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Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books I’ve Read

Good evening folks! Normal service has been resumed here at Travel in Retrospect, which means I have taken another of these great Top Ten Tuesday post ideas and twisted into something that works for me. This week, the topic is longest reads. I know that I have read quite a number of long books, and also know that this list would realistically be Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and A Song of Ice and Fire only, so I decided to look at both longest books I’ve read, books I’m surprised were that long, books that were the earliest I remember diving into and books that were way way to long for there own good. What can I say, it’s a mixed bag as always!

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Then you simply get listing! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books I’ve Read”

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Books I’ll Probably Never Read Tag

I haven’t done one of these tags for quite some time, but the lovely Lucinda @ Lucinda is Reading... tagged me in this little number and it intrigued me. I have quite the fascination in reading posts about what books people don’t like or aren’t interested in that are popular, so it was the perfect time to be tagged, thanks Lucinda!!

Without much preamble, let’s get on with the show: Continue reading “Books I’ll Probably Never Read Tag”

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T5W: Freebie – Magical Items

This week, after a world of wind and snow and busy work days, it’s nice to think about all things freebie and all things magical. There are no topic ideas or restraints on this week’s prompt, other than to go crazy with your own thoughts and ideas. I decided to have a look back through the Top 5 Wednesday Archives for topics that I liked but never got the chance to do. There are lots as it turns out, so I think over the coming months I may do this more often if that week’s topic doesn’t suit me!

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page. Continue reading “T5W: Freebie – Magical Items”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Yummy Food Books

Let me tell you, when you’re on a diet, there is nothing more tantalising to talk, dream, and think about than food. So when I saw this post, I instantly knew it would be something that I would enjoy talking about. I’m sure we’ve all experienced reading a book and coming across the section that is nothing short of saliva inducing food porn? We’ve all flicked through cookbooks and felt our mouths water whilst looking at pictures of recipes that we realistically know are too difficult for us to manage? Oh, just me…

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish tam together to produce a book related topic each week, and you simply list the top ten of that topic. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Yummy Food Books”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters to Crush On

If there is one thing that you can absolutely be sure on it’s that I like reading all about new characters, and enjoy reading about new attractive characters even more. Sometimes, I crush on characters because they are conventionally described and designed to be attractive in their personality, physicality, and interactions. Sometimes, I simply crush on a character because I want to be them. I want to be them, or like them so much that I end up finding them attractive. Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason as to why I crush on them. They just have that spark, that edge, that makes them attractive to me.

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish tam together to produce a book related topic each week, and you simply list the top ten of that topic.

Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Characters to Crush On”

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T5W: Spooky Literary Settings

118368It’s Halloween season, the spooky characters of the world are coming out from their coffins and caves, and the pumpkins are at the door of the supermarkets. It’s a good time.

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page. Continue reading “T5W: Spooky Literary Settings”

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T5W: Character’s You’d Want as a Family

118368I got into a real routine with my blogging in August, and T5W and it’s great topics had a role to play in that! As ever, the ladies are coming up with exciting and different topics on books, and this week is no different. I’m not sure I would put this week in my favourite topics list, simply because of how broad it is, and how hard it is to limit to 5! Characters you’d want in a family are nearly impossible to narrow down to 5!

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s
Goodreads page. Continue reading “T5W: Character’s You’d Want as a Family”