Top Ten Tuesday: 7th November 2017

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My Top Ten Tuesday game has been fairly poor recently, so has my blogging. Turns out working 9-5 and running a blog requires some serious time management, and more that a little motivation. The clocks went back this week, and the darker nights have made me a little lazy, but I’m back and hoping that a little bit of preparation will help me get back on track! This week’s topic is: Top Ten Characters Who Would Make Great Leaders.

I thought I’d pick ten characters who would make great leaders because they don’t follow the status quo. They push for change even when that means making themselves vulnerable or they are always there for the people who need them. Some of them just march to the beat of their own drum.

Starr from The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

She’s brave, passionate, and her courage to stand up drives change and gives other the encouragement to do the same.

Simon from Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon has a refreshing take on the world, and of high school. He handles some difficult moments well, and doesn’t compromise who he is. Although he does make mistakes and apologises for them.

Lila from A Darker Shade of Magic

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

Lila literally barges into the action, whether Kell wants her their or not. She seizes the opportunity for adventure, even when that means stumbling into a world that isn’t her own.

Oliver from Submarine

Submarine

Oliver’s world is weird and wonderful. He sees things in a way others doesn’t. It makes him act a little irrationally, and sometimes insensitively but he never tries to change for others. I don’t think he even realises not everyone sees the world the way he does.

Hermione from The Harry Potter Series

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

Hermione is who she is and she doesn’t hide it, even when the Malfoys of the world try to rile her. And she fights for those who can’t find for themselves.

Roxy from The Power

The Power

Roxy comes from a world dominated by men, and despite her limitless power she doesn’t let it go to her head as others do. She’s tough because she has to be, and she makes her own way.

Ponyboy from The Outsiders

The Outsiders

Ponyboy is a greaser, but that isn’t all he is. He’s intelligent, sensitive, and sees that privilege isn’t everything. Even at his age he sees that different doesn’t necessarily mean better.

Eleanor from Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor has a beautiful view of the world, and she’s honestly a delight to read about.

Jane from Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Jane comes from a traumatic upbringing, and despite her horrific childhood, she works hard to become something and she never wavers.

Prof. Andrew Martin (alien) from The Humans

The Humans

The alien in The Humans is a wonderful character, who without the inconvenience of social norms, is able to be more human than the rest of us.

 

Which characters do you think would make great leaders?

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TOP TEN TUESDAY – 17th October 2017

21392715_10156067143295681_1299199898_oTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a different topic that one of their bloggers answers, and they invite others to join in, by posting their answers as a comment of by creating their own blog post.

I didn’t get to do last week’s Top Ten Tuesday, and I was a bit stuck on this week’s topic, so I decided to cheat a little and use last week’s instead. So, I’m looking at Books with Autumn covers. I’m going to look through all the books that I want to read that have lovely fiery reds and warm oranges, that make me thing they are perfect Autumn covers. Continue reading “TOP TEN TUESDAY – 17th October 2017”

BOOKISH FINDS: Spontaneous Spree

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Sometimes, when I’m disappointed or in need of cheering up I go out to a book shop, and pick up some brand new books. I often pick up my next reads from charity shops or libraries, but there is nothing like coming home with a new book every now and again. It works every time. That being said, sometimes I buy new books when I’m not in need of cheering up and just because I want to. Both are entirely legitimate reasons. Continue reading “BOOKISH FINDS: Spontaneous Spree”

REVIEW: A Darker Shade of Magic by V E Schwab

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DSC_0650There was a time when there were four London’s: Red London, White London, Grey London and Black London. They could be moved through freely by people and magic, but then Black London fell and the doors between world’s and cities were closed. Only the Antari may move between these parallel universes now, and Kell is one of the last. Continue reading “REVIEW: A Darker Shade of Magic by V E Schwab”

MISC: WWW Wednesdays- 16th August 2017

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DSC_0731WWW is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Each Wednesday book enthusiasts share their reads by answering three questions:

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next? Continue reading “MISC: WWW Wednesdays- 16th August 2017”

MISC: Top Ten Tuesday- 15th August 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a different topic that one of their bloggers answers, and they invite others to join in, by posting their answers as a comment or by creating their own blog post.

Top Ten Tuesday is back this week, and this week’s topic is 10 recommendations for … Its an open topic, so I thought I’d do 10 recommendations for readers who love strong female characters.

Continue reading “MISC: Top Ten Tuesday- 15th August 2017”

WWW Wednesdays- 9th August 2017

WWW is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Each Wednesday book enthusiasts share their reads by answering three questions:

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’ve been back in rainy, occasionally sunny Wales for a week, and done a placement at a publishers, which was more than a dream come true. So although I finished two books this week, I also read two manuscripts, of which I can say nothing because it’s top secret. Getting to read manuscripts has got to be one of my favourite things I’ve done so far this summer. I know, I’m a bookworm. Continue reading “WWW Wednesdays- 9th August 2017”