Top Ten Characters I’d NEVER Want to Trade Places With

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday post is about the characters – for whatever reason – that you would never ever in a million years trade places with. Monica and I decided to spilt this one up this week, and we each chose 5 characters we would never trade places with! So, in no particular order…

Monica’s Choices!
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  1. Harry Potter (Harry Potter Series): I mean, as cool as it would be to realize you were “the chosen one” and all that, would you REALLY want to be? I mean sure it’d be fun being someone like Ron or Neville who helped out and got credit for being awesome but being Harry himself? No thanks, that would mean taking on even more responsibility than I already have PLUS you’d have to deal with the pressure of having to kill one of the most powerful, dangerous and scary people in the world.
  2. Bella Swan (Twilight Series): Honestly, maybe I just didn’t like her that much in general, but as gorgeous as Rob Pattinson is, would you really want someone around who basically stalked you and was addicted to your blood? Added to that you have a younger werewolf with some serious angst also pining for you.  Sorry, I know both of them are incredibly attractive but I’d probably get annoyed with them for a) stalking me and b) obnoxiously warning me about another guy.
  3. Gemma Doyle (Great and Terrible Beauty): First off, her family life is just going downhill (that’s all I’m saying, no spoilers from me!) and she gets shipped off to a boarding school.  She may be able to transport to other realms but what if you get stuck there? What if your friends get stuck there and blame you? I’d rather stay with two feet in the real world and just live in London.
  4. Simon (City of Bones Series): Again, it’s really hard to say why I wouldn’t trade places with him without giving away anything to people who haven’t read it, but it’s pretty obvious he’s in love with his best friend. And she doesn’t reciprocate, which frankly, sucks.  That alone would make me not want to trade places with him, though I’d probably hang out with him.
  5. Nick Carroway (The Great Gatsby): At first you’d want to trade places with him then you realize that being him would actually be the worst.  His cousin Daisy, and his ‘friend’ who he just met use him as a go between to get together and then Daisy’s husband also reveals that he’s cheating to Nick.  The guy keeps so many secrets and has to play it cool, something I definitely couldn’t and wouldn’t want to do.

Natalie’s Choices
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  1. Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games Trilogy): Okay okay, I know she’s a kickass heroine and all that great stuff, but personally? I wouldn’t be able to handle all of that pressure! She’s started a revolution that she didn’t even mean to start, she’s got two very gorgeous boys pining after her but can’t bring her self to choose which one she wants to be with, and OH YEAH! She gets plucked out of her life into an arena to fight TO THE DEATH not once, but twice! Mmhmmm, I think I’m good where I am right now thank you very much.
  2. Georgina Nicolson (Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging): Basically, this girl is hilarious. Unfortunately, her hilarity does not make up for how super awkward her life is! I wouldn’t be able to handle some/most of the things that happen to this girl. Nor do I look good in a beret!
  3. Juliette (Shatter Me): I’m going to keep this one short and sweet. Juliette’s touch kills people. I would go insane if I had to grow up in the absence of human touch, and not being able to hold and hug the people you love would be torture.
  4. Angie Chapman (Pretty Girl-13): Angie goes missing, shows up on her doorstep three years later, and can’t remember anything about the time she was gone, nor remember that she was actually missing. Aside from missing three years of my life from my memory, I wouldn’t really be a fan of getting kidnapped either. And I don’t want to give away any spoilers here, but as Angie’s memories begin to resurface, we learn that some pretty awful things happened to her when she was kidnapped. I would not ever want to experience what she did.
  5. Meggie (Inkheart): Meggie has the ability to enter the worlds of the books she reads, as well as read characters out of them by reading aloud from them. Sounds pretty great, right??! WRONG! She has no control over this power, and what if she was reading a really scary book or something?? I mean, this whole post evidences that there are some characters and worlds that we would never want to enter. So, although Meggie’s gift has it’s merits, it is also a curse. No thanks!

So tell me: What characters would you never trade places with? Why? Are there any people that you would LOVE to trade places with?? WE WANT TO KNOW!

Top Ten Books I Want to Reread

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday post is a freebie, yay!!!! So I decided to post about the top ten books I want to re-read. Some of these are middle grade books that I just loved so much, and some are YA books that I just can’t get enough of! So, in no particular order…

reread11) The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket: This series was one of my favourite childhood series, and I feel like if I read it now there would be some humour and references that my 10 year old self might not have picked up on. And I recently got the entire series as e-books so now I can reread them whenever I want!

2) Crank by Ellen Hopkins: I read this book when I was in grade 7, and I REALLY think I was too young for it then. I distinctly remember being unable to put this book down, and reading it under my desk in school. I’d like to reread it because I feel like it would have a lot more of an impact on me now.

3) The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants Series by Ann Brashares: Again, this is a series that I really liked when I was younger, and I just want to read it again because I don’t remember too much about what happens in the last two books.

4) The Giver by Lois Lowry: I read this book back in elementary school, and I loved it. I even got my mom to read it and she really liked it too! I picked up Gathering Blue at a thrift store the other day, and I recently found out that a third book has been added to this series. I would like to reread The Giver, Gathering Blue, and Messenger before I read the finale, Son.

5) Inkheart Trilogy by Cornelia Funke: I remember reading this book when I was quite young, and really really enjoying it! I own the first two books, but I don’t think I ever read the sequel. I want to eventually get around to reading it, so before I do that I will reread Inkheart!

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6) Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling: Okok, we all know I’ve already read and reread this series on multiple occasions, but I’m never not going to want to reread it, SO JUST DEAL WITH IT! (also, just deal with the blatant double negative there too!)

7) The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins: It’s just SO GOOD, so why not??

8) All of Roald Dahl’s Books: I adored these books as a child, especially Matilda. I think it would be nice to get to experience reading them all again!

9) The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna: I honestly just loved this book so much, as witnessed here in my review, and I could read it again any time!

10) 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson: I read this probably 6 or 7 years ago, and it’s just one of those books I want to reread!

Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy…But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread

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This week’s topic is all about those books you had to buy, but haven’t read.  You know, those books you see and you’re like “OMG I need this right now! Like, I’m totally gonna read this starting tomorrow and I know I’m going to love it so I need it buy it right now! And this one, and this one! I need to buy ALL the books!!!”

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So, here we go: Top Ten Books I HAD to Buy… But are still sitting unread on my shelf (Technically only the top 8 because I’m pretty good at buying the books I read :P) Continue reading