December 31, 2016

My Favorite Books of 2016

Today is the last day of the year and as promised here is my favorite books of the year. In case you want to see my favorites from each quarter you can find it down below by clicking.





This year I have read quite a while a total of 106 books. Overall I am really happy because I have read really good books.

This is going to be a count down and I am going to choose my top ten.  There is reviews for all this book except for the one in the 5th position; those reviews will be linked in the title of the books. Without further do, let´s get started.

10. Passenger by Alexandra Braken

If you are interested in a full review of this book you can check it now by clicking on its title. And as matter of fact it was one of the first reviews on the blog. This book it´s on this list because there is action, romance, fantasy and a little bit of history. It was really entertaining and I will definitely recommend the read.

9. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Those who are regulars in the blog will know by now that I love historical fiction. I include this book in this list because even when it’s so big I read it in less than a day and enjoyed it so much. It´s addicting and even when it´s fiction reflects a part of the history that it´s not told very often: “What women did during Second World War?”. The Nightingale is beautifully written and full of amazing characters that you will love.

8. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

I love Outlander in every form of it. I love the books and I love the TV show. The first book didn’t make to the list because the second book it’s so amazing that just eclipse the rest of the books (that I have read so far).

This book made it to the list because it has the right amount of romance and a lot of adventures. And because of Jamie; everyone who has read the series or watch the TV show will know what I am talking about.

7. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


I´ve read this book for the very first time this year and I understood why it´s called a classic. Not only the writing its brilliant but also the story. It´s relatable even nowadays, so many time after.


A friend of mine gave me this book as a birthday present and I am beyond grateful for it. This book it’s amazing. It’s completely different to everything that you have read before and you will love it. If you like mysteries, you will definitely love this one.

5. Le Livre des Baltimore by Joël Dicker

This book it´s supposed to be the second part of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair but the only thing in common with it is the author and the main character. It’s a book that is not even whithin the same genre that its predecessor but still a master piece.

4. The Young Elites by Marie Lu

This book made it to the list because it goes against the clichés and instead the main character being a good girl, she is some short of a villain and I love it. there is two more books in the series but I haven’t had the occasion to read them yet.

3. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

After reading this book I understand why mostly everyone tend to say that Brandon Sanderson is one of the masters of the contemporary fantasy. The final empire it´s amazing, it’s a dystopian world with a magic system that is like nothing I have ever seen before. The characters are well portrayed and the author is not afraid of taking risk in order to create a good story. I hope that I will be reading the next installment in the series soon.

2. Lady Midnght by Cassandra Clare

If you have been here for a while you know that I am a huge fan of Cassandra Clare and that at least one of their books have to be into this list. Lady Midnight is the first book in a new trilogy call the Dark Artifices that is set on the shadowhunters universe. In order to read this book you should definitely read the rest of the books by the author so you don’t spoil yourself about the stuff that previously happen and because otherwise you won’t understand much of it.

1. The Fray Theory: Resonance by Nelou Keramati

I received a copy of the ARC for review by the author and I am beyond grateful. I loved this story. I am not quite sure in which gender the story should fit, maybe science fiction, maybe fantasy or maybe magical realism.

But the point it´s that this book make it to the top 1 because the writing it´s compelling and the characters likeable even when they try not to be so. The story it’s addicting and you won’t stop reading until you reach the last page of it. It´s an amazing debut and I am really looking forward to read the next book in the series.

So far, I know that Nelou it´s going to publish a novella named The Harbinger and that is supposed to be between the first and the second book.

And because the author is so nice, she agreed to do an interview that will be posted next Wenesday. 



Those were my favorite books of the year. Which ones were yours? Leave a comment down below or in any of my social media (that you can find here).

Hope you all have a Very Happy New Year.


See you all next year. 

December 30, 2016

Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal

Otro mes llega a su fin y, casi otro año. Pero otra reseña del club de lectura llega con ello. La lectura elegida para este mes fue Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal. Y, como no podía faltar aquí os dejo la reseña de Noe del blog Entre Páginas y Letas y, aquí tenéis nuestra reseña conjunta en Between the Pages of the Lost Library.

He releído Harry Potter otras veces, porque es que es un libro que me encanta y, como ya dije en el HarryPotter Tag es una parte intrínseca de mí como lectora. Fue el primer libro “grande” que leí. Sin embargo, esta es la primera vez que he leído el libro con un ojo más crítico y, la verdad es que una vez más me he dado cuenta de lo maravillosa que es la historia del niño que sobrevivió.


Como supongo que todos sabéis (en caso de que no hacerlo, ¿dónde habéis estado durante los últimos 15 años?), la piedra filosofal es la primera entrega de la saga y, en ella conocemos a los protagonistas de la saga y, somos introducidos al universo mágico. Harry es un niño de once años que vive con sus abusivos tíos. Un día misteriosas cartas, que no le dejan leer, empiezan a llegar. Finalmente, Harry descubre que es un mago y que va a estudiar en el prestigioso colegio Hogwarts de Magia y Hechicería.

Conocer a Harry, Ron y Hermione por primera vez es fascinante. Pero lo más interesante es que aparentemente la autora tenía todo preparado para los próximos libros. Aparentemente es una historia que se puede considerar, muy meditada y preparada. Supongo que los que hayan leído el resto de los libros coincidirán conmigo, pero hay cosas en el primer libro que, aunque quedan muy bien no son explicadas hasta el sexto o el séptimo libro y, por eso creo que la señora Rowling hizo un trabajo brillante.

Por otra parte, creo que es interesante destacar el estilo narrativo. En este primer libro es muy adecuado para el público objetivo al que el libro iba dirigido. Es un estilo sencillo, pero que engancha. Entiendo que niños de 8 a 12 años puedan disfrutarlo. Pero lo maravilloso, es que también puede ser disfrutado por un adulto. Y, que como se habrán dado cuenta quienes hayan leído el resto de los libros crece con los personajes y con los lectores.


La historia es muy interesante y, descubrir todo a la vez que lo hacen los protagonistas es una de las cosas que hace que este libro sea tan maravilloso. Pero no es solo eso; también es el uso de la mitología, Fluffy es un cancerbero, es figura de la mitología griega: el perro del infierno. Y, ese solo es el ejemplo más claro. Yo soy una de esas personas que siempre ha disfrutado la fantasía, desde que era muy pequeña. Por eso Harry Potter me parece tan maravilloso, es un mundo único que crece juntado diferentes elementos de diferentes mitologías.

El único problema que encuentro en el libro, como ya menciono en la reseña conjunta (que podéis encontrar pinchando aquí), es que Harry está rodeado por figuras autoritarias muy abusivas. Por una parte, tenemos a los Dursley que a pesar de ser los encargados de proteger y cuidar de Harry y, sin embargo, es como una especie de Cenicienta. Por otra parte, tenemos a Snape, que como es un adulto responsable y maduro (por favor nótese mi sarcasmo aquí) hace que el pobre niño pague porque él y James Potter no fuesen amigos. Los que hayan leído más libros sabrán más los que no, ¿a qué estáis esperando?

Sobre el malo del libro, poco pedo decir sin hacer spoiler. Es una pequeña introducción que te deja con ganas de saber más.

Evidentemente no puedo más que recomendar este libro, que en mi opinión merece 5 estrellas.

En enero vamos a leer Dorothy debe morir de Danielle Paige. Esperamos que os unáis a nosotras. Si queréis dejarnos algún comentario podéis hacerlo o bien en redes sociales, o en el blog conjunto o en cualquiera de nuestros blogs. Os dejo todos los links a continuación.


Between the Pages of the Lost Library, página de Facebook del club de lectura


@NoeLautnerStory, Twitter de Noe

@martapasperez1, mi Twitter.


Nos vemos en la próxima reseña. 

December 28, 2016

Last Quarter of the Year Favorite Books

Hey guys,

As I promised today I am back with a new post in the regular schedule for it. Today I want to tell you about my favorite books that I read during the last quarter of the year. You might have notice that I haven’t read as much as I used to during this quarter. I´ve read a total of 8 books in the moment in which I am writing this.

Just so you know I am the same person that 3 months ago, was complaining about just having read 20 books. Of course, I am not ashamed or anything like that because I was on my semester abroad and I was enjoying the time with those new friends. In case you are interested in learning about my Erasmus you can by clicking here.

You can check my favorites of the previous quarters by clicking on each of them.




And since this quarter I have read very little I am just going to pick 3 books. This are all the books that I have read during this quarter.  If there is any review for them it will be linked and you can check it by clicking on the title; if the review is in Spanish, the symbol (SP) will appear next to the title.

Magisterium. The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black (SP)

Magisterium the Copper Gauntlet by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black (SP)

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (SP)

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them (the original screenplay) by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone by J.K. Rowling

The Woods by Harlan Coben

Marina by Carlos Ruíz Zafón


And my favorites in no particular order are:

Magisterium. The Copper Gauntlet by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black













Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen













The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson













On the 31st of December I will announce the favorites for the whole year and the one or ones that will be included in my all-time favorites.

Follow the blog to know when there is a new post or follow me on my social media (which you can find here) where I always say when there is a new post.


See you all soon. 

December 23, 2016

Wrap Up del Erasmus

Hola a Tod@s:

Como sabréis los asiduos del blog he estado de Erasmus y la verdad es que, aunque me ha encantado se ha acabado. Si por mi fuera me habría quedado en Alemania, pero tengo que terminar la carrera, así que me he tenido que volver. Lo que para vosotros e bueno: leeré más otra vez y tendré más tiempo para el blog. Los post semanales están de vuelta, pero los días en los que publico van a ser cambiados. Los miércoles publicaré en inglés y los viernes en español.

Pasado el momento de anuncios, debo decir que no he leído mucho durante el Erasmus y, por eso no he ido haciendo Wrap Ups mensuales, pero aquí os traigo uno de todo el Erasmus es decir de septiembre hasta el momento de diciembre en el que vuelvo. Dicho sea de paso, en diciembre aún no he leído ningún libro.

Sin más dilación empecemos.

El (sin)sentido del amor de Javier Ruescas

Fue el primer libro que completé y el primer libro del club de lectura, Between the Pages of the Lost Library, que organizamos Noe del blog Entre Páginas y Letras y yo.

Sobre el libro lo que tengo que decir es que no es mi favorito del autor. De hecho, no me gustó, como ya dije en mi reseña me parece que
es el peor libro de uno mis autores favoritos y, por eso le di 2 estrellas. Sí queréis leer una reseña detallada, podéis hacerlo pinchando en el título.


Conocí a la autora por Facebook y fue tan amable que me mandó una copia de su libro para reseñar. ¿Qué decir sobre este libro? Pues que me encantó. Es novela erótica, pero es mucho más que eso. Es una bonita historia de amor y amistad.


No es un estilo narrativo excesivamente complicado, pero es perfecto. Por eso le di 5 estrellas y estoy deseando leer los próximos libros de la autora. Para leer mi reseña completa pinchad en el título del libro. Y, si estais interesados en saber más sobre la autora pinchando aquí, podeís leer la entrevista que le hice pinchando en su nombre. 

Magisterium. La Prueba de Hierro de Cassandra Clare y Holly Black

Otro de los libros que he leído para Between teh Pages of the Lost Library. Sí, es cierto que este no es el registro habitual de la señora Clare pero Magisterium es una apasionante saga Middle Grade que, es más que probable que guste a todos los seguidores de Harry Potter.

La verdad es que durante este semestre no tenía demasiadas ganas de leer y, sin embargo, cuando estaba leyendo este libro tenía ganas de encerrarme en mi cuarto y leer hasta que acabase el libro.
Mi puntuación es 4 estrellas y desde luego, una encarecida recomendación de que leáis el libro. Para leer mi reseña completa pinchad en el título del libro.

Magisterium. El Guante de Cobre de Cassandra Clare y Holly Black

Me gustó tanto el primer libro de la saga que tuve que ponerme con el siguiente nada más acabarlo. La cosa incluso mejora, llevan la historia fuera del Magisterium y expanden el universo y las criaturas y todo.

4 estrellas y de nuevo una recomendación para que leías el libro. Podéis leer mi reseña completa pinchando en el título.

Orgullo y Prejuicio de Jane Austen

Hablar de un clásico siempre es complicado porque es un clásico, pero con el tercer libro de Between the Pages of the Lost Libray Noe y yo nos las apañamos bastante bien. A las dos nos gustó, pero la verdad es que a mí me encantó y fascinó.


Puedo entender porque este libro, al que di 5 estrellas es un clásico. Para leer mi reseña completa solo tenéis que pinchar en el título del libro.

El Imperio Final de Brandon Sanderson

El libro más grande que me he leído en el Erasmus y el primer libro de uno de los maestros de la fantasía contemporánea. Evidentemente me encantó. Todos sabemos que me gusta la fantasía y, si encima está bien escrita me gusta más. Además, como el final es, en cierto modo cerrado es incluso mejor. Estoy deseando ver que nos ha reservado el autor para las próximas entregas de la trilogía.

Escribí una reseña en inglés y pronto publicaré una en español, de momento si estáis interesados y pincháis en el título podéis leer la reseña de esta maravillosa fantasía a la que le di 5 estrellas.

Animales Fantásticos y Dónde Encontrarlos (guion original de la película) de J.K. Rowling

En vista de que en el remoto pueblo de Alemania en el que viva no había un cine cerca y, los únicos accesibles estaban en alemán tuve que conformarme con leer el guion de la película mientras escuchaba la banda sonora e intentaba imaginarme todo. El miércoles fui a verla, así que podeis esperar una reseña para la semana que viene. 


Eso ha sido todo lo que he leído durante estos meses, pero espero volver a mis ritmos de lectura habituales ahora que estoy de vuelta en casa. Si os ha gustado este post suscribiros al blog o seguidme en mis redes sociales (que podéis encontrar aquí) donde siempre aviso de cuando hay un nuevo post en el blog.


Nos vemos pronto. 

December 21, 2016

My Erasmus Wrap Up

Hey guys!

I am finally home and that means that i will be blogging with schedules once again. I am sorry for have abandoned the blog somehow during this past 4 months but I really felt that Erasmus is something that only happens once in a life time and I really want to enjoy the whole experience (if you want to check my post about Erasmus click here).

As I was saying regular post are coming back but I am changing the days in which I used to post because of university schedules. So, I will be posting in English every Wednesday and in Spanish every Friday. Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog or follow me on my socialmedia (which you can find here) where I tell you about my post.

However, this last few days of the year you can wait to find a few more post out of the regular posting days because as the end of the year is coming to an end there are favorites books list that will be coming out in the next days. But without further do let´s go with the actual topic of the post. The books that I have read during my Erasmus.

I haven’t read as much as I think I would. In total I´ve read 7 books, which is not a bad thing considering that sometimes that is what people read in a year, but it is a low mark considering that usually I read around 8 books a month.

El (sin)sentido del amor by Javier Ruescas

This is book by one of my all-time favorite Spanish authors, but definitely not his best. I really love the rest of his work so definitely if you know some Spanish and want to try to read something on this language go for any of his books. However, this was such a huge disappointment.
The main character of the story was not likeable and the plot was really easy to predict. I gave this book 2 out 5 stars. You can check the review that I did for it by clicking on the title of the book but it´s on Spanish.


I met the author on Facebook and she was kind enough to send me a review copy of her book and even do an interview for the blog (which you can check by clicking on her name).

About the book, I should say that is really good and the style that she uses is so simple that is wonderful. This is one of this books that you read in one sitting literally. I gave it 5 out of 5 stars and I am really looking forward to read more books by this author. You can check my review by clicking on the title of the book, but once again is on Spanish.

Magisterium. The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

I loved this book. This is one of the first middle grades sagas I read as an adult and I am loving it. The book is by in e of my all-time favorite authors, Cassandra Clare, and her friend Holly Black. And I must say that is wonderfully written.

The characters are really well constructed and so is the world. You might seem some similarities with Harry Potter because the whole magic school thing but that is it. There is no other similarities between this two books, besides the fact that you most likely will love this book if you have love Harry Potter.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. And I will soon post an English review of it, in the mean time you can check my Spanish review by clicking on the title of the book.

Magisterium. The Copper Gauntlet by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

I was so excited about the story that I immediately jump into the second book in the saga. What is great about this book? Well, just everything about it. The universe is expanded in a very interesting way and so it is the characters who have grown up. I am really looking forward to read The Broce Key, which is the next installment in the series, as soon as I have managed to read a couple of other books that have been in my TBR for quite a while now.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. And I will post a full review in no-time; in the meantime, you can check my Spanish review by clicking on the title of the book.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Now I can fully understand why this book is a classic. It´s beyond wonderful. It´s not only entertaining but beautifully written and completely timeless. You can relate easily with the characters even when the story is supposed to be happening during the Regency period.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars and soon will be posting an English review. In the meantime, if you speak Spanish, you can check my review by clicking in the title of the book.

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

Ok, now I get why there is so much hype around the work of Mr. Sanderson. He is a master and I say that only having read one of his books, because if the rest were just a third as good as this one they would still be masterpieces.

Obviously, I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars and I am really looking forward to read the next books in the series as soon as I can get my hands on them. You can check my full review, this time on English, by clicking on the title of the book.

Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them (the original screenplay) by J.K. Rowling

I was ling in such a small city that there was no cinema so of course I haven’t watch yet the Fantastic Beast movie. Luckily that will change this afternoon. However, I really need to know what was happening so I had to order the book and read it.

Let me tell you that the cover and the design of the book is beautiful. The story seems to be interesting and I cannot wait to see what have they done with it on the big screen. I will be posting a review of it, I guess sometime next week. By the way I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.


And that´s all I have read from September until now. I hope that in this few days until the end of the year I manage to read some more books and review them for you guys.


See you soon in the next post. 

December 10, 2016

My semester abroad Aka. The greatest Experience of my life.

My semester abroad has been without the sing of a doubt one of the greatest experiences in my life. It´s been a great adventure but it has also been an incredible opportunity to meet incredible people for whom I am incredibly grateful for.

First of all, it was the first time that I was living by my own. I am 21 and, in my country the normal thing is to stay home until you finish your studies if not even further.

Living at my parents, I did not have the need to cook or to clean or to be tidy at all. I knew that if I didn’t do it someone would do it for me. Here, even when I was living with other people I needed to be able to cook and to clean my clothes and do a basic housekeeping by myself. I didn´t know how to cook; now, four months later I prepare an amazing risotto thanks to the teaching of one of my roommates. Also, I realize that my mum was right and if I keep things in place everything is way easier that have everything a mess.

I am also happy because I realize that there is a bunch of clichés about all nationalities that are completely false. I am going to be very short on this topic, because I don’t want to offend anybody.

There is this image about Spain in the world, in which everyone things that we are always parting and that we are lazy. We are not! There is lazy people in Spain but there is rude people in Germany (I have encounter them), and they are not as perfect as we all believe: they are not as punctual as they wanted us to believe in our first week here. There are some that are extremely hardworking but there are some that are lazy. Lastly, one thing is to be straight forward and a completely different one is to be rude, they really need to think about it. However, I know, that not all the Germans are like this, because I had the pleasure to meet some really nice Germans who would stop to talk with you, and be genially interested on what you have to say.

I could also speak about other nationalities for example, Australians. We all, at least in here, thought that over there it was always warm. I have been living with an Australian and I was wrong! They have winter and summer, just the other way around.

I think my experience has been so rich and so incredible, because I´ve had the chance to meet people from all around the world: French, Italians, Canadians, British, Japanese, Chinese, Americans… and some Spanish. And those people are the ones that should be blamed for the amazing time that I´ve had over here.

This is a very little town in which there is no pubs and not the things that you might expected to find on a university city. There are no bars and certainly there are no clubs. If you want to hang out you better go to one of the apartments compounds or go clubbing to the nearest town. There is not even a mall, so shopping is completely out of the way.

My semester has turn out as good as it has because I was surrounded by amazing people that I will now introduce to you, and for whom I am really grateful. There are no real names out of request of some of the people appearing.

Let´s go first with the Spanish people. Some are new and some are old acquaintances.

Mr. Enigma is a dear friend of mine from the university back home. We meet during our first year, in the first week; we keep friends after all this time. I am really happy he is here with me because I tend to panic over the smallest think and he is just the opposite, taking things with calm. We took the plane together and despite of his obsession of us getting lost we manage to arrive to our destination. During this semester, we have seen each other maybe less than we are used to, but I know that he was there in case of need. I mean we manage to leave Oktober Fest because he wouldn’t leave without us.

Lightning McQueen and Betty Rubble are the other two Spanish people whose I meet here and become close with. I met them because I am a total creep and kind of stalked Lightning McQueen during one of the meetings that we had to attend and sing attendance. I discover a name that sounds Spanish and count people until I found him and talked with him. Thanks to him I meet Betty Rubble, definitely someone who is now on my favorite people list, actually all of the people that I am talking about here are in this list now. But going back to both Lightning McQueen and Betty Rubble, it is important that I highlight all the fun that I have traveling around with them. Discovering Bonn with them was incredibly nice and I think our first bonding experience with them at their place after a long day walking. And then we visit other places and it has always been nice times with a lot of laughing involve.

And now, let´s talk about my international friends.

Dori, is one of my roommates. She is from Australia and live right across the aisle. If I were her I would have kill myself in more than one occasion because every five minutes I am knocking on her door to make sure that my grammar is correct. Who can blame me? Those are the perks of living with a native English speaker. Dori is probably the most fitting nickname that I’ve ever chose for anyone, cause she keeps forgetting about stuff, but it´s been a real pleasure to live with her, she is a lovely person.

Elsa is from Hungary, and the nickname was chosen by The Wicked Witch. She is from Hungary and even when I am leaving tomorrow I have not been able to master the correct pronunciation of her name. She is the first person that I’ve ever meet from her country and if all of them are just half as good as she is, they must be amazing. Elsa is ready for a great chat on a party or just simple chatting evening. Plus, she made the most amazing brownies in the whole world. By the way Elsa, next time I say if you want me to make sure that you come back home, let me take care of it.

Luna Lovegood is an incredible nice French lady that along with Ms. Lecter thought me that French people are crazy about two things: cheese and wine. Seriously I´ve never meet someone who is able to have such intense conversations about food as this two, and I really love food. She is also an incredible photographer, and really funny. She´s been like the fifth roommate.

I also met Tiana, girl from Manchester with who I have great times getting bored in class. We talked about Minions (which all of you know by now that I adore). We met on the first week during a BBQ, and even when at first getting her accent was kind of hard for me, as I guess getting mine was for her I genially knew I would like to be friends with her, as it turned out to be.

I met Mulan thanks to Tiana. I mean we have seen each other sometimes at German class but not talking that much apart from: “Guten Tag. Wie Gehts?”. Eventually we had another course together and became close. I really enjoy time with Mulan, she is really funny and when you are with her you can cease laughing.

Sven is a Canadian guy that I meet the first night we were here. We chatted for a bit and then keep chatting until we became friends. At first, he was kind of shy, but once he was confident around it´s incredible nice and patience person to hang with. If I was him, I would have killed myself because even when we only had one course together I manage to drive him crazy with all my questions. And I am really thankful, because thanks to him I discovered one of the prettiest places that I´ve visited in Germany: Burg Eltz. Plus, he was really calm when I locked myself out of my room in the middle of the night and I went to him for help. He has proven to be a friend for the funny and the needy times.

Lastly but non-the least, I want to tell you about Ms. Lecter and The Wicked Witch. I could have not been luckier. They are my other two roommates and we have become really close. In fact, we are always together. By the way the nicknames are a joke among us, they are really nice, more than nice to be honest!

When I first arrived here I was worried about not being able to meet people, even when I am one of those who speaks with the pavement on the middle of the street. But I met them!

At first I thought my roommates will just be someone to share a house with. But I was wrong, The Wicked Witch and Ms.Lecter have been the people with whom I have shared the most amazing times in here. Like the time we went to Oktober Fest and we almost were left there because Ms.Lecter did not want to leave without the jar, or in that same trip when she said or most used phrase: “I don´t care! He is like me!” and achinó (slanted) her eyes to prove her point. It was impossible to calm her down, but then The Wicked Witch appeared and even when she was as drunk as Ms. Lecter was, she managed to calm her down. It didn´t last long, however and she keept been funny.

We had an amazing time in our trip to Neuschwanstein and Munich. We went with Lightning McQueen and Betty Rubble. It was crazy cause we walked all the way to the castle after a night of no-sleep and more than 600 kilometers on a car. But it was completely worth it.

On that same trip, we decided to drive Lightning McQueen mad with all our questions. Sleep on incredible destination in the middle of nowhere and drink the fresh milk the morning after. We spoke with the cows and took a selfie with a horse. In Muchich we jumped on the air-mattress and named a teddy bear that I bought after a famous German desert, which became the love of my life thanks to The Wicked Witch. 

Those days that we spend shopping and eating like crazy in Japanese restaurants in Koblenz until we couldn’t walk anymore. I think we beat ourselves in our last dinner.

And I cannot forget about all of afternoons having coffee together and all the laughs and chats. Drinks and food tastings from each of our countries. After this I am seriously considering moving to France or Italy, even when Spain we also have an amazing gastronomy.

I know that I got the jackpot with those two and that, I´ve made friendship for what I hope is a lifetime. I am really looking forward to the next time I will meet them.

I am writing this one week in advance and I cannot keep myself for crying because now I understand that thing that some friends told me this past summer before I come: “You cry at the beginning of Erasmus because you are going to miss your family but you also cry at the end because you are going to miss all the people that you have meet”. I am going to miss  them like crazy and I cannot thank them enough for all the great times that I´ve had with them.

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I think I can say safely that Erasmus have been the greatest experience of my life, because I have grown up a lot. But mostly, because all the people that I manage myself to surround with. 

December 9, 2016

Harry Potter Tag

Saludos desde la lejana Alemania: 
Como sabréis los seguidores habituales del blog, Noe del blog Entre Paginas y Letras y yo, tenemos un club de lectura llamado Between de Pages of the Lost Library y, la lectura de este mes es Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal. 

El otro día mientras procrastinaba un poquito entre el millón de trabajos que tenía que entregar esta semana, encontré este Tag en YouTube y, me pareció muy adecuado hacerlo. De manera que aquí os dejo el Harry Potter Tag.

Aviso, si no habéis leído los libros o visto las películas vais a encontrar más de un spoiler.

¿Cuál es tu libro favorito en la serie?

Sin lugar a ninguna duda mi libro favorito es El Cáliz de fuego. Me pareció que el concepto era muy interesante y, la verdad es que fue el libro que hizo que me enamorase por completo con la saga de Harry Potter.

Había estado leyendo la saga desde que se hiciese famosa con las películas y, me gustaba leer, pero los otros libros me dieron algo de miedo (aunque si nos paramos a pensarlo, el Cáliz de Fuego da bastante más miedo con esa primera escena). Pero la verdad es que el Cáliz de Fuego fue el primer libro grande que leí y, gracias a él aprendí a apreciar los libros.

¿Cuál es el libro que menos te ha gustado?

El Prisionero de Azkaban. En esto parece que estoy en desacuerdo con el mundo entero, porque parece ser el libro que más disfruta la gente y, sin embargo, es el que menos me gusta. El concepto del giratiempo es interesante, pero, la historia no me gusta.

¿Cuál es tu película favorita?

Mi película favorita, es de nuevo El Cáliz de Fuego. Visualmente es muy atractiva, es bastante fiel al libro y, en mi opinión la que mejor se entiende si no has leído los libros
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A demás, tengo un recuerdo muy bueno de cuando estrenaron la película, porque fui a verla con mi padre al cine y, no se quedó dormido, lo que es un hito que debería pasar a los anales de la historia.

¿Qué partes de los libros o las películas te hicieron llorar?

En los libros lloré en el Cáliz de fuego cuando Harry y Voldemort tienen el enfrentamiento y, las almas de sus últimos asesinatos aparecen, en la película es bueno, pero en el libro me destrozó.
También lloré en el quinto libro cuando J.K. Rowling nos cuenta como Neville va a visitar a sus padres. Al contrario que el mundo entero, no lloré con la muerte de Sirius, porque no la procese hasta que no acabé el libro.

En el Misterio del Príncipe lloré con la muerte de Dumbledore: en el libro es un capitulo muy emocional para Harry y, más tarde cuando el resto de alumnos y profesores de Howarts se dan cuenta de la muerte del querido anciano, pero en la película fue como: “Ale Dumbeldore está muerto, pasemos a otra cosa”. También lloré al conocer la historia pasada de Voldemort, que te permite entender por qué es como es.

Y, en las Reliquias de la Muerte lloré un montón. Lloré con el cuento de los tres hermanos. Lloré cuando Bellatrix tortura a Hermione, lloré cuando Dovi murió. Lloré cuando me di cuenta de que Fred estaba muerto, lloré cuando Lupin y Tonks murieron. Lloré cuando me di cuenta de que Bellatrix estaba muerta, vale que era mala malísima, pero era uno de mis personajes favoritos de la saga entera. Lloré cuando creí que Harry estaba muerto. Me pegue una llantina considerable cuando Hewitt murió. Y cuando te das cuenta de que, aunque Snape es un cretino, ha estado intentando emendar sus errores durante 17 años.

Pero, el peor momento fue cuando cerré el libro y me di cuenta de que había acabado de leer Harry Potter y, que no tendría nuevo material, porque cuando yo acabé de leer los libros, J.K.Rowling decía que no iba a hacer nada más relacionado con el universo de Harry Potter.

¿Quién es tu personaje favorito?

En esta pregunta lo lógico sería ir con uno de los protagonistas pero, la verdad es que aunque me encantan como personajes y, tienen un arco de historia increíble, mi personaje favorito de la saga es Bellatrix Lestrange.


Puede que sea porque Helena Bonham Carter encarna al personaje de una manera brillante, pero no creo que este solo relacionado con eso. Me parece que Bellatrix a pesar de que es una mala persona, porque seamos realistas, lo es; es alguien que está profundamente convencida de sus ideales y es totalmente leal, ¿de cuántos personajes se puede decir eso?

¿Cómo sería tu Patronus?

Pues la verdad es que ahora con hacer el test de Pottermore puedes descubrir tu Patronus fácilmente. En mi caso una Ardilla Roja.

¿Quién es tu profesor favorito?

Mi profesor favorito sin lugar a ninguna duda es la Profesora McGonagall. Me parece que es una buena profesora y, parece que se preocupa por sus alumnos.

Lo mejor de McGonagall esta en el sexto libro o, en la séptima película.

Pero, también me gusta mucho Hagrid.

¿Quién es tu Weasley favorito?

¡El Sr.Weasley! Es divertidísimo y, su obsesión con los muggles me hace muchísima gracia.

¿Quién es tu villano favorito?
Bellatrix, ¡sin lugar a ninguna duda! Tiene sentido, sobre todo si tenemos en cuenta que es mi personaje favorito.

¿Cuál es tu cita favorita?

Es imposible que elija solo una, así que os dejo una selección de las que más me gustan:

“Hay muchos tipos de valentía. Hay que tener un gran coraje para oponerse a nuestros enemigos, pero hace falta el mismo valor para hacerlo con los amigos.”

“La verdad es una cosa terrible y hermosa, y por lo tanto debe ser tratada con gran cuidado.”

“Llámalo Voldemort, Harry. Utiliza siempre el nombre correcto de las cosas. El miedo a un nombre aumenta el miedo a la cosa que se nombra.”

“¡Todo el dinero y la vida que uno pueda desear! Las dos cosas que la mayor parte de los seres humanos elegirían... El problema es que los humanos tienen el don de elegir precisamente las cosas que son peores para ellos”

"Se abre al cierre"

Y, por supuesto el lema de Howarts: “Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus”, que significa: “Nunca le hagas cosquillas a un dragón dormido”.

Pero si tuviese que quedarme solo con una, sin lugar a ninguna duda sería la primera.

Si pudieses elegir entre la Piedra de la Resurrección, la Varita de Cedro o la Capa de Invisibilidad, ¿cuál elegirías?

Como fan loca que soy de la saga, me doy cuenta de que la más útil, tal y como se cuenta en la historia, es la capa de invisibilidad.

¿En qué casa estarías?
Hufflepuff. He hecho el test de Pottermore varias veces y en todas y cada una de ellas el Sombrero Seleccionador me ha puesto en Hufflepuff

¿Cuál sería tu clase favorita?

Defensa contra las Artes Oscuras o Historia de la Magia. Sí, ya sé que son cosas que están totalmente incorreladas, pero la verdad es que las dos me parecen muy interesantes.

¿Reliquias de la Muerte u Horrocruxes?

No tengo madera de asesina, así que no podría crear Horrocruxes; tampoco es que me haga mucha gracia eso de dividir mi alama en pedazos. De manera que me tengo que quedar con las Reliquias de la Muerte.

¿Cuál es tu hechizo favorito?

Buff, ¡esto es difícil! Creo que mi hechizo favorito es Wingardium Leviosa, ¿a quién no le gusta ese hechizo?

Si pudieses conocer a cualquier miembro del reparto, ¿quién sería?

Como he dicho me encanta Helena Bonham Carter, pero creo que elegiría a Emma Watson. Me parece que una conversación con ella sería muy interesante: parece tener la cabeza muy bien amueblada.

¿Has jugado a alguno de los videojuegos?

Mi obsesión con El Cáliz de Fuego me llevo a comprar el videojuego, que nunca conseguí pasarme. 

De hecho, nunca en mi vida me he pasado un videojuego.

Si estuvieras en el equipo de quidditch, ¿en qué posición jugarías?

Tengo pánico a las alturas, no estaría en el equipo de quidditch. Además, soy el ser más torpe sobre la faz de la tierra, aunque me presentase a las pruebas, no me elegirían para estar en el equipo. Creo que mi posición ideal sería espectadora.

¿Te gustó el final?

Para contestar esta pregunta, asumamos que el final es el séptimo libro.
La verdad es que tengo sentimientos encontrados. Creo que el epilogo, me sobró en cierta manera, pero que termine diciendo “Todo iba bien” da cierto sentido de cierre y final.

¿Cuánto significa Harry Potter para ti?

Para mi Harry Potter significa el inicio de mi amor por la lectura; aunque me gustaba leer antes, de hecho, aprendí a leer antes que el resto porque no podía tener a mi madre leyéndome todo el día. Pero, Harry Potter fue la primera serie con la que me comprometí, que esperaba con ansias la salida del nuevo libro. Por eso Harry Potter no sólo significa mi infancia, sino el inicio de mi amor incondicional por los libros.



Para terminar, voy a retar a Noe de Entre Páginas y Letras a hacer el Tag, porque como ya he dicho es el libro del mes en Between the Pages of the Lost Library. Os dejo los links de todo aquí abajo. 




Espero que os haya gustado el post de hoy y, que decidáis uniros a nosotras en el Club de lectura.

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Nos vemos pronto.