My 9 Favorite Book Characters

I love characters that I can sympathize and sometimes empathize with. I haven’t read many books in these 19 years but I will list down the ones I know and felt an attachment to.

  1. Cedric Diggory – Harry Potter – For some reason, I like Cedric very much. It might be because Robert Pattinson was Cedric in the movie…
  • Kaz Brekker – Six of Crows – Kaz is a cold but cool character which I fell in love with instantly.
  • Ginny Weasley – Harry Potter – I like her because she is this quiet yet bold girl who isn’t just intelligent but optimistic and caring too.
  • Hercule Poirot – Agatha Christie books – I always imagine Pierce Brosnan as being this detective because of the given features and manners. But I like the way Hercule Poirot’s mind works. It’s just super amusing.
  • Willy Wonka – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Tbh, Willy Wonka has been my favorite character since I was, what? 10? I don’t know why I like him, but I just do. He’s quirky, funny and he has quite an odd mind, don’t you think?
  • Edward Cullen – Twilight- Okay, I know many (most) of you all don’t like Edward Cullen, but guys, he’s a Romantic Vampire! He’s nice, caring, (slightly possessive) but once he falls in love with you, he won’t ever let you go. Isn’t that what every girl wishes for? I see no wrong in loving Edward Cullen.
  • Matilda – Matilda – And just like Willy Wonka, I have loved Matilda since forever. She is a powerful, clever and rebellious kid and she is basically like a role model to the other little kids who think they are too weak to fight.
  • Greg Heffley – Diary of a Wimpy Kid – All I have to say is that this kid is the funniest character I have ever bumped into.
  • Sherlock Holmes – Sherlock Holmes – I’m sure I don’t need to tell you why I like Sherlock Holmes. Everyone loves Sherlock, don’t they? I can’t understand his mind at all…How does he even notice such trivial and intricate things? How can he solve such mind-boggling cases with a snap of his fingers? Nope…I can’t believe him. He’s like another super human to me.

For now, these are my favorite characters. I am trying to read more books and let’s see if I’ll fall in love with the characters or not.

By the way, what are your favorite characters? Do comment to let me know!

Until then,

Peace neighbors,

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List Of Books I Want To Read This Year

We all love reading, don’t we all? We love escaping from our reality and just indulge in someone else’s life. It’s so strange how such something fictional can sometimes make us feel sane. Books are capable of playing with our emotions and thoughts and the more you read, I’ve realized the more focused you are in your life.

I didn’t read much last year, but this year I have decided to at least finish reading 10+ books! I know 10 is still a low number but for me, it’s a start. I’m just so busy that for me 10 is a still a great number.

Anyway, below is my list of the books I want to read this year!

  1. Outsider – Stephen King
  2. The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
  3. Elevation – Stephen King
  4. I’ll Be Gone In The Dark – Michelle Mcnamara
  5. The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One – Amanda Lovelace
  6. Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi
  7. Leah on the Offbeat – Becky Albertalli
  8. Kingdom of Ash – Sarah J. Maas
  9. The Trials of Apollo – Rick Riordan
  10. Sadie – Courtney Summers
  11. What if it’s us – Adam Silvera
  12. All the Little Lights – Jamie McGuire
  13. Emergency Contact – Mary H.K. Choi
  14. Starry Eyes – Jenn Bennett
  15. The Cheerleaders – Kaza Thomas
  16. Love, Hate and Other Filters – Samira Ahmed
  17. The Dark Between Stars – Atticus
  18. Take me With you – Andrea Gibson
  19. Helium – Rudy Francisco
  20. Dracul – Dacre Stoker
  21. Then she was gone – Lisa Jewell
  22. The Chalk Man – C.J. Tudor

Hopefully, this year I would be able to complete them all.

I would love to know which books you guys are looking forward to read this year! There are some interesting and under-rated ones out there that needs a reader like you and me, right?

Do let me know in the comments!

Until then,

Peace neighbors,

See you in my next post~

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Mini Book Review of Six of Crows

So a few weeks ago, I finished reading Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows and I almost forgot to review it.

Truthfully, I was a bit hesitant whether or not I will like this book or not because I don’t prefer Fantasy books that much. However, after reading this book, I guess I will try and give more chances to Fantasy genre now.

Title:
Six of Crows

Author:
Leigh Bardugo

Book Summary:- 
Amsterdam inspired–Ketterdam, a bustling hub  of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…He needs a crew and they are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction–if they don’t kill each other first.

My opinion:-
I think the story went quite smoothly. The characters evolved with the perfect flow and rhythm as well. The author describes the places and the situations adroitly which makes the reader want to keep on reading. The characters were defining and I could sometimes sympathize with them. It’s definitely a page turner. However, there were a lot of cliche scenes/scenarios that people are familiar with and that sometimes would take the excitement away. Nonetheless, it was an interesting read and I would surely recommend to people who love heist with a bit of magic.

Words to describe this book:-
Amusing. Interesting. Magical. Exciting.

Rating:
4/5

Review by:
Aaliyah Salia (Writer Next Door)

 

 

 

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My Favorite Children’s Book

I love reading children’s books even now because they are filled with so many morals, emotions and actuality. You can somehow relate to the main characters, you can easily sympathize with them, you can feel yourself being in their shoes.

I know that favorite means having only one thing, but I can’t just choose one and leave the rest because that doesn’t seem fair to me…

These are the books that I still read now and then :-

  1. Matilda – by Roald Dahl 
  2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – by Roald Dahl
  3. James and the Giant Peace – by Roald Dahl
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney
  5. Malgudi Days – R.K Narayan

As you can see, I’m a huge fan of Roald Dahl because I’d read his books the entire time I went to school, and I love the way he imagines things, you know. If I ever got the chance (which I would never) I’d dive in his mind and see what goes in there.

Anyway, what is your favorite children’s book? It can be just one or more.
I would love to know about it.

Peace neighbors,

See you in my next post~

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