25 February 2018

Diumenge - Català; Ara i Sempre

We have another day to enjoy the weekend! So today is... Diumenge! /dɪʊmendʒə/

Diumenge is Sunday of course! Any good book to read while you are enjoy a delicious coffee? Because I have a pile to recommend you if you need any help! ;)



Ok, let's continue with the song, today we will add another day, of course.

La masovera - Ara va de bo               The Farmer - Ara va de bo

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dilluns,               In the market is Monday.
el dilluns en compra llums. Llums!               On Mondays she buys lights. Lights!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dimarts,               In the market is Tuesday.
El dimarts en compra naps...               On Tuesdays she buys turnips.
Llums, naps!               Lights, turnips!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dimecres,                In the market is Wednesday,
El dimecres compra nespres...               On Wednesday she buys loquat
Llums, naps, nespres!               Lights, turnips, loquats!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dijous,               In the market is Thursday,
El dijous en compra nous...               On Thursday she buys walnuts...
Llums, naps, nespres, nous!                Lights, turnips, loquats, walnuts!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,                O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el divendres,                In the market is Friday,
El divendres faves tendres...               On Friday she buys broad beans...
Llums, naps nespres, nous, faves tendres...              Lights, turnips, loquats, walnuts, broad beans!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dissabte,                In the market is Saturday,
El dissabte tot s'ho gasta.               On Saturday she spends everything.
Llums, naps, nespres, nous, faves tendres,                 Lights, turnips, loquats, walnuts, broad beans!
tot s'ho gasta!               she spends everything!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat                 the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el diumenge,                In the market is Sunday,
El diumenge tot s'ho menja.               On Sunday she eats everything.
Llums, naps, nespres, nous, faves tendres,               Lights, turnips, loquats, walnuts, broad beans!
tot s'ho gasta, tot s'ho menja!              she spends everything, she eats everything!

The source of the lyric is Viasona.

24 February 2018

For fun! by Robert Romanowicz

Some cute creatures that will put a smile on your face this Saturday thanks to the artist Robert Romanowicz.




Killed by Thomas Enger - Blog Tour


Killed by Thomas Enger
Genre: Crime Noir
Source: Orenda Books
Rating: 4/5




This is the ending, the last piece of the Henning Juul story and how he risked his life again and again to discover the truth about his son's death. Ready?

"During the last few hours everything had changed. And now, he was reconciled to his fate. He was convinced he could now die satisfied. His quest was over. He finally had the answers he'd been looking for. "

In this tense crime noir book we will learn that Henning Juul can not trust anyone, every time he shares his discoveries someone appears dead, so he will try to protect his loved ones no matter what, even if he has to die. In this book, Henning starts grieving the death of his son, he wants answers but we will feel that he is starting to heal about the guilty and the sadness of loosing a child so young. And in the end he is not searching for vengeance, simply the truth.
This had been a dark read, not only for all the crime and conflicts that we read in the book, but the feelings that moves inside you; we read about people without conscience, that if they have money nothing more matters, but at the same time some normal people like you or me that when their family is being threatened they resign their moral. I can just wonder what I would do in those cases, but I would like to think I would go to the police instead of selling my conscience.
The story is told by multiple perspectives, making the story more real and easy to follow, let me say that I will miss them, but this is a great ending, a must read.
I don't want to say too much about the plot, simply that this is a non-stop crime book, perfect for any book reader, but start from the first book! ;)
Ready to kill or be killed?

Dissabte - Català; Ara i Sempre

Weekend, I couldn't wait for it to arrive... So today is... Dissabte! /dɪsæbtə/

Dissabte is Saturday, of course, do you have any interesting plans or the simple and best plan of all of not doing anything? ;)



Ok, let's continue with the song, today we will add another day, of course.

La masovera - Ara va de bo               The Farmer - Ara va de bo

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dilluns,               In the market is Monday.
el dilluns en compra llums. Llums!               On Mondays she buys lights. Lights!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dimarts,               In the market is Tuesday.
El dimarts en compra naps...               On Tuesdays she buys turnips.
Llums, naps!               Lights, turnips!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dimecres,                In the market is Wednesday,
El dimecres compra nespres...               On Wednesday she buys loquat
Llums, naps, nespres!               Lights, turnips, loquats!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dijous,               In the market is Thursday,
El dijous en compra nous...               On Thursday she buys walnuts...
Llums, naps, nespres, nous!                Lights, turnips, loquats, walnuts!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,                O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el divendres,                In the market is Friday,
El divendres faves tendres...               On Friday she buys broad beans...
Llums, naps nespres, nous, faves tendres...              Lights, turnips, loquats, walnuts, broad beans!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dissabte,                In the market is Saturday,
El dissabte tot s'ho gasta.               On Saturday she spends everything.
Llums, naps, nespres, nous, faves tendres,                 Lights, turnips, loquats, walnuts, broad beans!
tot s'ho gasta!               she spends everything!

The source of the lyric is Viasona.

23 February 2018

Mood Charts by Roaring Softly

Take a look and put a smile on your face thanks to these mood charts from the artist Roaring Softly, really, I want all of them! ;)



White Bodies by Jane Robins

White Bodies by Jane Robins
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4'5/5



This is the story of Callie Farrow and her sister Tilda Farrow. Obsession, murder, abuse and a twisted plot that will make this book an exceptional read.

"Acting instinctively, I lean over and pull her silk Givenchy sleeve right up to her elbow, exposing white skin splattered with yellow and blue bruises, little smudged ink-blots.
I grab her arm to inspect it more closely/
'Stop that!' she says. 'For fuck's sake!'
'Tilda! What's going on? Please tell me.'
She pushes me away, hard, making me crash into the kitchen counter, and pulling her sleeve back down. She runs into the bedroom, then the en-suite bathroom, slamming the door, turning the lock."

This book made an exceptional change from the beginning till the last pages, it was a slow burning plot, but with a twisted ending!
I was quite surprised with this read, in the beginning everything points at Callie as she is totally obsessed with her sister and her new boyfriend, Felix. Callie even makes a diary and follows her sister! So we start doubting if she is really seeing psychological/physic abuse between them or she loves being tragic. So while Callie enters to the disturbing world of abusers and victims needing to escape, she becomes paranoid and neurotic and maybe seeing signs that doesn't exist? 
While we are reading the story, we learn the past of the two sisters too, and it seems that the pattern is repeating... will Callie be able to help Tilda before it's too late?
This had been a brilliant read, original and with an unsettling atmosphere that keeps you guessing all the book. I highly recommend you to read this book, because after all the turns it has it will leave no one indifferent!
Ready for a trip to the dark side?

Divendres - Català; Ara i Sempre

Yes, the last day of this very long week has arrived! Divendres! /dɪbɛːndres/

Yes, you guess it correctly, Divendres is Friday! OMG, what a long week this one had been... doctor visits, sleepless nights...! I can't wait to sleep all morning tomorrow, sadly my little one will not allow it... anyone interested in being a nanny for a few hours? ;)




Ok, let's continue with the song, today we will add another day, of course.

La masovera - Ara va de bo               The Farmer - Ara va de bo

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dilluns,               In the market is Monday.
el dilluns en compra llums. Llums!               On Mondays she buys lights. Lights!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dimarts,               In the market is Tuesday.
El dimarts en compra naps...               On Tuesdays she buys turnips.
Llums, naps!               Lights, turnips!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dimecres,                In the market is Wednesday,
El dimecres compra nespres...               On Wednesday she buys loquat
Llums, naps, nespres!               Lights, turnips, loquats!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dijous,               In the market is Thursday,
El dijous en compra nous...               On Thursday she buys walnuts...
Llums, naps, nespres, nous!                Lights, turnips, loquats, walnuts!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,                O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el divendres,                In the market is Friday,
El divendres faves tendres...               On Friday she buys broad beans...
Llums, naps nespres, nous, faves tendres...              Lights, turnips, loquats, walnuts, broad beans!

The source of the lyric is Viasona.

22 February 2018

Disney Characters by Kelly McMahon

Some original Disney characters created by the artist Kelly McMahon, enjoy! ;)



Kokomu - Music Box Kit


Don't you love music boxes? That you open the lid and some beautiful song starts playing... today, searching for toys for my little one, I found these original DIY kits by Kokomu, and let me tell you a secret, this will be my Christmas gift for all the children in the family, it's so cute and original!
The box comes with all the hardware you need to build your little music box.


You can choose what animal/character you want and the music that you like to play, and even you can engrave some letters on it, really, I love it!
Here are some of the designs...


Dijous - Català; Ara i Sempre

Oh yes, the week is almost over, so today is Dijous! /dɪdʒʌuːs/

Of course Dijous is Thursday, just 24 more hours and we are already on the weekend! Can't you believe it? Really I need some relax and sleepy time, too many things!



Ok, let's continue with the song, today we will add another day, of course.

La masovera - Ara va de bo               The Farmer - Ara va de bo

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dilluns,               In the market is Monday.
el dilluns en compra llums. Llums!               On Mondays she buys lights. Lights!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dimarts,               In the market is Tuesday.
El dimarts en compra naps...               On Tuesdays she buys turnips.
Llums, naps!               Lights, turnips!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dimecres,                In the market is Wednesday,
El dimecres compra nespres...               On Wednesday she buys loquat
Llums, naps, nespres!               Lights, turnip, loquats!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dijous,               In the market is Thursday,
El dijous en compra nous...               On Thursday she buys walnuts...
Llums, naps, nespres, nous!                Lights, turnip, loquats, walnuts!

The source of the lyric is Viasona.

21 February 2018

Black History Month by Francesco Francavilla

An amazing project by the artist Francesco Francavilla showing us some really important Black Athletes during history, take a look...




Tomica - Dream, Happy 50 Years In Japan - SNOOPY


As you know I am a Snoopy fan, it's my favourite character and I am always searching for new and original products where Snoopy is on it. So today I want to share with you the Japanese brand Tomica, I am not sure if you know it, it's like the Hot Wheels but from Japan. They have some cool designs, I bought a few designs while I was in Japan on December, but the Dream, Happy 50 Years In Japan - SNOOPY it's new from this January, so I have bought it online. There are a lot of sellers in Ebay, or on the original Tomica shop (it's not so expensive!).
The funny thing of this blind box, of course is that you don't know which design is inside, you have to open it! I have to say that I loved all the designs I could find inside the box...


But you have to admit that the one I have is really, really cute! ;)



Dimecres - Català; Ara i Sempre

Do you know which day is today? Dimecres! /dɪmɛːkres/

Yes, easy, Dimecres is the same as Wednesday, one of my favourite days of the week, it's in the middle and means that the weekend is not long away anymore! ;)



Of course I'll continue with the song, maybe it's not really funny, but it's the best way to learn the days of the week and some more words too, so enjoy!

La masovera - Ara va de bo               The Farmer - Ara va de bo

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dilluns,               In the market is Monday.
el dilluns en compra llums. Llums!               On Mondays she buys lights. Lights!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dimarts,               In the market is Tuesday.
El dimarts en compra naps...               On Tuesdays she buys turnips.
Llums, naps!               Lights, turnips!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dimecres,                In the market is Wednesday,
El dimecres compra nespres...               On Wednesday she buys loquat
Llums, naps, nespres!               Lights, turnip, loquats!

The source of the lyric is Viasona.

20 February 2018

Coffee Makes You Feel... - Caribou Coffee Advert

I totally agree with this advertising from the brand Caribou Coffee, Coffee Makes You Feel Free, Strong, Brave! Whatever you need! ;)




Credits
Advertising Agency: AEStudios, Dubai, UAE
Art Director: Ahmed Edrees
Illustrator: Stock

The source is Ads Of The World.

Thai Green Curry - Simply Cook

I know it's been a while since I shared with you some food products, but I thought it would be great to share one of this food monthly shipment, Simply Cook. I had the pleasure to try these original spices thanks to Tk-Maxx and Simply Cook, and I had to say it had been an amazing experience!


The box comes with 4 different little boxes with spices and garnishes for 4 different dishes and some recipes to follow for each one of the boxes, so you just have to buy the ingredients that are in the recipes to make these original dishes.
Of course I was so impatient to try it that I did the first recipe with the ingredients I had at home... and let me say that it was delicious!


Thai Green Curry

The flavour pots included were : 
  • Garlic Coconut Paste
  • Thai Green Paste 
  • Thai Green Garnish
And the ingredients I added:
  • 100g Basmati Rice 
  • 2 boneless chicken thighs (chopped into bite-size pices)
  • 1 mango (dice chopped)
  • 100g walnuts
  • 200ml of milk

  1. First of all I put the rice to boil, so bring 250ml of water to boil in a pan and then add the rice. Let it simmer for 10-12 minutes. For a flagrant rice, add some spices (I used Italian Pasta Spices) while is boiling, you will love the taste.
  2. Heat some oil (I normally use olive oil, but you can use butter too) and add the chicken and fry for 3/4 minutes.
  3. Add the Garlic Coconut Paste and mix well.
  4. Add the milk.
  5. Add the Thai Green Paste, fry for 2 minutes and add the mango and the walnut.
  6. Add the Mango and let it mix for a little.
  7. When it's all mixed add the Thai Green Garnish and let it cook for 8-10 minutes, you'll see that the sauce has thicken.
  8. Then serve it with the rice! I just added a little olive oil on it, but you can add curry (and lime) if you want
  9. Enjoy!
This had been fun and an original way to try new recipes with the food I had at home, if you had the chance or you are curious, I highly recommend you to try it! ;)

Dimarts - Català; Ara i Sempre

I am sure you could guess which word I will share with you today in English, but do you know it in Catalan? It starts and ends the same as Dilluns... it's called
"Dimarts" /dɪmɑːs/

So, Dimarts it will be the same as Tuesday! Tuesday when I was in school was always a horrible day, maybe because I had a lot of classes, because I had gym and music... but it had stayed with me since then, I hate Tuesdays!


I'll continue with the song I was showing you yesterday, and it will continue all the week, it's a really silly song, but I had so many good memories of it! The lyric is from the band group Ara va de Bo, but you'll find the same song with minor changes with different bands.

La masovera - Ara va de bo               The Farmer - Ara va de bo
O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dilluns,               In the market is Monday.
el dilluns en compra llums. Llums!               On Mondays she buys lights. Lights!

O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dimarts,               In the market is Tuesday.
El dimarts en compra naps...               On Tuesdays she buys turnips. Turnips!
Llums, naps!               Lights, turnips!

The source of the lyric is Viasona.

19 February 2018

Raw by Cristian Girotto and Olivier Masson

Take a look at these amazing project, Raw, with human sushi photos! Amazing creations by the artists Cristian Girotto and Olivier Masson.



Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Chic Lit
Source: Penguin
Rating: 4/5


Sylive and Dan have a loving marriage, two beautiful girls and it seems that they will have a long future together too... will they be able to survive their mutual surprises? Be prepared to be amazed!

"'How can I be having a midlife crisis?' Dan erupts. 'I'm nowhere near my midlife! Nowhere near! I'm in the bloody foothills!'
'But that's good!' I say emphatically. 'We've got so much time'.
'But what are we going to do with it, Sylvie? How are we going to fill the endless, soulless years of mindless drone work? Where's the joy in our lives?' He looks around the kitchen with a questing gaze, as though it might be in a jar labelled 'joy', next to 'turmeric'."

Sophie Kinsella is an author I can always rely on if I am searching for a funny read, but in this book sometimes the "humour" was a little too forced. I loved the human part, it was touchy and emotive, so a quite contrast book! Maybe that was really the point of the book, because while Sylvie and Dan try to surprise each other, none of the surprises they plan really have a good result... I think they have a bigger problem than having so many years to live. Because that let me say, if you start counting on how many years you will be with your partner, you have a big problem!
While we enjoy some very extravagant surprises (a snake included), we have another subplot that makes the book more real and shows us the real personality of our main characters. Step by step we start seeing how Sylvie and Dan doesn't have the perfect marriage they think and understand that they should change if they really want to spend so many years together.
This had been a quick red, original and sometimes extravagant, but it will be perfect for a sweet read whenever you need one, you know that Sophie Kinsella always entertains even if it's not your favourite book.
Are you planning to surprise your partner, don't try a big surprise, something small will be better! ;)

Dilluns - Català; Ara i Sempre

We are starting a new week, so I thought it would be great to share with you the days of the week! "Dilluns" /dɪllʊːns/
So, Dilluns it will be the same as Monday! Monday for us is not the second day of the week, is the the horrible day we start the week.



I would like to share with you a song that we learn at the school to understand the days of the week, is a traditional Catalan song. This lyric is from the band group Ara va de Bo, but you'll find the same song with minor changes with different bands.

La masovera - Ara va de bo               The Farmer - Ara va de bo
O lai, là, la masovera, la masovera,               O lai, là, the farmer, the farmer,
la masovera se'n va al mercat               the farmer goes to the market
El mercat és el dilluns,               In the market is Monday.
el dilluns en compra llums. Llums!               On Mondays she buys lights. Lights!

The source of the lyric is Viasona.

18 February 2018

Dog Year by Artsy Ambitions

I am sure you know that this year is the year of the dog in the Chinese Calendar, so Happy Dog Year! ;) Take a look at these cute dog illustrations by the illustrator Reimena Ashel Yee (Artsy Ambitions), enjoy!



Death By A Whisker by T. C. LoTempio - Blog Tour + Giveaway!


Death By A Whisker by T. C. LoTempio
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Great Escapes
Rating: 4/5



Sydney McCall and her sister Katherine are organising an event to allow people adopt some of the kitties they have at the Friendly Paws animal shelter that they own. But everything goes south when the diva that has to promote the event dies during the event, and it seems that someone has killed her! Of course Syd loves to investigate, and she has some personal reasons to discover the truth, one of her best friends could have had a motive!

'I walked into the kitchen and stopped dead when I saw the body, lying squarely in the middle of the floor. "Darn it!" I cried. "Not another one!!"'

This had been a cute case, full of fluffy cats and handsome detectives, we should have more of both in our lives, maybe they would be more interesting! ;)
Of course the case is interesting too, but it was easy to discover how the presume murder was done, the part that was more absorbing was discovering all the subplots around the diva and her need do be always the centre, I am sure this case will get you an interesting inside of the tv backdoor. And let me say that Syd has a little kitty help with the case!
This book has been a quick read, easy to be inside the plot and love the main characters since the beginning, but I am quite worried of the poor cats of the shelter, if there were more killing near them they will need to make therapy, for sure. 
I was a little bit down with the part of Syd's life, she has a lot of good friends, but her "boyfriend" and detective seems more like an invisible friend than someone real. I hope we will see more of them together in the next book, Syd needs someone to trust and confide in her life, don't you think?
This is the second book of the "A Cat Rescue Mystery series, but you can read it as standalone.
Ready for a furry case?

If you ever wonder what are the favourite books of a famous writer, I had the pleasure to share with you the top reading list of T. C. LoTemplo, and I am sure you will love all of them! ;)

My Top Five Favorite Books!
Everyone has a list of their favorite books – I’m no exception. While I confess to loving the mystery
genre, and most of my reading is in this area, I think you might be surprised at a few of my choices
So here goes:
  1. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell: The epic love story of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler is numero uno with me! I always identified with the feisty spirit of Scarlett and wanted to bop her over the head when she clung to Ashley like a spoiled child. She realized her mistake in the end, but by then hunky Butler “didn’t’ give a damn” which by today’s standards is a mild statement LOL. Now if I’m being perfectly honest, this book is tied for #1 with #1: The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough: Okay, okay, I might never have known about this book if not for the tv movie with Richard Chamberlain but once I saw the movie I HAD to read the book, and I am so glad I did. The book truly gives more insight into the characters of the wishy-washy Father Ralph and the fieisty Meggie, even more so than the teleseries. If I were stranded on a desert island, it would be a hard choice as to which of my numero uno choices I’d like to have with me!
  2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: I think this was probably the first book over 200 pages that I read as a child. I always wanted to be Jo, the author! Never Amy or Meg. A true classic in every sense of the word.
  3. Secret in the Old Attic by Carolyn Keene: this was the very first Nancy Drew mystery I ever read (thank the skeleton in the closet on the cover) and the reason I got hooked on mysteries in general. Nancy and I have had a love affair for over 40 years. While she is not the only series book heroine whose adventures I’ve devoured, she’s the one who made the strongest impression. The girl never missed a clue and her hair was always perfect!
  4. Jack and Jill by James Patterson: one of my favorite suspense authors, this was my introduction to Patterson’s no nonsense style of ‘ratchet up the suspense, drop a bomb, and then drop another’. I devoured this as well as all of his Alex Cross novels. Love this man!!!!!
  5. Naked in Death by JD Robb: Actually all of JD Robb’s should be on this list! I started with #1, Naked in Death, and I’ve progessed all the way up to the latest, Brotherhood in Death. I’m looking forward to many more from this author! Eve Dallas is unstoppable – and who wouldn’t want to be married to Roarke?

I’ve also got to give honorable mention to:
  • 1: Any thing by Ann Rule: she was the undisputed queen of true crime fiction, in my estimation!
  • 2: Candice Bergen’s two autobiographies: Love me some Murphy Brown! Enough Said.
  • 3: Salem’s Lot by Stephen King: and not just because I love vampires! This was the very first book of King’s that I ever read and it made me a fan for life! (Of King’s – I was already a fan of vampires thanks to Dark Shadows)
  • 4: Pet Sematery by Stephen King: While it’s true I cannot watch a movie or a tv show or a commercial that shows an animal dying or in distress, for some reason I had no problem devouring this book wherein a cat is run over and then comes back to life – albeit a little more “zombie-ish” than before. One of my favorite SK books, and I have a LOT of them.
  • 5: Loves Music, Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark: the very first MHC book I ever read, and certainly not the last. MHC certainly deserves the title “Queen of Suspense” because she is a past master at dragging it out.
  • 6: Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi: I’m a lover of true crime and I’ve got to confess that I’ve always found the Charles Manson case fascinating. This one had to be on my list of favorites!
Sounds interesting isn't it? Good luck in the Giveaway! ;)

Amor - Català; Ara i Sempre

Today I want to share with you a sweet word, with feelings and personality, Amor. /emɔː/
Amor is the same word as love, or a strong feeling of affection. For me love is something vital in a person's life; loving a person, animal, work... it doesn't matter what or who you love, loving is something difficult to explain with words, but it makes your life better and happier!


I hope you enjoy this poem from the famous writer Paulo Coelho, enjoy!

L'al·lucinogen més potent del planeta es diu amor,  ens fa veure i escoltar coses que no existeixen. -Paulo Coelho

The most powerful hallucinogenic of the planet is called love, it makes us see and listen things that doesn't exist. -Paulo Coelho

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The source of the poem is Bibliopoemes.

17 February 2018

Empowering Quotes By Fictional Female Characters Infographic by Playground Equipment

Take a look at these beautiful quotes from some Fictional Female Characters, because not everything they say is about fashion! ;) This interesting infographic is made by Playground Equipment.

50 Empowering Quotes from Fictional Female Characters #Infographic

The source is Visualistan