Tag: Top Ten Tuesdays

Series I’ve Given Up On

Series I’ve Given Up On

Some series are more trouble than they’re worth.  Some start off really good, and then you start to hate the world or the characters and you just can’t any more.  Others go on for so gosh darn long that if you have to read another word, you’ll scream.  And others?  Well, on others you tried the first book and it just didn’t suit, and that’s okay. I have soooo many unfinished series, it isn’t even funny. Here’s a few, for fun. Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter (Laurell K. Hamilton) I actually really enjoy the first handful of books in this series.  Okay, […]

Posted June 26, 2018 in Memes // 30 Comments //
Beachside Reads for the Non-Beachside Person

Beachside Reads for the Non-Beachside Person

The last time I can remember actually being at the beach was summer 2016.  We were on vacation in Maine with our friends and we all decided to go to Old Orchard Beach.  I went, and spent a great deal of time following their toddler around and NOT going in the water.  Two reasons: The Northern Atlantic Ocean is cold.  Even in June. As it turns out there are THINGS in the ocean.  Things that didn’t bother when I was nine, but now am super aware of.  Like jellyfish.  And giant squids.  Odds of seeing a giant squid?  Low.  Not gonna […]

Posted June 19, 2018 in Memes // 26 Comments //
Bookish Worlds I’d Never Want to Live In

Bookish Worlds I’d Never Want to Live In

If you’re like me and you read a lot of fantasy novels, then you know how cruel the world can be.  Most contemporary novels are fluffy or thrillers, but ultimately they are our world and we already live in it, like it or not.  Science fiction and fantasy?  Those are dark places, more often than not.  And while a lot of us would love to go to Hogwarts, I’m sure there are places we can all agree we’d rather not go to. Midworld The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, The Waste Lands, Wizard and Glass, The Wind Through the […]

Posted May 29, 2018 in Memes // 20 Comments //
The Delights of a Well-Named Character

The Delights of a Well-Named Character

I will unabashedly admit I get attached to characters because I like their names.  I read a lot of fantasy and the names get to be quite original and fun.  For example, last week I finished Etiquette & Espionage.  The main character had the delightful moniker “Sophronia” and her dog’s name was Bumbersnoot.  For the record, when asked why he should be called Bumbersnoot, her response was a very adept, “Why not?”.  Yes.  Love it. I don’t have ten, because I feel like names are very personal and I didn’t want to choose just funny or pretty names.  The name we give […]

Posted May 22, 2018 in Memes // 16 Comments //
Braggable Books (And Other Times When Readers Can Be A Bit Pretentious).

Braggable Books (And Other Times When Readers Can Be A Bit Pretentious).

Instead of focusing on books for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the fabulous Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl), I want to focus on us readers. I have been told by non-readers that sometimes, when I talk about my reading… I come off as a bit pretentious.  Has anyone else ever had this problem?  When we genuinely love what we do and the books we read, but sometimes blur the line between excited sharing and being a bit of a snob? Here are a few times where people have called me out: In discussing Game of Thrones, I throw […]

Posted May 15, 2018 in Memes // 20 Comments //
Today is Brought to You By the Color Purple – #TTT

Today is Brought to You By the Color Purple – #TTT

Today is a celebration of the color purple. To be completely honest, I am keen on all sorts of colors, but purple makes me smile.  It’s regal and pretty and the color of lilacs and dreams.  I have exactly twelve books in my personal library that are purple-ish enough to qualify – so voila!  Twelve glorious books in perfect purpleness just for you on this fine Tuesday.             I’m not the sort of person who rainbow-organizes her books.  The aesthetic-lover in me WANTS to, but the more sensible, organized mind knows I’d never be able to find ANYTHING if I […]

Posted May 8, 2018 in Memes // 17 Comments //