Top 5 Wednesday | Characters You Used to Love but Don’t Anymore (Nov 9th, ’16)

Annyeong~ 🙂 It is Wednesday, so time for another Top 5 Wednesday post. I didn’t post one last week, so shh.

Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads discussion group created by Lainey, but now moderated by Sam. This week’s topic is Characters You Used to Love but Don’t Anymore. It doesn’t just mean characters that you now hate, it can also mean characters that you don’t love as much as before too.
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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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Top 5 Wednesday: Characters You WOULDN’T Want to Trade Places With (Sep 21 ’16)

Hi there~ As usual, I’m late, but this topic is just so interesting, I couldn’t not do it.

Top 5 Wednesday is a discussion group in Goodreads, created by Lainey, and now moderated by Sam. September 21st (last week’s Wednesday) topic was list 5 characters I wouldn’t want to trade places with. There are a lot, but I’ll try to just choose 5.

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Top 5 Wednesday | Biggest Book Hangovers (March 2 ’16)

Hi there~ It’s Wednesday again. Time flies by quickly -w- It’s already the middle of the weekday /sigh

Anyways, TOP 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey (gingereadslainey on YT) on Goodreads. This week’s T5W topic is Top 5 Biggest Book Hangover.

1.

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The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

I had the biggest book hangover ever after I finished with this series. I can’t read any other book that is not related to the Shadowhunters novels. I ended up looking for Shandowhunters-related things on Tumblr, and reading and writing TMI fanfictions for months. And after I’ve finished looking at everything, I ended up rereading the whole series all over again. Of course, I started with The Infernal Devices Trilogy so that it would take me a much longer time to finish all books.

2.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

It is not surprising that this book ended up somewhere at the top of the list. Harry Potter is on my Top 3 fav series list. I read this book when it was first published when I was fifteen, and I read it in one sitting. I loved it a lot. Harry Potter is my childhood, y’know? So I was sad that it ended. I was lucky I had very important exams that month so I didn’t feel the book hangover much.

3.

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

This book was truly beautiful. When I started reading this book, I didn’t expect it to hook me that much, but it did. It took a month or so before I could read another book.

4.

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Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

This book was so lovely, and cute and adorable and just asdfghjklasdfghjkl. After I finished this book, I couldn’t think about anything else other than Anna and Etiénne. So, it took me around two weeks before I could start reading Lola and the Boy Next Door.

5.

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The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

…or more specifically, Mockingjay (I was too lazy to find a new photo haha). I can’t really say why because I might probably spoil someone. Do you know how horrible it is to read a trilogy or a saga or a series, and we were spoiled before we reach the end?

And so, those are the books that caused me some of my biggest book hangover. What are yours?

Thank you for reading.

The Coffee Book Tag

I was tagged to do this by masonlou@Louiselovesbooks. Thank you for tagging me~ I’ve wanted to do this after watching a few booktubers doing this, but didn’t have the motivation. Until I was tagged. haha

Anyways, coffee ❤ I love coffee so much, but it always gives me headaches nowadays after I drank too much during senior year in high school to help me stay up at night so that I could study. Now I can only drink them at least once a month uwu

Black: A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans

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The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer

Twilight has a lot of hardcore fans, even my friend is one. I read the first book while I was in high school, because hey, I love vampires, and I was in my vampire phase. But the vampires…they are sparkly! I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer, so I love the vampires that turned to dust when they are exposed to sunlight, or when they are staked. I tried to give this is a chance, but I just can’t. It was so hard to finish the first book, I didn’t bother trying to read the second.

Peppermint mocha: A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year

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The Brides Quartet series by Nora Roberts

Vision in While (The first book) and Happy Ever After (the fourth book) timeline is in winter. I’m not sure about others, but this books are always the books that my aunts and I read during winter+Xmas simply because it’s easy-going, not too complicated, romance-y novels. Besides that, I don’t really have books that is specifically for Xmas so…

Hot chocolate: A favourite children’s book

Mary Kate and Ashley: Two of a Kind series (or any Mary Kate and Ashley books actually)

This is a children’s book, right? haha Well, I’ll consider it children’s book since I read it when I was 9. Anyways, other than Nancy Drew, and the Hardy Boys series, this is one of my favourite when I was a kid 🙂

Double shot of espresso: A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

I started reading this immediately after I picked it up at the bookstore, and I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.I remember I started reading at night, so I was so sleepy halfway through because it was already after midnight, but I just couldn’t stop reading and sleep, so I end up finishing it at 6 in the morning.

Starbucks: A book you see everywhere

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The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Like seriously. Evey time I walk into MPH bookstore and two other local bookstores, and tadaaa! Well, I always see The Infernal Devices books, and City of Heavenly Fire too, and I am not ashamed to admit that I would open the book and smell them and just caress City of Heavenly Fire even though I have my own copies at home. haha Yes, I am this weird. My sister is sometimes ashamed to go to the bookstore with me.

That hipster coffee shop: A book by an indie author (a shoutout)

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Angelfall by Susan Ee

I found this book when I was looking at books during my university’s “Adopt a Book” program. At first I didn’t think much about it because I’ve never heard about the author before, and I just “adopted” it because the cover looks pretty and the summary is great. I didn’t expect to get hooked, and later, I found out that Susan Ee is an indie author. And…I don’t want to ramble, but I think she’s cool~ 😀

Oops! I accidentally got decaf: A book you were expecting more from

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The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

I heard about this book when I watched one of Christine’s (polandbananaBOOKS) videos. And I read the summary, and it made me so curious. And when I read it, the mystery just builds and builds and but nearing the end, it’s just disappointing. I felt like I got all hyped up for nothing.
PS- On a side note, I really hate decaf. haha My sister drinks decaf, and I tried a sip, and it’s just horrible.

The perfect blend: A book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying

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The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

If I try to explain, it might turn into an essay. So I guess…to keep it short, this series is the perfect blend for me because it made me feel a LOT of emotions; it made me cry, laugh, sad, angry, frustrated…everything!

Green tea: A book or series that is quietly beautiful

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

This book, it’s a coming of age book, a book about the protagonist discovering himself. It has no plot, and it’s slow-paced, it’s basically a character study book. Some people may find it boring, but I think it’s beautiful. The author wrote it very beautifully, and the friendship, and the characters hardships while they discover themselves…it’s just beautiful.

Chai tea: A book or series that makes you dream of far off places

Bittersweet by Sarah Monk, A Perfect Propsal by Katie Fforde, and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Reading Bittersweet and A Perfect Proposal made my desire to visit Cornwall, or any other countrysides in England even more. Because, seriously, it looks so beautiful, and I love the atmosphere of small towns in England. Well, at least I love them when I watch movies, TV shows or read books.
And reading Anna and the French Kiss made me change my mind and want to visit Paris again. I went to Paris four years ago, and my experience there wasn’t that great. I didn’t speak French, and my sister only knows the basic. So, I really felt awful when I was in Paris last time. But this book made the places they went to so fun, I felt like going there again.

Earl grey: A favourite classic

Little Women, Jo’s Boys, and Little Men by Louisa M. Alcott

I really enjoyed Little Women, and when I found out there are sequels to the books, I hunt them down, and read them, and I love them just as much as the first book. Well, I love Louisa M. Alcott’s other books too (Eight Cousins, and Rose in Bloom), but these are my favs. I also love Jane Austen’s books, especially Pride and Prejudice, but Little Women is my no. 1 fav.


I hope you had fun reading~ Thank you for spending your time reading ’em. I’m not going to tag anyone, but if anyone wants to do this, then feel free to do so. 🙂