Top 5 Wednesday – Books You Want to See as TV Shows

imgresIt’s so hard to choose just 5! Seriously, today’s topic should rather be a top 50 not just 5 ;). I’d start with the stories that technically have tv-shows already, but they are not good enough, but maybe I’ll skip these. Well, except one that most fans agree NEVER HAPPENED! And the movie too. But they’ll make a better one (I hope), so let’s move on and hope for the best. Oh, and I’m talking about the first place here 😉

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river-godAncient Egypt
series by Wilbur Smith. I’d love to see a good adventure series Indiana Jones-like and that’s exactly what Smiths series is. Starting in ancient Egypt (which I can’t resist) and moving on to modern times, discovering some ancient mysteries. I love this series! And I’d love to watch some cool recreation of ancient Egypt.

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Top 5 Wednesday – Favorite First Sentences

imgresHi, guys! I know it’s been over a week since my last post, but I thought I’d have a bit more time to write during vacations. Actually, I thought I’ll have any time at all, but, let’s face it, I was too busy relaxing and having fun :P.

Anyway, I hope you liked the interview and today I have just a quick Top 5 Wednesday to get back to writing. Today’s topic is all about the first lines, the thing is I really remember only one first line that I adore and it’s from a short story (it will be at the first place). For the other four places, I had to go through my library (paper only) and check out few of my favorite books.  The thing is, I haven’t found anything fantastic that would blow my mind. There are a few curious ones though, and I’m pretty sure all of the Witcher books have great first lines :D.

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Nine days. Beneficent God, I beg you, let it be the day I die!

There were few things that made me read “Throne of the Crescent” Moon by Saladin Ahmed and that first line was one of them. In the end, I didn’t find the book as good as some people said it way, but it’s still an enjoyable read.

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Monsters, quirky humor and first glimpses of main story

I’ve finally started re-reading this series! One book down, other are waiting for their turn :D. It might take a while, but damn it’s worth it!

A little message to every fantasy lover out there: if you still haven’t read the Witcher series – what are you waiting for? Yes, re-reading these assured me that my previous warm feelings weren’t misplaced. It’s a fantastic book and a great introduction to something bigger.

Ostatnie życzenie Witchr #1The Last Wish (The Witcher #1) by Andrzej Sapkowski

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I could just pass on the whole Goodreads blurb, but I kind of like it, so here it is:

Geralt of Rivia is a witcher. A cunning sorcerer. A merciless assassin. And a cold-blooded killer.

His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world.

But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good. . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.

These stories will let you meet Geralt and some of the other characters that show up in the main series. They will give you some background, show you the world and explain how Geralt came from curing a curse to requesting a Law of Surprise. Continue reading “Monsters, quirky humor and first glimpses of main story”

Top 5 Wednesday – Summer Reads

imgres I just went to Goodreads to update few statuses and check out today’s T5W topic and look what I’ve seen:

2000

Yep, 2000! Oh, it includes pretty much everything starting from some of my old-time school reads, all the books I read throughout my life, short stories, BBC dramas, audiobooks, graphic novels and some mangas I remembered, but I still like that number.

Oh, and I hit 200 posts on my last one.

Now I need something with “20“…

Let me think about today’s topic. It’s all about summer reads, right? No, I will not make it Top 20, that’s way too much although it would be easy to find. How about books that are 20 years old? You might think there won’t be enough to choose from, but have you checked the first edition dates lately on some of your favorite books? For Example Game of Thrones, Fight Club, Hogfather – these were all published in 1996! [I might’ve just given you most of my list…] Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday – Summer Reads”