I'm a terrible excuse of a blogger and the worst thing is that I'm barely starting. You see, I was supposed to post "The Week's Entrée" every Monday to show up what I'm planning to do on the blog. But I didn't. Because I haven't been writing my posts on time (or scheduling), because when I wanted to, life got in the way, and when I finally had the chance, my internet went down.
And not only that, I've also been neglecting all the books I have to read or want to read. I think it's the fact that I'm reading a book that it's not living up to my expectations. So sad.
On a bright note.... I got a new book in the mail yesterday!!
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin is a book I've been wanting to read for such a long time, like almost 3 years now. I got this book through The Book Depository which was on sale 2 months ago. Yup, it took that long to arrive here, the perks of our postal service.
In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.
Engrossing and suspenseful, All These Things I've Done is an utterly unique, unputdownable read that blends both the familiar and the fantastic.
Sounds great, right?
To Read This Week:
Trust: A New Beginning by Cristiane Serruya (ARC)
They are beautiful. They are rich. They are strong willed and successful. They have everything, but love. And each one of them has a dark secret looming in their past.
Sophia is a 25 year old Brazilian widow. Intelligent and ravishing, she flees from her own country after a tragic incident. Hiding from everyone and everything, she remains alone, torn between the love for a dead man, the torment of living without part of her memory and the fear of moving on.
Ethan is one of the most important tycoons in the steel industry. As the memory of an awful evening in his adolescence haunts him night and day, he keeps looking for an elusive woman whom he could love - and who would love him - as he never has in all his 35 years... Until he finds Sophia.
Alistair is a 34 year old powerful banker, searching for one–night stands with women who will warm his bed. And that he can punish physically to abate his anger for his late wife's black deeds and his own guilt for being such a debauched man for so many years. Any woman will do, and he has many to choose from, as they all fall instantly for his manly, devilish charming ways.
In Europe, in the months after October 2009, their paths will cross and clash. Who will win the prize of love?
This book is the first installment of a trilogy.It is intended for 18 and up.
I won this ARC through Goodreads (my first win there, yay!) and the author kindly signed it for me! Sounds like an emotional ride so I'm pretty excited to read it.
The Chef is still reading Daynight by Megan Thomason, she says it's not an "OMG I can't stop reading this" type of book, but that it's still enjoyable so far.
Aaaaand, have you seen the first trailer of The Fault In Our Stars by John Green yet?! It's AMAZING. I'm so excited for this movie even though I haven't read the book yet. I have it on ebook but I want my first time reading it to be with the book in my hands. I want to hug it and love it and cry all over it.
Watch the trailer: