Top Ten Tuesday: Best books of 2019

After wading through my reading highs and lows, these 10 titles floated to the top. A weirdly eclectic mix, I gotta say, a byproduct of my reading co-challenge. Just for fun, I included my star ratings. *Note that I'm not the most generous 5-star giver, but three books this year captured my heart. I bumped... Continue Reading →

TTT: Winter TBR

10. The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke Okay, listing this title has become an inside joke due to the fact it's filled a tbr spot every month since January. I've put off this Beowulf reimaging all year, but must check off the "retelling" prompt for my reading challenge. It's now or never. And the... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: Wintry reads

Cozy holiday novels could be popular titles for today's topic, but I don't read them. Depressing literary fiction is more in my wheelhouse, however, I chose to bridge the gap by listing books with wintry settings that I recommend. [Only a few qualify as bleak and literary]. The Snow Child by Eown Ivey. Bittersweet magical... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: bookmark love!

I'm stoked for this week's topic because I GEEK bookmarks. I'm a collector with too damn many, and I have no shame. 7. Not today Lego Vader. I'm sitting on more books that I can currently handle. Printables are more fun than using your grocery store receipt or junk mail to hold your place. Check... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday- Spooky Reads

Halloween approaches and I'm back to share ten of my most beloved scary books. Some contemporary, others classic, all bring moments of fright and delight to this hallowed time of year. 10. Masterpieces of Terror and the Supernatural, haven't read all of these yet, but had to feature it. Isn't that cover chilling? The artwork... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: Character traits I value

The most important attribute for any character is multi-faceted behavior. Those who grow and learn, question and falter, are both heroes and failures become the most memorable to me. 10. Unreliable. My real-life friends and family are solid as rocks, but in fiction I prefer a character with skewed perception or less than forth-coming narration.... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: Show me the numbers

There are so few threads tying these random books together, I could only conjure two: numeric titles plus, at some point, I've read them. Just for funzies, I included my star rating. 10. A Million Little Pieces | James Frey ★★★☆☆ 9. Marvel 1602 | Neil Gaiman ★★★★☆ 8. Fahrenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury ★★★★☆... Continue Reading →

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