sábado, 14 de setembro de 2013

Book Haul (1)

My first book haul on this blog! yeyey

First of all let me just say that, usually, I don't buy that many book each time I go to a bookstore. I don't like to accumulate a lot of unread books on my bookshelves so I try to control what I buy. For this reason I don't think I'll be doing monthly book hauls because I rarely buy an amount a books that would justify doing them regularly. However, I'll try to do them whenever I have 3 or more new books to show you ;)

I've recently been to Barcelona and I took that opportunity to buy some Spanish books that I've been eying for a while  but that I didn't want to order online.

Las Luces de Septiembre (The Watcher in the Shadows) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón is the third and final installment of the Trilogia de la Niebla. I've already read the other two books and even though I've read trilogies that were a bit more interesting, this has been a great introduction to this author's work and writing style.

This might sound a bit weird but I hadn't bought this book before the trip because I really wanted to buy it in Barcelona. I though that it would be a different experience if I only read it after visiting the city because that way I would (hopefully) be able to recognize some of the places mentioned in the story

I read great things about this book and its synopsis intrigued me from the start. So far it has only been published in Spanish, but I leave a small synopsis in case you're interested in checking it out

Corre el año 2012. Iago del Castillo, un carismático longevo de 10.300 años al frente del Museo de Arqueología de Cantabria, se ve arrastrado, en contra de su voluntad, a dirigir una investigación genética: sus hermanos Nagorno —un conflictivo escita de casi 3.000 años— y Lyra —una huidiza celta de 2.500 años—, cansados de enterrar durante siglos a sus familias efímeras, están obsesionados con identificar su rara mutación y tener hijos longevos.

Adriana, una joven y resuelta prehistoriadora, regresa a su Santander natal, contratada por el museo, dispuesta a aclarar el extraño suicidio de su madre, la psicóloga de cabecera de la alta sociedad cántabra, ocurrido quince años atrás.

Iago y Adriana chocan desde el primer momento, aunque entre ellos surge una intensa atracción que ambos intentan ignorar. Pero poco imaginará Adriana que la muerte de su madre tuvo mucho que ver con lo que le ocurrió a “la vieja familia” en el pasado y obligó a Iago a entrar en la investigación del gen longevo. Cuando descubran la cruda realidad y reaccionen, las consecuencias de sus actos les dejarán marcados para siempre.

segunda-feira, 9 de setembro de 2013

Read in August

These are the books I read in the month of August

Animal Farm by George Orwell. Amazing book!

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

sábado, 7 de setembro de 2013


I know I haven't posted in a while but the fact is I haven't been reading that much and I went away for a week and I didn't have much time to just pick up a book. 

But now I'm back, I'm reading and I hope to put up a review this week and I might even do a haul, but I still have to give it some thought ...

See you soon ;)