sábado, 24 de agosto de 2019

Bout of Books 26 - Day 5 & 6


DAY 5 - Friday, August 23th


STATS

Pages read: 10
     - pages of Grading Curves by Naima Simone (estimated number)
     10 pages of Crossing the Line by Megan Hart

Total pages read: 146
     20 pages of Picture Perfect by Evangeline Anderson (estimated number)
     88 pages of Fall Dark by Zoe York
     63 pages of Trapping Her by Aurora Rose Reynolds (estimated number)
     20 pages of Grading Curves by Naima Simone (estimated number)
     10 pages of Crossing the Line by Megan Hart


CHALLENGES

∞ Blog challenge:
    I Want This Book!
We get excited about books getting adapted into TV shows, movies or plays, but what about media that you want to see as books? Tell us about your favorite story (can be anything - play, TV show, movie, podcast, web series) that you would like to be adapted into a novel!

I absolutely love the TV series Death in Paradise. If someone were to write books based on it, I would definitely read them!




∞ Instagram challenge:
    Bookspine Poetry



DAY 6 - Saturday, August 24th


STATS

Pages read: 59
     20 pages of Grading Curves by Naima Simone (estimated number)
     39 pages of Crossing the Line by Megan Hart

Total pages read: 260
     20 pages of Picture Perfect by Evangeline Anderson (estimated number)
     88 pages of Fall Dark by Zoe York
     63 pages of Trapping Her by Aurora Rose Reynolds (estimated number)
     40 pages of Grading Curves by Naima Simone (estimated number)
     49 pages of Crossing the Line by Megan Hart


CHALLENGES

∞ Blog challenge:
    Leave a Review
Did you know? Book reviews help other readers discover new books. For today's challenge, we encourage you to write a review of a book you've read during the readathon (or recently) and publish it where other readers make their purchasing decisions (e.g., Amazon, Goodreads, etc.). Be sure to share it with us.

I missed this one, but I do have a few reviews I need to write, so I'll try writing one tomorrow...


∞ Instagram challenge:
    Beyond Bout of Books

quinta-feira, 22 de agosto de 2019

Bout of Books 26 - Day 4


DAY 4 - Thursday, August 22th


STATS

Pages read: 33
     13 pages of Fall Dark by Zoe York
     20 pages of Grading Curves by Naima Simone (estimated number)

Total pages read: 136
     20 pages of Picture Perfect by Evangeline Anderson (estimated number)
     88 pages of Fall Dark by Zoe York
     63 pages of Trapping Her by Aurora Rose Reynolds (estimated number)
     20 pages of Grading Curves by Naima Simone (estimated number)


CHALLENGES

∞ Blog challenge:
    If This, Then That
Put your recommendations hat on, #boutofbooks-ers. For this challenge, pick a book, author, or trope (or whatever!) from your TBR and suggest similar books.

If you like wicked fairy tale retellings, then you are going to love Desperate Measures by Katee Robert. It's the first book in her new Wicked Villains series and it focuses on the villans of classic fairy tales. This one is about Jafar and Jasmine from Aladdin and it's so, so good! The second one, Learn My Lesson, staring Hades, Meg and Hercules, comes out in October and I cannot wait to read it!




∞ Instagram challenge:
    Genre

quarta-feira, 21 de agosto de 2019

Bout of Books 26 - Day 3


DAY 3 - Wednesday, August 21th


STATS

Pages read: 60
     22 pages of Fall Dark by Zoe York
     38 pages of Trapping Her by Aurora Rose Reynolds (estimated number)

Total pages read: 158
     20 pages of Picture Perfect by Evangeline Anderson (estimated number)
     75 pages of Fall Dark by Zoe York
     63 pages of Trapping Her by Aurora Rose Reynolds (estimated number)


CHALLENGES

∞ Blog challenge:
    Recreate Your Favorite Book Cover
Pick your favorite book and recreate it OR reimagine the cover either live (with yourself or a willing participant as the cover art) or drawing, sculpture, crafts, painting, etc.

I have a problem with this challenge: I don't really have a favorite cover... So I decided to do an alternate cover for my current read, Fall Dark by Zoe York. Real cover on the left, alternate cover on the right.




∞ Instagram challenge:
    Cover Love

terça-feira, 20 de agosto de 2019

Bout of Books 26 - Day 2


DAY 2 - Tuesday, August 20th


STATS

Pages read: 62
     37 pages of Fall Dark by Zoe York
     25 pages of Trapping Her by Aurora Rose Reynolds (estimated number)

Total pages read: 98
     20 pages of Picture Perfect by Evangeline Anderson (estimated number)
     53 pages of Fall Dark by Zoe York
     25 pages of Trapping Her by Aurora Rose Reynolds (estimated number)


CHALLENGES

∞ Blog challenge:
    Adaptation Aspirations
What book would you like to see adapted for another medium? What would be your preferred format? Movie? TV Show? Broadway musical? Something else? If you want to elaborate even further, who would you cast to play the characters? Who would you want to write the script/screenplay? Write the music? Direct? Are there adaptations that exist that you think could be better? Tell us all about your aspirations for the perfect adaptation!

I was very excited when I heard a movie adaptation of the Percy Jackson books was being made and then I saw the first movie and I was SO angry... How could they screw up so much with such good source material? I really liked the casting (although they should have picked younger actors to begin with) but the script was just awful! They changed so much of the story!

They did try to fix as much as they could with the second movie but, by then, it was too late. The damage was done! So, yeah, I would love to see a good adaptation of these books being made one day.



∞ Instagram challenge:
    Favorites

segunda-feira, 19 de agosto de 2019

Bout of Books 26 - Day 1


DAY 1 - Monday, August 19th


STATS

Pages read: 36
     20 pages of Picture Perfect by Evangeline Anderson (estimated number)
     16 pages of Fall Dark by Zoe York

Total pages read: 36
     20 pages of Picture Perfect by Evangeline Anderson (estimated number)
     16 pages of Fall Dark by Zoe York


CHALLENGES

∞ Blog challenge:
    Introduce Yourself #insixwords
The challenge is simple: introduce yourself on Twitter, Instagram, or on this post using six words, no more, no less. Use the hashtags #boutofbooks and #insixwords so we can learn all about you.

∞ Instagram challenge:
    Currently reading

I did both on Instagram:

Cover reveal: Half-Truths by Claire Contreras


You’ve heard of these groups – the secretive ones that only the crème de la crème are invited into, the ones outsiders speculate about for centuries – I’m the second in my family invited to attend, but to them, I’m fresh meat. New blood. New money, too.

They think they’ll elbow past me, that I’m here for their amusement, for them to walk all over, they’ll find out soon enough that I’m not.

I may look like one of them, with my designer bags and clothes straight from the Parisian runways, but I’m not. I’m here for answers, to take revenge for blood spilled on their centuries-old Persian rugs.

I transferred here in search for answers about what happened to my older brother, who hightailed out of here, and my friend who seemingly disappeared into thin air. I certainly wasn’t here for the attention of the star hockey player, regardless of how much he willed my eyes his way. I wasn’t here for his scrutiny or his judgment or to read into his mysterious aura. I was here for the society, because only they held the answers I needed. That was, until I found out that in order to get those answers, I needed to go through him. He’s saying if I want in, I have to play by their rules, follow their lead.

It’s a game I’m willing to play.

I may be the second person I know of to be invited into their society, but I’ll be the first to make it out intact.


You've been summoned. This is not a request.

Half-Truths is now available for pre-order at a discounted price!


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domingo, 18 de agosto de 2019

Bout of Books 26 - Sign Up

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 26 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

I'm going to try posting some reviews and I'm also going to try participating in all the challenges. 

domingo, 11 de agosto de 2019

Balanço Mensal (Julho 2019)

Fonte

Já vamos quase a meio de Agosto, mas estive de férias e nunca é tarde para fazer balanços... Em Julho li Dare to Resist de Laura Kaye, The Art of Taming a Rake de Nicole Jordan, Os Bridgerton Felizes Para Sempre de Julia Quinn, Glutton for Pleasure de Alisha Rai, Good Guy de Kate Meader e Ligeiramente Indecente de Mary Balogh e ouvi quatro audio-livros, Look But Don't Touch de Cara Dee, Switch Bidder de Sara Ney, Between Us and Forever de Dylan Allen e The Objection de Winter Renshaw.



Publiquei dezanove opiniões e já estão praticamente em dia...


Só comprei três livros em Julho, embora um seja uma box-set com cinco livros de uma série:










2019 Reading Challenge


Tendo lido 10 livros em Julho, já não me falta muito para atingir o novo desafio de ler 60 livros...



Desafio Serial Killer 2019




Li mais três livros do cartão, o que faz um total de 8 livros lidos:
  • The Art of Taming a Rake de Nicole Jordan, #Legendary_Lovers
  • Os Bridgerton Felizes Para Sempre de Julia Quinn, #Bridgertons
  • Ligeiramente Indecente de Mary Balogh, #Bedwyn_Saga  


Goodreads recomenda 2019


Em Julho li ler Dare to Resist de Laura Kaye. É uma novela, pelo que se lê bastante rápido, mas não é por ter poucas páginas que não tem bastante desenvolvimento das personagens. Gostei muito.

Para Agosto tenho três opções, mas ainda não decidi qual vou escolher.




Bingo Profissão do Herói 2019


Preenchi mais quatro casas do quadro: Informático, Membro da Nobreza (Double), Empresário e Músico.




Kimberly Kincaid 2019 Reading Challenge


Para Julho o desafio era judge a book by its cover e eu escolhi Glutton for Pleasure de Alisha Rai, já que o comprei pela capa! Felizmente o conteúdo não desiludiu e gostei mesmo muito de o ler.

Em Junho o tema é read a book from my (da Kimberly Kincaid) backlist! Tenho umas quantas opções, mas não sei ainda qual irei escolher...

quarta-feira, 31 de julho de 2019

Opinião: "Good Guy"

Autor: Kate Meader
Série: Rookie Rebels #1
Edição/reimpressão: Julho de 2019
ASIN: B07RF6XC4P
Páginas: 340
Origem: Oferecido pela autora em troca de uma opinião sincera

Sinopse: He's a Special Forces veteran making his pro hockey debut. She's a dogged sports reporter determined to get a scoop. She's also his best friend's widow . . .

Fans can’t get enough of Levi Hunt, the military veteran who put his NHL career on hold to serve his country and fight the bad guys. So when his new Chicago Rebels bosses tell him to cooperate with the press on a profile, he’s ready to do his duty. Until he finds out who he has to work with: flame-haired, freckle-splashed, impossibly perky Jordan Cooke.

The woman he should not have kissed the night she buried her husband, Levi’s best friend in the service.

Hockey-stick-up-his-butt-serious Levi Hunt might despise Jordan for reasons she can’t fathom—okay, it’s to do with kissing—but her future in the cutthroat world of sports reporting hangs on delivering the goods on the league’s hottest, grumpiest rookie. So what if he’s not interested in having his life plated up for public consumption. Too bad. Jordan will have to play dirty to get her scoop and even dirtier to get her man. Only in winning the story, she might just lose her heart . . .

In this standalone romance set in the Chicago Rebels world, a new generation of players take to the ice and learn that all’s fair in love and hockey.

Opinião: "Between Us and Forever"

Autor: Dylan Allen
Formato: Audiolivro
Narradores: Tracy Marks e Aaron Shedlock
Editor: Read Me Romance
Edição/reimpressão: Abril de 2019
Páginas: -


Sinopse: Once upon a sultry summer night, a princess and a pariah shared a forbidden kiss that neither would ever forget.

But, very quickly, Carter and Elizabeth learn that there are some rules, that even love won’t allow them to break.

Ten years later he’s back in town.

He’s no longer the outcast

She’s no longer the sweetheart.

And, this time, nothing will get between them and their forever.


A minha opinião: Elizabeth está a ter um dia perfeitamente normal no trabalho até que a sua melhor amiga vai à cozinha e lhe diz que Carter está no restaurante. E perguntou por ela. Ela não quer vê-lo. Afinal, passaram-se dez anos. Dez anos desde que partilharam um beijo uma noite em que ela o ouviu a cantar. Dez anos desde que ela resolveu fazer o que era esperado dela e ele saiu da cidade, prometendo voltar por ela.

Pode ter demorado dez anos, mas Carter nunca esqueceu Lizzy, nem a promessa que lhe fez. E agora está de volta para a cumprir. Ele conseguiu aquilo que sempre sonhou: vive da sua música e é o vocalista de uma banda famosa, sendo também ele o compositor da banda. Contudo, só será realmente feliz quando tiver Lizzy ao seu lado...

Porém muito se passou naqueles dez anos, e ela acha que é tarde demais. Mas ele não desiste facilmente...

Até gostei desta história, tem momentos muito doces, mas ficou muito por explicar, demasiado para mim. O que é que causou à Lizzy a cicatriz na cara e as queimaduras nas mãos? O que é que se passou com o seu ex-marido? Porque é que o Carter esperou tanto tempo para voltar? Teria gostado bastante mais se tivesse tido essas respostas...


Classificação: 2

Opinião: "Switch Bidder"

Autor: Sara Ney
Série: Jock Hard #2.5
Formato: Audiolivro
Narradores: Felicity Munroe e Jason Clarke
Editor: Read Me Romance
Edição/reimpressão: Março de 2019
Páginas: 54


Sinopse: Piper has been crushing on Ryder for years. What better chance to make her move than when he’s sacrificing himself to the squealing masses at a charity auction? Too bad she’d rather chug nails than actually bid on a guy who doesn’t know she exists. Or so she thinks…

In a twist of fate, Piper wins Ryder at the auction, but she never collects.

Now he’s determined to find out why.


A minha opinião: Piper tem uma paixoneta por Ryder Williams há quatro anos, apesar de ele nem saber quem ela é... Afinal, ele é um jogador de basebol, famoso na universidade, e ela é uma croma, sempre com o nariz nos livros. Excepto quando está a olhar para ele...

Agora está num leilão onde vários rapazes vão leiloar o seu tempo e descobre que Ryder é um desses rapazes. E depois a sua melhor amiga licita e ganha-o em seu nome... Obviamente que ela não tem qualquer intenção de reclamar o prémio, até que ele a confronta e quer saber porquê.

A verdade é que Ryder reparou em Piper há quatro anos, quando tiveram uma aula juntos, mas um amigo dele demonstrou interesse nela primeiro, por isso ele nunca se aproximou dela. Quando descobre que foi ela quem o "ganhou" no leilão, não pode deixar de ter esperança de ter uma segunda chance. Contudo, passam-se semanas e ela nunca entra em contacto com ele. E ele resolve saber porquê...

Ela insiste que não tem interesse em reclamar o prémio, já que não foi ela a licitar, e ele resolve arriscar e convida-a para um encontro. O encontro termina numa cena no banco traseiro da carrinha dele bastante escaldante que é, ao mesmo tempo, bastante doce.

Gostei de Switch Bidder, mas achei o final demasiado abrupto. Aliás, fiquei com a sensação de que se tratava de uma prequela, mas não parece ser o caso. Mas eu leria uma continuação, sem dúvida!


Classificação: 3

terça-feira, 30 de julho de 2019

Opinião: "Glutton for Pleasure"

Autor: Alisha Rai
Série: Pleasure #1
Editor: Auto-publicado
Edição: Junho de 2014
ASIN: B00LETVCH6
Páginas: 253


Sinopse: They’re craving something sweet. She likes it spicy.

Devi Malik knows how to heat things up. She does it every night as head chef in her family’s Indian restaurant. Her love life, though, is stuck in the subzero freezer. Now, with a chance to fulfill a secret fantasy with her long-time crush and his brother, it’s time to put her desire on the front two burners.

For Marcus Callahan, a love-’em-and-leave-’em attitude isn’t only a necessary evil of their kink. It’s a protective device. Lately, though, his brother Jace has been making noises about craving something more.

Jace’s dissatisfaction with their lifestyle grows with every glimpse of sweet little Devi. Yet Marcus is too haunted by the pain of their shared past to give love a chance.

Despite their reputation for vanishing with the dawn, they discover one night with Devi isn’t nearly enough. And Devi finds herself falling in love with two very different men.

It’ll take more than explosive sex to light up the shadows surrounding the Callahan brothers’ secrets. But Devi’s never been afraid of the dark…

Warning: This title contains two sizzling men for the price of one, ménage a trois, oral sex, anal sex, fun toys, great food, and creative uses for syrup and dressing rooms.
Classificação: 4