Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a Mother’s Day freebie. I decided to go with some of the best mother’s in literature…so here goes!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is all about fandoms! I’ve decided to talk about ten reasons why I believe Harry Potter is awesome. I could have mentioned so much more…
It’s a fantastic story. There’s no denying that the series is incredibly popular and I believe it’s for good reason. The story gripped me from the start and it’s continuing to grip children and adult alike.
It appeals to both males and females. Not many books can do that!
Its characters. The characters are so diverse. There’s got to be a character than any person could somewhat identify with. The characters are well developed especially through the course of the series.
Strong female leads. Got to love Hermione. She’s intelligent and kick ass at the same time!
I love that there are little clues that you start to piece together as the series continues.
There’s something different to find every single time you read it!
The story tells us that having magic doesn’t solve everything. People still come to harm and Harry’s parents themselves didn’t survive, despite being good wizards.
It’s so British- I love that an amazing series has come straight out of Britain! It makes me proud.
Movies- they may not be as perfect as we’d want them to be, but I think they’re pretty close!
Love- I adore that love is the most powerful tool of all ❤ What a lovely message!
What did you do for your list this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s list it’s all naming things with a literary name. It could be an animal, a child etc. etc. I decided to go for pet names and it was surprisingly fun!
Scout and Atticus – To Kill A Mockingbird
Love that book and adore the characters. They’d be cute pet names!
Manchee- The Knife of Never Letting Go
I think it’s too much to want a Manchee that talks, but I ADORE the name.
Snape, Luna, Minerva, Sirius – Harry Potter
Such awesome characters. A pet would be worthy to have those names!
Jojo- After one of my favourite authors Jojo Moyes!
A cute animal name, don’t you think?
Scarlett- Gone With The Wind
Not a massive fan of the book, but I love the name. Would be cute for a dog or a cat.
Pippi- Pippi Longstocking
I think this would be a cute name for any animal. 😀 Now I want another pet to name!
What have you done for your list this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s list it’s all about the villains! I loved putting this list together. I love a bookish villain!
Voldemort and Dolores Umbridge- Harry Potter
Voldemort has to be one of the ultimate villains in children’s literature. He’s so evil, I love to hate him. Dolores Umbridge also drove me mad but I loved it. J.K. Rowling sure knows how to write a villain!
Miss Trunchbull- Matilda
I used to be terrified of Miss Trunchbull when I was younger. She scared my class too, but they loved it at the same time.
The Grand High Witch- The Witches
The Grand High Witch is such a fantastic character. I really wanted to read this book to my last class but I think it would have scared them.
Amy- Gone Girl
Amy is a messed up character. She freaked me but I LOVED it.
The White Witch- The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Ooh, The White Witch was evil and powerful. Loved to read about her.
Mrs Danvers- Rebecca
I found Mrs Danvers to be so creepy. She got under my skin.
Queen Levana- The Lunar Chronicles
Love Queen Levana. I felt like Fairest helped to get to know the character more. I think she’s a fantastic villain.
President Snow- The Hunger Games
You have to have a great villain in a series like The Hunger Games. I think President Snow was a perfect villain.
Ty got under my skin because he was so awful yet somehow you ended up feeling sorry for him? How does that work!?
Who are your favourite villains? Feel free to leave a link to your Top Ten post and I’ll stop by!
How did I get it?:
I bought it!
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
This review is certainly a tricky one to write because on the one hand I absolutely loved being back in Harry Potter world, I loved the nostalgia, I loved some of the story line, but on the other hand I was a little dissatisified with this book. I think it was always going to be hard to live up to its predecessors. I’m still happy I read it and I would certainly recommend it to Harry Potter fans. I’m just not as content after reading it as I hoped I would be. I won’t reveal what happens in the play- no-one likes a spoiler, but it is brilliant to be in that world once more.
This book is so easy to fly through. I have to admit to quite liking the play format. It made it incredibly easy to read although I didn’t find it as gripping as following the other Harry Potter stories. It also doesn’t read as a continuation of that tale, so I wouldn’t recommend going into this book thinking that it’s Harry Potter 8. I liked being introduced to the offspring of those characters that we know so well and there were some really intriguing moments. I feel like some of the characters didn’t really ring true to those characters that we came to love over the years. Some moments were quite confusing too.
Overall, this was a really mixed reading experience for me. I enjoyed some parts, I was confused by others. I don’t think it’s perfect, but it’s nostalgic and a decent addition to a Harry Potter fan’s bookcase!
Would I recommend it?:
Yes- 3.5 stars!
A nostalgic, but not perfect read!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. I got really stuck with the prompt today, so I decided to put my own spin on it and write about ten characters I love to hate!
Bella Swan– Twilight– I can’t help but enjoy complaining about Bella. She’s just so dull and moany. I don’t think I ever identified with her when reading Twilight. I don’t think I ever will like her!
Dolores Umbridge– Harry Potter-Ooh, she’s a bad one. I loved hating Umbridge. She made my skin crawl.
Voldemort– Harry Potter– He truly is one of my favourite villains. I adore hating him.
Lucius Malfoy– Harry Potter– Lucius is a great character to hate. He’s smarmy and irritating.
President Snow– The Hunger Games– As you might have guessed by now, I do love to hate a villain and in The Hunger Games it was President Snow who I loved to hate.
Estella Havisham– Great Expectations– Miss Havisham is a pretty good character to hate as well, but I loved to hare Estella more. Her attitude towards men was despicable and I hated the way she treated Pip!
Amy Dunne– Gone Girl– I’m always surprised how strongly I hate Amy. She is one of the best written characters in a thriller. It’s weirdly fun yet equally creepy to be her mind or at least try and understand her.
Amy March– Little Women– Amy always irritates me. She’s so selfish. Yet I don’t mind reading about her selfishness.
Daniel Cleaver– Bridget Jones’ Diary– He’s a player. He’s horrible. However he’s fun to read about and I can’t help but love to hate him!
Holden Caulfield– The Catcher In The Rye-I definitely have a love/hate relationship with Holden Caulfield. I find him insufferable, but at the same time love him for it!
Who made your list this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week the list is the Top Ten Characters that we wish would get their OWN book. This was quite a tricky list for me, but here is what I have come up with.
In no particular order… (Click on the book image for the Goodreads page!)
Luna Lovegood- Harry Potter- What’s not to love about Luna? I’d definitely want to hear more from her side of the story, no matter how strange it may be!
Neville Longbottom– Harry Potter- I always wonder what the story would’ve been like from Neville’s point of view!
Kenjii– Shatter Me trilogy- I absolutely love Kenjii and would love to know more about him.
Cinna- The Hunger Games- Such a fabulous character!
Tris’s mum- Divergent- I loved Tris’s mum. She’s an amazing, strong character.
Wendy– Unearthly- I would have liked to have learnt more about Clara’s friend Wendy!
Daniel– Mara Dyer- Mara’s brother Daniel was so protective over her! I’d love to know more about what’s going on in his head!
Iko– The Lunar Chronicles- Yes, I’m totally putting her on my list. I loved Iko. I would love to see more from her!
Toby– Geek Girl- Toby is a great character. I thought he was adorable!
Susannah- The Summer I Turned Pretty- Susannah may not be there in all of the books, but she’s definitely want brings the families together.
So who would you like to have a book of their own! Let me know in the comments or feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!