Tag: Top Ten Tuesdays

A Collection of Bookish Quotes

A Collection of Bookish Quotes

Posted March 6, 2018 in Memes // 10 Comments

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 […]

Books I Could Re-read Forever

Books I Could Re-read Forever

Posted February 27, 2018 in Memes // 30 Comments

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 […]

Adieu, Books!  Be Gone from my TBR!

Adieu, Books! Be Gone from my TBR!

Posted February 20, 2018 in Memes // 10 Comments

Sometimes, I look at my TBR and wonder precisely what I was thinking.  Did I add some of these books when I was deliriously sick?  What in the bloody world was going on in my head.  Not that these books are bad – certainly, they can’t be all bad.  But there are times I look at the cover even and can’t figure out what pulled me in. Fortunately, those are a really good way for me to pare down my TBR.  Weird, boring, unappealing, totally random?  Adieu, my sweets. Some of my most recent removals include the following.      The […]

I Love You, I Cherish You, Please Don’t Die // Characters I LOVE in Fiction

I Love You, I Cherish You, Please Don’t Die // Characters I LOVE in Fiction

Posted February 13, 2018 in Bookish Things, Memes // 21 Comments

Raise your hand if you’ve ever read a book and immediately fallen in love with a character. It doesn’t have to be the protagonist.  It could be a weird, random side character that only appears occasionally.  It could be a character that dies.  A character that comes back to life.  It could be a large bear.  Whichever way it is, that character makes you smile like a fool every time they’re mentioned.  You know they’re the best character in the book, and will argue it to the death. They’re the characters you fall in love with.  The ones you will […]

Books that Have Been on My TBR FOREVER

Books that Have Been on My TBR FOREVER

Posted February 6, 2018 in Memes // 10 Comments

Last year, I decided to re-focus my audiobook reading on looking at old books on my TBR.  In 2011 & 2014, I started getting more serious about using the “Want to Read” shelf on Goodreads, and I’ve been adding things that sound vaguely interesting ever since. Unfortunately, I have pretty limited library access due to my working hours, so over the years I’ve bought TBR books secondhand.  I figure, they only cost me about $4.00 through Thriftbooks, and I wanted to read them at some point, sooo….  This meant that I ended up with WAY too many books (I purged […]