Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Villains (Part 2)

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

October 10th: Favorite Villains
— It looks like we last did this topic in 2016, so I encourage you to pick new villains if this is not your first time covering this topic! (also, as before, try not to just use HP 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.

I did one for villains already, but there are so many villains, but I also want to add from other medias as well.

Perry Wright from Big Little Lies

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He abuses his wife, Celeste which almost affected his twin boys. He also rapes another woman, and fathers that child while using a different name in order to seduce that woman. He plays the loving husband one second, and an evil abuser another second, and tries to apologize before the cycle repeats itself.

Darth Bane from the Star Wars Darth Bane trilogy

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Some would argue that he is an anti-hero. But reading the first two books of the series, you start to see a person’s slowing descending into the dark side, but at times it is almost understandable. He is just trying to survive the best way he knows how. He also challenges the Sith way of thinking and reestablishes the rule of two.

Xifeng from Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

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Sort of like, Darth Bane, it was nice to read a story from a villains perspective, and also seeing a story in which there is a sort of villain origin story. She spends most of book trying to manipulate her way into becoming empress, that it is almost impressive.

Eli from Vicious

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Part of me, almost don’t really consider him a villain, but more of a self appointed protagonist of his own story. Following his story in both Vicious and Vengeful, you start to see his way of thinking. He believes himself to be this religious zealot, who believes he is doing the right thing.

AIDAN from The Illuminae Files

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An AI, who only believes in binaries and code. His thinking lead to the deaths of several people, because his system doesn’t take into account humanity. He makes decisions based on statistics and nothing else. While he is very fleshed out, he basically operates like a HAL system.

Those are some of my favorite villains. What are some of your favorite villains? Let me know in the comments below.

 

 

 

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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: 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.

 

Hype or Like Friday: All’s Fair in War and Magic: Fantastical Magics

Happy Friday everyone,

Here is another Hype or Like Friday, the theme for June is All’s Fair in War and Magic

And the Book of the Month is:

Hype or Like Friday is a meme created by Jillian, Larkin, and Britt to discuss about hyped books and see if they’re hyped up or not. There would be book of the month that you can read, and the post your review for it on the end of the month, then rate it whether it’s a hype it or like it.

June 9th – Fantastical Magics… What are some of your favorite magical systems?

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Yeah, I know this is an obvious choice, but come on who can’t love the world of Harry Potter. I would have loved to attend Hogwarts, play Quidditch, and become an Auror.

The Heir Chronicles

While this is a very underrated series, it does have a good magical system , in which each child is born with a wizard stone or a warrior stone in their heart.

A Darker Shade of Magic

The idea of multiple Londons is amazing. Also with each different London has a different magical system in that London.

Mistborn 

The world of Mistborn is amazing. It is basically so good. I also love how magic is infused into the political system. I think I may reread the series again.

Those are my favorite magical systems. What are your magical systems? Let me know in the comments below.

 

Top 5 Wednesday: Books as Events Themes

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

May 10th: Books as Event Themes
— It’s party season, whether that is high school prom, weddings, or summer holiday events. What books would make a good party/event theme??

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.

Another great topic, because theme parties are always great to have.

A Red Wedding from A Song of Ice and Fire

Okay, so it won’t have the violence of the actual Red Wedding, but a Game of Thrones type wedding will be good. I would hopefully troll the guests by playing “The Rains of Castamere” and see who would start running for the exits.

Lord of the Rings

Any Lord of the Rings themed party would be amazing. I would even make food from Middle Earth.

The works of Stephen King

This would be an amazing Halloween party and everyone would dress up as their favorite character from a Stephen King novel. My favorite would be Pennywise from It.

Heartless

A Queen of Hearts themed party would be amazing, and it would be set like Alice in Wonderland.

The Wizard of Oz

Maybe its because I am on a Wicked kick, but I have always loved the land of Oz, and the world it created. Also for my own personal taste the party will be a heavy rotation of Wicked songs.

Those are the book theme parties I would like to have. What book theme parties would you like? Let me know in the comments below.

Top 5 Wednesday: Books that would make great video games

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

April 12th: Books That Would Make Good Video Games
–Since I’ve been in video game hell (in a good way) for the past year, this topic is timely. Remember, not all video games are action games! The Sims has proven that 🙂

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.

As a gamer, of course I would love the topic and it mixes my two loves books and video games.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Okay, I know there have been video games made of the Harry Potter movies, but those games are terrible. My idea would be an RPG set in Hogwarts in which you are a student, get sorted into a house and take classes. I also want to see it as an open-world sort of like Skyrim.

Illuminae series

As a fan of the Mass Effect trilogy, I think a good space based game could work with the Illuminae setting. I could have choices that could effect the way you play the game. It could also have a few good RPG elements.

Six of Crows duology

This will most likely be one of the Tell-Tale Games, or something along the line of Until Dawn in which it is sort of like a choose your own adventure game. You could as all six of characters and the game would tailor to each character.

Percy Jackson series

Basically I want this to be like God of War, with powers. If you played God of War you would know what I am talking about. It would also be fun to play through the Percy Jackson series.

Legend trilogy

This would be like Uncharted meets Mass Effect. Full of platforming, RPG elements. You play as both June and Day, and it would switch between the characters, which would play differently.

Those are the books that would make great video games. What books do you think would make great games? Let me know in the comments below.

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Underated books

Happy Wednesday everyone, and here is another Top 5 Wednesday and the topic is:
January 25th: Favorite Underrated Books
–Give some love to those books that aren’t as widely talked about. Those hidden gems. Those books that maybe used to be popular but people have forgotten about and they still deserve some love.

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.

Serpentine by Cindy Pon

One of my favorite books of last year. I love the use of Chinese mythology and while it does have a small following I kinda wish more people would read this series, and the authors other work.

Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld

I know a lot of people that have read this series, but it is not as big as Hunger Games or Divergent when it comes to dystopias. I plan on rereading the series for a revisited review sometime soon.

The Heir Chronicles by Cinda Williams Chima

Another underrated series. Sort of like a Harry Potter meets Mortal Instruments. I read the first two books and I really like the series. I always like modern fantasy novels, and this series is no exception.

Stop me if you heard this one before by David Yoo

 

I read this a couple of summers ago and I really enjoyed it. It was a nice contemporary dealing with summer love and than the reality of when the school year starts. I would highly recommend it for Perks fan.

The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter

I think the series was little popular when it came out and I know I talk about the series a few times on my blog but after rereading the first two over the summer I realized how much I really liked this series and not a lot of people really know much about it. I also plan on doing a series revisited for this series later this year.

Those are my favorite underrated books. What are your favorite underrated books? Let me know in the comments below.