Top 10 Tuesday: Most Vivid Book Worlds/Settings

Good afternoon, peeps! Today I won’t provoke almost you all with the delightful summer temperatures I’m experiencing during my vacation #sorrynotsorryforthebrag, haha!

This Tuesday, I felt like analyzing some of the books’ sceneries I’ve been seeing. I’m an eternal rebel, so my theme for the day is Most Vivid Book Worlds/Settings!

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As you may know, this meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish =D

In no particular order, let’s talk about setting and bookish worlds that are just too liveable! #that’snotaword

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Must-Have Edition of the Month: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, from J.K. Rowling

Hello, good morning! I know, two Harry Potter posts in a roll on this section, but what can I do? They seem to give me luck, by announcing my wanted books, haha! From all 12 posts I did about my desired editions (some solemnly made on Instagram), I managed to buy 2 of them. Go, me! Lol

Anyway, today’s choice is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by J.K. Rowling, on green hardcover format. So pretty!

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I already saw this edition around bookstagram (follow me there!), and I’m in love. In fact, I want the whole box set.

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credits: all pictures were found on Google, I don’t own any of them.

That’s it, haha! Sorry that this post was so short, oops!

Have you read Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?

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Must-Have Edition of the Month: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition

Hi, there! Good Thursday to you 😀 Today it’s Must-Have Edition of the Month day and I thought it would be nice to share which book I’ve been haunting since Christmas: the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone!

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No, seriously. Look at this!

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credits: photo from The Guardian’s website

I’ve been seeing pics of this book all over Instagram and I’m dying to have my own copy 😦 Unfortunately, I’m not finding for less than 100 dollars… The world can be so unfair.

I already interacted with this book in a local bookstore, so I know it is double hardcover with a ribbon mark, nice and fancy paper and the most cute illustrations ever, made by Jim Kay ❤

I SHALL HAVE MY COPY SOMEDAY, JUST WATCH ME!

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That’s it! Thanks for reading ❤ Have you already grabbed your illustrated edition copy??

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Merry Christmas!

Hello, there! Merry Christmas to all of you that, like me, celebrate this beautiful date 😀 ❤ If you don’t, enjoy this beautiful Friday! I hope everyone is having a great time and a wonderful Holiday!

I’m sorry I’m only saying this now, but I’m at my relatives’ place and computer/blogging time is seriously compromised, oops! Haha!

I can’t complain about my Christmas Eve or party, it was awesome! The food, my Family reunited after so many months apart… I loved it! Even the secret friend thing that I was totally not okay with turned up to be tons of fun. I guess it wouldn’t hurt do it next year as well! 😀

I won lots of Christmas presents, but mainly clothes, not books. I was dressing like a homeless girl on my last dissertation months, so my mom gave me many new clothes to start 2016 looking good, haha! It was nice, but clothes are not books. Which brings us to my “official” Christmas present: a gift card for a local bookstore and season 7 of Supernatural, Limited Edition package!!! *—*

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from my Instagram

 

I got to love my younger cousin!

(cof and the older one that kindly lend me his computer for this post cof)

Also, I’d like to make a small reflection here. Several people that I know in the off-line world condemn Christmas as a solemly capitalistic Holiday nowadays, but I disagree. I with the market does what it takes to sell their stuff; if you fall for them, it’s up to you. For me, Christmas is all about being with my family, with people that I love and that love me back. It’s all about sharing and giving. If you receive back, much the better. We gathered around our dinning table yesterday and no one was busy in their celphones (myself included), no one was worried with the outside world or in a hurry to leave. It was all about us being together in such a beautiful day. And I’d like to thank my parents for raising me like this, for having taught me how delicious it is to be with family as much as you can.

As I’m Brazilian, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. So, at Christmas time, I thank for all the good things I have in my life: my family, my friends (both off and online), my personal achivements through life, for my dissertation’s success and, of course, this blog and its beautiful readers! Thank you all!

That’s it, haha! Sorry if I sounded a bit cheesy, but come on, it’s Christmas! Who cares about that as long as it was sincere, right? ❤ Hope your day is being as lovely as mine!

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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 🙂