Top Ten Tuesday: Books that should be adapted into television shows

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by ThatArtsyReaderGirl!

Happy Tuesday! Today’s topic is books that should be adapted into shows or movies but honestly, I feel like depending on the book, they should definitely be adapted one way or the other. So I’m going to split this out into two weeks: One for books that should be shows, and one for books that should be movies.

Today’s post, obviously, is shows. Next Tuesday will be movies.

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The Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

This book I feel would make for a very atmospheric series. It follows a young girl whose brothers are turned into swans, and goes into myth and folklore. I feel like this would be a show with a more sedated pace, but it’d be entertaining nonetheless.

The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang

The book has both the plot and the world building to justify a television series. It moves along at the perfect pace for binging.


The Bear and the Nightingale by Kathrine Arden

Again this one’s super atmospheric. I’ve only read the first out of the three so far, but from what I’ve heard it gets pretty crazy.

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

As much as I disliked this book, I think it’d make for a great television show. My main reason for disliking this thing was the writing. I liked the lore and everything set up behind it, so seeing it fleshed out and seeing real people acting in it would probably get me to like it.

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

I’ve read this entire trilogy, and with all the world building and twists and turns, I know it’d make a great television show. There are plenty of places for episode and season cliffhangers. It’d be perfect, I’m tellin ya.

Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft

I feel like this book is just set up for a series. The tower in the book is divided into different levels, and at each stage Senlin is confronted with different situations and characters. Totally breakable into episodes, man.

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

This is a nine book series, and would give a lot of material. This one would also require a huge budget, because dragons and CG and special effects and all that.

But man would it be awesome.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Again I have issues with this book – mainly the main character – but the world is awesome. I’d love to see it explored more fully, and I feel that a series could do that much better than a movie could.

I could see this actually getting picked up if book three ever comes out.

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

This is another long series with a huge world and lots of lore. It also has a huge cast, so it’d provide plenty of different scenes.

It’d also require a large budget, because the magic system is pretty intricate, and a lot of work would have to go into making it look real. But it’d. be. awesome.

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Honestly the entire Elderlings world. Sixteen books. Tons of characters, tons of lore, tons of worldbuilding, tons of plot. Out of all the books on this list, I want this one to happen the most. And honestly I could see it happening within my lifetime. Robin Hobb is becoming more and more affluent with every passing day. It’s only a matter of time, man.

And that’s it! As said, next week will be movies. I have a whole different set of books for that one. If you’ve read any of the above, or feel that they should be movies as opposed to tv series, do let me know, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Happy reading!

Seasonal Favorites aka the best time of the year | #1

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Hello! Today is part one of a three part series I’m going to do. Basically ‘monthly favorites’ but focusing on fall, because, as the title says, it’s the best time of the year. Fight me on it.

So there will be one now, one in November, and one in December. Each will talk about the things I’m currently hooked on, fall-related and otherwise. So if this is the type of thing you think will float your boat, read on, homeslice.


Starbucks’s Pumpkin Cream Cold Brews – I’ve been getting at least one of these a week, sometimes two or three. I’ve basically been getting nothing else from them for the last month or two. They’re so damn good.

Peanut butter banana bread – Made by moi. I had bananas that I forgot to eat and went ‘welp, bread it is’. I found a recipe online, which is here, and it turned out to be the bees knees. I’m definitely going to make this again.

Apricot wheat beer – from the brewery that opened up across the street from me. I won’t say which one because… that’d be doxxing myself, now wouldn’t it. But man, I never knew apricot could flow so seemlessly with beer.

Leinenkugel’s Vanilla Snowdrift Porter – Technically a winter beer, I look forward to this release every year. Man, it’s so gooood.

Wedding Cookie Table Cookies – So I learned a thing recently. Apparently, giant tables full of cookies at weddings isn’t a thing in most places. Where I live, it’s standard. You get married, you have food, you have a cake, and you have a giant eff-off table full of cookies. Like, your entire family makes you cookies for this table when you get hitched. Tiers and tiers of the stuff, enough that you bring take out boxes for all the guests, because they’ll eat 20 each and take 20 home on top of it. The cookie table is the star of the Pittsburgh wedding. The picture above is from the wedding of a friend I went to this past weekend. Hell, I got married two years ago with maybe 40 people, technically wasn’t even a wedding so much as a JP showing up and declaring us married, and we still had a sizeable cookie table.

For example, a quick google:


Personally I think they should be like… a global thing. Cookie tables, people. Make it happen.



Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm – I’ve been hooked on the Civilization series for almost a decade now, and this one – Gathering Storm – is the latest expansion released for Civ VI. To the already super-involved gameplay, it adds natural disasters, global warming, and everything like that. So now, on top of you dealing with all the other civilizations in your world, and competing in scientific discovery, warfare, culture and religion, now you have to deal with polar ice caps melting and tornadoes ripping through your capital. It’s. So. Awesome.


My Hero Academia – Above is the season 1 trailer, but season 4 just started streaming on Crunchyroll two weeks ago and MAN WAS I READY FOR IT. My Hero Academia I think is one of the best anime to come out in a while, and if you haven’t picked it up yet, I really suggest doing so. It’s. Amazing. It follows a young man named Midoriya, living in a super-powered world, where most people have abilities called quirks. Because of this, ‘heroes’ have become a thing in society. Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but unfortunately he’s quirkless. This anime tells the story of how he becomes the greatest hero.

Demon Slayer – this one is a recent find for me. I’m only four or five episodes in so far but I am definitely hooked. It follows a young man named Tanjiro, who lives in a world of humans and demons alike, as he strives to save his sister after his family is slain and his sister turned into a demon. I really, really like this one – the visuals are gorgeous, the music is eerie, and weirdly there’s a bit of humor – it’s just perfect.


Recently I’ve fallen into a uh.. rocky-poppy-indy-ish mood. Usually I’m all heavy metal. Who knows what’s goin on. This is what I’m currently hooked on. Definitely recommend giving them a listen:

  • Tokyo (Vampires and Wolves) by the Wombats
  • Hunter by Ken Ashcorp
  • Can’t Go to Hell by Sin Shake Sin

There are…. a lot more songs I’ve discovered this month, but those stand out as my faves. Give ’em a listen and lemme know what you think!

And that’s it! For the next two posts, if I come up with more categories, I’ll add’em in, but I figured this was a solid start. If you’d tried or like any of the above, lemme know! If my post inspires you to try them, lemme know that too!

Top 5 Wednesday: Series that got worse with each book/season – Blogmas 12/14

Hello! Happy Wednesday! If my wordpress scheduler is working correctly, this will be posted at 10am on Dec 14th (so if that day’s off, my bad yo) and I’ll be floating around in Malaysia!

As I’m writing this, it’s December 4th. Pre-writing, yay!

As always, if you’d like to join in on top five wednesday, here is the group to do so.

5. House

Image result for house tv showThis show is eight seasons long and I got up through about six or so before I quit the thing. I really liked it up ’til then, but there were relationships that changed or developed that I didn’t find very believable and it kinda made me not want to watch anymore. Maybe I’ll go back and rewatch it one of these days. Who knows.


4. The Forest of Hands and Teeth series by Carrie Ryan

The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)This series started out really strong and by the end of it, it just kinda… lacked. It wasn’t bad by any means. But it’s like it popped into the air, and then fizzled out before it should have. I was able to finish it though, which is saying something. If it was actually bad, I would’ve just dropped it.




3. Legend series by Marie Lu

Legend (Legend, #1)This series, as above, started off strong – and then the conditions of the book struck me as ridiculous. The positions held in the military or whatever it was were filled by teenagers. Like, teenagers. Nothing against teenagers, but they’re not gonna be leading forces, dude. And then, and then the main part of the conflict was wrapped up by book 2 and for book three they stuck in a ‘Oh hey! Here’s this thing that you didn’t account for that has nothing to do with the original plot!’. They threw that in in the last five or so pages of the second book. I didn’t even bother picking up the third one. I need to make a ‘series I’ll never finish’ post, goodness.

2. Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1)This series was one of my absolute favorites growing up – the first half of it or so still is. But around book 5 or so, I started getting the ‘Are you sure you wanna take the plot this direction, ARE YOU SURE? ‘ feeling and by book six, I was in denial. I didn’t finish book seven, nor did I bother touching book 8. I think there are only 8. I stopped paying attention, honestly. The first three though are solidly good. Book 4 is decent. 5 is weird. Not gonna admit the rest exist in this world.



1. Lost

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And that’s it! :”D Happy reading!

30 Days of Music: 19,20,21 – Blogmas 12/12

2/3 done with the Music! If you’d like to join in, go for it!

19 – A song you like that isn’t in English

Lucero by Avalanch. His voice, man. Hnnng

20 – A song that makes you change the station

Drain You by Nirvana. Which is weird because generally I like Nirvana. I just, beh, don’t care for this one.

21 – Your favorite TV theme song

The Fringe opening sequence. It does a really good job of setting the mood for the show. Also, if you haven’t watched it, WATCH IT DAMMIT.

Bonus season 1 trailer WATCH IT.

Ta da. :”D


Full List of Prompts:

Day 1: The last song you listened to.
Day 2: Your favorite song of all.
Day 3: Your favorite love song.
Day 4: Your favorite humorous song.
Day 5: Your favorite dark (or macabre) song.
Day 6: A song that’s special to you and someone else.
Day 7: A song you like to listen to on max volume.
Day 8: Your favorite metal song.
Day 9: A song that inspires you.
Day 10: A song that makes you feel better when you’re down.
Day 11: Your favorite instrumental song.
Day 12: A song you’re ashamed to admit you like.
Day 13: A song you like from a genre you don’t.
Day 14: Your favorite song from a musical (or opera.)
Day 15: A song you like to dance to (or makes you want to dance.)
Day 16: A song you like from a hobbyist. (IE, not a signed band/artist.)
Day 17: A song you and your mom/dad both like.
Day 18: Your favorite angry song.
Day 19: A song you like that isn’t in English.
Day 20: A song that makes you change the station.
Day 21: Your favorite TV theme song.
Day 22: A song you like to sing along to.
Day 23: A song from one of your favorite bands
Day 24: Your favorite holiday-themed song.
Day 25: Your favorite song from a game
Day 26: A song that reminds you of your family.
Day 27: A song that reminds you of your friends.
Day 28: A song from a fictional band or artist
Day 29: Your favorite ballad.
Day 30: Your favorite sad song.

June Favorites ’15

New kind of post for me. I’ve seen a few of these posts on various blogs and youtubes, and I decided that I like them. These will be book and not book related things – I want to branch out a bit, I think. This is my way of doing it. I noticed a lot of favorites posts have a bunch of cosmetics and stuff in them. I’m not a make-up person, so that will be minimal on mine. There will be some skin-care stuff, but that’s about it. Oh, and nail polish. There will be that. But mostly, in these posts, you can expect from me things to do with books, movies, music, video games, skin care, nail polish, food, and anything else random I decide is worthy of mentioning. I’ll have the book stuff in its own section so if that’s all you’re interested in reading about, you’ll easily be able to find it all and skip over the rest.

Also, this first favorites post will probably be a lot, lot longer than the future ones. Consider it a back log, I suppose.
Thanks for reading!

Book Stuff

A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)My first current obsession is still Clash of Kings by George RR Martin. Yes, I’m still reading it. Shit’s dense, man. This book I think I’m liking a lot more than the first one, and I rated that one 5 stars, so… needless to say I’m loving this one. I’m already on the look out for obtaining the third book. Want it. Want.The Martian

The other is The Martian by Andy Weir. I’m actually listening to this one on audiobook, and it is fantastic. I looove it. Aside from the humor, my favorite part I feel is the amount of research that Andy Weir put into the book – the chemistry and physics and all of that. He goes into detail about how every little thing works, but it does so in an entertaining and humorous way. So if you haven’t read or listened to this yet, do so.

No. 6: The Manga, Volume 01 (No. 6: The Manga, #1)The other other obsession is No. 6 by Atsuko Asano. This one I would not have picked up at all had it not been lent to my by a friend. It’s a manga about a boy who grows up in a futuristic ‘perfect city’ that in reality is anything but. It’s a story about lies brought to light. I’m two volumes in, I believe it’s nine volumes long. I have 3 and 4 sitting on my shelf waiting to be read, so I’ll be jumping into those pretty quickly. The art for one is beautiful, and the characters I feel are likable even though they’ve only had two volumes so far to develop.

Other Stuff


There are a few foods/drinks/etc I’ve been obsessing over this month. Some of them are gonna be silly. :”D They are:

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Bailey’s Chocolatini Coffee Creamer and Roaster’s Alley Coffee: Kona Blend – particularly these two things together, but they’re also super good when with other coffees/creamers, too.

Pure Main Maple Syrup straight from Maine. A friend went there on vacation and brought me back this stuff. Normally I despise maple syrup – I’m much more of a jelly on pancakes person, but uuugh this stuff is fantastic. I looove it.

Yoohoo Candy Bars – another gift from friendy from Maine. I had no idea these exist and I neeeed to find where I can get more – mine is almost gone. 😦 It’s so delicious. I want more.


This is the section I’m most looking forward to 😀

I play a good bit of video games, but the two I’ve been hooked on this month are Cook, Serve Delicious and Europa Universalis IV. They’re kinda polar opposites as far as complexity gameplay and plot go, but they’re both oodles of fun!

Europa Universalis IV is a strategy simulation game where you create an empire and essentially try to dominate by various means – diplomatic, war, trade, so on. It’s a very, very involved game with a steep learning curve, but it’s so much fun once you’re used to it. If you’re a fan of Sid Meier’s Civilization series, I’d say try this one out too.

Cook, Serve, Delicious is essentially a restaurant game. You’re a chef trying to improve your restaurant through serving better foods, completing catering events, passing safety inspections – this one is a much more casual playing game and can be picked up quickly and easily. It starts you off slow and it gets harder as you progress. My restaurant is currently 2 stars, and I think I’m only a day or so away from earning my third.


I watched two movies in theaters this month and fell in love with one additional one from Netflix. So I’m just gonna link their trailers. You’ll have heard of most of them I’m sure.


The genre I listen to the most is symphonic metal. Do you listen to it? Recommend me some bands! Do you not listen to it? Try it, maybe you’ll like it! These are a couple of the songs I’ve been listening to a lot this month:


There have been four shows I’ve been watching this month. Inuyasha, which has shown up on Netflix for the first time, which is GREAT :D, Orange is the New Black, X-Files in prep for the new season coming out, and Archer. Trailers for all follow:

Aaaand that’s all she wrote! For this month, anyways. Next month’s post will be shorter. Monthly reading wrap-up will be posted within the next couple days or so. Happy reading!