The Sunshine Blogger Award

Sush from Fervently Curious nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you so much Sush! Check out her amazing blog, which is also relly pretty.

The rules:
  • Thank the people/person who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions from your nominators.
  • Nominate eleven other bloggers and give them eleven questions.

 

– questions –

1. Do you love travelling? Where all have you been so far? 

Yes! I love, love travelling. During my recent holidays I went to Spain, UK, Ireland and Denmark. I’ve also been to Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, France,  US (just New York state).

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The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel

the summer that melted everythingTitle: The Summer That Melted Everything

Author: Tiffany McDaniel

Pub Date: July 26, 2016

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My Rating: ★★★★★

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The heat come with the devil. It was the summer of 1984, and while the devil had been invited, the heat was not. It should’ve been expected, though. Heat is, after all, the devil’s name, and when’s the last time you left home without yours?

Those opening lines should be enough reason for you to start reading this book, but if you still not sure, let me tell you how fantastic this book is.

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July OwlCrate Unboxing 

SPOILERS! If you don’t want to see what was in the July box – STOP NOW and go and check my other posts. Review of The Muse for example.

I’ve seen so many YouTube videos of OwlCrate unboxing that I just had to buy my own subscription. The stuff in those boxes is just so cute!

The theme of July box is Good vs Evil. I got the Good box.

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BOOK TRAVELING THURSDAY: Everyone loves music

It’s Book Traveling Thursday! It is a weekly meme hosted by Catia and Danielle. At the beginning of each month, they post a list of weekly themes. After choosing a book that fits the theme, you look at different covers of various editions and write your blog post with the original cover, the covers from your country, your favourite cover, and your least favourite cover. To find out more check out Goodreads group!

This week’s theme is: Everyone loves music. Choose a book where music is a big part of the story. For me, the perfect pick for this theme is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. There is a whole list of songs that are mentioned in the book that Charlie is learning about. Recommended music for this post is Heroes by David Bowie obviously, the right music to feel infinite.

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The Muse by Jessie Burton

Title: The Muse

Author:  Jessie Burton

Pub Date: June 30th, 2016

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My Rating: ★★★★☆

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 The Muse is a fantastic read with well-plotted twists. Odelle Bastien comes to London from Trinidad looking for better life, more chances for success. She’s hired by mysterious Majorie Quick to work as a typist in Skelton Institue. Odelle is a writer, and one of her poems is a starting point of her relationship with Lawrie Scott. Lawrie is an owner of a painting that as it turns out was painted by a very promising Spanish author that we don’t know much about. Lawrie brings the painting to the Skelton for examination – an event that shakes Quick and excites gallery’s owner. All this is happening in 1960s London. In parallel to how we follow Odelle’s steps to finding out what is Quick’s connection to the painting, we are taken back to 1930s Spain when the painting depicting Saint Rufina was created. It was painted in an uncertain time in Europe but in a somewhat happy time for the artist. Olive Schloss moved to small rural town Arazuelo with her parents, and there she meets Isaac and Teresa Robles. Isaac is a socialist that is passionate about helping workers; Teresa is his half-sister who is hired as a help in Schloss’s house. Robles change Schloss lives in many ways, leaving us wondering how the painting ended up in London thirty yeats later.

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Ten Books Set Outside The US

This weekly meme was created by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme is Top Ten Books Set Outside The US.

I didn’t realise how much of the books I read are set in the US! That is something I need to correct. But luckily there are some books that I enjoyed that take place outside the States.


White Teeth
by Zadie Smith

Literary Fiction | Contemporary

White Teeth by Zadie Smith, coverSetting: London, UK 

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Pub Date: June 12, 2001

My Rating: ★★★★☆

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Zadie Smith’s dazzling first novel plays out its bounding, vibrant course in a Jamaican hair salon in North London, an Indian restaurant in Leicester Square, an Irish poolroom turned immigrant café, a liberal public school, a sleek science institute. A winning debut in every respect, White Teeth marks the arrival of a wondrously talented writer who takes on the big themes —faith, race, gender, history, and culture— and triumphs.

I am a big fan of Zadie Smith writing. They way she portrayed London it this book is very specific and in a very pictorial way – even though the picture is not always pretty. What’s more, this book may be set in London, but shows cultures of so many other countries (that are not the US)

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The Liebster Award

liebster-blog-award.pngI was nominated for the Liebster Award by Lauren @ Comma Hangover. Thank you so wp-1468694519832.jpgmuch, Lauren, for nominating me! Check out her blog, especially all her posts featuring The City of Thieves, the book she praised so much that I had to buy it. And I did 🙂

The Rules:

  1. Post the award on your blog.
  2. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Answer the questions assigned to you.
  4. Nominate 11 deserving bloggers for the award.
  5. Ask 11 questions to your nominees.

 

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