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Photo © 2016 Alexandra Pedro

This photo was taken in Albufeira, Portugal, during the summer of 2016. I could not help but making sure I would save these sunrise’s colours in a picture.

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Walk of Happiness

They were walking side by side. The conversation had vanished long ago but their connection was just evolving. Their steps synchronized and, once in a while, glances were exchanged. Those glances had been full of shame but soon, with the acceptance that there were nothing else to say, became full of complicity. At the end of the day, there was only happiness. That walk was only about that feeling.
Although they can not remember where they have been walking or what they said to each other before that silence took place, there is no forgetting the relaxed complicity they shared.

2014

Six books in my currently-reading pile: How did this happen again?

I was trying to be more selective when choosing books to read, avoiding reading several books at a time. That did not work out that well.

Due to several cirscumstances, I am reading six books simultaneously. I do like them all and I do want to continue reading every single one of them, which only makes this situation worse!

Here is the list of books I am currently reading:

  1. Manny Man Does the History of Ireland, John D. Ruddy
  2.  Ioga – O Caminho da Harmonia (Pocket Guide to Hatha Yoga), Michele Picozzi
  3. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas  Adams
  4. O Kamasutra de Grey (Fifty Nights in Gray: A Sensual Journey in Black and White), Laura Elias
  5. O Último Judeu (The Last Jew), Noah Gordon
  6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J. K. Rowling

My next couple of weeks are already reserved for these, which will take all my precious time. I am also writing some posts based on some of these, so… There is that to look forward o!

Someone’s Flake

The smell should have been enough to give it away but I could only realize that I was in the middle of a crime scene when a freaking flake flew to the tip of my nose. There was nothing burning now but it sure smelled like it. Well, something had been just a few minutes ago. Now there is only a pile of ashes on the ground and tons of them in the air. I suddenly realize that as I am breathing I am inhaling bits of people. This is not how I pictured my life when I joined the love of my life in a romantic trip across the country. Now I don’t know where he is and there are parts of someone that he probably killed inside of me. I need to get out of this room and run.

2016

An apology | Ireland 2017

So… I should have written something about my trip to Ireland before, shouldn’t I? I am so deeply sorry I did not but you will need to understand my life was a mess since the last post I shared with you.

Even though I did not take you with me along the process, I will now share my experiences in Ireland – day by day – with you. I will share both facts and my feelings, along with awesome pictures taken mainly by Hector.

I hope you enjoy the posts I will share and I expect to be more consistent with them. Talk to you soon!

My partner in boredom for today

What do you do when you’re about to leave to a possibly boring event, such as a company dinner or a conference you really don’t care about, and you’re anything but excited? You bring a book with you!

Taking a book with me ever since I remember to every possibly boring event I took part of over the years has definitely helped me getting over those moments when all I wanted to do was leaving or taking a nap.

Today my choice will be the spanish version of Memories of My Melancholy Whores, by the one and only Gabriel García Márquez. This promises to be an entertaining book and I’m sure I’ll be able to escape reality if I need to open it!

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Illuminae

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I’ve read Illuminae in about four days (less than that). That goes to show it was a pleasant read.

This is a science fiction book where a planet is attacked by a corporation called BeiTech, in the year of 2575. Kady and Ezra end up fighting for their lives on an evacuating fleet. There’s much more to it but I’ll leave it for you to read the rest!

 

I especially liked that this book grabbed me so much from the beginning. It’s one of those books where we do not want to stop reading because we want to know what’s going to happen next. However, this also implies that what is happening at that moment is not extremely captivating.

It is interesting that the story is presented to us through documents rather than a personal narration. Sometimes the documents appear to be too subjective in my opinion, especially when it comes to the transcription of images or the nucleus of the AI. This has an explanation, but even so, it removed some of the charm of this type of presentation.

I may read the other books in the series, even though it is not a priority. Anyway, I give this book 4 stars because I think it is recommendable to those who like these genres (science fiction and young adult), although they are genres in which my knowledge is very limited.