One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus | A swirl of never ending secrets!

One of the most anticipated releases of the month of May is finally out and we all get to see a complicated web of lies, secrets and mischief. Was it everything I was expecting and hoping for? Let’s find out! Continue reading “One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus | A swirl of never ending secrets!”

Classic-a-Month Reading Challenge | March and April Wrap Up

The year started strong with «Pride and Prejudice» by Jane Austen and then February came along with another case of reading slump. Most likely due to me trying to finish «The Book Thief» by Markus Zusak that I started in late August and just not enjoying it at all. It was a great story, but the writing or the Portuguese translation just didn’t get me into the world created by the author, but more about that below. Continue reading “Classic-a-Month Reading Challenge | March and April Wrap Up”

The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares | An exquisite web of complicated family relationships

Where do I even begin?

There are certain rules I make myself follow when it comes to ARCs that I receive for a review, or any other books in general:

  1. Don’t read too much about the book or author before reading it;
  2. Don’t read any reviews before writing down my own thoughts;
  3. Don’t hurry into rating the book you are not sure about; and
  4. It is okay to change your rating few days after when all the thoughts and feelings had time to sink in.

I was particularly excited about this novel, written by the famous Ann Brashares, author of the well-renowned «The Sisterhood of Travelling Pants». I must admit that I’ve never read the book, but I watched and loved all of the movies, starring my beloved Blake Lively and Alexis Bledel. Continue reading “The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares | An exquisite web of complicated family relationships”

Why do I love being a Book Blogger?

For my blog’s 1 year anniversary in the month of March I decided to share with you all the reasons why I love to blog. There is no specific date, but last month in 2016 was when I finally got over my fears and created this wonderful thing that consumes all of my free time!

This started of as “my own space where I can store all the memorable bookish moments” and turned out to be “thoughts shared with hundreds of other readers and book lovers” and that is truly wonderful! Continue reading “Why do I love being a Book Blogger?”

March Wrap Up | 2017

Days are getting longer and brighter, there are so much more you can squeeze into 24 hours. That must be one of the main reasons why I love Spring so much. Spring usually came with greenness and flowers, rustling of new leaves and tweets, but since I moved to Portugal there is no distinctive season transition as I was used to before and I grew to love the daylight savings (the only change, besides temperature, that announces a new season).

Comparing to February, March was a “catching up” and “try to stay away from reading slump” month. I was able to catch up with my Classic a Month Reading Challenge, read some ARCs due in April and May, and just to enjoy my reading time overall. Continue reading “March Wrap Up | 2017”

February Wrap Up | 2017

I am about to announce the most disastrous reading progress I’ve ever made! Are you ready?? In the month of February I read a total of three THREE books! That’s the least amount of books I’ve read in many many months and I am utterly ashamed of my poor effort.

Were they good books? Were they memorable? Did the amazing plots compensate for the poor amount? We shall find out! Continue reading “February Wrap Up | 2017”

January Wrap Up | 2017

I can already say with 100% certainty that 2017 is going to be a very hectic and a very busy year overall just judging by how it started. (How quickly it went by and how incredibly overloaded it was). I still managed to get my TBR down by 7 books! Continue reading “January Wrap Up | 2017”

Spotlight | «Two Days Gone» by Randall Silvis

You know how much I like mysteries. No! I LOVE mysterious mysteries and thrilling thrillers. I love crime novels with a lot of unanswered questions and then finally you get to the end of the story and EVERYTHING MAKES SENSE.

I love that feeling of unknown and the constant question in my head: “Who did it???” So when I got the chance to feature a new release by Randall Silvis on my blog, I couldn’t say no. Continue reading “Spotlight | «Two Days Gone» by Randall Silvis”

Gilded Cage by Vic James | Can it compete with Divergent Series?

This reading year started particularly well. And one of the reasons had been «Gilded Cage» by Vic James!

I love a good Dystopian novel. Last year around the same time was when I binge read all three books of the Divergent series and it was AMAZING. And this year the pattern repeated itself! It was replaced by Vic James’ new series and it was so SO MUCH BETTER than I expected or even hoped for it to be!

I have a tendency to start “fan girling” over the books I adore and I am not going to apologize for it! Because if I don’t scream from the top of the buildings how AWESOME this book was, how do I get ALL OF YOU TO READ IT IMMEDIATELY?! Exactly! You need to hear me nagging about it over and over again! Continue reading “Gilded Cage by Vic James | Can it compete with Divergent Series?”

When Inspiration is playing hide and seek | Top 4 Hiding Places

Shhh! It’s not cheating! We are just preparing and strategizing for our beloved childhood game!

It seems that no matter how old we get, Inspiration always stays a child and keeps playing it tricky games with us. Fear no more! These places will make you the winner of every game! Continue reading “When Inspiration is playing hide and seek | Top 4 Hiding Places”