I like drawing.
That's pretty much it.
2014 is nearly over and I know many people say this at the end of every single year, but seriously, time flies! This year was so amazing for me that of course it had to end quickly! Those are the rules. But I am sure next year is going to be good as well, since I am the one who I am depending on to make my life full of happiness.One of the things that gave me so much joy this year was, as you might have noticed from the title, books! From discovering new authors I should definitely have known before, till books that I read in the past and re-read it again this year. This is my top 5 of my favourite books from this year! -they are in no specific order-
1.- Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare: I read this book years ago, and this year I bought it in England because I've always wanted to read it in English -the first time I read it in Spanish-. It was absolutely magnificent! I've always loved Shakespeare's plays, since I was a little girl. But this one, I don't know what I have with this one. It's hilarious, very romantic at times, and again, a masterpiece.
2.- Dance, dance, dance - Haruki Murakami: Oh, Murakami. I started to read his books this year and I'm in love, truly. I've already read almost 10 books of him only this last semester. But this book is in my heart. In the center. It's so special. This mistic thing about the book, I just can't explain it. And then, the characters. I loved every single one of them. They were in some way special and different, it made the perfect combination of characters and the results are genious. The quote behind the book explain it better: Full of intregue, misticism, sex and rock and roll. Smart and fun.
3.- The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles - Haruki Murakami: This genious again. If you could read only one novel by Murakami, I'd totally tell you to read this one. If you could describe Murakami with one book, this could be the one. Again, pure magic realism. A very long book, but it was worthy reading it.
4.- Anne Frank Diary: Okay. I read it as a child for school, but I've never really thought about it again. Yet this year I visited Frank's house in Amsterdam and bought the book. It is just heartbreaking. The fact that a teenager describes you how was her life during the second world war is painful. Reading her diary, I started to feel empathy for her, and started to take affection to the people she was living with. And then, she suddenly stops writing. In the last page, the epilog, telling me that she died afterwards, that everyone died horribly, except her father. I just can't hold my tears, and cannot stop thinking about how many people had the same story. How many people had to suffer this way. How many little kids or people like me died because of some ideology they don't even share.
5.- Battle Royale - Koushun Takami: Painful, but at least it's just fiction. But what a book! Some people say The Hunger Games is a copy of this book, but I beg to differ. The idea is quite similar, but how things happen, how things are described, the characters, the ending... all of that is very, very different. This is genious! I can't believe how in so short time I got to take to some characters, and then broke my heart. No spoilers, but it is going to break your heart at some point. My advice: don't think the character you love is going to survive. Well, it depends. -I'll leave that there, but it's not a spoiler, you'll see-.
After a long year reading books about wars for my german literature class, reading japanese literature that got me thinking too much afterwards, I NEEDED to read something different, something... cheesy, for instance. So for Christmas, my brother got me "Eleanor & Park". Yeah, it was perfect, I thought. Someone recommended me this book, she told me that it was kind of cheesy in a good way. I want to tell you guys that when reading, cheesy novels are not my fav. So I started reading it. It was really easy to read, I liked the characters and there was a good development. It was too cheesy at times, but I enjoyed it a lot, seriously, I felt kind of guilty for liking it so much. BUT HELL, NO, I COULDN'T BE HAPPY! It broke my heart at the end. I totally loved the ending and I wouldn't change it for the world, but it's... ugh, it got me crying like a little baby, and not only because it was sad [SPOILER ALERT!!!] but because I totally understand what Eleanor did. The thing she said, that the love they had it was perfect, and she didn't want Park to love her less than that, so that's why she left it there. I just understand.
P.S: Happy new year, people! Next year is going to be awesome, be sure of that!