Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Didn't Like, But Are Glad We Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
Man, this book pissed me off so much, but I finished it.

This was big no no for me.
I did not hate this book but i could get into it, maybe I wasn't in the mood for it. I might give it a try some other time.
I did not think this book was great. I had to stop reading it because it was super boring.
The main reason why I wanted to read it was because of Rhysand but he wasn't in it. I started liking the book, but then it got boring. There was nothing great about this.
Another Super-overrated book and  every book page or blog I visit, all they talk about is this book  and how great it is, but it isn't. You people need to stop with your false advertisement hahaha.
I hated it so much! This book was Super overrated!

I think because I set up two months worth of posts all at once, it was really hard for me to come up with books for some of these lists! This one I was just drawing a complete blank. Mostly because I am incredibly lazy, and if I am not liking a book, I just don't finish it! So I don't really have anything that I could say I was glad I finished even though I didn't like it. 

K-dramas, however, are a completely different story. I have used quite a few Top Ten Tuesdays to discuss K-dramas that I have absolutely loved. But I have never really utilized a TTT to talk about dramas that I didn't. I figured this was a good chance to do that! 
3 Days

The President of South Korea goes on holiday at a private villa. In the middle of the night, three gunshots are fired, and the president goes missing. His bodyguards, led by elite agent Han Tae Kyung, have three days to find the president and escort him safely back to the Blue House.

Oh, Yoochun. Before he left for his military service, I was a diehard fan. After I Miss You, I was beyond willing to watch anything with him in it, even if it was outside my standard comfort zone. Of which 3 Days definitely was. I usually require at least a minimal romantic aspect to dramas, and this one barely met that requirement. But the story was just not good, and the characters didn't make much sense, nor were they very likable. All in all, this drama was a huge bust for me. Which is incredibly disappointing because Yoochun turned out to be a huge perv, and had a big scandal involving restrooms and prostitutes, and even if he had had a lot of dramas after this one, I probably wouldn't be able to watch them without thinking about what a scumbag he was. Even though he was exonerated from the rape allegations and the women admitted that it was all a scam to blackmail him and that the sex was in fact consensual, I still can't ever look at him the same. 

Just You
Qi Yi is a boss from hell. He is worst than a control freaking dictator. He is the saboteur of office romances. Cheng Liang Liang was tasked by her coworkers to break down the boss' defense and have him lift the anti-office-romance rule.

Taiwanese dramas are usually a big miss for me. It doesn't matter how high budget the drama is, it still is only on par with a very low budget Korean drama, complete with over the top acting you'd find in a daily makjang drama. Of course, I am open to suggestions if you think I am wrong on that point! But Just You definitely didn't disprove it. Aaron Yan is absolutely gorgeous, and I actually didn't hate this drama. But I also didn't love it. The leads were cute together, but overall that plot was kind of stupid and a lot of the obstacles are just irritating. Plus, I have learned that I really hate the Mandarin word for boss. 老板, pronounced lǎobǎn, is just so grating to hear repeated a hundred times an episode at high pitch. 
Cheongdamdong Alice
Han Se Kyung is a young woman with a very positive character. Her motto is "effort will take me as far as I want to go". She wins many designing contests and finally joins a clothing company. But, at work, Han Se Kyung does errands and chores rather than design. Meanwhile, the wife of an upper management employment at the clothing company humiliates Han Se Kyung. The wife is actually a formerhigh school classmate of Han Se Kyung who didn't do better than her in school. This makes Han Se Kyung look back on her life.

Just thinking about this drama makes me angry. I should preface this by saying I hate moon Geun Young with an unholy passion. Her face makes me feel stabby, and I usually avoid anything with her in it. But this looked so cute! I had no idea it was going to be about a manipulative liar who was going to constantly kick the figurative puppy that was the male lead. I would chalk this one up to a total waste of my life, but it did introduce me to Park Shi Hoo, who is ridiculously adorable. Though, as he also had rape allegations made against him almost immediately after this drama, maybe that wasn't a good thing. Even though the charges were dropped and she recanted her statement, it's not that easy to find work after you've been embroiled in a sex scandal. 

Secret Hotel
This drama will be about a woman who runs the wedding planning division of one of the country’s top 1% wedding destination hotels. And while planning perfect weddings for the elite, she’ll be caught in a love triangle between her ex-husband and a new man while a murder at the hotel turns things topsy-turvy.

I wanted so much to love this drama. I don't think I suffered from inflated expectations, even though Yoo In Na is one of my favorite actresses. This drama was just an absolute mess. The characters were mostly ridiculous. I think Yoo In Na cried in every single episode, sometimes several times an episode. Now, I don't mind a good damsel in distress every once in a while, I don't mind characters who have weaknesses. But that is all Yoo In Na's character was, weak. She was indecisive and allowed herself to be pulled in two different directions constantly. And I mean that quite literally. On more than one occasion, both boys each had a hand and was telling the other to let go. I was just hoping that she would tell them both to go take a flying leap since she wasn't a toy for them to argue over, but she never did. 
Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
Blessed with good looks, Takano Kyohei, a college student, is always suffering from the unreasonable behavior of customers who want him and the sexual harassment of his store manager. Because of his hot temper, he loses his head on this occasion and is fired from his part-time job. Then one day, the glamorous owner, Ms. Nakahara proposes, "I'll give you free board-and-lodging if you can turn my niece, Sunako, into a lady!"Kyohei and Toyama Yukinojo, Oda Takenaga and Morii Ranmaru, the other guys living together in the same boarding house, are enthusiastic, but the person who appears before the four of them is a spooky girl whose hair covers her face and who loves horror and vampires. And so, their tumultuous communal life begins.

This was only my third Asian drama ever. I started with Full House (Korean), then Boys Over Flowers (Korean), and then somehow managed to find this one. Theoretically, it sounds like everything I would love in a drama. Reverse harems are totally my thing, I won't lie. But every Jdrama I have seen has been like watching live action anime, and that's never good. This one had a ridiculous plot, bad acting and horrible hair. Like seriously, the worst wigs ever. 

Monday, May 14, 2018

A little book Rant! ACOTAR


I am at home alone with my three dogs, my kids are at school and I am bored. I do not feel like cleaning, screw that shit. So I am sitting here writing a little piece of mind of how I feel about a certain book series,  A court Of Throne and Roses,and yes I am prepare for the hate of the fans. Keep in mind I am not bushing the books or anything like that.
I started the series, but I thought it was boring and very slow, there was a point where I thought I was going to like it but then it got bored again. I do not know if maybe had to do with the fact that a few characters weren't there, since that was the main reason while I started  the book, but I did not end up liking it.
I am going to be honest, when the movie comes out I will see it, I think that for me seeing the world , the characters, and whatever else , would be more entertaining than reading the book. But I have to say ( yes I know the books are popular, I get it) that I am tired of seeing about it every book related page, or even in Book subscriptions boxes. I had subscribed a few of them  and since I did, I have gotten some bookish stuff related to this series. I guess it is good so when my book friends birthdays come around they will get some of the stuff I have. Still I wish people would  give a chance to other great books they have read, spread the word about some great underrated books.
I wish book boxes  subscriptions would add some fandom items to promote other books like The Diabolic, this book was great! Or Falling Kingdoms, or Sunshine, or The Cruel Prince, or Tithe , these are all great books! So many books come to my mind...
But this is just me I am just a little tired of seeing about it all over the place.
I know I am in the minority!


 PS: I have to admit that I enjoy making fandoms stuff about this books to gift to my book friends that I know they love this series, because I know they will love what they get,  and they will be happy,  and it makes me happy to make them happy.hahaha
  I get very excited to make stuff for them.

Happy reading!
Mariela




Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Our Favorite Color on the Cover

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl 
This week’s topic asked us to come up with books that had our favorite color on the cover or in the title. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Are Excited For

This week's Top Ten Tuesday asked us to come up with books that we are really excited for. 

I don't think I have books that I am desperate to get my hands on, there is only one book that fits this category and it is the first book on my list. The rest are book that I would like to buy.

 I am guessing this book will be in a lot of lists this week. Who would not want to get it right now? ( I pre-ordered it)

I have to have this book. I need a good cry.
(well, I just read a review that it made me bawl and I ended up buying it but  I still want it right now!)

 

This one I really want it and it is in Spanish too. I am so sad that they are out of prints , I am not a fan of reading on my kindle.
 

I already preordered this one. 

 

This looks like a good book!

 

I preordered this one already.

 

I love the cover of this book and sounds good too.
 





This cover is so cool! 
 

This sounds so creepy and awesome. 
 

This sounds totally up my alley. 
 

I love the cover to this one! 
 
This sounds really good!