Top Ten Tuesday

Books I’d Love to Read Again (for the First Time)

You ever have those stories that are so amazing you wish you could forget them so you could experience them again for the first time? What about books that you read when you were too young and inexperienced to really get everything out of them that they could offer? Under the cut I’ve got five titles for each scenario- from books I was too young to fully appreciate to books I wish could surprise me once more.

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Music Recommendations

The Music Tag

Hey guys! It’s time for music talk! Today I wanted to showcase a ton of music by artists both old and new that I adore!

I got this from Michelle over at A Geek Girl’s Guide– she’s awesome and has a ton of fun content, you should check her out! Hers was originally K-Pop-centric, but I’ve yet to get into that genre (so far, one of my coworkers is trying), so I dedicated mine to all genres of music, because that’s what I listen to. You’ll find tons of music under the cut, from Of Monsters and Men to Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Modest Mouse and AJR. Let me know if you recognize any of these, or if you have any suggestions for me to listen to! I’m always looking for new artists to enjoy, and I’m open to pretty much anything.

Except polka, please don’t even try.

Note: I did remove the question about who my favorite sub-unit is, because as far as I can tell, that isn’t a thing that happens in most bands, or at least the ones I listen to.

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Top Ten Tuesday

Books I am Thankful Exist

Hello all you wonderful people! Hope things are going great for you and if you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you’re enjoying it and your family is behaving themselves! This week’s TTT was another freebie, but I decided to keep it book related with the ten books I am most thankful exist. From nonfiction that helped me understand myself better and taught me great coping or creative mechanisms to LGBTQ+ fiction and poetry, with a strong dose of fantasy in between.

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Five Photo Friday

Highway 1

Happy Friday to one and all! Hope November is treating you well, and you and your loved ones are all safe and healthy. For this weeks FPF we’re taking a look at one of the most beautiful drives I’ve ever taken; Highway 1 down the California coast from Monterey Bay to San Luis Obispo. What was a five hour journey easily felt like two or even less as we drove through places like Big Sur, Pfieffer Beach, Carmel by the Sea, and Cambria till we reached our destination.

Not featured- we took Interstate 5 for the return trip- and I can assure you it is the polar opposite of Highway 1. Featureless, depressing, long, and ugly; I pity the people who live along it’s fetid length. We were one the road for seven hours and it easily felt like twelve. If we can avoid it, I intend to never be on that road again.

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Book Reviews

Many Mini-Reviews, Part 2

I don’t think I’m going to meet my reading goal this year guys. I thought it was a tiny bit ambitious when I made it in January, but I had managed to conquer the last several I took with time to spare, so I figured that while I might have to book it (hahah) to complete it, it certainly wouldn’t be something I was constantly trying to stay on top of while life constantly told me otherwise. Ah, 2020, what sort of beast are you, to feed upon us so insatiably?

So here’s a follow up to a post I made (too) long ago, filled with paragraph long reviews of books I never got around to writing proper reports on, or I did not finish them and was ashamed enough at the time to not mention it. Under the cut there be gay men and straight men, bears and nightingales, crazy rich Asians, and me caring more about a side plot then a main plot.


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Top Ten Tuesday

Character Names I’d Like to Name a Pet After

Hello again to all the word nerds out there, hope November has treated you well. I’m writing this in October, and I have to wonder what sort of world this will be posted to once it’s done. With any luck it’s a more hopeful one than I wrote this in, but only time will tell.

This week we’re taking a look at good literary pet names, and if you’re anything like me- you’ve been naming animals after book characters for a long time already. I’ve had Myles, named after Sir Myles of Olua from the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce. Fiddlesticks, named for a cat of the same name from the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, and currently I have Franky, who was named that at the shelter but we kept it as that’s one of our favorite characters from the One Piece manga and anime.

Under the cut are going to be a lot of names, mostly in pairs, because I tend to want to adopt in twos (or threes) when I do!

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Five Photo Friday

Five Flowers for Friday

Happy Friday everyone, hope you’ve got something to look forward to this weekend! For this weeks iteration of The Five, I’ve got another look back at spring and all the beautiful flowers that blossomed therein. I’m lucky enough to live in a place that goes wild with flowers from March through November, and a simple walk around the block will show off a wide variety of blooms. Under the cut are five images I took while going on walks through the neighborhood, filled with garden envy and delight. Hope you enjoy!

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Five Titles for Native American History Month

It’s never not a good time to read authors from all walks of life- but designated days and months give us a chance to turn a spotlight on these things and maybe introduce some new readers to names they don’t recognize. In honor of Native American History Month, I wanted to highlight five authors and their books. From YA fiction to contemporary fantasy/scifi and autobiographies, we’ve got a little bit of it all. I hope you can find something that catches your interest under the cut!

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Top Ten Tuesday

Book Titles that Would Make Great Song Titles

The cycle is complete and once again we find ourselves back at Tuesday- this weeks topic promises to be a lot of fun, similar to when we did book titles that would make great band names.

Under the cut you’re gonna find punk rockers, smooth operators, suave assassins, reunited lovers, and songs to go with them all! Enjoy!

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