Friday, 18 July 2014

Saeculum + Shiver (Mini-mini book haul)



Ahhh! New books! You have no idea how much I had to argue with my parents so that they'd let me and my brother go to Gandhi (the bookstore). As you know for my latest post, I'm the owner of a Kindle Paperwhite... and so, my parents believe that's all kind of reading I need.
No, mom and dad, no. N. O.
Apparently they don't understand my need to feel real books once in a while, and although the Kindle is most probably the best buy I have ever done, I need paperbacks, not just paperwhites. (Hah! See what I did there? I'm so funny.)
So finally, after soccer school my brother took me to the bookstore. Even though it's not as big as the one in my state, it had real books, and that's all that I needed. Also, it had plenty of spanish books, which is good since I've wanted to practice more my spanish (ah, the irony).
Sadly, he only letted me buy two books, but it may be enough for some time.
I bought Shiver (right, blue cover), which in spanish is temblor and Saeculum, which I believe is not even a word, or it is in another language.
I've started with Shiver already, and, even though it seemed to be a pretty transparent book, shit's getting real, dude. It is getting real. I'm really happy by now (page 80.), mostly in Sam's chapters, in which it feels like it's poetry. Excellent imagery, Maggie!
I'm really excited to start Saeculum, it seems to be so interesting. I tried to look for a review on goodreads, but it only seems to be in german, or something. That makes it more exciting.
I didn't really understood the description in the back of it, and I don't believe it is in english yet, so I'll translate it here for you.

(Spanish: SAECULUM PROMETE SER UN EMOCIONANTE JUEGO DE ROL, UN INOFENSIVO VIAJE AL PASADO. CINCO DÍAS EN UN PARAJE REMOTO SIN ESTUDIOS, SIN TRABAJO Y SIN TECNOLOGÍA DE NINGÚN TIPO. LA AVENTURA PERFECTA PARA DESCONECTAR Y QUIZÁ CONQUISTAR A ESA PERSONA QUE RECIÉN CONOCISTE. DE PRONTO, AL INTERNARTE EN EL BOSQUE, EL PASADO PARECE ALCANZARTE Y NO TE DEJARÁ ESCAPAR. ¿SE TRATA ACASO DE UNA ANTIGUA MALDICIÓN O DE UNA MORTAL CARRERA CONTRA EL TIEMPO?)


Saeculum promises to be one exciting role game, a harmless trip to the past. Five days in a remote area with no studies, no work, and without technology of any kind. The perfect adventure to disconnect, and perhaps conquer that person who you just met. Suddenly, when you get into the woods, the past seems to reach you and it won't let you go. Could it be an ancient curse, or the mortal career against time? 
So, tell me it doesn't sound exciting?! I dare you.
The one thing that it called my attention once I picked the book is that its pages' edges are black. Tell me that isn't special!
Woah, I'm more excited than I was before, damn you writing.
Have you heard of Saeculum? Or of Ursula Poznanski? Tell me in the comments!

I'm going to go back to my reading of Shiver and once I finish it you can expect a review in here, Lorella.

By the way, for those curious souls, the bookmarks say:
"Please, finish it, I'm excited to know the ending!" (not literally.)
"You took me to the space, to the space and to the sea. Where are we going now?"

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