Creative Blogger Award #4

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Hey guys! I haven’t done one of these blogging awards for awhile now, but it’s the perfect time somehow. Anna @My Bookish Dream and Mariana @Book is Glee tagged me for the Creative Blogger Award, so this will be my fourth time doing this one. Thank you guys!!! The facts will be tough, because I’ve told you guys so many things already…

The RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  2. Share 5 facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate some bloggers in return and notify them about their nomination.
  4. Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do.

1. I’m currently spending way too little time on my computer. Like way too little! And I kind of miss it.

2. I’m rereading Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy and I’m loving it as much as the first time I read it. My babies are awesome!

3. I’m literally watching Steve Jobs with Michael Fassbender right now, and wow, this book is weird and intense.

4. I like my solitude. I’ve been surrounded by people for a couple of weeks, and I’m in serious need of recharging, eheh.

5. I kind of miss my bed!

Sunshine Blogger Award

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Today I’m doing another Blog Award post. Oh yeah! I’ll be doing the Sunshine Blogger Award for the 4th (?!) time. A huge thank you to the lovely bloggers who nominated me for this: Sam @A Blast of Random, Yasaman @Following Muses, Shannon @Clockwork Bibliophile and Eve @Eve Messenger’s OtherWORDly Endeavors. THANK YOU!

Rules:

  1. Thank the people/person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions from your nominators.
  3. Nominate eleven other bloggers and give them eleven questions.

Sam @A Blast of Random asks:

1. Did you listen to the Hamilton soundtrack?

Yep, I did. When all the Hamilton craziness started.

2. If your answer to that question is Yes (or ‘OMG YES!’ preferably), which are your favourite songs (I know it’s impossible to choose just one), favourite character, favourite voice to listen to? Go on! Fangirl/ fanboy!! 

If your answer to that question is No, what exactly are you even doing with your life?! While that question started out rhetoric, now I’m curious. What’s happening? What’s new? What are you excited about in the short term? Tell me.

My answer was yes. But you know, I think it’s a soundtrack that, no matter how amazing, doesn’t work as well without the actual play, you know? I would love to see that though. But it will probably never happen 😦 .

3. Do you have any tattoos? Would you like any (more)? Describe them. If no, why not?

I do! I also have a photo, will that do? I wouldn’t mind having another one. The pain didn’t really bothered me that much.

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4. If you were a Greek God (or Goddess) what would you be the God of?

I always felt a good affinity with Athena, goddess of reason, intelligent activity, civilization, strength, strategy, crafts, justice, arts and literature, and Apollo, god of light, music, poetry, knowledge and the sun.

5. Why do you think cats can’t fly?

Hmmm, because they don’t have wings?!

6. Which F.R.I.E.N.D.S. character are you? (Take this Buzzfeed quiz and post a screenshot of your answer!)

I’ll just leave the image and ask… WTF?!

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Yasaman @Following Muses asks:

1. How did your reading habits change over time?

Well, in the last year or so, I went from reading mostly YA fantasy to reading mostly NA contemporary, and I have no regrets.

2. Do you like to listen to music while reading?

Nope. No, no, no. Can’t do it. Sounds distract me too much.

3. Are there any books that your whole family loves?

Hmmm, yeah… the Twilight series. And by “all”, I’m only counting the female portion of my family.

4. You have the opportunity to tell an author to write one more book in your favourite series and they have to do it. Which series do you choose?

I would probably go with Penryn and the End of Days series by Susan Ee, because I felt like there were still so much to tell. I wanted more from those characters.

5. Which book got you into your favourite genre?

I’m chosing the New Adult Contemporary genre, because I love love love it. It was probably Right Where You Are by L.E. Bross that first really got me into it. I love this series.

6. A book that you don’t plan on reading, but everyone has read?

I never ever plan to read Divergent by Veronica Roth. I really didn’t like the movies and I’m a bit over the whole dystopian genre.


Shannon @Clockwork Bibliophile and Eve @Eve Messenger’s OtherWORDly Endeavors asks:

1. Why is your favourite genre of books your favorite?

My favorite genre right now is contemporary, either New Adult or Young Adult. I think they’re mostly easier and lighter reads, because they don’t need all the world building. They also deal with more relatable characters and issues.

2. Have you ever felt connected to a character because they have experienced something you have?

You can see the answer above for this. And yes, obviously yes. The more you read, the more likely you’ll find something to identify with, right?

3. What is your favourite book-to-movie adaptation?

I thought that Me and Earl and the Dying Girl movie adaptation was way better than the book, so that!

4. What was the last book you read and did you enjoy it?

The last book I finished was Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover, and I loved it!

5. What’s your least favourite book that you’ve ever read?

My least favorite book that I’ve read this year was Lessons of the Heart by Jodie Larson. You can check the reasons why I didn’t like it here, on my review.

6. What’s the prettiest cover on your shelf?

SO MANY!!! I’m saying my The Mortal Instruments covers today, though. Look at them!

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Real Neat Blog Award #4

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Hey guys. I haven’t done a blog award in some time, but I thought I should. I was tagged by McKenzie @Bookish Things and Tea, Sara @Freadom Library, Cat @Bubblegum Yellow, Yasaman @Following Muses and Demmi @wordsandlyricss for my 4th Real Neat Blog Award, THANK YOU GUYS!

wpid-real-neat-blog-awardTHE RULES:

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

I won’t be nominating anyone, because this is my 4th time doing this award =).


McKenzie @Bookish Things and Tea

1. What’s your go to happy book?

I think most of the New Adult books I read would have the potential to make me happy, but I’ll say one of the last ones I read that made me smile like crazy, and that was Smut by Karina Halle.

2. Favorite candle scent?

I do love apple scents, so I’ll probably say that :).

3. Do you prefer paperbacks or hard covers? Why?

Hard-covers look prettier on the shelves, for sure, put I like paperbacks better. They’re easier to hold and lighter, and take less space.

4. If you could take a year off from everything without any repercussions, what would you do during that year?

If I had the money for it, I would travel non-stop. Maybe live a few months in my favorite cities, and then just travel.


Demmi @Words and Lyrics and Sara @Freadom Library

1.Do you watch horror movies? If so, what’s the one that scared you the most?

Hmmm, no, not really. I don’t actually like them.

2. What’s your favorite book genre and why?

It’s a toss between New Adult, Young Adult and Fantasy. I like the three of them, it really depends on my mood though.

3. Imagine you’re stranded on a remote island with only one book character to keep you company. Which character would that be?

I’m still choosing Rowan Whitethorn from the Throne of Glass series. I mean, the dude would not let me go without food. Then there’s the whole magical thing about him. Plus he’s super hot!

4. Which seven characters would you invite to a party?

Hmmmmmmmm… this is tricky. Simon (Simon Vs), Aedion (Queen of Shadows), Cath (Fangirl), Penryn (Angelfall), Simon (Wallbanger), Magnus Bane (Shadowhunters)and Shahrzad (The Wrath and the Dawn).


Cat @Bubblegum Yellow

1. What is one book you really love that everyone hated?

Well, not EVERYONE hated this book, but I saw a lot of bad review of it, unfortunately, and that is Anything You Want by Geoff Herbach. I absolutely loved this book, and it kind of saddens me that a lot of people didn’t. 😦

2. Who is the one author you love so much that you’d even read their grocery list?

This shouldn’t surprise no one! Rainbow Rowell!

3. If you could change the title to any book, what it would be? (the book and the new title)

More than changing the title, I would change the COVER! Hustler is an amazing book, and the title fits, but the cover makes the title mean a different kind of hustler and that’s not cool. The cover has nothing to do with the book itself.

4. If your best friend was a character from a book, who would she/he be and why?

I would love to have a BFF like Killer of Tone Deaf, by Olivia Rivers. He’s an awesome friend and an amazing person. Also, he loves Doctor Who, and cries when David Tennant’s Doctor regenerates, and he’s funny.


Yasaman @Following Muses

1. What is your favorite genre? How did you discover it?

One of my favorite genres is New Adult and it was mostly by accident that I stumbled upon it. I requested a book on netgalley that had both indications (NA/YA) and it all began from there. I really love it. It’s always a fun read.

2. If you don’t enjoy a book/story do you skip or skim parts of it?

I try not to. I do it if the writing is bad, and if the book is not pulling me in. It happens so rarely though.

3. If you could trade lives with a fictional character (books, tv or film) who would it be and why?

I wouldn’t mind trading places with Tessa Grey, because she had the most amazing 2 husbands ever! I mean, Will AND Jem?! #goals!

4. Do you have a best friend (or more) and how did you meet?

I do. I met her during our masters degree. Not much there… we both live in Lisbon, while the masters was a long distance away, and we started traveling together and that was it. She’s family now.


And it’s done. Thank you again to all the wonderful bloggers who nominated me 🙂 .

The Book Fangirling Blog Award

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Hey guys :). How you doing? Today I’m doing the The Book Fangirling Blog Award, and I was nominated by Emma @Em Does Book Reviews, Megan @Meganqm1 and Carrianne @Carrianne’s Cuppa n’ Critiques. This is my second time doing this award, you can check the other post here.

The Rules:

  • Create a post to accept your award
  • Add the blog award button to your blog
  • Answer the questions I have set below
  • Nominate between 5-10 book bloggers who you think deserve this award
  • Come up with your own 5 questions for your nominees (at least one question about fangirling)

Emma @Em Does Book Reviews Questions:

1. Who do you normally fangirl with? In real life or over the internet?

This is easy. I fangirl with Kat @Life and Other Disasters and Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much. I do it like all the time. We have opened chats on every social media just for fangirling with each other. 😀

2. Who was your first ‘ship’?

Haruka and Michiru from Sailor Moon, for sure. I mean, I was shipping other people by then, such as Usagi and Mamoru, or Jean Grey and Scott Summers from X-Men… but Haruka and Michiru are OTP!

3. Have you ever read or written fanfiction about a book you loved?

I’ve read a few chapter of Shatter Me fanfic, but mostly one shots. Somehow I have a lot of trouble connecting to fanfic. Then I read Wallbanger and later found out that it was initially fanfic from Twilight, so I’m guessing that it happens sometimes.

4. What was the last book/character/ship you fangirled over?

Oh, I fangirl all the time about a lot of books, characters and ships. But lately I’ve talked a lot about Jamie and Wes from Him and Us by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy.

5. If you could be flatmates with one fictional character (no romance!) which character would you choose to live with?

I wouldn’t mind being flatmates with Magnus Bane, because he’s glorious, and I would always have coffee :D!!!!


Megan @Meganqm1 Questions:

1. What is your favourite book of all time?

Oh boy… that’s a tough question! I’ll say one of my favorite books of this year (is that good enough?!). Carry On by Rainbow Rowell… Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff… Wallbanger by Alice Clayton… Us by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy…

   

2. What was the last book you read and what did you think of it?

I finished Love on the Ledge by Zoraida Córdova just yesterday evening, and I really enjoyed it. It’s not my favorite NA book, but it was a good story, and the romance was awesome.

3. Do you like audio books?

It really depends. I liked a few audio non-fiction books, for fiction it really depends on the narrator.

4. Post a photo of describe your book situation at home?

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5. Least favourite book?

One of the worst books I read last year was Nirvana by J.R. Stewart… just… NO!


Carrianne @Carrianne’s Cuppa n’ Critiques Questions:

1. If you could steal a character’s clothes, whose would you steal?

I think I wouldn’t mind having Emma Carstairs wardrobe. I like the idea of all the vintage clothes (and also all the gear).

2. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, which one would you choose?

No no no no no… sorry, can’t!

3. What trope would you like to see more in books?

Hmmm, isn’t it the definition of trope something you see a lot?! Either way, I’m a sucker for the best friends to romance trope, and the enemies to lovers one too… I love those!!! 😀 So, more of that would be always ok 😉 .

4. Favorite bookish loot? If you don’t have any, then favorite book cover?

I mean… look at them!

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5. Which scene would you like to be a part of and in what book?

Anything Shadowhunters related. I just love the world!

One Lovely Blog Award

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Hello. Today I’m doing another round of weird facts about myself. I was nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by Brooke @Brooke’s Books, Zhana @Confessions of an addict and Sara @Freadom Library. Thank you! And you guys should go check out their blogs.

THE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog
  2. List the rules and display the award
  3. Add seven facts about yourself
  4. Nominate seven other bloggers and let them know about their nomination

Let’s see what facts I come up with today… I think I’m doing this food related! Yep, sounds good 😀 .

1. I don’t appreciate plain chocolate, my favorites are the ones with hazelnut or almonds in it. Actually, anything with hazelnut is awesome.

2. I’ll drink tea over coffee 98% of the time. I drink it at least 3 times a day and my favorite is Earl Grey. Though I’m a sucker for a peach tea I have that I bought in London a couple of years ago. I save it for special occasions though, and it’s hidden so my dad won’t drink it.

3. I love to eat salads. If my fridge is stocked with raw veggies, tomatoes, onions, avocado and fresh mozzarella cheese, I’m happy!

4. Actually, tomatoes are one of my favorite things ever. I used to eat them like apples when I was younger. My favorites are the the elongated ones, oh boy… love them. Incredibly, my dad doesn’t appreciate tomatoes one bit.

5. Another that I love to eat raw is carrots. I’m just too lazy to peel them whenever I’m in the mood for them. Interesting fact: my mom hates raw carrots!

6. I love omelettes, but they’re only perfect if they’re onions and tomatoes omelettes. It’s my favorite! Whenever I’m at a hotel and I can ask for it, that’s the 2 ingredients that go in my eggs.

7. I love to drink occasionally – simmer down, I don’t do it nearly enough – but 98% of the time, I’ll choose a beer over everything else. My favorite is stout and if it’s Guinness, all the better. I LOVE IT!

Siblinghood of the World Bloggers Award #3

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Hello!!! Today I’m doing my third Siblinghood of the World Bloggers Award. Bear with me, ok? It’s going to be a long post… I was nominated by a lot of people, which I will list below, and to all of them: THANK YOU!!!!

Now, I’ll change the rules a bit because that’s 16 nominations, which translates to 160 questions, and no one wants that! So I’ll do a couple of questions per nomination, that’s cool right? 😉

THE RULES:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog in your post.
  2. Answer the questions that the blogger who nominated you has provided.
  3. Nominate ten other bloggers (or up to 10).
  4. Create ten questions for your nominees and notify them of their nominations.

Bridgit @outofthebooks89

1. Which book would you be hesitant to lend out because you’d be scared you wouldn’t get it back?

Probably my Illuminae copy, because it’s the hardcover and it’s beyond gorgeous.

2. Do you prefer e-readers or physical copies of books?

This is such a hard question for me. Until a few months back my answer was an unequivocal “physical copies”, but the truth is that I love to read on my kindle. It’s faster, usually cheaper, and I can jump to another book whenever I feel like it… so… e-reader?!


Jesalin @Life : books, the arts, and nature

1. Marvel or DC? If neither, tell why.

MARVEL without a doubt. I was always more into Marvel, even as a kid. I read comics, and watched cartoons, and loved it. DC was always more “meh”.

2. Are you a vegetarian? If not, have you ever considered being a vegetarian?

I’m not. And I never considered being one, I love meat way too much. Mind you, I almost live without eating it, I usually only eat meat about once a week, while I eat fish a lot more. Still, a lot of my meals don’t include any type of animal protein, but I still couldn’t give it up.


Caroline @BeulerBookReview

1. Favorite pet in fiction?

Clive from Wallbanger, for sure!

2. All time favorite book store? (Argue your case convincingly and maybe I’ll review it)

My favorite bookstore, that I’ve been to anyway, was a Waterstones near UCL in London… heaven! I also loved the one in Reading.


Monique @To Curl Up and Escape

1. When you write your reviews do you plan what you’re going to say or write it out then and there?

A little bit of both? I mean, if there are some strong points I want to make about a certain book, I’ll plan that, but the writing comes at the moment.

2. Do you have to read a book before seeing the movie?

Not really. Most times it happened the other way around, I’ve watched the movie, liked it, and then read the book…


Jordan @I Will Never Own Enough Books

1. Favorite and least favorite Disney Princess.

My favorite has to be Rapunzel – yeah… I really loved Tangled. My least has to be a toss between Snow White and Sleeping Beauty =/, they were boring as hell.

2. What are you studying in college? Or if you aren’t there yet, what do you plan on studying?

I’m still there, lol. Let’s see, I took my degree in Biology, in the field of Microbiology and Genetics, then I did my Masters in Human Evolution and Biology, and now I’m finishing my PhD in Anthropology and Diversity. 😉


Karma @cup of tea with that book, please

1. Has any book made you cry?

How about I tell you the last book that made me cry? Because I do cry a lot… The last one was Isla and the Happily Ever After. I seriously cried on that one.

2. If you were running a country, what book characters would you want to be in your cabinet?

This is so hard! Ok, Warner (Shatter Me), Kai (The Lunar Chronicles), Hermione (Harry Potter), Penryn (Penryn and the End of Days) and Aelin (Throne of Glass).


Kara @Ink and Paper

1. How many books do you have on your bookshelf/to read list?

To freaking many to count.

2. Do you have any books on your bookshelf that you have been meaning to read but will probably never read?

Yes, a few. Some of them were gifts, other some that I bought while I was still reading in Portuguese, and I’m pretty sure that I’ll never get to those.


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1. Choose a book that you think is very underrated.

The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis. I’ve been saying this for a while now, but you should really read this book!!!

2. Choose a book that you think is very overrated.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner… =/ sorry!


Bianca @Ultimate Fangirl

1. If you could hang out with a book blogger/booktuber for a day, who would they be?

I’m going with book bloggers here, and I would say that I would love to hang out with Kat @Life and Other Disasters and Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much, because we talk every single day!!! 😀 😀 😀

2. Friends or How I Met Your Mother?

Well, Friends, because I’m still not over that crapping ending of How I Met Your Mother!


Rogan @Signing On

1. If you imagine your life a year from now, where do you hope to be?

I hope to be anywhere else in Europe, hopefully working on my field.

2. Do you prefer funny books or sad books?

FUNNY!!!


Tricia @ItIsTrish

1. What was your favorite dinosaur?

It has always been the Brachiosaurus… boring I know ;-).

2. Who was your first celebrity crush?

First, I don’t recall, but I had a huge crush on Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 :D.


Lashaan and Trang @Bookidote

1. If you were stranded on an island, which human fictional character would you want by your side for the rest of your life and why?

Captain Thorne! His sense of humour would come in handy if I had to be there for the REST OF MY LIFE! lol

2. Your favorite fictional character comes to life for a whole day before going back to his or her next adventure; that you know of or not. What would do?

First of all, I would chose for Rowan Whitethorne to come to life, and about what we would do, I’m pleading the 5th :P.


Floriane @flowlessbooks

1. Hardbacks or paperbacks?

I’m a fan of paperbacks, they’re easy to carry, they’re usually cheaper too.

2. Tea, Coffee or chocolate?

TEA!!! All the time. Coffee once at least. Chocolate just to eat :D.


Daniela @Daniela’s Bookshelf

1. Do you prefer Sci-Fi or Fantasy?

Usually fantasy, I can suspend my disbelief easier if it’s fantasy.

2. For you, what is the most important bookish release this year?

Probably The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh, because I really need the sequel and it’s the last book off the series, so it will wrap everything up.


Ronyell @Rabbit Ears Productions Blog

1. What movies are you looking forward to in 2016?

All the Marvel ones. Deadpool, that I watched last week, and Captain America: Civil War mostly.

2. What job do you wish you were working at?

Hmmm, I like what I do. I love doing research, so I just wish that I had already finished my PhD and snagged a good Post-Doc position.


Jasmine @How Useful It Is

1. You only have 2 hours before bedtime: books or movies?

It really depends on my mood, but lately? Books!

2. Have you visit a bookstore during your vacation out of town/country?

Yes. I do it each time I go someplace new, especially if it’s an english language country. Heck, I even went to bookstores in South Korea and Japan :D.

The Infinity Dreams Award

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I’ve been neglecting my award nominations for some time, but it’s sunday, and I like doing these awards posts on sunday, so here we go :D. I was nominated by a LOT of people, all of whom I thank tremendously, and I urge you all to go visit the blogs I’m about to mention:

Rules

  1. Thank and follow the blog that nominated you.
  2. Tell us 11 facts about yourself.
  3. Answer the questions that were set for you to answer. – because I was nominated by 9 people, I have 99 questions here and that is freaking a lot! So, I’m picking 3 questions per blogger to answer.
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them.

11 Facts About Me:

1. I started the year of 2016 kind of sick, and it sucks.

2. I love to sew. I learned by myself watching youtube videos, then I bought a sewing machine and started to make pouches, wallets and bags.

3. The Christmas tree from my mom’s house has mostly ornaments made by me.

4. I love to cook. And I love to cook for a lot of people.

5. My blog will turn 3 in a few days! 3!!! I’m still stunned by that.

6. Autumn and Winter are my favorite seasons.

7. My favorite number is the number 7.

8. Wet grass is my favorite smell.

9. I now have a slight obsession with Matcha Green Tea.

10. I kind of hate when these awards ask for facts, because I have already told you guys everything about me.

11. I loved my hair when I was little…


CÁtia @The Girl Who Read Too Much asked:

1. Glass half full or half empty?

The glass is always full, lol, either with water or air :P.

2. Tea or Coffee?

I can’t live without coffee, but I have to say tea, because tea is life!

3. Describe yourself in ONE word.

Stubborn! 😀


Rogan @Signing On asked

1. Do you have any IKEA furniture?

Oh, do I?! Hell, YEAH! Well, my home is mostly IKEA. 😀

2. If you had to wear one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?

Sweatpants and sweatshirt. Is there anything more comfortable than sweats?

3. If you could only ever eat cereal or toast for breakfast, which one would you pick?

Toast!!!! I’m not a huge cereal person, I would rather eat toast every day, with different toppings, of course.


Melanie @Melanie Noell Bernard asked

1. Would you rather be the absolute best at one thing or be pretty good at a bunch of different things?

I would rather be pretty good at a bunch of different things. I don’t feel the need to be the best at anything, and being good at some stuff would be more than good enough.

2. Has a movie ever inspired you to read the book?

Well, yeah, a lot of them! Twilight, The Hunger Games and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, to name a few.

3. Have you ever binge-watched a TV show? If so, which one?

OH BOY!!! SO MANY!!! I’m a huge binge watcher, it’s my favorite way of watching tv shows. I suffer a lot during normal programing because I love binge watching. The biggest binge I did was 12 seasons of Law & Order SVU. But it was not by far the only one.


Ari @The Daydreaming Bookworm asked

1. What is your MOST anticipated release for 2016?

HMMMMM (such hard questions!), I would say it’s The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh. The ending of the first book kind of killed me and I NEED to know what happens next.

2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

London, it has been London for a long time, since I first stepped there when I was 11. I just love the city, the cold, the life, …, everything. London is HOME.

3. Do you lend out your books?

I don’t! Ok, don’t think I’m that mean. First of all, I don’t lend them because nobody ask me for them, because I read in english and my family doesn’t. Then I’m not that fond of the idea of parting with most of my books, though I don’t have that problem with some of the others…


Rae @bookmarkchronicles asked

1. If you could go anywhere in the world for a week, all expenses paid, where would you go?

I would probably go to  Australia, because I feel like it’s a place where I would not likely go otherwise, and I would really like to go there.

2. What book(s) are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading Carry On by Rainbow Rowell and I’m loving it. Rainbow Rowell is a genious! Simon is hilarious, Penny is a wonderful friend, and Simon is so in love with Baz that I’m curious as to why Penny hasn’t point it out yet. 😀

3. What’s your favorite dessert?

My favorite thing ever is sweet angel hair, also known as Aletria. It’s like sweet rice but with angel hair pasta and it’s so damn good. Portuguese girls, do you like aletria?


Jesse @Books At Dawn asked

1. Name an author who you will always auto buy from. Even if the book is blank.

Rainbow Rowell! I was a bit skeptical about Carry On prior to starting it, and I wasn’t sure how she would be outside of contemporaries, but now I’m sold, and I tell you: I will buy ANYTHING that this woman writes – even if her book is blank.

2. What author will you never read from again? Why?

I’m not sure I’ll never read anything by him again, but J. R. Stewart didn’t leave a good impression with Nirvana and I’m not very keen to trying him again.

3. Which book do you regret buying?

It’s not that I regret it exactly, but at the end of the day I didn’t enjoy Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen, and I had a lot of problems with it.


Sammie @Sammie’s Book Nook asked

1. Why do you love reading, books, etc?

Escapism! Books allow me to travel within my own mind, from the comfort of my bed :D.

2. Name the book that has made you cry the most!

I cry very easily, and I can’t remember ALL the books that have made me cry, because there are a lot, I’m sure. But I cried with My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga, beautiful book.

3. What series do you wish never ended?

The Penryn and the End of Days trilogy, by Susan Ee. I’m serious, I could read 100 books about Penryn and Raffe and their wonderful banter.


Caitlyn @Rhodes of Reading asked

1. Cake or pie?

It really depends on the cake and on the pie, am I right? BUT I’m a sucker for apple pie, so I’m going with that! And Dean Winchester agrees with my choice.

2. How many different cities have you lived in?

I’ve lived in 5 different main cities: Lisbon, Monção and Valença (north of Portugal), Coimbra, and Barcelona (I’ve actually also lived in Sabadell and Sant Cugat, but I’m considering that Barcelona as well).

3. What’s your favorite accent to hear people speaking with? (British, American, Spanish, etc.)

I’m a sucker for british and scottish accents… I mean, how hot are they? The Australian is not far behind either…


Emily @The Little Book Affair asked

1. What was the highlight of your year?

Is it very sad if I say it was my blog? It totally was! This year my blog changed a bit, and I met a ton of people, people that are now super important to my day to day, so yeah, it was my highlight.

2. Do you believe in soul mates?

Oh, wow, tricky one. I do believe that there are people who are more compatible than others, I also believe that sometimes there is more than one someone for the same person. On other cases, and I have at least one in my family, totally make me believe in it.

3. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

First thing I do is check my phone for notifications. Then I get up and hit the bathroom, because that’s always urgent.


And I’m done! 😀 I had fun answering all of your questions, thank you guys for all the nominations 🙂 !!!

Book Fangirling Award

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Hey people! Today I’m doing a brand new Blog Award: the Book Fangirling Award! I was nominated by Anette @Anette Reads, thank you so much Anette. 🙂 This award was created by Book Fangirling, so visit up the original blog 😉 .

blogawardbuttonTHE RULES:

  • Create a post to accept your award.
  • Add the blog award button into your post and put it on the side of your blog as a widget. Visit fangirling for the award button.
  • Answer the questions I have below.
  • Nominate between 5-10 book bloggers who you think also deserve this award.
  • Come up with your own 5 questions for your nominees.

1. What’s the first book you remember being really obsessed by?

Now now… this is a judgement free zone, right? Just kidding, I’m not in the slightest embarrassed by it: Twilight! This was the book (and series) that really got me into reading. Twilight was the only reason I even read Harry Potter. So, I don’t care if it’s not quality writing, it isn’t, but it will always hold a special place in my heart. Also, this book started a revolution in terms of Young Adult Books and made it “cool” to read. 🙂

2. Who’s your book OTP? 

My answer to this question would always be Ron and Hermione from Harry Potter, but can I only pick one? Because now I have loads of OTPs… oh well, I might have to do a post about it.

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3. Do you read/write fanfiction? If so, what kind? 

No, I don’t write at all, nothing, not a thing. But after I finished reading Ignite Me, I did wander and started looking at some fan fiction, but I have troubles with it. True that I never searched for one that had a truly feel of the characters I love, I’m sure there are some great ones out there, but the ones I came across either portrayed the characters in a way I couldn’t imagine them, or the setting and plot were just weird. So I gave up on that kind of fanfic. What I did find, and became slightly addicted to, was one-shots fanfic of some of my favorite couples (and yes, confession time now, I do love a good smutty well written scene!).

4. What kind of merch do you own? (Include pictures if you want!)

Book merch? Not much, just Hermione’s wand and now I have two Funko Pop! figures of Hermione and Ron – if you had any doubts how OTP they are!

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5. Now for the most important question. What’s your Hogwarts house? 

I’m a proud Ravenclaw 😀 .

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My questions:

  1. Book series or standalones? Why?
  2. Did you watch anime/cartoons when you were younger? Which ones?
  3. Tell me a music that reminds you of your childhood/early teens.
  4. Favorite movie growing up?
  5. Where do you live? Tell us something about your city (that us tourists can’t read on the books).

I Nominate:

Starlight Blogger Award

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JHey! Today I bring you a Blog Award! Jordan @I Will Never Own Enough Books nominated me for a Starlight Blogger Award – thank you so much Jordan. Make sure to go and check out her blog, ok?

The Rules:

1. Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.

2. Answer the 3 original questions and then the 3 new questions from your nominator given to you.

3. Nominate your 6 favorite bloggers! In your nominees I would like for you to think at the light emanating from the stars the ones that truly touch your soul with their work, the ones that are the light for you a true STARLIGHT Blogger.

4. Please pass the award on to 6 or more other Bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated by you.

5. Include the logo of the award in a post or on your Blog, please never alter the logo, never change the 3 original questions answer that first then answer the 3 new questions from your nominator and never change the Award rules.

6. Please don’t delete this note:

The design for the STARLIGHT Bloggers Award has been created from YesterdayAfter. It is a Copyright image, you cannot alter or change it in any way just pass it to others that deserve this award.

Copyright 2015 © YesterdayAfter.com – Design by Carolina Russo”


The Original Questions:

1. If you could meet anyone from throughout history, who and why?

Wow… tough question right there, especially considering how I’m not good in History… at all. But I would probably like to meet one of the big portuguese writers, Luis de Camões, Gil Vicente or Fernando Pessoa.

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2. What is your favorite book and why?

One? Oh… nop, I can’t!

3. Who is your favorite fiction character from any medium and why?

Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds is probably high top on my list. Reid is fantastic, he’s smart, funny, loyal, caring, did I said smart? Like crazy smart! And he goes by Doctor. So, him. Also, he’s played by Matthew Gray Gubler, and I have a huge crush on him.

Jordan’s Questions:

1. What is something, not necessarily that you regret, but wish you could do over?

I would go back to my 3rd year of college and I would do over that and the 4th years (and so on). I don’t regret anything in particular, but a lot of things went wrong those years and I know I could have done things differently – not that I think I acted wrong, but I would probably care less and see people for who they really are, so some stuff wouldn’t get me as hard as it did.

2. Why do you like to read? And don’t just say because it’s fun! Make it mean something!

I like to escape reality. Sure, it is fun, but I like to enter a life that it’s not my own, and getting to know all these people and places outside my realm of possibility.

3. Who is your person?

This is a tough one, really. I should say my best-friend, and in some points she is “my person”, and I think I’m her person as well, even though she claims I’m not her best friend. (It’s all very weird)…


My Questions:

I liked Jordan’s questions, so do you mind if I keep them?

1. What is something, not necessarily that you regret, but wish you could do over?

2. Why do you like to read? And don’t just say because it’s fun! Make it mean something!

3. Who is your person?


My Nominations:

 

Sunshine Blogger Award

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Hello!!! Here we are again, a blog award post 😉 ! This time it’s the Sunshine Blogger Award, and I was nominated by a few people: Makayla @Random Reads, Cátia @The Girl Who Read too Much, Kat @Life and Other Disastersteenagelunatics, Syc @The Lit MermaidReadLoveExpress and Merlin’s Musings. Thank you everyone!!!!

This is also my second Sunshine Blogger Award, you can see the first one here. Now… that’s a lot of questions! I will not answer them all, because that would be boring as hell, so I’ll pick 4 questions from each one, ok?

These are the rules:sunshine_

  • To accept the award, you answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  • After that you nominate people who are the sunshine in your life and brighten up the day!
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions in return.

Makayla @Random Reads

1. What is one year in your life that was/is really important to you?

I would say that 2002 was definitely a game changer in my life. It was the year I got into college. Had my second boyfriend, had my heartbroken, meet some amazing people…

Another year was 2006, also a game changer, though not nearly as positive… the heartbreak was far worse and for completely different reasons…

2. Do you have a set blogging schedule or do you just post when an idea comes to you?

I don’t settle a schedule. I do, however, have a lot of posts half done in my drafts. I have a lot of tags and awards there, so that I don’t post them all at the same time. But when I have an idea for a post, other than a weekly meme, it usually goes out right away.

3. What’s your biggest fear?

Failing! Oh, and heights and speed of any kind…

4. What is one thing you can’t leave the house without?

Phone, keys and phones.


Cátia @The Girl Who Read too Much

1. In your dream world, where would you live if you were financially independent?

London

London! Hands down, my first choice always.

2. What is your favorite comfort food?

Any kind of pasta dish really… anything that I can cook in under 10 minutes and be delicious, I’m down for.

3. What is one that thing that you couldn’t go without each day?

Internet! Seriously, how did I live before the WWW? I remember it vaguely, but I don’t know how it was possible.

4. Apart from blogging what do you enjoy the most?

TV, music, books. Family. Starbucks. London, going to the movies with a bucket of popcorn from a Lusomundo /  NOS cinema…


Kat @Life and Other Disasters

1. If you could go on a date with any actor/actress of your choosing, who would it be?

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Really Kat?! 😛 It would be Chris Evans for sure. It would be cute and all, Chris and Cris 😉 ! Seriously, I’m not even into blonds, but Chris Evans has been my constant celebrity crush for a couple of years now. – sorry about the gifs!

2. If you were to escape reality, which fictional world would you flee to?

I don’t know… most fictional worlds are screwed up in way or another… I would like to go into the A Court of Thorns and Roses universe. Visit all the courts and so on. It would be cool, and the Fae are hot.

3. What is a movie, TV show or book release you are really excited about?

Ok, movie, the answer is always anything Marvel, but right now it’s Deadpool. For the TV Show I’ll have to go with Shadowhunters, because we both know I’m pretty excited for that, and for some news of Shatter Me, because I need some Warner in my life. Books… wow, I’m pretty excited about the new Shadowhunter series by Cassandra Clare, I love the world, and I can’t wait to see it expanded.

4. Which character from Friends are you?

Chandler Bing!


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1. Do you speak any other languages? Which one(s)?

I speak Portuguese (mother language), English (obviously 😛 ), Castellano (also known as Spanish) and Catalan (though I don’t like to speak it, but I understand and read it pretty well). I also know a couple of things in French.

2. What is your favorite superhero and why? If you don’t have one, why not?

 

Oh, I like so many!!! right now I have a thing for Captain America, but that might be because he’s played by Chris Evans. On the comics I always liked Rogue from the X-Men.

3. What advice would you give to your younger self?

Don’t be so trusting of people. It’s not because you don’t have bad intentions, that they won’t stab you in the back.

4. Name one thing about yourself that you wished more people knew

Despite the serious facade that I put up all the time, I’m actually funny and relaxed.


Syc @The Lit Mermaid

1. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

Teleportation. I’m not going to say fly because I don’t like heights, but the ability to transport anywhere, anytime, that would be dreamy!

2. Blue or green eyes?

I have a thing for blue eyes. *sigh*

3. What time do you usually get up in morning?

If I have to come to work, way too early, around 6 a.m. It sucks!

4. How do you take your coffee/tea?

Coffee – single espresso, with just a hint of sugar

Tea – simple with sugar


ReadLoveExpress

Q: If you could have only one super power for a day. What would it be and why? What would you use the power for?

A: That’s a super tough one… that’s not much one can do in one day! Ok, I think I would opt to be super highly intelligent for one day and discover the solutions to a series of world problems – and then I would write them all down and pass them on to other intelligent people, because by then I would be slightly dumber again.


Merlin’s Musings

Q: To me (and I am sneaking my own answer to this question into this, mwahah!), writing is simply something I must do to be whole, complete, and functional. Without my words I am a wolf without teeth, an eagle without wings, a fish without gills. That’s why I started my blog, and why I will continue it for the foreseeable future. What is writing, particularly your blog, to you?

A: I have to be honest, writing for me is just a means to an end. I love to read, but I was never inclined to actually write, if anything, I was always more drawn to the visual arts myself. I tried to draw a lot when I was younger, I love photographs, that kind of stuff, but writing? Not so much. I started to write when I started blogging, but it was never about something I came up with, you know? It’s always about shows, facts, books, life, …, and sometimes I can’t even find the words for that!


And that’s it! God, this was a long post… I will not nominate anyone because this award has been around for awhile, and I’m pretty sure most people already have it. If not, and you’re interested in it, drop a comment 😉