Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Love An Update On

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This Week’s Topic: Characters I’d Love An Update On (Where are they now that the book is over?)

  1. All my favorites from House of Night
  2. Rose and Dimitri from Vampire Academy
  3. Lyra and Will from His Dark Materials
  4. My favorites from the Sookie Stackhouse series
  5. Felicity from A Lesson in Vengeance
  6. Every single character in Paranormals of Avynwood
  7. Mia from If I Stay
  8. All the characters from Complications of Pi
  9. All the Sweeney Sisters in The Sweeney Sisters
  10. Dina from Innkeeper Chronicles

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Top Ten Tuesday: Witchy and Scary Books I’d Like To Read ASAP

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This Week’s Topic: Halloween Freebie

My Choice: Witchy and scary books I’d like to read ASAP.

I wouldn’t be mad if anybody gifted me any of these. Just saying! LOL!!!!!

Own and need to read:

Don’t own but really want:

Not yet released:

I pre-ordered this back in August. I’ve been anxious for it ever since!!!!!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Settings

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This Week’s Topic: Favorite Book Settings

Going to keep this one brief. No pictures.

  1. Libraries. I love books so it’s natural I love settings that involve libraries.
  2. Boarding Schools. I always wanted to go to a boarding school when I was a kid.
  3. Cafes. There’s just something alluring about cafes.
  4. Woods. The spookier the better.
  5. Apothecaries. This one is new to me, but there’s something alluring about it as well.
  6. Boats. Especially ones involving long trips.
  7. Mountains. I love mountains anyways and would love to live in the mountains.
  8. Journeys. Think Lord of the Rings
  9. Carnivals. There’s just a lot of fun that happens with carnivals!
  10. Classrooms. I love learning. I miss school.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Pet Peeves

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This Week’s Topic: Bookish Pet Peeves

This one took some thinking on. Especially since I’m very uncomfortable complaining about things. I don’t want to come off as rude or dramatic. Here we are.

  1. Being interrupted. If you come up to me and you hear an audiobook playing or see that I’m reading, please wait for me to pause or put down the book. I promise you that I’ve seen you approach. I have ADHD. Movements catch my attention. I just want to get to a stopping point.
  2. Repeated Phrases. This one is more mild in all honesty. It’s things, like she let out the breath she didn’t realize she was holding, or and just like that. Sayings now and then are okay but multiple times over and over to the point where I can predict when it’s about to pop up…. yeah.
  3. Gatekeeping. Everybody reads differently. Everybody has different tastes in books. Not everybody is going to read the same. Some people read fast. Some people read slow. Some people prefer audiobooks. Some people prefer physical books. Some people prefer ebooks. In the end, it doesn’t matter. Their reading style and preferences don’t really bother you. Leave it be and enjoy your own reading.
  4. Presumptions. This is one of the worst ones for me. They assume your reading preferences based on your gender, or they assume that you only read because you have no life. I can’t tell you how many comments I’ve had in my life. Wouldn’t you be happier if you went out and enjoyed life? Oh you’re a reader? What’s your favorite romance novel? I could go on.
  5. Cliffhangers. I just can’t even. Cliffhangers are the worst for me. Especially when I don’t have the next book out or the next book hasn’t been released yet. I’m not even going to lie. I have been known to throw a book with a cliffhanger.
  6. Dogeared pages. This one isn’t as major to me as most. It does irk me a little bit though. It forever alters the page!
  7. Hateful reviews. It’s okay not to like a book. You aren’t going to like every book you pick up and that’s okay. However, there’s a difference in not liking a book and giving constructive criticism and outright bashing a book or the author. It’s just rude and disrespectful. There’s a difference between “I felt this book really just didn’t have a great plot and the characters fell flat.” and “This author was so stupid to think anybody would want to buy this garbage.”
  8. Bad editing. I want to preface this by saying that every book is going to have a typo slip here and there no matter how edited it is. What I’m referring to is no editing at all. I once started a book that didn’t use punctuation. At all. Not even once. I couldn’t get past the first three pages.
  9. Whiny characters. I just can’t. Not even a little. I don’t mean the ones that are bitchy and hateful. Like Aphrodite. I mean the ones that are all woe is me and constantly whining about something. Nothing ever makes them happy.
  10. When somebody says they don’t read because they don’t have time to read. First of all, you’re giving a backhanded comment about readers having too much time on their hands. Which is not true. Secondly, you do have time to read. You just choose to spend that time doing other things that you enjoy more. Which is fine. There’s nothing wrong with that at all. I’d prefer you to do things you really enjoy. However, don’t say it’s because you don’t have time. It just isn’t true.

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Top Ten Tuesday: October TBR

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This Week’s Topic: Freebie (Come up with your own topic or do a past TTT topic that you missed or would like to do again.)

My Choice: Books I’d like to read in October

  1. One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
  2. Survive the Night by Riley Sager
  3. Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee
  4. A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee
  5. Instructions For Dancing by Nicola Yoon
  6. Daughter of Sparta by Claire M. Andrews
  7. Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
  8. The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
  9. Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian
  10. If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy

Most Anticipating:

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Fall 2021 To-read List

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This Week’s Topic: Books on My Fall 2021 To-read List

The Lost Apothecary

Half Sick of Shadows

Ariadne

Survive the Night

The Orphan Witch

A Lesson in Vengeance

Ace of Spades

Six Crimson Cranes

The Poison Heart

One Last Stop

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Numbers In the Title

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This Week’s Topic: Books With Numbers In the Title

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Four Blind Mice by James Patterson
Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim
56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard

Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich. This series is mostly numbered. The latest ones haven’t been.
11/22/63 by Stephen King
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

Women’s Murder Club by James Patterson- All books in this series are numbered.

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Books That Put a Smile on My Face

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This Week’s Topic: Books Guaranteed to Put a Smile On Your Face

This is a very broad request. I want to stress that this list is of my opinion. I understand that others may not feel the same.

  1. My Lady Jane 
  2. The Paranormals of Avynwood
  3. The House of Night
  4. Vampire Academy
  5. The Complications of Pi
  6. Redwall 
  7. Stalking Jack the Ripper
  8. The Gift Saga
  9. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
  10. The Plum Series

I’d love to see the ten books that make you smile! Feel free to comment them or put the link of your blog!

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Fictional Crushes

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This Week’s Topic: Fictional Crushes

My fictional crushes have always been female and I’m okay with that. Also, this doesn’t specify books.

  1. Ginny Weasley from the Harry Potter series.
  2. Nina from the Winter series
  3. Zoey Redbird from the House of Night series
  4. Shaunee from House of Night series
  5. Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy
  6. Peyton from Complications of Pi
  7. Lindsay Boxer from Women’s Murder Club
  8. Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls
  9. Cindy Thomas from Women’s Murder Club
  10. Abby from NCIS

This was way harder than I thought it was going to be. I thought it was going to be a challenge because I didn’t think I’d come up with ten. I never imagined that I would have to narrow the list down! Either way, I’ll say that I could go on.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Read Again For First Time

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This Week’s Topic: Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time

  1. The Stand by Stephen King 
  2. The Giver by Lois Lowry 
  3. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton 
  4. House of Night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast 
  5. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry 
  6. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead 
  7. Addicted by Krys Fenner 
  8. Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind  
  9. Down World by Rebecca Phelps 
  10. Paranormals of Avynwood series by Michelle Dare

The top book I wish I could reread is:

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