Top 5 Worst Rulers in Literature

Hello dear readers, I am back for another Top 5 Tuesday, which is hosted by Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic is the top five worst rulers in literature. I took the term “ruler” rather loosely, and sort of included anyone with a decent amount of power over other people.

What are terrible leaders from literature that you know of? Let me know in the comments, or send me a message on social media.
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Joffrey Baratheon – Game of Thrones

This provably seems like a pretty obvious choice. He was a terrible ruler that really only used his power for his own gain. He is a sadistic, cowardice monster that failed as a ruler time and time again.


Dumbledore – Harry Potter Series

Though he inspired many to follow him against Voldemort, I don’t think Dumbledore is a good ruler at all. He trusts none of his followers with important information, and because of that, almost makes it impossible for them to destroy Voldemort after his death.


Katniss – Hunger Games

The idea of Katniss = inspired an army. Katniss’ abilities = near useless and unordinary. She didn’t do much other than just inspire the army to overthrow the government. All she could really do was shoot a bow.


Noah – The Girl Who Found the Sun

Unwilling to analyze obvious information and was willing to let small children die because of poor leadership decisions. He was the leader of the arc, but he was willing to watch them all die without exploring every option of survival.


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Emperor Palpatine – Star Wars

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. The most powerful Sith Lord we’ve ever seen should not lost to a young twenty year old brand new Jedi. Sure he manipulated the events of the clone wars, but he’s terrible his own execution apparently.


What are other terrible leaders from literature that I missed? Let me know in the comments, or send me a message on social media.
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Bookish Habits that I am Guilty of

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Hello dear readers, I come to you with another Top 5 Tuesday list, this time all about some bookish habits that I have. Top 5 Tuesdays are hosted over at Bionic Book Worm, and you definitely need to check out her blog if you love books.

Some habits are probably things that a lot of book readers do, and some might be more specific to me.

Bringing my Book EVERYWHERE

Almost everywhere I go, I have a book with me. Whether it’s to work, hanging out with friends, or even waiting on the elevator on the way to take my dog for a walk I have a book with me. Short bursts of reading actually gets a lot done if you do it often enough.


Multiple Books on the go

I have gotten much better at this in the last few years, but I tend to have two or three books and a manga or two going on at the same time. Usually they’re of different genres, but I usually jump back and forth now and then to keep things interesting.


Bad Book Buying Habits

I think all book lovers can appreciate this one, but if you leave me alone in a book store, I ALWAYS come out with a book or two. I’ve actually had my girlfriend drag me out of the store to prevent me from buying something.


Progress Bookmarks

I like to see the progress that I make when I am reading, so I like to have two bookmarks in my books. The first is where I started at the beginning of the day, or week and the second is where I am currently. It’s nice seeing big chunks of the book being finished a time.


Spoiler Free

You can’t spoil a book for me more than I do myself. As soon as I am hooked, I am searching on the internet for what comes next, what happens to the characters in the end, who gets what sort of magical powers. That doesn’t ruin the story for me either, because it is the adventure that we go on that I really enjoy.


What are some of your bookish habits? I know we probably share one or two, but I want to hear about what weird things you might do when it comes to books.
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Books That Blew My Mind (No, Not Literally)

Hello ladies and gentlefolk, welcome to yet another Top 5 Tuesday, hosted by the one and only, Bionic Book Worm. This week’s topic is five books that exceeded my expectations.

If you don’t already, please check Bionic Book Worm for some terrific Top 5 Tuesday ideas, and posts in general.

Fault in Our Stars

Like I mentioned in the review, The Fault in our Stars really blew me away on how it hit my soul. I did not expect it to connect with me or make me feel the way it did.


Bullets, Teeth & Fists 3

I had never really opened a gory book, or at least one that was gory for the sake of gore, but when I opened up BT&F, I was blown away that I didn’t hate it. I enjoyed reading it, and didn’t find it out of place at all. It has definitely made me want to read the first two.


Wheel of Time

Before WoT, the longest fantasy series I had ever read was probably Harry Potter, and that was nowhere near as intense. WoT opened my eyes to what a fantasy world could really be, and I’d probably say it opened the gateway to my true love of fantasy books.


Stormlight Archive

There have been three books released in this series so far, and all three have literally made me cheer out loud in public places. They are truly brilliant pieces of literature, and I am checking at least once a week on when the next one will come out.


Devil in the White City

To be honest this book is probably the one that blew my mind the most. I wasn’t cheering or jumping up and down in excitement, but I was definitely hooked. I didn’t think I’d be more interested in the story of an architect more than the story of a serial killer.

What are some books that blew your mind, you know there’s at least a few!
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5 Books I Got For Christmas

Hello again dear readers, and Happy Holidays to everyone celebrating out there. I hope you had fun times with your family, or by yourself. I know my holidays were filled with food, not a lot of sleep, and a lot of laughs.

As a self-proclaimed bibliophile, you can bet I ask for books for the holidays. I didn’t actually receive too many, which is good, but I did receive a couple and some gift cards to buy some…so I thought I would share them with you today.


The Alloy of Law

A Mistborn Novel, and the first book in the second Mistborn series. I am excited to jump further into the world and read more Brandon Sanderson…he is my favourite author at the moment.

The Wizard’s First Rule

I have heard of Terry Goodkind before, but I have never had the chance to read him yet. What better way to get to know an author than by reading the first book in a large series of his?

10 Games to Play in Your Head by Yourself

I AM SO EXCITED TO BE LOST IN MY HEAD PLAYING A BUNCH OF GAMES ON MY OWN. I love finding ways to pass the time, and I hear this book is great at doing this.

The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek

Honestly, I am not sure what to expect from this book, so I am setting my expectations low so I am not disappointed. It’s apparently based off of true stories, so I hope its worth the read.

Fahrenheit 451

A classic if there ever was one. My girlfriend picked this out for me because it was the 60th anniversary edition. I got a poster with 100 books every reader should read in their lifetime and Fahrenheit 451 is in this list

Top 5 Tuesday: DEAR SANTA – I WOULD LIKE THESE 5 BOOKS!

This week’s Top 5 Tuesday comes from the one and only, Bionic Book Worm. This is the last Top 5 Tuesday of the year, and the topic is 5 books that I want to find under the tree.


Mistborn – Wax and Wayne Series

I bought myself the original Misborn Trilogy some time ago, and fell in love after the first book. I’m in the process of finishing the original trilogy, and would love to see a book or two from the second series under my tree.


The Rhythm of War

Though not technically released yet, I have heard that the fourth book in the Stormlight Archive’s series can be pre-ordered for its’ 2020 release. It is probably my favourite series right now, so if Santa didn’t get this for me, you can bet I’ll get it for myself.


10 Games to Play in Your Head by Yourself

I heard about this book through a YouTube channel that I watch, and it sounded like a really interesting concept. It’s supposed to help you pass the time, so I thought it would be perfect for me.


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The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek

Good Mythical Morning is one of my favourite YouTube channels to watch, and the two hosts Rhett and Link wrote a book together, so of course I want to get my hands on it to read it!


Surprise Me!

I have actually received a few books that were given to me that I didn’t ask for, and I have enjoyed them quite a bit. Just because its not on my list, doesn’t mean I won’t like it. Some times a random book will be a terrific find.


What are some of the books you want to find under your tree this Christmas? Let me know in the comments.

Top 5 Tuesday: Surprising Reads of 2019

Hello fellow readers. Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is brought to you by Bionic Book Worm. She’s done a fantastic job of giving Top 5 list topics for two whole years now, so if you guys have any ideas for a new list, send it her way!

This latter half of 2019 has been a slower reading time for me. I haven’t found as much time to sit back and read as I would like, but I have managed to finish a good number of books or stories.


#1 The Snow Queen
I am a fan of short stories, so I wasn’t worried about not enjoying this piece, but I was surprised by how much I liked it. It was a fun, quick, and entertaining piece to read.

#2 Mistborn
I didn’t realize how interested in this book series I would be. It had an interesting premise when I heard about it, but I was hooked by the first few chapters. I can’t wait to dive into books 2 and 3 in 2020.

#3 Fire and Blood
A political book of the Game of Thrones universe. Sounds like it could be interesting, but I wasn’t too sure at first. Turns out, this was one of my favourite books in the Game of Thrones series.

#4 The Devil’s Apprentice
Pleasantly surprised won’t do this book any justice, but that is how I felt when I read this books. I was a bit indifferent at first, but it quickly turned into a book I thoroughly enjoyed.

#5 The Wheel of Time
I am not necessarily surprised by how good each book has been, but instead I am excited about how entertaining the series continues to be, despite it nearing the 10th or so book I am reading.


What books that you read surprised you this year? Let’s talk about them in the comments below.

Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Books on My TBR

The usual Top 10 list that I get ideas from didn’t have a topic I was interested in writing this week, so I found a Top 5 idea from Yolanda at Past Midnight, who got the idea from Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, so thank both of you for the idea.

This weeks list is all about the books on my TBR that I am most excited to read. The TBR list on my blog isn’t the complete list, so expect a few that you wont find on there.

#1 The Road by Cormac McCarthy

I vaguely remember seeing the movie years ago, and I thought it was pretty good, so I thought maybe I would read the book. There’s no real reason this is on my TBR list other than I am excited to get away from the fantasy genre for a little bit.

#2 American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is a great author from my experience, and I have heard that American Gods is a terrific read. Plus, as a Supernatural fan, I am a big lover of the “gods walking among us” idea.

#3 IT by Stephen King

Though technically this is the book I am currently reading, I haven’t gotten too far into it yet, so I am counting it on my TBR list. So far it’s been a great read, and I can’t wait to dive into it further.

#4 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Of course one of the classics is on my list, especially Frankenstein. A few first hand accounts I have heard make me want to read this one as soon as possible.

#5 Top 10 Games You Can Play In Your Head by Yourself by D. F. Lovett, J. Theophrastus Bartholomew, and Sam Gorski

I actually found out about this book through a YouTube channel that I follow, and the idea sounds really interesting. It’s supposed to help your brain function, and I often find myself passing the time with meaningless tasks because I am bored.


Are any of these books on your TBR? If not, what books are you most excited to read? Let me know in the comment section.