Top Ten Tuesday

Favorite Book Quotes

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Happy Tuesday yet again! This week’s focus is on favorite quotes from favorite books, and I managed to keep the Neil Gaiman references down to two (what can I say, the man knows his words). I love authors who occasional blindside you with beautiful and poetic prose. Give me your lush descriptions and underused adjectives, your flowery declarations of love and speeches infused with rage, I want them all.

 

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Seriously Geeky Sundays

Around the World in 8 Sundays – Western Europe

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The theme for the next handful of SGS’s is Around the World, and we’re taking a tour through the eyes of fandom. Our first week starts in host Heather’s corner of the globe; Western Europe. This one was haaard, I grew up innundated in a great deal of British media, and many of my favorite books, movies, and artists are from the U.K. I did my best, however, narrowing it down was pretty painful at times. Under the cut you will find Ewan McGregor, Alan Rickman, Robin Hood, references to Welsh myth, Sting, Florence Welch, and me just generally being pretty extra with all the answers.

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Top Ten Tuesday

Books On My Fall 2020 TBR

 

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A little confession before this all starts- I went on a bit of a kindle binge and ended up buying a lot of books last month, and then I went ahead and bought a few physical books as well. I’m also lacking in the motivation department; things in California aren’t… the best right now. I miss going outside, blue skies, having consistent electricity… I want to be in the woods or at the river…

Regardless! This week I’m taking a look at my fall TBR list, and it’s quiet the hodgepodge of stories- Star Wars, wuxia, dystopia, slice of life YA, and more, because my eclectic tastes know no real boundaries. Forward the ranks!

 

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Seriously Geeky Sundays

Ahoy Matey

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It’s Sunday yet again my friends, and this time we’re back for a look at pirates! September 19 was International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and to celebrate SGS is getting nautical! But I’ll be honest, my main pirate love is one thing, and one thing only…

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Top Ten Tuesday

Covers That Make Me Smile

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Hello all you aeronauts and sky pirates- Can you believe we’re half way through September already? I thought the saying was that time flies when you’re having fun, in which case- why is 2020 disappearing so quickly?

This Tuesday was a cover freebie, and I chose to go for the ones that make me smile. Cute, funny, bold, and colorful- under the cut you’ll find cats in space, fabulous drag queens, tea dragons, girls with socks, and Tiffany Haddish- hooray!

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Seriously Geeky Sundays

Story Time

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Today is Roald Dahl Day, so this Sunday we’re looking at the stories that shaped us children, be it fairy tales or otherwise. There’s Don Bluth under the cut, as well as The Last Unicorn, She Ra, and a few more throwbacks, as well as a look forward into the future of fairy tales and retellings.

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Top Ten Tuesday

Books for My Younger Self

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Happy Tuesday, book friends! This weeks TTT gave me a chance to look into the world of children’s literature and see how things are going, and let me tell you- it’s going great! This week I decided to pick out picture books I know my younger self would have absolutely gone for; based on the subject matter and beautiful art.

We’ve got acorns, taco loving dragons, T Rex’s and more, under the cut!

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Seriously Geeky Sundays

Back to School

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Happy Sunday, party people! It’s September, and time for back-to-school in a lot of places. This week we’re taking a look at schools in fiction and trying desperately to avoid mention of Hogwarts; because, let’s face it- that’s been done. By me. By you. Probably by everyone we know and a lot of people we don’t.

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Book Reviews

Harrow the Ninth

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How do I even start? How do I review a book that I’ve never read the likes of before? Not even reading the first book in the series prepared me for the mind-fucking mystery that is Harrow the Ninth. I suppose I could start by saying that I loved it- with a hugeness and ferocity that is reserved for a very short list of titles. Harrow is a hero like we’ve never seen one, damaged and lost in her own story… or is she?

This book will have you asking question after question- I spent the first three quarters of it absolutely enraptured and utterly bewildered. Does it answer every one? Of course not, it’s the middle of a trilogy, after all, but the answers we are given are satisfying, and the new questions posed have got fans breathlessly waiting for the next release.

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You can read my review for Gideon the Ninth here.

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Top Ten Tuesday

Books that Make Me Hungry

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Hey guys! It’s Tuesday once again and this week we are talking about one of my other favorite topics outside of being a nerd- food! Specifically food in books, of course. I love stories that are based around any sort of cooking or confections, but I’m hard pressed to find ones that are well written and avoid stereotypes- under the cut we’ve got some obvious winners like Chocolat by Anne Harris and the Redwall series by Brian Jacques, but I’ve also go some wildcards in there, as well as a couple books that make me hungry just because the food is so bad.

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