TTT: Bookish Worlds I’d Want to/Never Want to Live In

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 out of a love of lists. It recently changed to That Artsy Reader Girl and that’s where you can find the topics for each Tuesday.

This week’s topic is:

Bookish Worlds I’d Want to/Never Want to Live In

This is such a cool topic! For me, one of the best things about reading is meeting new worlds. That’s why I love fantasy! I can already think of many I would love to live in! Even tho, half of the time fantasy worlds are definitely not the easiest to live in…

I will be mentioning 8 worlds I would love to live in and explaining my top 4! And 8 worlds I just couldn’t possibly endure, and explaining my top 4 as well.

*If I have a review for any of the books mentioned it will be linked to the cover*

Which Bookish Worlds would you love to live in? Which ones you wouldn’t?

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Blogging Book Tag!!

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First of all, I want to thank @bookdragon1017 for tagging me!! THANK YOU!!! (sorry it took so long >.<) If you I aren’t following her yet, you totally should! She has awesome reviews and a lot of other cool content! Also check out her tag here, she has kind of a similar taste to mine 😀Read More »

The Liebster Award 2.0

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Hey guys! I am a bit late doing this one… okay, a looot late! But I was tagged by Demi@bookstraveller to do this amazing tag! So thank you so much to nominating me for this awesome award!!

If you guys aren’t following her yet you totally should!! She has amazing reviews, tags and she also talks about movies. Also if you want to see her answering her questions for her nomination just click here!Read More »

The Ultimate Game of Thrones Book Tag

Hi guys! I was tagged by Demi@Bookstraveller for this super fun Book Tag!! Thank you super much for choosing me Demi!! ❤ – You should totally check her out! Her blog is amazing and it takes not only about books but also movies!

So let’s just start by saying I LOVE GAME OF THRONES!

But that didn’t always happened… I took a looooong time saying I would never watch it, because I truly didn’t like what people talked about it, and if someone recommended it to me was like “You will love it! It as lots of sex and dragons” LOL oh well, that didn’t make me particularly interested… It actually made me not care, I didn’t even bother to try.

March of this year something changed, I ended the series I was seeing and my boyfriend liked GoT and I actually took the time explaining to me what it was about and made me give it a fair shot. So I did. And I didn’t like it super much right away because there is so many unfairness, so much blood and people dying and war and nudity. But the story line is so complex, so alive so full of mystery and so magnificent. I do like history so that kinda helped, the fact the it all seems so realistic also helped, and it really made me truly attached to some characters!

But not everybody has the same opinion like I didn’t before! And it’s actually pretty nice to see different perspectives of persons who don’t like and who like GoT and why because in the beginning I truly didn’t understand the hype or the story.

Also this tag is pretty cool because although it’s not only about GoT but it’s pretty easy for a person that doesn’t watch the show to participate!!  Check out  Demi’s post!!


RULES:

  1. Mention the creator Orang-utan Librarian.
  2. Answer all the questions.
  3. Tag people and keep it going!

Part 1 – Book Questions

“We do not sow”

A book you would not be willing to invest in.

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I’m not really sure I invested in any that I didn’t actually wanted or that at least I initially wanted unless it was some for school 😛 There was this one that I really didn’t liked and I had to buy it so I will go with that one! Os Maias (PT) / The Maias (EN) by Eça de Queirós. I just could’t read it, I couldn’t like it and I did like some of my books for school unfortunately this was totally not one of them.

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“Fire and blood”

A book that produced strong emotions in you.

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I am crying baby so it’s kinda easy, but a book that truly touched me was Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog by John Grogan. It’s just heart breaking beautiful!! And so is the movie!

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“Winter is coming”

Your favorite winter read.

winter-is-comingWell I normally don’t read books twice unless I need to catch up in a story that I literally can’t remember thing. Or unless it’s manga. But I really enjoy reading fantasy in the winter or Christmast-y books, but I think a book I would read again if I had time in winter among my fellow fatso tbr pile, would be Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle.

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“Family. Duty. Honour.”

A book about strong family ties.

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I really enjoy books that include strong family ties or true friendship or love that is mainly not extremely cheesy 😛 But the book I most remember when it comes to family is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. This book is beautiful and it also as a movie and I just love it so so much! I saw first the movie and only than I discovered the book. But it’s such a great story!

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“Growing strong”

A book you had low expectations of but that grew on you.

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I have some but, I will once again talk about a book that I read in school that I don’t think many know of (unless you were born in Portugal :P). I loved to read  Memorial do Convento (PT) / Baltasar and Blimunda (EN). I really liked this book and I thought I totally wouldn’t because I normally don’t like historical fiction that much. But it’s a beautiful story!

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“Ours is the fury”

A book that made you furious.

ours-is-the-furyFury I don’t know but maybe the closest I have would be revolt/anger. Since I read mainly fantasy it’s easy to see so a lot of unfairness; people being bad just because… and it truly revolts me. So there are quite many of those, but I will go with the duology The Rain by Virginia Bergin. It as so much revolting scenes argh! I really wanted to kill some of them, how can it by that the ones with most power are always the ones looking more to themselves when they were supposed to be looking for the greater good?!

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“Unbowed. Unbent.Unbroken.”

A book you have unwavering devotion to.

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This is a difficult one. Can I chose maga in this one? 😛 Cuz I am capable of readig Fruits Basket always, or Dramacon or Toradora!! Or… Or… LOL They always make me super happy so I am quite attached to them.

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“A Lannister always pays his debts”

A book you feel indebted to.

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I would say Roald Dahl books, because they made me start reading when I was little and I loved them so so much!! So if it wasn’t for them maybe I would have taken a longer time to realize how much I like to read! Especially this three!

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Part 2 – Fan Theories

Who do you want to win the Game of Thrones?

It+s difficult to say… Daenerys or  Jon Snow. I really like them both! Well.. They are awesome!! Although I liked Jon Snow a bit more before, he lost a bit of spark lately… But with any of them I would be happy because I feel that they are more rational and overall good.

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Who do you think will make it to the end and who do you think will die?

Hmm… I hope Cersei dies…. she just aghadhbfh!!! Well a lot of the others are already dead so… 😛 Like Ramsey and so on…

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I would love to see obviously Daenerys  and Jon Snow alive, also The Hound, Aria and Tyrion!

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Part 3 – My Game of Thrones

Would you win or die?

Well, I would give my best to survive obviously!! 😛 I would like to be kinda like Aria! She is so badass!

What house are you?

I took the test that you can find here. And my result was…

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Which I am pretty happy about 😛

My Nominees


This book tag was awesome!!! But now we have to wait for more episodes boo-hoo!! And waiting for books… And keep buying funko pops 😛 Yeah, I love GoT!

Thak you super much again for the tag Demi!!

 

Review: The Rain by Virginia Bergin (no spoilers)

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The Rain 

Author: Virginia Bergin

Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books

Genres: Young Adult, Teen, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Apocalyptic, Horror.

Pages: 384

Format: Paperback

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

It’s in the rain…and just one drop will kill you.

They don’t believe it at first. Crowded in Zach’s kitchen, Ruby and the rest of the partygoers laugh at Zach’s parents’ frenzied push to get them all inside as it starts to drizzle. But then the radio comes on with the warning, “It’s in the rain! It’s fatal, it’s contagious, and there’s no cure.”

Two weeks later, Ruby is alone. Anyone who’s been touched by rain or washed their hands with tap water is dead. The only drinkable water is quickly running out. Ruby’s only chance for survival is a treacherous hike across the country to find her father-if he’s even still alive.

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AHH I was super excited to start reading this book!

So, The Rain or H2O is an apocalyptic thriller centering around the premise of deadly rain.

But… When I started reading, I guess I was not expecting “Ruby”… She just.. Argh! … She is a mean girl, popular in her high school, selfish and childish, which causes her to just miss what is actually important …she has no self preservation whatsoever! But, she is realistic. She just turned 15 and for sure she is not mature and the rain didn’t suddenly make her smarter, more likable, or brave. She does have some very good qualities in her (and she can be a nice person in her own way), and she also realizes some mistakes she has made along the way. It’s definitely a love/hate situation with her.

I loved the concept of the killer rain, and I got immersed in the world. The panic and the lack of information passed to the society made it seem very realistic. I always get drawn to kind of apocalyptic books, but this one is, is just wow for me. Rain that kills you, is just… creepy and genius.

(There was one thing that I just didn’t make sense for me… Why does the rain only affect people? Not animals? Doesn’t make much sense to me…)

Also, I should point out, that the writing at first was a bit difficult to get into in the first 50 pages, but you get used to that fast!

But in the end I really liked this book and I am for sure picking up the last book! This book provokes a rollercoaster of emotions, sadness, anger, thirst, panic, stress and hope.

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Do you like Apocalyptic books?

If you do what’s your favorite?

May Wrap-up And June TBR

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Hey guys!! So, this month I only managed to read 5 books + 2 graphic novels and  I re-read 1 manga book. I started two more but haven’t finished them yet…

It was quite a full month for me but I am happy with the books I chose to read!

– You can check my page: https://bookneeders.wordpress.com/my-2016-reads/ for more information about all the books including manga and graphic novels I read through the year; and about the books themselves through the links to Goodreads!

 

So, for books I read:

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From all of this, my favorite was definitely The Mark of Athena!! It’s an amazing book!! Also I have reviews coming up for all of this, so make sure you check them out for more detailed information!! ❤

Also, If you haven’t started reading The Heroes of Olympus collection what are you waiting for?? They are so good!! 

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For my June TBR I have:

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(Anna and the French Kiss and A Storm of Swords I WILL START THIS MONTH BUT MUCH PROBABLY WLL NOT END, SINCE I INTEND TO READ THIS ONE WHILE I TRAVEL)

I have already started the House of Hades and A Storm of Swords. I am especially excited for the end of Heroes of Olympus, I am really enjoying them, but I really wanna see how it ends!

I will end The Rain duology, and also I want so much to start Miss Peregrine’s!! I have so many hopes for that book 😛 And for the movie!

These are the ones that for now, I intend to read this month, since I am going to travel, and is also my birthday (which means a lot more books for me), let’s see what am I going to read more!

 

What are you intending to read this month of June? Also what was your favorite May read??