TOP TEN TUESDAY : THOUGHT PROVOKING BOOK QUOTES

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

The topic this week is top ten inspirational or thought provoking quotes. Here we go –


 

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“It’s funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that’s why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. It’s not the pain they’re getting over, it’s the love.”
“Wishes don’t just come true. They’re only the target you paint around what you want. You still have to hit the bull’s-eye yourself.”
“And apologies, once postponed, become harder and harder to make, and finally impossible.”
“Anyhow, I’ve learned one thing now. You only really get to know people when you’ve had a jolly good row with them. Then and then only can you judge their true characters!”
 “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”
“I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.”
Emma
“I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse.
I am not a muse.
I am the somebody.
End of fucking story.”
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”

TAG : Tropes Book Tag

I was tagged by the my favorite Sara @ Bibliophagist for this!

It’s funny that I was excited when I got tagged in the post, but then I’ve been slacking off so much this past month that I forgot about it and had to actually go back and search for this tag! Yeah, I gotta catch up fast. And I’ll start with this amazing tag! 😀


HOPELESSLY DEVOTED | NAME TWO CHARACTERS FROM SEPARTE SERIES THAT YOU SHIP

Shipping characters from the same series is hard enough without adding the difficulty of them belonging to different series! So, no. I’ve never shipped characters from different series.

DAMSEL IN DISTRESS | NAME A FEMALE MC WHO DIDN’T NEED A MAN TO COMPLETE HER

Lisbeth Salander.

 

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT | NAME YOUR OTP

Rhett Buttler and Scarlett O’ Hara. Gone With The Wind.

MENTAL ILLNESS AS A QUIRK | NAME A BOOK THAT REPRESENTED MENTAL ILLNESS WELL

Perks Of Being A Wallflower, maybe?

THE CHOSEN ONE | NAME A MAIN CHARACTER THAT DID (OR ALMOST DID) RUIN A SERIES FOR YOU

Unpopular Opinion – Feyre got on my nerves more often than not during The Court of Wings And Ruin. I would have enjoyed the book a lot more with a little less of her self-righteous attitude.

 

FRIENDS TO LOVERS | NAME A DUO THAT WENT FROM FRIENDSHIP GOALS TO RELATIONSHIP GOALS

Definitely, Josh and Hazel.

AMNESIA | NAME A BOOK YOU WOULD FORGET FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER

Harry Potter. So that I could read the whole series for the first time again. Heh!

BAD BOYS | NAME YOUR FAVORITE VILLAIN

To hate or love?
My favorite villain to hate is Dolores Umbridge.
My favorite villain to love is Victor Vale.

MISSING PARENTS OR ADULTS | NAME A BOOK THAT COULD’VE BENEFITED FROM A BIT OF PARENTAL GUIDANCE OR ADULT SUPERVISION

Umm… I know there are books I’ve read which could use some of parental guidance. But I can’t for the life of me think of any of them right now. Meh.

GIRL/GUY GANG | TAG SOME FRIENDS

DaisyGal | Rebecca | Melany


This was as fun as it was difficult! Of course, if you don’t feel like doing it, then that’s fine! But if I didn’t tag you and you still want to do it, please don’t let that stop you! ❤ 

             

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday – Characters I Would Invite For Thanksgiving Dinner.

I’m late but I didn’t want to miss a TTT second week in a row! So here, I go. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Check out her blog for some amazing content!

The topic for this week was Thanksgiving/Thankful freebie. I’m gonna go with characters I want to invite as guests if I ever hosted Thanksgiving!



Rhett Butler (Gone With The Wind)
– He’d make the guests uncomfortable with his socially unacceptable and yet accurate views. And I’d enjoy that so much!

John Thorton (North & South) –  I’d love to witness a conversation between John Thorton and Rhett Butler. It’d be really fascinating!

Mr. Darcy (Pride & Prejudice) – Add another character to the mix of this trio. Man, all the possible ways a conversation between Rhett Butler, John Thorton and Mr. Darcy could go! I’d sit these 3 together, sit by and enjoy whatever comes next.

Lazlo Strange (Strange the Dreamer) – I’d invite Lazlo Strange over for dinner every night if I could. He’s amazing, okay? Also it helps, that if he wants to bring his plus one, I wouldn’t have to cook because she can’t eat!

Lucien (A Court of Wings & Ruin) – I think Lazlo and Lucien would make good friends, for some reason.

Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter) – Who wouldn’t want to listen to her conspiracy theories to feel thankful about the oddities in life?

Hazel Camille Bradford (Josh and Hazel’s Guide To Not Dating) – She’s such a weird and honest person.I’d sit her beside Luna and engineer a friendship between them.

Lucy Hutton (The Hating Game) – Lucy is a character that deserves a lot of friends. The fact that she was so lonely during the book made me so sad! I’d love to be best friends with her and spend thanksgiving together. It’d be doubly amazing if Josh accompanied her.

Catalina Baylor (Hidden Legacy) – I’ve been very taken with Catalina recently. I want her to get our her shell and make more friends outside of her family.

Lara Jean (To All The Boys I’ve Loved) – Lara would bring deliciously home-baked desserts with her! Also, I think she’d get along with Catalina!


Okay, I realize that this is one weird list. It makes no sense. But I guess that makes the possibility even more interesting to me! What about you guys? Who would you invite to your thanksgiving dinner? Let me know in the comments below!

Top Ten Tuesday : Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

Happy Tuesday, peeps! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I like this week’s prompt – Longest Books I’ve Ever Read – a lot because I’ve read a number of long books in my days.

I’ve generally had positive experiences with long books. Well, if I start a long book and it doesn’t grab my interest at the beginning, I do have the bad habit of dropping it. But, even so, most lengthy books I’ve read actually rarely disappointed me as a whole.

I think there are a lot more 700 odd-pages books I’ve read but I have skimmed through parts of more of them than not. So, I’ll only talk about the books I’ve read without skimming.

P.S. I won’t specify the pages as different editions have different numbers of pages, I’ll just talk about the page-range based on the editions I own.


 1000-odd Pages

Lord Of The Rings | J. R.R. Tolkien : I have a humongous book with the compilation of the trilogy. It might be the largest book I own.

Gone With The Wind | Margaret Mitchell : I talked in previous post about what an emotionally draining this book was for me. It took me a week to finish it and another week to recover from it. I’d never felt this accomplished as a reader before this, and rightly so, because this is the lengthiest single book I’ve read. After reading this a second time a year later, I decided I was a masochist and never dared to read it again. It has a lot of themes and controversies, but it stands out to me as the the most cynical and yet one of the best romances I’ve read.

 800-odd Pages

  

Outlander | Diana Gabaldon : I’ll be honest with you. I don’t remember the details of the books. I know what happened as a major arc but the minor details evade me. And that’s because I only read this book one time. But I’ll admit that it’s more due to my own whims as a reader than the book itself.

Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix | J. K. Rowling : Initially, this was my least favorite book of the Harry Potter series. But as I grew older and reread this a few more times, I learned to appreciate this book for what it was – a real gem. Suffice it to say, it’s no longer my least favorite. Not even close.

700 odd Pages


Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows | J. K. Rowling : I finished this book in one sitting. Took me probably 8/9 hours. Later I regretted having devoured it so fast and wished I would’ve taken more time to savor every line the first time I read them. Self-control has never been never my strong suit.

Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire | J. K. Rowling : For a long time, this was my favorite book of the series. Even more than Prisoner Of Azkaban. I remember reading this book during a blackout in candlelight and gasping out loud when Harry’s name was announced from the goblet. Ah, good times!

Angels & Demons | Dan Brown : There was an extraordinary buzz around this book when I read it. Everyone around me was declaring this the best book they’d read. While I liked it, I wasn’t blown away by it like the rest of the population. This always happens to me with books with such hype. I’m now more cautious with my expectations for books with praises all around.

Dragonfly In Amber | Diana Gabaldon : I read this book one time just like its predecessor. Gabaldon is a magnificent writer. I loved the series the first and only time I read it, (well, the first three books – I never read the rest of the series). I just think that it just requires a lot of energy and attention from the reader which I never felt like mustering a second time.

Court of Wings and Ruin | Sarah J. Mass : I absolutely loved this book when I first read it. I was aware of the flaws in the back of mind as I read through them but I didn’t mind them. I enjoyed and gobbled it up pretty fast for such a huge book.

Breaking Dawn | Stephenie Meyer : Such a mess. This book was like a horrible trainwreck I couldn’t take my eyes off. And that’s the only reason I could finish it. I don’t think I’ve read many worse conclusions to a trilogy than this.


I was surprised to discover while writing this post that books I thought were among my lengthiest reads – actually weren’t. Maybe it’s because of factors like font size, spacing and page sizes. Who knows? But this was fun!

TAG: Halloween Creatures Tag 2.0

I got tagged by the awesome Sara @ Bibliophagist for this really fun prompt! Perfect first tag for October, right? I love tags and love it even more when I get tagged. So thank you, Sara! ❤


Rules
  • Answer all prompts.
  • Answer honestly.
  • Tag 1-13 people.
  • Link back to this post.
  • Remember to credit the creator. (Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward)
  • Have fun!

WITCH
A magical character or book


Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone | Literally the first book that comes to mind when I think of magic.

 

WEREWOLF
The perfect book to read at night


The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo | I haven’t read enough horrifying horror books or horror books in general. I do think that nothing beats the feeling of reading a thriller at night. And The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo is perhaps the most thrilling book I’ve read.

 


FRANKENSTEIN

A book that truly shocked you


Sadie |I was shocked by how good this book was. I didn’t expect to be phenomenally blown away when I started it. The book itself has quite a lot of shocks.

 


THE DEVIL

A Dark, Evil Character


Lord Voldemort from Harry Potter | Probably the only villain I’ve read who I never could sympathize with andwhose evilness I never doubted for even a second during the whole series.

 

GRIM REAPER
A character that should never have died


Allegiant | The only reason I could find for the death of (spoiler) at the end of this book was that the author simply wanted to prove a point. A point nobody cared for.

 

 


ZOMBIE

A book that made you “HUNGRY” for more


The Girl In The Spider’s Web | Even thinking about it makes me long for the impossible – another book by the original author.

 

GARGOYLE
A Character that you’d protect at all cost


The Trio From Transcend | They probably don’t need me to protect them but I’d do it anyway.

 

VAMPIRE
The book that sucked the life out of you


Gone With The Wind | It drained the life out of me in a good way, I think. I cried for like half an hour after finishing the book and felt depressed for the next week as if somebody had dumped me.

 

GHOST
A book that still haunts you


The Magnolia Inn | How could a book be SO boring? Nothing ever happens!

 

 

DEMON
A book that really scared you

The Silent Child | I was really scared by the behavior of most of the characters of the book. Especially, the protagonist’s paranoia was frightening to read about.

 

 

SKELETON
A character that you have a bone to pick with


Colin Fitzegard from The Chase | I had such high expectations from this book. But Colin let me down. I was so frustrated by his actions or lack thereof throughout, that at one point I wasn’t even sure I wanted him to be with Summer.

 

 

MUMMY
A book that you would preserve throughout time

Harry Potter | What can I say? I’m a Potterhead.

 

 

CREEPY DOLL
A cover too scary to look at


Unwind| I can’t think of any scary covers but I find this cover very creepy – probably one reason I never read it.

 

 


MONSTER MASH
It’s fun to be with friends on Halloween!
Tag your friends!
Meltotheany |Fictionnochaser | Rebecca | BriannaAlyssa | Mewocartblog


There’s no pressure if you’ve already done it or don’t feel like doing it. If I did not tag you and you still want to do it, that’d be great! Just link me on the tag if you do end up doing it! Happy October to you all!