🌙 Favourite Author (JSBT #4) || GIF-y Love #2 || Lost in Translation Tag

Hello everyone! How has the first week of November been for you all? I hope that you all are having a beautiful day with a good read. ❤ Today’s post will be a bit on the long side but very light-hearted and fun so stick with me, won’t you?

I’ll be venturing into my fourth Just Some Bibliophilic Things weekly meme, the second GIF-y Love meme and the Lost in Translation tag.

Without further ado, let’s get into this week’s JSBT hosted by Riddhi from Whispering Stories! Click here to see her answer for the week and here to learn more about it.

This Week’s Question: Who is your favourite author? Why? Which book is an absolute favourite of yours written by that particular author?

Ahhh once again, the agony of having to choose! But maybe it’s not so bad… I have only read one book of the many authors I admire so today I’ll be sharing about a author whom I’ve devoured multiple books of…

Marissa Meyer!

The Renegades series, a series from the interesting perspective from a villain which has tons of morally grey-ness packed inside, was written by her and one that stuck with me. (LOOK AT THOSE BEAUTIFUL COVERS)

Afterwards, she went on to write the standalone Heartless and Instant Karma, a contemporary romance which released just a couple of days ago! (I haven’t read these 2 but I definitely will be devouring them soon!)

If you all didn’t know, she wrote The Lunar Chronicles which is a series full of fairytale retellings such as Cinderella and Red Riding Hood. WHICH IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE SERIES. EVER. (even more than ACOTAR *gasps*)

JUST KNOW THAT THIS BOOK IS MY SOUL. I can’t write much about it or it would take up two posts (maybe I’ll do a post someday on it)

But some of the main reasons why The Lunar Chronicles is both a comfort read and an intense read = favourite read for me would be the characters. Marissa Meyer just brings these characters from fairytales and twists them into something new and sh-sh-shocking. Like Cinder as a cyborg mechanic? *ahhh* Not only are the concepts of the characters, their backstory and all, insanely creative, the development of them and their personalities is also stunning.

Each character is so unique and has their own vulnerabilities, such as self-identity which I found could resonate deeply with me. It is just so inspiring to see them overcome these blocks and rise up the occasion with the duty to save the world, making me root for them all the way.

We have all these complex characters already and Marissa Meyer goes one step further and BOOM adds a newfound family trope to it which makes me melt. And adds fantastic world-building. And sprinkles so much good and shocking (well, most of the time) plot… every time you see a nod to the original fairytale, you really can’t help but smile at the subtleness and ingenuity.

I could talk about this series for days but I think I would dave it for a future post haha but KNOW THAT YOU HAVE HAVE TO READ IT.

Okay thanks everyone for coming to my TED talk!

GIF-y Love #2

GIF-y Love is a new feature created by my friends Nehal and Tiction over at Books and Words and Fictionally Crazy respectively! 

Every Wednesday, they will publish a prompt and we have to respond with a gif. Sweet and simple, isn’t it? You can find out more about GIF-y Love here.

Prompt of the Week: I am Lazy

me when i wake up the next day after having slept at 3am to finish a good book

Lost in Translation Tag

This tag was created by Eryn over at Love Your Shelf and it’s a super cool concept as we know that Google Translate lacks shrewdness at times. Thank you for tagging me Eryn! (and apologies to everyone, I am horrible to responding to tags *on time* … I always note down tags you all graciously tag me in but give me a few centuries to get to it!)

How bad can Google mess up book titles?

Here is how it works!

  1. Pick the last book you read.
  2. Put that book in Google Translate and translate it into 3 different languages, then back to English. (Please put which languages you used to translate them!)
  3. See how close (or how far) it is to the original book title.
  4. Lastly, put the original book title at the bottom and talk about your last read!

 

Translated Title:

No problem

English – Chinese – Malay – Tamil – English

GUYS I AM LAUGHING SO HARD NOW. SERIOUSLY. PEOPLE TRY AND GUESS.

The original title is:

Geekerella

I specially waited till I read finish Geekerella because I wanted to test out a non-legit word on Google (or is it a real word??)… *cackles*

Anyway, I REALLY enjoyed Geekerella, it was such a positive read that made my heart scream FANDOM YEAH the whole time and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good retelling, a feel-happy read or one who is obsessed with fandoms!

Dinah @ Buried in Books

Elizabeth @ An Attic Full of Paper

Isabella @ All You Need is Love and Books

Lilly @ Lilly’s Little Library

Rachel @ A Bookworm’s Paradise

Sanah @ Stories & Stardust

Sunny @ Revolution Reading

Tess @ Unbound Library

AND YOU, IF YOU’RE INTERESTED PLEASE DO IT AS IT BROUGHT ME SO MUCH LAUGHTER AND I’M SURE YOU WILL ENJOY IT TOO!

Who is your favourite author and what is your favourite book of theirs? Anyone has gotten into Instant Karma yet? Did you manage to guess Geekerella?

54 thoughts on “🌙 Favourite Author (JSBT #4) || GIF-y Love #2 || Lost in Translation Tag

  1. Ahhh I love Marissa Meyer so much!! It’s so hard to chose a favorite author eee… but I think it would have to be Brandy Colbert because I love Little and Lion and the Voting Booth soo much. Fab post 💙

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    1. Glad to have found a fellow fan and one that can relate about it being nearly IMPOSSIBLE to narrow down to a favourite author haha… 😊 Ah I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t heard of Brandy Colbert yet but I will fix this and go check her books out, thank you for the recommendation, April! ❤

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  2. Such a fun post! Thank you so much for tagging me Cherelle! I was actually looking for a post to do so I’ll do this soon. It’s hilarious that google translate thought Geekerella was No Problem. Thanks again!

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    1. My pleasure! ❤ Ahh yes, your post made me crack up as well… google translate has become so entertaining for me. 😂

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  3. Thank you for the tag! I don’t have a favorite author! Cop-out answer, I know, but I can’t choose! I haven’t gotten Instant Karma yet, but I’ll order it from my library soon. And no, I did not guess Geekerella!!

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    1. You’re welcome. 😊 Ahh yeah the good problem that comes with reading too many good books! Ahhh I will be looking forward to your thoughts on Instant Karma… I’m a little hesitant as I’m not a big fan of romance but its Marissa Meyer so hopefully I enjoy it!

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  4. Ahhh Marissa Meyer!!! I’ve read Heartless and loved it!!! I was so excited to see how Meyer takes on a more tragic story without a HEA — let’s just say she delivers as only she can do 😭😭😭 And I have Instant Karma on hold right at the moment! I’ve heard mixed reviews so I’m a bit nervous… but I’m hoping for the best 😊

    Ahaha Geekerella as “no problem” is hilarious — roasting Google Translate is always so fun 😆😂 And ugh I so relate to being horrific at tags… I get tagged for all these amazing posts and I’m so excited to do them and then I just…. end up not doing them? Why am I like this?? 😂😅

    Great post Cherelle, hope you have a lovely day ❤️

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    1. I’m SO SO glad… aww no… I get so attached to my fictional friends so I can’t imagine no HEA for them ahhh…
      Ooh, I’m not a big fan of romance, but definitely having a lot of faith in Marissa Meyer too! Please let us know what you think of it, okay?

      Haha thank you for that! Indeed, I have such a long list of tags to do as well that I want to answer right now haha…😥

      Thank you for dropping by, Abby! ❤

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  5. Ah, I really NEED to read Marissa Meyer!
    And, thank for participating! I loved your GIF, it’s basically me😂
    And, ah that was smart of you to translate a non legit word😂

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    1. Aww thank you and my pleasure – the prompts are so fun! ❤Ahhh you really really should but I do understand because same problem here haha! 😅

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    1. HAHA I’m glad to find a fellow floor-facer (if that even makes sense? 😂)… Ooh yes I have heard of the Witchlands series and their covers are *gorgeous*… the series is now going on my tbr, thank you! ❤

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  6. I have two Marissa Meyer books sitting on my shelf(Heartless and Cinder) and have yet to read both though I did try to read Renegades. I didn’t really enjoy it too much but maybe I read it at the wrong time or during a slump. 🤷‍♀️

    Ahhh! Choosing a favourite author/book is torture! If I had to choose mine would have to be between… Elizabeth Acevedo, Sabaa Tahir, or Shannon Messenger! I’ve loved almost every book written by these authors!

    That lazy GiF is so adorableeeee! 🥺

    Ahhh…again! Thank you for doing my weekly meme/tag! It was fun to see your answer! I couldn’t even guess Geekerella. Google has some explaining to do. 😡😅🥺

    Great Post! I hope you have a great day! 💙

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    1. Aww I’m sorry that Renegades wasn’t your cup of tea! The Lunar Chronicles is very different from that series and though book 1 and 2: Cinder and Scarlet may be predictable, I promise you that the world-building and the characters are worth rooting for… the plot becomes epic in books 3 and 4: Cress and Winter!😆

      Yess Shannon Messenger must be the best MG author out there despite making us suffer through all her cliffhangers… ahhh another reminder that I have to quickly pick up An Ember in the Ashes! 🤪

      My pleasure, thank you for tagging me… I had SO much fun! ❤

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  7. omgg I LOVE MARISSA MEYER TOO EEEEE TLC IS THE BEST SERIES IMO. but i haven’t read instant karma i desperately need to soon. my fave author (besides marissa meyer) would have to be cg drews or aiden thomas. their books are SO GOOD. aha that translation tag looks so fun. i’ll have to try it soon. i died 😂 loved this post ❤

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    1. YES I’M SUPER HAPPY THAT YOU AGREE! 😆 Ah yes C.G. Drews is the author responsible for my huge book hangover after A Thousand Perfect Notes… ahh I am so impatient for us to do our buddy read of The Boy Who Steals Houses … I just need to get that library hold soon! Ooh, I hope to get into Aiden Thomas’ books one day. 🤩 Thanks for commenting Katie!❤

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    1. Haha thank you! Yes the covers for The Lunar Chronicles are so amazing, I can promise you that the story is too. ❤

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  8. I loved The Lunar Chronicles too and can’t wait to devour every last book from Marissa Meyer! Heartless looks especially interesting.

    Hmm I think I would enjoy Geekerella too. My TBR list is getting longer every day! 😂

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    1. Haha, tbr extensions are just an unavoidable job hazard of book blogging – I can relate! Thanks for dropping by Noelle. ❤

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    1. Ahh please do… it is SO different from The Lunar Chronicles but nonetheless still action-packed and gives you ALL THE FEELS! 🤩 Oh man, YES… Rick Riordan is one of my favourites too (though I have only read the original pjo series oops) – his books are the ones that roped me into the fantasy genre. Thanks for commenting, May! ❤

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    1. Oh man… I think Google Translate is trying to up its game after being roasted by others who have done the tag! 😂 All the best in trying to outsmart it!

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  9. I love the Renegades series so much! It has some of my favorite characters that I’ve ever read in a YA series, I’ve heard some great things about the Lunar Chronicles so I will have to check that out soon. As for the tag, I think it is so much fun and such a good idea! Thank you so much for tagging me in it, and I’m so excited to do it!

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    1. Ahhh so glad to find a fellow fan! Please give The Lunar Chronicles a go… it has a vastly different feel from Renegades being in the sci-fi genre but is still as epic! My pleasure, I look forward to seeing how Google Translate treats your book titles!

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