Showing posts from February, 2018

Under Maintenance

Under Maintenance
Sorry guys this february has been insane!
I will be back on monday night to prepare some posts... In the meantime I have to go on a trip to sort some personal business. But I will be back!!! Strongly!
The Book Worm

I have a problem

I know that every bookworm has this problem but...

How do you manage the books you have to read?

I mean let's face it. 

I have:
- the books I bought;
- the ebooks I bought;
- the books that were offered;
- the books I borrowed;
- the ARC books I requested and was approved;
- the books for the kid;
- the books I want to buy;
- and so on...

And above all... not much time to read and review here!

Please... give me some hints!!!!

The Book worm

#23 - The Japanese Lover

The Japanese Lover By Isabel Allende

Published:  3rd November 2015 Genre: romance Edition:  paperback Source: Bought Pages: 322 My rating: 4/5  Goodreads rating: 3.8/5
Read: 2015
You only have one life, but if you live it well, that's enough. The only reality is now, today. What are you waiting for to be happy?We are in the year of 1939 during the WWII, Poland and Alma's parents made her go to live in the USA, San Francisco, to be sure that she is safe, in a mansion that belongs to the family. Over there, she meet's the gardener's Japanese son, Ichimei. And all of a sudden.... love starts to blossom between these two. Then the war gets tougher and Pearl Harbour happens and these two lovebirds get separated.
Many years later, and after Alma has lived a full and happy life, her carer Irina meets Alma's grandson and they discover some letters and gifts that make them think about her life... and then they start a journey to find out what do they mean.
Price  Amazon: £6.99-£15.18, K…



OMG first time in my life!!! And they texted me saying that it is on its way!!!

Tell you more as soon as I receive!

The Book Worm

P.S. Due to a personal trip I will schedule the next days posts and when I check the gift I will let you guys know!

#22 - Bump It Up by Greg Whyte

Bump it up By Greg Whyte

Published: 25th august 2016 Genre: Pregnancy Edition: Paperback Source: Bought Pages: 256 My rating: 4/5  Goodreads rating: 3.67/5
Read: 2017

While pregnant you will want to read a lot. Everything is new and you are feeling overwhelming. This book has a sporty approach to the pregnancy. It gives you the advice to stay active as long as you feel you can and want.  Being pregnant is not a disease or makes you incapable of doing things... being pregnant is an amazing journey and you should live and make the best of it!
Price  Amazon: £13.78, Kindle £7.99
Kobo: £7.99
Waterstones: £14.99
Foyles: £14.99
WHSmith: £10.19 Conclusion
This is a book that you will read throughout your pregnancy. It is well organised and gives you good advice to keep it active.
Personally, I was very active during all my pregnancy and loved it.
Also, being active makes your delivery become easier! And what an amazing experience!

21# Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race By Reni Eddo-Lodge

Published: 1st june 2017 Genre: Feminism, politics Edition: Ebook Source: Bought Pages: 249 My rating: 2/5  Goodreads rating: 4.42/5
Read: 2018

Faced with the collective forgetting, we must strive to remember

The book was born after a post with the same title in the author's blog. It was a post that everybody was talking about and Reni decided to write a bit more about the subject.
The book talks about the Historical part of the black people coming to the UK as slaves.
The book shows, from Reni point of view and life experience of how it is to be a black person in today's world, especially in the UK.
Also, there is a chapter about how it is to be a black feminist woman as well. With her own experiences.
As any other non-fictional book, people can agree or disagree with the author's point of view. It doesn't mean that whoever disagrees is racist. It just means that they do not see themselves in this point of v…

St Valentine

St. Valentine
This blog these days may seem far away from books but it is not.  For today I'll leave you guys to enjoy the day... but I have to warn you... I have no intentions of celebrating it. Doesn't make sense to me... this day is every day with my amazing hubby.
Anyway... if you need any inspiration just check the reviews of these three books (book 1, book 2, book 3) about marriage and love from the original and lovely Laura Briggs!

Love you guys!
The Book Worm

Went on a trip

Went on a trip
Well, guys, I am well aware that I have been a bit off this past two weeks. Not that I don't have any books to review, I do, but the time was less to write a proper review. The family has been keeping me very busy and getting time and energy even to read has been difficult. So, I decided that I am going on a trip for two days (with them as well!), by the seaside, and have some time off. Going today and coming back tomorrow.
When I come back I will write the reviews that I am running late! Uff this month has been a challenge... and it is the shortest of the year!
Story of my life with my kid!
The Book Worm

Great Week you all

New opportunities
A new week and full of new possibilities!

And to feel a bit better... this image that I saw in Goodreads Twitter and absolutely loved it!

Love you guys!

The Book Worm

New Books!!

New Books!
This month I have one ebook that I already started reading and one Hardcover book that I bought.  Which ones?????? YES, I am really excited!
1. The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor (ebook)

2. Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

I really want to read these two. In the meantime I am running late on the ARC's but reading needs to be enjoyable not a run!
The Book Worm

#20 - The Bride has two faces by Laura Briggs (#3 of the series)

The Bride has two faces By Laura Briggs

Published: 17th january 2012 Genre: Romance Edition: Ebook Source: Bought Pages: 121 My rating: 3/5  Goodreads rating: 3.89/5
Read: Feb 2018

The Plot  After settling her own firm of event planner Gwen recruited Beatrice. She was working for a while in the firm and not happy for not having an opportunity to shine. Until one day that Gwen requested her to plan a wedding... And it was a friends' wedding.
While the story goes she realises that this wedding is a much bigger challenge than what he was expecting.
So many things at stake. One of the big rules of the firm is (ironically) not getting involved with clients and Bea finds out she knows the groom... and they were not just (good) friends back in university time.
On the other hand, the bride seems to be much more than the typical Bridezilla trying to have the things she wants in her own way. She is a super Bridezilla but... is she trying to hide something? That was a predictable twist but brings an actio…

A year of books

A year of books By Foyles
First I want to say loud and clear: No, I am not being paid for publicity with this post! (unfortunately, ahah)
I decided to write this post after arriving from a long weekend. I was at a train station where there is a Foyles and, of course, could not control myself and decided to go in to see the new releases. 
There, I bumped into this concept that I did not know that existed: I saw publicity of this Year of Books, from Foyles.
And what is it? You ask.
I will give you the answer.
This is a pack of books that you can buy for yourself or anyone you love (and loves books). The person will receive a book every month, chosen by someone in Foyles, an original and new book, that you do not know which one is it.
There are 7 different categories that you can choose as well as prices. You just need to pick the one that suits you the best. The categories are Hardback fiction, Paperback fiction, fiction in translation, Hardback non-fiction, paperback non-fiction, Children'…

#19 - The Holiday Bride by Laura Briggs (#2 of the series)

The Holiday Bride
By Laura Briggs

Published: 1st December 2015 Genre: Romance Edition: Ebook Source: Bought Pages: 121 My rating: 4/5  Goodreads rating: 4.38/5
Read: Feb 2018

The Plot  After the disaster that made Gwen being sacked, she is fighting for her new firm. This means that she has all the problems of a new firm in town, including getting new clients... Until one day she gets a very famous one! And what a trouble!!!!! At some point, she meets her former boss... and she challenges Gwen...  With the future of the firm at stake, what will Gwen do? Will she manage to organise the wedding of the year and save her firm? Or will she lose everything that she works for? Not to forget, at the same time she is organising her own wedding and everything seems to fall apart...
Price  Amazon: £0.99 Kobo: £0.76
In Conclusion  Another light reading. This is a really funny romantic comedy. If you want a couple of hours of enjoyable reading this is for you. More for girls than for guys I am sorry to say. It makes…

Book decor

Book Decor
These past few days I had a few family responsibilities to attend. So the time to write and to read was too short. So... While I am reading a bit more to have books to review, I will leave you with some pictures of Book Decor that I really liked!
Get inspired!

1. DIY
2. Shelves
3. Spot
4. Closet
5. Library
6. Stairs
7. Decor
8. Bookshelves
9. Bookshelves
10. Reading spot
What do you think?
The Book Worm

Weekend off.

Weekend off
What are you reading this weekend? I am reading Holiday bride by Laura Briggs.
Going away this weekend with the family so I am not sure I’ll be able to post. I’ll try.
If not, I’ll be back on Monday!
Enjoy and good readings!!!!

The book worm!

#18 - The Wedding Caper by Laura Briggs (#1 of the series)

The Wedding Caper
By Laura Briggs

Published: ? Genre: Romance Edition: Ebook Source: Free Pages: 71 My rating: 3/5  Goodreads rating: 3.64/5
Read: Jan 2018

The Plot  Imagine you want that the most known wedding planner of the city organises your big day! Unfortunately, she is unavailable and sends her assistant to cancel all her new clients. Fine. She arrives at the client meeting and they (bride and mother of the bride) assume that she is the planner and do not let her explain. They assume she is the planner and start in a monologue of creating and organising the wedding...
The assistent, Gwen, deep down wants to prove her value and dips into a no return situation.
How is this going to end?
What has the groom to say about it?
Price  Amazon: Free Kobo: Free
In Conclusion  This is a light reading romance, especially for ladies. The first book of the wedding caper series... made me want to read more of this books! Just for fun, especially if you are tired and with not much energy to focus on complex books…