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The title in the Spanish version is "The Last Goodbye"

Hi there! So today I'll be sharing my thoughts on "The Lake House", Kate Morton's fifth novel. I'm actually a bit late, I finished reading the book two weeks ago, but I couldn't find the time to sit down and write calmly. This is the third book I read by this author. I absolutely love her style, combining mysteries of the past and present with the right amount of romance. This novel is no exception, the story itself is captivating. 500 pages that will leave you wanting more. 

The story begins in Cornwall 1933, with Alice Edevane as the main character. She's sixteen and aspires to write a novel. Then it flash forwards to Sadie Sparrow, London 2003. She's a detective and goes to Cornwall to stay with her grandfather for a few weeks. One day while jogging through the woods, she comes across an abandoned house, which happens to belong to Alice's family. Soon, Sadie's detective instinct tells her to dig in the past, why would the owners leave house intact? She tries to reach Alice, now a famous writer that resides in London. Alice refuses to look back on her family's past, but later realizes that she had been wrong about what happened during the midsummer solstice party of 1933. Will detective Sadie help her reveal the truth that has been hiding under decades of memories and dust? 

Different covers available, as shown in katemorton.com

I won't mention any spoilers. The plot is well developed, and what I liked the most about this book (comparing it to others by Morton), is that in this one the author provides the point of view of secondary characters, which helps shape the storyline even better.

Overall rating: 4/5. I'm not giving it a 5 because towards the last few chapters, it became a bit predictable, but still enjoyable nonetheless. 

P.S. Her books make me want to visit Cornwall, perhaps I should add it to my bucketlist. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Book Review: The Lake House

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So today I’ll be discussing about life and one if it’s major events if you’re in university/college: graduation. I graduated and obtained my bachelor’s back in October, six months have passed -- and as usual, time always seems to have a faster pace than us. I was fortunate enough to study a career I enjoy and land a job in a related area. I realized however, that even though things seem to have turned out well, it doesn’t mean I have everything figured out.

I’m not sure if you remember the final scene from Finding Nemo. When all the fish get to escape the dentist’s office while he’s cleaning the tank. The fish are placed in separate plastic bags with water, and they roll out the window and land in the sea. They’re thrilled to have escaped! And the following question is: now what?

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Life after graduation

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Hi there! Today I will be sharing my daily go-to makeup routine.  As much as I love makeup, I don't go full out on daily bases. So you won't find anything fancy. I like to keep things simple --I firmly believe that sometimes less is more, hence allowing my skin to breathe. 

I start off with the foundation or BB Cream. Before that, I apply facial sunscreen and let it dry for a few minutes. On occasions use liquid foundation (Maybelline Super Stay Foundation), but that happens mostly when I'm breaking out during *that* time of the month. Otherwise, I will use The Body Shop Tea Tree BB Cream. It's the only BB cream that I've tried so far that actually has good coverage. 

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Daily Makeup Routine

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Hello! In case you haven't noticed, I changed the theme for the blog. I wanted something different, since I've had the same style (posts on the left, sidebar on the right) for years. This time I went for a gridded one. Also, I kinda sorta implemented a new logo *cheers*. It's a sleeping moon with dangling hearts and diamonds. Simple but I love it. After sticking for so long to one name (it's a miracle, I'd constantly change the names of my previous blogs) I felt it was the right time to start giving it some "brand" identity. I place quotation marks on the word brand because I don't intend for this blog to become a brand per se. As I've mentioned it before, it's my hobby and what I enjoy doing in my free time. 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Revamping: Blog + Insta

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