TW5 – Characters On The Naughty List

Yes, this week’s topic on Top 5 Wednesday is “characters on the naughty list”! (I’m a bit late so I’m just gonna do a quick one).

To make this list, I’ve decided to you see this as a list of people that deserves coal as Christmas presents. These are characters I met during my reading experience this year, and whose actions made them, well, not end up on the ‘Nice’ list.

I’m gonna go with just naughty characters from books I’ve read in 2017!

 

5. Loki from Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan

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Look at that smug face. Look at that little shit. In the first book he was kinda ok, pretty chill and fun villain. Then the second and third book came out. Oh what an, pardon my posh, arsehole.

4. Gwendolyn Chant from Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones

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There are two types of bad siblings; bad siblings, and Gwendolyn. I’ve read about sticks with more empathy than her. Hell I’ve read the Cain-trope characters who’re kinder to their siblings and, well, just anybody.

3. Captain Kennit from The Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb

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*Points revolver at Kennit* go near any of my precious characters, I dare you, I double dare you. *takes out a grenade from bra* Yeah touch that woman, try me.

2. Lord Asriel from His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

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His actions in the first book left me shocked, stunned, horrified and made me lose the last bit of happiness I didn’t even knew I possessed. Not okay, Lord Ass-riel.

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1. [Traitor from Words of Radiance] from Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson.

Just kidding, now I lost the last bit of happiness. There’s a reason why this guy even beat the hatred I’ve harbored for Lord Asriel. I am still in denial of what he did in this book’s later chapters, nuh-uh (and I haven’t even finished the book yet). No.  Just no.

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T5W – Bookish Things You’re a Grinch About

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme where you pick five examples for a question introduced by the host on Goodreads. This week’s topic is “Bookish things you’re a grinch about” – your bookish pet peeves.

You know, they said that I shouldn’t pick examples that makes me angry, just petty thing I don’t like. But I’m a petty person so Imma pick things that make me angry. Besides, a guy that’s so grumpy about something (christmas) that he actually steals the very thing and tries to wipe it from the face of the earth… Well, it isn’t just small pettiness.

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5. Let’s focus on the B O O B S

Alright dear male authors (plus some female authors, I see you), here’s a shocker for you – women don’t describe their boobs when describing themselves, or even just their appearance. Go ahead and describe a figure, because telling someone is “pear-shaped” or “skinny” makes anyone with 5+ brain cells understands the natural size of someone’s breasts, if you’re so interested in that. But p l e a s e stop focusing on women’s breasts. Even if it is, no especially if it is from the male gaze. Like isn’t it enough that we get sexualized when going out? Like, I understand if you write an antagonistic, creepy character who sexualizes/objectifies women’s bodies, but when you make a Male main character meet their love interest for the first time, and the first thing they describe in detail is her breasts? Please, s t o p.

4. The Bullying-Victim Main Character

Look, this isn’t some kind of pet peeve of mine when the book’s theme is about bullying and making an accurate and fair depiction of it. But when you’re just gonna shortly introduce this character like a bully victim at their school before throwing them into some kind of fantasy adventure, please don’t do this. It’s such a lazy way to try make us readers feel empathy for this character and just a slap to the face for actual bullying victims, as if a new environment makes the character completely forget everything.

3. Alpha Bitch™

Look, do we still have to discuss this trope? Plus is if you use the above pet peeve of mine and introduces the Alpha Bitch like this, haha you have me sold. Like, I will sell my soul to whoever removes this book from me. *Pulls out megaphone*  Stop Portraying Strong And Influential Women In Social Groups As Bullies.

 

2. I’m Not Like Other –

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1. Hi! I’m Your Love Interest™

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If you introduce a character solely for their purpose of being a love interest to the main or supportive character, remove them. If the love isn’t introduced naturally in your writing, it ain’t gonna be believable to your readers. People aren’t walking love interests in real life, sure you can get a crush on someone on first sight, but won’t be your soul mate and true love until after you’ve both been up together at 3 a.m. singing “Just Can’t Wait To Be King” or conquered a kingdom together and seen your enemies tremble on their knees (no there’s no in between). But, like stated, things must be built of naturally and not enforced. You can have actually created this character in order to be a love interest. But we can all tell if you’ve bent the plot in order to just hook them up. It’ll tell us the difference if you’re a good author, or a lazy author.

 

Do you agree? Disagree? Comment below with your own thoughts 🙂

 

T5W – Books Featuring Paranormal Creatures

Holaa, all right time for the weekly Top 5 Wednesday! Today we were supposed to pick a paranormal creature and list five books in which they appear, but I couldn’t decide on one, so instead, I just listed some of my favorite paranormal creatures from books.  Hope you’ll enjoy!

5. The Asirim from The Song Of The Shattered Sands by Bradley P. Beaulieu

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If there’s one creature you do not wanna meet in the street in the middle of the night, is this creature. They’re grotesque humanoid monsters that are unleashed by the kings in order to claim human sacrifices to the gods. They can also be controlled by the kings and Blad Maidens to be unleashed on the enemy, so that’s good… for them, not the enemy.

4. Lachrima from The Mapmakers Trilogy by S.E. Grove

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Featured on my previous list, but I couldn’t ignore them for this one… I just find the Lachrimas as so haunting and they seriously gave me insomnia issues. If you wonder what a Lachrima is, they’re ghost-like, but corporeal beings without faces who weep, and weep, and weep…

3. Mistwraiths from Mistborn- series by Brandon Sanderson

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Well, the image alone makes no one doubt that they’d run the other way if encountering one. Though, in fact, they’re not dangerous really, not to living creatures. They are composed of, quote “only sof soft tissue, who consume the bones of several other creatures, which they then use as their own skeleton.” *shudders*

2. Fae from The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

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In contrast to the previously mentioned entries, these I’d actually like to meet. Though I do not doubt it would cause trouble, but we’ve all got a price to pay, ey? In Cogman’s fantastic world(s), Faes are creatures of chaos that thrive on living life by-the-book. They are, so to say, living tropes from fantasy and fiction and want the world to turn fictional as well. Doesn’t sound so bad, to be honest… though the closer you get to them, the more you’ll be turning into a trope as well.

1. Daemons from Runemarks-series and The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris

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Daemons/demons are fascinating creatures born from chaos itself, the dreaming, a world parallel to the material world. Loki, a wildfire daemon, is one of the protagonists in the series and was given physical form when Odin named him and took him under his wing as his blood-brother. But his chaotic nature soon proves that a named thing is not necessarily a tamed thing… The whole concept of ‘the dreaming’ and its daemons are so fascinating, I wish I could have more of it…

T5W – Favorite Creepy Settings/Scenes

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Decided it was time to post again, and lucky me – it is Wednesday. Time for a Top 5 Wednesday! This is a weekly meme hosted by Sam over at this Goodreads group. This week’s topic is Creepy setting, but I decided to do my ‘own’ little thing and add “creepy scenes” as well, seeing as the setting doesn’t creep me out as much as what happens there.

5. The Garden Scene in The Snow Queen by H.C. Andersen

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Nothing says creepy like creepy in a kid’s book. This scene was a brief occurrence in the book that wasn’t really brought up again at all, what I can remember, but it still stuck with me. Gerda finds herself in a witch’s garden, being deprived of her memories she encounters plants that tell her different stories that don’t really make sense. Though some are beautiful, some turn out quite depressing and creepy in a way due to our inability to comprehend them, yet they leave you with a feeling that you should. I don’t know if they were even meant to be creepy, but to me as a child it was and that scene will always stick with me. But I was a pretty easy kid to scare…

4. Any scene with a Lachrima (honestly), The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove

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I listened to the audiobook of this one, and I still remember I was calmly listening to the book while trying to sleep. Then one of the characters decided to tell a little tale to our protagonists of their encounter with a “Lachrima”. This is far from a creepy book, but listening to that scene made me pause the book and turn on the night light to be able to sleep. What’s a Lachrima you might wonder? Well, in short, it’s a crying ghost-like being. Without a face.

3. The Other World from Coraline by Neil Gaiman

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Duh.

2. The Magical Land from The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

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I don’t remember if this land had any name, but just imagine Narnia, but R-rated. A lot of settings were creepy in itself (and where meant to), but even the ones that were supposed to a bit more “friendly” had something like small, scuttling flowers. Cute? They were made from the innocent children who died there.

1. The Child Thief by BROM

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Well, I find BROM being able to pull this off in every setting in his book The Child Thief. Like, even the places that the main p.o.v. describes as beautiful has some eerie feeling to it. No matter how much I wish I could travel to, like ANY, fantasy book – this does not make the list. I haven’t finished the book yet, but I doubt I’ll change my opinion. If you’re looking for dark fantasy, you’ve come to the right place.

 

Do you agree/disagree with any? Curious about any listed? Have you done this meme yourself? Then what are you doing, comment! ❤

 

T5W – Books To Read Without The Synopsis

Time for my first Top 5 Wednesday after about three months! This week’s topic is actually very interesting, as almost every book I’ve read without synopsis (or I read when I forgot the synopsis) has turned out so much more exciting. I love reading a book that I remember was about something good, but I can’t remember what. Also I recommend you to just read the beginning of the synopsis, the first sentence – but nothing more. Ex. with The Final Empire “What if the Dark Lord won?”.

So here’s my recommendations for books you should dwelve into with no idea of what to expect!

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So these are my recommendations! Have you ready any of these and agree/disagree? Have you yourself done a T5W post about books to read without knowing the synopsis? Comment! ❤

T5W – Ravenclaw Book (Characters)

Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.

This week’s topic so happens to be books that represent your Hogwarts house. However, I decided to do my own little thing and instead pick characters that would share the same Hogwarts house. That’s because I have a confession, and that is that I haven’t read Harry Potter… I know, shame. But that series is so hyped that it is the most intriguing to me. But I’ll get to it, one day… So it was pretty hard to pick books that would fit, so instead I chose to pick characters (from books, although some may count as books for Ravenclaws).

I did the test like twice before, and got Ravenclaw (if I remember correctly). Did the test now again, and got Ravenclaw again, so I trust that’s my house. Plus, I relate  a lot to this house since I’ve always had a deep love for learning, science and discovery, plus creativity and individuality (like when I was little I always wanted to do something that was uncommon here). So it’s little surprise that I mostly relate to characters who’re Ravenclaw or share traits with the house.

Top 5 Wednesday is hosted by Sam and Lainey on this Goodreads group.

5. Jack from The Pillars of The Earth by Ken Follett

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“Nevertheless, the book gave Jack a feeling he had never had before, that the past was like a story, in which one thing led to another, and the world was not a boundless mystery, but a finite thing that could be comprehended. ”

Jack is clearly Ravenclaw. He has a desire for any kind of knowledge, just for the sake of knowledge, and a deep desire to create something original and magnificent. He’s intelligent by nature, but was underestimated as a child due to his somewhat ‘absent’ look and appearance (which is another trait he shares with many of his fellow Ravenclaws).

4. Hoid from The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson

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“The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think but to give you questions to think upon.”

There are several worthy Ravenclaw candidates in this book, so I’m doing a little ‘honorary mention’ here (as I don’t want to mention the same book twice) and that goes to the royal cousins Jasnah and Renarin Kholin, who are both awesome. But I chose to go with Hoid as he is not only one of my favorite characters of Sanderson’s books, but also as he represents most of his books.

Probably Sanderson’s most mysterious character, he would have actually made it to the 2nd place had it not been for that we actually don’t know enough to properly sort him. He could probably go as much into Slytherin (especially after his little “warning” speech to Dalinar near the end of WoR) but for the most part, he reveals traits that fit within the Ravenclaw house. His alias is a hint for the start, but the way he acts and talks makes him sound very “Ravenclawy”. He says intelligent and witty comments, his words usually hide a much deeper, secret meaning and wisdom. Not to mention the fact that Hoid loves to philosophy whenever he gets the chance (and with anyone). And although we don’t know whose side he’s on (if anyone’s), he’s not shown to be villainous or manipulative of the others (he’s actually more “maneuvering” in his behavior to get people to do what he wants, and that actually helps them).

Plus don’t forget that Hoid slanders other characters in both books for sacrificing other people like resources for their personal ambition, which is a very Slytherin trait. Just because you might have a secret agenda or ambition doesn’t mean one automatically becomes a Slytherin. Many examples show that the sorting hats sort after who we want to be as much as who we are.

3. Lord Henry from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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“Pleasure is the only thing worth having a theory about,” he answered in his slow melodious voice. “But I am afraid I cannot claim my theory as my own. It belongs to Nature, not to me. Pleasure is Nature’s test, her sign of approval. When we are happy, we are always good, but when we are good, we are not always happy.”

The cynical and manipulative Lord Henry may appear as the typical popular Slytherin student, but when analyzing his character (which I actually had to do for an essay), one will realize that he’s actually a Ravenclaw.

Lord Henry shows a philosophic and scientific interest in humanity’s darker nature, but never acts on it himself. He lacks any ambition nor, as stated, any desire to act out what he says or just any goal with what he does. Instead, he charms himself and his immoral ideas into other people’s heads with witty and philosophical comments, then proceeds to observe them like a scientist observing a lab-rat.

In that way, Lord Henry demonstrates the more villainous traits (although he’s not exactly a villain in the book) of a Ravenclaw who just happens to have gone too far. From the mind of a Ravenclaw, his character is very interesting to analyze…

2. Faith from The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

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“She had always believed deep down that science would not judge her, even if people did.”

Faith’s deep love for discovery and science makes her a clear candidate for the Ravenclaw house. She’s also feeling a bit of an outsider due to this love that is not considered ‘proper’ for a girl in her time period, but Ravenclaw house is famous for accepting and welcoming the little “odd” ones. Although she later demonstrates traits that could fit her into Slytherin, Faith is still a Ravenclaw at heart.

1. Raptor Red from Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker

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A pair of fierce but beautiful eyes look out from the undergrowth of conifers. She is an intelligent killer…”

Yes, the first place for a Ravenclaw goes to a raptor. But there’s a reason for that.

For her, the Ravenclaw traits are the very thing that’s vital for her life. She’s an intelligent killer who uses her experiences to survive, but also highly developed problem solving and creativity. The Utahraptor exhibits the Ravenclaw traits at their “core”, why they are important for beings to survive and, most importantly, develop.

 

What are your picks for this week’s theme? Got any editions of your own? Agree or disagree on how I sorted any character? Comment below! ❤

 

 

 

TW5 – Favorite Minor Characters

Time for Top 5 Wednesday! The theme for this week is awesome, namely to pick our favorite minor characters. I love minor characters that leave an impression on you, characters that, despite not being main or even supporting, ends up with such vivid personalities. I chose to pick characters that only appears once or just a few times, not reoccurring ‘background characters’ (ex. the Stoll brothers from the Percy Jackson series). They’re just someone who happens to be at the right (wrong most of the time) place at the right (wrong) time and are therefore included a short while in the story.

But they’re brief appearans can make you wish the author made a spin-off series for them.

5. The Fish Seller from Runelight by Joanne Harris

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You guys remember the Cabbage Man from Avatar, right? This guy is basically him (although sadly, he only had one appearance). Here’s a question for you; if you see a horse eating your fish and then turning into a giant snake, do you a) run away b) scream and hide, or c) grab onto the serpent and demand to get your fish back? If your answer is c), then you share something in common with this guy.

4. The Party Ponies South Florida Chapter from The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

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Deus ex machina done right, the Party Ponies appearance at the climax really kills it (in, you know, the good way). The group of centaurs simply swoops in and rescues Percy, Annabeth and Tyson by attacking the enemy with paintball guns and arrows with boxing gloves attached to the point. Although they only appear one more time in the books, they are not easily forgotten.

3. Grievous Bodily Harm, Cruelty to Animals, Things Not Working Properly Even After You’ve Given Them A Good Thumping But Secretly No Alcohol Lager, and Really Cool People from Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

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If you haven’t read the book, I guess you are in need of an explanation. Do you remember hearing about the four riders of the apocalypse? Well meet the self-employed four extra bikers of the apocalypse. These guys were a(nother) hilarious asset to the novel. They are definitely not the only minor characters you will remember, but I chose them because they are actually not at all relevant to the plot, yet they’re there and deliver. Their ending had me crying of laughter.

2. The Cheating Woman from The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

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You know the scenes when the two partners-in-crime are executing their grand plan. They’re climbing up the building, setting up, etc. Well, sometimes it ain’t that simple. It’s not your nemesis or their associate that stops you, you just happened to have the ill-luck to climb up the wrong window… Jean and Locke happens to have just that luck. Discovered by a woman and her supposed husband, who starts climbing after them, what would have been a simply start to their mission takes quite a turn. As they manage to ‘defeat’ the man and climb into the window of the woman,  suddenly the door bursts open and they think the man has somehow managed to quickly climb the stairs, it is instead revealed to be another man. This man thinks his wife is cheating on him with Jean and Locke (though she isn’t with

Discovered by a woman and her supposed husband, who starts climbing after them, what would have been a simply start to their mission takes quite a turn. As they manage to ‘defeat’ the man and climb into the window of the woman,  suddenly the door bursts open and they think the man has somehow managed to quickly climb the stairs, it is instead revealed to be another man. This man thinks his wife is cheating on him with Jean and Locke (though she isn’t with them) she denies it and runs shrieking to her husband that he should protect her. When Jean manages to defeat her husband too, the woman suddenly shouts “Yes! Now throw him out of the window!”.

She has only one appearance, we don’t even learn of her name, yet she puts a hilarious twist on what would have been a simple window climbing.

1. The Stick from Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

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Yes, the first place goes to a stick. It is only the master writer Brandon Sanderson who can give such strong characteristics to a single stick who only repeats one line.

Shallan, wet and cold, tries to create fire (using a special form of ‘magic’) by convincing a stick into turning into fire. Unluckily for her, she manages to pick the most stubborn stick on the entire planet. It’s so stubborn and self-aware that not even the powers of God can stop it. Shallan, who has struggled through countless of traumas and difficulties, even she gives up when facing the stick. 

“You want to burn”

“I am a stick”

“Think how much fun it would be?”

“I am a stick”

“Stormlight,” Shallan Said. “You could have it all! All that I’m holding.”

A pause. Finally, “I am a stick”

“Sticks need stormlight. For… things…” Shallan blinked away tears of fatigue.

“I am-”

“- a stick” Shallan said.

 

 

 

 

T5W – Favorite Fictional Mothers

Hi guys, time for another Top 5 Wednesday post! I didn’t feel like doing this week’s theme due to not really having much to contribute with. The theme was ‘summer reads’ from the Goodreads group and I can just remember like 1? I really don’t read contemporary (like, very rarely) so I have no books that really makes me think of summer. And because it was recently mother’s day, I thought to do a ‘favorite fictional (book) moms’ theme instead 🙂

5. Ellen from The Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follett

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An awesome mom and an awesome woman, Ellen is not afraid to tell, or demonstrate, to people what she thinks of them. Although I am a bit (very) salty about the instalove Follett wrote her to Tom Builder, I still love her as a character.

4. Ethel Parson/… from Runelight by Joanne Harris

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Ethel Parson becomes the (un)official mom to all the aesir and vanir and so on. For example, even though she has no reason to show Loki much care, she scolds the aesir and vanir company when they at a point leave him behind, like a mother scolding her children for being mean to a sibling. But she is also not to be underestimated…

3. Sally Jackson from Percy Jackson and The Olympians by Rick Riordan

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Sally has gone through hell, even lived with an abusive asshole for over a decade just to ensure her son’s protection. But she still stays strong and positive and always supports her son. But she isn’t all just a mom who drives her son to a battle, but has proven several time to have steel hiding behind the silk.

2. Ronica Vestrit from The Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb

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An intelligent and powerful woman who is ready to go through any lengths to protect her family and ensure their safety. She may not be perfect (at first), but her character perfectly executes how we learn as much from our children. Her stubbornness is so strong, that if she were to stare down death, it would blink first.

1. Navani Kholin from The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson

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She is beauty, she is grace. She will destroy the conception of the meaninglessness of a woman aged.

An outstanding character, Navani Kholin is the king’s mother who proves that women are more than just the family role they are prescribed. She does really love and care for her children, but she is also a clever politician, a great scholar and proves that you are never too old for romance.

T5W – Books As Event Themes

Hi guys how are you? Time for a Top 5 Wednesday again, with this week’s theme as “book as event themes” hosted on this Goodreads group. To be honest, it wasn’t so hard to pick out which books would serve best – I may have done my own little planning (in my head). Well, here we go;

5. The Reckoners trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

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Imagine getting a card for a party where, about the theme, it says: “Villains have taken over! Dress up like you’re ready to defeat a super villain. Unless of course, you are the villain”. A modern superhero-supervillain theme will always make for a great party theme!

4. Shakespeare – theme

There are so many great ways one could use this theme. All from just being dressed in black caring a skull (“Alas, poor Yorick…”) to… well, pretty much any character, or prop. Could also make for some hilarious situations as Romeo gets drunk and starts hitting on Gertrude.

3. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

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2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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1. All Books set in Rick Riordan’s Universe of gods

As a huge fan, of course this would be my no. 1. But imagine what creative ways people could dress up as either demigods from camp half-blood, camp jupiter or hotel valhalla. Or maybe as a valkyrie or a hunter of artemis? Or why not a magician from the house of life, hosting a god? Then imagine all the creative drinks and food one could make. Sign me up.

 

T5W – Authors You Want To Read More From

Finally time for another Top 5 Wednesday! I missed the last week’s topic due to essays I needed to work on, but this week is pretty calm so I have more time blog 😀

This week’s topic is sponsored by Sam and Lainey over on this Goodreads group, and is about authors I want to read more from, authors from which I’ve only read one or few books from and need to read more. Because of that I won’t pick authors I want to read from but haven’t yet, but instead those I’ve already read from and want more.

Honestly, this was kind of tough. When I discover a new other that I love *cough* Brandon Sanderson *cough* I will devour all their books. But, luckily, I came up with some :D!

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5. William Shakespeare

I’ve only read his play Hamlet, and fell in love. I really hadn’t expected that, but hey that’s wonderful! I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on another copy of one of his plays :D!

4. C.S. Lewis

I’ve read/listened to two of his Narnia books (The Magician’s Nephew and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe) and both were magical reads. I love his writing style, his world-building, his characters… Plan on listening to the audio book of the third Narnia book sometime soon!

3. Victoria/V.E. Schwab

I loved Vicious and I seriously have no idea why I haven’t read more from her. A Darker Shade of Magic sounds like something I’d love, but I just haven’t got my hands on a copy and that’s the only reason, I guess. Definitely need to read more from her.

2. Terry Pratchett

Well, I’ve only read the novel he did with Neil Gaiman, Good Omens, and that is honestly the book with Gaiman that I love the most. Ever since I found out about the Discworld series I have been quite intimidated, but after finishing Good Omens, I think I’ll love Pratchett’s writing. I have the first book to start soon, though I know that most people say that you should skip the first two, I plan on reading the first and then skip to another. Just to get some background facts and such 😀

1. Robin Hobb

Aaaand no. 1 place goes to Robin Hobb! I’ve read The Liveship Traders and gave each book 5 stars on Goodreads, I just LOVED everything about them. Why did it take me so much time to read them? I have no doubt that Hobb will be my new Sanderson (jk, no one will replace his books but they will stand on equal footing). I plan on going to town and just buy all her Elderling books in one go, or at least a whole trilogy. If you haven’t read any Hobb books, what are you waiting for?? Go annd read them!

So! These were my picks for this week’s topic, do you agree with any or already read them? Which authors would you like to read more? Comment below! If you’ve done this meme, I’d love to see your picks 😀 ❤