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: 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.

Hype or Like Friday: Books That Made Me Want to Read

Happy Friday everyone,

September’s Theme for Hype of Like Friday is Back to School and the Book of Month is Carry on by Rainbow Rowell

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.

September 16th- Books That Made Me Want To Read- Think about what books you read while you were in school that made you want to read. Maybe you were an English Lit major in college because you fell in love with Shakespeare or Jane Austen.

Reading has always been important to me, while sometimes it feels required but I always liked reading different books growing up. So this I will be talking about books I read through most of my school life, and helped with my love for reading.

Elementary school/Middle school:

Roald Dahl books:

Growing up, Roald Dahl was everywhere and come one, his books are amazing. I loved the characters he wrote, the world’s we created and the imaginations he had. If I were to pick my favorites it would include; Matilda, The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. While I started with Matilda I wanted to see the other books he wrote and I never looked back.

Goosebumps by R.L Stine

Also growing up as a child of the 90s, Goosebumps was also everywhere. It was a horror anthology book series, and some of the stories was really dark and scary, which meant it was awesome. Every story had a unique twist on horror stories and that’s why I loved them.

Animorphs by K.A. Applegate

Another series from Scholastic, Animorphs was one of the first series I read. It felt weird at the time because I had to start at book one and than read the books in order. It was also one of my first science fiction books I read. It tells the story about an invasion that it happening on Earth in which parasites infect the human brain and than the Aliens control them. Very good series.

High school years:

I didn’t read much in high school because I was busy reading for other classes but I did find time to read a few books.

Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Okay, so I started reading the book after the Fellowship of the Rings movie came out. But the movie was awesome so I decided to read the books, and loved them. It was one of the first high fantasy books I read and it had great characters and excellent world building.

Gossip Girl series:

Yes, I read the Gossip Girl books, and I could fully say that the books are better and very different from the show. Actually my sister read the books first and than I wanted to see what the big deal was, so I decided to read them. While now it may seem very “guilty pleasure” I still enjoyed reading the series.

 

The one that started it all:

Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

You knew this was coming. Ever since telemetry school when my 6th grade teacher read the book to class after recess, I loved the Harry Potter series. The world was amazing, I wanted to go to Hogwarts and play Quidditch. Also the Harry Potter series introduced me to an online fan community Mugglenet.com. There people discussed theories about the book series, excitement for movie casting news and just all around love for Harry Potter. Harry Potter got me to really love reading for pleasure.

There you have it. Those are the books that made me want to read. What books made you want to read? Let me know in the comments below.

 

Top 5 Wednesday: Family Members you want.

Happy Wednesday everyone,

Here is another Top 5 Wednesday and it is characters you would want as family. Very exciting topic indeed.

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.

My parents: Arthur and Molly Weasley from Harry Potter

I know I have mentioned them way too many times, but I can’t help it. They are amazing parents who love all of their children, even children that aren’t even their own. They accept both Harry and Hermione with open arms.

My Uncle: Tyrion Lannister from a Song of Ice and Fire

As a member of the powerful Lannister family, he is always seen as a “bastard” because of his dwarfism. But he is very skilled in the Game of Thrones, and could give me advice on how to navigate myself in the land of Westeros.

My Older Brothers: Fred and George Weasley from Harry Potter

Yes, I decided to put another member of the Weasley family. They are great pranksters, but they are also lovable in a sense. They are very loyal brothers to both Ron and Ginny and would make amazing older siblings.

My Older Sister: Johanna Mason from The Hunger Games Trilogy

Who doesn’t love Johanna. I love her F you attitude towards the games, and like most older siblings I like her snark. But with all of that aside she is willing to protect you in a time of need.

My Grandfather: Gandalf the Grey from Lord of the Rings

 

Because who wouldn’t want a bad ass Grandpa who can still kick some ass even at his age. Also like most grandfathers, he can still give you some words of wisdom to help you along your quest.

That is my literary family. Who is part of your literary family, let me know in the comments below!

 

 

Top 5 Wednesday: Characters I am Mostly Like

Happy Wednesday everyone,

For this week Top 5 Wednesday it is characters you are mostly like.

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

Charlie from Perks of Being a Wallflower

Charlie, like myself started of introverted. Mostly throughout my life I was a wallflower and it took me a while to really branch out. I also had dreams of becoming a writer.

Park from Eleanor and Park 

Like Park, I was always geeky and still am. Spent most of my time reading comics and making mixtapes before Itunes and Spotify took over. Also like Charlie he started off as a loner.

Stanley Yelnats from Holes

There was a time when I always felt that I have had bad luck, and that what Stanley always faced which led him to Camp Greenlake. Even while in camp he always looked at things in a positive way.

Samwise Gamgee from Lord of the Rings

While Frodo is said to be the main hero, Sam is the one who saved the day. Like myself he is always there for his friends and will do anything to protect them.

June Iparis from Legend Trilogy

June is very smart, and she always thinks logically before anything. As someone who thinks a lot about their studies I relate to her. Her logic also has her see things that others don’t.

That is my list. Let me know what characters you are mostly like in the comments.

Top 5 Wednesday: Books you were intimidated by

Happy Wednesday everyone, and here is another Top 5 Wednesday, and for this week it is books you were intimidated by. This was a hard topic because I am rarely intimidated, and I usually give a book its fair read.

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.

A Song of Ice and Fire: by George RR Martin

I was first introduced to this series through the HBO series Game of Thrones, and seeing how season one ended  I really wanted to know what happens next so I read the second book A Clash of Kings, and it was a little confusing, than I was told to read the first in order to fully understand the world. Of course I ended up loving the series and is waiting patiently for the next book and now is resorting to waiting for the season premiere.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

After reading the first three books those books were of pretty short compared to this one. When I first got this book I was surprised how big it was. Then I read the book, and it took me only a few days.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

This takes me back to AP English, and boy this was tough read. It wasn’t a bad book by any means. Of course this being AP English spark notes was out of the question, it was actually one of the few books I read ahead of the class.

The Lord of The Rings trilogy by JR Tolkien

This was one my first forays into the high fantasy genre, also the movie was about to come out. But I pulled through and read the series. It was great and I don’t regret this at all.

Les Miserable by Victor Hugo

Another tale from my AP English days, and boy was this tough. I mean, looking at the book was intimidating. It was at the time one of the  largest books I ever read, and it started off really slow, but the book did get better. I also think my love for the musical kinda helped me get through the book.

That is my top 5 list, share your top 5 list below.