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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Xena: Warrior Princess. Loved the TV series. Another one of those shows I religiously watched and often rewatch on DVD when the need arises.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- Kristen Britain. Every since reading Green Rider, I have wanted to meet her. Perhaps one day it will happen.
- 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.
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I have loved all of her books and it would be absolutely amazing to meet her.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
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.
- Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. I really enjoyed Cinder and I’m really looking forward to continuing on with this series.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay. This book sounds so good, and it’s huge, but really looking forward to starting it soon.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. I need to get to this one soon, and then watch the miniseries as well.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- Naussicaa of The Valley of The Wind. Love the movie and would love to read the manga.
- Saga. I’ve heard so many good things about this one that I want to read it.
- Nimona. Again, I’ve heard lots of good things about this one, so I want to check it out.
- Inuyasha. I have watched the anime series but would love to read all the manga as well.
- Ranma 1/2. Another case of I’ve watched and loved the series but have yet to read the manga.
- Wonder Woman. Especially the older Wonder Woman comics, but really any of them will do.
- Xena: Warrior Princess. I only found out recently that there are Xena comics, so I want to read them.
- She-Ra & He-Man. I have read a few of these newer comics, but I really want to read the rest.
- Star Wars. There are so many Star Wars comics/graphic novels out there, but I want to read them all.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?