November Wrap Up

A “comme ci comme ça” kind of reading month. Not bad considering the amount of work I had to do for college… But hopefully with the Christmas holidays next month will be better! 🙂

Click on the title of a book to be redirected to the review I wrote about it (not all of them have reviews though).

Highlighted Mondays #4

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Highlighted Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Rebeca at “Books and Messy Buns”. Anyone can join, you just have to do the following:

  • Pick up the book you’re currenlty reading (be it a physical or eletronical copy)
  • Find a sentence you like (because it’s funny or cute or mysterious or whatever  you find interesting)
  • Highlight the sentence
  • Share it (and its book title and author) with the book community 🙂

Note: Please refer the host of the meme (this blog/this post) in your own post and leave a comment down below with a link to your RF so all the participant can have a look and share their thoughts too!

My Highlighted Sentence:


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– from Fifty-two Ways to Love Your Body by Kimber Simpkins

November TBR: Update #4

  • The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden – read
  • Hello? by Liza M. Wiemer – read
  • Blood Promise by Richelle Mead – read
  • The Screaming by David Graham – 200 pages in
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Rigg – read
  • Why They Run The Way They Do: Stories by Susan Perabo
  • A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
  • The Greastest Zombie Movie Ever by Jeff Strand
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Your Were Here by Cori McCarthy
  • Leaving Me Behind by Sigal Ehrlich

Unplanned reads:

  • Dalliance: a collection of poetry and prose by K. Morris – read

Random Fridays #13

Random Fridaysrf  is a weekly meme hosted by Rebeca at “Books and Messy Buns”. Anyone can join, you just have to do the following:

  • Pick up the book you’re currently reading (or read last)
  • Go to this random number generator and insert the total amount of pages in your book
  • Generate a random number
  • Open your book in the page with number you got
  • Repeat step 2 and 3 but with the number of lines in that page
  • Your random sentence is the first sentence in the line with the number you got (it doesn’t matter if the sentence starts a few lines before)
  • Share your sentence, book title and author with the book community 🙂

Note: Please refer the host of the meme (this blog/this post) in your own post and leave a comment down below with a link to your RF so all the participant can have a look and share their thoughts too!

My Random Sentence:

“Cartoons have an habit of getting nasty in the blink of a CGI eye and one can’t trust scrawny little buggers like Remy who’ll sell their granny (sorry Betty) for the next morsel of gourmet foie gras.”

page 108, The Screaming by David Graham

Ramble #21: 500 followers

It’s the 26th of November (Oh really, Rebeca? No kidding) and “Books and Messy Buns” isn’t even 3 months old, yet somehow it has already reached 500 people that enjoyed it enough to stick around.

This makes me so happy guys, you have no idea! Thank you for all your love and support, I really think we are on our way to build a nice little bookish corner here and it would not have been possible without each one of you.

So if you’re reading this, I’m sending you lots of love and a virtual mega hug ❤

Snap Snap Thursdays #13

sstSnap Snap Thursdays is a weekly meme hosted by Rebeca at “Books and Messy Buns”. Anyone can join, you just have to do the following:

  • Pick up the book you’re currently reading (or read last)
  • Take a picture of it
  • Share your picture with the book community 🙂

Note: Please refer the host of the meme (this blog/this post) in your own post and leave a comment down below with a link to your SST so all the participant can have a look and share their thoughts too!

My Picture:

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Ramble #20: Black Friday

I’m so so excited about this week’s Black Friday! For the first time I can remember the bookstores in my city are participating too! 😀

I’m planning on buying Hollow City if it’s on sale. What about you? Is there something you’re planning to buy? Are the bookstores in your city doing Black Friday too? Let me know in the comment section below!

One Sentence Wednesday #13

OnFeatured imagee Sentence Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Rebeca at “Books and Messy Buns”. Anyone can join, you just have to do the following:

  • Pick up the book you’re currently reading (or read last)
  • Think about what it made you feel so far
  • Describe it in one sentence
  • Share your sentence, book title and author with the book community 🙂

Note: Please refer the host of the meme (this blog/this post) in your own post and leave a comment down below with a link to your 1SW so all the participant can have a look and share their thoughts too!

My Sentence:

 
“This one hit me right in the heart!”

– about Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

Teaser Tuesdays #12

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.

Thank you for hosting!

My Teaser:

“The ancient Greeks had words for love the way we have tea selections or café menus. They expected life to include passionate love, playful love, the love you have for a dear friend, love that grows over a long period of time, and even self-love. Passionate love, or Eros, is how we think of love nowadays, but if you never expect to feel romantic love for your body… me neither. Yet all those other kinds of love are totally doable! That’s a lot of love!”

page 31, Fifty-two Ways to Love Your Body by Kimber Simpkins

The Sunshine Blogger Award

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I was nominated for the The Sunshine Blogger Award by the wonderful Franciska from “Life is Sweet in Books”.

Thank you so much Franciska!


Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
  • Put the award logo on your blog
  • Answer the eleven questions from the blogger who nominated you
  • Write eleven new question for your nominees
  • Nominate eleven blogs


Franciska’s Questions:

  • If you had the chance to visit a fictional world where would it be?
  • Wonderland or Underland, from “Alice in Wonderland”.
  • How long does it take you to read a book?
  • It depends on the book and on my mood but generally two days to one week.
  • What is you favourite film?
  • Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain!
  • Who inspires you?
  • Someone from the book world? Hermione Granger.
  • Who is your favourite fictional character?
  • Herminone has been a fave ever since I started reading, but now I think I can add to the list Ruby from “The Darkest Minds” triology, Rose from “The Vampire Academy” series and the Mad Hatter from “Alice in Wonderland”.
  • What new book release are you exited for?
  • I really want to see how the “Throne of Glass” series will end up so basically all the books that Sarah J. Maas has on the way!
  • What book would you recommend to everyone no matter what?
  • “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak, no doubt!
  • Where do you read?
  • Everywhere… On the bus, during classes, when I eat, when I should be sleeping… And I could go on…
  • Where do you buy you books?
  • Either online on bookdepository, on a portuguese bookstore called Bertrand or a french one called Fnac.
  • Library books or buying your own books?
  • Buying my own books if I’m expecting to adore them, library books if I have mixed feelings.
  • What made you want to start blogging?
  • I wanted to discuss books with other people.


My Questions:

  • What is the one book you wouldn’t mind rereading during one whole month?
  • What books or books series would you love to see turned to a TV show?
  • What is your least favourite fictional character?
  • What is your favourite food or drink to have while you’re reading?
  • What was the book that made you start being a bibliophile?
  • What is your favourite season to enjoy a book?
  • Would you rather never be able to read the same book twice or never read anything other than you’re favourite book?
  • How long have you been in the bookish online community?
  • Are you a dog earing book person?
  • Do you belong to any fandom(s)? Which?
  • If you wrote a book what would the genre be?


My Nominees: