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Top 5 Wednesdays:Books I’d Want To See As TV Shows

Don’t be surprised if this posts on Thursday morning, it’ll still count as a Top 5 Wednesday post.

This week we’re talking about Books We’d Like to See As TV Shows. And while I’d watch a show based on any book in my personal library, there are a few that I would specifically go to bat for.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Authors You’re Waiting On Another Book From

It’s a good thing that I didn’t set this post to publish yet, because I would have had a blank page on my site right now. Thankfully, I knew that I wasn’t done.

In this week’s Top 5 Wednesday, I’m listing the five authors that I’m waiting for another book from. Four of the five authors were people I reviewed last summer, which is fine because a lot of my favorites are dead. One of my picks has a book being released in January, which is technically against the rules because I know when the book is coming. However, because January doesn’t count as the end of this year, this particular author still counts for me.

That being said, here’s my list:

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Top 5 Wednesday: Most Unlikeable Characters

If I somehow manage to push out 5 posts in the next 5 days, I’ll be surprised and terribly accomplished. If not, I’ll still have managed to do one post for every week in July. That doesn’t seem like much, but anything is plenty when you’re depressed.

Today’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is Most Unlikeable (non-villain) Characters, which might be a bit of a reach for me. The thing about it is that it’s so much easier for me to pick out unlikeable characters in a show than I do in a book. In a book you end up knowing everyone’s motivations, so you tend to sympathize with them more. In a show, you only know what the directors and writers want you to know, so you make your own opinions. For me, that’s a little easier.

Yet and still, every written character is not meant to be liked.

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[Review] Kevin Kwan’s China Rich Girlfriend

I want to start this off by saying this review won’t sound anything like the others simply because those were mostly recommendations. I wanted other people to enjoy those books because I thought that they were great from beginning to end with only minor issues. I have more than minor issues with this book.

In China Rich Girlfriend, we rejoin Nick and Rachel on the eve of their wedding. After the major reveal in Crazy Rich Asians, they’ve been on a non-stop search for Rachel’s real father. However, it’s not until they really meet him that things begin to get interesting.

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[Review] Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians

In Crazy Rich Asians, we follow the Young family as they welcome grandson Nicholas’ girlfriend, Rachel Chu, to Singapore to attend Nicholas’ best friends’ wedding. And while Rachel expects to find a nice, traditional Chinese family doing nice and traditionally Chinese things, what she actually gets is a whole different ball game.

Still working on my summary game, but I’ll most definitely get there.

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