Top 5 Wednesday – Favorite Creepy Settings

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These don’t have to be from horror books, but any setting from any book that gave you the heebie jeebies…in a good way.

As a child anything remotely creepy, creeped me out completely. As an adult, not so much but I still avoid horror films at all costs. I don’t mine reading horror stories or watching shows like Buffy: The Vampire Slayer or Pretty Little Liars that have suspense / horror elements. But, I still and will refuse to watch horror movies like Saw or The Ring or any Rated R scary movies.

I know that the prompt says to put creepy settings, but I’m choosing to put in creepy anything. For me, most of the time it’s not the setting that makes the story scarry but the characters or events in the story. Continue reading

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Top 5 Wednesday: Witches

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So there is a topic later this month about paranormal creatures, but 1. witches aren’t creatures and 2. they deserve their own topic. These can be “witch books” or books that happen to feature witches as characters, whether they are main characters or side characters.

Apart from mermaids I was fascinated by Witches, probably because I wanted to be as powerful as the witches I saw on TV and read about. Then again, the witches I cared about were of the nice and friendly variety. Anyway, here’s a semi chronological list of my favorite Witch stories. Continue reading

Top 5 Wednesday: Going in Blind

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–We all know that some synopsis writers spoil events that happen halfway through the book or have heard reviewers say “its best to go into this one blind.” Discuss those books.

Normally, I would give you my reasons as to why I chose the books I did for each Top 5 Wednesday prompt, but I’m not going to do that this time. These are the books or shows I that I didn’t read the synopsis for or the synopsis are so vague that you might as well not read them. Either way, just know that I have loved each and every book or show mentioned on this list. Continue reading

Top 5 Wednesday: Fitness Training

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This can be interpreted a bunch of different ways! Fitness comes in many different packages. This can be about characters who are super fast, strong, agile, good at dancing, good at climbing, athletes, or foodies! Whatever it means to you. This is inspired by those routines you see in magazines for actors, but with more of an open mind and less body shaming.

Some of the training or skills on this list are not physical but I didn’t want to make list of only fighting skills, so there’s a wide range of skills from mind powers, creativity, and other deadly skills.

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Top 5 Wednesday: When Sequels are Better than the Original

PROMPT

–We’ve talked about series that went downhill, and series that are worth it, but which series were best in the middle?

Making this list was hard for me because I don’t normally read that many series and when I do I usually end up liking the first part rather than the sequels. Anyway, here is my list of sequels that are better than the original.

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