December 31, 2016

Reading Report 2016

Happy New Year, everyone!

2016 has come to an end, so this is the perfect season to look back to all of the books I've read this past year. As you'll find out in this infographic, manga have dominated my reading list, while the majority of the books I read were written by female authors. How was your reading year, and what are your plans for the future?

December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Christmas quote How the Grinch stole Christmas Dr. Seuss

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope that you spend this day among the people you love the most! 🎄

December 19, 2016

The Reading Book Post, December 19th

Hello, everyone! Christmas is just a few days and I can't wait! I imagine the presents and all of the gingerbread cookies I'm going to consume! Unfortunately, it isn't snowing in my area although I'm still hoping for white Christmas. Anyway, let's see what happened in the literary world the previous week.

  • Can't get enough of the Red Rising trilogy? Well, I have great news for you: Pierce Brown is releasing a new book that will continue the story of the popular books. In fact, Iron Gold launched a brand new trilogy set in the same galaxy as Red Rising. You can now preview the cover of Iron Gold, as well as learn more about its plot. 

  • BOOK TRAILER ALERT! By now, you all know my love for those small videos, so here is the chance to eatch another one. This time you can watch the book trailer for All Our Wrong Todays, by Elan Mastai. Alongside the trailer, you can read the first 8 chapters of the novel.

  • Hearts in Suspension is officially out. Stephen King with 10 other -out of the 13- essay authors for this collection gathered to launch this brand new book. In Hearts in Suspension the authors describe their experiences at the University of Maine during the '70s. 

  • We were all shocked by the Orlando mass shooting on 12 June. The comic book author Marc Andreyko suggested and created an anthology that would benefit the victims. The anthology is called Love is Love and it featured work from the decumentarian Morgan Spurlock, the actor Matt Bomer, and comedians Patton Oswalt and Taran Killam, among others.

  • Have you ever wondered how come the princesses are usually so hopeless towards danger? Well, a mom gave a slight transformation to her daughter's Disney princess book and the message is really empowering!

  • I love when shows have plenty of literary references. Here is a list of all the literary references on Younger. Maybe I should binge-watch it!

  • There are times when you are reading a new book you've picked up and you are so engrossed by it that you can't put it down. But there are some times that you notice something strange with the text. Yes, I'm talking about those typos that can happen to all of us! Here is a list of typos found on first editions of some well-known and popular novels.

  • Can You Match the Christmas Quote to the Book? Take the quiz to find out! This quiz just reminded me of some wonderful Christmas reads, like My True Love Gave Me, which I might just start re-reading it now that I'm thinking about it!

December 12, 2016

The Reading Book Post, December 12th

Hello, everyone! I'm in such a Christmas mood these past few days that I'm always thinking about the gingerbread cookies, and the tree, and all the decorations. Of course, some Christmas-y books couldn't miss from my reading list, but would you recommend to me a specific one that I simply have to read? Anyway, let's see what happened in the literary world the previous week.

  • Sara Baume was awarded the Faber Memorial prize for fiction for her novel Spill Simmer Falter Wither. It's noteworthy that this was her debut novel. 

  • Bob Dylan didn't attend the Nobel Prize ceremony, although he has finally accepted the great honour. His speech was delivered by the US ambassador. Furthermore, Stephen King, the king of horror, has defended the musician's win of the Nobel Prize in literature. He went as fas as to call all of those who complain sour grapes.

  • Another great author joins the protest against the Chinese president Xi Jinping for his treatment of the writers, which includes detainment, imprisonment, and censorship. China has the highest number of imprisoned authors in the world! Salman Rushdie has joined JM Coetzee, Margaret Atwood, and Neil Gaiman, among other 120 writers and activists. 

  • The end of 2016 is near and it's no surprise that all sort of list will shortly begin to appear. Amazon has revealed the 2016's Top-Selling New Releases. Of course, it's no surprise that JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child topped up the list!

  • Stephenie Meyer has a new book and this time it's an adult novel. The book is called The Chemist and it has just hit the shelves. If you haven't yet decided whether to give this a try you can read a small excerpt from it.

  • H.G. Wells is definitely a great and influential writer. But, what if I told you that he is making a comeback 70 years after his death? A lost ghost story of the author has recently been discovered among his many manuscripts. The story is called The Haunted Ceiling and it was printed for the very first time!

  • We might already feel the winds of winter, but the George R.R. Martin's book with the same name has yet to be released. Moreover, the fantasy writer declared that this instalment of the series will definitely not be "a happy feel-good" one. I really can't tell if I'm eager or I dread to read it!

  • Which Fictional World Would You Be Born Into? Take the quiz to find out! I got Middle Earth to no-one's surprise, if I might add! What did you get?