Category: Memes

Mailbox Monday & What’s New (#IMWAYR) – 1/29/17

Mailbox Monday & What’s New (#IMWAYR) – 1/29/17

Mailbox Mondays are hosted by the ladies over on the Mailbox Monday blog.  Hop on over to see the rest of today’s linkups and show them some love! Hello my loves!  Happy Monday!  I hope everybody got through the weekend alright – I know for some of us, it’s been a struggle… physically… emotionally… politically…. But I digress! I know last week I said I was done ordering hard copy books for a while, but last Wednesday, I panicked a little bit.  This was part “state of the world” and part “I’ve just started reading 1984“.  In my frenzied stupor, I’ve […]

Posted January 30, 2017 in Memes // 9 Comments //
Finishing Books – #BookBloggerHop

Finishing Books – #BookBloggerHop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Billy on Ramblings of a Coffee Addict.  This week’s question is: “How many books have you started, but just couldn’t finish?”   Check out the linkup to see everyone’s answers! It’s difficult for me to put a book down.  I know how much work goes into writing them. There’s the drafting. Then the editing. Then the redrafting. Then submission and cover letters and inquiries and reading and rewrites prompted by agents, editors, publishing houses.  There’s title changes, cover releases, marketing, promotion, book readings and signings.  A lot of work and love goes into a story, […]

Posted January 27, 2017 in Bookish Things, Memes // 9 Comments //
Top Ten Classics You Should Read Before You Die

Top Ten Classics You Should Read Before You Die

When people ask me what I like to read, my answer is “fantasy, classics, and historical fiction”.  For some reason, the one that folks have the most difficult time wrapping their head around is “classics.”  I can’t imagine why.  These books have laid the groundwork for the novels people devour today, and so many of them still hold their own.  Whether it’s the beauty of the language, or the vivacity of the story, every classic is worth picking up. For the purpose of this list, I’ve excluded all non-fiction as well as the books that will almost definitely be red […]

Posted January 24, 2017 in Memes // 11 Comments //
Mailbox Monday & What’s New – 1/23/17

Mailbox Monday & What’s New – 1/23/17

Good morning all!  I hope everyone had a delightful weekend. I’m afraid this may be my last mailbox Monday until my next Audible haul, unless I come across something completely delicious.  My last two books from my Thriftbooks purchase came in last week.  They’re both sequels to books I’m currently reading and I’m excited to add them to my TBR pile! Something Rotten is the fourth installment in the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde.  Thursday Next is one of the few series that can make me laugh out loud, and yet somehow I seem to only manage to get […]

Posted January 23, 2017 in Memes // 9 Comments //
Mailbox Monday & What’s New

Mailbox Monday & What’s New

I don’t buy a lot of books anymore, because my bookshelves are at capacity and I live in an apartment building.  Nonetheless, when I realized I had a coupon to Thriftbooks (I love Thriftbooks), I couldn’t resist.  The first of the books came this week! I listened to The Help by Kathryn Stockett last fall and fell in love with the power of the story again.  The film is an excellent testament to the tale, but the book is even stronger.  I’m proud to have this one as part of my library.  Each woman featured in this book is a pillar […]

Posted January 16, 2017 in Memes, Reading // 7 Comments //