Thursday, February 26, 2015

January Book

My opinion of January book:

Well , to begin, I must say I was quite disappointed because I read a short version of the story. But that's okay! Later in November i will also have to study Jane Austen so it does not hurt! I nedd to say that my vision of this story is framed by the 2005 movie, which is one of my favorite movies ever, by the way.
The book and the film are completely different in the movie the director has focused attention on the couple Elizabeth/Darc while the book focuses on Elizabeth.
The view that Jane Austen gives us about marriage is quite common for that time because a woman could only be unravel with a good marriage. And despite i quite dislike Mrs. Bennet and that she have ridiculous statements, she is simply concerned about the financial situation of the daughters and that fact made me not to hate her at all.
I totally hated Lydia and nothing could make me like her. She is foolish and stupid!
I adore Mr. Bennet, although I find him too calm and disinterested, i kinda like his relationship with Elizabeth .
I also liked the relationship between Jane and Elizabeth. I loved the way that Elizabeth hate Mr. Darcy smile emoticon the evolution of their romance throughout the novel made me want to hit the walls! After all their romance is full of pride and prejudice and i just love them!
I also loved Jane/Bingley couple! I mean, o doesn't? Although i think Bingley is quite insecure, when he gives up his marriage to Jane I wanted to hit him with a baseball bat . I mean, seriously? But i also understand his situation , as Cristina said about by Mr.Darcy , a man with fortune has to be careful.
I hated Bingley sisters, especially caroline! I disliked Mr. Collins but i don't hate him at all, i'm just indifferent to him.
I adore Elizabeth she´s a really amazing young Lady that goes against most of the toughts of that Era. Elizabeth Bennet was Jane Austen's favourite heroine: “ i must confess that i think her as a delightful creature as ever appeared in print” - she wrote to her sister Cassandra.
Elizabeth deffenitly rocket against Lady Catherine. Besides Lady Catherine being very rich and an important person i liked the way that Elizabeth stood up for her. I mean in that time it was not normal that a girl of inferior birth talk to a women like Lady Catherine in such a way! I liked the part when she says: “i will make no such promise. You havetottally misunderstood my character if you think i can be persuaded by such threats. I do not know wether your nephew would approve of your interference in his life, but you certainly have no right in mine”
I just imagined a slap into Lady's Catherine face. How amazing, i even dance with this line of Elizabeth.
I liked the part where Mrs.Bingley (Jane) and Mrs.Darcy were living close to each other. My favourite part was when Mr.Darcy propose the second time! I wish i could be Elizabeth!
I felt an overwhelming lack of dialogue . I really wish there had been more dialogue, but enjoyed reading this work of Jane Austen . It was very rewarding for me because I love Classics!
Let's read the February book!

Reading challenge 2015

Me and two friends decided to read a book a month, we call it Reading Challenge 2015. We all live in different cities and it is quite interesting to share our ideas. We aim to join the greatest number of people with  interest in reading.

This is the list of books for this year:

Jan. - Pride and Prejudice 
Fev. - The Night Circus 
Mar. - The Picture of Dorian Grey 
Apr. - The Time Machine 
May - North and South
Jun. - The Prince and the Pauper
July - Tigana
Aug. - 雪国 (Yukiguni / Snow Country)
Sep. - The Alchemy of Stone 
Oct. - Elantris
Nov. - The Book Thief 
Dec. - The Great Gatsby

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Grandma garden

Grandma Garden

In my town my favorite place of all is my grandmother garden. In the spring her garden is filled with flowers of all types and colors. The birds sing and the sun shines on the trees. In that garden, i love to write. I grab a chair, i place it close to the barriers, where i can have a good view of Tejo river. Is an inspiring and relaxing view! My imagination stars to fly and i can write texts that really please me. I love the smell of fresh soil in the morning, it's amazing to be in my grandma garden. The silence is lovely, i can only hear the birds, the wind and my grandma calling me for lunch. Is definitely my favorite place of all!

Arched cabins

I love this idea. It seems to be a little small but I think it's lovely. And i definitely want one !!

me writing - him


So! There i was walking alone on the street with my mind full of thoughts. I looked from side to side and that's when i saw him. So bright and alone. Standing there all by himself, i pity him. I gained strenght and raised my head, i will not go in there. But then i looked at him again, he should be so soft to touch and would not hurt me. He was a classic one, i took a deep breath and decided to enter in the store. I had definitly had to buy those shoes, they were made for me, not to be alone in the showcase.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pay for plastic bags

In my country has now started a law that we have to pay for plastic bags in all stores. The plastic bag costs ten cents or more, depending on the bag size. I think this is a wonderful idea because, besides we are helping the environment we avoid both waste of plastic bags that take so long to degrade in the environment!
 Myonly worry are the companies that produce the bags at this point should be to come and crisis. I work in a shop and people prefer to take their items on hand or else bring your own bag. Everything has positive and negative aspects but it's always complicated.
Personally, despite ashamed to say, I did not practice recycling one hundred percent and now with this new law i do!  I think this fantastic new law. I already have some raffia bags to do my shopping. :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

online courses

I am taking an online course in edx site. Is an English course. I think, allthough we will not have a degree, they just give us a certificate of participation, the courses are very useful. We can have a degree if we pay, but if we don't want to, we have the participation diploma and we can stiil learn for free. Evaluation is not so accompanied and sometimes are colleagues who evaluate, but I enjoying it. I am also taking some courses on Coursera, but personally I prefer EDX because we have weekly deadlines to deliver the works and Coursera deadlines are only at the end of the course. But I like both sites and i only now started the courses. Let's will see how it goes :)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

which jane austen novel are you?

i love Jane Austen, i really do and i just did a quizz about which Jane Austen novel would be me!!!! and i got Pride and prejudice with this discription:  Maybe you have a fierce wit like Elizabeth Bennet, or maybe you have a soft, kind heart like Jane Bennet. Either way, you are most like Jane Austen's most beloved novel, Pride & Prejudice. No doubt you've had your fair share of drama in your life - whether it's been family relations embarrassing you to no end, or perhaps you had a hard lesson about not judging a book by its cover. But in the end, you've lived and learned, and hopefully, found love as well. 

50 shades of grey

So i read the three books, and went to see the movie two days ago, and the movie as it should be, was super different , that would have to be! I was a little sad because of some important details were not present in the film. 
The fact that the film was a bit confusing and for those who have not read the books the story is poorly explained and incomplete , implying that Mr. Grey is simply crazy and the story is not so.
I must say that annoys me those people quite arrogant who say the movie is an aberration and that it sucks, because half of the people didn't read the books . 
The movie was made much more romantic and less sexual what is perfectly understandable , and watched separately from the book is a good movie. Never a reader is pleased when the film is too much different from the book. 
I am eager to see the other films!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Me writing

The House

The property seemed melancholy . The wind was light but the trees swayed in a harmonious way . In the distance , the house began to appear. The car moved along the narrow path that led to the gate, passed on and the sun shone giving the house a wonderful air.
She smiled , finally she was going to buy a house . She had seen the property on the internet but at live was much better. The seller stopped the car and both left. The woman followed him faithfully . Around her the atmosphere was splendid, flowers surrounded the house . Flowers of every color and shape . she noticed some yellow roses near the gate and imagined her self smelling them with her little nose. How wonderful! She followed the seller to the door of the house, he was explaining the history of the house and she listened intently . The air was smelling like fresh flowers and she felt inspired immediately ! They went inside the house and she held up her breath . Her brown eyes scanned the house . It was magnificent ! The walls were high , freshly painted white , the smell of paint still lingered . The floor was white tile which would facilitate her life in the matters of cleaning. The windows were made of wood and were recently restored. She felt excited because the previous owner had arranged a few things before decided to sell the property which would make her life easier enough.
The house was only one story and the lobby was great. she looked to her right and saw a metal stairs that lead to a door , the seller explained that was the attic. The doors of the rooms were all open what gave her the impression that the house had good lighting . she looked back to be able to analyze the entry door. It was dark wood . The walls were high and the windows did it justice . They were beautiful , tall that also hinder its cleaning, but still beautiful. she turned again. The seller began introducing the divisions .

In front was the kitchen that was ported to the garden behind the house. The living room and the dining room were together and had also doors toward the side of the house. They entered the room and that was a great divide . She saw two sliding doors placed under a beautiful stone arch that divided the room and the room behind them . The seller opened the door and she immediately thought there would be her library. The division had two huge windows that gave an immense light to the division and a kind of mistic charming . Through the windows she could see a piece of the garden. The room and the library occupied the left side of the house on the other side were the bedrooms. The seller informed her it was three . There was a bathroom between the kitchen and the library. It was not very big but it was reasonable sized. So were the rooms, all of nearly equal size taking the last , next to the kitchen . Had a private bathroom and two closets on the wall that were high to the roof, equaly to the window between them . The woman went there and spent her little hands , on white wooden cabinet . Under the window was a padded mobile two-door and she imagined herself sitting there reading one of her books or looking at the garden. The cabinet doors were made of glass and she would possibly put there some curtains inside, or maybe not. She smiled with all her plans . They go to see the kitchen, which pleased her greatly. It was spacious and the doors to the garden were in good condition , since the porch needed a generous work . The kitchen had in the middle an island , a beautiful solid wood table with two high and round stools to accompany her . It finally went to the attic , the seller went up first and she later. The attic was spacious . Had several windows and the ceiling was high , it could be done there other division . The woman went to the window to look at the garden of the house , she saw a small house , possibly to put away garden tools . The seller said it would give her space and time so she could decide got and down . She thanked .
She ponderer up all the pros and cons of the house. She will have to do some work, especially in the attic stairs , her long legs did not get along with those stairs . she grabbed her blonde hair and tied it into a ponytail . It pleased her that all the furniture in the house were white, and sink bathroom also . There she could relax and write without the hassle of the city, she could even adopt a dog. she had always been insecure and undecided , but she was firm in buying a house , and that one pleased her . It was near town, she would not have to travel far to the publisher or to shop. she could even buy a summer chair and mount it in the garden, in order to tan her clear skin .
She was determined , she would buy the house .