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Top Ten Tuesdays: Signs You’re A Book Lover

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! Thanks Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl for creating this meme.

This Week’s Topic:

Ten Signs You’re a Book Lover (basically, people know you’re a book lover because… i.e., you’re always carrying a book or two, your library card broke from overuse, etc.)

  1. You’ll never finish all the books on your TBR pile in your lifetime, but you keep buying books anyway.
  2. You own a book, but need to buy another copy because it has a different cover.
  3. You have to have a book with you at all time or you feel like a limb is missing.
  4. Reading multiple books because you can’t decide which book you want to read more.
  5. Listening to audiobooks when you can’t actually sit down and read to maximize your reading time to the fullest.
  6. Being able to write long essay of the differences between the book and the movie/tv show.
  7. Having multiple book boyfriends/girlfriends.
  8. Quoting favorite quotes from books at random because they stuck with you and you enjoy them a lot.
  9. Constantly wondering what happened to the characters after the story is over. Wishing the characters were in your life to where they never have to cease to exist.
  10. You have a space in your home that’s dedicated specifically to reading.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Dystopian Novels On My TBR

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This Week’s Topic: Genre Freebie (pick a genre and build a list around it! i.e., best/worst romances, non-fiction for travelers, memoirs for foodies, classics that feel timeless, romance novel kisses, science fiction that feels too real for comfort, women’s fiction for newbies, etc.)

My Choice: Dystopian Novels On My TBR

I want to read this and watch the show that’s based on it!! I’ve had it on my list for awhile now.

This is on my huge list of Stephen King novels to read. My fiance owns it and loves it. I really just need to buckle down and read them all!

I actually won an ARC copy of the sequel to this before it was released. It’s been on my TBR since. I’m not proud of myself at all.

Got this book during a sale years ago. I was so excited to read it! Not sure why I haven’t already!

I watched a few episodes of the show that was based on this trilogy. I also started reading the book a year or so ago. I should really start both over and finish both. Things got in the way of me finishing either.

True Story. I actually started to read this book many times over the past year or two. Not sure what happened to make me put it down every time. I’m sure I had good reasons.

Don’t ask why I haven’t read it. I have no answer. It will be read!

Please see my reason for Ready Player One.

I tried to read this about 5 years ago or so. I wasn’t really all that into it. I set it aside to try to read it again later. Especially since my fiance loves it so much.

Saw the first two movies to this trilogy. Would have been better off actually reading the books first. I was so lost. I know I’ll love it at least!

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Spring 2020 TBR

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! Thanks Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl for creating this meme.

This Week’s Topic: Top Ten Books On My Spring 2020 To Read List

  1. Fate Of The Fallen by Kel Kade: I got this as a Book Of The Month book awhile ago. I’ve been wanting to read it since. I can’t tell you how big my TBR pile is! The cover is just beautiful.
  2. Broken World by Kate L. Mary: I read the Twisted World series that takes place in this world. I absolutely loved it. I actually met the author at a convention in Savannah last July. She’s as amazing as her writing! I’m excited to read this series!
  3. Oath Taker by Audrey Grey: I discovered this series due to a giveaway post on Facebook. I’ve wanted to get my hands on it since. I wound up getting lucky and managed to snag both books! I think a third one is coming out. If it hasn’t already been released. I’ve been wanting to read them so bad!
  4. The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer: I started this book awhile back. It was pretty amazing. I originally checked it out from the library, but wound up buying ebooks for them.
  5. Delinquent by Bea Paige: I found this on social media. It was free when I picked it up. I’m not sure if it’s free now. The cover is absolutely gorgeous. I love it! I also have a bit of a girl crush on the girl on the cover. she’s absolutely beautiful.
  6. The House Isador by Joely Sue Burkhart: This book was also on social media free. Which excited me. I’ve had my eyes on the series for a few years now. I planned to buy them this summer, but wasn’t able to. I met the author in 2018 in Savannah. It was my first convention there.
  7. Addicted by Krys Fenner: This has been on my reading pile since July of last year. I’m starting to sound redundant here, but I met the author in Savannah. She was super friendly and witty. I started to read the book and loved what I read so far. The covers are so gorgeous too!
  8. Redwall by Brian Jacques: I stumbled upon this series years ago. I only read a couple and I never really knew it was a series. I finally have a chance to listen to the entire series in order. I am excited for it!
  9. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead: I’ve read the first book of this series a few times, but I never read the rest of the series. I read and LOVED the Vampire Academy series. I feel it’s time to get to it and read the rest of the series.
  10. Loved by P.C. And Kristin Cast: I absolutely LOVED the House Of Night series! I read the first book to this, but I never really loved it. I got sidetracked and never continued the series. I plan to though. I’m sure I’ll love it just as much as the original series.

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Top 10 Goals

Heyo! So there’s a thing I enjoy doing called Top Ten Tuesdays. However, if I’m being honest with myself, I don’t enjoy all of them. Not saying they are bad. They just don’t fit me personally. Today’s was a super idea! I just didn’t feel comfortable with it. So I decided that the weeks that I don’t care for or can’t do the top ten, I’ll make my own top ten posts instead. This week will be the top 10 goals I have for the end of the year.

I’m going to be honest, I don’t expect to completely tackle these goals by the end of the year. My main goal is to make major progress in these goals. Most of these I’ve battled with off and on. Mainly because I let people make me feel bad for wanting the things I wanted. But I digress. I’ll dive right in!

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  1. Make goals into becoming a narrator or voice actor. I need to get myself comfortable speaking into a mic first and foremost. I also need to find my “voice”.
  2. Start looking into a career I want to settle in. This will be hard for me as I haven’t had money to go to school. I don’t believe in student loans. I also don’t think I’d be accepted either. I’d like to do something in the book world. Especially if it affords me more time to read.
  3. Get more into the book world. I’d like to start editing and listening to books and helping give input on what can be fixed. Especially if it’s something I could make a living doing!
  4. Learn to edit. I know a lot of people hire other people to edit their videos and what have you. I’d like to learn to edit myself. I love taking on projects and doing them from start to finish.
  5. Start making videos again. I used to make many videos. I stopped doing them because I felt really awkward. Why would anybody want to watch somebody who feels so uncomfortable being behind a camera. I plan to make myself more comfortable behind a camera.
  6. Start singing more. I’m not going to say that I have a natural talent and should have been made a star, but I sing decently. I’d like to make a point to try to sing a little while every day to help “coach” my voice.
  7. Learn sign language. This is something that I have been wanting to do for years. I’ve dabbed into it off and on since I was 10 years old. I understand the basic concept of it, but I’m not fluent. I read body language pretty well for the most part. I’d like to be fluent in sign language though.
  8. Get my blog out there more. I’d like to figure out a way to share my blog with people who I can make connections with. Without having to sell myself or be somebody I’m not. I’d also love to connect with fellow bloggers and help lift them up like they deserve.
  9. Start a podcast. This is where I’m most lost. I would obviously like a podcast focused on games and books. I just don’t know exactly where I would begin or what to do. I’d also ideally like to find a way to read a chapter or two of an author’s book each podcast. Obviously with the author’s permission. I would love to spotlight them.
  10. Get more comfortable throwing my affiliate links out there. Eventually, I’d like to make a bit of a profit from my affiliate links. Especially if it will afford me more time to do what I love so I can share that love with others in my community.

Some of these ramble a bit. I’m sorry for that. I kind of free handed it just a bit. These are all goals I’ve been entertaining for awhile. I just never had the guts to actually put them down. I always felt like I was just wasting my time. Like I’d be let down if it didn’t happen the way I think it should. I’m slowly becoming more realistic there.

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Top Ten Tuesday: One Word Titles

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! Thanks Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl for creating this meme.

This Week’s Topic: One Word Titles

My Interpretation: Books on my TBR that I’ve been wanting to read a LONG time!

Original Plan: I was going to do my top ten favorite reads, but I got all confused. To start with, the entire House Of Night series is full of one word titles! It would be unfair to list all of them. Also, I wasn’t confident I could recall 10 one word titles I’ve read through my life from memory. It’s just easier to go by TBR.

There are some that I realize most people have already read. Don’t judge me. I’m doing the best I can! Haha! I hope you enjoy.

  1. Misery: I’ve been enamored with this book and everything to do with it since I was a kid. I can’t tell you why I haven’t read it. I have plans to. It’s like part of me is kind of intimidated. I will get it read one day!
  2. Zoo: I used to be a major James Patterson fan. I mean I still am. He’s just no longer on my top ten favorites. Not that he’s done anything wrong. I’ve just really expanded my reading since I started blogging and reviewing. I still enjoy his books very much! I didn’t hear about this title until the TV show, but I’m intrigued by it.
  3. Heartless: I used to watch a TON of booktube videos. I still do. Just not as much as I used to. One of my favorite booktubers was absolutely in love with this book. She gushed over it so much that I just knew I would love it too! Now to just get around to reading it.
  4. Recursion: I got this book from Book Of The Month awhile back. I can’t remember when it was one of the monthly picks. It looks amazing. I really need to read this and Dark Matter.
  5. Outlander: I keep hearing about how AMAZING this show is. Nobody ever talks about the books that I know of. However, I’m a stubborn being. I intend to read the series before I watch the show. I think I own the book on audio? I’m not sure. If not, I have ways to obtain the book to read!
  6. Divergent: My fiance loved the first three books of this series. He doesn’t really want to read the fourth. I tried to read it years ago and couldn’t get into it. But I can be a bit of a mood reader sometimes.
  7. Room: I can’t even remember how this book managed to get on my TBR pile. I know that my mother and I each have a copy. Maybe it’s something we discovered together. Who knows? It looks pretty good.
  8. Illuminae: This is another book I discovered via booktube. I think quite a few booktubers referenced this book. Including one of my favorite of all times, jessethereader. I’m really excited to read this trilogy/series.
  9. Persuasion: This one I’m most ashamed of being on my TBR pile still. I have intended to read all Jane Austen novels for a long time. Somehow, I just keep ending up reading Pride and Prejudice again and again! I got all of them on audiobook not too long ago. So maybe I can listen to them all in one go!
  10. Carrie: This book is much like Misery for me. I’m enamored by it with all the references. I’ve been fascinated since as long as I can remember. I’m also intimidated though.

Out of the ten, the one I want to read most is:

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Top Ten Tuesday: Fictional Characters I’d Follow On Instagram

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! Thanks Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl for creating this meme.

This Week’s Topic: Characters I’d Follow On Instagram

Instead of planning this out, I’m going to freestyle the list and tweak it after. I feel like with top tens, your subconscious helps. It may seem hard if you actively think about it, but if you let your mind just wander and focus on it, it will most likely flow. Not always, but most of the time. I also noticed that this challenge didn’t state that they had to be characters from books alone. So I will add characters from movies and tv shows too. Enjoy!

  1. Aphrodite from House Of Night. I don’t think I even need to explain this. She’s sarcastic and full of life. Her posts will be as fancy as her lifestyle. Plus, the comments on her posts will be worth reading.
  2. Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls. I mean let’s start with the fact that she’s very introverted. She’s also a very avid reader. Think of how many bookstagram posts she’d post! I’d love to see her thoughts on books. I’d also love to see other posts from her.
  3. Stevie Rae from House of Night. She’s just such an adorable country bumpkin! I would imagine that her posts would just be so adorable! She’d have all the people she cares about in every post!
  4. Spike From Buffy The Vampire Slayer. For one, every post would be caption with something sarcastic and humorous. Secondly, well…. I would hope he’d post a lot of pictures of himself.
  5. Willow From Buffy The Vampire Slayer. She was just so quirky and full of optimism. It was infectious. She was not one to cross. I’d love to see all the posts she’d post. I’m sure most of them would be of her loved ones and herself and of nature.
  6. Loralei Gilmore from Gilmore Girls. This woman leads such a fast paced lifestyle. She lets her life be run by sarcastic humor and coffee. Imagine what her Instagram would be full of. Let’s just hope that she’d never ever post inappropriate pictures of Kirk just to make him squirm!
  7. Sookie St James from Gilmore Girls. She was a very famous chef in the show. I would imagine her posts would be filled with the foods she has made. I mean I know she’d post photos of her family too. I’d love to see them all.
  8. Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy. I mean other than the fact that she’s definitely a book girlfriend (this is a thing that should be talked about more), she’s just amazing! She will be too busy protecting Lisssa to post too often, but the posts she makes would be more than worth looking at! I’d throw Dimitri in too, but he wouldn’t post. Let’s be honest.
  9. Michael Moscovitz from Princess Diaries. He’s a musician. He’s a deep thinker as well. I’d imagine that his posts would be full of clips of him singing/playing guitar and of nature. I also imagine that he’d have beautiful pictures of Mia and their beautiful family.
  10. Mia Thermopolis from Princess Diaries. I’d love to see her posts. I imagine they’d all be interesting in their own way. She’d probably post pictures of her food. Videos of the shows that her lovely Michael performs. Her children. You name it.

So, I’m not going to lie. This was harder than I thought it would be. I tried to freestyle it, but I forget sometimes I have ADHD. Needless to say I had to force myself to focus numerous times. I realize that there are multiples for the same show/book series. There would probably have been more from them if I didn’t have to narrow it down to 10. I regret nothing! I hope you enjoyed this! Please feel free to share your links so I can read your ten!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Book Hangover

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic: Books That Gave You A Hangover

I read a lot. It’s no Secret. But not every book I read sticks with me. When they do, I will most likely re-read them many times.

My picks include series. I count having a book hangover with a series as one because if I counted them individually all ten would go to the same series.

  1. Twisted World: Amazing trilogy! I found out later that the author has multiple series in this book and that wasn’t the first. I intend to read or listen to them all. This particular one takes place in Georgia. It’s awesome!
  2. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children: It’s an amazing series! I haven’t read the 4th and 5th book yet. I will. I own the first 4 in physical books and all 5 on audio. The movie was pretty incredible too!
  3. The Queen’s Poisoner: I can’t even begin to explain how intense and incredible this series is! It’s amazing!
  4. Stalking Jack The Ripper: I absolutely adore Audrey Rose. I’m sad there’s only four books in this series. I could have kept reading books in this series and not get tired! I felt like I became part of the story!
  5. The Golden Compass: This trilogy is deep. I read it for the first time in high school and it stuck with me. I fell in love with it! I wound up re-reading it recently.
  6. The Help: The first book starts out really cringy, but it gets really good about 1/4 of the way through. The rest of the trilogy is jam packed and emotionally involving. I loved it! Way more than I thought I would!
  7. Wake’s Dream: I think Solomon is the main reason I loved this series as much as I did. I mean all the characters are amazing and witty. They were vivid that it was hard to imagine that they were just characters in a novel.
  8. Shattered Dreams: This trilogy is so emotionally involving. I just can’t even begin to explain it. I got my fiance’s now ex sister-in-law into it. She devoured the entire trilogy in a very short time. So did I. It’s more impressive for her because she has children. (First book is free on all platforms I believe.)
  9. Dream Student: This series!!!! The girl’s dreams are vivid and clear. She can predict things before they happen. She uses it to help solve some very intense mysteries!
  10. House Of Night: Out of all the books and series, this one has stuck with me the most. I fell in love with all the characters. I’ve read most of the books in the series at least 2-3 times. And I can promise that I will read them all at least once more before its said and done.

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