My Top 5 Books of All Time by Blodeuedd + Giveaway

Filed in 1000 follower celebration , Blodeuedd , Giveaways , The Geeky Lover Posted on October 13, 2011 @ 11:00 am 48 comments

We are very happy to welcome the wonderful Blodeuedd here today. If you venture into bloglandia on a regular basis I’m sure you saw her around. She’s chatty and has a spidey sense for detecting new posts going up somewhere. We love her for her constant support and well she’s our guest reviewer so we love her even more for putting up with us. 

Today Blodeuedd will share her favorite reads of all time. Be sure to tell us what you think in the comments.

Thank you Book Lovers Inc for inviting me for a guest post 😀 I am thrilled to be here, and congrats on your 1000 follower celebration! Keep up the amazing work.
My topic for the day is top 5 books, my top 5 books. And yes sure there are books that moved me, books that were written so beautifully that my heart ached. But nope, they are not on this list. This list is all about books that I can read again and again without getting tired of them. They are the top 5 of my heart.
1. Magician by Raymond E.Feist
I do think this might have been the first long book I read in English and it was the turning point for me. I never looked back and focused only on English after it. It is also an amazing book that I used to re-read every year (up to a certain point when I did not have time to any more), I think I have read it about 8 times and I love it just as much every time. It is epic fantasy about a boy named Pug who grows up to become a magician, and fight the invaders that has come from another realm. I freaking love it.
2. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
I miss Jordan like crazy, he was a wonderful author and if you talk epic then yes look at this series. The Wheel of Time is a series I have been reading forever it seems. I started to read it in Swedish, then I moved on to English and there is still one book left to read, so hurry up Brandon Sanderson! This is book 1, and if you are a fantasy lover you know the story, a farmboy gets swept away by adventure, magic, evil beings and good times. Yes, the series is long, perhaps too long, but it feels I know the world like my own.
3. Dune by Frank Herbert
I am not really a big sci-fi reader, because I do not like ships, galactic fights and all that. Instead I am drawn to sci-fi that is different (same with movies and tv). And Dune, aye, Dune is just awesome (and it also has the honors of having the worst movie being made from it.) I like the desert world, the philosophy and just everything. If you want to read sci-fi then read this book.
4. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

It’s easy choosing the first book in a series so I will continue with that. Like with all the books before this is another series that I have read many times. The tale of a bastard who becomes an assassin and tries his best to work for the kingdom he serves. Hobb is by the way truly evil, she always makes her heroes suffer and if there is one fictional character I would like to hug then it is Fitz. The poor poor man *hugs him*.
5. Dragon Wing by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Book 1 was maybe not my favorite, there might have been another one I liked more, but it will just stand for the entire series again. This book (and series) had me staying up all night reading and I could not put it down. I also really like the “hero”, a term that does not really apply to him at first, he is an anti-hero out to free his people from their jail and take over the world surrounding it. But he starts to like the lowly humans, elves and dwarves that he comes across.
There you have it, my top 5, and yes mostly fantasy. There is a reason why I love the genre so much and why it is a comfort genre for me. I could not recommend all these book enough to you all, and the series which they are a part of.Places to find Blodeuedd:
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No book discussion can go without a giveaway, so I will be personally giving away the following swag pack to a lucky commenter!

You’re also getting an extra entry for the main giveaway if you entered our Big 1000 Followers Giveaway here.

All you have to do is leave a comment or question for Blodeuedd or just tell us what you think about her selection.
(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please leave us a way to contact you.
(Email or twitter name – no way to contact you – no entry).

This giveaway is open worldwide!

Giveaway ends on 22 October and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!

About Susi

Susi is a geeky vegetarian from Gemany. She just finished university and now works as a civil engineer in steel construction. Besides her reading addiction she also knits like a maniac while listening to audiobooks. Susi also blogs at the Secret HEA Society.

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  • Blodeuedd October 13, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Awwwwww that is so sweet *hugs* I love my intro 😀

    Thank you for having me over today at this most awesome blog!

    And I totally forgot to mention that The Hitchiker's guide to the galaxy rocks too. Than one could be there at 5 b 😉

  • Birgit October 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Those books sound all really interesting (and I agree the movie Dune is awful, and that is why I never thought about icking up the book)! As I dn't read all that much in the fantasy genre I have to admit that I haven't read any of them (yet).

    +1 Entered the BIG 1000

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  • janhvi October 13, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    All the books sound very interesting:)Unfortunately I haven't read any of them yet..I should really start reading more fantasy and sci-fi but I'm still stuck on paranormal :p

    I entered the BIG 1000 giveaway!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  • Sullivan McPig October 13, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I still have to try reading Robin Hobb in English. I borrowed some of Hobb's book from my mother, but those were the Dutch translations and they were horrible. You could taste in each sentence that is was translated and not very well at that.

  • Alyssa@Teens Read and Write October 13, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I haven't read any of these so I'd better catch up! Especially with Robin Hobb – I've only heard great things. And if you're read Magician eight times – well that says it all!

  • Blodeuedd October 13, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Oh yes the movie is like….O_O I am so glad I read the book before I watched it. Do read the book though

    *runs in and yells Fantasy rocks!*

    I hear you. The Swedish translation of many fantasy books are horrid! They are written for 10 year old boys, and that is taking everything that makes them good away

  • Diana October 13, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I haven't read any of these books. The truth is I don't really like this genre so much but Assassin’s Apprentice sounds great.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  • Anachronist October 13, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Fantasy yay! And not even one pink romance book! I am proud of you, Blodeuedd. Magician rules!

    I want to enter the giveaway.
    I like your little blog, Susi!
    I know I won't win but I don't care.

  • StephanieD October 13, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I loved Dune! I read the book after seeing the movie. The only one I've read in the series; hopefully I'll remedy that some day.

  • Carrie at In the Hammock Blog October 13, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    hi blodeuedd!! :)) thanks for sharing your list! i have always been curious about a few of these authors, sound like these books live up to the hype!

  • Estella October 13, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Have not read any of the books nor seen the movie Dune.

  • Estella October 13, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Forgot my email!

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  • Blodeuedd October 13, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Lol, yes that does say it all 🙂 Eight times, and I want to read it again but re-reading these days does just not happen

    It is a great series and I am sure you would love Fitz too

    I surprised you there 😉 Oh yes romance does not even come near on my best ever list. I love it but I always just love it for a moment. Not true love in the end

    I read Children of Dune too, but there it stopped for me

    I do hope you give some of them a try 😀

    You have not missed anything by not watching it 😉

  • roro October 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Have not read any of the books nor seen the movie Dune.All the books sound very interesting:)

    +1 Entered the BIG 1000
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    rogcaprino at hotmail dot com

  • Yto October 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    i LOVE dune – though i've only seen the movies (are they really that bad? i've liked them a lot ;))
    the other books are new to me. my list is getting longer and longer…

    witchvela at web dot de

  • Simcha October 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Great book choices here! I've read all of them except for Dragon Wing. For some reason I haven't read any of the books in the series, even though I have them. I'll have to make sure to fix this soon.

  • Mel October 13, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Oh Blodeuedd, I would have sworn that Pride and Prejudice would have been your No 1 book to re-read! So disappointed! 😉

    I'm also feeling ashamed that of your top 5 I've only read Assassin's Apprentice…but that is one of my favourites too. Although I prefer the Liveships trilogy. I do have the first of The Eye of the World series so I will have to read it at some point! 🙂

    Mel S

  • Aurian October 13, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Great list Blodeuedd! The only one I did not like, was Dune. Perhaps just too young when I tried it.
    My Question: have you ever read Maggie Furey? Those books are re-reads for me as well. Love Feist, and Jordan, and Hobb. Weiss and Hickman have lost me as a reader.

  • Aurian October 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Oeps, forgot the email addy, and love to win swag! auriansbooks at gmail dot com

  • elaing8 October 13, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Hi Blodeuedd,
    Great list,although I haven't read any of them.They do sound good.

  • Celine October 13, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Great list Blodeuedd! I especially love Robin Hobb's Farseer trilogy, she's a brilliant writer. And poor, poor Fitz! She sure doesn't make things easy for him!

    I still have to read Dune *hangs head in shame*. Hope to come to them soon (:


  • Di October 13, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    More books to check out!
    entered the 1000 Follower
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  • alainala October 13, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    super awesome selection! i think my boyfriend has every one of these.. lol.. havent read robin hobb, but have been meaning to for awhile

    entered the 1000 follower one too

    alainala AT hotmail DOT ca

  • Jet October 13, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Dragon wing looks like a cool read. I love dragons, even a tiny mention of dragons and I'm on it! haha

    entered the BIG 1000 giveaway


  • Jen B. October 13, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    The only one that I have read is Dune! Darn, more books for the old wish list. My list would include Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey, No Mercy by Lori Armstrong and Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson.
    +1 entered 1000 follower

  • marybelle October 13, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    My sister reads a lot of Robin Hobb, I should give it a go. I do love fantasy.


  • Blodeuedd October 14, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Oh do not listen to me, I just loved the book so much and you know nothing compares then 🙂

    The first time around I read a translation and was all meh, then I read them in English and just could not put them down

    I am a woman of surprises 😉
    I was not that fond of the Liveships series, it was just not for me, and I got some mad over the rape cos later it was just forgotten, wtf

    I read her…*headdesk* Aurian! series. Now why did I not think of that sooner?! I liked those but I do not want to re-read cos they only got them in Swedish and I know that I would dislike it then this time around if the translation feels bad

    I know *sobs' Fitz!

    jen B
    I hope to read the first Kushiel books soon 🙂

  • Kaetrin October 14, 2011 at 4:46 am

    I loved Magician. I had a little thing for Arutha…

    I did enjoy the first 5 books in the Wheel of Time series but then I got lost in the 6th book where it seemed like NOTHING HAPPENED and I couldn't remember anyone and there were too many people and NOTHING HAPPENED and then I gave up.

    And then, I started reading only romance books again. I think Silverthorn counts as a romance though 🙂

    hankts AT internode DOT on DOT net

  • Tore October 14, 2011 at 8:20 am

    I have never read any of these books before but I would like to. They sound very good. Please enter me in contest.

  • Sharon October 14, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Dune is the only one I have read. I am not a big fantasy reader, but you have made quite the case for these books 🙂 thanks for sharing

  • Bookwyrm369 October 14, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Oh, I love the Magician series by Raymond E Feist! Such a great series 🙂

    smaccall AT

  • Julie October 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Hi Blodeuedd!! Awesome guest post:) I love your choices and am embarrassed to say that I have only read 2 of them so far!! I really have to add them to my must-read list now 🙂
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  • Chelsea B. October 14, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I haven't heard of any of them, I don't think, but they sound great!!


  • Maria (pronounced Mariah) October 14, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    I honestly have never heard of any of them. I will have to check them out!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  • Sabrina October 14, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Yay for fantasy! Love the your list! I am currently listening to Assassin's Quest 🙂 I am going to put Magician on my TBR list.
    I love seeing favorite book lists. It makes me excited for all the great books I have to look forward to in addition to the ones I have already read.

    ssosborn at gmail dot com

  • Virginia C October 14, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Fabulous giveaway! Thank you for sharing your faves : ) For a book lover, having a favorite genre is like having a second home that is always warm and welcoming. At its best, it is a very private and personal place that is unfazed by any outside intrusions. I really read a wide variety of books during my childhood and teen years. After I graduated and started working, older family members required care and assistance. We also always had a number of pets, many of them resuce and abuse cases. As life went on, with or without me, my free time to read became more precious. My comfort reading genre is Historical Western Romance. Now I am in my fifties, my immediate family is gone, and I have my devoted family of rescue cats for company. These last few years have been a wonderful "reading renaissance" for me. I have discovered many new authors and expanded my reading horizons beyond my wildest dreams. The literary world is a wonderful world indeed!

    US Resident, GFC Follower, Subscriber

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  • JessS October 15, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Okay I haven't read any of these, but do vaguely recall Dune as being sci-fi. They all sound good though (my favourite books tend to be less epic and more about characters that I fall in love with and all their relationship issues). Thanks!


  • Melliane October 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    thanks for the giveaway ! Again I didn't know any of these books, I'm so lost ! I really need to read them if they're so great ! Thanks


  • LSUReader October 15, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I enjoyed your column and recommendations. I haven't read any of these–I've never been much into sci-fi. But I really admire your discipline in being able to list a top 5. Not sure I could do that.

  • Anna October 15, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Impressive fantasy selection!Robb's series is definitely a winner!

    Thanks for the giveaway!I have also entered the 1000 followers.


  • kayla October 15, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I also love Robert Jordan. What do you think is going to happen in the 14th book? I have Dragon Wing and Dune in my TBR pile.

  • Camille October 16, 2011 at 5:05 am

    never actually read any of those listed and I'm as much a fantasy reader as I am a romance one (FOR SHAME!) but I do have 2 of them on my tbr so I guess that's a step in the right direction XD

    midnite dot fantasy at gmail dot com

  • miki October 16, 2011 at 7:40 am

    I love the magician too but i still have to try it in english
    i have robin hobb but still on my tbr pile ( i should get started)

    thanks for the giveaway


    +1000 follower giveaway

  • mbreakfield October 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I've only read Magician out of those, and I loved it.

  • Scorpio1974 October 16, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    They all sound like great books, haven't read any of them though. Guess I need to add some more to my TBR list. =) Thanks for the giveaway!

    Valerie Long (Scorpio1974 on GFC)
    Jewelry Creations by V.S. Long –

  • Vojalyn October 17, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I haven't read any of these books but I really like what you wrote about Assassin’s Apprentice. I like when a book isn't all about happiness and love. The real world isn't that good. Look at for example Victor Hugo's Miserables – I love that book, maybe because I felt so sorry about Cosette and her mother. It's a really great book! 🙂

  • Blodeuedd October 18, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    That is the question, let's just hope Rand does not die because that will make me cry!

  • Gisele Alv October 22, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    I havent read any of this books, but i would like to read "Assassin’s Apprentice" by Robin Hobb

    Thank you for the swag giveaway!
    1+Big Giveaway!


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