Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is the Top Ten Fandoms I’m A Part Of.

I don’t know if I have ten fandoms or not, but I’ll see how close I can get.

  1. Star Wars. Well, duh! I am obsessed with Star Wars and this should come as no surprise to anyone who has ever visited this blog. It’s awesome.
  2. Friends. I loved this show when it was on the air and still enjoy watching reruns when I spot them on TV. If the urge to watch it really gets to me, I can whip out my trusty DVDs of the series and watch whatever episode I want to.
  3. Xena: Warrior Princess. Loved the TV series. Another one of those shows I religiously watched and often rewatch on DVD when the need arises.
  4. She-Ra: Princess of Power. This show was my childhood and I still love it today. I would give anything for a live action She-Ra movie.
  5. Studio Ghibli. I love all of their movies, at least the ones I have seen, which is pretty much all of them. I seriously felt at a loss when Hayao Miyazaki retired, but luckily he has come out of retirement to make one more film – hopefully more.

Okay, that’s it. I feel like there might be a couple of more, but honestly I’m drawing a blank at this moment.

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is the Top Ten Authors I’m Dying To Meet.

It may sound strange, but there aren’t a lot of authors I want to meet. Like, I want to meet plenty of authors, but there are only a few that I would really drop everything to go see. So here they are, in no particular order.

  1. Karen Amanda Hooper. Seriously, I want to meet her so badly. I talk to her somewhat regularly online, but actually getting to meet her would be a dream come true. One day it will happen, one day.
  2. Kristen Britain. Every since reading Green Rider, I have wanted to meet her. Perhaps one day it will happen.
  3. Peter S. Beagle. Technically I have already met him once. But I was so star struck that I couldn’t even speak. He is supposed to be doing another The Last Unicorn tour sometime soon, so I am really looking forward to seeing him again and actually talk to him.
  4. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I have loved all of her books and it would be absolutely amazing to meet her.
  5. Christie Golden. Between her World of Warcraft and Star Wars books, I have enjoyed a lot of her writing. Getting to meet her would be awesome.
  6. Ann Aguirre. After reading her Sirantha Jax and Dred Chronicles series, I would love to meet her.

Well, that’s all I can think of at the moment. There are lots of other authors I wouldn’t mind meeting, but these are the ones I want to meet the most.

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is the Read In One Sitting Theme.

For this, I’m going to go with the books that I have read, or could read, in one sitting. This is of course assuming that I didn’t have anything interrupting me. So you know, reading in that perfect world, where you don’t need to eat, sleep or anything else outside of read.

  1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I came really close to reading this one in one sitting. I started it late at night, got only a short way into it before I needed to sleep, but the next day I burned through the rest of it.
  2. Murder, She Wrote Books by Jessica Fletcher. These books are great quick reads and I can often read them in one sitting. I find they are great in between longer books, and often use them as sort of palate cleansers.
  3. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. I generally read this book in one sitting, as it’s short and such a great story. Of course, I also like to stretch the story out over a couple of days just so I don’t get to the end too quickly.
  4. Grasping At Eternity by Karen Amanda Hooper. Really, any of her books I could read in a day. Though admittedly, I also try not to rush these ones because they are so good and I want to make them last.
  5. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. This fun little book can easily be read in one sitting. I loved this one growing up and still regularly reread it.
  6. Destiny, Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice. This was a great middle grade novel that I read a couple years ago and could easily be read in one sitting.
  7. Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey. I think even without sleeping or anything else, I highly doubt I could ever read this one in one sitting. But I would love to, because it’s such a great book and I need to reread it soon so that I can continue on with the series.
  8. The Floating Castle by Craig Mills. I’m pretty sure that I read this one in one sitting because it was such a great and nostalgic read. I really wish there were more King’s Quest books out there.
  9. Manga & Graphic Novels. I’m going general with this one, not picking any one specific manga, but manga and graphic novels are great one sitting reads. Plus it’s a nice change of pace for novels.
  10. Perdition by Ann Aguirre. I know I came close to reading this one in one sitting and if/when I reread it, I am certain I could do it in one go. This is a great start to an amazing trilogy, and really all three books can be read in one sitting each.

So there you have it, the books I have or could read in one sitting. What books have you read in one sitting? Any books you wish you could read all at once?

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is the Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR.

I cannot believe it’s almost spring. Honestly, it doesn’t look or feel like almost spring outside. It’s cold, there’s still tons of snow and I know real spring won’t hit here until May. Either way, here are the books I’m looking forward to come spring, listed in no particular order.

  1. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. I really enjoyed Cinder and I’m really looking forward to continuing on with this series.
  2. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. I’ve been saying I will read this book for years now, so hopefully it will actually happen this spring.
  3. Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre. I loved her Sirantha Jax and Dred Chronicles series, so really looking forward to starting this one, even if it does sound vastly different.
  4. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay. This book sounds so good, and it’s huge, but really looking forward to starting it soon.
  5. Lord of The Flies by William Golding. I technically read this one way back when in high school, but I want to reread it and see if I still like it as much as I did back then.
  6. American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I have only read one Gaiman book before, and I didn’t like it, but I still really want to read this one.
  7. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. How have I not read this one yet? Seriously, I loved the movie, so I need to read the book already.
  8. The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. I need to get to this one soon, and then watch the miniseries as well.
  9. The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook. I’m feeling iffy about this one, but I still want to read it strictly because of Felicia Day’s Vaginal Fantasy Book Club.
  10. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. I liked the movie, now I need to read the book to see how they compare.

There you have it, the books I’m looking forward to reading in spring. I will be really impressed if I get to all of them during the spring season, but in the end they should all get read sometime this year.

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is the Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would.

I decided to do a bit of both for this list, because I wasn’t sure if I could find ten books that would fit just one of these. Plus it adds a bit of fun to cover both sides of the topic. So here they are in no particular order.

Books I Loved More Than I Thought I Would

  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I put this one off for years thinking I would hate it, but when I finally read it not that long ago I realized it was a really good book.
  • Lost Stars by Claudia Gray. With so many disappointments in the new Star Wars Cannon series, I didn’t expect much out of this one. But what I got was a truly fantastic story, and I really hope that Gray writes a follow up novel to check in on these characters a few years later in the timeline.
  • Foundation by Isaac Asimov. I really wasn’t expecting much from this one, and while I didn’t think it was the best book ever, I still enjoyed it more than I thought I would and plan to read the rest of the series some day. I can see how this story inspired Star Wars with a lot of similar ideas and terminology.
  • Owl And The Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish. I had this one randomly send to me by the publisher, and when I read the back I though I would hate it. In fact, I didn’t think I would even bother reading it, but I did and fond a very interesting story within it’s pages.
  • Half Of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I was expecting to like this one, but not to love it like I did. Adichie’s writing is so beautiful, and it was reading this book that prompted me to go out and buy all her other books, which are all wonderful reads as well.

Books I Loved Less Than I Thought I Would

  • Star Wars: Catalyst. This, and most of the other books in the new Star Wars cannon have been huge disappointments. I want to like then, because they are Star Wars, but nearly every one I have ended up not liking.
  • The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed The Raven Boys. But I found each book after that was less and less interesting, and when I got to The Raven King, I couldn’t even bother to finish it. I though I would love the whole series, but sadly I didn’t.
  • Titans by Victoria Scott. I liked this book, I really did, but I didn’t love it. I had though I would absolutely love this book based off the synopsis, but it didn’t live up to my expectations. I think my big issue was I was thinking it would be like The Scorpio Races and when it wasn’t, I was left feeling disappointed.
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. When I first finished this book I gave it a four star rating, but shortly afterwards I really questioned that decision because the more I thought about it, the more I realized it wasn’t that good, and I began to forget the book just days after finishing it. So while I initially liked it, in the end I didn’t enjoy it very much.
  • The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner. Sure, I liked the first book enough to keep reading, but everything after that felt like a carbon copy of the first book.

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is all about visuals. So I am going with the Top Ten Graphic Novels/Comics/Manga I Want To Read.

  1. Naussicaa of The Valley of The Wind. Love the movie and would love to read the manga.
  2. Saga. I’ve heard so many good things about this one that I want to read it.
  3. Nimona. Again, I’ve heard lots of good things about this one, so I want to check it out.
  4. Inuyasha. I have watched the anime series but would love to read all the manga as well.
  5. Ranma 1/2. Another case of I’ve watched and loved the series but have yet to read the manga.
  6. Wonder Woman. Especially the older Wonder Woman comics, but really any of them will do.
  7. Xena: Warrior Princess. I only found out recently that there are Xena comics, so I want to read them.
  8. She-Ra & He-Man. I have read a few of these newer comics, but I really want to read the rest.
  9. Star Wars. There are so many Star Wars comics/graphic novels out there, but I want to read them all.

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is the Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to).

Well, I’m going to alter this one slightly and make it the Top Ten Books I Meant To Read In 2016 But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to), mostly because I can’t think of many 2016 releases that I wanted to read and didn’t. So here they are in no particular order.

  1. Sacred Seas by Karen Amanda Hooper. Well, this one didn’t end up coming out in 2016 like I had hoped it would, but I had it on my TBR for the year and still plan to read it as soon as it’s published.
  2. Dark Disciple by Christie Golden. I put off reading this book until I watched all of The Clone Wars, but then never got a chance to read it before the end of the year, so I will read it this year.
  3. White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison. I started The Hollows series a while back but never got around to finishing it. I meant to read this book, as well as the rest of the series, in 2016 but it didn’t happen. I will hopefully get to them this year.
  4. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. This poor book has been on my TBR for what feels like forever, so in 2016 I meant to read it (yet again) but didn’t.
  5. Kushiel’s Chosen by Jacqueline Carey. I loved the first book in this series and meant to read the rest in 2016 but didn’t. With luck I will finished the series this year.
  6. War Crimes by Christie Golden. This one was put on hol duntil I read the book before it in the series, which meant I didn’t get around to it in 2016, but it’s on my list to read this year.
  7. Mirror Sight by Kirsten Britain. I really want to read this one because I love this series, but I didn’t get to it in 2016 because I need to reread all the previous books in the series, so I can remember what happened in them, before diving into this one.

What books did you meant to read in 2016 but didn’t get a chance to?