Top Ten Tuesday

Favorite Opening Lines

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Happy Tuesday, popcorn puffins, hope your day is treating you nicely and you’ve eaten something delicious. This TTT features my favorite opening lines, and you know what it taught me? Most opening lines are pretty mundane. And all those writing “rules” I’ve come across that tell you not to start with describing the weather or with your lead character waking? Yeah, people ignore that a lot.

Below the cut you’ll find opening lines by the likes of Tamsyn Muir and Martha Wells, and some old favorites like Karen Cushman and Francisca Lia Block. Hope you enjoy!

 

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Reasons Why I Love the Tortall Series

 

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Happy Tuesday, Lord and Ladies of Blogland- this weeks TTT I look at ten reasons I love the Tortall Series by Tamora Pierce; soon to adapted by Lionsgate and Playground Entertainment. Mithros help us all, because this could be a travesty waiting to happen. Here’s ten things that are great about the series that could subsequently be messed up in some way or another by an adaptation. I mean how are they going to get the budget for some of the effects? And Playground Entertainment has only produced stage productions. *winces* We will see, I suppose.

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The Last Ten Books I Abandoned

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I have a hard time not finishing books, there’s been a few I force my way through out of stubbornness and maybe a certain fatal optimism. We’re going to have reach far back into my reading history to find a grand total of ten books, but the ones that are on here, boy did the leave an impression. And by impression I mean a lingering miasma of general unpleasantness that lends itself well to headaches, sighing, and eye rolling. Here we go!

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Things I’d Have at My Bookish Party

 

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I went all in on this weeks TTT and planned the ultimate fictional literary party. It was a ton of fun to choose decorations, food, a guest list- pretty much everything, because I’m not good at stopping at one thing. I think I missed my true vocation, I should have been an event planner.

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Books I Read as a Child

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This weeks TTT was supposed to be about books I wish I had read as a child, but I read so many books back then that I have a hard time keeping them all straight. I spent so much time at the library, and with a mother who was a teacher at the local preschool, day care, and learning center, there was never shortage of new books to read at home, either.

If you recognize any, please let me know! It’s always exciting when someone remembers the same childhood favorites.

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Titles That Would Make Good Band Names

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This week’s TTT has got me so hyped! I’m cruising my TBR for books with titles that would make the best band names, and I am here for it. Instead of giving a summary or my thoughts on the book as per usual, though I’m going to describe to you what sort of music they would play and provide a link to someone similar.

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Books I Enjoyed but Rarely Talk About

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Hey there people of the words, it’s Tuesday yet again (anyone else feel like time is flying by right now?) and this week I talk about books that I really liked but don’t have a chance to talk about often, mostly because they’re overshadowed by the Big Titles at the Time. I tend to have an eclectic reading list, so there’s titles from all over the board here. World War II history, LGBTQ YA Urban Fantasy, comics, and Hunter S. Thompson all make a showing.

All this! And more! Beyond the cut!

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