Tag: Top Ten Tuesdays

The Characters Who Made “Meh” Books Tolerable

The Characters Who Made “Meh” Books Tolerable

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 […]

Posted April 3, 2018 in Memes // 17 Comments //
Stories from around the world.

Stories from around the world. <3

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 […]

Posted March 27, 2018 in Memes // 22 Comments //
The Things I’d Like to Read This Spring

The Things I’d Like to Read This Spring

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 […]

Posted March 20, 2018 in Memes // 8 Comments //
Why Were These Books on My TBR So Long?!

Why Were These Books on My TBR So Long?!

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 […]

Posted March 13, 2018 in Memes // 4 Comments //
A Collection of Bookish Quotes

A Collection of Bookish Quotes

I often find comfort in books.  Whether it’s a lighthearted jab or deep words of wisdom, or a moment of inspiration… books have a lot of things to say about life and love and humor and hope. Today, I’m going to share a few favorites with you. <3 “The thing about growing up with Fred and George,” said Ginny thoughtfully, “is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince “Even a book can be dangerous in the wrong hands, and when that happens, you blame the hands, but […]

Posted March 6, 2018 in Memes // 10 Comments //
Books I Could Re-read Forever

Books I Could Re-read Forever

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to my Crossing booklist! In The Queen of the Tearling, people were allowed to take a maximum of ten books with them to the new world.  Books, while culturally important and sentimental, are heavy and technically unnecessary unless they contained medical information… so each passenger was allowed a maximum of ten.  These are fiction, or books that were close to peoples’ hearts.  Not a desert island booklist – these books did not need to have any practical value. You’ll be delighted to hear that in Queen of the Tearling, all 7 Harry Potter books made the Crossing.  Mine only has […]

Posted February 27, 2018 in Memes // 30 Comments //