Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Want to Re-Read

Today’s Topic: Books I Want to Read Again

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I’m one of those readers who like to re-visit the stories I love over and over again. Those books become like old friends to me and I have hundreds of them.

So, in order to shorten this list to a manageable size, I’ve chosen to list newer releases that I’ve only read once so far, but would love to read again. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Want to Re-Read”

Top Ten Tuesday – Why I Am Thankful for Books

Today’s Topic: Thanksgiving Freebie

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Well, with Thanksgiving this week, one thing I’m certainly thankful for is that 2020 is almost over! (Can I get an amen?)

In all seriousness, I wanted to dig a bit deeper with this freebie to share what books and reading have done for me and why I am thankful for them, specifically.

And to my fellow Top Ten Tuesday-ers, I am thankful for you all and this little community hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. In a year full of challenges where I feel overwhelmed most days, this is one of the few posts I’ve kept up regularly on my blog, because of the connection it gives me.  Many times it’s the small things that make the most difference in our lives. So thank you.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Real-Life Settings

Today’s Topic: Halloween Freebie

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I’m sorry to say that I’ve never been that big of a fan of Halloween. So, I’m going way off course on this week’s freebie.

As someone who loves to travel and experience new faces and places, I find books offer the perfect substitute during these travel-restricted times. Today, I’m featuring books set in places I have or would like to visit in real life. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Real-Life Settings”

Top Ten Tuesday – Books I’ve Read because They Were Recommended by Rachel McMillan

Today’s Topic:  Books I Read Because Someone Recommended Them to Me

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I know what types of books I like to read. That’s not to say I can’t be influenced to read something that might not normally catch my eye. But I rarely remember who first piqued my interest in a specific book once I decide to read it…with one exception.

Rachel McMillan is an author (and a great one at that) who also has wonderful taste in and a special knack for recommending amazing books. All it takes is her gushing review and that book automatically goes on my TBR list. She is my go-to person for book recommendations and I trust her implicitly. With few exceptions (I’m looking at you Villette), I LOVE every single one of her recommendations. And my TBR list should either thank her or villify her for expanding beyond what I will ever be able to read in a lifetime.

Here are just a few books I discovered thanks to Rachel. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Books I’ve Read because They Were Recommended by Rachel McMillan”

Top Ten Tuesday – Fall Book Titles

Today’s Topic:  Book Covers with Fall Colors/Vibes (or spring if you live in the southern hemisphere)

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Hmm…I decided to interpret this week’s prompt loosely. Very loosely. This week, I’m featuring books with fall in their titles. And strangely enough, even though most of these aren’t about Fall, some of these covers still give me fall vibes. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Fall Book Titles”

Top Ten Tuesday – Evocative Book Covers

Today’s Topic: Cover Freebie

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Art serves many purposes, but one of the most important is to make us think and feel, to evoke emotion in us and to help us to see things with fresh eyes. In my opinion, book cover art is no different. Although it’s main design is to sell the story inside. The image tells us what to expect. But good book art can also create the same reaction as other types of art.

For this week’s prompt, I want to share covers which have not only grabbed my eye, but have caused me to feel or to take action. Some of these covers motivated me to purchase the book, without knowing anything about it. Others have artwork I wish I could use in my home. And then there are those that evoke strong emotion in me, whether that is yearning, comfort, wistfulness or familiarity. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Evocative Book Covers”