Snap Snap Thursdays #28

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
    • Make a post in your own blog where you share the photo and link back to my blog as the host
  • Share the link to your post in the comments’ section here for the book community to see 🙂

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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March Wrap Up

Not even nearly perfect, but still a lot better than February 😉

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

One Sentence Wednesday #28

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
    • Make a post in your own blog where you share your sentence and link back to my blog as the host
  • Share the link to your post in the comments’ section here for the book community to see 🙂

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:

“A book that is supposed to be about creativity but turned out to be about living life to the fullest.”

– about Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Highlighted Mondays #19

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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
  • Make a post in your own blog where you share your highlighted sentence and link back to my blog as the host
  • Share the link to your post in the comments’ section here for the book community to see 🙂

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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– The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever by Jeff Strand

Interested in reading my review of this book? Check it out here!

Predict My Life In Books Tag

I was tagged to do the Predict My Life In Books Tag by the lovely host of “The Orang-utan Librarian”.

Thank you so much for tagging me!


Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who tagged you, linking back to their site
  • Answer the eight points
  • Tag other bloggers to do the tag


My Answers:

  • Who will be your soulmate?

 

Jace Herondale from The Mortal Instruments series. I don’t even need to think twice! I just wouldn’t like to have Clary’s life… the boyfriend though, I would not hesitate! He has the exact type of humor and sarcasm that I love and don’t get me started on his looks… I always imagine him looking like a teenage Alex Pettyfer, my number one crush since I was 12.

  • How will you two meet?

 

We will bump in to each other at the most famous bookstore in my city, which is an attraction to a lot of turist due to its beauty. But we would meet at a time of the day where there were mostly locals there and the environment was quiet and calm.

  • Where will you live?

 

Alicante. But we would each travel everyday to his city and mine for work and appointments and then go back home at the end of the day to be together.

  • What job will he have?

 

I would be a Computer Engineer as I’m supposed to be “in real life” and he’d be a sculptor. He would travel a lot looking for different woods and metals. You could see the passion on his work and how he always stayed up late to perfect it. In those nights I would bring him a cup of hot chocolate. (I don’t understand anything about sculpture so please ignore me if I’m saying stupid things!) Sometimes he would go hunting demons with Alec and Izzy.

  • Fill the gaps (how any kids will you have? how will you die? etc)

We would have three kids, two girls and one boy. We would live a long happy life, travel a lot, teach our kids archery, go on long walks. And we would die on sunny and warm days (plural because it’s a day for each of us), surrownded by our family and feeling satisfied with the life we lead.

My Tags:

Highlighted Mondays #18

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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
  • Make a post in your own blog where you share your highlighted sentence and link back to my blog as the host
  • Share the link to your post in the comments’ section here for the book community to see 🙂

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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– The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever by Jeff Strand

Interested in reading my review of this book? Check it out here!

Ramble #30: I live in Hogwarts

Yes, I do I do I do. And if I caught you’re attention then keep on reading:

If you’ve been on my blog for a while (or if you stalked it enough since you’re been here) then you know I’m a Portuguese girl currently living in the city of Porto, in the north of Portugal. Now if you google a bit about J. K. Rowling’s life you’ll easily find out that she lived in Porto too for a while (she even married a Portuguese man and had a daughter here). Want to know what else Jo did here? She started writing The Harry Potter Saga.

Now I’ve known this for a few years but only in the past year did I start noticing some similarities between my city and its costumes and the Harry Potter world. I’m more in love with Porto as time passes by and the girl that wanted to get away is starting to thing she doesn’t want to let go… But on to what you actually want to read about! Here is a list of the things I found in Porto that make it the original Hogwarts in my mind:

Hogwarts Uniforms

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Here in Portugal we have a tradition in college called “Praxe”. It’s not compulsory but a lot of students like to join in. It’s supposed to be a way of integrating the first year students (although some people take it a bit too far sometimes, but hey… Slytherins…(I’m just kidding, peace guys peace)). For that tradition students use a uniform almost on a daily basis (it’s our academic uniform so to speak, “traje académico” in portuguese). Take a look and see if it seems familiar!

 

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Hogwarts Grand Staircase

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One of the main tourist attractions in Porto is our oldest and most beautiful bookstores. You better believe I would bet all my books on how Jo went there! Take a look at Lello Bookstore’s staircase and draw your own conclusions:

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Hogwarts Houses

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Hogwarts has colors depending on the house of the student, in Porto we have colors depending on the degree’s subject of the student. We use them in stripes attached to our uniform bags. Mine is a brownish-red, because I’m in Engineering. The student in this picture must be in International Relatioships:

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The next points are a lot more subtle but I added them to the list anyway…

Gryffindor’s Lion

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In front of Porto’s University Main Building (where the college director works) you can find an important fountain where students spend a lot of time around chatting and laughing. It’s also were some of  the “Praxe” ceremonies happen. Supposedly there’s a statue similar to this in front of Dumbledore’s office.

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Slytherin’s Salazar

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I’ve recently also heard a theory that Salazar Slytherin’s character was inspired by the 50’s portuguese dictator António de Oliveira Salazar.

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What are your thoughts on all of this? Share them in the comments, I’m really curious to hear what you guys think of it!