Most Likely To… Book Tag

The Character Most Likely too... (1)Hello every one!

I wasn’t actually personally tagged, Louise@GenieReads was and basically tagged every one and I decided to accept the challenge, because I liked it a lot! You can click here to read her post. Thank you Louise for participating and spreading the fun! 🙂 Also, you should check her blog for more, because it is wonderful!


Rules / Instructions

  1. Put 18 book characters into a jar and shake it up.
  2. Have the first three most likely to… categories ready. Pick three names from the jar and apply them to the first three categories.
  3. Keep going until you have none left!

ROUND 1

Who’s most likely to…

  1. Have kids first
  2. Cry at a movie
  3. Get arrested

The Characters: Lauren Holbrook from Hidden Fires, Ira Levinson from The Longest Ride and Liesel Meminger from The Book Thief

Lauren will definitely have kids first, because 1. she is a young married women and ahm.. I’m not going to spoil the book 2. she lives in the 19th century, which is long before the other two were born.
Ira is going to cry at a movie, because men cry at movies too, especially if they watch Fast & Furious (7).
Liesel will definitely get arrested, because she lived in Nazi Germany and she was stealing books.


ROUND 2

Who’s most likely to…

  1. Become a crazy cat lady/man
  2. Become a multi-millionaire
  3. Start knitting as a hobby

The Characters: Sherlock Holmes, Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit and Grenouille from Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Sherlock will become a crazy cat man, because he’s a high-functioning sociopath and he’ll need company after Watson leaves him.
Grenouille will become a multi-millionaire with the help of his perfumery skills.
Bilbo will start knitting as a hobby, because he’s old, bored and most probably Gandalf won’t take him on a trip again.


ROUND 3

Who’s most likely to…

  1. Be a closet nerd
  2. Become an actor/actress
  3. Fall down the stairs

The Characters: Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird, Lucy Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia and Ram Mohammad Thomas from Slumdog Millionaire

Hard choice…. I would say the nerd would be Scout; we only knew her when she was small, so maybe she will become one when she grows up.
Lucy would become an actress with the help of her experiences gained in Narnia.
Ram will fall down the stairs, because he might be clumsy (?) or drunk (?)


ROUND 4

Who’s most likely to…

  1. Collect that many books they have a personal library
  2. Win the Hunger Games
  3. Be tumblr famous

The Characters: Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries, Christopher Boone from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Robert Langdon from Angels & Demons.

Christopher will probably collect a lot of books, because of having Asperger syndrome. He’s also very smart and introvert.
Damon would totally win the Hunger Games, because he’s a vampire.
Robert would be tumblr famous with his symbolistic knowledge; I’d definitely follow him.


ROUND 5

Who’s most likely to…

  1. Go through a goth phase
  2. Have a one night stand
  3. Go to comic con

The Characters: Edward Cullen from Twilight, Romeo Montague from Romeo and Juliet, Hanna Schmitz from The Reader.

(Sorry Twilight fans) Edward will be going through a goth phase (or he did already).
Hanna would be having a one night stand, because she doesn’t really get attached to people.
Romeo would go to comic con, but I can’t decide which comic would be his reason.


ROUND 6

Who’s most likely to…

  1. Get married
  2. Have a cool mug collection
  3. Be a night owl (stays awake most of the night)

The Characters: Augustus Water from The Fault in our Stars, Voldemort from Harry Potter and Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

THIS is a hard choice… for Augustus there would an obvious easy choice, but then I’m left with two men that don’t fit the other 2 scenarios. I’ll say he would get married first, since he’s the one with the highest chances of ever finding somebody. Wonka would own a cool mug collections and probably invent some really crazy ones. Voldemort would be a night owl, because he’s not actually a man and doesn’t need sleep at all.



This was really fun, although my luck failed me and didn’t get to make some really funny questions. Putting that aside I’d like to nominate the following people:

Mikaela @itsmemikaelaKelly @mynameisnotkatieSheri @readinaflashGretchen @chicnerdreads, Shannon @ClockworkBibliophileMia, Lynette and Vibha @geekyfangirls, Diana @nighttrainbooks and YOU!

-Demi

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“Teaser Tuesday” No°3 : The Fault in Our Stars

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My teaser:

“Sometimes you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books like An Imperial Affection, which you can’t tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.”

The Fault In Or Stars by John Green (page 33 – paperback)

Goodreads synopsis:

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

-Demi

A-Z ABOUT ME TAG

Thank you geekyfangirls for tagging me! You should definitely pay them a visit!


A – Age: I am 18 going on 19.

B – Book I’m currently reading: I just finished reading The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (here is my review)

C – Chore you hate: Should a teenager even like any? It’s not that I hate or love them, it’s just that there are some I’d prefer not to do.

D – Dessert you love: Chocolate Pudding

E – Essential start your day item: My daily cappuccino.

F – Favourite author/book: My favourite author would be Nicholas Sparks, because I love each and every book he writes, but my favourite book is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

G – Gold or silver: I prefer gold.

H – Height: 168 cm

I – Instruments you play: I like pretending I can play a bit the guitar and piano, but in reality I have no musical skills.

J – Job title: I’m a student.

K – Kids: None.

L – Living Arrangements: With my family.

M – Most overused word/phrase in your vocabulary: In writing ‘definitely’, probably because I like the word for some reason. In speaking ‘so’ and ‘like’. I’m trying to get rid of this habit.

N – Nicknames: Demi and Bubu.

O – Overnight hospital stay other than birth: No.

P – Pet peeve: Pen clicking, but mostly my friend asking ‘What?’ after I had just asked ‘What?’. He never repeats anything he says to me, although I did not fully understand it.

Q – Quotes I Like: Carpe Diem. – Seize the day.

R – Right or left-handed: I’m right-handed. I don’t think I do anything specifically with my left hand.

S – Siblings: I have a little brother.

T – Time you woke up today: So… now it’s past midnight, technically I haven’t slept today yet. I’ll have to be up at 7 a.m. latest.

U – Unique thing about you: Other than my DNA? Depending on how you look at it, I am the only Romanian girl in my school year.

V – Vegetable you love: Tomato

X – X-rays you’ve had: A bunch of. At the dentist. Last Wednesday I had 3 for example.

Y – Yummy food you make: I’m not the cook in the house, but I make some delicious ANZAC-biscuits and an English meal based on eggs, toast and bacon.

Z – Zodiac sign: Scorpio

My nominees:

-Demi

Book Review :: “The Fault In Our Stars” by John Green

I’m like. Like. I’m like a ‘grenade’, Mom. I’m a grenade and at some point I’m going to blow up and I would like to minimize the casualties, okay?”
Hazel Grace Lancaster, The Fault In Our Stars, page 99, paperback


The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Published: 2012 by Dutton Books
Genre: YA, Romance, Drama
My rating: 5+ Stars
318 pages (paperback edition)
Goodreads synopsis:

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.


I’ve been postponing this book for almost two years and besides that I regret that quoting from it has become mainstream now and my review is going to be seen like that. This post contains SPOILERS.

Plot

This is not the kind of story you expect to have a happy end or some kind of climax that would change the end entirely. You know from the beginning that the protagonist is going to die (the thing is that you realise half through the book that you have the wrong protagonist in mind).

Knowing the end doesn’t take away from the story, because it’s the journey that counts. Although I’ve never been in her place, I understood Hazel and why she tried to keep her distance from Augustus, but at the same time he was right too. “You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you have some say in who hurts you.”
I don’t think I have a favourite moment, but I really liked the part when they were in Amsterdam, because I think it is one of those moments filled with a lot of emotions (not that the book has only a few of those). After that the roller coaster didn’t go up any more.

The Characters

Augustus Waters

I loved how Augustus was portrayed, not just a hot boy as described by Hazel (although she does say a couple of times that he’s not that handsome), but also a very normal down-to-earth person. And not to forget his charisma and metaphors. I’m not going to say that he held a heroic battle against cancer and thought us a lesson with that, because again I agree with Hazel. Cancer was just another part of him, a side-effect of dying. He did teach me the lesson to cherish the time I have, be glad that I can use both my legs properly and that life can be bitch sometimes and you can still go on.

Hazel Grace Lancaster

It was very easy for me to connect with her (my mum could easily decide that I’m depressed as well) and since I (almost) agreed with her every time, made me like her even more. She teaches life lessons just as much as Augustus and there’s no reason not to like her.

(screams ‘they were supposed to be paper Winnie-the-Pooh cups’) All in all, I did like the way they completed each other and the chemistry between them, and of course the deep philosophical conversations. I think it helped watching the movie 2 years ago, that I had something to begin with, as in imaging them.

Final Opinion

I believe that 40 maybe 50 years from now, people will look back at this book and will say that it is a classic.


How about you? Have you read the book? And, if yes, what are your opinios on it? I’d really love to hear what others thought about it!

-Demi

“Friday 56” No°2 and “Book Beginning” No°2

Two wonderful memes joined together. Do check their blogs.

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda at FredasVoice and Book Beginnings by Gilion at RoseCityReader

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Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
Book Beginning


Chapter 1

Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death.

Page 56

Only when I got parallel to them did I see Isaac’s face. Tears streamed down his reddened cheeks in a continual flow, his face a taunt mask of pain. He stared at the screen, not even glancing at me, and howled, all the while pounding away at his controller.

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

-Demi