Making Up For Monday: Favorite Villain-esque Character

Making Up For Monday is a weekly meme hosted by An Avid Reader. The aim is to write a weekly post based on the given question.

This Week’s Question: What is your favorite villain-esque character and why?

There are so many great villain characters out there right now and I’m so confused of who is my favorite. As for fairy tale-wise I’m really sure I would choose Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, but for the modern one, I guess The Darkling is my favorite so far because he was so mysterious and intriguing. He is also my favorite character in the first two books.

So. who is your favorite villain? 

Making Up for Monday: One Book for a Long Trip

Making Up For Monday is a weekly meme hosted by An Avid Reader. The aim is to write a weekly post based on the given question.

This Week’s Question: If you could only take ONE book with you on a long, long trip, what would it be?

I would really like to answer this with a simple answer by saying I would bring my e-reader with me that has so many e-books inside, but let’s just twist my mind a little more.

In the last two months I have traveled a lot and I learned that I tend to read a book real slow while I’m on it, probably around one chapter in two days or more. I did want to read the books I brought, but I’m not the locking-myself-in-a-hotel-room traveler type and I really hate not to make use my time sightseeing or exploring places. I would rather walk by myself and get lost in the city than having to sit all day watching the view from the window. So, if I could only take one book with me I would take:

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

I have read half the books right now and I think this book will be a good book for me while traveling because this book is very detailed and at certain times felt slow but also very intriguing. The best part it’s really huge that I could take my time and finish it without worrying I would ran out of reading material in that long trip, but it would also took some space in my backpack/suitcase. Well, that’s what mass market editions are for.

So, what book do you want to bring in a long long trip? Only one, my friend and no e-reader answers! XD

Making Up For Monday: Hating a Book Someone Recommended

Making Up For Monday is a weekly meme hosted by An Avid Reader. The aim is to write a weekly post based on the given question.

This Week’s Question: What do yo do if someone you love recommends a book and you end up hating it?

First of all, this had happened to me when my not-sort-of-a-reader friend (that once in a while stumbles on a certain book and fangirling all over the place) came to me saying “you must totally read this, you’ll love it because it was bla bla bla. And then he/she gave it for me to borrow, and everyday texting, asking have I read it or not. So after a few days I picked that book and read it. And what I found is something boring and similar to what I’ve read before or something I’m not really into.

The other scenario, was from my friend who loves a certain genre that I don’t particularly read. “I know you will say you don’t read this kind of book, but I promise you this time you will agree with me” he/she will say. “You will regret not reading this” he/she will add and I will end up guilty not taking the book (because I’ve been that person before, fangirling all over the place telling people to read certain books). But in the end I realized I hated it or I can’t finish it.

Thank God, most people who recommends books to me are people that I’m really honest to, especially about personal preference in reading specific books. I will try my best reading that book from that person point of view more than a book that I found myself. But in the end if the book was just so hard to get through, I will tell them the truth which part I hated the most and stuff. I often (on purpose) made a fun debate with my friend if we were so not on the same pages.(That’s just how annoying I am haha) XD

In another case, if I respected that “someone” so much that I don’t like to make him/her feel bad recommending book I ended up hated, I will politely say “It wasn’t exactly my genre anyway, so. .” or “I was having quite a slump back there, maybe that’s why”. 

Overall, I tried my best to stay true to what I honestly feel about a book. And even though I have those lame excuses, at least I didn’t lie to myself saying I liked something I didn’t.

Have this ever happened to you? What did you do about it?