Tag | This or This? Book Tag


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 🙂


Random Questions About Me


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 😉


Instagram = Bookstagram

In case some of you might not know about this, I try to Bookstagram a little once in a while. I’m not a professional when it comes to photos (even though I do have a pseudo-degree in photography), but sometimes I like to try to take a creative photo of my books and share them on Instagram.

Here are a few of my favourites:

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I normally take my photos with my phone (it does take some good quality pics). I have a pretty good editing app that allows me to do all sort of edits required to make a decent photo (light, saturation, shadows, blurring, etc…). But sometimes I take them with my camera because of the lighting, the background – even needing my phone to appear in the photo makes it necessary.

I follow a lot of Bookstagramers and normally drew inspiration from them and their pics. They have amazing photos and I know I won’t be as spectacular as them but I do try. Maybe, with practice I can be as good as them!

I also publish a lot of non-book-relate stuff! I could always create a specific Bookstagram account dedicated only to books but it wouldn’t be the same. My life and my books are the same.

So, if you wish to follow me, you can click on the pathetic new logo (yes, I find the new logo and new layout pathetic though I am now accustomed to it). If you want me to follow you, leave a comment with your username and I’ll check it out 😉


The Tag of Randomocity


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…)


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


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!!!)


  • 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 🙂


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 😉


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: