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

An Abudance of Katherines Review

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Author: John Green

Pages: 272

Publisher:  Penguin Books Ltd

Synopsis: When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight Judge Judy – loving best friend riding shotgun – but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl. Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.

I was with very low expectations when I decided to read this book because I’ve hard so many bad reviews for this book, but honestly? I LOVED IT!

The story itself it’s no big deal, but the way John Green writes… AH I JUST LOVE IT! I love how he creates his characters. The story he created in ” An Abundance of Katherines” got me glued to the book until the very last page, I was so sad when I finished it because I needed more! I felt like I was living the character’s life along side with them and the ending is missing something, it didn’t give me closure.

The story is about Colin, he’s a nerd, intelligent to everything except for any kind of relationship and he just got his heart broken… again! He wants to be important, but what does important mean? He’s going to find that out in the road trip of his life with his best and only friend, Hassan. Hassan is a fat guy who just wants to stay at home watching Judge Judy, but he’s gotta move if he wants to help his best friend in his growing heart broken depression.They are going to live many adventures, but can Colin find out the true nature behind any relationship? Maybe he can, read the book and you will find out.

For me this books was one of those books I want to forget just to have the opportunity to re-live it all over again. Thank you for writing this book John  Green ❤

I give it 4/5 stars

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Nerdy Boookworm

Sunshine Blogger Award

This is my first time getting nominated for an award, so I’m really excited 😀

Thank you so much dear Marta, The Book Mermaid

RULES: 

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award & ask them eleven new questions.
  • List the rules & display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or in your blog.

 

sdfgh.jpg1. What was your favorite book when you were a kid?

I loved the Geronimo Stilton books, “Uma Aventura” (portuguese collection of books) and “A lua de Joana” (portuguese book) was a book that marked my childhood as well.

2. Paperback, Hardback or ebook?

My love for hardbacks is endless! But I own more paperbacks because it’s more cheap, but I am trying to collect more hardbacks 😀

3. Favorite bookish quote?

It’s not the favorite but it’s one of my favorites: “Sometimes you make choices in  life and sometimes choices make you” by Gayle Forman in “If I stay”.

4. For how long have you been blogging?

About 2 months? My blog is new ahaha

5. Have you met any of your favorite authors?

No… but I am hopeful for the future.

6. How many books do you have in your tbr (to-be-read)?

The ones I already own: 36

The ones I still I have to buy: 307 (until now, I am always adding up)

7. Do you eat / drink while reading?

Most of the times yeah. I love to eat chips, or drink some tea/coffee.

8. Favorite book-movie / book-tv show adaptation?

I love the City of Bones, The Mortal Instruments movie! It’s amazing, and I’ve watched it too many times.

9. What objects do you keep in your bookshelf besides books?

Funkos, tbr jar, candles, bracelets, Steve the dragon (in case you didn’t know I have dragon and his name is Steve, you can see pictures of him in my instagram ), my unicorn light, starbucks cups, owl crate box, my makeup box, some notebooks, all kinds of stuff really.

10. Favorite memory of your childhood?

When my mom gave me “The Diary of a Young Girl” (Anne Frank’s Diary) for my birthday and my trip to Dinesyland.

11. If you could change your name, what would you choose?

I like my name, but I guess Catelyn wouldn’t be a bad choice. Yes it’s a book character, you already knew I was going to chose a bookish name.

MY QUESTIONS:

1- Favorite authors?

2- If you could live inside a book, which book would you choose?

3- Chocolate or candy?

4- Do you like Harry Potter? If yes, what’s your favorite book and character?

5- Favorite genre of music

6- What are you currently reading?

7- A book that changed your life?

8- Which are your bookish fandoms?

9- What’s your favorite classic?

10- Where are you from? (country)

11- How many books do you have in your tbr (to-be-read)?

And I tag…

A Cup of Coffee and a Book 

Nerd e Chique 

The Little Angie

Beauty and the Books 

The Writing Hufflepuff 

Nicsthebibliophile

Só Mais Uma Página 

A Little of Everything 

The Very Bookish Me 

Seleya Reviews

Kee The Reader 

Nerdy Bookworm

 

The Nintendo Book Tag

Today I have for you *drum rolls* “The Nintendo Book Tag”. Thank you so much The Book Mermaid for tagging me.

When I was younger I loved to play Nintendo,  I would take mine everywhere. Mario Bros was my election game, I loved to play that. Also Mario Karts and Nintendo Dogs. When I was not reading I was playing that ahahah. What about you guys? Did you guys used to play Nintendo?

NES (Nintendo Entertainment System): A classic you want to read

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Yes I haven’t read this… YET! I will and I heard so many good things about this book. Hopes high for this one.

SNES (Super Nintendo): A sequel you liked more than the first (can be a second book in a series)

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It was hard to choose one for this one, but yes I liked Chamber of Secrets better than The Philosopher’s Stone. Which Harry Potter book is your favorite?

 Nintendo 64: A book that revolutionized the way you look at the world

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I read this book when I was about 11 or 12 years old and I had been asking for this book for ages and my mom gave it to me on my birthday, I was really happy when I got it! I used to read other books but this book was the one that marked my journey into the world of books because when I finished it I started reading more and more. I finished a book and I immediately started reading other. This book also shown me that there is a lot of evil in the world, I was reading this stories of a girl my age who had to hide who couldn’t go to school and ended up being killed, it definitely changed my way to look into the world.

 Gamecube: A popular book that did not go over so well with you

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I still can’t understand how people liked this, I mean the story is funny but c’mon is nothing out of this world. But I own a few books by Eça de Queiroz and I am giving him another chance someday.

Wii: A new favorite book

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I just love this book so much, please guys you must read it! I can’t wait for the second book to come out.

Nintendo Power: Favorite graphic novel series or a series you want to start

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I want and need to start this series! Everyone says it’s amazing and the synopsis of this first book really got me excited.

Super Mario: A character that you’d love to squish like a Goomba

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Sebastian! I just hate him…

Zelda: A newer fantasy that you consider to be a modern classic

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I had to choose Harry Potter, it fits perfectly in this topic

Samas-Aran: Favorite sci-fi novel or one you want to read

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I really want to read this, the story seems a lot of fun and I heard so many great things about it. Can’t wait to read it!

Pokemon: Book editions that you want to collect

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I really want this Harry Potter collection. I only have two books (different editions) and the others I borrowed from friends and the library. As I really want to re – read them I am thinking on buying this collection soon.

Donkey Kong: A book with original characters

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The characters in this portuguese series are amazing!

Nintendo Fandom: Favorite Nintendo game(s) or game

Super Mario is my favorite Nintendo game of all time!

Now I tag…

Nica’s Blog 

Mads The Bookworm 

A Book Nerd

Nicsthebibliophile

The Girl Who Reads Books

Nerdy Bookworm

November 2016 Tbr

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As some of you may know I was sick for a few days and I was really bad, the disease got best of me for those days. I had no energy to get out of bed, but now I am back and ready to start posting again. i hope that this post isn’t too late.

So for the month of November I will be reading: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green and the 4th volume in my Sherlock Holmes collection. This Sherlock Holmes book includes the fowling stories: The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor, The Adventure of Beryl Coronet, The Adventure of the Copper Beeches, Silver Blaze, The Yellow Face, The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk, The “Gloria Scott” and The Musgrave Ritual.

Do you guys like Sherlock Holmes? I love the books, the tv show and the movies ❤ can’t resist Sherlock Holmes

Nerdy Bookworm