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Burn, Rewrite, Reread Book Tag

Tag time! Hello, welcome to my blog, Tea and Paperbacks, where I post every Monday! In this post I was tagged for this tag by the lovely Emily Rose @ Rose Reads, and I am super excited to do this tag!!!

The Rules:

  • Randomly choose 3 books (pro tip: use the “Sort > Random” option on your Goodreads’ read shelf).
  • For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread (like Marry, Boff, Kill).
  • Repeat until you completed three rounds (or six) (or however many you want to do).

Round 1

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I felt really sorry for the Seekers series, but the main reason why I read the three books in the series years ago was because my dad just randomly bought the first book for me and I was quite interested. Now that I’m older I realized that it’s not a very good book. Also I’d love to reread Jane Eyre, it’s been years since I read it!

Round 2

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I didn’t remember much from A Journey to the Center of the Earth but I don’t think it was one of my favourite classics. I wouldn’t change TSOA for anything in the world, its writing is so beautiful, but compared to The Raven Boys, I’d reread the whole Raven Cycle again and again if I could.

Round 3

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Again, another book my dad bought me, which was A Single Shard. I remember quite liking it when I was younger, but I absolutely do not remember much. All I remember was that it was set in Korea, and it was very interesting to learn about the culture surrounding pottery and all that stuff. I really wanna reread it right now.

Round 4

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Again, another unfair choice because I wouldn’t want to change anything from The Bell Jar – sure the writing sometimes got sort of boring, but it was still super good – but because it was compared to Harry friggin Potter, of course I had to choose Harry Potter to be reread.

Round 5

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I felt super sad about this choice, but I just couldn’t help it. I really liked The Girl on the Train, which I only read recently. I adored Lord of the Flies though, it’s such an amazing book that gave me chills while reading it. Buuuut I had to choose Narnia above them to be reread, cause I absolutely remember nothing from the last two books of the series. It seems like I have a lot of books to reread!!

Phew, that was a fun tag! I really liked the difficult choices, it really made me sad to sacrifice some books. Anyways, I won’t tag anyone, but if you really wanna do this tag, consider yourselves tagged! See you on another post, bye!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Fictional Families

Happy Tuesday everyone! How’s everyone week doing? I had a wonderful time last week, I spent a lot of time with my friends and I remember laughing a lot and just having a lot of time. Reading-wise, it’s not a very good week. I’m still reading the same two books I read last week and progress has been slow. Nevertheless, let’s talk about this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! For this week, the topic is Thanksgiving, and one of the ideas for this week’s topic is fictional families you’d love to spend thanksgiving with. Now from where I come from we don’t really spend Thanksgiving together or even celebrate it, but I love the element of family in books. And here are some of my favourite fictional families, from movies, TV shows and movies!

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#10. The Pelekais (Lilo & Stitch)

Lilo and Stitch is one of my favourite movies as a child. And I love the sisterly relationship between Lilo and Nani, and how their family got bigger with the addition of Stitch and Jumba and Pleakley. I’d love to just chill with them on the beach and eat pizza and play in the sand with Stitch.

#9. The Bennets (Pride and Prejudice)

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Ever since I read the book and watched the movie, I’ve really wondered what it’ll be like to live in a large family. I love the dynamics in the Bennets family, how they’re so loud and comfortable with each other and despite the fact that they’re not wealthy or famous, they still love each other.

#8. The Shelbys (Peaky Blinders)

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Okay, I just finished the last episode of this series last week and I’m still in love with the characters. I both love and hate the Shelbys but they’re so sophisticated and rich that having dinner with them would probably be excellent. And there’ll probably be a lot of smoking and drinking. At least I’ll get to meet Tommy Shelby *melts*

#7. The Pevensies (The Chronicles of Narnia)

The four siblings of the Pevensies are just adorable. I’d love to have a big brother like Peter, and it’ll be super nice to sit down and eat dinner with them, just the food itself would probably be amazing because they’ll be the kings and queens of Narnia.

#6. Merida’s Family (Brave)

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Another Disney movie, but I just can’t help it. I love the red-headed family from Brave, and dinner with them would probably be super chaotic with the loud father and the super messy triplet who won’t be able to stop moving for more than one minute.

#5. The Fowls (Artemis Fowl series)

I just can’t help but love rich families! I’m sure dinner with Artemis and his parents would be super awkward unless we’re talking about complex things like time travel or money, but with the addition of Myles and Beckett and maybe Juliet and Butler I’ll definitely have a lovely evening with excellent high class food.

#4. The Lannisters (A Song of Ice and Fire series)

Spending dinner with the Lannisters will probably be frightening but also exciting. I’d love to sit and drink wine and eat all the amazing food in their world and spend time with Tyrion and Jaime and Cersei. Perfect.

#3. The Potters (Harry Potter series)

Most people would probably mention The Weasleys as the most famous family from Harry Potter, so I thought about something different and just because I just really really like Harry as a character, I think I would really enjoy having dinner with the Potters in the epilogue of the last book. To be able to talk to Harry and Ginny and see them as parents with their happy family and maybe with Teddy as well, it’ll be the best day of my life.

#2. The Pritchetts (Modern Family)

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I love this show and it’s mostly because I love the characters in it. I’ve only recently started watching the show, but I have been so hooked ever since. I particularly really like Phil Dunphy because he’s so hilarious. But I just think it’ll be super fun to have dinner with them, seeing them having so much fun and having alot of dinners together throughout the years.

#1. The Winchesters (Supernatural)

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Supernatural has been my favourite show for over a year now. It gives me so much feels and I love Sam and Dean. I wouldn’t mind having dinner with also their parents and maybe even Bobby or Cas, but just a simple dinner in a motel with the brothers would be awesome too, filled with the boys’ bickering and general cuteness.

What about you guys? Which fictional families would you like to spend dinner with? Let me know your thoughts on the comments 😉

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Top Ten Tuesday: Book To Movie Adaptations

Yay another Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s theme is about most anticipated Book to Movie Adaptations, but I figured so many people would probably say the same movies: Fantastic Beasts most definitely will come into the list. It’s not that I’m excited for those book to movie adaptations, I really am, but I think I’d mention some of my favourite book to movie (or TV show) adaptations that I have watched.

#10. Game of Thrones series (2011-now)

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Aw yeah, I put this series into my top ten list. I know some people disagree and say the fifth season turned terrible and that it was soooo different from the books. As a deep lover for the A Song of Fire series by George RR Martin, I do agree. The TV show is super duper different from the book. Some of the plots were changed so much, but I think that it is a very solid show, with excellent dialogues, gorgeous cinematography, beautiful songs and gorgeous sceneries, and most of all, perfect casting. This is why I love the TV show, although not as much as the books: because of the amazing cast and actors playing the characters.

#9. Life of Pi (2012)

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I don’t remember when the first time I read Life of Pi by Yann Martell – it was probably around 4 years ago or something, I remember that I read it when I was in middle school and absolutely loving it. Then a year passed and the movie was made. I loved the movie so so much. It captured the book perfectly. Sure, some parts were missing from the movie, but all movies never put all parts of the book into the movie. For me the colors and the whole feeling of the movie was perfect, exactly the way I imagined it would be when reading the novel.

#8. Jane Eyre (2011)

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Mia Wasikowska is one of my favourite actresses. And I first fell in love with her when I watched Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre. This movie was amazingly accurate and it was super duper creepy. I love the dialogues, the music was perfect, and so was the setting and the colors incorporated to the movie. I love Wasikowska and I love Michael Fassbender – everything was just perfect. I love the original book Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, which I read before watching the movie and immediately became one of my favourite novels ever. And the movie did the book justice.

#7. Ender’s Game (2013)

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I clearly remember finding out about the movie Ender’s Game when its production was first announced just because I was so obsessed with Asa Butterfield. Then I found out that it was a book adaptation and I immediately searched for the ebook to read the book. I loved it. I was already in love with the book even before reading it, when I was still reading the introduction written by Orson Scott Card himself. But the book itself was exciting, full of adventure, touching, and mindblowing. And I watched the movie at the cinema with my friends (one of whom is a huge fan of Asa Butterfield as well). We were fangirling all the way through the movie – not only because of the gorgeous blue-eyed actor, but also because the story was so similar to the book’s. It was exciting, and even my friends who didn’t read the book loved it. It was annoying that the movie didn’t get that many attention from other people.

#6. Never Let Me Go (2010)

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Another movie I watched right after reading the book. I bought Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro secondhand while visiting Bali. I loved it, because it was touching and the writing style was really unique. The novel became one of my favourite stand alones until now. And I was excited to watch the movie, because Andre Garfield was in it! And Keira Knightley! And while watching the movie I did find it not to be as good as the books. It was great, I love the color tones of the scenery and the acting was great, but it wasn’t as good as the book. But I still really liked it.

#5. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

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I adored the movie as a child. And I really loved the books as well, the Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis, which I read around the age of 10-12. But when I was around 13 and reread the series, that was when I really truly appreciated the movie. I compared it to the book and I saw how similar it was, and how everything was just perfect. The casting was wonderful, the music, the setting. The audience could really feel the sense of magic in the movies, and I loved it, particularly the first movie. The second and third were alright, but the first movie was marvellous.

#4. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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I am ashamed to say that I watched this movie quite late. I first watched it on 2014, and I absolutely loved it. Of course I have heard of the character Hannibal, and found out later on that we both have the same personality type (INTJ wow!). I really enjoyed this movie, and I only read the books, Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris later on. I actually thought the experience of watching the movie was better than reading the book. The actors were super talented and amazing, the story was pretty much the same, and the movie had this mysterious, eerie, suspenseful vibe in it that I unfortunately didn’t really get from reading the book.

#3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

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Yeahhhh a David Fincher movie! I read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson only recently, probably last year or several months ago. I loved the first book but I thought it was a little too boring and some parts lagged on. But the movie was excellent! I loved most of Fincher’s movies, he’s such a fantastic director. And this movie didn’t disappoint at all. Firstly, the cast were perfect. I loved Rooney Mara and it was probably the first time I saw Daniel Craig play in a movie and really really liking it. The music was perfection, and the whole cinematography left me wanting more.

#2. The Martian (2015)

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The most recent movie and probably one of my favourite movies released this year, based on the book The Martian by Andy Weir. It’s a shame that I only read halfway through the book before watching the movie, I probably would’ve liked the book more and the movie less if I had read the whole book first. But, I found that watching the movie was a better experience than reading the book. Not saying that I disliked the book, I really do like it. But the movie changed some things and made the story better. Check out my further thoughts on the book (and movie!) on my review.

#1. Harry Potter (2001-2011)

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And finally, we come to the last and definitely not least book to movie adaptation. And of course, it is obvious that I would choose the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. One of my favourite books in the world ever, the movies were almost as good as the books. My favourite movie of all is probably the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), because the director made the movie so unique and so beautiful. But I think what made the movies as good a success as the books is of course the cast. I love how the trio stuck to the movie for 10 years, and you can really see them grow and develop and you feel like you’re growing up with them as well. So yes, I love this series and I love the movies. Sure there were some changes that could’ve been made to the movies, but overall it was amazing.

What about you guys? What are you favourite book to movie adaptations?