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Radical Spirit by Joan D. Chittister

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Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Convergent Books
Publication Date: 2017

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This book is about the twelve simple rules for healthy spiritual living that derives from the Rule of St. Benedict, a sixth-century book on leading to God-centered life, Sister Joan affirms the need to develop enduring values by shifting our attention to something greater than ourselves.She offers a practical program to help transform our thinking and rebel against our fears, judgments and insecurities.

There is no doubt that the author has a talent for writing, I like it when authors make an effort to make us understand what they want to say especially in the spiritual field, but I can not connectwith the book, it was very difficult to finish it even though I was interested in the subject. Humility is very important in the way of following God and the guidelines are very good.

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Remarkable Quotes or paragraphs:

“Knowledge of God and knowlegde of self give birth to humility.”

“God’s will for us is what’s left over when we have done everything we can possibly do to get out of doing what we’re doing rigth now.”

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3 corazones

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for a review.

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A very brief Review: US by Curtis Wiklund

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Sinopsis

Us is a book about the artist’s marriage, in this book he draw sketches that reveals the everyday intimate moments that make up a marriage.

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Opinion

I’ve never “read” a book like this, but I realy like it, I love the variations of the style of the drawins. This book is super cute and funny. It makes you feel all the emotions, it is as if this emotions come out of the drawings.

In the “not that positive” part I only have to say I wish it has more description of the pictures.

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Puntuation

4 corazones

I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.

 

 

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Booktubathon 2017 Wrap up

Hi, Today I bring you my wrap up for Booktubathon 2017, it was a really good experience the only thing I regret is that I had to do a lot of things in that week I think i could have done it better if it wasnt for that.

 

I only completed 3 books for a total of 318 pages.

BOOK WITH A PERSON ON THE COVER
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops – Jen Campbell, 119 pgs.
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Sinopsis (Goodreads):

From ‘Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?’ to the hunt for a paperback which could forecast the next year’s weather; and from ‘I’ve forgotten my glasses, please read me the first chapter’ to ‘Excuse me… is this book edible?: here is a book for heroic booksellers and booklovers everywhere.

My Opinion:

An entertaining book of funny things and strange expressions, is fast and easy to read and I get some laughs, I think it would be good to leave a reading slump.

Rating:

2 corazones

A BOOK FEATURING A CHARACTER DIFFERENT THAN YOU
Fables Vol. 1 Bill Willingham, 128 pgs,
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Sinopsis: (Goodreads)

When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters have created their own peaceful and secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment building called Fabletown. But when Snow White’s party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Fabletown’s sheriff, a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf (Bigby Wolf), to determine if the killer is Bluebeard, Rose’s ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber.

My Opinion:

It wasn´t  what I expected, I always liked the stories and I thought I love this, but the plot was loose with a mystery that didn´t make much sense and didn´t see how the detective solved it. It was at least entertaining and has a new way of presenting the characters of fairytales (at least something I had not seen)

Rating:

2 corazones

A BOOK IN ONE DAY

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies (Pottermore Presents #1), 71 pgs. (This wasn’t the book I had in my TBR for that challengue)

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Sinopsis (Goodreads)

Pottermore Presents is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing from the Pottermore archives: short reads originally featured on pottermore.com with some exclusive new additions. These eBooks, with writing curated by Pottermore, will take you beyond the Harry Potter stories as J.K. Rowling reveals her inspiration, intricate details of characters’ lives and surprises from the wizarding world.

These stories of heroism, hardship and dangerous hobbies profile two of the Harry Potter stories’ most courageous and iconic characters: Minerva McGonagall and Remus Lupin. J.K. Rowling also gives us a peek behind the closed curtains of Sybill Trelawney’s life, and you’ll encounter the reckless, magical-beast-loving Silvanus Kettleburn along the way.

My Opinion:

I loved to know more about the life of Minerva and Lupine. There are some parts too informative about things that did not interest me so much I think this wasn´t necessary. Thr writting style was good.

 

Rating:

3 corazones

I also read: (Incompleted)

20 of 80 pages-Lady Susan Jane Austen
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A HYPED BOOK
119 of 242 pages –We were liars . E. Lockhart 
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of 83 pages The little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (I hadn’t decided which book to read, so I started both)
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A BOOK ONLY OUTDOORS
82 of 377 pages –The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet Bernie Su and Kate Rorick
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Despite I don´t read all and I dont like all I read but despite of that I think it was sucessful, because I could spend more time reading and reconnect with books again.

 

 

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Booktubathon 2017 TBR

I am back.

Hello, I am so excited to be part of this readathon, that is the second time I participate.

I leave my video for that TBR here:

For those who doesn’t know what is Booktubathon, is a readathon event where people read as a community, there are games and challengues. It´s hosted by @ArielBissett it will be from JULY 24TH – JULY 30TH.

Here is the link of the Reading challenges video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ghLW…

There are seven challengues, I don’t Know if I can read all the books because I am a slow reader but I want to try, and here are my books:

BOOK WITH A PERSON ON THE COVER
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops – Jen Campbell, 119PGS
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A HYPED BOOK (I have two options)
We were liars . E. Lockhart , 242pgs
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or The little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 83 pgs
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A BOOK IN ONE DAY
Lady Susan Jane Austen, 80 pgs
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A BOOK FEATURING A CHARACTER DIFFERENT THAN YOU
Fables Vol. 1 Bill Willingham, 128pgs,
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This book is about a princess that now is a mayor of a city of fairytailes characters that live in the real world. (very different than you)

A BOOK ONLY OUTDOORS
The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet Bernie Su and Kate Rorick, 377pgs
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I dont know if I can acomplish that because I live in a second floor of an apartment, the only place outdoors are the stairs.

A BOOK CHOOSE BY THE COVER (I have two options)
Archie Vol. 2- Mark Waid, 176pgs
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or Jackaby de William Ritter, 299pgs
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SEVEN BOOKS
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing -Marie Kondō, 224pgs
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I hope I can read all.

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Review: Boss Bitch by Nicole Lapin

This is a book of empowerment for women, it is a guide on how to own your work and yourself. It is divided into three sections where it explains how to be a leader in each area, in your personal life, at work and in your own company.

I do not usually read business books or self-help books, but I LOVE THIS ONE.

The way it is written is wonderful and makes it not boring, I loved the examples, especially Doris´s, love the way she handle her work.

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This book is full of useful advice on important things, and even helped me to come up with some ideas.

When reading it it feels like the author put her personality in the book, and that made it something unique. This book is just what I needed right now.

5 Stars

-*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.*-

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Big Reading Slump

Hola!
I am back!
Estoy aquí hoy para hablar de un problema común de los lectores, el famoso “reading slump”, lo que yo definiría (según mi opinión) es la incapacidad de leer con el mismo interés o de conectarse con un nuevo libro, incluso la disminución total del deseo de leer.

Puede haber diversas razones para que este fenómeno se dé, ya sea que te ha gustado demasiado un libro y aun estas sumergido en el, que hayas leído un libro bien pesado, puede ser por razones emocionales o de estrés.

En la actualidad estoy pasando por esto y aun no he salido, me cuesta muchísimo leer cualquier libro, me han recomendado leer libros ligeros, lo cual he intentado pero simplemente no termina, estoy 13 libros por debajo de mi reto

Si alguno de ustedes conoce algo que puedo hacer para remediarlo, les agradecería me lo dejaran en los comentarios, es muy frustrante, para mi la lectura es un escape, un relajante y parte vital de mi vida.

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This Too Shall Pass Review

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This book is mainly about the fact that Blanca is forty years old and motherless and how she confronts this.

What I like

  • The setting, I would like to go to a place like this to relax.
  • The good relationship she has with her ex husbands, and how her ex hubands have a good relationship with her other son are that is not his. (Although I dont like one thing with Oscar)
  • I love the cover.
  • I like that she has people to care about her and be with her in bad moment.

We’re never as formidable as when we’re in love and our love is reciprocated.”

What I did not like

  • Blanca in general, I like people who are different but in this case I feel she use that to avoid compromise and to act like an adult, while I was reading I try hard to connect with her, feel her pain, but I couldnt, I didnt even seems she really was really sad for her mother, it seems like this death is a reminder that death is there and put her life in perspective more than the the loss of a loved one. I think She is Frivolous, self-center and immature.
  • Every woman owns her sexuality but I think that is the only thing on her mind besides the death of her mother.
  •  No real character developmen.

It was difficult for me to finish it, because I found it a little tedious

 

-*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.*-

 

If you want to know more about the autor or the book:

http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/306613/milena-busquets/

http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/252785/this-too-shall-pass-by-milena-busquets/

 

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Tome Topple TBR

This readathon is about to read books with 500 pages or more.

Its hosted by Sam  of Thoughts on Tomes  https://www.youtube.com/user/ThoughtsOnTomes
And Co-Hosts by:
Adriana – youtube.com/user/perpetualpages
Sarah-Jane – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzd1…
Sheema – IG: dreamthiefs & inejs.tumblr.com
Caz – youtube.com/user/littlebookowl
Bethany – bibliophilicwitch.tumblr.com

It will take place From midnight in your timezone on November 18 to midnight in your timezone on December 1st.

The CHALLENGES are:
1. Read more than 1 tome
2. Read a graphic novel
3. Read a tome that’s part of a series
4. Buddy read a tome
5. Read an adult novel

 

For graphic Novel

I want to read Blankets by Scott Thompson of 592 pages

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For a tome that’s part of the series

I want to listen to Days of blood and starlight by lainy Taylor in an audiobook  517 pages

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For an adult novel

I want to read the Witness by Nora Roberts of  534 pages  

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For a total of  1643 pages.

For the buddyread

I don’t have a buddy yet so if one of you want to be my partner leave me a comment.

 

If I can read all of the books I mentioned I will accomplished read more than one tome.

 

This is going to be a real challengue for me, but I will try my best to read all. Wish me luck!

I normally don’t read so fast but I want to give a try,
Goodreads group: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/…

Also follow @tome_topple for updates as well as using #tometopple!
 

 

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Matched in heaven – Review

 

 I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Angela Page and NetGalley!

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Authors: Angela Page and Kim Richards
ISBN: 1629293296

Format: Paperback, 180 pages

Published: October 1st 2015 by Eternal Press

Heaven is so differente than what we tought.

Jake and Mimi who are the “main characters” are dead and riddled with guilt. They play matchmaker for their spouses on Earth with the help Marcel. They arrange Samantha and Syd on Earth.

The premise of the book is so good and I think the author could do more with it. I´ve never read something like this, I really wanted to love it but I couldnt but, it feels incomplete.

I enjoy the fact that people had a chance to redeem themselves doing good things for other people. The total idea is so good but it was the developement what I didnt like, I dont know if its a thing of interest, because I expect more romance, mostly because it talks about matchmaking. I really expect more!

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