Book Traveling Thursdays: A Book That Will be a Classic (someday!)

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Hello, welcome back to another Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @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 “Choose a book that you think it should be a classic in a few years“. I’m using Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, which I haven’t read, but I think it will be a classic someday.


Original COver:

I’m not a fan of the original cover…. not at all!

COVER FROM MY COUNTRY (PORTUGAL) & COVER FROM THE COUNTRY I LIVE IN (SPAIN):

                                               

I have to say that I really like both covers :D, the portuguese and spanish editions are very different, but great, right?

Favorite COVER(s):

   

I love the British cover – the one I own, and then I really like the French and the Danish ones. Then I’m kind of in love with the Japanese edition.

LEAST FAVORITE COVER(s):

    

My least favorite ones are: Italian, Turkish, Russian, Norwegian and Romanian.

WWW Wednesday: September 21st 2016

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking On A World Of Words, where you have to answer these questions:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


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I started Second Chances by Mónica B. Wagner today. I read the first one awhile back, and I have to admit that I remember very little of it.


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This week I read Stroked Long by Meghan Quinn, which I absolutely loved and The Debt by Karina Halle, which was very different from the other book of hers that I read, Smut.


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Next I have no clue… maybe When In Rome…Find Yourself by Lena Mae Hill, or The Year We Hid Away (The Ivy Years #2) by Sarina Bowen.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Audiobooks I Would Like to Listen to

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

All About Audio freebie —  aka top ten audiobooks you should listen to, 10 books I want to listen to on audio,10 bands you should check out, 10 podcasts you should be listening to, 10 of my all time favorite albums, 10 songs I love, really whatever you can come up with.

I’m doing 10 books I would love to listen to, instead of reading :D, books I’ve been interested in a while, and that might have some great narration.


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Musical Mondays: Meu Amor de Longe by Raquel Tavares

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I’ve been so obsessed with this song! It took me a long time to find it, but since I did, I can’t stop listening to it. It is a portuguese song, an upbeat kind of Fado, but I love it.

No Largo da Graça já nasceu o dia
Ouço um passarinho, vou roubar-lhe a melodia
Meu amor de longe ligou
Abençoada alegria 

Junto ao miradouro, pombos e estrangeiros
Vão a cirandar como fazem o dia inteiro
Meu amor de longe já vem
Pôs carta no correio

Barcos e gaivotas do Tejo
Vejam o que eu vejo, é o sol que vai brilhar
Meu amor de longe está
Prestes a chegar

Talhado para mim
Mal o conheci, eu achei-o desse modo
Logo pude perceber o fado que ia ter
Por ver nele o fado todo
Chega de tragédias e desgraças
Tudo a tempo passa, não há nada a perder
Meu amor de longe voltou
Só para me ver

Fiz um rol de planos para recebê-lo
Fui pintar as unhas, pôr tranças no cabelo
Meu amor de longe há-de vir
Beijar-me no castelo

Eu a procurá-lo, ele a vir afoito
Carro dos Prazeres, número 28
Meu amor de longe saltou
Iluminou a noite

Vamos celebrar ao Bairro Alto
Madrugada, baile no Cais do Sodré
Meu amor de longe sabe bem
Como é que é

Talhado para mim
Mal o conheci, eu achei-o desse modo
Logo pude perceber o fado que ia ter
Por ver nele o fado todo
Chega de tragédias e desgraças
Tudo a tempo passa, não há nada a perder
Meu amor de longe voltou
Só para me ver

Movie of the Week: Bridget Jones’s Baby

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Hey people! How are you?! Cool? I had a blast last night, when I went to the movies to watch Bridget Jones’s Baby, which was totally unexpected! I have to admit that I was very sceptic about this movie, and I was not planning to go see it, but then my sister wanted and needed a fun comedy to watch, and we ended up going last night, and oh boy, it was funny as hell. I will risk saying that it was the FUNNIEST of the 3 Bridget Jones‘s  movies.

To start, I was worried about how they would spin the story so that Bridget was not with Mark anymore and how they would explain that, but they did explain it, it made sense and it was sad as hell, but understandable nonetheless.

The actually dilemma of the movie was also well done and the humour in the plot was off the charts. I loved the interactions of the characters and how, even though a lot of time has passed, they are still very much the same old characters we know.

I’m gonna say it again: I loved the humour! This was the type of hilarious that had me twisting my legs and cursing the water I had just drank. THAT FUNNY!

I have to admit that I was rooting for Mark since before I saw the movie, because the story wouldn’t make sense to me otherwise, but I have to admit that I did like Jack, and I was super happy with the resolution of the movie.

I was initially a bit on the fence also about the age of the cast. Nothing wrong with these actors or their ages, don’t get me wrong. But I do think they’re a bit over the age for romantic comedies… sorry. But I have to say: IT WORKEDRenée Zellweger looks good in the movie, and she looks normal, which is a great thing. I love Colin Firth, so I can’t say a bad thing about him to be honest. And Patrick Dempsey is very much still Dr. McDreamy, right? Emma Thompson as Dr. Rawlings is a scene stealer though, she’s spectacular! Sarah Solemani is another show stealer, she’s amazing  :D.

To wrap this up, this movie is so funny and well done and I have to recommend it.

GO WATCH IT NOW :D!

The Netgalley Book Tag

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Hey guys! I haven’t done a book tag in a long while, and I thought this one was a perfect one for today. Ari @The Daydream Bookworm tagged me for The NetGalley Book Tag that was created by Kourtni @Kourtni Reads, THANK YOU ARI! So, let’s do this one.

Rules:

  • Link back to the tag’s creator (Kourtni Reads)
  • Thank and link back to the person who tagged you
  • Answer the questions the best you can. If you don’t use NetGalley, you can substitute other sites or places where you get books!
  • Tag a few people to do this too.

AUTO-APPROVED: Who’s one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they’re about?

SO.MANY! Ok, so Rainbow Rowell, Elle Kennedy, Kelly Siskind, Cassandra Clare, Sarah J. Maas, Sarina Bowen, Meghan Quinn, Alice Clayton, …


REQUEST: What makes you want to request a book that you see on NetGalley?

Let’s be honest here, I have little self control on netgalley! The first thing that draws me into a book is if it’s under the “New Adult” genre. Then I look at the cover. Then I glimpse the blurb, then Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much usually checks if it already had goodreads’ reviews, and if they’re ok, I click the request button. I’m not picky if the book in question is NA and/or contemporary romance.


FEEDBACK RATIO: Do you review every book you read? If not, how do you decide what books to review?

I try to review everything I read, especially because most books I read are actually review copies, so I NEED to review those, am I right?


BADGES: If you could create your own badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?

I’m with Cátia on this one, and steal the “New Adult Advocate” badge. It’s just me as well! Wonder why, right? 😛


WISH FOR IT: What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?

Are we supposed to keep it to our Netgalley requests? Hmmmmm, that’s hard! I’m dying to read The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch, My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill, All The Ways You Saved Me by Jamie Howard and Did I Mention I Miss You? by Estelle Maskame.

      

2016 NETGALLEY CHALLENGE: What was the last book that you received as an ARC that you reviewed? If you’ve never received an ARC, what’s the last book you reviewed?

The last ARC I reviewed was The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day, which was a huge letdown, unfortunately :(. You can check my review here.


I Tag:

YOU!!!! Everyone! Do it, please :D.

The Possibility of Somewhere (Julia Day)

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Together is somewhere they long to be. 

Ash Gupta has a life full of possibility. His senior year is going exactly as he’s always wanted — he’s admired by his peers, enjoying his classes and getting the kind of grades that his wealthy, immigrant parents expect. There’s only one obstacle in Ash’s path: Eden Moore — the senior most likely to become class valedictorian. How could this unpopular, sharp-tongued girl from the wrong side of the tracks stand in his way?

All Eden’s ever wanted was a way out. Her perfect GPA should be enough to guarantee her a free ride to college — and an exit from her trailer-park existence for good. The last thing she needs is a bitter rivalry with Ash, who wants a prized scholarship for his own selfish reasons. Or so she thinks… When Eden ends up working with Ash on a class project, she discovers that the two have more in common than either of them could have imagined. They’re both in pursuit of a dream — one that feels within reach thanks to their new connection. But what does the future hold for two passionate souls from totally different worlds?


You guys shouldn’t be surprised by now, but I read this book as a buddy read with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much, check her review of this book in the next few days.

I honestly don’t know what’s going on with me – or the books I’m reading – but I’ve been having loads of problems on my reads.

I’m gonna do this a little bit differently, and tell you guys what I liked and didn’t like about this book, ok?

So, I loved the kids! There are several kids around this story and they’re all pretty awesome. I loved them all, and the inclusion of a child in the autism spectrum. Kudos for that!

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Another thing that I liked was the relationship between Eden, the female MC, and Marnie, her step-mom. I think it’s quite frequent for stepmom’s in books to be a bit misrepresented, being mostly distant from their step-sons/daughters, so I really liked that in this case Eden is closer to Marnie than her own blood parents. Their relationship is great (for the most part).

I liked that this was an interracial relationship, though I don’t think it was well done or well achieved, and that was a real shame.

Now… onto what I didn’t like…

I wasn’t a huge fan of the characters, I found huge faults in all of them, and that could have made them more human, but no, it was ridiculous and it just pissed me off. Eden was the best character for me, but Ash? I wanted to kick him most of the time! The way he treats Eden sometimes? NOT COOL!

The relationships. They weren’t good! Ash and Eden start being a couple out of nowhere, they go from barely talking enemies, to frienemies, to making out behind everyone’s backs…. I couldn’t see the sense in it. I didn’t feel the chemistry at all, and the romance didn’t convince me for even one moment. Then I also had an issue with the other relationships in this book. Eden and Mundy’s friendship develops way too fast, and even though I liked Eden and Marnie, I still hated what Marnie did at one point. Eden’t dad is not even worth mentioning.

I didn’t like the issues! I understand that racism is a problem, of course I do, I wasn’t born yesterday, but it was dealt here, it wasn’t good. And the “resolution”? What the hell?

At one point, there’s the implication that the only reason Eden received something, was because Ash kind of forfeited it, and I also disliked that a lot.

Unfortunately this book just didn’t do it for me, and I had a lot of issues with it. The only reason it gets a 2.5 from me, was because of the themes and their importance. This could have been an interest book, the plot had potential, but it just didn’t manage to be good.

Book Traveling Thursdays: A Book That Gives Me Warm Feelings

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Hello, welcome back to another Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @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 “Fall is just around the corner! Choose a book that brings you warm feelings“. This week I’m going with Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3) by Stephanie Perkins, because I loved this book, and it definitly gave me all the warm and fuzzy feelings.


Original and Favorite COver:

I love that this book was already published with this gorgeous cover!

COVER FROM MY COUNTRY (PORTUGAL) & COVER FROM THE COUNTRY I LIVE IN (SPAIN):

This book is not out in Portugal, but it is in Spain. I’m not crazy about this cover, but I’ve seen so much worst.

LEAST FAVORITE COVER(s):

                  

I really don’t like the Romanian, German and Spanish editions. Do I need to explain myself?

WWW Wednesday: September 14th 2016

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I know it’s not wednesday anymore, but let’s pretend it is, because I didn’t have the time to post this yesterday, ok? WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking On A World Of Words, where you have to answer these questions:

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


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I still haven’t started it, but I’m about to start Stroked Long by Meghan Quinn, because I’m pretty sure I need to review it next week.


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I recently finished The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts, Play by Piper Lawson and last night I finished The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day, which left me kind of mad.


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Next I have no clue… maybe When In Rome…Find Yourself by Lena Mae Hill, or The Year We Hid Away (The Ivy Years #2) by Sarina Bowen or The Debt by Karina Halle.