Top 5 Wednesday

 Top 5 Wednesday

This weekly book meme officiated in November 2013 and is still going stong! Every week there is a topic and your list will be based off this topic. For further information check out the Goodreads Page here.

June 15th: Favorite Literary Fathers/Father Figures
In celebration of Father’s Day this month for most countries, talk about your favorite dads!
Arthur Weasley
I don’t know about you guys but I always dreamed about having a dad like Arthur; funny, brave and overall embarrassing lol
Atticus Finch
I’m just going to ignore the events that unfold in Go Set a Watchman and focus on the brave and righteous Atticus
Mr. Earnshaw
This guy is barely in Wuthering Heights but his impact pretty much sets the whole story in motion. He is a good guy who wanted to do the right thing and adopts poor Heathcliff despite his skin color and most of the family’s dislike of the child. He dies way too soon and I would love to know how things would have been different had he lived (maybe a happy ending for Cathy and Heathcliff?).
Shalom Singer
America’s father always wanted the best for America and her siblings. He just genuinely seems like a good guy who wants his family to be happy.
And I can’t think of a fifth one….yikes. If anyone has suggestions I’m sure I’m forgetting some awesome dads but my brain feels like mush after a late night at work.
XOXO,
Mary
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Most Likely To…Book Tag

So the aim of this game is write down 18 character names on pieces of paper, and choose three out at a time. Then with each round, there will be three options, and you sort them into who would be “most likely to” do each thing.

Round One:

1. Get Arrested

2. Cry in a Movie

3. Have Kids First

The Characters:

Charlotte Holmes (A Study in Charlotte) has been arrested so she fits perfectly into that category . Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars) would cry in a movie I can totally see that he’s so over-the-top I can’t help but picture him getting worked up over a movie. Peet Mellark (The Hunger Games) would have kids first since he already has two.

Round Two:

1. Become a Multi-Millionaire

2. Write a Best-Selling Book

3. Donate All Their Money to Charity

The Characters:

Elias (An Ember in the Ashes) would donate all his money to charity he’s just that kind of guy. Maven Calore (The Red Queen) would be a multi-millionaire although I won’t comment on the methods he uses to get there. Edmund Pevensie (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) would definitely write a book about all of his adventures in Narnia.

Round Three:

1. Join a Cult

2. Beat Donald Trump in a Presedential election

3. Be a Closet Nerd

The Characters:

Poppy (Wink, Poppy, Midnight) would join a cult, actually she would probably be running the cult. Ron Weasley (Harry Potter) would be Trump in an election although we would probably all vote for him just to see Hermione as the first lady. Aiden (Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between) the lacrosse player is most definitely a closet nerd.

Round Four:

1. Have the Most Piercings

2. Get a Stalker

3. Open an Orphanage

The Characters:

Mare Barrow (The Red Queen) would have the most piercings out of this group. Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson) I can totally see him picking up some stalkers along the way thankfully he has Annabeth to fight them off. Lucy Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia) the youngest Pevensie has a heart of gold and I can totally see her opening an orphanage.

Round Five:

1. Became an Actress

2. Join a Gang

3. Open a Bakery

The Characters:

Kahlen (The Siren) would totally open a bakery with Akinli just because it’s something she’s never been able to do. Alice (Alice in Wonderland) this girl would definitely definitely join a gang before realizing how crazy it is and  backing out. America Singer (The Selection) would be an awesome actress I think.

Round Six:

1. Go Christmas Caroling

2. Have a Goth Phase

3. Murder Someone

The Characters:

Aurora Rose (Once Upon a Dream) would go through a Goth phase she missed out on so much of her teen years that it would only make sense for her to rebel in this way. Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter) I think he has the most potential of these three to murder someone but I don’t know if he would. Audrey (Finding Audrey) sweet Audrey and her crazy family would totally go caroling.

If you haven’t done this already consider yourself tagged. I had a lot of fun with this and was laughing out loud while looking at the 3 characters and trying to figure out which category best fit them.

XOXO,
Mary

Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey,  and is now hosted byThoughtsOnTomes. To find out more/Join, check out the Top 5 Wednesday Goodreads group here.

June 8th: Favorite Character Names
-Fairly self-explanatory. Names you like for whatever reason!

Ginevra “Ginny” Weasley
Ginny is my favorite character in the Potter series she’s a total badass and a great friend. Plus I’ve always wanted to be a red head hahaha. I love the nickname Ginny it’s definitely on my list of possible girl names should I have a daughter in the future.

Ginny Weasley

Charlotte Holmes
Charlotte is such a classy name and Charlotte despite her flaws is a pretty classy I think. Charlotte is a strong force to be reckoned with and I admire her for always standing by her convictions and for relying on her brains.

A Study in Charlotte

Alice 
Oh Alice how I love you. She’s curious, playful, and imaginative and I just love her to pieces. Plus whenever I take any of those what is your Disney name I always get Alice.

Alice in Wonderland

Primrose Everdeen
Prim is a beautiful name for a strong and beautiful character. She was independent and strong in a way that complimented Katniss and she could always bring out a softer side to our at time jaded main character.

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Cadence Sinclair
Cadence has been a favorite name of mine for years so I was super excited to find a book with Cadence as a MC. Her name evokes power, money, and is just overall alluring.

We Were Liars

As you can see I have pretty girly classic taste in names lol. What are your favorite character names?

XOXO,
Mary

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post and, if you want to, add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s posts (typically put up midnight EST on Tuesday) so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.
This week’s theme is Top 10 Reasons I Love X. I love and hate this theme at the same time there are so many things I can talk about how do I choose just one? I’ve decided to go off the book realm and choose….DISNEY
1.  Disney World is my favorite place in the world
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2. My goal is to be a Disney Princess when  I grow up 
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3. I can watch it with my 3 year old and enjoy the hidden adult humor 
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4. The music is awesome and addictive and makes me happy
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5. It introduces people to classic literature fairy tales, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland even Greek mythology
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6. Everyone is so attractive even when they’re just waking up lol
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7. When I’m sad I know I can turn on a Disney movie for an instant pick-me-up
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8.  PIXAR
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9. The sequels are so good I mean the Toy Story movies are perfection
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10. Walt Disney followed his dreams
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For me Disney is timeless and wonderful and I have never associated Disney with anything but happy memories. The movies are amazing and unique with a wonderful set of memorable characters. I admire Walt for taking nothing and turning it into a lifestyle. I love that just like books my love of Disney has helped to introduce me to cool new people.
What was your Top 10 list this week?
XOXO,
Mary