Top Ten Tuesday: Fictional Couples

It’s a rewind week for Top Ten Tuesday, which is when you can go back and revisit a topic that’s been done before.  Because I’ve only been participating for a short while, there are years of content to chose from.

I’ve selected a topic from 2010 featuring my favorite fictional couples in books.  I’m a sucker for a well-written romance, especially since they don’t come along that often.  It was fun thinking about all these characters again and remembering why I started shipping them in the first place. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Giftcard Me Up

Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card

  1. Hermione Granger Saves the World–Essays on the Feminist Heroine of Hogwarts  edited by Christopher E. Bell
  2. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
  3. This Day: Collected & New Sabbath Poems by Wendall Berry
  4. God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist?
    by David T. Lamb
  5. Are Women Human? Penetrating, Sensible, and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society by Dorothy L. Sayers
  6. The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah
  7. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  8. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh
  9. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
  10. Bloodline by Claudia Gray

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up hosted at The Broke and the Bookish

Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want to Do After Reading Them

1.) Write – Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

My mentor at L’Abri this past Spring, upon learning that I write, got me hooked on Anne Lamott.  She leant me Bird by Bird and after tearing through it (laughing all the way), all I wanted to do was write for days.  Her writing style felt like coming home.

2.) Become a wizard – Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

How can you engage in Rowling’s world and NOT want to become a wizard?  (Have you seen the new Fantastic Beasts trailer yet?  Doesn’t it look amazing?!) Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Why I Love Being a Hufflepuff

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they suggest a new theme with a list for bloggers to choose from.  This week’s category: Ten Reasons I Love X.  It’s pretty broad, so I decided to go with the top ten reasons I love my Hogwarts house. Continue reading

Top Ten Beach Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they suggest a new theme with a list for bloggers to choose from.  This week’s topic: top ten beach reads!

Note: I haven’t actually been to the beach in years.  But if I were to spend a day in the sun, I’d want books that are light.  Give me fluff, give me action, give me humor, give me something that will keep the pages turning. Continue reading