Friday, January 31, 2014

The ravings of an addicted writer

January is about to end and this new year is officially here. A discussion with a friend made me think and things got a little clearer on my mind.

I spent 2011 and 2012 writing. I wrote my first novel, Dazed, which was a good practice and a way to develop my skills, learn about language and grammar and POV and stuff I didn’t know before. I learned how to develop a story, to manage my thoughts and ideas and it was a wild travel!

And then like out of nowhere and when I was sure that I couldn’t possibly write anything else … Divided was born. I spent four months writing it and I was amazed on how easy it felt. As I’ve said before, it was like the characters recounted the story to me. It was magnificent.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A book is more than just a read

I’m sure most of you agree with me, right? We don’t just read something and that’s it. What we read affects us in all kinds of ways. How many times did you cry while reading a book? How many times did you get angry, or excited?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Think Out Loud: What's that voice?



This is Think out Loud. It’s a weekly meme created to help bloggers break out from the blogging bubble. The rules are simple. We post whatever we want and let people know what’s in our mind. Visit the creator on Thinks Books and join too. It’s so cool to share your random thoughts.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Monstrumologist: The Curse of the Wendigo

The Curse of the Wendigo is the second book in the Monstrumology series by Rick Yancey.

We are in Doctor Warthrop’s world again and the story is breathtaking. I was craving to read more about this mysterious stories and learn about new dangerous species. So I go back to 1897 and follow the Wendigo.

Come and join me.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Feature and Follow #30: Blogger BFF


It's Friday and here is another Feature and Follow.
You know how it works; AlisonCan Read and Parajunkee are the hosts and every week they have a new question for us to answer.  It’s a way to meet new blogs and bloggers and socialize. :) In the links above you can learn how you can join too and everything there is to  know. 
So, go grab the button and start meeting new people!!!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Harry Hole: The Bat


Have I told you the news? Well, it’s not news anymore, it’s been a while since I read that book, but I haven’t blog about it! 

I finally read the first Harry Hole book!

Some of you know how much I love Harry Hole series, but I started reading it from the seventh book. Then I moved to the forth, the third and then the first! Well, for that first book, I’m here to talk about. It’s called The Bat and it’s the beginning of Harry Hole’s adventures.

Care to join me in a discussion? Just press the button.  (I never include spoilers. So dig in.)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Feature and Follow #29: Blogger Resolution


It's Friday and here is another Feature and Follow.
You know how it works; AlisonCan Read and Parajunkee are the hosts and every week they have a new question for us to answer.  It’s a way to meet new blogs and bloggers and socialize. :) In the links above you can learn how you can join too and everything there is to  know. 
So, go grab the button and start meeting new people!!!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Think Out Loud: Listening is not easy



This is Think out Loud. It’s a weekly meme created to help bloggers break out from the blogging bubble. The rules are simple. We post whatever we want and let people know what’s in our mind. Visit the creator on Thinks Books and join too. It’s so cool to share your random thoughts.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Who said they are bad?

Today is all about the ‘bad’ characters. What do we feel about them?

Every story has at least one, every book and every legend. Those characters who are dark, cranky, mean and full of hatred, those are the backbone of our stories. How Cinderella would be like without an evil stepmother? How Aladdin would be like without Jafar? These stories and many more would be dull without the bad characters to spicy them up. And who doesn’t love a little pepper?