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Somewhere Far Beyond

I read. I love. I rant. This is the place to talk about that and put some sense to my thoughts in the process. 

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The Return of the Shadow
J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien

Elf Killers

Elf Killers - Carol Marrs Phipps;Tom Phipps I'm not going to bother to rate it. I tried to get into it, but I got bored almost inmmediately; also, I didn't like the narrative style.

Hi :)

Hi everyone and thank you for following!!! I'm very happy, even though I haven't had time to log in and be more active n_n

 

I noticed there had been some trouble with my imported books from GR as some of them aren't available! This happened with most of my books in Spanish, so I'll have to fix that or  delete them from my shelf.

 

Now, some basic information about me: I'm a Chilean from Patagonia, I study English Pedagogy and I'm a single mum. Besides reading, I enjoy videogames and watching TV shows. My greatest passions are Fantasy, Sci-fi and Mokaccinos :3

 

Nice to meet you all!!

The Angel of the Opera: Sherlock Holmes Meets the Phantom of the Opera

The Angel of the Opera: Sherlock Holmes Meets the Phantom of the Opera - Sam Siciliano I only read it because it said Phantom of the Opera, and I was in my Phantom of the Opera obession. It was entertaining :)

Narn I Chîn Húrin; The Tale of the Children of Húrin

The Children of Húrin - J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee, J.R.R. Tolkien Entertaining, but it didn't catch me.

The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett It caught from the beginning to the end. Awesome.

The Secret

The Secret - Rhonda Byrne Not the best book out there, that's for sure. Reading it reminded me of Conny Mendez's metaphysics books, but in more simple words and aimed to any kind of people. It actually helped to change "the switch" inside my head, and to stop being a pessimistic. But it's no secret. The law of attraction is a truth that every body knows, but they just don't want to see. Whatever the reason. Still... I expected something more for such a book that caused such a huge stir (is that the word?)

The Silmarillion

The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien, Ted Nasmith,  Christopher Tolkien I really liked some parts and tales of the book, but others bored me a lot :(

Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics)

Sense and Sensibility  - Jane Austen I had to read the book for my British Literature Class, and I completely fell in love with it :)

The Giver

The Giver - Lois Lowry Entertaining.

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

The Diary of a Young Girl - B.M. Mooyaart, Eleanor Roosevelt, Anne Frank This is the first book that made me cry. I was only 9-10 years old when I read it :(

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré I'm a huge fan of Harry Potter, but when I read this book (I was 12 by the time), I hated it. I was disappointed.

The Hobbit: Or There And Back Again

The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien Excellent!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré And then a friend forced me to read the third. Her reasons were simple "I felt the same as you with the first and second book, but my aunt gave the third and fourth for Christmas, so I didn't have another option. They are good, you are going to like them". The next day she arrive with the prisoner of Azkaban, and that was the end for me :)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré So then, my cousin had the second book. Curiosity led me to read it. It was far more entertaining than the philosopher's stone, and it caught my attention.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré I couldn't stop reading it xD

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré The whole book was awesome, until I read the epilogue. It ruined it, but still it's one of my favourites XD