Ringing in the New Year Book Tag

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Happy New Year!!! In the spirit of the new year of 2016, I’m doing the Ringing in the New Year Book Tag, and I was tagged by Jackie @fallinlovewiththesoundofwords. Thank you Jackie!

The Rules:

  1. Link to the original post (Bookmark Chronicles )
  2. Answer the questions below
  3. Tag 3-5 friends!

Best book/series that you’ve read in 2015 

My favorite series of 2015 was the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, it is just outstanding.

Authors that you’ve recently found and would like to read more of in the new year

I found a lot of amazing authors this year of 2015, considering that I read more in 2015 than I ever remember reading in my whole life, but one author that I definitely want to read more of is Colleen Hoover. I only read a novella by her, and I want to read a few of her books in 2016.

Most anticipated book turned movie?

fantastic-beasts-08Probably Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling. I’m super curious about this one, because there is not actually a book plot to follow, and everything will be brand new. 😀 And obviously, I trust Jo, she’s the best!

Name a character that you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight (if there is one)

Rowan Whitethorn!!! My answers are always between Rowan and Jem…

What’s on your TBR for 2016? (Top 5 will suffice if IT’S an extremely long list!)

This year of 2016 I really want to read:

  • The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern) – Kat and Cátia will be happy when I finally read this one 😛 ;
  • Little Women (Louisa May Alcott);
  • Shadow and Bone (Leigh Bardugo);
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here (Patrick Ness);
  • A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness);
  • Illuminae (Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff).

How many books do you hope to read in 2016?

I was just talking to Kat the other day about this. This past year, my original goal was something like 30 books, and I ended up with over 90. I have no idea how much free time I’ll have this coming year, but I’ll probably aim for 60 books or something like that. Or, I could go totally crazy and challenge myself to 100… what do you guys think?

Will you participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge (or any others)?

2016readingchallengeOBVIOUSLY!!!! I’ll do the Goodreads Reading Challenge and the Popsugar 2016’s Ultimate Reading Challenge :D.

Any New Year’s Resolutions? (bookish and otherwise)

I’ll redirect you to my Resolutions for 2016 post 😉 !


Once again, Happy New Year! I hope that 2016 will bring you everything you guys wish for. I will tag whoever wants to do this fun tag ;).

 

December Wrap-Up

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OMG, I can’t believe that 2015 is over! Where did this freaking year go? It went by way too fast, right?

My December TBR had a great amount of 9 books in there, and I ended up reading 18 books, though some were novellas or short stories. I didn’t manage to finish Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (though I started it), Winter by Marissa Meyer and Crystallum by Laney McMann, because it took me forever to finish a review book… =/

This month I read:

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And then I read a bundle with 8 books/novellas:

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Books Reviewed:

  1. Cress by Marissa Meyer
  2. Deal Breakers by Laura Lee
  3. Reasons To Love A Nerd Like Me by Becky Jerams
  4. Whatever it Takes by L.E. Bross
  5. More Than Exes by Elizabeth Briggs
  6. More Than Music  by Elizabeth Briggs
  7. This Song Is (Not) For You by Laura Nowlin
  8. Eight Naughty Nights by Eliza Madison
  9. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  10. The Girl’s Got Secrets by Linda Kage
  11. Banged: Rock Stars, Bad Boys & Dirty Deeds
  12. Distraction by Laura Clark

This will be my 60th post of the month of December, and also my 1000th overall post! YUUUUPPPIII!!! That’s huge, right?!

TOP TEN TUESDAY:

BOOK TRAVELING THURSDAYS:

AWARDS, TAGS AND CHALLENGES:

OTHER STUFF:


This was my December! I’ll be posting my January TBR in a day or two. For now, I’m 10 hours away from 2016, so I wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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2016 Resolutions Book Tag

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It’s the last day of the year, so time for a few resolutions! Trisha @The Bookgasm tagged me for this super original and fun bookish tag, the 2016 Resolutions Book Tag, and even though I’m not exactly a resolutions kind of person, I thought “why not?!“.

“4 topics only. Not a fan of multiple questions, sorry! No rules. Give whatever. No right or wrong. You’re your own boss!”


Bookish Resolutions

In 2016, I will…

1. Request less books from Netgalley. I’ve been overdoing it for a couple of months now, and it has to stop, or at least slow down, because my To Read for Review pile is ginormous.

2. Read more books from my shelf. I won’t impose myself a book-buying ban or anything of the sorts, but I do want to get through some books that I already own and that I didn’t get to this year.

3. Buy a second bookshelf and put away all my books. The trouble with living in 2 houses is that I have books everywhere, and each time I come home from Barcelona, I don’t have the space to put away the books I brought with me. This will be better once I get my second shelf.


Book Blogging Resolutions

In 2016, I will…

1. Keep posting at least 5 times a week, ideally every day. I like it! I like to have something to say every day, and if I keep reading at the pace of the last few months, this won’t be a problem.

2. Stop blog hopping while at work. This one is important. I need to stop with this bad habit.

3. Be more active in social media and make more blog friends 😀 !

4. Do some discussion posts. I only did one so far and I really liked it, and I want to keep doing them, maybe create a one a month kind of thing… I think that would work for me.


Career/ Academic Resolutions

In 2016, I will…

1. Finish my PhD! I know this one is a big point, but it is the main goal for 2016!

2. Find a job. With or without finishing my PhD, I need to get a job or paid position soon, because my grant ended this month and now I’m officially unemployed and just a student again, and that sucks.

3. Do a short stay in another lab, mainly to learn a couple of techniques that are important for my future job in my area (whatever it turns out to be).


Personal Resolutions

In 2016, I will…

1. Stop slacking on my Gym attendance…. seriously!

2. Get out of my comfort zone (I’m stealing this one from Kat).

3. Meet new people. I’m terrible at meeting new people, but I want to change my place of work, and it would be a good opportunity to be a little more sociable.


This is it, I’m done with my resolutions! Now, what about you? What are your resolutions for the coming year?

✨✨✨ Happy New Year!!!! ✨✨✨