Favorite Opening Lines (Pt. 2) {Top Ten Tuesday}

20200526 Opening Lines

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Today’s all about one of my favorite things: quotes! But not just any quotes, no, I’m talking about OPENING LINES. You know, they carry quite a heavy burden, these opening lines. They are the first impression of a book (well, besides the cover. And blurb.) and as such they are CRUCIAL in getting the reader invested and setting the tone of the story to come. So, a really big deal.

So naturally, I have some favorite opening lines for you. (If you want to, you can also check out part one of my favorite opening lines here. ) Enjoy!

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Escape, Empathy & World Domination? — Eight Reasons Why I Love Reading Books {Top Ten Tuesday}

20200519 Reasons Why I Love Reading

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s topic was to write about the reasons why we love something. Which is something I LOVE! See for example my reasons why I love audiobooks, why I love Red Winter, why I love Death Note, why I love BTS, why I love Guild Codex… you see my point.

But what I haven’t yet talked about, is reasons why I love reading. I mean, it’s the start of everything and the reason I’m even writing this blog, right?

So without further ado, let me tell you about the 8 reasons why I love reading!

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Look, I’m Just Never Going To Read These (Probably) — The Last 9 Books I Removed From My TBR {Top Ten Tuesday}

20200512 Last 9 Books I Removed From My TBR

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s topic is about the last books we abandoned, aka removed from our TBR. And honestly, I am TERRIBLE at this. At first I thought “fine I’ll just go through my Goodreads TBR and remove some books – I have so many books on there that I added years ago and have no idea what they’re about so this’ll be easy.”

BUT then I read more about the books and I just can’t remove them because who knows – maybe in a few years I’ll still read this or my interest will return. Just abandoning books seems so harsh… I know, I know, this is pointless but still….

After I spent way too many hours pondering these books, I came up with 9 I was ok with removing. Probably. Maybe. Feel free to let me know if you loved one of these books and I should still give them a try!

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Ain’t No Party Without Food — Bookish Food Ideas For Your Bookish Party {Top Ten Tuesday}

20200505 Bookish Food Ideas

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s topic is all about bookish parties and I wanted to highlight one of the crucial elements (and my favorite) of any party, namely THE FOOD. Now a little disclaimer: I am no kitchen princess. I’m not even a kitchen mouse. I suck at cooking, baking and anything related to it and I’m not very fond of it either. But eating, especially sweets and snacks? I am awesome at that!

So I did not come up with any of the ideas below, nor do I have any idea on the difficulty levels of them (okay to be fair, some of these seem easy enough for even me to pull them off). But all of them look good and like a lot of fun for any bookish party for young and old!

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Books I Wish I Had Read As A Teen & The Lessons They Could Have Taught Me {Top Ten Tuesday}

20200425 Books I Wish I Had Read As A Teen

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s topic is about the books we wish we had read as a kid and I’m twisting it just a teensy bit to books I wish I had read as a teen. Because I often think with a lot of YA and adult books I read nowadays that I WISH I HAD READ THIS EARLIER. Because books can teach us so many things, and a lot of those things would have been nice to know about earlier. Or would have been crucial in my development in that time period. Or I feel should just be mandatory reading for all teens. So here are a few of the books I wish I had read as a teen and the lessons they could have taught me:

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Twelve Book Titles That Would Make Good Band Names {Top Ten Tuesday}

20200421 Book Titles That Would Make Good Band Names

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s a pretty fun topic, because we get to speculate on which book titles would make good band names! Now, I’m honestly a fan of somewhat longer band names like Panic! at the Disco, Bring Me The Horizon, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness or Mindless Self Indulgence, or band names with a little fantasy twist like Sleeping With Sirens, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Imagine Dragons or Angels & Airwaves. So naturally, I tried to choose some book titles/band names that reminded me of that. What do you think?

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Rocks, Rock Bands, A Cappella and Tolstoy — Books I Enjoyed but Rarely Talk About {Top Ten Tuesday}

20200415 Books I Enjoyed But Rarely Talk About

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today I give the spotlight to some books that I read and enjoyed, and yet never really seem to talk about. Which is a shame, because they are precious as well. So today, I present to you 12 books that, even though I don’t talk about them often, are pretty awesome and deserve some love too!

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The Extremely Simple & Very Predictable Reasons Why I Picked Up These Recent Books {Top Ten Tuesday}

20200407 Reasons Why I Picked Up These Books

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today is all about WHY we pick up certain books. And honestly, I could say because someone I trust recommended it to me or because I read the blurb and it sounds nice or because of a pretty cover. But mostly, the reason why is VERY SIMPLE and can be boiled down to a few words. So I checked a few of the most recent books I read and specified the exact reason or wording why I decided to pick them up. And turns out, I’m a simple woman with simple, predictable tastes. (and what-do-you-know, enemies-to-lovers is a pretty recurrent theme. Nobody saw that coming.)

Here they are:

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From Packing Habits to Spending Habits — Ten Obvious Signs That You’re A Book Lover {Top Ten Tuesday}

20200331 Signs You're A Book Lover

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today I’m listing a few easy signs to help you diagnose yourself with bookloveritis. Ten symptoms any book lover will definitely recognize!

Of course, this post is meant to be for fun and is no definite guide to book lovers, as they come in different shapes and sizes and really there is only one main criteria for being a book lover: you’ve gotta love books!

(Also, I found all of these memes on Pinterest and claim no ownership)

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Intricate Worlds To Escape Into, Binge-Worthy Series & Top-Grade Humor – Book Recommendations For These Tough Times {Top Ten Tuesday}

20200324 Book Recommendations

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s topic was a genre freebie and though I’m not sure if this post 100% fits that topic, it still feels the most fitting to me. It’s no news to any of you that the world is in a pretty bad shape at the moment. The Corona Virus is spreading and lots of people around the world are affected. People are getting sick, stores are closing, lockdowns are happening more and more, people are staying home and worried as hell.

So this post is meant to help ease the pain some by providing light, fun book recommendations. Books that can help you escape to different worlds for a while. Books that are cute and fun and will help you smile. Books you can binge-read to help time go by.

I tried to incorporate some books I don’t recommend all the time, some lesser-talked-about gems, but I also couldn’t help myself and some often-talked-about favorites also… slipped in.

Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!

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