Top 5 Wednesday: Side Character Relationships

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Tell us your favorite relationships that don’t involve the protagonist!

 

Toph & Sokka (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

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This is mostly due to the theory where Toph’s daughter, Suyin, is actually Sokka’s daughter too. I know this mostly likely not true, but I can dream can I?

Caroline & Klaus (The Vampire Diaries)

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Spike & Dawn (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer)

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No, I DEFINITELY don’t mean in it in romantic way, but I do love their friendship, and how he protects her in an older brotherly sort of way.

 

Heather & Pizza Girl (Landline)

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It’s a little known ship, but ever since I read about it in Landline by Rainbow Rowell, I loved it… and wish there was more to it.

Rogelio & Michael (Jane the Virgin)

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I just love their bromance and friendship, and they are my brOTP

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Top 5 Wednesday: Hufflepuff (and some Ravenclaw) Pride

PROMPT

Show your Hogwarts House Pride, and tell us the top 5 books that represent your house!

Years ago I took the sorting hat quiz on Pottermore and I was sorted into Hufflepuff. To be honest, I was surprised I wasn’t sorted into Ravenclaw, but I quickly embraced my new house and still consider myself a Hufflepuff. Then, Pottermore changed the quiz and I took it again and was newly sorted into Ravenclaw. And surprise, surprise, I was upset because I wasn’t placed into the Hufflepuff House. Again, I’ve had to get used to a new house identity. I still haven’t gotten used to it and that’s why on my Bookstagram bio I describe myself as a “HuffleClaw”. The following are some of my favorite books and shows sorted in my houses… by me.

Hufflepuff Traits: hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty, and fair play

Ravenclaw Traits: Intelligence, wit, wisdom, creativity, and originality

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Top 5 Wednesday: Summer Reads & Movies

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The weather is heating up (for half of the world), so what books remind you of summer and are your quintessential summer reads?

When I think of summer I think sun, beach, friendships, romance, and adventures. The books and movies listed below have some if not all those elements. I know it’s supposed to be 5, but I couldn’t help myself and listed more than I was supposed to.  Continue reading

Top 5 Wednesday: Authors You Want to Read More From

PROMPT

Talk about some authors that you’ve only read one or a few books from, and you NEED to read more!

Today’s topic is actually about book inspired themed party events but I’m going to talk about a previous topic from last month instead. I completely forgot to post this last month, and since I don’t have a good list for this prompt, I thought why not post this instead?  Continue reading

Top 5 Wednesday: Angsty Romance

PROMPT

–This topic has been much requested! Talk about your favorite ships that have a healthy side of angst. (definition: adj.: describes a situation or literary piece which contains dark, depressing, angry, and/or brooding emotions from the participating characters.)

Instead of today’s actual topic about video games, I’m going to talk about a previous topic I missed from last month. And it’s all about aangst… I mean angst.

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I have read my share of angsty books, but my least favorite and most worrisome type is the “angsty romance”. I don’t like it because I hate the trope of using romantic love as a solution to a character’s serious problems. Personally, I think it sends a bad message about getting help and recovery, because recovery should start with the individual not someone else. I’m always hyper aware of it in YA romance, and I’m always happy when they avoid that horrendous cliché. Below are some examples of good angsty romance, and one really bad example.

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