December Wrap up + Book Haul + January TBR!
Hello, again! I know I am a little late to do this, but better late than never, haha! January is going to be insane for me, as my younger cousin is going to be here until Sunday and next week I may start a course – more info as my life goes, haha!
But I’m blabbering, let’s do this:
December Wrap Up
I’m very proud of my reading month! I’ve read 11 books!! =O I’m still wondering how I did it, so I can repeat the dose this month, haha!
- Shielded Past, from Patti Morelli [review here]
- Stripped with the Vampire, from Jax Garren [review here]
- Convincing the Secretary, from Ava March [review here]
- Cemetery Tours, 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 here!]
- Secret Vampire, from L. J. Smith [review here]
- Daughters of Darkness, from L. J. Smith [review here!]
December Book Haul
- Fangirl, from Rainbow Rowell [review here]
- Peter Pan, Barnes & Noble edition
- A Court of Thorns and Roses, from Sarah J. Maas
- Of Poseidon, from Anna Banks
- Treble Maker (Perfect Harmony, #1), from Annabeth Albert (ebook)
Books I have won as gifts
- Leaving Amarillo, from Casey Quinn
- Convincing the Secretary, from Ava March
- The Christmas Pearl, from Dorothea Benton Frank
- After Death, from Jacqueline E. Smith
- 1/2986, from Annelie Wendeberg
- Between Sips, from Andrea Michelle
- Our New Love, from Melissa Foster
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone, from Laini Taylor
- The Vanishing Game, from Kate Kae Myers
- Book of Opera, from Arthur Jacobs and Stanley Sadie
- The Other Side of Midnight, from Sidney Sheldon
- The Devil’s Advocate, from Morris West
- Vixen 03, from Clive Cussler
- The Name of the Rose, from Umberto Eco
- Lie Down With Lions, Ken Follett
- An illustrated guide to Dresden
- Amar se Aprende Amando, from Carlos Drummond de Andrade
- Antologia Poética, from Vinicius de Moraes
- Antologia Poética, from Carlos Drummond de Andrade
- Dona Flor e seus Dois Maridos, from Jorge Amado
- Tieta do Agreste, from Jorge Amado
- Tenda dos Milagres, from Jorge Amado
- A Moreninha, from Joaquim Manuel de Macedo
I know, I know. So many books, haha! I can explain 🙂 14 of my won books were at my uncle’s place, waiting for death. Yeah. So I won a cattle with lots of books and selected the ones that seemed promising 🙂 I wish I could have saved all books that were there, but there were some destroyed ones by the time, others that I knew for being a bore and some that weren’t my thing at all… Anyway, at least I could save some of them, haha!
Freebies that I got this month
- Anywhere But Here (The Starborn Ascension Book 1), from Jason D. Morrow
- Beyond Secret Worlds: Ten Stories of Paranormal Fantasy and Romance
- The Ducal Gift and The Christmas Carriage, from Grace Burrowes
- Soar (The Empire Chronicles Book 1), from Alyssa Rose Ivy
- Hidden (Dragonlands Book 1), from Megg Jensen
- Aloha Texas (Aloha #1), from Chris Keniston
- Binarius: Episode I (The Binarius Series Book 1), from Kendra McMahan
- Globalização, Mídia e Ética, from Erasmo de Freitas Nuzzi and Clovis de Barros Filho
Received books of this month
- Escape to Gettis… and Love, from Gerri Bowen [talked about it here!]
- Home, from Jordan L. Hawk
- Stepping Out of Midnight, from Lee Basilford [talked about it here!]
[BONUS: Borrowed books from my younger cousin]
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Cabin fever), from Jeff Kinney
- The Book of Lost Things, from John Connolly
- The Key to Rondo, from Emily Rodda
I want to play it low as I know my month will be crazy, so I have chosen six books:
- Spellbinder, from L. J. Smith (my current-read)
- Emma, from Jane Austen (NOW I WILL FNISH THIS, I AM SURE OF IT 8D)
- Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, from Rick Riordan (actually a re-read to a goodreads book club)
- Escape to Gettis… And Love, from Gerri Bowen
- Widdershins (Whyborne & Griffin, #1), from Jordan L. Hawk
- Fangirl, from Rainbow Rowell (I’m reading this with a book club and we shall finish it next week :D)
That’s it! Thanks for reading this giant post, haha! Let’s see if I can make it 😀 have you decided what are going to be your first books of 2016??
#12daysofbooksmas2 readathon! <3
Hi, there! Good morning and Happy Friday! Friday is always happy, but okay, haha!
I’ve got exciting news! (cof not really if you follow me at Instagram cof) I’m going to be participating of the #12daysofbooksmas2 readathon! 😀 I was invited in by my lovely friend @thepagemistress and this will rock!
Here we have the rules:
Read a book with red or green on the cover
Read about book that’s on your end of the year tbr
Read a book that takes place during the holiday season
Read a sequel
Re-read a favorite book
Read a book with a movie adaptation (and watch the movie)
Read a total of 1,200 pages!
This is going on from December 11th-22nd
This readathon has also a photo challenge, but I’ll only do it at my Instagram account, so follow me there if you want to see what I’m about, haha!
As to my TBR pile, I’m going to risk this one:
- Night World, vol. 1, from L. J. Smith (729 pages)
- The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, from Anne Rice (253 pages, talked about this book here)
- Cemetery Tours series, from Jacqueline E. Smith (514 pages, both books that I own. Talked about it here and, besides being my currently-reading, this is my sequel of the list!)
- Braver With You, from A. Hart (298 pages)
- The Carnelian Legacy, from Cheryl Koevoet (486 pages)
- Roses of The Angel, from Kalee Marshall (183 pages)
- Alice’s Adventures in Underland: The Queen of Stilled Hearts, from DeAnna Knippling (206 pages)
- The Answer, from D. M. Thornton (274 pages)
- Emma, from Jane Austen (currently-reading, my red book and book with a holiday season, haha!)
I know I am being too hopeful, but it’s my chance to knock my tbr pile of December for good, haha! Let’s see how I go! Oh, and I know there’s no signalized book with movie adaptation, I didn’t decide yet which one I’ll be reading, haha! Oops 🙂
That’s all about the readathon, for now! I’ll make another post about this when it’s over, talking about how it was my first readathon ever! ❤ Thanks again for inviting me, Lindsey, and thanks to you, that is reading the blog 😀
November’s Wrap Up, Book Haul and December TBR!
Hi, there! Omg, December is really here! I am sooo happy! ❤
November was a slow reading month for me, as I finished my dissertation and had my finals, but I got to read something 🙂 December will be a better month, as I’ll be on vacation after December 04th, haha!
I’ve read 8 books, 4 mangas and 1 comic book in November.
- A Arte de Editar Revistas, by Fatima Ali (Brazilian Portuguese book meant for my dissertation, so I won’t review it)
- The Complete Essays, by Michel de Montaigne (college reading, also won’t be reviewed even that it was very good)
- Em busca dos contos perdidos: O significado das funções femininas nos contos de Perrault (Searching for the lost tales: the meaning of the female functions in Perrault’s fairy tales), by Mariza B. T. Mendes (review here!)
- Finding Forever (The Chasing Series #2), by Linda Oaks (review here!)
- Introduction to Sociology, by Theodor W. Adorno (college reading, won’t be reviewed)
- Misunderstood: Secrets of a Teen Queen, by Anya Valentino (review here!)
- The Night Clock, by Paul Meloy (review here!)
- Renoir (Os Impressionistas), by Aldo Pereira (review coming soon!)
- Castle Mango, by Muku Ogura & Narise Konohara (review here!)
- Eerie Queerie!, by Shuri Shiozu (review here!)
- Ten Count, by Rihito Takarai (review here!)
- My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, by Ted Andersen and Katie Cook (review here!)
My haul for this month was almost non-existent again. My family has been going through difficult times, so I’m trying not to be a burden, haha! I got some freebies from Amazon and won a giveaway, so this is my haul:
- Devil’s Breath, by Jon P. Wells
- The Legend of the Blue Eyes (The Blue Eyes Trilogy #1), by B. Kristin McMichael
- Sachael Dreams (The Mine #1), by Melody Winter
- Widdershins (Whyborne & Griffin #1), by Jordan L. Hawk
- Daughters of Darkness – The Anthology (4 Paranormal Romance Novels), by Chrissy Peebles, Kristen Middleton, W.J. May and C.J. Pinard
- Red August, from H. L. Brooks (the book I won and already talked about here)
I’m still working on my December TBR, but I can tell you that I WILL FINISH EMMA, mwahaha mwahaha! ❤ What I’m sure for now:
- Shielded Past, from Patti Morelli (currently-reading) [UPDATE: review here]
- Emma, from Jane Austen (currently-reading)
- Night World, vol. 1, from L. J. Smith [reviews: book 1, book 2 and book 3]
- The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, from Anne Rice (By the way, I already talked about this book here) [review here]
- Cemetery Tours series, from Jacqueline E. Smith [reviews: book 1, book 2 and book 3]
- Braver With You, from A. Hart [review here!]
- The Carnelian Legacy, from Cheryl Koevoet
- Roses of The Angel, from Kalee Marshall [review here!]
- Alice’s Adventures in Underland: The Queen of Stilled Hearts, from DeAnna Knippling
I always end up reading unplanned books in the middle of my selected TBR, so I’ll start the month with those and let’s see how it goes, haha!
That’s it! Thanks for reading! What is your first read for Christmas month??
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:
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.”
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!)
June Book Haul!
Hello, everyone! I had to do a post here about my June book haul, as I went a little crazy this month… I bought 15 books, OMG! Hahaha!
Anyway, those are the new kids in town:
. Paris Secrets, from Zoé de las Cases
A beautiful coloring book that stole my heart ❤ I already did some of the coloring, check it out:
. The Little Prince, from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
This edition has a beautiful hard cover and features an illustrated biography of the author, it’s awesome ❤
. Deu no New York Times – Larry Rohter
This is a Brazilian journalistic book, gift from my bff @jenny.miers. It’s an analysis of how Brazil is viewed by outsiders, very cool. Thanks again for the gift, by the way 😀
. The Burning Bridge (Ranger’s Apprentice #2) – John Flanagan
I just finished reading The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger’s Apprentice #1, review here!) and I fell madly in love with it. I had to get myself the next one, haha!
. The Heir (The Selection series #4) – Kiera Cass
As a good fan of The Selection, I couldn’t resist to this beautiful hard cover Brazilian edition (even though my whole collection is in English and that I want to read The Heir in English as well xD)
. The Scarlets (The Asylum series #1.5) – Madeleine Roux
I went mad reading Asylum and Sanctum earlier this year and Catacomb, the third book in the series, won’t be out until September, so I have to hold my fire for now with the spin offs, haha!
. Austenland – Shannon Hale
This book has a funny story. I bought the second volume of the collection by accident (from the series saw the cover and bought it), but I didn’t have read the first and I’m very methodic. So, as soon as I could, I purchased this and started reading it (it was before my book jar-box thing xD). You can see my full review here!
Ps: here’s the next book, that started all of this:
. Pokémon Official Guide to Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby
I’m still trying to be the greatest Pokémon Master since the 150 first ones, so I felt I needed this to keep going on my mission, haha!
. Grey – E. L. James
This one I have to admit that I’m VERY curious to read. I’ve read Fifty Shades of Gray to do a book report for my college and I hated the main character. I always caught myself wondering what Christian would be thinking to fall for someone so obnoxious. Now, I will find out, haha!
. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty – Anne Rice
I’m a great fan of Anne Rice’s works, but I only learned about this book recently (like two or three years ago, when the whole fairy tale gone bad thing exploded). I LOVE fairy tale gone bad books and I think Rice’s will be a blast, once she is the master of the supernatural world ❤ You can check here more reasons to read it, haha!
. Great Women Writers Box
Another funny story, haha! I love to sign up for newsletters and, while checking one of them, from a local bookstore, I saw this beautiful box set with four books inside for an awesome price. Bought it in the act, haha! We have Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights 😀
. Emma – Jane Austen
I am full of funny book stories this month, haha! My book jar-box told me that I would be reading Emma after I finished Ranger’s Apprentice #1. The thing was I only had it on a beautiful large and not at all logistic edition of the complete works of Jane Austen. My dad, seeing my distress in the first day reading the book, took me to the bookstore and told me to look for an edition of Emma that I could read, LOL. I love my dad ❤
Ps: this was the other edition:
That’s it, guys! This was my June book haul, thanks for reading! Which books did you buy this month? 😀