Oscar Wilde și crimele la lumina lumănării #1, Gyles Brandreth

Acțiunea romanului Oscar Wilde și crimele la lumina lumănării se petrece în exoticul fin de siecle londonez, când ilustrul dramaturg investighează moartea unui prieten. Oscar Wilde are o întâlnire misterioasă într-o casă din Cowley Street. Acolo, în obscuritatea unei camere cu draperiile trase, descoperă trupul măcelarit al unui tânăr de șaisprezece ani, înconjurat de lumănări aprise. În loc să anunțe poliția, îi propune prietenului său, Arthur Conan Doyle, să-l însoțească la locul crimei, însă, ajunși acolo, găsesc camera pustie. Împreună se hotărăsc să investigheze cazul acestei misterioase crime ritualice.

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Exact cum spune prospectul începe și cartea. Personajele cele mai interesante sunt bineînțeles Oscar Wilde marele poet și dramaturg, cea mai interesantă persoană din Londra în anii 1800, prietenul său Robert care este defapt povestitorul acestei drame, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle care se află chiar la primele succese cu personajul său superb construit Sherlock Holmes (personaj imediat acaparat de eroul Wilde) și inspectorul Fraser, Scotland Yard.

Cum spuneam, în acest volum Oscar Wilde împreună cu Robert încearcă să prindă criminalul și să elucideze misterul în care este îmbibată crima dar li se pun ițe în roată chiar de Conan Doyle și de bunul său prieten inspectorul Fraser.

Cartea conține citate de a lui Wilde dar bate puțin și spre viața personală a acestuia mai ales sunt aruncate umbre de către Robert asupra vieții de natură sexuală (homosexualitatea) a marelui autor. Ceea ce arată defapt este că autorul cărții este mare fan Oscar Wilde datorită multelor detalii despre viața autorului aruncate în carte.

Criminalul a fost ușor de ghicit, te aștepți oarecum, misterul este existent dar dacă ai alocat destul timp citirii cărților de mistere/crime/polițiste îți va fi ușor de rezolvat singur crima descrisă. Eu îi ofer doar 3/5 stele pe Goodreads.

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Cum să citești orice carte pe gratis

Salut!

În seara aceasta m-am gândit să vă împărtășesc un secret – puteși citi orice carte doriți gratuit, oricât de nou publicată este cu ajutorul unui Kindle! Desigur te poți folosi și de o tabletă sau de telefon dar am să vă spun de ce Kindle-ul este mai bun.

  1. În primul rând, tableta Kindle este produsă expres pentru citit, asta înseamnă că este light (ușor de transportat) și pagina ei conține cerneală, asta înseamnă că nu este necesară lumina artificială pentru a citi. În consecință ochii tăi nu suferă nicio schimbare bruscă tocmai ca să nu fie afectați pe termen lung.
  2. În al doilea rând, tableta oferă posibilitatea de a citi N cărți gratuit, fie ele manuale sau cărți pentru rețete sau beletristică până și crimă – ORICE ÎN MATERIE DE CĂRȚI. Există N site-uri care oferă prin torrente cărți chiar și abia publicate pe care le poți citi liniștit cu ajutorul unui Kindle.
  3. Iar nu în ultimul rând, Kindle-ul deși produs de Amazon (care acaparează lumea cumpărăturilor de câțiva ani încoace) este cea mai bună investiție pe care am făcut-o cred că vreodată, iar eu sunt expertă în a strica bani degeaba și pe prostii. Dar Kindle-ul este cel mai bun produs cumpărat de mine vreodată și m-a ajutat muuuult la economisit.

Singurul downfall este că îi trebuie o lampă pe timp de noapte care bate în ecran deci nu vă strică deloc ochii. Sunt de găsit N modele la diferite prețuri care mai de care mai okay. Voi folosiți Kindle? Dacă da, de ce și de unde vi-a venit ideea să îl cumpărați?

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It’s almost Christmas

Good evening!

I am currently in my hometown, relaxing, enjoying the powerful rain outside and the very cold wind of soon to be December. I can’t wait for Christmas tbh! These past days I was so busy unwinding and taking a good breathe of “I’m just going to sleep and enjoy family time”. I will prepar thingies for the blog as well so stay tuned babes. I am currently reading a very cool book about Oscar Wilde (who is my main man to have coffee with every morning), crime novel of course, which makes it heavenly called Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance, written by Gyles Brandreth (will come soon to the blog). I will post a photo from my friend’s cabin in the forest because I’ve spend a night of pure comedy and joy at her place when I’ve arrived in the city.

I am currently in my bed and will let the night to take it’s tool on me and just go to sleep. Have a good night and a cool 1st of December babes xx

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Not into milk & honey by Rupi Kaur

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I never got the hype for milk and honey by Rupi Kaur but a lot of people I am following got really excited by this book of poems and I gaved it a try.

I couldn’t finish it. I don’t get it. She starts talking about not having an ideal life with her father’s relationship with her and then she swipes to her uncle touching her. I don’t know where the border of truth and lies stand with this one but it is not a book of poetry. Poems are beautiful, they are reaching and they destroy you completely, they make sense and they are the songs of the people who cannot sing. But her “poems” are just numb, they don’t rhyme. It’s like Tumblr made a book and that’s Milk and Honey. Just sentences back cast around that are self explanatory anyway, that everyone should know… It is a book of sentences, of advice maybe, but not poems. This is not poetry.

Disclaimer: the photo of the book is from Tumblr, my copy of it is in my Kindle tablet.

The girl before, J.P. Delaney

Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life.

The request seems odd, even intrusive—and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating.

Emma

Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass, and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant—and it does.

Jane

After a personal tragedy, Jane needs a fresh start. When she finds One Folgate Street she is instantly drawn to the space—and to its aloof but seductive creator. Moving in, Jane soon learns about the untimely death of the home’s previous tenant, a woman similar to Jane in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same patterns, makes the same choices, crosses paths with the same people, and experiences the same terror, as the girl before.

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19% into the book and it finally started to haunt me. Didn’t expect a kind of horror book and I hope in the end it isn’t but it did start a little bit eerie and now Jane starts receiving bouquets of lilies. She thinks they are from the owner of the house because she just moved in and the guy seems like that kind of a guy but when she calls the flower shop they say no one is sending flowers from their shop. But Jane has the card… and when she looks closer the card says: Emma, I will love you forever. Sleep well my darling.

End of the book: I feel unsatisfied. I don’t have a hard copy because I had read it on my Kindle, but if I had I would had throw it to the bin. The book is mainly about a weird arhitect with strange rules for the tenants of his house. A easy to break in house exactly because of the technology surrounding it. Emma and Jane fall in love with Edward the arhitect but he is a “freak” into bdsm and stuff is easy to say but it’s so much more, he treats everyone bad, he is an abuser. He lets Jane pregnant and then says to give the baby up because he wants to make a perfect one, a wanted baby. Emma dies, killed in her house after Edward breaks up with her right before Jane moves in. And Simon, Emma’s ex boyfriend still searches for girls like her, exactly like her and that would be Jane, who not only look like Emma but looks like the dead wife of Edward. Another strange death… with no answers. Until now.

I didn’t liked this books because you know who the killer is… it’s easy. The book is stuffed with lies, obsessive people like obsessed to the point you kill someone and don’t feel remorse. The book shows how normal it is to be crazy, how normal it is in a relationship to be dominant and do just want you want because if the other person loves you, well he/she will follow. The book shows people that crazyness can hit a lot of people and thats fine because in the end you get away with it especially if you have a little bit of charisma. Sick of it. Ugh.

 

Basic human needs

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  • A little and cozy cabin in the woods – for peace, quiet and the needs of the soul and body.tumblr_nxbrupPOmG1t8mc3so1_500
  • A never ending stash of books –  for entertainment
  • A lovely, heart warming friend that is always there for you, preferably a dog – or a chatty human being

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  •  A mini fridge for the iced Coke – self explanatory
  • A pizza. The forest and a good movie.
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The Master of Rampling Gate, Anne Rice

A not so well known story.

Set in the gasslit streets of 1888 London and the wild moors of the countryside beyond, The Master of Rampling Gate tells the story of Julie, a young woman who becomes obsessed with the house her father swore her and her brother to tear down upon his death. Julie can’t imagine what lies in wait at Rampling Gate, a spirit that haunted her father for years and now yearns for her flesh. The Master of Rampling Gate is a sublime love story in which Julie struggles to choose between the world of reason and rationality and the dark promises of a creature she is almost helpless to resist. 

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The first short story novel I’ve ever read by the Queen of vampires from all around the globe. Of course a story about a vampire who is indeed the master of the Rampling Gate.

Two brothers, Richard and Julie travel to the Rampling Gate near London as a wish to their dying father. On his death bed he asked Richard to destroy the house they had lived in as children because evil lurks between it’s walls.

And evil does live there. Julie a future author of short stories herself doesn’t want the house to go to ashes and she starts having late night conversations with the dazzling immortal gentleman.

Julie makes a decision in the end… It’s a short story indeed with a very abrupt ending that I didn’t like. I think I am more used to the heavy descriptions of the author. This book just got 2/5 stars from me, I felt like I didn’t knew the characters too well to give it a bigger star number.