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Books I Want to See as TV Shows| Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!

It has been FOREVER since I did a Top 5 Wednesday; I miss it. But, alas, T5W is still on a hiatus, so no new topics; I’ll be revisiting an old one today!

The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E Pearson

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I read this series during the summer and it quickly became a favourite. I would die for a tv show of it! There’s so many elements to the story, it would be SO good as a tv show.


The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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I know this show is actually in development but it isn’t out and there hasn’t been any updates in a while! I neeeeeeeed this show! If done right it could be absolutely incredible.


Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

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I’m pretty sure everyone knows how bad the film adaptations of PJ are. Does not do the books an ounce of justice. Rick Riordan is a GENIUS. The story is amazing. In my opinion: there’s just too much for a film, it would work so much better as a TV show! If done right, with a good writer and a good cast, it could be insanely good; I wish this would happen!


The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
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This series is so incredible, it needs an adaptation ASAP. I think it would make such a fun, entertaining TV show!



The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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I’m not the biggest Evelyn Hugo lover. *gasp*
The story is interesting enough, I just honestly think it would work better in a visual format. It reads like it should be a documentary. I think it would work so well as a TV show, in the style of a documentary!


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200th Post! – Favourite Minor/Side Characters | Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
T5W is currently on a hiatus for the summer, so no new topics. So I’ll be revisiting old ones. Today I’m doing: Favourite side/minor characters!

Hey guys!
This is my 200th post on my blog! I literally cannot believe I have written that many posts, it’s crazy! I never imagined I’d get this far, I didn’t think blogging would become such a big (and enjoyable) part of my life.
Thank you to everyone who read my blog! It means the world.
Onto the actual post – My favourite side characters:

1) Elide and Lorcan from Throne of Glass

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I kinda cheated here, picking two people, but they’re both from the same series. (That’s my excuse anyway) I LOVE ELIDE!! She’s literally my fave – she doesn’t come into ToG until midway through the series but she quickly became a fave. Lorcan – loveable asshole. He’s awesome. Elorcan is my fave ship in all of ToG!


2) TenSoon from Mistborn

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TenSoon is such an amazing character. I love him and the Kandra. Such a fascinating, unique race of creature. I love his sidekick thing he has going on with Vin.
(There are SO many great side characters in Mistborn, it was hard to pick)


3) Nikolai from Shadow and Bone
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If you’ve read my reviews for the trilogy you know how much I dislike it. However, my love, Nikolai was worth it. He was such a great character, full of personality and life. He made those books for me. I will forever appreciate his amazing, entertaining presence in the dire books.


4) Zuzana from Daughter of Smoke and Bone

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Zuzana is such an amazing friend! I love her relationship with Karou, it’s so lovely!!
She’s such a badass too, despite being a human. I’d love to be friends with her, it would be so much fun. She’s the best. So underrated!



5) Ella Malikova from The Illuminae Files

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Gemina is my favourite book in The Illuminae Files – Elle was such a cool character.
She’s so underrated and underappreciated. Her relationship with Nik is adorable. I love her personality and humour. She’s one of my favourite characters from the whole series!


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Who are your favourite side/minor characters?

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Books I DNF| Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
T5W is currently on a hiatus for the summer, so no new topics. So I’ll be revisiting old ones 🙂
This week I decided to do: Books I DNF (Did not finish)

1) The Power by Naomi Alderman

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I feel like every female-centred dystopian novel is now dubbed the ‘new’ The Handmaid’s Tale and they never live up to it. This is the perfect example of that.
This was impossibly boring, I couldn’t get into it at all.
Snoozefest.


2) The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

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Everyone was raving about these books a few years ago, so I decided to pick it up at my library. Boy, am I glad I didn’t buy this book. I found this SO boring and difficult to get into, I think I made it around 20% in before I completely gave up. This was years ago I DNF this but I remember thinking the writing was terrible and the characters were unlikeable.


3) Switched by Amanda Hocking

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This is honestly one of the worst audiobooks ever, ironically one of the first audiobooks I tried to listen to. (Luckily didn’t put me off) It was seriously bad. Laughably bad. It about a changeling Troll – TROLL. They call themselves Trylle – I just couldn’t cope with this. I couldn’t take it seriously and I hate every single character.


4) The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
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This is probably one of my biggest disappointments. I’ve heard so many great things about this series, I was totally expecting to love it. However, I did not understand a word I was reading. I don’t know why – I just had no idea what was going on. It was odd and boring. I couldn’t connect to the plot or the characters. Eventually, I gave up trying.


5) The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

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This is the most recent book I DNF.
This one I don’t feel bad about, at all. It was required reading for uni but honestly, it was so bad I just couldn’t put myself through that. I knew I wouldn’t write on it in my essay so I just gave up. It is seriously one of the most boring and confusing books I’ve ever read.


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Have you read any of these? What did you think?
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Favourite Sci-fi/Fantasy BFFs! | 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: SFF BFFS

5) Scott and Stiles
(Teen Wolf)
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I hardly ever mention TV shows on here, so I thought I’d throw in one of my fave friendships from a TV. Teen Wolf!! One of my favourite shows. I’m currently rewatching the whole show, which is why this sprang to mind instantly.
The best part of the show: Scott and Stiles. I bloody adore their friendship that is so close they’re basically brothers. It’s such a lovely genuine friendship, they bounce off each other and always look out for each other. I miss this show!!



4) Dorian, Chaol + Celaena/Aelin
(Throne of Glass)
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I love the ToG series, one of the best parts of the beginning of the series is Dorian, Chaol and Celaena. I love the OG ToG gang. It’s what I missed most in the later books was their interaction. The reunion in KoA is beautiful though. That book made me full on sob so many times!


3) Kelsier and his crew
(Mistborn)

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I love Kelsier and his crew! I love it when Kelsier takes Vin in and makes her part of his crew. Their friendship is so lovely! I really want to reread the books so I can see the gang again. (And have my heart ripped out again, evidently)


2) Cinder + The gang
(The Lunar Chronicles)
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A recent favourite of mine, after reading The Lunar Chronicles this year I just had include the whole gang! I love their friendship and interactions. I particularly love Thorne and Cinder, I love their banter. Basically, Thorne with anyone, he’s hilarious and my fave!


1) Hiccup and Toothless
(How To Train Your Dragon)
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Is there anything more beautiful than friendship between human/pet?! Especially dragons! I bloody adore this film series, so sad it ended. I will forever love Hiccup and Toothless, what a beautiful friendship. *sheds a tear*


Who are some of your favourite SFF best friends?


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Favourite Mother Figures | 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: Mother Figures
(Apparently, it’s Mother’s Day in the US this week?)


1) Maura Sargent (+ basically all the ladies at 300 Fox Way)
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

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These ladies are AWESOME.
Psychic trio. Weird and cool.
Imagine growing up in this household?! It’d be so much fun!


2) Sally Jackson
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

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I love Sally! What a babe. She seems like such a cool, chill mum!


3) Cersei Lannister
ASOIAF/GoT

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A complete bitch Cersei maybe, but she loves her children. I admire that about her, at least. (She’s also a super interesting character)


4) Ferius Parfax
Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell

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She’s more of a mentor to Kellen but I’m going to include her anyway. They definitely become like family and she cares for Kellen like a parent. It’s such a lovely relationship!


5) Issa
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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I love Issa and Karou’s relationship! It’s so adorable. I love how all the Chimaera raised Karou and they have a weird but lovely family!
Issa is a great mother figure to Karou. So adorable!

*None of the art belongs to me. Credit to the rightful owners*


Who are your favourite mother figures?

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Bookish Things I Changed My Mind About| 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: Bookish Things I’ve Changed My Mind About

1) Audiobooks 

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I was never into audiobooks and never thought I would be. I started listening to them around 2 years ago and still didn’t think it’d be a regular thing for me. However, I’ve had a change of heart, lately, I’ve been mostly consuming my books in audio form. It’s so convenient! I used to struggle to focus on the story while listening, I think it’s definitely something you get used to/ learn to do over time.


2)  Book Series: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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I initially liked this series. I read the first book and liked it, read the second and like it, though less than the first. I got to book three and I was immensely bored. I don’t even know how I managed to finish it. I did plan on reading the final book, to complete the series but I lost interest. I now have no plans to pick up the last book because I literally couldn’t care less about the story or the characters.


3) Book Series: The Lunar Chronicles

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I wanted to read this series years ago when it was really hyped it. I put it off for years and years and basically thought I’m never going to read these books. However, Cinder became available at my library on audiobook and I decided to give it ago. I’m so glad I did! It’s now one of my favourite series and I regret putting it off for so long! To think I wasn’t even going to read it…



4) Character: Aedion from Throne of Glass
**SPOILERS from Kingdom of Ash**
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When Aedion was first introduced I didn’t like or hate him. I was pretty neutral; I didn’t care enough to have an opinion. After reading KoA, I can say I now have strong feelings of hatred for this character. He was awful. He’s an ass throughout the entire novel and treated Lysandra like crap. He definitely didn’t deserve to marry her in the end, the things he said/did were unforgivable, in my opinion.
LYSANDRA DESERVED BETTER.


5) Genre: Dystopian 

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Dystopian was never a genre I gravitated towards. I’ve never read/seen The Hunger Games and I’m not the biggest fan of The Maze Runner. There was a lot of Dystopian films/books going on around that time and I was kinda sick of it. However, after reading adult-dystopian like The Handmaid’s Tale, I’ve grown to like the genre more. I plan on picking up some more YA Dystopian, to see if I can get into that too, but adult dystopian is definitely better! (So far)

*Pictures are not mine. Credit to the rightful owners!*


What are some bookish things you’ve changed your mind about?


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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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