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Top Ten Tuesday – My Book Wishes (If only there really was a Book Genie!)

It’s Tuesday again and you know what that means?! No? Oh well let me fill you in – Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks list features 10 wishes I would ask the Book Genie to grant me, some example include a new book from a certain author, library goals and certain characters you wish would come to life.

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Lets do this!

  1. I posted a The Host Review today really enjoyed this read and had such a great time with this book and in this world but if I could wish for one thing it would be that Stephenie Meyer would write the sequels. I know what you’re thinking The Host was published in (2008) so this is probably never going to happen but we are wishing for things here right? And I wish for a sequel! PLEASE?

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2. My second wish would be more time- now I know this might seem like a strange one but bare with me. My TBR is huge, and that’s just the books I own, plus all the books I want to read and books are constantly being published. Life is short and my reading list is long. I wish I could live longer because what if I don’t read all the books I want to in my life time. Maybe that’s something I going to have to make peace with.

3. I don’t own a house, but if I did I would ask the Book Genie for something resembling Belle’s library from Beauty and The Beast, a dream library in my dream house. (Sigh)

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4. Now for my fourth wish Book Genie it would be just marvellous if you could bring Will Herondale to life. I love the Infernal Devices and all the Shadow Hunter Books and Will being a bookish boy is a bit of a romantic hero. If only we could swoon over him in real life.

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5.Unlimited cash supply to spend on books (of only)

6. For my sixth and most important wish – I want to be a professional writer, specifically a novelist. Someone said to me last year that wanting to write novels as a career is like wanting to be an Astronaut… Good Luck. Well, I know it’s a long shot but dreaming big is suppose to be a positive thing right?

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7. Now The Mortal Instruments City of Bones movie was a bit of a flop right? But the series is getting a second hope in the shape of Shadowhunters a new t.v show to be shown on ABC Family soon to be Freeform. Now I mentioned I was a Mortal Instruments fan right? Well my wish is that Shadowhunters isn’t rubbish. Please.

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8. Dear Book Genie please can I have The Chair- you know the one the  comfy reading chair of my dreams.

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9. Book Genie can you make it okay to read at work if you could that would be aces.

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10. Finally Book Genie if you could spread the love of reading through out the world that would be just great!

TTT- Top Ten Tuesday Books I’ve had to DNF

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish for this weeks Top Ten Tuesday I am going to be discussing books that I just could not finish and had to DNR. I like to finish most books I read but sometimes if I’m not just enjoying a book I’d rather put it down and pick up something I will enjoy than struggle on. As with everything this is just my opinion and everyone enjoys different things. So… lets get cracking!

1.The Innocents by Francesca Segal

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This is a difficult one because this book was something that I wanted to read for a while, it’s the winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2012 and runs with the tag line – What if everything you ever wanted was no longer enough? That line, the beautiful cover and I was hooked the book is a re-telling of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence and having not read that book any references to the original source material were utterly lost on me. Having said that, if you need to have read The Age of Innocence to enjoy The Innocents this book doesn’t really stand up that well on its own not for me at least.

2.The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

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Before reading this I had wanted to reading something by Neil Gaiman for ages and this is still the only novel of his I have read. While this is a beautifully written book, I just didn’t really get sucked into to the world and kept putting it down and picking up other books. It’s been quite some time now since I began reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane and I just don’t see myself finishing it but I am eager to read more of Neil Gaiman’s work.

3.Dark Lover J.R Ward

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Just another Vampire novel… Look I know this series is beloved but I found it pretty Meh. There are many books in this series and to get me invested in another series with Vampires it’s going to take something pretty special.

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4.How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

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I really wanted to like this book, the premise was interesting, the cover was cute and Saoirse Ronan was in the film adaption, check, check and check. It was the writing style that did it for me, I know that every author has a different voice and How I Live Now inpartcular was in the voice of the main character but it was really off putting and resulted in me putting it down (the book that is).

5.The Virgin Suicides by Jefferfy Eugenides

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Interesting and creative but I found it a bit slow.

6.Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohe

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This is one of those books and we all know the ones that really felt like they were jumping on the Twilight band wagon. I don’t really like it when it feels as if an author as written a book for the audience and genre and mood and fashion of the publishing industry of the time rather than just letting their creativity flow no matter of the fashion of the industry at the time.

7.Broken by A.E Rought

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Broken is a re-telling of Frankenstein which sounds great… in theory. I have a bit of a bug bear when classics are retold in a high school setting. It’s not about YA because I read YA I love the genre but when books are re-told in high schools it automatically lessons the original story some how and fills it with teen angst.

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8.Hurt by Tabitha Suzuma

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This book has a massive twist and it would have been great if I hadn’t guessed it about one hundred pages in.

9 .Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

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JUST.NOT.A.FAN.

10.The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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This is not good or bad I just didn’t connect to the plot. so, NEXT!

So that was a miserable Top Ten Tuesday if you have any DNF or series you won’t finish let me know in the down bar.

Happy reading everyone and see you next time 🙂