Friday, 23 November 2012

Book Review - Por Que Voce e Assim (Why You Are the Way You Are) by Otavio Cohen

Personality is something we hear about and take for granted every day. Yet being the way we are has a massive effect on our everyday life. In Por Que Voce e Assim (Why You Are the Way You Are) Otavio Cohen explores the very idea of personality and how you can know yours better.

SYNOPSIS
Shyness, seductive power, sensibility, reason. A little bit of all these form your personality. Some of these traits are very clear and inborn, others you have picked up along the way. Still the mixture of all of them in different doses makes you unique. It's time to unravel the mysteries of you personalities, understand why you are the way you are and finding out if you can improve it. 

Thursday, 22 November 2012

My Article for Pluto Newspaper {1}


Verging on too late, but still worth a mention... A week ago my review of The Blasphemer by John Ling (read it here) made it to Pluto, UCLan University's fortnightly newspaper. Here is where I must thank Luke for asking me to review for them and, hopefully, you should see me there more often too. ^_^

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Bookish News, Music Monday & Books-Turned-Movies

I'm back!!! Sorry for the little break in communication there peeps. Life keeps on getting in the way.

Moving on swiftly, before I start whinging about being busy with this and that and how much I missed blogging, I'm full of news so I'll try to make it short and sweet in order for you not to miss a thing! 

Belated Music Monday

First and foremost... Since I've missed Music Monday this week, here is the track of the week - Just a Touch by AlunaGeorge.

I must shout out to my cousin Babi for introducing me to the London voice and instrumental duo. The result is that I'm so in love with it, I have to share it even if it's not Music Monday per se. I hope you like it as much as I do! ^_^


Book-Turned-Movie

It's no secret that books have become one of the hottest things on the big screen. My favourite series, The Mortal Instruments, is due to become another book-turned-movie franchise and this last week, it not only gained a teaser trailer but also a release date. City of Bones will hit the cinemas on August 23rd 2013. Watch this space!


Last Friday also saw the release of Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2. In a Twitter Style review - The twist at the end is brilliant, go watch it! 

Cool book on the block at the moment is Cool, Sweet, Hot, Love by Erin McCahan, which hasn't even hit the shelves yet as it's only due to be published in 2014, has already had its movie rights acquired by Warner Bros. Being a student of Linguistics myself, this is one book I want to read as it’s about a lover of linguistics,  female teenage genius wanting to know what the four words - cool, sweet, hot, love - mean to the various groups of people she comes in contact with. And that's an interesting thought... What would these words mean to you? Or what is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of them?

Another one getting a movie makeover is fantasy novel Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, which has bagged Dreamworks, the ones behind the Harry Potter movie adaptations, as its producers.

Disney's Sleeping Beauty is also getting a movie touch up. The 1959 fairytale classic will be reborn as Maleficent with no one other than Angelina Jolie playing Maleficent herself. The first pictures to emerge of the new adaptation look amazing!  

Bookish News

Finally, and just in case you missed it, Penguin and Random House have merged to become the biggest publishing house ever seen. Together they will account to for 25% of the book sales in the UK and one of the reasons for the merge was to increase the publishers' presence in other countries including Brazil. While this is clearly a strategic move, the maneuver was received with skepticism on Twitter.  Read more about it here.

On a more light-hearted note, did you see Writer's Digest diagram of how to write a book? It's hilarious, but so true!!!



There is a lot more to talk about, but I'll try and spread the overload of info over a few posts not to fry anybody's head, including my own! 

I hope you guys have a wonderful week and it's great to be back. :)

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