Top Ten Tuesday -Favorite Quotes from Recent Reads

Today’s Topic:  Book Quote Freebie (Share your favorite book quotes that fit a theme of your choosing! These could be quotes about books/reading, or quotes from books. Some examples are: quotes for book lovers, quotes that prove reading is the best thing ever, funny things characters have said, romantic declarations, pretty scenery descriptions, witty snippets of dialogue, etc.)

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I’m always a fan of a good quote, no matter where it originates. This week I’m sharing quotes from some of my recent reads. There’s no real theme, just thoughts, statements and ideas from bookish characters that stood out to me. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday -Favorite Quotes from Recent Reads”

Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Was Excited About, but Still Haven’t Read

Today’s Topic: Books I Was SO EXCITED to Get, but Still Haven’t Read

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One of my favorite things about reading is the excitement and anticipation of a new book! It’s knowing I’m about to experience a unique world separate from the mundane of the everyday, and meet characters that eventually become like real people to me. Sadly, not every book I look forward to reading is one I am able to get to right away. Below are several that I still haven’t  had a chance to read yet, but still really want to. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Was Excited About, but Still Haven’t Read”

Top Ten Tuesday -Books Covers with Hats & Architecture

Today’s Topic: Books with [___] On the Cover

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Hmm, I struggled a bit this week trying to narrow down my cover theme between hats and architectural details. Then it dawned on me, this is my website and I can do both! And in a closer look at the covers I chose, I noticed many with both hats and the architectural elements. When you think about it,  hats can have a very structural look, much like good architecture does. I do love a good strong line or a gorgeous arch. Both of which draw my eye but also serve to define the spaces around them.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To

Today’s Topic: Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To

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I’m pretty author-loyal and although I do look for books by authors who are new to me, the majority of my reading choices are by authors I know and trust. So finding options for this week’s theme was a challenge. So I was forced to comb through my TBR pile to look for books by authors I’ve not read before. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To”

Top Ten Tuesday – What’s In a Name?

Today’s Topic: Freebie

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As long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by names. As a child I treasured my dog-eared copy of a baby name book that I read over and over.  I love the meaning of names. I love how a name may or may not match a person’s character or personality. And so, for this week’s freebie, I wanted to focus on fictional character names that I either thought were interesting, unique or pretty. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – What’s In a Name?”

Top Ten Tuesday – Dynamic Duos

Today’s Topic: Dynamic Duos

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Ugh, I’m so terrible at remembering names, that when I tried to come up with examples for this week’s list, I really struggled. It’s challenging enough trying to remember the main character’s names in a book without adding in supporting characters who are friends or family.

So, I decided to go a different route. Instead,  this week you get some of my favorite duos from films. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Dynamic Duos”

Top Ten Tuesday – Restraint; The Underrated Romantic Quality

Today’s Topic: Love Freebie (come up with your own topic having to do with love)

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I had a difficult time deciding what love topic to focus on this week. I didn’t want to choose something obvious which of course then forced me to think hard and get creative. I finally chose to highlight one of my favorite character traits in romantic heroes; restraint.

I believe restraint or self-control to be a much under-rated quality these days. I personally find it very appealing. A man who is able to control himself, deny his own desires for the sake of another is one who is unselfish and usually also protective.  Restraint is sexy because it is leashed passion, banked fire. Someone who can control desire and only shows glimpses of it, releasing the full power of it at the appropriate time is a man of great strength of character. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Restraint; The Underrated Romantic Quality”