Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by The Artsy Reader

It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday bookworms! Have you ever been to a book signing or met your favourite author? I’ve been to some book signings in the past, I even got to meet one of my all-time favourites a few years back, but there are still so many authors I want to meet! And that’s the theme for this week, Authors I’d Love to Meet. What are some of yours? Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by The Artsy Reader

Happy Top Ten Tuesday bookworms! Today’s theme is Books By My Favourite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read. Now, a lot of authors repeat on this list because I have a lot of new favourite authors and a lot of books I haven’t read by them. This list is a good reminder for myself about which books by them I have to read! Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by The Artsy Reader

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Have you ever read a book so good that you need to discuss it with someone else? Need to search for fan art, merchandise, fan fiction only to sadly find you can’t find anything, or that what you find is minuscule? Then this week’s theme is perfect for you because it’s all about Hidden Gems! Here are a few of my favourite books I wish I could fangirl over with more people! Continue reading

Review: Surfacing by Margaret Atwood

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Publication: January 1st 1972
Publisher: McClelland and Stewart Lmtd.
Pages:  192 pages
Source: Bought (Used Bookstore)
Genre: Fiction, Canadian, Mystery
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤

I’ve read a lot of books by Margaret Atwood, but none of them have been as strange as Surfacing was.

I heard of Surfacing a few years back when I was just getting into Atwood. My dad had read the book way back in university not long after it had been published. He hadn’t liked the book, had said it was confusing and strange, and it had completely put him off of Atwood until this year when he read The Blind Assassin and recognized how great a writer she really is (I kind of like Margaret Atwood okay!). I had just finished reading the Maddam series and couldn’t believe he’d said such a thing about such a Canadian icon, so when I found Surfacing in a used bookstore of course I had to buy it and prove my dad wrong.

Except it is kind of weird, and strange, and confusing, at least at the end. But it didn’t put me off Atwood! Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by The Artsy Reader

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! I don’t know why but I feel like I’ve been very absent from my blog and my bookstagram, even though I’ve been posting on the latter everyday and the former has been updated pretty steadily. I think it’s because I’ve read a lot in the past few days. I finished my re-read of Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones and fell in love with it all over again. I also just finished The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert, review up Thursday! And I just started reading Castle in the Air, the second book in the Howl’s Moving Castle series!

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is bookish worlds I’d want to/never want to live in. I chose five for each category. It’s so easy to read a book and think “wow I wish I lived here” and much harder to find books I wouldn’t want to live in. What about you? Continue reading

Review: The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

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Publication: October 11th 2005
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Pages:  216 pages
Source: Niagara on the Lake Book Shop
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Feminism, Mythology (Greek), Historical Fiction
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤

I’m a Greek Mythology junkie; give me a book on it or a book focusing on one myth or character and it’s mine to read. With all the talk of Circe by Madeline Miller, I’ve been itching to read it or something similar to tide over my mythology craving.

I’ve had The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood since last fall so it was the obvious choice, plus I’m also an Atwood junkie so it was like giving myself an extra treat to read. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by The Artsy Reader

Hello bookworms, it’s Top Ten Tuesday and this week’s theme is a freebie HOORAY!

I was originally scared about this week being a freebie because I had no idea what I would choose to make a list of! But then I realized this freebie would be the perfect opportunity for me to plan what I’ll be reading in the next few weeks!

And away we go! Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by The Artsy Reader

Hey bookworms, guess what? IT’S SPRING!

That’s right, Persephone left her hubby Hades back in the Underworld to bring the nice weather back to us! Though I think she’s taking her time, it’s still a bit chilly. Hurry up Persephone!

This week’s theme is Books on My Spring TBR, which means I’ll be repeating a lot of what I’ve said in my past posts because I’m doing the #UnreadShelfProject2018. It’s coming along, I’ve actually read more books than I thought, but nowhere near enough to finish by the end of the year!

On to the theme!

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Hello bookworms, it’s time for another exciting day of Top Ten Tuesday!

So, the theme for this week is actually Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading but I don’t want to do that theme. I HATE the idea of having books I’m no longer interested in, because I don’t really have any, I just have a lot on my shelf I haven’t read. We’ll see when I read them if I’m interested in finishing them, but until then I won’t worry about it.

Instead, I’m doing February 6th theme which was about what books I haven’t read on my TBR pile. It matches up with the #UnreadShelfProject2018 I want to do, and it will help me remember (some of) the books I need to finish this year.

Let’s get started! Continue reading

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood Review

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Publication: October 6th 2016
Publisher:  Hogarth
Pages:  293 pages
Source: Christmas Present (Thanks Dad! :D)
Genre: Fiction, Adult, Retelling, Fantasy, Canadian Literature
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤

The Tempest is on the list of my favourite Shakespearean plays (Hamlet will always be first, no changing that no matter how much magic you try to use to against me Prospero). It’s strange play, not a tragedy but it is tragic, not a comedy but it is funny. The proper genre for this play is a Romance, and most of Shakespeare’s Romances are odd plays that no one seems to remember exist. Continue reading