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#Six for Sunday – Characters you think would make brillant friends

28537584_10155075844121581_1653771806_nSunday has finally arrived! It feels like it’s been a long time coming this week but here we are. The prompt for this week from Steph over at “A little but a lot” (who gives the best prompts!) is actually “characters you wouldn’t want to be friends with” which is a really good prompt but I was so excited to do last weeks prompt and then real world things happened and I didn’t get around to it so this week my #Six for Sunday is going to be “Characters you think would make brillant friends“. I did write a list last week but deleted it when I didn’t get it written in time and for the life of me I can’t remember who was on that list so this should be fun right from scratch.

1.Shazad – Rebel of the Sands Trilogy by Alwyn Hamilton
Shazad is totally kick-ass and super smart while still being fun, likeable and fiercely loyal all of which of are awesome qualities. There are no spiteful undertones between her and Amani and they are probably one of, if not my number one female/female friendship in fiction. Shazad and Amani are friendship goals.

2. Samwise Gamgee – Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien
Sam is another ultimate friend. He knows when and how to support you without encouraging any toxicity, if he thinks you’re going crazy because of an evil ring forged in Mount Doom or you’re being tricked by a crazy, emaciated water hobbit he’s going to tell you. Sam represents the honesty of friendship while also being loyal and will quite literally carry you to help you achieve your goal instead of doing it for you and I think that’s pretty damn special.

3. Magnus Bane – The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassie Clare
Magnus has been around a while and you can bet he’s got some interesting stories to tell! I’d like to think we’d enjoy chatting while making all the cocktails we can manage! I feel like he would give great advice and have no problem telling you when you’re being an idiot and I think like he’d definitely help you to embrace your fun side a little more if you’re a bit straight backed like I can be some of the time. He’s a fun, loyal character who fights for his friends and just happens to also have magic too which is always handy!

4. Ari and Janco – Chronicles of Ixia series by Maria V Snyder
I’m pretty sure I couldn’t pick just one and let’s face it they’re kind of a package deal most of the time. Like all the other characters on my list these guys are loyal, they’re an ideal mix of (some) brains and brawn (just don’t tell them, it’ll go to their heads!), they’re funny (especially together) and love a good joke as much as a good spar. While they’ve been friends together for a long ole while they’re not the kind to shut anyone else out and it’s nice to not feel like a third wheel with these two (I’m sure Janco would think of a terrible name for a three wheeled cart…).

5.  Zuzana – Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor
Zuze is a great friend who goes to any lengths to help those she cares about, she’s loyal, feisty and absolutely hilarious. Even at the most serious of moments I can’t imagine Zuzana being unable to bring a smile to even the largest, saddest frown. She may be but little but she be fierce and has more sass than you can shake a Herondale at.

6. Hermione – Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
This seems to be one that I’ve seen almost everyone use for theirs and I wasn’t sure about it being a part of my list. Mainly because through my younger school days I was the annoying brainy/teachers pe/Philosopher’s Stone era Hermione and I don’t think I brought anything special to my friendships but I had the same two/three friends for the whole five years I was in junior school so I must have done something right. I understand it can be difficult to be friends with someone who seems so rigid and fairly different from you, I’m still a stickler for rules and that can make me super annoying but by some miracle I still have friends. Hermione is (like everyone else on my list) fiercely loyal once she found her friend group, determined and passionate as well as being smart.

That’s all from me this week! I hope to have a new review up next week but I’ve been ill again this week (I’m surrounded by a horde of tissues as I type this) so we’ll see what happens! I have got a scheduled post ready to go though so I won’t be disappearing completely again. Don’t forget to tag your posts with the hash tag #SixforSunday and let me know what you wrote for this week! Speak soon.

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#Six for Sunday – Film interpretations of books

It’s that time of week again! I can’t believe how fast this week has gone! Nether the less lets crack on with today’s prompt for #SixforSunday. (Thanks once again to Steph at A little but a lot for providing these prompts). This weeks is…

Film interpretations of books
Weather it’s based on or inspired by, absolute favourites of all time or guilty pleasures these are my top six books brought to the big screen.

  1. Stardust – by Neil Gaiman.
    Now, Neil Gaiman is awesome but for me this is one of those rare occasions where I enjoyed the film more than the book. It may have had something to do with choosing the perfect actor for Tristan Thorne or the fact that the book left out Robert DiNio’s character, the cross dressing pirate Captain Shakespere but although charming the book just didn’t have the same feel for me.
  2. Warm Bodies – By Issac Marion
    Although not my favourite film of all time I do love this book to pieces. The fact that it’s quite a short book helps I think because it meant there wasn’t loads they left out and the things that were added usually worked quite well, most of my favourite lines were kept in and delivered extremely well by the beautiful Nicholas Hault. It was probably a little funnier and action heavy than the book but it worked.
  3. City of Bones – By Cassandra Clare
    I know not everyone is a fan of this (understandably) but I enjoyed the hell out of this film. Mostly because I just loved seeing a book I loved on screen to the point where I managed to block out (most) of the cringe worthy bits and poor casting to appreciate the aesthetic they mostly got right. Also Jamie Campbell Bower NAILED that sass.
  4. Harry Potter – By JK Rowling 
    I know this is probably an obvious one and probably doesn’t need explaining but we tend to watch at least a couple of these at least once or twice a year.
  5. Lord of the Rings – By J.R.R Tolkien. 
    Another obvious one. I read The Hobbit to death as a child but had more trouble getting into Lord of the Rings but five or six years later when I turned 13 we got the Fellowship of the Ring on the big screen and I knew I needed to read these books immediately.
  6. The Perks of being a Wallflower – By Stephen Chobsky
    Probably not an obvious choice for me as I’m a very Fantasy/Science Fiction based reader but I loved this intesnsely simple but deep book and is one of the instances when I watched the film first then knew I needed to read the book. There’s a kind of feeling you experience after reading a book like this and I got that after the film too which I think speaks volumes about it. I also loved that the same letter writing format was still used in the film and that Charlie’s poem is used because I adore it.

Honourable mention to Ready Player One – By Earnest Cline, this book is easily one of my top ten favourite books of all times, full of nerdy references which I’m the perfect age to get, quirky dialogue, a magnificent world and an intriguing story line this is a book I recommend anyone who loved the 80’s/90’s culture, plays video games or dungeons and dragons check this out because it’s a masterpiece. This get’s an honourable mention because the film will be out soon and from the trailers it looks pretty good and I’ll keep my fingers crossed but until I’ve seen it I can’t put it on the list sadly but I didn’t want to leave it out. Also The Princess Bride – by William Goldaman, I had it vying for that last spot but I didn’t overly enjoy the book after having watched the film over and over and knowing it by heart, but I wanted to mention it because it’s one of my favourite films.

I now want to go spend the rest of the day gorging myself on these films so if you need me I’ll be wrapped up on my sofa inside my blanket burrito eating cookies and drinking milk. I’m so very hardcore.

P.S Don’t forget to use the #SixforSunday hashtag on your blog of choice but more importantly (because this is where I’ll look!) on Twitter as inbetween film breaks I’ll totally be checking the hashtag out as will others. Also if  you do this yourself let me know! Leave a link to your own post in the comments for me and I’ll check it out!