The TBR Tag

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Hey guys!

I thought it would be very fitting to do the TBR tag this week since my TBR pile is HUGE.

1. How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

I track my TBR pile on Goodreads.

2. Is you TBR mostly print or e-books?

It’s mostly e-books, I do wish I had them all in physical format, but one day.

3. A book that’s been on your TBR list the longest.

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According to Goodreads, I’ve have this book on my TBR list since February 2nd, 2014, so it’s been on the list for 3 years and I still haven’t picked it up.

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Book Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K Rowling

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Synopsis: J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay.

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best.

Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any reader’s bookshelf.

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Top 5 Wednesday #6: Book Trends You’re Tired Of

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You can find the Goodreads group here.

This weeks topic: Book Trends You’re Tired Of – What are some things you are tired of seeing that are trends in publishing? Maybe something that pops up on a lot of covers these days, or the popularity of certain tropes in a particular genre? Let it out!

1. Love Triangles.

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I know so many people agree with this one, and yet many authors add this annoying trope to their books. Its one thing if it’s done correctly, or if its essential to the plot, but most of the time it’s completely useless and could be written out.

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My Weekly Top Favorites #3

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Hey guys!

I’m still trying to figure out if I want to just focus on one top favorite, or continuing to do multiple a week, what do you guys think is best? If I were to choose just one topic I would go more in depth of how I feel about said topic. But for now, I’m going to stick to doing multiple until I decide for sure. But I’d love to hear your guys’ opinion.

Now on to this weeks top favorites!

TV Show: How to Get Away With MurderHow-to-Get-Away-With-Murder-Poster.jpg

So many of my friends kept of recommending this show to me, and so I decided to give it a shot and I’m SO glad that I did. This show is absolutely insane, and when I thought things couldn’t get crazier it does. I’m almost done with season 2 and I’m still wrapping my head around the plot and the situations the characters get into. I went into this show without knowing anything about it, and for some reason I thought it was going to be a CSI/Criminal Minds type of show, but I was wrong. I highly recommend it, and I suggest going into this show blind sided, because it makes it that much better and crazier.

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International Book of the Week #3

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Hey everyone!

I’m back! Last week was definitely not my week, first the whole issue with the wi-fi at my house, then I got really sick. But now, I’m back and ready to be active on here again.

download.pngThis weeks international book of the week is: 
Media Criticism and Cultural Hegemony.

Original title: Crítica da Mídia e Hegemonia Cultural.

Original language: Portuguese.

Why I chose this book: This was a christmas gift from one of my wonderful brothers. I’m going to be studying journalism in university very soon, and thought this would be a great book for me. This book sounds pretty interesting and I’m really excited to get to it.

What this book is about: This book talks about multiple topics such as, printing and the revolution, culture and power, liberty of speech, politics, and the list goes on and on. Its 273 pages long, so I hope I can finish it by this week. I’m a pretty slow reader in Portuguese, cos I often times have to look up a word I don’t understand, but I’m confident I’ll get through it this week.
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Mini Update

Hey guys!

I’m so sorry for being so MIA recently, the wifi at my house has been terrible. So, it’s in the process of being changed. Since we are trying a different company, I don’t know if it will take a little while until everything is set up. If I’m not back this week, I’ll definitely be back on Monday with the usual posts. Sorry guys! I just thought I’d give you guys a heads up.

I’ve been reading quite a lot recently especially with the lack of wifi at the house, which means reviews will finally be up, as well as a reading challenge update.

Again, I’m sorry guys for being so inactive on here! Hopefully I’ll be back soon with better internet 🙂

Thanks for reading ❤

Let’s Discuss #1: Audiobooks, Yay or Nay?

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I feel like audiobooks have been the craze for the longest time, and I decided to give them a shot a few months ago. Honestly, audiobooks are not for me, which is a shame because they can be very helpful when I’m too busy to sit down and read.

I tried listening to Pride and Prejudice while I was working out, and my mind kept drifting, and I couldn’t really focus on the story. So, I switched to music instead. I should have seen this coming, because whenever someone was reading out loud and I didn’t have the text in front of me to follow along with, I’ve always struggled to not drift off into a million and one thoughts.

I don’t know if I should give them another try, because university is coming up, and I know I won’t have much time to sit down and read, and there are so many books yet so little time.

But I want to know what your guy’s opinions are in regards to audiobooks. Do you like them? Do you rather listen to an audiobook or read the book instead? Or are you like me and just can’t seem to get into them? Let me know your opinions down below.

Thanks for reading ❤

Top 5 Wednesday #5: Favorite Underrated Books

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Hey guys!

Today is Wednesday, which means T5W!

This week’s topic is: Favorite Underrated Books – Give some love to those books that aren’t as widely talked about. Those hidden gems. Those books that maybe used to be popular but people have forgotten about and they still deserve some love.

1. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

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I feel like this book isn’t as talked about, or read in the books community, and it should be! I absolutely loved this book, and the message that it has. I feel like everyone should give this book a try.

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My Weekly Top Favorites #2

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As many of you know, today’s blog post allows my inner fan girl to come out and well, fan girl. I have quite a few obsessions and every few days I always find something new to love and share. So, without further a do, here are my current favorites.

f51cc88977c26d6a0ebb64bd8d5924abTV shows – Salem

This show only has 3 seasons, and I’m pretty sure it got cancelled, but I’m not 100% sure on that one. But, I’ve already finished season 1 and I love it! I have to admit, I almost didn’t continue on with this show after the first episode, because I didn’t think it was for me. However, something kept drawing me back in, so I continued on with this show and I’m so glad that I did.

This show is about the infamous Salem trials. I must warn you guys, if you don’t like scary things, or get scared very easily, I don’t recommend. I absolutely love scary movies/TV shows/books etc. but at times, even I got creeped out. I got very invested in the storyline and in some of the characters. I haven’t watched season 2 yet, but by how crazy that season 1 finale went, I cannot wait until I start it.

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