Inspiration | Spotlight Saturday [10]

NEW-SPOTLIGHTHey guys!

Spotlight Saturday is a weekly feature, created by Josie at Josie’s Book Corner, dedicated to spotlighting and pinpointing some of the things over the week that have caught my attention more than usual, things I’ve particularly loved, etc. 

So now that you guys know what it’s all about, how about you join in the fun and hop on over to Josie’s Book Corner and check out how to do so~


NEW-SPOTLIGHT-BLOGGERThis week I want to spotlight a blogger who I have been following and talking with for quite some time now. It is none other than Anjie from Love Thy Shelf.

I absolutely love her blog. From the way it looks, to the reviews, to the tags and memes. She is one of the bloggers I trust with her recommendations and reviews. She is always there to comment on your posts and have discussions with you which I find very important! We also have very similar tastes in books and other non book related things as well. Such as Sailor Moon costumes!

So if you want a new blog to follow then I highly recommend choosing hers. You won’t regret it, I swear!


NEW-SPOTLIGHT-BLOG-POSTThis week I had the opportunity to read a blog post that I felt really heated about. It comes from Joey @anotherafterthought.

[Think Aloud] – #23 – Supporting Characters Are Protagonists Too

I felt really strongly about this topic for a couple reasons. One of them being my love for supporting characters. In some books I tend to like the supporting characters more then I like the main protagonist (ex. Throne of Glass Nehemia over Celaena). I felt like Nehemia was a much stronger character with real motives that mattered. I also felt like she should have been the main character over Celaena as her story line would have been much more compelling and interesting to read. (It isn’t until books 3 and 4 that Celaena starts to grow on me. Or should I say Aelin).

My second reason being that I don’t think supporting characters should be willing to die to drive forward the main protagonist’s story. If you’ve read the Throne of Glass series then you know who I’m hinting at (if not we can talk in the comments). If the sole purpose of a character dying is to advance the main protagonist’s story then that is truly sad.

Like Joey says in his post, Harry Potter would be nothing without the supporting characters. I stand behind that 100%. So go check out his post and let him know how you feel about it too!


NEW-SPOTLIGHT-BOOKGuys! I finally finished my last book and have moved onto something brand new! *pats-self-on-back*

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Ruin and Rising

The capital has fallen.

The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.

I must finish this book ASAP. I have a buddy read coming up for Six of Crows!


NEW-SPOTLIGHT-MOMENTSo a bitter sweet event happened to me this week. My lovely iPhone 4s died for good this week. This phone has been by my side for the past 4 years and has served a great purpose for me. Now if we could all bow our heads and have a moment of silence please.

RIP

iPhone 4s

Oct 2011 – Oct 2015

On a happier note, I finally had the excuse to get upgraded into 2015 with a brand new phone! I browsed a bunch of sites and videos online looking for the best phone to go with. After long deliberation I decided to switch ships and jump from Apple to Samsung. Now with my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge I couldn’t be happier. *cheersandclaps*

It’s going to take some getting used to, but I think I will get the hang of it soon. Wish me luck!


NEW-SPOTLIGHT-APPThe APP I’m bringing you this week is one of my favorite apps to shop with. They have such amazing deals on clothes, electronic accessories and shoes! Mind you, none of it is name brand, but at those prices you can’t go wrong.

Wish

Wish App

Over 50 million people are getting trending items 50-80% cheaper than what you pay at the local mall. Get the hottest products at incredible prices delivered directly to your door. Wish is the #1 shopping mall in Europe and North America allowing you to browse a worldwide selection of trending fashion, accessories, and electronics directly at your fingertips.

So if you’re looking for a great deal then this APP is the one for you! Check it out!


NEW-SPOTLIGHT-SONGOne of my favorite KPOP girl groups came back this week with their 4th Album – 4 Walls. It is none other than f(x). This is their first comeback as a 4 member group after Sulli left earlier this year and I can say that they are stronger then ever as a quartet!

f(x) 4 walls coverf(x) – 4 Walls

4 Walls is the title track of their album and is one of my favorites off the album. 4 Walls sees the group continuing to stand out with unique experimental concepts and electronic music. Classified under deep house the title track is extremely addictive with the instrumental and vocals.

Watch the Music Video HERE

f(x) 4 walls coverf(x) – Rude Love

Rude Love is another one of my favorites off the album. With an addictive piano melody with synth pop mixes, Rude Love is a stand out on the album. As soon as the chorus comes I just want to get up and dance. Instrumentals, vocals, and lyrics were all on point for this song!


NEW-SPOTLIGHT-QUOTELastly I bring you another quote from Twitter this week!

“All the effort in the world won’t matter if you’re not inspired” – Chuck Palahniuk via Books Here @ReadingBookPost

This quote speaks volumes to many aspects in our lives. Whether it be with our writing, reading, or even in our lives outside the blogging community, inspiration brings out the best of ourselves.


Well there ya have it guys! My tenth Spotlight Saturday post! Thanks again Josie for letting me join in on the fun. Tell me what you guys want to put a spotlight on, I would love to know!

Until next time,

Sig New

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18 thoughts on “Inspiration | Spotlight Saturday [10]

  1. I didn’t mention it in my post (because I thought it would have created a cloud of bias) but I actually–typically–enjoy supporting characters more than the protagonist counterparts. I think part of it has to do with the freedom to be more…out of the box, if that makes sense? As if a core “protagonists” journey is rooted in the rise and fall and the redemption story. Either way, I’m happy to hear you enjoyed the rant!

    And for a bit of kpop goodness, I watched the live of Fx’s 4Walls only because the choreographer was someone I followed a lot of in the past (Kyle Hanagami) so that’s something random for you to know (if you didn’t already know LOL).

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  2. Great post! 🙂 I love the quote!

    Lately, I’ve been enjoying supporting characters so much more than the protagonists. And I totally agree with you about them not needing to willingly die for the story to go on. Sometimes the deaths don’t even make sense or aren’t really even needed.

    Ahh, that sucks about your 4s, but YAY new phone!
    I really want to upgrade my phone, but my 5s is pretty much in perfect condition and I feel so guilty getting a new phone when nothing is wrong with the one I have, lol! I secretly hope that something will happen to it. 😛

    This Wish app sounds really interesting! I’m going to have to go check it out!

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  3. Thank you so much for the spotlight!! You’re too sweet :D. I totally agree about the side characters. I really wish that Nehemia’s story hand’t ended there. There were so many things that could’ve been done with her arc. Yay!! Android! So lucky, I wish I had the S6 Edge! It look so amazing!

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