Top 5 Tuesday: Worst Rulers

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Let’s talk about some terrible rulers to be found in literature!

#1 Joeffrey in ASOIAF

Was there ever a worse ruler than this one? Was there ever a literary character I hated more? No and no.

#2 Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Dolores is one of the best literary villains in history. It’s really interesting how she is written and no matter how much JK Rowling has been annoying me in recent years, that was a good book. Dolores managed to pretty much ruin Hogwarts, so she definitely belongs on this list.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I need to Re-Read

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Let’s see about some books I need to pick up another time!

#1 The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King by Holly Black

I binge-read the first two books in Holly Black’s The Folk of The Air Trilogy. The story was capturing, so of course, I am excited for the next part to arrive. However, I will need to reread The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King to get back into the story before Queen of Nothing is released!

#2 Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead

First of all, I think this is a book that every woman (and man for that matter) should read. Although I don’t re-read books often, I find myself flipping through the pages quite often. It’s a steady reminder of how far we’ve already come but that at the same time we are still not even close to the end.

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T5T: Books for Slytherins

Hello, my darling readers!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a T5T post!
It’s hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
For this month, we get a very special treat: for the first time ever, there is a theme! So all four T5T posts for February are related to the Hogwarts houses.
Today, I’ll share some recs for the final Hogwarts house: Slytherin. Believe me, when I say I saved some really good stuff for them!

#1 A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin:

If I had to choose one books series that represent the very essence of Slytherin, it’d be ASOIAF. Those novels scream the word ambition which is a major trait of the Slytherin kids. There’s lots of scheming, plotting and killing going on which I also imagine them enjoying. There are many ruthless and badass characters. It’s almost as if Martin had written the books just for Slytherin. ­čśë

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#2 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson:

I saved this one exclusively for the Slytherins. It kept popping up in my head with most of the other houses too, but here it’s the ultimate fit. Lisbeth Salander would most certainly be sorted into Slytherin and you can’t convince me otherwise. The books by Stieg Larsson have this dark and unsettling vibe about them the Slytherin would relish. They’d devour the series!

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#3 The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick:

There’s not really a logical reason why I think the guys and gals from Slytherin would like this book. But out of all the Hogwarts houses, I can simply imagine them being the most interested in alternate history. They’d totally spend house debating the outcome of imaginary battles and the aftermath. So TMITHC would be a fascinating read for them, although I am also a little scared it would give them some bad ideas.

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T5T: bad ass females

Hello, lovely readers and welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!
It’s hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
So here we go with 5 super bad ass female characters!

#1 – Hermione Granger:

Hermione is one of my all-time favorite characters and by far my most beloved on in the Harry Potter universe. She’s smart, she’s kind, she never backs down. What I love most about her is her drive to learn something new, to discover knowledge.

Hermione Granger (found on tumblr)

#2 – Daenerys Targaryen:

No list of bad ass female characters would be complete without Dany from the A Song of Ice and Fire series. She’s the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Lady Regent of the Seven Kingdoms, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons.
She’s not afraid of anything. And she won’t stop at anything to reach her goals.

Daenerys Targaryen (found on tumblr)
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Stranger Things Book Tag

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Hello Guys!
I haven’t done a Tag-post in ages so when I came across the Stranger Things Book Tag, I got really excited! As you know, I recently finished watching the show and now I don’t know what to do with my life anymore ­čśŤ
However, I found this awesome Tag over at Kat’s blog Life and Other Disasters (and also the cool graphics). Since she told everyone to consider themselves tagged, I take the chance – here we go!

 

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THE FIRST BOOK IN A SERIES THAT LEFT YOU INTRIGUED AND SLIGHTLY CONFUSED

A Game of Thrones - CoverFor this question I’ll go with A Game of Thrones, the first book in George R. R. Martin’s series A Song of Ice and Fire. The book is a masterpiece but there are so many characters and plot strings, you will most definitely end up confused.
To be honest, it took me the entire first two books to completely figure out who’s who and what’s going on.
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Top 5 Book Series

There’s nothing better than a good book series. Although it always set my teeth on edge, I can’t help but get hooked by a new one. The cliffhangers and waiting for the next book is torture but read on to find out with novels really are worth it!

 

A Song of Ice and Fire:
I have no idea how he does it, but George R. R. Martin managed to create a world so rich, so detailed, so magnificent it could almost be real. His series consists of five books (hopefully many more to come) that are filled with so many plotlines, it takes at least one entire book to get settled on the names. However, the story is extremely thrilling and intriguing and he constantly finds new ways to intertwine the plotlines. To be honest, these are some of the best books I ever read. Can’t wait for the next part! Continue reading