Book Traveling Thursdays: A Book With a Lot of Food!

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Hello, welcome back to another Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. The goal is to share the covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group, indicating the original cover, the one of your country, your favorite and least favorite.

This week’s theme is “Almost everyone loves to snack while reading. Choose a book that Focuses on Food, Eating, or Cooking“. For today I’m using P.S. I Still Love You (To All The Boys I Loved Before #2) by Jenny Han, because there’s a whole lot of baking there… Lara Jean loves to bake.


Original COver:

I love the original US cover!

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

                                           

I’m so glad that they used the original cover for the Portuguese and Spanish editions, though I like the font in the portuguese version better.

Favorite COVER(s):

                                          

I love the UK edition, because the spine is amazing, and then I really love the original one.

LEAST FAVORITE COVER(s):

My least favorite is the Romanian cover, I really don’t like the font and size of Jenny Han’s name, it takes away way too much of the title.

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge (6): Day 3

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Hello! I was tagged, for the 6th time (a while ago), to to the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge, and because I honestly love this challenge, here we go again! Thank you so much to CJ @Not Another Dumb Blonde for tagging me for this, you guys should check out her blog, yeah?

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day. (6th time!!!)

For the third day I’ll give a quote from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I really liked this duology, and it has some great quotes. Here is my review.

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The Ben ‘n’ Jerry’s Book Tag

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Hello guys! Today I bring you a new book tag, the Ben ‘n’ Jerry’s Book Tag, created by Aimal @Bookshelves & Paperbacks, and she was kind enough to nominate me to do this – thank you so much Aimal. So, here we go…

1. Vanilla Caramel Fudge: pick a light, fluffy contemporary 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han is the definition of light, fluffy contemporary. And it’s so good!!!

2. Mint Chocolate Cookie: a new release that you wish everybody would read

I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but the answer has to be The One Thing (Marci Lyn Curtis). If you haven’t read this book, I ask you: what the hell are you waiting for?

3. Karamel Sutra Core: a last book in a series that you were completely satisfied with

I was super satisfied with the ending of The Infernal Devices. Clockwork Princess was an amazing book, and even though I wouldn’t have minded to have another 10 books about Jem, Tessa and Will, I was happy with the resolution and about knowing that it wasn’t the last time I would be reading about any of them.

4. Cherry Garcia: an ending that was bittersweet

So many books have bittersweet endings… but today, I’ll go with Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I loved the ending, but I’ll admit that I would like to know if they ever find their way to one another again.

5. Strawberry Shortcake: a book containing your OTP of OTPs

I have too many OTPs to count (actually, I’m thinking about making a list of them, what do you guys think?). Either way, like I was saying, too many to count, but I’ll drop my most recent favorite obsession, and that is Penryn and Raffe from the Penryn & the End of Days trilogy. Guys, the last book is killing me!!!


6. Milk and Cookies: two authors that if they collaborated, they would go perfectly together

I’ll redirect you to a recent Top Ten Tuesday post, because I think that any pairing I put in there would be pretty perfect! – Go HERE!!!

7. Boston Cream Pie: a book that had you turning your pages late into the night

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi. I went to sleep when the sun was coming up, it was a wild ride and totally worth it, because this book… wow… wow!!!! Not only did it keep me up all night, it also gave me the biggest book hangover I ever had! It was days before I could stop myself going through its pages re-reading certain chapters… To be honest, it only stopped because the book went to Portugal.

8. Chocolate Therapy: a book that makes you feel better after a long day of life

I’ll go with You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), Felicia Day’s memoir, because this book made me laugh and smile and cry, but it also made me feel less alone. She’s brilliant and I highly recommend this book.

9. Coffee, Coffee, Buzzbuzzbuzz!: a book not yet released that you can’t wait to get your hands on

There are MANY books coming out that I need right now, but most of all I need The Rose and the Dagger the sequel to The Wrath and the Dawnby Renee Ahdieh, because of that ending. That ending tore me apart!!! I need to know that Khalid is Ok, that Shazi is OK, that Shazi is going back, what she’ll do with her magic, how they’re going to break the curse, …, and I need to see Despina and Jalal actually talking. So yeah… I need it!


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Book Traveling Thursdays: My Favorite Bookish Family

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Hello, welcome back to another Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. The goal is to share the covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group, indicating the original cover, the one of your country, your favorite and least favorite.

This week’s theme is “Because Family Matters choose a book that features your favorite bookish family!“. This one is easy, because my favorite bookish family is (and probably will always be) the Weasleys from the Harry Potter series. But I’ve used Harry Potter before, and I don’t want to use it again so soon, so I’m going with another book that has an awesome family: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han.


Original COver:

This is the cover I own, I love the design of this cover, it screams sweet and fluffy and I love it.

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

                                     

Shocking moment here, this book is already translated to Portuguese! WOW! And in spanish as well! I do like the Portuguese cover slightly better than the spanish one though, I guess the font is more true to the original one.

Favorite COVER(s):

Ok, this one is the british edition. As just the cover, I like the american one (original) slightly better, however, as the whole effect of the book, I like the british edition better and that’s mostly because of its spine – this one has a blue spine and it’s gorgeous.

LEAST FAVORITE COVER(s):

I could only find one country that didn’t use the awesome Lara Jean image above, and that country was Poland. So, the polish edition automatically goes here… it’s not good!

September Book Haul

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Another month gone. Wow, time is flying! Anyway, this month’s books… Let’s start with the physical books that I’ve acquired this month:

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septbookhaul1Queen of Shadows (Sarah J. Maas)

The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy (Jenny Han)

Cinder (Marissa Meyer)

Scarlet (Marissa Meyer)

Cress (Marissa Meyer)

The Selection (Kiera Cass)

The Elite (Kiera Cass)

The One (Kiera Cass)

Landline (Rainbow Rowell)


septbookhaul2I also bought several eBooks this month, super cheap 😀 :


Daughter of Smoke and Bone
(Laini Taylor)

Angelfall (Susan Ee)

Every Last Word (Tamara Ireland Stone)

Playing the Player (Lisa Brown Roberts)

The Boyfriend Thief (Shana Norris)

A Summer Like No Other (Elodie Nowodazkij)

Exit Stage Left (Gail Nall)

Finding Cinderella (Colleen Hoover)


septbookhaul3And finally, I got 3 books from Netgalley:

Your Voice Is All I Hear (Leah Scheier)

Rikki (Hart University) (Abigail Strom)

The New Year’s Wish (Dani-Lyn Alexander)


This is it! My September book haul, a bit bigger than I anticipated… 20 books 😳 !

 

Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

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Hello, welcome to another Book Tag. I saw this a while back in Casey’s blog, @Inspired By The Page, and she was kind enough to tag me in the comment section.

Here are the rules

  1. Pick any five books randomly (or not randomly, your choice).
  2. The first name you see when you flip open the book on a random page, will be the person who is the answer to the question.
  3. Each book must answer two questions.

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Given that I have limited choices of books with me – most of my read books are back in Portugal,  these were the chosen ones:

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#1: The first person to die? 

Ignite Me – KenjiKenji

No, no, no, no… Kenji would never be the first person to die, no way, he has mad skills and he can become invisible. Given that Zombies are not exactly known for their brains (no pun intended), they wouldn’t be able to find him. So, no way that Kenji would go down first.

#2: The person you trip to get away from the zombies?

LukeCity of Ashes – Luke

Again, there’s no way I would such a thing to Luke… I love Luke to death, he’s one of my favorite characters from this series, so there’s no way that I would trip him. He WOULD totally sacrifice himself though…

#3: The first person to turn into a zombie?

peterkP.S. I Still Love You – Peter K.

Hmmmm, I guess I could see that… Poor Peter, he wouldn’t deserve it though.

#4: The person that trips YOU to get away from the zombies?

Heir of Fire – Chaol

I don’t think so… unless it was between me and Dorian, I don’t see Chaol doing that, I might not ship him with Aelin, but he’s a good guy.

#5: The idiot of the team?

shaziThe Wrath and The Dawn – Shahrzad

Well, NO! If there’s one thing that this girl is not, is idiot… I mean, she managed what so many didn’t… so, nop. (this game is not being very accurate…)

#6: The “brains” of the team?

warnerIgnite Me – Warner

Wow, finally something I can get on board with. Of course Warner would be the brains, he’s pretty damn smart and with a tactic and military kind of mind… yep, nailed this one!

#7: The team’s medic?

JaceCity of Ashes – Jace

LOL! Hmmm, I’m having such a hard time picturing this one, Jace a medic? No way! Unless the patient was Clary, I don’t see him bandaging anyone. He’s not even the best at drawing Izrates…

#8: The weapons expert?

P.S. I Still Love You – Margot

LLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOLLLLLLLLLL!!!! I’m sorry, can she trade places with Jace? Because that would be more accurate and believable.

#9: The brawler?

Heir of Fire – Manon

Yep, yep, yep! I can see this. Totally! Manon likes her fights, and she likes to win.

#10: The Team Captain?

tariqThe Wrath and The Dawn – Tariq

I will admit, that I opened the book randomly 5 times to see if ANY other name popped up instead of Tariq, but all the freaking times, his freaking name come out. How is it even possible? Tariq would be a lousy Team Captain. He’s too focused on his own personal needs to think of what’s best for the “team” (and by team, I totally mean Shazi!)

To sum it all up…

  • First to die: Kenji
  • Person I trip: Luke
  • First to turn into a zombie: Peter K.
  • Person who trips me: Chaol
  • The idiot: Shahrzad
  • The brains: Warner
  • The medic: Jace
  • The weapons expert: Margot
  • The brawler: Manon
  • The captain: Tariq

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Most of these were misses, but it sure was fun! Consider yourself tagged if you want to do this one 😀

Top Ten Tuesday: Perfect Male Specimens 101

It’s Tuesday again! Where is the time going?! o_O … So it means, it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, and today’s theme is: Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught X 101. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

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I have to admit that I was a bit at a lost here, I had no idea what to write about, but luckily Kat @Life and Other Disasters, gave me a fantastic idea, she said “Or books that have the perfect fictional crush in them.” and I LOVED IT! With that in mind, welcome to my Top Ten Books with Perfect Male Specimens 101.

1. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

By now it comes to no surprise to anyone, but I have a huge crush on James Carstairs. But these books have multiple sources of perfect (or close to it) male specimens, being Will Herondale a perfect example of a man who makes most of the book community swoon (am I right?). Other perfectly good example, for me, of a swoon-worthy man in this series is Gideon Lightwood (the scones under the bed… wow). Between Jem, Will and Gideon, a lot of crushable guys here.

2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Levi is as crush-worthy as they come. I couldn’t stop myself from loving the hell out of him in Fangirl, even when he kind of messes up, because his character feels so real and so absolutely perfect. He always sees the bright side of things and people, he’s always happy, and the poor guy can’t stay away from the girl he loves for one single day… wow.

3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

77493_originalWe (all of us who have read Sarah J. Maas books) can all agree that she’s a master at creating men, especially Fae hunks. Now, all the 3 main males from this book are pretty swoon-worthy, and I’m not even mentioning how gorgeous and hot they are, but I’m super partial to Tamlin…

Poor Tamlin, who has forgotten how to flirt, who thinks that “your hair is clean” is enough for… something… oh, but he learns! Soon it’s all “let’s go for a swim” “dance for me” and all those other stuff, so yeah, pretty crushable (especially from all of Feyre’s accounts of their intimate moments).

Then we have Lucien (the red hair kills me), who left his family and all he had for his love. WOW! And then Rhysand, the most beautiful man that Feyre has even seen – and she lives with Tamlin and Lucien. Rhys is kind of amazing and full of potential, I just want to see more of him.

4. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Romance is never the main plot of this book, but the perfectness that is Elias is hard to ignore. This guy, who has trained to be a ruthless killer for years on end, has so much more to him… he’s kind, compassionate, he doesn’t want to kill, or fight, he just wants to be free. He’s attracted to his BFF but doesn’t act on it because he doesn’t want things to be weird and he doesn’t want to lose her. He helps a slave (and something more than help…)… The whole time I was reading about him, I couldn’t help but sigh and swoon.

5. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

It will be weird if you haven’t read this book before, so you really need to take this class seriously and read it, only then will you understand why a guy who has all his wives murdered at dawn can be so perfect and honestly, one of the most perfect male specimen that I found in any kind of books.

But trust me, Khalid is perfect, truly perfect! Again, once you ignore the fact that all his brides die. But the relationship he has with Shazi, and the kind of love he has for her, is seriously relationship goal.

6. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han

One name people, Peter K.! This guy is seriously swoon worthy – I feel kind of weird saying this because he’s definitely way too young for me. But he’s so sweet and he cares so much, that it’s impossible not to fall a bit in love with him while reading these books.

7. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

Remember when I said in point 3 how amazing Sarah J. Maas is at creating fictional men? It doesn’t end there. Throne of Glass is full of amazing men, all of them are pretty hot and pretty great. I’m a bit more partial to Dorian (prince, fights for what he loves, etc) and Rowan (200 years suffering for a lost love), but you might like Chaol better and that’s totally ok, because he’s pretty amazing as well. Or maybe Aedion?! I know Aedion rocks my boat, but that’s just me… Not even going to mention Sam, because I haven’t read The Assassin’s Blade yet.

8. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Come on, a list of books with perfect men, you couldn’t really expect that I wouldn’t include the one fictional character that has been driving women crazy for more than 100 years, right?! Oh Yeah, the one and only, Mr. Darcy! I don’t think I need to explain this one…

9. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

I just find Lincoln pretty perfect, because I relate so much to him. The way he loves is so full and complete…

And I think Christine and Beth say it best:

“Every woman wants a man who’ll fall in love with her soul as well as her body.”

“I didn’t know someone could love me like this,” she said. “Could love me and love me and love without…needing space.”

10. The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis

Mason Milton, people! Read this book, for real, as soon as it is out. It’s so worth it!

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

 

This week’s theme is: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From. Interesting!!! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I always read throughout my life, but never as much as now, so I haven’t read a lot of books from the same authors…

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Let the countdown begin!

1. Ana Maria Magalhães and Isabel Alçada (at least 13 books)

Who are these people, you ask? Well, every country has it’s own children’s books, right? In Portugal we have a series called Uma Aventura (An Adventure), written by these lovely ladies, that started out in 1982 and is still going strong, it now has 52 books! Yep, they’re very prolific! I stopped reading these a while back, and as these books are stuffed in a box somewhere in my storage room back home, I have no idea exactly how many of them I read, but I can remember reading at least 13, which makes them number one on this list!

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And probably many more…

2. J. K. Rowling (11 books)

Queen Jo Rowling gets a second place on the list (and this is without her books that I still have to read…). She gets this spot due to her 7 Harry Potter books, 3 companion books and Very Good Lives.

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3. Cassandra Clare (10 books)

This one was obvious, and she’s not on top because I’m still to read the codex and the Shadowhunters Academy novellas, but as soon as her new book drops, she’ll probably be on top.

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4. Dan Brown (5 books)

Dan Brown has 5 books on this list, the only one of his that I’ve not read yet is Inferno. The first four covers are in portuguese, because I read those books in my mother language. It was a crazy time when The Da Vinci Code came out, I read his previous 3 books soon after, and when The Lost Symbol came out, I was not willing to wait for the portuguese edition… it contributed a lot to me just reading in english nowadays.

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5. Rainbow Rowell (4 books)

I’ve said that Rainbow Rowell is my spirit animal, I’ve only read 4 books from her, because that’s all there is 😦 !!!

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6. Sarah J. Maas (4 books)

Sarah J. Maas is a very recent love, and she will climb this list a few places in just a few weeks, as soon as I read The Assassin’s Blade and Queen of Shadows!

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7. Stephenie Meyer (4 books)

The whole Twilight saga is four books. I actually read most of The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide, but I don’t think I finished it, so I’m not counting it…

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8. Suzanne Collins (3 books)

The Hunger Games trilogy.

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9. Jenny Han (2 books)

I’ve only read two books by Jenny Han, though I want to give The Summer I turned Pretty a chance…

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10. Jane Austen (2 books)

I still have a few left to read… I intend to read at least one more of her books until the end of this year!

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11. George R.R. Martin (2 books)

I’ve only read the first two books from A Song of Ice and Fire, though I want to finish the series! I started book 3 a while back, but wasn’t feeling it, so I dropped it, I might want to think about picking it up again.

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It is likely that I might have miss someone in here, given than I don’t always recall books that I’ve read a while ago (and I’m not home to look at my shelf). I know I’ve read at least 2 Kathy Reich’s books, but I don’t even recall their names, so…

See you next week!

July Wrap-Up

And that’s it, July ended and we’re already in August… how the hell did that happen?! o_O

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Back at the beginning of this month I has set up reading 6 books this month, as you can see on my July TBR. I have failed! I had meant to read:

1. P.S. I Still Love You (Jenny Han)

2. An Ember in the Ashes (Sabaa Tahir)

3. Throne of Glass (Sarah J. Maas)

4. Crown of Midnight (Sarah J. Maas)

5. Heir of Fire (Sarah J. Maas)

6. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender (Leslye Walton)

I ended up not reading Heir of Fire or The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender due to lack of time.

But I did read:

1. P.S. I Still Love You (Jenny Han)

2. An Ember in the Ashes (Sabaa Tahir)

3. Throne of Glass (Sarah J. Maas)

4. Crown of Midnight (Sarah J. Maas) (review coming soon)

5. Bossypants (Tina Fey) – I actually listened to the audiobook – my very first audiobook! (Review coming soon)

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All in all it was a bad month in terms of time to read, but the books themselves were amazing, I only wished I had had the time to get to Heir of Fire, but worry not, I’ll be done with it by this time next week. I’ll be posting my August TBR later today.