Welcome!

Welcome to my blog Little fox reader! I decided to create this blog because last year I created a literary blog in Spanish because I love reading. But I found myself reading many books in English and I thought why not have my blog in English too. I started doing a bilingual blog where I would write the post in the two languages but I felt like English was left at the end like it didn’t matter that much and I didn’t want that. So after months of planning a change of design on my former blog, I took this chance to create a separate blog to give English the importance that I wanted.Read More »

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TBR 2018

Hello beautiful people! I hope you’re having the best of times. I’m on holidays and my brain refuses to work so basically I’ve been procrastinating and making no progress on my blog. Let’s try and fight it with a TBR, shall we?

It’s been a while since I don’t make a monthly TBR. The reason why is simply because it puts a lot of pressure on me to stick to the list and finish it when maybe all I want is to read a book that wasn’t on the TBR or I don’t feel like reading at all. So I’m still not doing any monthly TBR but I thought I could write a few books I want to read by 2018. That way I can still read other books and in the order I want but still, I set a goal.

These are the books I want to read:

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  • Finish Throne of Glass Saga by Sarah J. Mass: I’ve already read the first three books and I have the fourth on my bookshelves. I completely fell in love with this saga last year and I plan on finishing it this year!
  • This Savage Song by V.E Schwab: I bought this book at the beginning of 2017 and still haven’t read it…Every time I see it on my shelf…staring at me…making me feel guilty, I cry. So I’m definitely reading it on 2018.
  • Bream gives me hiccupes by Jesse Eissenberg: I bought it at the same time that This savage song but for this one I have an excuse. Jesse is an actor, if you don’t know, and I bought it in a time I was kind of a fan. The problem was I read a lot of negative comments on this book so I didn’t read it cause I was afraid I wouldn’t like it. I’m done with my fear! This is the year I read it and form my own oppinion.
  • Half wild by Sally Green: Second book of a trilogy. I read the first book and loved it. For some reason I bought the second book but never read it. I want to know what happens! I’m afraid I don’t remember very well the first one so I might need to read it again to understand the second one. Bad news for me…
  • The book thief by Markus Zusak: I’m fascinated by everything on the Second World War and especially on the Nazi movement. Trying to understand and analyze how a sociaty can get to such extreme of xenofobia it’s a hobby of mine (It’s scary to think how in some places xenofobia and discrimination is taking control again). This book has the particularity of being narrated by Death so you can imagine how happy and positive this book can be….
  • Thousandth floor by Katherine McGee: This book I bought it at  the Buenos Aires Book Fair 2017 and never read it…don’t know why. This is the year I do it!
  • Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth: A book I bought on my short visit to London. Never read it  because is a big edition and it doesn’t fit well on my backpack hahah Promise I’ll read it this year!
  • Magic ex Libris by Jim C Hines: Met Jim on the Buenos Aires Book Fair and seemed to me like a great guy so I bought his first book on a series called “Libriomancer”. I don’t remember well but it’s about magic and books…it should be enough to convince a reader hahah
  • Rojo y Oro (Red and Gold) by Iaria G. Parente and Selene M. Pascual: I think this book hasn’t been translated yet to the English. Bought it in a small town in Spain in 2017 so I don’t remember what is it about…sorry!
  • Finish Sherlock Holme’s stories by Arthur Conan Doyle: This is kind of a forced reading but I want to explain why. I watched the Sherlock movie with Downey Jr. and loved it. I also watched 12 thousand times the BBC series with Benedict Cumberbatch witch I more than loved (is there an English word for that?). I like to consider myself a Sherlock fan but I can’t be one if I didn’t read the books, right? The problem is I started reading them and have to admit I found them boring! For the ones who don’t know it, Sherlock Holmes adventures are short stories and I found many of them really similar to each other. I think the trick is to read a story between other books and not a whole tome in a sitting. So that’s what I’m planning on doing.
  • Read a Brandon Sanderson’s book: I’ve seen really good comments on his books. I’m a fan of fantasy so I thought I couldn’t go much longer not knowing this author! I bought Misborn and starting reading it yesterday…I’ll tell you later what I thought of it.

 

That’s all! Have you read any of these books? Would you recommend any in particlar? Thank you for reading and don’t forget to leave a comment!

Let’s Start 2018!

Heeeeello! It’s been a while since my last post. I’m on Holidays so I’ve been lazy these last days. Although I posted on my blog in Spanish, I haven’t translated any, but better late than never, right?

So, we’re starting a new year which means new opportunities! I was always of the thought that in order to make decisions you new to know about your past (yes, I loved history in school) so let’s see how was my 2017.Read More »

[Review] Zodiac by Romina Russell

Zodiac

Hello, readers! How are your Holidays going? I wish you a Merry Christmas!! (if you’re celebrating it). I’m having an amazing time, especially cause since I’m on holidays I have spare time to do so many things, even reading a lot! I bought this book on the Book Fair of Buenos Aires at the beginning of the year and haven’t read it until last week. I even lend it to my best friend and she read it before me. She was the one convincing me to read it…I had no other choice.

I met Romina at the Book Fair and it was a surprise to know she’s an Argentinian living in the USA and writing in English. She’s nice and funny to be around. I don’t know, meeting her made me start this book with different eyes, more positive ones.

I think is a pretty interesting story. A universe divided into 12 Houses, each representing a Zodiac sign with their own planet, personalities, and strengths. Our main character is Rhoma Grace, a cancer girl who would do anything for her family and friends. She’ll find out maybe there’s a 13° House that’ll cause some trouble to the order of the universe. At the beginning is a bit complicated to remember every aspect of each of the 12 Houses but the author gives us many examples throughout the book and differentiates all of them enough to make it easier for us to understand. Something I want to highlight is that I don’t normally like stories in the Space but I had no problem with this one.

Now, let’s talk about what I didn’t like. At first, it goes so fast you don’t get to swallow what happened that there’s already something else going on. Another thing I didn’t like was the romance on the book. There’s a weird love triangle and Rhoma get’s “completely” in love with two guys at first sight. One thing is that the man is beautiful and you want to take him to your bed…the other -very different- is that you fall in love with them. It’s a strong word and it made it look forced. I think one way or the other this would’ve happened because they’re two lovable characters in their own particular ways but forcing it like that made the opposite effect.

Although there aren’t big plot twists, is an enjoyable reading. After the first few chapters that go really fast, the story becomes entertaining and easy-reading. I think for those of you that are interested in the Zodiac this is the perfect book as well as for readers that like space, odd futures and YA (young adult).

Have you read this book? What did you think? This time I tried and made the review shorter than usual because I noticed long reviews don’t have the participation expected. Do you prefer short or long reviews? Did you think this review was too short?

Thank you for reading. I’ll be waiting for your comments! Read you next Sunday!

3ymedio


Quotes

[I read the book in Spanish and I’m making the translations myself so they might not be the same as in the original book]

“Despite everything the Universe takes from me, it can’t take away what I have in my head and my heart.”
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“-If we can complain is because we’re still alive, milady. -His lips frowned in a twisted smile.- It’s something.”
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“And ina Universe of people that spend their today’s looking for tomorrows, hope is the most powerful weapon you can have.”
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“And I’ve realized it’s always hard to make a change, whether you start it from a position of power or from the bottom.”

Blogging slump

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Hello, dear readers! I’m in a crisis. I sat down to write a post, started writing but didn’t like it so I simply ditched the idea. I rather not post anything than posting something I don’t even like.

It would’ve been much easier if I had finished the book I’m reading but as I didn’t I can’t play that card. Honestly, writing a review of a book is the easiest thing to do for a blog. Criticizing is easier than creating. I heard that somewhere but didn’t understand it until today. I wish I don’t understand it still! Just kidding…I think this will help me grow as a blogger.Read More »

[Review] The inexplicable logic of my life

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Hello again, readers! Do you have your Christmas tree ready? I already decorated my whole house this Friday after finishing this book. I’ll be posting some pics of it on my Instagram, so in case you don’t follow me yet here I leave the link (littlefoxreader)

I bought this book in a moment where I didn’t know what to do with my life or what path to take. I read the synopsis and thought: this book is gonna help me. It wasn’t until I got home I realized is the same author of “Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe” and then is when the doubt started. Although “Aristotle and Dante…” is a book many people loved, it didn’t make a big impact on me and was scared this book was going to be like it. I have to admit I’m not the contemporary kind of girl but I give it a chance now and then.Read More »

[Review] Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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Hello, dear readers! It’s been a while since my last post, life responsibilities had me busy all day long for months. I didn’t have time to read nor to post anything on my blog but finally, I’m on summer break so I’m back!

Anyway, enough excuses for my absence. Let’s begin with the review. The main problem I face when writing this is that I had to put a stop to my reading of this book many times because of exams and then I finished it long ago so don’t remember details. I’m gonna try my best, though.

This book belongs to my favorite genre, which is epic fantasy, so I opened it with great expectations and thinking I was going to love it. I won’t say I didn’t but it’s full of clichés and not-so-surprising events. To begin with, all relationships are obvious. Within the first few chapters, you can tell who’s gonna end up with who, which was, I have to say, a bit disappointing.Read More »

[Booktag] Characters

Hi! Today I came up with a new book tag. This time a characters’ book tag. We all know those characters that can’t be missing from any book. According to their personalities, I chose some books from my bookshelf. I invite you all who like this tag to take it to your blogs and if you mention me I’d really appreciate it! Without further due let’s begin!

1. The bad guy with a sad background story

(A book you didn’t like from a saga you do like)

And I already start winning myself some enemies because the book I’m choosing is from the Harry Potter series. A great saga, but recently I read the second book and I have to say it was kind of slow for me. 

2. The hero

(That book or genre that saves you every time from a reading slump.)

Any epic fantasy book can take me out of a reading slump. I don’t have a book in specific but the last one to save me was The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. (yes, a book with over 700 pages saved me from a reading slump…I’m crazy)

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3. The girl making dumb decisions

(A book promising a lot but end up being really bad.)

I don’t think it was THAT bad but I had too many expectations because everyone was talking about it with such passion…but at the end, I didn’t think it matched my expectations. That book is Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.

4. The villain

(That book that kept you crying the whole time)

Last year I read A monster calls by Patrick Ness and I don’t remember having cried so much with a book in my life. So mean!monster-calls

5. The cute guy

(A book with the most beautiful cover.)

Lately, editors are making a great job with covers, so there’s a lot of competition in this case but a book that made me fall in love with its cover was Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the Universe. It’s a shame the put so many stickers on it.

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6. The best friend

(A movie adaptation that was true to the book.)

Last month, I was surprised by how true to the book was the “Narnia: the lion, the witch, and the Wardrobe” movie. They don’t add or take anything from the book. The only difference is the ages of the characters but its a minor detail.

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[Review] Crown of Midnight

Title: Crown of Midnight
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publishing: Bloomsbury
Pages: 418
Saga: 2/6
First published: 2013
Synopsis:
Crowned by evil.
Bound by duty.
Divided by love.
Celaena Sardothien, royal assassin, is the King of Adarlan’s deadliest weapon. She must win her freedom through his enemies’ blood – but she cannot bear to kill for the crown. And every death Celaena fakes, every lie she tells, puts those she loves at risk.
Torn between her two protectors – a captain and a prince – and battling a dark force far greater than the king, Celaena must decide what she will fight for: her liberty, her heart or the fate of a kingdom…
Review
Hello, book addicts! I should’ve posted this yesterday but responsibilities kidnapped me and wouldn’t let me blog. Anyway, I didn’t want to wait until Sunday so today I bring to you the review of the second book in the “Throne of Glass” saga. A saga that little by little is becoming my favorite one, so this post is really exciting for me. I want to say, first of all, that I’ll do this review spoiler-free so if you didn’t read the first book don’t worry 😁
I finished this book yesterday and even though I had personal issues I read the last 300 pages (that’s almost the whole book) in 2 days. This is because Sarah, for me, excels at making a story fast moving, with lots of action and she always leaves you wanting to know more. If you normally read sagas, you must have read those books that don’t leave you with the need to know more but rather seem like having an open-ending. This, in my opinion, is a mistake and Sarah does not make it. The book ends and you have so many questions that you don’t even know if your name is real haha And despite this, the story moves forward because you discover new things but the plot is so complex that it needs time to develop.

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[Book haul] March

Hello, book adictssss! How are you?
Today I bring you a Book Haul because I’ve been on a trip to Europe and I couldn’t resist myself, I went to London ❤
Let me tell you something: books in London are reaaally cheap. Also, they have lots of discounts. I bought paperbacks for 8 and 4 pounds (80 and 160 Argentinian pesos). In Argentina books costs around 300 pesos. And I bought hardbacks for 10 and 15 pounds (200 and 300 Argentinian pesos).
This prices plus my book addiction made me crazy and I bought 7 books there and one in Spain. Books in Spain aren’t that cheap 😦
So, let’s talk about what matters, what books did I buy?

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