Top Ten Tuesday: YouTubers I Love

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Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday as hosted by the lovely people of The Broke & the Bookish. Today’s topic is all about our top ten favorite non-bookish related sites/blogs/etc. I was having a really hard time coming up with something because all I ever go on is social media and bookish websites, SO I decided to talk about some of the non-bookish YouTubers that I love! I follow a bunch of people, but there are certain ones that I watch more often than others.

  1. danisnotonfire – If you haven’t seen my posts that involve The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire, then this guy is one of the authors of said book, but he’s a funny, sarcastic British dude who tells it like it is with a heavy dose of sarcasm. I find him to be really funny and someone I watch to decrease my stress in a day because, let’s face it, Dan makes it really easy to laugh at him.
  2. AmazingPhil – And this guy is the other half of Dan and Phil. He’s amazingly awkward and tries so hard to make punny jokes that you just can’t help but laugh at. He’s also British and I love hearing the way he talks. Plus, he tells really funny life experience stories. And they have a gaming channel WHICH I LOVE BECAUSE SO MANY LAUGHS ARE HAD.
  3. Evan Edinger – He’s filled with so. Many. PUNS. Oh man, Evan just comes up with them on the fly and I just can’t help but smile when I hear them. He talks about living in the UK, about life things, about not so serious topics and serious things, and he even has a travel channel.
  4. BananaJamana – She’s one of the few artists I follow on YouTube simply because her art is AMAZING and cute and omg I want her to teach me all of her techniques. She’s super quiet and seems like a very sweet person, and I just want to hug her so much!
  5. Markiplier – He’s one of those famous gaming people on YouTube and he’s hilarious! And he’s also very sincere when it comes to his fans and when it comes to him thanking people for the subscribers and for understanding hard times in his life and stuff. Sure, he’s wicked funny in his gaming videos, but he’s got a great golden heart, too.
  6. 1MILLION Dance Studio – I love dancing! I don’t do it myself, but I love to dance and I love watching dancers. I believe this studio is based in Korea, and they all are amazing! They have a bunch of different choreographers and such talented dancers. I’d love to learn something by them! They do have a tutorial channel for that, too.
  7. WilldaBeast Adams – He’s one of the first choreographers I followed because, man, THEY KICK ASS. He and his crew of 4903248028409 people (seriously, that’s what it looks like sometimes) are all amazing dancers and they have awesome moves.
  8. Simon and Martina – I recently found them a couple of weeks ago, and OMG I LOVE THEM. I want to be their friend. They’re a married couple from Canada who lived in Korea for the last seven-ish years, but recently just moved to Japan, and they talk a lot about cultural things and music and fun topics. And they make them really fun and funny!
  9. WahlieTV – I found this channel through Weylie’s main channel, and I love them! They’re a couple and this is their vlogging channel, and I don’t know what it is but there’s just something about watching blogs that is very relaxing. They have great personalities and it’s hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that they’re a couple years younger than me.
  10. Thingamavlogs – Of course I couldn’t leave this list without SOMETHING Disney related! These five YouTubers make up Thingamavlogs, where they bring out new topics each week about things Disney and Disneyland. I love watching them and seeing what they have to show because I’ve never been to Disneyland, plus I learn things about the movies and stuff I otherwise wouldn’t have known. Love them!

I could make this list go on forever, but these are definitely the ones I most frequent, I’d say. These content creators are all awesome and I highly suggest you check them out.

Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

Who are some of your favorite non-bookish YouTubers? Do you watch any of the people I listed? What kind of content are you into when you look for people to subscribe to?

Books & Humor: Why I Don’t Laugh Out Loud Often

I’ve been thinking about this topic for a while now because I’ve noticed that as I’m reading I don’t laugh out loud very often. Sure, I can find books to be funny or characters will say something that will make me react in my head or give a little giggle, but I don’t full blown laugh out loud very often when I read.

And I don’t get it because I have a great sense of humor (or so I like to think and I’ve been told).

Only recently have I actually become aware of books that have made me laugh out loud or react in a more exaggerated way than I normally have, such as:

When I read Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, I absolutely loved it for many reasons, and one of the main reasons being the humor. It was the first book that I actually physically laughed out loud to in a very long time, that’s why it sticks to clearly in my memory as being funny.

Night of Cake & Puppets was funny because I already had a preconceived notion as to who the characters of Zuzana and Mik were, and the fact that there is so much SASS in this book made my heart warm and me laughing during my lunch break at work (luckily no one was with me for me to be embarrassed by).

And I’m currently reading When We Collided, but so far I’ve laughed at the most ridiculous lines because I feel like I’ve been there and said those kinds of things, just not in that way. Or maybe I just really relate to Jonah. And Vivi is just too peppy for words, oh man.

So why is it that I don’t laugh out loud when I read funny books? Or rather, why is it that I’ve only noticed recently that it’s happened and not before?

I think that when it comes to reading it’s a very personal thing. Not everyone who reads the same book is going to experience it in the same way, and so some people might be extremely easy laughers no matter the situation. If they’re reading, watching TV, talking to people: they just laugh easily. Then there are some people who don’t laugh at all while reading, except maybe in their heads.

I fall somewhere in the middle. I love to laugh. I love to smile. But when I read I get so wrapped up in the world and the characters that I don’t always notice when or if I do laugh even if I think something’s funny.

I don’t think this is an inherently bad thing at all, by the way. But I’m curious as to why I’m like that when I know how I am outside of reading.

I’ve just been noticing more and more that I’ve been commentating to myself my emotions out loud (yup, I’m weird), and that I’ve been chuckling or giggling or making weird faces, or even full blown laughing out loud lately. Maybe I’m just picking up the right books? Or maybe this topic has just been so on my mind lately that I’ve finally picked up on it?

Either way, I love that books can make me laugh. It’s exhilarating and refreshing and I think it’s so awesome that books have the power to do that because you don’t hear the inflection or tone in the book, but you still get it and understand what emotion it’s trying to convey.

Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

Do you laugh out loud easily when it comes to books, or do you keep your emotions inside more? Are you a giggler? A chuckler? A starer? I need to know I’m not the only one!

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That’ll Make You Laugh

Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday as hosted by the lovely people over at The Broke & the Bookish. Today’s topic is all about books that’ll make you laugh. Now, I’m going to be honest: I don’t laugh when I read books. I mean, don’t get me wrong! I think plenty of books are funny and I’m often laughing in my head, but I don’t always laugh out loud. Some books I have recently, and I think it’s the best feeling, but otherwise I just kind of sit there and smile and think something’s funny.

So this list was really hard for me to make because I only remember a few in which I physically laughed out loud to. But here is my list of books that will get a chuckle out of you, no matter how it comes about:

1 . Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – This book will forever be listed among the “cute” and “funny” categories for me and I think that it really deserves this spot. It’s not only full of cute moments, but lots of moments where I found myself laughing out loud (and I’m pretty sure this is the first book that I did so with). So much sass. So many puns. So many oreos.

2. Night of Cake and Puppets by Laini Taylor – If you love Zuzana and Mik from Daughter of Smoke & Bone then you’re going to love this novella because OMG SO MUCH LAUGHTER WAS HAD. Zuzana is my spirit animal. She is so funny and witty and clever and you just need to read this novella. Go. Now. DO IT.

3. Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – I just remember Gideon trying so hard to be suave and charming, and he’d say something that would dig him into a deeper hole and in his head he’d chastise himself. Too. Funny.

4. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare – Honestly, Simon is my ultimate book BFF because he just comes out with these awesome lines that make the situation either really awkward or very sarcastic. I love him. Plus Jace and Isabelle and other characters all have their turn at humor and sass and I love them to piecessssss.

5. The Amazing Book is Not on Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester – If you haven’t watched these two YouTubers, I suggest you do so. Dan’s sarcastic humor always makes me laugh and feel so relatable, and then Phil is just a weird goofball. Reading their book, and subsequently listening to the audiobooks, really made my day.

6. The Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews – As I continue into this series more and more I find that there are parts where I’m smiling and laughing on the inside or just getting more of the jokes or whatever because Kate is a really sarcastic person, especially on the inside. I love how she always makes side comments to herself and sometimes it seems like the people around her can read her mind. It’s not a funny series overall, but there are bits of humor throughout to lighten the tension of what’s actually going on.

And that’s all I could think of because I’m literally getting a headache trying to remember the books I’ve laughed at while reading. I just… I can’t remember. In the moment, sure, but now? Oh man.

Oh, and because I can, I’m going to HIGHLY recommend this anime that is a romantic comedy and PURE GOLD.

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Ore Monogatari (My Love Story!) is about:

The story follows Takeo Gōda, a tall and muscular student who doesn’t have much luck with women, as every girl he likes ends up falling for his best friend, Makoto Sunakawa, who is charming and good-looking. This all changes when he saves Rinko Yamato, a petite shy girl who, above all other expectations, falls in love with Takeo, beginning a unique love story.

You have no clue how much I love this anime. I just finished watching all of the episodes last night and I’m SO SAD because I NEED more.

So I want to ask all of you for recommendations of funny books! Because obviously I need to know some more.

What kinds of books make you laugh? Are you like me and don’t really laugh out loud when it comes to reading? Let me know!