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.
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…
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
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
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?
- Pick the last book you read.
- 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!)
- See how close (or how far) it is to the original book title.
- Lastly, put the original book title at the bottom and talk about your last read!
English – Chinese – Malay – Tamil – English
GUYS I AM LAUGHING SO HARD NOW. SERIOUSLY. PEOPLE TRY AND GUESS.
The original title is:
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
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!