The Beautiful Blogger Award + The Creative Blogger Award

Hey people, it’s time for another Blog Award(s)! Four fantastic bloggers nominated me for the Beautiful Blogger Award, so a huge thank you to Amy @CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER, Dee @THEBOOKISHKHALEESI, Shannon @Books That Love You Back and Prim @Messing in my imaginary world. And Jessica @My Fantasy Escape and Hajra @Another Ramble nominated me for a Creative Blogger Award. Thank You!!! Please go check out each and everyone of these blogs, ok? Given that both these awards are facts-related, I decided that it would be ok to join them 😉 .

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This will probably my last post (for a long while) about awards that are fact-based (because I think I’m totally running out of facts! You can always check the One Lovely Blog Award to see all the facts I listed about myself.).

Beautiful Blogger Award – Rules:beautiful-blogger-award

  • Link to the blogger who took the time to nominate you.
  • List 5 seven random things about yourself. (I’ll go with 5!)
  • Nominate seven creative, beautiful bloggers.
  • Notify the amazing people that you nominated for the award.

Creative Blogger Award – Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and include a The Creative Blogger Awardlink to their blog.
  • Share 5 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate some bloggers in return and notify them about their nomination.
  • Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do.

Given that my blog is called My Tiny Obsessions, today I’ll share 5 small obsessions that I had throughout my life:

1. Tribal Wars – From sometime between 2008 and 2009 I was highly addicted to Tribal Wars, which is medieval strategy game. It started when my boyfriend (at the time, now ex) and our group of friends started playing. At the time he gave me one account he had just created and taught me the rules. Soon enough I had a super high level and was managing several villages (like a lot), in several different Worlds of the game and belonged to several Tribes. This implied launching attacks at all hours of the day (and night) and spending several hours building buildings and troops… good times.

2. Body Training Systems (BTS) & Gym in general – I started to go regularly to my local gym when I was 17, at the time with 3 friends, 2 of which gave up pretty soon, but 2 of us stuck to it! We started going a few times a week, but soon it became a daily event, and soon after that I was going to the gym for at least 2 classes a day, 6 to 7 days a week… Damn, I would wake up on Saturday morning to be at the 10 a.m. class, and I would be there until 1p.m. – GOOD OLD DAYS! Body Combat was always my favorite thing, so much that I knew most of the routines for all the tracks and didn’t even need to look at our instructor… Body Combat was something that I did at least 3 times a week…

It would go something like this: Monday – Body Pump, Body Combat; Tuesday – Body Balance, Funk/Hip-Hop, Body Combat (and sometimes Body Attack after); Wednesday – Body Pump, Body Combat; Thursday – Body Pump, Funk/Hip-Hop, Body Combat; Friday – Body Jam, Body Attack; Saturday – Body Balance, Body Jam, Body Combat (and sometimes Body Pump), Sunday – Body Combat (weakest day). Are you tired yet? Because I am, I have no idea how I managed to do all that, but I did and it felt great, and stopping was the worst thing I ever did.

3. The Sims – For a brief period in 2010 and then in 2012, I was completely addicted to The Sims 3. Building stuff was always my favorite part. I do own most of the expansions for The Sims 3, and I have The Sims 4, but it’s not the same…

4. Sailor Moon – ‘Till these days all my cousins (all male and younger than me), know that if Sailor Moon was on, they would have to watch it, or else… I loved it, I was completely obsessed and it lasted several years. I would watch all episodes that aired in the portuguese TV, and given that at the time I lived very closed to Spain and got all the spanish channels, I would record SM on TV Galicia and TVE, because spanish episodes were more recent than those airing in Portugal. Each day I would come home from school and watched the recorded episodes… every day! I had them all. I recently watched all the episodes and movies, that anime was a gem!

5. Baywatch – Baywatch would air every summer, and again, my cousins knew better than to mess with my TV hours… 6 p.m. was Baywatch time, religious! I loved it. I can probably still remember most of the characters and season arcs…

Still my favorite season…

One Lovely Blog Award

Hello, welcome to another Blog Award Post! This one is new to me 😀 !!! This time I have to thank @betwixt-these-pages for nominating me – THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!

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The Rules:

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  • You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • You must list the rules and display the award.
  • You must add 7 facts about yourself.
  • You must nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
  • You must display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you. (not really…)

7 Facts About Myself:

  • My favorites superheroes growing up were the X-Men, Jubilee and Rogue will always have a special place in my heart. I never really liked Spiderman until the movies came out.

  • 80’s and 90’s music are my favs.

  • Big part of my closet is composed of fandom related t-shirts and pajamas. I have 3 HP t-shirts, 1 Marvel, 1 Captain America, 1 Iron Man, 1 Flash, 1 Avengers tank top, 1 Doctor Who dress, 1 DW t-shirt, 2 HP sweatshirts, 4 HP pajamas, 3 marvel pajamas, etc… (I don’t remember everything…). I love them all, and I want more! Not even going to mention my Avengers day planner, HP and Avengers socks, …

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  • I’m a bit like Magnus Bane, guys with black hair and blue eyes are my weakness.

  • The only reality TV I can watch are the cooking/baking ones and the several ones of wedding dresses. My favorite Masterchef is still the Australian one. And my least favorite is probably the UK.

  • I’m a sucker for beautiful covers on books. I will add books to my TBR without even reading the blurb sometimes… ups!


By now I’ve done quite a few Award posts with random facts about me, so here’s the complete list:

I GOT NOMINATED FOR A CREATIVE BLOGGER AWARD!

  • My love for books is fairly recent. I’ve LOVED reading for a few years now, but my new found obsession has begun at the end of last year.
  • I hate waking up early and I love to fall asleep late… which doesn’t go so well when I have to be at the lab relatively early.
  • I think that everything sound better in English. Seriously, the conversations inside my head are in English, although I was born and raised in Portugal and nobody in my family and immediate friends is foreign.
  • I don’t think my meal is complete unless it has some kind of green salad.
  • My favorite drink is tea! Is one of the many reasons why I would be great living in the UK…

AND… I GOT NOMINATED FOR A VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD!

  • I love to travel! It’s a silly fact, because it’s quite obvious from what I write, but I do. If I could earn my live by travelling, I would do it.

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  • I would love to be able to bake, cook and sew every single day! Oh yeah! I would be a bloody good housewife from the days of future past… if only without the husband and kids at tow…

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  • I see dead people almost every single day! Don’t freak out, lol, my PhD is in Anthropology and we have a lot of skeletons in our closets – and in our lab we have a lot of loose teeth and bones from long dead people.

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  • Rainbow Rowell is my “spirit animal”!!!!
  • If I won the lottery (or something like that), my first stop would be a bookstore… outside Spain or Portugal, because our bookstores here suck!
  • I have two dog “nephews”, I even speak to one of them through Skype, whenever he’s at my mom’s house… he lives in Angola and I only get to see him once a year, but I absolutely adore my Snow.

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  • My goal in life is to move to London… and also finish my PhD and keep doing science, but really, the London thing…

LIEBSTER AWARDS #3 AND #4

  • My middle name is Alexandra, and all my family calls me Xana.
  • There is only one person in the world who calls me Alexandra, and she’s the only one allowed to do that.

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  • I hate the heat, seriously, hate it with all the power of my being.
  • I have one tattoo on my shoulder blade, which my brother paid for when I was 19.
  • I sometimes buy clothes at the men section, yep, pajamas, sweat pants, super heroes t-shirts… the works 🙂

  • Once when I was 16, I wanted blue highlights, so after the whole process, the color didn’t take, and I ended up with blonde highlights, which I hated. I vowed never to mess with my natural hair color ever again.
  • I have 2 older half-brothers and 1 older half-sister, I’m an only child from my dad’s side.
  • I hate discotheques and partying all night out… my sister hates this.

  • A music that’s ALWAYS on my mp3 player: Joni Mitchel – Both Sides Now. I would go as far as saying that it’s my favorite music.
  • I played Volleyball for my school team when I was 12-13 years, I still miss it.
  • I just bought my plane ticket to go to South Korea and Japan in October (super excited!)

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CREATIVE BLOGGER AWARD #2

  • I procrastinate… a LOT, this month in general has been terrible… I know I have a lot of work, but the more I think about it, the more I don’t want to do it… it’s bad 😦

  • I hate living with people. Not even kidding! Roommates that aren’t your friends are the worst. I live with 2 guys and a girl that I’ve never seen, but man, one of those guys is messy and always puts things the wrong way in the kitchen and it drives me mad!

  • I look just like my dad! The only physical think I inherited from my mom is the curly hair (the crying at all movies and the same predisposition for diseases – it sucks!). I could have her blue eyes, but nop!!!

  • I have a degree in Biology (microbiology and genetics) and a Masters in Human Evolution. I’m currently in my last year of my PhD in Biodiversity and Anthropology. Working in Academia and doing research was always my dream!

  • My favorite movie when I was little was Gone With the Wind. I remember it was so large, that it was usually divided into 2 screenings on sequential days, and it would generally air after midnight. So I, with 9 years old, would go into the living room, curl up in a blanket and stay until 3 a.m. watching it, a lot – it aired a lot when I was younger, now not so much. I haven’t seen it in ages, but that movie always made me fell good! I was not a normal child, I had watched Gone With the Wind more times than I could count, and it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I finally saw The Sound of Music!


NOMINATIONS:

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?

Creative Blogger Award #2

Hello people!!! As you might know (or not), I have done this award before – you can read it here – but given that I was nominated multiple times again, I decided to to a second edition. This time the lovely bloggers Summer @Xingsings, Lia @BookLand and Kira @FieittyReads nominated me and I’m super touched, all of them run amazing blogs that you should definitely check out.

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THE RULES

The Creative Blogger Award

  • Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog
  • Share 5 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15-20 bloggers and add their links
  • Notify the bloggers you included
  • Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do!

5 Random Facts about me (more live facts… very up to date)

  • I procrastinate… a LOT, this month in general has been terrible… I know I have a lot of work, but the more I think about it, the more I don’t want to do it… it’s bad 😦

  • I hate living with people. Not even kidding! Roommates that aren’t your friends are the worst. I live with 2 guys and a girl that I’ve never seen, but man, one of those guys is messy and always puts things the wrong way in the kitchen and it drives me mad!

  • I look just like my dad! The only physical think I inherited from my mom is the curly hair (the crying at all movies and the same predisposition for diseases – it sucks!). I could have her blue eyes, but nop!!!

  • I have a degree in Biology (microbiology and genetics) and a Masters in Human Evolution. I’m currently in my last year of my PhD in Biodiversity and Anthropology. Working in Academia and doing research was always my dream!

  • My favorite movie when I was little was Gone With the Wind. I remember it was so large, that it was usually divided into 2 screenings on sequencial days, and it would generally air after midnight. So I, with 9 years old, would go into the living room, curl up in a blanket and stay until 3 a.m. watching it, a lot – it aired a lot when I was younger, now not so much. I haven’t seen it in ages, but that movie always made me fell good! I was not a normal child, I had watched Gone With the Wind more times than I could count, and it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I finally saw The Sound of Music!


Nominations (let’s go for 5)

If you’ve done this, like it’s probable, or you simply don’t want to do it, feel totally free to ignore this 😉

Liebster Awards #3 and #4

Hello! Once again I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award, this time by J and E @thewildbookworms and by Nicola @NympadoraWinterfell. Thank you so much to these amazing bloggers – now go and check out their blogs! I have done this award twice before, here is the first, and here is the second (this month already!).

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The rules:

1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award

2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gave you

3. Give 11 random facts about yourself

4. Nominate 11 blogs you think are deserving of the award

5. Let the bloggers know you have nominated them

6. Give them 11 questions to answer

(I will not be nominating anyone, I’ve done a bunch of awards this past month… so, here is the dril, if you think this is something you want to do, consider yourself nominated, answer 11 of the 22 questions bellow, drop 11 facts and link back here)


J & E’s questions:

1. Favorite book? (We know, it’s hard to choose!)

I can’t do it, don’t make me do it, please…

2. Do you have any pets? What are their names? 

I don’t have any pets at this moments, though I had a few along my life. Now I content myself with my brother and my sister’s dogs :). They are two malteses, their names are Snow and Junior.

3. Best subject in school?

Math probably, Biology, …

4. Lucky number? 

7! It was my school number for many years.

5. What’s your go-to outfit? 

Jeans and t-shirt. Unless it’s weekend, then it’s sweat-pants and a t-shirt… not ashamed of that.

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6. Are you short or tall?

1.60 m, I guess average. Although, with 3 brothers and sisters all at 1.84 m, maybe I would say I’m super short… my nephew and niece are already catching up to me, and they’re 12 and 13.

7. Cats or dogs?

Dogs. Though I had a cat once.

8. Preferred ice cream toppings?

Crunched hazelnuts.

9. Favorite food? 

Portuguese typical dishes (cozido à portuguesa, favas and arroz de pato – see picture to get the gist).

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10. Best gift you’ve ever gotten?

I don’t know… I honestly can’t think of anything material that I can include in this category. My mom once gave me a trip to the Philippines because my sister (who was supposed to go with her, cancelled last minute). Forget about that, I just reminded that when I was 9 my older brother gave me and my sister our first dog, she was a Serra da Estrela, and her name was Estrela (Star).

11. What do you want most for your life?

Be happy (is that too cheesy?!). I guess finish my PhD and find an academic position that I truly like. Preferentially in a cold country.


Nicola’s questions:

1. What is your favorite book? and Why?

I don’t think I could choose… please don’t make me…

2. Where do you read?

On the bus, train, at the lunch table,… but I prefer the bed.

3. What book/books would you recommend to someone who likes fantasy?

Right now I’m riding the ACOTAR train, so A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.

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4. What sort of music are you into?

Everything expect techno and trance.

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5. Do you watch TV shows and what are they?

I do watch a LOT of TV Shows, so many in fact that I couldn’t possible list them all.

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6. What do you usually do on a normal weekday?

I get up at 6:15 a.m., shower, get ready and go to the university and then I work. After that, home, shower, diner, computer, books and bed.

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7. If you were to live a book character’s life, who would you want to be?

I’m very tempted to say Tessa Gray from The Infernal Devices

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8. Where are you from in the world?

I’m from Portugal. More specifically, I’m from Lisbon (the capital), but I’m living in Barcelona (Spain) right now.

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9. Are you a shy or loud person?

The two aren’t mutually exclusive. I’m shy, but when I get really mad or really excited, I’m loud as hell. If I’m pissed, trust me, you want to step aside ;-).

10. Why did the chicken cross the road? Hehe

To get to the other side?!

11. Do you ever read aloud?

Not usually, sometimes I do need to read a certain phrase out loud for it to really sink in.


11 Random facts about myself:

1. My middle name is Alexandra, and all my family calls me Xana.

2. There is only one person in the world who calls me Alexandra, and she’s the only one allowed to do that.

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3. I hate the heat, seriously, hate it with all the power of my being.

4. I have one tattoo on my shoulder blade, which my brother paid for when I was 19.

5. I sometimes buy clothes at the men section, yep, pajamas, sweat pants, super heroes t-shirts… the works 🙂

6. Once when I was 16, I wanted blue highlights, so after the whole process, the color didn’t take, and I ended up with blonde highlights, which I hated. I vowed never to mess with my natural hair color ever again.

7. I have 2 older half-brothers and 1 older half-sister, I’m an only child from my dad’s side.

8. I hate discotheques and partying all night out… my sister hates this.

9. A music that’s ALWAYS on my mp3 player: Joni Mitchel – Both Sides Now. I would go as far as saying that it’s my favorite music.

10. I played Volleyball for my school team when I was 12-13 years, I still miss it.

11. I just bought my plane ticket to go to South Korea and Japan in October (super excited!)

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Thank you again to J and E @thewildbookworms and by Nicola @NympadoraWinterfell. This will be my last Liebster Award, I think I have to draw the line at 4… 😉

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I was nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award, by  – so many thanks to her and please go check out her blog, she blogs about her adventures in the kitchen, there’s some cool recipes in there 😉 .

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The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate a few other bloggers.
  • Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you nominated.
  • Notify the bloggers on their blog.
  • Put the award button on your blog.

The Questions:

1. Are you a sports fan? Which sport and team?

Yes, I’m a Football (soccer) fan, though not fanatic or anything. I’m more attentive about our national team, but in terms of clubs I root for Sporting Club de Portugal!

2. What is your ultimate dream?

London

Move and make a living in London.

3. What is your comfort food?

Anything pasta or pizza, I guess.

4. What’s one tip you’d like everyone to know?

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Introverts don’t need to talk with other people as much as you, please respect that!

5. What is your favorite movie?

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Ohhhh, I don’t know and I won’t choose! It depends on so many things. But ok, I’ll give you my favorite Disney movie, which I could watch on repeat without a problem, and that would be Tangled.

6. Oh, and something random. Have you watched the Minions movie? If yes, what did you think of it. If no, why not?

Not yet… so many movies to watch and so little time. I want to go see it this next week though.


Once again, I won’t be nominating anyone – I did a bunch of awards and tags in the last couple of weeks, so I’ll just let this out there: if you’re interested in getting this award, just drop a comment below and I’ll nominate you and give you your questions. Sound good?!

 

My second Liebster Award

Hello! I’ve been nominated for my second Liebster Award by VINNIEH, thank you SO MUCH! You should all go check out the blog… really people! This is my second Liebster Award, hurray :D, you can check my first one (a million years ago) here.

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So, here are the RULES:

  • Link back to the blogger who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you by the blogger who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers
  • Go to the blogs you nominated and notify them of your nomination
  • Give your nominees 11 questions to answer

So, here we go… the questions that Vinnieh made me:

  1. Who is your favorite sister in Charmed?

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Uuhhhh, this is a real hard one. I have a least favorite, which is Prue (I never really liked her). Then, even though I love all the other three a lot, I think I always had a soft spot for Phoebe 🙂 .

  1. Are you a fan of romantic comedies?

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Yes, of course. It’s not my to-go kind of movies, but I do like to watch them occasionally, sure.

  1. If you could revisit a time in history, when would it be?

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Hmmmm, ok, so can it be some point in pre-history? That’s my study focus (I work with Neolithic populations), so I would say I would like to visit some point in the Neolithic Revolution in Europe. Or, I would really like to go to ancient Greece, like really really!

  1. Which movie star at the minute do you find most attractive?

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I can only think of Chris Evans! It’s not that he’s the most gorgeous man out there, but he’s always so funny and seems to have such a great personality and be an amazing person, that he’s the most attractive to me.

  1. Do you believe in karma?

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In a way… what goes around, comes around!

  1. Do you have a favorite movie from the year you were born?

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I had to pull a list of the movies that came out that year, but 1984 was a huge year for some of our “classics”, so I’m gonna pick a few: The TerminatorRomancing the StoneGhostbustersIndiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Police Academy.

  1. Black or white or colour photography?

Black and white, they’re so magical.

  1. If you had a magical power, what would it be?

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I like Paige’s orbing… I would say telekinesis, but the orbing is better, because then I would be able to move not only objects, but myself through space. It would be awesome!

  1. What is your view on male strippers? (Had to put that in there for Satrap).

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Nothing against them, really. I’m not a fan of strippers, of any kind, and unfortunately the male stripping shows I watched, I thought they were a little over the top, so, I would stay away… but hey, some people really like them, and it’s a job like any other. Unless… (see gifs)

  1. What subject were you best at in school?

Oh boy, I was an awesome student! But probably Math, Biology and English. My worst: PE and Portuguese language… 😦

  1. What is an ideal day for you?

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Cold outside, snuggling on the couch or bed, watching movies, shows or reading a good book, with a huge cup of tea and then probably some red wine and then Baileys…

  1. What is your favorite TV show of the minute?

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That’s such a tough one! So I’m going for the show that is ON right now and that I can’t wait for and that is UnReal. Even though my first instinct was to answer Daredevil or Outlander or iZombie 😉 …


Here we are… now, about the nominations bit, I have to be honest, in the last week or so I’ve done so much of these awards that I don’t know who to nominate anymore, also, most people has already got at least one of these…

… that said, if you’re interested in doing this award, drop a comment below and I’ll add you to the nomination ballot and drop your 11 questions, all right?! 😀

That’s a wrap!!!

Blogger Recognition Award

Oh wow! Once again I’m super happy and honored to be nominated for another award. Thank you so much to the two amazing bloggers who nominated me: Life and Other Disasters and #LoveBooks, You should check out their blogs, for realsies.

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So, here are the rules:

  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
  • Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post.
    • Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
  • Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing! (It happens LOL).

My Tiny Obsessions: Origin

It’s kind of boring actually… after a few months of being here in Barcelona, I started to watch Vampire Diares (of all things) and I wanted to talk about it to someone. There are a couple of people that I talked “shows” to, but lets just says that at the time we couldn’t have more different tastes… I was into Game of Thrones, Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and what not, and she was into Grey’s Anatomy and all the heavy dramas that I had quit some time ago.

I still needed to vent about it, so when I got home from Christmas vacations, on January 2013, I though: “why the hell not?!”. I wanted to keep it anonymous, you know, I didn’t want all of my facebook contacts to read what I thought about certain things. But I soon realized that if I wanted to spread the word, facebook would be a good start.

See?! Boring!


The Advice

I won’t be original here, it’s the same advice I read everyone giving, but I think it’s the most important one: HAVE FUN! You should blog because it makes you feel good and you’re having fun. The moment you feel any kind of obligation towards it, it’s no good, you should always do what’s best FOR YOU and have fun.


The Nominees

1. ravenblake99 @ Dreamy Addictions

2. Analee @ Book Snacks

3. 1000 Layers Of Me

4. Anne @ ANNE-THOLOGY OF BOOKS

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6. VINNIEH

7. whitneyreads97

8. XINGSINGS

9. Books Baking and Blogging

10. Merlin’s Musings

11. A Girl with Glasses

13. Talula

14. Becca and Books

15. OUTSIDEHOOK


Here you go! Looking forward to reading all your stories 😀 .

Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award

Hello again! It’s time for another award! It’s Award Season on WordPress, people!!!

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First and foremost, a huge THANK YOU to ravenblake99 @ Dreamy Addictions for nominating me to the Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award. Go check out the blog 🙂 !!!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site. (done above)
  2. Put the award logo on your blog. (as soon as I’m done with this post)
  3. Answer the questions the tagger has given you.
  4. Nominate ten other bloggers
  5. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.

The Answers:

1. Who is your favorite person in the world except your parents and why?

Ahah, parents are not allowed, but what about the rest of the family? Just kidding! What does a “favorite person” even means? It reminds me of Grey’s Anatomy Meredith and Christina…

Either way, throughout the years I had several favorite persons, some are still important, others not so much. So, if I had to choose, besides my parents, it would probably be my youngest niece. PLEASE, I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT LOVE HERE, I COULD NOT PICK MY NEPHEWS APART IN TERMS OF LOVE!!!! (yes, just in case my mom and eldest nephew are reading this…). Why her then? Again, I love all of my nephews, but she has the hugest personality of anyone I know, and she’s only 7!

2. Your favorite holiday spot?

Holiday, non holiday… Can I pick 3?! London, New York and Paris! On Autumn or Winter!!! Because culture, and coffee, tea, books, museums, parks…

3. Besides reading what do you like to do most?

That’s easy! Watch movies and tv series.

4. How’s your blogging experience up until now?

Really great! 😀 I love checking what everyone is thinking about the things I like, I love discovering new things to obsess about, and I LOVE talking to other bloggers about all of that.

5. Name three of your most highly anticipating books which isn’t published yet?

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Glass Sword, by Victoria Aveyard

A Court of Thorns and Roses #2, by Sarah J. Maas

Lady Midnight, by Cassandra Clare

6. Who is your favorite music artist and also name any three tracks you would recommend from the artist?

Wow, this one is hard! I have mentioned this a couple of times, but I don’t really have a “favorite artist”, it always depends on my moods and what I’m doing at a certain time… Still, I will name a band that I totally love, and that was SO IMPORTANT to me before college: Incubus.

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Wish You Were Here

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7. Describe any one of your happiest moment in your life?

It’s weird the silly things we remember… When I was 12 I stayed living in the North of Portugal with a neighbour, because my mom had to came back to Lisbon and I insisted to finish up my school year there, with all my friends. It was a happy time, I used to go to the movies with my BFF, we would go on her scooter (yes, she was my age)!! It was always great, the feeling of doing something wrong but so innocent at the same time 🙂 … Good times!

8. What do you hate the most?

Hot weather?! Lol! It counts, right?

9. What’s your favorite food?

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Hmmm, this is a hard one… Give me either “arroz de pato” (duck rice), “favas com chouriço” (Favas Bean Chouriço Stew) or “Cozido à Portuguesa” (Portuguese Stew, which isn’t a stew…) and I’ll be a happy woman. Yes, three traditional Portuguese dishes :D!!!

10. Why do you blog?

Because it’s fun and it makes me happy!


Nominations:

Life and Other Disasters (OMG, she’s going to kill me =P )

Been There, Read That

Life of this city girl

Reviews of a Self Proclaimed Bibliophile

BIBLIOPHILE GATHERING

What’s She Reading?

TRANQUIL DREAMS

AVID READERS MEDIOCRE WRITERS 

#LoveBooks 

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Questions (lets go with a theme, shall we?! Quick and easy!):

1. Favorite book?

2. Favorite TV show?

3. Favorite Movie?

4. Favorite Book-Movie/TV adaptation?

5. Favorite Actor?

6. Favorite Actress?

7. Favorite Author?

8. Favorite Book ship?

9. Favorite TV Show ship?

10. Favorite Movie ship?

Real Neat Blog Award

Hello!!! I’ve been nominated for a Real Neat Blog Award, so first of all, a big thank you to Anne @ ANNE-THOLOGY OF BOOKS, and you should definitely go check out her blog… go here! NOW!!!

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The rules are simple:

1. Thank and tag back the blogger who nominated you

2. Answer the questions he/she did to you

3. Nominate 7 bloggers

4. Ask 7 questions for them to answer


 

 

So, without further ado, here are Anne’s questions (and my answers). Be warned, they are of the personal and deep kind.

  • How have you changed from a year ago?

I haven’t changed all that much, I guess I’m reading more, but personality wise I’m still pretty much the same.

  • Are you content with your life right now? Why?

Content? I guess so… Happy with it? No. I guess I’m at a point when uncertainty is looming and that is never good. I wish I had already finished my PhD and was already on another stage of my life…

  • How has writing/blogging influenced your mood?

Blogging has been a huge influence on my mood, it makes me happier and lighter. It’s a way to vent and let go, talk to other people, and realize that no matter which thing you think you’re alone at, you’re really not.

  • Describe a book pet peeve you have.

Ohhhh, when a book series is not all in the same size or format… it drives me crazy!!!!

  • What character traits do you value most in a person?

Honesty… I have trust issues.

  • What is the difference that causes you to envy someone but admire someone else?

Humility.

  • Simple question this time: favorite candy flavor?

Probably not so easy… lol… I guess I would have to say strawberry (as in strawberry gummies), or watermelon?! I don’t know… I’m actually not very big on candy…


My nominees are (by the way, go check out their blogs… 🙂 ):


 

And my questions to them… they’ll be a tad lighter, I’m not capable of forming rational thoughts in this heat (37ºC here in Barcelona!):

Where would you rather spend a vacation? Beach? Mountain? City? Why?

If you got stranded in a desert island, which 3 items would you like to have with you?

What’s your biggest celebrity crush? Why?

Coke or Pepsi? Or “what are you talking about, there’s no difference”?

Favorite time of the year? Why?

Name a music that reminds you of your childhood?

You can only pick ONE book to read (forever), what would it be?