Tag: Top Ten Tuesdays

Books I Meant to Read in 2017 but Hahaha NOPE.

Books I Meant to Read in 2017 but Hahaha NOPE.

Aaaaah guys.  While 2017 was the best ever reading year for me (thank you audiobooks, I love you), I missed out on so many good, hype-ish things.  Things people loved.  Things I know I would love.  The books people started talking about last year and the books people have been talking about for ages. I want to read them all.  Can I just, like, clone myself and and have clone!me go to work and be social and whatnot while real!me drinks tea and reads books all day?  That’s a sustainable lifestyle, right? I’m telling myself that this year, I’ll get […]

Posted January 9, 2018 in Memes // 22 Comments //
My Best of the Best, Creme de la Creme Reads of 2017

My Best of the Best, Creme de la Creme Reads of 2017

This is the inevitable post of the year, when we have to go through our amazing list of wonderful reads and pick favorites.  Guys, this is the worst.  It is hard.  There are so many good books that came out this year, but there are also a lot of great books that I read that came out last year.  Or two years ago.  Or ten years ago. Rather than just feature 2017 books, I’ve chosen to drive myself crazy and feature the reads that met and exceeded expectations this year.  The ones that wrapped me up in their worlds and wouldn’t let […]

Posted December 12, 2017 in Memes // 34 Comments //
The Importance of Reading with Children

The Importance of Reading with Children

The day before my best friend’s wedding back in early October, I was asked to come to their house and watch the girls for a couple hours so they both could get some last minute important stuff done.  Of course I agreed – not only was it the day before the wedding, but I adore their girls.  They are the kids I compare all other kids to, in a good way.  Also, it was an easy task.  First of all, the toddler was napping.  Secondly, the nine-year-old was “reading Harry Potter so she probably won’t even look up and say hi.” […]

Posted November 14, 2017 in Memes // 12 Comments //
Halloween Characters I Love

Halloween Characters I Love <3

Happy Halloween, my beautiful monsters! Do you folks have plans today?  I live in the States, and while we love the commercialization of this holiday… I’m too old to go trick-or-treating, and too lame to go to a fabulous grown-up Halloween party where there are cheesy themed drinks like Zombie Cocktails and Poisoned Appletinis.  I have a fab 1950s-esque dress I think I’ll wear to work today, but otherwise my Halloween spirit is zilch.  Which sucks because I actually adore this season… I just, you know, have no time. I’m going to take a wee break from bookish things today and for […]

Posted October 31, 2017 in Memes // 12 Comments //
Some of my favorite, really long stories in book titles

Some of my favorite, really long stories in book titles

In my college writing classes, there were a lot of length-related challenges to push us outside our comfort zones.  We’d be challenged to write ten page stories, and one sentence story.  I am extraordinarily bad at writing my own stories in one sentence, but I love reading them. So I was thinking about this week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt looking for fun or unique book titles, and the ones that immediately jumped out to me were the long ones.  The book titles that are stories in themselves are my favorite ones to discover.  They make me imagine stories that are often […]

Posted October 24, 2017 in Memes // 8 Comments //
Meet a Few KICK ASS Ladies in Fantasy

Meet a Few KICK ASS Ladies in Fantasy

Many moons ago, I wrote a post about my Top Three Strong Female Characters.  This list featured Holly Short, Hermione Granger, and Max.  While all three of them are excellent characters, I’ve been really wanting to create an updated list, because a strong, sassy female character is my weakness.  Do you have a heroine that kicks ass?  I need to know all about her.  Like, now. I have a great big list of Strong Female Characters on Goodreads, and I also have a tag on the blog for it.  Needless to repeat, these girls are the peanut butter to my jelly […]

Posted September 26, 2017 in Memes // 7 Comments //