10 Songs that make me think of Damon Salvatore

Hi, there! The lovely Jess, from Mud and Stars, inspired me in the other day with this post about music and books, so now here I am with my top 10 songs that make me think of Damon Salvatore, from The Vampire Diaries 😀

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Not optional, buddy. Sorry.

Those are not in order, just random songs put together on a list, haha!

  1. Demons – Imagine Dragons

I totally can see Damon humming this song, home alone, wandering that big house of his ❤

 

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sit and enjoy, love 🙂
  1. Give You What You Like – Avril Lavigne

At heart, Damon is a hopeless romantic, but he has no illusions left in life, so the lyrics and the mood of this song just matches him.

 

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“if the delusional girl thinks so, what can I do?”
  1. Bruises and Bitemarks – Good With Grenades

Come on. THIS WHOLE SONG SCREAMS DAMON SALVATORE!

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Well, he had to reach some sort of agreement eventually, haha!
  1. Lost in Paradise – Evanescence

Honestly, if you hear this song, this lyrics, this suffering, and are not able to connect it with Damon, I’ll have to kindly and discreet ask you which planet are you from 🙂

 

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that’s why you have Rick in your life!
  1. This is War – 30 Seconds to Mars

Damon, in both the book and the TV show, has lived in several wars, literally and metaphoric, so I can’t disconnect this song from his story, haha!

 

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“fair enough”
  1. Do Somethin’ – Britney Spears

Damon is always the center of the show, of all attentions in any room, but he hates when people try to label him, so miss Britney defines him good 😀

 

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“can’t argue with that either”
  1. Waiting for a Friend – The Pretty Reckless

I love Damon and Alaric’s friendship, so I think that this song describes how Damon sees Alaric after they have no more hard feelings for each other (you are free to understand this last phrase in any way you want ;D)

 

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I promise I won’t tell Alaric, don’t look at me like that 😦
  1. One More Night – Maroon 5

Just like Ian Somerhalder singing Sugar, Damon singing One More Night is a sign to be hold. You know, in my head, where this song completely describes all romantic affairs of his life and death. You know.

 

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it is! You know, in a disfunctional way…
  1. Never Enough – Epica

I can totally picture Damon in a High School Musical moment singing this to Katherine anytime. I’m that lame.

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all that I have to say about my last comment
  1. Run – Katharine McPhee

This song is not really hers, but that’s the version that I like, from Smash series 🙂 Somewhere between seasons 1 and 2, the original (?) version of this song even features some Damon scenes, so I think I’m up to something when I say that this reminds me of him, haha!

 

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“this could have gone way worse”

Yup, be happy that I didn’t choose (many) absurd songs, hunf.

That’s it, haha! 😀 Thanks for reading! Do you know/like any of this songs? Do you have songs that remind you of a fictional character as well?

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*I do not own any of those videos, they are here linked with illustrative purposes only 🙂

Book author: Meg Cabot

Hello! Today we have the first post in my new section, Authors from my Heart <3, that will talk about a book author! Last time, I talked about a manga author and now we open the book author section with Meg Cabot!

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(x) Writer’s royalty member

The first time I’ve read a book by Meg Cabot, I was just a kid. I knew her from The Princess Diaries movies and, of course, wanted to read the books as well. I ran to the bookstore with my mom (I was about 8 or 9) and the first book in the collection was sold out on that particularly place. On that fateful day, my mom couldn’t take me anywhere else and I was so sad that I would have to wait a few more weeks to get it… I don’t remember why, but my mom wouldn’t be able to take me to another bookstore anytime soon. Then, feeling my pain, the bookshop seller said that I could take home a different Meg Cabot series while I waited for The Princess Diaries to be back on stock. That’s when I met The Mediator series ❤ I held the first book with its oh-so-ugly cover in my hands and wanted to cry. My mom insisted that I take it, along with volume 2 in The Princess Diaries series (which had a beautiful cover), so I did it. THANKS, MR. BOOKSHOP SELLER, THANKS, MOM!

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That’s how I got to know my all-time favorite series from Meg and how I discovered that I only liked when Meg wrote supernatural stories. I read the second book in TPD series, believing that I didn’t need book 1 as I had seen the movie and hated everything, haha! Point for the ugly covered book 🙂

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from my Instagram

In order of appearance in my life:

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I love the movies with all my heart, but those books weren’t for me, simply like that. I used to have the Brazilian Edition in the picture, but I gave it away to my school’s library, as it was clear I would never read it again or continue reading…

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also from my Instagram o/

Oh those covers. Honestly, they were so ugly that the next Brazilian edition had it changed to this:

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despite the inconstancy of Suzannah’s looks through those covers, they are still better than the ones I have home.

The sad part is to see that the original covers also sucked hard. Still, ugly covers or not, I love this series. Jesse was one of my first bookish boyfriends and he played a very important part in my life, as he was almost a cowboy and I have been fascinated by those since I’m a toddler that watched my dad reading Tex’s adventures (a cowboy with a yellow shirt, any bells ringing?). But I’m babbling and the important thing is: WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER BOOK IN THIS SERIES NEXT YEAR!

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Instagram ❤

This book shouldn’t be a standalone, Meg! Please, stop writing lame books and revisit this series, please! But, again: BRAZIL, WHY DO WE HAVE SUCH AN AWFUL COVER?!

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I was so happy with The Mediator and Jinx that I forgot how big of a flop that TPD was for me and borrowed The Boy Next Door from a friend. Awful mistake. I’m still not into those kind of books :/ I don’t even remember if I was able to finish it or not, haha!

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I actually love the Brazilian Portuguese edition ❤

This book features several authors, including Stephenie Meyer, but Meg Cabot’s short story was my second favorite ❤ Stephenie’s one was awful.

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I had a true State of Grace when I started this series, as I was on a big hiatus from Meg (her fault, as she made it so hard for me to buy her historical romances and impossible for me to like her regular teen books). I read it slowly, savoring each chapter, because I knew it all ended in three books. And it did and I cried because I was once again orphan from her. And still am, btw. I plan on starting the 1-800-Where-R-You series, but I have no guarantees that I shall like it, so I’m delaying this moment, haha!

Oh, and by the way. 1-800-Where-R-You also has awful covers. Meg, you should sue most of your your graphic designers team. Just a friend’s advice, seriously.

That’s it! Thanks for reading ❤ Do you like Meg Cabot? Which is your favorite book? HAVE YOU READ 1-800-Where-R-You SERIES?! I need to know if I won’t have my heart broken, haha!

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I’m still alive! (or I have already been replaced by a robot and no one noticed)

Hi, guys! I know it’s been an awful lot of time since my last post and I apologize dearly – the end is closer than you can imagine, haha!

As I deliver my dissertation to college on November 10th, I thought it would be nice to share what I’ve been doing during this time and what I learned from this experience 🙂

  1. I cried. A lot. No dissertation is ever made without hypotetical suffering and that’s the worse kind of suffering: the what ifs, where can I get this info, why making scientifical references has to be so hard, why my college hates me, why can’t my friends leave me alone in my cherished misery? (funny thing is you don’t really want attention or consolation or sympathy: you just want to be done, haha!)
  2. I started to realize how deeper I’m thinking about routine things. Like my beloved Disney movies. We were watching The Hunchback of Notre Dame and I was very happy, saying to my mom that Freud was right, that the Church Institution held back Frollo when he was about to throw baby Quasimodo in the well and the movie would have ended there without it and my mom was like: “please. Just shut up and watch it. PLEASE”. Yup, and they thought I did nothing at college during those four years.
  3. I am more passionate about fashion than ever: I studied it so hard and there’s so much more left, unfortunatelly irrelevant to my dissertation… I never want to stop!
  4. I learned to appreciate scientific papers, something I really hated until this year.
  5. I could get to see who were my real friends. The ones that helped me when I needed to research something, to chill out or just respected my need of a me time in the middle of this chaos. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, I hope I can be with you guys Till The World Ends (SPEARS, Britney, 2011).
from my Instagram :)
from my Instagram 🙂

For now, that’s enought self-pity. There’s more in the oven, as november 10th is not tomorrow, haha! Now, bookish news!

I have read A GREAT DEAL this month, but unless you guys have an interest in fashion or Brazilian historical books, I won’t be publishing any reviews about them. For the reviews that I actually own: I’m counting The Bond Series, by Ava March, The Heir, some comic books one, Secrets and High Spirits, by Lou Harper, and What Lies Within from James Morris, both that I finished yesterday. On personal readings, October was a mess, as I had an almost full month long slumb thanks to my dissertation, that drained me out (it was worth it, thought. The shit is ready  weeks earlier mwahaha mwahaha *evil laugh*).

I won’t spoiler my october wrap up, but I do have good news: I planned myself to join Linda Oaks’ release blitz of Finding Forever! Btw, here is the amazing cover:

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I like Chasing Rainbow’s better, but this is nice too 🙂

The story follows Addie’s friend Kara and her magic boy, after Chasing Rainbows’ happenings. You can check Chasing Rainbows’ review here and see the book trailer for Finding Forever here:

I believe that I also own a lot of tags (thanks for keep tagging me, I love those!) and I’ll make a decent schedule for them as soon as I’m out of my nightmare ❤ IT IS ENDING, GOD IS MERCIFUL!

For now, that’s it. I missed wrtting! ❤ Thanks for reading, you’re awesome!

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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!!

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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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