Top Five Harry Potter Villains

“Long time, no sea,” said the dead fish.

It’s been awhile since I’ve sat down and written a new Top Five.  Life has been happening with the Monster graduating high school, cleaning house to make room for visitors and the end of the year stuff every teacher has to do.  Sorry about that.

I have been kicking around something in my head for my next Top Five.  I’ve decided to tackle My Top Five Harry Potter Villains. Please do not read of if you do not know anything about the Harry Potter world, because I would not want to give away any spoilers. Also, I will try to include examples from the books and the movies as well as information I have gathered from Mugglenet and Pottermore. Continue reading


Top Five Essays I Have Written

I created this blog as a requirement for my Creative Fictional Writing class at Bellevue College. I have tried to write in a blog before, so I felt this assignment would be a pain in my ass.  And it was, at first. Continue reading

Top Five Things Wrong With Twilight

It was 2006.  I found myself book-less. I wasn’t in the mood for anything I had and so I headed off to Barnes and Nobel to hunt for a new book.  I wandered up and down the aisles, caressing spines of books that I have read and examining ones that have piqued my interest. I wasn’t finding anything. Continue reading

Top Five Favorite Book Series

I love to read.  It is a problem of mine. I have read all sorts of books: fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, fantasy, young adult, erotica, poems, essays, memoirs, how to books, pretty much all types. I am very thankful for modern technology because I can always have a book on hand be it either on my phone or on my iPad. I use the Kindle app, the Bluefire Reader app, the Nook app, and the Kobo app as well as regular books to feed my need. I don’t like a book to end if it is real good, so I try to read book series. Continue reading

Top Five Favorite Dystopian Books in No Particular Order

adjective: dystopian
  1. 1.
    relating to or denoting an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one.
    “the dystopian future of a society bereft of reason”
    ( definition search)

I recently asked my friends on Facebook what their favorite dystopian book was.  I saw a few that I knew and I was given some to add to my “Need To Read” list. This genre of books is one of my favorites.  I think the reason I enjoy loosing myself in them is that there is almost always hope.  I know that this isn’t always the case, but the ones that have had the pleasure of my company, it was there.

We currently are living in a time where society looks as if it is failing.  Family and friends no longer are together due to personal political opinions.  There is hate seen on the media.  Threats of war and senseless murder is everywhere.  So much negativity that I feel that there is no hope.

Reflecting on everything around me makes me want to immerse myself in a world where there is hope.

So here in no particular order are my top five favorite dystopian books and a couple of honorable mentions

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