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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Should Have DNF’d

HI guys, I’m back doing things like Top Ten Tuesday, and thought this week as the time to start. I have actually turned this week’s topic round (Books you DNF’d too quickly) because I just don’t really DNF books. Once I have read a bit of a book, I give it a pretty good go to finish it no matter my level of enjoyment, so there are very few books I have actually failed to finish or purposely chosen to stop reading.

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: Books I Should Have DNF’d”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved But Won’t Re-read

There are some days when I look at my book shelves and think that I have lots of new and excited things to read, and why would I ever pick up a book I’ve read before ever again. There are some days when I look at my book shelves and think those books that I’ve read were so good that I just want to keep re-reading those books over and over again. And there are some days when I finish a book and think, that was so good that if I re-read it I would be nothing but disappointed.

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: Books I Loved But Won’t Re-read”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set in Another Country

Wow, I am cutting it a little fine this week, but we have an hour or so left, so we have time to get through this! I’ve been in work today for the first time in a week, so I’m a bit all over the place in finding my feet. Isn’t it weird how that works so quick? Anyways, Top Ten Tuesday, yes that’s why we’re here, and this week is all about books set in other countries. Fun!

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: Books Set in Another Country”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR

Well, in a week that has seen yet more snow, dipping temperatures, freezing winds, and embracing water bottles, it’s nice to think about Spring isn’t it? It somehow seems really far away, and yet we’re closer to April 1st than we are the beginning of March. I’ve had a really great month of reading, and read a real mix of books, and would like to continue that on through the rest of Spring, so really this TBR topic could not have come at a better time.

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 pop your thinking cap on and narrow down those choices! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Surprised Me

I think it’s safe to say that every reader has been surprised by their fair share of books. There are those you nothing about and blow you away. There are those you expect the world from and fail to deliver. There are those you think you’ll hate and you turn out to loved. And the best, the ones you think you’d enjoy, and that blow your mind and stick with your forever. That’s why this week’s topic is so fun!

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 rack your brains and narrow down your top ten favourite of that topic. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Surprised Me”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Book Quotes

Do you get a more wonderfully perfect topic than analysing your favourite words from literature and compiling them into one post? No, I don’t think you do either. I absolutely adored this week’s challenge of finding my favourite book quotes, the only problem came from narrowing them down.

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. Quite simply, you list the top ten of the topic prompt.

This week, I have elected to do something that I usually dislike. I don’t like leaving a choice without some words of explanation and reasoning, however, in a week all about words, I have decided to let the quotes themselves do the talking:

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
– Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

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“Dreams is full of mystery and magic…..Do not try to understand them.”
– Roald Dahl, The BFG

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“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
– J K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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“I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still.”
– V E Schwab, A Darker Shade of Magic

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“Not all those who wander are lost”
– J R R Tolkien, Lord of the Rings

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“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
– Neil Gaiman, Coraline

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“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
– Dr. Seuss, Oh The Places You’ll Go

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“Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”
– Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

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“A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: We must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently.”
― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

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“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.”
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography


It is no surprise that I value adventure so highly when you look at the over-arching theme within these quotes, after all, “books are a uniquely portable form of magic.” 

What are you favourite book quotes?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Could Re-Read Forever

A perennial problem for all book worms and bibliophiles is what book to read next. Do we launch into a new world, or a brand new character’s head, or get lost in a familiar story that we could read over and over again? I am guilty of reading and re-reading my favourite books, I think we all are, so this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic let’s me enjoy the power of a good re-read.

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. Quite simply, you list the top ten of the topic prompt. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Could Re-Read Forever”