Real Neat Blog Award #2

Welcome back to another blog award post (August Edition) – I really want to get through these posts during this month, while I still have free reign at work 😉 . This time I have to thank to two amazing bloggers: Nicole @NymphadoraWinterfell and Anjie @Love Thy Shelf, thank you so much for nominating me girls 😀 !!! This is my second Real Neat Blog Award, you can check out the first one HERE.

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Real Neat Blog AwardTHE RULES:

1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.
2. Answer the 7 questions the nomination has provided.
3. Nominate 7 other bloggers.
4. Create 7 questions for your nominees.


Nicole’s questions

1. What book would you recommend for others?

It really depends on who the others are, for instance, to my best friend, I would recommend something like The Perfect Match by Katie Fforde. Even though I didn’t like the book that much (review here), I know that this is right up her alley.

I could for the life of me recommend her the greatness that is The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, Fangirl, Throne of Glass, etc…, but she wouldn’t like it (I doubt that she would even try it).

2. What made you start blogging?

I’ll redirect that question to here. There’s the story.

3. Do you have an inspirational person that has inspired you? Who?

Not really… I really look up to my older brother, but I wouldn’t say that he inspired me. There are people I look up to work-wise, but they’re not really inspirational either…

4. If you were to eat the same thing for a month, what would you eat?

Hmmmmm, full mediterranean salad (with feta or fresh mozzarella cheese). Is this weird?

5. Where do you purchase your books from?

Two main places: Amazon.es and Come In, a specialized English Bookstore in Barcelona.

6. Apart from books, do you have other interests and what are they?

SO MANY!!! I love TV Shows, Movies, I love to cook, bake, knit, sew… honestly, I would have been a damn good old-style housewives, as long as I didn’t have to clean or actually have children.

7. What is your all time favourite tv show?

This is a hard one. TV Shows preferences varyie highly on a lot of things. Sherlock, Doctor Who, Gilmore Girls, Charmed, Marvel’s Daredevil, …, are amongst my favorites ever. But the one thing that I was obsessed through many years and that I still watch and makes me feel at home, is Sailor Moon. Yeah, I know that’s an anime, but either way it’s awesome and I’m picking it.


Anjie’s Questions

1. What was your favorite read in July?

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

2. Which book release are you anticipating the most?

Is this a Sarah J. Maas directed question? That would have to be Queen of Shadows!!

3. Other than reading, what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Answer above!

4. What’s your favorite TV show?

Answer above as well 😉 !

5. Which book character do you relate to the most?

Something between Cath from Fangirl and Lincoln from Attachments. That’s why I fell that Rainbow Rowell really gets me 😛 !

6. Pick your book boyfriend … just one! (No cheating like having a fantasy boyfriend and a contemporary boyfriend haha)

Just one? Wow, you’re mean! So it would have to be Jem Carstairs. I don’t even have a good explanation for it other than “he’s awesome”. It’s not the music or anything, it’s just that he’s so sweet and passionate and kind and gorgeous and …let’s not even mention that he can rip apart a corset with his bare hands… (After the Bridge made me see him in a whole new light).

7. Are you currently crushing on anyone (not a book character)? Tell me about them. (Sorry I’m in a lovey-dovey mood!)

Like real life people in my real life? Not actors or anything?

Gosh, this is sad… but no! Wow, I haven’t had a crush in ages, I think the last time I had a real crush on a man (that was in my life) was 5 years ago.

Jesus, that’s depressing! And it’s not because of high standards or anything, it just hasn’t happened in a while. 😦 WOW, now I’m a bit depressed! There are no crushable men in my life!


Nominations:

You know the drill, feel free to ignore if you’ve already done it or if you simply are not in the mood… it’s totally fine 😀


My Questions:

I’m gonna recycle my question from the other time I did this award 😀

  1. Where would you rather spend a vacation? Beach? Mountain? City? Why?
  2. If you got stranded in a desert island, which 3 items would you like to have with you?
  3. What’s your biggest celebrity crush? Why?
  4. Coke or Pepsi? Or “what are you talking about, there’s no difference”?
  5. Favorite time of the year? Why?
  6. Name a music that reminds you of your childhood?
  7. You can only pick ONE book to read (forever), what would it be?

The Harry Potter 30 Days Challenge #27

Welcome back for the 27th 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.

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– Day 27: If you had to take a PIECE of your soul and place it in an inanimate object, which do you choose? –

Wow… this is a weird question…

First off, let me say, I wouldn’t do it. Like ever. No matter what. The whole idea of splitting your soul is horrifying to me, and not only because of the means to do it. So, I don’t think I’ll have a good answer for this one.

Technically it would have to be something important and hard to destroy, so naturally my first thought goes to a piece of jewelry. Maybe it has to do with my 2 favorite Voldemort’s Horcruxes: the ring and the locket. I guess that would be my answer, a locket – because the effect it had was pretty terrifying and cool.


– 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? –

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

– Day 22: Would you rather read only Harry Potter for the rest of your life, or never know it existed? –

– Day 23: Which scene (book or movie) made you cry the hardest 

– Day 24: Which scene did wish was filmed, but wasn’t –

– Day 25: Nineteen years later. Are you happy how it turned out, or do you wish something was different? –

– Day 26: If you could be able to work one spell without a wand what would it be? –

The Summer Book Tag

Hey, welcome back to another book tag! This time it’s the Summer Book Tag, and I was tagged by Ashley @Dreaming Through Literature (thank you so much). This is probably the last chance to do this one, given how the summer is ending and all, so let’s do this!

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  1. Lemonade: Pick a book that started off bitter but then got better

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. I wouldn’t say that it started off bitter exactly, it was more “ok, not really seeing what the big deal is”, but then… WOW!

  1. Golden Sun: Pick a book that made you smile beyond compare

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, this book had me smiling like crazy! Oh, and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, obviously!

  1. Tropical Flowers: Pick a book set in a different country

Almost every book ever is set in a different country from my own… but OK, I’ll go for the book I’m currently reading: Armada by Ernest Cline.

  1. Tree Shade: Pick a book where a mysterious or shady character is introduced

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. I know there’s a lot of love for Warner – really a lot, it’s scary – but I just finished the first book a couple of days ago, and so far Warner is crazy… he’s bonkers, and definitely shady.

  1. Beach Sand: Pick a book that was grainy and the plot barely developed

I honestly can’t think of one… even the books I haven’t liked it’s not that the plot didn’t developed…

  1. Green Grass: Pick a character(s) that was full of life, making you smile

Magnus Bane of The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Magnus just always makes me smile 🙂 ! Especially if he’s with Alec…

  1. Watermelon: Pick a book that had some juicy secrets

Hmmmm, I’m gonna be really repetitive here, but Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas it is! Chaol has secrets, Dorian has secrets, the King has secrets, Rowan, Aelin, Maeve, …, everyone has secrets in this book!

  1. Sun Hat: Pick a book with a vast, big universe/setting

Throne of Glass, I can’t wait to see more of it in Queen of Shadows.

  1. BBQ: Pick a book in which a character was portrayed as a hunk

Tamlin in ACOTAR, I mean, right?! Or Rowan from Heir of Fire. (I feel like I’m picking these 2 a lot lately)

  1. Summer Fun: Pass the tag on