Top Ten Signs You’re a Book Lover

I’m taking part in another Top Ten Tuesday today! Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

Todays Top Ten Tuesday is in celebration of the weekly post turning ten! The theme is to pick a past Top Ten Tuesday topic you wish you’d done, but didn’t get a chance to do. As someone who is new to this weekly post, I had a lot to choose from. I decided to go with ‘top ten signs you’re a book lover!’

I’m a Book Blogger

I feel like this is a clear sign I am a book blogger – I have a blog dedicated to my love for books.

I Never Damage Books

I hate hate hate damaged books. Dog earing books; spine bending; creases; writing in books; folding; ripping out pages – the list goes on. I can’t stand it.

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Ten Books on My Summer 2020 TBR

I’m taking part in another Top Ten Tuesday today! Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

Todays Top Ten Tuesday is books on my summer 2020 tbr. I am trying to buy less books, so I am going to go through ones that I have already bought or ones that I have already preordered rather than all ten being new releases! This list is also in no particular order.

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert

From my understanding, this book has mental health representation, including bipolar, with a black, jewish and bisexual main character. So, there is a lot of diversity in this book and that is really exciting! I am trying to make my reading more diverse and this seems like the perfect book.

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WWW Wednesday

This week I’m taking part in WWW Wednesday, it is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words.  

There are just three questions to answer:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you Currently Reading?

I am currently reading All That She Can See by Carrier Hope Fletcher. I’ve been reading this book for a little while now. I haven’t sat down and picked up a book for about a week now. I just haven’t been in the mood to read and have been focusing on keeping up with all of the news with the Black Lives Matter movement. I need to workout a way to balance the two and probably need to set some time to read, most likely in the evening time.

I am also listening to the audiobook for The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. I’ve had a little more luck at making my way through this one this week. I am about three hours into the audiobook and I am really enjoying it so far! It’s definitely a harder read and less light-hearted than All That She Can See but it is an important read and I am glad I’m reading it.

What did you Recently Finish Reading?

I just recently finished Nineteen by Makenzie Campbell, a poetry collection. I reviewed it and you can see my thoughts here.

What do you Think you’ll Read Next?

I am really lucky at the moment and have so many options! I think my top three are Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender, Flat Share by Beth O’Leary and Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert. I think Little & Lion will be my next audiobook read, but I will have to decided in the moment for my next physical read!

What are you currently reading?

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Books I’ve Added to my TBR and Forgotten Why

Today I am taking part in my first Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. Todays topic is ‘books I’ve added to my TBR and forgotten why’. So, I am going to go through my Goodreads ‘to-read’ shelf and see what I have on there.

Before I open it up to look, I try to be someone who doens’t add to much on Goodreads because I tend to get lost in the books otherwise. I’m going to judge whether I remember the book based off the title, author or just the image and not off of a synopsis. My theory is, that I should remember the synopsis, or at least have a vague idea, and if not, then it needs to go on this list! This will also be a good test about my memory, because I have an awful one. So, let me load it up.

I currently have 72 books in the ‘to-read’ category.

Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton

Tiny Pretty Things (Tiny Pretty Things, #1)

Tiny Pretty Things is the first one on the list that i am questioning. I do recognise the book cover, however I have no idea what it is about without looking at the synopsis.

After reading the goodreads synopsis, this sounds great; it has great reviews; sounds like a diverse read; and I am going to keep it on my tbr.

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Review: Nineteen

I was kindly provided with an e-arc of this book via NetGalley.

Nineteen

Nineteen is a collection of poetry that broaches heartbreak, love, loss, war, peace, and healing.

For every place we go, there is a feeling or memory that’s been painted on the walls. You can paint over it, but it will always be there. Even if you can’t see it, you know.

You can feel the heartbreak inside the bedroom where you lost a love.

You can feel the hope at the coffee shop where a beginning happened.

You can feel the healing as you sit in the driver’s seat, in charge of your own life.

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Celebrity Book Tag

I saw this book tag on Gigisreads and decided to give it a go as it has been a while since I’ve done a book tag.

Emma Watson- A book with a hot kick butt female character

Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas was the first one to come to mind.

Ryan Gosling- A book with the hottest male character

Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare!

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First Line Friday

First Lines Friday is hosted by Wandering Words for book lovers!

The Rules are:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

An elegant hand flipped an old fashioned lever and, with a satisfying sizzle, six lightbulbs flickered into life above six long tables.

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Review: It Only Happens in the Movies

Today I am finally getting around to sharing my thoughts on Holly Bourne’s It Only Happens in the Movies. It’s a bit of a messy review, but I feel like all of my feelings about it come across! Here’s the synopsis:

Audrey is over romance. Since her parents’ relationship imploded her mother’s been catatonic, so she takes a cinema job to get out of the house. But there she meets wannabe film-maker Harry. Nobody expects Audrey and Harry to fall in love as hard and fast as they do. But that doesn’t mean things are easy. Because real love isn’t like the movies…

The greatest love story ever told doesn’t feature kissing in the snow or racing to airports. It features pain and confusion and hope and wonder and a ban on cheesy clichés. Oh, and zombies…

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May Wrap Up

I didn’t have the best start of the month, but I think I have ended it on a good note! I didn’t read anything until the third week of May and since then I haven’t been able to stop. I am a slow reader anyway, so this doesn’t reflect in the amount of books in this Wrap Up, but I am making my way through physical books again!

I went through a year long phase of not having enough concentration to sit down long enough to read a physical book, so I relied heavily on audiobooks. However, I have found my groove again and I am reading physical books again, so I am very happy. Anyway, here’s what I read in May:

Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich with Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

I have a recent new obsession with musicals and after listening to soundtrack of Dear Evan Hansen on repeat for weeks, I found the book and I loved it. I really loved getting a deeper insight to the characters, especially Connor Murphey. I felt like I really got to know Connor a lot more than in the musical and it made me appreciate the story as a whole a lot more.

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First Line Friday

First Lines Friday is hosted by Wandering Words for book lovers!

The Rules are:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

 

In the beginning, there were two suns and two moons.

The boy’s sight blurred before him, seeing past the truth. Past the shame.

 

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