Good afternoon, peeps! I feel very rant-y this week, so I decided to leash it all on my Top Ten Tuesday theme, haha! So, turn on your rant-y vibes, because I’ll complain my heart out! Hahaha
As you may know, this meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish =D My theme today is Top Ten Most Frustrating Characters EVER! In no particular order, let’s talk about those people 😉
~I do apologize for all the people that love those characters; this is only my opinion and doesn’t mean that yours is wrong in any way! This post was made with entertainment purposes only and I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings~
Hello, hello! Get your sunglasses, plastic glittery ball and the sun blocker because this post will be A TRIP TO THE BEACH!
I know what most of you’re thinking: but Annelise, how are we going to be on a beach mood with Christmas AROUND THE CORNER and SUCH A COLD WEATHER?
I’ll tell you how: come visit my lovely panda hideaway! In Brazil, today is the first day of… SUMMER. It’s so hot in here that Britney Spears totally wouldn’t be able to Breathe On anyone. #breatheonmestupidjoke #sorrynotsorry #it’sabadpun #I’mkeepingit
As my poor panda fur starts to make me sweat like a pig and I find my white parts getting red on this merciless sun, why not try to bring some warmth to my Winterish book dearies? It’s the only logical thing to do before I pass out from the damn heat =D #dramaticpanda
By the way, I almost lost the whole point as usual, but we’re here gathered today because this meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and my theme today is Top 10 Good Beach Reads! You know, in case you didn’t notice?
Hello, world! I’m alive and awake, so let’s party hard!! Hope everyone survived this Tuesday – I could barely keep my eyes open. If this post sounds weird, it’s because I’m overly tired and writing with only one eye half open ;D
It’s Tuesday, so it’s Top 10 Tuesday day! This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and my theme today is Debut Novels. I wouldn’t be able to pic only 10 favorites so far in 2016 anyway, I’ve read 129 so far. Please give me a break, haha!
Hi, there! I gave up on caring about which time I post what, as which really counts is the posting, right? Yup, I thought so, haha!
It’s Tuesday, so it’s Top 10 Tuesday day! This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and my theme today is Most Unfortunate Character Names – yup, still a rebel and not doing the free theme, haha!
Before I start this list, I’d like to say that those are unfortunate names for me, because of something that happened in my life or someone that I met and didn’t like. It doesn’t mean the name is bad at all most of times 🙂
In no particular order, let’s begin:
1) Severus Snape, from Harry Potter
Seriously? Can you just imagine the amount of bullying poor Snape suffered thanks to his name as a child and teen? (And this one is just bad, honestly)
Seth was one of my favorite males ever, but WHY DID HIS NAME HAD TO BE SETH? This is the name of the God of Death in the Egyptian mythology and, as a good geek, I’m too used to think of Seth as someone evil 😦 Also, this was the name that I picked for all the bad guys in my childish Barbie plays, so I really have a negative connection with it… If karma exists, I shall marry a Seth someday.
3) Peter Stoller, from The Fall and Rise of Peter Stoller [review here]
Another case in which the name is not to blame. My family is from Germany, so I grew up with the German culture right beside me 24/7. One of the typical foods that my family loves is a sweet cake called Stollen, so I kept having ridiculous giggle attacks during the whole book – especially when I realized that Peter was just as interesting as the said sweet cake. Oh, and in my case, this is so not a compliment, haha!
4) Rowan, from Rowan of Rin series
I even mentioned this on the review of the first book [here]: this character’s name reminds me of Ronan, from the Grand Chase game, so I keep imagining said Ronan in the place of my darling Rowan, haha!
Back to the “names are not the culprits” section. Shelley is an okay name… If you don’t watch The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon Cooper’s mom calls him Shelly and more often than not someone would call Shelley on What Lies Within and I’d smirk alone. I know, I’m stupid LOL
I have a pretty messed up relationship with that name, as all the guys I ever met that had been given this name were jerks or assholes. So when my goddess Ava named one of her characters Gabriel and he also turned up to be a jerk and an asshole, I got depressed 😦
8) Ned, from Bedding Lord Ned
Who in hell though it was a nice idea to nickname someone whose name is Edward with NED? Can someone please explain this logic to me? Besides being bad and totally random on my opinion, this name reminds me of a really stupid cartoon that I used to hate as a child, called Ned’s Newt. It was disgusting and I kept remembering it while reading this book – btw, the book is awesome, haha!
9) Klaus Baudelaire, from A Series of Unfortunate Events
I save the best ones to the end, as my motive for this one is downward ridiculous. I actually like the name Klaus, it’s fancy and sounds manly, but I watched this soap opera when I was a child I’ve been sharing many childhood stories today, oops! called Chocolate with Pepper (a free translation from the Brazilian original title Chocolate com Pimenta) and the small city banker was called Count Klaus. What does this have to do with poor Klaus Baudelaire? Simple. Count Klaus was a poor ugly thing that was a sort of funny villain and was called an old goat by his poor fiancé.
Btw, this was one of the best soap operas that I have even seen, set in Brazil’s 1930’s. I wish I knew of a place that has it with English subtitles, you guys would laugh hard! Oh, and did I mentioned that the clothes were terrific? ❤
ANYWAY. Let’s drop the final bomb.
10) Light Yagami, from Death Note
Yes, this is a manga and not really a book, but I needed to put this character here. You’d think that it’s bad enough that his name is “Light”. Nope, you haven’t seen it all. Japanese people have the habit of putting last names before given names on everything, so he is called Yagami Light a lot. Still don’t think that’s bad? Try spelling it out backwards. Not convinced at all? Here, let me help:
If you still didn’t catch it… Try spacing it out:
I’M A GAY LIGHT
THERE, I SAID IT. IT IS SO BAD AND THE GUY IS ALLEGEDLY STRAIGHT HAHAHAHAHAHA
Thanks for reading and sorry that you had to put up with my silliness, haha! Which are some of the most unfortunate characters’ names for you?
Hi, there! Good AFTERNOON! I DID IT, IT IS ON TIME AND EARLIER! I DESERVE A BIG HIGH FIVE!
It’s Tuesday, so it’s Top 10 Tuesday day! This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and my theme today is Books that Made me Cry because I can’t seem to follow everyone else and do the right theme of the week lol
So, I’d like to start this post by saying that I usually don’t cry reading. No, I haven’t got an heart of ice or anything like that. I just purposefully avoid reading books that I’m sure that will leave me utterly miserable and struggling to keep breathing between my sobs.
You see, when I was 14, I had a severe case of depression due family problems. One of the things that helped me going back on track and learning how to cope with my mind was reading – a pastime that has accompanied me since my birth, may I add. Ever since, I started to avoid obviously sad books like The Fault on Our Stars and such. It’s nothing personal, it is just one of the things I had to do to keep myself sane at the time and it is a habit that stuck up. I can deal with some depressing parts in a book, sad moments and deaths. But downward tragedy all the time hits too close to home, so no, thanks 🙂
All that being said, I still cry in books, a lot! And not only tears of sorrow, so I divided by ten books by type of crying – because I’m that much of an organizer freak 🙂
This was the only purposeful sad book that I read knowing that it may end badly and I don’t regret it. I read it on 2007, when I was 12 or 13, and it was a recommendation of a sales’ guy from one of my favorite bookstores at the time, so I loved it. I don’t see myself re-reading it, though.
You know, the series was ending, one of the most awesome characters died and I was feeling too overwhelmed by all the twists and awesomeness. And I still didn’t know that The Lost Hero was a kind of sequel to Percy Jackson series lol
3) Daughter of Darkness, by L. J. Smith (Nightworld #2) [REVIEW HERE!]
Again, the fault is on the twist in the end. There isn’t anything downward sad about this book, but I thought the choice of the protagonists so tragic, brave and beautiful that it got me tearing up a bit for their destiny. Again, no deaths, no tragedy. I JUST FELT LIKE CRYING, I’M A REBEL!
Since I watched Into The Woods, I was DYING to use this gif, haha!
4) All In With The Duke, by Ava March (Gambling On Love #1) [REVIEW HERE!]
Yes, you have read it correctly. My diva, my muse, made me cry. I just couldn’t see a happy ending for Max and Tristan in the first time that I read this book and I WAS DYING. Sometimes, I still cry near the end, haha!
Honestly? I don’t even know why I kept reading this series for so long. Despite being an historical gay romance series, the writing style wasn’t my cup of tea, the characters were pretty shallow and the drama got heavier and heavier. I lost count of how many times I was reading this as I was on my way to college and I started to weep in pure agony for the main couple. I just wanted to grab Charlie by her shoulders and shake her until she came back to her senses and stopped that madness, haha!
Fun fact about me: when I’m very sad, I grow quiet and simply won’t speak or do anything. I become numb. When I’m angry or frustrated to hell, I cry like there is no tomorrow. Therefore, these next books got more tears than the sad books did, haha!
I really liked this book, but I was so overwhelmed when I got to the end and there were some mysterious lose ends that I broke. I started crying and screaming and swearing, haha! After a calming shower, I couldn’t stop saying to whoever wanted to hear how good and awesome and badass this book is, haha! Strong emotions lol
7) The Heir, by Kiera Cass (The Selection #4) [REVIEW HERE!]
I almost began crying in frustration in the middle of chapter one, when I realized how Eadlyn and I wouldn’t get along. AT. ALL. And yet, Kiera Cass was forcing me to put up with the brat using my love for The Selection and for America as an excuse. Eadlyn drove me so mad that there were a lot of scenes that I read while tearing up in pure and simple frustration. I can’t wait for the nightmare to be over in The Crown…
8) Chasing Rainbows, by Linda Oaks (The Chasing Series #1) [REVIEW HERE!]
This book was Linda’s debut and my first from her. I was so surprised to see her beautiful writing style, so impressed to see how much Linda seemed to understand me and how much I connected with Addie, the main character, that I found myself emotional in like 60% of my reading time. I took notes of quotes and felt tears down my cheeks. Super cheesy and super true. Just read this book – or any of Linda’s works, really – and you will understand.
9) After Death, by Jacqueline E. Smith (Cemetery Tours #3) [REVIEW HERE!]
Jacqueline’s writing is a piece of art by itself, but there was a scene near the end of this book that was my undoing. It was so emotional, beautiful and meaningful that I started crying and wouldn’t stop, haha! I just wanted to hug my iPad and never let go 🙂
Last, but not least…
I searched my brain aka my goodreads read shelf for another case of perfection tears, but I think it only happened once so far.
This was the first and only time that I cried because of over perfection. And I’ve read my fair of books for someone of only 21. I scared my best friend, her maid and her mom with my crying crisis and book hangover after Carry On was over. I simply couldn’t, I needed more, that was too perfect to end. AND I SWEAR THAT THE END IS SWEET AND HAPPY AND CUTE! I’m the weird one that cries over… Perfection, as it seems.
I know, I know. That’s why I’ll just thank you for reading and stop writing now, haha!
Do you also categorize your types of crying over books? 🙂
Hi, there! Good night 😀 It’s Tuesday, so it’s Top 10 Tuesday day! This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and my theme today is Books I’ll Never Read – you know, because I’m a rebel lol
Until some months ago, I’d say “never say never” to any kind of book. Nowadays, with such a tight read and review schedule, I decided to put my feet on the floor. Life is too short for me to read books that people think that are awesome. I have to read a book because I think it is awesome! And the books in this list are not my cup of tea, so I don’t see myself reading any of them, sorry!
Paper Towns, by John Green
Sorry, John Green so far is not for me. The end.
Bared to You, by Sylvia Day (or any book by Sylvia Day actually)
This author and series were recommended to me by a very good friend on Instagram, but honestly? Nothing about it appeals my tastes: contemporary, heterosexual erotic, romance and first person narrative. I can see myself just jumping out my window, so I gave up on trying 😦 I’m so sorry!
Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden
Lots of people keep talking about how wonderful this book is, but again: not my cup of tea.
The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho (or any book by Paulo Coelho, ever)
I don’t care that I should support Brazilian Literature. I simply can’t stand Paulo Coelho on a personal level. Therefore, I can’t respect him enough to read his works. I do not wish to disrespect anyone, but I can’t with him.
Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
Nope, not something I’d pick up. Ever. I didn’t even batted my eyelashes to the movie, haha. Okay, maybe this isn’t a big thing coming from me, oops! (to understand what I’m talking about, please read this post).
Millennium Trilogy, by Stieg Larsson
Again, I’m sorry, but this series sounds no big deal for me.
Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert
How this book got so known again? I’m confused. (I’m happy for the author to be recognized and all, but seriously?)
If I Stay, by Gayle Forman
I have a low tolerance for drama, I cry too easily and feel heavy and depressed all day long after reading/watching it, haha! So, yeah, not reading this one.
Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes
Again, I can’t deal with drama, oops!
Digital Fortress, by Dan Brown
I like my mysteries with other kinds of elements 🙂
That’s it, thanks for reading! Which books don’t appeal to you?
Hi, there! Good morning ❤ I hope you’re hanging there on this beginning of week 🙂 It’s Tuesday, so it’s Top 10 Tuesday day! This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and my theme today is Favorite Heroines!
I won’t deny, that one was hard. I hardly like female main characters enough for that, haha! But I could gather 10 from my last five year reads, so let’s go!
Good night and welcome to a once more late Top 10 Tuesday! I think I’ll stop pointing out that I’m late because it’s becoming a bad habit. Maybe if I don’t point that I’m late, I can get myself back on time…? Anyway, this meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and my chosen theme for the day is 10 Books I Can’t Believe I’ve Never Read 🙂
As punishment for a romantic indiscretion, Lady Christiana is forced to marry a common merchant. But when she meets David de Abyndon, she finds he is no ordinary merchant but a man of extraordinary poise and virility. She senses the most uncompromising of passions behind his cool blue eyes.
This one has been sitting on my shelves for like three years or more now and I never seem to find the time to read it, ugh!
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.
The first kidnappings happened two hundred years before. Some years it was two boys taken, some years two girls, sometimes one of each. But if at first the choices seemed random, soon the pattern became clear. One was always beautiful and good, the child every parent wanted as their own. The other was homely and odd, an outcast from birth. An opposing pair, plucked from youth and spirited away.
This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, she knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks, wicked pet cat, and dislike of nearly everyone, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil.
But when the two girls are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School For Good, thrust amongst handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are…?
I’ve been meaning to read this book since it freaking came out in Brazilian Portuguese [aka right after the original release]. But I only saw it twice on bookstores: the first time it was when we met and I was penniless (I’m a sadistic for going to bookstores without any kind of money, I know); and the second time I had to leave it on the shelf, along with To Kill A Mockingbird and Falling Kingdoms because I had also found the illustrated Harry Potter… Well, they always say that the third time is the one that counts, right? 😀
Jess Mastriani has never been what you’d call a typical Midwestern teenager—her extracurricular activities, instead of cheerleading or 4-H, include fist-fights with the football team and month-long stints in detention. A part of Jess would like to be the prom queen her mother has always envisioned her being, but another part is secretly counting the days until she’s saved up enough money to buy her own Harley.
Then something happens that guarantees Jess will be one of the in-crowd…at least until her newfound talent ends up getting her dead.
I’ve met this series two summers ago, by chance at a bookstore, and by looking at the last volume’s cover. To this day, I have never seen the first book anywhere (I admit that I didn’t do that much digging…), so it’s not exactly my fault that I don’t have it, right…? Lol Wrong.
And any other book in the Shadowhunters world, by Cassandra Clare
I promise I already bought the ebook for Clockwork Angel. Soon, guys.
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1), by Marissa Meyer
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
This book simply doesn’t sounds as my kind, but I was convinced by an army of lovely bookstagrammers and book bloggers that I should give it a try. And I can’t believe I’m still standing there not reading it, haha!
When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol—seared into the chest of a murdered physicist—he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati … the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy—the Catholic Church.
Langdon’s worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces they have hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival.
Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair … a clandestine location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation.
I’ve read Inferno some years ago and I can’t believe I still haven’t read the other books in this series lol I’m hopeless.
After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.
Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.
The reason why I’m not reading this series yet is because I want this edition, with the woman on the cover. I don’t care much for books with illustrations on the cover overall and I don’t like this series illustration covers at all, sorry 😦
Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.
As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must … and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty.
The old gods have no power in the south, Stark’s family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne.
I already bought all the ebooks, made a bet with a friend (hi, Jen!) and still haven’t started those. Maybe on June. June sounds like a good month in my calendar. ~who knows~
That’s it, thank you so much for reading and I hope your eyes aren’t too sore from all the rolling I must have won during it, haha!