August 16, 2015

This is the part when I break free, cause I can't resist it no more

Pic found here.

On Thursday, 13th of August, I submitted my master's dissertation. It's been a very stressful past couple of months, I must say. The past couple of weeks were especially stressful, for me and for everyone around me. 

I want to take a moment here to thank everyone who stood by me and supported me in the past couple of years. I would have never made it if it wasn't for you. Thank you.

I am sure I will write in more details about my study in a few months here on my blog, but for now I just don't want to think about it anymore. To summarize it in plain words, I wanted to research if society today was as fucked as I thought it was, and the answer is yes. Research proved it. More details to come in the foreseeable future. 

That aside.. it's over. It's done. I still can't quite believe it. True, I still have nightmares about my thesis, and when I wake up my first thought is "is it really over?" It is. It's been a long 2 years and I put into this everything that I had. 

Everytime, when things got hard I told myself "just a little bit more", but that little bit was never little and always so far away. 

Everytime, when things got hard I told myself "just a little bit more", but that little bit was never little and always so far away. So the day before my handing-in I thought "just a little bit more" and it suddenly hit me that, holy shit, this was a little, and sure as hell it was about to be over. The feeling was surreal. All the blood, and sweat, and stress, and anxiety, and counselling sessions, and long hours shifts, and forcing myself to Uni and study after a long shift, forcing myself to be strong, and breaking down in the next moment, and all the bloody hard days were over. This was it. I made it to the finish line. 

I dreamt about this moment for 3 years. All those things lead me to this moment. The moment where all that pain, and stress, and hardwork, and persistence was over and it lead me right here. All that shit was worth it. I did it! ..But never, ever again. 

And now it's done. The only thing left is to hope for the best. I've done everything that I could, and I gave all that I had. Fingers crossed that it was enough. Please, let it be enough. 

It's been a long journey and I am glad is over.

I am ready for new adventures to come. 

July 21, 2015

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren Review

Sweet Filthy Boy
Wild Seasons #1
by Christina Lauren
Published on May 13th 2014
Gallery Books, 416 pages

One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him.

But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation—and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out—Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume—her sweet, filthy fling—to France for the summer and just…play.

When feelings begin to develop behind the provocative roles they take on, and their temporary masquerade adventures begin to feel real, Mia will have to decide if she belongs in the life she left because it was all wrong, or in the strange new one that seems worlds away.

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“What we know is the unrequited possibility, the temptation of the idea.
 The make-believe. The adventure. But when you choose the adventure, 
it becomes real life.”

I am just gonna throw it out there. This book is one of the best contemporary new adult romances I've read this year. Ok, scratch that. One of the best books I've ever read. Yes, it was that good and more.

July 16, 2015

And now tell me I am the problem in this system

Today is one of those days.

You know what? I am tired. I am so tired. The bone tired, that sleep cannot fix. Cause believe me, I sleep as much (and too much) as I can.

June 28, 2015

Things we know by heart by Jessi Kirby Review

Things we know by heart 
by Jessi Kirby
Published on April 21st 2015
HaperTeen, 304 pages

When Quinn Sullivan meets the recipient of her boyfriend’s donated heart, the two form an unexpected connection.

After Quinn loses her boyfriend, Trent, in an accident their junior year, she reaches out to the recipients of his donated organs in hopes of picking up the pieces of her now-unrecognizable life. She hears back from some of them, but the person who received Trent’s heart has remained silent. The essence of a person, she has always believed, is in the heart. If she finds Trent’s, then maybe she can have peace once and for all. 

Risking everything in order to finally lay her memories to rest, Quinn goes outside the system to track down nineteen-year-old Colton Thomas—a guy whose life has been forever changed by this priceless gift. But what starts as an accidental run-in quickly develops into more, sparking an undeniable attraction. She doesn't want to give in to it—especially since he has no idea how they're connected—but their time together has made Quinn feel alive again. No matter how hard she’s falling for Colton, each beat of his heart reminds her of all she’s lost…and all that remains at stake.

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Jessi Kirby did it again! Her book, Golden was stunning, and I knew this one will not disappoint one bit. And it didn't! This book is absolutely beautiful. It's real and it's sad, and it deals with letting go, moving on and start living again. I adored this book so much.

June 25, 2015

All these things I've done by Gabrielle Zevin Review

All these things I've done 
Birthright #1
by Gabrielle Zevin
Published on September 6th 2011
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 354 pages

In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.
Engrossing and suspenseful, All These Things I've Done is an utterly unique, unputdownable read that blends both the familiar and the fantastic.
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There are no words for how excited I was for All these things I've done. I loved the title and the premises of the book. But I must say it was very disappointing.

June 23, 2015

Scorched by Jennifer L. Armentrout Release Week Blitz

We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Jennifer L. Armentrout's SCORCHED!! SCORCHED is a standalone New Adult Contemporary Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Frigid Series. And be sure to grab FRIGID, the first standalone in this amazing series!!

May 17, 2015

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Review

Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley
Published on September 1st 1998
Harper Perennial, 268 pages

Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs, all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations, where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress...

Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece.

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What on earth did I just read?

May 04, 2015

The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III Blog Tour Review + Interview
The Unholy
by Paul DeBlassie III
Publisher: Sunstone Press (October, 2013) Category: New Age Fiction/Metaphysical Thriller, Paranormal Thriller Tour Date: April & May 2015 Available in: Print & ebook,  203 Pages

Winner of the 2014 International Book Award and the Pinnacle Achievement Award! A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, "The Unholy" is a novel of destiny as healer and slayer. Native lore of dreams and visions, shape changing, and natural magic work to spin a neo-gothic web in which sadness and mystery lure the unsuspecting into a twilight realm of discovery and decision.

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