Top 10 Tuesday: Fandoms

Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday – Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Writing prompts (posted in advance) for “10 Books That …” and other bookish prompts in a list.

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday is all about fandoms – so I’m going to give you a little breakdown of 10 of my favorites, in no particular order.

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1. Star Wars – I’ve been a fan of SW since I was a kid. I love that the story arcs fit so well into Joseph Campbell’s archetype of hero stories. One of the few space themed fandoms that I love. The costumes, the characters, the worlds, etc. Fun fact: my husband and I are a part of the 50st Legion, one of the biggest SW costuming groups.

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2. Disney – I am a lover of ALL THINGS Disney. I love going to the parks, movies, music, etc. I don’t know if it’s the nostalgia factor or what, but Disney just makes me happy. If I could move back to FL, I would definitely move closer to WDW and even work there.

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3. Batman – This totally stems from something me and my dad share a love for. Being an only child and a girl can be hard to find common ground with your dad, Batman was the connection. I had a Batman themed mustang and when I played soccer, the Bat-symbol adorned my jersey.

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4. Doctor Who – so I was super invested in the Doctor Who fandom, up until the 12th doctor. The eleventh doctor is by far my favorite incarnation. There was child-like whimsy yet a wise man who was tired in this version. It’s such a quirky show and I love it!

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5. Lord of the Rings – Tolkien was the first bit of high fantasy I was introduced to. What’s not to like about elves, dwarves, orcs, hobbits, wizards?!

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6. Sarah J. Maas – This woman…the Court series is what got me hooked (HELLO Rhysand!) and her Throne of Glass series is what fills my time until I get my next dose of her books. She is the queen of book boyfriends.

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7. Final Fantasy – I’ve really enjoyed the Final Fantasy series, favorites being VII, X/X-2, and XV. The animation and stories are amazing…plus who doesn’t love some eye candy? Vincent Valentine is bae. I have some shameful fanfiction in some notebooks that my husband just recently dug up and I pretty much cackled reading the stuff my friends and I wrote in HS.

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8. Kingdom Hearts – I guess this could fall under Disney, but it’s definitely more than that. This was the first game that my parents bought for me on a game console – I wasn’t allowed to have one because they were afraid I’d slack off in school (LOL). Obsessed doesn’t even begin to cover my feelings about this game franchise and I CANNOT wait for the remasters at the end of the month!

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9. Harry Potter – Who isn’t in this fandom?! HP is like an old friend, especially if you grew up reading the books at the age Harry starts his adventures at Hogwarts. I’ll always be a fan.

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10. Game of Thrones – this is more of a recent fandom. I’ll admit that I’ve primarily gained my love for it through the HBO series, but a goal of mine is to attempt to read the books. I did get through most of GoT, but I know I can fall in love with the books as well.

Honorable Mentions:

Sailor Moon Sailor Moon
PotC Pirates of the Caribbean

What are your fandoms? Do we have any of the same?

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Top 10 Tuesday: Authors I’d Love to Meet

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Top 10 Tuesday – Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Writing prompts (posted in advance) for “10 Books That …” and other bookish prompts in a list.

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday is about authors you’d like to meet or possibly get their autograph. I’ve got a little bit of a list of people that I think it’d be super neat to meet and will actually be meeting a couple of them in the near future! This list is in order of who I read the longest time ago and have kinda always wanted to meet and forward onto more recent authors I’ve found and would love to meet.

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J.K. Rowling – I cannot think of anyone I’d like to meet more than her. I’ve ALWAYS wanted to meet her since I read the Harry Potter series. She literally shaped my childhood.

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Stephanie Meyers – a lot of people gripe about the Twilight series and I’ve got my own thoughts on it as well, but this was the second series I picked up to take me out of my Harry Potter slump. I’ll always be #TeamJacob.

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Neil Gaiman – Talk about such detailed storytelling. Gaiman was introduced to me in High School by my friends.

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Orson Scott Card – Now this one I blame on my husband. He’s the BIGGEST OSC fanboy out there, which in turn got me to start reading his novels. I’m still working my way through the worlds of the Enders Saga, but I will say that his Pathfinder series is pretty neat.

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Ernest Cline – I’m HUGE on nostalgia and there’s something about the books that he has put out just keep me coming back and re-reading them, or well listening on repeat on audio book. I just want to geek out with him.

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Rainbow Rowell – I’ve read a few of her books and there’s something really authentic about all of them that I really would love to meet her in person to see where these stories come from. I may be seeing her at BookCon in NYC this summer.

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Jen Sincero – if you haven’t read You Are A Badass, get to your nearest bookstore and pick it up ASAP. Her humor and wit is awesome – plus the book really put things into perspective for me and I would love to thank her for that.

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Sarah J. Maas – I’ve had friends begging me to read the Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses series for FOREVER and I just recently was able to start digging in. This woman knows how to write up some book boyfriends and I just need to hug her for giving me all the feels. I will actually be meeting her this May while she is on the book tour for the third installment of the ACOTAR series.

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Cora Carmack – I’ve mainly had online interactions with Cora since I am a part of her Roar street team, but she is the NICEST person ever and I totally want to meet her in person to thank her for the opportunity. I’m totally stoked to start reading her other series (I think I’ll delve into the Rusk University series first) and I maaaayyyy be seeing her at BookCon in NYC this summer and again in 2018 when I hopefully go to Apollycon.

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Stephanie Garber – HAVE YOU READ CARAVAL?!?! I read her awesome authors note from my Owlcrate in February and we have a lot of things in common, so I’d love to meet her. I may see her at BookCon in NYC this summer.

I honestly have a TON of authors I’d love to meet and it seems that a lot of them are also on the lineup for BookCon this summer – that’s pretty exciting to me! Do we share any authors that you’d like to meet? Have you met any authors that were really cool?

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Top 10 Tuesday: Books on my Spring TBR

Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday – Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Writing prompts (posted in advance) for “10 Books That …” and other bookish prompts in a list.

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A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J. Maas
I haven’t had to wait as long as others, but I am super stoked to get my hands on this and to check out the ACOWAR book tour when it hits CT in May to meet SJM.

Blackhearts & Blacksouls – Nicole Castroman
I have heard a lot of buzz around this series. I was able to get my hands on an eARC of Blacksouls, so I made sure I got my hands on Blackhearts to read as well.

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The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
I had read this a few years back for my Women’s Literature class in college and enjoyed it, but didn’t really have a lot sink in because who really retains books that are for work, rather than pleasure? I also want to re-read this before the TV show airs on Hulu. This was dystopian before dystopian was cool.

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The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
This is something that I want to read for a multitude of reasons, mainly because as a white woman I have a lot of privileges that I sometimes take for granted. With today’s political and cultural climate, I want to know more to be a better ally.

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The Wrath & The Dawn – Renee Ahdieh
So the cover was what drew me in to check this book out and the synopsis is what landed it on my TBR list. Plus, I want to read more diverse authors and situations than my normal fantasy go-tos.

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Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas
So is my current read, but one that I wanted to start to hold me over until I get my hands on SJM’s next release in the ACOTAR series. Hopefully this series lives up to the hype I see surrounding it.

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The Lunar Chronicles – Melissa Meyer
I had been eyeing these books since they first came out, but it wasn’t until recently that I was able to pick them up to read. I’m a big fairy tale lover, so I’m always interested in retellings in all forms. I still need to pick up Cress & Winter.

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Fangirl: A Novel – Rainbow Rowell
THIS HAS BEEN ON MY SHELF FOR AGES! I have no idea why I’ve let it sit so long, but I’m hoping to dig in soon.

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The Circle – Dave Eggers
This was totally purchased because I’m loving the premise of the movie – and what do I do if I know a movie/TV show was sourced from a book? Well, I have to read the book ahead of time.

I think that’s a pretty solid TBR list so far for this spring. I’ll probably end up adding more as new books come out or come across my radar. I could probably keep adding to this list with all the books I want to get my hands on.

Anything good that you’re looking forward to read this spring?

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