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Top 5 Wednesday: Books as Event Themes

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Top 5 Wednesday

Hey Book People! It is another Top 5 Wednesday albeit the lateness (smiles). The books todays covers:

It’s party season, whether that is high school prom, weddings, or summer holiday events. What books would make a good party/event theme??

 

Let us dive into it:

.The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Glamour, glitz, glitter and all the other adjectives for throwing a massive ‘elegant’ party; just ask Jay Gatsby for all the 411 he did it mostly every night till daybreak.

.The Jane Austen Club by Karen J. Fowler
Very suitable for a book club event. You will get tips in how to break down the book in sections for reading, throwing quotes here and there to motivate and the social aspect of people gathering together. P.S Look out for some hook-ups/growing friendships and how to read the signs.

.Just This Once by Rosalind James
This could be a go to for a summer retreat to a tropical country or if you want to go bag-packing in nature. Snorkelling, swimming, hot springs, hiking, lovemaking, fishing, rugby etc. The sun is out bright and summer  never sets in this story.

.Emma by Jane Austen
Listen if you want dips for a ‘gentle’ tea party theme party- leaning more on the Regency era- check out Frank Churchill for the venue and arrangement. Emma  and Jane Fairfax will aid in the music and Miss Bates will teach you how to not let your ears fall pry to the most talkative person at the party.

 

Top 5 Wednesday/ Books You Felt Betrayed By

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Top 5 Wednesday

Hello book world, we are having another go at Top 5 Wednesday with:

March 15th- Books You Felt Betrayed By
–Beware the Ides of March! What books (or characters) did you feel betrayed by, for whatever reason…big or small

Let us dive into it?

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Is that it?” I said after finishing the story. How can a book which features on 98% of Classics books to read, fell so flat. I expected more, I needed more. I needed Gatsby to be more than a love-sick puppy and I needed Daisy to just be more than she is and for the love of narrator will  Nick grow a pair and stick up for himself.At least he had a shred of humanity in the end.

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Favourite Polarizing Books/ Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday

Hello book lovers, I greet you in the name of Top 5 Wednesday on this eighteen day of January two thousand and seventeen. Today we look at:

January 18th: Favorite Polarizing Books
–These are books that people either tend to love or hate, with no in between. Pick some of your favorites that fall into this category.

Let us dive into it:

1.Pride and Prejudice by  Jane Austen

The most popular of JA’s stories and  now that I am rereading- after a 2 year pause of her  collection- I suspect it will tied for my least favourite. In addition, my hunch is if I keep on rereading I may end up disliking the premise. It quite ironic I feel this way about the book when Pride and Prejudice 2005 film adaptation is my favourite movie.

2.To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I am really smitten over this story and I suspect it has more to do with the narrator Jem Scout. I believe following the story through her eyes and smart mouth exposed issues of poverty, racism and family relationship in a profound way that perhaps no other narrator could achieve. Previously I was extremely excited about reading Harper Lee other novel but since a few articles showed me that To Kill A Mockingbird came as a result of an editor’s urging to edit an original script. I am very concern that Atticus Finch and Jem Scout would no longer look the same in my eyes. Therefore, I have put off reading ‘Go Set A Watchman.’

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Books You Want To Finally Read In 2017

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Top 5 Wednesday

Hello my book people, it is Wednesday (well now that I edit my post it is now Thursday) and we are all happy because it is Top 5 Wednesday. We are looking to the future of 2017 with:

 December 7th – Books You Want to Finally Read in 2017
These are those books you meant to read in 2016 or 2015 or 2014 and never got around to. Those books that have been sitting on your TBR for a while, and you really want to get to. These aren’t upcoming 2017 releases; these are older books that need your love too!

There are several books that I really want to read especially on my Classic Challenges, however there are five (5) books on my Goodreads to Read List that I honestly have a special interest in reading. Some of the books have been on the list since 2013 but my interest to peruse those pages has  not deemed even having meeting other new and old releases.

Let Us Dive Into It:

 

 

Books I Want to Re-Read / Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday

Hello my Book People, I greet you on this twenty third day of November in the year two thousand and sixteen in a lovely toasty book filled mood. After all it is Wednesday and Top 5 Wednesday is:

November 23: Books I Want to Re-Read
–Though it seems like we are all constantly chasing the next upcoming release, let’s take a trip down memory lane and talk about some books that we’d like to re-visit.

Let us dive into it:

  • Jane Austen Works: I have been craving to reread my girl JA from the beginning of the year, so for December (in time for her birthday) I want to do a reread of some of her six major works.

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Most Misleading Synopses/ Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday

 

Hello Wednesdayers. How is it in your end of the book world?  Hope all is bookishly lovely. Today for Top 5 Wednesday  we are talking about “Most Misleading Synopses”:

 Ever read a synopsis and think it sounds dumb, but then you read the book years later and it’s actually amazing? Ever read a synopsis and think it sounds amazing, but it actually turns out to be nothing like the synopsis? Ever have a synopsis spoil something that happens 75% of the way into the book so you just spend most of your time waiting for that one element you already know? This is the topic for you.

I am thinking of just a few that came from the ‘top of my head’, these perhaps may not be the most misleading synopses in my library.

LET US DIVE INTO IT:

  • The Circle by Dave Eggers  

Summary says:

What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

I say:

Although the flow of the story had a promising ascent, Mae’s story felt flat too many times thus it did not live up to the captivating description

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Favourite Non-Canon Ships/ Top 5 Wednesday

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Good morning Wednesdayers, how is it in the Book World on your end?  Today we are talking about love, yes love and no it is not February. Now, let me be indiscreet to say that the word “Ship” or “Shipping” always strike me as  teenager language, I prefer saying  love interest and I love talking about characters I wish ended in forever.

 

October 19th: Favorite Non-Canon Ships
–These are the couples you love, but they never got together in canon (canon meaning: what actually happened in the text). Or that did get together, but weren’t together in the end of the series. Or a couple you ship but it’s actually impossible for them to be together because they are from different worlds, franchises, etc. Let your shipper heart run wild. I know mine will.

Let us dive into it:

Jo and Teddy from Little Women by Louisa M Alcott

I was so disappointed when they both married other persons and not each other. I will always dislike the ending of the story because of this romantic/disappointment. I felt that that they were meant for each other based on their emotional and loving connection but the writer had other plans.

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Top 5 Wednesday/ Books That Took You The Longest To Finish (Classic Edition)

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Top 5 Wednesday

Hello to all folks out in Book Land for we visit another topic for Top 5 Wednesday (better late than never). Today’s topic speak of books which took the longest to read not necessarily because of the length but struggle to get past the beginning, middle or it took us ages to finish the last pages. There are books that I am currently reading, I am climbing at a steady pace (or not so much) to finish read, however today’s books are only for the finished.

Let us dive into it:

° Bleak House by Charles Dickens

I started the story sometime around October/ November 2015 as part of a Spin Challenge for the Classic Book Club but I did not finish till February 2016. What made the book stood out for me was the challenge to get pass near the middle when the Jarndayce vs Jarndayce matter took precedence. I had to read from my copy and had the aid of a audio. I am definitely not rereading anytime soon but I still have a ‘thing’ for Charles Dickens work.

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Books Into TV Shows/ Top 5 Wednesday

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Good morning Wednesdayers, I hope all is bright and bookish on this illustrious sixteenth day of the ninth month of the two thousand and sixteenth year. This week on Top 5 Wednesday the topic is:

September 14: Books You Want to See as TV Shows
–With fall TV season starting up, this seems relevant.

Many of the books I like or love are already in  movie format because coincidentally I  appreciate books with film adaptation and vice versa. I am not good at following TV shows because  I am not patient for tuning every week for another episode. However, if a few of the series I read as a child or a few from some series as an adult, why not and I can play catch up.

P.S. I tried researching to verify if any of the following books  are not already TV Shows BUT if  you know differently please do let me know.

Let us dive into it:

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Top 5 Wednesday/ Excited For New Releases?

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The ninth day of the eighth month of the year two thousand and sixteen presents me with a reading challenge:  “Authors you are waiting for another book from” Top 5 Wednesday

Immediately  my favourite author comes to mind but she is unfortunately among the permanently resting. I tried another author who is not a favourite but whose brilliant mind amazes but he is also not among the living.

There are living whose work I admire but at the present moment I am not eagerly bubbled over waiting for any new release. 

What does my reading taste say about me?