#T5W: Favorite Unlikable Characters

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Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday. Today we’re discussing “unlikable” characters. I’ve chosen this list based on the way I’ve seen other readers respond to these characters. For me, “unlikable” is not a good way to ever describe a character. It’s a catch-all term that has been overused until its meaning has become “someone I personally don’t like.” So let’s explore that, shall we?

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#T5W: Fandoms I’m No Longer In

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Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday. This time we’re talking about fandoms. Oh, fandoms. Those things that have such enormous highs and lows. That can fire up your interest in something until it becomes obsession or kill you’re enthusiasm so completely you never want to think about it ever again. I’ve seen some stuff. I’ve been in the mud and the blood when it comes to fandoms, for better or for worse. There are some I’ve stuck by, but this isn’t about that. These are the ones that I had to leave behind.

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#T5W: Summer Reads

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I’ll just admit right up top that I don’t read based on the season. I think this comes from being a horror fan. For most people, scary things exist only in October. I don’t think that way. Halloween is year ’round as far as I’m concerned. I’m also not sure what a “summer read” is. I seem to understand autumn and winter reads on some level. Darker stuff set in cold climates. Spring and summer… Twee romances on beaches? Which is not a genre I read. I’ve heard thrillers called “beach reads” before. Is that what everyone means? Well, based on that intro, watch me stumble through my answers!

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#T5W: Books as Event Themes

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Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday. This time we’re talking about books as themes for parties or weddings or anything fancy enough to require a get-together. While I’m quite the introvert, I don’t know if I could resist going to a book-themed party. So let’s talk about the ones that would tempt me the most.

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