28. november 2015

The Best Of Me - Nicholas Sparks

The Best of Me





Originalen naslov | Title: The Best of Me

Prevod | Translated: Najboljše v meni 

Avtor | Author: Nicholas Sparks 

Zbirka | Series: /

Oznake | Labels: romantika, maščevanje
                                romance, revenge         

Povezavi | Links: goodreads, Amazon

Prebrano | Date read: 18.9.2015 (September 18, 2015) 


Ponovno sem brala knjigo Nicholasa Sparksa. Čeprav me z Beležnico, ene izmed njegovih največjih uspešnic, ni prepričal, me je s knjigo Safe Heaven tako očaral, da želim najti še kakšno podobno. Najboljše v meni, kakršen je slovenski prevod Najboljše v meni je zaenkrat najboljši približek Varnemu zavetju.

I read another book written by Nicholas Sparks. I wasn't impressed with The Notebook, one of his greatest hits. But I'm in love with  Safe Haven and since I have read it I'm looking for another one as good as that one. The Best of Me is for now the most similar to Safe Haven.



Amanda in Dawson sta se kljub različnima družbenima statusoma zaljubila in živela v pravljici. Vse dokler ji Dawson ni pustil oditi, da bi izpopolnila pričakovanja svojih staršev. Sedaj petindvajset let kasneje pa se ponovno srečata in na dan privrejo stara čustva. Le da je tokrat drugače, saj je Amanda poročena, vsakega izmed njiju pa je življenje tudi spremenilo.

Amanda and Dawson fell in love despite their families' standards and for a little while live in a fairytale. But then Dawson let it go, so she could have better life that her parents planned for her. Now they met again … 25 years later, and they discover that they still have feeling for eachother. But know everything is different, Amanda is married, and both of them have changes a lot since they last met.

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Zaradi opisa na platnici knjige sem pričakovala predvsem romantično zgodbo v stilu Beležnice, seveda je vsebovala veliko podobnih elementov, ampak se je pa tudi precej razlikovala. In ravno te razlike so jo naredile toliko boljšo.

Because of the summary on the back cover of the book I expected a romantic story similar to the one in The Notebook. There are few similarities but also a lot of differences that make this book so much better.


Glavna lika sta Dawson in Amanda in njuno iskanje sreče v življenju. Ob branju pa se večkrat vprašamo, ali je osebna sreča res najpomembnejša v življenju posameznika?

The main characters are Dawson and Amanda. Both are looking for their happiness in life. While we are reading this book we are asking ourselves if personal happiness is really the most important thing in our life?

Dawson se je rodil družini 'kriminalcev, zločincev in ustrahovalcev'. Zaradi tega se ga ljudje izogibajo, saj v tako majhnem mestu kakor je Oriental, priimek pomeni ogromno. Njegov priimek pa je tudi glavni razlog, da Amandina stroga mati ne odobrava njune najstniške zaljubljenosti. Dawson se zato odloči, da jo bo za njeno dobro zapustil in ji dal priložnost za boljšo prihodnost. V knjigi se to sliši popolnoma razumljivo in precej romantično, ampak v realnosti se kaj takega po mojem ne more zgoditi, saj je družba preveč egoistična.

Dawson was born into a family full of 'criminals, felons and bullies'. That's the main reason for his evasion from other people. Because in a small city like Oriental your surname is everything. Amandas' mother who wants only the best for her daughter doesn't want to see her doughter near him and dislike their relationship from the first moment. Dawson later leaves Amanda for her own good. In a book this is really romantic but in a real world that's not likely to happen. Our society is just not that generous.

Amanda se po njunem razhodu poroči in nadaljuje življenje, vendar jo vsa ta leta nekaj vabi nazaj v Oriental, čeprav Dawsona ni tam. Da pa bi mu vseeno bila bliže obiskuje njegovega prijatelja, ki je bil Dawsonov delodajalec ter stanovanjedajalec.

After they split up Amanda continued with her life, but all this years she is coming back to Oriental even if Dawson isn't there. Instead of visiting him she is going to his friend and employer.

Po njegovi smrti sta tako Amanda in Dawson obveščena in povabljena na pogreb, seveda pa se tukaj stvari tudi zapletejo. Problem pa niso le stara čustva ampak tudi Dawsonova družina, ki se je odločena maščevati.

After his friend death they were notified and asked to come to his funeral. And that's where it all starts. But Dawson doesn't have problems only with his emotions but with his family too, that is seeking for revenge.

Pri Nicholasovih zgodbah mi je všeč romantika, ki se ponavadi konča precej realistično, čeprav pa me to hkrati tudi najbolj razočara. Kljub vsemu pa je knjiga nabita s čustvi in če se boš odločila, da jo prebereš le pripravi robček, ali dva.

I love style of Nicholas's writing, it's so realistic but in the same time I hate him for that. Above all this book is full of emotions and be prepared to use a tissue or two.

Zgodba sicer ni nekaj še ne slišanega, vendar je zelo dobro napisana in si vsekakor zasluži oceno:
The story is not something that has never been written before, but it's really beautifully written, so I rate it with:

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OCENA FILMA | MOVIE REVIEW

Takoj, ko sem ugotovila, da je po knjigi posnet film, sem si ga seveda želela ogledati. Sicer sem ga gledala nekaj mesecev po branju knjige, vendar me je vseeno navdušil. Sicer se razlikuje od knjige, ampak še kar je super. In verjemi mi, ko to rečem, saj večino ne maram filmov posnetih po knjigi, še posebaj, če spremenijo zgodbo.

When I found out that there is a movie based on his book I just have to see it. I did watch it a few months later and I can say that it's really good movie. It's different from the book, but it is still awesome. And believe me when I say this because I usually don't like movie adoptions, especially if they changed the original story.

Menim pa, da so izpustili pomemben del knjige, vendar ti ne morem razkriti kaj to je, brez da bi ti uničila zgodbo. Prav tako, pa so film naredili zgolj na romantičnih delih knjige in ostalim dogodkom namenili le malo časa.

I think that a very important part of the book was missing, but of course I can't tell you anything about it, because I don't want to spoil a book. Also, a movie is even more full of romance so there wasn't a lot of scenes about other part of the story.

Kljub vsemu me je film navdušil. Po mojem mnenju je knjiga boljša, vendar če si ogledaš tudi samo film, te bo vseeno navdušil, še posebaj, če rada gledaš romantične filme.

Despite everything I think that movie is amazing. I like story in the book more, but even if you watch only a movie you will still love it, especially if you are sucker for a romance.


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17. november 2015

The Infinity Dreams Award



Pred nekaj dnevi me je na blogu presenetil tale komentar.
A few days ago I received this sweet comment on blog by niksipiksi. It said that she nominate me for for The Infinity Dreams Award.

Za različne nagrade, ki si jih med seboj podarjajo bloggerji sem že slišala, nikoli pa si nisem mislila, da me bo kdo nominiral. Niksipiksi najlepša hvala in tvoj blog Nika's reading list je prav prisrčen Smeško, ki mežika

For different awards that bloggers give each other I have heard, but even in my wildest dreams I have never expected that somebody will nominate me. Niksipiski thank you, and you guys should definitely check her blog - Nika's reading list Smeško, ki mežika

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              Rules:

1. Zahvali se osebi, ki te je nominirala in spremljal njen blog.
Thank and follow the blog that nominated you.

2. Razkrij 11 dejstev o sebi.
Tell us 11 facts about yourself.

3. Odgovori na vprašanja, ki so ti bila zastavljena.
Answer the questions that were set for you to answer.

                             4. Nominiraj 11 blogerjev in jim zastavi vprašanja.
                              Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them.

 

11 Facts about me:

1. Že od malih nog si želim napisati knjigo. Imam že kar nekaj idej, za različne zgodbe, vendar zaenkrat še ničesar nisem končala, res pa si želim nekoč videti svoje ime natisnjeno na naslovnici knjige Rdeče srce
From forever I want to publish my book. I got a lot of ideas for different stories, but for now I didn't finish any, but I really wish to see my name printed on a cover of my own book Rdeče srce

2. Za razliko od mnogih ne maram marcipana, posledično nikoli ne pojem prikupnih figuric s tort hehe.
I dislike marzipan and tha's the reason why I never eat those cute figurines on cakes.

3. Želim si postati veterinarka, saj me poleg knjig živali vedno razveselijo in spravijo v dobro voljo.
I want to work as a veterinarian, because animals always make me happy.

4. V prostem času včasih tudi izdelujem gobeline, ja ja saj vem, le kdo v današnjem času še to počne.
In my free time I every so often I'm making a gobelin tapestry. I know, I know … nobody do that anymore.


5. Zelo hitro se navdušim nad čimerkoli, vendar tudi hitro izgubim zanimanje in na to nisem ponosna.
I'm easily impressed by stuff and creating them but I also lose my passion fast and I'm not proud of it.


6. Navdušena sem nad fotografiranjem, zato si želim obiskati foto tečaj.
I'm passionate about photography and I really wish that someday I will attend a photography class.


7. Če si kupujem knjigo, vedno iščem med tistimi s trdimi platnicami.
If I'm buying a book a usually buy hardcover.


8. Ena izmed mojih želja je prepotovati svet.
One of my biggest dreams is to travel the world.


9. Svoj dom delim z dvema dolgodlakima morskima prašičkoma in šestimi mačkami.
I have 2 long haired guinea pigs and 6 cats.


10. Rada tudi rišem, vendar skoraj nikoli nisem dovolj pogumna, da bi svoje 'umetnine' komu pokazala.
I have a great love of drawing but I don't have a courage to show my 'masterpiece' to anybody.


11. Če imam v petek na voljo: iti na zabavo ali preživeti noč z dobro knjigo, bom vedno zbrala drugo možnost.
If I have 2 options on Friday night: Go out or read all night long I will definitely read.

12. BONUS Resno sem obsedena z iluzionisti in čarovniki.
I'm obsessed with illusionists and magicians.


Questions from Niksipiksi:

  • Katera je najdaljša knjiga, ki si jo kadarkoli prebrala.
    What is the longest book you ever read? 

    Najdaljša knjiga, ki sem jo prebrala je zagotovo Vihra mečev (George R.R. Martin), to je hkrati tudi moja najljubša knjiga iz zbirke.
    That's definitely A Storm of Swords (George R. R. Martin) and this book is also my favourite book from the series.

  • Imaš raje moške ali ženske like?
    Do you prefer male of female characters?

    Na splošno mi je glede spola likov vseeno, vendar najpogosteje berem zgodbe z ženskim likom v glavni vlogi.
    Mainly I don't make differences between male and female characters, but still I mostly read stories from females point of view.

  • Katera je tvoja najljubša klasika?
    What’s your favorite classic book?

    Hmmm to pa je vprašanje. Pravzaprav nisem prebrala veliko klasik, samo Prevzetnost in pristranost, trenutno pa berem Sherlocka Holmsa in Ano Karenino. Odločila, se bom za Prevzetnost in pristranost, saj drugih dveh še nisem prebrala, zato ne morem vedeti ali mi bo konec všeč.
    Hmmm that's a very good question. If I'm honest I didn't even read many classics just Pride and Prejudice and currently I'm reading Sherlock Holmes and Anna Karenina. I will stick with Pride and Prejudice because I haven't read the other two, so I don't know if I will like the ending.

  • Po knjigi so posneli film. Prebrala si knjigo in ti je všeč ali si boš ogledala film?
    The movie adaptation of the book is out. If you read the book and liked it, will you watch a movie too?

    O tem sploh ne razmišljam ampak samo tečem v kino, da si film ogledam. Najverjetneje mi bo všeč, v nasprotnem primeru ponovno preberem knjigo in poskušam pozabiti na katastrofo, ki so jo prikazali na filmskem platnu.
    That's not even a question of course I will watch and probably love it, but If I won't loved it then I will re-read the book and try really hard to forget about the movie.

  • Kje in kdaj ponavadi bereš?
    Where and when you usually read books?

    Najraje berem v postelji, čas pravzaprav ni nikoli omejitev. Najpogosteje pa knjige berem ponoči, saj me obdaja tišina, zato lahko ima domišljija prosto pot.
    I usually read in my bed, the time it's not important at all. But I mostly read at night because I'm surrounded by silence and my imagination has no limits.

  • Če bi imela možnost, da bi se lahko kot avtorica podpisala pod katerokoli knjigo, katero bi izbrala?
    If you would have the option to put your name as an author to any book in the world which would this book be?

    Tudi to vprašanje mi je dalo veliko za misliti. Hmm obožujem serije Harry Potter, Igra lakote, Razcepljeni in knjigo Rules of attraction. Ampak najbolj ponosna bi bila, če bi se lahko podpisala pod zadnji del Harry-ja Svetinje smrti, saj poveže celotno serijo in J.K.Rowling je z njo dokazala, kako dobro je načrtovala vsak posamezen dogodek.
    That's one really hard questions. Hmm I love series Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Divergent and a stand alone Rules of Attraction. But nothing will make me more proud than to be an author of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows because that book explains it all and J.K. Rowling really impressed me with that one.

  • Ali v si v knjigi kdaj kaj podčrtaš?
    Do you write or underline in your books or not?

    Nikoli si ničesar ne označujem, saj nočem knjig s tem 'uničiti', si pa citate izpisujem.
    I never wrote or underline in my books because I see that as a ruining the book. But I do write out quotes.

  • Ali si katero knjigo prebrala neštetokrat?
    Is there any particular book you reread multiple times?

    Seveda sem najljubše prebrala večkrat. Zmagovalka pa je Harry Potter in svetinje smrti, ki sem jo prebrala kar trikrat zaporedoma.
    Of course I did re-read my favourites many times, but the winner is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows because I re-read it three times in a row. Yes so obsessed I was with this series.

  • Če si nekdo želi sposoditi tvojo knjigo, mu jo posodiš?
    If someone wants to borrow a book from you, do you lend it?

    Na žalost sem se naučila lekcije, da ne posojaj knjig. Seveda pa ti jo bom posodila, če vem, da bom zanjo lepo skrbel.
    Unfortunately I learned my lesson the hard way and Now I usually don't lend books. But If I know you well and I'm sure you will take care of it I will lend it.

  • Ali obstaja žanr ali tema knjig, ki jo ne maraš brati?
    Is there any particular book or book topic that you refuse to read?

    Ne maram erotičnih knjig.
    I don't like genre erotica.

  • Pred koliko časa si začela pisati blog?
    How long ago did you start writing a blog?

    Z bloganjem sem začela 4.7. 2015.
    I started it on Fourth of July 2015



The Nominees:

Ker sem nekako nova v bloggerski skupnosti, zaenkrat še ne sledim toliko book bloggerjem, da bi jih lahko nominirala 11. No, kakorkoli nominiram:

Because I'm new to this whole blogging community I don't follow so many book bloggers, that I will be able to nominate 11 different people.

1. Jillian
2. Michelle
3. Kristin
4. Valerie
5. Alexa 


Questions:

1. If there was a fire and you could only save one book, what book would that be and why?

2. What makes you smile?

3. Which do you prefer, stand-alones or books in a series?

4. Which do you do first, read the book or watch the movie?

5. What’s your favourite book/book series so far and why?

6. Do you have a favorite place to read?

7. If you could live one day in the life of a fictional character, who would you chose?

8. Would you rather travel into the future or the past?

9. Favorite quote?

10. How old were you when you realized that you have a passion for reading?

11. Do you like listening to music while reading?


Thank you to all who will respond to my nominations and I hope you will enjoy :D

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10. november 2015

Confessions of a shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella

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Originalen naslov | Title: Confessions of a shopaholic

Prevod | Translated: Strastna zapravljivka

Avtor | Author: Sophie Kinsella

Zbirka | Series: Confessions of a shopaholic #1

Oznake | Labels: ljubezen, nakupovanje, zapleti
                              love, shopping, excuses, chick lit

Povezavi | Links: goodreads, Amazon

Prebrano | Date read: 30.8.2015

 

Le kdo ne pozna Strastne zapravljivke? Če že nisi brala knjige pa si zagotovo gledala film. V seriji je že 7 delov, 8. pa je izšel 22. oktobra letos. Menim, da je sedaj skrajni čas, da se lotim celotne serije.

Is there any woman that haven't read Shopaholic series yet, not even a single book? If you didn't read the book you probably watched the movie, it was very famous in its times. In book series are already 7 books and on October 22nd it was publeshed the 8th book. I think it's time to finally read the whole series.

Rebecca Bloomwood je zaposlena pri časopisu, ki obravnava finance. Njena največja želja pa je, da bi se v življenju lahko ukvarjala z modo, je namreč strastna zapravljivka. Ona obožuje nakupovanje, niti ni toliko pomembno kaj kupuje, samo da hodi pod fluorescentnimi lučmi in je obkrožena z novimi rečmi. Vendar pa jo ta njena razvada spravi v dolgove.

Rebecca Bloomwood is working for a Successful Savings and her topic is all about finances. Her biggest dream is working in fashion industry. It's no secret that she is passionated about shopping, it's not even important what she is looking for as long that she is surrounded by brand new things. But her compulsive shopping brought her problems, now she is having a huge debt.


Skoraj dnevno ji pišejo z banke, naj jih pokliče, da se pomenijo o njenem finančnem položaju. Zato se odloči, da bo začela upoštevati očetov nasvet: zapravi manj ali pa zasluži več.

Almost everyday she receive a letter or e-mail from her bank saying that she really need to have an appointment with them. But instead of going to the bank she decided that is better to abide by her fathers saying: waste less or earn more.


Vendar pa ne gre vse po načrtu, stvari pa se še bolj zapletejo ko njen članek objavijo na prvi strani časopisa.

But nothing went as planned. There is also a big complication about her article on the front page of tabloid newspaper and she really need to do something now.


Knjigo sem pred parimi leti resda že prebrala, ampak ne moreš prebrati celotne serije, če ne začneš od začetka, kaj ne? Kakorkoli, knjigo sem prebrala v enem dnevu, saj ni obsežna. Brez problema, jo lahko vzameš v roke na počitnicah, ob vikendu ali pa ob kakšnem dolgočasnem, deževnem večeru.

I have read this book a few years ago, but you can't read the whole series if you don't start at the beginning right? Anyway I read it very fast in 24 hours because it's not lengthy. Without any problem you can read it on vacations, by the pool, at the weekend or on any rainy evening.


Če me spremljaš na instagramu, si že videla tole fotografijo. Meni se zdi super, zato jo bom objavila tudi tukaj Smeško z odprtimi usti

If you are following me on instagram you already have saw this picture, but because I like it so much I'm going to post it here ( again) Smeško z odprtimi usti

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No, sedaj pa je že čas, da ti povem kaj menim o prebranem.

Now it's definitely time to start talking about my thoughts about this book.


Becky Bloomwood je zapravljivka, ki te s svojimi prigodami vsakokrat spravi v smeh. Med branjem sem večkrat pomislila: ''Ne!! Becky ne delaj tega.'' In veš kaj je naredila ona, točno to, česar sem se najbolj bala. Ne vem sicer ali si knjigo že prebrala ali ne zato ti bom za lažjo prestavo eno izmed neštetih prigod povedala.

Becky Bloomwood is a shopaholic (obviously) and with her everyday adventures she makes you laugh. When I was reading I many times thought: ''Don't!! Becky don't do this.'' And you know what she did? Exactly what I know it will bring her nothing else than troubles. I don't know if you read the book or not so I'm going to describe one of those moments to you.

Becky se je odločila, da bo zamenjala službo. Že naslednji dan, pa je odšla na razgovor, saj so bili nad njo navdušeni. Le kdo ne bi bil, ko pa je napisala vse o svojih izkušnjah in jezikih, ki jih obvlada. Žal pa je ravno ta dan, bil v podjetju pomembnež, Finec pravzaprav. Ker je Becky napisala, da zna tekoče finsko, so seveda mislili, da bi bila super ideja, če bi jo predstavili in bi se lahko malo pogovarjala po finsko. Vse bi bilo v redu, če bi Becky v resnici obvladala finščino. Lahko si predstavljaš, kaj se je pripetilo.Smeško, ki mežika

She decided to change her job and the next day went to an interview, of course they were thrilled about her. Who wouldn't have been. She told them all about her previous experiences and languages she had learned. Unfortunately that day company hosted a businessman form Finland. At the time when Becky had been writing about languages she mastered, she thought it was a brilliant idea to say that she speaks Finnish. You can only imagine what happened next. Smeško, ki mežika

Takšne in drugačne 'nesreče' se ji pripetijo, saj zelo rada malo prikroji resnico, sebi v prid seveda. Vendar pa mi zaradi tega, ni šla prav nič na živce. V resnici so se mi ti pripetljaji zdeli najboljši del knjige.
Všeč mi je kako se Becky skozi zgodbo počasi, skoraj neopazno spreminja. Odločena je, da si bo uredila finance ampak kaj ko imajo ravno ta dan v njeni najljubši trgovini akcijo. V naslednji pa popust na mila. Ko pride domov presenečena ugotovi, da si je kupila 6 mil.

This kind of accidents happens to her on daily basics, because she loves to distort the truth, in her advantage of course. I must confess that didn't bother me at all, because this funny accidents were the best part of the book. I liked it how Becky was slightly changing through the book, slowly but still. She was determined about putting her finances in order, but she couldn't have done that because her favourite shop was having sale. The next shop have great deal about soaps. And when she came home she discover that she bought 6 soaps from different stores.


Zgodba pa ima tudi nauk, da naj se ne izogibamo težavam, ampak naj se z njimi spoprimemo. Na kakšen način je to storila Becky pa boš morala ugotoviti sama.

This book has an important message: You mustn't avoid or deny your problems but you have to deal with them instead.


Kot sem že na začetku omenila, je po knjigi posnet tudi film. Sicer se ne drži knjižne različice, ohranili se le prvotno idejo. Kljub vsemu pa je prav prisrčen in ob njem se lahko dodobra nasmejiš. Ni pa ravno nek vrhunec od filma.

As I mentioned at the beginning, book was made into movie too. It's little bit different from the original story but hold the same message. It's funny and you can really relax when you are watching it.


 

Ocenim jo z:
I rate it with:

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