Books of The Week

Happy Monday everybody! It's June already, can you believe it? Here's the best and worst of what I have been reading during the last week. Let's start with one of the most popular YA of the moment: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher. First published by RazorBill in 2007 this novel just recently became viral thanks to the Netflix adaptation; 13…

Saat des Satans

Seed of Satan, by Simon Laffy Seed of Satan is an examination of human identity during World War One, questioning the notions of honour and betrayal, of nation and family. Throughout the actual fighting, the story focuses on the air campaign and the way that ordinary civilians became legitimate targets of war, while scientists and laboratory technicians made rapid…

Fooled By The Title

My Best Friend's Exorcism, by Grady Hendrix Peacefully walking down the aisles of your favourite bookstore in town. Touching the spine of infinite books with the tip of your fingers, a gentle touch like playing the roulette. Eyes fervently catch a glimpse of titles, names, pictures on the cover. Then something…

Wanna Be A Writer?

Paper Hearts, by Beth Revis With the economy going down and a lot of downsizing here and there, you found yourself playing with the crazy idea of becoming a writer. The publishing industry might have changed but, thanks God it still runs pretty good. You've done some research and, to your great surprise,…

Censorship or Editing?

  Some call it censorship, others call it editing. Do you think anything can be published or is there a red line that can't be crossed? Politics, religion, sexuality, relationships... what's your opinion?   We are discussing it at The Serial Readers Book Club on Goodreads!! Join us! Or leave a comment…

Here and Now

The Here-and-Now Habit. How Mindfulness Can Help You Break Unhealthy Habits Once and for All ,by Hugh G. Byrne. Is it me or the Self-Help Section in my bookstore is growing bigger and bigger? The latest trend happens to be called "The Mindfulness Technique", what it really is I'm not sure yet, but…

Do you Body Shame?

I Do It with Lights On: and 10 More Discoveries on the Road to a Blissfully Shame-Free Life, by Whitney Way Thore I am enthusiastic about this book and I couldn't have been happier to read it before the official release date, which will be May 31. I Do It with…

Tim Burton Strikes Again

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs   [caption id="attachment_2182" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Watch the trailer here![/caption]   Tim Burton does his magic and Miss Peregrine's Home to Peculiar Children jumps at n.4 in the Children's Series Chart of The new York Times (its previous peak was n.25 on…

Why Kerouac means Freedom

  The Town and The City is Jack Kerouac's debut novel, published seven years before his iconic On the Road, about the adventures of the Martin family as they navigate the seismic cultural shifts following World War II. Inspired by Kerouac’s own New England youth, the eight Martin children enjoy an idyllic upbringing…

Books of the Week

  Happy Sunday Everybody, has been an interesting week at The Serial Readers Book Club on Goodreads, new members (we're now 102) and new books to discuss together for the big challenge "Reader of the Month", check that out.. the contest is open worldwide! Thank you so much to each…

Life Lesson from Zach

If at Birth You Don't Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and Destiny, by Zach Anner Zach Anner is a comedian, actor and writer who gained world-wide attention with the submission of a video to Oprah's "Search for the Next TV Star" competition, thanks to that he won his own TV show called Rollin' With Zach,…

Books of the Week

  Hello Readers, another week another bunch of books. Not a very fortunate one, I have to admit, but still worth sharing. Coincidences amaze me and knowing that there is a science behind that amaze me even more, Connecting with Coincidence will show you how they work in our lives. This…

When Life Was Good

A Bronx Boy's Tale, by Jimmy Newell One of my favourite things to do while I walk around the city is trying to imagine how was like to live in New York in the past; trying to imagine the Fifth Avenue in the 60s or shopping at Macy's in the 70s or feeling the roaring…

When Family is All You Have

Evicted. Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind. All are going to…

What a Coincidence!

Connecting with Coincidence. The New Science for Using Synchronicity and Serendipity in Your Life, by Bernard Beitman We've all experienced or heard of surprising events and unexplainable coincidences - a spontaneous idea that turns into a life-changing solution, meeting our soulmate on a flight we weren't supposed to take, or families being reunited by…

Vampires

Amaranthine, by Lanie Jacobs Will we ever get bored of vampires? After the huge success of  The Twilight Saga, which book sales are estimated at 100 million copies, a big horde of blood-suckers hit stores and libraries all over the world. Personally, I don't mind reading about vampires and other night-crawling creature, but…

Get Smarter Now

Smarter. Faster. Better, by Charles Duhigg Three magic words: Smarter, Faster and Better. I'm sold, I need this book! As a newbie into the world of blogging, I'm trying to make my voice heard while blabbing about what I know best, books. Be an active blogger means I have to post…

If You Like Jane Austen’s Vibe

The Trouble With Emma, by Katie Oliver  I'm one of those people who believes that characters belong to their creators, I don't wanna see Anna Karenina strolling around Piccadilly Circus or Elizabeth Bennet clubbing in the Big Apple. That's why I was skeptic about this book and the Bennet family in the modern era. To my…

Books of the Week

  It's the end of the week!! time for me to sum it up and share with you the best and the worst of books that have been read and reviewed. During one of my incursions on Pinterest a nice quote got my attention: "Think positive & Positive things will happen". I don't…

Drink Your Greens

Green Smoothies, by Fern Green Green Juices & Smoothies” is the perfect book if you want to prepare yourself for the spring season, eating clean and getting rid of that extra weight you’re carrying around. This book will guide you through the jungle of juicing teaching you the right equipment, why you should detox…

How to Communicate Effectively

Transform Your Communication Skills. Speak, Write, Present with Confidence, by Steve Bridger A fantastic book you might want to keep at hand. Three essential yet very detailed sections: Communication Essential, Speaking and Presenting Skills and Writing Skills, that help you to develop compelling presentations, speaking with confidence and no stress, or to write…