TEN DOS AND DON’TS OF BUYING HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR THE BOOKWORM IN YOUR LIFE

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event created and hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

Holiday season is upon us, folks, and I’m here to make life 4809588 times easier for all of you hopeless souls who desperately want to get your bookworms a great gift, but don’t know how. So go on, get your pen and paper (or your bookmark tool on your web browser) ready. I’ll wait.

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TOP TEN MOVIES I LIKE TO WATCH WHEN I NEED A BREAK FROM THE WORLD

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event created and hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, and MAN, this week’s topic was so well-timed. It’s a movie freebie, and considering everything that’s been going on in the world of late, I’ve decided to give you guys a list of movies I like to watch when the world is being #3hectic5me.

I’m not much of a movie watcher in general (TV is more my speed) in the sense that I’ll watch movies, but I’ll be very picky about which movies I watch, and I’ll watch em in my own time. So this list isn’t going to be a list of my favorite movies. Some of my faves are either dark, old, or heavy (sometimes all three), but it’s a list of the light ones. You know, the ones that’ll never fail to cheer me up a tad.

ON TO THE LIST!


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TOP TEN BOOKS WE’D QUICKLY SAVE IF OUR HOMES WERE TO BE ABDUCTED BY ALIENS

The Broke and the Bookish’s  Freebie week is upon us again. And we’re tackling a topic we had missed out on earlier.

MANUSHI’S PICKS

 

1. Harry Potter Series – J.K. Rowling

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Yes, I realize I’m counting the entire series as one, but I cannot play favourites.

If I must strive in the dark ages of Aliens, I will require the friendship of the inseparable trio, comfort of Hogwarts, wisdom of the other magical beings, and constant reminders to’’ Switch the light on in the dark’’ .The books have always been an inherent part of my life growing up, and I cannot imagine a world without them.

2.The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

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How well I could relate to Charlie, his awkward nature, and his struggle to be present in life, Is why I’m attached to this book.

Stephen does a wonderful job of expressing Charlie’s battles, life and development.

 

3. The Mediator (Love You To Death) – Meg Cabot

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I cannot stress how much I adore this series. Choosing to save a single book out of the series is an excruciating task.

But, this is my precious. The very book that introduced me to the world of Suzannah Simons – the mediator with a kick-ass attitude and slick mediating skills.

Also, Jesse with his partially unbuttoned skirts and golden abs was my first book boyfriend!

 

4. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins

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Catching Fire is by far my favourite book of the trilogy. The story gets grittier, powerful and has better pacing.

Also, this book delivers some of the best Katniss / Peeta moments.

 

5. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice is one of the finest classics.
Elizabeth Bennett is the most well rounded heroine ever created.

She is independent, outspoken, refuses to be taken lightly, and believes in love. Her casual use of dry wit is remarkable.

Oh, and then there is Fitzwilliam Darcy. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love Mr. Darcy. He has bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I love him. Continue reading

TOP TEN AUTHOR DUOS WE’D LIKE TO SEE WRITE A BOOK TOGETHER.

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Top Ten Tuesdays is upon us.

 

Manushi’s Picks

Here’s my list of Authors I’d like to mesh together to create magic.

1. Neil Gaiman and Joe Hill –

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I love anything and everything Neil Gaiman. His work is subdued and deeply emotional with a generous pinch of intensity. He tells a complex story, poetically, in American Gods – the very book that helped ignite the fiery love for Neil’s work in me.
An author of this artistic level can only be paired with an author of similar artistry – Joe Hill, Stephen King’s spawn.

Subtlety, raw and gritty style of writing, knack for working music into his stories, and occasional devilish humor, makes up the brilliant package that is Joe Hill.

2. Stephenie Meyer and E.L.James in a Writing death match.

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Since their books are basically … the same. Pairing them together excites me ( for all the wrong reasons ).

Introducing first, from the ‘ Queen of blatant rip offs’’ corner , weighing 175 pounds of absolute bullshit, hailed by many as the queen of glorifying dysfunctional and abusive relationships, the reason I can no longer use ginger in my tea without cringing, she is a dedicated Stephenie Meyer stalker, and the reigning champion of ‘’ Absolutely mental characters ‘’ credited for the characters of OOOHH MYY Inner Goddess, and ‘’ I’m an abusive, controlling, sexist stalker , with a MASSIVE talking penis, but I’m rich, and beautiful ‘’

E. L JAMES!

And her opponent..

The original creator of Possessive, stalker boyfriends, and clingy, pathetically boy dependent female protagonists, 200 pounds of trust issues, the former queen of mind-numbingly painful story lines, and wafer thin characterization.

STEPHENIE MEYER!

Lets rumblee!

3. Suzanne Collins and Veronica Roth

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With two very successful dystopian trilogies under their belts, it is a little obvious why I would want to pair them together.

4.Sophie Kinsella and Meg Cabot

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Sophie Kinsella and Meg Cabot were my childhood. My pre-teen self loved to occasionally explore the glitzy world of fashion with Rebecca Bloomwood, and navigate through life as a mediator with Suze.

Sophie and Meg are the epitome of laid back, fun and fluffy writing.

5.Gillian Flynn and Robert Galbraith

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Robert Galbraith – J.K.Rowling’s nom de guerre, and occasional alter ego, have quite the impressive knack for weaving the most complex mysteries. And he is the king of the red herring. Seriously, the amount of times I’ve been mislead,and called the wrong criminal are plenty.

And you know who else has mastered the art of the red herring? Gillian Flynn.

Their writing styles might not be an obvious match, Robert’s more is refined and proper, compared to Gillian’s. But their gift for ideas, ability to weave mysteries and leave readers in utter agony, wanting more, makes them a very likely pair. Continue reading