Thursday, 19 June 2014

Lisbon's Book Fair and New Books I Bought

Hello! This sunday I went to one of my favourite events during the year. I went to the Lisbon's book fair! 
This fair happens yearly, from the last days of May to the middle of June, in the Eduardo VII's Park (Parque Eduardo VII) in Lisbon (it's the portuguese capital, in case you're wondering) and it reunites the major book editors and author's around the country and some around the world.
I love to go to this fair because the books are low priced and some of the books that are old editions or the ones that don't sell much they all end up in there.
They also have book signings with renouned author within the country and around the world.
This year I went on the very last day of the fair so I didn´t get all of the good stuff but that doesn't mean that I didn't get amazing books (majorly low priced ones).
First I went to the fair and then I went sight seeing!
The Fair

The Baixa do Chiado

The Santa Justa's Elevator






 I'm so happy that I was able to get some very good books (very low priced), I wanted to buy more but currently the money is tight so here's what I got!
This very nice lady from the fair gave me this book case to protect my books when I go to the beach! I't so cool!

 I bought translations instead of originals so I'm going to tell you the english names, but these are the portuguese covers! These books are all paperbacks.
The first book is "Night Star" by Alyson Noel, I already had bought all of the books in the Imortal Series until this one in 2012 and then I never picked them up again but I saw this in the fair and I went like: "Don't be stupid! You've got to read them! Don't you hear them calling you?!". So basically I bought them...
In the Imortal Series by Alyson Noel I also bought "Everlasting". This is the sixth and final book in the series and I can tell you that is good, very very good. 
 Then I bought two books that I need to read in the holydays for school. One is "O Livro de Cesário Verde" that is a book that has some poems by Cesário Verde, a very renowned portuguese poet and the other is "A Cidade e as Serras" by Eça de Queirós (the translation of the title is something like "The City and the Mountains"). 


Finally I purchased the first two books in the Hex Hall Series, by Rachel Hawkings: Hex Hall (#1) and Demon Glass (#2).
The first one has a very cool original cover (the first picture)  but it brings a dust jacket with a different cover (the second picture).
My favourite cover is the original cover from the first book because it looks prettier and is has a lot to do with the plot and the other two simply don't.
I can tell you that these books are so amazing that I read them all in two days (that was kind of slow for me).



I hope you all liked this update and that when you come to Portugal you will visit Lisbon and the annual fair!
I love you all and I hope you have a bookish day!

Love, Ana
P.S.: Please don't take my updates as bragging!

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