Top 5 Thursday: Books that have personal meaning to me

Everytime I read a book it means something to me, I’ll probably remember something about it forever, but these books are different, these books mean special things to me, personal things.

I can’t choose only one book out of this series, I always loved them all. When I was a kid, my godmother used to give me tons of books, she thought every ocasion was good to give a book, I remember that she gave the first ones when I didn’t even knew how to read. Geronimo Stilton was the series that marked my childhood the most.

Geronimo Stilton was and still is a big part of my life, I own 15 books and also some movies. I don’t quite know why this was such an important thing on my childhood, I devored those books, I believe they were the first books I read about mystery and crime solving. Today I consider it to be the series that got me into reading.

 

  • Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix: Goodreads

I’ll admit it, please don’t throw rocks at me, I read Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire before I read the rest, actually I’m reading them in order now.

There I was, a 12 year old girl spending some days on her uncle’s house, with a 800 pages book on her hands, excited like hell to read it. I read this book in 4 days and as soon as I finished it, I started rereading it.

Everytime I am feelling down I reread this book or the one that is bellow this one. Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix still is, to this day, my favourite Harry Potter book and I believe it is going to keep like this.

 

4.12 stars of rating on goodreads, pretty good, but not enough, this book deserves all the starts for a simple reason: it has the character that everyone in the book community was waiting to read about.

Cath is like us, a fangirl, she reads, she writes and she is considered one of the most relatable characters I have ever read about. Fangirl has different and unique characters.

Relatablility is the thing that puts this book in this list, every time I read Fangirl it speaks to me in a very magical way, I can, without even trying, to place myself in Cath’s place.

 

I read this book in an afternoon, it was the fastest book I read in my life, I loved every single sentence of it and I will read it and recommend it and quote it to anyone who believes gender inequality is a non-existent thing. *Mr.whompa loompa, president of USA*.

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Because of this book you can see that in my blog’s sidebar, specifically on my Get To Know Me text, I consider myself a feminist and I’ve been doing it since I read this book, it doesn’t mean I wasn’t a feminist before, I just started calling myself a feminist then because I realized that it was a bigger issue than i thought.

This book made me the activist that I am today, last year, in the same class, I managed to make a public speaking about Gender Equality ( in which a got 20/20) and a essay about environment, two things that I am really passionate about.

 

I finished reading this amazing book in June 18th, I created this blog a couple of days after it. This was the book that got me into blogging.

None of my friends reads fantasy, most of them are into contemporary and romance so when I finished acomaf I had an urge to talk to someone about it, it was he best book I read this year and the feelings that it left me with were taking over my life. Therefore I created High Lady’s Library which now is big part of my life.

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The Liebster Award

Hello fellow book lovers, I was nominated for The Liebster Award by the lovely The Wanderlust Reader  and you should definitely check her blog out because it is amazing. You can click here to read her post about The Liebster Awards.

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  • Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award.
  • Give 11 random facts about yourself
  • Nominate 11 blogs
  • Notify them on the nomination
  • Give them 11 questions to answer

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1. I am going to apply to college on Monday, July 24th, and I’m crazy scared, I think I’ll become a anxiety ball until the results for the application come out.

2. When I was little, I was chasing my sister around the house, I fell and I broke my teeth, four of them. I spent a year in pre school with almost no front teeth.

3. I spend most of my day either on youtube or watching tv shows, my favorite youtubers right now include Jessie Paege and Floral Princess, besides I am obsessed with The Big Bang Theory.

4. Me and one of my friend try new food every friday, we have tasted every gum flavour in the stores close to our school.

5. I have a page in my journal dedicated to travel planning, and I have a never ending list of places that I want to visit, some of them in my own country. The best trip I went on was to Salamanca, Spain, with my friends and we’ve been thinking about going back since we came back in April.

6. I am fluent in English and I’ve learned it, in the beginning,  with the Harry Potter movies.

7. I have ornithophobia which is the fear of birds, I can’t stand being close to a chicken and I look patetic when I am near pigeons, I seriously look like a ninja.

8. My friends say I have a weird taste in music just because I listen to The 1975 and Halsey, besides I have the The Flash Musical Episode Soundtrack and Pitch Perfect Soundtrack on my phone.

9. The reason why Nesta is on my blog header is because 90% of the time I look as pissed off as she does, almost everything can trigger my bad mood.

10. I suck at sports, every single one of them, I wish I could just play volleyball but it is just not something that I can do.

11. I am crazy for superheroes, my favorites are Captain America from Marvel and The Flash from DC.

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1. What book/series got you into reading?

My godmother was the person that got me into reading, she always gave me tons of books that I devored, but my favorite series that I read and reread several times as a kid was Geronimo Stilton, to this day I still like to watch the cartoon and I am 17.

2. What are some of your favorite artists?

I am a music addict so this is a long list: Imagine Dragons, Halsey, The 1975. Fun., Panic! At the Disco, Ed Sheeran, Melanie Martinez, and I am currently obsessed with Gone Now by Bleachers.

3. What are some blogging tips you have for beginners?

I am a beginner myself so I am not the best person to give advice about that.

4. If your life-story was being turned into a movie, who would you want to play you?

Let’s face it, my life is too boring to be turned into a movie, but if I turn out to be the badass activist I aspire to be, then I want Lindsey Morgan to play me, not because we look alike but because she is able to kick every dictator’s butt herself.

5. If you could travel through time, would you go take a peek at the past or would you rather see what’s to come and go into the future?

I would go into the past to see if what they taught me in history class was true.

6. What’s your dream career/job?

I’ve always wanted to be a doctor, but that dream is almost impossible because my grades are not that high, so I’ll be applying to nursing school. Also, as a part time job, I would love to work in a library.

7. What’s your favorite childhood movie?

When I was 7 years old, my cousin gave me a movie called Barbie and the Twelve Dancing Princesses, when I was older my favorite movie turned out to be Madagascar 3, I even remember seeing it with my godmother in cinema.

8. What was your favorite subject in school?

Math was my favourite subject and I think I was good at it, I actually scored 19/20 on my math exam. Math and books have the benefit of taking my mind of my problems.

9. Do you collect anything? If so, what is it that you collect?

Everytime I buy something, whether it is for me or a present for someone, I keep the receipt. Now I have a box full of them and I find it awesome how I can look at them and think “Oh, i remember buying this on this trip”.

10. What’s your favorite thing to do besides reading?

Watching tv shows or movies.

11. If you could live anywhere in space (e.g. any planet, galaxy, star, moon, etc) where would you live and why?

I would still live in Earth because this is where all of the magic is happening, but I would love to travel through our galaxy, which would only be possible if I lived for thousands of years.

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1. Do you have a reading goal for this year?

2. What is your favorite place in the whole world?

3. If you could play a character from a book, which one would you like to play?

4. Who are your favorite booktubers, bookstagramers, or even book bloggers?

5. What is your favorite memory?

6. Are you telented on something? Talk about it.

7. What is the name of your favorite book to movie/ Tv show adaptation?

8. What is you favorite cartoon?

9. What’s your favorite holiday?

10. Who’s you celebrity crush?

11. If you could wear only one pair of socks for the rest of yout life, which one would you wear?

I hope you enjoyed this post, if you did click in the like button, and answer some of my questions in the comments if you were not nominated. Follow my blog if you want to be notified when I publish a new post.

Have a great weekend. 😘😘

Top 5 Thursday: Favorite Booktubers

Hello booklovers, today I’ll be sharing with you my top 5 booktubers, but even though I love booktubers like jessethereader, polandbananasbooks, abookutopia and all of the other amazing famous ones, I believe you already know them. So, in this T5T, I’ll tell you who are my favorite booktubers that despite the not so high subscriber count deserve to be recognized for their talent.

  • Katherine’s Reads

Katherine is one of my favourite booktubers, she started uploading videos last year for Booktube-A-Thon and since I found her channel I watch every video she posts. Here are some of her videos:

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  • Julia Sapphire:

If you like dark books and poetry as well as mental health ones, Julia’s channel is the one for you. She has a huge collection of Stephen King’s books and since I heard her talking about Mr. Mercedes I’ve been dying to read the triology. Here are some of her videos:

 

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  • thecaosofbooks:

I’ve found her channel only a month ago but I’m loving the content she makes, besides she’s really funny. Here are some videos from her channel:

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  • Stories For Coffee:

Liv’s channel has some unique content like Podcast Recommendations and her movie and movies’s recommendations are really good. Here are some of her videos:

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  • Mel is:

Mel is my favourite bookstagrammer and I’ve been watching her videos since she created a youtube channel. She is one of the most honest youtubers I’ve ever seen, she’s not afraid of saying she hates a book when she does and why she does. Once again, check out her videos, if you want to, here:

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I have something to say now, even though all the booktubers I  pointed out here are females, I subscribe to male booktubers too, just not as much and the ones I subscribe to have too many folowers to be featured in this post.

Top 5 Thursday: Books I Love But I Don’t Own

I’ve created a series in this blog called Top 5 thursday, which means every thursday I’ll be revealing some kind of top 5.

This week I’ll be sharing with you the top 5 books I love but, unfortunately, don’t own, because life’s a struggle when you are a muggle.

  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stievfater: 

17675462“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

My Rating: 4⭐

  • Heir Of Fire by Sarah J. Maas:

trono2bde2bcristal2b32b-2bsarah2bj2bmaasCelaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak―but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life―and her future―forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?

The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Timesbest-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.

My Rating: 5⭐

 

  • Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan:

percy_jackson27s_greek_godspercy_jackson27s_greek_gods“A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don’t need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week.” So begins Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic–and sarcastic asides–to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who’s who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back. “If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that.” Dramatic full-color illustrations throughout by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco make this volume–a must for home, library, and classroom shelves–as stunning as it is entertaining.

My Rating: 4⭐

  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:

22738563What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed TEDx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.

With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences—in the U.S., in her native Nigeria, and abroad—offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike.

Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a bestselling novelist, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman today—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

My Rating: 5⭐ – I have no clue why I rated it with only 4⭐ on Goodreads, i was fucking crazy.

  • A Court Of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas: (May contain spoilers for ACOTAR)

acomaf-cover1Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

My Rating: 5⭐