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Top Ten Tuesday – Character Opinions I Differed On

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Characters I Had Different Opinions On

So, I chose to alter the name of this weeks TTT because I think its a good idea to show some I liked that others didn’t and vice versa. So here goes.

Characters I Didn’t Like But Everyone Else Did:

1. Every single character inside Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. I don’t get it. I have seen so many positive views on this book because of the different way is plays with characters but I hated them so much I just couldn’t handle the book in the slightest.

2. Hannah Baker in Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. There isn’t really a way for me to say this without being a total cow so go forth and read my review.

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3. Alaska Young in Looking for Alaska by John Green. I really don’t see the attraction. She is just another teenager.

4. Jo March from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

5. Chaol Westfall in the Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Mass. This is a little bit of trick one. I do like Chaol, but everyone wants him with Celaena and I don’t. I so so so so don’t.

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Characters I Liked But Others Didn’t:

This section was WAY harder than I thought it was going to be. I don’t pay attention to if people don’t like the characters I do.

1. Sydney Sage in the Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead. I have heard so many bag on Sydney. Yes, she is not as good as Rose but I still really like her.

2. Cam Briel from Fallen by Lauren Kate. Those who actually like this series seem to disregard him because he is not a real contestant, but he had substance.

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3. Catherine and Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. They are horrible people, but I like them.

4. Matthew from Poison Princess by Kresley Cole. He is bonkers and I love him.

5. Bella Swan from the Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer. Yes, she is a flop of a character. But, while I am reading the book the only time she actually annoys me is through the love triangle parts. I only ever think about her flaws after I am done enjoying the books.

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Till Next Time…

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OCD & Books Don’t Mix – Book Height

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I would like to point out that I don’t actually have OCD (I think), if I do it’s probably really mild stuff. This series of posts will be about observations that drive me completely insane in regards to books and writing.

I went to get books the other day and I noticed that I’m starting to develop a serious issue. All my books must be of the same height. Now this might not seem like a big issue, and at first it wasn’t for me either, but I’m starting to feel this compulsion restrain me from enjoying my reading time.

At first it started off as a simple kind of thing. All books in the same series must be of the same height. Easy enough and really understandable on the grand scheme of things. They must be pretty, matching and neat. Unfortunately for me this level of the OCD trait is aggravated by one series on my shelf, Twilight, because I was given the first two books in the series at the same time and they were both of different heights.

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The first book in the series just gives me a headache everytime I look at it, but I just can’t justify finding the larger size copy to match the rest of my Stephanie Meyer books because I feel like the Twilight series is one I probably won’t love till the end of time. So that this issue never happens again I have put off buying books for ages. One of my series that is not complete is the Fallen series by Lauren Kate. It has been over a year since the final book Rapture was release and there is still an empty spot on my shelf for it. But, I spose I will continue to wait until I finally see the correct size so something like this doesn’t happen:

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This poor person has THREE different book sizes for this series. Gah I think I would just die.

Then my obsession started growing more. I own the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, and this series kind of branches off and continues in a different characters perspective in the new series Bloodlines. To me, it might as well be the same series, so the height rules was applied. I didn’t want something like this to happen:

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BUT, now a new issue arises for me. The first book in the new series Bloodlines was release in mid 2011 and its now the end of 2013 and I still have not seen it released in a smaller size. A general rule I have noticed with releasing books in a different size is that it normally takes about a year. Its been more than a year. Does this mean its just not going to come out in this smaller size? If so what on earth am I going to do? Do I forever deny myself of something I really want to read possibly forever because I can’t handle the different book sizes, or do I try and get over it (so not easy to do) and then possibly have to risk the fact that I might cry and have to buy them all over again if they finally release them in a different size once I bought the books?

Then the other day while looking at my shelf I noticed that It had turned into something more. Books by the same author but are in no way related to each other being a different size to one another started to freak me out. For example, there two books of mine by Kresley Cole:

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They are nothing alike, Poison Princess is a young adult book and A Hunger Like No Other is one of her adult smutty slightly too rape like adult books, but the fact that I can’t put them neatly next to each other on my shelf has been giving me more and more concern. My chest kind of tightens when I think about it.

Now the fact that I feel like this makes me worry, because I can totally see myself getting more OCD and then insisting that all my books be of the same height. That would make my reading life way more complicated.

Do any of you guys out there in reader land have this issue? How bad is it for you? Or do you not care a bit? If so, how can I stop carring so much!

Till next time…