Feature and Follow Friday #18

Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can ReadClick here for more info!

This week's question:

What is the biggest city you live near (or interesting landmark)? Show us a postcard picture.

Well, I live in Portugal near Lisbon, which is a beautiful city. We have monuments, the Tagus river, beaches, mountains and much more. I leave you with some pictures.

Happy FF! 

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10 Great Books To Read This Summer

Best summer reads

I don't know about you, but for me summer holidays are a great time to catch up on my reading. And the beach is one of my favorite places to read.

So, I leave you with my wishlist for this summer.

10 Books to Read this Summer

1. The One & Only: A Novel by Emily Giffin. "A novel about finding your passion, following your heart, and, most of all, believing in something bigger than yourself . . . the one and only thing that truly makes life worth living". #1 New York Times Bestseller.

2. The Vacationers by Emma Straub. "An irresistible, deftly observed novel about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family’s two-week stay in Mallorca". A perfect beach read!

3. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith. J. K. Rowling is back with a new book where private detective Cormoran Strike and his bright assistant Robin investigate the disappearance of novelist Owen Quine. A must read for J. K. Rowling fans!

4. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. In her nonfiction autobiography, Maya Angelou describes her life from her young girl life up to the birth of her first child at age 16, addressing issues such as molestation, rape, racism. #1 Best Seller in Southern U.S. Biographies.

5. Fangirl by  Rainbow Rowell. "In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life--and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving." I really want to get my hands on this book!

6. War of the Whales: A True Story by Joshua Horwitz. "Two men face off against an all-powerful navy—and the fate of the ocean’s most majestic creatures hangs in the balance." When I saw this title I immediately thought of Moby Dick. This book is not fiction, but I think is worth reading.

7. One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson. "The title of Bill Bryson’s latest sums up the simplicity of his task: to document the “most extraordinary summer” of 1927, beginning with Charles Lindbergh’s successful flight across the Atlantic. Even though we know many of these stories--Lindbergh’s flight, Babe Ruth’s 60-homerun season, the Mississippi River flood, Al Capone’s bullet-ridden reign over Chicago--in Bryson’s hands, and in the context of one amazing summer of twentieth-century ingenuity and accomplishment, they feel fresh, lively, and just plain fun". A GoodReads Reader's Choice.

8. Friendswood by Rene Steinke. "A big, moving novel of one tight-knit Texas community and the events that alter its residents’ lives forever. Friendswood, Texas, is a small Gulf Coast town of church suppers, oil rigs on the horizon, hurricane weather, and high school football games. When tragedy rears its head with an industrial leak that kills and sickens residents, it pulls on the common thread that runs through the community, intensifying everything".

9. If I Stay by Gayle Forman. "In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make". Soon to be a major motion picture!

10. Gone Girl
 by Gillian Flynn. "On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears".   #1 New York Times Bestseller.

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Book Deals #5

I haven't published one of these book deals posts in a while. So, I think it's time for another post on book deals! 

I made a selection of the best book deals that are going on at Amazon and at Book Depository. Check out these deals:

Amazon book deals

Discount books

1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou.
$ 4.80

2. A Dog's Journey by W. Bruce Cameron.
$ 10.00

3. Alone (A Bone Secrets Novel) by Kendra Elliot.
$ 6.48

4.  Hold On My Heart by Tracy Brogan.
$ 6.48

Amazon Kindle Deals

1. Better Off Without Him by Dee Ernst.
$ 2.46

$ 2.46

3. The Wrath of the Just (Apocalypse Z) by Manel Loureiro.
$ 2.46

$ 2.46

Book Depository Deals

1. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith.
$ 21.91

2. Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater.
$ 16.53

3. How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran.
$ 17.87

4. Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton.
$ 9.08

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Wearable Literature: 6 literary scarves for book lovers

As the weather turns cooler here in Europe, we are adding a few extra layers so that we can keep warm. So, why not add a literary scarf? I’m sure every book lover will appreciate it, especially if you’re a girl like me who cannot live without scarves from autumn until early spring. Here’s a selection of 6 trendy literary scarves I’ve discovered on my searches:

Alice in Wonderland Book Scarf
Alice in Wonderland Book Scarf on Etsy

Book Lover's Scarf
Book Lover's Scarf on Etsy

Jorge Luis Borges Scarf on Etsy

Pride and Prejudice Scarf
Pride and Prejudice Scarf on Etsy

Harry Potter Scarf
Harry Potter Scarf on Etsy

Alice Rabbit Shawl Scarf
Alice Rabbit Shawl Scarf on Amazon

I don't have any bookish clothing in my closet yet, but I would love to have the Alice Rabbit Shawl Scarf. I love it :)

What about you, do you have any bookish clothing?

Feature & Follow Friday #17

Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can ReadClick here for more info!

This week's question:

What is your favorite tv series that you can watch over and over again on Netflix?

Well, here in Portugal we don't have Netflix. But, my favorite tv series right now are:

So what are your favorite shows? Share your links or just comment below! Happy FF!

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Creative reading positions

This fun chart with unconventional reading positions was created by eyewear producer Warby Parker. This chart is funny, but most of the positions are certainly uncomfortable, don't you think?

Books VS Ebooks: 10 awesome cartoons

This seems to be one of the topics of the moment amongst book lovers. So, I thought of gathering a few bookish cartoons about this topic. Check out these funny cartoons:

My favorite one is the "Meet the eAuthor"! What's your favorite?

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