The Harry Potter 30 Days Challenge #21

Welcome back for the 21st day of The Harry Potter 30 Days Challenge! As you know by now, Leannaatc @Short Story Long had this idea of a month full of Harry Potter and you can find the prompt for each day here here.

the hp 30 days challenge

– Day 21: Pick one character to bring back from the dead –

Who would I bring back from the dead… Fred Weasley! There were a lot of unfortunate deaths, and my first instinct would be to say Tonks, but I don’t think she would be ok without Lupin. And Fred, poor Fred, was way too young!

– Day 1: Favorite Book? – 

– Day 2: Favorite Movie? –

– Day 3: Is there anything in the film adaptations that annoyed you? – 

– Day 4: Who’s your least favourite female character and why? – 

– Day 5: Who is your favourite male character and why? –

– Day 6: Which house would you want to be in? –

– Day 7: Who’s your favourite female character and why? – 

– Day 8: What’s your favourite lesson from the series? – 

– Day 9: Who’s your least favourite male character and why? – 

– Day 10: Horcruxes or Hallows? – 

– Day 11: Which character would you say you are most like? – 

– Day 12: Favourite ship? –

– Day 13: Least favourite movie? – 

– Day 14: Team Voldemort or Team Harry? –

– Day 15: Pick three characters to be your best friends at Hogwarts? –

– Day 16: Expecto Patronum! What form does your Patronus take and why? –

– Day 17: Favourite Harry Potter Fan adaptation?

– Day 18: Least favourite book? –

– Day 19: Do you prefer the books or films? –

– Day 20: If you got to meet one member of the cast, who would it be? –

Book Traveling Thursdays: Oh no! Summer is almost over!

Hello, welcome back for the 3rd week ok Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Catia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. The goal is to share the covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group, indicating the original cover, the one of your country, your favorite and least favorite.

This week’s theme is “Oh no! Summer is almost over! Choose one of your favorite summer reads“. This was a huge problem for me, why?! Well, this summer I mostly read newly released fantasy books which covers are not very diverse or eARCS, which only have the one cover for now… So I’m going with An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.

Original Over:

This is the cover I own, look how pretty it is… US hardcover, released back in April.



Well, don’t get all excited, the first cover is not from Portugal, but it’s actually from Brazil – yeah, we still don’t have it either. But here in Spain, the book is coming out in September I guess, so there’s that. They’re are just like the original, so bonus points for not ruining a perfect gorgeous cover.


I love the original US cover, but I’m IN LOVE with the UK cover. It’s so pretty!!! I like it because it’s simpler than the US version, and I’m a sucker for black covers with gold…


This is the Bulgarian cover… I hate it. Seriously, why would they not use one of the 2 gorgeous designs that already existed? I don’t get it…

Bout of Books 14: 4 Seasons Book Covers

Hiii! It’s day 4 of the Bout of Books read-a-thon and I’m super happy with my progress! So, I finished my first book and review it here on the blog, and yesterday morning I started my second book of my read-a-thon TBR, which is The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh, and I’m already 230 pages in, I didn’t want to stop reading last night, but my eyes betrayed me and I just had to stop =( – this book is incredible!!!!


But without further ado, today’s challenge is hosted by Kimberly Faye Reads and is the 4 Seasons Book Covers Challenge. “For this challenge, you need to convey the four seasons in book covers – through color, title, cover, etc. You can be literal or take a more creative approach. Anything goes! Just show me four seasons in book covers.”

Given that most of my books are in Portugal anyway, I decided to use covers from my childhood for this challenge. So, I chose 4 books by Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, who writes children’s books and poetry, and whose books we portuguese children always read in primary school. They still read them, my youngest niece already has some. And they are gorgeous and amazing stories (that unfortunately I don’t remember), and the covers always reminded me of the 4 seasons somehow.


So, what do you think of these covers? 🙂

The Encouraging Thunder Award

Hello people, welcome to another post of Blog Awards (August Edition)! Kat @Life and Other Disasters nominated me for this cool and new award, the Encouraging Thunder Award!!! 😀 😀 I’m super happy! Thank you so much Kat! We begun blogging more or less at the same time, and she’s the first person I ever connected with in this WWW in terms of shared interests and tastes, whether in books, TV shows or Movies, and she always recommends me the best stuff! So people, go check out her blog ;-).


How it goes down:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post the Encouraging Thunder logo. (below!)
  3. Mention your purpose in blogging.
  4. Nominate others for the award.

My Purpose for Blogging

I have mentioned before in other award why I started blogging, it had to do about my need to express myself in all the areas that I wanted to fangirl about, but had no one in real life to fangirl to. That’s is still very much why I keep doing it day to day, of course, but also I now like to know what everyone else is thinking about my opinions, likes and dislikes (guess is not so different from you Kat!). I like to fangirl about ship with other bloggers, or discuss plot points, and my opinions sometimes even change through this balanced discussion of ideas.

I also like to share informative stuff. Whenever I find a cool thing that I think some of my followers might enjoy, that keeps me going too.


I also feel like blogging has opened my world a bit (even if it makes me spend a little more time in front of a screen!). But I learn about other people, cultural habits, the differences from my experience to anyone else’s, I find new books to read, movies to see and TV shows to gush over.

So, my purpose?! All in all, I blog because it makes me happy and completes me in some weird and wonderful way. The purpose is to do what brings me joy :).

The Nominees