24 October 2017

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2017

Take a look at the beautiful photos that have win this year the Wildlife Photographer Of The Year, so beautiful!


Before you take a look at this curious product, the Qoobo, you have to know that's a Japanese gadget, so you can expect to be at least different from the things you are used to.

Qoobo is a tailed cushion that heals your heart, not just that, the tail has "feelings" depending on how you touch the cushion. Original, isn't it?

This is a good present for the animal lovers that don't have space to have an animal at home or that are allergic to pets, the Qoobo’s users can interpret the response to their stroking however they like, making like they were interacting with live animals and providing them with a sense of comfort. Yukai Engineering wanted to use its expertise and experience in robotic engineering to help all people – including those with pet allergies and apartment dwellers who can’t own pets – enjoy the comfort that only animals can give them. 

What do you think? Will this be on your wish list this Christmas?

23 October 2017

Poisonous Vs. Edible Berries

Do you like to go to the forest and would like to know what types of edible berries you can find? Take a look at this Infographic Poisonous vs. Edible Berries by Alan's Factory Outlet, but remember not to eat anything if you don't know for sure they are edible!
Apologies for the size of the image, but there's the only way you could see something! ;)

Poisonous vs. Edible Berries - AlansFactoryOutlet.com- Infographic

Snare by Lilja Signerdardotter - Blog Tour

Snare by Lilja Signerdardotter
Genre: Thriller
Source: OrendaBooks
Rating: 4'5/5

"It felt like decades since she and Adam had travelled abroad with Tómas as a small child, loaded down with luggage, and constantly concerned about finding somewhere with changing facilities or being the victim of some sharp-eyed pickpocket. Back then they had often been stressed by what now seemed trivial details; they'd had no idea how precious it was to have nothing serious to worry about. The petty things they had allowed to worry them now seemed so unimportant -ever since Sonja had been caught in the snare."

Snare means a trick or situation that deceives you or involves you in some problem you do not know about.
Snare means that Sonja risks her life and freedom every time she travels abroad, what would happen to her son if they search her luggage? Arla is not having a good moment either in her life, the police are investigating some big transactions she made, what is she hiding? We can not forget Bragi, the Customs officer in the airport, he always see a pretty woman travelling that catches his sight, it's because she is pretty or because she is hiding something?
In the beginning I was not quite sure of what to expect of this book, because I couldn't think I could understand the Sonja motives to smuggle drugs into a country, but Sonja didn't do it for money or pleasure, she has a motive, a very strong motive to risk her life every week, month... While you are reading you fill the tension inside you, because you feel that at any moment they will catch her, maybe not next time but soon, then what would happen?
This is a slow burning mystery, since the first page you know the end will not be good, will be explosive, it will not let you sleep till you arrive at the inevitable ending... be prepared.
What would you sacrifice for your loved ones?

21 October 2017

In It For The Money by David Burnsworth - Blog Tour + Giveaway

In It For The Money by David Burnsworth
Genre: Action, Mystery
Source: Great Escapes
Rating: 3'5/5

Blu Carraway has a new case and most possibly there will be action, gunshots and a lot of lies. Ready for Blu?

'His partner answered, "I guess you got released."
"You find out anything on the two shooters?"
Crome said, "As a matter of fact I did."
Blu said, "Are we playing twenty questions or are you going to spill it?"
"I keep forgettin' you're the sensitive type. You got something to write an address down on?"'

Blu has a new case, a rich young artist has disappeared... or has he been kidnapped? There's no trace of him for a week, and very few clues to follow him. And of course everyone has something to hide or omit something quite important about the case... so, what's really behind Jeremy disappearance?
While we enter in a quite difficult case, we will meet Blu, his girlfriend and his ex partner (and future partner again) Crome. They all have their own character and will make this case more personal and interesting, seeing how Blu can balance a dangerous life with a new relation with her younghood love, it would not be easy, of course.
This is the first book of the Blu Carraway Mystery series, but after seeing Blu in action, I can assure you we will see more of his cases soon! ;)
Ready for a non-stop book?

Interested? Good luck in the Giveaway! ;)
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20 October 2017

Sheldon The Tiny Dinosaur

Some humour for this Saturday thanks to Sheldon The Tiny Dinosaur, enjoy! ;)

Where's the Unicorn by Paul Moran

I was a fan of Waldo books, so I couldn't resist to share with you these illustrations from the book Where's the Unicorn by Paul Moran. So, can you find all the magical creatures?

The source is Daily Mail.

The Man Who Died by Antti Tuomainen - Blog Tour

The Man Who Died by Antti Tuomainen

Genre: Mystery, Crime
Source: Orenda Books
Rating: 5/5

Jackoo has discovered that he just have a few days to live, weeks at most. But he is not ready to leave this world without knowing who killed him; and of course the first suspects are his wife and her lover....!

"'A snapped bolete?' I enquire.
Tomi nods his enormous head.
'I don't know what that means, but if I do find a porcini sliced in two on my pillow, I'll think of you.'"

This book has been an amazing read, with dark humour, a murder and some very interesting twists, a must read.
When I started reading this book I didn't expect to be so fascinated by it, the irony of the situation, the ambiguity of the characters and the mushroom business make this book really original, funny and one of the best reads of this year.
Jackoo knows that he could die in any moment, but wants to leave his business in good hands and his killers in prison, he will investigate every possible suspect... but is he ready to kill to get away with it? Of course you will have to read the book if you want to know the answer!
Do you like mushrooms?

19 October 2017

Arthritis Doesn't Stop Him Rock N' Rolling by Metacam

I really don't get the images of this advertising, but these pets are so cute I thought I have to share them with you! Arthritis Doesn't Stop Him Rock N' Rolling by Metacam.

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy CommonHealth, Australia
Product & Marketing Operations Manager: Alison Barker
Senior Art Director: Michael Zivkovic
Creative Director: Toby Pickford
Copywriter: Helene Mann
Illustration: Max Tompo / International Rescue, Anita Xhafer / Xhafer Grafix
Director, Client Services: David Bailey
Senior Account Manager: Sinead Bushell

The source is Ads Of The World.

How Not To Be A Bride by Portia MacIntosh - Blog Tour

How Not To Be A Bride by Portia MacIntosh
Genre: Romance, Fiction
Rating: 4/5

Mia has her dreamed job and a charming boyfriend, but she still misses her oh-so-amazing life in LA. When her handsome boyfriend (Leo) asks her to marry him all of her fears return to her... is she ready to marry Leo?

"In fact, it would be fair to say that my relationship with my entire family isn't great. Moving back here was the best decision I've ever made, because I have Leo now, but I still feel like an outcast sometimes. Perhaps it's because I lived away from them for so many years, but as hard as I try to fit in, they still make me feel like a bit of an imposter sometimes. They don't treat me like a black sheep, they treat me like a wolf."

Mia loves her boyfriend, she left LA to stay with him... but everytime anyone asks her about the wedding she feels compelled to change subject. It's because she is not yet ready for it or because she really doesn't want to marry?

I could understand the fear of weddings, I never dreamed about it and when it was my moment I didn't know what I wanted or if it was something I really wanted. Weddings are not for everyone but sadly not everyone can understand it...!
While Mia tries to confront her fears and has a bit of remember of what it was being near famous people and have a lot of money, we will meet her not very nice family (I am still not sure which one of them is worst with Mia), her lovely (and handsome, very handsome) boyfriend and her new job, the famous star Dylan. Let me say that none of them helps Mia, on the contrary, they make her being more scared of marriage if its possible.
I didn't like very much Mia's character in the beginning, she is very superficial and not very interested in discovering what's really behind the appearances, but as the book progresses, her character seems to grow and being more touching with all the people near her.
This was a quick and funny read, perfect to make you smile on your worst day, and to make you remember that if you share your fears, they loose the power to you and you gain confidence!
Are you planning to get married?