Top Ten Tuesday | Characters I’d Like to Switch Places With

Top Ten Tuesday (5)

This was much harder than I expected! Mostly because I read a lot of YA and I don’t want to live in the middle of a war, even if there are hot fairies.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday | Characters I’d Like to Switch Places With”

Top Ten Tuesday | Platonic Relationships in Books

Book Tag Header

Yay, I’m back from hiatus! I had an amazing couple of vacations, first to Hawaii and then to New York City and am ready to jump back into things! What better way than a Top Ten Tuesday…

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday | Platonic Relationships in Books”

Harry Potter You’re Not Good Enough Book Tag

Copy of Plain Janes Book Tag

Happy Friday, everyone! We’re on the struggle bus with writing reviews so we decided to do this fun tag that we’ve seen floating around the blog-verse.

RULES:

  • Write 30 character names on pieces of paper.
  • Put them in a jar/mug/cup.
  • Randomly choose two pieces of paper for every question. In each of the 15 questions, you have to decide which of the two characters fits the question and which one is not good enough.

We’re too lazy to actually write names on a paper so we just stuck them in a random list maker!


The Tag

1. YOU ONLY HAVE ONE MORE SPOT ON YOUR SPELLING BEE TEAM. WHO DO YOU PICK TO COMPLETE YOUR TEAM?

Harry Potter vs. Sirius Black. Okay, to be honest… Harry is… kind of dumb so I’m going with Sirius here. Sorry, Harry but you’re not the brightest bulb sometimes & Sirius figured out animagus!

Winner: Sirius

2. BOTH CHARACTERS WANT TO KILL YOU. WHICH ONE WOULD YOU KILL

Mr. Filch vs. Voldemort. Phew, this one couldn’t be easier thank goodness. I was worried I was going to have to kill Dobby or something here. Hasta la vista, Voldy. I couldn’t separate Filch and Mrs. Norris

Winner (or rather, Loser): Voldy  

3. YOU’RE ON THE BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE AND YOU’RE DOWN TO THESE TWO CHARACTERS. WHICH ONE ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE YOUR ROSE TO?

Grawp vs. Cho Chang. Wow, my decision to add Grawp into this is really biting me in the ass. I like Cho but I don’t know if I can handle all the tears for the rest of my life. So…. here’s to investing in bike bells for the rest of my life.

Winner: Grawp

4. YOU’VE BEEN CHOSEN FOR THE HUNGER GAMES. WHO WOULD MOST LIKELY VOLUNTEER IN YOUR PLACE?

Remus Lupin vs. Kreacher. Okay, so Kreacher will hate me because I’m Muggle-born so there’s no way he’s going to volunteer as tribute. Remus would totally save the day.

Winner: Remus Lupin

5. YOU’RE STRANDED ON AN ISLAND WITH AN ACTIVE VOLCANO. WHICH CHARACTER WOULD YOU THROW INTO A VOLCANO AS A SACRIFICE?

Seamus Finnigan vs. Cedric Diggory. No. This is unacceptable I can’t make this choice. Cedric Diggory’s dad crying over his body is too permanently etched into my brain. And Seamus’ mam would be so sad. This choice hurts but I’m hoping Seamus’ affinity for fire power would mean the volcano will accept him as a brethren and not kill him…

Winner (Loser): Seamus

6. YOU’RE THE NEXT DC/MARVEL SUPERHERO (WITH YOUR OWN T.V. SHOW, OF COURSE). WHO IS YOUR SIDEKICK?

Rubeus Hagrid vs. Dolores Umbridge. This is an obvious choice, there’s no better sidekick than Hagrid (and Fang!) and his pretty pink umbrella. And our first mission as superheroes will be to take down the troll… I mean Dolores.

Winner: Rubeus Hagrid

7. YOU’RE A MANAGER OF AN AVOCADO-ADMIRING COMPANY. WHO WOULD YOU FIRE FOR LACK OF COMMUNICATION SKILLS?

The Fat Lady vs. Ginny. Let’s be honest here, the Fat Lady is totally going to get fired so only communicating via opera ballad or getting drunk on the job with her bffl Vi. Sorry, Fat Lady but you gotta go.

Winner: The Fat Lady

8. YOU’VE JUST FINISHED A BOOK IN WHICH YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER DIES. WHICH CHARACTER IS MOST LIKELY TO COMFORT YOU?

Albus Dumbledore vs. Bellatrix LeStrange. Yeah,  I don’t see Bellatrix comforting anyone ever, so it will have to be Dumbledore. Although, he would probably turn it into some lesson for me to learn as well.

Winner: Albus Dumbledore

9. UGH, IT’S HIGH SCHOOL. WHO WOULD MOST LIKELY BE PART OF THE POPULAR CLIQUE?

Moaning Murtle vs. Mad Eye Moody. This is a hard one. Probably Mad Eye because he isn’t super annoying like Murtle. His eye patch is pretty cool so maybe that wins him points.

Winner: Mad Eye Moody

10. THE DAY HAS ARRIVED – YOU’RE FINALLY A YEAR OLDER! WHO WOULD HAVE THE NERVE TO FORGET YOUR BIRTHDAY?

Fred Weasley vs. Professor Trelawny. I doubt Fred would forget a birthday because that’s just another opportunity to prank someone. Professor Trelawny is a bit of a flake so we will go with her.

Winner: Professor Trelawny

11. YOU’VE JUST FOUND AN UPCOMING BOOKTUBE STAR! WHO WOULD IT MOST LIKELY BE?

Ron Weasley vs. Professor McGonagall. I’m not convinced Ron has read enough books to be a booktube star. McGonagall wins this one. Plus transforming into a cat would get lots of likes.

Winner: Professor McGonagall

12. SLEEPOVER TIME! UNFORTUNATELY, YOU CAN ONLY INVITE ONE PERSON. WHO WOULD YOU INVITE?

Dobby vs. Oliver Wood. Captain of the Quidditch team vs. bff. THAT’S SO HARD. What kind of sleepover is this? Ok, let’s go with Dobby and keep this PG.

Winner: Dobby

13. BAM, YOU’RE PREGNANT. WHO IS THE FATHER/MOTHER?

Draco Malfoy vs. Professor Snape. This would happen to a Slytherin… I am going to go with Draco because Snape is out of my age range. Plus blonde haired babies are super cute.

Winner: Draco Malfoy

14. YOU’VE JUST WRITTEN A SUPER IMPORTANT TEXT. WHO WOULD SEE IT, BUT NOT REPLY?

Neville Longbottom vs. Molly Weasley.  Neville is too over-eager to not respond to someone. Molly, on the other hand, is a secret plotter and would totally keep silent to freak you out.

Winner: Molly Weasley

15. YOU’VE JUST WOKEN UP AND IT’S TIME FOR BREAKFAST. YOUR MUM’S BEEN REPLACED BY… WHO?!

Hermione Granger vs. Luna Lovegood. You can’t go wrong here. I’ll choose Luna over Hermione because she would be a lot more fun and I like chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast instead of oatmeal.

Winner: Luna Lovegood


What do you think of our choices? Let us know in the comments.

FictionNoChaser

Follow us!

Twitter || Goodreads || Instagram

Top Ten Tuesday | Books Set in Boarding Schools

Book Tag Header (9)

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday | Books Set in Boarding Schools”

Badass Women in Fiction

If you have been living under a rock then you may not know that March is when we celebrate how amazing women are! Well let’s get real, it should be every month, but we won’t get into that. In celebration of all of the amazing women out there, we made up a list of our favorite badass female characters.


 

Teagan’s Favorites

  • Aelin Galynthinius – Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas – Obviously Aelin (aka Slay-lin) tops my list of badass ladies. Aelin is always plotting, kicking ass, and saving the world and I 100% respect her for it. She’s unapologetically dark and twisty, haughty, and full of herself (I mean she’s badass why shouldn’t she appreciate herself?). And for bonus points she loves books, clothes and sexy male fae. So basically she’s me. I love that Aelin is perfectly imperfect and I swear to god if SJM kills her in the final TOG book a piece of me will actually die.
  • Mustang (Virginia) – Red Rising series by Pierce Brown – From the moment I met Mustang in Red Rising I had a girl crush. She is a brilliant strategist and politician who doesn’t put up with the shit the alpha males in her life throw at her. If I went to war this girl would be the first person I picked to be on my team. This girl is also a social justice warrior who doesn’t stand for prejudice which wins her major points in my book.
  • Catalia Fisa – Kingmaker Chronicles by Amanda BorchetAt this point my love for Catalia has been immortalized in our Kingmaker Chronicles blog… but it needs to be stated that I freaking love this chick. Cat overcomes her dark and twistiness and uses her badass powers to take down evil and make the world a better place. She’s witty and a loyal friend and I want to be a part of Beta Team as they fight in epic battles and take down mythical creatures.


Jess’s Favorites

  • Jessa LeBron – Dragon Marked series by Jaymin Eve – She is an alpha, an amazing fighter, has some seriously loyal friends and she is hilarious. The amount of food she can eat and her sassiness made her an instant favorite for me. “Food, get over here so I can eat you.”
  • Hermione Granger – Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – I shouldn’t have to explain this one. Hermione is brilliant and sassy and keeps those boys in line. She is the reason HP is alive because she saved him more times than we can count. “Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.”
  • Mor – A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas – Mor is a highborn fae who was treated like property by her parents. They tried forcing her to marry a violent and crazy man so she decided to sleep with an Illyrian warrior to ruin herself. She endured torture of the worst kind, but somehow rose to be third in command of the Night Court. And she kept a winning sense of humor and style along with it. We were shocked when she announced that she was LGBT because it seemed like she was no longer scared to be whomever she wanted to be. “I was a dreamer born into the Court of Nightmares…So I got out.”