Top 5 Wednesday | Favorite LGBTQ+ Reads (19th Apr ’17)

Hello everyone~ Wow, the last time I posted for T5W was March :O

For all those new people who doesn’t know what T5W is… T5W is a discussion group on Goodreads, created by Lainey, and now hosted by Sam. Each Wednesday (duh!) we’ll post our top 5 list (sometimes more) based on the given topics.

This week’s topic is Favorite LGBTQ+ Reads. This has got to be one of my favourite topics ever. The topic is kind of self-explanatory, but to make it clearer, for today’s topic, we’ll get to talk about our favorite books that feature LGBTQ+ characters or are by LGBTQ+ authors. Unfortunately, my LGBTQ+ reads are limited to books featuring only GB and Q.
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My Dream Author Panel

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Hey guys! Close your eyes and imagine, you’re attending a conference with a panel consisting of your favourite authors or even your favourite fictional characters. Last week, Eventbrite inspired me to do just that with a project they’re working on. And because we never get to have foreign authors coming to Malaysia for events (well, Sarah J Maas did came last year I think), I went crazy with this.

For those who may or may not know, Eventbrite is the largest self-service ticketing platform in the world that helps people find and plan events. Interested in hosting your own conference? Check out Eventbrite’s Conference Planning Page for useful and free tools. Continue reading

Chapter Break Bingo March 2016

Hi there~ 😀 I managed to read a number of books this month (March), but that stopped after I read Lady Midnight. I always get the worst book hangover after reading Cassandra Clare’s books. *sigh*

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List of books:

  1. The Raven Cycle #3: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (Irish/Ireland)
  2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan (started a series)
  3. Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan (Finished a series, birthday)
  4. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins (Green on the cover)
  5. The Dark Artifices #1: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (Blue on the cover, Magic, Witch, Humor, Werewolf, Trope)
  6. Playlist for the Dead (Free Space)
  7. Sophie by Jennie Sargam (Family Dinner)

 

Sooo…that is all for this month. Hopefully I can cover more spaces for April Bingo 🙂

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 DIDN’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 CAN’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

Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood a.k.a MALEC ❤ ❤ ❤

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. 😀

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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. 🙂

Top 5 Wednesday | Best Suggested Books You Loved (books recommended to you) (Feb 17 ’16)

It’s Wednesday again, and time for T5W! 😀 Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey on Goodreads. And this week’s T5W’s topic is Best Suggested Books You Loved (books recommended to you).

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The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater

Two of my best friends recommended this to me. They kept fangirling about this, and one of them even made fan arts (sasyazuzu@tumblr).They lend me a copy of the first book (they are sisters) and sent me the pdf versions for the other two books. Okay, so I procrastinated on reading this because I just can’t bring myself to pick it up at first. But when I did, oh boy~ They were right! I fell in love with the books~ ❤ The raven boys s are so lovely, my babies~ And Blue was amazing~! And Ronan Lynch~ Damn that boy, I love him so much.

2.

Anna and the French Kiss, & Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Okay, so I discovered this book on my own at the book shop, and while it was love at first sight for me because the cover is just lovely, and the summary contains words that made me weak (boarding school, and Paris), it also contains something that I try to avoid in books. Well, the summary says Etienne already has a girlfriend, so that’s a drama that always frustrates me. I thought it would be a painful love triangle. Months later, I visited my friends’ house, and they recommended and insisted I should read it, that I would love it, that it’s the type of book that I love. So I tried to read it. And I loved it.

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

This book was recommended to me by the same friend who recommended The Raven Cycle to me. She said that I would definitely love this book because I am a fangirl myself, and there was a lot of stuff I could relate with Cath. I was in a reading slump when my friend lend me her copy of Fangirl, but when I did finally read this, I loved it.

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan

This was recommended to me by my friend, who recommended Anna and the French Kiss, and the sequel to me. Okay, so technically, I have not yet read this. Well, I did read a bit at the library but I didn’t finish it, and I never pick it up again after that. But lately, I’ve been listening to songs written based on these books, and some of my fav booktubers talked about these books and all the feels and so I feel like if I’ve already read it, I will very much love it.

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Cirque du Freak: The Sage of Darren Shan by Darren Shan

This book was recommended to me by one of my good friends in high school. She knew I was in my “vampire” phase since year 7, and so she said I would like this book. She lend the first book to me, and I was immediately hooked! I’m really sorry I accidentally spoiled this book for her, and cause her to discontinue reading it 😥


So, these are my top 5 fav books recommended to me. What are yours?

Thank you for reading 🙂

Top 5 Wednesday |Books You Were Spoiled For (Feb 10 ’16)

Hi there~ Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey on Goodreads. And this week’s T5W’s topic is Books You Were Spoiled For.

Well, usually, sometimes, I think I was the one did most of the spoiling for my friends (unintentionally, of course), so it’s hard to think of books for this.


 

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  1. The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater

I guess, when I first heard about this series, I didn’t have any intentions on reading them any time soon, so I allowed my friend to rant about this series for me. I think it was almost half a year when I finally decided to read it, so I don’t really remember the spoilers I heard from my friend. But still, technically, I’ve listened to spoilers about this series. Then, when I’ve finished reading The Dream Thieves, and just started Blue Lily, Lily Blue, I had my suspicions about something, and then my friend asked me about it, and told me when I said I wasn’t sure. And when I got further along chapter 1 in BLLB, I discovered that my friend accidentally told me a spoiler. Because the thing she told me, it was never written in The Dream Thieves, and was only confirmed in BLLB.

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2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling

Okay, so when I was in primary school, I wasn’t a book person. I’ve watched the first movie, and after the second movie came out, I borrowed my cousin’s 1st and 2nd Harry Potter book. Of course, at that time, I didn’t know there were more books. When I was 11, my dad went to London, and when he went home he bought me a book from London. It was a Harry Potter book; Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix. So, I didn’t know anything at that time, and I’ve never used the internet (my first time using the internet was at the end of 2004) so I can’t look it up. I read the book, and I was introduced to all these new characters, and I started having a feeling that I’m missing something, and I didn’t have the whole story. After that I realized I was reading book 5, and I didn’t have book 3 and 4.

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3. The Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts

I bought and read Happy Ever After (the 4th book) first. I didn’t realize it was a series. I was halfway through when I realized there was a lot backstory I didn’t know, so I looked it up on the internet, and voila~ I did it again.

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4. Wickedpedia by Chris Van Etten

I read a few chapters of this book until I felt like I couldn’t read it anymore, and I wouldn’t read it anymore. So I went on the internet and googled. Yes, I spoiled the ending for myself.

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5. The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray

So, I bought and read the second book first because I didn’t know that it was a series. Nothing new there. But then, when I looked it up on the internet, I read spoilers for Book 1 and Book 3 on the internet /sigh


Sooo…those are the books that I was spoiled for, and a little story about it. What are the books you were spoiled for?