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The Literary Dinner Party

So I found this tag on DreamlandBookBlog and thought it would be super fun. Happy Blogmas  Day Five!

In this tag, you’re hosting  a dinner party. You can invite any character you want, but there are 10 different categories you need to fill, and there are only room for 11 people:

1. One character who can cook/likes to cook

Adrian Ivashkov from Bloodlines/Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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2. One character who has money to fund the party

At first I wanted to say President Snow but I wouldn’t want him at my dnner party. So let’s go with Richard Gansey from the Raven Boys

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3. One character who might cause a scene

Effie from the Hunger Games. With her grandeur she would have all eyes on her the whole night but most importantly she would go around criticising and fixing everyone’s outfits

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4. One character who is funny/amusing

Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones. While his humour is not up everyone’s alley, his wit is definitely amusing!

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5. One character who is super social/popular

I have not heard many bad remarks against this certain individual. So I’m gonna go with Prince Maxon from The Selection Series. Being from a Royal Family he is very socially adept.

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6. One villian

The Joker. Hands down.

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7. One couple – doesn’t have to be romantic

of course it’s gonna be a romantic couple. Anna and Etienne from Anna and the French Kiss. Swoons

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8. One hero/heroine

Katniss Everdeen. I have had a crush on her since I was like 12

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9. One underappreciated character

Charlotte Lucas from Pride & Prejudice. She’s Lizzie’s best friend and I feel like she needs some love

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10. One character of your own choosing

Well since I am inviting Charlotte I might as well invite Lizzie!

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I encourage you to do the tag and leave it in the comment! see you tomorrow!

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Clash of Kings and Characterization

The character development was brilliantly done in a Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin. Below are some of my favourite character developments throughout the book.

I also did a book review on A Clash Of Kings discussing my general thoughts about the book.

    Arya

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I love seeing strong females in books and I believe the development of Arya, how she grows into this strong and almost cunning person who takes charge of the situation was beautiful.  She was always strong from the start but this book saw the brave and dangerous side of Arya. She was forced to grow up too quick because of the situation, the Arya in the previous would never have been able to kill someone, practicing with a sword and using it to protect you are two very different things. I loved how she’s always determined and hope to see more of her in the next book.

 

     Tyrion

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Tyrion Lannister still remains my favourite character despite his condition at the end of the novel. It was very exciting to see Tyrion overtaking the rest of the characters with his plotting and mind games especially Cersei. However, I do see Tyrion as being on the “bad” side of the war (the Starks being the “good” side). Looking into the mind of Tyrion always left me eager to read more of his POV’s. I was able to sympathize with him to a higher extent in this book.

   Cersei

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As much as Cersei annoys me with her evil deeds this book did make me understand her situation better.  There is one instance in the book where she says something like “were I not a woman I would have no need of all you men” meaning she usually has to get men to get her opinion through because females aren’t very important in their society. I started sympathizing with her and she is a strong female. As mentioned before I love strong female characters

 

    Theon

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Theon didn’t develop for the good but rather the bad. Returning home after 10 years and finding things so changed and then making all those bad decisions oh he almost seems like a real person. There were times when I felt sorry for him and other I thought he was such a fool! I wonder if he is dead or alive because clash of Kings left me hanging (sorry if I spoiled it for you).

 

Thank you for reading! 🙂