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Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Are Actually Band Names

“You’re still alive in alternate universes, Theo, but I live in the real world, where this morning you’re having an open-casket funeral.”

First line in History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Hi, guys. We’ve made it to another Tuesday so here’s my post for Top Ten Tuesday. It’s a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and this week’s topic is book titles that would make good band names. When making this list, I realized that every book title could be a band name. Nevertheless, I’ve managed to pick ten, and I’ve also added some facts about those bands so here we go.

Wayward Son (by Rainbow Rowell)
The boyband. Mainly the standard pop tunes but they also dabble in country music

Thunderhead (by Neal Shusterman)
The heavy metal band. Known for wearing masks and never doing interviews

History is All You Left Me (by Adam Silvera)
The teen emo band. Consists of three boys and one girl who all wear makeup. They often need to answer questions about why their band name is so long

A Dance with Dragons (by George R. R. Martin)
The disco band. All 7 members of the band wear something dragon related during concerts and encourage their fans to do the same

Radio Silence (by Alice Oseman)
The underground rock band. Rumor has it they have no desire to “make it big” and despise fame

Ace of ShadeS (BY AMANDA FOODY)
The pop band from the 1980’s. The band that will make parents act like teenagers. They don’t make new music anymore but still play sold-out concerts

Across the Universe (by Beth Revis)
The country duo. Consists of husband and wife. 99% of their songs are love songs

Wicked Saints (by Emily A. Duncan)
The rock band. Have been a band for 20 years but manages to appeal to both old and young listeners making them able to stay at the top of the charts

The Fascinators (by Andrew Eliopulos)
The pop band. The band that breaks the internet whenever they release new music. Have an extremely loyal fanbase

Echo Cycle (by Patrick Edwards)
The alternative band. Not the most popular but you can still find corners of the internet where people would die for them. Known for being greatly involved with different charities

I had fun with that so I hope you enjoyed it. Let’s know about some more titles that could have been included in this list. Happy reading!

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Top Ten Tuesday – My Spring TBR

“The Friday before winter break, my mom packed me an overnight bag and a few deadly weapons, and took me to a new boarding school.”

First line in The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

Hi, guys and welcome to this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post. This week’s topic is pretty straight forward: my spring TBR. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

I’m so bad at planning so many months worth of reading but I gave it a try. A lot of them are continuations of series but I’m also planning on starting a few new ones. That means that I have 7 books on this list but it’s technically longer with all their sequels. Enjoy!

The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan

I want to continue my journey through The Wheel of Time and get as far as possible before the show starts. The Dragon Reborn is book 3 in the series.

The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee

This is the sequel to The Fever King, which I read last year. I’m so excited for the continuation which is out today!

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

I need to get to this one soon! I made a 5-star prediction post several months ago now, and this is the only one from that list I still need to read. It’s also my last chance to actually have a 5-star read from that list.

Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson

Technically a short story/novella from The Stormlight Archive series but it has the size of a regular book basically. I only need to read this and then Oathbringer before I’m caught up with the series which I would love to be before the next book comes out in November.

Chainbreaker by Tara Sim

This is the sequel to Timekeeper, which I read September last year and loved and then never continued with the series. It’s stupid because I already feel like I might have to read a summary of Timekeeper before I jump into this one.

The Absolutist by John Boyne

This is mainly on here because I need to read a standalone once in a while. I can’t keep starting series. I’d love to just finish a book and not feel the pressure to pick up a sequel immediately. I’ve been in the mood for historical fiction lately, and this one sounded quite interesting.

Those were a couple of the books I hope to read in the next few months. Let me know what your reading plans are. Happy reading!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Characters I’d Follow on Social Media

“Abandon all hope ye who enter here…”

First line in American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Hi, guys and welcome to my Top Ten Tuesday post for the week. This week’s topic is so awesome: Characters I’d follow on social media. I had way too many options for this but I managed to narrow it down to 10. 

I’ve picked characters from worlds that don’t have social media (mainly fantasy books) and tried to imagine them in our real life world. For each character I’ve specified on which platform they have their account and what kind of content they post. Hope you enjoy!

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Wit (The Stormlight Archive)

Social media: Twitter

Type of content: Comedic outbursts that are often offensive. Somtimes, some profound saying that you don’t completely understand but will make you question everything you thought you knew.

Nikolai Lantsov (The Grisha Verse)

Social media: Instagram

Type of content: Mostly selfies (and who would complain) but also pictures of friends caught in embarrasing situations. The occasional political statement.

Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games)

Social media: YouTube

Type of content: Baking tutorials. Learn how to bake bread with Peeta. Also, cake decorating.

Dandelion (The Witcher)

Social media: YouTube

Type of content: Singing his own songs, often about some dude named “Geralt”. Very intriguing stuff. He also tells stories (but be aware that he will go off on a tangent quite a lot).

Magnus Bane (The Shadowhunter Chronicles)

Social media: YouTube

Type of content: A lifestyle channel. He talks about fashion, gossip and home life. Expect all kinds of guests (seriously, ALL kinds) but espcially family members. Among his followers there has for some reason been a huge demand for a specific video: The Boyfriend Tag.

Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre)

Social media: Blog

Type of content: Her own detailed life experiences. Very relevant if you’ve ever wanted to become a governess. Her blog also has a special feature called “This Month’s Creepy Marriage Proposal” (also referred to as TMCMP).

Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter)

Social media: Twitter

Type of content: Words of wisdom is the main thing you can expect from him. However, sometimes he will post something that doesn’t make sense. Not even to him.

Haymitch Abernathy (The Hunger Games)

Social media: Twitter

Type of content: Random exclamations that makes you wonder whether he was sober or not when writing it (he wasn’t). Most of them are fun but you’ll also see him question those in power in a way he probably shouldn’t.

Fred and George Weasley (Harry Potter)

Social media: YouTube

Type of content: Pranks on friends, family members and strangers. A lot of the pranks involve people eating something weird (the twins never really explain what) and then they have funny reactions. Well, fun for the people watching at least.

Tyrion Lannister (A Song of Ice and Fire)

Social media: Twitter

Type of content: Roasting people he doesn’t like. He gets very creative with his insults. He mixes it up with some serious political statements and proposals once in a while. Those are mostly ignored.

There you have my post for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic. I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun putting a post together. Now I’m just sad that none of these accounts actually exist. But oh well, I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know your favorite and who you’d follow in the comments.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Caused A Book Hangover

“When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold.”

First line in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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Hi, guys. I’m doing a Top Ten Tuesday for once. Today the topic is: The last ten books that gave me a book hangover. If you don’t know what a book hangover is, it’s basically that feeling you have after reading an amazing book and you’re convinced that you’ll never find such a good book again. At the same time you just want more of what you just read so you frantically search for similar reads but it will never be the same. 

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(When you read in public as much as I do, this happens quite frequently)

I’m not someone who experiences very serious book hangovers. Some people find they can’t read another book for a while but I can easily do that. That means that it was a little bit of a struggle for me to find 10 books for this list but I managed. Some of them are pretty old though. 

Half Lost by Sally Green (Final book in The Half Bad Trilogy) 

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (First book in The Stormlight Archive)

The Binding by Bridget Collins

 

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden (Final book in the Winternight Trilogy)

 

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman (Second book in the Arc of a Scythe trilogy)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Yes, all of them)

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

 

(And last but certainly not least)

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

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There you have 10 books that had such a huge impact on me that I couldn’t think about anything else for days and sometimes weeks or months (looking at you, A Little Life). Do you experience book hangovers often? If so, what was the book that caused the worst one? Hope you’ve had a good start to the week. Bye!

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WWW Wednesday – December 11th

“There was no warning.”

First line in The Toll by Neal Shusterman

Hi, guys. Wednesday means that my weekly update is coming right at you through WWW Wednesday. It’s a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and it’s meant to give you all a little insight into my reading this week. I’ll answer the 3 questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What did you recently finish?

Since last Wednesday I finished 2 whole books. The first one was The Toll by Neal Shusterman. I didn’t have to think too long before giving that one 5 stars. It was such a nice experience to read it and I really loved that it was a long one. I’m going to miss these characters so much, especially Grayson, but it was really nice ending so I don’t mind it too much that the series is over.

I also finished The Fever King by Victoria Lee because I had so much time to read on the train to Copenhagen this weekend. Also a really great read although my rating ended on 4 stars. It had an interesting magic system and I liked that it had a more serious and darker tone than your average YA book. I will have a full review up for this one sometime this week so look out for that.

What are you currently reading?

My current commute book is The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson and I’m a little over halfway through. I’m not really loving it which also describe my general feelings towards the entire second era of Mistborn. The only things I’m really interested in are the developements in the magic system and the lore in general. Not getting much of that in this one as of yet.

I also started Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde which I’m 18% into. I picked this one because I’m participating in the Winter Magical Readathon which is hosted by G from the BookTube channel Book Roast. Each Sunday a chapter is unlocked and based on your choices you get 1-3 reading prompts. My first prompt was to read a contemporary and Queens of Geek was available as an ebook so here we are. So far I’m enjoying it. It’s very sweet and relatable.

What do you think you’ll read next?

That’s the big question. My next prompt in the Winter Magical Readathon is to read a book with an orange cover or the word orange in the title. I’ve asked the library for Dry by Neal Shusterman because that cover was actually made for this kind of prompt. Whether the library will let me have it is another question entirely. I also just want to mention that I’m doing this readathon very casually. I get the prompts every Sunday but then I just read the books whenever I can get my hands on them (which isn’t immediately).

Another week of December is already over but I’ve loved my reading this past week. I’d love to know what you’re reading and also if you’re also participating in the Winter Magical Readathon. Have a great week.

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WWW Wednesday – December 4th

“By the time Alex managed to get the blood out of her good wool coat, it was too warm to wear it.”

First line in Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Hi, guys. Wednesday means that my weekly update is coming right at you through WWW Wednesday. It’s a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and it’s meant to give you all a little insight into my reading this week. I’ll answer the 3 questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What did you recently finish?

I just finished Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo and that was so not my kind of book. I think my rating will end on a 2.5. It’s still a book I will recommend though if you think the synopsis of it sounds amazing. It just had so many of my least favorite tropes and so it didn’t matter to me how well they were executed. Instead I was bored and annoyed with the main character.

What are you currently reading?

Now that I finished Ninth House, I’m down to 2 books. Still taking my time and savoring The Toll by Neal Shusterman. That man continues to amaze me with every page. I only have about 130 pages left and I feel ready to find out how it all ends.

I’m also still reading The Fever King by Victoria Lee. I have so many questions and I need answers. I’m hoping to read a good chunk of it this weekend because I’m going to be on a train for 6 hours to go to Copenhagen. Really hoping to finish it.

What do you think you’ll read next?

As I finished Ninth House, The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson will be my next commute book.

That was it for my reading this week. I hope your week is great so far. Until next time,

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WWW Wednesday – November 27th

“Lief, Barda and Jasmine walked through the crisp, bright morning.”

First line in The Lake of Tears by Emily Rodda

Hi, guys. Wednesday means that my weekly update is coming right at you through WWW Wednesday. It’s a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and it’s meant to give you all a little insight into my reading this week. I’ll answer the 3 questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What did you recently finish?

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. If you’ve been reading my latest WWW Wednesday posts, you know that this book hasn’t been a great reading experience. I ended up giving it 2 stars, because I never connected to the story or the writing style at all.

What are you currently reading?

All of 3 books! And I’m totally in love with two of them. First the one I’m not really into which is my current commute book: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. I had an inkling that I wouldn’t like it and it has sadly proven true so far. I’m half way through at the moment, and it actually keeps reminding me of Six of Crows in the way that it’s organized. We get a lot of backstory on the characters while the rest of the story is still going on. However, my problem is that these characters and this world… aren’t very interesting.

I’m still reading The Fever King by Victoria Lee which I’m just loving more and more. I wish I had more time to read it but I have to prioritize library books.

The most important book is saved for last: I’M READING THE TOLL! I’ve waited for The Toll by Neal Shusterman for so long, and it’s surreal to actually be reading it. I’m 250 pages in and you shouldn’t doubt the fact that I’m loving it!

What do you think you’ll read next?

If I finish anything within the next week, I’m going to pick up The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson.

That’s it for the week. I haven’t been a very active blogger this week and I’m sorry but I’m totally blaming The Toll. It has taken over my life but I don’t mind. Have a great week!