Tag: Top Ten Tuesday

Empathy-Building Reads For Young Adults

Empathy-Building Reads For Young Adults

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about Back to School – and it’s a freebie!  Last year I made a list of some of my favorite books from my school years.  This year, I wanted to make a list of books that I thought should taught in schools because of the life-relevant lessons that can be learned from them. In making this list, it occurred to me that most these books probably wouldn’t make it to school reading lists because of the way our country perceives these topics.  I’ve chosen books that discuss everything from  racism to homophobia and […]

Posted August 28, 2018 in Memes // 18 Comments //
What to Do When You’ve Got the Reading Slump Blues?

What to Do When You’ve Got the Reading Slump Blues?

Summer is one of those times of year when I’m really prone to the Reading Slump Blues.  Either the sun is bright and the skies are so impossibly blue that it feels like a dream… or the humidity wraps its foggy fingers around your neck and chokes the breath out of you.  The prime time to be lost in a book in New England is during its exquisite autumn. But it’s August, loves, and what to do when your got the Reading Slump Blues?  Here’s a handful of suggestions that work for me. Stop reading that book! I think that […]

Posted August 21, 2018 in Memes // 20 Comments //
Popular Books That Lived Up to the Hype

Popular Books That Lived Up to the Hype

Who among us haven’t seen books basically go viral and think “I should read that because everyone else is reading it!”?  While this can be super awesome and really get some great exposure for new books, this can also be a trap.  What if the book is just sort of okay?  What if you’ve been dreaming about this really cool-sounding plot and suddenly the book blows up because “OMG, Balthasar is suuuuuuch a hunk!”  but that’s not what you’re going into the book for and what if the plot is actually terrible and… just… ack! Hyped books can be exciting, and […]

Posted July 31, 2018 in Memes // 24 Comments //
The Books In the Places I Remember

The Books In the Places I Remember

In The Hazel Wood, Alice searches through her memories and finds books.  The books  she read when she was living in California, the books from Montana or Ohio… for Alice, her memories are in the places and in books.  I don’t think I’m quite like Alice, but a lot of my memories have books imprinted into them. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak I read The Book Thief aboard the Norwegian Breakaway in 2015.  I had already seen the movie by then – I went to see it by myself at an afternoon matinee on one of my odd Wednesdays off and […]

Posted July 24, 2018 in Uncategorized // 26 Comments //
Top Ten “Older” Books I Don’t Want People To Forget

Top Ten “Older” Books I Don’t Want People To Forget

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a freebie, and as such, I decided to go deep into the TTT archive and come up with something close to my heart.  You, my lovely followers, will know that I’m not always on top of the hottest books.  Sure, I read Children of Blood and Bone the month it was published, but it took me a year to get to The Hate U Give and I just read the hugely popular The Perks of Being a Wallflower last month (it was published in 1999).  I love reading older books, ones that may have been hyped […]

Posted July 10, 2018 in Memes // 23 Comments //
Ten STUGGLE Books that I’m Glad I Read – #TTT

Ten STUGGLE Books that I’m Glad I Read – #TTT

Struggle books.  We all have them, right?  Books we pick up and immediately go “no whyyyyyyy”.  Where the characters is ultimately horrible or there are SO MANY words you feel like your head is going to explode?  For today’s Top Ten Tuesday, the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish encourage us to find those difficult to read books and share them.  For me, I wanted to pick the ones where I got over the hurdle and ended up enjoying them, at least enough to say I was glad to have read them once. I’m going to list these […]

Posted September 5, 2017 in Memes // 16 Comments //