Marathon #MLVerão2017

Hey guys, it’s been a while but I’ve been so busy with university! I am glad to be back, so I just saw this amazing summer reading marathon that I had to participate, it’s the #MLVerão2017. This marathon was created by Flames and Agora Que Sou Crítica, it starts by 18 of June at 23h59 and it ends by the 22 of September at 19h00. I am so excited with this marathon, I will be updating it by the week so next monday you can expect an update on this post.

The Challenges are:

1- Read a book in a foreign language: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

2- Read a book by a portuguese author: O Filho do Dragão by Sandra Carvalho

3- Read a book you bought a year ago: The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

4- Read a child’s book: The Magician’s Nephew by C.S Lewis

5- Read a book published in 2017:  Umberland by Wendy Spinale

6- Read a book by a author you never tried: The last 7 months of Anne Frank by Willy Lindwer

7- Read a book recommended by a booktuber/blogger: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

8- Read a book with a short tittle: Evelhenescer by Pedro Chagas Freitas

9- Read a graphic novel/ BD/ manga: Death Note by First Volume

10- Read a book with less than 100 pages: The tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K Rowling

11- Read a book wrote by more than one author: Death Note – Second Volume

12- Read a book wrote before 1999: Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone by J.K Rowling

13- Read a book that won some kind of prize: O meu irmão by Afonso Reis Cabral 

14-  Read a book you borrowed from someone: Kafta on the shore by Haruki Murakami

15- Read that it’s in the National Reading Plan: A viagem do elefante by José Saramago

16- Read a book that takes place in a place where you always wanted to go: The Wrong Dide of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne

17- Read a book that you planned to read em 2016 but ended up not reading it: Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

18- Read a book that has 15 letter title: Quando o Cuco Chama by Roberth Galbraith ( It has 16 letters sorry I couldn’t find one with 15 letters)

19- Read a book takes place in a European country: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

20- Read a book published before you were born: Sherlock Volume 9 (in my collection)

21- Read a book about time travelling: I don’t think I have one

22- Read a book to finish in a day: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 

23- Read a book with more than 500 pages: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Books in black: haven’t read yet

Books in blue: have read

Pages read: 1207

Completed Challenges: 5/23

There are also facebook/instagram challenges, that after completed add up to 5 pages to your final coutting:

1- Take a photo of the place you are spending your vacations (or if you don’t have vacations just take one at work)

2- Take a picture of a book in a very sunny day

3- Take a selfie with the book your reading with sunglasses on

I hope that all the people participating enjoy and have fun with this marathon. I will sure have some fun, and I will also read some books that have been waiting to be read for a long time and reduce my tbr.

Nerdy Bookworm

JK Rowling’s Wizarding World Crate

Hello book lovers 😊

So I just got my first JK Rowling’s Wizarding World Crate and it’s amazing! I just couldn’t believe it was so good, take a look at this:

It had a total of 5 items, 2 of them are from my hogwarts house (Gryffindor, they let you choose your house). So let me show you what I got:

This shirt:

This was the first thing I saw when I open the box, amazing right?

This pin:

Isn’t this the coolest? It’s very resistant and very detailed.

This lanyard:

I am on my way to Hogwarts, what about you guys?

This amazing bag :

I am so taking this to the gym, to when I travel and basically everywhere.

This beanie :

Well it’s sunny now but I definitely wear it when the time gets colder.

Wasn’t this box amazing? It was just beautiful. I lived every single thing on it ♥ what did you liked the most?

Nerdy Bookworm 

Wokini

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Title: Wokini

Author: Nicholas Sparks & Billy Mills

Pages: 176

Publisher:  Hay House Inc

 

Synopsis: “Wokini”, translated from Lakota, means “seeking a new beginning” or “seeking a new vision”. This book will teach you about yourself, show you what it means to be happy, and lead you on your own personal journey to feel more satisfied in your life. In Wokini, you will find the key to peace of mind and self-understanding. “Wokini” is a blend of modern therapeutic principles, positive thinking; self-awareness; and Native American beliefs in meditation, thought, dreams, and respect for the harmony and balance of nature.

This book was THE book that helped me when I was struggling. At his own way Nicholas Sparks showed me the true meaning of happiness, how to seek it, how to feel it, how to achive it.

Many of you may think that because it’s a Nicholas Sparks’ book it’s a romance, it’s not. This is a story about a boy named David who just lost sister and lost his way. As his dad encourages him he goes on a long trip seeking for a way to be happy again, during his journey David learns a lot of lessons, but can he be happy again?

This book made me question, am I really happy? Deeply? Truly? Madly? No, of course not, but why not? Why can’t we be truly deeply madly happy? Because we keep doing it all wrong. Happiness comes from inside, and that’s the lesson David wants to learn on his long journey. What about you, are you happy? Or are you still on your journey towards it?

I give it 5 stars, but I wish I could give it infinite stars because you can’t put a “price” on happiness.

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Nerdy Bookworm

 

The Reader Confessions

Hello book lovers 🙂 Sorry for my absence, I had some problems and I was unable to post here. I had exams, one of them didn’t go so well…, then my cat died, now my phone is breaking down. But well I missed this so much and missed you guys so much, I am trying to post more here and on instagram because I really love it, and because if I don’t I miss it and miss this amazing community. I hope you guys can forgive my absence. Today I bring you guys a tag:

Thank you Ana from The Girl who Reads Books for tagging me, this tag is cool because you can know more about the bookish side of someone.

1. Have you even ruined a book?
Maybe when I was little, but I’ve always been careful with my books. Although I remember once I cutted my finger on the paper turning the page of the book and bleeded into the book, I tried to clean it and only made it worse.

2. Have you ever ruined a borrowed book?
I don’t usually borrow books, I prefer to have my own. But even if I borrowed books I would be extra careful with them.

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3. How long do you take reading a book?

Well it depends if I have a lot of school work or not, if I do have a lot of work and exams normally I will take 1 to 2weeks reading a book. Normally I don’t take more than a week, my record was reading 300 pages in one day (The Casual Vancancy by JK Rowling).

 

4. Books you never finished?

I think I always finished the books I started.

5. Popular books you didn’t like?
The Maias by Eça de Queiroz, a portuguese book. People talk about it here in Portugal and we have to read it to school and I didn’t like the way he writes at all. The story is okay but the writing got me all mixed up

6. There’s any book you wouldn’t tell people you read?
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7. How many books do you own?
102 at the moment. I hope I can rise up this number gradually so one day I have a big and beautiful book collection.

8. Are you a kick or slow reader?

It depends, like I said if I have school work I will take long to read book, if I am on vacations I can read like up to 2 books a day (depending on the size of the book).

9. Do you like having a reading buddy?
I never tried it! But I am looking foward to.

10. Do you prefer to read out loud or to yourself?

I prefer to read to myself because if I read out loud I will end up losing the story and will have to read it again.

11. If you could only read one book which one would be and why?
That’s like asking a mother which one is her favorite child, it’s like asking a star wars fan to choose just one movie, it’s like giving you 102 ice cream flavours and only letting you choose one. I just can’t choose! Can you?

I tag: Littlelifelibrary

Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them

A Cup of Coffee and a Book

Nerdy Bookworm

 

2017 Goals

Reading Goals

  • Read 35 books: Due to university I don’t know if I can manage to read more than 35 books but I hope I can achieve this goal and maybe even read more than those 35 books.
  • Books on discount: This year I am only buying books on discount (20% up of discount), it’s a good way to control addiction to buying books. I really need to read the ones on my tbr, I don’t want to pile up unread books on my shelves.
  • Re-read Harry Potter:  I ordered the complete Harry Potter box set from book depository, I am waiting for it to arrive so I can dig in (once again) in the Harry Potter world.
  • Finish my series: I have 3 incomplete series that I have to finish before I start new collections, “The Mortal Instruments” ( I have all the books but I still have to read the last two, I am currently reading “City of Lost Souls”), “A saga das pedras mágicas” (this series has 8 books, I have 6 of them and I have read 5 of them) and finally ” The Chronicles of Narnia” (I have only one book and I have read none).

    Life Style Goals

  • Get my license: I am currently taking my car license and I hope I will finish it soon.
  • Organize my study: I need to organize my study better, I am already doing it and it seems to be working. Now that I know more less how I have to study in college things are going better.
  • Exercise more: I wish I had time! I made a promise to myself: when I finish taking my car license I am gonna start going to the gym, I have one near my house that is perfect. The installations are new and it has everything you can imagine.
  • Stop eating junk food: It’s true I eat so much junk food, I need/want to have a more healthy life style towards to food. There are so many healthy and delicious things and I am going to start cooking them.
  • Zero Waste: I am trying to adopt a zero waste life style. Basically it consists on reducing as much as you can the garbage you produce. I still have to research about it but I am definitely going to adopt this life style this year.

Blogging Goals

  • Be more consistent: sometimes I am weeks without posting, and other times I post like 3 posts in one day. So I am going to try to post 2 times a week.
  • Improve my posts: I need to start taking pictures and edit them to post them here. Start making more beautiful and consistent heading images. I need also to improve my writing, but as English is my second language it’s going to take some more time but I am getting there.
  • Answer tags: I have so many tags to answer, but I am going to answer them all I promise!

And I guess that’s it, what are your goals for 2017?

Nerdy Bookworm

 

Partnership – Palavra Padrão

So if you follow my instagram you may know that I recently partned up with a cute portuguese shop called “Palavra Padrão” (I will put the links down bellow).

So it all started when a cute girl named Daniela came to me asking if I wanted to partner up with her store, I said yes of course. She has so many beautiful items, some of them related to books, how could I refuse? To celebrate our partnership she sent me a very cool bookmark:

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When I saw it I couldn’t resist and I bought one to offer my sister:

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Besides bookmarks, you can also find in the store:

Jewelry

Little Jar with Poems

And many other things

 

She makes personalized stuff as well, you can choose an item from the store or just talk to Daniela about personalized items, I promise she is a very sweet and nice person.

Contact her trough:

Instagram: palavra_padrão

Facebook: Palavra Padrão

Nerdy Bookworm 

 

December 2016 Haul

Hello bookworms 🙂

So here it is my December Book Haul, I’m sorry I am only posting it now. I was very busy with university, I had time for nothing, just study study study. But oh well, here it is:

  • ” The Tales of Beedle the Bard” by J.K. Rowling was a present from my brother in law.
  • “City of Lost Souls” by Cassandra Clare is my current read, I got it for my myself.
  • “City of Heavenly Fire” by Cassandra Clare, I also got it to myself and I can’t wait to read it.
  • “Fantastic Beasts” by J.K Rowling, isn’t it beautiful? It was the first book I got this month to celebrate the end of my book buying ban.
  • ” A Sacerdotisa dos Penhascos” by Sandra Carvalho, it was a present from my sister,  and it’s the 6th book the series ” A Saga das Pedras Mágicas”, I am really excited about this one.
  • ” Two by Two” by Nicholas Sparks, it was a present from best friend, ins’t she amazing?

Have you read any of these books? If yes, give me your opinion!

Nerdy Bookworm

December 2016 Tbr

2 books… Am I being too optimistic?  Last month I was only able to read one book, lets see about this month. I have so much to study! Wish me luck

I am so curious about this series! I want to finish it, but on the other hand how it will be my life after I end it? I just can’t imagine it, I have lived in this series too many time.

Nerdy Bookworm

 

November 2016 Book Haul

YES I was on book buying ban until December the 1st but I got my owl crate, and it had 2 books! I was so happy when I saw there was two books, I was literally jumping of happiness! Aren’t they gorgeus?

I absolutely love this editions! Has anyone read Heartless? What’s your opinion on it?

Nerdy Bookworm

November 2016 Wrap Up

I managed to read two books, yey for me! Uni is killing me, I barely have time to breathe with so many work. How was your month?

I read Sherlock Volume 4 and An Abundance of Katherines, they were both amazing! You should check them out and give them a try.

Sherlock Volume 4: Amazing! I can never have enough of Sherlock’s adventures, I don’t know what am I going to do when I finish reading my Sherlock Holmes collection. I rate it 4,5/5 stars.

An Abundance of Katherines: I loved this! Got me glued to to it from the first page until the very last one. I rate it 4/5 stars. Review here.

What did you read in November? Let me know please 🙂

Nerdy Bookworm