jueves, 23 de junio de 2011


Room is a 2010 novel by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue. The story is told from the perspective of a five-year-boy, Jack, who is being held captive in a small room along with his mother.Donoghue conceived the story after hearing about five-year-old Felix in the Fritzl case.
The novel was longlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize and won the 2011 Commonwealth Writers' Prize regional prize (Caribbean and Canada); was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2010 and was shortlisted for the 2010 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the 2010 Governor General's Awards.
This book really leaves you speechless. Jack sees everything in such an innocent way. I reckon Donoghue does an amazing job impersonating him.

What I say and how I lied.

What I Saw and How I Lied (2008) is a young adult novel written by Judy Blundell. It won the 2008 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.What I Saw and How I Lied is a historical fiction novel set in post-WWII America.

Evie Spooner's dad has just come back from the war. They decide to go to Florida for a holiday.
When they get there Evie meets Peter. They fall in love. When Peter dies Evie discovers that Peter didn't love her........

If I stay

What would you do I f you had to choose?
In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck...
Mia has to choose if she lives or if she leaves everything behind.

A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make--and the ultimate choice Mia commands.

In my opinion this book is good, but it needed more action because after a while it gets kind of boring. I liked the fact that her family were musicians. I find Adam to good for her.

viernes, 27 de mayo de 2011

My book

I stared out the window as we drove through the highway. Why had my parents wanted to move out?
"Ashley" My small sister Sophie said.
"Yes?" I said.
"Can I borrow your Ipod?" 
"Sure." I said.
I gave her my Ipod and continued looking out the window.I had to admit Wales was a pretty place. I missed my two best friends terribly.
My big brother Tom nudged me hard
"What?!" I said angryly
"Do you think we'll be happy here?"
"I don't know " I said sadly.
He scruffed my hair and continued reading his book.
God did I hate it when he did that to me!
Once we got to our new house, I immediately ran into the house to find my bedroom.
The house was beautiful, the house of my dreams. My bedroom was big and one of the walls was painted with a vintage-like pattern.Like this:
I fell in love with my bedroom straight away, I ran downstairs, grabbed my suitcase, and ran back up. I unpacked all my stuff, put all my books on the bookshelves, stuck all the posters on the back of my door.
After that, I realised just how tired I was so I threw myself on my bed and fell into a deep sleep.

domingo, 15 de mayo de 2011

My book

Some people say "We keep moving forward, opening new doors." Personally I don't think this quote is right. Why would I want to move foward, I mean my life was perfect afterall.

I stared out the window as we drove through the highway. Why had my parents wanted to move out?
"Ashley" My small sister Sophie said.
"Yes?" I said.
"Can I borrow your Ipod?" 
"Sure." I said.
I gave her my Ipod and continued looking out the window.I had to admit Wales was a pretty place. I missed my two best friends terribly.
My big brother Tom nudged me hard
"What?!" I said angryly
"Do you think we'll be happy here?"
"I don't know " I said sadly.
He scruffed my hair and continued reading his book.

martes, 10 de mayo de 2011

Charlotte Sometimes.

Charlotte Sometimes was a children's book written by Penelope Farmer, published in 1969. It is the third and best known of three books featuring the Makepeace sisters, Charlotte and Emma, and inspired the song "Charlotte Sometimes"by English rock band The Cure
Part one:
Charlotte arrives at a new boarding school, and is shown around by a prefect named Sarah. Sarah's mother also attended the school. The next morning she finds herself in the same place, but in the year 1918. A younger girl called Emily calls Charlotte her sister, and addresses her as "Clare". Each night, Charlotte finds herself swapping between her own time and Clare's time. Charlotte and Clare must learn to live two different lives. They write letters to one another in an exercise book, which they hide in the leg of the bed they share in two different times.

Part two

Charlotte, expecting to have returned to her own time for the last time, is shocked to find that she has returned to 1918. She will go into lodgings with the Chisel Brown family: it appears she will be trapped in the past. In the house, Miss Agnes Chisel Brown shows Charlotte and Emily the toys she had once played with. She tells the two girls about her brother Arthur, who died in the war. Charlotte reflects, forward and back: to Arthur in the past; her own sister Emma in the future; and Clare, trapped in Charlotte's time. She struggles with her identity as being Charlotte sometimes but Clare other times.
Charlotte and Emily form a plan to enter the school by night in an attempt to get Charlotte into the bed which will take Charlotte back to her own time. Inside the school sick room, Charlotte finds the bed is occupied, and thus she cannot return home. She escapes being seen by Nurse Gregory, but is seen by another student, Ruth.
Charlotte is not the only one who struggles with identity. Emily tells of the wretchedness of being motherless and unwanted, moving around between homes while her father fights in the war. Meanwhile, Charlotte dreams she is fighting to stay as Charlotte. She dreams about Arthur.
A letter arrives for Clare and Emily from their father. Emily does not let Charlotte read it, to the bewilderment of the other girls. Charlotte, thoughtful as always, wonders who Sarah's mother is: perhaps it will be Charlotte herself if she is trapped in 1918?
At night, Charlotte dreams about Arthur again, as a drummer boy, and that she has turned into Agnes. Her crisis of identity comes to a head as she struggles to preserve her identity as Charlotte.
One evening, the Chisel Browns hold a seance in an attempt to speak to Arthur. The girls hide behind the curtains to observe. During the seance, they hear Clare's voice crying out for Emily. Emily cries out, and the two girls are discovered and disciplined. Later, Miss Agnes asks about the voice they heard at the seance - Clare's. She then tells Charlotte and Emily of Arthur’s war experience.
Finally, Armistice comes. The war is over: people dance and celebrate in the street, and Charlotte and Emily join in, even though it would anger Mr Chisel Brown. In disgrace, Charlotte and Emily are sent back to the school. Miss Agnes gives them the toys as a gift.

Part three

Ruth recalls her “dream” of seeing Clare whilst in the sick room. Because of the flu epidemic, the students are able to play wild games in the dormitories, and eventually, Charlotte is finally able to sleep in the bed that will return her to her own time.
On arriving back in her own time, Charlotte is surprised to learn that her room-mate Elizabeth knew about her swap with Clare. Charlotte wonders about Sarah's mother and what has become of Emily and Clare. At the school, Charlotte sees an elderly Miss Wilkin, whom she realises that she had known as a young woman in 1918.
One day, Charlotte has a conversation with Sarah, and learns what has become of Emily and Clare. Sarah's mother is Emily and Clare died in the flu epidemic after the war. Later, Charlotte and Elizabeth discuss the events Charlotte has experienced. They find the exercise book in the bed leg, finding the last letter Charlotte wrote to Clare.
Charlotte receives a package from Emily as an adult. It contains a letter from Emily and the toys which Miss Agnes had given them, over forty years ago. I consider this book a classic. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a god old adventure book! :)

Tom's Midnight Garden.

When Tom Long's brother Peter gets measles, Tom is sent to stay with his Uncle Alan and Aunt Gwen in a flat with no garden and an elderly and reclusive landlady, Mrs Bartholomew, living upstairs. Because he may be infectious he is not allowed out to play, and feels lonely. Without exercise he is less sleepy at night and when he hears the communal grandfather clock strangely strike 13, he investigates and finds the small back yard is now a large sunlit garden. Here he meets another lonely child called Hatty, who seems to be the only one who can see him. They have adventures which he gradually realises are taking place in the 19th century. And each night when Tom visits, Hatty is a different age, chronologically out of sequence.

The book is regarded as classic, but it also has overtones that permeate other areas of Pearce's work. We remain in doubt for a while as to who exactly is the ghost; there are questions over the nature of time and reality; and we end up believing that the midnight garden is in fact a projection from the mind of an old lady. These time/space questions occur in other of her books, especially those dealing with ghosts. The final reconciliation between Tom, still a child, and the elderly Hatty is, many have argued, one of the most moving moments in children's fiction. I highly recommend it! :D

Great bands!

Well, here you go one of my favourite bands of ALL times! 

jueves, 5 de mayo de 2011

Lord of the flies

Un grupo de chicos ingleses se estrella con su avión en una isla desierta en medio de rumores de que en el resto del planeta ha habido un desastre nuclear. Los jovencitos se tomarán, durante los primeros días, su nueva situación como una aventura, pero poco a poco, al tiempo que intentan organizarse y crear una pequeña minisociedad, el carácter humano de poder, avaricia y envidia empieza a aflorar...

lunes, 25 de abril de 2011

Water for elephants...

Here is the official trailer for the movie...

Water for elephants...

The story is told as a series of memories by Jacob Jankowski, a "ninety or ninety-three year-old" man who lives in a nursing home.
As the memories begin, Jacob Jankowski is twenty-three years old and preparing for his final exams as a Cornell University veterinary student when he receives the news that his parents were killed in a car accident. Jacob’s father was a veterinarian and Jacob had planned to join his practice. When Jacob learns that his father was deeply in debt because he had been treating animals for free as well as mortgaging the family home to provide Jacob an Ivy League education, he has a breakdown and leaves school just short of graduation. In the dark of night, he jumps on a train only to learn it is a circus train. When the owner of the circus, Uncle Al, learns of his training as a vet, he is hired to care for the circus animals. This consequently leads Jacob to share quarters with a dwarf named Walter (who is known as Kinko to the circus) and his dog Queenie. A few weeks later Jacob is summoned to take a look at Camel, an old man who, after drinking Jamaican ginger extract for many years, can't move his arms or legs. Fearing Camel will be "red-lighted" (referring to the practice of throwing circus workers off a moving train as either punishment or as severance from the circus to avoid paying wages), he hides him in his room.
The head trainer, August, is a brutal man who abuses the animals in his care (such as the new elephant Rosie) as well as the people around him. Alternately, he can be utterly charming. Jacob develops a guarded relationship with August and his wife, Marlena, with whom Jacob falls in love. August is suspicious of their relationship and beats Marlena and Jacob. Marlena subsequently leaves August and stays at a hotel while she's not performing. Uncle Al then informs Jacob that August is a paranoid schizophrenic and then utters a threat: reunite August and Marlena as a happily married couple or Walter and Camel get red-lighted.
A few days later after discovering that August has tried to see Marlena, Jacob visits her in her hotel room. Soon after he comforts her however, the couple sleeps together and then eventually declares their love for each other. Marlena soon returns to the circus to perform (and also to have secret meetings with Jacob), but refuses to have August near her, which makes Uncle Al furious. Days later Marlena informs Jacob that she is pregnant.
One night Jacob climbs up and jumps each car, while the train is moving, to August's room, carrying a knife between his teeth intending to kill August. However, Jacob backs out and returns to his car, only to find no one there but Queenie. He then realizes that Walter and Camel were red-lighted and Jacob himself was supposed to be too.
As the story climaxes, several circus workers who were red-lighted off the train come back and release the animals causing a stampede during the performance.
In the ensuing panic, August is killed by Rosie the elephant, and the only one who sees the incident is Jacob. As a result of this incident, which occurred during a circus performance, the circus is shut down. Soon after, Uncle Al's body is found with a makeshift garrote around his neck. Marlena and Jacob leave, along with several circus animals, and begin their life together.
Ninety-three year old Jacob is waiting for his family to take him to the circus. It is revealed that Jacob and Marlena married and had 5 children spending the first 7 years at another circus before Jacob got a job as a vet for the zoo. Marlena is revealed to have died a few years before Jacob was put into a nursing home. After finding out no one is coming for him, elderly Jacob goes to the circus on his own. He soon meets the manager Charlie and begs him to accompany the circus by selling tickets. Charlie agrees and Jacob believes he has finally come home.

viernes, 22 de abril de 2011

Vanilla Twilight (Owl City)

Tuesday's with Morrie

This novel tells the true story of retired sociology professor Morrie Schwartz and his relationship with his students. On his graduation, Mitch Albom, the narrator, tells his favorite professor, Morrie Schwartz, that he will keep in touch. However, Mitch hears nothing of his old professor until one night on T.V. when he sees Morrie being interviewed. It turns out that Morrie has developed ALS (Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis), a terminal disease. Mitch begins to visit his professor and soon realizes that, though he has grown remarkably, he still has a lot to learn from Morrie.

Thanks for the award..! :)

martes, 19 de abril de 2011

Pretty Little Liars. Wanted

I am really disappointed with this book. 
It just seems as she just made it all up randomly. Never did the family point out that they had another daughter. Wouldn't they of done it when they had to testify?!
I hope the other 4 books are better than this one.

Trailer de Beastly

Beastly (Bestial)

Trata de un adolecente consentidos de 17 años llamado Kyle que cree que solamente la gente guapa puede ser exitosa. Un dia la "freak" (llamada Kendra) del salon le dice que la belleza externa no importa.El aparenta que no le importa lo que dijo pero por dentro empieza a tener dudas. 
Su novia Sloane le pide un ramillete de orquideas, pero su ama de llaves le compra una rosa blanca. Cuando Kyle le da la rosa a Sloane se enoja y la tira al piso. Al entrar al baile se la dio a la chica que recibia los boletos. Kyle se olvida de Kendra. 
Cuando llega a su casa se encuentra con una bruja en su cama la cual lo convierte en una bestia. Le da dos años para encontrar el verdadero amor.
Su padre avergonzado de tener una bestia como hijo lo encierra en una mansion con un tutor ciego llamado Will y con la ama de llaves. Dura alli un año encerrado deprimido y solo. Cuando una noche se mete un drogadicto a robar a su casa. Kyler lo ataca y el drogadicto dijo que cambiaba su vida por su hija Lindy. Kyle se iluciona con que ella tal vez sea su amor verdadero. Arregal la casa para hacer que Lindy se sienta bienvenida. Al llegar, Lindy se encierra en su habitacion con libros y se niega a salir. Kyle hace lo que sea para que salga. Cuando al fin lo hace se enamoran. Rompe el hechizo y viven felices por siempre.

lunes, 18 de abril de 2011

Pretty little liars is now a ABC family TV show.
To be honest I am quite disappointed with it. It cuts out many important things that appear in the book & the characters are physically different from the books too. Check it out.

Hanna in books- Auburn brown hair.
Emily in books- Blonde-red hair and has freckles.
Aria in books-Brunnette
Spencer in books- Blonde.

Hanna in TV show-Blonde
Emily TV show- Tanned skin and brunnette.
Aria in TV show-Brunnette and short.
Spencer in TV show- Brunette.

Pretty Little Liars.

Una popular camarilla de secundaria queda en shock cuando su líder Alison DiLaurentis misteriosamente desaparece. Un año después las chicas se vuelven a unir debido a que alguien llamado “A” le manda misteriosos mensajes de texto a cada una de las chicas amenazándolas con contar sus más profundos secretos, secretos que solo Alison sabia. Sin embargo las cosas se distorsionan cuando Alison es encontrada enterrada en un pozo, donde estaba su piscina, en la parte trasera de su propia casa. Los mensajes siguen llegando incluso después del funeral de Alison, y ese mismo día llegan dos antiguos residentes de Rosewood: Jenna Marshall y Tobby Cavanaugh. La primera una chica que quedó ciega debido a una de las bromas de Alison donde las protagonistas estaban involucradas, el segundo el misterioso hermanastro de Jenna a quien le echaron toda la culpa del incidente.
                                    Las 4 amigas deberan descubrir quien es A y porque les manda esos mensajes.