Top Ten Tuesday: FREEBIE!

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This week’s topic is a FREEBIE!…

Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time

(Click on the book cover to be linked to its Goodreads page or my review)

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book and TV Villains

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This week’s topic is…

TOP TEN FAVORITE BOOK AND TV VILLAINS

  1. The Darkling from Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha series. I think he’s an excellent villain, but I never understood the shipping of him and the heroine, Alina. JUST NO! 

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2. I’ve read up to Volume 18 of The Walking Dead graphic novels, and the Governor is by far the most viscous and well-crafted villain in the series (so far!). 

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3. If you know me, you know that my all-time favorite series is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And Angelus is hands down my favorite Villain in the TV series. 

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4. One of my other favorite Villains in Buffy the Vampire is Caleb from Season 7…Nathan Fillion really knows how to play a monster of a person. 

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5. And speaking of favorite TV Villains, I cannot get enough of the ruthless Moriarty in BBC’s Sherlock. His evilness always makes me smile.

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6. Then there is Satan in Milton’s Paradise Lost. I could research and analyze this character over and over, and still want more. 

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7. Cersei Lannister from the A Song of Ice and Fire series (and the Game of Thrones TV Series). She is smart, cunning, and horrifying. I would never want to cross her path.

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8. Voldemort from the Harry Potter series. Harry has to endure a lot sh!t from this power-crazed lunatic. Voldemort literally gives up parts of his soul in hopes of evil triumphing: now that’s a dedicated Villain.  

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9. The Weeping Angels in Doctor Who. They did something to my favorite couple, the Ponds, and I still weep thinking about that scene. GAHHHH!!!

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10. And I can’t have a completed Villain list without Bram Stoker’s Dracula. One of the most fascinating characters that shaped my love for Victorian Literature.

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Who are some of your favorite book and TV villains? Comment below. I really feel like I’m forgetting a lot of really good ones.

Top Five Wednesday: Gateway Books to My Favorite Genre

Top 5 Wednesday

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY is a weekly meme created by Lainey @ GingerReadsLainey and is currently hosted by Samantha @ Thoughts on TomesEvery Wednesday a new topic is listed on the Goodreads group, and you list your top 5 books related to the particular topic.

This week’s topic is…

Gateway Books to Your Favorite Genre

My go-to genre is fantasy. I love the world-building, the variety of characters that can show up, and more importantly I love the magic that usually encompasses the story. So below, here are my Top 5 Books that I believe are perfect to introduce a new reader to the genre of Fantasy. 

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The Night Circus is 387 pages of mystery, kittens, the aroma of Kettlecorn, romance, and intense magic! If you are looking for a good fantasy read, this book will definitely win you over.

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The Storyspinner is an engaging, high fantasy read. It intertwines reality, magic, and a badass heroine. Definitely add this to your TBR list now! 

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This fantasy series needs no explanation. JUST READ IT! 

The Winner’s Trilogy contains no magic, but it definitely has elaborate world-building and a historical feel to it. The way the two main characters challenge other is intense, gut-wrenching, and beautifully executed throughout the whole series.

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In 2012, I was going through a reading slump. I had just finished my first year of graduate school for English Literature, and I was in the dire need of a good book. I could go on and on about how great this series is, but trust me, it’s amazing in every way.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Reasons I Love Book Covers

TOP TEN TUESDAY

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This week’s topic is…

Top Ten Reasons I Love Book Covers

My love for book covers can only be expressed with the images of the book covers themselves. Enjoy! 

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Are you a lover of book covers too? What are some of your favorite book covers?