Top Ten Tuesday December 18: Winter 2018 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Updates are now at That Artsy Reader Girl.

December 18: Winter 2018 TBR

1) Doctor Sleep by Stephen King; Narrated by Will Patton.

2) Sisters of the Fire by Kim Wilkins. I just received an ARC of this book and want to read it asap.

3) The World of All Souls: A Complete Guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and the Book of Life. This is for Christmas break since this book is too big to commute with.

4) Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden; Narrated by Kathleen Gati. I am going to listen to The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower on Audible to refresh my memory before The Winter of the Witch is released.

I am going to stop here since I am sure the rest will depend on my mood. I just plan to listen to a lot of audiobooks and read from the TBR piles I got at Book Con and NYCC.

Advertisements

Top Ten Tuesday November 27: Platonic Relationships In Fiction

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Updates are now at That Artsy Reader Girl.

November 27: Platonic Relationships In Books Fiction (friendships, parent/child, siblings, family, etc.)
Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday November 6: Backlist Books I Want to Read

op Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Updates are now at That Artsy Reader Girl.

November 6: Backlist Books I Want to Read

According to this site:
publishing industry definitions for frontlist vs. backlist books: Though timelines differ for different publishers, a book is considered “frontlist” from when it is newly released into the marketplace until it on the bricks and mortar or virtual bookstore shelves six months or so. A backlist title is a book that has typically been on sale for 6 months to a year.

I also found this interesting: The Beginner’s Guide to the Backlist.

Well, more than 6 months old will really make this a long, long list. I plan to do another post about my TBR piles. I have picked up so, so, so many books from conventions over that years, not mention books I buy on a whim but wait years to read. It will be hard to narrow it down for this list.

Top Ten Backlist Books I Want to Read

1) Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
2) The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst
3) Caraval by Stephanie Garber
4) Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
5) Year Zero by Rob Reid
6) Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
7) His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
8) Illuminae: The Illuminae Files – 01, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
9) We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
10) Siracusa by Delia Ephron

Top Ten Tuesday: October 30: Halloween/Creepy Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Updates are now at That Artsy Reader Girl.

October 30: Halloween/Creepy Freebie

I don’t read a lot of horror or thrillers so this list will be short. These stories either gave me a chill or made me think how sick the world can be.

Creepiest books I’ve read:

1) Within These Walls by Ania Ahlborn

2) Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus, by Mary Shelly

3) The Forest of Hands and Teeth, by Carrie Ryan. Her short story “Bougainvillea” from Zombies Vs Unicorns is set in the same universe.

4) NOS4A2, by Joe Hill
I am currently listening to this audiobook as my October/Halloween creep fest.
I thought about adding Horns to the list, but my memory of it is more from the movie, which felt more like a dark comedy. I recently got the audiobook of Horns.

5) Poe is a master of creepiness. My favorites are: “The Cask of Amontillado”, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, and “The Pit and the Pendulum”.

6) I Am Legend (and other stories) by Richard Matheson. I don’t remember much about the short stories, but reading over my review I did like them.

This is kind of sad. Maybe by next year I will have more to add to this list.

Top Ten Tuesday: October 23: Most Evil Villains

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Updates are now at That Artsy Reader Girl.

October 23: Villains (favorite, best, worst, lovable, creepiest, most evil, etc.)

1. Lord Voldemort. He’s Hitler in the Wizarding World. I don’t think I need to say more.

2. Dolores Umbridge. That sadistic, child abusing wretch has no business being a Professor or an Inquisitor. If I went into details this would turn into an essay. What is most infuriating, because we all this happens in real life, is that she does not truly get hers at the end of OotP. We see her still working at the Ministry in DH. One change that I like in that film that was not in the book was that Harry throws “I must not tell lies” back in her face.

3. Alec D’Urberville from Tess of the D’Urbervilles. He is the devil. He rapes Tess, blames it on her, lies about “finding God”, and he’s just an all around POS. I wish he suffered a more painful and drawn out, excruciating death.

4. Benjamin from The All Souls Trilogy. He is a really gross, sadistic rapist. Being a vampire is no excuse because he would have behaved the same way as a human.

5. Jeffrey Halcomb from With in These Walls. He’s a creepy, evil cult leader with supernatural abilities. There were so many times I just wanted to punch his stupid face. The way he manipulated people was infuriating.

I am sure I have more but these were the top 5 I could think of off the top of my head. Looking it over I see they all have the common characteristics of being manipulative and sadistic.

Top Ten Tuesday October 16: Bookstores/Libraries I’ve Always Wanted to Visit

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Updates are now at That Artsy Reader Girl.

October 16: Bookstores/Libraries I’ve Always Wanted to Visit

1)Bodleian Library. The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, and is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. With over 12 million items, it is the second-largest library in Britain after the British Library.

I have been to Oxford, but I didn’t get to go inside the Bodleian. Next time I am there I am taking a tour and I’ll keep an eye out for witches, vampires, daemons and Ashmole 782.

 

2) British Library
This was on my list of places to visit when I went on my big trip to London with friends, but we ran out of time. So, next time I am back there I don’t want to make anymore excuses not to go.

3) The Library of Trinity College Dublin.
I feel like if I were lucky enough to visit this place I would pretend I was Hermione in the library at Hogwarts.

4) Library of Congress.
Though I have never been to D.C., this is probably the easiest one for me to visit besides the New York Public Library, which I have been to many times. I feel that it is a must when visiting D.C.

There are many other libraries I’d love to visit to. A few I saw on Buzz Feed.

Top Ten Tuesday: October 9: Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Updates are now at That Artsy Reader Girl.

What constitutes a long book? I think that depends on the reader. A person who doesn’t read much may say anything over 200 pages is long. But to someone who reads 50 books or more a year, they may say it’s anything over 600.

To keep this list reasonable and in the realm of 10 books I am sticking with anything over 500 pages.I’ll do this in order of page numbers, which means I am not grouping trilogies or series together.


Continue reading