Tag: Top Ten Tuesday

10 Warm & Cozy Winter Reading Tips

10 Warm & Cozy Winter Reading Tips

Here in New England, the chills of winter are already upon us.  We enjoyed Thanksgiving at a crisp 17-degrees Fahrenheit, and I am hoping that isn’t an omen of an even colder winter to come.  On frozen days like these, it is an easy choice to curl up with a book and disappear somewhere more exotic than the white snowy wasteland outside my window. For me, reading comfortably is all about atmosphere and the quality of the book I’m reading.  I can’t read if my husband is watching TV right next to me, for example.  For the coziest, comfiest, happiest […]

Posted December 4, 2018 in Memes // 20 Comments //
10 Book Bloggerish Things I am Grateful for this Year

10 Book Bloggerish Things I am Grateful for this Year

Bonjour, mes chers. American Thanksgiving is this Thursday and while it had some grisly, mortifying beginnings, it has become a day for family and gratitude and reflection.  And, frankly, for food.  Big focus on food.  But it’s still a good time to look back and reflect on the previous year and find things that have brought us joy and to be grateful for them. I didn’t do one of these last year, so I really wanted to remedy that this year. I a grateful for… a consistent readership base. We bloggers but a lot of work into our content for […]

Posted November 20, 2018 in Memes // 12 Comments //
Dear TBR Jar:  Send Me These 9 Books

Dear TBR Jar: Send Me These 9 Books

I have resigned myself to the fact that my TBR is eternal and there’s nothing I can do about it.  There are simply too many books out there that sound so wonderful, and life is too short… and these days, I really only have time to read on the weekends, anyway. Except for audiobooks.  With an 87 mile commute each way, audiobooks are my life.  All hail audiobooks! Because of my limited time and space, I’m supposed to be pretty strict about what I read.  I go through my TBR shelf on Goodreads in chronological order of when I added the […]

Posted November 6, 2018 in Memes // 14 Comments //
Ghost Stories You Simply Must Read

Ghost Stories You Simply Must Read

Almost everyone likes a thrill every once and a while.  While I don’t love horror novels, I do like ghost stories!  And sometimes, they come unexpected.  I’ve read a few books in the last couple years that I thought were going to be about witches or mermaids, but ended up being ghost stories!  Color me thrilled. As Halloween is tomorrow, there’s still a little time for spooks and thrills!  If you’re keen for a ghost story, may I suggest nine of the ones I’ve read recently?  I enjoyed them all.    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow / Featuring the famous headless […]

Posted October 30, 2018 in Memes // 19 Comments //
My Top Ten (Disney) Villains

My Top Ten (Disney) Villains

Nothing makes a great story like a good villain.  Your hero can be shining and sanctimonious, but they are nothing without a good villain trying to take them down at every turn. There are plenty of great villains throughout literature and cinema, but some of the most notable villains are from Disney films.  They’re iconic!  And it’s really difficult to pick just ten because with a few notable exceptions, they’re all really enjoyable characters… or at least… characters we love to hate. So, what follows is my favorite Disney villains – either for their villain effectiveness, or because I actually […]

Posted October 23, 2018 in Memes // 14 Comments //
Five Incredible Bookstores & Libraries You May Want to Include in Your Travel Plans

Five Incredible Bookstores & Libraries You May Want to Include in Your Travel Plans

Lets talk about something other than books themselves. Lets talk about the places that hold books.  You know, there are a lot of really interesting, amazing bookstores and libraries in the world.  I’m not the type of traveller that would specifically go looking for a library on vacation (my love of history fills up my itinerary enough) but I definitely appreciate some of these beautiful, bookish places. Librairie Avant-Garde Nanjing, China The Library Avant-Garde is located in an underground parking lot, reclaimed by books.  This site was at one time a bomb shelter, then later a parking lot, all before […]

Posted October 16, 2018 in Memes // 18 Comments //