Queen of Darkness, Shadows, Storm AND Blood — Frequently Used Words in Fantasy Titles {Top Ten Tuesday}

180424 Frequently Used Words in Fantasy Titles

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Let’s be honest: fantasy titles are not always super creative or innovative. It’s why there are so many random fantasy title generators available. Does it mean I love them any less? Heck no. But, it is fun to see how many books titles you can get with the same words. I didn’t even have to look far for this. I just opened my media library, typed in a commonly used fantasy word and *poof* I have so many books already available.

Here are my picks for five of the most frequently used words in fantasy:

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My 5 Star Predictions For The Rest of 2018 {Top Ten Tuesday}

180420 TTT 5 Star Predictions

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Today is a freebie topic and I have chosen to do the 5 star TBR prediction. Basically, I take a look at all the books on my TBR (more specifically in this case, my 2018 release TBR) and predict which books I think are very likely to become 5 star reads for me.

Though I personally would like to extend this to 4,5 to 5 star ratings. Why? Because in my personal rating system, there is not that much difference between a 4,5 star rating and a 5 star rating. The difference is really only in my reading experience. I could love two books equally and see no flaw in either, but the 5 star book  I may have enjoyed so much because I could read it in one sitting and was totally immersed while reading. While the 4,5 star book  I may have loved equally, but didn’t have the time to read in one sitting so I had to spread it out over 1-2 weeks of annoyingly interrupted reading. Meaning my reading experience for the 4,5 star book just wasn’t as fulfilling as the 5 star book, but that is in no way the book’s fault. I can’t blame my reading experience on the book now, can I? Nor is this something I can predict in any way.

So basically, what I’m trying to say is: these are the 2018 releases I’m predicting to give a 5 (or 4,5) star rating! I’m already super curious to come back at the end of the year and see how right (or wrong) I was 🙂

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Books I Loved But Will (Probably) Never Re-Read {Top Ten Tuesday}

180410 TTT Book I Loved But Will Never Re-Read

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Today’s topic is all about the books I loved but will probably never re-read. Now, this was a real tough one for me as I’m more of a “I want to re-read all my favorite books and I’ll proclaim my good intentions forever but probably never re-read anyway” kind of girl. If I loved a book, I’ll automatically want to re-read. Even if I may never have the time or be in the right mood again, I’ll still want to re-read. But for the sake of this list, I dug deep and tried to be brutally honest with myself and came up with a few books I’ll probably never re-read. (but hey, never say never!):

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TV Characters That Deserved Better {Top Ten Tuesday}

180404 TTT TV Characters That Deserved Better

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Do you know the saying “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become a villain”?

I feel that way about tv shows. They either get cancelled too early, or they just go on for too long and end up messing up in one way or another. Especially when it comes to their characters. No matter how much I can love a show, nothing annoys me quite as much as a badly or unfairly handled character. So today, I decided to focus on a few of the characters that I feel deserved better.

Note: this list contains spoilers so proceed with caution.

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Ten Locations Books Helped Put On My Travel Bucketlist {Top Ten Tuesday}

180327 TTT Travel Bucketlist

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I’ve always loved travelling. When I was little, it was my dream to see the world. And now I am a part of that adult world, it is still my dream, except now I’m also more aware of the difficulties coming with that dream. Such as money and time. Though I consider myself lucky and have been able to travel to some nice locations already, there are still sooo many travel destinations I want to get to. Luckily there are books, which help you travel the world from the comfort of your couch. And sometimes, they even fire up that travelbug inside of you.

These are ten travel destinations that books helped put on my travel bucketlist (or at least confirmed their spot on my bucketlist even further):

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The Spring 2018 Book Releases I’m Looking Forward To The Most (So I Can Buy Them & Then Procrastinate On Reading Them Forever Probably) {Top Ten Tuesday}

180320 TTT Spring 2018 Book Releases

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SPRING IS FINALLY HEEEEEEERE! Well, it’s currently still freezing cold here, but I mean, theoretically spring is here. So yay for that, because winter always manages to turn me into big old Mrs. Grumpy McGrump.

Anyway, you know what’s also here? So many amazing spring releases! Here are the spring 2018 releases I am most looking forward to reading as soon as they come out (and will probably procrastinate forever and maybe read next year somewhere…):

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Holy Plot Twist Batman! — Books That Surprised Me {Top Ten Tuesday}

180313 Books That Surprised Me

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Reading a lot has many benefits. You learn a lot, you travel the world without leaving your couch, you make lots of fictional friends and you get to fall in love with so many different worlds. I would say there are no downsides to reading a lot… except maybe that after a while, you’ll become better and better at predicting the way the plot will go. The journey is still fun, but it’s not always fun when you can already predict most of the plot 20% into the book.

Luckily, this is not always the case. Some books still manage to surprise me. Some things I did not see coming AT ALL. And I love it when this happens. Of course what surprises me, may not surprise you, or vice versa. But here are some of the books that surprised me in some way.

Note: this post does not contain any actual spoilers, meaning I will not say what exactly surprised me (like: character X died, or X and Y got together, or THIS THING happened). However, if you consider the fact of a book having a plot twist to be a spoiler or to lessen your enjoyment of the book in any way, then I advise you to not continue reading this post.

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You Have Bewitched Me, Body And Soul — Favorite Romantic Book Quotes {Top Ten Tuesday}

180306 Favorite Romantic Book Quotes

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Today’s all about book quotes! Now, I LOVE quotes, as evidenced by my previous posts on my favorite book quotes and favorite first sentences. And you also probably know I’m a huge romantic and love love. So for this post I decided to focus on some of my favorite romantic book quotes. All of these made me swoon, made me ship and one even made me laugh while still making me swoon and ship!

So without further ado, I present to you ten of my favorite romantic book quotes:

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Books I Could Re-Read Forever (& Ever & Ever…) {Top Ten Tuesday}

180227 Books I Could Re-Read Forever

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Today is all about those books we could re-read forever. I don’t re-read a lot (though it’s my goal to do this more), but when I do re-read, I usually go for one of these two categories:

  1. The feel-good contemporary romances. The books that make me smile. The books that make me swoon. The books that make me feel good and always manage to cheer me up, no matter what.
  2. The epic fantasy worlds I adore. For when I really want to escape reality and just live in another world for a while. For when I want to help fight dragons, rebel against evil overlords, go on dangerous heists or save the world, all from the safety and comfort of my couch.

Taking both categories into account, these are the books you’ll most likely find me re-reading:

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Oops, I Don’t Care Anymore — Books I’m No Longer Interested In Reading {Top Ten Tuesday}

180220 TTT No longer interested

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Today’s all about the books I’m just no longer interested in reading. This was a tough one for me because I don’t like to say never. Who knows, I might change my mind and still want to read these later… But for now, I’m scratching them off my TBR.

Note: this is just a personal opinion. If any of these are your favorites, I’m sorry. You can always (kindly) let me know if you think I should keep them on my TBR though 🙂

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