My Life in Books! Book Tag

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Hello!!! Taking advantage of my last night at home, and just having been nominated for this tag by Ashley @Dear World…, I decided that I should so it now, otherwise it would have to wait until Christmas. Thank you Ashley!!! 😀

(oh, I almost missed posting today…)

1. Find a book for each of your initials.

   

Crown of Midnight

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Persuasion

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2. Count your age along your bookshelf – which book is it?

Oh, I’m old! I’m 31, so… Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.

3. Pick a book set in your city/state/country.

Os Maias by Eça de Queirós. I think this is currently the only book I own that goes on in Portugal.

4. Pick a book that represents a destination you would love to travel to.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher‘s Stone by JK Rowling, I mean, who wouldn’t want to travel to Hogwarts?!

5. Pick a book that’s your favorite color.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I love this book colour! This is not my favorite colour in general, but it is on this cover.

6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

As Sete Filhas De Eva or The Seven Daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes. I read this book when I was young and it quite literally changed my life. It’s a non-fiction, in case you’re wondering, and it’s about Mitochondrial DNA (mostly) and how we can trace all our lineages back to Africa and I read it and I knew that I wanted to be involved in this for life. So, I decided I wanted to do Genetics and Human Populations… and I am!

7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?

A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin. This book took me so long, I just wasn’t feeling the characters and I was always getting lost with the names… but I did it!

8. Which book in your TBR pile will you give the biggest sense of accomplishment when you finish it?

Probably The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien! And then The Lord of The Rings trilogy… it’s been in my TBR forever.


I tag EVERYONE! This was fun 😀

Top Ten Tuesday: Finished Series I Have YET to Finish

It’s Tuesday, September 8th, which means that it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:  Finished Series I Have YET to Finish. The thing is, when I start a finish series, I’ll devour it pretty quickly and one book right after the other. So, there aren’t many finished series that I’ve started and have not finished yet. With that in mind, I’ll share the finish series that I want to start until the end of this year.

Top Ten Tuesday

1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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This is in fact the only finished series that I’ve started and have not finished… I’ve only read the first book yet. I will finish it though, I really want to…

 2. Mistborn (the original trilogy) by Brandon Sanderson

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I’m so so curious about this series…

3. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

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Same for this one, the only reason I haven’t bought it yet is because I haven’t found the 3 books at the same moment.

4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

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I do own the first 2 books for a while now, maybe  Christmas will me the right time to get into it.

5. Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

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This will follow, as soon as I finish the Percy Jackson series.

6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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I already have the first book. I bought it super cheap for my kindle! This because I want the hardcover, which are beautiful and expensive. I’ll probably read it on my upcoming trip in October… lots of hours inside airplanes with my Kindle.

7. Penryn and the End of Days by Susan Ee

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Much like the one above, I already own the first book in this series, and I’ll be reading it on my upcoming trip in October as well.

8. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

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I will read at least The Hobbit before the year ends… probably… hopefully…

9. The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness

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I’ve read so many great things about this trilogy that I need to check it out.

10. The Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin

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I’ve been curious about this series for a while, though I don’t know if it’s really my thing. It’s also on the bottom of my To Read List right now.

Farewell Middle Earth… Billy Boyd: The Last Goodbye

Billy Boyd, who gave life to Pippin in The Lord of the Rings trilogy has just released a music, part of the soundtrack of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies. It’s a gorgeous song by itself, but the music video is far beyond amazing, with shot from broth trilogies, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, as well as behind the cameras shots, it’s a proper goodbye to everyone who was a part of both projects… It’s worth watching (and if you hold back the tears, you have done better than me!!!).

I saw the light fade from the sky
On the wind I heard a sigh
As the snowflakes cover my fallen brothers
I will say this last goodbye

Night is now falling
So ends this day
The road is now calling
And I must away
Over hill and under tree
Through lands where never light has shone
By silver streams that run down to the sea

Under cloud, beneath the stars
Over snow one winter’s morn
I turn at last to paths that lead home
And though where the road then takes me
I cannot tell
We came all this way
But now comes the day
To bid you farewell

Many places I have been
Many sorrows I have seen
But I don’t regret
Nor will I forget
All who took the road with me

Night is now falling
So ends this day
The road is now calling
And I must away
Over hill and under tree
Through lands where never light has shone
By silver streams that run down to the sea

To these memories I will hold
With your blessing I will go
To turn at last to paths that lead home
And though where the road then takes me
I cannot tell
We came all this way
But now comes the day
To bid you farewell

I bid you all a very fond farewell