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Top Ten Tuesday: Things I’d Like To See In Books More/At All

Normally, I do a meme involving Top Ten Tuesday. Today’s was giving me too much anxiety. So, I have decided to branch out and do my own top ten. I fully invite anybody else to participate in this if you’d like.

My Top Ten: Things I’d Like To See In Books More/At All

  1. Characters at work. It happens in books, but not very often. Most books seem to go about their lives and omit the working part. Making it seem like all they do is go around and do random stuff and that money just comes out of nowhere.
  2. More Paramedic/Firefighter main characters. I have read a lot of books where the main character is in law enforcement of some kind. I haven’t read one that I know of where they are a Paramedic or a Firefighter.
  3. More Polyamory stories. I know that most people consider this completely awful. But there are some of us out there who believe that some of us are meant to love more than one person. I would love to see more stories that include this.
  4. Parents. This is more directed at some YA books. I’d like to see parents in the books more. The way some books are written are written like the parents are just never around.
  5. More game to novel adaptations. I’d love to see some books written about a game. Of any kind. It would be awesome. I know there are some LitRPGs. I love those.
  6. Behind the scenes type characters. In some books, you see the stars and the directors. It’s rare that you ever have the point of view of the set guy. Or the make up lady. I’d love to see that.
  7. More realistic notes/diaries. In books that have notes written or somebody’s diary, I’d love to see more books that have a picture in the book with something that looks handwritten. There are some books like it. Just not enough in my opinion.
  8. Transgender characters. I love watching videos of transgender journeys. I’d love to read books about them. I would love to see their progress and their emotions. Their struggles. I think it would help society understand.
  9. More books with Asexuals. To my knowledge, I haven’t seen any books with an Asexual in them. It’s sad. I feel like we should include them more in stories.
  10. Books with gamer characters. I mean I’m sure these exist. But I mean where the main character is a diehard gamer. Maybe the story line has to do with a game that they are trying to retrieve or get others into playing or something.

I’m sure there are more, but this list was harder to make than I thought it would be! If there are books like this that you are aware of, please comment them. I’ll add them to my TBR pile! I’d love to see your list!

Top Ten Tuesdays: Reasons I Love The House Of Night Series

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

This Week’s Topic: Reasons Why I Love _________

I choose: House Of Night Series.

  1. Characters

The characters in this book were all special in their own way. It starts out from only Zoey’s point of view, but then you get other points of view later in the series. They are goofy and serious. Most of all, they are loyal.

2. Powerful Messages

I really love how many powerful messages were sprinkled through this entire series. It was impressive and inspirational.

3. Special Bonds

There are many different bonds in this series. Some that are formed later in the series. Some that are formed right away. Some are emotional and others are blood bonds. I was pretty much for most of them!

4. Hilarious Moments

All the sarcastic comments really made this series amazing to me. I love sarcasm and witticism. The more the better!

5. Cats!!!

This series was FULL of cats!!! There’s a dog in the series too and he’s amazing, but he comes later.

6. Good Vs. Evil

I didn’t know I was a sucker for the iconic good versus evil (light versus dark) story until I found this series.

7. Some Realistic Moments

This is a paranormal book. So yes, most of the book relates to paranormal things. However, it does have some realism in it. Zoey doesn’t get along with her stepdad at all. The conflict she faces is something I understand all too well. There are some other things that happen in the story as well that hit me hard.

8. Family

I feel like it’s important to note that family isn’t portrayed as completely bad in this story. I mean we have Grandma Redbird. She was an absolute gem! She pretty much adopted the entire group of Zoey’s friends as her own grandchildren!

9. Open Love

There are several times in this book where the authors are more liberal when it comes to love. Having more than one lover is acceptable in this world. LGBTQ+ is also accepted. They fully embrace the Love Is Love movement and I am here for it!

10. Magic

Last, but never ever least, magic! I love the magic portrayed in this. Many students are gifted. Some with elemental magic and some with others. I’m spelling it normal, but I believe it’s spelled with a K in the book! I am a sucker for books with magic!

Top Ten Tuesday: Last Ten Books I abandoned

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

This week’s topic: The Last Ten Books I Abandoned

To start with:

Any reader wants to read and LOVE every book they pick up. We want to read them from beginning to end. Out of the ten I’m about to share, I only quit one because I didn’t care for it. The rest I fully plan to return to. One day.

I couldn’t even get past the first two chapters with this one. It was just cringy and unreadable to me in SO MANY levels. I’m not going to tell anybody not to read it. Other people may find it a good story. I just didn’t. The reviews solidified my decision. I normally never read or take reviews to heart to be honest.

All of these books I’ve had to set aside temporarily due to books on my upcoming blog schedule. I will be starting over half of them soon. I’ve already started at least one.

How having to admit I set books aside has made me feel:

Your turn!

Top Ten Tuesday: Things I’d Have At My Bookish Party

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

This Week’s Topic: Things I’d Have At My Bookish Party

  1. Books, Duh

Whether we are discussing a book we all read, exchanging books, or whatever. Books are always a necessity!

2. Butterbeer

For all the HP fans that are going to be there!

3. Chocolate

Gotta keep our sugar up for a fun bookish time!

4. Music

Of course they would all be bookish playlists!

5. Soda

We gotta keep our energy up!

6. Bookmarks

Just in case people want to read during the party!

7. Chips

And dip of course!!!!

8. Tea

Or coffee for those who prefer it over tea!

9. Pizza

Need I say more?

10. Movies

Preferably book to movie adaptations. For research purposes of course!

Hope you enjoyed my list! I’d love to see yours! Please feel free to comment your link here so I can view yours! 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish I Had Read As A Child

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

This Week’s Topic: Book I Wish I Read As A Child

This wasn’t exactly easy, but it wasn’t exactly hard. I grew up with a mother who loves to read. I had great access to books. Most people gifted me books as a child as well. I was that child who always had her reading log filled front and back and with extra pages added. Anybody remember getting free personal pan pizzas for reading a certain amount of books? It was awesome!

I didn’t know this was a thing. I was talking to my fiance about this topic and he brought it up. When I told him I’d never heard of the book, he shut down for a good ten seconds. It made me wish that I had read it. That’s why it’s on the list!

I never really had access to this book. I always wanted to read it. Hearing so many people talk about it just made me want it more! I can’t believe it’s on Kindle Unlimited! I’m checking it out right now.

It just looks like it is such a cute story. I still haven’t read it 😦

I’m still sad that I haven’t read this one yet. I will. I plan to!

I didn’t find out about this until I was adult. But I still wish I read it as a child. Books are different reading as a child. There’s just this magic that you don’t really have as an adult sadly.

Do I need to say more about this one?

I loved this movie as a kid. Wish I knew it was a book series!

This is the same as BFG for me.

So crazy confession with this one. I had this book. I carried it with me everywhere for the longest time. I can’t tell you why I never actually read it. I loved the book itself. Sadly, it got lost. I still want to read it one day.

*High pitch squeaky voice* This was a book??????

Thank you for Reading!

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Titles That Would Make Great Band Names

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

This week’s topic:

Titles That Would Make Good Band Names

This TTT is actually a collaboration with my fiance. His blog is currently undergoing some changes or I’d link his blog here. Once he has finalized a blog to his liking, I’ll put it in the link and announce it as well!

I thought this one would be a bit challenging. I wasn’t expecting why it was challenging. It was challenging because there were SO MANY good choices! It was insane!

  1. Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz

2. Insomnia by Stephen King

3. Lost In Wonderland by Nicky Peacock

4. Alien Phalanx by Scott Sigler

5. Fitfth Soul by Laura Greenwood

6. Hell’s Calling by Bea Paige

7. Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

8. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

9. Junkyard Cats by Faith Hunter

10. Phoenix by Jessica Wayne

Thank you for Reading!

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Books I enjoyed but rarely talk about

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

This week’s topic:

Books I Enjoyed But Rarely Talk About

  1. Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham

I was so excited to find that one of my favorite actresses of all time writes as well. I listened to the audiobook on Scribd. This was before I discovered the audiobooks there skip, but I digress. I loved the book! I bought physical copies of this and her other books! I will probably reread multiple times.

2. Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews

I read the first four of this book. I need to get around to reading the fifth book soon! The point of view of the main character changes for the fourth book. I like the main character in the fourth book, but I LOVED the main character in the first three. She’s just so witty and sassy. She doesn’t take flack from ANYONE. It’s a fun series.

3. The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler

I still can’t remember how I came across this book. All I know is I fell in love with it. I listened to it twice. The second time around was with my mom on the way home from a convention. She enjoyed it as much as I did! It’s definitely a high fantasy novel.

4. I Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson

I love Shane Dawson videos. He’s funny and sarcastic. I’m sure a lot of people will talk about how he downs himself a lot. I totally get it. It’s what people with self esteem issues do. I digress. It’s so obvious that Shane put a lot of his heart and soul into writing the stories in this one and the next. I kind of always hoped he’d write more. I was disappointed that he never did.

5. Shadow Hunt by Melissa F. Olson

Imagine that you have the power to completely null paranormal’s powers. They become completely human in your presence. That’s Scarlett. She’s more than just a Null. She’s also a very sarcastic woman with a quick wit and an amazing dog.

6. Mean Little People by Paige Dearth

This isn’t a book that will give you warm and tingly feeling. It’s dark and horrifying. Some parts will even make you question humanity in general. It makes you wonder why people can do the things they do. I think that’s some of the allure I have in this book. I haven’t read any other books by this author, but I’m sure they are just as amazing as this one.

7. Veil Of Secrecy by RM Alexander

I’ve read this book two or three times. I plan to read it more. One of my book boyfriends is actually in this trilogy. It’s beautiful and clean. The best way I can explain it is that sometimes science can be used for evil purposes. Those who are behind it will stop at nothing to make sure that nothing gets in their way of their plans.

8. Closure by Angela Ford

This is a very heart-warming book. It’s also full of suspense. It’s basically like reading an episode of Criminal Minds. However, instead of reading it from multiple points of view, you only get one. It makes the story more intimate.

9. Shattered Dreams by Brenda Kennedy

This story is a roller coaster ride of emotions. My fiance’s (now ex) sister-in-law and I read it together. We wound up reading all three books quickly. It’s beautiful and touching. It’s also so tragic. I couldn’t get enough of it.

10. Along Came A Spider by James Patterson

Not many people know this, but I used to LOVE James Patterson. I still love the author. I just have many other favorite authors as well. I have more access to books now than I ever did back then. This is one of my favorite series of all time. I discovered it and Patterson because of the movie based on this book.

Thank you for Reading!

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