So May is coming to an end and June is about to start. This means that in the next month more amazing books are going to bo released. And you know what June means… Summer. This month the books that are going to be released are mainly contemporary books. So, these are some of the books that are going to be released June. If you want more information about the book click on its cover. It will take to the Goodreads page. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: May 2015
T5W – Books I will Never Read
It’s that time of the week again when I bring you the Top 5 Wednesdays, created by gingerreadslainey. If you want to know how T5W works you can go to the Goodreads group by clicking here. This weeks theme is Top 5 I will Never Read. I normally don’t say that I will never read a book but the books I included in this list are some books that I will not read in the next months/years. So let’s start it and see which books I will not read Continue reading
Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag
Hi guys! Today I bring a tag. This is the Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag that was adapted by Trey from the Secret Life of a Youtuber Tag. I was tagged by Trey and also Bookmates. So let’s start it.
1. How long have you been a blogger?
I’ve started about two months ago. I’ve been thinking of creating a blog for years but I could never figure out what I should write about. Two months ago I decided to write about books and that’s when I started my blog.
2. At what point do you think you will stop?
I hope not anytime soon. This is so much fun and I love blogging more than I thought I would so I’m going to keep blogging as long as it still is something that I enjoy to do.
3. What is the best thing?
Talk with people about books. My friends don’t read a lot and I don’t have anyone to talk about books. That’s a thing I really love about blogging. I also love the amazing people I’ve found in this community. You guys rule. =)
4. What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it okay?
I don’t have a worst thing about blogging but I’m going to agree with Hafsa in this one. Sometimes I don’t know what I should write about and I have to think about that for a long time.
5. How long does it take you to create/find pictures to use?
Not long. I normally use book covers so I just go to the book Goodreads page and that’s it. I take little longer when I have to edit some images but it only takes about 15/20 minutes. I think I take a longer time resizing the image in the actual post.
6. Who is your book crush?
Do you want to see a really long list of characters? NOPE. I’m just going to say Will Herondale. And Jace. And Holder. And Warner. And Captain Throne. And Etienne. And Jem. And Noah Shaw. And… OK! I should stop now
7. What author would you like to have on your blog?
Cassandra Clare and Sarah J. Maas. It would be epic.
8. What do you wear when you write your blog posts?
It depends. If I’m going out or if I just came home I will probably be in jeans and a shirt. If I’m not going to leave the house or I’m not ready yet in my pyjamas. Right now it’s my pyjamas. It’s more comfortable.
9. How long does it take you to prepare?
If I’m doing a tag it doesn’t take very long, like 10/15 minutes. A review takes a little bit longer because I need to read the book and because it takes a while to know what I want to say about the book. Book Covers Around the World might be the one that takes a longer time because I need to know where the books were released and the covers looks and I need to do a little bit of research.
10. How do you feel about the book blogger community/culture?
I love it. The people in the community are amazing and very supportive. It’s really amazing.
11. Who do you tag?
Warisha from WarishaReads
J.F.Johns from Writersmania
Rach from Rach Reads Books
Ashley from HyperAshley
Melanie from One Less Lonely Blog
Katie from Clumsy Katie Reads Books
So that’s it. I also tag everyone who wants to do it. If you end up doing it tell me in the comments so I can see your answers. =)
Book Covers Around the World #3
Today I bring you again Book Covers Around the World I’ve had such an amazing feedback in my previous posts so I’m going to try to do this once every two weeks. However I would really like if left suggestions on the comments because I’m having some problems on the books I should choose. Today the chosen book is My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga. This is one of my favorite books that were released this year so I wanted to do it this week (you can see my review here) . So let’s start it.
Disney Book Tag
Today I bring you the Disney Book Tag This tag was created by Katytastic for the release of the book The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz. So let’s start it.
1. The Little Mermaid – a character who is out of their element, a “fish out of water”
For a «fish out of water» I decided to choose Juliette from Shatter Me. I’ve chosen Juliette because in the beginning you see this girl who is totally freaked out because of her power not only that but she is also being captive. You see that she is not in her environment because she is afraid that she can kill someone and because she hasn’t had contact with anyone for months.
2. Cinderella – a character who goes through a major transformation
If you’ve read The Perks of Being a Wallflower you know that Charlie had a great development through all the book. He went from this really shy boy to a not so shy boy who had a lot of amazing friends so I figured out that it was a good choice for this category.
3. Snow White – a book with an eclectic cast of characters
The Mortal Instruments series. I love these books and they have an amazing diversity of characters so it’s obviously right for this category.
4. Sleeping Beauty – a book that put you to sleep
I love Jane Austen, I really do but I wasn’t able to finish Emma. I just cannot finish it. I hated from the beginning and after a few weeks I totally gave up reading it.
5. The Lion King – a character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood
I don’t know which YA heroes/heroines don’t have traumatic childhoods but For this case I choose Celeana. Look, this girl is a trained assassin so she really must have had a terrible childhood. We know she had because we find out about that in the book so…
6. Beauty and the Beast – A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful
Definitely Outlander. That is a beast of a book and really intimidating but it’s just an amazing book and beautiful.
7. Aladdin – a character who gets their wish granted, for better or worse
This was a difficult category for me because I couldn’t think of no one but I just decided to choose Hazel Grace from The Fault in Our Stars. She has her wish granted and goes to Amsterdan but by the end of the trip we see it was for worse because Van Houten is a stupid little as***** (sorry if I offended anyone but it’s true).
8. Mulan – a character who pretends to be someone or something they are not
Darrow from Red Rising. We talking about someone who literally changes everything to look like someone that’s not him.
9. Toy Story – a book with characters you wish would come to life
The Infernal Devices series. I love all the characters but my decision was based basically by Will Herondale. You have to understand Will Herondale is everything.
10. Disney Descendants – your favorite villain or morally ambiguous character
I just love to hate Sebastian from The Mortal Instruments series. He is great villain with a twisted mind and I think he’s great.
So this was the Disney Book Tag. If you decide to do this tag just tell me in the comments.
T5W – Debut Novels
It’s that time of the week again when I bring you the Top 5 Wednesdays, created by gingerreadslainey. If you want to know how T5W works you can go to the Goodreads group by clicking here. This weeks theme is Top 5 Debut Novels. This was a really difficult topic because I wanted to include so many books and I couldn’t. However, I managed to reduce my list to 5 books. So let’s start it and see which books I think that are the best debut novels.
5. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I finished this book last week and it was so good. I needed to include it in this topic. If you haven’t read it you should do it. You can read my review here.
4. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
Another book that was released this year and that I just recently read. It was an amazing book and so heartbreaking. You can read my review here.
3. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Let’s be real. Everyone loves this book and I don’t know what took me so long to read it. Sarah J.Maas is an amazing author and I’m excited to read all of her other books. You can read my review here.
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Who doesn’t love Harry Potter? I’m pretty sure that this one of that books that is going to appear in most of the T5W this week so I think I don’t need to explain why I included it here.
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I don’t re-read books that often but this is that book that I try to re-read at least once a year. I just love this book, a lot, so it’s only fair that it appears in the number 1 spot of my list.
This is it, my top 5 debut novels. Tell me, which books have you included in your tops?
The Struggles of Being a Book Lover
As you may have noticed I am a book lover and because of that today I decided to talk to you about the struggles of being a book lover. If you are reading this it’s probably because you are also a book lover and probably you share the same struggles. So, let’s talk about that.
Being interrupted while reading
This is the first struggle. Look, if I have a book in my hands and I’m reading it please don’t talk with me. I could be in a very intense part of the book and you would ruin the feeling of the book. So, just don’t talk wait until I stop reading OK?
Lending a book to a friend to get it back damaged or worse, not getting the book back
You know when you’re friends know that you have a lot of books and they ask if you can lend on of them? I normally don’t want to be rude so I say yes. But please give it back in the same condition that it was before and give it back, really. Don’t be like my aunt that after more than one year still has my copy of The Longest Ride and still didn’t start reading it.
When people say that you read too much and that they don’t understand how you get so much time to read
First of all I don’t read that much. If you think that reading about 5/6 books a month is lot believe it’s not. And I don’t have so much time to read you know. I just try to read in the train instead of not doing nothing in that 30 minutes and I try to read before sleep. That’s not having a lot of time to read.
When someone spoils the ending to you
The struggle of all the book lovers. When someone decides to spoil the end. Worst, when they do it on purpose. You know when sometimes you’re reading comments somewhere and someone just tells something that happened without warning? Please don’t to it.
Deciding what to read next
I never know what I should read next and I spend hours trying to figure it out. It’s like now. I just don’t know what I should start and I’ve been thinking of that for the last two days.
Books to movie adaptations
Do I need to explain this? You know what is worse? When someone says that they loved the movie and you know it was terrible and didn’t do any justice to the book (someone said this about the City of Bones movie and that’s not ok). And don’t you dare to say that the movie is better than the book, especially if you haven’t read it.
Waiting for the next book to come out
I think I don’t need to explain this either. The book lover eternal struggle.
Dealing with the death of a character
The heartbreaking moment that one of your favorite characters dies and you were totally not expecting that.
Dealing with the end of a series
You know that feeling of emptiness when you finish a book series and you just know that you will never read about that characters and that world again?? I don’t like it at all.
When people ask you what’s you’re favorite book
I don’t know how someone can have only one favorite book. I can’t. Do non-book lovers have only a favorite movie or song? NO. So no, I don’t have one favorite book and if you ask me that question I will give you a big list of books. Believe me.
Don’t having enough space for all of your books
You know you have a lot of books when you don’t have more space to put them and then you have to use your imagination to figure out another place to put them on.
I never had to worry about moving my books but sometimes I imagine how complicated it will be the moment when I move out from my mom’s house. Worst is when I talk to her about that and she just says that I can leave all my books there. That’s not going to happen. NEVER.
New book covers and book covers with the movie tie-in
I think that the publishers need to know that we don’t like new book covers especially if they do that in the middle of the series. Don’t do it because then the books will not match. And I will not even talk about movie tie-ins. I don’t like them.
Go to bed way to late because you’re reading
I’m talking to you Colleen Hoover. Every time, but really every time I start reading one of Colleen Hoover’s books I know I will be going to bed at 4/5 am even if I’m sleepy.
Crying in public because you’re reading
That’s the big problem of reading in public. Luckily for me I’m always in my sunglasses so people don’t see that I’m crying and think that I’m crazy.
I know that this is a lot of text but I hope you liked it. And tell me, do you have the same struggles or other struggles that I have not talked about. If so tell me in the comments.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – Review
April 7th 2015
Balzer + Bray
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.
I went on reading this book a little it afraid mainly because everyone loved this book and raved it so much that I was afraid that it wouldn’t live my expectations. Luckily this was an amazing book and I wasn’t disappointed.
Let’s start from the beginning. Simon is a pretty normal teenager who has a secret, he is gay. However, right in the beginning of the book we learn that someone found out about his secret and starts to blackmailing him. Only by knowing this you know that this is going to be a great book. I loved Simon and how is struggles were shown. And let’s not even talk about is conversations with Blue, they were so cute that I couldn’t handle it. Talking about Blue, for a second I figured out who he was but then I thought that I was completely wrong so it was pretty much a surprise for me knowing who he was. I also loved the plot, all of the characters and their interactions (even Martin, not as much as everyone else but yeah). Not only the book was amazing but it was also amazingly well written and Becky Albertalli made a pretty good job on writing it.
So yes, you should totally read this book. This book was cute, funny and adorable and will put you in a great mood. I’m also excited to read more from the author.
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it?
Reading Habits Tag
I wasn’t going to post today because I’ve been out all day but I decided to do another tag that was easy and fast to answer. This time i the Reading Habits Tag that was created by TheBookJazz. If you want to answer this tag just tell me in the comments so I can see you’re answers. So let’s start it.
1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
Normally my bed
2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?
I love my bookmarks so that’s my choice
3. Can you stop reading or do you have to wait until you finish a chapter?
I have to finish the chapter
4. Do you eat or drink while eating?
I only drink water but that’s because I’m always drinking water
5. Can you read while listening to music or watching tv?
I’m used to have my tv on when I’m reading and if I’m in the mood I listen to some music
6. One book at a time or several at once?
If you see my Goodreads page I’m reading several books but the true is that I sometimes stop a book and read another one. So, I only read one book at time.
7. Reading at home or everywhere?
Everywhere. I use the train a lot so I read in my way to college.
8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Silently in my head.
9. Do you read ahead or skip pages?
I used to skip pages or read the last page but I’m changed and now I don’t do it anymore
10. Breaking the spine or keeping it new?
Keeping it new so it looks good on my bookshelf
11. Do you write in books?
No. I like to keep my books in perfect conditions if I can.
So this is it. Just tell me what you think and what would you answer.
T5W – Summer Covers
Hi. It’s wednesday again which means that it’s that time of the week again when I bring you the Top 5 Wednesdays, created by gingerreadslainey. If you want to know how T5W works you can go to the Goodreads group by clicking here. This weeks theme is Top 5 Summer Covers. So let’s start it and see which books I think have the best summer covers.
5. We Were Liars – E. Lockhart
You can see that this cover shows the main characters in the sea so I had to include this on my top. It is also a bonus that the story occurs during the summer.
4. Second Chance Summer – Morgan Matson
I have yet to read this book but this cover has summer written all over the place (including the title). I think that this would be a great summer read for me in this coming summer.
3. Huntley Fitzpatrick books
I have also yet to read all of this books but the covers are so summer that I had to include them. Maybe I will also read these in this coming summer. What do you think?
2. Since You’ve Been Gone – Morgan Matson
I actually read this last summer and it was so amazing. And look at the cover. It’s summer in one picture. So yeah, it had to be in my top.
1. Sarah Addison Allen books – Portuguese Editions
This covers scream summer to me and they are also really good summer reads. That’s why I’ve chosen them as my favorite summer covers. I had to put the covers that are used in the portuguese editions not only because these are the editions that I have but also because they are gorgeous. Just look at them
This is it, my top 5 summer covers. Tell me, which books have you included in your tops?