Siblinghood of the World Bloggers Award #3

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Hello!!! Today I’m doing my third Siblinghood of the World Bloggers Award. Bear with me, ok? It’s going to be a long post… I was nominated by a lot of people, which I will list below, and to all of them: THANK YOU!!!!

Now, I’ll change the rules a bit because that’s 16 nominations, which translates to 160 questions, and no one wants that! So I’ll do a couple of questions per nomination, that’s cool right? 😉

THE RULES:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog in your post.
  2. Answer the questions that the blogger who nominated you has provided.
  3. Nominate ten other bloggers (or up to 10).
  4. Create ten questions for your nominees and notify them of their nominations.

Bridgit @outofthebooks89

1. Which book would you be hesitant to lend out because you’d be scared you wouldn’t get it back?

Probably my Illuminae copy, because it’s the hardcover and it’s beyond gorgeous.

2. Do you prefer e-readers or physical copies of books?

This is such a hard question for me. Until a few months back my answer was an unequivocal “physical copies”, but the truth is that I love to read on my kindle. It’s faster, usually cheaper, and I can jump to another book whenever I feel like it… so… e-reader?!


Jesalin @Life : books, the arts, and nature

1. Marvel or DC? If neither, tell why.

MARVEL without a doubt. I was always more into Marvel, even as a kid. I read comics, and watched cartoons, and loved it. DC was always more “meh”.

2. Are you a vegetarian? If not, have you ever considered being a vegetarian?

I’m not. And I never considered being one, I love meat way too much. Mind you, I almost live without eating it, I usually only eat meat about once a week, while I eat fish a lot more. Still, a lot of my meals don’t include any type of animal protein, but I still couldn’t give it up.


Caroline @BeulerBookReview

1. Favorite pet in fiction?

Clive from Wallbanger, for sure!

2. All time favorite book store? (Argue your case convincingly and maybe I’ll review it)

My favorite bookstore, that I’ve been to anyway, was a Waterstones near UCL in London… heaven! I also loved the one in Reading.


Monique @To Curl Up and Escape

1. When you write your reviews do you plan what you’re going to say or write it out then and there?

A little bit of both? I mean, if there are some strong points I want to make about a certain book, I’ll plan that, but the writing comes at the moment.

2. Do you have to read a book before seeing the movie?

Not really. Most times it happened the other way around, I’ve watched the movie, liked it, and then read the book…


Jordan @I Will Never Own Enough Books

1. Favorite and least favorite Disney Princess.

My favorite has to be Rapunzel – yeah… I really loved Tangled. My least has to be a toss between Snow White and Sleeping Beauty =/, they were boring as hell.

2. What are you studying in college? Or if you aren’t there yet, what do you plan on studying?

I’m still there, lol. Let’s see, I took my degree in Biology, in the field of Microbiology and Genetics, then I did my Masters in Human Evolution and Biology, and now I’m finishing my PhD in Anthropology and Diversity. 😉


Karma @cup of tea with that book, please

1. Has any book made you cry?

How about I tell you the last book that made me cry? Because I do cry a lot… The last one was Isla and the Happily Ever After. I seriously cried on that one.

2. If you were running a country, what book characters would you want to be in your cabinet?

This is so hard! Ok, Warner (Shatter Me), Kai (The Lunar Chronicles), Hermione (Harry Potter), Penryn (Penryn and the End of Days) and Aelin (Throne of Glass).


Kara @Ink and Paper

1. How many books do you have on your bookshelf/to read list?

To freaking many to count.

2. Do you have any books on your bookshelf that you have been meaning to read but will probably never read?

Yes, a few. Some of them were gifts, other some that I bought while I was still reading in Portuguese, and I’m pretty sure that I’ll never get to those.


abookesia

1. Choose a book that you think is very underrated.

The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis. I’ve been saying this for a while now, but you should really read this book!!!

2. Choose a book that you think is very overrated.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner… =/ sorry!


Bianca @Ultimate Fangirl

1. If you could hang out with a book blogger/booktuber for a day, who would they be?

I’m going with book bloggers here, and I would say that I would love to hang out with Kat @Life and Other Disasters and Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much, because we talk every single day!!! 😀 😀 😀

2. Friends or How I Met Your Mother?

Well, Friends, because I’m still not over that crapping ending of How I Met Your Mother!


Rogan @Signing On

1. If you imagine your life a year from now, where do you hope to be?

I hope to be anywhere else in Europe, hopefully working on my field.

2. Do you prefer funny books or sad books?

FUNNY!!!


Tricia @ItIsTrish

1. What was your favorite dinosaur?

It has always been the Brachiosaurus… boring I know ;-).

2. Who was your first celebrity crush?

First, I don’t recall, but I had a huge crush on Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 :D.


Lashaan and Trang @Bookidote

1. If you were stranded on an island, which human fictional character would you want by your side for the rest of your life and why?

Captain Thorne! His sense of humour would come in handy if I had to be there for the REST OF MY LIFE! lol

2. Your favorite fictional character comes to life for a whole day before going back to his or her next adventure; that you know of or not. What would do?

First of all, I would chose for Rowan Whitethorne to come to life, and about what we would do, I’m pleading the 5th :P.


Floriane @flowlessbooks

1. Hardbacks or paperbacks?

I’m a fan of paperbacks, they’re easy to carry, they’re usually cheaper too.

2. Tea, Coffee or chocolate?

TEA!!! All the time. Coffee once at least. Chocolate just to eat :D.


Daniela @Daniela’s Bookshelf

1. Do you prefer Sci-Fi or Fantasy?

Usually fantasy, I can suspend my disbelief easier if it’s fantasy.

2. For you, what is the most important bookish release this year?

Probably The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh, because I really need the sequel and it’s the last book off the series, so it will wrap everything up.


Ronyell @Rabbit Ears Productions Blog

1. What movies are you looking forward to in 2016?

All the Marvel ones. Deadpool, that I watched last week, and Captain America: Civil War mostly.

2. What job do you wish you were working at?

Hmmm, I like what I do. I love doing research, so I just wish that I had already finished my PhD and snagged a good Post-Doc position.


Jasmine @How Useful It Is

1. You only have 2 hours before bedtime: books or movies?

It really depends on my mood, but lately? Books!

2. Have you visit a bookstore during your vacation out of town/country?

Yes. I do it each time I go someplace new, especially if it’s an english language country. Heck, I even went to bookstores in South Korea and Japan :D.

Siblinghood of the World Bloggers Award #2

Hello and welcome back to another Blog Award (August edition – because I have a lot of these posts behind). This time, I was nominated by the lovelies Nicole @NympadoraWinterfell, Kira @FieittyReads and Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much, for the Siblinghood (Sisterhood) of the World Bloggers Award. Once again, I have done this award before, you can see the first one here, but this is always fun ;-)!

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The Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog in your post.
  2. Answer the questions that the blogger who nominated you has provided.
  3. Nominate ten other bloggers (or up to 10).
  4. Create ten questions for your nominees and notify them of their nominations.

Nicole @NympadoraWinterfell questions:

1. Why do you like reading?

Just one reason? I like escaping reality and live all these other lives which are not my own.

2. If you were to choose one book from your “read” list, which ONE would be your favourite read?

Again?! No, No, No… Can I pick one from this last month?! Yeah, so I would go with The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis, I just loved that book to bits.

3. Why did you start blogging in the first place?

Wow, I feel like I’ve answered this question a million times in the last couple of months 😉 … So, to be able to share all my obsessions with stuff like movies, tv shows, traveling, books, …, with other people who might like the same things as me.

4. Do you eat or drink something when you’re reading? What is it?

Hardly ever, when I do, it’s usually tea. However, I do read while I’m eating, which is highly different.

5. What did you do last week? Did you have a good week?

I did nothing! Well, I did come to work almost everyday, I worked a bit, but not as much as I should have… and I stayed in for the weekend, I only left the house to go to the university, supermarket and the gym… boring week!

6. Would you rather watch anime or read manga?

Unfortunately I never read much manga… but I did watch a lot of animes, and still love them, so, that.

7. If you were granted one wish, what would you wish for?

Honestly, I would go back in time and fix a couple of things that still haunt me. Though I know the “risks” of messing with time… 😉

8. What’s your favourite colour and why?

I love orange and grey, don’t know why… I also love them together…

9. If you were to live a life of a book character, who would you be? Why?

I’m sticking with Tessa Gray from The Infernal Devices… she gets to be with the 2 loves of her life, that’s pretty cool! I wouldn’t mind being Feyre (ACOTAR) either, but just after the trials thingy.

10. Dresses or Trackies and shirt?

Not even a doubt, trackies and shirt all the way.


Kira @FieittyReads Questions:

1. Who is your favorite musical artist/band?

I don’t really have a favorite artist or band. Haven’t had one for quite a long time. But I’ll tell you a band that has always been present in my life: Bon Jovi. With 2 older brothers and 1 older sister who spent their adolescence listening to Bon Jovi, I was like 4 or 5 when I became a fan. To this day, the 4 of us still like to listen to it.

2. What’s your opinion on makeup? Do you wear it?

I have a love/hate relationship with makeup. I worked for more than 2 years at ZARA and had to wear makeup-up every day. Sometimes I hated it, because I was never one to use makeup on my day-to-day. So, while I love the way it looks if well done, I don’t use it, unless it’s for going out on special occasions, weddings and that kind of stuff.

3. Do you have any weird or uncommon obsessions?

I don’t think so… (the blog thing isn’t weird or uncommon, right???)

4. What did you have for dinner last night?

Wow, this is a weird question… Green leafs, tomato and cheese salad.

5. Does you family have any holiday traditions? If so, what are they?

Not really traditions, I think… The only thing is, given that I have 3 brothers from my mom’s side, and I’m an only child from my dad’s side, and my parents separated when I was young, I alternate spending the Christmas Eve/Christmas Day with each of them. When my brothers and sister got married, they all started to follow my schedule as well.

6. What book do you think everyone should read before they turn 18?

I’m going to go with a classic answer… Harry Potter!

7. What job do you wish existed? (professional reader, Minister of Magic, etc)

Professional Reader! For sure! I would be all over it right now.

8. What is your favorite thing you’ve tried this year?

Ramen! Technically I’ve tried it for the first time in december, but hey, it counts!

9. What book will you never read?

50 Shades of Gray… sorry, but nope!

10. How do you think you would survive the zombie apocalypse?

I don’t think I would, lol. Or maybe I would… I don’t get outside that much, I don’t talk to that many people face to face… maybe I wouldn’t even realize a zombie apocalypse was going on until way late in the game…

11. What is your favorite movie?

I’m going with the answer I gave yesterday, with my favorite movie growing up: Gone With the Wind.


Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much Questions:

1. What did you want to be when you grew up?

A scientist! 😀 I don’t remember ever wanting to be something else…

2. What’s the song you’re constantly listening to?

I have a lot of old songs that are always on my mp3, but I think I’ll mention a portuguese song: Trovante – Perdidamente.

3. You’re stranded in an island. Which 3 things would you take with you?

My Kindle full of books, 1000 portable batteries and a parasol.

4. If you could go anywhere on the planet, where would you want to go?

For vacations or to live? To live it would be London or New York… a case could be made about San Francisco. To visit, I would love to visit all of Asia… 🙂

5. Are you a dog person or a cat person?

I think I’m more of a dog person, I’m a bit more wary of cats. Though I had a cat for several years…

6. If you could go hang out with 2-3 characters for a day, where would you go (fictional), what would you do and why would you do it?

Ok, my mind automatically jumped to the silver lake pool in the Spring Court in A Court of Thorns and Roses (Sarah J. Maas). I would love to go there with Tamlin, Feyre and Lucien (obviously), and just hang around and do nothing for the day. It’s such a cool scene from the book, is where you finally see Tamlin being himself and relax, and that’s nice :).

7. Name 3-5 fabulous people you met because of blogging 

I’m assuming I can tell people I have only met online, because I never saw any of you in person…

8. Did you have a book that meant a lot to you as a child?

Nope, if I did, I don’t remember. I always had books, but they never meant much to me. The first book that I remember falling totally in love for was Os Lusiadas, by Luis de Camões.

 

9. What book were you “forced” to read in highschool but ended up loving?

Probably the one above! I don’t actually remember being really forced to read it, it was more like: “you have to read this this year” “OK :D” – LOVE IT!

10. A book you keep recommending you everyone you meet?

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda and ACOTAR, probably…


Questions:

I’m going to repeat the questions from the first time I did this award, ok?! 😀

  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?

Nominations:

If you’ve done this award or if you just don’t want to do it, feel free to ignore this, ok?!