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Top Ten: Men We Wouldn’t Have Taken Back (books)

We all have these guys. While reading a book you can’t help but shake your head at the heroine who takes these dirtballs back. The men I am about to list come from only books while the ones from movies will have their own list. Don’t worry I will be making a list for women as well. Some of these men even come from books that I have rated highly but that doesn’t mean that the guy isn’t a total d-bag.

As I will be taking about why these guys are like this, I will be giving away plot points whether they are major or small. Soo…

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10. Brently King, King by T.M. Frazier.

While I do love this book, I wouldn’t have taken King back. Doe walks in on King getting head from another woman after they have a connection moment. Doe storms to the dock where Bear gives her a way out from King. King then comes to find both together just about to kiss. King pulls a gun on Bear telling his best friend that he would shoot him if he touches “his girl”. As Doe tries to run away King catches her. They have an argument which then turns into hot, angry, claiming sex. I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t have forgiven ol’ Brently so quickly. (I’m trying to figure out if I’m spelling his name right.) Let’s not forget the fact this is the guy holding Doe for a debt that her hooker friend’s mistake.

9. Andrew, Reasonable Doubt series by Whitney G.

Andrew is a full blown asshole. He treats Aubrey like shit at first. Aubrey makes him work back for it. But still this man would have made my shit list if he did this to me.

8. Kona, Thin Love by Eden Butler

Kona has a huge temper. I thought his and Kiera’s relationship was rather toxic. Even after years past and he didn’t want anything to do with her until he sees his son, he still gets doubts in his mind out Kiera and his twin brother which never happened. Oh and there  was the issue with steroids.

 7. Jared, Bully by Penelope Douglas

After one summer with his dad, Jared comes back and ends up being a complete ass to Tate. Though she didn’t do anything wrong, Jared still treats her horribly.  When their senior year comes around they start to give in to their attraction. I’m sorry but if my best friend came back and was a huge ass to me for four years, he wouldn’t even be a blip on my relationship radar.

6. Dominic, Dominic by L.A. Casey

Dominic and Bronagh’s relationship reminds me a lot like Kona and Kiera’s. These two are really immature, but Dominic tends to be to cocky and at times treats Bronagh as his personal toy.

5. Caulter, Prick by Sabrina Paige

Well it is in the title. Caulter treats his heroine like a sex toy. He’s arrogant and self centered. There really isn’t much to say about him. To me there wasn’t much to his character.

4. Lucas aka “Bo”, Complicate Me by M. Robinson

Pretty much through this whole book, Lucas puts Alex on the back burner and sleeps with almost every girl in town because their friends and family keep getting in the way. Reason why Lucas is up high on this list is because even though he said he loves Alex, he decided to let everyone from the outside control their relationship instead of being a man and saying there is no other girl for me but Alex. Did he do that? No.

3.. Alejandro Martinez, El Diablo by M. Robinson

Martinez is known as El Diablo. What he really should be known as is El Estúpido. Martinez treats Lexi horrible and yet she still wants him. After everything he puts her through, no way would I take him back.

2.. Reed Royal, Paper Princess

So far Reed is one of my top Assholes. He treats our heroine like total garbage because of where she came from. He’s pretty much the spoiled rich boy that everyone tends to hate. Not to mention when he gets into a relationship with Ella he then sleeps with his dad’s ex which Ella walks in on. Reed is the typical arrogant jerk who only cares about himself.

1. Hunter, Wanderlust by Skye Warren

This guy takes the cake. Hunter kidnaps Evie. Holds her against her will. Rapes her repeatedly. When she can finally escapes, he finds her again. Hunter takes her to the police station where he has a written confession, but instead of turning him in, Evie forgives Hunter and ends up marrying him.

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Who is your number one guy you wouldn’t take back?

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Top Ten:Daily Quote? Here are some of my favorites.

Hey everyone! How is you 2017 going so far? Can you believe we are half way through March? Where is the time going?

Anyway I was thinking this morning, while I went over my daily routine, that I love quotes. Love them! I have an app on my phone that sends me daily quotes and I also get an email from Goodreads of the day’s daily quote. Not to mention that I love looking through books for amazing quotes.

Here are my top ten favorite from all over. Some are from books while others are from people or my daily quote app.

10. “You are your own problem, but you are also your solution.”-John Burk

I follow a guy on instagram and snapchat named John Burk. He is an Army veteran who owns his own clothing company and is in the fitness world with Integrity Driven. He is an awesome guy and one of his quotes the other day will not get out of my head. He was saying to the people who think the world is their biggest problem and that it’s the reason life is shity, “You are you own problem, but you are also your solution.” Makes perfect sense. Only we can control were we want are life to go. We may hit bumpy roads but we must learn from those bumps and help it grow us into a stronger person.

9. “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” William Faulkner

I really do love quotes like these. I am a very firm believer in leaving the past in the past and focus on the present. Sometimes holding on to the past is very unhealthy. Other times it is the reason why you are in a rut. Just let go. Now letting go does not mean forget. It means that the past won’t way you down anymore.

8.”I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be” Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

I like this one because it is a way of saying “Shit happens and Life has it’s own agenda.” Many events happen in our lives that we don’t plan out or want to happen but sometimes we need these events to happen to help us become stronger person. A better us.

7. “When I was a kid, I learned the hard way how expensive the truth was. Sometimes it cost you people in your life. Sometimes it cost you things in your life. And in this life, most people were too cheap to pay the price for something as valuable as honesty.” Mariana Zapata, The Wall of Winnipeg and Me.

This is one of my favorite quotes of all time. Most people say that they are an honest person, which I don’t think is true. We don’t tell people how we really feel about them. I think it’s better to tell the truth which is why I don’t have a lot of friends because I tend to just let my mouth talk before thinking of a nice way to say something. I have learned to just keep my mouth shut because sometimes my advice is a bit cruel and sometimes when I say something to simply say it, people take it as an insult when really I’m only stating an opinion.

6. “People make the rules of society, not God.” V. C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic

I’m just going to leave this one here.

5.”Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

It’s better to face things now than to bottle it up and let it fester.

4. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default.” J.K. Rowling

We have to make mistakes in order to grow and move on with life. The biggest failure in life is never risking something because you’re to afraid. So you failed at something. Big deal. You found out what didn’t work now go and figure out what can. You just helped yourself eliminate one possibility. That brings you that much closer to success.

3. “Don’t think or judge, just listen.” Sarah Dessen, Just listen

I found out the hard way that I shouldn’t judge. The few friends now are the ones I use to judge and think they were either mean girls because they looked a certain way or was a loser because my so called “friends” didn’t like this person. I let other people control the way I looked at something or someone. Now I make my own decisions. Sometimes it’s better to just take a step back and look at the big picture.

2.”It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” Andre Gide, Autumn Leaves

Just like the last quote, just be yourself. It’s better to be true to yourself no matter what people think. There are two sayings that I grew up on. 1. It’s better to have four quarters than a 100 pennies. 2. Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

1.”The right kind of love is supposed to bring out the best in people. It adds to your life, fills in all those gaps you didn’t realize where there.” Cambria Herbert, #Rev

Find the person who brings light in your life. If you don’t life will be negative. Relationships can turn unhealthy. It’s better to live alone than to be with someone who makes you hate yourself.

 

If you know any inspiring quotes or your favorite quotes feel free to leave them in the comments.

Have a great rest of the week. Don’t get to wild on Saint Patrick’s day. Remember to always have a DD or if you don’t drink offer to be someone’s DD and help save lives.

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Top Ten: YA Fantasy

Right now I have been in the biggest mood for YA Fantasy. Last year I mostly read New Adult and Erotica. I’m a little burnt out on those genres. So this month I am reading YA Fantasy. I was thinking that it would be a good time to count down my top ten YA fantasy. (Note: I haven’t read a lot of YA Fantasy in a while and some that are popular right now I have yet to read.)

10. A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

Granted I did stop reading this on book 8 I did get to book 8. I stopped reading this because the series seemed to go on forever with over 20+ books that seemed to have almost the same plot over and over just different scenes and a bit of twist on the ending. Granted even though this happens it was still pretty catchy.

9.Precious Stone Trilogy by Kerstin Gier

This was a compelling trilogy. It kept me hooked till the very end. The story was very original. I’m not one for time travel but this one was worth it.

8. Pulse by Kailin Gow

Still currently reading, a vampire Octavious has found his love of life but she has the magic to cure him. Unfortunately he is not the only one who knows this and he has to make a choice to stay away and be a vampire to protect her. It’s adorable in it’s own unique way.

7.Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith

When I was younger I had a love for vampires that grew to this day. Most of my books were vampire books. This series being one of them. (Also due for a reread of these.)

6. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

I am a sucker for fallen angels. This was the book series that got me on the path of such angels and demons. Along with the Fallen series.

5.The Unearthly series by Laura Thalassa

What’s worse then finding out your a siren from a complete stranger?? Finding out that you’re the devil’s destined mate. This series was gripping. Loved it. Might reread sometime soon as well.

4.Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schrieber

I started reading this series when I was in junior high. I loved it. Raven was my all time favorite heroine because I was a lot like her. Still one of my favorites.

3. The Captive series by Erica Stevens

A great story of Vampires ruling the world and humans as their slaves. Not all though are slaves, some are rebels who want to end the vampires one and all.

2. The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine

My favorite vampire series to date. I love Claire and Shane. Another series I need to reread.

1.Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

My all time favorite is Harry Potter. I always feel at home when I pick this up.

 

These are my top ten. But they might change as time goes on.

What is you favorite YA Fantasy?

 

 

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Top 10 Books I Want to Read in 2017

Well it is a new year. I have put aside 10 books that I want to read throughout the year. I already have had these books on my TBR list for awhile or they are coming out this year and I want to read them.

10. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews

I am actually reading this one right now. I have been told on countless occasions I need to read this series. Well for those of you who have recommended this to me, you can now sleep in peace knowing I finally took your advice.

9. Dracula by Bram Stroker

This has been on my list for way to long. I got it for Christmas two years ago (wow that is weird only two days ago it was a year.) I haven’t picked it up but I am going to this year.

8. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Same goes for this one as Dracula. These two books need to get read.

7.The Handmaid’s Tale by Margret Atwood

Like Flowers in the Attic I have been told I need to read this one. Well I have it and will start currently reading it soon. I really don’t know how I will feel after this but it is worth a shot.

6.Hoax by C.L. Stone

This is the new book in the series of The Scarab Beetle. I got it last year but I am needing to go back and reread the other books before I can start this one. I am also hoping by the time I do get to this one the next one will be out already.

5. The Hero by Donna Grant

I had bought this with Christmas money. I saw it and thought yeah I want to read. I am hoping to get to this in the near future. I am shooting for February.

4. Last Call by Michelle G Miller

Another book that has been on my TBR list that I have and just haven’t picked up. Seriously need to clean out so many books.

3. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

Again another book that has been on the list for a while. Only I don’t have this book. I am still trying to find it but every time I go to the library I get distracted. I will find this and read it.

2. Everything for Her by Alexa Riley.

This came out right after Christmas. This will be Alexa’s first full length novel. I bought it and can’t wait to get into it. Unfortunately I have a few more books to read before I can get to this gem.

1. Black and Green by C.L. Stone

I have been waiting for this book for awhile. The publish date has changed twice now. I am needing this book. I just finished the Ghost Bird series again and I need this one!!! The cliffhanger at the last one kills me. I need to know!!!

 

What book are you dying to get to this year?

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Top Ten Cars I Would Love to Drive from Movies and Books.

We all watch movies and think I want to drive that car. Same goes for books. For me I’m always looking at the cars plus if it comes with a hot actor, the car gets even better. If I could rent any car from Turo (if you need a rental, check them out) theses would be my top ten.

10. 1970 Pontiac GTO from The Faculty

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For those of you who are horror fanatics, you have seen The Faculty and most importantly Zeke (Josh Hartnett) and his sexy as ever GTO.

9. 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo from Fast and Furious 3

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If you are seeing a pattern for muscle cars, that’s because they are my weakness. Even though Sean’s (Lucas Black) car looks like a clunker, really it is a beauty. Sadly it has to be next to that ugly little red convertible.

8. Rolls Royce from Iron Man

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If I had to have a, as I call them, “rich person’s” car, it would be the Rolls Royce. I mean look at the beauty.

7. &6. Both mustangs from the book series #GearShark

I am drooling right now. I wouldn’t mind having either of Drew or Trent’s mustang even though I’m not a big Ford fan.

5. & 4 ’64 Buick Rivera & ’69 Dodge Charger R/T from Drive Angry

Even though this movie is extremely weird, I love the cars in it. So sexy!!! Especially that Charger.

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3. Dodge Charger from The Fast and The Furious

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Yes another charger. What can I say they are the car I love from Dodge. I’m not a big fan of the Fast and Furious movies, but damn they do know their cars.

2. Chevrolet Camaro from 2 Fast and 2 Furious

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Yes I would choose the Camaro before the skyline. It is way better looking.

1. ’77 Pontiac Firebird from Smokey and the Banditt

I had an ex who loved this movie. I can’t blame him. The car is Oh My Goodness!!!! I choose this as my #1 because it is one of the first cars I wanted to drive. It hasn’t changed at all.

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What are your top cars from movies or books that you want to drive?

 

 

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Top Ten Major Endings

Everyone has had these! Cliffhangers. Endings that made us think ‘It can’t end like this!’ This list is my very own major cliffhangers/ endings that made me want to scream, kick, cry, and throw my book across the room.

10. King by T.M. Frazier

This is the first installment of the King series. The way it ended left me shocked. I wanted to throw something. Luckily I found King when the first four books were out and I could get the next one in a hurry.

9. Forsaken by Laura Thalassa

Boy did I cry at the end of this one. My heart just couldn’t take it.

8. The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias

I am hoping there is another book after this one. This left on a cliffhanger. If there is another book I need it like yesterday.

7. Paper Princess by Erin Watt

The way this ended made me so mad. I wanted to jump through the book and slap the shit out of someone.

6. Broken Promise by Jen Wylie

Yeah I’m still waiting on the next one which hasn’t even come out yet and it’s been two years. Wylie ended it with Aro and Kai… I need this next book dagnabit.

5. First Kiss by C.L. Stone

With Sang’s dad calling and wanting his daughter, I was on the edge of my seat. To bad it was the end of the book and the next one is suppose to be out this December.

4. Project: Killer by J.L. Beck

When I read what had happen the the heroine and what her secret was I was dying to get to the next book.

3. Life’s Blood by Kailin Gow

The ending with this had my heart ripped to shreds. I wanted her to be with him be he can’t be with her because of a-hole.

2.Accessory by C.L. Stone

Kayli and Blake were knocked off the boat by someone we don’t know. The rest of the team is still on the boat.

1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Okay who didn’t cry at the end of this one. I mean really. This was the saddest ending in all of the Harry Potters. The next book has the most sad moments but doesn’t end sad unlike this one.

 

What is the book that comes to your mind when you think about it’s ending?

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Top Ten Musicals to Go See

I love musicals. I really do. I can’t read them but I do love to watch them. These are next ten are from my personal collection.

10. Wicked

The story of the Wicked Witch of the West.

9. Repo! The Genetic Opera.

Who loves rock operas? This is a post apocalyptic story about a girl who wants to see the world but she has a blood condition and an overprotective dad.

8. The Phantom of the Opera

I love this opera. I have several versions of if on dvd.

7. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Helen Bonham Carter, musical, gore. Sweeney Todd is wanting justice against one judge who banished him from London.

6. Les Miserables

A man who has been on the run from the french police decides to take in a worker’s daughter.

5. The Wizard of Oz

Follow Dorothy as she tries to get out of Oz and back to Kansas.

4. The Sound of Music

Maria, a nun, is to become a governess for the von Trapp family.

3. Grease

Follow Danny and Sandy at Rydell High School.

2. Hairspray

Tracy Turnblad is a pleasantly plum girl who wants to be on the most hip show in town.

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas

One of my all time favorites from when I was a kid. Jack Skellington is bored with the same old routine, then he finds out what is behind the door shaped like a Christmas tree.

Now I haven’t seen all of the great musicals that are out there. This list may change in the future. Do you have a favorite that you think should be on this list?

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Top 10 Plays to Read/Watch at Least Once

Last week I wrote the top ten books to read at least once in your life. Now I am doing the top ten plays to read or see at least once. Now these are plays that I have read, seen, or participated in. They are also from my personally collection. This does include musicals.

10. The Diary of Anne Frank (the Play)

In junior high, we were taken over to go see the high school preform the play of The Diary of Anne Frank. My high school did a wonderful job and if you don’t like to read and would rather watch then this is a play for it.

9. Brigadoon by Alan Jay Lerner

My senior year I was dating a guy who happened to be in this play. A wonderful Scottish tale about a town who wakes up every 100 years. No one can travel out of the town if they live there for then they will never wake up again.

8. Othello by William Shakespeare

Othello is about a man and woman who elope and ends with jealous and murder. I have read and seen this and it was amazing.

7. The Crucible by Arthur Miller

A play about the witch trials that went on in Salem. One of the darkest stains that has happened on US soil before it was the US. I read this senior year, had to act out a few parts and even watched the movie that stars Winona Ryder.

6. Macbeth by William Shakespeare

One of my absolute favorite plays by Shakespeare. One of the best tragedies.

5. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

To be or not to be.

4. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

As much as I don’t like this play, it is still a play to read once.

3. Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

Another play I read in high school. Very amazing. One of the few plays besides Macbeth that sticks with me today.

2. Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

My favorite play by Shakespeare. I love Puck.

1. Calamity Jane by Charles Freeman

This is my aunt’s favorite play. Another one that I don’t like but definitely one to watch/read.

 

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Top Ten Books Everyone Should Read

Everyone has a list like this. One list of books they think everyone should read at least once. I have been thinking about making a list like this for a while but didn’t know what books to put on it. So I compiled a huge list with all the books I had loved or has stayed with me.

890.jpg10. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

A story about two men who are looking for work and find some in California. George and Lennie are wanting to own land of their own. They come to a bit of a snag when Lennie doesn’t know his own strength.

4671.jpg9. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Narrated by Nick Carraway, we are led through the lives of Jay Gatsby, who has wild parties and his green light, Daisy Buchanan, who loves the lavish lifestyle. The story is told when the roaring 20s were underway.

2657.jpg8. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Who hasn’t heard of little Scout? This is one of my favorites from high school. So glad we had to read it at school. A wonderful story that deals with children. We get a take on innocence, cruelty, racism, and the out look of the world through the eyes of a small child.

231804.jpg7. The Outsiders by S.E. Hilton

Follow a young greaser named Ponyboy through his journey of events that will change his outlook of how the greasers and the socs live. Another favorite from school I had to read.

48855.jpg6. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Even if you aren’t a history nut like me, this is still a good book to read at least once. Anne Frank is one of the biggest voices if not the biggest, of the Holocaust. The book is really Anne’s diary of when she was in hiding from the Nazis.

22628.jpg5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

One of my favorite coming of age stories. Charlie is a socially awkward freshman trying to navigate through life.

3238153.jpg4. North of Beautiful by Justina Chen

Another coming of age novel that I love. Terra is a girl who is not hard to notice. Tall, blonde, oh and she has a port wine stain on her face. Terra who is very self concious of her mark tries to cover up all the time. When she meets Jacob, a goth handsome boy, she starts to look differently on life.

 

 

 

200811131411282L3. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Of course I was going to put this on here. Even if you think you won’t like Harry Potter, open your mind and try it once. Most of my favorite quotes are out of these books. Rowling’s writing is amazing. Even as I reread the series I end up finding things that I didn’t notice before.

10592.jpg2. Carrie by Stephen King

A story of a girl who is an outcast and the horrible prank that was pulled at on prom. I actually like the book better than the movies. The book goes into Carries childhood as well as during what led up to the prom.

29225318.jpg1. The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias

This book still haunts me to this day. I still have dreams or find myself think about it. A thriller in which has given me nightmares.