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?

Love-a-thon Bookshelf Challenge

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Hey peeps! More fun things are happening with Love-a-thon, including a Bookshelf Challenge! This challenge was a super fun one and it was mainly for those who have their own Booktube channels. As I have one, I decided to do this challenge!

Check out my challenge below because I found it pretty awesome and hilarious:

The challenges for this were:

Apart from that, we’re doing a BookTube tag challenge called the Love-A-Thon Bookshelf Challenge! You’ll need to pick books based on the color of their spines as listed below, and then follow the prompts – all in your video. Don’t forget to use the #LoveAThon hashtag!

RED: Flip to page 119, and find the first line of the third paragraph. This line is the first sentence of a book about you.

ORANGE: Flip to page 3. The first name you see when you crack open the book is your book BFF.

YELLOW: Flip to page 185. The first body part mentioned is where your superpower is.

GREEN: Flip to page 238. The first place mentioned is where your book is set.

BLUE: Flip to page 45. The first name you see when you crack open the book is your book boyfriend/girlfriend.

PURPLE: Flip to page 77. The first adjective used describes your book boyfriend.

PINK: Flip to page 94. The first name you see is your fictional nemesis.

BROWN: Flip to page 216. The first object you see is your weapon of choice.

BLACK: Flip to pages 198, 228 & 146, and find one name on each page. These people will be your apocalypse squad.

WHITE: Flip to page 28, and find the second sentence of the fifth paragraph. This is the last thing you will ever say in your book. (Or is it?)

Not only that, but there are also three hosts on YouTube to help out around that platform:

Go check out their videos and channels when you have the chance!

Who would your book boyfriend/girlfriend be? What about your apocalypse squad? Follow the rules above and let me know!

Hosts: Alexa, Cee, Hazel, Mel

The Amazing Book is Not on Fire Review

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Title: The Amazing Book is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil
Authors: Dan Howell (danisnotonfire) and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil)
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: October 13, 2015
Genre: Nonfiction – Biography, Humor
Pages: 224
Format: Purchased Hardcover & Audible Audiobook

“The Amazing Book is Not on Fire” is a book that was written by two YouTube stars who are best friends: danisnotonfire and AmazingPhil. The book is kind of like a companion to their channels and who they are as people and reflect their personalities in the pages. It’s a biography with lots of humor, advice, and crazy stories, and if you’re a fan of these two YouTubers I highly recommend you pick up their book.

So I find it difficult to talk about nonfiction. With fiction I can go on and on about character development, plot devices, settings, etc. But with nonfiction it’s like I’m judging the actual people and that’s, well.. Scary? Empowering? Mostly scary.

But I recently started watching these two right after the time their book came out in the U.S. I found them to be hilarious, charming, and totally… awesome! Really. So when I saw one of their videos where they talked about their book, I knew I had to get it – to get into more of the world of Dan and Phil.

The book started from their birth – literally – where the two asked their moms about what it was like giving birth to them and all that. They talk about growing up, their school lives, and their YouTube origins. Normally I’d probably find this kind of thing boring, but I think that because I had seen them, saw their personalities on video before reading that I was able to get the humor and logic behind some of what they talked about.

And not only did they talk about growing up, they gave advice for those who might want to start their own YouTube channels: why you want to do it, what kind of content you want to make, how to make it happen… And it’s all really simple, easy to take advice! As I started my own YouTube channel last year, I’ve been learning and developing ever since (except the last few months where I haven’t made anything… lazy!). But it’s always good advice to think about as a possibility for a different channel or different content – or even just a reminder about why I made my channel in the first place.

It’s got fanfiction written by them about them (and I was really impressed with Dan’s story), it’s got deep discussions, it’s got stories about their time meeting One Direction, what really happened in Las Vegas, and they even share bits of their diaries from when they were preteens.

There’s lot of funny, goofy, and lovely pictures throughout the entire book; the book itself has a pretty kind of reflective, high quality paper that’s good for photos. So, really, it made it a lot more entertaining with the pictures.

Overall, I loved this book and I thought it was a great addition for fans of these two to have and that it really gave a nice shine and look into who Dan and Phil are a bit more.

I rate this book 5/5 stars and highly recommend it, especially if you’re into YouTube.