Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Reads of the moment...

A month has passed and although we always doubt (particularly me) our resolutions, keeping up with the reading materials has been quite easy for me! Apparently all it really takes is finding the right genres, relaxing background music and my Garfield pajamas.

I turned it into my mantra to set aside 2 hours a day (at least) for my reads of the moment, not to mention at least putting on the pile two books to go through, while ordering already the next ones I covet. It must be the newly found discipline and calmness after exams that has brought me to even getting extra reading time into my days. When it comes to the choice of topics, it has started to shift, the love for science books remains, but love for fantasies and comedies is coming strong into this month, as well as the movie and TV series recommendations to accompany them!

Of course the first book to discuss has to be Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, after watching the movie (you should if you already didn't) I just had to read also the book it's based on. I was intrigued (I always am) by the details a book let's you take in that the movie doesn't capture, and I have to say both are a match made in heaven. It is fun, it is loud, it is clever and surprises with the dynamic chapters. A perfect match for weekends and tea... Not to forget, the boldness of Astrid portrayed in the book is something many girls aspire to, not to mention, could learn from, but to fully undrstand what I mean, you would have to read it of course...

''It begins with absence and desire.
It begins with blood and fear.''
It begins with Aleksandra's discovery of witches...

The second one, well you guessed it, a Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. After hearing many words of praise from my friends it started off as a casual date night, just me, popcorn and the first season of it, turns out, the book is even more addictive and spilling a lot more magical secrets! Since I read fast and dive thoroughly into a book until it's finished, I was through it and soaked in the details pretty fast, but luckily, the second part of the trilogy is already on its way! (a gift that keeps on giving, isn't it?) You might start judging at this point, saying that a love story and floppy twist aren't your thing, but on the contrary, this book incorporated a lot of history, events and intertwined details that convinced even me, a well-known skeptic, it is an epic adventure worth the time!

Also, let me just leave the trailer, just in case you get curious... It is a Sky original production and in he case you didn't come across them now, their series are pretty amazingly produced!

Photos: All rights reserved by @aleks.tomasevic
Video source: Youtube (Sky One channel)


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