew.

I appreciate Mary’s ambition to write a creepy book at 18 years old but this was so bad and awfully boring, I don’t even have words. It took me 5 days to finish it and it doesn’t even have 200 pages.

If you haven’t read it yet, you can go for it but embrace yourself for major boredom.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18490.Frankenstein?ac=1&from_search=true

“Oh I’d love to wear a rainbow everyday…”

Probably you didn’t even read the title, you just sang it. I’m a big fan of Johnny Cash and of course I couldn’t skip his autobiography, Cash.

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He’s a very appreciated man. I don’t think any other (country) musician can reach the Cash level. Whenever I’m talking to someone about him, all I hear are nice words about his music and himself.

I personally love his signature of being “the man in black” especially after I listened to the song. He was something (and still is) that the music industry needed.

I don’t really have a lot of words to say about his autobiography but I consider it a must-read for every Johnny Cash fan and I’m sure even his testimony about God will reach anyone’s heart.

Rating: 4/5

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35488.Cash?ac=1&from_search=true

We have always lived in the castle, and that’s it.

Before starting a book of course I check out the ratings and I skim through the reviews and I’ve seen many of them that said this book is creepy and disturbing and any synonym you can think of.

Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived In The Castle isn’t any of those. Don’t expect to be freaked out or something like that. You’ll just see a girl that lives with her sister and disabled uncle because the rest of the family died poisoned.

All the action revolves around this girl and her every day life. All of them are isolated in their big mansion and their society hates them and make fun of them, you probably get the idea.

There’s only one thing happening that “stands out” but it isn’t significant. It just takes place and then it fades away.

I wished they had supernatural powers or something like that.

Rating: 2/5.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/89724.We_Have_Always_Lived_in_the_Castle?ac=1&from_search=true

“I’m Louise as in geez Louise, you’re the best!”

You know, the Bob’s Burgers comics by Chad Brewster could’ve been really awesome if he knew how to play with the characters in a way that’s similar to the TV show.

But they’re not.

In my opinion Bob’s Burgers is the best show out there and I just thought of searching for the comics and I started reading them because I thought that maybe they’re inspired from the episodes and I could have some extra fun. Actually, in the comics you will find some short stories for every person of the family. And they’re not that good.

In every comic book there’s the same title for every story and the only thing that’s changing is the plot. I’ve only read the first 2 issues and then I abandoned the series cause it isn’t catchy at all and I really wasn’t curious if something better would come up.

Rating: 1,5/5. I’m sorry, I really wish it was better.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23126293-bob-s-burgers-1

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23286761-bob-s-burgers-2

3 o’clock blues

I’m not a huge fan of modern poetry but I give it a shot sometimes when I’m in the mood and I couldn’t have chosen a better book than The three o’clock in the morning sessions by Angie Martin.

I was scrolling on Amazon Kindle’s free poetry books and the title, let’s face it, it’s pretty catchy. So I downloaded it and I’ve made myself cozy and started reading it and soon enough I finished it.

There’s so much beauty in it, you have to check it out. It’s like a collection of ballads and every poem gives you a certain feeling. They’re short but Angie has the right words to share whatever she felt at that moment. You can feel that she’s really pouring out her soul and feelings. You feel her sadness and you can also relate to those poems.

What made this book better than some others are the short narrations. You’re gonna find 2  great short stories as deep as those poems are but embrace yourself for the last one. I wanted more of it.

Totally recommended!

Rating: 4/5

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21873689-the-three-o-clock-in-the-morning-sessions?ac=1&from_search=true

BOB DYLAN FOR PRESIDENT!

All my respect for this man. I always loved him and listened to his songs for years and I appreciate him for what he is and finding out today that he won the nobel prize in literature just made my heart smile.

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I’ve seen there were many people complaining that he didn’t really deserved it, that maybe Murakami should’ve won. These people are the ones that never actually read his lyrics. I really recommend them to take a break on hating and just check out some of his songs or just read the lyrics and it might change their minds.

I’m a huge fan of Murakami myself and I would’ve been happy as well if he would’ve won but there’s something unique about Dylan’s writing

“… and songs, to me, were more important than just light entertainment. They were my preceptor and guide into some altered consciousness of reality, some different republic, some liberated republic.”.

It’s so awesome seeing a songwriter and folk artist at the same time being included between novelists and poets (writing songs it’s still poetry tho’), I guess the times they are a’changing.

Congratulations, Bob Dylan! May your legacy reign forever.

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