29 January 2016

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

The Time KeeperThe Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amazing book. I love it. It's one of the best books I've ever read.
The story is captivating and complex. It give so much to the reader.
The way that this book summarizes some of the most important thing in our lives is just unbelievable. I couldn't stop talking about this book to all my friends.
Since I've read it my view and understanding of the concepts of time has changed.

Update 1 year after I read the book:
I still catch myself thinking about this book from time to time. "The Time Keeper" turned out to be one of those books that are just unforgettable. It took a special place in my mind and heart. I thought me so much about myself and my views of life. The book is definitely going to my category: "1000 books you should read before you die".

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28 January 2016

Sex and the City part 2

How many time have you met great love?
I don't know how would I answer such question.
I don't know what qualifies for "Great Love".
I think that people tend to give this name "Great Love" to their past relationships, not to the present one.
From the distance of time past we tend to see only the good times, only the special moments. We forget all the times we felt miserable with that someone.
I have loved so many times, and so deeply and I have been hurt so much. I cannot say that I want to meet THE GREAT LOVE again. I think that in the end it just last too short and hurts too much.

25 January 2016

The Love Talisman: When Romance Turns Magic by Morgan K Wyatt

The Love Talisman: When Romance Turns MagicThe Love Talisman: When Romance Turns Magic by Morgan K Wyatt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is very, very pleasant. It tells a story about real love and real friendship and one a little unreal cat ;)
No, seriously the book is amazing. It is all a girl for oneself and it is so close to me. Like when I imagine some stuff about myself and a man that I have only seen on a movie or at best I have passed on the street.
This book is the perfect way to relax for a weekend. Just cuddle somewhere in a warm bed with a glass of wine, because with this book hot chocolate just would not do it!  The book is funny and interesting, it is easy to read and at the same time, it is the typical, predictable romance.
This book is for every lonely girl out there and for every girl that is in an unsatisfying relationship. It is for every girl like me, who count calories and cooks gourmet diners every chance she gets. This book is for us, so that we know that there really is nothing that can stop us from finding our soul mate. If Ellie could than I can too.
PS.: I got a cat and named it Mr. Biggs :)

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19 January 2016

Sir Princess Petra's Mission (The Pen Pieyu Adventures #3) by Diane Mae Robinson

Sir Princess Petra's MissionSir Princess Petra's Mission by Diane Mae Robinson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Now, that is one funny story!
Sir Princess Petra is amazing. She is so nice and brave and good and trusting! My nephew can’t wait to hear me read more from the book!
To be honest I chose this book for him only because of the name. I was so intrigued how a princess can be a Sir and I am happy I bought it.
Every character in the book has it proper place. Every character has a reason for existence and a purpose. It helps me teach my little boy that no matter how different he feels sometimes this is not a bad thing. It helps him understand that girls can love balls and blue and still be girls and boys can love pink and drawing and still be boys and that there is nothing wrong with that. It definitely breaks the prejudices about gender differences and expectations. I love it for that. I love the fact that dragons and crocodiles can be good!
One of the things that makes this book so special for me is the way that it teaches children to believe in themselves and to help others:
“Petra forced her voice stronger, ”We’ll show them, Snarls. We’re not scared of a new adventure, right? And one just never knows what is real until one sees it for oneself.”
Thank you for writing this book!

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17 January 2016

Firefly Hollow (Firefly Hollow, #1) by T.L. Haddix

Firefly Hollow (Firefly Hollow, #1)Firefly Hollow by T.L. Haddix
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The book is easy to read and captivating. It's a little different than most romance books that I come across lately, but it very pleasant.
I do not believe that I would read the next book in the series thought. The book is nice but there is something missing there that I cannot put my finger on. May be the drama is a little too much, or may be the love is too unrealistic, I cannot say firmly.
That said, I'd have to confess that I read it in two days ;)

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10 January 2016

Ratchet the Reluctant Witch

Ratchet the Reluctant WitchRatchet the Reluctant Witch by Sara Pascoe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The reason I am giving this book 5 starts is that it is so close to me. I am officially 28 years old now, and I am just begging to understand that I am an adult. I want to be a teenager again, so I could unsay to my parents a lot of the thing I said. On every page of this book I saw myself and I heard the things I said to them and I called them and said that I was sorry, but somehow it feels like too little too late.
This story is amazing. It is as realistic as it is not! It has magic and it has drama and at the same time, it has funny moments, and talking cats and dogs. It is funny and entertaining and it is serious and complex.
I truly believe that this is one of those books that People should read at least two times in their life: as teens and as adults. Moreover this book is definitely going to be on my future child reading list. It can make you laugh and roll in tears and it can make you smile in appreciation.
I believe that this book should be read from mothers too, so that they can remember what to be a confused teenager is.
My deepest respect and gratefulness to Sara Pascoe for Ratchet and her world.

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