luni, 1 mai 2017

April Wrap Up 2017

Hello there, beautiful people!
I haven't wrote a wrap up in so long and I wanted to do it now because I had my spring break, and I messed up my sleeping scheudle completly and writing on this blog always helps me clear my mind. I'm gonna get right into it.
The first book I read this month was "Liar and Spy" by Rebecca Stead. 5 years ago I read "when you will reach me" and absolutely loved it, and since then, year by year, I've been searching for her other works, and now I did find one. I can't say I actually loved this. I think that if I would have read this 5 years ago, I would have loved it even more. However it was still mindblowing for me and somehow I find it to be a bit too hard for kids, because the main character may or may not be in depression.(it is not specified but I do think he is in a kind of a depression)

4/5 stars
The next book I read was "13 reasons why" by Jay Asher, and I hardly stoped myself from rereading it for the 3rd time. If you don't know, I did read this book in 2012 when it was transleted in Romania.After I finished the TV series I wanted to reread the book because I couldn't remember much from it, and it was such a quick read.
5/5 stars
Last book that I read this mounth was "Caraval" by Stephanie Garber and it left me with no words. Basically, as the story progressed I had in mind the quote that is also on the cover, more spesificly "Remember! It is just a game". Later on the book I was loke "OMG! It's gettimg so dark, I don't think this is a game anymore" and at the end of the story I was like "I can't believe this was actually just a game".
Also, at a point in the book I had to literally put the book down and go cry in the bathroom. I think I spent an hour before I got togheter and went back to reading. So yeaaahhhhh....This book was AMAZING 💛
I'm slowly getting out of a reading slump I didn't new I had it. And thiugh recently I haven't read that many books, I read some pretty good ones, so I'm not sad about that.
I hope you all have a wonderful day...and I'll see you soon.
P.S.: I have at least two more posts for you, so keep an eye out for that ;)
P.P.S. I also put amazon links to all this books wich is funny cuz' I never buy from amazon. (Because it does not ship to Romania) but I was too lazy to explain what the books were about.

marți, 21 februarie 2017

Best books of 2016

Hello there, beautiful people!
In today's post, I'm gonna talk about the books that I could not stop obsessing over, in 2016.
I hate long intros so let get started!!
1.Me before you
Probably the book with the most memories and the one that I related the most. And the one that I fangirled the most about. Yup.

2.Sherlock Holmes- A study in scarlet
It was everything that I wanted to be. Also read it while I was traveling to London, wich made it even better.

3. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
A book that I basically just flew through it and absolutely loved it And I can't wait for the movie.

4. Percy Jackson (Books 1 to 4)
I'm yet to read the last one, and I will pick it up soon enough, but the entire series was pretty darn good.

5.Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Although many people did not liked this book, I actually really really enjoyed it. i just really liked being back, and the reason why I don't read fanfiction is because I don't want to forget what actually happened. It might sound stupid, but it's true.

I also read other amazing books like Between shades of grey and Attachments but they did not stuck with me as much as this 5 did.
I read a total of 47 books and my goal was 50. At a point, in September and October I think I read a book per month, so I am actually glad I read 47. Also my initial goal was 40.
I know it late but I really wanted to write this post.
I hope you have an amazing amazing week and I'll see you soon enough.

Diana V.

duminică, 15 ianuarie 2017

Long time, no see

Hello there, beautiful people!
Way to much time passed since I wrote an entry. I'm really sorry for that, I just had all this ideas, and no time to put them down.
I am coming to you at this late hour, because I wanna write down something. Because school did not allowed me to do that in so much time, and because it feels great to just type, type, type, without thinking that I have homework.
So Tomorrow is my birthday. I don't know why I said that, I just want to make conversation. are you? how is your're life? I'm good, I'm thinking on opening an youtube channel. I want something new, and I actually started reading books upside down.
I'm not mad, it is actually quite entertaining. It gets you out from routine.
That pretty much is right now.
I'm thinking on making a best books of 2016, and a book haul soon.
Hope you have a wonderful week!
                                                                           Luv yeah,
                                                                                     Diana V.

duminică, 27 noiembrie 2016

Fangirling over Harry Potter (Always)

Hello, beautiful people!
              In today's post, I just want to fangirl a little bit about the fact that, Harry Potter will be on TV this December. And before you say that this is something normal, I want to say, that this did not happened in Romania in a while  (since I was a little I guess).
              So Digi Film (for my Romanian friends) just announced that starting with 4th of December, every day from 20:00 (Romanian time, obviously) every single Harry Potter Movie will be on TV. OMGGGGG...I knowww....riggghhhtttt. Aghhhh can't wait.
            Another thing I wanted to talk about is "Fantastic Beast and where to find them" came out a few weeks ago, and I'm yet to watch it. I really have to watch it. It's jut my local cinema only gives it on 3D and because some problems I had in the past I am not allowed to watch it. But I think I found it online, therefore, I'll try to watch it soon.
What else would need to be said? I'm currently listening to a CD that I got from Jazz and Blues Festival, where obviously, I volunteered, not even a surprise anymore. It is actually really nice.
And I think that pretty much is. Thank you for Fangirling with me,
I hope you have an absolutely amazing week!!
                                    Diana V.

luni, 24 octombrie 2016

Volunteering at Ruta Sepetys signing

Hello there, humans!!!!
What's up??? For me, nothing much, I'm just procrastinating because I have way to much to study for history.
As you can see from the title of this post, I volunteered at Ruta Sepetys's signing in Bucharest, Romania.
To go to Bucharest, from where I live, is a 2 h 30 min drive or so. Not big of a deal, it's a small price to pay for an international YA author.
So this is what I did, I woke up at 6:30 in a school day aka Friday got ready and jumped in the car with my parents because I'm 16 and I can't drive.
I got in Bucharest at 10:20 and I had 10 minutes to spend in the beautiful library, my parents left me so I was alone, and I got lost but find my way pretty fast.
Ruta Sepetys had a meeting with some Romanian bloggers, after that a short live interview, some kind of presentation at a class, and finally another 10 min or so interview. This is just at the local library.
Before I'll say anything else I want to take a moment and say how amazing the author and the director of the publisher were, and pretty much every other person I came in contact that day, and really, that was a side of Bucharest that I never seen before.
Ruta actually was kind enough to sign me 2 books, only because first time I put her to sign the book, it wasn't my copy, it was a copy of the book I received for free from the publisher, so a bit later I asked her if she can sign my copy as well, and she did.
After that I got about 4 hours to spend before the actual book signing, and I went to eat something, then to Curturesti (which, gotta say, this store keeps surprising me on how beautiful it is), and after that I drank a tee at Mc Donald's, just because it was right to Humanitas, the book store where the book signing was.
At 18:00 I went in the store and I attended the book talk (kind of a book talk). After the signing I meet this amazing humans, one of them has a blog and the other one has a youtube channel. They are such amazing persoonnnsss!
Before I left I went and talked to Anca (the director of the publisher) to see if there is anything else to do, but there wasn't, and she asked me at which high school I study and things like that. I told her that I'm from Brasov and she was so surprised that I came all this way just for this publisher and she also told Ruta, and she was also impressed, and I just had an amazing day. If you know me, you know that I'm like "shit....someone is talking to me...what do I say now???". But they were so nice and they gave me such a good feeling.
And don't be thinking I'm saying this just because they might be reading this. I don't even think they know that I have a blog. It is just what I felt. :D
This is it. All in all was an amazing trip, and I am so glad that I went there. Definitely an experience that I'll want to do again in the future.
Thank you if you read all the way until here. I'll make sure to have a bit more photos than usual.
Hope you have a great start of week.                      

                                             Luv yeah,
                                                        Diana V.

duminică, 23 octombrie 2016

Everything everything by Nicola Yoon - Booktalk

Hello there, guys!!!!
How are you???? I'm doing great...I just finished this amazing book and I want to talk about it!!!!
But first: This is a Spoiler review....unusual for me but there are way to many things to say about it. If you want a spoiler free review, look up for my book haul, or Wrap up...I'm not sure.


what they say: My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.
Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

what I say: Firstly, I wanna say that I've read this book in three days, which is amazing considering that I was studying for history, and that I haven't finished any books in a MONTH.
Yeahhh....we all been to the situation where school just puts us in a reading slump. Anywayyyy.....I can't find my words right now, this book was so mind blowing. I really did not expected to happen what it happened. Ok so....ughhhh....this book!!!
Let's begin with how stressful the first time when she got out of the house was...I was literally chewing my nails, and I don't do that!!! She got out just because the boy who she loved was being hurt....and that is so brave, and I admire this character so much.
Then she just couldn't stay in the house anymore so she got out again, and she got to the airport and flew herself to Hawaii, with Olly.
I spoiled myself when I bought this book. For some reasons I thought that the black page that was in the book might be pictures from the movie set. and when you see four words you read them. And this is how I got spoiled....and for the most part of the book I thought she was gonna die.
And this is why the 2nd day I wasn't reading that much, because I was afraid. But then I got to that part I was like " what?" but then you turn the black page and you see there are some more words...and she is alive... And in that moment, I don't know if that happened to you as well, but I felt like, something got out of my shoulders. I was so relieved.
And then you found out that her mom is actually mad....and you start realizing that her whole life was a lie. And you thinking that this book got into dark shit, but you continue reading because it's that great!!
Lastly the ending...everything got back together especially Olly and Maddy! And they lived happily ever after. This ending is so satisfying. This book was definitely the most mind-blowing contemporary book I've read this year so far, ad I'm so recommending it to you!
5 OUT OF 5 STARS!!!!
Hope you have an amazing day!!!
                                                                         Luv yeah,
                                                                                  Diana V.

duminică, 16 octombrie 2016

3 movie reviews and volunteering at DFF

Hello, wonderful people!
For the past couple of days I've been spanding all my time volunteering at Dracula Film Fesival...yaayy!!!
If you don't know, Dracula Film Festival (DFF) is, obviously, a film festival that take place in Brasov, between 12-16 of October.

Inferno (120 min.)

It opened with the book to movie adaptation of "Inferno" by Dan Brown and I t was amazing. Though I did not read any of Dan Brown's books, I still really really enjoyed this one, it was just so actionpackedplottwistingtrustissuesmindblowing amazing. I know that that is not a real word, but I thought I'll use it :D

I gave this movie 5/5 stars and I'm definetly gonna read the book for this.

The man who was thursday (Ungaria,2016)

This movie was pretty interesting...I can say. Everyone was saying how mind blowing it was and I gotta say that I agree.
It was a unique plot that I haven't seen before. But there were some aspects that I did not really enjoyed.
I gave this 3/5 stars.

What we become(Danemarca,2016)

This was so cliche, that I actually enjoyed it. If you wanna watch that cliche movie about zombies where everyone is dying but the main couple....this is the one.
It was....something...ummm...yeah...not the best movie. I thought the main characters are really dumb.

I think I'll leave you with only this 3 movie reviews ....for now.
I also wanna say that this Festival really got me into the Halloween mood.
I hope you have an amazing day!
                                                                     Luv yeah,


Diana V.