This or That? #59


This or That? #59

This week Bookmark Chronicles wants to know:

Have you ever started a series and not finished it? If so, why?

I have to admit that I have done this a couple of times, the most well known series that I have still yet to finish is probably The Chronicles of Narina (Wikipedia). I have read the first three books of the series, but I have yet to even pick up any of the others. I believe there are 7 total in the series?

Its just never happened. When the movies came out I was really hoping that they would make all of the books into movies, but it didn’t happen, probably not going to ever happen. I think if all of the movies had been made, I would have read that particular book before the movie came out. I just never went through the whole series. I can’t even say that the books I haven’t read bore me or anything, because they are beautifully written. I have just never read them.

I think it was also had to do with once the characters we had been introduced to in the beginning were dropping off and leaving. It’s kind of like watching a tv series and then once the original characters are not in it anymore, you lose interest. Its one of the reasons I stopped watching Greys Anatomy. It freaked me out recently watching Cold Case, also for example, from the beginning, since I had never seen it before from the pilot. They had all these different actors right at the beginning, the difference in the atmosphere and connection between the actors, just put me off.


The Book Love Tag – Book love

Continuing with my “theme” for the week what better way to celebrate love than with our love of books!

So I found this on the wonderful “The Wild Readers” Blog (give them a view!)


My Favourite Book Couple

This one took me a while because I’ve read a lot of books that have has some kind of romance through the book. The one that popped into my head straight away was Tessa Gray and William ‘Will’ Herondale from “The Infernal Devices” series. I LOVED them as couple and I hated how they finished the series off. I’m not going to say what happens at the end, but I was so mad at the end. Read the series but prepare to be annoyed and angry at the end. I have not watched the movies for the series though.

My top 3 book boy/girlfriends

  • Prince Caspian and Susan from the Narnia Series (Both the book and movies).
  • Abigail Kirk and Judah Bow from Playing Beatie Bow . Judah Bow was my first book crush.
  • Elizabeth Wakefield and Todd Wilkins from the Sweet Valley High series. They were the first book couple romance that I wanted to have.

Imagine your favourite book couple. Who would propose and who? (If there’s already been a proposal: who would be more into organising the wedding?)

Well that would be with Abigail Kirk and Judah Bow, although I do think Dovey is a much better option for Judah and she does end up with him. It’s a bit of a complicated story, it’s all about going back in time and time travelling. I think that Abigail would be completely into the planning and although Judah wouldn’t be as involved I can see him finding it funny how much Abigail gets all worked up.

Unpopular opinions time! Name a popular pairing you can’t stand.

This isn’t even an issue for me and may shock a lot of people. I can’t stand either of the romances in the Twilight AND The Hunger Games, in fact, I completely forgot what the Hunger Games were called for a minute there. They are just to whiny and go back and forth when it seems to suit them. Twilight almost seems to teach girls that if you go through a breakup, give up on life…What kind of message is that?!

What’s your favourite and least favourite romance trope? 

Favourite: Definitely the “Will they or Won’t They?” Even though you know they will, it’s just a matter of good writing about how they get there.

Least Favourite: I don’t know what it’s called but I HATE it when a main lead is going back and forth between two other people and I honestly don’t believe that they even like one of the people. How can they possibly when they’re jumping back and forth between the two?

Do you ship non-canon couples often? Name some if you do.

To me it’s kind of like the love triangle predicament, they can work, but they can also really damage a book if you start going down that path. The only couple that I’ve really wanted to see together was Legolas and Arwen from the Lord of the Rings. Even saying that though, I really like Arwen and Aargorn together, I guess it’s more of a curiosity thing. 

Your opinion on love triangles. Go!

They can work, but they also can be horrible and annoying. As I’ve mentioned previously I’ve hated series because I cannot stand the main character jumping back and forth between two different people. That to me isn’t love at all.

Favourite and least favourite love triangle?

Sometimes romance just isn’t the way to go. Favourite friendship?

Has to be Sam and Frodo without a doubt. I’m not sure that you can get a more perfect friendship than those two. They’re not even friends really, they are more like family. It was pure love and pure friendship. 

What’s your favourite scene with your bookish OTP?

Imagine your favourite book couple again. Who’s most excited about Valentines Day (either ironically or genuinely)?

Btw, here are the questions for easy copy-pasting:

1. Your favorite book couple.
2. Your top 3 book boy/girlfriends.
3. Imagine your favorite book couple. Who would propose, and how? (If there’s already been a proposal: who would be more into organizing the wedding?)
4. Unpopular opinions time! Name a popular pairing you can’t stand.
5. What’s your favorite and least favorite romance trope?
6. Do you ship non-canon couples often? Name some if you do.
7. Your opinion on love triangles. Go!
8. Favorite and least favorite love triangle?
9. Sometimes romance just isn’t the way to go. Favorite friendship?
10. What’s your favorite scene with your bookish OTP?
11. Imagine your favorite book couple again. Who’s most excited about Valentine’s Day (either ironically or genuinely)?

The Beauty within the Lion

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “A Storybook Day.”

There is actually two I would love to spend the day with. One would be Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” and the other would have to be Auslan from “Narnia”. The reason for Belle is mainly because with any fictional character in my life she is the one that I relate to the most and I would love to know more about her.
Auslan…Well a talking Lion who rules an entire world? What wouldn’t I want to know and ask him. As well as taking a ride! I was so jealous of Lucy and Susan.

The Lion Kings!

So here we are with my second Magical Monday…Even if no one else enjoys these, I have been!lol…It’s been great looking at all these different characters that I have fallen in love with over the years.

My next choice is probably putting together a bunch of species of characters together…The Lion!

I’m not talking about in the biblical sense, but two of my most favourite characters of my entire life are Mufasa (The Lion King) and Aslan (Narnia). I love Lions, I love their sense of their pride and how they take care of one another (except when new male lions takeover of course).  I have seen so many video’s lately of these big and powerful beasts playing gently with the likes of humans.

The death of both Mufasa and Aslan (or near death) still after nearly 30 years can make me cry! I love the strength that both these characters have in taking care of their respective families. I could never ever choose between the two, I always wanted Alsan to come and take me away and I always wanted Mufasa to be my Dad!…(I really do love you still Dad though ~.^).  In fact I have got the Lion King on DVD but I have never watched it because I know I’ll cry, lol.

Mufasa comes from the movie “The Lion King” which was released in 1994 (exactly 20 years ago) and produced by Walt Disney Studios. Mufasa is introduced at the beginning of the film as the King of a kingdom called “Pride Rock”. The movie is mainly based around Mufasa’s cub “Simba” and what happens to him after Mufasa is ‘murdered’ by Simba’s Uncle Scar.

Mufasa voiced by – James Earl Jones.

Aslan is one of the main characters of the series “The Chronicles of Narnia”, he is the only character to show up in every single one of the seven books. It is fairly well-known that Aslan is based on the Christian idol ‘Jesus’. Aslan is a talking Lion of the mystical land ‘Narnia’ and is a leader and has many followers including: humans, mermaids, centaurs, Dwarfs…Just to name a couple! As gentle as he may seem, Aslan is never referred to as a ‘tamed lion’ because he can be as dangerous and extremely powerful.  A lot of people believe that “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” is the first book in the series, this is not true. Although the author, C.S. Lewis wrote “The Magicians Nephew” sixth, it is actually a prequel to the “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” and explains how Narnia was created.

Aslan voiced by – Liam Neeson.