Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Wuthering Heights | Book Review


Author: Emily Brontë
Genres: Classic, Gothic Novel
Rating: 4.5/5

DESCRIPTION
Published a year before her death at the age of thirty, Emily Brontë’s only novel is set in the wild, bleak Yorkshire Moors. Depicting the relationship of Cathy and Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights creates a world of its own, conceived with an instinct for poetry and for the dark depths of human psychology.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Monasterio de Piedra, Spain - 2016 | Photojournal - Part 2

Hello, everyone!

Two weeks ago, I posted the first part of this "photojournal" of my trip to Monasterio de Piedra, which is located a couple of hours away from the city of Zaragoza, Spain.

As I promised in that post, here's the second part of this photojournal. Enjoy!


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Still Alice


This film is about a 50 year-old linguistics teacher from Columbia University called Alice, who gets diagnosed with early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. It all began when she visited a neurologist because she kept forgetting things and not remembering where she was. She was diagnosed with a familial version of the disease.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Everything, Everything | Book Review


Author: Nicola Yoon
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Rating: 3/5

DESCRIPTION
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.

Monday, August 15, 2016

10 Songs Stuck in my Head


Hello, everyone!

Lately, I’ve found myself with songs I’ve listened to, some old and some new, getting stuck in my head. Some of these songs are among my all-time favorites, but I really hate them when they just start playing inside my brain in the middle of a Stats class… Like, not now, Sia. I need to focus. Please.

Anyway, here are the 10 songs that have been stuck in my head, plus some of my favorite lyrics too.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Unworthy | Book Review


Author: Michael Orzechowski
Genre: Dystopian
Rating: 3.5/5

DESCRIPTION
In the Towns, if you do not contribute to society, you cannot be part of society. You are deemed “Unworthy”, you are arrested, and you are never seen again. When nineteen year old Louis loses his job at the local corner shop, he goes on the run from “The Council For Human Betterment”, who have eyes all over the Towns. He eventually finds himself in a boxcar, along with lots of other Unworthy, headed towards what they all are sure is their inevitable doom.

Follow Louis as he discovers where the train comes to a stop, a civil war in a new land, its ties with the Towns, and what these new friends [or foes] have in store for the almighty “Council” in the first of this new series, “THE UNWORTHY”.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Monasterio de Piedra, Spain - 2016 | Photojournal - Part 1

Hello, everyone!

Back in April, my family and I went on a 3-week trip to Spain. Our first stop was the city of Zaragoza and, a couple of hours away from it, was located the “Monasterio de Piedra” (Stone Monastery).

In this first part, I'll be sharing with you the pictures from the Natural Park located near the Monastery.

Los Valdillos.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

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Hello, everyone!

A couple of months ago I got a donut pan and I was dying to try it! So I searched for baked donuts recipes on Pinterest… THERE WERE SO MANY! I DIDN’T KNOW WHICH ONE TO TRY! I ended up choosing a simple recipe: Cinnamon Sugar Donuts.

They were light and fluffy, and just so delicious! I planned on taking pictures of them the next morning, because I baked them late in the afternoon so the lighting wasn’t good, but the donuts were long gone by then…