T5W: Characters’ Fitness Routines I Want

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads. The group was created by Lainey. Now the group is under Samantha’s moderation, you can find her here.

T5W: Characters’ Fitness Routines I Want

Naruto, Vol. 01: The Tests of the Ninja (Naruto, #1) Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto

Training to be a Shinobi would be such an amazing fitness routine, you don’t only exercise your body but you also learn to do a bunch of amazing stuff.

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

Having to practice survival skills is one of my dreams, like what wouldn’t i give to know which plants are edible, how to fish and survive in nature without all the electronics and such!

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare

One great fitness routine to follow would be the one shadowhunters do, with all the training and studies, i want to be part of it!

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The life in the Glade could be a great way of life, i sure would want to live that way if i had the opportunity, having a self-reliant society and all, it could be an amazing experience.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Okay, not a fitness routine, but a routine nonetheless, living as a witch, studying in a school of magic and witchcraft and whatnot, it would be living the dream for sure.

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T5W: It Got Better

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads. The group was created  Lainey. Now the group is under Samantha’s moderation, you can find her here.

T5W: Books Series That Got Better

1. Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

I’m not saying the first book wasn’t good, because for me every Harry Potter book is great but i have to admit that when you reread them a few times you can see how JK Rowling gets more and better into the world and the story with each book… Also, Harry Potter is like wine it gets better with age.

2. Half Bad Trilogy by Sally Green

Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy, #1)

I have to say it… The first book was a little difficult to get into for me the first time around but i pull through and then the second and third book were perfection and i’m in love with this trilogy.

3. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

I love The Raven Boys both the biys and the book but i gotta say that as you keep on reading the following books it gets even better ?? Honestly these books are so amazing, i love them.

4. Percy Jackson series/The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

I have to say that though i really enjoyed the Percy Jackson series i didn’t like it as much as i love the continuation, Heroes of Olympus… May be because it’s more middle grade going into young adult, but i enjoy the latter much better than the first series… I don’t know, Uncle Rick’s books just keep getting better.

5. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

I may be cheating a little here because i haven’t read the last book yet but… Like, the first book was really enjoyable and good but then the story got even better ?? So much better, i totally love those books and i’m sure the last one will be awesome.

What series do you think got better with each new book release?

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T5W: A Whole New World

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads. The group was created  Lainey. Now the group is under Samantha’s moderation, you can find her here.

Top 5 Wednesday: Books Set In A Non-Western World

Okay,  i tried to find some books set in a less western world, but i failed to find any that i read and actually enjoyed very much, so instead decided to show you the ones i want to read the most from my TBR.

*If any of these books actually don’t relate to the topic i’m sorry, i just realised how little i’ve read or had planned to read out of my Western comfort zone.

Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1) Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor 

Akata Witch transports the reader to a magical place where nothing is quite as it seems. Born in New York, but living in Aba, Nigeria, twelve-year old Sunny is understandably a little lost. She is albino and thus, incredibly sensitive to the sun. All Sunny wants to do is be able to play football and get through another day of school without being bullied. But once she befriends Orlu and Chichi, Sunny is plunged in to the world of the Leopard People, where your worst defect becomes your greatest asset. Together, Sunny, Orlu, Chichi and Sasha form the youngest ever Oha Coven. Their mission is to track down Black Hat Otokoto, the man responsible for kidnapping and maiming children. Will Sunny be able to overcome the killer with powers stronger than her own, or will the future she saw in the flames become reality?

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) The Wrath And The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

One Life to One Dawn.

In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.

Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?

American Gods (American Gods, #1) American Gods by Neil Gaiman 

Days before his release from prison, Shadow’s wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash. Numbly, he makes his way back home. On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America.

Together they embark on a profoundly strange journey across the heart of the USA, whilst all around them a storm of preternatural and epic proportions threatens to break.

Scary, gripping and deeply unsettling, American Gods takes a long, hard look into the soul of America. You’ll be surprised by what – and who – it finds there…

The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #1) The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu

Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision. 

The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen, #1) The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…

But Akaran has its own secrets—thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most…including herself. 

Do You have good recommendations??

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T5W: Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads. The group was created  Lainey. Now the group is under Samantha’s moderation, you can find her here.

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)1.) Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

This one is a must. Obviously, since i grew up with this series, it’s very close to my heart and it means the world to me, so it’s not a surprise this one is one of my favorites, right? Harry Potter has been there for me in my best and worst moments and because of that, and obviously because it’s an amazing story it owns my heart forever and always.

 

Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy, #1) 2.) The Half Bad Trilogy by Sally Green

I feel like not enough people talk about this trilogy, and it is such an amazing story, i truly don’t know why people aren’t talking about it.

I started reading it about three years ago and i fell in love with it almost immediately. Seriously, these books have such a fantastic story and a very jaw dropping ending. I adore it with all my heart.

 

The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2) 3.) The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan

Little warning; huge Rick Riordan’s fan here.

Seriously, i love all the books he publishes. The Heroes of Olympus is though my favorite series, ot that i don’t love all the others. But the Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus characters and story are my life.

Son of Neptune (2nd book in the HoO series is my favorite book of them all).

Ready Player One 4.) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Oh my god. When i first read this book i became completely obsessed. This is such an amazing book, i love it. Like, i think everyone should give this book at least a chance.

 

 

 

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) 5.) The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

The newest addition to my science fiction/fantasy favorites. I haven’t finished the series yet, but i totally love it already.  Sure, i’ve been avoiding the fact that i haven’t read the last book in the series yet, but i’m pretty sure it’s because i don’t want it to end or disappoint me.

 

 

Well, those are my favorite science fiction/fantasy, what are yours?

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T5W: Fictional Jobs I’d Want to Have

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads. The group was created  Lainey. Now the group is under Samantha’s moderation, you can find her here.

Top 5 Wednesday: Fictional Jobs I’d Want to Have

Oh wow, this is truly one difficult topic to choose for. Like, i have so many jobs i wish i could have… sure, most of them are fictional, but one can dream right?

Now, let me talk about the jobs i truly wish i could have;

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1.) High Warlock – The one job i wish i had more than anything is without doubt, this one. Having magic and being able to use it not only to do some amazing stuff but also to keep people safe and sound is really a thing i wish i could do. Not to mention the power one would have, pretty much as Magnus have in the Downworlder community.

 

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2.) Camp Half-Blood Counselor – Camp Half-Blood would be such an amazing place to work in. Like, not only because that would mean that all that mythology is a real thing, but also it would probably mean i myself would have something to do with it all. Man, i sure wish i could be there. It would be all about people with some increible powers and that’s for sure a thing i wish i could be part of this world and particularly this job.

 

 

3.) Dragon Trainer – My favorite fantastic creatures are Dragos and i would give the world not only to see one but to train and be friends with one of them. Like, honestly, they are so marvelous and amazing i wish they were real. Working like Charlie Weasley with Dragons would be such an incredible adventure by itself.Resultado de imagen para dragon trainer

Resultado de imagen para hades4.) Hades’s Assistant – For some reason, i find it would be really cool to be Hades’s assistant in the underworld. I’m really not sure why, but when i started thinking about which jobs i would want to have, this one really jumped in my mind as one of the most mindblowing thing to do ina lifetime.

 

 

 

Resultado de imagen para edward elric5.) Alchemist – Yes please, as you can already see, one of my lifetime wishes is to have some kind of power out of the ordinary. The Alchemy being one amazing and interesting kind of power or possibility in the world to change stuff from one thing to another is really a thing i’ll be wanting to try if there was any possibility to it. Man, i sure wish i lived in the times when there were people that studied it and  really tried for it to happen. Obviously these days there’s the option of Chemistry but the idea of it being some kind of wonder in a world where all the advance we have wasn’t there yet, could be so much cooler.

And those are my choices… do you have any fictional job you wish you could have?

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T5W: Books To Get Me Out Of A Reading Slump.

 As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads . The group was created  Lainey. Now the group is under Samantha’s moderation, you can find her here.

Top 5 Wednesday: Books To Get Me Out Of A Reading Slump.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

 1.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.

My first go-to book when i’m on a slump is this one. Since it is one of the books that got me into reading it always (or almost always) reminds me why i like reading at all.

The Gospel According to Larry

2.) The Gospel According to Larry by Janet Tashjian.

(I feel like i’m the only person that read this book).

This book means the world to me, because it changed my life so much. So when feeling lost about what to read or what am i looking for at all i reread at least some parts of this book.

Daddy-Long-Legs (Daddy-Long-Legs, #1)

3.) Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster.

Thi is the book i read the most times in my life, and even now, when i feel like i need something familiar, nice, sweet and easy i go to this book. It is by far my favorite classic and it always brings a smile to my face.

Twilight (Twilight, #1)

4.) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.

Easy to read. You don’t need to really think much about the plot, so it’s a really good way to go back to reading, at least for me.

Brain Drain

5.) Brain Drain by Janice Marriot.

A really funny book that i got to read many times when i wasn’t sure what to read next but felt like reading something not too heavy or dramatic. This is a children’s book as you may see, and it really helps me to get through difficult slumps.

(These books helped me in the past but none of them helped in the GREAT SLUMP of 2016).

 

How about you? Which books help you get out of a reading slump?

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T5W: Favorite Non-Written Novels

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads . The group was created  Lainey. Now the group is under Samantha’s moderation, you can find her here.

Top 5 Wednesday:

Resultado de imagen para amok audible1.) Amok – An audible original drama by Sebastian Fitzek.

This was to be her last day alive. The renowned criminal psychologist Ira Samin prepared her suicide thoroughly. The death of her eldest daughter had weighed too heavily on her conscience for her to carry on and she yearned for one last drink to raise a toast to oblivion. Her morbid plans are interrupted and she is called in to negotiate a gruesome hostage situation at a radio station where a psychopath is playing a morbid game.

While the show is on air, he calls people from the phonebook at random. If they pick up the phone with a certain slogan, a hostage is set free. If they don’t, then the hostage is unceremoniously shot. The man threatens to continue playing this game until his fiancée arrives at the studio. The only problem is that his fiancée died several months ago….

I remember finding this audio drama completely by chance while being bored at work a few years ago. [i’m a transcriber so, i can listen to whatever i want while doing my job]. This drama got me at the edge of my seat the whole time i was listening, it was just plain awesome. I still listen to it from time to time.

In case you are interested, you can find it here.

Kimi ni Todoke2.) Kimi Ni Todoke by Shiina Karuho.

Kuronuma Sawako is completely misunderstood by her classmates. Her timid and sweet demeanor is often mistaken for malicious behavior. This is due to her resemblance to the ghost girl from “The Ring,” which has led her peers to give her the nickname Sadako. Longing to make friends and live a normal life, she is naturally drawn to Kazehaya Shouta, the most popular guy in class, whose “100% refreshing” personality earns him great admiration from Sawako. So when Kazehaya starts talking to her, maybe there is hope for the friendships Sawako has always longed for. Maybe…there is even a little hope for some romance in her future.

04 I absolutely adore this manga as well as its anime adaptation…it’s not finished yet, and sometimes there a lot of waiting but it’s so adorable, i just can’t not put it here.

Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.) Neon Genesis Evangelion by Anno Hideki.

In the year 2015, the Angels, huge, tremendously powerful, alien war machines, appear in Tokyo for the second time. The only hope for Mankind’s survival lies in the Evangelion, a humanoid fighting machine developed by NERV, a special United Nations agency. Capable of withstanding anything the Angels can dish out, the Evangelion’s one drawback lies in the limited number of people able to pilot them. Only a handful of teenagers, all born fourteen years ago, nine months after the Angels first appeared, are able to interface with the Evangelion. One such teenager is Shinji Ikari, whose father heads the NERV team that developed and maintains the Evangelion. Thrust into a maelstrom of battle and events that he does not understand, Shinji is forced to plumb the depths of his own inner resources for the courage and strength to not only fight, but to survive, or risk losing everything.

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Like, there’s no way i can talk about non written favorite and not talk about the manga/anime/movies that were there all the time, this is my Japanese “Potterish” companion. No, not because it has anything like the Potterverse, but because it’s the story i grew up with and the one i read/watched the most in all my life.

Resultado de imagen para welcome to night vale 4.) Welcome To Night Vale by  J0seph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor.

WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

Do podcasts count? Because i love this baby with all my heart. Seriously is so creepy and amazing, i recommend it to everyone. This is such a unique kind of story and storytelling, i can’t for the episodes to come out every time!

Alive: Saishuu Shinkateki Shounen 5.) Alive! The final evolution by Kawashima Tadashi.

Taisuke Kanou is your average 16-year-old student. He has two close friends, Hirose and Megumi. Hirose has trouble with bullies, but Taisuke is always there to defend him, even though he just winds up getting beaten instead of Hirose. During class one day, Taisuke is hit by something unworldly and for that split second, he sees a vision of the universe. As he’s walking home from school, he sees a girl fall and die in front of him, but his first thought is jealousy. He later finds out that the strange sensation that hit him is spreading throughout Japan. Those who are struck by it either commit suicide or “evolve,” but the comrades that evolve usually have dark intentions for the rest of the world.

I will never say enough times how amazing this manga is. Like, honestly i never read any other manga as fast as i did with this one. The story was so amazing and i loved it so much, it is by far one of my favorites. Sadly i never got an anime adaptation, though it should’ve because not only te concept was really interesting by the storylines were awesome. I just love it.

And that’s allfor this Wednesday top 5! what are some of your personal non written favorites!?

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