Top 5 Wednesday – Literary Fathers/Father Figures

imgresHa, I’m back! I was waiting for this topic to come :D. I found only two of June’s topics of interest and this is the first one – Father figures. It’s kind of strange that I find this topic so easy and appealing [or maybe it isn’t] and I was pretty much raised by my mom and grandma, but I can’t say I’ve been looking for father figures in books [or in real life for the matter of fact], they are simply there and they are awesome :D. I actually  had to limit this list a lot but don’t worry I’ll mention the ones that didn’t get a spot as honorable mentions :D.

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bromBrom from “Eragon”

Yes, this guy! I know Eragon had an uncle etc, but let’s face it – Brom was way more interesting and a better teacher for him. He wasn’t perfect maybe, but he cared and had hopes for Eragon. He thought the boy some basics and protected him when he needed it most.

As for the photo – I know the movie wasn’t so good. In fact, it wasn’t good at all if you’ve read the book, but let’s face it – Irons is awesome in pretty much everything he does so him playing Brom was a great move :D. Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday – Literary Fathers/Father Figures”

Top 5 Wednesday – Favorite Mothers/Maternal Figures

imgresWe’ve got this fantastic topic today and I’m so not in a mood for writing. But I want to. So it’s going to be short. As my sentences…

let’s move on…

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Halfway deadDead Until DarkLet’s start with two fantastic grandmothers who raised two very interesting females. They did it alone. They did it well. They might’ve stayed in the background, only helping our heroines, teaching them and supporting. But these women wouldn’t be the same without their wonderful grandmothers. Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday – Favorite Mothers/Maternal Figures”

Top 5 Wednesday – Authors I’ve Discovered This Year

imgresThere were quite many books I liked this year. Quite many new authors I’ve discovered too. Some of them you already know, some of you probably never heard of.

Since it is a Top 5 list the idea is to place my chosen ones in a certain order, but I have to admit it was very hard to place them. I changed it few times before deciding on this, so be aware that these are all Top 1 discovered authors for me for this year.

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Brian K. Vaughan Saga 1 Saga 2

Brian K. Vaughan – I finally got to read Saga! And you know what? I liked it. Yes, I know it was obvious, I was bound to like it. Great story, great characters and great graphic. What’s not to like right? I’ve read the first two parts, soon to be third since I also have that one. Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday – Authors I’ve Discovered This Year”

Top 5 Wednesday – Graphic Novels

imgresThis week’s Top 5 Wednesday is all bout graphic novels!

I admit, I haven’t read as many of them as I’d like and I liked the ones I’ve read a bit too little or a bit too much sometimes [yes, for the ones who haven’t noticed I’m rephrasing LoTR quote]. I did some last moment reading this week to have some actual choice in the graphic novels I’ve read. I do actually have some of them, mostly from a humble bundle, and I was waiting for a good moment to read them, but that actually means sitting at home in front of my PC and reading… There are so many things you can do on PC… So here’s my choice:

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The Mocking Dead by Fred Van Lente and Max Dunbar

Yup, a zombie apocalypse story. It’s creepy and funny in some places. I had a good time reading it. And the ending… damn I wanted to kick the author. I really need to get the second part… Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday – Graphic Novels”