Super Sim Challenge #19

She Said Yes!!!

Honestly there was no doubt in Lily’s mind that G would say yes to Ezra. I mean the two of them were always so cute and cuddly. You know that lovey dovey grossness that young people seem to be doing these days. Regardless Lily is super happy and excited for teh two.

Lily offered the youngsters to pay for the wedding, on one condition. Walk the dog. Chesnut has been barking and carrying on all morning and it was an easy compromise.

As per G’s orders, it was to be a small wedding at a museum a few towns over in Willow Creek. Just close friends and family. Even though G was being a bride-zilla Lily couldn’t complain. After Paolo and her failed attempt at dating she hadn’t made many friends and the small precession was definitely a welcome sight.

Don’t ask me why but for some reason all of the guests danced the entire duration of the wedding.

With a kiss to seal the deal, G and Ezra were married. Happy for them both Lily had one more gift for the newlyweds. The house! Figuring it was time to follow another aspiration, the home didn’t suit Lily’s ideas anymore. So instead of moving, or kicking out the couple, Lily decided to give them the house.

The original plan was for there to be an open all paid for bar. But every sim has their limits when it comes to what they will and will not spend.

With the newlywed happy in their own home, it was time for Lily to move out. Thinking that Chesnut will be better left with the two young sims, Lily moved to the Island in Windenberg alone.

But for a small abode, Lily is definitely not complaining and is in love with her new found alone time. Rather quickly however, she did get a little lonely. But she doesn’t know whether she would like a human or animal companion.

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How Well Do I Know My Books Tag/Challenge

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So the way I did this challenge was to use 2 number generators. 1 for which shelf and another for which book. I don’t have a large following on any social media platform so this was the easiest way for my lonely but.

I also understand that this challenge and these answers will be based entirely on trust. As you cannot see what I am doing. So the way I have complete this challenge is by writing all my answers based on the prompt. Then I have gone back in later and added in images. All of the answers will not be changed, so sorry for my poor english.

This challenge was created by Jesse over at Jessethereader on youtube. You can find the original video and all of the challenges here and I hope you enjoy.

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20494169Without looking at the description, tell us what the book is about!

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

In this book you follow Rincewind as he tries to survive his companion Twoflower [?] the tourist. Throughout the book they meet various characters and trials. Oh and there is a magic chest that like to eat people I am pretty sure.

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Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Science Fiction

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Without looking at the book, tell us what is on the cover!

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Tessa Grey in a dress … Okay so I missed a lot of detail on this one!

Without looking it up, what is the main character’s name822993?

A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin

Daenerys, Tyrion, Ned, Arya … some other people

381817Without looking, name a side character!

False Gods by Graham McNeill

Horus and Little Horus …. I honestly don’t remember there are so many characters in this series it isn’t funny. I think Nurgle is mentioned at one point in either this book or the first one.

Guess how many pages the book has without looking! (If you guess 25 below or 25 18517479above the number, you can count it as a win!)

Divergent by Veronica Roth

423 … oddly specific I know but it is a guess at least

– 487 –

Okay so way off!

1162543Without looking it up, what rating did you give this book? If you land on a book you haven’t read, pick a new set of numbers.

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

4?

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Neon Genesis Evangelion 3-in-1 Volume 3 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

Japan Tokyo I am pretty sure. More specifically I think Tokyo 3

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Horus Rising by Dan Abnett

THE EMPEROR

Okay so besides the humans, which are never really talked about. The Primarchs are the only characters in this series that I am actually pretty sure whose lineage is mentioned.

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Without looking at the hardback, what color is the book under the dust jacket?34564720

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Illustrated Edition by J K Rowling and Illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill

Dark Blue – this book doesn’t even have a dust jacket

23395680Without looking, is there anything on the hardback? Like an imprint or an image of some sort?

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

I think there is writing on it … well the title is definitely printed on the front

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Without taking the dust jacket off, what is the color of the font on the hardback?26114135

All the Ugly and Wonderful Thing by Bryn Greenwood

White … none of my hardcovers have the dust jackets on them except for the illuminae files and Aurora Rising so this was very easy ….

34503674Without looking do the chapters have titles or are they just numbered?

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

numbered? I don’t actually know because I didn’t read the edition that I have on my shelves

I think I get half points because they are numbered and titled

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Skulduggery Pleasnat The Faceless Ones by Derek Landy

No? I know I am totally sure of my answers

39965099Without looking, does this book have any author blurbs on the front cover?

Still Just Kidding by Cassandra Calin

I am pretty sure that this one doesn’t as it was a kickstarter book.

Look at me guessing all of these things right … for now!

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S by J J Abrams and Doug Dorst

Well this one is an annoying book. From memory the sleeve has the description not the book. Because the book is something completely different. … If you know this book this may or may not make sense to you.

It is always a massive relief when you get something right!

15842677Without looking, does this book have an author photo?

Adventure Time Encyclopaedia by Martin Olson

Nope, definitely not!

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23309731Without looking it up, is this author using a pen name?

Rosario + Vampire Season II Volume 14 by Akihisa Ikeda

I have heard of very few manga that is written/illustrated by a mangaka with a pen name. So I would have to say no to this one.

I mean google is saying nothing in regards to it so I think it is safe to say that no it’s not a pen name.

18775473Without peaking, what POV is this book written in? 1st or 3rd?

Rosario + Vampire Season II Volume 13 by Akihisa Ikeda

First of all, google where is your sense of variety and randomness? It’s in the name “random number generator”. 

Being a manga I would say that it would have to be in 3rd person. Unless I don’t actually remember what third person is. Well everyone is referred to by name and the reader is an outside onlooker, so 3rd?

11788811Without looking are there any pictures or graphics in this book?

A Clash of Kings by George R R Martin

I believe that there are maps at the front of the book and a version of the house sigils in the back for the character glossary. But during the book there is nothing.

10025305Without looking, does it have an epilogue?

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

I know that Cassandra Clare likes her epilogues but does she include them in books other than the finalies….I don’t think so. So my answer for this one is no.

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Rosario + Vampire Season II Volume 14 by Akihisa Ikeda

Seriously google what do you have going on with that shelf?

This is the final volume in a 2 season manga series, so if there is a prologue I will be extremely shocked.

And that would be a no, but it did have an epilogue which I didn’t remember.

11788811Without looking, is this book signed?

A Clash of Kings by George R R Martin

This random number generator is making it look like I don’t have that many books. 

This one is definitely easy as I only have on book signed by the authors. This is not that book.

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above or below
them or none at all?

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Come on memory don’t fail me now! I am going to a definite no that this book does not have any design around the numbers.

And the verdict is …. No they do not!

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17860739Without looking, do the chapter headers have designs on them?

S by J J Abrams and Doug Dorst

You’re not helping my case random number generator!

You are really testing my knowledge challenge. I will say definitively no that these chapters don’t have designs.

So actually looking in the book the only designs were added “later” chronologically in the book.

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Neon Genesis Evangelion 3-in-1 Volume 1 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

Being a manga I don’t think that this would even have acknowledgements. Maybe if it was the final volume. But for the sake of the question if this book does have acknowledgements they are in the back.

Well my original hypothesis was correct and there were no acknowledgements in this volume.

283492Without looking, what year was this book published?

Der Mond by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

2005?

You have to be kidding me right! – 2006! –

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428263Without looking, what year did you read this book?

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Okay so my thought process for this one is that I finished the series this year so that must mean that I read this one last year.

– 2018 –

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2019 Goals Check In

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Time to keep the mid year check in with a review of my 2019 goals. I haven’t looked at these since I originally made that post so it will be interesting to see how I am going with them. I will follow the order of the original post and even include snippets from it so I don’t sounds like a complete nutter.

Reading Goals
I have found that attempting various challenges in both read-a-thons and year long challenges as proved rather fun. Which means that this year I will be doing it all again. So my reading goals include:

  • Finish as many series as possible – 12 for the year would be totally awesome
  • Complete the ABC challenges – author and title editions
  • Complete the ‘Around the year in 52 books’
  • Participate in read-a-thons – but don’t get stressed out, university is a thing!
  • Reread at least 12 books

“Finish as many series as possible”, well this one was rather open and I did include a potential goal that was okay for me not to reach. Currently I have completed 3 series and I honestly don’t want to say how many more I have started.

“Complete the ABC Challenges”, I first attempted this challenge in 2018 and for a passive challenge it was interesting to see the variety of books that I was able to read. For both title and author I am roughly half way through the list and have written down various options for the other half. Title – 15/26|Author – 13/26

“Complete the ‘Around the year in 52 books.'” Why did I use such strong terminology, why not participate, then I wouldn’t have the imaginary pressure of having to complete this challenge. Regardless I seem to be doing rather well for this challenge and am currently at 37/52.

“Participate in read-a-thons”, this is one that I can definitely say that I have and will attempt to continue to accomplish. Although I am a mood reader I love the month long read-a-thons that allows me to read whatever I want and still participate.

“Reread at least 12 books”, throughout the year I have been rereading the Attack on Titan series and the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Which means that I am well on my way to completing this goal.

Blog Goals
If you are regular to my posts you will have noticed that there are random times where I will either post late [for my time zone] or completely miss days. So my only goal is to post consistently.

As of April/May [ish] I have been attempting to post every day. Although there are some days that I have missed a post or have posted late. But I am still well on my way to posting regularly.

Other Goals
Here will be a few life goals and other goals for interests that I have.

  • Participate in the ‘My Anime List watching challenge’ and actually watch some anime
  • Finish some damn video games
  • Survive another year of university
  • Learn to manage stress better

I won’t go too in depth with these goals as I am making progress with them rather slowly.

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Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

This tag was originally created back in 2016 by Earl Grey Books on YouTube. Due to its popularity it has been adapted every year for the new year and for a new mid year freak out.

1|BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2019

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Trying to pick one best/favourite books is like trying to pick your favourite pet [it’s the cat by the way], or favourite child or something else along those lines that are meaningful to you as an individual. So I thought why not showcase three amazing books that I have read so far in the first half of the year.

Pilu of the Woods is a very cute middle grade graphic novel that I think everyone should read. As Willow helps a friend she also helps herself [I think that is a way of putting it.] Beartown is a more hard hitting story that is definitely not for everyone, but it was very impactful on me. Finally is my re-read of Neon Genesis Evangelion, even though I never know what is actually going on, I absolutely love it.

2|BEST SEQUEL YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2019

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Thinking about what I have read so far this year in regards to sequels has shown that I have mainly been re-reading books this year. That is good for revisiting favourites, not so good for my large stack of books to read.

However there were a few sequels that weren’t re-reads and one of those was The Maleficent Seven. I really enjoy the skulduggery pleasant series and witnessing this turn in events, these different character, this different story was really entertaining and refreshing. I am definitely more eager to continue reading this series after reading this book.

3|NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET, BUT WANT TO

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There have been numerous new releases that I have been interested in reading so I had to narrow it down to something that I already owned and have owned for long enough to reasonably read it.

So for this one I had to pick The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu. I am a massive Shadowhunter Chronicles fan and am always excited when a new book comes out. I just suck at picking the damn books up and actually starting them.

4|MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR

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I will admit that I don’t keep up with upcoming releases and have no idea when anything is coming out until everyone is talking about it. The Starless Sea is one of those books. I remember way back when there were rumours that Erin Morgenstern was writing a new book but nothing ever happened. Until this year. I really enjoyed The Night Circus and am looking forward to seeing what this author does next.

5|BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT

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When I read this prompt one book came to mind straight away. I will admit that I actually enjoyed the Devilman Crybaby anime that was on Netflix and this is what actually made me want to pick up the original Devilman manga. But I was so disappointed and ended up hating the book.

6|BIGGEST SURPRISE

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I was not a fan of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland so I was rather hesitant to pick up The Hunting of the Snark. This fun poem was a massive surprise as it had everything going against it except the artwork by Chris Riddell.

7|FAVOURITE NEW AUTHOR [DEBUT OR NEW TO YOU]

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I picked up this book because of the mixed media format and I really enjoyed my experience reading Sleeping Giants. Because of this book I am super excited to pick up more of his works and continue reading the Themis Files series.

8|NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH

Fictional crushes are not something that I look out for in books and therefore have never really had one to my knowledge. I have really liked characters but you would describe that feeling more as favouritism than a crush.

9|NEWEST FAVOURITE CHARACTER

I don’t think I even have the favouritism that I mentioned earlier to characters. I like them but would I award them with a crown stating them as a favourite …. probably not. Maybe at another date I will change my mind but for now I’ll leave this one blank.

10|A BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY

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Reading this prompt Pilu of the Woods came to mind straight away. If I remember correctly, while I was reading this it got to the point that I had to put the graphic novel down in order to see once again. The tears kept flowing. But regardless of my tears I absolutely loved this book.

11|A BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY

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So why did One Piece make me happy? Well that would be because I was revisiting an old favourite for the first time again. What exactly does that mean? After re-watching the anime so many times it was about time that I experienced the manga for the first time. I absolutely loved the experience and it makes me more excited to read the series.

12|MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU’VE BOUGHT SO FAR THIS YEAR [OR RECEIVED]

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Why would I say that this book was the most beautiful book I have received so far this year? That would because I had to go through a lot of trouble to get my hands on it. Being from a series I absolutely love the Memento novella was something that I definitely wanted to have. Except it had a limited publication! So this beauty was definitely a site for sore eyes when it arrived on my doorstep.

13|WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR?

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Down the TBR Hole #3

Down The TBR Hole is a meme that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there. This meme was created by Lia, Lost in a Story.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopsis of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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6304335Beautiful Creatures – Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
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I have honestly wanted to read this book ever since I watched the movie. Reading the synopsis has made me want to re-watch the movie. So I think it is easy to say that this one is definitely staying.

Verdict ~ Keep ~

44659Pawn of Prophecy – David Eddings
Goodreads

I have no idea why this was added to my want to read list on goodreads. This doesn’t sound like something that I would intentionally go out to look for to read. I am rather confused about this book now.

Verdict ~ Go ~

6381205Soulless – Gail Carriger
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This book was brought to my attention through booktube, I never really understood what it was about just that is sounded vaguely interesting. Reading the synopsis I am not entirely sure what it is about still but it definitely sounds interesting.

Verdict ~ Keep ~

39863517White Stag – Kara Barbieri
Goodreads

Reading this synopsis it just sounds like a plot to get two characters to fall in love, like all YA seems to be doing. Although the romance aspect was hidden within the words of high fantasy and adventure, my simplistic observations indicated red flags of something that I am not here for right now.

Verdict ~ Go ~

36337550The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton
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This book is definitely not a genre that I would typically be drawn to. But for some reason this book intrigues me and makes me want to read and experience the story for myself

Verdict ~ Keep ~

36244389Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel – A W Jantha 
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I will be honest that I didn’t even read the synopsis for this book. When I first heard about it my nostalgic heart added it to the want to read pile. Now I am no longer that interested.

Verdict ~ Go ~ 

25324111And I Darken – Kiersten White
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I never read the synopsis for this book, all I had been told was that it was a Vlad the Impaler retelling. But reading the synopsis I am rather conflicted. I am interested in this story somewhat so for now I think it is worth giving it a try.

Verdict ~ Keep ~ 

34499221To Kill a Kingdom – Alexandra Christo
Goodreads

It may be that I am exhausted, or it may be that I am just not that interested in a siren story at the moment. This will be a tentative keep until further notice. If I still feel mediocre in the future then it will be time to go.

Verdict ~ Keep ~

38452813Teen Titans: Raven – Kami Garcia
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Since watching titans on netflix I have become interested in their stories once again. Being an origin story I have no need to have prior knowledge about Raven and this might be the start that I am looking for.

Verdict ~ Keep ~ 

34020742Spectacle – Jodie Lynn Zdrok
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Reading the synopsis I am getting Stalking Jack the Ripper vibes all over again. Sad to say I felt rather mediocre about that book, which definitely does not bode well for this one. Maybe these stories just aren’t for me

Verdict ~ Go ~

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Still thinking that Lily didn’t know anything, G decided to invite Ezra over to the romance festival. Why trying out the tea, G decided to ask the Love Guru for some advice. She didn’t really understand what she was going on about. But what she did understand was that something major was happening in her future.

The romance festival was well underway and the romantic aura really got to the two teens. With a few romantic words and a smooch, the two were really getting along together.

While Ezra was getting food for the two love birds G notices a wedding arch. She couldn’t help but dream of the perfect wedding and she definitely knew who she wanted to marry.

Unknown to G, Lily was also attending the romance festival, although it was for a completely different reason. With the promise of exotic and rare flowers, Lily wanted to get ready for when she decides that it is time to get into gardening. To make things more enjoyable for her daughter, Lily tried to stay out of sight and away from the two.

Soon enough it was time for G birthday party. Instead of hiring an unreliable caterer, Lily offered her services to cook for the party goers. Chesnut was ever vigilant and had to approve of every party guest before they could enter the house.

Glad that her mother was a good cook, G enjoyed her cake. Although the one cake was not enough for all of G’s party guests it was a start.

Being a good sport Ezra decided to not tell G that it was also his birthday that day. Little did he know that G has already found out his birthday and planned to have Lily make a cake for him as well. The second cake was welcome for the party goers and Ezra was happy with the surprise.

When the party was finally over and everyone was heading home, Ezra [with the permission of Lily] decided that he would propose to G. Not knowing how she would react, he hoped with all of his heart that she would say yes.

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First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

    • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
    • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
    • Finally… reveal the book!

You’ll find the mermaid of Zennor inside Zennor Church, if you know where to look. She’s carved from old, hard, dark wood. The church is dark, too, so you have to bend down to see her clearly. You can trace the shape of her tail with your finger.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
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I wish I was away in Ingo, Far across the sea, Sailing over the deepest waters, Where love nor care can trouble me…
Sapphire’s father mysteriously vanishes into the waves off the Cornwall coast where her family has always lived. She misses him terribly, and she longs to hear his spellbinding tales about the Mer, who live in the underwater kingdom of Ingo. Perhaps that is why she imagines herself being pulled like a magnet toward the sea. But when her brother, Conor, starts disappearing for hours on end, Sapphy starts to believe she might not be the only one who hears the call of the ocean.
 

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Marvel Avengers Book Tag

I am not entirely sure who the creator of this book tag is but one chain of linked posts ended over at BookAllure! If you know the creator please tag them down below, but otherwise let’s get on with the challenge.

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Iron Man
Favourite First Book

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Medalon – Jennifer Fallon

When originally reading this series I might have been too young to fully understand and get the impact of what I was reading. But thinking back on my experience I only have fond memories. I will definitely need to give this series a reread to solidify it in this favourite spot.

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Captain America
Book that takes place in a different time

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Romancing the Duke – Tessa Dare

I honestly don’t know what time period this book is set in exactly, just that it is not World War I or World War II. I have to showcase something different sometimes.

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Thor
A book character you liked more after they were casted

Okay so I had a look on my bookshelves for this prompt and it made me realise that I don’t typically watch book to movie adaptations and even when I have, I hadn’t like the characters more or less in either adaptations.

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Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch
A book with a sibling duo

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When looking for a book I could only think of individuals with no siblings or more than one. Which is definitely not what I needed for this question. However, in this book there is a brother and sister duo. Everything about their relationship however I don’t entirely remember.

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Loki
A villain that you love and you can’t help but be attracted to

Ahh umm. I cannot think of one. Looking at the more common examples like Sebastian from the mortal instruments and I don’t know some other villain everyone is talking about, I cannot relate. So no answer here!

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Antman
A book you’ve been meaning to read

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Skulduggery Pleasant – Derek Landy

Among a few other books the Skulduggery Pleasant series has been on my physical TBR the longest. So long in fact that I cannot remember when I actually got the books. I will get to them, I will …. eventually.

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The Hulk
A book you can’t talk about without getting angry

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Tricky – Michael Dormandy and Carl Laferton

The longer I sat with this question the more books that I could think of that made me angry. So why not go back to an oldie. This book took the view of “I’m right you’re wrong and everything opinion you have is no longer valid because of the bible”.

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Black Widow
A side character that you wished had their own book

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The Dead Men – Skulduggery Pleasant – Derek Landy

I have been burned in the past when it came to reading about the story of some historical event. But I think Derek Landy’s writing style would make any story set in his world entertaining. The Dead Men during the war seem like an awesome read.

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It’s been a while since Audrey and the gang have had a family portrait, but she knows that it won’t last. But it is cute for now.

Remember when I said it wouldn’t last like a second ago! Well it is Nathaniel’s birthday and unlike his siblings he aims to not burn the house down. Everyone is hoping for the best but it seems that this family doesn’t have the best streak when it comes to cooking.

SUCCESS, this no longer teenager is ready for the world. Well Nathaniel thinks so, Audrey not so much. Joslyn has put in a good word with her landlord, so Nathaniel is just waiting for the confirmation before he can move in with his sisters.

Deciding to head to the apartment complex to meet the landlord himself, Nathaniel runs into his niece Mae. She has grown up so fast and Nathaniel is super excited to get to know her and his brother-in-law.

After a successful meeting, Nathaniel is finally moved into the apartment complex. He is super excited to see Isobel again once she gets home from work. Loving the new place he also noticed a little quirk it has. All of the apartments are connected in such a way that it might as well be a giant house.

Just because children are moving out does not mean that Audrey has to stop making money. During a random, but welcome, call from Willie, Audrey found out about a job posting asking for a freelance painter. Willing to give it a try she decided to apply.

The twins are continuing to be entirely independent and have been improving their skills with some hand-me-down tablets. Learning new things doesn’t stop them from talking and they definitely talk a lot.

But it is time for another birthday. One of the twins seemed to be learning faster than the other but she will be a child doon enough. Lexi is super happy to have a sibling her around her age again. Don’t wake the llama is only so fun by yourself.

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

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Unpopular Bookish Opinions

OR JUST BOOKISH OPINIONS

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1 BREAKING THE SPINE

I know that this is blasphemy. You are destroying the book, ruining its resale value. Blah, blah, blah. My take on this is that I am purchasing the book, I am showcasing the book on my shelves and I like seeing my books well loved and read. It’s also fun watching people squirm as I intentionally break the spine in front of them.

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2 DESTROYING THE BOOK IN GENERAL

This might be because I am just a cluts but I don’t particularly care whether or not the book becomes damaged. On the condition that I am loving the book that is. I like making books mine, whether that is breaking the spine or unintentionally spilling my drink in the pages.

3 SPOILERS

So how can spoilers be an unpopular opinion, no one wants to hear them right? Well … I actually enjoy hearing spoilers in certain instances. I like knowing that I am not wasting my time and money on a book. Reading spoilers will prepare me for heartache, make me realise that the book is a waste of time or make me want to read the book even more.

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4 TROPES

Everyone seems to have a trope that they absolutely love or they absolutely hate. Me on the other hand just doesn’t care. If an author wants to have a chosen one, a love triangle or missing parents, then that is fine by me. I am not the one writing the story, I am the reader that is hear to enjoy the work for what it is.

5 BOOK RATINGS

This might be a little odd unpopular opinion, but I find ratings a little redundant. I liked the book so have an obligatory number that only I can really understand what it means. On a face value it can be helpful, but how do you know whether or not you will like a book if you haven’t tried it.

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6 READING IS READING

While observing other unpopular opinions I came across a rather popular one. Audiobooks are not reading! Well I am sorry Mr John and Jane Doe but reading is reading. Whether you read textbooks, novels, audiobooks, the ingredients in your air freshener, reading is reading.

7 THE BOOK IS NOT BETTER THAN THE MOVIE 

This also doesn’t mean that the movie is better than the book. I honestly believe that you should witness each adaptation of a story as its own thing. It may share the same plot points, but each adaptation is limited by its capabilities. A movie can’t show every scene in a book and a book can’t showcase just how amazing a video game action scene truly is.

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8 STORING BOOKS

This is probably just personal preference, but I prefer to stack books by convenience. For the longest time I only had a little amount of room to store all of my books so I had to tetris them in a way to make them fit. [No they did not disappear when I made a tetris] Rainbows are pretty and all but it is hard to find your books if you cannot remember the colour of the spine.

9 WORLD WAR I OR II HISTORICAL FICTION

I am a massive fantasy reader, but I do like to branch out every now and then. But one genre/sub-genre of books that I do not gravitate towards or really consider reading is World War I or II based historical fiction. I will pick it up once in a blue moon at least.

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10 YOUNG ADULT

It honestly irritates me slightly when I hear people listing books genres and include the words; young adult, middle grade, new adult or adult. These are not genres! These are the target audiences of the book and is used to help categorize the books. NOT A GENRE!