One of the reasons I started this blog was because I wanted to talk about books and hope that the habit of reading would someday change another person’s life as it did mine. Today being World Book Day, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the books that have made me who I am today to illustrate the power of literature. This isn’t a recommendations post as such, but if there’s one thing that I want you to take away from this is that stories have the potential to be the catalyst people need to make their lives better. I would urge you all to pick up a book today – any book – and give it a chance. Maybe it could be the one to improve your life the way the books mentioned below helped me.
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. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. How it works is that each Tuesday the host assigns a topic and then posts their top ten list that fits the topic. Every blogger can create their own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well and link to the host’s. The topic for July 31st, 2018 is: Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype. I’d done a blog post similar to this way back in February – Reading Hyped Books. What I’m going to do today instead is talk about books that were recommended to me by my bookish friends that were as good or even better than they told me it would be. I trust their reviews implicitly and would like to give them a shout-out because I usually decide my TBR based on friends’ opinion rather than read whatever is popular. I’m also going to mention one book that I want to add to my TBR because this person loves it or has recommended to me.
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. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. How it works is that each Tuesday the host assigns a topic and then posts their top ten list that fits the topic. Every blogger can create their own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well and link to the host’s. There is no set topic for February 13th, 2018, as it is a ‘Love freebie’, so I’ve chosen to go with: My Favourite OTPs. Since pictures are the equivalent of a thousand words, I’m just going to post some fan art (where available) of the fictional couples I ship.
Today’s challenge is hosted by Jenica from Firewhisky Reader. Her prompt is to describe your favourite winter scene from a book and explain why you want to be in it. As I’ve previously mentioned, snow is an alien concept to me. I’m pretty sure I would not thrive well in a snowy environment. I’m finding the current winter nights (13° C) only hard to bear, which should give you an idea of how I might feel stuck inside a winter scene. Nevertheless, I do have a favourite scene to talk about from a beloved children’s classic, so let’s get into it.
It’s been a while since I posted and that’s because life got pretty hectic since I started a new job. I didn’t expect it to get so busy so suddenly, but that’s life I guess. I promise to be more consistent because this blog is precious to me, pretty much as the Ring was to Gollum. I did say this month would be Harry Potter themed to celebrate its 20th anniversary and the impact it has on my life. I must confess that I don’t own physical copies of all the books (which shall be rectified as soon as I get my salary, never fear), but I have a few books on here that is my entire Harry Potter collection.
Hello and welcome! This is my weekly series, Top Three Thursdays, or, for convenience, TTT. Every week I discuss my top three in any bookish topic. If you’d like to participate, write up a post on your blog and leave a link to it in the comments below.
The topic for today (09/02/17) is: Favourite Books with Blue Covers
I wanted to spread a little bookshelf love with this week’s topic. I’m not a person who owns a lot of physical books even though I’d love to, but have an extensive collection of eBooks. When I was rifling through my small collection, I noticed that I own several books with blue covers. It’s not that I’m biased towards the colour; it seems I might have an unconscious attachment to it. Or maybe all the books I love have blue covers, coincidentally. For this post, although I loved the book and have talked about it in this post, I will leave out the Fantastic Beasts screenplay book because it’s been previously featured on here.
1. The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
3. The Secret to Teen Power by Paul Harrington
What are your three favourite blue books on your shelf? Share them with me if you’d like to.