Mini Reviews: Non Fiction #1

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Hello, panda lovers! This is not a training session. Please, don’t’ panic. This is not a scam, this blog hasn’t been hacked. I’m actually writing some reviews after a year and seven days, the legend came back to life! =D

In this post, you’ll find mini reviews for:

• Georg Simmel – The Art of the City: Rome, Florence, Venice
• Jane Merrill, Keren Ben-Horin & Gail Demeyere – The Sweater: A History
• Maggie O’Farrell – I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death

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The best seller books of 2015 (accordingly to Book Depository)

Hello, again! Today I’d like to talk a little about the best selling books of 2015! I know we still have a couple of days left, but Book Depository already did a list of the best selling books of the year and I selected a few of them to put on my personal whish list, haha! If you want to send me a Christmas present, here is what you can get me LOL (just kidding):

  • Coloring books

Seems like AGES ago, but coloring books went viral this year and I loved this wave, as I always like to color ❤ I bought a Parisian themed one and a Frozen themed one, but I still want many more, like these:

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  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Illustrated Edition)

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Do I need to say more? LOL

  • To Kill a Mockingbird 50TH Anniversary edition

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I’ve read this book in the beginning of my college years, but it was a friend’s borrowed book, so I still need to get myself a copy of this amazing novel ❤

  • Go Set A Watchman, from Harper Lee

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As I loved TKAM, it’s only logical that I’m dying to read this book, right? Haha!

  • The Witches : Salem, 1692, from Stacy Schiff

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As soon as this book was released [LINK], I knew it was good stuff and that I had to read it. Now I can’t wait to put my hands on it!

  • Carry On, from Rainbow Rowell

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I just started reading Fangirl and already am in love with it! I can’t wait to read Carry On!

  • The Death House, from Sarah Pinborough

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I LOVE THIS WOMAN. I didn’t even know this book and I already need to read it ❤

  • The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones, from Cassandra Clare

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I plan on start to read her next year, so I need the books, haha!

  • The Sin Eater’s Daughter, from Melinda Salisbury

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I’ve read a friend’s review for this book and it left me so curious! Now I want to read the book as well, haha!

  • The Miniaturist, from Jessie Burton

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So many people talked about this book at Instagram! I want to play along, haha!

  • The Serpent Papers, from Jessica Cornwell

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I just learned about this book and sounded amazing. I like those kind of fictions that sounds like non fiction ❤

  • Life and Death, from Stephenie Meyer
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Cover of the new book, from Goodreads

Already explained here 🙂

  • The Hundred and One Dalmatians, from Dodie Smith , Illustrated by Alex T. Smith

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I’m ashamed to say that I didn’t know that there was a book for The Hundred and One Dalmatians… NOW I HAVE TO READ IT.

  • Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon, from Terence Pepper and Helen Trompeteler

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I love Audrey, so I wouldn’t mind having a book full of pictures of her at my shelf, haha!

  • A Portrait of Fashion : Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery, from Aileen Ribeiro and Cally Blackman

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I did my college final dissertation this year and my theme was fashion related. I love this universe and am always interested in reading more about it!

  • The Other Tudor Princess : Margaret Douglas, Henry VIII’s Niece, from Mary McGrigor

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I love history books, so another one to my TBR list!

 

That’s it! Thanks for reading ❤ You can check the full list of best selling books of 2015 on Book Depository, here. Do you have any favorite new releases that you would love to see under your tree?

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Ps: this article was submitted to a book giveaway contest hosted by http://www.urbanepics.com 🙂

October’s Wrap Up and Book Haul!

Hello, there! Today we are going to navigate among my bought and read books of October! Yay!

I was a very good girl this month and read a total of 12 books; 10 books and 2 comics. I told you in my September’s wrap up that October was my month, haha! I also received some new books in exchange for honest reviews, but all in due time!

In shopping matters, October was practically non-existent – honestly, I didn’t even got out to the bookstore, you know? And I’m not making online shopping lately, as I don’t have the time either, haha! I bought 2 mangas, 5 comic books, 1 coloring book (call me obsessed) and one sticker album, because I’m a child, haha!

Books that I’ve read

from my Instagram :)
from my Instagram 🙂
from my Instagram <3
from my Instagram ❤
from my Instagram :)
from my Instagram 🙂

Brazilian books meant to be featured on my dissertation

(meaning: I won’t review them, haha!)

Comic books

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I managed to not read a single manga this month, which is impressive for my standards, and I already wrote two of three reviews expected to October. Go, me! ❤ The first Bound Series’ review will be up until Friday, Nov. 6th, with luck.

As for the books that I’ve received

from my Instagram <3
from my Instagram ❤

I already reviewed a book from Linda, Chasing Rainbows (link here), and a book by James, What Lies Within. Thanks so much for the trust, guys! Just wait my vacation, haha!

My currently readings are The Night Clock, by Paul Meloy, which I received through NetGalley (thank you!) and Finding Forever, because its release was on Oct. 29th. I’m positive that FF review will be up on the blog on Nov. 8th and The Night Clock, on Nov. 5th. But let’s see, right? Hahaha!

I also would like to start a countdown here. I deliver my dissertation on Nov. 10th, which means that this will be seven days from this post. CHEERS FOR FREEDOM!
Ahem, that’s it! Thanks for reading and Happy November!

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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:

I like Chasing Rainbow's better, but this is nice too :)
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!

assinatura