October Wrap Up aka the best month of the year!!! // birthday celebrations, some fangirling and SO MANY good books!!!

October has been an absolutely brilliant month for me. I am genuinely just SO HAPPY about everything that’s happened!!!

The first thing that needs to be mentioned is my return to blogging (which I’m still SO excited about!)—I still suck at blog hopping and commenting back on time but things are looking up! And I really enjoy writing blog posts again which is wonderful!

Secondly, I’ve read so many great books this month and I actively tried to read books that I was in the mood for, books on my physical TBR that I’ve been meaning to read for YEARS AKA SIX OF CROWS BITCHEEEESSSSS, and Netgalley ARCs that I’ve been wanting to knock off my shelves!

Thirdly, I’ve done some fantastic prepping and plotting for my novel and I feel ready to tackle NaNoWriMo………. is what I wish I could say. But no. That didn’t happen.

Fourthly (is that even a thing), I went to two concerts which made me SO FREAKING HAPPY and I also feel very happy and confident in general. I had WAY LESS anxiety this month than I had all year and I’m just so HAPPY lately. I’m kicking anxiety’s ass ❤

It’s just been an overall fantastic month and I’m super happy. October has probably been my favourite month all year! Continue reading “October Wrap Up aka the best month of the year!!! // birthday celebrations, some fangirling and SO MANY good books!!!”

Favorite Minor Characters – Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Samantha from Thoughts on Tomes and Lainey from Ginger Reads Lainey. If you’re new to Top 5 Wednesday and want to participate, check out the Goodreads group for information and weekly topics!

This week’s topic is Favorite Minor Characters – Minor characters are less than a sidekick or a side character (but not in our hearts!)

Everyone has a different definition of what a minor character is and I honestly don’t even know how I would define it!

It was actually quite difficult to find minor characters because a lot of characters I love are people I’d consider side characters! I’ll probably have a revelation moment when I go through other people’s T5W posts and remember all the lovely minor characters that I’ve forgotten! 😀

But anyway, please enjoy my 5 favorite minor characters!


Chuck from The Maze Runner

“Then I just got used to it, I guess. This became home, even though we spend every day hoping to get out.”

Oh my god, Chuck. My sweet, precious Chuck! He was such a good character! So curious and nosy and lovely and kind and I’m still bitter about what happened to him!!!


Finnick Odair from The Hunger Games

“Finnick?” I say, “Maybe some pants?”
He looks down at his legs as if noticing his outfit for the first time. Then he whips off his hospital gown leaving him in just his underwear. “Why? Do you find this” — he strikes a ridiculously provocative pose — “distracting?”

I don’t know if you’d consider him a minor character?!?! I think he’s like inbetween side and minor character? Or more side character? Whatever, I don’t really care – I just really wanted to mention him! 😀 Finnick is my favourite character in the THG trilogy! He’s so charming and witty and just an overall fabulous character. And can I just say that HE DESERVED BETTER!!!! (A bonus: he’s really nice to look at in the movies ;))


Dean Thomas from Harry Potter

“We’re fighting, aren’t we? The message said Harry was back, and we were going to fight! I’ll have to get a wand, though […] “

I think I’m just biased because I love Alfie Enoch so much! 😛


James Kent from Shatter Me

“Why do you call her ‘love’? I’ve heard you say that before, too. A lot. I think Adam’s in love with her. Kenji’s not in love with her. though. I already asked him.”

I HAVE NO PERSON TO CAST AS JAMES DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANY CUTE 10-12 YEAR OLD BOYS THAT COULD BE JAMES

MY SWEET BABY JAMES I can’t wait to see more of him (and his interactions with a certain brother *COUGH*) in the new Shatter Me books!!!!!!!!!!!


Lexi from The Vampire Diaries

” I was feeling epic, whatever. “

I’m talking about the TV show Lexi here because I haven’t read the TVD books! I really freakin’ LOVE Lexi as a character! She is definitely one of my all time favourite characters on TVD and I wish she’d had more screen-time! The way she always cared for Stefan was so amazing ❤


That’s it for my favorite minor characters! Hope you enjoyed!

Thanks for reading!


QUICK LIFE UPDATE: I’m seeing Little Mix tomorrow (AHHHH!) so I won’t be posting tomorrow! But I’ll have a Fierce Fangirl Friday post up all about the concert on Friday!!!!! Hopefully. I might also sleep all day. We’ll see XD

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Do you agree with the people on my list? Who are some of your favourite minor characters? And how do you define minor character? Let’s chat in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Buy Your Mum

Happy (belated) Mother’s Day to all the amazing mums out there! Germany’s Mother’s Day was on Sunday and I had a great day with my family ❤ It was my sister’s birthday on Friday and we celebrated with our extended family circle on Saturday which was a lot of fun as always! And Sunday was Mother’s Day! So we basically had a 3-day family celebration which was AWESOME! ❤

I hope everyone else had a lovely Mother’s Day if you’ve already celebrated it as well!

Now, back to Top Ten Tuesday.

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there’s a new book-related topic to answer!

This week’s topic is a Mother’s Day related Freebie! 

I have based my “Books To Buy Your Mum“-recommendations on my own mum!!! She never has a lot of time for reading but I buy her at least one book a year – whether it’s for her birthday, Christmas, Mother’s Day – and these are some of the books that I bought her that she enjoyed or that she borrowed from friends/the library! They might be something for your mum! 😀

Enjoy!

Anything by Nicholas Sparks

My mum is a huge fan of Nicholas Sparks!!! I think she has read every single one of his books except for like 1 or 2. I guess she is a sucker for the drama and the romance in his books and I feel like they’re the typical “Mum-books”. At least all of my mum’s friends are reading his books as well 😀 And I really enjoy them as well! AND THE MOVIES! OH GOD, THE MOVIES *cries*. My mum has picked out a few of her favourites – The Notebook, Safe Haven, The Lucky One, Dear John  – and they might be something your mum would enjoy as well!

Nora Roberts

  

My aunt has a whole Nora Roberts collection and she gave some of her books to my mum and apparently they were quite enjoyable! She doesn’t remember the names of the books so I just listed a few that looked pretty 😛

The Girl You Left Behind – Jojo Moyes

Before I knew anything about Me Before You, I always thought that Jojo Moyes was another one of those “Mum-authors” (lol) who had loads of romance and drama in her books! I have only read Me Before You but I loved it and I might have to check out some of her other books! My mum owns The Girl You Left Behind and enjoyed it a lot!

The One That Got Away – Leigh Himes

My mum is currently reading this book and she says it’s really good! It’s about a 30-something year old busy, overworked and stressed out mum who is trying to balance her career and life as a mum and wife. One day she takes a tumble down an escalator and wakes up in an alternate universe where a senator husband awaits her in a life full of luxury and nobility. Even I think that this sounds intriguing – I’ll have to borrow it from my mum once she’s finished with it!

Stephen King

  

If your mum isn’t into romance at all, Stephen King might be an option! Personally, neither me nor my mum have read any of his books but I own two of them (Under The Dome and Cell) and I definitely want to read them. They might be something for your mum! 😀


Those are pretty much the only authors that my mum loved. She has read some other books but she can’t remember the names of either the book or the author (and I can’t either) so that’s it for the books to buy your mum 😛

Since this is a very meager Top Ten Tuesday post I thought why not add 3 super cool/strong/awesome mums in literature at the end of this post?!

 

Molly Weasely, Ma from Room and Natalie Prior are all super fierce and incredible mums! They have very different personalities but essentially they love their children to death and would do ANYTHING to protect and keep them safe! ❤

So that’s it for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday!

Thanks for reading!

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Who are your favourite mums in literature? Have you read any of these authors? Do you think your mum would like to read these books? What are some of your mum’s favourite books or authors? And which books do you think should I buy MY mum next (based on these recommendations)? Let’s chat in the comments!

Fandom Mashups – Hero Vs. Villain

Hello and welcome to a new meme that I am participating in!

This feature is called Fandom Mashups and was created by Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows. Each week there will be a unique fictional scenario and you have to pick 5 fictional characters from 5 different fandoms to help tackle each scenario!

This week’s topic is…

Hero and Villain Mix-Up! – Pair up 5 heros with 5 villains from OTHER fandoms (Example: Iron-Man VS Mr. Burns LOL) and comment on who you think would come out on top.

Before we start, I don’t know if you could consider any of the characters that I picked for heroes ACTUAL ‘heroes’… let’s just say the ‘good’ guys lol.

Round 1

Wonder WomanVS Negan (The Walking Dead)

WINNER: Wonder Woman. She’d take out Negan’s arrogant (but attractive) ass in 3 seconds! Look at her fierceness in that Gif! Also, the Wonder Woman movie is coming out next month and I’m quite pumped!!! 😀

Round 2

Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender) VSScar (The Lion King)

WINNER: Aang for sure! He looks like an innocent little boy but he is the freakin’ Avatar! Of course he would come out on top in a battle with Scar! I mean, what is Scar going to do – fight with his claws? By the time he gets out those claws, Aang would have used either one of his bending abilities to let Scar land on his ass! 😀

Round 3

Scott McCall (Teen Wolf)VS
Klaus Mikaelson (The Originals)

WINNER: Oh, definitely Klaus! And NO, I am not biased (ok maybe I am, I love Klaus and don’t really like Scott lol) but Klaus is an ORIGINAL vampire and he has so much more strength and experience and he’d definitely come out on top!

Round 4

Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)VS Ramsay Bolton (Game of Thrones)

WINNER: HERMIONE GRANGER! I WOULD LOVE FOR HER TO KICK RAMSAY’S ASS!!!! She could take him out with her magic in a heartbeat and turn him into a weeping baby! Ramsay is the worst, I just need someone to beat him up 😛

Also, how iconic is Hermione punching Draco!!?! So iconic.

Round 5

 Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy) VSUrsula (The Little Mermaid)

WINNER: I feel like Ursula would somehow trick Groot with her evil tricks and magical potions to overpower him! 😦

BUT EVEN IF HE FALLS FOR HER TRICKS….. I WILL MAKE SURE THAT HE COMES BACK AS MY PRECIOUS LITTLE BABY GROOT AND BRING US ALL HAPPINESS AND JOY ❤

is this not the cutest thing?!?!

Thanks for reading and sorry for using the word ‘ass’ so much in this post lol *hides* XD

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Do you agree with my choices? Which heroes and villains would you pair up in a fight? And who would win? Let’s chat in the comments!

*all Gifs are from Giphy*

Top 5 Wednesday: Future Classics

T5WTime for Top 5 Wednesday! T5W is a weekly book meme hosted by Samantha and Lainey over on YouTube. Each week there is a new book-related topic to answer! If you’re new to Top 5 Wednesday and want to participate, check out the Goodreads group for information and weekly topics!

This week’s topic is Future Classics!

*click on the book covers to be directed to the Goodreads page*

  1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: I really do hope that this will be considered a classic in the future! I need teachers all over the world to be talking about this book, making sure to educate their students on this matter. It is based on the Black Lives Matter movement and SO relevant! The events happening in The Hate U Give are fictional but police brutality against black people is a very present and very real problem in America! It makes me sick to my stomach that the things portayed in the book are REAL and there’s nothing I can do to prevent it. I hate feeling this powerless. A very relevant and important book that depicts current events in an unapologetically honest way that needs to be read by everyone!

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  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: To be honest, I already consider this a classic. I feel like almost everyone has read this at least once in their life, or at the very least has it on their TBR. This book is so powerful, both pretty and ugly, beautiful and heart-breaking, simply brilliant and a must-read in my opinion.

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  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: This is definitely going to be considered a classic in the future, if it isn’t already! I feel like THG is the first YA fantasy series with a dystopian setting that really opened up a new door for young readers, and really introducing them to the YA/Fantasy/Dystopian genre! At least it was that way for me! Sure, there was the Twilight Saga but for me The Hunger Games really took it to another level!

The Hunger Games

  1. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini: This was published during the U.S. war in Afghanistan and as a result of 9/11 and I believe it is an important read and could become a classic in the future! It is definitely sitting in the classics section on my shelf 😉

The Kite Runner

  1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling: Okay, who didn’t see this coming? 😀 We all know we’re going to read these books to our kids and grandkids, nieces and nephews. These books are timeless and will be passed on and shared for generations!

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Honorable Mentions: Life of Pi by Yann Martel, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (it’d be SO cool if this became a classic!)

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What books do you think will be considered classics one day? Are there any (underrated) books that you wish more people would read because they’d make a good classic? Chat with me in the comments, I’d love to hear your thoughts!