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 – Least Favorite Book in Your Favorite Series

imgresHere are some books that made me pause/stop reading, or simply left me with a feeling of disappointment. Some parts of series that I think could’ve been better or simply had something I disliked – a character, a sudden plot turn in the wrong direction or just wasn’t interesting enough.

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SourcerySourcery (Discworld #5) by Terry Pratchett

As much as I love the Discworld novels and Rincewind I can’t say this book will be one I’ll re-read any time soon. Or at all. Probably. It was still interesting, the ideas were great, but Coin was simply annoying. From the good sides – the other characters are still awesome, so if you’re reading the whole series for the first time – don’t skip this book. Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday – Least Favorite Book in Your Favorite Series”

Top 5 Wednesday – Favorite Series Novellas

imgresI honestly thought I’ll have more novellas to choose from, but most of the short stories I’ve read seem to be unrelated to all the series. Or at least to the series I liked :).

I could actually fill this list with Bane Chronicles short stories, but that would be boring wouldn’t it? [No, Bane is not boring! Don’t even dare to think like that!]. So to make it more interesting here are my Top 5 choices for this week:

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The firstThe First by Jason Mott – First short prequel from the Returned series. I liked all three of them, the idea sounded interesting. Giving people the second chance by bringing their lost loved ones back to life. I admit I still haven’t read the main story, it sounds interesting, but I always have some other books to read… Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday – Favorite Series Novellas”