Top Ten Tuesday

Villains I Love (& Sometimes Love to Hate)

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This week was a freebie, so of course it’s riddled with Tamora Pierce, Draco Malfoy, and DINOSAURS. We’re talking villians and antagonists today, ladies and gentlebeans, those delightful foils that we love and hate and without, wouldn’t have a good story to devour.

Also it hasn’t stopped snowing for over 12 hours. This time last week it was near 80 degrees. California is a strange place in so many ways. *hugs her state* but I love you.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday

Books to Look for in Spring 2020

 

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Spring made it’s unsolicited arrival in February this year, forcing us to deal with seventy plus degree weather and general confusion when we should be battling out way through wind driven rain and snow flurries. And with it brought a flood of Spring book announcements, many of which I will take well passed Spring to get to.

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Top Ten Tuesday

Authors & Their Social Media

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Social Media, that thing I avoid even though lots of sources tell me I should be on them making a name for myself. Except that they are all sort cesspools of gross sometimes and I have enough of that in my life I don’t need more thank you very much. But there are stars in the darkness, after all, and authors and artists tend to be just that, in more ways then one. So if I had a twitter account, here are the people I would follow first.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday

Books with One Word Titles

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The subject for this TTT felt too easy. I want a bit of a challenge at least, something to get creative with. One word titles? How can I riff on that? Where can I take such a simple prompt? Certainly not to Bora Bora or a roller derby game like a couple weeks ago.

Oh well, maybe I should be thankful for an easy topic and move on.

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EDIT: So! I just realized there have been a ton of comments I didn’t see and/or approve because I didn’t understand how WordPress’s notifications systems work. I’m so sorry to anyone I haven’t replied to or approved, it wasn’t you! It was me expecting email notifications for every comment! Sorry again, I love you all, thanks for checking out my blog.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday

Characters I’d Follow On Social Media

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Spoiler: I’m not on social media. There’s so much toxicity that I chose just to stay in my little corner of the interwebs with you nice people and I’m completely fine with that. On occasion I’ve entertained the idea of signing up for Twitter or Instagram for the sole purpose of following a lot of authors, musicians, and actors, but then I remember the world is a dark, ugly place, and even the most carefully curated “following” list is bound to cast a shadow at times.

It’s been a long winter, and I am rather tired of shadows.

But in a fictional world full of fictional people, what would it be like to follow some of my favorite heroes and villains online? Probably awesome, right? Let’s find out.

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Books: The Hangover Edition

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I don’t drink very often, and it’s been well over a decade since I drank so heavily that I even felt the slightest hint of a hangover, but that doesn’t mean I don’t remember. I won’t get into details, but lets just say there was a lot of red velvet cupcakes and Midori Sours and and it took me many years to want to have either again.

Books, on the other hand, have left me feeling hungover many times since my 23rd birthday. As far as I’m concerned there are two types of literary hangovers- there’s the good ones that leave you feeling weary at heart, but changed for the better. The ones that alter your perspective and weigh on your thoughts for weeks afterward.

Then there’s the books that give you a splitting headache. The ones that leave you slightly ill. The ones that make you cry out in anguish and hurl them against the wall.

Let’s take a look at both, starting with the good, and ending with the bad.

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(Apparently Urban Dictionary has a definition for the term “book hangover”, ignore this)

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Top Ten Tuesday

Literary Date Night

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Happy almost Lupercalia everyone! Time for fertility rites and auctioning women off by lottery… *checks notes* Wait… wait… It’s a time for romance, and tiny paper cards, and people waiting till the last second to buy gifts despite the day always happening on the fourteenth. You can tell I work in retail, can’t you?

This weeks TTT was a “love freebie” which I decided to interpret as what characters would I absolutely try and date presented with the opportunity. And to top it off, we’re taking them to different places for the big night, because why stop at one thing when we can do two? Will I regret this half way into the list? Maybe! I’ll let you know!

(Also pretend these are all the adult versions of any characters that might have been children in their respective novels, I want a fun date, not several hours of babysitting)

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