Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With For 24 Hours

I've decided to try taking part in a few memes to be more bookish. And this week's topic on Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke And The Bookish is a great one! I love following character's grow from start to finish, even better if they are part of a long series and thus have ever-expanding character traits. I love learning about the people they become and how they evolve according to the other book elements. There are loads of great characters out there and since the topic doesn't mention anything about gender, my list will comprise of both, but may not be equally divided.

Top Ten Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With For 24 Hours

In random order, of course.

1. Roarke, In Death Series by J. D. Robb

Oh gosh, I only recently got on the Roarke train but I want to stay on it for as long as possible! I'd want to be him, know his incredible mind, be the head of his HUGE company, live AND own both his house AND Sommerset (muahahaha...), and just look at myself in the mirror for what... the 8 remaining hours? Lol....he's too gorgeous for words. Can you really blame me? Truly?

2. Eve Dallas, In Death Series by J. D. Robb

My reasoning for wanting to be Dallas is simple. She is married to THE Roarke! I think that speaks for itself if only for the nightly extra-activities if you know what I mean! Well that and the fact that she kicks *ss and gets to boss her way around the office. Very cool!

3. Matthew Farrell, Paradise by Judith McNaught

Matthew was my first love before Roarke came along. In my eyes, he is still perfect. Intelligent, business-savvy, a hunk with women throwing themselves at him. But with the greatest heart once you manage to get through the shield. Oh, and he has a company that rivals Roarke's. See the connection?

4. Jameson Rook, Nikki Heat Series by Richard Castle

I'd have picked Richard Castle, if only he had been in a book, but since I can't, I picked the next best thing. Rook, who resembles him so much I often get the two wrong. He's got a great investigative mind and he's funny and he's a Castle character! Gosh, that alone is fun!

5. Meredith Bancroft, Paradise by Judith McNaught

Heroine of Paradise alongside Matthew. She has a sort of great life. Almost everything she wants except for an overprotective (and crazed, if you ask me) father. She is so misunderstood you feel bad for her but I'd love to be in her shoes for more than a day! She manages a departmental store! Something most females dream about, getting to shop in your own store. 

6. Elizabeth Bennett, Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

One of the most classic characters and one of my all-time faves. What's there not to love about Elizabeth. She gets Mr. Darcy for goodness sake! And she loves reading too! Plus plus!! I love a well-read heroine!

7. Sookie Stackhouse, Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris

Okay, I picked this character mostly due to the fact that she gets really hot guys. Yes, I am terrible and I know it. But she's a fairy too so that's cool as well and she has powers so she's not all hopeless. Would be cool to be in Bon Temp for a day or two.

8. Jennifer Merrick, A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught 

I'd love to experience life during the olden ages, the time when castle were besieged and you hunted for your food. Some people anyway. Well Jennifer, a Scottish nun-in-training, got kidnapped (cool if it ends well) and fell for her hero, a great warrior who besieged loads of castles and made one his own. Sounds terrible but after you read the book, you'll understand what I mean.

9. Amy, Across The Universe Series by Beth Revis

Always wanted to experience being on a spaceship and finding a new planet. I think I rewatched Titan A.E. way too many times but it's about the same, finding a new planet. I don't like the part where she's being hunted by all the others on the ship and made an outcast but looking for clues on a spaceship is interesting to me.

10. Harry Potter, Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

How could I not mention one of the Harry Potter characters right? Well, besides being a wizard, he has that great invisibility cloak and the cool map and Hedwig and all. Really rad if you ask me!

I actually found making this meme pretty difficult believe it or not. I think it's somewhat because I love reading series and my TBR list is REALLY long and has loads of the newer books with great storylines and characters in it. Darn! Anyway, I hope you liked and recognized a few, or most, of my characters.

Do you like the same ones or do you disagree with some on my list? Do feel free to share who you think should be on it! Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Random Thoughts: June RAK Wrap-Up & July RAK Sign-Up

 RAK is a lovely monthly gathering where you can choose to send someone a book or even some handmade goodies! This great event is hosted by the wonderful gals over at Book Soulmates. 

In June, I managed to send one RAK out to:
This is the first time I am sending a RAK from my own shelf so this was really cool as I got to give a book of mine another good home!

Didn't get anything in June but it's okay.
Now, onto JULY! The rules remain the same, the only thing that changes is the person(s) you decide to bestow RAKs to!

But before you jump in, do read the rules first! And remember, this is about giving as much as receiving!

Here's my Wishlist if you'd like to share the book love with me! THANKS.
Please read carefully & follow all rules!  Thank you!

  • Please sign-up each month that you can participate (and by participate, we mean give as well as receive).
  • Show off your participation by grabbing our RAK button (code is in the right sidebar).
  • Create a wish list (on Amazon, Goodreads, or your blog, etc) and post it in the Google Doc located in each R.A.K post for the month.
  • If you choose to do a R.A.K for someone, check out their wish list and contact that blogger directly for their information.
  • Once you receive a RAK, send an email to [rakbybooksoulmates @ gmail . com] so that they can update the Google Doc. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SEND EMAILS TO THIS ADDRESS!
  • E-book participation is limited to files being gifted directly to a person from the e-book store. Amazon's Kindle Store is set up to allow this, as well as the Kobo store and we believe Barnes & Noble with Nook as well.
  • At the end of the month, SHOW US YOUR R.A.K by making a "RAK Wrap-Up" post.  This post should include who you SENT gifts to as well who you RECEIVED gifts from :)
OPEN TO EVERYONE including all our International brethren!
Remember, there's always the Book Depository and they offer FREE shipping!

Easy peezy!!

Links you will need:
  • Sign up for July [HERE]
  • See who else is participating [HERE]
  • If you have any questions regarding RAK, please contact them via the following: rakbybooksoulmates @ gmail . com
1. When talking about RAK on Twitter, please use the hastag (#RAK). It makes it much easier to keep track of the conversations, answer questions and/or tweet back! =)
2. When submitting your wish list, please make sure that it is set to PUBLIC viewing. Some people have run into trouble with wish lists that were set to private. We want to be sure that no one is left out of getting great RAKs.
3. Some of you seem to have gotten frustrated because you can't get your links to appear active. This is a very easy fix :) Just make sure that when you enter your link, do NOT hit the Enter key. Instead, hit the TAB key which will send you to the next field on the form. Additional spaces entered after the link will leave the link inactive. However, if this does happen to worries, we'll fix it for you :)