Top Ten Characters You’d Like to Check in With

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I know, I know. I’m shocked that I’ve written another post so soon as well. Although, I didn’t actually come up with the premise for this post. Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks theme is characters that you would like to check in with and see how they’re doing now that a series is over.

  1. Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter – Luna is one of my favourites and I would love to just have a glimpse at her life every now and again to make sure she is hanging in there.
  2. Esther Greenwood from The Bell Jar – I identified with Esther in so many ways so it’d just be nice to see how she is doing and find out if she ever becomes happy.
  3. Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower – This is the same as Esther. I just want to make sure he managed to get on with his life okay.
  4. Tori Spring from Soliraire by Alice Oseman – This book was my favourite from last year, so it makes sense that I feel attached to the characters. Tori was getting her life back on track when we left her, so I’d like to see if she finally managed to do that.
  5. Nick and Amy from Gone Girl – I have a love/hate relationship with these characters, so much so that I feel the need to check up on them often to make sure they haven’t had kids or done anything that will make their genes carry on into a new generation.
  6. Billy and Teddy from Young Avengers – Whilst these two babes are not technically from a book, I love them all the same. I have extreme withdrawal symptoms and they need to stop. Any writers out there that feel like carrying on the comic series, I will pay you.
  7. Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre (obviously) – I feel responsible for Jane because I passionately hate Mr Rochester. If I had my way, Jane would’ve left England and joined a gang of pirates and had marvellous adventures.
  8. Melanie from The Magic Toyshop – The ending of this book is extremely ambiguous. I want to know if she ever married Finn. I also want to know what happened to the rest of her family, she never really expands upon that.
  9. Mia Thermopolis from The Princess Diaries – I stopped reading these books a long time ago, but it would be nice to see how Mia is doing now. I realise I don’t actually know how the series ended, so looking it up on Wikipedia might be the more manageable option here.
  10. Magnus Bane – He’s in so many books I can’t be bothered to write them all out. I think someone needs to keep an eye on him though, it might stop him getting into trouble.

What characters do you want to check in with?

Erin xx

Top Ten Books I’d Read With My Book Club

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks top ten revolves around books that I’d like to read and discuss with my book club. I do have a book club (#nerdherd) but been as Sixth Form is so stressful, we haven;t actually had a meeting yet. Anyway, here are 10 books that I would love to read with my friends in the future.

  1. Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides – The premise of this is so interesting.
  2. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – This has been recommended countless times.
  3. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart – I loved this one and this twist was such a discussion point.
  4. Solitaire by Alice Oseman – My book of 2014.
  5. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – One of my all time favourites.
  6. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin – I just want to see who could make it till the end.
  7. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai – She’s my idol and I’d love to see other people’s opinions on her.
  8. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman – This has such an intriguing set of characters.
  9. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer – This is also a recommendation.
  10. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – My current read and a book that I can see everyone either loving or hating.

What are your ideal books to read with your book club?

Erin xx

Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait To Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This weeks topic is Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait To Read. I won’t be able to get to 10 as I hardly read series at the moment so I will stick to 5.

  1. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (It’s not technically a sequel but it’s close enough)
  2. The Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
  3. The Death Code by Lindsay Cummings
  4. Hunted by Abi and Missy
  5. A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin

What are you most looking forward to reading?

Erin xx

Top Ten Characters That I Wish Would Get Their Own Book.

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks theme is Top ten characters that I wish would get their own book.

  1. Luna Lovegood because of how adorable she is. I’d love to see it from the point of view of her when she has had kids.
  2. Alec from The Mortal Instruments because him and Magnus are such a cool couple and I’d love to see their relationship progress.
  3. Kate Bishop from the Marvel Comic Universe. She’s such as badass.
  4. Irene Adler from the Sherlock Holmes series.
  5. Another character from Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. I really love that Universe so much.
  6. Eric from True Blood.
  7. Jessica from Twilight because I’d want to see her reactions to it all.
  8. Legolas from The Lord of the Rings because he’s awesome.
  9. Bonnie from The Vampire Diaries because I loved her when I used to read those books.
  10. Tyrion Lannister. I don’t really need to say much else.

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Shows

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If you know me in any capacity at all, you will realize that I love watching TV. I spend a lot of my time doing  it, although not as much as I used too. Here are a list of my top ten TV shows that I enjoy watching.

  1. Traffic Cops because one of the series was filmed where I live!
  2. Game of Thrones because dragons are awesome.
  3. Criminal Minds because I think the characters are interesting.
  4. Orange is the New Black because Laverne Cox is beautiful!
  5. Orphan Black because Tatiana Maslany manages to play so many characters and she does it well.
  6. Agents of SHIELD because Coulson lives and superheroes rock.
  7. Doctor Who because it’s a classic.
  8. Firefly because Joss Whedon is a genius.
  9. Skins because no matter how hard I try, I will never be as cool as Effie.
  10. Catfish because… I honestly don’t have a reason, I just love it.

Do we share any of the same favorite TV shows?

Erin

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Top Ten Tuesday: Book Cover Trends

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I am finally back! The last week or so has been extremely stressful because of exams, so I haven’t been able to blog. However, I am now free so I should be able to post quite regularly. This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is about our favorite and not so favorite book cover trends. I’m going to do 5 of each.

Favourite Trends:

  • Cartoons are one of my favorite types of book covers. The little drawings help give the book an interesting atmosphere. If you don’t like imagining an character based on the cover, these help to give and impression but not dictate an opinion.
  • I really like dark romances that have black covers. They all look amazing on my shelf together.
  • I like books in a series that have similar but not identical covers. When they are together they really blend in well and look like a collection.
  • I like special editions of books where they are bound in fabrics or have gilded letters. I think it makes it so much more special to read.
  • I’m kind of obsessed with books that have minimalist covers. I like how they are not cluttered, yet give a really good impression of the story.

Not so Favorite Trends:

  • I hate it immensely when books change their covers during the middle of a series. I still have the first editions of all the books, however they look horrible as a series.
  • On another rant about changing books in the middle of a series, I don’t like it when they change the size of the book. I know this is not necessarily to do with the cover, but how can I fit them all on one shelf if book 6 is twice the height of book 1.
  • I’m not paricually a fan of having other authors quotes on the front of book. I think it’s okay to have them on the back cover because I like to know opinions. However, I think a front cover should be a celebration of the author that wrote the book. Not the one who is a little bit more famous.
  • I’m not really a fan of movie covers. I think we might all agree on this one. There are some great ones, although the majority of the time they ruin the look of it.
  • I also really dislike it when Stock Photos are used to create the cover of the book. Even if you’re self publishing, it wouldn’t be that much to hire someone to help. After all, you want to sell that book and a good cover will help. Originality is the key when trying to sell a product.

This turned into a little bit of a rant, oopsy. I have a few reviews coming up which I am really excited about. What are your favorite and not so favorite book cover trends?

Erin