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The Brothers Grimm … fairy tales … then and now

I remember being a six years old little girl watching my bigger sister learning how to read. I wanted to be like her in that moment. I wanted to be able to pronounce those sounds, to be able to put them together and be able to understand the words in a book. I was so eager to learn how to read that it became almost an obsession.

Not so long after I was able to read my first book. And that was: The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales:

As a child I always had a big imagination. Stories like Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella were transporting me in this amazing world in which nobody could harm me. These stories with such happy endings were giving me the hope that eventually, regardless of what I was going through, everything will end up alright.

As an adult my perception of life and happiness and happy endings changed a bit. And I realized that the stories that gave me so many hopes as a child are not exactly what I thought they were. The book that I read as an adult made me see even more that children want to see the good in everything, while adults see mostly the bad:

Regardless if the fairy tales end good or bad The Brothers Grimm books always made me dream. And of course the cat cannot miss the books: 🤔🐱📖

What is a book that you enjoyed as a child and have it today as well?

Thanks for reading!

CB.

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#bookreview …The Sisters by Rosalind Noonan

I received the book The Sisters by Rosalind Noonan from Kensington Books before its release on November 27th, 2018 through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

I finished this book just a few hours ago and I feel overwhelmed with emotion. This book covers so many topics from the world around us. Topics that might seem so normal for some yet unknown for others. This book is about family, love, hate, concern, confusion, life in general, death, people that don’t mind their business, people that want a family and can’t have it, people that have a family and give it up, fostering, adoption, cults, etc. I can go on and on. It might seem like a lot of topics for just one book but this mix was so well put together by the author that it seems like one without the other can’t make sense.

The story made me emotional on so many points. There are parts in which I got so upset about the turn of events. Other parts made me want to go in the story and do something about it, something to help the characters involved. And there were parts in which I was so happy to see that the things turned out exactly as I was imagining them.

While I was reading this book I was easily imagining it as a movie. The story has a great potential. It kept me hooked until the end. It was pretty hard to put it aside until I actually reached the end. I would definitely recommend this book to everybody that wants a good story filled with mixed emotions.

Thanks for reading.

CB.

 

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Le savoir-vivre 🤔

There are some things that people should know from their childhood. It happens that for x or y reason they are not thought some very important things but as an adult it should come instinctively. You probably wonder what am I talking about here?!

It’s the simple things like saying Hello or Goodbye, like being nice or kind.

Some people think that they are entitled and nobody can say anything to them. Some people have zero empathy, some people have zero knowledge about respect towards others.

Some people should step down their entitlement and understand that respect comes from respect.

Le savoir-vivre it’s not part of everyone’s life and that is a shame.

Thanks for reading.

CB.

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Cats and books…impossible not to love them 📖🐱

As I’m trying to enjoy a few moments of quiet in my house (these don’t happen very often around here), I get the most cute visitor ever: my black cat.

You see, Kitty is very loving when she needs things like…food. 🤔🙄😁 But besides that she is pretty much looking for a quiet corner to do her catty thing: sleeping.

Today though, she decided that my stomach is a very comfortable place to be on. And I can’t help but wonder: how 📖 and 🐱 go so well together? It’s like they were meant to be. 🤔🤗😁💕

CB. and Kitty, the cat

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#bookreview … We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were LiarsWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My opinion on the novel:

The description of this novel doesn’t really say much, does it? Well let me tell you that it was enough to make me wonder from the beginning what is so special about this family? What is their secret? What is going on?

As I was turning the pages of this amazing novel, I felt more and more intrigued. There were so many secrets and I could not understand why nobody said what was going on. I wanted to reach the end but at the same time I didn’t want to reach the end.

The novel is mostly about these four teenagers that share a secret. As a reader I was constantly trying to catch on clues, I was thinking or maybe wondering if the things happening were actually happening or if someone was just inventing things, thinking that it was all real. I finally understood when I reach the last chapter.

The description says: And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. I won’t lie 🙂 but I won’t share the ending either. The only thing that I must say is that I needed a few minutes to recover after I closed the book.

I definitely recommend this novel and it totally deserves 5 stars!!!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thanks for reading.

CB.

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#bookreview … Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, EverythingEverything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book…I’ve been reading about this book, I’ve seen this book, I’ve been wondering what’s this book about and I’ve finally put my hands on it.

This book…is so full of love, suffering, it’s funny, it’s sad…this book is so complete.

To see Maddy how she fights to find happiness and how she finally decides to take her life in her hands is truly amazing. And to see Olly stay at her side no matter what is so heart warming.

At one point I thought I realized what is going on. I’m not sure if the author made it on purpose, for the reader to start doubting, but I did. I wasn’t so sure what is going on anymore. Actually as I was reading I was debating if Maddy was dreaming, if she was dead or if she was just imagining things. By the end though I discovered the truth and it was shocking but somehow expected.

This book…was one of those books that made me wonder why did I wait for so long to buy it. Maybe it was the story all together or maybe it was just Maddy that made me love her, but this book is really one of the books that I don’t regret reading and that I would highly recommend!

5 beautiful stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thanks for reading!

CB.

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#bookreview … Father Found by Judith Arnold

Father Found (The Daddy School, #1)Father Found by Judith Arnold

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I started to read this book because of the cover. Yes, I know, we should not judge a book by its cover, though there was something about it that grabbed my attention. To be honest I didn’t even read the book description so I had no idea what was it about.

Father Found by Judith Arnold is a contemporary romance book. The main character, Jamie, is a man close to his thirties which lives a perfect live by himself, writer of profession (he writes a humour column called ‘Guy Stuff’). All of the sudden he finds out he has a baby girl, Samantha, which changes his life completely. From the carefree man he must now convert in the perfect father. He is lucky when he meets Alison, a nurse who teaches a class for new fathers called ‘Daddy School’. From that moment not only that he becomes a father but he falls in love as well. It is not as easy as he thought though, when he realizes that he has to gain the confidence of the now most important women in his life: his daughter and his loved one.

This book is both funny and emotional. It shows how a man can change when he becomes a father and as well when he truly falls in love. It shows the struggles of a new single father and I find it really touching when in our days we tend to focus more on the new mothers. And it also shows that men can become great parents by themselves with a bit of understanding and confidence.

I loved this book from the beginning until the end and I highly recommend it. It definitely deserves 5 beautiful stars. ☺️

Thanks for reading.

CB.

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