Top Ten Tuesday: 8 Books I Feel Differently About Now

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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:

Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed (less love, more love, complicated feelings, indifference, thought it was great in a genre until you became more well read in that genre etc.)

So here it is, 8 books that I feel a little different about now than when I read them.


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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Everyone Loves But I Don’t

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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:

Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get or Ten Characters I LOVE But Others Seem To Dislike

I’m doing characters that I don’t like as much as other people seem to ;).


1. Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter)

I honestly don’t get this one. Sure, the kid is highly influenced by his family and stuff, but I don’t see any redeeming qualities in him… sorry.

   

 


2. Professor Snape (Harry Potter)

This one is tricky, because I DO like Snape, I just don’t LOVE him. I don’t think that what he did deserves that much love, to be honest… he wasn’t a nice person. He was a guy who did what he did because he loved someone. If Harry was anyone else’s son, he would have died in the first year.


3. Scarlet Benoit (The Lunar Chronicles)

Again, it’s not that I don’t like Scarlet, I just don’t get overly excited about her… except in Winter, she kicked ass in Winter.

  

  


4. Nehemia Ytger (Throne of Glass)

I never felt strongly for her… NEVER! Not even in that moment in Crown of Midnight. I appreciated that she had a responsibility and that she tried to do good by her people and by Celaena, but I thought her methods were wrong.

  


5. John Ambrose McClaren (P.S.: I Still Love You)

I kind of get why people have some trouble with Peter, but I had a lot of problem with John!! Why was he freaking even there? As good as he might have been to Lara Jean, she belonged with Peter and John should have stayed the hell away.

  


6. Aristotle (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe)

Ari annoyed me so much at times. He was a good character, but I honestly couldn’t deal with him at some points, and I think this is why I didn’t enjoy the book as much as some people did.

  


7. Maia Roberts (The Mortal Instruments)

By the last book I found her quite nice and tolerable, but for most of the time I just dreaded her POVs. Also, her whole think with Jordan? Sad and I didn’t like it… I liked him.

   


8. Penny (Girl Online)

To be totally honest, Penny was not the only one I had problems with during this book, I had a huge problem with the book itself. Still, Penny irritated me to no end when she thought her best friend was the one responsible for the scandal, without even giving him the benefit of the doubt.

  


9. Lola Nolan (Lola and the Boy Next Door)

Again, it’s not that I don’t like Lola, because I do, she’s funny and sweet. But I had a lot of problems with her during the book, especially until the last third or so. She had a weird temper, and she wanted to be a grown up, without having any idea what it meant.

   


10. Jacob Black (Twilight)

This one should come as no surprise. Jacob NO! No no no!

Book Traveling Thursdays: A book I’m thankful for

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Hello, welcome back to another Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. The goal is to share the covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group, indicating the original cover, the one of your country, your favorite and least favorite.

This week’s theme is “It’s Thanksgiving Time! Choose a book you’re thankful for“. So today I’m going a little out of the box, and with that I mean, I pick Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Now, hold your horses, ok? I don’t get the sentiment of shame and disdain that this book arouses. I’m extremely thankful for Twilight and let me tell you why: I was always a sporadic reader, in my late teens and early 20’s I read adult books, but I was never IN LOVE with reading. Until one day, when I had returned from my first stay in Barcelona, and my sister, mom and grandmother made me watch a vampire movie! I was hooked! I borrowed Twilight from my grandma, then I had to go out the next day and buy New Moon, and so on and so on. And then I went on Amazon and bought the set-box in english, and then I proceeded to read (for the first time) the 4 books in english. A month later I was buying my 7 Harry Potter books, and since then I haven’t stopped reading.

So, thank you Twilight, for making YA books explode, and for revealing to me the joy of reading, of staying until 4 a.m. reading because I just couldn’t put a book down… that’s what Twilight did for me.


Original COver:

I think that this is one of the most recognizable covers ever, right? I like this one 😉 !

COVER FROM MY COUNTRY (PORTUGAL) & COVER FROM THE COUNTRY I LIVE IN (SPAIN):

                   

Well, this book exists in every language! Here you have the Portuguese edition, the Spanish movie tie-in edition and the catalan edition. I’m not a fan of this movie tie-in, they look so weird on this picture.

Favorite COVER(s):

                                                 

I really like this two covers, the original one, and the white edition that came out in 2010. So pretty.

LEAST FAVORITE COVER(s):

   

Now onto some bad covers… First of is the UK first edition, and OMFG, what is going on there? It’s so ugly! Then it’s the Czech, which isn’t all that bad, but it’s really weird. Of course that the Russian cover HAD to me here, right? And last, but not least, it’s the Thai edition, which could have been a pretty cover, but it’s not…

Honorable Mention:

I’m not sure if this Indonesian edition had a bad or good cover. Well, it’s good because it’s kind of pretty, but on the other hand, it has absolutely nothing to do with the plot or story, and Bella isn’t even blonde!

Musical Connections #5

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Hello! I missed this last week, because I was in Portugal and I had virtually no time to do anything – though I still managed to post everyday through some sort of miracle!

This week I’ll tell you about a Music/Movie connection that everyone (who has seen the movie) does for sure, because, honestly, how could you not? I’m talking about Supermassive Black Hole from Muse and Twilight, specifically, the baseball scene from Twilight.

Come on… put your hands up if each time this music pops up, you start playing the whole scene in your head… I know I do, I especially like the moment when Jasper is playing with his bat – so sexy!

#TackleTBR: Bookish Scavenger Hunt!

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Hello people! I’m doing my second challenge for the Tackle your TBR Read-a-thon! Today’s challenge is hosted by Jess @Princessica of Books and it’s an ultimate bookish scavenger hunt.

I’ll give you a set of categories and you scavenge your bookshelves finding books that fit into those categories! Pretty simple and super fun 🙂.

A 2015 Debut Author’s Book!

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera were two amazing debuts this year.

Books that You Have Read at Least Twice!

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I’ve read the Twilight series and the Harry Potter series at least twice… 😉

A Cover-Lust Book (a book that has a beautiful cover)!

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I couldn’t really talk about gorgeous covers without including Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi, which is probably the most beautiful cover I own. Other covers that I love are My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

A Book You Always Recommend!

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Why haven’t you read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell or Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli? GO read them right NOW! This two books are amazing, and I’m always half-tempted to pick any of them up and re-read them…

Something on Your Bookshelf That is Not a Book!

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I love my Hermione wand…

A Book That Has A Kick- Ass Butt Female Protagonist!

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The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas has the amazing Celaena (though I like her new name better… my “Fire-breathing bitch-queen”). Then in The Wrath and The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh there’s the amazing Shazi. And Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is pretty amazing as well.