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Book Traveling Thursdays- Love at first sight!

Hello, bookworms! How are you? I hope you are enjoying summer! For those who are facing winter, I hope you have enough blankets and hot chocolate!

A few days ago, I wrote a post about how difficult it was to choose the books I would like to order this month since my father wanted to buy me books because I had good grades in my first year as a college student. In that post, I had 3 options and, as many people chose, I decided to order option 2:

My dad ordered: Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) plus a very cheap edition of The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes= 14.9€

I ordered: Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) plus a very cheap edition of A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four (even though they are two different stories, this edition has these stories in one single book) plus another very cheap edition of The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Valley of Fear (once again, two stories in one book)= 15.3€

I really can’t wait to get all these books!

Now, let’s talk about a book that has a beautiful cover because it’s Book Travelling Thursdays time!



Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme that was created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. All you have to do is to post covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group. You have to post the original cover, the one that exists in your country, and finally your favorite covers and least favorite ones.

The theme for this week is: Book with an Eye Candy Cover. Choose a book that you read/bought because of the cover.

There are some books that I bought because I loved the covers, but there’s one in particular that totally took my breat awayyyyyy. Joking, but it’s such a BEAUTIFUL COVER!!!!!

By the way, I am talking about The Winner’s Curse, by Marie Rutkoski. I haven’t read it yet, but I hope I read it in August, even thought I’m not sure yet what I am going to read this month because I have been on a reading slump. I actually haven’t finished the 2 last books of June…. Ughhhhhh, get out of here, reading slump!


Original cover:

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)
US edition. I actually own the UK edition since I order lots of books on Book Depository.

Cover from your country (Portugal): This book is coming out this month! I found out about this a couple of days ago and I was so happy when I saw the cover because it kind of looks like the UK edition, which is so PRETTY! I am glad that they didn’t, like, try to do a new cover. It wouldn’t work well, honestly.

For my Portuguese readers, the Portuguese edition is coming out on July 18th.

 

A Maldição do Vencedor (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)


Favorite covers: Even though I love the US edition, I think I love UK edition even more. Maybe it’s because of the background, I don’t know.

 

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)

 

The Portuguese cover is now one of my favorites as well.


Least favorite cover: I don’t hate this cover. Actually, I love it! However, I really prefer the original covers because they have this girly and badass vibes at the same time, which is cool because it shows that being feminine and being badass can coexist. Now, about this alternative cover, you just see the usual YA Fantasy cover that has a girl as the main character.

But, as I said, it’s still a beautiful cover!

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)


What about you? What book(s) did you buy/read because you simply loved its (their) cover(s)?

Bookworm stuff · Sem categoria

Help me because I want to order books, but I don’t know what to choose!

Hello, bookworms! Happy Sunday!

I actually need your help. I mean, I hope you have these books, so that you can help me choose which ones should I order. Ok, let me explain my situation.

I asked my father if he could order me books because I had amazing grades in college. This is something that happens since high school, but I still have to remember him to give me something. Of course that he said he would order some books and he has set a limit, like, he can only order 15€ (USD 16 something). I said it was a good limit and, therefore, in these past days, I have been searching for books to order. The problem is that I have so many options that I don’t even know which one I should choose. Also, I want to order other books, but I will be the one to pay those. My limit is 17€ (USD 18.94).

Here are the options:

  1. My dad could order: Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse plus Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth= 15.78€

    I could order: Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian plus The Ocean at the End of the Lane= 16.72€

  2. My dad could order: Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) plus a very cheap edition of The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes= 14.9€

    I could order: Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) plus a very cheap edition of A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four (even though they are two different stories, this edition has these stories in one single book) plus another very cheap edition of The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Valley of Fear (once again, two stories in one book)= 15.3€

  3. My dad could order one of the previous options.I could order: A Study in Charlotte, by Britanny Cavallaro plus a very cheap edition of A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four= 15.93€

I don’t think I’ll choose the first option because the Percy Jackson series isn’t a priority for now, even though I know they would be good summer reads.

My problem is between option 2 and option 3 because I have read great reviews about A Study in Charlotte, but then I read a sample and I think the writing is not for me because it seems too juvenile for me, I guess. However, maybe the writing gets better after the first 3, 4 chapters, so I don’t know what to do.  Have you read this book? I really hope you had because I need some help! I really don’t know what to do.

Then, I really would like to read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels because I love BBC Sherlock and I think I will love the books that are the inspiration of this awesome tv series! And I may have not read Cinder and Scarlet yet, but I think I’ll love them and maybe I should order the last two books of the Lunar Chronicles series!


Well, I hope you can help me solve this problem! See you soon!!!

Bookworm stuff · Sem categoria · Wrap Up

June Wrap Up

Helloooooo, bookworms! Happy Saturday!

This post is short because I really don’t have much to say.


Oficially, I only read one book, which was Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell. This books is wonderful and it is really good as a summer read! If you haven’t read my review, click here.

Then, I started reading The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson. It’s the first installment in a Fantasy series and I haven’t finished it yet, even though I LOVE Fantasy. While I was reading the first half of this book, I wasn’t really impressed by it. Then, I started the second part and it got BETTER! So, I don’t know the reason why I haven’t finished it yet. I actually blame myself, of course. I kind of spend too much time on social media. Ops. Then, it’s summer time here and I have plans with my family sometimes, so… No time to read when that happens! Anyway, I am truly enjoying it now!

I don’t like reading two books at the same time, but I actually started reading another book last week. Its title is A vida no campo (in English, something like: Life in the countryside) and it was written by a Portuguese author. The author came to my island last week to talk about his newest book, which is the one I started reading. Since I want to know more Portuguese authors, I went to the book launch and, of course, before that, I started reading his book, because I wouldn’t like to feel ignorant during the event. It’s a short book, but I haven’t finished it either because lately I have been busy with my family. I hope I finish it before Monday, tho.

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What about you? How many book did you read? Were they good?

Seriously, I hope you had a better reading month than me!

Book Haul · Bookworm stuff · Sem categoria

June Book Haul + Signed books

I told you I would write another post! This time, I’m going to show you the books I got this month. I can’t believe that June is gone. This means that also te first half of 2016 is gone. This is ridiculous! Time flies….

But well, let me tell you that I bought 2 books, my mom gave me 2 books and I finally got a good copy of A Court of Mist and Fury, by Sarah J. Maas, since the other copy arrived damaged.


So, let’s make a list about the books I got in June:

  1. A new copy of A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2), by Sarah J. Maas: I want to say thank you to Book Depository for replying my emails so quickly and for solving this problem. They let me keep the damaged copy, which I am going to give to my best friend, since she doesn’t mind that it’s damaged.
  2. My mother gave me two Lars Kepler’s novels. They are actually the 3rd and 4th in a series, but both were on sale, so I told my mom that this was a good opportunity for me to read thrillers. She bought The Fire Witness and The Sandman.
  3. The last 2 books I bought this month were written by a Portuguese author, Joel Neto. I found out that he would be in my island to talk about his new book, A vida no campo (in English, it’s something like: Life in the countryside), which is is kind of a personal journal. Then I decided that I should also buy his most successful book, Arquipélago (in English: Archipelago), so that I could get not only one, but two books signed by him! As far as I know, there are no English editions.

 

 

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In terms of getting new books, June was awesome! And it got even better when I went to the book launch session:

 

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In terms of reading… Well, let’s talk about that later!!!

What about you? Did you get many books? Did you get the books you wanted to buy?

 

Book Travelling Thursdays · Bookworm stuff · Sem categoria

Book Traveling Thursday: Fave read of 2016 (so far!)

Heyyyyy, bookworms! How are you? I hope you are all well! I have been feeling fantastic lately! My diet is actually working and I lost 1 kilo and 700 in one week thanks to healthy food only! For those who don’t use kilos, I lost 3 pounds and something.

This was also a good week because I went to a book launch session yesterday and it was really good! I got two books signed and I talked to the author. He was really nice and easy to talk to!

Yes, it was a nice week! Unfortunately, my reading slump is killing me…

Anyway, I should write a BTT post! I haven’t written one since June started! Ops!


Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme that was created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. All you have to do is to post covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group. You have to post the original cover, the one that exists in your country, and finally your favorite covers and least favorite ones.

The theme for this week is: We’re halway through 2016. Choose your favorite book of the year so far.

Ok, I haven’t read many books yet this year. I have only read 14 books so far … College wouldn’t let me read whatever I wanted to read and, right now, even at home, I’m facing a terrible reading slump. But… I LVOED A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES SO MUCH! SARAH J. MAAS IS AMAZING!


Original cover and Favorite cover:

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)


Least favorite cover: It’s not ugly and I am not saying that I hate it because, after all, I love the colors and the roses, but still… It’s too simpe compared to the original one.

Corte de Espinhos e Rosas (Corte de Espinhos e Rosas, #1)


Of course that ACOTAR is translated in many other countries, but they all kept the original covers. Some publisher changed certain details, like the colors, but they aren’t relevant.

Another post is coming! See you soon!

Book Tags · Bookworm stuff · Sem categoria

The Diverse Books Tag

Here I am again, guys! This time, I bring you a bookish tag!

I was tagged by Cristina @MyTinyObsessions to answer the Diverse Books Tag! Thank you, Cristina!

I kind of have a problem with this tag: I haven’t read many diverse books yet. If there are diverse books in Portugal, they aren’t really well known, I guess. Also, when I can order books, I order Sci-Fi or Fantasy novels, and not all of them are really diverse. Therefore, most of my answers are books that I would like to read!


A book starring a lesbian character

The Summer I Wasn't Me
Oh, we are starting well… I don’t think I have one… But after some research, I found a very interesting book: The Summer I Wasn’t Me, by Jessica Verdi.
This book has some mixed reviews and it has 3.85 stars on Goodreads. However, I think I would like to read it because it’s about something that, unfortunately, exists nowadays in our society: camps for LGBT people where they learn how not to be who they are. I mean, what the hell? Being a LGBT person is not a flaw, it’s not a mistake. LGBT people are people. That’s it. So, yes, I think this books seems interesting. This is a very important issue.

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A book with a muslim protagonist

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
I definitely want to read I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. Since this is a non-fiction book, we can’t really say protagonsit. Anyway, I really want to learn more about Malala. All I know about her is what I watched on news channels. Since I admire what she has done so far and what she is still doing, I really want to read this book.

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A book set in Latin America

The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
Oh, here’s a book I have read! The Old Man Who Read Love Stories is set “In a remote river town deep in the Ecuadoran jungle”. I only gave it 3 out of 5 stars. Here in Portugal, Luís Sepúlveda is a very well known author, so when one of my college teachers said that we had to read this book for class, I was glad I finally had the opportunity to really read one of his books. But I didn’t love it, and I didn’t hate it either. It was just okay.

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A book about a person with a disability

All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, has a blind character. I haven’t read it yet, but I think it’s going to be on my July TBR list. It was a birthday gift from one of my friends and the funny thing is that I almost bought it before my birthday! I’m glad I didn’t.
This novel has som many good reviews and I can’t wait to read it.

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A science-fiction or fantasy book with a POC (Person of Color) protagonist

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)
I chose a Fantasy book I haven’t read yet, but I hope I get the book soon: An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir. This book has many POC characters, I think. It has many positive reviews and there is already a Portuguese edition! Yayyy! But I want to read it in English.
I have mentioned here that, last summer, I asked my aunt from Canada to send me some books, and An Ember in the Ashes is one of them. The problem is that it’s summer again, which means it has been one year since I said that to my aunt and she hasn’t sent me the books yet… I really have to talk to her about that.

 

 

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A book written by an indigenous or native author

Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience
I never thought of reading books written by indigenous authors! It just never crossed my mind. But I did some research for this tag and I found Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, by Monique Gray Smith. The author is a “mixed-heritage woman of Cree, Lakota and Scottish ancestry”. Tilly is “loosely based on author Monique Gray Smith’s own life, this revealing, important work of creative non-fiction tells the story of a young Indigenous woman coming of age in Canada in the 1980s. With compassion, insight and humour, Gray Smith illuminates the 20th-century history of Canada’s First Peoples—forced displacement, residen­tial schools, tuberculosis hospitals, the Sixties Scoop. In a spirit of hope, this unique story captures the irrepressible resilience of Tilly, and of Indigenous peoples everywhere”.
Well, it sounds like an interesting book!

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A book set in South Asia

The Kite Runner
According to Goodreads, “South Asian countries include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan. Some people also include Burma/Myanmar, Afghanistan, Iran and the Maldives as part of South Asia”. I do have a book for this categorie and it’s on my To Buy list: The Kite Runner, by Khaled Housseini.
I watched the movie in high school and it made me cry. Such a sad story, even though it has beautiful lessons about friendship. After I watched it, I promised to myself I would read that book one day. I should really order it. I could read it in Portuguese but, once again, now I want to read more books in English.

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A book with a biracial character

Eleanor & Park
Yay, another book I have already read! Park, from Eleanor and Park, is half Korean, half American boy.

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A book starring a transgender character or transgender issues

The Art of Being Normal
I’m going to steal Cristina’s asnwer because she chose a book that I really would like to read someday. The Art of Being Normal, by Lisa Williamson, has so many positive reviews and I never read about a transgender character. I have read book with gay characters, but never with transgender and I guess this is the kind of book everyone should read since there is so much ignorance about transgender people.

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I tag:

Catarina @catshelf

Dee @thebookishkhaleesi

Victoria @thepetitebookblogger

Mariana @fireheartbooks

Anna @mybookishdream

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I really enjoyed answering this book tag! Never be ashamed of who you are! See you soon!

 

Awards · Bookworm stuff · Sem categoria

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!

 

 

Bookworm stuff · Sem categoria · WWW Wednesdays

WWW- Wednesdays: 22nd June

Hello, bookworms! How are you?

I want to say thank you to everyone who wrote kind comments on my last post. Yesterday, I kind of talked about my body issues, which is something that I have never done before on internet. Those words really made me smile and I am so happy that there is still kindness in this mad world! Thank you for you encouraging words on my new diet! Tomorrow I will have my first appointment, my first step towards a hard journey, but I am sure it’s going to be good for me. It’s time to do something for myself!

For those who are having a hard time because of their own bodies, you can do it! You can be happy! You can work hard to achieve whatever your goal is! And if you can’t do something at first, try again! Try harder! Fall! Get up! Smile!

Hugs for all of you!


Now, let’s move on!
Since I have been on a reading slump lately, my TBR for this month is not going well. I am still reading The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson, but I am loving it. And I have to change my June TBR because I want to read a book from an author that is coming to my island.

So, let’s do this weekly meme!

 


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This weekly meme is hosted by Sam@TakingOnAWorldOfWords

All you have to do is answer these questions with images of the books that are related to each question. The 3 Ws from the title stand for the following questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

 

What are you currently reading?

As I said, I am still reading The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson. The Portuguese
edition has 621 pages. I started reading it on June 1oth and I have only read 3334 pages! I don’t know what is going on with me! :c

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What did you recently finish reading?
Ahm, nothing…

What do you think you’ll read next?

I was planning on reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor. However, I decided to a meeting session with a Portuguese author, Joel Neto. He is Azorean, which means that, like me, he is from the Azores, a group of nine Portuguese islands. He isn’t from my island, tho.
Anyway, he will be here to present his new book, which is the one I’m going to read after The Final Empire.

The title is A vida no campo, which can be literally translated to Life in the Countryside.

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If you would like to know more about this book (even though there is no English edition of it, only in Portuguese), here’s a synopsis translated by me:

A man and a woman. A garden and a vegetable garden. Two dogs. After twenty years in the big city, Joel Neto settled in Dois Caminhos, in Terceira. Surrounded by a stunning landscape, the childhood memories and an array of simple neighbours , he found that, after all, life can even be quieter, cheaper and free. And, perhaps, more intelligent.


And that’s is for today!
What about you?

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

 

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Awards · Bookworm stuff · Sem categoria

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 (São 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*
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New Fantastic Beasts poster!

Heyyyyy, bookworms! I am sorry that I don’t write much, but when I take too much time reading one book, I don’t usually blog a lot because I have nothing to say. Also, I have been feeling a little bit lazy and I was in a reading slump last week. I blame animes for that, by the way hahahaha.

But I am here woth bookish news!


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them was written by J. K. Rowling to help Comic Relief, a British charity organization that uses humor to fight poverty.

In the magical world created by Rowling, the book is one of the Harry Potter’s textbooks and it was written by Newt Scamander, an expert in magical animals who studied at Hogwarts. He was a Hufflepuff, by the way!

In September 2015, it was announced that this book would be adapted for the big screen. The director is David Yates, who was also responsible for the last four Harry Potter movies. J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves wrote the script. Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Colin Farrell, Faith Wood-Blagrove and Jenn Murray are part of the main cast.

After they released pictures, a short video and an official trailer, they posted a new poster today on social media:

 

 

The movie will focus on the journey of Newt Scamander in New York in the 20s, after being expelled from Hogwarts. Scamander goes to the big American city with a suitcase full of fantastic monsters. However, when some of these monsters escape, he is forced to chase the exotic creatures, while avoiding the attention of No-Maj (the Americans who are not wizards; in the UK, the term that is used is Muggle, which is known by everyone who loves Harry Potter).

If you haven’t watched the trailer, here it is:


Damn, I’m so excited about this movie because I MISS THIS KIND OF MAGIC SO MUCH! IT HAS BEEN A WHILE SINCE WE HAD A MOVIE LIKE THIS, FOR GOD’S SAKE! I NEED MORE! WE ALL NEED MORE!

Are you excited about this movie?