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Books and Music

Hey, guys!  I’m Catherine and from now on I’ll start posting on this blog as well. I decided that the best way to start is by creating a post about the two things that I enjoy doing the most. Reading books and listening to music. It often happens to me to associate some certain songs with some particularly books and this just makes the things better. When THAT song randomly pops in your playlist and you go back to that badass chapter from the book that sends shivers down your spine.

Isn’t it cool, right?!

Here are some of the cool associations that I made while listening to music and reading at the same time:

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1). Daughter of smoke and bone (Laini Taylor) – Play with fire (Sam Tinnesz)

(Where you can also add “White dove” – Koda)

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2) Queen’s rising (Rebecca Ross) –  B (Jaden Smith)

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3) To all the boys I love before (Jenny Han) – Sixteen going on seventeen (The sound of music)

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4) The fifth wave (Rick Yancey) – Everybody wants to rule the world (Lorde)

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Have you read any of these books? What other songs you’ve associated with these books? Let me know in the comments down below what you think.

Love,

Catherine xoxo.

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Christmas cozy books

Who doesn’t love Christmas? Everyone does! Sitting by the fire, drinking a nice cup of hot cocoa and reading a good book. But what books are perfect for this season? For me, a good Christmas book is one that has to have a happy ending and some snow. If I find a hot cowboy too, hallelujah!  I always liked to read romance books around Christmas time because of the happy ending and the fact that they make you warm inside. Am I right or not? But in this post, you’ll find recommendations for any taste.

I made two sets of pictures with books – one for my Romanian friends with books in Romanian, and one for my foreigner friends with English books.

This time of year, I personally read a lot of romance books, the majority with cowboys. I hope you like them too. If you have any suggestions, please leave me a comment here.

So these are my Christmas recommendation for a warm and cozy winter read. Enjoy!

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Cover reveal River Wild by Samantha Towle

Did you see the cover and blurb for Samantha Towle’s upcoming release RIVER WILD?! coming January 14th, 2019!

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SYNOPSIS:

A new town. A new identity. Pregnant and alone.

And far away from a past that can never find me.

River Wild.

Moody. Sullen. Asshole.

And my new neighbor.

I have no interest in befriending River. And he definitely doesn’t want to be befriended by me.

Then, he helps me rescue anabandoned dog. And, that day, I see something in his eyes that reflect back in my own. Sadness. Pain. Loneliness.

I know all of those things well.

An unwanted and unexpected friendship that somehow works. Then, without warning, it turns into something more.

River and I both have our secrets,and that’s okay. Because I understand him. And he understands me.

For the first time in my life, I have something I never thought I would have—happiness.

But happiness isn’t forever. Not for people like me.

Especially not when my past is waiting just around the corner, ready to come and take it all away.

PhotoCredit: Wander Aguiar Photography

Model: Andrew Biernat

Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs

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5 reguli de aur pentru o recenzie de calitate

We are Women of Letters

În această eră a tehnologiei și-a internetului, când toată lumea este online și-și spune părerile ca să le vadă toată lumea, modul prin care și le exprimă a devenit din ce în ce mai neglijat, deși ar trebui să fie cel mai important aspect de luat în considerare înainte de a se apuca să scrie. Articolul meu va oferi câteva sfaturi, imposibil de neglijat, pentru scrierea unei recenzii, calitative. Ideea mi-a venit cu câteva seri în urmă, când am văzut pe instagram o postare care se referea la scrierea recenziilor. În ultimul timp au apărut zeci de bloguri care scriu despre cărți, toate postările reunite sub denumirea de recenzie. Însă nu toate o fac calitativ.

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Recenzie Colivia Regelui de Victoria Aveyard /Editura Nemira

Colivia Regelui

De Victoria Aveyard

“Colivia regelui” a fost cea mai puternică, adâncă și contradictorie carte din seria “Regina rosie” de până acum. Prima jumătate aproape m-a facut sa ii dau trei stele , a fost insuportabil de lentă și mi-a pus la îndoială decizia mea de a continua seria de mai multe ori. M-am simțit ca și cum m-aș îneca într-o mlaștină, încercând să mă mișc, încă blocată în același loc de atâta timp. Dar în cele din urmă se părea că nenumăratele pagini în care nu s-a întâmplat nimic au fost necesare pentru a înțelege personajele și pentru a pune bazele celei de-a doua jumătăți, care a fost fără îndoială mind-blowing, plină de secvențe și momente de luptă epice, care sa te tina in suspans.

Mare petrece șase luni închisa, torturata, trăind la mila unui rege rău care o ține într-o cușcă, asta fiind singura metoda de a o avea langa el, care o folosește pentru a-și sluji propriile scopuri și în fiecare zi fură o parte din ea și o înlocuiește cu speranțe și mânie, în timp ce Garda Stacojie face noi aliați și se străduiește să pună capăt domniei sale de minciuni. Cu amenințări de război civil, răzvrătirea unor case care pretind puterea și sângele nou-născut,care schimbă echilibrul dintre rosii și argintii, regatul Norta va fi fie reformat, fie înghițit de flăcări. Căci există un singur tron și doi fii Calore, împărțiți prin trădare, ambisiune și o fată cu fulgere.

Cine este Mare Barrow? O ipocrita centrata pe sine. O ucigasa. O tradatoare. Așa v-aș fi spus la începutul cartii. Nu este nici un secret că nu o indragesc foarte mult pe Mare. De fapt, o parte sadica și destul de crudă din mine a apreciat torturile și disperarea ei, toate momentele în care a simțit, în cele din urmă, greutatea greșelilor ei și a deciziilor de urgență. Mare a avut greselile ei, care pe mine m-au inmanat sa ii port o oarecare pica. Seria asta oricum m-a facut sa o urasc si sa o plac pe Mare in acelasi timp, si chiar daca nu aveam de gand sa termin “Regina rosie” vreodata,acest volum m-a convins ca trebuie sa o fac. Recunosc ca intr-o oarecare masura aceste carti sunt placerea mea vinovata, pentru ca daca trebuie sa fiu sincera cu voi, seria aceasta nu este ceva wow, dar are ceva care ma convinge sa o citesc in continuare.

Va las pe voi sa descoperiti adevarata lume din spatele Coliviei  regelui.

Multumesc mult celor de la Nemira pentru ca mi-au trimis aceasta carte.

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Cheesy Christmas movies on Netflix

Hello, lovelies. How are you? A few more weeks and Christmas will be here. And how else should we get the atmosphere than with some cheesy Christmas movies? Recently Netflix added some romantic Christmas movies and if you’re into that, here are my recommendations.

Christmas wedding planner

-Wedding Planner, Kelsey Wilson, is about to have her big break: planning her beloved cousin’s lavish and exclusive wedding. Everything is going smoothly until Connor McClane, a devilishly handsome private investigator shows up and turns Kelsey’s world upside-down. Hired by a secret source, Connor quickly disrupts the upcoming nuptials but wins Kelsey’s heart in the process.

The princess switch

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Stacy, a type-a planner with a penchant for schedules takes a spontaneous trip to the charming land of Belgravia at the encouragement of her sous chef and best friend, Kevin. While preparing for the Royal Christmas Baking Contest Stacy finds herself faced with an identical stranger and a strange request. Free-spirited but royally obligated, Duchess Margaret Delacourt wants nothing so much as one last chance to experience life as a “normal person” before she dutifully marries the Crown Prince of Belgravia. Stacy can give her that wish. From questionable equestrian skills and the true meaning of charity to slipping accents and snowball fights, this is an adventure that no holiday romantic should miss.

The holiday calendar

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A struggling but talented photographer inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, the contents of which seem to predict the future. Will this magical calendar lead her to love this holiday season?

A Christmas prince

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When a reporter goes undercover as a tutor to get the inside scoop on a playboy prince, she gets tangled in some royal intrigue and ends up finding love – but will she be able to keep up her lie?

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Rose McIver and Ben Lamb in A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (2018)


A year after helping Richard get to the throne, Amber is about to become his wife. But is she really made to be queen?

Christmas Inheritance (2017)



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Before ambitious heiress Ellen Langford can inherit her father’s gift business, she must deliver a special Christmas card to her dad’s former partner in Snow Falls, the hometown she never knew. When a snowstorm strands her at the town inn, she’s forced to work for her keep, and in the process, finds romance and discovers the true gift of Christmas.

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A Wish For Christmas (2016)


Sara Thomas is the type of woman who prefers to sit on the sidelines at work, but when her big idea for a Christmas initiative is stolen, she makes a wish to Santa that she’ll finally have the courage to stand up for herself. Santa grants her wish, but only gives her 48 hours. As the clock ticks, Sara will discover how to channel the Christmas magic and speak her mind all on her own.

I hope you like my cheesy Christmas movies recommendations. Make a cup of hot cocoa and watch some of them. Or all.

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Negustorul de manuscrise/ Camino Island John Grisham

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Negustorul de manuscrise este publicata la Editura Rao . Acum in librarii.

O bandă de hoți pune la cale un furt spectaculos dintr-o cameră de valori aflată la subsolul Bibliotecii Firestone de la Universitatea Princeton.

Prada este neprețuită, însă universitatea a asigurat-o pentru 25 de milioane de dolari. Bruce Cable este proprietarul unui magazin de carte, însă câștigă bani buni ca negustor de cărţi rare şi ediţii princeps, cochetând uneori cu piața neagră a cărților și a manuscriselor furate. Mercer Mann este o tânără romancieră care suferă din pricina lipsei de inspirație. Ea este abordată de o femeie elegantă și misterioasă care încearcă să o implice într-o poveste periculoasă, dar captivantă. O sumă considerabilă de bani o convinge pe Mercer să accepte o misiune sub acoperire, astfel că se infiltrează în cercul de prieteni al lui Bruce Cable

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A gang of thieves stages a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars.

Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts.

Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer’s block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable’s circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets.

But eventually Mercer learns far too much, and there’s trouble in paradise as only John Grisham can deliver it