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My First Book

“…few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart. Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left behind, accompany us throughout our  lives and sculpt a place in our memory to which, sooner or later – no matter how many books we read, how many worlds we discover, or how much we learn or forget – we will return.” 401 more words


Top Ten Tuesday: Historical Fiction Books I Need to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week all about the past/future. Basically, we can spin it however we want, and I’m deciding to talk about the historical fiction books I absolutely need to read! 570 more words

Top Ten Tuesday

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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafón

A boy tries to solve the mystery of Julian Carax, author of his favorite book. 490 more words


Ribera, Born to be Gothic. Tour

The publication of the novel the Shadow of the Wind in 2001, marked a turning point.

First, its unexpected (10 million copies sold all over the world) success has turned it into the soldiest Spanish book in the contemporary literature, from another side, with its… 284 more words

Tour Barcelona

Book Review - The Shadow of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Log entry #1

“I don’t know how to describe this feeling. I am astonished, amazed, sad, happy and bewildered all at the same time. My eyes are giving up for I have been up all night.

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Quote of the day, Jan. 8

Carlos Ruiz Zafón, on books (from The Shadow of the Wind)

“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”


Review: The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Set in 19th century Barcelona post-Spanish Civil War, we follow a young boy, Daniel Sempere, son of an antique book dealer. One day, in an attempt to distract his son from the loss of his mother, Daniel’s father brings him to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a labyrinth with bookshelves full of forgotten titles. 609 more words