Meet: Antonio La Cava | il bibliomotocarro

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Let me introduce you Antonio La Cava, a retired teacher who decided,  after 42 years of teaching, to spread the love for books to children who don’t have access to a library nearby. So, in 2003, he bought a used Ape motorbike and modified it to create a portable library that houses 700 books. He’s been traveling in the “Bibliomotocarro” ever since. Continue reading

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A Bookworm’s Road Trip

Hi guys!

So sorry for being MIA,  I am currently road tripping but I had to pause my little adventure for a bit, so I could type this post and share my excitement and admiration for this little piece of heaven on Earth, named Greece. Hope you like my journey, I absolutely love exploring new places and this one is one of my favorites.

Greece is full of small, colorful, graphic towns, with friendly people and such an interesting history. Each place has its own story to tell as long as you are willing to hear it. This place can make you fall hard and totally in love with it . Here is a taste of want I experienced this past week and, thankfully, I am not done just yet.

So, here is our road trip map.

First stop was Edirne, Turkey where we had a taste of  the East culture that was absolutely mesmerizing, and then we started off  from Alexandroupolis, Greece and headed South. Our final destination was Rio, Patra, Greece.

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And here are the photos from each stop we made. .. Continue reading

Libraries of the World

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The Stuttgart City Library

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Hi guys!

I may be taking you this week all the way from Asia to the heart of Europe and into this library, but don’t be fooled, because this one is designed by Eun Young Yi, a Korean architect. God, those Asian’s and their architecture, so innovating! I love them for the reason that they always have something so unique to present to the world and manage to give us something that we’ll be smitten by. Continue reading

Fangirl Review

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MY RATING: 4 bulbs

THE PLOT

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

MY THOUGHTS

So, I liked the book, big deal huh? Almost everyone loved this book. And for that, I started reading this one very relactantly until the first pages. As the story went on I really couldn’t put it down. I wanted more and more.

I would like to comment more on the characters rather than the book itself, cause it is a well-written book, needless for me to say that. Continue reading

Friday Night Movie

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Adam’s Rib (1949)

Starring: Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn

THE PLOT

Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband.

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MY THOUGHTS

Let me start by saying that this is one of my top favorite movies. It’s has a witty humor and it’s so amusing, that honestly, i just can’t stop laughing during the whole thing! It all starts when Adam (Spencer Tracy) and Amanda (Katharine Hepburn) Bonner, a married couple that are both lawyers, decide to undertake a case that will bring them face to face in court. Amanda takes over the wife, who shot her husband, because he was unfaithful and Adam gets the unfaithful and injured husband. Continue reading

The One-Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed of the Window and Disappered Review

 

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The One-Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed of the Window and Disappered by Jonas Jonassen

My rating: 1,5 bulbs

I just realized that I haven’t written anything bad about a book, not that it is necessary, but since I read a book and didn’t like it, shouldn’t I speak my mind? There goes nothing…

THE PLOT

It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people’s home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The Mayor is going to be there. The press is going to be there. But, as it turns out, Allan is not… Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed (in his slippers) and makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, we learn something of Allan’s earlier life in which – remarkably – he helped to make the atom bomb, became friends with American presidents, Russian tyrants, and Chinese leaders, and was a participant behind the scenes in many key events of the twentieth century. Already a huge bestseller across Europe, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is a fun and feel-good book for all ages. Continue reading

Libraries of the World

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This Tursday, I am taking you away from sand and ocean to forest and wood, from China to about a seven-hour flight to Tapei, Taiwan, but I am staying still in that part of the globe. Ok this one resembles a large treehouse that literally took my breath away. Surrounded by green, with large windows to pemit entrace to natural light, I have to say it would be my paradise. I gotta handed to the architect for this breathtaking building that he designed. I think I’m in love with the location and the structure. Let’s travel to Tapei and I’d love to see your opinion in the comment below. Now, shall we? Continue reading

Page Turn or Slide?

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Hi guys! Ready for a battle?

Today’s discussion is ebooks or books? Which one do you prefer?

Which one is cheaper?

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Let’s face it. All the more readers turn to ebooks because of the price. Many books can be found for free, which is great, and all the rest are way more affordable than the real books. Also, you are only a click away from owning your favorite book and a few seconds away from reading it. Real books, especially hardbacks cost almost double the price of an ebook and even more, can take forever to reach their destination and the shipping cost most of the times is a nightmare.

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Would you abandon print books?

Survey’s have shown that only 1 out of 10 people are willing to leave print books for ever. They usually read from both e-readers and print books. E-readers tend to read more books but, let’s admit it, nothing compares to the smell of a book or the feeling you have when you open it for the first time. Continue reading