An Abudance of Katherines Review

T9780141346090itle: An Abudance of Katherines

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

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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 

October 2016 Wrap Up

Hello guys! I know I haven’s posted for a while, but university is taking so much of my time! I can barely breathe. And that’s the reason why I only managed to read one book this month, but it was an amazing one.

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Os Três Reinos by Sandra Carvalho: in english the title would be something like ” The Three Kingdoms”, it’s the 5th book of a series called ” A Saga das Pedras Mágicas” (in english somehting like ” The Magical Stones Series”). I wish these books were translated to english because they are really amazing, and I wish everyone could read them. I loved every single book of this series until now, the author amazes me in every word she writes. I rate it 5/5 stars.

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Ps: As some of  you may know I am on a book buying ban and this month I bought no books and no one has given me books, it has a harsh month. I hope better for November and in December my book buying ban will finally come to an end.

 

The Longest Ride

the_longest_ride_sparks_novelTitle: The Longest Ride

Author: Nicholas Sparks

Pages: 398

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company

Synopsis: Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and stranded and injured after a car crash, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together – how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can’t possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage. A few miles away, at a local bull-riding event, a Wake Forest College senior’s life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward — even life and death – loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans — a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he’s keeping doesn’t destroy it first. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

I absolutely loved this book! It’s one of my favorites by the master, Nicholas Sparks. This is not just a love story, but the life story of three amazing characters, Luke, Sofia and Ira.

Luke is just a farm boy, he lives a simple life. He works hard at this parents farm every singe day without a break. Sofia is a classy girl, she loves art and she studies at Wake Forest College. How would they fall in love with each other? Nicholas Sparks was able to join their two universes and create a beautiful love story.

But Luke and Sofia’s relationship isn’t perfect, Luke lied, Sofia can’t forgive him. Can they find a way of reminding themselves of the love that unites them?

A long side with Luke and Sofia’s love story it’s Ira and Ruth’s love story, they lived a full life. Even though Ruth died their love didn’t, the bond that unites them can trespass the barriers of death. And now Ira’s is dying and only thing he holds om to is their love story.

But how these 2 love stories bond together? That’s the beauty of the book. Read it and you will understand. Words can’t express how much I loved this book. I give it 5/ 5 stars:

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Nerdy Bookworm

 

The Peculiar Tag

This is a really fun tag, thank you Ana from The Girl Who Reads Books for tagging me.

This tag was created to celebrate the release of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” movie. It was created by Jesse The Read.
This tag was brought to the blog world by Caçadoras de Spoilers  (I think).
So let’s do this!

1) Abandoned House: A book that you abandoned but you end up giving a second chance.

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But I ended up not liking it anyway, someone spoiled me the end of it. And I think this author’s writing is so old that it’s difficult to understand some expressions that are no longer used in the Portuguese language. For those who never heard of it, this is really old a well known Portuguese book, that everyone has to read for school. In english I believe that the title is “The Maias”.

2) Vintage Pictures: A Book that you wanted to see illustrated

I would die if they illustrated “The Mortal Instruments”! I love this series (I still have to read the last two but I love it anyway). It’s one of favourite series and I would love to see them illustrated.

3) Loop: A series you wouldn’t mind reading over and over again

I would read them over and over without getting tired ❤

4) Peculiar Children: An ability of a character that you would like to have

Catelyn and Edwina’s magic, they ability to control their magic is amazing and their magic itself is amazing!!

5) Mrs Peregrine: A favorite character that is a leader

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Pete totally stole my heart, he can have some flaws but who doesn’t? That’s what makes him unique

6) Jacob: A story where a normal boy discovers a new world

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Harry Potter, what else?

7) Emma: A brave character

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Thora is the bravest girl I’ve ever seen, she’s a warrior in a world where a girl being able to fight is wrong, girls are supposed to stay at home taking care of their children but that’s not the life for her. Did she accomplished the life she wanted? Read the book 😀

8) Millard: A book that looks invisible but should be read for more people

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The tittle in portuguese is “Um grito de amor desde o centro do mundo” and it’s the most beautiful book I’ve read! This book it’s just a love story, it teaches you so much about life.

9) Olive: A book that you bought and went straight ahead to the top of your tbr

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I don’t need to explain it right? I had to read it!

10) Hugh: A book that you read that gave you so many feels

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Looks cliche and silly but I loved this book, I cried so much and almost all of my cries were of happiness! I am writing a review on this one so stay tuned!

11) Enoch: A character you would bring back to life

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You guys know what I am talking about, I don’t wanna give anyone spoilers.

12) Bronwyn: A physically strong character

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Throst ♥

13) Hollowgast: A book that you read and you didn’t liked

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I didn’t liked this writing in ” The Maias” but  I am gonna give him a second chance one day.

14) Wights: A book that looks like it used all the cliches you have already seen before

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But I loved it anyway! Cried so much but loved it with all my heart

I tag

The Book Mermaid 

The Little Angie

A Cup of Coffee and a Book 

By Hook or By Book

October 2016 Tbr

Because of university I know I will not have much time to read that’s why my Tbr is so small, I might start a third book this moth but I highly doubt I will finish it this month. The majority of day it’s occupied with classes, and I have to study also, and this leaves almost no time for reading.

So the first book I am going to read is “Os Três Reinos” by Sandra Carvalho, it’s a portuguese book from a fantasy series ” A Saga das Pedras Mágicas”. It’s the 5th book and I couldn’t be more excited about it! The series are one of favorites, and the last book’s final was not pretty so it only left me more curious.

The second book I am reading is ” An Abudance of Katherines” by John Green, I’ve heard a lot of good critics about it so let’s see if it’s that good. I love John Green’s books so I am sure I will love it. Hopes high for this one.

Have you read any of this books? Let me know your opinion 🙂

Nerdy Bookworm 

[TAG] This or this?

Today I bring you a very fun tag, it’s also my first tag here in the blog. I hope you guys like it.

The tag’s name is “This or This” and I was tagged by The Girl Who Reads Books. The tag consists in a book battle, the books I am gonna use where chosen by the person who tagged me and the first book was the wining book in The Girl Who Reads Books battles. It’s supposed for us to choose the book we like more or the book we have most curiosity in reading.

If you have any doubts please don’t hesitate in commenting.

Rules:

  • Mention the blog who tagged you in the beginning of your post;
  • The first book is the book that won the battle of the person who tagged you;
  • You have to follow the order of the book’s list the other person has gave you, explain why you chose the book;
  • Once you have your wining book, you chose 7 books for the people you tag.

1st Round: The Selection VS Falling Kingdoms

I want to read both of them, but “Falling Kingdoms” is a fantasy book and it sounds like the author created an amazing world so I am choosing that one.

2nd Round: Falling Kingdoms vs The Raven Boys

I am going to choose “Falling Kingdoms” again because the opinions I heard about “The Raven Boys” weren’t the best.

3rd Round: Falling Kingdoms VS Confess

I really want to try Colleen Hoover’s books but not as much as I want to try this universe that Morgan Rhodes has created.

4th Round: Falling Kingdoms VS The Girl on the Train

Well this is hard, but “The Girl on the Train” movie is almost going out here in Portugal I guess I want to read “The Girl on the Train” first so that I can I watch the movie as soon as possible.

5th Round: The Girl on The Train VS Never Look Back

I was never really curious about Lesley Pearse’s writing but I will try a book by her some day, for now I want to read ” The Girl on the Train”

6th Round: The Girl on the Train VS Everything Everything

This is a hard choice. I love a good old contemporary book but “The Girl on the Train” is a book that really  intrigues me, so Paula Hawkins’ book wins once again.

7th Round: The Girl on the Train VS Calendar Girl – July, August and September

First of all I want to read the first two volumes of “The Calendar Girl” before I read the Volume 3 so it’s an obvious choice, “The Girl on the Train”

Wining book:

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My list of books:

1- ” The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks

2- “The Casual Vacancy” by JK Rowling

3- “City of Glass” by Cassandra Clare

4- “Everland” by Wendy Spinale

5- “Death with Interruptions” by José Saramago

6- “Socrates in Love” By Kyoichi Katamaya

7- “Paper Towns” by John Green

I tag:

The Little Angie

A Cup of Coffee and a Book 

Sandraandbooks 

Watford Library

Só Mais Uma Página

Nerdybookworm

Sebtember 2016 Wrap Up

Hi guys, I hope you had an amazing month. Mine was a bit busy because I just started studying at college and I had to go there take care of my inscription and my house. I had to buy the furniture to my room and move my things there.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: This book was amazing and  I loved it. The plot twists were just amazing, and guys I have to say it: Scorpius Malfoy is awesome. Jk Rowling really nailed it. I rated it 5/5 stars.

Everland: If you haven’t heard of this book go to the next bookstore and get it! It’s totally worth it, if you love retellings and Peter Pan this is the book for you. Wendy Spinale created an amazing universe here, and the characters are really well built » full review here.

Quidditch Through The Ages: To be honest I excepted a little bit more of this book. I like to know more about quidditch but some parts of the book are a bit boring and that makes me sad. The story of how quidditch evolved it’s interesting but some parts could be written differently and in a more interesting way. I rated it 3,5/5 stars.

Nerdy Bookworm