Halloween Reading Plans (2020 Edition)

Hello readers!

Every October I start getting  hyped for Halloween (Witches’ Day in Brazil) and enjoy planning the makeup I will do and the food we’ll cook (the Cockroaches Brownies are a staple by now) and movies to watch and sometimes we throw a small party. It’s a grand time all around, and one of the best parts for me is spending the month reading creepy, atmospheric stuff to make me more excited for Halloween and also come to terms with Summer being now really REALLY over and the cold being here to stay for the next 5 months. We won’t have serotonine anymore but at least there’s books!

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Daughter from the Dark by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko

An ARC I am very excited for! This sounds weird and magical and dark and I expect it to make it to my favorite fantasies of the year.

Late one night, fate brings together DJ Aspirin and ten-year-old Alyona. After he tries to save her from imminent danger, she ends up at his apartment. But in the morning sinister doubts set in. Who is Alyona? A young con artist? A plant for a nefarious blackmailer? Or perhaps a long-lost daughter Aspirin never knew existed? Whoever this mysterious girl is, she now refuses to leave.

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The Translated Literature Book Tag

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I was tagged by Callum forever ago, and thankfully you don’t lose too many Blogger Points if you’re like, nearly a year late answering a tag, otherwise my score would be around minus a billion.

Since I read also in Portuguese, I’ve considered a Translated Book only the stuff I’ve read translated into English to keep it simple.

1. A translated novel you would recommend to everyone:

snare lilja sigurdardottir

This is an amazing book that I actually heard through Callum’s review! This F/F noir novel is short and intense and just wow, I need to read the next books, as soon as my nerves calm down. Continue reading

My Life in Books (2019)

I saw Rachel answering this tag and it looked like so much fun I wanted to try it!

Using only books you have read this year (2019), answer these questions. Try not to repeat a book title.

In high school I was Stubborn Archivist (a nerd)

People might be surprised by The Secret History (I’m very mysterious. Lol no, but I am very dramatic at telling stories)

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Versatile Blogger Award

Hello readers!

Could I BE any more delayed answering a tag? So, back in May, I was tagged by the lovely Emily @ Literary Elephant to answer the Versatile Blogger Award! Thank you so much, Emily, although you’re probably wondering why someone randomly is linking back to an old post from you, but I have the ability to leave posts in the draft for literal months and in more than one case YEARS and forget about them completely.

If you love well-written, thought-provoking reviews, I highly recommend Emily’s blog – first of all it was his amazing name (Literary. ELEPHANT. I love it), and secondly she’s responsible for a lot of books having sneaked their way into my TBR. She’s a lovely person and her blog is really versatile (ha! See what I did there?), with reviews from thrillers and mysteries and literary and more. It’s really a fabulous blog to find books you haven’t heard of before, both in the genres you love best and in others you have been curious to try! Highly recommend.

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My Name in Blogs Tag

Ally from Ally Writes Things tagged me on this and I’m so excited! This is such a fun tag that helps spread love for other bloggers, and also quite a challenge (it took me two hours and a half to write this post). Ally herself is a great blogger who’s become such a staple on my blog hopping because of her amazing content – How to: get ideas for blog posts (+ blog post ideas!) is one of my favorite recent posts from her.


  • Spell your blog name with other blog names!
  • If you have a long blog name, feel free to shorten it/only use part of it!
  • Write a bit about each blog you mention to tell the world how much you love them.
  • Pingback to the creator of this tag (Hammock of Books).
  • Pingback all the blogs you mentioned so they can see why you love them.

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Blogs that spell Naty’s Bookshelf

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Book Blogger Memory Challenge

I saw this on Stefanie’s blog Adventures of a Bibliophile and thought it looked so much fun I wanted to try it! I deleted the answers and waited a while to answer myself, so as not to remember hers… let’s see if we got any similar results!


You must answer these questions without looking anything up on the internet and without looking at your bookshelves!

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Name a book written by an author called Michael

Dude, Where’s My Country, by Michael Moore. This was one of the first English books I read, and a non-fiction, too! Quite a rarity back in the day, for me. I actually enjoyed this a lot, and it’s been now maybe 12 years since I read it… I wonder if I would like it now? Continue reading

Soul Ripping Romance Tag #2

I was tagged by Katie from Never Not Reading for this really cool tag! I think she tagged me months ago, but well… better late than never?

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The Rules

  • Thank the person who tagged you and create a pingback to the original author – Nel at Reactionary Tales.
  • Share at least 5 (but more are welcome) romances that tugged your heart strings. They can be from books, movies, TV shows, manga; anything you can think of! They can be examples of sad tears, angry tears, happy tears or a combination of all three.
  • Nominate 5 (or more) people to share their emotional traumas
  • (Note: Try not to spoil the story for your readers in case they would like to check out these romances on their own)

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normal people sally rooney daisy jones and the six taylor jenkins reid the dragons of nova elise kova

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The Liebster Award #5

I recently got tagged by Eline from Aqua Pages (I love this name, it gives such literary mermaid vibes) for The Liebster Award! I haven’t answered tags & awards lately because I normally forget them for, like, SIX MONTHS and then I’m embarrassed to post, but I figured that since my last one I have followed many new people, and it would be a nice way for us to get to know each other!

My last Liebster Awards:

Liebster Award – Discover new blogs

The Liebster Award #2, #3, #4

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  • Say thank you to the person who has nominated you for the Award.
  • Answer the 11 questions the person has asked you
  • Nominate 11 people
  • Ask the people who you have nominated 11 questions

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Bookstores Around the World: Berlin, Germany

Hello book lovers!

On the second installment of this series, I have some places in Berlin to talk about today. I’m super excited about this post, because I really love Berlin. It was the first place I ever tried a Pumpkin Spice Latte (it was okay), and went to a Banksy exposition, which I thought was so very underground, and my boyfriend chuckled in true German-Hipster style and said it was actually very mainstream. Berlin is a very interesting city: it’s both vibrant and dark. There is so much history ingrained in its buildings that it’s impossible not to have your heart broken by visiting the Wall, the Jewish memorials, and the various museums that present unflinching memories of WWII. But it’s also a place full of artistic expression, and oh my gosh, so very hipster. You can literally visit an abandoned amusement park, stay in a hotel decorated with books, go to a restaurant inspired by toilets (I didn’t go there).

It’s also quite perfect for bookish people. There are SO MANY bookstores (I live in a small city, so please forgive my wide-eyed childlike amazement). Here are the ones I went to!

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Saint Georges English Bookshop

Website: http://www.saintgeorgesbookshop.com/
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Ccq7xHmXxt22

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Yes, that is the bookstore from my profile picture! This place is such a treat to the eyes – books from floor to the ceiling! It does make it so very difficult to find particular books, but it’s quite wonderful to just let your eyes wander from one beautiful spine to the next and get the books that call your name. While the non-fiction section is much, much larger than the fiction one, you can surely find nice things in the fiction section. Continue reading

Out of This World Blogger Award


If you say something is out of this world, you are emphasizing that it is extremely good or impressive … These bloggers are shooting for the moon and living among the stars.

Out of this World (3)

Thank you so much Katie @ Never Not Reading for tagging me! I haven’t answered a tag in a really long time, so I thought it would be fun to change it up and do one now! This tag was created by Reader Voracious (thank you Kaleena for creating it!)


  • Thank the blogger(s) that nominated you and link back to their post.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Don’t forget to grab your badge!
  • Nominate 3-5 bloggers for the award.
  • You may use the header image from this post if desired.
  • Please be sure to link back to the original post and credit the creator: Reader Voracious Blog

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