Top Ten Tuesday: Sitting Between Ralph Waldo Emerson and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Top Ten Tuesday: Sitting Between Ralph Waldo Emerson and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly list making meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and it’s one of my favorite things about book blogging! Each week is a fun new topic for us all to flail over, and I love creating my own list just as much as I love perusing everyone else’s! I’ve found both amazing books to add to my TBR pile, and amazing people to add to my life! This week’s topic? Top Ten Authors To Meet – Spun Your Way I thought about how I wanted to do this topic for a while, but eventually decided that as much fun as I have meeting authors (and I really do!!), and that as many present day really interesting and cool authors exist, I wanted to go a different way. One thing I’ve thought about a lot is that question of “If you could meet any 10 people in the world, who would they be?” – but I like to take it a bit further and imagine if I were meeting those 10 people all at once, and they were meeting each other too … which is why I decided to come up with a seating chart […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten(ish) Books You’ll Fly Through

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten(ish) Books You’ll Fly Through

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly list making meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and it’s one of my favorite things about book blogging! Each week is a fun new topic for us all to flail over, and I love creating my own list just as much as I love perusing everyone else’s! I’ve found both amazing books to add to my TBR pile, and amazing people to add to my life! This week’s topic? Top Ten Books You Can Read in a Day Honestly, I haven’t been this excited about a Top Ten Tuesday in a long time – and not even really because of my choices, but because I can’t wait to see what everybody else picks! There’s something so immensely satisfying about getting so wrapped up in a story that you literally can’t do anything else until you finish it, and I really hope to find some others to add to my TBR! The War That Saved My Life | Warriors | Ella Enchanted | Grounded | Once There is really something to be said for everyone, not just kids, picking up middle grade books every now and then. Some of them can pack quite a punch […]

Top Ten Tuesday: My Spring TBR!

Top Ten Tuesday: My Spring TBR!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly list making meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and it’s one of my favorite things about book blogging! Each week is a fun new topic for us all to flail over, and I love creating my own list just as much as I love perusing everyone else’s! I’ve found both amazing books to add to my TBR pile, and amazing people to add to my life! This week’s topic? My Spring TBR Oof. The dreaded TBR. For some, it’s a great way to categorize their books and keep themselves organized when it comes to the massive influx of books they have coming in to their homes. For others, it’s this thing looming in the background of their lives every day, just waiting to topple over and crush them with words and feelings and the knowledge that we are just never ever ever going to be able to get to all the books they want to read. For me, it’s kind of a mix between the two. I’ve learned to really let the pressure of a TO BE READ shelf drop off my shoulders a lot, and that’s been great – do I want […]

Top Ten Tues(Thurs)day: My Favorite Picture Books + One Bookish Video

Top Ten Tues(Thurs)day: My Favorite Picture Books + One Bookish Video

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly list making meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and it’s one of my favorite things about book blogging! Each week is a fun new topic for us all to flail over, and I love creating my own list just as much as I love perusing everyone else’s! I’ve found both amazing books to add to my TBR pile, and amazing people to add to my life! This week’s topic? Top Ten Favorite Visual Books (Graphic Novels, Picture Books, Comics, etc) I had such a fun trip down memory lane with this post – these might not be the actual best drawings that are in picture books (and I’m sure that they aren’t), but these were some of my favorite and bring back the happiest memories. I know that it’s only natural that so many of them are from the late 80s and early 90s, as that’s when I was a young child – but what’s so interesting to me is that in looking at those compared to (most) picture books today, I still prefer those drawings! I wonder if it’s because that’s what I grew up on; that I have a natural predisposition […]

Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Releases I … Still Haven’t Read

Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Releases I … Still Haven’t Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly list making meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and it’s one of my favorite things about book blogging! Each week is a fun new topic for us all to flail over, and I love creating my own list just as much as I love perusing everyone else’s! I’ve found both amazing books to add to my TBR pile, and amazing people to add to my life! This week’s topic? Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read… But Didn’t Get To… (But TOTALLY plan to Read!) Starflight by Melissa Landers Published January 2016 I have heard SO. MANY. GOOD. THINGS. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Published February 2016 Who doesn’t want to be destroyed by a Ruta Sepetys book? A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab Published February 2016 But okay – how is this still unread on my shelf? At the Edge of Summer by Jessica Brockmole Published May 2016 Another hist fic novel from the author of Letters From Skye? YES PLEASE. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, etc Published June 2016 So many good reviews. So much peer pressure. So much need to read this book already. […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Halloween TV Episodes

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Halloween TV Episodes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly list making meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and it’s one of my favorite things about book blogging! Each week is a fun new topic for us all to flail over, and I love creating my own list just as much as I love perusing everyone else’s! I’ve found both amazing books to add to my TBR pile, and amazing people to add to my life! This week’s topic? (Well, technically it was a freebie, but this is what I ended up going with!) The Office has had so many GREAT Halloween episodes, how is it even possible to pick just one?! (Spoiler alert, I picked two…) Most memorable part of the episode: The part featured in this gif, of course! I LIVE for PB&J air high-fives. Ok, let’s be real – it wouldn’t be a Halloween list without Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin! Most memorable part of the episode: *hides under rock as she realizes she really should watch this again sometime soon…* I honestly don’t think I realized how much I missed Boy Meets World until I saw this pop up in memorable Halloween episodes – now I want to go […]

Top Ten Tuesday: “I think you should read …”

Top Ten Tuesday: “I think you should read …”

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly list making meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and it’s one of my favorite things about book blogging! Each week is a fun new topic for us all to flail over, and I love creating my own list just as much as I love perusing everyone else’s! I’ve found both amazing books to add to my TBR pile, and amazing people to add to my life! This week’s topic? Top Ten Books That Were Recommended To Me Maybe in Another Life was a book that I had heard bits and pieces about from a lot of places, but the three bloggers I credit with finally convincing me to pick this one up are Hannah @ So Obsessed With, Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner, and Lauren @ Bookmark Lit. I first saw Gillian @ Writer of Wrongs and Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner freaking out about this Summers at Castle Auburn on Twitter, and let’s just say my interest was PIQUED. This was one of the first tweets I remember seeing about it: which then turned into me saying this about the book: In short, THAT IS A BOOK WORTH READING. Daughter of Smoke […]