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Favourite Jokesters| Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This week’s topic is: Favourite Jokesters

Basically, here’s a list of the funniest characters I love.


1) Captain Carswell Thorne aka Thorne – The Lunar Chronicles


Finally, I read The Lunar Chronicles this year, (well listened) and I bloody adored every single book. One of the highlights for me was Thorne. I found him SO funny. I was literally laughing out loud to his comments in public. I must’ve looked like a crazy person laughing to myself on the train!
I love Thorne. He’s cocky and snarky but a good guy deep down.


2) Rhysand – ACOTAR by Sarah J Maas

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Everyone’s favourite High Lord. I think Rhys is super funny (and adorable). I love his banter with Feyre and the Inner Circle. Relationship/Friendship goals!


3) Ferius Parfax – Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell

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Ferius is bloody hilarious! She’s one of my faves in the Spellslinger, she’s just amazing.
Her jokes and attitude are absolutely hilarious. Spellslinger, in general, is super funny, one of the only books to make me laugh out loud.


4) Deadpool

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Of course, I had to include one of my favourite Marvel characters; Deadpool.
Crude as he may be, he’s bloody hilarious. Ryan Reynolds was born to play him and the films are just so good.


5) Han Solo – Star Wars

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And finally,  of course, I had to mention someone from Star Wars. Han is just too funny not to mention. I love the humour between the whole gang in the originals but Han takes the cake for me. He’s beyond funny.


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Who are your favourite jokester characters?


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Favourite Collectables on My Bookshelf| Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This week’s topic is: Favourite Collectibles on Bookshelf

1) Bookmarks

An essential staple for every reader, a good bookmark! Before Bookstagram/Blogging I used to use any old thing as a bookmark (still do sometimes) and now I like bookmarks for their aesthetic too!


2) Collectible/ Special Edition Books

Who doesn’t love a good collectors/special edition book?! Not only are they exclusive but they’re freaking stunning.  I am obsessed with getting my hands on as many as possible, it is such a bad habit for my bank account. No regrets.


3) Pins

I don’t have many pins but I totally want to start collecting more!
I have seen a few people on Bookstagram with pin flag/banner things(?) and they look so cute hanging on the shelves! That’s the goal for me, I’d love to display mine on my shelves but I’d also love to rock a denim jacket with a few on from time to time.


4) Figures + Funko Pops!

I adore collecting figures and Funko Pops! They’re one of my favourite things to get as gifts, which is where the majority of mine came from. Though I don’t tend to display my Funko Pops on my bookshelf with my books, as I keep them in the boxes, I do stack them on top of my small bookshelf.
I do have my Funko Wobblers out of the box and on display though. (Pictured)


5) Literally anything Star Wars

Above is how my shelves used to look and I loved it. But due to my book hoarcing habit, I had to start putting other books on those shelves too. *sigh*

Also, got this cute little planter for Christmas, which is a recent addition to my bookshelf! (Which I adore)


Comment some things you collect on your bookshelf, I’d love to know!


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Most Disappointing Reads of 2018| Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This week’s topic is: Most Disappointing Reads 2018

I read a lot of disappointing books in 2018. It wasn’t the best reading year for me, quality wise. Sadly.


Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

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After reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and everyone hyping Wuthering Heights, I for sure thought I would love this. I never expected to hate it. But I do. I literally hate this book and it was the biggest disappointment. It was boring. Dull. Worst characters ever. I don’t understand the praise. It’s literal trash.


Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi 

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Okay, so I talked about this one last week because I’m not excited for the sequel.
This was such a disappointment, I cannot even express. It was so overhyped. I was expecting to fall in love with this and have a new favourite book after all the rave reviews. But, no. It was so mediocre.
Beyond overhyped.


The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic

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Another book I expect to love and severely disappointed me. It has amazing reviews and ratings. It’s even compared to Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle. All I can say is how dare anyone compare this utter trash with the masterpiece that is The Raven Cycle. Maggie Stiefvater’s writing is literal art. The writing in this is horrendous, the characters are horrendous, the plot is horrendously boring. There’s nothing to like??
Just no. Seriously. NO.


Geekerella by Ashley Poston

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This wasn’t a bad book. But I didn’t love it. I couldn’t really get into it. I sounded like something I’d really love but I don’t think the execution was what I expected/wanted.
It’s a cute book. A little too cheesy for me. I can see why people love it.
I was just disappointed



A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas

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It actually pains me to have to put a SJM book on my disappointing reads list. *cries*

But this just. No. SJM. I’m sorry. I didn’t love it.
It was so mediocre and cringy. SOOO disappointing. I wanted to love it, I really did.
It’s really boring and I am sick of Feyre’s perspective. I loved reading from the others’ perspective, I wish the whole novel excluded Feyre’s POV and was just from everyone else’s. She just beyond annoying at this point. *sigh*


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What books disappointed you in 2018?
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Hyped 2019 Releases I Don’t Care About| Top 5 Wednesday

 

t5wwTop 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This week’s topic is:  Hyped 2019 Releases You Don’t Care About

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1) Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi


I read the first book last year, early as I had an ARC but I was just underwhelmed. I literally couldn’t care less about the characters and the story was just slow and boring?? I honestly didn’t see the hype at all. I did plan to continue the series, still might, but I just don’t care about it at all.


2) The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton

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Similar to what I said above, got an ARC of this, was underwhelmed. I have since forgotten every single thing that happened. It was completely unmemorable. Before I read the first book I thought it had interesting concepts but the execution fell flat.
I was bored throughout the first book and I definitely won’t be continuing this series any time soon, if ever.



3) Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

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Oh look Cassandra Clare’s release another Shadowhunter’s series. I never bothered reading The Mortal Instruments series, it just doesn’t interest me at all. But every time Cassandra Clare releases a book there’s so much hype, it’s unavoidable. Another Shadowhunters series though?? Really?? Don’t care.

This sentiment basically applies to all things Cassandra Clare though. I just do not care.
Sorry, not sorry.



4) The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

 


Okay, so no shade to this one. I just didn’t really enjoy Geekerella by the same author so I’m not really excited about this one. Geekerella was just okay, in my opinion. I may pick this one up in the future but I’m in no rush to read it.



5) Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Pena

No shade to this one either. I’m not the biggest DC fan, I really liked the Wonder Woman film; that’s about it. I read Catwoman: Soulstealer because SJM. But Superman? Just boring to me. I didn’t read the Batman book or Wonder Woman. I just have zero interest in Superman or Batman so I won’t be picking those up. I *might* read Wonder Woman one day but who knows.


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What are some hyped releases you have no interest in?


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Most Anticipated 2019 Book Releases | Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This week’s topic is:  Most Anticipated 2019 Releases

I have so many anticipated releases, but for this post, I decided to stick to ones for the first half of the year.


Chrysalis by Brendan Reichs (March 2019)

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I was searching GoodReads for ideas to add to this list and this came up. I had completely forgotten about this! I really enjoyed the first two books and I cannot wait to see where this series goes. I believe this is the last book, so it’ll be nice to complete a series for once. I am forever starting new series!


The Wicked King by Holly Black (January 2019)
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Despite the fact, I have mostly forgotten The Cruel Prince, I am still excited to read this. I remember really enjoying the first book and wanting to continue, think I’ll need a recap before picking this up. Regardless, I’m excited to get back into this world, hopefully, this book will be even better than the first. I have heard nothing but good things from those who are lucky enough to have read it already!


Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray (April 2019)
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I have read a few of the new canon Star Wars books, the best/my favourites have been by Claudia Gray, so when I heard she was releasing another one I was so hyped!
I’m not a huge fan of the prequels, (the originals are just the best ok), but I do like Obi Wan and I’d like to see more Qui Gon.

Queenslayer by Sebastien de Castell (May 2019)

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If you’ve been reading my blog for while or follow me on Instagram or Twitter (shameless plug, I know) then you know I’ve been raving about the Spellslinger series by Sebastien De Castell, it has quickly become one of my favourites. I cannot wait for this next book in the series. I am desperate for more Kellen and Reichis!


Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (May 2019)

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I loved Illuminae and Gemina by these two!
(I still haven’t read Obsidio, who even am I?! Currently rereading Illuminae and then Gemina and I’ll finally finish the trilogy)
I AM HYPED FOR THIS. That cover. So beautiful. I really want to read more sci-fi so this is just perfect for me.


What are some of your anticipated 2019 releases?
Comment below!


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Book Wish List (aka books I desperately need) | Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This week’s topic is: Book Wish List


Six of Crows Collectors Edition by Leigh Bardugo

This is just so beautiful. Look it at. It even has red sprayed pages??!! So beautiful.
So many collectors editions of books I love have just come out.
Maybe, I’ll be lucky enough to get this for Christmas. (Please Santa)


Graceling 10th Anniversary Edition by Kristin Cashore

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Graceling was one of the first YA series I read because of the online book community, it will forever have a special place in my heart. It’s its 10 year anniversary and they release this beautiful edition of it. Which I desperately need.


Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy

I love Star Wars, especially the Star Wars ladies. The illustrations look so beautiful, from what I’ve seen, I really, really need to pick this up. I love learning anything and everything I can about Star Wars so this is definitely a must for me!



Fire and Blood by George RR Martin

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GRRM has finally released a book relating to ASOIAF. It’s no Winds of Winter… unfortunately. BUT IT WILL DO. I love House Targaryen so I cannot wait to learn more about their history. It’s a pretty thick book and it has illustrations!! Excited!



Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

This has been on my TBR ever since it was announced, yet I do not own it yet. I have no idea why I haven’t read and bought this (and its sequel) but I just haven’t. I seriously need to, it sounds amazing. Everyone raves about it and I know I’ll love it too.


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Characters I’d Want at Friendsgiving!| Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This week’s topic is: Characters You’d Want at Friendsgiving

I’m British, so we don’t have Thanksgiving but I’d love a Friendsgiving! 
Here are the characters I’d love to have at a Friendsgiving:

1) Princess Leia – Star Warsleia

Being my favourite fictional character of all time, I’d obviously love to be friends with Leia. Having her at Friendsgiving would definitely assure no dull moments!


2)  Apollo – The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan

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Apollo is so amusing and ridiculous that I’d love to have him as a friend and invite him to Friendsgiving as he would definitely make me laugh. (+ plus music and poetry so entertainment for all) 


3) Ferius Parfax – SpellSlinger by Sebastien De Castell

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Ferius is such an awesome character! I’d love to sit and talk to her for hours, I feel like she’d have tons of cool stories to share.


4) Loki – MCU

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Do I need a reason to want to be friends with Loki?! He’s fucking Loki.
I’d invite him to Friendsgiving, not only so I could dreamily stare at him, but also because Loki definitely needs a friend. 
He can take over my world any time. 



5) Literally everyone from Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

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So, I’m kinda cheating with this one but if I didn’t lump them together this list would’ve been all SJM characters. (Haha)
I’d so love to be apart of Aelin’s court + friend group; how amazing would that be?!
The banter, interactions, and genuine love between these characters is just amazing and I’m envious of their close friendships.

 


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Books I Want To Read Before 2019 | Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This week’s topic is: Books You Want to Read Before 2019

In no particular order:

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

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After reading Strange the Dreamer, I am excited to get into this book! I adore Laini’s writing and I’m sure I’m going to love it!



The Silver Queen by Josie Jaffrey

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The first book of this series surprised me, I really enjoyed it. I cannot wait to dive back into this world to see what happens next, the first did leave off on a bit of a cliffhanger!



Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

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Brandon Sanderson?? Need I say more? He’s one of my favourite authors and I adore his books. I love sci-fi and I cannot wait to read this!



The Girl King by Mimi Yu

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I was so so lucky to be sent an ARC of this; so I definitely want to get to this before it comes out in January. It sounds so good and the cover is beautiful!



The Dark Vault by V.E Schwab

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After reading V.E. Schwab for the first time this year I am looking forward to reading more of her work! I loved Vicious and I’m sure The Dark Vault will be great as well. I was lucky enough to be asked to review this and I couldn’t say no after reading Vicious and Vengeful – they were so good!


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Characters I’d Love To Cosplay As | Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This week’s topic is: Characters I’d Cosplay As

I am finally back with another T5W post, I skipped the last two weeks as I couldn’t think of anything for the topics. However, this week I absolutely had to do this topic, especially as it is Halloween!

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The way Blue’s style is described is just cool and quirky, I love her individualism.
Also, the fanart of her! The artists really capture how I imagine Blue’s quirkiness and style.  I just want her outfits.



4) Daenerys Targaryen – GoT/ASOIAF
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In both the books and show Daenerys has amazing clothes and I just want to pretend to be her for a second, okay? I want fancy dresses and dragons.



3) Feyre – ACOTAR
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Feyre clearly has an amazing wardrobe. I need it.
From the Starfall dress to the Illyrian wings, I would love the rock a Feyre cosplay.



2) Elektra – Daredevil (TV show)

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I just love this character, she’s one of my favourites from the show. Her comic book outfit is cool too but I fell in love with the character on the show. She’s such a lovable sociopathic, badass woman. I live for it.



1) Princess Leia Organa

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Of course, I’d love to cosplay as my favourite character ever. Other than the fact I’d love to be Princess Leia, her outfits are amazing. She’s iconic. Need I say more?


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Books For My Younger Self | Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This weeks topic is; Books for my younger self

This is definitely an interesting topic for me, as I didn’t read AT ALL until about the age of 13! I definitely think I was given the wrong books as a child, maybe I would’ve been a reader as a kid, had they given me books that held my attention. I was never given fantasy or sci-fi as an option, my school were terrible for books – they were all crap!

1) The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Image result for complete chronicles of narniaI loved the films as a kid, didn’t know they were books back then – why did no one try me with these?! Currently, I have only read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe but I definitely want to read the whole series!


2) Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

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Rick Riordan keeps coming up in my T5W posts but I can’t help it! His books are so good, I cannot rave about them enough. Younger me definitely would’ve loved these books! I love them now as an adult and I will forever love Rick Riordan’s amazing writing.


3) The Raven Boys

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Teenage me would’ve probably loved Blue and the Raven Boys, this would be the definition of friendship goals for me. The magic realism and psychic stuff would’ve also interested me.


4) Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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As I stated, I wasn’t a reader when I was younger but I feel with the formatting and layout of Illuminae this would be such a good starting place to get into Sci-fi! It’s so easy and fun to read, it’s not like reading a normal book.


5) Nevermoor

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I wasn’t blown away by this when I read it a few months ago but I definitely think younger me would’ve enjoyed it. It is a middle grade, which I’m usually a fan of but I feel it was a bit young for me. Which is why I think it’d be perfect for the younger me!


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