Sep
10

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which we list our top tens of different topics each week!

This week’s topic is “Top Ten Books I Would Love to See as a TV Show”.

I chose TV over movies because to me…

TV > Movies

Many film adaptations cannot be accurate to the book, they cannot achieve the same character development, and they are limited in time. TV series can continue for many years and they just know how to be great without having the biggest budget or the biggest network – well, some. But in general I love TV more than film. And that is why I chose TV for this post.

Aug
13

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which we list our top tens of different topics each week!

This week’s topic is “Top Ten Favorite Books With ‘X’ Setting”.

The setting I’ve listed is TOWN (or city). It is often always a character in itself.

Aug
06

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which we list our top tens of different topics each week!

This week’s topic is “top ten books I wish could have had sequels”.

These books were complete stories but I could just read more about that world or the characters. Many of mine will be favourite series that have concluded… and I just can’t bear to let them go.

I also create titles for them.

(I also apologise for my crappy photoshop skills… I believe my skills are much more better than what’s present here on this post.)

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1. GO BUY THESE BOOKS SO I CAN GET A THIRD! Please. Pretty please. Or I’ll call forth the killer unicorns and direct them towards you with their poisonous alicorns.

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2. I miss Trella and Sheepy. I’ve needed a book three since I read Outside In almost two years ago.

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3. Sticks (Lucas), Bill’s best gay friend with cerebral palsy, needs his own book. Seriously. Will, get on it!

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4. I’m content with how the Gone series concluded in Light, just like I was with Mockingjay, but I still would love there to be another book. A book with the kids as adults and them revisiting Perdido Beach and recounting all the events that occurred during the FAYZ and even before, how their lives were before the barrier came. I guess the pilot script I’ve written for a TV series of this series has Sam as a 20-something year old recounting the events in the FAYZ to his psychiatrist. If I am able to have my idea for a Gone TV series worked out, then that would be good enough for me and I won’t need another book because I explore both how they were before the FAYZ and how they are as adults – call it fan fiction if you will, but it’s one that I do to really see come to light.

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5. This beautiful trilogy ended perfectly, it was written perfectly. A book about adult Tariq though would be a nice addition this series.

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6. I can see a fourth book. After the ending of Shine Light, yep. It may be open-ended, but not in my head. Someone needs to be found, even if he doesn’t want to be found.

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7. So… that was a difficult title to come up with. I love Eon and Eona so a third book is only in my sight – though what’s with authors not leaving themselves room to make adequate and good enough titles? (I’m looking at you Maria V. Snyder, too.)

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8. Of course there’s Harry Potter. Though I can’t come up with a good title… Harry Potter and the Ministry Future?

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9.  I’m slacking off here but I’d like to see more of the Across the Universe series because I want to learn more about the city on Centauri-Earth they wind up finding. Sorry if that’s a spoiler but it was always going to happen.

10. And a second book for Markus Zusak’s I Am the Messenger. A great book that needs a sequel. More cards need to be played.

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Which books or series would you like there to be a sequel if there isn’t already?

Jul
16

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which we list our top tens of different topics each week!

This week’s topic is top ten authors who deserve more recognition.

Now, I’m not listing ten authors who I believe deserve more recognition of their work, because that’s just too difficult. Instead, I’m listing ten authors who I believe deserve more recognition because of the person they are and their interaction with readers, like myself. I think a similar post along the lines of top ten nicest authors was done back in May (?) but I didn’t participate in that one… so.

There’s no particular order.

Jun
28

Title: BZRK Reloaded, BZRK #2
Author: Michael Grant
Publication: October 18th, 2013 by Egmont USA
Format, pages: Hardcover, 432
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Sci-Fi
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
ISBN: 9781606843949
My Rating: ★★★★★ 

From Goodreads:

From best-selling author Michael Grant, comes the highly anticipated, terrifying, and mind-bending second book in the BZRK trilogy. 

The entire BZRK cell–including Noah and Sadie–has been left in pieces after the last round of battle with the Armstrong Twins, conjoined brother who plot to rob mankind of its free will. Vincent’s mind is shattered, and his memories hold dangerous secrets–secrets that Lear, BZRK’s mysterious leader, will stop at nothing to protect.

Meanwhile, Bug Man has taken control of the President’s brain, but playing with sanity is a dangerous game. The consequences can spiral way out of control, and the Armstrong Twins are not people Bug Man can afford to disappoint.

The nano is as terrifying, exhilarating, and unpredictable as ever. But the wall of secrets that surrounds it is cracking. What will it reveal? And once the dust has settled, who will be sane enough to find out?

Where art thou BZRK Apocalypse? A year (or who knows how long?) away, that’s where!

It feels as though every Michael Grant book I read becomes a mistress of mine, with Fear and Light being my two wives, who have no idea I’m madly in love with both of them and cheating on them casually with the others. This is a dangerous life I live, risking it all for intense and satisfying pleasure produced from some middle-aged man’s knobbly fingers activated by his intelligently wired brain.

BZRK Reloaded has become my latest mistress, Mistress #8 as I’ve been referring to it as for the past few days. Mistress #8 is more intense, more suspenseful, stranger, BETTER than Mistress #7 (a.k.a. BZRK) – the characters develop even further, such as Sadie having to step into her BZRK identity and role as Plath, hardcore twitcher in progress, as well as her real self, Sadie McClure, daughter to murdered Grey McClure and heiress to McClure Industries, the company behind BZRK, and its fortune; the story plot and arc thickens, both in the macro and in the nano, becoming increasingly intense through whomever’s (i.e., person) and whatever’s (i.e., biot or nanobot) eyes we experience the story from; and lastly, Mistress #8 gives me absolutely no idea – none whatsoever – of what may happen in BZRK Apocalypse, other than forthcoming destruction, as suggested by the title, on global and minuscule scales… such a selfish bitch, leaving me suspended over a “bloody” waterfall. Heck! That’s what Mistresses #1 through to #7 did to me anyway, so I’ve become accustomed to their crazy and torturous and sociopathic, and almost psychopathic, behaviours – have become used to Michael Grant’s usual wickedness.