Platonic Love

Platonic Love

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature once hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl! Each week, a new topic is put into place and bloggers share their top ten (or your own amount) accordingly.

Today’s blog title is inspired by my favourite SNUPER song. Consider it the soundtrack of this post. 😂 Platonic relationships are one of my favourites, especially in YA. Even when I end up not liking a book, sometimes the friendships within are some of the aspects I did like in the book. Here’s a list of some of my favourite platonic relationships. Quite short this week because of assignments.

The Great Library series – Khalila Seif, Morgan Hault and Glain Wathen

A.K.A one of my favourite trios in the world. These three girls come together after joining the library training programme. At first, they don’t appear to be close, especially since Morgan joins the programme later than the rest of them. But I loved how you can tell how much they love each other and how much they’re willing to go to protect them and the other postulants. They’re separated for a while during the series but when they’re reunited, they’re so cool and funny. They’re all polar opposites of each other but are so understanding and work so well.

The Great Library series – Jess Brightwell, Dario Santiago and Thomas Schreiber

Again, the other half of the Postulant 6. Originally, I was just going to put down Jess and Thomas because best friend goals right there. But then I remember how much I really enjoyed the chemistry between all three. Jess and Thomas hit it off very quickly in the series with Dario just trailing along because of his personality, he’s a really difficult person in the first book. But he’s a brat by nature but he slowly learns to undo his selfish upbringing and becomes so vital to the team. (Also, Khalila and Dario = best book ship)  But these three are so funny in comparison to the girls. Like the girls are all loving and become so supportive of each other, with the boys they’re really ridiculous at some points but I love them.

[I interrupt this post to remind you all to read the great library series by Rachel Caine. YOU WON’T REGRET IT.]

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Books I’m Thankful For

Books I’m Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature once hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl! Each week, a new topic is put into place and bloggers share their top ten (or your own amount) accordingly.

I’ve decided to keep this concise and not the normal list of ten you’d expect. There’s a different reasoning behind each of these books which have ignited my love for books and I have helped me through some difficult time. I would genuinely recommend everything single of these.

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Glass Houses (Morganville Vampire #1) By Rachel Caine

Glass Houses was, I believe, the most pivotal book in terms of me becoming a reader. and who I am today. Before reading Glass Houses, I wasn’t a big reader who read a lot of books. I usually stuck to whatever my sister read, which was J.K. Rowling and Jacqueline Wilson. She bought the first couple of book and recommended me to read them. And I loved it! My sister later outgrew the series and became less of a reader, and gifted all her copies of this series to me and I later bought the rest of the series myself. (It was really sad I had to give away all my copies because of the lack of space in my house.)  I haven’t had time to re-read the series like I wanted too. (Maybe I’m a little afraid because of the memory haze I have of the series) But I definitely want to sit down and re-read it all again. I have really bad memory but I can pinpoint Glass Houses and the series of the Morganville Vampire as one of the most important books in my life. Because it made me a reader, made me love books, and essentially the reason why I’m typing this post now.

Thief/ Hacker/ ANTIDOTE by Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman is famously more known for her Noughts & Crosses series. Which I never read. (Yet!!) As a kid, those books were always checked out, or the school library just never had it because it was pretty behind on keeping up to date. So these ones were shoved to the side, and I’m pretty sure I picked it up because I accidentally found it. Rachel Caine fuelled my love for fantasy, Malorie Blackman started my love for sci-fi. I clearly remember each of these novels so well, and I looooove each and everyone single one.

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Bookish Merchandise

Bookish Merchandise

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature once hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl! Each week, a new topic is put into place and bloggers share their top ten (or your own amount) accordingly.

This week’s topic Bookish Items/Merchandise I’d Like to Own. I don’t really buy book merchandise since most of the books I would buy merchandise for don’t have a big enough following to have people making them and I don’t actually have enough space at home to keep them. So this is part what I like/part wishlist of things I would buy. 😂

1. Bookmarks

Bookmarks are like my #1 when it comes to bookish merchandise. Like, you can never have too many markers. When it comes to me, I’m constantly shoving scrap pieces of paper into my books. It’s just neater and nicer to have even a simple bookmark. But having said that, I do lose a lot of bookmarks. 🙄

 

via my Instagram

 

2. Candles

I think candles are something I rarely buy. Since I barely light them myself, I often ignore candles on merch stores. But I often come across so many that have me tempting my shopping cart. 😍

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Shatter Me Inspired Candles by IceyDesigns

 

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Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

Longest Books I’ve Ever Read
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature once hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl! Each week, a new topic is put into place and bloggers share their top ten (or your own amount) accordingly.

As per the title, these are the ten longest books I’ve read. I’ve excluded a couple for many reasons, for example, I didn’t put down Deathly Hallows because there wasn’t much of a difference between Order of the Phoenix and I excluded non-fiction books I’ve read for school and university.

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1. Les Misérables

Jean Valjean—the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread—Les Misérables ranks among the greatest novels of all time. In it, Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a battle between good and evil, and carries them to the barricades during the uprising of 1832 with a breathtaking realism that is unsurpassed in modern prose.

2. A Game of Thrones

Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.

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Favourite K-Pop Groups

Favourite K-Pop Groups

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie week and since I wasn’t feeling searching down the past TTT’S that I decided to do something that I’m into that isn’t book related. So, I decided to do K-Pop. If you follow me on Twitter, I talk about it more there and I’m actually more active on there. So I’ve decided to make a list of my top ten K-Pop groups.

1- ASTRO

No words can describe how much love I have for Astro. I found them during a time in my life where I was very down and upset with my life at the time. And their bright and cute songs really change my mood from a 0 to 100 very quickly. Their first few mini-albums were based on a season’s concepts which are truly brilliant and so fun to listen to. Their sound is slowly maturing but they keep a fresh look and sound which is kind of signature to them. But, honestly, my all-time favourite K-Pop group. I don’t want to get too much into it because I will go for a long time.

Favourite Member: MJ/ Jinjin

Favourite Album: Autumn Story

Favourite Song: Confession/ Because It’s you

2 – KNK

Favourite Member: Youjin

Favourite Album: Gravity

Favourite Song: Angel Heart

3 – THE BOYZ

Favourite Member: Sangyeon

Favourite Album: The First

Favourite Song: Boy

4 – WEKI MEKI

Favourite Member: Suyeon

Favourite Album: LA LA LA

Favourite Song: Stay With Me

5 – BLACKPINK

Favourite Member: Jisoo

Favourite Album: Square Up (…. well they only have one so I guess it’s my favourite for me)

Favourite Song: Stay

6 – GFRIEND

Favourite Member: Sowon

Favourite Album: Parallel

Favourite Song: Ave Maria

7 – BTS

BTS are on a roll right now. I think it’s impossible to go anywhere online and NOT see them. They’re very much the face of K-Pop at the moment so I probably don’t even need to tell you listen to their music, you’ve probably already have. I’m literally counting the days until October, I can’t wait to see them live and in person.

Favourite Member: Jin

Favourite Album: You Never Walk Alone

Favourite Song: Awake/ Spring Day/ Just One Day

8 – KARD

Favourite Member: J.Seph

Favourite Album: You and Me

Favourite Song: Rumor

9 – TWICE

Favourite Member: Nayeon/ Jihyo

Favourite Album: Twicestagram

Favourite Song: TT/Likey

10 – NCT

Favourite Member: Taeil/ Johnny/ Kun/ Jeno (okay there are currently EIGHTEEN members, no way am I picking just one member)

Favourite Album: #NCT 127 – The Second Mini Album

Favourite Song: Firetruck/ Angel/ Baby Don’t Like It

SPECIAL MENTION (Since this list is just groups here are some female soloists/duos I recommend!):

  1. TAEYEON
  2. CHUNG HA
  3. IU
  4. BOL4
  5. HEIZE

What’s on your TTT this week? Leave me a link or let me know in the comments! 🤗

Book Series I Don’t Plan to Finish

Book Series I Don’t Plan to Finish
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature once hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl! Each week, a new topic is put into place and bloggers share their top ten (or your own amount) accordingly.

I have a habit of starting book series and never finishing them. Sometimes I just forget to continue the series (this happens a lot, especially if I didn’t enjoy the first) but I do try and continue onto the second book which is really where the make or break moment happens for me. But I think these are five series I definitely don’t plan to continue.

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1. The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

I’ve only really read The Mortal Instruments series of this collection. But I really have no intention to continuing onto the other stories and series within this world. I hear her newer pieces are much better and more thrilling but, sadly, I don’t have any interest in the Shadowhunter series anymore.

2. The Selection by Kiera Cass

This series is truly the ‘we could’ve had it all’ series for me. I stopped after the third book and I chose not to continue into the series where it follows the main lead’s daughter. But I was so disappointed by this series. There was so much hidden potential that was just wasted and I think I’ll always be disappointed by this in the end.

3. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Actually, this series is a maybe I’ll pick it up or maybe I won’t. Very much depends on if have the time. Cinder was an alright read for me and this series is so loved which makes me want to finish it but I just don’t have the energy and time for it at the moment.

4. The Folk of the Air by Holly Black

The lack of feeling I had for Cruel Prince was disappointing. I’m in search of a fairy series but I was disappointed by how uninteresting this was. I usually hold on until book two but here I didn’t even to 50% before deciding the series wasn’t for me.

5. The Nightside Saga by Tristina Wright

I think in the review of 27 Hours I was going to read the second but my interest in this is gone after hearing about Tristina. All interest is gone.

There’s probably loads more to this list that I can think of (like the Hunter series, Kricket series or The Queen of the Tearling) But I’m very strapped for time at the moment so couldn’t spend more time on this post.

What’s on your TTT this week? Leave me a link or let me know in the comments! 🤗