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.

marți, 11 octombrie 2016

The intimidating TBR tag

Hello there!

           For the past couple of days/weeks,I've been struggleing with writeing a blog, not because of school or anything, but because I have way to many ideas of posts, but I don't have the patience to sit down and write.  But here I come with a book tag, because I haven't talked about this topic in ages!!
           The intimidating TBR tag:

1. A book on your TBR pile you haven't finished:

Pride and prejudice. I probably think I'm a terrible person, but I've tried twice to read and at a certain point it gets slow, and it dirves me mad. And I relly want to like it.....I just can't get through it.

2. A book you just haven't had the time to read:

I'm going to say "The Hobbit" by J.R.R.Tolkien just because it's just a tiny little bit slow and I just need the time, where I sit and read. Maybe an audiobook would also help.

3. A book you haven't read because it's a sequel:

Here we go again, me being a terrible person, and I will say "Clockwork prince" by Cassandra Clare. Again, high fantasy (oh well, more like urban fantasy and steam punk) and I just need the time and read this kind of books. And this is frustrating because I loooooovvvvveeee "Clockwork Angel".

4. A book you haven't read because it's brand new:

Probably "Something in Between" by Melissa de la Cruiz. She is one of my favourites authors, I don't know what it is, I just love her books, and this book came out in America on 4th of October, but I haven't seen it yet in Romania.

5. A book by an author you read previously but you didn't really like:

Anything by Anna Todd, I've only read "After" by her, and It's a bit too much drama for me.

6. A book in your TBR plie that your just not in the mood to read:

For this, I think I'm going to say any Classic. I only read classic in very special ocasiones, and this ocasiones are usually if I'm in the mood for them. But I gotta say that I love "Sherlock Holmes" adn I try to read it as often as I can.

7. A book in your TBR plie that you haven't read because it's enormous:

For this, I'm going to say a series, and that is "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon.

8. A book on your TBR pile you bought because of the cover:

Dunno, I usually buy books because of their reviews....hmmm...I think "Watership Down" by Richard Adams.

9.The book on your TBR you find most intimidating:

Anthing that I need to read for school is intimidating for me, especially if it's a long book, because I'm a slow reader and because I know I won't finish the book on time and I will eventually be spoiled.

OK, so this was it, I curently have a cold, and I'll try my best to write many blogs right now.
On October 2nd, I had an year since I first started this blog. And lastly I want to say that I started an instagram accoun for the blog, again, but this time, with Instagram being so nice an alowing me to easily swich accounts, I'll try to post more regularly.
The account is simply called @thestreetoffiction .
Thank you for reading, I hope you have a wonderful day! Bye!

                                                                                        Diana V.