Saturday, 30 November 2013

Monday, 25 November 2013

The Good Wife : Whack-A-Mole Review

There seems to be a big contrast between the situation in LG ( I don't like the new name) and in Florrick-Agos. At the beginning of the chapter we can see the gloomy Florrick-Agos office meeting where they apparently get on well enough and the luxurious LG table where they have plenty of food and quarrel much more. It's obvious that none of them can have it all.

I don't really know what to think of the new guy yet.Kalinda says he's not dangerous and she knows what dangerous is ,but he tells too many jokes and wants women to like him , which may not be so bad somewhere else but it is not so right in a law firm. I just don't want him to be the new clown in town.

Jackie, on the other hand , has shown her real power. I felt sorry for her, and sorry for Alicia, you know: Like father like son.

By the way , in case there is someone who doesn't remember what Whack-A-Mole is check this.

The Good Wife : The Decision Tree Promo

Both Alicia's and Peter's mums could be great friends if they really tried although this may never happen actually. Those two ladies have very different personalities that could amuse , entertain and even help each other in many ways if they weren't so stubborn.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Premeditated by Josin L.McQuein Review



PremeditatedMy favourite quote on revenge is this one by Douglas Horton:  While seeking revenge, dig two graves-one for yourself. This book is supposed to be about revenge and it is somehow.

When Dinah learns that her cousin Claire has tried to commit suicide and is lying in a hospital bed in a coma, swears to take revenge on the boy who made Claire suffer and is willing to go to any lengths to do it. She is determined to ruin his life ,however, things don't turn out to be the way she expected.

Life is not a bowl of cherries for the character of this book ,whether they come from money or not.Some of them have parental issues ,lack of self-esteem and mental problems  to deal with . So they are not the usual perfect youngsters who appear in some YA novels.Revenge is therefore  just a part of the plot.


Did I think that the book was going to be much darker?  Yes, I did.
Does it really matter to me? No , it doesn't.
Is the book shallow? No , it isn't.

Dinah has a really strong personality which makes her likable and her sworn enemy at school Chandy is in my opinion her alter ego.Chandi is what Dinah would have been like had she not had her father's love and her will power.

The way the book ends is not difficult to predict if you pay attention to the clues,however, this doesn't make it less interesting.In her blog Josin L.McQuein writes about an alternative ending for the book, read it if you are curious.




Thursday, 21 November 2013

Marble Mountains in Da Nang Vietnam

Not far from Da Nang city there is a cluster of five limestone hills named after the five elements:Kim (metal), Thuy (water), Moc (wood), Hoa (fire) and Tho (earth).

If you feel like waking up the stairway take into account that is   not easy to get all the way up in the scorching heat ,the steep steps make the climb tiring but it is well worth visiting the beautiful blue pagoda at the top and the caves.Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and water. If this is too much for  you  there is a new lift that will take you to the top.

By P.B.


Tuesday, 19 November 2013

The Good Wife 5x08 Review: Two Yoko Ono Problems

Yoko Ono was said to have been a bad influence for the Beatles , David Lee compares Will's new young friend with this infamous woman,who by the way , may have been  completely innocent .

But she's not the only Yoko Ono in the show since Eli Gold has her own young friend as well. However I think that what Will is doing out of lust and spite Eli is doing because he is madly in love, head-over-heels in love , deeply infatuated with Natalie.

The offices ,OMG if they make them look like a hip start-up and Florrick-Agos thrives there , they can do anything. I just can't wait a week to see what they do, a miracle I guess.

The case they had in this chapter was in my opinion treated in a too funny way given how serious immigration , deportation and death threats are.Perhaps it was they way the scriptwriters had to show how absurd laws regarding these matters can sometimes be.

The Good Wife : 5x09 promo

 Jason O'Mara is the new guy in the office. We will see if this former family man in Terranova is able to deal with these sharks which may sometimes be worse than the zombies in  Resident Evil.

On the other hand Peter's mom is NOT  a horrible woman , she is without a shadow of a doubt an outstanding defender of her son, no matter what he does. Peter is very lucky to have her, perhaps not the people around him, but he certainly is .


Monday, 18 November 2013

El Cielo Ha Vuelto de Clara Sánchez : Crítica

El cielo ha vuelto


Es un libro entretenido, sobre todo al principio.Engancha con facilidad y tiene su punto de humor y sus frases sobre verdades existenciales.

Combina situaciones un tanto absurdas y personajes poco creibles con descripciones de la vida cotidiana y tópicos sobre las relaciones humanas.

La protagonista supera en cierto modo su modo de ver la realidad a través de un cristal de color rosa y se enfrenta a sus temores con grandes dosis de paranoia y de fuerza de voluntad.

No es una novela de esas que recordarás toda la vida pero te puede hacer pasar un buen rato en una tarde lluviosa.

M.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Starters: Book Trailer

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater Review

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)
The boys are back "Adam Parrish,gaunt and fair;Noah Czerny , smudgy and slouching;and Ronan Lynch,ferocious and dark" together with "pretty unkillable" Gansey and Blue a.k.a Jane.

Henrietta, Virginia with its farmhouses , cattle and Anglionby Academy is again the scenery of the lives four special boys and a unique girl.

Gansey  wants proof of the imposible and is still searching for the tomb of the Welsh king Glendower "And the conversation was about Glendower.Because when you were with Gansey ,the conversation was almost always about Glendower".

Whoever woke the king was granted a favour and Blue needed it . She really needed it to save Gansey from the death she had forseen.

Blue's feelings both for Gansey and Adam are still unclear, even to her.However, Adam's is well aware of the way he feels."Blue Sargent  was pretty in a way that was physically painful to him. He was attracted to her like a heart attack." But what he wants above all is "to feel awake when my eyes are open".

They are not alone,though, the Gray Man has come to Henrietta to make things harder for them.He is looking for a relic to take objects out of dreams. The dreamer is Ronan ,just like his father was before him, and his house is fool of impossible gadgets from  dreams but  not only things and not only Ronan.

There is a wonderfully sad kiss , if that is possible, full of longing and loneliness.One of the saddest kisses I have ever read about.

Maggie Stiefvater has written the second part of The Raven Boys in the same elegant and rich prose that made me a fan of the author .The characters are very well developed and there are many layers in this wonderful novel that will keep you thinking about it long after you finish the book.

Monday, 11 November 2013

The Good Wife: ICE,ICE Baby Promo

Christmas Ad: John Lewis

The Good Wife : The Next Week Review: Alicia The Warrior

Alicia may be in warrior princess mode but this war is going to be long and there are going to be many casualties.She did have guts, though, to walk into Lockhart-Gardner again and sit there as a witness ( with no right to a bottle of water) instead of as a partner.

I don't think Alicia changed as Diane pointed out, I think her priorities changed. She got sick and tired of working for other people who stole her thunder and above all she got fed up with the way her relationship with Will was going, that is nowhere. Not that her brother ( who is definitely a terrible matchmaker) is 100% per cent right when he says that she was afraid of leaving her marriage for Will, but there is some truth in his words , more than Alicia wants to admit.

On the other hand the fight for the clients and the money is getting really dirty and we are going to find out who's naughty and who's nice .David Lee has no qualms about  resorting to anything to win but Diane may not be so willing to play so dirty, at least for now. 

What is amazing is the way Zach and Grace are neglected.Alicia is completely unaware of what is happening right under her nose. Those two have been left to their own devices while their mum is worried about her career.I do hope things start getting better before Alicia finds herself with  a new front at home.

Evertrue by Brody Ashton: Book Trailer

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Un Caffé Sospeso : A Pending Coffee

A few years ago in Naples ,Italy, someone came up with this wonderful idea of paying in advance for a cup of coffee for  a person who needed it but  couldn't afford it.

So you go into a coffee shop and when you order you pay for yours and  also maybe for another extra cup.A person in need may walk into that coffee shop later and ask whether there are any pending coffees and may drink one thanks to your generosity.

This idea is being adopted gradually in other countries such as Argentina,Australia, Russia ,Spain and Canada.

Asus Transformer Book Trio : Cool Advertisement

It's a laptop , it's a tablet, it's a desktop PC. It's the new Asus Transformer Book Trio 3 in 1. It houses a fourth generation intelcore processor, Android 4.2 , windows 8 and much more. If it is as cool as the advertisement , it rocks!

By MO.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Maggie Stiefvater on The Dream Thieves

I am  a hundred per cent sure that I will love this book , I just can't wait to read it.

The Good Wife: The Next Day Review

Rise and shine Lockhart- Gardner and  Florrick- Agos a new day has just arrived!.

Good morning Diane, it has finally dawned on you that without the support of the Governor there is no way you are starting a new career. I am surprised you didn't see that coming. Did you really think that Peter was going to back you after firing his wife? . The best choice you have made so far (apart from those dresses you always wear and your elegant demeanour) is marrying that man. I really like him, he seems to be quite honest.

Good morning Will, you are twenty years old again and have got  yourself a new girlfriend and a tattoo as well as a wicked way of practising law . Is this really what you want? Wouldn't you rather have Alicia back and not only back at the firm? ,because no matter how hard you play from now on there are some things that cannot be obtained at a court of law.

Good morning Alicia. You've got a new firm  at home and a teenage daughter also at home (didn't you notice how fast she was growing?) a partner who finds it slightly difficult to keep his mouth shut and a woman vomiting in your bathroom pregnant with who-knows-whose baby and the power to stop the governor from helping you.

With days like this one some people had better stay in bed and wait until The Next Week.



Friday, 1 November 2013

Six Months Later by Natalie Richards Review

Six Months Later  Chloe has lost six months of her life and what has she got in exchange?

*The hottest boyfriend.*The coolest friends.*The best grades.

Sounds like a good deal but it's not. It's actually CRAPTASTIC because none of it seems right.Chloe's amnesia gets in the way of her happiness.

Well, Blake,the boyfriend, is still hot but there is something weird about him and there is also Adam who is always around and has deep blue eyes and dark hair. Her new cool friends are popular but Chloe misses her old friend Maggie.

The grades are good though, maybe TOO GOOD to be true.But her parents are soooo happy that is hard not to feel the same way because at least her mum wasn't so proud before:

"She doesn't yell either.Just drones on and on about the endless depths of her disappointment and my failure to live up to my potential".

Natalie Richards unravels Choe's past in such a way that it makes  you want to go on reading .There are twists , kisses ,murders and friendship in this stand alone novel.

This book is definitely a page-turner and fans of YA mystery books will love it.

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