Tag: Top Ten Tuesdays

Adieu, Books!  Be Gone from my TBR!

Adieu, Books! Be Gone from my TBR!

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 […]

Posted February 20, 2018 in Memes // 10 Comments //
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

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 […]

Posted February 13, 2018 in Memes // 21 Comments //
Books that Have Been on My TBR FOREVER

Books that Have Been on My TBR FOREVER

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 […]

Posted February 6, 2018 in Memes // 10 Comments //
These Books Were a Bad Plan… Why Did I Read Them?!

These Books Were a Bad Plan… Why Did I Read Them?!

Over the years, I’ve read a lot of books.  I’ve gone through a lot of phases.  Not all of these books are gems.  That isn’t to say that they are the worst books in the world – in fact, for the purposes of this list, I’m going with books that aren’t necessarily bad books – but man, oh man… they were not good fits for me.  Looking back on these, I wouldn’t pick these up again.  The glitz and glamour is gone! Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot This book was the most frustrating read because despite the title, […]

Posted January 30, 2018 in Memes // 14 Comments //
Great Books I Don’t Remember

Great Books I Don’t Remember

I’ve been a bookworm for as long as I can remember.  Some of my earliest memories are reading books – to myself, with my parents, with my peers.  “Go out to play!” my parents said. “Ugh,” said I, whilst grabbing a book to read. The problem with always having my head stuck in a book is that I’ve forgotten a lot of them.  Blogging and Goodreads?  They help resurrect my memories of a particular novel.  Unfortunately, in the time before I started tracking my reading and in the times I have lapsed… the books have fluttered out of my mind.  Even […]

Posted January 23, 2018 in Memes // 18 Comments //
I Wish There Were More _______ In Books

I Wish There Were More _______ In Books

There are a few kinds of books I get passionate about. Books with really amazing, beautiful writing. Books with incredible, loveable/hateable characters. Books I absolutely cannot predict what is this madness. Books with amazing relationship dynamics that make my heart flutter. I also think that we all have a few things that we love dearly that we wish we could find more of in books.  Things that we wish were written about a little more!  I have a bunch, and I’m actively seeking more so if you know any, please let me know in the comments so I can add […]

Posted January 16, 2018 in Memes // 6 Comments //