Tag: Top Ten Tuesdays

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

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

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

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 […]

The Characters Who Made “Meh” Books Tolerable

The Characters Who Made “Meh” Books Tolerable

Posted April 3, 2018 in Memes // 17 Comments

Over the last two years, I’ve read a lot of books, but not all of them have been gold medal winners.  Some have been *so* frustrating, and others the worst kind of predictable.  Love triangles, overflowing with cheese… I could go on. I do acknowledge, though, not all books are purely unenjoyable.  Sometimes, there will be characters that stand out even if I don’t like the story.  Here are some characters of note.      Sydney Sage Bloodlines by Richelle Mead Tess Legend by Marie Lu The Faeries So Silver Bright by Lisa Mantchev Indie Crossed by Ally Condie Letty Hempstock […]

Stories from around the world.

Stories from around the world. <3

Posted March 27, 2018 in Memes // 22 Comments

It’s so easy to fall into our own culture without looking outside ourselves and finding the places and the stories that exist outside out own continent.  I think movies like Black Panther are important in that way – praising the beauty of people rarely seen and reminding us that there’s a greater world outside our front door… and we are all one people. Before I write any more of this post, I want to apologize for the whiteness of all these characters.  The beauty of writing an internationally inspired Top Ten is that we have the opportunity to showcase various […]

The Things I’d Like to Read This Spring

The Things I’d Like to Read This Spring

Posted March 20, 2018 in Memes // 8 Comments

Last autumn, I tried to do an Autumn TBR per a Top Ten Tuesday Prompt.  I might have read half of those.  These days, most of my physical books are in my three different TBR jars, so I pick them at random.  THAT SAID, yikes, there are some things I’d really like to get to reading.  February, in particular, was a month reading the things I was supposed to rather than the things I wanted to. So, as the snow melts and seasons change, here’s a few things I’d like to read in the next few months.  No promises! Ready Player One by Ernest […]

Why Were These Books on My TBR So Long?!

Why Were These Books on My TBR So Long?!

Posted March 13, 2018 in Memes // 4 Comments

Guys, let my life be a lesson to you: pay attention to your TBR. You put stuff on there for a reason.  You put it there because someone said the book was AMAZING.  Because the cover was glamorous.  Because something in the summary called to your heart and you knew you needed that book.  Sure, you’ll go through and some of them will be duds.  But some of them will be magical. I am notorious for falling to series and rereads and ignoring my TBR.  Mistake. In the last year, I’ve gone back to the beginning of my TBR and reading […]