5 Books I Need to Read in 2019!

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There are a few books that I’ve been meaning to pick up for years now and I fell like this will be the year I’ll do it.

  1. Out of Africa by Karen Blixen: I’ve had this book for 2 years now, it’s about time I pick it up.
  2.  Any book by Jane Austen: IT’S ABOUT TIME. I’ve never read anything by her and feel like that is a crime against my love for classics.
  3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey: Just another classic, you know the drill.
  4. Seeing by José Saramago: I read Blindness in 2014/2015, I should just finish the goddamn series! (love Blindness with all my heart, no hate whatsoever towards Saramago)
  5. 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke: Being the sci-fi loving queen I am, I just feel like it is about time.

If you have read any of these books, please tell your opinion on them. These listed books are not the only ones I will read this year, as I will also be continuing my progress on the Is This a TBR List for 2019?. Feel free to send me recommendations of books you have loved or are looking forward to reading this year.

Bye, keep on reading!

Is This a TBR list for 2019?

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I was recently going through the reader tab on WordPress and came across a blog post by Tomes with Tea named How I Pick My TBR 2019 and thought the way she organized her TBR was just amazing. For someone like me, that’s a complete mood reader it’s perfect because I’m still able to pick which book you’d like to read, within a topic, rather than having one already picked out. Amy-Louise said she originally saw this on Codie’s Booktube Channel, be sure to check out both Tomes with Tea as well as Codies’s Book Corner.

I’ve taken most of the genres that Amy-Louise used but not all of them, as well as adding others, here they are:

  1. Author love – A book by an author that I love but haven’t read yet. (probably Zimler or Saramago, let’s be honest for a minute)
  2. Highest rated – The highest rated book that I own. (from my Goodreads)
  3. Lowest rated – The lowest rated book that I own. (from my Goodreads)
  4. Classic – I own loads of unread classics and I love classics, so I have to read them.
  5. Recent purchase – I will pick from the list of books that I have bought in the last 2 months.
  6. Sci-fi – Need I say more?
  7. Treat yo shelf – Buy a new book!!! (it’s happening more than once, let’s be real here)
  8. Short book – A book with less than 200 pages.
  9. Historical fiction – I love it and have tons of Historical fiction books unread waiting to be loved.
  10. 5-star prediction – A book I believe I’ll love.
  11. Poetry – Love it, but haven’t read any in a while.
  12. Non-fiction – I have to catch up on those.
  13. Big book – A book over 500 pages.
  14. TBR vet – A book that has been on my TBR for longer than two years.
  15. Portuguese author– I have got to support the authors from my own country.
  16. eBook – I’m really behind on those.

I’ll write every topic twice on a piece of paper and every month I’ll be picking between 3 and 4 of the cards and then choosing books on my shelves that match with the corresponding categories.

If you liked this idea thank Amy-Louise, thanks to her I found this different way of doing TBR lists. If there is any book within a certain category that you want to recommend go ahead.

Bye, keep on reading!

HARDEST BOOK LOVER WOULD YOU RATHER!

Hello, people of the interweb it’s me Margarida.

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Today I’m going to do the HARDEST BOOK LOVER WOULD YOU RATHER. Yesterday I saw Regan from PeruseProject doing this kind of book challenge and I thought it was extremely funny as well as a great idea for a blog post. All the questions are from a BuzzFeed quiz to which I’ll leave the link to at the end of this post.

Without further ado, let’s start!

1. Would you rather have a friend who loses your books, or one who dog-ears them?

I’m going with a friend who dog-ears my books because with this option at the end I’ll still have my books.

2. Would you rather secretly love a book everyone else hates, or secretly hate a book everyone else loves?

I’d rather hate a book everyone else loves because I feel like that already happens to me a lot.

3. Would you rather be stuck on a very long plane or train ride without a book?

I’m going to go with the really long train ride because on a train ride I at least have the landscape to look at whereas on a plane I’d have to look at other people which is not my idea of a fun time.

4. Would you rather have dinner with your favourite author or your favourite character?

I’m going to go with the favourite author, I think it would be amazing to chat with the author about his/her process of creating the characters I love.

5. Would you rather date a character you have a crush on or your crush from real life?

My crush from real life.

6. Would you rather have your favourite book turned into a movie, or your favourite movie turned into a book?

Even though some book to movie adaptation can be a disappointment, I think the other way around would be even worse.

7. Would you rather read a book with an annoying cliffhanger or one where your favourite character is killed off?

I’m going with kill my favourite character off. I get really annoyed with cliffhangers, I think it’s because of my OCD or something but I honestly can’t stand them.

8. Would you rather lose the ability to read any new books, or the ability to reread books you’ve already read?

Read new books, there is no other option here.

9. Would you rather live in a library or a bookstore?

I have to go with a library, it is an entirely different vibe.

10. Would you rather lose your place or get a paper cut every time you read a book?

Lose my place, I’m used to that. Not to mention paper cuts are the worse.

11. Would you rather have to always read in the dark, or always read books with tiny text?

I would always read in the dark, I hate those books with tiny text.

12. Would you rather read by a fireplace, or on the beach?

Fireplace, it’s my favourite place to read by.

This was the HARDEST BOOK LOVER WOULD YOU RATHER which you can find here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/jarrylee/hardest-game-of-would-you-rather-for-bookworms?utm_term=.esON4aZwg#.pnALDOE2p .

I hope you interweb people enjoyed this post, be sure to comment what you think and what you would answer to these questions.

Bye, keep on reading.

Agoust 2018 TBR

Hello, people of the interweb!

Summer is here and everybody knows summer means books books books books!

I don’t know if I’ll read these books exactly but the books I’m about to list are the ones I’ve been planning on reading for a long while now and that I plan on finishing/reading this month.

Please let me know if you have read any of these books and if you enjoyed them or not!

Here it goes:

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley;
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?(Blade Runner) by Philip K. Dick;
  • A Vida num Sopro by José Rodrigues dos Santos;
  • The Warsaw Anagrams by Richard Zimler;
  • Seeing by Saramago;
  • Out of Africa by Karen Blixen.

Bye, keep on read!

Book Blogger Confessions Tag

Hi there, people of the interweb! How you doin’? I hope you are all having an amazing weekend!I was once again tagged by the lovely Danielle to do what looks like a fun tag. Thank you so much sweetie! Let’s do it.

Which book, most recently, did you not finish?

I dnf’d The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by FScott Fitzgerald about 30 pages in. I just wasn’t in the right mood for it and decided to set it aside for now an pick it up when I am in the mood.

Which book is your guilty pleasure?

I don’t have book to name here, which is sad. I’m sad now.

Which book would you throw into the sea?

I’m going to go with A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. It just didn’t do it for me. I was so excited to read it but I honestly didn’t liked.

Which book have you read the most?

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I will never get tired of this book. It is honestly a masterpiece.

Which book would you hate to receive as a present?

I wouldn’t know until I read the said book.

Which book could you not live without?

It’s a tie: Harry Potter, Blindness by Saramago and The Seven Gate by Richard Zimler.

Which book made you cry the most?

I cried for over an hour after reading Guardian of the Dawn and felt asleep holding the book.

Which book cover do you hate the most?

I wouldn’t say I hate them but I generally dislike cover with actual pictures of people. I prefer those with cute draws and stuff.

I tag:

Natalie

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Nina

Michelle

January Wrap Up

Hello, people of the interweb! “How you doin’?”
I’m here today to bring you my January wrap up.
Now, I’m actually very pleased with my reading moth. The moth of January I ended up reading 9 books, almost 10. And I have to say that they were all quite good.
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The first book I read in January was Animal Farm by George Orwell and I read it in less than a day, it is obviously a small book but anyway I loved it.

The next book I read was probably my favourite book of the moth because it was absolutely incredible and that was Guardian of The Dawn by Richard Zimler. I cried at the end and needles is to say it is probably one of my favourite books ever.

From there I picked up The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. It’s a book that has a lot of mixed reviews and I wasn’t really sure if I such read it or not but I ended up enjoying it very much not to mention I loved its premise.

The next book I read this month was Silence by Shusaku Endo, it was such a painful and deep read. It left me asking hard questions about not only religion but life in general.

After that, I read Captains of the Sands by Jorge Amado which is an amazing book with one the deepest stories I’ve ever read. I’m so grateful for picking it up.

Then I read Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling. That was probably the most fun, light read this January.

The seventh book I read was Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi which I won on a giveaway a few months ago but only got here in the middle of December. It was such a cute whimsical read.

The next book I read was Strawberry Fields Forever by Richard Zimler. Totally different from what I’m used to in Zimler. But a really nice book nevertheless.

The last book I finished in January was Kitty Hawk And The Curse Of The Yukon Gold by Iain Reading. I know it took me a long time to pick up this book but I was afraid I wouldn’t like it. Which was not the case at all. I have to thank Iain Reading and to Kelsey Butts for sending me a copy of this book for me to review.

That completes my wrap up! Hope you liked it.
Bye, keep on reading!

7 Deadly Sins Book Tag

Hello, people of the interweb! “How you doin’?”

I was tagged by Danielle to do this interesting tag. Thank you so very much! Be sure to go check out her blog too. Without any further ado, let’s get into it!


GREED:
What is the most expensive book you own? What is the least expensive book you own?

My most expensive book is my limited edition jacket poster edition of Turtles All The Way Down by John Green. I had been looking forward to buying this book for quite a while now and today I found it at Bertrand and given the fact that it was this limited edition I wasn’t able to get hold of myself.

Must my books were extremely inexpensive because most of them were bought at book fairs or second-hand bookshops.

GLUTTONY:
What book or books have you shamelessly devoured many times?

This would have to go to The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I spend my life re-reading this book. It possesses a surprising amount of depth for such a little book.

SLOTH:
What book or series have you neglected over sheer laziness?

MobyDick by Herman Melville. I’m honestly afraid I’ll hate or afraid I’ll be bored by it. But I’ll read it.

PRIDE:
What book or books do you bring up when you want to sound like an intellectual reader?

I don’t really do that, that’s kind of shady. If I had to choose I book to do it I would probably go with The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa.

LUST:
What attributes do you find most attractive in your characters?

I have to go with intelligence, good sense of humour and kindness.

ENVY:
What books would you most like to receive as a gift?

Ther are a lot of booksI’d love to receive as a gift: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, the list goes on and on.

WRATH:
What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?

I don’t believe I have an answer for this one. Sorry 😦


I tag:

Natalie

B

Nina

Michelle

Bye, keep on reading!

2017 Year in Review Tag

Hello, people of the interweb! How you doin’?
I was tagged by Danielle! Thanks so much for the tag sweetie. Go check out her blog!

FIRST EVER FEMALE DOCTOR WHO: Favorite female protagonist

I have to go with Sophiew from The Seventh Gate by Richard Zimler. Sophiew stands up for herself and does whatever she wants without wondering if it’s appropriate.

GCC CUT TIES WITH QATAR: An author you cut ties with

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I don’t believe there is an author I want to cut ties with. If there is one, I haven’t read anything by him/her yet.

LA LA LAND OSCAR MIX UP: A book that surprised you

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I’m choosing Juliet Takes a Breath by Gaby Rivera.
I wasn’t  expecting to like this book as much as I did. It was such a mix of feeling and thoughts and everything.

HURRICANES AND EARTHQUAKES: A book that rocked your world

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Guardian of the Dawn by Richard Zimler! I cried so much, it was like being hit by a train of emotions.

LOUVRE ABU DABI: Favorite book cover art

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This one has got to be The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry, it has an elegant cover!!

DA VINCI’S SALVATOR MUNDI SELLS FOR $450 MIL: A take-my-money book

I’m at uni and as a student, I don’t usually have a lot of money to splurge on books. With that being said I don’t have an answer for this one.

TOTAL ECLIPSE: A sequel that overshadows the first book

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I agree with Danielle on this one, Harry Potter books just get better as you go on.

MUSLIM BAN: Favorite diverse read

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The Seventh Gate by Richard Zimler! This book brings light to every outsider type of person you could ever think of.

ITALY DOESN’T QUALIFY FOR THE WORLD CUP: Most disappointing book

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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I’d read such great reviews of this book, the hype around it was huge, which made me have an amazing amount of confidence this book was going to be off the charts this. Sadly it was one of the books I laked the least in 2016.

PRINCE HARRY ENGAGED: Favorite ship

I hardly ever read books with any romantic content and the ones I read were probably the books I least enjoyed reading, so I don’t have an answer to this one which makes me extremely sad.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI: Most anticipated book

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Turtles All The Way Down by John Green. I was never a big John Green fan, his books always sounded much the same story with different characters, but this book seems so different and premiss is one that appeals to me in such a unique way.  I HAVE TO BUY THIS BOOK!

I TAG:

Roxie @ An Average Life

Norah @ Bookish Fever

Raven @ The Life of a Raven

Rimpy @ RimpysReads

Bye, keep on reading!

The Ultimate Book Tag

 

1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?

Nop, I’m so lucky. It only gets hard for me to read in the car when it starts to get dark outside.

2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

Maybe Tea Orbeth, but I’m not sure since I’ve only read one of her books. Just to say that her writing was something like I had never read before.

3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.

Harry Potter, don’t even.

1. Everything is so magical.

2. Minerva McGonagall, I don’t have to explain. If you’ve read HP, you know what I mean.

3. Hermione and Ron are the best friends you could ever ask for.

4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books…)?

I have a bag and I have books. I put books in my bag.
Always carry a book, always. As well as my purse, reusable water bottle and tissues.

5. Do you smell your books?

I don’t think so.

6. Books with or without little illustrations?

Illustrations, always. They’re so cute.

7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?

I honestly don’t know.

8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!

No funny stories, sorry.

9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?

It’s The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry at home and at uni it’s Miss Marple’s Final Cases by Agatha Christie.

10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?

It’s Dune by Frank Herbert at uni and The Seventh Gate by Richard Zimler at home.

11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?

I used to love to write when I was younger, I even won a few literary competitions, but nowadays I don’t really care for it anymore, maybe I just have a lot of things consuming my time. But I never saw myself as being an author in the future, not really.

12. When did you get into reading?

Ever since I learned how to read.

13. What is your favourite classic book?

It’s The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

14. In school what was your best subject?

Physics.

15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?

I would thank the person since I don’t receive books has gifts that often.

16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?

I don’t think I know one.

17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while filming?

I don’t film.

18. What is your favourite word?

Nincompoop, it’s a funny word.

19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?

Nerd and proud.

20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?

Vampires for no particular reason.

21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?

I really don’t know.

22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why? 

Werewolves, I find them so interesting.

23. Zombies or Vampires?

Vampires, never been into zombies.

24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?

Neither.

25. AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?

Action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in. I’m not a big fan of romance books.

 

I tag:

Raven @ The Life of a Raven

Rimpy @ RimpysReads

Rachel @ Rachels Readings

Ruby @ RUBY RAE READS

TBR Pile/ Books I Own but Haven’t Read Yet

Hello, people of the interweb! “How you doin’?”
Today is the day I’ll bring shame to my TBR pile.Resultado de imagem para piles of books gif

Under no specific order, here it goes:

  1. Armada by Ernest Cline
  2. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  3. O Fio das Missangas by Mia Couto
  4. A Cidade e as Serras by Eça de Queirós
  5. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  6. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
  7. The Stone Raft by José Saramago
  8. Journey to Portugal by José Saramago
  9. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  10. Hamlet by Shakespeare
  11. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  12. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  13. Casa da Malta by Fernando Namora
  14. Out of Africa by Karen Blixen
  15. Perfume by Patrick Süskind
  16. Orpheu #2 by a lot of people
  17. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
  18. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells
  19. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  20. Tales From the Future by Robert Billing
  21. Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
  22. Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading
  23. Seizure by Robin Cook
  24. Elephant Song by Wilbur Smith
  25. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  26. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  27. Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street: A Life of the World’s First Consulting Detective by William S. Baring-Gould
  28. Padre Antonio Vieira – O Tempo e os Seus Hemisférios by  Maria do Rosário Pimentel
  29. Negócios de tanta importância: o Conselho Ultramarino e a disputa pela condução da Guerra no Atlântico e no Índico by Edval de Souza Barros
  30. Body, Poetry and Affect in Albrecht von Haller by Guido Giglioni, Marisa Russo, Rina Knoeff, Palmira Fontes da Costa, Adelino Cardoso, Fernando Silva and Albrecht von Haller
  31. Dune (Dune Chronicles #1) by Frank Herbert
  32. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  33. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1) by Agatha Christie
  34. Quidditch Through the Ages by J. K. Rowling
  35. The Warsaw Anagrams by Richard Zimler
  36. Homens Imprudentemente Poéticos by Valter Hugo Mãe

  37. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne

 

Only now did I realize the crazy amount of classics I own in comparison with any other genera. What the hell?
Well, that was a fun ride through my bookshelves. I hope you like this, feel free to comment your opinion down below!

Bye, keep on reading!