Sunday, June 26, 2016

E3 2016 Games I'm Excited About + I'm Moving!

Every year, I'm looking forward to know what's going to be revealed at E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo). Sadly, I can't really get all excited because, since I live in Venezuela, I can't afford to buy the new consoles and games, so all those cool new things are out of my reach. But no more...

Monday, June 20, 2016

Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart

Title: Is It Just Me?
Author: Miranda Hart
Publisher: Hodder
Genre: Humor, Nonfiction, Memoir
Publication: October 1, 2012

My Rating: 3/5

Well hello to you dear browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes unexplained nudity, that accompanied childhood and adolescence?

Does everybody struggle with the hazards that accompany, say, sitting elegantly on a bar stool; using chopsticks; pretending to understand the bank crisis; pedicures - surely it's plain wrong for a stranger to fondle your feet? Or is it just me?

I am proud to say I have a wealth of awkward experiences - from school days to life as an office temp - and here I offer my 18-year-old self (and I hope you too dear reader) some much needed caution and guidance on how to navigate life's rocky path.

Because frankly where is the manual? The much needed manual to life. Well, fret not, for this is my attempt at one and let's call it, because it's fun, a Miran-ual. I thank you.

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Crown by Kiera Cass

Title: The Crown (The Selection #5)
Author: Kiera Cass
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Published: May 2016

My Rating: 2/5

When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force Eadlyn even further into the spotlight, she realizes that she might not be content remaining alone.

Eadlyn still isn’t sure she’ll find the fairytale ending her parents did twenty years ago. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and soon Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more impossible—and more important—than she ever imagined.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Ultimate Truth, Knowledge & Wisdom by Sanjay Goel

Title: The Ultimate Truth, Knowledge & Wisdom
Author: Sanjay Goel
Publisher: Notion Press
Genre: Spirituality, Philosophy, Psychology
Publication: December 17, 2015

My Rating: 3/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

What is the purpose of life? Do worldly success, material comforts, health and wealth ensure happiness and peace? What are good and bad Karmas? What causes all that happens to us in this life... our karma or fate? Is there a state called death? Is there rebirth after death? Is everything preordained, or are we responsible for our doings? How can we achieve ultimate peace and bliss? These are some of the questions that we keep asking ourselves all the time... Drawing from the wisdom of ancient Vedic philosophy and personal experience, the answers to these and many more such oft repeated questions are touched upon, going on to cover the gist of the Vedantas and the supremacy of Karma Yoga, interspersed with practical tips for modern day life, such as the qualities of a good leader, who is an ideal Guru, the effects of philosophy on health, benefits of meditation, etc...

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Portrait of Passion by Lynne Barron

Title: Portrait of Passion (Idyllwild #1)
Author: Lynne Barron
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Publication: August 30, 2013

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Author's publicist

What’s a gentleman to do when a mysterious lady with a secret past and a reputation frayed around the edges suddenly appears in London in pursuit of his naive young cousin, setting the gossips’ tongues wagging, stirring his family into pandemonium, and driving him mad with her irreverent ways? If the gentleman in question is Simon Carlisle, Viscount Easton, the answer is quite simple. Seduce the beguiling lady. But Miss Beatrice Morgan isn’t your average tarnished lady. She’s lived a slapdash life wandering the globe like a gypsy, painting fantastical portraits of duchesses and landscapes featuring a crumbling old fountain, all the while harboring a secret desire to return to the only home she’s ever known. Will Beatrice sacrifice her honor, her virtue, her very heart to reclaim Idyllwild?

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

I was SO excited to go see this movie, I'm a huuuge fan of Alice in Wonderland, and I loved the first movie from 2010, so there was no way I was not looking forward to this!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Court of the Dead: The Chronicle of the Underworld by Tom Gilliland, Landry Q. Walker, Corinna Sara Bechko, Sideshow Collectibles

Title: Court of the Dead: The Chronicle of the Underworld
Author: Tom Gilliland, Landry Q. Walker, Corinna Sara Bechko, Sideshow Collectibles
Publisher: Insight Editions
Genre: Graphic Novel, Horror
Publication: May 17, 2016

My Rating: 3/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

In the sprawling citadels of the Underworld, deep within the vast libraries of Voxxingard, a curator sits. Staring at an empty tome, he ponders the puzzle that has been laid out before him by his Master, the shepherd of souls known as Death — a question deceptive in its simplicity, “What is the purpose of the realm of the dead?”

To answer this, the curator must write a journal chronicling the rise of the Underworld and the history of the never-ending war of Heaven and Hell. From the lowest scavenger of corpses to the highest chancellor, all those within the Underworld must be questioned and examined. For what is the purpose of the land of the Dead? Is it a haven for the refugee spirits of the mortal world? A sinister part of the celestial war machine that threatens to consume reality itself? Or does it instead serve to bring true balance to the long abandoned promises of Heaven and Hell? Accompany Death’s curator on his strange journey as he unravels the most terrible and wonderful secrets found within the Court of the Dead.

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