[Top Ten Tuesday] – #9 – Top Ten Character Traits I Wouldn’t Mind Having

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 Character Traits
I Wouldn’t Mind Having

Initial Thoughts:

Although this was supposed to be a REWIND week, I decided to fix up my own theme that I don’t think I saw in the giant repository on Broke and Bookish.

We follow characters through contemporary and perilous settings, taking journeys that test their limits and challenges their before-and-after growth in reaching a revelation. And in order for these characters to cross that bridge, they need to innately exhibit (or gain in the process) physical or mental traits, attributes, or characteristics that define them as a character.

So I propose: Have you ever wished you had a particular trait of a protagonist or supporting character? I know I have:

divergent - veronica roth (cover)steelheart - coverhunger games - suzanne collins (cover)

1. Christina (Divergent) – Legit Candor

Much like blogging/reviewing and all that jazz, the ability to speak your mind freely without true consequence other than an e-slap on the wrist is rather nice. But when the situation is centered in real-life, I find some difficulty in chirping things as I would online for fear of overstepping boundaries and inducing tangible emotions at the other person. So sometimes I do wish I could throw down real talk the way Christina does.

2. Tobias Eaton/Four (Divergent) – Four Fears

There are many things that I’m probably afraid of that doesn’t immediately come to mind right now – probably because my conscience rejects thinking about these things. But it would be cool to have a limited number of fears and not be afraid of such petty things like needles, clowns, insects with many legs, etc. I’m shuddering thinking about them.

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[Music Monday] – #1 – Ellie Goulding – Beating Heart (Divergent)

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:
Ellie Goulding – Beating Heart

Book:
Divergent – Veronica Roth

Initial Thoughts:

Okay so this was actually released today and its been on repeat. Legit. I don’t like to hype myself up for movies – especially Divergent –because I still have reservations about the movie adaptation translation, but I have plenty of Goulding’s tracks on my playlist. So regardless of this being in the movie or not, I would have probably included it in my listings.

Here’s the lyric video courtesy of Ellie Goulding’s VEVO on Youtube:

Alternatively, here’s the Soundcloud Track (courtesy of Interscope Geffen A&M Promotion):

Afterthoughts:

Alls I has to say is: FEELS FEELS FEELS FEELS FEELS FEELS. 

My initial song choice for this first entry was actually going to be Zedd’s “Find You” (feat. Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant) that’s also been on repeat and also part of the Divergent soundtrack. But then this came along today… guh.

Cheers,
Joey

[Review] Where You’ll Find Me – Erin Fletcher

Book Title:                     Where You’ll Find Me (Standalone)
Author:                           
Erin Fletcher
Number of pages:    
211where you'll find me - erin fletcher (cover)

Synopsis:

When Hanley Helton discovers a boy living in her garage, she knows she should kick him out. But Nate is too charming to be dangerous. He just needs a place to get away, which Hanley understands. Her own escape methods (vodka, black hair dye, and pretending the past didn’t happen) are more traditional, but who is she to judge?

Nate doesn’t tell her why he’s in her garage, and she doesn’t tell him what she’s running from. Soon, Hanley’s trading her late-night escapades for all-night conversations and stolen kisses. But when Nate’s recognized as the missing teen from the news, Hanley isn’t sure which is worse: that she’s harboring a fugitive, or that she’s in love with one.

(re: Goodreads @ Where You’ll Find Me by Erin Fletcher)

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

– Provides different perspectives in coping with guilt although it is likely that Nate’s story is of greater intrigue than Hanley’s.
– Considers sensitive issues relevant to young adults without extreme depth.
– Written with good pacing but with some skepticism, the plotting twists are underwhelming.

Initial Thoughts

Okay so I picked this up and read it in a few hours while watching the Olympics. The thought train goes like this: Roswell (T.V. series) relating to CW’s Star Crossed (T.V. series) relating to the idea of discovering a kid in your shed/garage (per this books synopsis) minus the alien antics. Perplexing, I know.

I’ll be upfront in saying that this book may be for you and it just wasn’t for me.

Engage the rant mode:

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

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