Top 5 Wednesday is a meme Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Topics are set for every week so to join in on the fun just check out the memes goodreads group!
This week’s topic is Books For Your Hogwarts House. The prompt this week is to: Show some Hogwarts House Pride, and share the top 5 books that represent your house!
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. Topics are set for every week so to join in on the fun just check out the memes goodreads group.
*Before I begin I wanted to thank all of you guys who kept reading and liking and commenting even though I was markedly absent here. I’d like to say I’m back to blogging for good now but life is pretty busy at the moment and I’m finding it difficult to juggle all that and this blog (but that won’t stop me from trying).
Anyway so, this week’s topic is Fandoms You’re No Longer a Part Of. Pretty self explanatory right? (These are fandoms you used to be super invested in, and now are no longer a part of.) This post will be a little different because I won’t be listing just books…
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. Topics are set for every week so to join in on the fun just check out the memes goodreads group. This week’s topic is Book Trends You’re Tired Of.
Pretty self-explanatory topic. You just basically list the bookish trends you’re tired of seeing. Scroll down to see mine!
For this post, I wanted to talk about the mega-best-selling authors, you know the ones that I’m talking about, the ones who seem to have 121626 books out and everyone of them has been on the NYT Bestseller list. I don’t know what wizardry these people are performing! We all know the authors I’m talking about: Danielle Steele, Stephen King, Nora Roberts, James Patterson, Dan Brown and Wilbur Smith (who, fun fact, was born in what was then called Northern Rhodesia which is now called Zambia (my country!) and etc..
So now we’re at the reason I’m writing this post. I honestly have never read a single book by any of those authors. Why? Because all that fame kinda intimidated me. I mean there must be a reason why these authors are so popular and why their books seem to sell so well. Personally I feel like I wouldn’t even know where to start. Its like these authors have such huge followings and I feel like I would start to question everything about my reading tastes if I read one of them and ended up hating them. What do you think?
Another reason I tend to shy away from these authors is the fact that they all seem to keep publishing the same type of books over again . I get sticking to what works but mixing it up a little can’t hurt right? But I’m just talking from an outside perspective, I don’t know how I’d actually feel if I read these authors…
Anyway this entire post was basically an excuse to ask for recommendations. If you know good books that would introduce to to any of the authors I mentioned above, let me know in the comments!
Have you read any of the above mentioned authors? If so do they really deserve to be mega-best-sellers?
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. Topics are set for every week so to join in on the fun just check out the memes goodreads group. This week’s topic is Current Favorites that Aren’t Books. This could be anything from movies to food to makeup….
Ugh I hate freebie topics! Anyway I couldn’t think of anything specific I wanted for this post so I just decided to do a mish-mosh of some random things that have interested me in the past month. Enjoy 😁😁😁
To be honest, Netflix just started working in my country so obviously I’m freaking out to find out what all the fuss was about. And it seems it came just in time for the 13 Reasons Why tv adaptation *squeals* (Have you guys seen the trailer??? *squeals again*).
Thirteen Reasons Why is just a good book, you’d never know it carries such a big punch and I’m so happy it’s getting adaptation. I’m kinda nervous because what if it’s horrible…
O.m.g guys a show based on the Archie Comics?! Netflix is really killing it! I’m so excited to watch this when I can because GAH! It’s an Archie adaptation! *flails*
I don’t know how I could call myself a fledgling techie when I never watched Marques Brownlee on YouTube before 2017. I fixed that this month and have suddenly found myself binge watching all his tech reviews (which are absolutely top notch).
(Y’all know I’m an electronics engineering student so don’t be shocked at all the tech/coding references) This year I discovered the pot of gold that is Twine. Guys this program is such an easy way to make interactive stories with minimal coding – so expect something like this from me soon. That’s all I’ll say….
My boyfriend moved to Australia for school this year. This obviously made me interested in everything about the country because I wanna live vicariously through him. I now spend my hours carefully stalking him and googling all I can about the country. *sigh*
Web Comics (i.e. Sarah Scribbles)
Last year I discovered Allow Brosh and Hyperbole and a Half. This year its Sarah Andersen and Sarah Scribbles! And I love her little comics just as much because they’re so funny and relatable! Plus I know there are plenty of blogs similar to these two so I’m really looking forward to discovering tons of others (recs.. anyone?)