The Alphabet Book Tag!

Good morning! I’d like to start this post by saying that my friend Kim, from The Spines Breaker, has an amazing blog and writes awesome posts. And that’s why I’m doing today’s meme: because I have seen it on her blog, haha!

Welcome to The Alphabet Book Tag!

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The Rules

Pick a book that is on your shelf or one that you have read in the past and fill out each letter of the Alphabet. The idea is to use books that you have either read or that are on your TBR list.

Let’s do this, haha! To make things more interesting, I organized my “read” shelf on Goodreads by alphabetical order and will use the first titles for each letter ❤

  1. A) Abandon, from Meg Cabot (Abandon #1)
  2. B) Back Alley Marine, from Brian West [don’t ask, please lol]
  3. C) The Calhoun Women: Catherine & Amanda, from Nora Roberts (Calhoun #1 & #2)
  4. D) Dangerous Spirits, from Jordan L. Hawk (Spirits #2) [REVIEWED!]
  5. E) Eclipse, from Stephenie Meyer (Twilight #3)
  6. F) Fame and Obscurity, from Gay Talese
  7. G) The Gentleman and the Lamplighter, from Summer Devon
  8. H) Happy Valentine’s Day, Sir, from J. L. Langley (Sci-Regency, #2.1)
  9. I) The Iliad, from Homer
  10. J) Jane Bites Back, from Michael Thomas Ford (Jane Fairfax, #1)
  11. K) Keeping Secrets, from Beth Beechwood (Hannah Montana, #1) [I love novelizations from TV Shows, judge me, haha!]
  12. L) Lady Lyte’s Little Secret, from Deborah Hale
  13. M) Madeline Hatter’s Story, from Shannon Hale (Ever After High, #0.4)
  14. N) The Naked Baron, from Sally MacKenzie (Naked Nobility, #2) [I feel the need to clarify that this is an historical sugared romance and not an excuse for porn, haha!]
  15. O) Object of His Desire, from Ava March (Somerville Park, #1) [and you thought that you were free from Ava March on this tag?! Hahaha!]
  16. P) The Passion According to G.H., from Clarice Lispector [this is a huge Brazilian classic, everyone should read Clarice ❤ ]
  17. Q) Quidditch Through the Ages, from J. K. Rowling
  18. R) Rafferty’s Bride, from Mary Burton
  19. S) Sanctum (Asylum, #2), from Madeleine Roux
  20. T) Taken by the Vikings, from Isabel Dare (Viking Sex Slave #1) [this is exactly what it looks like, unfortunately lol]
  21. U) Underworld, from Meg Cabot (Abandon #2) [WHAT. WERE. THE. ODDS?!]
  22. V) The Valley of the Lost, from Emily Rodda (Deltora Quest, #7)
  23. W) The Wager, from Sally Cheney
  24. X) X 1999, from CLAMP [I wanted to use only books, but it wasn’t possible lol]
  25. Y) You Loved Me At My Darkest, from Evie Harper (You Loved Me, #1) [the only one that is on my TBR pile, ugh. I didn’t know that I had never read a book starting with Y!]
  26. Z) Zone-00, from Kiyo Qjo [another manga, unfortunately]

 

I’m highly bothered by these last three letters! I’ll need to search books with X and Z and add them to my never-ending TBR. Hunf.

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That’s it, thanks for reading! Don’t forget to check Kim’s blog, The Spines Breaker 😀

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Rainbow Readathon!

Hi, there! As this post goes live, I’m finishing packing my things to go home! Yay 😀

I wanted to share some news: during this week (January 24th to 31th), I’ll be participating in the Bookish-A-Thon, that challenges you to read the rainbow!

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My chosen books for this week are:

  • Emma, Jane Austen (Red and Orange)
  • Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, Rick Riordan (Green and Orange)
  • Escape to Gettis and Love, Gerri Bowden (New author to me, Green and Blue)
  • Cinderella, a children’s book edition (shortest book and Purple)
  • Wonder Woman (Yellow and graphic novel)
  • Gifted Thief, Helen Harper (purple and new author to me)

As I’m not home, I don’t have a pink book to add to the list yet… I’ll update you guys on January 31th with the results, haha!

That’s it 😀 This time, I think I know what I am doing with this readathon lol

Thanks for reading! In case you want to participate, just click here to check how to proceed 😀

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#12daysofbooksmas2 readathon: RESULTS!

Hello, again! Happy Wednesday for you 🙂

So, the #12daysofbooksmas2 readathon came to an end yesterday and here I am to collect war spoils and bury the dead, haha!

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I’d like to start this report saying that this was my first readathon in life, so I didn’t really knew what I was doing, LOL. As I had 10 days, I thought it would be nice to pick a book for each day (spoiler alert: no, it wasn’t). As those 10 days preceded Christmas and my family’s trip, I thought I had the eternity to read the books that I wanted (spoiler alert pt. 2: no, I hadn’t). And as we had to read a total of 1.200 pages, I was insanely worried that I would never be able to read so much in practically two weeks (spoiler alert pt. 3: I was, haha!).

Keeping all of these impressions on mind, add the information that I graduated in Journalism to the mix. You may reach the conclusion that I have no time space notion, that I can’t do math to see that 1.200 pages totalize approximately 5 books of 300 pages each and that I just didn’t know what I was doing. You are totally right, haha!

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But let’s go to the actual report:

Read books:

  • Cemetery Tours series, from Jacqueline E. Smith [review here]
  • Between Worlds, from Jacqueline E. Smith [review here]
  • After Death, from Jacqueline E. Smith [review here]
  • The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, from Anne Rice [review here]
  • Braver With You, from A. Hart [review here]
  • Roses of the Angel, from Kalee Marshall [review coming soon!]

 

Completed challenges:

Read a book with red or green on the cover: check, Roses of the Angel

Read about book that’s on your end of the year tbr: check, all of the read books were on my TBR of the end of the year

Read a book that takes place during the holiday season: check, Braver With You

Read a sequel: double check, Between Worlds and After Death

Re-read a favorite book: flopped…

Read a book with a movie adaptation (and watch the movie): flop

Read a total of 1,200 pages! Check, as I’ve read 1.595 pages, haha!

It wasn’t great, but it was lots of fun 😀 Can’t wait for the next one, when I’ll be wiser, haha!

That’s it 😀 Thanks for reading and accompanying my progress in my first readathon!

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Three Days, Three Quotes; Challenge Tag Day 2

Good evening! My lovely friend Ellen, from Eveningreads, tagged me to do the Three Days, Three Quotes tag and here we have day 2! Again, thanks so much ❤

Here’s the rules of the tag:

Rules
1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day. (I just started the blog, so I’ll be nominating only one person per day, okay? Sorry ><)

And the chosen one comes from page 101 of my edition of Emma, by Jane Austen, my currently-reading book!

“That is the case with us all, papa. One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.”

from my Instagram account :)
from my Instagram account 🙂

This quote is so true! Emma is wise when she wants to, haha!

And our next victm for the tag will be Shannon, from For the Love of Words! ❤

Thanks for reading and warming up for the final day! (Btw, missed Day One? It’s here!)

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Three Days, Three Quotes; Challenge Tag Day 1

Hello! My awesome friend Ellen, from Eveningreads, tagged me to do the Three Days, Three Quotes tag ! Thanks so much ❤

Here’s the rules:

Rules
1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day. (I just started the blog, so I’ll be nominating only one person per day, okay? Sorry ><)

And here’s our daily quote! Today’s quote is from page 5 from The Tutor, by Bonnie Dee (review coming soon!):

“Play the part. Become the tutor.”

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From my Instagram account 🙂

For some reason, this quote made me shiver ❤

And the first victim – I mean, friend, haha! – to be tagged is my bff Rima, from Pardon My Writings!

Thanks for reading and get ready for day 2 tomorrow! ❤

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