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Interests: Reading *obviously*
- Enjoy my ramblings about books -
and music,tv shows, movies... whatever i feel like writing about really: It's a blog after all..
**Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
❝Noah holds the old man's hand, the man who taught him to fish and to never be afraid of big thoughts and to look at the night's sky and understand that it's made of numbers..❞
There are so many reasons that this short novella touched my heart strings. It came as no surprise however as mr. Backman is one of my fav authors: he just nails the old folk-young kids dynamic, with each of his books exploring a different one. On "And every morning the way home gets longer and longer", Noah's grandad is slowly descending into the abyss of Alzheimer's and together they try to come in terms with it.
We learn just how ordinarily extraordinary he was earlier in life, about his job and the story of how he met and lost the love of his life.
I laughed and cried while reading this and can't wait for his new book coming this spring!
Hey everyone! Just a quick update before heading to bed (it's two o'clock in the morning here in the netherlands)
1. What are you reading right now?
3 e-galleys (before you start cheering let me add that they were children's books)
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I haven't made a firm list so I'm not sure yet..
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Yes I had to eat =P
Plus I watched a movie (citizenfour - excellent documentary btw)
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
The positivity of everyone involved! +So many great mini challenges!!
❝It still seemed so magical that I could do that, and that he would kiss me back. So magical that we showed our weaknesses to one another, our fears and our fragility. ❞
Actually, the less you know about the story the better (that was emphasized enough in a couple of reviews I read of the book, making me want to read it more). So: read it.
The bottomline truth? you will not regret it.
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted @BreakingtheSpine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
So after a month of absence my pick for this week is "Big Mushy Happy Lump: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection" by Sarah Andersen.
Expected Publication: Mar 7th 2017
I loved the previous collection Sarah Andersen released and can't wait for this one!
This is a short story with an intriguing premise: Did you kill someone? Well, too bad for you. Because he comes back safe and sound at his house. That is 99 out of a 100 times. Our protagonist is tasked with "dispatching" people who are about to die - so they come back and live on. When his friend goes missing he will try to find him before it's too late. Grab this while you can as it's currently free at audible.
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
This month's whispersync for voice offers "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" for free. As per usual, first get the free kindle book here and click on the 'add audio narration for 0.00$', if you already own the kindle this is the free version at audible.
I can't wait to watch this!!!!!!!!!
I keep filling that bingo card a bit randomly..
I came across a different narration of the yellow wallpaper and I loved it. The narrator's voice nailed the creepy factor and even though I knew the story I loved every minute of it. Here is my original review of the story.
I first read Cujo when I was 13 or 14 I don't remember very well. What I do remember however was the nightmares that book gave me. I cannot look at a Saint Bernard dog and not get the chills. To this day it's one of the scariest books I have ever read and for the sake of the bingo I re-visited that book and purchased the audiobook. It's still scary but not as scary as I remember it. The narrator was rather good too, I must add.
This is a cute little story about a girl that chases her pumpkin with gorgeous illustrations!
I am terrified of sharks:
and I don't know if the film "Jaws" was partly or solemnly responsible for that. Either way finishing this audio counts as a personal achievement. The visuals I had in mind every time the shark appeared gave me the chills. Plus each appearance was paired with the appropriate music:
Of course the film and the book have many differences and it's one of those rare times that I prefer the movie to the book. It's not that the book wasn't good. Oh it was. The genius 'fish' is one beast to behold for sure. What I didn't care was the personal drama of the characters. What was the point of going over through a dinner party when there was terror in the waters??
When I was young I tried to overcome my fear, by learning as much as I could about these haunting creatures. And that did absolutely nothing to that end.. On the contrary, I now knew exactly how good killers sharks were. Do you know that they can sense creatures from km away? It's something called electroperception, which is an awesome ability but kinda of disturbing to know that one animal that has that has very very sharp teeth. (Of course that doesn't mean for one second that I do not feel disgusted when I see practices like this.)
Hello everyone! I hope you are having a lovely weekend!
I thought I'd share some of the books I bought this month. Some I already read and I have yet to post reviews and some I'm currently reading, like "The three dark crowns" which so far is a snooze fest...
Hey guys, I figured out how to change the color of my rating ribbon to much more the colors of my page.
I wrote a tutorial that took me ages to add all the pictures, as I figure it might help others tailor their pages to more of their liking. This applies to the folks with the wood theme. If you have other themes this probably won't work for you.
Also always save the code before doing any changes on a notepad, as you might accidentally erase a symbol that the code needs (it happens more times than you know!)
It's not a difficult thing to do and let me know if you need any help. The basic idea is to find the picture of the ratings the code uses and replace it. In vanilla mode (aka without alterations) the code uses the green ribbon rating picture. Let's say you want to have it in blue, or black.
First, save the picture I have on this post (the green one) and alter the colors to your liking. I wouldn't recommend paint as we want to keep the transparency on the bottom edge.
I used the excellent online editor: PicMonkey.com.
Open the picture and navigate to the effects (the magic wand on the left side toolbar)
Then scroll down until you find the "Tint" effect. Click on it and choose the desirable color from the palette.
Save the result.
Then upload it somewhere online. I chose to upload it on BL, on an empty post and then open the source code of my written text (the <> symbol at the end of the toolbar) and copy the img's url.
Now open the template of your theme and go to 'Edit HTML'. In the tag, find a line that reads and just below it copy this:
Just change the url in-between the brackets to your url. Click "Save" and then admire your new ribbon!
If you want to share this tutorial, feel free to do so (just link instead of reblog, as I'm bound to have made a few mistakes and I want to correct them by editing this post).
Questions? Suggestions? Let me know!