Sunday, 20 March 2016

Book Tag: Nintendo

HI everyone!

Yes, I am back again with another book tag and I am so so excited because I am absolutely loving writing these up. I hope you are all liking them too! Today I am doing one that is a little bit different - the Nintendo Book Tag! I loved my Nintendo DS as a child (who am I kidding I still love it) and so I decided this tag would be a lot of fun.
It was created by a Booktuber, Novels and Nonsense, and you can find the original video here.

1) NES (Nintendo Entertainment System): a classic you want to read
A classic that I want to read is Dracula by Bram Stoker. I recently read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and now I can't wait to get stuck into the next slightly creepy classic. 

2) SNES (Super Nintendo): a sequel you liked more than the 1st
I found this question very very difficult, because as I was looking around my bookshelves I realised that basically 100% of the time I enjoyed the first book more than the second. Which is a little strange when you think about but anyway. If I have to choose, I think I would go with Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.

3) Nintendo 64: a book that revolutionized the way you look at the world
Whenever someone asks me what book has impacted me or changed how I view things, my first thought always turns to the book I read as an 11 year old girl, and that is Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah. I think it made such an impact on me because it was one of my first experiences reading about a culture so different to my own and it was the first time I had read a book that didn't necessarily have the perfect happy ending and it was based on real life. That was very thought provoking to me and forever changed the way I look at the world.

4) Gamecube: a popular book that did not go over so well with you
This is without a doubt Gone by Michael Grant. I really really wanted to like this book but I could barely get past the first hundred pages. For some reason, I just did not like it.

5) Wii: a new favourite book
A new favourite book of mine is A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. At my sister's insistence I read the book and absolutely devoured it. I think it took me four hours or something crazy like that and I really really really enjoyed it,

6) Nintendo Power: favourite Graphic novel series or a series you want to start
I have never read a graphic novel so I don't really know how to answer this question. My sister has started collecting Marvel comics so maybe I'll try those one day.

7) Super Mario: a character that you'e love to squish like a Goomba
I would love to squish Maven from Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard with a goomba. If you've read the book, you'll sympathise with me completely.

8) Zelda: a newer fantasy that you consider to be a modern classic
Can I say A Song of Ice and Fire? That series (Game of Thrones if you aren't aware) is incredible. It should be considered a classic.

9) Samas-Aran: favourite sci-fi novel or one you want to read
For whatever reason, this is the genre I read the least so I've had a little trouble coming up with an answer. I don't even know which sci-fi books are good. I read The Host by Stephenie Meyer and really enjoyed it if that counts. And I want to read Across the Universe by Beth Revis.

10) Pokemon: book editions that you want to collect
I don't normally care about book editions but I am being very particular with which ones I buy of The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. So far I have the first two with gorgeous colour illustrations and I want to find the rest like it.

11) Donkey Kong: a book with original characters
I know I've already used this book series, but A Song of Ice and Fire hands down. There are so many sides to each of George R. R. Martin's characters and you cannot help but love and hate them at the exact same time, and I love that. It's important to be reminded that not all the good guys are good and not all the bad guys are bad and that there is a little gray area in every one.

And that's it everyone! I hope you have enjoyed the tag because I am loving writing them.
Tynnika

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Italy: Rome (Part 2)

Hi everyone!

I am back to share more about my time in Italy and this post is the second half of my adventures in Rome. Believe it or not, we are still on the same day I left on! We did so much walking that day and it was super tiring but so worth it. (Travel advice: wear sneakers, not sandals!)
After the Wedding Cake, we then got to go and see some of ancient Rome, much to my excitement.

Romulus and Remus with the she-wolf


Ancient ruins



Alice and I waiting in line to see inside the Colosseum, we were very excited as I'm sure you can tell