Top Ten Tuesday – Sand Between the Pages

This week’s topic is right on time. I’m heading off to a sunny, beachyish vacation in about two weeks. I’ve been trying to decide what to bring with me to read. I have a bunch of physical books I’ve purchased and want to read, but those books have made many of my previous lists.

I’ve been terrible at reading this year. I’m relying a lot on my audiobooks. Travelling means diving into my ereader- cause it’s lighter to carry. So this list is comprised of audiobooks from hoopla (if your library allows you access to this service, it’s amazing. check it out) and digital words hiding out on my Kobo waiting for some loving.

I know a lot people select the light and fluffy for their beach reading. And that makes sense. But those are just not my kind of book. So while these are fun and sun books, they’re lighter than some of my usual selections.

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The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Page

I avoided Dorothy Must Die for a long time. I was so over this fairy tale retelling schtick. Then I needed a book and that one was there for the listening. And surprisingly, really enjoyable. The follow up will probably make great plane listening. Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday – It’s a Laugh

Looking for books for this topic has confirmed that comedy is not my bag. I do not gravitate towards the typically funny. Not that I don’t get joy out of my books or that they don’t make me laugh, but I don’t read a lot of ‘funny’ books.

But I’ve found a few – and realized that when I reach for the funny , it tends to be autobiographies of very funny women.

Is Everyone Hanging out Without me? / Why Not Me? – Mindy Kaling

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You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) – Felicia Day Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday -Too Many Books, Not Enough Time

Today’s post is about books I meant to get around to reading in 2015. Technically, it’s supposed to be books published in 2015, but I don’t organize my reading that way. Instead, I’ll just talk about books I really wanted to read but didn’t. I’m slowly rectifying this since I’m in the middle of reading the first two on the list.

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Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible – and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Please, Santa, I Want Some More

This week’s list is all about books I’d like to receive under the Christmas tree. I’m not doing books I’d like to get so I can read them. This is all about the books I want to see on my shelf and it would be nice if I didn’t have to spend my own money on them. This is a list of selfish wants. It’s totally in the Christmas spirit…

So, let’s just get right to it.

Harry Potter Series – The Slytherin Covers

Okay, the last thing I need is another copy of the Harry Potter books, but come on, these are so pretty! I want to own them and never open them. For display purposes only. So pretty! So expensive

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The Casual Vacancy – J. K Rowling

Let’s stick all the Rowling stuff together. I’ve read CV a few times. I love it. It’s one of my favourite books. For some reason, I don’t own a physical copy of it. Must be rectified Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Automatic for the People

Okay, I like doing lists, but I’m starting to have a bit of a problem with the TTT topics. They’re beginning to feel repetitive. Authors I own the most books from. Authors I read the most. And now, auto-buy authors. By nature, these lists are going to be pretty similar. If I own a lot of books by someone, I’m probably going to read a lot of their books, and eventually, they’re going to be an auto-buy (I’m using auto-buy to mean that I know I will eventually buy these books, not that I will always buy them before I read them. Rowling is the only one whose books I currently pre-order). Maybe this isn’t as much of a problem when you have multiple blog submitters, but when pulling from just one person’s preferences… well, here’s a list you’ve pretty much read before. I don’t actually have ten authors, so I’ve added a couple that I want to be on this list but I just haven’t gotten around reading all their books yet, so they haven’t quite made it onto my go-to list. Continue reading