Post-read: The Girl on The Train

I just finished reading “The Girl On The Train” by Paula Hawkins. Wow. What an amazing book. It is a page turner that keeps you craving for more.

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If you read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, you’re going to love this book.

It starts with a girl who takes the train every day to London. On her way there, she notices this couple. She builds up a life for them in her head. Their names. Their jobs. The kind of people they are. One day, everything changes.

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When things change, you will learn that the narrator is not as reliable as you first thought. Then you get the perspectives of other two girls, and they seem to get crazier and crazier and its hard to pinpoint where the truth lies. All the characters in this book seem to be living a double life. You get a first impression of them and it will be nothing like the last.

Every section of this book is wonderfully written. Each narrator has such a strong voice and the way the characters are developed is amazing. DSC_0683

This is the type of book that it’s very difficult to write about because you don’t want to give anything away. The less you know, the more thrilling the book will be. I really encourage you to grab yourself a copy, find out what Rachel, Anna, and Megan are hiding, how their lives connect, and what is bringing them together while tearing them apart at the same time.

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If you’ve read it, leave me a comment below with your thoughts! I would love to know what you thought of it. If you know others books like this one, please share them with me, I’m obsessed!

Love,

Maria

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Texas for Ecuador

Last night, the students at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, held a vigil for all the victims of the earthquake, and it was an opportunity for students from all over Latin America and the U.S. to come together for the same cause.

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If you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past week, then you haven’t heard that a 7.8 earthquake struck Ecuador’s coastline on Saturday. The death toll is currently nearing 600 deaths, but there’s the chance this number will keep on growing as rescue teams search the province of Manabi, the most affected  by the earthquake and its aftershocks. Even a week later, the country is still experiencing aftershocks. Last night, there was a 6.0 magnitude aftershock.

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Many families have lost everything, and we can make a difference and help these people who need our help today. Please help by donating to the gofundme page: https://www.gofundme.com/6czsam3z that has been set up by Ecuadorian student studying in Texas. This money will be used for the purchase of medical aid kits, tents for shelter, water, canned food, non-perishables and clothes.

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In honor of Earth Day…

DSC_0770Happy Earth Day everyone!

It’s funny that we now have a special day to celebrate Earth when we should be doing this every.single.day.

I know a lot of people question global warming and climate change, I understand its a difficult subject to grasp because it is scary, but sooner or later we’re going to have to open our eyes and see what happening in the world around us. Last week, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Ecuador, a country that is right next to mine, Colombia. I’m terrified of earthquakes and other national disasters, because of the power they have to destroy absolutely everything around us. Every time there’s an earthquake somewhere else, I start thinking there’s going to be one where I’m from. I can’t help it. I live with constant anxiety over things I have no control over.

Right now I’m not in Colombia. I’m residing in Texas, where we’ve had SO MUCH rain the last couple of weeks which has caused a lot of flooding and, much like the earthquake in Ecuador, caused some people a lot of trouble. Over winter break, there were tornadoes in Dallas and all sort of other crazy things that should be making us all open our eyes to what’s going on around us. Yes, these things are called national disasters, and there’s nothing we can do about them, but they’re happening at such a fast-paced rates, and during times of the year that they shouldn’t be happening.

The Earth is such a beautiful place, and we’re destroying it. I know the normal individual, like myself, doesn’t have too much power to cause any change, but if we all do a little bit, then it’ll all start adding up for good. We only have one Earth, after this, we’re screwed.