T5W (2 August): Book Covers You’d Live In

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam at Thoughts on Tomes and was created by Lainey at Gingerreadslainey. Here’s the Goodread’s group!

 

Ventos do Norte (Acacia #1) and Presságios de Inverno (Acacia #2), David Anthony Durham

Technically this is only one book, but here in Portugal they divided it in two (same with the rest of the series).

That palace and that ship… Yes, I would definitely like to live in that! Or in any of the portuguese covers for this series.

 

Nevernight, Jay Kristoff

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I’ll be honest: I would love to live in any art by Kerby Rosanes ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It blows my mind everytime.

 

The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet, Becky Chambers

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This is my current read and I’d very much like to live in a place with this night sky view, pretty please!

 

With Malice, Eileen Cook

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This is such a beautiful cover, I’d love to go to Italy someday! (And read this book while in there!)

 

Magnolia, Kristi Cook

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This cover remainds me of the TV series Hart Of Dixie sooooo… Yeah, that’s pretty much the reason I choose this one 😂 I miss so much the people of that little town and their dramas!

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T5W (26 April): Authors You Want To Read More From

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam at Thoughts on Tomes and was created by Lainey at Gingerreadslainey. Here’s the Goodread’s group!

 

I finally decided to do a Top 5 Wednesday!! This is a great prompt for me, because I tend to read a book from one author, like it a lot, think a lot about reading more books by that author and then I always end up delaying it to read other books by other authors I didn’t yet had the opportunity to read… And with this, lets start!

 

  • Brandon Sanderson

Last summer I had the awesome idea and opportunity to buy the boxed set of the Mistborn trilogy. So I marathoned the 3 books and IT WAS THE BEST READING EXPERIENCE I’VE EVER HAD. Since then I’ve been wanting to read more by Brandon Sanderson, particularly The Stormlight Archive series… And it still did not happen. I have high hopes for this summer, tho.

 

  • Patrick Rothfuss

Well, this is a special case. The last book I read in 2016 was The Name of the Wind and I loved it (ofc), but… Well, no one ready knows when the 3rd book will come out so I’ve been delaying reading The Wise Man’s Fear. But I really don’t think I can wait much longer. On the other hand my plan B for this situation is to read the 2nd book and then re-read the 2 books when I start to really miss the 3rd one 😂

 

  • Michael Crichton

I’ve read the portuguese editions of Timeline and Pirate Latitudes and I really liked the first one more than the other (but on the other hand… pirates). I don’ know how I still haven’t read Jurassic Park!!

 

  • Victoria Schwab

Have you ever deep down know that you just gonna love some books? Well, this happened to me with Brandon Sanderson and more recently with Victoria Schwab! In March I read A Darker Shade of Magic (in english but this is now published in portuguese!!) and I loved the magical writing style and how magical the story was. I’m pretty sure I can just buy the rest of the Shades of Magic series as well as The Archived and the Monsters of Verity duology!

 

  • John Scalzi

I’ve only read Old Man’s War by him, but I truly think I’ll really like his other books. The fun and light way he writes “”space sci-fi”” is something I need more in my life!

 

And what are the authors you need to read more from? I’d love to know! 😊

Objetivos Literários para 2017

Olá! Ao longo da última semana, há medida que foram começando a aparecer posts/videos sobre objetivos para 2017, decidi que seria boa ideia começar também a pensar em como gostava que 2017 corresse em termos literários. Certamente que deixei passar algo, mas lá acabei por compilar uma lista com objetivos que espero cumprir durante o próximo ano. A maioria tem uma lista de possibilidades e os livros podem aparecer em mais do que uma categoria.

 

  1. Completar o mínimo do desafio #BeatTheBacklist (ou seja, ler os 10 livros que tenho há mais tempo na minha estante)

  2. Ler pelo menos 5 clássicos

  3. Ler pelo menos 5 livros #ownvoices

  4. Ler pelo menos 5 livros que tenham lugar noutro país

  5. Sagas/Trilogias que quero começar:

    • Harry Potter, JK Rowling
    • Percy Jackson, Rick Riordan
    • The Dark Tower, Stephen King
    • The School for Good and Evil, Soman Chainani
  6. Sagas/Trilogias que quero continuar

    • Old Man’s War, John Scalzi
    • A Crónica do Regicida, Patrick Rothfuss
    • The Bone Season, Samantha Shannon
  7. Livros que quero finalmente ler:

  8. Ler noutros formatos (graphic novels/manga)

    • Bleach
    • Fullmetal Alchemist
    • Saga
  9. Ler pelo menos 1 livro de não-ficção

  10. Ler mais livros de antropologia

  11. Escrever uma review sobre todos os livros que leia (aqui ou no Goodreads, etc) de forma critica e reflexiva, mesmo que só tenha 6 linhas

 

 

Tentei construir esta lista de modo a ter as coisas que eu quis ler não só este ano, mas também há já algum tempo. Não é uma lista set in stone, porque não consigo prever com 100% de precisão tudo o que me vai apetecer ler ao longo do ano, mas vou tentar lembrar-me de ver esta lista regularmente porque acabo sempre por voltar a estes livros e a pensar que já lhes devia ter dado uma oportunidade.

Inicialmente tinha pensado em definir o meu Goodreads Challenge para 16, mas acabei por decidir por 30 porque, apesar da pressão que sei que vou sentir, é mesmo a quantidade de livros que quero ler em 2017 e espero que ajude a não ceder à tentação de ver séries durante grande parte do tempo 😂 Não é apenas uma questão simples de quantidade, de poder dizer que li X livros no ano, é um objetivo pessoal mais importante do que isso. Cada vez que vejo a minha To-Read list no Goodreads percebo a quantidade (que continua a aumentar) de livros que quero mesmo ler e que me provocam uma curiosidade singular acerca da forma como me podem marcar e como podem ser mesmo o que eu preciso de ler em algum momento da minha vida, portanto isto também tem de exigir um esforço da minha parte 🙂

Ler 30 livros vai ser mesmo um desafio e por causa disso decidi não participar em desafios (incrivelmente interessantes e importantes!) como o #DiversityBingo2017 (Resumidamente: consiste em preencher este cartão de Bingo ao longo do ano e foca em livros #ownvoices e na diversidade. Vi 2 videos muito bons sobre a importância deste assunto que recomendo: What is #ownvoices and Why Is It Important? do canal WhittyNovels e #OWNVOICES | DISCUSSION & RECOMENDATIONS do canal Aprilius Maximus, bem como utilizar a hashtag #ownvoices no Twitter). No entanto, não podia deixar de o incluir, mas numa escala muito menor (😥), nos meus objetivos. Também adorava fazer o Around The World in 52 Books, mas… 52 livros… So, yeah.

 

Vamos ver como o próximo ano corre!

Top Ten Tuesday: My top 10 Best Books of 2016!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

 

Hi there! I’m trying this for the first time and this week’s topic is Top Ten Best Books Of 2016. The following are in no specific order:

 

  • The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

 

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I finished this not so long ago and, although it took me about 50 pages to really grab me and understand what was going on, I liked it soooo much! I loved this world and the types of clairvoyance it introduces us, this were all new elements of fantasy to me and I found it very unique. I’m sad I don’t have the next one so I could start it right away, but I got a Kobo for Christmas and the first thing I bought was On The Merits of Unnaturalness (which I already had a fun time reading!) and The Pale Dreamer (which I can’t wait to read!) also by Samantha Shannon.

 

  • Animal Farm by George Orwell

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Oh boy… This book is quite something! I don’t believe I read 1984 last year and took forever to get my hands on this one, even though my friends higly recommended it to me. Although it’s very short, it contains a very strong message and I also found it quite “relatable” in some way, because sometimes I was just like “THIS IS SO TRUE”.

 

  • Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

 

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I love sci-fi but I guess I wasn’t a true fan until I finally read a space opera 😂 It was an easy read, fast paced and fun. I did not expect to keep thinking about it since I read it back in October because I’ve been told that, although this is a series, you can read this first book as a stand alone, but oh god no, I really need to get the next one!

 

  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

 

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This was the birthday gift from my best friend and it was the beeeest. I’m not the fastest reader (I usually take one and a half week to read a book), but I read this in 3 days! It was light, fun and super cute, exactly what I needed in the moment. I’m not sure about other Rainbow Rowell’s books, because I’ve been getting my eye on some mixed reviews, but I’m really curious about Kindred Spirits.

 

  • The Mistborn Trilogy (The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension and  The Hero of Ages) by Brandon Sanderson

 

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The Mistborn Trilogy took over my whole world. No, but really. For a month and a half during this summer, I was stuck in Luthadel with Kelsier’s crew and I did not want to leave. This was so amazing. I found about it through booktube (PeruseProject and Connor O’Brien) and I had a feeling I was gonna like it, but I never thought I WOULD LIKE IT SO MUCH! It’s fantasy and it’s dark and it’s epic and it has thieves that mess around with metals that give them special habilities and they wanna fix what’s wrong and gain something while doing that. I think I didn’t really ever had an “auto-buy author”, but I surely have one now.

 

  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

 

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I’ve been wanting to read a Jane Austen book for quite some time, but always found another classic to read instead. This summer I finally read it and I liked it so much more than I thought I would! It was very entertaining and I could hardy put it down. Aaaand I finally get all the Mr. Darcy references!

 

  • All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

 

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I usually don’t read historical fiction, but once again, influenced by booktube, I decided it was something I should read more. My tastes have been changing a bit and I thought this could be something I was now into. Fantasy and sci-fi are still my favorite genres, but this book did me a solid and I really want to read more historical ficition. It was a story wonderfully told, but was also a painful one, my inner self needs more awareness that books like this can give.

 

  • Timeline by Michael Crichton

 

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Since I started watching Doctor Who in 2014 (💙) I became a fan of time travel and because of that is obvious I also wanted to read about time travel. My mom had this book for some years and one day I found it in her shelves, but I wasn’t sure I would like it and because it has about 500 pages it took me some time to finally pick it up. But I eventually did, in the beginning of the year, and I’m just sad I had an exam in a few days when I decided to started the book! It was amazing, I really liked Crichton’s writestyle (but let’s not forget I read a translated edition) and the story really grabed me! I can’t wait to read Jurassic Park, I’m very curious about that one.

 

  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

 

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Yes, I found booktube this year and it may have influenced my reading choices. And still because I wanted to read more time travel books I saw an opportunity and decided to read this. Although is a diferent kind of time travel, I really liked it! Maybe it was because it was so diferent that I liked it so much. It was diferent, but made sense.

 

  • The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

 

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Sooooo… I’m still reading this, but I can assure you, it already won a place in this top 10 best books of 2016 because IT’S AMAZING. It’s one of those books that when you stop reading you’re like “how the hell did I already read 50 pages?!?!?”. Time does not exist for me while I’m reading this book, only Kvothe’s story does.

 

Book Tag – Pokémon GO

 

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Para dizer a verdade não pude aderir à loucura do Pokémon Go porque, infelizmente, não é compatível com o meu telemóvel. Contudo, Pokémon foi basicamente (para não dizer exclusivamente) a minha infância. Ainda tenho comigo o Pokémon Red 100% funcional, bem como umas outras cassetes e um GameBoy SP personalizado com o Kyogre (my pride and joy). E é por isto que só vi razões para fazer esta book tag quando a vi no blog Estante de Livros (originalmente criada por Read At Midnight, as imagens utilizadas não foram criadas por mim, foram retiradas do post original).

 

 

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Tenho algumas memórias de quando era mesmo pequena estar sempre a chatear a minha mãe para me comprar as pequenas bandas desenhadas do Tio Patinhas e de mais tarde me agarrar à coleção Uma Aventura, de Ana Maria Magalhães e Isabel Alçada, com as suas histórias infindáveis e adaptação à televisão.

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Sem dúvida o Admirável Mundo Novo, de Aldous Huxley. Li-o há uns 3 anos e ainda penso nele frequentemente, continua a surpreender-me a forma como Huxley conseguiu visionar aquela sociedade no tempo em que escreveu o livro (e também ainda acho que não é uma ideia assim tão estranha se refletirmos um bocado no assunto).

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Tudo, Tudo… e Nós, da Nicola Yoon. Desde que foi traduzido para português vejo-o em todo o lado.

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Hush Hush, da Becca Fitzpatrick. É o clássico “good girl meets a mysterious guy that turns out to be kind of a good guy”, maaas gostei mesmo muito quando o li na altura (já se passaram uns bons anos) e foi a primeira saga completa que comprei.

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Aprendiz de Assassino, da Robin Hobb, e Outlander, da Diana Gabaldon.

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Misery, de Stephen King. Tanto porque não o conseguia largar como também por ter aquele toquezinho mesmo creepy.

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Cath e Levi (Fangirl, da Rainbow Rowell).

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A saga Os Segredos de O Imortal Nicholas Flamel, de Michael Scott, e Maze Runner, de James Dashner.

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Mistborn, de Brandon Sanderson! Pelo que sei temos a trilogia inicial (The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension e The Hero of Ages) e mais 3 livros publicados (The Alloy of Law, Shadows of Self e The Bands of Morning) cuja história se passa séculos depois. Li a trilogia este verão e adorei tanto que apesar dos livros terem mais de 600 páginas o tempo em que os lia passou a voar! Tenho a certeza que os livros do spin-off não vão desiludir.

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Resgate no Tempo, de Michael Crichton. Quando peguei nele e o comecei a ler não estava a gostar tanto como gostei! Pensei que ia demorar um bom tempo a lê-lo por ter mais de 500 páginas, mas afinal só não o consegui ler mais rápido porque tinha de estudar para exames.

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The Raven Boys, da Maggie Stiefvater, e A Court of Thorns and Roses, da Sarah J. Maas.

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A edição da Peguin Classics de capa dura do The Picture of Dorian Gray, de Oscar Wilde, e Pride and Prejudice, de Jane Austen.

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Zenith, da Sasha Alsberg e Linday Cummings.

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Depois da trilogia Mistborn, Brandon Sanderson tornou-se facilmente o meu auto-buy author!

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Por acaso, neste momento, não tenho nenhum.