Book Traveling Thursdays: A Book With a Blue Cover

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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 has originally a blue cover”. I’m going with Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway, which I finished recently and really really liked 😀 , and it definitly has a blue cover.


Original COver:

I like this original cover, and how it incorporates the fingerprints and the sea, both important to the story.

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

The book is not out in Portugal or Spain, so no covers yet.

FAVORITE COVER(s):

                  

I like  the original cover, for the reasons mentioned above. I also dig the cover from the Netherlands, because it has pretty huge elements on there, I look at it, and it reminds me of the story. Then there’s the German edition, and I love this one a lot. I like the font, the color, and the little people surfing there.

LEAST FAVORITE COVER(S):

                                         

I actually like the French and UK covers, but just not as much as the other ones.

WWW Wednesday: April 19th 2017

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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’m still reading Daisy and the Front Man by Rebekah L. Purdy and I should try to finish it already, right?


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This week I finished The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, All I Want by J. Daniels and Mixed Up by Emma Hart. The Raven Boys was definitly my favorite of the 3.


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After I’ll probably read The Hot Guy by Mel Campbell & Anthony MOrris, Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen and Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely.

Top Ten Tuesday: It has it? I want it!

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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:

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book (topic originally done back in 2013 as top ten words/topics that will make me instantly want to read a book) — so yeah basically any topic or theme or ANYTHING (ie if X person recommends it) that will make you instantly want to pick up a book. My list will likely be called Jamie-bait because there are soooo certain things you can say in a summary or a review that will just instantly draw me to it!

This should be an easy one…


1. Beautiful Covers

I’m a sucker for a gorgeous cover. I have to admit that I sometimes request books on netgalley without even reading the blurb…

2. Sports Romance

Is this news to anyone? Especially Hockey!

3. College Romance

Same as the above!!!

4. Geeky Things 

When a book mentions geeky things in the blurb, I want it.

5. All the ships

I’ll ship them all, so if a book has them, I want it.

6. Lay Lines

Incredibly, I’m digging this!!! Damn, I blame The Raven Boys for this.

7. Unique formats

Unique formats lige Illuminae really get me going.

8. Rom Coms

They’re usually so much fun, so I love them.

9. Book recommendations

When someone I trust recommends a book to me, I don’t even think twice.

10. Auto-buy authors

If one of my favorites is dropping a book, I’m gonna want to buy it.

Tiny Pleasures #11

Hey guys! So, this feature is one I haven’t done since November of 2015. Yeah, it has been a long long time. But I think I might just get back to do it, because I kind of miss it. The Weekly Small Pleasures is a weekly feature created by A New Life Wandering, and the goal is to show you some cool stuff that happened in the last week or so. This will also be a means to update you on what’s going on in my life at the moment, eheh.


1. I started working!

Well, sort of. LOL. So, as you guys know, I’ve been doing my PhD for the last few years, but my grant ended at the end of 2015, and even though I’m still writing my thesis, I needed to start working ASAP, because money is needed to actually eat and stuff. I obviously looked and applied for a lot of things in my area, but that didn’t pan out. I was called for something else though, and I have to say, I’m super excited about this. I’m currently on my third week of training, and I’m loving the subjects and the people, so I really hope ir all goes well.

2. Starbucks with Cátia

You guys probably know that me and Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much live pretty close by, as in, we’re both close enough to Lisbon. So, last week, we met for coffee again, for another afternoon of talking books, blogging and life, Starbucks and walking. 😀

3. Nephews + Easter

Because it’s Easter, I had all my nephews here, and look how huge they are! My oldest nephew is past the 1.8m, and my niece is now my height… *sigh*

4. The Raven Boys

I finally started reading The Raven Boys!!!

5. Movies

I actually went to the movies 3 times in the last week, but Demain Tout Commence is definitly a highlight for me.

6. My Hair changed color

I never dyed my hair before, but I did it today. You guys know the Colorista line from L’Oreal? I’d tried the turquoise the other day, but my hair is too dark, and even though the product tells you it will work on dark hair, it really doesn’t. I tried it, and to be honest, you had to hit it with the right angle of light to actually see some semblance of color. So I decided to try another product of theirs, the Colorista Effect balayage, to lighten some parts of my hair, and then apply the blue dye, and it worked! The lighting part was a bit uneven, but it definitly became lighter, and now my hair is bluish-green.


That’s what I’ve been up to lately, what about you?
Any small pleasures?

WWW Wednesday: April 12th 2017

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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 actually started 3 books in the last 24 hours: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, Daisy and the Front Man by Rebekah L. Purdy and All I Want by J. Daniels.


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This week I finished Dancing in the Rain by Kelly Jamieson, Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway and My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill.


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After I’ll probably read The Hot Guy by Mel Campbell & Anthony MOrris and European Tour by LV Lewis, both Netgalley ARCs.

Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Would Make Good Teen Movies

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Welcome back to Top 5 Wednesday! This meme was created by gingerreadslainey and is hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes and you can check out the  Goodreads group here. This week’s theme is Books That Would Make Good Video Games.

Since I’ve been in video game hell (in a good way) for the past year, this topic is timely. Remember, not all video games are action games! The Sims has proven that 🙂

So… I mostly read contemporaries and they’re not the best ones for this topic, so I’m going for Books That Would Make Good Teen Movies.