5 Things I Hate About Goodreads + GIFs

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No, wait, don’t pounce. I visit that site so often I virtually live there, but some features or groups of people are simply annoying. I normally don’t go around complaining, but I just had to get this off my chest. One of my favourite book bloggers was recently attacked on Twitter for uh… I have no idea why, and she was forced to make the account private. You’d think that reading books would help people make smarter choices, but apparently not. Here are my top five complaints.

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Alternate Book Titles – Harry Potter

With the imminent release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them this week, my recent re-watching of the Harry Potter film series and getting my hands on all the movie soundtracks, this post was just inescapable. I searched far and wide for alternate titles that would have the Marauder’s featured in it and found this one on Reddit based on Sirius (you’ll have to scroll quite a lot). However, it felt sort of incomplete as he’s majorly present only for two books. So, here is my new and improved version featuring them all.

The Marauders 01 – James is in a Mirror

The Marauders 02 – Sirius is STILL in Jail

The Marauders 03 – The Map Never Lies

The Marauders 04 – James Visits a Graveyard

The Marauders 05 – Another One Departs

The Marauders 06 – L + T = Love

The Marauders 07 – And Then There Were None


I hope this tickled your funny bone and hit you right in the feels too. I did warn you in October that my November posts would be short, didn’t I? That’s it for today. Please leave your own variations in the comments section. Any alternate title that you can think of will do, not just Harry Potter (especially if you aren’t a fan – I’m not judging).

Best of The Lord of the Rings: Many Partings

If you have already read the books, you will probably recognise the title of this post. However, I meant to use it only to convey that this shall be the last post of the series and it seemed fitting to borrow an actual chapter title from the book.

Did you celebrate Hobbit Day yesterday by any chance? I just couldn’t find the time to bake the customary lembas and watch the trilogy again, so mine was pretty low-key. This has been rescheduled to Sunday because my college is working on Saturday (I think you can imagine the sad emoji that would accompany this sentence). The only significant thing I did was wear my Arwen necklace replica that I got as a birthday gift this year and gush over a friend’s acquisition of the One Ring (I’m still not sure if that’s a replica; I shall watch for the signs much like Gandalf did and post my observations on Twitter).

I initially thought this post would be about two things: the best relationship and the best villain as a bonus, but then I realised that I had so many things to talk about that I just couldn’t leave it at that. So I’ll be discussing several other favourite moments here. Is your elf-boat (or hobbit feet, if that’s your thing) ready? Then let’s be on our way!

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Best of The Lord of the Rings: OST

I don’t have much time on my hands today and I really couldn’t schedule this post beforehand, so I was looking to write a short post this time around. This gave me a sudden inspiration. Although I’d originally conceived this series to be a book discussion (and fangirl feels outlet), I decided to include the movies as well. After all, why not? The movies introduced me to the books and The Lord of the Rings is the highest Oscar-winning movie series till date. Purists might discard the films as crass commercialization and call it but a shadow of the published works, but the movies did get a lot of things right. The first thing that comes to my mind is the soundtrack.

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Best of The Lord of the Rings: Setting

Forgive me for almost missing the deadline in this one. I’ve been busy these few days, what with tests coming up next week. I hope I somehow manage to put up posts next week. Anyway, let’s worry about that later. Today I shall continue to explore my favourite series, The Lord of the Rings, and talk about the one place I loved more than the others (Don’t worry, this post will be small). Every reader knows that setting is very important to a story, especially in the fantasy genre. This series has extremely complex world-building and not only is it detailed, it is exquisitely beautiful. There were several options to choose from – the white towers of Minas Tirith, the quaint and simple Shire, the dangerous mines of Moria, the dwellings of Elrond in Rivendell… well, you get the picture. [Once again, please note that since this is a book discussion, the post may contain spoilers.]

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