Anabel González
1. I still look like Rudolph but I'm starting to feel better!

2. My husband and I are starting to see the first season of Lie to me, it's very interesting.

3. Finally today I will start reading  The Hunger Games!! I didn't liked the blurb but after all I have read about them I must red them.

4. I'm working again in my revisions of the first half of GS and I'm very encouraged that finaly I'm applying all that I'm learnign in my writing class.

5. I hope you all have an amazing weeken and for those of you who are in the US happy long weekend!
Anabel González
We are sick again! Yes I can't believe it either but I can cry or move on so I'm choosing moving on. We have a big cold mixed with Alex's reflux so we aren't sleeping.

The bad thing is I haven't worked in my book as much as I wanted but the good news are that I read two great books!

I can't believe that I found two perfect but different books in the same week.

Ok I will tell you which books are so special for me:
From Goodreads.com:

Tessa doesn't believe in magic. Or Fate. But there's something weird about the dusty unicorn tapestry she discovers in a box of old books. She finds the creature woven within it compelling and frightening. After the tapestry comes into her possession, Tessa experiences dreams of the past and scenes from a brutal hunt that she herself participated in. When she accidentally pulls a thread from the tapestry, Tessa releases a terrible centuries old secret. She also meets William de Chaucy, an irresistible 16th-century nobleman. His fate is as inextricably tied to the tapestry as Tessa's own. Together, they must correct the wrongs of the past. But then the Fates step in, making a tangled mess of Tessa's life. Now everyone she loves will be destroyed unless Tessa does their bidding and defeats a cruel and crafty ancient enemy.
My opinion: It's a great story, using elements I haven't read lately in fantasy. It has a sweet romance and a great adventure. For me this is the perfect mix! Tessa is a great and strong character although sometimes stubborn you can relate to her. I will definitely read it again.
From goodreads.com:
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
My opinion: A great dystopian , I usually don't like them but this one was great. Making me live everything of this world, fiding myself what would I do in Tris situation. I loved Tris her way of thinking, loving, living! And  in this book I found a new favorite male character "Four". They have a intense and for me beautiful romance with a lot of connection. I am dying to read the next book.

Ok now I will go back to the couch to rest while the kids let me with a box of tissues behind me.

I just wanted to say I miss you all and I hope life can let me be more here soon.

Have a great day!
Anabel González

I lately have been thinking about characters and places of origin. You see, my husband for example says I have special ways of thinking and responses that every Galician(from Galicia, Spain) has,  for example when you give me something or ask for something I usually say why, I always say No before thinking. That comes to me not because I was born in Galicia but because every single drop of my blood comes from there.

I also believe that you think and make some things because we learn them in the place we grow up. The way of thinking, the way of doing things, the way of speaking and eating.

All of this made me thought about characters and if in books we show all these things that influence the way a character is, usually characters in books are some way because of actions of the family, because a futuristic world, because of their actions, etc

Do characters will be more real or are more real when we consider not only the psychological aspects , but also genetics and places where they grew up?

Have you read a character that showed all these things?

I think that exploring characters that way will be interesting.

Have a great Monday!!


Anabel González
Thank you   and tracy_d74  for giving me this award. YAY!!!



Along with the award come a few responsibilities.

1. Thank and link to the person(s) who nominated you.
2. Share seven random facts about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to five blogging buddies.
4. Contact those buddies to congratulate them

Okay so here are my seven random facts.

1.    I’m terrified to drive since I hit a bus. Now I have to do it for taking my kids to school and I can’t make myself to do it.

2.    I love the movie bed of roses. I know is a silly romantic movie but it makes my heart happy every time I see it.

3.    In relation with the above fact thanks to that movie my favorite flower are roses but not any rose the perfect rose the one lilac without spines. My husband sent me 36 in our 3 anniversary for 36 perfect months. He’s as romantic as me.

4.    I’m obsessive compulsive and perfectionist. Once I start something I have to end it quick and perfect.

5.    Since I was six I always said to everyone that I wanted to go to college because I wanted to be someone in life! That I wanted to work in Procter & Gamble or Coca- Cola! So that shows you how strange I am.

6.    I hate exercise with all my might. I only do it to keep healthy.

7.    I love romantic stories of any type even if they are silly!

I would love to pass the award along to these five amazing friends:

 

 

 
 

Demetra

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Anabel González
These last weeks I've been away of LJ and well away of everything unless the kids and my translation.

The kids had the two last weeks of vacation and we have been sick of one thing or another the last two months! It has been horrible!

Anyway I'm back and Just wanted to say hello.

How you're all doing?
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