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text 2018-05-27 10:13
Another short meme

1. Favorite book-to-screen adaptation?

The Circle by Mats Strandberg and Sara Bergmark Elfgren. I think the movie was actually better than the book, which wasn't bad either.

2. Movie tie-in covers yay or nay?

Maybe?

3. Book you most want to see adapted to screen?

Almost anything by Diana Wynne Jones and the other books in the Circle series.

Source: crimsoncorundum.dreamwidth.org/187589.html
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url 2018-05-26 18:00
Nueva novela española
Siempre Estare Contigo - Manuel Barrero

Esta es la historia real de una familia española como muchas, es la historia de mi familia, gente de campo con muchos sueños, que no se conformaron con su destino, sino que decidieron cambiarlo, lucharon por alcanzar sus metas con muchos esfuerzos y sacrificios, no es un texto de historia, aún cuando la novela se ambienta en los principios del siglo XX, he tratado de llevar un hilo lógico de los acontecimientos, con el desarrollo de la historia, de la manera más objetiva posible y sobre todo con mucho respeto por aquellas personas que pudieran identificarse ellos ó familiares de ellos, con las vivencias que aquí se narran.
Los personajes y algunas situaciones son figurados, para proteger a las personas reales que vivieron dichos acontecimientos, la historia comienza en Asturias, en un remoto caserío llamado Faidiello, allí nació el personaje principal de la novela, sus primeros años, la salida del pueblo, el servicio militar y sus inicios como trabajador del ferrocarril del norte.

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url 2018-05-26 14:26
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Conscious Parenting: Mindful Living Course for Parents - Nataša Pantović Nuit
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Source: www.amazon.com/Nataša-Nuit-Pantović/e/B00TUA1528
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review 2018-05-26 12:42
Browse: The World in Bookshops
Browse: The World in Bookshops - Henry Hitchings

An excellent collection of essays from writers all over the world, all centering on the bookshops that have most impacted their lives, shaped them, or are just plain favorites.

 

Writers from nearly every corner of the globe (no Aussies or Antarticans) tell their stories and of the entire collection, only one - Iam Sinclair - failed for me.  While all the others wrote odes to bookshops, Sinclair seemed more content to use bookshops as a front for his diatribe against politics.  His essay, his right, but in the company of the other authors in this book, it felt brash and strung-out.  I found his writing florid and at times incomprehensible too.  Having never read his other works, I have no idea if this is congruent with his style, or a one-off; either way, it was the only speck on an otherwise perfect collection.

 

Because I enjoyed the rest so thoroughly (ok, Dirda's essay was just ok) it's impossible to pick a labourite.  If you feel your soul sing when you walk into a bookshop, I think this collection is well worth investigating.  

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review 2018-05-26 06:52
Adrift...
Adrift - Rob Boffard

Loved it! The suspense was great and there was non-stop action the entire ride! I literally held my breath through quite a bit of the book.

 

The boys, Corey and Malik, were my favorite characters out of all of them, besides the pilot, Captain Jana Volkova, I liked her a lot too, but the kids were seriously the stars of the show.

 

I only had an issue with one small part-

 

Roman turned sides way too easily. It seemed like one minute he was plotting their demise and the next he was helping to save them. I can see what the author was trying to show-that Corey being a child had a profound effect in his decision but geez, it just happened a little too quickly. 

 

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All-in-all a nice thrilling space adventure and definitely worth reading!

 

*I received this ARC from the author and the Goodreads FirstReads program in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

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