Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop (Final)

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, I relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

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To All The Books I’ve Loved Before

The movie for ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ just came out on Netflix and it is based on the book written by Jenny Han which I was completely obsessed about when I finished reading it. So, to commemorate this book to movie adaptation I decided to do a book tag.

This fun book tag was created by Frankinesce so do check out her YouTube channel!

Kenny from camp AKA your first book love

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Literally any books written by Enid Blyton

John Ambrose McClaren AKA the book that got away 

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I love Percy Jackson but I feel like Rick has lost his writing magic with his new series and I just gave up after finishing the Heroes of Olympus series

Lucas from Homecoming AKA your GBF (your favorite LGBTQ+ character of book)

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Lisbeth Salander!!!!!

Josh Sanderson AKA the book next door (a book you’ll love no matter forever)

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Peter Kavinsky AKA your one true love

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This weeks topic is “Books That Take Place In Another Country”

I am assuming this “takes place in another country” to be outside my own country which honestly makes this post far easier because all books I read are outside my country of Malaysia.

UK

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America

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This one is for two countries: America & Italy

Sweden

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Afghanistan

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Europe

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Italy

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Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Book Quotes

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This weeks topic is “Favorite Book Quotes”.

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_After all this time___Always,_ said Snape- (3)

I have realized that I don’t read a lot of series and I really want to get into another series but what series though? Any good recommendations?

 

Books I Could Re-Read FOREVER

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

And the introduction out of the way let’s get started! This weeks topic is BOOKS I CAN RE-READ FOREVER!!!!!!

Do I even need to do this list honestly? You guys know which books I can read forever. If you don’t then you must be new…

Harry Potter Series

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Like Duh! I thought that now I am 25 my mind would have changed and I would find more problems with them or just generally find more flaws that the 7 year old me missed but I recently finished Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone and to be quite honest I enjoyed it more now as an adult as compared to when I was a kid because now I can appreciate how talented J.K. Rowling is (which is why I am a tad bit sad that her Cormoran Strike series didn’t captivate me as much as Harry Potter did) and how much time and creativity that was spent on building the characters, the plot, the world and their interactions. I had many moments where I laughed out loud reading HP and The Philosopher’s Stone and it has made me want to re-read the series all over again (Not Harry Potter and the cursed child though… that book will NEVER be canon in my eyes. OVER MY DEAD BODY WILL I CONSIDER THAT BOOK CANON… Even now I still can rant over the injustice that is that book. Ugh I can’t even… it will only get my blood pressure up). The book was just so good for me (I say book because you never know maybe the later installments I finally find flaws to critique).

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

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I really enjoyed this series. I enjoyed it so much I spent over RM 300++ to buy the next series; The Kane Chronicles and The Heroes of Olympus series, of which I partially regretted because I had realized too late that I did not enjoy Rick’s new writing style and how his newer books lack any consequence and felt so juvenile-ish. With Percy Jackson, yes the books are for middle graders especially the first few but as you read you grow with the characters. The stakes get higher and characters die (not the main characters but you can win them all) so you feel like shit is going to hit the fan any moment. I would definitely re-read if my library stocked these books in order because I swear they don’t have them all and it infuriates me. Why get a book in a series if you’re not going to get the whole series. I don’t understand that logic.

Millenium series

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I am not too sure why I even like re-reading this series. I just kind of do especially the third book (The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest). I haven’t read the newer ones from this other author and I probably won’t not that I didn’t try. I did. It just wasn’t as engaging anymore.

Sabriel, Lirael & Abhorsen

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Yeah they’re from the Old Kingdom Series but I didn’t read Clariel and some other books from the series and have only read these three hahahha. I really like this series because as much as I hate Garth Nix and his huge time jump between books (excluding Lirael and Abhorsen) I quite enjoy reading about different heroines and their differing strengths and weaknesses and their character growth. It is intriguing to see how the environment of said heroines has a huge influence on their power and how they tackle obstacles in their way. Like Sabriel who has been trained to be an Abhorsen is calm, cool and collected and knows her shit whereas Lirael who was an unknowing Abhorsen but was raised as a Clayr is unsure, nervous at first but bloomed to be a resourceful and intelligent heroine. I have heard that Clariel was an Abhorsen who went rogue so yeah all of the heroines are interesting in their own way.

Funny how I don’t say historical romance as books I can re-read forever because I feel that historical romance isn’t the type of book you would call evergreen or timeless because I loved Judith McNaught books when I was younger but now re-reading it again I realized that the books were very problematic. Also, historical romance is the type of book that doesn’t have much nuance and it is like if you read one you have read them all.

And so yeah these are the only books that I can see myself re-reading it forever. I haven’t found any other books that I feel deserves to be on the forever list as of yet but I am still searching.

 

Books I’m Thankful For :)

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I would like to dedicate this post to all the books that have left me SHOOK! THIS IS FOR YOU!!!!!! I LOVE ALL YA’LL!

Right, this is for the Top Ten Tuesday meme from The Broke and The Bookish so be sure to check them out. 😀

R.L. Stine

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I was obsessed with his work when I was younger. First it was Goosebumps then it was the Fear Street installment and whilst I don’t read his works anymore his books hold a special place in my heart and also I am pretty sure it is his books that made me interested in the macabre.

Nancy Drew series

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This series was the one that sowed in me my love for mysteries and detective work. It was because of Nancy that I am obsessed with mysteries be it serious homicide cases to something really silly like the theory for the lore of FNAF (Five Nights at Freddy’s). If you see my Youtube history 90% of it is just me listening to theory and mystery videos and the last 10% is for random stuff. I wanted to be Nancy Drew man, a lil asian version of Nancy what with her perfect life; intelligent, pretty, hot boyfriend, awesome best friends, huh… still wish I could have her life to be honest.

Harry Potter series

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Come on man. This book was the shit for me. It allowed me to mingle with other kids at school because we were all reading the same books and best reason for me to be thankful for this book was because when I read it I really thought highly of myself and books I read and had I not thought this way of myself I would have never criticized what this girl read during a class and we wouldn’t have become the BESTEST OF FRIENDS! 11 years counting to forever man.

My Secret Unicorn

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Ah. This book was the book my best friend, Nyn, was reading when I came to her all low key judgmental.

Fifty Shades of Grey series

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Jesus Christ. I never imagined I would put this book into my books I am thankful for but let me explain before ya’ll think I am a hardcore fan. This book is my baseline for bad books. If I can survive reading this, I CAN SURVIVE READING ANYTHING! Also, the writing is so bad it unintentionally becomes a comedy.