Hello everyone! I always enjoy topics linking books and music, two of my great loves, and what better theme to use than one of my most recent great loves - the K-pop powerhouse BTS?! (Warning: slight gushing ahead:) Aside from being amazing entertainers who create meaningful music, their personalities, humour, chemistry and charisma are utterly … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Would Make Great Song Titles (BTS edition!)
Wasn't planning on posting today but decided to treat myself to some down-time with listening to some BTS bops while blogging and re-doing my TTT banner! Been a tad stressed and more than a bit busy recently: I just had a job interview this morning, re-submitted my application for Outreach Officer (in the British Association … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Fall/Autumn TBR!
Today I'm sharing some great books that somehow slipped through the reviewing cracks! I started 'reviewing' books (sort of) on Shelfari - does anyone else remember this? - when I was about 12. My Year 8 English teacher introduced us to it and I was obsessed. I loved that we could choose the type of … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved But Never Reviewed (aka most of my childhood faves)
Today I'm sharing some bookish happenings - iconic scenes, real-life conventions, major fictional events - that I'd love to go to! Starting off in the real world, though we'll soon take off into the realm of the fanciful! YALC (Young Adult Literature Convention) I wanted to go in 2018 but didn't manage it. Hopefully I'll … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Events I’d Love to Go To (Real or Fictional!)
Today's topic: books that made me smile! Earlier today I saw Virginia @ The Sassy Library Fox's TTT, and she asked about different types of smiles. Now I've felt inspired to think about what specific kind of smile each of the books below elicit! 'The Graveyard Book' by Neil Gaiman - a wistful smile This … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Make Me Smile 🙂
It's the 10th anniversary of Top Ten Tuesday! One of the options was to pick a past TTT topic I wish I’d done, but didn’t get a chance to do. I spotted this one about bookstores and libraries and it looks fun! I've kept them to ones I have realistic chances of actually getting to... … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Bookstores and Libraries I’d Love to Visit
Today's topic: Opening Lines These are all lines that I thought of off the top of my head - so they're definitely memorable! If not word for word, I easily recalled the sense/atmosphere these opening sentences created, and my mind always links them indelibly back to that book, play or poem. 'Strange the Dreamer' by … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Memorable Opening Lines
Buckle up your space train seatbelts folks, because today I'm going to talk about why I love the 'Railhead' books by Philip Reeve! Genre: Sci-fi The Great Network: the place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains cross the galaxy in a heartbeat. Zen Starling is merely a petty thief, but when a mysterious stranger sends … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Reasons Why I Love ‘Railhead’
The original topic title was 'The Last Ten Books I Abandoned', but given that I almost never DNF - either I'm lucky with the book I picked, or just have severe FOMO - I decided to switch it up (spicy, I know) and instead list 10 books that I want to read but keep putting … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Keep Procrastinating
Today's topic: 10 things I'd have at my bookish party 1. Books. Like a profiterole tower, but BOOKS. Maybe they'd be those mini books and each guest can take one home as a little souvenir! 2. Auction for some of the collector's/signed first editions I have. I mean, I've got to be able to FUND … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Build a Bookish Party!