Tag | Peculiar Tag

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Today I bring you a brand new tag. I’m a bit late with this tag since I have been quite busy lately (and I’ve also been ill last week) and I had this on my drafts for a while… but here it is!!! So thank you Ana @Nerdy Bookworm for tagging me to do the Peculiar Tag. This tag was created by Jesse the Reader and you can watch his video here

Here we go:

1) Abandoned House:
A book that you abandoned but you end up giving a second chance.

Some years ago (I think maybe twelve), I started reading Dracula by Bram Stoker but wasn’t really into it and ended up putting it aside. When I had British Victorian Literature, I had to pick up Dracula again since my oral presentation was about it. I ended up loving it so much it became one of my favourite classics 😉

2) Vintage Pictures:
A book that you wanted to see illustrated.

Those of you who have read this book can understand why I picked up this book. The imaginary in this book is amazing and having it as a illustrated book – say, Tim Burton-ish style or even Guilhermo del Toro (okay, maybe they’re too dark but I love their talent!) – would be amazing 🙂

3) Loop:
A series you wouldn’t mind reading over and over again

Harry Potter of course!! I mean, once a Potterhead, always a Potterhead, am I right?

4) Peculiar Children:
An ability of a character that you would like to have

For this one I have to choose Avry from Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder. Her power is to heal people with her touch and, come on, who wouldn’t love to be able to heal people?

5) Mrs. Peregrine:
A favorite character that is a leader

Can I say Tobias “Four” Eaton from Divergent by Veronica Roth? I mean, he ends up being technically like a leader and he is one of my ultimate favourite characters (and book boyfriend!) 😀

6) Jacob:
A story where a normal boy discovers a new world

Well… this one isn’t that hard since I’m going to pick up Harry Potter, again!

7) Emma:
A brave character

You know what, I always end up picking up Sorcha from Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier (my Master) and/or Liadan from Son of the Shadows because these two characters are definitely the strongest ones I read and always look up to. If you guys want to read about two determined, independent, strong and simply amazing characters, these two books (well, the whole Sevenwaters saga) to read!

8) Millard:
A book that looks invisible but should be read for more people

I have to pick up a book I read this month which is The Petrified Flesh by Cornelia Funke. I LOVED this book and I don’t see that many people talk about it – I know, it’s a German book and all but, come on, Cornelia Funke wrote Inkheart (I didn’t read it but even I know about that one!). It’s an amazing fantasy book that I think everyone who simply likes the genre will adore 😉

9) Olive:
A book that you bought and went straight ahead to the top of your tbr

Well, I haven’t bought any book recently but I admit that as soon as I bought Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas it went straight to the top of my TBR – though I still need to re-read Crown of Midnight before picking it up (I’ve been a slow reader lately!)

10) Hugh:
A book that you read that gave you so many feels

Despite the obvious flaws and kind of weird canon theories and all, I have to go with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child because it sure brought back a lot of feels when I read it!

11) Enoch:
A character you would bring back to life

Every single character J.K. Rowling has killed throughout Harry Potter (apart from the obvious evil ones!!) WHY DID YOU HAVE TO KILL THEM ALL?! *ugly crying*

12) Bronwyn:
A physically strong character

Of course the kick-ass Celaena Sardothien because she can literally kill you with just a glance your way and have tea five seconds later 😉

This is one of my favourite fan-arts of Celaena (Aelin) by Charlie Bowater because she looks almost exactly as I pictured her. Check out Charlie’s work here.

13) Hollowgast:
A book that you read and you didn’t liked

The Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz. Seriously, WHY DOES THIS BOOK EXISTS?! I never hated a book so much in my life!

14) Wights:
A book that looks like it used all the cliches you have already seen before

Bloodspell by Amalie Howard. I felt this book was too much Twilight meets A Discovery of Witches, it didn’t feel like anything new to me!


Who I Tag:

Well, this won’t be new because, as always, I tag EVERYONE who wants to do this tag! You know the drill, just say I tagged you and leave me know you did so I can check it out 😉

Ner

Tag | This or This? Book Tag

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Happy Sunday people 🙂

Today I’m bringing you something I haven’t done in a while: a tag!!

I was tagged by Ana @Nerdy Bookworm so THANK YOU SO MUCH ❤

Basically, this is a book battle where you choose from my wining book and the books I picked up the one you prefer or are curios about. It sounds kind of complicated but when you start reading my post, you’ll get the hang of it. Also, any questions, feel free to ask 😉

Here are the rules:

  • Mention the blog who tagged you in the beginning of your post;
  • The first book is the book that won the battle of the person who tagged you;
  • You have to follow the order of the book’s list the other person has gave you, explain why you chose the book;
  • Once you have your wining book, you chose 7 books for the people you tag.

Okay, let’s see how this goes:

1st Round:
The Girl on the Train vs. The Longest Ride

I have to choose The Girl on the Train because Nicholas Sparks‘ romances aren’t exactly the sort of book I enjoy reading. Also, The Girl in the Train sounds like an exciting thriller 🙂

2nd Round:
The Girl on the Train vs. The Casual Vacancy

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I pick The Casual Vacancy for this one because it’s a J.K. Rowling book and I actually started it once but had to put it aside because I still had Harry Potter as the ultimate Rowling’s writing style. And I want to be able to say that I’ve read something different by J.K. Rowling 🙂

3rd Round:
The Casual Vacancy vs. City of Glass

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Well, this isn’t fair but I’ll go with City of Glass! Not only because I really liked it, I’m currently trying to finish The Mortal Instruments series and because of MALEC!!!! Enough said xD

4th Round:
City of Glass vs. Everland

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Even though Peter Pan is one of my favourite classics, I have to choose City of Glass again!! Everland sounds pretty interesting but it doesn’t have MALEC!!!!

5th Round:
City of Glass vs. Death with Interruptions

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Oh boy!! Again, City of Glass. My experience with José Saramago wasn’t the best one and even though this book sounds amazing – my sister actually owns a copy of Death with Interruptions and even started reading it and enjoyed what she read so far – I’m not emotionally ready to try Saramago again :S

6th Round:
City of Glass vs. Socrates in Love

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Again, City of Glass!! I admit that I’ve never heard of Socrates in Love before so that might be to blame :S

7th & Final Round:
City of Glass vs. Paper Towns

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Damn!! City of Glass again! I’m not very keen on trying John Green anytime soon because contemporary isn’t my favourite genre and between urban fantasy and contemporary, fantasy will always win!

Winner: City of Glass

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My books:

  1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas;
  2. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner;
  3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky;
  4. The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker;
  5. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare;
  6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë;
  7. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer;

I tag:

Have fun everyone 🙂

Ner

Random Questions About Me

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So, no time no see!

Today I decided to bring you a random tag I saw somewhere on the blogosphere. I don’t remember exactly where I saw it so I can’t link it to the proper person. If I happen to find out, I’ll leave the link 😉

This tag is mainly about silly questions concerning me and I found them so hilarious I had to share it with you. Plus, the fact that I have been slightly absent also helped me decide to post it 🙂

Okay, here we go:

  • Do you like blue cheese?

I simply don’t like cheese let alone blue one (I didn’t even know such thing existed!). I only like cheese on my pizza and on garlic bread… but cheese alone… *shivers*

  • Have you ever been drunk?

Yes! Well, not drunk as not remembering what happened or anything but drunk as being totally silly and pathetic and making my family roll their eyes 🙂

  • Do you own a gun?

Nope! I do have a knife in my bedroom though that made several appearances on my Bookstagram 😉

  • What flavour of Kool Aid was your favourite?

Since I have no idea what that is because I don’t think we have that here in Portugal… I’ll have to skip this one.

  • Do you get nervous before doctor appointment?

Always! I’m a bit hypochondriac but that sort that tries to avoid doctors in case I’m dying from a terrible disease. I know, I shouldn’t, but whenever I have a twinge of pain, I won’t survive the year (trust me, I’m like that and can be pretty annoying!)

  • What do you think of hot dogs?

I like to eat it but since I have a stupid allergy to pork meat, I try not to eat that much. I know, I could try other kind of sausage but, let’s be honest, a hot dog without pork meat? I just wouldn’t be the same 🙂

  • Favourite Christmas movie. 

A Disney version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ that my sister and I normally watch every single year! 

  • What do you prefer to drink in the morning? 

I always need my coffee in order to fully wake up… and I normally don’t drink anything during breakfast since I eat cereals and don’t drink the milk – I know, what a waste! But when I eat a proper breakfast, it’s normally chocolate milk 🙂

  • Can you do push ups? 

There was a time in my life I could because of PE. Now, not really!

  • What’s you favourite piece of jewellery?

My father works in the jewellery business so I grew up surrounded by it. But jewellery that I own I love my witch’s necklace that my sister gave me, my rings (they also make a cameo in some of my bookstagram pics) and a special ring that belonged to my mum – it’s a serpent and I always thought it was my sister’s because she is the eldest… but she gave up on that ring and on my 20th birthday, my mum gave it to me ^_^

  • Do you have A.D.D.?

I don’t think I do but when I was a child my mum thought I was hyperactive. 

  • What’s your favourite shoe?

My converses!! If I had Doc Martens I would say my boots but since I don’t… my converses are everything to me 😉

  • Middle name.

I don’t have a middle name though I wish I had. But a friend of mine normally calls me Leonor Marina and I admit I quite like it 😉

  • Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment.

I should be wearing my glasses. It’s freaking hot. I’m hungry!

  • Name 3 drinks you regularly drink.

Coffee, water and now I’m drinking milk at night because I need calcium on my system 😉

  • Current worry.

I’m going to be 10 days without my niece and just thinking about it is already painful :S

  • Current hate right now.

This stupid heat!! Seriously, it’s (and I kid you not) 33ºC today in Lisbon… WHAT?!

  • Dum Da Dum Dummmm what is that?

Hum… Vikings preparing for war?

  • How did you bring in the new year?

That was six/seven months ago but I spent it with my family preparing dinner and playing with my niece and my sister’s cats. Then we talked and waited for midnight and then went to bed. We are not the sort of people to go partying on New Year’s Eve… we prefer to stay home and enjoy the company of each other.

  • Where would you like to go?

Right now… to the beach!!! But I would love to go to the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand and the Smithsonian.

  • Name three people who will complete this.

I prefer not to! If people want to do it, they are welcomed to 😉

  • Do you own slippers?

Yep, wearing them right now! Okay, maybe I’m wearing flip-flops right now but I do have slippers 😀

  • What colour shirt are you wearing right now?

A long and loose white shirt with the stamping of a girl on it! It was my sister’s and she gave it to me 🙂

  • Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?

I never slept on those before but I can tell it’s pretty uncomfortable. At least that’s what my mum says :S

  • Can you whistle?

Yes but poorly!

  • Favourite colour.

Blue though I also like purple!

  • Would you be a pirate?

Well YES!! Even though I haven’t watched that many pirates movies or read that many pirates books, I love pirates! So, yeah… I would totally be a kick-ass pirate like Geena Davis on Cutthroat Island 🙂

  • What songs do you sing in the shower?

I don’t sing in the shower… I recite the prologue of Beauty and the Beast and The Lord of the Rings while showering 😉

  • What’s in your right pocket right now?

I’m wearing a skirt so I don’t have pockets today!

  • Last thing that made you laugh.

My niece as always!!

  • Best bed sheets as a child. 

You know, I never cared much for that and still don’t. As long as my bed sheets are comfortable and fit my bed, I’m good to go 🙂

  • Worst injury you had as a child.

Well, at three I broke my left leg. At five I had a tumour and at eight I broke my right wrist 🙂

  • Do you love where you live?

Yes I do! Lisbon is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and even though I love Paris and other cities, I always miss my city and its hills, history, activity, everything!

  • How many dogs do you have?

None! My mum suffered a lot when her dog died when she was younger and she never wanted us to go through the same experience. However, now that my sister has two cats, I can already feel my heart breaking when one day they are gone 😦

  • Does someone have a crush on you?

That I’m aware no!

  • What is your favourite candy?

I love chocolate which isn’t exactly a surprise; gummy bears and another type of candy I don’t know the name but it’s like ribbon candy but with sugar! And now I want candy!!

  • Favourite sport team.

The Portuguese football team? Okay, I don’t really care much for sports but when Portugal is playing in any football sort of cup, I always root for them. WE ARE THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS!!!

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And that’s it! I hope you guys enjoyed it and had fun with this tag. And if you want to do it, you can say I tagged you and leave a link for me to check out your answers 😉

Ner

The Tag of Randomocity

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It has been too long since I posted anything in this blog. And I’m super late with this tag that Michelle @The Writing Hufflepuff tagged me. I was supposed to have published this two/three months ago. But, as I mentioned on my previous update, life has been kind of difficult for me at the moment. But here it is, late but here!

Thank you so much for tagging me Michelle. And if you haven’t been on her blog, what the heck are you waiting for? Just click on the button and check it out 🙂

The rules:

  • Paste the button onto your blog post.
  • Leave a new list of questions (or just pass on the question list you answered) and tag a few people of your random choice (and say why you tagged them, if you have time)! (Be original and nonsensical and disastrously random!)
  • Write down three facts about you – one of them is WRONG. Let your commenters guess in the comments which one is wrong (and tell them in the comments after a while)
  • Answer the questions of the person who tagged you – make it all super random and interesting.

Let’s begin with 3 facts about me – one of them is totally wrong remember:

  1. One of my favourite singers is Adele;
  2. I collect any type of cards;
  3. My favourite is food Chinese;

These aren’t that difficult. If you’ve been following me in any social network, then you’ll know which one is false 😉

And now, the questions:

  • What is one food that you can eat mountains of because you love it so?

Spaghetti bolognese! Trust me, I could eat it for the rest of my life and never get tired of it 🙂

  • If you were a Traveler Without Roots, would your home be a train car, an RV, a hot air balloon, a boat, or just a pack on your back? Or maybe another option completely?

A trailer! Can you imagine having a trailer where you could drive anywhere and then a place to sleep at night without having to waste money on motels and stuff? I’ve heard it’s one of the best ways to travel 😛

  • Name a celebrity you wish you could spend one day with.

Just one?! And we could do anything… absolutely anything… with that celebrity?!

Tom Hiddleston!
(I love hearing this man talk in metaphors! I could listen to him all day without getting tired…)

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or Michael Fassbender!
(Well, everyone knows I have a gigantic crush on this man… and his Irish accent is so freaking sexy!)

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or the new addiction to my endless list of crushes: Oscar Isaac!
(Imagine spending the day discussing Star Wars with Poe Dameron himself! By the way: STORMPILOT FTW!!!)

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  • What fictional character’s house would you like to have as your own? 

Can I say Hogwarts?! And, sorry Michelle for stealing your idea, perhaps the Beast’s castle because of that freaking beautiful library! Really, that library is life GOALS!

  • If you could take a class in ANYTHING what would it be? 

Magic of course! Any type of magic! Just a magical class where I could learn how to cast spells and make potions and all that jazz:)

  • Name a childhood obsession. TV show, stuffed animal, book, food, pastime—anything. 

You’re never too old to love Disney so…. Disney was/is/will be my eternal obsession! 

  • What do you think would be an awesome theme for a party? 

I think every single thing that comes to my mind has been a party theme… From Harry Potter to Doctor Who to Start Wars even to Disney… Ideas anyone?!

  • Have you been in any clubs/groups in your lifetime? 

I was part of the Volleyball team during my 6-7 grade! Does that count?

  • What’s something you have to buy all the time that you wish you could just have an endless supply of (something that’s always the same thing—no books or movies!)?

No books or movies?! That’s not fair!! Nutella then… Or coffee! Both then… I can’t live without those two things 🙂

  • What park (national/amusement/theme/etc) would you choose to visit?

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and all the Disneylands… plus the upcoming StarWars theme park (LET ME GEEK OUT!!!). And if there’s ever going to be a Doctor Who one, that one as well 🙂

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My questions:

Jesus!! I can’t come up with any questions really… I’m slightly dry when it comes to inspiration. Yeah, I’ll stick with these questions 🙂

Who I Tag:

Pretty much anyone who wants to do this tag but didn’t have anyone tagging them. Just say I tagged you 😉

Ner

Updates About Being MIA!

Hello amazing people!

I haven’t been around my blog for months now. I had planned on updating the blog in January but a lot of things have been happening in my life that made it impossible.

Truth is, in December my life was turned upside-down in a way that neither me nor my mother were expecting and it has taken us all our strength to deal with this. My grandmother had a small stroke after Christmas and since then it has been pure chaos. We never dealt with this situation before so it has been a tiring few months.

I have been on a rather tiny reading slump due to that. I would go to bed exhausted and whenever I picked up a book, I couldn’t focus on it long enough to finish it. I think I tried to read a lot of books but ended up giving them up around 20 pages.

But things are slightly better now with my grandmother medicated and my old routine back. January was simply the worst month ever. But February and Mach has been slowly getting better and, I have to be honest, I miss blogging. I miss sharing book-related (or not) stuff with you. 

Despite being back, however, I won’t promise I will be posting every single day or that I’m back in force. I will be slowly posting one or two posts, try to write reviews and share a few things. It’ll be a rather slow process but I will definitely try to blog more often.

I have a few posts planned already. One of them is a tag that I was supposed to have published on December but with my finals and then Christmas and stuff, I totally forgot. I’m not entirely sure if I’ll be doing a top 5 favourite books from last year but I might… Let me know if you want me to do it and I’ll do it. 

As for a quick reading status updates: I am currently reading (still since a few weeks now) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies which has been a funny experience. Knowing the original source, having Lizzy and Mr. Darcy fighting zombies is weird as hell. There were a few moments in the book already that were slightly over the top but overall I have been rather enjoying it. And no, I haven’t seen the movie and I plan on watching it on DVD when it comes out. But it was the movie that made me want to read the book in the first place.  

Other book that I’ve started is Cupcakes, Trinkets and other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge because Regan, from PeruseProject – go follow her videos if you haven’t yet… she’s super cool, mentioned it on one of her videos and since the book was free to download, I thought “why not?”. I only read a few pages and I’m hoping it’ll be a fun and quick story with magic and chocolate hehe xD

I also got an account on BooksAmino just yesterday. I’m still relatively new to that but I hope it’ll be a way for me to meet new people, books and authors. It’s just a community app that allows you to share everything bookish in your life. You can follow me there as Ner the Witch (if you can’t find me let me know!)

This as just a quick update to let you know I haven’t forgotten you. Life gets a lot in my way and it makes it complicated to dedicate time for myself. But I will always come back… always!

In the meantime, if you want to follow me on my social networks, feel free to do so. You can follow me on Twitter, Instagram and snapchat (nerthewitch). Looking forward to see you guys there 😉

Thank you all for your patience and understanding and keep an eye out tomorrow for my long lots tag 🙂

Ner

Twilight Visitor Giveaway Update

Hello everyone. 

Today I’m bringing you the exciting news that my Twilight Visitor Review Giveaway will be extended till November 15th

If you want to try your luck to win one of the ten (five paperbacks and five ebooks) available copies that Réal Laplaine is offering, now’s your chance. All you have to do is go the rafflecopter below – or go to my review here to get all the info – and participate.

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And may the odds be ever in your favour 🙂

Ner

 

O Fantástico Blog dos Livros

This is a bit of a publicity post so, please, bear with me.

Carla and Marina, two friends of mine, decided to create a brand new book blog.

They had a book blog before but decided to delete it since they had started using it as a mandatory job instead of a hobby. And when something you love becomes something you have to force yourself into, things normally don’t end well. 

Their previous blog was called ‘O Livro Que Deu Um Pum’.

However, they now decided to create a brand new one and start afresh, and I couldn’t be more excited and happy for them. They’ll be sharing not only book-related stuff but also movies, music and TV-series. 

It’s a Portuguese blog but I couldn’t help but spread the word about it. The name of the blog, translated to English, is ‘The Fantastic Blog of Books’ and it was inspired by the wonderful short-movie called ‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore’ (a short I highly recommend every book lover to watch). 

So, without further ado, I give you:

Ner

Back in the Game!!!

I know I haven’t posted anything for months but it has been terribly complicated. University, niece and life has stolen all my time. But now that I’m on Summer vacations, I will be back with news, reviews, hopefully a giveaway to compensate you all and much more.

As for my story, Deephaven, I also had to put that aside but I am trying to get back to it. My original idea faded away but I’m having others that I might use to continue the story. As soon as I have a new chapter to post, I’ll let you all know.

I’m super excited to be back since I missed posting things on the blog, sharing news and exciting stuff. I admit that I needed time out from the blog and all the work around it. I needed to focus on University and my personal problems in order to be able to be back in time. I guess that if I didn’t do that, I would be deleting the blog in a few weeks. So, I’m glad I’ve decided to put it on a short hiatus.

I’m also quite amaze with how many people keep visiting my blog despite the fact that it has been quite. And I missed every single one of my followers and I have to thank you all for keeping up enduring me. You are the solemn reason, as I always say, that this blog is alive. 

Ner

Presenting: Deephaven by Ner

Hello everyone!

Today I’m presenting you something that I have been slowly thinking about hence having created an Wattpad account (see post here).

One of the reasons I created it was to have a motivation when it comes to writing. It’s different when you have people (im)patiently waiting to read more of your stories and, in a way, helping you with their own theories. I end up writing a lot of brainstorms, scenes and situations with no actual story to it and never develop them. With my Wattpad profile I’m hoping to be able to focus on one or two particular stories, developing and writing them instead of vomiting new ideas without background.

And one of the stories I’ve decided to pick up and do exactly that was one of my old ideas based on Imaginaerum by Nightwish (a movie I highly recommend you all to watch!). So, what I said about a poll where you could vote for the story you wanted me to develop just went down the drain.

Deephaven is a story about family ties, dreams and memories with a magical twist. On my original idea, magic wasn’t part of the plot. Instead I had thought about something more contemporary with no actual magic. However, as I thought more about this story the more I came to realise that Deephaven needed magic… Or better, I needed magic! I needed magic in the story if I were to be content with it. What can I do, I’m a fantasy person!

With no further ado, I give you Deephaven:

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By Ner Antunes
Progress: On Going
Genre: Fantasy | Magic | Romance
Read it on Wattpad
Cover: by me (All rights to their rightful owner)

When Sharon Meyer receives a phone call during the night about her grandfather’s health, she leaves immediately to stand by the only family she has left.

Deephaven looks like a nice little village but its secrets are darker than what she expects. And she is soon thrown into a world of magic and romance where only one side can win.

I know that the plot doesn’t tell you much about the story but I’m slowly writing and planning it. I don’t really have like a hardcore plan for this… I write as it goes! 

I will try to post new chapter once or twice a week, it will depend on how much I managed to write and edit, and will let you know by updating the widget on the sidebar. Therefore you can keep an eye out for new chapters.

Of course that it would also mean the world to me if you followed me on Wattpad. That way you would be the first one to know when a new chapter was on. 

I hope to continue writing this story since it’s something I’ve been wanting to explore for a little while now. And, of course, any ideas you might have are also welcome. 

Ner

I’m on Wattpad!

So, I’ve decided to create an account on Wattpad. I don’t know why I decided such a thing but in my mind I think it has to do with the fact that several authors publish a few sneak-peeks there and it’s a great way to share your own writing.

About that writing stuff; I’m in the slow process of editing a few drafts I have and as soon as I have them ready, I will publish some of them and you can later vote for the one(s) you wish me to develop. That way I can know what my readers/followers are looking for in a story 🙂

Now, if you want to add me on Wattpad or see what I’m reading there, all you have to do is click on the picture below. You can also leave a comment here with a link to your profile and I’ll check it out.

Hope to see you guys around ^_^ 

Ner

New Co-Reviewer!!

Today I am bringing you the wonderful news:

My sweetie friend Carla (ex-O Livro Que Deu Um Pum) is joining A Cup of Coffee and a Book as a co-reviewer. 

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I met Carla in the University through some colleagues. I admit, and this will sound corny as hell, that she was one of the best people I met at my Uni ❤

I invited Carla to join the blog when she had to drop her previous book blog due to some personal issues. I kept the door opened saying that if she wanted to post anything here, she was welcome to do so. And the other day she asked me if the offer was still standing… of course it was dah!!

So lets all give the warmest of welcome to Carla!

WELCOME!!!

PS: she’s obsessed with minions 😉

XX Ner

I’M BACK!!!!

Hello everyone *waves hand*

I’m back from my six days holidays. Actually, I came back Wednesday but I’ve been extremely lazy when it comes to update my blog. I know, I know… I went on holidays to relax and ease my mind and then I come back and decide to indulge myself in laziness! Shame on me!!!

My holidays were simple: I went to the beach, managed to get burnt on my first day, didn’t read AT ALL (due to a small reading slump), didn’t bought any book (tight budget), bought a bookmark and got a wonderful surprise when I got home.

Yap, those were my holidays.

There’s not much to tell about them really… I went with two friends of mine and had a blast! Since I got burnt on my first beach day, I decided to spend the rest of my beach-days in the shade. Didn’t read because I had a minor reading slump! Thanks the heavens it’s over!!

I bought a bookmark in Algarve and three new ones here in Lisbon. They are about the typical Portuguese azulejos and they are simply stunning!!! Look at them:

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Oh, the first one was sent to me by Ash Krafton!! Still… NEW BOOKMARKS!!!

When I was on my way to Algarve, my mum sent me a text-message with the news that my Wolf’s Bane copy had arrived. What I wasn’t expecting was Ash Krafton wrote me:

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It just made me extremely happy, proud, flatter and honoured! I guess every single book blogger who gets a special dedication knows what I felt.

Thank you so much Ash for the amazing surprise ❤

Now, I have another news! This one was a surprise from my dad… he gave me his old smartphone – it’s not as good as a brand new one but still – which means I now have an Instagram account! 

I HAVE AN INSTAGRAM!!!!

So, if you guys want to follow me there you can do so by clicking on the icon 😉 Looking forward to follow you as well.

I will also be part of Iron Pendulum by Megan Curd Blog Tour! If you don’t remember, I was part of Steel Lily blog tour last year – it was my first stop EVER – so I’m really excited to be part of this Tour 🙂

Other small news – and still not confirmed – is that my sweetie Carla might be part of the blog! I’m still waiting for some details but she might be a reviewers here on the blog which means… PARTY ALL NIGHT LONG!!

I was going to be part of Emily’s Dusting off the Shelves Read-a-Thon but with the holidays I couldn’t really participate. It’s a shame ’cause I was really looking forward to it 😦

Anyway! These are all the news I have for now! I will be posting my Wrap-Up of all the books I’ve read last month, my Readers Choice and all the reviews I still haven’s posted (or written :S) during this weekend. Keep a weather eye out for those 😀

Thank you for your extreme patience… I owe you all a lot and you know that 😉

XX Ner

Delirium [Pilot Trailer]

Last year there were rumours about a TV-series by Fox based on Delirium by Lauren Oliver. I’ve read the book – review here – loved it like crazy and was really looking forward to it when… *drum roll*… Fox didn’t picked it up!

*throws Delirium book back at Fox and walks angrily away*

And now it was announced that the Pilot will be on Hulu’s site for a limited time – which sucks for those who don’t have Hulu but I’m pretty sure it’ll be online afterwards (I didn’t said that, okay?).

So, for those who wanted the series (and for those who didn’t), here’s the trailer to leave you all swooning and upset with Fox’s decision to drop this amazing story!


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Changing Theme!!

Hello everyone 🙂

I just wanted to let you know that I’m currently planning on changing my blog’s theme. I’m slightly tired of this one and I’ve been playing around with WordPress’s themes and I think I might have found a brand new one for the blog…

So, I want to apologise in advance if the whole place is upside-down! I’ll try to get everything looking pristine (hehe) ASAP 😛

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Happy 2nd Blogoversary

It’s A Cup of Coffee and a Book 2nd Blogoversary!!

Who would have thought this blog would reach this far? 2 years might sound like a small number but to me is something beyond imagining.

2013 was an amazing year when it comes to book blogging: Inês began writing reviews for the blog, I began Blog Touring, I was contacted by some authors for review their work or post a promo, my BookTube channel reached 100 subscribers, etc… but all of this wouldn’t be possible without the amazing support I had during all this time.

My followers/readers, authors, friend bloggers, friends and family have been the most inspiring of inspirations I could ask for. And even when I wasn’t able to post things here, they kept supporting me by simply being there and commenting and sharing their passion for books with me.

This sounds so lame but it’s the ultimate truth and I think every single book blogger out there feels the same: nothing would matter if we didn’t had you all sharing this with us.

So, this post is simply a Happy Blogoversary to A Cup of Coffee and a Book and to thank all the wonderful people who kept this blog running – you all know who you are!

Here, have Matt Smith as a THANK YOU token (hehe xD)

PS: A giveaway will be up on the blog right after this post in celebration of its 2nd Blogoversary. Keep an eye out for that 😉

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Christmas Goodies


Ho Ho Ho…Happy Christmas everyone!!!

How was your Christmas everyone?! I hope you guys have received some amazing presents under the tree and have eaten a lot of chocolate and pantries 😀

My Christmas was slightly different from other years. First, my niece was born on December 20th which pretty much messed up with our schedule. Second, my mum and I decided not to make out tree this year due to the fact that we spent the week before Christmas visiting and helping my sister on the Hospital before the baby was born… we barely had time for ourselves.

Therefore our Christmas was, let’s say, cancelled. On December 24th my sister and niece came home from the Hospital so you can imagine how our mood was on that day… sleepy!!

And on Christmas Day I’ve decided to procrastinate and spent the entire day watching movies: Edward Scissorhands and The Lord of the Rings (only got as far as The Two Towers but, oh boy, didn’t I missed the movies!)

However, I got some goodies on Christmas Eve that I was so not expecting and those small things made this Christmas worth it despite all.

So, let’s check out the two (yah, I only got two presents this year… but I also got some money though) presents I got:

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My sister/twin/niece got me this figurine on a fair. I absolutely LOVE IT!!! It has everything to do with the blog and it’s from now on, the blog mascot (need to find a name for the figurine though… I give names to everything!!!!).

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And my best-friend/partner-in-crime Inês got me (and I still cannot believe this) the entire HP saga in English, something I’ve been DYING to get ever since I started reading HP. The books are used, they don’t match and I couldn’t care less about those details…. those are all HP books in freaking English.

I surely don’t deserve her as a friend ’cause I didn’t gave her anything this year and I feel terrible about that.

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I might use some of the money I got to get myself some books, some clothes, well, pretty much the things we buy with Christmas money. And if I happen to buy books, I’ll let you know by creating a special Showcase Sunday dedicated to Christmas presents I bought myself 😉

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BookLikes

You can now follow me on BookLikes by clicking on the picture below or on Stalk Me Here on the right side of the screen.

The decision was made after the new Goodreads policy (here) and due to the fact that everyone I follow and trust are moving there. And I sure want to keep up with their news 😀

This doesn’t mean that my Goodreads account will be deleted. I will have both accounts active and will still use Goodreads as my primary source when it comes to books, post reviews, giveaways, add books to wishlist, etc… All links on my posts will be redirected to Goodreads.

Thank you for your understanding and I hope to see you on BookLikes 🙂

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J.K. Rowling Announces New Movie Franchise

The news came out of the blue to me. I entered my Facebook page and it was there, sprawled all over the place. I couldn’t help but swear out loud:

Merlin’s pants!

J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. announced a new movie franchise set in the Harry Potter universe. It won’t be a prequel or sequel, it’ll be an extension of the already known and loved universe we all grew up with.

It’ll be about Newt Scamander, the author of the famous “Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them”, you can buy the book here, and it’ll be 70 years before Harry Potter’s story.

You can read the entire news here.

I am extremely happy and curious about this news. J.K. Rowling is a genius and I’m sure this new series will be the pure delight of HP fans who grew up with the books and movies. As a Potterhead, and a proud one, I can’t wait to be back to the wizarding world.

Always!

PS: I don’t know what my emotions are doing to me! 

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Dangerous Creatures: Beautiful Creatures Spin-Off Series

So, today Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl announced the upcoming release of a new series which will be a spin-off of the already famous and best-selling series The Caster Chronicles.

A short-story will be released on December 17th this year with the title Dangerous Dreams, followed by the first instalment of this new series, Dangerous Creatures, on May 6th 2014 . This new series will be focusing on Link – Ethan’s best-friend – and Ridley – Lena’s cousin.

You can read the news on Publisher Weekly here.

I will be honest with you, I haven’t finished The Caster Chronicles because the movie Beautiful Creatures, which opened in February, was a total let down. I lost interest in the series after the movie. 

However, this news might be the spark I need to rekindle my interest in finishing the first series. So, fingers crossed this won’t be a disaster.

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