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Top Ten Tuesday: Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them

Hello, bookworms! how are you? I hope you are all ok!

Today I bring you another TTT post! Let me tell you that I’ll post a review about The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson, tomorrow! And I’ll probably post something else because my mom bought me two books today! There is a book sale going on at a very famous Portuguese supermarket and when I saw the books I got, I was like: YAAAAAAAAAAAS! I CAN FINALLY BUY THEM! I told my mom I didn’t have money with me (actually, since I don’t have a job and all the money I have is from my birthday, I’m poor right now) and she told me I could pay one of the books. She is so kind, but I know she is mad because I keep buying so many books. *sorry, mommy*

Now, let’s talk about 2 books!


Here’s a little introduction about the meme, which was created by The Broke and the Bookish:

“Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here atThe Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.”
Those paragraphs were taken from The Broke and the Bookish. For more information, here’s the post.
The bloggers have changed this meme a little bit because some people say that, sometimes, it’s hard to choose 10 books for a theme, so the bloggers added this: 10 is just a suggestion to aim for if you can hit it — do a list of 3 or 5 or 20 on your list. Your post, your choice! Really, it’s just a starting off point. We realize 10 can be hard and we don’t at all always expect it. And we always thumbs up anyone putting a different yet related spin on the topic to make it work for them!

The theme for this week is: Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them.
  1. Percy Jackson series, by Rick Riordan: Even thought I have only read the first two books ( really hope I get the other books by the end of this year), Rick Riordan made me fall in love with Greek mythology when I felt so addicted to his way to teach us about this fascinanting part of Greek culture! So, there was a time I did lots of research about Greek Gods and their stories and I still feel so fascinated by Greek mythology!
    THESE COVERS ARE SO PRETTY!

     

  2. The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank: I think this was the first WW2 book that I have ever read and it had a huge impact on me because after I read it, I wanted to know more about these dark times of our kind.


Well, that’s it for today! If you really want to know what books I got today, here are some clues: one of them is a thriller and the other is an Adult Contemporary!

Before I go, let me ask you this: what books have made you want to learn about after reading them?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books set outside USA

Hello, bookworms! I hope everything is ok with you!

It has been a while since I have done this meme, so here I am again!


Here’s a little introduction about the meme, which was created by The Broke and the Bookish:

“Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here atThe Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.”
Those paragraphs were taken from The Broke and the Bookish. For more information, here’s the post.
The bloggers have changed this meme a little bit because some people say that, sometimes, it’s hard to choose 10 books for a theme, so the bloggers added this: 10 is just a suggestion to aim for if you can hit it — do a list of 3 or 5 or 20 on your list. Your post, your choice! Really, it’s just a starting off point. We realize 10 can be hard and we don’t at all always expect it. And we always thumbs up anyone putting a different yet related spin on the topic to make it work for them!
I think I’ll start doing a list of 5 books!

 

The theme for this week is: Ten Books Set Outside The US!

  1. Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling: United Kingdom
  2. Red Rising, by Pierce Brown: Mars ( oh yes, it’s not only outside USA, but it’s also set in another planet!)
  3. Between the Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys: Lithuania and Siberia.

  4. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak: Germany

  5. Cinder, by Marissa Meyer (I haven’t read it yet):It’s most likely  that this story takes place in Beijing, China, because, in this book, there is a fictional name, New Beijing.

 


Well, that’s it for today! I hope I post something tomorrow!

P.S- IT’S BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH’S BIRTHDAY TODAY (19TH JULY)!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BEN! YOU ARE AMAZING, MY FAVORITE ACTOR, AND I LOVE YOU!!!!

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Sorry. Not sorry. MAN, HE’S SO GORGEOUS! *swoon*

 

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Top 10 Tuesday: Let’s go to the beach, each. Let’s go get away!

Hello, bookworms! How are you, my dear friends?

What do you think about the title? When I saw the theme for this week, I immediately thought of this song!

I don’t even remember the last time I posted something related to this weekly meme! I kind of gave up doing this meme because it’s a little bit long ( I mean, I have to talk about 10 books). Don’t get me wrong, after all, it’s a really cool weekly challenge, but I didn’t have time to post it before because of college. But since I have already started my summer vacations, I think it’s time to post this weekly meme again!


Here’s a little introduction about the meme, which was created by The Broke and the Bookish:

“Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.”
Those paragraphs were taken from The Broke and the Bookish. For more information, here’s the post.

This week, we have to talk about Beach Reads Week! Here are your choices for today: top ten great beach reads, ten books I plan to read on the beach, ten beach reads for those who don’t like typical ~beach reads~, ten authors who are my go-to for beach reads, etc.
I choose: Ten books I plan to read on the beach, even though I don’t go to the beach because I live near a natural swimming pool. How cool is that?

1. The 100, by Kass Morgan: Have you watched the book-to-TV show adaptation of The 100? IT’S AMAZING AND I LOVE IT! It makes me sad that I haven’t watched season 3 yet… Anyway, I really want to read this book soon. Yes, I know many people say that, in this case, the tv show is way better than the book, but I still want to read it. It’s sci-fi, I mean, of course I’m going to read it!

2. The Bone Season, by Samantha Shannon: Yesssss, I will finally read this. Soon. Ish.
Ok, I really want to see why her publisher said she is the next J.K. Rowling, even though people have already said this is not true, but she is still a talented writer. Anyway, I’m really excited about this book!

3. The Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger: I know this a book you either love or hate, so I’m really curious about this classic!

4. Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor: It has been a while since I read a book about angels and forbidden love, so I can’t wait to read it!! And everyone says good things about Laini Taylor’s writing!

5. The Selection, by Kiera Cass: On Instagram, I asked if I should read this and, of course, many people said yes because it’s a good dystopian book that has a mix of royalty and the tv show The Banchelor (I’ve never watched it, but I know its concept). I said that maybe I would ordered an English copy, but I think I want to order books I really want, so I’m going to read it in Portuguese (my mom is a librarian, so I’ll ask her to bring this one home) since the first 3 books are already out here in Portugal and the 4th book is released in June.

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Seth Grahame-Smith: Another book from the library! As I said, I love Pride and Prejudice! Also, I love zombies, so I should read this book this summer!

7. The Longest Ride, by Nicholas Sparks: Whenever someone talks about Nicholas Sparks near me, I always say that I don’t love him, but I don’t hate him either, and yet I have, like, 5 or 6 books written by him. Ops. Anyway, I’m really curious about this one since it has 2 couples instead of what Nicholas Sparks usually writes, which is one couple and someone close to them, or one of them, dies and there are other sad things, etc. Of course this also has sad moments and I’m sure someone dies, but it’s kind of different from his other books, right?

Now, let’s talk about the last 3 books of The Mortal Instruments series, by Cassandra Clare!!!

8. City of Fallen Angels: I actually started it last September, but I had to stop reading it when I found out that college would start earlier that I thought. Now, I can finish!!!

9. City of Lost Souls

10. City of Heavenly Fire: So, many people say that this one will give me all the feels. Oh, boy.

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)

Of course, these aren’t the only books I want to read this summer! I just randomly chose  10 books from my Summer TBR. I have more than 30 books to read this Summer, don’t worry!

Now, let me ask you this: what books are you definitely going to read on the beach?

I hope you enjoyed this post! Later, I want to post a little bookish tag that I actually should have written yesterday, but I decided not to. So, see you soon!
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Top Ten Tuesday: I SWEAR I LOVE YOU!

Heyyyyy, bookish people! I hope you are enjoying your Spring Break! I may be at home, but I don’t have a break… I actually have to study for 2 exams and I am still writing my essay about a Portuguese boring book…. Ughhh….

 

More like me and college… *sighs*

I should have posted this yesterday, but I didn’t feel like writing something yesterday. After all, I tried to study something and I didn’t do much, and I felt guilty…. When I feel guilty, I get upset and that’s why I didn’t post this yesterday…

By the way, I’m going to talk about 5 books, not 10. It’s already a little bit late here and I would like to read the last pages of that boring Portuguese book I’m reading for college… *sighs*


 

Here’s a little introduction about the meme, which was created by The Broke and the Bookish:

“Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.”
Those paragraphs were taken from The Broke and the Bookish. For more information, here’s the post.


This week’s theme is: Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough/In A While (inspired by freebie topic).

YASSSSSS! LET’S DO THIS!!!

  1. Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys: For those who know me, I’m a slow reader, which means I can take 4, 5 days to read a book, even though I’m enjoying it. I just like to be a slow reader, you know? But this time, I only took 2 days! Yup! This book was AMAZING! That’s why I bought Salt to the Sea, Sepetys’s newest book.

    Between Shades of Gray

  2. The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern: This book is so, so good! I think I read it 2 years ago, so I really need to reread this this summer! I read it in Portuguese, but when the translation is done properly, you can see that the author has a good writing. Morgenstern definitely has a magnificent writing! I wish I could buy this book in English! Hmmm, who knows?
    The Night Circus
    This cover is pretty! I WANT IT!

     

  3. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) and The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2), by Rick Riordan: Can you believe that these are the only Rick Riordan books that I have ever read? I loved them so much, so I don’t understand myself! I mean… WHY HAVEN’T I BOUGHT HIS OTHER BOOKS???

    The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)  The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)

  4. The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave #1), by Rick Yancey: I usually don’t like characters like Cassie because they are usually too annoying for my taste, but I actually really liked her! I kind of have a bond with her since I also have a younger sister and I would definitely do everything to get her back! Also, this book is SO FREAKING COOL! YASSSS, ALIENS!

    The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)

  5. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen: I watched the movie 3, 4 times before I read this book (yes, shame on me, I know). Of course that I told myself that I really had to read it and I’M GLAD I MADE THIS DECISION BECAUSE THIS BOOK IS MAGNIFICENT! SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CLASSIC! It’s such a pity that I don’t talk much about it!

    Oh, and I have also watched the book-to-tv show adaptation, you know the one with Colin Firth as Mr.Darcy? Oh, it’s so good!

    Pride and Prejudice


    Well, that’s it for today? What about you? What books do you love, but don’t talk much about?

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Top 10 Tuesday: My Spring TBR

Heyyyy, bookish people! How are you? I hope you are having a good week! Mine has been busy, which is why I am only posting this meme now. Stupid college… It doesn’t let me enjoy the things I love :c

 

Here’s a little introduction about the meme, which was created by The Broke and the Bookish:

“Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.”
Those paragraphs were taken from The Broke and the Bookish. For more information, here’s the post.

Anyway, let’s see what I have to post this week: Ten Books On My Spring TBR! SPRING IS COMING!!!!!!


Many of the books that I mention here are for college, the others are the books I hope I read, even if I have a lot to do for college… *sighs*

  1. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley: I have to do a presentation about this book next month, which means I’m going to read it during Spring Break! It’s actually a book that I have always wanted to read since I started to have Literature classes in high school. Now, I have to read it for English Culture, one of my college subjects.

    Frankenstein
    This is the edition I have!
  2. Antigone, by Sophocles: For college, of course! Another one I have to read this Spring break! It’s for Classic Culture! Of course I’m going to read it in Portuguese.

    Antigone

  3. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee: I don’t know if I’m going to read it this Spring, but I wish I could because everyone loves this novel and I want to know why! Also, I would like to talk about Harper Lee in my English classes. I would like to do a presentation about her, since it’s been almost a month since she past away. R.I.P, Harper Lee!
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    This is the edition I have!

     

  4. The Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells: We are going to talk about this author in English Culture, too!!!

    The Island of Dr. Moreau

  5. Utopia, by Thomas More: Another book for English Culture. This one is going to be quite an adventure! May the odds be ever in my favor!

    Utopia

  6. Hard Times, by Charles Dickens: Another one for English Culture classes! I think it’s the last one. I really want to read Charles Dickens’s books, especially Great Expectations. But this one seems interesting, too!

    Hard Times

  7. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1), by Marissa Meyer: Finally, books that aren’t for college! I REALLY WANT TO START THIS SERIES BECAUSE IT SEEMS EVERYONE LOVES IT! I mean, c’mon, sci-fi+retelling+amazing diverse cast?  BRING IT ON! I hope… college, give me time, be nice!!

    Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

  8. Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2), by Marissa Meyer: Well, if I want to read Cinder, of course I also want to read this one!

    Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)

  9. Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys: I REALLY WANT TO READ THIS ONEEEEEEEEEE!!!! UGHHHHH, WHY DON’T  I HAVE TIME???? I NEED SUMMER!
    Maybe I can read this during this semester because the chapters are really short, which makes the reading experience lighter. But I don’t know…

    Salt to the Sea

  10. Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell: OMG, this book has been on my shelf since April 2015 (yessss, almost a year) because I always have other books that I have to read first, or I simply want to read first. But I hope that, if college allows me, I read it this Spring!

    Eleanor & Park


Well, that’s it for my list! What about your Spring TBR? Do you have many books to read for college/school? What about books you WANT to read? 😀

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Top Ten Tuesday- Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get

Hello, bookish people! I hope you are all well! I din’t post this yesterday because I had other things to do for college, but here it is now!

 

Here’s a little introduction about the meme, which was created by The Broke and the Bookish:

“Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.”
Those paragraphs were taken from The Broke and the Bookish. For more information, here’s the post.

This week’s theme is: Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get or Ten Characters I LOVE But Others Seem To Dislike.
I choose the first topic! Here we go!


1. Bella, Twilight Series: She is one of the worst female characters that I have seen in my whole life! I have to be honest, I’ve only read Breaking Dawn (the last book) because at that time, I think it was enough that I have already watched the first 3 movies and, therefore, I didn’t need to read the first books (I know! I don’t think like this anymore!). Anyway, Bella is a terrible female character and there are so many people that love her!

2. Edward, Twilight Series: The same thing I said about Bella, but I think he is even worse…
I know this is from the graphic novel, but I just wanted to show both of them in the same picture.

 

3. Étienne St. Clair, Anne and the French Kiss. Who the hell loves a guy who cheats? He may be “perfect”… I mean, everyone loves him because his name is French, he has a British accent, but he’s American, but ughhhhh…. Are you serioulsy in love with a cheater? One thing that I didn’t like about the book was the fact that Anne got so much hate for kissing Étienne while he was dating, but no one said a damn thing about him kissing her while he already had a girlfriend… The book is cute and I actually gave it 4 out of 5 stars, but these “little” things annoy me…


 

4. Mal Oretsev, The Grisha trilogy: I have only read the first book, Shadow and Bone, but I really don’t understand why there are so many people that love him… He literally didn’t care much about his best friend, Alina, so… Yup… Besides, I didn’t see as someone who has many qualities…

 

  


 

5. Gale Hawthorne, The Hunger Games trilogy: Ok, Gale does have some good things. He’s a fighter, he has his own beliefs and wants to fight for what is right. But… I still don’t like him that much! Why didn’t he understand Katniss’s situation, for God’s sake? Wasn’t he a little bit selfish?

 


6. Everyone (except an old man that helped the main character a lot- I don’t even know his name) from The Tiger’s Curse: I have said some times that I really hate this book. Like, I REALLY HATE IT! The characters are really AWFUL! UGHHHHHHH! Especially the main one! I don’t even remember their names!!! I seriously cannot believe that this book is going to get a movie… There are so many great books that deserve a movie, and there this this asshole…. Ops.

 


Well, let’s end this right here because I don’t think there are many characters that everyone loves, but I don’t…

Are there characters that everyone loves, but you don’t? Or characters that you love, but everyone hates?

 

I hope I get some answers from you! See you tomorrow!

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Top 10 Tuesday- Can you feel the love (and THE FEELS) tonight?

Hey, bookish people! I’m sorry that I haven’t posted much, but I have been having headaches and when I have them, I try not to come to my computer, so that I don’t get worse. But they are gone now and I want to post everthing I should have post this week! One of them is this weekly meme, Top Ten Tuesdays!

 

Here’s a little introduction about the meme, which was created by The Broke and the Bookish:

“Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.”
Those paragraphs were taken from The Broke and the Bookish. For more information, here’s the post.

This week’s theme is: Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For X

Ok, for this, I decided to show you books that are literally about love, romance, kisses, and stuff like that. Why did I choose this? Well, it’s because that I don’t read many romance books myself. However, sometimes, I do enjoy them! Oh, but the following books aren’t just about love. They have more than that, of course!

  1. You are definitely going to see some Nicholas Sparks novels here, and the first one I want to mention is A Walk to Remember. It’s the first one I read from him and I loved it!

  2. Of course I have to talk about The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green! It was the first John Green book I read and I absolutely loved it, although it made me cry a river at the end. Anyway, it definitely has a beautiful romance!

  3. Another Nicholas Sparks novel I loved and I think no one talks much about it is The Rescue. This one hit me right in the feels!

  4. Let’s talk about Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, ok? Yes, I know it’s more than a romance, but omg, this book! It’s so good! When I finished reading it, I understood why there are so many people that love it! It’s truly magnificent.

  5. What about Colleen Hoover’s books? Especially her Hopeless duology? Oh my, those are great! They are rollercoasters, indeed!!!
    I haven’t read Finind Cinderella yet. It’s a companion novel.

     

  6. Now is Good, by Jenny Downham, is another rollercoaster I love! It’s way deeper than The Fault in Our Stars, honestly. It definitely deserves more love because it’s so good! I don’t know why there aren’t many people that have read this. Also, the movie is fantastic! I cried when I read the book, and I cried again when I watched the movie! Amazing!

    Now is Good

  7. Ops, another Nicholas Sparks book! You know what’s funny? When people ask me if I like his books, I’m always like: “Well, I’m not a big fan, but I quite enjoy them”. Well, maybe it’s a little bit more than that. I do like them! It’s just that I prefer Fantasy and Sci-Fi, you know? Anyway, I also really liked Safe Haven. It has a really good message. A message of hope.

    Safe Haven

 


Now, let’s talk about 3 books that (kind of) have romance, but I haven’t read yet, although they are already on my shelf.

  1. Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell: There are so many people out there that love this author and I have never read her books! Well, not yet! I have this one on my shelf for a long time, and I can’t wait to read it! I actually bought it because one of the characters, Eleanor, is fat. I’m a fat girl and do you know how hard it is to find books about fat girls? It’s really hard, especially because there are so many out there that have this kind of characters, but then they only care about the image and stuff like that. No, I want more than that. I want to see fat girl who see beyong their bodys. From what I’ve read about this book, I guess that it’s the right one for me.

    Eleanor & Park

  2. I’ll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson: I know this is more than romance, but I wanted to include this one here because, after all, it’s about love, too.

    I'll Give You the Sun

  3. The Longest Ride, by Nicholas Sparks: Ops, another Nicholas Sparks novel! I think this one is pretty different from his other novels because it has two different plots that collide, right? I’m looking forward to this one!

    The Longest Ride


 

That’s it for now, bookish people! Soon, I’ll post the Book Traveling Thursdays as well! see yaaaa!

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Actually, there’s only one book… Ops….

Here’s a little introduction about the meme, which was created by The Broke and the Bookish:

“Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.”
Those paragraphs were taken from The Broke and the Bookish. For more information, here’s the post.

This week’s theme is: Ten Book I Enjoyed Recently (last yearish) That Weren’t My Typical Genre/Type of Book (or that was out of your comfort zone).

Ok, guys, I’m going to cheat on this one because it’s really rare for me to read books that are out of my comfort zone, so… let’s talk about Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn!
Gone Girl
Goodreads synopsis: On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
My comfort zone is: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, YA Contemporaries and classics. Thrillers aren’t included here because I prefer them as tv series or movies. Also, you have to be really good at writing thrillers. You have to know how to give a few pieces of information, but they must be interesting enough for the reader. You also have to create a fresh story because, after all, there are many thrillers that sound like the same story or many of them are just full of clichés. As you can see, I really don’t read thrillers because I’m afraid I’ll get disappointed and I’ll feel like I just wasted my time.

 

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I’m usually not impressed when I read thrillers. But Gone Girl… Oh my.

But I read Gone Girl. I read it because everyone was talking about the movie (I even saw so many gifs on Tumblr; yes, I saw spoilers too, but I still enjoyed the book) and, eventually, everyone was talking about the book. Of course that, at first, I was like: “no, I’m not going to read it because I don’t like to read thrillers”. But I decided to challenge myself and I bought it and holy crap, I’m glad that I bought it! It was freaking amazing! So creepy, but so good! And the freaking “grey” characters, you know? They aren’t really good people, but maybe they aren’t that bad either; they can’t be defined as good OR bad. They are just… scary human beings, you know? I freaking loved how well they were created. I think they are definitely the best thing in this book. And, of course, I loved the plot. DAMN!

What is impressive is the fact that I saw many gifs that shown major spoilers, but they didn’t make me not like the book. What I mean is that, even though I knew some major things, I still enjoyed the book! Yes, it was that good!

Actually, just read my review, which I posted on Goodreads when I read it last summer:

This is an incredibly terrifying book! Toxic and stunning. It has all the qualities that a psychological thriller should have: it messes with our mind in an extremely mind-blowing way!

Gillian Flynn is a very intelligent author: all well planned, not only the plot, but also the construction of the characters. Everything was done in such a meticulous way. Congratulations on writing such a briliant book, Gillian Flynn!

Gone Girl was an explosive, surprising reading, with stunning twists, credible and remarkably real characters and a well-structured plot and fascinating, making us think, making us to ask the question: Do we really know the ones we love?

There are probaly other books that I have read and are out of my comfort zone, but if I don’t even remember them it’s because they were bad, and that’s not the point of this week’s theme.


That’s it for today, bookish people! Let me know if you have read Gone Girl and, if so, if you have enjoyed it!

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday- Please, don’t stop the music!!!

Oh, well, I really wanted to post this with this title ahahahah.

Here’s a little introduction about the meme, which was created by The Broke and the Bookish:

“Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.”
Those paragraphs were taken from The Broke and the Bookish. For more information, here’s the post.
I didn’t post this in the right day because I got home late and I had had classes all day, so… Anyway, this week’s theme is:  “music & books. We previously did books we’d give theme songs toso feel free to do that! Or 10 songs I wish that were books (check out my love songs I wish were booksfor an example of what I mean) — Thanks to the couple people who suggested making this one an official topic. I don’t know why I hadn’t…I think I thought my post WAS for TTT in my head when I thought back to it”.
So, I decided to do post 5 songs that could be AMAZING themes for certain books (I haven’t read some of them, but according to what I’ve heard about them, I will do this anyway)  and 5 songs that I wish were books.
First, let’s talk about 5 songs that could be themes for books:
  1. “Human” (Christina Perri) could be a nice them for Cinder, the first book of The Lunar Chronicles series, by Marissa Meyer. I haven’t read it yet, but Cinder, the main character, is a cyborg and I think that the lyrics of “Human” might describe what Cinder feels about being different.

    “But I’m only human
    And I bleed when I fall down
    I’m only human
    And I crash and I break down
    Your words in my head, knives in my heart
    You build me up and then I fall apart
    ‘Cause I’m only human”


     

  2. Alive (Sia) was written for Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games trilogy) , for sure! Like, seriously, if you haven’t listened to it yet, listen and check the lyrics! Damn, I love you, Sia!

    THIS: “I had a one way ticket to a place where all the demons go
    Where the wind don’t change
    And nothing in the ground can ever grow
    No hope, just lies
    And you’re taught to cry into your pillow
    But I survived”

    IT REALLY SOUNDS LIKE SIA IS DESCRIBING THE FIRST THG BOOK! HOLY CRAP!


     

  3. “Unconditionally” (Katy Perry): I think this song is perfect for A Court of Thorns and Roses, by Sarah J. Maas. It’s like it was Feyre who wrote this! It totally describes her feelings for Tamlin!! **

    “Unconditional, unconditionally
    I will love you unconditionally
    There is no fear now
    Let go and just be free
    I will love you unconditionally”


  4. “Kiss Me” (Ed Sheeran): OMG, THIS SONG IS DEFINITELY PERFECT TO DESCRIBE WHAT DEAN HOLDER FEESL ABOUT THE WHOLE SKY’S SITUATION AND THER RELATIONSHIP! By the way, this characters are from Hopeless, by Colleen Hoover. Yes, if you haven’t read it yet, you should. THE. FEELS.

    “Settle down with me
    And I’ll be your safety
    You’ll be my lady”


  5. “When the Darkness Comes” (Colbie Caillat): I know, this song was in City of Bones-The Mortal Instruments soundtrack (I’m talking about the movie, of course), but I think it’s perfect for Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo. It kind of sounds like it was written by Alina (the main character) to show how she feels about the Darkling, but also how she feels about her new “identity”.

    “Underneath the echoes
    Buried in the shadows
    There you were

    Drawn into your mystery
    I was just beginning
    To see your ghost
    But you must know

    I’ll be here waiting
    Hoping, praying that
    This light will guide you home
    When you’re feeling lost I’ll leave my love
    Hidden in the sun
    For when the darkness comes”


Now, let’s talk about songs that could be books! The first choice is definitely my favorite!

  1. “Castle” (Halsey): HALSEY IS FREAKING BRILLIANT AND THIS SONG IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES EVER!!!!!! It has this fantasy vibe with hints of dystopian vibes as well! OMG, THIS SONG IS SO FREAKING AWESOME!

    “I’m headed straight for the castle
    They wanna make me their queen
    And there’s an old man sitting on the throne that’s saying that I probably shouldn’t be so mean
    I’m headed straight for the castle
    They’ve got the kingdom locked up
    And there’s an old man sitting on the throne that’s saying I should probably keep my pretty mouth shut”


  2. “Broken Glass” (Sia): Sia is one of my favorite singer/songwriters, too! SHE IS FABULOUS!! And this song???? OMG! I think it would be perfect as a New Adult book! **

    “I’m not discarding you like broken glass
    There are no winners when the die is cast
    There’s only tears when it’s the final chance
    So don’t give up, it’s just young lovers’ romance
    So don’t give up, it’s just young lovers’ romance”


  3. “Fight Song” (Rachel Platten): This song is so beautiful! It would definitely be perfect as a YA novel where the main character is kind of lost and is suffering, but then she/he finds the strength in themselves!

    “Like a small boat
    On the ocean
    Sending big waves
    Into motion
    Like how a single word
    Can make a heart open
    I might only have one match
    But I can make an explosion”


  4. “Control” (Halsey): ANOTHER HALSEY’S SONG BECAUSE SHE IS PERFECT AND THIS SONG IS SO BADASS! It would totally be amazing as a Fantasy/Dystopian novel written in the villain’s POV! HOW COOOL WOULD THAT BE????

    “I’m bigger than my body
    I’m colder than this home
    I’m meaner than my demons
    I’m bigger than these bones”


  5. “A Drop in the Ocean” (Ron Pope): This song is so beautiful, too! I think it could be YA novel, where the main characters are star-crossed lovers or one of them didn’t appreciate the time he/she had with the other one! Sad, I know.

    “A drop in the ocean
    A change in the weather
    I was praying that you and me might end up together
    It’s like wishing for rain as I stand in the desert
    But I’m holding you closer than most ’cause you are my heaven”

 

 

I hope you liked this post! There’s another weekly meme coming! See you soon!

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday- Love is all you need!

 

Here’s a little introduction about the meme, which was created by The Broke and the Bookish:

“Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.”
Those paragraphs were taken from The Broke and the Bookish. For more information, here’s the post.

This week’s theme is: Valentine’s Day is next week…let’s do a Valentine’s Day themed freebie! Top Ten Books That Would Make Great Valentine’s Day Reads (or anti-Valentine’s day reads), Top Ten OTPs, Top 10 fictional crushes, top ten great love declarations in fiction, swoony quotes from books etc. Get creative!
So, I chose 3 OTPs and 7 fictional crushes because everyone has these in their lives. Right? Right!
Oh, by the way, HAPPY CARNIVAL!!!!!!!!
Here, in Portugal, we love to celebrate Carnival.
  1. Katniss + Peeta= Peeniss or Everlark (The Hunger Games trilogy).

    I LOVE THEM SO MUCH ONE OF MY FAVORITE OTPs! HELL YEAH!!!

    Seriously…. HOW CAN YOU SHIP GALENISS? 

     

     

  2. Ron + Hermione= Romione (Harry Potter series).

    Now that I’ve been rereading the Harry Potter series (in 2015, I read for the first time the 2nd and 4th books; I’m currently reading, for the first time, the 5th book, then I’m going to reread the 6th and, finally I’m going to read the 7th for the first time, too), I can see why there are so many people that love to see Ron and Hermione together! When they are arguing, it’s kind of adorable!

  3. Magnus freaking Bane + Alec Ligthwood= MALEC! (The Mortal Instruments series).

    I never thought that I would love to ship Malec as much as I ship now. I like Clace (Clary and Jace) and I want to see more of Sizzy (Simon and Isabelle), but MALEC! OMG, LET THAT SINK IN! THAT SHIP IS GOOD!
    One of the good things of Shadowhunters (yes, I have finally watched the first 4 episodes!) is Malec! That 4th episode… *dead*

    THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL! LET’S CRY TOGETHER!

     

 

Now, let’s talk about my fictional crushes!!! Yesssssss!

 

  1. Harry Potter (Harry Potter series).
    The funny thing is that he is like a male version of me! Green eyes, messy dark hair and sassy. But then, he ha so many amazing traits! J.K. Rowling once said: I see Harry as someone who is struggling to do the right thing, who is not without faults, who acts impetuously as you would expect someone of his age to act, but who is ultimately a very loyal person, and a very very courageous person. So, in as much as he has qualities that I admire most I would say he is a good role model. That doesn’t mean that he is saintly, but then frankly, who is? But I think you do see enough of Harry’s inner life, the workings of his mind in the books to know that he is ultimately human, struggling to do the right thing, which I think is admirable.J. K. Rowling on why Harry’s an excellent role model.”

    So, hell yeah, is one of my fictional crushes!

    This is me before an exam.

     

  2. Simon Lewis (The Mortal Instruments series.
    Once again, Simon is like a male version of me because I’m geeky and nerdy. Also, I love geeky and nerdy references, I’m the funny person in the group… I mean, we are soulmates.

    Alberto Rosende as Simon Lewis is also one of the good things in Shadowhunters. He really knows and understands Simon! Good job, Alberto!

     

  3. Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games trilogy).
    If I ship Katniss with Peeta, of course that means that I freaking love him! My cinnamon roll, too good for this world, too pure!
    Peeta is loyal, brave, kind, smart…. Oh, man, he really didn’t deserve those bad things that happen in Mockingjay! Thank God he had a nice life after all that sh*t!

    Josh Hutcherson was brilliant as Peeta! No one could have done better than him! DO YOU HEAR ME? NO ONE BUT JOSH! I LOVE YOU, JOSH! AND I LOVE YOU, PEETA!
  4. Rhysand (A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy- I guess it’s going to be a trilogy, right?).

    Guys…. Since I’ve read ACOTAR that I have been thinking about Rhys!!!! He’s so mysterious and I love mysteries. I know, he was kind of bad, but there’s something about himn that makes me think that he’s not bad at all and everything sh*tty thing he did was an acting! Do you agree with me? I mean… maybe he’s a really nice guy! I don’t know… The only thing I know is that he is definitely one of my favorite fictional crushes. Maybe it’s because I fancast Benedict Cumberbacth as Rhysand. C’mon, if there’s an ACOTAR movie one day, Benedict should be Rhys! HELL YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

    Anyway, I need A Court of Mist and Fury. I NEED ANSWERS!

    Holy crap *faints*

     

  5. Tamlin (A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy).
    If I love Rhysand, of course I love Tamlin as well. Yes, there were times he acted a little bit cold, but then we could see his true self. He is really a caring guy, kind and good.

    Tamlin- just sayin, his eyes were supposed to be green
    I found it on Pinterest and whoever posted this said that they know he has green eyes. Anyway, this looks amazing.

     

  6. The Darkling (The Grisha trilogy).

    I have only read Shadow and Bone, which is the 1st book of this trilogy, but damn… The Darkling… I mean, I know he’s kind of bad, but…. Ughhhh, I really do have something with mysterious guys that seem to be bad, right? Ops… The problem is that he is really a villain, right? I don’t know, I really want to read the other books.

    Damn, this fanart!!! **
  7. Dean Holder (Hopeless).

    I definitely want and need a Dean Holder in my life. Whenever I think about Hopeless or the companion book, Losing Hope, I just drool for him. He’s wonderful.

    Colton Haynes, you are perfect as Holder. Please, be him if someone decided to do a book-to-movie adaptation!

     

 

 

Ok, that’s it for today!!! Bye, bookish people!!!

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