1000 WordPress Followers + Giveaway

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Hey guys! Something pretty amazing happened yesterday:

🎉🎉🎉 I reached 1000 WordPress Followers!!! 🎉🎉🎉

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This is huge for me! It wasn’t that long ago that I was hitting the 500 mark, and I honestly just feel so happy about it all. I love you guys! Thank you! You guys are the best!!!

To celebrate I’ll be doing a Giveaway, pretty standard stuff, a book of your choice up to 20$ on Book Depository, open anywhere TBD ships to. The Giveaway will be open from today until June 18th – yep, a whole month! – so participate, and best of luck to you all. Also, hit the comments and let me know which book you would request if you won the giveaway, I’m curious like that 😉 (click on the image below to enter the giveaway).

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GOOD LUCK!!

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?

Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award

Hello again! It’s time for another award! It’s Award Season on WordPress, people!!!

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First and foremost, a huge THANK YOU to ravenblake99 @ Dreamy Addictions for nominating me to the Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award. Go check out the blog 🙂 !!!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site. (done above)
  2. Put the award logo on your blog. (as soon as I’m done with this post)
  3. Answer the questions the tagger has given you.
  4. Nominate ten other bloggers
  5. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.

The Answers:

1. Who is your favorite person in the world except your parents and why?

Ahah, parents are not allowed, but what about the rest of the family? Just kidding! What does a “favorite person” even means? It reminds me of Grey’s Anatomy Meredith and Christina…

Either way, throughout the years I had several favorite persons, some are still important, others not so much. So, if I had to choose, besides my parents, it would probably be my youngest niece. PLEASE, I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT LOVE HERE, I COULD NOT PICK MY NEPHEWS APART IN TERMS OF LOVE!!!! (yes, just in case my mom and eldest nephew are reading this…). Why her then? Again, I love all of my nephews, but she has the hugest personality of anyone I know, and she’s only 7!

2. Your favorite holiday spot?

Holiday, non holiday… Can I pick 3?! London, New York and Paris! On Autumn or Winter!!! Because culture, and coffee, tea, books, museums, parks…

3. Besides reading what do you like to do most?

That’s easy! Watch movies and tv series.

4. How’s your blogging experience up until now?

Really great! 😀 I love checking what everyone is thinking about the things I like, I love discovering new things to obsess about, and I LOVE talking to other bloggers about all of that.

5. Name three of your most highly anticipating books which isn’t published yet?

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Glass Sword, by Victoria Aveyard

A Court of Thorns and Roses #2, by Sarah J. Maas

Lady Midnight, by Cassandra Clare

6. Who is your favorite music artist and also name any three tracks you would recommend from the artist?

Wow, this one is hard! I have mentioned this a couple of times, but I don’t really have a “favorite artist”, it always depends on my moods and what I’m doing at a certain time… Still, I will name a band that I totally love, and that was SO IMPORTANT to me before college: Incubus.

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Wish You Were Here

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7. Describe any one of your happiest moment in your life?

It’s weird the silly things we remember… When I was 12 I stayed living in the North of Portugal with a neighbour, because my mom had to came back to Lisbon and I insisted to finish up my school year there, with all my friends. It was a happy time, I used to go to the movies with my BFF, we would go on her scooter (yes, she was my age)!! It was always great, the feeling of doing something wrong but so innocent at the same time 🙂 … Good times!

8. What do you hate the most?

Hot weather?! Lol! It counts, right?

9. What’s your favorite food?

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Hmmm, this is a hard one… Give me either “arroz de pato” (duck rice), “favas com chouriço” (Favas Bean Chouriço Stew) or “Cozido à Portuguesa” (Portuguese Stew, which isn’t a stew…) and I’ll be a happy woman. Yes, three traditional Portuguese dishes :D!!!

10. Why do you blog?

Because it’s fun and it makes me happy!


Nominations:

Life and Other Disasters (OMG, she’s going to kill me =P )

Been There, Read That

Life of this city girl

Reviews of a Self Proclaimed Bibliophile

BIBLIOPHILE GATHERING

What’s She Reading?

TRANQUIL DREAMS

AVID READERS MEDIOCRE WRITERS 

#LoveBooks 

The Leaning Tower of Tomes


Questions (lets go with a theme, shall we?! Quick and easy!):

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?

Real Neat Blog Award

Hello!!! I’ve been nominated for a Real Neat Blog Award, so first of all, a big thank you to Anne @ ANNE-THOLOGY OF BOOKS, and you should definitely go check out her blog… go here! NOW!!!

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The rules are simple:

1. Thank and tag back the blogger who nominated you

2. Answer the questions he/she did to you

3. Nominate 7 bloggers

4. Ask 7 questions for them to answer


 

 

So, without further ado, here are Anne’s questions (and my answers). Be warned, they are of the personal and deep kind.

  • How have you changed from a year ago?

I haven’t changed all that much, I guess I’m reading more, but personality wise I’m still pretty much the same.

  • Are you content with your life right now? Why?

Content? I guess so… Happy with it? No. I guess I’m at a point when uncertainty is looming and that is never good. I wish I had already finished my PhD and was already on another stage of my life…

  • How has writing/blogging influenced your mood?

Blogging has been a huge influence on my mood, it makes me happier and lighter. It’s a way to vent and let go, talk to other people, and realize that no matter which thing you think you’re alone at, you’re really not.

  • Describe a book pet peeve you have.

Ohhhh, when a book series is not all in the same size or format… it drives me crazy!!!!

  • What character traits do you value most in a person?

Honesty… I have trust issues.

  • What is the difference that causes you to envy someone but admire someone else?

Humility.

  • Simple question this time: favorite candy flavor?

Probably not so easy… lol… I guess I would have to say strawberry (as in strawberry gummies), or watermelon?! I don’t know… I’m actually not very big on candy…


My nominees are (by the way, go check out their blogs… 🙂 ):


 

And my questions to them… they’ll be a tad lighter, I’m not capable of forming rational thoughts in this heat (37ºC here in Barcelona!):

Where would you rather spend a vacation? Beach? Mountain? City? Why?

If you got stranded in a desert island, which 3 items would you like to have with you?

What’s your biggest celebrity crush? Why?

Coke or Pepsi? Or “what are you talking about, there’s no difference”?

Favorite time of the year? Why?

Name a music that reminds you of your childhood?

You can only pick ONE book to read (forever), what would it be?