Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Bronze Horseman- Book Review

Hello lovelies!!

So I just finished reading a book and literally ran to my computer to type this post about it, might have tripped over a few things a long the way but I have made it safely to my couch and am now writing this as the emotions of this new book is fresh in my mind.

The Bronze Horseman 
by Paullina Simmons
   6 stars!!!! 

"The golden skies, the translucent twilight, the white nights, all hold the promise of youth, of love, of eternal renewal. The war has not yet touched this city of fallen grandeur, or the lives of two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha Metanova, who share a single room in a cramped apartment with their brother and parents. Their world is tuned upside down when Hitler's armies attack Russia and begin their unstoppable blitz to Leningrad. 

Yet there is light in the darkness. Tatiana meets Alexander, a brave young officer in the Red Army. Strong and self-confident, yet guarding a mysterious and troubled past, he is drawn to Tatiana- and she is to him. Starvation, desperation, and fear soon grip their city during the terrible winter of the merciless German siege. Tatiana and Alexander's impossible love threatens to tear the Metanova family apart and expose the dangerous secret Alexander so carefully protects-a secret as devastating as the war itself-as the lovers are swept up in the brutal tides that will change the world and their lives forever. "

This book is the deepest, most heart warming/heart breaking love story I have ever read. 

The book is based on the early 1940's in the Soviet Union. They speak Russian, but obviously the book is in English and its modern dialogue.

Tatiana is so giving and selfless that can piss you off sometimes. She is also courageous and strong and driven. The things she did for him? Mind  blowing!

"I love you breathlessly my amazing man."

Alexander just lives for her. Literally, she's what keeps him fighting.

“They had no past. They had no future. They just were.” 

My heart broke for them, cheered for them, cried for them. I just felt-the pain, the happiness, the terror, the peace. I felt it all.

“Good-bye, my moonsong and my breath, my white nights and golden days, my fresh water and my fire. Good-bye, and may you find a better life, find comfort again and your breathless smile, and when your beloved face lights up once more at the Western sunrise, be sure what I felt for you was not in vain. Good-bye and have faith, my Tatiana.” 
Ok, seriously? I busted out in tears at this part. ^^^ How can you not?

By the end of this book I couldn't see through my tears, they give up everything for each other.
It was hard to go through all the emotions this book takes you through but it's totally worth it.

"All great things worth having 
require great sacrifice worth giving"

I want to say so much more about it but I can't without saying something that you should read for yourself. So all I can say is.. READ THIS BOOK.
Honestly, better than  Pride and Prejudice. Yes, I went there!

With that said... They are in war So they talk about war to give you an understanding but it is mostly them. Don't stop reading it. It gets better and better every turning page.

And the awesome part is... There's a second & third book!!! 
I downloaded the second on my kindle and cant wait to start reading.

Buy it:

Till next time! 
Ox, Camylla

Monday, September 23, 2013

My Fall Fail

Happy Monday!!

So yesterday was the first day of Fall and I don't know if this is my mind playing tricks on me but when I woke up yesterday the weather in South Florida was actually a little cooler than it's normal 90 degree inferno, today it also seems to be a little cooler. So mind, you may play tricks on me all day every day. 

The good procrastinator that I am, has not yet purchased any fall clothes and I don't mean just this year, I mean ever! It just seems like a waste of money to buy sweaters and boots and leggings and scarfs when 99.9% of the time it is burning hot, melting temperature here in Soflo. It rarely EVER gets to the point of having to wear a sweater with a scarf, so what do I do when the rarity comes and it is cold out? That ghetto ratchet girl in me comes out and I pile on all my cardigans, don't freak out, this only happens about once a year. But, since I'm twenty flippin three this year it's time I grow out of my ratchet ghetto winter phase and buy some real fall and winter clothes. I'll just pray that it actually gets chilly here and I get to wear my sweaters and if it doesn't, eff it, I'm still wearing the damn sweaters because I bought it instead of a cute summer dress. If I need to adjust to the weather in soflo and wear my uggs with jeans shorts than so be it. (Let's be real though... How ridiculous is that? every time I see a girl walking in the streets dressed like that I just shake my head and think "Oh baby girl, just go back home and put some flip flops on") So clear warning... If you see me walking the streets dressed like that it's because I just spent $150 bucks in these damn boots and I.WILL.WEAR.THEM!

^^^^ OHMYGOSH I died Laughing!!! 

When I searched google for shorts and Uggs this picture came up. 

What this has to do with shorts and uggs? Ask google, I just thought It was flippin hilarious! 


So now that I brightened up your Monday (You're welcome)
I will link up with Sami for the weekend shenanigans!

Sami's Shenanigans
I will summarize my weekend in one word... Faineant 
aka Lazy (new word for you to add to your vocab)

It consisted of:
-Reading on my new Kindle!!
-Watching TV
-And lots of petting

And now you know folks, I'm a walking disaster when It comes to winter fashion 
and I had a hell of a boring weekend. 
Sorry to overwhelm you with my incredibly extravagant and exciting life. 

Till next time,
OX Camylla.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Another year, another candle.

Hello lovelies!

You know that thing I do where I go weeks (ok, years) without blogging? Well, that's not what I was doing. I was on VACA baby!! But I'm back and let me just state the obvious... Reality is a bitch!
By the by... Is anyone remotely aware of how time is catching up to the speed of light?  I swear it was just yesterday that I cried like a baby because I realized mere hours before my flight that my passport had expired. Yes, you read that correctly, E.X.P.I.R.E.D! As in my fine ass could go to Brazil but when it was time to get back in the U.S.A they wouldn't have given my Brazilian curves a second look before they kicked it out of the country...But, that's a story for another day.

I also remember turning 22 a couple of days ago so... WHAT THE EFF happened? I wake up today and I'm TWENTY FREAKIN THREE!


I was going to do a post on my trip to Brazil, then I remembered that birthdays only come once a year so I thought I'd do a post on that instead.

You know how there's 
-Santa Clause
-Tooth Fairy
-Easter Bunny
Blah Blah Blah

Well if there is some kind of  birthday fairy, birthday bunny or a fat guy with a white beard that goes around giving you gifts on your birthday... This post is for you!
Or any of my awesome friends and family that can afford this shit. Thanks

It's funny how when your broke, as in I only got $20 dollars in my pocket and I'm poppin tags by shopping at goodwill kind of broke, you see all these amazing things that deep inside you know it's futile but at the moment you feel that if you don't have it your heart might break into trillion tiny little pieces and you might never see the light of day again... (Jeez I'm melodramatic.)  Well, say thanks to America, land of the ungratefuls for that feeling my friends (I'm not excluding myself on this one). Now, why am I saying this when I'm about to share with you all the futile things that I desire? I don't know. 

Ok, now forget all the shit I just said above and look at all the cool stuff I want!!! 

Kindle Fire.

This Selma Studded Michael Kors bag

Doesn't have to be all three, just one Kate Spade watch will do.

Canon 5D mark III. Fine, mark II will work too

The new Iphone 5s. In gold, of course!

Nike free runs 5.0 in Tiffany blue 
(cause the color will help with my endurance)

This naked palette by Urban decay! 

Also... My perfumes need a refill.

My Daisy Eau so Fresh by Marc Jacobs is almost out.

and so is my CoCo Mademoiselle 

And.... Last but most certainly not least my Chloe!

And that folks, is my humble list of wants.

Till next time, where I'll be posting pics from my trip to Brazil and sharing a few juicy dramas. ;)

Ox, Camylla