Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue #1

Hey everyone~

So, I was watching this program on the telly, about brides looking for wedding dresses or something, which made me think of this old saying. To brides, this “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” is a time-honored tradition that will bring them good luck…or something like that.

You guys are probably wondering where I’m going with this.

Anyways, when I heard this saying, I had an epiphany, and thought, ‘Maybe I could use this for book recommendations.’

So… This is how it works.

The title itself is self-explanatory. You’ll have to recommend four books based on:

  1. Something old: A book on your bookshelf that you’ve owned for years. OR you can recommend a Classics that you like
  2. Something new: Now, for this, you can cheat a bit. You can recommend a book you just bought, a newly published book, or a book that you have not bought yet but will buy soon
  3. Something borrowed: Again, this is self-explanatory. Recommend books that you’ve borrowed, either from a friend, or the library, or wherever
  4. Something blue: For this, you can be literal, and recommend any books with blue covers that you like. Doesn’t have to be on your shelf, as long as you like it, just rec it. Or, you can recommend books that makes you feel “blue” ๐Ÿ™‚

And that’s it. Simple enough, right? I will probably be doing this weekly or one every two weeks. I’ll just start now ๐Ÿ˜€

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Top 5 Wednesday | Gateway Books to Your Favorite Genre (Sept. 28 ’16)

Yes, yes, I’m late and I posted two (including this post) T5W posts today.

Top 5 Wednesday is a discussion group in Goodreads, created by Lainey, and now moderated by Sam. This one was this Wednesday’s (two days ago) topic, which is Gateway Books to Your Favorite Genre. Since I have quite a number of favorite genre, I’ll just list out one or two for each genre.

So, let us begin…

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The OTP Book Tag

Wow. Okay. So, I started this after I saw Thoughts on Tomes on YT video back in February, but then, I left this sitting in my draft for weeks. I’ve been, well, not really busy, but I was kind of “disinterested” in doing things for a while.

Anyways…the questions.

  1. AN A UNPOPULAR OTP THAT YOU SHIP

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Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood

Okay, so maybe they’ve never really been in a relationship, considering in the wikia Neville was classified as “a close friend” and she married someone else later in her life, but still… I really love this pairing.

2. AN OTP THAT YOU DIDNโ€™T SHIP BUT NOW YOU DO

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Simon Lewis and Isabelle Lightwood

It’s not that I didn’t like that, but I’m not that crazy about them. Although all of that changed after I read Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, a collection of novellas about Simon when he was training to be a shadowhunter.

3. YOUR MOST HATED OTP

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Rupert Frayne and Muriel Hardwicke

Ugh, I really hate this pairing. I don’t know how Rupert could fall for Muriel in the first place. Thank goodness he didn’t stay with Muriel in the end. Because seriously, Muriel is vile. She’s an evil witch disguised by a beautiful face. Yes, I hate Muriel. A lot.

4. AN OTP THAT TOOK WAY TOO LONG TO GET TOGETHER

I don’t really think I have one. At first, I thought of Ron and Hermione, but then again, no. I enjoy reading slow burn romance, so I don’t mind if it takes them a long time to get together, as long as they do get together.

5. YOUR FAVOURITE NON-CANON OTP

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Will, Tessa, and Jem a.k.a HeronGrayStairs

This lovely threesome is my favourite non-canon OTP. But they might as well be CANON because Will loves Jem and Jem loves Will (albeit not romantically), and Tessa loves Will, Will loves Tessa, Tessa loves Jem, and Jem loves Tessa. Everyone loves everyone. So yeah. I love all these pairings, and because I couldn’t choose, I ended up loving them as a threesome. Saves me from the headache of trying to figure out which pair I love more, you know?

6. YOUR FAVOURITE BROTP

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Blue Sargent, Noah Czerny, Richard Gansey III, Ronan Lynch and Adam Parrish (art by Azeher)

I seriously love Blue and her raven boys. The interaction between all of them is just so beautiful. I even have a headcanon where Blue and Ronan becomes bff. haha

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Clary Fray and Simon Lewis

Yes, I’m cheating, but I can’t help it. I know Clary’s a girl, but THESE TWO IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BROTP, OKAY?!

7. AN OTP YOU ADORED IN THE BOOKS BUT NOT AS MUCH IN THE MOVIES OR TV ADAPTATION

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Clary Fray and Jace Herondale

Clace is my second favourite OTP in The Mortal Instruments series, but Clace in the Shadowhunters TV series made me cringe so much.

8. A POPULAR OTP THAT NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY YOU JUST CANโ€™T SHIP IT

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Bella and Edward

Yeah, okay..no. I haven’t really read any of the Twilight books. I kind of gave up halfway through the first book and I’ve only watched the movies. But seriously, I can’t really ship this OTP. I don’t ship Bella and Jake either, but I don’t ship this two. Because, really Edward, watching your love interest sleep without her knowledge is seriously very creepy.

9. YOUR FAVOURITE LGBT+ OTP

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Yes, I ship this two so hard! They are not the first LGBTQ+ OTP I ship, but they are my favourite. Seriously, you can ask my sister. I drove her crazy every time I opened my mouth and talked about Malec. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Ronan Lynch and Adam Parrish a.k.a Pynch (art by Azeher)

Yes, I’m cheating, but I can’t help it. I love them so much too. They are my second favourite LGBTQ+ OTP. They are not canon YET, but I am hoping that they will be…in the final book of The Raven Cycle. Please please please Maggie, I’m begging you. I know most of the readers who read TRC would want Pynch to be CANON too! >.<

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Aristotle Mendoza and Dante Quintana

Yes, I’m still cheating, but I can’t leave them out. This is my third fav LGBTQ+ OTP, and the best thing about them is…THEY ARE CANON! Yush! haha I love them so much, especially Dante. My baby~ >o<

10. YOUR ALL TIME FAVOURITE OTP

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MALEC!!!!!!!!!

Yes, Malec is my all time favourite OTP. Seriously, no one knows how much I love them. Well, except for my sister…and my two friends who I always ranted/fangirl with. Seriously, Malec made me craugh (crying + laughing). Only something I love so so much could do that. Malec made me do nothing but think about them every single moment. Because of Malec, I could only focus on Malec fanfictions. I love Malec so much, I couldn’t think about other OTPs for MONTHS! I just… Malec is my no. 1 love.

So…that is all from me. I’m not going to tag anyone, so feel free to do this tag. Thank you for reading. ๐Ÿ™‚