T5W – Future classics

T5W – Future classics

Happy Wednesday!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme that was originally created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. To find out more about this booktastic topic, visit the Goodreads group here!

This week‚Äôs topic is¬†‚ÄúFuture classics”.

I loved this topic because it made me look to the future and consider what books and series would stand the test of time. It also made me think about what it would take to be considered a classic. I like how much this topic made me question the content of books more than I usually do when it comes to these topics.¬† Continue reading “T5W – Future classics”

T5W – Books you felt betrayed by

T5W – Books you felt betrayed by

Happy Wednesday!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme that was originally created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. To find out more about this booktastic topic, visit the Goodreads group here!

This week‚Äôs topic is¬†‚ÄúBooks you felt betrayed by”.

This was a really fun topic because it is not something I usually think about with books and characters. Well I guess some characters, as you’ll see below. So here is my list of top betrayers.

  1. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner – I don’t want to spoil anything but if you read it, you know what I’m talking about. I’m still mad about it. I love the book, but hate that¬†particular part.
  2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – only because the twist completely got me. I was 100% duped, and it was awesome. So in this case, it was a good betrayal, if there is such a thing.
  3. Life of Pi by Yann Martel РI felt totally betrayed by the ending, but again, it was kind of in a good way. I love a good plot twist. **SPOILER** the whole story is this fantastical journey with a boy and a tiger trying to survive, but then we, kind of, learn that it was actually much more mundane and horrifying. I do love the twist at the end though, because it blew my mind.
  4. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood- I only felt betrayed because of the ending. It seemed like an abrupt stop, even though it made sense. I was just expecting there to be more about Offred’s possible escape and life.
  5. Captain America being Hydra because WTF. I am glad that the writers/creators have walked that back since, because it was total bullcrap. That “development” was a complete and utter betrayal of their readers and fans.

I am sure there are some other¬†characters I have felt betrayed by, but that is all I can think of at the moment. Maybe I should throw Scar in there, he betrayed everyone… or the evil guy from UP…or Grant Ward from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D… Ooooooo yeah that one was a doozy. He totally gets an honorable mention.

What characters or books have you felt betrayed by?

Book Thoughts – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

‚ÄúBetter never means better for everyone… It always means worse, for some.‚ÄĚ

The story and events in The Handmaid’s Tale¬†are so unsettling. So severely unsettling. Especially reading it as a woman myself. Even though the story is fiction, it is terrifying to think something like that could happen in a “normal” society like what we have now in 2017. Continue reading “Book Thoughts – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood”

T5W – Favorite Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

T5W – Favorite Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Happy Wednesday!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme that was originally created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. To find out more about this booktastic topic, visit the Goodreads group here!

This week’s topic is “Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books”¬†*BooktubeSFF Awards Crossover Topic!*.

I.Love.Fantasy.And.Science Fiction. No matter the medium: books, movies, TV shows, etc. I mean Doctor Who, Star Wars, and Marvel are my favorite franchises. I also read the books  that are published by/about Doctor Who and Marvel. I think the reason I love those genres so much is because it creates different worlds and futures that I get to live in for a little while. So here are my favorites!

  1. The Martian by Andy Weir – this book completely enthralled me, and it makes me want to read more science fiction.
  2. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer – I adore this series. One of my favorite series of all times. Definitely.
  3. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – I just finished this book today and I could have easily read 2 or 3 more books about this world and characters.
  4. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer- This was one of my favorite series when I was a kid. I haven’t read the whole series, only the first…four I think. The first one is my favorite though.
  5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern- This book is pure magic and is so mesmerizing. Gorgeous writing.

Honorable mention – Harry Potter because duh. It is the OG fantasy book for me and is probably one of the reasons I love the genre so much now. Thanks J.K. Rowling, you da best.

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Fantasy is probably my favorite genre, what is yours? And why? I hope you enjoyed my post!

Nonfiction suggestions

One of my reading goals this year is to read more nonfiction and I have abysmally failed so far. I need suggestions! I am interested in women in history, feminism, memoirs, current events, writing, food, travel.

I have read a handful of memoirs and some feminist essays but I am always caught up in fiction so nonfiction gets pushed to the side.

Also, does Stan Lee have a memoir because I would read the sh*t out of that.

I welcome any and all recommendations! Thank you in advance for your wonderful suggestions.

tina

Book Thoughts: The Martian by Andy Weir

fullsizeoutput_2cd7I haven’t been this stressed out while reading¬†a book since¬†Gone Girl. Somehow I managed not to get the ending spoiled for me even though now I can kind of sort of see how it was in the comedy category at the Oscars. But still not really. I really do want to see the movie now though. But I digress, I’m here to talk about the book.

Mark Watney is stranded. On Mars. The odds aren’t looking good. Continue reading “Book Thoughts: The Martian by Andy Weir”

T5W – Fictional Jobs You’d Want to Have

T5W – Fictional Jobs You’d Want to Have

Happy Wednesday!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme that was originally created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. To find out more about this booktastic topic, visit the Goodreads group here!

This week’s topic is¬†“Fictional jobs you’d want to have“.

I had to think about this one for a while and even though I would be in no way equipped or talented enough for any of these jobs, a girl can dream.

  1. Literary Detective from The Eyre Affair Рthey give to actually jump into books and meet the characters! Hell yeah.
  2. The Doctor’s companion – that’s a job right? A very dangerous job but maybe I’d be the one that lives happily ever after, without getting trapped in an alternate universe or getting sent back in time.
  3. S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent – another dangerous job but it would be awesome to be a highly trained operative that gets to (hopefully) interact with the Avengers a.k.a. I want to meet Captain America and Bucky. (Bucky is an Avenger, fight me).
  4. Employee at Bob’s Burgers – probably wouldn’t pay well but free burgers and fun antics with the Belcher family! I’m in.
  5. Professor at Hogwarts – Hogwarts is a magical, magical place, in every sense of the word, and now that Harry Potter doesn’t go there anymore it must be a little safer so it would be a fun place to work. I just really want a wand…

What fictional job would you want to have? Share in the comments.