Xalaila's book diary

I mostly post reviews of the books I'm reading lately.

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reviewed: The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England, Ian Mortimer
Mortimer has a radical idea: history can be looked at from a different perspective; “it is not just about the analysis of evi...
reviewed: The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory
"Mary Boleyn catches the eye of Henry VIII when she is a girl of just fourteen. But her joy is cut short when she discovers t...
reviewed: Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman
"Under the streets of London there's a place most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers ...
reviewed: Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Adichie
"In 1960s Nigeria, a country blighted by civil war, three lives inersect. Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a housebo...
reviewed: Mozart's Sister: A Novel
Super emotivo: lloré varias veces, me indigné, quería pelearme con los papás. Está muy bien investigado, la narrativa es vívi...
Mozart's Sister - Rita Charbonnier
reviewed: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs
When Jacob's grandfather dies, Jacob is only left with memories of the stories he was told as a child, some photographs and h...
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reviewed: Review: The Constant Princess, Phillipa Gregory
Absolutely enjoyable. There’s so much I didn’t know about Katherine of Aragorn. The descriptions of Granada and the Alhambra ...
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reviewed: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
I had nightmares halfway through this book, it is so vivid. But besides the despair it gives when it narrates all the atrocit...
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide - Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn
reviewed: Memoirs of Hadrian
Excelente libro. Muchas reflexiones sobre la vida, la guerra, la paz, la política. La prosa es inigualable, bellísima, muy fl...
Memoirs of Hadrian - Marguerite Yourcenar, Grace Frick
reviewed: Shalimar the Clown: A Novel
Como todo lo que escribe Rushdie, me encantó. Más contemporáneo que sus otras obras pero sin abandonar el realismo mágico, la...
Shalimar the Clown - Salman Rushdie
reviewed: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!
Los zombies no son lo mío, pero si a ti te gustan y te gusta Austen, ésta es una buena opción: ligero, divertido, con pocos c...
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Seth Grahame-Smith

Currently reading

Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, The
Florence A. Marshall
From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia
Pankaj Mishra
Le Morte d'Arthur, Vol. 1
Thomas Malory, Janet Cowen, John Lawlor