T5W – March 21, 2018

Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy in Other Media

I love books. Obviously. But I also love many other things, especially film, and especially in the sci-fi & fantasy genres. So, here are my favorite things in other media.

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Game of Thrones – TV Show

Do I even need to explain this one? Really? I think not. Also, can you believe that we are going to have to wait until 2019 for the final season???? That’s madness!

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Jurassic Park – Movie

This is my favorite movie of all time! I love it! I’ve seen this movie more times than I can count and will probably see it many more times in the future.

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West World – TV Show

This show is sooo good! Who would have thought that cowboys and robots would be the perfect combo? Well, apparently Michael Crichton did. He was also the guy behind Jurassic Park so clearly, that guy knew what he was doing, may he rest in peace.

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Star Wars – Movie Franchise

I love Star Wars. I really enjoy Star Trek also, but Star Wars holds a special little place in my heart. I once marathoned the episodes I-III in one sitting. You have any ideas how many hours that is? Too many, that’s for certain! Still, I did it, and would do it again!

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The Fifth Element -Movie

The first time I watched this movie, I was in elementary school. I don’t remember much from that first viewing other than Chris Tucker’s crazy hair and outlandish persona. I have watched this movie many other times since and I have loved it every time. Whenever it comes on TV I have to watch it, and I am sucked into it every time. It’s such a fun movie with memorable characters and cool fight scenes and, of course, the fate of the universe hanging in the balance.


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Top 5 Wednesday – March 14, 2018

Children’s Books to Read as an Adult

I usually have something to say before going into these things, but for the life of me, I can’t think of anything.

I like children’s books, I guess. I think I like them now more than I did when I was a child. That may have had to do with the fact that as a child I hated reading. I know, I know! How could I? But, worry not, I realized the error of my ways, hence the book blog I’m now running.

Maybe that’s what this book blog really is. Maybe this is the source of my obsessive book buying! It’s possible that all this time I’ve just been trying to compensate for all those years I spent hating books!

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OMG! Guys! I think I just figured it all out! I’ve just unlocked the meaning of my subconscious!  Looks like I won’t be needing that psychology degree after all!

Yay me! Freud would be proud!

**quietly wonders how many other things in my life are due to my early childhood relationship with books?**

But hey, look at that! I guess I did find something to say after all!

Anyway, let’s get on to the list!

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T5W – January 24, 2018

Books I Disliked but Love to Discuss

Hello, hello! This is my first day back at school for a new semester. On a Wednesday of all thing! But, while my days of sleeping until noon and not worrying about homework are done doe the time being, everything on the blog will keep the same schedule. So, I guess let’s talk about this week’s topic!

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**These are in no particular order**

By the way, if these are any of your favorite books, I am sorry. Let’s all be adults about our opinions here.

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T5W- November 22, 2017

 Books I’m Thankful For

Twilight

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This is it. The book that started it all. I would not be a reader had I not picked up Twilight. I probably would not have become an English major or even started this blog.

The Bible

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I can’t not add this book to my list. This is the book that has shaped me and by whose teachings I strive to live by.

The Hunger Games

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While Twilight got me into reading, The Hunger Games made me the avid reader that I am. After reading this series I started reading more and more books. It probably started my book buying problems too.

A Light in the Attic

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In elementary school, I was a terrible reader. Then, a teacher assistant that I had told me to check out some of Shel Silverstein’s books of poetry and I absolutely fell in love with them all. A Light in the Attic has always been my favorite, I remember checking it out of the library like ten times and even memorizing some of the poems. It will always hold a place in my heart.

 


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T5W – August 30, 2017

Favorite Bromance

**Bromance = platonic relationship between two characters who identify as male.

I love a book with a good bromance. Female friendships are great, and I am so glad that they are becoming more prominent in YA, but the male friendships have been seriously lacking for a very long time. Men in stories serve only as love interests and eye candy. They are there to compete with other males for the chance to be the alpha in the pack and get the girl. Either that, or we are presented with the obvious alpha, and the goofy friend who poses no threat to his masculinity. Here I’m gonna talk about the male friendships that have been too epic for words and too emotional to fully express.

So, let’s go talk about some of my top bros.

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T5W – August 23, 2017

 Books from Before I Joined…

Before I discovered the beauty of Goodreads, I was an aimless reader. I didn’t know what was popular, or cool. I just saw a pretty cover and I picked it up. I read books simply because I wanted to, or because I was personally recommended them. I read books for the pure joy of reading.

And then, I discovered all the bookish things that exist on the internet, and everything changed. In some way it was for the better: A whole new world of reading opened up to me. My TBR grew overnight and I discovered books I never knew. In other ways, it was for the worse: I now tend to mostly read over hyped books and have developed a serious book buying problem. I also feel the pressure to read certain thing and always stay on top of the popular books that everyone is talking about.

So, this week, we are gonna take a step back let’s look back at the gems I discovered long before I knew that the internet could be so bookish.

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T5W: August 9, 2017

Second Book is Best

When I saw the topic for this week’s T5W I was pretty excited. I thought it would be easier than it turned out to be. But, as it turns out, second books are usually my least favorite in a series. It seems that 25% of the time, the series gets better, with the second book, being the second best and the third being my favorite. Another 25% of the time the series goes down hill with the second book being again the second best, but the third being my least favorite and the first one being the best (looking at you Divergent). The other 50% of the time, second books are just pretty meh. So, this week I’m making this a top three because I couldn’t find another one that truly fit into it.

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T5W: August 2, 2017

 Book Covers You’d Live In

I love book covers. Obviously. The words “book cover” are even in my blog’s name. As such, I talk about book covers a lot. I talk about the ugly ones, the pretty ones, the ones that are misleading, the ones thank God they changed, and the ones that shouldn’t have happened in the first place. Still, I must admit, that it has never occurred to me talk about the ones I would want to live in. It has never occurred to me to live in a book cover in the first place. But, now that it has, let’s see what I come up with in my top five.

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T5W: July 26, 2017

Series That Got Better

Every once in a while you start reading a book and find out that it’s completely meh. Sometimes it’s a little better, other times, a little worse. Then you read the sequel and your jaw completely drops because you did not expect it to be nearly as good as it was. Then you continue the series and every book just blows the previous one out of the water, each being a little more awesome, a little more mind blowing.

This is a situation that happens to me a lot. And these are some of the series it has happened to me with.

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T5W: July 19, 2017

Books That Aren’t Set In/Inspired By The Western World

It’s kind of sad that while looking at all of my books, like 90% take place in, or are inspired, by the western world.  Even more sad that several of those that aren’t, haven’t been that good (I’m looking at you Tiger’s Curse). We need more diverse authors, and we need more authors willing to step out of their comfort zones and write about diverse settings and topics. Either way, here we go.

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