Top 5 Wednesday #8 : Favorite Videos/Posts

The Top 5 Wednesday Weekly Meme/Tag was created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and is now moderated by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). To learn more about this tag and how to participate check out the group on Goodreads here.

This weeks topic is Favorite Videos/Posts Of Mine 

I really love this topic as it let me go back and revisit my YouTube channel which I haven’t down much with in the last 2 years. I’m thinking about getting back in the swing of it by taking part in this years BooktubeAThon! So, if you are interested in this particular readathon coming up next month subscribe to my channel and it might help give me the push to get back to making videos!

Now for my Top 5 Wednesday!

I’m starting this off with my first ever video I posted on my WhimsicalNarratives channel!

This or That Book TAG and Introduction

I filmed this video sitting on my bed with my laptop and looking back on the quality and sounds yes it was pretty poor but I  think for my first booktube video the content I created was pretty good. I remember being super proud of putting this video up!


Anime Weekend Atlanta 2014 | Thursday

This video was the second convention I have ever vlogged at. I’m sharing this one because there is on quote from my friend in this vlog that still makes us laugh till this day! It has to do with Hunger Games…if you find it let me know in the comments…it is so bad!!! And yes the thumbnail is an ear of corn.


Booktube-A-Thon | Day 2 (2014)

This was the first time I really and truly participated in a readathon. I thought I would share one of my updates and  favorite challenges from Booktube-A-Thon 2014!! ūüėÄ

Time to spread a little holiday cheer in June with my next video!

Fifteen Festive Favorites

I filmed this video for Vlogmas in 2014 and it was a tag originally created by Tom Fletcher for I believe a christmasy Dear Carrie / Dear Gi video!

and finally the last video I’m going to share is…

My book review of The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

I haven’t posted a book review on this blog yet so I’ve decided to share this video with all of you.

I hope you enjoy this look back at my previous videos on my YouTube channel and thank you for reading this weeks post. I will write to you all again soon and maybe even have some new content on my YouTube channel in the next couple months!



Top 5 Wednesday #7 – Literary Father and Father Figures

The Top 5 Wednesday Weekly Meme/Tag was created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and is now moderated by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). To learn more about this tag and how to participate check out the group on Goodreads here.

This weeks topic is Literary Father or Father Figures

Why was it so hard to think up literary father and father figures? I did get a few right from the start that I absolutely love. The others took some brainstorming and a long stare at my bookshelf.

The following list of people are parts of a whole. They add up to what I think a father or father figure is supposed to be. Fathers are supportive. They help protect you. They are there to help you. They let you make mistakes and help you learn from them. They are there to give you advice and to listen. They are there to watch you grow and help to nurture you. Though, their main purpose may truly be there to squash a cockroach at 1AM, after you scream bloody murder in your bedroom (TRUE STORY). So, before I move on to my list of fathers, father figures and dads who fit any of the above reasons I need to say something to the one guy I know for sure fits the criteria! My dad!



Now to my list of Literary Fathers:

Arthur Weasley – Harry Potter series


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Nathan and Andy РLola and the Boy Next Door 


Remus Lupin – Harry Potter series


Hagrid – Harry Potter series


Have to put an Honorable Mention here to Sirius Black. I think that those mentioned above were more of a father figure to Harry so they got the nod first but if I could have a Top 6 I would add Sirius.

Do you agree or disagree? Who were some of the fathers on your list? Let me know in the comments! Thank you so much for reading and I will write again soon!





Top 5 Wednesday #6 – Character Names


The Top 5 Wednesday Weekly Meme/Tag was created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and is now moderated by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). To learn more about this tag and how to participate check out the group on Goodreads here.

This weeks topic is Character Names

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There is something about Irish names that just sounds absolutely beautiful to me. I also love that a good portion of the time they sound completely different then how they look. I always find them fun and intriguing. The name Eilis just sounds beautiful.

√ątienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Let’s all be real with ourselves. We all fell in love with the name before the boy on this one. It matches the character perfectly with his characterization of where he is from and his relations. The name just sounds all kinds of lovely!

The Name of the Star USAlistair Gilliam from Shades of London by Maureen Johnson

The name Alistair Gilliam couldn’t be more perfect for the book reading, poetry loving, and The Smiths listening ghost of the library. Alistair is a ghost that has been on his own for so long that he is used to it and it doesn’t seem to bother him. Though, I do get some brooding undertones from him, which make me love him even more. The name just seems to fit his character perfectly.

Xenophilius Lovegood from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

A quirky name for a very quirky guy. Xeno means relating to foreigners or different in origin. I think this name definitely speaks to the Lovegood household as Xenophilius along with Luna, look at the world through a very different lens than the other characters and are very original and foreign in their thinking. Bonus: His name is just really fun to say.

Members of The Black Dagger Brotherhood  from The Black Dagger Brotherhood17703290

I’m lumping all these name into this one group. Tohrment, Phury, Zsadist, The Destroyher(Butch), Vishous, and Rhage. ¬†I love how J.R. Ward changes the spellings to create a unique quality to the Brotherhood. It gives it a much more ancient feel, which as the names are sometimes passed down makes sense. Also, I feel like the spellings give more of a punch to the fact that they are warriors, though the names themselves do a good job of that.




Top 5 Wednesday #5: Book Theme Songs

The Top 5 Wednesday Weekly Meme/Tag was created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and is now moderated by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). To learn more about this tag and how to participate check out the group on Goodreads here.

This weeks topic is Book Theme Songs

I’m not usually one to listen to music when I read or associate a song with a book as I’m reading it. This topic became challenging after I had decided on those automatic choices that I do have for certain books. I almost skipped this topic just like the last cause I wasn’t sure if I was going to get it! BUT I DID!

You’ll Be Back (from Hamilton) by Lin-Manuel Miranda
The Mortal Insturments: CoG, CoFA, CoLS and CoHF by Cassandra Clare

¬† ¬† ¬† I could write a very long detailed paragraph full of imagery about why this song reminds me of ¬†these books and Sebastian or what I picture when I think of Sebastian singing it but I’ll save that for another post later. Simply, there is something about this song that when I first heard the lyrics I immediately thought of Sebastian. The line, “kill your friends and family to remind you of my love,” really drove that first feeling home. I can picture him uttering these words to Clary so clearly.

Hedwig’s Theme
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

¬† ¬† ¬† This one is my obvious choice and is one that comes from the movies, but that I now associate with the books or anything Harry Potter related. Let’s be honest, I’m hoping it pops up in the play somehow. I can’t help but hum this tune whenever I’m rereading the books.

It’s Time by Imagine Dragons
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

¬† ¬† ¬†Again, I’m also looking to the movie. I felt so drawn to the story because of this song. I wanted to know more and more about it as I watched the trailer. I read the book after I saw the movie for the first time, so that might be why I bring this song forward when I think of the book. This song definitely worked for the movie and also associates with the book really well and the messages that the book brings forward.

Welcome To New York by Taylor Swift
 The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet by Kate Rorick and Rachel Kiley

      In a small part of this book, Lydia adventures to NYC to visit Jane and learns more about herself and grows more into her own then we have ever seen before. She grew a bit in LBD and the beginning of the novel as well but it came more here then anywhere else. In the end, NYC opened up so many doors and experiences and new ways of thinking for Lydia and I feel that this song really shows those changes and feelings.

The Way We Were by Carrie Hope Fletcher
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

¬† ¬† ¬† This song caught me by surprise. I was just playing random songs while brainstorming for this post when I listened to the lyrics again and realized how much it reminded me of the relationship between Mark Blackthorn and Kieran. For me, it really speaks about their time during the Wild Hunt and how complicated it became when he returned to the LA Institute and his family. Everything for them changed they “played games” and by the end everything went “back to the way that they were” before Mark was taken by the Wild Hunt. Some parts may not fit exactly but their relationship popped so clearly, in my mind when I heard the song.


I will be paying more attention to songs and books and how they correlate with each other more after writing this blog post. I would see authors post book playlist or things similar but never really gave it much thought. I guess I always thought of a song as having its own story and I never thought about how it could add more emotion to another story. Funny…that is exactly what literature, music and other art forms do for our own lives everyday.

‚ÄúAh, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!‚Ä̬†
‚Äē¬†J.K. Rowling,¬†Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Thanks for checking out my post and I hope you enjoyed my picks of songs. Comment down below with your favorite book theme song.