About blogging, working and taking care of the house… All at the same time

Hi, guys! It’s me again.

I know I’m not one to write personal posts that don’t include books very often and that’s a choice of mine – I mean, blogging is a kind of getaway from real life for me, so it seems a bit weird to talk about real life here when there is no connection to books. However, I’ve been feeling the need to talk about the changes in my life since I started working again. So, if you don’t feel like reading a personal post, stop now and give me half an hour to post my scheduled posts for the day over here 🙂

You may want to sit, this will be a long ride.

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For those who haven’t been around very long, hello! I’m Annelise, a 21 year old journalist that just got her degree last December. I’ve been released from my former agency last July,thanks to my country’s economical crisis, and just got back to work on the last week of May, on the 25th. It was pratically a year at home, only taking my last classes at college and working on my dissertation.

As I still live with my parents – who work out – and I’m an only child, it was natural for me to unburden my mom from her house chores and absorb them into my day. She didn’t ask me, I simply did it. I was jobless, it was the least I could do in my vision. And I had the blog, that will complete its first year this month, on June 22th. I’d love to say that I have wonderful things planned for the date, but that would be a lie. But we’ll get there.

Anyway, I had a big apartment to run, a legacy of better financial times for my family, an old and lovely dog to take care of (yes, I’m talking about my princess Lady, she’s 14) and a blog to keep running. Oh, and my bookstagram account. For 11 months, this was my routine: take care of the house, make lunch for my parents, take care of my dog and when it all was ready to go, blog and Instagram away.

As wonderful as my life was, I felt constantly judged because I couldn’t get a job. It felt like the working spots were there for everyone but me, no one seemed to need what I can offer as a professional. My parents wouldn’t say anything, but honestly? They didn’t have to, especially my mom. No matter if the house was perfect and tidy, if I was getting review request after review request, or if I was meeting awesome people that became offline friends as much as online. I wasn’t making money, so I logically was wasting my time.

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With my family with really low on cash, all the non-spoken pressure and the sense of social failture for leaving college without a steady income, I started to freak out a little. And then I blogged more. Because here I could control my life, I could let my passions run free. Being chubby wasn’t a problem. The lack of a boyfriend wasn’t a problem. The lack of money wasn’t a problem. The sick dog wasn’t a problem. My only problems over here are whether a book deserses a certain rating or not, how to say constructive things for all the books that I read, if I answered all my friends and am up to date with their blogs.

Life on WordPress is wonderful, seriously.

And then last month my ex-boss, a wonderful woman that taught me everything I know about my job, who I deeply admire and am proud to call my personal friend nowadays, gave my name to another former co-worker of ours, for a spot on my area. I was called on the agency, made it through the interview and was hired on the same day.

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Honestly, I was so happy – and still am. I felt like my life was on some sort of cosmical pause and that everyday looked exactly like the same, I needed the change of scenario and I feel blessed to have a job among a very huge political and economical crisis. But things changed.

As it happens to everything in life, it’s time to adjust now and that’s where lays the problem. I’m not being able to perform my house chores alone anymore and now I feel my mom silent jugding me because I can’t help her enough. My poor Lady spends the whole day alone and my heart breaks everyday to think that I may not be there for her if the wost happens. I feel like my blogposts are not the same anymore, not even half as complete as I’d like to – hell, I can’t even keep up with myself. I’m reading way more than I can review.

All of this has been bothering me a lot because I honestly don’t know how much of this is really my new routine interfering in my private activities and how much this is actually my fault. And the worst part is that no one can answer this but me. I’m confused and messed up.

I know that sooner or later I will adjust and make room for all my chores + blogging on my daily routine, but I’d rather not freak out until then.

What I’m trying to say with this post is that I’m really, really scared. Living my own life is terrifying. I’ll keep trying until I win this war, but it doesn’t make me more comfortable or brave. Just more… Scared, haha.

Since I entered college, I made a point of not giving up anything in life that I really wanted or believed in. Right now, I want this job to be awesome, I want to keep being a blogger and I want to be able to do my house chores and try to make my mom’s life easier. And, more than anything, I want this choices that I’ve made so far to be the right bets.

My whole point is: you believe in something, you keep fighting for it. That’s my plan and not even all my insecurities, reservations and problems will keep me from it. I will adjust, I will go back to a better post quality (in my humble vision) and I will still have time left to clean up my house. All I need is time.

… And to convince myself of all of that.

Thanks so much for reading and I’m really sorry for this so-out-of-nowhere post, but I needed to unload my heart without being too heard offline. I’m very tired of offline people around me blatantly ignoring my previous experience of three years working in agencies and assuming that all my personal problems are due my new job. I mean, hello? This is the only damn thing that is working out for me right now!! Ugh.

Seriously, you are a hero if you made it to this far and, for that, I thank you 🙂 Sorry for turning my blog into a temporary therapy session, but hey, not my fault if I can’t afford a therapist, hahaha!

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See you again in some mintures, when I come back at pretending everything is only rainbows, flowers and love.

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Dragon’s Loyalty Award!

Hi, there! I’m alive after a very unproductive Saturday – Jess, from Mud and Stars, can testify that, haha!

Anyway, it’s time for a tag and lovely Victoria, from Addlepates and book nerds, nominated me to the Dragon’s Loyalty Award 😀 Thanks so much, dear! It’s my first time receiving it and I’m beyond happy, haha!

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(x) Display the award on your blog and announce your win with a post;

(x) Link the blogger who awarded you;

(x) Present six deserving blogs with the award and link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded;

(x) Write seven interesting things about you.

Seven interesting (?) facts about me

 1) I just started to work again after a year break to finish college and put my health back on track 🙂 I’m enjoying it a lot and hope to stay there for a while, as I like my clients and my co-workers!

 2) I’m totally not a movie person. I always have déjà vu feelings when I read movie synopsis and I never was much of a movie watcher to say that I’ve “seen it all”. I’m okay with tv shows, though. I like to marathon them all at once, because if I stop, I will pick it up again only months – OR YEARS – after. Also, I have an extreme difficulty in ending them for this reason. In 21 years, I’ve only finished watching the classic Scooby Doo season, The Little Mermaid tv series from Disney, and I Dream of Jeannie. Btw, I finished I Dream of Jeannie last month, so yay for me, haha! Now I’m hell bent on finishing Bewitched. I started it all over again and am on the middle of the second season – work got in the way of this plan, but I’ll be watching more episodes tonight, for example 🙂

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I Dream of Jeannie ❤

 3) I’m a linguistics nut. If I could, I’d learn all the languages in the world. I currently only speak Brazilian Portuguese and English fluently unfortunately, but I’m working on my French now – I’m learning by myself for now, but I think I’ll enter a proper course on the next semester 🙂 My top priority languages to learn after mastering French include German, as I’m a German descendent, Japanese, as I HATE to depend on online translators and editors to read the titles that I want, and Russian just for the fun of knowing it, haha!

 4) I’m a sucker for gay romance and gay manga. I’m often asked whether I’m a homosexual myself, but it’s not the case. Actually, I’ve never had sexual desire towards any real living person, be it a girl or a boy. I recognize their beauty, but I have no desire to touch or be touched. I’ve only fell truly in love once and it was for a boy, in my last year of high school. Complications aside, I’ve never once felt the need of kissing him or even touching him. However, as he was sort of in love with my best friend, I admit I didn’t put an effort on this and, ever since, I haven’t truly fallen for anyone else. I tried to fall for one of my best male offline friends, but that didn’t really work out either – his fault for not making the effort of going out with me even as friends, haha! So yeah, I’m heterosexual that lives desire through fictional gay men. Totally natural, yeah.

 5) My 22th Birthday is on August 12th of this year and I don’t know how to feel about it. You see, this week I found a very white hair among my dark blonde others and I still sport the same face that I had when I left high school at 17, so I don’t feel like 22. I also still need to take my driver’s license, so I guess that helps me not to feel as I’m not a teen anymore. Even with my college being proudly over with all the stars and all and working since I turned 18, I feel froze in time. I’m not saying that I wish to look older, but I wish I could feel older. I wish I could feel like 22 and not like I’m still 17. But oh well, at least I get some funny jokes from my friends on the matter. I’m often called a vampire because of my never aging face and the fact that I tend to oversleep during the day given the chance – my regular sleep time if allowed is of at least 10 hours. My personal record is 18 hours of uninterrupted sleep, oops!

 6) I have a small Lhasa Apso called Lady that is one of the beings that I love the most. She’s a stubborn and lazy girl, but she seems to have a sixth sense that never fails to alert her if I’m not feeling well or if I’m upset. She hates taking pictures, but I pretend I don’t know that, haha!

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 7) I love to travel, but I haven’t been getting many opportunities to do so, especially to new places. I do have to travel to visit my family, but that results in always going to the same places. My goal for the next year is to travel to a new place, let’s see how that will unfold, haha!

Hmm, that post ended up being way more personal than I intended it to, but oh well. Sorry guys, thanks for indulging my reflections, haha!

I nominate…

So, the people that most comment on my blog are:

  • My lovely friend Vinnie, which has a wonderful sense of humor and an endless patience with me, as I tend to read his blog posts all at the same time from month to month, haha! Sorry, darling, know that I love your blog even with the lateness of my comments 🙂 If you guys like movies, go follow him! He writes the BEST MOVIE REVIEWS EVER!
  • My best online friend Jess, from Mud and Stars, that not only tolerates me on WordPress, but also on Twitter, haha! Thanks for spending time with me whenever you can and for indulging me on book club ❤ Her blog is as amazing as she is and that’s saying a lot, trust me. So go follow her, haha! Love you, Jess!
  • My online bff Jeany, from JeanyJanez ❤ Thanks so much for always stopping by and always having something nice to say, dear! Also, thanks for being my friend ❤ If you guys like music and books, you need to follow Jeany!
  • My awesome kick-ass bff Mandy, from The Reading Diaries, that is someone that I admire from the bottom of my heart. She has endless patience with me on Instagram, pops up in here whenever she can and is awesome pretty much 24/7. If you like books, DIY projects and cooking, you have to follow Mandy! I’m sure she’s one of the best cooks in the USA!
  • My offline best-friend Jenny, who insists on reading my blog when she should be writing her dissertation and for that, I’m very proud of her ;D Thanks, twin!
  • My new-found blogger friend, Amanda, from the Cover2CoverMom. In those few months that I’ve known her, I can already tell you that she is one of those precious people that you keep in your heart and I’m really grateful to have met her ❤ Also, her blog is terrific, go follow her!

You guys don’t need to do this award, I just wanted to say how much you all mean to me! Also, thank you that is reading this too! *–*

And that’s the end of an unnecessary long post, haha! How is your weekend so far? 🙂

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Infinity Dreams Award!

Hi, there! Wow, it has been a while since I was able to set up a post for Saturday, haha! Anyway, I come back to you now with another award! I’m so honored ❤ Thank you, Kim! 😀 She’s from The Spines Breaker and a blast of fun. Don’t forget to check her out!

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Here we have DA RULEZ:

Thank and follow the blog that nominated you. (Thank you, Kim!)

Tell us 11 facts about yourself.

Answer the questions that were set for you to answer.

Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them.

 

11 Facts About Me

  1. I love Britney Spears to the point of being delusional about her lately trashy music, haha!
  2. I’m current on vacation at my uncle’s place, leading a very difficult life that includes sighseeing, eating wonderful food and swimming in the pool, as it is summer over here 😉
  3. One of my favorite games ever is Lara Croft Tomb Raider. I’ve played almost them all so far and closed two; the first one and Legend, haha!
  4. I’ve been reading mangas since I’m 8, thanks to a very dear Japanese friend ❤ Yas, I’m talking about you, Hachiyumi! *–*
  5. I’m trying to convince my parents that I need to keep up with my education after ending college last December… By having piano lessons LOL
  6. I love visiting cemeteries. To imagine the stories of the people buried there and wonder if their families still exist 🙂
  7. One of my favorite jobs ever is to beta-read. I finished a book last year with an author and have two more in the oven! I love being the extra set of eyes, haha!
  8. I love to write fanfiction. I’m currently finishing edits on a fanfiction about Elsa, from Frozen, and Jack Frost, from Rise of Guardians. I also am doing one with Aragorn and Legolas and promised a friend I’d write one about Orlando Bloom and Leonardo DiCaprio, haha! Let’s see how those go.
  9. My favorite part of the day is sunset. Sunset reminds me of decadency and ghotic romantic notions, haha!
  10. This is the fifth blog award that I have received! (Well, Sixth if you count that I have been nominated twice for the Liebster Award, haha!) Thank you all, you rock ❤
  11. I’m forever thankful for the friends that I have made since I started my bookstagram and blogging ❤

 

Kim’s questions

  1. Do you have a pet? What animal is it? If you don’t, would you like one?

I do! She is a lovely Lhasa Apso called Lady! I miss my baby so badly, she stood home with my parents…

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  1. Recommend me some Christmas songs please ^^

I’m terrible late for this! But I love My Kind of Christmas from Christina Aguilera, Jingle Bell Rock from Within Temptation, Santa Baby from Taylor Swift and Winter Wonderland from Vanessa Hudgens. Those are the ones that come to my mind now. Sorry, haha!

  1. Recommend me some road trips book please (sth like Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour :D)

I’m afraid I don’t know any, sorry 😦

  1. Top 5 travel destinations?

Curitiba, Brazil; Toronto, Canada; New York, USA; Berlim, Germany; London, England ❤

  1. Beach or Historical Monument or Disneyland?

In an utopic world, Disneyland (as I have never been to any), Historical Monument and then Beach 🙂 I grew up in beaches, they are not all that special, haha!

  1. Favourite Disney Princess? Fav Disney Character?

In chronological order: Ariel, Jasmim, Bela, Meg, back to Bela, Elsa and nowadays, Aurora. Come on, can you just imagine if the recipe for all your problems to vanish was taking a nap? COUNT. ME. IN. This is my ideal for life now, haha! And my favorite character all time is Goofy ❤

  1. How much do you loathe Umbridge? (you can skip this question if you don’t know bout her)

Enough to imagine her immortal and being tortured by the Inquisition until the end of times!

  1. Contemporary Fiction or Dystopia or Fantasy?

Hmm, Fantasy. Then Dystopia. Then Contemporary Fiction, but this is so not one of my go-to genres, haha!

  1. Where are you from? 😀

I’m Brazilian – I think I already said this before, but I realized that many people didn’t know, haha!

  1. Current mood?

Melancholic. This post has been previously written in the same day we all found out about Alan Rickman’s death. RIP.

  1. Do you love me? Kidding lol some cry-worthy books?

I LOVE YOU! ❤ And I would say What Lies Within, Shattered Blue and Chasing Rainbows 😀

 

Nominated ones

My Questions for you!

  1. Where are you from? 😀
  2. Besides reading, which are your hobbies?
  3. Do you prefer the beach or the montains?
  4. Favorite music genre?
  5. Which one is your favorite social media site?
  6. How many books have you read in 2015? Do you have a goal for 2016?
  7. Which are some of your favorite authors?
  8. Do you prefer hot or cold weather? Rainy or dry? ;D
  9. Are you found of Hello, from Adele?
  10. In which Hogwarts house are you in?
  11. Are you pro or con books turned into movies/tv shows?

 

That’s it, thanks for reading 😀 And thanks for the award again, Kim! ❤

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Beautiful Blogger Awards

Hi, there! Happy late Saturday, haha! Mine is pretty rainy today, but I don’t really care 🙂

Saturday is tag day and my lovely friend Kim, from The Spines Breaker, nominated me for the Beautiful Blogger Awards 😀 Thank you so much, I’m honored!

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Here we have the rules for the award:

•Link to the blogger who nominated you.

•List seven random facts about you.

•Nominate seven creative, beautiful bloggers, and notify them.

Seven random facts about me 🙂

1. I love to collect different editions of the same book;

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from my Instagram 😀

 

2. I always take notes of my favorite quotes along the book in a Lady and the Tramp notebook;

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from my Instragram again, haha!

 

3. I wish I could read faster;

4. My heart shatters every time I can’t connect with a book;

5. I hate people that follow you expecting to be followed back and plan on unfollowing you some days later;

6. My favorite TV shows are White Collar, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, The Big Bang Theory, Betwitched, Get Smart, Full House and I Dream of Jeannie;

7. I hate bad Wi-Fi signal – please don’t give me false hope, ugh!

 

I’ve seen this tag around a lot, so you feel free to say that I nomintaed you if you want to do it! You are beautiful if you are Reading my blog, LOL!

That’s it, thanks for reading! Later, I’ll post a review for my most recently finished book, Secret Vampires, from L. J. Smith!

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One Lovely Blog Award <3

Hi, there! I know I said tags would be mostly on Saturdays, but there are so many tags for me to catch up that I decided to pick up the pace for now, haha!

My lovely friend Aetheristrux, from The Amazing Life of a Bookworm, nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award and I can’t thank enough for it! So, thank you, Aetheristrux! ❤

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Those are the rules:

You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog. (thanks again!)

You must list the rules and display the award.

You must add 7 facts about yourself.

You must nominate 10 – 15 or so other bloggers

Seven facts about me

  1. I JUST GRADUATED IN JOURNALISM SCHOOL AND I WON’T SHUT UP ABOUT IT SO SOON! ❤
  2. My favorite book genre is historical romances (if you add a “gay” in front of it, more the better!), but I also love adventure and fantasy books 🙂
  3. I’m thinking of starting a new religion on bookstagram that allows and encourages women to have several husbands, as I mentally date at least one guy from each book that I read, haha!
  4. My favorite tv series from all-time is White Collar, which SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN ENDED
  5. I’m always listening to music, always. I have more life soundtracks for book characters than for myself (as I never do anything interesting, LMAO)
  6. One of the most relaxing activities for me is to float in that part of the ocean where the waves break only occasionally
  7. I’ve been reading mangas since I’m 8 and Chobits was my first! (I talked more about this title here)

Nominated blogs:

I already saw lots of blogs that did this tag, so I’m going to mention here some lovely blogs that I follow ❤ If you were tagged and don’t want to do this or already did, it’s okay 😀 I just wanted you to know that I find your blog to be very lovely!

  1. Jeany, from JeanyJanez
  2. Audrey, from Forwards and Bookwords
  3. Jess, from The Mud And Stars Book Blog
  4. Kimsiang, from The Spines Breaker
  5. Nicole, from Away in Neverland
  6. Jenna, from Jenacide by Bibliophile
  7. Shannon, from For the Love of Words
  8. Bianca , from The Ultimate Fangirl
  9. Ashleigh, from Miss Book Dependent
  10. Victoria, from Addlepates and Book Nerds

 

That’s it! Thank you again, Aetheristrux! Your blog is also lovely! And thanks for reading 😀

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Liebster Award: double nomination! =O

Hello, everyone! Some days ago, I was nominated for the Liebster Award twice! I’d like to thank so so sooo much to my lovely friend Ellen, from Eveningreads, and to sweet Shannon, from For The Love of Words, for the nomination! You are amazing!!

lbaAnd here’s the rules for the award:

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Eveningreads’ questions:

  1. Do you have a favorite Harry Potter book? If yes, which and why?

Yes! I love The Goblet of Fire. All of it. The year, the quests, Voldemort’s trial to kill Harry… Really, this is my favorite book of the series all time, haha!

  1. What is your current read and how is it?

I’m currently reading a book called Shattered Blue, from Laura Bird Horowitz, that I received through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. I just start reading chapter 1, I think it’s not fair to say anything good or bad yet, haha!

  1. Your top 5 TBR?
  • Sigmund Shaw: A Steampunk Adventure, by Mark C. King
  • Vexed by a Viscount, by Erin Knightley
  • What Lies Within, by James Morris
  • Secrets and High Spirits, by Lou Harper
  • Cemetery Tours, by Jacqueline E. Smith
  1. Top 5 favorite characters of all time?
  • Damon Salvatore, from The Vampire Diaries
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Addie Hayes, from Chasing Rainbows
  • Mr. Darcy, from Pride & Prejudice
  • Snape, from Harry Potter
  1. Can you read and listen to music or are you the silent reader?

I really like to read while listening to music, but I read well in silence too – I prefer to have some kind of background noise, especially during afternoons, because I usually get sleepy, no matter what I’m reading, haha!

6.Which standalone/series do you wish had just one more book?

Omg, there’s so many! But I will go with The Tutor, from Bonnie Dee (review here!). It’s a standalone book and I really wished to see how the characters went with their lives after so many things, haha!

  1. What is your go-to book?

Right now, it’s Chasing Rainbows (review here!), by Linda Oaks. It was a life-changing book and I will re-read it many times, I’m sure!

  1. Who is your most owned author?

Just physical copies, I would say Emily Rodda (18 books). However, counting ebooks + paperbacks, I’d say Ava March, with 22 books.

  1. What is your favorite read of 2015 so far?

I CAN’T CHOOSE! This year, I’ve read some exceptional books, like the complete series of Percy Jackson and the Asylum series books, besides Austenland from Shannon Hale (review here!), Viscount’s Wager by Ava March (review here!), The Tutor from Bonnie Dee and Chasing Rainbows by Linda Oaks. I can’t choose one, sorry, haha!

  1. If you could visit one fictional place, where would it be and why?

The Middle Earth, from Lord of The Rings. I spent so many hours of my childhood pretending I was there that it would feel wrong to choose any other amazing place, haha!

  1. What’s the book you had to put down before you could go on with it?

The Host, by Stephanie Meyer. I really hated it, haha!

Now, For the Love of Words’ questions:

  1. Are you a morning person, or a night person?
    I’m definitely a night person, I do everything after dusk, haha!
  2. What’s your favorite color of food?
    Yellow or red/brown, because I love massa and meat, haha!
  3. Most read and reviewed genre?
    Romance, of all kinds: YA, Historical, Contemporary, Supernatural… Romance ❤
  4. Favorite pastime (besides reading)?
    Eating, what is very sad, haha! Third thing on my list is sleeping. I’m basically a cat that learned to read.
  5. What’s your dream city?
    A place in Brazil called Curitiba. I would give anything to live there 🙂
  6. Favorite Olympic sport to watch?
    I like masculine water sports and volley. I love Brazil’s volley team, both masculine and feminine, and love to see all those worked up guys on bath suits, haha! *blushes*
  7. Do you consider yourself an introvert or extrovert?
    I’m very extrovert, I talk to pretty much anyone and everything, like the walls.
  8. What’s your favorite television show?
    Hard one! I watch too many things and never finish one. I would say Vampire Diaries and Suits, as everything seems to be getting cancelled nowadays…
  9. What’s your dream job?
    Being paid to review books, because that’s pretty much what I do best 🙂
  10. Who’s your favorite artist? (can be either musical or fine arts)
    I love miss Britney Spears and a band named Epica. If I had to spend the rest of my days listening to only two musical figures, they would be my choice ❤
  11. How long have you had your blog, and what keeps you writing?
    My blog is a baby! I started it on Blogger in April and moved to WordPress on June, so this blog has only three months! I’m very selfish with my blog: what keeps me writing is my desire to do so. I always read a lot and I love talking about the books I read, but my offline friends couldn’t keep up with my passion, so I unleash it all here and on my bookstagram 🙂

Now, I’ll tell 22 random facts about me because I was nominated twice, it’s only fair 🙂

  1. My favorite flowers are gardenias and hydrangeas – the bluish purple ones especially
  2. I love sweets, especially my mom’s chocolate cake
  3. I mentally date at least one boy from every book I read ;D
  4. My Hogwarts house is Slytherin, according to Pottermore
  5. I love notebooks and I have to control myself to not buy every cute one that crosses my way, haha!
  6. I used to play with my books as a child, pretending they were dolls (and I had so many Barbies…)
  7. My favorite heroine is Wonder Woman ❤
  8. I like to collect movies and tv show seasons in DVD even with Netflix times
  9. I’m really small, Hobbit sized (1,54m = 5’05”)
  10. I have an issue with shoes. I own about 60 pairs and regret nothing, haha!
  11. I wanted to be an Italian opera singer when I was a child
  12. My favorite color is black ❤
  13. I’m too expressive; every time I feel something, you can see it in my face
  14. I’m often mistaken by a high school girl (and I’m 21 lol)
  15. I love to try new kinds of food, specially if it is junk food
  16. I own about 700 books and 800 mangas xD
  17. I can’t eat salad to save my life :/
  18. I graduate in Journalism school within 5 months and I’m freaking out, haha!
  19. My favorite male actors are Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer and Misha Collins ❤
  20. I love porcelain dolls and my favorite one plays The Swan Lake song (my friends always scream in terror when I touch it and the song plays for a bit, ugh *rolls eyes*)
  21. I have a big magnet collection of places around the world
  22. I love Disney and fairy tales ❤

Now my nominations! Sorry I didn’t got to 11, but I’m super new here 😦

The Ultimate Fangirl

The Amazing Life of a Bookworm

And, of course, the girls who nominated me! Shannon and Ellen, thanks! If you girls don’t want to do this again, as you already were nominated, you can pass, haha!

Here’s my questions for the nominated ones!

  1. How did you start to like reading?
  2. Do you prefer reading paperbacks/hardcovers or ebooks?
  3. If you were send to a desert island and could only bring a small non-Hermione bag, what would you put in it?
  4. Do you rate the books you read? If you do, what’s your criterion?
  5. What’s your most loved gender for books? And most hated?
  6. What’s you zodiac sign?
  7. Do you like to eat while reading? If you do, what’s your favorite food to go with a book?
  8. Do you like to read comics/mangas?
  9. If you could move to another country, which would you choose?
  10. Do you have any pets?
  11. In which Hogwarts house are you?

That’s it! Thanks again for the award, girls! Thank you for reading this long post and I hope you guys could get to know me better 😀

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Book Tag!

Hello, guys! I’m crazy about tags. Honestly, I find one online, I answer it. So, from time to time, I’ll post here a tag that I’ve found out and about 🙂

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Today’s tag comes from Book Junkies:
Question #1: Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
No, not really. I read mostly anywhere, though my prefered place at home is my bed 🙂
Question #2: Bookmark or a random piece of paper?
Bookmark! I love them and have an extended collection, with more than 200 ❤
Question #3: Can you stop reading anytime you want or do you have to stop at a certain page, chapter, part, etc.?
I can manage anywhere, but I prefer to stop after ending dots on sentences, to recollect easier where did I stop when I’m able to pick the book up again!
Question #4: Do you eat or drink while reading?
Sometimes, yes. Every time I have to have lunch alone, I read while eating and drinking, lol.
Question #5: Can you read while listening to music/watching TV?
Yes! I’m so good at ignoring my surroundings while reading that I almost lost several bus points and train stations during my life lol
Question #6: One book at a time, or several at once?
Actually, I can’t think of a time in my life that I was reading just one book…
Question #7: Reading at home or everywhere?
I read more at public transportation than when I’m at home 🙂
Question #8: Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Silently in my head, unless I want to share a line with someone!
Question #9: Do you read ahead or skip pages?
If i’m reading the book just for the pleasure of it, I avoid reading ahed. If it’s something that doesn’t really interests me, but I have to read for a reason or another, I skip lots of pages, lol.
Question #10: Breaking the spine or keeping it new?
I try hard to keep it new, but I’m not very gracious with my books while reading, so I always end up breaking it…
Question #11: Do you write in books?
It’s very rare. What I do a lot is to write down on a notebook my favorite quotes while reading, but I don’t usually make notes in the book itselt…
 
Thats it! Thanks for reading! It was very nice to answer this tag and I’m looking forward to the next! 😀
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