Top Ten Tuesday -Book Releases I’m Most Looking Forward to for the Rest of 2019

Today’s Topic: Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019

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I’m not exactly following the correct prompt for this week. But I will be out of the country for the next several weeks and was really excited about the prompt for next week.  I am really looking forward to some of the new releases for the last half of this year and have chosen to share those with you now. I’m feeling a bit proud of myself since my choices span a range of genres. But I”ll try to keep my gloating to a minimum. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday -Book Releases I’m Most Looking Forward to for the Rest of 2019”

Top Ten Tuesday – Books From My Favorite Genre

Today’s Topic:  Books From My Favorite Genre

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Okay ya’ll. As most of you know by now, historical fiction is my go-to genre every time. And I’ve read a ton of it over the years. So historical fiction titles appear frequently in my Top Ten Lists. Many of the same titles show up over and over again since they are my favorites.

However, I decided to challenge myself a bit this week by listing books which haven’t made frequent appearances on my website already. That does not necessarily mean I have never mentioned them here before, just that they don’t show up with regularity. Some of these titles are fairly new, but most are old favorites.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years

Today’s Topic: Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years (one book for each year)

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Well, what an interesting topic this turned out to be. I actually had to do a little research through my bookshelves, looking for publishing dates.  I had a very difficult time narrowing it down to one favorite book per year, so I decided to include all the titles that were contenders for my favorite. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years”

Top Ten Tuesday – Books or Series I Would Like to See Adapted for the Screen

Today’s Topic: Page to Screen Freebie (Books that became movies/TV shows, movies that became books, great adaptations, bad ones, books you need to read before watching their movie/TV show, movies you loved based on books you hated or vice versa, books you want to read because you saw the movie or vice versa, etc.)

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Sometimes having too many options does not work in my favor. It takes me forever to make a decision This week’s open ended prompt left me debating what I wanted to focus on. I considered listing my favorite book to film adaptations. Then, I thought about naming all the films which have inspired me to read classic literature, (I’m looking at you North and South, Little Women, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Phantom of the Opera). But in the end I decided to feature books or series that I would really love to see adapted for the screen. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Books or Series I Would Like to See Adapted for the Screen”

Top Ten Tuesday – Book Characters That I Relate To

Today’s Topic: Characters That Remind Me of Myself

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Hmm, well this week’s topic has me a bit stymied. I don’t know that I’ve ever read a character that reminds me of myself. But then, I don’t know that I see myself clearly enough to define my identity.

So instead, I decided to focus on characteristics and experiences that I can relate to. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Book Characters That I Relate To”

Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Book Quotes

Today’s Topic: Inspirational/Thought-Provoking Book Quotes

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What a fun, original topic this week’s prompt is. I love quotes, but for some reason I find it much easier to remember film quotes than book quotes. The good thing about that is it led me to go back through all my book highlights to re-live some of my favorite lines.

As a lover of words and well turned phrases, I appreciate a really good quote. Some of these I chose because I found the sentiment beautiful, others because they echo my own opinion. Then there are the ones which remind me of important truths.

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Top Ten Tuesday – First Ten Books I Reviewed

Today’s Topic: (First Ten) Books I Reviewed (These do not have to be formal reviews. A small sentence on a retailer site or Goodreads counts, too!

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Sadly, I was never in the habit of doing book reviews before I started my blog two and a half years ago. Major apologies to all the authors I’ve been reading all these years. I still don’t do a lot of reviews on sites like Amazon and Goodreads, and when I do, they are generally brief.

But in preparing for today’s prompt I realized how much I enjoyed going back to read my thoughts on the books I first reviewed for my own site. Which means, I really want to get better at recording my thoughts on the books I read in the future. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – First Ten Books I Reviewed”

Top Ten Tuesday – Recommendations for Rainy Day Reads

Today’s Topic: Rainy Day Reads

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Well this is an interesting category. I’m not entirely sure how to interpret and correctly apply this week’s prompt. I kind of feel like rainy day reads should be cozy. But sometimes rainy days feel broody and mysterious. So, my list consists of mixture of both. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Recommendations for Rainy Day Reads”

Top Ten Tuesday – Cover Love

Today’s Topic: Outrageous Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books (i.e. skip meals, camped outside a bookstore, broke up with someone because they don’t like books, etc.

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Even though I’m a book lover and voracious reader, I’ve never done anything crazy for the love of books. I’m a bit too practical for that. So, I decided to go a different route for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday list.

I am someone who is always drawn to a book which has a stunning cover. It’s been a long time since I did a cover love post. I figured it’s time for another. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Cover Love”