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Top 5 Wednesday· Anything but Books

Today we have another book meme *pretends to be surprised* Top 5 Wednesday is hosted by Sam from Thoughts On Tomes. This one comes from Goodreads

During this month there isn’t a fixed theme so you just pick from previous ones.

The theme for this weednesday actually comes from Vikky @The Mundane Teenage Life because I saw her post and it was great so I wanted to follow..

We are talking anything but books, meaning: Netflix tv show, podcasts, musicals, hockey team (because why not), and non-book quote

Today’s topic is

Favourite things that aren’t books

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TTT· I’m good out here

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

May 29: Top Five

Bookish Worlds I’d Never Want to Live In

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Title: Shadow and Bone

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Series: The Grishaverse #1

Publisher: Audible

Format: Audio-book

Rating: 3/5 ★★★☆☆

Summary:

36315977Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.
Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.
Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.
Shadow and Bone is the first installment in Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy. Continue reading “Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo”

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The Book Adiction TAG

I saw this tag on Emily @The little book affair, you can go see her answers first and then see what a mess I am in comparison!

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Let’s do this!


What is the longest amount of time you can comfortably go without picking up a book?

Any book? Not even school stuff? I think I can go a month easily, not much more than that though

Resultado de imagen para too many books gifHow many books do you carry on your person (or Kindle) at any time?

One physical book (if I’m reading one) if not I have around thirty book already downloaded on my kindle just in case.

Do you keep every book you buy/receive or are you happy to pass them on to make space for more?

I don’t really have many books, people would rather buy me something else since You already have some books! and that’s kind of annoying. My personal book-case is just three shelfs tall. To answer the question: I keep them, the are nice to page through and I may lend them to some people but they always come back.

Resultado de imagen para too many books gifHow long would you spend in a bookstore on a standard visit?

Maaaaan, someone is always dragging me out of a bookstore because they think I take too long. I think that, if left unattended I can easily spend from half an hour to two hours depending on the size and accommodations.

How much time per day do you usually spend reading?

I’m a really messy reader, in the sense that I may not read at all one day only to read for five hours straight. There’s also the audiobooks I listen to on my way to class so, on average, I read 1-2 hours per day.

Where does the task ‘picking up a book’ appear on your daily to-do list?

-Am I doing something that’s not reading and doesn’t really require my attention? Then it’s reading time. Mostly on the bus and when it gets slow at work.

How many books do you reckon you own in total (including e-books)?

100? 150? I’m not sure and I think I’m saying more than I have but I’m not sure, I own a lot of ebooks and never really payed attention to how many there were.

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Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?

Every time, I can almost always find a way to fit books in a conversation and if I don’t it’s only because I’m talking about hockey.

What is the biggest book (page count) you have finished reading?

The Count of Montecristo by Alexandre Dumas: 710 pages. I read it while I was in highschool and was so proud of myself still am ofc They story was so entertaining that I didn’t even realise I was rushing through it.

Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds i.e searching bookshops, online digging, etc?

There are some books I couldn’t find anywhere because this is Argentina and if you can’t find it in stores then you have to go online and pay shipping costs only to risk them getting stolen on the mail. It happens too often for me to pick a specific book. It’s the reason I got a Kindle.

A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?

Yes, many. This was, coincidentally, the topic for the past Top Ten Tuesday post.

What are 3 of your main book goals for 2018?

Imagen relacionadaI did a bookish resolutions post at the beginning of the year but if I can choose only three then it’d be:

  1. 100 books
  2. Read more hispanic and latinx authors
  3. Get up to date with all the ARCs

Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader (maybe via inspiration or incessant nagging)?

I wish! This is seriously my dream.

Describe what books mean to you in five words.

Escaping reality to find myself


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That’s the tag!

I hope you liked it and, as usual, I tag everyone who wants to be tagged!

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They both die at the end by Adam Silvera

My Last Message would be to find your people. And to treat each day like a lifetime.

― Adam SilveraThey Both Die at the End

Title: They both die at the end

Author: Adam Silvera

Publisher: HarperTeen

Format: Audio-book

Rating: 5/5 ★★★★★

Summary:

New York Times bestselling author Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day.

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that.

Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.

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Friday Reads

Friday read was invented by The Candid cover

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It’s a book meme that mixes two already existing:

  • Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
  • The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.

Today’s book is….

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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

I have this one in Spanish so the quotes will be translated by yours truly.

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Future Me Tag

I took this tag from Kathy, from Books and Munches, go see her answers!

The future is a mystery but that never stopped anyone from dreaming or dreading what may happen. Today’s tag is all about how we hope things will turn out.

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In my family each New Year we ask ourselves the same thing Where will we be next year? This is as much a philosophical as a literal question. Life has moved us a lot so I learnt to always expect the unexpected and enjoy whatever comes at me. Continue reading “Future Me Tag”