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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Top Ten LGBTQ Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is an awesome meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week is freebie week, where you pick a topic "near and dear to your heart". Since LGBTQ representation is extremely important to me, I thought I'd pick my ten favourite characters belonging to this group. 70% are from TV, the rest from books and movies. (By the way, sorry about the lack of T in this list, but I know barely any transgender characters. They're out there, I just haven't come across them.)

1. Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess, played by Lucy Lawless)
2. Lucretia (Spartacus, also played by Lucy Lawless)
3. Agron (Spartacus, played by Dan Feuerriegel)
4. Saxa (Spartacus, played by Ellen Hollman)
5. Jack Harkness (Torchwood, played by John Barrowman)
6. Ianto Jones (Torchwood, played by Gareth David-Lloyd)
7. Achilles (The Iliad by Homer & The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (not the Troy version, despite the image I've used!))

8. Lisbeth Salander (Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson)

9. Piper Chapman (Orange Is the New Black, played by Taylor Schilling)
10. Alexander the Great (Alexander (2004), played by Colin Farrell (yes, the movie kinda sucks, but he's my second historical fave so we'll let that slide))

Since this is a topic close to my heart, comments are more than welcome!

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Just a head's up

I'm in the process of changing the colour palette of my blog theme, so if it looks weird for a while that's why. (I changed some of the colours today but I got tired and stopped.) I'm not too familiar with the HTML of Blogger themes so I have to use the age-old method of trial and error. It's quite exhausting.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn't

Top Ten Tuesday is an awesome meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme is Top Ten 2015 Releases You Meant To Get To But Didn't. I was terrible at my book-reading in 2015 (I failed my reading challenge by 3 books, noooo!) but I got a new library card today so I'm hoping that will encourage me to get on with my to-read list this year. I've already placed holds on some of these, which is a start.

Carry On
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

 Lair of Dreams (The Diviners, #2) 

 The Girl in the Spider's Web 
The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium Trilogy #4) by

We All Looked Up 
We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

Murder & Matchmaking 
Murder & Matchmaking by Debbie Cowens

Anything Could Happen
Anything Could Happen by Will Walton

Tonight the Streets Are Ours 

Illusionarium by

The Flywheel 
The Flywheel by
I'm Alexandria, a 19-year-old reader/writer/blogger from New Zealand. I love language, history, and sci-fi. Hi! I'm always around if you want to talk, which you can do via comments, the contact form, or Facebook.

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