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The Top Ten Character’s I’d Name My Kids After

This is kind of a funny topic for me because technically I’ve already named one of my kids after a couple fictional characters. I only have one kid so far and this has already happened. So when I saw that it was a rewind week and I missed this topic, I had to use it!

1. Kahlan Amnell – The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind [Okay, so technically I haven’t read this series BUT I did watch The Legend of the Seeker. We had a really hard time thinking of a girls name and when we found out we were having a girl, well we had to think of something. While we were laying in bed thinking about names one night my husband asked about Kahlan for a name (we were watching the series), we both liked it and so that’s what we picked. We did change the spelling to Kailyn though, since it looked nicer and since we only watched the show we didn’t know how it was spelled. When I looked it up I didn’t like it, so we fought over whether it would be spelled with a C or a K, right up until she was out when he told me I could have the K. He must have felt bad for me after my labour..lol]

2. Elizabeth Bennett – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [I’ve just always like the name Elizabeth since reading this book and watching all of the movies. So yup, Kailyn’s middle name is Elizabeth!

3. James Potter – Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling [Ever since reading Harry Potter when I was younger, I’ve just always wanted to name my son James. Hopefully we have a boy because this is a name that we both agree on for a boy. ]

4. Lily Potter – Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling [One day I decided that I really liked the name Lily for a girl. Then about a year later I realized that my boy name was James and my girl name I wanted for my next one was Lily. James and Lily!! ❤ Unfortunately Chris doesn’t like this one, so it probably won’t be used… 😦 ]

5. Tessa Gray – The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare [This one pretty much just popped into my head and I really like it. I would just want Tessa and not Theresa though because Chris’ aunt is named Theresa.. lol. And it goes with the next middle name I want to use! I will have to see his thoughts on this one!]

6. Jane Bennett/Jane Eyre – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen/Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte [Jane is so nice and kind and a pretty name. This will be a middle name, so Lily Jane or Tessa Jane. I think they both sound nice.]

7. Alice Cullen – Twilight by Stephenie Meyer [How cute is Alice? I love her and would name a girl Alice. Our last name starts with an A though and I don’t want too many vowel sounds for the first letters. So this probably won’t be used.]

Yeah, I only have seven. We plan on having 3 kids right now, hopefully. I am hoping for a boy and another girl. I have no idea what I’d name a second boy, so hopefully I don’t have that problem!

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The Top Ten Favourite Books from before I was a Book Blogger.

There are so many books that I’ve read that it’s extremely hard to narrow down ten.

  1. Harry Potter by J.K Rowling
  2. The Earth’s Children series by Jean M. Auel
  3. The Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris
  4. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  6. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  7. The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks
  8. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
  9. Legend of Drizzt by R.A Salvatore
  10. The War of the Ancients and Stormrage by Richard A. Knakk

I’m sure I’m forgetting some, mommy brain makes me dumb sometimes. And yes, technically this is more than ten! But I love series!! ❤

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The Top Ten Characters I Would Crush On If I Were A Fictional Character

I’m pretty sure I’m already crushing on many characters without being a fictional character.

  1. Eric Northman from The Sookie Stackhouse books. [He is just sooo yummy!]
  2. Harry Potter [Oh yes, I feel like I’ve grown up a long side him and I’ve always wish to trade places with Ginny!]
  3. Bones  from the Night Huntress series [He is the newest in my line of crushes, maybe I have a thing for accents? Oh wait, I know I do 😉 ]
  4. Travis from Beautiful Disaster [He might be a little bit obsessive at times, but still crush-worthy!]
  5. Jamie Fraser from the Outlander series [Scot+kilts+accent, need I say more?]
  6. Adrian from the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series [See, he’s so awesome he had to be in two series!]
  7. Will from The Infernal Devices [Maybe I just have a thing for the “bad” boys]
  8. Ash from The Iron Fey [He’s just so tortured and gives up everything for Meghan!]

That’s all I can think of right now. I’m sure there are a few more, but I’m tired from looking after my very sick daughter 😦 Poor girl caught the flu at her birthday party.

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The Top Ten Books I Recommend the Most

Alright, most of these are series, but how can I narrow down a series?! 😉

  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth – Seriously, this series is amazing and I can’t recommend it enough!
  2. The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa – More amazingness right here!
  3. Harry Potter by JK Rowling – How are there people who still haven’t read this???
  4. Clan of the Cave Bear (and the rest of the Earth’s Children series) by Jean M. Auel – This is one of my favourite series. I’m so glad I stumbled across it in high school!
  5. The Sookie Stackouse series by Charlaine Harris – It’s so much better than the show, and I love the show!
  6. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – I’m disappointed in myself for not reading this one sooner
  7. The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle – Honestly, this was so much better than I was expecting. It’s really awesome!
  8. The Lord of the Rings (and The Hobbit) by JRR Tolkien – I love this series so much that I talked my husband into getting One Ring wedding bands.
  9. Wicked by Gregory Maguire –  I love his take on the wicked witch!
  10. If I Stay by Gayle Forman – When I read this, there were so many tears but I just couldn’t put it down!

So yeah, a lot of series! There are so many other books that I love to recommend and hopefully I will find even more in the future to spread the love for!

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The Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy But Are Still On My Shelf

This is actually something I’m terrible for!! I buy books all the time but never get around to reading them! My husband almost never lets me buy books anymore 😦

  1. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead – I love VA, but still haven’t cracked this one open
  2. The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin – I loved the first book!
  3. Firelight by Sophie Jordan – Dragons?!
  4. Graceling by Kristin Cashore – I’ve heard this one is really good!
  5. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer – This one was pretty, so I bought it..lol
  6. Delirium by Lauren Oliver – I heard this was good too
  7. Across the Universe by Beth Revis – This has been sitting there for over a year unread now.
  8. A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire – I love the Wicked series, so bought this as soon as it was out in MTP, to match the rest of my books
  9. The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay – I was recommended this one by my birth club, still haven’t gotten to it
  10. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – This one looks really good!

There are so many more sitting on my shelf unread, over 100. I have a bad addiction to buying books 😦

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The Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List!

  1. Life of Pi by Yann Martel – I started this one and got about ten pages in before I realized I was behind on reviews and set it down, it’s been sitting there since
  2. Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin – I’ve already read it but am going to read it again for the read-a-long
  3. S.E.C.R.E.T. by L. Marie Adeline – It’s just been sitting there waiting!
  4. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire – Another one I started and set down to read review books and forgot to pick back up.
  5. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead – Need to read!
  6. The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin – I loved the first one, so I NEED to read this!
  7. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – I have to read this before the movie comes out!
  8. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare – I need it!
  9. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han – I will read it!
  10. Delirium by Lauren Oliver – The whole series is out now, so I guess I can read it!

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The Top Ten Series I’d Like To Start But Haven’t

  1. The Tiger Saga by Colleen Houck – Seriously. I NEED these books for my collection and I NEED to read them! <3<3 Tigers!!!!!
  2. Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan – I’ve read the Percy Jackson series and really, really want to read this series but just haven’t gotten around to it yet..
  3. The Cousins’ War by Phillippa Gregory – I love historical fiction!
  4. Covenant by Jennifer L. Armentrout – I really need to read this series!
  5. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead – I loves Vampire Academy so what am I waiting for?!
  6. Maze Runner by James Dashner – I’ve heard such great things and it sounds awesome!
  7. Firelight by Sophie Jordan – Dragons?!
  8. Goddess Test by Aimee Carter – My friend keeps telling me how great this is, but I still haven’t started it!
  9. Summer by Jenny Han – I have 3 of these books, I have no excuse..lol
  10. House of Night by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast – I have 6 of these ones!

This was so hard to pick only 10, there are so many series I’ve been meaning to start, but I just haven’t yet.