Things you learn as a young adult

  1. Sleepless nights aren’t cool: why? you wake up late – it feels like you’ve lost your entire day – headaches
  2. Hangovers exist and they hurt the Hell out of you
  3. Blood doesn’t mean family anymore
  4. Fewer friends are the best friends – literally
  5. Birthdays suck
  6. People suck
  7. Society is ruled by “smart” and evil people that love to rule over the ignorants
  8. Smart people are good people, positive people
  9. Mean people are their own slaves
  10. Being 24yo at a party of teens can seriously damage your fun intake but can seriously upbring your selfesteem
  11. You don’t have to have everything figured out
  12. Love is enough
  13. Hope is a thing
  14. YOU ARE YOUNG
  15. Night walks are the best walks – not alone, always with someone you trust
  16. Dogs are angels man
  17. Vans doesn’t make shoes only for teens
  18. Ripped, black jeans are still cool!

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The secret history by Donna Tartt | spoiler-free book review

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal, and at last – inexorably – into evil.

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Really wanted to read this book for a long time now, something about it attracted me to it, maybe it’s dark cover or the serious title, maybe seeing the book all over the internet, in everybody’s arms, lugagge, house. Something made me read it now and oh, it was frenetic, still haunting me and nonetheless a tragedy.

The autumn atmosphere, the author was describing the wind, the trees, the golden sun rising over an orange earth and although it was a sublime description, it made me feel like I was standing in the heart of autumn, even though outside where I live right now are 40 C degrees in the shadow.

Richard the main character told the whole story alone, a story about his collegues in Greek Class, Henry, Camilla and her twin Charles, Francis and Bunny. Richard’s story starts with a murder and it is shocking but when he unfolds the true nature of it, it’s pure horror, creepy and will haunt you for a long while.

This novel will make you hate the Ivy League teens more than the media makes you  hate them anyway. Richard annoyed me the most, he was compelled by them, following their orders like they were some kind of gods and he felt he needed to be in their circle of madness. Richard was agreeing to do weird things with and for them even after realizing that they weren’t that cool to hangout with anyway. That is what annoyed me the most about the whole situation. Camilla was a plain girl with not even a feature to remember, Charles was more popular than Camilla with maybe 10%, Francis was not my favorite although he was quite a nice guy, Bunny was an annoying little prick but he didn’t deserve his “fate” and Henry… Henry made me fall in love with him and then he just had to ruin everything.

Henry broke my heart in pieces.

I wish I could love this book but I am happy that I’ve finished it and crossed it out of my reading bucket list, it was a bit boring, the teens were smart indeed but they were trying so much to prove their intelligence that it became boring. The whole greek myth/classes were interesting to a point, thank God the author didn’t touched the history of it but I can’t say I loved it. If somebody would tell me this story with her descriptions of autumn but portraying the teens in a different manner maybe I would had been swiped of my feet but it isn’t the case.

It was shocking nonetheless.

It’s not a crime novel I guess, not a mystery one either but it is tragic and if you are into that, feel free to pick it up because it is a good book, just not my kind of excellent book.

Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness by Dr. Fred Luskin | Book Review

Are you suffering today over a past grievance? 
The most compelling stories in the book are those of the people Dr. Luskin worked with from Northern Ireland who had lost family members to political violence. The tragedies related were horrific and senseless. Yet through the techniques in this book, these people were, indeed, able to forgive. Forgiveness takes time and care, and there is no quick fix. If you need to forgive, learn how now. Be the hero of your own life story, not the victim.

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This book is clearly a self help book, it can legit help you if you help yourself by reading it and trying to improve and master your skills formed by the advice that Fred Luskin is giving. Dr. Fred Luskin talks in every chapter about resentment and how to forgive others and yourself with examples of personalities that come to his classes daily. So, it suggest his classes a lot which can become a bit annoying but if you pass through that, this book is actually so good.

Quite a bit of a boring read but this book hit home like no other self help book. The points that were made are so relatable that you will find yourself or your actions between the pages of this book. It gaved important, unread before advice on how to basically stop wasting your life on the past mistakes or the people that hurt you and just forgive them because that will ease your feelings about it and it will also transform your uncertain life into a positive one.

Summer sucks but Autumn is coming

Let me paint the picture here, I’m currently living in a small apartment, not small small but definitely smaller than I am used to. This comes from a person who lived all their life in a house, so you get me. It’s hot in here and althought I hate saying this, I hate summer, I see the smoking fun posibilities of hot weather but I can’t cope with it. I don’t like the heat for more than a month. Was just talking with my boyfriend and he said that he loves winter and autumn and I love autumn as well, gosh I live for autumn but I was afraid to admit it. I am afraid to admit the fact that I would take autumn over summer any day. I am afraid that this makes me an adult… argh, weird right? Will return to my diet Pepsi which apparently is better than diet Coke but still harmful for you, dang it. Are you afraid of admitting that you hate summer? Makes two of us.

Sleep tight lovelies,

Diana xx

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Summer morning

Hi guys,

I’ve posted a book review yesterday for you, thank you for reading and liking it 🙂 Also, I’m still taking exams but I am more chilled about it. But sadly, I can’t focus enough to read another book, that had been said, I’ve downloaded loads of ebooks and will come to you guys with reviews soon. You can expect Anne Rice as well 😉 Thank you for your patience #masterlife

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Origins by DAN BROWN | spoiler-free book review

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Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.”

As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined.

Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace itself… and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery… and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.

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Dan Brown made me read with enthusiasm another novel. As the blurp said, this book is about a topic he always uses in his books, the topic that made almost all the wars on this planet possible, the topic that will never chase to amaze how things can disappear and how ideas can be hidden away and lost forever, the topic of religion.

Edmond makes a discovery that we find out about nearly at the end of the book which annoyed me a lot but the book had an amazing alert rhythm that made me go on and on. It’s not the best of his novels in my opinion, I’ve loved The lost symbol, Angels and Demons and even the book before Origins, Inferno. I think Inferno was more smartly made, a lot more history was unfolded between its pages which is always a bonus. Combining AI with Origins was a smart move only because it’s the topic that makes waves and will continue to make waves until robots will be more present around us (I hope never) but there was not a lot of history in the book, which I take it kind of odd because the book is about the origins of human kind aka what the Bible says, but I gotta give it to him – he talked a lot about Darwin.

Our origin written by Edmond Kirsch it’s brilliant, scary and probably existent, I recommend it.

 

 

What I am currently reading :)

Hi guys,

I am still bouncing amongst exams but I still have the time to read a little 🙂 I am currently reading a book that is so criticized that it annoys me haha – Origin by Dan Brown, I realize he talks about the biggest topic of discussion on Earth and the topic that made almost all the wars on this planet possible, but what if what he speaks about in Origin is true? Hahaha, take a seat and think a little about it 🙂 Will come with a review soon. Outside is currently raining right now and I feel comtempt, I love love love rain

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Tiny update

Don’t you just hate when people on social media that you follow disappear without telling? Hmmm… same, I’m sorry! It’s exam session season and I’m working on loads of projects and reading some bits and learning others, it’s hectic but it will last until 14th of June. A lot I know, until then I will come here to write but not that often and also I don’t think I’m going to read for pleasure until then… so no book reviews in the meantime but when the exam session is over I will come back in full force and glory! Wait for that 🙂 Here’s a photo of my succulents 😀 THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

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The child, Fiona Barton | spoiler free book review

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When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers it’s impossible to ignore.
For one woman, it’s a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her.
For another, it reveals the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered.
And for the third, a journalist, it’s the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth.

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Review

The book’s storyline revolves between three women:

Angela – the woman who gaved birth to a baby girl named Alice,  one day Angela went to take a shower whilst Alice was sleeping and 10 minutes later when she came back the child was gone and never seen after.

Emma – the woman that hears about the discovering of a child’s body in the neighbourhood she and her mom Jude used to live when she was younger. Emma seems disturbed and is hiding a secret darker than your wildest dreams.

Kate – is the journalist that couldn’t let the fact that someone had killed an infant and wants to restore justice but more so, wants to lift the veil of this gruesome mystery.

This book is loud, strong and a great mystery novel. The secrets surrounding it are dark, malicious and overwhelming, the story is about all the wrong things and it gets worse because children are involved…

I liked the book, it had a fresh subject and it was my first read from Fiona Barton. I will buy the Widow, that’s how much I’ve loved this book. I can’t recommand it enough. I could say more but I am afraid of giving you guys spoilers, I really liked Kate’s personality and her strong wit, the atmosphere was intense and everything felt on the edge with this one.