Top 5 Wednesday – Gateway Books to Your Favorite Genre

imgresIt is so hard to pick just one book from your favorite genre. And it’s hard to choose just 5 genres too apparently, but I guess these will have to do. Maybe these aren’t the perfect choices, but I love these books and I think they might make good starters :).

5. EnchantedFairytale retellings

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis – A cute and cuddly story that I loved. Maybe it’s more of a fairy tale itself rather than a retelling, but it has plenty of elements from more and less known tales.

It’s romantic, very nice and easy to read and it has some great characters.

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Top 5 Wednesday – Books You Wish Had Sequels

imgresIt might be surprising to some of you, but I haven’t found that many books I’d like to have a sequel or continuation. But there’s one explanation for this – I have plenty of series started and not finished, so I already have at least one part waiting tp be read ;). On the other hand – some series or stories ended in a way that leaves no possible continuation to go with, like The Martian – I’d love to read another story about this crazy astronaut, but I feel it wouldn’t make much sense to force one. It’s better to leave a memory of a fantastic book and leave readers wanting more :).

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Otto Von TrapezoidOtto Von Trapezoid and the Empress of Thieves by Jesse Baruffi

It’s crazy, it’s funny it has ridiculous villains, mecha dinosaurs, killer robots, teenage hacker, smart thief-villainess and a mad scientist with a wicked spaceship and an army of robots.

It would make a fantastic and crazy movie and I’d really love to read more of their adventures. Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday – Books You Wish Had Sequels”

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 – Biggest Book Hangovers

imgresTo be honest I’m totally not in a mood for writing today. It’s one of those horrible days when you could just stay in bed the whole day, but the work is calling and you have to make your body move. Even the weather tells you to give up and go back to sleep. Damn, I hate these days.

On the other hand, today’s theme fits very well with my mood, so here’s my list. Don’t expect much writing, though 😉

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Dead ReckoningDead Reckoning
 by Charlaine Harris

That’s not only a book that gave me a hangover, but it made me stop reading the series… I don’t like when it happens. I want to finish the series, but at the same time, I’m not that interested in reading right now. I will do it one day out of pure curiosity. Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday – Biggest Book Hangovers”