Down the TBR Hole

Hello, bookish friends! So, a while ago I was just writing down a few blog post ideas that I wanted to work on, and I realized I wanted to talk about my TBR at that moment, buuut I didn’t know how and then I was faced with this meme, Down the TBR hole, that I thought it would be quite perfect. I found it at Lost In A Story.  ^^ Here’s how it works:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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August Wrap Up

Hello, bookish friends! Hey, look – a wrap up on time 😛 I gotta admit the past months weren’t great but maybe things can get back on track now? Or maybe not, cause my second year of college is getting closer. I seriously need to work on a schedule. :/

WHAT’S GOING ON

August was … long, but also short? I don’t how to explain it, but it seemed to be dragging throughout the month, and now that it’s done, it seemed it went on a rush. I kept myself busy with work and I tried to go out with people and make the most out of my last month of Summer. I (recently-ish) also went on a stationary trip with my girlfriend, because we both love cute things, and I was in need of a few for back to college. But the last few days/weeks have been really harsh on me, so August wasn’t a favourite month of mine.

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The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill

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Title: The Surface Breaks

Author: Louise O’Neill

Publisher: Scholastic

Number of Pages: 320

Language: English

 

 

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taken from goodreads

Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice? Hans Christian Andersen’s original fairy tale is reimagined through a searing feminist lens, with the stunning, scalpel-sharp writing and world building that has won Louise her legions of devoted fans. A book with the darkest of undercurrents, full of rage and rallying cries: storytelling at its most spellbinding.

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I’ve been really lucky to have been reading books as beautifully crafted as this one, but my review is no match (especially since it’s been a while). I can only recommend it endlessly and hope you read it too! It was only by reading it that I finally understood the hype. 😀

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Title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Publisher: Atria Books

Number of Pages: 388

Language: English

 

 

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taken from Goodreads

Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds through the decades—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

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Thoughts on Why I Quit Bookstagram

Hello, book friends! So … I guess this is it? My first kind of discussion post? Or just rambling? Can rambling be considered discussion? I don’t know 🤔

ANYWAY, recently I took a decision that I hope is for the best. As you can see from the title of the post, I gave up on bookstagram, which was something I had been thinking for a while now. And something that was quite hard, to be honest.

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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Hello, book nerds! 😛 Today I’m here to share my review of A Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. I haven’t written one of these full reviews in quite some time, so excuse me if I’m a bit rusty 😅

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Title: The Song of Achilles

Author: Madeline Miller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Number of Pages: 352

Language: English

 

 

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Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’s mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

taken from Goodreads

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A Mermaid’s Tail

Hi, friends! For those of you that are new around, hello! I’m Marta, I’m 19, I’m from Portugal, I’m a Slytherin (utmost important information) and I’m the blogger behind the book mermaid. Today I’m here to share with you my challenge for the Let’s Be Mermaids read-a-thon. If you haven’t joined yet, make sure you check out this post to see all the challenges and follow all social media. Don’t forget to keep track of your readings with the hashtag #MermaidsRead. 😉

My challenge is called A Mermaid’s Tail and it’s super easy to complete! Go on your favourite editing program and let your imagination do its thing! Get yourself a nice mermaid tail with your own personal design. Can you make it bookish? 😀

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Let’s Be Mermaids Read-a-thon 2018

Hello, book and mermaid lovers! How are your reading plans for this Summer? A lot of books in your TBR? I do have some and I’d love to read them by the pool or at the beach, like a real-life mermaid.

But because I can’t right now (adult responsibilities get in the way in the worst times tbh), I’ll have to read sitting on my own bed. So let’s bring the mermaidness to my house (and yours too!) 😀

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