top 5 wednesday: nostalgic character crushes

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top 5 wednesday is a weekly challenge where you can pick your top 5 for the topic of the week. you can find more information about it on goodreads.
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this weeks topic is:
Nostalgic Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends
— Characters you swooned over when you were younger. This was a topic from our suggestion board πŸ™‚
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hello lovely bookoholics ❀ how are you all doing today? this topic could be a little hard for me, since i didn’t read that much when i was younger. but let’s see where this journey back into the past will lead us to πŸ˜€

 

1.) pretty much everybody from susan elizabeth phillips’ books

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i was in a very big susan elizabeth phillips phase when i was younger. what can i say, i love romance. i am a romantic. so her books were awesome to me. basically every male character stole my heart and i loved them all. but gabriel bonner from “dream a little dream” was always my favorite. if you love romance books, then give her books a try, you won’t regret it. lean back, shut off your brain and just enjoy an awesome romance book! πŸ˜€

 

2.) edward cullen from “twilight” by stephenie meyer

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yes, i admit it. i was always team edward. always. i fell in love with him back then and i am not even ashamed of it. because so many other girls did too πŸ˜€

 

3.) mark darcy from “bridget jones’s diary” by helen fielding

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oh how i was in love with mark darcy back then! i enjoyed the books and i loved the movies. until today. they are just fun. i laughed. and colin firth is one of my favorite actors so of course i was in love with mark darcy. πŸ˜€

 

4.) legolas from “the lord of the rings” by j.r.r. tolkien

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well this one is the only fault of orlando bloom. i had a huge crush on orlando bloom and somehow my mind decided, that he is my favorite character. πŸ˜€ today i can say, that sam is definitely my favorite character from “the lord of the rings”. but back then it was all legolas. ❀

 

5.) augustus waters from “the fault in our stars” by john green

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when i first started reading “the fault in our stars” by john green, i immediately fell in love with augustus waters. it wasn’t slowly and then all at once. it was all at once πŸ˜€ so you can imagine what happened to me throughout the books. i was a mess. but he was my favorite for a very, very long time.

 

 

wow, going back into the past is weird! πŸ˜€ it’s so funny to realize how you develop throughout the years. i am not ashamed of my choices. that’s what i felt back then. tell me the characters you had a huge crush on back then! πŸ™‚

top 5 wednesday: problematic faves

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top 5 wednesday is a weekly challenge where you can pick your top 5 for the topic of the week. you can find more information about it on goodreads.
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top5wednesday

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this weeks topic is:
problematic faves
— Characters you don’t want to love, but you can’t help liking.
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happy wednesday people! ❀ how are you all doing? this week’s topic could go either way. i am doing this spontanously πŸ˜€ we’ll see what comes out of it πŸ˜€

 

1.) joe goldberg from “you” by caroline kepnes

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joe is a killer. he is a stalker. he is crazy. but i love him! i rooted for him during this book and i don’t even know why, because it’s wrong to root for him. but caroline kepnes wrote this book so well, that i couldn’t do otherwise. i didn’t like beck at all. it was all joe for me!

 

2.) aidan from “illuminae” by amie kaufman & jay kristoff

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aidan is a computer. crazy computer. but i loooooved him! he was my favorite while reading “illuminae” at the beginning of the year!

 

3.) august flynn from “this savage song” & “our dark duet” by v.e. schwab

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august is a monster. a very bad monster. but he also has a very human side. he wants to be a human. he doesn’t want to be bad. he wants to be good. and that’s what i love about him! he needs all the love there is! he’s a monster that can kill many many people, but i love him so much! πŸ™‚

 

4.) kaz brekker from “six of crows” and “crooked kingdom” by leigh bardugo

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i think i don’t need to tell you how much i love kaz. you all know it! and this guy is a thief. he is a criminal. he is a guy who doesn’t let anyone in. he is bad. but i love him. he is somebody i want to hug all the time! he had such a bad past and i cried while reading his story. i know why he is the way he is. but someone needs to give him some love. please let it be me! πŸ˜€

 

5.) ove from “a man called ove” by fredrik backman

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ove is a grumpy old man. he is annoying, he is unfriendly, he says bad things. he is not likeable at all. but i love grumpy, old man. ok, that sounds wrong. but it is, how it is. my grandpa was a grumpy man, to most people. but to me he was always nice. he was the best person on earth. i loved him with all my heart. that’s why i have a special place for grumpy, old man in my heart. and ove hit that spot right from the start. his story is heartbreaking. i sobbed my eyes out and my love for him grew more and more throughout the book. hach, ove! πŸ™‚ ❀

 

 

that is my list. it went surprisingly well haha πŸ˜€ let me know your characters, that you shouldn’t like but actually really love! πŸ™‚

top 5 wednesday: books with paranormal creatures

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this weeks topic is:
Books Featuring [paranormal creature of your choice]
— Here is the previously mentioned paranormal creature topic. This topic will revolve around one type of paranormal creature of your choice. So books featuring vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, demons, fae, zombies, etc.
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here’s what you need to know! i have read way to less paranormal books or books about paranormal creatures. fantasy, paranormal is still a genre i am starting to dive into, so i don’t have a top five for each of these different creatures. that’s why my top five will be a mix of everything. yes, i am cheating, but it’s my list so i can do what i want πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

 

1.) “the enemy” by charlie higson

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i love zombies. i would always prefer zombies, i don’t know why. although i hate horror and hate being scared, i somehow like zombies. i refused to watch “the walking dead” for so long, but then i started it and binge watched almost the whole series. it was great! zombies are ok for me πŸ˜€ so, when i read “the enemy” by charlie higson i was pleasantly surprised. i enjoyed it a lot and i immediately read “the dead” after it. i haven’t continued with the series yet, but i know i will, when my mood for zombies is back πŸ™‚

 

2.) “throne of glass” by sarah j. maas

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i have read “throne of glass” in august and i loved it. i had so much fun. there is definitely some magic/fae thing going on, which i don’t know yet, but i am very excited to find out. on sunday i will be starting my readalong for “crown of midnight” with the wonderful darque dreamer and i can’t wait to see, where the story goes.

 

3.) “this savage song” & “our dark duet” by v.e. schwab

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there are so many monsters in the “monsters of verity” series by v.e. schwab and it’s dark and creepy, but i loved this duology! it’s so much fun and the story is amazing. the writing is exceptional and i will always be a fan of it! definitely need to reread it at some point!

 

4.) “twilight” by stephenie meyer

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yes, i need to put “twilight” by stephenie meyer on this list. first of all, it has vampires and werewolves in it. secondly, so far i still have the opinion that i liked this series. i have read it ages ago but i loved it back then. it was totally addicting and i rushed through all the books in one go. so yeah, i enjoyed it. i know, many people say it’s trash and maybe it is but i can’t say that until i have read it again. now, after so many books later, i can maybe make a different opinion on this series, but so far, i just can say, that i loved it. and so did everybody else. i know it. it wasn’t successful for no reason.

 

5.) “the girl with all the gifts” by m.r. carey

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now, i won’t lie. this book made it very hard for me. i started it three times. the first time i have read the first 50 pages and put it away. the second time the same thing happened. i was almost at the point of dnfing it. but i didn’t. i tried a third time and i am so happy i did, because it picks up. it really does. after reaching a certain point, i couldn’t put it down, because it was thrilling and a great story. i encourage everybody to go through with it, because it’s a really good book. zombie time guys! πŸ˜€

 

so that’s my list. i know it’s not much and at some point in the future my list could be completely different. but that’s what you get right now! πŸ˜€ have you read these books? which paranormal creatures are your favorite? let me know! πŸ™‚

top 5 wednesday: favorite creepy book settings

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this weeks topic is:
Favorite Creepy Settings
–These don’t have to be from horror books, but any setting from any book that gave you the heebie jeebies…in a good way.
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oh my, that’s not really a topic for me, since i am a chicken. yes, i get scared so easily. it creeps me out myself, how creeped out i am πŸ˜€ i do not read a lot of horror books, basically none. but there are a few thriller/mystery books, that i have read, which had scary and creepy settings. so let’s get to the list, shall we?

 

1.) “the woods” by harlan coben

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now, i do not want to spoil the plot for you guys, but this book takes place in the woods, ha πŸ˜€ no, basically something is happening in the woods and yeah, it’s creepy as hell. for me. why? because i hate the woods. i am scared. i need someone with me in the woods by daylight. and by nighttime i would never go there. so this creeped me out big time. it’s an awesome thriller by my favorite thriller writer and i can totally recommend it.

 

2.) “the shining” by stephen king

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well, there you have a horror on this list. i have read this when i was 15 maybe. i was soooo scared. i couldn’t sleep for days. i always had to have the light on and i was so creeped out. and also, as if that wasn’t enough, i watched the movie and then it was over. i was done. as to this day, like 17 years later, i still sometimes dream of the twins. yepp, that’s me! πŸ˜€ but come on, a psychopath and a lonely hotel. what creepier setting is there?

 

3.) “the ice twins” by s.k. tremayne

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this book creeped my out mostly because of the setting. i mean, imagine strange things happening and you are on a tiny island, where there is basically no way to go or hide. come on! whaaat? who does that? i would run to the mainland and never go back. but that’s me. these guys just live with the mysterious things happening. and it’s creepy!

 

4.) “one flew over the cuckoo’s nest” by ken kesey

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this book is creepy in itself. and it’s weird. but the setting of course fits with the story. it takes place in a mental institution and there are a lot of weird characters. the writing is weird as hell and it’s confusing and messes with your mind. so all in all, this book is perfectly done. it’s not easy to read, but definitely something, that is worth a try.

 

5.) “the last one” by alexandra olivia

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i wasn’t the biggest fan of the ending of this book, because i expected something different and i was kind of disappointed how it turned out. but the setting definitely creeped me out. it’s basically about a reality survival show, where you’re supposed to be the last one standing. from there the contestants need to do challenges and survive in the woods or other places. it’s creepy, it plays with your mind. as i said, i was not satisfied with the ending, but the setting definitely gave me chills.

 

that was it guys! i hope you liked my choices. did you read any of these books? do you agree? let me know your choices in the comments πŸ™‚

top 5 wednesday: books i’ve read because of the traveling book project

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top5wednesday

 

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this weeks topic is:
Books You’ve Read Because of Booktube/Blogging/etc.

— Discuss the books you’ve picked up because you’ve heard of them in the online book community or platform you use
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most books i read, i see on booktube or bookstagram or read about on blog posts. so it would be very hard for me to make a top 5. but i found another thing, i want to talk about. last year i joined the traveling book project germany. we are sending around books, where everybody who reads a book, can write or draw in it and at the end the owner gets a complete unique book back. i have read 18 books so far, that have traveled to me and i want to talk about the top 5 of those today. so let’s get started:

 

1.) “the martian” by andy weir

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i need to mention “the martian” because this is one of my favorite books now. but it’s not just the story or mark watney, i loved the experience reading this as a traveling book. there were so many comments from previous readers in it, that it made so much more fun to read this book. the experience was amazing. i am so jealous of my friend who owns this edition now, because i really want to have it on my own. πŸ˜€

 

2.) “wonder” by r.j. palacio

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“wonder” was the second book i have read because of the traveling book project and i cried so much. this story about auggie hit me so hard, because it was so beautiful and hopeful. i loved everything about this book and i am so happy, that it made its way to me.

 

3.) “steelheart” by brandon sanderson

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i didn’t know much about “steelheart” before getting into it. i knew, that brandon sanderson was a popular author and i heard, that “steelheart” is sci-fi. after reading “the martian” i was on a sci-fi kick and i am so happy, that i read “steelheart” because it is amazing. the story is great and the main character david is hilarious. he reminded me very much of mark watney and i had to laugh so much during this book.

 

4.) “attachments” by rainbow rowell

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“attachments” holds a very special place in my heart, because it’s been my first rainbow rowell novel. i have heard about books by her and i was very happy, that “attachments” was send around, because i really enjoyed it. i had to laugh and i liked the plot and it made me love rainbow rowell’s writing.

 

5.) “the long walk” by stephen king

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this book really left an impact on me, because after reading “the long walk” i was like: “whaaaaaaat?” this book blew my mind. i couldn’t put it down and it really left an impact on me. it’s creepy and you ask yourself, why would somebody ever do that to themselves? it was also the first stephen king book since many years and i remembered, how good an author he is.

 

so that’s it guys. these are some of my favorite books i have read because of the traveling book project. i hope there are many more to come! πŸ™‚

top 5 wednesday: favorite casts for books that were adapted into movies

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this weeks topic is: favorite fancasts

Discuss your preferred fancasts for some of your favorite characters. (Fancasts means actors you’d like to play your favorite characters or imagine your favorite characters as)
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so, in preparation for this post, i was thinking very hard, which book i would like to adapt and who should play the part. it wasn’t that easy for me, because most of the time i was thinking about already adapted books and the perfect cast for them. so i decided to go with my favorite casts, that already exist. i know it’s cheating but i don’t care, because i am a rebel, haha πŸ˜€

 

1.) the cast in “the perks of being a wallflower”

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i loved reading “the perks of being a wallflower” by stephen chbosky. the story had me gripped right from the start and i thought it was a fantastic book. immediately after reading the book i watched the movie and i thought the casting was perfect. i loved logan lerman as charlie, emma watson as sam and ezra miller as patrick. those three made the movie perfect. especially logan lerman as charlie. i could totally see him in that role and i enjoyed the movie so much. but also kate walsh and dylan mcdermott as charlies parents were a fantastic cast. i love kate walsh and dylan mcdermott and everytime i see both in a movie or series, i am a fan. so all in all i think the casting for “the perks of being a wallflower” was perfect.

 

2.) the cast in “the fault in our stars”

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yes, i am a big fan of the movie for “the fault in our stars”. i remember going to theΒ  premiere for this movie. i heard on facebook, that there were some seats available and you should come to the cinema. first come first serve, so i went and i got a seat. i was sooooo nervous, because it is my favorite book of all time. and here i was about to see the movie. i remember how much this movie hit me. it was the same as with the book and i was so happy about that. the whole cinema cried like a baby and it was kind of funny. but i was so happy with the casting, because every character in this book was cast perfectly. from shailene woodley as hazel, ansel elgort as augustus, nat wolff as isaac to laura dern and sam trammwell as the parents and willem dafoe as van houten. i could totally see and feel it and i am so glad, that this movie exists.

 

3.) dylan minette and christian navarro in “13 reasons why”

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i am a big fan of the “13 reasons why” show on netflix. for very many reasons, which i will maybe discuss in another post. i talked to many people about this show and the thing i always mentioned and highlighted was the casting of dylan minette as clay and christan navarro as tony. i loooooved those two. i think they both did an amazing job in portraying these characters. i was blown away of dylan minette’s acting and how much it affected me and i loved what christian navarro did with the character tony, considering his role in the book. i liked the other casting too, but these two were perfect in my opinion!

 

4.) reese witherspoon in “wild”

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i am a huge fan of “wild”. not just the book by cheryl strayed, but also the movie. both are different, but if you’ve read and seen them, you’ll know what i mean. but that doesn’t change the fact, that i loved reese witherspoon as cheryl. i think she did a fantastic job and i was blown away, because i cringed, i fell, what she felt and she really made me experience what she went through. this movie is tough, but i really liked it. and the fact, that reese was working with a full backpack just to show the real experience made me like her even more. she is a fantastic actress and i am happy, that she was cast in this movie.

 

5.) matt damon as mark watney in “the martian”

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you thought i would do a post without mentioning “the martian”? ha, sorry to disappoint you, because i love matt damon as mark watney. i think he did a great job portraying like my most favorite character of all time. i like matt damon as an actor and he did so well. i enjoyed the movie very much and it was well done. but the casting was great in my opinion and made the movie very enjoyable.

 

 

honorable mention:

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pretty much everybody in the “lord of the rings” movies πŸ˜€

 

 

there are many more for this list, but i am going to stop now haha. do you agree with my choices? what movies or series have the perfect cast in your opinion? let’s chat in the comments πŸ™‚

 

top 5 wednesday: books to read without the synopsis

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this weeks topic is: books to read without the synopsis

We all know that some synopsis writers spoil events that happen halfway through the book or have heard reviewers say “its best to go into this one blind.” Discuss those books.
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yay, another topic, that i like. usually i try to skip the synopsis when it comes to mystery or thriller books. but recently i discovered some books, i knew nothing about and i am very happy about that, because i think these books would have had a different impact on me, if i knew more about them. so let’s get to the list, shall we?

 

1.) “red rising” by pierce brown

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i didn’t know much about “red rising” before reading it. i knew it was a sci-fi dystopia about life on mars and a character that gets betrayed and needs to survive. that was basically it. and after reading “red rising” i am so happy i didn’t know more. because the synopsis on goodreads gives so much away. i think the first few chapters would have had a totally complete impact on me, if i knew more about the story. so i urge everybody to go into this blind. just know that it is a sci-fi dystopia, survival is essential, badass characters are a given and it is not young adult, because there is a lot of graphic violence. if you are sold, read it πŸ˜€

 

2.) “dark matter” by blake crouch

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please do not read the synopsis for “dark matter”. just know, that it will blow your mind and deals with parallel universes. that’s all you need to know. and if you like mysteries and sci-fi elements, this book is perfect for you.

 

3.) “you” by caroline kepnes

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“he waits. he watches. he follows”. that is basically everything you need to know about “you” by caroline kepnes. i think the synopsis gives way too much away about what’s going to happen throughout the book. and since this is a mystery thriller you should basically be sold with those six words. πŸ˜€

 

4.) “blindsighted” by karin slaughter

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“blindsighted” is the first book in the grant county series by karin slaughter. the synopsis gives too much away in my opinion. it already says a lot about the relation of different characters and i think all you need to know is, that a murder happened in the local diner of a small town and the pediatrician and coroner of this town is the key to solving the mystery. this book is very graphic and it’s a heavy and emotional read, but so worth it, because you won’t be able to put it down!

 

5.) “tin man” by sarah winman

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i have read “when god was a rabbit” and “the years of marvellous ways” by sarah winman before and fell in love with her writing. so of course i bought “tin man” by her. i didn’t even know, what it was about. and that was very good. i went to the goodreads page afterwards and i think it gives away so much of the book. if you like sarah winman and her writing, just know, that this book deals with relationships and it will break your heart. it’s a little bit hard to get into it, in my opinion, but it totally picks up and the second half of the book is just heartbreaking and will leave you emotionally devastated.

 

 

i tried to include different genres and not just mystery thrillers and i am pretty happy about my choices. let me know, if the short description would be enough for you to read these books, or if you are a person who needs more information. πŸ™‚