T5W: Characters You’d Want As Family

118368Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey and now hosted by Samantha. You can find more information about it on the Goodreads group page and you can see the Complete List of Wednesday-ers here. This week’s theme is Top 5 Characters You’d Want As Family. Continue reading

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T5W: Books You Will Never Read

It’s been a while since I did a Top 5 Wednesday post. But I wanted to do this week’s post. Of course, I wanted to do it earlier, but I couldn’t find some free time to write it until now. The theme is Books I Will Never Read. You can see the Complete List of Wednesday-ers on the Goodreads group page.

29069989.jpgNumber 1: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

I’ve read all of the original Harry Potter books and I loved them. But I am not going to read the 8th book for several reasons. Firstly, I’ve read many reviews by people who have read it and none of them were wowed by it. Secondly, I think that there is too much hype around it just because it’s a Harry Potter book and not enough proof that it in itself is a good book. And lastly, I think that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows completed the Harry Potter series for me and anything more would be too much.

6752378Number 2: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Claire

There are too many things wrong with this series. I honestly cannot understand why so many people love it as much as they do. I have only read the first three books and it was way too much for me. And apart from that, after the third I had really thought that there would be no more books, that the series was complete. Until the fourth book was released and I was like “What?!!! Wasn’t that a trilogy?” and my second thought: “Do I have to read the fourth book now?” The answer was no and it has remained no.

5364Number 3: Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

I will be short. You can ask me to cut my veins and jump off a cliff, but please PLEASE don’t ask me to read this book. I beg you!

6644117Number 4: The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa

I have tried and tried and tried to read this series. But every time I said that I would read it I fell into a reading slump. It seems like someone doesn’t want me to read this series and is taking extreme measures (reading slumps) to make sure that I don’t.

4611704Number 5: Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder

My father loved this book. I didn’t want to read it. So, he tried to “force-feed” it to me. I will never read this book in my life ever. That is why the number one advice I have for any parent who wants to make their child read more is to not make them do it but to make smartly phrased suggestions. Because when someone is so insistent that you should do something, chances are that you will do everything you can to avoid it.

But most of all, Sophia (Sophie) means wisdom in Greek. In fact, the title translates to The World of Wisdom. You don’t make a 12-year-old read a book with that title. And to make matters worse the subtitle said: “A Novel on the History of Philosophy”. You definitely can’t make a 12-year-old read that. It might be the best book I could have never read, but now I never will.

And that is it for this Top 5 Wednesday post.

Now it’s your turn…

What are the top 5 books that you will never read? What are some of the reasons that would make you not want to read a book? Are you participating in this week’s Top 5 Wednesday?

Tell me all about it in the comments below…

T5W: Books I DNF

118368Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme created by Lainey. Here is the Complete List of Wednesday-ers for anyone who wants to join or find other members of the group.

This week’s theme is books you DNF and here are my choices:

Number 5: The Mighty Hunter by Michelle M. Pillow. I started reading this one after reading one of the other series she had written at the time. (Don’t ask me I don’t remember.) But this was not something I enjoyed reading and when the enjoyment is not part of my reading process I just stop reading.

Number 4: The Green Woman by Peter Straub, Michael Easton & John Bolton. This is a really bad graphic novel, with really bad artwork and I didn’t like it at all. I tortured myself trying to understand what was going on, until I reached the middle and gave up on it.

Number 3: The Warden by Anthony Trollope. This is my most recent DNF. It was part of my March TBR. actually. All I’m going to say is that I did not like it. I  just couldn’t find something to draw me into the story and make me read it. I had started thinking of reading the book as a chore. So DNF it is.

Number 2: Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews. This is the same case as with The Warden. I know there are people that loved this book, but I am not one of them.

And the total blasphemy in the book blogging community…

Number 1: Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon. I hated this one from the start and, since I had already suffered through Outlander, I couldn’t justify this self-torture to myself. I know. I know! People L-O-V-E love the Outlander Series. But I don’t. You can all try to change my mind, of course. In fact, I challenge you to give it your best try.

Sigh. I love being contradicted. Contradiction could have been the spice of life. If Literature hadn’t already claimed first place.

So, this was my Top 5 Wednesday post.

Now it’s your turn…

What did you think of my T5W choices? Do you agree with me? Do you disagree with me? Is Outlander part of your religious system? And if yes, does that mean you think I’m going to Hell? (Oh, God! This would make a hilarious dystopia. Don’t you think?) What are your top 5 DNFs?

Tell me all about it in the comments below…

T5W: Books Featuring Time Travel

Hey there, everyone! Today it’s Wednesday and it is time for another Top 5 Wednesday post. Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme created by Lainey. Here is the Complete List of Wednesday-ers for anyone who wants to join or find other members of the group.

DISCLAIMER: When it comes to time traveling I’m looking for books that will make me laugh and that will make me cry. If those two things are part of the book, then I will probably like it no matter how B-A-D bad the writing is. A good enough plot, laughter and tears is all I need.

Of course, I’m not saying that the writing in these books is bad. It’s just that they are not the kind of books you would discuss in a well-educated scholarly conversation. Also, these are all Historical Romances. Continue reading

T5W: Top 5 Books of the Year

Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. You can check the Goodreads page for more information or to see the Complete List of Wednesday-ers. This week’s topic is Top 5 Books of the Year.

I’ve always avoided writing posts like this one about my favorite books of an entire year. For some reason I myself can’t understand, I keep thinking that the books I’ve read are not nearly as good as the ones others have to talk about…(awkward silence)…Yeah, it’s stupid I know. But I have finally decided to stop putting this post off and just do it! Continue reading

T5W: Series I Want to Start Next Year (Blogmas day 23)

Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. Today’s topic is Series You Want to Start Next Year. If you wish to know what other people have chosen here is the Complete List of Wednesday-ers. Continue reading

T5W: Favorite Retellings (Blogmas 2015 day 9)

Hey, guys! It’s once again Top 5 Wednesday time. To those of you who don’t know Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group hosted by Lainey at gingerreadslainey.

So, today’s topic is Favorite Retellings (fairytales, myths, literature, etc).  Continue reading