Friday, September 30, 2016

September Book Haul | The eBooks and ARCs

Hello, everyone!

Today I’m sharing with you the second part of my September book haul, which comprises the eBooks I’ve purchased on my Kindle and the ARCs that have been given to me by NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.

You can check out the first part of my September book haul here.

First, let’s talk about the ARCs, because they’re the majority of this book haul. I received a total of 10 ARCs and 2 eSamplers from NetGalley:

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

September Book Haul | The Physical Books

Hello, everyone!

Today I’m sharing with you the first part of my September book haul, which includes the physical books I got during the month.

I got a total of five physical books during this month. And I also bought five books to gift to my mom, dad, and aunt, but those won’t be pictured here.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Peñíscola, Spain - 2016

Fish monument made of ceramic tiles, placed right in front of the sea.

Hello, everyone!

Back in April, my family and I went on a trip to Spain and, among the cities/towns we visited, was Peñíscola.

Peñíscola is a lovely town located along the Mediterranean coast, and it is locally knows as “The City in the Sea”.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Joyful Sundays #6

Hello, everyone!

These past couple of weeks haven’t been very nice, I had my final exams at Uni and they were awful. They were harder because of this new grading system everyone thinks is stupid except for the Dean *rolls eyes*.

Anyway, this post isn’t about me complaining so enough of that *shakes away the negativity*.

Let’s talk about the little things that made these two weeks more bearable, shall we?

Friday, September 23, 2016

What I Love About Ecuador | SFATW

Hello, everyone!

So today we’re joining Marie’s feature: Souvenirs from Across the World.

For those who don’t know what SFATW is about, here’s a short description:

SFATW is a feature created to get to know each other a bit better, especially where we are all from, share a bit of our countries, cities, cultures, traditions, writers, authors. The main goal of Souvenirs From Across The World is to create a link between all bloggers, from everywhere, and to share a bit of the diversity that makes everyone unique on the blogosphere.

Today I’ll be talking about my favorite things from my country: Ecuador.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Discovering my Patronus

A new test has been uploaded on Pottermore…
Potterheads of the world, prepare…

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Time I Thought I Was Supergirl

... Or at least that's what I think was going on in these pictures. Don't you?
Just look at mini-me! It looks as if I was ready to take off *cries with laughter*

Honestly, I have no idea why I held my arm up for these pictures, nor do my parents. Believe me, I've asked them. They said I did it just because.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Camp X-Ray

Hello, everyone!

On November (last year), I watched Camp X-Ray and I must say that I was blown away by it.

First, let’s talk about Kristen Stewart’s performance: it was transfixing. In the film, she plays PFC Amy Cole. She portrayed this character so beautifully, she showed all those emotions, she gave life to the whole character. The fact that Amy Cole wore socks and sandals on the film was Kristen’s idea; she thought that Amy would have been the type of person that would use socks and sandals, so she did. The emotions she showed were real; there was no deceit in the ambiance. There were also these silent close-ups where you could read every fluctuation in her mood even though she was barely moving a muscle. That’s a performance from a true movie star.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

And Then There Were None | Book Review

Author: Agatha Christie
Genres: Mystery, Classics, Fiction
Rating: 4.5/5

First, there were ten - a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal - and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Joyful Sundays #5

Hello, everyone!

This week literally flew away and it was because I had so.much.FUN! This week was awesome! I got to do so many wonderful things with a friend of mine and I also had a family gathering; I can’t wait to share this week’s adventures with you!

Let’s just get started with the post, shall we?

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Devil's Nose, Ecuador - 2015

Alausi's train station.
We had to be at Alausí’s train station at 7:30am for the check-in because, supposedly, we were leaving at 8 o’clock. That didn’t happen, of course, as a wagon had broken down in the middle of the road, so they had to ride all the way to the wagon and pull it back to the station.

Our journey finally began at 8:45, which caused our visit to the Devil’s Nose to be shortened.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

My 1st Blogiversary!

Hello, everyone!

Yes, today is The Journeys of a Girl first Blogiversary! Woohoo!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Joyful Sundays #4

Hello, everyone! And welcome back to this weekly section of the blog!

I began this section back in October 2015 and wrote three posts for it (you can check them here: #1, #2, and #3) but then I just stopped. Lately, I’ve been thinking about retaking this series so that’s what I’m going to do.

In case you don’t remember (of course you don’t, this happened aaaaages ago…), in this section I’ll be sharing with you 6 to 10 little things that brought joy to my life during the previous week.
After each of these posts, I encourage you to share with me at least 5 things that made you happy during the week. Are you willing to accept that little challenge?

Friday, September 2, 2016

Recently Added to my TBR Pile

Hello, everyone!

Lately, I’ve been wandering around a lot on Goodreads, which has only caused my TBR pile to expand even more! I currently have 615 books in my To-Read shelf on GR. 615!

Here are some of the books I’ve added to my forever-growing TBR pile during August:

Letters to the Lost
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Genre: Contemporary
"Juliet Young has always written letters to her mother, a world famous photojournalist--even after her mother's death, she leaves letters at her grave. When Declan finds a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can't resist the urge to write back. Soon, he is sharing his pain with a perfect stranger. When real life interferes with their secret life of letters, Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart"