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, I hope it’s been terrific so far!

This week’s theme is Books to Read By the Pool/At the Beach. Now bookworms, I love reading, every book blogger does, but I cannot read by a pool/beach. It’s not like I’m afraid of getting the book wet or anything like that, it’s that if I’m near water then I’m swimming in it! I just love swimming too much! The idea of sitting on a deck/beach reading when I’m so close to the water is just mind boggling to me, but you do you!

So I’ve tried to choose some water-themed books that you might want to read by some water and I might want to read because it makes me want to swim! 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

Sorry about not posting a Top Ten Tuesday last week, I completely spaced on it! But I’m back this week and ready to make some lists!

This week’s theme is AMAZING because it’s about best character names! I don’t know about you, but sometimes just finding out a character’s name will make me interested in reading the book, or inspire future names for kids! I’ve always loved names and name meanings though, so it makes sense that I’d like character names! Continue reading

Review: The Book of Barb by Nadia Bailey

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Publication: August 1st 2017
Publisher: Smith Street Books
Pages:  95 pages
Source: Gift (Thanks Andrea!)
Genre: Fiction, Sci Fi, Media-Tie-In
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤

Whenever life gets particularly difficult there’s only one question we can ask: What Would Barb Do?

The Book of Barb is an ode to all things Barb, our favourite minor character from the ever popular Netflix series Stranger Things. I know I loved with Barb the moment she appeared on screen: her clear caring and love for her best friend Nancy, her logic and worry about following the rules and not wanting to give in to peer pressure but wanting to keep Nancy safe, her demise at the demigorgon when she did NOTHING WRONG!

Sorry, I’m still upset about that. 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

It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday and I’ve been looking forward to this theme for quite a while!

This week’s theme is Top Ten Frequently Used Words In (Insert Genre/Age Group) Titles, and just think about all the words that are possible for this theme! First you choose which genre/age group and it’s the best theme in the world!

I was debating doing YA, but after some thought knew I had to do common words in Thriller Titles, because I keep getting so annoyed by the recent trend of calling adult women protagonists “girls” (in fact, it’s the first word on the list!). Let me know in the comments below what words you’re tired of seeing in certain book genre/age group titles!

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Review: Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North

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Publication: 2016
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Pages:  400 pages
Source: Birthmas Gift (Thanks Andrea!)
Genre: Fiction, Choose Your Own Genre!
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤

I absolutely adored Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North, my first time reading a Choose-Your-Own Adventure book, and now want to make every review I write chooseable! It’ll make writing reviews twice as long, but it will make it more fun and entertaining for you bookworms right? So, without further ado, let’s start the review! (rhyming couplets for the win!) Continue reading