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 🙂 .

Real Neat Blog Award #3

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Hello fellow bloggers. Today I’m bringing you a Blog Award post, my third Real Neat Blog Award!!! I would like to thank  Jessica @Mud and Stars, Flo @flowlessbooks, Amy @CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER and Jesse @Books at Dawn for nominating me – THANKS GUYS!!! You should go check out each and everyone of these blogs, ok?

The rules:

  • Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.wpid-real-neat-blog-award
  • Answer the 7 questions the nomination has provided.
  • Nominate 7 other bloggers.
  • Create 7 questions for your nominees

Now, as I’ve mentioned, this is my third time doing this award, so I won’t be nominating anyone, ok? I’ve done quite a few awards in the past few months and I don’t know which awards each blogger had, so for now I’m not nominating anyone.

As I’ve been nominated by a few people, I might skip some answers and reply 4 from each one instead of the 7 asked, ok?

On to the questions…


Jessica @Mud and Stars asked:

1. What would be the one book you’d recommend to someone who says they don’t like reading?

This is a tough one… I would say Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. It’s an easy and fun read, which deals with serious subjects. And given that the book is divided into normal format and e-mail format, it’s not only easy, but also unique.

2. How many books have you read this year, and how many are you aiming to read by the end of 2015?

So far, 60 😀 !!! I’m quite happy with that number, but I’m aiming to reach at least 75 by the end of the year.

3. Which book on your shelf has the most beautiful cover?

I love the Shatter Me series covers. LOVE THEM! So for me, those are my favorite covers for sure. They are just so gorgeous, and shiny, and Oh My… those colours…

4. Which main character from a book do you think is most similar to you?

Hmmmmm, ok, this is really though. I’m probably a mix between Lincoln from Attachments, with Cath from Fangirl, and something else that I can’t quite identify. To sum it up, Rainbow Rowell knows me best.


Flo @flowlessbooks asked:

1. What is your 2015 favorite read so far ?

Is it too much of a cliché if I say Queen of Shadows?! Because yeah… that’s probably the one… But I read so many fantastic books this year…

     

   

2. Which book deserves more hype in your opinion ?

I think I said the same thing yesterday, but The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis, totally deserves all the attention, because that book is just amazing.

    

   

3. What is the most original book you read ?

Did I mention that I read some pretty freaking amazing books this year? Yeah? But I think the most original one I read was More Happy Than Not, by Adam Silvera. That twist!

   

   

4. Book boyfriend/girlfriend ?

Can I have 2? It would be Jem from The Infernal Devices and Rowan from the Throne of Glass series. Now, I know these two guys are nothing alike, but they would both fit very well with my personality. Also, they are both gorgeous and sexy (and you just know that they have a LOT to offer). Also, the silver hair… maybe I have a thing for silver hair…

      


Amy @CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER asked:

1. If you could live in any time period which would you choose?

I would love to visit some points in the past, but I don’t think I could live in there, so I would chose the present or near future. There’s no way I could live without my running water and plumbing systems…

2. E-readers or physical books?

For a long time I was dead set against e-readers, and now, I’ll admit, that my Aelin (name I gave my Kindle – I will soon change it to “Fire-breathing bitch-queen”) is like my best friend. I read faster on my kindle too, and it holds so many books. Still, nothing can quite beat the feel of a physical book in my hands, the way it feels and smells… so, I’ll say physical 😉 .

3. What’s the last film you went to see at the cinema?

I haven’t been to the movies in a while month?! That’s unacceptable! The last one I saw in the theatre was The Man from UNCLE, which I loved.

4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years time? What would your ideal life be like?

In the best case scenario, I see myself holding a postdoc position, possible my second or third, ideally in London (or some place cold). It would be nice to have someone by then, lol. My ideal life though, would be to win the lottery tomorrow, play up all of my parents debts, and disappear for a year and travel the world, alone. Then find a job in my field, invest some money into a bookstore and just live day after day.


Jesse @Books at Dawn asked:

1. You’ve been in a relationship with your man/women and things are getting serious, but out of the blue they ask you to choose them or your books. Which do you choose and why?

Are you kidding me Jesse? What kind of question is this one? I would never be with a person that would make me choose between anything I loved. If a person puts you in a position where you have to chose, they’re not right for you… at least that’s what I think. So, damn the guy, I’m keeping my books!

2. You’re being held at gunpoint but the shooter says he will set you free if you burn three of your books. Which three would you choose?

First of all, I would make very clear that I believe that burning books is a sacrilege. But at gunpoint, whatcha gonna do, right? Then I would finally say 3 books that I wasn’t particularly fond of: Girl Online by Zoe Sugg, Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek (A Memoir) by Maya Van Wagenen and Digital Fortress by Dan Brown (because I have 2 physical copies of this book).

                 

3. With wanting more diversity in books nowadays, what is one aspect you believe should be represented more and why?

Mental illness. I think there’s still a huge stigma concerning it, and it affects so many people nowadays, that it should totally be represented more.

4. Your favorite author is going to call you for a once in a lifetime chance to talk. You can only ask them one question. Who is the author and what is the question? Why?

I would be pretty stupid about it, lol, I would definitely want to get a call from Sarah J. Maas today and I would asked her with whom Aelin will end up with. To make it clear, I’m ok with either choice she has (or will have in the future), I just want to make sure that my baby Rowan is ok with her choices too… 😉


And that’s a wrap people… 😉

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?