Top Ten Tuesday/ Snacks And Drinks While Reading

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September 17: Favorite Things to Eat/Drink While Reading (submitted by Jana’s mom)

Smoothies

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Cereal

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Water

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Fruit Like Watermelon 

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Veggie Dips

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Veggie Chips

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Crispy Seaweed

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Hot Chocolate

 

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Tea And Coffee

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Sweet Treats

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Beware that none of the photos are mine, I’m terrible at photography, so I looked for the images online.
Alex

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Top Ten Tuesday/ Scared To Reread

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September 10: Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading and Why (maybe you’re scared of it, worried it won’t live up to the hype, etc.) (submitted by Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea)

I want to do this with rereads because I don’t have enough books on my Goodreads tbr to create a good list of ten.

Outspoken: A Decade of Transgender Activism and Trans Feminism
Outspoken: A Decade of Transgender Activism and Trans Feminism
by Julia Serano

Why: I would love to reread this book since It’s about activism and that something that I want to try and do in the future. However, when I read this the first time, a lot of the words entered one ear and went out the other.

Death Can Wait
Death Can Wait
by Evan Bond

Why: This book is very well done but gave me nightmares for a few nights after I read this.

The Vegetarian
The Vegetarian
by Han Kang

Why: I didn’t really understand this book or the reasons behind it, so I doubt it I will feel any different the second time around.

Closure, Limited and Other Zombie Stories
Closure, Limited and Other Zombie Stories
by Max Brooks

Why: I doubt it if I read this book the right way, but I have no will to reread it.

The Blonde Formula
The Blonde Formula
by Federica Brunini, Becky D’Ugo (Translator)

Why: As much as I want to support Maltese authors, I don’t like this book enough to give it another read and I don’t own this book anymore.

Gone
(Gone Saga #1)
by Stacy Claflin

Why: This book gave me the creeps, but I was given this by the author and can’t afford or have access to the rest of the series.

The Transgender Manifesto
The Transgender Manifesto
by Ian Thomas Malone

Why: The Transgender Manifesto by Ian Thomas Malone represents the trans community, but, I think it will trigger feelings I don’t want to feel.

Nevada
Nevada
by Imogen Binnie

Why: I don’t know why but this book reminds me of an ex-girlfriend and the good times we had together and I feel that rereading this book will send me in a swallow mindset where I don’t want my mind to go.

Sex in C Major
Sex in C Major
by Matthew J. Metzger

Why: I love this book for its weirdness, but it has a lot of sex scenes that will set me off.

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
Fifty Shades of Grey
(Fifty Shades #1)
by E.L. James

Why: I won’t like it as much as my 17-year-old self did, because me back then didn’t care how bad the writing in this book is. However, I now with the lens of an author does care.

Alex

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday/ Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone

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September 3: Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone (i.e., a genre you don’t typically read or subject matter you’re not usually drawn to)

Humans, Bow Down
Humans, Bow Down
by James Patterson, Emily Raymond, Alexander Ovchinnikov (Illustrator)
When the Wind Blows (When the Wind Blows, #1)
When the Wind Blows
(When the Wind Blows #1)
by James Patterson
The Lake House (When the Wind Blows, #2)
The Lake House
(When the Wind Blows #2)
by James Patterson
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas
by James Patterson
Jacky Ha-Ha (Jacky Ha-Ha, #1)
Jacky Ha-Ha
(Jacky Ha-Ha #1)
by James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein  Kerascoët (Illustrations)
Waiting
Waiting
by Carol Lynch Williams
Hexwood
Hexwood
by Diana Wynne Jones
Against Medical Advice
Against Medical Advice
by James Patterson, Hal Friedman
Woman of God
Woman of God
by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
Death Can Wait
Death Can Wait
by Evan Bond

Alex

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday/ Books I Would Love To Have On My Selves

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August 27: Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library (perhaps you checked it out, borrowed it from a friend, received it for review, etc. and want to own it yourself.) (Submitted by Annemieke @ A Dance with Books)

I want to choose books I recently read.

Rosie
Rosie
by Lesley Pearse
When the Wind Blows (When the Wind Blows, #1)
When the Wind Blows
(When the Wind Blows #1)
by James Patterson
Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Beneath a Scarlet Sky
by Mark T. Sullivan
Eliza and Her Monsters
Eliza and Her Monsters
by Francesca Zappia
The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein
A Very Large Expanse of Sea
A Very Large Expanse of Sea
by Tahereh Mafi
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World
Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World
by Ashley Herring Blake
Tell Me How You Really Feel
Tell Me How You Really Feel
by Aminah Mae Safi
Finding Me
Finding Me
by Kelly Gunderman
Waiting
Waiting
by Carol Lynch Williams

Alex

 

Top Ten Tuesday/ Best Friends

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August 13: Book Characters I’d Love to Be Besties With (submitted by Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Blog) I did this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic last week by mistake so I’m swapping topics.

1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, #1)
1st to Die
(Women’s Murder Club #1)
by James Patterson

I would love to be part of the friend group in this series.

Rosie
Rosie
by Lesley Pearse

If I was Rosie’s friend, I would want to tell her that everything will be okay in the end.

Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, #1)
Along Came a Spider
(Alex Cross #1)
by James Patterson

Alex Cross is the main character in this series and being friends with him means I’ll get a chance to figure out his way of thinking.

Swipe Right for Murder
Swipe Right for Murder
by Derek Milman

I think, I want to be Aidan best friend just to solve the murder.

In Too Deep (Stewart Island, #1)
In Too Deep
(Stewart Island #1)
by Tracey Alvarez

Piper Harland seems to be a cool chick to be friends with.

The Lake House (When the Wind Blows, #2)
The Lake House
(When the Wind Blows #2)
by James Patterson

I want to be friends with Max because she’s bad-ass and strong.

Heartstopper: Volume One (Heartstopper, #1)
Heartstopper: Volume One
(Heartstopper #1)
by Alice Oseman

Charile and Nick so sweet and be great friends.

Eliza and Her Monsters
Eliza and Her Monsters
by Francesca Zappia

Eliza Mirk is so creative I think we would be good friends.

Reaching for Sun
Reaching for Sun
by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

I saw a lot of Josie in me when I read this book this month so of course I want to be your friend.

Waiting
Waiting
by Carol Lynch Williams

I feel like London needs someone to listen to her and I want to be that friend.

Alex

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday Tropes

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August 20: Favorite Tropes (a trope is a commonly used theme or plot device) (submitted by Andrea @ Books for Muse)

Coming out. 🌈

Characters that are working at non-profit. 🏙

When pets are involved.🐹

Healing after trauma.🙏

Slow heat love. 💕

Adoption topics. 🧒

Travelling.🛩🛩🛩

Bands.🎧🎹

Strong friendships.👭👭👭

Hate to love relationship.❤💋

Alex

Top Ten Tuesday/ Covers Redesign

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August 6: Cover Redesigns I Loved/Hated (submitted by Rachelle @ Shell’s Stories)

Dislike                                               Like

Crazy For You              Crazy For You

Breathless on the Boulevard (The Bachelor Next Door, book 3)                    Breathless on the Boulevard: The Bachelor Next Door, book 3

Naked Without a Hat                 Naked Without A Hat

Tara                                              Tara

Hexwood                             Hexwood

In My Sister's Shoes              In My Sister's Shoes

When I'm Weak (Mile High Romance, #2)              When I'm Weak (Mile High Romance #2)

The Art of Racing in the Rain                         The Art of Racing in the Rain

Timoleon Vieta Come Home: A Sentimental Journey            Timoleon Vieta Come Home

Darling Annie                                       Darling Annie

Alex