miércoles, 10 de septiembre de 2014

Blood of the Water Review

**I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.**
Simon and Elysia have gone into hiding. With no family to return to, the only friend they have left is Zeno, Elysia's creation. But she wants revenge. And she wants Simon to use his Talent in order to achieve that. Can a Talent be used for a dark purpose?
Glebric, a former servant in Xelos' house, only wants freedom for his mother. A strange voice in a cave may be the answer to his request, but for a price. What is he willing to sacrifice?

domingo, 6 de julio de 2014

Brush With Darkness Review

**I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.**
It started with a dream.”

I think there are no truer words. Every self discovery path starts with a dream.

Simon Baroba doesn't want to be a merchant like his father is. He wants more; he wants to see the world. That's why he enlists in a legion of the Republic of Pazh: to build a name for himself and his family.

lunes, 24 de febrero de 2014

Red Right Hand Review

 **I received this novella from the author in exchange for an honest review.**

Wow! I must say that I'm surprised. That was an excellent and fast pace story with an unexpected end –yes, it does have an end, which is a good thing to say if we consider all the stories out there with no end at all.

Dermot McGuinty works in an insurance company in Dublin. He has been dreaming with the same girl for the last six weeks, but he never remembers her face when he wakes up.

Palabras fugaces

Páginas en blanco.

Historia de un vacío que se pretende llenar con palabras que no se asoman a los labios, que no se dejan entrever en la mente.

Palabras difusas.

Palabras sueltas.

Palabras que se escapan.

Y entremedio de estas palabras, una escritora que trata de hacer algo con ellas, pero nada se le ocurre.

Palabras fugaces.

Palabras vacías.

Mente en blanco.

jueves, 7 de noviembre de 2013

YA books I couldn't put down

Of all the ebooks I've read this year, I wanted to tell you which ones you should definitely read. So far, I liked most of the ebooks I came across in 2013 but some of them definitely blew my mind!
I didn't put them in this order on purpose; all of them are incredible to me and I gave them a five stars rating. So here goes my list (with their amazing covers!):

jueves, 27 de junio de 2013

Cementerio de Recoleta - Proyecto Fotográfico

El Cementerio de Recoleta fue inaugurado en 1822 y fue remodelado por última vez en 1880 por el arquitecto Juan Antonio Buschiazzo –hace mucho tiempo atrás.

Fue declarado Museo Histórico Nacional en 1946 –debido a personajes importantes que descansan allí, las esculturas y diseño arquitectónico. Además, algunas de sus tumbas están consideradas como Monumentos Históricos Nacionales y el Estado Argentino se encarga de mantenerlas. Sin embargo, muchos otros sepulcros y bóvedas evidencian una falta de mantenimiento (algunos más que otros).

Esa fue la primera razón por la cual quise desarrollar este proyecto: para mostrar cómo una parte de la historia argentina se está cayendo a pedazos. Planeo hacer de este trabajo una labor más extensiva. Esta muestra constituye un primer ensayo documental.

Si sigues este enlace, podrás visualizar las fotografías en mi página de Facebook:


Recoleta Cemetery - Photography Project

Recoleta Cemetery was inaugurated in 1822 and it was last remodeled by the architect Juan Antonio Buschiazzo in 1880 –so many years ago.

It was declared National Historical Museum in 1946 –due to some notable people who rest there, its sculptures and its architectonic design. Moreover, some of its tombs are considered as National Historical Monuments and the Argentine Government maintains them. However. many other tombs and vaults are in a state of disrepair (some worst than others).

That was the first reason why I wanted to do this proyect: to show how part of our history is falling apart. I'm planning to make of this a more extensive job. This is just a first documentary essay.

If you follow this link, you can view the project on my Facebook page:

viernes, 7 de junio de 2013

In the green labyrinth —I found you

I'm always looking for something
—though what it is I don't know—
never finding a thing,
searching, searching,
and so life goes on.

I see the green labyrinth
and I'm heading that way.
Maybe if I take its turns
and go up and down its hills
I'll find you, I'll find you.

Another dead end
—it's always a dead end—
so I go back
and there you are.
I found you, I found you.

I stand there motionless
and words fail me.
I look at you
and you look at me.
I found you, I found you.

We turn around
and together we walk down
trying to find the way out
the green labyrinth where finally
I found you, I found you.

domingo, 12 de mayo de 2013

How to make the best of a crisis time (by writing about it)

I think of crisis times as opportunities: you never know in advance what the outcome might be, but it could be something surprisingly good, so I kind of embrace times like these.
Guess what? I'm in the middle of a crisis now, but I'm not scared at all.
Last Saturday morning an idea came to my mind and I realized I had a story to tell. Maybe this is too personal but I have this feeling it's the right story to start my writing career.

Cómo aprovechar un período de crisis (por medio de la escritura)

Considero a las crisis como oportunidades: aunque nunca puedes saber el resultado con antelación, podría ser algo sorprendentemente bueno, por lo cual suelo aceptar tiempos como estos.
¿Adivina, adivinador? Estoy atravesando una crisis ahora, pero no estoy asustada en lo absoluto.
Por la mañana del sábado pasado se me ocurrió una idea y me di cuenta de que tenía una historia para contar. Quizás esto sea demasiado personal pero tengo la impresión de que se trata de la historia correcta para comenzar mi carrera como escritora.