Top Ten Tuesday: Childhood Favourites

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and Bookish with a new list subject every Tuesday.

This week’s Top Ten is Top Ten Childhood Faves. I’m one of those people who loved stories from an early age, but don’t remember much of what I read. I’m also one of those people who didn’t read well-known novels like Enid Blyton’s stories. I do remember the following with fondness, re-reading them, and I still have copies of most of them too.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Left Unread

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and Bookish with a new list subject every Tuesday.

This week’s Top Ten is Top Ten Books That Have Been On My Shelf For The Longest But I’ve Never Read. These books are exactly why I started the Off The Shelf! Challenge because I know there’s books on my shelf that have been there for several years and the unread pile still keeps growing…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Read During Halloween

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This week’s Top Ten is Top Ten Books To Read During Halloween. There was a time where all I was reading were books one could recommend for Halloween, but now I have a broader reading taste and the majority of books I read I wouldn’t recommend for Halloween. Instead I’m going to think about those books I loved way back in my teens, which were far more suitable for being creeped out!

Top Ten Books To Read During Halloween

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Top Ten Tuesday: Reading Again For The First Time

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This week’s Top Ten is Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time. I feel there may be quite a few books on this list, but at the same time I’m unsure about that. Re-reading is never quite the same as the first time, as a lot of readers can appreciate, to the occasional point of not always being as great a read as you were expecting the second time around. Of course there are going to be a lot of books I want to read and discover again for the first time. It’s magic. Anyway, enough of my rambles!

  1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – I think about this all the time with HP. I’ve been wanting to re-read the series for awhile now, I’ve only read it once so far, but one reason I haven’t is because of how I felt about HP the first time I read it and I don’t want to lose that.
  2. The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – The same goes with The Name of The Wind as I’m a sucker for well written fantasy. This is probably due to the fact I hate clichés and fantasy is full of clichés. I find it hard to come across a fantasy, which pushes all the right buttons like these first two have, and I’d say it’s one reason why I definitely want to read them again for the very first time. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read Because of Other Bloggers

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and Bookish with a new list subject every Tuesday.

It’s been awhile since I participated in Top Ten Tuesday so I figured it’s about time. Once every few weeks is a good amount of participation.

In honour of Book Blog Appreciation Week (BBAW) this week’s Top Ten is Books I Read Because Of Another Blogger.

There aren’t that many books I can think of reading because of other bloggers, but I do have a TBR list thanks to other book blogs. Basically those books exist, but I just haven’t gotten around to them yet. So many books to read.

  1. Room by Emma Donoghue – This is one that got a around a lot in the blogosphere and it’s also one of the books I’ve actually read recently thanks to my book club! Sometimes I’m wary of reading a book that has been popular or mentioned a lot on other blogs, but I wasn’t disappointed. I wasn’t completely in love with Room, but it’s still a pretty good read. Room is about a woman and her son who are kept imprisoned for several years and it’s all told from the perspective of the five year old son. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Would DIE To Meet

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and Bookish with a new list subject every Tuesday.

This week’s Top Ten is Top Ten Authors I Would DIE to meet (living or dead). Now, how could reaching ten on this list be hard for any avid reader?

  1. H.G. Wells – I didn’t even have to think about that one! I think the main reason I would love to meet Wells is because he was a man with a magnificent imagination that he could share in a time that gave his imagination a sense of being beyond current trends and what society could envision as the future.
  2. Patrick Rothfuss – I love his writing style and would love to meet him to discuss that alone, but he seems to have a great personality too if you read enough of his blog. What with his interesting gingerbread men, his propensity to start singing, and his honesty when it comes to writing blurbs, you know that any time spent with him is going to be entertaining regardless of his writing talent. As a bonus, the man also is a fan of Firefly and has played Fallout… How good is that? Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Websites & Utilities

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and Bookish with a new list subject every Tuesday.

This week’s Top Ten is Top Ten Bookish Websites/Organizations/Apps, etc.

With all the reading I do and books I have, I don’t think I actually use a lot of websites, organisations, or apps as you’d expect. Oh well, we’ll see!

  1. GoodReads – I’ve been on GoodReads for years, but not the whole time with the current account I have. I’m not exactly a socialite on there (am I anywhere?), but I’ve found it a great place to keep track of my books and find new ones.
  2. Indie Book Collective – I discovered them a few months ago and they’re a great way to find other authors who have ebooks and seeing their posts they come across as being very supportive of Indie authors. I highly recommend checking them out.
  3. The Signed Page – This is where I got my signed copies of The Name of The Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss, which is awesome because the chance of me actually going to get something signed by him is pretty much zilch. And I don’t just say that because I’m in another country… The Signed Page gives you the opportunity to procure work that is signed by your favourite authors (speculative and fantasy) that you normally wouldn’t get a chance to meet. Continue reading