Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Took You the Longest to Finish (Oct 5th ’16)

Hey everyone~ I am happy that for the first time in a long while, my T5W post is right on time.

So, the usual spiel. Top 5 Wednesday is a discussion group in Goodreads, which was created by Lainey, and currently run by Sam. This week’s topic is books that took me the longest to finish. Quoting Sam word-to-word, here’s an elaboration for the topic:

These are the books that you had on your nightstand “in progress” for months or years. The books that you took weeks to read because they put you in a slump. Those books that were an uphill battle. These are books you started and actually read, not books you’ve just had on your shelf the longest.

Now, let us get on with it. Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Took You the Longest to Finish (Oct 5th ’16)”

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Top 5 Wednesday: Characters You’d Want as Family (7th Sept ’16)

Hi guys! This is Top 5 Wednesday, a discussion on Goodreads, which was created by Lainey, and currently maintained by Sam. This week’s topic is Characters I’d want as a family. It can be in general, or it can be very specific.


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Luke Garroway (Lucian Graymark) from the Mortal Instruments Series

I would love to have Luke as my uncle. He’d be a very cool uncle, who gives pretty good advices. I think. And a bonus point of having him as an uncle is that I can spend my time in his bookstore. How cool is that? 😀

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Alec Lightwood from the Mortal Instruments Series

If I have an older brother, I would want it to be Alec. He’s responsible, he’s sassy, and he’s a mother hen sometimes. I think it would be nice to have someone like him.

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Remus Lupin from Harry Potter series

He could be my distant older cousin, who is always quiet but always there to help me study.

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Isabelle Lightwood

I think Izzy would make a cool sister. Older sister, since she’s born in 1991, and I’m born in 1992. She would probably drive me crazy sometimes, but I think she can make a difference in my life. As in, making me socialize more. I think, because she’s Izzy, she can make me go out to parties or gatherings and meet new people and make new friends (Unless I get an anxiety attack).

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Lola and her dad (the one that bakes) from Lola and the Boy Next Door

It would be so cool if Lola’s dad (the one that bakes) is my uncle. Seriously, I will go to their house everyday so that I can bake with him everyday. Another cool thing is that Lola can be my cousin, my COOL cousin. She can make me cute outfits 😀


So, that is all from me. What do you think of my list? Comment below to tell me what you think. 😀

Top 5 Wednesday | Books You Will Never Read (31st Aug ’16)

Hey there~ I’m late…as usual. It has been so long since I’ve done this. Anyways, first of all, for those who doesn’t know:

Top 5 Wednesday is a discussion group made by Lainey on Goodreads.

Today’s (Well, not today today, since it was supposed to be last Wednesday) topic is books you will never read.


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Twilight book series

When I was made aware of this book series a few years ago (almost a decade?), it was over-hyped, and then, the movie came out. Don’t get me wrong, at that time, I really love vampire books. I loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and so grew up into a teenager who loves vampire books. But yeah, then, these books were over-hyped, everyone was talking about it in class, and the vampires sparkle! I kind of felt like I am betraying all that I love about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel books.

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Divergent Trilogy + Four

I tried with this book. I watched the movie, and I didn’t really like it. But that’s more because I don’t really like watching book to movie movies since they change things. So anyways, after watching the movie, I thought I’d give the book a try. Perhaps I would like the book better than the movie. Besides, it’s YA dystopia, one of my favourite genre. I read half a page and ended up leaving the book on my desk for one year. Again, it was kind of over-hyped, and it’s more of my sister’s thing, so yeah. I don’t think I will ever read that again. Not that I’ve already read it, because half a page doesn’t count.

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Hush Hush series

I bought the first book in 2010. I was still a teenager back then, and still love Vampire and Angel books. So, I bought Hush Hush. It was a meh read, and I didn’t buy Crescendo, Silence and Finale until recently. I thought I was going to read them because I’ve read Hush Hush and I didn’t like not finishing something I started, but then, I just lost interest. Besides, the first book was just meh to begin with, so I never did reread it. That’s why I will never read the second, third and final books in the Hush Hush series.

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Halo Series

I bought these when I was eighteen, and still pretty much in love with Angel books. At that point in my life, I have no knowledge of Goodreads (I know, that’s just sad). Anyways, I bought these books, but I left it on my shelf for years because I decided to read other books first. When I decided I want to read these books last year, I went to Goodreads, and read some reviews. That pretty much made me not want to read these books anymore. I mean, one or two or three negative reviews, that’s still okay, whatever, you don’t influence me. But when there are more than that, and they tagged the book with Mary Sue-ish main character, sexist and THEIR BRAIN CELLS FREAKING DIED, well… So, now, these books just sat on my shelf, at the back row. And I’ve regretted buying these books, more than I regret buying Beautiful Disaster.

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Dream Lake

I bought this because the cover was pretty, and the summary seemed like something I would love. I don’t know whether it was because I tried reading this when I didn’t have the mood to read contemporary women’s lit, or whatever, but because of that I didn’t get pass a few sentences before leaving it on my bookshelf for years. And I don’t think I’ll ever pick it up again, sadly.

Honorary mention:

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Fifty Shades of Grey

I completely forgot about this at first haha But this is one book I am most sure I will never read. And not because it’s erotica. But because my friends said I’d be better off just sticking to my smut fanfictions LOL


So, that was my list. What are yours? Do we have anything in common? Comment please 🙂 Thank you for reading~

Top 5 Wednesday | Fictional Items You Want (Invisibility Cloak from HP, Amplifiers from Grisha, etc) (March 16 ’16)

I know, I’m late…but I guess I’m always late these days. Anyways, this is Top 5 Wednesday. T5W was created by GingereadLainey on Goodreads, and this week’s topic is top 5 fictional items you want.

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Wands (from Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling)

Having a wand would be so cool! There are so many things I will be able to do with a wand. Besides, every time I have my Harry Potter-related dreams, and I was able to use a wand and cast spell, I would often wake up with leftover adrenaline rush. Because in my dreams, I was attacked or chased by Death Eaters…haha

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Floo Network (from Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling)

This would make my life so much easier! I wouldn’t have to drive to visit my friends. Seriously,  I get anxious and so nervous, having me behind the wheels is a danger to people around me.

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Stele (From the Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare)

Sooo… I don’t really like the idea of being in pain by mutilating myself by carving runes on my limbs with a stele, but you have to admit, it is kind of cool, what we can do with it, assuming it doesn’t kill us. Besides, hey, with Clary’s rune, we can now make a portal. Well, kind of. I think. Or maybe it only applies to Clary.

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Nectar and Ambrosia (from Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan)

Okay, so let’s just pretend these won’t kill me. It would be nice to have this in hand. You know, in case you get injured or something. Haha Not that I get out of the house much, but better safe than sorry? Besides, I have always wondered what the nectar fro PJO/HOO would taste like 😀

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The Invisibility Cloak (from Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling)

I have a really bad social anxiety disorder, kind of, so I don’t really enjoy going out much, where there are crowds of people and such. Unless, I really have to that is, or when I have to attend family gatherings and other parties I can’t avoid not going to. If I have the invisibility cloak, I can just put it on after I meet people at the party so they know I’m there, and then just go to a corner, and read while I’m invisible. 😀

Sooo…That’s my top 5 list for today. At first I wanted to add the flying broom from Harry Potter, because that would be so cool, then I remembered I have a phobia of height.

Anyways, that is all from me. I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for reading. 🙂

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Top 5 Wednesday | Worst Love Interests (male or female) (Feb 24 ’16)

I forgot to post this yesterday. Anyways…let’s get on with it. Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey on Goodreads. This week’s topic is Worst Love Interests (male or female).

In no particular order:

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Aspen from The Selection by Kiera Cass

I hate it when men/guys/boyfriends try to decide for the girl. And all because of manly ego, because he can’t provide for the girl better. I know that can be a real issue in real life/ reality, but still, asdfghjklasdfghjkl America knows what she’s getting into when they started going out. And the nerve! Trying to get back with America when she’s starting to like the prince.

America from the Selection by Kiera Cass

And ugh, America. I do like her, a bit, but did she really have to string to guys along? Aspen and Mason didn’t deserve that, and I don’t even like Aspen much.

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Max from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

He’s too jealous. I can’t stand it when the guy is too jealous.

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Gideon from Recipe for Love by Katie Fforde

He’s older, and he’s a judge, for goodness sake. Some rules are not meant to be broken, even if you say you’re not biased.

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James from Lucy in the Sky by Paige Toon

He cheats. And he knows how to sweet talk someone enough to convince them that they’re telling the truth. I dislike that type.


Sooo…this is kind of like 5 worst interests I recently read about instead of my top 5 because I really can’t think of them. But anyways, thank you for reading.

What are your worst love interests?

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?