[Top Ten Tuesday] – #10 – Top Ten Popular Authors I Have Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.

This Week’s Theme:
Top Ten Popular Authors
I Have Never Read

Initial Thoughts:

So I also had to clump some authors together, just because. Either way, take my blurbs with a grain of salt. All images link to the authors Goodreads page. Listed in no particular order:

1. Stephen King (The Shining, Dark Tower)the shining - stephen king (cover)

Unforgivable, right? But I have seen most of the screen adaptations though – so I guess that counts for something. Watching “It” as a child (on top of Are You Afraid of the Dark episodes involving Laughing Clown or Crimson Clown) solidified my fear of clowns. Like holy shit.

2. John Green (The Fault in our Stars, Looking for Alaska)john green - the fault in our stars (cover)

From the community vibe alone, I feel like this man is a god to many readers (his fanclub even has a name?). But by no means am I chirping his books – I’m sure they’re wonderful in their own right – I just haven’t found myself reading anything by him (yet?).

Also to tangent on something I just remembered: does anyone else find it slightly weird that Tris and Caleb of Divergent are Hazel and Augustus in TFioS? I mean I get that they’re two separate roles and should be engaged as such but say whaaaattttttt.

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[Music Monday] – #2 – Tritonal & Paris Blohm – Colors (feat. Sterling Fox)

Music Monday is a weekly meme hosted by the Total Book Geek. The purpose of this bookish variant is to match a book with a particular song; whether it is character defining, a narrative element, or just an overall book defining track.

So why am I doing this? Well if I had to choose to only have one of the five traditional senses, it would be sound perception above all else. And hey I think it’d be neat to share music I listen to on a daily basis!

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This Week’s Song:
Tritonal & Paris Blohm – Colors
(feat. Sterling Fox)

Book Selected:
Minders – Michele Jaffe

Initial Thoughts:

Michele Jaffe - Minders - CoverBesides this house track being pretty rad, the lyrics is testament to Sadie’s experience in syncopy; to objectively assess what she sees. From thoughts and emotions to dreams, everything is vividly depicted through a myriad of technicolour.

If you’re interested in finding more about Michele Jaffe’s Minders, you can check out my full review here or alternatively on Goodreads by clicking the cover on your right.

Saw them dancing in your eyes
Like shadows in the night
Doing pirouettes around the stars
We were running in a haze I remember every shade
In my veins and they shot up sparks
Words fell from your lips
And all I heard was white noise in the dark
But when you looked away I remember every shade
So let your colors run tonight
We’re painting in the dark
Let your colors run tonight
The colors of your heart
Let your colors run tonight
We’re painting in the dark
Let your colors run tonight
The colors on your heart
The colors on your heart

Afterthoughts:

Also if you watched the Oscars last night, what did you think of the winners? I still kind of feel bad for Leo DiCaprio. But I’m rather pleased with Gravity winning in the categories that it won (so I can continue to laugh at all the twitter hate it received during the show). Shots fired.

Cheers,
Joey

[Review] Mitosis – Brandon Sanderson

Book Title:                   Mitosis (Novella, Reckoners Series #1.5)
Author:                          Brandon Sandersonbrandon sanderson - mitosis (cover)
Number of pages:
   35

Synopsis:

Steelheart may be dead, but Epics still plague Newcago and David and the Reckoners have vowed to fight back.

(re: Goodreads @ Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson)

Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr spoiler-less review:

– A reminder of narrative elements that we love/hate from Steelheart (world building, metaphors/similes, etc).
– Quick read that has finality but also slightly hints at the next novel, Firefight.

Initial Thoughts

There are no thoughts or reasons behind why I had to read this. It is what it is.

If you want to read my extremely long review of the first book, Steelheart, you can click here.

Disclaimer: Potential spoilers inherent to this review from here onward.

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