Top Ten Tuesday

Books That Have Been on My TBR List the Longest



This TTT was a freebie, so of course it got left to the last second because I’m no good at coming up with topics. Finally, late Sunday night I decided, when usually I have it done and scheduled by Saturday morning.

But, without further ado, I bring to you the TTT! *points at post title* It’s that, right there.

I joined Goodreads back in 2016, and really enjoy having a way to keep track of books I want to read as well as finding new ones. But there are only so many hours in a day, and it’s easier to add a book to a list then it is to actually read it, so needless to say, my TBR list is a long one.

These are the first ten books I added to that list, way back in the summer of 2016. Now, three and some odd years later, it’s up to 241, but that’s less than half of what I’ve already read in my lifetime, so I figure I can at least hope to get to those someday.

*laughs quietly to herself forever*

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Book Reviews

Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell


I read it!

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It only took me four years (it feels like much longer) but I impulse bought Carry On yesterday (because I have a problem) and then compulsively read it all in one sitting, (because I couldn’t stop). I got 200+ pages in and thought, “Oh, I’ll  just take a little break, beat the next gym in Pokemon Shield, come back to it later,” except that it drew me back in with it’s promises of gay and shenanigans, and probably gay shenanigans, so next thing you know I’m back in the book, wanting to both hug and give some strongly worded lectures to the lead characters.

“I’d eat butter with a spoon if it were acceptable.”
Honestly? Same.

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Top Ten Tuesday

Books I Love Reading During the Holidays


All the holidays are here, and it’s that time of year when people ask me if I have a favorite Christmas book I like to read, and unto them I answer, “Not really?”

Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas, like… a lot. The music, the lights, the sheer determination it takes to go out and have a Nice Time while the temperature refuses to go above thirty-two for any significant period, it’s great! I love it! I’m doing my best!

Below the cut are five books I like to revisit during Christmas and five books I think I’d enjoy. It’s hard to find books that aren’t romance when it comes to The Most Wonderful Time, and books that deal with magic or science fiction as well as holidays are even rarer. And don’t get me started on trying to find Hanukkah or Kwanzaa books (for adults).


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Top Ten Tuesday

Authors I am Thankful Exist


Weather is on the way! After weeks of 70+ degree temps and constant, needling, offensive sunlight. We are expected to plunge headfirst into winter, bypassing fall entirely and getting *checks forecast* approximately 19 hours of snowfall?

Hahahah, what?

I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year, so I don’t have to worry about anything other then the power going out, which would cancel Thanksgiving in it’s own right. But if the family can’t get here? Guess the husband and I are eating all the food.

This TTT is all about being thankful- thankful for what? Well, whatever, I guess- and I’ve got a long list of things I’m thankful for; Florence Welch, Of Monsters and Men’s newest album, Scrivener, chap stick, humidifiers, piping hot tea, Galarian Ponyta, Chris Evans, Tamsyn Muir, Kleenex, the continued existence of Tamora Pierce, Lupita N’yango’s name…

Honestly, I could keep going…

I’ll stop.

Below the cut is the authors I am most thankful for in 2019, with books and blogs they have helped carry me through what proved to be an even worse year than 2018.

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Top Ten Tuesday

Ch-ch-changes! In Reading Habits


Another troublesome Top Ten Tuesday, which I am writing at the eleventh hour because I just couldn’t find inspiration for it and the new Pokemon game came out on Friday and it has consumed a great deal of my time.

So here I am, tea before me, cat beside. Ready (somewhat) to conquer this challenge (before I challenge the next gym).

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Book Reviews

The Starless Sea, by Erin Morgenstern

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Eight long years have passed since The Night Circus burst into the literary scene with a shower of black confetti and red rose petal, bewitching it’s readers with gorgeous prose and an imaginative world that made you never wish to leave.

Now author Erin Morgenstern is back with The Starless Sea, a story about stories, a book the intertwines myth and folk tales with modern story telling. The first four chapters alone create a paradox of story and time, providing a mystery so curious that our hero Zachary Ezra Rawlins is compelled to give chase down the rabbit hole, and what he finds is a world of faded gold, dazzling ghosts, and stories. Stories upon stories upon stories; men lost in time, girls who are rabbits, owls who are kings, pirates who are metaphors…

But also not…

“Strange, isn’t it? To love a book. When the words on the pages become so precious that they feel like part of your own history because they are.”

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Top Ten Tuesday

My Favorite Bookmarks


This weeks subject left me at a loss; I assumed it meant physical bookmarks, little rectangles of paper or plastic or skin or whatever that we use to mark our place in the world of books, except that I have like… two real bookmarks and I only use one of them on occasion and the rest of the time I am using whatever I have at hand; the free bookmark/business card from The Book Seller, a scrap of tissue, an old shopping list.

Then I looked at my bookshelf and realized there are a plethora of paper bits and things poking out of the pages, most of which I haven’t touched in well over a year, sometimes more. So together we’re going on an adventure where I gather these and try to recall the circumstance of their acquisition.

*a few minutes later*

Guys! That was so much more entertaining than I thought it would be! You won’t believe the things I’ve used, I barely do!

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