My Intimidating TBR Pile Tag

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Hello people. It«s saturday, which means it’s time for another book tag. This time I’m doing My Intimidating TBR Pile Tag, and I was tagged by the awesome Keira @Signing On, go check out her tag and blog.


What book have you been unable to finish?

I’ve been unable to finish The Iliad by Homer, so far, but I fully intend to try again. I started reading the portuguese translation a long time again, and at the time I wasn’t sleeping enough and I had a long train ride, and somehow the book put me to sleep every single day. I love mythology and I think one of the issues for me it’s that the translation is in prose instead of poem… like most of them. I don’t get why that is…


What book have you yet to read because you just haven’t had the time?

One of the books I’ve been meaning to read but haven’t been able to find the time is Night Owls or The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett. I do want to read it, bad, but time, oh time…

(this book is also one the most gorgeous books I own)


What book have you yet to read because it is a sequel?

I don’t know if I quite get the question, but ok. So, I need to finally read A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3) by George R.R. Martin, eventually… some day. Soon. I really loved book 1 and book 2, though that one was a little harder to get through. Why are all the sames so similar?


What book have you yet to read because it is brand new?

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I’ve had it for a couple of weeks now, but I still haven’t been able to get to it.

Soon, I promise.  


What book have you yet to read because you read a book by the same author and didn’t enjoy it?

Probably The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner #2) by James Dashner. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy The Maze Runner, it’s just that it didn’t made me pick up the second book, even though it was right there, sitting on my shelf…


What book have you yet to read because you’re just not in the mood for it?

Another one that has been sitting on my shelf for a long long time… Inferno by Dan Brown. I do want to read it before the movie comes out though, so I guess I should consider doing it sooner rather than later.


What book have you yet to read because it is humongous?

For this one I clearly have to say the biggest book on my shelf, and that is Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. This one I doubt that I’ll get to anytime soon. In truth, I’m not sure if it will ever happen.

  


What book Have you yet to read because it was a cover buy that turned out to have poor reviews?

Hmmm, so I bought Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs not only because the cover and the book itself is interesting and beautiful, but because I saw a couple of good reviews. Then I started to read not so stellar reviews and now I’m pretty sure that the book is not really my thing.


What is the most intimidating book in your TBR pile?

Probably Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I love the show, LOVE IT, and I’m 100% sure that I’ll love the book. However, this book is huge and I’m scared of it. Scared!

And this is even though I own the digital version…


I Tag:

Everyone who wants to do this tag 😀 !

Outlander Season 2 Sneak Peek

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Outlander will be back in April 9!! Starz also released the season 2 trailer, which you can see below, and wow, that looks intense. It’s time for me to finally finish season one, because then I won’t have to suffer the wait! 😀

When Shadowhunters and Scottish hotties collide!

I’m fangirling like crazy right now!

So… Cassandra Clare just announced the narrator for the audiobook of Fiery Trial, the eighth novella of the Tales from Shadowhunter Academy, and it’s none other than Outlander (super) hottie Sam Heughan (JAMIE (FREAKING) FRASER from Outlander!!!)!!!

I’m thinking that this one is well worth the audiobook money…

Outlander is back tonight!

OMG, has it been 6 months already?! Well, I’m super happy that Outlander is finally back, so today I’m planning an Outlander marathon, watching all 8 episodes of the first part of the season…

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So, I’ll finally be watching episode 8, I did not watch it at the time ’cause it would feel to final and then the wait would be worst, so today is the day 😉 !!!

Outlander gets a return date

The first part of the first season isn’t even over yet, and I’m already suffering with withdrawal. Still, now Starz has given us a date, yupppiii! Claire and Jamie Fraser will return on Saturday, April 4th, 2015. Yeah… it’s 6 months from now… 6! I honestly don’t know what I’ll do, I guess I’ll have to read the books 😉 !

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2014/15-TVshows Week planning!

The season of 2014/15 TVshows is officially open! There are so many shows, that sometimes it’s hard to keep track when each one airs, so, here is how my week looks in terms of shows that I watch and intend to follow this season (some I still have to catch up, but I’ll get there)…

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Outlander’s Skye Boat Song

I’m still in a deep state of awe over the last episode of Outlander (such a perfect hour of television), but in the meantime, I can’t get the music out of my head!

Sing me a song of a lass that is gone
Say, could that lass be I?
Merry of soul she sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye

Billow and breeze, islands and seas
Mountains of rain and sun
All that was good, all that was fair
All that was me is gone

Sing me a song of a lass that is gone
Say, could that lass be I?
Merry of soul she sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye

A much needed Saturday!

When did Saturday became my most awaited day on TV? Usually there’s nothing good on TV on saturdays, but hey, now we have Doctor Who, Outlander and Sailor Moon!!! =D

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Man, I’m in real need of a day off! Between working all of August, having a conference, and lot of deadlines, I’m exhausted… I’m so looking forward to a day of doing nothing and playing Sims 4 (if I ever manage to get over the error that the website is giving me when I try to buy the game).

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Still, I’m being too optimistic here, I have 2 days to present results I haven’t obtained yet, and 5 days to present a yearly report that I haven’t finished, so my best guess is that I’ll end up working most of the day, whether here or at the lab. 

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So… here is to a good day, a good Saturday (I’m not even being ambitious enough to ask for a whole weekend…). I just have to hold on for 5 more days, then I’ll be home for a brilliant amount of 4 days!! Eheh! 4 days of running around in Portugal, I’ll wager I’ll get here on the 15th more tired than the day I’ll leave 😉 !!!! 

Outlander… I’m hooked!

Once again, I’m a bit late to the party. But hey, saturday I arrived from Basel and was pretty beat up and realized I needed to watch something good, so, I had the three episodes released so far of Outlander and I just thought: “This is a good moment as any!”. So, while having dinner (which mainly consisted of pre-prepared thing, since I had no time to do any shopping), I started episode one… and that was it! Between some phrases that I couldn’t understand, and some gaelic that I definitely have no idea what it means, I was completely hooked!

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Amazingly done, great scenery, great acting, great kilts… yeah… I might be a little bit in love with those kilts (obviously not the guy in the pic who wears them so well…). I’m so curious to read the books – whenever I finish the current series and the 2 others I have lying and waiting. Have you watched it? You should!