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THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD

Hello, bookworms! Happy Sunday! I hope you are all well!
Today I bring you another award! That’s right,  I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Hurray!

I was nominated by Kayla @kdrewkthebookworm, so thank you, Kayla!



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Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers to receive the award.
  4. Give them 11 new questions (if you want to)
  5. Display the award on your blog (if you want to)

Kayla’s questions

  1. What are you doing this summer? (Or if your region is not in summertime, what did you do last summer/plan on doing next summer?)

    I don’t really have plans. I want to read all my TBR books (of course!). I also want to watch some TV shows and movies. I’ll have a cousin from Canada in my house, so there will be lots of tours around the island, even though he already knows my island. I also want to hang out with my friends.

  2. How many physical books do you own?

    I am not sure. I don’t even remember the last time I count them! However, I can say I have a little bit more than 160 books.

  3. Under what circumstances would you DNF a book?

    If it’s really boring and it brings nothing new to its genre, I’ll DNF. I also DNF if the writing is not really appealing to me.

  4. What was the last movie you saw in theatres? Did you enjoy it?

    Captain America: Civil War! IT WAS FREAKING AMAZING! HOLY CRAP, EVERYONE DID SUCH AN AMAZING JOB! AND I LOVED TOM HOLLAND AS SIPDER MAN! I ALS WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE BLACK PANTHER! IT WAS SO GOOD!

  5. Do you play video games? If so, what console do you have?

    No, I don’t.

  6. What are your favourite and least favourite things about blogging?

    Favorite things: Sharing my thoughts, talking with other bookworms, finding other books to read.

    Least favorite things: Lack of imagination. You know… There are times when I don’t know what to write, especially when I don’t write many reviews because I am still reading books due to reading slump. Screw you, reading slump!

  7. Tell me a teaser sentence from the book you’re currently reading!

    I haven’t finished The Final Empire yet. But I am really enjoying it! I guess I’m taking so much time because there are always other things interrupting me, like my computer. Ops.

    But here’s a good sentence from Brandon Sanderson’s book: “And Vin liked solitude. When you’re alone, no one can betray you”. Damn.

  8. What device do you use to write your blog posts (computer, phone, etc.)?

    Always on my computer! I would be impressed if there are people that love to write their posts on a phone. I would never do that because it would annoy me.

  9. Tell me a little known fact about you that no other bloggers know.

    I think I have mentioned this somewhere on my blog, but since I’m a girl who loves Fantasy books, I have to say that I have never read Tolkien’s novels. *shame on me*
    But I want to!

  10. If you could travel anywhere in the world right this instant, where would you go, and why?

    TAKE ME TO FREAKING ITALY OR GREECE!! I would go there because of their culture! I love mythology and museums! I love to learn things about Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome!

  11. What song is stuck in your head right now? (if any)

    There are many songs in my head at the moment. For example, Broken Glass (Sia), Hymn for the Weekend (Coldplay), Unsteady (X Ambassadors), Wherever I Go (OneRepublic), and Learn Me Right (Birdy with Mumford and Sons).

 


Nominees:  I know the rules say that I have to choose 11 bloggers, but you know how awards work. Many people have done them and, trust me, many blogs that I follow have done this award, so I decided not to nominate.


That’s it for now! There will be a new post later! See you soon!

 

 

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The Liebster Award

Hello, bookworms! I hope everything is ok with you and I also hope that you are reading amazing books this month!

I’m not going to write a Top Ten Tuesdays because the theme for this week is Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year”. Since many 2016 releases are sequels, I didn’t read them. Also, I haven’t read many books this year. Yet. I am working on that! And even if those releases weren’t sequels, I couldn’t read them because I live in Portugal and it’s not easy to get access to English books, especially because I live in an island. Or I just didn’t have time to read because of college.

But I do have a post for you today, and it’s about an award!


Lauren from @DarlingBear nominated me for the Liebster Award! Thank you, Lauren! And you, my dear readers, should check her amazing blog!

Image from www.kirstiekinsblogs.co.uk

I think I have been nominated for this award, but since I was busy with college, I didn’t pay much attention to awards. I honestly ignored most of them… For those who nominated me for this award, or another one, sorry!


Well, here we go!

1. Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award.
2. Answer the 11 questions that the blog gives you.
3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 5-11 blogs that you think are deserving of the award that have less than 200 followers.
5. Let the blogs know you have nominated them.
6. Give them 11 questions to answer.


Lauren’s questions:

  1. What was your favourite childhood toy? Barbie dolls! I used to have lots of them! My younger sister destroyed most of them when she liked to play with them. Poor dolls.
  2. If you have time off, what do you like to do? Besides reading, I love watching TV shows!
  3. What was the last thing that made you laugh? Probably funny gifs of Benedict Cumberbatch. I love this handsome man, you  have no idea.
  4. Do you have a favourite breakfast? No. My breakfast is always weird because I always feel so sleepy while I eat them. Also, during vacations, it’s really rare for me to eat breakfast. That is going to change do because I’ll follow a diet soon. I am fat and I really need to lose weight. It’s not just about my physical health, it’s also because I feel so unhappy whenever I look at my body.
  5. Would you visit the moon if you could? DAMN RIGHT I WOULD! AND I WOULD COSPLAY AS SAILOR MOON!
  6. Who is your favourite actor/actress? BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, THE LOVE OF MY LIKE! Jennifer Lawrence is my favorite actress, by the way!

    He ruins my life, but I still love him. God, he is so good!
  7. When do you like to read? I like to read at night, probably because everyone is sleeping and I feel peaceful knowing that no one will bother me.
  8. What do you wear when you want to be comfy and cosy? Hoodies!
  9. Where would you live if you could choose anywhere? Oh, man… I love Nature, which is why I love my island (SĂŁo Miguel, Azores), but since I love culture, and art, and museums, and bookish events (all of these are rare in my island), I would like to live in London or in Paris!

    I WANT TO GO TO PARIS AGAIN!!!! UGHHHH, DAMN YOU, MONEY!
  10. Which of the Disney princesses is your favourite? Belle from Beauty and the Beast is my fave because she loves books and she will give you wondeful feminist lessons.
  11. Which author would you like to meet in person? Definitely J.K. Rowling because it’s thanks to her that I have found a wonderful path in my life. I would feel so lost without books and literature, and it’s thanks to her Harry Potter books that I found a purpose in my life.
    OMG, the feels.

    Random facts

    1. I would like to go to London as an Erasmus student.

    2. I am a sophomore next year. This first year as a college student happened so fast, tho.

    3. As I said, I’ll start following a diet soon. I have an appointment with the doctor this Thursday. Actually, I felt inspired by my best friend, who was also fat and she started following a diet with the same doctor and she looks wonderful and she looks happier than before!

    4. I am really fat. I am not saying this for you to feel pity or something like that. I don’t know my weight as pounds or whatever system the US has, but my weight, in kilos, is 97 and I am really short.

    5. I know these facts are getting pretty “dark” because I am talking about issues that are important in my life, but I really don’t like my body, but I feel hopeful for the first time in my life because of this new diet. I have been on a diet before when I was 13, 14 years old, but I guess I was kind of young to understand how hard it could be and I gave up. The funny thing is that I acually lost weight in that time of my life.

    6. I have never kissed someone in my life. Ever. Probably due to my low self esteem. I am not going to do this diet because of boys, but I do feel terrible and super shy when I try to talk to a guy because I always think they will never like me because I am fat.

    7. Ok, let’s talk about happy things: I am going to meet another Portuguese author soon! He’s actually from the Azores, but he’s not from my island. Anyway, I have bought one of his books because I want to read some of his work before I meet him.

    8. I am on a reading slump, if you haven’t noticed the lack of book reviews. I am still reading The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson. I am loving the book, tho!

    9. My favorite colors are blue, green and purple, but specially blue!

    10. My favorite tv shows are: BBC Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Gilmore Girls and many others.

    11. Surprisingly, I fell in love with Benedict Cumberbatch when I saw his acting in 12 Years a Slave. I had seen him in Tumblr gifs because many people I follow love BBC Sherlock, but I had never watched the show. Then, I watched 12 Years a Slave in high school and, even though he didn’t have a major role in that movie, his acting skills surprised me a lot. Then, I watched Star Trek into Darkness. And then I finally watched BBC Sherlock. Then, I understood he took over my life. No regrets, tho.


Nominees (I only chose 3)

1. Nagina @ohbookish

2. Nicole @awayinNeverland

3. Alya @alyareadsalot


11 Questions for my nominees:

  1. Winter or Summer?
  2. Where do you live? (just say your country)
  3. Do you like classic novels? If so, what is your favorite one?
  4. What is your favorite song at the moment?
  5. If you could have dinner with someone who is important in our History, who would you choose?
  6. Would you prefer to work at a library or at a bookstore?
  7. What was your last read?
  8. Coffee or tea?
  9. Hardbacks or paperbacks?
  10. How many books have you read this year?
  11. What is your favorite 2016 read?

That’s it for today, guys! Sorry about the weird answers I write above about my weight. I am actually impressed that I talked about that because I never talk about these things with other people, not even with my family. Only with my best friend, tho. And now you :p

Anyway, see you tomorrow!

BEN!!!!! *heart eyes*
Awards · Bookworm stuff

Liebster Award!

Let me explain a thing about awards: I was nominated more than 3 times, I think, but I have only found 3 bloggers who have nominated, so I’m only going to post those. I think there are other people that have nominated me for other awards, but I can’t find the links, so.. Sorry :\

Anyway, here we go!


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Thanl you, @chocolatenwafflesblog, for nominating me for this award! I should have posted this earlier, but I have been very busy with college (*crying a river*).

Rules

  • Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award.
  • Answer 11 question that the blog gives you.
  • Give 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 5-11 blogs you think are deserving of the award that has less than 200   followers.
  • Let the blogs know you have nominated them.
  • Give them 11 questions to answer.

My 11 random facts

  1. I’m Portuguese (I live in the Azores).
  2. My birthday is on 19th January!
  3. I have travelled to Canada and Paris.
  4. Next (dream) trips: London, Venice, Rome, Greece.
  5. I have an interesting plot about Greek mythology in my head and I don’t have time to write it down and, you know, write a novel! Ughhhh :c
  6. I’m really bad at this facts thing!
  7. I don’t like thrillers as books, but I love them as tv shows or movies!
  8. I don’t understand how a horror book works. I mean, how does it scary you?
  9. Many people know I have a Portuguese blog about books, but only my best friends that I also have this one, in English!
  10. I have never read comic books, nor mangas. However, I wish I could get them and read them!
  11. My favorite actors are Benedict Cumberbatch (well, if you visit my blog often, I’m sure you have seen him here!) and Jennifer Lawrence! I also love the Harry Potter cast, of course!

 


 

Donna’s questions

  1. What is your comfort food?
    Chocolate! I know, so cliché! But I love it!

  2. Star Trek or Star Wars?
    I have never watched Star Trek (well, only one of the recent movies, Star Trek Into Darkness- because of Benedict Cumberbatch, of course!) and I have watched episodes IV to VII of Star Wars, so… STAR WARS!!!!!! YEAHHH!

  3. Your house is burning and you can only save one thing, what do you take?
    What? Ok, you said thing, so let’s not count my family in this ahahahah. Damn, I really do0n’t know! If I were Superman, I would save my bookshelves, of course!

  4. What is your favorite English word?
    I don’t have one, I think… But my favorite Portuguese word is “saudade”. You should check it out, since there isn’t a English word for it!

  5. If you were a season, which one would you be?
    Spring!

  6. Which authors/actors/personalities would you invite to your perfect dinner?
    OMG!!! DREAM DINNER!!! BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, JENNIFER LAWRENCE, J.K. ROWLING, SUZANNE COLLINS AND… OH, MY, THERE ARE SO MANY AMAZING PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD!

  7. Who is your favorite secondary characters in a book and why?
    Hmmmm….. The Weasleys (Harry Potter series)! Do I have to explain? That family is amazing!

  8. Short hair or long hair?
    There was a time I really wanted long hair, but I’m happy with my medium hair, so… Short hair ahahah.

  9. Which song makes you dance through the night?
    Any Sia’s song! SHE IS FANTASTIC! Have you heard “Move Your Body”? If you haven’t, you should listen to it! You’re welcome!

  10. What is on your nightstand?
    A picture of my 8 year old self and my copy of Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley!

  11. If you were a character, which book would you like to be a part of?
    Harry Potter,
    so that I could go to Hogwarts!!!!

My questions: I hope Donna doesn’t mind that I take her questions and give them to the people I nominate! It’s just that I have many awards and tags to post here in these days!

So, my dear nominees, answer Donna’s questions! I hope she doesn’t mind, tho!

My nominees:

@yourdaughtersbookshelf

@fireheartbooks

@freadomlibrary

@trustinthewords

@bookowly

 

Awards · Sem categoria

Dragon’s Loyalty Award!

dragons-loyalty-awardRules:

Display the award on your blog.

Announce your win with a post link the blogger who awarded you.

Present 6 deserving bloggers with the award.
Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded.

Write seven interesting things about you

 

As you can see, I was nominated for the Dragon’s Loyalty award! Twice! Yayyyyy!

Thank you, @fireheartbooks and @trustinthewords!!!

Here are the 7 interesting things about me (not that interesting, tho):

  1. I live in Azores (in Portuguese, Açores), a group of nine islands that belong to Portugal.
  2. My favorite colours are blue, green and purple.
  3. This is my first year as a college student!
  4. I LOVE CAPPUCCINOS!
  5. I just found out today (Thank you, Pottermore) that I’m a Ravenclaw and my wand is a Hazel wood with a phoenix feather core, 12 Âľ” and hard flexibility! Actually, before all the changes in Pottermore, I took the test and it said I was a Hufflepuff. Don’t get me wrong, I love all Houses, but I’ve never felt I belonged to Hufflepuff. There was a time I told myself I was a Gryffindor girl, but that was only because of the Golden Trio! However, I have always felt that Ravenclaw was more suitable for me. And it is! Ravenclaw and proud!!!
  6. I have been in Paris (in 2014), and I loved it! Now, I really want to go to London! Or Venice! I also would like to go to Greece! **
  7. If I were a fictional character, I would probably be the female version of Simon Lewis (The Mortal Instruments, bu Cassandra Clare), or the female version of Harry Potter!

 

Now, I nominee:

@bookcomablog

@theorangutanlibrarian

@freadomlibrary

@thatbookshelfbitch

@sophievandenakker