Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Characters that I would give Halloween a chance for

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Halloween themed freebie — your choice (ie. 10 best ghost stories, 10 things that scare you in books, 10 literary Halloween costumes, 10 vampire novels, 10 books that WILL scare you, 10 non-scary books for Halloween, 10 scariest covers, etc.)

I don’t do Halloween, like, at all. I don’t read scary books, I don’t watch scary movies, I don’t dress up or go out partying. I don’t do any of those things. So this week I decided to name 10 characters that I would totally do the Halloween thing for, or, people who are so cool that I would totally like to dress up as them.


1. Cath (Fangirl)

True, it wouldn’t be exactly hard to dress up as Cath, but it would be a blast. Cath is so relatable, that if I raid my closet I would probably have everything I needed to “be” her. (source)

2. Tessa Gray (The Infernal Devices)

Dressing up as any Shadowhunter would be great, but I have a soft spot for Tessa Gray’s clothes 😉 . (source)

3. Aelin Ashryver Galathynius (Throne of Glass Series)

Celaena’s clothes are all amazing, but I love her tunics and pants, and that dress from Queen of Shadows? With the Dragon? WOW!!! (source)

4. Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter series)

Dressing up as a student from Hogwarts would already be pretty great, but Luna is just special. (source)

5. Feyre (A Court of Thorns and Roses)

Feyre is a bit kickass, I mean, she gets to wear some gorgeous clothes – though not dresses at first – and she has a bow and arrows, so she has a Katniss vibe going on as well… (source)

6. Dahlia Moss (The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss)

I read this book recently (and loved it) and Dahlia just wears the most ridiculous things sometimes… I mean, a jigglypuff hat?!

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7. Shahrzad (The Wrath and the Dawn)

Shazi just has the most amazing set of clothes (and husband), so I would totally dress like her for one day… though I suspect that I would be thoroughly embarrassed by the amount of skin showing…

8. Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)

Does this need an explanation? (source)

9. Eleanor (Eleanor & Park)

I love Eleanor’s style, she’s so unique, and I love her so much, that I would totally be her for one day (if her family didn’t come attached). (source)

10. Professor McGonagall (Harry Potter series)

I’ve mentioned before that I think McGonagall rocks, and I would totally dress up as her for Halloween 😀 .

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3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge (2): Day 2

Welcome back for day 2 of my second 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. Thanks again to THE BIBLIOTHÈQUE for tagging me to do this again! (Thank you so much THE BIBLIOTHÈQUE!!!)

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Here are the three days of my first Challenge: day 1, day 2 and day 3. And here is the quote from yesterday!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

The second quote is from one of my favorite authors, Cassandra Clare – which I realized I should have posted yesterday, because it was her birthday!!! Here I could have picked a whole lot of quotes, heck, I could make a book out of it, but I went with Clockwork Princess, because is so beautiful, and with a quote that I think defines perfectly well the most perfect love triangle that I ever read (warning, if you have not yet read CP2, you might want to not be SPOILED!).

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I will only say this: Tessa is one lucky lady!


I will nominate:

Once again, only do this if you like, but it’s so much fun. 🙂 See you tomorrow for day 3!

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

And it’s Tuesday again! The Top Ten Tuesday theme this week is “Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds“, which surprisingly was harder than I thought to come up with 10. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. So, without further ado…

Top Ten Tuesday

1. Cath – Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Cath is the ultimate book nerd, she not only loves to read, but she loves to live inside their world. And Cath reading to Levi is the cutest thing ever.

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2. Celaena – Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

The girl loves a good book, even more than she loves killing (I hope)!

“I can survive well enough on my own — if given the proper reading material.”

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3. Dorian – Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

The second bookworm in this series is Prince Dorian. Come on, the Prince has a library in his room and it is said several times that he was born more of a reader than a fighter. And it’s so cute that he has books at the ready to send Celaena when she asks for books.

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4 & 5. Tessa and Will – The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

These two are such bookworms. She spends all her time surrounded by books and he knows the books by heart.

“One must always be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

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6. Hermione Granger – Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

This one is mandatory. I bet not one single person is going to leave Hermione out of this list, am I right? Come on, at 11 the girl read the school manuals before even setting foot at the school.

7. Dante – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Dante loves to read and shares his love for books with Aristotle. It’s also very cute.

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8. Luke – The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Luke has a bookstore, which is kind of cool. Also, he’s one of my favorite characters from the Shadowhunters chronicles :).

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9. Elizabeth Bennet – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

True that Jane Austen tell us that for a woman to be accomplished she has to read and to all these other stuff, but Lizzie really did enjoy reading.

10. Catherine Morland – Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Other of Austen’s heroines that loved to spend a good deal of time with her nose in a book, especially if they were sordid and scandalous…

The Infernal Devices…farewell

Today I finished reading The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Princess… man, what an emotional ride this last book has been, I spent most of its final third trying not to openly cry on the subway, and still having to have a tissue at hand because sometimes I was not successful… DAMN!!! Warning, there will be spoilers ahead, just so you know…

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I love The Mortal Instruments, but I love everyone on The Infernal Devices… it’s weird, I know. Having started with TMI, it’s funny and exhilarating to find all the clues to stuff that will come to light in the latter books. As I said, I pretty much love everyone on TID – and though I like most of everyone in TMI, the feeling just isn’t as strong.

Let’s start with the main trio, Tessa and Will and Jem are a breath of fresh air when it comes to love triangles, because they truly are a love triangle – everyone loves each other. Cassandra Clare handled it beautifully, allowing for both boys to get the girl, just at different times in their lives… it’s just a pity that Will and James didn’t have the same opportunity.

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I have to admit that I love Jem more, therefore I will always root for Jessa, but I also love Will and Tessa, so the ending was terribly satisfying, especially the bit Cassandra wrote on her blog.

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The supporting characters are great. I have written before on how much I love Henry and Charlotte and by the end of the third book I felt even more admiration for them – even more knowing and understanding some bits and pieces of Jocelyn and Clary’s personalities… Fairchild’s all the way – with Branwell’s hair.

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Sophie was just brilliant, here it is, a girl scarred for life but that can still see and find the light, and Gideon Lightwood, who by all standards should be an uptight boy, but instead falls in love with a servant, a scarred servant by the way… and then there’s the whole scones business and the “proposing” without talking to her first… poor guy…

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Cecily Herondale was a surprise for me. When she first got there I wasn’t so sure about her (given how much I disliked Jessamine), but she stayed and loved it, and was always able to get under Will’s skin and that was always fun to read. She even managed to turn Gabriel Lightw(orm)ood around – what a little prick he was before the whole business of killing his worm father… The longest I read about Cecy, the more I could see some of her in Isabelle – and though at first I was a little put down that the modern Lightwood’s are not Sophie and Gideon’s descendants, this lightened that up a bit – Isabelle is so much like Cecily and poor Alec inherited the inability to make romantic advances from both Gabriel and Gideon, so…

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Then there’s Magnus… oh Magnus Bane… he will always be my favorite, no matter in which century he is, or with whom he’s sleeping at the time, or if he still doesn’t wear glitter! You have to admit that the way he was at awe with Henry’s inventions was pretty darn cute. And the fact that he caught Will and Tessa after the fact was so Magnus!

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And why is it then when I think of Bridget I envision this (but with a long sword instead of a bow and arrow)?!

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The villain turned out to be a pretty good one, with “sound” reasoning’s and a well thought out plan – too bad for Tessa, right?!

I will miss Victorian London and the Shadowhunters of the Institute, now I am looking forward to finish reading TMI: City of Heavenly Fire, and then to the sequels of each… The Dark Artifices and The Last Hours. Hoping we get to see more of Tessa’s life with Jem =).

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