Ten Characters I Won’t Forget

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“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.” ― Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon


They either left my heart broken
or their stories let my soul be taken
or they’re just handsome to be forgotten!

THE HANDSOME

1. Gale of The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins

The Who: Katniss Everdeen’s best friend and hunting partner and the story’s third wheel! XD

2. Four of Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

The Who: Tobias Eaton, more prominently known as Four, is a Dauntless and the love interest of Tris Prior.

THE INSPIRING

3. Morrie Schwartz Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

The Who: Morrie Schwartz,  78-year-old sociology professor dying from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is Mitch Albom’s former teacher. The book has been Albom’s memoir for his inspiring professor.

4. Music/Narrator of The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

The Who: Music is the storyteller of the epic story of Frankie Presto—the greatest guitar player who ever lived—and the six lives he changed with his six magical blue strings.

THE QUIRKY yet HEARTFELT

5. Don Tillman of The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Who: Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance.

6. Eleanor and Park of Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

The Who: Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.

Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.

THE AMAZINGLY INSANE

7. Amy of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Who: Wife of Nick for five years and inspiration to Amazing Amy children’s book., Amy possess a creepily clever mind that can control everyone.

THE TEARJERKERS

8. Garret of Message in a Bottle Nicholas Sparks

The Who: He writes heartbreaking love letters to express his undying love for his deceased wife. Through his message in a bottle, he was discovered by Theresa. 

9. Mia of If I Stay  by Gayle Forman

The Who: Mia is a gifted cellist from Oregon, from a family of punkists. She is Adam Wilde’s girlfriend from highschool, where he was pretty popular and she was the geek.After the car crash which killed her family, she had to choose whether she wants to leave or to stay.

10. Violet and Finch of All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

The Who: Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.
 
Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

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Character descriptions:  credit: Goodreads


In response to The Broke and the Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday today:

March 8: Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get or Ten Characters I LOVE But Others Seem To Dislike

P.S.

Who are the characters you cannot forget?

Why?

Let’s talk!

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BLOG AWARDS: Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

It is really such an honour to be nominated by your fellow bloggers. So thanks a lot Arianna of The Daydreaming Bookworm for nominating me with this award!

It is a pleasure to do this tag/nomination so here are the simple rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.

2. Put the award logo on your blog.

3. Answer the ten questions sent to you.

4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Nominate ten blogs.

Here are Arianna’s 10 questions:

1. What is your favorite book, so far, for 2015?

This is hard! I have read a lot of awesome books this year, but I must say that, The Lovely Bones by Alice SeboldStill Alice by Lisa Genova and Every Day (Every Day, #1) by David Levithan are my top three, as of now.

The Lovely BonesStill Alice

Every Day (Every Day, #1)

I also published recently my Best Book Read from the past 12 months. 🙂

2. What is your most anticipated release for this year?

I have written a blog a month ago that contains my answer for this question.

Yeps. I am so excited for the upcoming release of Nicholas Sparks’ new novel, See Me and Mitch Albom’s new book, The Magic String of Frankie Presto.

See Me will be out on October 13 and The Magic Strings will be released on November 15! I just can’t wait!!!

3. What is your favorite way to read: physical book or e-reader?

Uhm. I love the smell of physical books but I have no enough budget to buy a lot of that, so more of my current books are ebooks. It is also more convenient for me as I do most of my reading at night, when all the lights are off. 🙂

4. If you were stranded on a deserted island, who would you want to be stranded with?

I would want to be stranded in an island with my dad or with my mom because I think they are the most reliable and dependable persons in my life.

5. What is your favorite show to binge watch on Netflix?

I am not quite sure if we have Netflix here in the Philippines. Sorry.

6. Name a book that you have a love/hate relationship with.

That would be Message in a BottleDivergent series and The Hunger Games trilogy. I do love the stories of these books but I hate their endings. Yeah, really.

Message in a Bottle

7. How many books have you bought this month?

I am saving a lot of money for the upcoming Sparks and Albom books so I would say I have no plans of buying any book this month. 🙂

8. Favorite summer treat?

Green mango shakes! Actually, I drink green mango shakes in any season! It’s just refreshingly sour. 😀

9. Favorite reading spot?

I am a librocubicularist. A reader in bed. 😉

10. If you could spend the day with your favorite author, who would it be and what would you do?
That would be with Nicholas Sparks and Mitch Mitch Albom.

With Sparks, I just want to visit North Carolina with him as almost, if not all, of his novels are set in his hometown. I want to see the spots that he has mentioned on his stories.:)

With Albom, I just want to have some coffee and talk to him about anything and everything under the sun. I would love to hear his views about life and love and everything. 🙂

There you go!

I am done. Now it’s your turn guys:

I nominated more than 10 blogs because they are all awesome! 🙂

My questions for you guys! (There are some cliches here. Forgive me. ~)

1. Describe yourself in ONE word.

2. When and why did you start blogging?

3. Who influenced you to read?

4. What are your top 3 best read books for this year?

5. Where’s your favorite place when you’re reading?

6. What’s the perfect pair for a book, is it coffee or tea?

7. Name three authors that you have read almost all their books? (Consider authors that you have read more than 5 novels.)

8. Aside from writing and reading, name one activity that you do most of the time?

9. What’s your favorite song lyric? 

10.  Who is that book character that you can relate the most? Why?

11. What is the best quote that you have read? (Please include the name of the book and author)

Share the blog-love!

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DAY Eighteen

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Here is the 18th question for  beckysblogs‘ 30 Day Book Challenge.

  1. A book you wish you could live in.

Uhm. This question is a bit hard for me because I have been reading more of mystery thrillers and dystopian YA’s. The settings of most of the novels that I have read are not really ideal to live in. On the other hand, I have read a lot of books that are set in very thrilling and exciting fictional places.

If I have to choose one, I wish I could live in the post-apocalyptic Chicago. It is the setting of Veronica Roth’s Divergent series. The story is set in a dystopian place that is both thrilling yet dangerous at the same time.

Why would I want to live there? It is because I want to know what faction will I belong. Will I be in Abnegation, the selfless; in Amity, the peaceful; in Candor, the honest; in Erudite, the intellectual; or in Dauntless, the brave? Or maybe I will be a divergent as well. 🙂

So that’s my answer guys!

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