Top 5 Wednesday: Other SFF Media Part 2

Happy Wednesday everyone, and here is another Top 5 Wednesday and the topic is:

August 15: Freebie
–In celebration of my birthday week (and because there are 5 Wednesdays this month), this is my gift to you. Pick any topic you want this week! We have years worth of archived topics you can look through if you are having trouble deciding.

Top 5 Wednesday is a group in Goodreads and was formerly created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey and is now done by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. It is open to everyone.

For the Freebie I wanted to do another Top 5 SFF Medias which are non book related. As a SFF I had a bunch and I would love to talk more about them.

Click here for my other Top 5 Wednesday.

Bioshock series

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This is a game series that takes us from the deep seas of Rapture to the city up above in Columbia. Its a first person shooter that has such an engaging world and rich storytelling. The first Bioshock had such an awesome twist and with Bioshock Infinite, Booker and Elizabeth are some of my favorite characters in gaming.

Saga

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Calling it a Romeo and Juliet set in space is pretty much an understatement. It deals with the marriage and relationship of two different species who are on opposite ends of a war being on the run, while caring for a newborn child. Also there is a bounty hunter who is after them who I believe is such a fantastic character.

The X Files

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I got into this series kinda of late but I have been watching it on Hulu. I would consider this a sort of precursor to shows like Supernatural and Buffy. Dealing with a monster of the week, while also dealing with long story arc. It deals with Mulder and Scully and they are tasked with dealing with sort of the strange cases that may deal with aliens. Even though I started late I do really love the show.

The Fallout series

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An open world game set within a post apocalyptic wasteland. This game series is amazing. Even with this vast wasteland it is filled with engaging quests, developed characters and a great use of setting. I also love the morality system that was presented in Fallout 3 with a decision to save a town or blow it up.

Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic

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Even though this is based on an existing property such as Star Wars, I would call it the definitive RPG experience within the Star Wars universe. It is also the game that put Bioware, the makers of Dragon Age and Mass Effect on the map. It has such engaging characters that you follow including a homicidal droid. Part of me really wishes that we could get another Star Wars RPG experience but I don’t think that will happen.

Those are some other SFF medias that I like. Do you have any favorite SFF media? Let me know in the comments below.

 

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorites You’d like to Revist

Happy Wednesday everyone, and here is another Top 5 Wednesday and the topic is:

August 1: Favorites You’d Like to Revisit
— What favorite books would you like to re-read? These don’t just need to be books, they can also be TV, movies, video games, etc.

I love this topic because, there is always stuff I would love to revisit and not just books either.

Top 5 Wednesday is a group in Goodreads and was formerly created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey and is now done by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. It is open to everyone.

The Uglies Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld 

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I remember reading this series back when I was in high school and into college and really enjoying it. Then when I was at BookCon , I found out we has revisiting that world with Impostors. I was lucky enough to get an ARC of that book, but since I barely remember the Uglies trilogy, I should start by re-reading it.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel

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Buffy, is one of my favorite shows of all time, and withe news of a reboot, it got me thinking that I should rewatch the series. While I do have reservations about the reboot, but I did hear that it maybe a continuation rather than a full fledged reboot. I also credit this series for getting me more into the supernatural genre. I also can’t watch Buffy and also forgot about Angel, which I believe is a spin off that is almost better than the original show.

Red Dead Redemption

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With the sequel coming out in October, what better way to get me excited for the sequel, is to replay the original. I honestly believe that this game nailed the definitive western experience and it makes you feel like a bad ass.

The Illuminae Files by Jay Kristoff/Amie Kaufman

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My girlfriend bought the first book back in March. She still hasn’t read it, but no pressure for her. I really loved Obsidio, and it really gave me the epic finale I was looking for. This is one of my favorite series and I would love to do a buddy read with her.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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Another one of my favorite series. With King of Scars coming out this year, with also a Nina POV (so excited). I want to re-read this series again. While I wasn’t a huge fan of Shadow and Bone, this series, got me into the Grishaverse in the best way possible, with fantastic characters. I also heard rumors of a Six of Crows 3. Cross my fingers to hope that it is true.

Those are some of the favorites I would like to revisit. What are some of your favorites you would like to revisit? Let me know in the comments below.

Top 5 Wednesday: Autobuy SFF Authors

Happy Wednesday everyone, and here is another Top 5 Wendnesday and the topic is:

April 11: Auto-Buy Scifi and Fantasy Authors – Booktube SFF Awards Babble Crossover Topic! 
— This month’s crossover topic is your auto-buy authors that write SFF.

Top 5 Wednesday is a group in Goodreads and was formerly created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey and is now done by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. It is open to everyone.

VE Schwab

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Author of great books such as Vicious, This Savage Song, and Shade of Magic series. I have a read most of the books she has published, but I need to read A Conjuring of Light. I am also very excited for the sequel to Vicious, which is Vengeful. Her worlds are magnificent, the characters are engaging and well developed, and her stories are amazing.

Marie Lu

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She wrote the Legend trilogy which was amazing. The Young Elites trilogy which I really liked. Warcross was one of my favorite books of last year, and she wrote Batman Nightwalker, which I loved. I love that she is willing to write different genres and go from dystopia, to high fantasy and futuristic Sci Fi. I am very excited for Wildcard this year.

Leigh Bardugo

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While I did enjoy Shadow and Bone, my main reason for loving Leigh Bardugo, was the Six of Crows duology. The characters, the worlds and the story, drew me in. While I am disappointed that I won’t see those characters again I am excited to read what she has written.

Cindy Pon

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She is, in my opinion a very underrated author. I loved the Serpentine duo-logy, especially with the use of Chinese mythology into a fantasy world. I loved Want, which was another favorite book that I read last year. I loved all of the characters she has written and I can’t want for the sequel to Want,

Marissa Meyer

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For those who have been following blog for a long time,should know how much I love the Lunar Chronicles. Sci Fi retellings mixed with fairy tales are my jam. I loved Heartless which was a stand alone retelling of the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland. I also loved Renegades which dealt with the superhero genre. Her characters are amazing and I am excited for Archenemies.

Honorable Mentions: Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman, Megan Spooner, Holly Black, Susan Dennard, Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir, Cinda Williams Chima

Those are my SFF auto buy authors. Who are your SFF auto buy authors? Let me know in the comments below.

 

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Jokesters

Happy Wednesday everyone, and here is another Top 5 Wednesday and the topic is:

April 4: Favorite Jokesters
— In honor of April Fools (a bit late but hey, I don’t control when Wednesdays fall), talk about your favorite jokesters, pranksters, and funny characters.

Top 5 Wednesday is a group in Goodreads and was formerly created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey and is now done by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. It is open to everyone.

Fred and George Weasley from Harry Potter

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I know its a very obvious choice, but I can’t help it. They are some of my favortite joksters. I loved their drop out scene from Order of Phoenix and they even own their own joke shop.

Merry and Pippin from Lord of the Rings

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While they did start off as jokesters and pranksters in Fellowship of the Rings, they did manage to grow a lot throughout the trilogy and had some well rounded arcs to them.

Carswell Throne from the Lunar Chronicles.

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A captain who befriends Cinder while in prison. He is basically Jack Harkness meets Malcolm Reynolds. He always provides comedic relief throughout the series. I also love his relationship with Cress

Deadpool from Marvel Comics

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The “Merc with the mouth”. He is one of the only comic book characters that knows he’s in a comic book. He always cracks jokes right as he is killing someone.

Tyrion Lannister from A Song of Ice and Fire

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An imp, who is seen as basically a bastard by his father, but he always has time for some snarkiness. Also when he drinks he knows things.

Those are my favorite funny, jokester characters. What are your favorite funny characters? Let me know in the comments below.

 

Top 5 Wednesday: Other SFF Medias

Happy Wednesday everyone, and here is another Top 5 Wednesday, and the topic is:

March 21: Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy in Other Media – Booktube SFF Awards Babbles Crossover Topic!
— This month’s babbles crossover topic involves our favorite SFF outside of books (like movies, tv shows, games, anime, etc.)

Top 5 Wednesday is a group in Goodreads and was formerly created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey and is now done by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. It is open to everyone.

The Mass Effect trilogy

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I got into this series rather late but I do love it. Since it is a Bioware game, most of the game is built around the choices you make. This was also one of my first forays into RPGs. It is full of great characters, which you could romance in each game. Mass Effect 2 is my favorite of the trilogy. especially with the Suicide mission at the end.

Horizon Zero Dawn

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Another video game. This is set sort of in the distant future, in which the world has been taken over by machines. The story is amazing, which starts Aloy, an outcast trying to find her place in this world, and learning about what happened before the fall. This also has a very vast open world to it. This is a game that definitely lives up to the hype.

Pushing Daisies

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This is my Firefly. I don’t know if it actually counts as SFF, but since it stars someone who could bring people back to life, I think it counts. Ned, is a pie maker who can bring people back to life, but only for a minute or else someone in the vicinity will die. He works with a private eye to solve murders. He also brings back a long lost love from the dead, but also realizes that he can never touch her. This is a very good show that was canceled way before its time.

Lost

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I know, this is a very controversial choice, but I can’t help it I really like this show. While it did start off as a show about people stranded after their plane crashes on an island, but there is a whole lot of mystery that came with it. I know not every single mystery was ever solved, but is was the characters that kept me coming back.

Battlestar Galactica

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I also got into this show very late, but I really enjoy this show. It deals heavily with a lot of good sociopolitical issues, while also dealing with a Cylon invasion. Its not as much of a Sci Fi show, as it is more of a political thriller.

Those are some of my favorite SFF in other medias. Do you have any SFF media that you like? Let me know in the comments below.

 

 

 

Top 5 Wednesday: Children’s Books to Read as Adults

Happy Wednesday everyone, I haven’t done this in a while but here is another Top 5 Wednesday.

March 14: Children’s Books to Read as an Adult
–This one was suggested by another group member! What children’s books do you think deserve revisiting as we get older?

Top 5 Wednesday is a group in Goodreads and was formerly created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey and is now done by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. It is open to everyone.

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

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I read this book back in the 6th grade and loved it. I also really loved the movie as well. I think it is good to revisit this book as an adult because it deals with loss in such a great way.

Animorphs by K.A. Applegate

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This was one of the first sort of  “big kid” books I read. It sort of started my love for Sci Fi. I also remember the show on Nickelodeon that didn’t last, but I wish more people would talk about this series.

The books of Roald Dahl

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These books were some of the first chapter books I read. My favorite is Matilda, and I would always like to revisit those books.

The books of Dr. Seuss

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I know this is going into the way younger range, but this was one of the first books I ever read, so of course I am including this.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

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Another one of my favorite books growing up. I like that it deals a lot with growing up and those you leave behind. Great to revisit as an adult.

Those are the children’s books to revisit as adults. What are your favorite childrens books? Let me know in the comments below.

 

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I didn’t get to in 2017

Happy Wednesday everyone, and here is another Top 5 Wednesday and the topic is:

January 10th: Books You Didn’t Get to In 2017
–These are books you didn’t end up getting to in 2017, but really want to prioritize in 2018.

Top 5 Wednesday is a group in Goodreads and was formerly created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey and is now done by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. It is open to everyone.

City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

This was a Hype or Like Book, and I was very excited that this book was picked, but then reality set in and I got extremely busy and kinda forgot to read it, but I really hope to read this book.

When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Manon

While YA contemporary isn’t a genre I usually gravitate towards to, but this book seems like a nice cute romance story, which I am starting to take an appreciation for.

Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows

I remember being excited about the cover, and I am usually not a cover person. I really wanted to read it before the end of the year, but than Christmas was happening and I had finals and shopping to deal, so I didn’t have time to read it.

Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh

This is a book I really wanted to read. I put it on reserve at the library picked it up, but never got around to reading it, so much that I had to return it, and I couldn’t renew it because it was on a waiting list. So hopefully I will try to read it again.

A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab

I’ll be honest, I am almost scared to read this book. Mainly because after reading Our Dark Duet and being emotionally devastated by it, I am almost scared of what will happen, I love these characters so much. and I really want to see how it ends.

Those are the books I missed out in 2017. What books did you miss out in 2017? Let me know in the comments below.